In the continuing spirit of Neviele Chamberlain, let me set the scene as Pan the Benevolent, Pan the Giver, and Pan the Merciful see it:
Bandar - awesome fights, slugged it out to the bitter end, kudos.
Shin - did as best as he could with gimpy Oni. Somehow managed to stay in the game for several turns with a handful (like 20) of Atlantean militia and a single commander, no lab, no mages. Pan put him out of his misery. I hoist a tankard to my erstwhile ally!
Pan - has had Mother Oak up for…one, two, many, lots of turns. Has plenty of leogryphs and kitted out mages to show for it. Has a wounded Manticore pretender, and a corrupted Earth King. Winner of the the Shin/Pan alliance vs Bandar. I never did find out if Bandar DID attack Shin first, or if Pan was just duped into supporting Shin’s attack. Knowing @Evil_Steve’s evil ways…I was drunk! That’s my excuse!
Also sitting on 3 capitals, only two of which are garrisoned.
Nazca - somehow still a contender. While only being an observer, Pan has noticed that autospawn supayas can really mess up an army made primarily out of black hawks.
Caelum - quietly roosting on his mountain. Under all that snow is the real mountain of gems from three global gem generators. He also has all of the Elemental Court, save one or two corrupted Kings. Has lots of Deaveas of …killing you. Yeah,and a ton of Stormguard. Expect battles vs Caelum to be like walking to the liquor store in a hurricane, when you have a hangover, and lots of birds are sitting on your head pecking at your eyes, screeching "Thunderstrike! Thunderstrike!"
Ys - the organized, massive mountain. There’s not many armies, but the ones you see you do not mess with. Everything communioned, buffed, invincible, and then the offensive stuff starts to come out. Oh, and Crabs! I predict a ponderous, irresistible advance, batting aside smaller forces just like a fat lady brushes aside children as she makes her way to the free ice cream.
Eiru- You know, throughout the lands of Eiru that my harpy scouts (seriously, I end each turn with about 30 hiding on the map) travel, I find nothing but serene landscapes, happy farmers, a mummy or two, birds singing, a few thugs playing hide the frost brand, and maybe a bard seducing an airhead. Yet this is the same nation that took out a throne early on, which had a massive amount of spring hawks, fog warriors, and other airy nastiness. One turn Eiru was no where, next turn they were roasting spring hawk legs in a nice marinade over a pit.
And in a turn plus one, things will …possibly? Hit the fan. Caelum will have dropped all his non aggression pacts by then, so he might be feeling a little…itchy.