Book 2 - Page 46

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It might run into the same problem as the dragon, making parson able to act as a light unit (maybe with a move bonus) and an ability to ride inflammable mounts.

Actually though, capturing Ace (and maybe needing cubbins as well) might allow the creation of a new, glorius acessory/mount combo that could solve Parson, and any other Heavy's problem, while being totally awesome (it's an interesting question though, can a mount be given an acessory? Considering how valuable they are, probably not too often. It's not clear if stantley's plated actually grows that way because it's the highest type of dragon or a natural result of leveling).

Imagine if you will, the rocket dwagon.
Trost wrote:
build6 wrote:
I wonder what Parson would do if he got his hands on that jetpack.


probably something new.

something glorious.


Turn them into ICBM, create surveillance satellites, create airships... there seem few limits to his imagination or ingenuity.
Has anyone considered the possibility that Ace gets mad and takes the jetpack for himself? Sure, Ace may be the place to get hardware, but an Ace is also an expert pilot. He's also a magician! If Sizemore has to dig Parson to the portal is there a chance that Parson will have to deal with An Ace In the Hole?
omgitsgene wrote:
Has anyone considered the possibility that Ace gets mad and takes the jetpack for himself? Sure, Ace may be the place to get hardware, but an Ace is also an expert pilot. He's also a magician! If Sizemore has to dig Parson to the portal is there a chance that Parson will have to deal with An Ace In the Hole?


aaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Too many Aces. (Four, in fact. Four Aces. Quite a handful.)
Raza wrote:
gatherer818 wrote:
In Pathfinder at least (I didn't run a Druid in 3e/3.5), the argument quickly becomes moot as any decent Druid puts his AC's first free stat point (at 4 HD) into INT, raising it to 3, changing the creature's type to magical beast (Share Spells class feature still permits him to treat it as an animal OR a humanoid for the purposes of targeting it with buffs, though), and allowing it to learn a language. And then immediately teaches it Common by raising Speak Language that level. ^_^ And now it's a magical beast for any spells not cast by the Druid (for the Druid, still animal, humanoid, or magical beast - whatever is most beneficial for that spell).

(Note: Share Spells may not specifically say animal type, so it may be only magical beast and humanoid. I can't really recall and it's 6am, I'm not looking it up.)

Can't do that. Becoming a magical beast disqualifies it outright as an animal companion. IIRC this is specified or errata'd or something with regards to the Awaken Animal spell.

Pathfinder doesn't actually specify that animal companions have to be of the Animal type. Instead, it provides lists of stats for specific animal companion creatures (many of which do not match the stats of the actual Bestiary critter of the same name). And the animal companion rules mention animal companions with Int 3 or higher in several places... dumb animal companions in Pathfinder are restricted in which feats and skills they can take, while smart ones can take any one they're physically capable of using. (My ranger bumped his companion's Int up ASAP so it could take feats that didn't suck.)

The awaken description does say that an awakened animal can't serve as an animal companion, but doesn't say anything about Magical Beasts in general, or Animals that became Magical Beasts by raising their Int in some manner other than having awaken cast on them. It also says that awakened animals can't serve as familiars, and those are Magical Beasts to begin with.

However, gatherer818 is wrong anyway. Pathfinder's animal companion rules specifically say that the animal companion counts as an Animal for the purposes of which spells affect it. It does not grant any exception to that for spells cast by casters other than the companion's owner, nor does it provide for picking and choosing the most beneficial type... except that Share Spells lets the druid can cast personal spells (and personal spells only, not any spell he can target on his creature type) on the companion, even if they won't ordinarily target the Animal type. Pathfinder nerfed Share Spells hard, too... that's all it does now. No more buffing yourself and getting your companion/familiar on the same casting as a free side-effect.
A long time back, there was a LOT of speculation that the creation of Parson's summoning scroll was part of a plot by Magic Kingdom, or at least by Janus. See http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F141.jpg where Janus says that if Parson breaks enough things there will be peace on Erf. Later on, she expressed Dismay that Parson was taken off the front lines, demoted to the tower. She must be glad that he's going into the fray again, and I don't think he's doing it to surrender. He's in this to win.

IMHO, Janus wants GK to conquer all of Erf, so there will be peace. Or is it more sinister? Janus is the two-faced god of Greek legend. Maybe she's actually evil, and Parson is simply her tool for world conquest. Or maybe world conquest is something her good and evil sides can agree on! (Head swims!)

The kicker: MK could have built in all sorts of secret conditions to that summoning scroll, like "Obey Janus, above all." :twisted:
Goshen wrote:
A long time back, there was a LOT of speculation that the creation of Parson's summoning scroll was part of a plot by Magic Kingdom, or at least by Janus. See http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F141.jpg where Janus says that if Parson breaks enough things there will be peace on Erf. Later on, she expressed Dismay that Parson was taken off the front lines, demoted to the tower. She must be glad that he's going into the fray again, and I don't think he's doing it to surrender. He's in this to win.

IMHO, Janus wants GK to conquer all of Erf, so there will be peace. Or is it more sinister? Janus is the two-faced god of Greek legend. Maybe she's actually evil, and Parson is simply her tool for world conquest. Or maybe world conquest is something her good and evil sides can agree on! (Head swims!)

The kicker: MK could have built in all sorts of secret conditions to that summoning scroll, like "Obey Janus, above all." :twisted:
Well, while "Janis" might be some weird code for "Janus," that's not her name.

But Janus is also the god of doors, opportunities, and new beginnings. Which is entirely fitting with Janis's goals--to have a new beginning of peace for Erfworld.
Goshen wrote:


IMHO, Janus wants GK to conquer all of Erf, so there will be peace. Or is it more sinister? Janus is the two-faced god of Greek legend.


1. Her name is Janis, as in Janis Joplin, the rocker. Look her up sometime, it is appropriate that her namesake in Erf is leader of the hippiemancers. Her title is Grand Abbie, as in Abbie Hoffman the revolutionary.

Nothing to do with Janus.

2. Janus is a roman deity, not a greek one.

3. Janus is twofaced but notin our sense of the word as being hypocritical or duplicitous. His faces looked in two different directions because he was the god of beginings and ending, of boundries between spaces both physical and conceptual. Doors for example, which connect the inside and outside of a building. Hence the word "janitor" which orifginally referred to a doorkeeper. And "January", while not always the first month on the calendar, always fell near the dividing point where winter began to recede and life in a seasonal environment could pick up again. In very early times, before Rome emerge as first among the latin peoples, little stylized representations of Janus were used as boundary markers.

If there were an erfling named Janus, he'd be an impassimancer, someone able to stop people form crossing a hex boundary, no matter how much move they had.
Dr Pepper wrote:

If there were an erfling named Janus, he'd be an impassimancer, someone able to stop people form crossing a hex boundary, no matter how much move they had.

Or a turnamancer, allowing you to cross a hex off-turn or end someone else's turn to start a new one.
@Dr. Pepper and Nihila:

Derp! I stand corrected about Janus vs Janis. I still think Janis has an agenda for parson though.