Welf von Ehrwald wrote:Charley was very likely part of the coup, but I doubt he worked solely for his own. And I don't think Charley would make such a simple mistake as forgetting to ask if there is an heir designate. And it is too much of an coincidence that Stanley took all the casters out of the city when the Gobwins broke their alliance. I think Stanley conspired with Charley (maybe encouraged by Wanda) and organized the rebellion of the Gobwins. And now he refuses to work with Charley partly out of guilt...
Perhaps, it would be interesting to know at what point Wanda really started to use Stanley for her own ends. Although Stanley doesn't seem like the type to succumb to guilt over something like that, unless he actually liked Saline.
But I agree - if Charlie was involved - with Stanley having decided to head out with the casters it would seem they were in on it together (perhaps Charlie got in contact with Stanley and had long discussions with him behind Saline's back.... like he does with Parson) and Charlie tried to double cross Stanley (or vice versa). Of course if Stanley's dislike for Charlie is because Charlie got the Gobwins to betray Saline, and Stanley wasn't involved, it would mean that Stanley somehow got the information afterwards.
In that case it would have been surprisingly sensible if Stanley decided to question some Gobwins after crushing their rebellion.
Lamech wrote:My impression of what the RCCII just said to the non-royal sides not in the alliance:...
Have there been any other non-royal sides on display other then those belonging to Charlie and Stanley?
P.S. Hmm... is there a way too figure out the odds of casters popping. It says a new side gets one fairly quickly. Is that because it is a new side? Or because it has no casters? If its the later, two sides might have a bunch of casters "turn" to increase caster production. If its the former I see a nice big benefit to breaking off and forming new sides. Assuming they give you their casters. This must be abused. FOR SCIENCE!
Well, seem to get one, but since Jillian hasn't yet it doesn't seem to be a rule. But maybe it is just that with every caster that pops the chances of another popping are reduced. So a new kingdom with no casters often seems to pop one pretty quickly, but an established side with two or three already might not pop another for many, many turns (if ever).
Or maybe Vinnie is on to something. Maybe some mechanic of Erfworld (natural luckamancy perhaps?) is in place to aid a side that is newly established by making things like the chances of their first caster popping much higher.