Epilogue - 017

Epilogue - 017

Turns since TBfGK: 3

Transylvito was a city that looked like you didn't want to mess with it. That's what Vinny loved about it. Even though he'd popped way out in Duckula, and it was 200 turns before he'd ever seen his capital, this city was home. The black walls, marble columns and iron towers reached right up out of the black-streaked granite of the imposing Mount Mofo. Everywhere you looked, there was something sharp, something hard, something that could croak you. Just beautiful.

The stack swept in from the south, hugging the mountaintop and approaching the city along the old aqueduct trail. Non-fliers could only reach the city by this trail, and the move penalty was murder. Low-move units (like, say, most siege engines) might need three or even four turns just to climb the mountain. The capital had not been seriously assaulted by ground in thousands of turns.

So the defenses were mainly towers, oriented for airspace fights. The outer walls were almost ornamental, and would barely inconvenience an attacking infantry, a fact which technically made the city a Level 4. But the garrison zone was bigger and taller than some whole Level Fives, with their walls and all.

Besides Warlords, Casters, Doombats and a few Men, the city was mainly defended by Dolls, Molls, Guard Goyles and Skanks. The Dolls and Molls were animated mannequins and statues, used as much for decoration as defense. The Goyles were flying infantry units with some natural casting abilities, like Archons. And like Archons, they were nearly all female. The Skanks were simply elite, knight-class Goyles.

As they crossed into the city's airspace, an honor guard of Skanks rose up to greet them, in full warpaint and body glitter. They wore little black dresses, cut low in the back to reveal their distinctive antler emblems. Crying "woo!" and "partay!" they swarmed the stack in twos and threes, putting glowing necklaces around the warlords' necks, and offering small cups of flavored gelatin without even using their hands.

With two of them clinging to Vinny's arms, declaring him "so hot" and themselves "so wasted," he suddenly thought about how close he'd come to never seeing this place again. To his surprise, he started getting a little choked up about it.

But then, he glanced back at Zamussels. Both her blades were drawn, and spattered with glowing necklace goo. She was using them to hold two confused Skanks at bay. She met his gaze, and if looks were battle-axes, she would have just split his face.

He laughed, grinned at her, and held up a red cup full of cool, flavored wine.

"'S good ta come home!" he shouted. The Skanks wooed again.

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atteSmythe wrote:
New York dialect, thick and exaggerated/lampooned. See especially the last bullet point under "Vowels"


Precisely. Think of it as the exaggerated dialect of a Jersey mobster.
Meh, either way it's heavily italiano influence.
Yeah, I've always thought "goyle" was of the stereotypical "Italian immigrant in New York" mobster accent.
alright please tell me the scots and the aussie's get a side as some point

don't tell me you guys don't want steve irwins and crocodile dundee's. not to mention all the easy to make fun of aussie actors flooding hollowood. what was the name of that war movie a while back that was all american patriotism and starred two aussies in the lead roles? mel gibson and heath ledger were the actors clearly not my kind of movie but the irony isn't lost on me.

i'm sure you can get aussies to help with the accents. it's supposed to be the hardest accent to do
moose o death wrote:
alright please tell me the scots and the aussie's get a side as some point

don't tell me you guys don't want steve irwins and crocodile dundee's. not to mention all the easy to make fun of aussie actors flooding hollowood. what was the name of that war movie a while back that was all american patriotism and starred two aussies in the lead roles? mel gibson and heath ledger were the actors clearly not my kind of movie but the irony isn't lost on me.

i'm sure you can get aussies to help with the accents. it's supposed to be the hardest accent to do


An early shot of the magic kingdom feature a fellow in what appeared to be a Mexican wrestling mask, so its' possible that there's quite a bit of variety in that regard on Erf. Of course, neither Jersey nor Oz nor Mexico mean anything to Erfworlders themselves... Of course, maybe there's a "Bensonhoist" or a "Joisey" in Erf.
the aussie side writes itself though. you've got erwin and dandy as warlords, dandy has a huge sword...bigger than jillians of course or else the eventual joke can't work. erwin commands a stack of cwockodils, you've got crow as the thinkamancer who throws his phone at whoevers closest when he's mad. their units are typically all the dangerous spidews and weptiles everyone is apparantly afraid of down here. i spent 5 minutes thinking this stuff up.

i'm sure the land of OZ could make an appearance very easily..unless i just ruined it by talking about it.
Not to be chauvinistic, MoD, but anything past Erwin is already too obscure for most of us ugly Amewicans.
DevilDan wrote:
Not to be chauvinistic, MoD, but anything past Erwin is already too obscure for most of us ugly Amewicans.


Oh come on, Crocodile Dundee isn't obscure!

moose o death wrote:
the aussie side writes itself though. you've got erwin and dandy as warlords, dandy has a huge sword...bigger than jillians of course or else the eventual joke can't work. erwin commands a stack of cwockodils, you've got crow as the thinkamancer who throws his phone at whoevers closest when he's mad. their units are typically all the dangerous spidews and weptiles everyone is apparantly afraid of down here.


Don't forget, they're all poisonous. And Dandy's Kangawoos are archer units.
Anton Gaist wrote:
DevilDan wrote:
Not to be chauvinistic, MoD, but anything past Erwin is already too obscure for most of us ugly Amewicans.


Oh come on, Crocodile Dundee isn't obscure!

moose o death wrote:
the aussie side writes itself though. you've got erwin and dandy as warlords, dandy has a huge sword...bigger than jillians of course or else the eventual joke can't work. erwin commands a stack of cwockodils, you've got crow as the thinkamancer who throws his phone at whoevers closest when he's mad. their units are typically all the dangerous spidews and weptiles everyone is apparantly afraid of down here.


Don't forget, they're all poisonous. And Dandy's Kangawoos are archer units.


hell most of that was based on the stereotypes from a simpsons episode.

which apparantly groening apologises for everytime he visits. he thinks we hate him for some reason.

further idea that occured later, a caster called bingle who says boop every second word. "where the boopin boop are ya" wears a bikini.
the royal dame edna which looks kind of like a guy dressed as an ugly woman and wears big glasses.

unfortunately devildan has a point most americans can't tell the difference between an aussie, a south african, a kiwi or a pom. xbox live proves that beyond a doubt. if they heard guy pearce, russel crowe, hugh laurrie, peter jackson, mel gibson, all having a conversation they'd never pick who was from where. they'd just blanket all as from one place (oz,kiwi,pom, kiwi, oz) so there may be a point
moose o death wrote:
unfortunately devildan has a point most americans can't tell the difference between an aussie, a south african, a kiwi or a pom. xbox live proves that beyond a doubt. if they heard guy pearce, russel crowe, hugh laurrie, peter jackson, mel gibson, all having a conversation they'd never pick who was from where. they'd just blanket all as from one place (oz,kiwi,pom, kiwi, oz) so there may be a point
Case in point, I had to look up what you meant by both Kiwi and Pom, (I was initially thinking about fruit) However, once again thanks to wikipedia, I am marginally enlightened about another culture on the other side of the world!

I could probably (on a good day) decipher between a British accent and an Australian that's about it and I'd probably fail to recognize differences in a lot of key words.

Not to mention that I was surprised to learn that Hugh Laurie was not from the US because he does an American accent so dang well! After I learned the difference I started hearing where he (occasionally) would slip up.

Course I'd submit that a good deal of other countries have confused US and Canadian Accents ;)
Heck, North and South US is more distinct than US and Canada, at least to my ears.

Anyway, I would love to see some Aussies and Scots, in Erf.