Book 3 - Page 171

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Book 3 - Page 171
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Anomynous 167 wrote:
Xarx wrote:
@Anonymous 167: Why do you keep saying that Ansom met with a ditto of Tramennis as if it's a fact?

As far as I know, that speculation was never confirmed. Tramennis only admitted to having tried it once. Personally, I'm inclined to think Tramennis would want to see Ansom's reactions firsthand and up close, so I doubt it was a dupe. Unless you have some other evidence?

Because I didn't believe there was any doubt to whether he was a ditto or not, and until I hear an alternate postulation I will continue to state the matter of Ansom meeting a ditto of King Tremenis as a fact.

As it stands, all accounts of people trying to persuade me that "this one time, Ansom met the real King Tremenis!" were phrased in such a way that didn't contradict the event of Ansom meeting Tremenis' doop. They weren't telling me that I was wrong: all they did was refer to some other meeting with Ansom, without providing me a source.

I have answered your quest. Now where is my experience, quest-giver of the Order of the Yellow Exclamation Marks?
(Ah crap. Now I'm handing out quests. Do not complete it, that was a rhetorical quest. Completing that will only earn you rhetorical experience points)


Okay, so to recap, my questions were: Why do you state it as fact, and do you have any other evidence to support your statement?

Your answer to the second question is "No."

The answer to the first question seems to be that you are not making a distinction between belief and fact.

Thanks for clearing that up.
hshelton wrote:
Man in the Mists wrote:


We also know that if a hex contains exactly 23 Spidews they can do "something special", although what it is hasn't been revealed. That's Word of Rob, BTW.

My guess? They can trap a hex for a turn that prevents enemy units entering the hex from escaping until all 23 Spidews are dead.


I really hope this isn't a a reference to the OTR-23 Oka or as NATO calls it the Soviet SS-23 Spider Tactical Ballistic Missile

Tipped; thanks for the reference. I would not be surprised if we see something like that.

Even if it originally was 23-skidoo, it might now be some sort of "23 spidews send thread (spidew thread. Why would you assume an orbiting planetoid?) up into the sky as a group, and it lands in an adjacent hex doing massive damage to the creatures in there that are not under rock cover" or something.
Keybounce wrote:
hshelton wrote:
Man in the Mists wrote:


We also know that if a hex contains exactly 23 Spidews they can do "something special", although what it is hasn't been revealed. That's Word of Rob, BTW.

My guess? They can trap a hex for a turn that prevents enemy units entering the hex from escaping until all 23 Spidews are dead.


I really hope this isn't a a reference to the OTR-23 Oka or as NATO calls it the Soviet SS-23 Spider Tactical Ballistic Missile

Tipped; thanks for the reference. I would not be surprised if we see something like that.

Even if it originally was 23-skidoo, it might now be some sort of "23 spidews send thread (spidew thread. Why would you assume an orbiting planetoid?) up into the sky as a group, and it lands in an adjacent hex doing massive damage to the creatures in there that are not under rock cover" or something.
Alternatively they make great anti-air units. :wanda:

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oslecamo2 temp wrote:
wih wrote:
Dewey the Signamancer wrote:
I find this image very fascinating. Its interesting to see which things weigh most heavily on Don's mind, what has shaped his thinking the most. Ponzi's betrayal is at the root of his entire way of thinking. It seems to have hit him hard. Equally hard is the death of Stately who seems to have replaced Bea as the Royal whose death in the fight against Toolism has changed him. In comparison Stanley is barely worth any consideration. Charlescomm and the possibility that Jillian has betrayed him is tearing him up as is his worry over the loyalty of his units and their concerns. :tv:


I also find it interesting that Stanley is also the only person in the image who is happy.


Of course, Stanley is always cool. 8-)

Also despite the smaller size, Stanley's also at the center of Don's thoughts, so I would say he's actually pretty important. Not only does Stanley represents the chance of TV scoring 2 million smuckers, maybe 3,5 millions plus rifle ammo, something that keeps tempting Don over the last updates, Stanley is also the only person who has directly agreed with Don recently without any tension.

Your chief warlord and chief caster do not approve of your recent leadership directions. Your best friend is dead. The queen that you bankrupted yourself financing and let your best friend die is making deals with the greatest mercenary in known existence behind your back.

Don thought he could manipulate Stanley, but in the end he was the one already being manipulated.


Not only that, but Stanley is the only one who was straight with him. He might be enemy, but he is not messing around when Don is concerned. Also, am I the only one noticing the similar signamancy of Stanley and Slately? Both are of small stature and they have very similar names. Is there a chance that Don and Stanley become the best of friends?

P.S. I got new profile picture and it's a demotivator :D
youngstormlord wrote:
Also, am I the only one noticing the similar signamancy of Stanley and Slately? Both are of small stature and they have very similar names. Is there a chance that Don and Stanley become the best of friends?


That...is an interesting point. Stanley was always small, we've heard that directly from him when he mentioned never enjoying alcohol. His form is basic signamancy, how he popped. Despite his time in battle and daring attitude, he has remained small. Slately believed his own form was a punishment by the Titans for sitting on his royal duff for thousands of turns, hiding behind stone walls. Have we ever heard Stanley mention his size negatively outside of that inner monologue on booze?

Now all I want is for Stanley to get mellow in the hot tub and talk philosophy with Bonnie. It could do them both a lot of good.
youngstormlord wrote:
Both are of small stature and they have very similar names. Is there a chance that Don and Stanley become the best of friends?

0.001 :)

More seriously, I find it very unlikely because Don doesn't look like he'll last much longer and also because he has become more of a Royalist and Royalists despised Stanley on principle even before Gobwin Knob croaked a bunch of their friends (remember, Don lost both Slately and, much more importantly, Bea to them).
oslecamo2 temp wrote:
wih wrote:
Dewey the Signamancer wrote:
I find this image very fascinating. Its interesting to see which things weigh most heavily on Don's mind, what has shaped his thinking the most. Ponzi's betrayal is at the root of his entire way of thinking. It seems to have hit him hard. Equally hard is the death of Stately who seems to have replaced Bea as the Royal whose death in the fight against Toolism has changed him. In comparison Stanley is barely worth any consideration. Charlescomm and the possibility that Jillian has betrayed him is tearing him up as is his worry over the loyalty of his units and their concerns. :tv:


I also find it interesting that Stanley is also the only person in the image who is happy.


Of course, Stanley is always cool. 8-)

Also despite the smaller size, Stanley's also at the center of Don's thoughts, so I would say he's actually pretty important. Not only does Stanley represents the chance of TV scoring 2 million smuckers, maybe 3,5 millions plus rifle ammo, something that keeps tempting Don over the last updates, Stanley is also the only person who has directly agreed with Don recently without any tension.

Your chief warlord and chief caster do not approve of your recent leadership directions. Your best friend is dead. The queen that you bankrupted yourself financing and let your best friend die is making deals with the greatest mercenary in known existence behind your back.

Don thought he could manipulate Stanley, but in the end he was the one already being manipulated.

Better a true enemy than false friend.

Stanley is, unambigiously, an enemy, not a Chief Warlord possibly in the brink of revolt, not a Chief CAster arguing with you about money, not a spy pretending to be a friend, not an ally who may be working with an enemy.
He is, simply an enemy, and one who is not even arguing with you about money.

I could see a something approaching an understanding coming from such a place.
If Don manages to get of his religious bender.
kaylasdad99 wrote:
Dewey the Signamancer wrote:
I really hope we get some more info on Spidews in the upcoming battle. What exactly do they do? Are they just mounts? Do they have a Poison Fang special since Parson mentioned that as a spider trait and Stanley didn't correct him? Do they have the Wall Walking special like in The Imperfect Warlords fanfic? Do they have or can they gain (via leveling) the Web special which is THE biggest spider trait of all. I want to know. :(

]8\:parson::parson::hamstard::parson::parson:]8\]8\


My guess is that they have a modified Language-using ability; that is, they can put words into their webs to communicate information.

Words like: "SOME PIG..."

or "Crispy", just before the blues and reds ambush the megalos. Someone needs to bring graham crackers and chocolate bars.
Keybounce wrote:

Even if it originally was 23-skidoo, it might now be some sort of "23 spidews send thread (spidew thread. Why would you assume an orbiting planetoid?) up into the sky as a group, and it lands in an adjacent hex doing massive damage to the creatures in there that are not under rock cover" or something.

Wouldn't "23-skidoo" suggest the ability to escape a hex off-turn? To bug-out, if you will.
strange7person wrote:
wih wrote:
Dewey the Signamancer wrote:
I find this image very fascinating. Its interesting to see which things weigh most heavily on Don's mind, what has shaped his thinking the most. Ponzi's betrayal is at the root of his entire way of thinking. It seems to have hit him hard. Equally hard is the death of Stately who seems to have replaced Bea as the Royal whose death in the fight against Toolism has changed him. In comparison Stanley is barely worth any consideration. Charlescomm and the possibility that Jillian has betrayed him is tearing him up as is his worry over the loyalty of his units and their concerns. :tv:


I also find it interesting that Stanley is also the only person in the image who is happy.

Stanley's the only unambiguous enemy, which is what makes his witless joy so galling.


Actually, what may be most galling is that out of the cast of characters in his mind's eye (still alive), the only one that he can trust is Stanley. Trust, as in "I know who is being honest with me, and I know where I stand." That is galling.

Edit: ninja'd, of course.