Sky Schemer wrote:Sylvia is a nutcase because 1) she thinks she's special, 2) she has evidence to reinforce that belief, and 3) will gleefully destroy her own troops, but 4) only because she knows (believes?) she'll survive.
There's nothing worse or more dangerous than a leader who thinks they're special.
Is that close to Parson? To me, the difference is the enthusiasm and the motivation.
I couldn't disagree more, she's quite sane. Magic is real and she's had a very real spell cast upon her. Plus... her soldiers are doomed. Antium won't leave his post, which means piecemeal destruction is guaranteed. This way, there's a chance they'll live, that the fire will finish the enemy before it consumes them. Even if they all die, the Red Dwagons and maybe Sylvia holding the City is better than the entire army being destroyed and Jetstone chalking up a win.
And well, it's a plan. Any plan is better than no plan. Yeah, yeah, Archer has the right idea, but he had the right idea ten minutes too late.
0beron wrote: Oberon wrote:
Sixty wrote:Given Jetstone's new goal, I dunno whether it would be in Parson's best interest to go through or not!
That is the elephant in the room that no one is discussing. Parson's plan was to take Jetstone, which would close the portal behind him. Charlie's plan is to have Slately move the capitol to Jetstone the city, which will close the portal behind Parson. So, Charlie is trying to do to Parson exactly what Parson would have done to himself... Odd, no?
Yeah I've been thinking about that too. I can only conclude the following:
- For some really bizarre reason, Charlie wants to help Parson
- Charlie gains something from this deal, maybe Jetstone City being the capital again benefits him somehow
- He is going to do something that will make Parson WISH he could escape.
It could be that he's hurting Jetstone in order to gain a chance to Croak Parson. That is to say, he is eliminating the risk of the Garrison falling before Parson could reach it. Stage two then would be an attack in overwhelming force. If he has a band of Archons allied with a Side with a later slot in the Turn order, he may be able to do it today. It might be possible to do it with Haggard, their initiative slot is after Jetstone's.
fehler wrote:Lets say Parson gets through sometime in the next year. And Slately manages to close the portal behind him.
Little does he know, he's standing next to someone who can take a razed capital site, and create a new side, reopening the portal. Problem solved.
And that's just the sort of thing Charlie might not know about too. Added bonus, Wanda could appoint her own Chief Warlord, someone like Artemis, a Level 8 Chief Warlord in the hex would be quite the spanner in Charlie's plan... well would it be 'E' at this point?