Book 3 - Page 122

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Book 3 - Page 122
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cu wrote:
Lipkin wrote:
Dyneamaeus wrote:
That makes her the second Caster Overlord we know of. Surprised we haven't seen others. Or a Royal caster for that matter.

Technically the third, as Wanda was briefly a ruler before Olive was.


Or the fourth, if we count Empress Saltina:

https://wiki.erfworld.com/Empress_Saltina

Blair and Bell, rulers of Easteros and Westeregg, make six.
Nightseraph wrote:
Pax wrote:
Nightseraph wrote:
[...] maximum of a 5 artifact bonus.

Curious; where do you get that from? The specific maximum, I mean?


From the Archons saying that Wanda's and Charlies artifact gave the same bonus.
Units directly stacked with Wanda gained a 5, when Ansom was counting bonuses.

Okay, that'd do it.

I was just concerned that an assumption had been made ("the pliers give +5, so that's what all arkentools must give!". :)
The depiction of Parson getting shot was really good. Very Peppermint Candy.
Neceros wrote:
...On the other hand, Wanda's tribe, the vanished Croatoans, share no such notable features...

Actually they did, they all seemed to share a common eye theme that is rare on Erfworld: They all appeared to have sclera.
Dyneamaeus wrote:
Also just re-noticed that Wanda was royalty. That feels like it could be important to remember.

EDIT-- *CLICK* Of course she is! Royal units have superior stats and exp growth rates! No wonder she gets to play across disciplines. Helmsman! Correct heading, set course for Charlescomm introduction, book one first, then zero. Plot a search pattern, we're hunting Charlie's Lineage.

She isn't, actually -- Lord Firebaugh was Overlord of Goodminton, not King. Wanda's not even noble, much less royal.

EDIT: Meh, ninja'd by too many people to count. Need to stop responding before I've finished reading a thread. :oops:
Dyneamaeus wrote:
Don is rarely if ever referred to as such, preferring to be addressed as just "Don".

Though I have no comment for the rest of the post, this part might be because "Don" is an italian word for royalty.
I'm confused and I haven't had occasion to venture through these parts lately. So pardon me if this has been discussed to death already.

Wasn't Parson part of Charlescomm when he was shot? Wouldn't that count as Charlescomm attacking it's own units and not GK? That seems like a really sketchy interpretation of the contract.

RE:
As to Royalty. I have a pet hypothesis I'd test, if I could, about whether or not sufficiently long-lived lineages can become Royalty or not. I don't think it's likely, but it has interesting implications if proved true.

As it stands I don't think either Charlie or Wanda are actually Royalty. Occam's Razor and all that. I'd expect it to have been mentioned at least off-handedly, just because it's an excuse for worldbuilding fluff. It's important information that characterizes Charlie and Wanda.

The fact that they wouldn't insist on Royal titles is important for the same reason that it's important that Don King initially built up a Transylvito's culture to be meritocratic. Lord Crush specifically mentions that he didn't like being referred to as a Prince because he was a little cynical about Royalism.

In Charlie's case, it'd be a great example to underscore his paranoid secrecy. In Wanda's case, you can use it to underscore her rather pragmatic and no-nonsense character. Sure, she has a past, it just isn't something she discusses or thinks is very important in the long run.
Parson wasn't the only one hit. A bunch of decrypted got tagged. Parson didn't count. The decrypted did.
Lipkin wrote:
Parson wasn't the only one hit. A bunch of decrypted got tagged. Parson didn't count. The decrypted did.


Ah yah. Missed that. I completely forgot that they set that up with Charlie's special machinegun.
DVL wrote:
I'm confused and I haven't had occasion to venture through these parts lately. So pardon me if this has been discussed to death already.

Wasn't Parson part of Charlescomm when he was shot? Wouldn't that count as Charlescomm attacking it's own units and not GK? That seems like a really sketchy interpretation of the contract.


Or, the contract works off intent, and the archons on 40 believed they were attacking a GK unit.

DVL wrote:

As to Royalty. I have a pet hypothesis I'd test, if I could, about whether or not sufficiently long-lived lineages can become Royalty or not. I don't think it's likely, but it has interesting implications if proved true.


Everything we've heard says that Royalty = the leaders of the original 99 sides, and anyone descended from them (popped as heir). Though change could come at any time.