~ by LizBeth ~
Hello Tohtli, thank you for spending some time to do this interview. Let’s begin, shall we?
Skills2Quest: How long did it take you to learn the Coding for the Offsite?
How many years / times have you put into your account that you have now?
Are you taking Draz's place since he went inactive?
What is your favorite skill?
What is your most exp in one skill, and what is that skill?
Do you enjoy being one of the two persons that can activate new members that wish to sign up to have more access to the offsite?
Boricua: So how you doing?
What hobbies do you enjoy doing?
How would you describe yourself?
What do you think of the citadel's progress since we started it?
What's the most important thing in a clan in general to you?
Mskonnan10: I just want to say I think you are so helpful and patient with us and the problems we bring to you. How do you keep your cool, when often these things that baffle us must be repetitious for you to explain over and over again?
If it is not too personal, what does your family think of all the time you spend tending to the needs of Clan Quest?
Wise Ork: Can we see a photo of the man-behind-the-scenes, which makes it possible for us to do crazy stuff on these forums? ;o (That's you, of course xD)
(Liz: Your request has been granted).
Have you ever played any other MMO(RPG)(s)? If so, which one(s)?
If you could give 1 skill in RS a big overhaul, which would it be and why?
Ytse: Did you introduce Chaptastic to RuneScape, or was it the other way around?
Does it ever feel odd playing an online game with your son?
Tohtli is a Nathuatl word - do you speak fluent Nahuatl, or was it just an appealing name? What made you choose the name Tohtli?
I'm from Central America, and my country was influenced by both the Mayans and the Incas. As it was a "bordering" location, there are no big pyramids, or great ancient constructions, but one of the languages spoken by the original population in the country was Nahuatl (at least a form of it). This was the language of the Aztecs and the Mayans who also spoke it. Tohtli is a Nahuatl word which means Hawk .
A long time ago I was part of the Boy Scouts, and there I joined the "hawk" patrol. Since then I always liked that bird, and when the time came to open an account on RS, what better than to use a Nahuatl work for it.
LizBeth: Hey, Tohtli, so how long have you been with Clan Quest?
I see, and how did you find out about this clan?
that, I keep hearing about clans, and since I wasn't part of any, I started "investigating" about them. After a while, I found the information about Clan Quest and started using the clan chat, until I decided to "officially" join the clan.
Quite a remarkable clan, isn't it? Since this clan is constantly growing and changing, is there something that you would like to suggest for a better and stronger camaraderie among the members?
How do you manage to balance real life and RuneScape?
I feel the same way you do. Was there ever a time when you had stopped playing RuneScape?
Omg! That is exactly what I have been doing lately, too. What is it about RS that makes you keep playing the game?
Just wondering, are both the offsite and the citadel hard to manage?
Ah yes, and that could ruffle your feathers sometimes, but you seemed to handle that kind of situations quite well. How did you end up doing both these responsibilities for the clan, were you assigned to it or you volunteered?
That Boon has a knack for subtly assigning someone to do something almost similar to an Obi-wan Kenobi mind-controlling effect, "You will manage the citadel". "You will enjoy dealing with the citadel for the rest of your RunesCape life". :D Anyway, has one or both of these tasks ever given you headaches while managing?
Wow! You have to wake up that early every Tuesday? Tohtli, you’re quite a trooper! Do you think Clan Quest is perfect the way it is?
In your opinion, are there still certain areas that could be improved in some ways? If so, what would those be?
How do you feel about Draz's "retirement"?
I like that outlook of yours, Tohtli.
Well, what do you know, speaking of the dev...*cough*...Boon, look who it is...
Draziw: How did you become so noob?
Do you aspire to become more noob?
What is your favourite colour? (It wasn't a question on the application when you applied)
Are you a follower of Brassica? Why or why not?
If you could have anything - what would you ask for?
It is really nice to know a bit more about you, Tohtli. Thank you for all the hard work that you do for this clan and for simply being such an awesome, cool noob.
Article by LizBeth
A recipe contributed by Dirty Rain.
1/4 cup light olive oil
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon cabbage extract*
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup dried cabbage leaves*
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
* Test kitchen notes - Special cabbage ingredients must be player made. To make "cabbage extract", place the cabbage on the ground, and sit on it for two minutes. Juices will be pressed out, and you can collect them in an empty vial. "Dried cabbage leaves" have to be Sun Dried, therefore take them to the desert and place them atop the Agility Pyramid for maximum sun exposure. Leave them five days to completely dry, then pack in sealed air tight pots.
Article by MsKonnan
- In the 1200s, northern Europe's largest towns--London, Paris and Ghent--contained no more than 30,000 or 40.000 residents. Southern European cities like Venice and Florence had over 100,000. The world's largest cities--Constantinople and Baghdad--each had about a million people.
- Europeans established the world's first universities in the 1100s. Like the world outside then, the university could be a violent place: Oxford University in England had rules that specifically forbid students from bringing bows and arrows to class.
- Under Medieval law, animals could be tried and sentenced for crimes, just as though they were people. There are records of farm animals being tried for injuring or killing people. Animals were charged with smaller crimes, too. Some mice were taken to court for stealing part of the harvest, and, in another case, a flock of locusts was convicted --in absentia--of eating crops.
- A feudal society very much like that of Europe's developed in Japan in the 1100's. The Japanese called their knights "samurai", and like the knights of Europe, they fought on horseback. As in Europe, Japanese feudalism developed at a time of anarchy.
- In the early Middle Ages, Europeans told time in a way that would seem very strange to us today. They divided the day into 7 hours of equal length. Because summer days are longer than winter ones, a winter 'hour" was about 60 minutes, but a summer one was 150 minutes! By the late 1300s, Europeans had mechanical clocks and often installed them in the towers of churches and town halls.
- The knight on horseback would have been impossible without an important innovation that reached Europe from India in the 700s-- the stirrup Mounted warriors could now maneuver their horses more effectively and carry heavier armor and weapons.
- A number of European advances during the Middle Ages were made possible by the Moorish occupation of Spain. Most important was the use of Arabic numerals, which we still use today. The Moors also brought new words to Europe. "Algebra," "lute," "magazine," "orange," and "tariff" all come from Arabic. In addition, the Moors introduced a game that quickly became popular from Cadiz to London: chess.
- What kind of meal was "fit for a king"? King Richard II of England sometimes gave feasts for as many as 10,000 people at once. One of these required 140 hogs, 14 oxen, 12 calves, 12 boars and 3 tons of salted venison.
Article by LizBeth
* Avant - Garde Poetry Corner *
Dare to fly
~ by Wise Ork ~
Bound to earth by metallic wings
No reason to smile, no bird who sings
An iron chain holding you in its grip
A mask'd man, draining your strength with his whip
It's too late to run, there's nowhere to hide
When even your kin stabeth you in your side
Hopeless it seems, all your dreams are lost
Your life paid the price, before seeing the cost
But it's time to break free from the wings of fate
So shatter the chain, before it's too late
Show the world that a bird's meant to fly
So take up and leave, to the great blue sky
The rest of the story is for you to write
A hero you'll be, with all its might
Page after page you'll see what the words have done
With life's biggest treasure, by you to be won
Article by Wise Ork
What do these three have in common?
1) Belmont Stakes...Preakness Stakes...Kentucky Derby - (s???? ?s?o?)
2) A Soldier...a Tennis Player...a Waitress – (????s)
3) Families...trees...hair – (s?oo?)
4) Days...Continents...Seas – (u???s ??q?nu ??? )
5) A Ball...a Salad...a Coin – (p?sso? ???)
6) High...Uneven...Parallel – (s??q s’?s?u???)
7) Stud...Hoop...Clip – (s?ui????)
8.) Moth...Meat...Medicine – (sll?q)
9) Simile...Metaphor...Oxymoron – (???????)
10) Roman Mythology...The Solar System...Thermometers – (??n????)
11) America...Dakota...Korea – (??nos pu? ???ou) 12) Leif Ericsson...Marco Polo...Christopher Columbus – (s???oldx?)
13) A Nail...a Car...a Golf Ball – (u??i?p ???) 14) A Baseball Glove...A Pool Table...Pita Bread – (s????od)
15) A Coin...a Mug of Beer...An Arrow – (p??? ? ????)
16) Jars...Eyes...Trash Cans – (spil)
17) A Prune...Knuckles...a Shar Pei – (s?l?ui??)
18) A Sling Shot...A Gun...A Dishwasher – (?uip?ol p??u)
19) A Map...a Fish...a Weight Loss Clinic – (s?l??s)
20) Cards...Chess...High School Proms – (su??nb)
Article by MsKonnan
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Article by LizBeth