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Subject: The Tales of Oun and Dispar: Two stories, told by one player [SPOILERS] rss

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In the years 117 and 118, in the distant kingdom of Greengully, there was a village named Oun. This is the chronicle of the six lives that founded that village, and all the stories that sprang forth from that village.

The Immortal Forever King elected 6 talented citizens to found a village in these years. On the trip on the magnificent Zeppelin, these six citizens became better acquainted with each other, and discussed their visions for a fine new village.

A youthful man dressed in red, shaven bald with a fiery look in his eyes and strong, tough arms spoke of his ideals first. He talked of industry and adventure. While he certainly appeared to be the strongest of the group, his speech belied the stereotype of the musclebound idiot. This person seemed highly social and was quite concerned with the initial plans of the village. He carried with him a stick and a bag with what he apparently deemed as absolutely necessary supplies. he was self-assured and nearly single minded in his approach, insisting that everyone should discuss their own visions for the future of the village. He said his name was Bo Mason, and he believed the key to a successful village would be everyone cooperating for the good of all.

An elderly fellow with greying hair smiled and spoke of how nice it was that strong hands were coming along, that he would allow his superior experience to take the place of the effort that had fled him with his youth. His name was Napoleon Farand, and he spoke warmly of his grain fields at home that seemed to manage themselves. He took a Laissez-Faire approach to life and living, usually choosing the path that was smoothest for his sore feet. But he was a shrewd businessman, always finding the top dollar for his high quality grains.

Chiming in, a lady wearing a bandana and work apron said how good it would be to work new land again. Her name was Kai Wovoka, and she talked about how making the land itself prosper would bring wealth and harmony to the entire village. She seemed confident that striking a balance with nature would pay dividends, and she talked about the importance of self-reliance and independence.

An elder lady with her hair tied back showed her agreement with the idea of independence, but she argued that much could be done with a little technology and ingenuity. Her name was Accia Ricamo, and her clothes were covered in beautiful needlework. She waxed about the value of tools and simple machines, and how a simple injection of new technology might bring about great positive change to the village, in the form of wealth and progress.


A prim man, wearing a shiny gold medal, cautioned to remember this expedition was funded by the Eternal City, and to not forget debts where they were owed. His name was Tomi Murasaki. He stressed his focus on establishing meaningful trade with the Forever City as quickly as possible to improve relations with the city and the Forever King. The others nodded in general agreement - to forget King and Country would be foolhardy.

Finally, in the corner sat a grumpy-looking lady who only spoke when at last questioned by Bo. She said her name was Meitan Bei, and she clearly wished to be left to her own devices - she was nowhere near as social as the others. When Bo asked of her plans, she said simply "villages need fuel. I can provide that." She was dressed for inclement weather, with well-fitted shoes, and her hands were covered in callouses. At her neck hung a silver brooch - a memory of someone lost.

After a few more moments of discussion, they agreed to call each other Bo, Leon, Kai, Accia, Tomi, and Mei.
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Nicely put! I wouldn't say the black charter's character is grumpy, but I understand and support creative license!

 
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As the sun set on the first day, the six stepped off the Zeppelin, surrounded by guards... many unusual and mysterious crates were unpacked all about them. Together, they were permitted to pry open the "Scriptorium" crate which contained a dazzling array of wealth, supplies... and the legendary stone, the fulcrum of a fledgling village, the Charterstone itself, which was hauled by all six of them to the center of the town.

They decided together to make an appealing, healthy and successful village - and each found a crate of supplies had been sent just for them, to start up their own personal speciality.

Napoleon found some starter seeds and farming tools for planting fields. Kai was given forestry gear, and Mei, tools related to coal mining. Accia found metallurgy tools in her crate, and Bo's contained the basics of masonry. Tomi's contained a few special pumpkin seeds and some elegant stakes and liquid fertilizers. Each had just what they needed to get started.

Tomi and Napoleon both chose to set up fields just outside the town's borders; Napoleon so he wouldn't have to walk quite so far, Tomi so that all could see his prized regional pumpkins and their worth. The other four, more industry-minded, chose sites far from the town borders so that the landscape would not be cluttered by the mess of industry.
 
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Bo was a highly social and political person; his first motivation was to exert as much influence as possible and position himself in a "mayoral" way. Being a bit of a traditionalist, he seemed to be a sucker for doing things proper, and didn't harbor resentment over a bit of competition. That said, he was a genuinely kind and wonderful person who would do things just to make others happy.

[Most total influence -> Making the obvious choice -> Competitive/Reputation oriented -> Nice for no reason at all]


Napoleon knew his craft in and out, but he was getting on in years. He wanted to take a very hands-off approach to running his charter as much as possible. Past that he would often try to get help in doing even the most menial tasks. Not much escaped his scrutinous eye in terms of efficiency, though. All things considered, Napoleon had a deft eye for quality.

[Automated gains -> Getting help -> Setting up Combos -> Quality production]


Tomi's first concern was trade and commerce above all else. Beyond that, his reputation mattered a great deal to him. He had an affinity for gold and coinage that others possibly lacked. Tomi was open minded, and would consider unusual or outlandish opportunities that others had left behind.

[Trade and Commerce -> Reputation -> Coinage -> Discarded opportunities]


Kai was very labor oriented. She wanted to get producing, and fast. She would take whatever steps necessary to ensure she had everything she needed. She would focus on her sense of community and environment when she wanted for guidance.

[Production -> self reliance -> Community -> Environment?]


Accia had a mind of metal, and a mettle of mindfulness. She loved progress and industry in all its forms, and sought its highest shapes. She was an empire builder, a toolmaker, and a forward thinker. Like Napoleon, the efficient answer rarely escaped her.

[Builder -> Progressive -> Toolmaker -> Efficient]


Mei sought solitude, but she was a shrewd business woman. She would do whatever it took to handle it all herself, but she planned to bring the entire village into prosperity in her own way. While brusque, Mei was perhaps the least confrontational of all the founders, quickly acquiescing to the needs of others.

[Solo effort -> Strong business -> Self-reliance -> Non-confrontational]

The trials of founding a village would change all of them, some in ways they never expected.
 
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