At this point, I strongly suspect that Janis & Marie will accompany Parson through the Portal, if only because that will be their only opportunity to talk to him - I mean, he's not going to stand in front of the JS Portal chatting. Also, think about it - he's only going to be visible for maybe a couple of seconds at each end of the tunnel (as long as he doesn't trip over his cloak); I'm assuming that Sizemore put in some kind of mechanism to trigger the trap when needed, and repairing the turf so no evidence remains would be a trivial exercise for him. If both casters cover for Parson, he might well go unnoticed. All it would take is a couple of seconds of misdirection to get him through unseen.
As far as anyone on the JS end of it knows, dead units tell no tales. Remember, we as readers know far more than the characters. When Parson suddenly shows up in JS, both Trem & Slately will be going WHAT THE BOOP?!?!, but neither of them will know that Parson came through the Portal, as much as they may suspect it, and will be in no position to prove it. After all, he's a Warlord, not a Caster, so that's OBVIOUSLY impossible, right? And even if either figures it out, who are they going to tell, and who would believe them? (Yeah, sure, you got your butts whipped and now you're blaming it on the MK . . . uh huh . . .) But this does seem to be the day for impossibilities to occur . . .
I'm really looking forward to Caesar and the Don's reaction to how the battle will progress, and just how much information they can get out of that table. If it's like overhead imagery, they can get numbers & movement of visible units, but no idea of what's actually going on out of visual range and inside the buildings. So even if Parson suddenly appears on their board, will it be when he steps through the Portal, or when he steps out into the open? But in either case, it ought to be priceless . . .
I think Sizemore's impending promotion to Master Class bodes ill for Charlie - his lair is unassailable by ground units, and has awesome air defenses, but against having his mountain rise up against him or a tunnel into his basement? He's scwewed.
And . . . given what we now know about what a Master Class is and how it's achieved, how long until Parson becomes a Master Class Warlord? Talk about BONUSES!
The Truth Will Set You Free. But First It Will Piss You Off.