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Fiction Among the Dust - A What-If Duel between Felrix and Eli-Nesz

Discussion in 'Fluff and Stories' started by Y'ttar Scaletail, Jun 3, 2016.

  1. Warden
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    So tragic. Artists are never understood in their own time.
     
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    You feel like jumping in on this @Warden ? Maybe a Bretonnian Cowboy?
     
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    Maybe, but I feel like the Bretonnians would clash too much with a western setting, unless a crusade got really lost somehow.

    I do like the including of Da Toad Lickas!!! :D
     
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    Substitute English Gentleman with bowler hat and umbrella for Bretonnian. That should work.
     
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    Maybe joust with a gun lance of some kind? :p

    And yus, fantastic stuff, Bob! :D
    Loved the inclusion of the Warp Coffee and the continuing Slann shenanigans. XD
     
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    Yeah those guys are brilliant! But who knows, maybe a certain squire to a treasure hunting knight decides to break loose and become a gunslinger!
     
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    I doubt the two of them will make it out of the jungle alive at this point... more on that one later! I like the idea of a Knight-with-No-Name, maybe with a combustible lance who is questing across the desert.
     
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    I rode through the desert with a knight with no name,
    It felt good to get out of the rain.
    Na na nanana-na nana-na na na.
     
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    Right, is anyone working on the next part?

    If so, i'll hold off the current bit i'm working on. Otherwise, claws crossed I get something up by the end of next week.
     
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    I'm looking forward to it! I have nothing in the works at this time.
     
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    My eggshell is currently empty.
     
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    @thedarkfourth any stories about Llama rustlers needing a showdown at the Npoko ranch? :p
     
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    I have a short list of story leads and character ideas if anyone is looking for inspiration.
     
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    Go on then, inspire us! I'm willing to take a crack at it, and incorporating your ideas with my own can only turn out amazing or awful. I am willing to take that risk.
     
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    Loose ends from last time:

    Ti-Rakz is looking for a new hobby.
    There is reference to a railway station. Which race would run steam engines?
    What was the dwarf prospector mining for in them thar hills? What else might he find there? Who might jump the claim while he is in town?
    With the goblin Boss McCoy out of action, what would the Hatfields do with the power vacuum? Who or what are the Hatfields anyway?
    What about the Ironhide gang?
    Does warp coffee have any other side effects? What happens if any one else drinks it? (The original and best warp coffee is found in Skaven's Plight)
    Can the Underwriter be truly killed? (he represents Death to me) What other strings can he pull? Why is he so keen for the heroes to fail?
    Is the Prospector better on the banjo than TiRakx is on the rat? Can any future characters play a fiddle?
    Is there still a bounty on TiRakz? If they catch him, where do they need to take him to collect the bounty? (I like having TiRakz always one step ahead / behind, though)


    Aside from that, there are some obvious western locations to place some story components:

    The Bank
    The Jail. While Felrix is locked up to dry out, Eli meets a mysterious stranger in the adjacent cell etc etc. Or the heroes bust out and are pursued by a strangely Sigmarine like Marshall.
    The dusty trail, complete with ambush-ready arroyo.
    The crumbling mine.
    Anywhere with tumble weeds and those awesome cacti.

    And unused stereotypes

    The Preacher
    The Doctor
    The Cowherd. What kind of cows would the cowherd herd if the cow herd could herd cows?
    The Sombrero wearing Desperado
    The Drunk
    The Claim Jumper
    If you want to go Indians, having a Slann as the big chief might be interesting.

    There is enough material to keep them chasing shadows for a long long time :)
     
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    Steamhead Dwarfs or Empire... hmmm maybe a race to finish their railway tracks first to ensure they get the business and best routes. Empire seems evil enough to shoot people for their property though.

    Possibly Orcs with fancy hats. Maybe some have feathers in their bonnets.

    Likely waiting for the steam engines to be built so they can take them over/blow them up/rob them. Hired muscle for either side building the rail.

    In a world of cowgirl rat people, stardust lizards from spaaaaaaaaaaaaaace, high fantasy dwarfs in a low fantasy setting, toad licking Goblins who have the holy grail of licking a powerful wizard toad, let's not get silly here. Playing the fiddle is just too far fetched a fantasy.

    Llamas.

    A Sepulchural Stalker, maybe get @Killer Angel in on this.

    Wood elves led by a slann? Interesting concept.
     
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    Indians are Wood Elves? Who knew?
     
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    They do seem the most likely to use all of the buffalo and shed a tear when people throw their garbage on the highway.
     
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    Necropolis Knight.
    But, instead of a giant cobra, he'll ride a bus-sized rattlesnake. :cool:


    (edit: cool, now I'm a massive bastiladon!)
     
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    Sitting Frog.

    Mage-chief who leads his tribe in resistance against the warmblood despoilers of his ancestral homelands.

    Angered about the wholesale slaughter of the buffalosaur herds.

    Scowls a lot.

    Later forced to live on Lizardmen reservation (where he sold cheap pottery...?)
     
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