exotic materials

How to perform your first spell

  • Spend weeks looking online and in books for a spell that could work for what you want and that you can actually get the ingredients for. Each time you find one that you like, but can’t possibly begin to even think about getting exotic materials for, you wonder if you’re really cut out for this (you are).
  • Read over the one you found a dozen times a day, Googling terms you don’t understand and only getting a vague explanation of on some sparkly New Age website that hasn’t been in use for years. Wonder again if you can really do this (you can). 
  • Print out the spell when no one else is around, carefully holding it so that the text doesn’t show and rushing back to your room. Read over it again and again until the corners are bent and there are wrinkles where your fingers have been. Worry about not being able to memorize it. 
  • In the middle of the night when no one is awake and you’re shaking because this is it wave your hand in a circle because you always see spells call for circles. Then you speak the words in something that is half whisper and half breath, so quiet no one could possibly hear it, but you still worry. 
  • Finish the spell and find yourself caught between the thoughts of “Did I do it right?” and “Finally.” 
  • Rinse and repeat for the next dozen.
Scientists discover origins of ancient Hopewell culture's meteorite jewellery

The native Hopewell culture, which thrived along rivers and streams in North America from 200BC to 500AD, is today survived by a number of beautiful artefacts made from exotic materials – including copper and silver.

But perhaps the most exotic Hopewell artefacts are those made from iron extracted from meteorites. It is not known how these artefacts were viewed among the Hopewell, but what is certain is that they were extremely scarce due to the fact that meteoritic iron is so rare.

In 1945, researchers discovered 22 beads made of meteoritic iron, hidden in a burial mound at the Havana site in Illinois. A number of studies over the following decades attempted to describe these mysterious beads, analyse their chemical composition and understand their significance for the Hopewell people. Read more.


Greek Gold ‘Pontic Aristocratic’ Diadem, Late 4th-Late 3rd Century BC

A gold diadem consisting of a twisted rope border with a series of heart shaped scrolls with applied acanthus leaves and flowers with gold wire detail and tear drop shaped settings with blue enamel, flowers recessed for red enamel inlay; central wire motif in the form of a Hercules knot with applied flowers and acanthus leaves with tear drop shaped setting with blue enamel; in the center an amethyst cameo with the bust of a woman wearing a diadem and robes held at the shoulder by a brooch; one small flower element present but detached.

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The farmer is a benevolent cryptid if anything. They’re able to delve into the issues of everyone in town, and if they’re a Good farmer they help everyone out the best they can. They can indulge in fixing the community center single handedly after speaking with the wizard once, and can be found speaking to what they call ‘junimos’ when prompted, and yet no one can see them. They’re always in the mines, coming out with strange and exotic materials, and they’re thick as thieves with the adventure guild. And also they’re able to beat the spirits eve maze with relative ease, even though Sam swears up and down that the entrance is sealed off.

the game prey sentence starters.

❛ The world is full of stories, and from time to time they permit themselves to be told. ❜
❛ We… own… you.. ❜
❛ I am a warrior of the Cherokee Nation! NOBODY owns me! ❜
❛ You will become like us. You will become… a God! ❜
❛ I came here only to kill you. ❜
❛ Did you come in here for a drink, or to dump your dirty tools on my nice clean bar? ❜
❛ I can already tell you folks it’s going to get very interesting. ❜
❛ I’m getting some reports of strange lights in the sky from the Oklahoma area. ❜
❛ And that they’re having a hard time responding to all of the calls. ❜
❛ It’s going to be a wild and wooly night tonight folks I just know it.  ❜
❛ Let’s go to the phones. Caller, you’re on the air with Art Bell. ❜
❛ Probably the most reasonable person on the station. ❜
❛ The Typhon escaping confinement put a stop to that. ❜
❛ While an affable, quiet guy, was still involved in seriously unethical and deadly experiments. ❜
❛ Last thing I want is you dry-firing when things get hot. ❜
❛ She/he/they was in a relationship with ________ regardless of their gender. ❜
❛ Being unable to explain what was going on and not wanting her to ask questions. ❜
❛ After calming down, she wants to apologize but can’t find the right way to. ❜
❛ Not to mention him selfishly locking other survivors out of the one functioning escape.. ❜
❛ It’s a stretch to call them evil when they can’t choose. ❜
❛ You’re taking a massive gamble that there aren’t more predators like the Typhon.. ❜
❛ In the history of the universe humans have only recently become self-aware. ❜
❛ Yet you’re going to kick the door open on a much wider and older… cosmic ecology.  ❜
❛ One that feeds on consciousness.  ❜
❛ These are shark infested waters. ❜
❛ They generally like living shadows, and appear to be made out of some kind of dark matter. ❜
❛ They are also alien in the neurological sense. ❜
❛ They come in a variety of different forms. ❜
❛ The prime source of horror and tension; Mimics can take the form of useful items too.. ❜
❛ They also require an upgraded psychoscope chipset to be marked while disguised.. ❜
❛ There’s also a chance that when they shift into an object. ❜
❛ This is a source of much of the horror, because the Mimics readily abuse their abilities. ❜
❛ The standard Phantoms launch these as a ranged attack. ❜
❛ They deal more melee damage and can create fire geysers at a distance. ❜
❛ They can shoot electricity, and even getting close to them deals electric damage. ❜
❛ Their bodies are the most concentrated source of Exotic material on the station.. ❜
❛ Every single one you kill provides enough material for several Neuromods. ❜
❛ If you feel up to it, repeatedly killing them is a good way to max out your stats. ❜
❛ You can kill it or hide until it leaves. But another Nightmare will find you again… ❜

goodurlsalltaken  asked:

Hey Rythian, been enjoying your videos! How have you been finding Prey? Judging from your play through, minerals seem to be the more exotic than exotic materials.

Prey is fun, but damn it’s way longer and harder than I thought it would be. (That’s what she said.)

I have no idea how Fili gets in or out of those pants. I think they might be painted on, actually. Or made out of some exotic dwarven materials the world doesn’t know about yet. 

Anyway, the whole purpose of this was actually his hair, but Fili has much to offer us all in many other ways. ٩(♡ε♡ )۶

 Anyhoo, so just a random Fili I drew that I liked, showing everyone his pretty hair altho somehow I think the focus of this picture shifted as I as drawing it. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°) He was supposed to be playing with his hair or something…

The thing around his waist is supposed to be a belt, but I really honestly don’t think he needs a belt. 

My Fili’s have many many hair lengths, tee hee! (*^▽^*)

Medieval Feasting

Meals and Courses

The first meal of the day was breakfast, which took place whenever you woke up. Breakfast wasn’t a formal meal and mostly consisted of people eating a few bites before heading out to the fields. Normal breakfast foods were leftovers, sop (bread dipped in milk, ale, wine, or water), and fish (in England).

The first official meal of the day was dinner, which took place from 10 am-12 pm. The second meal of the day was supper, which took place in the evening (Singman and McLean 163). The evening meal was lighter and the time for relaxation; actors, bards, and poets were invited to perform (Bishop 135). Practice varied on which meal was larger. Some laborers had a midday snack of bread and ale and called in noon-shenche or nuncheon, which ultimately gave way to luncheon and lunch. The very rich ate a meal after supper called rear-supper, or, in modern parlance, late night fridge raid.

Ordinary people ate all their food at once. If you were rich, you could afford to have it served in courses. The more courses you had, the wealthier you were. Joffrey’s all-day, seventy-seven course wedding feast in A Storm of Swords is improbable, as most dinners or suppers had four to six courses, not including dishes between courses, which were called entrements or subtleties and more designed for the eye than the mouth (more on them later) (Singman and McLean 163). Most dinners also only lasted about two hours (Mortimer 181). Unlike today, courses went from heaviest to lightest. The first course was the main dish (usually a red meat of some kind) and the dishes following were salads, finger food, or pastries. Sometimes you were only served the main course and the later courses were only for rich or distinguished guests (Singman and McLean 163-4). In 1363, Edward III decreed lords could only have five courses per meal, gentlemen could have three, and grooms could have two (Mortimer 180).

Table Settings & Dining Hall

Most dining halls were actually multipurpose rooms used for all main activities, such as holding court, dancing, etc. Dining tables were long boards set on trestles that could be removed at a moment’s notice (S & M 166). In wealthier households, nobles had contraptions that would raise the tables from a lower level or lower them from a higher level when they were needed (Lacroix 176).

The table was first covered with a tablecloth, then with towels or napkins. In poorer houses they were made of hemp or canvas. Yeomen, merchants, skilled workers, and franklins were likely to use white linen. The richest used silk. People sat on wood stools which sometimes had cushions on them.

The place settings were not elaborate: a napkin, a trencher, a bowl, a cup, and a spoon. Rich houses could afford silver and glass place settings. The poor used wood and ceramics. Pewter served as a middle ground. There were no knives at the place setting because most people had their own eating knife that they brought with them (S & M 166). Knives were single-edged, pointed (they had to spear as well as cut), and smaller than its lethal counterpart the dagger.

Spoons were provided by most households. They were made of wood (boxwood, juniper, popular), bone, horn, pewter, latten (copper and zinc alloy), silver, or gold. They were usually 6-7 in. long. Travelers used a folding spoon, which was hinged in the middle to save space. Forks would not become vogue until the 1600s (S & M 167). During the fourteenth century, the Avignon pope had a few forks made of gold and crystal (Bishop 134).

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     So, here’s some headcanons centered on Prey 2017 because I have a minor obsession with filling in empty spaces, whoops. This game left a lot of room for world building, so here I go! Check below the cut to read more– but beware, for there be extreme spoilers ahead~!

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The Skull of the Smoking Mirror

This mosaic is believed to represent the god Tezcatlipoca, or ‘Smoking Mirror.’ One of four powerful creator deities, who were amongst the most important gods in the Mexica (Aztec) pantheon, Smoking Mirror images can be recognized by the distinctive black stripes across his face. The base for the mosaic is a human skull. Long deerskin straps would have allowed the skull to be worn as part of priestly regalia, and deerskin strips connected the jaw while allowing it to open and close. The turquoise, lignite, pyrite and shell were all procured from the farthest reaches of the Mexica empire or through trade with far-flung peoples. The effort made in assembling this diverse selection of exotic materials emphasizes the divine ‘other-worldly’ nature both of the mosaic and whoever possessed it.