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Minds of Arete

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game IV: Citizens' started by Seymoo, Apr 7, 2008.

  1. Seymoo

    Seymoo The Sexmaster General

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    Some time later and the Minds of Arete reconvene, on the same spot as their first meeting. It has been a short time, but Seymoo looks troubled and drawn. He has heard rumour of rebellion and fears the consequences for him personally as a member of the philosohers

    Hello once more my friends, I am sorry to have troubled you with so much foreign policy last time, but I must again trouble you with politics. Is it just me or do I smell rebellion in the air, is there anyway to stop it?
     
  2. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    I feel the same thing. It troubles me, but the only thing I can come up with to prevent a rebellion is tyranny, which I am unsure if it is better than a rebellion. I'd rather have another coalition run the nation than one omnipresent dictator.
     
  3. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    A man clad in bronze walks into the room, His eyes a bright yellow.
    The Rebellion will procide Seymoo. The City of Arete is not safe now, I urge all of you to find shelter we will need you later.
     
  4. Duke Blackstone

    Duke Blackstone John Marchman

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    Yes, there is a rebellion at foot... Vandal has put it in motion. The tribal council will likely back him until the triad is at least removed from power. I think its too early but agree. My plans, which i kept secret until now. I planed to use IWMF as a central alliance fraction against the triad. Three members from each fraction included in the alliance would join IWMF and represent the fractions. IWMF would have then changed its charter and become a republic. But yeaaa that's probly not going to happen now
     
  5. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    Duke, have you voted in the rebellion poll yet? We need many more votes!
     
  6. Duke Blackstone

    Duke Blackstone John Marchman

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    Been there :) good work
     
  7. Seymoo

    Seymoo The Sexmaster General

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    Seymoo, and the rest of the assembled minds, just sat there and stared at these two strange men in disbelief. He had respected the boldness of Vandal, although he had not been too convinced by his warning. But now here both of them were talking of plans of forming a future government, it could not be told whether they even remembered the 3 other men who had originally been sitting there. Clearly they were military men and thought little of men of thinking such as Seymoo and his friends. Finally Seymoo collected himself, and as it was his land they were on, took it as his to reply to them.

    You speak a little hastily Vandal and Blackstone, I do not see the threat that you speak of. Your rebellion has less support than you, or I for that matter, thought; the triad is still too powerful on its own to be defeated. Do not be disheartened though, for you have caused much soul searching and asked many much needed questions, not least in my own mind. If the Triad does not change it will die, it will certainly lose me. Even before you declared your little rebellion, I was in the Legion's Halls, calling for the implementation of a long overdue policy on the very subject of the governance of the people. A policy I believe will set aside the concerns of the Tribal council and yourselves. If they do not, I cannot very well see myself remaining in their number.

    Then curiosity overcame Seymoo, for he realised he had not much knowledge of what these men's faction stood for. He assumed military power, but that did not appear to be the cause of most of the rebellions followers.

    Pray tell me, what would the IWMF have done differently? What would you do now?
     
  8. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    Vandal turns to them and laughs. He then abruptly stops and crosses his arms.
    Seymoo, minds of Arete, this rebellion has several factions behind us, though I belive Timus is the only one who hasn't thrown support.Hmm...... Oh well, Duke lets pack up and go, you got a draft to write, and I got a Rebellion to oversee!
     
  9. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    I would have not done anything any differently. We are constantly gaining support so, yeah. Seymoo, I might want to warn you that the Triad will most likely split after the rebellion, if it fails or not.
     
  10. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    Diamondeye laughs at the last comment from the Vandal.
    "I believe my friend Seymoo meant what the Infinite Weapons Master Faction would have done differently concerning settling, concerning foreign politics, concerning the improvement of the land and concerning the inventions and discoveries of our civilization?"
    He looks at Vandal and Blackstone questioningly.
    "I am sad you started the rebellion this early. You are hurting your own cause more than you might think. If you attack an enemy that is not split enough, you unify them. What you have done will probably make the Triad work better together as well as be aware of usurpers such as youself."
     
  11. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    Vandal turns to face Diamoundeye. He grips his axe as he begins to pull it from his belt. Then he stops and lets it slide back into position.
    Diamound, this rebellion may have solidified the Triad for a short time, but the Triad will collapse. My doing or not. If my rebellion fails it will leave an open door for many more rebellions to come and attack the Triad, Which will eventually tear the Triad to peices. But, If no one chosses to Rebel, the Triad will destroy itself. For the Warlords faction, and the Church, have not had their part of the Triad Coltalation fulfilled yet. And if it is not fulfilled soon the Triad will fall into a civil war.
     
  12. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    You may be right in these assumptions, but they are merely speculations as of now.
    Diamondeye stands up and walks slowly towards Vandal Warlord, clearly unarmed and with his arms hanging at his sides
    I am, however, glad to have enlightened and idealistic people such as yourself and Blackstone among us. I wish you good luck with your faction.
    Standing only a couple of feet from Vandal Warlord, Diamondeye blinks at him before turning away from him with a strict face.
    Go now, let thinkers be thinkers and warriors be warriors. I am sure Joe Harker and the Rebellion needs you on the barricades, Vandal Warlord.
     
  13. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    Vandal grinns and turns around when his son,Cedric, runs into the hut.
    Father! We are gaining more and more supporters we need you NOW!
    Vandal bolts out of the hut twords Arete.
     
  14. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Prochon The Warlord comes in, as the Vandal Warlord runs past him

    These young savages these days, they eat toxic mushrooms and strong berries until they vomit, curse their parents and their lords, claim rights they haven't worked for. What has the world come to? Here we have been traversing a vast continent, meeting foreign tribes, barbarians, persuaded villages to join us with their special tools for cultivating the land and its animals, and this is what we got when we return? Its like feeling a dagger trust into your back, or some looney child opening your hut from the inside after having hid in a wooden rabbit for weeks. This is an outrage.

    We think the real Warlords deserve their new city, we have waited for it for 1600 years, and would not see a group of brigands and pickpockets run away with it. We are presently helping the brothers of the Faith of Paradise Hills to stock their waggons and to escort them to the Promised Land, to help build them a shining city on the great hill. The Triad will persist until the three cities are built, then we may decide later what to do with the troubles in the court at Arete.
     
  15. w00ter

    w00ter Warlord

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    (OOC: Vandal please keep your Roleplaying within the rules. We are not connected to bronze yet, so you can't be dressed in bronze armour. Also the (bronze?) axe you got must have been made by someone who posseses bronze and has the tools to make weapons. It could be that you made it yourself, but you should post it in some RP-thread.)

    Waldheri spoke:

    The Vandal has absolutely no idea what he is doing. He does not has that much followers as he claims, and I don't know why anyone would join him except for the conquest of expanding their personal power. This is barbaristic and useless. There are no political problems within the Triad. The church and the Warlords will have their cities in time. Rushing towards this goal would, as any fool could know, slow down if not complety halts our progress. The Triad informs the people enough, and Vandal already said that he will not change anything, so his primary argument for his child-rebellion is irrelevant.
    My conclusion based upon my observation are that Vandal has no capable fighting force to 'destroy' the Warlords. Besides, although the Minds of Arete are independent, I personally would not support a barbarian chieftain.

    Vandal should also check his eyes, for the Minds of Arete gatherings are not in Arete, but outside the city on a grass field. I see no threat to the Minds, we don't need to shelter for anyone!

    Vandal, your rebellion is futile.
     
  16. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    OOC- we just discovered Bronze Working, but we haven't connected to Copper yet.
     
  17. w00ter

    w00ter Warlord

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    -edited, thnx I forgot.
     
  18. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    (OOC:First of all yes, we do have bronze working. But,we don't have bronze. My apolagies.

    Read my other posts on this thread to see what will happen if my Rebellion realy is "Futile"!
     
  19. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    I agree with Prochon. We need to have a firm grip on the land around Arete before we can be concerned about "problems" like this... Rebellion. Now, I believe the purpose of this conclave is to discuss important issues through, so I proppose we waste no more time on this and get on with it. Prochon, I would be glad if you took Vandal with you out.

    With these words, Diamondeye turns away from Vandal and Prochon and towards the Minds of Arete.
     
  20. Vandal Warlord

    Vandal Warlord Nazgûl

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    Vandal leaves to go off and look for his son again. That brat was gonna get it now.
     

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