Epilogue - 015

Epilogue - 015

Turns since TBfGK: 2

There were horned sheep in the mountain hex where they stopped and waited for turn's end. Two of them did not last very long. The Transylvitians released their bats on one, which covered it like a fluttering leather trenchcoat and drank it dry. It bleated and honked its horns in pitiful agony, and fell silent.

Then the warlords themselves did something very similar to the other one.

Jillian could have hunted one down herself, but they left her a good meaty haunch to roast. After a moment's consideration, she took it, split it, and wedged it between two shale slabs at the edge of her campfire. She set her gwiffons on the remaining carcass, to suck the marrow and absorb the hooves and horns. It added one more day her provisions would last.

The Doombats also got to scrounge from the field, as the warlords then let them loose to chip and scree through the night, scouring the hex of bugs. One benefit of traveling with Transylvitians was sleeping in the field without getting bitten by mosquitoes. One drawback was that it occasionally rained something that wasn't weather.

Her companions/captors were in the mood to sing, after the meal. Without instruments, the four of them performed a broad repertoire of complex and harmonic traditional folk songs, with titles such as "Little Darlin'" and "Sh-Boom," and "Come and Go With Me." Curled up in her bedroll by a dwindling campfire, Jillian drifted off to sleep to a gentle ballad they called "Erf Angel."

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Well, now I know something new about horns and hooves.
it's still fun to poke fun at naive vegetarians. no matter what animal parts it is.
moose o death wrote:
it's still fun to poke fun at naive vegetarians. no matter what animal parts it is.


Now that's just mean. And I'm not just saying it cos I didn't think about it first, not at all.

...

So maybe I am, sue me.

*runs off to find a vege*
Anton Gaist wrote:

Now that's just mean. And I'm not just saying it cos I didn't think about it first, not at all.
...
So maybe I am, sue me.

*runs off to find a vege*

Go for the younger ones, telling them they shouldn't be roasting marshmallows with the other kids
because they are made from dead animal skins looks particularly vicious.
i prefer the teens to adults who claim to be vege's. extra points if they've just eaten something then you tell them where gelatine comes from.

it's there own fault for trying to convert me.
Bakin wrote:
Yes, those are the original artists, but made much later, in the 80's or such - I used Related + new searches on youtube to find the original recordings; try it! :D:)


I had to make the extremely difficult choice between the relatively bad quality of a recording of young singers and stock pictures, and the better quality audio AND video of older singers. I feel I made the right choice FOR ME, but eh. You're the only one who's com (*cough*-plained*cough*) -mented about it so far. :)
A totally senseless and useless update.
WarFAN wrote:
A totally senseless and useless update.


Yes, but that's what I understood these to be. Everyday Erflife with only minor hints of
action or plot. Anything important is saved for book 2. Here we get info on how units
behave, eat, think and such. Gives a feeling on how the world works.

It's clear from this last one that Jillian could survive in the wilderness with minimal
upkeep if she let her gwiffons fend for themselves (and with the huge move they
have they ought to find something).
the_tick_rules wrote:
Horned sheep, man that pun is pushing the limits.

It's not so much a pun. Horns - the musical kind - are called that for a reason.
The hunter-gatherer approach would be how nomadic barbarians (as opposed to farmer ones?) survive.