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[SIGN-UPS CLOSED] Phalla: Through The Greatwood - ZERO Spots Left! Reserves Welcome!

LocusLocus Trust MeAlbanyRegistered User regular
edited August 2007 in Critical Failures
The Frostlands first came into view at about midday, after you had travelled for several hours. The first thing anyone saw when they approached the city were the parapets of the high walls, an ancient remnant of the time when barbarian tribes still claimed most of the northern lands as their own. They were the highest walls in the world, by all accounts, though the Frostlands had not been directly attacked in centuries. The city had once been surrounded by trees, situated towards the edge of the Greatwood. But years and years of human settlement had required lumber for housing and land for farming during the few months of the year when the weather could support it. Now the Frostlands was in the center of a huge clearing, surrounded by the aforementioned farmland. It took about an hour from the first sight of the city to reach the gates, at which point you hopped off the cart that had carried you this far, and began to make your way towards the city center.

If you did not know any better, you would never guess that the Frostlands was the capital of a House at war. The streets around the central market were bustling, though you would be hard-pressed to find any men of serviceable age among the throng. Still, passers-by could see city guards, most of them relatively young men, patrolling regularly to maintain the order. Children gathered on the lawn in front of the Temple of the Triumvirate, where they laughed and sang and played games, as if their fathers were waiting for them at home, and not waiting for their deaths at the hands of their bitter enemies. It was considerably easier to support the costs of war when it was your side that was winning.

And the House of the Gray Wolf was winning the war. As far as the citizens of the Frostlands were concerned, there was but one reason for that. It was a name that was on everyone’s lips, as each day brought new reports of another victory for their House. And each day those reports praised the leadership of one knight in the service of their Lord: Sir Furic. Two and a half years ago, when this war started, there was not a person in the Frostlands who would know that name. Sir Dalar or Sir Talusid, venerable warriors who had long been regarded as the leading military minds of the House, would of course be more recognizable. But it was Sir Furic, and his eponymous battle plan, that had been winning encounter after encounter. Now it was Sir Furic who was being called the greatest hero the Gray Wolf had ever produced, though few people, if any, knew anything about the man other than what was spread by rumors.

Those rumors had reached your village soon enough, and a patriotism you had not seen in your lifetime swelled up among your fellow villagers. Men left their families to go join the army in what was quickly becoming a great war for the glory of their House. Everyone wanted to share in the victory of the Gray Wolf as it progressed in its war against the House of the World’s Edge. And that was what brought you to the Frostlands as well. You’ve lived your life in obscurity, an age of peace where only those born to wealth had any chance to make a name for themselves. In this war you saw your chance to be a part of something greater than a small village a few hours ride from the Frostlands.

In the central market was where you first spotted the poster. An image of a knight, Sir Furic no doubt, beaming with patriotism as he stared out into the crowd. His finger thrust out, not accusingly, but as if Sir Furic was choosing you personally. Below the likeness of the knight was his message to all the House of the Gray Wolf:
I Want You!
To Join Me In Our Fight For Freedom!
SEE... the Untamed Beauty of the Wild North!
FIGHT... the wretched Cliff-huggers from the World’s Edge!
WIN... Glory for You and for Your House!
Join the Army of the House of the Gray Wolf, and achieve all these things!

Will you join the cause? Will you fight for your House? Will you, along with Sir Furic, realize a glory that will be everlasting?

Pre-Game Miscellany
Please sign up by bolding and liming some combination of the words “I”, “sign”, and “up”. You may choose a number if you like, but all roles will be randomized once everyone has signed up.

This is a 40 player game. Reserves are welcome.

Voting will close nightly at 11 PM EDT (10 PM Central, 9 PM Mountain, 8 PM Pacific). Let’s set Tuesday at 11 PM as the tentative start date. If I can start earlier, I will.

For the role-players, if it’s not obvious yet then I will tell you I borrowed heavily from A Song Of Ice And Fire for my theme. Not the high-fallutin’ court intrigue parts, but the down and dirty battle parts. If you wait until the game thread goes up, everyone is getting an individual role PM. Just to be clear, this is not an ASOIAF phalla. I just borrowed and changed some elements from it.

Player list:

1. Jester313
2. DËTHKÖK
3. MrBallbaggins
4. Hakkekage
5. visiblehowl
6. DevoutlyApathetic
7. precisionk
8. Niceguy Myeye
9. Frosteey
10. PsychoCucumber
11. iamtheaznman
12. Bliss 101
13. Fembot
14. Zot
15. Ardor
16. Grundlterror
17. Telcus
18. Nion
19. Elendil
20. thorpe
21. DamnedLibrarian
22. Senior Fish
23. TehSpectre
24. FreeAgent
25. Typhus733
26. amateurhour
27. Anaximander
28. Xevo
29. zal
30. Squashua
31. Green
32. WhiteZinfandel
33. durax
34. cheez
35. Oatway
36. TrueNeverborn
37. Variable
38. Zerinan
39. the wook
40. Plutonium

Reserves:
1. Balefuego
2. B:L

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  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Up sign I

    P10 on
    Shameful pursuits and utterly stupid opinions
  • MrBallbagginsMrBallbaggins Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I Sign the fuck up

    MrBallbaggins on
    Preacher wrote: »
    Something tells me this story ends up with Ballbaggins fucking his house again.
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I know nothing of A Song of Ice and Fire (Yes, I know, lynch me), but I still !want in

    I sign up
    , that is to say.

    Hakkekage on
    3DS: 2165 - 6538 - 3417
    NNID: Hakkekage
  • MrBallbagginsMrBallbaggins Registered User
    edited August 2007
    Well, so much for that going outside I was considering earlier.

    MrBallbaggins on
    Preacher wrote: »
    Something tells me this story ends up with Ballbaggins fucking his house again.
  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    I know nothing of A Song of Ice and Fire (Yes, I know, lynch me), but I still !want in

    I sign up
    , that is to say.
    That's what the wikipedia link is for!

    Edit to add: Also, this is not A Song of Ice and Fire phalla. I just borrowed the atmosphere and a few elements (ie the House of the Gray Wolf).

    Locus on
  • visiblehowlvisiblehowl He/Him Neutron Nerd Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Haha! Yes! I woke up just in time to catch the opening of this phalla. I knew it was coming; the final day of the revolutionaire phalla was a sure sign of an upcoming sign-up thread.

    I wish I hadn't missed the D&D signups, though. :(

    visiblehowl on
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    I die evry tiem in Sekiro on Twitch
  • duraxdurax Who watches the watchdogs? Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    !SignUp #33 please.

    durax on
  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I !sign up for awesome Wildling Action.

    DevoutlyApathetic on
  • precisionkprecisionk Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I !sign up to bring victory to the village, like I do every phalla.

    precisionk on
  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    It better not be an ASOIAF phalla.. cause thats my theme!

    Balefuego on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Niceguy MyeyeNiceguy Myeye Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Signup

    Niceguy Myeye on
  • FrosteeyFrosteey Elaise 1521-2945-8940Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    !pinguis

    Frosteey on
  • PsychoCucumberPsychoCucumber Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    !SignUp!

    PsychoCucumber on
  • iamtheaznmaniamtheaznman Registered User
    edited August 2007
    i sign up

    iamtheaznman on
  • Bliss 101Bliss 101 Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I !sign up

    Wait, I didn't real the rules.

    I !sign up

    Bliss 101 on
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  • FembotFembot Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I sign up oh god yes

    Fembot on
  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    !sign up

    I'm not using your stupid silly "Lime" green to sign up

    Cold Salmon and Hatred on
  • ArdorArdor Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    precisionk wrote: »
    I !sign up to bring victory to the village, like I do every phalla.

    I !sign up!

    Precisionk vs. Ardor round 2!

    I lost last time but perhaps this time I will succeed! Optimism!

    Ardor on
  • XevoXevo Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I sign up 28

    Xevo on
  • GrundlterrorGrundlterror Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I sign up

    I just started A Game of Thrones earlier today.

    Grundlterror on
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  • BalefuegoBalefuego Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    You will not regret it Grundl!

    Balefuego on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Balefuego wrote: »
    You will not regret it Grundl!

    This depends on when/if Martin ever stops whining about housework and actually writes A Dance of Dragons.

    DevoutlyApathetic on
  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ardor wrote: »
    precisionk wrote: »
    I !sign up to bring victory to the village, like I do every phalla.

    I !sign up!

    Precisionk vs. Ardor round 2!

    I lost last time but perhaps this time I will succeed! Optimism!
    I never thanked you properly for your input in the Mechanics thread.

    Thank you!

    Locus on
  • telcustelcus Registered User
    edited August 2007
    !sure, why not.

    err thats a !sign up by the way.

    telcus on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • NionNion Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I sign up

    I'm a new guy, though I've played some Mafia in RL, and I've been reading the threads for a while. Hope I don't screw up too badly and/or get killed too soon.

    Nion on
  • precisionkprecisionk Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Ardor wrote: »
    precisionk wrote: »
    I !sign up to bring victory to the village, like I do every phalla.

    I !sign up!

    Precisionk vs. Ardor round 2!

    I lost last time but perhaps this time I will succeed! Optimism!

    I will eat your heart with a spoon.


    PK: 1
    Ardwhore: 0

    I will kill you like the 35w bridge.


    That was a bad joke.

    precisionk on
  • ElendilElendil Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I !sign up

    Elendil on
  • thorpethorpe Registered User
    edited August 2007
    !Sign up, FOR THE KING IN THE NORTH, ROBB STAR- I MEAN HOUSE GREYWOLF.

    thorpe on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • LocusLocus Trust Me AlbanyRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    thorpe wrote: »
    !Sign up, FOR THE KING IN THE NORTH, ROBB STAR- I MEAN HOUSE GREYWOLF.
    Now you guys are getting the hang of it!

    I promise balefuego, this will not step on any of your toes. Once the story gets started, you'll forget I even mentioned ASOIAF. I just mentioned it so people had an idea what I was going for.

    Locus on
  • DamnedLibrarianDamnedLibrarian Registered User
    edited August 2007
    I !Sign Up

    DamnedLibrarian on
  • Gorilla SaladGorilla Salad Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    !Sign up!

    Gorilla Salad on
    Organichu wrote: »
    The main rub is that, fuck, I'm already paying some to upgrade the length... why not pay a little bit more to upgrade the length AND width?
  • TehSpectreTehSpectre @PixelateJake on TwitterRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I am here and about to die in the D&D Phalla, so let's do this!

    TehSpectre on
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  • Cold Salmon and HatredCold Salmon and Hatred __BANNED USERS regular
    edited August 2007
    TehSpectre wrote: »
    I am here and about to die in the D&D Phalla, so let's do this!

    You deserve it, for starting that bandwagon on me. :P

    Cold Salmon and Hatred on
  • duraxdurax Who watches the watchdogs? Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Others and I tried to save you zot, you should blame frostey...

    durax on
  • FreeAgentFreeAgent Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    !I shall sign up.

    FreeAgent on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • Typhus733Typhus733 Yip! Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    !I sign up

    Typhus733 on
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    [quote=Senior Fish;2722107]!Sign up![/quote]

    FISHY

    What's up dude

    What's crackin'

    Hakkekage on
    3DS: 2165 - 6538 - 3417
    NNID: Hakkekage
  • P10P10 An Idiot With Low IQ Registered User regular
    edited August 2007
    Hakkekage wrote: »
    [quote=Senior Fish;2722107]!Sign up!
    [/QUOTE]
    Your BBcode failure shall be immortalized.

    P10 on
    Shameful pursuits and utterly stupid opinions
  • HakkekageHakkekage Space Whore Academy summa cum laudeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I wasn't going to fix it anyway...it was a simple highlighting mistake that went astray, and destroyed nations

    Sort of

    Hakkekage on
    3DS: 2165 - 6538 - 3417
    NNID: Hakkekage
  • amateurhouramateurhour One day I'll be professionalhour The woods somewhere in TennesseeRegistered User regular
    edited August 2007
    I sign up! 2nd phalla now... I love this game.

    amateurhour on

    Arch wrote: »

    I never expected this burn from captain bushmeat
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