Well, I'm coming in late. Because someone pissed me off, and I didn't want to transfer that to you guys. So, we get a lot of info, and a lot of it is going to be treated as canon, unjustifiably.
Let's get started.
1) The Arkenshoes
1a) Only two mentioned abilities, both movement related -- unlimited Move and teleportation Home -- with little expert description. Well, can't get everything. So...
1b) No obvious associated Primary School -- nothing is known to break down the Hex barriers. Hopefully, this puts that on the backburner until something definitive comes forward.
1c) Judy (or Charlie, depending on how you interpret her words) sounds like she knows their abilities from previous Attuned users, not jsut her own experimentation. That is not definitive, but the wording suggests a constant power across multiple users, rather than my go to "Powers change by user" counter-theory (I use it to counter people convinced of whatever, rather than believe in it myself). So, I'll back off on that one until I get more definitive info. It is still possible that they gave her powers based on her own need, were I to go with a particular interpretation, but I admit that it's less likely.
2) Information on Charlie
2a) He was the "wizard of Efbaum" I've not been involved in discussions on that, so I'll have to look that up, and what your theories are.
2b) this adds one other Reference ot Charlie's current pile -- Wizard of Oz, Charlie of the Angels, and Howard Hughes.This adds a new level to his character, that of con man. The Wizard was a definite con, and Hughes was often thought as such: he was a brilliant marketer of himself and his company, before his retreat into seclusion. But I have a hard time linking "Foolamancer" to "Wizard", for Erfworlders without a frame of reference. Were he a Foolamancer, Wizard wouldn't be the obvious thing to call himself. Definitely not definitive, but seems an odd choice without Earthworld knwoledge, but he coudl get that from Judy, if she named him.
2c) Judy does not mention the Wizard being from her reality, but Judy herself could be the source of all of Charlie's Earthworld knowledge and capacity for referencing. With knwoeldge of another reality, and access to "Wizardry", Charlie may have tapped directly into our world, potentially via the Arkendish. If it can pick up any signals from Erfworld, then could it not pick up signals from Earthworld?
2d) In short, where I foresee a lot of people thinking they got support for their pet theories on Charlie, he really is just as elusive as ever.
2e) Charlie understands Parson's l33tspeak, and that has supported the idea he is from Earthworld; however, this text points out that Jillian understands more than "Kill", but "year" as well. Charlie may understand Parson for exactly the same inexplicable knowledge.
3) Judy and Earthworld
3a) No info on how she got to Erf.
3b) There is a way for Parson to get Home... if he wants to go.
3c) The Arkenshoes now have great significance to Parson, giving him back basic Earthworld movement.
4a) Interesting to note that Wanda has had two of four Arkentools pass into her possession, and tantalizingly close to a third. But the first did not attune when she brought them to Judy.
4b) I think that spells the end to the general ideas that all four will come to her and she will change the world. She couldn't attune to the Shoes.
[Edit: I meant to say "Thinkamancer" not "Foolamancer" in 2b. Missed that in the edit phase. Seems people knew what I meant anyway.]
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