Why don't you think so? What can you point to suggesting the Plaid tribe isn't the native tribe of GK? I don't believe there is anything.
Your suggesting that not only did Saline IV name a non-royal warlord heir, but that that warlord wasn't even of his tribe and somehow Sizemore was also of this foreign tribe. This strangness isn't mentioned in all the exposition in Book 1.
In any case, given we don't know much about the abilities of most caster types. The number of casters a side can have is probably very limited; upkeep and/or popping cost. I think it is over-reaching to claim all sides would have a lookamancer given choice.
Agreed. It's like saying in Starcraft every Protos player would make a fleet of carriers [or insert your strategy game of choice]. Well, some do, it is indeed useful, but is by no means the only strategy, and there may be more cost-effective means of getting similar results (i.e. doombats are a lot cheaper).
There's no reason why GK would ever side with Charlie. Remember? Stanley detests Charlie so much that he won't hire him when GK is losing.
And now they're winning.
With Stanley paranoid of his own 'loyal' forces, odds are slim that he could be swayed to hire Charles.
(My apologies for butchering the font!)
Yes, I know his loss is supposed to be a sign of permenancy of loss. It's a freaking comic. If we can have flying Dwagons, (WITH a a "W"), we can have Bogroll return. Or not. It is after all, a comic.
It will still be fun to see how Vinnie and the princess deal with all this.
Would you hire someone who, when he's hired to defeat you, actively sabotages his current side so that he can gain? It'd be safer to kill him with a fight than put him on your side, even for free. If he hadn't backstabbed the RCC before the pass ambush, the RCC would've killed Stanley and ended the war. (As it stood without the Archons, they almost killed Stanley.) What'd he do it for? To see if Parson was as smart as he thought he was, and worth capturing.
Additionally, this seems to be the very first time Charlie's gotten his teeth kicked in, and we haven't heard from him at all since the Volcano, so he may not be open to a deal anymore.
to the point, the archons couldn't switch to fighting ground forces when ansom got knocked down, so he had to defend himself. while they fetched his carpet.
still i have no faith in charles doing anything retaliatory, seems like it's a waste of resources in every plausible way. he wants parson or at least the mathamancy item, gobwin knob now has not only his decrypted forces but all of the rcc troops as well.
this is assuming he's bright enough to scout first.
but he's going to find thousands of troops a level 5 city with higher level defence bonuses, a large force of archons AND dwagons AND it's likely the Dwagons will have plentiful warlords mounted to add further multipliers. it would be like running a kindergarten class of kids armed with airsoft guns into an actual military camp.
still i have no faith in charles doing anything retaliatory, seems like it's a waste of resources in every plausible way. he wants parson or at least the mathamancy item,
So maybe he contacts Stanley through the eyebook with an offer to buy Parson for say 15 million. He may look at the battle as losses that won't be recovered by retaliation, so no point in getting angry. If he can't take Parson by force, he might as well make an offer. Would Stanley realise that Parson is worth more than that. Ofc, if Sizemore hadn't found the gems, Charlie would be in a better bargaining position.
don't get me wrong i like sizemore, but never let that get in the way of a good story.