Peep wrote:Isn't Charlie a caster overlord?
Knight13 wrote:I dunno, it just seems to me that if casters could become Rulers, more sides would do it. Rulers generally don't leave their capital anyway, since getting croaked is such a danger to them, so why not have a Ruler that can be useful when not on the battlefield? To me, it's always seemed like casters kinda stand outside of the normal heirarchy a little bit, what with their ability to use magic and go to the Magic Kingdom when nobody else can.
Warlords can be be popped as a heir (though it apparently takes longer and costs more than popping them normally) or upgraded to heir later. So far we don't know if it's possible to have more than one heir at a time. Plus, we don't know what the distinction is between between warloads and casters that are considered family members and those that are not. Does it simply mean any warlords or casters that are popped under a particular ruler? Firebaugh sees Wanda as his daughter, but Slately doesn't seem to see his casters as sons. And it can't just be the difference between Royal and non-Royal, since Firebaugh is an Overlord rather than a King and therefore non-Royal.
Isn't Charlie a caster overlord?
Knight13 wrote:Isn't Charlie a caster overlord?
I suppose it's possible that Charlie is already a Thinkamancer and the dish just augments his abilities, kinda like what the pliers do for Wanda's Croakamancy. But, like Kaed said, we don't know enough about Charlie to say one way or another.
Sieggy wrote:Given Wanda's reaction to the idea of Olive chained up in the dungeon, I'm wondering if there aren't 'hidden' or 'secret' magics . . . Her feelings would indicate a deep-rooted Kinkymancy . . .
kefkakrazy wrote:Tommy and his dad are not the sharpest knives in the box. Tommy is eager, and not a horrible leader, but he's a kid; a few hundred turns and he could be a real terror, but right now he just doesn't have the experience.
Papa Firebaugh isn't a terribly strong-willed leader; the fact that Delphie has pushed him around for so long says a lot about that.
Wanda has a lot of blind spots, too, though she's at least a bit more cautious than Tommy and more pragmatic than the King.
junovalkyrie wrote:Sieggy wrote:Given Wanda's reaction to the idea of Olive chained up in the dungeon, I'm wondering if there aren't 'hidden' or 'secret' magics . . . Her feelings would indicate a deep-rooted Kinkymancy . . .
Well, she is a naughtymancer.
Orzel wrote:I think it's less "Caster can't be Rulers" and more "No one wants a Caster to be ruler". It seems most sides make their Chief Warlord heir because of the nature of casters.
There seem to be two types of casters. Casters that stay home, predictomancers, thinkamancers, and such. They probably level slowly and are thus too weak or inexperienced most of the time to be trusted as rulers. Then you have battle casters who are sent out the cities often. Make one of them ruler and you lose that ability (or risk the side falling during a lost battle such as an ambush).
Kreistor wrote:Okay, here's a scenario for you...
Goodminton captures Olive, and does NOT make her Chief Caster. Wanda stays Chief.
Suggests that they are both captured by a different Side much later.