Oberon wrote:I believe that any explanation will follow the same "Jetstone knew that it had the overwhelming upper hand, and so they allowed themselves to be outmaneuvered" mindset which has been the rationale for at least a dozen updates for Jetstone not doing so: They could at any time, and wanted to gloat a bit and pretend to be magnanimous and otherwise "royal" before slaughtering the GK forces. Is it a bit strained? Yep, it sure is.Geordy wrote:But that aside Jetstone is aware of this. So why on earth did they put them somewhere where they can actually hurt the garrison?
I'm not sure why either one of you is assuming that the main body of troops can be anywhere significantly safer. Archers are crowding the tower, walls are definitely susceptible to attack, and the open-air part of the city/courtyard seems much more exposed than the defensible atrium. Perhaps they could have been stashed in the dungeon, but there might be space constraints and it might take longer to bring them to bear than the atrium. And the atrium is where the main body of troops is clearly intended to be quartered, based on the apparent city design as described in the first update describing the atrium.