Lilwik wrote:On top of that Parson has just regained his invincible decrypted army. Gobwin Knob is set to conquer the world, It seems crazy to risk all of that on a wild stunt like invading the Magic Kingdom.
Problem is, Parson has just alienated the Magic Kingdom. He's in grave danger of every barbarian caster (except predicta- and maybe thinka-) in Erfworld uniting against him.
I don't think he can actually conquer
the magic kingdom. Even if the force was strong enough (with continuous decryption, that's quite likely - provided uncroaked can cast), the hippiemancers would stop all fighting in the hex. But there would be a permanent standoff in the Magic Kingdom, where hippiemancers are saving everyone's asses, until Parson can negotiate something better.
As to the other objections: If a body is carried through the portal, it would probably be considered equipment and not disappear. Anyway, Parson can test that with a single body first. The other big unknown is whether uncroaked can cast. I'm thinking Parson probably want to find out that first too - with Ace, not with Jack, in case decrypted casters depop upon going through the portal.