multilis wrote:"There might be avenues, times, places, but you don't hear a bad report in the first few moments and instantly get up on a soapbox (which it sounds like Caesar was)"
From Caesar's perspective, he was promised Heir, he has make no mistake and suddenly Heir is taken away from him. He already fears Don might be trying to kill him. He is in a situation where at any time things may change and Faq rulership may be possible.
I think that is Caesar's problem - his perspective. I like him, but he might be putting to much on being "promised" heir.
As we have seen, and Caesar should know, Don runs a side based on rewarding achievement and putting the best guy for the job in the position. Caesar became heir because he was the best option and Don's son and daughter weren't.
Now, in recent times, Caesar looks in danger of loosing the position of heir and he should be looking for reason why, such as whether it is something about himself that is making Don view him as unsuitable and what he can do to fix that. He isn't, as you say from his perspective he's done nothing wrong and Don is just taking it away from him.
Edit: atalex covered this already, heh, I probably should read more posts before responding myself.
" As DK has noted, Caesar is totally lacking in finesse" in a kingdom that lacks courtiers, that may not be a bad thing. That can actually be a good position to negotiate from. (Known finesse carries much more paranoia about backstabs).
Well, it is a double edged sword. You might well want your subordinates to lack finesse when dealing with you so you don't have to wonder to much about sneaky stuff, but you probably want to feel the person you put on the throne will have enough of it to run the kingdom properly and deal with allies and enemies.
Don apparently feels Caesar hasn't displayed the qualities necessary for him to rule TV well (and to be fair he is right, since Caesar seems to concerned about small picture stuff while Wanda's decrypted army of doom is rolling across Erfworld) and Caesar isn't helping his position much.
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.