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Fall From Heaven Leader's Tale - Valledia the Even

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Succession Games' started by Ozbenno, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    I have two problems with the save:
    1) The adept was supposed to burn jungle so we could build dye plantations and farms/cottages around our third city. Instead he mostly scouted- which is sort of good- but it would not have been my priority.
    2) Our workers learned how to cut down trees at the end of the last set but they don't really appear to have done any cutting down of trees. Maybe they were busy.

    My bad if these critcisms are misplaced...

    On the other hand:
    Nice scouting- we learnt lots of new stuff.

    ALSO: VERY NICE STORY. i am entertained.

    I.
     
  2. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    I realised that I accidently skipped Immy before, so Imhotep is UP, stuge ON DECK.

    I think Immac makes a couple of good points we can address in the next set. Lot of barbs out there isn't there. Should we make a grab for the crappy copper city just to get better soldiers (can make a training yard as well).
     
  3. ·Imhotep·

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  4. EverNoob

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    Wow. The story is looking good!

    btw, I should be available to play again by next weekend.
     
  5. ·Imhotep·

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    Turns played, report to follow in the evening...
     
  6. ·Imhotep·

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    Fun is at its most
    bow to your gracious host
    yeah, bow down really low


    before you enter the freak's grand show

    My Artists brought reports back
    said they found another people's track
    they live up north a ride of a day
    greeted me but quickly went away.

    The Amurites they are called
    another tribe to be enthralled
    by my guile and my wit
    cause no one has quite my grit.

    Don't know whether they're young or old
    but 'round here things are all gold
    as I enter the stage there's no hiss
    we're living in an age of bliss.



    To the show we served finest apple cider
    but up north they only had a nasty spider
    I'm told they dealed with it in the end
    but help I fortunately didn't send...



    As down here we're close to discover gravitation
    up north they're still wondering about exploration
    roads sure can help this tribe grow
    but they may lead to a faster visit from the freak show...



    Just lately from afar we saw a black haze
    the jungle and woods are all ablaze
    wicked magic set them on fire
    the Amurites will soon burn too on the pyre !



    Still there is nothing to fear
    the days of their mastery ain't near
    they are a forgotten little tribe
    without hope and the freak's vibe !



    Their warriors still lack prowess
    and I can only vaguely guess
    if they will capture the city or not
    as it is overall not so hot.



    Those Amurites have wicked ways
    now animals are serving them those days
    to us the animals are like a friend
    this will lead to the Amurite's end.



    The Amurites so far were dumb
    their eyes were blind and numb
    but now they've spotted the land of the dwarves
    where into the hills they carve.



    They still can't put horses to their use
    as they're out of reach for abuse
    but I bet this is a matter of time
    as they will eventually be at their prime.



    This to hinder the freak stands forth
    The freaks will liberate all the north
    So says Perpentach, Lord of Clowns
    eager to free Amurite towns.


    Imhotep
     
  7. Morganknight

    Morganknight Chieftain

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    veruh nice!!
     
  8. ·Imhotep·

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    OOC stuff:

    The city might serve as production city if we farm all the grasslands and pasture the sheep, but otherwise it's not so great. The Warrior has 98.7% odds, a second warrior is on the way. I've burned the jungle and started plantations. Cevedes is on Settler duty for the copper spot but also on full commerce mode as I've selected Elementalism next for improving our mana nodes. The Luichirp are south of Perpentach, no contact made yet though.

    Imhotep
     
  9. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    Nice Immy, stuge is UP but I noticed in another thread he is busy for a few days, so MorganKnight is UP (stuge falls to On Deck).
     
  10. eewolf

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    What is this great racket that disturbs my slumber? The banging and thumping and pounding! Crash! Crack! Ah, my ears and my head. My mountain dwelling has known only peace for ages.

    I am Nomia and this is my mountain. And this is my valley. Oh, I am not alone, the valley teams with animals. Sheep, bear, lions, and even some of those humans. But they are of no consequence.

    Whack! Thump! What is that infernal noise?

    Ah, the humans are busy this morning. I see they are dragging wood from a nearby forest up that hill. This is most unusual, they are not very industrious and terribly obtuse. You can have more cerebral banter with a pack of wolves.

    What are they up to? Well, I am already awake with this dreadful noise, so I will take a little swim up the river and have a look.

    My, my, these little beasts have been busy. They have built themselves some rather dreary shelters and what looks like some appalling communal building where gods-know-what human rites must take place. And the noise, unbearable.

    Oh! The pitiful creatures have chosen a leader, some poor pathetic minnow to prop up their inconsequential lives. At least they chose a female, not that it matters in any meaningful way. And they have a name for their disheveled collection of brush, Cevedes. As if a mere title will bestow some import to their pitiful existence.

    Enough of this! I retreat to my mountain home and seek solace. But the horrible beasts are relentless and continue their useless toils until after dark. I am angry, but playful.

    As the darkness pushes the frightened souls into their frail lodges, I am running down the mountain and into their little town. I scatter their tools and pull thatches from their huts. I bang rocks and shriek as I run from one end to the other.

    I can feel the fear in them. I know they are trembling inside. Their thoughts betray them as I predicted. They are now thinking this idea was foolish and they should return to their old simple ways. I laugh and dive into the river, the sound loud in their ears.

    But what is this? Someone stands on the hill, looking down at me in the river. A challenge? From a human? This cannot be, this one has gone mad. I approach and there is no retreat. It is the one they call Valledia, the chosen one.

    She is afraid, I feel that. But she does not flee. I could erase her from where she stands. But she is different. There is more to this one than all the others. Still trivial. But, if there are more like this, it could be quite... entertaining for a nymph like me.

    I close the distance in a heartbeat and stare into her eyes. We are not a hair's width apart. There is sweat on her brow, though the night is cool. I smile and she trembles. And then I am up the mountain and home again.

    If only Valledia knew what lies ahead, what is out there beyond their little valley. The fear she felt tonight is but a flicker of the inferno to come.
     
  11. Ozbenno

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    Aaah! That's what was making all that noise last time I played :lol: :goodjob:

    Excellent!
     
  12. Ozbenno

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    The meeting had long been organized but Valledia felt uneasy about finally meeting Perpentach face to face. She was too young to remember Perpentach, but she clearly remembered the tale she was told about him as a youngster came to her mind as she walked through the doors to the chamber where Perpentach was waiting for her.

    ‘You have something about you,
    Something I can smell.
    A taint as it were.
    Of someone I knew well.’

    With these words, Valledia’s mind was focused back to the tall man dressed in a clown’s costume standing before her. She shifted uncomfortably at his piercing gaze but remained focused on her mission.

    “Greetings my Lord Perpentach. May the friendship of the Amurites and the Balseraphs be everlasting.” As she said the words she could feel the lightest of touches cross her thoughts. Muttering the charms the adepts had taught her, she met Perpentach’s gaze and smiled. She was delighted to see his eyes widen slightly as he realized what she had done.

    ‘Such tricks you know
    Your mind is clear.
    But pray tell,
    For why are you here?’

    “We are after information, my lord. We seek Kylorin.” This time Perpentach’s eyes tightened and his gaze hardened.

    ‘My master, your father,
    All for one and one for all
    A happy family
    One kept in thrall.’

    With this, Perpentach motioned to a lackey in the room, turned around and walked away.

    “Perpentach, wait.” cried Valledia, “What do you know?”

    But Perpentach never looked back and left the room. Valledia felt a tugging at her sleeve. “My lady, please be seated at the table and we will discuss how to cement the friendship of the Amurites and Balseraphs. Please”

    She sat down and started the discussions, as these were important matters to the future prosperity and security of the Amurites but she kept looking at the door, unable to shake the feeling that Perpentach knew more than he was letting on to.
     
  13. Immaculate

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    Ewww....:squirm: ... tasty.... there be good reading for this morning's :coffee:.
    i.
     
  14. stuge

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    Nice pieces there! :goodjob:

    Thanks for decking me, Oz.
     
  15. Morganknight

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    Got it, give me a couple of days to work through my set.
     
  16. TheJopa

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    Report please :)
     
  17. Morganknight

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    Story to follow. Save posted to continue. Sorry to take so long. Its been a crazy week.
     

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  18. Ozbenno

    Ozbenno Fly Fly Away Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    No problems. Put the story in a new post, don't edit your previous one please.

    stuge is UP.
     
  19. stuge

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    'K, I'll probably need the full time to play, so everybody be patient. :sleep:
     
  20. EverNoob

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    Alright, I'm back in action. Looks like I have a lot of story to catch up on!
     

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