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[LP CYOA] Epic

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

  1. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    We might bump into Hercules as well.
     
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  2. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Well, if we're gunning for mythological heroes, might as well go for Heracles in Greece. (was ninjaed by oscar :salute: ) :M Or as has already been suggested, Thor in scandinavia.
    It is interesting however, that Cú Chulainn is referred to as the hound, considering what the Gieloth (or Sekhenun, at the least) called us.
     
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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And that is why I think it a good idea. Symbolism, and it will also take the other (known) immortals a very, very long time to find us. We can build a power base on the nritish isles in relative safety.
     
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  4. Azira Arcane Patron

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    While that might be true, our powers have developed best when we have been in conflict with the Gieloth. I think we should keep this up. Our voices might be annoying twats, but their arrival coincided with our developing powers. If not for them we'd have been long dead. So furthering their cause is also furthering our own. Hiding in a far-away corner of the world might let us build a mortal following, but if our own powers do not grow in the interim, we risk being driven off by other, more powerful immortals.
    I say we keep the momentum we're trying to build. Bull into Rome and take some tentacles down, one way or the other. :salute:
     
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  5. Baltika9 Arcane

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    You have a point.
     
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  6. newcomer Learned

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    Becoming a Viking sounds cool! C

    And for the name, Anbar-Shi sounds cool!
     
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  7. Azira Arcane Patron

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    While it does that, taking our current time-frame and location into consideration, it seems more likely we're speaking of the Roman Empire in its infancy. The viking age seems to be a milennium into the future still.

    That's no reason not to vote C however. :bro:
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    Unfortunately we're still quite a good way off from the founding of Rome, though the Viking Age is at least two and a half millenia into the future. Option C will bring us to Scandinavia, possibly stopping by Greece on the way - no we won't find the Vikings there, but maybe the beginnings of the stories that will become the Old Norse religion. No matter where we end up, I plan to start involving some mythology for the upcoming chapter (Wikipedia mythology, but still... I try.)
     
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  9. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    It's 2000 B.C.E. so I don't think we are going to see any Romans for a long time. More likely to find something in Greece.

    EDIT: ninja-ed again
     
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  10. Esquilax Arcane

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    We came to Egypt with the intention of liberating the Egyptian people of the last of the Gieloth Lords. We've done the hard part, but the country is now a huge fucking mess and it looks like there's going to be a terrible civil war and power struggle for fuck knows how long because we've created a power vacuum. We did it. It's our fault and Ean is the one responsible for it. Now, since Ean is a man who undertakes his responsibilities seriously, it is only right, proper and honorable that we restore order to the region for the time being before we run off to have adventures in the as-of-yet pristine and untouched lands of Europe. If we leave right now, we end up looking like this:

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    You guys talk about wanting to be a badass God-Emperor, but I see nothing badass about abandoning the friends we've made here to go off in search of power on a relatively conflict-free continent. Akil is a bro and based on what I've seen, he should be pharaoh, not these other shits.

    Besides, nothing much is going on in Europe right now - the Fertile Crescent, Indus Valley and the Yangtze are where all the action is. Just about the only really interesting thing going on there would be among the Celts, as Stonehenge should be built around this time.
     
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  11. Baltika9 Arcane

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    If it weren't for Egypt, I'd vote C.

     
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  12. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Europe's pretty dull at the moment, perhaps we should be giving India or even the Far East a spin.

    True, though I don't really give a shit about advancing the growth of Egypt.
     
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  13. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    Meh, Europe is a backwater right now, Egypt and the east is where the action is. We are familiar with the territory and languages and have allies that we can call on - if what we are looking for is another shot at being a king (or a god-emperor), A or B gives us the most direct way for this.
     
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  14. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Yeah, we've got a good millennia 'till Europe gets interesting (though Minoa and Mycenae aren't too bad). I say we visit Asia.

    Flipped to E
     
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  15. Azira Arcane Patron

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    You guys not relishing the prospect of actually moulding the Norse mythology? Heck, we're going to be Thor! :incline:
    Ah well, I'm happy whatever the choice is. I can also see the merit in housecleaning here in Egypt. It's true that abandoning our human companions isn't a very bro thing to do. I can be convinced to flip, but will refrain from that for now.
     
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  16. Kipeci Magister

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    I don't care about being a god-emperor, we've already shown ourselves to be... less than amazing in administration. I'd dive right for the head of the Gieloth infestation if not for that we should be taking care of Egypt first. I say we unify Egypt and slaughter the remaining tentacles, install Akil as the pharoah and then get out of there to attack more tentacles. By the time we've extirpated them, let us then take on the world, by ourselves if necessary. But ridding humanity of that delicious cancer takes priority over decadent etc.
     
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  17. Esquilax Arcane

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    Neither do I, per se. But my instincts tell me that our actions are going to have a butterfly effect down the road, and that means that if we let one of mankind's oldest and greatest civilizations collapse in on itself right now, it could have a harmful effect on the progress of Man overall down the road. I'm not saying that we should hunker down like we did in Sumeria, rather that we should clean up the mess we inadvertently made before we head off to parts unknown for more wacky adventures.

    Based on his personality, Ean would find running off right now unthinkable.

    You're right. All of the choices seem to be ridiculously interesting. In fact, to be perfectly honest, A seems the least interesting*, but it's the only thing that I can see a man like Ean doing.

    * Nothing, and I mean nothing, will ever compare to the sheer badassery of swimming across the ocean to fight an army of tentacles with a sword forged from your own bones.
     
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  18. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Fixed it for ya.
     
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  19. Baltika9 Arcane

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    On that topic: treavebro, if Ean has two swords out at once, does he get double the benefits? Do they get jealous?
     
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  20. Kipeci Magister

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    He already said that the benefits don't stack.
     
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  21. treave Arcane Patron

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    removed for mini-update
     
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  23. treave Arcane Patron

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    Intermission: Forging of the Honourblade

    You have decided to forge Sekhenun's gift, the Honourblade! Removing a rib was a very painful endeavour, but you gritted your teeth through it and begin the process with materials that your companions have gathered for you. During the forging, you come to a theory: if you remove the morphic field limiter, omitting the step, your Honourblades would be able to resonate with each other, thereby increasing the effect of the weapons exponentially. Should you do so?

    A. Sekhenun must have put that limiter in for a reason. She has not lied to you so far, and you trust her... somewhat. You include the morphic field limiter in your forging of the Honourblade.

    B. Sekhenun is a Gieloth after all, and must be afraid that you would be able to access the full power of her weapon. You will not let her tricks hold you back. You omit the step - by doing this, you will take your first step towards obtaining unlimited power!

    ***

    A - 8
    C - 6
    E - 1

    Voting closes in 4 hours. Update will be up in 5.
     
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  24. Baltika9 Arcane

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    UNLIMITED POWAH could lead to overload. bad idea, start out small. Ean is a warrior king, but he is also wise, or at least comes off as wise. A wise man doesn't casually overstretch his bounds.

    Voting A.
    Edit: Any chance we could make it an axe?
     
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  25. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    A. A.

    I'm still butthurt that you guys haven't chosen the light-bending powers. I mean, a close combat specialist, centuries of martial experience, invisible, glowing eyes - we could've called him Zeratul :P :(

    Also, how do you counter invisibility? Why, the most obvious answer is telepathy - a skill tree we've already taken, giving us access to mind shielding down the road. So we would be undetectable both by eyesight and telepathy. But no, let's go for the gross weapon option... Which will bite us in the ass.

    Oh well, I guess I shouldn't sleep while a vote is ongoing ;)

    Stay in Egypt. Why do you guys presume that in this alternate history things will go the same as in actual history? Who says Rome will become a superpower? Who says Vikings will appear? Sure, they have a good chance of appearing, without supernatural meddling. But the whole point of alternate history is to mold it in interesting ways different from the real world. I'd say that Egypt is pretty cool, already has a track record of multi-millenial history - what if, with our actions, Egypt can be the empire spanning the Mediterranean, preventing Rome from ever gaining any prominence? I'd love to keep fair Summeria alive and superpowered, but we already kinda fucked that up - and we'll be back there to fix it, but only after we've established a proper power base in Egypt.

    Also, staying in Egypt has a chance of attracting further Gieloth attention - they might send someone to replace Sekhenun, giving us further challenges and power ups without having to travel :)

    Intermission choice B is just stupid greedy. Then again, I didn't vote for Volourn so I don't know what you guys had in mind. Sheer idiocy! ... Oh, you want me to name the bloody thing too? Not interested, call it AssBiter...
     
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