What's with these weird jobs from Samsara?

I mean, I get that they’re “trying to fight fire with fire” and all, but this “Chamunda” guy just rubs me the wrong way, they make me feel like a pet, despite being a person. I only really go along with this guy because of my moral code. Mahodara’s chill, seems nice enough. Also, What’s the deal with this “Laurie Wu” character? It feels like I’ve stumbled into something far greater than I expected going in. This on top of those strange red-shifted signals I’ve been getting since yesterday have made things rather strange for me.