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=Proposed Canon=
=Proposed Canon=
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The Arkendish can do many things, most of them connected to Thinkamancy.
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The Arkendish can do many things, most of them connected to Thinkamancy. Charlie is a [[Carnymancer]] by trade, but has wielded the full powers of a Thinkamancer with the Arkendish's help. Together, Charlie and the Arkendish are capable of:
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*Handling an unlimited number of Thinkagrams, and extend some of his abilities to his personal Archons in his tower. Any commander in the world can get those Archons' attention by concentrating hard enough, for long enough. This could take hours or even days, but Charlescomm would establish contact eventually. This allows him to hire out to any [[side]] or [[barbarian]] in the world.
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With it, Charlie can handle an unlimited number of Thinkagrams, and extend some of his abilities to his personal Archons in his tower.
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*Charlie can intercept, jam, or even corrupt [[Thinkagram]]s and by extension the [[Eyebook]]s as he demonstrates at the [[Siege of Spacerock]].
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*It grants the power to cast [[spell]]s or even [[caster link]]s over great range, though while the caster link is active, the Arkendish cannot be used for communication.{{ref|[[LIAB Text 18]]}} He can use the [[Archon]]s as relays for this purpose.
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Any commander in the world can get those Archons' attention by concentrating hard enough, for long enough. This could take hours or even days, but Charlescomm would establish contact eventually. This allows him to hire out to any [[side]] or [[barbarian]] in the world.
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*Can use something similar to but distinct from [[Predictamancy]] by evaluating collective [[intuition]] and morale.
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*Can read people on a Thinkamancy level and work them over.
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*Charlie has some sort of an affinity for [[natural allies]], which has enabled him to know their desires, and in some cases, even persuade them to betray their former masters. He is suspected to be responsible for preventing [[Gobwin Knob]] from finding any [[gobwins]].
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=Speculation=
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The signature unit of the Dish seems to be the Archons, flying female knight-class units with an array of powers. Charlie can pop one archon every turn or three archons every two turns with a turnamancer. Whether this capability is granted by the Dish is unknown. Most other cities cannot pop archons at all and those that can take multiple turns.
The signature unit of the Dish seems to be the Archons, flying female knight-class units with an array of powers. Charlie can pop one archon every turn or three archons every two turns with a turnamancer. Whether this capability is granted by the Dish is unknown. Most other cities cannot pop archons at all and those that can take multiple turns.
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Other abilities may be to interfere with and/or tap into other communication devices ([[Eyebook]], prime example){{erf|1|100}} and possibly listen in on other sides' thinkagrams (the technology behind the Eyebook).  Immediately after being shown to be "on another call" while Parson gives Wanda his  battle plan for the [[Siege of Spacerock]]{{erf|2|38}}, [[Charlie]] seems to be acting with knowledge of it when he tries to convince [[Jillian]] to return{{erf|2|39}} and [[Tramennis]] to refuse parley.{{erf|2|41}}  Presumably he doesn't share Parson's battle plan with either of them because it's more important to protect his eavesdropping secret.
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Might give enhanced Thinkamancy abilities to [[unit]]s under Charlie's control (Charlie's [[Archon]]s).
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The Arkendish apparently enhances (if Charlie is a caster) or grants him the ability to act as a Thinkamancer for the purpose of forming a Caster link over extreme range. In spite of the distance, this link is possibly more powerful than a normal Thinkamancer link.{{blog|2010|02|book-2-–-text-updates-014}}<sup>,</sup> {{erf|2|22}} While the caster link is active, the Arkendish can't be used for communication.{{blog|2010|03|book-2-–-text-updates-018}}
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Charlie is noticeably inconsiderate to other peoples' need for sleep, even with his own allies. It might enable him to function with considerably less sleep than normal people need.
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Might give enhanced Thinkamancy abilities to [[unit]]s under Charlie's control (Charlie's [[Archon]]s).
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Extreme speculation: Mind control/influence, especially when directly communicating. (Maggie is very worried when Parson asks her to contact Charlie.){{erf|1|088}}
Extreme speculation: Mind control/influence, especially when directly communicating. (Maggie is very worried when Parson asks her to contact Charlie.){{erf|1|088}}
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More extreme speculation: given its Thinkamancy based abilities, a four-caster link may be possible.
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More extreme speculation: given that it can grant Thinkamancy to a caster of a different discipline, it might even be capable of enabling a four discipline link.
=Real World References=
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It was pointed out that [http://www.dishnetwork.com/ Dish Network] formed by Charles W. "Charlie" Ergen provides satellite television service in the United States.
It was pointed out that [http://www.dishnetwork.com/ Dish Network] formed by Charles W. "Charlie" Ergen provides satellite television service in the United States.
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The fact that the arkendish can be used to poke around in peoples' minds may be a reference to [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tin_foil_hat tin foil hats]. In science fiction and some conspiracy theories, tin foil hats would block out telepathy underneath a similar principle to blocking out radio waves.
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[[Category:Arkentool]]
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[[Category:Artifacts]]

Latest revision as of 06:37, 29 May 2014

Arkendish.png
Arkendish
Race: Artifact
Class: Arkentool
Special:
Attuned to: Blair, Charlie
Associated Discipline:
Thinkamancy

Contents

[edit] Canon

One of the Arkentools, currently possessed by and attuned to Charlie of Charlescomm.Erf-b1-p042Same-site.PNGErf-b1-p092Same-site.PNG

Arkendish gives its attuned user superior Thinkamancy abilities.Erf-b1-p089Same-site.PNG

[edit] Proposed Canon

The Arkendish can do many things, most of them connected to Thinkamancy. Charlie is a Carnymancer by trade, but has wielded the full powers of a Thinkamancer with the Arkendish's help. Together, Charlie and the Arkendish are capable of:

  • Handling an unlimited number of Thinkagrams, and extend some of his abilities to his personal Archons in his tower. Any commander in the world can get those Archons' attention by concentrating hard enough, for long enough. This could take hours or even days, but Charlescomm would establish contact eventually. This allows him to hire out to any side or barbarian in the world.
  • Charlie can intercept, jam, or even corrupt Thinkagrams and by extension the Eyebooks as he demonstrates at the Siege of Spacerock.
  • It grants the power to cast spells or even caster links over great range, though while the caster link is active, the Arkendish cannot be used for communication.LIAB Text 18 He can use the Archons as relays for this purpose.
  • Can use something similar to but distinct from Predictamancy by evaluating collective intuition and morale.
  • Can read people on a Thinkamancy level and work them over.
  • Charlie has some sort of an affinity for natural allies, which has enabled him to know their desires, and in some cases, even persuade them to betray their former masters. He is suspected to be responsible for preventing Gobwin Knob from finding any gobwins.

[edit] Speculation

If, as some casters believe, the Arkenpliers allow Wanda to extend Croakamancy into the Life axis, then perhaps the Arkendish allows Charlie to extend Thinkamancy into the Matter axis.

[edit] Powers

The signature unit of the Dish seems to be the Archons, flying female knight-class units with an array of powers. Charlie can pop one archon every turn or three archons every two turns with a turnamancer. Whether this capability is granted by the Dish is unknown. Most other cities cannot pop archons at all and those that can take multiple turns.

Might give enhanced Thinkamancy abilities to units under Charlie's control (Charlie's Archons).

Charlie is noticeably inconsiderate to other peoples' need for sleep, even with his own allies. It might enable him to function with considerably less sleep than normal people need.

Extreme speculation: Mind control/influence, especially when directly communicating. (Maggie is very worried when Parson asks her to contact Charlie.)Erf-b1-p088Same-site.PNG

More extreme speculation: given that it can grant Thinkamancy to a caster of a different discipline, it might even be capable of enabling a four discipline link.

[edit] Real World References

The Arkendish resembles the antenna used for satellite television.

Charlie and his Archons are more than likely a reference to the American T.V. Show "Charlie's angels"

It was pointed out that Dish Network formed by Charles W. "Charlie" Ergen provides satellite television service in the United States.

The fact that the arkendish can be used to poke around in peoples' minds may be a reference to tin foil hats. In science fiction and some conspiracy theories, tin foil hats would block out telepathy underneath a similar principle to blocking out radio waves.

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