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« Reply #90 on: January 20, 2009, 02:49:33 AM »

heya Fu and Jarrox, looking forward to RPing with you!
Yurie, my da's a boatbuilder, and he says that the speeed of a boat is so dependent on how it's sailed and what the sea's like, that ithink you've got a fair bit of leeway on the speed. i doubt anyone'll complain if it's not travelling at exactly the right speed - you could have a favourable wind and the boat making excellent time, or flat calm and it taking ages. btw, nice choice of a clipper, theyre pretty. grin
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« Reply #91 on: January 20, 2009, 02:55:16 AM »

Thanks for the welcome, everyone! And how nice of you, Yurie, to let us play with the ghost of the Cutty Sark (the original burned down a year and a half ago).
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« Reply #92 on: January 20, 2009, 02:58:36 AM »

Yes, they are beautiful boats...but I don't think your characters will have much time to admire the craftsmanship.  I have plans to keep you busy...no idling allowed!   :)
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« Reply #93 on: January 20, 2009, 03:59:59 AM »

I would just like to say hi here.
My character is going to join the adventure in chapter 2, so I'm anxiously waiting for that pary to be over!
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« Reply #94 on: January 20, 2009, 04:55:03 AM »

Hi Mallorix - but it seems the real party hasn't even started yet!

Yurie, about speeds at sea ('coz my daddy used to be a sailor) (hohoho, what sayest thou, mullog-lady?):

A simple way to bragg about a fast ship may be to say something like: "She made the journey from Ciosa to Yorick in less than half a moon". No idea whether this particular example is realistic, but you get the idea - like with walking and riding, you would count in 'days it takes you to get from A to B', rather than in standardized line measures.

But then, I wonder if the 'knots' measure may not itself be appropriate for Santharia, or at least for the seafaring Avennorians. Maybe I'm just saying what everyone knows, but on earth, 'knots' was originally a rather low-tech way of measuring speed: sailors threw a piece of wood (the 'chip log') from the stern of their vessel. The chip log was weighted with lead, so it would always float with the same side up, and also have some 'drag' in the water. Attached to the chip log was a thin line (the 'log line'), whose other end was rolled up on a reel. The log line had a number of equally spaced knots. Now, while the ship was moving forward, the chip log would approximately stay in place. The log line would be allowed to pay out for a fixed period of time (about half a minute, measured with a sandglass), and the sailors would count the knots that left the reel, thereby determining the speed.

I haven't found any reference to ship speed in the Compendium. This may be something to suggest to Artimidor, who I think is developing Manthria at the moment. Unless someone more knowledgeable than I knows whether boat speed measurement has already been dealt with someplace?
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« Reply #95 on: January 20, 2009, 10:54:04 AM »

@ Fionn: Thanks, though I don't know how the Psyrpent would react upon seeing a whole crowd of humans and elves!

That treasure better be full of gems! grin
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« Reply #96 on: January 20, 2009, 03:48:46 PM »

Jarrox: And a dwarf! LOL
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« Reply #97 on: January 20, 2009, 04:15:49 PM »

Oh yeah, and a mullog too! :)
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« Reply #98 on: January 20, 2009, 07:20:13 PM »

Okay, just to let you know that I've posted some details on three more important NPCs in the relevant thread.  Also, the second chapter has just opened!   :)

Hmm, Koka and Jarrox...a touch of romance is just what this story needs!  ;)
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« Reply #99 on: January 20, 2009, 08:13:17 PM »

I'm sure there are some more likely candidates than a dwarf and a psyrpent! LOL Sorry Yurie, I'm keeping my characters far away from any kind of romance in stories, usually. Fell for that trap quite often enough! ;)
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« Reply #100 on: January 20, 2009, 09:13:12 PM »

LOL Yurie! LOL
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« Reply #101 on: January 20, 2009, 10:13:06 PM »

So... is Chapter One done??  What of my aminals?  My horsies and doggy?
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« Reply #102 on: January 21, 2009, 07:02:36 AM »

So, I've continued Chapter 2. My very first online RP post ever! I'm sorry it's so long - I got carried away.  Undecided

Royce, that's a pertinent question: I had assumed that the chapters would run parallel for a very short while -- as things are happening approximately simultaneously at two locations -- just until everyone has made it to the ship. Does that make sense?
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« Reply #103 on: January 22, 2009, 04:02:26 AM »

bravo, Fu, bravo!
an excellent introductory post - please don't worry about length, we're usually overconcerned about short posts - long posts rock! Thumb up
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« Reply #104 on: January 22, 2009, 05:09:52 AM »

Yup indeed a great first post, highly entertaining to read also I might add!
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