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Lost Notes of Young Mansa Musa

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

  1. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd I never yielded

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    Yeah I was missing reading these.:)
     
  2. YossarianLives

    YossarianLives Deity

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    Awesome story as always, Arkipeller. My only concern is that RB interprets it to mean we're also sending a spy along with Amb. Cal. We don't have alphabet, though, so I guess that shouldn't be an issue.
     
  3. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    Writing and alphabet is not the same :lol:
     
  4. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    should I post the last entry or is it maybe too late ( I totally forgot it )
     
  5. 2metraninja

    2metraninja Defender of Nabaxica

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    Yep, post it.

    We might need your services really soon. We will need a bit of propaganda. For sowing the seed of fear in our enemies hearts.

    Also, I saw you write in the team pitboss and ask for advices. I encourage you to read and take part in discussing things here in the main game. Here is where your questions will get answered and where you are about to learn the most from a game.
     
  6. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    Anything particular you had in mind?

    What kind of suggestions do you want me to weave in tales?
     
  7. 2metraninja

    2metraninja Defender of Nabaxica

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    I wanted something mentioned about clouds gathering on the horizon, wind whispering evil words, kids coming closer to the camp fires, but our brave soldiers tightening their ranks and being not scared. Mention "advanced weapons" and "xbows" too :) Might make all our foes think twice before attacking us.
     
  8. YossarianLives

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    I like this a lot! Great idea.
     
  9. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    I was summoned by father early this morning to settle a quarrel at the local temple. Father tended to many local matters, but I had never had the pleasure resolving matters of faith before. Father Tobias was a man of slow pace and often tended and preached to both workers and even sometimes being too polite towards some of the slaves in need. Considering his expertize in managing the local workforce I was surprise that I was sent to deal with matters of greater responsibilities.
    I was greeted lavishly by the gatemaster , but the same could not be said about Father Tobias. the temple floor were unrecognizable, arrows stuck in the walls and pantry being torn several places. In the middle father tended broken plants, at least until the gatemaster interrupted him. It was noticeable he disappointed about my fathers absence, but were polite enough to share his burdens with me after being presented with a formal letter.
    "As you see, young Prince, the temple has lately been used as a practice archery lately. How can I preach the words of comfort in these dark times, reminding children about pleasures of life beyond the thirst of violence, when this holy place is used as
    a practice field of new weaponry?"
    "But after all you have seen the dark omens on the horizon, haven't you, preacher?" Warlord Metras grinning face suddenly conjured itself in the middle of our conversation. "The more soldiers we can test these weird flatbows with, the better can we make them. We can't use the fields these stormy days. There is eyes everywhere too, according to the Council. This is actually the only building large enough for such testing!"
    I was not even sure if Father Tobias were even listening, as he lifted to large leaves and carefully applied a supporting rope. I was sure he was muttering something for a second, but it could have been the wind cruising through the broken windows.
    I was agreeing with both men on their matter, but this was holy property. How did father solve such matters... or what would Yossarian do?
    Most likely I was testing the patience of both men when interrupting the incredibly awkward silence. "Could we ordinate the preachings to certain days?"
     
  10. Bowsling

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    Awesome! :goodjob:
     
  11. Maga_R

    Maga_R Has quit civ

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    I like it, too - and the speed of your "writing to order" is amazing. Nice to have somebody artistic on the team :D.
     
  12. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    I'm hungry for updates from other teana. We are currently the best RP-team in this game.
     
  13. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    To be honest: I am slightly annoyed. i feel I want to write something, but concidering noone else is writing anything I feel it's a dead project.
    I want to do something useful for the team :(
     
  14. YossarianLives

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    I would also like to hear more stories from the other teams. I totally agreed with your thinking that your last entry would bring the other teams out with stories of their own. Where are Poly's submissions? Aren't they supposed to be the role-playing masters?

    What do you guys think about a public display of gratitude to the teams that provided assistance to us in our war with the Spaniards? Or did you already have some ideas for our next story, Arki?

    And as I am sure our wise captain would point out, the most useful contribution you can make is participating in the discussions about our plans! The more people we have contributing ideas and thinking outside the box, the more options we'll have to choose from.
     
  15. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    I do have some ideas, but I am fond of your idea of honoring the contributions somehow. I have actually written a piece already "The hymns of battle", but some gratitude could be easily woven into the story.
     
  16. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    time for a new update? Any suggestions or wishes?
     
  17. 2metraninja

    2metraninja Defender of Nabaxica

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    Well, Taj is up. Someone beloved died. We built mausoleum for it. But the hope rise from the ashes of our devastated soul as a phoenix.
     
  18. Maga_R

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    2metra, wow, I would never guess you are so poetic :eek: Perhaps you should take turns with Arki, writing these stories :lol:
     
  19. Arkipeller

    Arkipeller Ancient of Lore

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    It seems I never understood the full point of ceremonial burials. At least I often feel I lack something essential when they are preformed. Father Tobias were leading the great initiation ceremony, where lots of robed bodies were carried into a grand structure of marble.
    Yossarian called it for the Taj Mahal, but basically it were just the spot where several remains of formal generals were buried, or at least that is my point of view. The more remarkable is the effectiveness of the priests and religious masons building the spires, covering walls in calligraphy and filling the insides with weird tapestry, urns and worse: the soon incoming dead bodies.
    I feel father got a slightly weird taste of what a final resting place should look like. I really hope I will never see this amount of marble ever again!

    On the other note. I kind of fancied to talk with the female Zulu border patrol the other day. We had a cup of sweetened tea and shared stories about cities we've been to and how the world was a good place to be. I actually don't think she knew who I was and took me for a regular worker.
     
  20. Maga_R

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    very nice, and wow, you are fast :) I am afraid "Spanish Inquisition" vibe would clash with this rather solemn style that seem to be dominant in all teams' stories? Perhaps we can reserve it for our final story :D
     

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