Klivian wrote:I suspect that the reason Sylvia is still kicking is that she attuned to the 'pliers. When she talked to Ossomer about the feeling she got when she picked them up, he lied about feeling the same thing. I get the feeling that her attunement will come back later on.
I'm having trouble figuring out where that is going though, since I kinda see Wanda as the final boss, once Charlie is out of the way.
Sylvia = attuned is a(nother) theory I didn't see at first but is starting to grow on me. And if she is attuned, she could well be fated to wield the pliers in truth, and protected until she does. Stanley did run across the unlikely number of dwagons on the way to assault FAQ the first time, so apparently Fate can bend chance.
I can't see where it goes either, though. Wanda falling would be a big deal. Presumably Sylvia would take up the pliers and... I don't know. She's a Toolist herself, so she should stay aligned with Stanley, but she'd likely have the same theoretical discretion Wanda does now about that. I wonder what special a Warlord attuned to 'pliers would get. Probably not actual Decryption of fallen units, but maybe popping them? Or something else entirely, with Wanda's Decrypted becoming fixed in number?
Those last lines are intriguing, in a way I didn't catch at first.
"We've got some stray flame," he said, indicating a spot where the fallen reds' breath had ignited part of the Garrison ornamentation.
Sylvia looked at the fire wistfully.
"Barely a candle," she said. "Take some pinks. Go blow it out."
This could, with a large stretch, be taken to mean she's no longer as hot on burning the Tower/things in general/the whole world down as she was. Which would make a second Decrypted after Ossomer starting to question her orders and purpose. More likely though it just means she's sobered up after the adrenaline rush and this extraneous fire doesn't do her orders any good.