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  • MaligornMaligorn Windborne Member Posts: 2,672 Transcendent
    Trill also had that caveat that Xenthos mentioned.

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  • OrventaOrventa Member Posts: 583 Mythical
    edited December 2016
    @Dusiana Courtesy of the Wayback Machine: https://web.archive.org/web/20070204073326/http://www.lusternia.com/races.php?inc=racesintro

    has all the old stats and sizes!



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  • DusianaDusiana Member Posts: 26 Apprentice
    @Orventa  nice! I'd like to see those infos on the wiki too :smile:  
  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,333 Transcendent
    Maligorn said:
    Trill also had that caveat that Xenthos mentioned.
    I think Dwarves and another race had it in the other direction, too. Shorter, but more dense than the size would indicate.
  • TylwythTylwyth Member Posts: 1,487 Fabled
    edited December 2016
    Orventa said:
    Keep in mind that Faelings [being descended from elfen and Fae]vary quite a bit, xenthos is 8 feet or so, and i am about 6 inches[and tiarnis is even smaller, so much that the Events writer quoted part of his description when first mentioning him].
    And others tend to be around 2-5 feet in height.
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  • PhoebusPhoebus tu fui, ego eris. Member Posts: 1,889 Transcendent
    The 1 size = 6 inches height thing isn't a very good guideline. I recall mention that size was mass more than it was height; after all, it was supposed to be an indication of how easily someone might be moved and such, not an RP stat for how tall you are. This is why we have 5 foot tall trill walking about. Awful.

    I very much agree that it would be really nice to have more details on the average builds for each race. Denizens seem to follow some racial standards, so this information has to exist somewhere, even if it's only in somebody's head at the moment. Write it down for us, please! It would make so many of us very happy to know. :mrgreen:
  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,785 Transcendent
    Tylwyth said:
    Orventa said:
    Keep in mind that Faelings [being descended from elfen and Fae]vary quite a bit, xenthos is 8 feet or so, and i am about 6 inches[and tiarnis is even smaller, so much that the Events writer quoted part of his description when first mentioning him].
    And others tend to be around 2-5 feet in height.
    Xenthos is not 8 feet because he is a Faeling, he is 8 feet because there is (rather, was) a Demigod power "expand" and he expanded himself up to size 16.  The size stat went away, but the precedent for Demigods being able to expand / shrink themselves still exists.

    There was similarly an expand / shrink enchantment people could use, which also provided some flexibility for non-Demigods (though not as much, it was a 3-point size difference, I think, which could get Faelings down to about 6 inches... or less, if they were already on the short side).
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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,785 Transcendent
    Phoebus said:
    The 1 size = 6 inches height thing isn't a very good guideline. I recall mention that size was mass more than it was height; after all, it was supposed to be an indication of how easily someone might be moved and such, not an RP stat for how tall you are. This is why we have 5 foot tall trill walking about. Awful.

    I very much agree that it would be really nice to have more details on the average builds for each race. Denizens seem to follow some racial standards, so this information has to exist somewhere, even if it's only in somebody's head at the moment. Write it down for us, please! It would make so many of us very happy to know. :mrgreen:
    It is the official guideline, but you are right that it was clarified that it is more related to mass.  That's just a rough baseline for a general estimate (more height often meaning more mass).  As with all rough estimates there are bound to be outliers / exceptions, there is no exact formula.

    If they actually want to give us exact numbers (or even ranges), then great!  But in the meantime, some guidance is better than none at all.  Newbies need some help to let them know what height they should make their character, because if they don't then we get really bizarre stuff.
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  • LuceLuce Fox Populi Member Posts: 2,333 Transcendent
    1/2 your size or 3 points, whichever was greater. Faelings were 4, furrikin 6,  so it worked out to 3 for both of the small cases, but I think Hume got reduced to 6 from 12. Enlarge was only a 3 point shift, IIRC, but was 3 points for everyone (unless it was countering your diminish to make you normal size.) I think though that as long as you were +|- 6 inches from the 'canon' height people generally didn't raise a fuss.
  • DusianaDusiana Member Posts: 26 Apprentice
    edited December 2016
    Estarra thinks that the average height of a faeling is around 3 feet...even though I think of them smaller..
  • VeyilsVeyils Member Posts: 1,442 Mythical
    I thought three feet was on the tall side for faelings. 3-4 I guess would be average for shadow lord faelings though what with being the same size as furrikin then I guess?
  • TylwythTylwyth Member Posts: 1,487 Fabled
    Shadowlord faelings were size 5 whereas regular faelings were size 3, iirc....
    So they were a bit taller. Just look around the Forest next a bunch of us are awake...
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  • XenthosXenthos Shadow Lord Member Posts: 5,785 Transcendent
    Shadowlords were size 6.
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  • TylwythTylwyth Member Posts: 1,487 Fabled
    right been awhile....
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  • DusianaDusiana Member Posts: 26 Apprentice
    Forgot to say that the old racial stats have been added on the wiki: http://wiki.lusternia.com/Races_(pre-overhaul)

    *Note that not all the races have their own page on the wiki. I hope this will be fixed. (Actually some extra infos on them would be appreciated too).
  • RemmielRemmiel Member Posts: 9 Novice
    was wondering if i'd be able to update the wiki for beasts, or if there's someone i can send some missing info to/
  • EnyalidaEnyalida Nasty Woman Member Posts: 4,384 Transcendent
    edited March 23
    Send it to me and I can add it, particularly if it's just table updates. 

    EDIT: Also yeah, you're welcome aboard :p
  • OrventaOrventa Member Posts: 583 Mythical
    Harmonics needs to be updated, since some gems don't do what they used to (looking at you diamond)


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  • EnyalidaEnyalida Nasty Woman Member Posts: 4,384 Transcendent
    Harmonics is updated and in templates now. Crystalweapon looks janky but eh. Tedium. 
  • SelenitySelenity My first MC to stay in Serenwilde Member Posts: 1,424 Transcendent
    Any chance we could add into the Bookbinding section for skills a table for the different sizes of books? It lists them in each of the ABs in game, but it doesn't list it at all on the wiki.
  • EnyalidaEnyalida Nasty Woman Member Posts: 4,384 Transcendent
    Sure
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