I<3ChocolateMilk wrote:Plus...their Foolamancer wasn't even in the capital. Wanda arranged that, too. We captured him when we razed their other two cities. Pretty neat package, right?
So, I'm curious how exactly Wanda went about arranging this particular double-bluff, or if there even was any "arranging" on Wanda's part.
We know that Faq operated on Jack veiling each of the 3 Faq cities, as determined by predictamancer.
This would suggest a few duplicities.
If this caster unit could determine which cities Jack was meant to veil turn by turn then it would certainly have been aware of the approaching dwagon army. The predictamancer would have had to have been in on it, or would at least have known and not cared enough to alert Banhammer.
Was there even an actual other threat more important than the one Faq was about to face that turn, and if there was, how was it orchestrated to fit into Wanda's plan so perfectly?
Does this mean that Wanda and this predictamancer are working hand in hand, or does it mean that Wanda (and the rest of Erfworld) is getting played by this predictamancer? And if it is the latter, how far back does the treachery stretch?
Or, and I'm not pandering to the Charlescomm suspicions here, is someone with masterclass thinkamancy manipulating others, i.e. the predictamancer in this case, to take specific actions to bring about their...actually, I'm halfway through this sentence and it sounds like I am suggesting it's Charlescomm. I'm really not, though. or I might be. But that's why speculation is fun. Bring on the grand reveal!
Well part of the problem is that we don't know exactly how predictamancy works... there could be limitations
For instance, when it comes to long term Predictions, the predictamancer can only provide a answer, but not the how's and whys... he knew Wanda would attune to an arkentool, but could not say when, which one, or how she would... he also did predict that Faq would fall, but could not clarify how or when...
As for short term predictions... it could be that the predictamancer may be able to "see" units in the field and see where they can go in the next turn, and thus "predicts" what is the most likely course of action; it's almost like he's just using logic to make predictions. It could be like the predictamancer needs a certain bit of info to make a prediction. As such a reason why he might have been unable to predict the dwagon attack could be because he did not take into account the possibility of Wanda's "betrayal"... afterall, if stanely does not know about Faq, then it's impossible for him to attack... Again, it's all hard to say since we don't know what predictamancers can do exactly
As for Jack... its possible that maybe Wanda lied to Jack, telling him that the predictamancer told her to tell him to go veil one of the other cities... she may have thought that stanely might have thought twice before attacking a city that was under a massive veil...