Book 3 - Page 308

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Book 3 - Page 308
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neko wrote:

True - it's easy to hand wave them away as being somewhere else. But having them ALL deployed seems a little reckless. Too bad. I REALLY want to see what Skanks/Goyles can do, as they were described as having natural casting abilities similar to Archons. Shockamancy is an easy call, but what else?

My guess is that they're still there, but haven't figured out what's happening. That might change real fast.
neko wrote:
So an idle thought as I patiently wait for the next update...isn't Transylvito also supposed to have a bunch of Skanks and Goyles in the capital? In the CC/Bill update, it listed ~400 dolls which was about 65% of the TV-city defense force. The 2 in-resident warladies are Skyy and Cheri. There are a bunch of bats, which IIRC is ~200.

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book+1/180 -
Besides Warlords, Casters, Doombats and a few Men, the city was mainly defended by Dolls, Molls, Guard Goyles and Skanks. The Dolls and Molls were animated mannequins and statues, used as much for decoration as defense. The Goyles were flying infantry units with some natural casting abilities, like Archons. And like Archons, they were nearly all female. The Skanks were simply elite, knight-class Goyles.


Yeah, if the 409 golems + Bill equals about 65% of the defense of the capital, then about 220 units remain loyal to Transylvito. Given the 200 bats that were needed for Parson's gambit, 2 remaining casters (Ben and Vanna), and 2 warladies that we know of, that leaves around 16 unknown defender units unaccounted for. Those may be divided into Goyles and Skanks, or could be additional bats for all we know.
Since the Maggie Doll is a Charlescom unit now, with pseudo-scouting abilities, wouldn't that mean, were Charlie to pry its memories as Bunny did, Charlie would be able to find out that Parson and Jack had originally planned to croak Caesar?

Could the Arkendish review footage at the speed of Durkula?
Anomynous 167 wrote:
Since the Maggie Doll is a Charlescom unit now, with pseudo-scouting abilities, wouldn't that mean, were Charlie to pry its memories as Bunny did, Charlie would be able to find out that Parson and Jack had originally planned to croak Caesar?

Could the Arkendish review footage at the speed of Durkula?


Umm, yes, I think it could.

Maybe a better question: let's assume that you could not only extract the memories from bunny doll, but you could then put the feed of those memories into a think-a-gram.

In other words, imagine Charlie trying to talk to other people, and adding in a "let me show you what they were actually planning on doing" along with an unaltered copy of the memory feed from the doll.

But would Charlie want people to know that he could do this?
danixdefcon5 wrote:

Actually, Charlie had mastered the Xanatos Gambit up to a point. It's pretty obvious given the events that lead to the Battle of Portal Park: Charlie's Xanatos Gambit with the whole Big Game thing led to getting Parson turned to Charlescomm. He won the game. The only reason why that failed was because Fate is indeed playing Xanatos Speed Chess and thus is able to pull the rug from under Charlie.


Actually, Charlie lost because Jack is awesome and Charlie was too confident and didn't relay proper orders to his archons defending the portal.
How did Parson infer that CC also had a tower golem? The dialogue only ever mentions TV's tower, and the parley should easily have been (mis?)understood as between Bill/Charlie and Ben.

Seems like a wild jump to the 'They both have tower golems?' statement. Not to mention that it would be towers doing negotiations.
Something was said during the descent. Something we didn't see/hear.
Oh, right. There's two floors' worth of dialogue not shown; they could have been talking that whole time. Excuse my brainfart.
Zavh0mnic wrote:
So I was thinking about all the towers and then thought that the towers might be a unit which explains how other cities “popped” their towers and randomly just TOWER! happens much like the POP! Of units what if ace Maggie and Sizemore created a new unit hence the talking of thinkamancy being attached to strings but units have strings and the towers are simply units that are golems what I suspect is that much like parson’s “Special” characteristic the tower have that too so that’s how Jed could feed Maggie juice and save parson but calls it “unpaid” juice which opens up to fate which is stuff I don’t get yet. Then again what if parsons friends are playing the game as the rulers (this is absurd but arguable).Back to the towers and how they just started happening like tower to tower parley this adds that towers can even parley Shirley also makes Charlie do things that might save him in the future because leaving people on hold might make them have a get Charlie coatilition but I”m rambling towers and units though?


'S a weeeee bit late to respond to this now but welp. The Tutelaries/tower golems didn't just randomly pop. The Big Think (the minds of all the assassinated Thinkamancers surviving in Isaac's body due to the trance fusion) snapped over all the cheats recently pulled, which includes Maggie, Sizemore and Ace creating the first tower golem, a unit that's not a unit. So TBT ran off around the capitals awakening tower golems for each of them, in order to equalize the power imbalance that just one posed.
Is that Homer Simpson's stone head in panel 2?