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    Lazarus reacted to Esmaralda in Alliances and Guilds backdoors   
    I don't like the idea of folks being able to join an alliance only to disband it, or kick folks out (I'm sure there are folks that would love the idea just for bragging rights).
    But i am ok with allowing a way to join some alliances, especially dead ones as a way to resurrect it. Perhaps there can be specific land designated alliances that anyone can try to join (available in each land). So maybe the woodcutters guild in Loreroot, but not the CoE, which is more of an RP alliance? Or the water dowsers guild in MB, but not the Knights of Bell as again that seems to be more of an RP alliance to defend a land, so folks who are not really into MB shouldn't just be able to join and leave as they please.
    My big concern is to prevent a few folks going around joining everything and causing havok because they can. Some folks have a lot of loyalty build up from over the years, so if every alliance is fair game, they could simply join everyone, become the leader by default and disband it. People have quit in the past over folks disbanding alliances and with such a small player base, i'd rather not see that again.
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    Lazarus reacted to Ungod in Eat your vegetables   
    I'm writing this post because I assume some of you don't know this stuff, and it's educational and all, so why not.
    I was reading a book today and I stumbled across ''chard'', and I didn't know what that is, so I looked it up. It's basically beet leaves, which is something I do know about. But since in the book chard was so lauded, I was baffled. From my previous research, the leaves of Amaranthea family contain oxalates, so why would you eat them (unless you had no other choice)? Whether it's spinach, beet or amaranth, the leaves will frickin' kill your kidneys if you eat a lot of those. Boiling them might take some oxalates out, but you still get the Ca binding ones, so don't. Spinach is lauded as a great source of Ca - yeah, but none of that enters your body. In fact, due to oxalates, your body loses Ca. Have fun with arthritis, joint pains and weak bones in general. And kidney stones, too.
    So I googled something like 'oxalates in chard' and stumbled across a blog called carnivorous aurelius (lol), which is advertising...eating meat. Yeah, maybe eating spinach won't make you Popeye, but meat comes with its own set of problems. I mean, nothing is disadvantage-free. But, well, the guy's gotta sell dried beef liver, so...
    Anyway, pay attention to what vegetables you eat, what vegetables you feed your kid and remember: nobody wants to be eaten.
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    Lazarus reacted to Ungod in Xie He's Six Canons   
    Today I found about this Chinese painter who laid out 6 laws for drawing:
    1. Engender a sense of movement through spirit consonance.
    2. Use the brush with the bone method.
    3. Responding to things, depict their form.
    4. According to kind, describe appearances [with color].
    5. Dividing and planning, positioning and arranging.
    6. Transmitting and conveying earlier models through copying and transcribing.
    To me, these are pointers on how to draw, how to compose and how to train yourself in the art. However, this might be wrong, because as I read, this was written using a small amount of characters. If anyone knows more...feel free to correct me.
    (why these laws are important...I read DaVinci describing 'good drawing', talking about perspective and shading, but his observations were not only more technical, but also involved mathematics. It's not like the basic theory is that much different - for example, DaVinci talks about the importance of knowing the underlying structure, the skeleton, just as Xie underlines it in nr.2. It's that these older tenants can be taught easily, while Renascentist art has added dimensions to drawing)
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    Lazarus got a reaction from klatdees in Bad/Funny/Strange Roleplay thread   
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Eara Meraia in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Thank you for making this quest lashtal, the artwork submissions were all great! Though I felt really overqualified for this, so I wish to part 15 of these plushies and give 5 each to Ungod, Steno and Ailith, I was planning on doing it myself but since the Plushies had become non-transferable I thought it would be helpful if I declare it. 
     
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    Lazarus reacted to Steno in A New Room has been found in Sage's Keep   
    Alright! Winner's are announced!
    In 3rd place we have... Ailith! She wins an anniversary crit!
    In 2nd place we have... Tissy! He wins an anniversary crit + 2 random RP items from my inventory.
    In 1st place we have... Lazarus! He wins a WP+1 unique item+1 anniversary creature!
    Congratulations to all our contestants (Tissy, Ailith, Ungod, lashtal, Aia, Chewett, MRF, and Lazarus)! You can see their efforts below!
    P.S. I have learned from this quest that whenever artworks or anything creative be submitted to ask people to refrain from putting their names on their submissions to make judging easier 😜
    P.P.S. Chew, I might need more forum storage space again XD
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Jubaris in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Aelis in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Thank you for making this quest lashtal, the artwork submissions were all great! Though I felt really overqualified for this, so I wish to part 15 of these plushies and give 5 each to Ungod, Steno and Ailith, I was planning on doing it myself but since the Plushies had become non-transferable I thought it would be helpful if I declare it. 
     
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Tissy in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Thank you for making this quest lashtal, the artwork submissions were all great! Though I felt really overqualified for this, so I wish to part 15 of these plushies and give 5 each to Ungod, Steno and Ailith, I was planning on doing it myself but since the Plushies had become non-transferable I thought it would be helpful if I declare it. 
     
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    Lazarus got a reaction from lashtal in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Thank you for making this quest lashtal, the artwork submissions were all great! Though I felt really overqualified for this, so I wish to part 15 of these plushies and give 5 each to Ungod, Steno and Ailith, I was planning on doing it myself but since the Plushies had become non-transferable I thought it would be helpful if I declare it. 
     
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    Lazarus reacted to lashtal in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    I would like to thank all the participants. No doubt you all put some serious effort in this, you are awesome!
    Based on reputation, the best submission is signed by Lazarus (I love it too, but decided against voting any).
    He gets my entire collection of plushies, 13 silver coins + my autograph (usable for a 1 week pass in Necrovion).
    But I don't want to forget the others: Ungod, Steno and Ailith all get a 1 week pass in Necrovion at the special price of a creature sacrifice (it can be any creature, even 0 heat, and it has to be sacrificed at the Eternal Toiler).
    My only regret is, despite several messages to Cyrus Siridius (in game and here), I got no answer from him...
    Perhaps Mur / Chew could e-mail him something like  'dude, you got killed but you won a freaking awesome avatar! check it out!"
    Anyway, well done all of you! 🙃
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Steno in I don't like colored crits   
    Santa 1 sold to the Meme Lord. *throws away Ledah's head as it is worthless*
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    Lazarus reacted to Demonic God in I AM HUNGRY (again)   
    I am, frankly, still not satisfied, for reasons you'll all see: despite my numerous efforts, success and perfection still slips away, ever so close, yet so far. This is a dish I wish to eventually master, but until then, I'll have to contemplate with sharing my progress and experiences.

    So here be my dish, a simple, humble winderwild egg "omelette", a "mutated", homunculus version of the winderwild
    Here be my two... least grotesque creations:


    And, its "hatched" form:

    The "hatching" progress, is as such:
    https://imgur.com/a/NBCH9oA
    https://imgur.com/a/4bwCiNI
    The concept is simple, as a bird, the Winderwild often lays infertile eggs. These eggs are nutritious to feast upon, for a multitude of dishes. But what if one, were to explore, and attempt to create an unliving mimicry of the bird itself? This dish, as I had hoped to learn, was to mimic as such - an attempt to re-capture the beauty of the winderwild, in a somewhat more macabre manner.

    The ingredients, are simple. One may only require 3-4 winderwild eggs, and a pinch of salt.
    The first step, as easy as to hatch a normal winderwild egg itself, is to beat the eggs with salt to taste, in a bowl, until the yolk and the white a fully mixed. The second step, requires a moderately heated pan, about just over one hand in length, and must, through one mean or another, have an appropriate non-stick principle, through a combination of cooking oil, and the coating of the pan itself. This is of vital importance, as one wish not to have the egg glued to the pan during the cooking process. Once the pan achieves a moderate temperature, enough to cook an egg drop on contact, pour the egg into the pan, and whisk away the paper thin layers of cooked eggs. One then shift the content of the eggs to one side of the pan, and slowly roll the egg over into a pouch, Sadly, even such simple steps, I cannot do. But here, I share the numerous point of failure, and where I had suffered the most, to aid those who wish to recreate the dish
    First, a good amount of egg, proportionate to the pan size, is of quintessential importance. The cooking process is swift, failures or success determined within seconds. The key idea, is the pan temperature and heat capacity, both of which affect how fast the egg will cook. Too little, and it shall cook too fast, too much, and it shall cook too slow and thick. Neither of which is desirable Second, accuracy and speed. Once the egg is poured, you have up to 20-30 seconds to finish the dish. It cannot be any slower or faster, else it impact directly how the egg is cooked. Whisking a second too much, and you may find your eggs too overcooked to be folded Third, the tools. You shall need not only a good, non-stick, correctly sized pan, that pan must have a gentle slope  as well. A harsh slope plays directly into the shape of the fold, and making it extremely difficult to both fold and shape the egg pouch. The pan must also be able to heat evenly - not just the bottom, but especially the sides. The final phrase of the cooking process focuses entirely on cooking at the side of the pan, and a pan that cannot heat specifically the side will make temperature management much, much more difficult. I, sadly, only have access to a moderately fine pan, one that is non-stick, but has a rather harshly angled, non-heated side.
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Eara Meraia in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus reacted to Hakam in Hello from a Distant Past   
    Hi....it is weird to see after so long, i doubted that i could even find this game without remembering the name, found in a list of web games.....I saw the names and it all came back Aia, Ailith, dst, which in my contry means STD, used to joke about it, mur.... I think my username was Treehill? I liked the trees that could heal...
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Aia del Mana in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus got a reaction from redneck in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Lintara in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Ungod in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Ailith in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus got a reaction from Aelis in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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    Lazarus reacted to Ailith in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    A knight errant lays down his sword to honour the weak and the helpless. Though his armour is unremarkable, his shield is emblazoned with the capitals of the four main lands. Next to him is a sapling from the East to show that weakness may become mighty if encouraged.
     

     
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    Lazarus reacted to Steno in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    This is my contribution to this challenge.
    I based it on the comments on self section only and went from there.
    I wanted to make the scales look SUPER heavy to show the burden they cause, but I guess I was still thinking meme because I tried to draw that salt chef meme guy. The extended hand is supposed to show the support and guidance he purports it is crucial to provide.
     

    For the record I have NO EARTHLY IDEA what happened with the eyes. I claim full responsibility for the butchering of what was otherwise a time-consuming and effortful drawing.
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    Lazarus reacted to Ungod in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    I'll post a couple of these, since I'm in the mood and it takes 10 mins for one; they're all in ink (and that is a phone camera h3h3, so the quality is not that great). 



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    Lazarus got a reaction from Steno in Cyrus Siridius & the long wave of plushies   
    Highly experienced in countless battles, Cyrus Siridius was revered by those who learned from him, students and teachers alike. His mastery of the blade wielding saved countless innocent lives from the hands of his foes. Cyrus also had a remarkable gift of teaching those who needs to learn the ways of a true champion. Fierce, agile and tactical, he applies his skills to defend his homeland, its people and most of all his family.
    Beneath his now-unused armor stood a compassionate gentleman; a King in his own right, a Warrior of life, and a Lover of his people.
    May he rest in peace.

    Cyrus Siridius
    (August 19, 2008 - May 3, 2020)
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