Whispri wrote: Makes you wonder why Wanda and Jillian are lower level than he, but there you go.
We know that royals and nobles level faster, and Wanda isn't either. She also probably saw zero combat action (and very little other experience-gaining action) for Faq. In addition, we don't know if casters and warlords level at the same rate (if D&D and similar are anything to go by, they don't).
Jillian popped near the very end of Faq, so she isn't that much older than Ansom. You still would think she would have gained more experience through operating as a barbarian warlord, but it could be, for instance, that Ansom could afford to take bigger risks in one-on-one fights with enemy warlords, knowing he had good backup. Also, he took all of Gobwin Knob's cities, that's got to be worth something. In the end, they are very close in level as well (her 9 vs. his 10).
One question is just how much levels matter. Overlord Firebaugh expected his new, lvl 1 warlord to save his side. Delphie Temple is a modest level 4. What can a level 1 croakamancer do?
Episode-related speculation: Wanda will have to uncroak more than the enemy losses if they are to survive, and this is going to be a point of contention.