eaten by a grue wrote:I was wondering if Stanley was still in charge. Gobwin Knob, Stanley's last city, was destroyed. Doesn't that change his status to barbarian?
It would seem that the city was merely reduced to level 0, not destroyed outright. If it was destroyed, I suspect Parson et. al. would have been trapped in the Magic Kingdom.
So many comments:
If I were Parson (to Ansom): "Has it occured to you that maybe the Titans don't give a flying boop about what happens on Erfworld?"
Two things I'm looking forward to: Stanley's reaction to Ansom, and Ansom's reaction to Stanley's reaction to Ansom.
Speculation on Ansom's condition - a free-thinking, 10th level, 0-upkeep warlord, who so far has only shown loyalty to Parson. His memories may be largely intact, and even his personality seems similar (good old fascist Ansom), but his world view has been inverted. A combination of the magic that brought him back and respect for the man who beat him? It seems a bit beyond the scope of croakamancy as we know it - it seems like it would have to have an element of thinkamancy in there to preserve parts of his mind, but alter others - but there was an artifact involved, after all.
Further speculation on Ansom's condition - Whatever sort of unit he is, there seems to be a consensus that it's rather overpowered. Perhaps he can't level ever again? Or croaks if Wanda croaks? Or some other disadvantage we have yet to discover?
Speculation on the Arkenpliers - They do seema mite more powerful than the hammer, in the grand scheme. But, Stanley is not a caster; Wanda is. So it makes sense that the combination of her spellcasting and the Pliers would kick ass. It might also be that the decrypt ability is limited-use (once per month would sound appropriate, or maybe "maximum of one uber-uncroaked-warlord per side").
Things will be interesting going forward...
(EDIT: NINJA SHIELD! Why didn't anyone thing of this feature sooner?)