After watching a re-run of Lefleur, I thought of a theory on the Truce and ‘where’ Richard and his crew are staying. I don’t have any proof, and I don’t necessarily believe it is true. It is more of a “possibility” then a theory…
Maybe Richard and the hostiles are responsible for going into and policing different ‘times’ in order to encourage certain events to happen, and prevent other events from happening. It’s possible Richard goes to Horace because: (1) he thinks Sawyer and company are from a different time and do not belong in ’77, or (2) His crew wanted to capture Amy and her baby, Ethan, for reasons unknown. Other people stated that Ethan looked much older then ‘late twenties’ when Losties arrive in 2004. It would make sense if they took him into a different time.
The truce could have been an agreement betweent Dharma and Hostiles that the latter not try to change the past/present. This really doesn’t explain why they tried to capture Amy, but I believe they were trying to take her and Ethan, and did not intend them any actual ‘harm.’
There are definitely holes in this theory, but that’s why we are all here. Any thoughts?