(Yes, Stanley did this prior to RCC1. Parson and Wanda will keep him from doing it again.)
If they do it one at a time, there's no (obvious) reason GK can't take anyone and everyone.
Look at Napoleonic France. Invading Russia before England was dealt with. Hitler made the same mistake.
1) If RCC II fails and Transilvito switches there would basically be no opposition left, that would be quite boring. Besides Jillian would never ever work with Stanley as an ally. She would first break with Transilvito.
2) The whole Don King goes Royal because of Queen Bea's suicide would have been only a ruse, which would lower his character in my opinion. He is using his wits working against GK but he is doing it out of principle and emotion. Much more dramatic tension this way.
The world is bigger than most sides know so possible rest of world could give them a fight. Charlie + 600 archons by self is a major power and those who employ those 600 likely have several times the forces. Those sides could be united by Charlie and info from the magic kingdom.
Given no external opposition there is still possible internal power struggles, eg Stanley verses Wanda and/or assassinations of Stanley or Wanda. Alexander the Great dies and 4+ fight for his empire...
"The whole Don King goes Royal because of Queen Bea's suicide would have been only a ruse" not a given, as joining Stanley could also be a ruse in support of his "principle and emotion".
I doubt Stanley's going to win now, if for no other reason than the art of radish and skulls on website for book 2 would make little sense if radish disappears in beginning of book 2.
"Word of God" has a rather precise definition. If Rob says "Marbits have three lungs", that's Word of God. If he says "no comic this week, my cat ate my computer", that's not Word of God -- it has no relevance on the Erfworld plot or setting at all.
Let's go back to the original post that started this tempest-in-a-teapot controversy:
It was intended to, but apparently there was more than just the artist switch from Jamie to Xin going on. I'm not 100% comfortable talking about things Rob said in the IRC here in the forums. I'll just say that bringing in Xin was not the first thing that Rob did.
It seems very unlikely that whatever he said there was Word of God. If he says he first tried to teach his pet tortoise how to draw but the experiment didn't pan out, that's not WOG. If he says he was looking for a translator to make an adaptation of BFGK in Lingala, that's not WOG. If he says he had originally scripted Book 2 to involve Parson being bitten by a radioactive marbit and becoming a weregazebo as a result, then it would fall under the WOG prohibition since it's details about plot and setting.
So which King County do you live in?
The one with Seattle?
The most Republican county in the US?
Or the one in New South Wales
It's Kings County, the one where e'ybody tawks like dat.
I'd read it.
Although that was in the context of Jetstone recovering after the loss of so many troops, and Haggar hadn't lost any, not having been in the RCCI, and probably didn't have the personal stake (revenge) or know at that stage about GK.
Plus everyone gets info differently and at different rates, I guess if news spread far and wide enough about the monster side steamrolling everyone it might be easier to find people willing to join your coalition.
Do we know they are minor powers? Carpool I think sounds at least like a mid level power (and they seem smart). Jitterati perhaps, although we don't know much about them beyond loosing their natural allies was a big blow.
Plus I don't know if they were asked to join the RCCII, and we don't know how much they know about what is going on with GK.
Does nobody else find it a bit silly that supposedly confidential information is disseminated in a place that everyone could access? If that is indeed the valid interpretation of what that rule says?
I think Gez has it mostly right, with one correction- if Mr. Balder says on IRC that "Marbits have three lungs" then you ARE ALLOWED to post here on the forums that, on IRC, Mr. Balder set the count of Marbit lungs to three; BUT you MUST NOT use that same text as evidence for Marbit anatomy on the Wiki, or beat another forumite, member of the four-lungs camp, over the head with it in a debate.
At the risk of sounding rude, can you guys quit arguing over whether or not things that should not be taken as definite canon can be posted or not and just say what the deuce it was!? I'm pretty sure that all of us understand that it is a possible but not necessarily true interpretation of Erf things and to take it about as canon as the rest of the theorizing everyone here does, right?