Book 3 - Page 241

Seeing it coming

Book 3 - Page 241
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What's going to happen with the Plyers if Wanda did croak? Charlie didn't care about it when they were in the hands of the RCC, now now he's seen what they can do with an Attuned wielder...
Whispri wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:
Whispri wrote:
I find it interesting that they are escorting Wanda up on her own. Why not bring her up with the others? Why does she alone, juiceless, friendless, tool-less, warrant an entire stack of heavily armed guards? Why is she more of a threat than a level eight warlord? It's possible that it's a ceremonial thing I suppose, but... they didn't let her speak in her own defence either. It seems that they fear her, even now. Is she really that dangerous?

Yes. They can leave nothing to chance. They're not letting Lilith stall for time. We're talking about the woman who managed to decrypt Marie with no pliers, and while still prisoner.

I find it interesting that they're not killing all the decrypted at once, and then getting Wanda.

They don't know about Marie's decryption. Also she did use the pliers for that. And you know, there's being careful and there's acting like she's level twenty.

They're probably planning to make her watch them die.

There's this one guy that knows of her decryption. And there's no way she could have used the pliers to decrypt Marie, to do that would require someone to smuggle them in to Wanda, and we all know nothing gets past Roger!
Knavigator wrote:
What's going to happen with the Plyers if Wanda did croak? Charlie didn't care about it when they were in the hands of the RCC, now now he's seen what they can do with an Attuned wielder...

Charlie cared plenty about the pliers before they were handed to Wanda, he just wasn't willing to go to war with Jetstone over them. Back in Book 1 Parson gambled with the pliers to prevent Charlie from attacking Gobwin Knob.
Anomynous 167 wrote:

There's this one guy that knows of her decryption. And there's no way she could have used the pliers to decrypt Marie, to do that would require someone to smuggle them in to Wanda, and we all know nothing gets past Roger!


What are you talking about? Janis smuggled Pliers in the Stashe to Wanda, who used them to decrypt everyone in the hex, Claud, Ivan and Marie. :D

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/221

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/222

Yeah, they don't know but they'll find out soon.
youngstormlord wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:

There's this one guy that knows of her decryption. And there's no way she could have used the pliers to decrypt Marie, to do that would require someone to smuggle them in to Wanda, and we all know nothing gets past Roger!


What are you talking about? Janis smuggled Pliers in the Stashe to Wanda, who used them to decrypt everyone in the hex, Claud, Ivan and Marie. :D

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/221

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/222

Yeah, they don't know but they'll find out soon.

His point is that, from the free casters's perspective, it probably looks like Wanda decrypted Marie without 'Pliers.
Anomynous 167 wrote:
I find it interesting that they're not killing all the decrypted at once, and then getting Wanda.
Tiax wrote:
So either there is normal rock under the bedrock, or we just saw dirtamancy used on the normally impervious bedrock.

Or Ivan has a hammerspace supply of bedrock.

Obviously, if it's coming out of the bedrock then it must be flint stone.
I don't wanna be too off-topic, so: I love that Joe Dirt is one of the executioners.

Knavigator wrote:

Also, this is a useless question since not knowing the answer presupposes that I won't see the answer, but how do you find out if someone quoted you or just generally jump to specific posts on this forum? Seems like the only thing it lets you do is jump to threads starting on either page 1 or wherever the unread posts start. Which is almost, but not quite, entirely unlike a useful feature...


It would be a pain to code that because it means keeping track of where a user last was in every thread they view.


This forum already does that, it's called "last unread". It's pretty useful if you just want to pick up where you left off (assuming you didn't skip pages, since "last" is taken very literally here - if you skip to the end of the thread, it won't drag you back to an earlier page, it's not that smart). The problem is, if the thread is 10+ pages, "last unread" isn't gonna help you much unless you enjoy wasting your time. Or just like reading stuff. Hey, more power to ya

But coding the forum to find people who quoted you is fairly doable. Maybe not easy, since it depends on what BBS platform you're using. But it comes down to calling the post ID. Post IDs are a pretty standard forum feature - every post has its own ID, which can be easily linked to. Even this forum can do that. Utilizing that as a means to reach a quoted post is pretty straightforward. In some forums, you might notice that quotes have active username links. So that "So-and-So said..." is actually a direct link to that user's original post, or just their profile depending on the desired behavior. The forum can automatically use this simple code to identify and then notify users when they're quoted, and send them a link that leads directly to that new post. The forum doesn't need to know the user's post history or reading history to do this, just the post ID.

Post IDs can be utilized even more trivially in a user's post history list, to send you directly to that post instead of just dumping you into page 1 of that thread (or the final page, or the last unread page). But it depends on the desired behavior.

But I'm gonna try atteSmythe's notification suggestion. I think that will probably make the whole thing moot.
youngstormlord wrote:
Anomynous 167 wrote:

There's this one guy that knows of her decryption. And there's no way she could have used the pliers to decrypt Marie, to do that would require someone to smuggle them in to Wanda, and we all know nothing gets past Roger!


What are you talking about? Janis smuggled Pliers in the Stashe to Wanda, who used them to decrypt everyone in the hex, Claud, Ivan and Marie. :D

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/221

http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%203/222

Yeah, they don't know but they'll find out soon.

Bold statement you're making, accusing a Grand Abbie of smuggling in contraband. If what you say is true, then Janis should be on the firing range.
Why would they assume Marie had been recently decrypted rather than a holdout that wasn't at the battle of Portal Park and has just been hiding since? The people in the park right now probably are sided or site working casters, so they wouldn't necessarily be privy to the top decisions and information (I mean, they're all assuming that decrypted have been declared OP whereas Janis seems pretty surprised they would assume that).

Besides, there hasn't been time for word to get back to the execution site, what with the GMTTA restricted in their scrying and all wanting to break so they could attend. That said, I imagine that they're going to have a good bit more reason to fear Wanda before this turn is over.
Freederick wrote:
Notice that Lilith is tied to a smooth, vertical stake, with no cap on top. And she is a flying unit. Think she'll be UP to something? :lol:


shackles/manacles/(perhaps rope bindings as well) cancel certain abilities, including flight
Guys, I've figured out how Jillian is gonna save Wanda.

Marie is going to reveal to Jillian that the Queen of Faq had the Arkenshoes all along. They were just stached right behind Jillian's ears.
The only reason no one questioned it is because everyone below her station didn't want to be the first to question their queen's head accessories (also they live in a world where King Dickie wears a crown of pants) (Cue photoshopped montage of pages with Jillian with shoes behind her ears).

edit: shit. I meant to put this post on the latest update.