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1  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Drakona on: 04 December 2005, 17:09:00
Thank you both for the kind words regarding my first entry!  It makes a fellow feel like he could write even more.

Regarding the placement of the new temple: I merely used the Plain of the Foresaken because I read somewhere that tribes had ventured forth there from Hjoreh.  Are there any “undiscovered” folks lurking about to the Northwest of the Plain, at the foot of the Desert of Ysthalinth?  If not, perhaps this group of fanatics ventured forth into the Plain from Hjoreh in the hopes of being better received by the “modern” Hjorians, but found them less than hospitable.  Then, their leader concocted a “crusade” into the Desert of Ysthalinth, only to have it arrested by the sheer grandness of the Ysthalinth dunes and have settled at its edge.  If not, they can be placed to the west of Hjoreh as suggested by Talia.  Whichever is decided upon, let’s change the mention in the Drakona description accordingly so that Artimidor can still post it this weekend if he chooses.

Lastly, I would like to state that this new temple and its followers are not the norm and I do not want to place much significance in their beliefs.  In truth, their significance to the whole is minimal other than as a tie in with the Library of Hjoreh and certain historical “events” that seem to be swirling about in my head at the moment.

Thanks again for approving the Drakona.


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

2  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Drakona on: 02 December 2005, 19:39:00
My description of the Drakona has been amended.  A new place has been mentioned, a temple to Pariya located on the Plains of the Forsaken.  With the kind permission of the Aeruillin Queen, I would like to “reserve” the right to develop that temple, its associated followers, and also the Library of Hjoreh.  I have major plans for the latter of which and will likely suggest it as my “Masterwork” when granted permission to do so.  As always, my works are the property of the Dream, so please feel free to suggest changes where I might have contradicted existing works or delved into regions not yet meant for development.

Sincerely,
    Grevarius Rendragon

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“When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.”
-- Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband,” 1893

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3  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / The Drakona -- First Rewrite on: 22 November 2005, 18:09:00
Okay.  The original posting has been edited above.  I will continue to try to shape the entry into something more “mythical.”  Thank you for the suggestions and responding to my questions.

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“When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.”
-- Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband,” 1893

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Edited by: Grevarius Rendragon  at: 11/22/05 13:38
4  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Drakona on: 22 November 2005, 05:14:00
Thank you everyone for your insight.  I am just wrapping up some of the suggested changes now.

   Masterbard Judith, in response to your question, the Drakona was already named and listed as the companion to Pariya.  Not much was mentioned other than he was a small dragon and depicted as being fire-breathing in the form of gargoyles found in the One Lady’s temples.  I doubt that his character had been contemplated with much detail at all, let alone with this sort of “direction” in mind.  I’m thankful to the Aeruillin Queen for allowing such liberties to be taken with Pariya’s companion.  The Drakona was one of several options she gave as a starting point for my apprenticeship.

   There are a couple of things that I could use some insight into, however, should anyone in the development community have any suggestions.  One, Talia, you mentioned “the Big Library.”  Is there a primary library in Aeruillin?  If so, where is it and has anything been posted yet which I might read?  I already had an idea in my head regarding a library in the desert.  Its nearness to the Void lends to some interesting development opportunities.  More immediately, however, I would just like to mention it as a source for the Drakona’s depiction in my rewrite.  Also, I was wondering if someone could point me towards more information regarding the whole suggested takeover pitched by Pariya to Arkon and Har’wyn.  I’ve read the short little blurb in Pariya’s description regarding it; however, I get the impression that perhaps there is an actual story somewhere containing the incident.  There is simply so much stuff here that it boggles the mind.  Lastly, is there a primary Temple of Pariya somewhere?  I’d like to mention it as well.  Perhaps, there is a specific temple that the priestesses of the One Lady pilgrimage to?

   Thanks, in advance, for any assistance anyone can provide.

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“When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.”
-- Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband,” 1893

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Edited by: Grevarius Rendragon  at: 11/22/05 0:02
5  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / The Drakona on: 17 November 2005, 18:45:00

The Drakona



Many a wronged woman has spent long evenings staring into the embers of a fire just hoping to catch a glimpse of Pariya’s reptilian companion, the Drakona. While most would try to avoid the High Goddess of Destruction at all costs, her companion is sought after by the women of Aeruillin quite often when vengeance is desired upon the men in their lives.

The following is a description gleaned from a myriad of sources; most notably, those sacred scrolls held and protected by those in service of the esteemed Library of Hjoreh.  The author of this document has searched the desert over, however, inquiring amongst tribes both prominent and obscure, in an effort to bring all aspects of the Drakona to light.  Sadly, the resulting effect has been more a blurring of the lines rather than the enlightenment one generally seeks when pursuing knowledge through written word.  This has become the case, so often, when attempting to ascertain any knowledge of those worldly aspects associated with the Fae.  I present the information, nonetheless, as it is the opinion of the Library that once uttered in any tongue, a thing becomes real and is thus worthy of documentation.  It is entrusted upon the reader to assemble his or her own reality in whatever way they see fit.


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The Drakona is a dragon, albeit a tiny one, which has been bestowed upon Pariya by Arkon as a Symbolic Animal of the fire realm. Barely a fore high, this dragon has the ability of its larger counterparts to belch fire with startling abruptness and effectiveness. This has been thoroughly documented in the varied tales of Pariya and her exploits. However, an aspect of the Drakona as nearly unverifiable as it is mysterious is its tendency to bring “gifts” to those most in need of his services. It is a common belief and hope amongst women that if a fire is created and appealed to with enough desperation resulting from the wrong doings of men that the Drakona shall appear amidst the flames and bestow upon the seeker a stone not unlike the gem which is often depicted upon the forehead of Pariya Herself. This gem is then hidden in the household and never mentioned to anyone. The gems are said to have changed the lives of all that have received them. The men of the house are either unknowingly rehabilitated to the “proper” ways of a loving home (through pain, anguish, and finally…fear) or driven out of the home and out of their minds.

Appearance


It should be noted that as very few folks have actually seen the Drakona, the image of Pariya’s companion is most often experienced in the form of art. This includes gargoyles set about the various temples dedicated to the One Lady as well as tapestries hung within the domains of those loyal to Pariya and her ways. Also, young men still new to the ways of Caelereth draw pictures of the somewhat smallish dragon in the sand as they attempt to convince each other that his very existence is but a myth. It is rumored that these same men can often be found in their elder years, alone in the desert, still drawing the same pictures and unaware of the “gift” of the Drakona to those that once loved them.

At first glance, it would seem that the Drakona is almost laughable in stature. It is said that he stands a mere fore in height, less than one third of a ped tall. According to a scroll recently discovered in the vaults of a temple to Pariya, impressive arrays of glossy scales cover the tiny dragon from smoking nostril to spiked tail-tip. Those armored scales found upon his back and wings are a brilliant red, whilst those under his chin, neck, and belly are a warm yellowish-orange. Green eyes are set within his skull like precious gems. When he moves, it is purposeful and deliberate. It is obvious from the look in those green eyes that the Drakona would be hard to convince of his own tiny size. He truly does have a heart of fire and a searing determination to go with it.

The Drakona’s wings, it should be noted, seem a bit small even for its minuscule size. This does not mean that he is incapable of flight. Rather, those women fortunate enough to have seen him and those men unlucky enough to have crossed paths with him, claim that his aerial movements are more of a floating nature rather than the soaring or gliding movements normally thought of when contemplating a dragon.

There is an exception to this idea of smallish wings upon the Drakona, however.  In the newer colonies established upon the Plains of the Forsaken, there exists a group of nearly fanatical Pariyian followers which have set about the task of creating the newest Temple of Pariya.  They feel that this new place will be her true home and have placed an even greater significance upon the existence of the Drakona than anywhere else yet discovered.  Within the temple lies a huge chamber meant to become the home and lair of the Drakona.  Two large doors mark its entrance, painted upon which is a mural depicting the Drakona as standing a head and a half taller than Pariya herself, its huge wings wrapped about the goddess in a manner of protection.  This temple, largely because of this mural, is seen amongst the more traditional Hjorians as an affront to the goddess, normally known for her fiery strength and power.  She is, after all, the High Goddess of Destruction.

Generally, when seen, the Drakona is sitting on its hind legs. In the few instances where gargoyles have been constructed depicting the Drakona outside of a temple of Pariya, it is generally found sitting on its haunches with its forepaws extended out to the viewer, gem in hand. This is the image of the Drakona which Aeruillinian women hope to see after staring long hours into the flames of a fire. Its paws do bare dragon claws. However, as the Drakona has not the meat eating needs of a mortal dragon, his claws are shorter and well maintained, presumably by Pariya Herself, as the Drakona’s entire body is said to be as hot as the fire within its belly.

Special Abilities


Undoubtedly, the first special ability of the Drakona one might encounter is its breath of fire.   In truth, the Drakona’s breath is every bit as impressive as that of the Great Drake, itself, the Fire Dragon.  It would seem that the little gift of Arkon is nothing but fire when he chooses to let loose with a singing puff of arson.    Although he has not the quick temper of his master, he can be quite formidable when angered.

It is rumored by followers of the High Goddess of Destruction and those desirous of the Drakona’s attention that the companion to Pariya does, indeed, share the goddess's ability to sense emotional energy.  They claim that this is undoubtedly how he finds those in need of his aid.

This leads us to his other special ability: that of hopping in and out of the Void with ease.  As has already been mentioned, it is commonly believed that the Drakona has the ability to suddenly “appear” in the flames of a fire.  According to the highest level priestesses of Pariya, he shares the ability of the goddess, which is to travel effortlessly from Asharvéa to anywhere within Aeruillin and possibly even Caelereth.  He is a clever little dragon, however, so it is quite possible that the Drakona simply sneaks into the fire, as the one gazing into the fire is likely unaware of all else around them.

Territory


Those sightings believed to be valid, regarding the Drakona, have all been in Aeruillin.  Also, it is believed that the Drakona regularly enters into the Void to retrieve the gems that he is known for in the tales of his exploits.  Some even claim that the gem so often depicted upon the forehead of Pariya was a gift from him as well in an attempt to curb her temper.

Habitat/Behavior


The Drakona is said to spend the majority of his time at the side of the High Goddess of Destruction, Pariya. As he was a gift from Arkon, he is bound to her for all eternity. As she tires of him quickly, however, (It is a well-known fact that Pariya despises all males.) the Drakona is often free to venture off to find and deliver his gemstones.

When away from the goddess, the Drakona moves about in a lazy, meandering fashion.  He enjoys this reprieve from the time spent with Pariya.  At her side, he is generally withstanding a steady stream of verbal abuse and attempting to avoid the occasional fireball hurled at him.  It was, indeed, wise of Arkon to make this hapless dragon out of fire, himself, as he is not nearly as agile as the Quick-Tempered One.

Diet


Simply put, the Drakona has no need of food.  He is immortal, a creature of fire and magic like the goddess he was gifted to so long ago.  He does, however, crave that invisible energy that is associated with the emotions of a woman in need.  Perhaps this is why he is so “generous” as to bestow his gifts upon the women of Aeruillin.  It is likely their energy that sustains him through the trials brought upon him by the goddess Pariya in her seemingly constant fits of rage.

Mating


There is but one Drakona.  It was the intent of Arkon that this shall remain the case throughout the existence of Caelereth and beyond.

Myth/Lore/Origin


The origin of the Drakona has been largely described in the paragraphs above.  In summary, he is a companion given to the High Goddess of Destruction by Arkon, himself.  Those women of Aeruillin who suffer emotionally at the hands of men desire his attention.  He is immortal and magical in nature.  He is truly unique and is often depicted in the form of flame-spouting gargoyles about the temples of Pariya or alone as the gem-bearing little dragon so sought after at fireside on the loneliest of nights.

It is true that Pariya vents frequent fits of rage upon this little “gift” dragon.  However, even the fiery High Goddess of Destruction cannot help but have something of a soft spot for the Drakona.  Although Pariya’s hatred of men has steadily increased throughout her existence, particularly since her failure to secure the cooperation of Arkon and Har’wyn on that fateful day, the Drakona has stood faithfully beside her and her followers and continues to do so even now.  Indeed, it has been said that many of Pariya’s followers, and thus much of her strength, have come to her through the efforts of the Drakona.

Researchers


Thus far, it would seem that this is the first attempt to fully document the creature that is the Drakona aside from his appearances at the side of the High Goddess of Destruction, Pariya.  Men generally avoid him for obvious reasons and the women of Aeruillin all seem to have a common knowledge of him handed down secretly from mother to daughter on the darkest nights in the desert.

Regarding the “gift” of the Drakona


It should be noted that in order for the gemstone to work, it is said that it must be carefully hidden within the domicile of the woman in receipt of it and never mentioned to anyone.  Should the husband, or anyone else for that matter, discover it, the gem shall “disappear” and return unto that place in the Void which it came.  It is said that each gem contains the concern and attentiveness of the Drakona and is powered by the rage of Pariya, herself…the latter, of which, there seems to be no shortage of in the foreseeable future.

~~ Penned by Grevarius Rendragon, Assembler of Realities and Servant to The Library of Hjoreh ~~

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“When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.”
-- Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband,” 1893

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Edited by: Artimidor Federkiel at: 12/4/05 9:13
6  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: How old are you? on: 14 April 2006, 17:28:00
Love and respect work best when passed in circles.  Opinions are always welcome, Malavon.    We're all friends, here.  Nice to meet you, by the way.


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

7  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: How old are you? on: 13 April 2006, 01:20:00
Hello Elendilwyn,

    I was, indeed, missing for a bit.  It started with strange computer problems and just about the time I got it all figured out, life got in the way.  It is very good to be back again, however.  I like your new portrait.  :-)

    It is good to hear that all of you are successfully navigating college in your respective countries.  Even if you do start out in debt, I'm sure it will all be worth it in the end.

    Artemis, did I read that right?  You're not even twenty-one?  How blessed I am to be mentored by the young!  Good thing I'm moving along so slowly.  You wouldn't even have been able to buy me a celebratory drink when I make it to full membership!  Speaking of which, I'm still new enough to this to not be sure where I list all of the stuff I've been putting together for the past months.  I'm not trying to put forth entries at this point.  I just want to touch base and make sure I'm still working within proper guidelines.

    Have a good day, all you young whippersnappers.  :-)


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

Edited by: Grevarius Rendragon  at: 4/12/06 9:21
8  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: How old are you? on: 12 April 2006, 20:09:00
I had to drop out of college twice because I couldn't afford it.  I never did get a degree.  I've only recently lucked out and caught up with the rest of my generation, paycheck wise.  It took a lot to do it without an upper education.  Stay smart in school, kiddies, and get that scholarship.  It's no fun playing catch-up for the first half of your life, answering to folks much younger than you and with even less of a grasp on reality than us Tolkien types.  :-)  And as for the age thing: consider every silver hair a tiny little badge of wisdom.  We earned those all on our own.

Edited by: Grevarius Rendragon  at: 4/12/06 4:19
9  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion - it's out! on: 17 April 2006, 00:20:00
Hmmm.  I don't seem to have the required funds and/or  technology to play the game in question.  However, the interest it garners from all of you here on the board makes me wonder if I should run down and get me a used copy of the Elder Scrolls game I saw for the XBox.  (I think it was something like Elder Scrolls III.)  I had never heard of the franchise, actually, until I saw that game.  I've always been more of a paper-based RPG kind of guy, actually.  It looked interesting; but, I never bought it.  Maybe I should.

Thanks for the heads up.  Of course, I need another distraction like I need a hole in the head.  


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

Edited by: Grevarius Rendragon  at: 4/16/06 8:20
10  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: Do you believe in Aliens? on: 17 April 2006, 02:57:00
Reading this thread has been interesting, as are most conversations on the subject.  What continues to amaze me, however, is that folks are still willing to invest, both, so much intellectually and financially into space exploration, yet there is so much more to be discovered on our own planet.  As a society, man still knows very little about what lies beneath the oceans of Earth.  With so much of our planet covered by water, this tells me that we don't know much about our own planet.


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

11  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Re: Santharian Trivia on: 13 April 2006, 01:53:00
For the first "trivia" quiz, you might consider sticking with things which can all be found in the sight "tour."  I just reread through it again last night and marveled at its ability to really draw you in to just what, exactly, Santharia is all about.

Just a suggestion.


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

12  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / The Story Thus Far… on: 05 January 2006, 02:08:00
Well, Artimidor, you might be right about the ISP, it would seem.  You know it’s funny.  About the same time I lost access to EzBoard, it also seemed that all of Eric Raymond’s writing’s fell off the planet.  I think I was willing to believe that men in black had taken him or he had secretly went to work for Microsoft and was too ashamed to tell anyone.  In truth, he must have his servers in the same “blind spot” that EzBoard seems to reside in.  Having thought about what you said, I ran a search at work and his stuff came right up.  I’ve plugged a notebook into my network at home and still cannot access EzBoard on it, either.  Do you think its possible for a router to cause this?  My ISP basically thinks I’m delusional for suggesting that certain areas of the Web are not available through their service.  I share the Internet with my landlord, so he has a router that I run my network off of downstairs.  Switching ISPs is not an option, as my area has only the company I subscribe to, or I’m stuck with dialup.  (My work is on a direct T-1 line to the phone company.)  Thanks for the responses so far.  This whole thing has been just a little too weird for me.  I’ll get it worked out one way or another.  The tech support for my ISP is nowhere near where I actually live, so of course he was able to pull up EzBoard just fine.  I’ll try your suggestion about the anti-virus software.  Just in case your’re wondering, I run a very old machine that I built out of parts.  It’s an over-clocked AMD-K6 with 128MB of SDRAM.  The OS is Windows 98SE.  I don’t actually run any firewalls.  I do run AVG, SpyBot, and SpyBlaster on the notebook and the pc, so maybe I’ll try disabling those…briefly.  Thanks again.  I’ll check back next time I’m at a computer capable of finding you.  I should really get back to work, though.


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

Edited by: Grevarius Rendragon  at: 1/4/06 9:11
13  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Umm...help. Please. :-( on: 03 January 2006, 23:59:00
Well, I was very naughty today; and for once, I am glad that I was.  I have not been able to access ezBoard’s Web site or the forum portions of the Santharia Web site for about a month on my home computer.  Since I have several browsers installed on that computer, all of which had this problem, I assumed that the problem was with ezBoard and I waited patiently for the problem to resolve itself or for the forums to return under some new format.  Tonight, however, I logged onto Santharia on my computer at work , and everything is just fine and appears as if it always has been.  So, first I would like to apologize for my absence.  Second, I would like to ask if some tech-minded individual (Artimidor, Sylfer…I used to think I was one. ) might be able to assist me with viewing the site on my own computer again.  I’ve cleared the cache, temporary Internet files, etc.  I’m really not sure what could be the problem.  I’ve always had ezBoard and Santharia listed as “safe” sites.  I turned that off and back on again.  I’m kind of at a loss at this point.

Anyway, I would like to wish everyone at the Dream a Happy New Year.  I have every intention of remaining active here.  I like to think that I’ve made some new friends here and am frustrated at not having been able to participate this past month.  I suppose I will not be able to check messages on the forum until I am at work again tomorrow.  Artimidor and Talia, I know that each of you has my e-mail address; so, if you are able to pass along any information, I would greatly appreciate it.

Sincerely,

The Mysteriously Absent Grevarius Rendragon


“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”...even now, the light fades.

Edited by: Grevarius Rendragon  at: 1/3/06 7:07
14  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Re: Site Host change imminent on: 02 December 2005, 20:07:00
We're all looking at the new server already.  Only a few more thousand pages Artimidor!  Thanks for taking such good care of us.  I've been watching it all come up bit by bit.  You're pretty quick!  I noticed it when the links went dead on the Compendium.  They're almost all back now.  Is there a place we can contribute financially to this move Artimidor?  I know your old server is going to drag their feet on you.  :-(

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“The most merciful thing in the world, I think, is the inability of the human mind to correlate all its contents. We live on a placid island of ignorance in the midst of black seas of infinity, and it was not meant that we should voyage far. The sciences, each straining in its own direction, have hitherto harmed us little; but some day the piecing together of dissociated knowledge will open up such terrifying vistas of reality, and of our frightful position therein, that we shall either go mad from the revelation or flee from the deadly light into the peace and safety of a new dark age.”
-- H.P. Lovecraft, "The Call of Cthulhu,”

...even now, the light fades.

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15  Organization and General Discussions / Announcements and Web Design / Re: Continuing iPowerWeb problems on: 01 December 2005, 06:13:00
My offer from a couple of weeks ago still stands, Artimidor.  I'm fairly certain my personal accounts have more than enough space to house the Dream and its needs.  I completely understand if you would like to set everything up yourself, however.  Say the word, and I'll e-mail you with the name of my host so that you can research the company yourself.  I'd rather not list it here as I have a resell agreement to sell the space as my own.  I can honestly say that I've never encountered the type of customer service you have described.  Unbelievable.  Thanks for keeping up the good fight!

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“When the gods wish to punish us, they answer our prayers.”
-- Oscar Wilde, "An Ideal Husband,” 1893

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