Lamech wrote:Dear Thinkamancers
Please do not let Parson charge into a burning building. Scarlet is about to capture Jetstone complete with all those casters.
Not exactly... Trem and the casters can leave any minute now and thus the Jetstone side along with all of its caster will survive. And once the blaze starts Slately would have two choices; First he could charge into the city and try to finish off the remaining GK units and stick to his plan to take out Parson hoping the throne room will hold up long enough for him to come through the portal... he could do it too, as long as he's got troops in the garrision the garrision will not fall and his troops FAR outnumber GK's troops so aside from the dwagons and Sylvia, Gk is more likely too loose first. Second option open to Slately is that he decides not to charge into the blaze and simply leaves the city (thus protecting his entire army from capture); possibly even ordering the walls to be knocked down as he leaves; Sylvia would capture the city, but Jetstone's forces won't be captured and will be able to march right back in a retake it (and now her forces will be decimated)...
Future more, If Syliva does not capture the Jetstone forces, but instead manages to croak them and win the fight with her blaze, it would result in a net loss for GK. Once GK takes the city, the portal will close and Wanda will not be able to get back to space rock right away... this would mean that all of the fallen Jetstone troops will disappear next turn and Wanda will be unable to decypt them. Congrats, Sylvia managed to capture one capitol site and croak an enemy army, but at a MAJOR loss of GK's own forces. Part of the beauty of decryption is being able instantly replenish and build upon your losses, but that can only happen if Wanda is present.
Another problem is if Wanda and Parson do get through the portal... depending on how things go down in MK retreating to GK through the portal may not even be an option, thus they will be trapped between a rock and hot place. Hell, if the portal closes after they come through they will be trapped and doomed to burn.
All in all there is A LOT that can go wrong with this "plan"