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The Codexian Saga LP

Discussion in 'Choose Your Own Adventure Land' started by The Barbarian, May 8, 2010.

  1. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Option A.

    No need to overextend ourselves when there might be useful resources left in the burned worlds of the previous furry empire.

    We'll get to the rest of the galaxy eventually. Let's just solidify our holdings for now.
     
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  2. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Let it be known that the Barbarian appreciates Jack's and golgepapaz's excellent maps!

    GarfunkeL:

    Yes, the Barbarian is definitely going to update the initial post with links and maps, as soon as possible.
     
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  3. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    This thread is really something special.
    :love:
     
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  4. Maria Novice

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    A! It'll be quick and perhaps we'll finally be able to pay the idiotic loan.
     
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  5. Maria Novice

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    I agree, much love to the barbarian for this wonderful thread!
     
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  6. wjw Augur

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    Just exploring the dead zone might give us some interesting information. So i go for A.
     
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  7. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    The incredibly time consuming index of entries is now available in the first post. Maps will be done soon-ish, but the Barbarian wishes to get another update out of the way before he considers more menial labor.
     
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  8. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Does the Barbarian not have an army of virgins at his command that desires nothing more but to please their master? Do they not desire to create for your purposes a map of grandeur?
     
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  9. Frau Bishop Erudite

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    This and A.
    No reason to let formidable "our space" fall in filthy bug hands... or whatever they use instead of hands.
     
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  10. Cenobyte Prophet

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    Really impressive. Much thanks for the overview in post #1, this makes the whole thing much more accessible.

    My vote goes to option a)
     
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  11. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Indeed, awesome chapter breakdown on Page 1.

    :salute:
     
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  12. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Eleven votes for Option A.

    Four votes for Option B.

    Option A takes it; update forthcoming.
     
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  13. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    The Feast of Bones

    Codexian expansion would continue well into the 260s, spreading human influence further and further into the galactic 'hub'. This time, Codexia directed its main efforts at colonizing the Phyr Dead Zone - a program that proved highly unpopular with the Phyr refugee population living on Codexian colonies. Besides the dearth of popular support for - what amounted to - 'grave robbing', the whole endeavour was, initially at least, an expensive waste of time. Dozens of worlds scarred by the war with the Turanei littered the Zone. Some were merely 'damaged' by selective orbital bombardment. But others had been completely sterilized. The Turanei had proven themselves highly thorough exterminators of Phyr life. Eventually, however, finds were made that mitigated the expense involved in exploring the former warzone. They included minor triumphs, such as the discovery of a largely intact stealth carrier (the famous Ur'esh; a carrier that had participated in at least four wars and survived them all), as well as a major one of singular importance.

    The databanks of the Ur'esh included full recordings of a lengthy and very nearly fatal engagement with a Turanei vessel. A Codexian analysis thereof revealed some startling facts. Firstly, the Turanei ship that had nearly claimed the Ur'esh's scalp was almost twice as large - a truly monstrous machine of war. Secondly, the battle had been a terrible mismatch from start to finish. The Phyr had combated the Turanei ship heroically and knowingly, evading its extremely powerful beam weapons through the clever use of their stealth cloak and constant maneuver. In the end, however, the continuous suicide runs of the Phyr fighter pilots proved insufficient. The Dreadnought (as the craft was labeled in the Phyr database) shrugged off both their weapons and their final, desperate collision runs. The battle had ended only when the monumental Turanei vessel had run down the fleeing Phyr carrier, having ultimately closed off every route of egress. It had been a 'beautiful' and tragic ballet of death, throughout.

    In any case, the tactical data the 'black-box' afforded the Codexian military was absolutely invaluable. It gave a proper insight into Turanei weapons and tactics (the former of which, at least, were confirmed to be very dangerous, indeed). Though the Dead Zone otherwise proved to be largely, well, dead, it nevertheless was a smorgasbord of resources that were now no longer being utilized. Despite the vehement protests of the Phyr, these resources were soon being mined and harvested by Codexian prospectors and corporate agency. Aside from the aforementioned, however, the exploration of the Dead Zone had otherwise proved somewhat uneventful; perhaps even dull.

    When the relative stability of the previous several decades did come to an end, it did so rather unexpectedly, and the occurrence had very little to do with the Great Dying or the Phyr. In 266AU, the Raumen Confederacy convulsed under a serious rift between five great clans. A disagreement over territorial boundaries and strategic resources soon escalated into open conflict, and pitched battles shook the Raumeni domain. Codexian trade with the Raumeni was catastrophically affected.

    How do you wish to approach this problematic conflict, which is still in its infancy?

    Do you... remain neutral and hands off, allowing the Raumeni to resolve their own problems?

    OR

    Do you... give political support to the side that seems to promise the greatest concessions to Codexia in the event of its victory? In this scenario, the support would consist of money, supplies and political validation, not military might.

    OR

    Do you... intervene directly on behalf of a faction? This scenario plays out much like Option B, however it also includes military support.
     
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  14. golgepapaz Augur

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    definitely C, we'll have the strings after that..

    The birth of an empire
     
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  15. Orgasm Barely Literate

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    "War. War never changes.
    The Romans waged war to gather slaves and wealth. Spain built an empire from its lust for gold and territory. Hitler shaped a battered Germany into an economic superpower.
    But war never changes."



    Need more info. What if the obviously weakest clan asks for help?

    If we win the war, we would have made 4 enemy clans forever.
    If we lose the war, ...

    If we support one clan, we make one friend and gain 4 cold shoulders.
    If we support one clan and they lose, we make no friends and gain 4 cold shoulders.

    If we stay neutral, some of them might come crawling to us and the winner may be thankful to us for not intervening.

    A.
     
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  16. golgepapaz Augur

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    btw, it's like what? 7 in the melbourne? . Another basement dwelling , got no life nerd at charge... don't you ever sleep?
     
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  17. wjw Augur

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    Difficult situation is this.

    If we remain neutral, the Raumen might stay an empire divided into clans which is in some ways beneficial to us. Using only political power is a dangerous bet. Going to war means (again) a heavy investment on our people, while there is only very little to gain. ( no tech, no new planets, just money)

    Unless someone brightens my vision: A! In the meantime we might sell arms to all sides!
     
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  18. lightbane Arcane

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    EDIT: After thinking about it twice, I say B, we must not allow our market to fall, and if we help them passively we'll get less worries than if we directly intervened.
     
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  19. Conkrete Knight Educated

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    Fellow codexians, our neighbours, our allies, the Raumenei are consumed by an all destroying civil war.

    As caring and welmeaning neighbours, as trading partners, as freinds, we have a call, no a duty to intervene.

    We can not risk our neighbours to be destabilized.
    We can not risk the Turanei being tempted to attack a weakened Raumenei state.

    But first and foremost, we can not risk to lose markedshares.
    We can not risk to lose Raumenei imports.
    We have an interest, we are co dependant.

    So in the name of PEACE and PROSPERITY, let us call upon the dogs of WAR.

    Let the sound of marching codexians remind the universe how CARING and JUST the proud codexian race can be!

    Vote C, for an HUMANITARIAN intervention.

    Edit: names and stuff
     
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  20. Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    Option B, but do not support the strongest faction. Support the weakest one. A divided Raumenei state is much weaker than a strong one, and the weak part will be dependent upon us. The goal of this intervention should be to prolong the conflict, divide the Raumenei state and make the weakest part as dependent upon Codexian support as possible.
     
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  21. Conkrete Knight Educated

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    That depends on quite al lot of factors: How long would the war carry on without intervention?
    Will the Raumenei welcome us as saviors?
    Will the loosing clans carry a grudge, hence jeopardising future trade?
    Are we supporting a major player or an outsider?
    Wil the crystals or lizards take offence in us intervening?
    Has one of the other clans an extern supporter, and if, who?
    Wil our populace see the war as necessary and just or as an act of "Blood for oil"?
    Could we make a profit by selling weapons to all factions, making up for our loses due to the war?
    Is the winning faction going to be angry for us staying passive?
    Is the party we are going to support going to be honest to their word?

    An intervention will as a worst case scenario unite the remaining four clans against us, as a best case scenario we could integrate Raumenispace into our commonwealth.

    Intervention is a risk, yes.

    However, it is better than seeing our market go up in flames.

    Better to stop it before i gets out of hand.
     
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  22. Azira Arcane Patron

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    We all knew it'd come down to this.

    Option C.

    We're going to war, guys!
     
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  23. lightbane Arcane

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    I reconsidered my vote.
     
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  24. Maria Novice

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    I cannot condone an action that will lead us to war!

    ...but I can vote for an action that finances their war...

    So B!
     
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  25. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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    I vote A. Codexia should not intervene in the civil-war, it can only lead to ruin for as. RUIN!
     
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