Dhrystone

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== Description ==
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=Proposed Canon=
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Dhyrstone is one of three [[Level]] Five [[Jetstone]] [[city|cities]].
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Dhrystone was a city of great enduring power, one of Jetstone's three Level Fives. A sprawling stone citadel with an equally impressive garrison, its mossy gray ramparts rose up out of the dense pine forest with serene grace.
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At level five, it can pop a [[stack]] of eight [[piker]]s or one of six [[stabber]]s per [[turn]], or one [[Gump]] every third turn. [[Ossomer]] feels an deep emotional attachment to this [[city]]. He had expressed a hope that if he was ever forced to make a last stand for Jetstone, that it would occur at Dhrystone.{{blog|2009|10|summer-updates-040}}
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This city was one of the few things Prince Ossomer considered beautiful enough to be worth standing and admiring for a while. It was built much as he himself was: tall, hard, chiseled, majestic, and quietly, implicitly violent.
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[[Ace Hardware]] [[pop]]ped here.<sup>[[LIAB Text 30]]</sup>
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In Ossomer's studied opinion, Dhrystone also popped the finest soldiers in Erfworld. They were the standard by which all others might be measured.
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==Description==
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== Real-World References ==
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"A sprawling stone citadel with an equally impressive [[City_Zones#Garrison|garrison]], its mossy gray ramparts rose up out of the dense pine [[forest]] with serene grace...
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The Dhrystone benchmark is used for measuring computer speed.
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...tall, hard, chiseled, majestic, and quietly, implicitly violent."
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=Speculation=
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Dhrystone, according to Ossomer, [[pop]]s "the finest [[infantry|soldiers]] in Erfworld". This may mean that they begin at a higher starting level or have above-average stats for [[unit]]s of their type and level; assuming Ossomer's description wasn't just a romanticism.
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=Real-World References=
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The Dhrystone benchmark is used for measuring computer speed (which is itself a pun on the word "whetstone".)
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Additionally, Drystone (without the 'h') refers to construction using cut or uncut rocks without mortar or cement, just fitting together.
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[[Category:Cities of Erfworld]]
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[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
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[[Category:Real World References]]

Latest revision as of 16:29, 28 July 2011

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[edit] Proposed Canon

Dhyrstone is one of three Level Five Jetstone cities.

At level five, it can pop a stack of eight pikers or one of six stabbers per turn, or one Gump every third turn. Ossomer feels an deep emotional attachment to this city. He had expressed a hope that if he was ever forced to make a last stand for Jetstone, that it would occur at Dhrystone.summer-updates-040 External.png

Ace Hardware popped here.LIAB Text 30

[edit] Description

"A sprawling stone citadel with an equally impressive garrison, its mossy gray ramparts rose up out of the dense pine forest with serene grace...

...tall, hard, chiseled, majestic, and quietly, implicitly violent."

[edit] Speculation

Dhrystone, according to Ossomer, pops "the finest soldiers in Erfworld". This may mean that they begin at a higher starting level or have above-average stats for units of their type and level; assuming Ossomer's description wasn't just a romanticism.

[edit] Real-World References

The Dhrystone benchmark is used for measuring computer speed (which is itself a pun on the word "whetstone".) Additionally, Drystone (without the 'h') refers to construction using cut or uncut rocks without mortar or cement, just fitting together.

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