On Barbarian Capital Sites:
This is not inconsistent with our previous knowledge of Barbarians. Barbarians occupy ruins, and ruins are quite obviously places cities have been, and so could arise again. Barbarian capital sites are locations occupied by barbarians that do not include a warlord that could start a new side, and so have no Leadership.
Simple enough to figure out. Nothing new here.
On Marie and Predictamancy:
And now we see just how useless and self-destructive Predictamancy is. We know that Stanley as CW of GK destroys FAQ, and with no possible connection to Haffaton. Wanda is the instigator of FAQ's demise, and while she was once a caster of Haffaton, at the time of her betrayal she most certainly was not. Calling Haffaton an "Agent" is like calling Salt the creator of oceans, merely because oceans must be salty to be an ocean and not a sea, and completely ignoring the water that makes up the greater portion. It directs the listeners to a false conclusion that should never be acted upon, and Marie sells her version only with confidence. Marie is, obviously, just as pathetic an interpreter of her own predictions as Delphie, and can create just as much damage by insisting on her Predictamancy being relevant.
We are seeing this with the benefit of hindsight, and we must not forget that FAQ lacks our clarity of vision. But with this evidence that Predictions are pathetically unreliable, and their casters are far too convinced of their superiority of interpretation, I would personally slaughter any Predictamancer I popped as creators of more harm than good, through the complete irrelevancy of their magic, and the stupidity of the casters.
And if you need proof that she lied:
1. a person or business authorized to act on another's behalf: Our agent in Hong Kong will ship the merchandise. A best-selling author needs a good agent.
Nope, Haffaton is not authorized to act on behalf of GK.
2. a person or thing that acts or has the power to act.
Yes, Haffaton is this, but not the correct context.
3. a natural force or object producing or used for obtaining specific results: Many insects are agents of fertilization.
Nope. Not natural.
4. an active cause; an efficient cause.
The closest you get. But GK and Wanda are the active causes of FAQ's fall. Haffaton is, at best, an indirect cause, and indirect is inherently non-efficient.
5. a person who works for or manages an agency.
Haffaton isn't a person.
Marie LIED. Haffaton, by all definitions of Agent, cannot be an agent of FAQ's fall. Even if Haffaton survived and put the dwagons there for Stanley to capture, this is not active and not efficient, and consequently NOT an agent.
Like I said: I'd kill any Predictamancer I popped, and not just because they're stupid, but because they are stupid liars.