Unclever title wrote:Basically it's getting me thinking about freewill with regards to Erf. We already know that existence in Erf is a privilege to ordinary units and a "right" of Royals and Overlords, basically they are kinda more like gods than kings.
badninja wrote:So is Don King going to charge her for "protection"? I hope he now chooses Vinny to be a possible heir, he would be better then his current choice. All this set up makes me think that FAQ will be the main part of the next story.
no royals are specific units. they level faster on top of other bonus's, stanely held his own against them despite coming from poor stock and has risen through ranks to a warlord despit his humbler beginnings. that is why the others fear himyou can imagine a warlord poppping and latching eye's on the prize, the kings role. but stanley had something in him salineIV saw
Don King's gaze went distant for a moment, as if he was seeing into the past. "Caesar Borgata is my heir designate. He earned it. My Warlords respect him like they never respected the Prince or Princess. But he was only Viscount of Vitalis, barely a Noble. Recent events have forced me to reconsider whether or not that should matter."
Jillian tried to follow. "What do you mean? Gobwin Knob?"
"Specifically, I mean Stanley. His claim to a new Titanic mandate, based on his attunement to an Arkentool. Charlie has been attuned to the Arkendish for a long time, but he's careful not to claim it means anything. He's never been a threat to anybody, and he's useful, if a pain in the keister to deal with. Stanley, on the other hand, thinks wielding the Arkenhammer puts him in a class above Royalty. And he says so."
SMD wrote:You could say the same thing about Caesar...but it leads to the same point. Caesar and Stanley are both exceptional fighters/brawlers. Both are heir designates, and probably for the same reason. Both are absolutely incapable of doing the balancing act needed to lead more than in battle.
SMD wrote:Stanley could have just waited patiently rather than take Wanda's bait and become the king legitimately. The other rulers probably wouldn't have cared that he wasn't a royal as long as he stayed home. Instead, he let Wanda direct him toward a "greater destiny" that's leading him to the grave and her to greatness.
SMD wrote:In short, Stanley isn't really in charge, isn't capable of being in charge, and he's starting to see that.
Elessar wrote:Interesting. Based on this section (the rest of the update jumps towards Jillian, Ansom and FAQ) it seems like Don King might be considering that Stanley is right: Arkentool > Royalty.
After all, recent events have shown that Stanley is a clear winner. That proves his Titanic mandate to Don King, doesn't it?
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