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Celeste
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nope! I'm good!

*foams from the mouth and twitches*



Posted on 2012-05-03 at 12:37:51.
Edited on 2012-05-03 at 12:51:05 by Celeste

Kriea
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I have no fear OF the dark

I have fear of what is IN the dark.

I know I can't refuse and yet, I wish I could. Oh God, if I agree,
What horrors wait for me in this, the Phantom's Eol's opera brain?

I would poke around in more dark corners if I could find more things like Nyx and less things like beholders and carrion crawlers, just saying.

Fun fact: if you forget to put the closing tag when you use the strike out tags it strikes out the edit and delete buttons too.

Posted on 2012-05-03 at 13:32:45.
Edited on 2012-05-03 at 13:34:03 by Kriea

Eol Fefalas
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Hehehe...

...the whole back half of the attic belongs to Nyx, I'm pretty sure. Explore away. *winks*


Posted on 2012-05-03 at 13:38:09.

Kriea
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*finds a black candle and slips a tiger's eye in my pocket*

Let's do this!

Too much Lambada, can't get anything done.

Posted on 2012-05-03 at 13:48:35.

Reralae
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Hmm

Makes me wonder what sort of thing my mind would be like. o.o

If Eol's is an attic, mine would probably be like...

Hm, nope, got nothing It shall be a mystery

Posted on 2012-05-03 at 17:06:25.

Kamina
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Medical Equipment Approval

I've been thinking of a couple of small machines the Doc could have in the medical bay and I was wondering if they could be approved since some of them are a bit strange. The first is a steam cauterizer, basically its a gun-like object attached by pipes and gears to a small steam generator and its purpose is to blast either a small, or stitched up wound with enough steam to cauterize it. Another would be a steam/clockwork powered stomach pump, just in case someone ingests something they shouldn't. My third idea was a a steam powered saw, somewhat like a table saw, to be used to amputate limbs that have become infected or broken beyond repair blah, blah, blah. My final idea is basically a steam powered heart monitor, like the ones where you get your arm tightened by the strange rubber thing then it calculates your blood pressure or something? It'd basically be one of those but instead of monitors and beeps for calculating it'd be little whistles and gusts of steam. You have the final say in these tools but they're just ideas.Thanks and can't wait to start the game!

Posted on 2012-05-05 at 03:02:42.

Kriea
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Sorry for disappearing

So the next screwed up my payment for my internet and applied it to the wrong account and the system won't let them fix it without a million miles of paperwork and forms because it keeps flagging it as fraud.

I'm enjoying free internet from them while they fix their screw up. <3

I'm thinking I may have to buy one of these little wireless routers instead of using the piece of junk one I originally got.


Anyway, I'm liking the ideas Kamina but keep in mind for steam you have to have fire and he doesn't have TONS of work space. Maybe some clock work slimmer designs?


Posted on 2012-05-05 at 17:55:01.

Kamina
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Sounds good

I know how you feel about internet problems, they're a pain. And alright, I'll make them more, space-efficient. Also I read a small article about how wounds infested with maggots heal much more quickly and without spread of infection... How common are maggots?

Posted on 2012-05-05 at 20:44:04.
Edited on 2012-05-06 at 05:11:44 by Kamina

Kriea
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An end in sight...

or actually a beginning in sight. XD I've finally gotten everything together to get this party really started.

Will have something up by Tuesday, I swear.

Posted on 2012-05-06 at 15:52:45.

Reralae
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The butterfly thinks

A cauterizer would be a bit difficult to accomplish. If I recall correctly, cauterization relies on the burning of skin in order to mend ruptures. Only thing is, it really depends on how hot it's required to be.

Friction grinding would probably generate a significant amount of heat, depending on the materials involved, but I question whether it'd be hot enough. It'd take a lot of energy in order to grind a metal to be white hot, and because it's friction, it'd undoubtedly wear away at the metal components, requiring them to be replaced more frequently. Not to mention the note that metal fragments could end up caught in the wound. So, that rules out clockwork.

Steam can burn, but I don't think it's sufficient to cauterize with. You'd also end up with a lot of water going to waste if it was an open nozzle type thing. Not recommended in a desert setting. In a closed pipe circuit... still gets the issue of if it'd even get hot enough. I don't know about you, but when I consider boiler pipelines, they're nowhere near the heat level I felt when dealing with white hot metal.

All in all, for cauterization you may have to just stick with the archaic design. Metal tool, and fire. Get the metal hot and use it.

Stomach pump thing: Clockwork would be easiest to deal with for this. Steam you have to wait for the water to boil, and then you also have to consider how big the mechanics would be as Kriea noted. But for a clockwork thing, all it'd need was the right gear ratio and setup in order to create a sort of pump with the piping. That's relatively straightforward and wouldn't need to be that big.

Heart monitor is tricky. I can't see anything steam-powered about any of the designs I think of. How they work is the band has enough pressure in it that the pumping of blood through veins and arteries is transmissible to the receiver. This is actually a very difficult design with the tech available.

First problem: how to make the rubber band in the first place. Rubber is not a significant part of the tech available, since they deal mostly with metal. Though, I may be wrong about that. The main thing however is that it'd have to be air or water proof along all the seams, yet with some way for the fluid to be put in, and retain it at pressure, without losing any pressure or fluid.

Second problem: How to calibrate and make the signal receiver. The amount of vibration from a vein or artery is not very much. And then there's the question of how to set up the receiver so that it calibrates itself while the band is being pumped up. I don't know, I might be overlooking something, but such physical precision seems a bit beyond the capacity of the tech available.

Looking it up, the earliest designs were made roughly around the 1900s or just prior to that. In other words, relatively recent. For the heart monitor, electronics are involved. For blood pressure, the oldest designs required use of both a stethoscope and an inflatable cuff with inflation bulb and a (probably) mercury manometer.

***

That's not to say we couldn't have come across a 'relic' that Elly took apart, modified, and reassembled, but just kind of me thinking aloud regarding the tech here.

Posted on 2012-05-06 at 17:14:31.
Edited on 2012-05-06 at 17:21:16 by Reralae

Kamina
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So much tech talk

I'm glad we have Elly along with us, I'm not 100% the Doc would understand the Old World tech or how to use it And with the heart monitor it could always just be taken out and Doc could have basic medical knowledge on checking pulse, CPR, and all those other little non-machine based doctor tricks.

Posted on 2012-05-06 at 18:51:26.

Kriea
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^_^

This is why Reralae is in charge of the tech on the ship, she thinks of things that don't occur for me. XD

I may let you guys find some pre-des medical equipment later, but not right now.

In other news, I have sent the first post Reralae's way for some Engie input.

Posted on 2012-05-06 at 19:35:17.

Kriea
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Unveiling

I know I don't have nineteen posts of exposition like some stories I know, but I want the world to develop around you guys.

So there you are, questions and whatnot and things. Lucas is in the galley if you need him and Ardis ends up there eventually.

Posted on 2012-05-06 at 22:57:48.

Eol Fefalas
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w00t! As they say on them interwebz!

Nice start, Kriea!

Sully went into town with Maggie, if I recall correctly... soooo, collab between Eol and Celeste coming soon, I suppose.




Posted on 2012-05-07 at 00:07:44.

Kriea
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Huzzah

Oh, I've been told Sully will officially be the hardest in the group to draw and will be last she does by the way. XD

On the other hand I've seen WIPs of Engie and Dr. Kamina.

Thanks Eol, I'm looking forward to it. Celeste and I should be done with our Smuggler's Colab soon tot.

Posted on 2012-05-07 at 00:11:52.

   


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