Book 3 - Page 107

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Book 3 - Page 107
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Lilwik wrote:

On a more meta level, if Lilith were saved by a surprise revelation that she can go through the portal, that would be deus ex machina and we can expect better than that from Erfworld. If Lilith is going to be saved, whatever is going to save her is something we've already been told.

Given how many people were speculating on this, would it really be a surprise relevation if Lilith made it past the portal? Unless you mean, a surprise to her.
Lilwik wrote:
Mirage GSM wrote:
I think the likelihood of Lilith being able to pass the portal just went up.
No technical argument can cause that to happen.

Poor wording on my part. Redacted for clarity.
Hi, long time listener, first time caller.

Couple of brief questions, I'm sure they've been answered elsewhere, but I don't usually go to the forums.

1) What's to stop Lilith from just throwing the weapons across the portal?
2) Given from what we know, which is that Archons don't carry the weapons on missions, how likely is it that the weapons are unknown to any side but Charlie's?
3) What's the effect of other sides seeing the weapons? Could they be a possible violation of Charlie's terms?
4) Given that this update tells us that guns are ranged weapons capable of firing into other hexes and through portals, why wouldn't the knowledge of their existence make Charlie Public Enemy Number One?
This update implies that common ranged weapons are unable to fire through portals, otherwise testing results on the tripod details would have been superfluous.
Also portals seem to ignore hex boundary rules, as they can be used off turn. Hex boundaries act as walls when entry is denied, different than lethal effect portals have.
NobodySpecial wrote:
Hi, long time listener, first time caller.

Couple of brief questions, I'm sure they've been answered elsewhere, but I don't usually go to the forums.

1) What's to stop Lilith from just throwing the weapons across the portal?
2) Given from what we know, which is that Archons don't carry the weapons on missions, how likely is it that the weapons are unknown to any side but Charlie's?
3) What's the effect of other sides seeing the weapons? Could they be a possible violation of Charlie's terms?
4) Given that this update tells us that guns are ranged weapons capable of firing into other hexes and through portals, why wouldn't the knowledge of their existence make Charlie Public Enemy Number One?


@1. That's the plan. Weapons and an archon or two.

@2. Very likely

@3. What terms do you mean?

@4. If they can fire through hex boundaries, it would be a big thing. Might be a part of why Charlie doesn't want them out.
Anomynous 167 wrote:
Given how many people were speculating on this, would it really be a surprise relevation if Lilith made it past the portal?
It certainly would be a surprise if Lilith could go through the portal. No one really believes that she can. The speculation is that maybe she can if Erfworlders don't understand portals as well as they think they do. It's a possibility that people are toying with, not something that we've actually been told.

Unless Rob Balder decides to go Deus Ex Machina, the first time we're told that a decrypted archon can go through the portal will not be when Lilith is rescued from Charlie.
davesnothere wrote:

Let me saw that limb off for you....

You are forgetting that Parson lives in Columbus Ohio. "The Game" here would be Ohio State vs. Michigan. It will be played on Nov 28th this year. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan%E2%80%93Ohio_State_football_rivalry

In the B1G Ten we really don't pay much attention to the west coast rivalries, until Rose Bowl time.

Go Blue!


Yeah, I've heard of that game too (I grew up in Illinois, and remember when the Big Ten actually had ten schools), and I didn't forget that Parson hails from Ohio - though I doubt he follows sports. But it's "The Game," not "Big Game" - and I'd argue that the '82 Big Game finish has been seen by more people than any clip of Michigan-Ohio State. However, it doesn't look like we'll get to a big action scene by tomorrow anyway.
Kerrus wrote:
Ah, Charlie, how interesting. Keeping the majority of your assets off the books.

I've wondered after BFGK, when the gem caches were unearthed, whether there would be benefits to NOT adding them to the treasury. And then I forgot about it.
It might be worth it to hide a giant stash of gems in the neighboring mountains in order to have a reserve treasury in case the side falls. However, it would need to be well hidden to prevent Marbits from finding them.
Lilwik wrote:
On a more meta level, if Lilith were saved by a surprise revelation that she can go through the portal, that would be deus ex machina and we can expect better than that from Erfworld.

Just reading this from the future and having a good chuckle. :lol: