aka "Herr Doktor Hubert"
Not precisely that, but I certainly wouldn't bet against even greater escalation in this comic.Are you proposing that Mottom is going to lead an army into the heart of Solomon's domain or the entrants are going to abandon the rules and converge on her under the Paternum's stern gaze or what?
Solomon prides himself on being in control. But if the tournament becomes too chaotic, where is his control then?Solomon runs a very tight ship; too tight. A battle of that kind does not feel resonant.
Solomon wants somebody to be worthy of taking his place governing the Celestial Empire. I propose that the trajectory of the conflict will be Solomon observing Allison's skill and thinking that she might actually be worthy as an heir to his throne, and then being shocked to his Diamond core when she refuses.
Lots of people in the tournament might see the Master Key as a greater price than whatever Solomon can offer - which just adds further injury to his pride.