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Classic Succession #4: or, how do you spell beer & pretzels in Cyrillic?

Discussion in 'Civ2 - Stories & Tales' started by Andu Indorin, Jun 21, 2001.

  1. Andu Indorin

    Andu Indorin Retired Druid

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    The Legend of Rurik, Founder of Rus

    In the dawn of time, there was a wandering hunter by the name of Rurik. It chanced one day that, while sitting by the fire eating his latest kill, a one-eyed strange wanderer joined him. The stranger introduced himself as Bolverk Ygg, and he told Rurik that it would be his responsibility to lead a people to commence their destiny. Rurik considered this an ill omen. But the stranger gave him four scrolls that revealed secrets that Rurik had never dreamt of. One scroll told him how to take copper and tin and forge a stronger metal called Bronze; another scroll revealed how to carve Runes so as to communicate at a distance; another revealed how to tame a wild animal called the Horse and ride upon its back to travel greater distances; and the final scroll revealed the importance of burying the dead so as to honor them in their journey to the hereafter.

    After receiving these scrolls, Rurik was dismayed with the responsibility placed upon his shoulders, and asked "Why me?" The stranger merely pointed up at the heavens and said, "Follow in the direction of that Cross in the southern skies; and when you come to the base of a mountain you will find the people that require your leadership." After Rurik had identified the Cross in the sky, he turned to the stranger to again ask, "Why me?"; but the stranger had disappeared; but by his fire he found a sword made of what must be Bronze.

    The next morning, the entire experience seemed as if it were a dream; but there were those four scrolls and the sword. So Rurik travelled southward, and after many days he espied a mountain. Coming to the base of that mountain, he discovered a large band of wandering nomads. Impressing them with the might of sword and the depth of his knowledge, he assumed leadership of the wandering band. He divided the band into two groups. He directed one band to head south to the shores of the southern sea and there they were to found a village called Novgorod (3950bc); the other band he led northeastward, where there were rumors of another small tribe. Coming upon this tribe, Rurik discovered that they had already discovered the secret of Horsemanship; and in the face of Rurik's sword and wisdom, they decided to join him (3950bc). Rurik then took command of these Horsemen to further explore the lands of the region, and he directed the remaining nomads to head north to found another city as they deemed fit; these nomads, having discovered a shoal good for fishing, they founded the city of St. Petersburg in (3750bc).

    Rurik led his Horsemen first to the east; while they discovered mighty sea beasts that were called Whales, he found that there was but little land to the eastward (3900-3800bc). Returning westward, he was pleased to learn that his people had not been idle, for the wisemen had discovered a Code of Laws (3650bc); he set them the task of discovering the wisdom of Monarchy. Continuing west, he encountered another small village; living by the sea, they revealed the wisdom of Map Making (3650bc). Continuing westward into the unknown, he encountered along a narrow stretch of land strange trees covered in Silk, mighty herds of Buffalo that roam the plains, and more whales (3600-3500bc). Westward and westward he continued, until he came upon another small village; so impressed with his Horsemen that they decided to join the mighty peoples of Rus, and Rurik christened the new village Kiev (3450bc). Rurik headed south from Kiev, but encountered more water; proceeding westward, he found only fish and more water (3350bc-3300bc). Having discovered what seemed to be the "known world," Rurik despaired. And pagan that he was, he climbed a mighty cliff by the sea and threw himself into the accursed waters. Thus ends the legend of Rurik, founder of Rus.
     
  2. Kev

    Kev Hired Goon

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    And away we go. Looking forward to this one!

    I've posted the last story on #3. I am sorry but I just couldn't get the dumb thing to work. I need "special" education.

    I would be happy to email to someone who can do it correctly.

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    saying "Good Doggie"
    until you can find a rock
     
  3. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    Just send it to me, Kev, I'll upload it to CFC.
    And ofcourse a to Succession Game #4. Is Thunderfall in as well?

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    I know it seem hard sometimes, but uh...
    remember one thing:
    through every dark night,
    there's a bright day after that,
    so no matter how hard it get, stick ya chest out
    keep ya head up and handle it.
     
  4. Flatlander Fox

    Flatlander Fox Armed Cultural Consultant

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    Foreword: WOW, deity is pretty nasty in the early going!!! But I think we will do quite well, once the ball is rolling.

    I have separated the game into three distinct ages. You will see.

    Reign of Theodorski Fedorovski Kasporovski Yannickstuvski Gilleteski the First. Also know as Teddy the Beardless.

    3250-3100bc: A large crowd of peasants, led by a clean shaven, swarthy character named Gilleteski takes over the palace. He then offers his co-conspirators fiefdoms in far off Kiev and has them murdered on the way. Thus began the reign of Teddy the Beardless.
    The people are pleased with his talk of exploration and more breadlines, so they do not immediately revolt. Teddy begins work on a seafaring vessel in Novograd, and sends settlers from the city to build a new settlement towards the forest to the North. Teddy also sets the royal calvary to work, by exploring the coastal parts of the country. Monarchy is discovered!!! Teddy convinces the rather superstious populace that he is rather buddy-buddy with a certain beardless god Ivanski (The god of Vodka, War, and wanton women so he says). He then declares that Ivanski himself chose Teddy ruler of all Russia. The people accept, they really have nothing to do anyway but work or die, so they are not overly concerned with who is in charge. But they like the sound of this new god.
    3100-2800bc: The Age of the King (Or of the clippers). Teddy set out on his greatest conquest, a beardless Russia. After founding Minsk (2950bc) Teddy decreed that all Russian men would not be allowed to wear a beard unless a special tax was paid.
    This was a grave mistake, for most Russian men (and some women!!!) took great pride in their beards. This was tantamount to asking them to give up their very lives.
    Teddy quickly discovered that the Russian people are perpetually angry anyway, but to stoke the fires of their anger is pure foolishness. But he continued the law, and many revolts broke out in every city. Production quickly ground down to a halt in some cities. Teddy was forced to hire entertainers in all of the cities. Also Teddy had fulfilled his promise of more breadlines, but since the Royal artist was not very good at drawing bread, many people didn't understand the signs posted at or near the breadlines. So Teddy decreed that his wise men discover a new way of communicating. After Masonry was discovered, Teddy set this great project into motion. Teddy was forced to repeal the beard tax in 2800bc, but the damage had been done. The Russian people enjoyed rioting so much that they began doing it just for the fun of it.
    2800-2550bc: Teddy, growing sick of his whining people, decided that he would leave with the trireme that he had built and discover the New World. He left a few trusted beardless men in charge and set out. After a long journey he spotted an icy land due south of Russia proper. He called it Friggincoldski, for the less then desirous temperatures there. He followed the coast and discovered a group of hardy beardless folk, who joined the King and his royal horsemen. Teddy recieved word that his wisemen had come up with a way to draw pictures that meant something. It was called writing, and he was very glad to see it. But he never learned it, as a group of bearded conspirators threw him overboard in a storm off of Friggincoldski in 2550bc.

    Notes: Unhappiness is quieted, for the moment. You will have a trireme in the south, I recommend you just follow the map edge until you find something. Good luck!!!

    Note: The beardless thing was a direct result of all of the unhappiness that went on in my reign. I figured beardless Russkies would be perpetually pissed so I went with it.

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  5. Andu Indorin

    Andu Indorin Retired Druid

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    That's funny ... Peter the Great ran into the same problem with his beard tax!!!
     
  6. Smash

    Smash Super Lurker Retired Moderator

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    thought I'd bring this here.So far:

    Andu Indorin (start-up): AStoll2525@aol.com
    Flatlander: calamb1@excite.com
    Kira: kiraklop@hotmail.com
    goodbye_mr_bond: marukosu@yahoo.com
    willemvanoranje: kevinklop@hotmail.com
    Smash: Smash007@altavista.com
    Kev: KevD111@aol.com
     
  7. Kev

    Kev Hired Goon

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    Any word from Kira on this?
     
  8. Kira

    Kira Prince

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    willem is on vacation with his friends. He'll be back by tuesday, so G_mr_B should send the game to smash.

    The Reign of Kira I

    2500 B.C.: After the Beardless men that were left in charge told Kira everything that was important for her to rule over the empire she says the ship where Teddy travelled with should continue exploring the coast of Friggincoldski, and after a few years of exploring this, the ship landed on an Island. They saw a little village and went to see what kind of people lived there. The people were very friendly and when they saw that we were able to tame wild animals and ride on them, they desided that their village should belong to the great empire of the Russian, The name of the village was Smolensk..........., but as this is hard to remember, we call it Smolensk, which is quite easier.
    2450-2150 B.C.: 300 years where the explorations continued and the world seemed to become bigger and bigger every year, and we discover an Island next to the one where Somensk is. We found a city there and call it Odessa. In this period of intensive explorations, the wisemen finaly found a way to draw meaningfull pictures. They call this "writing".They are now set to find out literacy and a new city was founded called Odessa on an Island next to the one with smolensk on it.2100-1900 B.C.: The project of the wise men is now finished and Kira says they have to find a way to make it easier to trade things, because people haven't always got something to trade with. They already have an idea, but the only thing they want to say is that they'll call it currency. On the Island where evrything once began with Rurik we found two new cities: Tblisi and Sevastopol.
    1850 B.C.: Our horsemen find another village just like Smolensk once was. When they enter, the people are running and shouting and everybody gets a weapon. Our horsemen attack these people, because they're sure they'll be killed if they wouldn't. They fought brave and killed more then half the people, but they were killed in this battle, all of them. When the people from Odessa see what happened near their city, they gather some brave men and make weapons for them so they'll be able to defend the city from these ruthless people.
    1800 B.C.: Again, we found a new city and this time we'll call it Sverdlovsk. But also two cities start rioting: Tblisi and St. Petersburg. We build a temple in St. Petersburg, as quick as possible. This is quite expensive, so Kira desides not to do that in both cities and finds another solution, which is a lot cheaper. She sends an entertainer to the city, so that the people will be distracted untill we built a temple there too.

    After these riots Kira thinks the people don't believe in her anymore and that that they hate her. She vanishes, but leaves a note(grat invention, writing). I the note she says she wants her brother to be the new leader. The people try to find him, but nobody has seen him after the day Kire became the leader of the Rus. The people didn't know what to do and who should rule over them, until............

    [This message has been edited by Kira (edited June 30, 2001).]
     
  9. Omega the Great

    Omega the Great Chieftain

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    I have no idea what a succession game is or how to play one but i can make a nice storyline. 15 turns right ok then.

    In the Reign of the Josephus Bakerius I.

    1750-1550BC: Josephus Bakerius I rose to the throne. With the dissappearance of Kira, and rioting during her reign Josephus decrees that all cities under his rule will be consolidated and begins a massive garrisoning of Russian cities. Brave warriors all around Russia heed Josephus' call. With the majority of russia defended Josephus began an extensive temple building campaign. wise men declare that there are four gods who have defeated Ivanski for rule over the universe. those gods are Charnalin, god of death and chaos, Vladski, god of life and order, Erikstroika, god of fire and earth, and Kanezzarski, god of wind and water. the wise men call this new religious concept polytheism.
    1500BC: Cancer Bakerius, domestic advisor, suggest that Josephus speed up the temple building campaign. "we don't have that kind of money you fool!" was josephus' reply to cancer. the entertainers in tblisi were put back to work. as a result riots spouted up and the mayor fled as fast as he could. "st. petersburg has no riots and is very happy right now. use the garrisons there to crush the rioting dissidents, sire." suggested xavier bakerius, the defense minster. "very well, i will dispatch forces now."
    1450-1300BC: warriors from the st. petersburg garrison march toward tblisi and return order to the city. in kiev a temple is completed and the city gathers people for a new road project.
    1250-1000BC: Josephus commissions people from kiev to begin work on the Bakerius Imperial road which will connect Moscow to Kiev, St. Petersburg, and Tblisi. tblisi completes its temple and begins to gather people to work on the imperial road project. early one morning in moscow an angry mob of peasants gather around the palace. "josephus is a tyrant!" they shout as guards hold them back. a servant approaches josephus and tells him xavier has send warriors on his way to moscow to quell the rebellion. a loud crash is heard is the mob armed with pith forks and rakes beat the guards to death and knoch the gate to the palace down with a make shift battering ram. "death to the tyrant!" they chant as they storm the palace. josephus runs as fast as he can to the back gate but he is too slow the mob grabs him and beat him. the next day xavier get a report from moscow reading:

    Lord Xavier,

    we bring you grave news from moscow josephus' palace has been overrun. and he is no where the be found. this morning we received report that josephus and the emperess lilith were both exiled to friggincoldski. we sent scouts to look for them but no trace of them was found.

    Vladimir
    moscow defense garrison

    now the throne laid empty until.......

    so is this good i want to play but i don't know how to.

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    Omega the Great
     
  10. Kev

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    Ah, Kira the great expansionist. Great job. Looking forward to seeing your write up Mr. Bond.

    Omega:
    The succession game that we're playing is an actual Civ2 game. We each play 15 turns and then pass the game on to the next person on a predetermined list via email. We write about our turns here in the forum (so the next person knows what went on before), but we like to "spice" them up a bit and write about them in very clever themes and such.

    We've come to realize that with 6 different people playing we come across 6 different tactics and strategies. It seems to make the game more challenging and more fun at the same time. Additionally, I've seen that there are a lot of good writers around and I absolutely love to read about each person's "reign".

    There are sporadic sign-ups here on this forum depending on the Civ2 version that you have (Classic, MGE, ToT, etc). I am sure if you keep visiting, one will open up and you can get involved.

    They really are quite fun!

    And by the way, I enjoyed your story as well!
     
  11. goodbye_mr_bond

    goodbye_mr_bond Ancient

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    ARGH! Guys, I think I'm fated never to play a succession game...

    My computer nosedived this weekend, and after furiously nursing it back to health and reinstalling applications, I realized that I no longer have my Classic CD!

    I'm passing the game--my turns unplayed--on to Smash (as per Kira's instructions). Maybe I'll do an 'alternate' timeline on FW and check in to compare our progress. Sorry...
     
  12. Smash

    Smash Super Lurker Retired Moderator

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    I got it ok,but...it is corrupted.Supposed to be 138k but now its 135k and it doesn't do a thing

    Resend in zip format please.

     
  13. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    Maybe Kira should send it to you? Or do you already have it?

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    remember one thing:
    through every dark night,
    there's a bright day after that,
    so no matter how hard it get, stick ya chest out
    keep ya head up and handle it.
     
  14. Andu Indorin

    Andu Indorin Retired Druid

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    Yes, Willem; Kira should pass this along to Smash ... AND ...

    Kind of a Good News, Bad News kind of thing.

    Bad News: We now have pop-up advertising windows. (And there has got to be a way to indicate that we are not the right target market for the on-line casino business -- unless, of course, the AI running the casino is as inept as the AI running a proper civilization -- ah, but they're running the Barbarian subroutine!).

    Good News: We can now post our "turns at bat" in this forum. Which means -- I think --: (1) a central location for the *.sav game files of the game in progress; (2) a MAP to accompany the text descriptions of new discoveries and conquests; (3) as long as the memory space isn't broken, a place to post pix of our glorious moments of conquests.

    Procedures are described in the
    CivFanatics Current Announcements . No doubt, there are probably some bugs still in the system; so be prepared for contingency plans. (My number one question: how do you delete a file from your allowance?) But these things can be worked out; let us take advantage of this opportunity. 'Cause it is ideal for a Succession Game.) {Funny thing: I've yet to run into one those utterly annoying pop-up advertisements during this current log-on; lucky me!!!}

    Spoke way too soon!!! Just got nailed with three of those buggers in a row.
    Gotta work on that target-market b.s.!


    [This message has been edited by Andu Indorin (edited July 04, 2001).]
     
  15. starlifter

    starlifter Deity

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    A couple days ago, I discovered this part of the Forum and read the several pages of the game that finished 2 weeks ago. It was quite entertaining!


    If you all could use another player, I'm adaptable to a lot of different playing styles, normally play deity (except in GOTMs, where level is preset), and pretty darned good ... plus, I enjoy writing. I should be able to do 15 turns within 24 hours, and send the results on their merry way.

    BTW, I run Civ II MGE (with patch 3, March 1999) and no modifications (e.g., no Facist patch or rules.txt alterations).

    My e-mail is starlifter@eudoramail.com. So if you need a pinch hitter or substitute, let me know .
     
  16. willemvanoranje

    willemvanoranje Curitibano

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    I'm back from holidays guys, though I will be gone from saturday 'till July 24th.

    This is the classic Civ II succession game, there is one for MGE as well.

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    I know it seem hard sometimes, but uh...
    remember one thing:
    through every dark night,
    there's a bright day after that,
    so no matter how hard it get, stick ya chest out
    keep ya head up and handle it.
     
  17. Kev

    Kev Hired Goon

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    OK guys, where do we stand here?

    I would love to see the game soon - sounds like it could get interesting.

    Mr. Bond - I am sorry about your computer!! That sucks! Is there a way to get at your (or anyone else's) CD, or do we need to count you out for this round?

    I'd be happy to send you mine if you'd like - how much to mail a CD to Japan??

    If Mr. Bond can't join, shall we invite others or just play with who we have?

    Finally - I'll be in Chicago on business from July 12th returning on July 17th. I would love to play my turns before the 12th so I don't hold anyone up.

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  18. Smash

    Smash Super Lurker Retired Moderator

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    Still waiting for mr bond or somebody to resend the save.Last one was corrupted.

    ZIP
     
  19. Stormbringer

    Stormbringer The Brick and The Rose

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    Hey! Can someone tell me how I can join one of the games like this??
     
  20. Andu Indorin

    Andu Indorin Retired Druid

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    Runesinger???

     

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