sheepfly wrote:Oh, and look, guys! Sylvia got dismounted! And she didn't dust from the horrible deadly fall. Amazing!
Y'know, I know you think you're being sarcastic, but you raised a good point:
Getting KNOCKED off a mount is one of those situations where you have a huge real-life chance of incapacitation or death - it counts as one of those "crazy" in-game situations where you might be croaked from a 3 foot fall. (http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/ ... -06-12.jpg
This is overanalyzing, but the detail in the panels might be important because there are three things that could be happening in panels 11 and 12 -
1) Sylvia dismounts voluntarily when her mount is hit (her legs appear to be on the same side of the dwagon, as if she were jumping down; could just be trick of perspective)
2) Sylvia has been "dismounted" by either the impact or her mount croaking
3) Rule of Funny - the mount dusts beneath her, dropping her to the ground (might count as a dismount, or might not)
BTW - when I first saw panel 11, my first thought was that the Sylvia-haters had got their wish and that she had died in an unceremonious Montey Python style "SQUISH". And it was funny.