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Predictamancy is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Hocus Pocus]]  and composed solely of the [[Magic_Elements|element]] of [[Life]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Fate]].{{erf|1|038a|Parson's Klog #2}}
 
Predictamancy is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Hocus Pocus]]  and composed solely of the [[Magic_Elements|element]] of [[Life]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Fate]].{{erf|1|038a|Parson's Klog #2}}
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=Proposed Canon=
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Although not forbidden by scripture, many sides consider it bad luck to ''hire'' a Predictamancer. <sup>[[WB2014 Digdoug - Episode 7]]</sup>
  
 
==Abilities==
 
==Abilities==
*Can tell whether or not taking a particular shot will have enough [[Numbers]] to hit and can choose not to take the shot if it won't.
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;Intuitive Combat
*Can peer into Fate to see what is supposed to happen in the future, reveal prophecies, and advise on the best steps to take in response.
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:Can tell whether or not taking a particular shot will have enough [[Numbers]] to hit and can choose not to take the shot if it won't.
*[[Findamancer]]s and [[Predictamancer]]s in the [[Magic Kingdom]]{{erf|1|013}} together forged a [[Spell]]{{erf|1|005}} that was supposed to summon the "[[Perfect Warlord]]".
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;Prediction
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:Can peer into Fate to see its intentions and advise on the best steps to take in response. They can also see predictions that were made by other units.
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==Known Predictamancers==
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*[[Marie Lavraie]]: A predictamancer from [[Faq]] responsible for many plot central predictions, [[croak]]ed, [[decrypted]].
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*[[Delphie Temple]] of [[Goodminton]], croaked
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*[[Maya Calendar]] of [[Haffaton]], croaked
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*[[Phillip]] of the Magic Kingdom
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*[[The Magnificent Carniac]] of the Magic Kingdom
  
 
== Natural Predictamancy ==
 
== Natural Predictamancy ==
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[[Battlespace determination]]s is said to be Natural Predictamancy in [[IPTSF Text 27]].
 
[[Battlespace determination]]s is said to be Natural Predictamancy in [[IPTSF Text 27]].
  
==Predictamancy and causality==
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==Predictamancy and Causality==
Fate is believed to be controlled by the [[Titan]]s. Fate is planned up to a point, but every once in a while, there comes a very important turn where something must be decided, such as when Parson needed to decide whether or not to break the laws of the [[Magic Kingdom]] and enter an enemy portal without permission. Once said decision has been made, the Titans continue planning out their story from there.
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Predictamancy does not literally look through time.
  
Predictamancy works by peering into the Titans' great plan or anything else that has similarly already been decided. Fate enforces itself like a [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Railroading railroading] or even cheating [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamemaster game master] by manipulating behind the scenes mechanics. It can do so via [[Luckamancy]], the design of a newly [[pop]]ped unit and has even been shown to be capable of tampering with Parson's [[Mathamancy Bracer]]. It likely nudges units into making certain decisions through [[intuition]] as well. With a great deal of difficulty, it is indeed possible to defeat Fate. The easiest way is by cheating it through [[Carnymancy]]. This results in a conflict between the two. For example, when Parson was trying to determine the odds of successfully casting a Carnymancy [[scroll]], Fate made his bracer say [[zero]] to dissuade him from trying, but [[Charlie]]'s Carnymancy allowed the true number to appear for a flash. Even without [[Carnymancy]], it is still possible to fight Fate, but this results in a backlash against the person to resist their fate, causing an event that they like even less to occur.
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Predictamancers and Carnymancers believe Fate is a cosmic intelligence that manipulates outcomes for units it cares about. They believe that Predictamancy works by peering into Fate's plan for Erfworld.
  
==Known Predictamancers==
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Thinkamancers on the other hand believe that Fate is a series of [[dictum]]s, a sort of [[Luckamancy]] manipulating invisible [[golem]] that is created when a Predictamancer casts a prediction spell. The dictum enforces what the Predictamancer themself subconsciously intends, effectively making their prophecies self-fulfilling.
*[[Marie Lavraie]]: A predictamancer from [[FAQ]] responsible for many plot central predictions.
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*[[Delphie Temple]] of [[Goodminton]], [[croaked]]
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Fate enforces a Prediction like a [http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php/Main/Railroading railroading] or even cheating [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gamemaster game master] via [[natural carnymancy]] through subtle manipulation of behind the scenes mechanics. It can do so via [[Luckamancy]], the design of a newly [[pop]]ped unit, and has apparently even been shown to be capable of tampering with Parson's [[Mathamancy Bracer]] and causing a burning beam to drop on his head when he tried to take an action it desperately didn't like. It likely nudges units into making certain decisions in a manner similar to a [[suggestion spell]].
*[[Maya Calendar]] of [[Haffaton]], croaked
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*[[Phillip]] of the Magic Kingdom
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==Defying A Prediction==
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With a great deal of difficulty, it is indeed possible to defeat Fate. The easiest way is by cheating it through [[Carnymancy]].
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For example, in [[WB2014 Digdoug - Episode 9]], there is a prophecy saying that the [[capital]] of [[Homekey]] will come under a massive air attack. Since Fate hasn't weighted any particular enemy side into doing so, the Carnymancer proposes having Homekey attack itself.
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Carnymancy has also been used to tweak Fate's intentions, delaying a Fated death due to its current effort no longer fitting the new rule introduced by the Carnymancer.
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Even without using a loophole, it is still possible to fight or even defeat Fate, but this results in a backlash against the person to resist their fate, causing an event that they like even less to occur.
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=See Also=
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[[List of Predictions]]
  
 
=Speculation=
 
=Speculation=
==Predictions that have proven accurate==
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It is quite likely that [[Signamancy]] and Predictamancy are closely related. When [[The Magnificent Carniac]] tells [[Digdoug]]'s fortune, he does it via palm reading. It is also notable that many units have names closely related to their Fates, and that symbolism has often been used for real life divination.
*[[Marie Lavraie]] predicted that [[Faq]] would fall some day.{{erf|1|082}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] predicted that Jillian would become the Queen of [[Faq]] someday.
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] determined the order in which cities of [[Faq]] were veiled by the [[Foolamancer]].{{erf|1|107}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] predicted that [[Wanda]] would take possession of an [[Arkentool]] and attune to it.{{erf|1|143}}
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*[[Marie Lavraie]] predicted that [[Janis]] would stack with [[Parson]] {{erf|2|67}}
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*[[Delphie Temple]] predicted that [[Wanda]] would have [[Olive Branch]] as her Chief Caster. {{blog|2011|11|inner-peace-through-superior-firepower-–-episode-009}}
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*[[Delphie Temple]] predicted that [[Goodminton]] would not conquer [[Haffaton]], and that if Wanda continued to talk "she will bring ruin to Goodminton" {{blog|2011|11|inner-peace-through-superior-firepower-–-episode-010}}
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*[[Delphie Temple]] predicted that a [[unit]] named [[Jillian]] (or Gillian) would arrive at the ruins of [[Goodminton]].
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*[[Maya Calendar]] predicted that [[Jillian]] would croak the [[ruler]] of [[Haffaton]].
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Latest revision as of 02:19, 26 April 2017

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Class\Axis Erf Fate Numbers
Hocus Pocus Findamancy Predictamancy Mathamancy

Predictamancy is one of the three disciplines of the Magic class Hocus Pocus and composed solely of the element of Life; it is aligned with the axis of Fate.Erf-b1-p038aSame-site.PNG

Proposed Canon

Although not forbidden by scripture, many sides consider it bad luck to hire a Predictamancer. WB2014 Digdoug - Episode 7

Abilities

Intuitive Combat
Can tell whether or not taking a particular shot will have enough Numbers to hit and can choose not to take the shot if it won't.
Prediction
Can peer into Fate to see its intentions and advise on the best steps to take in response. They can also see predictions that were made by other units.

Known Predictamancers

Natural Predictamancy

Intuition is said to be a natural form of Predictamancy that allows units to dimly, subconsciously, perceive their Fate in LIAB Text 38. Battlespace determinations is said to be Natural Predictamancy in IPTSF Text 27.

Predictamancy and Causality

Predictamancy does not literally look through time.

Predictamancers and Carnymancers believe Fate is a cosmic intelligence that manipulates outcomes for units it cares about. They believe that Predictamancy works by peering into Fate's plan for Erfworld.

Thinkamancers on the other hand believe that Fate is a series of dictums, a sort of Luckamancy manipulating invisible golem that is created when a Predictamancer casts a prediction spell. The dictum enforces what the Predictamancer themself subconsciously intends, effectively making their prophecies self-fulfilling.

Fate enforces a Prediction like a railroading or even cheating game master via natural carnymancy through subtle manipulation of behind the scenes mechanics. It can do so via Luckamancy, the design of a newly popped unit, and has apparently even been shown to be capable of tampering with Parson's Mathamancy Bracer and causing a burning beam to drop on his head when he tried to take an action it desperately didn't like. It likely nudges units into making certain decisions in a manner similar to a suggestion spell.

Defying A Prediction

With a great deal of difficulty, it is indeed possible to defeat Fate. The easiest way is by cheating it through Carnymancy.

For example, in WB2014 Digdoug - Episode 9, there is a prophecy saying that the capital of Homekey will come under a massive air attack. Since Fate hasn't weighted any particular enemy side into doing so, the Carnymancer proposes having Homekey attack itself.

Carnymancy has also been used to tweak Fate's intentions, delaying a Fated death due to its current effort no longer fitting the new rule introduced by the Carnymancer.

Even without using a loophole, it is still possible to fight or even defeat Fate, but this results in a backlash against the person to resist their fate, causing an event that they like even less to occur.

See Also

List of Predictions

Speculation

It is quite likely that Signamancy and Predictamancy are closely related. When The Magnificent Carniac tells Digdoug's fortune, he does it via palm reading. It is also notable that many units have names closely related to their Fates, and that symbolism has often been used for real life divination.