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Old 01-14-2012, 07:48 PM   #271
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It is done:

http://traveller.wikia.com/wiki/The_Emperor%27s_Eye

Let me know if it meets with your approval.


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Thank you very much. I approve.
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Old 01-14-2012, 07:58 PM   #272
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Oh, that was a good idea about the "best ofs".

By the way the Confederation Patrol doesn't have a separate article yet.

I think Farkost Bistand was misspelled but that was my error originally. It was meant as I said to mean "ships of help" in Sagamaal.
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Old 01-14-2012, 08:52 PM   #273
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By the way the Confederation Patrol doesn't have a separate article yet.
Yes, the wiki is an ongoing project and the work is never done.

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I think Farkost Bistand was misspelled but that was my error originally. It was meant as I said to mean "ships of help" in Sagamaal.
I can provide a couple of Danish suggestions, but I don't know Icelandic.

"Redningsbaaden" would mean "The Life Boat" (as in pile in, ship oars, and go to sea, but it might easily be used for a spaceboat too).

"Bistandsfartoejen" is not a contemporary word, but if it was it would mean "The Support Vessel".


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Old 01-14-2012, 09:05 PM   #274
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Yes, the wiki is an ongoing project and the work is never done.


I can provide a couple of Danish suggestions, but I don't know Icelandic.

"Redningsbaaden" would mean "The Life Boat" (as in pile in, ship oars, and go to sea, but it might easily be used for a spaceboat too).

"Bistandsfartoejen" is not a contemporary word, but if it was it would mean "The Support Vessel".


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Either of those will do. Like I said it was a good article and I am glad to have it published thank you.

I have written articles in TV Tropes but I have never had something I wrote "officialized" by a real publisher before.
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Old 01-14-2012, 09:26 PM   #275
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The Grey Palace. Also known as the Stone Palace:

Built by the Duke of Lanth after the Third Frontier War, it is notable for it's deliberately grim walls of uncut grey stone. This was intended as a symbol of Spartan sternness to reflect Lanth's status as a fortress world.

The palace contain's many memorials, most recently a gold plaque on the wall on which is written those who fell defending the world during the Fifth Frontier War. The Palace staff is famous for employing retired veterans. The palace Butler, Felix Lanthsward is the holder of an Imperial Sunburst medal.

One of the most notable events in the history of the Grey Palace was it's temporary conversion into a field hospital during the Fifth Frontier War.
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Old 01-18-2012, 06:27 PM   #276
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Extension Option: A Glistenian variation on a "term marriage". It will be agreed that in the event of child birth the "term" will be extended by ten to fifteen years to allow the child to reach adolescence. As with conventional term marriage there is usually an option to renew.
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Old 01-23-2012, 03:07 PM   #277
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Groat-meat Scrimshaw

Groats are a species of herd animal native to Fulacin (Spinward Marches 2613). During the 2nd to 4th Century, groatle, a fabric made from groat pelts, commanded fabulous prices back in the Imperial core. Hunting expeditions went to Fulacin for the sole purpose of catching groats and passing merchants would detour just to collect a few dozen pelts. Groat meat was inedible due to high contents of heavy metals, but an idle ship's engineer figured out how to pickle the meat. The result was a material that could be carved into various knickknacks and, after a second pickling, became incredibly hard and durable as well as beautiful. Carving scrimshaw became a popular passtime with local spacers.

In 377, Moran scientists geneered a variant species of groat that could survive in environments lacking the high heavy metal content of Fulacinís soil and atmosphere. The metal content of the pelt was maintained by concentrating what heavy metals the groats did ingest in the pelt, leaving the meat low enough on metal content to be edible (some Vargr actually developed a taste for it) but unsuitable for pickling and carving. Groat farms quickly made it unprofitable to hunt groats on Fulacin and with the source of material thus dried up, groat-meat scrimshaw soon became a lost art. Today a groat-meat napkin ring sells for thousands of CrImp and a set of groat-meat utensils (knife, fork, spoon, tumbler, and toothpick) can reach high into five figures.

[GM note: The special formula used for pickling the meat has been lost. Nowadays groat-meat scrimshaw sell for fabulous sums, and if the formula was rediscovered, a clever copyist ("You're only a forger if you're caught") could make a killing. Many have tried to reinvent the formula, but they've never managed to find one that gives the meat just the right sheen.]


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Old 01-30-2012, 10:58 PM   #278
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Hans, before I put my next idea up, I'd like to know if Kudebecks are really mammalian or if the "gazelle" was simply because of similar appearance.
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Old 01-30-2012, 11:12 PM   #279
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Hans, before I put my next idea up, I'd like to know if Kudebecks are really mammalian or if the "gazelle" was simply because of similar appearance.
The reason I asked is because I was thinking about having a paragraph or so about Kudebeck Koumiss and they obviously need to be mammalian to be a source of Koumiss.
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Kudebeck Koumiss: A drink produced from the milk of Kudebeck's Gazelle. It has several vintages of varying potency. The best known vintage is the Great Victoria, produced on the planet of Victoria. It is considered a "warriors drink" and often served at officer's mess' in the Imperial Armed Forces along the Spinward Marches. Several regiments in the Imperial Marines have a custom of making a toast in Kudebeck Koumiss when setting out on campaign.

While some varieties are traditionally served cold, it is more common to serve it hot. It's most noted appearance was after Emperor Strephon's corronation when he appeared as a guest in the mess' of each regiment of the Guard by turn's, providing every one with a cask of Great Victoria.
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