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Interim - River World (Universalis)

 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:01 am    Post subject: Interim - River World (Universalis) Reply with quote

(Cribbed from Chris's Notes)

Tenets:
Large river/Lake with big islands
Mobius strip
No flying transport
Family Units
Waterfall at head of lake
Unusual Crystals (react to sound)
Written language exists, but mostly Oral Tradition
Biology involves seeds propagating along river
Oppressive government
Hereditary Chieftains
Sentient Animals (some)
Mountain & Mine
Mine produces disharmonious products
Extreme Weather
Cusp of Industrial Revolution
Road to Jerusalem is no longer open
Flintlocks and Cannon
magical Tradition around families
Animist tradition amongst some islands
Music (choir and orchestra) has power (because of Crystals)
"Big Bad" in Mine
Gatekeeper Family - descended from Jesus
Mine Owners are not Gatekeepers
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene One (Mick)
(untranslated)
R.J.F. (children) in woods
Pierre Fox(Handsome, Cunning, Can Teach Tricks)
Blacksmith getting special ore from mine
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Two (Nick)
Lower streets, Dockside, Damascus
Ambrose the White singing lights of the City into being.
Radiance (?) of lights dimming n Manufacturing Quarter
reliquary
Prayer to Brother Jehoshaphat (Prophet. Very Dead)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Three (Chris)
Brutus Maximus (Mine Owner, Head of Family, Avaricious) in his Large Manor House, with Gardens.
(Valuable, below Mine, Deeper)
Artemis (8 yrs old)

Servants
Extremely Wealthy
Hidden Passages (Known by Brutus. Some by Artemis)
Stables with Coach and Horses
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(Context: Brutus is poring over paperwork, and Artemis asks him to come play in the Glorious Weather)
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Four (Phil)
The Sparrow (Large cargo Ship) commanded by Captain Jack
Cargo of Ore heading into Damascus
Becalmed against the Current
Night docking Treacherous
1st mate respected by crew
Valuable cargo
Old Maps
Precise Route - dangerous if wrong
Wise Woman contact
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Five (Nick)
Refuge of Saint Jehoshaphat
Sister Extremis (Mild Tempered)
Ancient Manuscripts (Fragile)
Beloved Captain, seeking Forbidden Lore regarding Powerful Crystal (The Ardingstone)
(Unknown where, or what it looks like)
Agents of the Black Sun are Willing to Kill to find its Whereabouts.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Six (Chris)
Miners - Lower Levels
Tools - Sound Retardant
Surface Is a Very Long way Up
Piercing Scream
Fissures in the rock
Several Miners fall into chasm
Earthquake
Miners don't know cause
Rebellion Building amongst Miners
Artemis watches, not worried by scene.
Right Formation?
Found Right Knack?

Something stirs in (???) below:
Ancient, Evil and Justified
The Ardingstone was the capstone that confined it
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Seven (Mick)
RJF leave the Island of nod
Freddie heads for Damascus, Jane to Zion, and Rod to Ebron.
They are members of The Jets

(UNSURE) :Freddie meets Son of Paul, Head Butler of Brutus, who lives at the Manor house
Freddie is chastised for his actions, but Undeterred
Jane reads the Stars:
Actions are reflected in the Stars
Star-Signs must be known to interpret Stars
The Jets are trained to read the Stars
The Jets know each other well (including Star Signs)
Captain Jack is an ex-Jet, and notices the change in the Stars.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Eight (Phil)
The Sparrow is fighting against Strong Winds at Nightfall
Captain Jack demands that the crew sing "Temple of Love", a known Sea Shanty
All Sea Shanties are dangerous (cf: Choirs, crystals, etc)
The Sparrow crashes into the harbour wall, but is saved by the Blessings of Jumping Jehoshaphat
The hardened crew set about securing the ship
Jack, with his Maps, head into Damascus.
Pierre interrupts him, wanting to know of his payment for teaching Knacks
Jacks is unimpressed with Pierre butting in "All the Time", "Do you want fries with that"
The Respectable Captain Jack continues to his Socially Unacceptable Relationship with Sister Extremis,
The cargo is unloaded, and sold for a Tidy Profit, allowing the crew to take a much needed R'n'R break.
A small pebble of the Ore, charged by the Crew's song, explodes in the Merchant's warehouse, causing financial and reputation loss!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2018 3:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Scene Nine (Nick)
Jacob the Slimy reports to Brutus: The Sparrow, with Cpt Jack, has docked, and the re has been an Explosion.
"Damned Religious Fanatics, getting in the way of Good Business!"
Boris and the Black Sun are ordered to "buy out" Captain Jack
"The Situation is delicate"
"We can't afford complications"
Boris is spread too thin, but David can Act!
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