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Discussion in 'Imperium OffTopicum' started by J.K. Stockholme, May 25, 2020.

  1. Kyzarc Fotjage

    Kyzarc Fotjage Rise Up

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    Name: Hale-as-Stone

    Free action gathering sticks and grass, eat some deer
    1 action weaving more blanket using grass and generally making a bed
    1 action crafting a new spear
    1 action worshipping the effigy, tossing the old, blood-stained spear onto the fire as a sacrifice to Thenron
    1 action ZZZzZzzzZZZzzzzzZzzZZ
     
  2. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    Thanks thomas for making me reset my CFC password

    Physical Appearance: Female, copper skin, green hair
    Starting Location: thomas/immac's place
    Starting Trait: Waterbourne
     
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  3. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    @Double A
    orders due today!

    @Angst
    hey if you wanna be reborn into the world lemme know

    @SouthernKing
    as of Day Four new players will be born into the world via couples - tell me which fam you wanna join, thomas/immac, or kyzarc/belgarion
     
  4. SouthernKing

    SouthernKing crickety cricket

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    I'll join thomas/immac if they'll have me!
     
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  5. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Absolutely! So glad to see you back on the forum!!! I hope life has been treating you well!
     
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  6. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    Let me be spawned at Immaculate & thomas.berubeg - and let me be crafty!

    EDIT: Didn't even see SouthernKing's post. Are two children being born OK?
     
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  7. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Twins???

    That would be cool.
     
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  8. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    With my inclusion as to join you that means a unit of five.

    A village is forming... :high5:
     
  9. Angst

    Angst Rambling and inconsistent

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    five people?

    hope i don't jinx it. but I WILL TAME SOMETHING THIS TIME YESSS

    "hey panther wanna be friends"

    "grr"

    "hey guys i brought a friend"

    "AAAAA"

    *blood sounds*
     
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  10. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Uncle ailedhoo.

    @SouthernKing @Angst we will invite u to a discord chat to help coordinate.
     
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  11. Double A

    Double A ♫We got the guillotine♫

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    Make some rope for my crab shield.
    Attack and dethrone orangutan. Try again if unsuccessful.
    Cook and eat ook ook meat.
    Sleep unless I'm wounded, in which case try for a bandage.
     
  12. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    Day Seven


    Papa Grand-Crinière-Vert, She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits, Listyr


    Stashed Nearby: rock cave entrance (1), cave fire, fishing weir (7), linen hammock (2), linen blanket (4), scented bee box (3), several gold nuggets

    Papa Grand-Crinière-Vert
    Status: Healthy. Well Fed (+1 AP). Well Rested (+1 AP). Warm.
    Action Points: 5 AP
    Traits: Hunter, Crafty
    Inventory: stone axe (2), stone/snakeskin bola (3), lizard satchel (3), stone tools (2), bone weaving tools (5), beekeeper's hood (4)

    She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits
    Status: Minor Injury (2, jaguar bruises). Well Fed (+1). Well Rested (+1 AP). Pregnant (1, penalty to combat).
    Action Points: 5 AP
    Traits: Forager
    Inventory: unused torches (2)
    Karma: 1

    Listyr
    Status: Minor Injury (1, crab cuts, bandaged), Major Injury (6, shark bite - infected, penalty to actions involving both hands), Minor Injury (1, sun burns, penalty to energetic actions). Starving (-1 AP, major penalty to all actions). Rested. Overheating (penalty to energetic actions, e.g. fighting/fleeing).
    Action Points: 2 AP
    Traits: Waterborne, Warrior
    Inventory: stone tools (1), rope (1)

    Listyr, you make your way west. Threats in all direction, avoiding other creatures requires both your own sneaking skill and the help of spirits, but you make it to a new river valley, where you find other beings like yourself. You hobble your way over to the north of the valley, where a small hole in the mountain leads you to their home – a woman is there by a fire, about to sleep. You are hungry, but they don’t have any food today – the woman indicates to you that she and her other friend wish for you to join them. You lie on the rocky floor and fall asleep. By morning one of your wounds has become infected and is much worse than yesterday.

    At the cave, Grand-Crinière-Vert begins their day foraging for scents that might help attract bees. You try to evade the gorillas outside, and you believe spirits help you avoid a clash - but they nonetheless idly damage your rock cave entrance, which now has holes in it and is on the verge of collapse. The region contains some scented flora but not a lot, and by midday you believe you’ve exhausted the valleyvand gotten a modest perfume. So you use your tools and craft a bee box out of wood and unformed clay, adding the scent to improve your chances. You then take a few hours to go fishing at the weir, getting enough food for one additional meal – such that both yourself and your companion will be fed today. With the rest of your waking day you craft a grassy beekeeper’s hood. Back at the cave you meet a newcomer, who is already asleep on the rock floor – She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits claims they showed up sometime in the afternoon.

    She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits had a simpler day. Out of what few bones and other scraps you had you crafted some torches, using one to get yourself to that peaceful cave lake. There you used your shiny gold rock to meditate with – your goal to summon light from darkness. It took time and concentration to get onto the frequency of the spirit plane, but you succeeded – the open area above the lake filled with light-emitting wisps. Your powers are limited, and so you only expect them to last a few days – but the path to this location is easy to traverse now without torches. You relay your day to Grand-Crinière-Vert, cooking and eating dinner. By morning however something is different – you are pregnant with a child.

    OOC: @Angst @SouthernKing you will both be born into this family next turn

    Sleeps-In-Cave


    Status: Major Injury (3, giant scorp sting, penalty to all actions). Well Fed (+1 AP). Rested.
    Action Points: 4 AP
    Traits: Crafty, Warrior
    Inventory: stone spear (4), atlatl (5), stone hoe (3), stone tools (3), two days' fish (2)
    Stashed Nearby: cave fire

    You wake up with a headache and a body that just doesn’t feel right. You want to make a bandage, but when you look at the wound, there’s no blood or apparent need for a bandage – you figure that you’d require some kind of antivenom to respond meaningfully to this injury. So instead you go off straight to fishing – and with your headache, your not only less efficient, you have a strange vision. In this vision you see a sped-up version of yourself trying to fish for hours with no luck – but a spirit intervenes and where a fish would have escaped your spear, instead it moves right into it. Your vision ends and you have a fish on the end of your spear – you stash it and keep going, collecting two more. You go back to your cave, cook your fish, and sleep the night, having not even had a chance encounter with any predators.

    Hale-as-Stone & Baioreznomat


    Stashed Nearby: cave fire, Thenron effigy (2), linen mattress (4)

    Hale-as-Stone
    Status: Healthy. Well Fed (+1 AP). Rested.
    Action Points: 4 AP
    Traits: Crafty, Sneaky
    Inventory: stone spear (5), stone tools (1), cured tiger/deer clothes (9)
    Mana: 1

    Baioreznomat
    Status: Healthy. Well Fed (+1 AP). Rested. Chilly.
    Action Points: 4 AP
    Traits: Sneaky, Crafty
    Inventory: spear w/ rope (1), bone tools (1), cured tiger clothes (5), stone pickaxe (4)
    Mana: 1
    Karma: 1

    You both begin your day eating cooked deer for breakfast, before setting out on some safe crafting activities within the comfort of your cave and its immediate area. Baioreznomat gets busy constructing an effigy to the god Thenron of the forest – creating a stone tower with bones and antler adorning it. Baioreznomat also crafts a pickaxe. Hale-as-Stone works on a new spear and bedding. By the day’s end you have both been careful in gathering materials, and with help from the spirits, no predators have approached your encampment. With the effigy complete, you both present a sacrifice, of deer’s meat, and of a broken spear, and enter into silent meditation before the effigy. Time passes, and you both close your eyes, your thoughts begin to take on a life of their own, as spirits seem to whisper incomprehensible phrases in your mind. You both open your eyes and it is nightfall – an unknown amount of time has passed. The sacrifices are gone, and you both feel that you have gained magical energy – but also feel that your success was quite limited and your current power to channel the beings beyond the visible world weak. After so much crafting, Baioreznomat is now crafty – and after so much successful predator and prey evasion, Hale-as-Stone is now sneaky.

    Double A


    Status: Minor Injury (2, orangutan bruises). Fed. Well Fed (+1 AP). Overheating (penalty to energetic actions).
    Action Points: 4 AP
    Traits: Warrior
    Inventory: stone spear (1), sling (4), crabshell shield (2), rope (4)
    Stashed Nearby: fire, orangutan carcass (2)

    You wake up near your fire and begin crafting rope to make your crabshell shield into a piece of body armour, but before you can actually put it all together, the orangutans take you by surprise. Several of them made their way straight to your camp and surround you, making noises – you can’t be sure where the first attack will come from. One older orangutan lunges at you, and you mostly dodge but get some bruises from the landing; the fight goes on like this, with your reflexes quick enough to avoid serious injuries. But you intended to hunt the orangutans! So when it seems their energy is lost for fighting you, you attack in pursuit, injuring a couple of them and avoiding harm yourself – but not catching any for a meal. So you pursue even further! You venture closer to the rainforest where the orangutans are retreating to, and you are able to keep a steady jog, catching and killing one of their young, taking it back to your camp. You do your best to get meat out of it though without tools you are somewhat wasteful.

    Spear-Walker


    Status: Minor Injury (1, clawed shoulders, bandaged). Well Fed (+1 AP). Tired (-1 AP).
    Action Points: 3 AP
    Traits: Warrior, Spearman, Crafty, Forager
    Inventory: atlatl (2), crocodile shield (1), stone tools (3), enchanted wreath (4), three days' bear meat (1), cured bearskin (2)
    Stashed Nearby: fire, two snake carcasses (2)

    You start your day harvesting the enormous bear, obtaining bearskin and way too much meat for you to eat before it perishes. Snakes sneak into your campsite and you notice them when what you believe to be a spirit warns you (perhaps they tried to prevent this but failed). You realize you’re in for a fight – but you vanquish them so handily you are able to get yourself two dead snakes. You move onto bandaging yourself, which you don’t do the best of but having done so much crafting at this point, you feel you will be better in the future (and have become crafty). You spend both the day and the night on your strange companion – the lifeless one. You craft a wreath from various things and silk, placing it on their head – at some point in the evening they just vanish, and all that remains is the wreath. You place it on your own head and meditate throughout the peaceful night, and you feel that you can summon their wisdom – as long as you are wearing the enchanted wreath, you will also have the Forager trait. The sun rises on a new day and a new hulking beast is very close to your camp.

    --

    Orders due for Thursday July 9th!

    Patch Notes

    I’m formalizing a rule on discovering things not visible on the world map – if you want to try and find something that might logically be somewhere but be hidden, use 1 AP to “search” for that thing. The dice roll will determine if its there and to what extent. This will only work in forests, caves, or other areas where there is a good reason a pixel art sprite wouldn’t just be there on the map. Specific herbs are the most important use-case since I didn’t populate the world with lots of specific herbs (I did populate it with vegetables and fruits though).

    Role-playing post request

    Name your home area
    ! As with the invent a language one, everyone gets karma for the name, but I would like the name to be a collaboration/group agreed name. Also I want to encourage using your language if you have one and also letting me know what the meaning of it is.
     
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  13. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Our cave is called 'tit trou.
    This is a cutsy way of saying 'small hole' in french.
     
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  14. Immaculate

    Immaculate unerring

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    Free Actions:
    1. Check on beebait box but just leave it for now even if it worked (since I dont have a full bee suit yet).
    2. Maintain fire.
    3. Cook meals.
    4. Eat. She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits and I will share our food with each other and with Listyr.
    5. Cycle the goat to pasture and to the cave as appropriate so it can eat when we can supervise it and it can hide in the cave when we cannot.
    Standard Actions:
    1. Hunt cows/aurochs to the east. Bring bola and stone tools and satchel. Try to entangle one with the bola the finish it off with the knife from the tools. Harvest meat, skin, sinews, bones, and horns (if possible).
    2. Fish at the weir. Bring bola (for protection) and satchel (to keep hands free) while fishing. Coordinate with Thomas.
    3. Build bandages for Listyr (using weaving tools). Any extras will be stockpiled.
    4. Complete the beekeeper's suit using my weaving and stone tools.
    5. Sleep in the hammock (with Mémère Esprit).
     
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  15. Lord_Herobrine

    Lord_Herobrine Back in the Saddle

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    4 traits? I think I may be becoming the worlds first renaissance woman. So much to do and not enough AP.

    Lord Herobrine

    1)
    Craft a backpack to store my supplies in from one of the bearskins. 1 AP
    2)
    Craft a tunic out of the last bearskin to provide shelter from the elements as well as defense. 1 AP
    3)
    Sleep quietly in the area of the fire. 1 AP

    If the rhino attacks, I'd like to stay my distance if possible, but also push for the kill if I manage to injure it.
     
  16. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    Listyr's Actions

    Prime focus is to heal and recover, so I can help Papa Grand-Crinière-Vert and She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits.

    Free Actions

    Accept food and eat. I need to eat!

    Accept bandages for my hands so I can see to them being healed.

    Provide my ropes
    to Papa Grand-Crinière-Vert and She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits.



    Pointed Actions

    1) Prayer for healing while bathing in the subterranean pool. If nothing else the cool clear water will help to clean the wounds and cool the inflammation.

    2) Sleep in the cave. I need to recover my health!

    Edit: change 1) to praying in the pool for mana but the purpose is set forth.
     
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  17. Everblack

    Everblack Blacker then you

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    1.Craft string from grass
    2. Craft linen from grass
    3. Combine the string and linen with stone tools to make a linen satchel
    4. Sleep

    Free Action: keep fire going and eat fish
     
  18. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    Listyr entered the cavern to seek the waters of the pool. Upon finding the subterranean pool he gently goes into the cool waters, striving to clean out the wounds that had been inflicted upon him by the shark that attacked him when he swam from Crabbane Isle to the river delta. The coolness of the water contrasted greatly with the burns from the Sun that littered the body of Listyr, who sank himself into the coolness. The hands of the waterborne warrior, cursed with now infected wounds, are placed deep in the waters. As he moves his hands through the cool waters Listyr proceeded to close his eyes and began to call out to the spirits that had watched and aided him to this place of safety.

    Spirit guides from those aether plains
    Heed this humbled one with these pains
    Wounded by the white teeth of wroth
    Wounds tainted: ooze poisonous broth
    As the cool frees I from the heat
    So clean me: save me from defeat

    You helped me to this sanctuary
    Humbly the beneficiary
    I bless you spirits and the hosts
    Who took me kindly most utmost
    Now I must seek new salvation
    With your blessed exemplification

    Heal me of those damages
    To be contained with bandages
    Just as my arms are guarded those cloths
    Liberate me from the shark's wroth
    Clean me of its odious claims
    So this one can help my hosts' aims

    I wish to fish for the others
    In that I'm to make my druthers
    To enshrine you with my blessings
    For them I'll be ever caring
    Honor you through their joyful ways
    Allow me to make glorious days

    O spirits I make holy oath
    I will honor my hosts, bless both
    She who speaks to you: the shaman
    He with the jade mane: joy framed in
    They will be joined with cries of joy
    For my joyous new kin ahoy!

    Just as you guided me here
    For lion man and a seer
    You now judge me to seek new days?
    I entrust myself to your ways
    Please heal me o watchful guides
    So to ensure my hands provides

    Listyr made this prayer to the spirits in the cooled waters of 'Tit Trou. The man had braved the cruelties of the Suns, the craws on Crabbane Island, the terrors of a shark and the roars of starvation. Now he was hopeful of a new live with Papa Grand-Crinière-Vert and She-Who-Talks-to-Spirits, who have both accepted him into their midst, hoping to help the clans as they prepared to process more kin. If Listyr's hands would be readied to once more carry a fishing-spear, to be able to strive a bounty, he could help them so. For now though he continues to bathe in the cool waters and give hopes that the spirits would once more aid him in a hour of need so he could helps the needs of his hosts.

    Minor Edit: slight spelling error noticed; corrected.
     
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  19. J.K. Stockholme

    J.K. Stockholme Right Opposition

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    @Ailedhoo
    You need mana to spend on something like healing fyi. You can pray/meditate to obtain mana.
     
  20. Ailedhoo

    Ailedhoo wonderer

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    Understood. Can Listyr commune with the spirits in the pool? The cooling effects upon Listyr's overheated body and washing the wounds are going to be useful any-rate.
     

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