1 What do you get if you cross a pixie with a harpie? (This was the most answered question! )
Squeaky abuse of course!- Fuoco
Dusty Feather- Gawr
The answer is an angel- Johan
Elwood Very Angery- Granthor
Pixie dust!-- Pablo
You get an Angel-Zhede
Avian Flu. -- Otaktay
2 If you have walked all the way to Andris how many steps did you take?
The same number of licks to get to the center of a tootsie pop- Nieven
Too many. Why walk when you can port? -- Granthor
1000! maybe....-- Pablo
820ish give or take a skip and a jump--Gawr
One down the road, one in the grave, and one on a banana peel.-- Otaktay
3 Why is the WHoP the weapon of choice for fighters? (I received more responses, too much animosity, goes to prove no one likes fighting! But in Oberin we love our fighters
Because they like WAR- Fuoco
4 What would you call a druid that has tamed a tusker? (I received 3 answers for this question from a certain crazy wizard...I chose the response that seemed to most puzzle her
Hard to kill. -- Granthor
This question is irrelephant.-- Llino
5 Why is it that you always hear birds but you never see them? (Apparently this was a trippy question...we will leave it at that....)
Because it is all in your mind.-- Granthor
They hide in the treeeeeees.-- Cadeyrn
I don't eggsactly know the answer to this cheap question.--Llino
Cause they already pecked out your eyes.-- Otaktay
6 What's the buoyancy of a raft? Please supply a numerical answer. (Nerd alert!)
500 pixels per kilobyte squared- Nieven
Gaper o ikadani tunaide ukabimasu! /I think it works by connecting the gapers to the raft-- Hayate
I'm not much for buoyancy puns but whatever floats your boat.-- Llino
F(buoyancy raft) equals the amount of water that has been displaced.
W = weight
p = pressure
A = area
h = total height of the raft
g = acceleration due to gravity
y = height of the raft that has been submerged
m = mass
W(raft) = p(raft) * A * h * g
m(water displaced) = p(water) * A * y
W(water displaced) = p(water) * A * y * g
p(raft)Ahg = p(water)Ayg
p(raft)h = p(water)y
y= (h * p(raft))/p(water) = 550h/1000 = 0,550h
p(raft) = 550 kg/m^3
p(water) = 1000 kg/m^3
That means 55% is submerged
So if the raft has a total height of 20cm and has an area of 40 cm by 40 cm (0,16 m^2)
That means the buoyant force of the raft = 1000 * 0,16 * 0,11 * 9,81
= 172,656 N = 173N -Cadeyrn
7. Did you have fun? (A better reward would have been food?)
Fun yes, despite the lack of lobster pies!- Gawr
FEED ME! I am so hungry! Make me a delicious meal.
(After reading some of these ingredients I wonder if some of you are trying to poison me!
1. What ingredient did you get here?
Ant mandible- Fuoco
Diamond dust.- Arduis de Gisp
My lion! - Orest
Queen ant's leg -- Cadeyrn
2.What ingredient did you get here?
Pixie Dust- Arduis de Gisp
Garlic and tusker tails- Rosina
Pixie Heart!- Pablo
Spiced Cider- Orest
Pixie Dust. - Granthor
Forest Draco Wings.-- Cadeyrn
3. What ingredient did you get here?
Acidic Glands- Fuoco
Them sausages!- Rosina
Spider legs.- Arduis de Gisp
Glitter wings.- Orest
Scorpion Stingers.- Granthor
Bear steak. -- Cadeyrn
4. What ingredient did you get here?
Spider Fangs- Fuoco
Spider milk!- Pablo
An ingot. - Arduis de Gisp
Bloody Vodka.- Orest
Bat wings or spider legs or spider fangs. - Granthor
Foehan Vodka.-- Cadeyrn
5. What ingredient did you get here?
Spare ribs- Rosina
Red Nate's Rotgut Rum and roasted gaper stalks.-- Arduis de Gisp
Foehanic Ash. -Orest
Brig head. -Granthor
Red eggs.-- Cadeyrn
6. What ingredient did you get here?
A few dragon teeth- Rosina
Ferrite. Arduis de Gisp
Guard essence. -Orest
Rat tails. - Granthor
Bat wings.-- Cadeyrn
7. What do you call this meal? What will I drink?
Red Nate's Rotgut Rum and roasted gaper stalks.-- Arduis de Gisp
Roasted Gaper Stalks- Rosina
Ores'ts Deadly Dumpling.- Orest
Very Spicy meal with a glass of Unhappyness. - Granthor
Marali Whiskey, Red Nate's Rotgum Rum.-- Cadeyrn
Extra- Cadeyrn gave us a Menu!
- Queen ant's leg
- forest draco wings
- Bear Steak
- pixie dust
- Foehan Vodka
- Red Eggs
- Bat Wings
- Marali Whiskey
- Red Nate's Rotgum Rum
- Starting off with Red Nate's Rotgum Rum, together with scambled red eggs.
- Followed by a vegetable soup, with mixed bat wings, giving it a slightly richer taste, but not overwhelming, decorated with one small batwing on top.
- Followed by fried forest draco wings, marinated with pixie dust.
- Next up is the huge bear steak, with a mushroom sauce, served with a sauce of mushroom and marali whiskey. As a side dish, we have the boiled Queen ant's leg.
- And to finish things, we're all having a glass of foehan vodka together
Father Vei's Origin of Oberin Species has been destroyed!
Help him restore it! Gather the information from the parchments you find.
Courtesy of Modlin:
The first one was The majestic Forest Dragon with a wing span of 15 human lengths (squares) and grow to be ancients at age 400..
Second was bat cave bats apparently eat carrion carcasses produced by rats
3rd was the Ice Dracos with Skin of blue to help them survive the cold environs of the ID
4th the PB's of The island off the coast of Aborek.. They deal powerful damage and poison while having an Armour rating fit for a fighter
5th lava spiders at the volcano, their power comes from the magma itself
6th Stone Golems (rock giants) East of Duldrus dealing more damage in a single blow than any previous beast..
7th the house on the lake where the nameless one studies SS whose skin is made of crystals!
Courtesy of Cadeyrn:
Text clue 1:
The forest dragons are truly magnificent creatures. With a wing span of just reaching 2 tiles, they can reach an amazing width of 5 tiles, intimidating their foes before crashing down on them, annihilating them. Only the daring and capable will look for a fight with a dragon.
Bats and rats, they seem to co-exist in peace, but this is all because the bats are eating the carcasses left by the rats. If this weren't happening, the bats would be sure to make quick work of the rats, those nasty vermin.
It is amazing how some monsters have the ability to survive in such conditions. The ice dragons, surviving the coldest cold, maintaining that cold and using it to their advantage: thus, a warning for adventurers: "Look out for ice dragons! as blue as the sky they are!"
The sand spiders have the power to both strike a deadly blow, while they also have an efficient poisoned attack, which kills their target from the inside.
Magma is the life force cursing through the veins of the volcano and nurses the lava creatures to their full power. They even say a magma golem is created out of hardened magma, but due to the heat nobody is able to touch it. Those who have tried to analyze it by touching it for an extended period of time no longer have the ability to touch. Once one enters the volcano, a hue of deep reds can be seen, everywhere. The further you go, the deeper red it becomes, and if you go too far, this red is abruptly turned into gray.
text clue 6
Stone Golems are slow walking boulders of stone and raw power, their fists have force enough to take down even the mighty mountains themselves, creating baby golems in the process. As such, they are often found around the largest of mountains.
Sea Serpents are magnificent creatures. Unlike their kin, The Phase Serpents, they can only swim in the sea, as their name says. They are colored a nice green with tiny yellow dots. These yellow dots are actually gems. the gems are part of their thick skin which is practically impregnable except for the sharpest of blades, or the deadliest magic strikes.With their fierce jaws killings hundreds of thousands of humans, they have become an incredibly feared sea creature.
Courtesy of Fuoco ,Gawr and friends:
Chronicle of Lerilin findings
Venturing in the woods of the continent, I chanced upon a cave and, after some deliberation, lit a torch and proceeded to explore it. I found it to be inhabited by Giant Bats, a few Giants Snakes and Giant Rats. They seemed to coexist in peace, scavenging and eating the carcasses left by the industrious rats who, in the absence of traditional sewers, had chosen to populate the docks of the fishing village and the complex labyrinth of tunnels which, from the outskirts of Lerilin, runs deep below ground for many leagues. The smell of guano was overpowering, so I was obliged to refrain from exploring further.
The need for fresh air and natural light led me in a north westerly direction. This leisurely walk in a more congenial environment brought me to the shores of a lake. Alas, the beauty of the scene that unfolded before my eyes was marred by some scaly creatures of alarming proportions - by instinct I knew it was best to keep at safe distance, so I sat on the grass, content to study them at arm's length, so to speak. A roaring sound startled me - just a few steps away from my observation point, one of the beasts had reached, with its surprisingly long neck, a sheep that was grazing nearby and devoured the meek creature at disconcerting speed, This gave me the opportunity to observe its skin, which appeared thick and encrusted with gems, and the fierce jaws. Jaws capable of killing most humans in one bite. The swishing of the formidable tail caused some water to splash on my face and I could taste salt. I was in the presence of Sea Serpents!
Fascinated by the sight of the Mountain that regurgitates lava, I drew closer and wondered if there was some access that would allow me to study this devastating force of nature a little closer. Eventually, one of the tight passages in the rocky surface proved the lucky one - vapours were pouring out of the entrance to what could possibly be the bowels of the mountain and, wiping the sweat off my forehead, I ventured to take a quick look inside. I was invested by a wave of heat that almost suffocated me but, after the initial shock, the body somehow adapted to the hostile environment. Maybe the walls of stalagmite acted as some sort of coolant. Here I observed that magma seems to be the life force of the creatures of the mountain - almost all characterised by skins of deep hues of red - Lava Spiders, Rust Beasts, Fire Elementals, Red Dracos and Dragons were certainly at home here, but I do not know what to make of the Hell Hounds and the Giant Bats. How did they manage to retain the characteristics of their kin who live in the open air? And I was positively mystified by the presence of Bone Mages! One attribute red coloured creatures seem to have in common is immunity to magic fires.
My Journey to Duldrus
After a perilous journey, I reached the remote territory of Duldrus, probably one of the most hostile regions in Oberin. As I followed the road towards the mining village, I was struck by the appearance of a creature of gigantic proportions - each step it took caused the ground under my feet to shake. I had met a Stone Golem. These creatures are slow walking boulders of stone with enough force to take down even the mightiest of fighters. Subsequent studies have revealed that etherite is their life force.
Two days later I set sails from the docks at Duldrus and, at vespertide, spotted what, in the distance, looked like a snowy peak, just visible by the feeble silvery light of a young moon. I disembarked and found myself on a tiny islet. A shiver ran down my spine and I wrapped my travelling cloak tighter around my figure, then pulled my hat down to better protect my ears. Maybe the icy wind would not strike so hard in the nearby recess? By Elara! I nearly tumbled down a hole in the ground! Struggling to my feet, I realised it was not snowy ground my hands were grasping for support - I was holding onto something solid... a ladder!
If there is a solid ladder, there is probably life, I thought to myself as night fell and the moon shone more brightly - now she was the sole mistress of the skies! My eyes turned to what was below me - I discerned a faint glimmer and, one cautious footstep after the other, descended into what revealed itself to be some dungeon of ice. Maybe an ancient realm? Who lived in such a remote and forlorn environment? Some creatures had indeed adapted to this hidden world, buried under snow and water. I marvelled as I observed the local fauna which had developed the ability to survive in such cold chambers - blue as the sky they were... Frost Spiders, Ice Dracos (so many of them!), Ice Golems and fearsome Ice Dragons. The only creatures that came to remotely resemble humans were Frost Giants - a bunch of crude barbarians, if you ask me!
Poison Island, Marali
Still full of my disturbing encounter with the living Mountains of Stone and the Creatures of the Ice, I continued my journey and, having reached the ruins of Aborek, the sight of the floating carcass of a Harpie slowly driven ashore by a south easterly current, somehow pushed me to cross the water in the direction whence it came and, after a very short voyage, I landed on a sandy island. Sand Spiders and Giant Scorpions were scuttling around. My eyes lingered on the latter and rested on their formidable stingers, with their power to strike both a deadly blow to incautious travellers and rapidly poison their blood. Their thick carapace can prove difficult to penetrate except by the hand of more experienced hunters. Sand Spiders seem to rely principally on their poison, which they inject into the bodies of their victims through their fangs. Our species has learned to extract the liquid from the glands of these creatures and make efficient poisoned weapons.
Partly walking through woods and partly along roads, I left Marali and found myself facing a huge rocky chain. Wondering what I would discover on the other side, I paced up and down, exploring every crevice, until by the will of the Goddess I found a narrow passage. Pushing my satchel behind my back, and paying attention not to tear my robe, I managed to squeeze through it and emerge into a thickly wooded area. No signs of human life, but the forest was rife with sounds. I recognised the piercing voices of the Harpies and advanced in a south westerly direction. From time to time I would spot a Giant or a Poison Elemental or a Rust Beast (funny that some creatures of the Lava have adapted to such a different environment and yet retained their scarlet hue!). Suddenly what seemed like a strong gust of wind violently shook the treetops - may a storm was approaching?
It was no storm that suddenly shook the trees and obscured the sky above me. Any other sound suddenly ceased and a dark green creature, speaking human language, roared its anger at the presence of my good self - just an insect, as it put it, and yet very unwelcome! Such are Forest Dragons, so wise and yet so intolerant. With a wing span that equals the size of probably twelve human beings lined in a row, they can reach their prey at alarming speed, and take no prisoners!
Entry in Father Vei's diary:
I was glad to return to my home in Brigobaen after such a long absence - even the musty smell of the library cheered my heart. After a good night's rest, the task of re-arranging my scrolls and editing the results of my research for posterity would not seem so daunting.
Father Vei has recovered some of his Origin of Oberin Species.
He needs your help identifying the thief.
1) Male or female?
Neither. A Lizard Man stole it.-- Kalt
2) What color was the thief's hair?
How should I know!-- Alidar
It had none.-- Kalt
3) What was the thief wearing?
A blue hat.-- Granthor
The thief wore leather armor and wielded a sickle.-- Kalt
A strange robe. -- Rosina
4) Was the thief carrying anything?
Probably I mean he's a thief.-- Alidar
A knife.-- Granthor
Babble babble babble.-- Kalt
5) Did the thief have a companion? A pet?
A rat named Sneekers.-- Granthor
He himself was an animal, so no.-- Kalt
A phase serpent.-- Raza
6) What city is the thief from?
Lizard Fort.-- Kalt
The City of Hell- where else?-- Rosina
7)Give a short description of the thief. Provide a sketch .
Thief is a Lizard Shaman. He stole the info so more men might find themselves dead.-- Kalt