OOC: HEY OLD FRIENDS! ^_^ Ready for the ultimate Redwall geek binge-post marathon of the century? We're gonna see how far we can get in one weekend, and at the end of the weekend, we will officially kill this thread.
Just a head's up, Fate should be joining us here in a couple hours! She controls the terrain, the wind, the weather, the tectonic plates and (if she's fast) the flight of your arrows. I vote she gets to decide the greviousness of wounds and how fast people die! ('cause the thread is only here for a couple days anyways, right?) If your character dies, grab a new one and keep going.
(And a major personal thank you to Fate for her time. She's a legit writer, and is taking precious writing time away from her seriously cool current project, Toad, to be here. You should check out her prologue: https://www.facebook.com/thetoadbook/posts/172166292917621)
No time limit on how long you have to write your post, BUT I'm gonna be on here for the next two days, and I have NOTHING better to do than jump in and keep the action moving. ^_^ So if you aren't quick, you'll lose your opening.
If a scene gets boring, skip some time and start a new scene.
BACKGROUND for this scene:
You remember the Gawtrybe, from the book Martin the Warrior? http://redwall.wikia.com/wiki/Gawtrybe They were a violent gang of wild squirrels who tried to throw Martin and his pals off a mountain for entertainment.
This is the same trybe, 20 generations later. Bigger, bolder, a little more intelligent than before… but just as prideful and violent. Because so much time has passed, let's reinvent and elaborate on their culture as we go. Throw in social hierarchy, strange customs, inventive weapons, war strategies and unusual perspectives, etc. Anything you want.
A drought led to a massive wildfire that burned huge tracts of land in the Northern Mountains. The drought would have caused a famine anyways, but since the fire burned down their forests, they were forced to relocate.
GOAL: The Gawtrybe is lazy. They don't want to have to found a whole new village. Planting, farming, etc… so much work. So they are planning to take over an existing village and enslave the goodbeasts there. Near the waterfall, they discovered a small collection of cottages with extensive orchards, and have staked it out to be their new home. Keep in mind that they are also VERY hungry, as they've just lived through a famine and scavenged for the last 3-4 seasons.
Current location: The Southern Mountains, just northeast of Floret.
See this map if confused: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/3009948343/sizes/l/
This intro is long, so I'm gonna post the first role-play separately. The game is afoot!
PS… Sorry for the weird title. I forgot to change it before I posted... oh well.