Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

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Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby balder » Wed Oct 09, 2013 11:59 pm

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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby cheeseaholic » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:04 am

Looks like Parson doesn't expect Charlie to be able to hear him. At least, not with Lookamancy. Good to know.

And he doesn't seem to think that Thinkamancy will add much to the linkups besides the link.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby Malanthyus » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:18 am

...did I miss somewhere where they actually checked if the decrypted casters can still cast?
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby No one in particular » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:23 am

First of all: YEEEEAAAASSSSSSS~!!!!

Caster, linking, golem-ness... making me so happy right now.

Second of all: Noooooo~!

Downer, don't leave us! Come back, Downer, come back!

Third of all: We're going to find out about decrypted casters soon enough. If nothing else, they can still inform about the caster classes. So... good!
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby Lor » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:26 am

Nice operation name ... didn't see it coming.

Malanthyus wrote:...did I miss somewhere where they actually checked if the decrypted casters can still cast?


If you missed it, so did I. I'm hoping it occurred off-camera, as this buildup would hurt if nothing happened.

Am I the only person who remembered "Robin Hood: Men in Tights" and the Stealth Catapult?

Also .... "Stealth Golem? Ace Hardware can fix that" :P
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby ╒╦╧╬╩╦╦╛ » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:34 am

The Death metal golem is just a few updates away! I can smell the key lime pie baking.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby joosy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:45 am

One does not simply... hmm.. that is apparently yet to be seen.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby No one in particular » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:45 am

Oh, wait, here's a question... can golems get through the portals?

Alternately, can decrypted casters go back out of the portals?

Because, uh... if most of the casters are stuck in the MK, and so are the golems...

Wait, no! Scroll! Link-up, make a scroll, have Wanda do it!

Okay, nevermind, it's all clear now.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby joosy » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:47 am

No one in particular wrote:Oh, wait, here's a question... can golems get through the portals?

Alternately, can decrypted casters go back out of the portals?

Because, uh... if most of the casters are stuck in the MK, and so are the golems...

Wait, no! Scroll! Link-up, make a scroll, have Wanda do it!

Okay, nevermind, it's all clear now.


We know that croaked bodies can so the assumption is that anything non-living or 'mindless' can go through the portal. We will see.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby Man in the Mists » Thu Oct 10, 2013 12:51 am

I knew Ace + Jack was going to be used, but I figured that they were going to make stealth suits instead of stealth golems.

Ooh, I just thought of a wicked Dirtamancy/Croakamancy combination: Bury croaked units in the ground with a Croakamancy charge. Then when enemy units pass through the hex, SURPRISE! Uncroaked coming out of the ground all around them.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby Oliolli » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:10 am

╒╦╧╬╩╦╦╛ wrote:The Death metal golem is just a few updates away! I can smell the key lime pie baking.


'Tis just too bad they can't add rhyme-o-mancy to the mix. I prefer melodic death metal.

Also, is it just me, or do Artemis' eyes look a bit... off?

Lastly, any guesses as to what the stealth golem will look like to those who can see it?
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby Whispri » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:25 am

Silly Parson, one does not simply walk into Mordor, try catapults, much quicker!
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby warriortribble » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:31 am

Malanthyus wrote:...did I miss somewhere where they actually checked if the decrypted casters can still cast?

I'd say it happened in this very strip. "Sources of Foolmancy flames were readily available." Technically, one could point out that the fire could've been created by Issac or one of the other multi-disciplined Thinkamancers, but meh, that's too strict I think.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby No one in particular » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:32 am

Oliolli wrote:Lastly, any guesses as to what the stealth golem will look like to those who can see it?


Maybe it'll be like the Thing? It'll kill & replace enemy units, and attack with horrible, bug-like appendages from random parts of its body?

Ooh! Or maybe it'll be a weird lizard-looking thing! Constantly engaged in MORTAL COMBAT!

No, no, wait! It'll be a brown, cardboard box! :D
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby ftl » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:40 am

No one in particular wrote:No, no, wait! It'll be a brown, cardboard box! :D


That one!
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby warriortribble » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:43 am

On a gramatical note, "That spell that ended our turn and wrecked the battle plan was from Charlescomm, we think." Should be "The spell," no?
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby MonteCristo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:43 am

joosy wrote:
No one in particular wrote:Oh, wait, here's a question... can golems get through the portals?

Alternately, can decrypted casters go back out of the portals?

Because, uh... if most of the casters are stuck in the MK, and so are the golems...

Wait, no! Scroll! Link-up, make a scroll, have Wanda do it!

Okay, nevermind, it's all clear now.


We know that croaked bodies can so the assumption is that anything non-living or 'mindless' can go through the portal. We will see.

Bold assumption. Nothing suggests that any other kind of unit other than casters and parson are able to go through the portal. If i recall, a corpse is not considered a "unit", but an "object" and that was likely why Parson reasoned they would be able to pass through the portal. Casters are the only kind of unit that can pass through the portal; but objects(clothing, scrolls, books, staffs, etc) are not units and so they pass through too.

I think the reason parson wants to create a mindless, non-living unit, is because he doesn't want to go sending living units on what may be a suicide scouting mission.

Also i think he's just testing things out for now... he's taking advantage of the thinkamancers to figure out what he's able to do. Once he knows what units he can create through link up's he'll go back to his capital and put them into production. He can either invite the thinkmancers to help unravel the links, or he can, as someone above mentioned, have the trimancers craft scrolls so they don't need the link up once they are back in space rock.

warriortribble wrote:On a gramatical note, "That spell that ended our turn and wrecked the battle plan was from Charlescomm, we think." Should be "The spell," no?

Don't really need a grammer check... that's Parson talking. Lots of people don't use proper grammer when speaking... its just Parson's way of talking.
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby niklinna » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:59 am

warriortribble wrote:On a gramatical note, "That spell that ended our turn and wrecked the battle plan was from Charlescomm, we think." Should be "The spell," no?


It's perfectly grammatical English. Using "that" adds a bit more emphasis than using "the".

  • That law they passed last month just went into effect.
  • That movie we saw last night was terrible.
  • That dinner you made me last night was delicious!

You get the idea. ;)
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby Shai_hulud » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:01 am

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJejZrtVtMc

Also the Thing was some sort of corpse monster/zombie. So that would be Wanda+Jack no?
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Re: Epilogue 17 - Parson's Staff Meeting

Postby warriortribble » Thu Oct 10, 2013 2:04 am

niklinna wrote:It's perfectly grammatical English. Using "that" adds a bit more emphasis than using "the".

Fair enough. Seeing "that noun that" still feels a touch weird to me though.
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