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« on: 11 June 2007, 23:18:41 »

Cuts and Slashes and their Treatment
Cuts and slashes are quite common around Caelereth, everywhere from the smallest scratch to the deepest impalement. Most people get their first cut during their childhood while frolicking around and from then on get many different wounds, and scratches. Many people know how to treat some light cuts and such, but most likely can’t handle larger ones which require greater work. Cuts and slashes are treated in three stages: cleaning, bandaging or application of tourniquet, and medicine. Cleaning is usually the stage to prevent bad spirits from going in and entering the body through the cut; this is done by just simply washing it with water. Although for a more effective clean a small amount of Mil'no sap, Totit oil, or Ormelin can be used. Bandaging is quite obviously used for covering and wrapping the wound, usually until no blood can seep through which can be supplemented by using the Yahrle ointment. For blood loss is the deadliest part of a wound. The medicinal part is used to treat pain using certain herbs; the most common are Odea moss, Miyu bean, and the Ice plant. The Odea Moss is made into a paste and is usually applied after the cleaning and before the bandaging, as to stop the bleeding. The other two being the Miyu bean and the Ice plant are made into salves and are applied to the wound as to nimb it. The Miyu bean can also be eaten, and numbs the whole body for very large wounds. The treatments for all different degrees of cuts are described here.


A few soldiers making a humble retreat, were probably quickly dealed with by military doctors. But will usually get a real doctor to look at their wound again in a more "controlled" enviroment.

Scratch
Description, a scratch is the smallest of cuts, not even noticed by most people although many of children will usually need some treatment. A scratch is usually one grain deep, and may not draw any blood. Many children however will come to their parents with a sad face, and will usually start to feel much better with a small kiss and hug.

Treatment
The treatment for a scratch is quite simple. First water is usually poured over the scratch, as to wash away evil. Then, skipping the bandage part for it is not needed for something so small that usually doesn’t draw blood, most children want the scratch to feel better so a simple kiss and some reassurance should do.

Cut
Description, A cut is something small and most grown people will just clean it and ignore it, although most small children will tear up at the site of their cut. Most cuts draw a drop or two of blood, but not much and can range from two grains to three in depth.

Treatment
Though cuts are often small, often not requiring treatment, children may cry upon seeing a cut on themselves. Most people will first wash the cut with water. Then sometimes a small piece of cloth will usually be put onto the wound, and will stick onto the sticky blood. Then for children, they will sometimes be given a small Miyu bean, or possibly even more effective a piece of chocolate, although only rich families can usually afford this treatment for Chocolate is quite expensive.

Deep Cuts
A deep cut is usually the point of irritation on adults, but will send some children into a balling state. Deep cuts are usually not dangerous however they are prone to contagion, and require a little bit more care and treatment than a regular cut. Usually deep cuts will draw a few drops to a quater of a sip of blood, and can be quite painful although they are usually only temporary. They range from four grains to a nailsbreadth deep.

Treatment
The first thing done when a deep cut is inflicted is a small washing with water. Then usually a small strip of cloth is wrapped around the wounded area, and is sometimes applied with a small amount of Yahrle before this. Yahrle is usually not applied to any cuts smaller than this, for it is seen as a waste, for there is hardly any blood involved. Some people might eat one or two Miyu beans, or apply a small amount of a salve made out of Miyu bean or Ice plant. Although men usually don't do this for they think it is a sign of weakness. Children will also usually be given a small amount of Miyu bean salve or Ice plant salve. Some severe cases however will sometimes require a very small amount of Odea moss, usually given in the form of a powder. A deep cut is to the state where the location of the cut will determine the severity. For instance a deep cut on the sole of the foot would hardly be noticed. But on the earlobe it would bleed profusely and burn. Just keep in mind some areas bleed more than others.

Slash
A slash is a more serious cut in many ways, firstly it hurts adults to the point of actual real pain, and if a child gets a slash in some way it can pose a serious problem, such as blood loss. For a slash can spill a sip of blood or more. Also some slashes on children can get close to the bone, which will require a trip to a professional. These same problems are also sometimes found with the lederly. On adults a slash is quite painful, but most don't need to be taken to a healer. A slash can run up to one nailsbreadth to two nailsbreadth in depth.

Treatment
Slashes are the point where cuts can get dangerous, especially to the weak. First a slash is washed in water, and if possible Yahrle ointment; especially useful for children would be some odea moss powder for it stops bleeding better. Then comes bandaging, a long thick strip of cloth is recommended for a cut at this level as to stop blood from seeping through. Then comes medicine, most adults will take a miyu bean, even men. Some women will also apply a salve of Ice plant or Miyu bean. Children, if seen by a professional will usually have the same thing done, except more effective. Most children will need two Miyu beans and a salve.

Deep Slash
A deep slash is where actual fatality becomes a distinct possibility. Deep Slashes are to the point where pain becomes quite severe, and nearly unbearable for some people. Although this cut is quite unlikely to happen unless on the battlefield. From this degree of wounds and up, nearly all of them are caused by weapons. This is also the first cut where surgical treatment is required. A deep slash may spill up to a tot of blood, and can range from three to four nailsbreadth in depth. Enough to cut off a small childs arm. These cuts can also cause severe injury in the elderly. Severe blood loss in children is also commonly seen in this type of cut.

Treatment
The deep slash is a very severe cut, best treated by a specialist. Most healers, as soon as their patients come in with this cut, will quickly douse it with water and put a large amount of Yahrle ointment or Odea moss on the wound. Most healers will usually give the patient about four Miyu beans, as preperation for the surgery.  They will then immediately take the strands of a Silkel tree, although some pirimitive healers will use myrmex, and quickly stich across the wound. After this they will heavily bandage the area, and most doctors will advise their patients to eat a few Miyu beans if the wound starts to hurt again.

Grievous Slash
A grevious slash is one of the most dangerous wounds, of which will probably not result in death with adults. Although in children and elderly people a grevious slash can be quite deadly if not treated immediately. This cut can go up to six nailsbreadth deep, enough to cut off a grown adults arm. The real danger is in the blood loss, for up to two and a half tots of blood can be spilled. This cut is rarely seen however, unless on a raging battlefield. This cut is sometimes can be fatal in adults but usually isn't, if seen by a healer.

Treatment
A grevious slash can be quite deadly if not treated immediately, especially in the weak. A grevious slash is usually quickly washed with water, and coated in lots of yahrle ointment. Although some poorer healers will use odea moss, this treatment is usually not as effective as Yahrle ointment however. After this usually some Miyu beans are eaten, however don't overdose, and for even more pain reliever some doctors will apply Ice Plant paste to the wound. Then the healer will take a large strand of silkel tree, and double stitch the wound. This is done as a precaution, for the silkel thread might break. Then bandages are added and wrapped tightly. After this the patient is usually sent home and given some Ice Plant paste and many Miyu beans.

Fatal Slash
A fatal blow is just as its name indicates, and is the highest degree of cut there is. It is nearly a death sentence to a child, and to adults is seen at least as a permanent handicap and usually death. A fatal blow is most often inflicted by spears and swords, and is usually done in the chest or stomach. However many other wounds can be done ending in a fatal slash. Many other weapons can also cause a fatal slash. For in most adults if it is inflicted in the arm or leg area it is usually a grevious slash, unless you have very thick legs or arms. Fatal blows are measured from six nailsbreadth and up, and can draw almost all the blood in the body.


Two soldiers end each others life, each with a fatal slash.

Treatment
The treatment for a fatal blow is very desprate although the patient can be saved. Although some pirimitive or savage healers will not even try to save their patients. For those certain healers see this as a futile struggle, and a waste of time and supplies. So these healers will overdose their patients on Miyu beans, and give them a painless quick death. These healers, if caught in a civilized nation will usually be hanged, unless they had the patient and their family agree to this treatment.  If the healer trys to save the patient which they usually will, they will go through the same process that a grievous slash goes through."The description for ormelin says to have a victim drink a deep sip of ormelin at the earliest opportunity.  Though smaller amounts may be applied directly on or into smaller wounds, ingesting the fluid is best for near-fatal or fatal punctures or slashes. Many healers have patients that have passed out and claim to have sensed a Kiivosh. Many patients will then tell the healer to let them die. For the patient thinks that this is their time to die. This is a quote from an elven patient who was attacked in an orc raid.

"No, don't give me more Ormelin, I have seen the Kiivosh. I feel him on my breast. His serene coolness radiates through me. Your attempt to save me is futile, I was meant to die now. It is my time to go."

A few minutes after the patient was recorded to have died, peaceful with a grin on his face.



I'm still working on this but feel free to comment and speak your mind about it. grin
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« Reply #1 on: 12 June 2007, 01:59:11 »

Just one comment for now...Chocolate is a rarity on Sarvonia...It has to be imported from Nybelmar.

Sorry for Being particular,

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« Reply #2 on: 12 June 2007, 02:53:03 »

Ok, thank you it's fixed.
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« Reply #3 on: 12 June 2007, 02:57:01 »

Its also called Kao'kao
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« Reply #4 on: 12 June 2007, 03:14:49 »

  Okay, here goes, and please don't be offended by my comments in lime green.

Cuts and Slashes and their Treatment
Cuts and slashes are quite common around Caelereth, everywhere from the smallest scratch to the deepest impalement. Most people get their first cut during their childhood while frolicking around and from then on get many different wounds and scathes (how about scratches?). Many mothers know how to treat some light cuts and such, but most likely can’t handle larger ones which require greater work.
I'd bet that mothering requires more work than healing, IMHO! :D

Most cuts and slashes go through three stages cleaning, bandages, and medicine...
How about this? "Cuts and slashed are treated in three stages: cleaning, bandaging or application of tourniquet, and medicine."

Cleaning is usually the stage to prevent bad spirits from going in and entering the body through the cut; this is done by just simply washing it with water, or in rich families Jeshanna ointment.
Mm, careful.  Jeshanna ointment is a salve for helping damaged skin heal, not a purifier (a medieval equivalent of an antiseptic).

Bandaging is quite obviously used for covering and wrapping the wound, usually until no blood can seep through which can be supplemented by using the Yahrle ointment. The medicinal part is used to treat pain using certain herbs; the most common are Odea moss, Miyu bean, and the Ice plant. The treatments for all different degrees of cuts are described here.
Again, these are all excellent, just be careful to distinguish how they're used.  The paste made from odea moss is strictly a topical which coagulates blood and helps wound closure, but doesn't anesthetize a wound.  Miyu paste and por'mon salve are topical numbing agents, but, as you point out later, miyu beans can also be ingested.  This is excellent, maybe just beef it up a little by specifying how each thing is used and in what form.

Scratch
As small as a scratch is, I might suggest a one or two-line blurb saying what it is, and that children often prefer a hug and a kiss to medicine.
Description, a scratch is the smallest of cuts, not even noticed by most people although many of children will usually need some treatment. A scratch is usually one to three grains deep, and may not draw any blood.

Treatment
The treatment for a scratch is quite simple. First water is usually poured over the scratch, as to wash away evil. Then, skipping the bandage part for it is not needed for something so small that usually doesn’t draw blood, most children want the scratch to feel better so a simple kiss and some reassurance should do.

Cut
Description, A cut is something small and most grown people will just clean it and ignore it, although most small children will tear up at the site of their cut. Most cuts draw a drop or two of blood, but not much and can range from four grains to a nailsbreadth in depth.

Treatment
Cuts are a small thing and don’t require much treatment and although minor many of children will seep a tear or two.
The wording of this is a little awkward.  How about,
"Though cuts are often small, often not requiring treatment, children may cry upon seeing a cut on themselves."


Most people will first wash the cut with water, or Jeshanna ointment.
Again, Jeshanna ointment doesn't wash, it only soothes and closes damaged skin.

Then sometimes a small piece of cloth will usually be put onto the wound, and will stick onto the sticky blood. Then for children, they will sometimes be given a small Miyu bean, or possibly even more effective a piece of chocolate.

  Quite an interesting addition, Aurora!  I'm interested to see how this shapes up!
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« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2007, 04:02:44 »

I see you're in good hands with the Doc here, Aurora...  grin You probably can't get any more competent person to help you here.

Don't forget that if you're talking about cuts and slashes in Caelereth, that a fantasy world in a medieval setting has some physical violence as part of the world design. The main weapons are swords and fighting is common to a certain degree. So don't forget to weave that into your descriptions a bit ;)
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« Reply #6 on: 12 June 2007, 05:09:17 »

Oh, thank you for all your help grin. I'll get to fixing these right away.

Edit, all fixed grin The next stages are slash, deep slash, grevious slash, impalement, fatal blow. If you want me to add one feel free. grin
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« Reply #7 on: 12 June 2007, 09:06:55 »


Some of these "cuts" sound pretty serious.  A cut four nailsbreaths deep?  That's four centimeters into the body!  Even two centimeters in is going to draw a lot more blood than a few drops.  Maybe you meant four nailsbreadths long?  A four centimeter deep cut would go to the bone (or through the arm of a small child!)

I like the little "motherly" touches here; i have to do these sorts of things on a daily basis, with four to tend.  :)

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« Reply #8 on: 12 June 2007, 10:10:07 »

Ok, thank you I guess I just didn't realize how deep that was. I also being a mother of three boys have to go through this daily also, although they probably wouldn't care for a hug and a kiss. More of something like "Where's the Band-aids!" so.
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« Reply #9 on: 13 June 2007, 10:17:20 »

Ohhhh! Picture just popped up magically! Yey!!! grin
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« Reply #10 on: 13 June 2007, 10:41:11 »

Perhaps you should add some information on what weapons cause different degrees of cuts and if the web master approves it add that somewhere a role player would look since this could be useful information for a player.
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« Reply #11 on: 13 June 2007, 10:48:17 »

Try using 'grains' as smaller, more accurate units of measurement, as well.   If you've ever seen unground wheat or rye grains - or imagine the stuff you find sprinkled on the top of your 'whole grain' bread - they make a handy comparison.   A cut can be one 'grain' deep (that's about a milimeter), for example...
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« Reply #12 on: 14 June 2007, 02:38:18 »

Not a bad idea qwert. I might try making it a whole new thread though. Anyways, I'll do that Bard Judith, although I'm not quite sure if you mean make the cuts less deep or convert them all to grains.

Because I think( Please don't take any offence) that it might be easier to just measure in grains until I come to a wound that can go a nailsbreadth deep then just start measuring in nailsbreadth. Thank you, Bard and qwert it's much appreciated. grin thumbup
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« Reply #13 on: 14 June 2007, 03:22:31 »

  Aurora, the picture you've added is great--very illustrative!  Forgive me for an utter lack of segue; just to add a "Hrm, that's vaguely interesting," for deeper gashes, RL medieval Terran healers had both medicinal and surgical practices at hand. 

  Qwert, maybe the Weapons experts should decide what damage the weapons should do, and the healers should be left to tend to the wounds.

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« Reply #14 on: 14 June 2007, 05:28:15 »

Hmmm.., your right. This would be a good entry to tie into your Surgical Treatments entry. Also after I'm done I'll put what weapon most commonly causes what. If thats ok of course. undecided Anyways thank you! grin
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