Book 5 - Prologue 23

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Book 5 - Prologue 23
Comic - Book 5 - Page 23

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Bandaid wrote:
Paige:"Because I do not have enemies and I do not want enemies. Also screw the Titans, they are a bunch of liars anyway."


She has tons of enemies. They kill everyone who even gets close to the island. Shes already pretty violent, she just isn't expansionist.
Templar wrote:
It's nice to see the site updating again, and I am digging this exchange between a Tower that sees its duty a certain way, and its Chief, who long ago traded her sword for a plowshare.

No no, she kept the sword. She's holding it right now.

But her preferred weapon is the Type Writer.
Is this the first time a Tutelary has mentioned the Titans? I can't think of any others offhand. And he admitted that he doesn't know why the Titans do things, which I think is definitely a first.
I think Sugar would benefit from a discussion with Parson on the subject of how to win in a multiplayer environment.
Well, we know that Hippiemancers can help the war effort, through defenses and poisons and stuff.

But, is that things not being as they should be, according to Sugar, or not?

I wonder if Sugar is also a metaphor, in its nutritional value. You eat it, and you get energy, you eat too much, you get fat...

That could be a bit deeper...
ErebusVonMori wrote:
I think Sugar would benefit from a discussion with Parson on the subject of how to win in a multiplayer environment.

You're not wrong. Most characters could benefit from having a thoughtful discussion with a thoughtful person, though.
Malady wrote:
I wonder if Sugar is also a metaphor, in its nutritional value. You eat it, and you get energy, you eat too much, you get fat...

That could be a bit deeper...

You need a certain amount of sugar to live, but when the stuff is refined into a pure form it can be dangerously addictive. Refined sugar - sugarcane plantations, rum, all that - was the economic driver behind a lot of the worst excesses of the transatlantic slave trade and the golden age of piracy.

Nestly is clearly named after a real-world corporation which is famous for both chocolate and... shall we say, ethical lapses. As an actual side in Erfworld, though, it's fairly unique in the extent to which it does not depend on slaves. Virtually every unit involved in the island's defense could simply fly or swim away at whim, rather than being bound by orders on pain of disbandment. Noah negotiates and maintains mutually-beneficial understandings, but Sugar doesn't like that.
The Shadow wrote:
Is this the first time a Tutelary has mentioned the Titans? I can't think of any others offhand. And he admitted that he doesn't know why the Titans do things, which I think is definitely a first.

Huehue also mentioned the Titans briefly:
https://archives.erfworld.com/Book%204/201

But it's interesting that Sugar bristles at the mere suggestion that he might be questioning the Titans' work... while his Ruler outright despises the Titans. I'm hoping they get to discussing that.
I'm probably wrong, but at the moment it seems Charlie and Shirley are diametrically opposed to Paige and Sugar, which is amusing. That said, it seems dangerous for Sugar to be pushing Paige towards war.
No internal thoughts on this one. Everything except observations have been edited out. Makes me wonder, are these pages transforming from our normal viewpoint into the diagetic pages that Paige will type out.