0beron wrote:Vinny returns from toting his hay in order to assist the warriors with delivering one of the Gump's corpses to his workshop, and looks over at T. Coil somewhat anxiously. "Um, I have a bit of a favor to ask. You see, since I just leveled, I got a host of ideas about new things I can do, and I was about to start work on developing a new type of Golem. Unfortunately I don't have the Juice to complete it, so I was hoping you or one of the other casters could spare a Juice potion." Vinny explains somewhat nervously, on the one hand very much liking T. Coil's style for inflicting pain and tacking action, but on the other wary of the caster's apparently foul temper.
"That would be a waste of our limited resources, given that I can only assume and hope we will be launching a counterattack on an Elven City soon, all of our Juice Potions will likely go to Bill, his undead are always an invaluable addition and will be more useful in a siege where their range will allow them to shoot down enemy fliers and archers. Your golems will play a role in future battles, but they are not currently a priority."
ETheBoyce wrote:T. Coil was not pleased, yet again he was being prevented from properly practicing his art and craft. This was not much like the Tenebresia he had turned to, they were acting like their enemies! What would it matter if the Altruist Elves were broken!? Better they should feel the full weight of what T. Coil could do for when they were assisting him in the future! The Shockamancer growled as his mount descended the tower and headed out onto the battlefield to examine one of the fallen Gumptions. He would experiment on both its corpse as well as the Skull of the Bone Dwagon to see what differences their were between the two, why could he stun a walking tree but not a walking skeleton? He would also snag a normal corpse for further study if he could. In any event T. Coil would be far more sullen than he would otherwise be, he had Turned so easily because he thought this side had it's head on straight, but it was looking more and more he had exchanged one foolish side for another. The eventual choice of a Chief Caster would no doubt signal exactly the true colors of the King.
During T. Coil's experiments, Tod decides to sooth things over with T. Coil. In his own special way.
Tod walks over to where T. Coil is practicing his arts on a gumpton's corpse and says "Hello. I'm sorry if I've upset you with my decision to let Junetta and Triage handle the two most recent prisoners. The two of them made a compelling case as to why they should be allowed to have control of these two prisoners. However, they won't be in charge of all prisoners and you will get your opportunity in turn. In fact you may even get it tomorrow."
"I am planning an operation that intends to capture the warlord that fled tomorrow. I want you to be a part of it. Your skills will be of great use. Both in combat," in a suddenly darkened tone, " and in the proceedings afterwards."
"You see, Armolad is a level higher than either me or Yuri. If she had access to my bracer, she could boost her leadership bonus to 6. With the title of Chief Warlord, she would have a hex wide bonus of 3 as opposed to my 2. If she makes a bid for the title after she is turned, she could get it based on that advantage."
"I do not think that would be a good thing for our side. Armolad has already proved her ineptitude in battle merely by choosing to fight this one. Her mount had the move to let her scout this city and return to her troops with the information that they were severely outmatched here and should wait to gather a bigger force. I desire to remove the threat of her making a bid for chief warlord, however, I am loathe to croak her as she would be a better asset to our side alive."
"This is were you come in. I want you to use your skills to convince her that any ambitions she has towards my position would be a bad idea."
T. Coil laughs a long, cruel, bitter laugh in Tod's face.
"We both know that I am necessary for you capture plan, just as we both know I was already going to go on it, just as we both know I have been instrumental in every Tenebresian victory since I TURNED to this side. And yet at every opportunity you seek to hinder my advancement of our cause. Their case was neither important nor compelling, the Elves will be of little battlefield use unless we plan on sacrificing them like the King in Green and thus their main purpose will be post-engagement healing and helping me with Turning. If they do not approve of my methods then they will refuse to help, just as we both know Triage and Junetta would be most loathe to do! Turning them my way insures they are obedient which is all we need from them. As for the question of Armolad and who holds the Title of Chief Warlord, quite frankly I have little reason to care who it is, you both seem interchangeable at this point, though Armolad has thus far managed to not put us in a desperate position by convincing a major side to focus solely on us! If you are insecure in your position as Chief Warlord it is not because of Armolad's Bonus, it is because you are worried the King thinks you incompetent, which is a problem well worth considering."
(Tod's special way seems to have much to do with not getting what he wants <_<)
WaterMonkey314 wrote:Seeing T. Coil's obvious displeasure at not being able to torture the Altruist Elves, Triage takes a moment to talk to put an arm around his shoulder and talk to him: "Trust me on this - they won't respond well to torture, and they should be on the verge of turning anyway after what the King in Green did to them. But Will's right - when we get Armolad, you can have all sorts of fun with her. Maybe the Elves will even join in some cathartic fun!"
T. Coil's eyes narrow as he views Triage with poorly concealed contempt, "Responding well to torture? You have been spending far too much time with Junetta, it is not meant to be pleasant. The elves will almost certainly still be on the fence by the time I'm done with Armolad, I know what I'm doing."