Feyrauth wrote:A Predictamancer wrote:MarbitChow wrote:Chewie could very easily interpret "don't work for non-royals" to be equivalent to "work against non-royals". If a non-royal pays him well to attack another non-royal, especially one breaking the neutrality of the MK, it seems like it could easily fall into enough of a gray area to satisfy his oath.
But this means that the GMtTA will open fire on Chewie to protect Parson, and the neutrality of the MK will be immediately shattered. Mages are going to take sides. And most, I'll wager, will initially side against GK, based on their previous reactions (cutting of healing scrolls, giving Sizemore the cold shoulder, etc.)
We have a winner.
The magic kingdom must break before there is peace. Those in service to Charlie, and those in service to the Great Minds.
While I agree that big things are going to happen in the MK very shortly, I'm not sure where everyone is coming up with this "open fire/mage civil war" stuff. Think about what we know of the disciplines. Sizemore is noted repeatedly as being a little strange for taking an interest in disciplines beyond his own. The implication is that most casters specialize, and stay within that specialization whenever possible.
Now think about the forces who want Parson to succeed. You have Janis's Hippiemancers, one or more Predictamancers, and a whole bunch of Thinkamancers. A powerful group to be sure, but not especially noted for their raw firepower. I think it's far more likely that we're about to see some truly impressive mind-taking.
"OMG a warlord!" *Jedi Hand Wave* "What Warlord? Go about your business"