Keighvin1 wrote:I assume Chekov's pit trap scroll will come into play soon, though I'm not sure if it will be used offensively or maybe as an emergency trap door, assuming a water landing might be safer than the ground.
My guess is defensively.
Digdoug - Episode 4 wrote:
He looked at the ground far below and had a weird, intrusive thought. If he jumped off the tower and began tunneling straight down, how much farther than ground level would he fall before impact? Could a master-class Dirtamancer tunnel fast enough to use all of his juice up first? If he did leap or fall, could he create a water trap or something below him that would deaden his impact and mitigate the fall damage?
Also, based on the conversation between Peck and Digdoug in Episode 14, I believe it is implied that the pit trap cannot be created on top of the tower itself, but it can be created on the ground directly next to the tower. So, it won't be useful to neutralize the Delkey units currently threatening Posbrake's stack, but it could be something they can jump into to get away.
Deo wrote:I expect we might see Dove shortly. After all, didn't Digdug make her a hideyhole near the tower?
Would not be surprised if she was observing the battle from there.
Dove's arrow loop is part of the tower, but at its base. While she was probably observing the battle from there, I doubt she had a very good view.
Aaand "if you didn't see that coming, you might not have a brain at all", as that one Penny Arcade comic goes.
I wish Charlie wasn't so predictable in this manner. It seems like if he can backstab a client without them surviving to tell anyone, he will.
I guess that makes for an easy trap for him.
I'm not sure I'd quite qualify this as a backstab. With the exception of the hippo-crates, for which he paid the agreed upon penalty, he fulfilled his part of the contract to the letter. Considering how many fans were speculating that he would blatantly breach it, this turn isn't as obvious as it may seem. He fulfilled his first two contracts, to Numloch and Homekey, and now he is free to take a third. Now, the big question was when did Delkey negotiate their contract with Charlie, and what information did Charlie share with them? If, for example, a Delkey scout had spotted the archons and Delkey had contacted Charlie and if Charlie had stuck to the script and told them he was attempting to collect the bounty Numloch had placed on Posbrake, then I wouldn't consider this a backstab, since that means that Delkey hatched this scheme on their own. Charlie is an unscrupulous but reputable business man; there is no reason for him not to accept Delkey's offer. If, on the other hand, Charlie had shared confidential details of his contract with Homekey and Delkey had built their plan on the back of Posbrake's plan, then that would certainly be a backstab.
name lips wrote:I'm starting to suspect Dove isn't in league with Charlie. Her spell making the King immune to ranged attacks seems to have been cast in good faith, and Prince Creen (whom we now know for a fact is in league with Charlie) seems completely unaware of it.
So, we have Dove, the Tower Trap, and the Pit Scroll, all of which Creen seems ignorant.
Sadly, this also means that Creen's archers probably weren't doing any real damage to Charlie's archons either. Foolamancy all around.
That's the one big mystery still extant in this story, but I suspect you're correct. Still, I suspect that even though Dove has been acting in good faith, she'll receive an undue amount of the blame for what's transpired. When she first appeared, many thought she was the female Carny from Portal Park during Book 2, and many feel that this story predates that one. While it is possible that Dove is a Homekey unit that just happened to be in the Magic Kingdom when Parson arrived, it seems more likely she is still a barbarian caster that resides there. If Posbrake survives Creen's treachery, she'll probably be a persona non grata
in Homekey, depriving her of a ruler and a side that truly appreciate her many talents. Of course, I'm basing conjecture on conjecture. That entire house of cards could come tumbling down very easily.
zeuspro wrote:And a sides turn can be defered? Not quite sure that I understand this bit, isnt this basicly the same situation as in book 1 and charlie couldnt move then until next turn.
I think it means they get to keep their remaining move, but they won't be able to use any of it for the rest of this turn.
I think it means the opposite. In Book 1, Charlie ended turn without being allied with the RCC. When he did that, the move of all his units dropped to 0. For that reason, even after he did ally with the Coalition, his units had no move, so they could not move even though it was their turn. In this case, Charlie is allied with Numloch and sharing a turn with them. If Numloch ended their turn, all the archons' move would drop to 0. By allying with Delkey before the turn ended, I believe it will allow them to keep their remaining move when Numloch ends their turn and Delkey starts theirs. This way, they will still be able to move during Delkey's turn, and they will be able to immediately return to the city they just vacated. Unless by "the rest of this turn" you are referring to Numloch's turn, in which case I completely agree. They won't be able to move for the rest of Numloch's turn, but they'll be able to move again when Delkey starts their turn.