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Shadows of Tenochtitlan - Action Chatroom

Discussion in 'Forum Games' started by CivOasis, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    The Shadows of Tenochtitlan:

    The year is 1519. Hernán Cortés has just landed an illegal expedition on the Yucatan Peninsula, in seek of glory and fame. Across the Gulf of Mexico, the Spanish government in Cuba is preparing an army for his arrest. Inland, vast empires are plotting his demise. Only time will tell who survives...

    Alright, so, in this AC, players will take control of a member of the Spaniards under Hernán Cortés, or a member of the Mexica Triple Alliance/Aztec Empire. Different factions will have different missions.

    Within each of these factions, three classes will be available:

    Nobles are the commanders. Besides having more sway with NPCs, they tend to get targeted more often, and have more money at game start. Spanish Nobles will recieve horses, native nobles recieve the highest level of native shielding for free.

    Soldiers are the grunts of an army. They don't recieve any special benefits, nor do they get penalized for anything.

    Missionaries (for Spain) and Priests (for Aztecs) are the support classes of the game. While relatively unarmed (they may carry knives), they act as diplomats, recieve Latin and another extra language at game start, and (for sake of gameplay) act as medics for their team. Aztec priests recieve an extra free language instead of Latin.

    Skills:
    In this game, characters can have two types of skills:
    Innate skills (which cannot be learned), and all others.. which can be.

    Innate skills (Choose 1):
    Charismatic
    Physically Gifted
    Mentally Gifted
    Lucky

    Learnable skills (Choose 1 at game start, but more can be purchased for $500 apiece later):
    Extra Language
    Sharpshooting
    Archery
    Seamanship
    Swordsmanship
    Unarmed Combat
    Medical Skills

    Weapons:
    Spoiler :
    Weapons can only be purchased from your respective faction, but, assuming you have the skills, you may take and use (or, on occasion, purchase )the other side's weapons. Or sticks and rocks, even, if you so desire. You may carry up to 3 Weight of weapons into battle (5, if character is Physically Gifted). Most classes start with $300, except Nobles, which start wih $500.

    Native Weapons:

    Tematlatl (sling) - $25, .5 Weight
    Yaomitl (Bow made exclusively for war. Requires archery skill) - $1250, 1 Weight
    Atlatl (Spear-launcher) - $150, 1.5 Weight
    Tlacalhuazcuahuitl (Blowgun) - $200, 2 Weight

    Huitzauhqui (blade-studded club) - $50, 2 Weight
    Macana (Closest European equivalent is a sword, but..)(Requires swordsmanship) - $150, 2 Weight
    Tepoztopilli (Akin to a stave, but with blade-studded sides) - $300, 1 Weight
    Macahuitl (Akin to Macanas, but with blade-studded sides. Requires swordsmanship) - $250, 1 Weight

    Chimalli (Basic shield) - $50, 1 Weight
    Ichcahuipilli (Sturdier shield, free for Aztec nobles). - $100, 1.5 Weight

    Spanish Weapons:

    Musket - $100, 2 Weight
    Cannon - $500, 3 Weight
    Pike - $75, 1.5 Weight
    Sword (Requires swordsmanship) - $150, 2.5 Weight
    Crossbow - $300, 1.5 Weight
    Rapier (Requires swordsmanship) - $200, 1.5 Weight
    Pistol - $350, 0.5 Weight
    Halberd - $150, 2 Weight

    Knives - $25, 0.5 Weight

    All Spaniards are assumed to have steel armor.

    Additionally, players may take weapons from POWs, fallen soldiers, and random surroundings.

    As a rule of thumb, bows are more accurate and faster, while guns tend to be more powerful.
    Languages:
    One of the major issues in this AC is the language barrier.
    At game start, all Spaniards only know Spanish.
    All Aztecs know Nahuatl, and 2 additional native languages.
    Being a missionary will add an extra language.
    You can also gain skills for additional languages.
    Note that NPC factions also exist, and they may not all speak a mutual language with your translators.

    As with many (if not all) ACs, RNGs between 1 and 20 will be used, with modifiers based upon skill and armor. Some NPCs (the leaders of each faction) will also have modifiers (think of them as bosses, if you so wish).

    Map:

    Updated between missions, this map shows the cities each faction controls.
    Red cities belong to the Aztecs.
    Blue cities belong to the Cholulans.
    Orange cities belong to the Chichimeca.
    Yellow cities belong to the Tlaxcallans.
    Green cities belong to Cortés.
    Light Blue cities belong to Narvaez.
    Light Green cities belong to the Totonac.
    Purple cities belong to Maya factions.
    Gray cities are minor NPCs.

    The lines on the map are the RL route of Cortés

    Spoiler :

     
  2. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    I'll start as a missionary called Geronimo de Aguilar, Ordo Fratrum Minorum (OFM), who speaks Latin, Castillian and a Totonacan language, who is known to be very Charismatic and have good Medical Skills.
     
  3. landlubber

    landlubber Scottish Nationalist

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    Okay, here goes:

    Name: Patli Huehueteotl
    Class: Priest
    Money Reserves: $250

    Skills:
    Innate: Charismatic
    Learnable: Unarmed Combat

    Weapons:
    Two knives

    Languages: Nahuatl, Mixtec, Cholulan, Chichimeca, Zapotec
     
  4. Omega124

    Omega124 Challenging Fate

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    Name: Cuauhtémoc Xocoyitzin
    Class: Noble
    Money Reserves: $250

    Skills:
    Innate: Charismatic
    Learnable: Swordmanship

    Weapons:
    Ichcahuipilli ($0, 1.5 weight)
    Macahuitl ($250, 1 weight)

    Languages: Nahuatl
     
  5. Red_Spy

    Red_Spy Bridge Overseer

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    Spoiler :
    Name: Biagio “Guglielmo” Piccirillo
    Class: Warrior
    Money: $0
    Weight: 4.5

    Skills:
    Physically Gifted
    Extra Language

    Weapons:
    Halberd
    Musket
    Knife

    Languages: Spanish, Italian


    Name: Guillermo Federico
    Languages: Spanish
    Faction: Spanish
    Class: Noble
    Horse: No Name at the moment
    Skills: Charismatic, Unarmed Combat
    Weapons: Knife, Crossbow
    Money: 150
    Weight: 2
     
  6. JohannaK

    JohannaK "Hero"

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    Name: Carles Savall
    Languages: Spanish
    Class: Noble

    Skills:
    Mentally Gifted
    Swordsmanship

    Weapons:
    Pistol
    Sword

    Weight: 3
    Money: 0€
     
  7. west india man

    west india man Immortal

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    Aren't you a Catalan, not a Spaniard? :mischief:
     
  8. JohannaK

    JohannaK "Hero"

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    I'm officially Spanish, despite feeling Catalan.
     
  9. Kinich-Ahau

    Kinich-Ahau #JustGoomyThings

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    Name: Itzli Quauhtli
    Class: Noble
    Money Reserves: $0

    Skills:
    • Innate: Physically Gifted
    • Learnable: Medical Skills

    Weapons:
    • Tlacalhuazcuahuitl ($200, 2 Weight)
    • Tepoztopilli ($300, 1 Weight)
    • Ichcahuipilli (0$, 1.5 weight)

    Languages: Nahuatl, Totonac, Yucatec
     
  10. landlubber

    landlubber Scottish Nationalist

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    Switching to Aztec. Check my other post for my new character, coming shortly.
     
  11. Dem Taqat

    Dem Taqat Bladespawn

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    Name: Frederick Gerani (OOC: v5 ;))
    Class: Missionary
    Bio: Being born in the Holy Roman Empire, Frederick Gerani was one of the people who saw the Church as a way out of his family's life as small-time merchants. But he was not by nature a person who could shut himself away in a church or monastary, and was frequently forced to pray for forgivness after being unleashed on the outside world. Thus it was that when word reached him of an expedition to the new world, he was quick to volunteer. He travelled to join the expedition under Cortes, and found that his 'experiances' had given him an edge over some of the other clergymen who might have joined the expedition. And so, when the time came, Gerani among those who sailed to the new world, and the historic journey that awaited...

    Money: 425

    Languages:
    Spanish
    German
    Latin

    Skills:
    Charisma (Innate)
    Unarmed Combat
    Medical Skills

    Items:
    Steel Armour
    Knife

    Weight: 0.5/3

    DT
    Actually That Kind of Monk :jesus:
     
  12. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Narvaez is a person, not a language. And he speaks Spanish.
    Similarly, Tlaxcalla is not a language. the Tlaxcallans speak primarily Nahuatl.
    EDIT: Mayan is a family of languages (Like Germanic or Romance).
     
  13. landlubber

    landlubber Scottish Nationalist

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    Bleh.
    Could you provide a list of languages, then?
     
  14. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    Nahuatl · Yucatec Maya · Mixtec · Zapotec · Tzeltal · Tzotzil · Otomi · Totonac · Mazatec · Chol · Huastec · Chinantec · Mixe · Tlapanec · Mazahua · Tarascan · Tarahumara · Amuzgo · Chatino · Tojolabal · Mayo · Trique · Tepehuan · Huichol · Kekchi · Tepehua · Yaqui · Popoloca · Quiche · Chichimeca Jonaz · Cora · Guarijio · Lacandon · Chocho · Seri · Pima Bajo · Chuj · Cocopah · Paipai · Matlatzinca · Mam · Kickapoo · Huave · Cuicatec · Tlahuica · Papago · Tipai · Ixil · Kiliwa ·

    Awakatek

    Ripped from wikipedia. Keep in mind, that list covers a larger portion of Mexico than the game does.
     
  15. landlubber

    landlubber Scottish Nationalist

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  16. JohannaK

    JohannaK "Hero"

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    LOL. I am actually surprised that ANYBODY would think Narvaez was a language or ethnic group. But of course that's possibly because being from Spain one gets to know more things of this event.
     
  17. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    http://shadowsac.chatango.com/

    That's the link to the chat, just show up in there at some point.
    Observers from the other faction are invited during missions, but please don't post during a mission that is not yours.

    Also, Aztec players, is there any interest in having a mission tonight?
     
  18. Kinich-Ahau

    Kinich-Ahau #JustGoomyThings

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    Eh, why not?
     
  19. CivOasis

    CivOasis Ahuizotl

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    All Spaniards who attended tonight's mission:
    $75
     
  20. landlubber

    landlubber Scottish Nationalist

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    Yeah, I've never heard of Narvaez. Excuse my American ignorance. :p
     

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