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Who are you?

I mainly play Kaldonis Harvest-Moon, a totally insane halfling sorcerer. He is a citizen of River's Rest, and the Chancellor (chair) of Beacon Hall Archive. This is my kind of default identity in reference to the game, for example my involvement with the TownCrier or on the PC.

Any other alts I have shall not be named.

While my GS personas can be quite, shall we say extravagant, I prefer if you want to insult me the term 'over exuberance' may be more appropriate. I am relatively milded-mannered, but if you find me in game, I roleplay a total nutjob to my best ability of perfection. Want some help out of game or OOC? Okay come talk!

To do

NB: Looks horribly out-dated. Nice to see most of the redlinks are gone! Thanks everyone!

  • Magic item falsely links to the gem crystal page. For BOOST (verb) a generic crystal page for blue, black, and white may be useful
    • This might be on a Common magic items page or something, which includes small statues, orbs, gold coins, cubes, etc, which are special in that they do not require MIU to active.
  • Split [maps] and put in narost.
  • Make a greater elemental flares page, and get some info from here [1]
  • Help to grab geographic maps from and make them useful, i.e. Geography and some Horrible colored maps. Thanks for unintentionally turning me on to this topic, ZHOUY1!
  • DownstreamHook and other minimal working examples, possibly some organization of Lich scripting reference.

Pages of interest, etc

Things I play with go in my sandbox; if you want to play with similar information, copy it to your own sandbox rather than playing in mine, please. To make your own sandbox, you could use a link like this and then create the page. You'll want to make the link including your user name.

On a time, I decided to be pretentious and list a lot of minor things

I created Holy places but it's still missing anything east of the Dragonspine, Teras, and is surely still incomplete even for the realms it does have.

If you are interested in magically opening boxes, see my guide to Popping boxes.

Information listed in various places was consolidated to Holy Damage.

Most of what you can find about Paladins was written up by me.

I'm a big fan of summoned creatures and have done quite a bit of research and editing for those pages.

I've done a lot of research for shells.

I won some prizes in the Player Guide Contest, during which I mainly focused on:

These days (Sept 2018) I'm hard to find

Whatever, I still write article stubs. Sometimes I get bored. I still don't care what you think. Below is a "recent" collection of my latest (or continuing) interests.

I also explained how to cheat, forever.

Useful Pages

This is just a place for me to kind of bookmark useful pages with long names. You might like them, too!

Player Profile

One time I thought the idea of a profile was interesting. I am sure no one is interested in hearing about me as a player, but I figured, why are you scrolling down my profile page?

All about DAID

Sarah and I. Don't ask why she's so short; the question is why I am so tall (answer: the rack). This was the day we got married.

Where were you born?

  • Earth

Where do you currently live?

  • Bucharest

Where else have you lived?

  • None of your business

What is your current occupation?

  • Research scientist focusing on nuclear physics at the world's most powerful laser.

Favorite musicians/bands?

  • Portishead, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Bonobo, and Bluetech.

Favorite books/authors?

  • Lord of the Rings and auxiliary texts taking place near/in Middle Earth. Chuck Palahniuk. Brave New World, and Aldous Huxley in general.

Favorite hobbies?

  • Vinyl DJing, GNU/Linux hacking, Magic (the popular card game), GemStone...?

Favorite foods?

  • Hummus. Tabouhleh. Falafel Sandwiches. Pizza. Beer. Natto!

Favorite board games or computer games?

  • Settlers of Catan, Cards Against Humanity. I don't do almost any computer gaming. Scepters for classic Mac is still pretty awesome 20 years later. The Lunar series was pretty good. Lots of retro games on NES and Genesis and Sega CD.

What is your favorite quote?

"After sleeping through a hundred million centuries we have finally opened our eyes on a sumptuous planet, sparkling with colour, bountiful with life. Within decades we must close our eyes again. Isn't it a noble, an enlightened way of spending our brief time in the sun, to work at understanding the universe and how we have come to wake up in it? This is how I answer when I am asked -- as I am surprisingly often -- why I bother to get up in the mornings. To put it the other way round, isn't it sad to go to your grave without ever wondering why you were born? Who, with such a thought, would not spring from bed, eager to resume discovering the world and rejoicing to be a part of it?" --Richard Dawkins, Unweaving the Rainbow

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

  • I would be John von Neumann. I consider photographic memory and computer calculations in your head a superpower, even though real people can do this.

Arbitrary Log Clips

I must be putting this section here out of boredom. Here is a clip from a time I wondered if you used the warding version of Web (118) if you could get a child to stay in one place. Incidentally, the best way to do that is to move the child to a room you want them to stay in, and quickly move away two rooms.

[Ruined Tower, Exterior]
Deep grass extends all the way to the stony reef to the south. Waves crash into the reef, sending up a white plume of salt spray. The magnificent, white-capped expanse of Maelstrom Bay is spread out before you. The reef extends to the southwest, beyond which can be seen a portion of the forested mainland and a sliver of the island of River's Rest. You also see a rock-strewn pathway leading down to the bay.^M Obvious paths: northeast, northwest
>Your disk arrives, following you dutifully.
>A young halfling child arrives, following you.
>stance def

You are now in a defensive stance.
>prep 118

You utter a light chant and raise your hands, beckoning the lesser spirits to aid you with the Web spell...
Your spell is ready.
>cast child

You gesture at a young halfling child.
Cloudy wisps swirl about a young halfling child.
The wisps surrounding a young halfling child dissipate harmlessly into the air. A young halfling child cries out, "You're just as bad as those monsters!"
The child flees in terror.