Infidel wrote:If parson was a natural ally, then he would have been poppable after a technological upgrade, if not from the beginning. This was a one-time scroll, ergo, he can't be a natural ally. Plus, the scroll forces Parson to ally, it's hardly a natural coincidence of interests that a natural ally would have.
"he would have been poppable after a technological upgrade" Gobwins and witches are only poppable if you have one.
"This was a one-time scroll, ergo, he can't be a natural ally." Why not? He already is a warlord who might be a caster, he is different (bigger) than erfworld humans so somehow squeezed into rules. Not saying he is a natural ally but we know game rules can be stretched (perhaps intentionally by will of titans rewarding thinking outside of box), eg uncroak volcano.
The spell controlling Parson does not prove what he is, thinkomancy magic has been hinted to be powerful/scary, and master of Thinkomancy Charlie so far has the most shown influence over natural allies.
Parson is supposedly there because Erfworld wanted/needed him. Erfworld could always decide that more earthworlders are needed and provide a means other than 350K spell.