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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.  
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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Such powerful spells as ending another side's turn requires a link-up.
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It is rare, but possible, for a single caster to become master-class in more than one discipline. Isaac for example, is a master of Thinkamancy and Lookamancy, and an adept at Foolamancy. It is possible for such a caster to contribute one of their additional disciplines to a link. However, in the first such link shown, an additional Thinkamancer was needed to facilitate the link, despite Isaac being a master class Thinkamancer himself, suggesting there are still limitations.
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==Known Links==
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Foolamancer]]/[[Lookamancer]]===
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'''[[Gobwin Knob]] [[Caster]]s involved'''
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* [[Maggie]]
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* [[Jack Snipe]]
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* [[Misty]]
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'''Abilities'''
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* Creation of [[Eyebook]]s{{Erf|1|047}}
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* 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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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Croakamancer]]/[[Dirtamancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Maggie]]
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* [[Wanda]]
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* [[Sizemore]]
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'''Abilities'''
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* [[Volcano Uncroaking|Uncroak volcanoes]]{{Erf|1|135}} and control the direction of the blast{{Erf|1|142}}
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* 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]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Maggie]]
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* [[Sizemore]]
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'''Abilities'''
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*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]]/[[Foolamancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Maggie]]
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* [[Jack Snipe]]
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*Investigated the [[Eyebook]]s for security holes, made security improvements, and upgraded them to become able to project 3D Foolamancy.
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Carnymancer]]/[[Turnamancer]]===
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* [[Charlie]]
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* [[Vanna]]
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* It is not certain that [[Carnymancy]] was actually used in this particular link, but since Charlie is a [[Carnymancer]], and this particular spell impacted the rules, it is very likely that he provided his own discipline in addition to the [[Thinkamancy]] granted by the [[Arkendish]]. 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]]/[[Date-a-mancer]]/[[Hat Magician]]===
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* unknown
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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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* 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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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Flower Power]]/[[Turnamancer]]===
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'''Casters involved'''
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* [[Maxwell]]
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* [[Olive Branch]]
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* [[Tina]]
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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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* [[Maxwell]]
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* [[Tina]]
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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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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Croakamancer]]/[[Dirtamancer]]===
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* [[Komatsu]]
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* Inspired the creation of memorial stones.
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=See Also=
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[[List of Caster Links]]
=Speculation=
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To discuss the power of speculative link-ups, please visit [[Speculative Link-ups]].
To discuss the power of speculative link-ups, please visit [[Speculative Link-ups]].
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===[[Thinkamancer]]/[[Luckamancer]]/[[Mathamancer]]===
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Since the [[Arkendish]] can provide unmatched [[Thinkamancy]] to a caster of a different discipline, effectively making 1 caster count as 2, it might be possible to use the Arkendish for a 4 discipline linkup. It is notable that Charlie and Olive performed caster links intended to learn how to emulate other disciplines with Flower Power, including disciplines other than Thinkamancy and Carnymancy.
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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.
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'''Abilities'''
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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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Since the [[Arkendish]] can provide [[Thinkamancy]] to a caster of a different discipline, effectively making 1 caster count as 2, it might be possible to use the Arkendish for a 4 discipline linkup.
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Latest revision as of 04:06, 25 July 2014

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Magic 101
Natural Magic, Caster, Caster link, Juice, Scroll, Magic Item, Spell, Grandiocosmic Strings, Nodes

[edit] 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.

It is rare, but possible, for a single caster to become master-class in more than one discipline. Isaac for example, is a master of Thinkamancy and Lookamancy, and an adept at Foolamancy. It is possible for such a caster to contribute one of their additional disciplines to a link. However, in the first such link shown, an additional Thinkamancer was needed to facilitate the link, despite Isaac being a master class Thinkamancer himself, suggesting there are still limitations.

[edit] See Also

List of Caster Links

[edit] Speculation

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

Since the Arkendish can provide unmatched Thinkamancy to a caster of a different discipline, effectively making 1 caster count as 2, it might be possible to use the Arkendish for a 4 discipline linkup. It is notable that Charlie and Olive performed caster links intended to learn how to emulate other disciplines with Flower Power, including disciplines other than Thinkamancy and Carnymancy.

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