KBF wrote:So uh, guys...
"My Mistress favors..."
Decrypted are loyal to Wanda?
From what I've seen of the command structure, "My Mistress" is simply a form of address indicating respect for a superior. This has been seen throughout the comic, and I hope that it simply means that Ansom is being polite when speaking of a superior within the GK command structure.
Bogroll calls Wanda M'Lady
Misty calls Wanda My Lady
Sizemore calls Wanda My Lady
I don't feel like digging for more examples, or the possibility of a different term of respect. But I don't read anything sinister into a simple respectful form of address to a superior.
Wanda's rank within GK hasn't been made crystal clear, but the other casters defer to her, and address her with respectful terms. She is able to promote a ranker to a Warlord. I'd place Wanda as 3rd behind Stanley and the Chief Warlord.
What did kind of throw me was Stanley musing "Also, Wanda could bring back the croaked." Um, he's known that since the start of the strip, right? It was only page 2 where Stanley orders her to go to Warchalking and uncroak Manpower. So why would he ponder this now? I guess he means "bring back" as in not as a near-mindless uncroaked who is on a decay timer.
Also puzzling me about these update pages is the revelation that GK was limited to spidews and dwagons as heavies due to the lack of a gate. Every unit had to enter and exist through the tunnels. And yet GK had siege units... I just can't imagine a siege unit negotiating a maze of twisty little passages, all alike.