Downtime Report: Wednesday Night

We had an abrupt and unannounced downtime for all games and services starting sometime after 9pm PT on Wednesday evening. This was due to a massive power outage at our cloud computing facility of the sort that redundant systems are supposed to ensure never happen. After about an hour they were able to diagnose that the power was out. It took a few more hours for them to start restoring service.

At this moment, everything is back up except for Ironclaw and TEC. At the rate they're restoring things, I hope those will be back up in the next 15-30 minutes, but it's entirely in their hands.

As is typically the case with a sudden reboot, TEC and GR have to be rolled back. This is already done with GR. The TEC rollback should be just a few hours due to the more recent backups recently instituted, but I need to get the machine back before I can verify that.

Update: Ironclaw and TEC are now back too. The TEC rollback was 2.5 hours, from 9.30pm PT (when everything crashed) to 7.00 pm PT.
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Lovecraftian Adjectives!

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  • Lovecraftian Adjectives!

    So I heard there was an @build command and I know people storypoint items, and so I was talking to another player and they had Call of Cthulhu sourcebooks (for the RPG) and in these sourcebooks was a list of frequently used adjectives by Lovecraft!

    I hadn't seen anything like this posted, so if there is and I missed it, forgive me! However, if not, I thought they might be useful when creating items.



    Aberrant, abominable, absurd, abysmal, acidic, adhesive, airy, alien, ambiguous, amorphous, anarchic, ancient, angular, animated, animalistic, anomalous, antediluvian, appalling, appendaged, ashen, askew, astounding, atrocious, awry;


    Baboon-like, baleful, baneful, bankrupt, barbarous, beastly, bellowing, bilious, blasphemous, bleating, bloated, bloodshot, blubbery, boiling, brutish, bug-eyed, bulbous;


    Cackling, cadaverous, cancerous, cellular, changeable, chattering, coarse, colossal, colorless, chaotic, confusing, congealed, conical, convoluted, corpulent, corpse-like, corrupt, creamy, criminal, croaking, crystalline, cylindrical;


    Dank, dark, dazzling, deafening, deathless, debased, debauched, delirious, decomposing, deformed, degenerate, degraded, delirious, depraved, deranged, detestable, deviant, diabolical, diffuse, dire, discordant, diseased, disfigured, disgusting, dislocated, disordered, dissolved, distorted, dreadful, dropping, effervescent;


    Effusive, elastic, endless, enlarged, enormous, enveloping, evasive, exaggerated, excruciating, extended;


    Fabulous, faceless, fantastic, fearful, fecund, festering, fetid, fibrous, flowing, fiendish, fiery, filthy, fish-like, flabby, fluctuating, fluid, foaming, foul, fractured, fragrant, frantic, furious, fungous;


    Gangrenous, ghastly, gigantic, gargantuan, gibbering, globular, gnashing, glutinous, gory, grasping, grayfish, greenish, grim, grisly, gross, gushing;


    Hairy, hapless, hallucinatory, hateful, hazy, heaving, hellish, hideous, hissing, horned, horrible, howling, huge, hybrid;


    Ichorous, idiotic, illogical, immaterial, immense, immoral, incoherent, incomplete, incongruous, incredible, indistinct, infected, infernal, infested, inhuman, insane, insipid, irrational, irregular, iridescent;


    Jabbering, jaded, jangling, jaundiced, jellified, jumbled, jutting;




    Leprous, limp, limpid, liquefied, loathsome, lumbering, luminescent, lumpy, lunatic, lurking;


    Mad, maggoty, malevolent, malicious, malignant, massive, membranous, menacing, mesmerizing, metallic, mildewed, mindless, miscarried, moaning, molten, monstrous, monumental, morbid, mortifying, mottled, mouldering, mucky, mucous, murmuring, mutilated;


    Nagging, nameless, nauseous, nearsighted, nebulous, necromantic, nigrescent, noiseless, nonsensical, noxious, numbing;


    Obscene, obsequious, octopoid, odious, odorous, oily, ominous, oozing, organic, outlandish, oval, overgrown, overripe;


    Pagan, pale, pallid, palpable, palpitating, palsied, parasitic, pasty, peculiar, perfidious, perverse, phlegmatic, pitiless, plastic, pliable, poisonous, porous, pregnant, prodigious, profane, profuse, pronged, protoplasmic, protuberant, prurient, pseudopoidal, puckered, pudding-like, pulsating, pustular, putrid;


    Quavering, queasy, quiescent, quivering;


    Radiant, rainbowed, rectangular, reeking, remorseless, repellent, reprehensible, reptilian, repugnant, repulsive, resplendent, restless, rheumy, rigid, rough, rubbery, rugose;


    Sacrilegious, sallow, sanguine, scabby, scaly, screaming, scummy, seething, senseless, sepulchral, shadow, shiny, shrieking, shuffling, sickly, sightless, sinewy, singular, skeletal, sleepless, slimy, slippery, slithering, slobbering, sluggish, solemn, sordid, soundless, spectral, spherical, sponge-like, stagnant, sticky, stupefying, stupendous, sulphurous, syrupy;


    Teeming, tentacle, tenebrous, terrible, thickening, thrashing, throbbing, transformed, transparent, tubular, tumultuous, turbid, turbulent;


    Ugly, ultimate, unclean, uncouth, undigested, ungainly, unknown, unmasked, unripe, unseen, unspeakable, unutterable;


    Vague, vaporous, vast, vibrating, vile, viperous, viscous, vivid, voluminous, vomiting;


    Wailing, wan, warped, waxen, webbed, wet, whirling, withered, wormy, worm-eaten, wretched, writhing;






    Zodiacal, zymotic

  • #2
    That list can't be right... It's missing Cyclopean and gibbous. If HPL used kleptomaniacal more than he used Cyclopean, I'll be astonished.
    E's for the Evil that lures and entices;
    F is for Fear and its many devices;


    • #3
      And no "eldritch"?

      LSP Suede
      "If you are squeamish, don't prod the beach rubble." Sappho


      • #4
        Ya! Some were missing, I had to add tenebrous! :O

        I figure it's a pretty good list all in all though. Some might have gotten skipped over when being typed up. I can never see lists very well, they sort of blur together after awhile, so I figure that might be what happened when this got typed out. XD


        • #5
          Definitely, Its great to learn about these Lovecraftian Adjectives!!
          I'll share with friends too.. Thanks


          • #6

            This is indeed a lot of fun. Lovecraftian Adjectives, I never heard of this phrase before.

            Bhuvanesh Virani
            Adreno Technologies Reviews