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Bobby Fischer in General
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Originally written by Ephesos:

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Originally written by Excalibur:

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Originally written by Student of Trinity:

...that never died before.
Poor Ephesos

...(confused)

It's either something to do with Undead, or he confused you with Tyran.

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The Avernum RP, OoC Thread in General
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Originally written by Nioca:

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Originally written by Goldenking:

So, once I start TRYING TO conquer enemy cities, like the Anama or Sanctuary for example, you'll get to see my ways of turning them into Hunters.
FYT. If you think Sanctuary will fall like a bowling pin, you've got one nasty shock coming.

And yes, I have an IC coming.

I didn't say I could easily take you. I'm not even sure who I should fight right now. I suppose I'll have to let them come to me.

I considered putting in "trying to", but I figured that if I really wanted to I could take atleast one city from someone. Nikki's New Amuda, Laz's Kneece/Southpoint, Dint's Lennus/Squiggus, your Angel's Rest, maybe even Lorelei. The real question is whether I would be able to survive taking a city by force.

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Originally written by Dintiradan:

Goldenking: Seems I forgot the Exile thing. Wouldn't deporting them further north be easier? In any case, Upper Avernum needs to be scouted (again...).
Deporting them further north would be easier. But then, giving optimal conditions, I'd have to eventually annex them again. Then sent them further north... With that, I'd be better off killing them, which I'm not going to do, or enslaving them. That, I am going to do, atleast until the way to Avernum is up.

Avernum is nice and all, but it's largely a lost cause. The only thing I could get from there is minerals, which I don't particularily need right now. It's very isolated from the rest of the world, and they could only get to me if they managed to make a portal. As every teleportician I remember seeing in any of the games was either Human or Vahnatai, I should be fine so long as only non-humans go in. Blood traitors'll probably just get a good re-education campaign.

So, once I start conquering enemy cities, like the Anama or Sanctuary for example, you'll get to see my ways of turning them into Hunters. Very unique, if I say so myself.

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"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
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Originally written by Iffy:

But seriously though, parents should monitor what their kids watch/play. Otherwise, a kid might be influenced. And if a parent lets their kid watch the old sesame street, that is their own fault.
No, Iffy. Authoritarianism is not good, despite what you may think. I mean, who would want their kid to be influenced in any way at all! It might disrupt Big Brother's control over the youth!

I suggest reading up on political ideologies. Hell, even Wikipedia will do.

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Originally written by Excalibur:

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EDIT: Of all the people to ask Ex, you picked Nikki? How in the world is he supposed to get there? He would have to go through Hunter/Anama waters, launch an invasion of me to get there, or go through miles of wilderness just to get to the city.

The Thieves guild has nephilim members so the Hunters aren't an option, and being thieves they wouldn't want religious people running their turf.

What would make you think a reincarnation of the Empire would be any better? And more importantly, how is the message going to get there? Once again, you'd have to enter either Hunter or Anama waters, or land on my land, to get there.

Also, he has his own problems with famine and what not, so why would he send an army overseas to invade a province he's had no prior contact with?

I suppose I'm just a little riled you didn't pick me. I mean, it's not like I have to know you have Nephil in the guild.

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Originally written by Agrajag:

Nalyd is tempted to join as a slith faction just to be mean to the Hunters.
Sliths are by far the rarest of the friendly species on the surface. They're subterranean by nature, you know. Besides, I'm pretty sure there's already a slith faction in Avernum.

Although, there's plenty of room in northern and central Valorim. Could give Excalibur someone to play with on his own turf. Southern Valorim is crowded enough, thank you very much.

EDIT: On the other hand, no one's even mentioned Upper Avernum...

[ Friday, January 18, 2008 17:50: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Originally written by Unhasty:

I suppose then that the Nephilim enslaved by Nepharim in Exile 2 were basically comfort women. I never thought about it that way...
Through in a few Sliths and you'd have the perfect basis for the Anti-Hunters/Non-Human Coalition Against the Tyranny of the Imperium of Man.

EDIT: Of all the people to ask Ex, you picked Nikki? How in the world is he supposed to get there? He would have to go through Hunter/Anama waters, launch an invasion of me to get there, or go through miles of wilderness just to get to the city.

[ Friday, January 18, 2008 17:36: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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Sharimik

The missionary shot a single, discreet glance in the direction of the slith. This glance was laced with hatred, filled with rage, dripping with venom, and had a taste of superiority. The single, momentary glance shot out rays of loathing, beams of abhorence, and anvils of detestment. This brief, brief glance showed depths into the missionary's racism, and the look on his face showed utter contempt, with a hint of superiority. An unfortunate fly was caught in this brief glance, and upon seeing it, the poor bug dropped dead from shock and fear.

Apart from that brief, nearly unnoticable glance, the missionary ignored Dewiss's entire rant. When Bekath posed his question, the missionary responded cooly, steelily, mechanically, "I guarantee to you now, there will be no attempt to kill any of the non-humans in the Sanctuary embassy zone. That is to say, all non-humans here can be considered free. For non-humans in the city, they would have to wear a sort of badge*, to identify them as Sanctuary property, to assure the guards don't attack them. However, we cannot insure that our more zealous civilians will not, attack, and so it would be wise for all non-humans to stay away from Hunter part of the city." He stressed the words "stay away" in a way that would have given acid a run for its money.

As he said this, his left hand covertly slipped into his robes. There, in his pocket, it wrapped around a magical piece of vellum, a scroll if you will. The spell it contained was rather potent, and would summon something powerful, a demon or a drake perhaps, to help him in combat, if that slith attacked. Though he looked at it not, feeling the beast unworthy of his gaze a second time, he watched from his periphery, for a violent reaction. He was, unfortunately, unarmed save for the scroll, but the scroll was all he needed. That abomination makes one wrong move, and a drake would eat its head while the missionary fled.

In other parts of the city meanwhile, a new wave of immigrants was coming in from Jubilee, colonists not fit for starting a city from scratch.

Krizsan

The scribe read aloud the message to Barleycorn. For the most part, the Commander nodded, agreeing, until the scribe read the line, "As for Silvar, I propose that as we liberated it, it remains under our jurisdiction for the time being."

Slowly, the scribe finished the rest of the letter, and then waited for the Commander's response. It came swiftly, with barely surpressed anger. The sribe quickly sribbled down the reply

To Imperial Dervish Victor Gathin, Third Order of Aizo,

I thank you most sincerely for the service that you have done for the Hunters, and civilization as a whole. For this deed, we will immediantly open markets to the Crown, as such will benifit both of our great nations greatly. Regarding Silvar, I propose that a conference be held in a fortnight in the city itself concerning ownership. In that time, a proper diplomat shall have been sent to represent the greater interests of the Hunters more accurately then my Krizsan-centric interests.

Yours,
Commander (Doctor Right Honorable Judge Blessed Lord Protector Ambassador Inquisitor Conquistador Master) Jonathon Barleycorn (Esquire Rexis)


Upon finishing his speech, the scribe handed the letter off to a runner, who relayed it to an Imperial messenger across the river, who would then send it to this Dervish fellow. The seal of the letter was one of the Eye, and the letter was of real paper.

Meanwhile, in Krizsan, a certain unassuming guard was sent on a vital mission, in only black clothing with a dagger and torch. Creeping through the grasslands, he found the bridge, the sole bridge, that crossed the river, and hid. Soon, the runner returned from his mission, and still the soldier waited. Eventually, as the sun dipped down into the velvet ocean, he rose silently. Checking carefully that not a soul was around, he stalked up to the bridge and covered it with kindling. Then, he lit the torch, and carefully spread the blaze to the bridge. Satisfied, he stepped back into the shadows and observed his handwork, before creeping back to Krizsan. The food from Silvar wasn't getting to the Empire anytime soon.

Farport

The city was abuzz with the sound of chatter. A man had just arrived in the harbors of Farport. While this usually wasn't such a great story, this man came not from the Channel, but the river. He told the tale of how the three ships sent north in the river, all were destroyed by Slithzerikai in the river and Goblins on the mountains, leaving him to paddle north to Farport alone. This meant that perhaps a land rouge to Krizsan wasn't as necessary as previously thought. It meant that merchants could sail directly to Farport.

And so, a flotilla was gathered, headed by the man from the river, as he was the one who knew the path. There was much celebrating as the ships sailed south, with a garrison of soldiers and archers to kill the non-human infestation in the canyons. Finally, they turned around the final twist of the river, and entered the canyons. The lights filtered down from above, with rain clouds slowly gathering. Suddenly, there was a shriek from atop the canyons...

The Sleeve - Non-Human Line

Mrrhrrphrr the Third purred irritatedly, and whispered quietly to his son, Jake. Suddenly, the crack of the whip was heard and a stinging pain consumed his spine. Stumbling in pain, he could hear the owner of the aforementioned whip yelling in his ears, "NO TALKING KITTIES!"

Mrrhrrphrr looked at the Hunter with a mixture of fear and hatred, noticing that he had a blade drawn. Not wishing to die and leave his son alone to deal with these monsters, he nodded complacently and continued. A dull pain in his feet soon became evident, supplementing the fading spinal pain from the various whippings. The iron shackeles were growing heavier it seemed, and Farport was still no where in sight. Suddenly, the line stopped inexplicably. Peering around his son, he saw the cause: A goblin in the line had fallen from exhaustion. Unsparingly, he was spitted on a blade and removed from the line, his corpse tossed carelessly into the underbrush.

"ALL RIGHT SCUM! WE'RE RESTING HERE FOR TONIGHT!" was the shout of the Hunter in the lead, and gratefully the non-human line fell exhausted, and mostly fell into a deep sleep within moments. Lifting his heavy head, he glanced around, seeing non-humans from the other two camps as well. Bad news. Before his brain could process this, he fell into a dreamless sleep beside his son.

The Sleeve - Expeditionary Force

After destroying the other two encampments, the army marched onward, deep into the wooded wilderness. Eventually, they saw signs of civilization in their wanderings. The tattered stones of an old Empire road. Then, the vegetation became more sparse. Rounding the corner, they found a dismaying sight. A ghost town of crumbling stone, which apparently had hosted a lizard infestation. A sign, old, worn and partially burnt, declared "Welcome to Nexus! Portal Hub of Valorim"

The commander ordered the soldiers to march into the city, and as the savage lizards charged, they were spitted with ease by the soldiers. The main street led to a vaguely impressing manor.

It was fairly large, three stories, but it was also a sad sight. The windows were shattered for the most part, the roof was collapsed in some parts and had not a single shingle, the outer walls were scratched at, and the doors were nearing collapse. Grateful to find a buidling not infested, the doors were opened to the force.

Here, they were going to rest for the night. The wearier soldiers found rooms suitable for sleeping in, and retired for the night. Meanwhile, sentries were stationed in the ground level to insure the lizards didn't come in and launch an attack while the men slept. The commander and the more inquisitive followed a threadbare purple carpet into a chamber dominated by a pool of water and a bronze gateframe.

As the commander peered into the pool, it revealed itself as a scrying pool. First a faint image of the continent of Valorim appeared, and then the water turned grey, and white lettering stated: "State Your Destination". Nervously, the commander said "Krizsan", and the bronze gateway flickered to life. That is to say, a few green sparks came from the gateway and tried to turn into a portal, inevitably failing due to lack of power.

Confused, the commander pulled out his pocket copy of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Valorim, turned to the Krizsan Chapter, and read the entry on Nexus: "After the Plagues, the Surface Explorers popularized the Wizard Ernest's portals, going to the capitals of each of Valorim's provinces. Overnight, the city became a trade center, and the infrastructure of Valorim grew rapidly. However, after several years of serving as a remote portal hub for the continent, the Nexus soon fell into disrepair due to the Avernite Surface Portal and Ernest's untimely death. It is recommended that Hitchhiker's NOT attempt to use the portals there, as they are weakened and haven't been used in centuries."

The commander knew this was of no interest to the expedition other then temporary shelter, but it would be note-worthy for the Assembly...

The Sleeve - Colonists

In the wake of expansionism, another colonial city was being established, this time in the clearing where the first non-human camp was. The tents still remained, and were going to be used until proper structures could be built. The place was surrounded in a much needed resource, wood, and farther south in the mountains there were believed to be various ore veins. Hopefully this city would be just as useful as Jubilee to the north.

Jubilee Island

Berries gleamed red on the bushes, and they gleamed just as red when Jane put them in her basket. It was fortunate that these bushes had been found, lessening the dependency on the pigs, sheep, and cows of the animal farms that shared this area west of the city.

Jane's sister, June, was a gossip. She gabbered on and on about the various bits of news from around the island. Right now, she was talking about the healing herbs found in the northwest of the island, and the trade the alchemists would bring as they found it. Then, undettered by the fact Jane was ignoring her, she continued on to talk about the alchemist who found ancient crates with iron bars magically unrusted near an ancient wreck.

Fascinated, Jane started on a monologue about the strong sons of the builders who worked diligently to make the city properly, and the handsome sons of the lumberjacks who supplied wood for the builders, shipyards, fletchers and furniture makers. Wrapping up her monologue, she told about how she made friends with the vegetable farmers in the southern bit of island, and the copper miners from the northern bit of island.

Bigail

Twirling his moustache gently, Delphi paddle the boat into the harbors of Shayder, causing a bit of a stir. Seems like visitors to the island were, understandably, rare. The Anama saw him, wearing the Ring, and his boat, flying the Eye. Delphi stepped out from the small craft, and stated boldly, "I am of the Anama. I fled from Port Townsend to Farport from the Rakshasi. Now I serve the Hunters. Take me to the Archbishop."

*The badge in question would be akin to the type used by people of Jewish faith and descent in Germany circa 1933-1945.

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"I'm happy I'm the mentally disturbed person I am." -Nioca
"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
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Originally written by Agrajag:

How about ghosts?
Yeah, these thought-creatures just sound like invisible ghosts to me.

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Chess clubs around the world weep.

Poor Bobby. His King's been captured.

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Originally written by Agrajag:

A nephil/slith hybrid. . . yuch.
A slith hybrid of any type is highely unlikely. The sliths developed far away from the surface, where the nephil and humans started out. Besides, humans and nephil are mammals, while sliths are reptiles. The world didn't even know what a slith was until the First Expedition.

Now, I will concede that there may be a nephil-human hybrid, but I maintain my stance that such an abomination would be infertile. They're different species, after all.

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"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
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Originally written by Iffy:

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Well, it's kind of hard to explain to your wife if she walks in on you at home.

That makes no sense. Not everyone has a wife.

The point here is that Senator Craig did have a wife.

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"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
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quote:
Originally written by Iffy:

If I had never come to this RP, it wouldn't have crashed the way it did. So, it is my fault.
This is my first, and last, RP.

Don't be so hard on yourself. This RP failed for a variety of reasons, and in a way was destined to fail.

Don't let this be the end of your RP'ing. If you'd be so kind as to read my RP'ing in the original World of Avernum RP, you'd see that I was just as bad, if not worse, as you. So, I gave up, for some time. Then, I found a RP board, unconnected to this one, and worked there. They had a very defined set of rules and regulations, and within a few months I had grown to the level I am at now. If you want, I can PM you the RP site that got me to this level.

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Originally written by Hey, Jude.:

I mean, it's either A4 or AtG (which should be canon anyway :P ) that says that portals from the surface to Avernum aren't as rare as they once were.
You just made me go through a lot of files, but I found what I was looking for. The general consensus on this RP is that anything after either BOA or A3, with the possible exception of A5, is not canon. A4, which has been widely remarked as the lowest point in the Avernum series, is not canon for this RP as far as I can determine. I don't know about A5, as I haven't played it, *Hi, I'm a PC!* but from what I have been able to tell you start off in the colonial north of Avernum, thus adding little to the discussion.

And as for AtG, (Please tell me that was At the Gallows) it's set after this particular RP starts. And obviously in a parallel universe, as the Old Empire never fell.

Anyways, my point on the deterioration of the portals still stands. I'd imagine industrial portals, ones that could send a trade convoy to the other side of Ermarian, would suck up the reserved power pretty fast. That includes the most famous one, the Avernite Surface Portal. So, unless you have a good deal of portal engineers and sufficient cash to pay them, all the major portals would be down by now.

One last thing in this rant: Valorim had been settled for one hundred years by A3, and was still considered a backwater frontier. That says something to me, I don't know about you. I'm pretty sure it's in the book on the four continents in A3. So, looking through the Xian Book might help.

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Originally written by Ephesos:

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Originally written by Goldenking:

Remember Ernest, the guy with portals going everywhere in A3? I'm going to use him to get myself some serious portal connections everywhere...
Did anybody remember that we're playing this several hundred years after the events of the Avernum games? Ernest is dead, and his hut is long left to ruin.

I worded that poorly. I know he is long, long dead. This is more along the lines of what I meant to say:

"Remember Ernest, the guy with the portals going everywhere in A3? I'm going to use the ruins of those portals to get some serious connections everywhere, if I get some help from the Dominion."

My base for this is that after the Plagues, Ernest's hut became a trade center, and the portals were made more proper, with a town leaping up around his hut, and his hut becoming more of a mansion. Then, with the redirectable Avernum Surface Portal and Ernest's death, the town soon became less appealing and the portals slowly fell into disrepair. Eventually, they could not safely work, and later they simply flickered out of existance. The machinery and notes of Ernest's portal work would still be there, though.

As for portals being more common, I'm aware that in (300-ish?) years that there would be changes. TM had cannons in the last game, which I'd like to avoid. I've made mention of the printing press having been invented. However, after the Fall of the Empire and Avernum, those portals would fall into disrepair by all but the most magically powerful factions. Then, after the Time of the Star, even those would become more rare. It takes economic muscle to keep a portal active, you know.

Azuma: I doubt creatures like that exist. After all, only members of the same species can mate and have fertile offspring. Slithzerikai developed independently of the other two, and it seems that humans and nephil only met after a while. Other creatures, like Vahnatai or Troglodytes would be even more difficult, as they have had even less contact with the other races. Alternatively, you may want to make a sort of Delian League, maybe Hanseatic League, trade alliance of cities.

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So, get this: I just wrote a very long post, with plenty of information on Jubilee, Farport, the Expedition, Krizsan, Sharimik, and Bigail. Rather long, very worthy. Then, I'm going to copy it incase I have a problem, and I accidentally click paste. Whole thing gone in an instant. Extremely frustrating. So, my response will come tomorrow.

Dintiradan, if you could respond to my previous post now so I can move forward there as well, then that'd be peachy. Also, it'd be great if you could help with my portal scheme. Remember Ernest, the guy with portals going everywhere in A3? I'm going to use him to get myself some serious portal connections everywhere, from Upper Avernum to Tinraya. That is, if all goes according to plan.

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"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
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Originally written by Nioca:

I say kill it now and be done with it. That way, this RP reaches a proper close rather than just dying.
I'll wait one more day, for others to voice their opinions, and then write up THE END.

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Originally written by Azuma:

Dang! Still no post in the IC..@_@

And Goldenking..will there be a sequel after this?

Most likely not.

Everyone, if you feel like it, I can end this now.

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Hunters: "The Sun Never Sets on Humanity's Wonders." as the national motto, followed by the unofficial phrase: "The Sun Never Sets on the Non-Human Plague; Let's Change That. (Send them to Avernum!)" The pantheses' content is optional, as it lessens the power of the statement somewhat.

Anyways, this is finals week for me. So that was probably my last IC post this week.

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"Yes, Iffy is a demon." -Iffy
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Sharimik

"You don't have to leave the city." said the missionary simply. Seeing the confused looks on his various hosts' faces, he continued. "We want to have further interaction, positive albeit, with Sanctuary. No one in Sharimik, or the entirety of the Hunter Lands, will be discriminated on for their religion, or lack there of. Word of this most recent law is no doubt spreading like wildfire in the city by now."

"The Assembly has tasked me with this proposal: First, the Hunters shall commit no eastward expansion. The north however, places like Softport, are free lands. Second, as I previously stated, no one of the Sanctuary will be discriminated upon due to their faith. Third, this temple and the surrounding district is to act as the Sanctuary Free Zone, a sort of embassy between us, and where none of our laws shall apply. Your other two proposals, concerning free travel, are of course, accepted."

"What do you say?"

Jubilee Island

The temporary camp was taken apart, and the ships had been brought about to the ruins on the other side of the island. Here, the colonists got to work. The ships had come laden with a lot of building supplies, and now the overgrown wilderness was being pushed back. The first thing that was made was a proper harbor, and from here houses were being made further inland. Within time, this settlement would be a city.

In the next week, people settled into their jobs. The builders constructed the city after the houses were all finished. The miners had found a vein of copper in the rocky outcroppings to the north, and mined them. The lumberjacks meanwhile had cleared a nice swathe of land to the south, and were selling their wood to the builders. In this nice little plain, the farmers bought land and began working it, planting their crops in the ground and preparing the soil, as well as keeping their animals feed. Trade ships started arriving with supplies, and leaving with wooden furniture, copper supplies, and chicken meat from the farms.

Expeditionary Force

The first sign had been the path. Broken twigs, and downtrodden plants. Then, as they followed the trail, they found that the branches were coveniently chopped away in the areas it would have been an obstacle. Then the reaction of the animals in this uninhabited wilderness, was fear. Startlement, meaning there was a settlement nearby. As they followed it further, they found a definitive sign: shedded nephil fur. A fine coat of it covered everything, and it got thicker as they followed it.

As the path was about to round a corner, a nephil child came out. It looked at them incomprehensibly, and before it could flee as the elders had always warned them to, a soldier tackled it, covering it's mouth. It was left there, bound and gagged, to be retrieved later, and it cried silently.

The Hunter force meanwhile climbed up an overhanging rock, and looked at the bustling camp they saw on the other side. Complete with a harbor and small fishing ships, at was perfect for inhabitation... which was why it was inhabited. By non-humans. Nephil mostly, though the muscular frames of some Sliths and even a few Goblins could be seen mixed in.

With a scowl, the archers nearly let loose on the village. Instead, the commander ordered the archers to the east side of the ca,[, a small group of guards to the south side where they lay, and the rest to the west side.

Silently, his orders were fulfilled. Then, leading the attack from the west, his soldiers charged into view. The guard were quickly overrun by the surprise, and felled before him. Now, the soldiers charged through the encampment, killing all of those who resisted, and binding those who didn't. Hearing the Hunter advance and the various alarms from the west of the camp, the Nephil, Slith, and Goblins all fled in the opposite direction... where the arhcers felled the first wave with a wall of arrows.

The rest, seeing the trap, surrendered, resigned to their deaths. Not wanting their fellows to share their fate, they shouted warnings to the other fleeing non-humans, and they turned north and south. To the north, they found that the torch had been set to the ships, and to the south, they ran into the infantry stationed there. When it was all done, the camp was taken, with plenty of captives for the Imperial Assembly's delight.

It was a primitive camp, and upon closer inspection, it was found that it was useless for the Hunters. The tents insides were spartan, mostly because the non-humans were poor. The harbor was found to be unsuitable for any real watercraft. The pathways the non-humans had were confusing, twisting, and basically unorganized. Meanwhile, the non-humans did have one thing going for them, a network of bridges in the trees. After following them, a scout confirmed that the other two villages were at the other end, as the Chief had stated.

A messager was sent back to Sharimik. And as for the rest of the group, the Hunt was on.

Brother Evergreen

"You know... when I was in the service of the Order of Krell, after the Fall, I was constantly getting refugee Nephil from the Old Hunters. Pitiful really, but I had nothing against them, at that point. I helped them, and sent them on their way. Then... when the Time of the Star came, a group of Rakshasi burned down the chapel and killed most of the other clergy. I alone was left to lead the flock to safety... but then there was a second attack. This one by Nephil. They killed the flock and nearly me as well, and stole our supplies. When they were fleeing, I recognized them as the ones I had helped! It was at that point I realized that non-humans are barbaric, subhuman you could say."

With that, Evergreen walked into the tent. There, he spoke calmly, "Peace and trade are of course acceptable to the Hunters. But, it goes further then that, I'm afraid. We want a proper, military alliance. Across the channel, the Anama are building their power up, and to counter this we have been trying to construct warships. Meanwhile, east of Sharimik, a cult called the Sanctuary is trying to take land, and would no doubt try to go south if they could.

"A few other things that are desired by the Imperial Assembly... we want to help edit the Encyclopedia Ermariana*, and the permission to send missionaries into your land. Our leaders are both the same, wanting to help reform the Empire, with their own ideological additions. Also, instead of just killing non-humans like the Old Hunters, we want to exile them to Avernum, particularily Fort Avernum. Before you answer, do you have a necromancer who would do a small task for us?"

*Particularily the sections dealing with Non-Humans, if you know what I mean. Paint them in a negative light and all that.

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Originally written by Caroline.:

[QUOTE]Originally written by Nioca:
[qb]P.S: Goldenking. Since you've let me make the IC post for Silvar, is there anything I should know about the bandits that isn't covered already?

And what's with the kitty remnants?

Yeah, they're slightly organized in battle, and are jumpy on caffeine. Hard leather armor, with longswords for the infantry. One mage. Shouldn't be to much of a challenge.

When Tygra's rule was slipping, non-humans were channeled north by the sympathists. Just a few villages, and for you they can be on my side of the wilderness.

Eph/Dint: The druid is, in fact, a refugee from up north. He developed a hatred for the Rakshasa after they burnt down his outpost. This was broadened to all non-humans when a band of desperate nephil killed the survivors of his flock. I chose him to illustrate the differences between the Old Hunters and the Neo-Hunters.

Old Hunters = Generally all-around evil. I mean, a castle of bone? Dead bodies tacked in an otherwise beautiful garden? Mind control? Burning the Krell Temple in Gidrik? Horrid behavior.
Neo-Hunters = Much more balanced overall, on the moral compass atleast. Banish the majority of the non-humans instead of war them. Negotiate with humans. Emancipate slaves, grant religious freedoms, whatever necessary.

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Iffy, I don't like your swords personality. Control it. Kill it. Stop it from doing whatever it wants. The giant chicken spell is okay, but don't give it too much power.

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Originally written by Emperor Tullegolar:

What? My new map is already rendered obsolete due to a new city and changes in territory?

I suggest the rest of you follow Nikki's example.

Done. I'm expanding north, and now I'm expanding west. I'd expand south as well, but I RP their being Rakshasi bands roaming in that area, preventing me from going there.

I'm trying to get a connection from Farport to Krizsan. So, I was going to expand west and try to get the Unicorn Pass area. Then I noticed that the rivers were connected where they weren't before. Most have been a magical battle between the Rakshasi and some of Dint's agents during the Time of the Star *wink wink*. So, I figure I'll still expand west a bit, but instead of trying to get to the pass, I'll take control of the river and sail to Krizsan, along with taking control of the road to the west of it. That'll ease things up a bit.

So, ET, I claimed an island. You had it under the Anama, but I doubt he ever claimed it. It had no settlement, and according to his posts he's far to busy on the main island to even think about this place. Wasn't this island the one with the iron laden ship that crashed? If so, it might be a bit big on the map.

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Sharimik

Migrants. Coming to Sharimik. The population jumped overnight. The Hunter supporting population jumped like mad.

The migrants came from the south, Gidrik specifically, and were here on a mission. To help incorporate the city into the Hunter Empire. Even after Gidrik had been rebuilt by hardworking refugee workers, there had not been enough living space to give the homeless homes. They had, until this point, been losing exorbitant amounts of hard-earned Prints and Marks* to live in the inns.

Now, on order of the government, they emigrated north. They were a cultural garrison, and there very presence helped rebuild the city. Hunter presence in the city was going to be expanded shortly, following the plan to taking a neutral/friendly city**.

Meanwhile, on the Sanctuary side of town, the missionary that had liberated the slaves earlier walked with purpose down the street. The temple loomed in front of him. Showing he was not armed, he called out to the ramparts of the Sanctuary temple. "Sanctuarymen! I am the leader of the Hunters here!"

Silvar

The Freemen Bandits styled themselves as the successors to the Looters, in that they looted everything. After the Fall of the Hunters and the Time of the Star, they had found fertile ground, looting from uninhabited, as well as inhabited, settlements. They were controlled by a conglomerate of mercenary commanders and greedy traders. As of now, they demanded protection fees from the smaller cities, and traded at exorbitant fees with large cities, using the threat of military attack to impose the high costs of trade. The three settlements they had the most trade with, those with large militaries, so direct attack would be grievous, were Fort Blades, Bolton, and Krizsan.

In order to show military strength, the Freemen had placed a garrison in Silvar, to show the Hunters their power. They always faced south, looking like statues at the city. It had been noticed that there were some soldiers who passed by, but they left they way they came, and it was assumed they were gone. In the earlier days, Krizsan had attempted to oust the Freemen, and had launched several semi-successful raids, but in the end Krizsan had given up. The last raid, two weeks back, involved a pincer attack that hit the Freemen from north and south. Though surprised, they were eventually repelled, but the attack did leave a hole in the northern wall.

It was here the Pheonix Imperials arrived, punching through a tarp made to look like the rest of the wall. This was as far as the Hunters guided them, and now they were in a hostile city. Still, there presence wasn't expected, but the city was tense at night, with archers at the towers and guards at every door, in or outside. What they did from here was up to them, but the mission was still clear in their heads: Disable the Bandits military capabilities.

Farport

Meanwhile, in this capital of the Hunters, there was a debate as to whether or not the river should be crossed.

Claw Hardblade claimed that it was there, not the Rakshasi borderlands, that would provide the easiest route to Krizsan. The Senators were skeptical. Hardblade claimed there was a pass through the mountains near Fort Blades. The Senators asked why this pass wasn't shown on any maps. Hardblade said that it was a remote, and uninhabited area, infested with non-humans. The Senators said that he was just using non-humans as bait. Hardblade stated that during the time of Tygra, the uncivilized lands became the home of the uncivilized beasts, by the work of the Blood Traitors.

The Imperial Assembly voted, and it was decided to form an expeditionary force to explore the lands. They were gathered together that day, and set out to the "sleeve". According to Hardblade, there were villages of nephil, sliths, fae, goblins, and kobolds in the wooded wilderness. If this was true, it would be good Hunting. Not to mention harvesting the giant trees would make for a good little economic boost as well. You never know when you need a fleet...

The Assembly itself had recognized this need, and had sent a group of colonists ahead of the expedition to establish a city. Not on the mainland proper, but instead a small island off of it. The larger of the two, nearer to Farport. Colonists sailed off, soon landing on the island as night set. Preparing the camp for the night, scouts quickly searched the island. There was the ruins of a settlement here. Apperantly the Anama had set up a small outpost here, from the looks of it shortly before the Time of the Star. No doubt they wouldn't be missing it now, since they seemed to have enough problems on the main island.

*Hunter currency. Prints are a basic equivalent to the Check/Cheque of the modern world, issued by the Imperial Assembly Treasury. Used for most large transactions, as it is the most secure of the two currencies. The other is the Marks, which are coins coming in denominations of Coppermark, Bronzemark, Ironmark, Silvermark, and Goldmark, from least to greatest worth. They are used as bullion, and there worth is measured in weight, plus the value of the metal. They have an engraved outline of the Eye in the center, with a hole in the iris/pupil to which the coin was attached to a string. On the peripherary, there is various mottos/propagand messages/words of wisdom.
**1. Send missionaries to the city
2. Send a population of lower class Hunters
3. Protect whole populace w/soldiers
4. Offer economic incentives to join Hunters
5. Declare city as Hunter property

[ Monday, January 14, 2008 19:31: Message edited by: Goldenking ]

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You forgot all the Richard White Games. And Subterra.
Those aren't Spidweb games, nor are they even carried by Spidweb anymore.

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