kagato23 wrote: Considering that Maggie and Sizemore found the concept of even a hypothetical attack on Stanley unfathomable, I don't think you could make the bid when your still on the same side.
'Mnot sure about that. When Parson posed the question to Maggie, there was no heir to Gobwin Knob. Consequently, both relevant natural thinkamancies (loyalty & duty) would weight against attacking the site's overlord. Assuming that the sum of known natural thinkamancies results in a compulsion, her answer would be correct for that situation.
But if there is a heir, and the unit in question has more faith in that heir than in the current overlord, duty and loyalty would be in opposition. Additionally, once conflict between the heir and the overlord becomes a given, individual loyalty to the heir would start weighting in... a likely turning point in a coup, and something that may have started to happen on a small scale in Don King's disagreement with Ceasar earlier. The sum of natural thinkamancies at this point may still be a compulsion, but the outcome could be anything.
Compare Maggie's own suggestion on Stanley. Clearly she is able to take hostile action to her overlord, provided she believes it to be in the side's greater good. The same might apply for Ceasar, or any Transylvito unit with greater loyalty to Ceasar than to Don King for that matter.
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No, it needs more cowbell!
No, it requires additional pylons!
No, it requires additional cylons.
This stopped being funny seven posts ago.