Raza wrote:I think you people're giving Trem too little credit. His judgement isn't bad for what he knows, and curiosity is generally a desirable trait. It's only because we know more than he does (Charlie didn't tell him why he should be worried here specifically, only tried to generally scare him into playing safe) that his choice seems stupid.
"Charlie might just be afraid of that power falling into 'the wrong hands'; Jetstone allying with Gobwin Knob" - that was a stretch of logic, afaic. But what he's displaying here is mostly justifiable optimism.
More like too near by, I think. But not impossible.
Yeah, I'm sorry, not buying.
See the thing is, factors well within Tram's sphere of understanding should have cautioned him not to risk putting King Slately anywhere but in the safest, most secure hidden secret compartment in all of Spacerock. Until there's an heir the single most inexpendable thing on the entire Jetstone side is the life of King Slately. If he goes in some kind of unanticipated suicide strike the side ends. And Trem knows, he KNOWS, he's been TOLD and he's SEEN it with his own eyes, that Gobwin Knob plays tricks with parley on a very regular basis.
About the last place in Erfworld Slately should be is anywhere CLOSE to a single Gobwin Knob unit. The decision to put his father within striking range of something unanticipated against a side that excels at the unanticipated is idiotic no matter how you slice it.