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|4th Dec 2012, 03:26 PM||#451|
Lady Scarlet thanks for sharing these new stories with us.
I always love, love, love your blog. Your character profiles are really intricate and well-written. I think I am in love with Albine's story. She seems so lyrical to me whereas Binet is somewhat prosaic. A match made in Heaven, non? I want to hear more about Ninon. I love her story and she is so beautiful.
I have been swamped with end of term papers--reading your stories was a welcome respite from working! Maybe over break I can put up some new stories too!
I don't think I hardly scratched the surface of everything you have posted--I also plan to catch up reading over break.
|7th Dec 2012, 04:34 PM||#452|
I'm glad to see you're still reading my stories ^^ I'm also happy you enjoy reading them.
Unfortunately, I can no longer play , at least until winter-break comes ... Something happened with my game, more exactly with the time from my game XD It slowed down a lot and I don't think I can play like that ... I still haven't figured out what caused this, but maybe I will when I'll have some more time ... It would be awful to lose everything and have to start all over again ...
I can't wait to read more of your stories too ^^
|2nd Jan 2013, 12:50 AM||#453|
Hi, All! I'm back from a simming break, and with the holidays behind me and the new semester still weeks off, I plan to update my website, and start working on another round of stories. I have tons of pictures taken and plenty of ideas, but nothing written yet. Also, I have begun looking into a 3.0 version of Warwickshire to clean up some of the ragged eges, which continue to persist. It will likely not come out until summer--but I do have plans on the burner!
Lady Scarlet, Yikes ... sorry to hear about the slowdown! I hope you get it sorted out: I love your stories and would hate to think they were not going to be updated!! I have had troubles like this before. They were always related somehow to cc I was using--either incompatible with each other, or simply too much for my poor puter to handle. Good luck with it!!
|2nd Jan 2013, 04:44 PM||#454|
Welcome back, M3g7e! I'm glad to hear that you' re planning some updates for your stories and I can' t wait to read some more ^^
Unfortunately for me, I've lost ... pretty much everything >.> My game crashed two and a half weeks ago and there wasn't anything I could do to save it ... My brother reinstalled my game for me and I spent almost a full week making preparations to resume playing this challenge XD I had to re-download a lot of CC (unfortunately, I have not yet managed to recover everything and for some of the CC I kind of know there's no hope to get it back XD ).
Well... to cut a long story short (and not tire people with my drama XD ), Scarlet's starting everything all over again >.> I also decided to make some changes ... but I'm not sure if I will be able to keep everything on the blog (preparing for med-school is very time consuming XD ). I will post some updated here though ^^" Because I just love taking pictures of my simmies and creating small stories for them ^^"
P.S. This time I added a little more of a spice called fantasy ^^ So ... I'm sure the tings will be a little more ... colorful ^^
|2nd Jan 2013, 05:40 PM||#455|
Oh, Lady Scarlet ... **tear** ... I am so sorry to hear this! I don't want to add to your misery by my own grief in this loss, but I have to say, your sims were so beautiful and your neighborhood such an inspiration to me! I do hope you'll find the time to keep your site going--but with med school application, I entirely understand the impossibility of it. RL must come first! To brighten myself up on this, I only have to say that I cannot wait to see what you come up with next! PM me if you have need of any content, and I shall try to help you find it--I have tons of stuff (not all well labeled) ##huge rumbling noise as I rummage through stacks of notes in of where I found cc## but rest assured, I am most sympathetic to your cause and wish you the very best in getting reordered.
I lost my first Warwickshire, and though it was a feeling loss to me (and I still keep the stories I wrote for them), my secondy stab at the challenge has been better by far. I know yours will be too! And with the additional spice of fantasy ... whew! ... can't wait!
In the meantime, that really puts the responsibility on me to get something together. I will keep you posted on my progress as I redouble my efforts to get some stories up. I am **such** a slow writer--but I will come up with something. Now up on the website is the royal family--just added yesterday. I will try to get that page finished entirely today.
|3rd Jan 2013, 05:54 PM||#456|
I'm back! ^^ M3g7e, I love your updates! I can't wait to read more ^^ I would also love to find what happened with that Captain's daughter, Sita ^^
I've played a little more and even if my neighborhood is far from what it used to be, I'm quite pleased for now ^^ I have ... four families I think, but I plan to add more, to make things a little more balanced (now that I also have supernatural creatures, I have to pay more attention XD ).I also took some photos too ^^ I don't plan to make a story, but I just wanted to share them here ^^ I feel kind of sorry for my human human households ... each of them had at least a child who died in infancy ...
So ... let me introduce you to ...
Lady Mathilde Lancaster ^^
She's still mourning the death of her twin daughter and son.
She and her husband, Sir Thomas Lancaster now have three children (not counting the twins, who died in infancy).
Damien and Millicent Rolfe are a peasant family, who have a small farm and live off the land.
|3rd Jan 2013, 09:50 PM||#457|
Lady Scarlet, thank you for indulging me with the pics of your new families! I am excited, too, about the prospect of supernaturals. I have one supernatural subh that I have not yet built or played, but it has several families of elves and fairies there. I can't yet decide what I want to do with them.
In the meantime, I am working on little Sita actually. In the meantime, I shall give you a quick update and some teasers of how she might figure into the bigger picture (no pun intended lol).
In the first screenshot, Lord Teverson has returned to claim Sita as his own. He is disappointed to find that she is a girl (!), and Father Wright argues vehemently against her going with the treacherous Teverson. Sita looks on from the background.
The second screenshot shows a satisfied Teverson telling Sita to gather her things together.
The third screenshot is of Captain Thorne (Sita's father) wooing the Lady Lislotte, sister of the Queen, who is married to the powerful Duke Rochester.
The final screenshot is of a rogue's meeting. In the foreground is Robert de la Fleur, a mysterious man from Shropshire (his page is under Gentry families). In the background, our favorite bad guy, Lord Teverson, looking rather angry.
That's all for now. I'm working on an outline/timeline of events. I will say this, however. Principle players in this story are, of course Teverson and Thorne, but Robert de la Fleur and his apprentice Caleb Greene are also important. All of these characters have individual profiles and family pages up on the website.
I am such a procrastinator when it comes to storytelling, for which I apologize. It has taken me evers and anon just to get the playing done and once I've finished, I have to go back and organize how everything fits together. Yesterday, I worked on the royal family tree--all done now and linked to the royal family page on the website. And I edited Chapter 2 of the main storyline, which was very, very wrong with the official timeline of the neighborhood. The story is now fairly rough at the end, but much more in line with what has actually happened and at least the events are not patently wrong anymore.
|4th Jan 2013, 01:57 PM||#458|
Yes, playing with a supernatural neighbourhood can be a little more complicated than playing with only humans ^^" I have to admit that when I'm playing with my supernatural families I don't exactly follow the rules XD (not that playing by the rules is something that I usually do XD I often find myself too attached to some families, so sometimes I 'cheat' and save them from death XD ). Well, I can't wait to hear more of your supernatural neighbourhood ^^
Also, thank you for sharing with us some updates about Sita ^^ (I think I already have a favourite ). I don't know, but she looks kind of sad ... poor girl. I wonder what will happen to her now that Lord Teverson took her with him.
Now I have to get back to my game ^^ It's still winter break here and I want to spend this little free time that I have playing and taking photos ^^
I'm back and I took more photos of a family I created yesterday ^^ I had this amazing idea while I was thinking about an old friend of mine who used to be obsessed with witches and dragons (and I already had witches in my game, so ... what about dragons? ^^ )
But dragons were a little complicated to create, so I had to come with something that would work ^^ And I had this amazing idea ^^
Meet Sura and Beatrix Silverblade ^^
Sura is an elven prince, the last one of his kind (he comes from a noble line of Shadow Elves). After decades of living alone, refusing to join the other elves, Sura was already sure that he will continue to spend the rest of his days wandering trough the woods by himself.
Until, one night, under the full moon's golden rays, he laid his eyes on the most beautiful of the creatures, a young, fair maid, who was bathing herself in a stream of water. Hidden in the dark, Sura continued to watch the young girl until the sun casted his first warm rays on her skin. And there, bathed in the morning light, he kissed Beatrix for the first time.
Unfortunately for the two of them, Beatrix wasn't a mere human girl who went to swim by herself that night.
Among the humans, there used to be a story, that once every thousand years, a dragon will shed its skin one night and become a human until the sun would rise.
Not daunted by an old tale, Beatrix and Sura fell in love that night and the girl decided to abandon her kin and live with the elf. The other dragons disagreed with her, but couldn't change her mind.
Beatrix became a human, but the price she paid for her disobedience was high. She lost her imortality and never again could she recover her blood. As a human, she will always carry a stigma and will never be accepted among the other mortals. Half of her body had been scarred and a dragon had been tattooed on her back.
Nevertheless, the two of them love each other and that seemed to be enough. For the time being.
That year, Beatrix gave birth to a baby girl, whom they named Saphira Silverblade, though the new mother's happiness had been blurred by the fact that her daughter will carry on her stigma.
|10th Jan 2013, 05:05 AM||#459|
Join Date: Jul 2011
Hey, I know it's been forever since I hae updated, mostly because I haven't been simming, and things have been hectic. Anyways, here's what I have for my second round.
The Doherty Family
Not much happened here. Gwennin's wife and son are dead, and so he is alone. He had a plantsim daughter, daisy, who grew into an adult and got married to Cian Mallory. Gwenning is once again alone.
The Kennedy Family
Mael and Slaine Kennedy spent the winter comfortable enough. Slaine gave birth to her son, Patrick Kennedy, and both mother and son were healthy. She had a second son, Finn, but when he was a toddler, both mother and father were taken by sickness (also known as my technical difficulties)
The O'Brian Family
With Niamh married and gone to Leinster, and after the death of the infant Enda, the O'Brian brood had shrunken considerably. Not far into winter, Fionn O'Brian, the named for his dead brother, followed his sister to the grave. The death of the O'Brian children caused speculation about the quality of their fish, and Emrys received less money than he would like. Matters only got worse when seemingly healthy Gormley died at the age of 16. While Siofra continued on as best as she could, Emrys lost faith and spent years abed, mourning his children. They had lost touch with Niamh, and only the two boys Padraic and Riley remained behind. The boys spent days outside training their muscles, mostly for want of occupation. So when Riley was offered an apprenticeship to Pearce Murphy, he did not hesitate to leave the family home to his younger brother Padraic.
The KirkPatrick Family
The Kirkpatricks spend a hard winter trying to make ends meet. When Maire took an apprenticeship with Miri Alaya, training to be a midwife, her parents could not have been more grateful. She was able to send home enough money to support her family, and Ruari, Branna, John, and Quaid had saved more than enough fish to last the winter, and sold what was left to the other hungry serfs and peasants.
The Mallory Family
Daisy Mallory fit in quite well in the Mallory farm, and though she never truly fell in love with Cian, she found him rather agreeable. She took a great part in raising Lana Mallory, and loved the little girl like a daughter. She bore two daughters, each with her brown hair,but their father's pale skin. The farm was extraordinarily profitable, and The family also built a beehive. Being able to farm through the winter was a great advantage, and the family grew rich. While Daisy was pregnant again, Cian grew sick, and took to lying in bed for days. Even after the birth of his two sons, Gwynham and Mark, Cian could not lift his spirits. So, in 1549, fever took Cian Mallory and his son Gwynham.
The macBressail Family
The macBressails spent the winter comfortably enough, having kept enough crop for the long days ahead. Ida visited often and taught Niella how to write and read. Niella took up the skill even better than her sister, and could often be found reading whatever she could get her hands on. Meanwhile, Mona gave birth to two daughters, Irisea and Shea. Dissappointed, and hoping for a son, Carey saw himself aging with no heir. Of course, the farm would go to one of Ida or Niella's sons (and at the rate Ida was giving birth, sons could be expected) and there was still hope for one more child, if he and Mona were very lucky. Meanwhile, Niella was growing into a woman, and took to caring for her sisters, just as Ida had. The wild, untamable child was growing into a fit wife and mother. Her ability to read and write made her a perfect wife for schoolmaster Rafferty Kelly.
The macRuadri Family
Sean macRuadri had not been happy to marry, and even less happy to send his lover, Miri Alaya, away. But when Ida, pregnant with a second child, had caught him kissing his paramour, she had insisted. At first Ida had not minded if Sean had a lover, but the rumors, and her inability to stand up to Miri had forced her into the conclusion that the woman must go. If Sean wanted to carry on a relationship with her outside the house, that was fine with Ida. She knew Sean would never be faithful to her, but she needed to run her own house. The birth of her children had brought her closer to her husband, and he was a caring father, even if he was a father to many. His recognized bastard children, Conall and Ros stayed on the farm, and Ida got along well enough with them. Her first daughter, Mary, was not that much younger than Ros, and the girl was helpful taking on domestic duties during Ida's pregnancies. In short succession, Ida gave birth to Niella, Elga, and Biddy macRuadri, all girls, though Sean did not seem to mind. Mary died in her seventh year, but the other three children were healthy.
The Alaya Family
Laoise and her partner Sabrina built up a very popular and very lucrative business selling themselves to the poorer denizens of Ulster. Most men had been visitors, including Gwennin Doherty, Mael Kennedy, Emrys Obrian, Ruari Kirkpatrick, Pearce Murphy, and Dorian Kauker. Even Taisie Kauker had shown up once. Sean macRuadri visited often, usually to see Laoise and his daughter Nuri. Loaise's most common customer was Jill Smith, a female sim with certain male… aspects. Outside of strictly professional affairs, Laoise often shared a bed with Sabrina, and could be found entertaining landed gentleman Marion Dalaigh. Laoise conceived Marion Dalaigh's child, but had her mother end the pregnancy early. However, When Sabrina became pregnant in 1547, she accepted Adam Smith's marriage proposal and made an honest woman of herself.
The Murphy Family
After building a highly profitable home business, the Murphy family moved on to a smaller house, but a separate grocery mart. The store grew quickly, and soon Pearce named his son-in-law, Dorian Kauker, manager and moved on to a second grocery store. While the first store sold vegetables and grains to short-stocked peasants and the bourgeoisie, the second grocery store sold the finest fish and meats, catering towards the Duke and Duchess Cisneach, as well as the richer merchants and gentry men of Ireland. The business took off, and before long, Duane Murphy took over as manager. At home, Cailin raised her two youngest daughters, Ginerva and Niamh. Ginerva was a lusty girl, overly friendly with the apprentice Riley O'Brian, and constantly surrounded by friends. Niamh was more reserved, studying her books and painting. As 1549 came to a close, Pearce, now at the mature age of 54, purchased a third lot where he intended to try his hand at clothing the Irish in his own fashion.
The Kauker Family
Dorian and his young bride Taisie moved into a small house with Taisie's twelve-year-old brother, Duane and their first daughter, Cassidy. Taisie no longer spent her days assisting with her father's store, but instead devoted herself to motherhood… somewhat. One might notice she had frequent visitors, including John Kirkpatrick. She also had been spotted at Laoise Alaya's brothel. Dorian for, his part, had shared in Taisie's foray's into the arms of Laosie Alaya, and did not mind so much as he was the only man in Taisie's life. He filled her with child many times, producing three daughters, and finally one son, Miles. Duane, Manager of his father's second store, painted often, and studied sales. Besides this, he spent time with Duchess Sithmaith's maid, Isabel, a young Spanish maiden of his age. He had a brief liaison with Cian Malloy's widow Daisy, but it didn't last long. On his 26th birthday, he moved back home to take his father's place, and he had made his decision of who his wife would be.
The Kelly Family
Rafferty got along well with his young wife, Niella, and began to enjoy his position of schoolmaster. Niella bore him a daughter, Elspet, but the couple decided not to have children to the next five years afterwards. Meanwhile, Rafferty tutored the Dalaigh boys and the sons of the upper gentry. Niella schooled merchant girls, as well as Ida's daughters when they could manage the extra pupils. In quick succession, she bore twins Mona and Carey, followed by Muriel.
The Cisneach Family
While Sithmaith spent days playing chess and playing at the piano, Muireachadh found an entirely different recreation, namely the Queen's brother, Edward Rochester. Even after Sithmaith gave birth to a healthy son, Arther, Muireachadh stayed detached. When the Duchess found er husband in bed with his lover, they both decided it was time Muireachadh moved to the capital to serve as he king's master of justice.
|11th Jan 2013, 06:19 PM||#460|
Hey, MonkeyZero! ^^ Glad to see you here again ^^ I love your update ^^ So many families o.O And it's just your second round and lots of interesting things already happenes in your game ^^ Maybe you could also share some images with us. I would love to see how your simmies look like ^^
I also started my second round, but that's only because this time I decided to begin with a small number of families (I will add more as the game progresses).
I finished the second round with one of my elven families ^^ All their four toddlers are now children and life suddenly became more bearable ^^" I decided not to send them to (human) school and I opted for home schooling them (it's easier and this way I can concentrate on specific skills for each of them, because, just like their parents, I want them to become healers one day).
|13th Jan 2013, 08:09 PM||#461|
A new chapter has been posted to the Storyline ! Chapter 4 clarifies some of the confusion regarding the connection between the main storyline and the lesser stories posted under character profiles scattered throughout the page. There will also now be more integration between the main storyline (the frame tale) and the stories set in historical Warwickshire.
You will also now find a new tab, Religious Life. Under this tab, you will find links to the various faiths and clerics serving within them.
Morrigan, good to hear from you again. I enjoy your updates: it would be great to see some pics of your sims. Their stories are interesting. Have you considered updating your site?
Lady Scarlet, glad to hear things have calmed down for your simmies, at least for now. I really like your dragon tale since it has a mythological element to it. Can't wait to hear more and see more pics!
|14th Jan 2013, 09:09 AM||#462|
M3g7e, I have a question what mean LTR/STR?
|14th Jan 2013, 02:48 PM||#463|
Hello, Lady Anna LTR is long term relationship score (the bottom number), STR is short term relationship score (the top number), when looking at a sim's relationship to another sim.
|14th Jan 2013, 04:00 PM||#464|
Thank you far answering, and i deciced to translate your perfect challenge in Russian. Are you not agaist this idea? I will write about your author rights . And I am planning to create world of your challenge . When I will do it, I will give you the adress of site! What do you think about it?
|14th Jan 2013, 04:48 PM||#465|
Lady Anna, I am happy to have the challenge translated! You are more than welcome to do so--and yes, please credit me with the creation of the challenge and clearly identify your work as a translation of the original. Also, would you mind sending me a link to the finished translation? Good luck! And please, don't hesitate to ask questions if you need anything clarified. I look forward to hearing more and seeing the finished project! Also, I am very excited to hear you're planning to start the challenge. I can't wait to see your site Keep us posted on your progress.
|14th Jan 2013, 05:30 PM||#466|
Thank you , I am planning to create my word in Russian, in Russian site thesims3.ru here simply link on the site(i am there as LadyAnna) http://thesims3.ru/forum/ (the link for forum) When i create my world i will give the link for it too
|15th Jan 2013, 11:54 PM||#467|
Join Date: Jul 2011
I know I need to take better care of my site. I think I will upload more pics at least.
|16th Jan 2013, 12:22 AM||Edit #468|
Join Date: Jul 2011
So I finally organized my pics, and I have uploaded pics of all my male heads of the house (And Miri Alaya, who is unmarried.) I'm pretty lazy about taking good pics, but they are on the weebly:
|16th Jan 2013, 03:00 PM||#469|
Morrigan, thanks so much for sharing these wonderful pics with us! I feel like I can finally put a name with a face
|18th Jan 2013, 04:50 PM||#470|
M3g7e, I love your update! I can't wait to read some more about all those families ^^
LadyAnna, it's nice to see more people here ^^ This thread was kind of inactive ... XD
Also, MonkeyZero, thank you so much for sharing those photos with us ^^ I really like how your game progresses =^.^= Can't wait for the next round.
I also played more and I just added a new family of farmers (it's kind of nice to focus more on agriculture and less on raising tons of children >.> ).
Unfortunately, I have a new (minor) problem with my game ... It's not so serious, but ... still ... some of my characters disappeared XD They simply vanished >.> It worked weel with one of my ideas ... but ... It also happened in a household where it kind of ruined everything >.> The one with the elf and the dragon-girl >.>
|25th Jan 2013, 01:29 PM||#471|
M3g7e, what means 1K in the table of dowry's bride?
|25th Jan 2013, 07:50 PM||#472|
Join Date: Jul 2007
1k is usually 1000.
|26th Jan 2013, 01:48 AM||#473|
Yes--SusannaG is right 1K is 1000, and so on.
|26th Jan 2013, 08:31 AM||#474|
M3g74, SusannaG thank you very much !!!
|2nd Feb 2013, 07:59 PM||#475|
I'm currently playing during my third rotation and things evolve smoothly ^^ But I'm sure there will be more drama soon, 'cause my first generation's children just turned into teenagers and I have to start searching for perfect pairs ^^
I just took some more pictures of one of my elven families ^^
Yay! ^^ The third rotation is finally over! ^^ I lost a couple of kids this rotation and some adults too, but it just makes everything more interesting ^^
It happened again >.> I had triplets the second time in my game, in the same household XD God, seven children are ... almost impossible to be raised by a fisherman and his (seal) wife >.<
I don't even have matching names for them!
LAST (but not least)
[I can't believe this thread is so inactive >.> ]
Fourth rotation is over! ^^ Now I have a bunch of teenagers that can't wait to get married and leave their parents' houses So ... there are gonna be some more kids! ^^ And lots of drama
Fifth round's finally here! ^^ Thise one's gonna take alot more time now that I have more households >.> (some of the teenagers got married and moved out)
Well, I only managed to play with two families and ... until now ... I have five more (grand)children for two of my families (what can I say? ^^" someone was very busy -_-' ) and a new death >.> (one of the new mothers died giving birth to twins ... )
This is the last photo before her tragic death.
Another tragic death ... This time another young wife ... She died after she delivered her ... fourth child. She was only 16 or 17 ...
But I also have some good news ^^ I have two new elves (twins! ^^ yay!).
It happened AGAIN
Another set of triplets >.> Thank God it's not in the same family as the last time (and the first time XD ).
They were born in a farmer's family. Now .. I'm not exactly sure what to do ... I have to roll and see if the mother survives, but I think we should have *special* rules for cases like this >.> I mean ... giving birth to triplets in medieval times wasn't exactly easy (now I also hate the fact that the midwife left exactly before the children were born >.> a wolf chased her away ).
Well, two more households and this rotation is over two (it's the fifth one, right?) Wow, I can't believe 20 years have passed already O.o I guess it's a little easier when you don;t have tons of families to play with ^^" But things already seem a little more complicated, now that second generation took over the neighbourhood >.>
Well, news ...
I guess you remember Lady Mathilde Lancaster, right?(or, if you don't, scroll up this page and see her XD she's the crying woman >.> ) She recently passed away, but not before she made sure that her daughter will have the same misserable life she had >.> What a mother -_-' I guess it was her daughter's fault too ^^" Mother and daughter loved the same man (but the daughter gave birth to said man's illegitimate child, so ... ), so when Mathilde figured out who the baby's father was, she arranged for her daughter to get married to a farmer's son, so the young girl and her new-born baby had to move away.
The bitter old woman also died few weeks after her daughter's marriage.
Here's Lady Mathilde.
And her daughter, with her baby.
Note to myself
Never, ever, ever marry a half-seal boy and a half-demon girl >.> And them put them to have a baby >.>
She gave birth to quadruplets! o.O God, I'm screwed XD (they already have three more children)