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« on: 01 August 2001, 13:53:00 »

Did that attachment send this time? I'm really sorry about the quality. My scanners brtoke at the moment and the only other Graphics package I have is Draw.

There are some things I'd Like to Add. Each 'town' is really more like a large extended family group (afterall, elves are very longlived), like Scottish Clan, forming a community. Excepting the 'Captial' Aer'Ylferian, which is a town of 5 extended families, consisting of about 700 indviduals. The dialect spoken is highly variable, and while all the towns can understand each other, a foreigner who had learnt Standard elvish would have real problems.

I couldn't Write names on features on Draw, but here are some. The Capital is the central town in the clearing on the as yet unamed river. The Southernmost town is Geaf-a-chi'an and one of the smaller ones. The City in the center of the lake is Yln'fain'tir or 'The Hidden', 'the lost'. Humans often refer to it as the jewel of the lake. It is the only settlement in the Quallian that the other races know well. Far from being lost it is the Second city and the main trade route. Here are the elven merchants are based. Think Venice, but made of wood and blue, green and black volcanic glass collected from Argor and Heckra. Quite how such a small Tribe Manages to collect such vast quantities from so far is one of the secrets of the Ylfferhim and they're not telling. The magnificant Arshisi (A Blue Volcanic glass) city walls of Aer'Ylferian are one of the wonders of this part of Santharia.Not that many have seen it. The tribe are highly elusive. Only the Two biggest Cities have anything other than military buildings at ground level.

There are two small settlements on the banks of the lake named Arlinio (the smallest town in Quallian) meaning literally work of art. And Thi'eryn (meaning lost presumably named before the Yffler tounge distinguished itself from high elvish) Both towns run Ferrys to Yln'fain'tir. Cities are connected by Overhead walkways, or by hardly percievable tracks. Without a Ylffer guide you're liable to get lost.

Many of the tribe are Rangers by proffesion and live outside of the towns.

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Edited by: Wren at: 7/31/01 8:59:34 pm
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« Reply #1 on: 01 August 2001, 20:17:00 »

Do you have a history for your group in the Quallian forest, such as when they got there, why they might have split from another group, why they decided to settler there, etc.  Or even a rough outline of one?  
 I'm especially interested in a more detailed description of the connection of overhead walkways, are they made of natural elements, is magic used to make branches grow and intertwine?  e-mail me all about it.  

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« Reply #2 on: 02 August 2001, 14:22:00 »

Sounds really good, Wren! No objections to your ideas and looking forward to more additions:)  Love especially the amount of details you put into your descriptions! That's what we need in order to describe a place like the Quallian! Very nice:rollin

However, I haven't received a second mail with the attachment, even after waiting a whole day:(  - So I also couldn't take a closer look at it... Are you sure you've sent it?

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« Reply #3 on: 02 August 2001, 14:34:00 »

Errrrrrr.......
I'll send it again give me a few minutes.

As for a history, this is the first work I've done on the tribe, and the first work on a tribe other than the one at Shivering woods, and their drow I think, so their a bit different.

I working on a concept that the are closely related to the Quaelhoirhim, as they are geographically close, and that they are one of the tribes that honour the Astryhim, by wearing thier coat of arms. Also playing with an idea that both tribes are decended from the light elves in some way, but having trouble at the moment getting there!

Once I get my Scanner alive I can make some much more detailed and interesting maps and diagrams and stuff. I'm really getting into this!

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« Reply #4 on: 02 August 2001, 14:45:00 »

These elves live in the forest they depend on it, I think that the bows of the trees are trained skillfully, like bonsai growing, over a period of years,though growth is accelerated by the elves. They are probably then lined with boards to protect the trees and in the bigger cities lined with hard wearing minerals, such as Quartz or Malacite for beauty.

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« Reply #5 on: 02 August 2001, 14:47:00 »

Map arrived now, that's fine.

BTW: Always keep in mind that it should be our goal to elaborate Compendium entries for the site in the end. So if you collect information work towards this goal so that we can transfer it to the site and can look up things what you elaborate like in an encyclopedia. You can e.g. also do smaller entries on certain topics if the need arises to describe something in more detail.

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« Reply #6 on: 02 August 2001, 14:57:00 »

Right, you mean like keep a word file of everything I post and divide it up into appropriate sections?
I'd like to keep posting what I'm thinking, in case I contradict something that already exists.

When the whole thing is ready what do I do with it??

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« Reply #7 on: 02 August 2001, 15:05:00 »

Just mail it to me and I'll be very happy to integrate it:)

Posting here is ok too, so that people can comment on it. Everything fine!

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« Reply #8 on: 02 August 2001, 16:32:00 »

Thanks for expanding on the walkways part.  I needed something like that to integrate into a possible elven tribe I've been thinking about in the Shaded Forest in Northern Sarvonia.  If you have any extra time, I could always use some help in that area :)  

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« Reply #9 on: 02 August 2001, 20:13:00 »

Like a Banyan tree?

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« Reply #10 on: 03 August 2001, 12:01:00 »

Got the map now twice, the first you sent today... Here's the map sketch so you can all look at it:



Would be an interesting idea to convert it to a typical Santharian map sooner or later...

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« Reply #11 on: 03 August 2001, 12:47:00 »

had a few problems with the circle sizes, cos I need a new driver for my mouse, so they're not really very representiative of the City sizes. When this download is finished I wil make some adjustments.

Errr. Yeah Drogo, I got massive amounts of time. I'm working on the computers for a mail company, so lots of time to muck about. Email me, let me know what you need doing.

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« Reply #12 on: 03 August 2001, 13:07:00 »

What is a Banyan tree???

THe final names are:
The most northerly town is Drwsyl, very simply, door entry, and refers simply to the meeting of human paths from Santhala and surrounds under the city, built entirely in the trees.
South of here is Triyalian. NE of Geaf-a-Chi'an is Meywnnos, the smallest settlment in the woods with a poulation of 60 and is not a family group, but a congregation and kind of working base and meet up point for rangers and their immeadiate relations live here.

West of Geaf-a-chi'an is Vallaris, further west still is Iyasha.

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« Reply #13 on: 03 August 2001, 13:08:00 »

Can you put some time in a parcel and mail it over there, Wren? I could always use some!! *grin*

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« Reply #14 on: 03 August 2001, 13:14:00 »

Tell me if it works.

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