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443488 No. 443488
#Open #Canon: Tales of the Unikon #Semi-serious #Sign-up #By the Way #We are out of Coffee

Oh hey! I almost forgot to make this thing!

Welcome to tales of the Unikon, gents and ladies. Here, we will be welcoming any newcomers to the canon, as well as discuss several ideas to throw into the story.

If you might be wondering, this canon takes place in the harsh lands of the Northwestern regions of Equestria's frontier. Glaciers, Forests, Rivers, Streams, Mountains, and Tundra. You're looking at Alaska, in all senses.

So, sit back, relax, and feel free to drop me a line, stop by for a chat if you wish, or hell, even join us if you want to.

Last edited at Fri, Sep 13th, 2013 18:28

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>> No. 443585
>>443573
Ok, so maybe you do run into it. I'll probably start inside the broken train.
>> No. 443921
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443921
Bit of a shame we don't have more people for this. Probably everyone just waiting for an entry or something. Iunno.

Should probably advertise it in that Roleplay Announcement Threads.
>> No. 443944
>>443921
Well now is the the perfect time for an intro; and I imagine you and Requiems characters are going to reach town at some point as well. So there's multiple places for anyone to hop in.
>> No. 443955
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>>443944
If all goes well without me having to bury anyone.
>> No. 443997
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443997
...
>> No. 444010
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>>443997
Is this an interested Party I see before me?

Come in, come in! Sit down for a spell!
>> No. 444290
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444290
>>444010
Guess that was a no, Doctor.
>> No. 444291
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444291
>>444290
Well, can't fault me for being the welcoming party.
>> No. 444296
>>444291
That wasn't a no, just went afk a while...
>> No. 444300
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444300
>>444296
Whoops.
>> No. 444301
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444301
>>444300
Its okay my friend.
>> No. 444302
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>>444296
It's quite alright. So much time, so little to do.

... wait, scratch that. Reverse it.

Anyways, apologies for the misunderstanding. I bounce from chan to chan nowadays.
>> No. 444303
>>444302
ok
>> No. 444307
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444307
>>444303
So, what's on the up and up with you? Having a good day?
>> No. 444308
>>444307
yeah.
>> No. 444333
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444333
>>444308
Man of few words.
>> No. 444719
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444719
I sort of want to join this, if there are no objections.

>>443490

Last time I saw you we were about to leave for space! Darn, that was like, two years ago.

So, anything I need to know about Tales of the Unikon that isn't covered in the OP or the OOC?
>> No. 444740
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>>444719
Hah! So people still recognize me, eh? Good to hear I wasn't entirely forgotten in here. No objections to your joining, the more the merrier!

Um, lesse here. What's not covered, what's not covered.

Well, basic rundown. Ponies royally screwed over a sacred meeting place of the Wolves, Thunderbirds, and Bears.

We're mostly sticking to the above creatures and anything else found in MLP, but we've decided to add Tommyknockers to the mix. A definition of what Tommyknockers are is found here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knocker_%28folklore%29
As to what the devil they'll look like, we'll leave that up to any miner pony bold enough to describe one. Please note, they ARE fae folk, so they might be a tad smaller.

Weaponwise, firearms are alright, though as you can gather, ponies need an elaborate set up of levers to actually operate the damn things. Lucky for them, breach loading rifles/muskets/shotguns are all the rage (Means they can load them from the back, either via self-contained brass encased round, or powder and ball in paper w/ flintlock without need for ramming)

We got no bears, we got no Thunderbirds, but we got wolves. Currently, there's a small firefight/brawl between a small pony mining party that was ambushed by a warband of Wolves. We got a train wreck off in the distance, currently only one known survivor that wandered near the fight. One of the mine ponies managed to make it to town and is currently trying to round up a posse to help the two remaining colts still fighting.

Last edited at Sat, Sep 21st, 2013 19:03

>> No. 444742
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444742
>>444719
Pretty much any role/position you can think of is open. Primarily, I'd like to see some of the Tribal leadership filled soon as they are going to be a sort of driving force in the general plotline we have established. I'd volunteer, but I don't think my particular style would suit the demeanors of the Thunderbirds or Bears. Plus, having a completely different person for the other tribes would add for a far more interesting dynamic regarding character interaction.

Though, what kind of roles do you usually play? For the time being we can have the wolves be the primary enemy to play around with. I just like thinking a head a bit is all.
>> No. 444749
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444749
>>444740
>>444742

Excuse me the most basic of questions: So these are actually tribes of these animals, not just tribe names? I'm pretty sure they are.

If so, what is a thunderbird? Is it like...Zapdos?

I'd be willing to take up a tribe leadership position, if they need to be filled. As for what roles I usually play, well, it really depends. I play Twilight in the Trotting Dead, and also Smiles Hooveshkavich in the PiS threads. I have a ton of characters, all pretty different.

I suppose a basic rundown, in order of my favor:

1. Assassin/Rogue/Swindler

2. Zero to Hero/ Average Man with common sense/overbalanced character

3. General/Glorious Leader/Dictator


Never played a bear though. Color me interested. I've been meaning to play something other than a pony for a while now.

Of course, if you'd rather me be a pony, I don't mind.
>> No. 444758
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>>444749
No opposition here. And yes, it's the actual species for each tribe.

How to explain the Thunderbird...

In essence, somewhat like Zaptos, though a bit more controlling of the weather. They're based off the northwestern tribes of Alaska and Canada (totem poles galore).

The Bears are a tribe of fishermen turned warriors, though they are considered more peaceful than the other two tribes, more content in fishing for the bounties of salmon in the Unikon rather than fight. But if push comes to shove, they start resembling something of Vikings and will ruin anyone's day.
>> No. 444764
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444764
>>444758

>Viking bears

Only if the tribe leaded can smoke a peace pipe.
Then I'm down.

In all seriousness, I'll probably go with one of the bear tribe then, preferably the tribe leader. Peaceful yet powerful bear vikings sound delicious.

Are they peaceful or more isolated?

I ask because I'm curious if they would disapprove of the wolf clan's attacks on the ponies, or stay out of the violence all together.

I suppose if I'm clan chief that would be up to me, I just want a good idea of what type of...bears, these bears are.
>> No. 444767
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>>444764
Peaceful and want to remain to themselves if they can. They were only pushed into war due to the actions of the Ponies overrunning their sacred site, The Source. It's what kept things in balance win the Unikon for ages, and has always existed even before the tribes made their homes there. It serves not only as a site for discussion but for just annual celebrations shared by the various tribes. It also serves as a burial ground for their most venerated of clansmen, past Tribal Leaders and other great people being laid to rest there.
>> No. 444770
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>>444767

Awesome.

The only question that remains is what pictures to use when I post...

Anyone have a gallery of viking bears?
>> No. 444771
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444771
>>444770
I think our last bear guy just posted whatever bears or fantasy druid bears he could find.
>> No. 444772
>>444770
Google bear warrior. Might work.
>> No. 444773
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444773
>>444771
>>444772

Okie Dokie L...


So I'm good to post, then? If I so desired?

Is a character sheet...or form...or something required?
>> No. 444777
>>444773
Nope, just post.
>> No. 444842
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444842
>>444772
Mu good man I would like to play a thunderbird. where do I begin?
>> No. 444946
>>444842
Ah! Excellent! Well, I have one of the T-Birds already flying two wolves to a new meeting place between the tribes. You can start right there.
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>>444946
Yay! Now for a name... I can come up with one.
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445027
Hope that was an OK post, I always feel awkward with my first post in a new thread. If I did anything wrong or didn't notice a detail or something let me know.
>> No. 445028
Wow, where to start...
>> No. 445108
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445108
>>445028
Anywhere, really. This is the best time to intro a character too. We're probably going to have a town segment too for the ponies after the tribal leaders convene.
>> No. 445112
>>443488

Durango and Silverton! :D
>> No. 445114
>>445112
Ha! It was only a matter of time until someone recognized that rail line.
>> No. 445115
>>445114

I specialize in the Denver & Rio Grande Western and narrow gauge railroading in general.

I also sell railroad and railroad accessories for a living.

Last edited at Tue, Sep 24th, 2013 00:13

>> No. 445126
>>445115
No shit? Damn. Been a while since I've seen another rail enthusiast. I lean more to Union Pacific and the LNER myself.
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445161
>>445108
Well, I guess I'll go with Zolt. Yay name fail, but Ima try to start!
Heres the best I got, but Zolt is a younger thunderbird, and fairly reckless. Hmm...
First post in, don't be mad at me if I screwed up.

Last edited at Tue, Sep 24th, 2013 17:38

>> No. 445174
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>>445161
Well let me go read it.
>> No. 445177
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>>445161
So uh, the italics are his thoughts and the stuff in quotes are his dialogue?
>> No. 445182
>>445177
that's how I write, yeah.
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445225
>>445182
Alrights, just want to be clear.
>> No. 445438
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445438
Jolt you're killing me here. The last two posts of yours have been ellipsis.
>> No. 445479
>>445438
... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... I really don't have anything for him to do, he's not as important as the chief... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
>> No. 445495
Would the Crystal Empire be considered more north than The Source?
>> No. 445526
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445526
>>445479
There is plenty to do. Use more imagination Try to engage with dialogue with the chief? Ask questions? Voice opinion? Is this how you always roleplay, saying nothing?

>>445495
Well, considering the arctic conditions to get there it could be in the same general spot on the continent?
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445965
Sorry about the long pause, had a few things to do.
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>>445965
Nothing to worry about
>> No. 446824
So, anyone still around for this?
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