Was this ever in doubt? If so, where did that doubt come from? It seems to me that the way Erfworlders have talked about disbanding always made it seem like an effortless thing for a ruler to do to anyone he ruled.0beron wrote:This serves as a very good solid confirmation that Disabanding CAN consciously be done at-will by a Ruler.
The only hint that disbanding isn't so easy was when Queen Bea ordered her troops out of the city before disbanding herself so that her troops would be disbanded by the end of Unaroyal. If disbanding were easy for her to do, she could have just disbanded them directly, but I'm pretty sure her reason was sentimental, not practical. She wanted them disbanded, but didn't want to see them disbanded, so she arranged for them to disband after herself instead of before.
So you're saying that Banhammer might be just saying the words without actually disbanding anyone? It did surprise me that Banhammer wouldn't just disband by thought alone. But then again, Charlie can surely see everything that's happening, so he would see whether Jillian is disbanded or not. On the other hand, Jack is the one that Charlie is connected to, so perhaps there is an unspoken intention behind Banhammer's order that everyone except Charlie hears by Natural Thinkamancy: "Everyone act like Jillian is disbanded. Jack, fool Charlie, please." In other words, he is ordering everyone to consider Jillian disbanded, instead of actually disbanding her.Jinren wrote:So Banhammer needs to put on an act, reinforce the sanctity of the trial, and save everyone's asses by demonstrating to Charlie that there is definitely no immediate need to get involved.
That's an awful stretch. I consider disbanding the gwiffon to be much more likely, but the fake disbanding is still better than the idea that disbanding can be ignored or survived. I remember that somewhere it was said that Mathamancers think that it might be possible to pop dead units back into Erfworld if exactly the right price is paid. I don't remember where I read that, but even that seems more likely to me than Jillian simply ignoring her own disbanding