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  1. Li Xiuying raises her brows as a small smile graces her lips. The middle aged woman would look in the distance towards her good Barclay friends in Haense. “Based.”
  2. Somewhere out on the plains of a distant destination far from Haense, Nadya Ivankov puffs on another cigar as her fishing line dangles in the gugrling stream. The line suddenly snaps, the catch quickly escaping much to her disgruntlement. ”Bad omens.” She mutters, trail of smoke exhaled from her lips, her severe features deepening in a sorrowful frown. She raises her flask of Carrion, saluting her once brother in arms. ”Perrhaps soon I’ll join you, Jackson.”
  3. Nation Settlement PRO MC Name: Kemobrown Nation Name: Jade State of Yong Ping What is the history of your settlement since its founding and what has transpired for it to ascend to the status of a fully-fledged, multi-playergroup nation?(1000 words minimum): Yong-Ping City is the epicentre of Eastern-inspired culture and arts. It’s home to the Li-Ren, Oyashimans and many other travellers who have found home with its unique culture, natural landscapes and laid-back lifestyle. Yong-Ping found its humble origins in Arcas, where it started off as just a small embassy, eventually growing to encompass Tai Ping District in Talons Port. With the small district no longer able to contain the ever-growing population of Li-Ren and Oyashimans, the City State of Yong Ping was founded on the South-Western shores. Since then, Yong Ping has remained a beacon of unique culture and a hub of the arts, with its player base flourishing under the expansion into settlement, so much so that it's grown to the point where we can confidently head into nationhood. Due to an influx of inhabitants, we have found ourselves sorely lacking for space to house them. Thus, in order to continue to provide a home that will put its people first, celebrate the culture, and continue to offer a one-of-the-kind experience found nowhere else on Almaris, we have decided to apply for nation status. Culture post: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/196044-culture-li-ren-culture/ https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/194066-culture-oyashima/?tab=comments#comment-1790003 Events posts: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/197710-tea-house-opening-night-the-story-of-nian/ (had 25 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198062-battle-of-the-bei-blades/ (had 10 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198247-mourning-the-lost/ (had 10 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198431-the-sky-and-the-star/ (same event as above) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198558-tai-ping-new-century-celebrations/ (altogether, 15-20 attendees each day) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198592-washing-the-ashes-and-beginning-anew/ (20 attendees roughly) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198629-the-firework-feast/ (15-20 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198709-lion-dancing-competition/ (10 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198743-the-dragon-dance-parade/ (We went round all of Almaris, rough gauge is each settlement or nation picked up 15-20 attendees at a time). How has your settlement expanded into a core LotC staple, warranting nation rights? Only eastern inspired settlement that has lasted for multiple IRL months and has managed to reach and maintain Nation Level activity throughout this entire period. It has offered a unique culture and RP niche that is not found within other nations. Within the past few months there has been an increasing growth in player activity and retention and unfortunately due to the current size limits of Yong Ping we’ve had to turn away players who are wanting to move to Yong Ping and further engage in the roleplay here because we don’t have enough houses or space to provide for all the players that are flocking to the city. We also provide and cater to multiple events both ST run and player run within the city that keeps roleplay constantly evolving and interesting for the players who live and RP here. We recently held a festival within Yong Ping that had a constant attendance of 45 people for the multi hour duration of the event. What are your plans once getting Nation Status and the remainder of your tile? The Jade State of Yong Ping will seek to expand into the surrounding area, increasing the size of its domain while adding more areas and builds to facilitate more unique, farfolk-inspired subcultures to thrive. The State will maintain its emphasis on Eastern-inspired cultures and retain the unique niche we have so far managed to establish and maintain. This will allow others with similar aspirations to work with Nation and make interesting RP thrive. What niche does your nation capture that does not exist among the current ones?: Our settlement captures that Eastern Inspired subculture and encourages a unique sense of Eastern inspired cultural roleplay and new player integration not found in other nations on the server. Yong Ping provides a safe haven for Farfolk inspired roleplay and will allow for expansions of Farfolk culture and roleplay in the future as the player base expands from what it is now. Do you feel confident that your settlement has grown to the point that it can survive the departure of its existing leadership? Is your player-group able to incorporate new players into the existing roleplay community that founded your settlement?: As I myself have only just joined a couple of months ago, and already have worked my way to the highest achievable office within Yong Ping. I would define Yong Ping as an ideal and friendly environment for new players and old players alike to not only learn and live out the specific culture of Yong Ping, but also to engage in a different facet of roleplay from the norm that is usually found on LotC. As a new and upcoming nation as well as playerbase we have less attachment compared to the longer standing nations and settlements and as a result provide a path for new players to trailblaze themselves and can be seen in our efforts to incorporate them into our community from the get go as seen with our Citizenship Application process which forces players to engage in RP with the settlement and its culture. This process allows new players to evolve their characters and story within the cultural environment and playerbase of Yong Ping and as a result allows Yong Ping itself and the players already living there to evolve and progress their stories.
  4. KEMO'S SKIN AUCTION 2.0 _________________________________________________________ Going again but with more male adventurer outfits~ ALL bids are as LISTED ~ Bids will increase by 10 mina per bid minimum. ~ Remember to @ the person you're outbidding. BIDS WILL END MIDNIGHT MONDAY 19TH APRIL EST. Please dm me on Kaiz#4082 if you have any more questions. Feel free to change colours or make minor edits. MALE SKINS: Stealing in Style - 75 mina Desert Merc - 75 mina FEMALE SKINS: Dusk - 75 mina Midnight - 75 mina
  5. Li Xiuying sat in her office after a long day of sorting through paperwork, exhaustion colouring her face. One particular parchment remained untouched - rather, it was a refusal to touch it. Yet her hollow gaze couldn't separate itself from the words on the paper, disbelief still ringing in her ears. A dear friend of hers, gone... She knew briefly of the hardships this young woman bore. She recalled the bright, indomitable smile of the raven-haired sprite as she sparred with the Li-ren back in Tai Ping district. How she watched that light dim bit by bit as the years passed, despite the beauty of the person increasing. The image of Koenas Mariya proudly touting her little Petra when she last visited, the quiet peace of them sharing tea now turned to the deafening silence and cold reality of the empty office. Xiuying's knuckles turn white as her grip on her calligraphy brush tightens unconsciously as two singular drops stain the page, blurring the ink. For the first time in many years, the Matriarch's composure broke. After a while, she furiously wipes at her eyes with her tear-soaked hanfu sleeves and stands, heading to the cabinet in her office. Opening it, she takes out the variety of spirits her dear friend had gifted her, yet untouched because she had pictured that they would be sharing it together... She pours herself a glass and shakily raises it to the skies, before pouring it on the earth. She pours herself another and toasts to the sky muttering: "One more cup of wine to conclude the little happiness that remains..." As she begins to 'share' the alcohol between the two of them, as promised.
  6. KEMO'S SKIN AUCTION [ CLOSED] _________________________________________________________ First time doing this so go easy on me please~ ALL bids are as LISTED ~ Bids will increase by 10 mina per bid minimum. ~ Remember to @ the person you're outbidding. BIDS WILL END MIDNIGHT MONDAY 29TH EST. Please dm me on Kaiz#4082 if you have any more questions. Feel free to change colours or make minor edits. FEMALE SKINS: Sunrise - 75 Mina Afternoon Tea - 75 Mina MALE SKINS: Morning Stroll - 75 Mina Northern Wolf - 75 Mina
  7. YONG PING SETTLEMENT APPLICATION Settlement PRO MC Name: Kemobrown Settlement Name: Yong Ping Proposed Settlement Locations (Highlight 3 on the map): 1st preference - Tile 66. 2nd preference - Tile 73 3rd preference - Tile 77 Settlement Lore (could include previous roleplay posts showing involvement with the community) (1000 words minimum): Yong-Ping City is the epicentre of Eastern-inspired culture and arts. It’s home to the Li-Ren, Hou-zi, Oyashimans and many other travellers who have found home with its unique culture, natural landscapes and laid-back lifestyle. Yong-Ping found its humble origins in Arcas, where it started off as just a small embassy, eventually growing to encompass Tai Ping District in Talons Port. However, whilst many enjoy the special experience that our community offers, others preferred conflict targeted specifically at the Eastern cultures. Due to an influx of inhabitants and discontent with the inaction regarding the protection of our people, the inhabitants of Tai Ping have decided to expand and establish a new home under the name of Yong Ping. A home that will put its people first, celebrate the culture, and continue to offer a one-of-the-kind experience found nowhere else on Almaris. Culture post: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/196044-culture-li-ren-culture/ https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/194066-culture-oyashima/?tab=comments#comment-1790003 Events posts: https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/197710-tea-house-opening-night-the-story-of-nian/ (had 25 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198062-battle-of-the-bei-blades/ (had 10 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198247-mourning-the-lost/ (had 10 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198431-the-sky-and-the-star/ (same event as above) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198558-tai-ping-new-century-celebrations/ (altogether, 15-20 attendees each day) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198592-washing-the-ashes-and-beginning-anew/ (20 attendees roughly) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198629-the-firework-feast/ (15-20 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198709-lion-dancing-competition/ (10 attendees) https://www.lordofthecraft.net/forums/topic/198743-the-dragon-dance-parade/ (We went round all of Almaris, rough gauge is each settlement or nation picked up 15-20 attendees at a time). Settlement Government Structure Explanation: Yong-Ping government is centered around the Five Ministries, each headed by a Minister that make up the central governing body, and many Officers under said Ministries to assist in the smooth running of Yong-Ping City. Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Charged with political and diplomatic tasks, fostering good relations with other peoples and working together with other Ministries to better trade for Yong-Ping. Ministry of Defence: The main protectors and keepers of order in Yong-Ping. They are charged with arresting criminals, defending the city’s citizens, as well as escorting any important personages. Ministry of Rites: The most popular ministry, presiding over all cultural events and affairs. This will be from organising plays, education lectures, cultural rites, and the like. Ministry of Justice: The main legislative body of the city, charged with ensuring a balance between punishment and reward for the deeds of the city’s citizens. This ministry works in tandem with the Ministry of Defence to carry out its edicts. Ministry of the Interior: In charge of taxes, state economic welfare and the like. Stewards replace the Officers in the specific case of this Ministry. Settlement Builds and Infrastructure (photos required): How does this settlement offer a unique niche not already found in an existing polity on the server? Our roleplay is highly culture-centric and inspired by Asia. So far, the server is host to many Euro-centric roleplay hubs bar the Fakhr Oasis. Our culture as well as the characters offer a fresh contrast against the norm, with a heavy emphasis on arts, festivities, and the like that cannot be found anywhere else on the server. It is specifically because of our unique roleplay that our activity has been steady and has attracted many players. It is also due to the heavy Asian influence on our roleplay that lore-wise, it would be hard to feasibly fit us under any other nation. Furthermore, in order to continue providing LOTC with a unique experience such as ours, it would be more effective to allow such a community to exist under their full autonomy. How does your settlement tie to the greater lore and narrative set by the community on LotC?: Lore-wise, we are a farfolk culture that is heavily inspired by the Hou-zi. As time passed, our culture was spread, as well as our emphasis on trade and the arts. This has brought many races to live amongst the Li-Ren, such as elves, humans, and the occasional Hou-zi. Though the Hou-zi were shelved, the interest in that specific niche has not declined. In fact, our steady incline in activity has proven the opposite. Have you ever run a settlement on LoTC before and what experience do you have with leadership within roleplay communities among the current groups of players? No, but I am confident that the current community have found my leadership so far satisfactory. We have managed to grow Tai Ping from a group of less than 10 active players to where it is now, with over 100 members in our discord. Do you understand the metrics for maintaining activity and the grounds for settlement removal, along with the standing polity cap? Yes, we must maintain 1% global activity each week and pay 50 mina tax. An additional 50 mina is required if we have any tile improvements purchased. If we fail to meet these requirements, we have a 3 week ‘at risk period’ where our tile will slowly ‘collapse’. If nothing is done after one more week, the settlement will be evicted.
  8. Based ❤️ but paste? 😞 Jk jk but in all seriousness though, it's nice to see staff listening and taking players' concerns into consideration 🙂. Still a bit concerning that the activity check date is creeping closer but settlements don't have a place to rp in as of yet - but i think this has been raised to your attention already.
  9. Overview: Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice originating from the Far East, passed down by the Li-Ren’s great ancestors. It requires solid knowledge of the flow of ‘qi’ or energy in the body, usually alongside the nervous system in channels called ‘meridians’. By inserting sterilised silver needles into particular channels, one can redirect nervous sensations or hormonal imbalances within the body. It is important to note however, that acupuncture itself cannot completely treat any ailments, it is best to accompany it with dietary or lifestyle changes. Tools: To administer acupuncture, one must have a set of thin, silver needles. Similar to sewing needles, the point must be strong but exceedingly thin, with a sturdy but light wooden end to enable easy insertion into the body such that the patient will not feel much sensation. The needles must be silver as silver is a metal that can draw out impurities or poisons within the body. One must cleanse and sterilise the needles regularly, whether through flame or through strong alcohol. Sanitation is crucial to practice as substances from previous treatments may still linger on the needles if not tended to properly. Channels: There are 14 main channels in the body that dominate energy flow and the nervous system. Each channel has a major point which can be triggered to treat certain ailments, as seen in the following below: Large Intestine Channel: Hegu This point is located on the back side of the hand between the thumb and first finger. The primary use of this point is to relieve pain and treat inflammatory and feverish diseases. Pressing upon it is particularly known to help with headaches. Lung Channel: Lieque This point is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. It is used to treat several disorders of the upper body, including respiratory disorders, sore throat, facial paralysis and wrist conditions. Stomach Channel: Zusanli This point is located on the front of the leg, just below the knee. It is helpful for digestive disorders. Research shows that using this point results in positive effects in treating anemia, immune deficiency, indigestion and diarrhea. Spleen Channel: Sanyinjiao This point is located on the inner side of the leg just above the ankle. It is well known for treating hormonal disorders (such as irregular menstruation) and other disorders dealing with reproduction and general genital health. Gallbladder Channel: Fengchi This point is located at the base of the skull where it joins the neck in back. It is used in the treatment of acute disorders, such as the common cold, influenza, headache, neck pain and fever. In addition, it lowers blood pressure. Liver Channel: Taichong The point is located on the top of the foot, between the first and second toes. It is used to balance emotional energy, helps regulate menstruation, to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. Pericardium Channel: Neiguan This point is located on the inner arm, just above the wrist. This channel is useful for cardiac disorders, such as heart palpitation and chest pains. It is also useful for nausea, vomiting, spasms and convulsions. Heart Channel: Shenmen This point is located on the outer side of the wrist. It is used in the treatment of a variety of mental disorders, such as insomnia, agitation and fatigue. Urinary Bladder Channel: Weizhong This point is located at the back of the knee. It is utilized in the treatment of back pain, hip impairment, muscular cramps, leg pain, and abdominal pain. Kidney Channel: Taixi This point is located just behind the inner ankle. It is used for disorders in several areas of the body, including sore throat, deafness, dizziness, lower back pain and can help or hinder bedroom activities. Triple Burner Channel: Waiguan This point on the channel is located on the outer side of the arm, above the wrist. It is mainly used in treatment of disorders along the pathway of this meridian, that is, of the fingers, hand, arms, neck, ears, cheek, and top of the head. Small Intestine Channel: Houxi This point is located on the side of the hand, below the little finger. It is used for treating general stiffness, seizures, night sweats and fevers. Governing Vessel: Baihui This point is located at the top of the head. It is traditionally applied in the treatment for headache, vertigo, ringing in the ears and nasal obstruction. It is best used in accompaniment with the Kidney Channel. Theory / Capabilities: Before administering acupuncture, always clean your patient’s body by wiping them down, whether through rice alcohol or water. When inserting the needles into the patient’s points, one must take extra care not to insert directly upon the nerve endings as doing so would block energy and nerve transmission into said areas. Instead, when promoting sensation or hormonal surge in the general area, insert the needle a little towards the outside of the body from the point, as this will stimulate the flow of ‘energy’ towards the desired treatment area. Treatment Examples: [!] The following only intend to act as examples of treatment. Not all the herbs listed in the prescriptions exist rply but it’s just an example for people to get a better understanding of how treatment would work. Treatment of a Common Cold: - Get the patient to suck on a slice of raw ginger whilst you administer acupuncture. - Warm up the room so that the patient will break out into sweat. - Cleanse the body. - Insert needles into the Large Intestinal, Lung Channel, Gallbladder, and the Governing Channel. - Leave the needles in for around 15 minutes before taking them out. - Prescribe the patient ginger, ginseng, honey and kumquat tea and encourage drinking the concoction every day until their cold gets better. Make sure that the patient is also adequately warm throughout this process. Treatment of Headache: - Cleanse the patient’s body. - Begin inserting the acupuncture needles into the Governing, Large Intestine, Gallbladder, and Heart Channels. - Leave needles in until the patient begins to feel less tension/stiffness in the area before taking them out. - Prescribe patient with a mild, diluted Frostvine salve along the area of pain for external application and some rejuvenating Mandragora tea for consumption. Treatment of Respiratory Diseases: - Air out the room first and free it from any lingering dust. - Cleanse the patient’s body. - Begin inserting acupuncture needles into the Lung, Pericardium, Heart, and Governing Channels. - Leave needles in for 15 minutes before taking them out. - As this is a long-lasting lifestyle disease, encourage the patient to come for routine acupuncture treatments. The patient should also maintain a clean house free of dust at all times and keep a light diet and avoid oily, fatty foods as well as excessive indulging in red meats. Treatment of Menstrual pains and irregularities: - Warm up the room so that the patient is comfortably warm, but not sweating. - Cleanse the patient’s body. - Begin inserting acupuncture needles into the Urinary, Kidney, Liver, and Spleen Channels. - Leave the acupuncture needles in before beginning to massage the patient’s pained areas with a heated ceramic ball, careful not to burn the patient. - Finish the massage and take out the needles after an hour’s time. - Prescribe the patient with a herbal concoction of Mandragora, Desert Berry, ginseng, ginger, and pomegranate. Inform the patient to keep their body warm at all times during the menstrual period, and eat red meat, in particular pig’s liver cooked in rice wine and ginger. - Encourage the patient to attend regular acupuncture and massage sessions until the irregularities ease. [!] Well performed treatment over a prolonged period can help women recover from miscarriages within reasonable bounds. Treatment of Indigestion/ Food poisoning / ingested poisons: - Cleanse the patient’s body and ready a nearby pot for the patient to vomit into. - Feed the patient ground and boiled Goblin’s Ivy with Alabaster Leaf, then induce them into vomiting. - Once the patient has vomited out all the contents, insert needles into the Pericardium, Stomach and Kidney channels. - Wait until any poisonous substances have been drawn out by the silver. If no poison was ingested, leave the needles in until the patient feels the nausea subside. - Prescribe the patient with Mandragora tea afterwards and encourage them to adhere to a lighter diet, refraining from oily, fatty foods as well as excessive wine. REDLINES: Acupuncture itself CANNOT heal any ailments, it has to be used in tandem with other treatments, such as herbal remedies or lifestyle changes. Acupuncture is NOT a miracle cure and often needs repeated treatments in order for successful treatment. Acupuncture can only enhance or take away nervous sensation or balance out hormones slightly in targetted areas each session. You can damage someone’s nerves on purpose with acupuncture but it has to be done over time and the damage has to be gauged by a roll to prevent powergaming (esp. in the case of nervous breakdown). PURPOSE (OOCLY): I’m surprised acupuncture hasn’t been done in an official capacity but I just thought adding acupuncture to LotC would make medical rp much more interesting. So far medical rp is a one-off rp experience but with acupuncture you can have repeat or regular patients, try combining western and eastern medical practices back from medieval ages, and facilitate a more engaging rp experience – because who doesn’t like getting needles stuck into them? Overall I think it’s too interesting a concept to pass up on and I’m sure many other medical rpers would enjoy adding acupuncture to their repertoire.
  10. Overview: Acupuncture is an ancient medical practice originating from the Far East, passed down by the Li-Ren’s great ancestors. It requires solid knowledge of the flow of ‘qi’ or energy in the body, usually alongside the nervous system in channels called ‘meridians’. By inserting sterilised silver needles into particular channels, one can redirect nervous sensations or hormonal imbalances within the body. It is important to note however, that acupuncture itself cannot completely treat any ailments, it is best to accompany it with dietary or lifestyle changes. Tools: To administer acupuncture, one must have a set of thin, silver needles. Similar to sewing needles, the point must be strong but exceedingly thin, with a sturdy but light wooden end to enable easy insertion into the body such that the patient will not feel much sensation. The needles must be silver as silver is a metal that can draw out impurities or poisons within the body. One must cleanse and sterilise the needles regularly, whether through flame or through strong alcohol. Sanitation is crucial to practice as substances from previous treatments may still linger on the needles if not tended to properly. Channels: There are 14 main channels in the body that dominate energy flow and the nervous system. Each channel has a major point which can be triggered to treat certain ailments, as seen in the following below: Large Intestine Channel: Hegu This point is located on the back side of the hand between the thumb and first finger. The primary use of this point is to relieve pain and treat inflammatory and feverish diseases. Pressing upon it is particularly known to help with headaches. Lung Channel: Lieque This point is located above the wrist on the inside of the arm. It is used to treat several disorders of the upper body, including respiratory disorders, sore throat, facial paralysis and wrist conditions. Stomach Channel: Zusanli This point is located on the front of the leg, just below the knee. It is helpful for digestive disorders. Research shows that using this point results in positive effects in treating anemia, immune deficiency, indigestion and diarrhea. Spleen Channel: Sanyinjiao This point is located on the inner side of the leg just above the ankle. It is well known for treating hormonal disorders (such as irregular menstruation) and other disorders dealing with reproduction and general genital health. Gallbladder Channel: Fengchi This point is located at the base of the skull where it joins the neck in back. It is used in the treatment of acute disorders, such as the common cold, influenza, headache, neck pain and fever. In addition, it lowers blood pressure. Liver Channel: Taichong The point is located on the top of the foot, between the first and second toes. It is used to balance emotional energy, helps regulate menstruation, to reduce high blood pressure and cholesterol. Pericardium Channel: Neiguan This point is located on the inner arm, just above the wrist. This channel is useful for cardiac disorders, such as heart palpitation and chest pains. It is also useful for nausea, vomiting, spasms and convulsions. Heart Channel: Shenmen This point is located on the outer side of the wrist. It is used in the treatment of a variety of mental disorders, such as insomnia, agitation and fatigue. Urinary Bladder Channel: Weizhong This point is located at the back of the knee. It is utilized in the treatment of back pain, hip impairment, muscular cramps, leg pain, and abdominal pain. Kidney Channel: Taixi This point is located just behind the inner ankle. It is used for disorders in several areas of the body, including sore throat, deafness, dizziness, lower back pain and can help or hinder bedroom activities. Triple Burner Channel: Waiguan This point on the channel is located on the outer side of the arm, above the wrist. It is mainly used in treatment of disorders along the pathway of this meridian, that is, of the fingers, hand, arms, neck, ears, cheek, and top of the head. Small Intestine Channel: Houxi This point is located on the side of the hand, below the little finger. It is used for treating general stiffness, seizures, night sweats and fevers. Governing Vessel: Baihui This point is located at the top of the head. It is traditionally applied in the treatment for headache, vertigo, ringing in the ears and nasal obstruction. It is best used in accompaniment with the Kidney Channel. Theory / Capabilities: Before administering acupuncture, always clean your patient’s body by wiping them down, whether through rice alcohol or water. When inserting the needles into the patient’s points, one must take extra care not to insert directly upon the nerve endings as doing so would block energy and nerve transmission into said areas. Instead, when promoting sensation or hormonal surge in the general area, insert the needle a little towards the outside of the body from the point, as this will stimulate the flow of ‘energy’ towards the desired treatment area. Treatment Examples: [!] The following only intend to act as examples of treatment. Not all the herbs listed in the prescriptions exist rply but it’s just an example for people to get a better understanding of how treatment would work. Treatment of a Common Cold: - Get the patient to suck on a slice of raw ginger whilst you administer acupuncture. - Warm up the room so that the patient will break out into sweat. - Cleanse the body. - Insert needles into the Large Intestinal, Lung Channel, Gallbladder, and the Governing Channel. - Leave the needles in for around 15 minutes before taking them out. - Prescribe the patient ginger, ginseng, honey and kumquat tea and encourage drinking the concoction every day until their cold gets better. Make sure that the patient is also adequately warm throughout this process. Treatment of Headache: - Cleanse the patient’s body. - Begin inserting the acupuncture needles into the Governing, Large Intestine, Gallbladder, and Heart Channels. - Leave needles in until the patient begins to feel less tension/stiffness in the area before taking them out. - Prescribe patient with a mild, diluted Frostvine salve along the area of pain for external application and some rejuvenating Mandragora tea for consumption. Treatment of Respiratory Diseases: - Air out the room first and free it from any lingering dust. - Cleanse the patient’s body. - Begin inserting acupuncture needles into the Lung, Pericardium, Heart, and Governing Channels. - Leave needles in for 15 minutes before taking them out. - As this is a long-lasting lifestyle disease, encourage the patient to come for routine acupuncture treatments. The patient should also maintain a clean house free of dust at all times and keep a light diet and avoid oily, fatty foods as well as excessive indulging in red meats. Treatment of Menstrual pains and irregularities: - Warm up the room so that the patient is comfortably warm, but not sweating. - Cleanse the patient’s body. - Begin inserting acupuncture needles into the Urinary, Kidney, Liver, and Spleen Channels. - Leave the acupuncture needles in before beginning to massage the patient’s pained areas with a heated ceramic ball, careful not to burn the patient. - Finish the massage and take out the needles after an hour’s time. - Prescribe the patient with a herbal concoction of Mandragora, Desert Berry, ginseng, ginger, and pomegranate. Inform the patient to keep their body warm at all times during the menstrual period, and eat red meat, in particular pig’s liver cooked in rice wine and ginger. - Encourage the patient to attend regular acupuncture and massage sessions until the irregularities ease. [!] Well performed treatment over a prolonged period can help women recover from miscarriages within reasonable bounds. Treatment of Indigestion/ Food poisoning / ingested poisons: - Cleanse the patient’s body and ready a nearby pot for the patient to vomit into. - Feed the patient ground and boiled Goblin’s Ivy with Alabaster Leaf, then induce them into vomiting. - Once the patient has vomited out all the contents, insert needles into the Pericardium, Stomach and Kidney channels. - Wait until any poisonous substances have been drawn out by the silver. If no poison was ingested, leave the needles in until the patient feels the nausea subside. - Prescribe the patient with Mandragora tea afterwards and encourage them to adhere to a lighter diet, refraining from oily, fatty foods as well as excessive wine. REDLINES: Acupuncture itself CANNOT heal any ailments, it has to be used in tandem with other treatments, such as herbal remedies or lifestyle changes. Acupuncture is NOT a miracle cure and often needs repeated treatments in order for successful treatment. Acupuncture can only enhance or take away nervous sensation or balance out hormones slightly in targetted areas each session. You can damage someone’s nerves on purpose with acupuncture but it has to be done over time and the damage has to be gauged by a roll to prevent powergaming (esp. in the case of nervous breakdown). PURPOSE (OOCLY): I’m surprised acupuncture hasn’t been done in an official capacity but I just thought adding acupuncture to LotC would make medical rp much more interesting. So far medical rp is a one-off rp experience but with acupuncture you can have repeat or regular patients, try combining western and eastern medical practices back from medieval ages, and facilitate a more engaging rp experience – because who doesn’t like getting needles stuck into them? Overall I think it’s too interesting a concept to pass up on and I’m sure many other medical rpers would enjoy adding acupuncture to their repertoire.
  11. Kemobrown

    Kemobrown

    I was born in the city of Talu’lareh, since the age I was able to pick up and fight, my father and mother began teaching the ways of combat. My father teaching me ways of swords, shields, knives, staffs, axes, hammers, clubs, chains, ropes and his personal favorite hand to hand. My mother taught me the ways military type tactics and theories. While my mother always tried to teach me to take my time to see all angles and think of every possibility in any situation, my father taught hesitation is weakness and those who cannot act will surely die. Each of them tried so desperately to carve their ideals into my brain I eventually reached a point of my life in which I feel my mind is split in two with two voices speaking to myself. On one side its the ideals of my mother telling me asses the situation before proceeding and the other its my father driving me to just go ahead and fight, I would live with these effects for the rest of my life. In the early days of my youth I spent my time mostly training with my mother and father, everything I needed to learn about the world was from them so I didn’t really have too many friends or know a lot of people except the few my family would introduce me to and the occasional sparring partners and tutors. This would go up till my 30th birthday, my father enlisted me into the military under his recommendation as he was an Ivae’Fenn at the time. While in barracks I learned the details of comrades, hierarchy and the grim life of a soldier of war. Within my days of being in the military I fought and survived each war until the day the Grand Prince evicted us Fenn from our halls. Through being in war, I became thirsty for combat. In addition to the betrayal of my liege, I was tired of the conformist fighting style that would eventually get us beaten down and nearly wiped out. Against my father's wishes I left the military in pursuit of all the tactics and strategies of the enemies I’ve fought before. I travelled around the continent, learning combat from various races' mercenary groups. Around the time of my 50th birthday I began to study the ways of the Kharajyr people and their ideologies till I was the age of 60, before deciding it was finally time to return to my people and share what I’ve learnt.
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