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  • Contours?   11 years 5 weeks ago

    Our new maps are meant to give the best possible feel for the nature of 'what's on the ground'. This seems to work best with heavy use of relief shading and fairly light use of the kind of technical data you might find on a traditional topographic map. This is not because we don't like technical data; it's because the Vegetation & Relief maps are 'art' and technical data tends to mar their beauty.

    Nevertheless, with layers, it's possible to have the best of both worlds, but not necessarily both worlds at the same time.

    I suppose what I'm saying is that I am trying to produce data-enhanced ariel photographs rather than maps in a traditional sense.

  • Contours?   11 years 5 weeks ago

    Our new maps are meant to give the best possible feel for the nature of 'what's on the ground'. This seems to work best with heavy use of relief shading and fairly light use of the kind of technical data you might find on a traditional topographic map. This is not because we don't like technical data; it's because the Vegetation & Relief maps are 'art' and technical data tends to mar their beauty.

    Nevertheless, with layers, it's possible to have the best of both worlds, but not necessarily both worlds at the same time.

    I suppose what I'm saying is that I am trying to produce data-enhanced ariel photographs rather than maps in a traditional sense.

  • Contours?   11 years 5 weeks ago

    I've been dabbling in converting maps to 3d terrains using Vue 6. I haven't really delved very deeply, but I think there is great potential.

    Contours and/or spot heights can be used to create Digital Elevation Maps, which I haven't really explored yet. So far I have I've experimented with creating greyscale maps using contours, then using these to create topography in Vue. It's time consuming but the results have been quite pleasing so far. Problem is, I haven't finished anything yet (vegetation, roads etc.)

    Maybe we should swap notes?

  • Contours?   11 years 5 weeks ago

    I've been dabbling in converting maps to 3d terrains using Vue 6. I haven't really delved very deeply, but I think there is great potential.

    Contours and/or spot heights can be used to create Digital Elevation Maps, which I haven't really explored yet. So far I have I've experimented with creating greyscale maps using contours, then using these to create topography in Vue. It's time consuming but the results have been quite pleasing so far. Problem is, I haven't finished anything yet (vegetation, roads etc.)

    Maybe we should swap notes?

  • Hârnic tarot cards?   11 years 8 weeks ago

    Wow - good to hear they're possibly coming some day :) I agree that the amount of pictures is a mighty task.

  • Hârnic tarot cards?   11 years 8 weeks ago

    Wow - good to hear they're possibly coming some day :) I agree that the amount of pictures is a mighty task.

  • Hârnic tarot cards?   11 years 9 weeks ago

    There is, in fact, a new edition of the Génin Deck (Hârnic Tarot) all written, laid out and ready to publish. Unfortunately, we still don't have art and I promised that the next edition would have art.

    Maybe I can organise enough of our present artists to do something. 72 pictures is a big project :)

  • Hârnic tarot cards?   11 years 9 weeks ago

    There is, in fact, a new edition of the Génin Deck (Hârnic Tarot) all written, laid out and ready to publish. Unfortunately, we still don't have art and I promised that the next edition would have art.

    Maybe I can organise enough of our present artists to do something. 72 pictures is a big project :)

  • How does one...?   11 years 9 weeks ago

    Please try to access this page in the admin panel (backend):
    http://www.kelestia.com/?q=admin/content/image

  • RSS Feed?   11 years 9 weeks ago

    Oh, there is a very, very good chance indeed -- as we have a RSS feed already ;). It's accessible from the site's front page. The feed has been tested with both the Firefox and the Internet Explorer web browsers -- and it will hopefully support yours.

    Thanks for asking. Please give us feedback and report your experiences with the feed.

  • RSS Feed?   11 years 9 weeks ago

    Oh, there is a very, very good chance indeed -- as we have a RSS feed already ;). It's accessible from the site's front page. The feed has been tested with both the Firefox and the Internet Explorer web browsers -- and it will hopefully support yours.

    Thanks for asking. Please give us feedback and report your experiences with the feed.

  • Venârivè (Northwestern Lýthia)   11 years 10 weeks ago

    Any hint when Venârivè can be expected?

  • Venârivè (Northwestern Lýthia)   11 years 10 weeks ago

    Any hint when Venârivè can be expected?

  • Harn Forum   11 years 10 weeks ago

    As far as I am informed, Peter Leitch (the webmaster and forum admin) updated the boards to version 3 of the phpBB forum software. As he points out in the following post, the update produced some side effects and technical problems: http://www.lythia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8912. He also gives instructions on how to fix the problems (e.g. deleting all lythia.com cookies).

    On a side note, the lythia.com main website has also been revamped -- looking cleaner now and more modern. I like it very much; thumbs up, Leitchy! :)

  • Harn Forum   11 years 10 weeks ago

    As far as I am informed, Peter Leitch (the webmaster and forum admin) updated the boards to version 3 of the phpBB forum software. As he points out in the following post, the update produced some side effects and technical problems: http://www.lythia.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=8912. He also gives instructions on how to fix the problems (e.g. deleting all lythia.com cookies).

    On a side note, the lythia.com main website has also been revamped -- looking cleaner now and more modern. I like it very much; thumbs up, Leitchy! :)

  • colloquialisms   11 years 10 weeks ago

    Almost certainly; sure the official name or titles will be know (for the most part) but nicknames or colloquial terms will be in use - depending of course upon company and context much like today.

  • colloquialisms   11 years 10 weeks ago

    Almost certainly; sure the official name or titles will be know (for the most part) but nicknames or colloquial terms will be in use - depending of course upon company and context much like today.

  • Does someone from Kaldor sound different than a guy from Kanday?   11 years 10 weeks ago

    Yes, I have done a map of Hârnic Dialects, but its can't be considered "official" until Robin has fully reviewed it. He has looked at it briefly, but most of his time is currently taken up with Chélemby.

    In the meantime, you can access an "unofficial" version from my Towerhills website:

    http://homepage.mac.com/jeremybaker/towerhills/Resources/HarnDialectsV6.pdf

    Hope this helps.

    Jeremy

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    Fástred na Beréma,
    Rówanti na Sávè-k’nôr

  • Does someone from Kaldor sound different than a guy from Kanday?   11 years 10 weeks ago

    Yes, I have done a map of Hârnic Dialects, but its can't be considered "official" until Robin has fully reviewed it. He has looked at it briefly, but most of his time is currently taken up with Chélemby.

    In the meantime, you can access an "unofficial" version from my Towerhills website:

    http://homepage.mac.com/jeremybaker/towerhills/Resources/HarnDialectsV6.pdf

    Hope this helps.

    Jeremy

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    Fástred na Beréma,
    Rówanti na Sávè-k’nôr

  • Does someone from Kaldor sound different than a guy from Kanday?   11 years 11 weeks ago

    It's also worth noting that once upon a time (and even today sometimes), a person's social class was usually apparent from the moment they opened their mouth. Bad grammar and bad teeth both predominate below the poverty line . .

    I would expect that a nobleman from Kaldor would probably overlook the accent of a nobleman from Kanday, but sneer at the coarse speech of a serf from up the road. I would also expect the same nobleman to be sneered at in turn by his "peers" from the island of Melderyn. I can't point to anything specific in cannon, but I've always perceived the Melderyni as having a collective superiority complex.

    Here's another interesting accent question: The Sindarin from the Shava Forest are pretty isolated. (Even their Jarin are relatively isolated.) It seems likely that the Sindarin speak Harnic with their own distinctive accent, although the typical Harnian might not be able to place it. That accent might even be a bit stilted or archaic sounding. Some of these same Sindarin have a custom of spending some years in their youth in the human lands trying to pass themselves off as humans. How do they handle their speech patterns? "Oh, I'm from Kaldor" might work with the average resident of Kanday, but not a well-traveled one . . .

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    Old style heraldry: Sable, the pale argent.

    New style heraldry: Oreo, resting on edge.

  • Does someone from Kaldor sound different than a guy from Kanday?   11 years 11 weeks ago

    It's also worth noting that once upon a time (and even today sometimes), a person's social class was usually apparent from the moment they opened their mouth. Bad grammar and bad teeth both predominate below the poverty line . .

    I would expect that a nobleman from Kaldor would probably overlook the accent of a nobleman from Kanday, but sneer at the coarse speech of a serf from up the road. I would also expect the same nobleman to be sneered at in turn by his "peers" from the island of Melderyn. I can't point to anything specific in cannon, but I've always perceived the Melderyni as having a collective superiority complex.

    Here's another interesting accent question: The Sindarin from the Shava Forest are pretty isolated. (Even their Jarin are relatively isolated.) It seems likely that the Sindarin speak Harnic with their own distinctive accent, although the typical Harnian might not be able to place it. That accent might even be a bit stilted or archaic sounding. Some of these same Sindarin have a custom of spending some years in their youth in the human lands trying to pass themselves off as humans. How do they handle their speech patterns? "Oh, I'm from Kaldor" might work with the average resident of Kanday, but not a well-traveled one . . .

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    Old style heraldry: Sable, the pale argent.

    New style heraldry: Oreo, resting on edge.

  • Does someone from Kaldor sound different than a guy from Kanday?   11 years 11 weeks ago

    Yes, I have seen discussion of this. Yes, his accent would be obvious.

    I'm almost certain Jeremy has also done a dialect map of Hârn. Jeremy, maybe you should post that to the Free Downloads section if you consider it finished?

  • Does someone from Kaldor sound different than a guy from Kanday?   11 years 11 weeks ago

    Yes, I have seen discussion of this. Yes, his accent would be obvious.

    I'm almost certain Jeremy has also done a dialect map of Hârn. Jeremy, maybe you should post that to the Free Downloads section if you consider it finished?

  • New column: Scenario Ideas   11 years 11 weeks ago

    I think it's a grand idea in that it provides content for the customer base, makes KPs products easier to use, and keeps traffic going through and interest in this website.

    The real trick is finding folks with the time and dedication to do it. I'm not one of them. :(

  • The Humble Spud   11 years 11 weeks ago

    Yes, sort of just like that, brown lumpy things... only different. You've hit the nail right on its side there well done :)


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