MonteCristo wrote:When? All i see mentioned was him saying that Jetstone doesn't like Stanely because he is a non-royal, and a suspected account of regicide... this is a FAR cry from "Royals Destroying any side that didn't have a royal as a ruler"... We do have Parson who claims that Royals like to gang up on non-royals but this again does not necessarily mean they go wiping them out; frankly i see it more like how TV treats carpudians, bullying them from time to time... an all out war would take much resources and involve heavy looses; something you can't afford to easily when you have aggressive neighbors breathing down your back; i mean TV for instance has lost a great amount of strength preparing for this battle with GK...
Yes, I couldn't remember Vinnie out and out saying something like that, just that Jetstone's stake there has a lot to do with non-royal Stanley. And Ansom was uncomfortable with admitting it, which seems to suggest royals (or at least some of them) don't like the idea of having that public image.
So far I think we have three real referances to such behaviour - Vinnie talking about Jetstone in this particular
conflict, and Parson's views shaped by Sizemore.
Personally I think that kind of attitude would be damaging to the royal mandate if true: "Oh we royals are superior, wait, what is that, a side ruled by a non-royal? Quick, we need five or more allies so we can crush them at once!" If non-royal rulers are so inferior it shouldn't take massive coalitions or multiple royals ganging up to deal with them. Stanley was special though thanks to his attitude, his tool and his dwagons. And his awesome lair.
If royals did hate non-royals so much that they would go out of their way to destroy those that came to power then they would refuse to hire Charlie much like they are doing right now with the advent of toolism... Ansom would have rather risked walking into a trap then call for help from a non-royal ruler like charlie
And charlie IS a side... one city and no warlords is indication of nothing... he just chooses not to have either
Lord Kasavin wrote:Like I said, laundry list. Regicide, I think, is the most important reason for Jetstone to really, really hate Stanley. The rest of his behavior just made it easy to form a giant alliance against him. I think TV could have forgotten about regicide, but not the attacks.
Vinny, at the very least, knows that a Lord Hamster Parson led the defense of GK even after Stanley bolted. So, his "existence" is probably common knowledge.
Also after Wanda and Jillian's dungeon session didn't we see Wanda telling her about the ultimate Warlord spell and presumably Parson? And Charlie certainly knows about him.
fjolnir wrote:I use the term bowing and scraping, because it appears that's what Slately expects of non-royals, even mercenary leaders like charlie. I didn't mean it in the sycophantic way, but more "the boot is on my throat, kneel or die" way. He has to tread this fine line because he's not always on the position of advantage, especially at the start of business negotiations.
Ah, I've got you. Although everyone knows what Charlie has to offer. He waits for people to come to him - like with the RCCI where he says something like "Looks like one of the sides in the Western Conflict has finally decided to meet our price". Just being so useful would stop him having to bow to deeply.
build6 wrote:he did "luck out" in having the battle happen at an uncroakable volcano.
Plus he was fortunate Jack saved Stanley from the ambush, and he was fortunate stepping into the magic kingdom didn't get him killed. It was a "rocks fall, everybody dies" finale after all.
OneHugeTuck wrote:Awesome. Sylvia's prowess keeps getting elevated. She's now up there with Ansom and Ossomer!
And if Wanda captures some more high level characters for Sylvia to stab she could soon be the one of the highest level characters of all time. Of All TIME.
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.