GaryThunder wrote:While I appreciate your concise and on-point summation of why Tramennis, though smart, isn't winning, I question your assertion that he would send Slately to the portal room. Why? Slately will disband if he goes through that portal, like Bea did. If Slately wants to commit suicide, he's got better options.
wykstrad wrote:Even if it weren't for the Archon's clogging Jetstone's airspace, Slately wouldn't be going up in a jetpack. Neither he nor Tramennis knows it's a jetpack, for one thing, and neither one seems like they have the time or patience to learn the basics- unlike D&D, speaking doesn't seem to be a free action in this world.
But more importantly, this entire storyline has been devoted to showing how Tramennis is too conventional a thinker to best Parson.
He's the best tactical thinker for his side since Ansom, and possibly better at strategy, but his decisions are exactly the sort of decisions Parson is counting on him to make.
He can't conceive of the portal room as a possible weak point (and really, who in ErfWorld could at this time?)
so he'll send Slately down there
I'm thinking the Jetpack is manoeuvrable enough that you could grab someone else in flight, and powerful enough that it could keep flying at full speed. It would certainly make more sense than a faster-mount-equivalent-that's-good-for-escaping (even if it could be that as well).GaryThunder wrote:And Jetstone couldn't recover the 25k, as they have no way to get the Archon to Charlie before things go tits-up in Jetstone.
fehler wrote:Jack is sane, and faking it. This is the second time he has been confronted with actual insanity, got perplexed, and laughed it off.
I'm assuming the GW forces can't "storm the tower", as that seems to involve crossing the zones. But they have siege, in reds and purples, that can bring the tower down. And they may be getting a one-man siege engine coming through the portal with his chief warlord, too (but if Parson thought he _had_ to have Sizemore bring down the tower, he'd order it.) So JS has to escape, either down through the courtyard/atrium into Wanda's hands, or to the air and face Ossamer's Archons.
Kyrt wrote:He won't. Slately can't use the Portal so he'll be trapped there. If JS win out anyway, then he's as safe where he is. If they don't, they need a way to let him escape....and the Tower offers the jet pack, some casters, and some flying units.
Althernai wrote:He is not safe where he is: Gobwin Knob has crossed into the garrison zone and can now fight whatever is in the tower. The only safe place remaining in the city is the dungeon which is probably where Trammenis is about to send Slately.
drachefly wrote:Spacerock hasn't got a dungeon. They have the atrium instead.
Most Level 5 cities were designed with some unique or augmented feature. Some designs emphasized outer walls or tower or tunnel structures, often at the expense of other parts of the city. Spacerock had dungeons, but no tunnel zone at all. Instead, it had an unusually ornate and well-defended Garrison.
Umm... the chance of survival is in all likely hood way above 33%. The chance of simply not being incapacitated is also probably above that too. We have seen several falls. Ansom (from Wanda), Wanda, Ansom (from bogroll, maybe), Bogroll, Parson (on Bannana, maybe), Ansom (from Ossomer) Wanda (two pages ago) and Jack.Decorus wrote:Even then Parson is gambling that Wanda would survive the fall with only a 33% chance of survival. (Too bad he couldn't promote her to a heavy unit)
Two flaws. One most spells can only be cast on-turn UNLESS an enemy on their own turn is in your hex. So a lot of spells will suddenly be uncastable. That will be much worse for Jetstone than Wanda and co. She can still decrypt. Two bodies won't insta depop they stick around for a bit.End turn to remove 70+% of the available dragons and possibly most of your dead units.
Use the remaining tower spells (if any) on the remaining fliers (transelvito had this happen to them, so you can use it on other's turns).
the_tick_rules wrote:I wonder if the decryption will give him his arm back?