Update and endings
Thanks to Doug and Aaron for more typo spotting.
A quick note on the ending:
First, there is only one ending in terms of what happens in the revolt. See the original for more. (Yes, it's abrupt in the original too.)
Second, depending on how you interact with the procession, the Diplomat may end up more or less beloved, and may or may not twig to the idea of what actually sets off the revolt of the machines. That outcome is in the Epilogue passage.