Hi! Sorry for the lack of quoting I just wanted to touch on a few traces of different things around and it would take too much time to find each of them.
1) Fate fighting Parson.
If fate is sentient I imagine this would not happen. I see fate as being practically chained to what is written. If it was penned that fate would roll over and die fate would roll over and die. Granted if Parson is outside of fate even though his being summoned was inside fate then this might rattle things as much as fate might be rattled by seeing an equally probable second occurrence of reality in the gardens of possibility.
2) Overlord Firebaugh
I really really got the impression that he went down fighting. Fighting F&Q fighting haffaton and fighting fate. I think Wanda lit his fire brighter than it had ever been. I really hope that when things are revealed we see the end of Goodmitten as I imagine it is worthy of story.
Yeah she's not a people person and she's unlikeable. But everyone is judging her for not understanding other people. Predictamancers are what they are. But imagine poor Cassandra seeing the darker possibilities and being ignored. Almost every side on Erfworlds fate is "Is destroyed." Knowing that no matter how things go you see the future and it says "Your friends die." The entire history of Erfworld is sides being worn away by the constant motion of warfare. In the end Delphi who is a strict adherent to fate wasn't in the magic kingdom, she was in the tower, dying for Goodmitten. Maybe O.F. wouldn't let her leave. Maybe, she had hope. Maybe she choice to defy her own fate. Also was there any explicit mention that she actually died? Or might our Oracle still be around?
Also I don't think Jillian believes the message is a trap, that would be insane. She's willing to eat the food but to believe the message a trap she'd have to believe A) Evil Predictamancer put it their knowing that this one escapee would be so important as to warrant a specific individual trap that couldn't just be a kill trap or a sleep poison trap. or B) They have a foolamancer who designed this trap with foolamantic writing that shows the reader's name and several possible variations for effect. Really? Jillian can't be that insane.
FAQ has an awful lot of casters for one side. I know this is partially explained by the pop mechanics for casters. But just saying it's odd. We know FAQ abhors killing to an extent strange for Erfers, maybe they saw something good and noble. Maybe they saw something that made them believe killing was wrong. (That is to say they're now a bubble side, they were not always people knew of Banhammer. Which means they were probably in a different location or people would have known where to find them. They were probably in at least 1 battle given the nature of erfworld. They needed their 3 caster combo to get things going hidden.)
Thoke wrote:And Stanley did take the capital back only with the dwagons (and Sizemore)in his stack, every other field unit disbanded because the capital fell.
Do we know for a fact Sizemore was with him? He's so peaceful. I always thought he just changed sides. If he did fight alongside Stanley that creates soooo many questions.