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Discussion in 'Fall from Heaven Lore' started by KillerClowns, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    I don't want to make this thread be about whether I'm modest or not, just conclude that I ain't and that this suits me fine. I know it's generally not something to advertise, I just don't care :shrug: :p
     
  2. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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  3. Dean_the_Young

    Dean_the_Young Chieftain

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    Indeed, indeed...

    One of these days, I'm going to bring the Apocalypse just to kill the Horsemen.
     
  4. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    ((Actually, in that game, the Elohim killed Buboes. I just rode right in and stole the sword afterwards :lol:))
     
  5. Dean_the_Young

    Dean_the_Young Chieftain

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    So, eh, how did Tasunke fall after such a lead? I would have thought he'd have armies to beat you with.
     
  6. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    I killed them. I killed them all. There was so much blood...

    Seriously, though, Tasunke on Deity can be a PITA: His units start with Combat I, Commando, and 3 other free promotions.

    I struggled against his first stacks, sacrificing one of my only 3 adventurers to keep him at bay (Comillo, a C5 D4 HD2 Defensive Axeman). Khord Tanhare was my third adventurer and surviving leader of Midgard's defense throughout the game. He started as an Axe, ended as Dragonslayer, has HD2 and Orthus' Axe. Him as well as a bunch of CG3 archers kept the Hippus away.

    I would have lost if Tasunke had bombarded my defenses before attacking, I'm sure.

    Branding with Mobi2, Blitz and Commando could take out 10 enemies from a stack if lucky (HA's are the big issue here; immune to firststrikes!)
     
  7. Dean_the_Young

    Dean_the_Young Chieftain

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    You're a better player than me, have no doubt about that.

    I usually get to a point where my best person has Aeron's Chosen and Orthus Axe, at which point I regain health by slaughtering the weak and helpless.
     
  8. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    I must say I really pulled myself together for this game, I was cautious with not sending my stack into death territory (like the middle of Hippus lands where they'd get butchered), letting the Amurites live to pull my forces back against the Hippus attacks, delaying the end of the game in return for some security. Also, this was kind of an experiment. I don't think I can keep up in normal deity games, and certainly not on larger maps than this.

    Next couple of games will probably be Tebryn's Sheaim, need to get into that Agares role more whoelheartedly...
     
  9. Dean_the_Young

    Dean_the_Young Chieftain

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    Ah, Sheaim fun...

    Funnest game with them I ever had was one in which I wiped out my continent on accident by spawning 4 or 5 Fire Elementals on turn 15 right next to, well, everyone. I swear each fire killed a civ, including mine, and the promotions they got by the time I died...

    Continent of the Demons indeed.
     
  10. Seon

    Seon Not An Evil Liar

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    That would have sucked :p.

    Something closest to that ever happening was when I unleashed about 1-3 (don't remember) treeants at turn 13. by that time the scout was pretty far from the capital, so I went like 'nah'.

    About another 13 turn later, when I had just popped out my settler, it came and crushed my empire -_-
     
  11. Diamondeye

    Diamondeye So Happy I Could Die

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    My save from the turn I won (Decius will capitulate if you smack him up with Rosier and the Spectres)...

    A few things to notice:
    1: Look at the replay when you win. Notice how once I get past the Illians, I am just steamrolling the world (at one point 3 civs are at war with me at once!).
    2: Before ending the game, find:
    -The PZ that killed Buboes at ridiculous odds. He's War, Drill IV, Mobility, Blitz, Combat.
    -My magefactory with Stigmata on the Unborn and Prophecy. Produces wicked units that add to the AC, which boosts both themselves and their summons
    -The spectre that killed Stephanos (not sure if it's disappeared); throwing Spectres at colossal death-immune riders work nicely if you just use enough.

    That was satisfactory. 130k normalized score and Cthulhu rating. Perhaps I should advance from Monarch :p
     
  12. apenpaap

    apenpaap Tsar of all the Internets

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    KC, you should really update the first post.
     
  13. Grey Fox

    Grey Fox Master of Points

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    « The battle raged on around me, and there I was, right smack in front of their commander.
    He just penetrated one of my comrades with a massive battle hammer which made the body
    explode into a firework of blood. Then he turned towards me... »
    « Seconds felt like hours as he came closer.
    His eyes were fixed on mine while he spoke with a raspy but determined voice. »

    « "I'll say what my father said after he killed my mother. You're Next." »

    « That's the last thing I remember before waking up here in the ward.
    The healers say it is a miracle I am still alive, but I don't believe in miracles.
    If miracles were possible, the Grigori wouldn't be at war with the Doviello right now. »

    « No, what I experienced was pure luck. Well, I am not sure I could call it luck, really.
    Here I lay with legs crushed, jaw removed from my skull and broken bones all over.
    All I can do is write to stay sane. I am lucky I can even do that without feeling any pain.
    That medicine the healers give me sure is wonderful. »

    « Witnesses claim that that the Battlemaster used me as a weapon before he tossed me aside.
    They say he is still alive somewhere out there... »
     
  14. KillerClowns

    KillerClowns Chieftain

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    Alright, that I should. Thing is, that's gonna take more posts than I actually left for myself. I didn't quite expect... well... *motions towards the scale of the thread.*
    So I think I'll start a new thread, and actually leave a few posts after the first open for a Grand Unified Story Thread. Hoo boy...
    EDIT: 6 reserved posts. Should that be enough? I think it might be overkill, but better safe than sorry.
    EDIT 2: Amazing. It all fit in one post. I think I'll be expanding the GUST a wee bit, however, to be more than an index.
     
  15. .Arawyn.

    .Arawyn. Perp's Lil' Helper

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    okay, i have new story. This is my second story so far, i hope you all enjoy.
    The titel is Birth of a Balor
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    The Birth Of A Balor

    Gildfar had always been good. He had never even thought of what had happened ever happening. But yet it did. It all started a couple decades ago. He remembered it only faintly, but it was enough.
    Gildfar had been an angel in the service of Lugus, a Seraph. It was an okay position, he supposed. He couldn’t remember much anyways. He always carried out the orders of the sun god, no matter what they were. He sometimes had to enter creation to carry them out. One day, while there, he sat down on a rock to rest for a minute. After a couple seconds, he realized he was right by an Ashen Veil city. There was hell terrain all around, and the smell of brimstone permeated the air. Disgusting, Gildfar thought, How can any of them stand living like this? Gildfar had never really thought much about the Fallen One. But now he was. He wondered, why did he betray the One? Why did he forsake his brother and sister gods and make others fall with him? Maybe he had a good reason, Gildfar thought, then immediately extinguished the thought. No! He didn’t have any reason other than because he was evil! There’s no good reason! But now the previous thought haunted him.
    Irritated with himself, Gildfar flew off. He had a duty to do, and he wasn’t going to waste the time he could use to do it thinking about things he shouldn’t. but for the next few days after, the thoughts continued to buzz around in his head, like a swarm of bees. Maybe there was a good reason. Maybe they all should have fallen. Maybe the One and all the gods loyal to him are idiots. Maybe I should…, and to all these thoughts he answered No! These ideas and thoughts still continued to molest him, and every time he had to go into creation, he always found himself flying by that city. And every time, the things he saw in there seemed to make more and more sense. Yes, yes. I see now. The reason for all this is so they can be more powerful. Their morals make them weak, but without them they have fewer limits, less restrictions. I see. Of course, part of him was horrified by these thoughts, but that part of him seemed to grow more and more silent every day.
    Then, one day, when he flew by the city, he heard a powerful voice speak in his mind, interrupting his half-crazed thoughts. Yes, you see now. You have found the way. Come , join me, leave your puny god and serve me instead. I can give you power and freedom. And it was then Gildfar knew, he knew who it was. It was Agares, the Fallen One. He was inviting him. He knew what he wanted now. Yes, yes, I will serve you! I pledge myself to you!
    And then Gildfar noticed he was faltering in flight. He landed on the ground, and saw his wings wither, the flames recede, the nails on his fingers and toes turn into sharp claws. He could feel the horns growing from his head, his skin become rough and horny, the teeth in his jaws become horrible pointed fangs.
    “YES! I WILL SERVE!” he roared to the sky, and then he was not in creation anymore. He was in the vault of Agares, a place of flame and pain. But not for him. He felt pain, but he ignored it. He was a balor now, a true demon, a servant of Agares.
    He was standing on a ledge, looking down, and below him there was a new batch of souls to torture and corrupt. He grinned, realizing now that this was where he belonged, not with Lugus, the stupid sun god. He belonged here, in Agares’s Hell, doing what he pleased, without any restrictions of a moral or conscience.
    He threw back his head and laughed, and then laughed even more when he looked down and saw the souls cowering with fear.
    He was going to enjoy it here.


    Well, what do you guys think? I know it isn't that good. It's not like i'm Will Shakespear or anything like that. But i still hope it's good.
     
  16. Feneris

    Feneris Chieftain

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    The Temple of Leaves in Jubilee was unorthodox, to say the least. However, if you considered the fact that it was located smack dab in the middle of Belseraph territory, it wasn't surprising.

    The feature that stood out the most was the the giant open pit in the center of the courtyard. It was huge. Over fifty feet wide and forty feet deep. The bottom was filled with water, and paddling around were several large crocodiles. A dirt path ran around both sides of the pit, and a large wooden sign warned visitors to stay on the path and away from the pit.

    This being Jubilee, the sign was most often ignored, overlooked, or openly mocked by visitors. As the pit had no railings, it was fairly easy to guess what happened next.

    "AIIIIEEE!"

    *SPLASH!*

    The local priest looked up from the nose-eating flowers he was tending. "Looks like the crocodiles have been fed." he muttered, moving his head as an eager blossom took a snap at his face.

    The Idiot Pit, as it was called, had been built shortly after the temple had been consecrated. One one hand, it kept the local Fellowship relatively small, on the other, it ensured they weren't complete idiots (and were at least somewhat sane).

    It was surprisingly effective.

    Perpentach thought it was hilarious. Which was one of the reasons the temple had managed to keep itself together through the chaotic rush that was Belseraph life.

    The svalten-man traps planted around the perimeter of the temple didn't hurt ether.
     
  17. .Arawyn.

    .Arawyn. Perp's Lil' Helper

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    *reads Feneris's story*
    :lol:
     
  18. ryansee

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    Apen I think we plaied on Hamachi before :£ , I don't remember if I plaied with arwyn thou
     
  19. Urd

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    my two cents, more description than story.

    Bradeline's Well
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    It is said that when someone died without being good enough for heavens or evil enough for hell, he go to Arawn' Netherworld. It is told that the souls of the departed come in great gatherings and plunge in the underworld by ancient wells built at the dawn of time. It is well said. But, one of this wells was forgotten.

    Bradeline's Well, don't open on the lands of the dead. Instead, those who look under its black waters gaze upon the ruined domain of Agares. Sometimes, a priest of the Ashen Veil is sent to the Well and invited to annoint his brow and his body in lightless water which burns like hellfire. Those who survive are sure to advance in the cult hierarchy.

    Even for those who don't follow the Veil, the edifice is useful. It's a potent font of dark energies which can be channeled by the mages, but this power comes with a price : the dubious favor of the Angel of Despair himself.

    The erudites who know of the Well discuss on the identity of Bradeline. The leading theory is she was a mage before Kylorin founded Patria, a necromancer of great power and great wickedness. She raised a black citadel near the Well and lured the souls of the dead for using them in dark rituals. She died herself slain by a creature or the Pit and of her city only remains the red-gold stones of the well which bears her name.
     
  20. evanb

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    I've recently rediscovered and reread KillerClown's stories and there's one thing bugging me regarding the one in the Spoiler below. Who is Ozziel's mysterious helper?

    Spoiler :
     

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