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* A pair of linked Thinkamancers standing in different nodes of amplification can send and detect G-string vibrations far better than a single caster.{{ref|LIAB_Text_40}}
* A pair of linked Thinkamancers standing in different nodes of amplification can send and detect G-string vibrations far better than a single caster.
'''Circumstances of Dissolution'''
'''Circumstances of Dissolution'''

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Magic 101
Natural Magic, Caster, Caster link, Juice, Scroll, Magic Item, Spell, Grandiocosmic Strings, Channels, Nodes, Dictums
Caster proficiency: NoviceAdeptMaster

Proposed Canon

A Caster link is made when two or three Casters are joined physically (via holding hands or by a chain, for instance) and mentally through a Thinkamancer in order to create a whole greater than the sum of its parts. The linked Casters can perform Spells far more powerful and complex than any single Caster could consider possible. Casters united in this way are said to be linked.

A Thinkamancer joins with one or two other Casters to create a combined consciousness. The process of creating the link can be aided by each Caster recalling how it felt when it first cast a Spell of its Discipline, which is described as warm, comforting, and familiar.Erf-b1-p135Same-site.PNG The casters then lose their individuality and revert to representing only their Discipline. It is still possible for a Caster to remember its former existenceErf-b1-p046Same-site.PNG, but using this knowledge strains and might break the link.Erf-b1-p054Same-site.PNG The link is fragile, and can be broken by merely calling one of the Casters by its name, so the linked Casters are referred to by their Disciplines instead (ie. Thinkamancer, Dirtamancer, Lookamancer, etc.).

Breaking the link can result in damage to the minds of the Casters, but this is similar to the backlash of other Thinkamancy Spells, so a good Thinkamancer can protect herself (or himself) from the damage by forcing the other Casters to bear the brunt.Erf-b1-p084Same-site.PNG. Such backlash can lead to severe trauma, including temporary catatonia, insanity, or death. Erf-b1-p077Same-site.PNG

A two Caster link may be dissolved by the Thinkamancer that began the link without harming either Caster. A three Caster link cannot be safely broken without the help of other Thinkamancers.

Such powerful spells as ending another side's turn requires a link-up.

Known Links


Gobwin Knob Casters involved


Circumstances of First Dissolution

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  • Broken by Maggie upon order of Stanley the Tool.
  • Maggie protected herself from the backlash.
  • Jack Snipe was driven insane until his name was spoken.
  • Misty croaked.


Casters involved


Circumstances of Dissolution

  • Unraveled by five Thinkamancers, at least one master-class.
  • No negative effects.


Casters involved


  • Upgrading a City with better results than by a Dirtamancer alone.[1]

Circumstances of Dissolution

  • Presumably dissolved by Maggie with no danger.


Casters involved

  • Charlie
  • Vanna
  • There may or may not have been a third caster in the link. Bowie? He's a Changemancer and they did change whose turn it is. Also, he's in the magic kingdom where he may have told Janis of the planned link up. This link may have been what Janis meant by "other things" when she said "And this battle will be a turning point. I have some Predictamancy on it, among other things. There will be disarray." If not Bowie, Jeftichew is a likely candidate, as a Carnymancer. The powers of Carnymancy are unknown, but the "production values" of the spell were pretty high, and Carnymancy is likely the most presentational magic around.


  • Appears to be the first ranged link-up — i.e. it doesn't require physical contact between casters — most likely due to the power of the Arkendish. Charlie was unable to broadcast to other Archons during the link, although he did manage to send a terse thinkagram to King Slately when the latter risked breaking the link.
  • Forcing a side to end their turn early. This was a surprise to both Jetstone and Gobwin Knob, so it's unlikely regular Turnamancy can do this, even with a master-class caster.
  • Vanna states that the spell cost two turns' worth of juice; unless casters can "hold over" juice from preceding turns, this implies that Charlie shared some of the juice cost. This may or may not be a normal function of a caster link.

Circumstances of Dissolution

Thinkamancer/Hat Magician/Date-a-mancer

Casters involved

  • unknown



Casters involved


  • A pair of linked Thinkamancers standing in different nodes of amplification can send and detect G-string vibrations far better than a single caster.

Circumstances of Dissolution

  • Presumably dissolved by the the experimenters with no danger.


To discuss the power of speculative link-ups, please visit Speculative Link-ups.


Some sides combine Mathamancy and LuckamancyErf-b1-p054Same-site.PNG. Sizemore explicitly compares the power of the combination to that of the Eyemancer link-up, which inspires some people to believe this a link-up with a Thinkamancer.

Sizemore specifically states "You pair your Mathamancers with some Luckamancers." Both the term pair and the plurals of Mathamancers and Luckamancers (since a 4 caster link is impossible) suggest against a trimancer link.


  • Targeted Luck: The Mathamancer determines the most important battles and the Luckamancer tilts them in his side's favour.

(Thinkamancer/Thinkamancer)/Multiple others

In theory a two Thinkamancer link up could function as a single, much more powerful, Thinkamancer for the creation of a second link up. This may allow a link up of 'Four' casters, and there by link up featuring a whole school of casting besides Eyemancy, or a 'three' caster link up that could be safely disolved without assistance.

It is also with in the realm of reason that if a linked pair of Thinkamancers can function as a single for such a link, there is no reason multiple of these groups couldn't link together... Maybe this is what the greath minds are thinking alike about.