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  • Boston123
    replied to Calendar: Tropical or Sidereal
    I, functionally, have the calendar, and the year, process pretty much exactly the same as the seasons and year passes in the Northern Hemisphere.

    12 months, of 30 days apiece, with 5 days for Calibration that are not a part of any month or year.

    Each season takes 3 months to work through, with the equivalent of solstice or equinox taking place on the last day of Ascending month of each season, which is kind of like how the weather in the real world changes before a season "officially" starts.

    -Ascending Air (December): Calibration takes place between...
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  • The Hundred Kingdoms -cough cough-

    Which I made into Sengoku Jidai Japan, but what-have-you...
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  • I've got compasses in "my" Creation. They tend to be rather expensive, as they make use of magnetized iron and mineral oil, but they aren't prohibitively expensive.

    They point towards the Pole of Earth instead of north, as in my games, the Pole of Earth/Imperial Mountain is the largest and purest deposit of iron in Creation (one of many reasons the Shogunate and the Realm are so militarily powerful), but that doesn't really change things all that much, asides from shifting the point of orientation south. People still call 'north', well, 'north". Only scholars refer...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Thanks! I do appreciate those who read my stuff, especially since it may be more 'boring" than other Exaltified Quests.....

    EDIT: the bandits are going to slip out when we get there. You don't spring a trap until all the pieces are in place, after all....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Jesus, that was fast....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    It seems that most people want to send Masanori off, to avoid fighting right now.
    Sounds good.

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    You turn from the doorway, where you were lost in thought.

    “….. Go back to your men, Masanori. Prevent this attack.” As he starts to rise, you grab him by the shoulder and jerk his face up close to yours, eyes inches apart.

    “Do not betray me, Masanori. I take to those who abuse my trust about as well as you could expect…”

    He smiles slightly, nodding, “yes, yes, of course my Lord. If I were to betray you,...
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  • Yes, I cut out both the 'season' and 'months' of Earth.
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  • Which is one of many reasons I did away with the whole 5-seasons thing....
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  • The Imperial Mountain isn't the size of a medium nation, nor taller than any mountain on Earth.

    The only thing we have concerning the height of the Imperial Mountain in 3E is that it "rises miles into the sky"

    Pg 63

    For reference, Mount Everest is 29,000 feet, or about 5 miles. That satisfies the description. And Mount Everest is surrounded by peaks almost as tall. Even if the mountains surrounding the Imperial Mountain are smaller, that still leaves them rather considerable. Meaning, they likely have plenty-big shadows themselves....
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  • Wonderful, thank you.

    EDIT: Generally, unless I am specifically told otherwise, I tend to assume Creation is preeeetttyyyyyy much exactly like Earth in almost every single way. Makes things...... easier....
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  • I just looked up "time" in my Corebook, and it doesn't say that every 'day' has the same amount of sunlight-hours. If anything, it suggests that Creation has a seasonal cycle very similar to that of the Northern Hemisphere.

    Pg 73.

    If you could point me to where it says otherwise, that would be great....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Ask a question, get an answer
    I don't really understand why people in 99.999% of the situations described above don't just fish the body out?

    Secondly, keep in mind that historically, people didn't really drink water 'straight' all that often. Up until a couple hundred years ago at most, and 100 or so at least, people mainly drank booze or tea. The process of brewing both makes the water in it safe to drink.

    Finally..... contrary to popular opinion, people weren't pants-on-head-stupid before 50 years ago.
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  • Probably because the original developers wanted to create a world that, while different in many ways, was still immediately recognizable.




    Uh..... all days are the same length in the real world as well, regardless of season.

    The number of sunlight-hours differs according to season and latitude, but "days" stay the same length....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    It is more like 1100 (+ whatever forces Masanori brings over, + the Hill-tribes) vs ~1500 (- whatever Masanori takes with him, - whomever else wants to see the light, if we make them the same offer)

    And.... yes. One way or another, Dun Nashuon will be in friendly hands before the summer is out, unless you fine folks decide to retreat. You can't really "afford" to let such a defensive position be held by unfriendly hands for much longer, especially since it is so close to your territory.

    The situation is more "parley with a big stick, then kill whomever...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    I guess the main question at this point is: Do you folks want to make a push for Dun Nashuon ASAP, once the rest of the army gets here, before Masanori has a chance to reconsider his vow of service?

    I mean, the rest of the Jianghu levy will get here "tomorrow" in various stages (meaning the army won't set out until the day after), and from there it will take about a week-ish (I'm aiming for about 4-6 days) to get to the closest point to the Toge Hills and Dun Nashuon. From there, it will take [REDACTED] days to get to Dun Nashuon, depending on your choices.

    ...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    True, point taken....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    1) The rigaramole is to ensure all of his (Masanori's) forces are in one place, so Kasai doesn't have to play whack-a-bandit across the Akibara for the next few months. It is also so he can present the offer to the bandits he actually trusts with relative secrecy. If other bandit-captains get a whiff he might leave them up shit creek without a paddle, they might try to kill him.

    That is, of course, if you believe him. He very well might just be trying to get away.

    By letting the bandits here leave, Kasai just ensures he has to face upwards of 1500-1600 bandits holed up...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    More stress. Canines shed when stressed....
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  • Boston123
    replied to Oathsworn [Quest]
    Ok. It appears most of you want to deal with Masanori the bandit-king first. However, many of you brought up the idea of talking with him first, as opposed to marching in and taking names.

    Interesting

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    After sleeping on it, you decide that focusing your efforts on this bandit-lord Masanori would be the most worthwhile use of time and energy. It would solidify your position while giving you an opportunity to view your troops in combat, and make Jianghu safer in the long run.

    After all, you can’t really attract...
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  • Boston123
    replied to Military Might in Creation
    Or, alternatively, have a really friggen effective NCO corps.
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