Jacinth and Rubies wrote:Xarx wrote:Do people really think that Posbrake's former heir would retain his heir status with his new side? The mechanics of this have not been thoroughly explained, but I'd be very surprised if that were the case.
I think it may kinda be moot at this point - based upon the other cases we've seen, heir status seems to give rather limited benefits to an heir who is not within the borders of their kingdom at the time of their Predecessor's demise. All it means is that he won't disband should Posbrake croak (and possibly should the side he was traded to fall).
I think some people are assuming that when Digdoug's old side agreed to the trade, they were specifically shopping for royalty. And if that is the case it is not unreasonable to assume he would be made heir of their side; royal conventional thought seems to assume having a royal heir waiting in the wings is a moral imperative. Trading for one avoids a ~60 window of vulnerability poping their own.
But we do not know that is the case. They did not value Digdoug very highly, and could have accepted any (noble) warlord, and just thought they got a bargin because Posbrake undervalued his firstborn son. If they already had a Heir, Posbrake's son might be treated as just another warlord.
Shai_hulud wrote:Nothing Lamech just said made any sense. I think he is mixing up several sides and plots, like he is confusing Haffaton with Gobwin Knob and Homekey with Goodminton or something.
That is a bit rude. Also, not specific. What he has been saying is comprehensible to me, and presumably everyone else. Give a quote and maybe someone can help you understand.