Bullyclub and the Union had gone to war twice. Each time, the fighting had taken place mostly on Squashcourt’s lands. It hadn’t been fun or profitable for anyone, the the Union had held them off.
Radagast wrote:Yes, I also love these kinds of updates that give us more info on how Erfworld works.
I didn't follow the discussion on update 1, does anyone know what time period these updates take place?
The fact that each of those sides had a book in the library meant that they’d all failed in one way or another.
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CelebrenIthil wrote:I don't think anyone could quite guess a timeline with what was given in the first update. In this update we can see Lord Crush got his hands on a book published by FAQ, which means that this is set after FAQ's creation - and if the lineThe fact that each of those sides had a book in the library meant that they’d all failed in one way or another.
means that “The Principles of Peace” was automagically published (and not paid for and published by a Signamancer at the request of King Banhammer), then it is more specifically set after the downfall of FAQ.
CelebrenIthil wrote:means that “The Principles of Peace” was automagically published (and not paid for and published by a Signamancer at the request of King Banhammer), then it is more specifically set after the downfall of FAQ.
Each library contained the same three books of Scripture (“The Book of Canon,” “The Book of Retcon,” and “The Book of Fanon”)
waynemcdougall wrote:I think it's pretty clear that the relative dry and boring Battle Statistic report books are the ones that are automagically published, and only after the fall of a side.
"The Principles of Peace" is a Vanity Press publication, so it's possible that FAQ is still in existence.
Olive almost certainly got Banhammer's book from Banhammer's own library where it no doubt had a position of honor. It seems that the odds are slim that it would have popped randomly in some other library, even if it had been published. Whether it was published before or after the fall of Haffaton is hard to say. It seems that it would be a risk to the secrecy of Faq to publish it, but on the other hand I think Banhammer would want to share that wisdom for the good of Erfworld.Falcon X wrote:We know that "The Principles of Peace" was published before the first Faq kingdom fell, because Olive had already read it when she met with Banhammer.
I have to imagine that the Scriptures are pretty obvious in the library. They are probably stored separately in some sort of position of honor, or at least the library might have some sort of organization that makes the Scriptures easy to find. With all the time that Parson must have spent in Gobwin Knob's library, I'm almost sure he has already found the Scriptures.Falcon X wrote:Would these books not be the greatest thing for Parson to get ahold of, because it would show him what in this world is absolute fact (unless retconed) and what are only half-truths that he can play with?
Falcon X wrote:
Not necessarily. We know that "The Principles of Peace" was published before the first Faq kingdom fell, because Olive had already read it when she met with Banhammer.
It must work differently. For example: Olive could have purchased it, but after Banhammer died (+70 turns) it became Public Domain and popped as a "classic".
I always took it to mean that Olive had read the copy in Faq's library. Did I read that incorrectly? (No time to go back and read Inner Peace right now)
The King’s eyes widened, and his mouth opened to a tiny O. “You’ve...read The Principles?”
“I’ve read all of your writings in Faq’s library. They were perhaps the greatest prize we ever captured,” she said, setting her instrument down.
Lord Crush is a great window into the world. He's something of a mix between Jillian and Banhammer, understanding the brutal calculus of Erfworld, but also seeking knowledge and that certain other special quality, peace. He uses his head a lot, and it shows in his conversation with Scrofula, telling him exactly what will happen, as he has a thousand examples to back it up. I just hope he -keeps- his head. Thinkers who aren't able to engage in brutal acts like Parson don't tend to keep them long.
You must be right about that, though I wish it were a bit more explicit about the existence of an automatically published history of Faq. It has always seemed to me that since Jillian survived, Faq technically survived with her and therefore the history of Faq shouldn't have been published until at least her death or abdication. Considering how important secrecy was to Banhammer's Faq, it seems awfully unfair to publish the history just because Faq lost its capital. It was only a temporary setback and Faq needed its secrecy again when Faq regained its capital after the fall of Haffaton, but that's hard if the entire history of Faq is appearing in libraries all across Erfworld.rackhir wrote:No doubt he took the time to search his library for the history of faq when he found the book by Banhammer.
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