I think people are forgetting something VERY important about Ansom's Decryption. He was no longer considering himself royalty. I remember positing that Nobility traits include a Natural Thinkamancy that drives them to believe bloodlines are more important to ruling than ability. Bigotry against non-Nobles if you will. And just like how Jack was released from his contract on death, Ansom was released from his Natural Thinkamancy upon death. Yet as people have posted, Ansom is a person who is so convinced he is in the right, that he assumed that after being beaten and brought to a new side he was still in the right, and before he wasn't wrong, but just misguided. Hence the Crusade.
Ossomer was never as rabid as Ansom. Proof? When Ossomer's beliefs were called into question at the bridge by Ansom, he didn't shout obscenely self-centered propaganda and smash his fist into the nearest available sturdy surface. So Ossomer was not as rabid about the Toolism after turning, but still held his beliefs of right conduct which was "betrayed" by the sneaking and wholly necessary actions Parson undertook.
We've also seen that Ansom is attracted to pretty women until given a reason not to be, Artemis is a prime example of that. And my own positing is that the Arkentools possess a Natural Thinkamancy of giving a slight euphoria to those under their sway. It's why the Archon captured by Haggar begged to head Charlie's voice once more in her head before death, because it is a euphoria inducing action, like sex or drugs, and we all know how easily people can get addicted to those. And that seems to be on top of the Natural Thinkamancy and Loyalty of serving a side. The Decrypted also feel a slight euphoria from the 'Pliers, as Artemis' decryption showed.
But Ace's Decryption showed that being Decrypted was not necessarily an act that automatically makes one love Wanda and her tool, because he was far more preoccupied with Parson, and I dare say his loyalty lies more with the Chief Warlord than with the Chief Croakamancer of GK. But he's still loyal to GK, his new side. He even said, "We'll cross that bridge when we come to it" when talking about Cubbins, his best friend, instead of pining to return to his little buddy. But we have to remember that Ace is a Caster, as is Jack, who's reaction was to think of Wanda not as a master, but as a sister that is not bound by blood. So we can also posit that being a Caster means a different decryption process.
So in closing, we know ABSOLUTELY NOTHING FOR CERTAIN!!!
Different people have different reactions to Decryption, but their reactions seem to be dependent on their personalities and their station before the process. The rank and file soldiers fall in like with the views of their Warlords, and the Warlords seem to follow the views of the Chief Warlord they serve for lack of a better understanding of their situation, in combination of the slight euphoria the 'pliers cause giving them more conviction that such a path and upraising of the item that brought them back from the dead miraculously, and natural Duty kicking in provided the impetus of making a Holy Crusade. And Unaroyal certain threw a wet blanket on the thoughts that the Toolism religion is absolutely right, didn't it?
So Toolism is basically all Ansom's fault. Because he's a self-centered shmuck.
So why does he love Wanda? She's pretty. She's composed, powerful, and elegant, which all seem to be things that attract Ansom based on Artemis and the natural Royal blood in Jillian. She also hold pliers that cause euphoria, which is somewhat close to feeling a rush of lust(?) and most of all the fact that Wanda does not have any need for Ansom whatsoever. He said it himself. And so, Ansom has met the SECOND woman in his life that is not falling all over herself to get closer to him, Jillian being the first. It seems Ansom likes the Hard To Get ones. So Ansom does have a pattern
This post may or may not make much sense. I am very sleep deprived at this moment.
Hey, have you read Shadows of the Evergreen? It's my ErfFic. People say it's pretty good over here, and who am I to argue? Check it out, and then tell me what you think of my hack writing.
Last Updated: 6/16/14