TBFGK 17

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Turn Number:3 AW
Side's Turn:Gobwin Knob

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Panels: 9
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Panel 1

Wanda Firebaugh, outlined in light, stands with her feet splayed and cyan light shining in a disc above her upstretched hands. The room is dark, with a large red cylinder outlined in red light filling the centre and blue squares outlined in blue light orbiting in the air around the cylinder.[1][edit]

Wanda Firebaugh: The spell is cast, Lord.

I have only to concentrate on the target and speak the trigger word.

Stanley the Plaid: Okay, listen...
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Panel 2

Stanley grins eagerly, clenching his fist as he envisions his perfect warlord.[edit]

Stanley the Plaid: I want a big guy.

Big, powerful, dashing, handsome, heroic...

...a guy who'll shock and awe[2] them, just standing on the city walls, commanding the fight.
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Panel 3

Wanda throws an irritated-looking glance over her shoulder at Stanley. Her eyes and clothing glow with cyan energy.[edit]

Wanda Firebaugh: I thought we agreed I was looking for the perfect military mind.

A strategic genius, not an ornament.
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Panel 4

Still grinning excitedly, Stanley makes an emphatic gesture.[edit]

Stanley the Plaid: I want that, too!

Now think. I want a guy who's commanded all different kinds of battles.

I want him to be obsessed with war. Somebody who plans wars and kills his foes for fun.

I want a guy who snacks on gwiffons and eats Marbits for BREAKFAST!
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Panel 5

Wanda turns her face back up to the disc of cyan light as Stanley continues to give her directions.[edit]

Stanley the Plaid: And I know the spell will bind him to serve me, but I don't want a morale case. Get me somebody who actually wants to be summoned.

Wanda Firebaugh: Yes Lord.

Stanley the Plaid: And don't screw up the basics, either.
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Panel 6

Stanley's grin hasn't faded as he continues to list.[edit]

Stanley the Plaid: He's gotta speak Language.

Breathe the air and things.[3]

Everything should seem familiar and safe to him. No crazy surprises.

Wanda Firebaugh: Lord, it's difficult...
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Panel 7

Wanda looks stressed as she continues to hold the energies of the Summon Perfect Warlord Spell.[edit]

Wanda Firebaugh: I...

I am not a Findamancer!

I was looking for a mind! All these physical requirements are too much, I--
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Panel 8

The energies in the casting room start to blur and grow brighter as Wanda completes the spell.[edit]

Stanley the Plaid: Oh all right, find your genius. Just make him BIG, okay?

Can you do that much, Commander?

Wanda Firebaugh: Thank you, Lord.

...I have him...

"Scruby!"[4]
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Panel 9

A bulky humanoid silhouette, fallen on all fours, appears in the casting circle in the middle of the Tower of Efdup casting chamber.[edit]
Sound: PLOT[5] [edit]

Notes

  1. ^ The appearance of the Tower of Efdup casting room in this scene references the movie Tron.
  2. ^ Shock and Awe is a colloquial term for a military doctrine of applying overwhelming might to break the enemy's will and ability to fight as quickly as possible. The doctrine was developed in the U.S. in 1996, and invoked during the buildup to and early action of the 2003 Iraq War.
  3. ^ Stanley shows a little more scientific practicality and foresight than we might have expected from him before this. Not all tiny overlords would think of those criteria.
  4. ^ "Scruby" references wargaming miniatures manufacturer Jack Scruby.
  5. ^ An echo of the sound effect from TBFGK 16:8.
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