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With some hesitation we start at the beginning.

The alarm screams to life as the Emperor of Mankind rushes to his most precious project. Malcador, somewhat younger than most would see him rushes to his friends side as they witnesses his Primarchs, start to be whisked away by the warp. The containers each destined for a different location by machinations of the dark gods of the warp, angered by the Emperor of Mankind and his plans. The Emperor reaches out against the warp desperate with Malcador assisting to hold them back, as Erda, the mother, misguided in her bizarre machinations tries to give her sons a different life.

As this titanic struggle occurs for the fate of mankind itself, the pods begin to take their dark flight through the Immaterium. Several sailing in different directions, guided as some corrections are made last minute. Then one pod seems to be knocked astray. As this happens a pod marked XI is reached out to. It is moved by something from not yet to be, yet something that is real. “Maybe this time, things can be different after all.” A voice like thunder says in a gentle tone. “Go. Find Glory. My Son.” As a golden hand guides the pod a different way far off course.

The pod goes towards a different system the thundering voice cheers triumphantly as the pod moves, glowing in bright gold as it’s sigils seem to echo in space about it. This time. Maybe this time. Before it was different. Now things could go, perhaps as they should have.
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I give you a choice

Where do you want this pod to crash.

I want this to be done well, so I am willing to give more details on each planet listed besides what is already available.

> De’lormosa
Classification: Feudal World/Ocean World/Waste World
The planet of Delomosa is a vast blue fresh water ocean. While the ocean flourishes with life the only thing resembling dry land are very small islands, and long stretches of shoals, with the rest of the planet being open ocean. Life here either survives on the shoals, the islands, or on large boat cities and rafts. Other sentient worlds in the system dump their garbage and waste on to this planet leaving some artifical islands of waste that are shifting and churning. Civilization at it’s peak is a mostly feudal society of roving pirates who fight over territory and the wastes that the other planets leave. Beneath the waves giant sea monsters run wild, as well as other creatures. Rumors of an advanced underwater hive city persist in some circles but so do rumors of mermaids. Culture varies regionally, but the people are hot tempered, decisive and intuitive.

> Hershk:
Classification: Tomb World/Dead World
Tomb Status: unknown.
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A world of shadows, flames, alkaline salt flats, fire storms and annual radioactive and electric hurricanes. Very little life is found outside ruins, mountain forts, and ornate tunnel systems. Life is extremely brutal, short and tribal as techno barbarians and darker entities roam the wastelands. The various natural forms of life here are all extremely dangerous. There are rumors of Necrons stalking parts of the planets waste as well as forbidden caches of technology in great vaults and complexes, as well as darker things hidden in the ground. The humans here are all grim, intelligent, and strong. Cultural inspirations are Mesopotamian and Assyrian.

>Colomivar:
Classification: Jungle World/Frontier World
A planet with vast continental jungles filled with exceptionally deadly wildlife and fauna, high mountains and volcanoes, dangerous and even boiling rivers. The oceans are small with various islands but run deep in pockets. Civilization is markedly different, with some civilized cities are present they are in a very small minority as most life is tribal. This divide is marked by wealth and technology. Rumors swirl of a xenos civilization and monsters in the deepest depths of the oceans, as well as other whispers of giant humans whom dwell in the mountains. The Humans are determined, resourceful, creative and hardy. Cultural inspirations are Polynesian, South American and Native American influences.

Cont-
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Togyo Angla :
Clasification: Civilized world.
A world with a population of 10 billion humans, with great technical cities and is in a process of building it’s first hive. There is great political instability, as well as disparity between much of the population and a growing wealth gap. The planet is being struggled for in terraforming and government competition and activity means progress is made in a combination of slow then fast leaps. Unknown to most of the population the ruling class is not human, and it keeps the human population inline in a life that most of the population experiences as near poverty, poverty and slavery. There are savage and powerful fauna and disturbing flora in various locations. The population itself varies from tribal in some pockets to feudal, to very civilized. The humans vary in culture from location to location as well as their attitude. The planet is always on the cusp of space travel and some think that life has been here longer than said.
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>>4666451
> De’lormosa
MOARI PRIMARCH

LETS FUCKING GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>4666453
Togyo Angla
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>>4666451
The planet of Delomosa is a vast blue fresh water ocean. While the ocean flourishes with life the only thing resembling dry land are very small islands, and long stretches of shoals, with the rest of the planet being open ocean. Life here either survives on the shoals, the islands, or on large boat cities and rafts. Other sentient worlds in the system dump their garbage and waste on to this planet leaving some artifical islands of waste that are shifting and churning. Civilization at it’s peak is a mostly feudal society of roving pirates who fight over territory and the wastes that the other planets leave. Beneath the waves giant sea monsters run wild, as well as other creatures. Rumors of an advanced underwater hive city persist in some circles but so do rumors of mermaids. Culture varies regionally, but the people are hot tempered, decisive and intuitive.

Tropical Primarch, we could use one of those.
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>>4666506
It wasn't too on the nose was it?
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>>4666525
Of course not qm I'm just hyper autistic and that's what I was hoping it'd be
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>>4666527
>>4666506
Sorry post id changed
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>>4666442
>> De’lormosa
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>>4666451
>De’lormosa
Let's be a pirate primarch
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>>4666451
> Hershk
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>>4666451
>Hershk:
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I am going to wait longer for some more votes, but if you need any clarification its fine.

So far

Togyo Angla:1
Hershk: 2
De'lormosa:4

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Honestly kinda surprised nobody wants colomivar
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>>4666569
I wanted but you can't choose 2 and between tomb world with interesting technologies and frontier, I would pick technologies
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>>4666569
I would say that all your options are likeable and well written, it's like you're in candy shop, you pick what you can :) But it seems medieval world wins again, eh, cliché.
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>>4666579
Feudal doesn't always mean Medieval.
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>>4666451
> Hershk
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Hmmm... It looks like De'lormosa but a few want Hershk.

To help assist with this I am going to outline a bit.

1. De'lormosa:
Has varied tech due to regular dumping of waste from [REDACTED]. Where you land here will mostly determine the tech level you would have access to. While the tech level varies, so does the weather. It depends on what climate band you land in, which would be determined by your selection. It could be closer to an Antarctic summer than one in Hawaii. The tech is also as varied. You could have Dark Ages to Dark Age of technology depending on what you do.

2. Hershk:
Has straight up dark age of technology golden age of man technology in it. However, while there may be a lot of tech there, the planet is constantly morphing from how deadly the weather is. I did as much research as possible to see how hellish I could make a 40k world while still making it theoretically habitable. However, there is lots of opportunity for tech here to be found as you will need it just to survive on the hell hole.
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And the other two, incase things radically shift while I go for a walk and then to the Gym

3. Colomivar:
This planet has not much climate variation. It's going to be either up to 45c in some deserts or down to -1c. The tech is going to be very disparate with the top end probably being at best industrial revolution and average tech bronze age.

4. Togyo Angla;
I am going to make this real simple. Copy Paste earths climate, weather and technology- then assume that theories about alien tech being hidden by governments are true. Then you will have Togyo Angla. So civilized tech with some Mankinds golden age tech potentially up for grabs.
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>>4666442
>> De’lormosa
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>>4666451
>Hershk
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>>4666451
>> De’lormosa
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>>4666451
>Hershk
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My walk was satisfying. My gym time will come later.

De'lormosa: 6
Hershk:5
Togyo Angla:1

Total votes: 12
Winner: De'lormosa

That being said, a lot of people were wanting Hershk, so I will try to accommodate a little bit of what I can when I can, it may make this more interesting! I am quite surprised with this take.
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Your pod sails through an irradiated outer cloud past a gas giant and several freighter star fleets. The speed and size of your pod leaves you ignored largely by those nearby. You had towards the fourth planet of this system, De'lormosa. A far different place from your original heading. It appears as a blue marble specked with tiny spots of green, white, tan and red. There is a large hurricane forming that can be spied from your pod. As well as small icy regions, great tropical shoals some with volcanos, small islands, a great chain of islands and one great island to the south.

Your pod approaches faster towards the planet, and cannot escape the gravity.

>Crash near the hurricane/near chain of islands
>Crash near the large the large shoal with one mighty island
>Crash near the largest island
>Crash near the icy region
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>>4666767
>>Crash near the largest island
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Are/Were all the Primarchs landed on their homeworlds at the same time or what? Because if we landed say a decade before Big E comes it won't matter much
>Hershk
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>>4666771
Fucking captcha taking so long
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>>4666767
>>Crash near the largest island
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>>4666767
>>Crash near the largest island
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>>4666771

Lore wise- the Primarch of the eleventh was one of the last discovered. However things are slightly different. There will be enough time for it to matter- but it may not take that long. So theoretically think more middle of the road.

Or if enough are interested- I was going to call for a vote to roll for when the primarch is found.
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>>4666767
>Hurricane

Lets take the exciting option!
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>>4666767
>Crash near the icy region
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>>4666767
>>4666785
>Crash near the hurricane/near chain of islands
actually let me switch to this
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>>4666767
>>Crash near the hurricane/near chain of islands
fuck it, changing to this
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>>4666767
>Crash near the hurricane/near chain of islands
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>>4666767
>crash near the Hurricane
MAUI QUEST GOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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>>4666767
>Crash near the hurricane/near chain of islands
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>>4666767
>Crash near the largest island
Surfs up brah
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It looks like we are crashing into the eye of a hurricane near the largest island.

Will start when I get back.
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So Storm Riders for our Legion name?
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>>4666962
no names yet anon we gotta get a feel for how we do business and the local culture
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>>4666962
Slow yer roll there, buckaroo.
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So pirate primarch?
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>>4666767
I was born in a crossfire hurricane
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https://youtu.be/OJniq9KuDAQ
Fitting song.

Glad you're running, been waiting for this quest
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god damn the suspense is killing me
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>>4667208
i'm thinking more
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9fvMQ04is4&ab_channel=LaFamigliaDoorsiana
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Sorry for the wait we had an emergency call in at work.

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"If you had told me he had crashed into his planet in the midst of a hurricane I would have said that it would figure"
REDACTED
Record of the Great Crusade
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When the pod of the XIth primarch came to grace De'lormosa it was in the middle of a Hurricane the likes of which the planet had not seen in over a century. Tales would be told of this encounter. No doubt some would be somewhat fabricated.

Sometimes though the truth is stranger than fiction.

Upon entering the atmosphere the Pod was struck multiple times by the rad enhanced lightning of the planet. The Life keeping Pod designed by the emperor stronger than the lightning storm, traveling at absurd speeds breaking the sound barrier and creating a gapping hole a second eye through the hurricane caused by localized phenomena.

The locals at the time saw it as ominous.

The island chain nearby was being supplied by a friendly trading ship at the time and the first person to see the pod was on the deck manning the wheel.

One could see the green glow of ghost fire across the streaking meteor and the wind suddenly changed directions for the briefest of moments-- or so it was claimed by the captain of the ship, also on deck.

The pod, partially due to design and angle of approach skipped like a rock losing momentum and tumbled towards shore only coming to rest in the sand of an outlier island, the farthest key.

The tribal chief of the nearby Island felt that it was a sign that needed to be investigated and hopped in his dug out canoe with brother to investigate.

The captain of the boat unable to sail closer due to the terrible weather and the size of his ship that would be unable to negotiate the reef, spied it. Seeing what was going on, he and the quartermaster took an excursion dingy to go see what crashed, hoping for potential treasure and not trash from the stars.

To this day, there is still argument about who arrived first. Only the primarch could actually know for sure.

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> The Chief arrives first with his brother
> The Captain arrives first with his quartermaster
> They arrived at the same time

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Some say the lightning that touched the pod explains a lot about the Primarch of the XI

Why (Choose 1)

> Because he was a null, his spark taken from him in exchange for survival
> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
> Because of his stormy personality and his ability to strike like lightning incarnate like his father the emperor

> Write in
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>>4667361
> They arrived at the same time
> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
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>>4667361
>> The Chief arrives first with his brother
>> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
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>The Chief arrives first with his brother
>Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
Trickster time
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>>4667361
>> The Captain arrives first with his quartermaster
>> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
Being a null doesn't seem quite right. Void combat and anti-daemon are too unrelated to both potentially specialize in down the line.
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>>4667381
support
>metal band music intensifies.crusade
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I will return in the morning and we shall vote then,.
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>>4667361
> The Chief arrives first with his brother
> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
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>>4667361
> They arrived at the same time
> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
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>>4667361
> They arrived at the same time
> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
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>>4667361
>> They arrived at the same time
>> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
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>>4667361
>Same time
>Electricity

BIO-ELECTRICITY PSYKER LETS GOOOOOOOO
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>>4667361
>>4667381
>>4667385
>>4667389
>>4667396
>>4667548
>>4667623
>>4667652
>>4667684
>>4667688
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-fSwhNk7sdY
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>>4667361
from the looks of it we'll probably be Maori Pirate which I am okay with, I think it'd be pretty badass.
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>>4667361
>> They arrived at the same time
>> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
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>> They arrived at the same time
>> Because electricity never harmed him, and he could channel it through him
https://youtu.be/VcByktP-mdE
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Good Morning!
>>4667695
Thanks terry that woke up me perfectly.

>Same Time
7
> Chief and Brother
3
> Captain and Quartermaster
1
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The storm quieted a bit as the two arrived on the island at the same time, though depending on who you ask you'd here multiple conflicting reports.

When Captain Jero Avidulla arrived he hailed the chief warmly as a friend. They both had done business before, and whenever the captain would go upon the account, he would exclude any raiding from the chiefs island and always offer the chiefs men to join up on the account- as the chiefs men were strong and mighty warriors who were perfect at operating any vessel on the ocean.

Chief Ravi Kahnalaho hugged his friend. Ravi knew the captain always traded at a fair rate, and had always warned Ravi of any sea monsters if his men were willing to go a hunting.

"We saw the thing come down from the boat Ravi, any idea what it might be?" The captain said kicking the pod, accidentally changing the course of the blue planet. Ravi looked inside the thing

"Ya Jero it's a kid! Look!" Ravi said pointing to child. The world of De'lormosa had outsiders on it. While most of the population was born on De'lormosa, some were marooned. Jero's father was one of these and he had the green eyes of his father but the look of the natives. The child, had eyes like the crystal blue of the island something none of the assembled men had seen. The childs skin was like theres.

"This kid, came from out there? Them Outsiders, they gettin rid of babies now? They worse than the sea monsters!" Jero said spitting off to the side.

"This I guess his crib. Looks like something your guys would know how to use Jero."
Ravi said. Jero's eyes narrowed as if he had found treasure, then stopped.

"Nah Ravi. Laws and Code mate. It came with him, so it's his. My ship is no place for a child of that size. If he wants to join us after his name day send me a bird and I will happily take him on though. This child has got some touch of destiny. I can smell it in the wind." Jero said and his quartermaster laugh.

"That's the beached whale over yonder Jero." Quartermaster Johan said

"The slavers may come before you get back around though Jero. We have won our every last defense against them, but what if we don't get so lucky? What would they do with a kid like this and a pod like this? He may actually be better in your hands." Ravi said.

"Ravi don't get down on yourself, I know you lost your daughter to a raid once, but it don't mean it will happen again." The Chiefs brother Kai said.

"I may have a solution." The island had a hermit. A Shaman.

"Old man you almost got yourself gored by my spear." The Quartermaster said.

"The child is important. You both arrived together. So you shall share the child together like a family."

> Captain Jero gets custody first
> Chief Ravi gets Custody First.
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>>4667916
>Chief

A child growing strong as a warrior true, hopping onto the seas to make his fortune before returning at the turn of the 11th hour to case the slavers into the deep?
I can dig it.
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>>4667906
>>4667325
>>4667208
Also thanks lads for all the rock. It's good for getting up and ready to go for all I must do today.

>Immunity to and control/channeling of electricity
Unanimous

I am excited this path was chosen. This is going to be a joy to write.
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> Chief Ravi gets Custody First.
I'm liking the Chief, and later we can join the Captain.

Maybe even work to get their lines to merge in the decades to come and leave the planet in their descendants' care.
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>>4667916
> Chief Ravi gets Custody First.
I guess the captain can come and teach us various things from time to time.
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>>4667916
> Chief Ravi gets Custody First.
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>>4667916
> Chief Ravi gets Custody First.
Grow as a warrior and then become a sailor.
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>>4667927
I'm curious to see if that power eventually evolves to something like control of machines/technopathy with enough experience and finesse. That would be interesting. Imagine the looks on people like the Adeptus Mechanicus and the Iron Hands.
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>>4667948
So like Misaka from Railgun?
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>>4667951
Haven't seen that one, but basically the more experience we get with this power, the more we can do with machines. So starting with simple electricity control, then understanding how machines work from touching them, then finally being able to control them by thought alone. Something like that.
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>>4667951
Here's Electro's powers. They're something similar(only without the brain control and turn into lightning parts):
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electro_(Marvel_Comics)#Powers_and_abilities
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>>4667916
> Chief Ravi gets Custody First.
Hug both of them upon jumping out of the pod.
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I hope we learn about mana.
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>>4667916
>>4667927
Oh yeah are you familiar with the “big man” political system? It seems pretty common among islanders in the Pacific.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_man_(anthropology)
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>>4667967
>11th Primarch:"With a wave of my finger, and a flick of my dick, one zap from me will kill you quick! So get on your knees to suck and blow! But not right now I got to go!"
>"Leman: I hate when he rhymes."
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>>4667916
>> Captain Jero gets custody first
lets go sailing
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>>4668016
have my (you). nice.
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>>4668013
I believe that you should know what you are writing about, so I researched a lot of this stuff before hand. For each different planet, I researched a lot of stuff. This one oddly I did the second most research next to Hershk.
>>4668016
Trolling Leman
is there any primarch that actually did that? I am seriously asking because I have done a lot of reading of 40k lore and I am weak on the wolves.
>>4667948
It depends on how it's wielded. A good welder used for fixing up a tank can turn into the very flamethrower used to destroy it.

Gonna give a little bit more time but it is looking the chief goes first.

>>4667984
Who knows?
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>Chief First

"Old man- who are you?" Chief Ravi asks the old hermit as Captain Jero gives a sideways glance.

"You the big man. You'll figure it out. Been a long time since anyone come to my island. Never seen it get hit by this before." The old man says attempting to pull out the child. "He's a biggun. He gonna be big man someday. I can feel the Mana flowin through him."

"Ya. He is. Looks like he'll be big and strong before you know it. Ravi. Your a good friend. You had a daughter. You always wanted a son. Maybe this is something greater. Give and Take. You raise him first like your tribe does. When name day comes, I take him out to the ocean, teach him it's ways then bring him back. Make you proud, and probably make you really rich." Captain Jero says.

"Why you gift this Jero?" Ravi asks.

"You save my life once Ravi. I was not there to save your daughter, but mayhap I can give you this gift to get a son." Jero says.

"You aint sleepin with my wife Jero. I met her first." Ravi says with a semi serious look which Jero answers back with a stern look. The pair laugh.

"I take this deal old man." Ravi Says.

"I do as well." Jero says.

"Good. Now take this big metal thing an this big lad and get offa my island." The old man says walking off.

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Chief Ravi went home to his wife Tia and explained to her what happened, she only had one question after seeing the boy

"Ravi my love, what do he call him"

> Alika
> Keahilani
> Anewa
> Harata
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>>4668149
Forgot that write in is an option
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>>4668149
> Alika
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>>4668149
> Keahilani
This one rolls off the tongue better for me
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>>4668149
>Keahilani
Part of me wants to give him the name of one of the Bionicles, but that would be silly.
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>>4668149
Huh. I'm not used to seeing names like these in fiction but if have to pick one:
> Alika
>>4668152
Don't really know pacific tribes names and suddenly I'm dreading the time we find some Hawaiian-like names. They really have some of the longest words in any language.
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>>4668149
Harata. it has POWER
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>>4668149
>>write in
Kolinaisi
it's a Polynesian name meaning 'storm' and we came down through a hurricane
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>>4668165
Okay switching to support this
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>>4668165
I'll switch my vote, it sounds nicer.
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Names so far have either been Hawaiian, Polynesian, or Maori so far.
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>>4668149
I'm voting Kai. I think that means ocean in Hawaiian.
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>>4668165
Cool. I’ll support this.
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>>4668165
>Kolinaisi Harata
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>>4668185
One name for now. More later.
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>>4668149
>write in
>Tupuhi
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>>4668165
Support.
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>>4668149
Harata
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>>4668165
Support
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Quick Tally
> Kolinaisi
6
> Keahilani
2
> Alika
2
> Harata
2
>Tupuhi
1 (sorry dude, I thought it sounded cool.)
> Kai
1 (It means other things too.)


6 out of 13 total. Maybe when second name day comes we will put some of these options back in the hat.
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"I know a good name. I am gonna call him Kolinaisi"

"Like the storm he rode in on. Great." Tia says with an eye roll and a chuckle. "He's gonna be a trouble maker just like you Ravi." She calls out as Ravi strides to the edge of the tent, the storm wearing down.

"Don't forget you married this troublemaker!" Ravi says back

"Don't remind me!" She says coming up and putting her arms around his back.

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"One of the most absurd thing about the primarchs, was the uniformity in that most of them didn't have a decent upbringing any a few didn't even have parents. Many were used by others. The Eleventh? He was in a loving home, with a loving family and a loving community. But that didn't mean his childhood was any less fierce."
[REDACTED] to remembrancer
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How does Kolinaisi spend his time in his early childhood before he performs the many rites and tests he needs to be not only a man, but clear heir to the chief.

Pick two- the ones with the most votes will be chosen
> Hunts the monsters that lurk to close to shore
> Caring for the elders, helping the Shaman on the far island and Half Mad Har'ii over on the near island
> Learning from your pod and others, trying to help improve the village how you can
> Swimming to deep depths off the island and seeing what wrecks lie nearby
> Testing the limits of your strength and speed, becoming an athlete
> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man
> Scrapping and salvaging any junk that floats ashore

And Pick two from here for "Fun"
> Surfing
> Fighting
> Hunting
> Boating
> Stargazing
> Reading
> Wood Carving
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>>4668420
> Scrapping and salvaging any junk that floats ashore
> Swimming to deep depths off the island and seeing what wrecks lie nearby

> Boating
> Surfing

Hear me out lads, Jet surfboard, its even cooler than a jet bike
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> Learning from your pod and others, trying to help improve the village how you can
> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man
> Stargazing
> Boating
We shall be the Naval Primarch
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>>4668420
>Caring for the elder and shaman.
We are the storm speaker and mystic man!
>Swimming to the deep depths where the monsters lurk.
I see no reason to not kill the monsters near the shore as we intrude on their domain.

>Boating
>Star gazing
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>>4668420
>>4668420
>> Swimming to deep depths off the island and seeing what wrecks lie nearby
>> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man
>> Surfing
>> Stargazing
Stargazing will be very important for navigating on the open ocean
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>>4668420
>>> Swimming to deep depths off the island and seeing what wrecks lie nearby
>>> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man
>>> Surfing
>>> Stargazing
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>>4668420
> Learning from your pod and others, trying to help improve the village how you can
> Swimming to deep depths off the island and seeing what wrecks lie nearby
Possibly hunting the monsters at the same time. We may find some interesting things.
> Fighting
> Hunting
Because I skipped fighting with the previous options. Will we learn how to read if we don't pick reading?
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>>4668451
Oh right.
>>4668464
Changing fighting to stargazing.
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>>4668464
The Chief would probably get beaten up by Tia if he didn't teach his son how to read.
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>>4668420
> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man
> Hunts the monsters that lurk to close to shore

> Reading
> Wood Carving
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>>4668464
>>4668420
Supporting this
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>>4668474
I'm asking because I seem to recall certain tribes having only specific members read and write(for example only their shaman), though i could be wrong.
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>>4668496
Of course it's more commonplace for reading in this tribe, as it is a bit different. If it was a different tribe, you probably would have been illiterate.
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>>4668420
>Hunting
>Stargazing
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>Hunts the monsters that lurk to close to shore
>Swimming to deep depths off the island and seeing what wrecks lie nearby

Great Hunter of the Depths route!
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>>4668420
> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man
> Hunts the monsters that lurk to close to shore

> Boating
> Stargazing
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>>4668503
Thank you. Then I'm happy with what I chose.
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>>4668420
> Learning from your pod and others, trying to help improve the village how you can
> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man

> Reading
> Surfing
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>>4668428
So like the Ref Boards from Eureka 7?
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>>4668420
> Helping the men of the village fish and learning from your father the ways of the big man
> Caring for the elders, helping the Shaman on the far island and Half Mad Har'ii over on the near island
Tribal chief primarch
> Boating
> Wood Carving
Carve out smaller boats
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>>4668537
Yes
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Here is a ramshackle tally As I am about to head out for my second afternoon walk

Scrap 1
Dive 7
Pod 4
Monsters 3
Fishing 6
Care 2
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Boat 4
Surf 4
Stargazing 7
Hunting 3
Reading 2
Wood Carving 2

When I get back I shall do a final tally after I am done and write from there. Some of these may be done in tandem with how this looks.
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>>4668552
Have a nice walk. So surfing using boats? Primarchs are pretty big aren't they?
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>>4668420
> Swimming to deep depths off the island and seeing what wrecks lie nearby
> Learning from your pod and others, trying to help improve the village how you can

>Surfing
>Srargazing
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JwN1f0ofbFg
What do you guys think about pet sharks and sea monsters?
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>>4668583
Depending on how this Primarch's power works, we might be able to even use it to influence animal behavior, eventually even sea monster behavior. So possibly aquaman?
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>>4668607
Hawaiian Aquaman but also Zeus but also in space but also a mad surfer
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>>4668607
Literally telepethy. Just develop our psychic abilities in those directions without making consious efforts to notice that we are restricting ourself subconsiously.
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>>4668613
All of the above apparently.
>>4668617
Are we restricting ourselves and if so why?
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>>4668623
Maybe we are. If so because it's just the only thing we have tried and practiced doing.
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So Kolinaisi Grew!

He would spend his days surfing and boating out to help the fishermen and his father, learning the way to be a big man, Helping his community grow through his actions. He was a good and patient fisherman, and he would usually be able to bring in a good haul. But unbeknownst to even him, even a primarch could have trouble catching fish on a bad day. On the shores he would take guidance from his father, and watch how he handled other tribes, and he would often lead from the front. Even when dealing with the occasional pirate.

When he wasn't on the surf or on the water, he could be found diving deep near the island. Wrecks were frequent, so he would occasionally find the jeweled necklace or trinket he would get for his mother or his cousin, who was practically his sister, Arona. These dives would net him treasures and weird items, and the occasional weapons cache he would give to his father, his uncle, or keep for himself and maybe the one time Arona "borrowed" a weapon. These dives and his surfing and boating would make Kolinaisi strong, but lean. It would also keep his humor good, and he would occasionally find the big monster lurking near the shore, he would drag back up for food. With this he would build an interesting necklace made from the teeth of the beasts he slew under water.

At night he would gaze up at the stars with wonder, sometimes going back to the pod he was found in, and learning about the stars he was looking at, as well as the world above. He would be good at stargazing, allowing him to take night voyages out to the other nearby islands, farther than all the boys, and even further than some men. His nightly rambles to look at the sky, and even sometimes surf under them would often, however find him sleeping at odd hours of the day. Though he was known to occasionally be napping, he was very active. And even if napping, he would not be unprepared.

So when the day of his announcement of the rites, the time that is normally supposed to catch a lad by surprise. It didn't. The Haka Troupe, the men of the tribe not including the father and family approached the boy. To challenge him to be a man.

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You hear them coming from about 500 meters out. This is normally intentional. But they are supposed to be a little bit more quiet when they get closer. You can tell that they are trying to be their sneakiest.

That's part of the goal. Part of the fun. The rites are serious, and the Haka, is important. You cannot move. You cannot shake. Once it is performed you must be dead still. Only then can you respond. Then you either answer the challenge, or rarely, challenge back. Though the challenge back is harder. It means you compete against others and you must win. To challenge back and succeed first go round is to be next in line for chief. Next big man.

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>>4668714
You must pick one Kolinaisi!

> Pretend to be sleeping until the last minute till right when they get close enough. Then surprise THEM. They'll be singing about that for a few years.
> Lazily get up and do some stretches. This should be fun.
> Get up, walk towards them, sing something some shanty along the way
> Sit perfectly silent on your rock staring at them until they get there. Then stand right up, cross your arms and smugly, grin.
> Write in
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>>4668716
>> Pretend to be sleeping until the last minute till right when they get close enough. Then surprise THEM. They'll be singing about that for a few years.
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>>4668716
> Write in
>challenge back
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BI851yJUQQw
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>>4668721
So
You want to challenge them, before they even get there? Not even give them a chance- that's a respectable move, but you need to give me a Haka for that.
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>>4668724
Oh no, I mean wait for them to finish, then do a haka in turn.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiKFYTFJ_kw
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>>4668726
Ah okay. That was going to be an option after the performance. However, if yall want to get that out of the way now you can.

Or

If everyone is feeling bold, you can challenge outright if you guys vote on it of course.
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>>4668716
> Sit perfectly silent on your rock staring at them until they get there. Then stand right up, cross your arms and smugly, grin.
Smug is the way.
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>>4668716
> Pretend to be sleeping until the last minute till right when they get close enough. Then surprise THEM. They'll be singing about that for a few years.
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>>4668716
then
> Sit perfectly silent on your rock staring at them until they get there. Then stand right up, cross your arms and smugly, grin.
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>>4668716
>Pretend to be asleep until the last minute.

WE SHALL CHALLENGE THEM BACK!
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> Pretend to be sleeping until the last minute till right when they get close enough. Then surprise THEM. They'll be singing about that for a few years.

And I think I found our Primarch's voice
https://youtu.be/oAqxJmHHy84
Just a bit deeper, and when he gets angry you could swear thunder was distantly rolling from his chest
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>>4668716
>> Lazily get up and do some stretches. This should be fun.
Are we not the most chill of ours brothers?
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>>4668753
support. rest in peace Israel.
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>>4668734
Support
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>>4668760
Even the most chill, must sometimes flex, though it looks like that may be the result.

> Pretend to sleep 4
> Smug 4
> Chill 1

It's a tie for now. I will let it go a little longer, then write up.

And so far it seems we do want to challenge afterwards.
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>>4668753
Oh man, that guy was good. It will be canon in my heart no matter what.
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>>4668716
> Pretend to be sleeping until the last minute till right when they get close enough. Then surprise THEM. They'll be singing about that for a few years.
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Pretend to sleep 5
Smug 4
..
I think I can write this half way.
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You patiently wait, pretending to sleep. Snoring, but not loudly and obnoxiously. You hear them approaching and through a just a small part in your long hair your able to gaze upon them as they approach. The group is large. They look excited. You do understand a bit. You are the chiefs son. So it would be important. Your uncle probably also decided to have some special for you, to make it more fun. They close a bit, they look relaxed about twenty meters. You stop snoring. You smile.

You flip up to your feet causing a few of them to back off scaring Tiny Aata and Slim Rongo. Your Uncle shakes his head as you cross your arms and smile smug and stand calmly. They get into ranks and raise their clubs and axes. Your uncle his favorite saber. The one you got him from the wreck a little while back.

They shout to you to be ready and they say to be strong in voice as a choir of the dread whales in their hunt song.

They come close, bringing their clubs and axes close trying to get you to move, trying to scare you.

You move not. You stay cool and calm as the ocean breeze.

They stamp their feet, telling you the road will be long and painful such is life for a man.

They bring the axes down next to you, you can smell that Slim Rongo ate the fermented pineapple and puff fish for lunch. Again.

You move not. You are as steady as a rock in a storm.

They shout about how men must brave, to face death for it is give and take. Life and death. The clap is like thunder. Their stomps like an earthquake. Their faces trying, begging you to react.

You move not. Your smug smile, your eyes bright, your arms crossed yet unmoved.

They get within inches of your face as they clap one more time near your face, shouting loud and together of what it takes to be a man, what it means to be in the tribe, a warrior and you do not move.

They stop. They step back in file. Everyone is smiling now you wait a beat. They all then shout again and clap, before returning to a relaxed pose. Now is the time of the challenge, if you so choose. And in your heart you chose. You chose a long time ago that this is what you would do.

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Tell me the nature of your challenge Eleventh Primarch Kolinaisi. Pick the nature of your Haka! Pick just one.

> A powerful Haka shaking the earth, "Send me the best you got!"
> A violent and sudden Haka fast as the wind "Tell the chief your going to need more men!"
> A frightening and loud Haka like thunder "Let every island know so they may witness!"
> A stoic but moving Haka steady as the ocean tide "I accept this haka and choose the rite to challenge!"
> Write in. Tell me the tone of it and the crux of the challenge. Give me a story to tell and a picture to paint.

I need to get some rest, I will tally this tomorrow.
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> A frightening and loud Haka like thunder "Let every island know so they may witness!"
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>>4669044
> A frightening and loud Haka like thunder "Let every island know so they may witness!"
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>>4669044
>> Write in. Tell me the tone of it and the crux of the challenge. Give me a story to tell and a picture to paint.
Open with a thunderous clap then chant quiet, stamp and shake the ground but keep our voice calm. Opening slow and building, building before finishing once again quiet.
"I rise to your challenge and beyond it because my story has only just begun"
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>>4669059
>Open with a thunderous clap then chant quiet, stamp and shake the ground but keep our voice calm. Opening slow and building, building before finishing once again quiet.
>"I rise to your challenge and beyond it because my story has only just begun"
I'm really tempted t ochange my post >>4669054 to this one
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>>4669044
>> A frightening and loud Haka like thunder "Let every island know so they may witness!"
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>>4669044
> A stoic but moving Haka steady as the ocean tide "I accept this haka and choose the rite to challenge!"
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>>4669044
> A stoic but moving Haka steady as the ocean tide "I accept this haka and choose the rite to challenge!"
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>>4669044
>Let ever island know so they may witness.
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>>4669063
Support
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>>4669044
> A violent and sudden Haka fast as the wind "Tell the chief your going to need more men!"
> A frightening and loud Haka like thunder "Let every island know so they may witness!"
Be like the storm.
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Good Morning /qst/ and ones again thank you for joining me for this tale.

>"Let Every Island Know" 4
> >>4669059 Beautiful write in btw I may have to incorporate it anyway 1
> "I Accept this haka and choose the rite"2
> "Tell the chief you need more men" 1

9 votes, none at over half. hmmm.

I am going to give it a bit more time. I have much to do this morning, so it may give more time for more development.
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>>4669438
That's fine
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>>4669438

Im an idiot. 8 votes. I should drink my coffee before doing maths. Still not quite to over half yet. I will give more time still, and see what happens then I shall tally the votes and write.
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Weapon Ides
>Generic MC Heavy Bolter and Power Sword in case his normal preferred weapons aren't good for the situation (Enclosed spaces etc.)
>MC Spear, he can empower it with his lightning when throwing it turning it into a Thunderbolt (D-Strength 5+ blas marker)
> Fish Hook shaped power/force axe
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>>4669063
Support
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>>4669487
https://www.armymuseum.co.nz/maori-weapons/
How do you feel about these?
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>>4669487
How about a power club?
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>>4669495
I can see the Taiaha having the most potential, if only as symbols of authority for say Legion Captains, Chief Apothecary etc.

Maybe we could hand craft one for each of our brothers and the Emperor later? They don't have to use it but they'd understand the symbolism of their position
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>>4669533
>>4669487
>>4669495
All very interesting. I think the gifting of a Taiaha seems very thematic. It is still early in our primarchs development.

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You have been trained as a fisher, a warrior, a big man. You know there is just a small time you can challenge. Nobody you are aware of in your age range, or you think size range, you are not that old has done this.
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You clap your hands together as loud and hard as you can. It stings, but the loud clap could be mistaken for an explosion or thunder. You step into a bold, robust stance as you bring your foot to the earth with a mighty stomp that shakes the ground around you. They gather together, arms over shoulders, gathering up as a line.

The men, even your uncle, their eyes grow wide before you even open your mouth.

When you do open your mouth out comes the thunder of your voice

"Let every island know! Let every Island know! " You chant loudly clapping then outstretching your arms showing your hand club and your fishing knife

"Let them come and see! Let them come and see!" You say intentionally dropping your weapons making a show of it . You flex your muscles and show your hard earned strength. You make a fierce and frightening face.

"Bring all the chiefs! Bring all the chiefs!" You clap once again then stomp quickly in a dramatic show

"Let them know I choose to challenge!" You are incredibly loud now, your voice having growing louder and stronger each time like a mighty storm.

"Let them come! Let them see! I rise to this challenge and beyond! My story here has only begun!" you let out like a mighty roar and you stamp your foot a last time you look up directly at them and put your arms together. Your Haka complete. You pretend that you didn't pay attention to the fact a few of the men flinched. You nod. The men of the tribe gather nod completing the ceremony. There is a serious moment. Then it is all smiles once again. The men coming up led by your uncle to give you a pat on the back

"This is my Nephew! He's gonna be the big man someday!" Your uncle says. Your uncle, still a little bit taller than you is considered probably the best fighter on the island.

"Go get your things. Your challenge will be eagerly accepted by the chief. You may want to talk to a few friends first, maybe ask for some advice. Know Your dad is gonna throw his best men at it, which is deserved. He wants a good challenge for you." Your uncle says hugging you but whispering close.

"I wouldn't expect anything less." You say with a nod ending the embrace. He then smiles as the men give some smiles and disperse. The pair of you start to head back to the village

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Pick two.

>Uncle how do the rites work as the challenge, I just have to do better than each person against me right?
> Uncle who would you go talk to if you were me?
> Uncle was the Haka good? Anyone flinch?
> Tell me the sleeping trick was at least funny.
> Any news from the village?
> Write in
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Also heads-up, I will be going to work soon, and be there for a while. I will keep tabs on my phone, but I don't think I will be able to respond on it.

I am really happy with the interest, and I hope the Haka was ok.
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>>4669559
>Uncle how do the rites work as the challenge, I just have to do better than each person against me right?
> Tell me the sleeping trick was at least funny.
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>>4669559
>Uncle how do the rites work as the challenge, I just have to do better than each person against me right?
> Tell me the sleeping trick was at least funny.
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>>4669568
Dis
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>>4669568
Support.
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>>4669559
>Uncle how do the rites work as the challenge, I just have to do better than each person against me right?
> Any news from the village?
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>>4669559
>>Uncle how do the rites work as the challenge, I just have to do better than each person against me right?
>> Uncle was the Haka good? Anyone flinch?
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Good evening!

I apologize for the long time between posts. Work is new and exciting for me as life is interesting right now but enough personal.
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6 out of 6 for Asking Uncle the rites
4 for the sleeping trick.
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"Tell me the sleeping trick was at least funny Uncle." You say. Your uncle lets out a mighty laugh.

"I swear Rongo almost fell over. It was good, I haven't seen that kind of cleverness in a while. I myself pretended they were catching me while fishing off the coast . The look on your fathers face when I just turned around and flung the fish was a classic too" he says putting his arm around your shoulder Your uncle, is not too much older than you, and definetly not that much older than you physically. Looking at the "pod" you were given you have been aging faster then most people should. Your Uncle, is tall and powerful, young and a mighty warrior. Still a bit taller than you and still a little stronger than you.

"What happens now that I have challenged? Are the rites different." You ask.

"Your kill has to feed the village and then some. Many people gonna come now. Normally it's just all your family, but you trying to be big man. So you need a big kill or a lot of small kills." He says as the two of you take a detour to look out on the nearby islands as ships are diverting all over.

"Which is gonna be complicated because the Big Boy returned. So unless you can deal with the big boy, which nobody alive can remember the last to hurt em, much less kill one you gonna be stuck with gathering food on the other side of the islands."

"Murder birds, Shoal stoats and Gator" You say and he nods.

"Then there is the fight. You probably fightin me for ten minutes or blood to chest. I Aint gonna go easy on you. Normally it's just five or to knock over, but first blood to chest aint so pretty. Give you a big scar. You can't trust a man who never fight, you can't have a big man without a scar. " He says. You aren't surprised by this, but you are not thrilled either. Your uncle is a better fighter than your father, and probably the best warrior of the surrounding islands.

"Then the walk. You aint just walkin on coals like the other kids. Thats easy. They gonna poke you with the hot spears. No talkin, no screaming no wincing. Gonna make those cool scars your father has" He says and you nod.

"Then you get your tattoos. You succeed you get your Big Man Tattoos. Like your father. Your shoulders gonna have a tattoo of your kill too on one side like normal. Otherside gonna be whatever the shaman see. Hope he aint drunk. Then you get your belts. " Your Uncle says and then as he is about to open his mouth

"No shouting no wincing no laughing." together you both say and he smiles and rubs you on the head.

"Then you get to name yourself. The next time you do it is if you have a kid, when you officially become big man, or kill an enemy warrior or a great beast with your bare fists."
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>>4670245
"And if I kill one before the night is over for the meal?" You ask.

"You just trying to collect names like shells?" He laughs.

"It's an honest question!" You say back play punching and he taps back.

"Ya you bring it in, you name yourself twice in a night I guess. Never heard of it happening but sure." He says. You nod.

You make a noise.

"Go to your hut, get your things an hurry up. I may ask a few things, get a bit of wisdom. Don't be dumb. I gotta kick your ass later." He says.

"Ha. You wish." You say as he runs off.

You have till supper time to get enough meat for a feast for not only the village, but guests. It's still morning so you have some time to pick up some tools from your hut, or scout a location for the hunt.

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Pick two

> Go talk to your dad as about a good plan for the hunt and what he did maybe see how many people are coming.
> Go talk to the hermit on the far island, see what he is up to.
> Go see your mom.
> Go to the top of big hill, see what food source you can see.
> Go to the near island, maybe Half Mad Har'ii has dealt with the Big Boy before
> Get some Bait from the nearby pools
> Go do a deep dive nearby and see if you can spot signs of a big shark or predator nearby
> Write in
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>>4670275
>> Go do a deep dive nearby and see if you can spot signs of a big shark or predator nearby
>> Write in
Go drift upon the sea conserving strength by floating, in our hands a spear and the other a short blade, for we shall be the bait and appear as death. When the predator comes we shall slay it! Should smaller ones come we kill them and the bog one shall be drawn to blood.
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>>4670275
>> Go see your mom.
>> Go do a deep dive nearby and see if you can spot signs of a big shark or predator nearby
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>>4670275
> Go talk to your dad as about a good plan for the hunt and what he did maybe see how many people are coming.
> Go to the top of big hill, see what food source you can see.
How big is Big Boy?
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>>4670303
It's not that easy, only a few ways to find out. But he's a big boy. A bit chonky for sure.
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>>4670310
I just thought it was common knowledge thats why i asked. If we need to ask someone to learn about Big Boy, ask dad.
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>>4670324
I don't mind elaboration and it's a fair point. Here you go.
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You know the big boy from what others say. He's like a boogey man almost. You are too young to have seen him. He doesn't come around often but when he does, island activity practically stops. Islanders would only use the shoals and the most sturdy boats to travel to another island. No surfing. No swimming. When big boy is around going in the water is almost certain death.

This is what you would know.
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>>4670275
> Go to the near island, maybe Half Mad Har'ii has dealt with the Big Boy before
> Go talk to the hermit on the far island, see what he is up to.
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Since tomorrow is going to be quite the day, and this is quite the decision, I am going to let this vote go a bit longer.
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>>4670294
Supporting this
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>>4670275
> Write in
Lets tame a giant sea monster
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>>4670389
>Kill male giant squad
>Spare female one and its clutch to be pets
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>>4670390
>giant squid
>not giant mythical vortex sucking beast with hundreds or tentacle heads.
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>>4670275
>> Go do a deep dive nearby and see if you can spot signs of a big shark or predator nearby
> Go see your mom.
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>>4670275
>> Go see your mom.
>> Go do a deep dive nearby and see if you can spot signs of a big shark or predator nearby
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>>4670329
Thank you. While we might consider facing him, i don't believe now is probably the right time. How much time has passed since arrival in this planet? While Primarchs are superhuman and can deal with regular humans easily, some are not made to be that powerful in combat as others i think.
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>>4670624
Judging by canonical Primarch growth raes, I'd say around Ten by now
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I am going to do a finally tally at about 1720CST tonight, but it looks like we are closing in on a decision.

>>4670702
You are a little off. He's seven.
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>>4670589
Supporting
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>>4670872
Not too far off though.

And I can't wait for us to show off to our sons with all our hunting trophies
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>>4670872
So physically he'd be around his teens I wager?
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>>4670889
>not family pet
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>>4671130
Kinda hard to bring Sea Monsters along for galactic conquest anon.
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Sorry about being late. Traffic.

> Go see your mom III
> Deep Dive nearby IIII
> Write in II
> Sea Monster pet II

Well this is going to be interesting to write. But okay. New information is fine.
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Tales of the Eleventh Primarch, as by his brothers
" One time he asked if I wished to go fishing with him. If I would have known what the bait was for the 'fishing excursion' on this planet I would have packed appropriately."
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You have an idea. You take your knife and make a quick pile. You hop off the nearby shelf and try to spot any predators that would make for a quick kill that could feed a village, ideally a yum shark or some big fish. You have been doing this since you were smaller, helping feed the village when the fishing was rough or when thing were bad and they needed to be something to be happy about.

As you dive down to near the edge of the shelf, very deep, it seems a bit more barren. You only see sword sharks, and they seem a bit more on edge. You swim around the edge and you see that many of the predators are hiding. Including ol' cranky, a slightly larger than normal poison octopus that you have taught to help you hunt. Ol' cranky is normally pretty brave, and he comes out to follow you briefly before retreating. You give him a look. Maybe the other shore side. As you get up to the surface after a little more investigating, you see Ol' Cranky follow you up.

"Oh so not so cowardly now are ya." You say to the octopus that changes colors.

"Fine." You pick up a nearby tree crab and toss it to the beast who quickly and efficiently takes it.

You follow along the beach and you notice no shoals of fish on this half of the island. Nothing. You follow it long enough to your Mom's normal place where she mends the nets and boats.

"Eh Momma." You say coming up as you give her a hug and kiss she smiles.

"You have time to visit you Momma on a day you declare a challenge. You are either the best son a mother can have or the worst." She says.

"Which is it." You say with a nod and a smile.

"I haven't figured it out yet silly. I guess you wondering while all the fish gone. Big Boy scare em off. Last time he was here that's what happen."

"You see him do that?" You ask her, curious about what beast could scare off sharks.

"He almost kill me. Almost Killed Your Auntie too. Had to drag her out of the water." She says looking a little scared, as if she still recalls it.

"What is he?" You ask

"Most people think he a shark. That's because they haven't seen him. They just see what he do. He's like a big Zap Eel. Really big. Longer than most sharks. He got a head like the snake shark though, not like an eel. And his teeth are nasty. Got so many of them." Your Mother says.

"Zap Eel huh? They never bother me. Never saw why there a big deal." You say.

"That's because you special! You are seven years old and you are taller than your momma. You come out of a metal comet during a hurricane! You stay under the water for hours not minutes and you bring in yum shark. We didn't used to call them Yum shark you know" She says hitting you on your forehead.
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>>4671197
I love the fact most everyone here speaks in broken gothic.
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"Yeah you used to call them bane sharks cause they would take all your food and when they came in you couldn't get rid of them." You say and your mother hits you again. With her sandal.

"Don't be making it out like its something easy! Those sharks are why you don't get to see your aunty because she starved! We always have food now. Fishing aint good? I'll just ask my boy to go get a murder bird and we have meat for a few weeks! You know it's a good thing you actually showed your uncle that hunting trick for them, cause now most the men know how to stalk them. We thinking about raising them now, so that way we have meat and eggs huh." She says and you nod.

"You got a plan for what for you doin for dinner tonight? Three other chiefs comin, other people from the other islands comin. Even Jera is coming." She says.

"Yeah. Ma. I think I have a plan." You say as you now grin.

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Choose One

> Go take your spear and be the bait for big boy. When it tries to shock you, you shock it- with the fact that you cannot be shocked. Shocking.

> Go out the farthest shoal, try to find out the best bait for maybe something bigger than Big Boy as all the predators may have moved out that far.

> Go get a murder bird and use it as bait, they usually can bring in anything once they get out in the water.

> Write in
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>>4671211
>> Go take your spear and be the bait for big boy. When it tries to shock you, you shock it- with the fact that you cannot be shocked. Shocking.
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>>4671211
>Be the bait

Oh, you want a shocking match? WE ARE THE LIGHTNING SHOW!
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>>4671211
> Go take your spear and be the bait for big boy. When it tries to shock you, you shock it- with the fact that you cannot be shocked. Shocking.
> Ride Big Boy and use him to catch other big prey, like whales.
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>>4671211
> Go take your spear and be the bait for big boy. When it tries to shock you, you shock it- with the fact that you cannot be shocked. Shocking.
But find something else for a bait. While we are immune to electric shocks we aren't immune to huge teeth. When he's distracted by the bait attack him with possible extra surprise due to our immunity. Also we can't produce electricity right? We are just immune to it(at least for now).
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>>4671211
> Go take your spear and be the bait for big boy. When it tries to shock you, you shock it- with the fact that you cannot be shocked. Shocking.
Thunder and Lightning
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> Go take your spear and be the bait for big boy. When it tries to shock you, you shock it- with the fact that you cannot be shocked. Shocking.
>Shock Eel: *Pic related*
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>>4671211
Why do I hear Tito all the time with this quest?
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>>4671216
Support
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>>4671272
>https://rocketpower.fandom.com/wiki/Ancient_Hawaiians_Quotes
It is now canon Kolinaisi will hand out 'Ancient De’lormosan Wisdom'
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>issue #11 of Sororitas Magazine
>11th Legion space marines dancing in palm leave skirts
>big sweaty tan colored men surfing and turfing
>tattoos and body scars for days
>can cook as well as they can fight
Imagine
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>>4671715
I am no drawfriend. Find someone else to do it lol.

>> Be the bait Unanimous
> Avoid teeth.
Noted and will proceed.

"Kolinaisi you better not be planning to do something really stupid." Your momma says as you are about to run off.

"No Momma, just something no-ones done." You say giving her a peck on the cheek and the running down to the beach. You run down a few are also heading to the beach, you get a few smiles here and there on your way down.

There is a small group of villagers, including the men who did the haka. You swim out of the shallows and into the deep. Everyone watches.

You wade and float for a few minutes, not really that long then you notice it.

You feel Big Boy before you see him. The electricity. The shock. It does nothing to you but you still sense it.

Then you see him: Big Boy. The longest Eel you have ever seen, with the face of an angry drake shark. It's eyes see you and it comes towards you expecting you to be shocked.

As it comes up to pull you down you twist and with a sudden move you hit him with the spear, causing the lumbering beast to swim to the side, trying to make another move at you. He violently swipes his tail at you, but you are once again unaffected by this. The beast, sensing something is a miss tries to make a rapid escape but you grab him by the tail. This offends the beast and turns around to strike again

Pick two on how to handle the Big Boy

>> Taunt the beast. Cut its tail then swim deeper and try to stab the spear through and drag him to the shoal.

>> Try to brain him by pulling him to you, when you get to the head you strike at his brain killing him instantly

>> Try to cut his head of when he comes in to strike you.

>> See if you can manipulate the electricity going through you from the Big Boy. You sense it, maybe you can redirect it it a different way (Write in how)

>> When he comes in use a rock and place it in his jaw so he can't cut you

>> Write in
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>>4671715
I can see the 11th holding on to copies of Grav vehicles as much as they could, simply because I can see them loving them so much

>> When he comes in use a rock and place it in his jaw so he can't cut you
>> Taunt the beast. Cut its tail then swim deeper and try to stab the spear through and drag him to the shoal.
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Idea
>Kolinaisi unites De’lormosa and begins to seek conquering/unifying the rest of the system, and the rest of the planets, stations etc. are very scared and worried about this seemingly immortal unstoppable conqueror
>Because they're in space, they get word of the Imperium so they get in contact to get aid/support in putting dwn this would be Warlord
>The aid sent? A detachment from the 11th Legion
>This leads to Kolinaisi fighting his won sons after some disasterous battles, culminating in a Primarch-Marines Newtype Flash as they realize who the other is
>The Marines and Kolinaisi are horrified by what has occured. The Marines for attacking not only their father but killing many of his people. And Kolinaisi for the same.
>This leads to the detachment joining up with Kolinaisi and renaging on thier deal with the rest of the De’lormosa system and helping him conquer it
>Kolinaisi then etches a great monument by hand of all the Imperial Marines, Men and Women he killed in battle before/after he Imperials help rebuild the system while the Emperor comes to De’lormosa
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>>4671926
>> Taunt the beast. Cut its tail then swim deeper and try to stab the spear through and drag him to the shoal.
>> Try to cut his head of when he comes in to strike you.
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>>4671926
Come on guys, don't pass up this chance to develop our electrical powers.

>Manipulate the energy going through big boy, Forcing all of it into his head and into his brain then keeping it there until his grey matter melts.
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>>4671952
Seems good, I will change the head cutting part of my vote with this.
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>>4671932
Changing to
> Taunt the beast. Cut its tail then swim deeper and try to stab the spear through and drag him to the shoal.
>Manipulate the energy going through big boy, Forcing all of it into his head and into his brain then keeping it there until his grey matter melts.
Because >>4671952 is right
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>>4671926
>>> Write in
Thrash and draw him in then respond depending on his action
1) If he lashes his tail grab it and force the power from the tail end all the way up to his head poping it!
2) If he goes for the bite wait for the jaws to upon then with our knife shift to the side and slit from his mouth all down his body carried by his own momentum!

Then drag the lug to shore
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>>4671926
I would say:
>> See if you can manipulate the electricity going through you from the Big Boy. You sense it, maybe you can redirect it it a different way (Write in how)
by making a flash to blind him then:
>> Try to brain him by lunging at him, when you get to the head you strike at his brain killing him instantly
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>no giant sea monster pet
>sad
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>>4672176
There plenty more in the sea Anon... literally.
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after reading on primarch biology, hawaiian/ pacific fauna, how electricity interacts with water in certain condition and on the mantis shrimp

I may have made an interesting discovery.


Off to round two of my double, I will tally and write later tonight and keep an eye on this at work.

also support II primarch quest if you dont already.
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>>4671926
>>> Try to brain him by pulling him to you, when you get to the head you strike at his brain killing him instantly
>>> Try to cut his head of when he comes in to strike you.
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>>4672192
>also support II primarch quest if you dont already.
Don't worry about that

Another area of inspiration for our homeworld I thought of is FFX
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>>4672232
at least there's no Yevondamned Al Bhed lurking about
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>>4672311
Hey Waka good to see you again brudda.
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>>4672339
better dead than Al Bhed, brudda
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>>4672344
You dropped this brudda *Hands you a copy of Mein Kampf*

https://youtu.be/QExghSNXwJ4
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>>4671939
Does anyone else have any thoughts on my idea or is it too out there? I rather like the train of thought I had for it with an implication the Marines would later become the Star Sharks
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>> Try to brain him 2
>> Cut off Head 2
>> Harness Electric 4
>> Put a rock in a jaw 2
>> Taunt the Beast 3

I am sorry for not being as activity today I had to pull a double. I am going to do a final tally tomorrow unless more write ins

>>4673266
I liked what you wrote a lot anon.
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>>4673266
To me it seems early to begin discussing names for the Legion and it kind of takes for granted that the Emperor will not know that his son is in this planet nor that He will be near here. Can happen but how many Primarchs were in a similar position?
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>>4673275
Thanks Have a bit more

>"It is a father's duty to not simply punish his children's wrongdoings, but to teach them to learn from their mistakes. Simply exiling these sons of mine on a penitent crusade or even executing them for their over eagerness is not the correct path! For far too long have they been cast adrift in the ocean of blood with only brief respites and fleeting lights to guide them. Without the guiding hand and love of a father, how else could one expect them to be upstanding men and warriors. No, I will not cast them away! They will be mine to command and to teach, so that one day they can be an example to all humanity to follow!"
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>>4673285
It's not the Legion name but rather the detachment of Marines that came to the De’lormosa system. I imagined them as the problem children of the XIth legion and are kept away from the rest as a Terror, Shock Troop etc. Chapter group.
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>>4673266
How about instead Kolinaisi begins uniting the system and his enemies pull out archeotech that was kept hidden and use it against him out of desperation, the war swings in their favor and at a critical moment the XI Legion and the Emperor appear? Kind of like what happened with Angron only with a good(?) ending.
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>>4673303
Not a bad idea, but I think I've done enough of my own fanfiction of old man's work.

The ideas keep coming to me
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>>4673296
Ah. Well it's an interesting idea, I just don't know how likely it is to happen. It is tragic enough to be a Warhammer story however.
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>>4673308
Just write what ideas you have. I am not a writer myself but you should exercise your imagination anyway and as long as other people don't mind, try writing what you came up with. Even if it will not be used, it might give ideas to others.
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>>4673309
It being Tragic was the intention, in most Primarchs meeting the Imperials it is always the Emperor who meets them with Alpharius the only one I'm unsure about.

Here, Kolinaisi meets his sons first in the worst possible way
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>>4673317
So you also tried to make it a unique meeting right? Hmm, in that case we might have our future enemies use some kind of biological weapon against Kolinaisi's armies. While he might be immune, his people's plight will add both a tragedy and a feeling of anxiety to finish the war quickly and find the antidote in the mix.
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>>4673334
Unless we go with him to the capital too. Start the try to not get executed and maybe get a pardon act.
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Good Morning!
I enjoy the theory craft, but let's get back down to business.

>>No clear consensus other than electrical use

I can fix it.
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The beast is massive, and underwater it's very agile, and you see that it's teeth pose a very real threat to you. You grab a nearby rock and shove it in his mouth as you try to feel the electrical currents and how to mannipulate them. Seeing as you have only done the party trick before with the zap eel and the strange items that Half Mad Haarii makes. You grab on to Big Boy with your hand and you notice that it seems to hunt and act by feel, less than site, despite it's very large eyes.

Then something dawns on you.

You are moving more efficiently. Your moving faster than you would normally. It feels like the electricity is interacting with the water around you, allowing you to move faster, which allows you to easily keep up the pace with the Big Boy, and the big boy knows this.

In desperation it tries wrap you cutting you with it's thresher tail.

You remember the Rainbow Snap Shrimp on the island that eats zap eels.

It's sudden strike changes the water. It punches as fast as it can.

You have never punched that fast before under water, you only use your spear and quick strikes. Actually you don't think you ever have punched anything as fast as you could before, it's hard thing to do to punch as fast as you can.

You feel the electricity moving around your arm, instinctively.

The water around you almost feels like it boils as the water around you is almost different.

Light forms in the deep around you

You strike the Big Boy so fast there is a loud noise.

It's body falls limp, it was a worthy foe. You smile, despite the foul smell that the body has produced having died.. This food should be enough for about everyone, maybe with something else. Hopefully the foul smell doesn't ruin the flavor. As you pull it up you see predators start to come out of their caves and small game fish become more active.

Then you step out of the water and realize that aside from the small crowd gathered, this beast is heavy! Now you know why he's called Big Boy.

The men who gathered for your haka are starting to cheer. Your father smiles "That's my son!" He calls out.

Slim Rongo approaches, the best in the village as far as cooking is concern to help you with it, as other men do to.

"How you kill it?" Rongo ask.

"My bare fist, in one quick strike." You say and Rongo whistles low

"Eh Big Man! Your son killed Big Boy with his fist! It looks like he get two names today!"

"How does that work?" You ask

"Oh it's really easy, You get a hero name. Like Your dad. Or your Uncle." Rongo says.

"That easy? I just pick a name?"

"Yeah, you just killed Big Boy. You kill yourself a sea monster like that you can call yourself whatever you want. Just don't do something stupid, because nobody calls people by stupid flashy names and they start making up nick names."
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>>4673821
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"Rongo that sounds like personal experience." You say as the two of you finally haul all of Big Boy out of the water in it's entirety.

"Yeah. Everyone say Slim Rongo because it's easier than the name I gave myself. Keep that in mind when you naming yourself before dinner. Speaking of dinner, I am cooking this Big Boy. It looks like it can feed everyone, but I don't know how I am gonna dress it up to taste good, I think I am gonna smoke it and get some garnish for it. Part of the naming is"

"Of course Lulu ʻole Rongo, I gotta get more food. What would go good with Big Boy?" You say using his proper honorific for what he killed, and he smiles and pats you on the back.

"I don't know. Personally I'd get some yum shark."

"You always want yum shark."

"Well it isn't my fault they taste so good, some kid decided to go get one of the mad beasts and smoke it."

"Actually it is your fault because you were the first to eat it." You say and Rongo laughs and your father comes up.

"So you collect two names on your name day. I am so proud." Your father says

"Thank you Da." You say and he gives you a hug as he looks proudly.

"So you get your name for this now if you want. No rush because you got so much to do." Your dad says.

"Rongo here says the Big Boy may not be enough."

"It would have been enough had Jera not send a bird back and tell me a whole crewed ship was comin son." Your dad says holding a note.

"I guess I better go getting more food." You say, but before you run off.

"Getting food is easy for you. Go get your weapon first for your fight when you bring it in, then fight your uncle." Your father says looking over the horizon.

"Something wrong dad?"

"Storm. I can feel it." He says. You nod as he and Rongo start debating on how to cook big boy.
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>>4673837

Before you walk off, Rongo gives you the jaw of Big Boy, it's teeth large and sharp, with two massive retractable fangs, that may as well have been big knives.

"I don't think these could be on the necklace." You say and Rongo laughs.

"Naw bro feel the teeth. They got metal to em." Rongo says, and you feel the teeth.

Metal. Strange.

"Yeah that is something new. I wonder why he didn't use these on me." You say.

"Probably because there was a big rock in it's mouth." Rongo says holding on to the rock.

It's about noon, you have time, but you cannot be slow.
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You have a lot to do primarch of the eleventh!

Decide on what food to get

> Dive down deep, see if another big monster is lurking, that should feed a whole ship
> See if you can find a really big Murder Bird.
> Get a Yum Shark, it would be enough to round it out.
> Get a really big gator

Decide what to do for a weapon

> Go to your hut, see what you have that may make a good weapon
> Go talk to Half Mad Haarii, he is always making weapons, and he is good at it.
> Swim out to the Shaman, he had something he was waiting to give to the right person
> These teeth would be a good tip for a spear.
> Go see if you can get a sword from a sword shark, you already fought Big Boy, sword shark will be no trouble and they might taste good, so it could be a good part of your name feast.
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>>4673845
>> Dive down deep, see if another big monster is lurking, that should feed a whole ship
>> Swim out to the Shaman, he had something he was waiting to give to the right person
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>>4673845
> Dive down deep, see if another big monster is
> Go see if you can get a sword from a sword shark, you already fought Big Boy, sword shark will be no trouble and they might taste good, so it could be a good part of your name feast.
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>>4673845
>Deep sea diving
>Shaman has something he wants to give

ELECTRICAL BITCH SMACK GAUNTLETS!
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>Deep sea diving
>Shaman has something he wants to give
Super Mantis Shrimp Power Fists!
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>>4673845
> Dive down deep, see if another big monster is lurking, that should feed a whole ship
> Swim out to the Shaman, he had something he was waiting to give to the right person
Show him the teeth and ask him about them.
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I cannot believe that I forgot to mention this.

You have another decision to make

You have to choose which to do first

Get the Food
or
Get the weapon
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>>4674035
Weapon.
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>>4674035
Weapon
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>>4674035
Weapon
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Weapon
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>>4674035
Weapon
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>>4674035
https://youtu.be/b9kf0tib1kg
https://godofwar.fandom.com/wiki/Nemesis_Whip
Can we turn the metal eel teeth into something like this?
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>>4674131
The teeth arent hooks tho
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>>4674131
That could be the design for an Axe like >>4669054
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So it is looking like this

> Go to the Shaman
Then
> Go deep Dive
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>>4674566
Seems so. Not only will we get a weapon, but some wisdom from the Shaman... despite how 'Mad' he is.
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Internet is bad.
Seems Malal and I have more in common than I thought.

You pull out your dug out canoe, it has been getting a bit smaller these days. You feel like your growing right now, if you are being truthful. You'd swim to the far island but this is faster. The pod has helped you learn a bit about different fishing techniques, and boat tool creation, and how to deal with the predators of the deep. What it hasn't told you is how to build all the wonderous contraptions that it shows or are in the wreckage, or how to get the material for it on a planet that is almost all water. For that you go to either Half Mad Haarii who is mostly good for showing what to do with the wreckage or flotsam, or go to the Shaman.

The Shaman is a weird one. He's a little weirder than Half Mad Haarii you think. At least Half Mad is that way due to the chemicals and things he mess with. The Shaman is old and crazy, but his wisdom is useful many of the times. When he isn't talking about how he is an immortal man who came here on a star boat. You know star boats are possible, the pod says so, and your dad says so, lots of star boats drop things on this planet. You just don't think he is an old immortal from a place so far away you cannot even see it's star. People get old and die. That is the way things work. On the otherhand, how do you know the pod is always honest? Sure you came in it, but just because it came with you doesn’t mean its perfect.

You ponder this as you land on the shore of the island.

The shaman is standing and waiting for you, with a coconut filled with what is probably palm wine or other hooch he makes.

“This is an unexpected surprise I didn’t think you’d be here waiting for me!” You say getting out and hopping on sure

“On your name day I had no doubt you’d visit, though you should come more often!”

“If you had that on hand everytime, I’d come more often.”

“Oh this mixture here is special. It’s not my normal brew.” He says

“Oh what is it?” You ask offering a hand a he shakes his hand waving his finger

“It is special. It’s for the spirit journey.” He says.

“What is it supposed to make you see things?” You ask and he laughs.

“No silly. It is just taste really good and gets you drunk quick. You wouldn’t appreciate it.” He says and you shake your head and give a grin.

“So I take it you here about a weapon to fight your uncle with.” He says

“Ya.” You say and he nods.

“Your weapon you take to fight to become a man doesn’t have to be too good. If you want a weapon to beat your uncle with I got something, but it be too much. When you go sailin with Jera, then you take a look at my stash of weapons.” He says.
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>>4674883
“What if I want you to make something like a chiefs spear or some swords or an axe? Maybe something I can also fish with?” You ask and he laughs.

“I see what you getting at. Go to the far island, there are black trees, created by the black lava from the dark one. I want you to get two whole trees, bring em back to me.” He says.

“That is a lot of wood, why you need the black trees?”

“They are special, they very important.”

“Why?”

“This island chain, it has no spirits. The ghosts and dead can rest here easy because of that black volcano, and them black trees. This island, that volcano is very important. If outside planet folks figure out whats there, they wouldn’t be dumpin here. They’d strip this planet bare. No ocean, no life, nothing.”

“So what you need two trees for?”

“I only need one. The other is for you so I can help you make what you need when Jera tries to leave quick tomorrow. That we he has to stay later so he can lose a bet.” The shaman says drinking from the coconut.

“Think I can get that done before getting another sea monster and the rest of my rites to be a man?” You ask.

“Kolinaisi! You are more man than half the men on the island and you are seven years old.”

“Yet I have not seen the oceans like almost half the men and women.” You respond.

“That may be, but I think you could do it. And if it’s such a worry to you, I think I spotted a read meanie nearby.” He says

“They rarely get so close, I have to go out far almost to the neighbor chain to get those. What brought him in?” You ask.

“I think Big Boy scared things out deep, so it the Big Meanie closer.” He says.

“Red one?” You ask.

“Ya.” he says back.

You grin. Those are the best eating and the biggest. You have caught them before, you only need the right size blades. Then you realize, the Big Boys teeth may be the right size for the job.
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“What about these? Teeth of the Big Boy. They are metal, would they be good for the fight?” You ask

“I can have some daggers made out of them that would look good by the time you get back with that Big Meanie. Don't hunt a Big Meanie with that though, you'd have to get eaten then cut your way out.”

“What’s its real name? You seem to have a ‘real name’ for every beast I kill, what would it’s name be?” You ask.

“Big Boy is an aberrant strand of Electric Eel that probably judging by the teeth was crosbreed with a Moray and some shark that I haven’t seen before. The gene smiths that I came with, specifically tried to make new breeds of underwater creature. Big Meanie just a Colossal Squid.” The Shaman says. You don't know if he is talking out his ass or what he says is true, But you like the sound of the real names better than the local names.

“I like that word.” You say

“Squid?” He asks

“Colossal.” You respond and toss him the teeth. He tosses you a trident that looks made from metal.

“What’s this for?” You ask

“I was waiting to give it to the right person.” He says

“What it’s made out of?” You ask

“Really good metal. If you used your pod right you know by how light it is.” He says to you. You grin and take your canoe out to near where the Big Meanie, or Colossal Squid, was at.

>Dive in after it
>Try to draw it up the water by stirring up smaller squid
> Try to catch a shark, draw it up that way
> Write in
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>>4674895
>>Dive in after it
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>Try to draw it up the water by stirring up smaller squid
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>>4674895
dive
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>>4674895
> Try to catch a shark, draw it up that way
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>>4674923
changing vote to support this. squids are cute.
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Also hope you all are enjoying this. Sorry for the sporadic posts. My work life balance is kind of weird right now.
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>>4674948
Sure we are. Otherwise we wouldn't be here. Just take it easy and post when you can.
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>>4674948
Really enjoying the quest so far
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>>4674948
Don't worry boss. So long as the post comes eventually I am happy
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>>4674923
Support
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You begin to sing a little song, as many men in the village oft do when fishing.
"Here Squiddy Squiddy Squiddy."
You chum the water and a first only a few tiny squid come, then a few more bigger ones, followed by sharks. It doesn't take long. The waters by the Shaman are rich, and today seems to be a good day for fishing.

Then you see him.

Big Meanie red. The Colossal Squid. Though this one isn't full grown. You seen a full grown Colossal Squid, and you can't just catch it with a trident.

Yet.

This one, oh it's the perfect size.

Enough for food.

Enough for bait.

Enough for Oil.

And definitely enough for a good work out.

You stir the water drawing it closer, waiting, watching doing your singing.

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>> Wait for it to be near the surface so it's easier to tow. If it sinks to deep it's going to be a pain to bring back up without sharks getting it.

>> Dive in after, rope it after stabbing it then row like a mad man.

>> Try to lure it closer to shore so it's a quick drag and you can borrow the Shamans big boat, that way you don't have to worry about sharks eatin it as bad.

>> Gore a shark, start pulling it towards your island, and draw the Big Meanie back towards shore, that way it's fresh and all you have to do is put it on the beach so Rongo can handle it.
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>> Wait for it to be near the surface so it's easier to tow. If it sinks to deep it's going to be a pain to bring back up without sharks getting it.
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>>4675501
>> Try to lure it closer to shore so it's a quick drag and you can borrow the Shamans big boat, that way you don't have to worry about sharks eatin it as bad.
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>>4675501
>> Gore a shark, start pulling it towards your island, and draw the Big Meanie back towards shore, that way it's fresh and all you have to do is put it on the beach so Rongo can handle it.
Then either:
>> Try to lure it closer to shore so it's a quick drag and you can borrow the Shamans big boat, that way you don't have to worry about sharks eatin it as bad.
or
>> Wait for it to be near the surface so it's easier to tow. If it sinks to deep it's going to be a pain to bring back up without sharks getting it.
Depending on how far we made it follow us.
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>>4675501
Pet the squid
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>>4675501
>>> Dive in after, rope it after stabbing it then row like a mad man.
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C4%81_moko

Originally I thought it would be hard for Kolinaisi to have tattoos but then I remember Lorgar had golden script on his face so it's obviously possible.
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Not enough votes at the moment, and it doesn't look like consensus.
>>4675769
Yeah, 40k lorgar was my excuse. Though he isn't my favorite primarch. I don't think he really is the favorite of many if any.

>>4675639
I mean cuttlefish are cuddly but I don't think that this is the right sea monster pet for you guys. It isn't even able to go on land.

I know there are a lot of different time zone posters on here so I may be waiting a while for different decisions.
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>>4675501

>> Gore a shark, start pulling it towards your island, and draw the Big Meanie back towards shore, that way it's fresh and all you have to do is put it on the beach so Rongo can handle it.
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> Gore a shark and try to row towards your island


You feel the best thing you can do is draw the Big Meanie closer to the island so it won't be eaten by other creatures. They taste good, and once they are dead they can't defend themselves so they get swarmed by everything. Even other Big Meanies.

You do this by getting a thing a Big Meanie will eat: Ankle Shark.

You dislike the Ankle Biters as they try to attack as your friends surf.

And the good part is, when an Ankle Biter dies, it scares off other sharks, but it will attract the big meanie.

So you row closer to the island. The Shaman tosses two daggers made from the teeth in a leather bag into the boat.

"That was fast!" You say and wave

"You bein slow!" He says

"I am not, I am just getting the Colossal Squid closer to my island so it's fresher so you have a nicer meal when you come!" You respond loudly.

"Oh don't do all this on my account young man!" He shouts back and you laugh. You got a few Ankle Biters following your boat and finally you spot a big one, halfway to your island.

You gore it quickly, and try to chum up more meanies.

Just one problem

It worked really good.

The Big Meanie grabs the shark and your boat.

The tentacles are almost sinking your canoe, it's practically swamped. The Big Meanie can't tell the difference between boat and shark because of the blood. This means one thing.

Big Meanie is really hungry.

You naturally, being a good host and a big man, oblige a hungry guest and feed him.

You leap out of the boat and into the water right near the mouth to help give him some food

Namely your trident.

Problem is Big Meanie threshes and thrashes like a small child

So you can't feed him your trident

You hit him between the eyes in the brain instead because of all this motion. You decide he has had to much to eat of the shark and rope him to your boat and take him to a place to rest.

As You row to shore you see ripples in the water that disappear near the shoals.

"That will do ya!" Rongo says.
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>>4676845

"Good!" You say, you realizing that you have very limited time. The Black Volcano is a hard row away. The old man needs it for your weapon and whatever else he is cooking up.

You realize that, in theory you could do that last.

If you can beat your uncle in a fight, walk across hot coals and get a bunch of tattoos first.

Oh and get stabbed.

By Hot spears.

By every man in the village.

Without talking.

It is a painful rite to be the big man and you almost wince. There is something important about this, and it needs to be done before Jera gets here. You see your uncle getting ready.

Technically, your fetching the meal is complete. You can fight whenever you want, you just have to call the challenge to your father and his champion must fight you. Which will probably be your uncle. Then you must last ten minutes or get first blood on his chest.

Which means you must defeat him soundly in combat in a quick manner.

The man who has been training you to fight next to your father since you can remember walking. You go over to the leather pouch the Shaman threw in the boat and open it.

These aren't normal daggers.

The Shaman, however he did this, altered them. A lot.

You can see that they are hooked a bit more, and sharper. The handles are exceptional and made from a solid material, with cloth wraps and a hilt. There is even a cloth to tie around your wrists so you don't drop your weapons, though that hasn't happened since you were much smaller.

These weapons are different, but your uncle wouldn't have been familiar with these kind of daggers, it would provide an advantage, which could allow the fight to be fast.

So you can do the rest of the painful rites fast.

Then you look at the trident-

The trident is also a great weapon, and your uncle is taller than you, so a range weapon like a trident would overcome his saber, and have parry advantage and blade catching as well.

Thing is, your not sure if that's why the Shaman gave you the trident.

Also investigating it further, it seems there is more to it. Something is a bit, different to it. The metal, and the staff portion, you feel there is maybe an additional element to it but you can't tell.
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>>4676867
You then decide to feel it for electricity, like you do with some of your gadgets. And, there is a current.

It isn't active, but it could be activated. To do what? You don't know.

Is this the kind of weapon you want to use against your uncle?

A weapon that has electrical trickery in a fight that is a test of skill?

Trickery is useful, but it might go against the spirit of the challenge.

As you observe the spear you also observe your father and uncle talking, and you can read the lips.

Your father just assigned your uncle as champion.

Your father said try to make the fight last if he could

He said not to make it easy.

He said give you the best he got.

Well there goes a fast fight.

Unless you use the trident's devilry.

Or catch your uncle by using blades he hasn't seen before.

Your uncle and father now look over, realizing you are about to issue the challenge to fight.

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You have a few choices

> Silently approach your father, make the challenge motion, get this done quick
> Perform the challenge haka, if it's gonna be done this way, might as well do it right.
> Loudly call out to your uncle and father to start this fight, you have things to do!
> Write in
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Pick weapon
>Trident
> Daggers
> Quickly pick something from your hut
> Your fists (Good luck getting first blood from the chest)
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>>4676876
>> Perform the challenge haka, if it's gonna be done this way, might as well do it right.
>> Daggers
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>>4676876
> Perform the challenge haka, if it's gonna be done this way, might as well do it right.
>Trident
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>>4676876
> Perform the challenge haka, if it's gonna be done this way, might as well do it right.
>Trident

>human
>bigger than young primarch
>"stronger" even
The uncle must be a hell of a smart orgyn.
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>>4676876
> Perform the challenge haka, if it's gonna be done this way, might as well do it right.
> Daggers
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> Perform the challenge haka, if it's gonna be done this way, might as well do it right.
>Your Fists (Or Spear)
Tridents are overrated
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>>4677026
>>4677026
Some baseline humans can get pretty big and strong. However, maybe our really young primarch doesn't want to feel like he is insulting his family by showing how truly strong he is. Maybe part of this fight is going to be him realizing just how strong and fast he is.

I am going to try to tally this up after work today. I may have left my power cord for my laptop at my friends house so things may get quiet for a minute while I try to get it,
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>>4676876
> Perform the challenge haka, if it's gonna be done this way, might as well do it right.
> Daggers
No more spears please.
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>>4676340
>If any
Lorgar is my Primarch.

>>4676876
>Challenge Hakka.
>Daggers

We ain't no slow bitch, ain't a quiet one either.
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>>4677379
Cool.
Found the plug.
Maybe I can phone post we will see.
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>>4677379
>>4677324
>>4677296
>>4677205
>>4677026
>>4676927
>>4676894
It's looking like a proper Haka and daggers.
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You take your two new daggers. You have done so much so quickly. You have come further then anyone older than you on this island for your age. Sharks are heavier than your uncle can lift. You do it daily. Your muscle is large and tone. You are the strongest person you know.

You have never tested how strong you are.
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ACCESS GRANTED
"The story of the challenge haka of that day, was told to every Marine of the Eleventh. When other Marines heard about it, I asked if it was true. True to his nature he told it as I heard."
-- Primarch REDACTED
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You decide to test a theory about your speed and strength.

You start by instead of a clap you clang your daggers together three times.
It causes all the village to hear, many cover their ears. Your father even amongst those number, your uncle shocked by the great noise and ringing from the daggers.

"HEAR ME NOW ALL YOU " You roar like thunder, louder than your first Haka, louder than ever before

You clap loudly and stomp your feet you cross your daggers and make a fierce serious face.

"THIS CHALLENGE FIGHT WILL BE SHORT"

You then let out another loud roar and flex feeling all your muscles and the strength in your body, the electricity in the air.

Your Family, is actually scared, as is much of the village. The storm winds can be felt from a distance.

You feel everything on a primal level. It's part of you. The name of you on the Pod. Primarch XI. Such an odd thing. Primarch. The primarch you. You aren't sure what a primarch is but you are one, so you will win this fight like one, or at least in such a way to make Primarchs proud.


"FAST AS MY HAKA" You say and stomp the ground and face your uncle who is a bit rattled. You square up and make your daggers at the ready.

He squares up with you. Now to see how fast and how swift you can move, you shall run as fast as you can go.
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He had never seen his Nephew let loose like this. He knew he was stronger than any man he had ever seen or heard. But to make thunder from mere metal daggers. The way he stood, the way he flexed his muscles, he was stronger by so much there would be no fair fight. Not in any degree that could possibly matter. The only thing would be to pick up the sword he kindly gave you, and see how badly this would end.

You stand facing your nephew. Who has squared up with you briefly.

Then you are bleeding. It's a cut, one that will need some bandages. You didn't even see your nephew move.

The fight was shorter than the Haka

You laugh as you fall to the ground.

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You are clear on the other side of the village by the time your uncle has fallen to the ground. You don't think you cut him as bad as some fights as you have seen, but he has fallen to the ground. You assume from shock. Which is how most of the village, including your father looks. You walk over, and pick up your uncle. Who is laughing

"What are you laughing about?"
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>>4677999

"First time someone who actually kicks my ass and shows me how much I need to improve, picks me up. Our old man would have just let me bleed out." Your uncle says and your father grunts and nods. The men in the village line up their spears.

"SON! YOU HAVE CHOSEN THE PATH OF THE BIG MAN." Your father says, as loud as he can muster.

"I AM PROUD TO ACCEPT YOUR CHALLENGE AS BY YOUR RIGHT AS A MAN OF THIS VILLAGE. YOU MUST PROVE YOUR WORTH AS I DID. WALK ACROSS THE COALS AND ACCEPT YOUR MARKS." He shouts.

The men of the village, line up on either side of the coal pit, which isn't too long. As you step on the coals you walk forward, as you should, at an almost casual rate of speed. Which is how you were trained, but it doesn't hurt. Then the men line up to give you the marks of the big man.

The spears are red hot as the stab you. It cauterizes the wound and gives you marks, on the front and back of your chest. When they do penetrate. Mostly you feel that the villagers aren't trying.

They are afraid.

You grab one spear and stab it in yourself, cauterize the wound and politely hand it back. This causes them to actually try.

Then you get to the tent

Incense and chanting fill the air.

"What are your tattoos?"

"One will be the Big Boy." You say.

"The others, since you are Big Man you get the face tattoos, and you get another shoulder tattoo"

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What tattoos do you want?

Facial tattoos

>> Half face, the design of your father with two daggers crossed marking your victory

>> The lower jaw, the design of a the big boys mouth.

>> Full face, traditional as most big man have

>> Write in

Shoulder tattoos

>> Pattern of the hurricane, which you broke through

>> Pattern of the comet, which you came in on

>> Pattern of a mighty wave

>> Write in

Feel free to put in more traditional tattoos, as there are books that can be written on this and while I know something, there are others that may know more, as I am not good at describing these other than tribal patterns.
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>>4678030
>> Half face, the design of your father with two daggers crossed marking your victory
>> Pattern of the hurricane, which you broke through
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>>4678030
>> Half face, going all the all to the top of your skull, shave that half of your hair.
>> An comet surronded by a hurricane.
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>>4678030
>> Half face, the design of your father with two daggers crossed marking your victory
Respect papa

>> An comet surronded by a hurricane.
Respect ourselves
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>>4678030
>>> Full face, traditional as most big man have
>>4678030
>>> Pattern of the hurricane, which you broke through
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>>4678030
>Full face
>Comep surrounded by a hurricane.
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>> Half face, the design of your father with two daggers crossed marking your victory
>> Pattern of the hurricane, which you broke through
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>>4678030
>>Full face
>>Comep surrounded by a hurricane.
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>> Half face, the design of your father with two daggers crossed marking your victory
>> An comet surronded by a hurricane.
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>>4678030
>> Write in
Whatever the consensus is for the head tattoos, let's include some for the right arm. Maybe some waves with water and various sea creatures, or of lightnings and hurricanes.
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>>4678030
>>> The lower jaw, the design of a the big boys mouth.
this will look awesome and it will be a show of our capabilities and our first big accomplishment
>> An comet surrounded by a hurricane.
our origins respecting ourself and also our powers
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You look at the Tattooist.

You explain to him the designs that you desire and he looks as excited as you are.

"It will be my honor to do such markings for you." He says as you recount your acts.

As he gets to work, you are surprised that, well, for you it isn't really painful.

"So is there anything special like you want the shoulders to wrap around the collar bone, some people like that, others don't."

"Use your best judgement." You say and he looks back at you

"You aren't feeling any pain are you."

"No actually." You say and he smiles.

"Good. I can work faster then. I hear you are in some kind of hurry. What do you think you are going to name yourself when you walk out of this here hut?" He asks starting to go faster, but maintaining the same level of quality that he was earlier, you start to feel some of the pain now, but it is merely an annoyance.

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So your Hunter name and Your Man name?

> I am only allowing write ins for this.
It is something that is supposed to be very important and significant. Not just something that you pick from a list. I will however advise if you guys like.
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>Hunter name
Kaholo: Nimble or Kalimana: Power of the Ocean and Diamond (Also a refernce to the Vjra, divine Thunderbolt OOC)
>Man name
Kaeo: Strong or Kaiko: Sea With Strong Current

Future possible names when we are bequethed lordship of our world/system: Ailani-Chief, Leader or Haulani Royal ruler in Hawaiian, Heavenly Ice
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>>4678973
I feel if we called ourselves Kalimana someone is just going to keep bringing up the KA-LI-MA joke every time a space marine has a red fist.

Kaiko is pretty good, its short and simple.

Maybe Kaiko Whaitiri

Whaitiri, the personification of thunder in maori.

So: Strong current, Thunder personified.
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>>4678983
I suppose another way of translating
Kaiko Whaitiri
would be Great Thunder.
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>>4678973
>>4678983
I love the creativity presented here in these threads. Everyone does nicely.

I will probably present some options after work tonight to help, but these two are stand outs.

Kaiko Whaitiri and Kalimana Both sound Primarchish, and with it Kolinaisi sounds very creative while maintaining that Primarch sound.

Also forgive me for not indicating that

Comet through a Hurricane was the shoulder winner
and Half Face with daggers was the face winner.

I wonder what the emperor would say to two sons with facial tattoos. Maybe Lorgar and Kolinaisi will hang out. Who knows.. It is still pretty early. But what happens next will be exciting, I have had a lot of fun going over the story board!
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>>4678956
Man name could be Kahuna for a wise man or shaman or a very large wave.

Hunter name could be whatever the consensus is
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>>4679145
Kahuna always seemed more like a title for someone than a name which is why I would not recommend it
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>>4678956
>Kaiko Whaitiri
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>>4678956
>Hunter: Kaiko
>Man: Whaitiri

Strong current because we hunted fuckoff sea monsters to do everything, and thunder personified because of our powers and our Haka
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>>4679336
>>4679307
>>4678984
It's looking like Kaiko Whaitiri.

I hope I am not moving this along too quickly with too few votes. That being said- the culture, and how long we are going to be on the planet may indicate us having a lot of names.
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The Tattoos do not take as long as you thought. The Tattooist, learned in his art and almost supernaturally skilled is quick. When he is done, he unveils the mirror, which you found in a wreck and brought up. You have grown since you last looked in this particular mirror. Or actually used a mirror. The water is normally how you see your reflection. You look, fierce. Your tattoos are perfect and he looks proud.

"Kolinaisi Kaiko Whaitri" He says nodding. "To let you know, that ink was done through my special tools from the black trees and the ink from the black stones. It will ward you against the spirits and give you great fortune. I don't do that for just anyone. I did it because, well, it aint everyday you tattoo someone who break a hurricane" He says and you smile and shake your head and you give him a good pat on the shoulder.

"Keli'i you are unrivaled in your art." You say

"Thanks Big Man." He says patting you on the back

"I aint the Big Man yet," You say and he snorts.

"You gonna be the Biggest Man. That shaman and we both see the same thing. You gonna be the Big man of this blue world. Your Father knows, it he is just so humbled by having you as a son he don't want to say it. I think You gonna change things." Keli'i says.

"Thats big words coming from you." You say to him

"I say what I know. I am a tattooist. I speak my mind. It is my job. You think I just hand out Tattoos? No. I illustrate the soul. I bring a man's story to life. Everyone in this tribe, has a unique tattoos, as every man and woman is unique. But yours? You have tattoos and rites that I will never do again. And I am proud. All you have done for this place. We haven't had a person starve since you been here with the sharks and food that you bring in. We have gotten treasures we haven't been able to get without serious trade! And you do it out of the good of your heart. You have the heart and soul of the greatest of chiefs. You have the biggest heart. That's how I know you will be big man. Because you are one that comet brought in a light into this world. Your father tells you this, in his own way, and I know your mother does too. Everyone in this village, is going to celebrate you becoming a man and tonight we all eat like big man because you slayed the Big Boy! You bring us Big Meanie!" Keli'i exclaims.

You think about it. Just by being kind and helpful, doing what you knew was right has improved the quality of the village but you never heard it the way Keli'i has said outside your family. You don't do this for praise though, but it feels good.

"Now go and scream your names aloud!" Keli'i the tatooist says with a smile
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>>4679708
You step out and shout out in a primal tone

"I AM KOLINAISI KAIKO WHAITIRI! RIDER OF THE COMET! SLAYER OF HURRICANES AND MONSTERS! I AM THE THUNDER AND SEA! TONIGHT I HAVE BY LAWS OF MAN AND THE VILLAGE AM TO BE ACKNOWELDGED BY THIS NAME! I INVITE ALL OF YOU TO COME TO MY FEAST OF MY NAME DAY!" You shout as you have heard many times before.

There is cheering and singing. Your father comes and hugs you.

"My son. This day, is the proudest day. I am overjoyed, and your Tattoos! I am honored by your choice. Jera isn't too far out a canoe scout saw sails far out. I heard you say you got business for the Shaman." Your father says


"Yeah da. It can wait if you need." You say.

"Na. I know what he want. Go. You got a mighty gift I think. The Shaman took a liking to you the day you get here. What he want from you anyways?"

"Two black trees." You say

"Aya! That aint no easy task! Those trees are hard to cut! You'd have better luck just pulling them over or knocking them down! And they don't float. That blackstone from the volcano gets into them. I think that old man has lost it. You want some help for that? I am still technically the Big Man till you take it up and can have a few men help you."

You think about it.

The shaman did not ask you to do this task alone, and it could save time. Plus company on the far islands is always welcome. Shoal Stoats can be a pain to deal with and muderbird eggs may be collected. You could also give gifts to Keli'i for the tattoos for using his black ink and for the Shaman for making your daggers so quick.

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> Go Alone
> Take two men with you
> Ask your father to come along
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>>4679708
>That being said- the culture, and how long we are going to be on the planet may indicate us having a lot of names.
>Skitarii: "Designation: 11th Primarch. Name: ...*Bzzt* Screw. That."
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>>4679730
> Take two men with you
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> Ask your father to come along
Father and son bonding time
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>>4679733

So not to spoil anything.

So on the planet of De'lormosa there are 30 greater sea monsters besides Big Boy. Who was the smallest.

You could have 30 names from the sea monsters alone.

Each time you would technically defeat a chief or enemy big man, you could take a new name.

So yeah. Custodes level of naming is possible.

I don't know if that's how this quest will go, but I enjoy the process.
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>>4679730
>> Ask your father to come along
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>>4679751
Like pokemon, gotta tame em all.
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>>4679730
> Go Alone
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>>4679751
>Kitten: "Ah, I see you are a man of culture as well."
Can't wait for their to be a Primarch Safari with Kolinaisi, Leman and Jaghatai someday

Also, I can see Kolinaisi beign a bit of an environmentalist due to the state of his homeworld, something he Fulgrim and Sanguinius can bond over
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>>4679829
Or he could be big on dumping everything on sea, afterall the planet couldn't have a looting culture without the loot.
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>>4679836
Honestly Kolinaisi hasn't left home much. So he hasn't developed much of a sense of the dumping.

YET.

There is still a lot to do before he goes a sailing and this chapter is going to be very interesting depending on what you guys choose.

>>4679756
Some you can theoretically befriend.
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I am going to tally and post in the morning

But so far

> Ask father 3
> Go Alone 1
> Bring two men 1

>>4679829
We'll see about a safari one day. I'm just happy people want to participate.
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>>4679730
>ask father

Time for good bonding
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>>4679730
> Ask your father to come along
Let's be one of the primarchs who had a nice family life. Like dorn or perturabo if he was not an anus to his adoptive kin
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4- Bring father
1 - Go alone
1- Bring two men.

6 total votes
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"Da, why don't you come?" You ask. And your father looks surprised, in a pleasant way.

"You haven't asked for my help in a long time son. I would be happy to help. Though some of them tools in your hut may help. You go search the hut I go get my big outrider boat. We'll get this done before we see Jeras boat." He says smiling and patting you on the shoulder.

You go quickly to your hut, which you mostly use as storage for various treasures you find.

Among your cache, there are weapons galore, in case the slavers returned. Many guns, though, not all with ammo- some don't need them. Many different bladed weapons that look they come from various cultures. Hammers of various sizes. Then you realize, the trident you could feel the electricity in it. Maybe you could go through some of the weapons that may be good for tree cutting, and testing for that electrical feel.

You also see various other things near your pod that are, also somewhat neatly organized for what you have. You don't find anything immediately that seems to cut down trees, but you found some things that look interesting. So you put them all together that you could take after testing each thing individually for an electrical feel.

You think you can get one item for you and one item for your dad if you want to be efficient

> A very large Axe with many teeth and and a motor on it.
> A very crazy looking sword that kind of glows
> A different sword that has no tip but you can feel many teeth on it
> A two headed axe, that has no teeth, but the electricity almost sings through it, and it looks very sharp
> A strange looking device that is connected to many different cables and an engine that takes you both hands to lug
> A set of really big gloves that have claws and the things with chains on them
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Our weapon
>A set of really big gloves that have claws and the things with chains on them
Dad's
>A very crazy looking sword that kind of glows

Explanation, dad's sword can at least be turned off (I hope) so he can make use of it unpowered to limit damage if possible

And pic related may be our fists/claws
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>>4680576
>> A very crazy looking sword that kind of glows
>>4680576
>> A two headed axe, that has no teeth, but the electricity almost sings through it, and it looks very sharp
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>>4680660
sorry, first one is dad, second is us.
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>>4680576
Our weapon is the one we use for cutting trees? Also can we produce enough electricity to power them fully? If yes on both questions, I choose this for us:
> A two headed axe, that has no teeth, but the electricity almost sings through it, and it looks very sharp
and this for father:
> A very crazy looking sword that kind of glows
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>>4680576
>Glowing sword

GLOW LIKE LIGHTNING!
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>>4680576
> A two headed axe, that has no teeth, but the electricity almost sings through it, and it looks very sharp
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>>4680968
Oh, and dad can use the chain axe.
No trees will be left uncut today.
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>>4680576
> A two headed axe, that has no teeth, but the electricity almost sings through it, and it looks very sharp
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>>4680576
The axe
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I am not going to make Axe puns but I must make sure that I specify this right

> Father takes the chain axe
> Kolinaisi takes the sharp two headed axe

Or do we want a different combo, because its this or the sharp sword.
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>>4681293
Seems fine to me.
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>>4681293
Forgive me if I'm wrong but I don't see anyone asking for the chain axe for the father though.
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>>4680973
Oh. Sorry I missed you.
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>>4681293
If we can't have a power sword, a power axe is fine
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Kinda sad no one but me wants the fists, only Rowboat, Kurze and Horus (with his single Claw) make use of Fist weapons
>>4681293
Seems okay
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>>4681317
We can always change weapons later.
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>>4681317
Don't worry buddy, those are a bit small, and your young, We will see them again.

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You grab the two axes, as one seems to have an internal permanent power source and the other seems to have a motor that you can probably jump start. So you test them both. The two headed axe comes to life, as does the toothed one.

When you get outside, your dad smiles.

"I didn't know we be fightan pirates." He says as you hand him the axe with the teeth.

"The trees are tough, we need good axes." You say and he smiles

"What about that one weird contraption you saved, it looks like it could cut down a tree." He says walking over to his boat.

"That weird contraption is bulky and shaped oddly and will swamp a canoe. Whoever figures out what it does can keep it." You say off handedly and your dad chuckles.

"So that's you, the Shaman or Jera. Something tells me that would make a mighty fine gift for Jera when he comes back with the goods and crew he brings." He says as you board his boat and you raise the sail.

"You talk so much about him, he's going to be giving me training as a pirate?"

"Nah. Not a pirate. A free man. He's gonna teach you the way of the far seas, the deep ocean. You gonna see the world. Then after that, you gonna be the biggest man there ever was." He says. You want to live up to that. But you don't know how the world operates. Jera will apparently mentor you in that.

"So how was the Big Boy as a fight my son?"

"I got him in one punch between the eyes, I punched him so hard the water went screwy like the spear shrimps do." You say and your dad whistles.

"Wish I saw it. That Big Boy and that Big Meanie gonna feed a whole lot of people tonight. Gonna owe you a lot. Lot of gifts." Your father says and you nod as the pair of you sail to the black island.

"Yeah, it's nice, but those gifts could probably go to the people who need the food the most."

"Exactly. That's part of being the big man. Someone gives you 100 pigs for your blessing on a marriage, you don't need 100 pigs. But you could probably find people who do." He says and you nod.

"Da, I have never seen anyone give us 100 pigs." You point out

"Our islands are too small for pigs, not enough space to wallow. They give us lots of chickens instead." He says

"Oh that's why that one day that man came with the canoes full of chickens." You say

"Aye." He says.

The two of you sail and joke and when you arrive at the black island you see near the shore two perfect trees for the job, but further in, you see black trees that have developed fruit, which may be something the Shaman may have use for. The black sand feels good against your feet, as it always feels good. You don't come to this island often enough.

"So what's the plan son?" Your father asks holding the axe.

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>> Cut down these trees near the shore
>> Cut down the trees that bare fruit
>> Go over retrieve the fruit, see if any seed pods are on the ground
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>>4681899
>Shake down the tree's for seeds to re-plant some seeds, Collect some fruit.
>Cut down the one's near the shore

Sustainability you know. No need to kill the fruit givers.
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>>4681899
>> Go over retrieve the fruit, see if any seed pods are on the ground
>> Cut down these trees near the shore
If the trees are rare than cutting them down is a bad idea.
>>
Also, as I understand it, Big men are just the guys with the food, who give it to other people so they give him authority and tributes, which in turn he can continue to use as a way to maintain his power?

Like a chief with extra steps?
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>>4681922
The wiki article explains it pretty well, but in our case for now it's like a chief with extra steps and some more things. You haven't met other big men yet.
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>>4681899
>> Cut down these trees near the shore
>> Go over retrieve the fruit, see if any seed pods are on the ground
And because I have a bad feeling, watch out for anything suspicious like predators.
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>>4681899
>Shake down the tree's for seeds to re-plant some seeds, Collect some fruit
.>> Cut down these trees near the shore
>> Go over retrieve the fruit, see if any seed pods are on the ground

Ide say take a seed or two to bring back to the shamans island. He can probably store them if we ever need the trees in future.
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>>4681899
>>> Go over retrieve the fruit, see if any seed pods are on the ground
>>4681899
>>> Cut down these trees near the shore
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>>4682011
>Shake down the tree's for seeds to re-plant some seeds, Collect some fruit
.>> Cut down *some of* these trees near the shore
>> Go over retrieve the fruit, see if any seed pods are on the ground
Supporting, with a slight change
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>>4682232
I believe the trees near the shore are atributed to the two already mentioned. Ide hate to vote for deforresting the place lol.
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>>4682245
You are correct in that assessment.
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I am going to wait a bit longer for the final tally but its looking pretty unanimous.
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"Get the fruits on those after we chop these down?" You ask and your father nods then looks carefully.

"Never seen that tree bare fruit before. We may need to check others. Some of it may be good, some of it may be bad. But all of em will have seeds. We will plant them here where chopped down the old ones ya?" He says

"Ya." You say approaching the other tree. Your father turns on the chain axe and gets to chopping it down, in a very fast matter, as the axe practically eats into it.

You flex your muscles, you feel the electricity as you activate the axe. It's as if the electricity is responding to you, working with you. You feel it pass through you and you direct the electricty, working with it. You feel the strength in your muscles, and your skin on your body. You aim at the base of the tree and take a chop. The mighty tree falls and lands near the boat as your fathers tree falls at the same time.

"Next time I use that axe!" He says patting you on the shoulder.

"Big man council is coming to my party tonight right?" You ask your father and he nods as the pair of you walk towards an almost orchard of fruit trees.

"Ya. You got gifts right?"

"Ya. I have a small cache. Not just Jera." You say and he nots.

"The fruit would be good cherry on top. and seeds too. How it looks, I say we can get at least one fruit for all four big men, ourselves excluded" he says with a laugh and a smile

"and one of each for the shaman, plus whatever seed on the ground." He says You smile and shake a few trees causing the fruit to come crashing down.

As this happens you hear a chirpping. The chirpping and greckling of a shoal stoat.
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>>4683319

You walk over as you collect the fruit and you see it. A drift of corpses. Animal carcases, and you realize they are probably left in Big Boys wake.

You see a Murderbird, A Gator, A Shoal Stoat and you see a shark dragging the gator into the water. Then you see whats making the chirping.

A shoal stoat kit. You go over to it.

"One less shoal stoat marauding food reserves."

"Yeah but we don't want to waste. We take the momma and use it for coats in case the cold come or if we gotta go far to the icelands." You say and your father nods.

"And the kit?" Your father says looking at you.

"What of it?" You say

"I have never heard of anyone successfully raising a shoal stoat. They are too wild, too hungry, and they get too big." Your father says

"Da they don't get that big." You say

"They get bigger than some sharks. They get longer than two men and some of them get taller than your mother. "

"And that would make an excellent mount." You point out.

"If you can feed it! I mean I know you are blessed with being able to go fetch a sea monster anytime you want a snack, but that thing will eat. A gang of them is a curse. But. You a big man now. You decide.

>> Take the Shoal Stoat Kit and raise it as your own
>> Leave it, let it eat off the island and go it's own way
>> Write in.
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>>4683322
>> Take the Shoal Stoat Kit and raise it as your own
The biggest pet for the biggest man.
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>> Take the Shoal Stoat Kit and raise it as your own
Vulkan: "I would like to pet this creature."
Stoats for eveyone!
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>>4683322
I don't think we can keep it since we are about to leave with Jera. Can we take it with us on a ship?
If so, why not.
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>>4683338
This is a good question deserving a good answer.

A shoal stoat is a sea otter that can get to be the size of a horse in extremely rare cases but mostly get up to 4 meters long and a meter tall. They have long life spans and Eat a lot of food but they are omnivores but mostly prefer fish and mollusks but will eat gator and shark. They live mostly on the shoals near islands. Their meat is tough and bad tasting but is good for bait. The fur is sleek, waterproof, luxurious and soft, and keeps warm. Their claws are a good for climbing wood boats. They can use tools with their opposable thumbs and are very smart animals. It would be possible to keep one as a pet on a large ship, like Jeras.
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>>4683347
Then yeah, lets take it with us.
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>>4683322
>>> Take the Shoal Stoat Kit and raise it as your own
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>>4683322

>> Take the Shoal Stoat Kit and raise it as your own

Russ's face when we meet and we show off our pet as a gigantic adorable blackhole for food.
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>>4683322
>> Take the Shoal Stoat Kit and raise it as your own
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> Take the shoal stoat kit as your own

You pick it up, and make some noises, and start petting it. The stoat seems a bit nervous, but it seems to actually like you.

"I'll keep it, I'll raise it." You say and your father rolls his eyes

"I don't doubt it. I just doubt it will be easy." Your father says and you look back and smile

"When is anything easy?" You ask

"When you do something, most of the time, you make it look easy." Your father says and you laugh.

You and your father drag the mother and the murder bird back to his boat along with the numerous fruits and seed pods you have gathered.

"Now son. Here's how we plant the tree." He cuts his hand, and puts the seed pod in his blood and then digs up a spot.

You do the same and put your pod in.

"Now the mana from you mixes with the island. Your spirit will always know here. Part of the island will grow with part of you. This is a good thing. Your mana is strong like fire and lightning. It will make this tree big as volcano!" He says. You smile.

"Good. Many people will be able to rest under it." You say.

It takes a few minutes to wrangle the non floating trees on to your fathers boat without swamping it but it is done correctly. The two of you sail to the shamans island.

"Da"

"Ya"

"You think these gifts gonna give our island a good bit a Moka from them?" You ask

"Your gifts? Ya. Lotta Moka. Good Big Man gifts. But you shouldn't give for the Moka, you should give because it's what is needed. Rising tide, lifts all boats son. You give much the mana of the world gives back. Moka is the nice thing, it's the cherry on top. But only a Big Man with a Rubbish Man heart think that way."

"Our island needs the Moka though." You say as you land the raft on the Shamans island.

"Oh ya. It need that. It also need some good rain, and some luck." He says.
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>>4683576

The shaman comes to meet you and your father.

"Ah you two. Thank you for the trees!" He says politely. You then toss some seeds and fruit and he smiles wide

"This is an unexpected boon! For this, I will craft you the finest weapon you have ever seen" He stops. Then thinks deeply.

"You have time for something more. Go back to your hut. Grab me three items. Then come back. I will show you my workshop." He says.

"Where's your workshop old man? This is a tiny isle with a hut and a tree."

"This isle is a workshop! Just you wait!"

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You go back to the island, but you must pick three artifacts from your hut to bring back.

>> Write ins only of what has been mentioned

EG the guns, the pod, the gauntlets, weapons, trinkets. But you must list. Take your time. And write in why.

3 items only, this is extremely important.
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>>4683586

Should we bring the pod?
If shaman is as old as we think he is, then he might have the technical knowhow to both dismantle the pod without destroying the components, copy its schematics and extract the databanks inside it.
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>>4683627
I will assist throughout this process but please keep in mind I am working an d phone posting. So my help may take a minute.
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>>4683586
It would be nice to know what artifacts we have on our hut.
Just linking to the post you mentioned them should work.
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>>4683655

>Among your cache, there are weapons galore, in case the slavers returned. Many guns, though, not all with ammo- some don't need them. Many different bladed weapons that look they come

>You also see various other things near your pod that are, also somewhat neatly organized for what you have. You don't find anything immediately that seems to cut down trees, but you found some things that look interesting. So you put them all together that you could take after testing each thing individually for an electrical feel.

I can inventory them additionally besides what was listed. A brief description for the items you want to know about and do not see .
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>>4683586
>Pod
Because it is a great source of knowledge and metal. Having part of it become part of our chosen weapon brings with it good juju.

>Gloves with claws
I like the melee option. But also because they have other uses, such as climbing or clearing debris.

>Our little knives
The thing that let us become the big man.
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>>4683586
>pod
>surfboard
>Knives
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>>4683773
What are those those interesting things you mentioned in the post?
Are all of the guns stubbers or is there some lasers or plasma?
I tought you had already said what they were in a another post, not that you would have to write from scratch, sorry.
Another question, do we need to specify to bring the axe or would it stay with us anyway?
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>>4684008
I will elaborate on the guns and other items.

> guns

You have a total of 20 small arms in a chest. 10 are firearms of various caliber and size. 5 are energy and plasma weapons of various types that require ammo flasks or munitions that you do have. 5 remaining are strange weapons that do not require ammo.

If you wish to learn more I can elaborate further on each individually, though that probably won't be untill much later tonight as that's on a file on my computer not on my phone.

> other items
These are gadgets that have various uses. Some of them require power sources some don't or at least you don't think so.

You have 20 "gadgets"

8 of them are unpowered and you have no idea what they do

2 are unpowered but you think they are used for communication

5 are powered by mysterious means and and have functions varying from detection of water and liquid in the ground, one is a sort of information slate on wildlife and fauna, one shows how to repair a peculiar type of space/sea/air boat one detects what kind of power source a powered object needs and the other charges other objects that need power sources

Three are powered by a weird acid substance and create a weird electrical field, each of a different size

One is capable of flight and recording moving images live and carrying small payloads of up to twenty kg

One is powered by wind and is capable of purifying water
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>>4683586
>>4684071
Well, having more knowledge I will vote for the pod, the water detector and the water purifier.
My reason being is that since ghe shaman is going to show his workshop, he is probably going to tibker with our things, so having the pod so he can decode it and maybe aid him qould be a good idea.
A water purifier would allow us to take longer trips in sea, and that will be useful when we join our second dad.
The liquid detector is so the shaman can maybe unite both of them so we have a single useful survival gadget.
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>>4683586
>The Pod
Because he might figure out something that we didn't know(did we ever took a look at it/used it?)
>The gadget that charges other objects that need power sources
So we can charge our other gadgets. Who knows, we might learn a way to do it ourselves.
>One of the gadgets that are powered by a weird acid substance and create a weird electrical field
I am curious if the weird electrical field can interact with our ability and how.
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>>4684267
I meant understand how to charge our other gadgets(and any future ones we might find).
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>Pod
>Knives
>Charger
We shoud also keep our cache of tech in safer locations to prevent them from all being destroyed or lost/stolen
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>>4683627
I can't believe I didn't answer this. Yes the Old Man knows a thing or two.

I will alter the deal a little bit.

Three things (which can include weapons)

One primary weapon.

Because technically that's what the old man said, and I what I meant to put down.

That being said this vote will be up much longer than other votes as I want a lot of participation. This will be important story wise, and I want to make sure those who want a chance to participate get it.

>>4683854
>>4683895
>>4684100
>>4684267
>>4684600

I am seeing many votes for our pod and knives.

If I was a clever person participating and not writing, I would say put all our goods we wish to take in the pod and when the old man sees it, just say it was the easiest way to transport it, knowing he may also look at it as well. But, I am only participating in the other primarch quest at this time, as I do not have much time these days.
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>>4684600
They are fairly safe, but you will find a good safe spot soon.
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>>4684902
sticking with
>pod
>surfboard
>Knives
i'm really pulling for the surfboard on this one. it's something thats sentimental but can also be practical.
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>>4684978
You know what. People haven't brought up the surfing much and it's a nice touch. I'll let the board be brought for free if people so choose because it's a nice write in

But I am going to be tallying and writing later tomorrow.
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>>4684600
>>4684100
Since he wants to tinker with our weapons, I will change to support this.
>>4684902
That would be smart, but it kinda feels likes cheating to me though.
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>>4684902
>>4684988
I am keeping my choices here:
>>4684267
I don't have a problem with taking the surfboard if it's a free choice and if I need to choose a weapon also, just take this:
> A very crazy looking sword that kind of glows
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>>4684988
not adding anything to my vote, just happy that the surfboard made it
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>>4683586
>Pod
>Surf board
>Charger
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Sorry for the long time between updates.


You go back to your hut, and on the way their you think about what to take with you back to the hut. The village is very busy, and the food looks like it will be excellent. You grab your surfboard, your pod, the strange device that gives an electrical charge to other devices and your knives. You row quickly back out to the island your father and the old man waiting.

"I see what you have brought. This interests me quite a bit." He says as you bring some of your most treasured objects to him.

"What are you going to do? What do you need them for?" Your father asks.

"Well let me show you!" The old man says and goes to his hut.

His hut is small, has a rudimentary bed and a stand, but it has a large brick forge.

Then he lifts up a small matt. It reveals some sort of door.

"We got to climb a ladder down come on." He says. You and your father shrug at each other. The climb down, is not too long. Then you get to a surface that feels different against your feet. Cold metal. It's something you are not used to. Blue light from hidden sources flickers across as your father and you stand in shock at all the sites. Many different devices, almost all of which you haven't been able to fully identify, line the interior of the "workshop." You recognize some of the designs from some of the "footage" from the pod. The shaman comes back.

"Old man, who are you?" Your father asks and you realize something.

"You aren't from here. You were always honest." You say.

"Correct! " The shaman says.

"What purpose, what moka, what, why are you doing this?" Your father asks.

"Quite simply, my life support is about to run out. I will die in a few years." He says this with a toothy grin, maybe his crazy as well as honest you think.

"Your son here has a chance of carrying on my legacy or at least keeping record of my life. I think he really form where I from! And that's important." He says pacing around and flipping switches and devices as you look at the various things around you.

"You see, I never got to see full pod footage, and there is a lot I don't know! But that pod there, it changes things. I may be able to see my home! See if my home still nice. This is the greatest gift! Family! And your son, if he is from where I think, he is family. My only family. So that makes the village my family." He shouts out

"So I will protect my Family! Give them the tools to learn!" The man says throwing a switch causing something deep below to make a low noise

"However, he must go with Captain Jera. This is his destiny, he must learn the way of the warrior, the way of the sea, he must know this planet." He says.

Your father looks cynically.

You smile and he looks surprised, and cringes a bit.

"You build him a weapon, what you gonna do with a surfboard and some doodads with some knives?" Your father asks.

"Oh you see. Give me a few days you see something amazing."
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>>4686944

"What about them trees?" You ask. He smiles and takes a bit of it and throws it in a strange fire pit. Multi colored lights focus on it and lay out a grid. He looks at some weird words on a screen and smiles.

"They can grow elsewhere on this planet! This is good! With this wood I will be able to infuse metal with the material. Make stronger things, make weapons, make powerful arms. Make armor." He says and he looks busy.

"I will make you twin weapons, something no chief has seen. I will give you great weapons."

"I don't know, I have some gauntlets out at my hut that have big claws and little tree cuttin bits." You say and the Shaman smiles.

"Bring me a few more things if you want, but not too much, I am going to be busy. But what you give me will be made into something mighty. I see what you need friend and I will make it for you." He says running around as you and your father try to track the mad blur that is the Shaman.

"Helping me is great. But what about my village?" You ask.

"This help protect the village. As long as I live the big scary boats don't come here. Dumpers don't come here. I got something that throws them off course. They can't find here. The only people that can find here have been here" He says and your father looks angry

"WHAT OF THE SLAVERS EH?" He shouts and the old man looks back.

"THEY COME HERE. YOU HAVE ALL THIS MAGIC AND MANA AND YOU CAN'T SAVE MY DAUGHTER? YOU CAN'T SAVE MY BROTHERS WIFE? EH? YOU HAVE ALL THIS AND THEY STILL FIND THIS PLACE!" Your father says about to leave and the shaman stops. He is no longer smiling.

"The slavers were aided. They were helped by someone from here. Even with all I have, if I went, they would find this place, they would have taken this and, while they couldn't get it flying, they would ravage all the other islands. Not just bitter shoals as they call it. If they took this place Ravi, your tribe, your people, the good people would be gone. With the slavers there is a chance they are all still alive, especially one as young as your daughter" He says to your father who a single tear has fallen. Your father looks at you, then the shaman then he pulls something from his pouch and slams it down on one of the metal tables.

"Old man. You had better make this worth it. You owe our people a blood debt. You are worse than rubbish man if you do not. You must redeem yourself. I will meet you outside son. " He says to the old man who looks sorrowful now. Your father climbs up the ladder.

You look at the old man sternly.

"What he says is true. I have failed my family. I will try my best how I can. In my day I was a man of science and learning, and briefly a warrior. I will use everything I can to help you make this world better. I will arm you with tools before you go with Jera. I need to see something first. If you allow I would like to see if I can do something with the Pod I haven't asked before."

"What is that Shaman?"
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>>4686967

"We need to extract all the footage from the pod, including the security feed. This thing had a camera. We may be able to see where you from. Who you belong to. If you are starborn or you from where I come from. Then, when we know I will be able to plan accordingly." He says.

"Accordin to wat." You ask

"You think someone just lose a big man like you? They may come for you. But if you too far away, well then, that makes things different." He says and you nod.

"I like this planet though. I don't care about being starborn or whatever. I was raised by the waves, by my father and respect the way." You say.

"That may be. Which is good. You have been taught the way of respect. You raised right. That really good. It mean you the right person to fix this planet. If you fix this planet, you can fix this system. Fix the dumpin." He says.

"Yeah, the bad tide and dread storms would be nice to stop." You say, noting how people from outside this planet make this planet a worse place to live.

"There are many factors, I haven't been able to fully explore this planet. I have been stuck here. However, if you map certain things, with Jeras help, I imagine I can help one last time before I die." He says

"Old man how you help? Tools can only go so far. Weapons so far. You need hands to wield them. All this is great, but you say when you die the protection stops. Can you expect to teach everyone how to do" you motion around to the ship

"How you stop the slavers. How you stop the sirens when they come this way. How you stop big the ships." You ask.

"I won't but your tribe will." He says

"You say that, but it looks like a tall order for even a real big man." You point out

"Ah yes. That's true. But you be seein soon." He says pressing a final button.

"If you allow, If you good, I wanna see the footage, but it's bio locked. You will be the only one to open it. If you do, things will change."

"How long this gonna take?"

"You'll be done before Jera get here." He says.

>> Unlock the Biolock
>> Ask to do it later
>> Refuse
>> Write in
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Also once again sorry for long time between posts!

I hope everyone is doing alright.
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>>4686979
>>> Unlock the Biolock
why delay?
>>4686981
nice to see you Gramps
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>>4686979
>> Unlock the Biolock
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>>4686979
>> Unlock the Biolock
Even if it's a trap I don't expect it to end this quest so why not?
>>4686981
For me it's okay as long as everyone has fun in the end (including you) it doesn't matter if it takes a while for updates. Just tell if you need to go for a really long time and you'll be probably fine.
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>> Unlock the Biolock
There's no time to waste.
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>>4686979
>Unlock the biolock

So what I'm hearing is we need to surf into slaver fleets and start cutting.
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>>4686979
>> Unlock the Biolock

Time to find out who we are.
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> Unlock the biolock.


You place the pod where the old man directs and you place your hand on what he calls a scanner. A blue white light goes over your hand.

The blank screen changes to one of gold and black.

"Interesting color choice for an operating system." The Old Man says. He goes to an item labeled something that interests you

"Security Camera Footage."

It is a menu with multiple headers and sub headers, it seems to go on for quite some time

"Let's start at the beginning." The old man says and you nod.

You watch a pair of men, one of them so large that he makes all other men around him look small, and several others begin fiddling with the camera.

"Camera Eleven, working!" A voice says in the background

"Good as to be expected. Life signs on my son?" The huge man the size of a small tree says. He looks a lot like you, different eyes, but you got the same hair and face, he older though so his face looks harder.

"Perfect as to be expected my emperor!" The man in the background says.

"I think I have thought of a name for my eleventh son. I'll will go over it with you later." He says as he leaves the view of the camera.

It goes on for long periods of this. Him coming in looking carefully, others around him then occasionally a woman will be by, you imagine that is your "mother" who will whisper things also.

And so it goes, for much of the footage, men in gold led by "your father" him occasionally saying things to you, then other nearby sons, the tenth and the twelfth.

One particular day on the footage, since you have been "fast forwarding" as the old man has said, a strange bald man in terrible armor comes by and looks at your pod. He cries. A huge man crying.

Days later there is commotion. Something starts moving your pod, it seems directed by your "mother". Then the pod flies off, but not before you see the planet where your from.

The old man his eyes wide.

"Terra." He says

"Terra?" You ask

"My old home. Terra. You and I are from the same place! Terra is still inhabited!" He cheers.

"With this we can do much! I will have you weapons and something special within a few days. So much work to do! So much work! Terra, it looks unified! It hasn't been that way before! So much to learn and do!" He is going from device to device.

"What do you need me to do?" You ask

"If you want go your party, go, your da is waiting." He says

"Your not telling me everything, there is something more isn't there?" You ask.

"Well yes, but if you want to chat, it's gonna take a while."
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> Go with your father, come back later
> Stay and chat see what he makes of all this.
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>>4687666
> Go with your father, come back later

Tell him we will come back directly after the party.
We should honour our social obligations so as not to ruffle any feathers, today is a special day after all.
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> Go with your father, come back later
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> Go with your father, come back later
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>>4687666
>Father
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>>4687666
> Go with your father, come back later
This guy is from before the age of strife.
That is a incredibly old age for a non-perpetual, specially considering the mortality rate during it.
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>>4687749
Indeed. He is ancient but there were semi perpetual individuals as well as tech shenanigans in lore that can explain. Though you guys will find out why soon.
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>>4687666
>>4687777
Almost forgot about something, this is important to note and add.
So I will add it as it was one of the options!
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While you are making your decision, the old man seems, younger. More spritely. More mobile. More able. You can feel the electricity sing around you, and you notice that it is almost as if he is partially attuned to the electrical parts of the ship.

You hazard that the old man doesn't venture that often past the island, but he has in fact in the past as you have seen him visit the village once or twice.

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> Ask the old man to come to your party.
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>>4687812
As much as ide like to invite him, we dont want our adoptive father getting drunk and getting the shaman in the shit.
Just bring back some of the feast food for the shaman to have.
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>>4687812
The shaman has a lot of work to do, don't want to distract him.
Ask if he wants any food or drink though, we can set aside some and bring it to him when we return.
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>>4687666
>> Go with your father, come back later
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>>4687825
>Just bring back some of the feast food for the shaman to have.

This is a good idea, and maybe talk to him about the ship, it's origins and what not
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"I'll bring you back some of that big boy eh?" You say and the Shaman nods his head with a smile.
"I got much footage to study, things to compare. Notes." He says and you walk up to the ladder and climb up quickly out of the hut and you hear something distant.

Your father looks at you sternly.

"What did the shaman show you?" He asks.

"Nothing too new. He showed me much, I learned where I came from." You say and you hear the noise a bit more clear. Singing.

"Jera. I hear them." You say

"Ah they singing. And it's a fun song. That's a good sign." Your father says.

"Whose Jack?" You ask

"Who knows, but it's one of Jeras names." Your dad says as you hop onto his boat.

"What kinda name is Jack?" You ask your dad and he sort of makes a chauff as he spits up something from his canteen.

"It's the name of the pirate he killed. Captains like him will take the name of the fiercest captain they have slain. Jack is also what most people know him as. Our island will always know him as ol' Jero Avidulla or Jerah Green eyes." Your dad says.

"How many names does that man have?" You ask as the pair of you row as the song gets closer and your dad has to think about it.

"I honestly think it's ten names last time I check just from killin pirate captains, plus his Big Man name." Your dad says.

"So he a captain and big man?" You ask.

"Aye. He Do both, he the pirate captain of our islands and our people, so he a big man. Though he became a big man first. He was big man before me, but for different islands, he would always be a visiting. You gonna meet a few people tonight My son. Don't focus only on ol' Jerah Jero Jack or whatever he usin as his main name today." He says.

"Which do he prefer?"

"Jerah is for us. Jero for other villagers, except your uncle." Your father says. You look out and the singing changes, and it sort of resonates, the song about coming home. You see the members of the crew, all of them are wearing various arm bands, all of them are tanned and all of them look happy. And you recognize the most resonant voice of the singing, is Jerah.

The people still sing and wave at you and your father as your boat and their boats arrive at the same time.

"Permission to stow boats here big man?" Jera says

"Aye ol friend" Your father says. You can see other boats, that look to be clearly from the other island people.
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>>4688239

The pair lock arms and hug. The pair smile

"Damn the sight, by storm is that the child of the storm?!" Jera says looking at you

"Aye that's my son Kolinaisi Kaiko Whaitri, Slayer of the Big Boy and Big Man that you meeting." Your father says proudly causing Jera to smile

"The Big Boy! Well I am glad I am adding him to my crew! Greatness this one is destined for, oi Johan, this the comet rider right here!" Jera says to a smaller man who looks a bit surprised.

"So how was the contract this time?" Your father says.

"Ravi, I aint gonna yank ya round." Jera said sternly and Johan rolled his eyes nearby as Jera began to laugh.

"We did a good pull. We did a damn good pull. We took down some Slaver ships and freed some slaves. Some native girls, we got you food and rum, some weapons and some good things." Jera says.

"And seriously we may have a lead on the slavers that took your daughter." Johan adds to which Jera looks back sternly.

"You find them, you either find my girl or you make them feel my loss." Your father says.

"You know how these hunts are Ravi." Jera sighs.

"I know, but we both made our pacts. We have a covenant." Your father says and Jera looks back. He looks in a way not even your uncle does.

"I honor our pact. I honor our pact in front of the black one, and in front of the big men. I do not forget it." Jera says and your father squares up with Jera.

"I hope not. I have fulfilled my end of the pact, you must yours." Your father says and Jera almost visibly snarls then sighs low and hands a piece of parchement to your father.

"It's our next contract." He says, and your father looks and his eyes widen.

"That is them." Your father says loudly.

"Aye" Jera says lowly

"They aint too far away." Your father says a bit happier

"Aye." he says in a tone that is a bit faster

"You come back here after this. When the deed is done." Your father says

"Aye" Jera says in a lighter affirmitive tone

"Thank you Jera." Your father says.

"You are welcome. Now I got some matters to attend to before this feast." Jera says as another canoe with many others arrives causing your father to walk over and greet them.
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>>4688257
Many of the people seem to be offloading a lot of things from the boats, men and women alike.

You see your uncle looking among the crew as various crew members go to warmly greet the people of your village. Then you begin to notice that various villagers are looking for crew members.

Crew members that are not there.

Your uncle, he looks sadder than normal, as does your cousin.

Your father waves you over.

"My son, this is the council of Big Men, how they all managed to fit on one boat is beyond me." Your father says causing them to laugh.

"Ravi told us much about you Kolinaisi Kaiko Whaitri. You have done a lot, your actions are felt in our villages as well." The oldest says.

"And we feel already that you are able to be big man, and we heard you have gifts for us?" One that has extremely ornate facial tattoos and is incredibly muscular says.

"I do. Do you mind if I go get them for you after the feast, I think it will be better then." You say and they smile. The shoal stoat you have rescued has stopped sleeping in the bag that you have had and has come up to look around.

"Ah a baby shoal stoat. You gonna try to raise that?" The oldest says.

"Aye. I think I got the mana for it." You say and the man laughs.

"I am Chief Kai of Big Island." He says introducing himself with a nod.

"I am Rawiri of the hard shoals. Your actions proceed you young man" The Muscular one says

"I am Makatta, of the floats and you took care of a menace, Big Boy killed my daughter." He says.

" I am Chief Etera of the fire shoals. Your father has never looked happier." He says offering you his hand which you shake firmly.

"Seven big men including you Kaiko Whaitri. This has been long time. Not happen in many years. Seven big men is a weird balance." Chief Etera says.

"Why is that?" You ask

"Well there is only room for seven big men if one of them is the Big Mens Big Man. If we at war." Makatta says.

"So that means for me?" You ask.

"Well we been at war with the slavers for a while. But we gotta have a callah and Jera always out at sea." Chief Kai says and you nod.

"So that will be tonight?" You ask.

"Nuh. It take a few days I think" Chief Kai says.

"We gonna go make the rounds, you go be young. Tonight your night." Chief Kai says
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>>4688280
You have a lot to do!

Pick one of each category.

1st.
> Check your hut, see what gifts to give.
> Talk to your Uncle see what's wrong
> Talk to Jera try to know him better

2nd

> See who else is here try to talk to the pirates
> Talk to Rongo, see what he thinks about the fruit you got
> Snag some food for your young shoal stoat

3rd

> Go see some of the gifts brought by the Big Men
> See how your mother is
> Maybe check the sky for the storm, see if it's gonna swing your way
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>>4688284
> Talk to your Uncle see what's wrong
> Snag some food for your young shoal stoat
> See how your mother is
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>>4688284
> Talk to your Uncle see what's wrong
> Snag some food for your young shoal stoat
> See how your mother is
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>>4688284
>Uncle.
>Food for the Stoat
>Mother

Family, first and foremost.
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>>4688284
>> Talk to your Uncle see what's wrong
>> Snag some food for your young shoal stoat
>> See how your mother is
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> Talk to your Uncle see what's wrong
> Snag some food for your young shoal stoat
> See how your mother is
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> Talk to your Uncle see what's wrong
> Snag some food for your young shoal stoat
> Maybe check the sky for the storm, see if it's gonna swing your way
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So when we gonna break it down into 'Your Welcome'
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>>4688855
When we get stuck in a barren place, then get woken up by a singular girl trying to get us to come and murder a fire daemon
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>>4688926
>>4688855
>M41/42
>Inquisitor: You DARE to say you are the Primarch of the XIth Legion? That is HERESY!!!! *BLAMs*
*Does nothing to Kolinaisi*
>*Kolinaisi reaches out and closes the barrel of the Bolt Pistol with his index and thumb*
>Kolinaisi:
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>>4688284
>> Talk to your Uncle see what's wrong
> Snag some food for your young shoal stoat
> See how your mother is
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I am noticing a trend of family. This is good.

You go to your uncle and your cousin. They both look-- worried to say the least.

"Uncle what is wrong?" You ask and your cousin looks over to you, and your Uncle then is taken a back in sudden realization.

"You don't know about Kaiali'i. My wifes sister. She was blood mad with revenge. We both couldn't go to avenge my wife. Not with my daughter. I didn't want her to be raised without a father to protect her. I stayed behind, knowing Kaiali'i was a great fighter, an able sailor, and a good friend. She went out the night you came in, with Jera." Your uncle says

"And you don't see her, here." You say.

"That's because the big oaf aint lookin at the right part of the island!" and womanly voice shouts from behind you. Your uncle turns around and the look on his face is much less severe. He looks pleased, as your cousin runs to the woman.

She is tall, muscular and lean, her hair has some reddish highlight from the sun, and much like the rest of the crew she wears multiple arm bands and has many scars. It doesn't hurt her features, it makes her have her own beauty. She smiles as she lifts up your cousin then hugs Your uncle. The embrace lasts for a long awkward moment, at least for you. This important part of your family remained un-named, and rarely talked about. You notice your father only rarely mentions his daughter, but has never said the Name.

"You the comet rider?" She asks as you and you nod

"You lost me a bet!" She says when she comes up and punches you in the gut. Playfully.

"How so did I lose you a bet?" You ask.

"I thought you'd be taller by now." She says causing you legitimate surprise.

"Kaiali'i this is Kolinaisi, he's a big man now." Your uncle says to her and she sighs.

"Yeah, he big, but he aint the big man I care about right now." She says pulling on your uncle and the pair wander towards your uncles hut. Your uncle looks back smiling

"It would be an immense shame to miss your nephews dinner!" You say

"Oh don't worry I won't miss it!" He says and you smile.

The shoal stoat looks up at you from the bag. It is making a noise that you instantly recognize as one of hunger.

You wander over to near a table where other food has been laid out as gift. While your food is the main course, Rongo is not quite done with the Big Boy or the Big Meanie.

You are able to see a small plate of smoked fish and jerked murder bird. You pull some of the Jerked bird down and hand it to your shoal stoat.
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>>4689696

As the stoat nibbles at the food, you notice it's really hungry, but the amount of jerky should be able to hold it over for a while. You pull it out of the bag, and begin treating it like a pet. You begin to pet it and feed it the food, and as you do some of the pirates look at you surprised.

"Those things get big." Johan, the quartermaster says from beside you.

"Yeah, that they do." You say and Johan nods

"But the thing is, most people don't realize is that aside from being really intelligent, they are exceptionally loyal to those that feed it." Johan says

"You got some experience raising these things?" You say and Johan gives an odd chuckle.

"Nah man. I seen them used for hunting and people raising em. Nobody I ever knew who had one as a pet was decent. Everyone I knew who had one, raised em as assholes. Scary when they are fucking big. The problem is they live really long time. And they just keep gettin bigger. Then most of the time, the shoal stoat realizes that the owner is being an asshole, but is big enough to eat the owner." He says looking at you in a way that implies he is trying to scare you

"Thing is I don't intend to raise it like an asshole." You say and he looks at you skeptically.

"Oh what's it's name?" He asks.

"Haven't named it yet. Just found it today." You say and Johan gives you a look

"First off, mate, it's a she. Second off, it's really young and looks like it may have been the runt of the litter. It's gonna require a lot of attention." He says before handing it some of his fish

"Finally they prefer fish the most. They can chew it easier. All that, not trying to get at ya. I am trying to make sure that the person who is getting on my boat isn't a damned fool." Johan says and you nod back.

"I thought it's the captains boat?" You say and Johan giggles.

"Ah. Nah. Nah lad. Boat's owned by the crew, and I am the one who is most of the time responsible for fixing that monstrosity. Captain is in charge of battle. Quartermaster is in charge of logistics and in my case, repairs." He says and you nod.

"What about the first mate?" You say and he chuckles again

"Not on every ship. Our ship roles are elected, we didn't think we needed one." He says

"Clearly I have much to learn of piracy." You say and he makes another noise before tossing some fish to the Shoal Stoat

"Technically we aint pirates. We work on behalf of the tribe and one of the floating cities, so we are privateers. If we weren't sponsored, we would be pirates. Also don't say pirate most of the crew don't appreciate the comparison." Johan says and you nod

"What other advice do you have on this little girl?" You say lifting the stoat up, which he starts petting.

"Once it gets big, don't show weakness around em. She'll be able to smell fear from a good ways out and they usually go for it, and they are nasty to clean up if you don't feed them right, so try to stick to the fish." Johan says walking off
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>>4689719
You then go visit with your Mother who is nearby.

"Oh look at my Big Man's Tattos! Just like his fathers! Though they look a little more, aggressive." She says and you smile

"Might want to do something flashy with your hair with them tattoos though- and for the love of your momma's momma don't go bald. My sweet son with tattoos like that and your hair you were not meant to be a bald man." She says and you laugh a bit.

"I'll do my best Ma." You say and she hugs you.

"You look so handsome! I love the names you chose, they are so brave. And your gonna be leavin on that boat tomorrow!" She says

"I don't think so I think it's gonna take longer, old man of the isle was saying he had something for Jera so it would take longer, and the Big Man council said it's gonna take longer." You say and she smiles

"Good." She says and she looks at the Shoal Stoat you are carrying

"You trying to raise that?" She asks

"Ya"

"Well if anyone can, it's you." She says and you smile before giving her a peck on the forehead

"Thanks ma. I hope you like the dinner! I got Big Boy because you brought him up!" You tell her and she really smiles.

"Thank you for that." She says in a very pleased voice. She looks very proud of you, but she is crying a bit. And you know its because you are going to be leaving soon.

"It's okay Ma, we will come back a few times I am sure." You say

"Big Men are making a council and there are seven of you. That only means war." She says

"I'll be fine." You say and she nods.

"I know you will be." She says hugging you tightly

"Now go I am sure you have a lot to do tonight left before the feast is called and there isn't much time left! Like what gifts did you get those big men?" She says

Oh. That little task.

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Well what now?
Pick one, as the time is limited
> Get the fruit first then the weapons after dinner
> Go pick out the weapons now, get the fruit to them as a dessert
> Ask your father for a little bit of gifting advice
> Study the big men briefly before picking out their gifts
> Write in
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>>4689746
Go pick out the weapons now, get the fruit to them as a dessert
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>>4689746
>Study them first then pick out the gifts.
>Ask da advice if he is around

If one seems warlike, they will prefer weapons.
If one is more contemplative or has the body of a farmer (different muscles built up) they may prefer the seeds.

Since seeds are a premium on island nations, given if they go extinct then you're screwed. So the fruits with seeds are good. Anyway, we also want to know the etiquette of gifting.
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>Study them first then pick out the gifts.
>Ask da advice if he is around
This is good

And I too noticed the trend of family in choices, this will help us once we meet our 'Blood' family
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>>4689768
Smart.
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>>4689746
Supporting these.
>>4689768
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>>4689768
supporting
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>>4689746
>> Study the big men briefly before picking out their gifts
it says pick one so ima pick one
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>>4689961
Didnt read that.

>>4689774
Remove asking dad.

Studying them shouldnt take us too long, but talking to dad would. We can tell most of what we want from the 5 of them just by observing their bodies and their interactions.
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>>4689774
Scratch the Ask Dad didn't read the only one part
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>>4690358
>>4690237
>>4689961
>>4689821
>>4689774
>>4689768


There is a lot of popular support to do the two. If you write it in as doing both but acting really quick, as you are a primarch, it could be done. Granted it may mean your dinner etiquette is off.
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>>4690366
If combining both would take too long just do
>> Study the big men briefly before picking out their gifts
Primarchs can be pretty smart so we probably would not need anything more.
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>>4690450
>>4690358
>>4690237
>>4689945
With people's prior support and vote I think I know what to write


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You walk around near your father's sandstone table, which you now realize why it is designed the way it is now that there are six men, and a room for a seventh.

You listen and notice a few things,

Chief Kai and Makatta, are the only ones who could actually use the seeds as big island is the only island besides your own set that the trees can grow well and the floats have just enough space for an orchard. Conversely they both could use something to help them fend of pirates a way off, and you have just one gun that fits that description.

Rawiri who is apparently now the second youngest big man, thanks to you, has a bit of a problem with moving things around up and over to places on the tall houses of the hard shoals, the flying carrier device could be good for it, or honestly he may like your gauntlets as they would fit and help him climb.

Chief Etera of fire shoals has a problem with his goat herds (which you think is why he brought some goats to your island) one of which is the fact that keeping the water pure and keeping the goats in line. You think honestly the water purifier could work wonders for him, but you also think he may be bragging about the goat herds size and he could use a new weapon since both his spear and long gun look a bit aged and beat up.

Your dad was on the money with Jera, you think the big device would solve the shop maintaining his boat.

And you have a gift for your father you have been waiting to give for a long time.

You go back to your hut quickly but you still have some decisions to make.

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Each one has two options, there are mistakes that can be made here, but a primarch is expected to make hard calls.

> write your choice for each Big Man and why.
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>>4690625
Kai is oldisthest, so I assume that to mean past his prime. So offer him the seeds to contribute to his community while his body cant. Legacy you may say.
Give the long gun to Makatta by process of elimination.

The flying carrier device is good and would be useful to all individuals that use it, but may be seen as playing favorite. So give them the weapon come climbing tool.

Eterra is the muscular man I think, which means that we should give him the weapons if we wish to appeal to him personally. But if we want to appear generous then give him the water filter with our wishes that we hope it fixes his issue, which means that he cannot publicly demean us for his lie.

Jera and fathers gifts are apparently easily sorted.
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>>4690676
To be fair Rawiri is the more muscular one, but honestly even Kai is a pretty buff old man. Etera is muscular but not as much as Rawiri.
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>>4690676
This anon's idea sounds good.
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>>4690676
All good ideas though I'm concerned that weapons will be seen as gifts to the individual(since only one usually uses them) while gifts like the flying carrier device can be used by the whole community. I don't have any better ideas though so I'm supporting these. Food for thought for the rest of the posters here.
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>>4690699
Obviously people who are under threat by pirates will appreciate weapons regardless.
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>>4690699
Well, they are going to make a war council, so having weapons can be considered good for the tribe too.
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>>4690711
Of course. However aside from the people with pirate problems, the others might prefer gifts that help their community in general rather than war exclusively. I;m not sure, just presenting that possibility.
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>>4690699
>>4690729
While you are right, Big men work on a system of giving crap to other people to make shit happen and secure loyalty.
The long range gun for example being used by another would help them all out, even if Makatta isn't the one to use it personally.

I think giving our reasoning as to the gifts we give would help out here. Rawiri being given the lightning claws because he is incredibly strong and it makes sense to give him a gift to help his domestic issue while also granting him a weapon that he may use frequently at once.
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> actual debate about the options
>discussions about how big man systems work

I am very pleased with this and I am happy with the participants of this quest.
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>>4690676
>Kai is oldisthest, so I assume that to mean past his prime. So offer him the seeds to contribute to his community while his body cant. Legacy you may say.
>Give the long gun to Makatta by process of elimination.
>The flying carrier device is good and would be useful to all individuals that use it, but may be seen as playing favorite. So give them the weapon come climbing tool.
>Eterra is the muscular man I think, which means that we should give him the weapons if we wish to appeal to him personally. But if we want to appear generous then give him the water filter with our wishes that we hope it fixes his issue, which means that he cannot publicly demean us for his lie.
>Jera and fathers gifts are apparently easily sorted.
Supporting
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>>4690738
Okay so in the case of chief Etera, if he is really having a problem with his goats the the water purifier will be a good gift(although that is probably a good gift to anyone not having ready access to clean water) but if he is simply boasting, then he would prefer a weapon won't he?
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>>4690676
Im up for supporting this. Go the full hog as it were.
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>>4690829
That may be true, in which case it is his boasting that got him his gift, not our fault that we believed him.

But nobody is going to complain. Anyway, his weapons are old which makes new weapons an easy choice.
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>>4690936
Except as it says here:
"Each one has two options, there are mistakes that can be made here, but a primarch is expected to make hard calls."
which means that if we make a mistake some people will likely complain or do something worse, although we will see what do do when/if something happens.
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>>4690979
Allow me to rephrase. If the man boasts and brags about having loads of goats and then saying he has a problem drinking water due to the amount of goat shit in it, we then offer him something to fix that problem and outright say that we hope this helps alleviate the suffering of his peoples, then if he was to go on to complain about getting a crap gift nobody can reasonably blame us for taking a man at his word. And anyone who does is not being reasonable, but also opening up their own can of worms in that they lie about the most innocuous things so they cannot be trusted with anything if great import.

Establishing ourselves as someone who is generous and made moves to help is only going to end badly for the other party when they start getting uppity.
"Oh my children are so well fed they are getting fat, so much they now have heart disease"
'Here is some medicine'
"Why did you give me heart medicine!?"
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>>4691035
You understand big man politics well I see!
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>>4691056
Face and reputation, the two things you should never risk without ample reward.
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>>4691035
Okay thank you for the clarification. I guess I'm worrying over nothing. Even if something happens, we can deal with it then although these Big Men look like good people so there shouldn't be any/big problems.
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>>4691066
It's no problem. I am always willing to explain the reasoning behind a plan, it helps others find flaws I may have missed.

But yeah, they are all friendly so far. Let's hope it stays that way.
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>>4691056
>>4691060
So basically, it's a system based on honor, reputation and gifts given to people to earn their allegiance? Does that mean that the leader is the one who makes the best gifts along with the best reputation?
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>>4691080
For out purposes and what is on the planet yes. With a huge helping of reciprocity and leading by example. I am using as much big man and island culture as possible, but to be quite frank, some of it can't really translate to the planet we are on as much as it could if it wasn't 40k. However I have also included some cargo cult elements and other fun things that are going to pop up. Honestly this planet an Hershk I hade the most fun fleshing out.
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>>4691080
Big men have gifts to give to other people, like food and gear. But they arent gifts, they are payments to the people of the island that declares that you can take care of them.
So long as you can keep this up, you are the big man, given authority since you know what you are doing.

As the QM said, you are mostly right but reputation doesnt give you authority, it just makes people follow you because they like you. Nothing too special about that.
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>>4691091
And as a minor note, a good quality in a big man is recognising what someone needs and getting it to them. Like a merchant, or to use our Da's words "if someone gives you a hundred goats for a blessing, you dont need a hundred goats. So find someone who does and you will secure your position."

It's a weird mindset between merchant, diplomat, resource management and logistics quartermaster
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>>4691088
I'm looking forward to what you have in store for this quest then. Is there a chance in the future, without revealing spoilers and obviously if people vote for it, that we will visit the planets we didn't pick in the beginning of the quest?
>>4691091
So something like a pre-election politician paying to buy the votes of the people but also leading by example.
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>>4691099
Yes, except actually honest when they said that they will take good care of you if you throw in your lot with them.
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>>4691097
Missed you by a few seconds. I'll wait and see how it works as we move forward then.
>>4691088
>>4691091
>>4691097
Thank you both for your explanations.
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Okay, It's looking like we are going for a certain route. That's cool. The next write up is going to be pretty detailed and will take me a while considering the previous options that were taken- which has lead to an interesting event very early on! Neat!
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You grab the water purifier, the gauntlets, the long gun that requires no ammo, the seeds and you grab the big hulkin object that you have only tested a few times. Finally behind your chest of treasures, in a hidden compartment the gift you got for your father.

You come walking over to the now apparently almost ready feast where slim rongo has blown the conch, marking it’s time to eat.

At this point, traditionally, if you are correct you give gifts to the Big Men who have paid tribute to your village, which you think is everyone, as you haven’t actually gone through what tribute they have given.

You come up with the gifts.

“Chief Kai. I give you the gift of a lasting legacy, seeds for your island of the black tree that bares fruit.” You say and Chief Kai’s eyes grow wide.

“You give me, the sacred black tree seeds?” He says. You look briefly at your father who nods, letting you know this is a good and honorable gift.
“Ones that bare fruit. Your island can grow them too now.” You say and he smiles and puts them in a small bag

“Rawiri, I give you these Gauntlets. They are great for climbing, chopping down wood, handling enemies, and--” you briefly activate them to show him how they work causing Rawiri to laugh a mighty laugh.

“This is exactly what I need and will help my village! Thank you!” He says excitedly.

“Chief Etera.” You look at him and he looks up to you a little lazily with a sideways look

“You probably need this with all them goats where you are at.” You say putting the water purifier down near him. He looks at it and his features grow hard. He looks at you sternly. He then laughs and hugs you.

“THIS ONE GETS IT!” He says happily . “Yes this is exactly what my village needs! You raise a good one Ravi!” Chief Etera says.

“Makatta, I give you a long rifle that needs no ammo. It is very accurate and destructive. It would be helpful in warding off pirates, beasts, and I think it would suit you and your people well.” You say and he looks at it carefully studying it.

“I haven’t seen tech like this before, I will have to test it out. Maybe hunt one of those murderbirds.” He says and you nod.

“Captain Jera. I have for you this!” You say plopping down the device and Jera gives it a very strange look.

“Does it work?” He asks

“I have tested a few times. It works and functions at being able to cut material or mend material using either fire or plasma.” You say and he picks it up.

“I really do need one of these, they are just so hard to find a functional one. It is very appreciated!” Jera says fiddling with various switches on the device.

“Chief Ravi, Father.” You say and with a bit of a flourish you hand your father a gift.
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>>4691455
“When your son is gone, you may need something to help with protection, fishing, and the occasional tree chopping.” You say as you pull out the most special weapon you have yet found.

To call it an axe, would be to call a pigeon a murder bird. A guppy a Shark. The blade is long, and one sided, sharp and sturdy. You have yet to find something it cannot cut. But that is not the only thing it can do, and you fire the axe like a rifle, and a pale green bolt of light comes out hitting the sand near the shore creating glass.

“My son, your gift honors me, I am most appreciative of it- and I will need something to make wood chopping easier with you gone with Jera.” He says, showing the big man face. But you see in his eyes that he is sad, but is overjoyed at the gift.
“As host of this party on my day, it is time to feast!” You shout out and people cheer happily. People come by and offer up gifts, which you respectfully decline the first time then accept after they insist.

You find out that the Goats are for you. Specifically these are the wool, milk and cheese goats, that taste terrible as a meat. This would be good for the village, providing additional food.

That Rawiri brought you an entire barrel of sweet honey wine

That Chief Kai brought many bags of rice and flour.

That Makatta brought you a very strange technological device that, actually functions in identifying what other strange technological devices do.

Captain Jera has brought you books, star charts, maps and many tools useful for privateering, and a portion of his share- which is some gold some gems and a very gaudy looking tiara, that you think you can melt down to a nice necklace for your cousin or mom.

Your father gave you the most simple gift. But one with titanic meaning. He crafted a very simple fishing kit and grappling boarding kit for when you would be on the open sea, that was made with some of the remains of your pod that were previously lost. It’s a touching moment you both share.

The Big Boy, taste quite delicious, and everyone is pleased with it.

The Big Meanie, is one of Rongo’s specialties, and taste just as good.

The Fruit Dessert of black fruits- is interesting. It’s like nothing anyone has tasted before, at least in an actual plant and not some metal ration. The texture is smooth and easy, the flavor is amazing and the Big Men actually are extremely pleased by this.

While the feasting is winding down, you notice something.
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>>4691456

The storm that has been brewing over the horizon and never really coming this way, that has been moving too slowly for a natural storm is getting closer. And you realize this makes sense, because the electricity is all wrong. It’s not natural. You can’t describe it, but you feel it. As it approaches, the others don’t realize it, the big men notice it, but there is no wind and rain just gentle approaching thunder.

But it is not natural. Something isn’t right. You feel it and it is as unnatural anything you have ever witnessed.

It grows closer and then you hear it. Singing.

Then your father notices it. And the other chiefs do as well.

Rawiri and you look concerned but then you see the slight look of worry and almost panic behind the facades of the others.

“Sea witches.” Chief Kai says

“Aye.” Your father says.

“What do we do?” You ask and Chief Etera looks at you

“How many of those really good axe guns you got?” He asks.

“Just the one I found, I have many lesser guns most of them work.” You say

“If it aint 100 it aint gonna work.” Chief Kai says

“They want something.” Ravi says

Then you feel it. One of them is walking towards you. You can feel the electricity from them. They are walking on the water towards you and the others cannot see it. But you sense it. It’s like it’s right there on the beach waiting for the right time to make a canny remark.

“Correct.” The voice says, a femminine voice, almost songlike, but something is amiss as it appears in all black robes.

“Witch!” Your father says putting the blaster end of the axe at the back of her neck.

“We come baring one gift, for the Big Man who rode the comet through a hurricane.” The voice says. The big men look off, they are clearly trying to protect you. Hide you from them. You know this will not work. She can hide her presence and you sense the others standing also invisible on the shore. Too many for this to be a clean fight or at least without hurting the innocent.
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“I am. Kolinasi Kaiko Whaitiri, Son of Ravi. Protector of these isles and these people. Big man. Hunter of monsters. Slayer of Storms. Surfer of Waves. And I don’t recall inviting you on my island.” You say and then Chief Kai smiles And the witch backs away quickly to the edge of the shore.

“You are correct indeed, as you have not invited us.”

“Nor your friends who are standing there. I may not be able to see them. But they there. All twelve of them.” You say and whatever illusion falls and the twelve other women appear standing on the water off the shore near the witch.

“We abide by the laws of hospitality.” The woman takes down the hood, revealing pale skin, red hair and green eyes. Something you have never seen before. While she is quite beautiful, you feel nothing. And you see as she tries to look in your eyes something happens. Something was supposed to happen, but something stopped it. You feel it in the tattoos on your skin, they briefly tingle and she is taken a bit back. Her green eyes widen.

“If you abide by the laws of hospitality then none of my people family, friends, pets, livestock or goods will be harmed or stolen.”

“I do.” She says.

“Then you alone are invited.” You say and your father looks at you with the look he gave you when he saw you sneaking dessert when you were a child.
“You bring the big man a gift. Then I must also give you one first. You say.” She looks at you.

“That is not how this works.” She then tries something again, yet invisible. The others don’t see it, but you feel it. Nothing. It’s like it washes off you. She seems frustrated then sighs.

“Is that the custom?” She says.

“Yes it is. Here a gift.” You toss an uneaten black fruit. One you set aside for yourself to try later.

She grabs it and as she catches it her eyes once again grow wide in terror.

“You consume these.”

“Ya. They taste good.” You say and her facial expressions contort.

“I accept this powerful gift.” She says.

“You are supposed to eat it.” Rawiri says in a very polite tone

She takes a bite, and then she visibly shakes in her body as her pupils go needlepoint then dilate. She trembles and lets out a moan and a rattle noise

“I didn’t think they were that good.” You say and your father gives a very strange look, as if he would laugh if the situation was not so tense.

The woman regains her composure. She nods and hands a chart. One that Jera instantly recognizes.

“This is the location of my peoples island. My mother would like to meet you and have a further discussion with you in the future.” She says.
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“Does the time matter?” You ask.

“It isn’t too pertinent.” She says

“I am going to be going on the accord with Jera soon. How long it take.”

“If we take our proper boat it would take two days at most.” She says

“Son you are a big man, this is your call.” Your father says and Jera nods.


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> Go with them, but under certain conditions (You may write them in)
> Tell them you will wait until your affairs are in order
> Tell them when you are done with your time on the account.
> Write in

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Take your time with this one!
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>>4691456
GAUSS WEAPONRY?! THE FUCK?!?!?! AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

>>4691459
Alright, so the eldari are here, Exodites it seems. Right, so they seemingly don't intend us great harm but they are still duplicious and attempted to control or alter our mind.

So I'd say that this is rather dangerious and we don't want to go without protection, my idea then is.
>Request about 3 days to prepare
>Ask that Jera holds anchor for a week and a bit, maybe 8 days? so that we may deal with this and call on his wisdom when we return. And make sure we can still join his crew and all.
>Inform the witch that she should stop trying to effect us, it didn't work the first two times, it won't work the third or the seveth.
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>>4691653
To quote a favored byline at my old job from back in the day on the Gauss weaponry, I can neither confirm nor deny. I said they dump all sorts of things on the planet. It could be old dark age tech and just a pretty cool beam weapon.

As for the Exodite theory is incorrect they are but human psykers that are seeing you at the moment. They are just of a hair color and skin tone that you haven't seen yet.
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>>4691761
I saw green eyes and red hair, immediately suspected eldar.

But anyway, it isnt a gauss weapon then, and by that I mean necron. It takes the best heretek in the galaxy a month of tinkering to get one to work
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>>4691458
> Tell them you will wait until your affairs are in order
Finish the feast, help the quartermaster figure use the tech so he can start repairing the ship, visit the shaman for our new weapon just in case we need to kill something big and then we go.
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>>4691459
I'd say go with them but after the end of the party. Be prepared for a trap, take provisions/come equipped but also keep the rules of hospitality. If they treat you well, bring a gift to them otherwise be wary.
>>4691849
No other people with these features in 40k?
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>>4691947
To be honest I also saw them as Eldar. I ask because I'm just curious.
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>>4691849
>>4691965

>Red Hair
> Green Eyes
> Pale
> Space Elfs.

Never thought of it that way, I guess there are different ways to say they are more space Irish as this world is almost exclusively influenced by various island cultures. Ireland is an island culture, though not the ones we are used to.
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>>4692004
It's just that most pictures I have seen in 40k with people with those features are always Eldar. I have yet to see a red haired Imperial.
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>>4692004
I mean fair enough, but these paddies arent drunk off their tits and immediately tried to use mind magic on us. So I hope you will forgive me.

Anyway the only thing close to space Ireland in 40k is the Tannith first and only. But they are space celts, not Irish
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>>4691459
> Tell them you will wait until your affairs are in order
We have to visit the old man and other odds and ends.
Im imagining that they were trying to incite lust, which would explain why we felt nothing, since primarchs are designed to be a-sexual.
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>>4692404
Or a psychic power, which our tattoo's were expicitly made to counter due to the inks.
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Okay. I am going to write this tomorrow in the morning, and wait for a few more votes and consensus.
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>Request about 3 days to prepare
>Ask that Jera holds anchor for a week and a bit, maybe 8 days? so that we may deal with this and call on his wisdom when we return. And make sure we can still join his crew and all.
>Inform the witch that she should stop trying to effect us, it didn't work the first two times, it won't work the third or the seveth.
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>>4692834
>>4692404
>>4691941
>>4691947
>>4691653

It seems like I almost have something to work with though I kinda want more votes, I can't expect too much from a newer quest where I post on weird schedules (Wait till I start hitting the gym again)
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"Jera." You say aloud and he turns to you

"How long can you stay anchored here?" Jera and Johan both look at each other and it's as if a wordless conversation passes between them.

"I know the crew will say another festival couldn't do us any harm. That being said the most I can honestly do is a week." He says and Johan whispers something to which Jera looks upset and passes a small bag to Johan

"However custom is a week and a day if it is an extra week. Losing me some money" Jera says causing Johan to let out a loud laugh.

"What you thinking son?" Your father asks. You then boldy walk up to the woman. She is a bit smaller than you maybe a little taller than your mother, not the tallest woman on the island.

"I must get my affairs in order if I am to leave with you. I need three days, many things are in motion before you came here. You came upon me as I was finishing my rites." You say and she nods in understanding.

"Then I shall stay here and wait for three days." She says, not in any mean or cruel way, but dutifully. Your father looks back

"Oh hell no! Chief Kai explain to those here whom have not been blessed with the visit of our guest what their usual tax upon an island is!" Your father says in fury.

"They take the most promising young man, and they leave with him. He never comes back. However, scouts and our Jera has seen where they go."

"They get sold. To slavers or pirates. They're changed." Jera says. This upsets you and you look at the woman and narrow your eyes.

"If you try any of your trickery on me again or anyone else on this island, I will literally throw you off the island to a shark. Hospitality dictates that I protect my kind having invited you. Also it doesn't work." You say and she nods

"I do give my oath that no harm, from myself or mine or anyone for that matter, will come upon yours while I am on this island." She says. You detect no trickery from her voice, and her intention feels calm.

"Then have food, your people are probably starving. You may stay and set up camp on sister island, as nobody is currently out there and it is within sight."

"Mine will. I cannot. I have made promises to family that I am not to lose site of you." She says. You nod.

Your father seems a bit upset, and you know why. His hatred for slavers is exceptionally strong, and you are feeding them.

They eat quietly, talk among themselves and the twelve others go to the island when done eating, which was almost impolitely fast. The one that revealed themselves to you however has not. The night is still young, and you still have quite a bit to do.
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>>4693030
DOH! Dropped my trip. Sad!
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You have multiple options and much you can do, pick what you want, however I ask that you put in order how you want to do it.

> Go talk to the shaman, see how the progress on the weapon is, or if he has anything to deal with this
> Talk to your Father, maybe formulate a plan
> Talk to the woman, find out why she is here, and why she was sent for you
> Talk to the big men council make sure they are all treated right
> Talk to your uncle, see if he has any experience with these "Sea Witches"
> Talk to Jera, ask him if you mind showing Johan how to use the device
> Write in
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>>4693030
And a bit of dialogue got cut improperly let me fix it.
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"If you try any of your trickery on me or anyone else on this island again -- I will literally throw you off the island and feed you to the sharks. Hospitality dictates that I protect my kind having invited you, futhermore that you are given safety having been invited, but that doesn't mean I have to trust you." You say. "Also It doesn't work. Your magic spells or sea witch powers have no effect on me, so please stop trying." You say and she nods thoughtfully.
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>>4693033
> Talk to the big men council make sure they are all treated right
> Talk to Jera, ask him if you mind showing Johan how to use the device
> Go talk to the shaman, see how the progress on the weapon is, or if he has anything to deal with this
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>>4693033
> Talk to Jera, ask him if you mind showing Johan how to use the device
> Talk to your uncle, see if he has any experience with these "Sea Witches"
> Talk to the woman, find out why she is here, and why she was sent for you
> Go talk to the shaman, see how the progress on the weapon is, or if he has anything to deal with this
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>>4693033
>Big men
>Jera
>Uncle
>Woman
>Shaman.

Out duty as a host is to ensure our guests, the Big men, are well protected and it doesn't hurt to see their reactions or thoughts.
Next though, deal with Jera and our uncle, both of them should have some information and experiences with the witches which we would do well to remember, maybe use it as justifications for our suspicion.
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>>4693033
> Talk to the big men council make sure they are all treated right
> Talk to the woman, find out why she is here, and why she was sent for you
> Talk to your uncle, see if he has any experience with these "Sea Witches"
> Talk to your Father, maybe formulate a plan
> Talk to Jera, ask him if you mind showing Johan how to use the device
> Go talk to the shaman, see how the progress on the weapon is, or if he has anything to deal with this
In this order we take care of the big men, we learn what the witches plan then talk it out with people, finish things here and leave to ask the shaman. Maybe see also if anything happens with the rest of our people before we leave, if they are comfortable with the situation, assuage their fears, see if they need anything etc.
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>Talk to the big men council make sure they are all treated right
> Talk to the woman, find out why she is here, and why she was sent for you
> Talk to your uncle, see if he has any experience with these "Sea Witches"
> Talk to your Father, maybe formulate a plan
> Talk to Jera, ask him if you mind showing Johan how to use the device
> Go talk to the shaman, see how the progress on the weapon is, or if he has anything to deal with this
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Not seeing much consensus or real consensus. I also am not as active because phone posting is weird.

I will give time for consensus to be formed and more posts.
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I can see our Legion tactics/strategy being somewhat close to the Vth (Fast attack by way of Aircraft, Grav-Craft, Transports etc.)

Also, they'd be the only Legion on tabletop with the Amphibious USR across all models
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>>4694106
It is always more difficult to reach consensus in cases where we need to choose the order of actions I think. It is easier to choose which action is voted the most but not many people agree on order.
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>>4694106
Consensus seems to be Big men first, Shaman last.
definitely talking to Jera, 3 to 2 doing it soon.
definitely talking to Uncle, again mostly soonish
definitely talking to woman, even split of doing it soon or near last.
some support for talking to father but no majority.
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You look the woman right in the eyes and you detect no fear. You do however detect other emotions, almost a flood of them. Concern. Anxiety. Family duty.

"If you are going to keep eyes on me, you are going to have to keep up. We will be quite busy." You say and her eyes widen a little and she nods.

You sit at the table meant for the big men, sitting in the seventh seat and nod and everyone nods back in acceptance. The men are silent and then serious in silence for a few seconds. Then laughter from Rawiri. Then Kai, then it is serious.

“These witches are serious Business.” Jera says and you nod.

“However, they brought a whole flock for you. I have only seen two before. This is new.” Chief Kai says. You think about the actions they took earlier. Then you feel them out again, like you did before. Sensing them, reaching out through the electricity in the air. Their heart rates are normal, calm even. Their minds are focused, save the one that talked, who seems to be moving at miles a second.

“We need to find their intentions, they don’t seem afraid. Their magic didn’t work on me, but they seemed to expect that. I do not trust them, as I know nobody here should. I will go to there island, I will memorize how to get there, and if they try anything, I will sail back here, swim if I have to, and we will have a new island to colonize. I will listen to them, they have no power over me. I will find out what happened to the sons of this tribe and if I can I will have them account for any crimes.” You say and the big men look at you with wide eyes.

“YES!” Matakka says loudly. The big men nod and agree looking ready.

“However you are all still my guests and guests of my honored father! How can we make this night better for you? Never have their been so many big men while I have been alive.” You say and your father looks quickly to you, and gives you the slightest nod of approval. He sees the play you made and approves.

“Keep bringing us that famous black island food! The gifts you have given are great to us, speaking for myself at least.” Chief Kai says and the others nod except for Rawiri

“I heard you ride the waves as well, I’d like to see your board, having brought my own.” He says and you smile

“Ol man of the isle is working on it right now. At dawn we can surf, unless you like a night wave like me.” You say and he smiles

“Ya I do.” He says. Then before you get up from the table, after pleasantries and drinks you look over to Jera

“Jera, you mind if I show Johan how to work your gift?” Jera nods then stops mid way and raises a finger
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>>4695734
“Nah. I do. We wait for that in the morning, Johan is getting happy off his winnings, I aint having him learn like that. He work too hard for tonight. Do that after your done surfing before you leave. I need to know that to, from how it looks that things got some serious mana.” He says then looks at you.

“You ever use that thing.” He asks, and you hold back the impulse to look insulted or give him the death stare.

“Ya Jera, used it a few times. Anything I salvage works, and I test it and understand anything I give to anyone. It’s got a beam of light for cutting, and it uses something similar and another light to build various metals. If you wanted you could maybe make weapons with it, but I’d test the theory first, and you’d need the right material. Though- I think it be just easier to use a forge.” You say and Jera lets out a whistle

“You know a lot of things about technology for someone who lives on black island.” He says and you shrug

“I read. I learn things. I have a good father.” You say and your father smiles. Jera looks down and sighs.

“Ya man. Wish more were as lucky. You show me how that works tomorrow!” He says.

You begin to go visit your uncle, see what he knows and the woman follows you.

You stop.

She stops.

So you turn to face her.

“Are you going to delay my purpose as much as humanly possible?” She asks.

“No. I have prior obligations and matters to attend to associated with being a big man. Which you no doubt eavesdropped on.” You say taking the ‘high tone’ as your father would say. It’s reserved for formal big man discussion or chewing someone out. You smile slightly realizing she probably deserves slightly more treatment. Then you smile bigger.

“No Arona.” You say as your cousin has snuck up behind the witch with a shark tooth blade. The witch, you can actually sense the fear in her heart now. Arona moves around her in the fighting way, keeping the blade near her neck. Demonstrating she could have killed her multiple times.

“If my cuz isn’t brought back safely I am going to feed your heart to a yum shark, then use the yum shark for chum to catch a King Meanie. I am then going to torture the beast after catch it and throw it into the black one so your mana is lost and your magic and soul are gone.” She says causing the witch to blink.

“Cousin she is under hospitality. No death threats.” You say in a friendly chide.

“It isn’t a threat it’s a promise! I kill her soul!” Arona says making a gesture at the witch.
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>>4695735
“Is all your island this charming.” The witch asks

“Arona is charming. She talked to you. Everyone else treat you like the black albatross. Avoid.” You say.

“Yet you are talking to me and you don’t even know my name.” She says. You realize that this is a major social slip. Proper form dicates knowing a guests name.

“Your name then, if you would be kind enough to give it.” You say and she looks at you

“Morgiana” she says.

“Morgiana. Now that we know each others names let me ask you if you could allow me to talk to my uncle in private.” You say and she nods.

“No eavesdropping.” You say pointing at her and she raises her hands.

You walk up to your uncles hut. He is waiting outside

“Dear nephew I do not approve in your taste in women.” He says gesturing off to Morgiana. You give a stern look, and then you start laughing.

“Dear uncle, I am worried of your mental capacity if you assume that much.” You say and he laughs as he sits down on a chair passing you a bottle. You drink of it.

“What do you know of these sea witches.” You say.

“They cast magic, they are nasty in a fight. Not nasty as my daughter or island women, but still nasty. They summon lightning and can sway the minds of weak minded men. They live to the north on the most dreary island I have ever heard of and they are fond of cats.” He says as the sleeping shoal stoat that has been well fed pops it’s head up briefly to look around.

“Where you know this from?” You ask

“Experience. I have seen some when I went abroad like you did. You shoot them before they do anything or you do like I do and test to see if they can swim when you board their boat.” He syas

“Can they?” You ask passing the bottle back.

“Some.” He says and you shake your head a little.

“What do you make of this show of theirs.” You ask.

“Your show was better. I half expected you to straight up do a haka and throw them into the water. But no. Quiet. Like the eye of a hurricane. Guess those tattooes protects against their magic.” He says.

“Night is still young uncle. You may see that yet.” You say and he lets out a loud laugh. He pets the baby shoal stoat which goes back in
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>>4695737
“You need to name that thing.” He says.

“I’ll think of something.” You say and he nods.

“Go talk to that shaman. Whatever you had cooking over there is probably done.” He says then he lifts his hand for you to stop.

“You should think about maybe seeing his opinion on the sea witches. Also you should probably talk to your dad before seeing him. Maybe see if any big men want to see the shaman.” Your uncle says and you think on the wisdom of it before walking back down to your celebration on the beach and Morigana follows close behind.

“Throw me into the ocean?” She asks.

“It is how we officially revoke hospitality. Toss you off the island if you offend.” You say

“That, is a bit harsh considering the sharks.” She says

“It’s not the sharks you should worry about, it’s the rays at this depth. Or the spike fish. Or the Razor Eels. Maybe some crabs. The Pain blobs are definitely something you should be aware of even if you walk on the water” You say trying to think of other deadly ocean creatures to the uninitiated of these waters as the witch looks at you skeptically. As if she doesn’t want to be here. This is a complex issue. You feel it in her heartbeat and the electrical impulses that scream loudly. Not like the villagers that are calm, but hers scream, same with the other witches.

This is weird to you. Never have you been so able to feel electricity like this. Sure you could always sense it in objects and devices, in the fish and the ground and the sky. You could work with the electricity in the devices you found, in the weapons, slates and things. This electricity was fierce, feral and wild. You get down back to the party and you see the big men engaging in a game. You smile knowing it well. You are about to walk to your small boat to go to the island then you see Slim Rongo

“Rongo, thank you for preparing the meal. It was delicious, and fed the island well. Your cooking does the whole island proud.” You say and he laughs

“It was whipped up quickly based on what you got me. You don’t have to sugar coat it to me friend.” He says and you smile

“No but that food was as good as if it was all sugar coated.” You say and he shakes his head

“Hey you brought in the good food, I just serve it. You did good today. The Sea Witches worry me. You going to that old man out there right?” He asks

“Yeah? What of it.”

“Glow blobs are out. Be careful.”

“I aint worried about King Meanie.” You say and he looks at you sideways

“What?” You ask
“Aint you I worried about it’s that sea witch following you under your protection. It really bad to lose someone that way under hospitality.” He says and you nod and think about it.


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>>4695738
You have much to do! Much you can do!

> Go straight to the shaman.
-This option if chosen will cause the others to be done after you get back.

> Join in the game and engage in small talk with others of the village, try to get the witch to try
> Engage the big men, see if they want to visit the shaman
> Test this electrical anomaly from the witch, see if you can understand it better.
> Talk to your father before going, see if he can baby sit the witch
> Bring Rawiri around. No doubt he will want to see whatever happened to your surfboard (Hopefully it’s still useful)
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Sorry for the late update! Busy day.
>>4694243
Yeah, that is something you don't see much of is it? There is still much time for us to develop.
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>>4695740
> Talk to your father before going, see if he can baby sit the witch
> Engage the big men, see if they want to visit the shaman
This way we address the Big men leaving her behind
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>>4695740
>> Join in the game and engage in small talk with others of the village, try to get the witch to try
>> Engage the big men, see if they want to visit the shaman
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>>4695886
I support this plan, but I want to also
>Test the anomaly
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> Talk to your father before going, see if he can baby sit the witch
> Engage the big men, see if they want to visit the shaman
>Test the anomaly
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I hope that you guys are enjoying this so far. Sorry the post came in so late last night. This is an adventure we are all on.

Also to explain things Kolinaisi, his electric powers are being sort of developed like an ocean predator because of the path you picked and also a bit of tech empathy and control.

But who knows! It's still the first chapter in a tale, maybe his powers will also develop in other ways as well depending on how he chooses.
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>>4696045
Tech empathy and "Sense enemies with bioelectricity" is pretty cool man.
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>>4695740
> Engage the big men, see if they want to visit the shaman
> Test this electrical anomaly from the witch, see if you can understand it better.
Uncle said that the witches can summon lightining. I think the way that they use mind control is through bio-electricity too, that why we can feel her emotions.
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>>4695740
> Join in the game and engage in small talk with others of the village, try to get the witch to try
> Engage the big men, see if they want to visit the shaman
Talk to Morgiana about
> Test this electrical anomaly from the witch, see if you can understand it better.
> Bring Rawiri around. No doubt he will want to see whatever happened to your surfboard (Hopefully it’s still useful)
I don't know if Morgiana can be convinced to stay. Also, while I understand the reasons why people are hostile to them, I feel we should be diplomatic with them. We don't know the reasons why they do what they do and perhaps there is a way to change their behavior. Maybe they need slaves for some reason and they can;t do otherwise(like feeding off their emotions or something) or, as they seem to be psykers, other people might have been hostile to them from the beginning and their society developed in that way to protect themselves. If they are just bad we deal with it, but if we can change them, being somewhat nice to them will help.
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I got to stop doing these at morning and night.
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>>4696064
Thanks, I am glad you think so I hope we get more participation!
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>>4696231
>>4696111
>>4695912
>>4695886
>>4696032

As you walk towards the beach, you feel the anomaly from the witch ebb and flow as she studies things. It is something she controls, or at least it feels that way. You focus hard, and you feel you could understand it, if you got into physical contact with Morigana. So, you do something you have seen every man in the village do. You walk up behind Morigana and you put your hand down on her shoulder.

>Test this Electrical Anomaly.

Now you have to handle something before you move on to other tasks! I didn't think we would get to do this so early!

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"When I learned of Kolinaisi's true power, that talent that made him different from all other primarchs, it had me worried. It made me worry about our fathers plans were. What his intention was for his child of lightning. Fortunately, I could always call him friend."

Primarch ______ ________

Records of the XIth legion
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As your hand comes into contact you synch your electricity with hers, and you see quickly the hairs on the back of her neck stand up and gooseflesh develop. It feels like time slows around you to a pace that is dreamlike.

You try to interact with the electricity and you hear a choir of thoughts images and feelings and you hear Morgiana try to say something, but the electricity is going crazy now in her body.

It feels like forever, but you can tell through your body not even one heart beat has passed.

You then decide, quickly to normalize the electricity, like all the villagers if you can, but it may cause a discharge. Or you can return it to normal. She is about to say something and you can see her eyes. You must react now.

> Normalize it to the rate that the other islanders have
> Return her to how she was previously
> Test this power further
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>>4696845
> Test this power further
While I feel this is the wrong choice I'm going to try it. Please don't be something that hurts Morgiana or others.
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>>4696845
Hmm. A double name Primarch with the first shorter than the last. Horus Lupercal maybe?
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>>4696845
>> Test this power further
I wanna see where this goes
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> Test this power further
Pedal to the Metal!
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>>4696879
>>4696890
This was meant to be a snap decision and it has been provided.

have some music. No it's not the normal shred and speed metal that I love. But enjoy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3zvVGJrTP8

> Test this power further


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"The night of his feast. They say his tattoos glowed with internal electric light and power. They say his voice was like gentle thunder. His blue eyes glowed like lightning itself possessed him. The big men then knew, who was to be their war chief. Their big man. They just hadn't said it yet."

Stories from REDACTED
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You feel this power inside of you, and you know you can go further with it, but people around seem to have caught on. However, you move with the electricity, the energy of the body, as you hold on more, Morgiana, who at first seemed afraid for a split second looks at you.

The racing thoughts no longer. Clarity. The voices, the images, everything is clear, the electricity, hers and yours are one. Or so it feels. The electricity, you are able to control it, commune with it, and you think talk to it. So you go to the voices, her voice and you listen. Then she speaks as she can sense you.

what are you, doing? wait can you hear me? in my mind? How? You are no witch!

Yes. I don't know what to call what I am doing, but your electricity and mana, that I know. To a lesser extent your electricity and mana felt unnatural, I decided to understand it. It is painful. These visions, what has happened

You see her mother. You see her family. You feel unbearable weight and pressure for a being so small. You see generations of knoweldge and tradition passed on to this woman. You see her as a child, as a girl, and as a woman. As she is now. You realize your black tattoos are glowing a blue white light

This, is this really what, you are real? My mother was right? Her prophecies. Her foresight. It seems all so self serving. But what she said was true?

"AHHHH" She lets out a pained scream and you work with it and try to ease it and her pained screams stop as she collapses in your arms. Her electricity is back to how it was. Her mana seems like what it was, but more peaceful. Less choppy. You are not quite sure how you did what you did. You feel you will need a lot more practice at that. The eyes of the island are on you, in awe and wonder. The witches on the beach the others can't see them, but you can feel them. They are kneeling.


> Put her down gently in the hamock that you normally nap in
> Awaken her so that she can continue her job of following you
> Have your dad watch her
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>>4696934
Sorry I dropped my trip again guys. Really digging second primarch quest so I am participating there too.

Last decision for tonight, in the morning I will write the rest up.

yes this means telepathy, and more because you chose to test it, this path is available sooner. But it isn't easy it will take time to develop it.
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> Put her down gently in the hamock that you normally nap in
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A thought came to me with this update: Could we heal Angron/deactivate the Nails?

We have like a century to improve before we're found at the least depending on how we conquer the world
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>>4696934
>> Put her down gently in the hamock that you normally nap in
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>>4696934
> Put her down gently in the hamock that you normally nap in
She is okay right? Just unconscious?
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>>4696934
>Put her down in our Hammock.

AQUA MAN! That is what we are!
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> Put her in the hammock.

You gently put her in the hammock. Her mana, her electricity, seems normalized for her. You walk down to the beach where the big men are once again talking as a group. Probably after what you did.

"I am heading over to the Shamans island. Is there anything anyone needs before I go there and come back?" You ask and most of them just look at each other and nod then Chief Kai speaks

"I would like to know what you did over there. As do the rest of us, including your father." Chief Kai says.

"I am not sure. Ever since I can remember I knew electricity well, and I know how to, I guess work with it and understand it. I know what makes the fancy gadgets from the dumpers work. I know how people are feeling before I approach them. I can sense people far of from their heart beat and their electricity or I guess their Mana. All the witches, their mana, their electricity is wild and worrisome. So I tried to fix it." You say and the big men look at you.

"I saw her entire life. As she was a girl to as she was now. She got the shoulders of a big man, that Morgiana, the witches they understand family. I saw her island through her eyes and her people through her eyes. If I go there, they will be unable to hurt me. I also feel that they want me there to talk. To discuss things." You say, and Chief Kai nods

"Kolinaisi. You go do that. You then go out with Jera. You are a big man. We recognize you as big man. But to take upon the big man role that we give you, your going to have to go on the account with Jera. We expect much from you. Tonight has been great celebration even with uninvited guests. When you get back, from Jera's account, we make you Kahuna." Chief Kai says.

Kahuna. Big man of the Big Man. You see your father, he looks surprised, pleased, but still surprised.

"Thank you." You say simply and a few of them smile.

"We think by that time you will also be the biggest of all of us. You grow like a shoal stoat!" Rawiri lets out. You smile and look to your da

"Can you make sure she is watched?" You ask and your father nods.
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>>4697174
You boat out to the old man who is waiting outside his hut.

Outside is your surfboard, it looks- interesting.

"I have improved your daggers, they are short swords now. You can channel electricity through them I think." The Shaman says tossing you the fish hook looking daggers with fierce teeth. The metal almost sings with electricity. You notice how light they are and how the current feels in your hand. You smile and so does the shaman.

"Your board. Since you have that one particular charger, I feel that maybe a powered board would be more suited for you. Something that you can surf on no matter what the surf is that day. So I put special plating on the underside. Watch." And the old man puts your board down and it hovers off the ground a bit. He then adjusts his position and surfs out a bit then does a neat trick, then pulls your board back in even on to the shore.

"You can turn off the plating too, and it will function as a regular board. It can go fast, but I haven't really tested it for speed." He says.

"Your chargers, I had a small manufactor of batteries lying around so I adapted it to the charger. You can now make batteries that can be put into the charger, and make them fit almost any device of the standard tech. I could do more but I lost my repair manual for the boat. If I had that, well, If I had that things would still be kind of like this for a while as it takes a long time to repair a star boat Kolinaisi." He says and you remember the Manual.

"Would you like to see more of the pod and what I have discovered?"

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>"Yes, but let me go back to the island. I think I have something you might want."
>"I would like to see it, tomorrow is going to be a big day though, so maybe before I go in the morning?"
>Write in
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>>4697176
I don't know what he would want. I just can't recall, other than to get him some of the food, which can wait.

>I would like to see.
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>>4697194
Oh and
>You ever heard of the witches?
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>>4684071
>>4697194
You have a repair manual that may work for his ship.
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>>4697176
>"Yes, but let me go back to the island. I think I have something you might want."
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>>4697226
Oh in that case yeah. Lets go get him that manual.

IT'S SURFIN' TIME!
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>>4697176
>>"Yes, but let me go back to the island. I think I have something you might want."
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>>4697176
>"Yes, but let me go back to the island. I think I have something you might want."
Is this some Back to the future 2 board?
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>>4697250
>>4697701
More like Eureka 7 Ref Boards
https://youtu.be/TCsl7AcmUd4

>Kolinaisi and Jaghatai participating in an aerial battle on their Jetbike and Grav-Board respectively
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I want to try to up the activity on this for decisions, so I think that means maybe doing one good post a day and letting people respond. we all can't be Malal and be super popular and the quest is awesome.

That being said it looks like going back to the island.

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> Go back to the island.

"Hey old man, I forgot your food. Also I have a gift for you." You say and the old man smiles.

"You are always so kind Kolinaisi. Go to the island come back and we will start. Test your board! There are none like it!" He says. You smile

You hope on the board and you decide to ride a few waves with it and see what you can do with it. You always enjoyed the night surf. You can see the stars while you do it. You hit a big wave and you get air. And the board doesn't fall at the normal speed.

You let out a yell of joy. Your practically flying with how long the aerial hang time is. So you decide to push the speed. The electronics and electricity in the board are ancient. Old. But you can sense that this is what they were made to do in this raw form, and you know they can give more, so you open it up and the mana inside the board isn't from whatever the shaman got them from.

This board was meant to fly and surf. You go fast. Faster than you can run. Faster than anything you have ever been on.

You can't help it, you smile really wide and laugh as you master the board quickly. You then try it over land, and it isn't as fast as you go along the beach, but it is still fast, maybe a little faster than a hard sprint, but it is lower. You slow it down on the beach. Nobody saw. which maybe good.

You quickly sneak to the fesitivities and grab some food for the old man. Which causes your shoal stoat to pop up. And yip a little for food. Which you oblige.

When you get back to your hut, you look for the "slate" as you heard it once called. You look through them and find the right one and surf back to the old man, seeing how hard you can push the board.

You ride the waves under the stars and are able to get big air. You land near the shamans island, who looks as happy as you do. You slowly step off the board, and walk up to the old man and hand him the slate.

"The gift." You say

"The food." You then follow up with handing him some of the feast. He smiles then looks at the data slate.

His eyes grow wide as he begins to make strange noises, he then cheers loudly. Probably loud enough they heard him on the main island. He starts leaping spritely around. He looks as if he is about to cry.

"This. This Kolinasi. This is the book. This is what I need to repair this craft. It will take a long time. But I can do it. I can now upgrade her if I want. If I can fix certain systems I may be able to expand my life longer! You go up on that account, and I will have a fully functional ship. Maybe. At least enough to defend the island with from anyone who dare." He says.
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>>4698006
>we all can't be Malal and be super popular and the quest is awesome.
Don't sweat it old man
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>>4698006

"But first! There is some things you must see on this pod. There is much you must learn now that I have unlocked it."

You follow him down to what you know as the "Deck" of the ship.

He pulls up footage, and goes over logs with the tall man.

"He is known as the emperor. He is the one who made you. As far as I can tell the ones also there are primarchs too. Like you." The old man says and you nod as he goes over the video pointing out various locations. You came from an area called the Himalayaza on a planet called Terra. You actually can identify where your planet would be from one star in the night sky.

"However, he has different goals and roles, for each. And from how it looks in various footage. I think each one had different training programs. So I looked into the pods routines, which we have been over before, just cursory learning ones. Well when you unlock it like you did, it opens up other more advance routines as well." he says pointing to a menu.

"What does this mean?" You ask.

"He made you to conquer the stars. He meant for you to be a general, and much more, these programs these are for an advanced skill set. Some of it seems specific." he says and you look at him.

" What does this mean?" You say pointing to some of the things.

"This is all about warfare. Things that can help us against the slavers. There is technology advancements here, guides. Granted, things we already know- but some of this, some of it can be used to help make things easier. I can probably transfer some of the information to data slate. Some of this I can use, to help with some of the things on the island." He says.

"Show me."

Pick a category to view and expand on.

> Weaponry
> Navigation
> Fabrication
> Warfare
> Void Craft
> Technology
> Scientific Theory
> Infrastructure
> Agriculture
> Psychology
> Self Defense
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>>4698076
> Void Craft

Maybe fix the ship faster.
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>>4698045
Honestly I love the way it's written. We are just starting, hopefully I get to the point where a collaboration is possible. Though the crazy part is, /qst/ is taking one of the routes I thought was incredibly unlikely.

I do my best.

>>4698076

You will still be able to download some onto a data slate if you do not initially select them.
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> Void Craft
I honestly want us to be the Emperor's Naval Primarch

We're obviously the Mariner Archetype among the Primarchs
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The ship probably won't be ready for a long ass while, so we should ask ourselves;

What is here that we can use to help the island grow in the now? I believe we should get what data that'll help our people first and foremost. Help them grow. It'll go a long way towards future unity.
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>>4698076
> Psychology
Considering we're going to be leaders and do diplomacy/understand enemies, this will help the most in that regard though I'm seeing the Technology one as equally important to better use our gadgets/weapons that we picked up. We can do that later however.
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>>4698103
Yup it will take a while. However, you are not quite going with Jera yet.

Also because part of my job was doing a lot of red team and devils advocate-- getting that void craft up and running will be a great protection to the island if you do it faster.

THAT BEING SAID -
It may not be the best move either.

You pick one to expand and look at.

You will be downloading others to the data slate.

Some of this will help define you, however, don't think that you are necessarily going to be locked in to anything just yet.
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>>4698076
> Void Craft
Admiral primarch here we go.
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>>4698143
Actually, navigation would lead to naval abilities too and will probably be more useful right now.
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How is Void Craft going to help us currently? Can't we choose it later and choose now something more immediately helpful?
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>>4698145
You're right actually. And it'd make conquering the rest of the world much easier

Changing >>4698101 to Navigation
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>>4698076
> Fabrication

This wolrd is literally littered with raw materials being dumped from the system. If people learn how to fabricate the weapons akin to those we pulled from the wrecks they will outgun anything that comes for them. It'll also help them hunt and clear their local waters while we are away.
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speaking of the 2nd primarch quest...you saw the latest vote and the reaction to said vote?

IT'S MALAL TIME!
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>>4698253
I will support.
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>>4698076
>> Navigation
we're a planet of islands and atolls we need to know how to sail on this planet first.
walk before you run sort of thing
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>>4698339
Pretty fucking neato. I want Malal to do awesome, and kinda want to colab on this with him but I am not sure what everyone would think. Also I have to stay focused on my writing here.
>>4698076

Oh. I forgot the ">write in" option.

Since I did, I will allow you guys to investigate a free write in, if yall can agree on it - in addition to the most popular selected option, because I have a way to write it that would be truer to character development.
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>>4698653
Than I will vote for survival or exploratio as my write-in.
Would be useful should we find ourselfs in unknown territory.
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>>4698665
Eh sure, survivalism is always fun.
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>>4698653
I would prefer first aid then.
>>4698665
>>4698667
Isn't survivalism something that this world's primitive tribes know about?
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>>4698681
Well they would.
But it's primitive knowledge versus pre-daot knowledge.
Although medicine would be even more useful, so I will change my vote.
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>>4698681
I mean maybe, but I was hoping for multiple biomes.

But fine, I'll follow the crowd and go medicine/first aid
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>>4698844
Don't worry we can see anything we don't pick later. Just remember what you wanted for the next vote. I figured that since we are about to go to battle with Jera later as it seems, first aid sounds useful and it will be something that the tribes probably won't have access to.
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>>4698844
It's the first chapter day one. There are more biomes besides tropical paradise it's just we haven't gotten to visit them yet.
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>>4698844
Hey, medical knowledge can help expand any survival tricks we learn from the natives as we sail around the world.
And I just got the image of a primarch in doctors scrubs giving pills to pacients in a office and I wont stop smiling.
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>>4698962
>Trash islands
>Underwater cities
>Underwater caves/caverns
>Uber Coral Reefs
>Volcanic zones under the sea
And much more
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For the >Write in

I'll pick Medical Knowledge as others have, even as a Primarch, it'll be useful.
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Alright it is looking like Navigation with a side of Medical for the write in.

so we're a buccaneer CRO primarch. I didn't realize this might happen, but ok. It's cool

Plus a surprise.
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You look at the screen of options. The black and gold 'operating system' has you confused. You see a blank field at the bottom that should be filled but insteda is a bugged character.

"Hey old man. Something aint right with it. Look at the little field at the bottom."

"Eh. This happens." And he smacks it a few times. You can tell that this isn't helping the electronics. It's mana is getting all disrupted the electronics are not happy.

"No No old man." You say and you brush your hand over the machine and manipulate the electricity and by a little extent, the mana, and the glitched character reveals

'First Aid/Medical/Survial'

> tech empathy enhanced

"Let's look at the one you unlocked first! I never really studied medicine except augmentation" The old man says excitedly and you and he look through the data.

Though he doesn't look as fast as you do, and he can't even catch up as you quickly absorb the information. It's as if it was written just for you, in a way that is easiest for you to digest. With the information the pod gathered, it explains what kind of herbal and natural medicine can be developed, what steps it takes to develop further and what treatment options can be done on this planet easiest in addition to first aid and survival scenarios, as the two go hand in hand. While you know quite a bit about survival, especially in the open ocean, it shows you quite a bit that you didn't understand and what an average human could withstand, which was quite shocking, and frustrating. You thought your village was doing well, this survival knowledge was eye opening. Your village would be struggling without you maybe not even last another year. So what you have done for the tribe must be significant considering what you had been helping with fishing and your dives probably allowed your fathers status as a big man to grow. However, you discover that the island is a natural home to many medicinal remedies and could be used to solve many issues, and theoretically be traded later. As you absorb this the old man stops trying and just looks at you. When you finish up you know quite a bit more

"You get all that?" He asks.

"Yeah. Kinda easy. Got it all down." You say and he just looks at you dumbfounded.

"Even the surgical theory?"

"I mean, I'd have to try it but ya." You say and he just let's out a whistle

"I think you been genetically modified in learning quite a bit, I don't think that went over it, but you learning fast." He says.

"I Pick up things quickly I guess?" You say

"That looked like a course for multiple doctorate" He says

"What's that?" You ask

"Very skilled medical man. Very talented." He says and you shrug.

"Let's test your theory again. The science of Navigation."
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>>4699283
Medical/Survival Theory Enhanced

The old man steps aside and fiddles with something on one of the nearby devices as you look into the 'Science of Navigation as he called it. The books are long, but with your knowledge of stargazing it's a breeze! It goes by fast and it's actually quite fun.

You look at various ways to navigate on any planet and under almost any condition. You can make compasses, sun stones, specialized land navigation tools and when you got to space navigation you were delighted. You remember you uncle telling you star gazing was for dreamers and occasionally navigation. You smile.

Apparently space travel relies on stellar navigation by use of stellar and solar positions. Though faster than light travel is done through 'the warp.'

You find that it's almost impossible to navigate the 'warp' without a very specific type of individual, a navigator. It requires a third eye and the traits of it seem, well quite honest artificially created. However, with your skills of controlling electricity, and some more medical and technological developments- maybe if you find the right tech-

You could navigate the stars and 'warp' without one. Well YOU could . Or like maybe whomever created you. Or like someone else like you. Another 'Primarch' maybe? It would also require an electrical third eye which sounds weird. Or something to act as it.This theoretical about warp navigation and stellar navigation is however, overshadowed by something you could do.

Ancient Terrans used a method called 'GPS'. You think that if you could work with the old man, he may have a way to start on this- IF you can get some 'satellites' in orbit, or maybe use some that already exist.

"Hey Old Man." You ask and pause.

"Ya." He says

"Does this planet have satellites in orbit around it?" You ask.

"Lad this planet doesn't even have a complete map save that held by the slavers or by the dumpers. And getting something orbit is hard when most of the tech is salvaged or stone age." He says

"Could you though." You ask

"I think I could, if I got this her ship up an running, but that will take a while. But- those slaver captains have a fulton extractor. It has something that goes up really high and maybe, we could cheat something into orbit if we stole a few of those." He says

"Sounds like I know who to swing for when I encounter the slavers." You say and the old man let's out a loud chauffing sound

"LAD! They get out of there so fast you need something fast to get them."

"Like my board?" You ask and he thinks about it

"Maybe. Point is, you just now learned two things and you are thinking about going after slaver captains. That is admirable. But you need to have a plan about it. I can download the at least three lessons to a data slate for you, but You need to talk to Jerah and see if he will let you bring that big ass pod with you, and even if that is a good idea- cause if someone steals it- big problems." He says.
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>>4699326
Navigation Theory Enhanced

You think about it.

"You make a good point. Old man, how often do slavers come around. And what do you know of the witches?" You ask.


"The slavers come around every 10 years for their reaping. And it varies from place to place. Nobody is quite sure who they work for but, there technology is very great. The Dumpers are the same tech though, and well." He sort of makes a motion to look around.

"As for the witches- they are a thing called a psyker. They cause a lot of problems. Not many of them on the planet. Just the one island. They were kept in check from getting to big. They could be a potent tool against the slavers if I was gonna be honest. That is if they aint working with em." He says

"What makes you think that?" You ask

"Well I don't get out much. I am kind of old and I am stuck near the island. I am not sure what has changed since I dumped my ship. Last time I check the slavers don't take many of the witches, but- well that may be a different story." He says.

"I got a lot of time old man. I am willing to listen." You say

"Well there is a lot to say." He says.

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Pick two

> Who kept the witches in check
> Tell me more about the slavers
> Tell me more about the dumpers
> What about the rumor of the underwater city
> Why don't the slavers take the witches.
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>>4699332
>Why don't the slavers take witches
>Tell me about the dead men, I mean slavers.
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>>4699332
> Tell me more about the slavers
> Tell me more about the dumpers
They are probably working with eachother.
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> Tell me more about the slavers
> Tell me more about the dumpers
We'll need to know more about our enemies for the coming days
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>>4699337
I like your upbeat and positive attitude.
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>>4699332
> Who kept the witches in check
> Why don't the slavers take the witches.
Since we will visit the witches soon, the more we learn about them the better. The rest we can just ask about when we get back from the witches island.
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>>4699332
>> Tell me more about the slavers
>> What about the rumor of the underwater city
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> What about the rumor of the underwater city
Not voting for this, but just noticed it.

Ths will undoutedly be important later
>Kolinaisi finds underwater manufactorums
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I am going to start only doing one update daily because it gets the right amount of participation and gives me a bit more writing time.

>>4699944
> underwater manifactorums
> not manufactorums disguised as islands that move along the ocean and look like giant turtles.

It's like you guys don't realize how fun the planet is really going to be.
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>>4700027
I meant like Submarine manufactorums

Though Turtle Island Manufactorums are rad as hell, just was thinking of stealth/defense
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>>4700027
Let's first find the robot sharks and we go up from there.
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>>4700555
Those might happen too. Whose to say what you may find!

>>4699598
>>4699527
>>4699373
>>4699357
>>4699337

We have 5 votes with one clear subject in the lead but a tie in secondary subject. Hmmm. Welp. actually I can do this in the context but it's going to reveal some things about the planet.
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"Tell me about the slavers old man, why don't they take the witches and what not." You say.

"Capturing psykers is hard. Especially when they are very good at offensive strategies. However, the problem is- well. This long time Kolinaisi. This really weird to explain." He says sitting down, pulling out the pipe that you have rarely seen used by him, usually only in cases of him teaching you something really complex or something he doesn't really want to talk about.

"Old man, it's now or maybe never." You say and he nods and draws a breath from the pipe and out comes a nice aroma that you liked.

"In the beginning this planet was colonized by a few different groups. One were scientists like myself looking for a way to experiment with aqua fauna and structures for living on aquatic worlds. This is a pretty big world, with mostly ocean so it was easy for us to set up shop, and do experiments on a planet with very little in the way of native fauna or flora." He says looking like he is reminiscing as he puffs out a smoke ring.

"Then came the refugees. Many of them were from different planets, a small portion psykers most of those were women. There were enough refugees however that they could set up on different islands and portions to create the tribes and different groups that you know today, including the witches. They all mostly lived separately and at peace with occasional tribal challenging. However, the planet was now suitable for life, and known. So that's when things began to change." He says sighing getting up and looking at a data slate.

"First came House Karakon and their knights. They wanted to set up shop here, then they realized that this was the worst place for something like a knight house to establish itself at so, half of them picked up and left, leaving behind a wing of the house, as it was so big, as a punishment for family members. Or so us scientists found out when they tried to impose upon us.” He says

“We worked with them, provided them people to work on their knights, and they left us alone. However we kept up some active surveillance on them. And they acted as a sort of government body and protected some of the major big islands. Not the ones near here, the farthest islands, you call them the storm islands?” The man asks

“Storm Shores. Nobody Alive knows the best way to get to them with the weather. What does this have to do with the slavers, and why they don’t attack the witches?” You respond.
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“Well the witches and the knights didn’t get along, because of superstitions and generally psykers cause problems. However, the knights, while powerful and good at eliminating various land based threats, and the occasional science experiment, that was it. The knights were not designed for naval warfare, so that house broke into half also, one half developing sea vessels and the other half maintaining the knights.” The old man says tamping his pipe a little bit

“Anyways, who you call the slavers came shortly after. Which was a problem because the knights were actually good at combating them, but they didn’t have as much as they used to. So the knights and the witches of the island teamed up to scare away the slavers from them for just a little while though.” He says.

“The slavers just show up? That doesn’t make sense at all.”

“No it doesn’t. What most scientists didn’t know is, the refugees were intentionally lured in, and the knights and the psykers., they were intentionally hinted to come here. A small group of scientists that not all of us knew about, had made a pact. You see, we were protected from the xenos that lived nearby but we didn’t know it, and we didn’t know how are why. We had made a deal with the Regoran Cartel” He says his voice changing, as if he was recalling it over again.

“The head scientist made a pact with the Regoran Cartel. At first it was simple, to study certain things. Do certain things. Horrors, we, created. Things we did that I couldn’t believe. I took part in things I haven’t dreamed of, and I wasn’t aware of it. We were progressing science for men, so it wasn’t too bad though. But it got more complex. We made some of the abominations in the deep. The Mermaids? We made them. The Cartel, they are wicked. Their tithe. That’s why you know them all as slavers. Part of it, is that this planet- the only reason we are protected from certain xenos is because of a pact that was made with the slavers and their mini empire. I thought this was acceptable. I thought it was preferable to having to deal with the xenos.” He says, like he is justifying his past. Then you realize, something must have went worse.
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