Flower Power

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==Abilities==
==Abilities==
*Making a target unable to engage for a turn.
*Making a target unable to engage for a turn.
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*Turning a city into a no combat zone 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")
*"[P]oisons, both natural and magical, [a]re Flower Power." <sup>[[IPTSF Text 18]]</sup>
*"[P]oisons, both natural and magical, [a]re Flower Power." <sup>[[IPTSF Text 18]]</sup>
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*Can suspend fights, leaving the combatants motionless for a few minutes.
==Known Florists==
==Known Florists==
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6) If poisons are Flower Power, then perhaps antidotes to those poisons may be as well.
6) If poisons are Flower Power, then perhaps antidotes to those poisons may be as well.
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==Known Florists==
 
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*[[Janis]]{{erf|1|011}} -- likely named after Janis Joplin, a singer and artist closely associated with the real-world Hippie movement.
 
=Real World References=
=Real World References=

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[edit] 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

[edit] Proposed Canon

[edit] 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
  • Can suspend fights, leaving the combatants motionless for a few minutes.

[edit] Known Florists

[edit] 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.

[edit] 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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