Per Rob on August 19th, 2009:
I am going to make a more drastic change. A change to the magic table. If you now look at Klog 2, you will see that the branch of magic I called "Deletionism" is no longer there. It has been deleted.
In its place is a new branch of magic: "Retconjuration." (The name was also Rich's idea.) This is a theoretical branch of magic, like an undiscovered element on the periodical table. No ordinary caster can practice it; there are no Retconjurers in Erfworld. It is reserved for the Titans. And I can tell you, they don't like it much and use it as seldom as possible. I apologize for invoking it now, especially to the wiki editors.
So, any differences you notice between the printed book and the old archives you can chalk up to Retconjuration, the ultimate form of Naughtymancy.WoT-8/19/2009
Speculation and Discussion
Taken from the Magical Speculation thread in the forums:
- negates bonuses, units, or stats
- possibly disintegration.
Speculation from the page
- A style of magic that specializes in nullifying or diminishing opposing unit stats, bonuses, or special abilities.
- May be a reference to the Dungeons and Dragons spell 'Disintegrate,' suggesting that it specializes in purely destructive magics.
Element and Axis
Deletionism is Naughtymancy, the magic of Motion and Matter, and the abscence of Life. It is aligned to the axis of Numbers. How Deletionism manifests is as yet unclear, but it could be the Deletion of Life, or of Numbers, or the use of moving matter to "delete" life. Commander I. Heartly Noah June 3 2009