Darkside007 wrote:And Jack as well. It's the most reasonable answer, since no one else can control dwagons, and otherwise there'd be no reason for the dwagons to hit Faq. (And assuming that Wanda tipped off Stanley,
And Jack said that where? I don't remember Jack confirming Stanley's guilt anywhere. Nothing explains why Jack would be loyal to a warlord that destroyed his home, especially when turned units have low loyalty. Jack's and Wanda's loyalty is a big hole in the Stanley destroyed FAQ argument.
Except the fact that Banhammer was an ass, and Jack spent nearly all his time veiling cities. I can see anyone turning instead of dying to protect that
And Jack never said anything; he's another Faq survivor that "just happens" to be on Stanley's side and actively assisting him.
Infidel wrote: The dragons could have been an illusion.
On what grounds? Faq was only accessible by air and some tunnels. Where did the force that leveled Faq that turn
come from if the dwagons were an illusion?
Infidel wrote: The dragons could have been a natural flock.
Entirely groundless; we now know that dragons pop same as any other unit. We have also not seen any natural enemies, including wolves and bears (as examples), or anything like the creeps in Warcraft 3. (That is, unaffiliated and hostile to all sides.)
Infidel wrote:Heck, the thinkamancy gram could have been hacked.
No support that this can even be done.
Infidel wrote:And unled dragons wouldn't need a reason to aggro an undefended/poorly defended city.
there's no way unled dwagons would pierce Jack's veil.)
There is no support in story for this statement.
Then you haven't been paying attention to how the veil mechanic works.
Veils work by masking the target as something else; when Jack was crazy, he was veiling the dwagon flight as various blimps. Afterwards, he veiled Stanley's mount as a flock of bats. In order to pierce the veil, a unit with leadership must be in the hex. During the initial dwagon strikes, Vinnie used a bat as a scout in the center hex. When it revealed the hex to be empty, Vinnie did not use the bat to check for veils - Ansom went in himself. That's a pretty strong indictation that warlords are the only ones with the ability to catch veils.
It is later confirmed in the Faq pass when Caeser is about to tear into Vinnie for not telling him about the foolamancer. Vinnie's response is that they have plenty of eyes to catch his units when they move through the pass, and he specifies warlord
eyes. Otherwise the bats they have could help spot the veiled dwagons.
Therefore, an unled flight of dwagons would never
have attacked Faq, assuming that Jack was doing his job. (And the only reason he wouldn't was because he was a traitor, which goes back to Stanley.)