Oberon wrote:There was no indication that Jack had anything to do with the change.
Jack was very clearly running illusions
at that point. You can see at the same time the orly is turned into a walnut, the bats have also appeared. (Which is what the dwagon was veiled into.)
Oberon wrote:"Epically powerful" is accounted for under "artifact bonus in combat".
Not even close. The staff of dealing no damage could have a artifact bonus of 100, yet be totally ineffective as a weapon. On a similar note, the tongs of death could instantly croak anything they hit but provide no bonus. Its mentioned on the cast page it is good at cracking things
The text update were Stanley is thinking about the hammer?
What has it made disappear? I don't recall that.
"Tames people" I would like to see a verifiable example of before I'd accept, since Vanna was quite uncertain of her ability to turn anything (she said something like "Pfff, I can try", not showing much confidence at all), and then was confused by Ansom being decrypted (she said something like "I'm not sure what I'm looking at"), and was at the very end of her juice and rapidly ran out.
She said nothing of the sort about being confused by Ansom being decrypted. She was confused by something
. It could have been an artifact grade protection, love, or an annoyingly high level. Or it might not have even been protection of any kind. Decrypted might just look different from normal units to turnamancer senses.
Plus it's been clearly established that the decrypted are Wanda's, and Stanley isn't too happy about that. If anything is protecting the decrypted from being turned, not that I'm saying there is, it'd more likely be the 'pliers than the 'hammer.
Its been very clearly established that the decrypted are not Wanda's and they are not protected from turning actually. People thought
the decrypted were 100% loyal to Wanda, which is very clearly not the case.