Duncan Scone wrote:It felt like the Titans were laughing.
...I've been trying to think about what this actually means.. Does it mean that the thought of Jillian and Wanda fighting is a joke? As in, "How could they *ever* fight each other when they're so obviously in love"...? ...or are "the titans laughing" because no-one could actually win that kind of battle, with love being the battlefield, everyone loses.. ...kinda.
The common context of a phrase like "the gods are laughing" [and "at us" is implied] is that your side is going to get owned. This meets Duncan's earlier estimation that "To win, [Wanda's air forces] needed only to strike." It means, in the most straightforward interpretation, that Wanda is more than a match for Jillian ("he considered what would happen if these two women were to fight
") in Duncan's magic laurel enhanced "very useful intuition about combat match-ups."
We learn a lot of interesting, but typically non-concrete, things about Erfworld in this update:
Another tri-mancer combination is documented and one item fabrication capability it possesses;
A possible life span reference - Duncan's laurel was made "thousands of turns ago", but that doesn't mean it went immediately to Duncan;
Some glimpses into Date-a-mancy, and the very interesting revelation that a randomly popped very valuable caster who happens to be of this type is typically not kept very long. Released to the Magic Kingdom? Disbanded? Casters seem to follow different rules from other unit types in many more regards than simply being a caster.