Most interesting spawn?

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alecto
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Most interesting spawn?

Postby alecto » Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:11 am

Curious about other players' most interesting spawns - did you land in a weird town, ended up expert in nothing, clicked the opposite gender to what you thought you did, appeared in the middle of nowhere with no one around?

Last time I played, I somehow spawned an English-speaking character in the middle of a large Polish town. There were no English speakers there (apart from one of the town leaders, who was very lovely and patient), so not sure if it was a glitch or perhaps two people on a ship in the harbour, but poor Temu ended up living there and slowly learning to speak Polish. She had quite a life, learning a trade and making friends and butchering verbs. At one point an old Polish character died and left everything to Temu in his will; she ended up very wealthy and retired to the Polish countryside to help her friend's wine-making business.
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Re: Most interesting spawn?

Postby Zanthos » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:20 am

Deep history time - this is going off the memory I got so things might be a little hazy

in 1511 I spawned a character Jingo.. I think it had to be on Burgeo. Jingo was raw, I hadn't decided on a personality for him, and I found out very soon that I literally spawned during a war between Tuatha De Dannan and I want to say the Blackrocks. Jingo also happened to be incredibly strong and an expert fighter, and was literally handed a shield and a battleaxe and was sent to fight. This was my first major experience with cantr combat, and it was basically all boat boarding action and combat, getting docking, timing log in time to make sure you can get your hits in on everyone and undock before anyone could respond. (this is also the era of server load time limits, of course). I don't have the records, but I know I scored at least one kill during all of this. Probably a guy in his 80s, we were always told to 'go for the eldest person you see first'

During all of this chaos, our army manages to capture a few Dannans, and lock them up in a dungeon. We also capture one of the leaders and I'm ordered to execute him.

Now here is where I finally make a stand with Jingo, I'm fine with fighting a war, I'm fine with killing people who are trying to kill me, but Jingo will NOT kill an unarmed prisoner locked in a jail cell. My axe is taken and I'm tossed in the cell with the other Dannans. Eventually through overwhelming force, the invading army wins and we're all released. My time in the jail cell with those two other people was formative for Jingo, who was basically indoctrinated into the Tuatha De Dannan ways. After release, he joined the group he used to fight against to make amends for those he killed and hurt.

Jingo's life was.. a lot more boring in the time after the war. Born into battle, peace wasn't agreeable to his personality.

Sadly Jingo died in 2189 of a heart attack when I came back from a party at university and found out my very first character was murdered in complete silence with zero RP to spite me because the character who did it knew she was about to be captured and killed, and so I deleted my account. 8 other characters died because of that decision and I immediately regretted it the next morning but alas, I was not blessed by an emergency server roll back and this was in the time before the mandatory wait time to deactivate accounts.

Dates are pulled from the character list, and I've been looking through libraries to try and find documentation of these events to confirm my recollections but haven't found anything yet.
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Re: Most interesting spawn?

Postby DylPickle » Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:35 am

That was a fun time! I had characters on both sides of the conflict, which was interesting. One was part of the Imperial Karnon Army, and the other was a Blackrock. Both mid-rank. They both died on or near Burgeo.

Thanks for sharing that story.
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Re: Most interesting spawn?

Postby PaintedbyRoses » Sat Feb 08, 2020 12:47 am

I love hearing stories of the olden days. I don't understand why there aren't battles like that anymore. It sounds super exciting.
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Re: Most interesting spawn?

Postby DylPickle » Sat Feb 08, 2020 2:51 am

There could be so many reasons. It's a real shame, though. There were way more players and characters back then, and packed in much closer. There was less indivisualism too, I think. But that could be my memory playing tricks on me. You don't really see groups anymore, though.

I wish I could get my character list from my original account.
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Re: Most interesting spawn?

Postby Tiamo » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:27 pm

PaintedbyRoses wrote:I love hearing stories of the olden days. I don't understand why there aren't battles like that anymore. It sounds super exciting.

I think the main reason is characters have become too precious to the players to risk them in battle. Players have usually invested years of gameplay in their main characters, and battle is pretty deadly in Cantr. Plus of course there is nothing to win in battle, other than the thrill of the battle itself.
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