valce wrote:Actually if Parson is trying to 'end war in Erfworld' he doesn't seem to be aware of that himself. I don't think he's really taken on that goal yet, right?
Good point, only Sizemore has that larger goal, from Janis (who was the one suggesting Parson would break the world etc etc). In any case, the point I'm making is that even though Sizemore might rationalize this breech as something for the greater good, he might just as quickly not, and grow more apart from Parson.
And it would not be a bad story either way.
emuhunter wrote:Since when do any guards for the portal know that a 'caster' coming from the portal isn't there to hire themselves out to the ruler? Why not bring them straight to Slately? After all, our only experience with status vision comes from a Chief Warlord perspective. Do pikers see the levels of the archons killing them? Units respond, they don't decide. And the decision makers are busy.
Because the casters know who Parson is, or at least which side he works for, and because there must be some at least basically plausible way to enforce the rule of neutrality.
If the MK is not able to tell what the intentions of wanderers is, then no city would trust having a portal. Also, Parson asked Sizemore to sink the portals, presumably to avoid detection.
So it's a safe assumption that the MK inhabitants would be able to guess that Parson is up to no good for Spacerock.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.