Killer-Kate and Luke Lackland: Making castles less EFPy and lords less idiotic since early yesterday evening.
Garcastle was way top-heavy, and my always-shonky first move in the fall of Carrowglaze is pretty much officially a stumble. I think I'm going to have to enlist at least one of the marginal, late-mentioned players in Langdale - the ones I'll here designate the Bookdrake, the Thresher, and the Great Gull - and have my heroes hitch a ride on those operations, established for purposes that run clean across their own. The Knifewitch can't possibly carry that load without help, in the time she's got to work with. I don't see how anybody could.
I now have to add some additional sense: some consistent and logical account of the long-standing grudges between the lords of Allingdale and Langdale. To date they've pretty much been a plastic excuse for random things I've found necessary along the way.
About halfway through the political critique now. Need to up my pace further.