Dr Pepper wrote:This is the second time skin color has been mentioned and the other was for Uhuru.In Erfworld, people come in a lot of different colors, so why is only one mentioned in descriptions?
Actually, it's the third time. When Jillian was talking about working for Shelby the Cobra, she described him as a brown Stanley with a beard.
Dr Pepper wrote:Heh. Reminds me of an incident in a comedy where someone points and says "look, a distraction!".
Doubly so for me, since the first time I read the update, I read odious
. I thought Jack sure was cocky, telling Wanda he was going to distract her before distracting her.
Saladman wrote:I salute you sir, for an idea both original and to my liking. Something serious made Marie sit up and take notice anyway, and I'm not sure the prospect of picking up another caster for the bubble kingdom's philosopher's court is enough in itself for that.
Plus I've been looking for an alternative to the idea that Faq's mercs would put the boot to Goodminton and Jillian would sweep Wanda away. We never have had any foreshadowing of that, and it would be a pretty precious coincidence for what's supposed to be a world wider than most sides are aware of. I haven't understood why the idea's gained as much traction as it has.
Thank you. As for why the theory has gained so much traction, it is probably because it is the simplest. We know Wanda ends up at Faq. We know Faq sends out forces to work as mercenaries. By having those mercenaries capture Wanda, it gets her where we know she'll be in one step. Without any other information, any other theories are just idle speculation.
ftl wrote:I *loved* the Diversion Beast. Followed by the Displacement, or whatever it is Jack did to make them invisible.
I think Jack just made them invisible. He seems capable of it, since that is what Jillian believed Jack had done with himself and Stanely when she thought him dismounted. He can make two units invisible. Larger or more units needed to be disguised or displaced.
Kaed wrote:I have to admit, this younger Jack is a lot less annoying that current day. He doesn't spend so much time rambling in vague philosophies. :I
Jack's mind was broken and incompletely reassembled after the link was broken. There is probably a distinct difference before and after. The Jack we say discussing love with Wanda at Faq was different as well.
El_Chupacabra wrote:Of course, they could just fake a body during a climatic battle and cart her off, but it would be interesting if they had to evade capture...
We know Jack never went out with the mercenary force, since Faq couldn't afford to be without his services, so they couldn't use Foolamancy to fake a body, unless Jack made a scroll. Maybe Faq has a Dittomancer. Could a Dittomancer copy a body?
vintermann wrote:I think Faq doesn't exist yet. How a bubble kingdom comes to exist is a rather crucial question, and one I hope to see answered in the prequel.
It is almost certain they both serve Faq now, since they are both wearing green, Faq's color. While I'm sure there are other sides that use that color, if Rob wanted to indicate they served a different side, he would have used a different color to avoid confusion. So, I'm pretty sure Faq exists, and both Jack and Marie serve there. On the other hand, it may be possible Faq isn't a Bubble Kingdom yet, and we may see that change happen, although I doubt it.
0beron wrote:Yup it would seem they did. And given how effective they were in combat, I'd hazard a guess that there was at least one who was very combat-oriented to have powered up the Tower Defenses. Marie might have been manning the defenses just like Delphi did. Also, since Stanley also says Wanda had arranged for Jack to be away, that leaves only Wanda and Marie in the city (of casters we know) and 2 doesn't exactly qualify "a whole lot" haha.
I wonder if one of those casters was a Shockamancer. From what Caesar said, Shockamancers may be more effective at spelling up a tower than other casters. Since I'm speculating, maybe Carpools Shockamancer came from Faq.
Goshen wrote:Now, there is a fair question. Are Croakamancers quite rare? Otherwise, why isn't Wanda in touch with some? Or are the Thinkamancers just unusually clubby, and most 'mancers forming relationships more often across disciplines.
I think it may be due to the fact that Croakamancers are field casters. Their abilities are pretty worthless just sitting in the capital. They need to be in the field to reanimate corpses. They need to lead uncroaked to give them their bonus. Since they are most useful in the field, there is probably a higher likelihood of them being croaked or captured in combat. The permanent residents of the Magic Kingdom are mostly, if not all, casters that became barbarians and fled there when their sides fell. In order to do that, they had to be in the capital at the time. For that reason, Thinkamancers and Lookamancers would be well represented, since they can fulfill their functions best from the capital. Dollamancers do lend a bonus to cloth golems, but they also function well from the capital. Those are the types of casters that would make up the majority of the permanent residents. Still, we do know that some types of casters are rarer than others. Dirtamancers are very rare. Also, there is a stigma to being a barbarian Predictamancer in the Magic Kingdom, so any Predictamancers whose side falls may prefer capture or croaking. So, Croakamancers could be rare, like Dirtamancers, or they simply lack the opportunity to flee to the Magic Kingdom in numbers.
She had managed to speak at length only with a Dollamancer, a Thinkamancer, and a Carnymancer, but they'd given more than enough to think about. (And the Dollamancer had sold her new raiment.)
We just witnessed the creation of a monster. Wanda is the biggest clotheshorse we've seen in Erfworld. She is about the only unit that has a different outfit every turn. Some turns she has multiple outfits. This is where it all began. Of course the Dollamancer was happy to talk with her. Anything to make a sale. I wonder if the Dollamancer was Ken.
Wanda was disappointed. She had a Predictamancer to talk to at home, however awkward and difficult things with Delphie had become in the five turns since the air battle.
It looks like the honeymoon's over. For two turns, with their "allies" threatening the capital, they managed to put aside their difference and work well together. Their relationship has since deteriorated. Not that I really expected anything different, but here we have conformation. I also find it ironic that past Wanda is so blase about talking to a Predictamancer. I could picture present Wanda acting like Katara with Aunt Wu if she had an opportunity, seeking advice on the most trivial of decisions.
Aunt Wu reading Katara's palm, "...and then you'll have your third great-grandchild before quietly passing away in your sleep. Is that enough information for you?"
Katara, beaming, "Wow! Thanks Aunt Wu."
Katara gets up to leave before stopping, "Oh wait! One more thing...how warmly should I dress tomorrow?"
Aunt Wu, exasperated, "You want me to do a reading for that?"
Aunt Wu pushing Katara out the door, "...and you'll be fine as long as you've got a scarf. Bye-bye, now."
Katara, holding the door open, "Okay, okay, but one more thing."
Aunt Wu, "Alright, what is it?"
Katara, "Should I eat a mango or a papaya for breakfast tomorrow?"
Aunt Wu, aggravated, "Papaya!"
Aunt Wu slams the door.
Katata, dejected, kicks the ground, "Aw...I hate papaya."
Katara, at a fruit stand, "Ugh, papaya, please."
I wonder if we'll be cutting to Faq now. This would be a good place for a transition if that's what Rob is planning.