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The Codexian Saga LP

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

  1. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Option B also removes a buffer and an ally.
     
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  2. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    Why would the Raumen ally with us?
     
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  3. Angthoron Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    We don't have four eyes?
     
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  4. Conkrete Knight Educated

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    Usefullness

    We are as usefull to them, as they are to us.

    Through trade, we are practically in an symbiotic relationship.

    And if they are the buffer, they would need the ally.
    Not us.
     
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  5. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    They are not united, and who will they believe?
    The four eyed dwarves or the mighty codexians?
    The Raumen are no longer one faction, they are many.
    I can't see how we ever are going to convince them of the dwarf threat.
     
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  6. Conkrete Knight Educated

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    If they will unite depends on the nature of the great muster.

    Does it overwrite the loyality for the clans?

    Is it a safeguard in Raumenei society to protect from external threat?

    Whether or not they are going for the foureyes depends on wether or not the remaining clans are going to see the threat for their race and set their petty bickering aside.

    The big question is: Is purchasing territory for the eventual goal of subjugating the entire Raumenei race a sufficient threat to declare a great muster?
    Or is it just ruthless trading and hence considered business as usual?
     
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  7. Radech Augur

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    I doubt occupation of the raumen will do us any good, loyalty to their clan trumphs any loyalties, we'll have an insectoid william wallace on our arses in no time, best to leave them as a buffer zone and a trading partner.

    It's another vote for D - capture a hin'in spaceship and go on a bombing run in turanai territory - or C if that's the best we can do

    ps. thanks Barbarian and Co. for an awesome read, think it's the first 10+ page thread I've ever read from start to finish :P
     
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  8. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    They don't need to know that.
    Why would they believe us even if we told them?
     
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  9. taplonaplo Scholar

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    We could have if the bug conspiracists didn't ban the gen mods back then. Interesting so to see everyone so afraid of the Illithid guys and rather risk to unite the Raumen us instead of the Ribbentrop pact. Remember how we went straight into war with the Turanei with no intel? Oh wait we didn't coz we didn't know enough to risk a conflict with a potentially more powerful empire...
     
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  10. Conkrete Knight Educated

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    Of course if we don't tell them they won't. They would hence not unite and hence become easy prey.

    I read option C that way that we have real evidence.
    I don't think that any councilor would be daft enough to even present this as a possible option if our only "evidence" is:"They told us, lol"
     
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  11. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    May I ask what evidence we have except "they told us, lol"?
     
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  12. Heechee Liturgist

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    This amazes me as well. Beware TEH MAGIC PSIONIC POWERZ.
     
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  13. Conkrete Knight Educated

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    Quite frankly my dear, I don't know.

    but considering that c is:
    It would play out quite funny if we don't

    "Now that all repressentatives of the Raumenei clans have gathered, let us present you that evidence of wich we spoke, that which so clearly shows the Hi'ins evil sheeming.
    [inhales]
    THEY FRIGGING TOLD US. lol."
     
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  14. Heechee Liturgist

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    Surely they did not take over Raumeni by themself ages ago because they are so powerful .. the horror! Somehow they remind me of Darloks from MoO II, grimdark spies in robes weaving their intricate plans, but total pushovers in the end.
     
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  15. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    In a sense, yes. But if the Barbarian had to guess, he'd say that some form of electronic surveillance evidence of the meetings might be involved.
     
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  16. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Voting will end in a few hours, when the Barbarian does an official count.

    Then, as yesterday, he will complete an update at work - which will lower his productivity, but raise happiness levels. Conan feels that OH&S will appreciate his contribution to a stable and harmonious workspace.
     
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  17. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Occupational Health & Safety. A terrible thing.
     
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  18. treave Arcane Patron

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    An anal thing, to be sure.
     
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  19. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Voting Results:

    root - C
    taplonaplo - B
    TNO - B
    juggernaut - B
    Jack - B
    lightbane - B
    Jaedar -
    wjw - C
    Radisshu - C
    Angthoron - C
    heechee1 - B
    Luan - C
    Maria - C
    laclongquan - C
    Azira - C
    treave - A
    Conkrete Knight - C
    praetor - B
    obediah - C
    GarfunkeL - B
    Orgasm - C
    madbringer - C
    goglepapaz - C
    Radech - C

    Option A got one vote.

    Option B got eight votes.

    Option C got fourteen votes.

    Jaedar nullified his previous vote, and therefore did not participate in this round.

    C takes it by a bit of a landslide. Interesting.
     
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  20. treave Arcane Patron

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    -BREAKING NEWS-

    CODEXIA INVITES DISASTER!

    Disaster to bring fruitcake and some punch.
     
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  21. praetor Arcane

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    oh man, this is the beginning of the end :(

    (and the beginning of a new page)
     
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  22. Jack █▓▒░ Patron

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    Yup, now we're screwed big time.
     
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  23. laclongquan Arcane

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    A majority of clans may unite into a great muster, but the client clans wont. So the 1st order of battle is to punch them in the nose->bigger civil war, the dissolution of the Confederacy.

    At the end, whether they can destroy Hiin is irrevelant. Due to this legacy of distrust They will remain a fractious group of clans/planets. They will NEED us as a counterbalance for Hiin.

    Codexia Suppremacy for the win!
     
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  24. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Disaster, Presiding

    ‘Tell us, human-clan, why should we believe you? Your evidence may have been doctored. Your designs on Raumen are no more honourable than the Hin’in, and we KNOW you ply a trade in falsehood. Look at the broken sons of the Three Tones; they believe in your lies wholeheartedly! You seek to destroy the independence we so dearly treasure!’ The representative of the Four Suns levelled the accusation in a machine monotone, courtesy of the translator. The Raumeni’s own chirping voice quivered with barely suppressed rage. The conference was now running into its third day – a hive of activity and conflict, wherein the human delegation struggled to make its case to the largest gathering of clan heads in years.

    ‘Elder Churrol, please Sir, calm yourself,’ the Codexian ambassador gave reply, ‘This petty mudslinging serves no purpose. We Codexians seek to preserve what the Hin’in would tear asunder. Survey the proof before you. See the Hin’in for what they are; manipulators, deceivers and destroyers of your sovereign right to rule your clans, as you will. How can you ignore the truth, when it sits before your very eyes? Elder, Codexia has long been the friend and ally of the Rau-‘

    Another Four Suns Elder rose on its hind legs with a start, ‘No! Apologies to the Gathering for the interjection, but I must refute this HUMAN’S ridiculous attempt at obfuscation. Do not underestimate us, Codexian. Do not think us idiots! We all know why you side with the Three Toners. What makes you any better than the Hin’in, who we of the Four Suns use to our ends – and admit are used by, in turn? You aliens impose your machinations on us, in our time of pain. You feed off our suffering, bloodsuckers that you are. Clan Elders, where does this road lead? The Raumen are in ruin. Six clans have already been extinguished by this fighting, and yet the humans would see us sacrifice on THIER BEHALF, compounding our misery. Our quarrel is not simply with the Humans, or the Hin’in. It is with all those that would enslave us by our own hands!’

    A raucous choir arose, ‘Hear, hear! Hear, hear!’

    The Elder conducting the proceedings rapped on the podium he sat behind, ‘Calm, fellow Elders, calm, please. The humans have proven themselves to entertain notions of supremacy over us. The Hin’in duplicity is now also a known quality. Where does this leave the Clans? Even as we deliberate, our fleets continue to wither away fighting each other. Our strength is failing. We must put this matter to a vote. Where do we go from here? When we leave these chambers, is the war to continue as is? Can we allow it to continue? What is our duty to our kin and kith?’

    The room erupted, as hundreds of voices rang out simultaneously. The debate would now begin in earnest.

    ***

    When all was said and done, the conference called by the humans to rally support against the Hin’in had resulted in unmitigated disaster. Firstly, the Clans did rally – but against the ‘alien menace’, generally, not the Hin’in. Secondly, the Hin’in found out about the conference almost immediately, and correctly deduced the obvious intent behind it. Their response was evident even before that of the Raumeni, when elements of the Second Fleet were ambushed and destroyed in Tau Omicron, a few lightyears away from their the regional headquarters. The faces of the attending admiralty paled, when they were first presented with the still-developing situation at a general staff meeting thereafter. This was a nightmare scenario; war against the majority of the Raumeni clans, and the Hin’in themselves.

    Not every Clan joined in the Muster against the Codexians and the Hin’in. Some, weakened by the war or otherwise disinterested in its course, abstained from joining in. But out of two hundred-odd Clans, almost one hundred and fifty pooled their remaining strength to wage war against both of the alien factions now besetting their territories. A three sided conflict began to spin out of control. The Hin’in, cognizant of the underlying danger, quickly committed a huge number of vessels against the ‘bugs’. The Codexians, meanwhile, found their fleets facing constant attacks from an array of local clans. Some had even turned away from the Three Tone Alliance, in order to fight the Codexian threat. It was all becoming a ghastly mess. Explaining the situation at home was going to prove exceedingly difficult – even as thousands of Codexians became casualties of the war enveloping Raumeni space.

    You are at war. It is time to decide on its conduct.

    Do you... begin a general mobilization, in preparation for a high intensity conflict? This might anger your populace, but it will leave you better prepared to deal with wartime losses and other consequences of the struggle.

    OR

    Do you... pull back your fleets from the conflagration, in order to consolidate a defensive perimeter along your borders? This will see you pull away from the everyday conflict, in preparation for fore decisive action, later on.

    OR

    Do you... wish to both a) mobilize and b) pull back? This will increase your fighting strength greatly over time, and reduce casualties in the short term.
     
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  25. treave Arcane Patron

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    Disaster is milling around with the guests, making small talk. It thanks Codexia for inviting it.
     
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