OneHugeTuck wrote:Let's say no attacker is at the gates, and Dove killed the king thus everybody else froze.
The page that tells us the most about this is B1K12
. Based on that page, I'm certain there is no "everybody else froze." A city is either entirely frozen (which is most of the time), or not frozen at all (because there are enemies in the city). If Dove kills the king, she is clearly an enemy who is attacking the city, which means the former Homekey soldiers (now neutrals) are free to kill her. Even after Dove dies no one would freeze because Delkey units would still be in the city, and the end of Homekey would also end the alliance. I doubt that Delkey and the neutrals would fight; instead I expect that the neutrals would mostly turn to Delkey and those that don't turn would be taken prisoner, then Delkey would claim the city.
OneHugeTuck wrote:And a barbarian walked up, climbed a wall, and saw everybody frozen.
By the time he starts climbing the wall the city would be unfrozen because it is under attack.
OneHugeTuck wrote:Could he claim the city?
According to B1K11
, he can only do that if he controls the garrison, which means he would need to kill or capture everyone in the garrison.
OneHugeTuck wrote:If he claimed the city, would he then be the ruler?
Being the ruler has nothing to do with claiming a city. Faq had a ruler even though it had no cities in Book 0. So your barbarian would be the ruler if he already was the ruler of his side before he captured the city, as Banhammer became the ruler of Efbaum.
OneHugeTuck wrote:So neutral units would still have rations pop and upkeep paid?
They are frozen in time, so surely they don't require any upkeep.