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Augur's Discussions

Zombies vs Steampunks Dance Party (Auckland, NZ)

Started this discussion. Last reply by Augur Sep 13, 2011. 2 Replies

Auckland steam-synth/space punk act "Alex The Kid" are…Continue

Tags: party, event, gig, nz, auckland

John Carter (of Mars) by Disney/Pixar, due 9-Mar-2012

Started this discussion. Last reply by Prof. C. B. "Beau" Diggs Aug 16, 2011. 20 Replies

The cinematic…Continue

Tags: barsoom

Collaborative writing - ideas for Augur's back-story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Augur Jul 14, 2011. 16 Replies

This is an out-of-character (OOC) discussion. Feel free to speak plainly here. If you have read my…Continue

Tags: Back-story, Character_Development

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Moueska and Augur are now friends
Nov 25, 2012
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm in the group The Iron Realm
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"This was an unexpected turn of events. All eyes on the poop deck, including those of the Captain, turned towards Sir Ernest. Surely he didn't mean to respond to a distress call when they were on such a classified mission? But how could he…"
Nov 3, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm in the group The Iron Realm
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"When the all-clear was given by the crow's-nest lookout, the Captain brought the airship about, 90° to port, now bearing due North to meet the tip of no-man's land on the East of the channel. From there they would hug the …"
Nov 2, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm in the group The Iron Realm
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"The cargo deck was not an area of the Airship Halberg that was often frequented by the scientific team. Down here you were about as close to the keel of the vessel as you could be. Bright copper pipes of various sizes criss-cross openly along the…"
Oct 31, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's group The Iron Realm
"Awesome! Thanks Christopher, this is looking great! I've plotted my first course for the Airship Halberg, and will be writing the post for it soon. In the meantime, here is a sneak peek at the tools I'm using to help me keep track of what…"
Oct 30, 2011
Augur and Prof. Phineas Boggs are now friends
Oct 8, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm World in the group The Iron Realm
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"The body of water to the North of Afraynor, is that part of the Lenay Sea or is it another lake?"
Sep 30, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page Sign Up in the group The Iron Realm
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"I have sent you some information about a couple of proposed organizations. Looking forward to seeing the first situation brief. :-)"
Sep 23, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page Sign Up in the group The Iron Realm
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"I have sent you my Character Sheet as a PM, because it also contains information about a major event which you will want to approve first before it gets published."
Sep 21, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm World in the group The Iron Realm
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"Oh, and I can fine-tune the rail lines for topography later. No problem there."
Sep 19, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm World in the group The Iron Realm
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"I assume then that there would not be a rail line between Laurentus and Caldesia as well, is that correct? I had drawn one in from Vertcastle to Dellnor. Instead I have added extra lines within Caldesia, giving the Caldesians a better rail link…"
Sep 19, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm World in the group The Iron Realm
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"Thanks for bringing that to my attention Colin, I guess I must have missed that feature. I'll have to go back and re-read the whole thing again to ensure I haven't missed anything else important like that. Christopher, I guess with the…"
Sep 18, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm World in the group The Iron Realm
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"Here are the latest updates to the map I've been working on in QuantumGIS. I can easily add rail lines, roads, buildings, etc and will be able to search for a particular town, aerodrome, or factory once it is complete and we start playing the…"
Sep 17, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm World in the group The Iron Realm
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"That's awesome, thanks Christopher. Now I just need to work out how to implement a CRS for a fictional map in QuantumGIS.Also, I have assumed that there is a navigable waterway forming the border between Laurentus and Caldesia, running from the…"
Sep 17, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's page The Iron Realm World in the group The Iron Realm
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"I didn't actually notice this page about the World until after I had posted some of those questions below (which were originally posted elsewhere). Now I see that the city of Aldermarsh is, in fact, part of Caldesia."
Sep 16, 2011
Augur commented on Christopher Archibold Steel's group The Iron Realm
"Thanks for that Christopher. I have moved my posts about the map to The Iron Realm World page. Also, I sent you that little history of the city of Newport as a PM. Feel free to use it in part or in whole, or to discard it. I won't be offended.…"
Sep 16, 2011

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Introduction
My lords and ladies and gentle-beings of all astral planes and alternate dimensions, from past, present, and future, and from the multifarious planets of our solar system and beyond, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ernest Roebuck III, only son of Earl Roebuck of Chester, Knight Commander of the Most Honourable Order of the Bath, Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and currently on Royal Commission as Surveyor-General of the antipodean islands known as Aotearoa / New Zealand, responsible for the establishment of trigonometric stations and cartography for the island group. I have an honorary Doctorate of Applied Luminiferous Aether Sublimation from the Edwardian University of Science.

However, all that said, I do not normally introduce myself quite so formally. Although I am officially known as Sir Ernest Roebuck III, KCB, FRS, FRGS, I am usually just referred to as "Augur". I took on this mononym upon reaching the antipodes, as I found that the local inhabitants scorned me for such a pretentious moniker. In order to gain the trust of the colonials, the military, and the indigenous United Tribes of Aotearoa (UToA), I have rejected the honours bestowed on me by Her Majesty, at least whilst I draw breath in the antipodes.

I am indebted to my patron and former tutor, Sir Richard Francis Burton of Oxford, to my father Earl Roebuck II, to my uncle Sir Tory Eversham of the Eversham Airship Company of Portsmouth, to my mentor Sir George Everest, and also to my good friend, John Carter of Virginia, in the New World. I also count among my friends many Tharks, Orovars, Okarians, and even Kaldanes of Barsoom, about which I shall not speak more of for now, but any who wish to may ask me further about Barsoom and I shall be only too pleased to tantalize you with tales of my travels there.

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A letter to the League of Airship Captains

Posted on June 21, 2011 at 5:30am 3 Comments

Sir Ernest Roebuck III, KCB, FRS, FRGS

Royal Cartographic Service, Aotearoa

375 Queen Street, Auckland

New Zealand

22 June 2011

Captain John Tybiruis Malcolm, and members of

The League of Airship Captains

C/o Steampunk Empire

 

Dear Captain Malcolm and associates,

Allow me first to introduce myself. My name is Ernest Roebuck III, but I am commonly known in the antipodes as Augur. I am a cartographer and geographer, and am currently in…

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A letter of enquiry about alternate transport between Earth and Barsoom

Posted on June 19, 2011 at 2:30pm 2 Comments

Sir Ernest Roebuck III, KCB, FRS, FRGS

Royal Cartographic Service, Aotearoa

375 Queen Street, Auckland

New Zealand

20 June 2011

Ambassador Thora Chase

Independent Agent

Starburner Galactic Courier Service



Dear Ambassador Chase,

Allow me first to introduce myself. My name is Ernest Roebuck III, but I am commonly known in the antipodes as Augur. I am a cartographer and geographer, and am currently in Her Majesty's service as…

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Further information about my childhood

Posted on June 13, 2011 at 12:00pm 0 Comments

My father, Earl Roebuck of Chester, was a man of considerable means. His itinerant lifestyle as an assize court judge brought him into contact with all manner of merchants throughout England and abroad. Earl Roebuck was renown by his kin for never having the same mode of transport each time they met him. Being raised by Earl Roebuck meant continuous journeys by coach, steam automobile, or airship, and almost never in the same vehicle twice. Rumour had it that he would trade a vehicle as soon…

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Testimonial from Augur's friend John Carter

Posted on June 8, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Augur has patented the application of a focused luminiferous aether beam for use in theodolitic measurement instrumentation. This invention has expedited the occupation of surveyors around the world, and for this he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate and appointed as one of Her Majesty's cartographic surveyors for the colony of New Zealand, a Royal commission with land and title in the antipodean colony. Upon arrival at the colony, Augur found that the title bestowed upon him by Her Majesty…

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At 3:34pm on August 4, 2011, Roger Curl said…

Greetings, Augur.

Thanks for the invite. Unfortunately my weekend has been planned for me.

Have great trip. R

At 2:26pm on July 20, 2011, Lady Emma Darry said…

Hello Augur. It has been some time. I trust all is well?

At 1:11pm on June 17, 2011, Dr Warwick said…
Ah yes, greetings.
 
 
 

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