Lilwik wrote:Surely the natural explanation would be that Judy came from Stupidworld over a hundred years before Parson's time, and returned in time to inspire the novel, meaning that Erfworld magic is capable of time travel within Stupidworld.
Or that time streams in this setting naturally follow Narnia-rules or something similar and the amount of Erf time in between Judy and Parson's visits is irrelevant as long as they don't actually overlap.
Or that the summon-perfect-warlord spell isn't subject to the passage of time and will consider the entire lifespan of a universe as potential targets, which seems in line with the description.
Or that Erf magic is subject to rules, but (as ever) Titanic magic is not, and Judy was taken from the 19th century, time passed, but the Arkenshoes were able to do what normal magic couldn't and send her back there because Tools don't care for consistency, they are world editors.
Lot of options here.