DevilDan wrote:What isn't so clear is whether Parson is any sort of caster, much less a hippiemancer.
moose o death wrote:you don't get two chances at a perfect warlord spell. the first time finds the right guy, the second only finds the guy who would've failled anyway
moose o death wrote:if there is, or not, the MK have no need to flood erfworld with perfect warlords. the first one was what the MK wanted. as wanda says towards the close of the book, erfworld wanted you.
Zolkabro wrote:DevilDan wrote:What isn't so clear is whether Parson is any sort of caster, much less a hippiemancer.
It is. http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F140.jpg
DevilDan wrote:moose o death wrote:if there is, or not, the MK have no need to flood erfworld with perfect warlords. the first one was what the MK wanted. as wanda says towards the close of the book, erfworld wanted you.
Wait, "what the MK wanted?" We don't even know if there is a single MK to talk as a collective unit in a practical sense, much less what, if anything, they wanted to be the result of the perfect warlord spell. And how would we know whether what they may want has any point of intersection with what Erfworld "wants?"
moose o death wrote:if not MK, then certainly janis is upto something. wanda is clued into it, sizemore is being used to help control parson's developement. the casters seem to be able to abandon a city and become loyal to magic itself, as wanda says she is loyal to fate. she knows she has further to go yet, but she has told parson she isn't his enemy either.
moose o death wrote:jack defended stanley despite wanting to help jillian, we have yet to find out why, but he spared stanley's ego in the fireworks display. so he has some reason to keep stan alive and happy. the predictamancer seems to have vanished from faq, yet stanley has the two other casters. had that predictamancer been taken back to GK as well stanley would never have ascended to the throne. the predictamancer would have exposed the plot for saline's throne and GK would have kept conqueering the world with dwagon armies.
moose o death wrote:so far all mancers appear to be able to move freely through the MK, to me it looks an awful like the MK is the veilled hand running erfworld. by making magic indispensable as a combat aid, they assure they have plentiful new units popped and it appears fairly trivial for casters to survive cities being destroyed. city-less casters move to MK. wanda had dozens of spells in her stash so they make their upkeep selling spells but where does wanda get the cash. only the overlord has access to the treasury
moose o death wrote:this could be rands at work instead of schmukers but that raises the question of what is a rand and how is wanda getting them, she must be selling something for rands. but what IS she selling. information? she has no problems sharing information with jillian. and has a history of betraying her sides. uncroak spells? seems unlikely to be a large amount of call for units who just die again soon after. i can see decrypt being quite popular at auction. but not uncroak.
moose o death wrote:the whole magic kingdom seems like it's upto something. especially those attached to GK in some manner. we will find out eventually. i'd like to think the constant war has gotten on their nerves and they want the conflict to end. but it's just as likely janis is pure evil and wants to rule erfworld
i put more faith in the former, but as always we don't have the resources rob has
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