BLANDCorporatio wrote:It's been said that Charlie waited for Royals to be desperate. That happened once already, yet Charlie did not interfere. There's a lot of rationalization for that thrown around (some link spell would not have been effective, no diplomatic contact, biding time ...). These ring hollow to me. Charlie wants business, and would gladly have made it so that business flowed back as usual, as soon as possible.
This may not even have required GK to be put down (but a boom head-of-state-shot is also not to be excluded), but whatever it would have required, it seems to me to have been within Charlie's grasp.
After all, Charlescomm, some people claim, considered offering Kingworld free of charge. Even if it wouldn't have saved Unaroyal, it would have made it possible to improve reputation among royals.
Plus, a side with such good intelligence and fast versatile units could have loads of tricks to do. As one example, an archon relay on Unaroyal royalty. So many options when you're nigh omnipotent. And with connections in the MK, and a sympathetic caster in one of the kingdoms, it's weird that nothing AT ALL was tried.
One of the chief problems is the fact that none of the royals would talk to him... this means he can not make them offers and that they would refuse his help (as they think its a trap). Only way he could have helped unaroyal would have been to send an army of archons to attack GK's forces first... but again, Charlie might not be willing to suffer such heavy losses... Charlie is not one of the good guys, he is not the type to make massive sacrifices for a good cause; he's a man of business, which means getting what you need but at minimal cost. And that's why he needed Jillian, the only royal willing to talk to him. He needed her to give him the opportunity to serve the royals and prove where he stands (while at the same time, maintaining minimal losses for himself)... and she was not ready in time to help save unaroyal
MonteCristo wrote:At Unaroyal however, Wanda had an army that was made up of THOUSANDS... and your assumption that they did not have a lot of archers, is purely that, an assumption... baseless in fact
I base it on the apparent lack of Archers when attacking Jetstone. You'd think a few would have been useful, whatever the real plan for that siege would have been.
Actually Ansom does mention they had some archers with him in the hex
And who says that more archers aren't just in the back of the column?
The only time we really got to see the ground troops fight was against haggar... And one of the problems was that the column stretched multiple hexes and thus only those in the current Hex could fight... the archers could have been at the back in another hex; again, because they were only there for occupation
Not to mention that this would also assume that unaroyal was not big on archers which is rather farfetched
Charlie can hack Eyebooks, and MonteCristo believes that therefore hacking Thinkagrams is not that shocking; oh wait, you believe the same. Similarly, Charlie can influence natural allies; feral creatures that don't even have an allegiance to begin with- not that big a stretch.
Not really... The eyebook makes sense because it's all heavily involved in thinkamancy
thing about the gobwins thought is that we don't know HOW charlie is influencing the gobwin populations...
For instance, the key could be that Charlie has been negotiating with the marbits and gobwins; such as convincing marbits to move in, and gowbins to move out...
This would make it impossible to do with dwagons since Charlie can not negotiate with feral monsters
I remember saying, in the first post here, that having this ability makes sense in some ways. That doesn't change the basic fact, that Charlie is waaaay too powerful and at once very capricious in wielding that power, essentially only using it when it's convenient to the plot.
More powerful than being able to resurrect your an infinite number of croaked enemies and turn them into full powered and completely loyal allied units that have Zero upkeep?
Like say being able to resurrect AN ENTIRE ARMY in an instant?
Hell using decryption on the right units can give Wanda plenty of information about their enemy's side... as seen with the archons and Ossomer
Because God forbid Trem could have created a good counter plan all by himself. Especially since, supposedly, Jetstone is already at such an advantage that even Parson considers his plan unlikely to succeed. Seriously, do we need Charlie to provide yet more muscle flexing? Can't we believe that some warlord in Erfworld would manage an efficient response to a desperate GK?
How can Trem make a counter plan when he doesn't know what Parson's plan is?... he would have to make it up on the fly and by the time he realizes what GK is up to it may already be too late to counter it. Charlie may do nothing more than tell Trem what Parsons plan is...