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Let's Play CK Shattered World: Some Guys
Naut Somme-Gais II

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Riley Quinn
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Let's Play CK Shattered World: Some Guys
Back at peace again, Gilbert expands the family tree.

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Let's Play CK Shattered World: Some Guys
Today, I became Count of Bourges.

Presumably this is because I am the most handsome man in France. Shaving off my hair was definitely A Good Move.

"Greetings, peasants, I am your new ruler!"

Blank stares.

"Ahem. I am the count of Bourges, here to unify this shattered realm!"

"But you're... just some guy."

"Excuse me? I am not some guy!"

"Oh, s-sorry Lord Somme-Gais!"

Wait, what?


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Oh, for crying out-

FINE. If that's how it's gonna be, I'll show you, I'll show you all!


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I celebrate my newfound ambition by getting married.


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Tumumblemumble is a fetching Irish lass. Thick accent, but we manage.

She still calls me Naut. Goddammit.

But we get along okay.


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I gain bravery.


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Then a hat.


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Then a son.


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Good year, would year again.


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*sweats nervously*


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I have raised a cynical two year old. I'm proud of myself.

I celebrate by deciding that anyone who is better than me at anything is just a fricking jerk.


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Without much else to do in Bourges, I decide to start lifting.


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My subjects are duly impressed.


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Gilbert becomes diligent and brave.


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And my beloved Tumumblemumble gives me a daughter!


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POACHERS!?


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My advisors are weird.

Meanwhile, Gilbert reaches majority.


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I promptly decide that this peace thing is getting boring.


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Whoo!

Anyway, just taking lives is too basic for me. I have to create them too.


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Gilbert gets married.


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And... wait a minute, where did that little skull come from?


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Truly he was the best of us.

Mahaut vents her grief by punching another child in the face.


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Victory!

Man. War is eventful.

General Video Game Discussion Thread
So my crusader kings save might have glitched a bit...
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ded.

I am ded.

Brady Floyd
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Audrey Reyes
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The Black River
Cameron agreed to letting Coleen sit there, and Vinny nodded along, giving a slight gesture towards the open spot on the table. It... okay it wasn't entirely ideal, but she could deal with it. Coleen clearly wasn't an asshat, although Enza would have rather just, y'know, been able to fixate all of her ranting at Cameron and not have to worry about offending someone else's delicate sensibilities.

While Coleen moved over and Cameron got to conversation, Enza hailed a waitress and ordered a coke. Something sugary and caffeinated to perk her up sounded good right about now. Looking back to the others, Enza gave a little shrug.

"Sorry, Goomba, you've walked in on my special snowflake hour," she smiled wryly. "Usually I'm more cheerful and less cussy. But people have been shit today. Very shit."

A vague gesture to the dress. "Guess we have some fashion criminals around school."

Audrey Reyes
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Hi Kervin. I'd like a bit more detail on Audrey's relationship with her parents, as there isn't much beyond her feelings about moving around - there are a few places where you kind of touch on it but don't go into greater depth that could use expanding. Plenty of Catholics don't have any problem with LGBT people, for instance, so why is she particularly worried about her parents' views?

Also, how did they react to her attempting to change her own accent? This has some serious implications regarding how she feels about her own racial identity and I think it needs further exploration.

Toby 'Noodle' Andreasson
Name: Toby 'Noodle' Andreasson
Gender: Female
Age: 18
Grade: 12th
School: Cochise High School
Hobbies and Interests: MMA, exercise, studying, particularly science and math, babysitting.

Appearance: Toby is 5'5", 130lbs, the majority of which is lean muscle, lending itself to a trim and compact look. She's in absolutely fantastic shape, toned in arms, legs and stomach; in short built like an athlete. She has short brown hair trimmed in a no-nonsense style, cut closer at the sides and a little longer on top. Toby's eyes are blue, though they are usually hidden by prescription reading glasses, square-framed. Her nose is small and slightly upturned, and her lips are on the thin side, although her cheeks are a little rounded. Although naturally pale, Toby spends so much time on the go that she has developed a farmer's tan across arms, lower legs and face.

Toby doesn't have much of a grasp of fashion and tends to dress for convenience and comfort rather than looks. She prefers to be able to get rolling at a moment's notice, so she usually avoids dresses, jeans, and blouses, instead preferring tracksuits, shorts, and tank tops. She always seems to have running shorts and tops to hand.

Biography: Toby is the eldest child of four to Jessica and Caj Andreasson, high school sweethearts who got married the day after graduation. Eager to start a family, Toby's parents didn't really plan too far ahead before having her, but were able to land on their feet with solid jobs in retailing. Toby tended to be juggled between her parents a lot when she was young due to their opposite night and day shifts, which parent she saw most of depending on who was on nights. Even so, her early years were relatively normal, and Toby had a strong sense of family ties - especially when younger sister Gillian came along when she was five. Toby was absolutely delighted to be a big sister, so much so that she didn't notice the slow increase in distance from her father, who was beginning to take classes to earn a qualification in nursing. The family weren't poor, exactly, but they did have to watch the bank balance to make sure that they got by.

Toby didn't take to school very well at first, being around so many people not suiting her so well, and having a short attention span. When her teachers brought this to her parents' attention, they were far angrier than Toby recalled seeing them before, almost scaring her into knuckling down at school, even at her young age. Subsequently, every poor report card or sub-par grade on a test was met with a notable increase in frostiness on the home front, and Toby quickly learned that if she wanted to keep the same friendly atmosphere around the house, it was in her best interests to do well at school.

Over the next four years, up until Toby was twelve, the family welcomed Bernt and JP, two younger brothers that Toby immediately fell in love with. She was no less enamoured than before with being a big sister, and her parents were gradually growing more aware of this, trusting Toby to keep an eye on the younger ones around the house whilst they took care of their own work. This was never unsupervised, of course, but Toby was bottle feeding the babies by the time she was nine, reading them to sleep by ten.

This, however, did lend itself to a mounting level of personal stress. At school, Toby felt under a lot of pressure to do well thanks to her parents, who she was beginning to understand had wished that they attended college, so that they didn't have to worry about balancing the books with the family. Her dad wanted her to do well in the sciences, and each time Toby failed to live up to those standards, she tore herself apart with anxiety, knuckling down to her homework and extra study even harder. Feeling increasingly edgy and without outlet, Toby started looking for an extra-curricular activity to find some way or just releasing that tension. She tried out athletics, but found that her mind wandered too much while she was running, then softball, but kept going stir crazy whenever she wasn't actively doing anything on the field or with the bat. What Toby settled on was attending a MMA gym at the behest of her friend Travis Lynch. Though she had her doubts at first, Toby had a surprising amount of fun in her first couple of sessions of kickboxing and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and found herself looking forward to them more and more, appreciating the adrenaline rush and the learning experience. Muscle memory was a lot easier than remembering formulae and scientific details, and Toby threw herself into the training the only way she knew how; whole-heartedly.

When Toby was fifteen, her home life took a turn for the worse. Her mother was diagnosed with Leukemia, forcing her to leave her job as she began to receive treatment, placing an enormous amount of stress on the entire family. Caj grew even more distant as he put in as many nursing hours as possible to provide for the family, while Toby found herself having to do a great deal of caregiving for her younger siblings, more than ever before. Although Toby still liked spending time with the three children, it was very exhausting for a teenager, especially given her dedication to school - she was forced to juggle homework with looking after the kids and trying to keep the house in some semblance of order. Increasingly, Toby worked through her lunch breaks and free periods at school to ensure that she would get the work done and not have to worry about it at home, continuing to feel very guilty whenever her grades weren't up to snuff. She wasn't seeing a whole lot of her dad due to his night shifts, and she hated the only times being when he was disappointed with how she was doing at school. This cut particularly close to the bone because Toby knew he disapproved of her MMA, viewing it as something likely to get her hurt. However, as her only stress release and her main group of friends, Toby just couldn't let it go.

Three years on, and the situation hasn't improved much. Toby's mom is still very ill, and while Gillian can help a little with the two younger children, most of the responsibility is still falling on Toby's shoulders. She is extremely close with her siblings thanks to her practically stepping into a mother role for all this time, though her relationship with her parents isn't as strong. Toby desperately wants to avoid letting her parents down, and constantly feels inadequate if she can't live up to the stringent standards she enforces upon herself. Conversely, she bottles up resentment whenever her dad criticises her, because she feels she really is trying her absolute hardest. At school, if she's not studying, she's on her way to study, and is constantly on the go, giving her a reputation as a workaholic and antisocial. Toby tries to spread her effort amongst all of her subjects equally, even the ones she doesn't like as much. In fact, if anything she focuses even harder on those areas she dislikes, just to make sure she has all the facts straight. Toby isn't especially fond of essay-based subjects such as English and History, as it's difficult for her to find time to research the topics as thoroughly as she'd like, and she always feels like she's struggling to tie material together. She enjoys her science classes, but suffers from anxiety related to them whenever she encounters something she doesn't immediately understand, and she forces herself to check and recheck everything. Toby's favourite subject is probably maths, due it being straightforward; if she does her calculations right, then she'll get the right answer.

Toby has a few friends, mostly those that can get past her prickly and highly-strung exterior and realise that any crankiness is just as a result of stress. She has been favourably compared to a grumpy cat. Toby rarely if ever just walks anywhere, and is in the habit of either running or cycling to wherever it is she needs to go, keeping herself in excellent shape, along with MMA, which she still attends as often as she can. Toby is very torn; while she feels obliged to go to college because of her parents, she enjoys MMA a lot - far more than anything else in her life, and feels that she might actually be able to fight professionally if she tries, but is cripplingly afraid her parents will disapprove. Either way, she is immensely worried as to what will happen if she goes away to college because of the children, especially as she knows that she'll likely need an academic scholarship to attend.

Advantages: Toby is in amazing shape, and is physically a cut above the average. She's strong, agile, and has a lot of stamina, as well as several years' experience in both kickboxing and BJJ, meaning that she'll have an outstanding advantage in hand to hand combat. She is also highly driven and dedicated, willing to keep going through sheer bloody-minded determination.
Disadvantages: Toby is incredibly highly strung, and there's no guarantee that stumbling into another high stress situation is something that she'll be able to handle, especially robbed of key stress-management techniques. She will certainly have a lot of worries preying on her mind, as she will no doubt be concerned about her family back home, a constant distraction which will make it more difficult to keep her eye on the ball. Finally, Toby isn't exactly the most tactful person in the world, tending to take for granted that other people will handle her prickliness in their own way rather than just trying to stay diplomatic.

Mitchell Settles
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Hi Brubaker, before we give a full critique, can you make sure that your profile matches the template exactly? Specifically, you need to cut out the extra line break between the biography and advantages. I know it seems like busywork, but it really helps our formatting down the line to make sure everything's consistent.

Caleb Diamond
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Alex Tarquin
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The Black River
Someone laughed from behind her. Enza's eyebrows went up, and then furrowed. Swear to god, if someone was taking the piss out of her, she was gonna start punting people down staircases.

Vincenza tried - and mostly succeeded - to withhold a glare as she twisted around to see exactly who was there. A brief second of confusion later, and then the long hair swept across the face clicked. Right, Coleen, right. She was pretty quiet, not really someone that Vinny brushed shoulders with too often. There was, of course, the obvious distinguishing feature... but to be frank Enza was the last person that was going to take issue with appearances. Hell, in some ways, the gnarly scarring across Coleen's face was pretty damn cool... though it was probably cooler to look at than, well, y'know... have it.

...She probably hadn't thought that through very well, come to think of it.

Vincenza opened her mouth for an introduction, and then Cameron did it for her. In the best possible way. Enza couldn't keep a broad grin from spreading across her face. This, this was why she'd needed to meet up with Cameron today.

Tipping an imaginary hat to Coleen, Vinny bowed her head, flashing a smile. "'allo, Goomba."

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Well, I'm terrified.

Alex Tarquin
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Thanks Grim, this is looking much better.


one final quibble:

* Advantages: Alexander is intelligent and possesses a great amount of knowledge in a wide variety of areas, including basic mechanics and .

You stop mid sentence here, and I'd like the 'wide variety of areas' specified a little more - refined, if you like, into a smaller sprinkling of things that he knows very well, cause this is currently a little vague.

Min-jae Parker
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Trilogy complete.

Frogue you're amazing.

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okay I had just recovered from Stonegan now I'm dead again