What I've been repeatedly saying, and you seem to ignore, is that Trem must have known that he needed to do some extra legwork to get Parson talking. Yet, Trem is offering no reasons why Parson should be speaking with him. Despite yapping for an entire page
He has the airgroup hostage. He wants a non-aggression pact. If GK wants to negotiate....great. But if those aren't good enough reasons, GK will just have to settle for war and the loss of its army, warlords and casters. Has he asked to sepak with Aprson (which is what I think you mean)? No, not yet...but he plans to and there is, as far as he is aware, no hurry in requesting that meeting.
Plus he offers that line (which is not enough) only way, way after the yellows have started pooping the Atrium. Plus he knows that Parson can be dangerous, and instead of limiting that danger - even if he perceives it to be merely from S-Bombs to the Atrium - he makes no urgent move to start the talks. There was a deadline, and he missed it.
Yes...because he didn't know it existed. He didn't make any urgent move to start the talks because there is no urgent tactical need to do so. As for the danger from the S-Bombs...he did as much as he could. He can't shoot them down before parley, he did shoot them down when they attacked and he did move them away from the tower where they would inconvenience the parley and the archers who would be engaging them. As far as he is concerned, the deadline he has to meet is the end of his sides turn. Which will be after he finishes the parley/negotiation or wipes GK out.
You are a clever person, and were told by someone with some information gathering ability that this guy is a dangerous warlord. You know, based on some experience/second-hand accounts, that this is so. Given that, is it smart to believe that that guy just did something to weaken their position? Or is it smarter to assume a rational opponent seeking to maximize advantage?
Doing the only thing he can while he can. Thats the problem...if you rule out the supposedly impossible, Parson CAN'T do anything else. He can't initiate battle. he can't move. He can't flee. GK is a sitting target about all he can do is restack his units. GKs options were that limited. And he just blew the only attack he was acapable of doing minor damage to targets which can't attack him. His alternative was to sit there and do nothing until JS attacked and then die. Sure, it weakeend his positon....it was also the one and only move he could make. Trams certain he'll get all of GKs forces. Parson seems certain as well. Jack thinks some MAY survive if they pull out every trick they have and are lucky.
Your idea that Tram should have been looking for Parsons counter attack is based on the supposition a counter attack was possible. It wasn't...not without beding game rules. Even if there were, Tram dealt with the yellow attack fairly well...he didn't destroy the entire GK force but he doesn't want to do that. We don't know what other contingencies Tram may have planned for. However, from what we know, the yellow attack was probably the one and only action GK would be capable of. None of the other dwagons or units available to GK had anything that could be a threat to JS. No atatcks, no movement. They can't flee, run, hide or attack.
You can assume "a rational opponent seeking to maximize advantage" all you want, but GK is still bound by the same physical laws which Tram knows. And it took an exploit to get around him here. No exploit equals dead GK force. Theres no disagreement on that. Unfortuantely, we don't and can't know what steps Tram took to minimise the unexpected because Parson did the impossible.