Loved this one, I always enjoy seeing Charlie pop up. And I am really liking the new take on his capital as well. It looks so technological and imposing. And surely only accessible by air, it seems strange it isn't considered the hardest nut to crack, city wise (though few might have seen it or ever tried to attack it, so no one would know that kind of thing).
And dear me, Jillian is going rogue, going off script... that surely can't be good. And this goes to those that say Jillian has stopped acting rashly. Not telling Charlie everything and now in the middle of a vital battle deciding to change phase two. It is also a bit harsh on Slately since she didn't tell him either she has no intention of attacking the dwagons.
On the plus side this seems to go even more to the idea she is turning Ansom and taking out GK ground forces. Perhaps she thinks if Wanda survives this turn then faced with the forces against her and after loosing her ground forces she'll have no choice but to retreat to safety.
Nice touch their with Vanna reacting to the news Jillian wouldn't be going after Wanda. And So Charlie wants GK not to know he is involved, so no Charlie cavalry - I wonder what help he could bring in at so short a notice? And that he wants to keep helping Jillian seems to indicate he isn't done with her yet... and nice ominous touch there. Charlie finds this Wanda news veeeery interesting.
Rosa Vernal wrote:I mean, the other Arkentools seem to require contact, and I'm sure that at some point, Charlie would have worried about someone doing a fly-by and just going LOL SWOOOP and making out with it.
It appears to be a lot bigger then the other Arkentools though. Maybe it is alterable signmancy, but it might not be something he could physically lug around and probably not something a flyer could lift by itself. And even if it could, well Charlie's Archons could probably blast it before it got away.
Still you might be right. Although there are ideas that Charlie might be the dish etc (can't remember if there is one that he might be the city) and we know it has long distance communication/link up abilities, so it might something he can use remotely.
That's pretty much how I read it, too. "GAH! Wanda could've been turned? Have to figure out how to do that before Jetstone kills her..."
To be fair while I imagine his head is full of new possibilities now I don't think he'll be upset if Wanda still dies. I mean it seems the plan was kill, not capture, and he doesn't seem to buy into toolism. He doesn't have his own casters or warlords... I'm not sure why he'd be thinking now "Damn, I have to save her so she'll turn to Charlescomm".
Maybe more if she gets away Charlie will have something up his sleeve in future, the chance to mess up GK by Thinkagramming Wanda at the right moment with an offer...
gameboy1234 wrote:Why was Charlie stressed at the end of the conversation? Well, I honestly think it was something unrelated to the story. Remember Charlie has 600 Archons spread all over the continent, not just the bits close to GK and Jetstone. There are lots of things that could come up that would cause stress for Charlie, and aren't related to the story here.
I think that is a fair assumption. We've seen, with Maggie, the challenges that come with being the thinka/communications hub of a side. Charlie seems to do everything in his side and with operations and Archons all over Erf he has a lot to think about. I imagine with this link up and this battle he has been focusing more then usual on this one operation and other things could be going on.
Although I also wonder if it might be sigh like stress. He has just found out a lot of this effort could have been avoided if Jillian could have gotten Wanda to turn. I think a skilled operator like Charlie would know however not to dwell on that, since there is no way to have known (Jillian didn't know till after the talk) and even then it is Jillian's word.
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.