Finwe wrote:bladestorm wrote:Kreistor wrote:Moving GK capital to re-open the portal has been proposed since the first mention of Jetstone moving Capital and subsequent verification that each Portal connects to a Capital, only.
Since inferno can only be fought by Dirtamancer, it's the only answer from a Meta-thinking perspective.
Which means Parson is not going to use it. At the end of Book 1, he had two options: Surrender or die. He made option 3, which was how he had designed his original game. You cannot win within the rules of the game, so you have to come up with a way to cheat the system before it can cheat you.
Parson's only option now is 'die', according to Antium. The 'rules' seem to say that he can't get to Chekhov's gun. Narratively speaking, he's perfectly within his rights to fire the gun so long as he's force to acquire it through lateral thinking. There's no reason why some elements of his "Ctrl-z" plan can't have been foreshadowed.
I've put my quatloo on a bet that a capitol switch is NOT the option he's gonna use, no matter how much the forumites think it has been foreshadowed.