Zippy the Squirrel wrote:King Posbrake and Prince Creen are brothers, right?
I think Charlescomm might make an appearance in this short. Posbrake's concealed expenses are him paying for a contract with Charlie to provide mercenaries with which to surprise his father's army when Homekey rebels.
Oooh, or, Posbrake is lying about casualties sustained during the fighting, making it seem as those his numbers are fewer than they actually are to surprise Delkey when he declares independence. That could include Lady Chains, how romantic! Maybe. I don't do romance.
Or he's been cooking the books and saving up money to give DigDoug the means to improve the capital defenses for when Homekey... well, whatever it is, I definitely think there's gonna be an alliance dissolution.
I don't know, Posbrake seems too smart of a ruler to cause any trouble. He should know that his side is small and as such can not risk a fight with Delkey, so he's not gonna be rebelling anytime soon. As digdoug pointed out, a fight with the parent side would be disastrous. Smarter that he keep the alliance going as long as possible... Homekey doesn't have much to gain from breaking alliance first.
However, Posbrake could be seeing the writing on the wall. He can tell that Delkey will not just let him be. His old man is a paranoid old fool and as such Posbrake knows there is indeed a chance that Delkey will betray him and attack. As such he is preparing for that day... he's keeping his expenditures a secret so that delkey will not have an accurate estimate of his forces and building up his defense to prepare for Delkey's betrayal.