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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #15 on: June 15, 2010, 01:01:19 PM »
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Does the name Grythanak mean anything to you Hastur?
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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2010, 08:08:05 AM »
Hastur shudders to hear the name of Grytharnak the Harbinger, an ancient name and blight upon the freedom of innocent Pyraxia.

Hastur has heard tales revealing in the formative years of the city of bronze the creature was herald of Adramalech Daemon-prince of swords, a powerful ruler of proto-Pelosia in the years before Pelo’s Purges.
 
When the purges forced men and Daemon to flee seeking refuge in the broad delta that now cradles or home. It is said that Adramlech too saw a need to move his base of power and sent Grytharnak to herald his coming and prepare his soon-to-be subjects. But he had not warranted with the strengths of our people, and Grytharnak was subjugated and trapped by the great Daemonist Thernoll within a Pelosian trophy brought from Adramalech’s own hoard.

Hastur knows too that Grytharnak is of the Polycrus, and fears now that he should construe it is the same being as the horror that has assailed our great Koryph. Hastur also thus determines that he has spoke too often of its name and fears now the lengthening shadows in the edges of his firelight.

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2010, 08:17:22 AM »
You ask Hastur of the Blood-Veil? Hastur will elucidate quickly as talk of Polycrus and ill-omen has made for shivers of premonition.

Visible in the sky for most of the year is the Red Spot, the Maelstrom, the Blood Cloud. It is a hazy mist that hangs in the heavens, sometimes chasing the sun until it filters the light like a cloak before a fire. In the high summer munes, indeed at this very time it flows, wax and wanes, varying from a mere smudge to a great cloud obscuring the sun, which casts the crimson glow of the firey pit itself over the land.

The phenomenon goes by many names: The Maelstrom, the Bloody Eye, and others equally of ill-omen, for under its nightmarish light passions boil and man lusts, murders, and goes to war. The Pelosians name it the Great Stigmata, the wound of the Theus, festered by mans sins, from which daemons enter the world, they fear it's days greatly ...and Hastur feels for now they may have a point.

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #18 on: July 28, 2010, 02:57:01 PM »
is uma flat or round?

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #19 on: July 28, 2010, 10:11:38 PM »
Ah! an intriguing quiz you purpose Hastur, and one that in simplest form is dependent on which theorem you would hold as true…

The Whitelanders and Raphaelian’s provide paradigm, they would tell you the world is not flat, but raised in an arc from the lowest points off the east and west coasts of the great landmass, up to the high ridge of the Worlds Keel mountains.
 
They purport the whole of Uma is in fact placed on the hull of a great ship as it ploughs through the ether, the mountains are literally named for this reason. The sky is actually the fluid that the world carves through and the clouds are the great swirls of wake-foam stirred down from the heavens we cannot see far above the other side of the ship’s hull where the gods stand upon the world deck guiding its passage.

Their wise men would point to the breaking and slipping of the land into islands and then just trackless sea as evidence of the rise up the hull towards the ether-above. To them the flora and fauna of Uma are but the weeds and barnacles clinging precariously to the great vessel, with a similar amount of influence over its destiny.


Other cultures have other opinions of equal apparent veracity. The Uru think the world a disk upon which they crashed in a ship of fire from some other place. And they believe their distant gods still try to find them to punish them for the collision.

The Yerwi say the world a living creature, no doubt they think her swimming and bobbing about and we as but fleas and mites upon her back!


But enough of these others, here in the greatest city on all Uma, Hastur is able to draw comprehension from greater minds then these primitive storytellers.
When we compare the experienced perception of the Dromish, explicated from their Daemonic tutors and great planographia apparatus, with the keen insight of the greatest Pelosian thinkers, who have been able to map the movement of the heavens and proved and calculated the exact curve of the land then Hastur will confidently construe this.

Uma is a sphere.

Further, the land and sea are its surface with boiling magma beneath, as the shell is to the yolk of an egg.
Pelo’s method and Planological proof concludes moreover that the sphere of Uma spins completely every twenty-four hours on its axis, which passes through one point somewhere far beyond the trackless reaches of the Whitelands, and the other point a great reach beyond even distant Uruwei.

Hastur can even say with surety that the Orbis Terrarum  as the Pelosian’s name it, completes an orbit of the sun every three hundred and ninety two days, during which there is the passing of seven Munes, eight Lunes, one shining of the Girdle of Majhbé and a single wax and wane of the malevolent Bloody Cloud…

Yes, Hastur did say that the very globe moves around the sun... A complex dance in the heavens, encompassing all the other stars, each in turn perhaps having their own worlds…

…Bah! Hastur could continue to elucidate, but sees the growing look of disbelief upon your face, so finds it time to away to his rest.
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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2010, 10:36:25 PM »
so it is possible to sail north west from woodport and reach the island of Yura?

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #21 on: July 28, 2010, 10:52:32 PM »
Well, the Orbis is much larger than would allow such crude navigation as 'sail north west', more likely a fool setting off on such a course and some how surviving would inevitably spiral to the northern apex of the world, missing the isle of mists completely even without the misdirection of her druids.
 
However, Hastur would say that if you enquire is it theoretically possible to traverse the whole of the surface of Uma and come back upon your start from the other side, then yes Hastur would construe that such a thing could be done, though the journey would take years and who knows whether there is land or sea or other between...

No, far more likely that you would never be seen again.

To which end Hastur encourages you to the effort! …and will await enlightenment if you return.


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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #22 on: March 06, 2012, 05:00:44 PM »
The composition of the Pyraxian calendar?

Well we follow for the most part the erudite arrangements of the Pelosians.
..Whilst Hastur opposes their intolerance and expansionism, it is hard for Hastur to impugn their curricular of science!

Here, I have a parchment outline for your perusal..

[OOC: I will be adding festivals and holidays etc.. to this shortly - It's also be kinda nice if you picked your characters birthdays maybe?]

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #23 on: March 09, 2012, 12:29:15 PM »
Btw, in game its currently the morning of the 10th day of Mattusmune

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #24 on: March 09, 2012, 12:51:08 PM »
...and just as an interesting side note, there are 392 days in the Uma year (each about 23.6 hours long if you were to time with an earth clock), so and creature from Uma is roughly about 20 days per year older than the equivalent Earth dweller.

..for a quick and dirty calculation, just add two months to your Uma age per three years to get earth-equivalent age.

so an Uman 18yr old is the equivalent to a 19yr old Earthling in terms of physical maturity.

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #25 on: March 09, 2012, 01:04:41 PM »
So Nennia is nearly 15 then...;)

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #26 on: March 09, 2012, 01:15:35 PM »
lol! ..indeed!!

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #27 on: March 14, 2012, 09:37:02 AM »
updated calendar

current game date: 10th Mattusmune.

Birthdays so far:
Nennia: 15th Harthmune.
Stalland: 24th Benismune
Nik: 37th Mattusmune.
Red: 1st Fendusmune.
Magg: 14th Xullismune.
Kora: 32nd Xullismune.
Tessa Greywater: 1st Litenmune
Tess the Bajo: 32nd Fendusmune

btw, if you want to random gen it feel free to go here, room name "50dice" and use 1D392.



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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #28 on: March 14, 2012, 10:59:32 AM »
Boooo

I missed my birthday, everyone should buy me later presents to make up!

Stalland: 24th Day of Benismune

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Re: Hastur the sagacious (player Q&A)
« Reply #29 on: July 04, 2012, 10:31:50 AM »
slightly updated calendar.

Birthdays and a few notable event dates added, if there's any other dates you'd like me to put on let me know.

oh and Dan I think you said you had some stuff for me to add (either to this or the GM version) ?