Housellama wrote:Speaking of... I'd be willing to bet Charlie's going to be PISSED when he finds out that Parson Decrypted his Archons. No one else has used them, and Charlie seems pretty possessive of them. I'm thinking this is not going to go over well.
valce wrote:Also, has anybody on Erfworld actually met Charlie? Do they know for certain that Charlie is a 'he'? Or even a humanoid? For all we know, Charlie could be a female golden retriever puppy that happened to dig up the Arkendish one day and gained, among other things, preternatural intelligence [Unlikely...]
Doktor Jones wrote:valce wrote:Also, has anybody on Erfworld actually met Charlie? Do they know for certain that Charlie is a 'he'? Or even a humanoid? For all we know, Charlie could be a female golden retriever puppy that happened to dig up the Arkendish one day and gained, among other things, preternatural intelligence [Unlikely...]
Well I think his handle (CharlsNChrg) precludes him being female. Of course, beyond that, I would agree that his race, appearance, stats, and everything else are a complete mystery.
moose o death wrote:don't recall anyone ever saying charlie was his own overlord though. the "side" is called charlescomm which does imply it heavily. but he culd just as easily be a merc arm for another side again.
moose o death wrote:wanda has already rezzed archons prior to decryption, i think you'll find charlie isn't all that attached to them. just the regular overlord/warlord to unit relationship.
moose o death wrote:i doubt charlie is even mildly bothered she has 28 of his potentially infinite supply. he may produce another 56 before the next battle in erf even starts.
moose o death wrote: also you don't pop a caster heir you pop an heir, or you (theoretically) pop a caster. although i think we can all assume pot luck applies in both situations as to what you get as i doubt faq wanted a croakamancer, and the likelihood the plaid tribe wanted a dirtamancer isn't high.
Anton Gaist wrote:And if he gets mad, what I'm thinking is, Charles is loaded. What's to keep him from summoning his own Perfect Warlord? That spell is, after all, "only" 500,000 shmuckers. He could very well afford to summon Parson's match.
SteveMB wrote:It's possible that the Archons he lost in this debacle were a big enough fraction of Charlie's total forces to hurt him seriously.
Binty wrote:We don't know if casters pop with talents determined by the overlord, but imo canon doesn't support the likelihood of it being random.
Welf von Ehrwald wrote:
To me, it is clear that one can't order mancers. Otherwise everybody would have a lookamancer. And the whole RCC, 6 different factions, did not have one.
Binty wrote:moose o death wrote:GK is build on a mining site. Is it plausible that Saline IV would have wanted a dirtamancer to aid the mining? Imo yes. If your capital has a tunnel system beneath it, would a dirtamancer have military value. Yes. Is a dirtamancer a generally usefully caster type? Yes. What is the likelihood that Saline IV wanted a dirtamancy? Imo high.
gameboy1234 wrote: Sizemore is a Plaid, just like Stanley. I guess Saline could be a Plaid too, but I don't think so.
Binty wrote:Welf von Ehrwald wrote:
In any case, given we don't know much about the abilities of most caster types. The number of casters a side can have is probably very limited; upkeep and/or popping cost. I think it is over-reaching to claim all sides would have a lookamancer given choice.
parson4president wrote:Charlie is a mercenery and the best one around. He follows the money and the advantage. When he saw that GK was goin to hold its own he decided to take advantage and talk with hamster even though his troops were engaged with GK. Now that GK is the powerhouse Charlie will want to offer his services and always be on the strong side till it looks grim and back off. He never gets too invested in one customer or side and dosent care if they win or lose as long as at the end of the day he is still in charge of his kingdom and a little richer. If GK can get Stanley's head out of his own boop they will side with Charlie and use his advantage to move on toward dominance. Then worry about the sleeping beast that is CharlesinCharge when he is the only problem left or he decides to start something himself
mutecebu wrote:(i.e. doombats are a lot cheaper).
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