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46  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Tak'dinal pic on: 29 September 2010, 22:24:14


I mean, that's a great idea, Shabakuk!
47  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: Do You See? on: 29 September 2010, 22:15:07
That's great!  Good for you, Ganinon! thumbup
48  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Re: Top of the morning ... on: 25 September 2010, 10:03:58
And some hungry carnivorous plants that you won't have encountered before...or ever will again.

Don't go in the Inner Greenhouses.  Not without full plate  dwarf-crafted mithril armour and a really sharp edged weapon of some sort, such as hedge clippers.
49  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: Greenhouse Fantasies - A Carnivorous Herbarium on: 25 September 2010, 09:53:34
Now there's a gruesome concept...*imagines a monstrous venus flytrap with, say, an Osthemangar ape in its horrendous clutches*

50  Santharian World Development / Races, Tribes and Clans / Re: The Kaaer'dár'shín Half-Orcs - Second Tribal Rework on: 25 September 2010, 09:34:31
Minor nitpicky point, but:

"The Kaaer possess powerfully lean musculature with arms and legs taut with wiry muscle. They are quite athletic and swift runners. Both male and female Kaaer have broad shoulders and are accustomed to heavy lifting. As adults, both sexes average about 1 ped, 2 fores, 8 nailsbreadths in height with females typically shorter than the males. Adults are also estimated to be between 1 pygge, 5 hebs to 2 pygges, 1 heb in weight..."

Your measurements are WAY too specific.   "...average about one ped, two and a half fores in height"  and "estimated to be between 1 1/2 pygges to just over 2 pygges in weight"  would be close enough.   These are approximations.  I can't see these guys standing around letting you measure them with a yardstick. I imagine them saying, "Get away from me with that big stick!" or, possibly "Here, let me introduce you to MY weapon of choice, it beats yours all hollow!" :D   A Northern bred half-orc, half human person isn't likely to be the patient, long suffering type.  Just a thought,

I'll try to do a more thorough go-over later, but it's looking good so far.  I LIKE the Kaaer, I think they're incredibly cool just as a concept and you've done some pretty fantastic development work with them.



51  Santharian World Development / Santharian Artists Workshop and Resources / Re: Tak'dinal pic on: 25 September 2010, 09:13:15

Very spooky!  My spine's creeping.

I'd recommend adding more rubble, dust, and maybe a few scattered bones.   It's a little too "tidy" for a place that is as shattered and broken as that one.   The broken bits of walls and arches and whatnot all have to go somewhere.  Maybe a few footprints in the dust (of your erstwhile companions, perhaps) would add to the creepy effect as well?

But that's just nitpicking.  I may have to go visit a chiropractor to get my spine back to its normal location after looking at this. :D

Two thumbs up! thumbup thumbup

52  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Enemethor on: 07 September 2010, 00:47:57
Kind of like Santharia's Loch Ness Monster... :D
53  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Surgical Procedures- Warning somewhat graphic on: 02 September 2010, 06:15:06
@ Seeker: Well, seriously! Did it never occur to you that all these big ugly orcs had to come from somewhere?  I mean, other than a mass-produced Peter Jackson fantasy/nightmare?

And. I. Am. Not. An. Orc. Mommy.

You're as bad as the Bard.

* bashes Seeker over the head with her "Orcs Are People Too!" sign*  :P

@Athviaro:  Yes, the average peasant would have the idea that "the only good orc is  a dead orc" but I just wanted to be sure you knew that wasn't necessarily the case with orcs around here.  As one of the earlier developers, I'm a strong Orc partisan. Um. Obviously. Big Grin
54  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Surgical Procedures- Warning somewhat graphic on: 02 September 2010, 05:30:09
Yes, you're right, the Chyrakisth Orcs are pretty monstrous and vicious.  But as Dek points out, I'm talking about the ones on the Sarvonian continent only.  I should have been more specific.

But it's a issue with me that a sentient race should exist just to be the generic bad guys.  Sure, they don't like humans, but you know what humans are capable of.  Sometimes I don't like humans, and I am one!

Orcs are typically portrayed as brutish, savage louts.  But for every big brutish orc out there, there's an orc mommy who nursed him and cuddled him and changed his diaper and made sure he actually survived to grow up.   Orcs are capable of love.  Maybe not human-style-romantic love, but love nonetheless.

Just my additional two sans,

55  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Surgical Procedures- Warning somewhat graphic on: 01 September 2010, 19:55:16
Just some comments regarding the orcs:

Orcs may be seen as vicious monsters, but they are not necessarily sadistic.  No Santharian orc tribe would so demean themselves as to cut open a pregnant woman (of any race) and sadistically mutilate the unborn child.  Although many orcs refer to the other races as "Ch'ron p'thok" (vermin) they would no sooner do this that you would torture mice or rats.  Torture is seen as vaguely dishonourable.  Obviously, individual orcs, most commonly of the Losh-Oc, will occasionally indulge in it, but it is not generally practiced by most tribes.  You don't torture vermin.  You kill it.  As for half-orc babies, well, those are "vermin" too.  They couldn't care less about them being aborted.

Also, you will get orc healers.  The most famous would be the ex war leader Choan of the Orc, commonly known as Cho'an of Orc.  She was responsible for developing the medical organization known as the Daughters of Cho'an, which was begun and run by orc women of the Osther-Oc tribe, but accepts all and any patients, of any race across Northern Sarvonia.  It hasn't been fully written up or developed yet, which is why there's no info on the site, but it's in the works.

Yes, typically orcs don't practice major surgery.  It's better to die than to be seriously handicapped.  But orc women will very tenderly care for their injured mates or young and do their best to return them to full health. Particularly in tribes where orc women are seen as the property of their males, they want to make sure that they take very good care of them.

Okay, I'll stop now. *Puts down her "ORCS ARE PEOPLE TOO!" sign and quietly slips away*
56  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Hundred-legger on: 19 June 2010, 11:58:14

What about the Hydrapede?

Other possibilities might include "Multifoot" or  "Legged Worm", or possibly something more dramatic like "Little Bane"?

I personally like Hydrapede, but the others could be variants or regional names as well.
57  Santharian World Development / People of the World of Caelereth / Re: Reve'lor, Nauroothian menagerie owner on: 19 June 2010, 11:41:50
I will, after I collect and read all the information about the Zohologica.   I need to get caught up first.

Any suggestions or ideas you have, though, I'd be happy to hear.  Shouldn't take too long to work this out.

58  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: The Zohologica on: 19 June 2010, 11:37:24
Re: the barriers issue.

As a member of and frequent visitor to the Metro Toronto Zoo, I would just like to comment that the barriers are not just there to keep the animals away from the people.  Sometimes the idea is partly to keep the people away from the animals.  (One of the orangutans at the zoo died as a result of eating something a stupid visitor threw into its area)  So a cage/pen of metal bars, enclosed by a larger glass-walled barrier, might not be a bad idea.  To keep the animals safe.

Just a thought.

59  Santharian World Development / Places and Map Design / Re: Eight Winds Bay and The Sea of Iol on: 16 June 2010, 09:29:04
Looks like I've got some catching up to do!

I'm okay with changing the Prominent Mountains entry if that needs to be done.   Though there are more than a few things that need to be worked out up north  There are entries for cities that are not even on the map! (LuWeillima, for one, and I think a couple of elven cities are missing too.)  So those have to be figured out too.
60  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Tri-Bones- Antislar Game on: 16 June 2010, 09:19:44
Or perhaps instead of slicing off the whole finger, maybe take it off at the first knuckle.  Just a thought.
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