Morglum wrote:In light of panel 7, and following passage from "Dude" in the Reactions to page 145:
"Would people please stop using "Decrypted" in regard to Ansom's new status as a unit?
It doesn't mean what most of you probably think it means (hint: it has nothing to do with a crypt). It means
How about you use reanimated instead, and stop sounding stupid?"
Sorry, the use of the term's official as of this point. Wanda herself coined it within Erfworld; hopefully the original forum poster gets some story love.
kreszantas wrote:What Are you forgetting about the Van de Gaffe that sent Cesar on his keister along with a stack of heavies? The hammer ONE SHOT them right out of action if that is not a formidible single stack attack I am not sure what one is.
Using a Tool in a very brute-force fashion, yes, which is what Ansom was doing. I'd like to think that the Arkentools have more utility than just using them as brute-force clubs. Wanda proves that the Arkenpliers, at least, do.
Fuzzypaws wrote:The big questions now are what happens next - and especially, what is Stanley's reaction to everything going to be.
I don't see Wanda as the type to defect and start her own side, skulls on all the decrypted notwithstanding. She seems much more like a power behind the throne type. Life is easier and more convenient when your enemies are gunning for your patsy rather than for you.
Stanley's probably going to be pissed that his city is now Level 0, but pleasantly surprised at the results -- up until he demands that Wanda give him the Arkenpliers, and she tells him no. Hopefully Parson can make him realize that the Arkenpliers with an attuned
wielder, is a much better addition to his force.
Of course, Stanley will gleefully chortle and caper at Ansom being subservient to him now. This might be the very fact that makes him realize that Wanda should retain possession of the Arkenpliers. And if she's willing to continue under his leadership... then technically he has a second Arkentool.
Wanda isn't a Warlord -- she's still a Croakamancer, unless the Arkentools change your unit type (which they might, but I don't think so. They didn't change Stanley's, after all). She still needs Parson, and Parson is linked to Stanley by the original summoning spell. Wanda is not stupid, and isn't going to alienate Stanley and lose access to Parson (who is potentially a third Arkentool).