50 Words of Winter


  • Dear players,


    There's snow. But where does the icy weather come from? Why does it snow, and what will happen? Marcus, Wren, and the chieftain have open questions on their minds. The adventurer, however, knows some remarkable stories. A man of few words, he shares his tale in 50 words or less.


    Quote from Adventurer

    Winter might come as a surprise, but I have experienced snow before. One time, I trekked with :elephant: over mountains. I couldn't see much due to a snowstorm, and then one of the big animals triggered an avalanche. The mountains turned out to be just hills, and we all survived.

    Now it's your turn to slip into the role of the adventurer and tell a winter story.


    Criteria

    1. Limit your story to 50 words or less :!:
    2. Your story must have a beginning, a middle, and an end.
    3. Use at least one of the troop smilies (which counts as a word).
    4. Post the story as a reply to this thread.
    5. You can post up to three stories in separate posts.

    Here's a link to a website that will help you count the words: WordCounter - Count Words & Correct Writing


    Copying a story someone else already posted is, of course, not allowed. But if you want to continue or reference one, feel free to do so.


    Rewards


    To have a chance of winning, you need to follow the five criteria mentioned above.

    • 1x 50 Gold voucher for the internal jury's favorite story.
    • 1x 50 Gold voucher for the participant who posted the story with the most reactions :thumbup:<3
    • We will raffle out 1x extra adventure among all entries.

    If we hit more than 50 stories, we'll add some extra prizes!


    Since the snow will last for a while, you can participate within the first two months of snow: from 1st December 2021 to 31st January 2022. Don't worry; the snow will last longer – at least in Travian Kingdoms.


    Happy writing and reading!


    :chieftain-gauls::birds-of-prey::war-elephant::elephant::senator:

  • Little :scout: went downstairs to look what Santa had given him for Christmass. He found out he had gotten 50 free gold in his account to spend on anything he wanted. Little :scout: spend it gambling on the cardgame, because he was just 10 and couldn't gamble anywhere else.

  • December 52 BC, our loyal :legionnaire: stood aghast at the command. "Second wall?!"

    In the deep of winter we would be camped between the pallisade and our new wall.

    We have to find food in the cranny outside of the moat. And soon.

    Or wouldn't survive the siege of Alesia

    --- --- ---


    Battle of Alesia - Wikipedia

    Where Julius Caesar :senator: made up entirely new war stratagies on the go. He has his famous legions built a second wall to defend themselves against incoming gaul reinforcements. All while laying siege to Alesia. At Alesia the famous Vercingetorix  :chieftain-gauls: was defeated by Rome

  • December 52 BC, our loyal :legionnaire: stood aghast at the command. "Second wall?!"

    In the deep of winter we would be camped between the pallisade and our new wall.

    We have to find food in the cranny outside of the moat. And soon.

    Or wouldn't survive the siege of Alesia

    While our :battering-ram: were beating the gauls' palisade gates,

    our :imperian: got their spirits lifted by our good :senator:

    This is Rome we preclamaimed, we shall not fear.

    Here is to you :chieftain-gauls:

    Veni, Vidi, Vici

  • December 52 BC, our loyal :legionnaire: stood aghast at the command. "Second wall?!"

    In the deep of winter we would be camped between the pallisade and our new wall.

    We have to find food in the cranny outside of the moat. And soon.

    Or wouldn't survive the siege of Alesia


    While our :battering-ram: were beating the gauls' palisade gates,

    our :imperian: got their spirits lifted by our good :senator:

    This is Rome we preclamaimed, we shall not fear.

    Here is to you :chieftain-gauls:

    Veni, Vidi, Vici

    However it is still December.

    With :chieftain-gauls: now defeated, our :senator: has no wishes of ill will between :phalanx: and :praetorian: .

    So we invited all our friends, even the :clubswinger: .

    "He has a brewery you know"

    Together we threw the best party in the town hall, as friends.

    --- --- ---


    End of 3 part story

  • Quote from Adventurer

    When your mother was expectant, she complained about hot weather. I saddled my :pathfinder: and travelled across the lands to ask the mighty :natarian-emperor: for help. He prayed to the old gods. They heard him and hence snow was created. Every year, it snows just for you and your mother.

  • An :imperian: army led by a :senator: was sent to capture a village beyond snowy mountains.

    A cheerful legion was suddenly interrupted by an :elephant: and a great battle started. The army fought bravely and heroes have fallen.

    In the end, the army was victorious and captured the village.

  • In the battle that took 3 days, :imperian: army fought bravely against the enemy. Many heroes have perished emperor Julian and his soon Vallens. When another son saw what happened, he took control of :imperian: and went for the last stand against the mighty :elephant: , and killed it himself.

  • Winter came to calm our souls. In its vastness the white fairy appeared, the one that appears every ten years. For it to provide you have to do what it says. Thus, the :druidrider: reached the petrified forest as she indicates. And they followed his invisible steps to receive the golden offering.

  • It was winter. We had gaul-falling into a new land of Travians. There were houses and fields and little people rushing to join the communal baths. There were a hoard of quests to chase down and gifts to collect while looking for elves and :tiger: . Then the cold woke me.

  • It is snowing


    The wind is blowing


    ...

    That's lovely but 1 word too much. Maybe delete the word elephant in the last row.

    Winter came to calm our souls. In its vastness the white fairy appeared, the one that appears every ten years. For it to provide you have to do what it says. Thus, the :druidrider: reached the petrified forest as she indicates. And they followed his invisible steps to receive the golden offering.

    Lovely story! But 2 words too many, please try to shorten it.

    It was winter. We had wondered into a new land of Travians. There were houses and fields and little people rushing to join the communal baths. There were a hoard of quests to chase down and gifts to collect while looking for elves and cats. Then the cold woke me.

    Nice one! But you forgot to use a troop emoji. Maybe exchange cats with :tiger: ?



    @all: It's such a pleasure to read your winter stories! Keep them coming <3

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  • The :settler-teutons: 's trudged along the snowy winding trail led by the noble :chief-teuton: with his mighty :teutonic-knight: to take back the land that the :settler-gauls:'s took away from them in the spring.

    They would not be expected in the dead of winter, so an easy victory the :chief-teuton: thought!

  • 216 BC, Hannibal looks at the roman army. More than 80000 troops :legionnaire: :praetorian: :imperian:  :equites-imperatoris: stands between him and eternal glory. One :chieftain-gauls: called Gisco whispers : Wow what an imense army! Hannibal looks at him and replies: “and yet they dont have one man among them called Gisco!