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31  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Finding spell? on: 29 June 2002, 15:00:00
Perhaps something for long distance? Because that spell, at say 9th level, can only reach 90 peds, which isn't very far.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

32  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Finding spell? on: 28 June 2002, 17:00:00
... I got the impression that Wren wanted a spell to locate, say, Art from any given location. Perhaps the spell would tell in which direction and how far, and if you know the terrain would give you a mental picture of where. Please tell me if I was wrong.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

33  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Teleportation on: 28 June 2002, 19:20:00
If you're going to do something like that, then have it be two different spells, and mention in each entry that they are often used in conjunction with its counterpart. It wouldn't make sense for it to be two spells.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

34  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Away on: 15 June 2002, 17:35:00
Hmm. Didn't know that. Oh well.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

35  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Away on: 09 June 2002, 20:20:00
Do we have magic words here in Sorren? I thought that someone brought up the concept of the ancient dragon language being the tongue of magi, but I don't even know if it has power in itself.

And I don't think that we should have something that automatically kills someone...

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

36  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Looks just fine to me. on: 09 June 2002, 20:42:00
... um... I'd like to know what the highest level an elf could reach. I can't see anything about taht except in the posts that Art said he had a problem with 4 being the highest a non-brownie could reach. I could assume that now non-brownies can reach the higher levels, but i won't. And if all levels listed can now be accessed by anyone, what of brownies. Would they be able to cast higher spells? If so, would elves be higher than other races like dwarves? Just a few questions to gnaw on your brain!
Very nice, though.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

37  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Suggestions on: 11 October 2001, 18:38:00
Ummm, probably not.
Just do it!
It'll work out, if you give it a bit of attention.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

38  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Compendium Entry on: 05 October 2001, 17:21:00
So does that mean that there is just one town or village where weavers live? Or are they spread around all over Sorren. And I still think that quite a few could be found in Quel'tra'loh.

Umm, how exactly is someone's magic taken away??? I really don't understand that part. Some sort of suppression? And if it is that sort, probably only weavers can do it. Its also probably fairly advanced.

And about the "laws"? I wouldn't think that someone would get their skin torn off just for mentioning the weaver's art. That seems horribly cruel. Also, why not mention it? A non-weaver isn't supposed to be able to do it. A weaver is supposed to be unusual. What would be the problem?

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

39  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Thinking on: 03 October 2001, 17:01:00
Hey! Weaving sounds a lot like what I had envisioned the process of creating airships to be like, albeit with smaller pieces. Could Quel'tra'loh be the home of the weaving people? Because the place the tree of life once stood is bound to be coveted by many other guilds. Of course it would be possible, but since Corlothan society is founded on magic, wouldn't it be appropriate to have at least a mahor center for weavers there?

But I would think that a weaving would take quite a long time, perhaps even weeks of work. (off and on) especially for a complex one. To use a story;


"Jolraim brought out her masterpiece one last time. It was finally ready. The threads, intrically woven in a weave more delicate than a tapestry, pulled on each other in a beautiful way. Each portion had to be situated in just the right place, or disaster would occur. The Weaver double-checked her last session's work, then pulled back for a greater check. Fine tuning a few strands that seemed slightly out of place, Jolraim completed the project. "Now for the testing," she thought. She reaced down for a few points, and in one smooth motion pulled the entire weaving into place. Nearly a month's progress was about to pay off; it would be an amazing addition to the temple."


Although these "Tapestries" are much more powerful than an elemental mage's magic, they take a lot of time and are easy to detect. To use this sort of magic in battles, you would probably need either very quick weaves, simple ones, or some way to cover up what you are doing. But if you can pull them off...


So how's that?

And any idea how exactly magical objects would be created? Wouldn't there have to be certain points that both connected to the physical object and the magical construct?

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

40  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Aggghhhh!!! on: 15 January 2002, 21:21:00
Well, I'll just summarize what I thought about this entire magic area instead of bringing back month-old topics.

Ummmmmmmmmmmmm... How to put this...

People, I hate levels in an actual world. For the RPG, just fine, for classification, I guess we'll have to stand it. But if we talk about spells, there's gotta be a better way to do it than saying that the mage in the story cast a "Level 9 Lightning Ring." It just doesn't work. I think that we should just classify the basic fields of magic. I see what Art has put down, and I like those three at least. It makes sense. But we have to subcategorize, because I've seen WAY too many names floating around out there. I'm thinking perhaps only five main categories of magic, then different sub-categories as needed. Next, we define some terms, and finally name some commonly used "spells." But PLEASE don't name them like that. Perhaps in some inner wizards circle there are some terms that the wizards say. After all, "fireball" is a likely name without having magic become too, well, constrained.

There. I'll just wait to see what a fool of myself I've just made, and then respod to it. Please correct any misconceptions I might have!!!

41  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Driving on... Eleven Staffs of Ximax on: 26 January 2002, 20:02:00
A few questions about this "Eleven Staffs of Ximax" thingy. Are there certain requirements to be able to wield one of these staffs? I mean, I know about the elves generally wielding the Staff of the Sky, and about brownies and the staff of life. But do you actually have to be a member of the school, or do you have to be the wielder of the staff for your entire life? It would be quite interesting if Gryph Skyhawk (under a different name) was one of the wielders. But then he just had to go off and start a new country, of course. It probably wouldn't fit in, because he's only half-elven along with the other problems, but I jsut wanted to suggest it.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

42  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Spells on: 05 October 2001, 17:09:00
Could be some symbolism, but in this last mentioned case, I would think that it just helps the spellcaster focus on the item.

There's a lot of threads with mentions about magic somewhere in them. I'll try to hunt them down and put them together. (Only the latest threads. I don't want to search through the whole forum for every mention of magic! But if anyone else has an older thing that they remember, e-mail it to me. We might want to start a forum jsut about the magic of Sorren.) But this might take a while. I'll also try to write a summary of the stuff metioned.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

43  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Spells on: 03 October 2001, 17:07:00
Well, it might depend on the race that is casting the spells. As I see it, some races rely on different methods of spellcasting, potions being one of them.

Stormcrow

Psychotic Wizard-Type

44  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Territory on: 14 February 2004, 22:09:00
Errr...
I don't know how this translates into acres, but it's definately a whole lot more than you wrote.

"Female tigers in prey-rich habitats in Nepal, for instance, defend territories averaging 20 sq km (8 sq mi). At the other extreme, females in the prey-poor Russian Far East occupy territories averaging 500 sq km (200 sq mi). Male territories in both areas are proportionately larger."

Encarta Encyclopedia

500 square kilometers is a lot, but even 20 is more than 50 acres, I think.  Since tigers can't fly, wouldn't it make sense that they would have smaller  territories than Gryffons?

Also, though 70 is too fast, 20 is way too slow most things can run faster than that. I'd say between thirty and fourty miles per hour as a top speed.

45  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Lightworm/Bloodworm on: 29 August 2003, 12:41:00
"Their juvenile, much more dangerous form, the bloodworm are nasty, large, blood-red bloodsucking worms, much more deadly than their adult form."

Uhh... Don't you think that you have used just a fewtoo many commas in this sentance??? Find ways to not use them as much.

"The bloodworm juvenile is much more dangerous than the adult form.  In this stage they are large, bloodsucking worms - quite a hazard to anyone travelling through the Desert of Light."

Something like that. You should look through and find other sentances with the same overuse, and fix them.

Stormcrow
Psychotic Wizard-Type

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