Book 3 - Page 231

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Book 3 - Page 231
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Can't have prison without sexual harassment, poor Ansom.
Anomynous 167 wrote:
There is that, and her name Lazarus is often used in Sci Fi for plot devices that make dead stuff not dead. The Risen Empire (by Scott Westerfeld) and Mass Effect 2 come to mind.

There's a reason for that you know! "Lazar" is the Latin word for "laser," and "-us" is a Latin suffix meaning "reverse," so it means "opposite of laser," and since lasers make you dead, the opposite of lasers make you alive.
WarFAN wrote:
- He kept Jillian alive, which is important for him for his own mystic reasons related to his war versus Fate.


Alternately, it might be a by-product of Faq's "Deal Of A Lifetime" with Charlie, either as originally crafted or as modified by the codicil that got Jillian to sign. At a minimum, Charlie pledged "funds to rebuild Faq, and swear a lifetime oath never to attack it, or disclose its location, or aid any side in disturbing it"; however, if Brother Labeler was sharp, Charlie might well have had further obligations to active assistance of the defense of Faq. It even seems likely that contract's language might have obliged him to help provide Queen Jillian with some of the funds for the second rebuilding of Faq.

Though in that case... Transylvito just grabbed something that Charlie may be contractually obligated to take back. That's likely to annoy him.

Then again, Transylvito routinely sacked Carport for funds. If Charlie has an obligation to spend money for Faq every time it needs rebuilding, and Transylvito starts using Faq the way they'd used Carport, that would seem likely to really annoy him.
Gyrate wrote:
The reference to dream-Stanley being decrypted from only his head reminds me of a long-held niggle:

How bad must Bogroll's remains have been, that Wanda couldn't decrypt him yet could decrypt an entire army killed by an erupting volcano? Because I'm pretty sure being immersed in hot lava doesn't leave much behind either.

(And yes, I realize that Bogroll remains would have been flushed down the lava-territory post-mortem as well).


It is a world where falling from a mount off a mount 1000 feet in air, and falling off a mount only 2 feet in air you can be either ok or incapacitated or dead.

In real life we have some bodies preserved from eruption destroying Pompei, meanwhile if you intend it you can make sure no body is left when you burn a corpse (you cut apart in smaller pieces and use hot fire). Part of difference is whether oxygen gets to all the corpse pieces to for example turn the carbon into carbon dioxide. (No oxygen/oxidising and much more stuff can remain)

The smaller chunks of ash raining down on victims after passing though atmosphere and radiating heat are much cooler than the molten lava in middle of volcano.
The answer could be intent. Just like lightly tapping a dwagon with intent to harvest it instantly croaks it, it could be that "destroying a body" is a thing units can do by deciding that's what they're doing. So even though it looks like the volcano did far more destructive things than the troops who burned Bogroll's body, the volcano merely croaked the units whereas the burned body was destroyed, for mechanics purposes.
Gyrate wrote:
The reference to dream-Stanley being decrypted from only his head reminds me of a long-held niggle:

How bad must Bogroll's remains have been, that Wanda couldn't decrypt him yet could decrypt an entire army killed by an erupting volcano? Because I'm pretty sure being immersed in hot lava doesn't leave much behind either.

(And yes, I realize that Bogroll remains would have been flushed down the lava-territory post-mortem as well).



Honestly i think there is a game mechanic that lets people destroy a body so that it can't be used for decryption as we see in this page
http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%202/182

They burned King Slately‘s body so he couldn't go the way of Ossomer
Luitz wrote:
dewtell wrote:
And yeah, Vinny would have been the one to croak the jailer, as part of taking the garrison, since Ansom wouldn't have a weapon handy while still a prisoner.


However, that's the exact way he had been thinking on how to escape with the other jailer; take their pike and stab them with it. Although, that was with the one that literally kept poking the Warlord ten times her level.


Yeah, but by the point of rescue, Ansom had already decided not to do that. And Yongsan wouldn't try to use his weapon on Ansom unless he had orders to kill the prisoner rather than let him be rescued, which we've seen no sign of. I think it's got to be Vinny, at which point he returns Ansom's sword to him as part of repatriation.
Frogpop wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:
Charlie's contract explicitly labels Jillian as "Queen Jillian Banhammer".

Fair enough. Zamussles as a nom de guerre then, possibly created in the good old days to help hide the bubble kingdom while she was out mercing.

If I hadn't been using Anomynous 167 on and off for the past decade on various forums, I would totally make "Om Nom de Guerre" my user name.
CDS wrote:
I used to really dislike Jillian but now I love her unconditionally and without question even though it goes against both my better judgement and self interest.

. . . Join us. . .


I still hate Jillian, because I find her boring. She's got some fun stuff going on, but due to the scope of the comic, those interesting things have been back-burnered.

In fact, I cannot fathom why people like her even a little bit. I'm gathering it had something to do with the events of Book 0? I never finished that.
Billy_Snuggles wrote:
I still hate Jillian, because I find her boring. She's got some fun stuff going on, but due to the scope of the comic, those interesting things have been back-burnered.

In fact, I cannot fathom why people like her even a little bit. I'm gathering it had something to do with the events of Book 0? I never finished that.
And I don't get why people hate her. I mean, I read the complaints about her, but none of that makes her hate-worthy in my opinion. At best, it warrants mild annoyance. I just don't care about Jillian.