0beron wrote:I'm not even sure that last panel referenced above is even spying at all. To me it seems like Thinkspace. At the time, it was supposed to cause suspense from thinking Charlie was listening, but then when we move to the next page we see Issac has pulled Parson into Thinkspace, which has the same black surroundings, so that final panel could be what it feels/looks like to just enter Thinkspace.
In either even, it's definitely not Lookamancy because 1) that'd be OP and 2) the Great Minds would know by now if it did more than just Think.
It might be entering thinkspace. But that seems kind of strange. You're saying that the dish doesn't give Lookamancy and the GMs know it. We also know that the GMs know it does allow Charlie to hack Thinkagrams. So unless Issac is sure the thinkagram he is bringing Parson into is secure (he might since there are so many of thinkamancers there to help protect the call. If that's possible) from hacking wouldn't the talking outside thinkspace give greater protection from Charlie? Maybe he's more interested in being discreet in relation to the other nearby casters more than being secure from Charlie just then though. But...
1.) that'd be OP.
Yeah well...how's is that anything new to an Arkentool? The dish is already op. And really all it is doing is making it so Charlescom as a side has a Lookamancer, Thinkamancer, Foolamancer, and a Carneymancer on their side. 4 casters seems to be about right for a side. So not really that OP. Charlie has a had a long time to figure out the secrets of the Arkendish.
2.) the Great Minds would know by now if it did more than just Think.
What makes you think they don't already know it?http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/ ... -02-02.png
"there sat the Arkendish, the greatest instrument of observation there could ever be." Lookamancy seem like an important tool of observation. Furthermore, Issac's write-up says this...viewtopic.php?f=12&t=6632
"As he turned his studies to other forms of Eyemancy, Issac made some deeply disturbing observations and discoveries. In particular he discovered important implications about Charlie's attunement to the Arkendish. These revelations began to turns the Great Minds away from the petty gossip of the Magic Kingdom and towards the exploration of broader questions about their world."
Issac's revelations while studying the other forms of eyemancy are what really started the GMs down this path in the first place. Parson has more sessions coming up with the GM's. Maybe they do know and haven't revealed it yet. Charlie is an old and powerful Caster. His daughter was a level 12. Issac, a level 11, is nearly a full master of eyemancy. If the dish essentially makes Charlie a Thinkamancer as well as a Carny why couldn't he also master the other disciplines of Eyemancy like Issac has? Access to the "greatest instrument of observation there could ever be" would certainly help a level 12(+?) caster like Charlie in attempts to learn Eyemancy.
It really doesn't seem that unlikely to me.
Also I want to see Parson get the dish, attune, and go all Leto Atredies II on Erfworld.