I think this bit is in error unless Charlie does indeed have predictamancy.erianaiel wrote:He told, or tricked, the Slately clone into changing capitols as soon as Parson entered the trap, knowing that Parson would be without move in an inferno even if he managed to croak the king and remaining caster(s) in the ruins of the city.
Timing is never clear in Erfworld, but we have a causality chain in which:
1. Charlie tells Slately to trap Parson in the city. http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/ ... -09-19.jpg
2. Slately and musters for a counter-attack to take the throne.
3. Causing Sylvia to light the garrison on fire. http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/ ... -10-10.jpg
Now, admittedly, 3 could have been in response to 2, which we see Tram doing even before he learns of the plan, but this would imply both that we are seeing the updates out of order and that Charlie begins his call to Fakely without the plan to trap Parson (since Tram is right next to Fakely and not mustering his hosts), and that 2 and 3 happen within the span of 4 panels of dialogue or so, and somehow Charlie learns this while on a thinkagram and changes his plan.
It all seems far more likely to me that Charlie just wanted to trap Parson in Spacerock for another reason, and that we have yet to see that shoe fall. Fire was just a bonus, and now Parson is several flavors of f***ed. Anyway, the story is getting difficult to follow. I'm not sure if this is because or in spite of how much we forumites tend to over-think things.
Parson has been able to swear in Erfworld since the end of book 1.halibut wrote:Shouldn't panel 2 be "Come here, you little Boop!"