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DaftNES V (Turn 4 in progress: Ice Age Humanity)

Discussion in 'Never Ending Stories' started by Daftpanzer, Jan 20, 2019.

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Update this Monday? I'll try to pick up the pace. Will require orders by Sunday...

Poll closed Feb 9, 2019.
  1. Yes

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  2. No, we should delay a bit

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  1. topsecret

    topsecret Spymaster

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    I will submit some orders sometime today, if possible.
     
  2. LordArgon

    LordArgon Chieftain

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    Tribe name?
    Kodaka
    What colour represents your tribe?
    Maroon or Dark Blue
    Which population are you branching from?
    Mau with some Hannu mixed in.
    What two variations in physical characteristics* set your tribe apart?
    • Hair turns gray prematurely, starting at around twenty years of age.
    • Slightly webbed toes.
    What two specialisations does your tribe have?
    • Fishing Nets
    • Boatbuilding
    How aggressive or friendly is your tribe?
    Tends to remain neutral to outsiders. While not welcomed, outsiders who do not act threatening will not be driven off and will be traded with if advantageous.
    Will your people migrate, or remain where they are?
    Migrate to the west of the Mau islands and move upriver.
     
  3. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    I'll add words or orders today or tomorrow.

    Although btw Daftpanzer, Rasna should probably be colored red now that the Viirsa are gone from the map :)
     
  4. erez87

    erez87 Lord of Random

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    Mau

    Physical

    no change

    What two new specialisations does your tribe develop?
    1.
    cultivation of island fauna and flora (coconut trees, pigs etc...)
    2. CStory telling evolves further into history remembering etc. Story telling by song becomes a deep entrenched part of the culture

    How aggressive/adventurous or cautious is your tribe?

    less adventurous than in the past, but maintain sea contact with each other. Some sort of event causes Mau to stop looking for new lands.

    What are your relations with other tribes?

    Cold and distant. Mau try to keep to themselves, and would leave an area rather than coexist.

    Will your people migrate, or remain where they are?
    I vote remain ;)
     
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2019
  5. topsecret

    topsecret Spymaster

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    -Sentri Orders-

    What physical characteristic are you adding? (if any)

    None

    What two new specialisations does your tribe develop?
    1.
    The Sentri are ever eager to discover new things and known for sending travelers across the lands. Therefore, they develop a rudimentary system of carving messages and pictures of what they have seen. They carve these messages in stone or wood. This establishes a tribal unity because it increases Sentri cultural identity for their language and worldview, and it allows thoughts and ideas to be shared in a "written" (more accurately, picture) form.

    2. The southern tribes attempt to use the river to cultivate any edible plants and fruit they find in the jungle to help with the food requirements of a large tribe.

    How aggressive/adventurous or cautious is your tribe?

    The Sentri become more cautious because of the battles to their north and south. While they still willingly accept trade, they do not wander into Ransa lands. Some Sentri may wander back to their ancestral homeland to the west on the sheltered peninsula where the Maesa originally lived, but the majority continue to hold together in their hilly homeland.

    What are your relations with other tribes?

    Meeting other tribes continues to be a Sentri priority.

    The Sentri avoid the Traessa as much as possible, except when the Traessa seek to trade instead of kill!

    The Sentri seek to trade their craftsmanship with the Ransa if they are willing. They would like a more peaceful relationship if possible.

    While trading with the Vahaeara, the Sentri begin to learn of their culture and knowledge of the sea. A strong trading relationship, and even a welcoming friendship begins to develop between the two tribes if the Vahaeara are willing to establish it.

    Will your people migrate, or remain where they are?

    A small contingent from the mountain may migrate west, but overall they remain.
     
  6. Terrance888

    Terrance888 Discord Reigns

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    New Culture the Naessu
    (New color blue green, secondary color yellow)

    From a mixture of Baessa and Naua, a new group emerges with a different outlook towards trading and travel. As friendly interactions between the two groups increase, as some Baessa groups begun looking forward to these meetings, as Naua begun settling coastal harbors, and as new traditions developed to extract wealth from this harsh land, a new people arose. Particularly, these people are studiers of other people, traveling to learn the needs and pains of their fellow men, and striving to bring - and even anticipate! - these needs. This primitive trading becomes coded as part of the gifting and storytelling culture of the Naessu.



    What physical characteristic are you adding? (if any)

    From the Baessa - Taller brow and nose shape for swimming and diving, taller body with even fat distribution.

    From the Naua - The Haanu have broad noses and very curly hair of varying tints, generally lighter in tone than their skin, and are generally short and stocky in build.

    New Feature 1 - The facial structure of the Naessu is a unique combination and expression of its two forebears, leading to a distinctive “Flat-faced” or “Baby-faced” look. This facial shape is very expressive and easily lends itself to dramatization and exaggerated emoting, as well mirroring techniques.

    New Feature 2 - Hair color becomes even lighter as well as more vibrant, framing their faces with fuzzy curly decor.


    What two new specialisations does your tribe develop?

    A new storytelling tradition arises from their experimental and observational culture. By mixing fact with a narrative purpose, they become easier to transmit and become passed down the oral traditions. The words of note are “Kusse’ta” which means “As is known” or “An old fact.” and “Muka’se” which means “As they say” or “it is told that.” This story telling tradition helps encode two key pieces of information - the opportunities provided by moving inland and transitioning for the cold seasons, and their relationships with their neighbors.



    Secondly is the slow growth and development of semi-ritualized and growing in scale gift/trading network, reaching into both Baessa and Naua lands, and possibly even to the Traessa and Masa, or beyond. While the home remains, exploratory travel still lures many Naessu to wander the high seas, to rediscover the lands spoken of in stories and renew these old connections, as well as build new ones. They will learn new languages, spread technologies/techniques, marry into various genetic pools and learn new stories. The duality of “reliving” and “new living” develops as well. The importance of gifting is also developed and may be spread. The different types of gift, the gifts that rhyme versus the ones that harmonize, the spontaneous ones versus the ones that please various spirits, ancestors, to traditions. As easy going people, these traditions are long evolving and although they respect them, they are also willing to change them pramatically. (i.e. a colder winter may lead them to gift more furs and preserved foods)


    How aggressive/adventurous or cautious is your tribe?

    Highly adventurous and very incautious. Even though they had oral traditions passed down, it takes long for a “Muka’se” to become a “Kusse’ta”, and even ‘Kusse’ta” do not go unquestioned. However, they are also very unaggressive, seeing the value of the other types of humans they see, and preferring to escape or bide instead of kill.



    What are your relations with other tribes?

    Very good with Baessa. Positive with Naua and Masa. With the Traessa, specific groups form specific, carefully ritualized and polite relationships. The Traessan tribes that do find their fortunes bloom over time,.



    Will your people migrate, or remain where they are?

    The Naessu will develop along the peninsula between the Baessa and the Naua, and often travel inland during the winter to avoid the chills and to access various stores. Individual Naessu travel far and wide, reaching the Sentri, Masa, or even beyond.
     
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2019
  7. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Sorry for shortness, I wanted this in before the deadline and am exhausted

    Rasna

    Physical

    Darker skin, hair remains blonde

    What two new specialisations does your tribe develop?
    1.
    Pick up on Sentrii messaging through trade
    2. Camel get! Let's try again

    How aggressive/adventurous or cautious is your tribe?

    No intention for warfare, but it's probably time to splinter. At your discretino, of course. Let the branches all keep a Viirsa language family please :religion:

    What are your relations with other tribes?

    Amiable and trading with all foreigners save Vaehara. There should be enough unreasonable conflict internally to cover their lust for power, if you wish these people to search for power.

    Will your people migrate, or remain where they are?
    Pressured by Vaehara raids, some actually migrate into the frostlands - another branch of the Viirsa family tree if possible : )
     
  8. Jehoshua

    Jehoshua Catholic

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    Annotated Map of the Vahaeara Region.

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    Additions

    Vahayemano - Forest Land of the People [*approximate]
    Anayoshir - Island of the Hot Lake.
    Dafoshir - Isle of Seals
     
  9. Daftpanzer

    Daftpanzer There may be more posts after this.

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    Hello, I mentioned updating on Monday night and its now Thursday... So that hasn't quite worked out :o I've not been feeling well this week so that hasn't helped.

    I want to assure you I've been working on the update, with some surprises coming to the map this turn. I'm now aiming for a Friday evening update.

    (sometimes working on the update mid-week is really hard, so I have to remember that - weekends are always better, even just to get the majority of stuff done)
     
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