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Ephebian Citizenship Application Process

Applicants have to complete 2 tasks. The possible tasks are: throwing javelins, firing catapults, debating, wrestling. Afterward, one has to swear oaths to Ephebe.

How the tasks are selected are not clear, although it could be that it is chosen from your highest skills bonuses.

For QiuYan at the time of application: Ephebian Written & Spoken at 90 levels, fi.un.gr bonus was 254, fi.ra.thr bonus was 238. Tasks given were: (1) Answer four questions about famous Ephebian philosophers; (2) Practice Ephebian wrestling.

For Ridget: Ephebian Written at 5 levels, fi.un.gr bonus was about 200, fi.ra.thr bonus was about 250. Tasks given were: (1) Throwing javelins; (2) Ephebian wrestling.

[citizens' oath swearing and records, Tyrant's Palace]
Frescoes line the walls depicting young people performing tasks to become full fledged members of society. In the foreground, lines of youths in chlamydes hold their hands to their hearts as they recite oaths to officials.  The background depicts people performing multiple additional tasks.  The room is decked out in opulent white marble; the floor gleams white, as do the large pillars that support the ceiling.  Ample seating is provided by benches against the walls.  In the middle of the room is a large marble desk covered in chlamydes.  The courtyard can be seen through a large archway in the north wall.  A smaller archway in the west wall leads to a separate, smaller room.
There are two obvious exits: north and west.
Orkos is standing here.
An official-looking sign is here.

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The paintings show men and women clad in chlamydes throwing javelins, firing catapults, debating, wrestling, and reciting oaths.

You read the official-looking sign:
Written in Ephebian:
Applications for citizenship should be made to the citizenship administrator, Orkos, who will be pleased to assist you.

You say in Ephebian: Help please.
Orkos asks you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: You aren't currently trying to become a citizen of Ephebe.  Would you like to become one?
You say in Ephebian: Yes please
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: Alright, you look like you'll be able to handle yourself.  But first you have to prove yourself worthy of becoming part of Ephebian society.
Orkos takes a chlamys from the pile on the desk, and hands it to you.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: You will need to perform two tasks to become a citizen.  While you do this, it is customary for fledgling members of Ephebe to wear a chlamys.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: Your first task is to answer four questions about famous Ephebian philosophers correctly.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: If you need help, just ask.

You say in Ephebian: Help please
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: You have been tasked to answer four questions about famous Ephebian philosophers correctly.

Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: There should be a book about famous Ephebian philosophers in the library.  If you are waiting for me to quiz you, let me know.

A white chalmys will be provided to each applicant.

The tasks do not have to be completed immediately. A 24-hour wait did not reset the 1st task required.

The book about philosophers is in the Library. Ideally Ephebian written has to be as close to 90 as possible or you may miss some of the answers in the book. When you have read the book and remembered the contents, go to Orkos and ask to be quizzed.

You say in Ephebian: Quiz me please.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: Very well.  I will ask you four questions and you must answer them all correctly.

If you answer one question with a wrong answer, Orkos will not respond. Provide a correct answer the second time and Orkos will respond. It is unknown how many wrong answers can be provided before a citizenship application is disrupted.

Orkos says in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: That is correct.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: Congratulations.  You have passed the quiz.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: Your new task is to practice the art of Ephebian wrestling.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: If you need help, just ask.

You say in Ephebian: Help me please.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: You have been tasked to practice the art of Ephebian wrestling.
Orkos says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: Go to the wrestling pits in the southeast part of the Citadel gardens to learn more about wrestling.

Any floating shields and utensils must be brought down. Oil is provided in the same room. Wrestling bouts can be repeated several times. Please take a hint from how Chyna is dressed. If you keep failing, either lower your burden and/or increase your skill bonus. You do not have to win the bout for the application to be approved.

You decide that enough is enough and stop wrestling.
You realise that Chyna the Wrestler won this bout.
Chyna the Wrestler says to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: I must say, you do seem to be quite proficient at Ephebian wrestling.
Chyna the Wrestler whispers to you in Ephebian with an Ephebian accent: I will send word to the citizenship administrator in the Palace.  You are now sufficiently proficient at Ephebian wrestling to become a citizen.

After the two assigned tasks are completed, return to Orkos for swearing in as an Ephebian citizhen.