bpzinn wrote:Lipkin wrote:1. Wanda believes the Tools are fated to be united. She wouldn't leave Stanley for Parson.
2. If any caster were to turn to Parson, it would be Sizemore. While Sizemore is uncomfortable with Parson's shaking up of the mores of Erf, I think he respects Parson's goals. And out of all the casters, Parson needs Sizemore the most. Sizemore is the only caster that doesn't have ulterior motives. He's the only caster Parson can trust.
On the topic of Sizemore, just a stray thought I've been having. Anyone else find it weird that Sizemore was able to materialize wooden beams when he made the tunnel through the MK? I guess I had never given much thought to what fell under the purview of Dirtamancy. Building or upgrading a city doesn't deal with just stone and dirt, but cloth, wood, metal, and other materials. Could the revelation that Sizemore needs to reach master class be that everything is the same stuff, and it all falls under Dirtamancy?
I do not think the word "united" means what you think it does. Under your definition of "United" either Charley or Stanley would eventually need to stop being the ruler, so all the attuned Tool wielders could be on the same side. Nothing this far presented in the comics indicates this is a necessary condition for the unity Wanda speaks of. In the same way the tools being united does not mean they should stay in the same hex forever and ever. You can have an effective alliance without entering into an erfworld Alliance (and having all your Turns at the same time) you can be on the same side without being on the same Side. We know from book Zero that you can have more than one turn on the same day. I see the Toolists exploiting that eventually, and Wanda would be more scary as a uber caster with 2+ turns every day than as a mere ruler.
Stop falling prey to outdated erfworld conventions! You are from stupidworld, so start thinking Stupid!
Charlie has essentially declared war on Parson. To join Parson would be to directly oppose another tool.