Book 3 - Page 32 - Agreement With Charlescomm, Page 3

Book 3 - Page 32 - Agreement With Charlescomm, Page 3
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What...basically 6k to upgrade how many stabbers (basic infantry probably, advanced maybe) to Knight status?
OneHugeTuck wrote:
What...basically 6k to upgrade how many stabbers (basic infantry probably, advanced maybe) to Knight status?


Probably a couple of pikers/lancers in there, as well as a warlord, and he could only promote those that had been freed in the fight, so we might be able to get a range based on the amount of units returned, and work back from there.
6000 doesn't seem like all that much. However, it is likely those units had their upkeep rates skyrocket.
ManaCaster wrote:
Actually, it pretty much is confirmed: https://wiki.erfworld.com/LIAB_Epilogue_20

The Turnamancer needs to be present.


Vanna had worked to accelerate the popping process in Faq, and could finish the job when they got home.

That seems to specifically suggest that it's a two casting process. Once at production start, and again at popping time. That's a better method than anything else I'd heard speculated, too.

Since it had been pretty explicitly stated that Vanna would reduce the popping time from 60 turns to 40 turns, and every other mention of Turnamancy speeding followed the same 2/3 math, it seemed doubtful that there was daily casting required, or any variables at all. My speculation had been that it was a single casting at start, with a juice cost relative to the number of turns saved (which is still possible I suppose), and then the Turnamancer had to still be on the side or allied for the full duration of production or the spell would break.

I suppose there's still nothing stopping a contractor from coming from the Magic Kingdom to start the job and going home or taking other jobs until it's time to finish. It doesn't seem completely broken in that any non-Capital jobs will have a travel time and risks. Clients might be concerned about ensuring the contractor returns, but they can probably pay more for long term upkeep if they'd like them to stick around.
Erroneous radish in Spacerock has been fixed.
Reading this thread, I really feel like people are kind of overestimating Charlie's capabilities. True, he's been painted as the primary antagonist at this point and is surely a powerful foe, but I'm really surprised more people haven't brought up the idea that Charlie's "stick" threat was simply a big ol' bluff. (Actually, I've always thought there was a very decent chance that his threat to Haggar was a bluff as well...though that will likely never be confirmed or denied.)

Let's not forget what happened the last two times Charlie declared to Parson that he had won and that Parson was doomed. If you ask me, Charlie is clearly quite afraid of Parson. He calls him "the single most dangerous being in Erfworld", and is well aware that said being views him as an enemy. If you're Charlie, at this point can you really be sure that ANY plan you make, ANY strike you initiate, no matter how much money or how many Archons are involved, will succeed against such a foe? He projects absolute confidence when talking to Parson, but I highly doubt this confidence is real. Contrast this what he says when he talks to Jillian; despite his clear efforts to ensure the defeat of GK at Spacerock, he seems quite certain that GK will somehow prevail anyway.

I think the reason Charlie is protecting Jillian in this way now (as opposed to before, when he clearly didn't really care one way or another what happened with her) can be summed up with one word: Decryption. My theory is that for some reason, Jillian's Decryption, and subsequent release from her Deal of a Lifetime, is something Charlie absolutely cannot accept for some reason. Perhaps he believes it will overturn the lobotomy, and/or that there is something about him Jillian knows that Jack doesn't. It's already hinted (IMO) that the true "secret that was compromised [as a result of Decryption]" that Charlie mentions to Jillian is not the intelligence revealed by the Archons, but Jack's knowledge of Charlie's past. Did Jack himself ever learn about Charlie's drug dependency? It doesn't seem like it; it wasn't brought up in Parson's conversation with Jack, after all.

Anyway, that's my two cents. I'm sure Charlie will try to screw Parson over with this contract somehow, but I'm equally sure Parson will find a way to turn it around on Charlie. Look forward to seeing where it goes.
Since it seems to have slipped by everyone, here a littile word of titan from the IRC quote of the moment sidebar on the front page so to speak:

Quote:
[RobTitan] I didn't read the whole reactions thread for the contract. Did anyone pick up on the joke in Charlie's signature?
[Red] I don't think so.
[RobTitan] Wow I don't normally stealth one by the whole crowd.
[Red] I looked at it a few times wondering if there was something to it.
[RobTitan] It's the logo for Charlie perfume
[Red] Like the internet knows anything about smelling good.


Probably explains why Charlie's signature felt slightly feminine to me...
Carl wrote:
Since it seems to have slipped by everyone, here a littile word of titan from the IRC quote of the moment sidebar on the front page so to speak:

Quote:
[RobTitan] I didn't read the whole reactions thread for the contract. Did anyone pick up on the joke in Charlie's signature?
[Red] I don't think so.
[RobTitan] Wow I don't normally stealth one by the whole crowd.
[Red] I looked at it a few times wondering if there was something to it.
[RobTitan] It's the logo for Charlie perfume
[Red] Like the internet knows anything about smelling good.


Probably explains why Charlie's signature felt slightly feminine to me...


Hooray for internet fame, however minor!
Carl wrote:
Since it seems to have slipped by everyone, here a littile word of titan from the IRC quote of the moment sidebar on the front page so to speak:

Quote:
[RobTitan] I didn't read the whole reactions thread for the contract. Did anyone pick up on the joke in Charlie's signature?
[Red] I don't think so.
[RobTitan] Wow I don't normally stealth one by the whole crowd.
[Red] I looked at it a few times wondering if there was something to it.
[RobTitan] It's the logo for Charlie perfume
[Red] Like the internet knows anything about smelling good.


Probably explains why Charlie's signature felt slightly feminine to me...


But somebody did point it out ... unfortunately that thread is ten pages long and I don't have the time to dig up who it was. I remember because I was sort of kicking myself for not catching it even though it was vaguely familiar.
Carl wrote:
Since it seems to have slipped by everyone, here a littile word of titan from the IRC quote of the moment sidebar on the front page so to speak:

Quote:
[RobTitan] I didn't read the whole reactions thread for the contract. Did anyone pick up on the joke in Charlie's signature?
[Red] I don't think so.
[RobTitan] Wow I don't normally stealth one by the whole crowd.
[Red] I looked at it a few times wondering if there was something to it.
[RobTitan] It's the logo for Charlie perfume
[Red] Like the internet knows anything about smelling good.


Probably explains why Charlie's signature felt slightly feminine to me...


No, somebody did catch it and point it out but that thread is 10 pages long and I don't have time right now to dig it up. If it helps (anyone who wants to search for it), they linked to a Google Image search by way of explanation.