History WebComic / Erfworld

21st May '17 12:25:36 PM HighCrate
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* GenreSavvy: Parson.
21st May '17 9:52:36 AM HasABeard
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*** Trannsylvito's Moneymancer turns this around on Parson by toying with his Mathamancy bracer in ways he never thought to, showing that even someone summoned to think outside the box can be held back by their own thought processes.



** Charlie's term for his standard use of this is [[http://archives.erfworld.com/Book+3/260 associative icons]]



* InstantDeathBullet: When used as projectiles, miniature [[spoiler:Dirtamancy traps]] function as these.



* KangarooCourt: [[spoiler:Gobwin Knob fights a battle in the portal park and lose to the barbarian casters of the Magic Kingdom. Wanda is captured and then put on trial. But ultimately, no one actually cares whether or not Wanda is technically guilty of anything. The faction that is using Gobwin Knob for their own agenda attempts to preserve her life. The rest of the Magic Kingdom is either in Charlie's pocket or views Wanda as a monster and Gobwin Knob as a world ending threat. Janis eventually concludes that the entire trial is a lost cause and entirely procedural. They ultimately sentence her to death for using forbidden magic despite it not having been forbidden at the time with an ex post facto law.]]

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* KangarooCourt: After [[spoiler:Gobwin Knob Knob]] fights a battle in the portal park and lose loses to the barbarian casters of the Magic Kingdom. Wanda Kingdom, their Chief Caster is captured and then put on trial. But ultimately, Ultimately, no one actually cares whether or not Wanda is they are technically guilty of anything. The faction that is using Gobwin Knob [[spoiler:Gobwin Knob]] for their own agenda attempts to preserve her their life. The rest of the Magic Kingdom is either in Charlie's [[spoiler:Charlie]]'s pocket or views Wanda the Caster as a monster and Gobwin Knob their Side as a world ending threat. Janis eventually concludes that the entire trial is a lost cause and entirely procedural. They ultimately sentence her the Caster to death for using forbidden magic magic, despite it not having been forbidden at the time time, with an ex post facto law.]]


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** It should be noted that "year" [[NotThatTheresAnythingWrongWithThat is merely considered an odd choice and not on the same level as "rape"]].
17th May '17 7:32:58 AM Scorntex
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** [[spoiler:Book 3, page 262. A decrypted Marie has Jillian at gunpoint, at her mercy. And she shoots Warlady Power, one of Gobwin Knob's Decrypted instead.]]



** [[spoiler:"I want you to try and ''uncroak'' the volcano"[[note]]http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/147[[/note]]]].

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** [[spoiler:"I "I want you to try and ''uncroak'' the volcano"[[note]]http://archives.erfworld.com/Book%201/147[[/note]]]].com/Book%201/147[[/note]].
14th May '17 12:27:19 AM aidreamer
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** Charlie does not trust any type of units other than archons and golems on his side. [[spoiler:When his city is heavily damaged and the Magic Kingdom censures him from any further magical services, he actually accepts two who are critical to his infrastructure, and even gives the notoriously disloyal Wanda an offer to join]].
14th May '17 12:16:00 AM aidreamer
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* MedievalStasis: Erfworld's magic and culture have remained largely the same since Erfworld's creation thanks to CreativeSterility and various limitations InherentInTheSystem. Those rare people who ''do'' risk threatening the status quo, such as King Posbrake, tend to be accused by the Royals of heresy and end up being quashed by them. A conspiracy in the Magic Kingdom aims to change this by summoning a warlord ''so'' powerful, that said system will collapse under the strain. [[spoiler:Also, Charlie has had some success developing technology with clever use of Thinkamancy links. His capital boasts anti-air artillery among its defenses, and modern guns wielded by his Archons]].

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* MedievalStasis: Erfworld's magic and culture have remained largely the same since Erfworld's creation thanks to CreativeSterility and various limitations InherentInTheSystem. Those rare people who ''do'' risk threatening the status quo, such as King Posbrake, Posbrake and the occasional caster, tend to be accused by the Royals or the various magic guilds of heresy and end up being quashed by them. A conspiracy in the Magic Kingdom aims to change this by summoning a warlord ''so'' powerful, that said system will collapse under the strain. [[spoiler:Also, Charlie has had some success developing technology with clever use of Thinkamancy links. His capital boasts anti-air artillery among its defenses, and modern guns wielded by his Archons]].
13th May '17 12:40:10 PM nombretomado
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** Thinkamancer [[MargaretThatcher "Maggie" ]]

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** Thinkamancer [[MargaretThatcher [[UsefulNotes/MargaretThatcher "Maggie" ]]
13th May '17 7:50:55 AM Scorntex
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** Book 3, page 260. [[spoiler:Charlie manages to successfully talk ''Wanda'' over to his side.]]
29th Apr '17 11:48:22 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Superfluous Elves have the racial ability to know when it's time to leave, usually because they're not wanted. However, when Ansom croaked at the battle of Gobwin Knob, the chief of the elven forces instantly knew it was time to pack their bags and get out of there. He and the few elves that followed him were the only elves to survive the battle.

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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: Superfluous Elves have the racial ability to know when it's time to leave, usually because they're not wanted. However, when Ansom croaked at the battle of Gobwin Knob, the chief of the elven forces instantly knew it was time to pack their bags and get out of there. He and the few elves that followed him were the only elves to survive the battle. [[spoiler: They show up much later as a major subgroup of the Juggle Elves.]]
29th Apr '17 11:44:24 AM ImpudentInfidel
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* OffTheRails: From the very first page. The Titans accidentally left one extra gem in the wrong place, which meant the Marbits were able to build an extra unit of stabbers, which was instrumental in winning a crucial battle, which turned the war so far against Gobwin Gnob that they were willing to try the Perfect Warlord spell and launch the plot. This provides a lot of DramaticIrony, since religious characters on all sides are convinced they're fulfilling the Titans' will. [[spoiler: It much later turns out that several factions were manipulating events behind the scenes to get the spell cast and there were several prophesies about it; it's entirely possible that only the details were changed but the broad strokes are JustAsPlanned.]]
26th Apr '17 8:10:42 PM aidreamer
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** The Great Minds theorize that this is actually how Predictamancy works. The act of casting a Prediction spell actually creates a magical entity that enforces the prophecy.


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* SmallRoleBigImpact: Queen Bea and her side only existed briefly in the story before quickly being wiped out. And yet, her legacy continues to have a disproportionately massive impact in thwarting Gobwin Knob. Roger implies that her final, suicidal act of spite actually generated a Croakamancy curse that continues to haunt them.
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