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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #180 on: June 10, 2016, 08:23:01 am »
The Arashi Fork is a right of passage to the desert people.  Upon reaching the age of maturity, they set out alone into the desert, with only a beaten up junker, and a single canteen.  The name refers to the critical point, where the young man or woman must navigate through the desert with nothing but what the desert provides.

A Guildsman's Glare

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« Reply #181 on: June 10, 2016, 02:30:17 pm »
Renowned for their politeness and political savvy, a Mercantile Guildsman's glare is, surprisingly, often enough to cow even battle hardened Angleans.  Therefore, whenever someone's glare is particularly venomous, they are said to have a Guildsman's Glare.

Chaladonian Conga

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« Reply #182 on: June 10, 2016, 06:01:36 pm »
The chaladonian conga comes in two flavors.

The first is simple. This is an event for a chaladonian festival known as the "Green sun"
And is usually held on 14th of the new solar calender. Here, chaladonials host various stands of entertaining proportions similar to the festivals held by the old nation of japan.
Alchohol is however, blown out of proportion, leading up to the Chaladonian conga. A dance where half the town drink and dance until they pass out.
Many outsiders often confuse this with a epidemic of fatal diseases as the entire town of people often sleep in the worst locations almost like they died where they stood.

The second refers to a Raid by Chaladonian Airships in which a fleet wiped out a town in a recent border skirmish. The Admiral of the fleet however, thought it would be comical to bombard the city to the tempo of a conga song.
Witnesses recall watching the destruction in blatant horror, but couldnt shake the feeling that the barrage was "catchy" and "upbeat"
Needless to say, the town was wiped off the map. Never to be recolonized again.

-Angleas frozen melodies.

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« Reply #183 on: June 11, 2016, 01:42:42 pm »
Oftentimes the various glaciers and ice caves scattered all over Anglea have various holes riddled through them from gunfire and natural phenomena.  The strong winds present in the region blow through them, making haunting, disembodied music come from the landscape surrounding Airmen.  These have come to be believed to be spirits, trapped in the ice, singing, as most visitors are unaware of the science behind the songs.

The Kool-Aid Man

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« Reply #184 on: June 11, 2016, 06:29:15 pm »
A wonderous Baronite medic. This particular man was always in the heat of battle, helping and protecting whoever he could.
He's particulary renown for working in tandem with expert demo teams, in order to break trough walls, barricades and other various obstacles.
He's very know among other medics for the use of a red-colored beverage, that actaully is a cocktail of multiple combat drugs, pain suppressors and other stimulants. Such beverage is strangely always cool, and being also a very useful aid it's reffered as Kool-Aid.
Many soldiers say that every time they see the ''Kool-Aid Man'' they arenear a wall, and even if a door isright next to it, the medic always blows up the wall to reach them.

Captain Strangherl's Fury

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« Reply #185 on: June 11, 2016, 08:00:24 pm »
Captain Strangherl's Fury is an event during the Great Chaladonian/guild border skirmish in which 8 coastal Guild cities were properly leveled in Chaladons name.

Captain Strangherl is known throughout the lands as "The crestfallen sunderer", A captain with a reputation of being one of the rare few to own an Ancient naval battleship still in working order.
Similar to the battleship wrecks found in the Dune sea, Strangherl and his salvage company took it upon themselves to put together the "USS Thumderong hearts" and make it sea worthy as it did, 200 years ago.
Needless to say, he and his company were successful and went from a salvaging group to the proud owner of the largest manmade object in the age of Skies.

Now, during the border-skirmish, Chaladon paid top dollar for Strangherls services as he and his 200 year old battleship shocked the world through the destruction of 8 coastal cities within guild territories.
His 8 pre world war artillery cannons properly obliterated anything in todays time from range, and he smashed any defending guild fleet with a devestating volley of 40/75/and 20 mm cannons.

Many guild lives and valuables were lost that week. And the event became known as "The Depressing Crash."


- Yesha's Thunder Run.

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« Reply #186 on: June 11, 2016, 08:09:04 pm »
I was writing this when Skymonger beat me to the punch, but I don't wanna waste it...

When Captain Strangherl witnessed his home town burnt to cinders by a group of raiders, he took his Galleon, his crew, and fought off 4 raider ships simultaneously, knowing that he would be torn to shreds by their incoming reinforcements.  After taking out the first four, his ship was in tatters.  Making a decision, he steamed straight for the leader's Squid, under full moonshine, buffed engines, and willing the ship to go faster.  The squid was torn almost in half from the impact, and as the two ships plummeted towards the cold ground of Firnfield, Strangherl jumped ship, onto the enemy squid, and seized ahold of the Captain.  Whispering into the raider's ear, hands around his neck, he said, "Do you know the difference between choking and strangulation?"

Bathed in the glow of dying fires, when they finally hit the ground the broken, asphyxiated body of the enemy captain broke Strangherl's fall.

Nonetheless, he took his surviving crew and disappeared into the night, only to be heard of in legends and tall tales about a single Galleon, tattered and half wrecked, destroying whole patrols of slavers and raiders before vanishing into the mists.

All deceased enemy crewmen found in the wreckage had telltale bruising around their necks.

-A story passed around campfires by drunk sailors.  Based very much in truth.

Yesha's Thunder Run is an extremely treacherous group of narrow canyons, barely wide enough for an airship.  Named such because the echo of engines reverberating through it in the right way sounds like crashing thunder in a lightning storm.

Bulwark Ultra-Heavy Infantry

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« Reply #187 on: June 11, 2016, 08:58:59 pm »
Bulwark ultra heavy infantry is a classification of "homeguard" used by Anglean militaries with the sole purpose of defending the Frozen fortresses they are stationed at with unholy ferocity.
Much like how Anglean raiders are arguably one of the scariest to fight off next to Arashi Skirmishers, Bulwark Infantry are arguably one of Hardest to kill off next to Baronies Royal knights.

Armed with a Submachinegun, Hammer, Two absurdly large Plates of steel attached to their shoulders, and a Retractable shield on their arm, its quite obvious that these men arent backing down for anything other than Overwhelming odds.
Many attackers often run away in terror after seeing these men shrug off tank shells and Aerial bombardments from galleons, and consider them to be warriors of god.
The fact that they also love to charge in and crush enemies with their shield and hammer also add to the nightmare fuel and reputation of these men.

(Nice story Shade, it could be backstory)

-Arashi's Midsummer Winter.

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« Reply #188 on: June 11, 2016, 09:51:17 pm »
A incredibly rare meteorological phenomenon.  In the heart of the Arashi desert there has been a record of two snowfalls Midsummer night.  The term has been attributed to rare, lucky events that do not last long.

The Honor of Lochnagar

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« Reply #189 on: June 13, 2016, 01:11:42 pm »
(Thanks, Skymonger.  And sorry Carn I got nothin')

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« Reply #190 on: June 13, 2016, 02:01:41 pm »

The Honor of Lochnagar

The honor of Lochnagar refers to a written letter of acknowledgment by the guild engineering corps  in which a gunner handcrafts, tweaks, and fires his or her own Lochnagar munitions. The letter is usually a recommendation for any gunner thinking of entering a field of engineering as handling and subsequently enhancing Lochnagar ammo improperly usually results in explosive injuries.
The fact that the owner of this letter does this on a regular basis means they are demonstrating a fair amount of engineering prowess and are used to things exploding in their face.
A trait quite important to engineers of the Sky.


- The Unholy Moonshine.

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« Reply #191 on: June 13, 2016, 06:08:17 pm »
Some kind of satanic moonshine for sale at less scrupulous ports.

the lead shavings are engraved with various symbols and words of evil, and the alcoholic part of the fuel is brewed and 'blessed' by their dark priests, while the actual fuel portion is made of small animals and children.

- hearsay by traumatized engineers who thought they could handle moonshine but were unable to accept their inability to.

Atlas Titan

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« Reply #192 on: June 13, 2016, 07:10:20 pm »
The titan Atlas was a being of the legends of old, and was know to bear the weight of the world on his shoulders.
The Atlas class titan is one of the Old World Air-Battleships that can be found most frequently around the souther wasteland amidst the desert. It is also the one most easily reproducible with today's technology, sometimes prototypes of it can be found in the hands of extremely rich merchants, that use it as a super-heavy freighter with some self-defence, anti-ship armaments.

Daneel Olivaw

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« Reply #193 on: June 13, 2016, 07:41:25 pm »
Daneel Olivaw is a famous Arashi gentleman pirate.

While he did steal, plunder, and kill, he had a code of honour, and was always exceedingly polite with his captives, should he take any.  Never leaving a woman unsatisfied, a tale untold, or a mug of ale undrunk, he truly is an example for others to follow.

His outstanding bounty is extraordinarily high due to having taken many a noble maiden to his chambers.

Shrek the Ogre

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« Reply #194 on: June 14, 2016, 01:37:56 am »
Shrek the ogre is a legend of strange proportions similar to skywhales.
Much like how people repeatively mention a mythical beast in skywhale tales...
People around the globe mention a strange fat green creature lumbering about in lush areas of the world.
Many Skycaptains often spot it in Chaladonian territories, where it it still prominantly green, but recently people have been spotting it in the arashi desert and the Firfeld wrecks.
What it is, we are unable to verify. Many skycaptains immediately change course to photograph the beast, only to find nothing but disaster and wasted efforts.
One rich Guildsman DID however fund a massive search effort for Shrek.
Brought in armies from Chaladon, The Guild, and the Baronies when he was spotted in the wastes.
The Three armies promptly surrounded the wastes, and a capture team with the guildsman was sent in.
No one but the Guildsman was found.
Found sniffling in pure terror beneath a dune...The team of 48 men in powered military exoskeletons were later found as dismembered body parts across the entire wastes, and no evidence of shrek was found.


- Heaven's Stratospheric Purge.