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The Monks of Magma

Discussion in 'Civ4 - Demo Game IV: Citizens' started by Provolution, Mar 13, 2008.

  1. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    The Monks of Magma

    The Ancient Monks of Magma was an old brotherhood, some said as old as the Earth itself. These stoic monks fell silent and meditated next to or inside violent natural phenomenons like volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, typhoons, rainy seasons, forest fires, sandstorms and avalanches. Stoically, they sat quiet in pact with nature, as their surroundings panicked. They listened to nature, with its twisted screams bellowing from its innermost body with a most intense message of its harmful metals. The Monks saw it as their mission to remedy the pains of Earth, and retrieve these harmful metals by ritualized mining practices.

    Having listened to Earths pains through these noisy periods, made them understand where to look, and how. Ancient rites for asking for the opening of the earth into mining pits, mining shafts and quarries allowed for the monks to respectfully enter a contract with the Earth to wrest its riches from it, as they asked for an animals spirit for permission to hunt it for food. The Monks of Magma had a most understanding relation to the Being Within, and thus had frequent fortunes with finding the metals they needed.
    • Brother of the Gold, "Coin Brother" or "Treasure Preachers"
    • Brother of the Silver, "Ring Brother" or "Couriers of the Light"
    • Brother of the Bronze, "Working Brother" or "Diggers of the Night"
    • Brother of the Iron, "War Brother" or "Tempests of the Thunder"
    • Sister of the Gems, "Diamond Nuns" or "Crystal Sirens"

    Enrollment

    Everyone believing in the meditative contact with the environments, in particular the painful screams of lone, non-extracted metals, should join this spiritual-material religion, built on material meditation.

    Prophet of Magma and Master of the Brotherhood

    Coin Brother Rashiminos, Prophet of Magma(Gold)


    War Brother Provolution (Iron)
    Ring Brother Oni of Chaos (Silver)
    Working Brother Aluminum Knight (Bronze)
    Diamond Nun Diamond Eye (Gems)

    Every Member is free to pick each their way, prior to the game start. Those that pick an attuned metal before the map is revealed, will aspire to the rank of "Prophet of the metal", and thus be leaders of the Order. This will be decided by the sequence of which metal is found first and so on. The first to identify a metal to be developed, will gain the rank, but before the map is scouted. The ranking is based of the sequence of extraction of your attuned metal tile.

    The Monks of Magma are known for their premier craftsmanship and smithy of metals, and would thus create the most exquisite, qualitative and robust pieces of tools, ornamentation, weapons, armor and statues ever seen by man, as they made all this of respect to wandering metal spirits, spirits liberated by saving these metals from the abyss of the inner world.
     
  2. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    I like GOOOOOOOOOOLD!

    Coin Brother Rashiminos:thumbsup:
     
  3. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    I like Iron: :)

    War Brother Provolution.
     
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    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    You are welcome Coin Brother :) Welcome to this most lucrative sect of material meditation.
     
  5. Oni of Chaos

    Oni of Chaos The Barrel Roll Guy

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    May multiple people pick the same metal?

    If not, Silver for me :D
     
  6. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    Ring Brother Oni, rings well!
     
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    Oni of Chaos The Barrel Roll Guy

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    Ring ring ring ring ring ring ring, banana phone! :eek:
     
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    Shattered Lord of Utopia

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    "I think hes stopped twitching" :lol:
     
  9. AluminumKnight

    AluminumKnight Conquistador

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    Can I get Bronze? I'm not exactly sure what this is, but it looks fun!
     
  10. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    You get Bronze Alu Knight, welcome dear "Working Brother".
     
  11. Methos

    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    I'm not joining, but I do have a couple of questions....

    First, how come gems isn't on the list?

    Second, what do you do once your 'type' has been located? Do you push for its control, use, etc., or what?
     
  12. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    1. Gems is on the list, if you want to become a Diamond Sister :)

    2.When you have chosen your material, that will impact your influence on said metal/mineral, its use, trade and in-game economy.
    It is more or less a lobbying organization for researching techs finding resources, as well as getting control over these. Each metal got selected brethren to promote them (you pick metal yourself, and the first one to pick a metal gets a lead position, the Diamond Sister one is still available :) )
     
  13. Rashiminos

    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    If we include gems, we might want to switch the nomenclature from metal to mineral, which allows other resources in the membership (stone, marble, coal, aluminum, uranium)
     
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    Methos HoF Quattromaster Super Moderator Hall of Fame Staff

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    :lol: No, just curious.

    Whoops, shows my knowledge of science. :)
     
  15. Provolution

    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    This is an early game thing, aluminum is much later along uranium. Stone and Marble we should keep out, as these are primarily bigger building materials. Diamonds may pass, as it is on the metal level of rarity, used for tools (diamond-cutters for example) and so on.
     
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    Rashiminos Fool Prophet

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    Paleolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic -> Stone Tools

    Marble statues...

    As for coal, aluminum, and uranium, perhaps you're right.
     
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    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    For in-game purposes, there are enough small pebbles and rocks to create clubs and so on for warriors. Quarries are for big building projects, and should not be covered. Maybe someone start a Masonic Lodge or something to cover these.
     
  18. lostcause

    lostcause Aim to Misbehave

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    Is this supposed to be a religious order of the Church of Giruvegan, or just another guild?
     
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    Provolution Sage of Quatronia

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    This is another religious guild, a clear alternative to Giruvegan, which is polytheist, this is meditation.
     
  20. NZL

    NZL Proudly Flemish

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    I'm pretty darn sure Aluminum is a metal ;)
    It allows for a "Space Brother" or "Explorers of the Sky" :p
     

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