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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.<sup>[[LIAB_57:12]]</sup>  
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.<sup>[[LIAB_57:12]]</sup>  
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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.  
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The only known portals connect to the [[Magic Kingdom]]. One exists in each [[capital]] [[city]] with an associated endpoint in the Magic Kingdom and these portals will shutdown if the [[city]] ceases to be a capital (such as if [[conquered]] by a side that has already chosen a different capital city as the capital of the side).  
Cities definitely known to have portals are:
Cities definitely known to have portals are:
*  [[Gobwin Knob]] (green)
*  [[Gobwin Knob]] (green)
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* [[Spacerock]] (blue),
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* [[Spacerock]] (blue, before the capital was moved)
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* and the [[City of Unaroyal]] (before its fall).
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* [[City of Unaroyal]] (magenta, before the side's fall)
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* [[City of Homekey]] (purple)
* Other capitals such as [[Transylvito]] and [[Faq]] would also have them, but those have not yet been seen in the comic.
* Other capitals such as [[Transylvito]] and [[Faq]] would also have them, but those have not yet been seen in the comic.
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A non-[[caster]] [[unit]] that attempts to walk through a portal to the Magic Kingdom will be [[disband]]ed, and vanish.  This is how [[Queen Bea]] of [[Unaroyal]] committed suicide.
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A non-[[caster]] [[unit]] that attempts to walk through a portal to the Magic Kingdom will be [[disband]]ed, and vanish.  This is how [[Queen Bea]] of [[Unaroyal]] committed suicide. However, objects do not count as units, and a dead body counts as an object. It is possible to use this to smuggle [[uncroaked]] and [[decrypted]] armies into the Magic Kingdom.
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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Latest revision as of 00:22, 6 May 2014

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[edit] 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. One exists in each capital city with an associated endpoint in the Magic Kingdom and these portals will shutdown if the city ceases to be a capital (such as if conquered by a side that has already chosen a different capital city as the capital of the side). 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. However, objects do not count as units, and a dead body counts as an object. It is possible to use this to smuggle uncroaked and decrypted armies into the Magic Kingdom.

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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