DerPrussen, The Contributor
I'm an old hand at storytelling but completely new to writing.
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Quotes about DerPrussen
"I'm not worth talking about. Shoo!" -DerPrussen
This is a story about a gut shot Dragoon's charge into the enemy.
This story is for Mizal's "Lone Hero" Competition.
Aditional branching added the Ninth day of November 2019.
"The world is what we'll make of it, and there's furs, iron and gold aplenty to the north!" The princeling told us. He was gathering the coin, and he was gathering us. He promised us riches, so we followed him on a few ships he had chartered to claim the land to the north. First landing is about to commence.
The colonization of the solar system is underway. With that regular lanes of travel and communication need to be kept open.
This is where you come in. You are Marine second class Garfield. Your job is to board Disabled and destroyed Pirate vessels so engeneers can clear away the hulks before they become a threat to non-planetary life.
Be the knight! Save the kingdom! Or really just deal with petty squabbles and underwhelming threats (if you're smart about it) to your little plot of land.
Deal with court politics, squelch bandits, fight beasts, and get around to doing something about those pesky goblinoids.
As a recruit for the Imperial forces, fight the various rebels, secessionists, pirates, criminals, and the indigenous forces of various oppressed worlds. Bring peace and civilization to the Galaxy with the equality and opportunities that the Empire brings to all its citizens.
A kobold's fight.
The zombie apocalypse has kicked off! It's time to pick up your chainsaw and get to work... except you know that's a very bad idea. You have a fair collection of knives around your home, but you are also smart enough to realize how martially capable you are, which isn't very.
Maybe you'll just wait things out a little bit longer until you feel it's safe enough to make it farther than your front porch
Recent PostsHello on 4/6/2020 2:27:18 PM
This one's my favorite mystery right now. http://chooseyourstory.com/story/edithe-zilonis
New News Newsletter on 4/5/2020 5:01:25 PM
Hatter's Hat Review: Edition I on 4/5/2020 4:50:49 PM
The Fedora for some odd reason looks more like a stetson that hasn't had the side pinned up yet.
CYS Western on 3/24/2020 10:00:39 PM
This is incredibly accurate. I love it.
Weird Dungeons and Dragons stories on 3/22/2020 1:30:15 PM
I had a freind who ran a game have a simular situation. Except the player had rolled up a bard instead of a Paladin.
GM: You see a Gazeebo in an open park area.
Bard: Is it in an agressive stance?
GM: No, it's a Gazeebo.
Bard: (Rolls dice) I seduce it!
GM: ...roll for splinters?
Colored Lines and Dark Tunnels on 3/20/2020 12:10:59 AM
Well I didn't respond fast enough to the original post. If you hate the story you've written so far I wouldn't blame you for discontinuing it. I hope you stick around the site though. Best wishes no matter what you decide to do. If you need to get help for what you're going through I strongly recommend doing so. It sucks to go through rougher parts of life without something or someone to help manage it.
Colored Lines and Dark Tunnels on 3/20/2020 12:05:48 AM
I loved the disjointed memory of a chaotic time getting interrupted by an awkward conversation that's not fully followed. Getting another perspective of the world even if it was just of a family situation was also great. I know you don't like writing these, and it aggravates you but I've loved everything you've wrote so far.
Hello from Middle east on 3/14/2020 1:43:05 AM
Ah. Here you are not being quiet and not rating story games. Interesting.
Hello from Middle east on 3/13/2020 6:21:06 PM
I think you meant very literate, and what you said came out closer to calling Gower a windbag.
It might just be better if you rated some games and were quiet for a bit.
Here's a list of decent games to read:
The Hill. on 3/11/2020 1:55:08 PM
Your maniple marches around a bend in the road. Finally your goal is in sight. You can see the Gort on top of the hill. Carthagian mercenaries have taken it from the locals.
They look to be a mix of Spanish Scutari and Libyan spearmen. There may still be some Caetratus in the hills. The Spanish slingers have harried your formation for miles. The Velites, your javelin men, have chased them off though. You haven't seen them in over an hour now.
Your Centurion marches your maniple around the hill and up the most gentle slopes. You see the Scutari, Spanish Celts that have taken Carthagian coin, form up ahead. The slog up the hill begins and your maniple of Hastati, the youths of Rome lead the way with you among them.
The Scutari across from you start marching down to meet you. They each bear a shield and a Falcata, which is a forward curving sword, built for chopping and stabbing.
You feel bile ride up your throat and a ball of anxiety sits itself in the pit of your stomach. Your maniple keeps the slow and steady pace up the hill as the Scutari pick up the pace.
Your Centurion calls for a halt right before the hill increases in steepness.
"Ready Javelins!" is called and you do so.
You pick out a target that you can see from the third line you stand in and watch your javelin bounce off his shield. The heavy shaft of the weapon swings wildly through the air and bounces off the helmet of a Scutari behind your target.
You brace your shield against the man in front of you for the clash.
The clash you were expecting doesn't come. The Scutari weren't expecting the decline they were running down to change suddenly. You watch as their heavy arms and armor carry them into the ground and they tumble over themselves. The first line of Hastati are on them like a pack of wolves on slumbering sheep. Some flee, others surrender, but many more are slain.
After the grisly work is done, you look up to see the hill already taken. Another Maniple took the fortified village at the top while yours drew the Scutari away.
Slaves are counted and the loot is gathered up for the Legion. The Celtiberians that were enslaved by the Carthagians are released to buy good will with the local tribes. The coin you get from your share of the loot is nothing to sneeze at. Not bad for not even bloodying a weapon.
You can see yourself following Scipio for a while longer if he brings you these sorts of Victories.