Deacon Blues wrote: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).
Anima wrote:Plus, and maybe it's me, but Stanley seems like a "present situation" kind of guy who doesn't really see how his current situation can turn out BETTER in the long run if he does/sees something bad NOW.
Mikalyaran wrote: What I haven't noticed anyone who is a part of this argument mention, and if I missed it sorry, is that Stanley wrote off GK and everything in it a long time ago. He left to reclaim other cities fully expecting GK to fall. He wasn't able to claim those cities and Wanda and Paron saved GW. More than that they have made him rich and given him a powerful and cheap army. I don't think he will have the fit so many are expecting. He already gave up GK as lost. They have saved his bacon and I think he will recognize that.
Joe Falco wrote:Wanda's answer:
"Stop fighting him. Never challenge his dominance. When you know what needs to be done, arrange it so it was his idea. Let him have your way."
Depending on how Parson and Wanda handle Stanley, His Toolship will believe that everything was the result of his "cunning leadership".
Drunut wrote:It was obvious enough to see by Maggie's Thinkagram that Stanley wasn't about to go off in a tantrum. I would say he was more surprised that GK even survived. Sure he might be a little pissed that the city is lvl. 1 and most everything is destroyed, but Stanley isn't stupid.
He would be able to see the advantages, namely the ARKENPLIERS which is an ARKENTOOL which Stanley has been wanting for more than awhile, a huge army w/o upkeep costs, and the gems brought up by Sizemore, Over the destroyed army (Which he now has again w/o upkeep) and Destroyed Capitol.
As to the issue of Wanda attuning to the Arkenpliers, it has been shown before (here, http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=/095.jpg ) That Wanda is fiercely loyal to Stanley (She should be even after her whiplash) so Stanly will likely be OK with having her using the Arkenpliers.
Finally as for Parson, I think that Stanly will wonder WTF he did until his Ego sets in and he focuses on rebuilding.
BLANDCorporatio wrote:IRT ishnar:
That's a good observation. I wouldn't go as far to say that Wanda ... warmed up ... to Parson, but she certainly has yet more proof to think of him as a useful warlord.
What the latest few strips show however is a Parson growing increasingly distraught with the proceedings. Sizemore can't be very happy either. Anything can happen.