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Weirdomancy is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Spookism]] and composed solely of the [[Magic_Elements|element]] of [[Motion]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Numbers]].{{erf|1|038a|Parson's Klog #2}} It has been described as the magic of modifying other magic.
  
 
=Proposed Canon=
 
=Proposed Canon=
Weirdomancy is one of the three disciplines of the [[Magic]] class [[Spookism]] and composed solely of the [[Magic_Elements|element]] of [[Motion]]; it is aligned with the axis of [[Numbers]].{{erf|1|038a|Parson's Klog #2}}
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==Abilities==
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;[[Special]] Alteration
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:Temporarily add and remove "natural" [[magic]] and abilities from [[unit]]s. (such as the ability to [[Movement|Move]] through the air from [[flyers]]).{{ref|[[LIAB 33b]]}}
  
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;Anatomy manipulation
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:Alter the anatomy of some units, such as making [[Gumps]] grow radishes.{{ref|[[LIAB Text 55]]}}
  
==Abilities==
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;Disspelling
*Temporarily add and remove "natural" [[magic]] and abilities from [[unit]]s. (such as the ability to [[Movement|Move]] through the air from [[flyers]]) <sup>[[LIAB 33b]]</sup>
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:Cancel, counter, or otherwise undo other [[spell]]s, as in the Weirdomancy component of [[Dismiss Perfect Warlord]].{{ref|[[Hvs.tCF 37]]}}
  
 
==Known Weirdomancers==
 
==Known Weirdomancers==
As of yet, no known Weirdomancer has been introduced.
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*[[Varius Sundry]], [[qualified]] [[barbarian]] in [[Magic Kingdom]].
  
 
==Speculation==
 
==Speculation==
It is possible that [[Weirdomancy]] may affect (temporarily) the [[Stats]] of a [[Unit]]
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It is possible that [[Weirdomancy]] may affect (temporarily) the [[Stats]] of a [[Unit]].
  
 
Since Weirdomancy is of the [[Spookism]] magic class working with its [[Motion]] element and is on the [[Numbers]] axis, this magic type might affect [[movement]].  
 
Since Weirdomancy is of the [[Spookism]] magic class working with its [[Motion]] element and is on the [[Numbers]] axis, this magic type might affect [[movement]].  
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It is also possible that at a higher level this magic can perform ultimate movement tricks such as teleports which put the target unit in a different numbered [[hex]].
 
It is also possible that at a higher level this magic can perform ultimate movement tricks such as teleports which put the target unit in a different numbered [[hex]].
  
It would also be possible to summon units from a distance including other planes, but this does not fit with the only summon seen so far - the [[Summon Perfect Warlord Spell]]. Given that Weirdomancy is a Discipline of Spookism, it's possible that a high level Weirdomancer can summon "spooks" (which might be ghosts or spirits) from the [[City of Heroes]].
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It would also be possible to summon units from a distance including other planes, but this does not fit with the only summon seen so far - the [[Summon Perfect Warlord Spell]].
 
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It is unknown how the [[portal]] to the magic kingdom works but it would fit with this suggested version of weirdomancy. That might mean a weirdomancer could create portals, possibly between locations in Erfworld, or to other dimensions such as [[Parson's World|Stupidworld]], or the realms of the [[croak]]ed or the [[daemons]].  An artifact that allowed access to and control of daemons would provide a symmetry to the [[Arkendish]] attuned to [[Charlie]] and its control of [[Archons]].
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As the [[Arkenshoes]] give unlimited [[move]] to the individual who is attuned to them, it is possible that Weirdomancy is involved.
 
As the [[Arkenshoes]] give unlimited [[move]] to the individual who is attuned to them, it is possible that Weirdomancy is involved.
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If Weirdomancy does affect movement and stats in addition to natural abilities, then it can be considered 'weird' that such seemingly disparate effects are collected within a single discipline.
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Another possibility will be Weirdomancy to affect the shape or composition of objects or beings, including their biology, giving, for example, the flying special to a unit by making it grow wings.
  
 
== Real World ==
 
== Real World ==
The [http://www.museumoftheweird.com/ Museum of the Weird] contains Wax Figures (which would be [[Dollamancy]]), but also Monsters, Shrunken Heads, Freaks of Nature, and Giant Lizards. It also contains Mythical creatures such as the Fiji Mermaid and Bigfoot.  Supernatural figures such as Vampires,  Mummies, Werewolves and Ghosts are also covered.  Generally, Wierd things include all that is Unexplained.
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The [http://www.museumoftheweird.com/ Museum of the Weird] contains Wax Figures (which would be [[Dollamancy]]), but also Monsters, Shrunken Heads, Freaks of Nature, and Giant Lizards. It also contains Mythical creatures such as the Fiji Mermaid and Bigfoot.  Supernatural figures such as Vampires,  Mummies, Werewolves and Ghosts are also covered.  Generally, Weird things include all that is Unexplained.
 
It would not be surprising if Weirdomancy includes these things.
 
It would not be surprising if Weirdomancy includes these things.
  
 
"Weird" has also been used to describe witches, warlocks, and sorcerers, so it is possible this is a broader discipline than has been shown in the stories so far.
 
"Weird" has also been used to describe witches, warlocks, and sorcerers, so it is possible this is a broader discipline than has been shown in the stories so far.
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The term [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weird_fiction/ Weird Fiction] is a phrase first coined by H.P. Lovecraft as a genre name for stories written by him and others. Included in this genre is what would today be called Cosmic Horror, as well as Sword and Sorcery.
  
 
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Latest revision as of 14:03, 5 April 2017

Canon

Class\Axis Erf Fate Numbers
Spookism Turnamancy Dollamancy Weirdomancy

Weirdomancy is one of the three disciplines of the Magic class Spookism and composed solely of the element of Motion; it is aligned with the axis of Numbers.Erf-b1-p038aSame-site.PNG It has been described as the magic of modifying other magic.

Proposed Canon

Abilities

Special Alteration
Temporarily add and remove "natural" magic and abilities from units. (such as the ability to Move through the air from flyers).LIAB 33b
Anatomy manipulation
Alter the anatomy of some units, such as making Gumps grow radishes.LIAB Text 55
Disspelling
Cancel, counter, or otherwise undo other spells, as in the Weirdomancy component of Dismiss Perfect Warlord.Hvs.tCF 37

Known Weirdomancers

Speculation

It is possible that Weirdomancy may affect (temporarily) the Stats of a Unit.

Since Weirdomancy is of the Spookism magic class working with its Motion element and is on the Numbers axis, this magic type might affect movement.

In simplest form this could be increasing rate of movement, and reduced or eliminated penalties for any Terrain Type, possibly including moving through walls. These would also fit the name since a unit that could move twice as fast as it should straight up a mountainside and through the walls of a city would be weird.

Conversely, it could also reduce movement and increase movement penalties for a side's enemies, with similar combat applications.

It is also possible that at a higher level this magic can perform ultimate movement tricks such as teleports which put the target unit in a different numbered hex.

It would also be possible to summon units from a distance including other planes, but this does not fit with the only summon seen so far - the Summon Perfect Warlord Spell.

As the Arkenshoes give unlimited move to the individual who is attuned to them, it is possible that Weirdomancy is involved.

If Weirdomancy does affect movement and stats in addition to natural abilities, then it can be considered 'weird' that such seemingly disparate effects are collected within a single discipline.

Another possibility will be Weirdomancy to affect the shape or composition of objects or beings, including their biology, giving, for example, the flying special to a unit by making it grow wings.

Real World

The Museum of the Weird contains Wax Figures (which would be Dollamancy), but also Monsters, Shrunken Heads, Freaks of Nature, and Giant Lizards. It also contains Mythical creatures such as the Fiji Mermaid and Bigfoot. Supernatural figures such as Vampires, Mummies, Werewolves and Ghosts are also covered. Generally, Weird things include all that is Unexplained. It would not be surprising if Weirdomancy includes these things.

"Weird" has also been used to describe witches, warlocks, and sorcerers, so it is possible this is a broader discipline than has been shown in the stories so far.

The term Weird Fiction is a phrase first coined by H.P. Lovecraft as a genre name for stories written by him and others. Included in this genre is what would today be called Cosmic Horror, as well as Sword and Sorcery.