Beeskee wrote:Is it still 'holding the idiot ball' if Parson KNOWS he's holding the idiot ball, and this whole thing was a bad move?
Nah, Parson has been over the idiot ball for a while. GK was doomed by all calculations after (*ptui!*) Kingworld. But after dwagonfall you've got Trem telling Slately that the side is in mortal danger and they must get Slately out at all costs.
Parson is doing what he always does: What he can with what he has. Maggie effectively vetoed Parson's choices for CWL, so he's moving his own bonus there for whatever boost he can give. That still may be 2, or perhaps he leveled, or perhaps his load up on magic items may assist his Leadership. But even his plus 2 is better than nothing.
Zeku wrote:Jetstone is still quite dead. The only option they have is retreat at this point, unless I'm misreading it entirely.
Jetstone has a few options for survival:
Use the reward schmuckers from Charlie to promote Trem (and get him out of the city);
If it is even possible, use the Dittomancer to sustain Faux-Slately until a heir can be promoted (with the loss of most units in Spacerock their upkeep should drop considerably);
Win (Parson doesn't consider this fight to be a done deal, at least).
bladestorm wrote:Also, since Bunny only communicates via thinkagram, she's an open conduit for Charlescomm.
Why is she using a thinkagram when she and Don are in the same city? Seems a waste of juice.
bladestorm wrote:As for onsite CWL, Wanda would have been an excellent choice at the time he made that option available.
Or promote the last Archon, just to muck with how they do not know how to handle a CWL.
Or have Isaac go through the portal, hire him on the spot, promote him to CWL
Or to get really out there, send Jojo through the portal, hire and promote him
None of those units have any canon examples of being able to be promoted to CWL. The only one with any slight canon support might be the archon, which hypothetically could be promoted to warlord and then to CWL. With Tarfu being a warlord for the woodsy elves, it's possible
that an archon could also be a warlord or CWL. But, were that true, why would Charlie rely upon archons with the leadership special and have no CWL? So I'm going to guess that no, archons cannot be warlords or a CWL.
bladestorm wrote:Also at the time, Ossomer would have been a prime candidate. That would have sucked though if he turned as CWL. First Ansom, then Ossomer.
Ansom turned? Ansom was captured by Jillian, who intends to turn him. But I don't think she's even home at FAQ yet. I suppose her turnamancer could attempt it in the field, but right now she's out of juice so that'd have to wait for the Jetstone turn to end, the GK turn to end, and then any other interested parties (since Charlie and Haggar have already gone, and I'm guessing that TV is allied with Jetstone and is going now but only has a bat present).
bladestorm wrote:Sylvia is an obvious options. She would most vigourously carry out Parson's commands. But that brings up questions about how well a decrypted could serve as CWL, or if there is some mechanic preventing that (such as Loyalty to Wanda clashing with Duty towards Side).
Are you reading this comic? Ansom, the very first decrypted, was CWL for GK until he was captured by Jillian. Then Ossomer, another decrypted, was promoted. There's no reason except for the new revelation that the decrypted can turn to prevent Sylvia from being made CWL. And Ossomer had a lot of pressures on him (that whole "attacking my father and former side" and "engaging in conversation with said father") that Sylvia does not.
Arky wrote:CharlieWatch: We now know that whatever Charlie is, he's not tall enough or wide enough to stick out past the chair back. Progress!
Where are you seeing Charlie? In the top window of the tower? That's good eyesight!