Predictamancy

From ErfWiki

(Difference between revisions)
Jump to: navigation, search
Line 20: Line 20:
*[[Maya Calendar]] of [[Haffaton]], croaked
*[[Maya Calendar]] of [[Haffaton]], croaked
*[[Phillip]] of the Magic Kingdom
*[[Phillip]] of the Magic Kingdom
 +
 +
==Predictamancy and causality==
 +
Fate events are believed to be set by the [[Titan]]s. It manipulates [[Luckamancy]] to achieve the desired outcome. With a great deal of difficulty, it is indeed possible to defeat fate, but unless it is done with [[Carnymancy]], it results in backlash against the person to resist their fate, causing an event that they like even less to occur.
=Speculation=
=Speculation=
Line 30: Line 33:
*[[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}}
*[[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}}
*[[Delphie Temple]] predicted that a [[unit]] named [[Jillian]] (or Gillian) would arrive at the ruins of [[Goodminton]].
*[[Delphie Temple]] predicted that a [[unit]] named [[Jillian]] (or Gillian) would arrive at the ruins of [[Goodminton]].
-
 
-
==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|1|143}}
 
-
 
-
===Future event created by prediction===
 
-
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.
 
-
 
-
===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. This mechanism seems highly likely given how Wanda has describe Fate as having a specific destination, but different optional paths to get there.
 
-
 
-
===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.
 
-
 
[[Category:Magic]]
[[Category:Magic]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
[[Category:Speculation]]
[[Category:Speculation]]

Revision as of 18:03, 11 March 2013

{{{6}}}

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

Predictamancy and causality

Fate events are believed to be set by the Titans. It manipulates Luckamancy to achieve the desired outcome. With a great deal of difficulty, it is indeed possible to defeat fate, but unless it is done with Carnymancy, it results in backlash against the person to resist their fate, causing an event that they like even less to occur.

Speculation

Predictions that have proven accurate

Go To:
Personal tools