MrSitouh wrote:Parson's apparently a Hippiemancer, according to what Janis had to say on page 140 after Parson got the Vulcan pinch.Which, considering his nature as the Perfect Warlord, leads me to believe that the Grand Abbie may have a better read on Parson's eventual impact than even she realizes.
xBekux wrote:I just had an awesome thought: A caster link with Parson, Maggie, Sizemore, and Wanda. This would be a perfect combo of spell power, tactics, and world-shaping powers.
Glome wrote:So does anyone not think that Ansom is going to screw up badly at some point, thus requiring Parson to take over for him?
teratorn wrote:It'd be nice to see a Jillian vs Ansom confrontation. In fact, if I were Wanda I'd send Ansom after her.
SteveMB wrote:Another thought that occurs to me -- Stanley started out as a regular infantryman, and then a warlord, fighting in the field according to the usual ways of war on Erfworld. Stanley won some battles... perhaps accepting enemies' surrenders on some occasions. He may at least somewhat agree with Ansom's complaint about the dishonorable I Surrender Suckers ploy, and if so that might contribute to his unease about Parson.
valce wrote:And Parson isn't really the perfect 'warlord', more like a perfect tactician. The best place for a tactician is the situation room, not the front lines. Since the Chief Warlord grants significant bonuses to troops, it's better to choose a veteran warrior for the Chief. Granted, this probably isn't why Stanley is demoting Parson, but still.
SteveMB wrote:I generally agree, except that's the wrong word -- Parson is a very good (though not perfect) strategist (i.e. big-picture person). Ansom (and Stanley) are better as tacticians (i.e. effective leaders in individual battles).
cloudbreaker wrote:This brings up a good question. Does Parson know that he was called a hippiemancer yet? He was unconscious by that time when he was in the magic kingdom, and it doesn't seem like Maggie, Sizemore, or Wanda have told him yet. I'm kind of interested to hear what Parson's reaction to that bit of news would be. Also, I wonder what Stanley will think about Parson's trip through the magic portal.
jtaylor wrote:I don't think Stanley even knows how Parson won or how Ansom croaked. He just came back when Maggie told him they won, and found a new city and terrain waiting for him. Even if he did know, I really don't think he would be put off by false surrender, considering how he became overlord.
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