rezby wrote:I can't help but distrust Roger. I don't know why, it seems illogical for it to be so, but I just get the feeling that Roger is indeed the Spy.
There was a bit of an aroma of "The lady doth protest too much" about his anti-carny outburst, wasn't there?
kefkakrazy wrote:[...] I don't know how many people really thought that Charlie wasn't behind the mass Gobwin exodus.
No one who is capable of connecting the dots of Charlies' support of the reborn FAQ under Jillian and the "mysterious" turning of the Western Giants, for certain.
kefkakrazy wrote:If Charlie had access to a major combat discipline, like Shockamancy or Croakamancy, it would be utterly terrifying.
He does, and in more ways than one. First, the Archons can have shockamancy powers. As well as powers from a three other disciplines, although croakamancy isn't one of them. Not only are they knight class units, but they have leadership and dance fighting as well. And it was explicitely stated that they can act as relays, just like your group of spearmen can act as relays for your leader in Master of Magic (which is available for something like $6 from Good Old Games, by the way). Additionally, Charlie hires casters from the MK. And we have the example of Vanessa and (*ptui!*) Kingworld to prove that they are not all just guests in his city while under contract. So field work is an established fact, and there's nothing much keeping Charlie from hiring a croakamancer or shockamancer if he chooses to do so.
RedNoBlue wrote:Could Charlie have linked through to his Spy and *technically* agreed to the NDA at the same as his spy, thus ensuring that he still had access within?
I like the way you think. I'm not agreeing or disagreeing with you, I just appreciate the deviousness of your train of thought.
Spot wrote:Chair-man is a thing.
I hope I am not the only one who thought this extremely witty.
It was an apt observation, but not particularly witty. Examples abound of hierarchies based on seating arrangements. Chairman is the only one I can think of which is actually named for it, but others have brought up thrones, and there is the 'head of the table', and the entire uniqueness of concept of Arthur's Round Table was to prevent the knights from fighting over seating arrangements based on supposed hierarchy. Hell, sometimes just being allowed to sit in the presence of a powerful person is considered to be a great courtesy by the person in the position of power, which echoes the absence of any spare chairs for the courtesy of guests to the Milquetoast Minds Temple. And who has failed to notice that the plebes sit in cramped cubicles at the workplace, while those in power have spacious offices with fancy desks and swingline staplers?
Lilwik wrote:[...] learning what Charlie knows would be best of all, but I assume that's not a possible Epilogue.
It's not at all impossible. It is a fairly a common writing style to include glimpses of "the mastermind in his fortress" as he contemplates the advancement of his plans. There's no particular reason we couldn't be given such a view into Charlies' world.