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(Added "before the capital was moved" to the Spacerock listing, as it no longer has the portal.)
(Since Parson is confirmed as a caster, speculation no longer applies.)
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Passing through a portal does not follow the known [[Movement]] rules. It apparently does not require movement points, as proven when [[Parson]] was able to use a portal despite being a garrison unit with zero move. Further, units may pass through the portal when it is not their turn, because [[Parson]] and his casters leave Gobwin Knob during the [[Royal Crown Coalition]]'s turn, and return during the night (between turns). {{erf|1|136}}
Passing through a portal does not follow the known [[Movement]] rules. It apparently does not require movement points, as proven when [[Parson]] was able to use a portal despite being a garrison unit with zero move. Further, units may pass through the portal when it is not their turn, because [[Parson]] and his casters leave Gobwin Knob during the [[Royal Crown Coalition]]'s turn, and return during the night (between turns). {{erf|1|136}}
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==Speculation==
 
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As noted above, non-casters are disbanded when they enter a portal. However, Parson was able to pass through without disbanding, and arrive in the Magic Kingdom. A definitive reason for this has not yet been presented. [[Janis]] stated that Parson was actually a Hippiemancer, which may or may not be correct. Some other possibilities are: the portal could not see Parson's [[stats]] and therefore did not "know" he was a non-caster; the [[Mathamancy Bracer]] makes its wearer count as a Mathamancer; Parson as a non-native of Erf is immune to disbanding; or, contrary to what everyone believes, portals don't really automatically disband non-casters. (This last would beg the question of what happened to Queen Bea when she attempted suicide by portal.)
 
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Revision as of 02:20, 19 May 2013

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Proposed Canon

Portals are magic teleportation devices that allow a user to leave one hex and enter another instantly. They may be an example of Hat Magic. Portals take the form of glowing doorways, and vary in color.LIAB_57:12

The only known portals connect to the Magic Kingdom. Reportedly, one exists in each side's capital and these portals will shutdown if the city ceases to be a capital. Cities definitely known to have portals are:

A non-caster unit that attempts to walk through a portal to the Magic Kingdom will be disbanded, and vanish. This is how Queen Bea of Unaroyal committed suicide.

Passing through a portal does not follow the known Movement rules. It apparently does not require movement points, as proven when Parson was able to use a portal despite being a garrison unit with zero move. Further, units may pass through the portal when it is not their turn, because Parson and his casters leave Gobwin Knob during the Royal Crown Coalition's turn, and return during the night (between turns). Erf-b1-p136Same-site.PNG

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