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Ta`lia of the Seven Jewels
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« Reply #30 on: 28 March 2009, 19:07:39 »

Heya Rookie - I have read only the overview and a little bit of appearance - because I was curious. I will definitely read more at another time - to grasp this cool appearance!

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The people are quiet and secretive and speak a language of deep, guttural tones as well as a little Thergerim to communicate with their dwarven neighbours.  They are also highly superstitious and place a lot of importance on the number three.  The most obvious example of this is their way of measuring time as they have a system of 27-hour days, 27 day “months” and a 9-month year.  A few groups train flittermice as mounts, although most prefer to hitch rides on the Paprabaabs, an age-old custom requiring a great deal of skill.  They show the same resourcefulness and natural caution as any other Brownie found on Sarvonia, as well as an intelligent curiosity.

Maybe add a half sentence, what this is, I have no idea.

To your pattern of 3- 9- 27*, first , it is cool, second, why do they have it?

The caves are more or less the same during the year, though even there the temperature can alter slightly, or it is wetter during spring, when the water of the winterstorms have found their way through the earth. But that is not what you need.
I don't know much of these oil lakes, caves etc, but maybe you find a natural "thing" which would suggest the rhythm of your brownies, the 3, 9, 27. Maybe the surfaces of the oil lakes rise and fall, or the viscosity in them changes, so that swimming is much easier or there is a food-beasts/plants in there which has a reproduction pattern along with it (the cause could be reversed, the plants cause the change in viscosity), or there is volcanic activity somewhere which gives you that pattern. The Brownies may not be aware, that they follow this pattern, but think, it is based on the number of spirits or have other reasons (or none). Just some ideas ...

*27 is a very special, very often appearing number in our family, and I have of course a special tie to these numbers as well, being born on the 3. 9. 19.. ;)
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« Reply #31 on: 01 April 2009, 00:25:14 »

Uhm, yeah, i realy should make sure there is an entry to link to for that quote Talia..
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« Reply #32 on: 02 April 2009, 18:38:40 »

There is a reason for the 3-9-27...it just wasn't a particularly good one.  Something religious.  I think I need a myth or two about it.  Hmmm....good thing about traditions is they don't necessarily have to make sense to the outsider! Hehe
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« Reply #33 on: 02 April 2009, 18:43:17 »

Well, no, but these religious traditions are based on something which was experienced first, they don't come from nothing.

I'm sure you and that weird dwarf can come up with something ;)
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« Reply #34 on: 02 April 2009, 22:30:44 »

I'm sure you and that weird dwarf can come up with something ;)

Wait a second, who do you think...oh, heh, did you mean that other wierd dwarf? ;)
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« Reply #35 on: 02 April 2009, 22:43:50 »

Hehe, yeah.  I just meant that they could come from some ancient legend or tale, or part of the religion rather than have practical origins :).

And yes, the weirder dwarf with the green-stained fingers!  Although if anyone else has any ideas..fire away.
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« Reply #36 on: 03 April 2009, 00:39:31 »

... shocked

I have the funny suspicion master Salenár is talking about me, for some reason or the other...
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« Reply #37 on: 29 April 2009, 03:03:06 »

This is an entry we shouldn't forget at the next update - even though the history is still somewhat sketchy, it should definitely do for now, as the rest of the entry is superb, leaving little to be desired! So I'll mark it for integration now.
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