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Teeny tiny mistake in 2.6

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Just got to the "first watch" lovetalk (yay, Amber is now gropable!). Got these lines:

 

~Excuse me for rambling - what I was getting at was that I have always tried to keep track of special events occurring in the heavens. You know, eclipses and such. I am no astronomer, but by listening to the right people - even if they don't always know you are listening - one can learn a great deal.~

 

~...anyway, while I was staying in Athkatla, I learned that during <MONTHNAME> there is a good chance of seeing whole hordes of falling stars on clear nights. The astrologer I was listening to also said that events like this are important omens - either good or ill. I do not know how much truth there is to it, but I saw them last night and it was beautiful.~

 

I think you meant astronomer again on the second line. An astrologer is someone who does horoscopes as opposed to someone who studies the stars.

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Grim, I am going to (politely) disagree - in modern times/RL, yep,

 

Astronomy = scientific study || Astrology = metaphysical study

 

but in FR terms, the two terms would be pretty much the same thing. Even a Gondian cleric would look for magical/metaphysical implications of star movements, since the Weave extends everywhere in the known planar divisions of the metaverse, and a tiefling would be much more in tune with astrology than astronomy. I'd let 'em be, and let folks revel in the ambiguity between the two lines ???

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My point is more that she referred to him as one thing and then in the next line as another. In a conversation you'd use the same job title for someone (even if there were a crossover between the two).

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Since the person Amber refers to thinks the falling stars actually hold some metaphysical meaning ("important omens""), they sound more like an astrologer and not an astronomer.

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Perhaps. Either way, consistency was my point.

 

Anyway, I've reported what I thought was odd. If Meira and Darios want to use, cool. Otherwise, fair enough.

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True enough - that makes sense. You might say "I am no policeman, but the policeman i was talking to said..." and it would probably be more correct.

 

I have been using a different parsing, I think - I always read that as "I am no 'studier of the stars', but the 'star expert' I was listenening to said X..." in the colloquial usage, where informal american would say things like this:

 

"I am no carpenter, but the woodworker I was working with..."

"I am no singer, but the bard I was working with..."

"I am no gardener, but the horticulturist I was working with..."

"I am no wordsmith, but the author I was listening to said..."

etc.

 

Or, "Me? I ain't no preacher, no way, no how. But that Reverend, he can talk like the Gates of Heaven are slammin' shut on your head."

 

Heh - it is Graduate School, all over again - next up, we need to discuss english vs american usages of "u", and what the word "existential" *really* means ???

 

EDIT2: darn it, I need to learn to type faster. You two posted before i even got close to finishing, so now i am all out of order. Bleh!

Edited by cmorgan

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I meant astronomer. In a pseudo medieval (+working magic) world astronomer would not have been as cutting edge scientific as we might have gotten used to. If Amber was talking about drawing a birth chart I'd use a astrologer. (Who would be useless guy for her, since her exact birth time is not known.)

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Hey Meira,

 

first of all thank you for this great mod! I have played it three times now with great joy, and I'm really looking forward to play it again with the ToB content! :thumbsup:

 

I have found a little mistake in one of the scripts. In M#AR0700.baf there is the block:

 

IF

Global("M#RashrynInPlace","AR0700",0)

TimeGT(6)

TimeLT(22)

THEN

RESPONSE #100

CreateCreature("M#Rashryn",[1557.2236],14)

SetGlobal("M#RashrynInPlace","AR0700",1)

END

 

One of these lines must be

CreateCreature("M#Rashry",[1557.2236],14)

 

There is an "n" too much in the name of the creature.

 

Best wishes,

Shaykaban

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One of these lines must be

CreateCreature("M#Rashry",[1557.2236],14)

 

There is an "n" too much in the name of the creature.

 

Thanks! I'll have to fix that. However, the tailor does appear despite this mistake.

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