Oh, he is a joker, he's a wild card. Better than an Ace, folks. He can beat everything! He can be anything!
This is the trick. To make a wild card disappear
The spell might do what he claims. Or destroy you. Either way, our mutual enemy Charlie crafted it specifically to eliminate you
It's like... Looking at a little loose flame. When all the world is one great forest hex
I only wondah how he knew you wah coming. That's hard Predictamancy...
williamaulbach wrote:Parson calculates the chance of casting the spell and finds out he can.
Parson calculates the chance of him casting it and bringing someone else to Erfworld.
Parson calculates the chance of brining some one from Erfworld to Space Rock.
Parson casts and brings Dirtamancer. Puts out city.
atalex wrote:My own (highly provocative) theory:
Lipkin wrote:ysath wrote:Lipkin wrote:I just realized that Antium = Auntie Em, in addition to his first name being Adam.
you just realized wrong.
No, I said in addition to his first name being Adam. I got the Adam Antium thing long ago. But Auntie Em is yet another connection to Wizard of Oz. If it's a coincidence, it's a good one. Things can be references to more than one thing.
Arcana wrote:"But I got a gaff in mind, for when everybody's heading for the exits." Jojo Book 2 - Page 90
I think I got it. I was looking back at some older pages and I saw something on Book 2 - Page 90. In the last panel it looks like Jojo is holding a miniature portal in his hand. Maybe it's just in the background but there is a yellow portal on the bottom right that is half cut off, and he is looking at his hand. I looks to me like Jojo has it in his hand. No one in the forum on that page mentioned that it might be a portal. Wouldn't a miniature portal be useful right about now? We also don't know what Jojo was referring to in that panel.
What if Charlie, through Jojo, opens the portal in Spacerock. Parson assumes that the Tool switched the capital and runs through it. He could end up in Charlscomm, Stupidworld, or anywhere.
bladestorm wrote:Parson can offer himself to Charlie, offering himself in exchange for a contract to either strengthen or preserve GK. GK gets a team of living Archons to replace the decrypted ones that were lost, on full service contract to his Toolship (at no cost) and unlimited thinkagrams to wherever the Tool wants to send them. Charlescomm gets one Perfect Warlord, complete with a Mathemancy bracer.
LTDave wrote:Why can't Parson order all the GK units in Spacerock to disband
Chit Rule Railroad wrote:We've never seen any indication that anyone but a Ruler has natural thinkamancy that allows them to issue orders at a distance without a medium of communication.
ManaCaster wrote:I dunno if a Chief Warlord can disband people, but they can give long distance orders: “Unstack and pursue!” she shouted up to the air. “One, climb! Two and three, stay low and put the sun behind you!” Whether or not the gwiffons could actually hear her from down here, they would still follow the intent of her orders.
Doctor Foreman wrote:bladestorm wrote:Parson can offer himself to Charlie, offering himself in exchange for a contract to either strengthen or preserve GK. GK gets a team of living Archons to replace the decrypted ones that were lost, on full service contract to his Toolship (at no cost) and unlimited thinkagrams to wherever the Tool wants to send them. Charlescomm gets one Perfect Warlord, complete with a Mathemancy bracer.
This relies on the scroll being able to teleport Parson to Charlie. Otherwise Parson turning to Charlescomm wouldn't be particularly useful. He still has no way out, because it isn't Charlescomm's turn and he thus still has no move.
Magothys wrote:Some more brainstorming. There are three general tactics for getting through the inferno alive:
1. Leave the city.
2. Get protection from the fire.
3. Put out the fire.
1. Parson is NOT going to use the scroll. We know he wins from Marie's prediction. Leaving the city will require move, either from GK gaining it via the fugitive method (assuming it's possible, I'm confident the doombat is dead since GK has control of the city), or from using someone else's move. I previously theorized that Parson could let Haggar capture him, but with Charlie monitoring the area he could simply order Haggar to let Parson die/kill Parson when he leaves the hex. Haggar's force is still sizable, and without Wanda's decryption ability this could be difficult or impossible to survive out in the open with few units, but it might be a last resort option if they can somehow sneak out or negotiate. They would still need to get through the fire to the hex boundary though, and the portal room is looking blocked off now.
2. If it were possible to gain protection from the fire from a safe spot, or from the red dwagons / equipment Parson has, Charlie would have known about the possibility and wouldn't consider Parson trapped as is. I don't see this happening.
3. This would be preferable to leaving the hex. Parson may be able to cast, but it is fairly clear he cannot put out the inferno himself. Sizemore would be needed. This means getting the portal open, and since Stanley isn't going to change the capital, starting a new side is the only option. Parson SHOULD be able to turn without breaking duty, on the grounds that Charlie will eventually destroy GK without his help. The monkey wrench according to Charlie is the units from another side being in the hex. We know from Parson's moral standpoint that he doesn't put himself before units in his command, so he won't disband them if he doesn't have to. But we know from Klog 3 that units can be given orders to turn. Parson could either order them to turn with him simultaneously/turn barbarian and then to the new side/etc. At which point he needs to convince Sizemore to enter the portal without his influence as Sizemore's Chief Warlord. Sizemore might be reluctant, but with the possibility of decrypting Jack/Ace it shouldn't be difficult to persuade him from a "mutual advantage" argument.
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