Urf wrote:I still think the code to break is "food fight". We have to think in pop culture cliché.
In food fights, someone always ducks and hits a random passerby, who retaliates by striking the wrong culprit, and the instigator often gets out by crawling under tables.
Can Parson do something to artillery to change the intended target? Or force Spacerock's natural allies to break with their faction?
Or does "falling" inhibit artillery aim —can Wanda's strikeforce "fall" and charge the enemy? Can a unit's Move be enacted during a Fall?
Oh, and what happens to artillery fashioned by a Dollamancer if the Dollamancer in question changes sides?
I do like the idea of retaliation at the wrong target. I think that is in fact very likely with Parson's plan to attack Jetstone. Lets review the forces in Spacerock and their motives and ablities:
Jetstone forces loyal to Jetstone; they probably don't like Haggar all that much. And of course perfectly capable of attacking Haggar.
Haggar forces, on the ground and capable of hitting Jetstone units; Haggar believes that someone blackmailed them via Charlie, and probably suspect that Jetstone either is okay with it or did it themselves. Also, they possess the well known desire to attack Jetstone and take their capital.
GK forces are trapped and helpless as everyone knows.
Now Parson attacks some target he can beat and kills it. Either a Haggar unit or a Jetstone unit. Who will the victim blame? The enemy which they belive is capable of attacking or the enemy they belive is trapped and helpless?
Lamech, even if Charlie gave specific intel for Jillian, or any other reasonable argument, she wouldn't return to Spacerock. She didn't go there to save Jetstone nor to stop Wanda, she went there to retrieve Ansom and offer Wanda another chance to defect. You have to remember the love triangle from book 1 and how Jillian puts both her lovers above all else, and that killing Wanda could turn Ansom to dust.
Umm... at the end of the thinkagram her first instinct was to return to Jetstone. Duncan managed to talk her out of it by referencing the suggestion and saying that GK was in a hopeless situation; an argument made much more sound by the complete lack of any reason, even a fabricated one, to return.