Book 3 - Page 61

Book 3 - Page 61
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WarFAN wrote:
Lipkin wrote:
Maybe Bunny revealed to the Prince Thinkamancy secrets to allow him to take out Don, The Great Minds found out, and not only labeled her a baddie, but forced her to croak the Prince to stop the secret from leaking. Don, thinking that Bunny killed the Prince to save him, trusts her implicitly now.


A very good hypothesis, but I fail to see how could use Ponzi those secrets without being a Caster himself. Knowing magic secrets seems a bit superfluous when you can´t use them.

Maybe Bunny treasoned Ponzi, who was counting on her?


But that would go against the Singamancy of Ponzi's name, Him Betraying her leaving her without a Lover, and without the The Great Minds..she only one place to go.
Ashendant wrote:
Spicymancer wrote:
On a related note, as cash strapped as Transylvito seems to have been recently, I wonder if Dolls cost in upkeep?
Magical units still have upkeep, through I remember it being stated to be lower than a unit
Nothing at all has been stated about the upkeep of magical units. What we do have is this:
Uncroaked: Stanley jokes that they're "cheap to feed", and when the Decrypted are created, nobody is surprised that they have zero upkeep; this suggests (but doesn't explicitly confirm) that Uncroaked have no upkeep
Golems: The golems created by Maxwell were said to have "the upkeep of a Warlord" but nothing at all is said about what a normal golem may have for upkeep.
There's no firm cannon on magical units, so you're not remembering correctly.
Lovely end to the chapter, beautiful artwork accompanying it. The careful use of body language was pretty emotive too, very well written.
0beron wrote:
Nothing at all has been stated about the upkeep of magical units...

...Golems: The golems created by Maxwell were said to have "the upkeep of a Warlord" but nothing at all is said about what a normal golem may have for upkeep.
There's no firm cannon on magical units, so you're not remembering correctly.


Parson strongly implies that golems have upkeep in his guns vs butter thoughts on how to use Sizemore / Ace: https://wiki.erfworld.com/Hvs.tCF_43
Remembering that part of the upkeep of units is feeding them (which has its own associated cost) it could be that magical constructs require no food, but require upkeep, thus have a much lower upkeep total.
This update becomes a bit more interesting on the Caesar end when you put it in the context of Page 38.
http://archives.erfworld.com/Book+3/38

According to Vinny, FAQ would be easy to conquer, except TV lacks smuckers to bribe the giants. If Caesar can sack Carphone, it's just a matter of waiting for Jillian to leave and they can easily crush FAQ. Or else gather more units and do it the hard way, with her in it.

I figure there's 2 ways it could go down:
1) Caesar is ordered to FAQ to replace Vinny as liason. He takes the opportunity to conquer FAQ with some doombats, spinning off a new side. Most of TV's warlords then defect to the new side, leaving TV unable to effectively retaliate.
2) Caesar deposes the Don with Bunny's help. His first move as overlord is to move against FAQ using Vinny's plan.

I think any move against FAQ, that does not begin within FAQ is doomed to fail via major Charlie backhand. Although there is always a slim chance it was actually Albert that Charlie cared about.
Don King is taking it as a given that "The Titans want a Royal!" I say "Not necessarily!" like the guy from the cartoons does.
The Titans might have at first wanted all Royals on the seats of power. But as they realized that their game was stagnating, they realized "Hey, let's mix things up a bit... Overlords! Regular soldiers promoted to heirs!"
I'd just like to get on the Caesar hypetrain for a moment:

Ever since his text-update after book 1 I have really liked Caesar. There's just something extremely badass about someone who can be sent into a trap with insufficient forces and still win, literally hacking down the last of the garrison by himself and just refusing to die. This update justifies my faith. He's turned around what everyone saw as the doom of Transilvito into a winning situation. While he's not great strategist he's obviously a really excellent tactician and, more importantly perhaps, has the personal power and skill to cut his way out of any ambush or trap. It's one thing to plan a battle with strategy and logistics but you also need to win it and that's what he can do.

I kind of feel unless he is killed off he could be important to either side.
Alternate explanation for Bunny's Baddie status:

She supported Ponzi. Ponzi lost. Don was pretty upset with her about that, to put it mildly.

She planted in him the unimpeachable idea that she was absolutely loyal, so he wouldn't croak her.

That's a no-no among tGMtTA.
That's a neat theory!

If that's the case, Don's confidence about being able to handle Caesar is very misplaced.