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JadedDragoon wrote:
Silverfox wrote:
Hmm. First, can Bunny even Be decrypted after being completely taken apart by the badness spell??
Second, loved seeing "Steve" with an AK, just loved it. And third, has anyone confirmed the person on the lower left of the last panel is/isn't Digdug??

Edit: To quote the late great Robin Williams, tell them the TRUUUUTH. That Jilbats was going to attack was a good deduction, not assumption, on all parts. We the readers were even lead to believe that, and I'm sure Deadpool would agree, but misinfo now would make it so much worse than the honest admission that he was wrong.


On the subject of Bunny being decryptable? We have no idea. The corpses that remained after the uncroaking of the volcano at the First Battle of Gobwin Knob were mince meat... but they decrypted well enough. But that was just physical. This badness spell... it unwove Bunny's very identity. In Erfworld and identity is rather clearly more than just electrical impulses in the brain.

Really we have no specific reason to claim that she can't be decrypted... but we can't fully say for sure that she can either because there is a special circumstance involved. It's a case of "assume you can till proven otherwise." I think it would be extra terrible if they decrypted her but only got a mindless husk. What in the hell would Caesar do with that? But it would provide the most solid evidence yet, from a viewer perspective, that the decrypted are the same person they were before they croaked.

And I agree that rationally it was a good deduction even without the psy-ops Parson and Jack were running from their dungeon cell. But people aren't always rational. If you are emotionally invested and there is enough information that you could come to a different conclusion if a few details were to slip your mind... it's pretty easy at that point to come to the irrational conclusion Parson has been taking Transelvito for a ride. Some people are stronger against the temptation to deceive themselves than others... but none are immune to it.

How's it all gonna go down when Bunny is uncroaked (or attempted to be, at least) I dunno... but I'm expecting it to be dramatic.


They're just electrical impulses in Strings?
CDS wrote:
I also think having two books end with GK burning something to the ground might get a bit repetitive. :D:D

Twice is repetitive - three times is a theme! 1&2 both ended in fire...
RumpusImperator wrote:
Polvane the eraser wrote:
And yeah, this update confirms a side can exist without a capital site.

If that's true, why did Wanda go barbarian when Goodminton (the capital)fell?

Goodminton the side had no cities at all left at that point. Faq still has the non-capital cities of Otoh and Kibo. I presume Caesar expects Faq the side to stop existing once Vinny captures both of those.

Metallicat wrote:
Wanda had no treasury, apart perhaps from a tiny amount in her purse. Not enough to support multiple stacks.

That wouldn't've caused auto-disbandment until the start of her next turn, when upkeep was due.

Anomynous 167 wrote:
Parson and Jack aren't talking, they are subvocalising. Parson and Jack "hear" each other by watching each-other's mouth movements.

No, only Parson is subvocalising (and Jack is watching his throat). Communication the other way is by Jack placing his voice in Parson's ear; something that Benjamin was apparently able to notice.
greyknight wrote:

Anomynous 167 wrote:
Parson and Jack aren't talking, they are subvocalising. Parson and Jack "hear" each other by watching each-other's mouth movements.

No, only Parson is subvocalising (and Jack is watching his throat). Communication the other way is by Jack placing his voice in Parson's ear; something that Benjamin was apparently able to notice.

So that's why Parson's lines are whispery italics, while Jack's are thinkamancy-bold.
Guys, you can't burn down the magic kingdom. dirtamancers can put out fires.
Sir Dr D wrote:
Guys, you can't burn down the magic kingdom. dirtamancers can put out fires.

But isn't that the point? While the Dirtamancers are putting out the fires, they can't fire the guns. Classic dilemma. Save the innocents, or stop the villains? (The villains in this case being Gobwin Knob)
JadedDragoon wrote:
Belrodes wrote:


The suggestion spell has little to do with betrayal, since it was explicitly stated that the spell couldn't command betrayal. I also assumed that the spell was cast during the interrogation, not before Jillian's capture. I don't know when such a spell could have been cast before the two met in the dungeon, since it's not like Stanley's chief caster spent a lot of time hanging around the RCC.

...snip...


I believe the implication is that the suggestion spell was placed on Jillian around the time Faq fell... when Wanda was a unit of Faq as well. It's implied that they had a romantic fling through Banhammer's second Faq (from the Deal of a Lifetime till Faq's destruction at the hands of Stanley).



I believe the suggestion spell was cast in the last frame of http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/30. Wanda's reference to "the very hard way" and her casting an unknown spell from her private stash both point to this being the moment (because if this spell isn't the suggestion spell, it would never be referred to again in-comic, which would make it really pointless). So it doesn't go back to the days of FAQ.
Will anyone try to burn down the mk?? Ah Master Bitterleaf, when in doubt.....
Sir Dr D wrote:
Guys, you can't burn down the magic kingdom. dirtamancers can put out fires.

That's the beauty of it: They can't, not without first taking uncontested control of the magick kingdom. If just one fire escapes control, they'd have to form a grand barbarian alliance and drive off or destroy all sided casters (along with any dissenters, or indeed, slowcoaches) before they could even attempt to fight it.
Yeah, that does look like a good candidate for the mind control spell. But I suspect that Wanda has been doing this sort of thing to Jillian for a long time. I think Banhammer would have allowed it, or even encouraged it, given how...volatile Jillian's relationship with the rest of the court was.

When Wanda is (not exactly) explaining her degree of control over Jillian's actions, there seems to be an implication of an ongoing process or work in progress. The same is true of the interrogation scene just before Wanda uses that scroll. Like this isn't the first time she's done this to Jillian personally. And while I guess a lot of that is their little dungeon game....

Eh, it could all be the dungeon game. They have a pretty messed up relationship.