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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1395 on: July 13, 2018, 01:20:42 pm »
Washburn and Feyd are starting to remind me of Alaric and Bishop Arilan in the early books. Egad!

At least Washburn is able to study the scroll with a clear head.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1396 on: July 13, 2018, 02:49:59 pm »
Your description of healing is really interesting Laurna.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1397 on: July 13, 2018, 03:50:02 pm »
Your description  of healing was wonderful. I hope Wash will  get to learn it but not feeling very optimistic at the moment. If this is how Feyd treats people he likes would hate to see  what he would do to someone he doesn't like. Will Darcy have to destroy Wash to protect others? A terrible thought! And when Feyd says it will be best for everyone  else if his plans work out, who is the exception? So many questions.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2018, 09:52:34 pm by DerynifanK »
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1398 on: July 15, 2018, 07:31:11 am »
Good one, Laurna!

And as a calligrapher myself, I will say that it can be very easy to misinterpret older script styles and certain scripts have a lot of letters that look quite similar to each other.  My personal go-to script is Gothic Textura Quadrata, and when you get going in that script, words like "minimum" can look like the exact same pen stroke repeated over and over again.

Here is an example, from a 14th C. Bible (in Latin, and the text is from the Old Testament book of Numbers), just so you have an idea what I mean about the script.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blackletter#/media/File:Calligraphy.malmesbury.bible.arp.jpg
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1399 on: July 15, 2018, 08:24:45 am »
You were certainly right about eh calligraphy! Would hate to try to read that one! I hope Wash is getting something out of the scroll that will help him later. I think he is part of some revenge The Scholar is taking on Valerian. It's good that St. Camber is with the Morgans, but they are his descendents, so he should be. Awaiting more! Great writing, Laurna, on the recent pieces. Everyone is writing well!
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1400 on: July 15, 2018, 09:40:55 am »
Laurna, your work in creating  the code in the second half of the scroll is truly amazing. You continue to astound with your creativity.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1401 on: July 15, 2018, 10:10:23 am »
Laurna, you are amazing.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1402 on: July 15, 2018, 10:39:40 am »
She is brilliant. Excellent work.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1403 on: July 15, 2018, 10:49:11 am »
Truly amazing, Laurna!  A stroke of pure genius.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1404 on: July 15, 2018, 11:45:05 am »
I did a tiny bit of research on ancient coding. I found this from Roman times

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In cryptography, a Caesar Cipher, also known as Caesar's cipher, the shift cipher, Caesar's code or Caesar shift, is one of the simplest and most widely known encryption techniques. It is a type of substitution cipher in which each letter in the plaintext is replaced by a letter some fixed number of positions down the alphabet.
wikipedia

Trouble is I figured we are beyond the times of ancient Rum. and that the Caesar Cipher would be known and easily detected especial by Feyd and his family of black death. So I considered several different Ciphers. I finally made up my own. There is no specific notations for decoding the scroll. The only clue is that each paragraph adds a new exchanged letter. Therefore you have to read each paragraph, decipher the exchanged letters you already knew, and then learn the next letter exchange. Skipping to the bottom would be useless.

So I do have the code and I do have the entire last two paragraphs of the scroll written and coded. I thought if I posted that in whole, I would drive everyone mad. Trouble is it is going to take time for Wash to do the deciphering. His "helping hands" only showed him how with one paragraph, not the full scroll.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1405 on: July 15, 2018, 05:45:29 pm »

So I do have the code and I do have the entire last two paragraphs of the scroll written and coded. I thought if I posted that in whole, I would drive everyone mad. Trouble is it is going to take time for Wash to do the deciphering. His "helping hands" only showed him how with one paragraph, not the full scroll.

On the contrary, it might take less time for him to decipher the scroll now, because now that he's figured out that the misspellings in that third paragraph were not accidental, that would make him go back and reread those earlier paragraphs with this fresh knowledge, looking for any other possible letter substitutions.  Knowing that there is a code to break gives him a definite advantage he didn't have when he first tried to read the coded paragraphs, so I would think he (that is, you) could add an extra die for any subsequent attempts now that he knows the scroll's author was being deliberately cryptic, not just on heavy drugs.   ;D
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1406 on: July 15, 2018, 11:46:28 pm »
Oh  Big Yes, to seeing Darcy and Aliset do some training together.
And another big Yes to Seeing Duncan and Columcil get some private time to work out their differences.
Wonderful Additions. Thank you ladies.
And I love that Shadow Dancer caught Columcil's emotions. I think Shadow has a liking for our good priest.

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1407 on: July 16, 2018, 04:01:07 pm »
I really like these latest pieces of the story, too. Didn't Columcil heal Shadow when he had one of those spiked balls in his hoof? I'm waiting for Aliset to school Darcy in the use of some of his powers. I was afraid Aliset might be trying to ride out with Darcy again, which would REALLY not do her reputation any good, although they would certainly then be urged to marry.
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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1408 on: July 20, 2018, 02:27:50 pm »
I really like these latest pieces of the story, too. Didn't Columcil heal Shadow when he had one of those spiked balls in his hoof? I'm waiting for Aliset to school Darcy in the use of some of his powers. I was afraid Aliset might be trying to ride out with Darcy again, which would REALLY not do her reputation any good, although they would certainly then be urged to marry.

Yes Columcil healed Shadow and there is quite a bond between the two -I seem to remember I had Wash accusing Columcil of trying to steal his horse's affections- in jest of course.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

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Re: Out of Character (OOC) Thread
« Reply #1409 on: July 21, 2018, 12:39:41 pm »
I can just visualise that castle and the drop. I was nervous just reading about it.
Let God rise up, let his enemies be scattered;
    let those who hate him flee before him.
As smoke is driven away, so drive them away;
    as wax melts before the fire,
    let the wicked perish before God.
(Psalm 68 vv1-2)

 

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