Epilogue 16 - Parson and Maggie Discuss Thinking Alike

Epilogue 16 - Parson and Maggie Discuss Thinking Alike

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It's been shown that Charlie can manage calls, especially with his Archon-operators
A Denial-Of-Service attack against Charlie would be very interesting... We've seen before than any unit can attempt to contact Charlie by thinking really hard. What if Parson got every unit on his side to do this at the same time? All those decrypted units, all the real ones, all the natural allies...

Sure, Charlie can handle a large volume of calls through his archon-switchboard operators, and the weird time-dilation stuff might mean he can handle huge numbers of calls in a given turn, but there's got to be a limit, especially if Parson is having his units do it simultaneously.
Mikalyaran wrote:
1.) that'd be OP.
Yeah well...how's is that anything new to an Arkentool? The dish is already op. And really all it is doing is making it so Charlescom as a side has a Lookamancer, Thinkamancer, Foolamancer, and a Carneymancer on their side. 4 casters seems to be about right for a side. So not really that OP. Charlie has a had a long time to figure out the secrets of the Arkendish.


I would say it's not the same having 4 casters in your side than having the option of a 3 or 4 caster link between those 4 casters without the usual risks those links have.

Mikalyaran wrote:
2.) the Great Minds would know by now if it did more than just Think.
What makes you think they don't already know it?

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"there sat the Arkendish, the greatest instrument of observation there could ever be." Lookamancy seem like an important tool of observation. Furthermore, Issac's write-up says this...

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"As he turned his studies to other forms of Eyemancy, Issac made some deeply disturbing observations and discoveries. In particular he discovered important implications about Charlie's attunement to the Arkendish. These revelations began to turns the Great Minds away from the petty gossip of the Magic Kingdom and towards the exploration of broader questions about their world."

Issac's revelations while studying the other forms of eyemancy are what really started the GMs down this path in the first place. Parson has more sessions coming up with the GM's. Maybe they do know and haven't revealed it yet. Charlie is an old and powerful Caster. His daughter was a level 12. Issac, a level 11, is nearly a full master of eyemancy. If the dish essentially makes Charlie a Thinkamancer as well as a Carny why couldn't he also master the other disciplines of Eyemancy like Issac has? Access to the "greatest instrument of observation there could ever be" would certainly help a level 12(+?) caster like Charlie in attempts to learn Eyemancy.

It really doesn't seem that unlikely to me.


About Charlie+Dish having Lookamancy abilities I couldn't find anything conclusive, but this piece would suggest that he either doesn't have those abilities or they are very limited (maybe to a few hexes or a single hex) and that is why he has to rely on his Archons for gathering "field information".
Also, in the previous update the Great Minds told Parson that Charlie can do some sort of prediction
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A form of prediction that was not Predictamancy, which worked by sensing collective intuition or morale


So he is a Carnymancer (probably Master Class), the Dish grants him Thinkamancy (probably equivalent or even better than a Master Class), he can do some sort of prediction...
With how "old" Charlie is I guess it's fair to assume he is a high level caster and has probably tried other disciplines outside Carnymancy besides what the Dish grants him. Carnymancy is Stagemancy. Someone mentioned he might have some Rhyme-o-mancy abilities, which is also Stagemancy.
Seems like Charlie might be a Jack of all trades :o
name lips wrote:
A Denial-Of-Service attack against Charlie would be very interesting... We've seen before than any unit can attempt to contact Charlie by thinking really hard. What if Parson got every unit on his side to do this at the same time? All those decrypted units, all the real ones, all the natural allies...

Sure, Charlie can handle a large volume of calls through his archon-switchboard operators, and the weird time-dilation stuff might mean he can handle huge numbers of calls in a given turn, but there's got to be a limit, especially if Parson is having his units do it simultaneously.


Brilliant! I think this would work. The effect, I guess, would be that Charlie stops being able to take calls for a little while. I'm not sure when would be the best time to make use of this tactic though.
Responding to Mika;

2 possibilities to explain Issac's Thinkspacing. 1) It's possible Thinkspace is actually secure as apposed to Thinkagrams or 2) the danger of JoJo overhearing was greater than the odds of Charlie noticing there was something for him to hack.

Now, on the Eyemancy discussion, the 'Dish is already OP as is, so adding more schools to it is unnecessary and would be over the top.

Charlie can do everything he already does using Thinkamancy, so there is no need to add Look to explain his abilities. And further, we definitely have NOT seen him use any Fool, so that's an actual mark against the theory IMO. And lastly, if they did know the 'Dish uses Look, they'd be taking entirely different precautions, since we just learned the Temple isn't Look-proof.
0beron wrote:

Charlie can do everything he already does using Thinkamancy, so there is no need to add Look to explain his abilities. And further, we definitely have NOT seen him use any Fool, so that's an actual mark against the theory IMO. And lastly, if they did know the 'Dish uses Look, they'd be taking entirely different precautions, since we just learned the Temple isn't Look-proof.

Temple is lookproof. The block only affects things outside going in, NOT internal acts. That's why they can talk in the temple, and Isaac didn't want the strips taken outside.
Is it though? I was reading it to imply that any Lookamancer in the MK could see his notes if they wanted to....
What point would there be in leaving them in the temple then?
To have them encoded like Issac said....lol
0beron wrote:
To have them encoded like Issac said....lol

It was pretty obvious that he was taking notes. If at any time a lookamancer could have spied said notes, I am pretty sure they would have stopped him from writing them in the first place.