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super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

3C

Digging for clams seems simple enough.

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HiHo ChiRho
Oct 23, 2010

Then you remember. You have a message to send.

Something everyone must know.

You have the power. You have the means.

Let it be known.




1C

Mr. Nemo
Feb 4, 2016

A roc and a hard place


super sweet best pal posted:

3C

Digging for clams seems simple enough.

sheep-dodger
Feb 21, 2013



super sweet best pal posted:

3C

Digging for clams seems simple enough.

JesterOfAmerica
Sep 11, 2015


1C

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




2C

Not that I expect it to get anywhere.

Jossar
Apr 2, 2018


1D

I mean, gotta have a limit at some point and this seems like a good place to develop some of those skills.

ThatBasqueGuy
Feb 14, 2013

someone introduce jojo to lazyb




1C

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


AJ_Impy posted:

Have you seen people like me before? Have you travelled to where I might be from?

Jub looks you over carefully, taking time to scrutinize your features in the firelight. He thinks for a moment before simply saying “I have not.”

AbysmalPeptoBismol
Feb 4, 2016

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!


2D

What is an Axebeak?

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


AbysmalPeptoBismol posted:

What is an Axebeak?

“A large bird, tall as a man. They eat leaves from what I hear from Bah Te’. Apparently they do not like to be surprised.”

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Telsa Cola posted:

“A large bird, tall as a man. They eat leaves from what I hear from Bah Te’. Apparently they do not like to be surprised.”

Cassoary. We're on the northeast coast of Australia. We need to leave, right now.

Hexenritter
May 20, 2001

Buncha slack-jawed faggots around here

Outrail posted:

Cassoary. We're on the northeast coast of Australia. We need to leave, right now.

I just realised, we're the white kid in far cry 3...

mcclay
Jul 8, 2013

Oh dear oh gosh oh darn


Soiled Meat

super sweet best pal posted:

3C

Digging for clams seems simple enough.

Agreed

NinjaPete
Nov 14, 2004

Hail to the speaker,
Hail to the knower,
Joy to him who has understood,
Delight to those who have listened.

- Hávamál


dont be mean to me posted:

2C

Not that I expect it to get anywhere.

I'll throw my vote uselessly behind this one!

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


Current Vote Count
6 votes for option 1
4 votes for option 3
3 votes for option 2

11 votes for Choice C
2 votes for Choice D

Vote ends tonight at 10:00.

PoultryGeist
Feb 26, 2013

Crystals?

2C

John_A_Tallon
Nov 22, 2000

Oh my! Check out that mitre!


1C
"What are the shells you hammered on going to be used for?"

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


John_A_Tallon posted:

1C
"What are the shells you hammered on going to be used for?"

His eyes light up a little bit when you ask.
“They are for finding stones and animals, and to repay a debt.” His eyes dim and he looks down at his stained clothes and mumbles something about careless fools not needing any help.

Telsa Cola fucked around with this message at May 5, 2018 around 00:48

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


Vote closed, 1C won. Will update tomorrow.

Outrail
Jan 4, 2009

www.sapphicrobotica.com


Telsa Cola posted:

His eyes light up a little bit when you ask.
“They are for finding stones and animals, and to repay a debt.” His eyes dim and he looks down at his stained clothes and mumbles something about careless fools not needing any help.

"Pretend I'm a seven year old stranger who washed up in your village and doesn't have any contextual information for pseudomagical divination or the social mechanisms of shell dynamics. What the gently caress are you babbling about old man?"

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


Outrail posted:

"Pretend I'm a seven year old stranger who washed up in your village and doesn't have any contextual information for pseudomagical divination or the social mechanisms of shell dynamics. What the gently caress are you babbling about old man?"

You press Jub further on the matter, insisting that he is not making any sense and ask for some clarity. He frowns slightly and says "The shells are used for Wayfaring. I will not say more, the lessons will show you the rest."


Tell me about where we came from, mother.

In the beginning there was the First.



The first walked the world alone, hunting the Elder Animals and harvesting the bounty of the earth.
After a time, however, the hunting of the animals of the land offered the First no further enjoyment. The ripe fruits of the land were like ash in his mouth.
The First was lonely.
So the First decided to create a companion. The First set out, searching for the treasures of the land.
After many trials and many winters of searching the First sat down with his prizes and began to create his companion.
Using the furs of the Elder Animals he gave her the softest skin and finest hair.
From the Wind's stolen song he gave her the sweetest voice.
With the stolen treasures of the earth she was given eyes of crystal.
When the First finished his work and looked at his companion he was pleased.



This as you know, was the Second.

The Second breathed new life into the First and together they roamed the world.
After a time they had a child, and this child was the first of the People. The First and the Second found they were happy with the child and created many many more.
Gathered into the First Tribe and under the guidance of the First and Second the People prospered and multiplied. The People liven in harmony with one another and as the land gifted us it's wondrous bounty, food grew and grazed within easy reach. The People were happy.



But the People's happiness would not last for long.

The Elder Animals, jealous of the lives of the People and seeking vengeance against the First and Second for the many many hunts joined together and attacked the tribe.
The First Tribe fought for many many days, but in the end the Elder Animals were victorious and scattered the People across the world.
The smartest, fastest, and strongest of the people survived the following winters and it is them who formed the many many tribes of the world, including ours.

As for the the First and Second, they were imprisoned in the Deep Below by the Elder Animals, far from the People's eyes and thoughts.
And that little one, is how the People, and our tribe came to be. Now rest child, we have a long day tomorrow.

Update will continue in the next post, apologies about the delay!

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


You tell Jub that you feel well enough to accept his task, eager get some fresh air after being cooped up inside for a day. His only response is a soft snoring, it seems he fell asleep sitting up while waiting for your response. Sighing, you get up and grab a drink of water, mouth dry from your breakfast. By the time you finish drinking your fill the first rays of sunlight appear, making their way through the various gaps and holes in Jub's hut.
Grabbing the four leather bags from the bedside you leave. You stop for a moment to take in your surroundings, breathing the strange and salty air.



To your immediate right is a group of four huts, a large fire pit is smoldering in the middle of the group and you can hear the first stirrings of motion within the huts as the residents begin waking. To your immediate left lies two huts, laid side by side, along with another fire pit. It appears the inhabitants of these huts have already risen and left.
Then you notice the ocean.



It goes on and on and on, so large that you can not see the opposite shore. It is smooth and featureless, with exception of the odd crest and bump as a wave rolls in. You stare amazed at it.
Finally after several minutes of gaping you shake off your amazement and move towards it, eager to get your task done.
Closer to the water's edge you pass by an enormous fire pit, charred tree trunks still piled within it. Between it and the ocean is a large mound made entirely out of shell and animal bones, an enormous crab is perched on top. It stares at you as you move along.



Finally you reach the shoreline, the feeling of wet sand compressing under your feet is a strange sensation for you. Looking down you notice the indentations Jub told you about.



Many many, indentations. At least you wont have to hunt around for the them.
Kneeling in the wet sand you get to work, sand flying as you try to catch the clams before they escape your reach. The first few attempts go poorly, the clams are faster then you expect and slip through your grasp. After the first few erroneous attempts you learn a further lesson when you grab a clam too firmly and the shell cracks and cuts your hand. The resulting small, yet painful cut teaches you a lesson about care and control. Things move along more smoothly after this, however, and you soon develop a makeshift rhythm to your digging.

Time passes, clams are caught, and the sun continues to rise.



After what seems like hours you are almost finished with your task. Three of the four bags are full and you are working on finishing up the fourth.
However you have run into a small problem, the tide came in slowly but surely while you have been working, surprising and soaking you more than once. You have already dug the remaining "dry" areas of the beach within the village boundaries and you are uncertain about where else you could find clams. Frustrated you look around and consider your options.

What do you do?
A: Stop working and take the three full bags to Jub. Tell him that you were unable to fill the fourth bag because of the tide.

B: While working earlier, you noticed the indentations continue outside the village boundaries. At the time you thought it best to stay within the cleared area, now you just want to be done with it all. You go outside the village boundaries to get the last bag filled. If you work quickly you should be able to be finished fairly fast.

C: You remember the pile of shells you passed while walking to the shoreline. You grab shells from the shell mound to fill the last bag. Hopefully the crab wont be an issue.

D: Take more time and slowly work over the remaining dry areas,looking for spots you missed.

E: Something else. Write in

Vote will close Tuesday at 8 pm

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

D. Be thorough.

Crazycryodude
Aug 15, 2015

Lets get our X tons of Duranium back!

....Is that still a valid thing to jingoistically blow out of proportion?







B, let's go exploring

Jossar
Apr 2, 2018


C Be bold, be brave!

PoultryGeist
Feb 26, 2013

Crystals?

The crab is obviously the village's guardian. So D to be thorough, but give a few clams to the crab as we return as an offering.

John_A_Tallon
Nov 22, 2000

Oh my! Check out that mitre!


Jub didn't give us a warning about going too far, so B exploration it is!

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


Outrail posted:

Cassoary. We're on the northeast coast of Australia. We need to leave, right now.

It is actually kind of interesting how Australia’s wildlife has been pretty crazy throughout history. The only other place that comes near in my opinion is South America, which makes sense I guess.

super sweet best pal
Nov 18, 2009

No need to sign, we'll take care of that.


Lipstick Apathy

B

Let's brave the danger!

sheep-dodger
Feb 21, 2013



D
Let's not be like Bah Te's youngest and stay away from the dangerous wildlife.

Cannon_Fodder
Jul 17, 2007

"Hey, where did Steve go?"
Design by Kamoc

Telsa Cola posted:

It is actually kind of interesting how Australia’s wildlife has been pretty crazy throughout history. The only other place that comes near in my opinion is South America, which makes sense I guess.

The real question here:

Will we be responsible for creating the first-ever Chocobo racing circuit and casino?

You have my attention, Axe Beak.

Not Alex
Oct 9, 2012


Be bold.

mcclay
Jul 8, 2013

Oh dear oh gosh oh darn


Soiled Meat

D Be careful

AbysmalPeptoBismol
Feb 4, 2016

Nausea, heartburn, indigestion, upset stomach, diarrhea!


D

dont be mean to me
May 2, 2007

I'm interplanetary, bitch
Let's go to Mars




Due Diligence

Mr. Nemo
Feb 4, 2016

A roc and a hard place



But before leave the full bags in the hut, don’t wanna risk losing them.

John_A_Tallon
Nov 22, 2000

Oh my! Check out that mitre!


Mr. Nemo posted:

But before leave the full bags in the hut, don’t wanna risk losing them.

Good idea! I second this amendment.

Telsa Cola
Aug 19, 2011

No... this is all wrong... this whole operation has just gone completely sidewaysface


Voting Ends in seven hours

Current Vote Count
D: 6 Votes
B: 5 Votes
C: 1 vote


Its pretty close currently!

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100 HOGS AGREE
Oct 13, 2007

Alcohol...
It's the water of life.



Grimey Drawer

B

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