The Battle for Gobwin Knob - Episode 145

The Battle for Gobwin Knob - Episode 145
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Ancient History wrote:
Dinnae forget that the Arkenpliers also apparently croak the Uncroaked quite well.

Yeah, but you gotta hit things with them. Not a very useful ability for a caster, who probably isn't going to want to wade into combat except when it's absolutely necessary.
<shrug> You have to hit a pigeon to make a walnut, too. I'm just saying that you have to take into account all the abilities of the arkentools, not just the ones of immediately obvious use to the present owner. Wanda with the Arkenpliers dance-fight leading a troop of Uncroaked is scary enough - but with the Arkenpliers, I'd hate to "fight fire with fire" and try to send another Croakamancer after her, because she'd rip right through them.
depricated wrote:
I like the way you think, greywords

One thing though: Ansom is already changing opinions. He's rationalizing his alignment shift to Gobwin Knob, kind of. But that could just be the magic talking, since he'd still be bound to Gobwin Knob by the other mechanics of Uncroaking.

Interesting possibilities.


True- could also be that the decrypt sends you into a sort of single-minded purpose state, like when the sisters in Practical Magic resurrected Jimmy Angelov. He came back, kind of, but had only really one shtick that he stuck to. Anyway, in this case the purpose could be defined at the moment of decryption based on what the caster most wants to happen. Or something... there really isn't any evidence for this theory - it's just one of the devices I might use if I were writing it.
Dude wrote:
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 decoded.

How about you use reanimated instead, and stop sounding stupid?


*Points and laughs at Dude. HARD.*
Dude wrote:
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 decoded.

How about you use reanimated instead, and stop sounding stupid?

Ansom looks pretty determined in the second to last panel. He seems proud to serve under Lord Hamster. My opinion is that it has more to do with being defeated by him, than it has with a side-effect of his reanimation.

How did I miss this little gem?

lol

Dude...Dude...look.
Erfworld mocks everything, right? Like that's what makes it so great. That the one spell, whose sound effect was "NSFW"? Really? Do you truly believe that NSFW works as an onomatopoeia, too? If you don't see the humor in word play, then you've probably already missed a lot in this comic. Decrypt is both amusing a play on words and as a new concept. It perfectly describes what has happened.

And fourth, you look a moron for that.
Dude wrote:
Ansom looks pretty determined in the second to last panel. He seems proud to serve under Lord Hamster. My opinion is that it has more to do with being defeated by him, than it has with a side-effect of his reanimation.


I think that, at least partially, it has to do with his old worldview being cracked and then finally shattered by his defeat. It's kind of hard to continue believing that the Titans are on your side when you get your boop kicked by someone you should have (based on Ansom's original description of the campaign plan) easily curb-stomped. In the real world, it's not uncommon for fanatics who lose their faith to become fanatical about something else (often in direct oppositon to their old belief system).
What's really amazing is that not only do they have half the Coalition forces decrypted, they are also now so filthy rich that they could probably rebuild the city, pop a few thousand hobgobwins, and start producing tons of casters and dwagons.

If Misty's body hadn't disappeared, I would have hoped for her to be decrypted as well. Too bad, I guess.
privatepepper wrote:
If Misty's body hadn't disappeared, I would have hoped for her to be decrypted as well. Too bad, I guess.

It depends on whether being buried counts as the body being "moved". If it is possible, Parson's reaction ought to be interesting (when it was a question of normal uncroaking, "I wouldn't do that to her even if Wanda was okay to cast").
SteveMB wrote:
If it is possible, Parson's reaction ought to be interesting (when it was a question of normal uncroaking, "I wouldn't do that to her even if Wanda was okay to cast").


I think the point was that casters lose their 'caster' status if they are uncroaked. She would just be 1 more unit of basic infantry.

He did ask if it was possible to uncroak, suggesting that he wanted to at least try.
raphfrk wrote:
SteveMB wrote:
If it is possible, Parson's reaction ought to be interesting (when it was a question of normal uncroaking, "I wouldn't do that to her even if Wanda was okay to cast").


I think the point was that casters lose their 'caster' status if they are uncroaked. She would just be 1 more unit of basic infantry.

And mindless basic infantry, too.

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He did ask if it was possible to uncroak, suggesting that he wanted to at least try.

Yes. Decrypting turns into a different and altogether frightening temptation if it seems like a way to get lost friends back. I wonder if there is a monkey's paw clause hidden somewhere in it...