First time, etc. (following since the start at GitP, posted once, and had been having issues registering off and on the current forum since the move).
One piece of food for thought, in case it hasn't been mentioned, is part of Jojo's greeting to Parson in the tunnel http://www.erfworld.com/book-2-archive/?px=%2F2011-05-25.jpg
, Book 2, Page 52, 9th panel, where Jojo tells Parson that ",,,he's a Joker, a wild card. Better than an Ace, folks. He can beat everything! He can be
What if he's telling the truth (classic method of misdirection), and Parson's Special is that he's whatever special he needs to be?
The relevance is that given the speculation above he could be whatever type of caster he needs to be (or if he needs to be a caster, he defaults to a specific type, e.g. a signamancer).
Given the further speculation that there is preferred attunement to Arkentools for casters of appropriate disciplines, that would mean that he could potentially attune to any
Arkentool, which would be one more angle of threat for Charlie.
Oh, and cue the very sincere fanboy gushing about how wonderful the writing and art are. This is bar none my favorite webcomic for the intelligence and creativity of the writing, and the very high grade of art needed to support the writing's multi-layred subtlety. Thank you Rob and Xin, and thanks to the forum members who have helped me wade through the many pop culture references that I was completely clueless about.