splintermute wrote:gazes_also wrote:robak wrote:
Somehow I got a feeling that Charlie doesn't have a portal to the MK. Or if he does (maybe he needs it to hire a turnamancer for Archon-production?), it is heavily guarded.
Charlie is known as an excellent employer in TMK, so it can safely be assumed that he has a portal. I've made this argument before that only aligned and casters hired by a side can pass through that side's portal and it is in the interests of TMK to enforce that rule absolutely to maintain it's neutrality. All portals may, in fact, be property of TMK and leased to the sides.
I think casters can enter any portal, or maybe any allied portal, TO the Magic Kingdom, but I don't think they can take any portal FROM the MK other than portals belonging to their own side (otherwise portals become dangerous vulnerabilities in capitals, or just means of exploiting movement rules between allied sides). This is most likely an inherent property of portals, rather than something enforced by the MK, because where you have enforcement, you have the possibility of selective enforcement and loopholes. The only exception we've seen so far is Parson, who may or may not be a caster - we have no idea what he is, exactly - whereas Bea was destroyed by mere contact with the portal, rather than passing through and being blasted by MK security, which suggests that the regulation of who's allowed to pass through is inherent to the portals.
Actually, Parson is a caster, and - if I read the page correctly - we know what type too. According to what Janis says in this page of TBfGK, he's a Hippiemancer (of all things).