Only recently scholars have discovered interesting characteristics during the
observations of certain internet users, which only occur in two known species of this planet, namely
Santharian developers and Santharian role players. Should you be so unfortunate
to belong to both species at the same time, it is even more likely that these
characteristics may be discovered at yourself with a high probability.
Scholars have named these strange characteristics therefore the Santharian
Addiction Syndrome (SAS). These
symptoms lead to an extraordinary state of conciousness where Santharian issues
start to dominate real life.
Whether this is good or bad, dangerous or completely
harmless is not clear yet, at least scholars still debate vehemently on this
issue. But it seems that SAS spreads over the whole globe, whereever there's an
internet connection capable of opening the URL
currently known symptoms of SAS are recorded below, and more are probable to
follow. So read in detail to see if you're already affected seriously or if there's
still hope. You know that you're addicted to Santharia or role playing in
A Santharian role player at work. Image drawn by
You begin answering to your characters name even when
not on the computer.
When you see a picture of Aragorn from
"Lord of the Rings" and say, "Hey it's Atrii!"
When you play an elf and
plan on saving up to have your ears cropped to make them pointed
You begin to notice who you think would make a good
wind, fire, earth or
You begin to think how you can memorize the runes of
dwarven and elven
When drinking from a wine-like glass you constantly
call it a goblet.
playing "Age of Empires"
you curse at the game for not having elves!
You wan't to learn to sew
and leatherwork along with blacksmithing just to make swords and your
For Halloween you're planning on dressing up as your
character, and maybe a couple more times after that.
You yell dwarven battle cries when you're in a battle
on the computer.
You chant necromatic sayings when facing bullies and
expect undead to pop up and protect you.
you with your homework and you 'knight' them with your holy pencil.
You constantly refer to your girlfriend as "Mine own
When you are served a slab of meat you ask wich king's
forest it came from.
You carve ancient elven runes into your pencil to
make it write faster and get all the answers from the great tomb of
Knowledge written by ??? the Great.
When your excuse for not doing is your homework is
"But we were being attacked by Brownies!"
When you try to remember how long you've been RPing
here and can't.
When you start telling people some of your best
friends are elves.
When you start wearing a stick in your beltloop and
insist it's a sword.
read the description of a female character (or
male), raise your eyebrows and whistle
You write songs and put your characters name as the
learn to speak Styrásh fluently in real life.
You know the names of all the Tristins of
Strata by heart.
- You often describe
people as being elven, dwarven,
etc. by their attitudes, stature, etc.
pastor at your church knows your character's name...
You insult people with things like "Your character
is majorly undeveloped" or " This isn't aol,
you have to adapt to this world now!"
You find yourself asking "Isn't
this out of character?" or "Shouldnt this be
on the polls section?"
- You wonder why you
can't edit your maths-test after "sending" it.
You search the phone-book for the number of a
You burn the local forest because there may have
been trolls and ogres living in there...
You accuse your chemistry teacher of the usage of
the dark and evil arts.
When someone talks about Santa's elves, you say
"Those aren't elves, they're brownies!!! Are you blind, man?"
You find yourself asking people out to the Thirsty
- Whenever you see someone over 6'
you mutter about halfgiants.
- Whenever you
see someone under 5' you mutter about dwarves.
When someone snarls at you, you say "Watch your
- While hiking, you sing songs
from Santharia to keep yourself motivated.
Your post amount is over 500,000.
On St. Patricks day, you talk about Brownies
instead of Lepreachauns.
- When someone
holds an S you look them over point and accuse them of being a
You have nothing but
Santharian MP3's on your portable MP3 player.
When asked what you are going to hunt for with your
freshly made bow (wich consists of a large
piece of wood and a tight string) you tell the person to shush as the
damned Orcs might hear you...
bullied your threat is "Don't make me find
Radaroc - he'll bash your face in!"
When measuring you refer to measurements
in peds and nailsbreadths.
someone asks what your statistics are you begin naming off your
When Santharia has 19,000 hits a day and you
responsable for at least 35%.
You learn an intrument just to listen to Santharian
music in case your computer and portable MP3
someone shows you a chart of the state's
politicians you grab a pen and shake your head
disappointedly at how wrong the
information is, while correcting the names to King along with adding
Facial hair, ear alterations, along with countless earring's and scars.
You get mad at your "staff" and start banging it
against the wall, only to see one of your friends come out of your
house and ask "Dude, what the heck are you doing beating that
branch against the wall?"
Wearing my hair long, like a half-elf should...
Thinking of buying a pipe
(cigarettes aren't proper for a true fantasy addict, doh!).
Saying "Ava bless you" and using expressions
like "What in the name of the twelve gods?"
Thinking more in English
than in my native language.
of the santharian magic system as real... - or at
least to spot possible spell
- You write your EZ
signature whenever you send a letter.
start poking people and saying "Have at ye, servant of Coór!"
You start muttering fire spells whenever someone
gets in your way.
- You instinctively reach
for your longsword whenever you enter an alley.
You use emoticons in
- You say "Terra's gonna get you
for forgetting your clan!" any time you see a
name without a race.
- You yell out "If one
more of you messes around back there, so help me Avá,
I'm gonna start casting spells!" while driving.
You repeatedly go
in-search of elves to lop off their fingers so
you have extra for your spell wich you know you will fail many times
You keep on checking this
syndrome page regularly just to add to your
list of just how much of a Santharian addiction you have.
When you actually know
the words of all the songs in Santharia by heart...
and sing them aloud.
When you refer to someone
as "nightbird" when you are annoyed with them.
When you use the Santharian
lullabies to make your child sleep.
When you just can't wait
to go to your first LARP and you are going to play your Santh char!
Geeeez, you have patience! If you made it that far and still plan to check this
page for further future updates according to No. 63 you really seem to have a
SAS problem! Hey, seriously! Cure for SAS however is not guaranteed at the
moment, but as a first step you could join the self-therapist group at the RPG
Forum for example, where people try to find out what other syndromes they
already show and how Santharian-mad one can get... Or - if you're only a role
player - you might consider joining the development team, because for the
developers all these strange things are perfectly normal, at least they sprang
from their minds, no? - And every now and then we also have interesting visitors
at the dev board like these funny fellows in white coats, who give us candy all
the time and enjoy locking us up somewhere for experimental purposes. But I
shouldn't write too much, as sometimes they are really, really mean and take
away our keyboarfdfsdsdfjlskdfsd...
gathered by the self-therapist group of Santharian role players