I had a theory I wanted to put out there. Its not as strong as I might like it to be, but there are points about it that I like, so I wanted to share and get feedback
Basically, each Arkentool is aligned on one particular element of the magical axis. Breaking down by the three we have so far, that gives us:
1. Wanda/arkenpliers: Fate (shocker there
). The fate axis comprises of: Predictamancy, Dollamancy, Changemancy, Thinkamancy, Signamancy, Crokamancy, Carnymancy, Healomancy. Of these, I think we can fairly claim that Wanda's decrypted make use of Dollamancy, Croakamancy, Healomancy. I am not familiar enough with Changemancy and Signamancy to figure out if those are involved here or not. If wanda is personally applying a loyalty bonus with her presence, Thinkamancy would be involved there. Haven't seen enough carnymancy to really tell if that is involved either. But it fits decently.
2. Stanley/Arkenhammer: Erf axis. The arkenhammer is the weakest of the three in this breakdown I feel, mostly since we haven't seen it do much
. The erf axis contains: Findamancy, Turnamancy, Dirtamancy, Lookamancy, Flower Power, Shockmancy, Hat Magic, Luckamancy. It clearly has shockmancy from van de graf. An argument could be made for luckamancy from Stanley finding the mass of dragons on his way to Faq and him taking all the casters away before Saline fell (if you don't think he orchestrated that). The best argument for lookamancy is him having the idea for the table, which does seem awfully out of character for him. The others though... not really much there. The walnuts - pigeons thing is also rather odd; maybe hat magic, but i doubt it. Flower power also doesn't fit with Stanley very well. Controlling dragons is also a bit out of place here, unless you call it turnamancy? Like I said, its pretty weak.
3. Charlie/Arkendish : Numbers axis. Since thinkamancy is not on this axis, I will preface this by saying this theory requires charlie to be a master class thinkamancer in his own right, not with the dish's assistance. I am aware that this flies in the face of what erfworlders assume, but think about this: the archons themselves have non-negligible thinkamancy abilities fairly often; with a master class thinkamancer working with them, you could get the telecom empire Charlie has made. Numbers contains: Mathamancy, Weirdomancy, Dittomancy, Foolamancy, Date-a-mancy, Retconjuration, Rhymeomancy, Moneymancy. Weirdomancy would help explain Kingworld; as it was a clear rules violation, weirdomancy seems to need to be involved in some way. Date-a-mancy would be the means of controlling the archons; they are actually in love with him. Foolamancy would seem to fit with his general personality, same with Mathamancy and Moneymancy, but we have no evidence of him using any of these. Dittomancy and Rhymeomancy are a bit out of place. Retconjuration, he wishes
This of course leaves no axis at all for the fourth tool. Which would make for interesting speculation, or just shuts this theory down straight away
. But I figured it was interesting enough to make a thread on. I used the comic here
to get the magic break down.