|A non-Decrypted Jack and Parson are walking through the Dungeon in the rebuilt Gobwin Knob. Jack is walking with his cane and gesturing with his left hand as he speaks. Parson has his hands behind his back and is looking at Jack. The Dungeons have columns decorated with Dwagons that circle around them. An empty cell is open, with manacles open dangling. The scene is lit with a Foolamancy lightbulb.|||
|Hamstard is standing in his cage looking sullenly at the reader.|||
Escape Rules - Commander units held prisoner have a small chance of escaping on their own each turn. Book of Canon talks about “will” and “strength of spirit” and other non quantifiables. Bracer says baseline chance is 1% per turn, depending on certain factors:
Non-commander units might possibly be able to escape but it’s unheard of. Bracer says “0.0000000” instead of “0” percent chance, so maybe it could happen. Prisoners left completely alone in a city or hex will automagically escape, even non-commanders.
Repatriation - A fugitive who stacks with a unit from their own side will become a full unit of that side again. Fugitives who encounter units of a third side can fight or be captured by that side, and returned/ransomed to anyone
Rescue - This is interesting. You can actually fight your way into a city or engage a stack that’s holding your unit prisoner and repatriate them in combat. You don’t have to win the engagement or conquer the city, you can just snatch and grab. You just have to croak/incapacitate any units guarding the prisoner. A prisoner who goes fugitive while other units of his side are in the same hex can be repatriated/rescued if they manage to stack with those units.
Release - A side can release a prisoner voluntarily, or return it to its home side. Prisoners can be ransomed or traded, too. Those mechanics are sketchy.
Rulers as prisoners - If a ruler is captured, it’s not game over for the side, but almost. 1 of 2 things happens:
Did he use the candlestick?
- ^sic The line should probably be "If no heir, side freezes and field units disband, like Ruler was killed..."
- ^ "In the Library" Hamstard is making a reference to the murder-mystery game Clue, where players try to determine who committed the murder, where, and with what weapon.