Sieggy wrote:Sylvia, though . . . now, THERE'S a warrior! Professional, focused, courageous, and daring.
Sylvia is being anything but professional right now. She's a fanatical devotee, professionals are wise enough to consider their own protection during battle. Ansom was being professional when he doubted the whole "fate is on our side" spiel and planned accordingly. Too bad his column was outmatched by Jillian, but that doesn't change that he acted in a professional manner to the best of his ability, given the resources he had. I like Sylvia, but I wouldn't feel safe to be under her command.
BTW - from the update:
Her stack progressed at last to a small servants' corridor looking in on the Atrium, with a remarkably clear view to the red-headed Warlady's flank.
So, presumably there are "servant" units. That's interesting, since there are limited numbers of "worker" units in Erf beyond miners and things like Twolls with natural Stuffamancy. For example, the buildings are created by natural Moneymancy, and there are no "farmers" as far as we are aware. Also, the rations appeared to pop where the characters were standing or sitting back in book 1 and cleaning happens automatically. I guess the servants are used for additional stuff like bringing the custom sandwiches and new livery and so on.