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Jala

Postby Eternalknight » Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:00 am

What, exactly, is jala? I know it is a drink, but what are the actual ingrediants?
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Postby taylor » Wed Jul 07, 2004 3:59 am

Not sure why, but I always thought it was coffee, though I'm probably wrong. :)
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Postby Eternalknight » Wed Jul 07, 2004 5:17 am

That was my thought too, but I don't know why either.
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Postby columbob » Wed Jul 07, 2004 12:32 pm

Because it sounds like java? I don't know, when does LW drink that? I can't remember that far back (will reread the game books soon, I hope).
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Postby Nerethel » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:11 pm

It's mostly just mentioned in the novels, if I'm not mistaken. It's served hot, steaming, in a cup much like a coffee cup. Plus, as columbob pointed out, it's just one letter away from 'java'.

I actually used it in my Lone Wolf game. The Shadaki Bucaneer had no other reason to come into port for the first session, so I made him a hired hand on a cargo ship that imported jala beans into Holmgard. It got the party together fairly well.

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Postby Eternalknight » Wed Jul 07, 2004 1:53 pm

Just found this in The Kingdoms of Terror:
  • As you ride west along a wide avenue of weathered red stone, you take in the early morning sights of this magnificent city. Window shutters slam open as the Varettians awake to a new day and smells of breakfast and freshly ground jala waft from shop doorways.
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Postby Ordovician » Wed Jul 07, 2004 6:22 pm

It's in Shadow on the Sand, too. I think it was described as hot. Between hot and freshly ground, I think it's safe to say it's coffee. That was always what I thought.
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Postby August » Thu Jul 08, 2004 2:20 am

Interestingly enough, it is also in Babylon 5 as a Centauri drink. :)

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