I believe that Stanley knows the disbanding rules quite well. And I believe that they can be primarily summarized as follows:Lamech wrote:Or Parson has some new trick to avoid disbandment. Which a summer update implied was the case. (Or Stanley doesn't know the disbanding rules all that well.)
If a unit willfully disobeys an order, it disbands.
Parson did not know that he was failing to obey the intent of Stanley's order when he failed to walk the city. Thus, he did not disband. This is a situation unique to Parson, who does not pop knowing the rules and thus can fail to disobey out of ignorance rather than willful disobedience. Parson was ordered to "managing the capital city", but not to walk it. Out of ignorance he failed to walk it, which led to a failure to manage it. But it was stated quite directly that Pasron simply didn't know that failing to walk it meant failing to manage it. And if there was any question about Parson having to obey Stanley's orders, the order to slap himself should have dispelled all doubt.
There is no doubt a lot more complexity to the disbanding rules, including clauses for obeying a greater call to Duty, "making a play for the throne" and turning. But those do not apply to the case you referenced.