Civ5 Intro Speeches for Glowfic Characters

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Civ5 Intro Speeches for Glowfic Characters

Postby Throne3d » Wed Jan 11, 2017 2:49 pm

So, as Thatwasademo and Faceless were talking in IRC about how Civilization V had intro speeches for the various leaders, and were both having difficulty writing one for Golden (Bella).

I tried writing a bit of one, using the Dido and Gandhi pages for inspiration – it's a bit short (I added a bit since posting it in IRC) but I wasn't sure what other filler to add, and it seems to forget the 'Cullen' part of her name but oh well.

Welcome, Empress Regnant Isabella, bringer of change. Your daughter, so swiftly taken from you, broke free from the shackles imposed upon her and called on you for aid. You rebuilt the hidden world, defeated those who dared trespass against you and yours, and started the steady march out of the shadows.

Swan, a name shared with the creature of such majesty – do you have what it takes to succeed, reach out of the depths and reveal yourselves to the public? Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?

Examples can be found at the end of each leader's page on the Wikia for Civ5 (list of leaders), under "Intro". (Example.)

If you have particular inspiration, why not write one for a character (a favorite or one of your own)?
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Re: Civ5 Intro Speeches for Glowfic Characters

Postby Thatwasademo » Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:02 pm

There's also the Civlization VI style, which is a little shorter (it's basically just the Call To Action from the second paragraph of Civ V's style, but fluffed out a little), but is always preceded by "From the first stirrings of life beneath water... to the great beasts of the Stone Age... to man taking his first upright steps, you have come far. Now begins your greatest quest: from this early cradle of civilization on towards the stars."

Examples of that style can be found from http://civ6.gamepedia.com/Leader, on each leader's page. (Example)
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Re: Civ5 Intro Speeches for Glowfic Characters

Postby Timepoof » Thu Jan 12, 2017 7:06 am

<333333 :D I look forward to reading more of these, this is super cool!
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Re: Civ5 Intro Speeches for Glowfic Characters

Postby Nemo » Fri Jan 13, 2017 9:57 pm

Hail, Serik Tanaikon. Powerful and feared, you were born heir to the only empire to span the world. Its achievements would reverberate through history for millennia. And you took what was yours. With you at the helm, the Ansati Empire will be reborn, to ascend to new heights of greatness and administrative complexity.

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Re: Civ5 Intro Speeches for Glowfic Characters

Postby Kappa » Fri Jan 13, 2017 10:06 pm

hahahahahahaha oh my god <3
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Re: Civ5 Intro Speeches for Glowfic Characters

Postby DanielH » Fri Jan 13, 2017 11:52 pm

That’s a really good one. It would be interesting if that were an actual thing: if you get this leader, then the game automatically ends. Although it would only be a good easter egg in a one-player game.

Love and loyalty, Empress Aelise Hirse. Concerned about the escalating damage done by wars, you resolved to save the world by any means necessary. Together with your… friend… Chelsa, you brought peace to the entire world and ensured that all the people would think well of both of you, and your Gift can ensure that neither of you die of old age. Although these achievements come at some rather high costs, they should greatly improve stability and happiness across the globe.

Empress Aelise, your people love and respect you and each other, and are happy to help their empire in any way possible. Can you build a great empire from the once-divided world? Can you ensure its continued functioning in all situations? Put another way: Can you build a civilization that will stand the test of time?
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