Book 3 - Page 149

"...*that* was yer big plan?"

Book 3 - Page 149
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I actually think Parson's estimate will be way off. I counted hits, and concluded GWK would have 5-10 million left. (depending on whether the hit on lilith's shoe counted).

Then, I later realized that Jojo in particular was named as an agent of CC. Which meant that Jojo and Ivan made several violations that Parson can't know happened.

(In the contract Jojo isn't named, but the unit that delivered the scroll to Parson was noted as an agent of CC.)
Nightseraph wrote:
I actually think Parson's estimate will be way off. I counted hits, and concluded GWK would have 5-10 million left. (depending on whether the hit on lilith's shoe counted).

Then, I later realized that Jojo in particular was named as an agent of CC. Which meant that Jojo and Ivan made several violations that Parson can't know happened.

(In the contract Jojo isn't named, but the unit that delivered the scroll to Parson was noted as an agent of CC.)


I didn't realize that Ivan would count as an agent of CC, but he totally would, wouldn't he? I wonder if that pit trap has been filled in yet? If not, that would be a really easy way to drain Charlie's treasury- just have Ace and Sizemore make a bunch of cheap weak golems and march them into the spiked pit. Or tame a bunch of lemmings.
BanzaiJoe wrote:
@Sunny - Good points all around. I didn't mean to suggest that it was the kick per se. Just the idea that Chief Warlords in combat receiving damage is required for the special to express is comically obscure. Maybe I'm projecting.

@Neceros - Good points all around regarding Caesar.

I'm not particularly crapping on Caesar because he's character is one-dimensional. Rather, I get who he is and why he's doing it the way he is. I'm taking him to task for being myopic. I think Neceros' points are very true about his motivations and background. Additionally, Parson is the literally the punching bag for all the problems that GK caused TV. I think Sunny has a point about what his attempts and angles are. It's the fact that Caesar is trying to cram a star shape in a square hole.

I wouldn't say "literal punching bag", considering the way Caesar's been kicking him around.
Nightseraph wrote:
I actually think Parson's estimate will be way off. I counted hits, and concluded GWK would have 5-10 million left. (depending on whether the hit on lilith's shoe counted).

Then, I later realized that Jojo in particular was named as an agent of CC. Which meant that Jojo and Ivan made several violations that Parson can't know happened.

(In the contract Jojo isn't named, but the unit that delivered the scroll to Parson was noted as an agent of CC.)

I think you're probably wasting your time by counting so closely. I'm pretty sure the whole reason Rob has been so vague about things like whether intention matters or if each individual attack is its own violation is so he could write those battles and just say what the treasury is sitting at afterwards and have it be plausible no matter what.
junovalkyrie wrote:
ShaneTheBrain wrote:
What is the nature of Gobwin Knob's force distribution?
What are GK's strategic goals?
What diplomacy is GK engaged in right now?
Do you have any ideas on how I can beat Carport? (Parson would probably help with that effort.)
What are you planning to do with the rifle, math bracer, and other artifacts?
How rich is GK and why?
What are your motivations?


What is your favorite color?
Are you a grieving widow?
What is the purpose of the goggles?
Do you look down on sewer workers?
Who is the Milkman?

Who are three people who have never been in my kitchen?
Ozamataz Buckshank wrote:
I'm pretty sure the whole reason Rob has been so vague about things like whether intention matters or if each individual attack is its own violation is so he could write those battles and just say what the treasury is sitting at afterwards and have it be plausible no matter what.


Likely. I'm kinda sad since I wish it did match up, but that makes it harder to retconjure if there is a mistake, and adds extra things for the author to keep track of when writing new material. ("Whaaat? Skippy McNiceGuy was working for Charlie all along? That means GK would have had 10 million extra Shmuckers!") - and when all's said and done, it doesn't actually matter that much to the story. :D
CDS wrote:
I suspect every Erfworld unit doesn't like getting tortured and has an emotionally negative response to it and we have not been shown anything else to the contrary.

Well, there's Jillian, but I'm not sure she's representative...
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I think it's more likely that they heard Maggie screaming from a nearby cell after the Dark Dollamancy. From that point on, they were probably on full alert and - yes - discussing torture contingencies.

Very unlikely. He WOULD have asked about Maggie in that case.
Fla-Panther wrote:
Yes, but had that allowed them to find the boy alive they would've gladly paid whatever fine was levied, and stated the ends more than proved the means.

No, that would not have changed the case one bit from a legal standpoint.

Regarding the whole "Cesar is so stupid for believing Parson's blood is poisonous" discussion.
Sure, Cesar could have followed up on this and checked it by getting a few bats, but why would he?
If he tested it worst case would be lots of wasted time and no conclusive evidence. Best case a few dead bats [s]and having caught Parson in an inconsequential lie[/s] and having confirmed Parson's story.
By not testing he gets to get on with the interrogation and the only downside is not using some more invasive "interrogation techniques" just to be on the safe side.

Edit: My bad. Corrected.
Mirage GSM wrote:
If he tested it worst case would be lots of wasted time and no conclusive evidence. Best case a few dead bats and having caught Parson in an inconsequential lie.

How has Caesar caught Parson in a lie if the bats die?
The more I see it, the more I think the art for this update is sick (awesome). I love it.
Sunny wrote:
Imagine a stack of 8 heavy infantry, twice as tall and four times as wide as your average Erfling, lots of hitpoints, high damage, and if you attack them in melee they bleed poison on you. A powerful enemy for sure, but definitely conceivable, and no more far out than a lot of other things we've seen so far. They'd be fiendishly strong against regular infantry, at least evenly matched against golems/uncroaked (which I assume are both immune to poisons on account of not having life), at a disadvantage against archers IF you manage to protect them, and unable to counter flying units.


Now imagine a dollmancer making units like that.

Hmm: We've had a dollmancer making little scouting units. In theory, a dollamancer could turn extra smuckers into extra production above and beyond the normal ones, and able to make them do things that normal units cannot. That poison special might really be achievable.