melhelix wrote:Hmm, when you throw the rulebook of warfare courtesies out the window things always get horrifying and gruesome.
atteSmythe wrote:Man, I'm liking more and more the theory that "Special" includes immunity/resistance to Natural Thinkamancy. What a great way to end the book.
moose o death wrote:my guess is his special is that he's not bound by the rules all erfworlders are bound by. it's a simple but powerful thing. if you weren't bound by your nations laws what could YOU achieve?
Ambug666 wrote:So Parson doesn't consider himself a gamepiece. He's a player. What does he consider the Erfworld inhabitants around him then?
Alias wrote:After reading the post on GiantITP I regret not posting sooner. To think that we might not have seen the end of book 1 because of my lazy lurking!
Dragonchampion wrote:But throwing away the sword? What a STUPID thing to do.
MarbitChow wrote:Dragonchampion wrote:But throwing away the sword? What a STUPID thing to do.
On the contrary: first off, it's a symbolic rejection of war itself. Parson will continue fighting, but he'll do so with a clear goal in mind, not simply fighting for fighting's sake, which is what the entire realm of Erfworld is currently experiencing. Secondly, Parson should never be on the front lines, ever. He's not a warrior, he's a tactician.
The sword grants fighting ability (useless, because if the enemy is close enough to strike him, he's made some horrible mistakes), leadership (not required, since Ansom's level 10 bonus is far better), and Ruthlessness, which Parson is rejecting. Parson may do horrible things in the future, but he needs his reluctance to do them, so that he will always be seeking a better way to resolve the issue, and only resort to violence if there is no other way.
moose o death wrote:parson is a warlord, he's not any kind of caster. there doesn't appear to ever be any crossover in those classes or else wanda would have put sizemore or herself as chiefwarlord. both being master level mancers in their fields. she summoned the perfect warlord, the stupid meals fixed the "mistake" the summoning spell made, to make the perfect warlord, at the end of the trip to the magic kingdom parson is told it's no place for warlords.
so much evidence tells us he's a warlord, only ONE tells us he's a caster and we've never once seen any evidence to suggest it's truthful. only that it's the peaceful alternative at that moment.
my guess is his special is that he's not bound by the rules all erfworlders are bound by. it's a simple but powerful thing. if you weren't bound by your nations laws what could YOU achieve?