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[LP CYOA] Epic

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. m4davis Scholar

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    dont know where we would set this capital but I think it would certainly be a good idea to get one
     
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  2. Baltika9 Arcane

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    A- Constantinople.
    C- Sekhenun

    That would have been met with a hyper Empire. Or manipulated to our ends vie spies and military intervention, but then treave told us what is really going on. So, yes I did take the bigger picture into account, only I focused in the things that already happened.


    treave: did the difficulty get cranked down, or am I just that far gone into paranoia? Everything just seems to be going way too smoothly. It just feels... wrong.
     
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  3. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    A - allow me to suggest Antioch. Should be central enough, given the layout of our lands. While squatting around various capitals could be fun, I think a central one will help us with integrating our various subjects into a single people.
    C - adopt Athena as our daughter and heir. Marry the consorts proposed by all the kings to get things over with.
     
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  4. treave Arcane Patron

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    I'm glad things are going smoothly. If you want a tentacle option that's what C is for.
     
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  5. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    B is not the option to get it over with. A means sending the troops in to scout the miasma.

    Fear not. I'm not getting that impression :salute:
     
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  6. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Read the word downwards. It's my opinion on the consort idea:
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    :troll:
    As to where to put the capital, it would make sense to place it at the centre of our empire, and ideally also at the center of our road network.
    It should be grand, but not opulent. Something that the empire can boast about, yet which is functional. It would ideally serve as the focus of our empire, both with regards to government, but also militarily, thus the need for control of the road network.
    It should also grow rather quickly if we make it the center of trade and government. :salute:
     
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  7. Baltika9 Arcane

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    In this chapter, as far as the immediate and obvious goes, yes.
    Let's recap: Wanted to be Emperor? No problem, Egypt and Babylon gobbled up Ean's cock like Naram did the Masters'.
    Wanted to play the Hittites? A-ok! Our misinformation worked like a charm.
    The subsequent war even won Athena completely to Ean's side. Speaking of her: storm into her palace and try to convince her to join your Empire as a Queen, against her principles? Hell, your trolling skill is at level 10 (I also insist it be made Ean's special skill, he's a master at it. If you need me to substantiate my argument, I shall gladly do so), so you win again!
    Terrasphagos surge out the rift? No problem! Emps and his Guard, with outdated equipment, win, and gain 20 levels! Aren't we just awesome?
    Oh, want the Adeptus Mechanicus to work under the Inquisition's nose without incident? Well, you're in luck!

    ...you get the point. It feels too wrong, bro. Too easy. Too... popamole, even.
    Tell me, am I going crazy and starting to see ghosts where there are none? Pm me if you want secrecy, but I must know, I'm worried for my sanity.

    Edit:
    Thanks for catching that. And, yeah, things sound waaay too sugar-sweet.

    Edit 2: actually 2C with 3A sound attractive too, since we'll be basically rolling around the Empire, banging the King's sisters right in the next room to them.
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    So you're saying... it feels like Bizarro World? Like every dice keeps falling in Ean's favour ever since the rift opened?
     
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  9. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    Well, you completely failed to take the bigger picture into account. The Gieloth are stirring shit up in China and we aren't doing shit about it. Hell, we don't even know how the war is going presently. The stalemate we knew about was. like, 10 years ago? Also, we completely failed to scout the miasma for 3 YEARS. And now it started to expand. Yeah, things are going REALLY smoothly.
     
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  10. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Ex-fucking-xact- ... oooh. Shiiiiiit.
    Well, fuck. Fuck sandwich with shit slathered on top.
    God fucking damnit, I knew things were too good to be true. Well, might as well ride the lightning and ask Sekhenun for a cure, Artemis for a threesome with Athena and the masters for a last cigarette before our execution.

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    That would will be met with a hyper Empire. Or manipulated to our ends via spies and military intervention, but then treave told us what is really going on. So, yes I did take the bigger picture into account, only I focused in the things that already happened up to this point in time.
     
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  11. treave Arcane Patron

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    Honestly, I wouldn't spend 10 updates to set up that sort of troll. :lol:

    Things haven't been as screwed up because there's less micromanaging and more macromanaging this chapter. Things are still screwed up though, and none of the major problems in the world have actually been fixed.
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Guess that means I really am crazy. Might as well enjoy the ride.

    Edit: actually, now that we have Imperial stability with the Empror about, we could secure the time to succesfully breed with Sekhenun, if we'll be trying to bend the Gieloth to our side, one way or the other.
     
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  13. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, not your fault, I can see why you'd think that, seeing as things seemingly get much better after the 'project' gets handed over to another Master.
     
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  14. Azira Arcane Patron

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    The miasma grows after the Terasphagos did the large incursion. It's feeding, and it first appeared inside the protective cocoon Zeus threw up around him and Marduk.

    Guys, the miasma might actually be Marduk. We get to the center, find the protective shield still in place, need to pierce it somehow to get to the two other pieces of Vajra, and then we can send the Marduk miasma to where the Masters dwell..

    Or am I getting paranoid, just like Baltika9 here? :M
     
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  15. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Unless, that Master either wants Ean to win or is on our side, in his own way.

    Edit: and the Northerners are mysteriously protected by pure luck. Just by chance, no direct/subtle intervention. Maybe the new regional manager was meddling under Zeus' nose?

    Edit 2: As for the capital, how about Constantinople? True, it is rather far from Egypt and Sumeria, but it is closest to our problem regions, as well as in a better position to march to China and geographically closer to the Northerners.
     
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  16. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    I like storyfag's suggestion of Antioch, it's the right location and historically was a very prosperous city. It's also near the sea.

    For the first choice, I just don't know. I'm going to lean towards B for the moment since Athena's more likely to approve. I don't like the idea of 40k Imperial Guard tactics right now.

    I think marrying Athena would be a good idea if she would go along with it. She shares similar values to Ean and would be the best regent in his stead should he disappear or go questing. I only suggest this for political reasons, please don't just reject the idea out of a knee jerk reaction to the concept of Bioware romances or whatever, because it's not, or at least, shouldn't be. The simple fact is that a successful marriage to Athena would have the most utility.
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    B A (Antioch) C (Athena Adoption - We must keep ourselves pure and celibate. If there is no chance of this option winning, then marry her or whatever if that's enough to make C win)
     
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  17. treave Arcane Patron

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    B1 is propositioning Athena. Unless you're saying you want only one consort.
     
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  18. Bloodshifter Educated

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    BAC 100 years is a good amount to advance down our tech in a attempt to better kill the xeno

    Antioch for the capital central stong and we need one to bind the people

    C I suggest a hybrid of harem and marriage we accept the Consort idea (ala Human breeding 101) as well as attempt to get Athena to outright marry us explaining to her the need for a leader for the Imperium should we go and disapper or bite the bullet purely in name no FORCED bed duties attached ( for now ) its not insanely important for now but I rather not watch our super nation crumble due to our sword incline brethen *you know who you are*

    Edit: yes this is B1 but I felt the need to ensure that we explain the need that we don't wish to outright bed her
     
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  19. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    I was thinking more of making her an empress/queen, but my only real frame of reference for this sort of thing is medieval/renaissance royal marriages. I've no idea how it'd work in Ean's time and society. B1 seems to lower her quite a lot to just another harem woman.
     
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  20. treave Arcane Patron

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    Almost equal status to the Emperor then, with a greater say in imperial administration than she has now? Noted.
     
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  21. Storyfag Perfidious Pole Patron

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    I can provide a bit of Egyptian reference for the time period. If I understand correctly, the Pharaoh would have many wives. One of them would be his "first wife", the most prestigious one and in essence his Queen Consort. Only sons born to the Pharaoh's first wife would be considered for succession.

    I have no idea how it might have worked in the Minaon culture (the Greeks from our period ought to be culturally similar, even though old Minos himself bites the dust), Assyria, or in Babylon.
     
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  22. newcomer Learned

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    Sadly Sekhenum doesn't have enough legitimacy... She really need to present herself as a goddess...

    Now what to do... should I fight for my lovely tentacle? Or should I put the empire on top of her?

    AA(Constantinople)B1(With Athena as main wife)


    And treave , do you really mean Ean to marry the twins for B3? Will they be gelded first or....
    (Emperor Ean of Shin'Ari Empire gained the trait Homosexual)

    And one more thing treave , can you count the wife vote separately for named wife and unnamed wife? Coz it'll disappoint everyone if more people vote for marriage but lose because some vote Athena, some vote Sek, etc.


    Edit: Or maybe 3C with Sekhenum ONLY will work, since we can ensure at the very least no kingdoms get benefit / political sheaningans, but maybe it will greatly disappoint all kingdoms except Greece who see this as an opportunity to get closer to you
     
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  23. treave Arcane Patron

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    The answer is C <insert your own proposal>, so it's up to you to have people support your preferred vote and not up to me to create an elaborate system of voting just for a waifu decision (2 waifus? 3 waifus? 4 waifus? Who's the main waifu!?) You have the entire weekend to do so.
     
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  24. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    A - Ean should be scouting the miasma too.
    A - The palace should be build either in Hittie land or in Assyria since those areas are the most volatile. Having emperor present and all the kings visiting could help integrate them better to our empire.
    C(Athena) - Political marriage, if she turns Ean down, go for D.

    BA(Antioch)D
     
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  25. Esquilax Arcane

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    I'm a little hesitant about putting our capital in Assyria, that's where Antioch would be. It's also right next to Anatolia, making it somewhat unattractive to me. Does Antioch even exist at this point? What about Nineveh or Damascus? I really don't know much about ancient history, so feel free to tell me why these are bad ideas.

    It's also clear to me that the new Babylonian King wants the Emperor out of his hair for some reason. Maybe he's got an ulterior motive, maybe he's a shitty King. treave, Akilptah and Nabukudzur are young, but how do they show potential as rulers? What are they like?

    I don't recommend offering Athena marriage. Remember how she reacted when we offered her a position as Queen of Greece? Sure, many decades have passed and she has a better opinion of us, but she may see this as a cynical power move. You guys keep thinking that by offering Athena MOAR POWER that she'll be our pal, but she doesn't think like that.

    Well, as for scouting the mist, it's a bit of a dilemma isn't it? We wait further, and risk a buildup of Terasphagos and an increase of the miasma, rendering our efforts futile. On the other hand, if we have more men involved in scouting, it might also be futile; we've only discovered a tenth of the area!

    However, our society has invested very heavily in scientific advancement and knowledge, so I think the smart play here would be to wait a bit, even though I was determined to scout the rift before:

    I'm curious as to what kind of advances a Bronze Age society could make to ensure the expedition goes more smoothly, however. What could we figure out?

    B A (Antioch) C (Adopt Athena as our daughter. No consorts, we already have an heir)
    AAA
     
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