Very good indeed, I enjoy these updates that give us a bit of a look into the heads of major Erfworld figures. I feel for Jillian. Touching on her background as a barbarian was interesting and what she is feeling emotionally about all this, a bit on Charlie and Don King, a bit about Ansom and Wanda - the idea of rejoining Wanda and Ansom like that...
And Titans I can't wait for Jillian and Charlie to launch whatever it is they have planned. I'm happy about that, I hope it is spectacular - and it should be it Charlie really has significant forces about.
And as suspected, Jillian is definitely still on with Charlie's plan, and keeping that a secret from the rest of the Coalition. And the mystery caster is just referred to as the caster, which makes me think (even more so) that it isn't Vanna, since she has been named back in Faq just fine, so no reason for Jillian now to be thinking of her so.
Nice to see Duncan has also taken to his role well and has made friends with the other warlords.
And more info on seeing through a veil - a Foolamancer, an Archon or a lucky/smart warlord - the last one is interesting lucky and/or smart? But also - if Charlie really does have significant Archon forces around, and veiled, then they and GK decrypted Archons haven't seen one another. Charlie is smart, as is Jillian to have gone to such lengths to avoid detection, so I guess steps were taken to avoid a decrypted archon blowing the whistle. I wonder where they could be.
Oh, and age - so Jillian is 700+ turns old, Don King last left the capital 400 turns ago... not really relevent, just interesting to see how long it has taken to get the Jillian we have now (and her level). And as someone else said - Wanda could be one of the older characters we know well. Interesting.
Sonic Screwdriver wrote:That's probably the part that Jillian didn't tell Slately, her veiled Archons. Ossomer never mentioned their existence, yet they were escorting the group.
Yes, I think it's a given (as I've said in previous threads - not Archon's just she kept secret Charlie and her having a plan, and that is why she is there), though this is the first time we've gotten some proof Charlie might actually be planning to commit lots of Archons. I wonder to what effect though - capturing Wanda? Croaking Wanda?
And as a secret - you'd think that would freak, and I mean FREAK
, the Jetstone forces. If they really bought into the idea Charlie was with GK then suddenly seeing a whole bunch of Archons decloaking nearby would be nerve wrecking.
the_tick_rules wrote:So Jillian hiding forces? Sure sounds like GK is having it piled on. But given how much the first RCC lost and don King pessimistic predictions it sounds like it's still anyone's game.
Well Don King apparently doesn't know about Charlie being a (hidden) power behind Jillian's throne, so at the moment he thinks what is at Jetstone is it, and the deciding battle is about to be fought for the sake of Erf.
Firkraag wrote:So yup, now we know that's her caster, the White Mage/Healomancer...
I don't think they will be revealed as a Healomancer (even with that particular dress sense). Jetstone already has one, in the field to boot, so the introduction of another would be slightly less impressive. Plus I'm not sure why a healomancer would be such a significant addition to Jillian's force (considering the build up).
Angband wrote:OK, so where did Faq get a caster?
Same place they got Vanna, from the MK via Charlie (if it isn't Vanna).
And who is Vanna a reference to? The model from Wheel of Fortune who would turn the letters around after players guessed them. That person's full name is Vanna White. Hence the Final Fantasy White Mage garb on her.
It is an interesting idea, with a lot going for it, but I doubt it is Vanna, if only because of the build up - while Vanna was named freely in the summer update now, here, it is "And the Caster had almost nothing to say at all". Mysterious.
Although - does Vanna the letter turner ever talk on Wheel of Fortune? If not I guess that would also fit in with Jillian's rather quite mystery caster.
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.