Turnamancers can reduce the build time for units produced in the city they are located. summer-updates-–-046
- Increased Production Efficiency:
With the help of a Turnamancer, Charlescomm can pop archons 3 per 2 turns, instead of the normal 1/turn, and Faq pops a Royal Heir in 40 turns instead of 60. This effect may be a sort of time warp (a slowing/speeding effect). Note that, in all known cases, having a Turnamancer reduces production times to two-thirds of what they are without a Turnamancer; this may be a constant ratio.
A Turnamancer can work on a prisoner over time, decreasing Loyalty and Duty to their Ruler and making a conversion to the Capturing side more likely. Turnamancy can also counter Loyalty spells preventing a voluntary turning.
- Turn Alterations
End another sides turn (after a brief warning).LIAB 21 This is quite a powerful ability, and may only be accessible to high level Turnamancers. Vanna accomplished this while linked with Charlie, a Thinkamancer.
There are two known examples of the turnamancy speedup; the first is increasing 1 Archon / Turn to 3 Archons / 2 Turns. The second is increasing 1 Royal Heir / 60 Turns to 1 Royal Heir / 40 Turns. Both of these are consistent with the idea of the Turnamancer "storing" their turn on the first turn, then granting the stored turn to the city on the next turn. This may be how Turnamancers do it. Turnamancers may also be able to "steal" another unit's turn in battle, effectively paralysing both units.
If Turnamancy can slow time, this could be useful not only for popping units, but allow Regents to complete rounds and still have time for actions, or have direct military application.
Alternatively, it may be an effect not on how long a turn lasts but what can happen in that turn; possibly increasing production values and income. It may also be possible for a stack led by a Turnamancer to move farther and/or perform more actions/attacks per turn.
A master class turnamancer (or two, linked) may be able to skip an opposing side's turn.
Natural Turnamancy may be how turn order is decided.
People often comment that Turnamancy appears to be a combination of two unrelated spheres of magic: loyalty and time. It grates against common sense to see a sphere of magic based upon a homonym, pun, or turn of phrase. Actually this may be a clue as to the fundamental nature of erfworld. It may be that to its very core erfworld's logic is derivative of certain aspects of English speaking Earth culture rather than having an internal logic of its own.