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Author Topic: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory  (Read 104428 times)

Nexii Malthus

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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #15 on: October 25, 2009, 01:57:51 am »

Wow, impressive story. Really drives your imagination wild.

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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #16 on: October 25, 2009, 02:05:37 am »

Thanks, and thanks to the procedural generator! I finally made a wiki page:
http://www.dwarffortresswiki.net/index.php/Tholtig

When writing the wiki page, I ran through the family connections once again, and picked up something I'd missed. It turns out that one of the heroes in the first war, Goden Leafybridges, was the eldest son of the first ruler of the Bronze Orbs, but had been overlooked in favor of the youngest child, whose line quickly died out. One of his sons was Tholtig's husband. Thus, Tholtig actually married into the line of the original royal family, possibly as a means to both cement her line's legitimacy and further unite the dwarves - by the end of the war, it looks like all the heroes were members of the same clan.

It also means that Obok Willbolt, the third-to-last dwarf to die before Tholtig and her husband, was actually Tholtig's grandnephew.
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The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: 8000 dead elves and a cyclops

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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #17 on: October 25, 2009, 02:12:54 am »

Things like this happening. That's why I play DF, and that's why I tell everyone I know to play.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #18 on: November 01, 2009, 03:37:04 pm »

danielout cancels Lurk: Thread too epic

Absolutely fantastic. Thanks for taking the time to turn it in to such an enjoyable read as well. Really excellently done.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #19 on: November 01, 2009, 11:43:31 pm »

Wow.  I need to pay more attention to Legends mode from now on... that is something else.  Thanks for sharing this!

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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #20 on: November 02, 2009, 03:43:47 pm »

That's simply amazing..
And I agree with tefalo, this would make an incredible story if animated, heck, even if novelized!
The pure badassery.. My God..
It's.. Beautiful...
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #21 on: November 02, 2009, 04:48:21 pm »

It's me again, just to say again that this is Epic.

Sadly, I don't have time to make a cave dedicated for her (10z all engraved cave with natural, engraved pillars, with magma pool and a masterwork adamantine statue on island there), but oh well.

She's so Epic that nothing can compare to her.

And about Legends Mode - you gen a world and toss it away, because it looks boring - hence you possibly missed stories tens of awesome dwarven/human/whatever heroes or other epic stuff.

How many 'Tholtig's' have been lost because of that? :P

EDIT: I think I will start worshipping her in mah sig.

In 2009, Tholtig received worship from Haspen.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #22 on: November 03, 2009, 02:50:51 am »

EDIT: I think I will start worshipping her in mah sig.

In 2009, Tholtig received worship from Haspen.

Yes! Let us all do as this true devotee has done!
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #23 on: November 03, 2009, 05:12:57 am »

Epic tale, very well written.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2009, 08:08:13 am »

If there's a way to pull legends info from the game, it should be feasible to create a genealogy for certain (non-elven) groups and provide it in some sort of graphic format.

Not that I would know how to do that.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2009, 10:42:41 pm »

Well done darkflagrance and great find. So many gems hidden in there; truly what makes the game leap towards epic.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #26 on: November 28, 2009, 11:05:59 am »

Wow... epic.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #27 on: November 28, 2009, 04:46:49 pm »

i've checked legends a few times but i never get any one with more than 500 kills ever.
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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #28 on: November 29, 2009, 12:18:11 am »

truly what makes the game leap towards epic.

Are you saying this degrades the quality of the game?

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Re: The Legend of Tholtig Cryptbrain: An Epic of Bloodshed, Despair, and Glory
« Reply #29 on: November 29, 2009, 04:47:32 am »

After buffing megabeasts to survive worldgen, I got a dragon with almost 2000 kills before it was slaughtered by a bronze colossus.
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