Oberon wrote:Ossomer, once captured, would have lost his "CWL" and "Heir" (if he ever was) status.
Parson's Klog wrote:They may also have natural abilities. Some of these include flight, fire, regeneration, poison, and probably a million more I don't know about yet. Leadership also counts as one. Any unit with leadership ability is called a "Commander" or "Warlord". These units give a bonus to units under their command.
What I'd like to know is if CWL is a transferrable Special, or is it static like Leadership/Archery/Fire is? And is Heir also on the Special list, and is it a transferrable Special (if it is a Special), or does it float around invisibly like Loyalty?
Also, is it lost when a unit is captured, or when a unit is croaked? Does capturing merely suppress CWL/Heir, or does it completely wipe it from the table? At least if it were suppressed there would be an incentive to rescue. I doubt it just gets wiped on capturing, though, otherwise you would have sides kidnapping designated heirs all the time to financially cripple their opponents, or at least considering "Heir" targets to be high priority. Although, that said, sending your heir out into battle isn't exactly the wisest thing in the world either, so it's hard to see anything special about being an "Heir" other than the indication that a large amount of schmuckers have been blown on you.
Also, why does
Charlie dangle the Heir money in front of Tram so hard? Is there another benefit associated with it that we're not aware of, or is it Charlie just showing that it would be good sense to have an heir designate regardless? And why would Charlie offer Tram, and indirectly Jetstone, the opportunity of designating an heir and then have Tram dismiss that entirely?
After all, if Tram is so assured of their current tactical superiority and he knows Charlie to withold information, something like being offered heir designation for free
should have piqued his interest and given Charlie's warnings a little bit more weight than this current display of a firvolous-excited-puppy-dog-Tram that's about to trot off into parley as if it's a bit of a chat over tea and cucumber sandwiches.
What interests me is that we didn't get to see what happened to Jillian's units when she was still a barbarian and got captured for Wanda's pleasure. Did they enter a state of neutrality, or were they subbed by the alliance they had with Jetstone. She states that she joined the RCC I for more reasons than just the money, so she must have been receiving a subsidy per turn from the RCC I for her support in the war effort so that she could keep supporting her units (otherwise, at 1,400 schmuckers for a one-way Thinkagram via Charlescom nearly emptying her purse she was being paid an absolute pittance by the RCC, which makes her even bigger a fool).
So what happened to her units while she was held captive? They seemed really happy to see her when she was released, so perhaps her leadership over them was merely suppressed and not removed while she was captured?