Lilwik wrote:Contracts are magically binding, which seems to mean that they physically enforce themselves. Parson is unable to lie to Charlie about the results of the calculations that Parson performs for Charlie, and Wanda is unable to talk about the events in Haffaton. Therefore I think we can safely guess that Charlie will be physically incapable of attacking Posbrake until after Charlie pays the penalty clause to get out of the contract. Of course, that wouldn't make any difference if Charlie captured the city and took the treasury, because that would cause the entire penalty payment plus more to be returned to Charlie.goodmorning wrote:If you kill the king and the side is disbanded, is there anyone left to have the contract with? So if Charlie breaks the contract and kills Posbrake, will the contract penalties still be enforced?
Except that Posbrake is right. Charlie doesn't capture cities. The Archons were pretty clear on that when explaining it to Parson.
And, it is entirely probable that the contract includes payment after the job is done, too, so Charlie would be forfeiting that payment as well. Whether the Homekey payment plus the severance fee is greater than the bounty, I don't know. But, it isn't likely to be enough less than the bounty price to make the increased risk and damage to his reputation worthwhile.