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Spring Y3
8.29.19 - 10.13.19
by Split, 08-31-2019, 09:06 PMRE: News Archive
It's time for an update to how we handle time! Now that we are a couple days into the first season of this year, I'll explain how our flow of time will now work. We will be keeping double time, but our time will be more fluid. Essentially, from here on, you will be allowed to back date threads.

All threads from here on out will need to have a date AND time listed in the thread title. This will allow users to see exactly when a thread occurred.

Previously, if you posted a new thread, the time and date that thread was posted was the time in which that event was happening. We are altering the rules regarding timelines to allow you to backdate threads for any date in the current year. (This is Year 3.) So this year started on 8.29.19. You may date a thread from the current date backward to the first day of the year. So as today is 8/31/19, you may date a thread for any date between 8/29/19 and 8.31.19. You may not date threads forward.

So as the year progresses, you will be able to date threads for any time that has already passed in the year, but you must be careful not to break your own character's timelines. The best way to track a character's timeline is to go to their profile and click the button on it labelled "Thread Log". It shows every thread the character has ever participated in. Likewise, events that would break your timelines should also be carefully monitored. So, for example, if I posted a thread for a character dated for today in the desert, it would break the timeline if I posted a thread dated for the 29th in which they ended up dying.

Excessively breaking your own timelines or other characters' timelines is frowned upon and if done consistently, Staff may intervene. Tomorrow I will be instituting changes to leader logs and pregnancies that reflect these changes, so keep an eye out! Please DM or PM a staffer if you have any questions.
News Archive
Character OTS Katchneil
Relationship OTS Ariodeoux & Dragon
Player OTS Kaitlyn
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[P] Necessities of Knowledge


Ceartas remained as active as ever. With #State of Matter, she grabbed many rocks and placed them all side by side, turning each one into something different: clay, diorite, granite, sand, glass, etc. By now, with her complex leatherworking, she has (she assumes) perfected the use of making leather satchels and what-have-you's. She put the transformed pieces into the satchel and walked over to the nearest still water: a puddle from a recent rainfall. This would be one of the many experiments she would make towards the earthen pieces she had made; seeing how they reacted to water.

Ceartas plopped them all firmly at the bottom of the lake, not wanting them to be disturbed by others, abd would periodically check back on them to see if their physical properties have changed. After this experiment, she would climb up a mountain or steep hill, and see how easy or hard it would be to break each one.

There were already many things she knew already, such as that 'glass'--name unknown--was transparent and the only thing so far that could let light through (she also had an amber piece, but light couldn't really go through it), which was interesting. While she waited on her experiment, Ceartas used #Composition and began looking for runestones away from the den.


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Ceartas was unsuccessful (10) at finding a Red Runestone.


Time went on in which she looked for runestones. All Ceartas ever seemed to do these days was multitask, and she was getting better at it with each day. She continued to use #State of Matter, stopping every once in a while to focus on a rock and turn it into something else. She found glass to be the most beautiful thing she knew she could make. Already, she could stick many symbolic meanings onto it. It's transparency could be perceived as something easily readable, or something simple that told no lies. It's easily impressionable surface (it got dirty easily, ruining its beauty) could elude to its naivety and how easily it would be to corrupt it.

Thinking about it was fun.

It helped her pass the time as she looked for runestones. It was a shame how hard they were to find, but if knowledge was too easy to find, life would be too easy. There is beauty in a challenge. So her eyes continued to scan her surroundings, looking for those precious runes.


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More time began to pass. It was while she was looking for runestones that she realized how ineffective it was to make experiments with the minerals and rocks she was using. She wouldn't be able to remember all of the results, nor could she be able to fully explain the results to others if she did not have a name for them. That would be a problem.

But the problem could be solved if she knew how to write. Writing. It was such a foreign subject to her. Her pack did not know how to write--nor did anyone else she came across, but writing did not seem to be common here. Still, she could ask around. Figure out what people knew.

At least with this experiment, she see the results. So after a while of looking for runestones, she came back to the pieces in the water and scooped them all out. What was most interesting was the clay. Everything else was darker, maybe more slick, but otherwise the same (she checked how heavy they were, and none seemed to have absorbed any water), but clay seemed to have yielded the most unique results.

For one, the clay was softer. It was also slightly lighter, and could easily be molded. The excitement she felt made her tail wag, which was a rare occurance. Clay...she could turn the earth to clay, wet it, mold it into whatever she wanted, start a fire, heat it up...and víola! Ceramics! Pottery!

Bowls, cups, pots, jars...all those things could be made with clay. She could use them to finally experiment with her knowledge of cooking and seasoning. Fantastic!

Ceartas got right to work on it. She piled all the pieces up and turned it all to clay, then unearthed a bit of dirt and turned that to clay too. When she feels she's turned enough clay, she dumps it all into the water and goes back to looking for runestones.


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Ceartas was unsuccessful (10) at finding a Red Runestone.

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