J'Kla wrote:I always (and this is personal) that there was a trick missed in that the same ages that were used to obtain the Bharo pillars were the same ages used to return the Bharo Pillars.
Or even if the same ages were used then a different set of Journey cloths in different locations were initialised based on having the Bharo Pillar and these were used to return the pillars to some new location.
J'Kla wrote:For example, there are no symbols (yet) for plus, minus, multiply, divide, equality, index (raised to the power of) degree, and there must be something that relates to decimal point and percentage. However, these last two have names and concepts with embedded base ten as they both rely on a one hundred divisor.
Digit: 4 3 2 1 . (separator) 1 2 3
Value: 10³ 10² 10¹ 10⁰ 10⁻¹ 10⁻² 10⁻³
Digit: 4 3 2 1 . (separator) 1 2 3
Value: 25³ 25² 25¹ 25⁰ 25⁻¹ 25⁻² 25⁻³
J'Kla wrote:Another route could be to build a mathematical core around the Babylonian base sixty and of course we could use base eight, binary or base ten but I feel these lack the depth of available mathematical based puzzles.
J'Kla wrote:I have also looked at mapping our alphabet to the numbers but starting with A as zero this would be useful as it would map Python array notation where array counting starts at zero and losing one letter makes it easy to map to base 25.
J'Kla wrote:I was thinking of basing the = symbol on some sort of stylized hand balance and then have that simplified to a crossbar with a tail using this symbol ¬ any option we were to use would require some new font set designing.
I was also considering a right facing arrow for addition and a left facing one for minus folowing that logic we could have up for multiply and down for divide.
J'Kla wrote:All of this is just ideas I am kicking around here a week ago I did not know if it was even viable to have a non D'ni shard.
OK the boats gone but the last time I looked at the charts there was an island almost exactly due West and it is mid-afternoon so if I keep swimming towards the sun I should come to that island.
The sea is reasonably calm and it did look like it was not much more than a sandbar with some coconut palms and some mangrove. So the fact I cannot see it from the water is not that surprising.
Ok there it is and it looks like there’s a beach so I should be able to get ashore it looks a long way but if I stop swimming I am probably dead so here goes.
I don’t remember making the shore I must have collapsed, I do know it is getting dark and I am getting cold. My clothes are dry so I must have been out a while. I should be ok this first night a sand bar island should not have large predators.
The island is not that big but the edge is not all beach if I assume I have landed on the eastern side the north and south ends of the beach are mangrove. The chart showed it to be a crescent with an opening on the southern side. It is not actually that big so I should be ok inside the tree line.
Well a clearing with a hut a cot bed and a mosquito net it looks abandoned but also recently used.
There is a small table and a folding chair but it is getting really dark sleep has to be a good idea.
What is that noise? Oh yes it will be the sea and it is light so probably worth having a look around let’s see if I can find some fresh water probably a coconut although I am not sure if I can get one open without any tools.
Resources on me shorts tee shirt a belt with a metal buckle the cot bed the mosquito net that small table and chair and there’s a tube behind it.
I reach for the tube just touch it and the world is spinning out of focus…..
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