Plus...their Foolamancer wasn't even in the capital. Wanda arranged that, too. We captured him when we razed their other two cities. Pretty neat package, right?
So, I'm curious how exactly Wanda went about arranging this particular double-bluff, or if there even was any "arranging" on Wanda's part.
We know that Faq operated on Jack veiling each of the 3 Faq cities, as determined by predictamancer.
This would suggest a few duplicities.
If this caster unit could determine which cities Jack was meant to veil turn by turn then it would certainly have been aware of the approaching dwagon army. The predictamancer would have had to have been in on it, or would at least have known and not cared enough to alert Banhammer.
Was there even an actual other threat more important than the one Faq was about to face that turn, and if there was, how was it orchestrated to fit into Wanda's plan so perfectly?
Does this mean that Wanda and this predictamancer are working hand in hand, or does it mean that Wanda (and the rest of Erfworld) is getting played by this predictamancer? And if it is the latter, how far back does the treachery stretch?
Or, and I'm not pandering to the Charlescomm suspicions here, is someone with masterclass thinkamancy manipulating others, i.e. the predictamancer in this case, to take specific actions to bring about their...actually, I'm halfway through this sentence and it sounds like I am suggesting it's Charlescomm. I'm really not, though. or I might be. But that's why speculation is fun. Bring on the grand reveal!
I still can't figure out why Jack would remain loyal to Stanley. He was given the perfect opportunity to end GK by letting Stanley get wasted and defect to Jillian's side and yet he instead chose to save Stanley. It makes me wonder how much stronger natural thinkamancies are than others, in particular modified loyalty scores in Jack's case (a conclusion drawn from the knowledge that Jack was captured, unlike Wanda), vs. his love for Jillian, and he clearly does still love her as the mere sight of her was powerful enough a reminder of his former life for him to regain most of his sanity. Are Jamie/Rob/Xin trying to tell us that Love may conquer most, but Thinkamancy > all?
No wonder Parson thought Thinkamancy was realy scary magic...