Lamech wrote:Umm... so asking for a thinkagram to someone important is somehow more troublesome than asking for GK to LOWER THEIR DEFENSES, after you (RCCII) have TWICE betrayed them during a cease-fire? I'm sorry how does that work exactly?
Hows he going to arrange for one without a parley with the in-hex Warlords? If JS has a Thinkamancer capable of doing so, he doesn't appear to be in the same hex. That means he has to go through the warlords anyway.
The most he can do is request one....but that still emans goignt rhough the in hex Warlords to convince them as the Royals rep is such that they're likely to think "This is all a ploy to humiliate parson" and refuse...they know they're going to die anyway and they don't have to agree to the parley.
And yes, Tram should assume that the chief warlord is paying attention to the most important fight GK has had since the battle at the capital.
Because he should feel the need to witness his own army get slaughtered?
Why? How does a message being carried by someone you like, make you more willing to respond to the request?
I think that answers the question. or are you seriously saying that parson woudln't answrer a call from his own Warlord?
How is Tram saying "Let's talk." Any different from Ossomer saying "Tram wants to talk."?
Really? Trams side has a history of offering up spurious parleys in order to justify a slaughter. Ossomer is a loyal Warlord bound by Duty to do whats best for GK. Would you pick up a call from Tram knowing that he'll simply offer a dubious bargain and kill your army anyway?
Nor does Jetstone know GK can truly do nothing.
Actually...they probably do. They have zero move as their turn ended. And they are restricted by zone boundaries. Parson may have a few tricks up his sleeve but the zone boundaries and the lack of movement capability would prevent any attemtp to escape and attack. Which it did. If you discount the impossible, GK literally can do nothing except the various off turn actions. One of which did have a way to make the impossible possible.
They could hire Charlie and make Haggar betray Jetstone
The same Haggar who just got chewed up at the bridge? There was a reason Haggar was waiting for JS to wear itself down. And GK didn't hire Charlie in TBfGK when its very existence was at stake.
Not to mention "The impression I got was that he was working against GK..."; at which point you can argue Tram shouldn't trust his feelings.
Any number of spells (which could all be in a scroll) would allow for devastating affects across zone/hex borders.
Jetstone knows bombs are a possibility.
And discounts them as a major effect. They'll cause some damage but will ultimately be an irritation.
And even the irritation is still lost bargaining chips, and units. Not something that Jetstone can really afford to be throwing away right now.
Bargaining units GK forced JS to destroy. And units that a: are facing a lack of upkeep and b: aren't actually going to be of much use in the battle to come.