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Asteranx

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Re: Elven Soap
« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2010, 11:48:14 pm »

That brings up an interesting thought.  Would elves clean themselves like cats?

As a closing gesture following any particularly tense round of negotiations, the elven delegation would all cough up hairballs.
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Fearless Son

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« Reply #16 on: February 28, 2010, 11:51:51 pm »

As a closing gesture following any particularly tense round of negotiations, the elven delegation would all cough up hairballs.

"Urist McCraftdwarf withdraws from society.  He sketches pictures of elven hairballs."
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The Architect

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Re: Elven Soap
« Reply #17 on: March 01, 2010, 05:37:39 am »

Well salvia for example is antiseptik. It would depend on the used plants.

Salvia, people, not saliva.
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Rowanas

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Re: Elven Soap
« Reply #18 on: March 01, 2010, 02:33:58 pm »

Salvia Divinorum?

The perfectly legal Hasheesh replacement that gives you crazy visions? That would explain why elves think the trees are their friends...
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Re: Elven Soap
« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2010, 03:37:12 pm »

Well salvia for example is antiseptik. It would depend on the used plants.
Salvia, people, not saliva.

My bad, I misread that. 
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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2010, 03:38:23 pm »

I'm pretty sure Heph meant "saliva," though, so you were probably right.
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The Architect

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Re: Elven Soap
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2010, 04:22:00 pm »

Well salvia for example is antiseptik. It would depend on the used plants.

FYI, saliva isn't an antiseptik. However I don't see anything on Wikipedia about Salvia being one either.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Salvia

It would be best to ask a botanist and/or an historian about the uses and effects of flower petals as soap substitutes.
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Footkerchief

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Re: Elven Soap
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2010, 05:26:45 pm »

Well salvia for example is antiseptik. It would depend on the used plants.

FYI, saliva isn't an antiseptik.

There's evidence that it may be.  Unless you're just making a jab at spelling.
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« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2010, 06:18:45 pm »

Only for specific strains of bacteria that tend to threaten teeth and gums, apparently. Not really useful as an antiseptik.

It's well known that the human mouth is a breeding ground for bacteria; using saliva as a disinfectant would probably propigate bacteria.
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