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15 January 2012 @ 10:37 pm
Feathergolde Isles: Introduction  

I started a BACC! Using the rules over at buildacity and after lots of townie-related hair-tearing, I finally got it started. So, here's the introduction post with the founding characters.

Esme Butterworth was a rich businessman's daughter who longed for a simpler world, free of corruption, greed and environmental disregard. People said that she was away with the fairies, that she was new to the world and stupid for trying to change a system which was unchangeable. So, she decided to leave. She put in an advertisement in the local paper seeking adventurous souls wishing to seek a better life for themselves and their descendants.

The first person to respond to the advert was Caolan Golde. Golde certainly would not be the most likely person to decide to take on an adventure. However, the red-haired, easily-burnt, pale, nature-fearing indoor person felt it was his only choice. As a Knowledge sim, he was always reading astronomy books and peering through his many telescopes, until one night, a mysterious woman appeared in his home, covered in strange markings and constantly exercising her curiously enthusiasm for all things worldly. She called herself Sybil and at first, Caolan tried to pass her off as his cousin from out of town. However, her constant prodding and questioning of his friends, her complete lack of physical similarities to him and her peculiar accent began to become very suspicious. So, he decided to leave, and take her away to a place where nobody would ask questions, where she could adapt to mundane life and live in an environment where she would not be hunted.

Next came Reuben Strauss. He had lived a lifestyle of wild parties and bulging contact books, but one day discovered that he wasn't so important anymore. He stopped being hired as a Professional Party Guest and people lost interest in his anecdotes which were fast running out. Realising that he could no longer support his party lifestyle with his quickly diminishing income, he decided to make a new life for himself.

Celandine O'Hara was a geographer studying at the local university. Her studies caused her to realise how terrible city life was, and how much better and healthier it would be to live in a place with no fumes or environmental destruction. Part of her just wanted to study the new landscape. She offered her knowledge and services to Esme, and took up the post of environmental adviser and documenter of the local landscape, flora and fauna.

The last adventurer to sign up to the project was Frey Almstedt. Frey was brought up by loving parents in a small home, expected to grow up, find a job, marry and lead a happy life. However, he felt restrained by these expectations placed upon him by doting parents. Instead, he decided to leave. On a whim, he saw Esme's advert and he decided to go and seek his fortunes, like in all the books he had read as a child. He is hoping to make a name for himself as a pioneer, and be remembered for years to come.

After sailing for days, they realised they were soon going to start running out of supplies, and decided to stop at the next island they found. In fact, they found two. After Celandine had confirmed that they were suitable places to live, the travellers landed and set to work starting their new home. They named their new residence the Feathergolde Isles, after their ambition to take wing and seek fortune.

I suppose all that's left to do now is begin!

murrealismmurrealism on January 15th, 2012 11:34 pm (UTC)
:D Caolan is super cute and cool. You must be so proud if him and his hat! Luck with you BACC.
eduieeduie on January 16th, 2012 12:03 am (UTC)
Oh thank you! I know I shouldn't have favourites, but... OMG CAOLAN + CELANDINE. I have a thing for ginger sims. I hope they get together. :X Their personalities seem compatible. ASDF I hope it happens.

I'm quite proud of how I managed to convey his person through his clothing, lol. Burnt face, hat and "The sun is trying to kill me." I shouldn't laugh at my own jokes.

FYI, Celandine also wears a hat most of the time.
murrealismmurrealism on January 16th, 2012 12:22 am (UTC)
Hats are cool. *nods* Also Gingers are cool.
Katekatee412 on January 16th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
I must admit I think I'm already in love with Caolan :) I'm looking forward to seeing how the settlers go in their new home!
eduieeduie on January 16th, 2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Hurray! Caolan is a cutie and he has a wonderful nose. Thanks for commenting. :)
dutchxfan on January 16th, 2012 07:38 am (UTC)
Cool! Nice start and good luck!
eduieeduie on January 16th, 2012 02:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :)
andlaniandlani on January 16th, 2012 03:45 pm (UTC)
What lovely sims you have in your game! I wish you luck in your BACC!
eduieeduie on January 16th, 2012 05:49 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much! :) I'm a bit worried they look too "Pooklet-y" since those are the face templates I use in my game. I did try to edit them as much as possible, but I find I'm never any good at creating unique sims! I prefer breeding them in-game.
andlaniandlani on January 16th, 2012 07:46 pm (UTC)
Don't worry they look unique - maybe because I like Pooklet's templates too. But I try to use all those sliders in bodyshop and then blend some templates then again use sliders etc. until I get something I like. Did you seen my asian sims in GoS Alternative Asia event (http://www.digitalperversion.net/gardenofshadows/index.php?topic=23698.msg589132#msg589132)? You could also see them in Almighty Hat's contribution.
At first I made Xio and then the rest of them are slightly changed versions of her.

I also like breeding them in game but then they start to be unique after several generations.
eduieeduie on January 16th, 2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
Those are gorgeous. I have trouble making sims which aren't Caucasian or (Southern) Asian. They just never look right. I guess it just takes practice. Sooner or later my favourite in-game bred sims will turn up on LJ or my simblr. :) I have to admit, my absolute favourite thing to do in the sims is breed them. :X
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eduieeduie on January 17th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Ohh thank you so much. :) I was a bit worried the story seemed generic, so I'm glad you like it! I just finished playing founder week 1. :O time for furious photoediting.
romyhorseromyhorse on January 18th, 2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
Love your settlers, especially Celandine! Can't wait to read how they get on.
eduieeduie on January 18th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I think Celandine is gorgeous. :) I've only got two more households to play in the first week! BACC is fun and addictive.

Edited at 2012-01-18 05:52 pm (UTC)
aija.aijux on January 18th, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous sims and fun bios, I can't wait to see how they all settle down and form relationships. :)
eduieeduie on January 18th, 2012 10:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :) The first two households have already been posted, with one and a half more already shot I hope you like them!.
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eduieeduie on January 22nd, 2012 01:42 am (UTC)
Thank you! I've just finished the first week, so I hope you like it. :) I've seen your posts in buildacity and keep meaning to read them because the preview pictures are so pretty, so I'm going to do that now I'm finished my first week. :O
thanks for commenting :)))