As the curtain falls on the Greatest Ambrosian civilization ever...



  • We here (Me anyway) at the Cythera board like to think of ourselves as having carved out a utopian niche here on the Ambrosia boards, with karmic abundance, quality chrons, and a rich cultural history that spans many years. Unfortunately, the lack of a sequel to our patron game, and it's growing obsolescence, are making our empire fade into history. Seeing the sad demise of Avara - and the destruction of it's own chronicles - makes me fear for us.

    We are part of a grand system which is collapsing into dust slowly, returning to entropy. Like the death of a proud oak, it will take time - but it is already underway. The failure of a Carbon Cythera port or a sequel has sounded the demise, and we can but hope for Glenn Andreas to bring about a renaissance with a new game.

    But, even if our doom is inevitable, let us not be forgotten!
    We shall commission an Epic Chronicle of our civilization, and make sure that history can never forget what we had done here. We may as members have long moved on, but the Epic History of Cythera will live on, proclaiming the grandeur and superiority of the Cythera web board for all time!

    This work, which I believe should be titled 'The History Rise and Fall of the Cytherian Civilization', would, by the recommendation of Ferazel, be divided into seven volumes.

    This is my recommendation for their contents:
    Volume 1: Prehistory of Cythera
    Volume 2: The Lost History (Covering the posts lost in the forum purge)
    Volume 3: The Rise of Slayer
    Volume 4: The Team Stories
    Volume 5: The Chronicles
    Volume 6: The Late Cacheian Era (Covering the more serious nature of fictional works in general after the emergence of cache22)
    Volume 7: The Decline of the Cytherian Civilization

    I'll try to post more detailed contents for each volume as things improve. Hopefully this will work better than the Chron Wars idea from last month.

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  • :eek:

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  • Board: "But I'm not dead yet!"

    Bryce: "You will be soon enough."

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  • We won't...we can't...no. Not yet.

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  • You know, just to spite Bryce, we all should become really active again. ;)

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  • It doesn't hurt nearly as much to write your autobiography too early, than it does to never write it all all because you waited too long.

    In other words, if we wait until the board is actually dead, there will be no one there to write it's eulogy.

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  • But you can't exactly write the complete story of something that hasn't ended yet.

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  • Quote

    Originally posted by Avatara:
    **But you can't exactly write the complete story of something that hasn't ended yet.

    **

    Not a complete one, but in this case, a good deal of it.

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  • You can always add to it, but most of the work wlll be done.

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  • If you start an eulogy and don't finish it, people will think the board is dying because no-one completed it. :p

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    Originally posted by iKaterei:
    **If you start an eulogy and don't finish it, people will think the board is dying because no-one completed it.:p

    **

    But if it's completed, then it will have ended!

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    Originally posted by Bryce:
    **It doesn't hurt nearly as much to write your autobiography too early, than it does to never write it all all because you waited too long.

    **

    Autobiography is one thing, obituary is quite another. Besides, as things go this board isn't exactly the oldest. For an example, see (url="http://"http://www.marathon.org/forums")www.marathon.org/forums(/url) .

    Az

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  • Well, it sounds like a good idea to me. I've always liked this board and its inhabitants, not to mention the actual game.

    Can I have a footnote? :D

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  • I think this is a good idea. It not an eulogy, merely a history of the Cytheran boards. many countries today have history books of themselves and they aren't dead. The Cythera Web Board will merely have its own history book. If you notice Bryce labels Volume 7 as "The Decline of the Cytherian Civilization", which means it can still live on after that.

    I love Cythera, it's one of my favorite games. I hope one day that it may arise from its ashes and reclaim its former glory. But that day may be a long way off, so we must keep the faith and hope that with our perseverance and continually showing our suppport for Cythera someone will revive this long forgotten game.

    And yes, posting much more actively sounds fun to me.

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  • Well, I would hope to write "Volume 6: The Late Cacheian Era (Covering the more serious nature of fictional works in general after the emergence of cache22)" as that is where most of my board knowledge lies, as I entered the board about a year ago in one of the Team Stories at that time. Concerning myself, and perhaps Dusk, I would devote a chapter to the "later influences upon the board."

    And they are right... It doesn't have to be a eulogy, but rather a history. After all, we could later perhaps write "Volume 8: The Rise of the Cytherian Renaissance" if that scenario arose.

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  • If we can't keep a TS going, how do we intend to get this done?

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  • I come in near the beginning of Volume 4. :)

    Ody has a point, it'll take a lot of dedication from the writers to get this done.

    And perhaps we should call Volume 7 "The End of the Pax Cytheria," or the end of the golden ages or something. That way, if the boards do make a comeback, its easier to name future volumes. (like "The Second Golden Age") It also doesn't sound so futile. Would you rather join a board that's dying or one that just ended a notable point in history?

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  • It is not dedication that I need to finish my chronicle, I have that. I NEED inspiration. It lacks...oh, it lacks. (My chron, not this idea.)

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    Originally posted by Bryce:
    **Volume 2: The Lost History (Covering the posts lost in the forum purge)
    Volume 3: The Rise of Slayer

    **

    I was around in those days, but I fled to the lands of Ferazel. :p

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    (This message has been edited by Ice (edited 03-31-2003).)



  • Well, here's my 1000th post. I'd rather it not be on one of the cypher topics, but here...

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