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Postby Olthar » Wed Jan 09, 2019 11:15 pm

The Verdantderm Lands wrote:Just some musings, not trying to be critical.

As a player, this main hall is sadly too clean and the 'inscription' too complex.

Sadly, I don't believe that going to ultraviolet light will reveal anything like: remnants of paint, blood, etcetera.

The 'alphabet' (glyphs, symbols, whatever) seems to defy logic. Extremely complex symbols? When, in our world, we look at numbers, one was made with one angle, w was made with 2 angles, 3... etcetera. And if the letters are tied to sounds (like phonics of the Phoenician alphabet), how many different sounds did the ancient builders have in their language?

By the description, the 'text' is made of 'words' not longer than four characters.

Stylized 'hieroglyphics'?

Perhaps more clues will present themselves?

I will have to be on the lookout. :)

You're only in the entry room. There's still an entire structure to explore. Don't expect literally the first thing you see to be an important, mystery-solving clue. If it was that easy, it would have been solved three decades ago.
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Postby The Verdantderm Lands » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:47 am

got it. :)
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Postby Olthar » Thu Jan 10, 2019 3:57 pm

@ World Capitalist: Hey, could you try being more detailed and specific? That is a remarkably lazy post, and there's no way I can respond to it.
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Postby Olthar » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:09 pm

@ Norv: It's actually three doors on the left and two on the right, not that it's a big deal.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:22 am

Norv, Ry and everyone else, since we've already got results from the last bout of posting, I think it'd be better if we just assumed that Samantha agreed with HUgh's proposal right before walking into the room.
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Postby The Verdantderm Lands » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:18 am

Zarkenis Ultima wrote:Norv, Ry and everyone else, since we've already got results from the last bout of posting, I think it'd be better if we just assumed that Samantha agreed with Hugh's proposal right before walking into the room.

I agree.

Supposedly, a lot of us have agreed that we're forming a study group.

I wrote Tripetta's last post imagining that Anastasia would come, too, but in such a way that she had the freedom to change her mind. Plus, there's always editing. BTW, 12 Isles told me that they have a cold, so maybe won't post soon.
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Postby Olthar » Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:19 pm

@ Esty: I wasn't implying that there was anything weird with the dais, just that Elune was having difficulty sensing it. Sorry for the confusion.
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Postby Grenartia » Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:01 pm

So, you probably already realized this, but things lately haven't been conducive to making an app, so don't wait up for me.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:26 am

Hey Norv, minor thing I noticed in your last post, you mixed up Samantha and Tripetta while mentioning that the latter was interested in the mural.

To everyone, I fudged the order of events a little bit, hope that works of everyone (I can always edit otherwise).
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Postby Reverend Norv » Tue Jan 15, 2019 6:56 am

So I did, thanks for the catch. Post looks fine to me.
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Postby Constaniana » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:02 am

Zarkenis Ultima wrote:Hey Norv, minor thing I noticed in your last post, you mixed up Samantha and Tripetta while mentioning that the latter was interested in the mural.

To everyone, I fudged the order of events a little bit, hope that works of everyone (I can always edit otherwise).

The order of events works for me.
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Postby Olthar » Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:39 am

Grenartia wrote:So, you probably already realized this, but things lately haven't been conducive to making an app, so don't wait up for me.

Well, the RP is always open. :)

Unless someone else applies first because there's only one spot left...
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Postby Esternial » Tue Jan 15, 2019 1:35 pm

Olthar wrote:@ Esty: I wasn't implying that there was anything weird with the dais, just that Elune was having difficulty sensing it. Sorry for the confusion.

No problem, it makes sense that she'd try to investigate, since she's never experienced such enchantments.

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Postby The Twelve Isles » Tue Jan 15, 2019 8:13 pm

Sorry for the absence guys, I created a character for a separate RP that I liked so much I ended up starting a whole story for them of my own writing. Kinda got distracted. I promise to try and be more active here, I don want to be a part of this.

Anyways, I hope I haven't missed much.
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Postby Olthar » Thu Jan 17, 2019 10:01 am

*cough*
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Postby Kassaran » Thu Jan 17, 2019 1:32 pm

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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:26 am

Olthar, your posts state that Samantha and Hugh both explored the rooms to the right, but also that Hugh's room was opposite Samantha's. Which is it? Asking so I can keep track of what rooms have been explored.
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Postby Olthar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:34 am

Zarkenis Ultima wrote:Olthar, your posts state that Samantha and Hugh both explored the rooms to the right, but also that Hugh's room was opposite Samantha's. Which is it? Asking so I can keep track of what rooms have been explored.

I checked my post thinking I had messed up, but I guess you misread. I did say that Hugh went to the left room. So, the way it is now, there are eleven rooms in this hallway. Before the turn, there are three on the left and two on the right. Hugh explored the first room on the left, and Samantha explored the first room on the right. After the turn, there are three more rooms on each side.
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Postby Zarkenis Ultima » Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:37 am

Olthar wrote:
Zarkenis Ultima wrote:Olthar, your posts state that Samantha and Hugh both explored the rooms to the right, but also that Hugh's room was opposite Samantha's. Which is it? Asking so I can keep track of what rooms have been explored.

I checked my post thinking I had messed up, but I guess you misread. I did say that Hugh went to the left room. So, the way it is now, there are eleven rooms in this hallway. Before the turn, there are three on the left and two on the right. Hugh explored the first room on the left, and Samantha explored the first room on the right. After the turn, there are three more rooms on each side.


Oh, no, I'm just stupid. I read a different response thinking it was Hugh's :P.

Thanks anyways. I'll have a post up soon-ish.
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Postby Esternial » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:05 pm

Zarkenis Ultima wrote:
Olthar wrote:I checked my post thinking I had messed up, but I guess you misread. I did say that Hugh went to the left room. So, the way it is now, there are eleven rooms in this hallway. Before the turn, there are three on the left and two on the right. Hugh explored the first room on the left, and Samantha explored the first room on the right. After the turn, there are three more rooms on each side.


Oh, no, I'm just stupid. I read a different response thinking it was Hugh's :P.

Thanks anyways. I'll have a post up soon-ish.

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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:24 pm

Olthar wrote:@ World Capitalist: Hey, could you try being more detailed and specific? That is a remarkably lazy post, and there's no way I can respond to it.

Ahh sorry. I felt like I was under obligation to post something, so I just posted something short.
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Postby Olthar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:29 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
Olthar wrote:@ World Capitalist: Hey, could you try being more detailed and specific? That is a remarkably lazy post, and there's no way I can respond to it.

Ahh sorry. I felt like I was under obligation to post something, so I just posted something short.

Oh, wow. After 8 days with no response, I figured you had jumped ship.
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Postby Olthar » Fri Jan 18, 2019 1:33 pm

So, that post was longer, but still just as vague. You can't just say that you're exploring things and expect that to be enough. What, specifically, are you looking at?
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Postby The World Capitalist Confederation » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:25 pm

Olthar wrote:So, that post was longer, but still just as vague. You can't just say that you're exploring things and expect that to be enough. What, specifically, are you looking at?

The ruins, the details, the runes, everything. I'm recording it down for later. Would you mind describing the area or linking to a post in which the area is described?
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Postby Esternial » Fri Jan 18, 2019 3:28 pm

The World Capitalist Confederation wrote:
Olthar wrote:So, that post was longer, but still just as vague. You can't just say that you're exploring things and expect that to be enough. What, specifically, are you looking at?

The ruins, the details, the runes, everything. I'm recording it down for later. Would you mind describing the area or linking to a post in which the area is described?

Quite some stuff is described already if you read what everyone else has written (including Olthar) in the IC thread.

You should make some to time so you can make that effort. Best to not post and wait so you have time to digest everything. You also don't really *need* to know everything - just what your character should know.

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