Loved this update, the texture on Slately is a thing of beauty- and I don't mean the art, though it too is quite good.
Still, surprising update- not the development itself, this "twist" was a long expected. But that it occurred in a text update is what surprises me. Most text updates might be ignored, and someone could still understand the story, because nothing that
plot-shattering happened in them. This though is big.
mblackadder wrote:Slately you bastard I feel a tiny bit of sympathy for you.
You piss me off by putting down a goldmine like Ace yet here you are planning a suicide mission because the clue bat finally hit you.
Slately's a complex character, guys. He thought less of Trem, because Slately always thought less of himself. Height seems to be important in Erfworld as well- if not more so, due to that pesky natural Signamancy business. Plagued by doubts about his own character because of his height, Slately didn't see how someone of similar constitution could be better ... until now.
Now, Slately wants to (over)compensate, as is typical. He'll lead the charge, and die gloriously. Hopefully he thought of bringing some decryption-preventer along. One of Ace's items would be ideal. Oh the irony.
The whole point of this is lost if you keep it a secret.