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Carried on the back of a dove
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-06-05 11:16 PM
Was es "swanmay"? Go to Comment
Carried on the back of a dove
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Melvins Cat's comment on 2004-06-24 10:29 AM
It could also be used with a twist :
Maybe a rival sent the girl to the wizard, all the while subtley implanting the idea (of hiding the research on her body) in the wizards mind
(ie : "she does have smooth skin on her, doesn't she?" "I once saw a shaman that had tatooed his clan history on his back...")

Now the moon came & the girl turned to a pigeon, & where deos a pigeon fly to? ...back to her original owner.

what do ya think? Go to Comment
Carried on the back of a dove
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Scrasamax's comment on 2004-06-11 12:58 AM
A beautiful woman with powerful magics inscribed in her flawless skin, and she can sponataneously turn into a bird. Very interesting, I could see it done in an anime style, or heck, even as an anime. I'm looking forward to dropping Columbia into a game. Go to Comment
Carried on the back of a dove
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-04 04:10 AM
Well, she's no fairy, but a were-pigeon, her powers triggered by Luna in here flawless, round shape...full moon does that to many a were. Others, like were-bears, shift shapes upon berserking, while some might change when scared, or upon contact with some substance or place...
It's reassuring that you like it - I haven't used it myself yet...
Feel free to change it and let me know how it turned out... Go to Comment
Carried on the back of a dove
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-05 10:19 AM
If a swanmay is more to your taste - suit yourself. Go to Comment
Cantor Thread
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ephemeralstability's comment on 2004-06-01 02:08 AM
I liked the story behind the item. Usually I'd agree with CP: when people can't find a good reason for something to be enchanted, they're inclined to say "a wizard cast a spell on it", but this isn't the same situation. These are more personalised. I find the idea of wizards creating small magical trinkets for one another a novel and innovative way to introduce minor colourful items into a setting, rather than a clichéd artefact-churning mechanism.

Keep up the good work, Echo.

ephe!

(I must say, I was also confused by the "Cantor thread" title: I thought that Iain's "roots of unity" had sprung a trend for mathematically-titled objects!) Go to Comment
Cantor Thread
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-05-31 04:56 PM
Don't believe your friend. That's just flattery.
The story is allright. I don't like it that an item that is supposed to be so special or interesting is just a thing that some wizard cast a spell on. That never satisfies me.
So...

3/5. Go to Comment
Cantor Thread
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Iain's comment on 2004-05-31 10:25 AM
Really excellent - I like the back story a lot 0 interesting, funny and a very believable reason. The item itself has just enough good power to be actually useful, as well as being amusing (particularly if you only give the description you gave in the first line!) : this is an item I can see myself using in the very near future.

Why is it called "Cantor Thread"? Go to Comment
Cantor Thread
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Iain's comment on 2004-06-01 05:07 AM
Yes - that is what I had thought initially, and was trying to figure out what it had in common with a Cantor set (neglecting the (with hindsight) more obvious root of Cantor meaning singer).

I must say that with Ephe I also disagree with CP about the origin: legendary and heroic items are great for a low magic world, but for a high magic one you need the low power, randomly enchanted but unusual items like this to flesh it out and make it seem real. Go to Comment
Cantor Thread
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-05-31 01:57 PM
Well, 'cantare' is 'to sing' in latin, cantus is a song, and a cantor is a singer. A thread is to a rope what an M&M is to a chocolate bar - it is no actual rope, as it is so slim - but with enough inertia to be swung, as the metal tends to be heavier than a rope.
I did not want to call it a 'Singing Skipping Rope' because that would be like calling Scrabble a "Make-words-of-letters-game' or a submarine a 'go-under-water-safely-device'. The same happened to my Mnemnon Spire - while the name has to do with memory (In Greek, if I'm right) it was little understood.
If you consider the play of lights just a visual song, and the emotion-swaying spell just a lullaby for the spirit, the origin of the name becomes evident ... sort of :D

One friend of mine told me that I'm so often misunderstood because I communicate on too abstract of a level, or something. Is this another manifestation of that? Go to Comment
Cantor Thread
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EchoMirage's comment on 2004-06-01 01:07 AM
Thank you Capt'n for resetting my ego to a more appropriate level.

The item, it's just a nice gift, and I personally would like a hand-made gift better than 'I went into one of the Nine Dungeons of Infinite Nastiness to retrieve the Emerald Bumblebee that was created when the essence of the plane of Suburbia clashed with Slumdur in the Lawnmower War'. For example, for a friend's birthday, I painted her a magnolia with an abstract sun behind it as contrast - sure beats 'I bought you perfume, gal' Go to Comment
Cantor Thread
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Cheka Man's comment on 2007-10-05 09:53 AM
A nice little item. Go to Comment
Fionna Garibaldi
NPCs  (Minor)   (Political)
Maggot's comment on 2005-08-16 11:25 PM
I hope her Mind Control ability can't be imposed on the PC's? Go to Comment
Fionna Garibaldi
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EchoMirage's comment on 2005-10-22 03:11 AM
Why not? ^_^ Go to Comment
Fionna Garibaldi
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EchoMirage's comment on 2006-04-02 02:04 PM
Updated: re-cathegorized Go to Comment
Fionna Garibaldi
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EchoMirage's comment on 2007-04-16 09:07 AM
Updated: Edited: grammar, form, choice of words - Wulfhere. Man, the guy has got -some- patience. Go to Comment
Fionna Garibaldi
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Murometz's comment on 2007-04-13 02:32 PM
weirdo characters, to be fixed Go to Comment
Fionna Garibaldi
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Wulfhere's comment on 2007-04-16 05:46 PM
I liked Echo's idea, and he was kind enough to let me do a little editing, so I went to town revising poor, unsuspecting Fionna.

She's an interesting, well-detailed character, without the cliches that plague most RPG vampires. She could be a villain, or just as readily, she could be presented more sympathetically, as a character to be saved from her internal demons. Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-05-26 09:57 PM
Eh. Good story. Extremely vague idea. How many times have I told you about vagueness, Echo? Oh well.

4/5. Go to Comment
Ephemeral Cage
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CaptainPenguin's comment on 2004-05-27 08:19 AM
I am a big fan of stories, and I don't like too many rules, but in this case, a few ground rules would be nice. The way the Cage's workings are worded at the moment, my players could probably find some way to forge the ultimate weapon out of sound from this cage and then proceed to lay waste to the terrified countryside, and due to the vague-ness of the restrictions placed on it, I wouldn't be able to say "Doesn't work that way" without having to be the Heavy-Handed Bad GM. You see my problem? Go to Comment
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