((Argh, my absence/inactivity leaves Yuri not participating in conversations he needs to be part of! Sorry about that. Trying to catch up...))
Swodaems wrote:You left the question of if you wanted to lead the field force up in limbo in your last post, so in my post reacting to the information about the faeries, I assumed you either accepted or decided to give me an answer later as you appeared to like the idea. Sorry for the breach of RP etiquette.
No worries- I had intended the "Will lead team" to indicate acceptance. Apologies if that was unclear; writing Yuri's speech is a bit of a balancing act between clarity and casual butchering of the English language.
Swodaems wrote:"I'm willing to let you borrow it as needed, however, I request that you always return it to me soon after. The bonus to leadership it supplies currently useless to you."
That conversation is long concluded by this point, but suffice to say that Yuri doesn't want to rob the Chief Warlord of his communications assets, and unless the two of them stick together constantly- highly unlikely in the long term- then borrowing it regularly is impractical. Lacking a Thinkamancer, we need to acquire additional communications items- things like the bracer, message hats, whatever we can use to improve communications. Obviously this priority needs to be balanced with others, but it's something to bear in mind.
MarbitChow wrote:The King suggests that, at the start of each turn, he use one of his charges to coordinate with Tod and Yuri, and allocate the communication resources each day. Tod's will be used primarily for emergency communications and tactical coordination, while the King place the remaining four at Yuri's disposal, for any external communications he wishes to make. ... He also requests that you privately suggest someone to fill the position of Chief Caster, because he fears that he's going to need someone to start keeping the casters in line, or at least help to coordinate their efforts.
That should work out; most turns shouldn't require anywhere near that many Thinkagrams. As for chief caster... Bill is the only choice, in Yuri's mind. He might be a bit quirky, but the Shockamancer and Healomancer bicker constantly and no one else can match their experience.
Swodaems wrote:He expects that dealing with any hurt feelings Yuri might have will be easier than dealing with any T. Coil might have.
Yuri has zero hurt feelings. Yuri is mighty lord of war as well as mighty lord of talking; he's more than experienced enough to not want to fly his way into being a pincushion for pesky fairy arrows. Sometimes, the side just doesn't have any Luckamancy.
MarbitChow wrote:Shortly after the beginning of the turn, Creperum contacts Tod and Yuri. ...
Creperum notes the siege unit Dis City has popped, and mentioned that Nemo and Sto will return shortly. He mentions that Gobwin sappers may help spur things along, especially if Bill can uncroak them as they fall to continue their work.
"Is good. Wanting to pop in Dis City, yes?" The massive warlord strokes his jaw consideringly, giving an overall impression not unlike that of a rhinocerous attempting higher mathematics and failing miserably. "Rug is bringing gobwin quickly for popping, then launching next attack quickly, yes?" He looks at Tod and twitches an aggressively bushy black eyebrow. "Elves is only growing stronger with the waiting."