Lord Kasavin wrote: It would appear he's running a "bubble" business, and must either expand or collapse. Should that bubble ever burst or if he failed to expand, then he'd suddenly be confronted with an enormous deficit. Hence, why he's so concerned about the RCC2 not doing business with him.
It could just look like a bubble business from the perspective of a "normal" archon. You wouldn't really want them to know you are planning a cull them intentionally through dangerous missions no matter how loyal they are. Unless Charlie is still exploring the world the income from clients of all services should be fairly constant outside of hot spots what with the nature of the world and all. Making getting more archons than he can sustain is silly if that is the case. You can't depend on revelations on new ways to screw the customer to continue to raise your income forever. So either the world is big enough for 700+ turns of exploration and expansion to continue to increase his income, Charlie likes new archons too much for his own good or archon bread IS archons. To me Charlie seems more like the type who would want more money rather than more units, if he ends up in a situation like GK at the start of book one he could buy some MAJOR pain from the magic realm at the very least.
As for losses in the local region, he is probably concerned because it isn't sustainable rather than this being crippling to him. Charlie is a penny pincher who plays the long game, even a trivial loss of income in the greater scheme of his business would upset him gravely.