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the seasons un avernum in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #9
quote:
Originally written by Alorael:

According to Silver Harloe's excellent page, here are the months in order (although Rememberance isn't necessarily the first month):

Rememberance
Suncome
Radiane
Empire
Leafloss  
Icefall
Frost
Evermoon

With eight months, there are probably two per season. If seasons don't change in the middle of a month, then I'd say Icefall and Frost are the obvious winter months, Evermoon and Rememberance therefore have to be spring, Suncome and Radiane are summer, and Empire and Leafloss are fall.

—Alorael, who will add that Leafloss is the only month without any holidays. The fall must be boring in Avernum.

Remembrance makes sense as the first even more if it's the spring; that matches up with the Roman calendar and many others which begin on the vernal equinox.
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Hooray! in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
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Profile #0
Not that anyone cares, but I completed Avernum 3 on Monday, finally! That's the first time I've seen the end of it, anyway.
Then I did my English exam on Friday and relaxed in-between studying for it by playing BoA. I now need to register it...
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
E3 Group in The Exile Trilogy
Shock Trooper
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Profile #22
I used a random name generator:
Comang (fighter guy)
Halamdeq (slith fighter)
Kuch (utility nephil guy)
Ku'apaabr (mage)
Zheo'uer (mage/priest)
Fovegrafu (priest)
I haven't played Exile 3 for a long time. The only reason I still know these was because I loaded it up for a few minutes to see what my party was like in those days.
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
How do you say it? in Nethergate
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #12
My instinct tells me (having not seen any of those names before) 'u' in 'put' for the <w>, 'ie' in 'pie' or 'a' in 'bat' for <ae> and 'ch' in 'loch' or 'Bach' for the <gh>.
I'm probably wrong though for the <ae>, at least...
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
How Old Is Valorim? in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #6
There's a pargraph in one of the books you can read in A3 which suggests aroundabout 50 years, maybe a bit more.
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Party Making- What is your ideal starting party in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #7
Mines is pretty similar to JadeWolf's, and the default, but with only player 2 getting bows. Also I never use the default characters; I make my own with the Custom type. So it's like:

1:
human fighter
elite warrior & fast on feet
assassination, melee weapons, (throwing weaps)

2:
nephil archer/thief
nimble fingers, fast on feet
archery, tools, (melee, assassination)

3:
slith priest/fighter
natural mage, something else
priest spells, pole weapons, (assassination)
This one starts out just a priest, but gets weapon skills later on.

4:
human mage
natural mage, something else (i can't remember these)
mage spells, alchemy, (perhaps melee)
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
I want to play but the there is no time in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #17
First time I played A3 (I'd played E3 before so I did know what was going on...) I got to the final level but never officially finished it because I wanted to wait around for the "fun event" that Alorael just referred to. A bit silly though because then I moved onto some other game or something and never did finish it properly... That was on Easy mode and I'd been going around doing everything. The game I'm playing now is on Torment and it's about day 110. But I am going around doing everything again. Partly because it's quite a while since I last played it...
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
A4 wants in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #93
The Empire's pretty big. Surely it'll feel the strain and fall apart.

quote:
the empire in the imperial age.
Just to nitpick, the Empire is by definition in its Imperial age...
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
That blasted battle sound. in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #5
If you click while the game starts up you can skip the intro music. Not sure if it works for A1/2, but definitely for A3...
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
A3 max skill level? in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #5
Surely there's not even that much experience to be got from the entire game? If you clear out every single dungeon you're not incredibly high in the grand scheme of things if said grand scheme goes right up to 32767? Indeed, what level are you if you clear out every dungeon?
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Hello to all! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #28
I once made a program on my calculator that randomly selected between "JELLY!", "WIBBLE" and "WOBBLE", so I took the name from that. I wanted an exclamation mark as well but it didn't let me put it in. That was annoying...

I don't really use that many smilies normally, but I was feeling quite happy at the time and I was spewing them in other places as well...

I have to try and stay here this time. But then something about here somehow discourages me from posting a lot. I don't know what it is though. Often the question or mistake I wanted to answer/correct has already been answered or corrected. But that's how I was around for more than a year without ever surpassing 300 posts. If there was a shrugging emoticon I'd put it in here. ;)

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ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Hello to all! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #2
Tasty. Thanks! :D
It's only that I haven't been called that for months on end... /me shrugs...

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ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
A4 wants in The Avernum Trilogy
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #82
quote:
Toasty Warm: "Kilts, yes we need kilts and tartan"
I was thinking about having kilts in Avernum context the other day. Although the other day I didn't even know about A4... it was more a BoA scenario idea... and similarly with having to wear pants for social occasions. My thoughts on kilts were basically no protection, or negative since they expose your legs, but you have to wear them for big parties or something like that.
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Hello to all! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #0
I haven't been around here for a long while, but I've been playing A3 over the past week or two, so I thought I might try and reestablish myself (doubtless I'll end up failing... :rolleyes: )... So what's been happening? :D Anyone remember me? At all?
I was thinking of discarding the name ørangutan, since I haven't used it since I stopped coming here... maybe...

I'll try and register BoA next, I think... it's been sitting around on my harddrive doing nothing since I completed VoDT. :P I want to play people's scenarios...

I also notice there's a Geneforge 3 out- wow! :D And plans for an Avernum 4? cool :D
I never really got into Geneforge 1 or 2 though so I'm not really sure about 3....

Anyway, I may or may not be around from time to time. I don't use the internet as much as I know a lot of you do. (It's partly why I was around for about a year, in times of yore, without ever reaching 500 posts or something like that. :P )

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ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
What Are You? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #5
Small blonde pale Scot. A lot of my family either lives or once lived in England, but most either were born or live in Scotland.

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~ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
General Forum Archive / News on Chance in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #14
I remember some immensely funny one about changing a lightbulb (how many SW-ers would it take?) which had me laughing out loud, and I just wondered if anyone knew which page it was on?

The files work fine for me.

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~ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
yo! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #14
So nice to know you all remember me! IMAGE(biggrin0.gif)

How big was the music topic (which, by the way, I never actually expected to get so big IMAGE(tongue00.gif) ) to have to go through?

quote:
Kelandon wrote:
Part of the infamous 10-12 section of General
Cool! Infamous! I almost remember it well, but it was a loooong time ago!

I remember some immensely funny one about changing a lightbulb (how many SW-ers would it take?) which had me laughing out loud, and I just wondered if anyone knew which page it was on? (I'll also post this in the other topic)

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~ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
yo! in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #0
Yo, just wanted to say hi, though I doubt if any of you remember me, and to ask such questions as "what's going on?", "what's happening?", "what's new in SW-land?", etc.
I've already seen the big PPP project, by the way.
I don't care if no-one replies, and I'm sure someone remembers me, and I probably won't read it before I slip back into my perpetually indefinite state of disappearance from Spidweb.

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~ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Join my forum...please in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #13
I joined, as finlay, but that'll probably be the last post I make.

Remember that music topic that got to 1001 posts before Imban locked it?

You have yourself there one of your very own now!

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~ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Who's Lurking? in General
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #76
I don't lurk; I don't post for months (except for some in BoA) and then post here for no raisin.

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~ørangutan
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
It won't download! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #3
Sorry, I've just been in a bad mood. I'm a bit upset.
I'm alright now, though.
I can edit it all out if you really like. (or you can)
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
It won't download! in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #3
Sorry, I've just been in a bad mood. I'm a bit upset.
I'm alright now, though.
I can edit it all out if you really like. (or you can)
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Disappointments in the editor in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
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Profile #0
I don't know if it's too late to change anything, and I can't remember if this was mentioned before, but a big disappointment for me is the continued existence of those menus to select monsters with: it's a real pain to select it from a menu when you could have a big visual picker like the terrain one, and menus are a general pain.
It would be nice to have the selector in a floating window or something as well.
Also, the outdoor section selector annoys me, having that numerical input when it would make more sense to select it from a grid.

Of course, I'm probably too late :(
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
Disappointments in the editor in Blades of Avernum
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #0
I don't know if it's too late to change anything, and I can't remember if this was mentioned before, but a big disappointment for me is the continued existence of those menus to select monsters with: it's a real pain to select it from a menu when you could have a big visual picker like the terrain one, and menus are a general pain.
It would be nice to have the selector in a floating window or something as well.
Also, the outdoor section selector annoys me, having that numerical input when it would make more sense to select it from a grid.

Of course, I'm probably too late :(
Posts: 316 | Registered: Saturday, May 25 2002 07:00
It won't download! in Blades of Avernum Editor
Shock Trooper
Member # 1207
Profile #1
OI! I posted this FOUR DAYS AGO and I haven't got a reply!!!!

Since when were you all so uncooperative? Isn't this the place I go to get HELP for this kind of thing.

I'm also in a VERY BAD MOOD, so if you don't help me I may have to personally MURDER you.

Ok, it's working now, but I'm still annoyed that no-one replied!

[ Thursday, March 25, 2004 14:20: Message edited by: Jelly ]
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