drachefly wrote:opportunity cost of not using them for other thingsOberon wrote:Not if the foolamancy piercing scouts in question happen to be decrypted archons.Lamech wrote:Infact, just the cost of maintaining foolamancy piercing scouts will be fairly expensive.
Oberon wrote:we've never seen (to my recollection) a caster ordered to create a scroll, or learn more about their own or another branch of magic.
Well, thanks. That means a lot, given that we're often on the opposite side of debates here.Nnelg wrote:We've never seen it, but there's no known reason why the ruler of a desperate side wouldn't do it. Or that many casters would object to such an order (even if they keep quiet about their misgivings). Besides, it's just as possible that we simply haven't been shown such mundane orders in-comic.Oberon wrote:we've never seen (to my recollection) a caster ordered to create a scroll, or learn more about their own or another branch of magic.
Still though, I like your Free Time = More Loyalty theories.
Zeroberon wrote:So we know with 100% certainty that THIS IS HOW TRI-LINKS WORK, PERIOD END OF STORY.
I still think that the comic has pretty well established that units aren't arbitrarily stripped of their possessions by their rulers simply because those rulers think that some other unit would be a better owner. Saline certainly didn't order Stanley to hand his 'hammer over to the current CWL or some higher level warlord, Stanley hasn't seen if anyone else could attune to the 'pliers, etc. I don't recall a single example of any ruler ordering some unit to hand their magic item over to another unit. Jetstone tried all princes to see if they could attune. That makes sense. And if some Jetstone prince could attune, I don't doubt that Slately would have had Ansom hand them over. But we still never saw that happen, and it suggests that the 'pliers were held as a sort of 'side' item that went to whomever could get some good use out of them. Or perhaps the use of the 'pliers was an heir prerogative.
Why did the GK armory hold so many magic items for Parson to equip, rather than having those items distributed to the units in the field? Does anyone doubt that Sylvia wouldn't be better off with a staff of magic resistance? Or some other warlord better off with whatever those claws do? Or the cloak? Or anything else? They don't do the side much good just sitting in the armory... It's a bit baffling. But still, personal property seems to be respected by rulers and other superiors who could conceivably order the owners to hand the items off to better suited users.
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