hilrage wrote:I love the magicians in the backgrounds that seem familiar for some reason. . . . I keep waiting for a wizard in a leather coat carrying a hockey stick. . . That would make my day.
He can gain levels which will be very valuable. Furthermore more he will be on site to prevent any more of Wanda's mental retardation, and have much better info and ability to give orders. Also the portal room should be secured anyway, that allows Wanda and Jack to fall back. Sort of... at least he can try to deal, although that seems difficult.effataigus wrote:I understand that it will become important to the plot that he does step through the portal, but I'm having a hard time understanding why Parson is going through. This seems like a lot of risk for very little apparent strategic gain. Even his explanation to Maggie falls short when you consider that he is apparently forcing extra risk upon his troops in order to put himself in danger.
boegiboe wrote:Thinking about this speculation that Maggie's trying to prevent Parson from going into Spacerock, I went back to the coded message she sent:PGLH TO ENTER MK, PASS GK TO SR PORTAL, PROTECT
I read that at the time as "PROTECT" Parson. But if I were to construct that message, I would feel I have to add "HIM" to the end, or the assumption would be I meant the "PORTAL" to be what is protected.
From Maggie's word choice and satisfied smile, I'm pretty sure she trying to prevent him from getting to Spacerock in a way that she can't be ordered to fix. Mighty clever, that old girl.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:WarFAN wrote:Atomic wrote:The red-eyed-knight in panel three is obviously Charlie
No, he is not. And that conclusion of yours is not obvious at all.
What do you mean, not obvious? The only one with a mask, conspicuously sinister and different, yet nobody pays any attention. It's like a "Not my Problem" device is in operation. Who would run such a device? Except Ford Prefect? Charlie, that's who.
It seems to me that having Wanda fall back should really be their primary objective right now. As long as she lives, they can rebuild from almost anything, but if she dies, they're screwed.Lamech wrote:Also the portal room should be secured anyway, that allows Wanda and Jack to fall back. Sort of... at least he can try to deal, although that seems difficult.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:Atomic wrote:... You made my morning.Raza wrote:Hey Oberon, I made you an avatar from today's update. =D
Ya know, the joke will be on you when Oberon will, in fact, use that avatar, and as a sig "I'm with stupid --->".
Channel Lock wrote:My personal wish is to see Parson level a few times, maybe even have him slay Stately personally.
Ah, but it can be used from the rear in the same way Stanley stays at the capital. With a relay. I mean sure its not feasible with out the hammer, but Wanda doesn't need to be on the front lines. And at the very least Wanda doesn't need to be in the fight were the battle is happening she could be simply the mop up force. Sure you won't have the devastatingly powerful "our units have two lives, and we get your dead", but with the arkenhammer in the capital you don't get the innanely strong van de graff, hammer time or what I assume to be a huge pile of bonuses.Aquillion wrote:(Also, this whole chapter has shown a major drawback of the pliers -- the Arkendish and the Arkenhammer can provide major bonuses from back in your capital, but the Arkenpliers has to be kept on the front lines to operate, making its wielder vulnerable. This is compounded by the fact that it's held by a physically-weak caster and not a warlord like Stanley, and doesn't seem to provide any direct personal-combat capabilities the way the Arkenhammer does.)
Fizzo wrote:Not sure if this was mentioned in earlier discussions of the portals, but the diagram in panel 4 (wonderful falling pose) suggests to me that the strange object below the portal is an emitter rather than just a power source. This would imply that the positions of portals are defined by their emitters. If that is the case, could Sizemore theoretically dig portals out of their current positions and move them, or bury one to prevent access to it?
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build6 wrote:It's true, we're all gay for Tramennis, even if we're straight
No one in particular wrote:I got an idea about Charlie.
He's rich. People think he's kinda nuts. He's got a fascination with fast, powerful flying units. He's reclusive.
Charlie is Erfworld's version of Howard Hughes!
boegiboe wrote:Tramennis' knights...are all Jasons. In the first three, from left to right, we have Jason Voorhees, Jason Grace from Heroes of Olympus (or maybe Jason Stackhouse from True Blood, but the hair's wrong for him), and Jason of the Argonauts (hence the helmet). The guy with the Viking hat I'm not sure of, but it could be a representation of the Norwegian cartoonist Jason, aka John Arne Saeteroy. I'm stumped on the girl, but I'm willing to bet there's a Jason reference there somewhere.