Goshen wrote:Wouldn't it be a bummer for Jefchew if he risked his life and used the scroll to free Parson from the bonds of loyalty to GK only to find that Parson is already acting on his own free will. Something very similar happened with Jillian and Wanda way back in book one.
This could be it. GK is the only side Parson is familiar with, and that he has friends in.
Though that's if the scroll does only what Jeftichew is hinting at and dispels any loyalty spell. Turnamancy is a reasonable guess if there's more up his sleeve.
Now I'm starting to talk myself around to turnamancy actually. A simple dispel of a loyalty spell is likely Thinkamancy also. But Jeftichew and Charlie both know a certain turnamancer from the same fallen kingdom as J. So Jeftichew could have gotten a turnamancy scroll either directly (with the idea of breaking an asset away from GK) or through Charlie (still looking to acquire a smart warlord and his artifact).
Aside from pure speculation, I don't see any positive reason to think its a straight up unsummoning attempt as people have suggested. Charlie might possibly try that if he's decided Parson is dangerous enough (he apparently has, from the conversation with Tramennis) and
has given up on recruiting him or his artifact bracer (less likely). And even to try breaking a 3-caster link's summons might take more than just a one-caster scroll.
The "Jeftichew, working for Charlie" people are half right already, I'm betting they get the other half also.