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16  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Static Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 22 December 2007, 13:16:46
Actually Mira, if you read the parenthesis you will find what is valid about the definition I gave you. You will find that the second definition in proper context has nothing to do with gravity whatsoever.
17  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Static Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 22 December 2007, 01:34:47
Well, basically a singularity in this context is both:

1. an extraordinary weather phenomenon

2. a point where the space-time continuum folds to create massive gravity, or a "black hole". (in this case, the point at which the electricty emerges around)

It also means a plethora of other definitions, which were probably what you were thinking of.


Alright, this helps me immensely, although it is also draining my creative resources. I am seriously running out of ways that this may be possible...


Okay, how about this;
If warm air=wind+fire,
and cold air=water+wind

Somewhere in between would either be=Fire+wind+water, or just wind alone, is this correct?

This means that in optimal conditions (where both wind+fire+water occured, even just slightly), the area around the caster would be of sufficient quality to produce the lightning. However, in too cold or too hot conditions, the air would just be a blast of heat or cold air like you said.

From here it would be up to the skill of the caster and the conditions around them to produce the best singularity.


So,
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"If the mage focused the linked ounia into the same place, the lightning then would foster in that place, wouldn't it?"~Jairo
"That would be where the lightning is formed.  It should not naturally stay contained in that space, however."~Mina
Then what if we increased the influence of the wind ounia around that space. If fire is earth trying to become wind (i think that's right, isn't it?) then MOST of it will be attracted to the area of most influence. So once we have created a space of form, then we influence the wind ounia is a spherelike area around it, the lightning will limit to that area of control, wouldn't it?

So as long as the mage can increase the wind influence and center the wind+fire links, then we have lightning... If a mage of sphere 2 would like to move the sphere, it would need to move all of the influence wind ounia and the wind+fire ounia in order to keep the sphere in the same place. However, if someone would wish to launch it, all they would do is send the highly influenced wind ounia into the location of the target. However, if the lightning does reach far enough between the two points, like you said, all that would happen is the target would get a face full of hot air. However, this would solely depend on the ability of the caster.
18  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Static Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 20 December 2007, 11:35:36
Am I on the correct path with this?
19  Organization and General Discussions / General Santharian Discussions / Re: The Arrival of the Santharian Science Geek? on: 19 December 2007, 09:10:12
Probably the most important thing is the definition of sound and what actually happens to create it.

In real life, sound waves hit our ear drum which activate bones and a variety of inner ear organs to send signals to our brain.

How does this work in Santharia, is my greatest concern.

I made a spell some time ago which involved soundwaves through vibrating wind ounia, and it got turned down because there's "no such thing as sound waves". Okay... then what would the substitute be for them?

In my opinion, figuring out the basic physics of a world that you create from scratch is extremely important part of it.
20  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Rat / All Continents / Rodents on: 17 December 2007, 02:11:13
Any other additions??
21  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: Who has snow? on: 15 December 2007, 09:27:27
Actually I heard somewhere that cockroaches are on the decline, and scientists can't figure out why...
22  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Static Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 15 December 2007, 09:23:35
Okay, thank you so much! Wow, I'm afraid I've hit another mental road block with all that magic information.

So far, my problem is the Fire -->(Soor Link)<-- Wind. Can a wind mage find these connections in the air around them, or only in certain climates. And if so, would the Wind + Water be found in the same place as the Wind + Fire? And if a wind mage moves wind ounia influenced by those properties, would he lose control of them? As far as I understand, it is still mainly wind ounia.

Hold on. Assuming the mage can move wind ounia connected to other ounia, If;

-Falling lightning is the ahm links in the water turning to soor (, becoming dominant due to battling fire and water,) and trying to return to the Earth, than if one did not want their static singularity to return to the ground, in theory, all they would need to do is neglect the water+wind links, or at least keep them to a minimum.

-Fire=Chaotic zigzag of the electricity, then wouldn't a lack of fire+wind result in less of a dangerous effect? Although perhaps this is not possible, because without the fire links, the wind ounia would not turn to electricity. Non lethal electricity would require a fire mage to reduce the harmful attribute of the fire ounia, correct? Potentially, a nonlethal ball of electricity is not possible without the help of a fire mage.

Okay, so if the wind mage can in fact cause lightning, why couldn't it be possible to create it in a contained area in front of them? It doesn't have to be a sphere of lightning, because of lightning's chaotic nature, but wouldn't less fire linked result in a less chaotic singularity (as well as a less potent singularity)?

If the mage focused the linked ounia into the same place, the lightning then would foster in that place, wouldn't it?


It's probably very obvious that I am extremely lacking in understanding of the magical relationship between the user and the elements with their links. Can anyone shine any light on this for me so I may sort this out in my mind?
23  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Static Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 14 December 2007, 10:10:54
Oh, okay, good points. So it all comes down to how does lightning naturally behave? I just ran a search, and I didn't get a whole lot of luck.

Keep in mind that as a "singularity", it doesn't HAVE to be a sphere, although that is the easiest way to describe an erratic mass of breaking energy. If you really need to get technicall, it isn't shaped like a sphere, that would just be the generalization.


Basically, I would like to know:
How is lightning created in Caelreth?

Once I learn this, I can properly edit this entry.
24  Organization and General Discussions / Non-Santharian Stuff: Life, the Universe & Everything / Re: Who has snow? on: 14 December 2007, 09:45:01
I live right next to the Rocky Mountains. Snow days for us is 2+ feet of snow, as long as it keeps snowing too fast for the plows to clear. Snow days for everyone else is some chilly weather and a few patches of black ice. *scoffs*

Although, if you've ever been to middle America after fresh sleet, the trees glaze over and look like they are made of transparent ice! It's really cool, but I've only seen the phenomena twice.

Yeah... anyways, the high temps are around 24 and the lows are around 0-, depending on what kind of day. Regardless, it's always sunny, which is such a delight when you get snow-blinded...

Personally, when I turn 18, I'm moving to the coast!

25  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Static Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 13 December 2007, 09:35:57
Hey Mina!

Anyways, yeah, I can definitely see where alot of those problems are. A few of them I might be able to dissolve, but I'm not sure.

I'm afraid, in this situation you aren't ENTIRELY correct. Energy, such as fire or electricity, revert to the basic shape of a sphere when no outside force is applied. If you've ever seen footage of fire or flames during 0-gravity experiments in space, they are perfectly round orbs, (kinda like the sun?). Electricity would also have the same principles, unless of course it was conducting into something (which is how it becomes a bolt in the first place). The only difference, as you can see from the following pictures, is that electricity is not effected by gravity in this way.



This is a diagram of breaking electrical tension, so you can see it for yourself. In fact, there are some colleges where you can go where they perform electricity related experiments such as these. I've seen it in person, and it's really quite an interesting thing to experience.


What is ball lightning?
Ball lightning is a rare form of lightning. It usually appears as a reddish, luminous ball, but can come in any color. Ball lightning is usually spherical in shape and about one foot in diameter. Hissing noises originate from such balls and they sometimes make a loud noise when they explode.



Normal lightning is caused by friction of water particles to such a degree that protons rise, electrons fall, and they lance off the cloud to form a bolt. There are instances of lightning forming from compressed air.
EDIT -- (I just realized this might be different in Santharia than on Earth, but the prinicple is what we're looking at, so bear with me here, lol)

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Come to think of it, I think you might need Sphere 3 to achieve this effect.  Sphere 2 probably won't give you more than a lightning bolt.

Why can't the mage create a ball of electricity by pushing wind ounia into the same place? All of those O2 molecules condensed in the same place would create some intense static electricity which would break into live electricity rather easily. It would be easy for a mage of sphere II to push enough wind into the exact same location in order to cause this kind of pressure.

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, so it might well be fairly impractical to actually use in combat.  Lightning bolts should be better for most things.
What are lightning singularities good for?
-A malicious ball of electricity is able to conduct into several people/things at once.
-A malicious ball of electricity (once it hits its target) will cause blowback, considering the amount of air rushing outwards instead of inwards on contact.
-Floaty balls of electricity look cooler. (lol!)

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I don't see how this works.  What does pressure have to do with producing lightning?  Why does increasing air pressure lead to sparks being formed?
Pressurized air combined with extraneous gas molecules is what causing electricity in the first place. That is why pushing air together would work. I can see where you are coming from; if it weren't for magical means, this wouldn't be possible, but the control magic allows makes this possible.


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Personally, I think that the time needed to make a sphere of lightning would be quite long compared to the time needed to make a lightning bolt, since, as I mentioned above, lightning does not naturally take the form of a sphere.

No, actually, as I have already pointed out, since the natural form of all energy is in fact the sphere, it SHOULD actually take less time.

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Okay, hopefully those things I mentioned made sense to everyone. Now I'm going to go and make all of those other changes that you pointed out. Thanks for commenting! I've been dying for some hardcore advice on my spell, and you have certainly provided, as usual!
26  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Spell Idea; Inertia Aura on: 07 December 2007, 09:23:55
That sounds cool. I'd consider it, if it weren't for my other two entries in progress. I see alot of potential for this spell though. Kudos on the creativity.

 grin
27  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Rat / All Continents / Rodents on: 07 December 2007, 09:20:09
Sorry, xeram, that was kinda hard to read and understand.


Anyways, I changed those words, so...  grin
28  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Static Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 07 December 2007, 09:13:11
Okay, changed to Static Singularity.

Anything else?

(Thanks for commenting!)  grin
29  Santharian World Development / Magic in the Lands of Caelereth / Re: Electro-Singularity (Another Attempt (Go easy on me!)) on: 06 December 2007, 09:35:34
Okay, changed that. Now you can draw it from around you.
30  Santharian World Development / The Santharian Bestiary / Re: The Rat / All Continents / Rodents on: 06 December 2007, 09:04:51
Oooookay, thanks guys! So this is what I'm integrating:

-Transplant any modern-day words into santharian-day words.
- Run a search on animals which prey on rats.


And about wraps it up??



EDIT: I am wondering, are words like 'sub-species' too modern-day for Santharia? I mean, I don't think they are, but it's probably safer to check.
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