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In Progress [LP CYOA] Tower

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by treave, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. treave Arcane Patron

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    A takes it after the flops. Time to do some moving.
     
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  2. ERYFKRAD Barbarian Patron

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    But then what would we blame Azira for?
     
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  3. CappenVarra phase-based phantasmist Patron

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    wasn't "the shining serpent" powering Tlalli's astra pretty clearly one of the 11 "primordials" as well?

    did she not mention the blood sacrifice (to the gods) previously associated with power was later replaced with different means of harnessing the same power?

    which "gods" were mentioned? Rasputin seemed pretty keen on that JHVH fella, granted, but that him staying in character

    i'd say the primordials/gods dichotomy you mention is interesting, but a bit far-fetched - would it not be more likely that the unknown powers of the tower have caused ALL supernatural entities of mankind's imagination ("primordial", "god", "angel", "monster", "pixie", ...) to manifest and then have them be their usual pleasant selves (naturally resulting in many conflicts)?

    if i had to go 7 turtles down, i'd guess the tower is a monolith (in the clarkean sense) that has sparked humanity to develop the supernatural element in the first place, but that's too far down right now...

    TLDR: the difference between "primordials" and "gods" is not as important as "human" vs. "alien"
     
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  4. ChumBucket Augur

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    Xiuhtecuhtli is Tlalli's patron. An Aztec "old" creation god. Bringer of fire and the god of old age. Meanwhile Uridimmu is a primordial monster and child of Timiat from Mesopotamian lore who was eventually killed and repurposed by Marduk in his quest to start civilization. And yes, I am just theorizing and filling in blanks with my own knowledge of real world myth. I am sure treave has subverted the players in this story in ways we have yet to discover. It's why I like his LP's. :)
    Interesting side note: Marduk and Gilgamesh (both from Mesopotamia) are two of the oldest hero's journeys of the west and involve subverting the powers of primordial chaos and heaven respectively.
     
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  5. ChumBucket Augur

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    That would align well with Rain being some sort of special child. Perhaps of the "alien" race that created this tower? An inconvenient survivor in some political power play?
     
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    Or just a kid with pointy ears.
     
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    Lmfao, all this time protecting Rain just to find out she has Williams Syndrome.
     
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  8. treave Arcane Patron

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    I'm planning out the next big arc of the story in New Vienna, going to take a bit of time before the next update. I should be able to deliver sometime during the weekend. Since C seemed to be winning at first I had spent some time plotting out those particular consequences in my head, so I had to shift gears afterwards. :M
     
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  9. Nevill Arcane

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    I just remembered that New Vienna is the seat of the Council of Orders.

    I still wonder if Alexei and his guard aren't a part of it. They were on an Astra ship, after all, and it had a double-headed eagle as a coat of arms. Could be they were misusing the Council's authority, and we might yet meet whomever sent them to Scotsfield.
     
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  10. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Take your time treave. No rush. :salute:
     
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  11. Consequences for trusting doggy?

    What, the love and affection of Man's most trusted companion?

    :shittydog:
     
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  12. treave Arcane Patron

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    Sorry, been caught up with some work so it'll take just a bit longer.

    Thursday, probably. :negative:
     
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  13. Baltika9 Arcane

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    No problem, bro, there's no ru-
    :hmmm:
     
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    things released on Thursdays have a good track record, why not?
     
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  15. Tigranes Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    The real question is why haven't we gotten treave fired yet
     
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    Easy, his boss is Shulgi.
     
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  17. Azira Arcane Patron

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    :despair:
     
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  18. MoistCloister Erudite

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    He didn't say which Thursday.
    Show Spoiler
    :negative:
     
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  19. treave Arcane Patron

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    Sorry, things just keep piling up now that the pandemic is winding down in places and work is trying to catch up. Doesn't help that I'm trying to figure out the best place to position you guys for good choices rather than throw out something inconsequential to tide us by for now. I'm still working on it though.

    Uh, this Thursday?
     
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  20. No problem for me. So long as it doesn’t get abandoned, I think is the important thing. Don’t worry about it.
     
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  21. Nevill Arcane

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    The only path to rememption is to give us more Rain scenes. :M

    Or Liz scenes. Hell, Uridimmu is fine too.

    ...I'll even take Alexei. :negative:
     
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  22. Baltika9 Arcane

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    How about this Friday? Thursday has a terrible track record on the Codex.
    +M

    Your order of priorities is wrong, Uncle Alexei is no one's last choice.
     
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  23. Nevill Arcane

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    ...Early Access on Wednesday?
    That's largely because in Imperial Russia you do not choose Uncle Alexei...
     
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    'strewth
     
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  25. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Any thursday really. Don't rush it treave
    We'll wait. :bro:
     
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