Book 2 - Page 93

Book 2 - Page 93
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Oberon wrote:
I'm not going to dig up a reference.

The wiki is actually a nice place to look such things up.
And if it's bad, you can make it better 8-)
The update where we find out about Archons: http://www.erfworld.com/summer-update-2 ... ration.png
The specific paragraph is this:

What was an Archon, really? A flying knight-class unit with a random special from the set of: dance fighting, leadership, and limited forms of Shockmancy, Thinkamancy, Dollamancy and Foolamancy. As Archons leveled, they could gain additional random specials from that set. There were four of them with the dance fighting, leadership and Foolamancy abilities at the Battle for Gobwin Knob, and these were able to lead the Coalition's dance fight. Charlescomm did not volunteer this strategy, but Ansom knew to ask.
That's what I said I'd found, SNfinity. And like I pointed out, all it says is that:
First Intermission 46 wrote:
There were four of them with the dance fighting, leadership and Foolamancy abilities at the Battle for Gobwin Knob…

It doesn't say how many of the remaining 24 that were there had leadership or not. They all could've had leadership, but not dancing and/or Foolamancy, or vice versa; lots of dancing fools, but no leaders.

I will say this though: rereading LIAB Text 56 again, it seems that if Phoebe has leadership, it's a very low. She's still more used to taking orders than giving them.
Given that Phoebe could hide herself really, really well, I wonder if she survived? Remember, there's more to concealment than JUST foolamancy - slipping up under the eaves or into a crevice somewhere would provide her the cover she needed. Yes, Slately and the guys killed all the Archons they knew of, but unless someone was in charge of keeping a count, it would be easy for one to escape notice. And I don't think even Charlie could keep track in all the confusion. (I wonder where the Don's bat is at the moment? Hope it didn't get caught by a stray blast . . .)
Sieggy wrote:
Given that Phoebe could hide herself really, really well, I wonder if she survived? Remember, there's more to concealment than JUST foolamancy - slipping up under the eaves or into a crevice somewhere would provide her the cover she needed.
There may be more to concealment than just foolamancy, but Phoebe used foolamancy to disguise herself as a chimney. And Slately was wearing a magic crown which gave him the ability to see through foolamancy. Aaaaand, panel 8 of this strip shows Slately leading a stack or three directly towards Phoebe, immediately after telling Ace that the remaining archons were veiled but that he could spot them.

So I think it's safe to conclude that Phoebe was croaked. Or perhaps captured, if there were captured archons we just didn't see.
hajo wrote:
Oberon wrote:
I'm not going to dig up a reference.

The wiki is actually a nice place to look such things up.
And if it's bad, you can make it better 8-)
If it was even at an 80% level, I'd be happy to contribute. But it's so far below that that I don't see much point in putting a lot of effort into a half-assed tool.
Oberon wrote:
hajo wrote:
The wiki is actually a nice place to look such things up.
And if it's bad, you can make it better 8-)
If it was even at an 80% level, I'd be happy to contribute. But it's so far below that that I don't see much point in putting a lot of effort into a half-assed tool.
*twitches*

Hey, guess what? Right now, there's only about 5 or 6 people regularly contributing to the wiki. So if even a couple more people wanted to chip in, maybe add some links, make some pages, it wouldn't be half-assed anymore!

For instance, if someone wanted to just describe the action in the individual panels for, oh, the last 40 pages things would be much better.

I'd do it, but I'm terrible at descriptions and usually transcribing all the dialogue and blocking out the panels.

Or hell! If you don't want to do that, go back and add notes for all the one-shot jokes and references! Most of it's already been explained here on the forums, right? "Who's that archon supposed to be? What's that sound effect mean? Those magic words mean something, right?"

If that's still too much, you can still help by going around and tagging the pages that are out of date, need references, or just need improvement. Seriously. Even just saying "This, SPECIFICALLY, needs work" would help.

The wiki is a communal project. The more people who work on it, the less effort is needed from them.
No one in particular wrote:
Hey, guess what? Right now, there's only about 5 or 6 people regularly contributing to the wiki.
Maybe that should tell you something? As in, the vast majority of the readership isn't interested in the minutia that a small handful are interested in?

I play a few online games with far smaller numbers of participants which have vastly better wikis. Sorry if I kicked your dog and called your baby ugly, but if only 5 or 6 people care, that's probably not enough to warrant even having a wiki.
Oberon wrote:
No one in particular wrote:
Hey, guess what? Right now, there's only about 5 or 6 people regularly contributing to the wiki.
Maybe that should tell you something? As in, the vast majority of the readership isn't interested in the minutia that a small handful are interested in?

I play a few online games with far smaller numbers of participants which have vastly better wikis. Sorry if I kicked your dog and called your baby ugly, but if only 5 or 6 people care, that's probably not enough to warrant even having a wiki.


Most online games have less regular updates and less complexity. You need to cross reference with Mr. Baldur's work. you need to see how this applies to that, was this alluded to then. Most online games don't get that in Depth. Additionally people who play MMOs are well known for having a lot of free time. Just saying the comparison may be more apple orange than pot kettle. But even still why are you being a jerk? So what if even one person wants something they have a right to seek it. But I also bet more people use the wiki than just the 5~6 who regularly update.

Additionally in regards to Pheobester. I don't think she had leadership but I think that's moot. Either way she was rationalizing and trying to make herself feel better about making her decision. She wasn't even explaining it to anyone else, so any inner monologue like that normally has a single purpose. Rationalization.

My take and it applies either way. Pheobe was having a deeply philisophical grapple with free will. She knew what she wanted, what she felt was right, but the rules compelled her. She struggled with it and had to justify the rules. She had the choice but the rules held sway over her she to feel the right thing would have been to be a "team player" and you know die valiantly.
Salem wrote:
Pheobester


Oh great. Archon Psi-cops.
I use the wiki. It is very useful.
Would contribute, but I'm not exactly the most eagle-eyed person to be contributing.