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Flower Power is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Hippiemancy]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Erf]]  and composed of the two [[Magic_Elements|element]]s of [[Life]] and [[Matter]].{{erf|1|038a|Parson's Klog #2}}  A practitioner of Flower Power is known as a Florist.{{WoT|5145}}
=Proposed Canon=
=Proposed Canon=
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Flower Power is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Hippiemancy]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Erf]].{{erf|1|038a|Parson's Klog #2}}  A practitioner of Flower Power is known as a Florist.{{WoT|5145}}
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==Abilities==
==Abilities==
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*As of yet Unknown.
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*Making a target unable to engage for a turn.
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*Turning a city into a no combat zone for a turn. (Either or both of these may be referred to as "quieting")
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*"[P]oisons, both natural and magical, [a]re Flower Power." <sup>[[IPTSF Text 18]]</sup>
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==Known Units==
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==Known Florists==
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As of yet, no practitioners of Flower Power have been introduced.<br>
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*[[Janis Atlantis]] - A [[Grand Abbie]] Hippiemancer residing in the Magic Kingdom who has been observed casting and teaching Flower Power magic.
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*[[Olive Branch]] - Chief Florist of [[Haffaton]] around the time when [[Wanda Firebaugh]] [[pop]]ped.
=Speculation=
=Speculation=
Flower Power may have the ability to prevent or stall a conflict.{{erf|1|013}} It may also directly affect plant life. When we first see [[Sizemore]] and [[Janis]], they are sitting next to a giant flower. Might Janis have grown that flower to its huge size during Sizemore's lesson? If Flower Power allows casters to quickly grow giant plants, then they could prevent conflicts by growing barriers of giant plants between conflicting [[sides]].
Flower Power may have the ability to prevent or stall a conflict.{{erf|1|013}} It may also directly affect plant life. When we first see [[Sizemore]] and [[Janis]], they are sitting next to a giant flower. Might Janis have grown that flower to its huge size during Sizemore's lesson? If Flower Power allows casters to quickly grow giant plants, then they could prevent conflicts by growing barriers of giant plants between conflicting [[sides]].
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Flower Power may also have limited control over plant life.
Sizemore mentions that "in the presence of so much Flower Power, time perception sort of ''crumbles''". The [[Hippiemancer]]s call it "Flaking".{{erf|1|011}}
Sizemore mentions that "in the presence of so much Flower Power, time perception sort of ''crumbles''". The [[Hippiemancer]]s call it "Flaking".{{erf|1|011}}
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To speculate on Flower Power, let's note that there are few references at this time, but we may infer certain aspects from its sister Classes and Disciplines and the evidence we have.  Flower Power is the confluence of Life, Matter, and Erf, Classes and Axis respectively, which places it in the Discipline of Hippiemancy.  (It may be worth noting, Flower Power might also be defined by the absence of Motion from its Classes.)  The use of magic in other Disciplines of Erf are well known to Erfworld fans, such as Dirtamancy, Lookamancy, and on at least one explosive occasion, Shockmancy.  The Erf Axis schools for their Disciplines appear to be strongly physically based as might be inferred from the ''Erf'' Axis.  In this way, Flower Power might also be physically grounded in Erf for the Hippiemancy Discipline.  As it is related to the confluence of Life and Matter, this may place its effects on physical environment (matter) which is experienced by Erf beings (life) (like Gaia in the real word.)  For example, Flower Power ''Flaking'' appears to impact the experience of time.  In the one example we have, this effect was experienced as physical time dilation [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation] in a localized space within a single hex and not by beings outside of that space, however, for you Signamancers out there it would appear Flower Power's sister Discipline in Erf, Turnamancy, may be required to impact turn-based time between hexes or perhaps sides.  Based on visual references and the deference of Janis, Grand Abbie, to the plight of others, Flower Power may stress communitarian/egalitarian values which it may share with its fellow Hippiemany Discipline's Signamancy and Date-a-mancy.  Looking for inferences into Flower Power from it's sister Disciplines, Signamancy and Date-a-Mancy does not provide much additional evidence at this time as they too are not locked in much Canon.  With their confluence of Life and Matter and their absence of Motion Classes, it may be that within Hippiemancy Flower Power (Erf) might influence the environment/nature (space), Signamancy (Fate) might influence perspective/insight (vision), and Date-a-mancy (Numbers) might influence synchronicity (''time'' in ''meaningful events'', or put another way, the inverse of ''meaningful events'' in ''time'').
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1) To speculate on Flower Power, let's note that there are few references at this time, but we may infer certain aspects from its sister Classes and Disciplines and the evidence we have.  Flower Power is the confluence of Life, Matter, and Erf, Classes and Axis respectively, which places it in the Discipline of Hippiemancy.  (It may be worth noting, Flower Power might also be defined by the absence of Motion from its Classes.)  The use of magic in other Disciplines of Erf are well known to Erfworld fans, such as Dirtamancy, Lookamancy, and on at least two explosive occasions, Shockmancy.  The Erf Axis schools for their Disciplines appear to be strongly physically based as might be inferred from the ''Erf'' Axis.  In this way, Flower Power might also be physically grounded in Erf for the Hippiemancy Discipline.  As it is related to the confluence of Life and Matter, this may place its effects on physical environment (matter) which is experienced by Erf beings (life) (like Gaia in the real word.)  For example, Flower Power ''Flaking'' appears to impact the experience of time.  In the one example we have, this effect was experienced as physical time dilation [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Time_dilation] in a localized space within a single hex and not by beings outside of that space, however, for you Signamancers out there it would appear Flower Power's sister Discipline in Erf, Turnamancy, may be required to impact turn-based time between hexes or perhaps sides.  Based on visual references and the deference of Janis, Grand Abbie, to the plight of others, Flower Power may stress communitarian/egalitarian values which it may share with its fellow Hippiemany Disciplines, Signamancy and Date-a-mancy.  Looking for inferences into Flower Power from it's sister Disciplines, Signamancy and Date-a-Mancy does not provide much additional evidence at this time as they too are not locked in much Canon.  With their confluence of Life and Matter and their absence of Motion Classes, it may be that within Hippiemancy Flower Power (Erf) might influence the environment/nature (space), Signamancy [http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Signamancy] (Fate) might influence perspective/insight (vision), and Date-a-mancy [http://www.erfworld.com/wiki/index.php/Date-a-mancy] (Numbers) might influence synchronicity (''time'' in ''meaningful events'', or put another way, the inverse of ''meaningful events'' in ''time'').
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2) Hippiemancy is the magic of relationships: detecting and altering the forces of opposition and attraction which bind people or units.    Flower power may relate most to bending and breaking the rules of erfworld using loopholes; and distort perception of time. If Parson is flower power capable and spent an entire night wishing that units could move at night, he might have been able to move only at night from that day onwards (explaining his failure to walk out during the day) yet not realising his newfound abilities.
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3) If Flower Power has control over plants it may help improve (or possibly destroy) food production.
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* If this is true, then theoretically Flower Power may also grant bonuses when leading plant based units, such as Gumps, in the same way that a Croakamancer grants bonuses to uncroaked units that he or she is leading.
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4) Flower power may also be related to herbalism on stupid world prime.
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5) Flower Power may allow its practitioners to manufacture various forms of drugs, both helpful and harmful in nature.
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==Suspected Florists==
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6) If poisons are Flower Power, then perhaps antidotes to those poisons may be as well.
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*[[Janis]]{{erf|1|011}} -- likely named after Janis Joplin, a Hippie singer and artist
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=Real World References=
=Real World References=
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"Flower Power" was a slogan used by the 1960's-70's peace movement whose practicioners were known as Hippies. They worked to end the war in Vietnam, fought racial injustice, and attempted to revolutionize the American way of life. Their ideology included non-violent protest and passive interference with authority. Their clothing was usually vibrant, and they were frequently associated with drug use, psychedelic music and art, and social permissiveness. Their personal artwork (rather than the work of the professional artists associated with the cause) often featured simple, colorful floral designs, which appeared on their clothes and vehicles. Flowers were a significant symbol during their peace protests. For instance, hippies would place flowers in the muzzles of guns carried by National Guardsmen (sent to maintain order at various gathering places of the movement) demonstrating their own non-violence and hoping to sway the young men into ignoring any orders to use their weapons. Tragically, it didn't always work: at least two incidents of US National Guardsmen shooting hippies occured. Flower Power died with the Hippie movement, absorbed or destroyed by other sub-cultural movements, and with the ending of the War in Vietnam disappeared quickly. The participants had matured into adults with responsibilities, their most serious causes had been eliminated, and they had discovered the self-destructive and addictive qualities of their philosophical ideals had taken a toll on their lives and well-being. The Hippie movement remains one of the most respected revolutionary movements for its lack of violence (perhaps exceeded only by Ghandi's success in India, on which the Hippie movement may have been modelled), thanks in part to its success in both the anti-War and racial arenas.
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"Flower Power" was a slogan used by the 1960's-70's peace movement whose practitioners were known as Hippies, or Flower Children.
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Contents

Canon

Class\Axis Erf Fate Numbers
Hippiemancy Flower Power Signamancy Date-a-mancy

Flower Power is one of the three disciplines of the Magic class Hippiemancy; it is aligned with the axis of Erf and composed of the two elements of Life and Matter.Erf-b1-p038aSame-site.PNG A practitioner of Flower Power is known as a Florist.WoT-5145

Proposed Canon

Abilities

  • Making a target unable to engage for a turn.
  • Turning a city into a no combat zone for a turn. (Either or both of these may be referred to as "quieting")
  • "[P]oisons, both natural and magical, [a]re Flower Power." IPTSF Text 18

Known Florists

Speculation

Flower Power may have the ability to prevent or stall a conflict.Erf-b1-p013Same-site.PNG It may also directly affect plant life. When we first see Sizemore and Janis, they are sitting next to a giant flower. Might Janis have grown that flower to its huge size during Sizemore's lesson? If Flower Power allows casters to quickly grow giant plants, then they could prevent conflicts by growing barriers of giant plants between conflicting sides.

Flower Power may also have limited control over plant life.

Sizemore mentions that "in the presence of so much Flower Power, time perception sort of crumbles". The Hippiemancers call it "Flaking".Erf-b1-p011Same-site.PNG

1) To speculate on Flower Power, let's note that there are few references at this time, but we may infer certain aspects from its sister Classes and Disciplines and the evidence we have. Flower Power is the confluence of Life, Matter, and Erf, Classes and Axis respectively, which places it in the Discipline of Hippiemancy. (It may be worth noting, Flower Power might also be defined by the absence of Motion from its Classes.) The use of magic in other Disciplines of Erf are well known to Erfworld fans, such as Dirtamancy, Lookamancy, and on at least two explosive occasions, Shockmancy. The Erf Axis schools for their Disciplines appear to be strongly physically based as might be inferred from the Erf Axis. In this way, Flower Power might also be physically grounded in Erf for the Hippiemancy Discipline. As it is related to the confluence of Life and Matter, this may place its effects on physical environment (matter) which is experienced by Erf beings (life) (like Gaia in the real word.) For example, Flower Power Flaking appears to impact the experience of time. In the one example we have, this effect was experienced as physical time dilation [1] in a localized space within a single hex and not by beings outside of that space, however, for you Signamancers out there it would appear Flower Power's sister Discipline in Erf, Turnamancy, may be required to impact turn-based time between hexes or perhaps sides. Based on visual references and the deference of Janis, Grand Abbie, to the plight of others, Flower Power may stress communitarian/egalitarian values which it may share with its fellow Hippiemany Disciplines, Signamancy and Date-a-mancy. Looking for inferences into Flower Power from it's sister Disciplines, Signamancy and Date-a-Mancy does not provide much additional evidence at this time as they too are not locked in much Canon. With their confluence of Life and Matter and their absence of Motion Classes, it may be that within Hippiemancy Flower Power (Erf) might influence the environment/nature (space), Signamancy [2] (Fate) might influence perspective/insight (vision), and Date-a-mancy [3] (Numbers) might influence synchronicity (time in meaningful events, or put another way, the inverse of meaningful events in time).

2) Hippiemancy is the magic of relationships: detecting and altering the forces of opposition and attraction which bind people or units. Flower power may relate most to bending and breaking the rules of erfworld using loopholes; and distort perception of time. If Parson is flower power capable and spent an entire night wishing that units could move at night, he might have been able to move only at night from that day onwards (explaining his failure to walk out during the day) yet not realising his newfound abilities.

3) If Flower Power has control over plants it may help improve (or possibly destroy) food production.

  • If this is true, then theoretically Flower Power may also grant bonuses when leading plant based units, such as Gumps, in the same way that a Croakamancer grants bonuses to uncroaked units that he or she is leading.

4) Flower power may also be related to herbalism on stupid world prime.

5) Flower Power may allow its practitioners to manufacture various forms of drugs, both helpful and harmful in nature.

6) If poisons are Flower Power, then perhaps antidotes to those poisons may be as well.

Real World References

"Flower Power" was a slogan used by the 1960's-70's peace movement whose practitioners were known as Hippies, or Flower Children.

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