bladestorm wrote:I doubt asking Charlie to provide any information about himself is going to get this court anywhere. They are basically trying to force Charlie to reveal personal information about himself, abide by the rules of a court held by the second Side to overtake his original city, and do it all for free just to prove Olive guilty? Neither Faq nor Haffaton combined is going to be able to cover that bill.
On a side note, the Archons came from a far off place. Charlie moved to a far off place to get away from Haffaton's expansion. Maybe the Dish doesn't produce Archons the way the Pliers produce Decrypted, but rather tames them the way the Hammer does Dwagons...
He could get them to swear an oath, under contract, not to spread the information they already have. I have been wondering why Wanda and Jack haven't bothered to tell Parson that Charlie's a Carniemancer. This could be the reason why. The chance to sweep all that under the rug could be quite the incentive...
Zeku wrote:This is the second Flower Power caster that wants to unite the world through conquest. They are not nice people, but that is perfectly consistent with how I envision them. They want peace, not "goodness."
Notice that the overall narrative is vaguely following the internet-birthed concept of Dorothy and the White witch being the aggressors in the original Wizard of Oz, with the witch of the west being an unwitting victim. Of course, in this story, the "victim" is the Wizard himself, and there is no wicked witch. Perhaps she was one of their early conquests.
Charlie's testimony would certainly be an interesting read, but it's hardly "evidence," and thus doesn't advance the case in a meaningful way. I think we (the readers) understand that both father and daughter are guilty of something, the only question being what that is.
The uh, 'wicked witches' were Bell and Blair of the Dominions of Easteross and Westeregg. Wanda spoke of their destruction earlier in the trial.