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1  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Stone Hand Disease on: 05 December 2012, 12:49:23
Is there a template for Miscellaneous-->Resources? I might just be missing it, but I can't find it.
2  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Stone Hand Disease on: 04 December 2012, 12:36:46
New comments are in red. Where would I put an entry about blackstone?
3  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Galnós’danár Disease on: 02 December 2012, 05:19:36
I just got back to this and fixed some of the stuff with the blackstone. My changes are in purple.
4  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Re: Galnós’danár Disease on: 07 July 2012, 06:45:03
As a reply to your edit, that's actually my mistake. I thought I had that up. I will fix that now. Thank you. And thank you for your comments. I already fixed stuff because of you, and I'm going to post them. I'm a bit rusty at it, too.  ;)
5  Santharian World Development / Miscellaneous / Stone Hand Disease on: 07 July 2012, 02:23:20
Edits are in green

Name:

The name is Galnós’danár, which means “Stone Hand” in Styrásh, named as such because it was first seen by the elves, and because the result is stone-like extremities. The humans often refer to it as the Stone Disease or Hard Fingers Disease, though in some villages, it is referred to as Bone Disease.

Miscellaneous/Diseases

Overview:

Stone Hand Disease is a skin disease that leads to the hardening of the skin. The skin turns white and hardens, the condition spreading through the body from the point of contact. It is prevalent mainly in northern Nybelmar. Stone Hand Disease is not contagious, and it is caused by touching unwashed blackstone, a stone found in Nybelmar. The waters of the Maren Nybeth are the only known treatment for the disease.

Symptoms:

The first sign that something is wrong is that the places where the victim touched the blackstone begin to turn pale and hard. At first the white spots will appear to be similar to calluses, but they will begin to spread past the tips until they begin reaching the knuckles. Sensation is dulled in the white spots and, when the whiteness reaches the knuckles, the knuckles begin to stiffen and become more difficult to bend.

Effects:

The effects of the disease are clearly seen as they are all external and easily visible. The skin turns white, beginning at the extremities, usually the fingers. The whiteness spreads from the tips of the extremities back to the body. The white spots are hard and begin with the appearance of stone. After it begins to spread, the texture begins changing to that of exposed bone.

When the whiteness spreads to joints, it hardens them, making them difficult if not impossible to bend. It appears to only affect the skin, never reaching the fat or muscle below, but it stiffens the skin to the point where the arms cannot bend at the elbows or shoulders.

Stone Hand Disease generally does not spread beyond the shoulders, though there have been reported cases of that happening. The rate of spreading begins decreasing severely when it reaches the shoulders, often to a rate where it appears to have stopped even if it hasn’t.

The disease is not by itself fatal, though, especially in villages, it can lead to death because, once it progresses far enough, the victim has a very difficult if not impossible time taking care of themselves.

Cure/Prevention:

There is no known cure for this disease. Amputations are known to slow or stop the spread of the disease but only if no white spots are left on the skin. If there are any remaining white spots, they will again begin to spread across the skin.

Soaking infected skin in water from the water from near the Nybelmar beaches in the Maren Nybeth within an hour for at least a third of an hour after infection works to stave off the disease about three-quarters of the time.

Originally, the people of the region thought that a god was had blessed the water, making it a cure-all, or at least a cure for Stone Hand Disease. They believed that it was a local god or minor deity, one centered only in the beach area of the Maren Nybeth.

Cause:

The cause of the disease is from a stone known as blackstone, which appears on the northern part of the continent of Nybelmar. Blackstone secretes a poisonous oil unless it is washed in the Maren Nybeth. The minerals near the Nybelmar beaches in the Maren Nybeth are thought to neutralize the oils. A simple way to avoid Galnós’danár is to avoid touching unwashed blackstone. This, and the fact that blackstone caused Galnós’danár, was not known for a long time, though, due in large part to the fact that white spots can appear hours or even days after contact is made with unwashed blackstone.

Blackstone often appears in rocks near those of semi-precious stones, and so at one time it was used for jewelry. Its use in jewelry was also due to the fact that large chunks of it have a tendency to break away from its rock, making mining of it unnecessary. Now, those who are travelling to areas with large blackstone deposits carry water from the Maren Nybeth with them to wash in case of contact with the blackstone.

Only Elves and humans are known to have contracted Galnós’danár, but that is mainly because they were the only two races that wear blackstone jewelry, in general. It cannot be caught by treating a person who is sick or being around them.

Blackstone oil has also been harvested from the blackstones to be used as a slow poison. Even with that, the disease has become much less prevalent. Blackstone jewelry is no longer made because the results of using the stone have become known.
6  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Violet Sky-Dancer on: 13 August 2011, 10:50:31
I edited it. My new edits are in maroon.
7  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Violet Sky-Dancer on: 08 July 2011, 09:16:09
I modified it, but it didn't show up as having been updated. I can see the changes, but the update date didn't change. Is that normal?
8  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Herbarium / Re: Herbarium Entry Proposals on: 20 June 2011, 04:10:31
Can I do a rewrite for Kies?
9  Santharian World Development / Cosmology, Myths and Religions / Re: Kuglimz’torik Religion on: 20 June 2011, 03:24:30
Thanks for the information. Sorry about that. I couldn't find the religious links on my own, so I kind of assumed that they didn't exist. If nobody minds, I'll leave this up so if someone can find a better place for it, it can come to some use. Thanks again.
10  Santharian World Development / Cosmology, Myths and Religions / Re: Kuglimz’torik Religion on: 19 June 2011, 14:54:23
I didn't see a "Beliefs" page on the Kuglimz page, so if you could show it to me, that would be appreciated. If you can tell me what I should add, too, that would be great. Thanks.
11  Santharian World Development / Cosmology, Myths and Religions / Kuglimz’torik Religion on: 19 June 2011, 14:28:51
Overview

It is worshipped mainly in the hills of the Celeste Lowlands. The Gods and Goddesses are earth-based, and worshipped primarily with the use of small stone icons. The icons are carved only by the clerics of the religion, and before someone can become a cleric, they must go through a four year stone-carving apprenticeship as well as at least two years of schooling about the religion.


Prevalence

The region is the hills of the Celeste Lowlands. The believers primarily live at least half of a stral above sea level, where the Kuglimz’torik villagers live in a village protected by a large stone wall. They live on the top of the mountain, part of one of the kingdoms nearby but relatively separated from the rest of the villages.


Belief Outlines

The believers in the religion worship to the Gods because they believe that the Gods will protect them from the constant feuding of the villages around them.


Origins

The religion was begun by a leader of the village four hundred years ago during a time of a lot of feuding between the villages in the area because he wanted to give the villagers Gods and Goddesses to believe in. He began telling stories of dreams he had received from the Gods, saying that, if they worshipped the Gods, they would be safe.

Within a generation, people began worshipping the Gods, and they continued because the infighting began to die down. The creator was revered as a savior and a statue was erected of him in the middle of the village square. People went to him with problems, especially religious problems, and he founded the first religious school. The creator was a stone carver, which was why the icons are only made of stone.


Gods Overview

The Gods are named for a craft or element those in the Kuglimz’torik village use. The adjective before the name refers to a quality of the element the people of the Kuglimz’torik village hold dear.

Strong Stone—This God keeps the stone of the wall strong. He is the king of the Gods.

Ancient Wood—This God keeps the wood used to build the houses strong. He is the brother of Strong Stone.

Malleable Gold—This Goddess makes the gold sold by the people of the village easy to work with. She is the wife of Strong Stone.

Colored Thread—This Goddess makes the thread not tangle and the clothing beautiful. She is the wife of Ancient Wood.

Tasteful Grain—This God makes the crops plentiful and the food taste good. He is the son of Strong Stone.

Fertile Mother—This Goddess helps women have children easily and plentifully. She is the wife of Tasteful Grain.


Worshipping Practices

Initially, the Gods are worshipped using the stone icon. Each member of the family has their own personal icon of their patron God depending on their profession or lifestyle. Each family has a set of icons for every God and Goddess. Every day before dinner but after the family washes up, they pray to each of the icons. They touch the index finger of their right hand to the forehead of each icon and pray to it. There is an individual prayer for each God.

The midsummer celebration is the celebration for Fertile Mother and Tasteful Grain. Everybody dances skyclad through the fields, singing to Fertile Mother and Tasteful Grain. The fall equinox is for Colored Thread and Malleable Gold, where everybody who crafts metal or dyes or sews cloth presents their best piece of work to the clerics. The midwinter celebration is the celebration for Strong Stone and Ancient Wood. The wall and houses are reinforced and the clerics bless all of the houses as well as the wall. The spring equinox is the celebration for all of the Gods, where the stone carvers present new icons to everybody.

There are no shrines, but there is a building for the stone carving school and a building where the clerics live and pray to the Gods.

The potential clerics are chosen out of everybody who goes to the stone carving school, which is the first level of schooling required to be a cleric. The potential clerics go through two years of schooling, and any who are left become clerics.
12  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Violet Sky-Dancer on: 19 June 2011, 12:47:53
Sorry about that. I'll fix that now.
13  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: Violet Sky-Dancer on: 19 June 2011, 11:47:45
   Basic Overview of the Beast

The Violet Sky-Dancer is a butterfly, one of the largest in the butterfly family native to northeastern Sihitara. It can grow to be up to a fore in wingspan. The Violet Sky-Dancer is one of the most well-known butterflies in the Krean area, because the Violet dancers, a group of priestesses from the High Temple of Ankriss who serve as the guard of honor for the Warden of State, christened themselves that after the Violet Sky-Dancers.

   Appearance

The Violet Sky-Dancer is 1/3 of a ped in wingspan. Its wings are iridescent, the colors blue and violet appearing the most, giving it its violet color. The ventral side of the butterfly is dark brown, almost black, as is the part of the wing surrounding the iridescent part of the wings. The Sky-Dancer has four wings, the forewings not hooked to the hindwings because it allows for more graceful flight. The Sky-Dancer has six legs, two antennae, two compound eyes, and a proboscis, or elongated appendage from the head. There are three sections to the body: the head, thorax, and abdomen. A fully grown Violet Sky-Dancer weighs about ¾ of a mut.
The larvae of the Sky-Dancer, known as a caterpillar, have segmented bodies. They are tubular, with a head, thorax, and abdomen as its three segments. On the three thoracic segments there are three pairs of true legs, with four pairs of prologs on the middle segments on the middle of the abdomen and one pair of prologs on the last abdominal segment.
The body is the shade of green of the leaves of the most common purple plant eaten by the Violet Sky-Dancer, with spots of the purple of the leaves. They are not fuzzy. They grow through a series of moults, with the last moult talking them into the inactive pupar or chrysalis. They breathe through a serious of openings on the sides of their thorax and abdomen called spiracles.

         
   Special Abilities

The special ability of the Violet Sky-Dancer is its flying. It flies using its wings, and in doing so, can migrate long distances.

   Territory

They are found in Sihitara, a Krean metropolis. They are usually seen around or inside the High Temple of Ankriss.
   
   Habitat/Behavior

The Violet Sky-Dancers are revered by the people of Sihitara and are kept in the High Temple of Ankriss. They live in the wild as well, but in generally they stay around the city, where they are fed by the people who live there.

   Diet

Violet Sky-Dancers feed on nectar from flowers. They feed on the nectar from all flowers, but primarily from the purple flowers found in Sihitara, because the people there leave the flowers out for the Violet Sky-Dancers to feed from.

   Mating

The Violet Sky-Dancers perform a few mating rituals. The male brings nectar to the female as one mating ritual. The nectar brought by the male to the female is always found in the wild as the male’s way of showing the female that they are capable of providing for them. They also use chemical signals.

   Myth/Lore/Origin (Optional)


Violet dancers, a group of priestesses from the High Temple of Ankriss who serve as the guard of honor for the Warden of State, christened themselves that after the Violet Sky-Dancers.
14  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Violet Sky-Dancer on: 05 June 2011, 04:50:49
I did this from the list of beasts to be created.

Basic Overview of the Beast

The Violet Sky-Dancer is one of the largest butterflies native to northeastern Sihitara in Nybelmar. It can grow to be up to a fore in wingspan. The Violet Sky-Dancer is one of the most well-known butterflies in the Krean area. The Violet dancers, a group of priestesses from the High Temple of Ankriss who serve as the guard of honor for the Warden of State, named themselves that after the Violet Sky-Dancers.

Appearance

The Violet Sky-Dancer is 1/3 of a ped in wingspan. Its wings are iridescent, the colors blue and violet appearing the most, giving it its violet color. The ventral side of the butterfly is dark brown, almost black, as is the part of the wing surrounding the iridescent part of the wings. The Sky-Dancer has four wings, the forewings not hooked to the hindwings because it allows for more graceful flight. The Sky-Dancer has six legs, two antennae, two eyes, and a proboscis, or elongated appendage from the head. There are three sections to the body: the head, thorax, and abdomen. A fully grown Violet Sky-Dancer weighs about ¾ of a mut.

The larvae of the Sky-Dancer, known as a caterpillar, have multi-part bodies. They are tubular, with three segments. On the three middle segments there are three pairs of true legs, with four pairs of prolegs on the middle segments of the middle of the end segment and one pair of prolegs on the last part of the end segment.

The body is the shade of green of the leaves of the most common purple plant eaten by the Violet Sky-Dancer, the Arryi, with spots of the purple of the leaves. They are not fuzzy. They grow through a series of moults, with the last moult taking them into the inactive pupar or chrysalis. They breathe through a series of openings on the sides of their middle and back.



Special Abilities

Violet Sky-Dancers are known for their flight ability, including long distance flight. They fly using their wings, and in doing so, can migrate long distances. The wings are split into two parts to help the butterfly fly more smoothly. Butterflies move their wings in a figure-eight pattern, pushing more air with their wings than necessary for flight. This makes them flit in the air, making it harder for predators to catch them.

Territory

They are found in Sihitara, a Krean metropolis. They are usually seen around or inside the High Temple of Ankriss. There is a room for the butterflies in the temple, with an opening in the ceiling for the butterflies to come and go as they please.
    
Habitat/Behavior

The Violet Sky-Dancers are revered by the people of Sihitara and are kept in the High Temple of Ankriss. They live in the wild as well, but in generally they stay around the city, where they are fed by the people who live there. The butterflies aren't afraid of humans, instead congregating around humans in the hopes that the humans will feed them. They generally just fly around, congregating around humans and looking for food.

Diet

Violet Sky-Dancers feed on nectar from flowers. They feed on the nectar from all flowers, but primarily from the purple flowers found in Sihitara. The people there leave the flowers out for the Violet Sky-Dancers to feed from. One of the main flowers that the Violet Sky-Dancers feed from is the Arryi flower. The caterpillars eat the leaves of any plant, including the Arryi flower.

Mating

The Violet Sky-Dancers perform a few mating rituals. The male brings nectar to the female as one mating ritual. The nectar brought by the male to the female is always found in the wild as the male’s way of showing the female that they are capable of providing for them.

Myth/Lore/Origin

Violet dancers, a group of priestesses from the High Temple of Ankriss who serve as the guard of honor for the Warden of State, named themselves that after the Violet Sky-Dancers.
The Violet dancers dress as butterflies and perform dances four times a year, in the beginning of spring and fall as well as on Midsummer and Midwinter. The priestesses revere the beauty and majesty of the Violet Sky-Dancers and try to emulate those ideas in their rituals.

15  Organization and General Discussions / Newbie Information, Joining Requests and Recruitment / Hi. on: 05 June 2011, 01:57:41
Hi. I'm new here, and I just wanted to introduce myself. I love fantasy and writing. I'm interested in creating things like magic and Gods, but I will work on anything really. If anyone could give me advice, that would be much appreciated. Thanks.
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