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Re: Pro Chef Tip Of The Day
Note #529
posted on Misc
Saturday, September 8, 2018 @ 14:04
Reply to: Note 528 posted by HaveToDoThis

Oil to boiling water for pasta is a bad idea.  It doesn't prevent the pasta
from sticking to each other, and, when drained, ensures there is a layer of
oil added to the pasta, making the sauce less likely to stick to the pasta,
which you want the sauce to lovingly hug the pasta.

To prevent pasta from sticking to each other, don't overload the water with
pasta.  Make sure that the water is boiling as the agitation of bubbles helps
prevent sticking.  But most importantly, stir the pasta as it is being boiled.
This is the most important part to keep pasta from sticking together.
Re: special daily blessings ++
Note #40314
posted on Ideas
Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 15:41
Reply to: Note 40312 posted by Muzmuz

I am not sure if I am for or against this idea, but I think that the best way
to monitor the benefits idea other than logging on for three seconds to get the
daily blessing is to 1. use up all bonus experience mobs in a day.  Even with
no-exp on, this is doable for everyone, and 2. to use up all daily quest point

Those are the two constants in a daily blessing and one that people shouldn't
have an extraordinary amount of difficulty completing.
Re: Rangers
Note #40313
posted on Ideas
Monday, August 27, 2018 @ 15:29
Reply to: Note 40196 posted by Aeb

There are a couple of things that I'd like to see be added to ranger.  The
first being additional spells at upper level around eruption to match their
Gaia's Revenge spell.  They already have eruption for earth, but revenge also
has ice, water and air that it can damage with, as well as totem focus to lock
one of those four elements.

Tempest as air could do for the air component and giving a slight level and
damage boost.  Or, leave it where it is in damage, but add a bash-like
component to it.  "Player gets knocked down momentarily by your gust."

For ice, perhaps a spell called shatterstone, ice spear.  Or, reduce the
damage a bit, and create a spell that also has a chance to slow the target
down as well as damage.  Icy prison, frozen burst, deep freeze, winter's
embrace.  Arctic blast for straight damage.

Water damage has a few ideas attached to it, which could make it interesting.
The first being a healing aspect.  A bit lower damage than the other spells,
but returns damage done in the form of a small heal, water of gaia.  It could
do something like what raw flesh does and reduce resistances called steam.  Or
perhaps it could have a chance to blind instead.  For straight damage, vapour
blade or tsunami.

To add to additional effect of spell damage, eruption could cause a bleed over
time effect.

Additional spells could help spread out mastery and not make it feel like 
earth is the only viable option for ranger.

If not to add to the spell effects, perhaps add it to gaia's revenge as an
additional effect.

For Crafter, give them a skill to take bonus loot items and merge them into
possibly upgrading the flag bonus to the next highest.  Base item must be a
bonus loot item to start.  Then x number of items to upgrade to the next flag.
So if a polished item is being upgraded, it would take 15 total.  1 base, plus
14 other polished items that are +/-5 levels at a low chance of success.
Axe of the Enforcer - Sahuagin
Note #16662
posted on Typos
Friday, July 27, 2018 @ 00:38
Keywords   : axe

That is all there is for keywords at the moment.
Can at least enforcer be added?
Re: Larry the Missionary say text ++
Note #16646
posted on Typos
Sunday, July 22, 2018 @ 23:31
Reply to: Note 16645 posted by Starling
One space between each sentence, they said.  Science just proved them wrong.
Washington Post article from 4 May 2018.
Re: unacceptable +
Note #39564
posted on Ideas
Saturday, April 14, 2018 @ 22:59
Reply to: Note 39563 posted by Redwood

Re: Change 'torch' social output +
Note #27472
posted on General
Friday, March 30, 2018 @ 14:53
Reply to: Note 27468 posted by Impurifan

I would be okay if school was changed to orphanage.
how many games are you playing right now? +++
Note #425
posted on Misc
Sunday, March 18, 2018 @ 13:15
PC at any given time:

Another mud
Guild Wars
Guild Wars 2
League of Legends
Diablo 3
Fate of Exile
Dragon Age
Dragon Age 2
Assassins Creed IV

And on the phone:
Lineage: Revolution
Final Fantasy Brave Exvius 
Showcase auction 85078
Note #48660
posted on Forsale
Sunday, March 4, 2018 @ 13:02

The following showcase item has been posted for sale by Taeryn.

The auction is for Gold and will end in 2 days.

| Keywords   : deep blue resonating orb dbresonate DB-Taeryn      |
| Name       : a deep blue resonating orb                         |
| Id         : 1935869597                                         |
| Type       : Treasure                  Level  :     1           |
| Worth      : 100,000                   Weight :     5           |
| Wearable   : hold                                               |
| Score      : 0                                                  |
| Material   : gemstone                                           |
| Flags      : glow, hum, magic, nosell, burn-proof, nolocate,    |
|            : V3, lauction                                       |
| Found at   : A Bad Trip                                         |
| This daily blessing item guarantees a one-time max resonate if  |
| it is held while the spell is cast. The stat affected is still  |
| random, but the amount added will be the maximum available.     |
XIV and market risk: a warning. +++++
Note #400
posted on Misc
Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 14:41
Reply to: Note 399 posted by Noegel

If it is a bot, then it cannot be executed.  It could possibly be dismantled or
deactivated, perhaps even disassembled, or unplugged.
Re: vault & sleep
Note #16465
posted on Typos
Saturday, February 3, 2018 @ 11:29
Reply to: Note 16461 posted by Tymme

It is a dream, so your subconscious could go with an athletic vault rather than
a storage space.
Re: Setwanted PKs +
Note #38905
posted on Ideas
Sunday, January 28, 2018 @ 19:01
Reply to: Note 38899 posted by Arist

Make the timer an affect so the person has to be online for it to count down.
Re: trollers +++++
Note #38584
posted on Ideas
Tuesday, January 16, 2018 @ 13:41
Reply to: Note 38576 posted by Tymme

Listen to Orange Joe here.
Re: Remove Wish Adjustment Costs +
Note #38427
posted on Ideas
Monday, January 8, 2018 @ 15:44
Reply to: Note 38425 posted by Turie

Not without having written it down yourself.  I can tell you how much I have
paid in adjustments for each wish I gained because I did so out of my own need
to have such a record.
Re: Stat bonuses for the classes ++++
Note #27386
posted on General
Friday, December 15, 2017 @ 13:05
Reply to: Note 27384 posted by Abelinc

Abelinc answers 'and bandit change'
Ylar answers 'What changed with bandit?'
Abelinc answers 'oops, didn't mean bandit, meant hunter...ambush'
Re: My favorite love songs ++++++
Note #313
posted on Misc
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 @ 17:07
Reply to: Note 310 posted by Shaleya

Word Crimes - Weird Al
Re: The Halloween decorations in Aylor are rotting +
Note #27334
posted on General
Sunday, November 12, 2017 @ 17:05
Reply to: Note 27331 posted by Arcidayne

The twelve months of Christmas should be a thing!

In the first month of Christmas my true love gave to me....
Hide and Seek
Note #60
posted on Jokes
Monday, October 23, 2017 @ 17:10
Einstein, Newton and Pascal are playing a rousing game of hide and seek.
Einstein begins to count to ten.

Pascal runs and hides. Newton draws a one meter by one meter square in
the ground in front of Einstein then stands in the middle of it.

Einstein reaches ten, uncovers his eyes, and exclaims "Newton! I found
you! You're it!"

Newton replies "You didn't find me. You found a Newton over a square
meter. You found Pascal!"
Re: Damage verbs +
Note #38012
posted on Ideas
Monday, October 16, 2017 @ 17:15
Reply to: Note 38011 posted by Ixle

You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

New verbage would be nice, but for condensed damage output, maybe a new table
for it and expand the barriers for each, or write new ones for it.  Decimate
being used ONLY when 1/10 of the maximum hit point pool is reached.
Re: US constitution / gun laws +++
Note #284
posted on Misc
Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 14:20
Reply to: Note 283 posted by Noegel

And drones.  Don't forget the unmanned killing drones.
Re: Clan Vaults +
Note #37875
posted on Ideas
Thursday, August 10, 2017 @ 13:19
Reply to: Note 37874 posted by Shala

That argument holds no validity.  Robbo doesn't have any sanity.
Re: Topics I would like to use for Trivia questions. ++
Note #27263
posted on General
Friday, August 4, 2017 @ 14:41
Reply to: Note 27258 posted by Redryn

Re: Khelda
Note #520
posted on Clan
Thursday, June 29, 2017 @ 13:37
Reply to: Note 519 posted by Ruval

I never really got to know her, but the times that I got to talk with her, she
seemed like the sort of person that you didn't want to go without knowing.
I am sorry for the loss she is leaving in people's lives.
Re: Enchanter: Coin Storm +
Note #37688
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 @ 17:45
Reply to: Note 37686 posted by Metropolis

This would help give enchanter a better path towards being used to level and
pup instead of to just switch to it when someone needs enchanting and regret
the power loss to kill things.
Re: Remove Myth from T0 GQ range +++
Note #27133
posted on General
Saturday, June 24, 2017 @ 23:40
Reply to: Note 27131 posted by Escobar

I don't recall following Trump's twitter account.  Did I lot into the wrong
place again?  I'm confused.
Re: Clinton now 1.7 millions vote ahead of Trump
Note #78
posted on Misc
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 @ 09:54
Reply to: Note 77 posted by Reina

Too bad that it is not a popular vote nationwide, but a popular vote within
the state in which one lives.  People are actually voting for delegates to vote
who will then place their votes for their candidate.  People can complain that
this is archaic or unfair, but if it were left to a straight popular vote,
states like Texas and California would essentially determine the outcome of the
vote by the volume of potential voters at their disposal, leaving smaller
states left ignored and without a voice.
How Donald Trump win, any hidden agenda? +++
Note #51
posted on Misc
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 20:59
Reply to: Note 50 posted by Samsung

You could try writing a note on personal to imm and ask why instead of going
this route.
Re: How Donald Trump win, any hidden agenda? +
Note #46
posted on Misc
Wednesday, November 9, 2016 @ 16:34
Reply to: Note 45 posted by Fiendish

Not to mention that there are more than a few people who simply do not like or
trust Hillary Clinton.  The same could also be said of Donald Trump, but those
same people don't view him as part of the establishment, so that was a factor.
Re: OPK Bounty
Note #36198
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 @ 12:15
Reply to: Note 36195 posted by Sandora

That would be too abusable.  Player X racks up kill after kill and creates a
nice reward for being killed.  Player X tells Player Y to kill them and collect
the reward.  It would be little different from getting a wanted flag removed.
Re: Names for 'opk' ++++++
Note #36142
posted on Ideas
Friday, October 21, 2016 @ 03:27
Reply to: Note 36137 posted by Khannon

I am sort of partial to Thug or Thug Life.
Re: Is RP a thing? +++
Note #46
posted on Roleplay
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 @ 20:42
Reply to: Note 45 posted by Noegel

It is not that it isn't a thing, it is more long the lines that there is a
serious desire from it from most people.  Oladon, I think it was, attempted
to start a DnD campaign a couple of years ago, but that sort of fizzled
after a couple of weeks.
Ranger Stat Bonus: Add Wisdom
Note #35892
posted on Ideas
Saturday, August 27, 2016 @ 16:52
Rangers come with a bonus to constitution, but they are also heavily dependent
upon having wisdom as well, especially in the spell damage area.  They should
gain the benefit that primary paladins and psionicists got and gain the bonus
stat in wisdom.

This is the breakdown on the skill set for just ranger.  I am not really sure
as to why energy ball is intelligent based.  Maybe that can be looked at?

Probably an error or two, but hopefully it highlights the need for emphasising
having wisdom as a bonus stat.

Primary Constitution skills/spells:31
Primary Dexterity skills/spells: 1
Primary Intelligence skills/spells: 1
Primary Wisdom skills/spells: 25
Affected Constitution skills/spells: 3
Affected Wisdom skills/spells: 9

Animal Abilities-Primary: Constitution / Affected: Wisdom
Dust Devil   Tame

Animal Abilities-Primary: Constitution, Wisdom
Animal Friendship   Skin

Combat Spells-Primary Stat:  Constitution, Wisdom
Air Dart    Gaias Revenge  Earth Maw     Moonbeam
Earthquake  Wind Blast     Fire Storm    Ground Strike
Ice Storm   Whirlwind      Solar Flare   Hydroblast
Cyclone     Fire Rain      Earth Shroud  Ice Bolt
Forestfire  Eruption

Combat Spells-Primary: Constitution / Affected: Wisdom
Rainbow     Tornado        Tempest

Combat Spells-Primary: Wisdom / Affected: Constitution
Call Lightning

Dodges-Primary: Constitution, Wisdom

Healing-Primary: Constitution, Wisdom
Natures Touch
(Side note: All healing/curative spells 
ranger gets deals with primary Wisdom)

Misc Spells-Primary: Wisdom
Sense Life

Misc Spells-Affected: Constitution, Wisdom
Merge Chaos

Plant Skills-Primary: Dexterity
Pass Without Trace

Spellup Spells-Primary: Constitution / Affected: Wisdom
Totem Guidance   Wolf Spirits  Totem Force

Spellup Spells-Primary: Constitution

Spellup Spells-Primary: Intelligence, Wisdom / Affected: Constitution
Energy Ball

Spellup Spells-Primary: Wisdom

Other-Primary: None
Archery      Goodberry     Flame Blade   Summon Life
Forage       Huntmaster    Volley        Preserve
Ambush       Pathfinding   'Transport Via Plants'
Divining     Gaias Focus   Reskin        Locate Animal
Heat Shield  Scout
Some Gauze from Thendeld's Conflict
Note #15966
posted on Typos
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 @ 14:14
| Keywords   : gauze                                              |
| Name       : some gauze                                         |
| Id         : 1701210373                                         |
| Type       : Treasure                  Level  :    93           |

This is a level ~93 item from a 20 to 50 listed area.  Seems a bit steep.
Note #429
posted on Misc
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 15:18
Lughnasa (unreformed Modern Irish), Lugnasad (Old Irish), Lughnasadh, Lunasa
(reformed Modern Irish), Lunasdain, Lunasdal, Lunasduinn (Scottish Gaelic), Laa
Luanys (Manx), also Lammas Day, Garland Sunday, Domhnach, Chrom Dubh, Crom Dubh
Sunday, Bilberry Sunday, Fraughan Sunday [Irish: Lug; nasad - assembly,
festive, or commemorative gathering]

Irish, Scottish Gaelic, and Manx names for the seasonal feast of pre-Christian
origin fixed at 1 August in Ireland and on the Isle of Man, the first Sunday
in August or the last Sunday of July in the Gregorian calendar; in Scotland the
festival is renamed in honour of Saint Michael, Michaelmas, 29 September.  One
of the four great calendar feasts of Celtic tradition along with Samain (1
November), Imbolc (1 February), and Beltaine (1 May).  Long a harvest festival
celebrating the ripening of grain and, after they became plentiful, the 
maturing of potatoes, Lughnasa commemorates Lug Lamfhota, one of the most
prominent heroes of early Irish literature.  According to early Irish
tradition, however, Lug himself established the festival to honour his foster-
mother Tailtiu in Brega, modern County Meath; Lug also led the horse-racing and
martial arts contests.  Soon Lughnasa celebrations were held in other parts of
Ireland, at Emain Macha for Ulster and at Tara for the whole of the island.

The Christian Church did not oppose the continuation of the festival marking
the beginning of the harvest and the weaning of calves and lambs, but the
different namesapplied to it obscured its pagan origin.  Eventually it broke
awayfrom its fixed time of 1 August and might include many days, especially
Sundays, from 15 July to 15 August.  Comparable but much smaller fairs, not
associated with Lug or Lughnasa, were held for Calan Awst [first of August] in
Wales and at Morvah in Cornwall.  Lughnasa and its counterparts provided a time
for horse-racing, horse-swimming, and games of hurling.  Celebrants might enjoy
climbing to the tops of nearby hills, both to pray and to gather bilberries.
Others would assemble at lakes and holy wells.  Lughnasa fairs might also
include the buying and selling of goods, especially at Killorglin in County
Kerry, Ballycastle in County Antrim, Ennistymon in County Cavan, and elsewhere.
Maire MacNeill's landmark study, The Festival of Lughnasa (Oxford 1962),
details the presistence and extent of celebrations.

Padraig O Riain, 'Traces of Lug in Early irish Hagiographical Tradition', 
  Zeitschrift fur celtische Philologie (1977)
T. J. Westropp, 'Marriages of the Gods at the Sanctuary of Tailltui', Folk-Lore
Brian Friel, Dancing at Lughnasa (1990)
James MacKillop, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (Oxford, 1998)
Note #428
posted on Misc
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 15:17
Tailtiu, Tailltiu, Tailte
Name for one of the three great fairs of early Ireland and the Fir Bolg queen
there commemorated.  Although much of Tailtui's character is fixed in the
pseudo-history Lebor Gabala [Book of Invasions], she is apparently a much older
figure and may be of divine origin.  She is sometimes described as being the
daughter of the 'king of Spain', but she may also be the child of the earth,
e.g. Mag Mor [great plain].  Married to the last great Fir Bolg king, Eochaid
mac Eirc, who named his palace after her, she was also the foster-mother of the
great hero Lug Lamfhota.  She led her people in the clearing of the forest,
which by implication becomes all of Brega or what is today County Meath, some
of Ireland's best farmland.  Some commentators see in this identification
evidence that she originally a kind of earth goddess.  But the work of clearing
proves so onerous as to break her heart, in the words of the text.  On her
deathbed she asks that funeral games be held annually on the cleared ground.
Lug leads the first games of horse-racing and martial arts at the time of
Lughnasa (1 August), singing a lamentation.

Coextensively with the modern hamlet of Teltown, between Navan and Kells, the
Tailtui assembly or fair [Old Irish: oenach Tailten; Modern Irish: Aonach
Tailteann] was celebrated intermittently from ancient times, and continued to
be held even as late as about 1770; it was revived in the 20th century but
then fell into abeyance again.  In its early form Tailtiu was the principal
assembly of the Ui Neill federation, but presiding at the fair became the
prerogative of the king of Tara.  Participants came from all parts of Ireland
and also from Scotland, making Tailtui the equal of Tara, Tlachtga and Uisnech.
The Tailtui oenach was thought an optimal time to be married.  The fair also
was the occasion of the 'Teltown marriage', a chance espousal for a year and a
day that could be ended simply by having the couple stand back to back, one
facing north, the other south, and walk away from one another.

Impart events taking place at Tailtiu unrelated to the oenach include 'Eremon
and the Milesians' victory over the Tuatha De Denann, and the deaths of Banba,
Eriu and Fodla.  It was also described as the burial place of the Ulaid.

Maire mac Neill, The Festival of Lughnasa (Oxford 1962)
Daniel A. Binchy, 'The Fair at Tailtui and the Feast of Tara', Eriu (1958)
Thomas H. Nally, The Aonach Tailteann and the Tailteann Games, (Dublin, 1922)
T. J. Westropp, 'Marriages of the Gods and the Sanctuary of Tailtui', Folk-Lore
James MacKillop, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (Oxford, 1998)
Lug Lamfhota (Long Read)
Note #427
posted on Misc
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 @ 15:13
Lug Lamfhota; Lugh, Luga; Lamfada, Lamfhada, Lamghgada
Old Irish: lug - light, brightness; lamhghada - long-armed, long-handed

May also bear the patronymics mac Cein, mac Ethlenn, Maicnia, and the epithets
Samildanach and Ildanach [Irish: sam - together; il - many; dan - art; master
of all the arts].  Celebrated chief of the Tuatha De Danann and central hero of
the Mythological Cycle of early Irish literature; one of the three great heroes
of Irish tradition, along with Fionn mac Cumhaill and Cuchulainn, whose
supernatural father he is.  Lug's usual agnomen, Lamfhada [long-armed],
testifies to an ability to hurl a weapon a long distance or to use a sling, not
to the actual length of his arm.  His usual sobriquet, Samildanach, also
Ildanach, suggests he may also have been a fili or seer.  Another patronymic
was Maicnia [lad-warrior].  Although Lug may originally have been a god of the
sun or of the light, he was still thought to be historical as late as the 19th
century.  The ancient Luigni of what is now Counties Meath and Sligo claimed
descent from him.  Much of Lug's story is told in the 11th century text (based
on earlier materials) Cath Maige Tuired [The (Second) Battle of mag Tuired],
in which he kills Balor, coincidentally his grandfather.  A close counterpart
and possible double of the Welsh Lleu Llaw Gyffes [Welsh: light of the sun /
steady hand], Lug appears to share a divine origin with Fionn [Irish: fair] and
Cuchulainn [hound of the Culann, hound of the smith], both of whom may be his

Lug appears to be identical with the Gaulish Mercury, modern commentators
agree, for two reasons: (a) Julius Caesar's (1st century BC) description of
Mercury 'inventor of all the arts' translates Lug's sobriquet Samildanach; (b)
the name Lugos/Lugus for Mercury is implicit in several place-names, e.g.
Lug(u)dunum, which survive as Leiden, Lyon, Liegnitz, etc.  At the Roman colony
of what is now Lyon, Emperor Augustus inaugurated a festival on the first day
of August, an anticipation of the later Irish August festival of Lughnasa.
Aspects of Lug's persona suggest even deeper rooting in Indo-European
imagination.  Lamfhada [long-armed], for example, echoes the epithet of the
Indian god Savitar, 'of the wide hand'.  Lug's use of magic links him with both
the Indian Varuna and the Norse Odin.  Commentators disagree whether the cult
arrived early or late in Ireland, but by the time of Christ he was the patron
of a harvest festival at Tailtiu [Teltown, County Meath].

The circumstances of Lugh's conception and birth imply that he was destined for
an extraordinary career.  His grandfather Balor, a Formorian, had been told he
would be slain by his grandson and so tried to prevent his daughter Eithne from
knowing men, but Cian (sometimes Cethern), son of Dian Cecht the healing god,
seduced the girl with the help of the druidess Birog.  Triplets were conceived,
but Lug's two siblings were either drowned at birth or turned into seals. Some
commentatorssee this as evidence of Lug's triplism.  Sometimes Lug is also
attributed a sister, Ebliu, wife of Fintan mac Bochra.  Grandfather Balor was
not spiteful, however, calling out to the nimble baby picking up an apple that
he had long hands, thus giving him his name.  Along with his divine lineage,
Lug could boast divine fosterage from the sea-god Manannan mac Lir, who none
the less chided the boy for his blindness and stubbornness.  Variant texts name
Goibnio the smith-god and Eochaid as foster-father and Tailtiu or Duach as

Always portrayed as youthful, handsome, and athletic, Lugh's dramatic character
becomes most sharply focused in Cath Maige Tuired; he comes to the aid of the
Tuatha De Danann, who fear that their maimed king Nuadu may not be able to
resist the invading Fomorians.  When Lug first approaches the citadel at Tara,
he is refused for having no art.  In successive knocings at the gate Lug
identifies himself as a wright or builder, a smith, champion, harper, warrior,
poet, historian, magician, physician (or leech), cupbearer, and brazier (or
craftsman in metal), but is told that the Tuatha De Danann already have one.
Then he asks if they have someone who could perform all these skills,
Samildanach, and when Tara's denizens admit they do not, he is allowed to
enter.  Upon his arrival, Lug dazzles the court with two more feats by throwing
a huge flagstone over a high wall and by playing a harp.  Nuadu yields his
throne to Lug, who successfully leads the Tuatha De Danann against the
Formorians in the central action in Cath Maige Tuired; Lug's piercing of
Balor's magical, lethal eye determines their victory.  In the sae text Lug is
credited with inventing fidchell (often compared with but apparently distinct
from chess), the archaic board-game described as a game of kings; and he is
also thought to have instituted horse-racing.  Lug assists his spiritual son
Cuchulainn in Tain Bo Cuailnge [Cattle Raid of Cooley], is revealed as the
phantom in Baile In Scail [The Phantom's Frenzy], and sometimes appears as the
consort of Sovereignty in oral traditions.  He reigned for forty years.

As befits a champion whose agnomen, Lamfhada, speaks of an ability to wield
power over distance, Lug's favoured weapon is his spear, about which there
are differing stories.  According to Oidheadh Chlainne Tuireann [The Tragic
Story of the Children of Tuireann], Lug sent the sons of Tuireann (earlier
Tuirill), Brian, luchair, and lucharba on seemingly impossible tasks as
recompense, eric (a special kind of fine or weregild), for killing his father,
Cian.  One of these tasks was to bring back the speak of Assal, Gae Assail,
then in Persia.  In another text, the druid Esras provided Lug with the spear.
In any case, it is usually thought of one of the four treasures of the Tuatha
De Danann.

According to the verse in the Dindshenchas [Irish: lore of prominent places],
Lug had four wives.  The two better-known are Bui, linked to Howth and the
Cailleach Bheirre; her sister Nas, linked tenuously to Naas, County Kildare;
the remaining two, Echtach and Englic, are cipherous names. An unnamed wife,
perhapsa fifth or sixth, was unfaithful to Lug with Cermait, the son of the
Dagda; Lug's vengeful killing of Cermait brought, in return, the revenge of
Cermait's sons (see below).  Lug was enamoured of Deichtine, mother of
Cuchulainn.  Strangely, considering that many early Irish families cited Lug
in their pedigrees, he is not credited with either sons or daughters, except
for Fionn's harper, Cnu Deireoil, who claimed to be Lug's son (perhaps
facetiously).  Lug's constant companion was his lap-dog Failinis.

In the most widely known story, Lug is killed by Mac Cuill, Mac Cecht, and Mac
Greine, the divine sons of Cermait, in revenge for the killing of their father.
This takes places near the hill of Uisnech; when the sons attack, Lug flees to
nearby Loch Lugborta, where he drowns and is buried in a cairn on the shore.
Other place-name traditions link him to Goll mac Morna, representing either 
that Lug kills him or that he is killed by him.  Still other stoires have Lug
buried at Brug na Boinne [Newgrange] or Luglochta Loga [the Garden of Lug],
which was the fortress of Forgall Monarch, Emer's father.  Allusions to the
name Lug survive in dozens of place-names, perhaps also in Lughbhadh, County

Lug's prominence in early Celtic culture was reflected and adapted countless
times in subsequent generations.  Early Christian commentators coordinated
Lug, the victor over the Fomorians, with the archangel Michael, the conqueror
of Lucifer;thus there are echoes of Lug as far afield as Mont St Michel in
northern France, the Michaelmas festival (20 September), and the popularity of
the name Michael Ireland.  A continuing allusion to Lug persists in Lugaid,
the seventh most popular name in early Ireland.  Lug's persona contributes to
the legends of several saints, including the twenty-eight named Mo Lua.  There
are also several discerible links between Lug and the Arthurian hero Lancelot,
even though many of the most ambitious claims for the Celtic origin of 
Arthurian characters are now dismissed.  Unlike Cuchulainn and Fionn mac
Cumhaill, however, Lug has not sparked extensive re-creations in English and
other non-Celtic languages.  Earlier commentators suggested his name was
present in lugh-chorpan [little Lugh-body], an etymology for leprechaun.  The
name Lug is applied to a radio delivering Dionysian messages in Brian Friel's
Dancing at Lughnasa (1990).

Anon, 'Le Dioe irlandais Lug et le theme gaulois Lugu-', Revue Celtique (1889)
John Carey, 'Nodons in Britian and Ireland',  Zeitschrift fur celische 
  Philologie (1984)
Roger S. Loomis, 'The Descent of Lancelot from Lug', Bulletin bibliographique
  de la Societe Internationale Arthurienne (1951)
Maire mac neill, The Feast of Lughnasa (Oxford, 1962)
Padraig O Riain, 'Traces of Lug in Early Irish Hagiographical Tradition',
  Zeitschrift fur celische Philologie (1977)
Joseph Loth, 'Le Dieu Lug, la terre mere et les Lugoves', Revue Archeologique
James MacKillop, Dictionary of Celtic Mythology (Oxford, 1998)
Re: Poultice +
Note #15678
posted on Typos
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 @ 20:48
Reply to: Note 15677 posted by Domain

I think physically drained is ambiguous as it can also mean it could drain hp.
Instead, what if it said something like "leaving them mentally drained and 
Re: Lack of war participation. ++
Note #26452
posted on General
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 @ 21:28
Reply to: Note 26451 posted by Quadrapus

If it is more participation that is the desired effect, perhaps strip away all
the benefits of masteries, instinct and potential and go bare bone stats so it
is more of a level playing field.
Re: Favorite Game of 2014? +
Note #32
posted on Misc
Saturday, January 3, 2015 @ 18:09
Reply to: Note 26 posted by Rumour

If it hadn't been Guild Wars 2 taking up most of my time, it would have been
Diablo 3.
Re: Favorite Game of 2014?
Note #11
posted on Misc
Thursday, January 1, 2015 @ 13:02
Reply to: Note 1 posted by Lasher

Guild Wars 2
Re: relax&kill +
Note #6561
posted on Tech
Wednesday, October 29, 2014 @ 18:40
Reply to: Note 6560 posted by DjDoodles

I agree with Doodles on this.  If the game is that difficult to play that it
requires these sorts of things, perhaps people would be better off playing
Progress Quest.  For those not familiar with it, all you have to do is load it
and it plays for you while you watch, don't watch, not at home, sleeping or any
other activity.
Much Thanks
Note #24751
posted on General
Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 19:47
I want to say that the immortal staff does an exceptional job in trying to
create a fair game in which we can all play.  It is, mostly, a thankless job
that is voluntary (masochistic much?), but one that does deserve recognition
at least from time to time.

So, to all those who put in the time to make the mud more interesting and fun
to spend ones time, thank you.
Re: Classchange cost reduction over time ++
Note #30217
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 @ 14:15
Reply to: Note 30215 posted by Aki

To get to that tiering feature, you first must pay 5600 quest points as a
minimum cost, or 7000 if you are feeling generous.  I wouldn't call that free
Buying 91 set
Note #43684
posted on Forsale
Monday, July 7, 2014 @ 22:56
Looking for a level 91 set.
Write me a note on personal if you are willing to make it and how much.
Re: Set Wanted +
Note #29696
posted on Ideas
Wednesday, June 11, 2014 @ 17:37
Reply to: Note 29688 posted by Khaleesi

You do not have to come out at some point.  I went 8 months with the same set
wanted flag.
Able To Walk Away In Combat
Note #14738
posted on Bugs
Monday, May 26, 2014 @ 01:40
I am not sure what circumstances are involved with this, but so far it only
happens with the werewolves in Amusement Park where you can initiate combat
and then walk out of the room before the mob is able to hit back.  Not flee
or retreat, but just walk out.

[311/830hp 718/718mn 1088/1088mv 20qt 2050tnl]
k were
[1] Your divine power <*><*> LIQUIDATES <*><*> a werewolf! [168]
A werewolf has some big nasty wounds and scratches.

[Fighting: 311/830hp 718/718mn 1088/1088mv 2050tnl  Enemy: 39%]
Slime Room
  You are standing in a room in which the floor is covered with
slippery green slime and a smelly liquid is dripping down the walls

[ Exits: east south ]
A man in a black flowing cape stands here baring his fangs at you.
A smelly rotten corpse stands here staring at the wall.
A huge ball of slime is here.
A huge ball of slime is here.

[311/830hp 718/718mn 1088/1088mv 20qt 2050tnl]
Hall of Bloody Body Parts
  As you enter this room you almost get sick from the smell of
decaying body parts. There are rotten arms and legs thrown all over
the place here.

[ Exits: north west ]
A corpse wrapped in tattered robes is here looking for its sarcophagus.
(Wounded) A man dressed up in a cheap werewolf suit stands here smoking.

[311/830hp 718/718mn 1087/1088mv 20qt 2050tnl]
k were
[1] Your divine power <-:-> ASPHYXIATES <-:-> a werewolf! [140]
A werewolf is damned forever by the holy power!!
You receive 67+7 experience points.
You receive 36 'rare kill' experience bonus.
Your daily blessing added 19 gold to the corpse.
You have 94 daily blessing bonus gold kills remaining.
You get 38 gold coins from the damned corpse of a werewolf.
You are taxed 3 gold coins by your clan.
You get I love Aardwolf from the damned corpse of a werewolf.
I love Aardwolf crumbles into 10,000 gold pieces.
You are taxed 1,000 gold by your clan.
Eochaid Ollathair gives you 8 gold coins for the damned corpse of a werewolf.

The crumbling token doesn't seem to have any issue with this as it has happened
with every werewolf in the Park, but no other mob.
Aardington Estate Task Start
Note #14642
posted on Bugs
Sunday, April 27, 2014 @ 13:27
The Earl of Aardington says, "You have an intelligent look about you, and
 I am in need of someone quick-witted to help with a few jobs around the
 estate. If you are willing, know that I will pay well. To help me out,
 please say yes."

Minor syntax, but if you were to "say Yes." it will not work.  You have to
leave the punctuation off to get it to work, which isn't what the coloured
portion shows to do.
Help aarchaeology
Note #14180
posted on Typos
Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 13:55
To be consistant, shouldn't all archaeology references be turned to the game
spelling of aarchaeology?

Notably, bulletins 2, 3, 4 and 5.

If not, then the reference to "archaeology professor" should be "aarchaeology
professor" since that is how his name shows in the game.

This being in bulletin 3.
Re: Other ways to gain exp. +
Note #28588
posted on Ideas
Thursday, February 20, 2014 @ 00:33
Reply to: Note 28581 posted by Hwuaijijal

Just to the thread in general.

First suggestion would be add in wizi mobs that randomly teleport to any room
that isn't clan or imm flagged.  The first person to enter the room with this
mob would get an experience bonus.  The longer the mob sits, the more that it
will give out in experience, to a cap.

Give a small experience bonus per beneficial spell, possibly only spellup
related, per cast.  This would then either flag the recipient as having gained
a spellup in the last half hour and no longer eligible to give more to
another, or flag the recipient that playerX has cast a spellup on him, and
no longer able to gaine further experience from playerX for a certain amount
of time.

A bit more subjective, time and labour intensive would be to reward people
for making cogent ideas or adding to the discussion in a rational manner.
This might get people who are shy about posting a reason to offer their
thoughts on things.  Not entirely a feasible idea, but something to consider.
Re: Twitter rewards ++++++++
Note #23941
posted on General
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 @ 17:26
Reply to: Note 23940 posted by Rumour

Just responding in general.

I do not have a twitter account.  I highly doubt that I will ever have one to
be honest.  This is my choice.  No one coerced me to make this decision.  As
such, any thing that I might miss out on is of my own volition.  I do not in
any way feel that I am alienated because of this.  If I did, I would feel that
I was being alienated from trivia games because I don't read or type fast
enough to answer promptly, or in gquests where I can't kill fast enough to keep
up, or when I am offline and events in-game are being run and I am not here to
have an opportunity to participate.

This brings awareness to a wider audience, which is great.  It gets people
interested in other forms of media, which is also can be a good thing.  It
does not force anyone to do anything that they do not wish to do, which is
always a good thing.  If there is a twitter game in which a few quest points
are given out as a reward, how is this any different from being offline when
a gquest is run?  Or being afk when one is run and you are online?  Or you
simply do not join because you don't want to do it?

If the rewards were such that they compromise a fair gaming environment, then
perhaps I could see the dissent against this form of outside games.  The most
that I have seen is one trivia point to winners of a competition.  Sitting
still and doing nothing, I would be willing to bet I get more quest points and
trivia points doing that than is given out through the out of game formats.