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  |name= Lady Sylvia Lazarus
  |name= Lady Sylvia Lazarus
  |race= [[Decrypted]], ([[Men]])
  |race= [[Decrypted]], ([[Men]])
  |class= [[Warlord]]
  |class= [[Warlord]]
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|level= 6
  |faction= [[Gobwin Knob]], (formerly [[Unaroyal]])
  |faction= [[Gobwin Knob]], (formerly [[Unaroyal]])
  |special= [[Leadership]]
  |special= [[Leadership]]
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=Proposed Canon=
=Proposed Canon=
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''"He's mad... we'll see his body fall at any moment."''
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'''Strengths:''' Leadership, Combat
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'''Weaknesses:''' Psychological Issues
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'''First Appearance:''' [[TBFGK 49]]
'''First Appearance:''' [[TBFGK 49]]
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'''Lady Sylvia Lazarus''', nicknamed '''Scarlet''' by the readership before she had an official name, was an [[Unaroyal]] [[Warlord]].
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'''Lady Sylvia Lazarus''', nicknamed '''Scarlet''' by the readership before she had an official name, was a [[Unaroyal]] [[Warlord]].
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She appeared again in the Battle of Expository Bridge, now [[decrypt|decrypted]] and serving [[Gobwin Knob]]. {{ref| [[LIAB 7:4]]}} She is the one who croaked [[Ossomer]] {{ref| [[LIAB_10:7]]}}
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She appeared again in the Battle of Expository Bridge, now [[decrypt|decrypted]] and serving [[Gobwin Knob]]. {{ref| [[LIAB 7:4]]}} She kills the captured Prince [[Ossomer]] under orders from Wanda. {{ref| [[LIAB_10:7]]}}
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She seems to have a preoccupation with [[fire]], commenting at one point that she "rather hopes [[Parson Gotti]] will burn down the whole world."  In addition, she seems to believe herself to be in an ongoing competition with death, and has proven herself to be willing and, in fact, eager to push her luck even against overwhelming odds in order to further Gobwin Knob's cause.  It's unknown whether she had these attitudes in life, though her increasing instability was likely a side effect of decryption's [[Turnamancy]] effect.
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She was last seen crippled, on fire, and laughing about it following an explosion at [[Spacerock]]. Her body started [[Dusting]], and despite her Carnymancy charm, she is presumed to have [[croak]]ed.
=Speculation=
=Speculation=
Sylvia was the highest ranking Warlord in Unaroyal's contingent in the [[Royal Crown Coalition]]. She served as an advisor to [[Prince Ansom]] and was the voice for her side as a member of the [[Royal Crown Coalition War Council]]. She was one of only four warlords at Ansom's table on the penultimate night of the siege; {{erf|1|101}} - the others being [[Duke Nozzle]], the [[Blue Warlord]], and the [[Superfluous Warlord]].
Sylvia was the highest ranking Warlord in Unaroyal's contingent in the [[Royal Crown Coalition]]. She served as an advisor to [[Prince Ansom]] and was the voice for her side as a member of the [[Royal Crown Coalition War Council]]. She was one of only four warlords at Ansom's table on the penultimate night of the siege; {{erf|1|101}} - the others being [[Duke Nozzle]], the [[Blue Warlord]], and the [[Superfluous Warlord]].
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She retrieved the Arkenpliers from [[Ansom]]'s body when he was [[croaked]]{{erf|1|132}} and was in possession of them for a short while{{erf|1|137}} before she croaked along with the rest of the [[Royal Crown Coalition]] in the eruption of the volcano.
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She retrieved the [[Arkenpliers]] from [[Ansom]]'s body when he was [[croaked]]{{erf|1|132}} and was in possession of them for a short while{{erf|1|137}} before she croaked along with the rest of the [[Royal Crown Coalition]] in the eruption of the volcano.
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Before she had been officially named, Rob Balder commented that 'Scarlet" is the Jek Tono Porkins{{Ref|JekTono}} of Erfworld.'{{WoT|6085467}}, in reference to Sylvia's apparent death by fire in [[TBFGK 137]].
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It is possible that she is noble, but not definitely stated, as she might be royal.  The [[LIAB Text 29]] document, written by [[Balder]] clearly calls her "Lady Sylvia" several times. Sylvia's internal monologue in [[LIAB Text 52]] clearly identifies herself as a former Royal, "As funny as this game was in many ways, inside her there was a former Royal who had been there." However, since she popped as a lowly [[stabber]] Queen Bea didn't care about, this presumably references her former ideology and side as opposed to her being an actual [[Royal]] unit.
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Before she had been officially named, Rob Balder commented that 'Scarlet" is the Jek Tono Porkins{{Ref|JekTono}} of Erfworld.'{{WoT|6085467}}, in reference to Sylvia's apparent death in [[TBFGK 137]].
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Its possible that the bargain [[Jojo]] made to rig the rules in her favor are at the expense of other units, so that they are killed so that she is allowed to live.
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=Real world reference=
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=Real World References=
Lady Sylvia Lazarus is a reference to [[wikipedia:Sylvia Plath|Sylvia Plath]], who wrote a poem entitled "[[wikipedia:Lady Lazarus|Lady Lazarus]]". The poem in {{ref| [[LIAB Text 8]]}} is a direct allusion to it, imitating it closely with just minor alterations to adapt it to the Erfly context.
Lady Sylvia Lazarus is a reference to [[wikipedia:Sylvia Plath|Sylvia Plath]], who wrote a poem entitled "[[wikipedia:Lady Lazarus|Lady Lazarus]]". The poem in {{ref| [[LIAB Text 8]]}} is a direct allusion to it, imitating it closely with just minor alterations to adapt it to the Erfly context.
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Sylvia Plath herself used the name "Lazarus" as a reference to the myth of [[wikipedia:Lazarus of Bethany|Lazarus]], the man that Jesus Christ resurrected. Such a miracle made this myth very powerful and influential throughout history in the entire Christendom, so do not be surprised if you can name a dozen other "Lazarus" that this could refer to. It doesn't. With the variant of the poem and the "in tribute" notice by Rob at the end of it, it is quite evident that there is one reference that is meant, not any of the countless others.
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Sylvia Plath herself used the name "Lazarus" as a reference to [[wikipedia:Lazarus of Bethany|Lazarus of Bethany]], from the Gospel of John.
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Revision as of 00:47, 7 September 2013

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Lady Sylvia Lazarus
Race: Decrypted, (Men)
Faction: Gobwin Knob, (formerly Unaroyal)
Class: Warlord
Level: 6
Special: Leadership

Contents

Proposed Canon

"He's mad... we'll see his body fall at any moment."

Strengths: Leadership, Combat

Weaknesses: Psychological Issues

First Appearance: TBFGK 49

Lady Sylvia Lazarus, nicknamed Scarlet by the readership before she had an official name, was a Unaroyal Warlord.

She appeared again in the Battle of Expository Bridge, now decrypted and serving Gobwin Knob. LIAB 7:4 She kills the captured Prince Ossomer under orders from Wanda. LIAB_10:7

She seems to have a preoccupation with fire, commenting at one point that she "rather hopes Parson Gotti will burn down the whole world." In addition, she seems to believe herself to be in an ongoing competition with death, and has proven herself to be willing and, in fact, eager to push her luck even against overwhelming odds in order to further Gobwin Knob's cause. It's unknown whether she had these attitudes in life, though her increasing instability was likely a side effect of decryption's Turnamancy effect.

She was last seen crippled, on fire, and laughing about it following an explosion at Spacerock. Her body started Dusting, and despite her Carnymancy charm, she is presumed to have croaked.

Speculation

Sylvia was the highest ranking Warlord in Unaroyal's contingent in the Royal Crown Coalition. She served as an advisor to Prince Ansom and was the voice for her side as a member of the Royal Crown Coalition War Council. She was one of only four warlords at Ansom's table on the penultimate night of the siege; Erf-b1-p101Same-site.PNG - the others being Duke Nozzle, the Blue Warlord, and the Superfluous Warlord.

She retrieved the Arkenpliers from Ansom's body when he was croakedErf-b1-p132Same-site.PNG and was in possession of them for a short whileErf-b1-p137Same-site.PNG before she croaked along with the rest of the Royal Crown Coalition in the eruption of the volcano.

Before she had been officially named, Rob Balder commented that 'Scarlet" is the Jek Tono Porkins[1] of Erfworld.'WoT-6085467, in reference to Sylvia's apparent death by fire in TBFGK 137.

It is possible that she is noble, but not definitely stated, as she might be royal. The LIAB Text 29 document, written by Balder clearly calls her "Lady Sylvia" several times. Sylvia's internal monologue in LIAB Text 52 clearly identifies herself as a former Royal, "As funny as this game was in many ways, inside her there was a former Royal who had been there." However, since she popped as a lowly stabber Queen Bea didn't care about, this presumably references her former ideology and side as opposed to her being an actual Royal unit.

Its possible that the bargain Jojo made to rig the rules in her favor are at the expense of other units, so that they are killed so that she is allowed to live.

Real World References

Lady Sylvia Lazarus is a reference to Sylvia Plath, who wrote a poem entitled "Lady Lazarus". The poem in LIAB Text 8 is a direct allusion to it, imitating it closely with just minor alterations to adapt it to the Erfly context.

Sylvia Plath herself used the name "Lazarus" as a reference to Lazarus of Bethany, from the Gospel of John.

References

  1. ^ Jek Tono Porkins on Wookieepedia
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