Again, wordlessly and purposefully, their Ruler passed among them and into the tower interior. Pierce had a brief ur ge to thumb his nose at the pompous little... But instead he pointed at him. "There's the one you'd have to convince, Ace. But you're on your own."
Okay casters are seeming increasing treacherous. Maggie, is part of a conspiracy, and brainwashes Stanley. Pierce doesn't like the king. Ace makes his own stuff wasting precious juice. Wanda destroys her side. Sizemore seems loyal I guess, as does Jack. Except Jack started as an FAQ UNIT! He's loyal to a different freaking side!
Also, we know know where the natural allies are; long suspected by me at least.
Also the reason they probably lack the force to get rid of the archons is they fired every single arrow in the tower into the courtyard. Thing of how funny it would have been if it was just Jack fell and Wanda got "captured" by an archon, and was hidden by a veil. "Wanda's not on the ground. Which means she's in the air. And we just wasted everything Crap." Also how would they even call up the archers on the wall with Wanda their?
Doubt it. Wanda went toe-to-toe with artifact wielding Ansom. Her shield bounces archon blasts off it. She overpowers Ossomer in combat. Maybe she is weaker, but I wouldn't think so.elecampane wrote:I also think that Ossomer is much tougher, than Wanda. So if screening-with-archons blocks, say, 95% of the enemy arrows, the difference in damage needed becomes 20 times greater. That can be very significant.
Strictly speaking, they couldn't break the roof after loosing some units - it was said that units roll off the roof and fall elsewhere, so that units would be lost. But even if they could, drama was in Wanda taking a dive to the atrium at her own will, decision which Jetstone hasn't foreseen. And without that decision Jetstone would be in no danger.
Also as someone made the point before, archons can veil themselves. They got their foolamancy. It only takes one screw up an archon to blast the king. A couple screw ups and the archons might stun his whole stack like they did to Ossomer's. Sure they might shoot down 85% of them. Which is about three too few.
Finally, Parson is going for a win. Otherwise he wouldn't be going into Jetstone. Wanda would be going out. If Parson was simply trying to save Wanda, as soon as she got the dungeon she would be leaving. So even if Wanda had a better chance in the air, Parson still would have gone with the fall.