Per Rob on August 19th, 2009:
I am going to make a more drastic change. A change to the magic table. If you now look at Klog 2, you will see that the branch of magic I called "Deletionism" is no longer there. It has been deleted.
In its place is a new branch of magic: "Retconjuration." (The name was also Rich's idea.) This is a theoretical branch of magic, like an undiscovered element on the periodical table. No ordinary caster can practice it; there are no Retconjurers in Erfworld. It is reserved for the Titans. And I can tell you, they don't like it much and use it as seldom as possible. I apologize for invoking it now, especially to the wiki editors.
So, any differences you notice between the printed book and the old archives you can chalk up to Retconjuration, the ultimate form of Naughtymancy.WoT-8/19/2009
Speculation and Discussion
Taken from the Magical Speculation thread in the forums:
- negates bonuses, units, or stats
- possibly disintegration.
Speculation from the page
- A style of magic that specializes in nullifying or diminishing opposing unit stats, bonuses, or special abilities.
- May be a reference to the Dungeons and Dragons spell 'Disintegrate,' suggesting that it specializes in purely destructive magics.
- May be a reference to "Chainfire," from the Sword of Truth series by Terry Goodkind. "Chainfire" is a mental magic that changes people's memories to accommodate for the fact that Main Female Character Who Is a Major Political Figure's actions never happened, as that person never existed, even to themselves. Of course, this has the unfortunate effect of wiping out various sections of memory for varying people, bringing about The End of the World, unless Main Male Character does something. Also, balefire from the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan.--BarGamer 18:37, 20 August 2009 (UTC)
Element and Axis
Deletionism is Naughtymancy, the magic of Motion and Matter, and the abscence of Life. It is aligned to the axis of Numbers. How Deletionism manifests is as yet unclear, but it could be the Deletion of Life, or of Numbers, or the use of moving matter to "delete" life. Commander I. Heartly Noah June 3 2009