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Post  Brendanan on Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:21 am

I didn't know which section to put this in, but since it's not directly related to the city, and more just a background thing, it can go here.

Basically, this is where you can write up some journals or diary entries related in some way to the city, or create some history, stories of epic battles, the origin of the dwarves... anything you want... I might write something up later

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Post  Supacreator on Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:19 pm

I'll think of some stuff in my spare time
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Post  Brendanan on Wed Aug 01, 2012 4:53 am

Awesome Wink

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Post  Bran2939 on Sat Jan 12, 2013 5:20 am

Idunno if I publicized this idea but I was thinking everyone having their own book+quill and then having certain days per month or something to share? XD Like a book journal club, for dwarves..

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Post  Brendanan on Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:29 pm

Yes you did... and then snate suggested that we date it using the dwarf fortress calendar

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Post  Dr. Steel on Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:39 pm

Which I do when I log on, so far I have ONE entry!!!!1!

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Post  Bran2939 on Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:20 pm

Does anyone actually still do this/has anyone started?

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Post  sret on Wed Apr 03, 2013 9:07 am

I don't think anyone has had time and it hasn't been prioritized either.

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Post  Bran2939 on Wed Apr 03, 2013 4:20 pm

Yeah, glad to know I wasn't the only one not doing it. pirat

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Post  Brendanan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:50 am

Alright guys, I feel like doing some writing, so I'm going to do some journal entries on the construction of the city...

Now, my old history of the dwarves was rather dodgy and uninspiring, so I was thinking of changing it...

Are we: elites of the dwarven civilisation who left the main home, or are we survivors of a major disaster that destroyed the previous city and wiped out the majority of the dwarves?

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Post  sret on Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:55 am

Or are we both? Survivors often survive for a reason Wink

I like both options really, there's just something really cool about survivors. Elites who left the main home sounds a bit... snobby, but if you can find a good story to justify it then it could work. I suppose the downside with the survivor idea is that it's rather gloom, not that that's necessarily a bad thing...

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Post  Brendanan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:59 am

For the leaving, I'm thinking that perhaps we were adventurous dwarves, looking for an escape from the monotonous lives that we had, and seeking gold and glory

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Post  sret on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:00 am

Adventurous, I like that. And we managed to create something much better than the original home

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Post  spectrumwars on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:01 am

Adventurous middle-class dwarves who left to become the elites at a new settlement?
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Post  sret on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:03 am

Middle-class? Do dwarves even have hierarchies like that?

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Post  Brendanan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:20 am

Well, maybe not classified as middle class, but nothing spectacular... They make a living mining and working metal, but they're not the best... Then leave the main city to become something more...

Or... Elites that, say, were out of the city dealing with some problem, and came back to find the city in ruins

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Post  sret on Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:24 am

Not that they wouldn't still have to do that too =P


That sounds like a cheap way to combine elites with survivors...

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Post  spectrumwars on Sun Apr 07, 2013 5:17 am

sret wrote:Middle-class? Do dwarves even have hierarchies like that?

If they got elites, they got non-elites and not-quite-elites.

But maybe we should stick with the "survivors of a disaster" angle. Zombies ate our old city, and constantly threaten to overwhelm our new one, but that's why we light everything well (ha!) and fortify our lone entrance.
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Post  sret on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:39 am

I didn't think he meant literally when he said elite, but I get your point.

Survivors because of the zombies and other vile creatures could make sense given the constant threat they pose, although I'm not sure if zombies attacking dwarves would sound right in a story. It is however reality in Minecraft so why not I guess

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Post  Supacreator on Sun Apr 07, 2013 6:40 am

How about a dwarf fortress type story. We left to make another settlement for our great civilization that would become a major city and empower the great dwarven empire.
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Post  Brendanan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:14 am

That was my next suggestion... I think it's probably the best idea too Smile I'll start writing, and get the first journal entry going

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Post  Brendanan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:38 am

I couldn't decide between disaster survivors, and new dwarf fortress story, so I flipped a coin. I'm currently writing it as the dwarf fortress version, but it's easy enough to change it if it's the preferred option

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Post  Supacreator on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:39 am

Brendanan wrote:That was my next suggestion... I think it's probably the best idea too Smile I'll start writing, and get the first journal entry going

Perhaps multiple people can write a first entry and whichever is most popular can be the official start
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Post  Brendanan on Sun Apr 07, 2013 7:40 am

That works too Smile But you know, since this thread has been up for how long and nothing has been written yet :p But if others want to get writing... well... I'm sure at least half of you are better story writers than me

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Post  Bran2939 on Sun Apr 07, 2013 12:40 pm

I'll post one up on here later
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We have ventured far and wide for many generations, from what was our once sacred land, the Nether, a paradise stretching for many miles, in the deepest caverns of the world...Sparkling waters flowed from mighty waterfalls, and vast oceans spread amist the floating lands of our former kingdom. And we built. We built far and grand, and formed the greatest structures known to the civilisations of the world. We truly had sanctuary there, it was the safest place in all the lands, and people would come from far and wide to live in our glorious haven.

But then the unthinkable happened. What we never even knew possible, the possibilities we had rashly threw aside. It was as if something more dreadful and dark than hells wrath itself opened up its doors on us. Our purest of homes and hearts, and most noble of soul... All moral was plucked from our once holy people. Rumbling, ground shattering tremors rocked the caverns, and hellish screeches echoed as if the walls were grinding..

Our great green grass-like moss which had covered our fields had turned to neverextinguishing rock, ignited by the fires caused when our water turned to lava..Our mighty sands absorbed the very souls of those who were consumed in them, and became cursed. Our cities fell. Our kingdom fell. Our armies, our dormant armies which we never even had the consideration of having to use for many millenia, fell. And they fell to the taint of this darkness which had spread. Nightmarish monsters appeared, and our citadels and caverns were lost, the very caverns we forged for generations. Even the most mighty of kings, fell to this evil, and they became deadly and twisted, and were unrecognisable, known as Withers.

And so we travelled, what was left of us, we did indeed. For years we fled along the surface, some of us chose to make home and set up villages, however we, we were destined to rebuild our lives. Only when we were what seemed worlds away from our desolated land, would we dig down into the earth and create a new greatness. And we found something, something most strange indeed. A portal. Some brave souls ventured in, and found, spread vastly across this land, more portals which led back to the surface of the world. We recognised this land, this ancient land, it was the Nether. We destroyed the portal we had found, and after much consideration, decided to recreate one in our new city, so that we could gain some territory back in this decietful place and collect valuable resources that were unique to our land.

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