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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #60 on: July 03, 2014, 04:30:07 pm »
Contrary to popular belief, Quental Horsaline is not made out of horses.

Developed by the company Quental, located in the city Qinjuru, their brand of horsaline is that of high quality. Horsaline is a special lubricant used for any moving parts of an airship. Is more efficient than the average gear grease, horsaline can be used in small quantities without overheating the machine if overworked. Many different brands of horsaline started come to after the success of Quental and their product, but none can beat the quality nor the effectivness of Quental.

Nightgale Brandy
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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #61 on: July 04, 2014, 05:37:56 pm »
The story of Gulbert Shwegroth and his Nightgale Brandy is a tale of terrible failure and an unexpected success.

Shwegroth was a fairly wealthy entrepreneur who made a fortune through technology trades with the Yesha Empire. Although he was Anglean born and raised, he never felt a strong connection with his people. As a sophisticated and educated businessman he had little affection for these rough, even outright barbaric Pirates and Raiders.
One late night after enjoying several bottles of his favourite Mercantile Import Brandy, so the story goes, he had an idea that would change his life for ever. He decided to "civilise" the Angleans, but not through sermons or bribery, but something a lot more basic and less suspicious: through the power of alcohol.

All the people from other nations he'd come into contact with, all of them respectable and intelligent businessmen themselves, shared a fondness for choice liquors. Tastes ranged from sweet Brandy to Whiskey and rice wine, but nobody seemed to ever voluntarily imbibe the burning grain alcohol the Anglean raiders seemed to enjoy.

Mr Shwegroth deduced that the crude nature of the Angleans was caused by the simple alcoholic beverages they drank.
To fight this problem, Shwegroth set up the Shwegroth Distillery in Orrell, and only a few months later the first bottles of his new Nightgale Brandy rolled off the conveyor belts.
He had put a lot of thought into his product. The sweet taste of the drink would refine the blunt minds of the pirates, while the heroic name would inspire more and more of them to buy it. Within only a couple of years, Shwegroth was sure, Anglea would enter a new Golden Age thanks to him.

Needless to say, his plan failed. Miserably.
The Nightgale Brandy was a success, and very much so indeed, but that was about it. The drink was just as cheap as the home-brewed moonshine sold in the taverns, but it was well-made and tasty. This caused a sudden thirst for southern drinks throughout the Republic and sent a new wave of piracy across the Chill Sea. Hundreds of airship captains raced south, each one determined to find the most exquisite liquor.

While Gulbert Shwegroth watched his dream fall to pieces, he also made fortune after fortune with his Nightgale Brandy and soon the characteristical large copper fermentation vats and bottling plants could be found in every major city of the land.

However, if you should ever venture into an Anglean tavern, don't be surprised if nobody knows what "Nightgale" is. Although Shwegroth meant well when he created the name, it is just a little bit too hard to pronounce when drunk and so it is more commonly referred to as "Nightingale" or "Nightie", and today the expression "flipping the bird" is a common expression for getting absolutely wasted.



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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #62 on: July 24, 2014, 11:13:46 pm »
A reeeeallllly specitaly drink, gabalingo is started off with straining any type of rum through two left socks into a boiler. As the rum is being heated, it is then mixed with carn-ations and a rare root beer called Rigto. It was first made by drunkards off the island of Talu and become popularised as a challenge drink.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #63 on: July 24, 2014, 11:34:53 pm »
An illicit drug said to enhance a gunners skill, the mixture is a delicate balance of opium and gunpowder. Results may vary as some gunners may improve, degrade, or fall into bouts of hysteria.



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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #64 on: July 24, 2014, 11:56:59 pm »
The crusty topping you get when you properly prepare a Anglean creme brulee by placing the dessert just below the flames of a burning airship. Incredibly expensive to pull of properly, most chefs simply opt to toast the custard under a flame-thrower for a similar, but inferior effect.

Unlit lob runner

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #65 on: July 25, 2014, 12:10:51 am »
Lob Runners are specialty ships, small and armed with a single large artillery cannon, they are mostly favored by pirates and Anglea for their speed and maneuverability. An Unlit Lob Runner is a term used for Lob Runners whose cannon has been modified to produce little light when fired.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #66 on: October 13, 2014, 12:14:09 am »
A highly concentrated medicine developed by The Order. Mixed with juices of berries that have numbing effect, Valclen is a excellent pain killer that is injected into the body. But because of the high concentration, it is giving in small amounts as if given more than prescribe, the affected area or even the whole body can be permanently numb.

Crunc

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #67 on: October 13, 2014, 03:49:40 am »
A colloquial term for the sound made when a forgetful engineer leaves a spanner inside an engine block upon rebuild and tries to kickstart it. This has lead to 'Crunc' becoming a slang term for an engineer who doesn't follow standard procedure, often cutting corners.

Hychgloph.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #68 on: October 13, 2014, 11:25:41 pm »
A colloquial term for the sound made when a forgetful engineer leaves a spanner inside an engine block upon rebuild and tries to kickstart it. This has lead to 'Crunc' becoming a slang term for an engineer who doesn't follow standard procedure, often cutting corners.

Hychgloph.
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A small Anglean hamlet situated on the border between Anglean Firnfield and Fjordland Glowwater. Hychgloph is rife with conflict and piracy, its denizens making their living collecting the debris falling from the sky daily in violent, bloody skirmishes. Hychglophans are a stout bunch, living in hollowed out hills and other underground dwellings all connected with a labyrinthine series of tunnels. These tunnels are necessary to prevent village casualties caused by the constant rain of sharp metal and stray bullets, but the tunnels have also been the unwitting demise of many a curious child who has gotten lost below.

Domitian.
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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #69 on: October 14, 2014, 02:06:51 pm »
An anglicization of the Yeshan phrase "dou mi tian" (豆米田; literally: bean and rice fields). Beans and rice are staple foods in the Empire and hence are viewed as basic necessities. Yeshans use the term "dou mi tian" to refer to anything that is of great importance but often overlooked. Indeed, while the humble beans and rice are cheap and placed in low regard when compared to rare and expensive foods, they are undeniably the foundations upon which the Empire is built. The word "domitian" still retains the gist of the Yeshan phrase and is used to refer to something that is fundamental or elementary (e.g. domitian theory, domitian techniques).

Schophere.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #70 on: October 14, 2014, 02:39:20 pm »
The Schophere is the projectile-generator of the Hades cannon. While the hades cannon does use up ammuniton, the Schophere is used to charge, ignite, and launch said ammunition. It has been found in many other places in use that generally revolve around heating and ballistic projectiles, such as the secret location of the Cake factories, or as a protective thief-killer of a Blacksmith's home. However, care must be taken to secure any Schopheres correctly, otherwise the uncontrolled charge can cause it to explode and burn down surrounding airships, houses, or pastries.

Tarmtanoa

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #71 on: October 28, 2014, 10:04:51 pm »
An old snake oil type elixir, Tarmtanoa is a cheaply made alcohol created by lowly merchants from the Mercantile Guild. It was advertised as an one all cure all drink that can cure any ailments. Many believed that it did have amazing curing abilities but it was the alcohol content that numbs the brain of reason and pain. After much time, accidents have occurred from people becoming too drunk from this elixir that an investigation started.  But before any real evidence had been collected, the merchants disappeared without a trace taking with them the money of the Guild. Today Tarmtanoa is a highly sought after drink as the rarity of it now has prices going up to the thousands.

Conddle

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #72 on: October 29, 2014, 10:04:54 am »
Conddle is the Anglean name for a small, airborne cetacean. They are about three meters in length and look very much like a bloated seal. Unlike their large cousins, the legendary sky whales, Conddles are not able to stay in the air indefinitely. They rest on mountaintops and use their small flippers to flutter from rock to rock. They mainly eat plants, but once in a while they will attempt to catch passing birds - and always fail miserably.
Because of their clumsy behaviour in the air, inept Anglean pilots are sometimes called Conddles.


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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #73 on: October 29, 2014, 05:24:16 pm »
A cataglottist, commonly mistaken by the small amount of peasantry who have been educated for a cataloger, is the person in charge of the munitions and rations made for most journeys, with a reduced payment for the amount of items used during the trip upon return. Although at first this seems a simple job, given that the companies they work for seek a profit, and most airships that fly out ports never come back after a run in with pirates or a opposing faction fleet, this forces a cataglottist to think carefully and distribute supplies with a reasoning and cold head; if the heavily armed trading fleet leaves today, hand out to them a hefty amount of ammo and food, and when they return get a large paycheck, but should an adventurer fly out boldly into the sunset, be wary of how long he would last, and give him minimum requirements for a return trip in one day to help downgrade losses should he fall prey to pirates. Cataglottists are quite hated in the country as well, because although they give low prices for food, they can also limit the amount of supplies you have, forcing you to come back within a limited amount of time, effectively setting how long you can travel and forking up huge bills for small unsuccessful expeditions that ran short due to a lack of food.

Anglean Scavenger (from Yesha's view)

(OOC: In the event that we can't describe things from the view of other factions, replacement word is Flygiarian Powder.)

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #74 on: November 02, 2014, 05:07:07 pm »
July 3, 301 A.B.
FR:Jingshan Foward Patrol Joint Base, Jingshan
TO:Central Command, Chang-ning

From The Desk of Colonel [REDACTED]

General [REDACTED] I am here to inform you of the increasing raids from these Anglean Scavengers. These are not your normal Republican dogs that usually harass the trading ships that enter through the canyons up in the northern part of our borders. No Sir don't let the name scavengers fool you, these men are different, they have some more intelligance to actually plan their ambushes on the passing merchant ships then to simply rush out like lunaics and madmen. During the past few months, recent reports filied through that ships were being entangled into large nets or that certain paths through the area that highly dense smoke engulfs ships disorienting crews. Each attack so far has been conducted with only two Squid-class ships and some ground assistance. These ships are not the standard Anglean, they are far more silent and deadly, with the men on the ground just as the same. With their name being scavengers, after they trap or fully disable the ship, any working componets and cargo of value is stripped and taken leaving the crews stranded on land befroe any of our partols find them. I respecfully ask Sir that if you can allocate more resources to help deter this threat from our borders and to provide a more safe passage for travelers. Also to blast those Anglean scum out of the sky.

Colonel{REDACTED]


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