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  2. Medicinal Guide to Herbs

    GHI Pre-Release (Beta): After a lot of work, failures, and countless changes/updates, here is the current version of the GHI book. Ravenholdt: [ATTACH]3296[/ATTACH] Twisting Nether: [ATTACH]3297[/ATTACH] How to get the files: Open .zip file/ Control A to select all the script in a document/ Control-C to copy it/ Open WoW & GHI (blue backpack icon)/ Click the symbol 'Im' in GHI to open the import function pop-up/ Control-V to Paste/ Press 'Import.' The purpose for the pre-release is to ensure that the documents can be downloaded properly and inserted into the 'import' function of GHI without any bugs (i.e, Corrupt Item Data, Error 03). If there are any bugs, please, report them to me . I can also personally deliver the book to you via an in-game trade should all else fail. I have already begun preparations both OOCly and ICly for an event surrounding Vil'ithius' and his allies botanical research, and I want everyone to enjoy it simultaneously without any massive technical problems. «Download the files first! Browse them through GHI, and then read the post. It will save you a lot of unnecessary reading » --------------------------------------------------For those interested in 'developing' the book!------------------------------------------------------------ Through trial and error, and speaking to a moderator (Aurora) on the GHI website (http://www.pilus.info/forum/viewforum.php?f=24) I have figured out a way to deliver the book to you guys (yay! ), but there is an 'information limit' that needs to be respected when using both the in-game trade system and 'import' function of GHI. To solve this issue I have separated the GHI book in two, but I also propose an alternative method which I will discuss later. The choice is entirely up to us since after all we will be the ones using it. Each one has up's and down's and as always to further change the book means another delay. In the .zip file, you will find three documents. Document (1) is the GHI book itself ('A Medicinal Guide to Azerothian Herbs-Volume 1' 80% of the book). Document (2) has the remaining 9 pages ('Patches'), and Document (3) which is the 'Example' book which I will explain later. During the event, I would be hosting a seminar (estimated time 5-10mins) to show the book users how to copy-paste the remaining pages into the actual book. This is fairly easy and very straightforward but does require an additional step to obtain the 'complete' book. The disadvantage is that the book will no longer be tradeable after you insert the missing pages. Your personal copy can withstand any number of changes or addition of information but any new GHI user who wishes a copy will be unable to get it from you (information limit reached via trade/import) and have to do the same process to obtain one. Something to consider! The second alternative is to cut the book into three parts! Consider that the book is already so massive that it is already cut into two volumes (currently each with a 'patch' document containing the remaining few pages). The disadvantages: Requires additional time to construct and update**, not very practical to find herbs as it is divided into three volumes. The advantages: This method would allow you to trade them to anyone, and would fit snugly into the allocated information limit. While the BETA is mainly for bug related issues, if you are interested in the development of this project and/or plan on using the book, feel free to comment regarding what the best option is. Due to the information limit, I was obligated to strip down the original book. This is what Document (3) is about. It is an example of what it 'could' look like. I included in the 'Example' book the cover page I had in mind for the Horde GHI book (the brown and red leather cover). There is also additional fonts you can work with (notice the difference in fonts in Document 1 and Document 3). I also included an example of what the 'quick access' function I had originally designed. The 'original' design had lists of herbs by location and properties, but they also had a 'link' embedded in EACH herb entry so that you could quickly peruse entries. (i.e, Click a herb in a list, 'Jump to the' Herb Entry, Browse information at will, 'once done' Click Herb Entry Name, Jump back to the herb list.) Unfortunately, the information limit would not allow me to include this function. If we decide to go with Option 1 (Book+patch+seminar) I can show those who are interested in having extra features how to add them (really easy!). The 'quick access function' demonstrated in Document (3) would be replaced with star symbols (*) every ten pages. Therefore, allowing for quick browsing without manually cycling backwards to the menu every time, and respecting the information limit (i.e, Only disadvantage is that if you browse Page 45 for example, you need to cycle forward or backwards 5 pages to find a * symbol to click to go back to page 9-menu). Option 2 (three smaller books) would allow me to include all the features found in Document (3) in every single book. Everyone could use them. (Warning: Converting standard items to advanced items (cover page/fonts/links in each entry) dramatically increase the size of a GHI file so it might blow the information limit! I haven't tried it so I don't know it the file would be small enough). The workload is increased, however, and another delay is created. To consider! Everything will make sense when you open up the documents and get the books themselves in-game. If this all sounds like jibberish to you, don't worry, I can guide you to through it. Vil'ithius Koreth'annar BETA.zip BETA-TN.zip
  3. <p>Hey Sin. Sorry I went MIA too! <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/tongue.png" alt=":P" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/tongue@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" /> I went down to Quebec City to see my family. I brought my computer though so I can work on the story <img src="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile.png" alt=":)" srcset="<fileStore.core_Emoticons>/emoticons/smile@2x.png 2x" width="20" height="20" />.</p>

  4. Medicinal Guide to Herbs

    Distribution phase! I would be interested in coordinating a cross-faction event. Let me know who amongst you are interested! The reason for the book's existence is the sharing of knowledge for the benefit of everyone. ICly the book is a collaborative effort. Here are some groups that worked together: Knowledge of Kalimdor: The Cenarion Circle (Archives: Tauren/Night Elf) Vil'Ithius' (10,000 years of data/research) Knowledge of the Eastern Kingdoms: Medical Corps of the Twilight Empire The Cenarion Circle (Archives: Trolls/Gilnean Humans) ***More to come! There have been OOC parties that have contacted me for things like researching herbs, so I extend an invitation to contact each other in-character. Anyone who wishes to participate, independent characters or organizations, whether for political reasons or personal motives send me a private message. I will then add your characters name or group to the 'Sources' section. (There are two 'sources'. The ICly one: Ex. Vil'Ithius' Personal Herb Book. The OOC one: (website/person). I was thinking of making this a gift (meaning we won't sell) from the Empire. We took care of compiling the data, the fabrication of the books, and it's distribution. I think it represents nicely the core values of TE. The book is proof of TE's success in promoting peace and diplomacy, since ICly we would have reached out to different guilds regardless of their affiliation to combine our knowledge of herbalism/alchemy to make one massive compendium that can benefit everyone. It does not matter if you have not participated OOC (book creation/editing/plant entries: research/feedback/etc), this is purely for roleplay reasons. It has a diplomatic element to it, and at the same time it gives us an opportunity to do an event and have fun with the other faction! This is an idea that sprouted later on after I was done, so even though you are late in joining, if you think your guild would have banded together with TE I will be happy to add you. If your character has knowledge of any kind regarding herbs and their medical applications, big or small contribution, speak up .
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    The GHI Book is almost done. I need to brush up some lines of 'code' and have someone edit it (Eyes Brianna...you said you would , no take backs! ). Besides those minor points 95% of it is done. For now since we (TE) are occupied and putting all our resources towards saving Skylah, the event will be delayed as long as she is not home. If Skylah survives....*please die so I can become Chancellor!*...I would immediately do a follow up RP session. If enough people are interested I would do a little RP event. It would be fun to get all the Healers (druids, doctors, priests, paladins, etc) together. It would be a celebratory event of what I consider is an under appreciated role! Complete with a buffet and entertainment. Perhaps a caterer..I saw some C&B people distributing food in the Ratchet inn! Could pay you guys to attend and make food for those attending. Instead of just putting the code online for people I thought doing a social event for people to relax. Especially after all this killing and torturing . With the additional handing out ICly of the book to the community. Some additional ideas would include getting representatives from other guilds, the healers, to come and showcase a particular skill and lecture people on whatever they like. Say you're a botanist and your working on this new plant extract that can be created into a love potion, well you could have a stand and RP how you do it. A doctor who wants to teach triage techniques or how to do a garot if a friend is bleeding to death . It's really up to people if their character has any particular interests that touches the field of healing , alchemy, or plants in general. Doesn't have to be a lecture of epic boring proportions. People would be free to roam and look at things they are interested, grab a bite, and of course an opportunity for people to chat with people they don't meet often from other guilds. The event would be open but it celebrates our healers . Also, I have a set of bodyguards ready to watch over the evening so that 1) our usual body guards can rest easy and chill out for once *Looks at Rorrek and Myaka* 2) to prevent any stabbings, poisonings, shootings, kidnappings, biting, hiting, smashing, drunking, etc etc. I am aware that GHI despite being fu**ing amazing, is an underused addon so the turnout rate might be low. Which is why I could also do just a little more private event. I know all Med Corps members would attend so anyone outside that is a healer and has GHI is more than welcome (it's for you I did this so ), or if you just want to take a look at the book, or fel if you want a copy for the kicks you can come. Now, for the Horde side distribution...the idea was to log on Baddaboom and coordinate an event with Sinlanna to distribute it to the GHI users. The event would be very similar to the Alliance side. Someone told me my Horde contact Sinlanna was taking a wow break. I contacted her and am awaiting a response. I want to prepare in advance however in case she's busy for some time. If anybody is interested in coordinating an event Horde side send me a private message in the off chance Sin doesn't come back. Even if you don't use GHi, it takes a minute to download and during the event all you would do is 'Trade once with me. You receive the book, and you trade them to those who come up to you for a copy.' The reason I need a second person is that WoW does not allow GHI to trade across servers. So I would take care of one server for those GHI users and you would take care of the other. My final idea and more complicated one to coordinate would be a cross-faction event. Essentially the same event I had planned to do separately for the two factions. A neutral location would be chosen. A neutral party of bodyguards would be hired in case fights break out or anybody tries to kidnap or what not (done*). In the aftermath of what happened to Skylah I think it could be a good idea for the Horde guilds that condemned the Grim's actions and the Alliance guilds to come together in a friendly event. The theme is also appropriate since it is all about healers , i.e the figurative 'mending' of relations/tensions despite the terrible actions of some. I realise not everyone ICly would be overjoyed at the thought of being with Horde despite their friendliness. It leaves a bitter taste in peoples mouth. Horde or Alliance despite their affiliation are regarded suspiciously at times. I do think that Vil'Ithius, and the Twilight Empire would be interested in doing such an event. I don't speak for them but since it represents their core values I feel pretty good about saying they would join in. There are logistical problems about Horde & Alliance interactions and I'm quite new to arranging such events but some ideas include: B.net for more intimate one on one interactions or a group chat b.net. Voice chats for the entire group or*!* voice chat with the respective lecturers/entertainers/showcasers in a vent channel for example and the people ICly watching/listening would join that vent group. I realize vent can be super hectic so that's a way to talk across factions and avoid a group of people talking over each other on a single vent channel. ICly we would need mages (I think it's not farfetched to RP the language glyph to understand Horde/Alliance languages) or translators to talk to people so that the story is lore consistent and logical. The Grim would be especially forbidden to come...sry guys...nothing personal....just some ICly stuff . Also, I highly suggest you get GHI. As I said, takes 1 min, and it's super easy to use. Especially if you are only trading. Could be a great opportunity for people to sell their wares.....steamy romance novels....herb books...magical trinkets....noodles! Also, GHI virtually takes no 'mb' and space, and the items are in a separate bag. I particularly love this idea and would be a great opportunity to meet either in an OOC chat or through b.net whispers other RP'ers of the server that you never had a chance to meet! For you people interested in the book! Comprises: A first page for RP purposes describing what you are holding. Picture of the Author and a list of his works. Preface by the Editor Foreword by a collaborator Introduction by the Author A 'How to Use' OOC section on how to efficiently browse using the 'Links' and '*'. Herbs found on Kalimdor only, EK only, and both continents. Complete with maps of each region and a 'Quick browse function' that allows you to mouse over any entry and click to go to the appropriate page. A key that categorizes the herbs by their properties with an added 'Quick browse.' The 80+ pages of entries with images of each herb. Each entry comes with a description/how to gather/medical properties; alchemical or herbal i.e salve,poultice, etc/ posologies & dosages/ warnings/ And much more! The '*' function is added every ten pages. (Allows you to hover in page 12 on a specific plant, jump to page 75, view the herb, cycle forward or backward 5 pages to go to page 70 or 80 and press the '*' to go back to page 12 to look at other plants, and repeat. Prevents you from going to page 75 and going back to page 12 manually by clicking the pages backwards.) A special thanks section (Anybody who was particularly helpful i.e Giggitygoo who started the research back in 2010 although she isn't playing and probably will never see this book , it couldn't have been done without her.) ICly Sources (I.e Anyone who has contributed thus far would get a mention in this section. Example: Joe helps out for X and Y. I write in Lil Joe's Research notes. So that people know ICly Lil Joe was part of the project.) OOC sources (websites/past contributors/encyclopedias/scholarly sources)
  6. Medicinal Guide to Herbs

    http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/2926854142 http://moonguard.wikia.com/wiki/A_Guide_To_Herbs#Peacebloom_.28Pacis_Vigeo.29_3 http://www.wowwiki.com/User:Eveshka/A_Medicinal_Guide_to_Azerothian_and_Outland_Herbs http://us.battle.net/wow/en/forum/topic/4079626829 http://botanical.com/
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    Moonpetal Lily: (Quest Herb) Description - White lilies with tall golden pistils, and bright magenta/flame-colored interiors Location - Water's edge in Shadowglen (Teldrassil) Uses - These can be combined with other (unnamed) ingredients to create an antidote to spider venom. Fuming Toadstool: (Quest Herb) Description - Sickly yellow cap, cream stalk Location - Damp areas among the crumbled stones of the Ruins of Lornesta, Darkshore Uses - Can be mixed (with unspecified ingredients) into a salve which will close wounds and lessen pain. Source - Quest: Unsavory Remedies Root Trapper Vine: (Quest Herb) Description - Vines taken from slain lashers Location - Azure Watch, on Azuremyst Isle Uses - When properly treated, these vines can be broken down into a healing ointment. Some basic information to get you started!
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    I had originally planned to organize the already researched entries and my own into something easier to look at. For example, Description, Use, Alchemical uses, How to cultivate, you know etc. A kind of template for all the entries....but I realized it's going to take an incredible amount of work. I should have done it at the beginning when I was writing entries and posting the ones from the guide. Having done this for a two weeks now I'm a little tired >.<. So, I posted two entries that follow a 'general' order. When you write entries there's no definite list order. Just a logical procession of information delineated by spaces that resembles these ones.
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    Adder's Tongue A small thistle type plant. It is bright green in color and covered in small, stinging 'hairs.' They are extremely irritating and can cause swelling, blistering, and itching. The plant is named by the local Wolvar Tribe, who seem to run afoul of its effects with a rather... alarming frequency. However the risks are worth it. Wear protective gloves, for you will be stung while harvesting. As this plant grows mainly in temperate or tropical environments with softer, even soggy soil, it is relatively easy to pull. The roots are crushed, boiled, then distilled. The decoction is then boiled down until a suitable consistency and concentration is obtained. A strong decoction is good for asthma, dry cough and all pectoral diseases. The seeds possess anabolic and stimulant properties. One of the benefits of this particular herb over Gromsblood or Steelbloom is the significantly lower risk of serious side effects. The herb stimulates the adrenal glands resulting in a safer, albeit unsustainable boost in energy, strength, focus, and reflex. Unfortunately the effect is relatively short-lived and typically results in notable fatigue. Abuse of such potions can pose a serious health risk, but correct usage is not associated with any serious problems. Adder's Tongue is frequently used in conjunction with other herbs, namely clover. Goldclover in particular has strong alterative and antispasmodic properties, which in proper measurement complement Adder's Tongue nicely and help reduce side effects. Dosages are as follows: Powdered root, ½ to 1 dram. Fluid extract, 1-4 drams. Juice, 2-8 drams. Syrup or decoction, 1-2 drams.
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    Firebloom This variety of lily flourishes in hot, arid terrain. It is bright red and orange in color, both leaves and flowers, with spindly, delicate stamens. Firebloom is extremely spicy; in small amounts it can be used as a seasoning, but beware! The pollen and nectar of Firebloom will burn the skin when touched! It is advisable to wear gloves while gathering this herb. It may prove difficult to harvest, as the root runs very deep into the ground to find whatever water it can. This plant may be difficult to cultivate at home, as it does not tolerate direct moisture well. DO NOT WATER! It will oversaturate and suffocate the roots. The plant should be sheltered from precipitation. The plant grows in blistering heat, and will not survive the winter in most climates when cultivated at home. Potions made with Firebloom tend to be rather spicy. The oil may be extracted from the plant for alchemical purposes, and the leftover plant processed and added to red dye, which adds a lustrous shimmer to textiles. Firebloom oil is a key ingredient in rocket fuel. An infusion of Oil of Blackmouth and Firebloom stamens can provide a sense of clarity and focus. By combining Firebloom oil with a magical catalyst, one can produce an oil searing hot to the touch, which is commonly applied to weaponry. Firebloom oil interacts with Goldthorn oil by producing potentially explosive effects. It has been CAREFULLY applied to weaponry with interesting results. Dosages are as follows: Infusion in water or milk, up to 3 tablespoonsful. Powdered root, ½ dram. Infusion up to 2 fluid ounces.
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    Tomorrow I will post an example of the kind of format the herbs are in so that people can get started.
  13. Medicinal Guide to Herbs

    Thank you Mackinzie for trying to get this 'long ass code' to the public for an initial test run . Didn't work but next time it will Haha. Regardless, your helpful advice and support is appreciated. Also, thanks to my horde contact Sinlanna for joining the research team . For you guys who have no idea wth this is about...I think Mack and Sinlanna can vouch that it's legitimate. Hopefully, Sinlanna can hype this up Horde side to get some people involved :3. Looking to make this a collaborative project. I changed my plan a little. Instead of waiting on the research to be completed (which could take little to a really long time depending on factors) and publishing it, I will release what I have now and as the research team finishes entries (peer-reviewed on the forum here by everyone participating) people would manually add the entries that get completed. A simple copy paste ( kind of like small 'patches') directly into the GHI book in WoW. Super easy to do. The bulk of 'Volume One' is almost complete! I only need to wrap up some minor things in volume 2 and I will release it. On the Alliance side, once the Skyla arc is finished I will be doing a small event where we would distribute the copies to Med Corps members and other interested parties. Horde side...if the damn code can work without any bugs x.x then Mack would send it to me by mail and I would distribute it with Sinlanna on my horde alt. Here are the herbs that need to be researched: Bloodkelp Briarroot Cactus Apple Fuming toadstool-Sinlanna Stonebloom Tarblossom Moonpetal Lily-Sinlanna Root trapper Vine-Sinlanna Wyrmtail Scaber Stalk Some herbs already have basic information typed in so just say your name , the herb you want to research, and I'll pm you all the info I have on it with links to IRL comparisons if I have any. It would be much easier if people already had the GHI book so they could know what needs to be done, but since I can't put the darn code , yet, this method will have to do.