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 5576 Enkufka, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:05:18 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
I was actually thinking more like he weaves a massive watery web of currents, pulling prey out of the water. He wraps the fish in his web and let the putrefy, then suck out the flesh, leaving the barest amount left. He tosses the remains into the river and the fish are reborn as eggs.
Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
 5577 thatother1dude, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:09:55 PM from Continuous State of Missouri Relationship Status: Mu
Or like this.

Of no signigifacne
 5578 Count Dorku, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:14:21 PM from Sharn, the City of Towers Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Under the light of the sun I shall slay giants
[up][up] When he's on business, yeah. But on his day off, he does the line-spinning thing because it's not about catching fish, in fact it's about not catching fish but kipping for eight hours and calling it a sport.
 5579 Enkufka, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:15:14 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
[up]I agree heartily to this.grin
Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
 5580 fishsicles, Thu, 27th Sep '12 8:40:50 PM from Down The Curtain Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
An Ex-Troper
Now I totally wonder if Anan the cave swallow mountain god and Anan the dwarf god of darkness are just different interpretations of the same deity.

Wimad does sound pretty awesome.
Not nearly a good enough singer for the Choir Invisible, and the Basement Room With A Synth Invisible is much less prestigious.
 5581 Blueeyedrat, Thu, 27th Sep '12 10:52:46 PM from nowhere in particular. Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
His full title is Wimad Ithra Lipi ("the Gully of Packing"), and He does sound like a pretty awesome god. No religions to His name, though.

On a semi-related note, religions in general have some odd names and titles. The Bronze Creed*, formed in the Copper Abbey, with its religious leader dubbed "the holy silver". The Pointy Faith*, formed in the Monastery of Gold, religious leader "the exalted crevice". The Faith of Controlling*, formed in the Bronze Shrine, led by "the exalted ink".

edited 27th Sep '12 10:53:34 PM by Blueeyedrat

"I've come to the conclusion that this is a very stupid idea."
 5582 Enkufka, Thu, 27th Sep '12 11:02:45 PM from Bay of White fish
Wandering Student ಠ_ಠ
The only one out of that list that doesn't make sense is "The Pointy Faith."

The Bronze Creed has a great forgery/metalworking theme. And the Faith of Controlling sounds like Happy Happyism, or whatever the trope name is.

Also, I'd totally worship Wimad. Dude sounds like a bro. tongue

edited 27th Sep '12 11:03:35 PM by Enkufka

Very big Daydream Believer.

"That's not knowledge, that's a crapshoot!" -Al Murray

"Welcome to QI" -Stephen Fry
 5583 Count Dorku, Thu, 27th Sep '12 11:46:02 PM from Sharn, the City of Towers Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Under the light of the sun I shall slay giants
[up] The Pointy Faith makes perfect sense.

One of the defining traits of mountains is that they are pointy. And caves tend to be full of very pointy objects, known as stalactites and stalagmites.
 5584 gbrngfol, Thu, 27th Sep '12 11:46:09 PM from roughly that way
my planet is here
[up][up]I'll stick with my DF god: Ertal Limarstetted Limul Doren. It translates to Luxury Wealthytaxes The Gold of Diamond.

edited 27th Sep '12 11:46:28 PM by gbrngfol

I think there's no point in signatures.
 5585 Hydrall, Fri, 28th Sep '12 12:22:01 PM from The Bodhi System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
The Republic Lives
Otsu makes me think of Jigsaw.
 5586 Rotpar, Fri, 28th Sep '12 1:37:51 PM from California Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
I need to pay more attention to the legends.
DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
 5587 Blueeyedrat, Fri, 28th Sep '12 2:24:04 PM from nowhere in particular. Relationship Status: Mu
YEEEEAH— no.
I can picture it. Legs that look like reeds, an abdomen like a water-polished stone. Fishes by the riverbank with a grand silk net.

...Jeez, I want to draw this guy now.

edited 28th Sep '12 2:25:25 PM by Blueeyedrat

"I've come to the conclusion that this is a very stupid idea."
 5588 Count Dorku, Fri, 28th Sep '12 2:34:11 PM from Sharn, the City of Towers Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Under the light of the sun I shall slay giants
"Are they biting?"
"No, but I am."
"Cool, will it give me superpowers?"
"...I don't know, actually. Let's try it and find out!"
- Excerpt from Spider-Dwarf and/or Death of a Broker
 5589 Hydrall, Fri, 28th Sep '12 10:26:46 PM from The Bodhi System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
The Republic Lives
I can only imagine him being a real bro troll, like Anansi. You have to be smart to catch the fish, after all.

edited 28th Sep '12 10:26:55 PM by Hydrall

 5590 fishsicles, Sat, 29th Sep '12 6:04:41 PM from Down The Curtain Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
An Ex-Troper
[up][up]
Fisherman, Fisherman,
Does whatever a fisher can,
Throws a line, any size,
Catches fish just like flies
Look Out!
Here comes the Fisherman.

Does he swim?
Listen dope,
He's got a bloody pontoon boat
Can he swing hook and thread
It's already overhead
Hey, there
There goes the Fisherman.

When you need a delight
His catch is sublime
If you grill it right
With a pinch of thyme

Fisherman, Fisherman
Friendly neighbourhood Fisherman
Wealth and fame
He's ignored
Dinner is his reward.

To him, life is a great big day off
Whenever season's not off
You'll find the Fisherman!


In other news,

Moving on to defining various things that grow from the plants — flowers, fruit, and leaves, mainly, but the raws should be fairly generic here. There are just "growths" from the plants, with various timing, development and item type variables, and if you're modding you should be able to call them whatever you like or have a tree that grows bronze swords or whatever. We should have apples or some kind of edible fruit soon... we have choices for fruit trees to add now I suppose.

a tree that grows bronze swords

WE WERE WARNED

edited 29th Sep '12 6:32:12 PM by fishsicles

Not nearly a good enough singer for the Choir Invisible, and the Basement Room With A Synth Invisible is much less prestigious.
 5591 Count Dorku, Sat, 29th Sep '12 9:01:50 PM from Sharn, the City of Towers Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
 5592 Rotpar, Sun, 30th Sep '12 7:24:16 AM from California Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
Finally, we understand how the anvil was made without using an anvil. Somewhere, in every world, is the mythical Anvil Tree, from which the first metalsmith plucked the first anvil.

After getting a drink. And putting a scarf in the clothing stockpile. And fetching that log half a mile from the fort. And attending a party at the mudstone statue, and-
DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
 5593 Set, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 10:36:46 AM from Orokin Tower 3, by the pizza parlor. Relationship Status: Writing a love letter
*Charge!*
So it's a zombie apocalypse out there.

After completing some quests my adventurer went to the Capital to gain more fame. Turns out the its overrun with Elven corpses. I exit quick travel mode into the market and find like 30 reanimated death and some 15 wounded merchants.

What do?
Also, beware the Dengue-bearing 2-inch mosquito!
 5594 Tuefel Hunden IV, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 10:55:14 AM from Wandering. Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
Watchmen of the Apocalypse
Start cutting off heads.
"Who watches the watchmen?"
 5595 Count Dorku, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 12:27:51 PM from Sharn, the City of Towers Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Under the light of the sun I shall slay giants
[up][up] KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN! KILL! MAIM! BURN!

I mean, seriously, you're an adventurer.
 5596 Hydrall, Tue, 2nd Oct '12 1:56:14 PM from The Bodhi System Relationship Status: Above such petty unnecessities
The Republic Lives
... Can we has save? That sounds awesome. :D
 5597 Rotpar, Wed, 3rd Oct '12 2:22:11 AM from California Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
My new mayor has decided that we shall not sell weapon racks to foreigners. He'll have to inform himself of this trade ban, given he is that vampire I locked up in case of emergency. And sole inhabitant of Bitecrafts.

Vampire vs. Vomit Blob. FIGHT!

edited 3rd Oct '12 2:27:47 AM by Rotpar

DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
 5598 Set, Wed, 3rd Oct '12 11:34:55 AM from Orokin Tower 3, by the pizza parlor. Relationship Status: Writing a love letter
*Charge!*
[up][up] Unfortunately, the adventurer died that very day and I don't know the name of the city. I'll try and find out, then I'll upload the save.
Also, beware the Dengue-bearing 2-inch mosquito!
 5599 Rotpar, Thu, 11th Oct '12 10:19:29 AM from California Relationship Status: Armed with the Power of Love
Generic Evil Emperor
Made a new world and looking at Legends mode. Amusement get!

The Book Abridged is an essay about the book And It Sang. The writing meanders somewhat and it occasionally changed topic abruptly. Abridged, huh?
Death: My Only Mistake is a 13 page essay about the secrets of life and death. It has its moments of cleverness.
The Human: Fact or Fiction? is a 22 page essay about a human necromancer with cruel writing. So basically, the author was angrily attempting to deny this dude existed?
The Sun Sets of Par Blossombeaches, a 219 autobiography of a necromancer, the writing evidence of a compassionate being. Compassionate necromancer? Is he some kind of Christ-like Messiah?

Looking at a trend in the books, I stumbled on Naspa Sandalfaction, a human necromancer. It took nine years for her to find a necromancer to study under, the following year she has her own apprentice. She then spends the next thousand years cranking out books. I thought necromancers spent their time raising the dead and causing problems, she proceeded to just write.

edited 11th Oct '12 10:22:03 AM by Rotpar

DDC = Dyslexia Done Correctly - totlmstr
 5600 Count Dorku, Thu, 11th Oct '12 11:47:54 AM from Sharn, the City of Towers Relationship Status: Shipping fictional characters
Under the light of the sun I shall slay giants
[up] I'd rather have a necromancer who churns out books, even awful ones like The Fountainhead, than one who turns up and hurls an endless chain of disembodied parts at my fort, personally.
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