zilfallon wrote:What about Janis? She isn't involved in any wars (based on what we've seen about her) and she thinks Lord Hamster is emissary of eternal peace to Erfworld. I think it is pretty unlikely for her to be croaked.
On the other hand, she's not had a lot of humanization. I could imagine the fourth Arkentool and/or an Eastern/Southern/Northern Conflict being introduced into the story by Sizemore going to the Magic Kingdom and learning of her noble death from the vulcan guy. I don't think she's unique in seeking peace - there seems to be a conspiracy.
On Wanda: I think the text update from Wanda's point of view that revealed that she doesn't have a grand plan increased the probability of her croaking. Probably there's a specific prediction that's going to come true (all 4 Arkentools in the same hex?) and then she might croak without ever learning the significance of the event. That would be a fitting end because she's always been oddly incurious.
Slately would be more interesting if he were decrypted. He could replace Ossomer's unfortunately endangered POV, except that he may not have the combat/leadership stats sufficient to get the time of day from other GK warlords. Or maybe they'll tease him like Bogroll.
When Jillian's soap opera has been played out, I could see her ending up decrypted, with Wanda suddenly losing interest in her at that point. For Wanda, that could be a moment like Xykon realizing he can no longer taste coffee - except that her auto-decryption and conversion into a self-worshipping lich would follow the event.
Parson - not that it's likely, but he could spend some time under Wanda's spell just before she croaks. That could lead to him having a (misguided?) mission instead of his current aimlessness (which I'm beginning to find tiresome). He's already been wrestling with natural thinkamancy and thinkamancer thinkamancy, so it might be interesting to see him wrestle with Wanda's unnatural thinkamancy.
Some predictions on who will never be decrypted, not even shortly before Wanda's death:
Sizemore (is in the process of building a sense of purpose),
Charlie (either has a mission or will struggle with defining one),
Stanley (already has his own variation of Toolism),
Janis (unless Sizemore is able to take over her role in the conspiracy - that would probably require a longer story, though).