Lipkin wrote:ManaCaster wrote:If worse comes to worse, the Predictamancers can rally their allies to Gobwin Knob's defence through the portal, now that the alliance is becoming more public. Charlie would be hard pressed to take a city full of casters. If I were in Parson's position, I'd try upgrading the city with some sort of a Dirtamancy link. What do you think linking Sizemore and Ace would produce? A dollhouse with turret gun action and electrified fences that really light up?
Another big worry is switching the capital. Stanley is pretty tough, but a veiled ambush could be problematic. And of course, they need to figure out how to fix their communication issues. Hats still work, but they aren't as convenient. Maybe they could solve both of those problems with Hat Magic. Make hats that can send people around and upgrade the eyebooks to transmit through portals.
You can upgrade cities off turn, btw. And Sizemore shouldn't need to link with anyone to upgrade the city. He linked with Maggie to do a better job, but with her low or out of juice, it's doubtful she could link with him. But he could still upgrade on his own in a pinch.
I am well aware of this. That wasn't my point. I didn't suggest a Caster Link because I think it is actually necessary to upgrade a city. I just thought it might be a good way to upgrade defences beyond what is normally possible. For example, Ace can build shockamancy guns, and there doesn't seem to be a charge limit. If that could be somehow combined with the city, the air defences would become that much more effective.
So we know rulers can abdicate. Do Heir Designates need to be declared in the capital or in the direct presence of the ruler? If not, that would be the easiest way to switch back the capital. Just nominate Parson as Heir Designate, have Stanley temporarily abdicate, have Parson switch back the capital, then give Stanley back his job. The summoning spell binds Parson to Stanley, so it's not like Stanley has to worry about betrayal.