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Inactive [LP CYOA] Overlord

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jul 20, 2015.

  1. Storyfag Arcane

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    Mmmost interesting. I wonder if we have another Bull of Heaven buried beneath our fortress. Zayan tapped for power into *something* previously guarded by a firelord.
    Anyway, B.
     
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  3. lightbane Arcane

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    So, the Heaven's forces are the bad guys here, kinda like MGQ but with less (un)tasteful rape and a more dickish protagonist.

    A.
    You go to the knights’ aid, distracting the minotaurs and engaging them in battle. You would have to be careful to avoid damaging the central pillar in any way, so you would have to refrain from using your more powerful spells, but you can probably manage somehow. Probably.

    We still haven't gotten that physical technique Barb promised us long ago.
     
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  4. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    A - Knowing our trap detection ability, we will probably trigger the alarm anyway. Might as well go after these guys while we have some help.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    :lol::lol::lol:
    A, Barbatos is helpful and a bro besides, let's keep him happy.
     
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  6. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Yeah, I'll go for A as well. +M
     
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  7. Kipeci Magister

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    It might be fun to try to fight them the way nature intended! Also, Barbatos is an incredible badass that I think we should be giving more weight to in our decision making. He's saved us a fair number of times now, and we can't rely on our angelic nature for certain benefits anymore.

    A.
     
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  8. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    Yeah, why not. A.

    treave, this sentence ends rather abruptly.

     
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  9. Kipeci Magister

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    We gotta go after the beef, delicious stuff.
     
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  10. wjw Augur

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    I am tempted by C. But A sounds more fun.
     
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  11. Storyfag Arcane

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    Also, getting strong Tomb of VARN vibes from this location.7
     
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  12. The Brazilian Slaughter Arcane

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    A

    Fuck this fancyness. PUNCH STUFF!!
    RIP AND TEAR! MAXIMUM FUCK!!
     
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  13. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, uh, I'm extremely sorry about this. What I thought would be an easy month is turning out to be my busiest month of the year, since some things at work didn't quite go as expected and I now have a very looming deadline to meet. I'll try to figure out an update schedule, but I doubt I'll have time till Christmas is over.

    Again, my apologies.
     
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  14. Kipeci Magister

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    You hanging in there, treave?
     
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  15. treave Arcane Patron

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    Just barely, but as of yesterday it looks like I've made it through. Unfortunately part of my continuing bad luck with work proceeded to involve the loss of some particularly important data (thanks, water damage), causing my absence for the entirety of January. That also included the notes I had planned for this CYOA, and with that gone plus the overly lengthy hiatus I feel like all momentum has stalled to a point where I can't make satisfactory progress with this project any further. It's quite a shame since I don't like to drop projects half done, but I have to admit defeat for this one.

    Which means we should probably start up a new one.
     
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  16. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Rather an ignoble end for an overlord. Then again, we did make a mess of him.
     
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  17. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Hobo Rider?
     
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  18. treave Arcane Patron

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    Something simple, not as lengthy to get me back in the groove. I'm certainly out of practice at the moment and not ready for a long project just yet. There's a short concept I've had in mind for a while: the events of a single night (or day), played successively through the perspectives of multiple characters. Each character will get not more than 10 chapters before we move on to the next.

    It'd start off as something like this:

    ***

    Night of the Hummingbird

    Ankida. The greatest and oldest city on the continent, the center of the once burgeoning Shinar Empire. Many have dubbed the Empire the Sick Man of the Old World and dismissed it as a failing government clinging onto outdated monarchy through sheer pride, nostalgia and no little stubbornness. Still, even with the Empire’s strength sapped by years of war and the changing winds of history, the brilliance of Ankida itself remains undiminished. It is still a metropolis that many poets have titled the Jewel of the World in countless poems and songs. It is, still, the cradle of minds and egos that have gone on to do great things, as it has been for millennia. No matter how many Emperors have ruled it, no matter the philosophies of the land it stands on, no matter how many young, upstart nations stake their claim to importance, Ankida is still the pivot on which the world turns.

    And on this night, in the mansion of the most influential noble of the Empire, amidst the howling gales of republicanism that are storming the continent, the world is about to revolve once more around this ancient city…

    Tonight would go down in history as the Night of the Hummingbird.

    For as an old Shinari verse goes, the hummingbird drinks nectar by day, and blood by night.

    ***

    Choose a character to follow:

    A. Lady Orlessa Ramsesphilios (52) - Spouse of Lord Ramsesphilios. Noted philanthropist, social butterfly and avid gardener. Her reach amongst the ladies of high society is said to rival that of her husband’s own amongst the Council of Nobles. Organizer of tonight’s banquet.

    B. Natia Ramsesphilios (18) – Sole daughter of House Ramsesphilios. A young woman who knows her family’s influence and is not afraid to use it. Tonight’s banquet serves as her debut into high society.

    C. Vitruvius Camna (23) - Scion of House Camna, a militaristic family of nobles that has seen better days. Having recently graduated summa cum laude from the Imperial Academy, he is keen to prove his worth. He has become famous as one of the advocates against the spread of republicanism in the Empire.

    D. Ambassador Zhang (46) - The Higashi ambassador. Descended from a long line of Concordiat diplomats and fluent in seven languages, he has been stationed in Ankida for more than a decade. His tenure has gained him many allies amongst the Ankidans due to his gregarious nature.

    E. Eannos Lumen (23) - A manservant of the Ramsesphilios family. Inanna’s brother. Was once a cadet in the Imperial Academy’s military wing, but dropped out due to personal circumstances. A brooding young man that still maintains contact with certain more radical elements of the military.

    F. Inanna Lumen (18) - A maid of the Ramsesphilios family. Eannos’s younger sister. Unaware of her brother’s activities. A kind and gentle girl that is the apple of Lady Orlessa’s eye, even above her own daughter.

    G. Wulfric Wendelltyr (25) - A young inventor from the Skane Republic. Under patronage from Lady Orlessa, he has taken up residence in Ankida. Invited by his patron to demonstrate his recent invention: a steam-powered stage play. His neuroticism and nervousness makes him a poor fit for a banquet, however.

    H. Nameless (20s?) - A young man with neither clothes nor memory to his belonging. He finds himself sitting on the walls of the mansion grounds with no idea whatsoever as to how he got there.
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Welcome back, bro!
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    I want to probe the ground before committing to any one character. The nameless fella, probably a spook, will do.
     
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  20. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    Camna or Ean, if we're gonna do this, then try murdering the other characters.
     
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  21. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, if you guys are fine with it then we'll give it a proper go in a new topic.
     
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  22. Kipeci Magister

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    It's fantastic to have you back! Shame about the present LP and all, but nothing to be done about that. Unfortunate circumstances with that water damage and all.

    I think if you were to turn the sample here into an actual LP I would most like to go with Ambassador Zhang. We're hopping between characters, so it makes little sense to kill the others off unless they do something to make our character think it is a good idea or if they appear generally repugnant. He's a likable guy and under diplomatic protection, so we could probably be a little more aggressive in questioning others to get a base of information than we cpuld get away with in other characters. A short and focused story may be just the trick!
     
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  23. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    Our young overlord did make a mess of things, but keep in mind: he reproduced. That alone makes him more successful than most of our characters.

    Pressing/voting F to pay respects.
     
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