GaryThunder wrote:I don't see the middle management's incompetence bankrupting Transylvito of the last dregs of its treasury for almost no actual reason other than to satisfy a pointless and maudlin last request.
Or throwing away all of Transylvito's resources to beef up a chick who's so incompetent at finances that with three cities she needs another patron on the side (not that Don knows this, but still) to keep in business.
Or in other words, support the sides that are the greatest threat to GK, without actually putting yourself in GKs sights.
I think its a matter of perspective. It's easy to cry foul when Jillian quit the field early (and yeah, I agree that was pretty naughty of her), but remember that if not for some pretty exceptional circumstances then things would be very very
different right now.
If Jillian didn't have spanky feelings for Wanda, she would have finished the job.
If Jillian had foreseen Parson's exploit, she would not have left.
If Jillian had loved Wanda more than Ansom, she'd have captured her
, and left.
If Wanda had captured Tramennis (or anyone else) instead of Ossomer, then Ossomer would still be CWL and would have blasted GK out of the sky, exploit or no.
If it turned out that AcidPoo couldn't
melt the top of the Atrium, then no exploit.
If Wanda failed her falling roll and croaked on impact, GK loses.
If Antium hadn't taken a shaft from behind by his own men, then Wanda would be KIA.
So yeah it was a failure, but only barely
. Theres seven points above which all unluckily fell in GKs favour. If just one of those points had fallen in favour of RCCII, then Don would be one of the most popular guys around. It would've been his
little protege that tipped the scales, and the best part is that GK wouldn't even know. As it happens Faq didnt make as big an impact on the battle as he hoped, but he still has her on side for the next one.
So anyway, now there's this thing going on in Jetstone. It looks like Jetstone "aint gonna last nine turns", and they've been taking all the knocks from GK since Unaroyal disbanded. If and when Jetstone go down, who's next to take the hits? Faq? Jittari? TV? As far as we can piece together, they are the three closest sides. Faq wouldn't even be there if not for Don, and that would leave them with a 50/50 chance of taking a massive GK load, in the face.
So Slately's begging Don to let him place his boy on the throne. According to Slately, Tramennis is the best chance they have for Jetstones future. Don doesn't like it, but he cant avoid the one simple fact: The longer Jetstone survive, the longer TV survives, at least until GK is taken down. Hopefully his little warrior queen will take care of that next time, but until he sorts that out, or comes up with another plan, he needs time
. Jetstone -or more specifically, Tramennis- can give him that time, if only he can give them the Shmuckers.
All this comes in a nice little package of "Royal Sides sticking together for Royalty's sake." But all the above is pretty much the practical application.
GaryThunder wrote:Or failing to actually, I don't know, talk out the new management direction with said middle management and bring them all around to at least grudging support as opposed to letting rebellion simmer and stew and sending off the best warlord on the side to be killed in an idiotic battle.
On this point, I'm sympathetic. Don should be in better communication with his underlings.
GaryThunder wrote:Yeah, Don's mismanagement has run TV into the ground, Caesar is the side's only hope.
TV are not in an easy position, but I wouldn't call them "run into the ground". They have one very very powerful (albeit extremely inaccurate) weapon on their side, named Faq. They might also have a thick meaty shield named Jetstone if things go well... For someone so geographically close to GK, that aint the worst
situation you could have (see: Unaroyal).
No, no. It hit him in the brain because it killed him. - Dante