Jan 13, 2011

Going Nowhere Fast

Going Nowhere Fast
So, we have the Expeditionary Force of the Glorious (Yet Necessarily Somewhat Discrete) Shenyu Empire out and about in Chris Kutalik's 'Nowhere' as part of the Hill Cantons' Domain-Level Play-test. We've sent-in our first set of orders for the first two-week turn and now the Shen are busily digging latrines, setting up defenses and investigating their surroundings. They look forward to meeting their neighbors and doing much good business dealings. Once we finish compiling the Summary Report that we are drafting for Mr. Berry for matters back in Butrus, we'll excerpt a few bits here to keep you all in the loop. Let's just say that there are a few rather interesting proposals on the proverbial table and we're looking forward to the results of our initial scouting, hunting and foraging/gathering forays. It will be nice to be able to import exotic wares from Shenyu without having to sail all that way...

Jan 5, 2011

Shen Branching Out

Our Most Noble & Virtuous Leader
Shen are by nature peace-loving and friendly and foreward-lookingest peoples on whole world. We know this to be true because we travel farther than anyone else. Shen ships are the best there is. But sometimes shen no use ships. There are nexus-points that lead to other places. Not long ago Shen's monkey-friends found nexus points. Priest-monkeys all take turns explaining nexus points to shen. They go slow. Use many new words. But shen learn. Get ideas.

Many new shens arriving in monkey-city Butrus. They not very old, still smell like inside of egg. But they shen, and they good fighters. They listen to Shen. Listen to ideas. It agreed amongst all shen present: the glory and strategic long-term safety of the territorial interests of the great empire of Shenyu are best served by our exploring these nexus points. But shen are not piddling amateurish ahoogya prone to molesting hmellu. No. Shen very smart. Shen do things right. Shen set up base camps out past these nexus points and send in professionals--trained soldiers, engineers, and cartographers. They locate suitable sites and begin the building of stockades and such things. One day these become fortresses overlooking thriving colonies.

One day. Some day. But for now, it is enough to send out parties to go exploring these new places beyond the Nexus Points. Some say that there are entire other worlds out there, worlds that still have stars like in the ancient songs of our egg-group. Shen like to see stars someday.

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