Fwends don’t drag fwends into poo flinging matches. The bananas always win.
But I had an awful thought last night, while drinking my fifth absinthe-brandy mix. Could this game end just like Wylde Ryde One? Eiru masterfully freezes the seas, and then takes his artifact driven forces and crushes any organized response. With a Map move 3 flying force of trolls, backed up by cloud trapezed mages, they quickly lay siege to caps while sneaky commanders take provinces and bards subtly change dominion in near by provinces, like some current swamps.
Caelum could try to respond, but will the Elemental Court be able to fly halfway across the map in time to stop capitals from falling? Given that the Air Queen’s lightening will be certainly resisted by Eiru’s own Air mages, I do not think Caelum will be able to respond quickly enough. Others might protest that Caelum is a non-issue - one cap, barely a handful of provinces, and he stales! Alas, those who think @Kelan is phoning this in are naive. Caelum probably has a one turn leap plan to seize Shinuyama, Tien Chi, and Pan with sizable forces, winning with a quick storming before anyone can respond.
It might not happen that way, though. Ys is certainly out of the water with SOME, or perhaps MOST forces, and his capital looks dangerously empty. Eiru’s recent appeals for water gems hint at the need for water breathing forces to surprise a complacent amphibian. And movement does not seem to be Ys’s strong suit- that doom stack of 500 crabs and communions is slow, and probably will be caught out of position soon.
Hmm, I need more to drink.