Topic: Finally - Made it until the Fall  (Read 3951 times)


« on: July 20, 2021, 11:45:47 PM »
i always begin with runaway slave although 2/3 times of beginnings i die within the 1st day. This time I killed all but 1 of Njerpez warriors just by throwing rocks on their faces and then decapitate them with the axe. The snow was red from the bloodshed. I got hurt also and was bleeding but LUCKILY throw my last rocks on and managed to kill the enemy. It was close. 

Of course I collected all of their gear and weapons so I had something to trade with. During the same spring I travelled wounded from far east Kaumo to far west Driik because they are rich. My aim was to get dogs and tools like all the axes. Also nets and fishing rods are vital to me.

I went allover Driik and put up another camp. There was my fishing nets waiting while i went another village further. I traded for 3 dogs and proper set of axes. Not perfect quality all but variety was good even with the knives. I was also lucky with hunting and when faced the heard of reindeers I shot one and ran down another to shoot and my hunting trips where good.

When i felt i got good gear and the 3 dogs i started going east to big no man's land on southern coast where is the river towards north. There i started to build a cabin which is important to proper sleep between the furs  and especially to smoke meat and fish throughout the year. Cellar is always what i build 1st.

I had a visit to north to check out the river. Ended up to Koivula and a girl named Liisi wanted me to escort her to Kaumo which was where i originally started as a prisoner. Was nice to have some woman company but nothing really happened, honestly. I anyway prefer a chubby blond over skinny redhead. As a reward she gave me ( bj ) a hint of where to find a modest treasure which was a pile of masterwork furs x9. I felt i have to travel all over to towns to trade goods for them. I didnt need the furs but the tools, food and dogs.  So after there was a short trip to Reemi region.

I had a boat so from Reemi coast i went back home to my no man's land River near the southern sea. Now I had a house with fenced field (it was too late to start growing anything this year) by river and 8 nets, 4 dogs, crossbow, fine bow, plenty of broadhead arrows, seeds, fine fishing rod.

in the late summer/early fall i was checking out new not-mapped areas near my home. I ran into a bear. Literally. Of course i saw it from distance but with my dogpack i felt confident i could hunt it down. But the dogs where behind me and i was running towards the beast with a bow and bh-arrow it ran against and hit me. I was badly hurt and my game almost ended there. Usually I try to avoid thatkind of risks after playing hours and hours. I had a severe crush in the chest and bad bite on a hip bleeding . So my dogs put down the bear, i was so worried about them but no dog got hurt. Next 1-2 weeks i couldn't stand up and that made things difficult. Couldnt skin and butcher the bear.

Making bandages is expensive and i didnt even have enough materials so i knew i could use the help from the Sages in the towns. I measured the nearest culture would be Driik so i crawled all the way there. every 30 mins i had to have a break and i tear my clothes to make bandages and i was lucky to carry herbs which i still think made a difference with not getting infected. I was rich still having masterwork furs from the treasure so i knew could trade more stuff in Driik.

In Driik i used my old campsite where in the cellar there was reindeer bones which i could use to feed the ever-hungry dogs. After trading in Driik all i could - all i needed - i left back home. Still crawling. That was a lot of crawling.

So i recovered. Most of the time there was no bandages but i put leaves of the herbs and also ate the same plant - dont know if that has any effect. I went back home my house. The building is 4 wide and 3 high. It has a bed and a fireplace. It has a door on every wall and plenty of windows. Next to it is my shelter which i use to store leather/clothes/furs. I know it doesnt need that but just to keep order in my camp. It always gets full of stuff left over everywhere.

I happened to have a very good elk skin but no fat and it was new to me that u can only harvest the tanning material on certain time of the year so i was hurrying to find anything to hunt and get the fat. If only i could use the fat on my own belly.   :P

1st i shot Njerpez warrior easily but his dog managed to runaway with my two broadhead arrows shot on it. No fat gained whatsoever.

Then i ran into a pack of boars. I sent my dogs after them. When one was tired i shot it and killed it with the sword gotten from a njerpez. I left the boar dead right there to get another one - thinking i would come later to process the body. So my dogs ran down another one and i tried to stab that also but got hurt and bad bleeding. I had to stop to stop the bleeding so i sent my dogs for the pig whigh was very near by. All this happened on a daylight on a mire so the visibility was good. One dog ended up dead. The gray one which was always the hungriest. Other 2 dogs got hurt and one was just fine. But i killed and butchered the wild boad and returned to do the same to the previous one left behind.

I had 2 boar skins, and a "winter dog-skin". Plus plenty of boar and dog meat. I sacrified a lot for that lost dog... I am planning to make a hat out of that dog fur.

Wounds are healing. I am well and alive. I have never played the game until the first winter but it is coming. The winter is coming. Can't wait.

Cheers, brothers and sisters
« Last Edit: July 20, 2021, 11:52:46 PM by Kaleva »


« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2021, 09:39:14 AM »
Congrats and dress warmly!