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The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Please move to Graveyard.
« on: August 03, 2012, 04:21:07 PM »
The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty


Chapter One: A New Job and A New Marriage


Meet Jorja Phoenix, the latest in a long line of Immortal Dynasty founders. She is a Natural Cook, Family Oriented, Ambitious, Charismatic and Lucky (she will need all the luck she can get to complete a Dynasty!) Her Lifetime Wish is to become a Celebrated Five-Star Chef.



After arriving in Sunset Valley to an empty field and with only $1,800 simoleons to her name, Jorja wisely decided her first move was to get a job. She high-tailed it down to the Bistro, and was hired as a Kitchen Scullion.



The next step for Jorja was, of course, to convince a man she barely knew to marry her and become a skill slave the love of her life. Whilst walking around town, Jorja spied her future husband... umm, taking out the rubbish.



Jorja introduced herself to the mystery bin man, and found out his name was Stiles McGraw. She immediately got down to business and attempted to woo him by comparing him to a clown. (This is actually what happened when I used the 'Compliment Appearance' interaction!)



Stiles apparently took this as a compliment, as the couple's first kiss was quickly followed by an engagement and a wedding in the most romantic place possible... in front of the bin.









Jorja and Stiles went to their new marital home - a field with a newspaper, postbox and bin.

Stiles: I left a huge house right next to a swimming pool for THIS?!?!



Luckily, the marriage had bought in some money, so Jorja and Stiles kitted out their new home in upmost luxury...



...or not.

After some chit-chat and dinner, Jorja and Stiles celebrated their wedding night.



The next day, it was back to business. No time to waste at the beginning of a Dynasty! 

Stiles began learning fishing and gardening at the same time, using a handy tablet that had appeared in his inventory overnight...




...and Jorja went seek out a very well-known lady.



Jorja: My name is Jorja, I'm new in town and I...

Agnes: Yes, yes, lets not beat around the bush. Just get on with it and befriend me, invite me round, force me to move in and then sell my car. I have done this a few times, you know.

Jorja: Sheesh, no-one told me she was this grumpy!

Befriending Agnes and persuading her and her expensive car to move in took all day, as she kept refusing to come over due to work. In the end, Agnes moved in and parted with her car, fulfilling Stiles' Lifetime Wish of Swimming in Cash. The money allowed a new, slightly more lavish, home to be built. Jorja wisely decided to put aside most of the money for the property requirements.




The bottom right-hand room is Agnes'. Jorja decided her grumpiness would be soothed by calming colours. Jorja and Stiles' room is above it, decorated in a nature theme due to Stiles' 'Loves the Outdoors' trait. The empty room is the future nursery.

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Author's Note - Jorja's hair colour is called Burgundy Brown and was created by Ausette. It can be found in this thread. Thanks to Ausette for letting me use it in this story.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter One (3rd August)
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2012, 05:53:10 PM »
Jorja is beautiful. The house look very nice!
Great start and good luck with your dynasty. :)



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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter One (3rd August)
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2012, 06:22:11 PM »
Thank you loveSims :)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter One (3rd August)
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2012, 07:07:07 PM »
Oh, amyrose, I love it!
Stiles is an excellent choice and it's wonderful to see Agnes too. Good luck with your Immmortal Dynasty!  :)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter One (3rd August)
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2012, 07:32:12 PM »
Nice start to a Dynasty, original choice with Stiles but it's good to see Agnes again. Also, very unique writing style. I like! :D
ANyway, nice start and good luck! ;)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter One (3rd August)
« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2012, 04:39:43 AM »
Thank you SimBlip and MissMaths :)

I choose Stiles because I can't recall ever seeing him used as a Dynasty spouse before. He actually has some pretty useful traits, Loner and Loves the Outdoors are good for fishing, and Neat is good since I don't want to spend money on a maid. His Lifetime Wish of Swimming in Cash was almost too easy to fulfill with Agnes and her car, and I used the LTHP to get a Collection Helper, so I can get started looking for Special Seeds.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter One (3rd August)
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2012, 11:42:40 AM »
Great start! Jorja is so pretty. What a romantic place to get married!



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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Two (4th August)
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2012, 01:25:30 PM »
Chapter Two - A New Arrival


With so many different requirements for the Immortal Dynasty, the whole household has to work together to complete them. Stiles has been fishing for Alleycat fish and learning gardening by listening to tabcasts. Agnes has been painting non-stop and listening to writing tabcasts to complete her Lifetime Wish. And Jorja...



...has been watching television.

Jorja: For your information, I'm trying to learn foreign recipes from the cooking channel! Wait, what's happening to me?




When Jorja told Stiles the good news the next day, he decided to furnish the nursery right away.



Stiles: This baby will Love the Outdoors as much as I do, so they must have a suitable nursery.

Jorja: How do you know what the baby will be like? He or she is not even born yet!




Jorja: Actually, this nursery does look good.

Like responsible parents, Jorja and Stiles read up on pregnancy and babies at the library.



Over the next few days, Jorja got bigger by the second. Stiles spent most of his time at Stoney Falls catching Alleycat fish and Angelfish, whilst Agnes shot up to level six in the painters career.



Agnes: I'm going stir-crazy painting all day! I'm off to Mick's Master Karaoke Bar to show them how it's done!

When Agnes arrived she played pool...




...heckled Madison VanWatson...



...and stood over Anne Song to make sure the drinks were made exactly right.



With both Agnes and Stiles on the other side of town, the inevitable happened.



Jorja: Ow, ow, ow, OW!!!

Meanwhile...




Stiles: I love being on my own and outdoors!



Agnes: Yumi, get off the stage whilst I'm singing. Are you criticising my shoes?!?!

Back home, Jorja gave birth to Freya... all on her own. Freya's traits are Loves the Oudoors and Friendly.



When Stiles got home, he was thrilled to meet his new daughter.



Stiles: I knew you would Love the Outdoors!

When Agnes arrived home, she had some advice for Stiles.




Agnes: I absolutely refuse to change her nappies, or feed her in the middle of the night. Buy her a swing.



At the end of a long day, Agnes went to bed after hanging up proof on her wall that she is not always grumpy...


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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Two (4th August)
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2012, 04:50:32 PM »
Brilliant! Did Agnes (Gloria Gaynor in blond) sing "I will survive"? I'm so loving her presence in your dynasty. Pics on the wall show she had a good time. Well done, Agnes! :)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Two (4th August)
« Reply #9 on: August 05, 2012, 07:32:55 AM »
Brilliant! Did Agnes (Gloria Gaynor in blond) sing "I will survive"? I'm so loving her presence in your dynasty. Pics on the wall show she had a good time. Well done, Agnes! :)

I've honestly no idea what Agnes sang, I was too busy whizzing round town taking screenshots and making sure that Jorja didn't go to the hospital (she got a higher relationship with Freya because she had a home birth). I'm really enjoying playing Agnes, I've never played her before and didn't realise how much fun she is. :)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Two (4th August)
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2012, 09:17:17 AM »
Stiles is a good dynasty spouse, isn't he? The nooboo with look very quite with parents like those  ;D

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Two (4th August)
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2012, 09:17:52 AM »
I love the hair you gave Agnes! It really works for her.

(Can you learn foreign recipes from the cooking channel? I've gotten a foreign recipe from a Career Opportunity in the past, and I think I've seen one in the consignment store once or twice....but I've never had much luck with the cooking channel to begin with.)
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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Two (4th August)
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2012, 12:01:06 PM »
Thank you everybody for reading and commenting :)

(Can you learn foreign recipes from the cooking channel? I've gotten a foreign recipe from a Career Opportunity in the past, and I think I've seen one in the consignment store once or twice....but I've never had much luck with the cooking channel to begin with.)

Yes, although it has been taking a long time to learn anything. So far Jorja has only learnt the Falafel recipe. The one I really want her to learn is the Cheese Plate recipe because it takes no time to make, and will be very useful for her skill challenges.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Three (5th August)
« Reply #13 on: August 05, 2012, 03:15:28 PM »
Chapter Three - Three Birthdays


Agnes and Stiles had their Adult birthdays on the same day, so they decided to throw a joint birthday party to celebrate. Despite the fact only a few sims were invited, most of the town turned up (probably hoping for some free cake!).

Zelda Mae got into the party mood by dancing on the kitchen counter.




Cycl0n3 Sw0rd made the mistake of insulting Agnes.



Agnes: How dare you come to my party wearing those awful glasses? They are hideous!

Stiles and Agnes blew out their cakes together, and looked very worried as they aged up.






Agnes: What are these sparkles doing? Go away!

Although Agnes has her grumpy moments (or entire days!) she does have one very particular soft spot...




...for baby Freya. Agnes is always the first one to the crib if Freya needs a cuddle.

Freya aged up into toddler with a little help from Jorja.




Freya aged up with Stiles' hair and eye colour. I think she might have Jorja's eye shape and mouth, but it's too early to tell.



Freya likes to spend a lot of time outside, playing with her special toy.



Whilst Freya plays, Jorja started her first day of work. She hasn't worked at all because of getting married and maternity leave, but she is more than making up for lost time, getting a promotion on her first day.



Although Jorja would love to spend time with Freya, she has requirements to get on with. At least Freya is in safe hands with Agnes.


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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Three (5th August)
« Reply #14 on: August 06, 2012, 10:48:04 PM »
Joria's pregancy outfit was gorgeous. Lol @ Agnes' getting into her stride with a remark about Cycl0n's glasses! Freya is a sweetie. I hope she'll inherit Joria's luscious lips, too.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Three (5th August)
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2012, 11:10:13 AM »
Sorry for the long absence from the forum and lack of updates to this story, but I had hard drive issues and it took a while for them to be fixed. I'm hoping to get a chapter for the story posted later today :)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Three (5th August)
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2012, 08:01:04 AM »
Chapter Four - Toddler Training and A Birthday


Jorja taught Freya all the essential skills she would need for life. Freya learned to walk...



...how to use the potty...



...and how to talk. Jorja used this opportunity to explain a few things to Freya.

Jorja: The most important things to remember for the Dynasty are...




...you need to work hard to achieve the requirements...



...you can never move out...



...you must have a museum of portraits...



...and a Supermax skill. Mummy does lots of cooking!





Jorja: But when we are immortals, we can have lots of fun with make-up, shoes and sunny holidays!



Jorja: We have to be very careful, as we don't want to have a fire.

If only Jorja knew...




The household gathered to celebrate Freya's birthday, and Jorja helped to blow the candles out again.

And then this happened...




Apparently the logical course of action when there is a fire is to stand right next to it panicking. I sent everybody out of harms way to the other side of the lot, but only Jorja and Freya stayed there. Agnes and Stiles kept running back to the fire, and were very unhelpful by screaming at it.



The fire engine turned up eventually, and the fire got put out.



After all this drama, Freya aged up outside in front of the garden. It felt like tempting fate to have the cake indoors! Stiles is in his swimwear because playing in the sprinklers is apparently more important than celebrating your daughter's birthday. ::)




Freya aged up with the Angler trait. She's going to take over the fishing responsibilities for the rest of the Dynasty. Freya also decided one of her LTR's will be Fireproof Homestead.



I think Freya looks like Jorja with Stiles' hair and eye colour, although it is a little too early to tell for sure.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Four (30th August)
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2012, 03:57:45 PM »
Those cakes... *grumble, grumble*... it just happened to me too.
It looks like you had a speedy call from the firefighters!
Frey looks like a real beauty in the making. :)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Four (30th August)
« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2012, 06:11:41 AM »
Thanks for reading SimBlip, it was the first time I had ever had a cake fire, and it had to happen in a dynasty ::)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Four (30th August)
« Reply #19 on: September 09, 2012, 10:57:14 AM »
Chapter Five - Childhood Cuteness and No Fires

Freya was an adorable child, and often spent her days in her favourite princess outfit.



Her bedroom got a makeover fit for a princess/angler.



Freya loved spending time outdoors learning fishing. She got a good headstart, reaching level five and catching lots of fish. She also reads fishing books to learn the different baits.





Freya also had lots of time to be a child, and often played submarine in the bath.



Freya: I love water! And I love fish! But I hate doing my homework.



Freya: Look what I can do!



Meanwhile, Jorja and Stiles spent most of their time working towards the Dynasty requirements.

Stiles listened to Handiness tabcasts so he could upgrade the appliances, and tended to the garden at the same time.




Jorja earned a promotion to Sous Chef, and spent most of her time cooking.





Jorja: I don't even need to look when I'm chopping. I'm a fantastic chef!

Jorja celebrated her Adult birthday with a small family gathering.





Stiles was rather rude, and ate his cake away from the others even though there was plenty of room at the table.



A few days later, Freya celebrated her Teen birthday with a party - not that you can tell from the screenshots.




Freya certainly turned out pretty, but I have no idea where her mouth came from - it doesn't look like either of her parent's. She was just about to blink in the screenshot, so her eyes look a little different. Freya gained the Neat trait, mainly so I won't have to hire a maid for the later generations.



Here's a bonus shot of Freya aging up, which made me laugh.



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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Five (9th September)
« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2012, 01:02:20 PM »
Freya is cute.

That's so clever about the neat trait. Maids can so easily become bugged.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Five (9th September)
« Reply #21 on: September 09, 2012, 02:56:13 PM »
Thanks saltpastillen! I can't take credit for it though, I read it in another story and thought it was a good idea.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Five (9th September)
« Reply #22 on: September 09, 2012, 07:54:17 PM »
I love Freya's princess pictures. Clever girl to advance well in fishing.
What are handiness podcasts?
I also love the birthday picture with Freya talking about cooking (even if daddy was a bit rude sitting apart). She obviously loves her mum a lot. Very nice update! :)

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Five (9th September)
« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2012, 06:09:51 AM »
Oops, I meant tabcasts. I'll change that now. Tabcasts are from the store premium content MultiTab 6000. Your sim can listen to them and improve on their skills whilst doing something else. Stiles was improving on both handiness and harvesting the garden at the same time.

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Re: The Phoenix Immortal Dynasty - Chapter Five (9th September)
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2012, 04:08:15 PM »
Oops, I meant tabcasts. I'll change that (...)
Aye, I understand it now. Thanks for explaining. Can't wait to see what happens next. Such a good story! :)