Managed to make this one a bit too light, maybe? It seems quite possible.
Hiaté gets the Rod of Ulzis, filling another hole in the timeline or some such thing. The old dude playing noble defender didn’t strike well with some people as it’s not the smartest thing to do, but bear in mind not everyone is genius in war. Seems those that think they are would be the spectators, anyway. Gamps ain’t no spectator, so he’s allowed to mess up, thus.
It sounds so illogical, but in an odd way it really makes sense and you know it.