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16  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Brownie Bead-Making (Industry) on: 17 November 2007, 10:14:35
I don't think you want the beads to flake, wouldn't that make them rough.
17  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: The Sparkfire on: 17 November 2007, 10:12:48
I'd be willing to take this up from you, once waybread is finished. Though if I can't deal with it, I'd check with Gaffin.
18  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Brownie Bead-Making (Industry) on: 14 November 2007, 20:59:31
I had to transport something about the size of a cell phone to school once. It flakes off every where, but that aside, it's like scale mail. You could make great sun catchers from it. You be farther off making the stuff out of obsidian (though there's an idea. Equal returns states that a single human arrowhead would make a brownie's great axe out of obsidian. The chips could be used for arrow heads. (Definetly a goood idea)
19  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Artificial Brownie Wings on: 14 November 2007, 10:23:45
Mica is a rock which comes in extremely thin, translucent, 'sheets' or flakes.  Do a Google for pictures... :)

It can be picked apart with the fingernail and broken by hand as it's quite soft and delicate, and very light-weight.  (Crafters are beginning to integrate it into scrapbooking, for example.)  It ranges in colour from a dark metallic shimmer through silvery and golden tints to almost completely clear.  This would be a material perfect for Brownie use, not only as decorations on their wings, but as window inserts (as the small sizes it comes in renders it useless for similar human applications but would be perfect for Brownies!)

Not true, didn't tv screens used to be made out of Mica? (no, that's oven doors. Mica is heat resistant apparently, though still highly transparent. If you got it right you'd have a handy little form of Pyrex or something (though you couldn't curve it.)
20  Organization and General Discussions / Bell-Ringing - Notifications to Developers / Re: Bard Judith! on: 14 November 2007, 07:05:12
I was wondering if I could try writing up a little bit on a dwarven waybread for the waybread entry. Possibly something with mushrooms. Also, please run through if you can. I'm pretty sure it's finished.

http://www.santharia.com/dev/index.php/topic,12116.msg143739/topicseen.html#new
21  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Brownie Bead-Making (Industry) on: 13 November 2007, 21:07:56
The thing with mica Rookie, is that it's not exactly durable.

A single piece of mica is quite prone to flaking off, making it rather... difficult to make a bead out of. Windows however could be made of the flakes yes?
(Mind you this is based on my experience with the stuff, I don't know what properties that santh mica has in common with terran mica.)
22  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Brownie Bead-Making (Industry) on: 13 November 2007, 05:10:56
Well, let's see. The Llaoihrr do have the clans, but the milken are closer to the places where they could process the resources. I'd say for sheer quanitity the Llaoihrr have the milken beat hands down, but the milken would probably wind up with a better looking finished product.
23  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Waybread on: 12 November 2007, 21:00:41
Rule of threes.
3
Minutes without air
Days without water
Weeks without food.

Please note I'd fixed that. (While you were looking the other day)
24  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Waybread on: 12 November 2007, 05:10:00
Name of Food or Beverage

Waybread (Yolk-Bread, Wayfarer’s Bread, Travelbread, Seras Loaf)
 
Overview

Waybread is a type of flatbread, sometimes made with eggs, usually made by soldiering companies on the roads throughout Santharia. The recipe is quite simple, though varies from province to province, and even between continents. The most common is a type of light, airy flat bread, cooked on whatever is handy, be it rock or camp stove.



Description

Many a soldier has subsisted for weeks on little but iron rations and waybread, with the daily dip into their water supplies. Because waybread keeps so well, it can be carried for long distances. The variations on waybread are numerous. The Eyelians, due to their animal companions, have been known to use eggs in the waybread, giving a distinct yellow colouration to the bread The Cenotaurians make a particular form of the bread using spices to season it, such as rosemint and basiloc. Because of the unfortunate problems with carrying yeast over long distances in various climates, the bread cannot be baked with yeast and is made flat.


Usages/Effects
Waybread can be eaten at any time during the day, and is typically prepared at noon. The bread is eaten for the noon meal and whatever is left over may be eaten while traveling. A second batch is cooked in the embers of the fire that night, and may be eaten then or preserved for eating in the morning.
 
Origin of the Food or Beverage

Deep in the nomadic past of the Cenotaurians is said to originate the waybread. With such a mobile culture it is very difficult to carry yeast or cultivate wheat. The simplest thing to do is trade for the flour required and make flat bread. The bread is quite simple to make and does well for large group as it can be made quickly without an oven or a fire depending on the time of day. The bread is usually eaten in the morning when camp is being broken so the men have something to keep their strength up during the day aside from water.

Method of Preparation

 Waybread is simple flour and water. The flour and water are mixed to form dough. The dough can be cooked on whatever available hot surface, be it a flat rock, or a makeshift oven, or even a shield, should the sun be kind, or unkind as it were; this method does however take longer. The waybread is left to cook, either in the sun or over a flame for about 20 minutes. After this point the bread may be eaten immediately. Spices may be added to the dough during the mixing process, rosemint and basiloc are quite common, many add cheese on the bread by way of flavoring.


Importance

Waybread is a widespread and incredibly diverse food. It is a staple of any traveling company’s diet due to its ease of production and relative durability as a food. It is believed that many cultures have at one time developed their own version of waybread independently of each other. Variations exist from the Santharian hinterlands to Nybelmar.
25  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Re: Inauguration of Drasil into full membership! on: 24 September 2007, 01:14:14
Niccoli approached quickly after Alysse, also depositing the gift before getting out of the clearing. "Should spruce you up a bit master Drasil." The small silver and rubite pendant had Drasil's initials written on it, and the silver holding it had been shaped into a dragon, the flame shaped protrusions gave the impression of a cold ball of fire. "Stupid forest. Must remind Artimidor, next party, find someplace by the sea, it's much nicer."
26  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: First Steps on: 20 September 2007, 20:16:29
For ideas you can do one of two things.

1. Create a nice, non magical, non-explosive, possibly useful plant.
2. If the above entails wracking your brain, check the herbarium for a "list of mentioned entries." There's usually a half dozen or so things that get mentioned in other entries that don't have entries of their own.

As for the party, I'm sorry, but my sailorly instincts prevent me from allowing anyone but me to be publicly drunk. Sorry! *drinks most of the ale*
27  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: Greetings from Macar on: 20 September 2007, 09:39:16
I've got to agree with art. This seems perfect for the Losh-Oc. And I definetly feel the warcraft vibe. (I played 2 as well.)
28  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Re: Inauguration of Drasil into full membership! on: 19 September 2007, 20:20:05
Niccoli strides into the party clearing just behind another Compendiumist. "At this rate, I'll be a fat school and not a sailor by the time we stop these parties..."
He looks at his gift. The small very red rubite pendant was framed with silver, and had the initials D.R. engraved on it. "I really need to stop sojourning if I ever want to get anywhere this point..."
29  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Ghun'gob - The Abandoned Mines of the Gob-orcs on: 18 September 2007, 20:09:05
I don't think so, they probably already have a name (just not on the big map)

It's Gob-OCs. All orchish tribes use the OC suffix, to denote that they are orcish.
30  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Could use some Advice on my next entry? on: 18 September 2007, 10:15:02
officially, the compendium is a very large book. Which would be difficult and impractical to carry around, as well as expensive.
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