Dhrystone

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Dhyrstone is one of three Level Five [[Jetstone]] [[city|cities]].
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Dhyrstone is one of three [[Level]] Five [[Jetstone]] [[city|cities]].
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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.
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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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[[Ace Hardware]] [[pop]]ped here.<sup>[[LIAB Text 30]]</sup>
==Description==
==Description==
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"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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"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...
...tall, hard, chiseled, majestic, and quietly, implicitly violent."
...tall, hard, chiseled, majestic, and quietly, implicitly violent."
=Speculation=
=Speculation=
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Dhyrstone [[pop]]s regular [[infantry]] of a higher quality than any other Jetstone city or any of its known neighbors. They may begin at a higher level or have above-average stats for [[unit]]s of their type and level.
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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.
=Real-World References=
=Real-World References=
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The Dhrystone benchmark is used for measuring computer speed.
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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.
[[Category:Cities of Erfworld]]
[[Category:Cities of Erfworld]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
[[Category:Proposed Canon]]
[[Category:Real World References]]
[[Category:Real World References]]

Revision as of 16:29, 28 July 2011

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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

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."

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.

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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