wih wrote:Do we know the upkeep cost of Casters, especially compared to Warlords? Is it possible that his high upkeep is due to the fact he is either a caster (as opposed to a Warlord, which could explain the low leadership), or a hybrid Warlord/Caster?
dwp222 wrote:1) He can enter the Magic Kingdom.
2) Didn't Janis (?) say in book 1 that he was a Hippiemancer?
Sounds like a caster to me.
Janet quoting Marie wrote:Marie would know. At the roots of it, this was her plan. "What Hippiemancy neeeeds, Jonnis my true friend, is da one thin it con't evah have. A warlord. A souljah!"
Parson: And you're saying that's why I'm here in Erfworld at all?
Isaac: Mm. Well...
It is why we allowed the summoning spell to be created. Other parties had other interests.*
Janis wrote:Hubble (the Lookamancer in the link-up) knew, but he was no trouble.
Shai_hulud wrote:What I am saying is that Janis believes he is a Hippiemancer, because that is what she wanted the Lookamancer Hubble to look for.
Doctor Foreman wrote:2. Janis could well have been lying to prevent the casters from croaking Parson.
Marie would know. At the roots of it, this was her plan. "What Hippiemancy neeeeds, Jonnis my true friend, is da one thin it con't evah have. A warlord. A souljah!"
It must have taken thirty turns before Marie had wrapped Janis' head around the idea of a warlord who would fight against war itself, and another twenty before she could imagine one who might be good enough to win.
I still really doubt that Parson is a Hippiemancer and believe Janis was blatantly lying, but I suppose the possibility still exists. I'm more apt to believe that Parson not autofragging on the portal was a result of him being an anomaly in Erfworld.
drachefly wrote:I'd bet at 20:1 against that. Want in on that?
But in reality the only reason to remove an entire type of casting, and change it to something else is if you are going to have someone be that type of caster....or if you are just trying to make a joke.
Octavian wrote:If Charlie is, indeed, a Carnymancer as revealed by the text updates from a biased, second-hand observer, it likely doesn't matter if Parson is a caster or not. Carnymancers can rig the game to their liking, so it's very well likely Charlie or his Carnymancer minions constructed the scroll so that anyone could cast it as though they were a caster.
Even if Parson reads the scroll and casts the spell, we can't be really sure he's a caster b/c of the Carnymancy cheat.
Carnies - small hands, smell of cabbage.
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