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[LP CYOA] Epic

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

  1. XenomorphII Prophet

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  2. Bloodshifter Educated

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    B (damn didn't think the mixing would destroy our unit cohesion like that guess going shoulder to shoulder with a random guy isn't in these pansy's rule book.)
     
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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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  4. treave Arcane Patron

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    You can't resurrect him in an undead state, you'd only be helping along his regeneration. It is possible to keep him subservient with the right mix of powers, yes.

    B by a landslide, it seems. Oh well.

    ***

    Chapter 2.7: Misstep

    Let's fry the critter's mind! Yeaaaa-
    OHSHITOHSHITOHSHITOHSHIT-

    In hindsight, it may not have been the brightest idea to go bravely diving into the mind of a creature you barely comprehend, with powers you have yet to test. Your brutal, unskilled assault on the thing's psyche works, fragmenting it into a million pieces, but in the process a psychic backlash travels back along the pathway you have created for your attack. Before you can put up a defense of your own, a flood of mental activity gushes into your brain. Terrible, unknowable thoughts fill your mind. You see rapid flashes of weird and twisted scenery, with structures that seem to twist around themselves, defying comprehension. You see pillars of light rain down from the heavens, destroying the twisted towers with fire. Strange and horrible creatures live, grow and die. Their tendrils stretch towards a big, blue marble suspended in an endless void.

    It's time to pull out of here, man!
    Gogogogogogogo-

    The voices cut in and out of your mind, trying to snap you out of it. You barely register the tendrils loosening their grip as you collapse to the ground, and sink into sweet, merciful darkness.

    ***

    Wake up. Wake up, boy.

    You snap open your eyes. It is dark and musty, and cold. You take a few moments, staring into the gloom, to get the measure of your surroundings. You appear to be lying on a slab of stone. You get to your feet, and begin walking. All around you are stone walls, and pillars, and carvings you do not recognize.

    Not to spoil the surprise, but we've been calling you for ages.

    You ignore the voices. Time certainly has passed - that much you know, but how much? The voices are unsure. Apparently they were put into sleep for quite some time from the backlash. The path brings you to a dead end illuminated by sunlight. You look up, and begin to climb the wall. It does not take long before you are out of the dark halls. You look around you, and find a familiar sight.

    Tuwanu.

    The city was more abandoned and decrepit than you had left it. Its walls and buildings were crumbling away. The cold wind sweeping in from the direction of the sea awakens your senses. You close your eyes, and stretch out your mind. You are surprised to find that you can now reach further than ever. All you find throughout the area around the city, though, are camels and lizards and birds. There were no human minds to touch. You turn and look at the ruins you had emerged from. Above them was an arch, upon which was carved a sentence in Sumerian:

    "Here sleeps King Ean of the Akkadian Empire, who shall awaken one day to lead us to glory."

    You were sleeping a long time.
    It had to be so... your mind didn't seem able to handle all the knowledge the thing held.

    The fragmentation of the creature's mind under your assault had another side effect other than putting you into a coma - you were now haunted by glimpses of knowledge from their alien civilization. There was a whole repository of knowledge buried within your mind, but to access it in its entirety would probably do worse to your brain. It would be ill-advised to attempt such a stunt, and you decide to decipher it slowly. It may take you decades, or even centuries, but sooner or later all their secrets will be open to you.

    You wonder what you should do next. You should probably seek to find out what has happened during your slumber.

    ***

    A. You head towards Egypt. The Egyptians have a debt to pay, and their history of collaboration with those monsters means that you can probably find out a thing or two on the way towards reclaiming that debt, even if you have to leave a trail of bodies all the way to Memphis.

    B. You head towards Sumeria. Has the Akkadian Empire prospered in your absence, or has it fallen? You need to know, and possibly retake your seat of power. Ten years was not enough to implement all the reforms you had planned, and there is more you have to do in Mesopotamia.

    C. You head north, up the Levantine coast and into the Anatolian plains. You feel like exploring new lands, and what better time than now? The wilderness beckons.
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And we didn't even get a monocle. :(
    B. I am really curious about our legacy. By the way, can an Immortal have children. Will they also be Immortal. Did Ean have any that he knows of?
     
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  6. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    We need to learn shapeshifting before entering Akkad in case Shulgi is in power now.
     
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  7. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I am fairly certain, as provided by choice C, going up into Anatolia, we are somewhere between 17th and 14th century BC, the rise and highest point of the Hittite Empire, which means, historically, the Babylonian empire, or at least Babylon, should be around. Historically, though, the Akkadian empire collapsed long ago.
     
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  8. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    C. Take the first step towards invading Poland
     
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  9. treave Arcane Patron

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    Re: The Sex Question

    Ean was a bit too busy ruling to have lots of sex. Siring descendants didn't really cross his mind during those ten years, and the voices didn't compel him to. Of course he did have some sex, the man's not made of stone (yet) but if it bore any results, he doesn't know.

    As for what happened... all choices will tell you something of it, but the stories you hear may be different depending on where you head to.
     
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  10. newcomer Learned

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    Ohh... Definitely C

    & Expecting power update soon
     
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  11. Azira Arcane Patron

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    They built a memorial. The empire might have fallen, but they revered us enough to entomb us properly. That's proper :bro: behaviour, and it would behoove us to see what have befallen them. We might have to deal with Shulgi upon our return, but in Egypt we'd probably be facing tentacle monsters and who knows what's north of us?
     
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  12. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    C interests me a lot, but I doubt the centre of geopolitical power is still in Akkadia. Wiki reveals it may be the Sumerian Renaissance or it might be too late and the region's agriculture has collapsed due to salinity.

    Still, may as well stick with what we know and try reclaim our kingdom.
     
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  13. Kipeci Magister

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    While I would like going with C to conquer the world with Armenia or something, I don't want to make that arch carver a liar.

    B.
     
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  14. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Thanks for listening, everyone. :(
     
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  15. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Heh, I must admit I was a bit skeptical about B, but reasoned that the decision came down to the means of achieving victory, and would not have an effect on its aftermath. Assumptions, assumptions.

    As for the current vote, I'm tempted towards A as it may lead us to some clues about our powers and how to extend/enhance them so we get a leg up against Shulgi and the sheepfucker. But then, it'd be great to honour our country and restore it to glory.

    Voting B now, I can be swayed to A. C is a bit of a wild-card, not something I'd want to do now, but in the future, definitely. We should go to Scandinavia after Rome falls and get in on that viking action. Let's be danes and take over England.
     
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  16. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Hey, it worked better than anticipated. We've got a head full of alien knowledge, knowledge that we wouldn't have if we hadn't tried the mind-rape thing. Besides, it's too nifty a power to pass up. I'm certain more opportunities will present themselves. :smug:
     
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  17. eklektyk Erudite

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    just as planned :obviously:

    A is so tempting but yeah lets go kill some shepards ...
    BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBB
     
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  18. Esquilax Arcane

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    Ean loves his people and at heart, he is still a Sumerian. Going back home to see how things have changed and how much time has passed seems to be the only appropriate solution. Fuck, how long has it been?

    B
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I'm guessing about 13-16 centuries
     
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  20. Bloodshifter Educated

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    B "we rose from the grave folks get on your knees now." (and start preparing for a party <-- couldn't resist)
     
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  21. XenomorphII Prophet

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  23. Azira Arcane Patron

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    What's this guesstimate based on?
     
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  24. Esquilax Arcane

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    Absolutely nothing. treave did state a while back (before our regenerative abilities had advanced) that being burnt to ash and scattered into the sea/moulded into concrete would put us out of commission for about two millenia. However, this was a coma, so we can assume that the recovery was much shorter than it would be if our body was eaten by Shulgi cultists, shat out, and left to create a garden for the new god.
     
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  25. Baltika9 Arcane

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    On our ability to go to Anatolia. Since we have it, I'm guessing that means the Hittite empire is around. It was getting in it's prime in the 17-16th centuries BC. But this is an absolute guess.
     
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