Lipkin wrote:We know that all the units are lead, because otherwise they would be auto-engaging. My bet is one big stack.
Even if the leadership needs to be in the same stack to avoid auto-attack, Parson has access to three or four croaked warlords. There's no reason to think that he needs all the decrypted units in one stack to avoid auto-attack.
I can't believe that Parson is planning on starting a war in the Magic Kingdom. As far as I can tell, Parson doesn't need
to attack the Magic Kingdom at all, so whatever this is it won't be an extended conflict across multiple turns that leaves Parson's troops exposed to counter-attacks. Parson wouldn't be doing whatever he is doing if there were the slightest chance that he might lose
. He must have something more up his sleeve.
Isaac seems to still support Parson. I find it hard to believe that any
caster would support a war in the Magic Kingdom unless compelled to do so by orders. Surely the Predictamancers saw this coming too. They knew something huge was going to happen, and conquering Spacerock is not huge. Whatever this is, it is something that some of the Magic Kingdom supports, which almost guarantees that it's not a wave of death, destruction, and decryption that will wash across the Magic Kingdom. Instead, I think that Isaac knows that Parson's little army isn't nearly enough to go to war against the Magic Kingdom. We've seen groups that size wiped out by a simple combination of Shockmancy and Dirtamancy. Isaac finds it "fascinating" because he doesn't know what Parson is trying to do any more than we do.
Maybe Parson is counting on having enough soldiers to prevent the Magic Kingdom from attacking him while he does another march from portal-to-portal, this time carrying a croaked army to Charlie's portal. I find that hard to believe, because Parson knows that Charlie's capital is defended by an enormous army of golems and I doubt even a croaked army would take Charlie completely by surprise. That would be another unnecessary attack with serious risks of failure, so Parson's plan can't be that simple, either.
Parson has one more trick to show us. I just wish I could imagine what it could be. I'm going to be on the edge of my seat all the way to the next update.