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Post by Akila » Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:28 pm

Looking over the wiki and also RPing with a couple of others, it's occured to me that "a private club of philosophers discussing and delving into the secrets behind life and death" would have rather sensitive information they're unwilling to share, and could also prove quite dangerous or cause severe dislike or misunderstandings should a tome or a letter be lost or a snippet of a conversation be heard.

I would like to propose a writing system (for example, glyphs, ancient etc) for the Rook Parlour, possibly speech as well but I think mainly the writing side of things so we can keep our secrets as a private club just that. Secret.

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A better way to comunicate with our familiars could also be a thing? Not sure how much coding that would take.
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Post by Craig » Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:58 am

Interesting, I like the idea of this with two possible routes I could imagine.

1: Ancient language commonly used by sorcerous tomes, learning it would be a standard part of a sorceror's progress because most of the books in the libraries they make use of would be in this language anyway.

2: Secret code, perhaps similar to how some people who studied alchemy in RL tried to protect their writing. This could be something that is only made available to members of the parlour who reach a certain level of respect so that only the more experienced and trusted members can read it.

This would obviously depend on what direction the GMs think the parlour should go in obviously, just throwing out my opinion on the off chance it sparks something.

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Re: Sensitive information

Post by Vitello » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:20 pm

I never really cared for the secret society aspect personally. You can walk into a hunting ground and see someone harvesting souls, or hear over pendant people talking about harvesting. Not to mention the spectral guards in Mistral lake.
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Re: Sensitive information

Post by Lun » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:22 pm

having a better familiar message system would be nice. There's sometimes things i want to say to other sorcerers about highly classified secrets that AREN'T discussed on public pendant or anything like that and there's no real way to reach out without suspiciously going helloooo is so and so here I need them and just them.

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Re: Sensitive information

Post by Bryce » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:34 pm

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Re: Sensitive information

Post by Noctere » Wed Jun 08, 2016 5:57 pm

Secret codes and languages are always neat but I do not think the Parlour as a faction really needs one. We already have another guild that has something like that and I would hate to diminish it by giving it to another. It is kind of like the "see in the dark spell". It soon starts that one guild has it, then another, then another, then another and it gets to the point where EVERY guild now wants an ability or spell to see in the dark. Once we start down this path you can see how easy it spreads elsewhere. I would like to try to stop this from happening here.

But like Bryce said, secret esp channels are a great way to keep things guild only. You could also try writing in a specific language such as Nuumic Glyhs. I know many among the Parlour that can read and speak Nuumic and that would be a clever way to do it. Just use the LANGUAGE NUUM command and start writing away.
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Re: Sensitive information

Post by Jaster » Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:28 am

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Post by Fayne » Fri Jun 10, 2016 11:09 pm

Could always try starting a system using that familiar message thingy. Maybe if you have a familiar appear and give you the name of a person in the Parlour, it means that person wants to speak with you privately. It isn't perfect, but any system rarely is.
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Re: Sensitive information

Post by Uandir » Sun Jun 19, 2016 5:38 pm

behold, the batcode era!! Give us our bat signal, Noc! I jest, I jest.

I don't really think the rooks need/want a sekrit language though. I mean, on a perfect setting setting in a perfect world with a sane character... I would not want to read their filth, who knows what is in the envelop? A haunting? NASTY TAINT( 5$ for a mailed drakolin, by the way) ? with regards to requests to speak to others though, I think what Fayne said might be a good way to go about it if yer want guildmate #234 to not know that you are asking for me because you can't breath without me and my talisman near you.....

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Re: Sensitive information

Post by Dakhal » Sun Jun 19, 2016 7:46 pm

No, I'm pretty sure that the Rooks wanted a secret language or at least writing. You know, else it wouldn't have been requested in the first place and summarily denied as there isn't quantifiable reason for it. Thus, no need. Regardless.. yes, people do use the familiar message- it's limited though. Some names might simply be too long, or a single word may not truly convey the purpose of what's needed! Of course, it could be discussed beforehand what these key words mean and what should be done when received, which would be cool.

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