Speculation and Discussion
Taken from the Magical Speculation thread in the forums:
- calm hostilities
- possibly literal plant magic
- manipulate people—she has jojo go away and give his spell to parson rather than cast it.
In LIAB 3, Warlord Ansom's armor during the Parley with his brothers has the typical skull symbol of Wanda Firebaugh, with a flower. Could this be of any significance?
- Disregard (and possibly delete). The Skull and Flower combination is Wanda Firebaugh's symbol.
- so if the flower means "life" magic, could the skull (death) + flower (life) be a symbol of Wanda's decryption power?
- which might mean that the arkenpliers don't inherently do decryption, but that wanda using the arkenpliers does...
Element and Axis
Flower Power is Hippiemancy, the magic of Life and Matter. It is aligned to the axis of Erf. It is concerned with Matter (Stuff) and Life on Erf, so it provides the Stuff of Life on Erf. (Plants) It can also be described as the abscence of Motion on Erf, or stillness, quiet; peace on Erf. Flower Power's antithesis of Motion leads to a loss of a sense of time known as "Flaking," such is the peace and stillness. Commander I. Heartly Noah June 3 2009
FLower Power Real World
Noah, can you back that claim the term began with the placing of flowers in guns? I'm pretty sure it goes right back to the Haight0Ashbury early days. It really became household in the battle of parkland with Ronald Reagan, from what I've seen. I can't find anything that says it began with the flower-gun thing. --Kreistor 01:37, 2 July 2009 (UTC)
Strongly fact adherent speculation
I'd love to hear more strongly fact adherent speculation. I added a lot of speculation on the nature of Hippiemancy, but as close as possible to the known facts from the story line. I've done the same thing for Parson as a Signamancer and perhaps will for Signamancy's entry. I think Date-a-mancy is perhaps one of the most nebulous Disciplines, though I'd note Eyemancy (one of the most complete examples of a Class) might provide some insight from Foolamancy (numbers) to Date-a-mancy (numbers) given the caveate their differences of motion and matter. Has anyone seen any evidence of Date-a-Mancy? --Danielkaplan123 22:18, 6 November 2009 (UTC)