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Alas Equestria

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Stories & Tales' started by clanky4, Sep 1, 2015.

  1. clanky4

    clanky4 Emperor

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    Those Who Repeat History
    Doomed To Learn It
    Into the Wastes
    Wasteward Bound
    Moral Consideration
    Mundane Circumstances
    Trotting on
    The War of Super Mutant Aggression
    General Pony Problems
    All My Autodocs
    New Moon Invasion

    Just a Dream
    The Spanish Connection
    War of the Northern Islands
    The French Folly
    The Cherokee Conflict Or: How the Cherokee Learned to Stop Worrying and Sack Sao Vicente
    Sentimental War

    Well that was quite a break from writing. I've been wanting to do a post-apocalyptic story for awhile now. I had originally intended to have the Land of Equestria kind of transfer into one, but the game simply did not go in that direction. So I just kind of moved on from the idea. Until I saw the Mad Max Fury Road movie. It was just so good. It only had a few big laughs and Mad Max was a different person but still. But then I was like what about fallout? It'd be neat to do a story with some of that in it. So I went ahead and modded fury road to have some fallout stuff in, probably broke the python along the way.

    This is going to be a basic After Action Report(AAR). I am going to be using a somewhat heavily modded version of Fury Road which changes several parts of the mod to make it more fallout like. I'm going try to avoid too much bee lining. I've done my best to cut it down in the mod but it can still very easily be done, and is still something the AI is clueless about.

    On to the actual settings:
    Mod: Fallout Road
    Speed: Normal
    Difficulty: Noble
    Start: Winter 2093 AD
    Civ: New Equestria

     
  2. Noyyau

    Noyyau Privateer Captain

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    What about the Fallout Tame the Wastes modmod?
     
  3. clanky4

    clanky4 Emperor

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    Too big for my taste. Though I do like the mod, it simply does not have Mr House.
     
  4. poketwo

    poketwo Warlord

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    It can be set obviously after the previous equestria lp, after the inevitable nuclear exchange between Kim Jon Un and Pope Stalin. Equestria is ruins due to rebels getting into old discord nuclear silos and nuking equestria and themselves. The only possible power to remain not nuked would be the Incans.
     
  5. CaterpillarKing

    CaterpillarKing Conqueror of Cacoons

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  6. clanky4

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    Oh if I used my signature. That would be a perfect quote to put in it. Don't worry it will be a continuation. But its a bit complicated.
     
  7. clanky4

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    Those Who Repeat History


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    Decades after the conclusion of the Robotics War the world had been witness to untold prosperity and scientific development. Poverty, hunger, war had been all but eradicated.

    In Equestria scientists had long been making numerous breakthroughs in the fields of science and mathematics. All knowledge which was freely and wholly shared with the rest of the world; free for any and all to benefit from. A university in ponyville had long been on the cutting edge investing untold time into researching fringe technologies. Most of which were either of no practical use or simply were beyond the capabilities of those who studied them. In the year 2077 the university had developed something different. Something that, which some thought, might have an actual utility. Code named the "Generation Initiative", the mechanism was meant to allow a single user to enter a state of Temporal Disruption. However, shortly after its creation the device's very existence was hidden from all except those directly involved. They had simply said that preliminary testing had been a failure and that they had abandoned the project.

    For several months the team worked in secret on the Generation Initiative. The hours were often long, and tedious. Those around them wondered where they were at times. They came up with excuses ranging anywhere from 'stopping a fight in the parking lot' to being 'trapped in an oil painting'

    Some of the members of the Generation Initiative had wanted to use the device to stop the prime 'injustice' of the past. They planned to kill Discord before his ascent to power in Equestria. For they thought that if they could stop communism's spread to Equestria that a good deal of unnecessary death and destruction could have been avoided. There were others who had less philosophical reasons. They believed that through altering the time line Equestria would have emerged from the Robotics War as the victor.


    On October 22, 2077 the Generation Initiative commenced their first attempt on an organic pony.
    GI Lead: "On this day we make history. On this day we right the wrong of the past!"
    GI Scientist: *looking at machine* "Must be some kind of Hot Tub Temporal Disruptor"
    GI Lead: *Stares at the Scientist, nothing but hate*


    As the Temporal Disruptor powered on the Generation Initiative Scientist knew what they had to do, armed only with an era specific pistol. A flash of light was produced and quickly faded; the GI Scientist found themself in an unfamiliar library.


    GI Scientist: "What year is it"
    Random Civilian: *enters room* "Its grand to be a pony in 1910, Princess Celestia's on the throne its the age of mares"
    GI Scientist: "They all speak in showtunes, diabolical"


    Nearby there seemed to be some sort of gathering. The announcement of the nationalization of Equestria and of Discord's role in it. The GI Scientist slipped into the crowd. As Princess Celestia was announcing him, Discord emerged. The GI Scientist took the shot. Of course being an intellectual and completely untrained in the use of fire arms the shot missed and hit Celestia.



    GI Lead: "You can't do that! The future will be changed you'll create a time paradox!"



    After their first failed attempt the Generation Initiative sent a second pony through the Temporal Disruptor to prevent the first one from killing Celestia. To the same point and time as the first one.


    GI Scientist: "What year is it"
    Random Civilian: *enters room* "Its grand to be a pony in 1910, Princess Celesti" *gunshot*



    GI Second Scientist: "What?"



    GI Lead: "You've created a time paradox! You can't keep changing the future like that!"



    After their second failed attempt the Generation Initiative sent a third pony through the Temporal Disruptor to prevent the second one from killing the random civilian.




    GI Lead:


    After many more failed attempts at killing Discord the Generation Initiative decided to call it a night and try again in the morning. On the early morning of October 23, 2077 they decided to give it another go. Sending a pony armed with an era pistol directly to the crowd gathered to hear discord's speech in 1910. The GI operative took the shot.





    Shortly after the GI operative returned from their mission a great blast could be seen in the distance, followed by another, and another, and another; culminating in an innumerable degree of explosions.

    GI Lead: "What"
    GI Scientist: *looking at nuclear explosion* "I guess you can say, its not our time"
    GI Lead: *Stares at the Scientist, nothing but hate*



    As the Generation Initiative stared out into the distance the university was engulfed by atomic flame, and too, all of civilization.

     
  8. Manuss

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    This is what could happen if you put ponies in Terminator. Awesome. :lmao::lmao::lmao::lmao:
     
  9. Noyyau

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    What else did they expect by messing with time travel?
     
  10. clanky4

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    Doomed To Learn It


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    In the year 2077, mankind had finally done it, they blew it, they blew it all up. Buck them, buck them all to hay. Atomic fire rained down from the heavens consuming any and all in its path.



    In the early days, thousands were spared the horrors of the holocaust by taking refuge in enormous underground shelters, known as vaults. Although these mainly consisted of humans there were some ponies who were admitted access into some of the vaults. Vault 74, being specifically bankrolled by Equestria, was one of the very few, if not only, vaults to contain almost exclusively ponies. Princess Celestia herself had taken refuge in Vault 74 when The Great War began.



    Less than a year after being closed a pony, Peg Solitaire, was born in Vault 74. While this wasn't all that meaningful, there were other fillies in the vault, it marked the first pony born in the vault.



    Years later at this particular fillies birthday the birthday cake was summarily executed by the vault's Mister Handy uttering the somber phrase: "I am become Andy the shatterer of cake" This became customary at all filly's birthdays.



    When she was old enough the filly began her primary education in the vault. Most subjects consisted of something practical such as Writing or Mathematics but there was also the ever so sleep inducing subject of History. A subject which the filly really did not care for.



    Among other things Vault 74 curriculum consisted of learning of the once Great Equestrian Empire. A lecture which the filly really doesn't give two horsefeathers about and summarily falls asleep during. An empire which had once ruled all of the West Coast and had colonial possessions in Australia. Until the fateful Mexican-Equestrian War which was a crushing defeat for Equestria. Although they had had a successful initial drive into Mexico they were eventually pushed out. Equestria's army crushed they were forced to not only concede war reparations to the Mexicans but also cede control of their southern territories of Las Pegasus and San Discordo.



    Some Historians believe that Equestria's crushing defeat was due to Equestria's failure to properly shift its economy and horse power towards the war effort. However, most attribute it, rightly so, to the military genius of the Mexican General Santa Anna.



    Although the Empire still existed in name it ceased to be a real factor in Global Politics. The United States of America was easily able to coax the city of Wichita, temporarily named Ponyta by the Equestrian Government, from Equestria.

    Equestria, their economy in ruins and their army still not recovered, was in dire strafes. The American's seeing this as a prime opportunity offered to form a treaty with Equestria, the North American Free Trade Act, Canada and Mexico were both eventually included in this treaty. What the treaty basically stipulated was massive economic relief to Equestria. Written into the treaty were stipulations against the size of Equestria's army and navy as well as the full rights for both American military units and US citizens to move freely throughout Equestria. In addition Equestria was mandated to turn over 60% of all produced goods to the US government after its economy had stabilized. In effect this made Equestria, in all but name, apart of the United States of America.



    As tensions mounted between the US and the communist bloc, Equestria's economy was completely reorganized to help drive the American war machine. Though it was largely business as usual for Equestria; produce what good old American Sam needed to keep them safe.

    Eventually the tensions boiled over into direct conflict. Transforming into the Resource War, the first major global conflict in history. The communists launched an ill fated invasion of Alaska but were quickly repelled by US troops. Who, taking the initiative, launched a counter strike into China. Although it is not known for sure who fired the first shot. It can be safety assumed that the communists, fearing a US victory, launched their nuclear arsenal. The US than responded with their own stockpile. And just like that culmination of over a century of arms build up led to destruction of civilization.

    Following the lecture the instructor reminded the class that their report on "Who is Best Pony" was due on the following Friday. A few days later the Generalized Occupational Aptitude Test, a test which determined a ponies place in the vault was given.



    Some years later the Overseer had announced that Princess Celestia had issued an All Clear. To do this Celestia used her unicorn powers to detect that the radiation levels outside the vault had fallen to non-lethal levels.

    As the ponies emerged from the subterranean shelter which they had called home for the past 16 years they were greeted by the harsh realities of the wasteland. Death and destruction lay all around them and yet they knew that under the leadership of their Princess that they would not only be able to survive but thrive.



    Spoiler :
    Next update will actually have gameplay in it, sorry the intro took so dern long


     
  11. Noyyau

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    Awesome! Do go on :)
     
  12. clanky4

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    Into the Wastes


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    The ponies of vault 76 had lived a sheltered life. Guarded from the horrors of the atomic wasteland which has consumed the world over a decade ago. When the time finally came to leave the vault and reclaim the wastes they put their trust, their faith, in the one they had always relied upon. After several weeks of wandering they found a place suitable to support life. The city of New Canterlot was founded.



    Jackson 'volunteered' to explore the wasteland for the glory of New Equestria. Jackson's team was sent to the north to investigate a pre-war bunker.



    Within the bunker they found guns, guns, and more guns. So many in fact that one might say that New Equestria was now an expert on small arms.




    The harsh realities of the wastes brought with them the need for labor. By any means necessary. This regrettably lead to the institution of slavery throughout the wasteland.



    Celestia decided that if ponykind was going to survive this moment in history that it was necessary for them to know how to build things.




    Jackson was sent out to explore the extremely dark wasteland.



    Jackson came upon the ruins of a bygone city. There was a giant ant nearby but Jackson knew her level wasn't high enough for a boss battle yet.



    All of a sudden everypony in New Canterlot felt safer. It seems not being dead will do that to ponies.



    Jackson had come into contact with an envoy of the Super Mutant's master race. She didn't even want to know what ordinary mutants looked like.




    Carrying on they found an extremely irradiated patch of land. An area that had been hit with so many nukes that many wonder if the person who launched said nukes was paying attention.



    Jackson got attacked by a deathclaw. But it was said that she was so tough that she killed it single hoofedly with a crowbar.



    The Great Khans had come into contact with New Equestria. They complemented the ponies there for their superior exploration skills.



    Jackson continued finding even more ruins in the lands around New Equestria.



    Equestria had figured out how to construct additional bridges, but found they needed more food.




    The capital of the Great KHANs had been found. They'd been had.



    Jackson sighted a pre-war bunker on the boarder of Great Khan territory, seemingly still untouched. This was likely due to a giant ant standing right next to.



    Jackson thought it over for a minute.

















     
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    The first Royal Guards had been equipped in New Canterlot.



    Jackson's strategy of running away ultimately worked. Because everyone knew ants hate gold.




    Equestria had learned the secrets of the wasteland having bad soil and rationed water. They decided to figure out how to administer this rationing.




    Jackson had come into contact with Caesar's Legion. She thought they seemed nice.



    Equestria had equipped its first worker. There was obviously nothing to fear in going out into the wasteland unarmed.



    Wild horse's attacked Jackson's party. They gained +1 XP




    In the Fall of 2102 while headed out further west Jackson group came under attack by a pack of radscorpions. Fighting valiantly they were killed to the last horse. Their bodies were never found.




    Princess Celestia issued 10 minutes of silence honoring Jackson. Ponies were to just sit there and think about Jackson.






    Despite the loss of literally Equestria's only scouting unit Equestria was able to figure out administering thing. They proceeded to expand the bureaucracy to meet the needs of the expanding bureaucracy.




    Celestia figured that if Equestria was going to be surrounded by the charred remains of civilization that they might as well use it.




    Matchbox Avealo completed his greatest work of insulting the denizens of the wasteland.




    With a barricade running the length of the city Celestia felt that New Equestria was secure enough to expand.



    New Equestrian scientists had unlocked the great secrets of the universe in the form of machinery. No longer did Equestria have to throw rocks at people, now they had machines for that.



    The first decade outside the vault had been hard on the fledgling New Equestria. They had lost one of their best scouts. Everypony knew though, that somehow they would pick up the pieces.

     
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    GreekAnalyzer Back from the Dead

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    this story is definitely not sub-par
     
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    Wasteward Bound


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    With New Equestria now secure enough to hold its own boarders settlers were sent out west to expand Equestria's reach.



    Unfortunately the spot that the settlers went to had already been claimed by the New Horse Empire, a group of petty survivalists. Who attacked the Equestrian garrison.



    The settlement of ponyville was founded, and within a few months a road was built.




    Ponies had figured out the fine art of looting salvaging. Now they too can hoard all of their junk in a footlocker.



    Celestia decided that it would be best if New Equestria could figure out how to make civic projects. Because, while being an starving, uneducated, filthy, depressed pony had its perks it was not for everyone.



    The Mare of New Canterlot decided that instead of expanding New Equestria's defense forces that it would be a better idea to build a car monument.




    In the year 2111.11.11 the Royal Expedition was formed. An organization with the express purpose of exploring the wastelands and securing its wealth for the glory of New Equestria.



    Literally as soon as they left the boarder they got attacked by deathclaws.




    Which they were able to kill.



    An assistant to the regional adviser thought that Equestria was ready to expand.




    He was never heard from again.



    The Royal Expedition attacked a Giant Ant after some wastelander complained to them about it for about an hour. Said wastelander than forced the Expedition to drop what they were doing and find him a new home.



    The Mare of ponyville sent the town guard out to kill some radscorpions. However the scorpions were too well equipped. They were more dangerous than she realized.



     
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    Night of the Silly Pony



    On a hill outside the safety of ponyville once lived a silly pony. Bumping into gates and
    knocking over fences. It was rather dangerous for her all alone in the wastes. One day while tending to her work there came cries that radscorpions were in the area. The silly pony simply ignored these warnings and continued on. That night a scorpion was sighted on the silly ponies hill. Don't be a silly pony.




    The Royal Expedition decided to evict some raiders from a bunker. They were quoted as saying: "Better him than me"



    Upon storming the bunker the Expedition found several captured ponies.



    The auxiliary guard of New Canterlot was sent out to deal with a few raiders who had been so bold and so foolish to enter Equestrian lands.



    Due to the dangers of the wasteland the refugees were to travel with the Royal Expedition until they arrived at ponyville. Spouting annoying stories and asking if they were there yet the entire time. It is rumored that a member of the Expedition told one of the refugees to shut up but his speech skill was not high enough to have any impact.



    The Expedition encountered the Republic of Dave. The only true sovereign nation in the Wasteland. The only really civilized place left in the world.




    Continuing on the Royal Expedition enslaved a group of raiders.




    Elsewhere The Master allowed all Super Mutants to vote for him.



    Equestria had learned how to build the finer things in life. Like sewage treatment plants and roman colosseums.



    The New California Republic Aaron Kimball had made contact with New Equestria. He informed them of his many accomplishments.




    The Royal Expedition had found a super mutant vault. It had an actual number but it was only described as "lame" in their log.



    They continued their drive to enslave the raiders of the wasteland. Making them regret ever attacking small rainbow colored horses.




    As time went on the Royal Expedition became known across the wasteland as a wandering slaver company.




    Throughout the years Livy's reputation as a jerk was cemented in the Wastes.




    A second settler was sent from New Canterlot out into the wastes.




    A place to store food and food accessories had been built in the capital. One might even go so far as to call it a city building.



    Raiders were on the march towards ponyville. The mare decided to simply wait for them. This prompted the raiders to destroy the highway to the south if the settlement. They were swiftly killed.




    The introduction of guns to the New Equestrian Army led to them having a far easier time dealing with the dangers of the wastes. While there was still always a a chance of dismemberment involved going into the wasteland was no longer a death sentence.

     
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    Too many updates for one page
     

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