(name here) wrote:Don't see what exactly Don King is up to, though. I do sense some sort of incredibly elaborate backstab as a possibility. It just doesn't feel quite right otherwise. Alternately, the multiple chief warlords theory may have something to it. Mind, what makes things really weird is that he isn't developing a minor ally/vassal using spare money, he's actively weakening his own empire. He could have recruited Jil on a permanent basis and claimed the city as his own, as far as I can tell. Then again, maybe barbarian warlords can't be reintegrated in the normal fashion.
The only remaining possibility is that reestablishing FAQ as an independent side improved relations with some sides we haven't seen.
Don King could be even more leery of having his "secrets" revealed through decryption than Charlie was. Bankrolling an allied warlord who knows very little about the inner workings of TV would be good; Jillian is ideal with her high leadership bonus, high stats (she's a royal), and any combat benefits conferred from being a ruler. Also, it has never been established whether gwiffons and/or megalogwiffs can be decrypted. If Don King knows this, he might be willing to gamble that they *can't* be decrypted, making them the perfect air counter against the pliers. Jillian's fighting strategy is predominately based on use of gwiffons, once again making her an ideal ally.
This would also explain why Vinnie wasn't brought along or even informed of Jillian's mission.