Re: which side is Parson on?
Charlie isn't a royal. Plenty of characters have said so.
As for Parson, he is on Gobwin Knobs side. He is magically bound to server Stanley. More importantly, he enjoys advancing Gobwin Knob's side. He enjoys working with some of the casters, although he doesn't really trust Wanda. I don't blame him. Once a traitor, always a traitor.
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