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The Ngate Tribe

An industrious and superstitious tribe.

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a character in “Civilisations”, as played by Mlygith

Description

Name of tribe: Ngate

Continent: Africa

Surroundings: This tribe has made its home in the clearing of a great forest. All throughout the forest are natural springs and waterfalls. On one side is a large river and on the other side the forest slopes into a mountain range.

Personality of tribe members: Tribe members are passionate, superstitious, and social. Affection is usually displayed openly. Music and crafts are made with utmost pride. Tribespeople are used to hunger and fighting, but not war. War is an unknown concept.

Beliefs/Religion: Beliefs are animistic, ancestor worship, and spirit worship. There is a shaman who connects the living world to the other world. Plants, animals, and stones have magical properties.

Population:
Villagers: 137, 106 (at village), 1 (at Stonefire), 30 (at plains)
Puppies: 8, 7 (at village), 1 (at plains)
Piglets: 3

Technological Achievements -
Neolithic:
Measurement systems
Heat treated stone
Cordage, knots, and braiding
Stone tool making
Wattle, daub, and thatch
Sutures
Pole vaulting
Understanding of wood grain
Balanced spear
Leatherwork
Sandals
Domestication
Discovered metal!

So begins...

The Ngate Tribe's Story

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Civilization: The Oda Clan
Population: 1080
Main Village: 180
continent: Asia
Tech level: early Iron Age.

Current Oda Military strength: 680 Foot soldiers 35 Shinobi assassins 25 Royal Samurai 150 horsemen.

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The Oda have gone through what could be called a golden age. After the discovery of iron, all of the swords used by the Royal Samurai were replaced with newer, better designed "Katanas" Iron swords of high craftsmanship and quality and with the samurais training, it makes these swords extremely deadly. On top of that, they have had a population boom, and thus have expanded their reach to the entire island of Honshu and started to fortify the island it self. Edo, the capital city, has not become a small harbor that can facilitate the Odas small fleet of small fishing ships. The Empress, after her fathers death, has shown her self to be a capable leader in all aspects but one: Warfare. Thus, the Oda empress orders a new decree: Ever able body man shall serve two (2) years in the empresses army. Thus, a new dawn of Oda military might begins...
or will it?

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Civilization: The Oda Clan
Population: 1080
Main Village: 180
continent: Asia
Tech level: early Iron Age.

Current Oda Military strength: 680 Foot soldiers 35 Shinobi assassins 25 Royal Samurai 150 horsemen.

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The Oda have gone through what could be called a golden age. After the discovery of iron, all of the swords used by the Royal Samurai were replaced with newer, better designed "Katanas" Iron swords of high craftsmanship and quality and with the samurais training, it makes these swords extremely deadly. On top of that, they have had a population boom, and thus have expanded their reach to the entire island of Honshu and started to fortify the island it self. Edo, the capital city, has not become a small harbor that can facilitate the Odas small fleet of small fishing ships. The Empress, after her fathers death, has shown her self to be a capable leader in all aspects but one: Warfare. Thus, the Oda empress orders a new decree: Ever able body man shall serve two (2) years in the empresses army. Thus, a new dawn of Oda military might begins...
or will it?

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#, as written by Mlygith
Civilization: The Ngate Tribe

Population: 100

Continent: Africa

Age/Technology: Neolithic/Late Stone Age

The Ngate people have decided to settle this area of forest. Work begins immediately to clear and prepare the area. A group is assembled to gather berries, flowers, seeds, and roots. Some Ngate people make cordage from nearby fibrous plants. When the gathering party returns a fire is made and the food is ground up and baked on flat rocks. The people eat and pray to their ancestors.

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#, as written by Mlygith
Civilization: The Ngate Tribe
Population: 103
Continent: Africa
Age/Technology: Neolithic/Late Stone Age

Huts are set up quite quickly, and early measurement systems emerge. The tallest and widest tribe members are used to gauge the average hut's interior. The huts are given a coating of woven grass and then daub with a tightly thatched roof.
Later, when the fire pit is being cleared of ash, a discovery is made. The stones which had been under the fire had shattered. The shards of which proved to be superior to ordinary knapped stone. They were glossier, knapped better, and were imbued with a fiery color. The shaman and tribal leaders dubbed them "fire flint" and endeavored to recreate the conditions that had made them. Stones were brought to another clearing near a river and buried under a fire. This place the people called "Stonefire."

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#, as written by sunnyau
OOC:You are godmodding me!How do you ever know 5 of my soldier are killed????!!!!!Also your force are composited of 10 archers and 120 swordsman.How do you ever kill my man??We shot your archers.It is a circular mountain.
OOC2:You are numberjacking me!How do you every get this much man?You died 300 people, but your population rose from 1400
->1600!
OOC3:Is Ngate Tribe near us?
Population:
Main Village: 122(+2)(-0)/(children)8(+8)(-2)
Technology/Advancement/Age Of Tribe

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Battle Stats:
Mesopotamian Tribe:300 KIA(Killed in Action)
Shadowlaw:3 KIA(Killed in Action)

Some arrows were fired up,and none of them hit. Sharpshooters shot them.

The tribe leader called upon the builder.

"Build a trap in the lower mountains,and build a trench in the mid mountains.We are afraid that they might flank us."

They were built and the activator went to the leader.

Suddenly,a rush of man didn't get into the basin.They went to the left and the right!

Two new battleflag raised and they are yellow based with a left symbol on top,yellow based with a right symbol on top.

"Shoot the diverters!"The archers and sharpshooters cried.

Also, a flag with a stone and a flag with fire was on.The pass was blocked.People in the pass were trapped.Haystacks which are alight were threw down the pass.The grass burned and the fire leaked and with the wind,it spread to the edge of the farm which belongs to The Mesopotamian Tribe.

Million of arrows tipped with fire were shot, the air trembled, the fires,cries,agony twisted together to become the most horrible sound on Earth.

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#, as written by Mlygith
Civilization: The Ngate Tribe
Population: 120
Continent: Africa
Age/Technology: Neolithic/Late Stone Age

Stonefire gets rained on, shattering some batches of stone. While digging out the stones the tribal workers cut their hands. The wounds need to be dealt with so the village shaman is called upon. The small cuts are too numerous to use ants to close the wounds. The shaman decides that he will sew the skin together with a wild boar's bristle and a fine thread made of plant fiber.
The village leaders decide to have a building made to house the fires. The building is mostly open and made of mud and clay piled up. The new building can house a much bigger bonfire and treat hundreds of stones.
With the recent struggle against the rain the Ngate people see the elements of nature in a whole new light. Fire now represents Human ambition, while water represents Nature's ambition. From this principle a new "spirit" is created: the "Forest-Burner," and is blamed for starting forest fires.
Having left the old, bulky technology behind the entire tribe is going to work trying to make a better spear. Woods of varying hardness are being brought into the village. The stone flakes are much longer but are more narrow. The tribe is trying to figure out how a thinner spear will go farther with a loss of weight.

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#, as written by Mlygith
Civilization: The Ngate Tribe
Population: 131
Continent: Africa
Age/Technology: Neolithic/Late Stone Age

Of the new wood properties being discovered the springy wood has made the most impact to the tribe's technology. From this firm but springy wood comes a new sport: pole vaulting. It is first picked up by children as a way to have fun, but the entire tribe learns that it's a fast way to cross a stream.
As the population expands the tribespeople begin to explore more of the rivers that surround their village. They come to a dry place where the water runs low. The stones on the river are colored different here. The people collect some to bring to Stonefire as they imagine it will make beautiful fireflint.
Previously the only knowledge of wood grain came from cutting wood for fires. Now with the new sport of pole vaulting a new contemplation of wood grain has come about. Keeping the grain or cutting it in a certain fashion may preserve desired qualities. However, as yet, the Ngate Tribe cannot produce a blade to work with wood so delicately.
New spears have been made. They are a lighter weight than the old spears. They have shaped stone weights at the front and back as balances, and tipped with a single, long fireflint. The spears can be thrusted into an animal but these spears were made for throwing.
With the spears perfected a hunter group is sent out to find wild boars. The Shaman puts his enchantment over each of them and they are off. The hunt goes extraordinary well. It is found that a well thrown spear can drop a boar instantly, or pin it to the forest floor. Seven boars in all are carried back to the village. They are processed immediately for hide, bristles, meat, and sinew. Three of them are cooked, but the others are smoked for future meals.
The new technology of fireflint has brought many gifts to the Ngate Tribe, and now they have an abundance of material. As the development of the tribe is seen as inevitable, the tribe workers have decided to create a clothing to protect the foot. What is made is a leather slipper. It is tied from the second and third toe to the ankle, and the leather covers the ankle and the underside of the foot. Hunting parties and explores can now travel much farther distances without having to stay within the bounds of the forest. This new footwear will also protect the tribe from ground parasites and insects.
With the new fashion of the slipper, leatherwork has taken off. And so tribespeople are finding new uses for leather.

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Population:
Main Village: 1400
Exploration Group: 50
Technology/Advancement/Age Of Tribe

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OCC: First of I all, I'm asking you to calm down. Judging by your exclamation mark followed by a question mark, you seem to be pretty annoyed. I'm sorry to have gotten you so flustered that you accidentally posted in 'The Solar System'; used 'u' instead of 'you'; and forgot to end with a full stop.

OOC2: Regarding the landscape, that's the way I assumed it was, since you hadn't mentioned otherwise. I thank you for the explanation, and will now post accordingly. However, the farmlands are in the southeast of my village, and that's about where the mountain, surrounding your village is. I also didn't know there were two rivers, or a giant mountain surrounding your village. That's something you might have wanted to mention in your character profile. Speaking of that, I have to ask you to be more descriptive in your character profile, since looking at it again I can see there's barely any information regarding anything. And the way you explained it is really inconclusive. I still don't completely understand if the river goes through the mountain surrounding your village, or around it. If it goes around, then how could you have destroyed the dams while inside the mountain (more like mountain range)?

OOC3: I have to say though: your last two or three posts have only one or two lines of actual roleplay. The only person who's doing this properly is Mlygith. I'm trying my best, but you seem to be annoyed with everything I say.

OOC4: OK, so for the night attack, we're saying 15 of your men, and 25 of my men died, right?

The stone wall (marking the border) is 80% done.
The archers towers are 30% done.
The keep/town hall is 50% done.
The multi-storey wood and stone houses are 75% done.
The map is 30% done.
The fire-proof 'archer carriers' are 50% done.

Years AEP (After Exploration Party): 6

A whole flood of water suddenly comes from the river. It sweeps through the farmland. The hungry earth takes a lot of it in, but it continues going through the farmlands into the main village. Since most of the water has spread out, it doesn't cause anyone to die of drowning, but five people to die of indirect causes, such as debris brought by the incoming water. The exploration party have arrived in Africa. They are slightly unprepared to deal with the change in climate, and although some friendly primitive tribes give them more region-appropriate clothing, some of the them get sunburned. While continuing to advance through the landscape, they see some tribe members use long poles to cross a stream. They approach them with some baskets of food and drink, including wine, and various metals as gifts of peace.

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#, as written by Mlygith
Civilization: The Ngate Tribe
Population: 136
Continent: Africa
Age/Technology: Neolithic/Late Stone Age

In The Plains:
A pole vaulting competition is commencing here when seemingly out of the mirage came a group of people. Some of the competitors became frightened, but an order was sent out to contact the village leaders. One amongst them left for the village as the others shyly approached the group of strangers, not knowing if what they were seeing was real.

In The Village:
After observing the playful cuteness of a nearby litter of puppies the villagers decide that they would like to own them. The dogs, which are known for their sociability and hunting prowess, had moved closer than ever this time. It was assumed that the puppies would be one more mouth to feed. However, what wasn't known was if a puppy raised by humans would grow up to be a human, or if it would grow up at all. A short fence was built of wattle and daub enclosing a small area. Three leather sacks were fashioned to hold the young pups and given to the most silent of hunters. The mission was to grab the puppies while the mother was away hunting. As the three hunters left the villagers began to speak amongst themselves wondering what the outcome or consequences of their actions will be. Quickly it becomes a debate over owning boars as well.
"If we could do this to boars we would always have food."
"But in hunting there is sport, where is your pride!?
The tribal leaders are called upon to cease the argument.
"This village is expanding. The boars are not always easy to find. And now we are bringing in the young of dogs which will consume more than we can account for at this time. Can you not think of our future? We must make preparations for new animals in this village."
With that said the village burst with energy and movement. New fences were being prepared and another leather sack was made. The three hunters came back one after another. The first carrying four pups, the second carrying four pups again, and the last hunter came back empty handed with scratches and a bite mark on his arm. Two hunters are given three spears each and the leather sack. They are to find the piglets and bring them home, killing the mother if necessary.
The shaman of the village has taken ill and believes he doesn't have much time left. He picks a candidate for apprenticeship and begins teaching him the ways of the shaman. All of the spirits, the ancestors, and of sorcery.
The two hunters reenter the village with broken spearheads, a large carcass, and a sack of five piglets.

At Stonefire:
The building at Stonefire is in need of a new coating. While the new daub is being applied the workers notice that pieces crumbling off the inside wall are as hard as stone itself. The few village leaders that are stationed at Stonefire examine the piece. The village leaders are a bit confused at how it happened. They aren't sure what made it that way but they simply place a clump daub in a fire and forget about it. After the new coat is finished, the stones are dug up. Once again a discovery is made beneath the fire bed. This time it was not fireflint but instead a peculiar and alien thing. It was a rock that had seemingly become water and then solidified again. The leaders walked to a nearby stream to test if it had the ability to stop water. The test failed but the item glinted in the water and was very attractive. It had come from the rocks near the plains which had been recently brought to Stonefire. The leaders ordered a bonfire and all the plains stones to be added. All the workers and leaders were anxious to observe the results. They spent the remainder of the week there.

The setting changes from The Solar System to Earth

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Population:
Main Village: 1400
Exploration Group: 50
Technology/Advancement/Age Of Tribe

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The stone wall (marking the border) has been completed.
The archers towers are 50% done.
The keep/town hall is 60% done.
The multi-storey wood and stone houses are 90% done.
The map is 40% done.
The fire-proof 'archer carriers' are 75% done.

Years AEP (After Exploration Party): 7

Regarding The Exploration Party:

They approach them with some baskets of food and drink, including wine, and various metals as gifts of peace, they set them down before the other tribe (Ngate) and then make gestures to show that they would like to know more about the local geography and culture. Some of the members are quite interested in the peculiar sport of plot vaulting, as it may prove to be a useful tool for the war. The soldiers protecting the main explorers flank them as they try to explain their intentions.

Regarding The Main Village:

Meanwhile, back at the main village, the archers on lookout see another tribe (Nankal) but since they deem them not to be a threat, they are left to be, but the elders still tell them to be on guard.

Regarding The War:

Almost fifty fire-proof 'archer carriers' have been made and when they are all done, a full on assault will begin upon Shadowlaw.

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#, as written by Mlygith
Civilization: The Ngate Tribe
Population: 137
Continent: Africa
Age/Technology: Neolithic/Late Stone Age

In The Village:
The messenger arrives at the village. He comes to the huts of the leaders and tells them that they are needed at the plains area.
"Men came to us from the plains, almost as through the mirage. They showed us no ill will, but we were afraid. They brought forth baskets of things. Some we knew of, some we did not."
The village leaders talked through what this event could mean, even consulting the shaman. They had met their first advanced tribe, they thought, and so were quick to show off advances of their own.
They spoke, addressing the villagers: "Bring some smoked meats and bake sweet patties of seeds, berries, and flower petals. Bring our leather bags, rope, and spare sandals. Also bring the stones of fireflint, a puppy, a piglet, and a fine woven mat. We will meet these men in the plains and show them the pride of our village."
The Villagers began to move about, putting the things in baskets. Some of the leaders walked up to the villager who had given them the message.
"Take your message also to Stonefire, to the leaders there. We have not heard from them in a while and I wonder what they are doing there."
The messenger was off again, to Stonefire.
As the people were checking up on the animals they broke into tears and began to cry. Two of the five piglets were dead. The other three were huddled in the opposite corner of the enclosure. They were lethargic and barely moving. It was decided that they were not strong enough to make even the short journey to the plains. The puppies, however, (under the care of the shaman) were healthy and energetic. A symbiotic, and therapeutic bond had formed and the shaman seemed much better. Nevertheless, he was deemed unfit for the journey. He agreed as he scratched the neck of a puppy that sat on his lap. He wished them well and they were off.

At Stonefire:
Twelve of the "plains rocks" in all had been melted in the fires. Each resulting in a solidified puddle at the bottom of the fire pit. The messenger rushed into the building but stopped immediately as he saw the workers polishing the metal disks. He recognized the glint of metal and asked if the plains men had come here.
"There are men in the plains? I have only seen animals. They carried metal like this?"
The messenger explained: "The men handed us gifts so the others are bringing gifts to them. You must come too. Only you can explain the fireflint and perhaps understand the metal they have brought."
The leaders gathered the metal disks in baskets and began clearing out. One worker was studying the hardened daub that had been dropped in the fire. He wondered if Man could make stones from this material. He remained at Stonefire to study the process of hardening daub. The others take the path that leads to the plains.

At The Plains:
The villagers here have become accustomed to the newcomers already, and, after seeing gestures towards the poles they carry, have begun to show off.
A large line of villagers, headed by the leaders, comes from the forest. Each one carries a basket. From the south came another group, from Stonefire. All the villagers coalesced. They hugged each other and spoke as though they hadn't seen one another in months. The leaders halted and raised their arms. Everyone grew silent. A finely woven carpet was laid in front of the "Plains Men," and the baskets, one by one, were placed on top. The leaders stepped towards the baskets given as gifts. They consult those who had first contact with the "Plains Men."
They showed us no ill will and gave us baskets of things as gifts. Some we knew of, some we did not. I think it means...friendship."

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Population:
Main Village: 1600
Exploration Group: 50
Technology/Advancement/Age Of Tribe

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Relationships (Known; Friend; Ally; Enemy)
Shadowlaw: Enemy
Ngate: Friend

The archers towers are 80% done.
The keep/town hall is 75% done.
The multi-storey wood and stone houses have been finished.
The map is 50% done.
The fire-proof 'archer carriers' are 90% done.

OOC: I'm glad I didn't accidentally annoy you. When the first scouts were sent they weren't meant to attack you, but then you shot arrows at them, so... I do know you sent me a PM, but I didn't have time to reply to it — sorry about that.

OOC2: I don't really know what you're on about to be honest. First of all: is the mountain, and therefore your village, to the east or the west of my tribe? Second of all: there are two rivers, right? Third of all: does your river go through the mountain, or around? Fourth of all: does any river go through my village, or at least around?

Years AEP (After Exploration Party): 7

Due to the great feats of architecture of The Mesopotamian Tribe (such as the multi-storey houses, and the giant wall), some traveling groups have been impressed and decided to join them (OOC: This is the only time I will raise my population until at least page 4, perhaps page 5. All deaths from this point forward will be directly taken away from my population. Thank you for understanding).
In Africa, the scouts are impressed with the other tribe and a friendship between them is formed. They ask to trade for some of those poles in exchange for some more different baskets of metals and food.

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