Book 3 - Page 48

Book 3 - Page 48
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Wanda keeps her motivations very close to her chest, except when she's the third-person-limited narrator. Throughout most of the actual illustrated books, she seems to be little more than a misanthropic, spiteful, death-obsessed religious zealot. Book 0 and the occasional crack in her composure reveals that there is more to it than that, but the "ambitious, deranged fanatic" side of her is too predominant to be called a mere facade. For all the flack that Jillian gets (perhaps deservedly), Wanda's 'love' for Jillian as of book 3 has gone beyond "creepy abusive stalker" and into "Ted Bundy" territory. Her seeming devotion to Parson is nothing of the sort; there's been no evidence whatsoever that she likes Parson on a personal level or even finds him tolerable. She sees him as essentially a mechanism for fulfilling divine mandate, and her willingness to follow him (or let him continue living) will end at the precise moment she thinks he is in any way a threat to such prophetic fulfillment. To his credit, Parson realized this VERY early on - by the final page of Book 1, by my reckoning. He knows exactly how much of a threat Wanda is, he just isn't sure how to deal with her yet and can't afford to arouse her suspicions. I think Parson also believes (probably rightly) that Wanda will turn against Stanley long before she turns against him, Arkentool or no Arkentool.

Personally, I see Jack's personality change as ominous, not reassuring. He seems to be acting less like the lovably sad jester/poet that he was before, and more like a manifestation of Wanda's Freudian id, reminding her that she can seize control of her side any time she chooses, and she definitely seems to resent how Parson is using Ansom.

My personal prediction is that Wanda will try to sabotage Parson's efforts indirectly rather than challenging his authority directly, having learned from Stanley's mistake back in book 2. But I'm quite sure the long-simmering conflict between the two, long tamped down by Wanda loudly and frequently professing to trust Parson, is finally going to break out.
Yeah, this was kind of sad. Jack once called Wanda "a vessel cracked worse than me", and I think he still believes it. Only now thanks to decryption, he has sympathy for her rather than emotionally writing her off as a lost case.
Come to think of it, Wanda booping things up, her reliance on Fate and deferring decisions to Fate....it makes sense. All numbers must return to 0. We know that weird schticks that rely on Fate to generate Numbers cause twists to occur elsewhere.

All numbers must return to 0. Wanda having everything go wrong unless she goes ahead with Fate might not just be "you have a Fate, you must fulfill it", or "we all must follow our fate or it'll be harder", but an extension of that fact that she owes a lot of numbers to a very long-away 0, and Fate has to take them any chance it can get.
Wanda is so deep in debt with Fate that only the Perfect Warlord can help her.

Parson might be more of a player now* but Fate is the DM (or GM), and it is using loaded dice. :D

We know Luck doesn't look far for numbers to steal. Wanda owes billions.

*though IMO he needs to be looking into what his cities are popping but tangent
No one in particular wrote:
Looks like it was just a green-skinned twoll after all. Good to have that tiny bit of speculation cleared up!




Which leaves place for more specultaion: Where does that twoll come from?

https://wiki.erfworld.com/Rebuild

We know from Book 1's epilogues that they needed tho raze and rebuild cities to have them pop GK's unit types... so was this twoll popped there by some unknown mechanic or what? Are they natural allies that you can pop in any city you control?
It's been a couple of turns. I suppose a twoll would be rather quick unit to pop, seeing as they are the quintessential general minion type.

Besides, wasn't the city rebuilt? or at least modified?
Fabo wrote:
It's been a couple of turns. I suppose a twoll would be rather quick unit to pop, seeing as they are the quintessential general minion type.

Besides, wasn't the city rebuilt? or at least modified?



The damages were repaired but it is still the same city with the atrium and all, it doesn't appear to have been razed and it wasn't mentionned either.

Yes twolls might be easy to pop, but if they are not on the city list of popable units...
╒╦╧╬╩╦╦╛ wrote:
Fabo wrote:
It's been a couple of turns. I suppose a twoll would be rather quick unit to pop, seeing as they are the quintessential general minion type.

Besides, wasn't the city rebuilt? or at least modified?



The damages were repaired but it is still the same city with the atrium and all, it doesn't appear to have been razed and it wasn't mentionned either.

Yes twolls might be easy to pop, but if they are not on the city list of popable units...


It seems rather likely that the column of ground troops Ansom had been leading towards the capital had some groups of stragglers/reinforcements following them but lagging behind a turn or two. For that matter, the twolls might have been popped at one of the Jetstone cities GWK razed and rebuilt before reaching Spacerock, and transferred there to bolster the defenses and serve as lackeys.
seasalt wrote:


It seems rather likely that the column of ground troops Ansom had been leading towards the capital had some groups of stragglers/reinforcements following them but lagging behind a turn or two. For that matter, the twolls might have been popped at one of the Jetstone cities GWK razed and rebuilt before reaching Spacerock, and transferred there to bolster the defenses and serve as lackeys.


All of them interesting theories, I hope we get to know which one is correct...

I for one am still hoping for surprise parenthood for Stanley due the Spacerock's heir production continuing :P
Corrupt User wrote:
For those that want the medium summary of Wanda's issues...
Warning, really is a spoiler.
Spoiler: show
Wanda is popped by her home side. Predictamancer knows about (some) of Wanda's Fate, she's destined to work for another unit, a Florist. Wanda wants to stick to her own side, even if it means fighting Fate. Fate wins, and destroys everyone Wanda loved.

Wanda initially refuses to turn to the other side (in spite of being Barbarian at this point), and not even turns of torture turn her. So the Florist gives her a hero bud, or for women, a heroine bud. This eventually breaks her, and once again she suffers for defying fate. Thus the flower on her crest.

While in the magic kingdom Marie Lavrie and Jack Snipe bump into Wanda. Marie discovers another of Wanda's fates; she'll cause the capital of FAQ and its king to fall. So they hatch a plan to save the side when that happens, which involves popping Jillian. Jillian and Wanda's Fate end up intertwined.

Bunch more stuff happens, but by this time Wanda is clearly broken. Jillian fulfills some of her own Fate (the hard way), but both she and Wanda are addicted to the buds. So they hatch a deal with Charlie to remove the buds' influence from their minds, which I'm calling MethodOne, but it's implied that Charlie damages Wanda's mind.

Wanda ends up in FAQ, and the end of book 1 explains the rest from there.


I have a correction to this, contained in spoiler below.
Spoiler: show
Wanda bumps into Jack and Marie while she is still with Goodminton. It was on one of her errands to the MK during her fight against Haffaton. It was very early in her life, leading Marie to go tight-lipped and say they weren't supposed to meet yet. It's implied that this very moment is when Marie sees her Prediction of Wanda bringing down FAQ, leading Marie to go back and tell Banhammer to pop an Heir. Or it's possible she'd already had the Prediction and Jillain was already alive/being popped. But in either event, it was during the Goodminton days, not Haffaton days.