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 Post subject: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/08 @ 11:59pm EST)
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"Predictions for the New Year" - A lesson in Divination
HW Due Date: Friday, January 8th @ 11:59pm EST

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Objective: Students will recognize different types of divination and their role in history. It is also a custom in the Academy for young wizards and witches to make predictions for the New Year. This helps the city councils identify students that may have this particular gift.

Divination: the art of predicting the future. This can be done in many different ways. Here are a few types:

  • Smoke scrying - typically used by tribal communities. The American Indians practise a special type of smoke scrying. It's called a sweat lodge.

  • Cloud scrying - Down through history entire military battles have been witnessed in the clouds.

  • Ornithomancy - divinating the flight patterns of birds. It was a very popular form of divination during ancient Rome where in fact it was part of its religeon.

  • Anthropomancy - a barbaric form of divination that involved using human entrails. The magician Julian the Apostate sacrificed young children during his rituals in order to evaluate their entrails.

  • Lychnomancy - divinating by candle flame. A wavering flame would indicate a journey. A spiral flame indicated plots by enemies. An uneven flame danger. Sparks would indicate you should be cautious and a sudden extinction indicated bad luck.

  • Phyllorhodomancy - divinating with rose leaves. During ancient Greece, they would clap a Rose leaf on the hand. The omen was in the sound it made. A good clear sound was positive, but a muffled sound was a bad omen.

  • Lecanomancy - The scryer will divinate by the sound the stone makes in the water and the images of the rippling water.

  • Wind - Ancient Greeks practised wind scrying in the sacred grove of Dodona, which was dedicated to Zues. Psellus refered to this technique writing "there is a mode of predicting by means of the air and the leaves of the trees. The method seemed to involve the hanging of striking wands from branches of sacred oak tress in a way that they struck resounding brass basins when the wind blew. Interpretations were made of these sounds and that of the wind.


    Assignment (4 points)

    Part 1: Choose a form of divination to use that fits within the world of Britannia
    • You can pick one from the list, or you can make up your own. Just make sure it is possible within the world of UO. (Ex: Don't divinate the position of cars in traffic to predict the future. Although you might realistically predict that you're not getting home for a while).

    Part 2: Make a prediction for what you think will happen in Britannia in the new year. Illustrate and explain your prediction within the world of Britannia.
    • You can use MSPaint, or whatever other drawing program you have and upload your picture directly into your reply.
    • You can make predictions about people, places, or events.
    • Don't predict anything stupid like "I predict I will eat fish steaks in the New Year". Clearly everybody already loves and will eat fish steaks.


Bonus! (1,000-20,000 Gold)

** If your prediction comes true at any point in the year, reference it back to me and I will reward your talent based on the significance of the prediction! This offer extends until 01/01 next year, or earlier if the headmaster should perish.


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Event Results: Magincia Wins!

Magincia: 44
  • Luca - 4
  • Calista - 4
  • chainsoar - 4
  • Caswallon - 4
  • chokingvictim - 4
  • Rdb - 4
  • Kabal - 4
  • Maahes - 4
  • emac - 4
  • Maegus - 4
  • Zeus - 4

Moonglow: 34
  • Blackfoot - 4
  • felix - 4
  • Gicod - 4
  • Tabius - 4
  • Fwerp - 4
  • Drazaos - 4
  • strut - 4
  • Pristiq - 4
  • Coloram - 2 ** A few hours late

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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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I have made my predictions through the use of Hydromancy!

Prediction 1 - The fallen Minax shall return in 2010!!!

Prediction 2 - The cowardly guards of Cove will remain cowardly!

Prediction 3 - The people will rise and demand a statue of Hemperor in the museum. They will get their wish.

Prediction 4 - Relvinian will rise, leave his tower and begin his take over of Britannia!

(missed the 'illistrate part' workin on it)


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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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Those things already happened! :p New Year Predictions!

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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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I had in mind actual drawing, but a sort of film strip of UO screen shots is fine too. I want to see what you are actually predicting to happen (Which is kind of hard to do with screenshots depending on the prediction).

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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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Minax was defeated and sent back to her hellish domain! the water predicts she will rise again in 2010. I predict the guards of cove will remain cowardly. Hemperor doesn't have a statue!

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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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Wait...I need artistic talent for this? Oh shit....


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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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Using Lychnomancylol

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Prediction 1: Dupree's drinking gets worse until his love
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Prediction 2: Lazarith scammed/looted again
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Prediction 3: The Urks will rise again
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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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Prediction 4: Store bought cure will not cure dp 99% of the time
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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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guys, its only one prediction.. Blackfoot started this overachiever trend!

Felix, you have a LOL macro? haha

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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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Na man we doin extra credit over here. Trying to get that A.

Also If I had to stick to just one prediction, then id stick to:

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Through the mystical skill of Anthropomancy, I have studied several entrails, and have predicted:
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You will have to forgive my utter lack of talent when it comes to things computer related, Im not even sure if the image link is gonna work, but here goes.


As a member of the much-heralded Moonglow team, fresh off our recent win over the Magincia team, I decided to head to our blessed home town and divine our future through the use of Ornithomancy. Surely our victory today signifies a turn of our recent ill fortunes. Alas, the fates do not see it as so.

I scoured the city, searching for birds of good omen. My search was in vain. The first bird I came across, was a magpie by the bank. A magpie is a bird of neutral fate, the number of birds determining good or ill. The saying goes, "One for sorrow, Two for joy....." One bird, not very good.

The next bird I observed was a crow near the center of town. A crow is also a bird of bad omen, unless it cries 3 times to signify good fortune, alas, this crow was silent. Two birds of bad omen, surely Moonglow's fate cannot be so dire!

Desperate to find a sign of good tiding I continued to the west side of town, and I came across a raven. Bad tidings times three. This coming year shall be turbulent and chaotic for my beloved hometown. The utter lack of any sign of good can only signify death. I envision an invasion of evil into the safe boundaries of Moonglow, one which even the mightiest of the town guards will be unable to repel. Soldiers and mages, tamers with their great beasts, and bards with their song, from across the lands of Britainia will have to band together save our fair city from destruction.

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 Post subject: Re: Academy HW: "Predictions" (Due: 01/09 @ 11:59pm EST)
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•Ornithomancy - divinating the flight patterns of birds. It was a very popular form of divination during ancient Rome where in fact it was part of its religeon.

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The magpie predicts that Magincia Wins!!


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While at the Rune Tower....


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