Well, while "Janis" might be some weird code for "Janus," that's not her name.Goshen wrote:A long time back, there was a LOT of speculation that the creation of Parson's summoning scroll was part of a plot by Magic Kingdom, or at least by Janus. See http://www.erfworld.com/book-1-archive/?px=%2F141.jpg where Janus says that if Parson breaks enough things there will be peace on Erf. Later on, she expressed Dismay that Parson was taken off the front lines, demoted to the tower. She must be glad that he's going into the fray again, and I don't think he's doing it to surrender. He's in this to win.
IMHO, Janus wants GK to conquer all of Erf, so there will be peace. Or is it more sinister? Janus is the two-faced god of Greek legend. Maybe she's actually evil, and Parson is simply her tool for world conquest. Or maybe world conquest is something her good and evil sides can agree on! (Head swims!)
The kicker: MK could have built in all sorts of secret conditions to that summoning scroll, like "Obey Janus, above all."
But Janus is also the god of doors, opportunities, and new beginnings. Which is entirely fitting with Janis's goals--to have a new beginning of peace for Erfworld.