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Lost Notes of Young Mansa Musa

Discussion in 'Team CivFanatics' started by Arkipeller, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    I've already posted an entry and will continue to post when I got time (today?)

    What people can do is to suggest stuff that may be written about and what information we can give away? F.ex: Is it dangerous to reveal that our capital is named Indira? (everyone knows we got a capital anyways :crazyeye:)

    Let the mad ideas flow!
     
  2. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    (This entry seems to be from the same era as the previous found inscribed skin)

    There is lots of profit in the long days of rain. Our pet cat definitely don't like the rain and even refuse to leave our tent these days, but most of mother nature subjects seems to thrive and blossom. Maybe there is a duality between everything in the world?
    It seems that this season have more rain than I've seen in many years. The grassy area just beyond our tent reminds me of the swampy area we lived in before settling down here. My mother Indira is among all the elderly that have fell sick this time. She's boiling from inside and most of her golden skin seems to be just a ghostly shadow of it former self.

    In another note, there have been an interesting contest among the citizens what to call our settlement. By now, we've mostly called it "town", "camp" or as some of the elderly tend to call it for a joke "temps - our temporary camp". Neither father or the contesting warlords seem to care about the topic, but it would be glorious to find a name worth remembering.

    ( It seems that young Mansa have tried to do some feeble art at the end of the skin. It could be a fat woman or an elephant... or maybe a mango?)
     
  3. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    Note/ Spoilers:

    I am going to kill Mansa's father in an entry, so we get the right leader.
    I am going to kill Mansa's mother in an entry, so the capitol get the right name.
    I am going to introduce Yossarian as the appointed shadow of Mansa Musa (Ear of Ears/ The one who hears everything or something funny like that.)
    I am going to introduce the chosen leader in team as the chosen warlord.
     
  4. YossarianLives

    YossarianLives Deity

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    This sounds great to me. Thanks Arkipeller for putting this together. I really like your plan of killing off mom and dad to get the capital name and leader into place. I'm a little reluctant in sharing about our flood plains, but I guess there isn't a lot of harm in doing that.

    My idea was to write about young Mansa waking from a dream in which a stranger kills a wolf, and remembering about a recent nightmare where the "vicious creature" killed the warrior. This alludes to a couple turns back, when an unknown team lost a warrior, almost certainly to a barb animal.
     
  5. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    Hmmm... I could rewrite it so no area info is given. I got no complains beside that comment, so I guess it's postable
     
  6. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    Last night father awoke me in the middle of night. Being awaken after a long day of hard labor did not make me so pleased, but I can't just dismiss my father. This night he introduced me to a shadowy cloaked figure I've never seen before in our camp. His hands was brighter than the moon and it seemed that he was not eating well, during his bleak appearance. My father had to explain to me that it is time to learn some about the different aspects of being a chief.

    Yossarian, as the master of Ears is called, represented the Shadow Council, the ears and eyes of the Chief. It has so come to pass that one of the sages of the Council had a vision of a young warrior being attacked by animals in the middle of the night, butchered during his rest after a long day. The Sage did also mention a landscape neither of our elders or sages knew, coming to the conclusion Yossarian wanted to warn my father about: It seems we are not alone, cause this dream was channeled from the real world.

    I was walking this morning, slightly disturbed about that I actually did not know everyone in our settlement as I noticed the same cold hands, broken and skinny selling skins and curios at the marked. The piercing woodlike eyes of Yossarian greeted me. "Is there something I can assist you with, young one?".

    I praise the gods that Yossarian is a friend and not a foe.
     
  7. YossarianLives

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    Well, I like it! :D

    Should we wait a bit before we post another story, at least until Poly posts another of their own?

    Speaking of which, Obi Wan is on Poly, right? I don't see him in any of the rosters, but Poly certainly incorporated that poem into their storyline. If so, then it's just them and us participating so far.
     
  8. YossarianLives

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    Young Mansa, I have a message for you.*

    I have ears in many places, and my little birds bring me stories from afar. I gaze deep into the flames and see visions not meant for the eyes of most men. I have heard of realms beyond those that our people have explored, where man and beast are locked in mortal struggle. In this land the vicious creatures have proven more powerful then the strongest and best trained warriors. We must take care to protect our sons who we send exploring into new lands, to avoid this tragic fate.

    *It may be controversial to publicly reveal information we know about other teams before we have made contact with anyone. Therefore, it might be best not to post this info. What does the team think?
     
  9. cav scout

    cav scout The Continuum

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    I think that is way too much info to release, plus it will just anger RB for no real benefit.
     
  10. grant2004

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    I'd avoid revealing that info. We talk a lot about RB being our chief opponent, because we expect they will do well, and will require a counterbalance. However it's not completely crazy to imagine an alliance between the top teams early on to whittle down the field. If politics and geography play out the correct way we may be looking to them as an ally, at least for a little while. If that ends up being our best option I'd hate to make them any more suspicious of us. I'm sure the team that would have the biggest problem with someone revealing that info would be RB.

    It might also have a negative impact on other teams as well. If they realize our demohacking is so precise as to nail down exactly which team lost a warrior and when, it would encourage multiple log ins, changing micro and waiting till the timer ran out to disguise demographics.
     
  11. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I never yielded

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    Or it might make them respect us. I was pretty impressed with that bit of demohacking TBH, and I think it helps us rather than hurts us to let teams know that we have skilled demographics readers on our team. Plus it might provoke them into spilling the beans about some stuff they know.

    AND... If teams know that our Storyposts actually contain useful info, then the stories become a powerful propaganda tool instead of just spam to make Poly and WPC like us. If teams are looking to us as a reliable source of info, then we can use that to make ourselves like the media and hopefully start influencing the other teams. I say post it as is.:goodjob:
     
  12. Aivoturso

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    IMHO, revealing that bit of info would bend the rule of no diplo before contact. Yes, the information is derived from publicly available information but I believe every team does not have this info yet.
     
  13. Arkipeller

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    I will take this discussion into consideration :)
     
  14. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I never yielded

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    This is a good point Yossarian. I had not considered that. Of course we have the defense of the info being publicly available, but I wonder if maybe RB thinks they are such superior demohackers that no one would know this stuff besides them. Anyway, I doubt any other team would complain, but I suspect that RB might be the types to complain. Hmmm... Its a difficult one:undecide:
     
  15. Arkipeller

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    That means I should not post the third entry or that I should not enter what Yossarian said?
    I don't think it's bad that I mention that a soul perished last night, but we should avoid mention that RB was the one loosing their warrior.
     
  16. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I never yielded

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    Well you dont exactly say it was RB, its actually quite clever the way you say it.

    I say lets go for it and if they want to complain about something so small then great. It will make them look like whiners and alienate them from Poly.
     
  17. YossarianLives

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    Yeah, I think the story as Arkipeller originally wrote it is perfect. Best not to add any more details. We know how that first meeting went, but by the time young Mansa writes of the encounter on his animal skin, and then the decay with time, and a translation, by the time it goes in the story thread those details are lost. ;)
     
  18. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    It annoys me that no of the other teams has posted anything more. Have we seen any complaints or similar?
     
  19. cav scout

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    I think the other teams are being cautious. I wouldn't be surprised if there is renewed activity in this thread down the road though after teams start meeting each other.
     
  20. YossarianLives

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    No, I haven't seen any complaints at all about the story thread. I think cav scout is probably right.

    Maybe it's a good time to kill off mama Indira and let the world know the name of our glorious capital.
     

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