AllPurposeNerd wrote:Just in case there was any doubt as to who was really running the show for Gobwin Knob (as she has been since book 1).
Oh, I disagree. I find GK's leadership structure as complex as a Byzantine court. I mean, Parson put Wanda in her place under his leadership during the FBfGK. However, Stanley is still the Overlord and can disband anyone with a thought. At the end of the day, I've never seen Wanda disobey an order from Stanley, even if it was against her wishes and what she believed was best for GK. Then you have Ansom, whose now Chief Warlord and is the one actually making strategy. Wanda, Stanley, and Parson for the most part just sign off on what he comes up with. I could go on, but I think lack of leadership, despite all the "leaders" is one of GK's weaknesses.
How much you wanna bet Parson already knows Charlescomm is there? He may or may not be including that in his calculations, depending on how he feels about Wanda's crusade, but I guarantee he won't be surprised when they drop the veil.
I'll take that bet. I don't think he'll be overly surprised of Charlescomm forces are in the hex, but recall that Charley has done nothing to directly challenge GK and from the summer updates Parson had nothing but suspicions about the hermit Overlord. Parson is still human, and if he believed Archons were in the hex, he would have said something as they seem to have the ability to see through veils (meaning Jack would not be useful for the attack, and Parson seemed to think Jack would still be helpful).
Unless of course it's like all of Charlescomm. That'd rustle anyone's jimmies.
Nah, Charlie is an obsessive bet hedger. He would never commit that much to a single engagement.