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axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-06 04:57 PM


I thought about doing a list like you say. But I have a vision. Thus, I may recognize that It would would be sensible to put these into one list; particularly if I was gaming the citadel for averages or if somebody wanted to quick reference them. It would be better that way a stand alone post.



But I have a vision. A lame vision, an esoteric vision, but it is mine. I am not saying I don't want advice or critiques cause I do. But I am not looking at the thousand pieces of Sci-fi Minutia, but at what I might duck board across it. I forsee a post, a post not yet even drafted, in which there is hypertext under ever stone. In my vision the discrete will meet the expansive 100 words at a time and without stubs.

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Aramax's comment on 2015-01-06 09:45 AM
Only read one of your batch of 100s so far but if I'm getting the gist properly I really don't understand why you did'nt put them all together. Having said that ,looking at this on it's merits, I see it as a 4/5 but prob would have scored the bunch higher. Go to Comment
valadaar's comment on 2016-04-14 11:10 AM
A nice snippet of technobabble :)
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starmind's comment on 2015-01-05 02:56 AM
Smart solution Go to Comment
Scrasamax's comment on 2015-01-11 04:29 AM
I can see these, especially large sensitive ones, being used in locations where gravity might be unstable, or where there is bleeding edge research being done on gravity manipulation.

Mining probes don't have to go drilling cores out of every asteroid in a rubble field, they can just zip around looking for the really heavy ones, and those are the ore bearing rocks the miners want.

Scientific probes and ships examining gravitationally interesting objects, like black holes, neutron stars, etc. With a functional barometer they can get as scientifically close as possible, rather than guessing and hoping. Also, they can use one of these to monitor things that can become dangerous very quickly, like a black hole swarm, or the birth of said singularity. Go to Comment
axlerowes's comment on 2015-01-05 08:22 PM
I am not sure. I imagined this being much more sensitive as well as being able to give you absolute readings on gravitational force and not serving a replacement for gyroscopeThe real sci-trick to this would be to have these exquisitely perfect readings on the bubbles location and morphology. But I suppose in a sci-fi setting you could a really sensitive gyroscope that responds to even minor changes in gravity that would not cause noticeable changes and use the changes in the gryoscope to determine the likely location of different gravity wells as they are encountered. Go to Comment
Aramax's comment on 2015-01-11 03:19 PM
Only voted Go to Comment
starmind's comment on 2015-01-05 02:52 AM
What are the advantages in comparison with usual gyroscope? Go to Comment
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manfred's comment on 2015-01-03 09:13 AM
What a great explanation! Since it is already a rather sensitive organ, doesn't it also slightly help with detecting changes in atmospheric pressure, helping especially in constrained spaces to find passages and sense movement? Yet another reason why dwarwes prefer to be underground! Go to Comment
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Scrasamax's comment on 2014-12-26 07:46 PM
Curious idea, but I would think having such a fibrous membrane for exchanging metabolic gases would render them much more vulnerable to airborne toxins and contaminants, like the toxic fumes and chemicals found underground. Of course that would be meaningless assuming they had much more impressive blood filtering systems than normal, which would be a robust liver I suppose. Which leads to the legendary stoicism of the dwarves, and their resistance to alcohol and poison.

Goes back and adds a point to the vote was about to give.

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Scrasamax's comment on 2014-12-26 09:12 PM
Hybrid system, combining both the chin gills and conventional lungs, the subterranean version of amphibious respiration. Go to Comment
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Mourngrymn's comment on 2015-01-03 02:43 AM
Only voted Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 02:27 PM
What Tuss and Stork said! Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 02:36 PM
Blood bladder is interesting too, and makes me think of...what else? Four-chambered hearts? Double stomachs? Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 03:28 PM
what? I'm referring to *other* potentially interesting Dwarven biological and/or physiological traits...but yeah, ok. Go to Comment
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Murometz's comment on 2014-12-17 04:09 PM


Ah right. When I say "four-chambered" I mean "different number of chambers, not four" haha



The double stomach came from watching animal programs last night, where the langurs of Cambodia have an extra stomach full of fancy bacteria that help them break down the cellulose of leaves. Anyway, was basically contemplating Dwarven adaptations to the underground. How about this? An fish-like organ that regulates pressure/oxygen/something.. :P

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axlerowes's comment on 2014-12-17 02:46 PM
How many chambers does your heart have Muro?

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axlerowes's comment on 2014-12-17 04:06 PM


Okay I will bite; the mammalian heart has four chambers. So if a dwarf has a four chambered heart, that fact alone would not distinguish it from a normal mammalian heart. So when you mentioned four-chambered heart and a double stomach I assumed you made an error with regard to the number of chambers in the heart. Thus I thought it would be funny to mock you by lamely suggesting that perhaps what ever planet you called home had two or three chambered hearts. Got it. I was wrong. It was not funny.

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axlerowes's comment on 2014-12-26 09:08 PM


Indeed, I imagine beard veins with selective filters that could store CO2 saturated hemoglobin or recycle CO bonded RBCs. I also thought a exterior lung tissue surrounded by protective beard hair would be better for breathing in areas with lots of particulates that could damage lung tissue but would be filtered by the beard hair. Of course the chin gills would be less efficient than the lungs but it might make the difference in pinch.



I have a whole rant on this is my unfinished sequel to "A Dwarf on the Water". The new piece was to follow my nascent dwarven philosopher/teamster Gorn as he got on the wrong side of the God of fear. It was titled "Dwen and the Art of Wagon Maintenance", but as it turns out I just don't know enough about wagons.

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axlerowes's comment on 2014-12-26 09:17 PM
thats the idea Go to Comment
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