shadowdemon_lord wrote:This was a brilliant update, positively brilliant. Telling the conqurering of the city from the perspective of a victim as opposed to Ansom or Wandas perspective is awesome. I'm left wondering if we'll get to see the change in his perspective once he becomes decrypted (will he still be bored?).
As a reader, (and a storyteller myself), I'm pretty darn sure that we'll see Wrigley again.
Basically, we the readers are (supposedly) rooting for Parson to change Erfworld, and break/destroy the mode of wargame-ness that binds Erf into a cycle of never-ending puppet-hood followed by a senseless death for its inhabitants.
Well... we already saw how Parson accomplished the making of the first crack in Erfworld's rules: He changed his perspective, and realized that the Sword of Ruthlessness was not a helpful/useful tool, but was actually the equivalent of a slave collar and threw it away. It wasn't the throwing away that cracked the rules of Erfworld, but the mental realization that it had to be thrown away.
So now we have poor Wrigley... who never realized that his Spear was a slave collar, and he went to his first death more worried about the fate of the device that chained him than the fate of his own existence.
Maybe Wrigley's second life, with Wanda's help, will go better; it certainly couldn't go any worse