Shai_hulud wrote:Yes, because in a place where armed mobs hate you because of your soldiers invading their homeland, doing military drills in the streets is going to go over GREAT. Not going to cause a riot even a little.
I agree that many casters that would have gone into the Magic Kingdom will now stay home instead, but I think the Magic Kingdom has been neutral for too long and is too important to cause people to jump to the conclusion that it is no longer neutral. People will worry that it might be no longer neutral, but I doubt they can just stop hiring casters. There are no alternatives that come even close to what the Magic Kingdom offers. Sides might trade casters around, but that is slow and doesn't give nearly as much variety of casters. People have gotten used to being able to trade shmuckers for magic at a moment's notice; it's been that way for the entire history of Erfworld, and I doubt Erfworld will give it up easily.Kichumen wrote:This should actually be the end of the Magic Kingdom as the presence of Soldies makes it look like they are Allies of GK
Keep in mind, the Rulers have no idea what goes on in the MK, unless they're casters themselves. Furthermore, how they react to the news of a GK presence in the MK (if/when they do), will be heavily colored by how the MK acts.Kichumen wrote:This should actually be the end of the Magic Kingdom as the presence of Soldiers makes it look like they are Allies of GK
How would the other Rulers now see the fabled Neutrality? How would the Allied powers have viewed the Swiss neutrality when Göring (Leader of the Army) sets up camp in Bern with a small army and then proceeds to meet with lets say the Head of the Bankers ? To me it looks like they should consider the MK an Ally of Gobwin Knob.
So consequentially no Ruler should allow his Casters into the MK anymore. (Since Casters are way to valuable to Risk that easily)
Nor should they let other Casters into their Kingdom (fear of Spies or Assault Troops)
All that leads to the Casters of the MK no longer working for anybody nor getting business from anybody (except maybe GK and allies) Maybe Parson even wanted that when he brought in his Troops, but it's not something the MK Casters can tolerate if they want any hope of continuing their business.
No one in particular wrote:Keep in mind, the Rulers have no idea what goes on in the MK
Honestly, I can see Charlie doing a LOT with this situation. Sit on it & blackmail the MK with it. Sell it or give it to his clients, scaring them even more of GK and forcing them to go through him for their casting needs.
Actually, it strikes me that more important than how Rulers react will be how Casters do. For the Rulers, the MK was like Switzerland - neutral, far away, something to hear about from people who've been there. For the Casters, it was like the Holy Land - it was supposed to be sacrosanct, unassailable.
Lilwik wrote: but I think the Magic Kingdom has been neutral for too long and is too important to cause people to jump to the conclusion that it is no longer neutral. People will worry that it might be no longer neutral, but I doubt they can just stop hiring casters. There are no alternatives that come even close to what the Magic Kingdom offers. .
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