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by elemtilas
16 Jan 2019 19:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

gestaltist wrote:
16 Jan 2019 12:31
Thanks for the writeup. :) Sounds like a map with a timelapse of border changes for The World would be really cool to watch.
Thanks for asking!! Veritable soma.

A timelapse map...yeah. Would be some work, but I think might be an interesting project!
by elemtilas
15 Jan 2019 13:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 45737

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Taboos and social mores was the first thing I noticed. My conpeople’s views on homosexuality, suicide, and whatnot are the most obvious ones. Sex as a taboo topic. Marriage as the be-all-end-all of life. And then I realized I’d basically aped the Cain and Abel story, though looking back I guess the...
by elemtilas
14 Jan 2019 14:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 110863

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Common throughout the Oyekan Archipelago, which Essu Beti is a part of, and northern Creatan, these bird cousins have thrived even as they went extinct in the rest of the world. The ones in Essu Beti are not used to human or elven contact, but have grown wary to large animals in general thanks to t...
by elemtilas
14 Jan 2019 05:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 497
Views: 110863

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Most pets in Essu Beti are working animals. Cats are there to keep the introduced rodent population down. Dogs are there to guard the flock and bark up a storm if a crocodile appears (or, in Kalmalu village, if anyone gets vaguely near Sambir’s house). Chickens, pigs, and other livestock are just t...
by elemtilas
14 Jan 2019 03:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 45737

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

Do you know how many species of river horse they have on Gea? Sorry, I don't know that! Yeola / Gea is a pretty big, largely unexplored place, after all! I see. Mark Rosenfelder has said he still has yet to name all the cannibal tribes in that jungle on Almea. ): Sorry! Maybe eventually? Depends on...
by elemtilas
13 Jan 2019 20:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

I was thinking about one thing recently. Auntimoany feels like it's kinda your "Europe" or "England" from the way you describe it, but geographically, it is your China. I have two questions: 1) do you have any culture that is actually based on China or similar to China in The World? 2) how is your ...
by elemtilas
13 Jan 2019 04:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 872707

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I created the numerals 1-9 for my conscript. https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/9c8nKmhYy1NUr2sZ611-GGikl1Ok5qc3iWcz1UoHa51SkWfzHyrf9AhCdXu09ot9jrM9tXr141HSvGrwFJ4yiYVxAizxVOIXlL-obmVHmdjBzfbi6xHVw5FtbKkA_gjuSBgEF7asAfRfSIcZPl-aeZ8ne-ebtKENijiX4eh7YYbU03g4R07wdS07dtzoaVUOn9L3eFEJldIR6rREOsqJ_m...
by elemtilas
13 Jan 2019 04:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Some Kindreds of Men in Eosphora (pt. 2) The Hammad folk originate in the South in the lands of Sandh where there are many famous and wealthy empires. Many Hammad have journeyed north into Narutanea for trade over the long years and not a few have simply stayed and set up their homes among their Ma...
by elemtilas
11 Jan 2019 00:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

What do you know about the inhabitants of Camay? Pretty much zilcho. I do know the various (inhabited & formerly inhabitable (& possibly never inhabitable)) planets are connected through the system of Gates. A certain amount of cross contamination / pollination has undoubtedly occurred through the ...
by elemtilas
10 Jan 2019 18:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

What is the script on the plank? It's a script used by the Daine who live in the marches south of Harathalliê and into the Little Kingdoms. https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/intermediary/f/c92a818d-43e9-4d15-988a-136d85a909a7/dcrijhn-62cbee5c-bf3f-4ef2-95cf-6e164509862b.jpg/v1...
by elemtilas
10 Jan 2019 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 872707

Re: What did you accomplish today?

immortal vampire kings and fae-worshipping pseudo-Chinese. This reminds me of a favorite guilty pleasure from the latest 1980s. It was an arcade game called "Last Apostle Puppet Show" or "Chinese Exorcists" in Chinese 霊界導士. You battled vampires of various powers. Extremely campy and silly, nonethel...
by elemtilas
10 Jan 2019 05:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

A Brief Gealogical Interlude For your viewing pleasure, ye Imperial Geagraphical Society present --- Celestial Twins: Yeola and Camay https://images-wixmp-ed30a86b8c4ca887773594c2.wixmp.com/intermediary/f/c92a818d-43e9-4d15-988a-136d85a909a7/dcwokkf-0d20ad06-0fdb-4478-b84e-33b657b90d82.jpg/v1/fill/...
by elemtilas
09 Jan 2019 17:03
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 45737

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I think the varieties of occidental river horse answer fairly closely to an Earth hippopotamus. I've not travelled far in the West, but I believe they have several varieties there, including some small ones. In the East, the river horse is more or less as depicted: a rather tall sivatherium-like be...
by elemtilas
09 Jan 2019 06:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 233879

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Dr John Watson: I say, Holmes; do you remember the Euskara word for “blacksmith”? Sherlock: “Errementari”, my dear Watson. Well, I'll go to foot of our stairs. A five-way pun! Impressive impressariising! Surely derived from Spanish herramientar < Latin ferramentarius. (I'd hazard the guess the loan...
by elemtilas
09 Jan 2019 06:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 872707

Re: What did you accomplish today?

immortal vampire kings and fae-worshipping pseudo-Chinese. This reminds me of a favorite guilty pleasure from the latest 1980s. It was an arcade game called "Last Apostle Puppet Show" or "Chinese Exorcists" in Chinese 霊界導士. You battled vampires of various powers. Extremely campy and silly, nonethel...
by elemtilas
09 Jan 2019 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 872707

Re: What did you accomplish today?

mmmm...

shortbread...

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by elemtilas
09 Jan 2019 06:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11240
Views: 872707

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Missed out on Lexember. Again. 32. seyungcwe [iv -s] — opportunity missed through complex extenuating circumstance; chance unmissed at the time but lamented rather later; the answer to the bittersweet question, was she the one? Clearly you did not miss it, if you follow the old adage: 34 days in Le...
by elemtilas
09 Jan 2019 06:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

Some Kindreds of Men in Eosphora So, by now you're probably bored of me going on about Daine! So I thought we'd talk a little about the Men living in the East. By numbers, they are quite fewer than Daine and Orcs (of all kinds) but rather more numerous than the Dwarrows, Fairies and Elves (thank go...
by elemtilas
09 Jan 2019 05:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some Snippets from The World
Replies: 356
Views: 155853

Re: Some Snippets from The World

alynnidalar wrote:
09 Jan 2019 04:10
Ah yes, very normal, nothing at all to be concerned with...

The star map is beautiful! I love it.
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Thanks! Good to know folks are looking in from time to time!
by elemtilas
07 Jan 2019 03:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1584
Views: 233879

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
07 Jan 2019 02:58
KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
06 Jan 2019 05:57
^Same here.

Looking forward to some new classes, including one on Herodotus. [:)]
Oh, wow, that sounds interesting! Enjoy!
A class on Herodotus would have been nice...

Definitely some juicy geopoetical inspiration in there!