(??:??)Xenocartographer: In the aftermath of that decision, Sonja threw the French Toast Fusiliers into the mines using the same levitation program. This established that he'd shut down the gun, but also warned Sonja where the nearest mines where. The original Sonja would have used this information to bypass the mines, letting her do an end run around the Syrup Skirmishers. Unfortunately, their timing was off, and she had to resort to cutting through the mines manually, instead of simply avoiding them. This didn't work. With their backs to the minefield, Sonja and meta were easy prey for the Muffin Militia.
(10:32)Seabiscuit: Are we just referring to the conspirators with breakfast puns now omg
(??:??)Xenocartographer: Moving right along, this leads to two unmergable timelines: one where the kids enter Pancake's fortress with no casualties, and one where the two survivors have to be airlifted out. Thank your chosen deity that that Pancake never turned the gun back on after it fired at the Crepe Crew.
(??:??)Xenocartographer: In turn, since the universe believes in soulmates or something, Sonja's death makes Alex's shatterpoint impossible. Since that timeline is already moribund, Anarchon's shatterpoint protection fails and Australia is nuked.
(10:36)Arbiter: So what the hell is the point? Is "that timeline" just a colossal anticlimax to rub in how little you care about human life?
(??:??)Xenocartographer: A timeline, with post-apocalyptic elements and a victorious Pancake, where at least some of the kids aren't a going concern? I wonder what happens if I use my authorial powers to fast forward a few years...