Deacon Blues wrote:We really haven't seen much of the power of the Arkentools. We have the Arkenhammer, which Stanley barely knows how to use... and uses it to crack walnuts. Turning every third or fourth into a pigeon, which suggests that the 'Hammer has a more life/beneficial use to it...
We have the Arkendish, which Charlie uses. Now here's an example of the kind of power an attuned user who knows how to use his tool (sorry, pun unintentional) can reach. So far we've seen Charlie do some pretty amazing things, like hacking Stanley's eyebook network. (Didn't the thinkamancer think that was impossible?)
So we're seeing what an attuned user with the knowledge and capability to use their Tool properly can do. Bend the rules of the game. Possibly by using their tool to spy on other factions' supposedly secret communications (Charlie) or by producing decrypted units out of croaked units (Wanda).
What Are you forgetting about the Van de Gaffe that sent Cesar on his keister along with a stack of heavies? The hammer ONE SHOT them right out of action if that is not a formidible single stack attack I am not sure what one is.
It was also strange to see Wanda stop long enough in the last 2 panels to actually thank Parson, so unlike her when she is busy decrypting or uncroaking in earlier strips.
Also was glad of the finallity of Bogroll to put that one thread to rest. Ansom being the Captain would be a smart choice but who know what Parson will do, he is beginning to act just like one of the decrypted, Dazed and confused.
Huh? What was that sound, oh nevermind it was nothing.