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=Canon=
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=Proposed Canon=
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Predictamancy is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Hocus Pocus]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Fate]].{{erf|1|040}}
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Predictamancy is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Hocus Pocus]]  and composed solely of the [[Magic_Elements|element]] of [[Life]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Fate]].{{erf|1|038a|Parson's Klog #2}}
==Abilities==
==Abilities==
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*[[Findamancer]]s and [[Predictamancer]]s in the [[Magic Kingdom]]{{erf|1|013}} together forged a spell{{erf|1|005}} that was supposed to summon the "Perfect Warlord".
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*[[Findamancer]]s and [[Predictamancer]]s in the [[Magic Kingdom]]{{erf|1|013}} together forged a [[Spell]]{{erf|1|005}} that was supposed to summon the "[[Perfect Warlord]]".
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== Natural Predictamancy ==
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[[Intuition]] is said to be a natural form of Predictamancy in [[LIAB Text 38]].
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[[Battlespace determination]]s is said to be Natural Predictamancy in [[IPTSF Text 27]].
==Known Predictamancers==
==Known Predictamancers==
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*Unknown [[Caster]]: formerly in service to [[Faq]].{{erf|1|091}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]]: An predictamancer from [[FAQ]] responsible for many plot central predictions.
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*[[Delphie Temple]] of [[Goodminton]].
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==Other==
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=Speculation=
=Speculation=
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==Abilities==
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==Predictions that have proven accurate==
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*The [[Predictamancer]] of [[Faq]] predicted that [[Faq]] would fall some day.{{erf|1|091}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] predicted that [[Faq]] would fall some day.{{erf|1|082}}
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*The [[Predictamancer]] of [[Faq]] determined the order in which cities of [[Faq]] were veiled by the [[Foolamancer]].{{erf|1|119}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] determined the order in which cities of [[Faq]] were veiled by the [[Foolamancer]].{{erf|1|107}}
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*[[Wanda]] taking possession of [[Arkenpliers]] and attuning to them was Predicted.{{erf|1|156}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] predicted that [[Wanda]] would take possession of an [[Arkentool]] and attune to it.{{erf|1|143}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] predicted that [[Janis]] would stack with [[Parson]] {{erf|2|67}}
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*[[Delphie Temple]] predicted that [[Wanda]] would have [[Olive Branch]] as her Chief Caster. {{blog|2011|11|inner-peace-through-superior-firepower-–-episode-009}}
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*[[Delphie Temple]] predicted that [[Goodminton]] would not conquer [[Haffaton]], and that if Wanda continued to talk "she will bring ruin to Goodminton" {{blog|2011|11|inner-peace-through-superior-firepower-–-episode-010}}
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==Predictamancy and causality==
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The mechanisms of predictamancy have not been described in any detail.  Some possible mechanics are:
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===Self Fulfilling Prophecy===
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Knowledge of the predictions or predictamancy itself causes the predictions to be true. It could be argued that [[Wanda]] only became attuned to the [[Arkenpliers]] due to a course of actions based on future knowledge.{{erf|1|143}}
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===Future event created by prediction===
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Any use of Predictamancy could "plant" an event somewhere in the future of the targeted [[Unit|creature]]/[[Magic Item|item]]/[[Hex|land]]. For example, when [[Wanda]] was affected by Predictamancy, she was "foretold" to attune herself to an [[Arkentool]], but not which one or when. From that point, events that could cause her to attune had a higher odds of occurring, until the prophecy was fulfilled.
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===Outside influence===
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Forces beyond the scope of ordinary cause and effect in [[Erfworld]] (For instance the [[Titans]]) alter events to reach the predicted state regardless of anybody's knowledge or choices.
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===Foreknowledge===
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The Predictamancer obtains knowledge of future events by some unspecified means. Any actions taken on this knowledge are known in advance as well, and any influence already accounted for. Thus the act of predicting (or more precisely the act of telling someone a prediction) can change events, but the events leading up to the foreknown event are also foreknown.
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==Other==
 
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Since the name of the [[Predictamancer]] of Faq is never mentioned and [[Wanda]]'s functions in [[Faq]] are not clear except that she was a [[caster]]{{erf|1|092}}, some speculate that [[Wanda]] was the [[Predictamancer]] of Faq and then changed her [[Magic]] discipline to [[Croakamancy]].<br>
 
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Pro:
 
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*[[Wanda]] is quite able in other disciplines.{{erf|1|013}}
 
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*A [[caster]] shown with [[King Banhammer]]{{erf|1|091}} is possibly [[Wanda]] wearing the same skull head ornament she would wear later{{erf|1|092}}. It could be her style, but it could also mean that she was a [[Croakamancer]] indeed.
 
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*It is never mentioned that [[caster]]s can move from one [[Magic]] discipline to another.
 
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Revision as of 03:33, 4 October 2012

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Contents

Canon

Class\Axis Erf Fate Numbers
Hocus Pocus Findamancy Predictamancy Mathamancy

Proposed Canon

Predictamancy is one of the three disciplines of the Magic class Hocus Pocus and composed solely of the element of Life; it is aligned with the axis of Fate.Erf-b1-p038aSame-site.PNG

Abilities

Natural Predictamancy

Intuition is said to be a natural form of Predictamancy in LIAB Text 38. Battlespace determinations is said to be Natural Predictamancy in IPTSF Text 27.

Known Predictamancers

Speculation

Predictions that have proven accurate

Predictamancy and causality

The mechanisms of predictamancy have not been described in any detail. Some possible mechanics are:

Self Fulfilling Prophecy

Knowledge of the predictions or predictamancy itself causes the predictions to be true. It could be argued that Wanda only became attuned to the Arkenpliers due to a course of actions based on future knowledge.Erf-b1-p143Same-site.PNG

Future event created by prediction

Any use of Predictamancy could "plant" an event somewhere in the future of the targeted creature/item/land. For example, when Wanda was affected by Predictamancy, she was "foretold" to attune herself to an Arkentool, but not which one or when. From that point, events that could cause her to attune had a higher odds of occurring, until the prophecy was fulfilled.

Outside influence

Forces beyond the scope of ordinary cause and effect in Erfworld (For instance the Titans) alter events to reach the predicted state regardless of anybody's knowledge or choices.

Foreknowledge

The Predictamancer obtains knowledge of future events by some unspecified means. Any actions taken on this knowledge are known in advance as well, and any influence already accounted for. Thus the act of predicting (or more precisely the act of telling someone a prediction) can change events, but the events leading up to the foreknown event are also foreknown.

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