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The GM
 GM, 8 posts
Fri 10 Sep 2021
at 17:46
IN-GAME THREAD

This is the In-Game thread...

Everyone be sure to post two concepts when you start, and if you want to declare one as your Chosen, don't forget to so declare.
Book
 player, 1 post
Fri 15 Oct 2021
at 05:55
IN-GAME THREAD
''Where is she?!'' Zab mentally questioned, pacing back and forth under him and his sister's self-designated cliff ledge. Enko, his twin, had been several hours having left at sunset it was quite dark and getting colder by the minute, Zab halted his dithering to glare into the immense black outside his shelter.
''Ach! What am I worrying for, she'll be back,'' the young man grumbled, plonking onto the fur heap. Several more minutes passed and Zab's reconsideration of his earlier statement when the sound of scrambling and huffing from below reached Zab's ears.
A skinny and wild-haired looking form which would have been frightening if it was not so familiar, heaved itself up on the ledge, quickly scurrying to sit beside her brother. ''Took you long enough,'' the elder twin mumbled, cautiously eyeing the creature in Enko's lap, not at all appearing to be dead.
''Yeah, yeah, whatever. But check this out!'' Enko thrust her prize into Zab's face, ''what is that?'' grimaced the man, leaning back from the critter as he was not able to see it very well. ''A goat dunce. You kinda see them every day,'' Enko snarked, cradling the bewildered animal to her stomach.
''And why is it alive?'' Zab asked, wondering what the latest shenanigan his sister had come up with. ''I wanna keep her,'' explained the woman, curling around the kid and pulling a skin over the both of them.
''That's food, not a child En,'' Zab sighed, it was way too late for this crap. Enko completely ignored her brother's statement, grabbing his neck and pulling him down on the bed.
''Go to sleep. I need you to fix Vonzo's leg in the morning,'' Enko ordered, moving closer to Zab for warmth and pulling another hide over him. ''Vonzo? She's goat, not Vonzo. That's a human name. And why do you want her fixed? Food is best dead before you eat it,''Zab interrogated, wondering why Enko needed him to fix the goat, seeing as how first, it was food, and second, he showed Enko if you cover something bleeding it seems to make it stop sometimes.
''There's no blood coming out,'' Enko answered as if she had read her brother's mind, ''her leg is the wrong shape after it got stuck between some rocks, so she can't walk. You need to make it the right shape again,'' she said plainly as if it was the easiest thing in the world.
''I can't do that! There's no way you can do that,'' Zab protested, ''whatever! We'll figure it out tomorrow! She doesn't seem to be dying so we can wait!'' Enko barked, rolling over violently.
The siblings ruminated in silence long enough that Zab thought his twin was asleep but Enko's threatening tone told him otherwise. ''It's Vonza, because she's a friend, not food...so don't eat her!'' Enko growled, Zab was too tired to protest any longer, but couldn't comprehend why his sister would want an animal friend.

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The GM
 GM, 15 posts
Fri 15 Oct 2021
at 14:57
IN-GAME THREAD


PLACE: Zab, Enko, and Vonzo the goat kid live in the rocky desert of Ossau.

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PEOPLE: Zab and Enko are part of the Ossain people, who excel at finding sustenance from the wildlife of the desert and its areas of scrub and chaparral.
Book
 player, 2 posts
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 04:45
IN-GAME THREAD
The next morning Enko was perched high on a rock, soaking up the rays and watching her brother struggle with the young goat's small leg. ''There, try that,'' Zab directed Vonzo, gently steadying the doeling as she attempted to walk, this was his fifth variation on how he would wrap bleeds to fix them, in an effort to repair Vonzo's leg.
But nonetheless, the goat immediately toppled over on her unstable leg, Zab sighed and gently laid Vonzo in his sister's lap, giving her some brush they had found earlier in the morning to feed the goat.
The slightly less wild-haired man than his sister gazed intently at Enko's new friend's leg, trying to figure out why his cure-all wouldn't work. Suddenly his face brightened a little, ''what if I gave her a new leg?'' ''how would you do that?'' Enko asked, looking up from the bowl of water she was holding for Vonzo.
''The bone in her moves when it shouldn't, so I'll just put a new one in!'' and he was gone to raid the community bone pile before Enko could protest, having remembered an experience from earlier in the year. A child had been caught in one of the many rockslides that happen, and though he survived, his leg had been mangled badly, leaving a gaping wound. The blood stopped on its own but before anyone knew it, an evil spirit crawled up the boy's leg turning it black and even a bit green, he died quickly.
That's when Zab came up with the idea to try to stop bleeding, he figured it leaving left a space that the spirit moved into, Enko thought otherwise, she believed it was because the leg itself was open to evil. Making her apprehensive about Zab's idea.
He was clambering back on the sun-baked rock a minute later, a handful of different sized goat leg bones in one hand, and pulling his knife from his leather belt with the other. ''No! You don't touch her!'' Enko snarled, enfolding Vonzo with her own body, Zab looked confused for a moment but then sighed, ''is this about that theory of yours?'' ''Yes,'' ''well it's not true it's in the blo-'' ''yes it is true!'' ''No!'' ''Yes!'' A incredibly mature shouting match ensued, causing some of the tribe members to look up from their duties, only to roll their eyes in annoyance.
The twins finally gave up, reconfirming their equal stubbornness yet again, both with a red tinge to the brown skin of their faces. Zab went back to pondering seeing as Enko would not let him near the increasingly confused goat, ''what if you put the leg on the outside?'' ''How would that help?'' Zab questioned, ''give me those,'' Enko took the smallest of the bones as she scooted herself and Vonzo closer.
Soon after and a few more arguments later Vonzo was awkwardly standing with a ring of bones tied to her left hind leg, in a clunky but stabilizing manner. ''You think it'll work,''Enko asked,  ''I have no idea,'' Zab answered honestly as they both watched Vonzo attempt to waddle around with the world's first splint.
The GM
 GM, 17 posts
Sat 16 Oct 2021
at 15:12
Re: IN-GAME THREAD

MAGIC ITEM: THE RUBY EYE: Magic has acted upon one local crystalline structure to make a magic item found on the ground near Zab and Enko, the Ruby Eye. This is a ruby, clear (but red) in the center, almond-shaped, but about the size of a cactus fruit (but a little more flat). It sparkles in the sunlight of its own accord, so either Zab or Enko will be sure to notice it.

The magic in the Ruby Eye is good for just one use: If a sentient human looks at an animal through the Ruby Eye for a second, or at a specific plant for a few seconds, a new sentient people will be created, with the traits of that animal or plant.
Book
 player, 4 posts
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 06:07
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Several months later spring arrived, that is back to the scorching sun and less frostbite at night, as well as a fully healed goat leg, though it seemed she would always have a bit of a catch in it. The warmer weather prompted the twins to set to work on scraping and stretching the hides from their most recent kills, finding the top of a cliff to be the best spot. Full access to the sun and fewer gossiping tribe members.
''You know,'' ''hmm?'' Zab replied lazily, fully aware of how his sister couldn't be quiet for more than a few minutes. ''We should get Vonzo a companion,'' Enko said cooly, Zab's golden eyes snapped up to Enko identical ones, ''excuse me?'' ''I mean I should get her a companion,'' Enko rolled her eyes, ''you know what I meant. Are you crazy? What are you ev-!'' ''Oh look at that!'' the younger woman interrupted, suddenly intent on a cluster of fruiting cacti under a crystalized overhang.
Zab stalked behind her with full intention of setting Enko straight about this ''befriending animals'' thing, when a bright glint in the sand caught his eye. Squatting down he sifted out a large gem of some sort, it looked like a crystal but did not match the brownish-red and white of the overhang's crystals, at first glance it could have been mistaken for a cactus fruit were it not for its intense sparkle.
Zab held it up to the sun, marvelling at how the light made the strange crystal glow, Enko to see what had stopped her brother's rant, several prickly pears stuffed in her mouth and more tucked into her arm. ''Whots at?'' Enko queried through a full mouth, juice running down her chin, ''Swallow,'' Zab sighed before handing the gem to her, to see if she could guess where it came from.
Enko looked through it like her brother had, but instead of at the sun, focused it at the horizon, ''I dunno what this is but it's cool,'' she beamed. Presently Vonzo was having a fit of goat zoomies and ran across Enko's line of sight through the ruby, then something strange happened.
Several tufts of Vonzo's winter hair whisked up into a dust devil that wasn't there before, the whirling intensifying as soon as they were sucked in. Zab and Enko crouched on the ground, bone knives drawn in confusion and startlement to the sudden turn of events.
Before either of them could question the dust devil split and began to take on form, the right forming a great set of horns, exactly like the wild goats that roamed the Ossain's territory, the left one showing much smaller horns. Both their bodies reminded one of a human but with legs of an ibex, as well as horns. And just as quickly as it began, it was over, the two forms unceremoniously dropped onto the hard ground.
The twins blinked at each other speechlessly, then looked down at their strange find, then Enko shoved it into her bag, they had no idea what just happened but there were two strange people who just fell out of a dust cloud because of that crystal.''That was uh...unexpected,''Enko commented, spitting a mouthful of sand out, ''hmm,'' Zab replied shakely, ''quite unexpected.''
The GM
 GM, 19 posts
Sun 17 Oct 2021
at 14:49
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Book:
Several tufts of Vonzo's winter hair whisked up into a dust devil that wasn't there before, the whirling intensifying as soon as they were sucked in. Zab and Enko crouched on the ground, bone knives drawn in confusion and startlement to the sudden turn of events.
Before either of them could question the dust devil split and began to take on form, the right forming a great set of horns, exactly like the wild goats that roamed the Ossain's territory, the left one showing much smaller horns. Both their bodies reminded one of a human but with legs of an ibex, as well as horns. And just as quickly as it began, it was over, the two forms unceremoniously dropped onto the hard ground.
The twins blinked at each other speechlessly, then looked down at their strange find, then Enko shoved it into her bag, they had no idea what just happened but there were two strange people who just fell out of a dust cloud because of that crystal.''That was uh...unexpected,''Enko commented, spitting a mouthful of sand out, ''hmm,'' Zab replied shakely, ''quite unexpected.''


As the days went on, more and more people like the first two showed up, appearing from similar dust clouds around the desert (but mostly not more than an hour's walking from the spot where the first two appeared. They came to be called the Ixen, and all had the horns and horizontal pupils and legs of mountain goats. They all turned out to be quite intelligent, and learned the language of the Ossain people quickly...
Book
 player, 6 posts
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 01:35
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
The hot sun beat down on Enko's exposed back as she bent over to pick up a cactus fruit she dropped, stuffing it into the nearly full leather bag she had slung over her neck. ''Should be enough,'' Enko muttered to herself, deciding the amount of fruit was enough to fool her brother she had gone ''prickle pear picking'' as she liked to call it, honestly surprised Zab bought it.

Looking over her shoulder she noticed Vonzo getting rather affectionate with a young buckling, ''perfect,'' Enko smiled. It had been a week since the Ixens incident  and she had been dying to figure out if it really was the crimson crystal or something else, and to execute her companion acquiring plan. At first Enko was going to steal another kid like she had before, but upon arriving at the cliffs she saw the mother's and their kids, inspiring a thought.

Now all she had to do was let nature take it's course rather than scrape up her knees chasing goats. Settling on a rock in the shade of a cliff to let Vonzo and her admirer finish, Enko carefully took out the glittering crystal and considered it thoughtfully, Zab would kill her if he saw her. Delicatly placing it between her fingers, Enko looked through it once again straight at the sand. Nothing happened.

Half relived, half annoyed she look around some more, careful to avoid the herd of goats, her golden eyes landing on a cactus, taking note she had missed some of the juiciest fruit. Then something happened. Snapping her hands closed around the apparently spirit holding gem, Enko gawked as things began to grow and swell out of the cactus' flesh, plopping on the ground with a small thunk.

About have a dozen beings appeared, bearing the appearance of a human but having the green, plump flesh of cacti, and tiny little thorns sticking out from all angles, and were only about as large as Enko's forearm. ''Well back you go!'' the heavily tanned woman informed the crystal, dropping it back into her back, deciding it was best not to make more competition for food. But that in no way curbed her curiosity about the new creatures.

Leaning down from her perch she got close to the little cactus people, grinning like an idiot. ''Hey,'' Enko chirped, the little people scurried back, understandably frightened by the what seemed large to them human. ''Sorry, uh...well I guess I kinda created you? I don't know either, but that plant you dropped off's fruit is really good. Can get lots of water out of it,'' she began to ramble but stopped as the other beings just stared and blinked at her.

''Right, you won't understand me yet,''Enko sighed, recalling how the Ixen hadn't been ''born'' speaking, but they now understood all the basic phrases and words of the Ossain. Sliding down to sit on the ground Enko wondered how much longer Vonzo would be, hoping to not raise her brother's suspicions.
The GM
 GM, 23 posts
Mon 25 Oct 2021
at 17:48
Re: IN-GAME THREAD
Book:
The hot sun beat down on Enko's exposed back as she bent over to pick up a cactus fruit she dropped, stuffing it into the nearly full leather bag she had slung over her neck. ''Should be enough,'' Enko muttered to herself, deciding the amount of fruit was enough to fool her brother she had gone ''prickle pear picking'' as she liked to call it, honestly surprised Zab bought it.

Looking over her shoulder she noticed Vonzo getting rather affectionate with a young buckling, ''perfect,'' Enko smiled. It had been a week since the Ixens incident  and she had been dying to figure out if it really was the crimson crystal or something else, and to execute her companion acquiring plan. At first Enko was going to steal another kid like she had before, but upon arriving at the cliffs she saw the mother's and their kids, inspiring a thought.

Now all she had to do was let nature take it's course rather than scrape up her knees chasing goats. Settling on a rock in the shade of a cliff to let Vonzo and her admirer finish, Enko carefully took out the glittering crystal and considered it thoughtfully, Zab would kill her if he saw her. Delicatly placing it between her fingers, Enko looked through it once again straight at the sand. Nothing happened.

Half relived, half annoyed she look around some more, careful to avoid the herd of goats, her golden eyes landing on a cactus, taking note she had missed some of the juiciest fruit. Then something happened. Snapping her hands closed around the apparently spirit holding gem, Enko gawked as things began to grow and swell out of the cactus' flesh, plopping on the ground with a small thunk.

About have a dozen beings appeared, bearing the appearance of a human but having the green, plump flesh of cacti, and tiny little thorns sticking out from all angles, and were only about as large as Enko's forearm. ''Well back you go!'' the heavily tanned woman informed the crystal, dropping it back into her back, deciding it was best not to make more competition for food. But that in no way curbed her curiosity about the new creatures.

Leaning down from her perch she got close to the little cactus people, grinning like an idiot. ''Hey,'' Enko chirped, the little people scurried back, understandably frightened by the what seemed large to them human. ''Sorry, uh...well I guess I kinda created you? I don't know either, but that plant you dropped off's fruit is really good. Can get lots of water out of it,'' she began to ramble but stopped as the other beings just stared and blinked at her.

''Right, you won't understand me yet,''Enko sighed, recalling how the Ixen hadn't been ''born'' speaking, but they now understood all the basic phrases and words of the Ossain. Sliding down to sit on the ground Enko wondered how much longer Vonzo would be, hoping to not raise her brother's suspicions.



The new people are The Sabral, the cactus-people.

The small ones are barely a foot high. However, they can grow to be up to 10 feet tall... although they move and speak increasingly slowly if they grow bigger than six feet.

The Ixen start experimenting with doing magic... making fire, attempting to change the weather, with words and ceremonies.

The Sabral do the same, but with a sort of nature magic.

The Ixen try to change the world by understanding the secret rules behind the nature of the world, and using those rules.

The Sabral try to change the world by asking the spirits that they think are secretly in the world to change things for them.