The Ninth Dynasty of Josh
February 23 - April 6, 2015
In the last few years, our small settlement has had no peace. First come the forces from the north, laying waste to the crops and livestock. Then comes the inevitable counterattack from the south, undoing all that had been rebuilt. Plague and pestilence follow armies in a cloud - as does conscription. Both separate the youth from their parents with an equal lack of humanity or mercy. Our patch of land is a border town, and all we hope for is a quiet year in this long war.
But this year, the astrologer sees a portent in the stars heralding such a peace. Word has come that the forces of the north and the south have fought each other to a standstill. Our scrap of land and its meagre tithe is no longer under contest. No lord stands between our town and the fates that guide us. For a short while, our path is our own.
This time, when the avarice of others turns its eyes on us, perhaps we will be ready.
The following players were active at the end of the Dynasty:
Brendan*, Darknight*, Ely, Josh*, Kevan*, mideg, Stadjer, and Sylphrena
Posts of Interest
With activity running down, mideg established a clear lead in Standing to win the dynasty.
Darknight was actually hours away from taking such a lead, as the only Townsperson who would not immediately starve to death upon the Season changing to Winter. Darknight would have been able to Pray after the season switched and take a lead at 6 Standing, which no other player would have been able to match within 24 hours alone.
mideg, Kevan and Brendan were the last three players remaining who had to pick a Workplace in Autumn. Brendan contacted them both and proposed an alliance, in which they would all become Farmers (still starving, but gaining 1 Standing to offset it) and then using the inheritance mechanism that was about to be enacted to boost mideg's Standing up and over that of Darknight. mideg would then roll DICE3 to decide which of them would be passed the Dynasty. The results were assigned in alphabetical order, the die came up 3, and mideg Ascended.