Slately is being pretty badass. "Pew" indeed.
And nice entrance from Ace. Guessing he is pretty much spent now (but probably still providing his dollmancer bonus). He seems to have turned Slately's raggedy Raggedy Anne into an action figure, shall be interesting to see how she performs. And that is a big bear, might mess with Parson a bit.
For Bogroll? I guess it's suitable and all, it got to Parson... but wasn't that more Parson's doing, sacrificing him like that? And the ones that did kill him died in the eruption, were probably decrypted and... and have probably died again by now.
zbeeblebrox wrote: jkosta wrote: peteratjet wrote:
On the other hand , "keep your mouth closed when you fight". Exactly what sort of doll does Fakely think she is?
I think Slately got some doll stuffing in his mouth when he fell.
He talking to Ace, guys. You know, regarding that terrible one-liner?
Meanwhile, did Parson just get away with swearing??
I thought he was talking to himself. Reminding himself it wasn't the time for questions or monologues. But directing it at Ace works as well.
Swiftbow wrote:Personally, rather than a convenient portal escape (which would only work for the casters and Parson) I like the prospect of the city being destroyed and Parson's stack having to make their way home through hostile territory. Possibly with prisoners that may end up being freed for an alliance of necessity.
I don't know about these alliances of necessity kind of things. In the real world maybe, but Ace has never come off as anything but loyal to Jetstone (plus the whole duty/loyalty compulsion) and joining forces (but not turning) with Parson doesn't seem to benefit Jetstone at all. Sans a turnamancer (or decryption) or words strong enough to convince him to betray Jetstone, Cubbins etc it seems unlikely
ManaCaster wrote:I'll bet Ace is going to be captured by the end of this. With the destruction of all of their archons and most of their dwagons and high level warlords, that's pretty much the only way left for Gobwin Knob to recoup their losses.
Get Wanda on the battlefield when it's all over, and they will have recouped pretty much all of their losses. Not the archons, but all the dragons that haven't been decrypted before and enough enemy warlords.
GK came to the battle with Ansom, Oss, presumably many of its best front line warlords (like Sylvia, Archer, KC), most (if not all) of its Archons, a mass of dwagons, the column of ground troops plus a bunch of knights/heavies. And Wanda and Jack.
It seems to have lost all the above except Wanda and Jack. Nearly all of the dwagons would already have been decrypted (since that was the only way they could get to the ground, by dying).
Jetstone simply hasn't thrown the troops away to let GK recoup in terms of numbers or quality. They certainly didn't lose a lot of warlords - Trem left with them. Wanda already decrypted everyone that died in the Atrium way back (Antium and the guys with Parson are the only ones left). The only bodies still available for decrypting are Artemis and what was left of her knights, the archers that died when the tower fell and the troops in Slately's charge (which don't look to have numbered what GK lost in the column and there doesn't seem to have been a lot of warlords with them, let alone high level ones). And maybe Ace if it goes bad for him. And that's if the explosion didn't destroy any of them too much for decryption.
And so my time with the Tardy Elves draws to a close, and I am let to ponder how the experience will... eh, I'll finish later. No need to rush.