Sixty wrote:Obviously the mystery caster has no particular feelings one way or the other about Parson, he simply heard "cue the Benny Hill music" and gave chase, compelled to do so by forces outside his control.
TheMutant wrote:I'm still convinced, personally, that Charlie is the one behind the Gobwin coup, between the Jitterati gambit and his likely involvement in the Gobwin disappearances. I concur with an earlier poster that Stanley doesn't have the wit or control to have avoided giving away his involvement for so long if he was responsible, and Wanda just strikes me as unlikely for some reason- can't put my finger on it, though.
noxharrington wrote:DoctorJest wrote:It's probably not a who, but a what. The Treasury of a side converts gems into Schmuckers automagically as needed, just like Slaughterhouses increase the food production. Until their value is "spent" they probably just sit there.
It might be possible to spend a certain value of a gem, thus converting it to a smaller, less valuable gem, but that's highly speculative.
Right, so my question is, do Tribes have a treasury? If not, how do they turn gems into Shmuckers into food?
CAN they convert only SOME of a hunted animal into ration-popping Shmuckers per turn
fractal wrote:We also see why natural allies are so happy to ally. Gobwins mining for a side with a treasury may be far more efficient than a Gobwin tribe by itself, even if their ally keeps most of the schmuckers earned. It is possible, though, that rations can be accumulated? So one bad turn may not mean death.
I guess it's also possible that units do not starve in a single turn. There may be a steady process of getting weaker as food is not eaten, so there is time for a tribe or dwagon to find food before it's too late.
Angband wrote:But, look at Strip 147. The sacking of Faq appears to happen relatively soon after Stanley found the Arkenhammer (note that Stanley is shown attuning, and is still trying out different battle cries as he flies towards the capital.) If Stanley won a lot of battles before being made Heir Designate, it is likely that some of those battles included sacking Faq. Furthermore, Wanda referred to him as a Warlord, and not an Overlord, when she conspired for him to attack Faq.
Overall, I think it is MUCH more likely that Wanda and Jack had already been captured by Gobwin Knob before Stanley became overlord.
build6 wrote:the "take away" I have is not that chief's can lie per se, but that it's possible to lie to one of your own warlords... it's a bit like the problem Parson has , I don't know what is or is not possible in erfworld. I mean, lyin' just comes nat'rally in The Real World, no? But in erfworld ... lotsa freedoms don't seem to exist
Sokrotes wrote:So ive looked at this page http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F079.jpg a few times in this thread and its got me thinking.
I was thinking about the units in Gobwin Knob. It seems to me that GK used to have men, given Lord manpower, Leeroy Jenkins, and the other uncroaked warlords before Parson.
Gez wrote:He might resume the popping of Plaid tribesmen once he estimates he needs more warlords and infantry.