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Dibbeth upon this.  --[[User:Brother Arfrus|Brother Arfrus]] 12:08, 27 Sep 2005 (EDT)
 
 
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The '''supranatural luminescence meter''' was invented by the remarkable [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway]] in -100 [[EC]].
 
The '''supranatural luminescence meter''' was invented by the remarkable [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway]] in -100 [[EC]].
  
 
[[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway|Bardway]] was born in -284 [[EC]] and was trained as an artist.  In -260 [[EC]], she found herself appointed to the position of Court Portaitist in the Court of [[Odgar IV]].  Although she was a gifted [[Luminous manuscript|lumicist]], she began experimenting in alternative techniques to incorporate spectral luminescences into lumic works.
 
[[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway|Bardway]] was born in -284 [[EC]] and was trained as an artist.  In -260 [[EC]], she found herself appointed to the position of Court Portaitist in the Court of [[Odgar IV]].  Although she was a gifted [[Luminous manuscript|lumicist]], she began experimenting in alternative techniques to incorporate spectral luminescences into lumic works.
  
With a generous travel endowment from [[Odgar IV]], the young Miss[[ Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway|Bardway]] began traveling into the [[Jorvyll]] and the [[Sarfelogian Mountains]] in order to study supernatural and supranatural luminescences, and to attempt to gather supernatural and supranatural pigments.  She was on her fifth expedition in -241 [[EC]] when she disappeared and was presumed dead.  Although the exact nature of what happened to her remains unexplained, she presumably crossed a nexus of [[orthogonalities]] in such a way as to either slow the passage of time, or else she crossed into an [[orthogonality]] where time travels at a much slower rate than normal.  In any case, she remained lost and presumed dead for 123 years.  The entire [[Carsokian]] clan was both shocked and overjoyed when [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway|Wilhelmina]] reappeared in -118 [[EC]].
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With a generous travel endowment from [[Odgar IV]], the young [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway|Miss Bardway]] began traveling into the [[Jorvyll]] and the [[Sarfelogian Mountains]] in order to study supernatural and supranatural luminescences, and to attempt to gather supernatural and supranatural pigments.  She was on her fifth expedition in -241 [[EC]] when she disappeared and was presumed dead.  Although the exact nature of what happened to her remains unexplained, she presumably crossed a nexus of [[orthogonalities]] in such a way as to either slow the passage of time, or else she crossed into an [[orthogonality]] where time travels at a much slower rate than normal.  In any case, she remained lost and presumed dead for 123 years.  The entire [[Carsokian]] clan was both shocked and overjoyed when [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway|Wilhelmina]] reappeared in -118 [[EC]].
  
Within a few years after her return, [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway]] resumed her examinations of supernatural and supranatural luminescence.  She found that her Memories began to pervade tools that she used regularly.  Whether this was due to her unusual experience across [[orthogonalities]] or whether it was related to the old, broken [[Ghoulwood viola|viola]] she had brought back from her travels or whether some other, unexplained force was at work, the transferrence happened repeatedly.  A pencil she used to write notes in her journal was discovered to be writing short stories on its own at night.    
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Within a few years after her return, [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway]] resumed her examinations of supernatural and supranatural luminescence.  She found that her Memories began to pervade tools that she used regularly.  Whether this was due to her unusual experience across [[orthogonalities]] or whether it was related to the old, broken [[Ghoulwood viola|viola]] she had brought back from her travels or the fact that now two of her [[Dendel's Stripes]] were luminescent, the transferrence happened repeatedly.  A pencil she used to write notes in her journal was discovered to be writing short stories on its own at night. A number of mirrors about the house that had reflected her image became [[untimed]], and  began reflecting images of the past.  The dice in the family's ''uevgliiwm'' set became so attenuated to her that they would always fall exactly as she desired, and no one would play the game with her anymore. 
  
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The '''supranatural luminescence meter''' was developed after [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway]] discovered that a splinter of [[Ghoulwood viola|ghoulwood]] sitting on top of a mirror registered changes when the nearby level of supranatural luminescence increased.  She quickly developed a mechanism that would take advantage of these particular properties and provide a reading.  Supranatural luminescence meters are now calibrated to what is refered to as the [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway|Bardway]] scale.
  
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Research by Doctor Mary Jane Shrigure in the -60s [[EC]] tried to use '''supranatural luminescence meters''' to determine altitude in cartography.  Though mostly unsuccessful, as an inadvertent discovery from her research, she was able to begin to identify the course of the [[Shrigure Gradient]] based on her measurements.  [[Rancticirchiretic]] was more successful in developing methods of locating strong points of [[orthogonalities|orthogonality]] boundaries with the use of '''supranatural luminescence meters''' in the -40s [[EC]].  Still, to this day, the nature of supranatural luminescence is poorly understood, and the full potential of the ability to measure this phenomenon has yet to be realized.
  
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--[[User:Brother Arfrus|Brother Arfrus]] 10:49, 30 Sep 2005 (EDT)
  
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'''Citations:''' [[Jorvyll]], [[Untimed]], [[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway]]
  
'''Notes:'''
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[[Category:Inventions]]
 
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[[Carsokian]]:  Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway - The inventor of the ghoulwood viola and the supranatural luminescence meter, as well as the creator of the famous phaelros window at the Court of Odgar IV. She spent an unfortunate portion of her life trying to explain the difference between supernatural and supranatural luminescence and not enough time puttering in her lab, according to her journals.
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I am indebted to [[User:MorbusIff|Morbus Iff]] for his contributions regarding the process of ghostwriting.  -- Brother Arfrus
 
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It was into this high-point of the Clan's history that Mary Elizabeth Carsokian was born and groomed to be the clan head. She rose to that position on a fine, warm Ulfsday in Gomin of -100 EC, on her 57th birthday. With her that day, according to the Cranee Historical Society records, was her young, freshly married daughter Aleksandra Mary Blackgold, and her young niece Sylvia Beth Panderlock, who would lead the clan into the modern age. It is also in this year that the highly educated Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway made her great discoveries regarding ghoulwood and the supranatural luminescence.
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[[Odgar IV]] dates:
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Suddenly, at the age of 28, in -266 EC, he very unexpectedly got himself elected to the post of rejah
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in -239 EC, an incident occurred which had widespread effects and eventually led to his untimely end.
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'''Citations:''' [[Jorvyll]],[[]],[[Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway]]
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Revision as of 10:49, 30 September 2005

The supranatural luminescence meter was invented by the remarkable Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway in -100 EC.

Bardway was born in -284 EC and was trained as an artist. In -260 EC, she found herself appointed to the position of Court Portaitist in the Court of Odgar IV. Although she was a gifted lumicist, she began experimenting in alternative techniques to incorporate spectral luminescences into lumic works.

With a generous travel endowment from Odgar IV, the young Miss Bardway began traveling into the Jorvyll and the Sarfelogian Mountains in order to study supernatural and supranatural luminescences, and to attempt to gather supernatural and supranatural pigments. She was on her fifth expedition in -241 EC when she disappeared and was presumed dead. Although the exact nature of what happened to her remains unexplained, she presumably crossed a nexus of orthogonalities in such a way as to either slow the passage of time, or else she crossed into an orthogonality where time travels at a much slower rate than normal. In any case, she remained lost and presumed dead for 123 years. The entire Carsokian clan was both shocked and overjoyed when Wilhelmina reappeared in -118 EC.

Within a few years after her return, Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway resumed her examinations of supernatural and supranatural luminescence. She found that her Memories began to pervade tools that she used regularly. Whether this was due to her unusual experience across orthogonalities or whether it was related to the old, broken viola she had brought back from her travels or the fact that now two of her Dendel's Stripes were luminescent, the transferrence happened repeatedly. A pencil she used to write notes in her journal was discovered to be writing short stories on its own at night. A number of mirrors about the house that had reflected her image became untimed, and began reflecting images of the past. The dice in the family's uevgliiwm set became so attenuated to her that they would always fall exactly as she desired, and no one would play the game with her anymore.

The supranatural luminescence meter was developed after Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway discovered that a splinter of ghoulwood sitting on top of a mirror registered changes when the nearby level of supranatural luminescence increased. She quickly developed a mechanism that would take advantage of these particular properties and provide a reading. Supranatural luminescence meters are now calibrated to what is refered to as the Bardway scale.

Research by Doctor Mary Jane Shrigure in the -60s EC tried to use supranatural luminescence meters to determine altitude in cartography. Though mostly unsuccessful, as an inadvertent discovery from her research, she was able to begin to identify the course of the Shrigure Gradient based on her measurements. Rancticirchiretic was more successful in developing methods of locating strong points of orthogonality boundaries with the use of supranatural luminescence meters in the -40s EC. Still, to this day, the nature of supranatural luminescence is poorly understood, and the full potential of the ability to measure this phenomenon has yet to be realized.

--Brother Arfrus 10:49, 30 Sep 2005 (EDT)

Citations: Jorvyll, Untimed, Wilhelmina Corinne Bardway


I am indebted to Morbus Iff for his contributions regarding the process of ghostwriting. -- Brother Arfrus

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