Speculation and Discussion
Taken from the Magical Speculation thread in the forums:
- Using numbers to determine probable outcomes of events.
Element and Axis
We know Mathamancy is Hocus Pocus, and therefore aligned with the element of Life. It is also aligned with the axis of Numbers. Therefore it is concerned underlying Numbers of Life. And this, primarily, would be what it calculates, presumably - the probabilities (Numbers) when Life (units) encounter each other. Commander I. Heartly Noah June 3 2009
Predicting seems more Predictomancy
With regard to this quality for mathamancy:
- Making sophisticated predictions of the future.
I think that's off. The citation shows Parson's calculator band can do that, but that suggests to me it can work both mathamancy and predictamancy. Otherwise, what point Predictamancy? IMHO 03:53, 26 October 2009 (UTC)
- Well they're a couple of limitations to Parson's bracelet. He needs to explicitly ask if an event will occur. I doubt Wanda thought to ask if she would attune to an arkentool out of the blue.
- Another limitation is the bracelet can only analyse what Parson already knows. When he asks if Charlie is behind the gobwin extinction he gets 70%. If Charlie asked he'd get a 100% or a 0% since he has better information.