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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #195 on: June 14, 2016, 05:58:46 am »
The unholy flatulence of a Sky Whale.


The legendary Sky-Flounder.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #196 on: June 14, 2016, 08:05:50 am »
skyflounder- a man whos calling was to be a sailor but he could not as he was a rare race well a mutant who lived in a pool on a island in the sky yet one day sailors landed here and so he joined there crew but they bullied him for being a mutant until he earned his name by taking down a entire fleet as the captain because the real captain had been knocked out and so he made a ship named sky fish and one day he mated with a lady having little mutants until it became a big race but then the hunters came finding that this was the best tasting food ever and so the race was eaten other than skyflounder who now wanders the skys

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #197 on: June 14, 2016, 12:15:41 pm »
Elizabeth Dracmanda was the empress of an enormous commercial empire in the Guild.
She died after an assassin was sent by a rival consortium. She left behind her daughter Beatrice and an un-named man, that during Elizabeth's life acted as a councellor, who was simply referred as the ''Dracmanda Seer''.
While little Beatrice grew up, she survived multiple assassination attempts, always protected by the seer, who acted as a blade in the darkness, striking Beatrice's enemies before they could do anything to harm the girl.
After thier death, that occurred by natural causes, all this story was found in a diary of her, making the now dying Dracmanda guild a subject of many tales among the people.

The weeping sage

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #198 on: June 14, 2016, 02:02:24 pm »
A Legendary Quest Master and mad god controlling adventures behind the scenes.  Often said to roll dice to determine the outcome of an adventuring party's actions.  Known among his followers as the Sage of Eyes, it is known that his dice are fickle and have a great hate of his godly liver, as while he wishes for suffering, the dice grant many criticals and good fortune among the party more often than not, driving him to drink.

A favourite drink of his followers is a salty, strong alcohol called "Sage Tears"

(seriously he's one of the best quest masters on Spacebattles)

Will of the Sky

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #199 on: June 14, 2016, 03:03:26 pm »
Will of the sky is just another saying for being adrift without engines in a hot air balloon or disabled airship.
To follow where ever the wind takes you, that is the will of the sky.

Of course, it also applies to Furious lightning storms, Blizzards, and Acid raid. For it is the will of the sky to attempt to kill you and impede you every step of the way.


- A nice relaxing flight.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #200 on: June 14, 2016, 03:12:15 pm »
"A nice relaxing flight." is a euphemism for throwing a self entitled passenger or crew member off the side of an airship at altitude. Example "The provost's son kept complaining about the grit when we were flying through a sand storm so I made sure he had a nice relaxing flight."

The Burren's Shimmy

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #201 on: June 14, 2016, 03:47:49 pm »
Legends foretold from the days of old. Sailors witness the green flares as the Sun descends below the waves.
Many Arashi have noted similar properties occurring when the Sun touches the dunes of the burren.

Arashi Bone Breaker Trials.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #202 on: June 14, 2016, 04:02:12 pm »
The Arashi Bone Breaker Trials are a cornerstone of Arashi  engineer culture.  To test their ability to salvage anything, the young engineers must compete in various tests of strength and endurance.  These include the Mallet Throw, the Tar Run, and the Bulkhead Carry.

The Tale of Guntar of Anglea, and Lars the Baron

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #203 on: June 14, 2016, 05:58:08 pm »
''The Tale of Guntar of Anglea, and Lars the Baron'', otherwise known as ''The Tale of Moster-eater Guntar and Whale-killer Lars'' are one of the products born from peaceful relations between the Republic and the Baronies.
In the first day after the Great War of Old, the Baronies and the Republic were still forming and pioneers reached for the Firnfeld in order to claim more lands for thier people.
The Tale begins with a meeting of two such pioneers: Guntar, the paragon anglean, was intent of wrestling a beached shark into submission as he was found by Lars.
Lars helped Guntar carry the shark to his ship, only to see that it had been destroyed.
Lars offers to help Guntar by letting him sail for a while on his own ship... only to get shipwrecked after being attacked by a whale.
Thus, began their journeys together.
Troughout the Tale, Guntar appears to be the strongest among the two, always ready for a fight, yet he is as much honest as he is strong, he is also the most serious among the couple.
Lars on the other hand appears to be the more dextrous than his fellow, yet weaker, more mischevious and prone to make jokes.
The central part of the Tale shows how they got thier nicknames:
Guntar, Lars and some firnfeldlander were travelling towards a village from which no one had heard anything for weeks.
Suddenly they are attacked by a pack of snow tigers. Many men die with thier neck bitten of by the great feline, and as such Guntar decides to give them thier own medicine; after killing by axe a couple of tigers, he jumps onto one, and starts furiously biting its neck.
In the evening Guntar had a new tiger-pelt coat and a liking for raw tiger meat.
After leaving said village, the couple is attacked by some whales. Being most of the time under the water, little could they do against the whales; then Lars did something that many man would consider idiotic, while Guntar considered genious: he jumped onto the back of a whale that was getting back under water, and started stab it into it's head with his sword. Other whales wanted to help the attacked one, but they only gave themselves as targets for the furious Lars, who it is said that killed three whales that day.
The Tale ends with them getting back to the port to which Guntar was planning long ago to bring the shark he wrestled and, after saying farewell to eachother and exchanging gifts (a snow-tiger fur cloak and a whale skin jacket), going back to their own homes.
Many historians from both Anglea and the Baronies have found enough evidence to sustain the historicity of the fact.

''The Guildman and the wolf''

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #204 on: June 15, 2016, 02:04:42 am »
"The Guildsman and the Wolf is a metaphorical play on words regarding an ongoing 35 year feud between the Mercantile Guilds and the Wolf Bandits.

The guilds, having been established in the vastness, constantly ship trade goods too and from Chaladon through Abermar valley. The Wolf bandits, Established at the bottom of the Abermar valley, set the groundwork for an Ongoing war of raids between the two proud sides.
The Funny thing is, Wolf bandits are among the more decent kind of bandits in the world, you wouldn't know at a first glance given how they often wear Gray Wolf hides and Shaman masks to terrorize their foes.
Yet, having been established in a river valley, they were always well off in resources and never actively raided passing ships unless they were in dire straits, picking targets that had absolutely what they needed through their information networks and never slaughtering indiscriminately.

Now, the reason for their feud is...A Certain notable Guildsmen had apparently gotten sick of his Cargo ships being raided, even if the losses were barely noticeable in his accounts.
His response was a small fleet from Arashi comprised of Bandit hunters. Their job was to tail a Raid fleet from the Wolf bandits to one of their homes and Promptly turn the place into ash as a threat.
And so they did.
Not a single person was spared in the Massacre. Women, children, it made no difference to these hunters, all were bandits to be burned alive in their eyes.
And so, to this day, All wolf bandits actively seek out Guild ships in violent revenge for the lack of mercy that single greedy guildsman had.

(Side note. Apparantly this Guildsman had a Stroke and died when he saw his profits plummet after 2 months of Wolf raids, But wolf bandits continue due to the belief that another Guildsman is just the same.) 

Wolf bandits no longer raid ships from Chaladon or any other faction ship in Abermar valley, they hunt guild ships as a matter of honor with rapid and Furious interventions.
A sentiment that has them secretly kept well armed and trained by both the Baronies and the Angleans.



-Echoes of a Past once lost.

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #205 on: June 15, 2016, 08:52:25 am »
It is said that somewhere in the twisting ice caverns of Anglea, a Pre-War monitoring station still lives, sending broadcasts for help on a regular basis.  Captains routinely pick up echoing SOS calls through their radios, a quirk of the caverns.  Following them, they either freeze, or give up and turn back, suffused with guilt.

Why is Anglea Full of Bullshit: A Novel

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #206 on: June 15, 2016, 09:24:16 am »
A novel written by a group of retired elite marauders that got too fed up with the Anglean system and went rogue.
The novel is full of jokes and has also some state secrets in it, even if sometimes they are so outrageous that readers are not sure whether they are joking or for real.
The writers are wanted with a decent bounty on thier head, as thier group is composed nowadays by at least one veteran gone rogue from each faction.
Nobody actaully know how the hell do they manage to publish thier books. ''Why is Anglea Full of Bullshit: A Novel'' is the book that made the group famous, other best sellers are ''The Baronies and thier bullets: The lovestory'', ''How a chicken stalled a Yeshan invasion'', ''Nothing burns as well as a Chaladonian tree'', ''How to offend a Guildsman'' and its sequel ''How NOT to offend a Guildsman'' (the sequel is actually one page long and has written in it
Quote from:  How NOT to offend a Guildsman
You can't.
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Crow's Bullshit Compendium





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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #207 on: June 15, 2016, 12:42:29 pm »
A novel written by a group of retired elite marauders that got too fed up with the Anglean system and went rogue.
The novel is full of jokes and has also some state secrets in it, even if sometimes they are so outrageous that readers are not sure whether they are joking or for real.
The writers are wanted with a decent bounty on thier head, as thier group is composed nowadays by at least one veteran gone rogue from each faction.
Nobody actaully know how the hell do they manage to publish thier books. ''Why is Anglea Full of Bullshit: A Novel'' is the book that made the group famous, other best sellers are ''The Baronies and thier bullets: The lovestory'', ''How a chicken stalled a Yeshan invasion'', ''Nothing burns as well as a Chaladonian tree'', ''How to offend a Guildsman'' and its sequel ''How NOT to offend a Guildsman'' (the sequel is actually one page long and has written in it
Quote from:  How NOT to offend a Guildsman
You can't.
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Crow's Bullshit Compendium

(that is better than I ever expected out of wondering about Anglea's hax and putting that down)

A thick, thick tome that Captain Crow of Cainhurst compiled about things he finds to be bullshit.

Rivaled in thickness only by the bestselling "How to Offend a Guildsman".

The Vast-er Vastness

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #208 on: June 15, 2016, 02:57:08 pm »

Rivaled in thickness only by the bestselling "How to Offend a Guildsman".


That really cracked me XD

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Re: The Description Game
« Reply #209 on: June 15, 2016, 03:07:57 pm »
The Vast-er Vastness

''What happens when you throw a massive ammount of heavy explosives in the wasteland?'' once asked himself one of the many  Chaladonian mad scientists.
A region of the Vastness, around a three hours worth flight north of Selogorod, bear very recent scars, as it is fileed with craters of recent explosions, as Oes-amabi Nlad'en threw around 700.000 kilograms worth of demolition explosives, only to see the eventual result.
A merchant, passing by, was said to be criticizing hiw barren the Vastness was, only to remain shocked at how even more barren was that particular area.
The crew of that ship still remember the struggle the captain went trough to describe the scene.
Apparently it took him an entire hour of continuous thinking to come out with ''Vast-er''.
Even the locals nowadays call that place the ''Vast-er Vastness''.
The captain's name have been since forgotten and many theorize his actual surname was Vaster, rendering the situation even more of a joke.

''You stink like a weaponized baloon''