gameboy1234 wrote:Here's a weird thought. Everyone assumes that Olive has already been Wanda's chief caster by the time Book 1 opens, but what if it hasn't happened yet? Could Olive appear in the main story?
Well one thing we have to take into account is how wanda is presented here and how she is presented in the present timeline. In the past she is more idealistic and hopeful and fights against her fate, but in the present she is a fatalist; She fully believes that fate is inevitable. The most likely thing that could happen that could convince Wanda that this is the case is by seeing her fate come true, in this case working for olive. If she however were NOT to work for Olive, she would more likely come to the belief that she DID escape her fate and thus would not be such a fatalist; She had enough reason to believe that fate is not written in stone and thus would be able to maintain her old beliefs even if the outcome she got fighting fate was far from ideal.
badninja wrote:I have had a nagging question, why is Wanda so important that a low level predicamancer's prediction could carry this amount of importance? From what we have seen Olive is the only other caster we have seen that could be high in level everyone else has not been that high in level. What is Wanda's future and why is it so important could it be more then GK? Look at the effort that has gone into capturing Wanda, yes casters are important but why from Book 1 forward has no side made any attempt at capturing an enemy caster something odd is happening with Wanda.
Well WE know that wanda is important due to her connection to the arken pliers. Granted we don't know if Olive or Delphie know this, but they atleast know that wanda has a VERY important role to play and delphie even believes that wanda is more important than the side itself... she may not know about wanda connection to the tools, but she atleast knows she's gonna be a big deal eventually.
As for the lack of attempts to capture casters, that i think has more to due with the lack of opportunities to capture casters. I mean we do have to take into account that trying to capture a caster is dangerous since they tend to be well protected and can do a lot of damage on their own; furthermore you need certain gears or specials for capturing into order to capture a unit; don't have the gear then you can only take the unit if they surrender/turn
In Book 1, Ansom did not bring a net with him when he first encountered wanda over the walls and thus did not have the means to capture her. Later on they were preparing to take the city and all the casters were inside; they could have made the attempt to capture them if the pushed on with the attack, but it was at that time that parson ordered the city to crumble and thus through their forces into chaos. Granted when the warlords encountered Sizemore in the tunnels they did not give him a chance to surrender and no attempt to capture, so their might be a point there.
In unaroyal, Bea made sure that GK never got a chance to take her casters
At the battle of spacerock, Wanda at this point had the arken pliers and thus may be far less concerned about taking casters alive as she can attempt to decrypt them and get take them that way. As for Jillian, she seemed uninterested in taking Wanda or Jack without their consent as she did not want to fight.