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[The Quiet Year] Life in the shadow of ancient wars

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  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    edited May 31
    Spring

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    Abundances: fresh water
    Scarcities: scrap, ships, warriors
    Projects: dismantling a graveyard mech (3 weeks)
    The Third Week - 8♥️
    An old piece of machinery is discovered, broken but perhaps repairable. What is it? What would it be useful for?
    or...
    An old piece of machinery is discovered, cursed and dangerous. How does the community destroy it?

    @Elldren is up.

    simonwolf on
  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    One of the older children discovers another ancient intact mech in the depths of the graveyard, but this one is somehow still alive. It calls to her. It would take some effort, and the scrap we harvest from its dead counterparts, to bring it back to full health.

    We could use it for defense but such beasts are temperamental. Once they have chosen a rider they bond with only them and accept no other. The girl is young and has no training or experience as a warrior.

    I hold a discussion: should we restore the ancient mech?

    fuck gendered marketing
  • descdesc said baby boy you’re only funky as your last cut Registered User regular
    We have so few warriors left that there’s little choice. Maybe this girl was meant to find it. We should repair what we can.

  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    There is a reason why we make Scrap from the behemoths rather than make them allies. We must not rekindle the ancients’ follies.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    This is an unprecedented opportunity to harness some of our forebears' power and better understand their technology. We should do everything possible to restore and operationalize the mech.

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    I suppose we will try and train the girl as best we can to use the power of the ancient mech to protect the village...

    And that brings the discussion to a close

    fuck gendered marketing
  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    Spring

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    Abundances: fresh water
    Scarcities: scrap, ships, warriors
    Projects: dismantling a graveyard mech (2 weeks)
    The Fourth Week - 7♥️
    Where does everyone sleep? Who is unhappy with this arrangement, and why?
    or...
    What natural predators roam this area? Are you safe?

    @desc is up.

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    I should probably draw our anime protagonist on the map.

    fuck gendered marketing
  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    Probably! Feel free to post up a fresh map

  • descdesc said baby boy you’re only funky as your last cut Registered User regular
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    The predators roaming the area are the shard wolves that are believed in folklore to have been genetically modified in the last war for unknown purposes but are now a massive network of packs that roam the countryside.

    We had always been safe enough with warriors to patrol and guard, but now the wolves are emboldened and wander near the village at night.

  • descdesc said baby boy you’re only funky as your last cut Registered User regular
    Hold a discussion:

    Could we repair the mech and use it to defend us against the wolves?

  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    We mustn’t rely on this “mech” to save us; our community must restore its warriors, rather than rely on one girl.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    If what we believe to be true about the mech's capabilities holds, it should be able to trivially dispatch the wolves at no risk to its pilot or our community.

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
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  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    Neither the mech nor the girl are ready yet to take on such foes. We must do everything we can to bolster our defenses for now, including but not limited to repairing ancient weapons.

    fuck gendered marketing
  • descdesc said baby boy you’re only funky as your last cut Registered User regular
    The village debates the issue back and forth and is unable to come to a clear consensus — the issue is shelved, but some villagers walk away still plotting and discussing the potential to use the machine for wolf defense if it’s able to be repaired.

    The conversation is closed.

  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    Spring
    Abundances: fresh water
    Scarcities: scrap, ships, warriors
    Projects: dismantling a graveyard mech (1 weeks)
    The Fifth Week - 10♥️
    There’s another community somewhere on the map. Where are they? What sets them apart from you?
    or...
    What belief or practice helps to unify your community?

    Hairyfolk tramp across the lands in the south, wandering shepherds who live in leather tents and lead their herds of woolly goats from one fertile grassland to another. Bound by their animals to the dirt, they fear travelling too close to the western saltwaters, and drink only the milk of their beasts.

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    @credeiki, the dismantling project is complete; please tell us how it ended.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    The ancient mech has successfully been dismantled and we no longer have a scarcity of scrap for the moment. One younger scrap collector was injured when an old hinge popped open unexpectedly; another older one feels confident that dismantling this mech has given them enough technical knowhow to get a good start on repairing the other one.

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    Steam, LoL: credeiki
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  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    I start a project. Speartips, arrowheads, and blades begin to be cold-forged using the new scrap, to arm and train a new generation of warriors for the community. It will take two weeks to supply enough to arm a small militia.

    That ends the week.

  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    edited June 10
    Spring
    Abundances: fresh water
    Scarcities: ships, warriors
    Projects: cold-forging weapons (two weeks)
    The Sixth Week - 5♥️
    There is a disquieting legend about this place. What is it?
    or...
    Alarming weather patterns destroy something. How and what?

    @credeiki is up.

    simonwolf on
  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    There is a disquieting legend about this place. What is it?

    There are said to be technological ruins in the depth of the lake that some day will lose their structural integrity and leak poisons and mutagens into our only source of water. Or is it already happening? Are we the same as we were before? Do we live as long?

    I hold a discussion: what is our community's relationship to the hairy folk? What do we want it to be?

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
    air-photos.tumblr.com
  • descdesc said baby boy you’re only funky as your last cut Registered User regular
    The hairy folk are our lessers. It would be beneath us to interact, even in a time of need!

  • ElldrenElldren Is a woman dammit I'm a good person yes it's trueRegistered User regular
    The hairy folk refuse to trade with us for our water or our fish. If we could open them up to trade it would be a boon, but they are superstitious and weird and clothe themselves only in hair.

    fuck gendered marketing
  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    Perhaps the wolves haunt their herds as they haunt our lands; there is potential for us to trade security to them for wool and milk.

  • credeikicredeiki Registered User regular
    Why would we trade for their milk--we don't want to contract whatever it is that makes them so weird and hairy.

    The discussion is closed

    Steam, LoL: credeiki
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  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    Spring

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    Abundances: fresh water
    Scarcities: ships, warriors
    Projects: cold-forging weapons (one week)
    The Seventh Week - A♥️
    What group has the highest status in the community? What must people do to gain inclusion in this group?
    or...
    Are there distinct family units in the community? If so, what family structures are common?

    @Elldren is up.[/quote]

  • simonwolfsimonwolf so enough of this terror we deserve to know lightRegistered User regular
    calling doctor @elldren, doctor fine, doctor howard

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