User:PhineasCrank/notepad

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It wouldn't suprise me to find anyone stealing these bits. In fact, I almost encourage it. But, if you plan to use something, please let me know.

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Possible Inventions

  • Aether Ship
  • Doctor Crank's Interlinear Escape and Vent Shaft (Ist das verboten?)
  • Doctor Crank's Highly Adjustable Animal and Mythical Beast Call
  • Perpetual Pocketwatch w/ alarm
  • The Takemitsu Journal
  • Kagerō Diary
  • Tales of Toyokage
  • botangenieering (botengineering? botangineering?)
  • universal geomantic compass
  • hydra gun
  • talking box
  • light golem
  • sympathetic vibration harp
  • supranatural pest repellent
  • Thaumaturgy for the Total Moron
  • Demonology Made Easy
  • Professor Crank's Phantastic Phantom Phaker
  • legal system?
  • monetary system?

The basic units were l.s.d or pounds, shillings and pence, but named coins of other denominations were common, e.g. a groat (until 1662) 4 farthings = 1d (penny) 4d = 1 groat 12d = 3 groats = 1s (shilling) 5s = 1 crown (half-a-crown = 2s 6d) 20s = 4 crowns = 1l or £1 (pound) A sovereign was a gold coin worth 22s 6d until the reign of Charles I, later £1. A Guinea was a coin introduced in 1663 and worth £1, then 21s from 1750. Quid = pound (still used) Bob = shilling Florin = 2 shillings Farthing = 1/4 penny Ha’penny = 1/2 penny Crown = 5 shillings (or 60 old pence or 25 new pence) 1/2 crown = 2.5 shillings tuppence = 2d; tenner = 10l; tanner = 6d , 1/2 s; thrupence= 3d; dollar = 5s, based at a time when the pound = 4 dollars; 1/2 dollar mate; haffa crown;

  • Patterns of Vegetation Succession in the Process of Ecological Restoration on the Deserted Land of Shizishan Copper Tailings in Tongling City

Flora and Fauna

  • Honey Lotus
  • pacyosaurus
  • pygmy parasitic vampire swallow
  • dragonwort
  • goblinwort tree
  • dung louse
  • ebony dewcatcher (or should that be an invention?)
  • bag monkey
  • camel monkey
  • tree fish
  • liver orchid
  • kidney flower
  • hand vine
  • skull berry
  • fuchisa fungus flower
  • riding beetle (horse beetle? mule beetle?)
  • inverted mantis
  • flower dragon
  • heart mite
  • brain fly
  • eye sucker
  • tree eel
  • goblin spider
  • castle crab (fortress crab? house crab?)
  • dwarf tree aelfant
  • ebony-headed marrow sucker
  • eye-bright algae
  • neckwolf
  • nellman
  • nymper
  • nymodes

People and Places

  • River Naught
  • Ebony Academy
  • University of Havernot, Department of Occult Science
  • Plintz
  • Nikolaus Otto Crank
  • Sheldon Byron Pocklewadging
  • Ulyanov Djugashvili Bronstein

Just some crib notes: http://web.ukonline.co.uk/m.gratton/19th%20Century/1800-1810.htm Amantine Aurore Lucile Dupin ..... French novelist who wrote under the pseudonym of George Sand. She had strong feminist ideals and believed that women should be able to enjoy the same kind of freedom as men. She often wore masculine clothing and was celebrated for her open affairs with such famous men as the poet De Musset and the composer Chopin. No lover ever left her, it was she who tired of the affair first and she made popular the theory that ' love as an end justifies any means'. In 1822 she married a country squire, Casir Dudevant, the union lasted eight years. In 1831 she left him and took their two children to Paris where she was determined to earn a living as a writer. With another writer she wrote two novels which were published under the name of Jules Sand and it was from this that George Sand was derived. Her first independent novel was Indiana in 1832 which dealt specifically with the role of women in marriage. Her next two novels were reflections of her own marital experiences. She became a follower of socialist and humanitarian ideals in the early 1840s and her books in this period were - Consuelo (1842) and La Comtesse de Rudolstadt (1843). Disillusioned by the 1848 revolution she returned to country living and died in 1876. Her biography Intimate Journal was published in 1929 ….. " Whoever has loved knows all that life contains of sorrow and joy "

Jane Digby ..... English aristocrat who shocked her upper class world by collecting and discarding husbands at an alarming rate before finally disappearing into the desert to marry a Bedouin sheik. She was a descendant of two extraordinary families - The Digbys whose line could be traced back to Edward the Confessor and the Cokes whose roots went back to King John and the Magna Carta. Her father was Captain Henry Digby, a hero of Trafalgar but it was the enormous wealth of her mothers family, the Cokes, that had built palatial Holkham Hall in north Norfolk where she spent her childhood. In 1824 a great ball was given in her honour and it was here that she met her first husband, Lord Ellenborough. He was twice her age and a widower and she was barely seventeen when they married. By the year 1856 she was married to her Arab sheik leaving three husbands still living, countless lovers and several children and had shocked her upper class family beyond belief. In this year she made one more journey home in the hope of being reconciled with her mother but English society found her new marriage too much to accept. After six months she kissed her mother goodbye for the last time and set off back to her new husband and his Bedouin tribe. She spent the rest of her life with him, sometimes in the desert, but mostly in a charming house he bought for her in Damascus and where she received many English visitors. She loved riding and on her 73rd birthday he bought her the most beautiful horse she had ever seen. A year latter in 1881 she fell ill with a virulent dysentery and died and was buried in the Protestant cemetery in Damascus. The grief-stricken Bedouin rode out to the desert and sacrificed his best camel to her memory

Events

  • Cantalope Crisis
  • Kumquat Crisis
  • Siege of Castle ...
  • Revolt of the Golems
  • Technomancer's Great Strike (or Walkout)
  • The Lamplighter's Rebellion
  • The Hot Press Incident


Occult Lore

  • Ghost Magic
  • The Grim Booke

Good Words That Mean Nothing, Yet

  • citylendinds
  • cipang
  • cultipler
  • catectoric
  • danupsycled
  • dynary
  • douset
  • daerow
  • eolocaller
  • eckling
  • gleets (actually, that one does mean something...)
  • gfuling
  • ghyman
  • ghyphialion
  • ghyence
  • ghypen
  • ghypods
  • ghysts
  • ghytaves
  • ghystars
  • ghyluxes
  • huxtoptian
  • humicrud
  • humitilar
  • hydrophid
  • hypeributterfog
  • valucks
  • varivulgius
  • virut
  • vocandix
  • vouay'a
  • vulcrue
  • xerxia
  • xable
  • xicance
  • xicadian
  • xonym
  • xonometer
  • xualan
  • xurient
  • xaesque
  • yaltippian
  • yarding
  • yesticale
  • yinges
  • yugoodicki
  • yurisk
  • zative
  • zeron
  • zingthorma
  • zomble
  • zukilly
  • zuking
  • zymenadang
  • zymes
  • Zygotic Dermitosis

Entry Templates

Animal

other names

Identification and Field Marks: describe the thing.
Similar Species: others like it (good for phantoms)
Habitat: where
Habits: what
Young and Breeding: naughty bits
Economic Importance: if any

Plant

other names

Identification and Field Marks: describe the thing.
Bloom Period: when it flowers
Similar Species: others like it (good for phantoms)
Habitat: where
Economic Importance: if any
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