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    Age Manipulation: Can this be done?

    griffin - - SHARD Magic

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    In the case above I would say that it is certainly possible with the use of Magics from the Ritual of Endowment which will be found in its expanded form in the soon to be released MAGIC AND MARTIAL ARTS GUIDE. If you have any questions after reading the book please let me know...

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    Dardunah Cuisine

    griffin - - World of Dárdünah

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    I am glad that the world of SHARD is able to provide some inspiration to drive your private story of an alternate dimensional encounter.

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    Toilet Paper and Dardunah

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    Interesting question, the answer is, quite simply, that for the purposes of SHARD, much the same as in our own world, a variety of materials would be used for this purpose. Some areas might use a wash basin with a rag, others might use special types of plant leaves such as a type of large cotton leaf which could simply be discarded after use or possibly even further used in more creative and ecologically friendly ways as a form of recycled fertilizer for crops, while elite others might use a cle…

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    Dardunah Cuisine

    griffin - - World of Dárdünah

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    Yes, comfort foods of all types and varieties can be found upon the world of SHARD, some would be specifically tailored to certain animal types like snakes for example. I could easily imagine a desert which possessed a smell which would only be able to be tasted by a serpent with the ability to taste the air, there by preventing others who lacked this ability from gaining the full effect of the desert. Also particular animal types have dietary restrictions such as hummingbirds and their need to …

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    So to answer your question.... the areas you mentioned are regions where there is a hierarchy set up which includes certain animal types while excluding others. One of the reasons for this could also be that those who are currently in power were formerly the oppressed in that nation, while another reason could be that the houses which have held power in a particular region have continued to produce heirs of a certain animal type despite any inbreeding which may occur. What this does not mean is …

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    Entertainers in Dardunah

    griffin - - World of Dárdünah

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    Politeness is a huge thing in the world of SHARD due to the concept of honor being able to be gained or lost. Most inhabitants see those occupying the castes above them as blessed by the Devah, however in certain instances I am sure the type of attitude you mentioned above might be felt. Caution should be exercised however because consequences for transgressions whether real or imagined could be demanded.

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    Please share some of the Yatras with us here on the forum as well, I would be most interested in seeing and perhaps borrowing from your creativity in the future! I will keep my eyes open for more from you!!

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    A Vajrah and a Sarpah brother and sister occurring naturally would be uncommon, considering the fact that an extremely rare and complicated magic ritual performed by a priest or a healer must be performed to allow such a thing to happen. Otherwise the relation would need to be through adoption or some other such social contract.

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    Life as a Bat

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    Thank you so much for patiently awaiting my response in regards to this question.... After checking the Magic and Martial Arts Guide to make sure we did not include another template for bats, I feel safe in saying that you are correct. You should use the template for the Large Bat taking into account that the specific type you are choosing to use as your character would fall towards the lower extremes with regards to height and weight assignments. The remainder of the animal template should be u…

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    I could easily see a holiday and a festival perhaps lasting many days dedicated to the Goddess of Love and Magic. Perhaps there will be mention of some of the most commonly celebrated days mentioned in The WORLD GUIDE when it is completed... that means that until it is published it is best to use your own imagination in creating holidays which would best fit the nature of your campaign and add richness to the version of the world which you choose to share with your players... The idea of adoptio…

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    Life as a Bat

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    This is a great question.... I will answer it tomorrow night. I need to look in the new MAGIC AND MARTIAL ARTS GUIDE to see if we have included another version of Bat in the pages of the new book. Once again it is so good to be back on the forum to answer some of your questions now that you have gotten the first book.

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    So is there a part of the fiction you particularly liked more than the rest? Did you find it to be entertaining? Would you like to see more or less of it in the up coming publications? Did it make you feel like you were a part of the story?

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    Number Talk

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    Greetings and Salutations!!! I would like to apologize for my recent absence due to having my attention focused on the final combined efforts of Scott, Andrew, myself and others to complete the latest book, the long awaited "MAGIC AND MARTIAL ARTS GUIDE" but now that it is done I look forward to continuing our conversations about all things SHARD related. One of the reasons that the serpents have a higher starting cost than most other creatures is due to the cost of poison which is a very powerf…

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    I GOT THE BOOK!

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    I seem to remember you saying that she was an almost obsessive reader as well.... which means I could easily image her living in a city known for its universities...

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    This sounds like a fantastic adventure and I would love to hear more about how it turns out... As I was reading your description I could almost picture the story unfolding... Will you be getting the latest book titled the MAGIC AND MARTIAL ARTS GUIDE? There are so many new martial styles as well as details regarding Ritual Magic that I am sure you will love contained within its pages not to mention even more Animal Templates! Just out of curiosity do your players normally run pre-generated chara…

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    I GOT THE BOOK!

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    Nilam's cultural paradigm is a combination of Persian and Arabic influences with the capital city of Hanalu being very much like Constantinople. However it is one of the most varied places due to its neutral nature and institutions of higher learning...

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    Yes, the time is nearly here to be able to enjoy all the tasty treats we have been occupied with for these last months! I myself cannot wait to hear each of your feedback as you experience a greater level of understanding regarding the truly fantastic nature of both the magic system and the martial arts which are soon to be available to you!

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    Entertainers in Dardunah

    griffin - - World of Dárdünah

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    There are all sorts of entertainers in the game of SHARD, indeed I myself have run quite a few, which include the following.... an acrobat, a story teller, a famous dancer and a juggler... These are just a few of the possible choices available to all players who choose to create multi dimensional characters which may have many different aspects which all combine to make them more unique and believable characters to interact with. If we use the examples of our everyday life here on Earth we see i…

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    Also keep in mind we need to hold some of the newest and most exciting pieces in reserve. This choice allows us in to give those who invest in the next book the experience to view certain things first and gain for themselves the "special" feeling we all desire after purchasing any new item....

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    How do Snakes Cry?

    griffin - - World of Dárdünah

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    Yes, I found this to be a great way to explain the possible ways this subject could be approached with in the game... Once again this is one of the features of the SHARD universe which I find the most pleasing, the free flow nature of the generalities which can be customized by a specific Game master to suit the needs, ideas and expectations of the players he or she may be entertaining...