Beeskee wrote:I get the distinct impression that Charlie is using Jetstone, yes. Other than their use in accomplishing his own goals, he doesn't seem to care about them one way or another.
That's Charlie's MO. Maintain 'neutrality', play other sides against each other, and make a profit from both sides of the conflict.
Feed Jetstone some lies about Parson being a threat to Royalty, and that could call in the entire RCC II to defeat Parson, with Charlie making a mice tidy sum for the services he could provide. Charlie doesn't actually attack Parson, but Parson gets attacked. Instead of using Archons to kill off gobwins, send a huge chunk of money to the neabry Marbits, who have to spend that money to either pop provision, pop new units, or promote units... then let them dispose of the gobwins. Charlie keeps his hands clean while letting others do his dirty work. He's just setting up to have a lot of pawns to do his work for him -- Marbits, Faq, Jetstone, Hagar, TV, RCC II (and anyone else holding into Royalty), a handful of casters in the MK, etc.