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Lemnos

Lemnos is a Greek island in the northern part of the Aegean Sea. Administratively the island forms a separate municipality within the Lemnos regional unit, part of the North Aegean region; the principal town of the island and seat of the municipality is Myrina. At 477.583 square kilometres, it is the 8th-largest island of Greece. Lemnos is flat, but the west, the northwest part, is rough and mountainous; the highest point is Mount Skopia at the altitude of 430 m. The chief towns are Myrina, on the western coast, Moudros on the eastern shore of a large bay in the middle of the island. Myrina possesses a good harbour, in the process of being upgraded through construction of a west-facing sea wall, it is the seat of all trade carried on with the mainland. The hillsides afford pasture for sheep, Lemnos has a strong husbandry tradition, being famous for its Kalathaki Limnou, a cheese made from sheep and goat milk and melipasto cheese, for its yogurt. Fruit and vegetables that grow on the island include almonds, melons, tomatoes and olives.

The main crops are wheat, sesame. Lemnos produces honey, but, as is the case with most products of a local nature in Greece, the produced quantities are little more than sufficient for the local market. Muscat grapes are grown and are used to produce an unusual table wine, dry yet has a strong Muscat flavor. Since 1985 the variety and quality of Lemnos wines have increased greatly; the climate in Lemnos is Mediterranean. Winters are mild, but there will be a snowfall occasionally. Strong winds are a feature of the island in August and in winter time, hence its nickname "the wind-ridden one"; the temperature is 2 to 5 degrees Celsius less than in Athens in summertime. For ancient Greeks, the island was sacred to Hephaestus, god of metallurgy, who—as he tells himself in Iliad I.590ff—fell on Lemnos when Zeus hurled him headlong out of Olympus. There, he was cared for by the Sinties, according to Iliad, or by Thetis, there with a Thracian nymph Cabiro he fathered a tribe called the Kaberoi. Sacred initiatory rites dedicated to them were performed in the island.

Its ancient capital was named Hephaistia in the god's honour. Hephaestus' forge, located on Lemnos, as well as the name Aethaleia, sometimes applied to it, points to its volcanic character, it is said that fire blazed forth from Mosychlos, one of its mountains. The ancient geographer Pausanias relates that a small island called Chryse, off the Lemnian coast, was swallowed up by the sea. All volcanic action is now extinct; the earliest inhabitants are said to have been a Thracian tribe, whom the Greeks called Sintians, "robbers". The name Lemnos is said by Hecataeus to have been applied in the form of a title to Cybele among the Thracians; the worship of Cybele was characteristic of Thrace, where it had spread from Asia Minor at a early period. Hypsipyle and Myrina are Amazon names. According to the epitome of the Bibliotheke traditionally attributed to Apollodorus, when Dionysus found Ariadne abandoned on Naxos, he brought her to Lemnos and there fathered Thoas, Staphylus and Peparethus. Pliny the Elder in his Natural History speaks of a remarkable labyrinth in Lemnos, which has not been identified in modern times.

According to a Hellenic legend, the women were all deserted by their husbands for Thracian women, in revenge they murdered every man on the island. From this barbarous act, the expression Lemnian deeds became proverbial among the Hellenes. According to Apollonius of Rhodes' Argonautica the Argonauts landing soon after found only women in the island, ruled by Hypsipyle, daughter of the old king Thoas. From the Argonauts and the Lemnian women were descended the race called Minyans, whose king Euneus, son of Jason and Hypsipyle, sent wine and provisions to the Achaeans at Troy. According to Greek historians, the Minyans were expelled by a Pelasgian tribe who came from Attica; the historical element underlying these traditions is that the original Thracian people were brought into communication with the Greeks as navigation began to unite the scattered islands of the Aegean. In another legend, Philoctetes was left on Lemnos by the Greeks on their way to Troy. According to Sophocles, he lived beside Mount Hermaeus, which Aeschylus makes one of the beacon points to flash the news of Troy's downfall home to Argos.

The ruins of the oldest human settlement in the Aegean Islands found so far have been unearthed in archaeological excavations on Lemnos by a team of Greek and American archaeologists at the Ouriakos site on the Louri coast of Fyssini in Moudros municipality. The excavation began in early June 2009 and the finds brought to light, consisting of high quality stone tools, are from the Epipaleolithic Period, indicating a settlement of hunters and gatherers and fishermen of the 12th millennium BC. A rectangular building with a double row of stepped seats on the long sides, at the southwest side of the hill of Poliochne, dates back to the Early Bronze Age

Raid (video games)

In video games, a raid is a type of mission in massively multiplayer online role-playing games where a number of people attempt to defeat either: another number of people at player-vs-player, a series of computer-controlled enemies in a player-vs-environment battlefield, or a powerful boss. This type of objective occurs within an instance dungeon, a separate server instance from the other players in the game. In military real-time strategy games like StarCraft, "raids" refer to the military tactic; the term itself stems from the military definition of'a sudden attack and/or seizure of some objective'. Raiding originated in the class of text MUDs known as DikuMUD, which in turn influenced the 1999 MMORPG EverQuest, which brought the raiding concept into modern 3D MMORPGs; as of 2019, the largest and most popular game to feature raiding is Blizzard's 2004 MMORPG World of Warcraft. The combat encounters comprising a raid require players to coordinate with one another while performing specific roles as members of a team.

The roles of Tank and Damage Dealer are known as the "Holy Trinity" of MMORPG group composition. Other common roles include Buffing, Crowd control, Pulling. A raid leader is needed to direct the group efficiently, due to the complexities of keeping many players working well together. Raids are very rewarding in terms of virtual treasure and items that are unique or that grant exceptional stats and abilities, thus giving players an incentive to participate. However, there is not enough treasure to reward individually every player who participates. Players have invented various systems, such as Dragon kill points to distribute loot fairly. Raiding is done by associations of players called guilds or clans who maintain a consistent schedule and roster. There are two types of raiding guilds: casual guilds, defined as spending two to three days per week on average; the fact that raids require multiple consecutive hours of constant gameplay leads some to believe it is a physically unhealthy activity.

A 2003 study by the National Institutes of Health found that playing MMORPGs for more than 20 hours per week correlates with obesity and nutritional imbalance as well as an increased propensity for bone loss and muscle atrophy. Due to these concerns, China has proposed national limits; the measures will impose penalties on people. Game raids are organized by digital influencers with the intent to protest against the company's behavior, their actions or for fun, they consist of players creating their characters with pre-discussed appearances, stacking up the game servers until they have their demands meet, or they tire themselves out. A popular raider is QuackityHQ, who streams his raids on twitch

Meadowbrook Run

Meadowbrook Run is a tributary of Ithan Creek in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, in the United States. It is 1.9 miles long and flows through Radnor Township and Haverford Township. Meadowbrook Run begins just south of Conestoga Road near the community of Pennsylvania, it flows southwest for several tenths of a mile before receiving its first tributary, Finn Run, from the left. Shortly thereafter, it begins to parallel Bryn Mawr Avenue and flows into a small pond where it receives Valley Run from the right. Several hundred feet it receives Doom Run from the left. Meadowbrook Run passes under Bryn Mawr Avenue and meets with a small unnamed tributary; the creek flows into Haverford Township, passes under Interstate 476, reaches its confluence with Ithan Creek. Meadowbrook Run joins Ithan Creek 0.30 miles upriver of its mouth. The elevation near the mouth of Meadowbrook Run is 200 feet above sea level; the elevation of the creek's source is between 350 feet above sea level. The watershed of Meadowbrook Run has an area of 2.37 square miles.

The entire creek is in the United States Geological Survey quadrangle of Norristown. The watershed has several different land uses, including urban residential, college campus, rural or low density residential. Meadowbrook Run periodically floods during large storm events; the stream is not considered to be impaired. Meadowbrook Run was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on August 2, 1979, its identifier in the Geographic Names Information System is 1180837. The Bridge in Radnor Township No. 2 is a brick and concrete arch bridge. It has a length of 75-foot-long; the bridge is on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1986, a development was built on the Willing tract in the Meadowbrook Run watershed, it received local opposition due to the potential of flooding in Meadowbrook Run. However, engineer Theodore J. Gacomis said there would be no runoff problems due to the construction of a retention basin that would release water into the stream at a controlled rate. List of Pennsylvania rivers