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Title: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Mati256 on May 29, 2017, 04:13:36 AM
I'm bringing a classic back because I almost burn myself to death today. I was burning a field for herbs and walked near the fires while carrying the stakes to make the fence, the stakes caught fire under me... I was too fatigued to move and I panicked IRL for a few seconds until I tried to zoom out. That worked and saved my character.

(http://i.imgur.com/D4QmxGY.jpg)

Now my arm is useless and I can't prepare the soil I was burning or complete the fence...  :-\
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Labtop 215 on May 29, 2017, 05:46:19 AM
Not much at the moment.  I'm training my carpentry skills by making paddles from boards so that I can eventually start making my own arrows.  Mostly to not waste the feathers I get.  I may not have to make my own arrows though, if these robbers keep showing up to give me hand-axes instead.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Fahom on May 31, 2017, 12:50:10 AM
I'm not really playing as of lately(because of school), but on my last character i made a fence trap where there was some 10 reindeer, 3 days later came back to check and they were all trapped lol. It took me more than a month in game to process all the stuff...
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Brygun on May 31, 2017, 07:06:28 AM
Got a Tablet computer recently. My now 5 year old laptop has issues running the newer Unreal via steam. It was one of the signs the laptop needs replacement. Long story short rather then get a new laptop I went with a Tablet as the current mobile computing platform.

Unreal world on a Win10 Tablet working fine through steam. Restarting using mods Boudia's (an update on Rain's) and my own (Added items).

Story line is a young Driik starting in winter. Pre-start  you were needed in the fall to help with the harvest. Now in winter it is you adult year. (that much could be for any culture). Winter for a while near home (villages close to your start position) to build up gear, tools and skis and/or water craft. Then travel to far and distant land to find and make a stead. If you travel when there is snow you can ski and have more spring time for planting crops. IF you wait for spring you can water travel instead but can probably only harvest turnips in your first gardens.

With the mod the young Driik will become a smith those nearby. This being my 'young smith' challenge. I prefer to aim for the large inland lake the maps generate to be south of the Owl, north of 2-3 other cultures and you can use the rivers to raid the Nerjpez.

Right now the new character made enough home crafts to get a shovel. An important part for agriculture, clay work and ironworking.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Weathereye on May 31, 2017, 01:56:26 PM
My current character has set out on a pilgrimage of sorts, with the goal to visit all cultures and do quests for each (travelling light - not a shopping run). I try to avoid settling down as that usually takes away much of the excitement for me, but I will take note of interesting places and perhaps come back to settle down. I set some limitations to keep myself from getting rich too soon and role playing reasons:

No stealing or borrowing and must pay for staying in villages overnight
No selling raw or simply cooked meat (must be dried or smoked)
No smoking meat in villages (gotta find a cave or build my own house)
No wasteful hunting just for the furs knowing tons of meat get spoiled solely for monetary gain
Bunch of role playing stuff such as keeping the room heated when smoking meat, finishing animals off quickly etc

Will be updated as I go. Started in spring and currently using the last few weeks of winter to dry some meat to munch on and trade with. Got unlucky with the 'Not all who wander are lost' scenario (I mean on top of the bad fortune of living through that scenario) as all of my father's equipment had burned. Next short term goal will be getting an axe and may have to get by with a stone axe for a while because the area I started in (deliberately) seems rather poor.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: shorun on June 13, 2017, 01:49:17 AM
i've just moved to the most norther part of the Mainland i can find. I come from the central part of the map near one of the mayor rivers leading to the coast. i moved there with all my precious loot and equipment as soon as the ice cleared up. i quickly built a small pasture and put my kota there, then proceeded in building a cabin. thanks to the masterwork tools and plenty of food supplies i already brought with me this was done in only 1 month, and i proceeded to raid the local coastline for ever more trees.

soon, the ice will form again, and i am already sitting on top of 300+ trees. they will be used to build a palisade wall around my soon to be farm.

in case things don't turn out so great, i have spare tools in my old house and i can get there relatively quickly, considering the distance. i've also got 2 reindeer, a cow, a sheep and 2 dogs to help me carry stuff.

-edit-

the ice has begun forming.. no more logs from the coast. time to sort out wich ones go where and fill up the remaining gaps with local wood!
Hopefully, before next summer, my homestead will be fully walled.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Kaleva on June 26, 2017, 06:23:12 PM
Started with the runaway slave scenario... Managed to escape without the scratch.. only weapon was rough knife... No axe. Had to trade all of my clothes plus the crappy knife to get an axe from a village.. i created the character to be skilled with timberwork so i made fine boards and traded fishing rod, seeds, fisher knife, food... Took a week to eat my belly full but now am good.. i just love this game! Too bad the ice is weak now, thats what always kills me, hypothermia.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Bakkat on July 03, 2017, 12:28:38 PM
This fisherman got a new fine net (now has 3 - 2 from the scenario), a nice punt and began to build a small wooden place in order to smoke fishes at the south-west coast. Rather more lonely character, enjoys his free time to learn about plants and practicing to climb. Also learning how to swim better, but the waters are kinda cold still. He's seen a "perfect net" that he wants to have and several pots around. When the plants begin to blossom and to be mature enough, he'll get a pot, and a roundshield.

The area seems quite peaceful. Plenty stags around and black birds, also some hawk that always is heard but never seen. Some curious ringed seals as well, that watch him fishing. Dislike traps and doesn't know how to weild a bow properly. So he got really happy about hunting a big hare with the woodsman's axe. Now he's gladly eating some of its meat after so many fish diet and thinking about a belt after the dehaired skin gets ready.

 
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: caius on August 02, 2017, 04:46:42 AM
I just made it through winter and am putting in my grains, legumes, and herbs.  Going light on the turnips this season (I can take only so much turnip by the end of winter).  I'm excited because last fall, I scoured the surrounding areas and harvested about 200 yarrow seeds.  I've got those into special plats.  My two trap fences and small snares and traps kept me busy over the winter.  I now have an abundance of winter furs and leathers for trading once I have my planting done.  I'm hoping to establish a large herd of sheep this spring and get busy with weaving and wool clothing (thanks to Rain and Buoidda's mods).

Note, a few seasons ago, I stole my settlement from a family of foresters on a spur of land surrounded by lakes in-between Sartola and Koivula.  I constantly have birds in my snares at the edge of the lakes.  This settlement had three log buildings, 3 farming fields, several groves and pastures, and a well but were inhabited by two old men, 3 women, and child.  One of the old men must have been a warrior because he was kicking me in the face and almost took me down even after all the others were killed.  They are all buried in a spruce mire not far away. 
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Mati256 on August 08, 2017, 12:03:18 AM
Just finished my trapping for the winter. Now off to trade!

(http://i.imgur.com/R510rPD.png)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: bamv9 on August 08, 2017, 11:38:17 PM
Just finished my trapping for the winter. Now off to trade!


Wow, what trap setup did you use? Also, what are you wanting to get with all those furs?
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Mati256 on August 09, 2017, 01:11:11 AM
I have like 8 or 9 spots with 4 to 8 fox traps in each. My primary target was Artic Fox. I also have some deadfalls that where responsible for the animals that are not fox.

As for trading, usually flour, grains, vegetables. I need a proper shovel because my last one was burned in the incident of the first post. And anything else I happen to come by in the masterwork category. And I have already traded a couple of fox furs for a dog.

I found this spot today. A perfect natural platform for diving. Sadly there is no splash sound when you move into water.

(http://i.imgur.com/AkatyQe.png)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Shadowdweller on September 26, 2017, 10:18:37 AM
My latest 1st year Islander had a pretty decent set-up with traps and camps spread over three good-sized Islands.  Despite my very poor dodging skills, I had killed a fair number of Njerpez and brigand invaders by attacking them the Islander way - from a boat.  A pack of wolves came to the island of my main encampment, and I was slowly trying to whittle down their numbers when I discovered that a pair of bears were also wandering about.  I set about five different deadfall traps before managing to get first one and then the other.  To mitigate my poor defenses, I had previously obtained a masterwork round shield.  In an effort to maintain the hide quality, I first shot each bear with a single superior broadhead, then closed in with my mace and tried to bring the beast down while hopefully learning to defend myself a bit better.  My poor defenses failed me once during the first fight, and I took a minor clawing to the side.  The second bear managed to immediately bite my neck during the second encounter, causing instant death.  First time in a long while that I've been instakilled (as opposed to a lucky hit causing unconsciousness and subsequent death).  Ah well, just another opportunity to start over :)

Note to self:  Despite the heavy encumbrance penalty, I should still have been wearing the armor I'd previously scavenged from Njerpez.  And maybe it would have been better to keep my shield high.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Naksu on September 29, 2017, 01:27:40 PM
1st year midsummer and I've got my sauna/smokehouse ready on an island in the middle of a lake. The trap fence on the lake shore ha so far netted me a couple of elk and a friggin' WOLF! I'll save that fur until I get better at hideworking and then it'll become an awesome winter hat... I just wish I'd catch more small game so I'd have leather for cords so I could smoke fish. Once the house is done I'll start exploring the network of lakes and rivers spreading running from the seaside inland. It looks like I could use it for travel and cover a larger area with trap fences.

So far I've been lucky, spotted bears and Njerpez before I've stumbled into them. An elk I thought was unconscious in a trap pit and bleeding to death suddenly lashed out and broke my hand but even that healed pretty quick. Soooo.... something horrible is going to happen pretty soon  ::)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Silenia on October 01, 2017, 09:55:38 PM
Just conquered a Njerp village (5x warrior, a peasant, two craftsmen, a maiden, a woman, a housewife and a child) and carried away my spoils on Conquest, Victory, Triumph, Honour, Glory and Pride, which are the two bulls and four cows those dead Njerpez certainly need no longer.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: LoLotov on October 02, 2017, 10:41:44 AM
Just walked into a badger looking for forest robbers with ~30% encumbrance from snow and armor, and had him decide to attack me. Entered the map tile very close to him, missed my first javelin (from the high penalty, he should have been toast...), tried to throw a second without wielding it, and he took advantage of my turn penalty to give me a 20% injury Serious Tear in my unprotected left eye, which I tend to imagine as a very badassly-permanent injury. Flailing with a hastily equipped handaxe, I missed three more attacks against him, answered by failures to penetrate my armor, and he ran off into the forest, unhurt, and without having broken a sweat. I had to limp home in embarrassment, unfit to fight bandits.

On the topic of bandits, the ones I'm looking for are Owls in Kaumo lands, and the quest givers were super racist about their tribal affiliation... Makes me wonder if the Reemi I usually trade with are thinking of me as "one of the good ones" behind my back, since I'm a foreigner in their lands. Anyone else notice this with other tribal combinations?
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: MeerkatRabbit on October 17, 2017, 06:42:51 AM
I got into a scuffle with a bunch of pigs out in a bog, all while I had a boat strapped to my back. I don't know why but I found it really funny.

I was on my way to a distant village to see their sage, and the best way to get there is to carry my raft across a wide open bog to a lake, paddle across the lake and then up a river. Well on my way across the mire, I ran into a herd of wild pigs. Seeing an opportunity, I tossed some javelins into the herd, lightly wounding one of them. I spent the next several minutes chasing pigs all over the swampy morass, eventually wounding another one and separating it from the rest of the herd.

I was still carrying the heavy raft during all of this, since I didn't want to drop it and forget where I left it during the chase. My character was tired, and I was trying to line up a killing throw against that isolated, wounded pig. Right at the exact instant I was ready to throw, I took a heavy blow from behind me. It made me jump in my chair. One of the other pigs had separated from the herd, charged me and rammed itself right into my backside! I didn't even know they could do that (I'm still fairly new to this game). It knocked the javelin right out of my hands. It kept attacking me as I frantically pulled out my spear, and it caused a pretty serious injury to my arm along with some minor ones. For a minute I thought I was gonna get torn apart by pigs, but I managed to stab it and it took off running.

I turned around and continued the chase against the other wounded pig, and even though I was injured and over-encumbered, I managed to keep up with it until it had exhausted itself, then finished it off. The mental image I had of my big burly Kaumo guy chasing and getting knocked around by pigs while running through a bog with a boat strapped to his back made me laugh.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Shadowdweller on October 19, 2017, 01:30:08 AM
I got into a scuffle with a bunch of pigs out in a bog, all while I had a boat strapped to my back. I don't know why but I found it really funny.

I was on my way to a distant village to see their sage, and the best way to get there is to carry my raft across a wide open bog to a lake, paddle across the lake and then up a river. Well on my way across the mire, I ran into a herd of wild pigs. Seeing an opportunity, I tossed some javelins into the herd, lightly wounding one of them. I spent the next several minutes chasing pigs all over the swampy morass, eventually wounding another one and separating it from the rest of the herd.

I was still carrying the heavy raft during all of this, since I didn't want to drop it and forget where I left it during the chase. My character was tired, and I was trying to line up a killing throw against that isolated, wounded pig. Right at the exact instant I was ready to throw, I took a heavy blow from behind me. It made me jump in my chair. One of the other pigs had separated from the herd, charged me and rammed itself right into my backside! I didn't even know they could do that (I'm still fairly new to this game). It knocked the javelin right out of my hands. It kept attacking me as I frantically pulled out my spear, and it caused a pretty serious injury to my arm along with some minor ones. For a minute I thought I was gonna get torn apart by pigs, but I managed to stab it and it took off running.

I turned around and continued the chase against the other wounded pig, and even though I was injured and over-encumbered, I managed to keep up with it until it had exhausted itself, then finished it off. The mental image I had of my big burly Kaumo guy chasing and getting knocked around by pigs while running through a bog with a boat strapped to his back made me laugh.
Thoroughly bored with my 1 year+ Driik huntsman-trapper and yet curiously inspired by your example, I set off to prove my heroism by KILLING a large game animal with a raft.  First I built myself a raft, then tested m skills.  As I could only throw a raft a single tile and I am not quite so masochistic as to try to run something down with only a raft as a weapon, I decided to use a crossbow to injure the animal and THEN run it down.  It took a fair few attempts and a couple lost broadheads to do so as a raft is quite cumbersome, but I eventually crippled a nice, large elk and then ran it down.  Be forewarned, would-be champions of raft combat: A raft makes a thrown rock look like a horrifically deadly weapon.  Thrown rafts evidently can merely scratch a beast, and cannot even penetrate elk-hide over much of an animal's body.  So I spent several hours throwing my raft at the beast.  So herculean were my efforts that the ferocious crippled elk once regained consciousness after an initial downing and started trying to run away again!  It took me many minutes of chase to catch up and thwack it enough times with my raft to bring it down again.  Eventually I decided that the beast's skull was simply too thick and well-armored a target and thereafter went for body shots, hoping to score a lucky strike against thorax or abdomen.  Armed with this knowledge, I finally slew the tasty yet dastardly beast.  But my learning was not yet complete!  For it seems that a full set of armor AND a raft make skinning and butchering such a beast so tiresome that I needed to rest and even sleep several times before I finished.  Fortunately, it seems that raft splinters do not greatly damage animal hides, no matter how severe the beasting.  And that, friends, is my tale.

Now if any animal rights groups come asking, please give them a false name and point them in some other direction, thank you.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JEB Davis on October 24, 2017, 02:32:40 AM
Unusual Njerpezit encounter... saw one on the zoom-map and went after him.
In the middle of a spruce forest. He was an easy kill, with no missile weapon.

As I was looting the body, another Njerpezit suddently attacked me, charging
out from the spruces only about 6 meters away!
Luckily he was not an expert fighter and I vanquished him, taking only one wound.

Not the typical encounter in Driik territory.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Shadowdweller on October 24, 2017, 05:44:33 PM
Had my first ever livestock loss today.  Went off to mess around hunting and fishing at my lakeside kota, leaving my little flock of sheep back at the cabin.  When I returned a couple weeks later, a lynx a broken in and was feasting on the remains of a murdered sheep.  Can only imagine the horror of its flock-mates watching their kin being slowly being devoured...while penned in with the monster.

..still recovered a harsh skin and a good 22 cuts from the partly eaten carcass.  So no big deal :)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Shades on November 01, 2017, 09:39:20 AM
I haven't been playing long, still on my first character. I finally found a spot I wanted to try settling and started clearing out timber to make a small house. Before I got any actual building done, the first snow fell and I decided I don't have time to finish a house before winter hits, so I cleared out my cellar, checked my traps one last time, and began migrating back north toward a cave I left behind during the summer.

Yes, I'm going north for the winter. lol

So far none of my pit traps have managed to produce any game, even after I baited them with turnips. I'm having better luck with light lever traps; I've actually snagged a few grouse with those. Other than that I've been surviving on fish I'm catching and various foods purchased from the many villages that I've visited.

I am sooooo not ready for winter. I will probably die.

Update:

After visiting a few villages on my way back and reclaiming a punt I accidentally abandoned outside one of them, I made it back to my cave, where I promptly baited the pit traps I'd previously dug near the mouth (I hadn't known how to do that previously). Went out to gather stones for a fireplace and a cellar, came back to drop off a load of stones and one of the pits had a reindeer trapped in it. So... I finally got my first score with a trap fence!   \o/

The raw meat is currently sitting in the cellar I just finished building. Hope I can build that fireplace and start smoking meat before it spoils... I have no idea when I'll be able to dry meat; I'm currently on day 1 of 2nd week before winter season.

Update 2:

After discovering that the cave will apparently not function as a smokehouse as it stands, I hauled my catch to the nearest village and borrowed the use of their sauna. I will return for my bounty in a couple of weeks; in the meantime, I am building walls in my cave to enclose the fireplace. This is proving to be a pain in the rump due to both the exhausting nature of building even a single wall and the absence of any reliable lighting besides the fireplace itself. I guess I'll try shoving more wood into it so it will burn longer. I would like very much to make this work so I can turn my attention to the business of extending my trap fence. There appear to be loads of reindeer wandering the grounds.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: LoLotov on November 08, 2017, 11:14:47 PM
(https://image.ibb.co/f6PJnb/The_Horror.png)

Deep in Njerpez territory, beginning of spring, out of healing herbs because I use them a lot. The left eye was stabbed by my own javelin wielded by a child approximately five days before this injury to the right eye, inflicted by a desperate woodsman's hunting knife. Sure wish I'd bought a spectacle helm before I left for the boonies...

Also this is the same character from my badger story, he has yet to be seriously injured anywhere but his eyes, and he's killed exactly 30 Njerps in the last week of in-game time. I'm tracking my data as a kind of census to help establish the range, details thus far in the population thread.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Plotinus on November 15, 2017, 08:07:46 PM
I put these in IRC. i'll put them here too. Teppo is 18 years old (two game years)

(https://i.imgur.com/lyDaoEt.png)

(https://i.imgur.com/8dt4RY5.png?1)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JEB Davis on December 21, 2017, 03:38:16 AM
The toughest squirrel I've encountered.

(http://i67.tinypic.com/b4aps8.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Helldiver on December 22, 2017, 02:09:44 PM
The toughest squirrel I've encountered.

Shall we call it a... wait for it... R.O.U.S. (Rodent of Unusual Strength)?
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JEB Davis on December 22, 2017, 10:37:27 PM
The toughest squirrel I've encountered.

Shall we call it a... wait for it... R.O.U.S. (Rodent of Unusual Strength)?
I don't think they exist.  ;)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Roman Lodestar on December 27, 2017, 11:18:30 PM
Two robbers appear from nowhere and knock me out unconscious with only two hits and was well-armored, I take a look at the injuries and I discover a deep cut to the neck... I guess the long mail cowl I were wearing was made of paper because the severity bar is almost full to the point it could have been "Your neck has been cut in half", my PC almost had a year and was carrying some masterwork gear with me for a trade travel and the fact I got no warning (I didn't move adjacent to them in the world map) made me ragequit and quit living... Still I had a large stock of sorted furs and tools in home but there is something about in NPC robbers I find infuriating, dying to a bear or njerpez is one thing but losing your hard-earned stuff is aggravating...

I find ridiculous how numerous they are, no matter if their equipment is basic (handaxes, knives) or their skill is low they don't seem to flee if you kill one of their buddies or severely injure one of them and at the end they'll manage to knock you out soon or later, I wish there is a way to remove them in my playthroughts since I have more a lone wolf playstyle. Here in the UnReal World: more guys > gear & skill.

Time to drink some heather beverage for that swelling neck...

/EndRant/
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Seschwa on February 01, 2018, 08:12:37 AM
I haven't played in years upon years  :P I had purchased a lifetime registration.. feels like probably 10 years ago! And just remembered URW last week. Suffice to say, I've been binging.

I was just out checking traps with my dog and hoping to stumble across an elk or other large game.

Our cabin had just been completed a few days prior, thanks to the help of a neighbor who diligently cut down nearly half the lumber needed to finish ahead of time. Comfy but cosy, with basic amenities installed, i thought it would be a grand - if tight - space to winter, cuddling with the dog and stepping out for firewood every now and again. But I digress...

Finally set up to smoke meat we set out across the mire. Elieurnan, my wee pup, had been with me for two months now, taking up food and scaring off wildlife - but also proving incredibly useful, and much more loyal than expected.. IRL, my dog couldn't give two buffalo chips about listening to me when he sees a rabbit or other game.. but Elieurnan had become a very loved animal to see chasing me around and killing multiple lynx and badger without getting injured.

When we arrived in the small lakeside trapline I had set up while the snow cover was thick enough not to realize the mire prevented purposeful farming, there was a grouse stuck under one of the lever traps that I maintained - a loose word, as due to distance I didn't bother baiting them and we only ever checked them when heading to one of the nearby small villages. Excitedly, I figured that this was an opportune chance to try and get some practice with my bow. It's hard to justify breaking arrows shooting at logs, but some live meat is completely different.

After several clumsily unskilled shots, I found myself drawn into the method.. pull arrow, nock, aim, relax, shoot.. and I didn't notice Eliurnan, who was leashed onto my belt, had taken some interest in the critter...

The arrow hit him in the heart. He died within minutes - which, being turnbased, means I've just spent 5-10 minutes trying to figure out if I can somehow save him... tabbed back in, and dropped some food..

"Eat now, Eliurnan", I said in a hopeful, hushed tone. He looked at the meat, and back up to me with a happy look on his face :'(... and a wiggle in his tail :'(.. then collapsed, the blood pouring from his torso.

Devastated, I've decided that it's dog for dinner.

For real, I'm really upset about this. I pulled the arrow out.. is that maybe what killed him? Blood loss? I wish there was a proper way to staunch bleeding.. or break the arrow off, bandage it, and carry him back. I just really like dogs.. and I've grown attached to a little computer character. Suppose i'll have to be much more careful with the next dog I manage to trade for.. tie them off to a tree out of range of where I'll shoot the hell out of them while trying to practice archery...

Also URW is even better than I remember it was so many years ago! So incredibly happy that development kept up and has created this pristine gem.. beautiful game!

ED: Got a fine dog-skin.. fitting, from such a fine dog!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: koteko on February 15, 2018, 12:30:05 PM
Went to a Sartola village nearby to sell the meat of a freshly killed bear, and popped by the cattle enclosure to say hi.

Lo and behold, a section of the fence was missing, a lot of tracks were around.. and a small female bear was dead, but not much damaged, inside. I guess she might have tried to speed up the fattening before hibernation :P

So I skinned it, butchered and sold the stuff to the villagers. They should have done it themselves though!

5 stars to the animal AI and 1 star to the human AI, as usual :P
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: koteko on February 19, 2018, 02:06:43 PM
I started a new farmer/trapper character, a Koivulainen with decent rolls and skills. It's full winter and I'm enjoying my cabin in the no man's land northeast of the Koivula lands.

I've also, for the first time, started using multiple trapping sites instead of only trapping near my cabin. Not sure why I never did it before.

Essentially, I put 3 fox traps at the north bank of many 1-tile lakes, within 1 day walk of my cabin. I also put a shelter, a tree trunk and a rock there (to process the hide).

Every round trip I've made so far, I brought home one or two fox furs. Since it's working so well, I'm going to add one small deadfall to each camp and see what I get.

I'm also curious if different terrains will yield different animals. Right now I have coniferous, heatland and I think spruce mire.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Dungeon Smash on February 27, 2018, 03:03:47 PM
the thing i always struggle with the most when it comes to multiple trap sites, is ensuring that they all stay baited.  do you have a set schedule for replacing baits, and what do you use for bait?
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: koteko on February 27, 2018, 03:39:02 PM
the thing i always struggle with the most when it comes to multiple trap sites, is ensuring that they all stay baited.  do you have a set schedule for replacing baits, and what do you use for bait?

I just go in a round-trip like once per week, more often on hot months. Trap reset twice per month maybe?
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: mead on March 04, 2018, 01:32:28 PM
Just caught 2 bears within 1 week in the early spring. Now I got 48lbs of bear fur, 350+ cut of dried meat. Never felt better than this..
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Jakub-urw on March 09, 2018, 03:55:07 PM
^^
I know how you feel. I don’t do trapping, but I have killed bears and elk. The amount of meat you get is intense, I have around 600 dried meat stored in my cellar and like 50lbs of fur. Hunting is op if you know what you’re doing! :)

600 dried meat and yet I keep my dog hungry, am I a bad person xD
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JEB Davis on March 09, 2018, 10:15:12 PM
600 dried meat and yet I keep my dog hungry, am I a bad person xD
Sami should make the spirits angry at you for this.  :'(
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Jakub-urw on March 10, 2018, 12:50:26 AM
It’s not such a big deal! I tie him to a tree and go trading! If you put on enough headgear the barking,wincing and howling noises get muffled  :P
My character is an atheist anyway, so none of that spirit stuff worries him :D

Speaking of dogs, they should probably run away if they’re too hungry.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: koteko on March 10, 2018, 04:15:00 PM
Speaking of dogs, they should probably run away if they’re too hungry.

Or turn on you and eat you alive.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: LoLotov on March 14, 2018, 05:31:13 AM
(https://image.ibb.co/hOfoCx/backontop.png)

Pulled off a victorious There be Robbers! start for the first time this version, quite happy to be bathed in riches, and on my own little island no less.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: fennecfoxx on March 23, 2018, 09:37:53 PM
Nearly made it through a full year... had zero luck trapping any big game, but was surviving just fine nonetheless - until freezing to death in mid-January while trying to start a fire. Oh well. :/
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: nekot on March 29, 2018, 12:34:48 AM
Trying to complete The Challenge for second time. Luckily few days in game and rabbit went into ice that melted and rabbit drowned. 0.5 lbs of fur means stone axe from the beginning - that's like finding a treasure.  ;D
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Dungeon Smash on April 11, 2018, 04:11:05 AM
Just had an unusual event happen - was escorting a lost vagabond back to civilization, and ran into a squirrel on the overworld map and decided to take it for dinner.  I chased it up a tree and was throwing rocks, I had managed to hit it in the foreleg when all of a sudden an aggravated hawk swooped in, and knocked the squirrel out of the tree.  I threw my rock at the bird, and it fled.  I stomped on the big squirrel to put it out of its misery.  It had been gruesomely shredded by talons.  I wonder what it could portend...
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: mlangsdorf on April 18, 2018, 01:08:59 AM
On Day 1 of the 12th week before midwinter point, at his large cabin by the lake at "Black Rapid", Jarrold Kaumolainen successfully forged* a fine small knife on his second attempt. His two dogs, Spot and Rascal, were not impressed.

In the 9 months since his father perished on an unfortunate hunting trip, Jarrold has successfully colonized Black Rapid, met water spirits and forest maids, found milkweed, rescued two wounded adventurers' gear, felled a tree in the rain, passed weird messages between villagers, and done minor chores.

His notable kills include a 4 Njerpez, a lynx, a bear, a dozen forest reindeer, another dozen elk, and countless squirrels, hares, and small birds. He has travelled from his cabin on the edge of Koivula territory to the western shore of the Driik.

His next plan is to forge a fine carving axe, and he's considering an expedition against the Njerpez for next spring.

* Caethan's URW self-sufficency mod
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: MrMotorhead on April 19, 2018, 05:13:22 AM
I found this very secure house.  Is the builder still trapped inside?
(https://i.imgur.com/H4TYmJc.png)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: fennecfoxx on April 25, 2018, 10:10:43 PM
I lost a faithful companion on this sad day. Kolja the dog met his unfortunate untimely demise while bravely fighting a ferocious lynx during a hunting trip. May he be remembered for his loyalty, his bravery, and his habit of interrupting my sleep by barking at trapped birds.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: hantu1911 on June 18, 2018, 06:42:50 PM
Was going home from nearby village. Just bought 2 big bulls.  8)

Taking a nap in the middle of the trip. Wake up to strange sound. Saw a pack of wolf trying to eat my big bulls.
Went into berserk mode. Bring out the masterwork longbow and superior broadhead arrow.
Keep shooting at all wolf. Kill the entire wolf pack. Even enough to get the message "The forest seem hostile."
In the end, 1 big bull and 8 wolf was KIA.

(https://i.imgur.com/jOM0r2L.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Lurcolm1 on June 30, 2018, 01:23:10 AM
I thought it would be a fun idea to try and fight the robbers in "There Be Robbers!"

(https://i.imgur.com/9gyAGgO.jpg)

I decided to commit to this guy, crap and all. This is gonna be "Fun"
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: favomancer on August 23, 2018, 06:04:11 AM
I started a game with the There Be Robbers scenario, but instead of attacking me the robbers wandered into a Driikiläiset village and started a small-scale raid, so Eeva Kaumolaisen, my character, ran into the fray smacking people with a hand axe.

The proceeds let me buy fishing nets, a paddle and cordage for a raft, so she's living quite well on her riverside steadding, with a sauna and smokinghouse built, and a cabin in the works. Now if only I knew what those mushrooms did...
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: koteko on August 28, 2018, 12:58:21 PM
Started a new Sarto character in winter, and got a free cow. A bear breaks the fence and kills my cow, but I manage to kill him despite being poorly equipped. I dry the meat, skin the good hides, finish building a small cabin and go to a village. I'm robbed by thieves and this time I give them the stuff. Quite a setback!

I manage to buy back the essentials with the hides (winter bear is valuable), and complete a birds thief quest (first time - I shouldn't have been too honest at the end, I think :P). Went back to the cabin and a lynx has been harassing my traps and stealing birds from them, even from a small deadfall traps. Spend some time trying to chase it, but fail.

I setup a proper deadfall trap, using the hare's paw charm (reward from birds thief quest) and a hazel cut, and move onto the froken laze. A few hours pass, and there is the lynx.

Now winter is almost over and am ready to plough some fields. An interesting run :)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Moonlight on August 30, 2018, 11:08:28 AM
Just checked map and found the area near my settlement turned purple! I wandered around that area and found a njerpez war camp. This is interesting because the camp is not the camp of the run away slave scenario. This made my Koivulainen man worried and now he is preparing to raid the camp.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Shadowdweller on August 31, 2018, 12:58:42 PM
Have an islander going with a cabin built on a good-sized island.  Journeyed to Driik territory early on to trade my rough woodsman's axe and some meat for a far more serviceable masterwork handaxe and a fishing rod.  My hideworking skill is JUST getting high enough to be able to tan saleable (harsh) furs.

Anyhow, have had a couple Njerpez sightings on my islands, that I've mostly ignored.  My character isn't that much of a fighter - mediocre or at least unreliable combat skills, except for a 60% bow, no armor other than furs, 50% dodge, and mainly a shortbow / fine club for armament.  One of the Njerpez kept wandering annoyingly close to the trap line I've been trying to build around a small local lake.  So - perhaps unwisely - I decided to end him.   Enemy armored with several pieces of lamellar and holding a sizeable woodsman's axe.  I should probably have enlisted help but was too lazy.  Instead I tried sneaking around the woods trying to pepper him with arrows.  His armor kept him up for quite a few shots, but was able to back out of sight repeatedly and sneak around to maintain distance.  Good to have that guy gone.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Shrimp on September 03, 2018, 03:01:49 PM
There are some things interesting happening in my game right now.

Started as Kaumo, I was blessed with a lucky roll so I have nearly perfect stats. Started in the no man's land in the middle of Kaumo and Remi with hurt, helpless and afraid start in spring. I wouldn't have survived if the tutorial didn't gave me a fishing rod.

Anyways, after getting back on my feet and getting stuff I went to Remi land to trade for tools, dogs and a bull. The bull died after a wolf raided my camp, luckily I killed the wolf. The dogs are still around but they have received a lot of abuse while hunting, one even started bleeding but luckily it didn't die. With the tools, I started building a cabin in southern Kaumo, and while I was at it one day I found day old human tracks steps away from my building site. After tracking it down turns out there was a Njerpez literally in the square diagonal of my cabin, i'm very lucky he didn't attack me while I was working or sleeping and strangely enough my dogs didn't bark at all. I swiftly got rid of him.

After some time after that I noticed a sudden disappearance in Kaumo cultural territory, so I decided to investigate. While I was at it I was ambushed by vagabond robbers. thankfully, it was in the middle of the woods and the visibility was poor so I did the most sensible thing in the moment: Once the map loaded I turned around and ran until i got 100% exhaustion and I could exit to the overworld. I was not sure i could take them so I just went safe. My dogs were left behind but after some flanking in the overworld I recovered them.

My playthrough has been very lucky. Lady luck certainly gave me her blessing.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Ara D. on September 24, 2018, 02:04:57 AM
I love this game's program. My active hunter dropped in on a riendeer herd but there was a glutton too oh well sic the dogs on a deer and the hunt is on. Latter I hear barking to the north and a bawl of pain to the west? So I head to the west. To my surprise I find the glutton attacking the deer. I've seen small prey getting taken by birds of prey but this the first time I've seen big prey attacked. I love this games details
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: werepacman on September 26, 2018, 10:00:16 PM
I was checking trap fence with two of my dogs near the ford. I found fresh elk tracks leading to frozen lake.
I followed the tracks there were holes in the ice. Finally I found dead bull elk lying drown in the water.

This was very realistic!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on September 30, 2018, 03:40:32 AM
After at least 100 hours of play, I've run through over a dozen adventurers who, almost without exception, died from MY decisions. I learned some bad lessons early on. Small female bears/with cub leave one with the mistaken impression that bears are not TOO bad. Papa Bear will correct that fallacy. While the first five Njerpez may seem to be relatively soft, the sixth has uncanny skills with just his knife. Foxes can run on thin ice. Don't follow them. Robbers have a lot of friends.

My dead Father apparently took me hunting while barely clothed. Perhaps he traded most of my clothes for the Fine Kaumo spear and Fine knife? Anyway, with those, and a handaxe,  I set out.

So, the first year, mid-summer, on a new start, determined to avoid previous mistakes. Settled next to rapids on a long river. After many futile weeks of hunting just to watch my javelins run away in some wounded deer or elk, I stopped trying. It would soon be too damp to dry meat, anyway. No meat is drying, at all!

The plan was to build a cabin/smokehouse, then to trap and smoke what I could trap. I'd snare some birds, kill squirrels with rocks, and fish for daily food. Having completed building I FINALLY lucked out and killed a deer. I then wasted 180+ cuts after learning there were a few building flaws in my cabin. By the time I fixed them, the meat was spoiled. Well, another lesson learned- TEST your smokehouse, first.

Built a trap fence, nothing trapped so far. Built a shorter one. Ditto. Started building a trap fence around a small lake.

Bumped into my first Njerpez. Seen robbers once and avoided them, likewise bears. But, by this point, though, I was despairing of any success, so, I did not run. Killed him, taking 26% injury. Got his spear and some very damaged lamellar. But, the spear was the start of a good run of luck. Traded that and his iron helm for better tools. Found a quest treasure and with that and the Njerp loot, bartered for Master woodsman, hand, and splitting axes, a 'Perfect' shovel, a Fine Fishing rod, a pot, a Fine Carving ax, Master Longbow, nets, a dog, all the things I'd drooled over before.

On the way back from hiring my first companion, I found I'd finally trapped a reindeer. Huzzah!

So, I'm still working that small lake's fence, not even 1/4 completed yet. Just started the Advanced missions line. I used my rewards to improve Cooking, Carpentry, and Hideworking. ALL I have to do is avoid stupid decisions now...fingers crossed!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on October 11, 2018, 04:01:28 AM
Woohoo! I've survived winter! I'll have to wait a few weeks, yet, to start my island hideaway, although a lot of logs are already cut there. Once the ice is completely thawed, I'll return and make a new, more secure, homestead. The only downside is that there has been a lot of Njerp when I visit the area. Several are baiting my bear deadfalls...heh.

I've lost, and replaced, two dogs, one to a Njerp, one to a wolf. All my Companions have lived to return home. Lots of meat stored, lots of Njerp loot that I'd love to trade for some better tools/weapons. Sadly, many of the neighboring villages are truly poor. Even the Foreign Traders, who are hard enough to find, often have little of use to me. I've found myself trading for silver and copper goods, just to lighten my load.

Overall, it was a very safe winter. Never a hint of frostburn, a single deer stumbled into my defense traps, and nothing else even seen nearby. My trap fence, only an hour away, provided numerous elk, several rabbits gave up their furs there, even one fox! Spotted several bears across the rapids and harvested two large and a cub. One had a fine winter coat. A single wolf fell afoul of a deadfall. Even his harsh fur got me 10 Fine arrows.

It's a great beginning!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: tedomedo on October 13, 2018, 12:25:19 PM
I'm building my new settlement on rapids beach. With nets i get a lot of trouts and salmons. I have in chest 10 salmons (shown as one thing), this is 90 lbs. I will smoke them. This is easier food "shop" than hunting.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Edico on October 13, 2018, 04:21:58 PM
So I probably went a little overboard with winter fishing.  I got about 150 dried trout and 120 dried salmon.  Then I was able to catch a big bear (260 dried cuts) and two elks (350 dried cuts.)  I don't think I'll go hungry for a while.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: tedomedo on October 20, 2018, 09:15:00 AM
I have fence around borders of local terrain where i have house. I have trap pits with sharp stakes in every 8th tile. Why i'm postin this? Because i got 10 reindeers!!! I'm tired of hideworking and drying meat (yes it's winter), i have over 1000 meat. I have to make cords. An update suggestion: add coffee, alcohol and cigarettes to get some energy :)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on October 24, 2018, 12:54:39 PM
Yesterday, I was going to blunt strike a trapped deer. I clicked the WRONG direction and pole-axed my bull! Fortunately, he got up despite the SKULL FRACTURE he was suffering.

Today, I got confused while looking at one of my dogs to see if he was carrying the RAFT I thought I had loaded on my bull. For some reason, I instead shot him with my bow! My other two dogs, concluding that there was an enemy in our midst, attacked and killed the poor, trusting, animal.

So, on the return trip, I carried back a hare that couldn't resist a turnip, a deer I panicked into rushing onto thin ice, to break through and drown, and the ragged remains of the dog that deserved a better end...heh.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on October 31, 2018, 05:58:34 PM
I'm into my 2nd winter now. Last winter my trap fence was awesome! That and my smaller traps set at a small lake resulted in 11 elk and deer, 3 foxes, a hare, and numerous birds. Perhaps not strangely, since winter broke, all that area has yielded is a pair of foxes. From the 3 successful bear deadfalls elsewhere from that winter, all I've gotten since is one wolf and one elk. That's over the whole spring/autumn period. I know the Gods are not unhappy with me, so, where did my good fortune go?

I farmed a small 4x10 area that yielded about 500 turnips (had other things planted late season but I neglected them and all withered), harvested about 2K of lake reeds, gathered a hundred or so of about a dozen useful plants, some used for the several wounds I've encountered.

Anyway, I built a new settlement with a good-sized cabin and a barn, but I'm not using it yet. It's on a small island but I've built no defenses yet. I've traveled through this winter to all but one clan area, scouting and trading. Three dogs and the same small bull still accompany me, though all the dogs are replacements for their originals...bah!

I have enough food now to last a year even if I had no other hunting successes. Think I'll finally build that sauna now...lol. Time to relax!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Faurric on November 03, 2018, 08:23:11 PM
Midwinter of my first year. The ice was slow to freeze as the temperature rose and fell. That was lucky for me, as I found a drowned bear, boar, and adventurer over a month period. But everything is frozen hard now and the snow is about calf-deep. I went looking for another adventurer's shelter and heirloom trident and was able to trap and kill the bear that had mauled him. I'm hoping to spend the rest of the winter trapping foxes and other fur-bearing animals.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Ara D. on November 11, 2018, 08:36:16 AM
Spotted a wolf pack on the outskirts of a Reemi pasture dug a trap pit. I hired a hunter to watch my back. When we returned to the trap the other members of the pack attacked him nearly bit is neck in half first attack. Oddly the pack didn't come after me. I attacked the trapped wolf knowing that it's mates would come I a quickly backed into a tree thicket so they couldn't attack from behind. After a few attacks the pack scattered. I built a dead fall trap near by, and reset the pit trap with fresh *cough* meat. Over the next few days by my hands, hounds, or traps I took 6 wolves one attacked and killed a villager, they killed that one, for a total of 7 I think that is all of that pack
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on November 28, 2018, 10:57:28 PM
Having buggered my first guy that lasted through a few winters (Thank you, Father Winter, farewell, Wotan), I've got a new guy!

Acquired the flu in week one. Fortunately, I rushed to a village sage and the damage cleared soon. I, a Kaumo, apparently had a father (Unfortunate Hunting Trip) who was a Drik, so the crossbow I salvaged from his body is, of course, useless to me...lol. But, it did trade well for a Fine Longbow and a few other items! Now, I ask myself, why am I armed with a sakramaski knife? Maybe my mother was from the Seal tribe...heh.

I got a Wounded guy quest (gave him his daddy's axe, which I didn't have at the time...yeah), found the bear and backtracked it to the campsite. Set a heavy deadfall with a spoiled roach and bagged the nasty bear the next day! Woohoo! Fine bear skin! I've bagged two more bears, an elk and two reindeer pretty quickly, mostly in time to dry the meat (Springtime start).

 Own two dogs and have just entered the wet season. I'm presently nursing a 30% damage broadhead arrow to the abdomen. I'm sure it's a good omen...hehe
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Brygun on November 30, 2018, 11:15:26 PM
I have made pot!!!!

- Novrus



My stalwart inspiration for a self assigned creative writing has finally  made a cooking pot! Along the way he had to travel from his homeland, work for seeds, make fields, build traps, stockpile materials before the ice, make a house, harvest crops, make a smithy, build tools and now he has made a pot!

Wooo! About a 6 month journey to get here.

https://www.unrealworld.fi/forums/index.php?topic=4640.0

FYI the journal is long which I hope you will enjoy. I started a  little over 2 weeks ago and it has surpassed 30,000 words.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: veerserif on January 07, 2019, 08:33:25 PM
Long time no see! Was once a regular on the old forums in the 3.14-ish days, came back to the game after a couple years apart, and wow, there've been a lot of changes.

Just started up a new game to ease myself back. I'm really liking the new quests system, it saved my guy from starvation (lugged a lot of firewood back and just raided all their smoked meats.) :) Getting to work making a smoking shack, fields, and eventual pit-trap line. One day I'll get hardcore enough to do a completely self-sufficient character, but only once I've finished getting comfortable with the new additions.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Ara D. on January 22, 2019, 06:26:19 AM
Well I did something foolish but it paid off. I'm up around owl country exploring and looking for a likely trout stream when I see a nine member wolf pack. Normally I set some traps to deal with such things but it's been several days since my last hunt and I have no bait. So I leash my dogs load my fine heavy Xbow with a fine broadhead. I pat my master work battle axe knowing she's going to be needed  soon. If I can kill one and get out I'll have the bait I need. Early on I take a nasty bite to my belly, but i chant an incantation and stop my blood loss and mange to kill two wolves. Now a smart man would thank the gods and run but I'm just some dumb kamo kid who's got his blood up now. So I zoom out see the pack a tile away. Other than that bite I came out ok. I've killed two injured several more and feathered one badly in the leg. So I say why not go another round. Same tactics close rage shot then battle axe. I kill a few more. Go another couple rounds end up taking down 8 of the 9 last one high tailed it into a forest where I lost it's tracks. Then on the way back to camp I ran into a bull elk. I'll be busy for a bit, hope the weather stays cold.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: irontide on February 14, 2019, 02:05:14 PM
I'm back to URW for the past couple of weeks, after having taken a hiatus of more than a year. I'm currently weighing up moving my home base, even after having built a small cabin (my smoking house). I'm currently on a four tile island, with my home site in one corner and a farming site on another corner, both with ice-free access year round, while also not being accessible over ice from the mainland. That's my preferred kind of home site. There's another site half-a-day away which is three small islands with ice-free access next to each other, and I may move there. Ideally I'd have two one-tile islands like that, one for my home site and one for my fields (smaller islands attract fewer animal visitors, and I don't want animal visitors to my fields), but that has proven elusive. Maybe I'll do some more scouting; there is still time before I need to commit to one home site for winter. Or I could try something I've never done, not only play a nomad over the winter but a nomad travelling by watercraft, which is likely to be really challenging but I'm not sure if it would be much fun (long-distance travelling by watercraft when most water is frozen over can be very tedious).

The trap fence I set up for the Advanced Adventures course is rather unsuccessful, with only two elk caught after about a month in action, and one of those was only caught after I chased an elk into the fence (a very successful strategy I highly recommend, and closer to how trap-fences were and are actually used). After the changes to animal spawning ~2 years ago, trap fences need more thought, and I rushed into this one even though I had misgivings about this site I built it anyway. That'll teach me. My other possible home-site is further away from this trap fence, so I'll probably just break it down (or just trigger the traps and abandon it) and maybe not build a new one. My main meat source is seal, and I get enough of them to not need any more meat. I've already stopped setting out my nets except when I specifically want fresh food.

 I must admit one of the factors keeping me in my current home site is the fact that it is in an area called 'Sword Strait', and that's just cool  8)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: veerserif on February 17, 2019, 07:38:15 PM
Well, three stupid deaths in (never ignore how cold winter gets folks), and I get this cheerful trap line scene.

(https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/958608272199580436/5986CEFFE0273674818305B3B76658289A241462/)

Guess I won't have to worry about food for a long time! I'm busy using all the bones to make arrows and practice my archery -- running a modified version of BAC's self-sufficiency compilation, which suits me fine.

Once winter ends, I'll plant the little field I have set up, finish up my cabin, and I'm thinking of establishing a fishing camp to the far northwest of my current camp. Then, perhaps I'll do the advanced course just to force myself to move out of this comfortable Driik land.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tarwathiel on March 28, 2019, 03:59:56 AM
Today I fought my first njerp warrior.

I encountered him while transferring items from a logging outpost to a site I planned on building a permanent house. Luckily I was prepared. I had my longbow equipped and broadhead arrows ready. My 2 trust dogs leashed by my side named "pup pup" and "cutie". I immediately unleashed them and ordered to attack. Pup pup dashed towards the warrior, and cutie barked in dismay and refused to attack. My only choice was to fire upon the warrior. My first shot was lucky, piercing his hand and causing him to fall. Pup pup was on him and bit him with ferocity. Pup pup was brave. The warrior took his broadsword and swung it true at poor pup pup killing him instantly. I shot again despite my agony, and the arrow pierced his abdomen, falling him again. My lucky shots and the bravery of pup pup's sacrifice allowed me then to slowly approach the felled wounded warrior and slit his throat. I mourned pup pup. But being the pragmatist that I am, I butchered him to allow more food supply for cutie. Rest in peace Pup pup. I'm sorry.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Aerotinge on April 01, 2019, 09:13:39 AM
(On a daily routine training in my danger room)
arggghh MY BALLS!! That hurts! Deer,  Don't ever kick it.
(https://i.imgur.com/QFPnIt8.jpg)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tinker on April 14, 2019, 10:50:08 AM
As a new player, new to urw that is, I made some rookie mistakes. First was not reading anything much before I started.

Just seeing permadeath and wilderness survival was enough to hook me. I started as an Islander as they sounded interesting and fit my mood at the time, and I started in the home culture as that sounds as if it might make life easier to learn. I started with the Unreal World as that sounded most like a tutorial.

I found what looked like a good site to start, on the banks of a lake with lots of conifer trees around and some heathland nearby with other trees. I quickly learnt to collect firewood, built a shelter and learnt to fish. I tried to do anything I could using skills lists, I made a cup and bowl and some planks and as my fishing skill increased I built a cellar for food storage, nothing I made was very good quality as I only had poor tools to use and was getting fed up with eating fish so I spent a few days exploring where I lived, it was moving into summer and ice was melting when I found I had chosen to live on a small island, the lake I had been using as a water source was in fact sea water, the only other fauna on the island was a grouse who could spot me hiding from 20 squares away, even the javelins I had made fell short if I could throw them straight. I did spot a village at the limit of my sight once, on the far side of an ever widening sea, but until I find a way to make ropes I might be stuck here until winter, eating fish and drinking sea water.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Dungeon Smash on April 14, 2019, 04:36:32 PM
LOL @ the reindeer raking your balls.... ouch!! Hahaha
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: fennecfoxx on May 16, 2019, 04:47:52 AM
Went out hunting... ran into a njerp a few tiles away from my settlement. Now I can't walk. How fun.

(On the plus side, I thought I was a goner with how badly that fight was going, so yay for being alive?)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Purplemate on August 11, 2019, 04:01:22 AM
The worst thing that happened to my settlement was on my latest character , one that isnt dead yet , it was summer i was a lonely settler near kuikka tribe grounds , i found a river next to the sea. finished my fathers cottages as a hunting camp and made a house near the river 5 squares away in traveling map.

After planting , hunting until my cellar was full , for a few years , i had 4 sheeps 4 pigs 2 bulls 4 cows and 6 dogs.
One day i was coming back from skinning an elk in my trap fence , and i saw a bear heading straight for the bulls.
i was wearing only a linen shirt , linen trousers , mittens and boots.
The bear kicked in the damn fence , killed the bull , i ran inside my home to get my masterwork northern bow , came out and shot at it.
I sadly missed.

The bear rushed at me , i dodged. luckily i was near my dogs pen , 2 squares away. I kicked it in and they didn't even budge exept 1 heroic small female dog named Jade. Me and jade fought the bear , i shot it in the head , and before running away he completly tore apart my right arm.
The brave little dog chased the bear away from my sight , and finished it by itself. The dog was renamed Jade The Bear Slayer.

Sadly , the story is not over. My hunting camp at the time was feeding me wolves. When i processed the bear , which was a very awfully long process with 1 arm, i put the meat and skin on the remaining bulls and cows i had. Arriving at my hunting camp where my smoker was , i processed to smoke without closing the door. Next thing you know i hear some damn stumbling in the south... 2 wolves killing my cows and bulls ... i closed the door and hid and waited for them to leave but they did not. So i did what a man should do , i put one of the cows body outside and they fed on it and ran.
I managed to process the rest of the sad meat , that spoiled halfway trought.

Jade The Bear Slayer died 2 years later , when my war campaign agaisnt the njerp started. She fought with honor and skill for such a small pup.
Her body was burned with the rest of the wariors, as i don't skin and eat such pets.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on December 06, 2019, 02:35:11 AM
I'm on a long trek, trading far down south. A village has the wounded hunter quest. It's about the easiest one, so, I took it. I found a blood trail quickly and was searching the woods nearby. Saw bear tracks leading NE. Of course, the bear popped out of a copse of woods right behind me and immediately I was hit for 24% injury, a bear hug crushed my abdomen! With the load I was carrying, my malus was over 40%, but, fortunately, thereafter he spent most of his time trying to hit my dog, Racer. In the end, the bear died, Racer wasn't even scratched. But I was wounded and bleeding. I carry bandages and managed to stop the bleeding, get back to the village, return the hunter's spear, and find a Sage. That SHOULD end the story...

I'm heading home but still very far away. I dress the wound daily. It's been over a week. So, I start a new day, dress the wound, and start skiing. A bit later I notice that I'm bleeding profusely (in fact, I passed out). My last dressing had RE-started the bleeding and I had not noticed until it almost killed me!

So, I bandage again and stop the bleeding. My blood loss was huge. I start hurriedly trekking again, looking for a village to layover in. At some point, I realized I was NOT skiing. When I passed out from the blood loss, apparently I had dropped the Northern spear I was wielding! So, that's lost.

I did make it home. My wound is down from severe now but the blood loss is still bad. Cool as hell... ;)
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: werepacman on March 06, 2020, 09:59:28 PM
Trapped two stags and bunched one before skinning.
 :'(
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: StefanPravda on March 06, 2020, 10:51:20 PM
Trapped two stags and bunched one before skinning.
 :'(
You animal..
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: jonottawa on March 11, 2020, 04:09:01 PM
Playing my 3rd still-alive character now. Trying to get used to eating, resting, and changing what I'm wielding in the wilderness map, even though that feels dirty.

Vaguely considering doing a Let's Play YouTube video as virtually all of the ones I've seen have been made by people who are absolutely terrible at the game or who use EZ mode mods.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: kullervo on April 10, 2020, 03:53:05 PM
Death. That's what  :'(

A njerpez appeared out of nowhere just behind my back while hunting and killed my char,
which I was hunting with and was ill prepared for a fight. This happened just one day after
I had bought myself a bunch of master grade fighting and building equipment AND dropped
them at my residence. The njerpez only had a knife and such, but my bow, mastergrade
handaxe and low quality clothes were no match for him.

I guess I have to start a new character. I was just fond of that one and been building him
for some time. And this time I wasn't even rushing into dangerous wild animals or robbers
or njerpez out of boredom and/or curiosity... *sigh*
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on April 13, 2020, 05:41:06 PM
Preparing 3rd settlement for winter. Mihku has plenty of meat, feathers, cords and rocks to fletch to get through the winter. And whenever he ever sees robbers, he stops what he’s doing and relocates to another settlement. He had enough when group took his tunic and trousers and he had to travel across the entire unreal world with his privates flailing loose. Cave cabins are his favorite, as they don’t usually need more than 7-14 felled trees.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on April 16, 2020, 04:18:41 PM
My oldest established character is now about 1300 days. He just built a new settlement on a long, relatively narrow island in a wide river. It's 7 hexes at its widest on the strategic map, narrowing down to one hex, and at least 20 hexes in length. It has 6 rapids areas, no fords. I like it for the security it provides when the warm weather arrives. It's a day's travel to the original settlement and there's a lot of villages in the area between.

Considering the isolation I was surprised to find a foreign trader band on it. Then I was surprised that they got off it, somehow.

So, now it's surrounded by two fences with many deadly pit traps between them. I plan to make this my fishing camp.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: kaumostardust on April 18, 2020, 06:57:49 PM
Killing the Njerps.

Though this last one caught me off guard. I was skiing back from a long trade haul and found him hanging out in my courtyard. I was exhausted and needed to drop all the newly bought furs, so I chased him off with a javelin to hunt him down later.

An hour later, I start following his tracks away from my home. They're heavily mixed with elk tracks to the point of being hard to find. Eventually, I track the bastard down and javelin him in the thigh and slit his throat. Standard fare. But in his loot, I find a harsh elk skin and some uncooked elk cuts.

I turn around and lo! there's a dead skinned elk carcass. I killed him in the middle of butchering a kill. Which felt like payback. My last character got killed that very way by robbers.

So, I scored dinner and a movie with one go!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: immortalartisan112 on April 19, 2020, 09:17:58 PM
manged to survive a a couple major injures including deadly poison losing both arms and legs or having to crawl to a village and no herbs have grown yet still alive and i'm doing fine
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on April 25, 2020, 09:26:39 AM
Previous character is still alive. Just realized I’ve not played farmer nor metal armored warrior in a while. So, I got Antti Sartolainen. 6’3” 208lbs max strength, great agility, eyesight and speed. Good Dexterity and rest.

Escorted some Kiesse craftsman to Sartola. Traded some rough short bows and dried fish for long bow. Headed back towards home to No-Mans Land between Kiesse-Koivula-Reemi. Saw some wild pigs in wilderness rummaging in heathland. Tried to catch them up. Ended up sneaking up on Njerpez warrior instead. Hid from him behind a spruce, dropped all the excess goods. Only kept longbow, arrows, short sword (claimed from a Njerpez at pine mire in Reemi), hunting knife and handaxe as backups. Heard him swearing. “Blyat something”. Nock the arrow. The Njerp steps in view mere 8meters away. Judging from his clothing; nettle shirt and fur overcoat shouldn’t be too much for even a rough arrow to penetrate and hopefully slow him down... with his bastard sword.

Relax the forearm muscles while still maintaining the back tension. Arrow is loose. But the rough arrows shaft must’ve been spined bit on the soft side. Maybe the rye porridge for breakfast was giving... bubbliness...?, and the arrow flew straight at the warrior, little higher than aimed for, hit his neck. And next the foreign invaders lifeless corpse hit the ground.

Antti was well pleased with his acquisition of initially seeming, over priced longbow. But it did pay back handsomely with bastard sword, hand axe, knife and some heavily worn clothes. Well suited for making into bandages and cords for fletching even more arrows. Only 4 more days to travel back to cabin under construction. Time will tell how much more wealth the longbow will accumulate.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on April 25, 2020, 08:14:45 PM
This guy has a cabin on a small lake. It's fenced on 3 sides, right down to the lake EXCEPT on the left, where I have a row of loopsnares at the lake's edge, with a gap between each trap. That's the only place where there's no fence blocking.
 
So, I'm working on a small hide in the cabin when I see through the shutter a large elk wandering the fence, inside, on the right side. He'd found that small gap and couldn't figure out how to exit! He's afraid to step on the thin ice of the lake(Winter is coming!) and is looking for a way out.
 
I arm my bow and Fine broadhead arrows and corner him against the lake and the fence, firing at point blank range, a mere two steps away... and I miss shot after shot. My rating of 91, minus 10% for encumbrance is no match for this elk. I shoot six arrows and throw two javelins (100% spear!) and hit ONCE with an arrow. Eventually I just wielded a spear and beat him down with the club end, while traveling the length of the fence. When I read the play-by-play, it says the elk DODGED my missiles...lol.

I recovered one javelin but the other is out on the thin ice. Strangely, not ONE arrow was recovered, not even the one that hit him. Not stuck in the fence, nowhere to be seen in the forest behind. Every arrow, just gone!

Same guy goes to check a fence/trap on another small lake. Dropping to the tactical map, he appears almost next to a wolf, behind it. He shoots his readied arrow, hits, and the wolf takes off like a shot, straight over the trap/fence, into the lake, breaking ice out about 20 moves, then expires. He comes back with a punt and just paddles out to the large, dead, wolf and recovers the easiest of kills.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on April 26, 2020, 02:00:43 AM
@Tom H , if your quarry turns away for whatever reason, [h]ide, then shoot for easy hit.

I’ve got skull (Bleeding) hit on forest reindeer stag. It took some evasive maneuvers, but I eventually found it about 200meters away, deceased.

One hit instant kills aren’t common by any means.
Only reasonably doable when sneaking on sleeping, and using battle axe or battle sword: Edge: neck or skull. The be not tried masterwork spear Point on skull.

The broad heads seem to do excessive damage to hides. With 1”-2” cutting edge, it’s bit exaggerated for it to tear up the hide same as edge hit with woodman’s axe.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on April 26, 2020, 03:09:15 AM
@Tom H , if your quarry turns away for whatever reason, [h]ide, then shoot for easy hit.

I’ve got skull (Bleeding) hit on forest reindeer stag. It took some evasive maneuvers, but I eventually found it about 200meters away, deceased.

One hit instant kills aren’t common by any means.
Only reasonably doable when sneaking on sleeping, and using battle axe or battle sword: Edge: neck or skull. The be not tried masterwork spear Point on skull.

The broad heads seem to do excessive damage to hides. With 1”-2” cutting edge, it’s bit exaggerated for it to tear up the hide same as edge hit with woodman’s axe.

Hide? Wow! I wish I'd thought of that! The same guy got a one-hit kill on a Njerp. Chased after him in woods, lost sight, then came up directly behind him. Phwtt! Broadhead hits the skull, deadun!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 01, 2020, 05:50:10 PM
Antti returned from his delayed trade trip to Reemi, selling hides, meat and crafts, buying some rye, barley and round shield. Helped an old man get a new punt, hence the delay. But had extra time to harvest wild nettle, burdock, lake reeds, yarrow and other useful plants.

Finally got home and crashed to bunk. Spent next day threshing plants and cooking couple birds and squirrels taken on the homeward journey.
At late evening turning dark, remembered to go check traps around the cabin, 2 willow grouse and 2 black grouse. Saw fox run away, again. It has still not tried the bait on the pawboard. Turning around, saw a pair of boots, on someone sleeping under a spruce. A Njerpez warrior! Thought to myself “Ny perkele tulee sulle noutaja”. Continued, hiding, snuck up to the sleeping invader and swung the bastard sword to lob his head off. Stuck on spine..again.
Still need more practice. Or finer made sword. Possibly both.

Fur coat, fur cloak, fur footwear, leather trousers, knife, handaxe and Njerpez scimitar. Some roasted capercaillie and smoked wolf. Not bad catch.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 03, 2020, 12:06:58 AM
Antti went out to look for birds, hares, maybe even a ermine or pine-marten. Something else to put variety to the smoked wildboar, smoked elk and smoked bear.

Out of nowhere bumped into elk doe. Maybe 22-26meters away. Quickly grabbing a pointed arrow instead the blunt held ready, the doe turned to run. Not the best angle or range, but Antti thought to give it a try, it wasn't quartering away but closer to broadside. Lead the shot and relax the forearm muscles, hit the doe in spine and it tumbled over lifeless from shock on the nervous system.  :o 
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on May 03, 2020, 01:57:22 AM
Met foreign traders who had a Fine Long Chainmail hauberk. 3 Fine Winter bear furs, 3 Fine Winter Lynx furs, and a plethora of wolf, reindeer, elk, fox, and arctic fox furs, all Fine quality, asked and given, and I now have the most costly item I've ever traded for. Lord Knows what a Mastercraft version would cost!
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 03, 2020, 03:22:28 AM
Nice! What's the long habergeon weight? 30lbs? Or is that the long hauberk weight, can't remember.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on May 03, 2020, 09:43:39 AM
I corrected that. It IS a hauberk...sorry! Aye, it weighs 30, 5 more than the one I'm presently wearing, which is NOT a Long.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 05, 2020, 06:31:27 AM
Holy mooses!

Excuse the pun, but got 3rd elk kill in 10days. 610lbs of elk smoking in the sauna, in early Fall month. Antti and big-dog Pena are set for few months... with 250m pit trap-fence completed between two lakes.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on May 07, 2020, 10:38:11 AM
My oldest character, Bul, is at his island stronghold, but it's winter now and the river's frozen over.

He found day-old human footprints and started tracking them. The intruder appears to be a woodsman because he's leaving fallen tree trunks. Using a big bull, he carted every one he found back to his cabin for future use. After a week and finding almost 3 dozen trunks, the tracks had petered out and he'd lost track of the intruder.

Then, surprise!, while out very early, he found FRESH tracks. Carrying a torch and stealthily tracking he literally bumped into a Njerp! The Njerp missed his first hack with his axe, hit with his second, then took a spear to his eye, knocking him unconscious. The dog pack finished him off while he was down. He was not a wealthy Njerp as all his clothing was well-worn and his few weapons, a woodsman's ax, a handaxe, and a broad knife were a poor legacy for him. At least I got a ton of tree trunks without annoying the forest spirit!

 
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 07, 2020, 08:36:59 PM
Maybe that Njerpez was tasked for felling trunks ahead of the rest coming in the spring to build a war camp..?

Antti was tracking a bear after local foresters housed a hurt adventurer. There’s no room for man-eating bear. Scouring the spruce mire with pine mire to the East, which is 1/4 of the nearest 15km every direction (other 3/4 of the region has pinemire in south, west and north...)
Spotted an invader about 700m away, in the open/pine mire. Annoyed by this interruption, Antti and big-dog Pena headed to greet him. Couple arrows in, the Njerpez fell, but managed to scratch Pena with his knife. Swung the broad sword and cut him square on the eye, killing him. Picked up the rest of the goods: lamellar hauberk, spear, some fur clothing. Headed to the cabin to drop the load off.
Bumped into an angry bear!
Could it be the same bear that had been attacking people in the region?
None the less, it was charging ferociously.
Block with round shield, deft strike on the standing bear’s knee got him fall over. Pena ferociously bit the bear on foreleg. That seemed to distract the bears attention to the dog. Which allowed Antti stab the bear in to skull with the sword. The bear was fighting a losing battle from that point.
Now it was getting late and Antti was getting weary. Bear’s carcass was way too heavy to lift. And way too far to drag it home. Resorting to trick he had learnt from his now missing dad, he chewed on some bear pipe leaves and started to skin the bear. Oh, it already had thicker fur. Winter’s close. Decent skin, finally the countless hares, birds and 9 killed elks harsh skinning and tanning jobs seemed to have worked. Next to piece the carcass for meat. 218lbs. With goods from the invader, and wearing armor, had to leave some meat behind for getting later.

Got to cabin, meat in cellar. Cleaned and rubbed the skin with fats, passed out of exhaustion. Woke up, left some bear meat for the Old Man. Headed back to pick rest of the meat and look for tracks, hopefully leading to the camp and the spear Olli’s dad had given to him.
Antti wondered if the man would’ve noticed if he gave one of the spears taken from fallen Njerpez instead. But rather than worry about having man-eating bear in region, it had to been done. Wait, whose dog is that? It hadn’t shown any sign of noticing Antti or Pena yet. Oh damn, another Njerpez. This one only wearing leather clothing. But carrying spear (that’d be 4th to Antti’s armory) and more alarmingly short bow and stack of arrows.
Slowly sneaking closer when he was looking away, Antti got to 12m and shot the invader in thorax. Didn’t kill him, but definitely slow him down with only the feathers showing, on this side of him anyway. While the swearing Njerpez was readying his bow, Pena was engaging that dog, somewhere behind.
Next arrow pierced the Njerpez left shoulder. Good, rather not let him shoot arrows. Drawing his sword and moving forward to administer “forest justice”, Antti fell sharp pain in his right knee. Turning around, sure enough the foreigner’s dog was defending her master.
Good dog, bad choice.
Stabbing the dog, it dodged effortlessly, but got bitten in hindquarters by Pena. The dog turned to flee, but couldn’t run. Swift cut on the head and it fell unconscious, bleeding from the deep cut on her skull.
Couple steps and decapitation of the Njerpez: still stuck on spine. Bludgeon the dog, skin and butcher it. That’d ought to work as bait if nothing else.

Cleaning the tear on his knee, it got Antti wondering, are the invaders planning a full on war? This is 9th warrior, in just 2 seasons. Maybe the winters cold will keep them away for couple more seasons. Better go alert Kiesse to the north-east. Maybe go get news from Reemi in far south-east 1st.
At least the wound wasn’t too bad and should heal in few days.

Finding Olli’s spear wasn’t too difficult... after killing 2 invading warriors, one dog and the angry bear. At least Olli taught Antti some new sword techniques for future battles.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 07, 2020, 09:29:58 PM
Side note: not cold enough yet. The whole bear batch got stale before I could get it to dry. Ah well, bland bear “jerky” it is then.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 16, 2020, 03:18:39 AM
No slowing down the rate of Njerpez scouts and occasional hunter.
Antti went to check the traps towards Reemi. 2 arctic foxes, one capercaillie across the 6 sites.
Bumped into Njerpez trapper? As he was armed with handaxe, knife and shovel. Disposed of him quickly. Got back to cabin and started tanning the catch. Sleep the night and go check traps further to west, towards Koivula. Nothing at first site, bumped into Njerpez hunter, he had hunting bow, hunting knife and woods man’s axe. Through the spruce mire to next pine mire section and 2nd site, Njerpez in the open, 200m ahead. This one was a warrior. Mail hauberk, lamellar leg armor, scimitar, round shield, knife and short bow. He hit Pahka, Pena the big dog by now is scarred and hard like a burl (pahka), Antti deemed name change was appropriate... to shoulder, before Antti hit the warrior’s arm, removing his ability to draw bow. He still managed to hit Pahka hard on the hind leg. Another scar to be, for the hound.
Check the traps, one fox. Nice. Turn back toward cabin and POW. Another Njerpez. This one was a logger, with woodsaxe and broad knife.

That’s now 24 Njerpez since Swidden, and it’s only early Winter month.
Need to pack some dried cuts and go on scouting for war camp in the region.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 18, 2020, 08:22:54 AM
Running traps lines, few foxes, more Njerpezes.
27th was a sleep when I met him, but he woke up to Grandmaster sneaking with -3% for winter clothes and weapons. Alert one!
The warrior equipped his mace and round shield. And he wore mail hauberk and leather shin guards. But a deft opening slash at his thigh got him running... he turned away, fatal mistake.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on May 18, 2020, 04:38:20 PM
Bul, in his 4th year, has completed the Bird Thief quest (First time any of my characters has done so!). Perhaps the site was easier to find with the ground covered by snow?

Another character, Kali, has taken to carting dead Njerp to a nearby mountaintop for the spirits to admire and his foes to be warned. There are presently 8 piles of human bones there.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 18, 2020, 09:35:46 PM
Mihku (on his 2nd year) distributes the fallen Njerpezes on across the mountain and hill tops.

Antti just leaves them where they fall. Funnily enough, haven't actively gone looking for any Njerpez and he has killed 31 of them Swidden-Winter month. Not counting the 4 killed by Pahka the big dog.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 18, 2020, 09:46:57 PM
And other trapping area..
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on May 19, 2020, 05:57:44 PM
Checking traplines again, blackgrouse at first site. The cunning glutton milling around 2nd site, but not taking bait. It's still limping from the previous meeting. But missed the shot.
It seems there's something going on around here, got a rush hour. 2 groups of traders and 2 njerpez ..
What are you doing at my swamp?? >:(

Pahka got the first kill, after Antti put an arrow to the archer's hip, 2nd to his chest. the large dog snapped the unconscious invader's neck with one swell shake.
2nd warrior, couple hundred meters to the north, tried to hide in the spruce mire, put did the mistake of checking what's going on with his scout partner. Only to be run over hail of arrows; hit elbow, knee... (just a scratch, he didn't even collapse) and 3rd through his neck.
Antti 32, Pahka 5.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: skyleaf on July 18, 2020, 08:39:52 AM
English is not my primary language, so there certainly will be tons of grammatical error :P
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Leafsky, a lost traveler from the far east, had a tough time surviving in this world.
In his first summer, he built a waterfront cabin.
In his first autumn, he learned not everyone in the world is friendly. All his belongings were looted by robbers when he tried to greet these people. He was beaten to unconscious, luckily, survived and still able to strive a living by using the fishing rod he left at his cabin.

He was then realised he had chosen a poor spot to build his house on his 1st winter. The water nearby would froze during winter and he can no longer fish near his cabin.
Due to his terrible physical attributes (low strength, low speed, 160cm lol), active hunting is nearly impossible for him. He cant help but get really frustrated after chasing elks in the region for several days and lost their tracks completely.
The stored smoked fish are not going to last this winter, he thought, and decided to travel back and forth between his cabin and the unfrozen sea to fish.

The first half winter was calm, he dried half of his catches every time he went to sea and enjoy the sound of fire cracking when he roasted another half.
When he get bored he often went to the nearest driikilais village in the north to see if anything he can help.
He helped them to build their sauna and do other chores, in return, one of the elders told him the tale of forest maid and he managed to met the lady several times. What a night.
Perhaps he was blessed by the spirits, he even managed to ambush a small elk behind a big rock when it is drinking water. Using the fur from his first prey, he made sufficient clothes to keep himself warm in the upcoming harsher weather. He was also surprised to found an elk frozen to death in an ice hole and this made him suddenly rich in food.
Luck cant last for ever, he thought, and he decided to take this opportunity to practice his hunting skill, and the targets are the seals inhabited near the unfrozen sea.
Most of the time he threw the javelin into the air, watching the seals dive in and out of the sea, sometimes got bitten in his butt.
It took him several weeks to actually hunt down a big and two small grey seals, tried him physically and mentally.
This is time to rest and chill, he through.

But he was wrong.

In the later half of the winter, he continue his daily routine: ski back and forth from cabin to the unfrozen sea, fishing, gather firewood.
It was until one day, on the usual route to the unfrozen sea, he discovered tons of weird footprint all over the snow.
Those footprints were parallel, disciplined, like the legion swept the area.
It was an army of wolfs. An army of wolfs hidden in the shadow of forest.
He was terrified because by no means he could win the fight with these killers face to face. Not a chance.
From that day, he decided to stay near his cabin, dig a hole from the ice to fish if really needed, completely avoid to mess around those beast.
He was scared.

One night, he was woke up by a strange feeling. A bloody smell in the cold air. He grabbed his trusty javelin, paying full attention to the environment.
Silence. Not even the sound of wind could be heard. In the darkest time of the night, he cant even see further than 2 meters.
Although he saw and heard nothing, he sensed death. His heart was beating too loud, he thought, whatever waiting him outside must have heard the pumping sound.
Second by second, time passes, moon began to shine on the shutter of the cabin. He saw something moving quickly.
Without thinking he threw the only weapon on his hand. The javelin flied straight into the dark and he regretted this stupid action, now he is unarmed and helpless. He sit behind the cabin door and hoping this would delay whatever outside intrude his cabin.
However, when the first light of sun finally shine on the ground, he found a dead lone wolf lying outside the window, a javelin stick on its' abdomen, teared a large opening and blood leaked all over the ground. The spirits must have helped him in that shoot.
He felt reborn.

Not letting his second life slipped away, he decided to do everything he could to survive from this large pack of killers. Information and preparation, that's all in his mind.
He cautiously go back to the site he discovered the footprints, observing the tracks: 1 big, 6 medium, 1 small. So there must be 7 wolfs left.
Being extremely careful, he follow the tracks and set up a big deadfall trap in the place he thought those wolfs would come back, baiting it with a cut of bird meat.
Retreating to his cabin, he chopped down every young tree he could find in the region, bringing all of the trunks inside the cabin.
He set up another big deadfall trap right in front of his door, baited it.
Then he change his sleeping pattern: Tracking and sleeping at daytime, stay alert and preparing javelin inside cabin at night.
Few days later, at daytime, he noticed the legion was migrating towards the direction of his cabin and he knew that, the war is coming.

But this time he is prepared.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: LoLotov on July 24, 2020, 11:11:50 AM
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I'm concerned for the health of my character. All one surprise fight with three robbers, except that shallow cut with the condition box next to it. 0km/h a quarter of the map from home will be problematic. Was knocked unconscious at ~60%, woke up at 72%, and kept fighting from an advantageous position. Killed all three AFTER waking up, so at 90%+ total fatigue.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Galgana on July 29, 2020, 05:58:47 AM
The last couple of messenger quests I received have sent me to vagabond villages with a single Driik resident. I initially thought that if I should meet one Driik then perhaps one-half of the population in town is Driik, but that wasn't true.

The messages exchanged between Boulderyclimb and Boulderland were: "The lake turned red" - "it is in the north"
From Passagesteep to Cloud wild: "The wind is raising" - "it is not ready yet"

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Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Tom H on August 06, 2020, 12:04:12 PM
My newest guy, who has been able to get nothing better than a harsh skin or fur from the few squirrels, hares, and birds he'd trapped, recently chased down a lynx. One arrow rendered it unconscious and then it was clubbed to death. I had a Companion who claimed he had moderate hideworking skills, so, I told him to skin and butcher it. He couldn't do any worse than me!

Anyway, he produced a SUPERIOR skin! I rested up for every step in the tanning process, stripped down, and used his assistance. In the end, I got a Superior lynx fur!

This guy, whom I play as an indentured servant who was marooned in the deep forest far from home when his new master died from a fire (Not all who wander), has had some fortunate occurrences.

In the first village he found, he was asked to supply branches for fires and got the '5 squirrels' reward. Then he found a drowned bear which he skinned. He got the meat and some harsh bear fur armor from the skin.

Soon after, he found a wounded adventurer whose reward was a hidden treasure on an island. Coincidentally, he'd just gotten the 'Punt' quest. Using that punt, he found the island, recovered the rich reward, and turned in the punt. And now he has that excellent Lynx fur.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Yooper on October 20, 2020, 01:41:01 PM
Just as winter is setting in a dog came and was eating the hare bones outside. I tried to rope the dog but it just growled and eventually ran away. The next day as I check my trap fence I find the dog in a pit trap and try to rope him once again. Still no luck, so eventually I'm forced to turn him into dog steaks. Just as I'm skinning the hide an arrow flies by, then another, then I see a man on the other side of my game fence shooting arrows at me. I leap the fence, he strikes with a knife, I counter blow with my axe and down he goes.

Now I have a nice new northern bow, arrows, and a hunting knife.

edit : And a corpse I'm not sure what to do with?
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: Gedeon on October 25, 2020, 02:08:31 PM
edit : And a corpse I'm not sure what to do with?

Just burn it.(drop some firewood on corpse and start a fire or push corpse on existing fire).
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: paulkorotoon on October 25, 2020, 03:40:37 PM
Noticed a goshawk that tried to kill a black grouse lately. It's the first time I saw a predator actually hunt.
Title: Re: What's Going On In Your Unreal World?
Post by: JP_Finn on October 29, 2020, 04:02:12 AM
Late Soil month. Most game, apart from elks and birds seem to be hiding. Got thousands of feathers, ~1,600 cuts of dried elk, some smoked elk, some more of meat from bears and deer.

Traded stack of winter arctic/fox hides for fine battlesword.
Only game in steady supply are Njerpez.

Went scouting earlier for hunting cabin location in Kaumo lands. Slow progress, over a month but fun to explore in the dead of winter. Left some elk drying there too. Killed the largest bull elk to memory. 354lbs meat weight. Might need to schedule it for after sowing rye and barley. As a side note, got so many Njerpez weapons and armor; wouldn’t need to hunt, trap or farm for maybe 6+ years. Maybe make a living as a “home guard”, for lack of borders.