It is not possible to present the position that Tram thought that he had all the time in the world. Well, it is possible, there is just no support for that position. Tram himself discussed with his King about the potential for off-turn GK attacks on Jetstone property. It is not "ONLY DUE TO [MY] READER'S VIEWPOINT" that I know this to be fact, Tram told me so himself.
Yes, it is possible.
GK ALREADY had enough time to do any attacks they wanted to do. They, obviously, didn't want to attack, for whatever reason. Tram sees this.
He knows that
1) GK's options are extremely limited. They can do a few useless attacks, and that's it.
2) Sitting in airspace for hours on end, they haven't tried to do their few useless attacks.
I think it's a logical conclusion that THERE'S NO REASON TO RUSH. There's little GK can do, and what little they can do, they've had plenty of opportunity to do already if they wanted, and they didn't. Tram was quite justified in thinking that he could have his pleasant chat with his brother.
What is Parson watching in panel 4 here? And what's that happening in panel 1?
Looks like he's watching the battlefield, not the conversation. Look at the Archon's viewpoint - it's showing him all the dwagons, and then he sees Wanda and Jack fall. He's not actually paying attention to Ossomer, I think. He might be, we don't know exactly, but it isn't focused on in that update.
CorrTerek wrote:Ansan Gotti wrote:All he has to do is jump off. I bet that would be an interesting end to the parley with Tram. "Excuse me brother, but... AAAAAAAHHHHHHH!"
24 pages of arguing and nitpicking and rehashing old, old, old arguments and this is still the best thing to come out of this thread.
Well, I'm also a big fan of...:
Also, as has been stated, jabbering with Ossomer did not "give" Parson time to bomb the atrium. He waited to bomb the atrium until the parley started. He could have done that at any point, but didn't. He wanted to wait until JS was poised to shoot down the yellows in order to cause confusion when every color dwagon started falling.
Wow, how have I not seen this reasoning before?
1) Parson had plenty of time to bomb the atrium - he chose to do it at the start of parley. Why? Tram's choice of what to say during that parley turned out to be irrelevant anyway. It's not that Tram had to talk quickly to get a chance to talk before Parson got a chance to attack... Parson already planned the fact that the attack would happen at the start of the parley in advance. But as to why:
2) I love your point about using Jetstone's own air defenses as cover for what's happening. I didn't realize that before. THAT'S why Parson wanted to wait until parley! It gives him that one extra moment of confusion, where Jetstone is left wondering how their air defenses croaked all those dwagons.
It's like a magic trick here on earth. Lots of magic tricks manipulate the audience's attention - if you're focusing on the magician's right hand because it's active, you won't notice his left hand switching around cards or something.
Same here - Parson deliberately got Jetstone to target his dwagons when he's ready to put his plan into action, so they don't realize anything out of the ordinary is happening for a bit of extra time. Thank you for pointing that out explicitly.
...actually, if that's the case, Tram MAY yet still figure something out faster than Parson intended - since he targeted only the Yellows, but all the dwagons died. Parson MAY have been expecting that ALL his dwagons would be targeted and that Jetstone wouldn't realize anything is amiss until a bit later. Maybe. Or maybe that doesn't matter. But even if it does, Tram has to, you know, actually DO something with this deduction for it to give him any brownie points.