[campaign] Unlikely Companions advertising for collaborators

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[campaign] Unlikely Companions advertising for collaborators

Post by Can-ned_Food » June 7th, 2018, 10:57 pm

So…
This began with me thinking that all those MP campaigns which feature a small group of heroes on a quest should have some accomodation for the actual number of humans participating.

With the campaign Unlikely Companions, there are six heroes, but the [side] on which they belong varies with the actual number of players. One player can control all six on the same side, or six players can each control one on a different side.
Of course, if you were doing it hotseat, then you could decide to do it however you want.

This technical premise is what preceeded my need to have a story to go with the heroes.

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	description =	_"
	  The lands of six peoples           
	   gasped for breath, so             
	    inundated in bloods              
	     which they pulled               
	      from themselves:               
	        red from the Huums,          
	         who bore standards high;    
	        black from the Gorks,        
	         for hungers despoiling;     
	        blue from the Siðz,          
	         dwellers in clay and mire;  
	        white from the Ɂucɂuc,       
	         taking life so to live;     
	        sepia from the Elwanes,      
	         with sap like cousins,      
	          the trees;                 
	        pallor green from the Nŋmḿ,  
	         dimly glowing in moonlight. 
	  One of all those together          
	   are six.                          
	   Those six shall confront          
	    at the nexus                     
	     of fate.                        
	  "
	description_alignment =	right
It occurs sometime in the pre–Wesnoth history and with a variant cosmogenesis. I didn't want to surround it too much with the established stuff.
All the races are renamed somewhat and their descriptions reprised to mesh with the different cosmogene. The geography is mostly unchanged, excepting similar; one example of the revisions is that there are now three small continents in place of the one “Old Continent”.

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[topic]

id =	"EpochsOfIrdya_preWesnoth_lore_Irdya_roles-and-deities"

title =	_"roles and deities of people"

text =	_"
#     people
#           role
#                 deities
  
      Nŋmḿ
            caretakers of Irdya
                  “the story”
  
      Huums
            people of art
                  their king and queen
  
      Gorks
            people of savagery
                  strongest nearby
  
      Ɂucɂuc
            people of the rot
                  dead panþ
  
      Elwanes
      Elwoses
            people of the trees
                  pagan spirits and sprites
  
      Siðz
            people of the aridland and marshland
                  sun
  
      Arædrax
            people of the sky
                  weather spirits — especially in storms
  
      Rholghs
            people of the mountains
                  subterranean tectonic spirits and sprites
  
      Ḥnạgḥa
            people of the swamp and lake and beach
                  the Waıd–Waınder
  
      Mertaot
            people of the river and pelagia
                  Father and Mother and Cradle of the Mertaot
  
      Zļǔgınin
            people of the sargassum
                  pagan spirits and sprites
  
      Śẁāśƶǔś
            people of the photoliminal ocean
                  the krillish hive
  
      Owměaouu
            people of the cold ocean
                  Lěvıaþǎn
  
      Pŀģŧȼ
            people of the deep brine
                  parent sludge and that spirit thereof
  
      Ḛx̰a̰x̰ṵk̚
      A̰ȼ̰ṵȼ̰ꜥ̰ħ̚
            people of the dark ocean
                  sulfurous vents
  
      Mɱȣɲ
            balanced opposition against the caretakers of Irdya
                  coldness
                  the Drowser in ice
  "

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I'm so full of it. :)

It uses a novel inventory system that does not require trawling through [message] pages.

I'm opening for collaboration with those who want to help making:
  • special hero units with their new sprites and audio,
  • scenarios,
  • additional voice work for narrating the scenarios, and
  • miscellaneous tweaks to the cosmology.
Additional information will be provided through PM discussions for those interested.

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