*whispers in horrifed awe* It's just really hitting me how much this guy is going to hurt when Vierce gets hold of him. little bitty pieces of screaming mincemeat
Just about the only thing that would lighten his sentence is the fact that Vierce is not a sadistic man. Angry, yes, violent, yes, but not outright sadistic. That should make Cipher Nine's lifetime o' pain, if and when it starts, relatively short.
Probably depends on whether he gets to Kothe before Vierce gets to him. That's heading for a frightening three-way race: who gets to destroy who first. This Nine has to be pretty angry about the whole major plot of act 2, and seems a lot more willing to take it out on anyone at hand so long as it doesn't blow his cover.