Book 2 - Page 106

Book 2 - Page 106
Comic - Book 2  Page 106
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why does everybody assume stately is telling the truth? he was all on about "the currency of kings" earlier
pseudoboo wrote:
why does everybody assume stately is telling the truth? he was all on about "the currency of kings" earlier
Telling the truth about what?

The garrison is an inferno; this seems to be something that anyone can tell just by looking at it. (And in any case, Parson controls the city now, so he'd know for sure if that was required to tell.)

We know why he changed the capital (and we know he wasn't lying), because we saw the plan explained to him.

What else did he say?
Could it be the end-turn spell that Parson hopes to Undo, perhaps?

Wanda is presented as a multi- use/class caster, maybe linking her up with Maggie and/or one or two of the Great Minds can yield results?

Then Parson and Antium can both grab a dead caster and try to fly out of the city with the dwagons. The page with the Inferno details mentions a damage-taken penalty by units attempting to flee an inferno, would it apply to fly-- oh wait, Parson can't fly. Well, he could still try to run out of the city while Antium loads up the dwagons.
Kreistor wrote:
As for betting, it's a mugs game. You're not offering any odds. I get one possible result ("capital switch") while you get everything else. Stupid bet, even at 4:1. Rob has hit us so many times with last minute rules clarifications, it's simply dumb to think we know everything. Given current rules, yes, high probability of a capital switch. Next comic could give us different rules, and give us a dozen other possible solutions. I just ain't that dumb, given Rob's historical methods.
You're always welcome to condition your bet. Accept it under the current rules, and disqualify it if rules which apply to the situation you're betting on change. That's quite fair. And, countering a bet offer with an odds offer is also quite fair.
Kreistor wrote:
drach, I learned my lesson long ago. Nights of poker where I simply sat back and folded out to see hands showed me the world stacks the odds against me. With Stud poker, and 8 people, you should have 1/8th of the best hands. I went 40 hands straight one night without the top cards. Yeah, it happens to everyone sometimes: statistically improbable is not statistically impossible. It just happens to me consistently, so I simply don't bet anymore.
Kreistor, you're betting quatloos. A meaningless currency. Please don't seek refuge by claiming that you've lost real money too many times at poker to risk betting a valueless currency. Sounds kinda pussy.
WarGiver wrote:
you forgot turnamancy


Ooh! Good one! I never would have thought of that!
Doctor Foreman wrote:
elecampane wrote:
Doctor Foreman wrote:
At the extremely high risk of missing some form of sarcasm, facetiousness, or japery...that is his body.

But...
Doesn't purple dwagon's left forepaw rests on the same stone that covers Jack from us? Why is it so much smaller than Jack's hand? And why Bogroll's statue seems to be closer, but appears to be only slightly bigger than lying Jack?
I don't insist that I'm right and anyway Jack's body there is far more probable than a statue, but all we can see of it is in same shades of gray and black as Bogroll, and size really seems off to me.


I forgot to mention: if the purple dwagon was going to rub its head on Jack affectionately, it would choose his body and not a statue.

Regarding the Bogroll statue, it's either smaller than we might think or the perspective in the picture is a little messy. Which...I think is likely.

But if Dwagon is rubbing its head it means there's no perspective here, the objects are on the same distance from the viewer, and the hand is of the size with dwagon's head. I thought that maybe dwagon's just peering at Jack from the distance and it only appears that it rests his head on Jack's hand, but then forepaw position makes little sense.
I'll stop arguing now, because it probably really just strange perspective, and we'll know for sure in further updates anyway.

It's all a trick of perspective
Parson forces Antium leave GK and creates a new side. Parson then gives Spacerock to Antium.

Antium now has a capitol with a portal. Parson walks out.
Morni wrote:
Parson forces Antium leave GK and creates a new side. Parson then gives Spacerock to Antium.

Antium now has a capitol with a portal. Parson walks out.

Hmm, while King(?) Antium might not normally be inclined to solo a magic item-laden heavy warlord who is trying to escape, he might be inclined to choose suicide over burning up in an inferno. If Antium croaked or left the garrison before Parson could reach the portal, Parson would be trapped again.

One option would be to pink him up, leave the garrison, and come back in.

A more interesting option would be to negotiate an alliance on the terms that Sizemore comes in to put out the inferno. Wanda comes in, too, and now Antium is surrounded by GK troops and is persuaded by his mistress to turn back to GK, or alternately is persuaded to make the alliance a deep and long-term one.

Come to think of it, if Spacerock the Side (consisting of decrypted Antium sitting in a level 1 city) tried to ally with Jetstone, Jetstone would probably be inclined to capture him and take Spacerock back by force. An alliance with GK would be Spacerock the Side's best chance of continuing to exist, even setting aside the immediate threat from GK.


It would be very interesting to see Antium as a Ruler and quasi-equal to Wanda. They seem potentially compatible, in fact...

It would also be entertaining to see Royal minds blown by a decrypted unit starting a Royal Side, aligned with GK, that can pop visibly Royal units (assuming that shows up in a stat block).
teratorn wrote:
What puzzles me is that a capital apparently is only meaningful as the site of a portal, at least if the side has a few more potential capital cities. Trammenis was planning to flee even without changing capitals, so losing the capital wasn't more relevant to the survival of the side than losing any other high level city. I'd expect some strong penalty for losing the capital.
We've been over this many times.

With what we know of the rules so far, there was absolutely zero reason for Clonely to make his last, desperate attempt to get to the throne in order to trap Parson. It makes zero sense. Parson was going to do it to himself anyway. Or Clonely could have simply disbanded the unconscious Cubbins to cede control of the city to GK. Surely if it was so important to the future of Jetstone the disbanding would have been seen as being justified, that plus the fact that he died anyway.

I hope that future comics add some sense to this apparent gaping plot hole.

That, and why Issac changed his mind about allowing Parson/GK to violate the previously oh-so-inviolate neutrality of the MK. Because "Maggie repeated her same argument again, only louder" doesn't cut it, story-wise or logic-wise.
Oberon wrote:
That, and why Issac changed his mind about allowing Parson/GK to violate the previously oh-so-inviolate neutrality of the MK. Because "Maggie repeated her same argument again, only louder" doesn't cut it, story-wise or logic-wise.


I don't understand. Maggie's initial argument was that Parson could enact some brilliant battle plan to save the day. Her second and last argument was that Parson needed to experience war personally to become a more complete warlord. Which bit did she repeat?