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David Burn (Woubit)
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 5:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Melting ice?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, August 06, 2004 - 7:15 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Melting ice? No
Dref (Dref)
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 12:06 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cause an outage?
Anastas (Aragorn)
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2004 - 11:14 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did this happen on the Earth?
Time period relevant?
Floods relevant?
Any other peculiar weather conditions except the storm?
Did the storm and the deaths occured in the same area/region?
Did the storm set anything on fire/caused something to breakdown.
Any plants/crops relevant?
Superstition/religion/predictions relevant?

Thanks :)
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, August 13, 2004 - 9:21 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cause an outage? Yes-ish
Did this happen on the Earth? Yes
Time period relevant? Yes
Floods relevant? No
Any other peculiar weather conditions except the storm? No
Did the storm and the deaths occured in the same area/region? NO - great question!
Did the storm set anything on fire/caused something to breakdown? YES
Any plants/crops relevant? No
Superstition/religion/predictions relevant? No
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, August 18, 2004 - 9:04 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

RECAP:
- Many humans died after a thunder and lightning type of storm, which did not occur in the same area in which they lived. This storm caused an outage and caused something to break down.
- Their cause of death was partially due to lack of water
- Their main water source was polluted
- This happened on Earth, and time period is relevant
Tessa M (Tessa)
Posted on Monday, August 23, 2004 - 9:13 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the main water source polluted because of the storm?
Or was it polluted already, and because of the storm they couldn't remove the pollutants?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Tuesday, August 24, 2004 - 3:02 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Was the main water source polluted because of the storm? No
Or was it polluted already Yes
and because of the storm No, the storm and the pollution are not related in any way
they couldn't remove the pollutants? This is true, yes
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 12:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

time period: 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s, 1900s, 2000s? dark ages? biblical? ancient civilization? stone age or similar?

did the storm cause an electrical outage?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, August 25, 2004 - 2:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

time period: 1400s, 1500s, 1600s, 1700s, 1800s Not possible in any of these
1900s Yes
2000s? No - it would be possible in this era, but not likely
dark ages? biblical? ancient civilization? stone age or similar? Not any of these
did the storm cause an electrical outage? {Yes, among other things}
Anastas (Aragorn)
Posted on Thursday, August 26, 2004 - 1:14 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cause a water pirufier device (or some other mechanism for producing drinkable water) to break down?
Did these people live in a desert/mountain/forest/city/village?
Were they isolated from other people?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 2:56 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cause a water pirufier device (or some other mechanism for producing drinkable water) to break down? No
Did these people live in a desert YES
/mountain/forest/city/ Not these
village? Highly likely, yes
Were they isolated from other people? Yes
Andrew Tan (Patch)
Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 3:40 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cut off the communications links between the village and the rest of the world, thus preventing them from asking for help over the accidental drowning of a camel in their oasis which polluted their water source?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Wednesday, September 08, 2004 - 4:00 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cut off YES
the communications links Not so much an issue of communications, but definately on the right track...
between the village and the rest of the world Yes, at least a part of the world which was relevant to them

thus preventing them from asking for help Not preventing, but...

over the accidental drowning of a camel in their oasis which polluted their water source? The cause of the pollution isn't relevant - the helpful part here is to realize that they are living in a remote area with an undesirable primary source of water

Good progress, not far to go!
Ana Todorovic (Ana)
Posted on Sunday, September 12, 2004 - 11:32 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So... Their water was always polluted, so they got it from another village - which was destroyed in the storm - completely burried in sand, and they couldn't locate it anymore?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 3:44 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

So... Their water was always polluted Yes
so they got it from another village No, not from another village...
which was destroyed in the storm No villages were destroyed in the storm
completely burried in sand, and they couldn't locate it anymore? You are still on the right track, just try a slightly different approach
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 5:22 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were roads, bridges, natural passages destroyed by the storm? Any land or water route cut off?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 9:05 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

were roads, bridges, natural passages destroyed by the storm? Probably, but these were not of any concern to the villagers...
Any land or water route cut off? These wouldn't have been of any concern to the villagers either...
(Stuccosalt)
Posted on Friday, September 17, 2004 - 9:20 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cut off their supply of water?
Was their water source a body of water somewhere else?
This most likely occurred in the 1900s - is steam power relevant? Another form of technology that was more prevalent at the time?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, September 20, 2004 - 4:06 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Did the storm cut off their supply of water? A part of it, yes, but there was something of more timely importance that was to be supplied...
Was their water source a body of water somewhere else? Most likely, but not entirely relevant to know exactly what the source was. The relevant part of this is that the source of clean water was somewhere else.
This most likely occurred in the 1900s - is steam power relevant? No
Another form of technology Yes
that was more prevalent at the time? Not really 'more' prevalent, but explore
Vesica (Vesica)
Posted on Thursday, October 14, 2004 - 1:51 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Jumping in and backing up some...

Their source of water was elsewhere, which is important, yes?
Is it important to know how they got the water to them?
Was the water source their only source?
Did they stop using it when it became polluted?
Or were they negatively affected because they used the polluted water?

Did the storm affect primarily the area where their water came from?
Some other important location along the way from source to them?

Power outages relevant?
Modern Water Treatment methods?
Lift stations?
Ixoye724 (Ixoye724)
Posted on Monday, October 18, 2004 - 3:31 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Their source of water was elsewhere, which is important, yes? Yes
Is it important to know how they got the water to them? Yes
Was the water source their only source? {To which source are you referring?}
Did they stop using it when it became polluted? They stopped using the water source nearest to them when it became polluted
Or were they negatively affected because they used the polluted water? They did not use any polluted water

Did the storm affect primarily the area where their water came from? No
Some other important location along the way from source to them? YES

Power outages relevant? Somewhat, but the primary incident which occured would not likely be referred to as a 'power outage'
Modern Water Treatment methods? No
Lift stations? Hmmm...what it this?