Demon Lord Etna wrote:Looks like I have to resort to the politician's golden rule: "If they can't prove it, deny, deny, deny."
Gorky wrote:Well at least Jillian got a good price on her soul - "curing" Wanda is probably worth it.
“What was it?” asked Betsy. “A tool of what enemy?”
“The only one worth fighting,” said the insects. “Don’t ever find out. Trussst me.”
Lecan wrote:It's fairly obvious that the jester was Jillian's free will or at least her independence. The author even points it out in the very next line.
No one in particular wrote:Heh. And here I thought Charlie was going to sabotage the first attempt and bring in a "Contractor Provided Healomancer" who wouldn't care about what Charlie did to her.
I like the connection between the honeycomb of aggression and the hex-space nature of the world. Quite apiary-apropos.
The Jester was a Tool, eh? A Tool of "the only enemy worth fighting"? So, while everyone else in Erfworld is playing out the stories of Man vs Man, Charlie is engaged in Man vs God?
Ooh, time to really speculate wildly!
I admit, I'm not sure how/why he didn't do this to Wanda. Probably thought she'd die in a few turns anyway, and his contracts won't let him dip into her head again.
- The Jester was a Tool of the Titans
- His warhammer was the Arkenhammer
- Jillian was originally primed to become attuned to the 'Hammer
- Charlie eating the Jester removed that potential; this caused it to manifest in a unit elsewhere (Stanley!)
- Charlie is removing the potential to attune because he likes having a monopoly on Arkentool usage
0beron wrote:Another big question on my mind is whether Charlie actually violated the contract...Being a Carny we can believe that's within his power, I'm just curious about whether what he did was allowed under the contract as-is. True the contract covered unknown risks from it being an untested procedure, ect ect...but she only consented to curing dependency on Flower Power. What he did wasn't a risk or unforeseen consequence, it was a deliberate action unrelated to Flower-Power and therefor outside the contract scope, right?
SteveMB wrote:The question is getting Wanda to honor the offer. They could keep going back and forth: offer, honor, offer, honor....
*no I'm not
True, but that is pursuant to the stated scope of curing dependancy (emphasis added to illustrate my point);gobe wrote:Notice the last sentence in the contract:
"Client expressly grants permission to Contractor and Healomancer to apply changes as needed to the functioning of Client’s mind, at Contractor and Healomancer’s sole discretion."