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Codex Derynianus / Re: Codex inconsistency list? Codex #3 "fix" list.
« Last post by Evie on Today at 05:20:13 pm »
Good catch!
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Codex Derynianus / Re: Codex inconsistency list? Codex #3 "fix" list.
« Last post by Laurna on October 15, 2017, 10:13:32 pm »
Found a new inconsistency. It might just be a date Typo, hard to tell.

Codex page 128- James "Jamie" Drummond (III) was born on 8 May 876. He was named after his elder brother who had passed away at the age of Eight on 21 August 875. This is OK.
Codex timeline page 275 May 8 875 - "Lord James born to Henry Lord Drummond". The Date has to be wrong because Jamie is born after his elder brother dies not before. This needs to be fixed.

Now, I can see why they changed James's birth year from 875 to 876. However, this causes a problem with the birth of Jamie's sister, Ardis II Drummond who was born 7 August 876. Codex page 34. It is just Not possible for the siblings to be born 3 months apart.  ;) They are either twins born together or are born a year apart.  I think the best fix would be to have Ardis born the year before in 875 in that way she will be 17 years old instead of 16 when she marries, other wise, just make the siblings twins.  And do not forget to correct the timelines on page 275.
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Chat Logs / KK Chat--15 October 2017
« Last post by Evie on October 15, 2017, 07:47:37 pm »
[06:21.07] * KK (~473e1dd9@OWIRCN-1bdd9d77.org) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[06:21.07] * Derynifank (~44e5648f@OWIRCN-1bdd9d77.org) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[06:21.13] <Jemler> hi kk
[06:21.14] <Shiral> WB Twin of Evie. Are you the good twin or the evil twin?
[06:21.17] <KK> Aha!
[06:21.18] <Jemler> wb df
[06:21.21] <Shiral> Hi KK
[06:21.21] <~bynw> Hi KK
[06:21.31] <~bynw> sorry our host is having some network trouble
[06:21.32] <BalanceTheEnergies> Hello KK
[06:21.36] * Jerusha (Jerusha@OWIRCN-ae486f4d.dsl.bell.ca) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[06:21.37] <KK> Well, this was a quest, to get in tonight.
[06:21.41] * Evie (~IceChat9@OWIRCN-355767be.al.charter.com) Quit (Ping timeout: 121 seconds)
[06:21.41] <Evie_> I'm the alive twin.  Op Evie died and is ghosted.
[06:21.42] <Jemler> hi jerusha
[06:21.43] <Derynifank> Hi KK
[06:21.48] <KK> brb
[06:21.51] <The_Bee> Hi KK! glad you got in
[06:21.57] <Shiral> The Ward Major is clearly wonky, right now.
[06:22.00] <Jerusha> Hi Everyone
[06:22.08] <Shiral> Hi Jerusha
[06:22.22] <Derynifank> Hi Jerusha 
[06:22.24] <Evie_> Bynw, we may need to combine efforts to get a complete transcript tonight, if the chatroom ends up booting us at odd moments.
[06:22.30] <Jerusha> So not just me having challenges?
[06:22.38] <Evie_> No, it's everyone, Jerusha
[06:22.42] <Jemler> my chat is intact.
[06:22.44] <BalanceTheEnergies> Nope. Seems to be all of us.
[06:22.53] <Jerusha> Whew
[06:23.01] <Derynifank> It has been a challenge for all of us
[06:23.12] <Evie_> Yes, right now it is, Jemler, but you disappeared at the same time as Bynw just a minute or so after I first got here.
[06:23.20] <Jemler> it even dropped the bot earlier.
[06:23.25] <The_Bee> Have any of us been entering via a Trap Portal?
[06:23.39] <Jerusha> Possibly
[06:23.43] <BalanceTheEnergies> I thought it was my tablet at first. I changed the power saving function in case that was it.
[06:23.44] <Evie_> sure feels that way
[06:23.48] <Shiral> I think I'm still here
[06:23.52] * Shiral pats self down.
[06:23.56] <Shiral> Yup
[06:23.57] <Jerusha> You seem to be
[06:24.16] <KK> back
[06:24.29] <Jemler> why would your tablet shut down my connection?
[06:24.30] <BalanceTheEnergies> Hello again
[06:24.35] <Evie_> I wonder if dropping the bot is the chatroom's way of dropping the ball?
[06:24.37] <Shiral> What a relief, it's annoying to just be a hologram
[06:24.57] <BalanceTheEnergies> Sorry Jemler, I didn't think you had a problem, just me.
[06:25.11] <Jemler> i got kicked too.
[06:25.36] <Shiral> Our Ward Major appears to be wonky, today
[06:25.54] <Jemler> maybe we're haunted.
[06:25.56] <Evie_> Can we bust it back down to Ward Private?
[06:26.08] <KK> Well, the site was an equal-opportunity booter, or gate-guard.  I tried three different ways to get in, multiple times.  Bynw must have taken a cattle-prod to it.
[06:26.26] <BalanceTheEnergies> Ward cubes need recharging?
[06:26.30] <~bynw> LOL it through me out earlier
[06:26.39] <Jerusha> Jerusha rips the extra stripes off of the former ward major
[06:26.39] <The_Bee> not kicked yet, but I had but I had a very slow time downloading the website.
[06:26.43] <Evie_> Can you use a watch battery in a ward cube? ;-)
[06:26.48] <~bynw> yeah i sent a tweet to the host telling them i was having issues
[06:26.54] <KK> Someone wasn't holding their mouth right.
[06:27.18] * You are now known as Evie
[06:27.19] --NickServ-- This nickname is registered. Please choose a different nickname, or identify via /msg NickServ identify <password>.
[06:27.21] *NickServ* identify r2d2c3po
[06:27.22] --NickServ-- You are now identified for Evie.
[06:27.22] * derynibot sets mode +o Evie for #deryni_destinations
[06:27.30] <Shiral> Oh, THERE you are, Evie!
[06:27.36] <Evie> Yes, finally!
[06:27.36] <BalanceTheEnergies> I've always thought Deryni were in some sense bioelectric and use their own energy to recharge their cubes.
[06:27.52] <~bynw> you should see my email alerts that stuff was down
[06:28.24] <Evie> :-D
[06:28.45] <The_Bee> What kinds of things usually cause glitches like these?
[06:28.49] * DuncanMcLain (DuncanMcLain@OWIRCN-355767be.al.charter.com) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[06:29.02] <BalanceTheEnergies> Hello Duncan
[06:29.12] * Jerusha (Jerusha@OWIRCN-ae486f4d.dsl.bell.ca) Quit (khisanth.otherworlders.org thulcandra.otherworlders.org)
[06:29.12] * KK (~473e1dd9@OWIRCN-1bdd9d77.org) Quit (khisanth.otherworlders.org thulcandra.otherworlders.org)
[06:29.12] * Derynifank (~44e5648f@OWIRCN-1bdd9d77.org) Quit (khisanth.otherworlders.org thulcandra.otherworlders.org)
[06:29.12] <~bynw> bee, you could write a book on possibilities
[06:29.12] <Jemler> hi duncan
[06:29.12] <DuncanMcLain> Testing this newfangled magic
[06:29.15] <The_Bee> Welcome, your holiness
[06:29.23] <Jemler> here we go again!
[06:29.34] <~bynw> and there we go we just lost 3 of them
[06:29.34] <DuncanMcLain> Not particularly holy, just excellent. :-D
[06:29.55] <Evie> Ack!
[06:29.58] <Jemler> 3 people dropped: including kk!
[06:30.08] <Shiral> Hello Duncan. You're  a fellow ahead of your time
[06:30.13] <Evie> This is going to be an interesting transcript.
[06:30.41] <The_Bee> We need an exorcist.  Someone is sabotaging our Portal.
[06:31.04] <Jemler> duncan! you're up!
[06:31.13] <DuncanMcLain> I was asked to come and help keep a log of the chat in case our mods all die at once. So to speak.
[06:31.22] <BalanceTheEnergies> How odd. Is there a limit to the number of chatters or what? Three got bounced together once before, if my window is to be believed.
[06:31.27] <~bynw> lol
[06:31.33] <~bynw> no there is no limit BalanceTheEnergies
[06:31.38] <Evie> No limit, BtE
[06:31.51] <~bynw> there is a network problem right at our hosting company
[06:32.01] <Evie> Just the chatroom having a hissy fit
[06:32.06] <Jemler> they don't know they're gone?
[06:32.12] <DuncanMcLain> Would an exorcism help?
[06:32.31] <The_Bee> would the alternate chat be any better?
[06:32.37] <~bynw> no
[06:32.39] <Evie> I doubt it.
[06:32.57] <BalanceTheEnergies> I think some have tried that and it failed to help.
[06:33.09] <DuncanMcLain> I'm using Kiwi. Not sure how using a flightless bird or a hairy fruit makes the experience any better.
[06:33.30] <BalanceTheEnergies> I don't know. I like kiwi fruit.
[06:33.33] <Jemler> i use mirc
[06:34.05] <Evie> Is it possible to log the transcript via Kiwi? Probably something I ought to have checked before sending Duncan in. Not that I'm not happy to see you, Your Excellency.
[06:34.18] <Jemler> evie, text kk
[06:34.27] <DuncanMcLain> Ah, now you think of the fine details. Typical.
[06:34.51] <Jemler> i ain't touchin' that! :)
[06:35.12] <Shiral> It appears to be an academic topic at the moment, if KK can't get back in
[06:35.20] * Evie sings "Can't Touch This"
[06:35.27] <BalanceTheEnergies> lol
[06:35.29] <~bynw> physically the problem is in LA
[06:36.05] <Jemler> that's too bad evie, cause "girls just wanna have fun"!
[06:36.16] <BalanceTheEnergies> Hmm. Fire-related? I heard Anaheim is having fire issues.
[06:36.20] <Evie> THIS girl just wants to have KK back!
[06:36.43] <Jemler> send her a text.
[06:36.51] <Shiral> Anaheim is, yes
[06:37.21] <Evie> I'm texting her
[06:37.33] <The_Bee> KK is probably trying to return as we speak.
[06:38.17] <Shiral> Dmitri just arrived. Sends his purrs
[06:38.42] <BalanceTheEnergies> Hello Dmitri
[06:39.00] * The_Bee skritches Dmitri
[06:39.07] <Jemler> does the name dmitri mean anything?
[06:39.07] * KK (~473e1dd9@OWIRCN-1bdd9d77.org) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[06:39.10] <Jemler> KK!
[06:39.11] <Evie> I have Luke across my arms as usual
[06:39.16] * Derynifank (Derynifank@OWIRCN-af550fea.hr.cox.net) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[06:39.17] <The_Bee> WB KK
[06:39.18] <BalanceTheEnergies> rehi kk
[06:39.23] <Shiral> He wants it known he liked my old desk lamp more. It generated warmth.
[06:39.25] <DuncanMcLain> Welcome back, my creator!
[06:39.26] <~bynw> welcome back KK
[06:39.26] <Jemler> now jerusha
[06:39.26] <Shiral> WB KK
[06:39.53] <The_Bee> I think Dmitri may be the Russian masculine form of Demeter.
[06:39.57] <Evie> Glad you were able to  make it back in
[06:40.03] <Shiral> Jemler, Dmitri was named after the Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky
[06:40.11] <Shiral> That was my inspiration
[06:40.39] <Evie> I figured he probably wasn't named for Dimitri in TBP, although the spelling is slightly different, so that should have been my first clue.
[06:40.55] <Shiral> the origins of the name....that I don't know
[06:41.17] <Shiral> Dmitri is gray, and he's a very vocal cat.
[06:41.42] <The_Bee> Demetrius in Latin?
[06:41.46] <Evie> Luke is named Luke because he can be a whiny baby like Luke Skywalker in the first Star Wars movie.
[06:42.15] <Shiral> Oh dear, our GOH doesn't seem able to communicate with us
[06:42.33] <KK> OK, while I was tapping out a text to Evie, it let me in again.  But I hold little faith that this will continue working tonight.
[06:42.34] <The_Bee> Melantha's name mean "dark flower"
[06:42.50] <Evie> :-(
[06:43.12] * DuncanMcLain wonders which saint covers internet connections?
[06:43.13] <KK> On the other hand, maybe.  Hope springs eternal.
[06:43.41] <Shiral> While you're here, how has your week been, KK?
[06:44.04] <Jemler> according to babynames.com Dmitri means "Devotee of Demeter". Demeter means "Barley-mother"
[06:44.41] <Shiral> I don't think Dmitri the cat is all that interested in Barley.
[06:45.33] <Evie> I've been mainly doing Halloween miniatures crafting, although with our touchy connections, it might be best to wait until this transcript is posted before checking this link. Assuming we're able to post one.  ++https://flic.kr/p/YZpGcN,,
[06:45.39] <KK> Busy.  Cameron flw in on Wednesday to fetch his new (to him) diesel Jeep, so we spent several days helping him chase down minor repairs and load the thing up with his table & chairs that hav been in storage, and also a few other smaller things that would fit.  He left Friday 2 pm-ish and got home last evening.  A long drive by oneself, but he does like to drive.  No problems.
[06:45.49] <BalanceTheEnergies> I read in a book on cats that the best cat names have and "ee" sound. Something about the cat hearing that sound better or some such.
[06:46.12] <Jemler> Saint Ididore of Seville is the Patron Saint of the internet, computer users, computer technicians, programmers and students.
[06:46.19] <Evie> Gigi definitely recognizes the sound of her name
[06:46.31] <~bynw> both of my cat's names end in an ee sound
[06:46.34] <The_Bee> eeee like a mouse squealing? or a kitten mewing?
[06:46.51] <Shiral> Well my two understand "Kitty Breakfast/supper, and "GET DOWN FROM THERE RIGHT NOW!"
[06:46.53] <BalanceTheEnergies> Mine too.
[06:46.58] <Evie> And Luke often gets changed to Lukey
[06:47.24] <BalanceTheEnergies> Wimsey is named for Dorothy Sayers' detective.
[06:47.24] <Evie> Or Lukey Bukey. Or You Horrible Pest.
[06:47.30] <Jemler> call him Lukey and he never gets Lucky!
[06:47.44] <Evie> He never does anyway. He's neutered.  :-D
[06:47.54] <BalanceTheEnergies> :D
[06:48.07] <Shiral> Dmitri thinks his complete name is "Dmitri move!"
[06:48.15] <Jemler> no bte, more like :O
[06:48.33] <Evie> Luke is across both of my arms again
[06:48.53] <~bynw> Kagi and Andi are just to the right of me laying on the bed
[06:48.58] <DuncanMcLain> He does that because you allow him to, Evie.
[06:49.31] <BalanceTheEnergies> His Grace is sleeping on the bed in the place I generally lay. I expect him to wake up any minute.
[06:49.35] <Evie> :-P to His Nibs.
[06:50.05] <Evie> I read that and thought "Cardiel?" And then realized you meant Wimsey.  :-D
[06:50.40] <DuncanMcLain> And that's how scandalous rumors get started.
[06:51.15] <Jemler> just buy another mattress, duncan.
[06:51.21] <Evie> I had a book related question before coming in here, but now it's fled my brain entirely.
[06:51.29] <BalanceTheEnergies> Yeah, since the sequel about the emeralds. Lord Peter's brother died and he became the Duke of Denver.
[06:51.53] <Evie> Presumably not the one in Colorado.  :-D
[06:52.15] <Shiral> I didn't think that was a Duchy. =o)
[06:52.17] <BalanceTheEnergies> Nope. In the fictional UK.
[06:52.17] <Derynifank> Which he did not want to be
[06:52.18] <Jemler> i've been there, almost.
[06:52.37] <Evie> You've almost been to the fictional UK?
[06:52.43] <Shiral> I've had to change planes in Denver, but that's about it
[06:53.03] <BalanceTheEnergies> I've been to the real one a couple of decades ago.
[06:53.13] <Jemler> we were flying into chicago when the pilot said "welcome to denver"
[06:53.47] <Evie> I've been watching "Escape to the Country" (home hunting show set in the rural parts of the UK), and wondering which counties look like which parts of Gwynedd and the surrounding kingdoms
[06:53.50] <KK> That must have been--a surprise.
[06:54.05] <Shiral> Not reassuring to have your pilot not know where he was supposed to go. =o)
[06:54.11] <Jemler> to everyone on the plane.
[06:54.16] <Evie> how did that happen?
[06:54.51] <Jemler> he jusy misspoke. he corrected himself right away. but i never dforgot it.
[06:54.54] <BalanceTheEnergies> A prank?
[06:54.58] <Evie> Ah.  :-D
[06:55.12] <Jemler> it was in 1996.
[06:55.35] <Evie> That would be one heck of a detour!
[06:55.58] <Jemler> he took the REALLY scenic route! :)
[06:56.04] <Shiral> Wonder how often he got teased for it?
[06:56.12] <~bynw> looks like 1and1 has fixed whatever it was on their network... we are all still here
[06:56.36] <BalanceTheEnergies> Yay!
[06:56.41] <Jemler> but, just WHERE is HERE?
[06:56.55] <Evie> I still remember the Southwest flight I took where we came in for a very bumpy landing, and as we began taxiing to the gate, the flight attendant quipped, "As our pilot bounces us towards the terminal...."
[06:57.11] <Jemler> The Blue Nowhere.
[06:57.15] <Evie> Followed by the pilot saying via intercom, "I heard that!"
[06:58.09] <BalanceTheEnergies> :)
[06:58.25] <Jemler> Evie, watch an episode of Leverage calle "The mile-high job"!
[06:59.01] <~bynw> i believe the datacenter that holds this server is physically located in PA
[06:59.09] * Shirals (Shiral@OWIRCN-e6adf1cc.ca.comcast.net) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[06:59.22] <BalanceTheEnergies> Hello
[06:59.27] <Jemler> Shiral, are you triplets?
[06:59.27] <Evie> If I can tear myself away from gorgeous English and Welsh scenery long enough to change the show I'm currently binge watching
[06:59.29] <Shirals> I'm trying this chat room, the other chat window is tiny
[06:59.51] <Shiral> Since I got in over there, I'm closing up this chant window
[06:59.52] <The_Bee> Hello Shiral's other self
[06:59.58] <Shiral> Er, Chat window.
[07:00.09] <DuncanMcLain> I wondered if you planned to sing for us.
[07:00.12] <Shiral> Don't panic if I disappear from here
[07:00.17] * Shiral (Mibbit@OWIRCN-e6adf1cc.ca.comcast.net) Quit (Quit: ++http://www.mibbit.com,, ajax IRC Client)
[07:00.29] * Shirals is now known as Shiral
[07:00.39] <Shiral> Ah, here I am
[07:00.40] * Evie imagines Shiral singing Hildegard von Bingen chants
[07:00.53] * Jemler is now known as Panic
[07:01.02] * Panic is now known as Jemler
[07:01.06] <Shiral> And no, I'm not going to chant for you. Plainsong = pretty darn boring form of music.
[07:01.14] <DuncanMcLain> Are you at the disco, Panic?
[07:01.35] * bynw (~fenix@OWIRCN-53b23a02.client.mchsi.com) Quit (Changing hosts)
[07:01.35] * bynw (~fenix@SuperAdmin.otherworlders.org) has joined channel #deryni_destinations
[07:01.35] * khisanth.otherworlders.org sets mode +aoq bynw bynw bynw for #deryni_destinations
[07:01.47] <Jemler> shiral said don't panic, but i did for a second! :)
[07:01.47] <Evie> Someone has been experiencing way too much 21st Century pop culture, methinks
[07:01.58] <KK> I rather like plainsong.
[07:02.02] <Evie> So do I
[07:02.40] <Jemler> i'm leavin on a jetplain, i don't know when i'll be back again...
[07:02.41] <Shiral> At least you didn't call yourself Panko, or you might have ended up breading some vegetables at a tempura restaurant
[07:02.48] <Evie> I sometimes play it in the background while writing, since it's less distracting than modern music for me, since I tend to try to listen to lyrics if I have the radio playing.
[07:02.55] <Shiral> Chant....is okay in small doses.
[07:03.28] <Shiral> I prefer an instrumental background music when writing
[07:04.16] <Evie> I can occasionally write to Celtic music too, but only with the volume turned down enough that any lyrics aren't a distraction.
[07:04.58] <The_Bee> Words and music use different parts of the brain.
[07:05.37] <Evie> and I found a set of medievally inspired sound clips meant to be background noises for fantasy RPG campaigns which are great for creating a medieval ambiance, if I want the clip clop of hooves and geese being driven to market as "white noise" while i type.
[07:05.38] <BalanceTheEnergies> I do the same thing with instrumental music (classical, jazz or soundtracks). The words distract me as well.
[07:06.06] <Evie> Or sounds of people at a feast, or in a tavern, etc.
[07:06.25] <Derynifank> I need to say goodnight  Hope everyobe has a good week
[07:06.35] <Jemler> nite df
[07:06.40] <The_Bee> You too, DFK
[07:06.44] <Evie> It's a set of different sound files that suggest different medieval settings
[07:06.50] <Evie> OK, Goodnight DFK
[07:06.57] <The_Bee> bye DFK
[07:07.08] * Derynifank (Derynifank@OWIRCN-af550fea.hr.cox.net) Quit (Quit: ++http://www.kiwiirc.com/,, - A hand crafted IRC client)
[07:07.25] <Shiral> Oops, missed DFK
[07:09.58] <Evie> LOL! I can tell when my DH is using his voice recognition software to send texts. He just said he is going to take some ibuprofen when he gets home because "I am a key."  I just asked if that means I'm a lock.  :-D
[07:10.24] <~bynw> lol
[07:10.56] <Evie> Yeah, that one gets screen capped.  :-D
[07:10.58] <BalanceTheEnergies> :)
[07:11.57] <BalanceTheEnergies> His Grace is on my lap. One-handed typing from here.
[07:12.36] <KK> brb
[07:13.30] <Evie> wb
[07:13.31] <Shiral> Voice recognition is rather in it's adolescence.
[07:13.57] <Shiral> The results can be amusingly off-base
[07:14.38] <BalanceTheEnergies> Rather like auto-correct at times.
[07:14.59] <The_Bee> Trying to get a machine to understand my voice can be very frustrating.
[07:15.29] <Shiral> Bad enough to have rented fingers. It's really embarrassing to have rented vocal cords. =o)
[07:15.38] <Evie> Yes, autocorrect led to me telling revanne that when it came to bedding preferences, my parents prefer a firm mistress.  LOL!
[07:15.55] <BalanceTheEnergies> :D
[07:15.59] <The_Bee> I've sometimes wound up screaming into my phone.
[07:16.07] <DuncanMcLain> I'll just slip out and get my purple stole....  ;-)
[07:17.00] <Evie> Mister Luke is back to purr at the computer screen like an insane thing.
[07:17.16] <Shiral> SOme mistresses are just TOO permissive. =o)
[07:17.49] <KK> I'm back.  I'm not too sure I like having my phone listen in to everything I say.  They can do that, ou know.
[07:18.06] <Evie> Yes, well, I am sure there are things about my parents' personal life that revanne probably would just as soon not know. ;-)
[07:18.06] <Shiral> What a nosy phone
[07:18.34] <KK> Indeed.  And on that note, I think I'll take my leave.  There are some steaks calling me.
[07:18.35] <Shiral> Everyone needs SOME  privacy.
[07:18.48] <~bynw> steaks are yummy
[07:19.01] <BalanceTheEnergies> Good night KK.
[07:19.01] <Evie> I turned off that capacity in my phone's Google (the voice recognition feature that listens for you to say "OK, Google") because I found out that's what was causing some of my phone problems.
[07:19.09] * KK steps onto her Portal, waves good night, and disappears in a shower of green sparkles.
[07:19.11] <Shiral> So your phone listens and the steaks talk?
[07:19.16] <Evie> Goodnight, KK!
[07:19.16] <~bynw> Evie, see PM please
[07:19.18] <Shiral> Bye, KK
[07:19.21] <Jemler> nite dfnite kk
[07:19.22] <~bynw> night KK
[07:19.24] <The_Bee> Nighters, KK!   thanks for coming and have a good week
[07:19.25] <KK> I wonder if the phone likes steak.
[07:19.37] <Shiral> No teeth though
[07:19.46] <KK> Hopefully, this will be a quieter week than the past few.
[07:19.56] <The_Bee> not with A-1 Sauce
[07:19.57] <Evie> You might have some expensive phone repairs if you try feeding it
[07:19.59] <KK> Good night, all.
[07:20.06] <Evie> Goodnight!
[07:20.07] * KK (~473e1dd9@OWIRCN-1bdd9d77.org) Quit (Quit: CGI:IRC)
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The Chronicles of the Deryni / Re: Stefan Coram
« Last post by whitelaughter on October 15, 2017, 02:29:20 am »
thank you!
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Tid Bits / Re: Off Topic: New Job
« Last post by Bifph on October 14, 2017, 09:01:33 pm »
That's rough, Elk. I'm in my fifth position in the last 4.5 years. It's a tough slog.

Good thoughts coming your way. Keep your chin up and work every day on getting your next gig.
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Tid Bits / Re: Off Topic: New Job
« Last post by Elkhound on October 14, 2017, 02:52:45 pm »
Unfortunately, things did not work out and I was put out on my. . . ear. . .after about a month and a half. 

They had me teaching MATH for half of every day--my WORST subject--and I was dealing with a class that was always obstreperous and was particularly bad that day, and I will admit that I lost my temper. 

Back to the drawing board!

I really hope I can get back with the State as I am less than two years away from being eligible for a pension.
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The Chronicles of the Deryni / Re: Stefan Coram
« Last post by Bynw on October 14, 2017, 07:55:04 am »

That's a good and thought out idea there whitelaughter. Gives one a lot to think about.
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The Chronicles of the Deryni / Re: Warin De Gray question
« Last post by whitelaughter on October 14, 2017, 04:53:10 am »
There is a 3rd option:

Peasant magic. IIRC in Camber the Heretic, his grandson and a prince find a circle that radiates magic, from the peasantry driving cattle through a fire to bless them. Warin could have access to this undescribed peasant magic. Peasant magic through one parent plus latent Healer through the other would create a combination that would look miraculous to the locals.

Or a 4th:
literal miracle - well, 'wonder'. Camber can wander between Heaven and Earth, yes? If other saints in heaven couldn't, what is to stop Camber, as a Deryni who has been through the process, from guiding other potential saints in Heaven through the process so that they can also guide mortals? Giving the setting, multiple canonized saints could have been recruited by Camber to assist him. One of these magical saints could be Warin's power source.

Or a 5th:
literal miracle - that is a miracle. Doesn't Denis Arilan in High Deryni point out that the similarity between miracles and magic does not mean that miracles don't occur? There's enough divinely inspired stuff going on that Warin may have been blessed by God, simply because God *knew* that the miracle would be mistaken for magic and so end much hatred.
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The Chronicles of the Deryni / Re: Stefan Coram
« Last post by whitelaughter on October 14, 2017, 04:38:16 am »
It would be more efficient to persuade persecutors that one or more of their members was a Deryni in disguise, and arrange a lynching. This:
- removes a threat
- keeps other threats busy
- if the victim is later proven to be innocent (quite possible) it undermines faith in the system (I'm particularly thinking of the popular Spanish belief that "the Inquisition was devised simply to rob people"), achieving the desired result of ending the persecutions, at least temporarily. Ensuring that the victims have traits to make people suspect this (whether being political enemies of the powers that be, wealthy, too young, too old, too rural, too urban, and so forth) would both making the lynching easier and increase the likelihood of backlash.

- finally, if everything falls apart and they work out that Deryni magic has been used to do this...you frame one of the persecutors as the 'Deryni' behind the scheme.
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Venture in Vain / Re: Venture in Vain
« Last post by Bynw on October 11, 2017, 09:43:37 pm »
Sure if you come to Iowa and help me move.
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