j_t wrote:OneHugeTuck wrote:3. Man, the Arkenpliers are powerful. I wonder what we're not seeing about the Arkenhammer. Taming dwagons an shooting lightning doesn't seem to be at all comparable.
They also tranform walnuts into pigeons.
Sixty wrote:In panel 1 and 2 I notice a decrypted with red armor and black trim instead of the other way around. I wonder if that has any significance. Maybe occasionally you get a "shiny" unit like in Pokemon, but I somehow doubt it.
Carne wrote:Sixty wrote:In panel 1 and 2 I notice a decrypted with red armor and black trim instead of the other way around. I wonder if that has any significance. Maybe occasionally you get a "shiny" unit like in Pokemon, but I somehow doubt it.
The red seems to correspond to Jetstone yellow, and the black to Jetstone white.
The flying fellow in panel 1 has a cape.
Mr. Mustache (LaCrosse, is it?) in panel two has a fully yellow breastplate and a cape.
My guess is Flying Fellow is the same unit type/designation as Mustache, and ended up with corresponding GK coloring.
I would have said "that's what decrypted Jetstone warlords look like" but Antium clearly didn't come out of the wash looking like that. Could be the difference between piker/stabber/something else, but Flying Fellow is wielding a sword almost identical to the others in the same panel. 2-hand specialist? Unusually low- or high-level? Shock trooper? Some other kind of unexplained special? Anyone remember if LaCrosse was anything out of the ordinary besides a coward (Flying Fellow certainly doesn't fit that mold).
╒╦╧╬╩╦╦╛ wrote:So in order: Benjamin have a chat with Caesar, Caesar make a coup against Don and win, Jetstone is denied money to promote Tram, Ossomer Turn back to Jetstone seeing his brother/ father in imminent danger of becoming something he started loathing, Slately Get killed, Ossomer become ruler of Jestone, Wanda is pissed off to have lost a puppet, Tram make a joke about Ossomer's sense of fashion having recovered... I doubt I can guess anything that far.
Krennson wrote:name lips wrote:It looks like transfering Schmuckers isn't a trivial matter. You apparently can't, as a ruler, just declare "I hereby transfer 10000 Schmuckers to Jetstone."
Do Schmuckers even have a physical manifestation? Are they actual coins you can pick up and manipulate? Or are they an invisible, abstract "stat" belonging to a Side? Perhaps you can only physically move around gems. And gems, once turned into Schmuckers, are intangible and unmovable. That would be why Don isn't just pouring some Schmuckers into a Hat to transfer them -- they don't exist. Whoever owns the treasury has access to them, and that's it. Maybe most sides keep some Gems lying around un-Schmuckered so they have something to trade.
But a Moneymancer... can turn Schmuckers back into gems, so they can be transferred from Side to Side. Maybe Transylvito never keeps Gems lying around -- why would they, since Benny can just make gems whenever he wants? Part of the benefit of having a Moneymancer around, you don't have to worry about things like that.
I'm betting he can make a gem of any value, subtracting Schmuckers from the treasury and "pouring" them into a gem. This is a magical world, so I don't see any reason why a gem would have to be larger to be worth more Schmuckers. Just toss it into a Hat, and you can transfer it to a Hat owned by a different Side. Then their ruler can turn the gem back into Schmuckers again.
If you can't just transfer schmuckers to someone, how do people pay charlie? Jillian spent most of her purse buying a thinkagram from charlie once...
And I think that any caster can create gems: all parson has told us is that it costs 'juice' to create a a gem, not that it requires a moneymancer.
If only moneymancers can create gems, and only gems are tradeable, then most sides wouldn't be able to pay charlie, and jetstone wouldn't be able to pay transylvito back; jetstone doesn't have a moneymancer.
I'm not certain why Don needs a gem at all.... maybe he wants to avoid the possibility that jetstones treasury will fall to Gobwin Knob in the next five minutes, taking any direct transfer with it?
as for why he's asking a moneymancer to make the gem, instead of just having bunny do it, presumably preserving a thinkamancers juice is more important, and as the kingdom 'accountant', it's considered polite to involve Ben in all financial matters anyway.
And remember, since Transylvito is allied with jetstone, it's still their turn at the moment... none of this is happening off-turn for them.
President_Allosaurus wrote:I think you mean Jetstone gold and silver. And the decrypted troops have trimming not present on the Jetstone design. The cape-wearers also have different schemes for their colourings on both sides. I think the capes are primarily a Jetstone and Jetstone decrypted thing, though- Sylvia has none.
GaryThunder wrote:It might be regular Jetstone warlords v. Noble Jetstone warlords, or maybe just Nobles of a certain station, that get the yellow armor.
Seerow wrote:My personal guess as to why the Don wants to use a gem:
What if Moneymancers are able to use schmuckers to create a gem of greater value than the schmuckers in the treasury? ie some sort of efficiency bonus from a moneymancer being the one creating the gem? What if without Ben's help, they don't have enough schmuckers for the loan.
Just a thought.
Carne wrote:White and silver, yellow and gold: sure, I'll go with that. Never really struck me as being particularly silver though, but what is silver except really shiny white? As for the trim, I'd mark that down as the sort of thing that gives dwagons stripes - a bit of decryption flair, maybe. Capes are a Jetstone thing, but I seem to recall a forum argument over whether they signified anything.
Mostly just throwing out whatever associations come to mind in the hopes someone might pick one up and come up with a better explanation. After all, there's got to be some reason he's different, and I'd like to think its more than just a Photoshop Fill spillover on the artworkGaryThunder wrote:It might be regular Jetstone warlords v. Noble Jetstone warlords, or maybe just Nobles of a certain station, that get the yellow armor.
Seems like a reasonable explanation.
fehler wrote:Swodaems wrote:Sadly, the only thought that comes to mind right now is that the picture behind Don's desk is a really odd portrait to keep around of one's own daughter.
I strongly disagree. The pose is one of strength, yet feminine. I almost expect her to be holding a bow, ala Artemis. Its not a "sexy, come hither, laying on a couch/bed" portrait. This is how a Warrior Princess stands.
BCCroaker wrote:I don't see any Heavy Hobgobs in the GK attack, so heavies generally musn't be tunnel capable.
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