Lamech wrote:Hmm... the question would be if Stanley flips out or accepts it then.
The way this seems to be heading is Parson gets trapped in JS, and the garrison is started on fire. Parson probably dies as far as JS or Charlie knows. Of course, by taking the garrison Wanda can claim the city, and everyone can pop back out to the MK. This should be an unequivocally good thing if everyone plays nice. The new side is handed over to a random warlord (Sylvia sounds a good choice actually), Wanda turns back to GK and any new casters are immediately sent to GK. Happiness all around. Now if Stanley flips out though...
I was with you up until the part about popping back out into the MK. It'd be much easier for Wanda to just claim the new city and split off onto her own side, then form an immediate alliance with GK so that Stanley knows that there is no intent on becoming an enemy side. Some systems even have a tribute system set up where the newly branched out side pays a certain amount to the side that spawned them. The 0 upkeep on the decrypted should make that really easy to cover, so Stanley has a new form of income, and can focus on his own army.
Wanda's gonna need a CWL, since I highly doubt Stanley is gonna let her leave with anything other than decrypted. Ansom is the obvious choice if Wanda can negotiate for his return, which should be a lot easier since he'd be serving Wanda rather than Stanley. Then we have Sylvia, who shares a similar fatalism as Wanda, and is showing quite a bit of initiative towards the destruction of her enemies. Archer also seems to be getting a job done, but in a completely different manner than Sylvia. Antium is also a strong choice since his experience is dictating that certain actions need to be done with a certain priority (the arguments about seizing the Garrison before Wanda ever entered the portal, the negligible effect of Parson's bonus provided they acted quickly enough, the statement about how the search and destroy should have already been done, etc). KC was a CWL previously, but I don't know enough about his record to make much of an argument for him. Sylvia definitely seems to be a fan favourite.
As a side note, it seems that the GMtTA are putting Parson in a very bad predicament by pushing him against Charlie, since that goes against the Toolist movement. In order for him to be effective, he's going to need to be on a side that actually has a beef with Charlie, other than just a personal dislike from the Overlord. Tool vs Tool action is not something the current attuned are wanting.
This may be a setup for Parson to get tGMtTA's side of the argument, and then have him captured by Charlie to explain HIS side of the conflict, allowing Parson to choose which side he want to follow. And of course Charlie is gonna make Charlescomm seem like a thornless rose garden compared the pit of vitriol that tGMtTA slither in.