effataigus wrote:Nice progress in this update! Still very puzzled by Isaac's choice to not let the casters that came out of the portal go back into it.
My interpretation is that the MK rule allows casters to retreat from a battle to MK at any time they can, but only allow exiting MK throgh the portal to their own capital. Making it a very foolish move indeed to go into MK for Wanda and/or Jack in the first place.
You may be right, but mentioning such a rule retroactively is somewhat heavy handed, and it would, as you say, make Wanda's choice very puzzling indeed... especially as Wanda didn't do anything to get Parson through the portal faster.
I should say that I don't think that this was heavy-handed story telling, since if Rob was just looking for a reason to keep Wanda in TMK and Parson and Jack in Spacerock, that could have been dealt with by Slately closing the portal at just the wrong/right moment. No, I'm guessing there is something else at work here. I'm hoping Isaac's motivations will become clear in time.
My best guess for now is that he was trying to go for some semblance of neutrality w.r.t. JS, but his solution is a weird one. "This criminal is about to rob a bank. We intend to let him, but, take heart, for we will rob his house while he is out."
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