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    59 KB Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:42 No.10051759  
    The Endless Isles.

    A world where the legendary Two-Dagger Torriaeu stole away Death herself, leaving the door to immortality open for any who choose to take the Final Oath.

    A limitless ocean, scattered with islands, archipelagos, and atolls of all sizes and varieties, but no true continents where an ordered nation could set up entirely land-based industry.

    A society where piracy is so common, almost everyone has tried their hand at it once.

    When death is optional, everything of consequence must cross wave, and geography prevents policed trade lanes or true nations with navies from forming, the only way to get things done is to play the Grand Game. Sail the waves, prove stronger and more cunning than the other Deathless cutthroats out there, and buy or seize any cargo needed at whatever islands you control or can trade with... for a hefty cut of the finished product, of course.

    You want to enjoy the rest of eternity? You want excitement and hedonism, wealth and wine and the thrill of a good fight?

    Get out there and take The Oath, pirate!
    Wikipage: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Endless_Isles
    first thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9832207/
    second thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9845296/
    third thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9922370/
    fourth thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/9943059/
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:45 No.10051820
    Sounds like a world where everyone and the environment is chaotically aligned. Not sure if want.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:47 No.10051866
    Cap'n Karl, the Cruel King of Swing
    his men were always free to dance, drink and sing
    yet not one task made it past the flask
    and they were sunk before the spring
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:48 No.10051880
    we thought of this and made a faction called the "crusaders". look here for all the different archetypes:
    it is quite diverse
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:51 No.10051930

    Which means that instead of teenagers being rebellious and chaotic, they act lawful and obedient to be edgy.

    While almost everyone is constantly moving around and partying all the time, the outcastes are settled down in settlements that are actually capable of producing goods and services that are needed for pirates to exist.

    Parents tell horror stories about settlements full of content people.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:52 No.10051948
    Iomandra ripoff
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:52 No.10051963
    Is anyone making a compiled version of this setting? Or will I have to do it?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:56 No.10052024
    what do you mean?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:57 No.10052053

    Of course, all but the largest of islands are incapable of sustaining a lasting settlement, since piracy and the large quantities of trees that must be cut to continuously build new ships strips islands of resources extremely quickly. This results in the world's population being mostly organized into an ever-expanding ring of people, sailing outward from some forgotten centerpoint. Constantly settling new islands, ripping all resources from them, and moving on. Even islands that are large enough for long-term settlement are abandoned as trade possibilities disappear as most of the population keeps on their ever-outward journey.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:57 No.10052059
    explain yourself
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)16:59 No.10052096
    this also why large kingdoms and governments unheard of
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:01 No.10052126
    >Which means that instead of teenagers being rebellious and chaotic, they act lawful and obedient to be edgy.
    trying to picture this made me laugh
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:04 No.10052185

    Of course, new settlements have to be founded SOMEHOW. Aside from long-established families and pseudo-nations that help each other set up somewhat fortified and defended settlements, trying in vain to make a decent living in a world of thieves, new settlements are founded by those 'rebellious teenagers.' They go out with a group of their peers and sail far out ahead of the currently populated ring of islands, establish a colony, and do as best they can. They live like this for several decades before the ring catches up with them, at which point their settlement either becomes a rich port, or is destroyed by pirates, any survivors becoming slaves on pirate ships or turning to piracy themselves.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:11 No.10052315
    that is, of course, if you can get yourself a boat!
    also, there are sea barons who control an bit of turf. Some may delve into politics, making deals with other barons, trade escorts, appealing to the woes of their inhabitants. But these are only sparse and short lived
    most are the closest thing since King Louis to a form of government in the isles.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:13 No.10052361
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    >>trying to picture this made me laugh

    Straightedgers, Christian rockers, and Young Republicans
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:14 No.10052394
    people are so silly
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:16 No.10052433

    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:17 No.10052461
    poor father
    only wanted the best for his son :(
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:22 No.10052525

    It could be worse, his son could have wanted to be one of those horrible Robin Hood type pirates, with all that piracy only to give the loot away to those who didn't earn it through piracy like reasonable folk.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:27 No.10052600
    "you... you ever think there's something more for us... you know... out there? Like a purpose other then being a pirate. something out of the ordinary, something spectacular. I'm not talking about being a reacher, but I dunno... I just feel like being a pirate is right for me, but, hell, what else is there to do? maybe I should settle down, stop seeing the world and have some kids, meet a nice girl. Sometimes... well, anyway, the sun's down, haul in the mainsail for tonight."
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:28 No.10052612
    Settings are not made of code. You don't have to compile them.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:34 No.10052735
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:38 No.10052835
    this thread is hitting off a lot better then the previous ones
    so, what about this ship that danced and drank all day and night?
    if you want to write the story, write it in a moral driven fairy tale way;(semicolon) that would be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:42 No.10052919
    oh, hey
    a thread about one piece!
    there's not allowed to be more then one example of pirates in a given genre so, rip off of >>10051948
    just cause
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:43 No.10052925

    This is... BETTER?

    I just came in here to write what I assumed was satire about a world where cultural norms are flipped around. I assumed the previous threads had people that actually read the 1d4chan pages and knew anything about the setting.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:45 No.10052963
    >Hasn't heard that comiple had a meaning before coding
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:46 No.10052977
    well, it's all better then the previous threads which were centered around me correcting people who didn't feel like reading, but felt it was their duty to tell us we're doing it wrong, arguments over the origin of a song, arguments over >>10052919 and lots of bumping
    not productive at all
    just saying that this thread is starting better, we all know how quickly they can deteriorate.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:57 No.10053202
    well, glad to help
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:58 No.10053221

    I'm primarily interested in knowing the exact manner of immortality used, and how the setting maintains a disproportionate number of pirates.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)17:58 No.10053236

    Before I can really contribute anything serious, I mean.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:05 No.10053349
    Set sail for One Piece!
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:06 No.10053382
    the immortality breaks down like this
    you swear an oath to Torriaeu and when you are killed (though you age indefinitely), you're able to return to your birth place and regrow a body (a painful experience), stopping when you think you've reach a respectable age. You may still reproduce, causing an ever expanding population and need to expand to the fringe for resources. The overwhelming population combined with the sea, need for trade and immortality to those who swear to the crew of a pirate, constantly produces more buccaneers. though there are some who despise the oath and set out hunting pirates, should they come across a boat.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:13 No.10053497
    go away!
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:17 No.10053558
    I'm ok with this
    it could do with some touch up
    but I haven't really read the extent of it
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:17 No.10053568
    That has got to be the stupidest thing I've read today.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:18 No.10053587
    you really are horrible at explaining things
    please stop trying and let GN do it
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:21 No.10053624
    it's really not that bad
    just read the wiki page and it totally makes sense
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:27 No.10053717
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    stop fucking posting
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:29 No.10053763
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    alright, fuck
    how would you explain it then?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:32 No.10053811
    fucking better
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:33 No.10053831
    go ahead then, dick
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:34 No.10053843
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    see what I mean when I say threads deteriorate quickly.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)18:38 No.10053909
    everyone on /tg/ is a complete idiot.
    every. single. one.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:06 No.10054394
    Right, posting some late night writefaggortry, stand by.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:07 No.10054431
    Or I would, but part of my comment isnt allowd to be posted. What gives?

    *goes to check*
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:16 No.10054578
    Eh, bugger it. I cant get it to work, and it's late. Polite sage for lack of content.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:21 No.10054637
    try posting it to the wiki?
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:26 No.10054730
    so, what do you call a the pirate who died for a cause
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:27 No.10054734

    Still around, due to mild OCD. Apparently, it's Kimmo acting up again, so the word filters are being sods. Going up on the wiki now, ill post a link in a second. 'pologies in advance for any typos or grammatical errors.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:27 No.10054740
    a mARRRRRRtyr
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:27 No.10054750
    it's alright, we'll mark it up as dialect
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:28 No.10054763
    that's a horrible joke
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:31 No.10054815


    I've plopped it on the bottom of there due to not wanting to start a new page. It's currently unnamed, because I can't think of one.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:45 No.10055070
    great great story, but you might want to mention the rebirth further into it. It should really be easy to put in without changing anything drastically. a "slain so they could begin the long trek home." here and a "They kill them knowing they come back, kill them over and over until all they do is plead for forgiveness and throw themselves to the keep (assuming you wish to set this in Dead Wind Keep as it would fit well) Also, there was a king named King Louis, whom Louisport was named after, as it was the only port in the core that he could not take.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:50 No.10055149
    I also like what you added with the clerics of order
    I'm just imagining real crusaders, perfect image for the keepers of deadwind, who are rumored to be naught but skeletons.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:53 No.10055207
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:54 No.10055220
    I've noticed that /tg/ doesn't like ellipses
    that may have been your problem
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:56 No.10055262
    Aye, I changed the ellipses but it didnt seem to do anything...

    In any case, thanks for the comments! I'll make some modifications once I've had sleep, tie them in with the crusaders and either Dead Wind Keep or (more likely) Fort Cross.

    For now, 'tis time to sleep -.-
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:56 No.10055269
    plus referring to their mission being to take down kings is a great way to avoid piracy in general being regarded as complete chaotic barbarity.
    I like a lot of things you did here, good job.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:57 No.10055280

    Oh! If anyone does think of a good name for that, feel free to put it in, as I'm rubbish at titles. Polite sage.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)19:59 No.10055324
    yea, just remember to mention that you're in a ship traveling from a small port to fort cross for the new method of cleansing (which he should be really excited for)
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:07 No.10055456
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    I'll think on it, in the mean time, thanks for contributing
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:07 No.10055458
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    Basically, you have a world where:
    a, resources are very limited.
    b, the people that product nothing themselves live forever
    c, 'society' is constantly moving outward, leaving nothing behind in their wake.
    d, when these worthless non-producers die, they return to the middle of this ring of nothing, to return to a land that is most likely already stripped of anything of value and no way to leave.

    Ironically, the terms of your reincarnation would likely mean that any pirate with half a brain goes about securing his birthplace so that when the inevitable happens, he isn't doomed to be marooned forever.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:17 No.10055616
    >a, resources are very limited.
    only certain resources, such as wood, are strained. There is a good number of farmers and fishermen who live in settlements, producing food for pirates or traders when they come to port. The rarity of ships keeps many people landborn and having to produce something.
    >b, the people that product nothing themselves live forever
    The oath is very well known and any man afraid of death can take it, meaning that a farmer who doesn't want to die can swear himself away and continue raising live stock until crusaders visit his home and take him away. The threat of crusaders visiting home towns is great in the core (which relies on agricultural and fishing trade) that many tend to stay away from the oath, but it's not to say that they're not there.
    >c, 'society' is constantly moving outward, leaving nothing behind in their wake.
    With the immortals able to reproduce, they are simply sending their following generations out further while they stay in the core, there is still plenty going on there, where everything is mapped and merchants flock in from the fringe to sell goods to wealthy barons.
    >d, when these worthless non-producers die, they return to the middle of this ring of nothing, to return to a land that is most likely already stripped of anything of value and no way to leave.
    again, it's not stripped down to nothing. Most likely their own village is still there and if they're born in a village that promotes piracy, they will likely find a ship out. If not, they will have to wait for a ship to come by or try and swim/raft to the nearest port. they have a while to try at least.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:17 No.10055632
    also, rum
    the core makes tons and tons of rum
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:18 No.10055651
    also, a pirate cannot choose where he is born.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:26 No.10055780
    that would make a good story, though
    a pirate who thinks about seeing his family and having tons of nostalgia about his home town, but when he gets there, it's charred and destroyed. So he remains a shade forever.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:32 No.10055891
    it'd be like the story of Agamemnon
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:34 No.10055921
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:35 No.10055936
    got home from 10 years of kicking ass in troy to find his wife had been cheating on him and then she killed him with an axe

    well, not exactly the same, but still.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:39 No.10056011
    that's a different moral, but sure
    anyway, I might write it and post it later
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:42 No.10056051
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:42 No.10056066
    I need to make a logo with a naked woman in it
    that will probably get more people in here
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:49 No.10056179
    good luck
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)20:52 No.10056227
    bump for more interest
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:15 No.10056611
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:27 No.10056809
    and a kiss from mary lue wouldn't do us any harm
    oh, a kiss from mary lue just to prove our sailor charm
    yes, a kiss from mary lue shouldn't raise a big alarm
    lest the captain's only daughter send me right back to the farm
    aye, a kiss from mary lue wouldn't do me any harm.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:33 No.10056928
    aaaaaand a drop of nelson's blood!
    dooooo de doo de doo de doo

    great tune
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:43 No.10057103
    so I'll be archiving this thread
    any contributions, worries, trolls, flaming, spam, ect. that anyone has, speak now or hold until the next thread.
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:46 No.10057179
    um... oh look! a one piece rpg, how grand(line)
    I've been waiting for this in between masturbation sessions to hentai
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)21:54 No.10057320
    this made me so angry
    let's just let the thread die
    >> Anonymous 05/25/10(Tue)23:45 No.10059278
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