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Elindor

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About Elindor

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    Male
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    London, England
  • Interests
    I work producing Film and Television
  • Minecraft Username
    Jerry_Man
  • Character Name
    Elindor

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  1. They only just did one for VT in September. There is a big gap in illusion as the current guide is massively old and many of the updates to its lore are now lost in the unsearchable archives. Its a pretty easy magic so should be simple enough and somewhat enjoyable to smash out a guide for. I'd be tempted to do it but seen as there's this new LT thing I am sure some budding young enthusiasts who don't have newborn twins will be keen to pick it up.
  2. Prove yourself by putting out an illusion guide.
  3. Meanwhile Elindor sits atop a large mushroom with muddied knees contemplating the surface of a potato. Of the earth, and always reminded of its birthplace. But a being unto itself that proves to be indefinable, for always the potato is more than a finite root vegetable. Its purposes and capacity are virtually limitless to those who are willing to test its potential.
  4. Additional: The archiving of Character Profiles means that you cannot search there, and also that no one aside from staff are able to edit their own profile with updates.
  5. I'd rather not debate on a TA that an illusion mage does in fact see what they are doing within their own imagining. They are just overtly aware of it being false.
  6. I like to teach and practice magic with definitions and understandings that are roleplay based rather than dragging ooc names into it. If any MT beleive that I lack an understanding of how illusion works, having been practicing on and off for four years, they can address me upon it.
  7. I have previously taught illusion. MC Name: Jerry_Man Character's Name: Elindor Character's Age: Unknown Character's Race: Elf Link to your accepted MA: What magic(s) will you be teaching?: Regular Sensory Illusion Summarise the Lore of this magic(s): Creating a 'broadcast' falsehood (whereas mental magic is to one person only) with the senses, most commonly sight. The Illusion is projected by the mage from their imagination by connecting to the void and pushing the image (or sound, touch, smell, motivated emotion), and can fool those nearby to believing something exists when its image has been created from the void. The mage does this by having seen, and studied to some extent, the appearance of the thing in reality, recreating it mentally as any evoker would, and uses their mana to bring this apparent creation into existence through the void. As it gets more complicated, or as others attempt to interact with it and the mage needs to alter what has been created, and just with the passing of time; the mage's mana continues to drain. The limit on Illusion is both the caster's mental ability to reimagine their experiences, and in what they create to be logically plausible. For, where logic seems to faulter, the minds of those perceiving it immediately pick holes, generally resulting in the illusion disappearing. Write up a lesson that your character would give to a student: Elindor has had previous experience teaching illusion. Here is one as best I recall it. Artimec creates plumes of smoke falling out from his pants that covers the floor very thick. It reaches to the walls and begins travelling up them. Elindor watches thoughtfully and then begins to wander around the room. Artimec grins, thinking his efforts impressive as he darkens the smoke, and candles within the room grow dimmer. Elindor walks behind a bench and looks down. The smoke doesn't know how to react to the legs of the seat and in some areas moves around it, while in other areas it drift straight through. The illusion begins to crumble under the defying of logic. Much of the smoke disappears. Elindor kicks up his feet, attempting to shift a pool of smoke. When it doesn't move in reaction he chuckles. "You attempt to create the grand in an effort to awe and earn respect or fear. But what you create is still weak. You will be undone immediately. Artimec gives up and the failing illusion disperses. "Then what would you do, old man?" Elindor reaches deep inside his coat and withdraws a large red apple. He tosses it at Artimec. Artimec does nothing until he feels the hit of the fruit against his chest. His hands instinctively move up to catch it. He looks at the fruit for a moment and then queries the wizard. "You want me to eat more fruit?" "I wish you would" Artimec takes a bite of the fruit. It is perfectly ripe and tastes delicious, but as he masticates, the fibres of apple seem to melt strangely in his mouth and upon attempting to swallow it becomes clear there is nothing there. He looks at the apple inquisitively. There is a clear bitemark. "You did this? It is incredible. But... What good is an apple?" "It is small, Art. That is the point of what I am trying to show you. You do everything so big that the details fall apart and you cannot possibly take into account how someone might see through what you're doing. That means that your confidence is misplaced. You have to get back to basics and really look at what it is you're making. If you want to make smoke then study it even /more/ closely. Simplify the visuals of what you are making so that you can keep an eye on who you are trying to fool and adapt to what they are doing. The apple is good because it is so simple to create each element. But when you piece together vision, touch, taste... that makes it more than just an illusion. It is virtually unquestionable. /That/ is where you should be trying to get to. "But this doesn't help me in a fight. I can't use fruit." Elindor rolls his eyes. "Fine. You create something more convincing and I will give you your reward. I have a tip in mind that will compliment your methods perfectly. Artimec positions himself to create another illusion. "Well it had better be good" Artimec focuses on the table besides them. He envisions a book he had just been reading, re imagining the feel of its cover, the weight of it, the way light is absorbed by the leather's texture. Elindor nods examining the book. It is quite intricately decorated. A slight chuckle escapes him as he picks it up and flips to a page. He flips to another. Each one is blank. "You've got to watch out for books, Art. To some people they are just too tempting. And I wouldn't claim to have the mental capacity to fill every page of a book with writing. But! You have been a good boy and so I will give you your treat." Do you have a magic(s) you are dropping due to this app? If so, link it: No Do you agree to keep the MT updated on the status of your magic app by using the Magic List Errors topic?: Yes Have you applied to teach this magic on this character before, and had it denied? If so, link the app: No. I do have a successful TA for Mental Magic.
  8. That's me, the aforementioned.
  9. I've been doing a lot of audiobooks and because I am cheap I use the services that are free. This usually means that the books have to be copyright free so either it is something quite recent and an author just wants to get their stuff out there so they sign it to a really open copyright license, or it is older than 75 years. Which can be a very good thing. The downside to audiobooks is that if you hear a new word it quickly disappears as the reader carries on, whereas on a page you can see its spelling and look it up if you need to. I always enjoy H. G. Wells. HP Lovecraft's are often quite short so easy to digest if you don't want to slog through a Charles Dickens. A modern author that I quite enjoyed is Mike Bennett for the entertainment of his stories. All of these I could download through Librivox which is completely free.
  10. Read or listen to books that aren't currently best sellers. Most popular books are very dumbed down which is why they have such a large audience. If you are hearing a larger vocabulary than your own it will seep in so that you use the words, whereas if you just searched for synonyms on google or read a thesaurus the lack of context will make you less likely to absorb it. I often find that the writing style of what I am currently reading comes out in the next thing that I try to write. For emoting don't work so hard to explain in great detail what you are doing and why. Some people really weigh down the chat bar with their lengthy emotes. What you really need to explain is what you are doing in enough detail using simple but effective words so that someone can immediately understand. As a writing exercise I would recommend taking a very simple scenario and descriptively write it out, devoting a sentence to each sense. Then looking over what information is important to the story and what helps to push forward the mood and theme, write the scenario all over again being as concise as possible.
  11. The forums used to be much easier to search through. For various different things I have trudged back through the old posts to clarify information. The only way I could make the IG calendar conversion that accommodated for date slips due to plugin failure, map changes, etc., was because of the old posts that had IG dates recorded on them. The only way I can find things now is if I know so specifically what it is that I am looking for that I search through google for those words. The success rate for this method is quite low.
  12. "Let's walk and talk. Come here and mount me" I like it.
  13. Here's something that every time I go for a walk with someone I want real bad. Because I have a character that talks a lot it is irritating that I am unable to walk and talk at the same time. So what I would propose is a /follow [MCName] command. There is two ways I would imagine minecraft can be used to do this, however knowing nothing of how the coding works I might be completely off. This will make RP not confined to being in buildings or settlements quite as much, and will mean roads are a place to conduct RP instead of run straight past other people because the unenjoyable holding down of [w] to get somewhere is now a part of the story you are telling. Possibly meaning more people will travel by roads instead of fast travel. Because of the halt thingy, being able to move and emote at the same time shouldn't be too much of a problem for other people to keep up and emote with you, seen as their intention to halt you for RP is clear. I can't see ways in which this might be abused aside from someone getting where they shouldn't be. But you could already follow closely behind someone through doors if you wanted to, except for where someone jumps across the world by portal, SS or TP (possibly a problem if an ET or GM doesn't know they are being followed). Wolf following One way this could work is by altering the MC Avatar to follow the rules of a trained wolf. This will probably be fairly glitchy and may cause unnecessary lag, but it might be easier to do with the MC code. This method may offer an immediate bailout of /follow if the leader TPs or SSs. I'm on a boat The other way could be to revert the follower to the 'riding in boat' position. May be a bit weird and should probably be reserved more for carrying people, rather than walking side by side due to the aesthetic, but on the MC side this appears to operate quite smoothly. Not sure how this would work with TP. I assume you would just stop moving, the same as if your rower got out of the boat. So yeah. I don't know anything about recoding player movement. But I would surrender /sit (these are big words seen as that is the command I use more than any other and I love it like a son) for /follow if it can be done. Also I got trapped on the boat holding screen when I sat down. Someone should probably look into it and if it is a problem then put up a warning during boat fast travels not to sit down.
  14. [[Can I please be added to region perms so that my house isn't a vacant husk]]
  15. Wait wait wait. So Mojang's EULA says that you can't be using Minecraft to make money on your server (ie no perks for VIPs). Yet you also cannot ask for donations? **** OFF Can lotc file for Not-for-profit status? In which case you can throw the word donation around and there's nothing they can do to prevent you as that would not be legal. And donors would get a tax break!