|Natural Magic, Caster, Caster link, Juice, Scroll, Magic Item, Spell, Grandiocosmic Strings, Channels, Nodes, Dictums|
Caster proficiency: Novice – Adept – Master
Grandiocosmic Strings or G-Strings are the conduits of all magic power in Erfworld. Only Thinkamancers, and Charlie, know of their existance. The majority of (if not all) Thinkamancy Spells are actually the Thinkamancer manipulating the G-Strings of the other Units. All known strings can be pulled in both directions.
A unit's thoughts and experiences throughout the day cause knots to form in their g-strings. Sleep is the process of untangling said knots.
Strings can be severed. One of the great secrets of Thinkamancy is that it is possible to croak a unit by severing said unit's string. Fortunately, this usually requires direct contact or a level 7 state of Thinking Alike. A thinkamancer cannot normally cut their own string, but may do so with the assistance of a caster link with a Croakamancer.Hvs.tCF 288
G-Strings are disturbances on the plane of Zero.
Wanda Firebaugh might have some knowledge of Grandiocosmic Strings. Wanda is capable of handling a number of magicks outside Croakamancy including Thinkamancy Suggestion Spells and powerful scrolls that normally require a caster of a related discipline to implement. She also chanted the following song or poem in her attack on Ansom which hints strongly at the knowledge of threads or strings binding minds together:
"Rejoice. Despair. Fate does not care. Each knotted mind entwined. Each soul another's bind. And blind, though we are led, in time, we do know when to cut a thread!" Erf-b1-p119 (speech impediment removed)
Wanda also believes that her fate and that of Jillian are tied together. This seems consistent with what Duncan Scone observed when he examined the two women with the Laurel of Napster. Could it be that Love has the power to link G strings?
Real World References
The term G-String could refer to a number of different Real World items including:
- A type of women's, or even Men's, underwear or swimwear with a piece of cloth that covers the genitals, passing between the buttocks and attaching to a band around the waist
- A string which held the loincloth of Native Americans.
- A stringed instrument's specific string which is tuned to the musical "G" note. This could possibly tie in with the Titans being Elvis who was known to play a guitar.
- String theory - a similarly abstract theory of the underlying structures of Realworld physics.
The entire notion and idea of each individual in Erfworld having strings that are the conduits of all magic power could also tie in with various mythology surrounding ideas that each life is a thread in a greater tapestry of the world which is manipulated or woven together by the people or gods themselves.
Additionally, the concept of G-Strings bear some resemblence to the concept of Philote threads from Ender's Game universe by Orson Scott Card.