Rhyme-o-mancy

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Canon

Class\Axis Erf Fate Numbers
Stagemancy Hat Magic Carnymancy Rhyme-o-mancy

Proposed Canon

Information

Rhyme-o-mancy is one of the three disciplines of the Magic class Stagemancy; it is aligned with the axis of Numbers.Erf-b1-p038aSame-site.PNG

  • Tramennis has stated a relationship between Rhyme-o-mancy and music.

Abilities

  • As yet unknown.

Known Rhyme-o-mancers

As of yet, no known Rhyme-o-mancer has been introduced.

Speculation

We have so far seen one apparent example of direct Rhyme-o-mancy, a short but complex poem on the subject of Transylvito, Don King, and Queen Jillian.book-2-–-text-updates-034 External.png It describes the side's current situation, and casts the Don's recent actions negatively. But the final lines seem to indicate that the poem is actually a spell: "Perchance he enchants, he incants, he cancels the antsy with a rant in Rhyme-o-mancy." Based on that wording, we may speculate that this spell is intended to allay the fears of the Don's followers. If it "cancels the antsy" it may improve loyalty and morale, or at least stop negative gossip.

The poem is accompanied by a picture of an unidentified man in the court of Transylvito, standing somewhat apart from the Don and his warlords. This could be a previously unknown Rhyme-o-mancer. We do not know if he is newly popped, or is newly hired from the Magic Kingdom, or neither. However, he has been seen before in the Royal Ballroom of Transylvito book-2-–-page-034 External.png. If he has been around for many turns, his abilities may partly explain why Transylvitian forces are generally good at dance fighting.

Another possible example of Rhyme-o-mancy may be the rhyming that troops do during dance fighting. Dance fighting may be some form of innate Stagemancy.

There are two other times in the comic where rhyming takes place, although these neither of these has obvious magical effects. The first example occurs the night before the final battle for Gobwin Knob, when the troops in the courtyard sing a song insulting Jetstone and Transylvito.Erf-b1-p101Same-site.PNG Its only effect seems to be angering Prince Ansom and many other coalition members.

The second time is when Wanda attacks Ansom when he is alone on top of the wall. Erf-b1-p119Same-site.PNG She seems to be speaking mostly to herself-- a personal call to arms, perhaps-- but it may also be a form of intimidation, as the last line finishes just as she attacks Ansom.

  • If dance-fighting and music ARE related, then possible applications could be allowing Warlords to be popped/promoted with dance-fighting as an ability, making magic items that grant it, leading a dance fight themselves (possibly for a whole army or side while under a Thinkamancy link?). They might also be able to "Rock" as Stanley called it, though that would probably show up at higher levels of caster.
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