Aquillion wrote:Jack never had an opportunity to turn during the mountain pass thing. If you watch the sequence of events carefully, it's pretty clear that he'd already replaced himself and Stanley with Foolamancy by the time she swept in to make the offer (you can see the suspicious cloud of bats nearby) -- she was trying to turn one of his decoys, basically. Even if he wanted to say yes, all he could do was watch helplessly from Stanley's Dwagon in the wrong part of the hex.
No, it's not clear.
Carefully watching the same sequence of events it is clear that Jack, in his weirded out state, could not cast a veil. Or any spell. Which is why Stanley was pissed and trying to guess frantically at the right name, to bring Jack back.
The first person to get the name right was Jillian, and immediately after was the turning plea.
Then the crypsis thing.
So it's far from clear what exactly happened then and what was supposed to be what, but the one safe bet is that Jack heard Jillian's offer. And said no.