Wednesday, August 29, 2007

[The Fantasy World of FireHeart] Greave

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Greek greaves of “Denda”, ca. 500 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Inv. 4330)
Greek greaves of “Denda”, ca. 500 BC, Staatliche Antikensammlungen (Inv. 4330)

A greave (from 12th century French greve "shin", of uncertain origin) is a piece of armour that protects the leg.

Often in matched pairs (a pair of greaves), greaves may be constructed of materials ranging from padded cloth to steel plate. Some designs protect only the lower leg (a half-greave) or extend upwards to protect the thigh.

Greaves are most commonly found in the armor of heavy infantry, usually from ancient times. Greek Hoplites wore a bronze greave on each leg. Triarii, the better equipped soldiers of the Roman Republic, wore greaves on both shins reminiscent of the Ancient Greeks. Principes and hastati often only wore one greave (on their left leg) or none. The Roman Centurions wore altered greaves from the standard Roman uniform. Later Imperial legionnaires did not wear greaves, except for the centurions who retained them.

In the Middle Ages greaves eventually developed to protect the back of the legs as well and these were called full greaves (the style which only covered the front became known as half-greaves or demi-greaves).

Greaves are also mentioned in the Old Testament identifying an article of armor worn by the giant Goliath (1 Sam 17:6)[1] as he fought David, the young Hebrew shepherd.



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Posted By vadis to The Fantasy World of FireHeart at 8/30/2007 11:43:00 AM

[The Fantasy World of FireHeart] Hauberk

Hauberk

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Hauberk, Museum of Bayeux.
Hauberk, Museum of Bayeux.

A hauberk is a shirt of chain mail armour. The term is usually used to describe a shirt reaching at least to mid-thigh and including sleeves. Haubergeon ("little hauberk") generally refers to a shorter variant with partial sleeves, but the terms are often used interchangeably.[1] Slits to accommodate horseback-riding are often incorporated below the waist. Most are put on over the head. Hauberk can also refer to a similar garment of scale armour.

[edit] History

The word hauberk is derived from an old German word Halsberge, which originally described a small piece of mail that protects the throat and the neck (the 'Hals'). The Roman author Varro attributes the Celts with inventing mail. The earliest extant example was found in Ciumesti in modern Romania and is dated to the 4th-5th centuries BC. Roman armies adopted similar technology after encountering it. Mail armour spread throughout the world with the expansion of the Romans and was quickly adopted by virtually every iron using culture in the world, with the exception of the Chinese, who used it rarely despite being heavily exposed to it from other cultures.

The Bayeux Tapestry illustrates Norman soldiers wearing a knee length version of the hauberk, with three-quarter length sleeves and a split from hem to crotch.

The hauberk stored in the Prague Cathedral, dating from the 12th century, is one of the earliest surviving examples from Central Europe and was supposedly owned by Saint Wenceslaus. In Europe, use of mail hauberks continued up through the 14th century, when plate armor began to supplant it, and mail armour started to be recycled into other metal objects or used for scouring pads.[citation needed] In parts of Central Asia, it continued to be used longer.

[edit] Construction

The hauberk is typically a type of chain mail armor which is constructed of loops of metal woven into a tunic or shirt. The sleeves sometimes only went to the elbow, but often were full arm length, with some covering the hands with a supple glove leather face on the palm of the hand, or even full mail gloves. It was usually thigh or knee length, with a split in the front and back to the crotch so the wearer could ride a horse. It sometimes incorporated a hood, or coif.



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Posted By vadis to The Fantasy World of FireHeart at 8/30/2007 11:33:00 AM

[The Fantasy World of FireHeart] Brigandine

Brigandine

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Inside view of a Brigandine, Italian (c1470).
Inside view of a Brigandine, Italian (c1470).
Modern reproduction of a 15th century brigandine . Similarly, the canvas is generally covered with a richer material, such as velvet, leather or, somewhat more modestly, fustian.
Modern reproduction of a 15th century brigandine . Similarly, the canvas is generally covered with a richer material, such as velvet, leather or, somewhat more modestly, fustian.

A brigandine, a form of body armour, is a cloth garment, generally canvas or leather, lined with small oblong steel plates riveted to the fabric. The form of the brigandine is essentially the same as the civilian doublet, though it is commonly sleeveless. However, depictions of brigandine armor with sleeves are known. Many brigandines appear to have had larger, somewhat 'L-shaped' plates over the lungs. The rivets, or nails, attaching the plates to the fabric are often decorated, being gilt or of latten and often embossed with a design.

Brigandines were essentially a refinement of the earlier coat of plates, which developed in the late 12th century and typically were of simpler construction and used larger plates. Brigandines first appeared towards the end of the 14th century, but survived beyond this transitional period between mail and plate, and came into wide use in the 15th century, remaining in use well into the 16th. 15th century brigandines are generally front-opening garments with the nails arranged in triangular groups of three, while 16th century brigandines generally have smaller plates with the rivets arranged in rows.

«Saint Michael and the Dragon» with Sword & Buckler, wearing brigandine with plate armour for hand and legs
«Saint Michael and the Dragon» with Sword & Buckler, wearing brigandine with plate armour for hand and legs

It was commonly worn over a gambeson and mail shirt and it was not long before this form of protection was commonly used by soldiers ranging in rank from archers to knights. It was most commonly used by Men-at-arms. These wore brigandine, along with plate arm and leg protection, as well as a helmet. However, even with the gambeson and the mail shirt, a wearer was not as protected as when wearing plate, which was typically more expensive. The brigandine filled this gap very well. Brigandine was simple enough in design for a soldier to make and repair his own armor without needing the high skill of an armorer. A common myth is that brigandines were so-named because they were a popular choice of protection for bandits and outlaws.[1] This is untrue. Originally the term "brigand" referred to a foot soldier. A brigandine was simply a type of armour worn by a foot soldier. It had nothing to do with its alleged ability to be concealed by bandits. In fact, brigandines were highly fashionable and were ostentaciously displayed by wealthy aristocrats both in European and in Asian courts.

The brigandine has been confused with the haubergeon, a similar form of body armour, as well as the brigantine, a swift small sea vessel. [2]



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[The Fantasy World of FireHeart] 3.2.11.6. Rise of the Lion - PartTwo

The shout of ‘KNEEL!’ snaps Robert out from his thoughts. He falls on his knees, following Hulferd. Then, Rael’charon begins his report.
‘Your Majesty, here is the fugitive, the most wanted man in the entire land, the accused killer of the Pope, and a traitor to our country: Robert Chandler. Despite his honorable feat in Enia’s Sanctum, he abused his status as Vadis’ champion and committed the crime of all crimes.’
Ah, the truth didn’t convince old Rael after all, Robert thinks.
‘However,’ the elf continues. ‘During questioning, I didn’t find a single trace of evil in him. He is composedly emotional as he is still young, but in an extent not even close to killing me and my sister. No trait, speck of glint worthy of an heir of the Lord of Lies there.
His only mistakes are: He let himself being careless and distracted, leaving his sword in the crime scene. So someone used that to frame him, and he got himself involved with the wrong sort of people, namely Sheena Mekh’ta and her gang.
With his boldly spoken answers added, all in all, I hereby conclude that Robert is not the murderer of Pope Xylen Felicitia of Valanis, and I shall do the best I can to investigate this matter further and produce more proofs of his innocence, thus revealing the real killer.’
Hearing this, Robert suddenly feels that a burden like lifting Terra Eternia on his back was abruptly relieved, but he doesn’t show it on his face. Hulferd and Ney look absolutely relieved.
John Walthorn, however, protests, ‘But what of piracy? Hijacking the ship Le Partizane is also a crime!’
Now it’s the King’s turn to speak, ‘That’s true, Lord Walthorn. Whether Robert did it or not, he is still involved because he used Sheena to free his own countryman, and Sheena used him to remove the threat from Skyship Aurora. Besides, we are still at war against Arcadia, so I see this as a strategy to weaken the Arcadians’ morale for the advantage of Lore, our advantage. For that reason and that reason only, I hereby pardon Robert’s act of piracy. Let it be my decree. Is that understood, Lord Walthorn??’
John answers with a trembling voice out of fear, anger or both, ‘I understand, Your Majesty. But how about my brother, Larson? Robert must’ve killed him in cold blood! Let justice be done upon him!’
Sir John Hickram rises from his seat and speaks, ‘May I say my share, Your Majesty?’
The King nods, saying, 'Yes, you may, Sir Hickram.'
'Lord Walthorn, I do understand your loss, as I almost lost my life to this serial killer, too. But please, with all due respect, investigate the facts first before you pass judgment! Don't accuse Robert solely because of your personal dislike!'
'How dare you, Sir Hickram...! I won't tolerate this insolence!' John bangs on the table in front of him.
'I'm not finished yet, Your Excellency. When I heard about the murder of Squire Kelba and Lord Larson, I rode at once from Rand to Varestine to investigate this matter, because it happened in my former Lord's territory.
Suddenly, on the way, we were attacked! We couldn't see that single attacker, but apparently one of my guards felt it or saw it somehow, then the attacker was going to stab my back, that brave guard shielded me and got stabbed in the chest instead. Hearing his deathly scream, all other guards immediately covered me. The attack didn't come again, and when we were sure that it was safe, we brought the guard's body to Varestine with all haste.
There, we examined the guard's body and compared it with Lord Larson's and Squire Kelba's. All of them had the same cause of death: stabbed or slitted with dagger. The wounds were so clean and expertly done, and almost no blood came out of them. I doubt even Robert Chandler can do it like that. It takes a very skilled assassin, a magically superb dagger, or both.'
John Walthorn protests, 'Rubbish! With his skill, Robert can do it as well as any assassin, with any dagger!'
'With all due respect, Your Excellency, I think you don't know the extents and limits of Robert's strength. Your father trained him to be a swordsman. He can aim straight on target but his speed is pretty much normal. If you want more proof, I brought into this place the preserved and embalmed remains of Squire Kelba and my guard for further investigation. They are now being examined by royal physicians through autopsy.'
'Well done, Sir Hickram. While we wait for the royal physicians' results,' saya the King. 'Guards! Bring the pirates in here!'
The great door opens again, and this time four people come in, hands bound, with four soldiers escorting them. Three of them seem struggling.
'Traitor! Vow-breaker! White-haired bastard! How dare you ensnare us with lowly, cowardly traps! Lemme at him! Lemme at him! I'll whack his face up and down so hard he won't recognize it anymore!'
Baxter keeps on swearing like that until he sees Sheena's eyes beaming at him. Baxter looks around him, realizes where he is now and falls on his knees. Sheena, Ellephar and Zigurd follow suit.
The King says, 'Release that man,' indicating Zigurd. 'He is Sir Zigurd, and I have reasons to believe that Robert and these pirates have released him from the gallows.'
As the guards release Sir Zigurd, Rael'charon adds, 'Sheena Mekh'ta, Baxter and Ellephar, you are hereby accused of piracy and murder, punishable of death by hanging. However, as you've committed it in the territory of Arcadia, to which Lore is in war against, and on the account that you have rescued to Loreans, Robert Chandler and Sir Zigurd alias Zachary, the Kingdom of Lore offers you: You are to be our Privateer or serve thirty years of your time in our dungeon.'
'This is unfair!' Sheena shouts. 'I, Sheena Mekh’ta, the honorable corsair from Meshallah shall never bow to any lord or nation!’
‘You call this unfair,’ Rael’charon answers. ‘Yet you were unwise to go deep in a kingdom that prohibits piracy and exposed yourself in front of our agents. You should’ve let Robert and Sir Zigurd go free the moment they set foot in Lore.’
‘I knew Robert would leave me and I didn’t want to lose a trustworthy and powerful lieutenant like him, so I thought I’d better come and see things to the end. If things went awry, Robert could come back to us outlaws anytime and we both are going to rule the seas,’ says Sheena matter-of-factly. ‘But the fact is, things went smoothly for Robert and roughly for us. So, we’d rather die than living in shame or solitude.’
‘Well said, Sheena. Well said indeed,’ says Rael’charon. ‘But please, don’t misunderstand our offer and hear the details first before you decide. We don’t ask you to swear allegiance to us or to share any portion of your loots with us. We only implore you not to target Lorean ships and prioritize on Arcadians. If you are caught, just deny your link with us right away and say that you acted on your own accord only. That’s it. No strings attached. So, what say you?’
‘Seems like an interesting offer. We accept,’ says Sheena firmly.
The King says, ‘Very well then. Guards! Release Sheena, Baxter and Ellephar. Rael’charon, I entrust this matter to you. Just have the Letter of Marque ready and I shall sign it. Now I think it’s no need to wait for the royal physicians. Guards! Remove Robert Chandler’s binds.’
As the guards done so, King George stands up from his throne, takes out his sword and holds it aloft, saying,
‘Rise, Robert Chandler! Come hither!’
Robert gets up, his face looks a bit worried. He approaches the King slowly and carefully.
‘Kneel!’
He kneels before the King as told.
‘Hear ye, nobles, officers, soldiers, and people of Lore! You are witnesseth of this proceeding! Robert Chandler,’ The King touches Robert’s left shoulder with the flat part of the sword blade, ‘With the power bestowed upon me by Vadis, The Right Way,’ and touches his right shoulder, ‘I dub thee. From now on you will be known as Sir Robert Chandler, Knight of Lore under my service, your King, your master, and your Lord. I will reward loyalty with love, betrayal with vengeance, and may you and your descendants live long and prosper as you made our country prosper. May Vadis help us all!’
Robert’s knighting is readily cheered by all people inside that hall.
‘HUZZAH! HUZZAH! HUZZAH for Sir Robert, the Newborn Lion!’
The Newborn Lion is the appropriate name for a new knight, because he is automatically admitted into the Order of the Lions. King George then retires for the day, and Robert is surrounded by officials, ministers and knights, all congratulate him.
‘Ah, the King believes in you after all!’ says Sir Vincent, patting Robert’s shoulder. Even a soft pat from him is forceful enough for Robert.
Sir Alaric adds, ‘You are really a hero out there, kid!’
‘Welcome to our fellowship! The Order of Lions is complete once more!’ That’s the official welcome from Head of the Order, Sir Mallard.
Lady Irene, ever since the days of Adamar Walthorn always regards Robert like her own son, and now she’s giving him words of advice, ‘You are not a vagabond monster hunter anymore, Robert. You are now a soldier, and a soldier must obey and lead at the same time with total integrity and discipline. Be loyal to your lord and his wings will protect you. Be just to your subordinates, and they will fight and die for you gladly.’
‘Thank you, Lady Irene,’ says Robert. ‘I shall bear that in mind all along the way.’
Duke John Walthorn, a few officers and nobles and Sir Keenan, the newly recruited member of the Order leave the room without congratulating Robert, most of them scowl and grunt. Well, that’s politics, Robert thinks as he sees them. Whenever there’s position, there’s always opposition.
Robert goes out from the hall with Sheena, Baxter, Ellephar, Zigurd and Hulferd. Thanking each other, it’s time for Sheena to take her leave.
‘Looks like I lost a good first mate after all,’ she says.
‘But gains privilege and good name in return,’ Robert replies. ‘You have one less enemy to avoid, and your work will be easier without people chasing me around.’
Sir Zigurd adds, ‘And for saving me back there, I’m eternally grateful.’
‘And for taking us safely to Lore,’ Robert wraps them all up. ‘I would be happy to call you “my friend” from now on.’
‘Just one more favor for me then, Robert,’ says Sheena. ‘You keep the Letter of Marque safe for me and see to it that everyone honors that agreement. Your King is just and wise, Robert. You are lucky to serve under him.’
‘I’m also glad he’s willing to see further into the truth. I never expected him to put that much trust in me, but he did. So from now I’ll live up to his expectations. Well, I’m bound now. I will surely miss our adventures together.’
‘Me too, Robert,’ says Sheena. ‘So, good bye from now. May Khalik Al-Kalam watch over you. Until we meet again.’
‘’Till we meet again, Sheena Mekh’ta.’
At last, the Pirate Lady turns her back from Robert with heavy heart. As she walks away with Baxter and Ellephar who merely smirk and wave to Robert, the Orcbane can’t help thinking,
There they go, and here I am again. Facing my past, embracing my future. Though the Loreans believe me, I still need to face that trial. Furthermore, how am I going to deal with Eloise? Our love is mutual, but our statuses make it impossible. Will it be any different? Will there be hope at all? Only time will tell. Only time.

End of Chapter Eleven

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Posted By vadis to The Fantasy World of FireHeart at 8/28/2007 08:11:00 PM

[The Fantasy World of FireHeart] 3.2.11.6. Rise of the Lion - PartOne

Running on foot, Rael’charon arrives in front of Alceste city gates ahead of the group. The city guards immediately recognize him and salutes.
‘Lord Rael’charon, sir!’
The Chief Advisor speaks, ‘I bring with me the captive, Robert Chandler and his captor, Hulferd, ex-general in the Order of the Lions, now the guildmaster of Hunters’ Guild Sansarine in Rand. Send word to our King and I need four men to escort the captive to the palace. Go now, and make haste!’
‘Yes, sir! But, where is the captive?’
‘Oh, they should arrive about... now.’
Just then, Robert, Ney’varíth and Hulferd come in sight, their horses galloping in full speed. The guard leaves his post at once, and another comes in his place. Ten minutes later, the group enters the city with four soldiers escorting them. Robert, his hands bound and his cloak down, covering his face, rides with Ney. People are looking at them and points at Robert, murmuring in low voices. But Robert pays them no heed. The memory of his capture in the Dwarven Realm of Grad flashes in his mind. This is happening again. The path we must take to follow the Right Way.
And he ends the ride of shame in the inner gate of Marlham Palace, after passing the drawbridge through the outer gate.
Robert enters the familiar-looking, marble-white corridors of this palace, and more memories resurface in his mind. A view of the stables where he used to work... The royal family garden where he saw Eloise for the first time... The corridor to the royal family chambers where his love fell apart into a hopeless state... And the silent corner where he said goodbye to Eloise, the princess he could never marry, and left her in the pool of her own tears. He can still her Eloise screaming his name in his mind, again and again...
‘Hulferd and the captive, Robert, stay here and wait for summons!’
The royal crier’s voice startles Robert, but his face remains calm and cool as he tries to be. But his heart is racing wildly.

I love without hope
I see without feel
I crave without courage


How can I see her again, in this base disgrace? No matter how badly I crave for her, we will never be together. Half an hour later, Robert’s chain of thoughts is broken by another loud voice.
‘The King summons Hulferd and his captive, Robert Chandler! Proceed into the throne hall!’
Hulferd pats Robert’s shoulder. Robert looks back at him and Hulferd mouths, ‘Brace yourself, lad. I’m your defender, not your captor.’ Ney also smiles at him.
Robert nods and walks into the hall. His feet tremble on every step he takes. Cold sweat runs down his face as he sees familiar faces in the hall: Sir James Hickram, Lady Irene of Everglades, the twin knights Sir Eldric and Sir Alaric, Sir Theval, Sir Vincent the Raging Bull, Sir Mallard – now the Grand Marshal and leader of the Order of the Lions. Duke John Walthorn stares back at him with loads of hatred on his face, and Rael’charon, his face remains as serious as ever. Robert looks at the throne, to the King of Lore, George XIV, his hand rubs against his forehead as though he is pondering very hard about something.
Next to the King, here’s a sight that makes Robert feel his heart is being ripped out from his chest: The beauty so divine like a star in the sky he can never reach, the Princess of Lore, Eloise Galford. Robert’s and Eloise’s eyes meet, and the disappointment on the Princess’ face makes Robert think of seizing a sword from a gurad and kill himself with it rather than to live on in this abysmal shame.

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Novel pertama buatan asli Indonesia. 

1. Jika anda belum tahu apa itu VN, silahkan lihat dulu definisi Visual Novel di  http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Visual_Novel .
2. Jika anda sudah tahu apa itu VN, silahkan lanjut membaca!
(BTW, selection di atas ini adalah contoh selection yang sering ditemukan dalam sebuah non-linear VN)


CERITANYA ANDA YANG BUAT!
Kami membuka kesempatan bagi anda untuk memasukkan script cerita untuk digunakan dalam project ini! Orang yg scriptnya terpilih akan otomatis
menjadi lead scripwriter project ini (kecuali kalau dia sudah menjabat posisi lain yg irreplaceable dalam project ini).

Topik cerita bebas, dianjurkan untuk:
1. bersifat non-linear dan expandable (dapat dengan mudah dibuat extra scenario atau sequel)
2. mempunyai elemen Ren'ai (romance), dan
3. dapat divisualisasikan dengan baik dalam medium VN dan memanfaatkan kemampuan VN Engine yang akan kami gunakan, Ren'Py ( bisa dilihat di
http://www.renpy. org )

Kirimkan outline dan character design cerita anda ke levina135@yahoo. com atau strivearth@gmail. com PALING LAMBAT AKHIR SEPTEMBER 2007!


Keuntungan bergabung dalam tim kami:
 
・Portfolio profesional
・Kepuasan batin (anda anggota tim pembuat Visual Novel keren pertama buatan asli Indonesia!)
・Kemungkinan juga rekor MURI ・walau sayangnya tidak akan bisa dilakukan kalau ratingnya > PG-13 hehehe
・Kemungkinan juga reward uang (walau kemungkinannya relatif kecil, jadi jangan terlalu berharap untuk yang ini) bila komersialisasi VN berhasil


Persyaratan Umum:

・Berkomitmen untuk bekerja sampai project selesai (kemungkinan besar tanpa bayaran apapun, namun ini bisa berubah bila kita berhasil mendapatkan sponsor ataupun melakukan komersialisasi VN)
・Punya semangat teamwork
・Berdomisili di Jabodetabek- Bandung dan rela datang untuk meeting di Jakarta bila diperlukan (tidak akan sering2 karena mayoritas komunikasi akan dilakukan via Internet)
・Memiliki akses internet dan mengerti cara berkomunikasi dengan e-mail dan messenger client (YM atau MSN)
・Mempunyai perangkat yang diperlukan untuk tugasnya masing-masing (berhubung tidak ada modal untuk membelikan baru)
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) yang telah memiliki portfolio yang signifikan dalam bidang kerjanya masing2


Posisi yang dibutuhkan dalam tim:

1. Scriptwriter (1 orang Lead Scriptwriter, >= 0 Scriptwriter)
Membuat cerita dan script VN berikut aspek2 kreatif cerita lainnya seperti character design (bekerjasama dengan ilustrator) dan plot branching (bekerjasama dengan programmer), serta mengimplementasikan nya menjadi VN bekerjasama dengan Ilustrator, Sound Engineer, dan Programmer

Requirements:
・Mampu membuat character design, cerita, script dan storyboard
・Punya Creative Mindset
・Diutamakan yang punya exposure cukup dalam dan mengerti tentang VN

2. Ilustrator (1 orang Lead Ilustrator, >= 0 Ilustrator)
Menangani semua aspek grafis VN mulai dari character design, layout, inking, coloring, dan animasi sesuai dengan arahan dari Scriptwriter, dan bekerjasama dengan Programmer dan Scriptwriter untuk implementasi grafis karyanya ke dalam VN.

Requirements:
・Punya kemampuan grafis yang bagus (terutama Lead Ilustrator)
・Punya Creative Mindset
・Pengalaman dengan program grafis dan animasi, minimal Photoshop dan Flash

3. Programmer (1 orang Lead Programmer, >= 0 Programmer)
Menangani implementasi cerita, voice dialog/fx dan grafis ke dalam program VN sesuai arahan Scriptwriter, Sound Engineer, dan Ilustrator

Requirements:
・Bisa memprogram (duh!) dan mengerti kaidah pemrograman yang baik dan benar
・Mempunyai portfolio pemrograman yg berkaitan dengan multimedia/game
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) yang berpengalaman dengan Python ataupun language yang sejenis

4. Project Director (1 orang)
Merencanakan, memimpin dan mengawasi semua aspek manajemen pelaksanaan project, dan memastikan setiap tahap produksi VN dilaksanakan secara
benar dan tepat waktu.

Requirements:
・Memahami konsep project management
・Memiliki karakter pemimpin dan tegas, tapi tidak diktator
・Ramah dan supel

5. Producer
Ideal:
Bertanggungjawab penuh atas pembiayaan project (kemungkinan sangat kecil)
Realistis:
Mengeksplorasi seluruh kemungkinan aspek pendanaan dan komersialisasi untuk project, dan melobby calon sponsor.

Requirements:
・Mempunyai background bidang ekonomi dan/atau pengalaman bisnis sebagai sales
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) yang memiliki banyak kontak dengan calon sponsor potensial

6. Dubber (Jumlah tergantung jumlah karakter ・akan ditentukan belakangan oleh Scriptwriter)
Mengisi suara karakter VN sesuai character design dan storyboard yang dibuat Scriptwriter

Requirement:
・Kemampuan acting dan penghayatan karakter yang bagus
・Suara yang sesuai dengan karakter yang diperankan
・Untuk dubber tokoh utama wanita, harus bisa menyanyi dengan bagus

7. Composer (1 orang)
Menciptakan lagu dan aransemen yang akan digunakan dalam VN.

Requirement:
・Memahami metode komposisi dan arrangement, serta integrasi dengan cerita/script/ karakter
・Memahami pembuatan musik dalam format digital, terutama MIDI dan MP3 berikut aplikasi yg diperlukan. Akan lebih bagus bila juga memahami
format Vorbis (.ogg).
・Creative Mindset
・Dapat menciptakan dan mengaransemen lagu single-handed (berhubung tidak ada budget untuk live instrument, kemungkinan besar dalam format
MIDI menggunakan software synthesizer)
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) berpengalaman dalam project multimedia dan/atau game

8. Sound Engineer (1 orang Lead Sound Engineer, >= 0 Sound Engineer)
Menciptakan semua sound effect yang diperlukan untuk VN dan merekam voice dialog dari Dubber, dan kemudian mengintegrasikannya berikut lagu ciptaan composer ke dalam VN bekerjasama dengan Programmer

Requirement:
・Memahami editing dan konversi format musik digital, terutama MIDI dan MP3 berikut program yang diperlukan. Akan lebih bagus bila juga memahami format Vorbis (.ogg).
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) berpengalaman dalam project multimedia dan/atau game

Jika anda berniat bergabung, silakan kirim email ke levina135@yahoo. com
atau strivearth@gmail. com DENGAN MENYERTAKAN DATA BERIKUT:

1. Nick
2. Nama asli
3. Email/Messenger address
4. HP no.
5. Skill set yang dimiliki (semuanya!) dan link atau daftar atau contoh portfolio/previous works, bila ada
6. Skill set yang ingin anda lakukan dalam proyek VN ini, kalau bisa dengan alasannya

**Skill set adalah kemampuan untuk melakukan salah satu dari 8 posisi yang ada di project ini (lihat di bagian sebelumnya)


Kami tunggu anda di tim kami!

Cheers,
Acting Project Director
Novinha
 
P.S: Silahkan disebarkan pada teman2 yang berminat!
__._,_.___
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.

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Visual Novel Project memerlukan ANDA!


============ ========= ======

Salam kenal,

Kami adalah sekumpulan amatir penggemar Visual Novel (selanjutnya disebut VN) yang berencana untuk membuat sebuah commercial-grade Visual
Novel pertama buatan asli Indonesia. 

1. Jika anda belum tahu apa itu VN, silahkan lihat dulu definisi Visual Novel di  http://en.wikipedia .org/wiki/ Visual_Novel .
2. Jika anda sudah tahu apa itu VN, silahkan lanjut membaca!
(BTW, selection di atas ini adalah contoh selection yang sering ditemukan dalam sebuah non-linear VN)


CERITANYA ANDA YANG BUAT!
Kami membuka kesempatan bagi anda untuk memasukkan script cerita untuk digunakan dalam project ini! Orang yg scriptnya terpilih akan otomatis
menjadi lead scripwriter project ini (kecuali kalau dia sudah menjabat posisi lain yg irreplaceable dalam project ini).

Topik cerita bebas, dianjurkan untuk:
1. bersifat non-linear dan expandable (dapat dengan mudah dibuat extra scenario atau sequel)
2. mempunyai elemen Ren'ai (romance), dan
3. dapat divisualisasikan dengan baik dalam medium VN dan memanfaatkan kemampuan VN Engine yang akan kami gunakan, Ren'Py ( bisa dilihat di
http://www.renpy. org )

Kirimkan outline dan character design cerita anda ke levina135@yahoo. com atau strivearth@gmail. com PALING LAMBAT AKHIR SEPTEMBER 2007!


Keuntungan bergabung dalam tim kami:
 
・Portfolio profesional
・Kepuasan batin (anda anggota tim pembuat Visual Novel keren pertama buatan asli Indonesia!)
・Kemungkinan juga rekor MURI ・walau sayangnya tidak akan bisa dilakukan kalau ratingnya > PG-13 hehehe
・Kemungkinan juga reward uang (walau kemungkinannya relatif kecil, jadi jangan terlalu berharap untuk yang ini) bila komersialisasi VN berhasil


Persyaratan Umum:

・Berkomitmen untuk bekerja sampai project selesai (kemungkinan besar tanpa bayaran apapun, namun ini bisa berubah bila kita berhasil mendapatkan sponsor ataupun melakukan komersialisasi VN)
・Punya semangat teamwork
・Berdomisili di Jabodetabek- Bandung dan rela datang untuk meeting di Jakarta bila diperlukan (tidak akan sering2 karena mayoritas komunikasi akan dilakukan via Internet)
・Memiliki akses internet dan mengerti cara berkomunikasi dengan e-mail dan messenger client (YM atau MSN)
・Mempunyai perangkat yang diperlukan untuk tugasnya masing-masing (berhubung tidak ada modal untuk membelikan baru)
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) yang telah memiliki portfolio yang signifikan dalam bidang kerjanya masing2


Posisi yang dibutuhkan dalam tim:

1. Scriptwriter (1 orang Lead Scriptwriter, >= 0 Scriptwriter)
Membuat cerita dan script VN berikut aspek2 kreatif cerita lainnya seperti character design (bekerjasama dengan ilustrator) dan plot branching (bekerjasama dengan programmer), serta mengimplementasikan nya menjadi VN bekerjasama dengan Ilustrator, Sound Engineer, dan Programmer

Requirements:
・Mampu membuat character design, cerita, script dan storyboard
・Punya Creative Mindset
・Diutamakan yang punya exposure cukup dalam dan mengerti tentang VN

2. Ilustrator (1 orang Lead Ilustrator, >= 0 Ilustrator)
Menangani semua aspek grafis VN mulai dari character design, layout, inking, coloring, dan animasi sesuai dengan arahan dari Scriptwriter, dan bekerjasama dengan Programmer dan Scriptwriter untuk implementasi grafis karyanya ke dalam VN.

Requirements:
・Punya kemampuan grafis yang bagus (terutama Lead Ilustrator)
・Punya Creative Mindset
・Pengalaman dengan program grafis dan animasi, minimal Photoshop dan Flash

3. Programmer (1 orang Lead Programmer, >= 0 Programmer)
Menangani implementasi cerita, voice dialog/fx dan grafis ke dalam program VN sesuai arahan Scriptwriter, Sound Engineer, dan Ilustrator

Requirements:
・Bisa memprogram (duh!) dan mengerti kaidah pemrograman yang baik dan benar
・Mempunyai portfolio pemrograman yg berkaitan dengan multimedia/game
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) yang berpengalaman dengan Python ataupun language yang sejenis

4. Project Director (1 orang)
Merencanakan, memimpin dan mengawasi semua aspek manajemen pelaksanaan project, dan memastikan setiap tahap produksi VN dilaksanakan secara
benar dan tepat waktu.

Requirements:
・Memahami konsep project management
・Memiliki karakter pemimpin dan tegas, tapi tidak diktator
・Ramah dan supel

5. Producer
Ideal:
Bertanggungjawab penuh atas pembiayaan project (kemungkinan sangat kecil)
Realistis:
Mengeksplorasi seluruh kemungkinan aspek pendanaan dan komersialisasi untuk project, dan melobby calon sponsor.

Requirements:
・Mempunyai background bidang ekonomi dan/atau pengalaman bisnis sebagai sales
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) yang memiliki banyak kontak dengan calon sponsor potensial

6. Dubber (Jumlah tergantung jumlah karakter ・akan ditentukan belakangan oleh Scriptwriter)
Mengisi suara karakter VN sesuai character design dan storyboard yang dibuat Scriptwriter

Requirement:
・Kemampuan acting dan penghayatan karakter yang bagus
・Suara yang sesuai dengan karakter yang diperankan
・Untuk dubber tokoh utama wanita, harus bisa menyanyi dengan bagus

7. Composer (1 orang)
Menciptakan lagu dan aransemen yang akan digunakan dalam VN.

Requirement:
・Memahami metode komposisi dan arrangement, serta integrasi dengan cerita/script/ karakter
・Memahami pembuatan musik dalam format digital, terutama MIDI dan MP3 berikut aplikasi yg diperlukan. Akan lebih bagus bila juga memahami
format Vorbis (.ogg).
・Creative Mindset
・Dapat menciptakan dan mengaransemen lagu single-handed (berhubung tidak ada budget untuk live instrument, kemungkinan besar dalam format
MIDI menggunakan software synthesizer)
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) berpengalaman dalam project multimedia dan/atau game

8. Sound Engineer (1 orang Lead Sound Engineer, >= 0 Sound Engineer)
Menciptakan semua sound effect yang diperlukan untuk VN dan merekam voice dialog dari Dubber, dan kemudian mengintegrasikannya berikut lagu ciptaan composer ke dalam VN bekerjasama dengan Programmer

Requirement:
・Memahami editing dan konversi format musik digital, terutama MIDI dan MP3 berikut program yang diperlukan. Akan lebih bagus bila juga memahami format Vorbis (.ogg).
・Diutamakan (tapi tidak wajib) berpengalaman dalam project multimedia dan/atau game

Jika anda berniat bergabung, silakan kirim email ke levina135@yahoo. com
atau strivearth@gmail. com DENGAN MENYERTAKAN DATA BERIKUT:

1. Nick
2. Nama asli
3. Email/Messenger address
4. HP no.
5. Skill set yang dimiliki (semuanya!) dan link atau daftar atau contoh portfolio/previous works, bila ada
6. Skill set yang ingin anda lakukan dalam proyek VN ini, kalau bisa dengan alasannya

**Skill set adalah kemampuan untuk melakukan salah satu dari 8 posisi yang ada di project ini (lihat di bagian sebelumnya)


Kami tunggu anda di tim kami!

Cheers,
Acting Project Director
Novinha
 
P.S: Silahkan disebarkan pada teman2 yang berminat!
__._,_.___
Jika putus sudah niat untuk berkumpul dan
berbagi dengan sesama penulis, silakan
kirim surat perpisahan kosong ke
      writerstavern-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com

Semoga Anda tetap menulis, di mana pun berada.

.

__,_._,___



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