BCCroaker wrote:Jetstone can't designate an heir for 16 turns, so if Slately is croaked in the meantime it is still possible that Ossomer will inherit, despite being decrypted. In that case Wanda would be in control of a major side through him. Assuming they both survive.
I think it's more of "Jetstone is growing a prince-heir in it's capital city, and won't be finished for another 16 turns.
If they HAD ENOUGH SMUCKERS, they could 'buy' an heir upgrade for tremmenis right now, but they don't.
At a guess, it works something like this:
Popping a prince takes X turns
Popping a prince who is also an heir takes X+5 turns.
Promoting a 'mere' prince so that he is also a heir takes Y schmuckers.
I'm guessing that Tremmenis was popped as a normal prince to handle diplomatic duties, and would have been promoted to Prince-heir if he ever showed any interest in warfare and leadership, but he didn't.
I THINK that "Heir" and "Heir-designate" are two different things.... you can have as many "heirs" as you want, but you can only designate one at a time as the prince which will succeed you in the event of your death.