Lamech wrote:You know how the thinkamancers could win right now? "Parson your plan makes absolutely no sense! You have a two for a bonus, why would... wait, that's a suggestion spell on you. I can barely even tell its their, how is that even possible? No thinkamancer could do that, which means: Charlie. My fellow casters, Charlie has attempted to incite war here. This act cannot go unpunished. He spread the idea of using portals to attack, and attempted to do exactly that. This cannot go unpunished. We must seal Charlie's portal and support any efforts to destroy him, otherwise he will croak us all!."
BAM! All the resources of the MK are now pointed at Charlie.
Why would the other casters of the magic kingdom believe the thinkamancers on this front? After all, not only are the thinkamancers protecting the warlord that the REST of mk has been wary of, but Charlie himself actually has a very good reputation with doing business in the magic kingdom. Frankly, by supporting parson, the thinkamancers have actually joined a rather unpopular club. Not to mention that none of this would stop parson from HIS current course of action since he still knows that they are likely loosing the battle on the other side as they speak AND he has his own thinkamancer that would have likely noticed the suggestion spell leading him to think that the thinkamancers are likely lying
Lamech wrote:Capital shuffle. Move the capital to Spacerock, move in casters and corpses. Probably decrypt a couple to help move the corpses to the GK portal. Switch capital to GK, move everything through the GK portal.
That could work; though it assumes that you can reassign capitols at any time, namely when you are off turn.
However it does not address the other points like the simple fact that carrying corpses across portal park would take a VERY long time and would likely be stopped by the people of the magic kingdom who do not want MK became a staging ground for war.
Also we have to take into account how quickly Charlie might strike; with enough archons, Charlie could strike very hard and very fast. In order to use the defenses to the best effect, the casters would need to get to the tower where they have their bonuses. And the group might be stopped as they travel thought the MK by a flurry of casters angered that they would use an enemy portal.
That would end poorly for the anti-GKers. Right now the main force all wants Parson alive. Team-Parson has the advantage, anti-Parson would get wiped and Wanda would have a bunch of decrypted casters. Worst case is Wanda gets enough power to snowball through the MK, and theres a TPK. (This is an especially big risk due to the potential for tri-links if Wanda gets the thinkamancers.)
Not quite... the thinkamancers may like parson but they are anti-war as far as the magic kingdom goes which is why they won't let him through... as such they are unlikely to START a war in the magic kingdom. Furtharmore as we know, most casters in the magic kingdom are anti-parson and thanks to jeffi, world is spreading that parson is attempting to cross into an enemy portal. The casters of the kingdom do not want that... only the Predictamancers support parson THAT far. Even Janis does not like this plan and i don't many of the hippymancers would be quick to follow her because they would likely feel similar. When it comes down to it, Wanda's at a disadvantage here; She has only the GK casters, parson and the predictamancers that she can rely on (the thinkamancers are questionable at best) against the entirely of the Magic kingdom; she doesn't have her large armies of decrypted already there to back her up... and when it comes down to it, the predictamancers and thinkamancers are not exactly known for their combat abilities unlike some other branches of casters. Hell instead of simply focusing on Jeffi's group, imagine if every other caster in portal park realized what was going on and saw Parson leading a battle inside MK? He's not very popular and they would be quick to turn on him, not join him as he is doing what they feared he would; starting a war in MK
Chit Rule Railroad wrote:
We don't know if the ability to Rule is an attribute that a unit retains. We do know that Jillian was in the same position in Book I, and that she was able to found the new Faq. (Based on Stanley's description
of the battle, Banhammer wasn't the last to die in his Garrison either, so Jillian should have briefly been Ruler of the old Faq.) Considering that units in a Capital when an Heir-less Ruler croaks are unable to found a new Side and instead become "frozen"
, the most likely explanations are either (A) only Heirs have the potential to Rule, or (B) all Commanders have the potential to Rule but being "frozen" prevents them from founding a Side using the Capital Site they are sitting on.
No Jillian was not in the same posiiotn as Wanda... Wanda, though she was a ruler, was captured and became a common unit under Haffaton, then later turned to Faq and then even later turned to Gobwinknob; she served 3 other sides under 3 different rulers. Jillian on the otherhand was always a barbarian after he capitol fight and never joined other sides. The fact That Wanda joined other sides could have stripped her of her rights as a ruling unit, unlike Jillian who never joined any other sides.