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  1. 9 points
    Ailith

    Travelling Caravan of Entertainment

    Greetings All Fuelled by the success of us all gathering in varied places throughout the realm over the birthday celebrations, I would like to introduce The Travelling Caravan of Entertainment! The idea of this is simple: I would like to keep a calendar of regular events of variety of interests, research talks, fight nights, puzzles, chill out and chat evenings and so on at a variety of appropriate places. Any who wish to host something or simply put forward an idea, please let me know. Let's keep the activity moving!
  2. 8 points
    Sushi

    Character Design Challenge

    Time's up~ First of all, thank you for your participation & inputs! It's more than I expected and I really enjoyed reading all the submissions. It's hard to choose coz I like all of them, especially Vicious, Aia & Ailith’s stories! I think their stories are very dramatic and more engaged with the MD theme. Also it’s interesting that Ungod’s story reminds me of a Japanese horror manga “Tomie”, and Fang actually created a love story/backstory of himself, Nava was very close to the deadline but he made it. So congratulations! I changed my mind, everyone will receive a reward~ (I should find a judge next time :P) Aia - the avatar & a colored item artwork Vicious - colored item artwork Ailith - colored item artwork Ungod - b&w item artwork Fang - b&w item artwork Nava - b&w item artwork *you can sell/trade/give away the rewards whatever u like. I will contact the participants individually via forum pm. 🧙‍♀️
  3. 7 points
    Ailith

    Mirrors and Reflections [Caravan Event]

    Greetings One and All. Welcome to the first event of the Travelling Caravan of Entertainment. I cordially invite you to Angien's Ferry on Day 146 of Year 14, server time 17:00. The theme of the evening will be: Mirrors and Reflections. Bring any prepared entertainment on this theme: Examples could be a poem, story, art, music, research speech etc. I will prepare some things also in case they are needed. We will feast and fight until the early hours, perhaps even blessing the combat of the evening with mirror magic if those that have it will cast. Please ensure that all the entertainment prepared is MD related and in good taste. There may be rewards if there are any outstanding contributions. (The date is Sunday 26th May, from 5pm GMT)
  4. 7 points
    fallen god

    Birthday Cooking Quest!

    Ah, one of my original recipe, discovered by accident as I terribly messed up another recipe. I present, tender roasted Grasan ribs, coated in BBQ sauce. The recipe is as follow: Ingredients: A rack of Grasan ribs, butchered into pairs A bottle of soy sauce, sold inside the Wind Sanctuary Thin foils, made out of a certain food-safe metals mined inside Golemus, manufactured into thin sheets by the little mans A fine bottle of malted goodness (I remembered of a player whose role was a pub keeper, can't recall exactly, sorry) Various herbs that you may find suitable for a rack of ribs, procured from the depths of Loreroot A big Loreroot onion Wild garlic and pepper, found outside the gate of Marind Bell A fine bottle of sauce, suitable for your taste Honey, in the forest surrounding Wasp's altar Recipe: Optional: Marinade Coat the ribs in soy sauce and add a few crushed garlic cloves. You may add any other seasonings and spices that you deem fitting Leave, covered with a thin piece of paper, so that the meat is completely sealed from outside air Steaming First, finely chop the onion and crush a few garlic cloves. Dice any additional herbs you may wish to add. Lay your ribs down the thin metal sheet, one pair of ribs per sheet. Rub them with pepper and any other herbs as you deem fitting Add onion and garlic, three cloves and half-a-handful of onion per pair Shape your foil into a small curve, then pour the fine, golden malted liquid, not so much that it spills, but not so little that it couldn't coat the meat Wrap up the meat, so that the liquid can surround the meat inside the metal sheet. Using a large pot, pour in enough water to be ankle-deep, then place a small steamer base down, so that it create a nice, dry surface, away from the water Place your ribs inside the pot, and shimmer for 1.5 - 2 hours, depending on how tender you wish your ribs to be Close the lid and wait, take caution as the water may fully vaporize, in such case, simply add more (hot) water. Coating and roasting First, remove the ribs from the foil, gently tap with a piece of water absorbent paper, or left to dry on a rack. This is to ensure the coating can stick to the meat properly, and the meat can caramelize properly. This is important. Place it in an oven tray, and roast over high heat for 10-15 minutes, to achieve caramelization. Alternatively, wrap again, in a new, clean piece of metal sheet, then grill over open flame to taste. Cover the ribs with your preferred sauce and honey, with herbs that you deem fitting. The final rib should have a nice, caramelized surface, while retaining its inner moisture and tenderness. A well-cooked rib should be tender enough that you can directly pull the bone off. Serve with roasted/mashed potatoes, salad and a good mug of golden malted liquid. A few notes on debugging your ribs: If it's not bone-pulling tender, you did not steam it long enough. If it's mushy, vice versa If it's too dry, you grilled/roasted it for too long. For the caramelization process to take place, you need to have high heat in a relatively short period of time. Or that your rib is of garbage quality.
  5. 7 points
    Herewith find a log of the recent occurrence at Wasp's Totem, which did find occasion to be bathed in nightfall.
  6. 6 points
    Aia del Mana

    Character Design Challenge

    Many thanks to Sushi for creation of this contest, and also for such generous provision of reward, each of which I note requires of significant time and effort from thine own tireless being. I certainly did not expect to win this avatar, but I promise it shall go to a character worthy of its beauty; I vow that it should not stay locked within a vault, but be displayed by one who shall provide of further depth to her being.
  7. 5 points
    fallen god

    Guilds - A Discussion

    Just a few two cents but, as of now, resources is a mess most without any practical application, and guilds do not have any significant impact whatsoever. It'd be great for the guilds to have some impact, such as the ability to maintain and provide better tools, and a way to protect the resources. The fact that resources are scattered throughout the lands, naught of caretakers, and there's almost nothing someone could do to fix resource regeneration nor punish those who crippled the environment. At the same time, the types of resources are too vastly different, yet governed under the same engine, essentially making them re-skin and re-name from one another (minerals regeneration? a lake having... 20 buckets of water in it?) A quick fix won't last forever, and a full fix requires re-thinking on how resources should be implemented from the ground up, in my honest opinion. It seems that it's all tossed up together with no sense of direction of how they'd impact gameplay. Hard to play make-believe with things that have no intrinsic values, which can't even be split and used for proper trading.
  8. 5 points
    Ailith

    Character Design Challenge

    And now for the story:
  9. 5 points
    This cipher was more difficult than usual, I assume archaic English was largely to blame (even though I'm sure most of us expected it will be archaic because it's Aia's quest), but I had some success with MD's ciphers so far so I managed to pass it after a few stepping stones. But the riddle was a killer for me No hints were really of substantial help, it was just a whole week of guessing after guessing. Actually the hints seemed like a quest for themselves What I want to say about Aia's questmaking... I think it's a proper MD style of a quest, and I would like her to continue to create such puzzles (and riddles), because they are proving to be a temporary brick wall, which can make players appreciate the adventure of solving it rather than steam roll. I would just suggest to remove the competition part, because it's a lot of stress trying to be first in something you're obviously having issues with If there would be a clickie quest with a permanent static reward, that would be perfect for this kind of quest difficulty. You leave it be for a while and then return to it with fresh mind and no time pressure. Thank you all for your kind words!
  10. 5 points
    Ailith

    Funtime Festival of the Fourteenth

    Funtime Festival of the Fourteenth So the birthday festival is coming to an end, and the last full night of the celebrations need... celebrating! I invite you to the Great Hall of the Sun on April 27th, Server Time 7pm until close for an evening of fun, frolics and fabulousness. It is an evening of contributions, and I humbly request offerings of entertainment and positive thoughts! Please bring with you something to entertain your fellow MDers, this could be: A story A comedy performance A poem Drawings that you have done of aspects of the realm A speech on something that interests you in the realm A song you created, as a link or as a roleplayed lyric A joke A puzzle for others to perform on the night An anecdote of a funny or entertaining moment you had in MD ANYTHING that you can do to perform that is relatively brief and entertains the rest of us! Prizes will be awarded to under the following titles: Most entertaining, Most thought provoking, Most prolific, Champion of the Celebration. There may be other rewards at my discretion depending on number and involvement. Don't be shy about contributing anything, all I want to see is a part of you in the celebration.. Even if it's a short joke or two line anecdote. So let's get ready for Saturday and HAVE SOME FUN!
  11. 5 points
    Vicious

    Typo and Grammar Fixes

    Decided to just throw this up. It's not vital to anything but there is some other stuff I plan on sending to Chewett privately. I didn't write this intending to be snobby or to criticise, and it's the curse of those correcting grammar to screw things up. Please note that I was educated in British English and learnt from British English style models, yet am trying to conform to an American English style. Pinch of salt, etc. [More Info] Tab Above Chat: Online UsersPlayers that were online in the last 60 minutes, or if they've just passed the location can be seen in grey, or will show in orange if they are at the location at that exact moment. (Correction) Players that were online in the last 60 minutes, or if they've just passed that location can be seen in grey, or will show in orange if they are in that location at that exact moment. I suppose you could use either, but this is arguably a more accurate determiner in this particular circumstance. The same goes for the preposition. You could say that you are "in" a location but it is more accurate to say that you are "at" a location. RP Reality RequirementThis is an indicator to/which remind/s you that some things are more real than others, even in a fantasy world, depending on how many observe the same "reality." How firmly you are anchored in MagicDuel's reality, or how careless you are about your role-play (RP), will probably determine your future in the realm, but for now it's just an indicator. This is an indicator that reminds you that some things are more real than others, even in a fantasy world, depending on how many observe the same "reality". How well you are anchored in MagicDuel's reality, or how careless you are about your role-play(RP), will probably determine your future in the realm, but for now it's just an indicator. Again, awkward determiner use, and then there's a full stop outside the parenthesised "reality," which American English style models would most likely disagree with. The adverb firmly is more accurate than well. Having Roleplay(RP) is acceptable but it's easier to read if split up. Below is a description of each Reality Requirement: - Intimate: 2 or less people. RP is unrestricted, reality is irrelevant between two people if both accept the fantasy. - Loose: 3 to 5 people. RP can go wild, but common sense is required. As long as the other few accept it, most things are fine. - Moderate: 6 to 10 people. RP is considered real only if it is based on proof or good logic. Your avatar may give you elements to support that logic as well as your inventory items, a very well established role in a clear and distinct activity, things in the current location/scene, or abilities you posses.- Strict: 11 to 30 people. Only real things, irrefutable to anyone present. These are the things you can do based on your actual abilities such as spells or special interfaces, actions supported by your inventory items, fights, and other interface supported actions. Simple logic without a real base to support it is not enough to form reality under this level. - Real Only: 31 or more people. In large groups, only what you can do in such way that is undeniable to anyone observing it, can pass as reality. What you do under this level should be stricter than the strict level and as real as it can get, so that nobody can say or think "no you couldn't possibly do that" or "you are making things up." Below is a list of what each Reality Requirement means. - Intimate: 2 or less people. RP is unrestricted, reality is irrelevant between two people if both accept the fantasy. - Loose: 3 to 5 people. RP can go wild, but common sense is required. As long as the other few accept it, most things are fine. - Moderate: 6 to 10 people. RP is considered real only if it is based on proof or good logic. Your avatar may give you elements to support that logic, your inventory items, a very well established role in a clear and distinct activity, things in the current location/scene, or abilities you posses. - Strict: 11 to 30 people. Only real things, irrefutable to anyone present. These are the things you can do based on your actual abilities such as spells or special interfaces, actions supported by your inventory items, fights, and other interface supported actions. Simple logic without a real base to support it is not enough to form reality under this level. - Real Only: 31 or more. In large groups, only what you can do in such way that is undeniable to anyone observing it, can pass as reality. What you do under this level should be stricter than the strict level and as real as it can get, so that nobody can say or think "no you couldn't possibly do that" or "you are making things up". You could write: Below is a list of Reality Requirements and what they entail. This is less pretentious? Also, there should be a colon before a list ideally. Instead of overusing colons, I decided to use As Well As to begin a list. There's also a stutter in consistency when the last listed Reality Requirement doesn't have people on it. It's obvious, and people know, but it just helps. Again, I've moved full stops to inside the quotation marks. Fantasy is not chaos, sometimes it's more real than you think. Understanding what "real" means, or should mean, is a big step forward in understanding what "fantasy" really is. Fantasy is not chaos, sometimes it's more real than you think. Understanding what "real" means, or should mean, is a big step ahead to understand what "fantasy" really is. Ahead is a bit out of place here. Not an incredibly major issue really. Looks wonky is all. Typing * [asterisks] around your text will turn the text contained blue *like this.*Typing ( ) [brackets/parenthesis] round your text will turn the text contained greyish. (Like this.)Typing links to people's public profiles, forum topics, youtube or wikia pages into chat will generate a link to them, looking like this: [Grido's profile], [Forum link], [Video link] or [MD Wiki: Chat]. Typing * [asterisks] around your text will turn the text contained blue *like this*.Typing ( ) [brackets/parenthesis] round your text will turn the text contained greyish. (like this).Typing links to people's public profiles, forum topics, youtube or wikia pages into chat will generate a link to them, looking like this; [Grido's profile], [Forum link], [Video link] or [MD Wiki: Chat]. Just moving full stops to the inside of things. Also, the semicolon is being used here instead of a normal, full colon. Location ViscosityViscosity of a location determines the increase or drop in action point(AP) cost for moving or using clickables in that location. It is determined by how often the place is visited by yourself or others. Visited more recently, the location memory becomes more fluid and fresh, thus the AP cost is less. Viscosity builds up over time and makes long forgotten places even harder to access. It is possible that the viscosity will render certain deserted places fully off limits if nobody visits them for a long period of time, or make other locations that have a naturally high AP cost easily accessible when when more people go through them. The value and its influence is shared by everyone in the same location. Location ViscosityViscosity of a location determines the increase or drop in action points(Ap) cost for moving, or using clickables in that location. It is determined by how often this place is visited by yourself or others. Visited more recently, the location memory becomes more fluid and fresh, thus the Ap cost is less. Viscosity builds up over time and makes long forgotten places even harder to access. It is possible that the viscosity will render certain deserted places fully off limits if nobody visits them for a long period of time, or make other locations that have a natively high Ap cost easily accessible when when more people go through them. This value and influence is shared by everyone in the same location. Action Point cost rings better than Action Points Cost. The comma used simply breaks up the sentence and makes it less flowing. This place as opposed to that place feels strange. AP only capitalises the A in a few places for some reason. The use of "This Room" feels very specific? Gosh, this is a draining and arduous way to do things! I'll consider different ways of doing things, but I'm taking a short rest for now. I hope I'm excused for posting in this thread multiple times? Chewett, expect a few PMs your way on some spoilery corrections.
  12. 4 points
    MaGoHi

    Birthday Cooking Quest!

    Ok we are done with this and the winners are 1.Demonic God 2.Aia 3.Rophs thanks for cooking the all dishes looked very good
  13. 4 points
    Sushi

    Character Design Challenge

    Here is my new drawing~ lets play a little game with it! Use your imagination to write a dramatic backstory for this character/creature in the comment below. It must be related to MD, and connected to at least one player/place/alliance...etc. Try not to repeat ideas that others used, I'll pick the one I like most (after one week) and give you this avatar as reward, or a piece of custom artwork for your in-game item.(optional)
  14. 4 points
    Hey everyone, First of all, I’d like to thank Aia for inviting me to judge this quest 😊 The entries were evaluated on 2 main aspects: ‘Spell-docity’: The resemblance of its content to a real spell document (both in content and spell choice) Progression: How each level gradually evolves in complexity and the cohesion between levels While I really enjoyed reading your submissions, I have decided not to award a wishpoint to the winner. That being said, here is the final ranking: 1st: Malediction (lashtal) 2nd: Flight (Aia) 3rd: Explosions (Nepgear) Congrulations to the winning authors! PS: The entries were made anonymous beforehand so as to remove any bias. The authors were only revealed to me after I sent Aia my final decision.
  15. 4 points
  16. 4 points
    NathanBlake

    Birthday song

    Not sure if it's good enough but oh well, here it goes. Happy Birthday MagicDuel Place where normal is unusual Happy Birthday MagicDuel Feast on this imagination gruel Happy Birthday MagicDuel Overwhelming heat accrual Happy Birthday MagicDuel In the chaos, shines the jewel Happy Birthday MagicDuel Play with shades, the nightmare fuel Happy Birthday MagicDuel Another year, the spark's renewal Happy Birthday MagicDuel
  17. 4 points
    Sculpting Tools - Allows you to create figurines out of wood or other materials for players (Alternatively, Tiny Men or Aramors). (Could be used with Pure Gold, Iron Ingots, Crystals, Gems, Cut Diamond etc.) (Could allow for long-range spellcasting on a target, but have it be used up? Different materials could have multiple uses?) Requires materials and perhaps some heat. I second Ailith, an item that creates a jumplink would be great for when the celebration is over and the meeting casts run out. I was under the assumption that some scenes were already protected from jumping? Feathery Quill - Allows you to write on paper to create notes that you can pass around, or potentially even write on books with multiple pages as a physical item. Sun Orb - Turns the scene from Night into Day for a short time. Training Dummy - Creates an unkillable monster (Empty Aramor type thing) with a low attack reset time (or none) to train rituals on. No losses or wins can come from it. Sketching Pencil - Used with paper, allows the user to capture a player's avatar or a scene in their inventory. This can be viewed at any time. Requires heat. Incense Holder - Allows the user to burn herbs using heat, providing various effects, more random for unidentified herbs. Fungal Transposer - Converts 10 flowers into an edible mushroom which gives a small boost or restores missing vitality/AP/EP. Fungal Transposer - Converts 10 flowers into an edible mushroom which makes the user hallucinate. (Could be used for fun stuff like the Nightshade or to see things like the carnival or defeated monsters again?) Cold Mold - Coverts water into Ice, which reduces personal heat or the heat of a creature. Dueling Sword - Allows you to duel with another, rock paper scissors style. Players pick the consequences of losing out of 3 options, and the number of rounds up to ten. Both must agree to duel. Erolin Shard - Sacrifices VP and fills with heat, which can be transferred to items, but not yourself. Cleansing Brew - New tea recipe or something, cures debilitating effects. Uses minerals or crystals, water and heat. Flower Identifier - Converts the Flowers resource into a type of flower, or turns multiple into a bouquet of flowers. Treasure Hunt Shovel - Allows you to bury items and dig for them. Warm Cloak - Prevents Erolin loss. Viscosity Torch - Channelling Erolin heat reduces the room's viscosity over time. Each regeneration has an impact. Viscous Oil - Increases Viscosity in an area. Made from a mixture of herbs. Heat Pebble - Reheats cold tea for more heat. I have many more, though don't wish to take up the whole thread. Edit: A particularly evil idea came to me once I'd finished and posted this... Frying Pan - Converts baby creatures into yummy meals. Eggs become omelettes. Elemental eggs become elemental omelettes. Young Knators become Fried Knator Steak, and you can get some Grasan Rump too if you want. Requires heat, maybe some oil too. Just an idea
  18. 3 points
    Rophs

    Birthday Cooking Quest!

    This dish is called good ramen. The etymology of it is quite fascinating. It is ramen and it tastes good, for this reason I call it good ramen. As ramen does not exist in MD we use the next best thing. While making a cake we instead make nonsweet dough and then push it through the quills that a knator has shed to give it the stringlike form. When No One isn't looking poke through his pile of unidentified herbs and snag some ginger, garlic, basil, and a few bay leaves. A good way to distract him is to write some really bad code and ask him for help to debug it via pm. Use about an ounce of ginger per person you plan to serve Use two cloves of garlic per three people you plan to serve, round up (don't skimp on flavor!) After you have made a ginger and garlic herbal tea add basil to suit your taste Add a bay leaf or two When the broth is done add the knator ramen. It's okay to leave them in the quills. The knator quills will dissolve to add more flavor (read: ramen flavor packets :P) and a pleasant texture. Let it boil together and marry into a good taste THE SALMON! We do actually have fish in MD. Remember cutler's fishing quest? Take a fillet of salmon (skin on is optional but I think it looks nice and tastes good) and plop it in a pan with some chopped garlic and ginger alongside a bit of Grasan oil. Don't ask about the Grasan oil, you don't want to know. Any oil works... Just let the salmon sit in a pan on heat while covered until it is cooked all the way through. I like to let the bottom side (without the skin) get a little crispy for about a centimetre from the bottom down. The texture from this is really nice. PLATING IT? Pour the ramen into the bowl and plop some salmon on top. Arrange the bay leaf as garnish as your discretion allows and trickle the oil and herbs the salmon cooked with on top of the salmon to complete garnishing this dish.
  19. 3 points
    Sushi

    Character Design Challenge

    [Updated] Finally here is the result of the item artworks, some of them paid extra for additional requests, Ailith cancelled her request and Nava gave away his reward due to lack of item. Total 5 completed artworks~ Thank you guys, it was so much fun!
  20. 3 points
    Sushi

    Character Design Challenge

    [Updated] After some discussion with quest participants, I have decided to set the deadline for requests for item artwork for the 2nd of June this year(30 days), after which the reward will expire, as I cannot leave this in my workflow forever due to indecision. Items may be found in the MD shop or by trading with others; unique or personal items can be requested from an administrator such as Mur or Chewett, sometimes in exchange for a wishpoint, although they may choose not to implement your item. Thank you for your understanding.
  21. 3 points
    Ailith

    Character Design Challenge

    Thank you so much Sushi, that was good fun to do Congratulations to Aia, a well deserved win!
  22. 3 points
    Aia del Mana

    Scene Redesign Challenge

    I call this rendition "Mischief Managed". Although most renditions above have used of colour, I have attempted to maintain this scene as similar to the realm as I am able; that one should instead observe of its differences. I recall the Paper Cabin many years ago as a place of mystery, quite remniscent of the realm, surely one of its most iconic scenes. The Paper Cabin, to me, were an allegory for the realm - a place where many secrets and puzzles hide in plain sight; where one discovers and befriends of its beings, and becomes part of its history. One worthy may become its tinkerer; to build and shape it for others to enjoy; developing new meanings and discovering new connections; the tragedy being that most of these shall lie undiscovered to most who do seek them. Of mine own welcome - this were many years hence; and sadly, most recollections are gone, other than scattered happy memories of friends that I did leave behind; especially Tarquinus of the Eclipse, whose memory continues to shape Aia as she is today. As the shade's mischievous acts within the above rendition of the Paper Cabin; so too are these memories; altered, scattered, lost; but the collective experience recalled as one of happiness, nonetheless.
  23. 3 points
    Vicious

    Character Design Challenge

    I plan on throwing something here, in honour of the art, after some talking. The Arrival Slightly rushed, I wanted to finish this before going to sleep >.<!!!
  24. 3 points
    i wouldnt mind a way to bottle VE/VP, not for me to use as such but as a way for me to use my VE/VP in a way that would allow me to store and share it
  25. 3 points
    Aia del Mana

    Birthday Cooking Quest!

    Herewith, mine submission - Cow-Tree Phở - simplified from a family recipe of mine inhabitor. Instructions are included for those who wish to create of it in the other-realm, also. Requirements were as follows: Five units of pure elemental rain-water - enough to fill a large recipient Two units of Bones, obtained of a cow that doth grow within Ailith's mythical Cow-Tree. Bones excavated from Necrovion will not suffice. One unit of thinly sliced cow, also from the Cow-Tree Three seedling-bulbs (preferably of the onion-kind) One unit of rice-noodles; a rarity within this realm A handful of ground aromatic herbs; a handful of whole aromatic herbs One handful of Golemian Rock-Salt A handful of leaves from the basil-plant A sprinkling of ground pepper-corn Twelve full erolin-spheres; alternatively, a full heat-storing jar (twelve thousand points shall suffice). Fill of a large cooking-pot with elemental water. Source of some bones - a kilogram and a half thereof (I would hope, from the Cows in the Cow-tree, rather than that excavated within Necrovion) - that with much marrow were ideal for this recipe. Sprinkle some ground aromatic herbs, and some that were not ground. (Those within the other-realm may use of some Five-Spice, and some whole star anise) - a generous handful shall suffice. Place within two large seedling-bulbs (those of the other-realm may know of these as onions; the brown or the red equally suffice). Do not slice of these into smaller portions; some incomplete cuts shall suffice, such that the water may permeate of them, yet not cause of disintegration. Add of some erolin-heat, and simmer for two to three hours, then, set aside to cool overnight (one of the other-realm may use a refrigerator to aid of this process). Once cooled, one shall note of a coalescence atop the broth. Carefully remove of this and discard it. To complete of the broth, add of some Golemian Mineral Salts to taste; one of the other-realm may, in preference, use of fish-sauce. Prepare of some rice-noodles; these are indeed quite rare within the realm; one must find a place to grow of rice, and reap of it, and cast them into flat sheets; one blessed of the other-realm may find it easier to purchase of these, and mine inhabitor doth quite recommend of that which were fresh, and not dried. If one may obtain of the fresh kind, soak in boiling water for two minutes, and strain of the water. Add of sliced onion-bulb, and of raw, thin slices of cow, from the mythical cow-tree. Finally, ladle of the broth (ideally, it were close to the boil at this time) over the dish, and sprinkle of some ground pepper-corns and basil-leaves. One so inclined may add of bean-shoots, or of further heat-spices, but this were not mine own preference. Serve hot; stir to cook the beef until it were cooked to thine own taste.
  26. 2 points
    fallen god

    Friday the Thirteen

    This here is to acknowledge that Aia has solved this problem. I'd like to congratulate her for coming up with a solution in such short time.
  27. 2 points
    Rophs

    Conspiracy Theories

    the reason lashtal has a rockin bod under those robes is because he's actually a golem
  28. 2 points
    Nava

    Nava

    (Quick sketch from Sushi <3) From long forgotten tombs and the ancient dream doth flow this stream, In faint echoes of a past unsundered, a grand tale is quietly uttered, First there was she, who birthed them all, and in their lust for power, they would see the world fall, To stop their actions and their might, a barrier was erected between day and night, The place of old fell to dust, and their awe-inspiring magic fell to rust, Two orbs collided then birthed two; one we live on, the other in view, Within the latter held the memories of the past, and within the former, a gateway was cast What do you dream of, what potentiality do you create? Inside your mind, at night, with fate? Fate is a book that one doth write, not an enemy for one to fight, For this is a web we live in, our subjectivity is connected. And within our futures, our hopes are erected, But hold them true and hold them fast, they exist in the present, to inspire and last, Choice and fate go hand in hand, and each is powerful, planned and unplanned, So dream with me, you who would come to the next world, you who fear not the dragon unfurled. If you wish to fly, be willing to fall, this old world we live in is the beginning of the call. The cycle has ended and began as it ends and begins. We are the last and we are the first, now I invite you all to quench your thirst. Make the world whole again, let imagination breach that which negates. And give no pause! For I am the result that is the cause.
  29. 2 points
    Hereby do I close of all entries to this contest. Herewith, the entries: Demonic God: 0,0,3,5,6,7 NathanBlake: 1,1,3,5,5,6 Nepgear: 1,1,1,6,6,6 Aelis: 0,0,5,5,5,6 dst: 0,0,4,5,6,6 Ungod: 0,0,4,5,6,6 (As Ungod and dst did submit the same die, if their die were that which were victorious, I shall grant each an anniversary creature. Additionally, a victory against this die is worth double, as there are two separate opponents.) A simple round-robin shall declare the winner, then: Demonic God vs NathanBlake (tie): Demonic God vs Nepgear (0:1) Demonic God vs Aelis (1:0) Demonic God vs dst/Ungod (do note of identical entries; 1:0 and 1:0 respectively😞 NathanBlake vs Nepgear (0:1) NathanBlake vs Aelis (1:0) NathanBlake vs Ungod/dst (tie) Aelis vs Nepgear (0:1) Aelis vs Ungod/dst (0:1 and 0:1) Nepgear vs dst/Ungod (1:0 and 1:0) Final standings: Nepgear defeated dst, Ungod, Aelis, NathanBlake, and Demonic God - a clean sweep! Demonic God defeated Aelis, dst and Ungod NathanBlake defeated Aelis dst defeated Aelis Ungod defeated Aelis (Ah, what misfortune, Aelis.) Thus do I declare Nepgear the victor of this contest - an anniversary creature were due to thee.
  30. 2 points
    The thorn messed me up. Should have realized considering it is literally a thorn and all the other characters only contain straight lines. I did try and brute force my way through the substitution cypher, but couldn't find a good combination for the "the", "thee" and "see" combination. I even thought of "tee" and "see" for a while, but "tee" wasn't quite right and "te" didn't really work either, so eventually decided it probably was some other form of encryption. Alas, it was an interesting puzzle. Compliments to Jubaris on figuring it out.
  31. 2 points
    Ailith

    Funtime Festival of the Fourteenth

    The Funtime Festival of the Fourteenth was a quiet but lovely occasion. We had a wonderful piece of music from Aelis, a drawing from Aia and some lovely riddles from MRAlyon. Though there were no further performances, we had a lovely evening of chatting and fun. There was also a medal ceremony at which the following medals were given: Aelis: Fossil Ledah: Golden fossil Nepgear: Veteran Vicious: Veteran
  32. 2 points
    I would like to resubmit my suggestion. To help continue with what I would like to do to focus activity on the realm, I would like a consumable that would allow me to cast jumplinks at a given location. The cooldown of the item should coincide with how long the jumplink lasts in case an event runs longer. The restriction element is common sense, I would have to keep to places that are open to everyone, and besides with my fresh account I have no access to super secret places, which are likely no jump as Vicious states. Should there be an event in Loreroot outside a special larger MD event, I would check with you first. Any who are a certain level of active days or who are in story mode should be prevented from using any jumplinks anyway. While it is true that given the scenes I have access to, others could just go there, but I have witnessed that people are more likely to respond to an invitation if a jumplink is put up. These items are not intended just for me, though. I am sure it would help others who wish to create such activity, or for quests also. My suggestion is to help with the following:
  33. 2 points
  34. 2 points
    Ungod

    Character Design Challenge

    This took longer than I thought, but it's still first try/improv.
  35. 2 points
    corn syrup - increase briskness by 70 for 10 minutes drain tool - decrease viscosity in a scene by a value equal to that of three players' decrease
  36. 2 points
    Maybe this one~
  37. 2 points
    Jubaris

    Conspiracy Theories

    There's a level 2 Magicduel server, you just have to earn the access. That's where all the legendary players (that are supposedly inactive) went.
  38. 2 points
    Ungod

    Equilibrium tourney IV

    *cheers for Jubba*
  39. 2 points
    Even though the Voice spell currently doesn't work (as far as I've noticed; and it was always a bit buggy), the current mechanism is ok (you invoke the youtube link with the spell) in itself, but it looks so out of place when you type the youtube link in chat as part of the spell. My suggestion is, can we make it to work radically different? We would have some audio files on the server. One audio file is called, for example, Storm, the other is Red. Then you would call one of them like this "Voice Storm", and play the storm file, rather than write "Voice dsfgsdfdsf" to invoke youtube video storm. We can have several generic audio files, kinda like we have several generic scenes for the dreamcatcher interface. Eventually, we could allow some custom uploads, but that's totally another story. On the bright side, it would allow musician souls to brighten our MD world, just like the drawing artists already did, we could make quests for them etc. edit: good thing we have drafts on this forum, I accidentally clicked cancel
  40. 2 points
    Aelis

    MD Birthday Playlists!

    Hey everyone! This is not really a contest, but I imagine it will please most. Here's what you have to do: Create a playlist with at least 5 songs that, in your opinion, better describe your country's music! You can try picking one from each genre, or simply your favorite ones. Totally up to you! Since we have multiple players from a few countries, it'll be interesting to see the different choices! I'll start (damn this was harder than I thought... I ended up choosing 20 songs ): This here is a bit of the rich Brazilian musical identity. I tried to cover a lot, but I couldn't focus too much on more recent stuff... too many masterpieces to choose from Looking forward to hearing your songs!
  41. 1 point
    Sunfire

    Equilibrium tourney IV

    The final round, this is it guys, the battle for the title... We have the Wookie on the left side, champion of the Lands of the East! And on the right side we have an experienced challenger, i present you Jubaris representing Marind bell! And in our battle for the third place we have an East matchup, SoS against CT. History coming to life again in this fantastic contest. I present you No one and Ledah, may the best Eastener win!
  42. 1 point
    Sushi

    Happy Bornday Azull!

    Happy Birthday Azull~~~🎂
  43. 1 point
    MaGoHi

    Happy Bornday Azull!

    Happy Birthday Azull!
  44. 1 point
    Lintara

    Happy Birthday Lazarus

    Have a great birthday, Lazarus!
  45. 1 point
    If you are aware of your talent it is only a matter of time before you get a hold of your writing frenzy. Fire needs to be tamed:) When i begin a story i have this shiny perfection in my head and i instantly fall in love with it. Now, when i start to write slight imperfections begin to appear and they tend to grow the longer the book, hence why i told you to focus on shorter stuff. Thing is, this is where hard work comes to play. Without it, you are just someone who have a story within you, not the writer himself. You must present yourself as worthy of your gift or half-finished story will always come back to haunt you. You have refine taste for occult themes where innocence is main protagonist, perhaps you should try the same field:)
  46. 1 point
    Nice to see you still on the track! Do you read something particular that drives you to create, ignnus? Or does it "gnaws" at your soul, urging you to let it go?:) To be honest, your ideas are far better than the way you are presenting them. Try to make many short stories from this at first. It will be rewarding to your mind that you accomplished something meaningful and there is less room for mistakes along the way:)
  47. 1 point
    Fang Archbane

    Character Design Challenge

    Agreed♡
  48. 1 point
    Here do I close this quest, as I believe there were naught that wish a further last-minute entry. So Jubaris did, in fact, decipher the stone tablet within a matter of hours of release of this quest, and did then take of many days to answer the final riddle; I commend especially of his ability to decipher. The hints are as follows: 1. There exist hints. 2. The shade's sibling is a blind. (The shade's other sibling were an awning.) Naturally, the blind shall send a message in Braille; the tablet above is indeed comprised of a cipher in Braille, with connected dots, save for one symbol. This shall yield of this: every rose has its þorn þnf etfe þhd þnimfe eh fltdþ ni fetylþ þt wltfftu uh sniu hs egdþ yiu btylþ þt þnir þhd fttmfe uhþ kngghg þtt yiu edgif þa þhdroef bnþni eh ftt 3. I am the third hint. Those who have spoken to myself within the realm do know that I do speak somewhat in the archaic, although not truly so. This doth explain the symbol þ - "thorn" - used in older inscriptions of English. Upon the commencement of the printing-press, this did fall into disuse; yet, it remains still in Icelandic tongues in this form; its pronounciation, and transliteration, were as the dipthong "th". A simple substitution, then, with this character in place, yields the following riddle (save for the first line, a key to its decipherment.) This test thou thinkst to sleuth in stealth The blessed do find of truth and wealth The thing thou seekst doth mirror thee And turns thy thoughts within to see. 4. The final key were suggestive of the solution. If one finds which letters in Braille do correspond to those within this cipher: a = y b = w d = u e = t f = s g = r h = o i = n k = m l = l One further notes that these are reflected - in example, f shall become s, and vice versa. The answer to the riddle, then, is reflection - that which mirrors thee, and turns thy thoughts within to see. To all those that participated, I thank thee for honouring myself with thine efforts - thus far, I have received of partial attempts from Rophs and Aelis, as well as a complete solution from Jubaris.
  49. 1 point
    Vicious

    Typo and Grammar Fixes

    That'd be helpful. I have my style guides still around somewhere.
  50. 1 point
    Sushi

    Scene Redesign Challenge

    This is my first time coloring a scene, and I like to focus on small things, even it can be unnoticeable & time consuming. I don't exactly remember the first day of my journey, it was a long time ago...but I still remember the mixed feeling about it. It was like playing an escape room, so many puzzles and hidden messages around me, I can't wait to click everything and search for clues. but there was no one in the Paper Cabin, then I met the Shades and the little girl (in story mode)...well, little bit creepy but I like it very much, the unknown is beautiful. Also the Paper Cabin was like a safe room to me, I was extremely curious about the "outside world", but I always go back there when I feel lost. Although it's not the place for beginners anymore, it is still one of the meaningful place in MD.
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