It must be either really fun or really tasking to write dialogue for Jack Snipe - in any case, it is very much appreciated!
I also like how Jack's habit of glancing around mimics his namesake. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Snipe
re: the city. Thank you for bringing back up and explaining at length the odd existence of buildings that exist but aren't really 'used' . Now I can't play SimCity, Caesar III, Pharoah, Stronghold, etc. without now wondering if the grand coliseums, libraries, etc. are even used by the populace that is apparently merely appeased and pleased by their very existence.
Jack's manner of speech may be cryptic but speaking in riddles and parables is the hallmark of many wise people. They leave it up to others to form their own opinions and to come to their own conclusions. Hopefully they use that knowledge for the better but sometimes it leads to disastrous results (e.g. Matthew, Mark. Luke & John).
I did find Jack's last comments to Parson to be very insightful. Despite Parson's wish to not cause the death of anyone else, he is still working toward that goal. Until Parson stops doing anything that would contribute to the ongoing war effort (e.g. everyday life in Erfworld) then he is still contributing to the 'problem'. He either must accept his role and be the best Warlord he can be or work harder in trying to end ALL war in Erfworld.
As I have said before - I would be perfectly content to just have Erfworld continue with these types of updates but I'm sure Jamie's upcoming art will sway me back to the original format
Good job once again, folks! Thank you for this delightful diversion and entertainment.