Interesting turn of events but not unexpected. I did enjoy the "One Tin Soldier" lyrics
I sing that song at Karaoke much to the chagrin of my war mongering conservative friends
So, Olive believes she has the upperhand by preventing any fighting from taking place. However, she has just engaged in a new battle with folks who have spent nearly their entire existence in this form of 'peaceful' combat. I believe Olive to be badly outmatched and doesn't realize it yet.
I wonder if Jack will take some initiative and help speed things along.. some subtle images and sounds that would send Olive accidentally walking off the tower to her death? or perhaps Betsy can heal Judy thus bringing her back in control of Olive. Or perhaps Rusty can blast the ceiling above Olive (not likely given how crude Banhammer would consider that). Perhaps the Moneymancer and Mathamancer can help with Haffaton's schmucker issue, get Olive to overextend herself, withdraw their support and watch her disband due to lack of funds? (yes a reach). Hmmm..
I do find it interesting that we only see Orwell (the Lookamancer), Marie (the Predictamancer), and Jack (the Foolamancer) along for the ride and not the rest of the casters. Are they still hidden in the airspace or at some other location, I wonder? I can understand bringing Jack and Marie to make their approach but why Orwell? I would assume he had already scouted the hex so why bring him to parley? I would assume either Betsy (to heal them if they were damaged) or Rusty (to attack). Heck even Adderall would be useful to predict odds. Of course it could simply be that he is the 'Chief'' caster.
Whatever happens I wish Olive's end to be poetic, painful, and at least partially by Wanda's hand.
... and on another note I do hope that the rest of Faq's casters are hiding out in the Magic Kingdom still. I imagine the reason that Jillian hasn't welcomed them back is because she can't afford them .. perhaps also because she can't stand them.