Oberon wrote:But when non-royals attune to tools of the titans, when non-royals command units with vastly superior points and capabilities, why, that is heresy!
Superior points and capabilities compared to "normal" uncroaked, which all sides have access to.
That is an assumption. Exactly what the decrypted have vastly superior points and capabilities compared with was not specified. I prefer to believe that it was a general statement, not limited to uncroaked.
And all sides do not have access to decrypted. Or, if they have access, they refuse to use it. Croakamancers are witches to the RCC sides, remember?
Zer0beron wrote:Ohberon you are missing the core point. Bea's decision has absolutely nothing to do with her feeling of superiority, in fact it's the exact opposite. Superiority would be Jetstone, standing and fighting because they believe they are better and will win because the Titans want them to win. Bea's actions were an admission of defeat!
*sigh* You are aware that someone can be capable of seeing that they will lose an engagement and still feel superior to her conquerors, aren't you? It's really just support for my position. As I already said, there are plenty of people here in Stupidworld who will claim that they would rather die then [whatever]. Bea is clearly one of those who would (and did) rather die than be defeated by or even ally with a non-royal side. Blind, stupid prejudice ruled her until her end and the end of her entire side.
Zer0beron wrote:Alliance was not an option for Bea because, as I said, she does not trust it would be honored.
You can keep saying that, but I'll note that Bea
never said it. Nowhere in her letter to Don did she even hint that she feared treachery by GK. This is your invention.
The current comic, Lord Crush part 5 supports my description of royals. Here we have Crush, who is characterized as being a thinking man, studious, wise, etc., etc. And his own feelings about royalty?
Lord Crush wrote:The two Chief Warlords (technically two Princes, although Crush’s study of history had left him so soured on Royalism that he affected “Lord” for a title) stood face-to-face in the dim light of the hovering powerball.
Even (smart) royals can see what a bunch of boopholes the royals are! Why can't you?
Zer0beron wrote:Generations of teachings and interpretations from Scripture tell her that non-royals cannot be trusted.
I suppose you have a citation for this assertion?
Zer0beron wrote:Royals are not malicious leaders deliberately planning the subjugation of others and preservation of their own power as you suggest, they're not plotting behind closed doors to develop propaganda.
But they are indeed! By canon: When a non-royal gets powerful, the royals like to gang up on him.
You can claim that Parson was lied to by Sizemore, or that Sizemore is simply wrong. But the facts bear out this conclusion. Vinny told Ansom that GK hadn't done anything to deserve the RCC goal of destroying GK:
[url=http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F034.jpg]Vinny: It's the royal thing, ain't it?
You don't like how he came to power.
You don't like that he was common infantry.
Your beef is, he's not royal, right?[/url]
And Vinny is a lot more thoughtful and reliable narrator than Ansom by a long shot.
How much canon evidence is needed before you'll accept that the royals are the villains of this show, and that any excuses they make about "GK might break an alliance" (known to be able to be tied to huge
penalties), or "decrypted are horrible!" (as I've said, people always vilify those they want an excuse to keep "in their place" or otherwise mistreat) are just that: Excuses they make to justify their prejudice and desire to keep their superior positions.
The royals fear the loss of the status quo which has them at the top of the heap, ganging up with their other oh-so-superior royal sides, simply because to have a non-royal lead a successful side would shake the very foundations of the house of cards they have invented to maintain their superiority. They are like South African apartheid, denying non-royals the same opportunities which they enjoy, because they enjoy them so very much.
Sir Shadow wrote:You guys are just not seeing. To the 'normal' people of Erfworld, the Decrypted seem like undead monstrosities.
Not true at all! To some royals, perhaps, but not even all of them have weighed in.
Tram and Slately spoke with Ossomer without the revulsion that would come from speaking to an undead monstrosity
, and even got him to turn back to Jetstone. Who wants an undead monstrosity
on their side? That would be Slately and Tram. No problems rubbing elbows with a decrypted seen, none at all.
Wanda thought Ansom was "something new. Something wonderful!"
Stanley is only concerned about them because they are under Wanda's direct control and not his.
No GK unit has expressed any kind of distaste for the decrypted. They fight beside them constantly, and there has been no issue made of it in the comic.
Charlies' sole concern about the decrypted was that the decrypted archons could spill secrets of his.
So no, not really. Much less "times 10", lol. Any excuse that decrypted are somehow abominations is just a way to vilify them and GK in order to try to maintain the royal superiority.