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Crystal Caravan

They came from the west, and they were met at Porter's Retreat by gratitous Hunters. A hearty meal was given to them, and then escorts of Hunter soldiers were sent out. They travelled north on cobblestone roads, soon arriving at Gidrik. Here, the soldiers went back and were replaced by a new shift. As they set out westwards to Farport, they saw farmland in all directions, along with quarries, rest points, and more. Then, eventually they reached Farport, where the soldiers were switched out one final time, and the caravan started travelling into dense woods...

Sharimik

"HALT!" screamed the guard, chasing a band of seven nephil. At their head, Mrrhrrphrr the Third and his son Jake were fleeing rapidly. News had trickled up along the slave lines that the Dominion was sending a caravan of crystals to Nexus, where there was still some residual portal magic. Once they did their job, the deportations would happen. Chances to be free would be lost, the Sun would be lost, good food would be lost, safety would be lost. Many would rather die trying to escape than let this happen.

And so, as they had nothing to lose but their chains, the non-humans fled as quickly as possible. The guards had noticed, and had shot at them with darts that seemed to do nothing even though they hit. Then, seeing this, they gave pursuit. Now, they had arrived at their only escape: The Sanctuary Embassy. "OPEN THE DOOR, THEY'RE COMING!"

As though they were a well oiled machine, the clergymen opened the door and ushered them in. Thanking the priest, they shook hands, and made arrangements to flee to Angel's Rest. While here, a fine layer of nephil fur, near unnoticable, covered most of the temple. The next day, they were taken on the coach service that carried refugees from Sharimik to Angel's Rest, packed in close quarters with the coachman and the rest of the refugees.

Once in Angel's Rest, they found themselves working at different parts of the city. Two of them began training to become priests of Telkavoth in densely packed monk quarters, Jake and Mrrphrrhrr the Third picked up a job in the very busy market place at a food stand, another one of them did needed repair to the city's main well, his hairs pooling at the bottom, unnoticed, and the final two worked in a bakery.

In one week, they started showing signs of illness. Fur fell off in large clumps during worship and didn't grow back, they became pale, food didn't stay with them. These symptoms worsened as time went on, and with nary a week to go until their one month liberation mark from the Hunters, they all had to go to the infirmary; though no priests could fix what ailed them. Finally, on the one month mark, they all died, victims of a new disease utilized by the Hunters.

But this was not all that they did. Everywhere they went, everything they touched, or shedded onto, or were close to, they were infected. And with this, the clergy of the Temple at Sharimik, the coachrunner, and much more were infected, not knowing it for another week, sufficient time for, say, a merchant caravan to travel to Aminro.

It was the beginning of the Great Game.

Expeditionary Force

The Dragon was massive, and as the soldiers debated what to do, it was decided that trying to kill it would be suicide. Instead, they listened to it, and its tales of hunting Slithzerikai, of the history of the Perghas, and how he was hoping for an alliance. After telling the Dragon about the ideology of the Hunters, purging the impure, it agreed. A campsite was built, Fort Draco, and under Green the Dragon's protection, they made their way through the rest of the waters unimpeded.

Then, at the southern end of the Rapid Waters, the ogre, nephil, nephar, and goblins of the Perghas attacked them. All was seen as lost, as the arrows, spears, and spells were not killing the swarm fast enough, and they looked like they could kill them by throwing bodies at them. Landing on the other side of the river, they continued their attack, even as the stronger ones forded the river, carrying the weaker ones. To their surprise, reinforcments from Fort Delta and Fort Blades came in, but still the militia was not strong enough to repel the enemy. Green had even joined their desperate stand, but it was not enough to kill the foe.

Then the Goblins suddenly screamed in unison, and their daggers drew blood of the other non-humans. The humans stopped, and stared as the ogres, nephar, and nephil all fell to a stab in the back. When the carnage was done, the still massive goblin army stared at them. Then, breaking the heavy silence, a filthy figure walked out of the mass.

She was at first not recognizable as more than a tall goblin, but as she got closer, the wind blew away some the dirty water on her face, revealing her as a human. She spoke with a strong, yet halting speech, as though she were not familiar with Imperial Standard, "I am Marion, Queen of the Pergha Mountains! These Goblins are mine, loyal to me in all things, and I rule these lands! State your business!"

After negotiations, a treaty was established making Queen Marion and her powerful army incorporated into the Empire. They would be better killed as allies of the Empire than as the enemy of such. This was, frankly, a historic negotiation. Not only was a nation consisting of nearly one hundred percent Goblins spared the wrath the Hunters, but it was allied with such! Little did the Commander know the Revolution this would start in places like Farport...

Meanwhile, the Freemen met up with the expeditionary forces that combined at Fort Blades. With the tired military outposts of Fort Blades and Fort Delta converted for survival purposes, the Freemen were in trouble. And as such, they wanted to make ammends and join the Hunters while they could, as well as get revenge for Silvar. They were accepted, and together the force marched south to Silvar.

The Phoenix Empire

Silvar

That night, the expeditionary force, militiamen, and Freemen arrived at the north of Silvar, and the Freemen continued west, to Delan. Meanwhile, the main force stayed here, hiding the Eye from view, and simply attacked. With the presence of a few Freemen uniforms, they would hopefully think this was retribution from the Freemen for seizing Silvar. As a solid wall of shields was formed, arrows, slingstones, javelins, and spells were shot over the walls of Silvar to do some damage. Thus began the Battle of Silvar.

New Sumar
(OOC: For some reason, I feel convinced to call this place New Amuda. So, if I say New Amuda anywhere, know I mean New Sumar)

Not as great of a force had been assembled here to destroy New Sumar, but it was still enough. The Imperial Navy deposited several former adventurers in the region to protect Meineke the Mage as he rained brimstone on the villagers.

First, as the villagers began to retire for the night, a black flame appeared on the crops. Second, moments later, various pest beasts were summoned to create chaos, goblins, rats, bats, and a nephilim or two. Third, a mighty shade appeared in the town square, and attacked like Death itself, its robes of black, died scarlet in places, and its weapon a long, bloody scythe. Taking control of the minor pests, it directed the attack on the unfortunate villagers.

Pergies

While New Sumar and Silvar were under attack, Pergies went about its business as usual. Why wouldn't it? News of New Sumar hadn't yet come, and there was no reason to be worried. Pergies was one of the better strongholds of the Empire, and the source of precious metals! How could bandits, Hunters, or animals make it to Pergies to destroy it?

By sea, that's how.

The Imperial Navy arrived near Pergies soon after they dropped off their cargo at New Sumar, and here they let loose the Naval Corps. Soldiers landed on the shores and marched towards the Pergha mountains as the fleet proper sailed south.

Arriving near dawn, they saw lines of miners filing into the deep, deep mine network to work. Waiting until they had gone through several soldiers slipped in unnoticed to do their grizzly work on the miner scum.

The rest of the troop, thinking that in this morning haze and with the miners away now was perfect, attacked the city. Like the other attackers elsewhere, they formed a phalanx, their back to the Perghas. Once again, spells, arrows, slingstones, and javelins arced into Pergies to start the battle. However, being from the fleet, the city had stronger guns shaking the city as well. Stonethrowers* and a ballista, to be precise.

Pyrrin

The attitude was similar here in Pyrrin, one of the four cities of the Empire, a stronghold of the Imperial might. Here, the Hunters had come through south from Fort Submergence to lead another sneak attack on the Empire, at Pyrrin.

On horseback these troops came, with a wolf pack from the goblins of the Perghas to aid them. The presence of calvary was critical to this battle, and from the densely packed woods they arrived in Pyrrin, nearly at the walls. Their mighty steeds encircled the city, firing arrows and javelins at all they saw, their wolves running up to the walls and howling wildly. The only mage in the group waited in the safety of the woods, guarded by a shieldsman, as he sent arcing blazes towards any farmlands and, of course, the walls of the city.

Delis

There were no soldiers attacking here. No armies amassing outside of the gates, nor were there any wolves howling for Imperial blood. Outside, farmland was not burning under a sadistic mages watch, nor were projectiles arcing with deadly precision into the city to kill schoolchildren on the streets. However, there was a single attack come dawn, from sea.

Outside the city, the Hunter fleet hovered like a plague. For a while, nothing happened, and then, like a plague, they unleashed their attack with ruthless efficiency. Stonethrowers, ballistae, spells, and precision arrows flew like omens into the city.

*Catapult

[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 15:57: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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OOC: The Vale RP - II in General
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quote:
Originally written by Jeran Korak:

*Pants Desperately*

Well...there you have it. I request of all forum members not to slander this last work, please show respect here. I put my heart and soul into that final post, and I would be grossly angered should anyone deface it with meaningless spam.

Treat it with honour, don't make posts in stupidity, just an ending and at the same time a hope to revive. Please do not treat it stupidly, if you don't have anything to say, please don't.

Thank you.

Wow. That was rather... cliche. No offense, but I swear I've seen just about every element of that post in other places.

And Nalyd was right about time, FYI. Gods don't die easily, and at least one god would survive the pyramid battle.

[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 15:22: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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quote:
Originally written by Xel'Raga the Slaughtering Omnimoose:

Let me put my opinion of Bush in a few words.

**** BUSH!!!!!!!!!!!!! :mad: :mad: :mad:

Its such baseless hatred in the youth that makes me happy there's an age limit on voting. Bush is not considerably great, but he's not worthy of half of the hatred he gets. Why he invaded Iraq is beyond me, and sure he could have been better prepared for Katrina, but in other sections he's done an okay job. On a whole, with pluses like invading Afghanistan*, he only scores a minor negative two or so on my scale**.

*Not really a plus, but we actually did some good there. Bin Laden was there, and we also fought against the Taliban. That's at least a plus in my book.
**Zero is neutral, ten is legendary, negative ten is the anti-Christ.

EDIT: Also, CoC much?

[ Thursday, February 07, 2008 15:05: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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Nikki! I'm not done talking to you! Check your PM's!

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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quote:
Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

Dintiradan and Goldenking, you both fail.

If people don't start posting, I will simply invade the surface and conquer the whole thing without you.

I'm negotiating with Nikki over my next post now.

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Geneforge wiki? in Geneforge Series
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quote:
Originally written by Restoration Action Figure:

* 2b) What is significant enough to warrant an article? As Goldenking's post implies make an article for every zone would be confusing and not useful, but obviously some zones deserve articles. We aren't Supreme Court judges so this is easier than defining "pornography", but it needs to be defined.
Not actually what I was talking about. Every map on Geneforge has zones on it, and I was asking how we were going to deal with those zones once we get the maps up. You're right though, we do need to decide what warrants an article or not. Like I said on your talk page, Rocky Point and South End (G4, G3) are two very minor settlements, and it's only because they are settlements taht I'd even consider giving them an article. Thornton however, though not having anything major in G4, still deserves an article, because it was the site of a major battle in the Rebellion.

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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Sorry I've been neglecting this. I'll tell you what, since I've been procrastinating this, I promise to post after Dintiradan.

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What's Going On? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Ephesos:

quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Wait, is there a masculine movement?
It's called Western civilization.

Wrong. Try, Human Civilization. How many civilizations can you name that started out good to their women? That's what I though.

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Geneforge wiki? in Geneforge Series
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Considering the following:

-I've become addicted to editing EE,
-I've run out of articles to write on EE until A5 comes out,
-And that I'm familiar with Geneforge lore,

I will be contributing. Probably a lot. Anyways, I've got maps of everything but Burwood. Speaking of which, how are we going to handle the zones on the map?

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Nothing's gonna change my world... in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

[QUOTE]I have to take issue with the idea that the environment is out of control, as stated by the OP. Nothing could Hmm, I often forget about overall weather, as I'm too young to draw conclusion from a reasonable number of past years. This past summer was the hottest on record here, which was also accompanied by an eighty day drought. Now it's bitterly cold and seems like it's snowing every other day.
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I'd like to know the reason why so many Americans fear nuclear power. I suppose the rich people who thrive off of dirty energy pay for this mindset, or maybe script writers think egregiously exaggerating radiation draws in viewers.

It's called Global Climate Change, not Global Warming. Some places got hotter, others, like those on the Thermohaline Circulation, get colder.

Three Mile Island. Up until that point, nuclear power was somewhat acceptable. Of course, I feel that the nuclear arsenal should be cut back dramatically and used to fuel nuclear power plants. In most parts of the world, especially Russia and the States.

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Nothing's gonna change my world... in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

If the government needs to do something about it, I say build more nuclear power plants. (They're really quite harmless)
Yes, but there's a certain cultural stigma associated with nuclear power plants. The UK has proposed building one, and the Britons are giving them a fair bit of grief over it. The only reason I'm against nuclear power plants per se is that they aren't actually renewable. They produce far too much waste.

Once again, I say that wind wheels, tidal farms, geothermal plants, biomass plants, and whatever else they come up with, these are the energy sources of the future. Nuclear, coal, and oil will be filling in the gaps, instead of how it is now.

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Nothing's gonna change my world... in General
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As you all most indoubtedly know, the environment is out of control. The burning of the Amazon rain forests, whaling, Global Climate Change, extinction of the orangutans and other animals, etc.

So, what are your views on what should be done to help with the environment, and what you're doing already.

I'll start. I feel that legislation should be passsed making it mandatory for all oil and coal companies to spend at minimum ten percent of their profit on altrernative fuel research, and incentives given to those that make serious progress, like the new Honda Civic Hybrid. Also, we should start tariffing oil coming into the nation, and give that money to the EPA. Offer incentives to industrial countries to use more environment friendly practices. Ban incandescents. Establish alternative energy sources everywhere, wind wheels in places across the Great Plains, solar panels on roof tops, and more feasibly in the desert regions, tidal farms all over our national waters, geologic energy in volcanic areas, like Iceland, et cetera. Frankly, I care not for the extinction of most animals, but stand mildly opposed to it anyways. Animals simply don't deserve the same rights as sentient humans.

What I do right now isn't much. My entire household has successfully made the switch to flourescent lights, and most of the power for my city is derived from the dam just south of the city proper. Our city has the river protected by the "Green Belt", a certain amount of land to either side of the river dedicated to nature, although there are dirt paths for runners and bikers. I recycle everything. I've planted several trees. I buy local food (it's not hard in a mainly agricultural state) whenever I can, and encourage my friends to do the same.

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Jeremy Beadle in General
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What is this now, the third dead celebrity thread? Just make a universal dead celeb '08 thread, with gambling for those who wouln't make it. Famed people are falling like birds, so it shouldn't get to inactive, plus there would be mourning.

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Soccer Boots in General
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Pumas. They've always done me good as a footballer. This is good for you, as I also play defender.

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Glued much? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

Aran... sorry to interrupt but I need to send you a PM concerning EE.
Just email me, it's a lot easier.

I'm not e-mailing anyone on these boards after Ed. Instead, just check "Recent Changes" on EE. A wrote an article "Trading" in Ermarian that I'd like you to look over.

On topic, it's surprising how many Spiderwebbers don't care about the Games anymore.

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Glued much? in General
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quote:
Originally written by Arancaytar:

Why I came originally is a piece of trivia I'm not going to spew out for the tenth time. I stayed because I liked this place and the people in it. Despite appearances (I am increasingly becoming a gnarly oldbie, and behaving all cynical and world-weary and moderatorially heavy-handed) I really like all of you. You're funny, spontaneous, on average about as weird as I am, and while the younguns over in the GF forums aren't all master spellers or great thinkers, we all started out some time. The obnoxious, illiterate newbie of today may become the obnoxious, sarcastic oldbie of tomorrow - look at me.
Aran... sorry to interrupt but I need to send you a PM concerning EE.

To stay on topic, I'll add this nugget to the goldmine:
Admit it. The only real reason you stay here is because the games are good and keep on coming. Everything else is secondary, or tertiary, etc.

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Glued much? in General
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The Games. None of us would be here if it weren't for the games.

Then again, during the slow times between games, it's mostly the Community. I know a much better intellectual forum, and the debates here are always tame. Which is good, but there are less of them too. So, no. I don't stick around here for the debates, although I do participate occasionally. I wouln't want to come here if it weren't for the Games and the Community.

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Heath Ledger in General
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Profile #14
quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

Lots of people are dying this year. Sir Edmund Hillary, Bobby Fischer, Ledger.

So, now's a good time to place your bets. Who else is going to die by the end of 2008?

News came yesterday. The President of the Latter-Day Saints kicked the bucket. After a breif glance at Wikipedia, the guy who designed It's A Small World, two supercentenarians, and the founder of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine have all kicked it this year.

Anyways, I'll make a few predictions before it's too late:
-A Former President, let's say Carter
-Children's Dreams
-An older movie actor

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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quote:
Originally written by Excalibur:

Age: Tradgedy is in the eye of the beholder, my friend.
Birth Characteristics: Siblings.
Sexual Orientation: Not Given.
Marital Status: Single
Virgin: Yes
Ethnic Origin: German, Polish, Irish, and Swiss, and something else
Nationality: So Swedish?
Languages Spoken: English, French
Religion: Catholic?
Economic Status: Upper Middle Class.
Political Leanings: Libertarian
Highest degree completed: Not given.
Academic area of interest: Something about middle school.
Primary Occupation: Sleeping, Something, Music, and Electronics.
Membership to Spiderweb: Not Given
Preferred computer system: Mac has some pretty hilarious commercials out there.

FYT, I think. Some were pretty cryptic though.

[ Monday, January 28, 2008 18:14: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Spiderweb Demographics 2008 in General
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Age: 13
Gender & sexual orientation: Male, heterosexual
Marital Status: In a relationship. As much as a relationship is at this age, at least.
Virgin: Until the day I'm married.
Ethnic Origin: European. German, English, and probably some Scandinavian too, as both sides of my family lived in Minnesota for some time.
Nationality: American. I prefer to call myself a Statesman or Unioner though, as America is the name of not one, but two continents.
Languages Spoken: English, Australian, American, Canadian, New Zealandic, Sealandic, Jamaican, Bermudan, Latin
Religion: Atheist
Economics Status: Upper Middle Class
Political Leanings: Economic, Social Freedoms.
Highest Completed Educational Degree: Elementary, dear Watson. In Junior High.
Primary Academic Area of Interest: Civil Engineering. City Planning and the like.
Primary Occupation: Student
Spiderweb joining: 2004. Probably didn't become anything communal until 05/06
Preferred CPU: PC

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Heath Ledger in General
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Lots of people are dying this year. Sir Edmund Hillary, Bobby Fischer, Ledger.

So, now's a good time to place your bets. Who else is going to die by the end of 2008?

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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quote:
Originally written by SGT. POCKY:

quote:
Originally written by Goldenking:

Now, I personally am a New Socialist. Which is to say, I believe that the best form of the economy can be found by having certain industries, like water purification or the military, be controlled by the gov't, and the others left to the free market.
What you've described is basically Stalinism

Really? Sounds nothing like it to me. Go ahead and describe Stalinism, I've seen multiple definitions before. Like having a Communist Dictatorship with a presonality cult, and purgings. Which is not what I described. In fact, it sounds like you're just trying to smear what I described.

I didn't really say much about the state, but preferrably it would be democratically elected, federal, etc. But let's not get into my views on democracy.

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SimCity: the greatest evil? in General
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Whatever. Let's, for debating purposes assume that SimCity is Socialist. What is so bad about Socialism?

It's not like it's Communism, and most every country doesn't practice pure Capitalism.

Now, I personally am a New Socialist. Which is to say, I believe that the best form of the economy can be found by having certain industries, like water purification or the military, be controlled by the gov't, and the others left to the free market.

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Diversity in General
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quote:
Originally written by trap like a silver knife:

How about religion and economic status? Those are also important markers of minority status, although of course the former only means something if you also give your current location.

—Alorael, who is ethnically challenged as well as ethically challenged. That means he really wants to make terrible race jokes but can't get away with them.

I assume you mean Religious Status as in with or against Theism, and Economic Status as Capitalist or Socailist. Right?

-Alorael, you can always get away with making fun of long dead people/groups, or non-existant races. Example: "I hate every single Roman on this planet." As well as: "Oompa-Loompas are a disgrace to the Earth, and the only occupation worthy of them, besides death, is slaving away in factories for no pay."

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"I'm happy I'm the mentally disturbed person I am." -Nioca
"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
"To fly, throw yourself at the ground and miss." -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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Diversity in General
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Member # 4574
Profile #11
Suggested categories for a revision:

-Caucasian
-Sub-Saharan African
-Arabic
-Indian
-Chinese
-Korean
-Japanese
-Amerindian
-Carib
-Oceanic
-Mixture

And more. Also, you feel we're unworthy of having an age category? What kind of census is this?

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"I'm happy I'm the mentally disturbed person I am." -Nioca
"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
"To fly, throw yourself at the ground and miss." -The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
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