Re: I knew Dupree was smart!
> I'm still giving it my best to find a fault in Dupree's argument.I do.
> As of now, no dice.
She automatically assumes that any servant of the Other automatically
has to be a revenant, which seems to be true most of the times but not
always. (see Aaronev)
Still, I think this is the general assumption. I doubt that Bang knows
that sparks can't be infected. Maybe even Klaus doesn't know.
So, Dupree's argument may be faulty but is still reasonable.
Did I just use "reasonable" and "Dupree" in the same sentence?
Besides that, this strip pretty much confirms what was suspected: Things
can probably only end in a happy end if either Agatha or the unedited
message reaches the Baron. Only a misinformed rescue party could prevent
that. Let's hope it doesn't come to that.
What has changed are the stakes: Before today I thought that Sturmhalten
was doomed regardless of what Agatha does. But now it seems that
Sturmhalten is only going to be destroyed if Agatha or her message
doesn't get to the Baron. This isn't about Agatha anymore. It's about
the people of Sturmhalten.
- --- In email@example.com, "David Kastrup" <dak@...> wrote:
> You don't stay ruler of the world by pickingI think Klaus can estimate the revenant population from
> any fights you don't need to start in the first place.
> Klaus has no idea how many revenants in full possession
> of their capacities exist. If he can contain them through
> Agatha, he would be a fool to start a war on them.
> In fact, they might be even more useful to him than
the numbers that were found on Castle Wulfenbach, and from
where they came from before.
I think the only people who wouldn't expose a revenant
are their own family members. If people are scared of
Sparks then they must be more scared of revenants,
pod people after a fashion.
A catch is that the world does not know yet that there
are non-shambling revenatnts, so it will indeed look as
though Agatha is leading a popular uprising of democratic
expression against Klaus and he's gunning them down.
His own forces won't be happy about that.