Though Kurdak's incident sent some shockwaves throughout the empire, the general public lost interest with the passing of time. The media also stopped mentioning the matter out of the blue as if they had turned mute, accelerating the fading of Kurdak and his achievements from the public consciousness.
The most insulting thing was even though Kurdak's rank wasn't high, his achievements at the southern front were incredibly well known, partially thanks to the intentional publicity from imperial media coverage. Everyone who heard Kurdak's name would praise him with their thumbs up.
And then the scandal followed. While he did things that were rather out of line, he didn't infringe upon the empire's interests in the strictest sense. All he did was ditch his post and attack a governor....