Book 2 - Text Updates 034

Book 2 - Text Updates 034

 

 

What ho, the kingdom and the King?

They're the same flippin' thing.

No Mathamancer needs give half an answer. Any Moneymancer

With a pad can subtract and add, and he knows!

He knows: when the King goes mad, then the side goes bad.

 

And you lose what you had. What ho!

He knows.

 

For matters majestic,

the King elects

To neglect the domestic.

The purse strings are loosed, the spending profuse,

The treasury reduced...

It is fiscal abuse! He knows!

 

He knows. And can only deduce that the King is seduced

By a Queen he produced.

 

What ho? That ho. He knows.

And what, then, is the use?

He's only got so much juice!

His warlords prattle, while Jetstone's scramble.

The dice rattle, and the King gambles,

Gambles them all on one battle.

 

But when circumstances are chancy,

Perchance he enchants,

He incants, he

Cancels the antsy

With a rant

In Rhyme-o-mancy.

 

 

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paint wrote:

proply more likely hired caster ......


Why do you think that's more likely?

He's been around for a while. When talking about the fight against Carpool, we had a Transylvitian warlord talk about Benjamin - he's not a temporary addition, he's around permanently. The sides we've seen using hired casters were only sides that had no casters of their own - FAQ, Charlie. So I don't think it's likely that Ben is just a hired caster.

Capture is possible. Both Jetstone and GK have captured casters from other sides.
ftl wrote:
paint wrote:

proply more likely hired caster ......


Why do you think that's more likely?

He's been around for a while. When talking about the fight against Carpool, we had a Transylvitian warlord talk about Benjamin - he's not a temporary addition, he's around permanently. The sides we've seen using hired casters were only sides that had no casters of their own - FAQ, Charlie. So I don't think it's likely that Ben is just a hired caster.

Capture is possible. Both Jetstone and GK have captured casters from other sides.

just becuse he has been around doesn't mean he was popped there.
paint wrote:
ftl wrote:
paint wrote:

proply more likely hired caster ......


Why do you think that's more likely?

He's been around for a while. When talking about the fight against Carpool, we had a Transylvitian warlord talk about Benjamin - he's not a temporary addition, he's around permanently. The sides we've seen using hired casters were only sides that had no casters of their own - FAQ, Charlie. So I don't think it's likely that Ben is just a hired caster.

Capture is possible. Both Jetstone and GK have captured casters from other sides.

just becuse he has been around doesn't mean he was popped there.


I think he means that Bennie is part of the side. Either as a caster, or somebody who was contracted through the portal, but on a more permanent basis. However it went down, Ben isn't saying "Yeah, you guys are running low on cash, I"m breaking." I could see him as possbily being part of the coup, but he's sticking around for it. He's not native, but he's a Transyvitian when you look at his unit's allegiance.
Maybe he was popped in a city they control that doesn't use the same Unit menu as the Capital? I mean flying Warlords? It's not exactly typical.
fjolnir wrote:
Dr McNinja had both a clone of Ben Franklin, a zombie Ben Franklin, AND a headless horseman Ben Franklin. Unfortunately there are no Ben Franklin's in the comic anymore


Not a webcomic, but Scud: the Disposable Assassin also had "Voodoo Ben Franklin" -- who both created zombies with a key-kite and, in the course of the comic, was sent to, and returned from, hell.
And in "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" by H.P.Lovecraft one of the Bad Guy Necromancers want to obtain the remains of B. F. to reanimate him. Quite likely old Ben as well.
Or get Kabuto to use his thing to bring him back. If anyone hear is reading Naruto manga knows he's going zombie crazy.
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Pulling a coup d'état in Erfworld is perilous to be sure. But Caesar has a secret weapon of sorts: his influence over Don King's trusty thinkamancer. Having an ally who can read and control minds must be an awesome advantage. Will the little Cesare Borgia-wannabe prove shrewd enough to exploit it, I wonder.


I know most everyone else just accepts that Bunny is Caesar's "secret weapon," but I've always been suspicious about Bunny. We have never heard her thoughts on the matter. To my recollection, we have never even been privy to a conversation between Caesar and Bunny. We have only heard Caesar's thoughts on how much he "luurrves" Bunny and how much of a relief it is to be able to tell her every damn thought in his head about how much he disagrees with their joint sovereign. I would not be the least bit surprised to learn that Bunny has always been completely loyal to Don Vito and that this love affair (which seems primarily long distance and via thinkagram) is just a means to spy on Don Vito's least trustworthy underling. I could be wrong, of course, but I think we'll soon see one way or another.

BTW, what would the repercussions be for the Magic Kingdom if two of the casters working for a side participated in a coup to overthrow that side's ruler?
atalex wrote:

I know most everyone else just accepts that Bunny is Caesar's "secret weapon," but I've always been suspicious about Bunny. We have never heard her thoughts on the matter. To my recollection, we have never even been privy to a conversation between Caesar and Bunny. We have only heard Caesar's thoughts on how much he "luurrves" Bunny and how much of a relief it is to be able to tell her every damn thought in his head about how much he disagrees with their joint sovereign. I would not be the least bit surprised to learn that Bunny has always been completely loyal to Don Vito and that this love affair (which seems primarily long distance and via thinkagram) is just a means to spy on Don Vito's least trustworthy underling. I could be wrong, of course, but I think we'll soon see one way or another.


You're not alone! Caesar/Bunny was going on even when Don King was in control of everything, and when we had a text update from Don's point of view saying how transparent Caesar was.

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BTW, what would the repercussions be for the Magic Kingdom if two of the casters working for a side participated in a coup to overthrow that side's ruler?


None, I think. Why would it have repercussions for the Magic Kingdom? It's not like the casters are taking orders from someone in the MK, they're just Transylvito units like all the warlords are.
atalex wrote:
We have only heard Caesar's thoughts on how much he "luurrves" Bunny and how much of a relief it is to be able to tell her every damn thought in his head about how much he disagrees with their joint sovereign. I would not be the least bit surprised to learn that Bunny has always been completely loyal to Don Vito and that this love affair (which seems primarily long distance and via thinkagram) is just a means to spy on Don Vito's least trustworthy underling.

I don't know about that. First, the affair appears to have been going on since before Don King went all Royalist on them and at that time, Caesar was completely loyal ("He used to have long talks with his Ruler, and count himself lucky to be working for a guy like that."). Second, Caesar does not trust Bunny with everything, particularly when it comes to Don King ("He was left with his own thoughts now. A little meaner and a little darker than what he was willing to share with his secret lover."). Both quotes are from Summer09 Update 47.