I have a weird feeling about this war. (Yes, it has been finally confirmed from a glitch on TNT's part)
I feel like this whole war will have a whole role reversal.
Right now as it stands from the impressions on the video:
But I feel like since the Erism knows what the obelisk really is, they're more than likely to use it for their own agenda, get corrupt, and finally be the ultimate villains that attempt to rule Neopia.
Although the thieves join this for the sole profit, Kanrik does have morals as I remember from Hannah and the Ice Caves plot. I feel like he will discard the profit to save Neopia because of his huge heart under that cold stare.
The Sway appeared evil because they want everything for themselves and even kidnapped the Krawk Thief. In the end, I feel like they got into the mess without really knowing what they got themselves into and they're like the comic relief as they frantically try to scramble for their lives. Since they are the least informed and the least adaptable, they'll be the rag tag group that are going to need saving.