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Decrypted units have zero upkeep cost.{{erf|1|145}}
Decrypted units have zero upkeep cost.{{erf|1|145}}
When destroyed, Decrypted turn to dust like the [[Uncroaked]].{{blog|2009|10|summer-updates-043}}
When destroyed, Decrypted turn to dust like the [[Uncroaked]].  Units cannot be Decrypted more than once.{{blog|2009|10|summer-updates-043}}

Revision as of 09:42, 13 October 2009

Wanda decrypts an RCC army

Proposed Canon

"Decrypted" is the term given to the upgraded uncroaked (or "popped again") Wanda creates after attuning to the Arkenpliers. Decrypt is used as a verb (he was decrypted), an adjective (a decrypted unit), and a noun (decrypted retain their stats), similar to the usage of uncroaked. Decrypted superficially appear to be alive, lacking the physical evidence of the trauma that croaked them.

Unlike uncroaked units, decrypted units do not decay.Erf-b1-p145Same-site.PNG

Many units that could not be uncroaked can be decrypted. (For example, Wiener Rammers can be decrypted.)

Decrypted units have zero upkeep cost.Erf-b1-p145Same-site.PNG

When destroyed, Decrypted turn to dust like the Uncroaked. Units cannot be Decrypted more than once.Erf-b1.5-p043Same-site.PNG


The unit is enslaved to either Wanda, Parson, Stanley, or the Gobwin Knob side, and may suffer a major mental attitude adjustment (e.g. "You were correct, of course. Royalty is obsolete."Erf-b1-p145Same-site.PNG) possibly due to a change in its Natural Thinkamancy or a choice made by Wanda at the time of decryption; otherwise, the Unit retains all of its previous stats, abilities, and levels, but it may suffer a demotion if it was of a high rank and that position is already occupied by another Unit.

As with uncroaking, uniforms and insignia are changed when the uncroaked join their new side. Decrypted seem to gain Wanda's insignia Erf-b1-p144Same-site.PNG rather than the insignia of their chief warlord Erf-b1-p116Same-site.PNG, but this is Wanda's choice for units she creates Erf-b1.5-p026Same-site.PNG rather than a feature of decryption itself. Units like Wiener-Rammers with no uniform may suffer a change of color in skin or fur.Erf-b1-p146Same-site.PNG

Real World References

Decryption, in the real world, is used as the opposite of encryption, that is protecting data by turning it into a seemingly random sequence of symbols by means of a cypher and a key. Decryption is the opposite process, which takes useless gibberish and turns it into useful information, paralleling the process of taking a useless corpse and turning it into a useful creature. The same term is sometimes also used for removing desired content from protected sources (such as DVDs, music files and books). In this case, Wanda might have gained the ability to effectively remove the "DRM" from enemy units, allowing her to raise them without penalties and under her control.

This makes the term a double pun, the 1st one being on "getting the unit out of a crypt".