theseus2x wrote:Also :
Sides pop what they NEED, not necessarily what their leader WANTS. If Banhammer had popped the kind of heir he wanted, that heir would have probably been croaked and there would have been no one to rebuild his side. Instead, they got an heir who could ultimately handle this current situation.
Indeed, and it is a useful world mechanic I guess that no matter what kind of leader you are, say a scrawny weakling, there is a chance you pop an heir that can make up for such deficits.
Slately doesn't look like the Chief Warlord type, or the warrior type, yet he undoubtedly succeeded in having two heirs popped that are great militarily and probably played a part in Jetstone being so powerful now.
fractal wrote:I'm going to go out on a limb and argue that FAQ did NOT need Wanda. (Or was she captured by Jillian from someplace else?)
An interesting point (I'm sure it has been raised in the past) but it is darn weird a kingdom that existed as Faq did kept around a croakmancer - I mean both Jack and the Predictamancer were vital, but why would they need someone who could uncroak when their should be no croaking in the first place?
Unless she went with Jillian on merc work, where she could be useful (and give them a chance to get close) with sudden uncroaked reinforcements, but still, an expensive caster of little value to the play style of her side (ultra hidden, isolationist and conflict-avoidant).
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.