[fpc-devel] FPC related fairy tale

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Thu Oct 18 13:13:23 CEST 2012

Hello together!

Over the past weeks I've spent some time on getting something to work in 
FPC and now I'm about to commit this either this evening or at least 
this weekend (depending on the time I have). Now I thought that I'd make 
a little test to see how good you know FPC and thus I've written a 
little fairy tale which is more or less loosely based on the work I've 
One important note beforehand though: it may sound as if I'm critizing 
some actions of the other FPC core devs in this tale, but this is 
definitely NOT my intention, so take the story not too seriously, please 
;) [and also keep in mind, please, that I'm not a native English speaker...]

Here it is:

Once upon a time there was a small kingdom ruled by a kind king. The 
king had two daughters and more children were planned to come. But the 
king had already problems to find approbiate rooms for his second child. 
So he ordered his mages to reconstruct the castle in a way that the 
ever-growing family can easily be accommodated.
The mages immediately began with their work and reshaped the castle with 
their spells. But as the work on the castle neared its completion a 
terrible accident happend to the second princess when she played between 
the working mages. She was no longer able to walk or even sit upright 
without support. The mages tried their best to heal her, but in the end 
they needed to finish the castle so that the royal family could have 
their home back before the winter strikes. But even after the castle had 
been finished they didn't have enough time for the disabled princess as 
the family had already grown during the mages' work and required their 
full attention. And so the days and months passed by in which the second 
daughter of the king was confined to her room and could not join in the 
family's activities.
Then one day a young mage came along and joined the mages of the castle. 
He helped them with maintaining the magically enhanced castle, but while 
searching for places to fix and further extend he stumpled upon the room 
of the isolated princess. He felt sorry for the girl's state and 
although he did not know much about healing magic he decided to improve 
his knowledge and help the her. So he spent the evenings after his 
normal work at the castle in the library and looked through the books 
about healing magic. Sometimes he then went to the princess' chamber and 
applied his newly learned knowledge.
After some weeks his work finally paid off and the girl was able to feel 
and move her legs again. And after some more time she was finally able 
to walk again. Although she needed to move slowly and with the help of 
crutches, she was finally able to take part in the life at the castle 
again. The young mage continued to heal her and they all lived happily 
ever after.

So... now I'm curious what you think I have worked on and I'm also 
curious whether someone can fully "decipher" that little story. :)


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