Book 2 - Text Updates 003

Book 2 - Text Updates 003

Don was trying to make this fight into a party.

And why not, right? Hey, they only had a few bats in Jetstone's battlespace, but this was gonna be the biggest flippin' battle since that volcano deal.

You remember that one, dontcha? That's the battle that started Transylvito's whole cave-in. Oh yeah.

And the idea that they didn't have a chip in this game was a laugh. A chip? Their whole stack was with the Wack from Faq. Her moonball keister was ridin' around on Transylvito's whole treasury. Not to mention the three cities and seven Warlords they were down since Don King put her on the throne. When this new heir popped, he wasn't gonna have much left to think about inheriting.

But hey. Party time. Live it the flip up.

The palace war room was full of Skanks, a few Knights, and eight of their remaining nineteen Warlords. They stood around in itchy Class A formal raiment, sipping white wine in crystal stemware and eating greasy little meat pastries from silver trays. Don had a special perch above the action: the huge green felt tactical table with leather and brass fittings. He sat on a big cushion on a raised platform of brass and teak, with a mother-of-pearl inlay. Swanky.

Bunny was up there with him, working, tuned in, directing the Dolls holding the croupier's rakes. Don's big fat flanks almost crowded her off the stand. Caesar ignored her completely, not even a glance. That's how they did this. She was in his head, but he kept his eyes off her. There was time for that later (though never enough).

Instead, he had Dewy Tulips hanging on his arm, with Rosetta and Cheri shooting eye-daggers at her. He held his own little court by the bar. He didn't say any of the stuff he was thinking. He was just telling war stories, picked carefully from better wars than this one. His guys were laughing at his jokes. He was obeying the Royal order to have a fun time. Nobody was hanging with the King.

As the head of Gobwin Knob's column pulled up to the bridge where Jetstone was making a stand, Don called the Warlords to gather round the table. They topped off their glasses and grabbed a few fistfuls of the remaining delicacies. Nobody was too serious at this point; it was gonna be at least a two-turn event, probably more. The stand would hold Gobwin Knob at the bridge to bring up their full column, which would let Jetstone's Princes fall back to the city, and the massive reserves from Haggar to move up.

But an hour later? There were only five people in the room, all of them real sober. Fun time was over.

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Darkmantle wrote:
The tricaster link also created the books, though I don't have the time to go find that link.


Technically, Wanda said that the Eyemancers made the books. She might mean the link, but it doesn't exactly read that way. And it's plural, so Wanda might actually be talking about Eyemancers in the Magic Kingdom. I.e., Stanley may have paid a bunch of casters to make the books.
gameboy1234 wrote:
Darkmantle wrote:
The tricaster link also created the books, though I don't have the time to go find that link.


Technically, Wanda said that the Eyemancers made the books. She might mean the link, but it doesn't exactly read that way. And it's plural, so Wanda might actually be talking about Eyemancers in the Magic Kingdom. I.e., Stanley may have paid a bunch of casters to make the books.


But the linked casters operate the eyemancer table. So it stands to reason that they would create the eyebooks as well.

theseus2x wrote:
themysticalone wrote:
For unrivaled intelligence on troop locations in real time? I don't think that's a big waste.


People keep bringing this up because the link prevented the use of their individual powers. (i.e. No Jack messing with people with illusions) Also, we don't know exactly what Misty could have done on her own. It could be the link was somewhat unnecessary to a leader with a bit more smarts and imagination than Stanley.


I think having that much intelligence would benefit any leader. Imagine Jetstone had one operating with Ansom getting updates via eyebook. It would have been almost impossible to trick him as he'd know exactly where all GK's troops were.
gameboy1234 wrote:
Darkmantle wrote:
The tricaster link also created the books, though I don't have the time to go find that link.


Technically, Wanda said that the Eyemancers made the books. She might mean the link, but it doesn't exactly read that way. And it's plural, so Wanda might actually be talking about Eyemancers in the Magic Kingdom. I.e., Stanley may have paid a bunch of casters to make the books.


If one ignores the context and the grammar, that might be a valid point. Wanda calls the eyemancers GK's most valuable asset, then mentions that Stanley ordered "them" linked, and says in the next sentence that "they" created the eyebooks.
Eyemancy is the school that has think-, look- and fool- amancy so the eyebooks were made by the original tricaster link...
fjolnir wrote:
Eyemancy is the school that has think-, look- and fool- amancy so the eyebooks were made by the original tricaster link...


Okay... got it... so are there any actual Eyemancers? Or does it just refer to that particular combination of tri-linked casters? The way Wanda uses the term makes it weird to me...
theseus2x wrote:

Okay... got it... so are there any actual Eyemancers? Or does it just refer to that particular combination of tri-linked casters? The way Wanda uses the term makes it weird to me...


As I understand it, since "Eyemancy" includes think- look- and fool- amancy, so any one of those casters can be referred to as "an Eyemancer." That's just not being specific.
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It could be the link was somewhat unnecessary to a leader with a bit more smarts and imagination than Stanley.


I'm pretty sure that a lookamancer outside of a link acts more like a Comsat station than a remove fog of war cheat code, in much the same way that sizemore outside of a link can't effect the entire mountain at once. It does come with disadvantages, but since it is not a cheat code, that is to be expected of something of its power.
I think the people interested in love triangles have forgotten the summer updates and what they said about relationships on Erf.
Joe22c. wrote:

Technically that's a hypothesis.


err no. Hypothesis is something that can be tested empirically.
crazyguy_co wrote:
Joe22c. wrote:

Technically that's a hypothesis.


err no. Hypothesis is something that can be tested empirically.


Both of you relax. It depends on context. Casually, there is no need for such pedantry. In the context of science, these words have more specific meanings.