Free Radical wrote:
Whispri wrote:If they don't finish things with Jetstone, the RCC II will remain intact. If the RCC II remains intact, they'll face a massive invasion as soon as Jetstone can organise it. They'd end up having to reinvade Jetstone's territory, fighting battles over the Sites of Cities they'd already taken. Spacerock being the Capital is indeed a serious problem that needs solving, but abandoning it just leads to more problems in the long run. And the City's high level, so it's hardly worthless.
As far as the current defences go BTW, they may be low in numbers of soldiers, but they could have as many as five Casters to defend it from any passing Archon Swarms, including Wanda to Decrypt the dead. I don't think Charlie'd risk it. An attack on Gobwin Knob is more of a worry... but we can at least say that Charlie didn't want this to happen. So I don't think he's in a position to kill Stanley on the morrow. Assassination on his trip to Spacerock is what I'd fear.
Jetstone has just lost a significant force, as well as the caster that makes a lot of their heavies, so probably won't be feeling adventurous. Their treasury is also basically empty. Considering that Parson mentions rebuilding a city even with a Dirtamancer is quite expensive, I don't think Jetstone would even be able to rebuild Spacerock (Haggar might though).
Considering Jetstone sent most of the units to the first RCC (and now-destroyed Unaroyal was the next biggest contributor), I'm not sure how much of a threat a new invasion is at the moment. If it did happen, Parson will have a much longer time with much more resources to come up with a winning strategy. That's a threat they have time to deal with. I don't think Charlie or what he's planning is.
There was talk of fifteen hundred pairs of manacles being needed if the Garrison fell when Cubbins was left to hold it. Some of those people will have been left behind to fight, but they probably ordered over a thousand warriors to flee the City, a solid backbone for a fresh army. And Citywise they still have two fives, take your boot of their necks for thirty odd turns and, well with their allies combined and with Charlie's backing... Never mind that their King is freshly orphaned, he could well be feeling vengeful.
The Sides of FoxMUD, Hobbittm, Sofa King and Hyatt remain undamaged by recent fighting. Sure, this defeat will probably delay the inevitable legion of doom™, but the danger isn't attack now
, it's an attack at a critical moment during the war against Charlie. "Complete the battle once begun!" Or war in this case.