I like Kalak's plan. Unless there's some way for a unit in the MK to tell where a portal goes, Parson and any casters stacked with him (at least Wanda and Jack) would pass through after the change expecting to be in Spacerock but would be in Jetstone the city. Spacely could use his natural thinkamancy to send units into the portal room to ...greet... them.joosy wrote:Yes, but then Parson will probably just go back to GK.Kalak wrote:A really good way to trap him would be to switch capitals to Jetstone before he gets through. At the rate Parson moves through MK, that might be pretty feasable.
I think this is a far better plan than hoping to kill Parson and company with what remains of the Spacerock defenses, since by storming the throne room rather than the garrison they are likely to all be in chains very quickly after Parson and company come though and finish the garrison cleanup. Remember, all the prevents the fall of Spacerock is an unconscious Cubbins. Surely a pile of casters will have some way of detecting and killing him. And then all the remaining (thousands?) of Jetstone units are in chains, very quickly to become upkeep free decrypted for GK.
Slately seemed surprised at the size of the gem. It probably covers his capitol swapping fees as well as the crowning of Trem.joosy wrote:I would guess that it costs very little [to switch capitals] as Jetstone is about to do it with their meager treasury.
Agreed.sheepfly wrote:Also, it's hard to see how changing the capital would change ANYTHING. Sure, the portal closes. If GK takes the garrison, the exact same thing would happen.
I think you mean GK. Taking on the GK forces in Spacerock could easily be a much tougher proposition than a decapitation strike on Stanley, given that the wealth of offensive casters will be there. GK doesn't even have the decrypted archons screening its airspace, and they have in the past spotted and killed/decrypted CharlesComm archons who were trying to pass through GK battlespace.Sharik wrote:The truth of your statement rather depends on how many archons Charlie has quietly stashed somewhere within a turn or two's move of Spacerock...
He fought and killed in the final battle for GK. Makes me wish we had some hints dropped about any levels he may have gained. In the Jetstone garrison battle we saw Wanda's lone guard level twice with just a few kills.No one in particular wrote:Actually, it's more like locking yourself in a phonebooth with a sniper. Parson is a planner, not a fighter.Beeskee wrote:Unfortunately it's sort of like locking yourself in a cage with a bear. HAH. You've got him now. Well, yes, yes you do.
Hmmm, not quite. Tram refused to parley with the appointed GK negotiator and insisted on speaking to Parson himself. Then GK attacked. That's not to say things would have gone differently, but when you reject a spokesperson for no good reason it doesn't give much confidence to the other side that you plan to negotiate in good faith. Plus, wasn't the Jetstone plan to offer conditions GK would have had to refuse anyway? Wanda, and the pliers, plus a huge amount of schmuckers? All to let the dwagons fly out again? They thought they had their feet to the fire and were going to negotiate from that position of strength. Parson's 'treachery' let them understand just how mistaken they were. Tram quickly went from planning to demand more schmuckers for the damage to the garrison to trying to get Slately to fly away before the side fell.MonteCristo wrote:Before much of this went down, Tramennis was considering a ceasefire and setting up a non-aggression pact. And how did that end? Parson took advantage of the parley to turn the tide of battle against them. Quite frankly, Parson has proven himself poisonous to negotiate with in the mist of battle.
There may be a difference between voluntarily swapping capitol sites and re-establishing a capitol site when you have none at present.Zeroberon wrote:"Oh well ya see our Ruler just croaked, making me Ruler now...oh and there goes the Capital. Too bad this other capital site I'm sitting in is useless."