What is archane

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What is archane

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What is it exactly. Anyone from elves to ghosts use it. What element is it.
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Raw magic.
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One of the potential terms for the arcane damage type was "dispel". Basically, it does more damage to things of a magical nature (undead, drakes, elves, magical monsters) and less damage to mundane things (humans, dwarves, orcs).
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I always thought Arcane Magic means something like "Card Magic"; y'know with magical cards.
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O_o What does 'arcane' have to do with cards?

Why can't anyone spell the word 'dispel'?

And why would you come and ask on the forums before consulting a dictionary?

Seriously. In the context of Wesnoth, it means "mysterious".
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    known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric: "She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters."
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Well there's Arcane Magic in a game called SaGaFrontier where it basically is magic you use by holding up tarot cards. And there is that game called "Arcana" where every monster is represented by a card. :-)
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I assure you that Wesnoth arcane does not involve any cards whatsoever. It does involve magic.
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Pish posh, arcane represents the power of the H4X!
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Rya, the basis of this is that in the tarot deck the trump cards are called the Major Arcana.
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And the rest of the cards are called the Minor Arcana! :eng:
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It's a mystic white magic, formerly 'holy' but since then it has become agnostic.
It's an equal-opportunity magic (chaotic/lawful), and infused with political correctness (NRIW).
Silly or improbable creatures are especially vulnerable to its aura of logic and the scientific method, since it can dispel or disprove them.
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Sapient wrote:*snip*
Silly or improbable creatures are especially vulnerable to its aura of logic and the scientific method, since it can dispel or disprove them.
You mean like this :D :
http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/10/11/ ... 610-logic/
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Yoyobuae wrote:
Sapient wrote:*snip*
Silly or improbable creatures are especially vulnerable to its aura of logic and the scientific method, since it can dispel or disprove them.
You mean like this :D :
http://www.nuklearpower.com/2005/10/11/ ... 610-logic/
…so arcane is sort of like atheism… :lol2:
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Arcane cannot be like atheism in any way, shape, or form because There is No Religion in Wesnoth. But it might happen something like this.
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Why didn't you just post that in the "Things that could kill Wesnoth" thread? :)
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