Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

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Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby balder » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:06 pm

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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby cloudbreaker » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:19 pm

Haffaton has half a ton of tricks up their sleeves.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Atnas » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:24 pm

Weird really, how that simple line of text scared the crap out of me.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby sheepfly » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Guess it's not a good idea to eat the fruit of the poisoned tree, after all.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Chit Rule Railroad » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:29 pm

Jack would be impressed. By threatening that she wouldn't make it out, Haffaton made Jillian focus on escape, making her movement more predictable and misdirecting her from the poisoned food.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Lamech » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:38 pm

Called it! Boom da yada.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby OneHugeTuck » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:39 pm

It'd better be poisoned, as opposed to the effect of a spell. If a spell can survive the loss of a city and change of ownership to the conquering side, then nobody would guard their minor cities, they'd just leave something tricky and deadly for whoever conquers it.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby gameboy1234 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:48 pm

sheepfly wrote:Guess it's not a good idea to eat the fruit of the poisoned tree, after all.


This. Poisoned provisions. Really nasty trap for any invaders. I'm surprised Jillian didn't know about it. You'd think at least one side would have had that happen to them. Maybe another negative side-effect of being a bubble kingdom?

Also, creepy doll spy.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby partywhipple » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:58 pm

Man alive, Haffaton is nasty! lol
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Berserkas » Sun Aug 12, 2012 7:59 pm

Well, that raises the question of how can the city be FAQ's, when there are still enemy units (golems?) in it.

Also, yeah, everyone in the forum saw it coming, Jillian should have seen it coming too. seriously. :roll: Wanda knew that Hippiemancy dealt with poisons, way back when she was recently popped. Faq has a boatload of casters, many of whom do nothing but discuss magic all day. At least one should know about the fact that hippiemancy = poison. Haffaton is famous for it's Hippiemancy ability. It's like adding two and two, for pete's sake.

Edit: so i wonder if "everyone" includes Jillian. Did they all die, or just fell asleep for a turn or two? Or did Jillian survive?

Poison seems pretty overpowered. Surely theere should be a saving throw, or something?
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby 0beron » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:09 pm

Yeah I surprised about "not one" waking up. We know Jillian survives, so is she included in the everyone? If so, then they must survive. I suspect the poison is actually a sleeping drug, and Haffaton is gonna capture them.
In that case though, it doesn't make much sense to scare them into running from the city :/
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby pearl jam » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:10 pm

On first read I thought the implication is that Jillian, because she was upset, did not eat any of the looted food while brooding by herself, thus she alone lived to see the next day. Perhaps the "not one in the company awakened" also indicates that Jillian didn't sleep at all.

Going back and re-reading, it's not that clear, I guess. They could all be sleeping...?

[edited upon re-reading.]
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby the_tick_rules » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:24 pm

Maybe they are all just sleeping in :D
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Keighvin1 » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:31 pm

I think there is a distinction between the company and the commander. It says that "they" sat around Jillian and ate the food, not that Jillian ate any food. I could be wrong, but I doubt Jillian has been affected by the spell/poison.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Quanton » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:40 pm

Did anyone notice that Bart has a navel? Hasn't it been an open question as to whether or not Erfworlders have them, especially since the Maggie/Wanda/Sizemore linkup?
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Housellama » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:44 pm

So it was trapped. Looks like was wrong about that.

That doesn't necessarily negate all my arguments, however. By the same line of reasoning as my post in 37's thread, it is probably safe to assume that all of Haffaton's cities are trapped.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby BCCroaker » Sun Aug 12, 2012 8:57 pm

Housellama wrote: By the same line of reasoning as my post in 37's thread, it is probably safe to assume that all of Haffaton's cities are trapped.

That's a really good idea for Haffaton to put about. Wouldn't need to be all; warfare and deceeption, eh.
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby BCCroaker » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:03 pm

I like the way the Barts hand covers Jillian's arse in the graphic, comedy and irony at the same time. The Hays code lives on!
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby Goshen » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:04 pm

Atnas wrote:Weird really, how that simple line of text scared the crap out of me.

Me too! I was totally expecting that, we even discussed it in the forum, but it freaked me out, anyway! That's good....
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Re: Inner Peace (Through Superior Firepower) – Episode 038

Postby OneHugeTuck » Sun Aug 12, 2012 9:05 pm

I didn't mind Kingsworld at all, but I do not like the spy golem thing nor the active 'get busy' spell still in place after the city shifted sides.

The poisoned food is fair game, I guess, but:

If left rations can be poisoned, and if spies/losing sides active stuff is still active/spying when a city changes hands, then I would think this would be common knowledge, and then it seems to me that NO ONE WOULD EAT RATIONS FROM A LOSING SIDE and would know to look out for things like weird spooky eyed mannequins and spies and left over active threats.


Also, clothesrack heard Jillian say 'Faq' and Bart say 'Jillian'. Oops.
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