Rosa Vernal wrote:Anton Gaist wrote:their lack of leadership.... That's GK's main weakness now, the lack of leadership. Sure, Ansom's there, but that's just one warlord
You sure on that? We don't know the composition of the forces. It's possible that they've got some casters and warlords out of the giant Decrypted force.
Plus, given that Stanley has promoted people to warlord, he can just follow Ansom/Parson's advice on who to designate Warlords.
The lookamancers and the findamancers will no doubt have spread (or had spread for them) the fact that their "Perfect Warlord" spell packs the serious punch.
Maldeus wrote:Throwing loads of troops at a persistent threat to your existence in order to finish him off once and for all and never again have to worry about being menaced by him? Sounds like a good deal to me. I always finish off an enemy faction after I've seized all their important territories in a war game, even if the individual city/base isn't worth the troops needed to seize it.
DevilDan wrote:Just as the coalition did during the first Gulf War?
In real politics and planning as in our everyday life, many people find it difficult to pay (or suffer) more in the short term if its the wisest course of action in the long term.
Maldeus wrote:Let's not bring real world politics into this. It's irrelevant because there's no indication that the Royal Crown Coalition wouldn't bite the bullet and take out Stanley even if the individual battle wouldn't be worth it, especially considering that Stanley will be striking back in a matter of Turns, not a matter of years.
moose o death wrote:i'm not so sure about narrative distance. everything seems to be pointing at your more typical lots of words little progress webcomic setup. narratve distance is a years worth of material to a webcomic. look at goblins for an example i think that gate has taken 2-3months to open, our time, and about an hour goblins time.
LordDarksea wrote:Well, this is the second of two epilogues. It's sort of meant to focus on the details of the aftershocks of the comic. I think by the time this one is through the narrative distance might be longer than you think.
LordDarksea wrote:As to your other point, hurrah for the gate but... I've been waiting months to know what happens with Saves a Fox and with Dies. months i tell you
DevilDan wrote:I like the idea of a profit motive behind the RCC--it certainly rings more true than some of the other explanations. But if GK was such a prize, why would Vinny even question Ansom and Jetstone's participation? That a smart, worldly character such as Vinny wonders about Ansom's motivation suggests that he has reason to believe that it won't be such a profitable venture for Jetstone even if things go to plan.
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