BLANDCorporatio wrote:"Anything mysterious => Charlie did it" <=> fail.
+2 to that.
Dwagons aren't natural allies. So altough Charlie has been shown to make tribes rebel and is strongly implied to be behind the lack of gobwins, there's no proof he can manipulate wild creatures.
I vote for the "luck" option. Stanley hit the jackpot. Sometimes s**** happens. Other times good stuff does.
I also vote for the possibility that dwagons had simply been acumulating on those hexes for hundreds of turns and Stanley just hadn't the time to explore the area before.
Who knows, perhaps FAQ was the one puting a "wall" of wild dwagons around their city to keep intruders away, and then Stanley shows up and tames them all!
As for Wanda, she was probably playing smart. Stanley shows up with an army twice as big as expected. What to do?
-Stay loyal. FAQ may still win with your help, but there's a good chance you'll be killed in the crossfire or Stanley will kill you personally for clearly trying to betray you in a last act of revenge.
-Betrayal. They won't see it coming. You know where the king is. Kill him now and he won't have any time to react. With him out of the way and with your uncroacked army Stanley can easily crush FAQ's defenses. Minimal risk of personal death.
So basically, she quickly adapted to take the option with less risk. She would rather turn to Stanley than die heroically helping defend FAQ from a dwagon rush.
EDIT:Did anyone notice the uncroacked samurai have GK's livery on their chest?
I believe that's the supreme proof that Wanda turned to Stanley right there.