Author Topic: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)  (Read 17960 times)

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #50 on: August 05, 2012, 09:05:09 PM »
Dear Mother,

Faith was successful! Here is a photograph of Prudence.



Do you like the dress? It is one she picked up while time traveling. She tells me she preferred to time travel as a teenager, as there is some unwritten rule with the Keepers of Time about teenagers acquiring offspring while traveling (I did not want to know!).

And here is another of her, just entering her workroom. She is most lovely indeed.



Once she officially reached her age of majority, so many things happened. She asked me to sell her time machine, to make sure she did not give in to temptation. She also started to blow things up. Yes, she's quite destructive!




I do not think this is an appropriate face for one descended of royal blood (she is far too gleeful about explosions).


She also received a phone call from the science center. This involved her taking palladium, a heart shaped pink diamond, life fruit, and some scraps of metal to them. Then she learned how to build what she calls an artificial life form, a Simbot.

She opted to build three of them, two females and a male. The city recognizes them as her children, but not by blood (Simbots do not have blood!). In order of birth creation: Marissa, Madeline, and Matthew.







All three have opted to live elsewhere, so I agreed to use the family funds to purchase them their own residences. I even agreed to purchase a residence for her new Simbot best friend named Raul.

However, the more intriguing part is to come. While in school, Prudence met a young man named Octavio. He was quite attached to her then, but when word came out that she was involved in many of these explosions, he started to dislike her more and more (I do not know why, as she wasn't destroying anything but what the family had purchased, and junk). She invited him over, though, and worked on sweetening him up. I think it worked quite well.



And the best part is, Charity has also joined us.


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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #51 on: August 05, 2012, 09:05:28 PM »
Charity Wind - Fifth Generation

Spouse: Jared Wind
Favorite Food: Cheese Tofu Steak
Favorite Music: Hip Hop
Favorite Color: Hot Pink
Astrological Sign: Gemini
Education: Graduate of the Community School for the Gifted
Traits: Genius, Eccentric, Brave, Great Kisser, Friendly
Lifetime Wish: Paranormal Profiteer
Profession: Ghost Hunting
SuperMax Skill: Logic
Building: Landgraab Industries Science Facilities
Property: 28 Hour Wellness Gym
Lifetime Reward: Professional Simolean Booster, Entrepreneurial Mindset, Fireproof Homestead
Black Ops: When Dreams Come True, Stinky Bugs, Archeology Exhibit, Save the Herding, Best Food in Town, Fixing the Celestial Slump
Best Friends: Jared Wind, Prudence Wind, Nawar Madbouli, Josephine Coy, Allen Todd, Ernatto Beratti M81 Covert Edition
Museum Pieces: Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Toddler; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Child; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Teen; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Young Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Elder
Immortality Achieved: Week 29, Day 5


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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #52 on: August 05, 2012, 09:13:39 PM »
You already have 5 Immortals?  :o Congratulations, Shirin!

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #53 on: August 05, 2012, 10:44:41 PM »
Thanks!

Yeah, 5 Immortals, and Charity's husband nearly ruined it. Someone didn't eat their Ambrosia, and he made a beeline for it.

Thankfully, I cancelled it before he reached it, but holy cow...

I also went and remodeled the house entirely to be one story, but there's this huge open space in the middle of the house that's driving me nuts - however, my mother told me to leave it alone. Sooo...I am.

Now I'm just waiting for Jared to kick the bucket so Prudence can bring in the next generation, but in the meantime, I can work on her supermax and career. And friends, now that she's done blowing stuff up.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #54 on: August 14, 2012, 03:56:13 AM »
Dear Mother,

Let me start this off by saying that you are sending me entirely too many of your little sneaky spies. Constance commented just yesterday that we appear to be having a gnome convention on our lawn - I believe Charity told me that she once managed to count over twenty of those ridiculous creatures. But every time Faith attempts to photograph it for you, they disappear to a new location.

Also, your gnomes have peculiar habits. Apparently, your vampiress opted to save someone the trouble of staking her in full sunlight - she staked herself on our garden fence!



And I do not want to know what your magician is doing. I suspect it is related to the several gnome whelplings that are appearing now. Please, I beg of you, Mother, tell them to stop.


Now then, where was I? Oh yes. Prudence and Octavio. She persuaded him that a life as her mate, having no duties beyond siring her heir, was far more comfortable than that of a babysitter (I wonder about the term - do they truly sit on babies?). Of course, he was quite happy to accept, and to prove to her that he was more than capable of his conjugal duty.






However, Prudence and Octavio decided to wait on their child. Prudence wanted to work on her inventions first, as she insisted that she would unlock the secrets of making masterpiece inventions after building over one hundred of these floor sprayers. She calls them something else, but I do not understand how floors can be hygienic. They are either clean, or they are not. Octavio also decided to work on his writing and his painting.








Faith, Grace, and I attempted to become schoolteachers, but when we began to receive negative marks for attending to our duties, we all left. Imagine the nerve!

And so we plodded along - Jared and I gardening, Constance finding gems, Faith painting and sculpting, Grace cooking and cleaning, Charity solving unsolvables (which is contradictory in of itself) and digging holes in the backyard with a miner. And we watched in awe as the gnome convention grows.

But then it happened. Jared passed on, hand in hand with Death.



But before he left, he had a comforting smile for his wife and companion of so many years. "Weep not, my lovely princess. We shall meet again when the time is right."


And another smile for his beloved daughter. "This is a circle for you, baby girl. What Death takes, Love gives. Remember all that I taught you, that mercy shall temper all wrongdoings, and that to achieve all your grandfather Valor dreams, you will eventually need a little courage and a little patience."


Mother, it would appear that Prudence and Octavio understood Jared's missive. Especially as Octavio is advancing in his years as well.


As for me, Mother, I do understand Jared's missive as well.

A little courage, a little patience.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #55 on: August 14, 2012, 07:39:31 AM »
Congratulations on your second Immortal! Me thinks Her Royal Grace will be most pleased with that.
This is a lovely story. Well done.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #56 on: August 15, 2012, 03:21:52 PM »
Thanks, SimBlip  :)



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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #57 on: August 15, 2012, 09:42:06 PM »

It's a little bit late, but I just have to say I love Prudence cheering at the explosions. "Stuff go boom, wee!"

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #58 on: August 16, 2012, 11:50:23 AM »
Oops, I made that comment just after reading about Faith and it turned up here.
Well, I'm totally caught up now and must congratulate you again on FIVE Immortals!
I so enjoy your writing style. The descriptions of modern gimmicks are hilarious. This is a splendid story. :)

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #59 on: August 16, 2012, 01:18:18 PM »
@Rhoxi - Yeah, Prudence's gleeful smiles and cheers made me think I should have given her the Evil trait ;D

@SimBlip -  :) Thanks again, I appreciate it. My favorite is always the babysitter thing.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #60 on: August 23, 2012, 04:59:52 PM »
Dear Mother,

Faith got a lucky photograph of the gnome convention (just before we managed to wrangle them all into a locked treasure box). It looked like they were about to start a war!



But, moving on.

Prudence has given birth to Mercy. Another little blonde girl-child! I wonder if this will hold true through Mercy's child?



And then a foolish mortal tried to steal from us! Again! This time, Charity properly explained to the thief - and the warden - what happens to those who try to take from us, and so soon after a birthing! She put the fool's head into the wall of our house.


Beyond that, our days were quiet. Little Mercy grew into a lovely toddler.


Prudence explained to her just how big this world is.


Then the city honored Prudence for all of her inventions. Even to the point of the city's leader inviting her to the celebration.


Mercy than celebrated another birthday.


And Octavio knew that his day was to come soon.


I am sorry it is so short, Mother, but there will be more. I promise. I can almost feel your embrace.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #61 on: August 23, 2012, 05:30:21 PM »
LOL @ the Gnomes convention. In my previous dynasty, I kept most of these little fellas locked up in a treasure chest too. I think, they tend to slow the game down. The weirdest thing is, that even in a treasure chest, they change poses.
Welcome, Mercy! May your days be bright and peaceful! :)

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« Reply #62 on: August 23, 2012, 06:36:09 PM »
I don't know if they slow down the game, but they're sure great at blocking doorways!

They went back into the chest when Faith spent 10 minutes complaining she couldn't pick up a newspaper in an empty spot around them (and then three of them melded themselves into some pedestals).

Couldn't get one of those blasted gnomes until late, and now they don't stop popping out of my gems. :(

I'm well ahead of current story, Mercy is a lovely teenager, and I'm actually tempted to change her hairstyle and makeup just to see how close to identical she is to Prudence. They have the same hair color, same eye color, and looks like same mouth.

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #63 on: September 03, 2012, 01:02:16 PM »
Just wanted to give a quick update:

I don't think I'll be posting again until the end of this week, mostly for gameplay reasons. I'd hoped to finish the Dynasty before Supernatural, but that won't happen now. I do, however, want to finish it before the end of this week, and that seems more likely (Generation 8 is about to turn into a teenager at this point).

Currently between work and school, I'm squeezing my freetime into Simstime (and can handle Storytime later).

The biggest issue I'm having is visitors/paparazzi having screaming fits at my front door complaining that said front door is a barrier to walking into the kitchen and dancing with a Sim of their choice. (As in, the stupid pathing "I CAN'T GET THERE" dance because "THE FRONT DOOR IS IN THE WAY!" Argh. I want meteors to drop on them all.)

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #64 on: September 23, 2012, 07:36:47 PM »
Dear Mother,

Octavio's day came sooner than we had expected, but he was almost...peaceful.



We filled our days with every day living, while Grace cooked a lot of food for us (finally, we have a photograph of her!).


Mercy did not seem to care for school, and so I knew it had to happen. And so I explained to her the truth of the world.






Truly, we did not do much, other than wait for Mercy to grow.

Oh, and Prudence also taste of our life.



Soon, Mother, I promise it will be soon.

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« Reply #65 on: September 23, 2012, 08:28:52 PM »
Prudence Wind - Sixth Generation

Spouse: Octavio Ridgeway
Favorite Food: Vegetarian Fish and Chips
Favorite Music: Classical
Favorite Color: Spice Brown
Astrological Sign: Leo
Education: Valedictorian of the Community School for the Gifted
Traits: Handy, Eccentric, Brave, Flirty, Friendly
Lifetime Wish: Monster Maker
Profession: Inventing
SuperMax Skill: Inventing
Building: Sacred Spleen Memorial Hospital
Property: Landgraab Swap 'n Sell
Lifetime Reward: My Best Friend, Efficient Inventor, Artisan Crafter
Black Ops: Research Project, Master Invention, Intelligence Through Environment, Technical Arguments, Teching Up the Spa, The Great Invention Convention
Best Friends: Octavio Ridgeway Nathanial Cornish, Mercy Wind, Krista Holliday, Yasmin Beatty, Tasha Rapp Theodore Daly, Raul Wind
Museum Pieces: Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Toddler; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Child; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Teen; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Young Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Elder
Immortality Achieved: Week 35, Day 2


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« Reply #66 on: September 23, 2012, 08:30:16 PM »
Dear Mother,

The wardens of this land are annoying useless! We had another thief trespass upon my territory, and what did this warden do? Chat up my granddaughter! Useless, I say.





But the incident was quelled, and soon little Mercy was stripping to the skin to dance in fruit - though she claims she was making nectar. I suppose I should be grateful she never saw His Royal Grace's brother make nectar (though that was entertaining too).




Charity also decided to take up sculpture making. At least once a generation, we get a frantic phone call from the educators about a student encasing themselves into a block of sculpting material, upon which we must rush to their rescue. Never, in my wildest dreams, did I imagine that Charity would have sculpt her way out of her own mishap!


That proved to be an entertaining bit of gossip for the family. But alas, Mercy soon reached her majority, and we celebrated. There would be a final child to join us, and we hoped it would be soon. And it was, for Mercy had found a male worthy of her!


His name was Rian McDowell, and while he was living with a woman and had sired a daughter on her, it appears he was more enamored of Mercy than of this woman, Tasha.


And while we waited to see the product of love between Mercy and Rian...I went, and saw. And I Remembered.


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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #67 on: September 23, 2012, 08:55:17 PM »
Dear Mother,

Mercy gave birth to a son, of all things! She named him Justice, for the justice that his success would bring to my clan. And while I was angry at first - I had expected a daughter, I soon grew to love that little boy. And, I confess, I no longer felt like a male lost in a female world. His mother doted on him, but then, he adored her. Though I did catch her telling him about the equines in my homeland.







And so to distract him (and everyone else with their female nosiness), I added two guides to our home. This is Courage and Patience.


I thought you would appreciate it. I am sorry this missive is so sparse - as soon as the boy was able to speak, he was telling us fantastical tales that he made up - though I suspect you sent these stories to him. Nevertheless, he put his stories to paper, and spent his days either schooling or writing.




Soon enough, Mercy was old enough.


And Justice reached his age of majority.


And then Mercy joined us.


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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #68 on: September 23, 2012, 08:55:39 PM »
Mercy Wind - Seventh Generation

Partner: Rian McDowell
Favorite Food: Veggie Burger
Favorite Music: R&B
Favorite Color: Irish Green
Astrological Sign: Cancer
Education: Valedictorian of the Community School for the Gifted
Traits: Hopeless Romantic, Savvy Sculptor, Loves the Outdoors, Good, Eco-Friendly
Lifetime Wish: Bottomless Nectar Cellar
Profession: Nectar Making
SuperMax Skill: Nectar Making
Building: Sharma Day Spa
Property: Pinochle Pond
Lifetime Reward: Map to the Stars, Inheritance, Master of Seduction
Black Ops: Amateur Olympics, Outside Reading, Jammin' on the Streets, Business Model, Broadway Cameo, Authorized Biography
Best Friends: Rian McDowell, Justice Wind, Coal Cat, Candy Flynn, Dallas Foust, Aimee Foust
Museum Pieces: Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Toddler; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Child; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Teen; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Young Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Elder
Immortality Achieved: Week 43, Day 3


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« Reply #69 on: September 23, 2012, 09:04:12 PM »
Dear Mother,

There is not much to report at this time. Justice remains firmly engrossed in his writing. His editors love him, for his masterpiece writings are, well, masterful. Though he writes about us, the young fool. And the rest of you, but most take it for fiction.



I am sad to tell you that Patience and Courage have passed on. And with their deaths, masks fell away. Those who were hidden were suddenly revealed. Faith and Justice were soon practicing the magic they had unknowingly suppressed their entire lives (with my help, of course). And with these masks stripped away, I could not deny them the chance to practice this. Plus, it helped take Justice away from his writings to remember who we were.






Of course, he found another distraction, in the name of a lovely young woman named Sara. Of course, this distraction led to a child for him, a girl named Claire. When I saw her, I laughed heartily. Even here, now, after so many generations, our blonde hair still passes down strongly.




Justice was as good a father as he could be, speaking with the child and playing with her often.




But always, he went back to the writing. It consumed him.

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« Reply #70 on: September 23, 2012, 09:20:50 PM »
Dear Mother,

The day came when Justice had finally reached that time. And he knew what would happen. But did he tell us how he felt? No.



Instead, he went to his darling daughter, Claire, and asked her for a hug for moral support. Of course, she was happy to oblige.


The household was up early to celebrate. As for me, well I was relieved. My torment was over - no matter how tempered by the house of daughters and the last son.




Justice took his first taste.


AND IT IS DONE.

As required, we took our group photograph.



We also took a photograph of the many gnomes who invaded us over the generations.


And then Grace revealed to Constance and Charity the truth of their existences - they were the same as Her Royal Grace.




As for me?

I am coming home, Mother.



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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #71 on: September 23, 2012, 09:21:35 PM »
Justice Wind - Eight Generation

Partner: Sara Cano
Favorite Food: Hot Dogs
Favorite Music: Latin
Favorite Color: Spice Brown
Astrological Sign: Capricorn
Education: Valedictorian of the Community School for the Gifted
Traits: Couch Potato, Hates the Outdoors, Bookworm, Workaholic, Neurotic
Lifetime Wish: Living in the Lap of Luxury
Profession: Writing
SuperMax Skill: Writing
Building: Plumbbob Pictures Backlot
Property: Papyrus Memorial Library
Lifetime Reward: Acclaimed Author, Bookshop Bargainer, Fast Learner
Black Ops: Scavenger Hunt: Beetle Quest, The Boiler Room, A Masterpiece, Art Class, A History of One, Just Business
Best Friends: Valor Wind, Sara Cano, Kisha McDowell, Christopher Lambert, Claire Cano, Kenyatta Lillard
Museum Pieces: Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Toddler; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Child; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Teen; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Young Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Adult; Painting, Sculpture, Photograph - Elder
Immortality Achieved: Week 49, Day 5


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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #72 on: September 23, 2012, 09:23:41 PM »

Completed Week 49, Day 5
All expansions and stuff packs (sans Katy Perry Sweet Treat)
Museum Value - $918,843

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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #73 on: September 23, 2012, 09:50:58 PM »
Congratulations!!!  Wow what a great achievement - I'm moving your thread to the completed dynasties board and expect a PM from me soon.
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Re: Winds of Change - Immortal Dynasty (Completed 9/23/12)
« Reply #74 on: September 23, 2012, 10:12:28 PM »
Thanks very much! It was an event, for sure, especially between working full time and weekly papers due for school. :o

The absolutely worst part is that 3/8 of my Dynasty has a preference for some shade of green. Which, while I like green, that was a bit much.

But the best part of above all else is how long that blonde has persisted. I'm really surprised by it, since the only spouses to have blonde also were Agnes and Octavio.