timh wrote:Also, not sure if charlie knows about this part of the plan. If he does, then I would not be surprised of Parson was captured the second he walked through that portal.
He doesn't. If Parson had discussed it over thinkagram then Maggie wouldn't have been surprised when he brought it up in the hallway.
gazes_also wrote:The "dash through the Magic Kingdom" theory has certain flaws.
It would breach MK neutrality, and failure to eliminate anyone trying to do that would result in every aligned caster in TMK returning home and having their rulers destroy their own portals to prevent any future attacks.
"Parson" and "dash" don't belong in the same sentence, plus he'll be wearing armour too to slow him down.
How do they know which portal is JS's or what the Portal dial code is for JS?
Casters can enter TMK and return to their point of origin without move, but if they try to exit through another Portal, that would be a move. If he gets to the Portal and get access to JS's exit, the Portal will act as a hex boundary and he won't be able to get through, not because of magic but because of the physics of Erfworld, and because it isn't his turn.
I don't think the idea is "dashing" though the MK:
1. Any side that tries to do without casters will face a swift defeat at the hands of Parson. From a storyline perspective this wouldn't seem likely, so if Jetstone found out how Parson attacks Spacerock, at worst all portals would be heavily guarded thereafter. And given that the portal in GK survived the volcano eruption, it's also possible that portals are indestructible. I'm under the impression that they are an inherent trait of any capital site.
2. Parson is smart enough to not just run into the MK. Assuming there are any casters at portal park, either Maggie and Sizemore would deal with them, or Parson could figure something out, like hiring them.
3. I don't see how a portal would act as a hex boundary within a hex boundary. Technically the portal user never crosses a hex.
4. Portal code - There's probably a YellowBook next to the portal(s)