Book 1/Page 86/Transcript
Sizemore Rockwell: Essentially.
Parson Gotti: That strikes me as bad for defense.
Worse than if you had one or two choke points to defend.
This was for mining.
Parson Gotti: Oh.
Fed the treasury for a long time, until we finally mined it out.
Collapse them on attackers and stuff?
Sizemore Rockwell: In a pinch.
There are a number of spell defenses I'd like to show you.
Here and in the city above.
Sizemore Rockwell: "But I worry about their effectiveness.
Parson Gotti: "Would that destroy an invading army?"
Sizemore Rockwell: "Not really.
Parson Gotti: "So did you personally dig all of these tunnels?"
Sizemore Rockwell: "Many of them. Maybe most.
There was already a large tunnel system as part of the ash cone.
But, yes. I've spent many a boring turn down here."
Parson Gotti: Pun intended?
Sizemore Rockwell: Indeed. I'll have to get used to having a boss who gets jokes again.
Parson Gotti: This whole world is a joke. I told you, half the names around here are puns on things in my world.
Sizemore Rockwell: Must be kind of surreal.
Parson Gotti: "It's annoying.
So Stanley is not your first boss?"
Sizemore Rockwell: "Oh, no.
I popped under the reign of King Saline IV.
He was a good man. I miss him."
Parson Gotti: Saline the Fourth, like... "Saline I.V.?"
Sizemore Rockwell: Another pun in your world?
Parson Gotti: Yeah, but...
Parson Gotti: I mean, it's also the kind of thing I would've overheard in a hospital room.