Book 2 - Page 94

Book 2 - Page 94
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I was actually thinking Stanley would make Parson his heir, myself. This would gum up Charlie's plan something fierce, if Charlie's plan is as predicted. *Shrugs*
effataigus wrote:
joosy wrote:
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Whoa, you are too fast... I remembered the note-scout right after posting that... which is the only example I can think of a RULER that doesn't have a thinkamancer sending information long distances at all... anyhow, I updated the post in light of that. See the current text.
Came up with another instance of a ruler using a hat when he wouldn't have had to (Banhammer recalling Jillian, admittedly by a very specific route). Also couldn't find the counter evidence that I thought I was remembering... so I'm now with ya'll in believing that the preponderance of the evidence suggests that the natural thinkamancy of overlords cannot order units about beyond the hex that they are in.

Perhaps I was remembering what you suggested, Lamech!
effataigus wrote:
wrecan wrote:
Direcoyote wrote:
I also think that Stanley might do something to throw a spanner into the works.

That would be a remarkable feat given that it is not Gobwin Knob's turn, so he can't leave Gobwin Knob, and he is virtually all alone (certainly without casters) in Gobwin Knob and his thinkamancer is out of juice. The only thing I could imagine is if Stanley suddenly discovers a new power of the Arkenhammer (such as telepathically controlling even decrypted dwagons at infinite distance), or if he totally boops it up by disbanding Parson in anger (and thus returning him to Stupid World).

Rulers have natural thinkamancy that lets them pass along simple orders at a distance. Remember, not every side has a thinkamancer. Stanley could issue the order for all units to return home... which would mean Parson and the casters would leave the units trapped in JS to burn.

Even if Stanley could issue an order form sucha distance (and I don't think he can), it's not their turn. They cannot leave the hex.
wrecan wrote:
It's not [GK's] turn. They cannot leave the hex.

....Parson and company are in the MK right now which doesn't count as a hex. So if somehow they received an order from Stanley, they can and would have to return to GK city.
0beron wrote:
wrecan wrote:
It's not [GK's] turn. They cannot leave the hex.

....Parson and company are in the MK right now which doesn't count as a hex. So if somehow they received an order from Stanley, they can and would have to return to GK city.

Only if they can, which they can't once through the portal if Slately then seals it by switching capitals, and we've already been informed that Parson will go through that Portal.
Well then that would be an issue of lacking a path, not an issue of being off-turn.
effataigus wrote:
Came up with another instance of a ruler using a hat when he wouldn't have had to (Banhammer recalling Jillian, admittedly by a very specific route).


Also Don to Vinney, using Bunny.
Maybe you can give orders but not talk/give direction.
So attack/defend/go seem to be possible and you know what state the unit is in. Is it idle/busy/in combat/injured.
But not more detailed stuff like "tell me what you see", "ok attack the group on the left".
Rulers can give eorders to their units wherever, whenever.

http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/LIAB_Text_44

Rulers have a natural Thinkamancy which allows them to relay orders to their field units, even without a Thinkamancer. He had an feel for what was going on with his forces, even sitting there in a chair in his capital's garrison's larder. But he didn't know what to make of it.
Thank you, Itoh. This is exactly how Stanley was able to capture Jillian in Book 1. "She ended turn in the trees, and I pulled together a nearby flight of dwagons." Stanley couldn't have pulled together that flight without the ability to pass orders to units in the field. Thus: Natural thinkamancy.
Actually no, the Jillian capture is not proof of this mechanic, because he had the Eyemancers functioning then. But Itoh's example does prove it.