0beron wrote:I just had a thought while pondering the Arkentools already in play.
'Pliers: Croakamancy (Fate, Motion/Matter)
'Dish: Thinkamancy (Fate, Life/Motion)
'Hammer: Carnymancy (Fate, Life/Motion/Matter)
(I'm of the camp that thinks the 'Hammer is Carnymancy)
If the 4th tool were to be aligned with Signamancy, then it would also match Fate, and cover Life/Matter (the only remaining combo of 2 elements). This also makes sense given that Sizemore (one probable candidate for the 4th 'Tool) is so interested in learning Hippiemancy.
Also, it's been hypothesized before that the 4 'Tools will eventually be brought together to literally re-create/change Erfworld to end warfare. Wanda's Life-Infringing-Croakamancy could hold the key to recreating life, Charlie's Matter-Infringing-Thinkamancy could change the way creatures think/interact, Sizemore's Magic-Infringing-Signamancy could change the way things are (Natural Signamancy is the magic of outward appearance matching inner being) and Stanley's Carnymancy provides the flashy production values and means to cheat the Titans themselves.
Anyone have some thoughts on this? Supporting evidence, contradictions, ect?
Tangent to this. The thing that has messed with me about the Arkentools since it was confirmed that at least four existed is that the 4th one has never been mentioned. Everyone knows about the first three. Everyone knows Charlie has the 'Dish, everyone knows Stanley found the 'Hammer, everyone knew that Jetstone kept the 'Pliers. Yet there's never been any mention at all of the 4th. Yet, Parson's StupidMeal confirmed that there are 4 KNOWN
Arkentools. Which means that Erfworlders must
know about it. And since everyone knows what the first three are, it makes sense that Erfworlders know what the 4th one is as well.
Yet it's never been mentioned. Why? Even Parson, who given his normally inquisitive nature should have asked about it, never did. Even when Toolism became a huge thing, no one has mentioned the 4th KNOWN
tool. Yet it is stated by the StupidMeal to be
known. I'm not a believer that the Portals are the 4th tool. They strike me as an integral part of the world rather than something 'external' like a Tool.
Rob doesn't miss details. If he stated that there were 4 known tools, then there are 4 known tools, and I can't believe that he just hasn't mentioned the 4th tool for a reason as mundane as "it's never come up". Someone should have said something about it by now. Even if it is known and not claimed, that should have been said by someone when Toolism became such a huge thing. Even if it is known that four exist but no other details, someone (ie Parson) should have asked by now. Especially when he found out how big a game-changer the Attuned 'Pliers were.
There's something here. Chekhov's Gun is hanging on the wall (by omission) and something is going to happen with it.