atalex wrote:I stand by my prediction that Pierce is doomed.
This. This! Please G ... I mean, Rob, this!
I can think of nothing better than to see that self-righteous twerp decrypted into a loyal follower of Wanda. It would dramatically improve his attitude. Even better, if he retained his self-important snobbery yet it turned out that decrypted casters can't cast, he'd be completely and totally useless! He'd stand around with the casters because that's what he was, but eventually Sylvia'd dust him for being a waste of space, if he didn't dust himself first.
Amazing job with this update. You nailed Pierce. To my mind he was merely being the leader of the bandwagon, and anyone who isn't on Pierce's bandwagon is always wrong and can have absolutely nothing of value to contribute. True to form.
Pierce might turn if he thought that Parson might end war, and he might even stay with him as the carnage mounts, but as the goal of ending war began to appear actually doable, he'd eventually realize that his only value is as a healomancer, and a healomancer in an Erfworld without war is pretty much useless, so he'd betray Parson to continue justify his own existence.
Aaah, that felt good. Nothing much better than releasing 30 year old venom.