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Title Text: again, gold is pronounced with a y

Eh, too bad this ain't like an RPG adventure where you can practically carry the entire economy in your pocket.

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"There's enough here to buy more camels, you idiot!"


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The gold is all in their heads. :P

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Ok, now the easy part ! Taking the gold out of there... easy, right ?

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The gold is all in their heads. :P

Or it's all cheap chocolate.

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Post Re: 2017/11/08 - Them There Hills
That's assuming the room will even still be there, or the route to it will even remain the same, after just the first trip. Then again, the layout may be fixed for as long as the current instance is running, so Thomas might be able to make a few consistent trips after all. Not that it really matters. I still think any treasure Thomas tries to haul out of the temple will likely just disappear.


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Post Re: 2017/11/08 - Them There Hills
That’s a small hole he’s in,
his ‘quarrying’ to begin.
Now it’ll take him ages
Keeping him off these pages?
It’s a distraction from the mana,
set up by Pete the planner
at the beginning of their story
and takes you off the path to glory.
Sophia deserves an extra cut
for putting up with the idiot but ...
...why is the hole so small?
Is there a trick in the wall?

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for those who are wondering whos' جعفر بن يحيى ( Ja'far ibn Yahya ), he was the Persian vizier of the Arab Abbasid caliph, Harun al-Rashid. He had a reputation as a patron of the sciences and did much to introduce Indian science into Baghdad.

so Sofia is making fun of Milton of being smart (not).

انا الذي سيحمل كل شيئ (I'm the one who's gonna carry it all)


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May be a bit too early for this memery, but I've never missed an opportunity before.
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for those who are wondering whos' جعفر بن يحيى ( Ja'far ibn Yahya ), he was the Persian vizier of the Arab Abbasid caliph, Harun al-Rashid. He had a reputation as a patron of the sciences and did much to introduce Indian science into Baghdad.

so Sofia is making fun of Milton of being smart (not).

انا الذي سيحمل كل شيئ (I'm the one who's gonna carry it all)
Oh, that's nice to know, very interesting side fact.
Could you please tell us Sofia's complete first text?

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mrwhite Wrote:
for those who are wondering whos' جعفر بن يحيى ( Ja'far ibn Yahya ), he was the Persian vizier of the Arab Abbasid caliph, Harun al-Rashid. He had a reputation as a patron of the sciences and did much to introduce Indian science into Baghdad.

so Sofia is making fun of Milton of being smart (not).

انا الذي سيحمل كل شيئ (I'm the one who's gonna carry it all)
Oh, that's nice to know, very interesting side fact.
Could you please tell us Sofia's complete first text?


تفكير جيد, ياجعفر بن يحيى (good thinking, Ja'far bin Yahya )
انا الذي سيحمل كل شيئ (I'm the one who's gonna carry it all)


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Post Re: 2017/11/08 - Them There Hills
Alright, Thomas - you got your gold.

Now be a sensible greedy villain noone wants to see and move out of Babylon Garden with it and build your money vault somewhere else =P

EDIT: ... or touch something that turns this whole arc into a Cave of Wonders Arc. Jerk.

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تفكير جيد, ياجعفر بن يحيى (good thinking, Ja'far bin Yahya )
انا الذي سيحمل كل شيئ (I'm the one who's gonna carry it all)
Thank you! Now I can turn it into a bad translation too. :D

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The gold will disappear the moment they exit the temple.

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"All that glitters isn't gold", Tommy-Boy, and "There's always a razor blade in the candy dish". Time to renegotiate your contract, Sophie.


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The more I see of Thomas, it seems the more obnoxious he gets.

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Oh, good, there's no danger around, it's just the discover of a little entrance to the real secret room. :D And, there's the gold! :) Eheheh, that's so obvious of Sofia... :P She's going to carry all the gold back and forth for hundred times... :? But somehow, I think that's not going to happen. ;)

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Post Re: 2017/11/08 - Them There Hills
mrwhite Wrote:
for those who are wondering whos' جعفر بن يحيى ( Ja'far ibn Yahya ), he was the Persian vizier of the Arab Abbasid caliph, Harun al-Rashid. He had a reputation as a patron of the sciences and did much to introduce Indian science into Baghdad.

He also happens to be a particular character in Arabian Nights

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Post Re: 2017/11/08 - Them There Hills
I wouldn't plan on more than one trip before the Magic Portal closes up. With Sofia on the outside and Schmucky Thomas greedily drops what he was carrying and runs back in for more when ("Boop!") Or he ignores the "No wishing for More Wishes" rule and causes a magical "Divide by Zero" fault.

One load should keep her in stable space and sweet hay for quite a while, and Night School English classes.


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Some basic information from the internet, so may not be accurate.

A camel like Sofia can carry between 375 to 600 lb, at 16 oz per pound that's 6000-9600 oz of gold per carry and at $1281.21 per oz that's $7,687,260 -$12,299,616 in one Sophie load. So even one load carry would set them up rather nicely.


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This is to let him win too easily . I think it will happen something making him lose all , soon


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TeflonCougar Wrote:
Some basic information from the internet, so may not be accurate.

A camel like Sofia can carry between 375 to 600 lb, at 16 oz per pound that's 6000-9600 oz of gold per carry and at $1281.21 per oz that's $7,687,260 -$12,299,616 in one Sophie load. So even one load carry would set them up rather nicely.

Yeah, but Thomas is greedy; he'll want all of it.

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So, it's like the equivalent of "no ****, Sherlock".

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Post Re: 2017/11/08 - Them There Hills
Figure the mid-range of that estimate because of Tare Weight - the sacks, kegs and other cargo containers (and the ropes and rigging) have to be figured in. $10M USD sounds like a nice round figure.


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Post Re: 2017/11/08 - Them There Hills
There's an old axiom about stress, weight, and permanent damage to camel spinal columns that Sophie probably knows intimately ... and Thomas will encounter snappily if he attempts to violate it.


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"Fifty bags of jold!"

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"Jold is where you find it, eh?" (from the limited release movie, "Joldfinger!", a Games Bond flik.)


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