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Heralds and Squires
« on: Sat, 2005-02-19, 20:10:59 »
This might not be the most appropriate section for such a question, but it's been puzzling me, so here goes ...

Why Squires and Heralds?  And how many posts before we get Knighted?

Why not Gladiators, Centurions, Senators, Caesars, etc, in keeping with the Arena, Lion's Cage, type theme? 
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #1 on: Sat, 2005-02-19, 21:22:17 »
Oh dear,
I spent quite an amount of time finding out the translations for those 'ranks'. I just thought that they sound cool.
20 posts make you a herald, 50 will make you a knight, 200 a Lord and 500 an Imperator :)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #2 on: Sun, 2005-02-20, 04:38:55 »
Hmm, Imperator sounds cool... Looks like I'm gonna be busy...

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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #3 on: Sun, 2005-02-20, 13:02:54 »
Oh dear,
I spent quite an amount of time finding out the translations for those 'ranks'. I just thought that they sound cool.
20 posts make you a herald, 50 will make you a knight, 200 a Lord and 500 an Imperator :)

Peter, it wasn't a criticism, I'm delighted to be a Squire, will be even happier to be a Herald, I just wondered why the choice of those particular ranks.  All websites have their own ideas of ranking the post counts.  In Toolunity I'm a "toolunit", in Genesis I'm a "Forum God", in Pendragon I'm a "very frequent poster" ... I don't really mind!  :)

Anway, I admires the likes of Chris Squire, so I'm not exactly in bad company, am I?
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 2005-02-20, 18:12:56 »
Ah yes....the working title of the instrumental that I'm working on at the moment...

The Dayzen Knights of Sir Roger D'Rigid (featuring "Mistress Minky of Ffaterkatnstufalot" *)...and some dubious delights from one Vile Lynne, ape ear-ring as hour spare shawl guessed, wither Straddlevarious Orc extra...


...er, or something...  ::)




* being the nick-name of Sasquatch, our cat...
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #5 on: Sun, 2005-02-20, 21:23:18 »
Gelert ... what you been putting in your pipe, eh?  ;)

You remind me somewhat of my beloved Hogweed with his "ideas"

cool name for a feline endothermic quadruped by the way ... Sasquatch ... like that
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #6 on: Sun, 2005-02-20, 21:25:56 »
 :-X
what could I say anyway..... (raising my post count)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 2005-02-21, 01:39:53 »
Hey, come up with many more, man! We need to reach new levels more often! It's immensely childish fun! ;D

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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 2005-02-21, 07:49:24 »
come up with a few suggestions, then.... preferrably medieval-knightish sort of....
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 2005-02-21, 17:28:45 »
OK, here's the new hierarchy:

Broomstick 0    
Slave 5
Peon 10
Peasant 15
Commoner 20
Constable 25
Herald 30
Squire 35
Knight 40
Liegelord 45
Duke 50
Baron 60
Chancellor 70
Royal Knight 80
Crown Prince 100
King 150
Imperator 250

heh, we have a lot of Broomsticks ;)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #10 on: Mon, 2005-02-21, 17:46:01 »
Good job Admin!

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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 2005-02-22, 01:28:31 »
Looking better! I had a few cool ideas. I'll look into it a bit closer, and study your list. I'll pm you when I'm done in all my arctic thouroughness... ;)

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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 2005-02-22, 02:51:06 »
Gonna lose my Constable status soon. Life sucks.  :'( ;)
Sorry my beloved Xanxtuary i seem to have gone beyond 5 posts now.  ;)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 2005-02-22, 20:23:54 »
come up with a few suggestions, then....

Vocalist = 1 post (as congratulations for finding your way to the gig...)
Drummer = 4 posts (er, 'cos that's the number of things that you can hit...sorry, "play" at any one time)
Guitarist = 12 (a double-neck 12-string + bass doesn't count...!)
Bassist = 19 posts (6 strings, plus bass-pedals of 13[?])
Keyboards = 10,000 posts (no explaination needed...!)
Drummer Again = 10,001 posts (because they can count better than all of us, and it's as apology to all drummers everywhere....why are drummers like gynaecologists etc?)
Vocalist Again = 10,002 (as congratulations for finding your way to the SECOND gig - all 10,001 previous posts were "Well, I followed the directions that you gave me....oh god, I can't work under these conditions...I'm an artiste"....)

etc, etc, etc ...  ;D

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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #14 on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 22:20:03 »
I'm all confused now!  ???  First I was a merry Squire, well on my way to being a Herald, then I found myself as a Commoner, now I'm a Constable and the one who is supposed to be a Constable has been Knighted! 

Since I'm a Jedi Master, I guess that means I'm a sort of a Knight anyways, since I had to become a Jedi Knight before I could achieve my Mastership!

Still, it's cool in a kind of hard to keep up with way!  Keep up the good work, Sir Peter of Admin, and long may the Kings, Queens, Knights and Senators of Confusion reign in the Kingdom of Arena!
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #15 on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 22:46:28 »
Cool, I'm a chancellor!

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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #16 on: Wed, 2005-02-23, 22:59:24 »
I'm all confused now!  ???  First I was a merry Squire, well on my way to being a Herald, then I found myself as a Commoner, now I'm a Constable and the one who is supposed to be a Constable has been Knighted! 

Since I'm a Jedi Master, I guess that means I'm a sort of a Knight anyways, since I had to become a Jedi Knight before I could achieve my Mastership!

Still, it's cool in a kind of hard to keep up with way!  Keep up the good work, Sir Peter of Admin, and long may the Kings, Queens, Knights and Senators of Confusion reign in the Kingdom of Arena!

I just made all the ranks new, not caring for consistency to the old ones. Please forgive me ;)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #17 on: Fri, 2005-02-25, 17:38:18 »
I just made all the ranks new, not caring for consistency to the old ones. Please forgive me ;)

Ah, but you missed out Vicar Sergeant (er, Detective Parson, Ma'am)...

And, perhaps more importantly, Barron Knights....

Anybody remember their brilliant rehash of Space Oddity (This is Ginger Tom to Birth Control...), and Bohemian Rhapsody (...oh, where did that merrangue go...?)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #18 on: Sun, 2005-02-27, 00:57:47 »
I just made all the ranks new, not caring for consistency to the old ones. Please forgive me ;)

Consider yourself truly forgiven ... although as Chief Supreme Chancellor Sir Lord Peter Admin of Adminshire, tis very much your prerogative to change stuff without notice and thus spread mass confusion amongst your loyal subjects!  ;)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #19 on: Sun, 2005-02-27, 01:01:04 »
Ah, but you missed out Vicar Sergeant (er, Detective Parson, Ma'am)...

And, perhaps more importantly, Barron Knights....

Anybody remember their brilliant rehash of Space Oddity (This is Ginger Tom to Birth Control...), and Bohemian Rhapsody (...oh, where did that merrangue go...?)

Defective Parsons?  Send'em back to Vicarage School then ... six of the best on the posterior, then several months of sitting on cold church pews ought to cure them of any known defects!

Barren Knights? if they're barren then surely they would have no need for birth control?  ;)
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #20 on: Thu, 2005-04-21, 19:53:29 »
What comes after Imperator? ;D

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« Reply #21 on: Thu, 2005-04-21, 20:02:15 »
What comes after Imperator? ;D

Broomstick....you start again from the beginning....  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #22 on: Fri, 2005-04-22, 14:58:24 »
Oh dear me... I just realised I am a peon... I have to do something about that... after all I am a Prog Goddess on my Bazaar  ;D

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« Reply #23 on: Fri, 2005-04-22, 20:00:29 »
Broomstick....you start again from the beginning....  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

And then you progress to Peon...

Oh dear me... I just realised I am a peon... I have to do something about that... after all I am a Prog Goddess on my Bazaar  ;D

And then, if you delete more posts than you've made ( ??? ), you revolve back to Imperator...

It's a Menu-Driven thing, allegedly...  ;)

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Re: Heralds and Squires
« Reply #24 on: Fri, 2005-04-22, 21:21:09 »
And then you progress to Peon...

And then, if you delete more posts than you've made ( ??? ), you revolve back to Imperator...

It's a Menu-Driven thing, allegedly...  ;)

Well, actually, I throw the dice every night to mix up the levels quite nicely....hmmmm.....nobody seems to have noticed yet.... ;)
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