Book 3 - Page 125

Jack and the Beans talk

Book 3 - Page 125
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Maybe they need the Magic Beans to get to the top of the telecom Giant's tower in the clouds?

Part of my brain sees this escalating so hard that Parson ends up croaking Wanda as the one way to diffuse a dicey situation.
Sir Dr D wrote:
Yet the archons really do not act any different loyalty wise , then units on other sides do. Archons do not do anything more then what units on other sides would. Archons do get that 'buzz' from the dish, but I don't see what that does, that natural loyalty does not do. And Wanda is far worse in trying to mindcontrol units.

I wonder if Charescomm in is not a natural side and units in it do not have natural loyalty like other sides do. Charlie might need to use the dish in order to have the same effect.

My theory is, he's trying to ensure Fate doesn't reincarnate Olive Branch by using the Arkentool bond to guarantee loyalty, rather than simply taking it for granted.
I don't think Parson is just standing there waiting for Wanda to call the shots. I think he sees Jojo.

I think there is a look. This look is on Parson's face.

This look says "Kill... and don't decrypt. Uncroak."

There is also, as we can see, a look on Maggie's face. This look is because she sees that look.
Toast wrote:
I don't think Parson is just standing there waiting for Wanda to call the shots. I think he sees Jojo.

I think there is a look. This look is on Parson's face.

This look says "Kill... and don't decrypt. Uncroak."

There is also, as we can see, a look on Maggie's face. This look is because she sees that look.


I rather think that Parson is falling into shock and Maggie is expressing concern and sympathy. Artemis shot him down HARD last strip, not to mention he was just shot and healed within the span of a minute, and things are unraveling incredibly rapidly in the MK. I expect his considerable brain power is being taxed by all the recent events, and as a Thinkamancer Maggie would be particularly in tune to that sort of distress.
ManaCaster wrote:

My theory is, he's trying to ensure Fate doesn't reincarnate Olive Branch by using the Arkentool bond to guarantee loyalty, rather than simply taking it for granted.



There is a lot of sense in that. Charlie is someone who leaves as little to chance as possible.
Nolany wrote:
. ... She's also completely blind-sided by Jojo's campaign - she would have known about him, if she were in communication with Jack. She does notice her mistake, though, because she does look at Parson now, and I think she'll ask for his advice.
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Jojo succeeded in one important part - he paralysed GKs leadership in the Magic Kingdom. As if they weren't inexperienced (for lack or a better word, Wanda is an experienced leader in battle, but she really doesn't care about tactics) and crazy enough, now that Wanda has command.



Unless you're reading ahead a page, I am completely confused how you are coming to the conclusion that anyone other than Jack is aware of Jojo. No one in the GK group other than Jack has seen him and there certainly hasn't been enough time for GK to have heard him say that stuff and react to it.

Plus, there is no on page evidence that they (GK) are reacting to Jojo at all.

If I have misunderstood, forgive me. But I am not seeing the evidence,
How is it possible that (a) we're told how much everyone hates and distrusts Carnies, and (b) every time Jojo speaks, everyone instantly believes him, despite, for example, that most of them just watched a bunch of bullets rip through GK and non-GK units alike? (And I don't think he's casting on all those high-level casters secretly)
I wouldn't say instantly believe. The Top Hat guy's eyebrows indicate incredible reluctance on his part, while Baldy is getting dragged along with yet another one of Jojo's zainy schemes.
BTW, does Jojo's comment mean that Beanromir was a free caster and not from Hobbittm, then? He says "casters", plural, but it could very well apply to just one of the Beans.
cu wrote:
BTW, does Jojo's comment mean that Beanromir was a free caster and not from Hobbittm, then? He says "casters", plural, but it could very well apply to just one of the Beans.


Beanromir was probably a barbarian caster temporarily hired by Hobbitm. He wasn't popped in the Shire, but maybe in White Castle.