atalex wrote:Even more interesting that Slately has no interest in making Trem the heir, nor even allowing him to remain as Chief Warlord a minute more than necessary. Not that Trem seems to mind -- he seems too much of a philosopher and strategist to want either job, which is why I still think he'll end up King of Jetstone before the day is out. I really hope we find out what Slately has against his eldest son? Is it just the fact that he is the least stereotypically "noble" of his three sons?
Unless i missed one, it could be possible that "heir" and "chief warlord" are related titles... as in, while a side normally gets to choose the chief warlord, if they have an Heir, then the Heir AUTOMATICALLY the chief warlord... Stanely, Caesar, Jillian, Haggar, Ossomer and Ansom, all seemed to play the role of both chief warlord and heir. if this is the case, then this would be the reason why Trem does not get to be heir as opposed to his brothers; it's because he's not well suited for battle.
While a chief warlord with a strategic mind is valuable, one of the greatest benefits of a chief warlord is the bonus he provides when he's on the front lines, and being on the frontlines means being able to fight. If Trem is not that good of a fighter, that might give Slately enough reason to overlook him in favor of his younger sons; And since he wants a fighter to be his chief warlord, that ends up meaning he must also be the heir, for the reasons i mentioned above.
This could be part of why Ansom was his original heir out of the 3, he had the best balance of strength and mind, while the other two only specialize only in one area.
gazes_also wrote:Tram's gifts are diplomacy and deal-brokering. A diplomat who is royal is an advantage, but an heir is too much to risk in a negotiation, far too much leverage if he's taken hostage.
eh, i don't know about that... if you have the ability to just change heirs (for a price), then i don't think it makes him THAT much of a risk
If he gets taken, you just name a new heir and he's no longer as valuable anymore
name lips wrote:We still don't know how succession works. Trem seemed pretty sure earlier that as soon as Wanda killed King Slately that he and his men would vanish and their whole side would be destroyed. I don't see any reason that it would be different if Slately is killed during this battle.
Trem was certain they would disappear because it was GOBWINKNOB's TURN, and they did not have an heir... from what we can tell, unlike cheif warlord, a new heir can not be named off turn; as Parson pointed out in his klog, there are many things you can't do off-turn and only a few you can... the difference now, in this battle, is that now it is JETSTONE's turn, which means that it is very possible that Slately can name a new heir (Trem)
granted, it is actually possible that it's the case that an heir can only be named when the heir-to-be is IN the capitol... So you could name a new heir if it's off turn, but only if that heir is in the capitol, which Trem was not... But that's just overthinking... the important thing is, is that it is Jetstone's turn and Trem is going to see his father