moose o death wrote:jetstone had more than one heir. why can't tv have more than one? the backup heir makes sense if the main heir is getting involved in major skirmishes. he was almost croaked on that turn.
That is a good point, some royal sides (smaller sides perhaps) seem to just pop one royal "offspring" of the royal in charge (like Faq and Unaroyal), while others like Jetstone and TV are willing to pop more then one over time. It just seems like the Don had given up on royal heirs though.
I guess it would be possible for the Don to keep Caesar as his successor while a royal descendant is also on the scene, or does a royal trump? If King Saline had had a prince/princess already as an heir would he still have been able to make Stanley his heir designate?
but i do see cesar seeing everything as a threat to his position and doing something rash. probably after the new heir makes moves on bunny
I imagine Caesar might just be thinking that the Don has no reason to pop a prince/princess at this point unless it is to designate them heir and strip Caesar of the title of heir to TV.
Saladman wrote:Occam's razor says that was just Maggie trying to set Parson up with some hot three-way Archon action. Kind of a Counselor Troi without boundaries approach to her side's mental health. (And, really, its not like a thinkamancer is going to be blind to these kinds of things.) Not everything that comes out of a characters mouth has to be taken as literal canon.
Or to finally motivate Parson to question some Archons.
Another thought: There have been 14 turns since the previous update (where Parson interviewed the Archons) and 12 turns since the Carpoolundians pulled their first trap at Carport (unclear if the city was recaptured). It might be possible that Parson also learned of the "hot spots" that Charlie constantly monitors in hopes of getting business. One of them could certainly have been the Carpool vs. Transylvito border skirmishes. That sort of sustained, low cost conflict would have been rather profitable for Charlie, if either side had bought his services. Knowing about this and its proximity to GK, perhaps Parson has been pulling some behind the scene diplomacy. He offers the Carpoolundians some tactical and mathemancy advice and they keep the pressure up on Transylvito. Parson would keep one enemy out of the RCCII and keep pressure on a member of the RCCII, killing two birds with one stone.
An interesting idea, although I'm not sure why Carpool would have a problem with hiring Charlie - they didn't have anything to do with the RCCI, in fact still seemed to be pestering TV during it. Surely they wouldn't be buying into Slately's anti-Charlie propaganda even while taking cities from one of Jetstone's allies.
I guess in that scenario Parson's big challenge would be convincing Carpool to listen and accept his advice, which wouldn't be easy.
Hmmm I wonder if TV took anyone of significance prisoner in Chockula. A warlord perhaps (still not to sure what happens with prisoners, I guess turning or ransoming might be possible, questioning certainly is).
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.