Citric Thoughts wrote:But all it really takes is a betrayal to kill the king. If anyone next to him stabs him, he's dead. If Charlie brings along air units that are a part of a force that are NOT a part of the contract Posbrake may have his hands tied.
I've seen more than one person say that, but it seems to completely ignore how Erfworld combat works.
1) You can't attack an ally in Erfworld, you have to Turn or break alliance first. And, if you did Turn or break alliance, then you'd have to fight through the screening golems and such (led by Digdoug) to hit the King.
2) A Carnymancer might
be able to break the numerous rules to get at the King directly (if she had enough juice after the spells she was ordered to cast), but then she'd have to do enough Hits to him to kill him...either multiple hits while the golems and such stand by watching or a crit from a unit that isn't designed for physical combat.
If Posbrake dies, it will have to be either alongside his whole stack, before the battle, or after the battle. (And, let's face it, if Dove really wanted to assassinate Posbrake, she's had plenty of opportunities with him alone and next to the Portal. She could just...pull him in after her or something.)
GWvsJohn wrote:These bonus stories seem designed to teach us something about Erfworld that is relevant for Parson's story. Lord Crush taught us about alliances. I think this one is about Carnymancy.
As I understand the bonus stories, they're meant to parallel some life events of the Kickstart backer. So, while they may also teach us things about Erfworld mechanics, the story itself may not follow a pattern that Rob normally uses. Or, it might..."inspired by" is such a loose term.