raphfrk wrote:Maggie did communicate with Stanley while linked. This shouldn't have required any of the other casters.
(hunts unsuccessfully for scratching-head emoticon)
I'm not sure what you're referring to. Can you point me to the relevant page?
raphfrk wrote:My view is that the key is treating the person an an individual. As long as you treat the linked casters as a single very powerful caster, then you are OK. (and that caster has access to all the spells of its constituents and the extra ones).
I agree with the first two sentences. It's the third that I have difficulty with. The spells of the link-up strike me as an agglomeration of the spells of the individuals, subsuming those spells into a greater whole, in the same way that the link-up itself subsumes the personalities of the individual casters into the greater mind of the link-up.
(But see comment lower down.)
raphfrk wrote:He asked her her name here
The process was:
Parson: <are you the foolamancer>
Misty: <no lookamancer>
<discussion about moving units at night>
Parson: What's you name?
Misty: Lookamancer ... was called misty
If you look at the panel where she says the Misty line (8), it is the saying of her name that triggers an effect.
What effect? I see nothing being triggered by the use of her name. Seriously, you seem to be reading a great deal into that panel that isn't there, and making a bigger deal of the name business than it warrants.
raphfrk wrote:I don't think there is conclusive evidence either way. We don't see the linked up casters casting anything other than the table and Maggie communicating with units (and ofc the volcano spell).
Unfortunately, probably true. But the valuable thing about discussion is that it can point out things we've missed. I've learned a lot from this so far.
raphfrk wrote:I was more confident in my view before this thread .
Heh. Me too.
I'm reminded of this page, where Wanda and Sizemore are depicted as if acting like individuals, even though linked up. Maybe that's metaphorical, since none of us have any experience of being absorbed into a group mind, rather than being a literal depiction of their interaction. I don't know.
raphfrk wrote:From this page:
Parson: ... and we can't do it [veil] with the Eyemancers linked up
That could mean that Jack must stay in the capital.
Well, that's interesting. Though I don't see that it means they have to stay in the capital. Misty could move around by herself at night. I don't see why the three of them couldn't take a portal to the Magic Kingdom, or get on a dwagon or three and go flying.