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Title: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 22 January 2007, 05:00:15
Maybe we should make an "easteregg" page or something, like "Did you know?"... :lol: - There are surely a lot of things integrated here and there which is only known to a few to which author or real life reference they point...


Title: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 22 January 2007, 23:01:13
That WOULD be fun!

I'm pretty sure most of us have at least one or two of those "in-jokes" squirreled (or should I say kuatued? :grin:) away somewhere...


Title: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Gean Firefeet on 23 January 2007, 01:27:44
Though it would be fun, I'd make it as easteregg-ish as possible, meaning that it should be hard to reach, and not easily accesible, otherwise that would surely spoil the fun. Maybe for example a link which is clickable in the top menu picture (the dragon, the rider, the bridge?). You may even delete this post to make sure no one knows it's there... or better, make something similar up which I won't know about ;)


Title: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Bard Judith on 23 January 2007, 05:05:37
Beat you to it, Alysse - though I should record it in the Proverbs and Sayings Forum!

When someone tucks something away carefully, she has 'kuatu-cached' it!   See Bard Judith's biography...  :)

And yeah, yeah, some easter eggs!  I have some ideas for Art...


Title: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 23 January 2007, 05:20:47
Yeah, there surely is fun potential! I guess easter eggs wouldn't necessarily have to revealed directly at such an easter egg page, but one could write: "Have you ever tried to spell a swampdwelling "mullog" backwards to discover a well hidden secret of their race"? - Or at time there also tiny references in pictures, like e.g. in Quellion's Shadow Elf picture, where the Bone Queen is seen as a tiny little "blurry blotch" (as someone said). We could add the picture at the easter egg page and put a magnifying glass over it - you click on it and you get to see what the blotch really is, and so on.

Guess that could turn out quite funny, but we'd need to collect a good deal of such things first to make a full page.

A myrmex-investigating sage also has a quite familiar name as I noticed, Judy :)

There's Fluffy's Ihanobe'todo Game for example. Some things are quite obvious, but still it would be fun to gather them all.

If someone discovers something, please post here, and we'll collect them eventually on a single page. Suggest to mark a new thing with the colour yellow so that it stands out from the rest of the post and can be easily collected!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 23 January 2007, 05:34:15
Ok, I've split the topic now - use this topic in order to post further easter eggs!

BTW: If you post easter eggs you might also formulate them already in a way to give a clue what is meant with it without revealing too much, so that we could use that directly on the site.

Another interesting thing:

The names of the most Santharian provinces and their Capitals have something in common...


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 23 January 2007, 06:15:20
You wanted to do a kind of riddle some time ago, but we never got enough together to do it.  The  questions I sent you back then could work as well.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 23 January 2007, 06:32:56
Yeah, this damn script that I liked and wanted to integrate to do Santharian quizzes was withdrawn by the guy who programmed it (even though I already paid for it, he returned the money). Obviously it was very unsecure and he had to stop distributing it. Haven't found another replacment yet.

Anyway, I'll dig these questions up, there might be something in it that fits here as well, yup :)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Marvin Cerambit on 26 January 2007, 19:52:22
Or at time there also tiny references in pictures, like e.g. in Quellion's Shadow Elf picture, where the Bone Queen is seen as a tiny little "blurry blotch" (as someone said). We could add the picture at the easter egg page and put a magnifying glass over it - you click on it and you get to see what the blotch really is, and so on.

I believe my exact wordings were 'flaky white thing' or something along those lines :P


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 28 January 2007, 04:40:40
Some more references I'd like to note here, just to collect them for future use:

- The volcano Hèckra  pointing to the genesis of the Santharian Dream
- The Twinnean Peaks pointing to "damn fine coffee" and cherry pie of course.
- The reference behind the Elvenfall pointing to Austrian lore inlcuding some unfortunate Turks.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Bard Judith on 28 January 2007, 12:41:03
Clicking on the word 'education' in the entry for King Thar should send you HERE


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 28 January 2007, 16:10:35
Hmmm... Didn't quite get that, Judy :nerd:

One more thing for quick notice as you speak of education: The supposed Ciosan thief Knupp the Sneaker has a very suspicious educator with a very suspicious name, Master Retthgar...


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Bard Judith on 28 January 2007, 22:39:50
That's because the computer crashed just as I posted -
before I could edit the entry to put in the appropriate url to the Santharian Primer.... :) and I was too tired to turn it back on and boot up and all the rest....

Thanks for the reminder!   


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Lady Cherri on 27 March 2007, 23:38:22
Umm, okay I know I have not been to the Dev Board in quite a long while (hence the extremely and shameful low postings) but what are Easter Eggs in Santharia.  I know what they are in RL, but what are they here?

I posted the above before finding this page.  Sorry.  But I still have questions.  I gather that this is something like an Easter Egg hunt but using the Santharia site.  Is the game up and running yet?  Will there be a page to begin at?  Where do we start?  When do we start?  Easter is almost here!!

Oh and Art, you remember when I was talking about posting pics about our family and selves, etc. and you mentioned to click in the additional options.  Well I just did it here and I get an option for attachment.  On the RPG board, you don't.  You just get the three to check.  Is it suppose to be like that?


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 28 March 2007, 01:35:28
"Easter eggs" as we use it here , Cherri, doesn't refer to Easter as such or a game to hunt, but it refers more to the hiding of things in general, so that others can discover it (inside jokes, references to real life, to games, movies, books etc.) This is a somewhat established expression, and if you're looking for hidden features e.g. in DVDs or software you own, take a look here (http://www.eeggs.com/), there you also find an exact definition of the term :) - So whenever we write entries and make such inside jokes, these should be accumulated at an Easter Eggs page, so that you get to know why a beast was called that way, sometimes there might be funny stories behind it and you don't even know it... Look on some post on this page, there you can see some of the references we're talking about. Once we have enough, we can make a nice page out of it to look through.

I don't know about the RPG board - could be that the Admins disabled this feature for regular members (as an Admin I can post things that way). Maybe the Admins thought that attaching pics isn't necessary in stories?


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Mina on 28 March 2007, 02:02:14
Huh?  I don't recall disabling anything to do with attaching pictures.  In fact I've done that before in one of the private forums.  I'll take a look. 

Edit: Uh, okay, so for some reason they weren't enabled (except for admins, for whom nothing can be disabled, apparently).  It should work now, I think.  If not, you could always post the pictures on another site and use bbcode to display them. 


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Lady Cherri on 28 March 2007, 05:33:31
Okay well you learn something new everyday.  I honestly had never heard of easter eggs as in the aforementioned term.  Its different...and I like different.  See this just goes to show I do not spend enough time on the Dev Board.  Thanks for taking the time to explain it to me.

Mina:  Thank you for enabling the feature.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: colossuem on 01 April 2007, 04:39:52
When designing my swift shield I originally wanted it to be called snake shield because its swift and sly like a snake but it got rejected so I just named it Swift shield.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 01 April 2007, 15:53:42
That's more something of a metaphor than an easter egg I'd say, Colossuem. Easter eggs go a bit beyond that.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: colossuem on 02 April 2007, 02:32:53
Oh, lol stupid me. :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 26 April 2007, 03:52:21
Here the official Easter Egg report in order not to forget this one:

Santhworld Mage Geoffrey Baijonan

Hint: a) remember who he looks like   b) see if his last name doesn't remind you of some well-known Styrash words...


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 29 April 2007, 21:58:57
Just adding to the list.. The name of a certain Nybelmarian waterbeetle might sound appetizing to many people..


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Drasil Razorfang on 29 April 2007, 22:05:44
Charmed fans might recognize a striking resembalnce between the Tome of Time and the Book of Shadows.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: catcat509 on 02 May 2007, 15:11:42
yo


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: logos on 15 May 2007, 07:45:52
HELLO :grin: :grin:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: lemasky on 24 June 2007, 02:14:33
Whats up? ;)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 24 June 2007, 02:30:20
Lemasky...Assuming you know what the Santharian Dream is about...why dont you go and introduce your self in the joining forum....


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 26 June 2007, 03:48:39
Ok, let's collect some other funny things in here, so that we can make a page at some point where one can read all kinds of funny stuff concerning development, be it funny mishaps, in-jokes or deliberate easter eggs. So I put some things together here to have them available for later use:

* Elven Birthday  
The birthday calendar (bottom of main page) informs us very precisely:
Letitia De Lockhart (14), Wordsmith Syrelm (15), Quaélh'Orín (276) ... :lol:

* Dev Slang
'Aran Status'
'Uri-check'
'copperbards'
'Artimidating'
'Dala-ducks'
'Judyfication'
'Deciphered' sounds also funny... :lol:

The "Coren" as a measure for entry length... (after the uploading of the Dragon's Back entry) with the average place entry regitering at 0.5 coren , and a very simple animal/plant at " 0.1C' "

* The Beatles are alive!
- A "gem" I've found in Zacheius' Bavereye entry (this gem BTW actually features something that is called a "gem"). Here it si:
"Some scholars have stated that the beatles do not sleep at all..."
Now this would explain that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are seen by many as immortals!

* Ganinon's Quwish, the wish-stealer
"...will hear you or see you and fly away with a wish."  :huh: :lol:

If you find something similar, please put it in here, so that these things can once be presented in entertaining form on the site!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 26 June 2007, 04:22:32
Ha Deciphered! I have my own commenting/developing verb!!! Will have to use that in the future!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 26 June 2007, 04:29:07
Works especially great with Bestiary entries with numerous spelling problems - in that case it needs double "Deciphering"... :lol:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 26 June 2007, 04:37:46
Indeed...indeeeeed *looks around for 'Deciphering' targets*


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Curgan on 26 June 2007, 16:44:53
The Centoraurian and Helcrani entries have lots of easter eggs, in honor of events, people and places that had an impact to me. Let's see who finds out what. (artimidor found an easy one, a Centoraurian king called Helraiser...)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 30 June 2007, 02:00:59
This hasn't been mentioned yet:

From the Quaerash entry:

The menacingly looking and rock hard heads also were used in various wars as head parts for battering rams. These heads also make quite an impression if put on the wall as a trophy - like the one you can see at an inn in Voldar, that now bears the name "The Rampant Duskdigger". Go, check it out - Burrick, the innkeeper, surely can tell you quite a tale!

A reference to the the beast in the "Thief" series, which served as the model for the Quaerash. Here reincarnated in the form of an innkeeper... ;)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 21 July 2007, 05:01:33
The Mullog  
Guess we haven't mentioned the "Mullog" easter egg here yet - reverse reading reveals a trusted origin...

and of course, recently added...

Jaecor "Ironhand" Armerson  
The Santharian version of a Hollywood legend with lots of references to James Dean.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 09 October 2007, 03:53:37
*Sneaks in*

You simple minded fellows seem to have failed to notice my less than subtle hints but I feel it neccesary to reveal some of the secrets of my latest beasts....

Lets see...recently we have had the Lisdra snake and Arim Cat....

They seem normalish right....

Well:

Lisdra....That could be rearranged as Drasil couldnt it...*ponders*

and Arim...That could become Mira I guess....


*Looks around guiltly*

Okay, I confess, I have set myself the task of turning some of our development team into animals with their characteristics...look at the entries if you dont believe me....So watch out Dev team....


You might be next!

Decipher


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 09 October 2007, 04:01:22
its.... like... Vikthi's Light, it's hilarious!  :rolling:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 09 October 2007, 06:08:20
*pats the Arim cat on the head*

*psst, Deci, don't you think this cat is a bit too nice for Mira? * :buck:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 09 October 2007, 06:08:41
:lol: Waits for the Trimratoid to materialize soon (probably a crossing between a trimmed rat and an octoid or something) :lol

So, and if I understand you correctly, Drasil must then be a "creature of both elegance and brutality" or a rather "witchy" type of person?  :shocked:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 09 October 2007, 06:09:24
just keeep patting the kitty Talia.. just keeeep patting it... :evil:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Ganinon on 09 October 2007, 09:47:26
Hey Deci when is my lazy bird going to be started...what did you say it would be called again?


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Bard Judith on 09 October 2007, 12:45:04
I seeeeee.....    so at some point there will be a flamboyant widebottomed green-fringed palm tree which dispenses its fruits generously, called the "Draj Duthib"?   :)    Can't wait!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 09 October 2007, 21:05:41
Nothing on me so far.

Wise...


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 09 October 2007, 23:37:01
knowing Decipher, the key words being 'so far'


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Morcaanan on 10 October 2007, 00:50:35
Well, Mira would make a nice kitty...*pulls out butcher knives and puts on an apron with the words: "Cat - The Other White Meat"*


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 10 October 2007, 01:31:00
*smiles as hundreds of fluffy, cute little cats go 'Birds' on Morcaanan, leaving only a bloodied apron..*


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Decipher Ziron on 10 October 2007, 03:36:55
@Talia: Preeeettty sure its an accurate description of Mira....

@Arti: Dont worry....I'll think of a more disguised name for you.... :grin:....And those are some pretty selective quotes eh? Maybe I slightly exaggerated for effect- Drasil isnt elegent :rolleyes:

@Judith: What! You are far too lively to be a tree!

@Coren: Indeed the key words are 'so far'....You may be next ....so be vigilant....



Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Drasil Razorfang on 10 October 2007, 06:24:01
Lol.  I just realized Lisdra is sort of like Drasil spelled backwards.  And I am very elegant. 

*stuts in a modeleque manner down the Great Hall before tripping over his robes*


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 31 October 2007, 03:23:13
Dev-slang addition;

Entries ready to be uploaded have received their Blarrow


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 24 November 2007, 18:07:21
Here's a short reminder that we perhaps shouldn't collect Easter Eggs and Dev Language only, but also Santharian goofs that - in collected form - can be quite entertaining once put on the site with some added pointy remarks.

I've started a while ago on this and already found a bunch, and here are some examples:

Alvang (Garret Galloway)
- "From the ocean there seems to be a small mountain chair on the eastern side"
Comment: Ok, now I've seen such a giantic chair thing at a furniture store nearby, really. That furniture stores are expanding to Santharia however and carve such advertisment stuff even out of mountainsides however is something that lends a new perspective to the affair.

Bavereye Beetle (Zacheius Aquadel)
- "Some scholars have stated that the beatles do not sleep at all..."
Comment: Now this would explain that John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr are seen by many as pure Gods.

Ter'ei'Vikh (Miraran)
"Unlike most other tribes in the area both males as females of this tribe are quite slender in build."
Comment: All I have to say here is: Sweet transvestites from Trans-Nybelmarnia, eh?

;)

If you happen to come across something similar that happens during development, don't hesitate to add it to our list here, so that we can make a nice page for the site eventually out of these things.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 17 December 2007, 03:57:26
Before I forget it:

xerampelinae deicida explains how to write an entry to Jairo Koshi :
You can devide things into subspecies or even infraspecies you just have to describe them in mid evil terms


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Grunok the Exile on 18 December 2007, 05:28:37

Arceon's Serekye - village in Nybelmar - my Uri-check

...make them ideal for heating the house in the rare Zhunite winters. They don't have winter once a year?  :shocked:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 18 December 2007, 05:31:07
:lol:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 05 February 2008, 06:25:03
Rookie has an appearance of the third kind in the Almatrar forest:

A wide truck  seems to rise completely vertically from the forest floor, towering up to a height of around 30 peds. :lol:

Have UFOs landed in Santharia?  :shocked:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 02 March 2008, 16:05:07
Ok, another addition here, taken from Grun's Serphelorian Army entry:

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They are trained constantly throughout their careers in jakatya, unarmed and armed wombat, fighting mounted and on foot, in rough terrain and in towns. They (wombats?) are trained to be able to fight using found items, and in how to survive in extreme conditions with very few resources.

Maybe "wombat" is the new term for women who do combat... Or wombats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wombat) are armed in Santharia and I've just missed the entry for that! :lol:

(http://www.theage.com.au/ffximage/2005/12/12/wombat_wideweb__470x276,0.jpg)

P.S. Cool pic, Grun... :lol:

------------------

And an Easter Egg from my side of course: The lisping caretaker character described in the ghost story "The Eye of Skanris Keep" is meant to be no other than the horror icon Boris Karloff, known especially for his portrayal of the monster in the classic "Frankenstein" (back then not so much grandfatherly in appearance)...


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs & Goofs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 06 May 2008, 05:20:51
From the Veell entry;

The name of "Veell" is (almost) exactly what this potion makes you in Miraran's native tongue.

The name of "Veell Ecstacy" could remind certain people of a much-visited topic! (http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,8545.0.html)

The response of the alchemists concerning the contents of this potion will sound awfully familiar to readers of Terry Pratchett's Diskworld.

The inventor of this potion, Shèo Twoland, is whispered to be nobody less than Sheogorath, Lord of Madness, ruler of the lands of Mania and Dementia!



I an severely disappointed in you lot for not finding any of the realy fun ones! Kudo's to Talia for noticing Veell=Veel=Many!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 10 May 2008, 17:06:41
Here's another goof:

Garret invents liquid wolf reproduction: :)

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The Horned Wolves reach sexual maturity between one and a half to two years of age. Mating takes place between Turning Star and Changing Winds and each produces one liter  like most wolves.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs & Goofs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 10 May 2008, 17:27:09
Like instant-wolves, only, not.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs & Goofs
Post by: Alysse the Likely on 27 May 2008, 23:52:50
Find the Easter Egg in the Prominent Mountains entry--I dare you!


Alysse


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs & Goofs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 30 May 2008, 04:04:17
Veell easter eggs revealed!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 12 July 2008, 16:52:19
Guess this dev lingo wasn't explained yet here in this thread, so to make sure it isn't forgotten, I'll put it in here :)

Mira:
Quote
One Coren ( C' ) equals ten pages of ten-points text in Times New Roman in your Word processor or equivalent program.

It's positively ridiculous, yes.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 12 July 2008, 16:54:56
:speechless:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Bard Judith on 12 July 2008, 18:38:15
Lots and lots of design Easter eggs in the 'Styles of Santharia' entry!  :)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 01 August 2008, 22:12:58
From Nsiki's Master Varyn Quickblade entry:

"The art of “True Orc Fighting”, a marital art centered on defeating your opponent with flair and brutality...."

Note Judy: Guess this isn't taught in marriage counselling classes, eh?  :)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 01 August 2008, 23:24:50
Hububat Grain and the santharian pasta Gida that is made from it will sould rather familiar to the original mastermind creating this region.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Tharoc Wargrider on 02 August 2008, 08:15:39
@ Arti. Could've been worse, he could have put 'marital aid'!

I think I need to have a quiet word with our friend, Nsiki. Creating Orc martial arts on the sly!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Nsikigan Ho´Tonanese Yourth on 02 August 2008, 08:35:22
Tharoc..... I need to pause, gather my energy.... and taunt!
i know more about orcs then you do, nyahnyahnyahnyahna!  :grin:
Here's something to look up - That Brand of Fighting I did not create, on the sly or otherwise. :) (http://www.santharia.com/martial_arts/losh_oc_brak.htm)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 05 November 2008, 19:42:29
Ok, this definitely qualifies for a Santharian goof, I'd say:

Rookie explains in here Arrowhead Goose entry:

"The biggest, most powerful goose is usually the leader and the others will follow it to feeding and roasting grounds, as well as during the migration." :lol:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Rookie Brownbark on 05 November 2008, 20:06:41
 :buck:

Geese that like to be eaten - reminds me of that cow in "The Restuarant at the End of the Univere" which comes and discusses which part of it will taste best with the guests.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 03 December 2008, 04:51:32
Here's something funny to add to our list:

Miés seems to be pretty sure that there's more than one kind of wise fresh air in the Forest of Contamar:  :cool:

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Only the occasional twinge of brimstone from the geyser activity blemishes this other wise fresh air.

 :rolleyes:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Miés´efér Lytherá on 03 December 2008, 05:04:21
 Ha ha, so air can't be wise? I gues I'll have to fix that.  :huh:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 03 December 2008, 05:10:00
Same entry, another interesting quote:

Quote
Animals are often found wondering aimlessly through this area...

Learn: Wondering aimlessly leads nowehere. Focus and wonder about something specific instead and a great wisdom may come. So spoke philosopher Arti.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Miés´efér Lytherá on 03 December 2008, 05:23:48
Wandering? :P


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Bard Judith on 03 December 2008, 11:26:17
*snickers*


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 03 December 2008, 18:01:22
Paaah, glad you are not looking through old submissions *blushing while thinking where she placed Baveras' temple in Marcogg*


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 20 December 2008, 02:55:55
There is a reference to the wonderful webcomic "Dominic Deegan, Oracle For Hire (http://www.dominic-deegan.com/)" to be found in the Cedi Apecat entry.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Lorek Sarnif on 26 December 2008, 01:49:07
I'm loving this thread. I get a laugh out of every easter egg I check out.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Jeréth Ancalídormis on 11 January 2009, 14:08:36
wambats? :huh:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Miraran Tehuriden on 22 February 2009, 04:40:14
Might i be so brave to report an Egg found in the Spyder? Have a good look at the reference given all the way at the bottom, which reads;
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Note: All information in these categories are taken from the book "Mysteries and Myths of The Web" by Ef-Skot Fitz Jrald and are not proven as the truth, only the popular belief.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Nsikigan Ho´Tonanese Yourth on 22 February 2009, 04:43:00
Cute, very....
Nice eye, Mira!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 08 August 2009, 14:40:10
From Twen's Fujin (Riding Cat) entry, found by Judy:

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I can't resist this one - sorry, my dear Twen, but it's too good to pass up!  Art, can you add this little booboo to the Funny Errors section?

"With the physical description provided for the Fujin, it would appear emancipated, not the powerful beast described. "

 I believe she meant 'emaciated', as I doubt that anyone has either enslaved the great cat or tried to withhold its voting privileges....


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 25 August 2009, 18:26:10
Kyrattin Cattle

The poem by Mhairi Ohstene was based on one by Mary Austin in our real world.

The 'horn measuring contests' is a reference back to a limo measuring contest worded similarly from 'The Nanny'.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 25 August 2009, 18:38:46
Sengren Axe ...

See if you can find what was believed in Medieval times about axes ... (the Wikipedia entry on axes might be of help here).


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 29 August 2009, 09:56:54
Arvins Arrows
- There are two 60's bands and a hit that both bands had referenced
- Check out the history of darts in our world for a dead end in its real world development ... and refer back to Arvins Arrows
- While you're at it, see if you can find a Dart Historian ... he got his PhD in Dart History (no joke)
- A certain member recently wrote a story which was partially referred to in this entry


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Fox on 29 August 2009, 13:31:48
Forgot to mention these when I finished Thalambath:

- The street of Khaled Way is named after Khaled Mardam-Bey, the designer of the mIRC client that a lot of us use over at the RPG board.
- Eltar Square is named after Eltabbar, the capital city of Thay in DnD's Forgotten Realms setting, which was one of my main inspirations for writing Thalambath. (also, Thay and Thalam look very similar, but this is mostly coincidence!)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 09 September 2009, 07:54:03
I just noticed something in Alt's Remusian Men entry that might be an obscure easter egg ...

'One only has to learn that they have no less than 34 different words for "snow" ...'

The Ferengi from Star Trek lived on a planet that experienced almost constant rain ... from Memory Alpha ...

"Because of the extremely rainy climate of their homeworld the Ferengi have 178 different words for rain in all its various forms."

Probably just a coincidence, but I thought it was worth while pointing out anyway :D


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Valan Nonesuch on 09 September 2009, 08:41:13
The 34 words for snow is probably a reference to the old urban legend about the inuit having X00 words for snow (where X is a number between 3 and 5)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Altario Shialt-eck-Gorrin on 09 September 2009, 08:47:13
correct


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 09 September 2009, 08:57:25
and the Inuits obviously got it from the Ferengi :D ... not the other way around :D


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 11 September 2009, 23:21:58
Goof as reported by Judy:

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Azhira is quite wonderful, I agree, but I'm not sure she gets continent status just yet....


From Dek's comment above:  "My time is kind of split between three continents, now, Azhira, North and South Santharia and Nybelmar"[/color]
 :grin:


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Shabakuk Zeborius Anfang on 18 October 2009, 06:17:54
Connoisseurs of quantum physics will notice a similarity between the phenomenon known as quantum entanglement and the baffling qualities of the Never-Sit-Still mushroom (http://www.santharia.com/herbarium/never_sit_still.htm). In both cases, two entities are able to communicate with one another at a distance and with immediate effect, although we don’t know any causal mechanism that would explain this. In the case of the Never-Sit-Still, the two entities are mushrooms picked by a special method; in the case of quantum entanglement, they are subatomic particles.

Apparently, Albert Einstein remained unconvinced by the experimental evidence for quantum entanglement, and called the phenomenon a “spooky distance effect” – or in German: “spukhafte Fernwirkung”. One of the gnomish names for the Never-Sit-Still honours Einstein’s memorable formulation: Zpukhavt Vernwirkung, derived from the Gnomish zpukin (“eerie”), havtim (“to wriggle”), and vernwirkung (“mushroom”). Poor Einstein!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 18 October 2009, 14:52:18
A-ha... One never ceases to learn!  :rolleyes:

From Azhira's Shadespell Gorge:

- "The city’s history is mostly lost to history" Hmmm... History loses to itself... History vs. history = 0-1? :lol: That should be a nice addition to our goofs page! :)


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Fox on 22 October 2009, 05:16:28
Unintentional Easter Egg: The Templar Knights of Thalambath were created as I wanted an order of royal guards that had a cool name. I always loved the name of the order of the Teutonic Knights ever since playing Age of Empires II, so I decided to use something based off of that. So I replaced Teutonic with Templar (defender of the temple), as most of Thalambath's agencies are based off of the word 'Temple' (Temple of the Arcane, Templums, etc), and so therefore they were defenders of the Templums.

However, I only just realized now that if you reverse 'Templar Knights', it becomes 'Knights Templar (http://wikipedia.org/wiki/Knights_Templar)', another, even more widely known crusader unit (and one with lots of conspiracy theories about it). This was seriously not intended, though incredibly fitting.  :buck:



Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Shabakuk Zeborius Anfang on 01 June 2010, 01:24:38
Lovers of English nonsense poetry may recognize that the name of a certain Santharian association of artisans' guilds bears a close resemblance to the name of one of the many oddball creatures that populate Edward Lear’s poem “The Quangle Wangle’s Hat”. The Fymbel entry acknowledges the debt to Lear in the section on the Woodwrights Guild. Look out for the corkscrew legs - they are a dead  giveaway.


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Deklitch Hardin on 14 April 2011, 06:12:34
Eight Winds Bay has a few Easter Eggs scattered around it ... just waiting for the observant reader to 'follow the yellow brick road' and realise that in the weather section, it could be said that you are 'somewhere over the rainbow'.

There is a Blue Druid mentioned as a researcher in the article who is quite a bewdy ... if he was here, and had children, he'd be dangling one over the head of a Monster Trolog to make sure the child wasn't afraid ... Too bad if he meets his end being poisoned by a Monster Trolog.

Finally, the Daughters of the Devourer/Daughters of Gouran are a dip of the hat to the Brothers of Destruction tag team of WWE fame.

And as per normal ... there is a Star Trek reference in there somewhere ... or perhaps 47. :D


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Coren FrozenZephyr on 04 July 2011, 15:30:54
I included an easter-egg in the "Krean Arcane ARts: Overview" entry- a very obvious reference to my favourite PC game! The following passage is a line from the cinematic opening of the Lords of Magic Special Edition (1998), which I am quoting from memory (so I may have done grievous bodily harm to the original):

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Alas, history becomes legend as its events recede into the mists of time - and memories grow dimmer in the slumber of peace. Thus the people of Nybelmar languished in millennia of peaceful splendour, growing forgetful of the dark times their land once knew. With the protection of the Krean gone, will the ancient evil that plagued Nybelmar rise again and terrorise Caelereth once more?



Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels on 01 December 2014, 19:13:53
That's an Easter Egg *laughs*, and that shortly before Christmas!


Title: Re: Santharian Easter Eggs, Dev Lingo & Goofs
Post by: Artimidor Federkiel on 01 December 2014, 20:11:40
And eliminated....