It’s a distinction without much of a different, I’m afraid. However, don’t misunderstand, I’m not ‘blaming’ her for going traitor after an attack on her family, just stating that she did. If Del’Thul was the only one that had the resources to do that, then that is what it is, I guess. I know that if someone attacked my family, I would do whatever I had to in order to kill them. I would also accept the consequences from that.
So, yes, I am sympathetic to the reasons for Kernher’s position, but that doesn’t change said position. People ought to take responsibility for their actions. She worked with an avowed Matari terrorist to attack military forces of the Kingdom and is trying to topple the Imperial government, by violence if necessary. That’s treason.