Hatu wrote:Ansan Gotti wrote:Hatu wrote:Rob has spent a lot of time alluding to the falling exploit, yet we still have no idea how Erfworld works. So knowing that an exploit exists doesn't mean much. Maybe Erfworld DOES have a "firing mechanism" that's distinct from the physical actions taken by Characters, but if so, the time to explain that was BEFORE this comic, not after it.
That said, it does make me wonder why Trammenis thought the Yellows could attack the Tower. It should have been immune to off-turn assault as well, and I seriously doubt Tram knew about the shoot-at-the-ground exploit.
Because the Tower borders Airspace, as been noted elsewhere. All the GK forces present are air units. As the attacking force, they're not supposed to be able to attack the Atrium directly until they've taken the Tower, as was spelled out in Book One and has since been reiterated.
Tram was aware that the Yellows could have 'bombed' him out in the open, and both he and his father, Slately, were concerned about them assaulting the Tower using a Drop Shi(*), but as was also bruted about amongst the warlords in the Atrium, nobody (except Parson) though that the Yellows would assault the Atrium. In fact, they dismissed it without much of a second thought.
No authorwise shennanigans or other sleight of hand: all the elements were carefully shown to be in place beforehand with only the, 'How the heck is it going to go down?' left unseen till now- and it's been masterfully dropped into place.
Of course, the one surprise to me was that the Dragons dispense Meat Seeking Dookie; kinda like a cross between a Hellfire missile and the aftermath of a curry dinner a la Mexicali de Muy Caliente.