youngstormlord wrote:Completely unrelated to current update (art needs a little more work imo, I'd like text and pictures and not just a big picture btw), I think I know how to get Capital back to Gobwin Knob.
Step 1. Empty the city.
Step 2. Ask one of the barbarian casters to step through the portal.
Step 3. Barbarian caster has just captured your capital city! Stanley is free to name GK Capital again.
Step 4. Stanley does so.
Alternatively, ask a caster from some other side "Hey, do you want to capture a city for your side?"
I like this a lot. But I don't think Parson would trust a Barbarian caster with such a thing. Even under contract, they might be too tempted to break the contract and keep the city, or raze it instead.
But Wanda could order Jack or Ace to go barbarian and capture the city. They'd stay loyal, and turn back to Gobwin Knob when asked.
As for what the NDA could be about, what about Judy? If they are sworn to secrecy about everything they learned on that turn, then they haven't been able to tell Parson that he wasn't the first Warlord summoned that way. There is a ton of information about her that is relevant to Parson.
When we first met Judy, she said she was supposed to kill Charlie, but she didn't. I assumed at the time this just meant she was supposed to kill the ruler of her enemy side. But what if it were fate instead. If the fate that says Parson is supposed to kill Charlie is instead that a summoned warlord will kill Charlie, that would explain a few things. It would explain why Charlie doesn't seem to want to directly kill Parson. It probably wouldn't work. But Charlie knows that a previously summoned Warlord was able to return home of their own free will, so Charlie tried to force Parson to do the same. Not being able to talk about Judy also keeps them from telling Parson about the Arken Shoes, which would let him go home. And we don't even know everything that they are sworn not to speak of yet, because Jack and Wanda have yet to make the deal.
However, one more things now makes sense. Marie's part in all of this. She knows everything that Jack and Wanda know about Charlie as well. That may be why she didn't prevent the fall of Faq. She may have been able to save the city, but that would mean that she wouldn't be able to put things in motion to summon Parson, and end war on Erf.