Thursday, July 1, 2010

Celestia will be a "hot" destination. As in "Hot in the shade"

Well, took the plunge on Test Realm, and started the chain for The Celestia Spiral Key. Can you say "Briskbreeze, redux?". Yeah. The Archive Tower in Marleybone is "four people required" because "the bosses cheat". Fun, fun, fun.

I'll get to it....later.

Also, just 'cause I love crypto, some images:
Original Message from the Resonating Omni-ka-thingy.

The (re-assembled) "Stone of Mazzaeroth"
Which, coincidentally, is the W101 version of 
The Rosetta Stone 
(no, not the software you see sold in carts at the Mall.)

And with the stone completed, the original resonating-ma-thingy message is:

The Umbra Queen? Sounds interesting... some etymology, perhaps?

(from wikipedia) :


Umbra, penumbra and antumbra (click for larger)

 Example of umbra, penumbra and antumbra outside astronomy. (i.e. "shadowplay")

The umbra, penumbra and antumbra are the names given to three distinct parts of a shadow, created by any light source. For a point source only the umbra is cast.
These names are usually used when referring to the shadows cast by  celestial bodies (my emphasis)


The penumbra (from the Latin paenes "almost, nearly" and umbra "shadow") is the region in which only a portion of the light source is obscured by the occluding body. An observer in the penumbra experiences a partial eclipse.
An alternative definition is that the penumbra is the region where some or all of the light source is obscured (i.e., the umbra is a subset of the penumbra). For example, NASA's Navigation and Ancillary Information Facility defines that a body in the umbra is also in the penumbra.[1]


The antumbra is the region from which the occluding body appears entirely contained within the disc of the light source. If an observer in the antumbra moves closer to the light source, the apparent size of the occulting body increases until it causes a full umbra. An observer in this region experiences an annular eclipse.

Hmmm "Antumbra Duskhunter"...kinda has a ring to it... Anyways, simple version :"Shadow Queen". I think I'd like to meet her. Perhaps for a spot of tea... I used to watch an anime-ish show called "The Mighty Orbots", (video) , and their main villian was "Umbra". Not a handsome chap, that one. (*shiver*)

All the pieces, the ever so slowly drop into place

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