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Journey to the Centre of Arcanum - CYOA

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by ironyuri, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    Bumpty-bumpy!

    Come on Ironyuri, don't abandon us!
    Rape is the only solution!
     
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  2. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    BUMP!!!!!
     
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  3. Pelvis Knot Arbiter

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    bemp
     
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  4. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Goddamn you ironyuri fucking update!
     
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  5. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    MOAR!
     
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  6. Bohr Arcane

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    Seems that even Major_Blackhart has given up bumping this thread.:(

    So we wasted a crucial hour of our limited lifespan getting up to speed on the first few updates, only to be abandoned before even going underground?!?

    :x
     
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  7. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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  8. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Dude, I'm seriously pissed
     
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  9. Archaeon Scholar

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    One month more passed since last bump
    I remembered with a *thump*
    ironyuri, there's still time! UPDATE OR BAN! :mad:
     
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  10. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    Bump?
     
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  11. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Shadorwun: Hong Kong
    Guys it's dead, just give it up.
     
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  12. Archaeon Scholar

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    I nevar lose hope
     
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  13. Zorba the Hutt Arcane Weasel

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    Surely while this thread yet resides on ironyuri's signature, there is still hope for the desperate masses?
     
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  14. Major_Blackhart Codexia Lord Sodom Patron

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    NEVA FERGET
     
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  15. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Serpent in the Staglands Torment: Tides of Numenera
    I waited 11 years for Project Eternity, I can bump 11 years for this.
     
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  16. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Shadorwun: Hong Kong Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire
    Bumping for the codex.
     
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  17. Monty Arcane

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    There is a (very small) glimmer of hope, see this quote from yesterday:

     
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  18. Hoaxmetal Arcane

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    In before Arcanum CYOA kickstarter.
     
    Hoaxmetal rolled 20-sided di(c)e: KonyKIKK Total: 31
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  19. Gondolin Arcane

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    I'd pledge. Ironyuri and gro-bro kickstarting a double CYOA ohgoditsheaven!
     
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  20. ironyuri Guest

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    [​IMG]

    Give me three or four hours to write something; in the mean time, occupy yourselves with this:

    Show Spoiler


    Edit(or's note): Don't brofist me too soon, I might fail miserably and go back to bed in anguish.

    Edit(or's note) #2: As far as I can tell from the last tally drawn up by Esquilax (many thanks), the numbers were five votes for A1, six votes for B6 (aggregated). The system I have used in this LP so far has been to choose the option which wins the most votes outright for each discreet option. Thus, as of that tally, it was A = 9; B = 7, and One = 6; Three = 8. I didn't want to change the system up after six(?) updates, so to maintain consistency, I'll continue using the "first past the post" model for voting, which means the winning vote is A3 (Kleinmann accompanies the Professor, and the reporter is left to her own devices). As said above, I'm going to start writing shortly, once I recover the word document for the CYOA from a backup and have read through the previous updates to ground myself.
     
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  21. ironyuri Guest

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    Chapter the First
    In which Elias Kleinmann is confronted with the reality of his situation.


    Part I

    The cove at the base of the unforgiving outcrop, is little more than a collection of jagged rocks and festering lagoons. The expedition hikes upwards for an hour or more, before finding a plateau on which to take respite. The sun, presumably having reached its zenith, is hidden by a mass of black cloud drifting in from the east. Brockenlid wishes to continue immediately, doubtlessly enlivened by the thought discovering his fabled passage. The others are no worse for wear, though much less enthusiastic. Miss Cochrane, who has carried the entirety of her camera equipment by herself, sets up her tripod to capture the ship on the horizon. Having found a suitable camp site, a decision must now be made.

    Unable to bear the thought of Maug taking your place at Professor Brockenlid’s side as he begins his search for what he believes to be a fissure into the earth, you puff out your chest and, taking a regimental stance, bark out your desired orders.

    “Professor Brockenlid, allow me the honour to accompany you on this vital first step of our expedition. Henderson, you shall be joining us. See to it you prepare adequate provisions for the possibility of an overnight bivouac!”

    Turning to Maug, with a hint of malicious glee, knowing he won’t disobey you outright in front of his betters, you command him to stay behind and make camp, while Langfield and Jenks bring the remaining supplies and equipment ashore from the ship. Maug simply grunts his acknowledgement, giving you a hard look. You address the reporter, Miss Cochrane last of all.

    “My dear Miss Cochrane, as you are not an official member of this expedition you will have to take charge of your welfare personally. Professor Brockenlid has given you the right to share in our provisions, but I, as commanding officer of this military attaché, cannot offer you our protection. The success of the expedition and the safety of its scientists are of utmost priority!”

    Professor Brockenlid, seated uncomfortably on a rocky outcrop waits patiently for you to finish. He nods his approval, the others (save for Simeon Maug) look on in a mixture of bemusement and deference. With your best parade day speech delivered, the two designated teams set themselves to work. Maug removes his woollen jerkin, and begins the arduous task of setting up the tents and building a fire in the sheltered cove. Langfield and Jenks scramble back down toward the landing craft to unload more of the equipment. Brockenlid and An’ar chat in formal tones about what they might expect to find on the island; their conversation is peppered with a number of geological terms, the meanings of which you haven’t the faintest clue. Miss Cochrane casually sits on a small, rounded boulder, scribbling notes into a pocket-book.

    *****

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    By dusk, you are exhausted. You curse the shortness of your legs. The ascent of the rock-face has been gruelling, at least by the standards of a gnome used to the even cobbled pavements of Tarant. Brockenlid has led your small team into gaping chasm – steep, sheer, obsidian walls jutting skywards on either side. Looming to the east, and forming a natural continuation of the chasm’s right face is the peak of the volcanic mountain. The Professor speculates that this peculiar geological formation may have occurred due to part of the island subsiding into the ocean. The map which he and An’ar have been using to guide the team has proved itself all but useless. The now ancient coordinates seem no longer to correspond to the shifting rocks of this accursed island. Miss Cochrane, who has accompanied the group this far, approaches the Professor and you hear her suggest a return to the base camp. Hope for an easy discovery before nightfall seems lost.

    The clouds that have been gathering since morning unleash a torrent of rain, while lightning rends the heavens. Despairing, and in need of immediate shelter, the Professor shouts for the group to begin searching the cliff faces for any recesses which might provide some mild protection from the elements until it is possible to descend back to camp. You find yourself scrambling along with the rest, toward one side of the chasm, frantically searching for somewhere to escape from the wind that howls through the ravine.

    Soaked to the skin and struggling to see through the whirling rain and heavy gale, you hear the high pitched tone of Miss Cochrane somewhere to the left. Falling to your hands and knees you crawl in the direction you guess her to be. Unable to see more than a few feet ahead of you, you fumble blindly toward the source of the sound, and after what seems an eternity, you feel a hand grab you by the shoulder and drag you into shelter. The recess is dimly lit by the Professor’s hand-crank torch, and the rain still spatters in -- it matters little, drenched as you are. All are accounted for, if a bit rough around the edges. There is a collective sigh of relief.

    (I'm still finding my feet back into the story, so I have to apologise if it's light on dialogue. I'll get the rest of this (re)opening up this weekend, in an update with a word count closer to my original offerings (2000-3000). Watch the first page as well, as I'll try to write up a list of characters/personnages.)
     
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  22. tuluse Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Glad to be proven wrong about the death of this cyoa.
     
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  23. Bloodshifter Educated

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    wow the Codex managed to complete a Necromancy Spell...
     
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  24. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Wait, what is this? A genuine update to this CYOA? Capital old boy! Capital! :obviously:
     
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  25. Monty Arcane

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    Great to see an update, thanks, think most had given up hope. Major Blackheart's loyal bumping has not been in vain.
     
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