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Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 12:53 AM
By: Neoriceisgood

Dream root.

Levin's worst subject was actually Chemistry, he only got an 8.5/10.

28302: Datren - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 12:55 AM

Levin absolutely shocked and appalled that teamwork could've been beneficial... Though would Smile have just accepted them giving other players the answers?

28303: Potatopeelerkind - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 1:03 AM

Lmao, get fucked Levin.

Okay, but why do either of you (almost) know that? Politics and magic I get, but who goes around memorising the scientific names of random chemical compounds? Other than chemists, I guess.

28304: Aston Whiteman - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 1:12 AM

I'm sure Levin has hidden depths. As a scumbag.

28305: Alcemon - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 1:18 AM

Ok, looks like we are ending the question round next page.

Now, Tobi chapters are normally not my favorites but I have to say that this one knocked it out the park for me.
The world looks as complex and mysterious as ever and it was fun seeing the characters bouncing of each other.

10/10 would Levin again

28306: Straightbackward - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 2:08 AM

Okay, that sounds too much like this world's organic chemistry, may e biochemistry. Jeebus, Mr. Smile is just too cruel. (Unless that substance's name is sort of widely known.
Also,... I'm impressed with the level of world knowledge people have, We remember how back in the mage Baron's castle everyone used medieval like weapons (I know there are guns in this world and all, but I was under the impression that anything very slightly modern came from magilante (robots, weapons, TVs, etc), who really IS Levin to know as much as he does and almost nearly got this one correct, he's definitely familiar with that, he just didn't care to commit that name to memory.

28307: Straightbackward - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 2:13 AM

@Potatopeelerkind I assume it is a common substance, or at widely known to be used. Consider some real-life drugs, the chemical term can be well know to non-chemistry people. Question for me is WTF is up with Levin, he has been shown as just a Lorg-Games champion, and trivia is not the kind of spectacle lorgians look forward to seeing in their TV.

28308: -skimmer- - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 3:23 AM

If it contains a rare extract from the lost continent then its definitelly not a common knowledge.

28309: Ahno Neemus - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 3:28 AM

Every day in every way, mister green gets more and more suspicious.

28310: MatthewTheLucky - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 3:36 AM

Levin, you dumbass, having other players in so you only have to answer yes or no to essay questions was already beneficial

28311: Darius Drake - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 4:31 AM

Okay, Levin, how the HELL did you get so close. Also, why is your world's science using letter's like "D" and number's like "5" in their scientific terminology?

28312: TheMegax - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 4:31 AM

Levin did ask for a hard question, sucks to be him!

We know Smile investigates the participants before bringing them in, and probably know what they are proficient in. And just to mess with Levin, they purposefully chose his worst subject (8,5/10 tho)

28313: Darisu Drake - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 5:04 AM

@Darius Drake

So you've never studied organic chemistry, huh? That garbage is littered all over the place.

28314: TheMegax - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 5:32 AM

@Darius Drake
Yeah, its organic chemistry or at least an aproximation of it.
For example, n-heptane C7H16 is the main component of gasoline.
In the case of this gas, I recognize the prefix for oxygen and the sufix -ol for alcohols. I can't recognize much else, maybe they have different names/elements from us.
Also probably because I was supposed to be studying for my chemistry test in 2 days but oh well...

28315: nullum - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 6:21 AM

Possibly related: in biology, the myo- prefix indicates a relation to muscle, while the dorma part may be connected with the Latin dormire (to sleep).
Perhaps something about the magic in this setting makes simply describing the chemical composition insufficient, so the name must also refer to common effects of the substance?

28316: Rocky Rumbling Rascal - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 6:36 AM

I am almost 100% certain Levin got that wrong on purpose to put a cap on Green's winnings.

28317: TheMegax - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 8:08 AM

Good catch! And yeah, there's no reason for nomenclature to be the same in that world than our own.
Magic might take roots in chemistry and biology itself... after, y'know, the eldritch monsters tied to the pandemonium users.

28318: Saiko - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 9:27 AM

@Darius Drake

Letter "D" is commonly used in our biochemical nomenclature (to denote enantiomers, like D-glucose and L-glucose), while "5" is used to indicate place where the functional group is attached, though it should be followed by the name of the group (so blahblahblah-5-ol for example, the -ol says it is an alcohol).

The "nu" at the beginning is not commonly used, but it may show which amongst many of similarly/identically named molecules it is (for example there is a DNA polymerase nu).

But I think that like this world is only similar to our own, the nomenclature could be only similar, too. After all, nomenclature is created by scientists, not given as an universal law, and even is a subject to change from time to time.

28320: Tom - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 9:49 AM

Who ARE these last two? Levin's attitude makes it hard to read, but Mr. Green looks like a scientist of sorts.

28321: Detective Caillou - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 10:54 AM

That they both (almost) know the scientific name is eyebrow-raising, but I think we should draw more attention to how Levin knew what substance Smile used on them in the first place. Would Green have been lost if Levin didn't pick a direction to point in, or is there truly only one knock-out gas that comes specifically from the Lost Continent?

28322: Some guy - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 11:10 AM

Smile is way overstating how far off the answer is.

28323: Agent_Cook - Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 11:40 AM

Ah, organic chemistry. I do not miss it at all

28326: The_Squished_Elf - Wednesday, October 27 2021 - 2:58 AM

Well done on the naming Neorice, it's actually almost decipherable.

So what we have here is an oxygenated (oxy-) variant, in the D- enantiomer, of the "myodorma" (muscle relaxant) shape. Specifically with an alcohol functional group at the 5th part of the chain (presumably, 5 Carbons from where the myodorma shape can gain/lose an oxygen.) Perhaps it's actually some kind of airborne particulate polymer, and that's why the nu- prefix is there, as an established number of polymer links in-universe?

28344: Violet - Wednesday, October 27 2021 - 2:07 PM

What do you mean "by any stretch?" There were only a few numbers added here and there in the correct answer. Seems to me like he almost got it right.

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