Book 3 - Page 209

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Book 3 - Page 209
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Noobamancer wrote:
Slately and Stanley may disagree there.


Slately was moved by duty to the side. (protect the heir to make the side continued existance) and stanley is still a piker at the core, he still wants to poke things, which in his current position isn't good.
ManaCaster wrote:
Noobamancer wrote:

Slately and Stanley may disagree there.

Slately's side was already about to go down, and he was desperate to replace himself with someone worthier than him as his own sort of redemption.

Like Jillian, Stanley is Fate shielded, and he knows it. And even so, he does usually avoid combat, even though he would really like to involve himself.

We have no reason to believe Stanley is (or really, even thinks he is) Fate shielded. He's attuned, but that doesn't make him magically impervious to croaking, and I'm sure he realizes that. He even acknowledges it, albeit somewhat indirectly, when Parson makes the deal with Charlie re: Jillian.
Crisco wrote:

We have no reason to believe Stanley is (or really, even thinks he is) Fate shielded.

"I am the Titans' favorite son,"

"You can't croak me. The Titans want me to win!"
Vendanna wrote:
Noobamancer wrote:
Slately and Stanley may disagree there.


Slately was moved by duty to the side. (protect the heir to make the side continued existance) and stanley is still a piker at the core, he still wants to poke things, which in his current position isn't good.
Stanley's regular forays into battle are a great stratagem, the sort of thing which, if successful, could turn GK into a world-conquering quality side. All he needs to change is to remember to appoint an heir first :)
ManaCaster wrote:
Crisco wrote:

We have no reason to believe Stanley is (or really, even thinks he is) Fate shielded.

"I am the Titans' favorite son,"

"You can't croak me. The Titans want me to win!"

He talks a big game though, that's about it. He acknowledges his vulnerability too, albeit only to Hamster. He explicitly says "you were looking out for me," and if he genuinely believed himself invulnerable, that conversation would've gone significantly differently.
Crisco wrote:

He talks a big game though, that's about it. He acknowledges his vulnerability too, albeit only to Hamster. He explicitly says "you were looking out for me," and if he genuinely believed himself invulnerable, that conversation would've gone significantly differently.

We don't have word of a Predictamancer to confirm Stanley specifically is Fated, but those dwagons were pretty convenient.

And with Parson, we do have explicit confirmation that he's Fate shielded, and the Predictamancer said yeah, walking through Charlie's door is a bad idea.

According to Olive and Wanda, being Fated protects you, but it doesn't make you invincible. It'll settle for replacing you if it has to.
Also, directly after the battle for Gobwin Knob, Stanley was low on dwagons... And when Parson suggested to tame some new ones, Stanley shot the idea down because him going out there was *to dangerous* for the side.
Parson then suggested Archons scouting ahead of him to prevent ambushes, which Stanley accepted, but Stanley *refused* to just ride out without additional protection.

He might be more risk-friendly than other Rulers, but even he acknowledged that he should never leave home without an escort, and not enter battle nilly-whilly.
ManaCaster wrote:
Crisco wrote:

He talks a big game though, that's about it. He acknowledges his vulnerability too, albeit only to Hamster. He explicitly says "you were looking out for me," and if he genuinely believed himself invulnerable, that conversation would've gone significantly differently.

We don't have word of a Predictamancer to confirm Stanley specifically is Fated, but those dwagons were pretty convenient.

And with Parson, we do have explicit confirmation that he's Fate shielded, and the Predictamancer said yeah, walking through Charlie's door is a bad idea.

According to Olive and Wanda, being Fated protects you, but it doesn't make you invincible. It'll settle for replacing you if it has to.


The bubble faded around Wanda and was entirely a Foolamancy construction of the Jack-Marie-Maggie link-up.

Which is to say, yes, Wanda has a charmed life. It doesn't make her specially shielded under every circumstance. The whole thing with Sylvia should indicate that Fate tends to be less about having a noble "Grand Destiny" as opposed to being "Arbitrary As Fuck."

Such Arbitrary As Fuck Destinies can also apparently be spun wholecloth with magic. (Jojo's casting on Sylvia or the Summon Perfect Warlord spell.)
Lord Dominator wrote:
CDS wrote:
I'm not sure it has ever been stated that he can't ride mounts.
Page 174 has Vinny chuckle at the idea of Don "riding on to battle on anything, let alone a gwiffon. A megalo, maybe..."

So, even Erfworld units find the idea of Don riding a mount amusing. And given the size of those Megalowiff sky whales, I wouldn't be surprised if they could even carry heavy units.

Back in the update where we discover Parson has certain... weight problems, he specifically doesn't mount the strongest dwagon around, instead choosing to "Go Banana". This leaves enough possibility space for bigger mounts to be able to carry heavy units.
Man, oh man I should have been here for this discussion. This is the kind of page that would've made me lose my shit with speculation. I would have enjoyed defending Bunny and saying that the transcript would be completed off screen. I would be veredictos that she would defend GK during page 217. Or maybe I would panic thinking that the whole Alliance was doomed. Who knows. Either way, I'm sad I missed this.