Goshen wrote:I, myself, am confused! I really didn't think Banhammer would fall for Olive's BS. Sill hoping it's all a ruse, but it if is, it probably involves sacrificing Orwell. A glimmer of hope is that Marie indicated that she predicted something slightly different from "Haffaton will conquer FAQ".
Marie predicted that FAQ would fall and Banhammer would die. Olive is aware that she predicted the fall of FAQ, but not that she predicted Banhammer's death. Banhammer had fully accepted it long ago, and acknowledges Marie's reminder while keeping it secret from Olive. If Banhammer is actually going along with Olive, he fully expects her to kill him once she has his casters and is, as he planned, attempting to save the philosophy of FAQ by giving his casters a new home. Since he hasn't heard about the ways Olive tends to use up her casters, it actually wouldn't be unreasonable for him to think he's getting everything he could hope for given the predictamancy hanging over his own death accompanying the fall of FAQ.
It's entirely possible he still has something planned, but if not I think that Banhammer isn't so much falling for Olive's BS as he is giving her exactly what it suits him to give her.