Mikalyaran wrote:The mechanics could work such that he becomes restricted to one discipline. That seems odd though to me. A Link up increase a casters options not limits them. I think it more likely that Issac and the rare few with enough skill in more than one discipline to matter are exceptions.
I don't think it's necessarily odd, because one defining aspect of the Link is the total loss of individuality and self. It's that "intangible rule" that leads me to suspect it's a one-school limit. And the way Maggie describes how to go about Linking leads me to think it's even further restricted to your primary discipline, but perhaps someone as highly skilled as Issac may be a rare exception to that.
Also agree with Marbit. However we don't know much about the actual process of making scrolls, so your point that scrolls should be made in one turn isn't based in anything that I can recall.
Do you know which comic Maggie's description your referencing is in?
I wouldn't say I'm making a point regarding one turn limits on scrolls. I'm trying to compare and contrast links and scrolls. I'm just throwing some reasoning out their to see what you guys think. This is an interesting question and several minds is better than one.
There has to be some advantage to offset the risks. Its seems like the ability to combine the caster's juice (at least I'm thinking that's how Vanna was able to use more than one turns juice) is one of the advantages of linking. Also the more powerful interface provided by the Thinkamancer in the link. Maybe an advantage of scrolls is not needing a Thinkamancer and so you get to combine three disciplines? The idea would fit nicely with a hard cap of three casters.
This is largely speculative though. We know almost nothing about scrolls and the comic is vague. Wanda says "The Findamancer and Predictamancers have forged a spell together. With it, one can summon the Perfect Warlord." And when interrogating Jillian early in book one she says "Stanley made me cast this spell, right? This monsterous combination Findamancy/Lookamancy...thing." In the second quote it feels like she realizes half way through that Jillian might remember the details from the last time Wanda described this spell to her and drops off the description part way through. It might also be disdirection. But she'd just gone informal with "the prisoner" so I'm inclined to think she almost slipped. http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F005.jpghttp://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F036.jpg
And in the prequel when laying out the history of Haffaton she says “Haffaton had a Predictamancer and a Thinkamancer. The Wizard had a Findamancer and a Lookamancer. By means that are now obscure, The Wizard used some or all of those casters in an attempt to summon a warlord capable of defeating Bell and Blair." http://www.erfworld.com/page/13/
So yeah...the wiki should definitely be changed. What do you guys think of the above reasoning?