Ah ha! We have approached a conundrum unique to forum games!
I think the answer is that i am at fault. My post after Pariah's confirmed that such a thing had occurred; if i had held out sufficiently, there would have been more time for discussion. My desires to plough the game forward has denied the rest of you your opinion!
so, i think what i must do is impose a rule on myself! From now on, i cannot post my next move, or results of your actions, until everyone else has posted and had a chance to act.
When you post, post your intentions (and roll your dice if you wish/if necessary) and once everyone has had a chance to react, i'll post the results.
There will be exceptions to this rule - mostly in the case that someone has not posted for a couple of days. But generally this is how i will do it from now.
So even if you have nothing significant to add to a situation, everyone should at least post that you're standing there picking your nose, so i can continue.
As for the current situation; yes, what's done is done. We shall just say Duxo's intentions weren't fully clear until it was too late to stop him
Lets not argue amongst one another - there is nothing that cannot be resolved through discussion!
does this sound acceptable to all?