GWvsJohn wrote:First fall of FAQ, all cities lost, Banhammer lives. Casters are in the field with Banhammer, survive. Casters remain a "FAQ" unit, still has Duty, Loyalty, Obedience to Banhammer. I suspect this is because they were stacked with Banhammer.
You suspect wrong. Many of the casters weren't stacked with Banhammer and they also remained with Faq. The only casters that Banhammer took with him into the field were Jack, Marie, and Orwell as seen in Episode 57
. The rest were surely in the Magic Kingdom and appeared in Efbaum shortly after the portal opened.
GWvsJohn wrote:Jillian is captive and heir, survives. Jillian remains a "FAQ" unit, still has Duty, Loyalty, Obedience to Banhammer. I suspect this is because she is an heir and can survive the fall of a side in the field.
We don't know that heirs can survive in the field. We know that most units can't and we've never seen an heir do it, so it's shaky that heirs are an exception to the rule. On top of that I don't see why there's any reason to be surprised that Jillian remained loyal to Faq.
GWvsJohn wrote:Option 2. She is in FAQ, Banhammer croaks. She flees and goes to the MK before the city falls. She turns Barbarian when the side falls, because she is in the MK.
In this case Marie would still be loyal to Faq and Jillian because all of Faq became barbarian together, just like in the first fall of Faq. There's no turning involved.
GWvsJohn wrote:Option 3. She is in FAQ, Banhammer croaks. She flees and goes to the MK before the city falls. She turns Barbarian before the side falls, proving Commanders can go Barbarian without permission from Ruler.
I wouldn't expect units to need to ask permission before turning. Wanda seemed to be convinced that Jillian might turn without permission, so I'm convinced. This option raises the tricky question of why Marie would betray Faq when Marie seems to like Jillian.
GWvsJohn wrote:In all cases Jillian is the field, survives, becomes Barbarian because she is heir.
Jillian was actually the ruler of Faq when she became barbarian, not an heir.
GWvsJohn wrote:Of those options, 2 and 3 seems the most plausible by far.
I agree that they are far more plausible than Option 1, but Option 2 and 3 seem trivially different from 4 and 5, so I don't see why you prefer 2 and 3.
GWvsJohn wrote:I think a unit would "know" when the Ruler changed, but in none of the scenarios does it matter.
It might help explain why Marie would choose to turn. Marie probably knew exactly what was coming and so if she would turn because of Banhammer's death she might as well turn in advance of the actual event, but I hope that Marie would want to spare Banhammer from witnessing her defection.