Well, but the predictmancers and thinkmancers were definetely both involved deeply on the conspiracy, because they both know about Hamster and are now trying to take control of things. If they hadn't participated, we wouldn't have the current mexican standoff.
Another possibility is that Wanda was simple lied to by the thinkmancers/predictmancers/lookmancer conspiracy. They only told her 2/3 of the truth to don't reveal all of their game at once.
Or perhaps she simply doesn't have the patience to properly explain spell details to non-mancers.
Saela wrote:Alternatively: the spell was made by a link with a Lookamancer who was skilled in casting Findamancy also, and thus functioned as a pseudo 4 person link.
I'm actually expecting this explanation to turn out to be correct. We've never had a clear definition of what the limits are on casters learning spells outside of their disipline despite seeing casters trying to learn or on the practical limits of the link.
Ahem, we do have however an important detail.
Have we ever seen any mancer cast a spell of other discipline than his primary whitout scroll/item help?
Because Wanda boasts about being quite skillful on all magics, but whenever she does non-croakmancy stuff, she always had a scroll/item to do so.
Even Sizemore, who tecnically isn't that skilled on other magics, provides important suport with healomancy and flashmancy with scrolls.
I would say that's cear evidence that mancers can't actualy learn spells from other schools. They at best can activate items, and they may or may not have a bigger affinity with other schools. So Wanda can do powerful thinkmancy, but only if she has the correct thinkmancy scroll. But she still isn't an actual thinkmancer, and ends up eating the backslash from her own spell anyway.
rkyeun wrote:And the tower moves another single pixel towards the ground.
Seriously, you can't write urgency into the story in the form of a falling tower that's going to close the portal and hose the whole plan, and then ignore it in favor of Parson doing algebra homework on his calculator watch in the middle of a UN conference on global tooling. You'll lose all sense of suspense.
With how lackadaisical everyone is about it, the damn tower better fall and close off the portal leaving Parson and the Predictamancers on the other side to form their own garage band.
Remember however that Erfworld's time has a much diferent relativity than our own, being a pseudo-turn game, so the tower is indeed falling just a pixel while Hamster does algebra and holds his United Mancers conference.
Formerly oslecamo2, unable to acess old acount.