Marlow's scrapbook

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The player scrapbooks forum is literally a place for writers to warm-up, brainstorm, keep little scraps of notes, or just post things to encourage themselves and each other. Each player can feel free to create their own thread - one per account - and use them accordingly.

Marlow's scrapbook

Postby Marlow on July 14th, 2011, 5:20 am

These are the things that are needed to make hand-made yarn. :D

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"No, it doesn't start to come back. The knot's like everything else. I just found the rope and I did it."
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Marlow's scrapbook

Postby Marlow on July 16th, 2011, 5:16 am

Wood crochet hooks made from birch.

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Marlow's scrapbook

Postby Marlow on July 21st, 2011, 8:36 am

To Do List
  1. Finish Marlow's solo thread
  2. Finish conceptualizing the monk of Dira :thumbsup:
  3. Write up a Northern Taldera Svefra pod
Last edited by Marlow on August 5th, 2011, 4:46 am, edited 1 time in total.
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"No, it doesn't start to come back. The knot's like everything else. I just found the rope and I did it."
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Postby Marlow on July 21st, 2011, 2:10 pm

I compared the pre and post-Valterrian maps and based on the results I found out that only two stretches of land can contain the traditional shipwrighting facilities of the Svefra. They are highlighted in red in the map below.

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"No, it doesn't start to come back. The knot's like everything else. I just found the rope and I did it."
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Haar Pod Notes

Postby Marlow on July 22nd, 2011, 3:25 am

The Haar Pod
  • It's a very old pod and one of the few Svefra pods who opted to remain primarily in the northern sea instead of moving to the Suvan.
  • Has traditionally been shipwrights and salvors although they have also engaged in opportunistic piracy.
  • The pod's Pardisa is an Orca.
  • The Lias of the pod have maintained the tradition of naming their family members after trees; Oak, Larch, Elm, Pine, Ash, et. al.
    • Teak Haar — Lia of the Haar Pod
    • Oak Haar — Head shipwright, Eldest son of Teak Haar
    • Aspen Haar — Sister of Teak, next in line to be Lia
    • Larch Haar — reserved name
  • Minimum Requirements:
    • Shipwrighting 5
    • Sailing 5
    • Tavan — The vast majority of the Haar Tavans are Orcas, but there are rare instances that a Haar gets an Osprey as a Tavan.
    • Must do two flashback threads. One thread must focus on building a Casinor and the other thread must describe assisting with the building of a Palavar.
The Haar Pod Tattoo
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Gullet Cove
  • North-northeast of Novallas.
  • Cove entrance is perpetually shrouded in haar (sea fog) called Laviku's Breath and has a reef called Laviku's Teeth. Entering the cove requires familiarity with the reef to avoid being grounded.
  • The cove is surrounded by steep terrain and covered with a forest of Larch trees.
  • Gullet Cove has been used by the Svefra, particularly the Haar Pod, as a ship building area for centuries.
Location on map
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Laviku's Breath and Laviku's Teeth
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Larch trees in Gullet Cove
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"No, it doesn't start to come back. The knot's like everything else. I just found the rope and I did it."
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Haar Pod Devblog

Postby Marlow on August 5th, 2011, 5:00 am

The most challenging thing I find about writing up the Haar Pod and its corresponding location, Gullet Cove, is how to balance the Svefra Lore with the knowledge I have of medieval life, sailing technologies, and maritime traditions.

The Haar Pod have traditionally been shipbuilders it stands to reason that they would be a more disciplined lot as compared to the other Svefra since any tomfoolery while making a boat or ship could lead to the entire project being wasted. So I envision the Haar Pod members to have the "work hard, party harder" mentality. When they work they're really focused on work, but when they let their hair down they throw quite a party.

It also stands to reason that the boats of the Haar Pod would be better maintained compared to those of the other Svefra. However, such maintenance comes at a price according to maritime traditions, especially in a large ship such as a Palavar. Discipline is a must due to the required daily maintenance of a ship whether it is making oakum, scrubbing the decks, making minor repairs, and so on.

Then there's the area I have placed the Haar Pod in, which is Northern Taldera. There's an undeveloped city near their traditional hunting grounds; Novallas. Obviously Novallas will have an impact on the Haar Pod and any other Northern Svefra by virtue of proximity. However, like I said, Novallas is undeveloped so I wiil have to generalize a lot of things in order to alllow for insertion of information from when Novallas is detailed.
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Marlow's scrapbook

Postby Marlow on August 12th, 2011, 7:55 am

Hot-diggity-dog! :D

I finally caught up to all my posts for all my characters. I find my characters suddenly very active, having multiple non-solo posts. Feels good. :nod:
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"No, it doesn't start to come back. The knot's like everything else. I just found the rope and I did it."
— Jason Bourne, "The Bourne Identity"
User avatar
Marlow
"It means driftwood"
 
Posts: 116
Words: 22906
Joined roleplay: June 27th, 2011, 7:59 am
Location: Zeltiva
Race: Human, Svefra
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