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by Aurrin
Tue Jan 09, 2007 3:58 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Ralph moved
Replies: 8
Views: 4914

So much for 'not caring about being a mod'.

I doubt if I'd even be allowed to sign up.
by Aurrin
Sun Jan 07, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Undead; True or Misidentified?
Replies: 29
Views: 10885

As to the whole soul-returning-to-the-body thing, keep in mind that God is all powerful, but He isn't the only player on the scene, as it were, and God HAS returned the soul to the dead before Two points: 1) He is the only player with the capability to do that. 2) If he brought someone back to life...
by Aurrin
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:55 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Can God add (Numbers 3)?
Replies: 23
Views: 8089

Here is another I came across: Ezra 1 9-11. Items enumerated: 30+1029+30+410+1000=2499 Total given: 5400. I think the last figure given is the value of what was taken, not the total number of items. I mean, they're very different items. Either that, or there may have been other items and they only ...
by Aurrin
Sat Jan 06, 2007 8:51 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Can God add (Numbers 3)?
Replies: 23
Views: 8089

Re: Can God add (Numbers 3)?

The book of Numbers gives the a count of Levite males a month and older by three clans or houses. Verse 22 7500 Verse 28 8600 Verse 34 6200 Then a total is given in Verse 39 as 22000. But these numbers total 22300! And if you say it is a scribe's error, than how can I trust anything in the Bible th...
by Aurrin
Thu Jan 04, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

In the first place, we know that fear can be displaced. Ennias Longscript was a rare man, but no so rare that what he showed of humanity cannot take root elsewhere. We can dispel fear when we can allow real contact. What you propose is still, when all is said and done, hiding. Whether altogether or ...
by Aurrin
Thu Jan 04, 2007 10:54 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

A group of 100 well-trained soldiers is only more effective in a few select cases. Outnumbered 10 to 1, and don't kid yourself into thinking they wouldn't send an army of a thousand or more, they'd still be outmatched. And the idea that a few enchanted magical weapons are going to place you ahead of...
by Aurrin
Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:58 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

Trading for the land and then expanding the mistwall would be acceptable from a legal standpoint. But they would become curious if the knew it was deliberately covered. As it is, many of them think this is a natural phenomena, which is why they do not investigate in force. That won't hold true for l...
by Aurrin
Wed Jan 03, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

Oh yes. A 'group' of troops. And you expect them to stand up to an advancing human army with Whakadus, I suppose? (*muffled snickers around the room*) I find it odd that to know so much of humans, you have forgotten that they don't always react to fear by withdrawing. On the contrary: given the almo...
by Aurrin
Tue Jan 02, 2007 3:17 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

On the contrary, my good sir. Defenses are a third option, a corollary to the free traders, but with a very different set of risks and benefits. Take care not to fall into the false dichotomy of 'Free Trader' versus 'Expansionist'. In a world of infinite variety and complexity, I would submit that t...
by Aurrin
Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:35 am
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

Well there you have it, then.

We could have even less time than I had expected. I'd call for a vote, but I'd rather that the assembly had time to think this matter over carefully, as it hasn't been proposed in a while. I'd also welcome any suggestions anyone might have to offer on my proposal.
by Aurrin
Mon Jan 01, 2007 9:48 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

Mr. VanPelt, it was not my intention to say that we should not use Lux weapons in the defences I propose. Quite the contrary: we should use them as our first, best defence, taking advantage of the buildup to develop new ones to complement our armaments, in number, power, and scale. Physical weapons ...
by Aurrin
Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

Indeed. And as all this talk of Ennias Longscript brings back to mind, the Mistwall is not even safe as it is now. It is only a matter of time until someone else slips through, perhaps someone without the scruples of a cleric, or worse. Perhaps it won't happen in our lifetimes, our childrens, or ten...
by Aurrin
Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:06 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

OOC: Still, it will take some considerable persuasion to get the populace behind the notion of restarting the wall building project. People have depended so long on the lake, the dire swamp, and the Wall of Mists to keep out invaders that the idea of fortifying their cities seems backwards and ridic...
by Aurrin
Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:33 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: Infinite Energy, Atlantis, and other meme's
Replies: 64
Views: 23737

(BTW: That picture is common in physics texts, but it's always bothered me. Unless I'm missing something, the E-field peak should occur at the B-field zero, and vice-versa; the energy content is transferred back and forth between the fields in that case. That's a semi-classical treatment, though, a...
by Aurrin
Thu Dec 28, 2006 9:59 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

OOC:

Well, if they have to hide behind the mistwall, then whatever they have is not ENOUGH. If it were, why bother hiding? I'm talking build it up until it can successfully repel everything short of the human hyper-mages.
by Aurrin
Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

OOC: No, single-point failure in that: 1) If an army charges through (it *has* happened before), there's little else to stop them in the way of major, concentrated defences. 2) Once it's known what's on the other side, it's known. You can't 'repair' knowledge. A 'failure' here means a failure to con...
by Aurrin
Wed Dec 27, 2006 9:12 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: Infinite Energy, Atlantis, and other meme's
Replies: 64
Views: 23737

Nifty thought, but that isn't possible. Electricity and Magnetism are not seperate forces, but one. And the changing elecrtical field generates a corresponding change in the magnetic field. The relative orientations of those changes are fixed. (I'm not a good one to explain the why of that, but they...
by Aurrin
Wed Dec 27, 2006 8:50 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: Hey all you fuzzy topped free traders!
Replies: 79
Views: 26707

Esteemed colleagues, might I intrude with a word or two? Thank you. It would seem we are simply moving in circles here, based around the two diametrically opposed political camps. However, it seems that few of you have considered other options. Allow me to elaborate. The mistwall is insufficient as ...
by Aurrin
Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: Infinite Energy, Atlantis, and other meme's
Replies: 64
Views: 23737

a photon always has a pairing, from what I've always seen it's north with negative which then oscilates to a pairing of south with positive. most 2d graphs of light show light's wavelengths only going up and down, a 3d one however show both magnetic and electronic properties, usually with north and...
by Aurrin
Mon Dec 18, 2006 1:00 pm
Forum: NPC
Topic: OT: Why global warming will not finish us off
Replies: 41
Views: 4895

All I can say about the machine is that it violates conservation of energy. Therefore, it does not work as advertised. If it appears to, then it is only because the inventor has been very clever about hiding the losses. (Either deliberately, or unintentionally.) Energy doesn't just spring out of now...