effataigus wrote:Rulers have natural thinkamancy that lets them pass along simple orders at a distance. Remember, not every side has a thinkamancer. Stanley could issue the order for all units to return home... which would mean Parson and the casters would leave the units trapped in JS to burn.
Not true, this is part of the reason you have Warlords. You can issue contingent orders when a unit is in your presence, but once they have left the hex you need to message them somehow (Hats, scouts with notes, or Thinkamancy) in order to have new orders.