Sinrus wrote:3. The hobgobwins could capture Parson and pop more of him.
This is incorrect because A: Sides can only pop units designated by a city that they own. I'm not sure how that translates into tribe terms, but GK now owns archons, but they can't pop more, and B: A Parson isn't a type of unit. He's a warlord, and all warlords are unique.
They don't own archons. They own decrypted archons. They keep their archon powers, but they just count as "Gobwin Knob units", not as archons. Same deal with their gobwins. They do have decrypted gobwins.
The Tool had wanted to bitch about the usual: their situation with natural allies.
It was a weird problem. All the Gobwins and Hobgobwins were croaked in the eruption, of course. Wanda decrypted most of those, but they no longer counted as a separate tribe. They were just units of Gobwin Knob's side now.
As tribes, natural allies could pop new units if they had extra Shmuckers. So Stanley had used the intervening turns and a notable chunk of the treasury to repopulate the Hobgobwin tribe from the lone remaining Knight to around two hundred units, about forty or fifty of them Knights. But there were no Gobwins in Gobwin Knob.
And for some reason, they couldn't find any, anywhere.
And now, for something different:
teratorn wrote:All this talk about having more Parsons pop... I think his "special" skill is that on the turn after he makes it with a female unit, a heavy warlord-like unit pops on his side. Wait until Stanley finds about that.
Aaaargh! The stupid, it burns!!!!
No, seriously, listen to yourself a bit. First you're dead set on Parson making babies, as if it would make sense in any way in a setting such as Erfworld, then you invent contrived situations to try to rationalize it ("maybe the summoning spells counts as making natural allies", come on!) and now you want to make the thing squicky.
Can't you just please stop with this? It's not going to happen.
crazyguy_co wrote:Secondly, we have Ansom directly claiming that Stanley got his position through regicide. Now whether Ansom is biased, or has bad information, or is making a fair accusation, we don't know. We do know its his reason for not liking Stanley.
And you're yourself forgetting that Vinny instantly reacted by countering that the real reason is that Stanley isn't a royal; and also casting doubts on Stanley's own involvement in the regicide. (By the way: A king got croaked. That's a regicide, by definition. Even if the King's successor isn't involved in the murder. Saying Stanley got his place through regicide does not actually mean that Stanley is responsible for that regicide.)
About Saline's character, we know that Sizemore liked him. Natural signamancy, for what it can be trusted, does not show him as the sinister evil despot type. And why wouldn't Stanley like him? It's the guy who promoted him from Piker to Warlord to Chief Warlord and to Heir Designate. That Stanley would have liked such a guy seems a lot more probable, and a lot more in character, than to think someone with all the cleverness, ruse, and thoughtfulness that characterize the Tool could have planned a coup successfully.