ShieldOfAthena wrote:Novice, Acolyte, Adept, Masterclass at a guess. Mercedes Lackey used that progression for Magic users in the Valdemar world, I forgot where she got it from but it is one of those things that permeates Fantasy, there was probably a "Golden Age" book that invented it that everyone read.
EDIT: Note I said "Masterclass" and not "Mastermind" I think each casting specialty will eventually get its own cool "high level name" Grand Abbey and Mastermind are the two we know.
That's very interesting to know, thank you! If that's the case, it would mean that while not YET Master-class she is pretty close. I did already gather that last bit myself. I think those titles may go to exceptionally powerful and/or skilled Master-class casters. Perhaps while you do not get the capability to perform more powerful feats after Master-class (You still need a Thinkamancer link to comprehend spells of that caliber), maybe you become better at using your juice over time, i.e. reduced cost. The Erfworld equivalent of capping your level and learning all your spells, so all that there is left to do is let your mana increase a bit with each level.
Some more questions that I'm interested in knowing:
1) What ARE all the special titles for the casters?
Speculation (this is mostly silly, but I guess would be cool if I was right after all xD):
Findamancer - Summoner
Predictamancer - Seer
Mathamancy - Mathemagician or Einstein.
Turnamancer - Dominatrix (xD) or Time Mage
Dollamancer - Toymaster
Weirdomancy - Discipline not yet defined.
Dirtamancer - Master Digger
Changemancer - Discipline not yet defined.
Dittomancer - Copycat.
Lookamancer - Eagle-eye or Farseer.
Thinkamancer - Mastermind.
Foolamancer - Grand Fool or Trickster.
Florist - Grand Abbey (I assigned this one because the other two disciplines don't seem to fit with 'calming a battle')
Signamancer - Discipline insufficiently defined.
Date-a-Mancy - Discipline not yet defined, nor is the basic caster name.
Shockamancer - Channer. (XP)
Croakamancer - Puppetmaster or Necromancer(?). Maybe they should henceforth be called Wandas in honor of the new Tool ;P
Retconjuration - Accessible only to the titans. But we'll call the masters... Robs. XP
Hat Magician - Houdini.
Carnymancer - Discipline not yet defined.
Rhyme-o-mancy - Discipline not yet defined, not is the basic caster name. (I hope it isn't Rapper though >>;)
Luckamancy - Fateweaver.
Healomancer - White Mage? (eh.)
Moneymancer - Banker.
2) Does a caster's juice reserves just suddenly increase when they gain a caster level (if it works that way) or do they gradually gain more and when they get to point X they're considered the next level of Caster?
3) Are combat and caster levels separate?
UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not.