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The Codexian Saga LP

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

  1. laclongquan Arcane

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    Tsk! You boys are too naive. No wonder, considering religions lessen your capacity for thought.

    The regime that reassure commies and bears is a religious government, the Marianites. Get it? That has nothing to do with the next government. I oppose war now because in the event we win, the goddamned religious priest-ridden economy will ruin those vibrant and healthy economies of the defeated. IT would be a waste of a win.
     
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  2. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Voting is now closed.

    Update is forthcoming (later tonight).
     
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  3. treave Arcane Patron

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    Nothing goes to waste under the benevolent and divine watch of Santi Maria, blasphemer.

    O gloria, gloria sancti
    Dixitque Santi Maria fiat Respublica: et facta est Respublica
     
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  4. laclongquan Arcane

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    If there's ever a kind of goverment that waste, that stagnate the scientific progress, that stifle commercial concerns and industrial concerns, it's religious priest-ridden goverment.
     
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  5. treave Arcane Patron

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    Are you insinuating that a jewel-encrusted statue of Wise-Earl Neymar raising arms in praise to Santi Maria does not ensure your eternal salvation, heretic? Your eternal salvation, which is worth more than any material possession you may have?

    We had dungeons full of blasphemers who have dared the same insinuation. In the fullness of time, they all saw the light and recanted, whether in life or in death.

    edit: 2000th anniversary of the topic.
     
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  6. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    Apologies for the delay, the update is still forthcoming.
     
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  7. The Barbarian Liturgist

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    The Will to Power

    Tensions across the human sphere rose during the period of 349-355AU. Greater prosperity was in evidence, throughout, but a great deal of capital was funnelled into meaty military contracts. Both Space and AFC were seriously bolstered. The Commonwealth was, by this point, spending some 9% of its GDP on defence related budgetary items, whereas the much larger Respublica only slightly edged that figure, with 10.2% expenditure. The ideological foes were evenly matched; a potential Respublican Goliath against the Commo's burgeoning David. Events seemed to be slowly coalescing into real danger, when a strange twist disrupted the proceedings. A small flotilla of Raumeni vessels began raiding several de-facto independent human worlds, near the territorial boundary between the two races. At first chalked up to opportunistic banditry, both Marianite and Commonwealth intelligence services were soon reporting that a Hin'in hand was guiding the bugs.

    Curiously absent from human affairs for half a century, it seemed as if they were finally taking an interest in the holdings of former Codexianity. Not only were the Raumeni involved reputedly from a client clan, they were also based out of a local Hin'in stronghold. It's where their logistical trail ended, in any case. The Raumeni marauders, however, were not causing a great deal of damage or loss of life, and the human response was correspondingly muted. At least, that stood until the Raumeni occupied Schadenfreude, a colonial outpost home to some eighty thousand humans, early in 356AU. The Commonwealth almost immediately dispatched forces to evict the Raumeni, as per their policy on 'neutral' human worlds outside of Respublican territory. Expecting to present a simple 'cease and desist' show of force to a weaker foe, the fine men and women of the 80th Battlegroup walked directly into a holocaust of fire. Within hours of arriving in-system, the entire formation of some forty vessels was annihilated.

    The Hin'in responsible immediately claimed the right of self-defence, and insisted that they were simply there to protect a legitimate Raumeni colonial effort on a disputed world. To effect that protection, they had brought with them almost a hundred and fifty vessels of all types. Their declaration of war against the Commonwealth was soon forthcoming. The claims laid out therein stipulated that the entire belt of the disputed worlds near the Raumeni border were, in actuality, Raumeni worlds 'stolen' by the treacherous humans. It was thinly veiled and implausible, but the Hin'in leaders did not have to justify themselves to their lessers in the general population. They instructed, and the pack followed. Though the declaration of war was made only against the Commonwealth, the situation is a most delicate one for the Respublica, too. While the Commo put their mobilization plan into action and pulled forces away from the Respublican border in order to constitute their fleets (for action against the Hin'in), the war signified both threat and opportunity for the Marianites.

    It seems quite likely that, alone, the Commonwealth will suffer defeat against the Hin'in. Given their stated objectives, it seems quite unlikely, on the other hand, that the Hin'in will attempt to take over the Commonwealth outright. But what if that is simply a cover for a methodical conquest of human space, generally? What is to be our approach?

    Do you... decree that the Commonwealth stands and fights alone? Once their fleet is destroyed (after all, how can they hope to combat the Hin'in without assistance?), we can far more easily 'reintegrate' the fools into our proud and beneficent Respublica. We will keep our fleets in condition to resist the Hin'in, too, if it comes to that. Divide and Conquer, as Caesar would say!

    OR

    Do you... jump into the conflict on the Commonwealth's side? How dare these disgusting xenoforms take human populations captive, in the throes of their lust for power? They will be made to pay for besmirching human dignity! Also, if the Commonwealth falls, how far behind is the Respublica? We are human brothers, under a human banner, against an alien void!

    OR

    Do you... jump into the conflict, but AGAINST the Commonwealth? Faced with a two-front war, their collapse would be swift and assured. The Hin'in can take the scant few worlds they have claimed. We will take the heretics' worlds. Tomorrow, we will be that much stronger, so as to wage holy war against the xenos.
     
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  8. Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    If one thing is certain about the hin'in, it is that they will not stop at the commonwealth. It has long ago been proven that they systematically occupy all of their neighbors, and if we let them take the commonwealth we WILL be next.

    I could write a paragraph or two about how allying with the commos will forge brotherly bonds between our people, but I won't since the course of action is so obvious: Anything but allying with our human brothers against the alien psyker is high treason!

    Obvious B is obvious
     
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  9. Undead Phoenix Arcane

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  10. Brotherman Bill Arcane

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    Why "save our righteous fury" for the hin'in, when we could unleash it NOW? Doing it now rather than later will, in addition to being a moral virtue (procrastinating is sloth, a mortal sin), let us fight with the strength of the commonwealth forces added to our own. If we lose the commonwealth to the hin'in, the population will sabotage the occupiers, and they will look to us as liberators rather than tyrants when we inevitably reclaim their lands.

    Really, the war will come no matter what we do - the question is only whether we fight it now or later. Conan mentioned that the commo forces are almost as strong as our own, meaning that fighting now lets us fight with almost double the strength.
     
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  11. taplonaplo Scholar

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    B, if our military power is similar to the Commo's our best chance is to work together.
     
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  12. Saemon Novice

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    Humans must stand together against Xenos. Just maybe this conflict will bring Commonwealth closer to us and we will be much stronger with our joined fleets.

    B
     
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  13. Undead Phoenix Arcane

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    The Commonwealth is our rival and our enemy. Playing them against the Hin'in while preserving our forces is to our advantage. The enemy of your enemy is not always your friend, but they can be useful tools.

    I don't think that aiding the Commonwealth would be a disaster, but we would be better off from letting them take the blows that we might share.
     
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  14. GarfunkeL Racism Expert

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  15. taplonaplo Scholar

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    I would agree were it not for our previous war with them. I don't know exactly how are forces match to our former fleets, but the idea i got was that we are weaker than we were before the Hin'in conflict. Honestly i don't think they would stop after the Commo, and i doubt the time they buy us would be enough to stand against the Hin'in alone.
     
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  16. sportforredneck Cipher

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  17. wjw Augur

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    We lost the war against the Hi'in because of the common wealth...

    REMEMBER OUR PAST!
    This is their just punishment.

    C
     
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  18. DarkUnderlord Professional Throne Sitter

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    Brothers, do our religious texts not state that the bugs must die?

    Are our God and / or Gods not resolute that we must smite these foul beings from existence?

    Here we must make a decision. I propose we stand hand-in-hand with our fellow Human Brothers and smite this threat with the full force of Human capability.

    Our actions will no doubt show our fellow Humans the righteous way of our beliefs and provide us many opportunity to convert them to our cause. Here, we can convert them with our actions. We know the threat the bugs pose and we have a clear course of action in our doctrines.

    Our fellow Humans are under the false belief they can have "peace" with the non-Humans. We know that is not true. We know that will never be true.

    Brothers! Stand with me and vote B. Let our actions speak loudly and the guns on our ships blaze resolutely against the xeno threat so that we may set the order in this galaxy and / or galaxies.

    B
     
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  19. Sergiu64 Arcane

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    B


    These Hin'in guys are very keen on separating foes into pieces and conquering them 1 by 1. We can't ignore this, and there's no reason why we should favor them over our misguided human brethren.
     
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  20. Luan Educated

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    Your lust for retribution is admirable but misguided. Remember, we are not the old guard of former Codexia.

    I vote B, it is the best way to herd our misguided flock to our divine embrace.
     
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  21. anus_pounder Arcane

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    B all the way.
     
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  22. treave Arcane Patron

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    Only now do our misguided, faithless brothers suffer the treacherous xenos for what they are. Only now may they see their folly in not aiding the crusade to vanquish the Hin'in threat so long ago. And now the hidden hand of the Hin'in has brought upon them war where they did not seek it.

    Day by day, these aliens grow opulent and arrogant, these four-eyed midget tyrants and their spindly insectoid lackeys. Our grit brought them to a grinding halt back in the great war before the Commonwealth betrayed the Just Cause.

    But we are followers of Santi Maria. We forgive. Are not all humans the children of Santi Maria, born to prosecute a crusade against the despicable and disgusting xeno? Here it is time to show the Commonwealth that, no matter our differences, we always extend a hand to help a brother in need. No matter our differences, we consider them our brothers. And in turn we hope that they will consider us brothers as well. For is it not wrote in the scriptures of David and Goliath, battling back to back against the foul demons of hell?

    So we fight. We make a stand. Here and now, we shall sow the seeds of the rebirth of humanity. The Hin'in have forgotten the terror we inflicted upon their fleets in ages past. Let them remember it again.

    B. Aid our brethren, purge the alien.
     
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  23. Nickless Educated

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    B is where this society has been headed since day one. Humanity will be united by our mutual conflict against the alien scourge. As it once splintered us in two, so shall it unify us now.
     
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  24. Ulminati Kamelåså! Patron

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    We are not the treacherous commonweathers. We will not abandon our fellow humans in the face of the 4-eyes midget threat!
     
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  25. Azira Arcane Patron

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    The psychic hobbits must pay! Not our human brethren, misguided as they may be.

    Option B
     
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