About Parson's enquiry for Sizemore's juice, a link-up is possible but I wouldn't be expecting one since if Sizemore was out of juice he could still use the juice of the linked-up casters to do the casting regardless of his own juice.
Jeivar wrote:Parson would score big points with me if his "genius" plan is to just let the fallen enemies stay dead rather than turn them against their own people, and have Sizemore build some sort of monument. He clearly has never been happy about Wanda's love of decrypting.
Something in that line crossed my mind. But for the "monument" in itself, if Sizemore was out of juice he could still ask Wanda to cast Dirtamancy.
I'm not sure how much does Parson know about Trammenis and the Royals mind and psychology but I was thinking something like making a "regal" monument to "honor" all the fallen in this battle and make clear to everyone that Charlie played a big role in all those deaths. I can only see the "monument" thing if it serves the purpose of winning Jetstone's favour and swaying them to oppose Charlie.
Drongo2 wrote:Parson knows that Charlie will call to ask about his chances of attacking the city. Parson can give Charlie an honest answer then vastly increase his chances to defend by getting Wanda to decrypt the groups after Parson gives his answer.
If Parson wants to attack Charlie he can do it whenever he wants with a caster army through the portals.
Werebiscuit wrote:The only Idea I've seen so far that makes any sense is that he wants to keep the corpses out of bracer calculations while he contacts Charlie and manouvers Charlie into spending another calculation which would be usless as it doesn't reflect the potential situation...only the current one.
I was also thinking that anything "genius" has to be something against Charlie. Charlie wanted to trap Parson and force him to use the Scroll. That didn't work so far. I don't think Charlie will just stay put and lick his wounds but to keep being aggressive against Parson. And now that Parson knows Charlie is plotting against him I expect Charlie to go hard on Parson without so much subterfuge. The "bracer calculation move" as with TBfGK would be the least Parson should be expecting from Charlie so by waiting to do the mass decryption he is somehow countering that move. Thing is I don't see how Sizemore get's in other than with the monument thing mentioned before.
Mikalyaran wrote:If I recall somewhere Sizemore mentions thinking he might reach master class for the first time in his life. Don't remember what page though. So Sizemore is good. Nearing the top but not their yet.
Between the volcano link-up and his three recent levels (two from traps and combat, one from all of the city rebuilding), Sizemore was now a greater Dirtamancer than he ever imagined he could become. He had not actually crossed the threshold to Master class, but that could happen any time a caster gained powerful new insight into his discipline or major class. The body analogy wasn't quite enough to push him past that mark; he was still missing something. But for the first time in his life, he felt pretty sure that he would get there.