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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 446

5/11/2019
How does a Blind Person receive the "punishment" one receives while reading the Correspondence?
Normally one's eyes would begin to tear and their hair lights ablaze.

Would for a blind person reading it in a Braille Form (tracing the outlines and "reading" it that way) the effect be any different? Setting their arm hair ablaze for example or burning their fingers.

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Catherine Raymond
Catherine Raymond
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5/12/2019
Honeyaddict wrote:
How does a Blind Person receive the "punishment" one receives while reading the Correspondence?
Normally one's eyes would begin to tear and their hair lights ablaze.

Would for a blind person reading it in a Braille Form (tracing the outlines and "reading" it that way) the effect be any different? Setting their arm hair ablaze for example or burning their fingers.


If it were possible to render the Correspondence in braille, or simply in a raised for able to be read by touch, the substance on which the symbols were written would start to burn if you wrote more than 6 characters of it.

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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
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5/13/2019
Catherine Raymond wrote:

If it were possible to render the Correspondence in braille, or simply in a raised for able to be read by touch, the substance on which the symbols were written would start to burn if you wrote more than 6 characters of it.



Well, as far as I understood it, Correspondence Plaques are made of Lead Plaques with the Correspondence engraved... Quite a dangerous thing to play with if you think about it.

And considering the they're printed/etched onto Lead Plates, what'd happen you inscribed a lead musket ball with small Correspondence? Would a hit cause the target to ignite?

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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The Elfin Cannibal
The Elfin Cannibal
Posts: 187

5/19/2019
TheFungalOne wrote:
What did the First, Second and Third Cities call the Masters? "Mr" is an english convention, and the Fourth City called them "Khans". Maybe in the Second City they were called Pharaohs (Pharaoh of Wines, Pharaoh of Spices etc). That would mean (SMEN spoiler) [spoiler]Mr Eaten might not have even been called Mr Candles, since the english language didn't even exist during the time of the first two cities.[/spoiler]


[spoiler]What is the Correspondence sigil for 'The light on the edge of sleep?'[/spoiler]
Huh, the tags refuse to work for some reason.
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DO you recall how the Hunger began?
I'm sorry, my darling, I don't think I can!
OUT past the High Wilderness and beyond
I fear I've gone Seeking, for of Him I'm fond.
--The Elfin Cannibal

Seven scars, seven chains, a soul too stained for Hell, and seven sainted candles burning at the well.

Gone to Grieve on the 17th day of the 7th month, 1897.
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misericordius
misericordius
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5/20/2019
TheFungalOne wrote:
What did the First, Second and Third Cities call the Masters? "Mr" is an english convention, and the Fourth City called them "Khans". Maybe in the Second City they were called Pharaohs (Pharaoh of Wines, Pharaoh of Spices etc).[/spoiler]


I doubt the title would be Pharaoh, as that's a bit high up the social ladder; the equivalent would be to call the Masters "King Apples" or "King Wines", and so on. Some quick Googling suggests a likely title might be "imy-r", which means "overseer" or, more literally, "in whom is the word". The associated hieroglyphic includes a mouth, which seems to tie in with the whole Mr. Eaten thing.

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Jack Capulet
Jack Capulet
Posts: 8

5/20/2019
If only SOME of the rats are sapient, does that also apply to the cats?
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xKiv
xKiv
Posts: 819

5/20/2019
(The Elfin Cannibal wrote:

Huh, the tags refuse to work for some reason.


Only the first spoiler tag in a post works. You included one in the quoted part.)
edited by xKiv on 5/20/2019

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PSGarak
PSGarak
Posts: 671

5/20/2019
Honeyaddict wrote:
And considering the they're printed/etched onto Lead Plates, what'd happen you inscribed a lead musket ball with small Correspondence? Would a hit cause the target to ignite?

Isn't there a side-quest in Sunless Sea along these lines?

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Lord Alexander Alderman
Lord Alexander Alderman
Posts: 56

5/21/2019
PSGarak wrote:
Honeyaddict wrote:
And considering the they're printed/etched onto Lead Plates, what'd happen you inscribed a lead musket ball with small Correspondence? Would a hit cause the target to ignite?

Isn't there a side-quest in Sunless Sea along these lines?

In that instance though, the correspondence inscribed object itself shoots strange fire/ the command for the thing it is pointed at to be destroyed made physical, not a projectile made incendiary through being engraved. seems like quite an inefficient way to make something incendiary when nothing I know of in the Neath absolutely requires fire to be killed. Maybe one of the big mushroom creatures of the marsh about Watchmakers Hill, but to go through researching the correspondence to kill a big mushroom when you could just torch the thing with a match and oil seems like a pretty bad deal.
edited by Lord Alexander Alderman on 5/21/2019
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thefantodayhtml
thefantodayhtml
Posts: 23

18 days ago
Honeyaddict wrote:

And considering the they're printed/etched onto Lead Plates, what'd happen you inscribed a lead musket ball with small Correspondence? Would a hit cause the target to ignite?

In Sunless Skies, there is a gun which uses Correspondence inscribed rocks as a devastatingly effective incendiary device (it deals over twice as much damage as any other gun, period). There isn't any evidence of it catching things on fire, but given that that is also true of a gun that fires superheated debris, it may just be that things in the High Wilderness are naturally flame-resistant.
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JaneAnkhVeos
JaneAnkhVeos
Posts: 50

17 days ago
1. The Calendar Council is almost obviously inspired by "The man who was Thursday" – so...
[spoiler]could December be someone like Sunday (Universe/Nature/God)? What if (s)he stands against the Judgements because they are his/her failed experiment or unruly children? Or is (s)he a Judgement him-/herself? After all, it is hinted that the relationship is personal...[/spoiler]

2. Is that crowd of all kinds of weird animals actually live with you in a single room (with the exception of the Premises at the Bazaar)? Or do they occupy all the lodgings you have a key to, but no longer need? Or is this the reason you had to move in the first place?
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JaneAnkhVeos
JaneAnkhVeos
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17 days ago
(divided because of the spoiler tag limit)

3. What if your Aunt is an incomprehensible eldritch being who is everyone’s Aunt?

4. Concerning the Manager (well, seems like I’m doomed to always come to this topic eventually):
[spoiler]• "These lost whose dreams I card" (the last exchange of diamonds, if I’m not mistaken);
• The option to give him your dreams in Heart’s Desire;
What does he gather these dreams for? (How is another question, but here in the Neath it's not a big deal, I guess.) And whom for – himself or the Council (considering that they plan to use literal extracted memories/feelings as weapons in Sunless Skies)?[/spoiler]
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JaneAnkhVeos
JaneAnkhVeos
Posts: 50

14 days ago
5. What would it be like to use a book/posy/scrutinizer as an actual weapon?
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Honeyaddict
Honeyaddict
Posts: 446

14 days ago
JaneAnkhVeos wrote:
5. What would it be like to use a book/posy/scrutinizer as an actual weapon?



Book as a blunt weapon or if you have an amazing technique, the papers as throwable razorblades.

Posy, the pollen will make the opponent sneeze themselves to death (or just add in a couple of poisonous plants eg: aconite/monkshood and make them eat the bouquet )

Scrutinizer... shard luck I guess and if you're not lucky, I mean shards can still cut and if you have a lightsource, you can burn your opponents albeit slowly!

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Honeyaddict, Scarlet Saint, Paramount Presence
pleasure to meet you.

Has some ideas the Masters won't approve of like some items and establishing a Colony in Parabola.

I will accept most social interactions (not duping). I do enjoy role playing as well.
Have some possibly still active codes!
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Doctor_Static
Doctor_Static
Posts: 51

13 days ago
Drazzle Psmyth, here - Known in some circles as an oft' absurdist Ring-Fighter able to weaponize aught availing, from a roared breath of steam, to a mimicry of the gag-reflex of a strangled cough - etc - etc ...

Sentient beings like us can 'Weaponize" ANY-Thing ...

((...Or, make it a Toy, Tool, Symbol, or Art-ifact))

As to Some Improvizational Insights into esotericly "non-Dangerous" Weapons :: First Principles, people! - Consider the particular Function and Efficacy of Means availed thereby :: Granted a Book mostly is of use kineticly, weilded blunt or corner-pointed, and as sheild, or as missile or decoy - Or, Distraction or such ... Special caase, requiring the Dangerous skills, for Making the Object Dangerous, by weilding ... Granted. But, the Posey? - Narcotic, by definition - a vantage in closing, to the one used to the potent Charisma miasma and it's 'fluence to hamper other's aggression or antipathy - a veritable edge in a clash! . . . As to the Scrutinizer - a nigh mesmeric Watchfulness that exudes rapier and wide-beam concentration and insight - flaying open an oppoenent's cloaked intent and hidden strengths or weaknesses - Dangerous, indeed! . . . It's all in presuming how the Actual Artifact enables the protagonist in Adverse Antagony, as it wert ...!
-:- Y. "Drazzle" F. Psmyth -:-

http://community.failbettergames.com/topic6-the-good-evening-thread-introduce-yourself-here.aspx?Page=46#post235960
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edited by Doctor_Static on 8/13/2019
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