Book 3 - Page 199

A Benny saved is a Benny earned

Book 3 - Page 199
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Unchuckle wrote:
My theory is that Parson subvocalized a question to the bracer, which he knew would display a 100% certainty, and overwrote the answer Ben was going to see?


That's better than the only thing I could think of, which was that he was going to say something like "ah shit you got me" but then thought of redirecting the question to the bracer at the last second. XD
Unchuckle wrote:
My theory is that Parson subvocalized a question to the bracer, which he knew would display a 100% certainty, and overwrote the answer Ben was going to see?

If Parson can actually do that, it doesn't really undermine his claim that the bracer is intrinsically his. That would mean it listens to him even if he doesn't have it.
Ozamataz Buckshank wrote:
If Parson can actually do that, it doesn't really undermine his claim that the bracer is intrinsically his. That would mean it listens to him even if he doesn't have it.



Yea, I thought about that. We've seen no evidence of items being used without direct contact to them. But we have seen plenty of uses of Parson subvocalizing to the bracer.
Unchuckle wrote:
Ozamataz Buckshank wrote:
If Parson can actually do that, it doesn't really undermine his claim that the bracer is intrinsically his. That would mean it listens to him even if he doesn't have it.

Yea, I thought about that. We've seen no evidence of items being used without direct contact to them. But we have seen plenty of uses of Parson subvocalizing to the bracer.

But then why would he even try? If it works, that means he's right and Ben's question would come up affirmative anyway.
Ozamataz Buckshank wrote:
But then why would he even try? If it works, that means he's right and Ben's question would come up affirmative anyway.


I suppose what I'm saying is that it could be possible that anyone can use items without touching them. Maybe it's another example of Parson thinking outside the box. Perhaps that's why he was hesitant to tell Ben to ask the bracer. Beats me, just thinking out loud
Inst wrote:
Alternately, if Charlescomm has such a ridiculous amount of resources available to it, why doesn't Charlie get a hold of his own Summon Perfect Warlord spell? Is it because the spell is too controlled by fate for him to risk it? Or because Charlescomm eschews warlords to minimize risks to its hierarchy?

What we've seen suggests that the last time he was involved in the casting of one, it incurred some manner of immense Fate debt as part of the casting cost. Casting yet another might make for a further Fate expense so large as to be almost immediately ruinous.
Those must have been some truly terrible odds.
David Hunt wrote:
My best guess as to the result is that it was a high number that was less than 1.00. There are ways that the bracer could get back to Parson without Benny dying. It's just that the ways involving his death tend to be simpler.


That is my assumption as well. Benny doesn't need to die for it to get back to Parson. He just needs to lose an arm or have the item stolen.

That being said "Benny Franchise" made me groan. Of course that's his name. Damnit Rob.
I probably should have asked this long ago. What's the meaning of "Benny Franchise"?
keybounce wrote:
I probably should have asked this long ago. What's the meaning of "Benny Franchise"?

He's visually based upon Benjamin Franklin. A founding father of America, he's featured on the 100 dollar bill. So, he's a Moneymancer. A franchise is when a company grants the license to an individual or group to market its products. So, big companies often deal in franchises.

Thus, Benny Franchise.