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Fathis Munk
Feb 23, 2013

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This harsh land cannot accommodate two tribes that are at odds with each other. We have driven the Jackals back a season ago, and it might be time to finish the job.

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AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

We must find out where they are, attack in force, and wipe them out, all of them.

Comrade Gorbash
Jul 12, 2011

MY PAPER SOLDIERS
FORM A WALL
FIVE PACES THICK AND
TWICE AS TALL


Summer - Week 4

quote:

A headstrong community member decides to put one of their ideas in motion. Start a foolish project.
Ever since her return, Ino has obsessed over the strange readings beneath the ruins. She's certain something important is down there, and is impatient to go back and find it. Finally she forces the issue. Even as we prepare to deal with the Jackals, she diverts effort to preparing one of the hovercraft to haul a mining derrick out to the ruins, and to carry enough fighters to protect it. Ino does this without asking, and when confronted only promises to wait until the raid is carried off before leaving. There isn't enough support to make Ino and her followers give up, but the distraction leads to some hard words and hard feelings, which we can ill afford on the eve of battle.

I think I should take a contempt token for this? I'm still not clear on how those work.

Action - Discover Something New
As we finalize our preparations for our raid, a scout named Teucer returns in great haste. Her news is shocking - the Jackals are building a fortified watch tower overlooking the half-bridge. It's an excellent place to monitor our comings and goings, and to interdict much of our activities. Fortunately, it's unfinished. We have a chance to take it out now before it becomes a true danger - and perhaps capture one of the warriors manning it. From them we might learn the location of their lair.




Projects: Repurpose the Spindly Things (2), Establish a mining operation on the derelict (3), Gather supplies for a raid (1), A New Expedition to the Ruins (5)
Abundances: Courage
Scarcities: Farmland, Ore, Ammunition
Contempt: Fathis Munk (0), chin up everything sucks (0), AJ_Impy (0), Comrade Gorbash (0)

Comrade Gorbash fucked around with this message at May 13, 2018 around 15:34

Fathis Munk
Feb 23, 2013

??? ?


Summer - Week 5

quote:

The eldest among you dies. What caused the death?



Nausicaa fell ill a few nights ago and finally passed away this morning. The illness was quick and brutal and we couldn't do anything to save her. We don't know where it came from, nor do we know if others are infected. Rumors abound that the foreigners brought this plague with them.

Action - Start a project
Nausicaa has been our elder for longer than most of us can even remember. Her death ushers in a new era in the community and needs to be marked properly. Preparations will take some time, but we feel the need to giver her an appropriate funeral.




Projects: Gather supplies for a raid (0), Repurpose the Spindly Things (1), Nausicaa's funeral (1), Establish a mining operation on the derelict (2), A New Expedition to the Ruins (4)
Abundances: Courage
Scarcities: Farmland, Ore, Ammunition
Contempt: Fathis Munk (0), chin up everything sucks (0), AJ_Impy (0), Comrade Gorbash (0)

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



Gather Supplies For A Raid

Piles and piles of dried and smoked fish have been gathered, enough to support a group of fighters for a few weeks as they seek out the Jackals home. Ammunition is still in short supply, but the doubters are assured that the raiders can steal ammunition from the Jackals in their first strike.

Summer - Week 6

quote:

Someone leaves the community. Who? What are they looking for?

Makaeda has discovered that his feet are already itchy, the community feeling too large and unstable for him to settle down. After a few weeks, the old warrior offers to make his way to the ruins and set up a permanent camp there and act as guardian of the ruins. He seems to want a limited form of isolation, close enough to the community to visit and occasionally be visited, but not having to deal with people every day.

Action: Start a Project
The young would-be warriors gather the supplies and load up a pair of hovercraft, with promises to check the half-bridge for any signs of the enemy on their way to raid the Jackals. They promise to be back in a few weeks with knowledge of where the Jackal home community is.



Projects: Repurpose the Spindly Things (0), Nausicaa's funeral (0), Establish a mining operation on the derelict (2), A New Expedition to the Ruins (4), Raid the Jackals (3)
Abundances: Courage
Scarcities: Farmland, Ore, Ammunition
Contempt: Fathis Munk (0), chin up everything sucks (0), AJ_Impy (0), Comrade Gorbash (0)

chin up everything sucks fucked around with this message at May 17, 2018 around 01:53

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Repurpose the Spindly Things

After lengthy examination, it appears the Spindly Things are not as monstrous as we first thought. They do not act independently: There is a central control unit with an instruction set in their cave, thankfully portable. A good number of the Spindly Things were salvaged, and after a fair bit of trial and error, can be set to perform simple tasks.

Fathis Munk
Feb 23, 2013

??? ?


Nausicaa's funeral

After a week of preparations everything is complete, the driftwood coffin, the funeral meal and some of the more artistically inclined among us have prepared stories and songs about our departed eldest. We light the torches and burn the incense, preparing for a night of revel and sorrow, a night of remembrance and a night of hope. At least that is how it usually goes.

It seems like the death of our oldest has impacted the community more than usual, especially seeing the circumstances. Rumors abound that her death could have been avoided if the strangers had been turned back, that they brought sickness and disease, a plague strong enough to finally sever Nausicaa's grip on life, after all these years. It is a sad ceremony, a ceremony of whispers and side-eye glances.

Projects: Establish a mining operation on the derelict (2), A New Expedition to the Ruins (4), Raid the Jackals (3)
Abundances: Courage, Vicious Rumors
Scarcities: Farmland, Ore, Ammunition
Contempt: Fathis Munk (0), chin up everything sucks (0), AJ_Impy (0), Comrade Gorbash (0)

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Summer - Week 7

quote:

Summer is fleeting. Discard the top two cards off the top of the deck and take two actions this week.

Action - Start a Project

There are a lot of vicious rumours going around, and left unchecked they could tear this community apart. But the mangrove sways in the wind without being cast down by it. The refugees and the locals have one strong commonality: A common enemy. So, we twist the rumours to draw us together, focus our ire and hatred outwards towards the other. We take the vicious rumours and scapegoat the Jackals, riling up our people together against the enemy. Who brought the disease? the Jackals! Who attacked our settlements? The Jackals! Who must bear the blame for Nausicaa's death? The Jackals!

Action - Start a discussion

What else have the Jackals done to harm our peoples and sow discord amongst us?



Projects: Establish a mining operation on the derelict (1), A New Expedition to the Ruins (3), Raid the Jackals (2) Use the Rumours to scapegoat the Jackals (1)
Abundances: Courage, Vicious Rumors
Scarcities: Farmland, Ore, Ammunition
Contempt: Fathis Munk (0), chin up everything sucks (0), AJ_Impy (0), Comrade Gorbash (0)

Fathis Munk
Feb 23, 2013

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The Jackals have burned our fields and pillaged our ore pits. Our current economic struggles are their fault.

Comrade Gorbash
Jul 12, 2011

MY PAPER SOLDIERS
FORM A WALL
FIVE PACES THICK AND
TWICE AS TALL


They stole our icons, the symbols of our revered ancestors who watch over our community. We recovered some, but not all of them. The tragedies that have befallen us might have been avoided if that protection had remained.

chin up everything sucks
Jan 29, 2012



They broke our machines and killed many of our trained engineers in the process. Our current engineers know far less than those of a few generations ago. We can repair things, but we cannot replace them when they are beyond repair.

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

All that we have suffered can be traced to the Jackals. It is time we made them suffer in return. We stand united against them.

Comrade Gorbash
Jul 12, 2011

MY PAPER SOLDIERS
FORM A WALL
FIVE PACES THICK AND
TWICE AS TALL


Summer - Week 8

Establish a mining operation on the derelict
The work on the Derelict is complete. The stern has been converted into a safe and defensible, if not yet comfortable, fort, and the miners have begun breaking up the rest of the ship for scrap. The first shipments of usable metal have already begun to arrive.

quote:

Introduce a mystery at the edge of the map.
With the first shipment, the miners also send a shocking report. Another Sentinel was spotted, and a scouting party sent for a closer look discovered that the outer shell has been damaged, revealing a way inside. The interior was dark, and reaching the hole will require climbing equipment, so they returned to the Derelict. The miners are requesting further instructions.

Action - Start a discussion
The news of the new Sentinel raises yet another challenge for the community. Should scouts be sent inside, or do we have enough trouble on our plate as it is?



Projects: A New Expedition to the Ruins (2), Raid the Jackals (1) Use the Rumours to scapegoat the Jackals (0)
Abundances: Courage, Vicious Rumors
Scarcities: Farmland, Ammunition
Contempt: Fathis Munk (0), chin up everything sucks (0), AJ_Impy (0), Comrade Gorbash (0)

AJ_Impy
Jun 17, 2007



Yam Slacker

Use the rumours to scapegoat the Jackals

We are united in a common cause, against our Jackal foe. Stories of their many treacheries have been whispered often enough that all know them by heart, hearts opened to one another and hardened against our enemy. We no longer have an abundance of vicious rumours, for all speak openly of their perfidy. Where there was a risk of internal division, our focus has been turned outwards. It is time to raid them as one people.

Discussion

In due time. A long term exploration after the Jackals have been dealt with. Do not spread ourselves too thin or pass up an opportunity.

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Fathis Munk
Feb 23, 2013

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There is no shortage of enterprising adventurers among us. Send a small party to scout the gutted tower so we may be able to assay its strategic importance.

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