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[LP CYOA] Epic

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

  1. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    I'm kind of interested in how the Shepherd has turned out. Did he strike down Shulgi because he was tyrannical or was it yet another powerplay? Has he become something of a champion for the downtrodden and acts to curb the egregious actions of other immortals? He could be an ally, if we act somewhat selflessly, I think. Perhaps I have misread him and his intentions, we have little information on him, but what we do know seems to support this.
     
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  2. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    How is Heliopolis a citadel of Gieloth worship when you say Gieloth worship is only prevalent in Memphis? Are we to assume that it is the Pharaoh that has newly christened Heliopolis as such? In that case, we might expect that place to be an excellent location not only to shame Gieloth worshippers, but also find plenty of disgruntled paganites for our cause.

    I definitely think B or C - hanging out in Memphis where we are vulnerable to possibly several or many Gieloth is suicide because experience has proven that while we can defeat individual Gieloth, it takes full concentration and favourable circumstances. Combine that with the element of surprise as Esquilax says, and I think B makes sense.

    Edit: as Baltika says, surely we want to operate under a different name than Ean for now? The Marduk/Ean stories probably have little traffic at the moment in Egypt, though later, it would be nice if we had some way of 'proving' that we are legendary king born again. We will see how treave takes the story, of course, and whether we can get past the first hurdle of the Gieloth...
     
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  3. treave Arcane Patron

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    Ah, by Memphis I refer to both the city of Memphis itself, and all the other territories that Wankare controls, which happens to be most of Lower Egypt. The same applies for Thebes and Heracleopolis. A Memphite, Theban, or Heracleopolitan could, then, come from any of the territories ruled by those three cities, and not necessarily from those cities themselves.

    But yes, the Pharaoh overturned Ra worship in Heliopolis and made it a Gieloth hotspot as a sign of dominance over the old religion. It also helps that their 'god' is present in physical form, while Ra is not.
     
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  4. Esquilax Arcane

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    I want to point out that it isn't like we have such a great advantage when it comes to the element surprise - these things are still going to be alarmed once they are aware of our psychic presence. But at the very least, it will give us just enough of a head start to corner and kill one of these fucking things.

    Once our deeds become known throughout the land, I'm sure the people of Egypt will choose a name that's more than suitable for us.
     
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  5. treave Arcane Patron

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    Achievement Obtained!

    New Title Unlocked!

    "You can now call yourself Cat-Saviour"
     
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  6. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Damn I wish I knew more about this era of history :(
     
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  7. eklektyk Erudite

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    A Kill heretics! hopefully little comotion like not having a ruler in middle of war will make enough hassle so we can get more easily into killing our main targets
     
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  8. TOME Cuckmaster General

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    C

    B could end up badly and we would be out for a couple centuries. Then it would be impossible to defeat Shulgi and Shepard in a fight.
     
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  9. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    To the contrary, I think our greatest advantage is our ability to command men and armies in battle. Keep in mind, our mindreading makes us ready for spies and double agents so we should be able to stop word reaching the monsters that we are working with their adversaries. If we are given an army to command by the Gieloth's opponents, then we can lure them out of their lair, where they will be prepared for attacks of an immortal nature (They know we exist and oppose them after all, hell, them being so open could be bait for a trap), and on to the field where we shine, out of their fortress and into battle. Facing supernatural odds, I daresay the Egyptians will take any aid they can get. We know their minds, we know how to play them.
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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    Chapter 3.1.5: Intermission Choice - Egypt

    While considering your next move, you decided to gather information so as to better inform your decisions. You use your shapeshifting abilities to alter your looks and skin subtly, so that you look like a native Egyptian, and begin combing Memphis for knowledge. With your mind-reading skills, you are confident you will be able to obtain accurate information on whichever topic you choose. You decide to seek...

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    A. ...a full account of the political and socioeconomic conditions in Memphis, Heliopolis and the rest of Wankare's territories.

    B. ...all knowledge about the Gieloth activities and their cult in Egypt.

    C. ...the current military status of Memphis, Heracleopolis and Thebes.

    D. ...any information about the presence of other immortals in Egypt.

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    Right, so update 3.1.5 will execute in about 12 hours, and then you guys can flip your flop for to decide where Ean goes next if you want to.

    Just checking, do you guys want the intermission choice to be written before the 3.1 vote is locked down, or at the same time? The former should make more sense I think.
     
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  11. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    For Intermission Choice

    B

    If we're going to take them down, we need to know more about their activities and their weaknesses.
     
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  12. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I suppose B is the most sensible for now, as it seems like they will be a long or medium-term enemy. Given that Shulgi has not reappeared since his vanquishing and he has traditionally not been associated with the Egyptian Gieloth or the region either, I doubt we need to worry about him yet, and Naram doesn't seem hostile yet either. A is tempting, though...
     
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  13. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    Whatever works for you. I'm really enjoying what you've done so far by the way.
     
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  14. anus_pounder Arcane

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    C and D, because.

    Really liking this cyoa so far. :salute:
     
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  15. Esquilax Arcane

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    Our intermission choice really depends on our update choice:

    If we kill the pharaoh, then our intermission choice should be A so that we're aware of the social and political ramifications of killing the assassination and how we can work that to our advantage.

    If we attack the temple, then we're going to know about their activities soon enough anyways, so getting a read on any other immortals would give us a heads-up and hopefully keep us from getting blindsided by someone we didn't expect.

    If we join Thebes in fighting the cult, then either B or C is the way to go.

    Still might flip-flop my original choice so I'm not sure what to pick yet.
     
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  16. Kipeci Magister

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  17. Baltika9 Arcane

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    We came here to kick tentacle ass and rescue schoolgirls. B. I still think we should go to Denmark or farther into Scandinavia.
     
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  18. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Denmark would be pretty dull at around this time. :M
     
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  19. Bloodshifter Educated

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    okay Egypt it is B Slay as many as we can before being branded heretics
    and B to see how far these guys have spread
    and Intermission to flip flop vote later
     
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  20. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Listen to me on this one Bro. Yeah, Denmark IS goddamn dull right now. Around this time it's people are focused on surviving the winter, wild animals and each other. The viking culture is not all that developed yet, and they don't know shit about iron. The other Immortals won't even care to look there, or expect us to go there. If we play our cards right, they'll think we're still asleep.

    Now, if we go to that backwater shithole, and with our voices give them new sailing technology, agricultural advances, military doctrines and gear, and lead them to prosperity, then we will be able to build a strong, able and idolating empire. And all we have to do is walk in, kick everyone's asses and say that Odin sent us. Voila.
     
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  21. Esquilax Arcane

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    ... But why go thousands of miles north when we could be kicking ass right now. In Egypt. With pyramids and shit.

    :yeah:
     
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  22. Baltika9 Arcane

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    But why kick ass with gay ass 3d triangles when you can kick ass with axes on fucking boats? With fucking Vikings?
     
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  23. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And pretend to be the son of Odin.
    Edit: Fuck that. BE Odin.
     
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  24. Azira Arcane Patron

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    With our current prowess, Tyr would be more believable. M: Plus, Odin's missing an eye. Yeah, Tyr might be missing a hand. Point. We work on throwing lightning around for a bit, and we can be Thor. :troll:
     
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