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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2013, 02:06:26 PM »
Generation 1 – Sebastian
Traits: Evil, Ambitious, Athletic, Charismatic, Perfectionist
Spouse: Alana Kahale Shark
LTW: Emperor of Evil (complete)
SuperMax Skill: Logic
Other Skills: Athletic
Career: Criminal (Evil Branch) (complete)
Building: Shark's Groceries
Property: Hot Sands Beach
LTRs: Fireproof Homestead, Moodlet Manager,
Best Friends: Alana Kahale Shark, Zane Shark, Daniel Pleasant
BlackOps: Welcome to the Family, The Complete Circuit, Becoming More Logical, Labeling Things, A Friend for Life, Fixing the Celestial Slump (complete)
Museum Pieces: All YA, All Adult,

Generation 2 - Zane
Traits: Evil, Virtuoso, Rebellious, Charismatic
Spouse:
LTW:
SuperMax Skill:
Other Skills:
Career:
Building:
Property:
LTRs:
Best Friends:
Black Ops: Pile of Permission Slips
Museum Pieces: All Toddler, All Child, All Teen

Progress at Sebastian's Adult Birthday

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At Sebastian's Adult Birthday



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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2013, 02:06:54 PM »
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World: Sunlit Tides
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Daniel Pleasant - Generation 1 Helper

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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2013, 02:08:01 PM »
Why Try To Take Over The World?



Your average story or children's tale goes something like this. Good guy arrives, fights bad guy, good guy wins. Good guy gets his girl, and they all live happily ever after.

This is not one of those stories.

I hate those stories.

I've had an evil streak since I was born. I don't have a problem with that, but my parents and teachers sure did. They were always at me, whether it was to get better grades, get a job or just stop breaking curfew.

I always knew where I was going in life though, and I didn't need good grades, some stupid part-time job or even any skills yet to get there. When I was a kid, you see, I found this book. It was meant for me, I didn't nick it or anything. Whatever you can say about me, I don't steal.

The book made it pretty clear I was special. I'm destined for immortality, me and seven descendants. And so I didn't need to pay attention to my parents, just wait to turn eighteen and head off to surpass every achievement they've ever made. They didn't realise my destiny when they described me as unambitious at school. I'd say the I'm opposite, personally.

I turned eighteen, and here I am. Sunlit Tides, because a tropical island resort is the last place you'd expect someone to build up an evil empire. And there's pretty girls, and good food. Might as well have your creature comforts.

So, you can see why this isn't going to be a saving the world story, now. I'm the baddie that's coming to take it over. Fun, isn't it?

Oh, I didn't give you my name, did I? Sebastian. Sebastian Shark.

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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2013, 04:36:07 PM »
Wow! Congrats on your new story!
Your founder looks amazing and his voice is not a little sinister.
Great start! :)

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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2013, 04:47:33 PM »
Heh, and just after I finished with the Afons. Nothing wrong with some evil to start a dynasty.

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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2013, 04:51:26 PM »
Sebastian Shark?... Kelsey would be outraged!  :P
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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2013, 04:52:28 PM »
Amazing. Your intro had so much character! I cannot wait for more!

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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2013, 05:14:00 PM »
More sharks! Kelsey, then Iris and now Sebastian! Good luck on your second immortal dynasty!
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« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2013, 06:59:44 PM »
Evil Sharks, Do NOT Tell Kelsey or Iris. Or any other insane Crumplesteels. Good Luck!

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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2013, 07:10:21 PM »
Good luck on your immortal dynasty attempt. Don't tell the crumplesteels about the sharks!

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« Reply #11 on: January 05, 2013, 07:45:11 PM »
Sharks! OHMYGOSH! I knew it, Kelsey and Iris are not crazy (well...) there are actual blue sharks coming from the sea that are evil and want to take over the world!  ;D  :o There is no one face that expresses this! I can't wait for more!

By the way, his little faux-hawk is perfect for a Shark.

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« Reply #12 on: January 05, 2013, 08:31:29 PM »
There ARE evil sharks out there! Kelsey wasn't wrong, after all!
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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2013, 03:13:52 AM »
Kelsey was right after all! The sharks are coming lol!
I can't wait for more. ;D

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« Reply #14 on: January 06, 2013, 03:16:50 AM »
I now see why you bought the sharks back with Iris! Don't tell her or she'll go histerical!
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« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2013, 12:12:20 PM »
Thanks for the lovely comments everyone!

Yep, Kelsey and Iris were right. I've been toying with starting a second immortal dynasty for a while, and when this idea came to me I couldn't resist. Sebastian came pretty much fully formed, faux-hawk and everything. He's an interesting character. I've been giving him a fair amount of freewill in game to pick his own helpers and spouses, and he's not done a bad job at all.

I haven't got much of a plan. I'm not even sure what Seb's supermax is yet!

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« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2013, 12:37:40 PM »
Criminal Beginnings

With only 1,800 simoleans to my name, it was time to get either a job or a rich housemate. I prefer the second option, personally. But there are certain requirements to make you strong enough for the immortality-giving Ambrosia, and being top of a field is one of them. So I had to get a job.

I decided to play to my strengths and go find work with the criminals. No point doing something hard if you can do something easy.



The taxi driver nearly refused when I asked to go to The Lair. It's as if people don't turn up new on the island and ask to go there. Or as if she's scared. Still, her loss.

A rich housemate was still definitely an option, I decided. It's not like I couldn't have more than one stream of income. In fact I've always intended to have many of them, because more streams of income is more money and more money is always better.



I can charm almost anyone, so I just stopped at the nearest fancy house on the way back from The Lair. It turned out to be the home of the Pleasants, a pair of newlyweds. Normally I'd turn my charm on the wife. But it's easier to have people do what you want if you don't flirt with their wife, so I focused on the bloke. He was a nice enough guy. He'd do.



I turned on the old charm offensive.

Then asked him to move in. Without explaining that my house was so far just a plot of land.



He refused. What the actual...? Nobody EVER refuses one of my requests. Maybe he'd heard about the lack of house from somewhere.

Then he told me he struggled with commitment. Been there. Girlfriends have never lasted more than a couple of weeks, it gets boring having the same one. For me, not for them. A few still sent me love letters until I moved here and accidentally didn't give them my address.

“I know what you mean, mate,” I said to Daniel. “Drop round sometime though, and see the house. Bring the wife.”

“She'd want to move in,” he sighed. “She's always on at me to be more spontaneous, maybe move somewhere else.”

He didn't look all that happy, but I'm not a counsellor so I didn't stick around. I had other things to go and do. The world doesn't take over itself, and I had to go and meet the local crime boss, Kahale. 



I hadn't been expecting a woman.

“Alana Kahale. And you are?”

“Sebastian Shark, ma'am.”

“Don't you ma'am me.”

I like a woman with attitude though. This could be fun. She was pretty, clearly intelligent, and basically everything I like in a woman. I wouldn't mind getting to know her at all. I could even work with her for a time, though I intend to be in charge around here in the not to distant future.



I didn't tell her that when she asked why I wanted to join the crime syndicate though. Or that it was pretty much my destiny. It comes across badly. I stuck to the usual rubbish about hearing it was a good employment opportunity and that I was reliable. I've never been reliable in my life, except being reliably unreliable.

“You're interesting, Shark. Fancy taking me out for dinner?”

Did I ever? And her car was much more the way I imagined myself travelling around than that useless taxi.



I don't know when it was I started to properly fall for her. I'd never fallen for a woman before. Like I said, it was them chasing me and begging to stay together. I'd never even cared if they went off with someone else. It was all fun, not anything serious, and that was always how I planned to live out my life.

But Alana... well. She's a lot like me. That's such a cliché and I hate clichés.



We stuck to work chat at first. She told me who I'd be working with and what I'd be doing, that sort of rubbish. But that wasn't what I was interested in at all, and we both knew it.

She turned out to be married to the local top dog in politics, with a kid. Not happily. They got along, meaning he turned a blind eye to her criminal activity and she made sure it stayed out the papers so as not to embarrass him. She said he loves her, but she didn't say she loved him. Her daughter she described as 'sweet'.

I weighed up my options. I had to have a kid, and as much as anything a child with Alana would have amazing genes. Yeah, she was married, but that had never been a problem in the past.

And there was something else. I didn't know what it was, but it was a feeling in my stomach that threatened to pull my guts out if it thought I'd never see her again. I wanted to, I had to. She could help me be brilliant, with the island's criminal boss on my side I could never fail to take it all over.



“Anyway, Seb, what really brought you to this island? I didn't believe for a second what you said in your interview, and I don't think you did either.”

Nobody calls me Seb. Ever.

I was about to answer her, not with the truth of course but with at least more of it, when the paparazzi arrived. Turns out she's a big island celebrity. I hate celebrities. Wastes of space.



And had to leave, because however lax her husband is towards her criminal activity, he'd not have appreciated her dining with other men.

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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2013, 12:41:15 PM »
I love evil people.  Surprise!  I like the idea of a purple evil guy too.   Very nice beginning and I can't wait to see who he chose.  Evil people do make some of the best choices. ;)

And then you updated before I could respond.. Hello Daniel.  Hello Mary Sue.  Do as the purple guy tells you.  Oh and Hi Alana.

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« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2013, 01:02:03 PM »
Yay more Sharks! He sounds so real, I like him.
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Re: How To Take Over The World - An Immortal Dynasty
« Reply #19 on: January 06, 2013, 05:37:20 PM »
I like it so far, Sunlit Tides seems like a fun place to do an Immortal Dynasty! I wish you the best of luck  ;D Don't tell the CrumpleSteels about this...

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« Reply #20 on: January 07, 2013, 10:52:31 AM »
I love evil people.  Surprise!  I like the idea of a purple evil guy too.   Very nice beginning and I can't wait to see who he chose.  Evil people do make some of the best choices. ;)

And then you updated before I could respond.. Hello Daniel.  Hello Mary Sue.  Do as the purple guy tells you.  Oh and Hi Alana.

Thanks Rica. He's on the rainbow slider, I'm hoping for some pretty coloured babies. So far his choices have all been pretty good. Even if most of his wishes do seem to be for water-slides and gnubb sets! If he can be anywhere near as awesome a brightly-coloured evil guy as Artie I'll be happy.

Yay more Sharks! He sounds so real, I like him.

Thanks! I quite like him as well. He's got a softer side even if he doesn't know it yet.

I like it so far, Sunlit Tides seems like a fun place to do an Immortal Dynasty! I wish you the best of luck  ;D Don't tell the CrumpleSteels about this...

Sunlit Tides is gorgeous, I'm already thinking ahead to all the beachside proposals and weddings and parties I'm going to be able to do. I'm not sure I'd want to work at a dynasty if I was on the island myself though. I'm definitely not going to tell the CrumpleSteels!

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« Reply #21 on: January 07, 2013, 10:13:23 PM »
Sebastian's thoughts are fascinating. It puts a thrill in the story to know how tough he is, and yet to find him 'melt' slightly when confronted with the charms of his boss. This is so interesting!  :)

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« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2013, 11:33:53 AM »
Sebastian's thoughts are fascinating. It puts a thrill in the story to know how tough he is, and yet to find him 'melt' slightly when confronted with the charms of his boss. This is so interesting!  :)

He's an interesting character. I'm not sure if I understand him completely yet, he sort of arrived in my head a fully-formed sim. And his wish panel practically exploded when he met Alana!

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« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2013, 02:24:04 PM »
How to Get Thrown Out A House Party



I slept at the fire station that night. The duvet was scratchy, the bed was uncomfortable and I didn't feel properly clean even after I'd had a shower. And the shower took so long I was late for work. Way to make an impression on the first day.

Not that I need to be on time to make a good impression. Let's face it, I have natural talent that none of the other idiots there do. I couldn't wait to be promoted and start doing some interesting stuff with some less stupid people.

Still, my mood was improved dramatically towards the end of the shift when Alana came over to my desk and invited me to her party that evening. And told me not to bring a date. I made sure I confirmed the address and time loudly enough for the next bank of desks to hear. They needed to start getting the idea I was special sooner rather than later, after all.

But before the party, I had business to attend to. Daniel Pleasant was coming over. I needed a house, fast, because there was no way I was spending another night at the fire station. I'd invested in a sleeping bag, but I had no intention of using it if I didn't have to. I deserved a better night's sleep than either of those options would have given me, and the only way I could get that was by using somebody else's money.



I didn't go straight in with that line, however. I'm smarter than that. We chatted about the prospects of the island football team (terrible), about the best places to go for a drink (always useful to know), and what films were out at the moment (an awful rom-com, BatSim Returns, and a generic horror I had no desire to see). And only then did I bring it round to moving in.

“What do you think of my place?”

“It's... got potential, I think that's what an estate agent would say.”

“Yeah,” I replied. “That's what they said. Led me to believe it had a house on it, and everything. Still, I like it. It's a bit rough, sure, but that's exciting. I don't want to be tied down by living in somebody elses' idea of a perfect house.”

I could see the cogs in his brain going. His wife was demanding excitement. He hated the idea of being tied down. It was perfectly pitched, and I knew I'd won.

“That offer of yours to move in. Would you still have us?”

Told you.



From what he said afterwards, Mary Sue was overjoyed. Good. I might have wanted to use their money, but I didn't want them to be unhappy.



They seemed to be the opposite. Even if there wasn't actually a house. Young love.



I'd left them to it by this point, because Alana's party was far more fun than watching my new housemates. Her house was pretty swish. This is what I had to look forward to, at least. And I was definitely looking forward to it.

And a pool. Who doesn't want a pool?



She was in the kitchen when I arrived. Everyone else there was either a suited man talking politics or an immaculate woman discussing their children, and therefore not really my type of people. Obviously I went straight over to Alana and ignored the lot.

“Hey, Seb! Glad you could make it.”

“I am too.”

What kind of an idiot thing was that to say? I could have kicked myself. There I was, with all of the words in the world at my disposal, and I chose to say that. I wondered if I was losing my touch.

“Enjoying the party?” I asked. And then immediately realised how lame that was too. Pull yourself together kid, I warned myself.



“It's a political fundraiser, I'd rather watch paint dry. My dear husband wants more money for the next big campaign, so we're holding rather a lot of them at the moment.”



I wasn't really listening. I hate politics. I was falling slightly in love with Alana.

“What about you?” Her question jolted me back to reality. I had no idea what she was asking, or how long she'd been speaking for, and even where I was was a little bit hazy.

“What? Sorry.”

“No, I'm sorry, I should have offered you a drink. It's probably been a long day for you, with your first day and all.”

“Yeah, I'm just a bit tired.” I grasped the excuse with both hands. I certainly wasn't going to admit to having been marvelling over the colour of her eyes. It wasn't what I ever did.

“I invited you so I had someone interesting around to talk to,” she said. The look on her face was one I couldn't quite understand.



“I can do interesting. I brought you something, anyway. Purple's your favourite colour, right?”



“How did you know?!”

“You wear a lot of it. And it suits you. That dress is gorgeous.”

“These flowers are gorgeous!”

“Well, I try.”



“They smell divine! I've never seen any quite like this before.”

I try, and I always succeed. It was only when I was in a half-asleep, half-awake state in the fire station last night that I'd realised I needed Alana. It wasn't love at first sight, it was something entirely different and so unlike me I'd barely known how to handle it. At least my old tactics for getting a girl would serve me well. Flowers are always a hit, there's a free tip for you.



“I love purple things.”

Now if that wasn't an outright flirt, I don't know what is.



Unfortunately her kid chose that moment to show up. She might have been too young to grasp quite what was going on, if we hadn't carried on talking.

“You're purple, aren't you.” It wasn't a question.

“I am indeed. Can I take that to mean what I think it means?”

“Yes.”

“Excellent.”



And the kid had clearly run off shouting for her dad, because the next thing we know Alana's husband is in the kitchen. I could have left, but something made me decide to stay. If I had the confession of attraction, I might as well go for the next step up.

And she was the one who started it.



“Come here a second, you've got something on your nose.” It's an old ploy, but it's a good one.

“Have I?”



And then I was kissing her, right in front of her husband. I can't deny I got some enjoyment out of that, but something felt right about it. Like there was nobody else worth kissing in the whole world. I really was falling in love.



“Oh, Seb.”

Perhaps she was too.

“Excuse me?” Her husband, whose name at this point I still had no idea of, seemed to be trying to get a word in now.



We weren't really prepared to listen.

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« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2013, 04:38:38 PM »
Gasp! How truly evil! What could be a more evil way to get a Dynasty wife than to steal someone else's? Still managed to be kinda sweet.
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