(name here) wrote:Huh, so someone is capable of actively tampering with the bracer. It's probably not Charlie, because he put a lot of effort into trying to get Parson to cast the scroll and I see no reason why he would do all that and then try to convince him not to try. But I doubt it's Fate that's changing the numbers, because the bracer should either show the unaltered probability or the one altered by Fate, not switch from one to the other.
Probably someone in the grand conspiracy that summoned him in the first place, or maybe the spell itself, is trying to keep him in Erfworld. The spell did provide the bracer in the first place.
mortissimus wrote:The way I read this is that Parson has an extremely small chance of making up a correct Dirtomancy spell on the spot, 98% chance of casting from a scroll (the purpose of a scroll is after all to let a caster cast something they normally can't), but 0% chance of casting this scroll here.
Because Fate, whatever it is.
walpurgisborn wrote:Except he also showed a non-negative chance to cast as a dirtamancer, in an attempt to put out the fire. Since the odds were so low, that implies he's probably not a dirtamancer, but definitely a caster of some sort.
redrobot wrote:[...] it is quite likely that he was walking in and out of spots where debris or smoke were just about to make it impossible to complete the spell without harm, hence the wildly fluctuating results.
Xorbon wrote:I'm making the presumption that Parson will be rescued, but I wonder if any of the other 3 will survive. I'm hoping at least Antium does.
Once he is rescued, I wonder if Parson will insta-heal at the start of the next turn like an Erfworld unit. Or will he have to heal slowly over a number of turns? I don't think we've seen Parson injured before now.
Bille from Dumbing of Age wrote:Whatever. Sarah and Raidah should just make out and get it over with. I've seen enough to know bitter rivalries like these always lead straight into bone city.
Eva wrote:And “True/false: conditions exist that would give me a non-zero chance of successfully casting the Carnymancy spell” tells us that Fate plans to let him go back to earth after he has fulfilled his purpose on Erf.
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