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16  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Starwell Phaert on: 26 October 2007, 11:07:00
I'm thinking of mentioning this creature in my Arefi entry as an example of a creature that can steal food stunned by the arefi because of its thick hide it is resistant to all but the mythical black leaved variety.
17  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: Arefi on: 26 October 2007, 10:42:00
I'll look over your comments in more depth later
I have a question about one of 'em before i do though i got the idea for making its origin related to Kalim and Isema from this statement found here

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Kalim, and his wife and counterpart Isema were the first beings in existence.
Ter'ei'Vikh mythology

Of course if you don't think he'd give her gifts changing iit wouldn't be a problem. :)
18  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Measuring small amounts of liquid on: 13 September 2007, 17:03:50
 ;) ya I should of said one is viscous the other is very thin.

The most common use for smaller measurements would be cooking.

I'm assuming a sip is about an ounce

The most common use for smaller units on Caelereth would be the same as for smaller units on earth cooking

2 tablespoons = 1 ounce
3 teaspoons = tablespoon
most measuring spoon sets have 1/4 teaspoons 1/24 of an ounce

brownies would of course use smaller measurements in cooking

A merchant would find smaller measurements useful too if he acquired a very potent substance which could be diluted heavily rather then carry several barrels of mixture he would mix the diluted form as needed

If your supply of materials is limited then scaling up is impractical or impossible. say the experiment is from something difficult to acquire such as a rare plant animal or mineral or dangerous to acquire such as dragon blood.

take for example a king that wants to conquer all of Caelereth he wants his army to have mithril weapons and armor so he hires someone to figure out how mithril is made an experiment which would require some mithril. since the supply he would have is very limited the experiment would be scaled down from what would be used for iron or even gold.

I have used equipment in introductory level college chemistry classes that can measure microliters (about .0295 ounces) I would think a skilled chemist would have at least as good of equipment on Caelereth. He would want to use small amounts so he can do more experiments.

My need for them is I'm creating a powerful narcotic that is produced by my plant to subdue prey

As for who would make measurers extremely precise the gnomes which have an intrest in chemistry and skilled glass blowers would be the leading contenders followed by brownies cus they can make small things and the Anpagans might make a thin glass tube making machine and make them thinner and thinner sort of a my machine is better then yours thing, then later figure out the tubes could be used to measure things


As for what you would call these units I like your ideas. I was looking at names of some different measuring units the other night looking for ideas and noticed hogshead and thought miceshead would work well for something smaller :)

 
19  Santharian World Development / Races, Tribes and Clans / Re: Ter'ei'Vikh, the people of the Drifting Woods on: 13 September 2007, 07:07:41
For my Arefi I'm creating 2 chemicals that could be useful to the Ter'ei'Vikh

1 sleeping water
a sedative used by Arefi to help subdue prey

This would be useful especially when they are hunting larger animals rather then killing the animal when they hunt they would make it unconscious. It would keep it from rotting in a hot humid climate until they decided to butcher it.

2 eulgylgu
A sticky substance used by the Arefi to grab and digest prey

Could be used to dissolve dirt leaving behind metals or other valuables then removed so all that is left is the valuable material.

as glue for things it cant dissolve or that are coated with something it can't dissolve.
20  Organization and General Discussions / Bell-Ringing - Notifications to Developers / Re: Bard Judith! on: 12 September 2007, 12:07:11
For the plant entry I'm working on I need to use small liquid measurements so I would like to add some small measurements that would be used mostly by brownies and chemists. Please  :)
21  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: Measuring small amounts of liquid on: 12 September 2007, 12:03:32
That makes sense I'll ask Bard Judith about adding to the measures.
22  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Measuring small amounts of liquid on: 12 September 2007, 06:35:17
I'm thinking we need to refine our liquid measurement on the small end the plant I'm working on I'm creating to different liquids 1 is a highly viscous material the other is a very thick liquid so a drop from the first would be the same size as several thousand drops of the 2nd .
23  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: Blood Mint on: 11 September 2007, 16:07:37
You have why it grows where it grows but you don't have the where their are plenty of places in Santharia where this plant will work well and others where it wont work at all. I would suggest figuring out which places you would like best to put it. You should give Talia Sturmwind a message in her bell ringing forum to ask her to help you figure out a territory.
24  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Witchcraft/Paganism on: 11 September 2007, 15:53:56
It would be interesting if they had their own language and alphabet that was a hodge podge of ancient writing systems and made up stuff similar to Goa'uld
25  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Fuzzle on: 11 September 2007, 15:47:19
What about brownies having them as pets these animals are small enough they could play fetch with a brownie :)
26  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: Blood Mint on: 08 September 2007, 16:54:41
you still need to figure out where you want to put it if you want to put it in Santharia I'd suggest looking over the information on  the climate of the Kingdom of Santharia you should be able to find many places where this plant could work pick a place you'd like too put it.
27  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: Blood Mint on: 07 September 2007, 17:38:56
You've got a good start I have a few comments in red.
other then that a spell check would catch a few things.


Name:
Blood mint

Catagorzation:
Medicinal Herbs
     Healing Herbs

Basic Overview of the Plant:
Blood mint, Blood balm, or in Styrásh phár'márfáchuhán (fallen) translated Blood of the fallen is part of the mint family and is considered a calming herb.  Though the name and appearance of the plant seems foreboding it provides many medicinal purposes.  This tall plant gives off the fragrance of mint to those who come near it but the blood red stalks leaf veins give it a more eerie appearance.

This unusual plant bears leaves that bear a resemblance in shape to a heart that contain deep veins that wrinkle the upper service of the leaf. Because of this effect the leaves seem to be withering even though they are quite healthy.

 Description:
This peculiar perennial herb found in many regions of southern Sarvonia.  Blood mint is a tall growing herb measuring in height to over 1 ped. The tall stalks are karikrimson red and lead to stems of the same hue.  Each leaf appears as if painted a glossy deep green and measuring between 5 to 7 nailsbreadths from base of stem to point and 3 to 5 nailsbredths in width. They resemble a wrinkled heart as the sides are pulled under and the surface deeply wrinkled by the red leaf veins.

Their roots tuber are bit darker then that stalks and can measure a palmspan in length. Nodules lie only a few naidbreaths from the soils surface and sometimes may protrude slightly above it. Ruddy colored thin roots protrude from each roughly oval shaped nodule. More than one stalk may protrude from a given tuber depending on the size and rise above the ground.  The plant will die back to the tuberous roots after the first frost and stay there until the ground is warmed in early spring.

Flowers will appear from late spring until the first frost. how big is the cup? These white cup shaped organs of reproduction have a small red and green calyx that covers their base. Five petals overlap to form the fluted form surrounding three styruine colored stems do you mean stamens? that rise to a few grains from the top of the petals.

Territory:
Blood mint can be found throughout the continent of Santaria Santharia is the name of the kingdom which dominates the southern part of the Sarvonian continent primarily in places where the frost is hard enough to cause the plant to hibernate. How hard does the frost have to be? can it be too hard? does it need the ground to be thawed at leat part of the year? Take a look at the places entries to see where would be a good place remember farther north and higher up is generally colder They also need well drained soil as wet or clay filled soils do not serve well for this plant.

Usages:
Despite the rather foreboding appearance of this plant there are many medicinal uses for the leaves and flowers of Blood mint.  The leaves can be steeped into a reddish mint flavored tee tea for the drink that provides relief of stomach ailments and provides some relief from cold and flu symptoms.

If the leaves are pressed releasing the reddish liquid contained within it can be added to honey and used as a paste to cover abrasions and wounds to help prevent infection. The plant does not however bring bleeding to a halt but may reduce the amount in order to allow the wound to heal.

The bulbous tubers are prized for making red dies. In the fall when the plant is primarily harvested these cylindrical bulbs can be crushed and boiled releasing the pigment.  Caltharians in particular find the die exceptional for coloring fabrics.

Reproduction:
As the flowers are fertilized new tubers are formed. These will grow and produce more stems and flowers and thus propitiate the plant. The tubers can also be cut into sections as long as at least one stem still remains as part of the each cutting and then replanted.

Myth/Lore/Origins:
Many myths persist about the Blood mint. The Erpheronians believe that if a woman handles the plant in any way during her pregnancy she will loose the child. They also feel that if the leaves are scattered in the path of an aproaching army the bloodshed in the inpending battle will be lessend.

The elves believe that the dried petels of the flower can be placed in a drink to prevent a female from becoming pregnant. This is not recommended nor is their any proof that this has any effect on furtility.
28  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: Arefi on: 06 September 2007, 06:34:57
Just posted a change to the 2nd paragraph in the usage section that I made but forgot to change in my post before.
29  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Iceland Shortsnout (Icesnout) on: 06 September 2007, 06:28:01
giant krakens live in caves but since they tend to stay towards the bottom icesnouts wouldn't run into 'em to often.
30  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Ronce Falcon on: 05 September 2007, 14:17:16
What about usage? Amanters would find thin feathers useful for certain applications such as making light weight clothing.

DECIPHER: Good Idea....
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