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=Proposed Canon=
=Proposed Canon=
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A Caster link is made when two or three [[Casters]] are joined physically (via holding hands or by a chain, for instance) and mentally through a [[Thinkamancer]] in order to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The linked [[Casters]] can perform [[Spell]]s far more powerful and complex than any single Caster could consider possible.  Casters united in this away are said to be linked.
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A Caster link is made when two or three [[Casters]] are joined physically (via holding hands or by a chain, for instance) and mentally through a [[Thinkamancer]] in order to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The linked [[Casters]] can perform [[Spell]]s far more powerful and complex than any single Caster could consider possible.  Casters united in this way are said to be linked.
A [[Thinkamancer]] joins with one or two other [[Casters]] to create a combined consciousness.  The process of creating the link can be aided by each Caster recalling how it felt when it first cast a [[Spell]] of its Discipline, which is described as warm, comforting, and familiar.{{Erf|1|135}} The casters then lose their individuality and revert to representing only their Discipline. It is still possible for a Caster to remember its former existence{{Erf|1|046}}, but using this knowledge strains and might break the link.{{Erf|1|054}}  The link is fragile, and can be broken by merely calling one of the Casters by its name, so the linked Casters are referred to by their [[Magic|Discipline]]s instead (ie. [[Thinkamancer]], [[Dirtamancer]], [[Lookamancer]], etc.).
A [[Thinkamancer]] joins with one or two other [[Casters]] to create a combined consciousness.  The process of creating the link can be aided by each Caster recalling how it felt when it first cast a [[Spell]] of its Discipline, which is described as warm, comforting, and familiar.{{Erf|1|135}} The casters then lose their individuality and revert to representing only their Discipline. It is still possible for a Caster to remember its former existence{{Erf|1|046}}, but using this knowledge strains and might break the link.{{Erf|1|054}}  The link is fragile, and can be broken by merely calling one of the Casters by its name, so the linked Casters are referred to by their [[Magic|Discipline]]s instead (ie. [[Thinkamancer]], [[Dirtamancer]], [[Lookamancer]], etc.).
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Breaking the link can result in damage to the minds of the [[Casters]], but this is similar to the backlash of other [[Thinkamancy]] [[Spell]]s, so a good Thinkamancer can protect herself (or himself) from the damage by forcing the other Casters to bear the brunt.{{Erf|1|084}}.  This can lead to insanity of the other Casters and in the extreme case death {{Erf|1|077}}
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Breaking the link can result in damage to the minds of the [[Casters]], but this is similar to the backlash of other [[Thinkamancy]] [[Spell]]s, so a good Thinkamancer can protect herself (or himself) from the damage by forcing the other Casters to bear the brunt.{{Erf|1|084}}.  Such backlash can lead to severe trauma, including temporary catatonia, insanity, or death. {{Erf|1|077}}
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A two Caster link may be dissolved by the Thinkamancer that began the link without harming either Caster. A three Caster link cannot be safely broken without the help of other Thinkamancers.
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==Known Fusions==
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Such powerful spells as ending another side's turn requires a link-up.
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==Known Links==
===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Lookamancer]]/[[Foolamancer]]===
===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Lookamancer]]/[[Foolamancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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'''[[Gobwin Knob]] [[Caster]]s involved'''
* [[Maggie]]
* [[Maggie]]
* [[Misty]]
* [[Misty]]
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* Creation of [[Eyebook]]s{{Erf|1|047}}
* Creation of [[Eyebook]]s{{Erf|1|047}}
* Creation and operation of the [[Eyemancer Table]]{{Erf|1|045}}
* Creation and operation of the [[Eyemancer Table]]{{Erf|1|045}}
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'''Circumstances of First Dissolution'''
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* Accidentally broken by [[Parson]] when he addressed Misty by name.{{Erf|1|046}}
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* Partial or averted dissolution? [[Sizemore]] strongly assumes that the link was broken by [[Parson]]'s actions.{{Erf|1|054}}
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* No harmful effects.
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'''Circumstances of Second Dissolution''' {{Erf|1|072}}
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* Broken by Maggie upon order of [[Stanley the Tool]].
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* Maggie protected herself from the backlash.
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* Jack Snipe was driven insane until his name was spoken.
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* Misty [[croaked]].
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* [[Volcano Uncroaking|Uncroak volcanoes]]{{Erf|1|135}} and control the direction of the blast{{Erf|1|142}}
* [[Volcano Uncroaking|Uncroak volcanoes]]{{Erf|1|135}} and control the direction of the blast{{Erf|1|142}}
* Enhanced perception of terrain (leading to gem finding){{Erf|1|142}}
* Enhanced perception of terrain (leading to gem finding){{Erf|1|142}}
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'''Circumstances of Dissolution'''
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* Unraveled by five Thinkamancers, at least one [[master-class]].
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* No negative effects.
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Dirtamancer]]===
===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Dirtamancer]]===
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'''Abilities'''
'''Abilities'''
*Upgrading a City with better results than by a Dirtamancer alone.{{ref|summer-updates-–-026}}
*Upgrading a City with better results than by a Dirtamancer alone.{{ref|summer-updates-–-026}}
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'''Circumstances of Dissolution'''
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* Presumably dissolved by Maggie with no danger.
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Turnamancer]]/???===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Charlie]]
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* [[Vanna]]
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* There may or may not have been a third caster in the link. [[Bowie]]?  He's a [[Changemancer]] and they did change whose turn it is.  Also, he's in the magic kingdom where he may have told [[Janis]] of the planned link up.  This link may have been what Janis meant by "other things" when she said "And this battle will be a turning point. I have some Predictamancy on it, among other things. There will be disarray." If not Bowie, [[Jeftichew]] is a likely candidate, as a [[Carnymancer]]. The powers of Carnymancy are unknown, but the "production values" of the spell were pretty high, and Carnymancy is likely the most presentational [[magic]] around.
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'''Abilities'''
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* Appears to be the first ranged link-up — i.e. it doesn't require physical contact between casters — most likely due to the power of the [[Arkendish]].  Charlie was unable to broadcast to other Archons during the link, although he did manage to send a terse thinkagram to [[King Slately]] when the latter risked breaking the link.
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* Forcing a side to end their turn early.  This was a surprise to both Jetstone and Gobwin Knob, so it's unlikely regular Turnamancy can do this, even with a master-class caster.
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* Vanna states that the spell cost two turns' worth of juice; unless casters can "hold over" juice from preceding turns, this implies that Charlie shared some of the juice cost.  This may or may not be a normal function of a caster link.
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'''Circumstances of Dissolution'''
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* Broken by [[Charlie]] at the beginning of the [[Jetstone]]/[[Kingdom of Faq|Faq]]/[[Haggar]]?/[[Transylvito]]? [[alliance]]'s [[turn]], with no negative effects to [[Vanna]].
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Hat Magician]]/[[Date-a-mancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* unknown
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'''Abilities'''
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* Created the [[Laurel of Napster]].
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Thinkamancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Great Minds that Think Alike]]
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'''Abilities'''
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* A pair of linked Thinkamancers standing in different nodes of amplification can send and detect G-string vibrations far better than a single caster. Notably, it is easily possible for a single caster to achieve the same effect just by oscillating between the different nodes themself, since the trick works in the first place by giving the Thinkamancer more perspective.
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'''Circumstances of Dissolution'''
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* Presumably dissolved by the the experimenters with no danger.
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Turnamancer]]/[[Hippiemancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Maxwell]]
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* [[Tina]]
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* [[Olive Branch]]
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'''Abilities'''
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* Creation of the initial [[Heroine bud]]s. Though it would seem that more can be produced without a linkup afterwards.
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Croakamancer]]/[[Turnamancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Maxwell]]
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* [[Wanda]]
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* [[Tina]]
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'''Abilities'''
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* Ability to create a box of tricks, a [[Magic Item]] that can be used for all sorts of creative torture on a captive in order to interrogate or [[turn]] them.
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=Speculation=
=Speculation=
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Luckamancer]]/[[Mathamancer]]===
===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Luckamancer]]/[[Mathamancer]]===
Some sides combine [[Mathamancy]] and [[Luckamancy]]{{erf|1|054}}.  Sizemore explicitly compares the power of the combination to that of the [[Eyemancer]] link-up, which inspires some people to believe this a link-up with a [[Thinkamancer]].
Some sides combine [[Mathamancy]] and [[Luckamancy]]{{erf|1|054}}.  Sizemore explicitly compares the power of the combination to that of the [[Eyemancer]] link-up, which inspires some people to believe this a link-up with a [[Thinkamancer]].
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Sizemore specifically states "You pair your Mathamancers with some Luckamancers."  Both the term pair and the plurals of Mathamancers and Luckamancers (since a 4 caster link is impossible) suggest against a trimancer link.
'''Abilities'''
'''Abilities'''
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* Targeted Luck: The Mathamancer determines the most important battles and the Luckamancer tilts them in his sides favour.
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* Targeted Luck: The Mathamancer determines the most important battles and the Luckamancer tilts them in his side's favour.
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===([[Thinkamancer]]/[[Thinkamancer]])/Multiple others===
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In theory a two [[Thinkamancer]] link up could function as a single, much more powerful, [[Thinkamancer]] for the creation of a second link up. This may allow a link up of 'Four' casters, and there by link up featuring a whole school of casting besides Eyemancy, or a 'three' caster link up that could be safely disolved without assistance.
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It is also with in the realm of reason that if a linked pair of [[Thinkamancers]] can function as a single for such a link, there is no reason multiple of these groups couldn't link together... Maybe this is what the greath minds are thinking alike about.
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Proposed Canon

A Caster link is made when two or three Casters are joined physically (via holding hands or by a chain, for instance) and mentally through a Thinkamancer in order to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The linked Casters can perform Spells far more powerful and complex than any single Caster could consider possible. Casters united in this way are said to be linked.

A Thinkamancer joins with one or two other Casters to create a combined consciousness. The process of creating the link can be aided by each Caster recalling how it felt when it first cast a Spell of its Discipline, which is described as warm, comforting, and familiar.Erf-b1-p135Same-site.PNG The casters then lose their individuality and revert to representing only their Discipline. It is still possible for a Caster to remember its former existenceErf-b1-p046Same-site.PNG, but using this knowledge strains and might break the link.Erf-b1-p054Same-site.PNG The link is fragile, and can be broken by merely calling one of the Casters by its name, so the linked Casters are referred to by their Disciplines instead (ie. Thinkamancer, Dirtamancer, Lookamancer, etc.).

Breaking the link can result in damage to the minds of the Casters, but this is similar to the backlash of other Thinkamancy Spells, so a good Thinkamancer can protect herself (or himself) from the damage by forcing the other Casters to bear the brunt.Erf-b1-p084Same-site.PNG. Such backlash can lead to severe trauma, including temporary catatonia, insanity, or death. Erf-b1-p077Same-site.PNG

A two Caster link may be dissolved by the Thinkamancer that began the link without harming either Caster. A three Caster link cannot be safely broken without the help of other Thinkamancers.

Such powerful spells as ending another side's turn requires a link-up.

Known Links

Thinkamancer/Lookamancer/Foolamancer

Gobwin Knob Casters involved

Abilities

Circumstances of First Dissolution

  • Accidentally broken by Parson when he addressed Misty by name.Erf-b1-p046Same-site.PNG
  • Partial or averted dissolution? Sizemore strongly assumes that the link was broken by Parson's actions.Erf-b1-p054Same-site.PNG
  • No harmful effects.

Circumstances of Second Dissolution Erf-b1-p072Same-site.PNG

  • Broken by Maggie upon order of Stanley the Tool.
  • Maggie protected herself from the backlash.
  • Jack Snipe was driven insane until his name was spoken.
  • Misty croaked.


Thinkamancer/Croakamancer/Dirtamancer

Casters involved

Abilities

Circumstances of Dissolution

  • Unraveled by five Thinkamancers, at least one master-class.
  • No negative effects.


Thinkamancer/Dirtamancer

Casters involved

Abilities

  • Upgrading a City with better results than by a Dirtamancer alone.[1]

Circumstances of Dissolution

  • Presumably dissolved by Maggie with no danger.


Thinkamancer/Turnamancer/???

Casters involved

  • Charlie
  • Vanna
  • There may or may not have been a third caster in the link. Bowie? He's a Changemancer and they did change whose turn it is. Also, he's in the magic kingdom where he may have told Janis of the planned link up. This link may have been what Janis meant by "other things" when she said "And this battle will be a turning point. I have some Predictamancy on it, among other things. There will be disarray." If not Bowie, Jeftichew is a likely candidate, as a Carnymancer. The powers of Carnymancy are unknown, but the "production values" of the spell were pretty high, and Carnymancy is likely the most presentational magic around.

Abilities

  • Appears to be the first ranged link-up — i.e. it doesn't require physical contact between casters — most likely due to the power of the Arkendish. Charlie was unable to broadcast to other Archons during the link, although he did manage to send a terse thinkagram to King Slately when the latter risked breaking the link.
  • Forcing a side to end their turn early. This was a surprise to both Jetstone and Gobwin Knob, so it's unlikely regular Turnamancy can do this, even with a master-class caster.
  • Vanna states that the spell cost two turns' worth of juice; unless casters can "hold over" juice from preceding turns, this implies that Charlie shared some of the juice cost. This may or may not be a normal function of a caster link.

Circumstances of Dissolution


Thinkamancer/Hat Magician/Date-a-mancer

Casters involved

  • unknown

Abilities


Thinkamancer/Thinkamancer

Casters involved

Abilities

  • A pair of linked Thinkamancers standing in different nodes of amplification can send and detect G-string vibrations far better than a single caster. Notably, it is easily possible for a single caster to achieve the same effect just by oscillating between the different nodes themself, since the trick works in the first place by giving the Thinkamancer more perspective.

Circumstances of Dissolution

  • Presumably dissolved by the the experimenters with no danger.


Thinkamancer/Turnamancer/Hippiemancer

Casters involved

Abilities

  • Creation of the initial Heroine buds. Though it would seem that more can be produced without a linkup afterwards.


Thinkamancer/Croakamancer/Turnamancer

Casters involved

Abilities

  • Ability to create a box of tricks, a Magic Item that can be used for all sorts of creative torture on a captive in order to interrogate or turn them.


Speculation

To discuss the power of speculative link-ups, please visit Speculative Link-ups.

Thinkamancer/Luckamancer/Mathamancer

Some sides combine Mathamancy and LuckamancyErf-b1-p054Same-site.PNG. Sizemore explicitly compares the power of the combination to that of the Eyemancer link-up, which inspires some people to believe this a link-up with a Thinkamancer.

Sizemore specifically states "You pair your Mathamancers with some Luckamancers." Both the term pair and the plurals of Mathamancers and Luckamancers (since a 4 caster link is impossible) suggest against a trimancer link.

Abilities

  • Targeted Luck: The Mathamancer determines the most important battles and the Luckamancer tilts them in his side's favour.

(Thinkamancer/Thinkamancer)/Multiple others

In theory a two Thinkamancer link up could function as a single, much more powerful, Thinkamancer for the creation of a second link up. This may allow a link up of 'Four' casters, and there by link up featuring a whole school of casting besides Eyemancy, or a 'three' caster link up that could be safely disolved without assistance.

It is also with in the realm of reason that if a linked pair of Thinkamancers can function as a single for such a link, there is no reason multiple of these groups couldn't link together... Maybe this is what the greath minds are thinking alike about.

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