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Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:44 pm
by DanielH
Is the Samarian angel ability to feel starlight and moonlight from canon? That’s the one thing I can’t imagine being possible with just advanced genetic engineering. Maybe with genetic engineering and no artificial lights, I guess.

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:54 pm
by Alicorn
Delilah mentions it. I have no explanation.

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:30 am
by DanielH
Re-reading deceived, by illusion, I have to ask: how does the Allspeak handle things like rhymes? Could Loki understand the rhymes about the implications a duck soul has for one’s evening even though she could not reproduce them?

Also, should I assume that the rhyme is somehow the same one which is obvious to modern English speakers despite neither of the relevant words being the same back then?

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:45 am
by Alicorn
You should not assume the rhyme is the obvious; I mentioned ducks because ducks have, uh, interesting anatomy, not interesting consonants.

I don't have a particularly clear idea of the exact way Allspeak works.

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 12:57 am
by cbhacking
"Interesting anatomy" indeed. True Facts About The Duck

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:53 am
by rockeye_stonetoe
I think anyone sufficiently curious could have looked it up themselves, you know.

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:43 pm
by DanielH
Can Elcenian dragons, Names fairies, intelligent devices like Brilliance, or other magic panlinguists do runecasting safely? I imagine that dragons can use any non-Draconic language, but would fairies need to actually learn a language (which sounds like it should be possible, but tedious and difficult) to safely cast a spell?

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:48 pm
by Ezra
Similarly, I predict that telepaths such as aranea would be obliged to learn a language. Some telepaths aren't really set up with standard vocal apparatus. Can you cast in sign languages?

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 4:58 pm
by Timepoof
Can sorcery (either/both) do illusions? Can enchantment? Ialdae?
Which of the magic users glow or make other stuff glow when they do magic?
At approximately what momentum level do sorcerers start being able to make themselves taller/shorter/skinnier/more tanned etc.?

...Who is aranea?

Re: Supplemental worldbuilding questions

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 5:04 pm
by Alicorn
Yes to sign languages, undefined to panlinguists.

Sorcery can do illusions as an extension of fairylights and invisibility. Enchantment can do them straight up.

It depends on how much trait/trait/etc. you mean.

Aranea are spider persons from "Mother of Learning", a web serial.