bladestorm wrote:Wanda's gonna need a CWL, since I highly doubt Stanley is gonna let her leave with anything other than decrypted. Ansom is the obvious choice if Wanda can negotiate for his return, which should be a lot easier since he'd be serving Wanda rather than Stanley. Then we have Sylvia, who shares a similar fatalism as Wanda, and is showing quite a bit of initiative towards the destruction of her enemies. Archer also seems to be getting a job done, but in a completely different manner than Sylvia. Antium is also a strong choice since his experience is dictating that certain actions need to be done with a certain priority (the arguments about seizing the Garrison before Wanda ever entered the portal, the negligible effect of Parson's bonus provided they acted quickly enough, the statement about how the search and destroy should have already been done, etc). KC was a CWL previously, but I don't know enough about his record to make much of an argument for him. Sylvia definitely seems to be a fan favourite.
Ansom would be best if
he could be recovered. Sylvia is certianly worth considering. Archer isn't, as he's low level. Antium seems to have a good head on his shoulders but appears to be lacking in initiative. KC is probably dust. However, if Wanda manages to Decrypt Artemis, well she's Level 8 and is one of the few Warlords in the City not afflcted with the stand around and do boop all bug. So, while Sylvia is Chief Warlord material and would have been the best choice for Ansom's replacement, I'd say Artemis should be Wanda's Chief Warlord if she can't recover Ansom.
cheeseaholic wrote: Whispri wrote:
cheeseaholic wrote:I'd like to point out that if Wanda goes independent and manages to take her decrypted with her there's going to be a lot of battles in GK cities as unled infantry go ballistic.
That or Stanley gets them. Which could be...interesting.
I doubt that Stanley would give Wanda the go ahead to start a side. If she starts one by herself, at the very least there will be a slight delay before the alliance can be made. And that's assuming that you can start a side with an alliance intact at the beginning. Even if Stanley gives the ok there will be a slight delay for the alliance to start. I'm thinking it'll take a long conversation to get the alliance going. And if nothing else this book is showing what kind of mahem a long conversation can cause by not letting other things happen.
Saladman wrote:Word of Rob is that one main page a week is all they can realistically keep up with, with or without the text updates. The text pages started as a way to throw us a bone on content, and I presume, to cover some ground the main comic wouldn't get to. So officially, the answer is no, they're not holding anything back deliberately.
Again, I'm generally in the camp of "it'll flow better in print." The recap between Parson and the Thinkamancers was frustratingly slow for me this update, but I'm even warming up to it now, it should just put a cap on the conversation in print if we do finally go to an action scene.
I believe you've both ducked under dogsx's point, he appears to be speaking not of update speed, but is instead suggesting that Parson is currently circling the portal in a holding pattern, waiting for events in Book Zero to progress to a certain point.
bladestorm wrote:On the idea that Wanda splits off onto her own side, some possible ideas of what kind of caster she'd end up popping.
Thinkamancer -- modeled after Emma Frost. (M Afrost?)
Dollamancer -- with the Fashion special, perhaps able to work well with latex, patent leather, silk, rubber, spandex, and metal.
Predictamancer -- If not Marie, then a submissive replacement of Delphie, possibly wearing a ball-gag as a cathartic counter to the many times the original Delphie verbally berated Wanda.
Florist - Fashionable thorns all over her attire, specializing in thorny items that cause delicious pain.
Turnamancer -- In full S&M gear, preferring the Very Hard Way of turning.
Lookamancer -- With a penchant for spying on Nookie sessions. Likes to 'watch'.
Shockamancer -- An expressive little tart with a penchant of mouthing off what everyone else is thinking, but not saying.
Hat Magician -- Always with a fashionable hat, and a new one for each occasion. Visually similar to the dark-haired chick with the Carnymancers.
That's all I got for now. Maybe more to come later, maybe not. Depends a lot on the next few updates.
I was thinking her first Caster would be her daughter, a Dollamancer she could talk about fashion with. Staffa Firebaugh perhaps? She'd do Dolls, Scarecrows and Battle Bears but would be reallly keen on working with something else, like say, wood. Wooden Horses, Soldiers, Nutcrackers, that sort of thing.
I'd say a Predictamancer would be inevitable given Wanda's lady booper for Fate, but what I'm really hoping for is a Florist based on Crazy Dave from Plants Vs Zombies.
If Olive was Haffaton's Overlord all along, maybe the 'Chief Caster' part of that Prediction would come true somehow? Book Zero started with talk of resurrection as I recall...