Book 2 - Page 39

Book 2 - Page 39
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Sweet Titans could we get past the endless buildup and onto the battle already.
nope arborman, it has only been 7 months. at least 2 readers must die of old age before we see events progress.
Oberon wrote:
DevilDan wrote:
About Vanna: How in Erf does her being in Spacerock, a capital of tremendous importance, count as being in the field?
*sigh* She got there, how? She is leaving there, how? She isn't a Jetstone unit, and she didn't arrive in Jetstone via portal, so your question was answered before you asked.

Again, in Oberon's defense, even if you don't count her visit to Spacerock as being "in the field", she's clearly in the field immediately afterward, using the rest of her juice to try to turn Ansom.

Was that the first time we've seen actual spell failure? We've seen spells being broken, but have we ever seen a caster trying to cast a spell (in their own discipline - I'm not counting Sizemore's studies with Janis) and nothing happening?
That sounds right to me. But then again did she actually cast the spell and it failed or was she unable to cast it to begin with because she didn't hace the juice to cast it to begin with?
the_tick_rules wrote:
That sounds right to me. But then again did she actually cast the spell and it failed or was she unable to cast it to begin with because she didn't hace the juice to cast it to begin with?


I'm wondering if it might not have been both. Maybe the cost of some spells isn't determined until they're actually cast. Like, maybe if you're trying to do a relatively simple veil, it doesn't require a whole lot of juice, but doing a large or complex veil costs more. Maybe Turnamancy's like that too -- turning a unit with a low Loyalty score costs less juice than turning someone who's extremely loyal.

If that's the case, it would explain why she was willing to try turning someone. Then when she tried to turn Ansom she ran out of juice trying, causing the spell to fail.
I'll tell you one thing: if you can risk the queen of Faq, sans heir, in a hex, then you can have caster in there too. It's marginal.

And, just as Ossomer had casters in his "capital battle" at Exposition Bridge due to the importance of that encounter, so the decision to deploy casters must depend on each situation. In the case of Vanna, the choice to use Kingworld and turn GK into sitting ducks was a clear one.
iv read many of the theories and I'm surprised everyone is leaning towards charlie can snoop. and while yes its possible he can do such a thing do you not also think if he is smart enough to screw GK out of its turn he would be smart enough to figure out what GK is capable of without Jillian extra overkill force? give charlie credit where credit is due he is not only a master informant hes also a smart cookie.
asweethero wrote:
iv read many of the theories and I'm surprised everyone is leaning towards charlie can snoop. and while yes its possible he can do such a thing do you not also think if he is smart enough to screw GK out of its turn he would be smart enough to figure out what GK is capable of without Jillian extra overkill force? give charlie credit where credit is due he is not only a master informant hes also a smart cookie.

I remain quite skeptical on the matter myself.
Sorry for the necropost, but I just wanted to note the tremendous silliness of page 39 when viewed without any word balloons.
That's how updates should be, i think. The true beauty must be within the text, so the page loses all its beauty and meaning when you take the words out. That's my opinion anyway.