badninja wrote:That is a sad fate for the new King. I have a feeling that He is one of the few units in Erfworld who can think latterly, sadly he will only find like minds among is enemy and an untrustworthy unit. Trem is far up stream with no battle and he is in far over his head.
Here's an interesting fact, to me anyway. The word orthodox
comes from the Greek ὀρθόδοξος, which means thinking straight or correctly
. On the other hand, the word heretic
comes from the Greek αἱρετικός, which means able to choose
or having a distinct opinion
. There are times when reading Erfworld
when that little fact pops into my head, such as when the Great Minds are discussing Thinking Alike
, and here we have Tremennis writing heretical
, from ἑτεροδοξία meaning thinking differently
, side by side. I find it ironic, since, in the literal sense, Tremennis is, or at least the very least has the potential to become, one of the most heretical, heterodox units in all of Erfworld
. It certainly sets up an interesting internal struggle within Tremennis, as his promise to uphold his father's orthodoxy clashes with his own nature.
dogsx wrote:I know of another side which didn't have any suitable warlord to promote. Will the next book see Parson face a former war gaming buddy on the battlefield?
Possible. Charlie already used the spell once. While I'm not sure he is desperate enough to use it himself yet, he may be willing to sell it to Jetstone.
0beron wrote:Thaaaaaaaank you Rob! Every time you give us a single date/duration, I pretty much do a jig.
Agreed that 80,000 isn't as long as it sounds, but it's a very valuable number to know, because I think it tells us something about Wanda's age and her peers. I still don't think Jetstone could have been around when Haffaton was gobbling up sides, given their proximity to FAQ.
Also, just love this whole update for the insights into Trem. It's exciting to see the direction he is thinking already....he's not condemning GK and cursing them for taking his family....he's talking about surviving, by (possibly) any means necessary.
Let's see, Jetstone
has existed for at least almost eighty thousand turns. Slately
ruled for around three thousand of those. Don
is over four hundred turns old. We knew that Transylvito existed when Haffaton fell, but we do not know who its ruler was at that time. Jillian
is at least seven hundred turns old, and she was over two hundred turns in age when she met Bart
. We have the ages and histories of the Great Minds
existed for about eleven thousand turns, and el-Efbaum had been locked in a stalemate with Easteros and Westeregg for longer than Haffaton had existed when they allied with the Wizard. Wanda
had not popped when Charlie fled Efbaum, but she was around to be informed when Jillian
popped. Am I missing any references?
Still, I see no reason why Jetstone could not have existed concurrently with Haffaton. While what are now Gobwin Knob and Jitterati were definitely occupied by Haffaton, that territory made up the southern periphery of that side. Unaroyal was over two hundred hexes to the east of Gobwin Knob, and Jetstone is even farther east than that. Given Jetstone's age, I would actually think it is virtually certain that Jetstone existed before Haffaton fell and perhaps even before it was founded. It wouldn't surprise me if Slately was already their King when Dame Branch croaked.
As for Tremennis, his thoughts certainly are interesting. I was expecting at least a short period of grief and outrage, but he seems focused on his precarious situation as King.
0beron wrote:Hmmm, not a bad idea....we do gather that they used to have a lot of brothers....
Slately had a total of twenty-three sons and daughters, to be exact.