Excellent narrative and beautiful descriptions of the city. I enjoyed imagining Vinny's flight into the city - very nice.
I imagine the outerwall isn't much by Erfworld standards because you cannot reach the city except by air or by tunnel which excludes the usual seige units. The city was 'designed' for air defense. Any ground fighting would have to be done at the garrison. Stanley would have to take another flight of dwagons to capture it again and right now everything is focused on Ansom and Wanda's rolling thunder o' doom.
The one good thing going for them is that GK is not focused on FAQ and probably won't be for awhile. Only Wanda, Jack and Stanley are aware of it and they are focused more on recapturing their cities than rebuilding FAQ.
And yeah.. once she gets the news, I think Jillian is going to have a royal temper tantrum. I envision more broken teapots in the immediate future. I do wonder what Don King's plan is. Having her pop an heir seems more like just insurance that FAQ will still stand in case Jillians' obsession with Stanley gets her croaked. If I were Jillian I would be wise to remember TANSTAAFL. Nothing is free. FAQ now owes its very existence to Transylvito and apparently Don intends to micromanage it for his own best interest for awhile. Very shrewd. Hopefully we won't get any arguments like "That was not our agreement!" "I have altered our agreement. Be glad I do not alter it any further". In any case, the initial offer was one that could not be refused.
and.. clues about Signamancy. Interesting. I had assumed that was their version of Astrology and was interesting to see what celestial images Erfworld had imposed on their night sky (Awies, Viwgo, Tauwus,Sagitawwius, etc..) Apparently its more about what your outward appearance says about your inward abilities or place in Erfworld society. "Everything is foolamancy". heh. I know some Stuffamancers who would argue against that
Makes me wonder why Stanley didn't get taller to fit his role. It will be interesting to see what fantastic and unfounded speculations will proliferate on the forums about Signamancy now.
Did I comment on what creative imagery this update invoked in my sparking neurons? eh- I'll say it again. Fan-tast-tic.
I do find it a bit disturbing and hopefully not a new OCD symptom that I am now calculating GK dwagon forces based on turn numbers
So far I guess 22. Almost halfway to the original size that they had before.
FYI: for those who are wondering:
OTOH= On the Other Hand
KIBO= Knowledge in, Bull<boop> Out.