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6,050 Years in the Life of a Confused City-State

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by Optical, May 10, 2011.

  1. Optical

    Optical The Fall of the Eleventh

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    Welcome, all, to my first story!
    To newer Stories and Talers: Hi, I'm General Olaf, I've been on the forums for about nine months. I first joined to comment on the great Princes of the Universe, and I have spent almost all my time on the Civ4 Stories forum. So welcome to our little rather large forum and have fun reading all the stories written by our community.

    To the veterans: Hopefully this will read a little like NinjaCow's stories - a lot of humour :p. I welcome any gameplay tips.

    EDIT: Game settings:
    Large/Big and Small/High Sea Levels
    Willem of the "Dutch"
    Prince difficulty
    One City Challenge
    Forgot to turn off huts/events :facepalm:


    The Cast:
    Spoiler :
    General Olaf (Me): The (mysteriously long-lived) leader of the City-State
    Civ’ed: Culture advisor
    ilduce349: Economic advisor
    trexeric/Omega124: Foreign advisors
    Red_Spy: Right-Hand Man
    MoreEpicThanYou: Military advisor
    Sid, the Civilization deity

    SouthernKing, the RNG deity
    Narrators - Choxorn and NinjaCow
    Tokugawa
    inohotep: Research Advisor
    veBear: Master of Production
    Sparthage: Head Demographer
    hoplitejoe: Head Priest
    Yoshiegg737: Farmer/Head of Espionage...
    Kublai Khan
    Sergeant Major Nwahs
    Acting-Sergeant Marcus (Scout 1)
    Bestrfcplayer, Leader of the Guilds
    Strijder, the Talking Palace Guard Bear
    Lokki242, Minister of Entertainment

    S (General Olaf) - a famous writer
    General Olaf (S) - a less famous writer
    Olaf (T) - duke
    Civ’ed (P/RG)
    ilduce349 (H)
    trexeric (TS)
    Omega124 (RS)
    Red_Spy (PQ)
    MoreEpicThanYou (D) - rich
    Sid, the Civilization deity

    SouthernKing, the RNG deity
    Choxorn (T) - angry with (O)
    NinjaCow/NinjaCow (O) - has a servant with a famous name
    Tokugawa
    inohotep (H)
    veBear (L) - less rich
    Sparthage (C)
    hoplitejoe(P)
    Yoshiegg737 (NB)
    Kublai Khan
    Commander Nwahs (E) - a father
    Acting-Sergeant Marcus (Scout 1)
    Bestrfcplayer (M)
    Strijder (S)
    Lokki (P) - presenter of acts


    Table of Contents
    Foreword: above
    Prologue: Settle In Place - post 1 (no link, don't be that lazy)
    Update 1: Of Saleboats and Tokugawa - post 28
    Update 2: Sharp Words - post 62
    Update 3: Bricks And Thinkers (name to pay homage to the mod being played)
    ------part 1: Walls of Stone and Walls of Gold - post 73
    ------part 2: Philosophers and Farmers - post 77
    Update 4: Narrator Trouble (and Invisible Walls) - post 112
    Update 5: Pyramids Because They Are - Also, Pizza: - post 140
    Update 6: Legitimate Olaf - post 223
    Update 7: What on Erebus?... and a New Season of Coup d'Etat Street! - post 279
    Update 8: Changing Names - post 329
    Update 9: Hey, Now We Can Count! - post 374
    Update 10: Axes over Breakfast - post 394
    Update 11: City-State of the World, Part I - post 405
    Update 12: Tokugawa the Inconvenience, Part I - post 430
    Update 13: Pillager's Paradise - post 439
    Update 14: Tokugawa the Inconvenience, Part Deux - post 464
    Update 15: For Freedom!, part I: The Freedom to Cower - post 523
    Update 16: For Freedom!, part II: Guard Bears, Narrators and "General" Shenanigans - post 538
    Update 17/Act 1, Scene 1: I Don't Always Run, But When I Do, I Make Sure Somebody Else Is More Vulnerable - post 552
    Update 18/Intermission: When Things Get Meta - post 578

    Now, I've rambled on a bit, but the show must go on. So here goes.

    4000 BC, the coast of a mostly unknown landmass. A small tribe of about a thousand is being addressed by its leader.

    Olaf: We have wandered for thousands of years. You all know the lands around here - they are plentiful, we have never wanted. But never have we had so much plenty as at this very spot. I propose we settle here. I have consulted the shamans, and they agree - the RNG deity has willed it so. My people, can you lead your nation? Will we build a civilisation to stand the test of time?
    The People: Yes!
    Olaf: Then we shall settle in place.
    The People: :confused: Settle in place?
    Olaf: *Sigh* Sit down on the ground, and you'll vanish and become a load of buildings.
    The People: Well... okay, then.



    Narrator: And so begins the story of Wellitawadam DC. What will they achieve, I wonder?
    Olaf: Hey, who said that? Am I going mad? Am I hearing the voice of Sid? Who's there?
    Narrator:*Sigh* Never mind.
    Olaf: Yep, I'm going mad.
     

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  2. hoplitejoe

    hoplitejoe Top fun-poster

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    no dikes for you :D
     
  3. Red_Spy

    Red_Spy Bridge Overseer

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    Good start.
     
  4. ilduce349

    ilduce349 (Financial, Philo)

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    That update was to short...
     
  5. Yoshiegg737

    Yoshiegg737 Jungo Jungo

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    It's only your first story?
     
  6. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    It is.
    And I am a lowly... culture advisor.
     
  7. ilduce349

    ilduce349 (Financial, Philo)

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    shotty being economic advisor
     
  8. Haig

    Haig Chieftain

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    Do we get to choose some decicions? Or was it only for deciding the Civ to use? No problem with either.. :)
     
  9. MoreEpicThanYou

    MoreEpicThanYou The most Epic.

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    :goodjob:
    I sense potential in this.
     
  10. trexeric

    trexeric (or backwards 'cirexert')

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    Could I be the Foreign Advisor?
     
  11. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing Secret Keeper

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    I demand a position as teh RNG God!
     
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    Red_Spy Bridge Overseer

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    Your second in command is reporting sir!
     
  13. inohotep

    inohotep Slender Time!

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    Congrats on youre first story:band:[party]
     
  14. NinjaCow64

    NinjaCow64 The Continuation of the Dream Supporter

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    Thanks for referencing me. :goodjob:
     
  15. Optical

    Optical The Fall of the Eleventh

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    Sorry, he's called Sid :p

    All other requests will be included in the story :)

    By the way, that was just a short update to get discussuion flowing - future updates will be a lot longer, I just don't have much time until Thursday here.

    @Yoshi - Yes, this is my first story :)

    EDIT: And SK, what would be your second position choice?

    Also, @Haig - I wilkl be making ingame decisions - the positions will be for characters in the story. However, I will take advice if it's offered as I know I'm not an amazing player :)
     
  16. Civ'ed

    Civ'ed I ain't gotta explain a thing

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    Whaddaya guys think? A sheer masterpiece of a flag, no?
    (that's 5 US states, the Maple leaf on it's white background, the red combines the US, Canadian and Dutch Flags, that's a New Zealand Star on the Flag's blue, and the bottom stripe is a pure Dutch Flag Blue)
     
  17. ilduce349

    ilduce349 (Financial, Philo)

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    I'll post one in a minute adding GB and Australia to it...

    edit: post it later, have to go to class
     
  18. ilduce349

    ilduce349 (Financial, Philo)

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    Sorry, I accidentally saved it as a JPEG, it looked a lot nicer as a GIF.

    In any case let me explain it:
    The stripes represent American flag, the maple leaf represents the Canadian flag, the Union Jack in the top corner represents Great Britain, as well Australia and New Zealand (who have a union jack in the top corner of their flag)
    and the blue at the bottom represents Netherlands
     
  19. MoreEpicThanYou

    MoreEpicThanYou The most Epic.

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    Can i has governmental position? :D
     
  20. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing Secret Keeper

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    God of Civ of course! :p
     

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