madmaw wrote:* Reveal some archons hidden somewhere close by and attack (not much they can do off-turn, but Charlie moves before GK tomorrow), Charlie has threatened to do this twice already, once to GK in book 1, and once to Haggar in a text update
In book 1, his goal was to capture Parson. He cannot achieve that now. Parson, should he get to Jetstone, can flee back to GK through the MK, as can Wanda and Jack. What else could he achieve except losing his own Units fighting Stanley's units? It would wreck his rep as a merc, and the chance of coming out with a profit is minimal.
* Ally with one or more sides and attack in a conventional siege
There are no known armies unaccounted for. Haggar is mostly wrecked, Jetstone's is getting wrecked. And again, what goal can Charlie achieve?
* Force the remains of Haggar to march on Spacerock on this turn (assuming they have move, but presumably Charlie would have thought of this and kept them near if it was his plan)
That trick only works once. You cna't re-use blackmail without the target saying, "Frack you. Do your worst, because we're not going to be your slaves."
Pay off casters to prevent any possibility of escape through the magic kingdom (although that seems unlikely to be possible given Parson's latest stunt anyway), or have casters loyal to him attack through the Spacerock portal (which might be feasible now that a precedent has been set)
If Parson's violation of convention is viewed as a violation, it will not end the convention. If the Convention fails, Sides will start walling off the MK portals on their City side, and no caster will ever get to go there again, or much less leave.
* Stage a decapitation attack on GK using one of their neighbours (or just do it himself), revealing that winning the battle for Spacerock was never the objective, just a distraction to get troops out of GK
An army that large will be noticed. And don't forget: with Jetstone captured, Wanda and Jack can use the MK to return to GK. You've still got Sizemore, twolls, Stanley, and his Artefact bonus, etc. As well as the most defensible City in the entire world.
IN general, you are right in some fo these: Charlie could do them. But he lacks motivation. It's highly unlikely he wil interfere in such obvious ways.