I mean, he's being kind of a dick about it, but if Annie's plan was just "Loup asked for the Coyote water because it will make him stronger, I'll get it and then give it to him", then you can kind of understand why the Court sees the danger in that?!
For those of you who have only been reading the comic for the last, say, 5 real life years this is an example of why the rest of us consider the Court to be high-handed arrogant dicks.
My first thoughts on the comic were: "Man, why does he have to be such a tool about it, though?... Oh right."
If Aata and the entourage are there, when Loup gets the Water, then they'll be able to converse with the "piece" of Coyote. I wonder, if they play a part in Coyote's "wonderful plan"? Typing this out, I realized that "Aata and the Entourage" would be a great band name. Now, I can't stop thinking of them in some Court-sanctioned battle of the bands. They ultimately lose to the Daft Punk cover duo, KATony.
Coming next, the Court gives the water to Loup, with suspicious confidence about the outcome. They are quickly proven wrong however when Loup doubles his offensive against the Court, and fourty chapters of war and scheming begin. After that point, a minor subplot about a lost teapot leads Robot, now an ally of Loup, to find something floating in Loup's Ocean. Robot takes it off, therefore cancelling the Court's modification of the waters memory. Loup, who has seven of its tails fighting one Annie each, his head trying to outwit Rey, and the rest of his body trying to contain Kat, suddenly exclaims "Oh, Coyote was right". Loup then disappears, never to be seen again.
The Court, having learned the extent of its mistake, decides to start tempering with the Zimmy-Gamma bond "to be ready for future threats". Jones is a florist.
I think we keep collectively forgetting this isn't the kind of comic where ancient undead elves give powerful magic boons to the hero, it's a comic where a girl loses her hair clip and a zombie spends 50+ chapters trying to get it back to her.
Post by imaginaryfriend on Apr 30, 2020 22:10:50 GMT
I think somebody's gonna get eaten.
Hopefully the Court is just taking custody of the water for safekeeping and will just be the ones to carry it to the Wood. Even though they're unwelcome "Loup" might let it slide if they were appropriately worshipful and submissive about it, but what are the odds of that happening?
...but I don't think that their opinions or suspicions about Antimonies are so bad that this would be necessary unless they were planning on doing something more. Even if the Antimonies are fake/compromised the one thing they could be trusted to do is take things "Loup" wants to "Loup." I don't believe they think that highly of Fannie (or to a lesser extent Courtnie) but even so I can't believe they're worried she'll abscond with it or somehow get the jar stuck up her nose, or trade it for some magic beans before she can get it to the Wood. "Loup" isn't expecting more negotiation and he isn't going to appreciate the Court attempting to substitute themselves for Antimonies in the arrangement. He's not going to appreciate some sort of attack or trick either, if that's what they're thinking, and even if they achieve surprise I don't think the Court etheric tech has the mojo to achieve much. Maybe after whatever they're planning has happened they could do something about "Loup" in the short term, but unlike Coyote who laughs off being knocked far away this one will come right back.
The Annies should just sit this out. No matter what goes wrong, they will blame her, so fuck everybody!
She should make some popcorn and wait from a safe distance... 400 km may be enough... Earth's curvature will block part of the scene, but the fire and explosions should rise high enough to be visible from her position...
I suspect that what the Court wants at this point is to be in complete control of the situation - not having to cede control to Annie or Loup or anyone else, for fear that doing so might require the Court to give up (or at least, scale down) its experiments. The experiments seem to be the ultimate cause of this mess - without them, Loup and the other forest-folk wouldn't be trying to get rid of the Court - but the Court must see renouncing them as "not an option".