tgriff02 wrote:All in all, it would seem perfectly par for the course (with regards to the characters) if Faq came in, and negotiated/debated Olive with philosophy and somehow subtly manipulated and non-agressed their wayinto a genuine military victory; and Jillian decided to be just pig-headed enough to refuse to even concider that her father's course of actions "worked."
Ya i'm not expecting things to go down this way... The most telling thing I feel is that Haffaton will fall and the fated prediction that Jillian will be the one to croak Haffaton's ruler; This would mean either Judy, Olive or both. And since this is both Wanda's and Jillian's story, i also think that Wanda will somehow be involved finally becoming the poison pill that her father asked her to become.
Heck part of the problem with Banhammer is that from what we know of him is that approaching someone with peace only to stab them does not seem like it would be in his philosophy. Olive however is the one in this room who will pretend to be a friend, but will be plotting your demise; If she gives you a hug its only so she can find a nice place to stick a knife. Olive is inviting them most likely with the full intention of finding a good chance to croak them all; Banhammer the peacemaker, not so much. Heck Others have brought up Marie, but one thing to take into consideration is that predictamancy is not that easy to use tactically; things will work out the way they were meant to, the most you can ever do is try to soften the blow for yourself. If she's going into the meeting with no objections, it may not be because banhammer used her predictions to put together a plan, but because she knows that things will work out the way they should no matter what banhammer does.
Not to mention that when it comes to ignoring the value of another's methods, so far Banhammer and the court of Faq would be more guilty than Jillian. Banhammer may have had a long rule and managed to keep his bubble kingdom running, but he and the court don't really seem to acknowledge Jillian's contributions. She and her mercenary forces are what keeps Faq prosperous and she spends many turns away risking her life; Each commander may be vital to the side, the side would fall without Jack, Marie and Orwell, but Jillian seems to be the hardest working of them all. But the court seems to shun her work because they oppose war; They never really acknowledge that the blood she shed's is what helps maintain their upkeep. Jack is one of the lone members of the court that shows her appreciation... I thought Banhammer might share some of that appreciation, but honestly it seems like he only cares about Jillian because she is his only heir and he lacks the resources to make another. Heck as Jack points out, Jillian has valuable intelligence on the enemy but Banhammer will not even listen to her when she is trying to save them all
More likely i feel like banhammer is indeed walking right into a trap unprepared, but he and faq will be saved because Jillian and wanda will go off his script and fulfill their destined paths.