I think this whole affair is infinitely exciting. There are really so many different ways it could go in just the next panel alone, so many things to consider that it makes the air thick with anticipation like I have never experienced in a comic of any format. Some of the most pressing questions forming in my mind are...
Is a coupe possible? Wanda now has the arkenpliers and Parson has won the respect of everyone on the mountain pretty much while the realization is fresh in everyone's minds that Stanley left them to die. Though I do not think Parson would be the one to push for it, I can certainly see an avid change in management being considered if the Erfworld mechanics even allow for such a thing. I hoped... sooooooo much that Wanda would have usurped control outright in the exchange and maybe acquisition of the pliers, but the decor of the new castle is simply not her style. I am fairly confident that it means that it did not redesign to her parameters like it ambiguously seems to do for it's owners. Unfortunate, that.
Will Stanley try to take the arkenpliers, or does he recognize they are attuned to her for a reason. Would they even be of any use in his hands if he did get them? Maybe their presence among his "side" will be enough for him, maybe they won't. Can he simply threaten to unmake her like he did Parson? Do the arkenpliers allow her the anonymity to separate herself from his rule? That conversation will be one to look forward to, either way.
Will Charlescom let the slight of defeat go? He could take it graciously, as he seems aloof enough to warrant, but he also strikes me as someone not accustomed to losing. The complete loss of everything he staked into the game may mean that Parson and company have a new, serious enemy. Will he remain neutral? What has become of him?
Ansom is, though created by Wanda, apparently fiercely loyal to Parson. He is among the people who I think would follow him out of the kingdom at the drop of a hat if some sort of separation were to occur (if again, it is even possible, whatever rules exist, parson lives to shatter them). Ansom is also a very powerful figure, and if he lives through Stanley's "introduction" exists as a surefire way to tip the scales one way or the other.
Will Transilvito be the next big doorstop?
And I cannot waaaaiiiiiit for a certain barbarian to re-meet her now decrypted once-paramour. But that might be the sadist in me.
The list goes on.
All in all, things are going.. too well for Parson's side, even if he does not feel that way himself. They have crossed the threshold of change so profound that their slate of enemies has almost completely been wiped clean and a host of various powers sits in their collective laps unchallenged. The natural progression of storytelling dictates (Sadly, as I rather like the idea of them dominating the erfworld) that some calamity must now occur to disrupt that. My pipe dreams aside, all that really remains to be seen is which element it originates under. There are no shortages of volatile elements at play.
Then again, we've been surprised before. Either way. I.Can't.Wait.