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[LP CYOA] Epic

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

  1. Baltika9 Arcane

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    A. Enough of being everyone's little altar boy. How soon until he orders Ean to transform into a woman to carry him "strong sons"? No, we must build support for ourselves, and count on the Gieloth to kill him. If we end up Pharaoh, fine, the Imperium of Mankind has to start somwhere.
     
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  2. Esquilax Arcane

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    If we halt the incoming Babylonians, our legacy will be established in Egypt forever. Astarth is just like Sargon, so any victory there will be sure to incur his jealousy and hatred, but it will hopefully establish our personal legend in Egypt enough to be able to take power. I'm not sure Astarth will care if we bring him a glorious victory against the Babylonians or not considering we disobeyed the man's orders. Politically, there's no question that it's a dumb move, but if the people are awed by the news of our victory, then we can establish rule later.

    But I'm putting the cart before the horse here. Halting the Babylonians will be difficult, but it's possible. They are fresh off a big victory and their morale is high at this point. We have a month's time before the Babylonians arrive at Tjaru, so hopefully that will give us some time to make preparations before the battle begins. Hopefully the r00fleblade will give us the edge we need to defeat any Gieloth.

    treave: How far are we from Tjaru?

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  3. Baltika9 Arcane

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    And a ruler's power stems from his people.











    That, or a fanatical army. If we win, we'll have both.
     
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  4. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    A - We've seen what happens when the Gieloth invade. If we don't strike now the battle could be 2x as difficult later with entire cities turned into undead or worse.
     
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  5. Kipeci Magister

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    Let's crush 'em now!
     
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  7. Bloodshifter Educated

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    B Even with us 1k vs. 8k and tentacles we would be crushed quick. I rather not have to regrow our body from the stomach of a zombie
     
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  8. Baltika9 Arcane

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    I've a rather strong feeling that the Pharaoh will come at the last moment.
     
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  10. Esquilax Arcane

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    That's incredibly wishful thinking. Nobody will come for us, and we can't plan under the assumption that somebody will come and save us - we're on our own here. Here is a map with Tjaru on it, Thebes isn't listed here but it's further South, past the Nile Delta, which means that it would take too long to march to our position:

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    Now, a few things are working in our favour. No matter what, the Babylonians have to pass the fortress of Tjaru in order to pass into the undefended lands of Egypt. It takes a lot less men to hold a fortress than it does to siege one, even one in a state of neglect like Tjaru, so clever planning will go a long way to ensuring that assaulting the fortress will be a nightmare for them. That being said, we are going to have to think really hard and make damn sure that we come up with something brilliant, otherwise we're looking at a long slumber.

    I also wanted to go because I felt that a heroic, glorious battle feels very in-character. And because Ean's powers seem to increase whenever he has to face desperate odds. There are big risks here, but there were also big risks when we decided to waltz into Sukhenun's holy city, and we came out of that one just fine.
     
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  11. ScubaV Prophet

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    Yeah A. It's risky, but still possible to win. And it should increase our powers unlike curb-stomping wimpy Children.
     
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  12. Baltika9 Arcane

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    By the way Treave of bros, what does our character sheet look like. Did we improve anything since the last one (it was all the way back when we woke up)
     
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  13. Bloodshifter Educated

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    Remember its NOT only soldiers we are facing if it was we be in heaven clawing and slicing all 8 thousand of their men no problem they Got Gieloths as backup that means shadow people, zombies, and THUNDER STRIKES any time any-where can Ean and his thousand man army (Peasants really not even proper Soldiers). handle that?
     
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  14. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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  15. Lambchop19 Arcane Zionist Agent Literally Hitler Batshit Crazy

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    Treave just said it was possible to not fail. We have the element of surprise. They don't know we are preparing for them. The last time they caught us off gaurd and killed an entire town and turned them into undead. If we act now we can prevent them from creating an undead horde.
     
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  16. Bloodshifter Educated

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    Where did he say we CAN'T fail? and they are already on the march there is no way they already don't or aren't prepared to face us remember Sheku... what ever her name is said that she is a outcast because of the deal she brokered with us so they know we know about them.
     
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  17. m4davis Scholar

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    I don't think you were listening all either of them said was that it was possible to succeed that doesn't mean that we are invincible and that we can't lead our character to failure it means its possible and worst come to worst we can abandon egypt and go out on our own to somewhere else
     
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  18. Azira Arcane Patron

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    He also alluded that should we fail, there won't be a nice, undisturbed tomb for us. Meaning failure can send us into comatose sleep for much longer than last time.. :M
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    You should be so lucky. :lol: Preparing update in a few hours or so.
     
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  20. Baltika9 Arcane

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    Bros, I got it. The sword shall be in the name of the Codex's great legend:














    BLOBERT!!! [​IMG]


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  21. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Well, Ean is shaping up to be nothing, if not a man who's willing to go blindly against towering odds. :salute:

    First our foray into Sekhenun's stronghold, now this. M:
     
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  22. oscar Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Damn just missed voting B
     
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  23. Azira Arcane Patron

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    I doubt it would have changed much oscar, but at least we get to be smug about the choice we didn't support. :troll:
     
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  24. Smashing Axe Arcane Patron

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    One immortal +1000 men vs. five Gieloth + 8000 men. We are so utterly fucked.

    :salute:

    Go well into the long dark night, Ean.
     
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  25. Esquilax Arcane

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    Where does it say that there are five Gieloth? Jesus Christ, if that's the case I'm going B. I thought it was one of them with 8,000 Babylonians.
     
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