Lilwik wrote:That's not clear at all. The problem with trying to take out Faq is that they have so many casters. If Charlie attacks Efbaum with enough forces to take the city, overwhelming or not, he could croak Jillian and Banhammer, but most likely many of the casters would go into the Magic Kingdom. The same thing happens if Charlie waits until Faq razes Efbaum and attempts to sneak away: more casters would probably croak, but several probably went to the Magic Kingdom when they left Efbaum to wait until Faq arrives at a another capital site.Mikalyaran wrote:But, again from a purely meta standpoint, I'm not convinced he has enough troops in the area to take out FAQ. If he did he would and then his secrets would be permanently buried.
No matter how overwhelming Charlie's forces are, I don't see any way he could guarantee croaking everyone who knows about his history.
On the other hand, I still don't think they know enough to get Wanda excited about telling Parson. I don't think Wanda has read Sun Tzu.
Fair enough. I think what that really says though is that it is astronomically unlikely that Charlie happened to have an overwhelming enough force to drop everyone with say 10 second and guarantee every last FAQ unit dies. And he doesn't know whether or not every FAQ unit is even in the city or not. Someone not present when he called might have heard it all and be off in the MK for all he knows. In fact the only evidence we have that he knows FAQ has so many casters is because he just saw them through the thinkagram with Jack (I suppose Charlie could have set it up so he saw the full view while they just got his screen saver). All that is good by me though since my point was that I don't think he has enough forces to take out FAQ.
I do agree something more is still coming though. I think he probably has enough unit to be a threat but not enough force (or information) to seal the deal. So striking a bargain is in his best interests and he is very good at making a deal.