Krennson wrote:so... interesting possibilities for the unknown caster....
1. He's an Unaroyal refugee, or someone else with a grudge against Gobwin Knob. He was waiting for SOMEONE to come out of Gobwin Knob's portal, so he could attack them.... and he just got lucky with parson.
2. He's a mercenary hired by charlie, who either intercepted Maggie's signal, or else is just clever enough to cover his bases. Maybe Charlie just expected sizemore to move to Spacerock AFTER the city fell, and was trying for a free ambush.
3. He's actually one of the thinkamancers protecting Parson, or who wants to get a hand-carried message to Parson about the Charlie threat. That explains why he hasn't attacked parson yet: he's just trying to keep up with him.
personally, I favor option number three: it seems to carry the most potential for plot development when parson finally finds out exactly how powerful Charlie is.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:DoctorJest wrote:"Wolves are like dogs, but dogs are like dogs, so therefore: kittens".
DoctorJest, if I weren't referentially married to my sig I'd use that instead.
Jinren wrote:abb3w wrote:possibly giving Charlie a brief but major headache (until he upgrades his murderous defenses to include defending his capital's portal).
I'd be very surprised if Charlie hasn't long since walled off his portal room with a mechanism that only allows casters through when they're invited. He's one of the few characters who gives the impression that he would have thought of that already; conventions or no conventions, it's a short route into Charlescomm, and that's just not acceptable.
wrecan wrote:I doubt that Jeftichew will enter Jetstone, unless he first establishes a friendship with Parson (which I find unlikely).
Carne wrote:Plotwise, I don't see why the GMtTA would be on-scene unless there was some good reason. Narratively, it's a bit pointless/weak to set up two text updates explaining the Minds, their communication with Maggie, the need for encryption etc., then inject a scene into the comic to have them show up in Portal Park... only to have them stand around uselessly twiddling thumbs while Parson makes it to Jetstone without a hitch.
So Mystery Caster would be there to apparently do *something* to Parson.
I also think we'll find out that there's a mole in the GMtTA who is secretly working for Charlie and feeding him either the decryption codes for the g-strings, or just plain passing the messages along.
Housellama wrote:I couldn't agree less on the second point. A mole in a group containing multiple Master level Thinkamancers? Really? At this point, I'd be disappointed if Charlie KNEW about them. They aren't amateurs.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:Housellama wrote:I couldn't agree less on the second point. A mole in a group containing multiple Master level Thinkamancers? Really? At this point, I'd be disappointed if Charlie KNEW about them. They aren't amateurs.
So? Treason exists at the highest level on Earth, and on Erfworld, the mechanism that makes it difficult (Duty/Loyalty) hardly applies to the GMtTA. I for one wouldn't dismiss the possibility. But to keep in tune with Erfworld's other workings, I expect Charlie's agent to have a huge hairy black wart on their face. And/or have fur and a pair of strong digging paws.
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