Urf wrote:Parson's playing politics, and intends to turn the world against Chuckles.
You must be right. If all Parson wanted was to resume the war as usual then there'd be no reason to delay decryption. There's no choice but to conclude that he has something special in mind, something I can't even begin to guess at, and Charlie seems like the only target on Parson's radar. Of course there is no way to attack Charlie physically from Spacerock, so it must be a diplomatic attack.
But how is a diplomatic attack possible and what does it have to do with the croaked bodies? That doesn't seem to make any sense. It makes more sense that Parson has some special magic in mind involving an alternative to decryption, like a Dirtamancer-Croakamancer linked decryption. Except I can't imagine what Dirtamancy could add to decryption when decryption seems like a perfect technique. That leaves the only option that Parson wants Sizemore to build something that somehow uses the croaked bodies, or something that would dust the units if they were decrypted before it happened.
Another possibility is that there is some specific unit that Parson doesn't want to be decrypted. Who could that be?
It's very frustrating, but I can't imagine anything better than immediately decrypting everyone. I don't think Parson was exaggerating when he called his idea genius. Trying to figure this out is going to drive me crazy.