Book 1/Page 87/Transcript

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Parson Gotti: Ow! Owowow.

Sizemore Rockwell: Are you...finished trying to wake up now?

Parson Gotti: For now. So what happened to King Saline?

Sizemore Rockwell: I'm still not sure.

Stanley took me and a number of the other casters out on a special mission one turn.

He was Chief Warlord to Saline then.

Sizemore: When we returned, the city had fallen to a sneak attack from below. Saline was put to the sword.

The Gobwins... broke their alliance and hit the city.

Very odd.

Parson Gotti: You and Stanley were in the field?

Parson Gotti: When the city fell.

Shouldn't you have disbanded?

Sizemore Rockwell: Normally, yes. But the King was very fond of Stanley, so he did something that rarely happens.

He promoted Stanley to Heir Designate, at great expense.

That way, when the capital fell it wasn't the end of our side.

Sizemore Rockwell: Stanley easily retook the city with his artifact and dwagons.

That's how he became an Overlord.

Parson Gotti: But not a King. Right.

Guess he doesn't like royalty very much because he started out as a Warlord.

Sizemore Rockwell: Actually, he started as a simple Piker. He got promoted to Warlord.

As a Warlord, he found the Arkenhammer, which he used to tame dwagons and win a lot of battles.

That's why Saline liked him so much.

Parson Gotti: So... why even have royalty?

Doesn't seem that important, if you can just name an heir.

Sizemore Rockwell: It's very important to some...