Supranatural luminescence meter
Dibbeth upon this. --Brother Arfrus 12:08, 27 Sep 2005 (EDT)
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 MissBardway 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 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.
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.
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.
Odgar IV dates: Suddenly, at the age of 28, in -266 EC, he very unexpectedly got himself elected to the post of rejah
in -239 EC, an incident occurred which had widespread effects and eventually led to his untimely end.