vintermann wrote:What I'm wondering is what Parson's change of plan means. He wants to take out the king, obviously, but how does that really help with the whole inferno business, beyond taking out one more unit? I don't think Slately's bonus is all that big.
Also, I don't think Parson knows about the double-business, or that Tramennis is now heir.
Taking the city requires capturing or killing all the enemy units in the garrison, which at the moment includes Slately and the couple of guys with him. So Parson needs to do that.
I'd say we can be fairly sure Parson doesn't have any idea the actual tactical situation on the ground. Not that Jetstone forces have vacated the city, that Slately is dead and Slately is a double soon to disappear, that Trem is heir etc. He might consider it a stroke of luck they can catch the king - he might be thinking a captured king could be used as leverage to achieve something, or force something. Or that killing him could still end Jetstone.
If Slately is smart he'll make Parson waste his time with him, knowing he'll be gone next turn and Parson will be left with nothing.
Staberinde wrote:Prediction: Ace will get decrypted and will fight for GK sometime soon.
His hardware and combat ideas synch excellently with Parson. It's going to be a real waste if Parson - Ace pairing is not explored.
I'd prefer he didn't get decrypted, I don't like the thought of him sucking up to Wanda due to the effects of decryption (it is eased somewhat knowing he can turn). Him with Parson is an interesting idea - the one guy on Erf world that would know the potential of his art and be able to suggest wild things. I also think it would be interesting if he remained on the opposing side somehow - Parson suddenly dealing with enemies that use guns and things, how does that effect his strategies? The RCC2 would then have at least two dollmancers, Ace could start a Renaissance motivated by the necessity of updating to better fight GK.
Course if he did die Trem and the other casters will have taken away a new found respect for the dollmancers art while Parson will still be mostly ignorant of it (who in Spacerock can tell him about Jetpacks and rayguns at this rate?) - perhaps they will suggest to Don he get his dollmancer to follow Ace's lead.