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The Codexian Saga LP

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

  1. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    The next vote will signal the end of the voting round, and the beginning of the Barbarian's write-up.

    Let the flip-flops commence! Or new votes. Conan does not mind either.
     
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  2. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, if you put it that way...

    Flipping from B. to C.

    Let's see what the bugs bring to the table. Pro-Raumen capitalist pigs, here's your chance to get filthy rich.

    edit: Patience is not my forte. :D

    Plus I reckon one way or another the Hin'in will be the next thing we have to go through to enter the big boys club.
     
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  3. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, C offers a greater likelihood of a strong position. Probably. Mysterious ways are hard to predict. Plus it'll strengthen our relationship with the Three-Toners, if that's what we want.
     
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  4. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Unless the Barbarian's maths has gone awry...

    Three votes for Option A.

    Six votes for Option B.

    Five votes for Option C.

    Option B takes it.

    And this was without any flip-flopping, aside from treave's (who flopped from B to C).

    Cheeky voters, leading the Barbarian astray!
     
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  5. treave Arcane Patron

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    :lol:
    I better leave the counting to Jack from now on.
     
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  6. treave Arcane Patron

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    Hold it, Barbarian!

    A: 3
    Jack, Garfunkel, taplonaplo
    B: 6
    TNO, praetor, heechee, Maria, Azira, wjw, Luan
    C: 7
    Jaedar, laclongquan, Orgasm, Conkrete Knight, treave, root, obediah

    Have I missed out on anyone or misinterpreted their votes?

    edit: Of course, this means we weren't in a deadlock after all, and I flopped just to turn B into the loser. Oops?
     
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  7. treave Arcane Patron

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    Well, Codexian Intelligence and Special Ops is going to have my head for this flip-flop. Sorry, guys.

    :(

    I bear this mark of shame forever.
     
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  8. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    root:

    B took it by more than one vote. Changing from B to C reduced B's advantage. Either the Barbarian miscounted very badly, or there was no deadlock in the first place.

    Also:

    The Barbarian had not spotted this question previously. He will answer it now: the smallest vessel that can either a) move FTL or b) utilize wyrmhole drives is a frigate equivalent. Fighter sized attack craft have no such capability. The Barbarian understands it's an arbitrary limitation, but it is now an established part of the universe.

    EDIT:

    Hmm... Damn it, my people. From now on, let's make our choices the first part of each voting post, in a nice bold. And let us only mention the vote once.
     
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  9. treave Arcane Patron

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    Yes, we should make sure the choices are clear and well-bolded, given the tendency of a lot of us to launch into tl;dr walls of text.
     
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  10. treave Arcane Patron

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  11. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    The Barbarian will go through the votes one more time, just in case. There are 'votes' he won't accept, because they discuss making a choice, without actually making a choice.
     
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  12. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Final count:

    Jack - A
    Jaedar - C
    TNO - B
    praetor - B
    heechee1 - B
    Maria - B
    GarfunkeL - A
    Azira - B
    wjw - B
    Orgasm - C
    Conkrete Knight - C
    taplonaplo - A
    Luan - B
    treave - C
    root - C

    A - 3
    B - 7 <- Winner.
    C - 5

    EDIT:

    root: The Barbarian could be tempted into running such a campaign, in future. We will see!
     
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  13. treave Arcane Patron

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    Ah, we discount obediah and laclongquan's votes. Got it.
     
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  14. Azira Arcane Patron

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    Do we know that they're psychic? This is what the Barbarian wrote:

    So, according to the lore, they have psychic powers. What these are, and what threat it constitutes, we have no idea. And considering the past dealings of the Raumen with the Hin'in, it might just be a convenient myth planted by the Hin'in themselves.
    Let's not jumpt to conclusions, but I agree that we ought to be careful.
     
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  15. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Ugh! The Barbarian missed obediah's vote - it looked as if it was merely discussing the merits of each option, at first glance.

    Re: laclongquan:

    If this was his last post on the vote:

    ... then the Barbarian must discount the vote. It seems to be more a discussion of merit than a definitive answer, either way.
     
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  16. treave Arcane Patron

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    I think you mean B. Follow the Barb... OVER THE TRENCHES!
     
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  17. obediah Erudite

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    I thought I was reasonably clearly picking C, but live and learn. Next time I'll preface any discussion with a big bold letter of anti-ambiguity.
     
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  18. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    New Kids on the Block

    The Raumeni Civil War stretched on into 266AU, without an end in sight. The casualties of the conflict now numbered in the millions. Broken hulls littered the space near contested worlds, which played host to hundreds of ongoing landside campaigns. The Raumeni made for bitter enemies, especially unto themselves. Codexianity, for its part, was growing impatient with the undeclared war being waged in the Raumen territories by the Codexian Navy. All the government had to show for the ongoing support it provided to the Three-Toner Alliance was a growing mound of toe-tagged body bags and extravagant extra-budgetary spending. Luckily, the news that another force was actively involved in the conflict remained a private reserve. Codexia was determined to discover exactly who the Hin’in were, and what they wanted. To that end, they employed every information gathering technique available to them, from SENINT (sentient intelligence) to ELINT (electronic intelligence) to active reconnaissance.

    After a long period of frustrating failure, they finally discovered an ‘in’ through a largely neutral minor clan that had avoided taking part in the war directly. Human intelligence operatives and their Raumeni counterparts managed to follow a long arms dealing paper trail back to its source, which turned out to be a Raumeni front for a Hin’in sponsored operation. Establishing contact with the Hin’in through such dubious links required a delicate diplomatic touch and deft timing. To Codexianity’s credit, both were in evidence when contact was successfully initiated on 18 June 266AU, in a landmark covert action. A number of clandestine meetings followed, in which the Hin’in – confirmed to be short, robe-wearing, four-eyed humanoids – met with their human equivalents on neutral ground. There, they began hashing out their differences and looking for common ground. Before long, the Hin’in were more or less confirmed to possess telepathic powers, at the very least. They could communicate amongst themselves without any verbal address.

    On the diplomatic side of the exchange, the Hin’in position was very clearly defined; they desired control over their ‘side’ of the Raumeni domain. Their client faction had already relinquished control over strategic systems to the Hin’in Empire, which was slowly making ready to assume control in force. There was very little ambiguity or wordplay involved, the Hin’in did not mince their words or utilize double-speak. The Codexians sitting opposite them were often taken aback by their oft-brutal honesty. The bottom line they presented was that the Confederacy was finished, as a state construct. The future of the Raumeni was vassalage. Codexianity was offered a simple deal, several months into the negotiations: a 50/50 divide of the Raumeni territories, and the opportunity for lucrative trade and development deals down the road. The alternative given was struggle. ‘Uncompromising’ is a term that came to characterize the Hin’in rather accurately, during this time.

    Do you... refuse to let the idea of the Raumen Confederacy die? These aliens are clearly tyrannous monsters, and must be stopped. Furthermore, the Raumeni themselves might have something to say about vassalage.

    OR

    Do you... choose to accept the Hin’in deal? It means money and territory on a platter. It means more power. Perhaps it is the start of a beautiful friendship.


    OR

    Do you court disaster by inviting all the warring clans to witness evidence that clearly shows the Hin'in are acting to subjugate large swathes of Raumeni territory?
     
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  19. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    You were, obediah, that was the Barbarian's baseline illiteracy at work.
     
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  20. taplonaplo Scholar

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    No contest really

    i vote B
     
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  21. treave Arcane Patron

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    Mm. Interesting choices. BEAAAAAUTIFUL friendship.... or mind-controlled friendship? DUN DUN DUNNNN.

    edit: Will we get any further details on how we will run our 'side' of the Raumen territory? Puppet leaders, direct control? This may influence stability to varying degrees. Yes, our much loved stability.
     
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  22. TNO Augur

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    B.

    A gives us +1 enemy.

    C risks uniting the Raumen against us. It's not like we aren't doing what the Hin'in are.

    Make like Stalin about Poland, dudes.
     
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  23. The Barbarian Liturgist

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  24. juggernaut Educated

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    Option B

    Man, this thread moves fast!
     
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  25. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    They have proved to be sensible.
    Let us not be any less civilized and accept.
    We will however need to take precautions against them in any case, so that they won't silently take over Codexia.

    I vote B :twisted:
     
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