Stanley left Parson-and-company unattended for Two Days, Possibly Three. In that time, the treasury has gained incredible potential increases, everyone's morale has gone UP, he's gained who-even-knows-how-many warlords including at least one fanatically loyal high-level royal that will get along with him famously (Ansom), his forces have multiplied by at least 10x (and their total upkeep has gone down), he's gained an Arkentool which has attuned to a loyal follower of his, and they also won the fight with no further casualties among the casters. But the city got reduced to level 1 or 0.
Oh, and a dragon popped, so he's got one more of those.
I...think we can count this one as being a good mark on Parson's record. But, if Stanley decides he's not so fond of Parson (that whole insubordination, not a prettyboy, strange foreigner who barely knows erfworld thing), here's an interesting scenario:
When Parson was appointed as the High Warlord, Stanley had no other choices. ...but Stanley now has a high-level intelligent uncroaked prettyboy warlord, with tons of military experience, who is fanatically loyal to his cause and beliefs, wants to help him conquer the world, will probably nigh-worship the ground he walks on (until convinced of Stanley's poorer personality traits - but fanatic converts aren't so good at logic, at first), and will "...shock and awe [enemies], just standing on the walls commanding the fight" for any number of additional reasons. One who also knows Erfworld far, far better than Parson ever will -- and has a reasonable tactical mind.
How's "High Warlord Unsom" sound to you guys? Especially with Parson in attendance as his lackey, since Ansom's too smart to let Stanley send Parson off to do infantry fighting (..as was the previous plan) unless Parson offends him somehow. Ansom would be the perfect go-between / mediator for Stanley and Parson. Worshipful to Stanley's goals and ideals; but smart enough to listen to Parson, and charismatic enough to make Stanley listen to him.