Saturday, September 13, 2014

Chapter 2: Danger Cake

     No longer feeling the pressure to find a way back home, Julian was finally able to relax and enjoy life with Jilly on Isla Paradiso.

     But of course for Julian, part of enjoying life was to continue his research. Though he no longer felt the pressure to discover the atomic differences between this world and the one they originated from, the question itself still fascinated him, and Julian continued to devote several hours a day into research and experiments on the local flora and mineral samples.

     In his experimentation, Julian discovered a way to create plant/crystal hybrids that were able to absorb particular moods he would project into them through interaction. The practical applications of this new process were limited, but his work caught the attention of the professional science world, and Julian found himself sought after by the local research facility. Unwilling to give up his freedom, he turned down all their offers of a permanent position, but he did agree to come in from time to time to correlate his data with them.

     Always a thrill seeker, Jillyan continued her work in undersea exploration, catching exotic fishes and collecting shells for profit. The constant threat of shark attacks in the course of her work were just the icing on her danger cake. Not from the lemon shark, of course, being a generally peaceful species only interested in tasty fishes and not so much into battles for undersea dominance.

     The great white shark, however, is a much more aggressive and fierce predator.

     Seeing Jilly as a competitor for the tasty fish he feeds on, the great white attacks!

Only to be shown who's boss. Jillyan comes out of the fight unbloodied, taking one of the shark's teeth as a trophy.

     "I got into a fight with a great white shark today," Jilly mentions casually over their dinner at the local cafe.

     "You...what?" Julian chokes.

     "I whupped his ass, too," Jilly continues, "I got one of his teeth. Devin, the guy at the consignment shop, said I could get over $2000 for it, but I decided to keep it for my collection."

     "Oh, I almost forgot...the city council heard about my shark fight, and the gave me a reward. A whole island. Not a big one or anything. But still, kinda cool, huh?"

     "Jill, you are the most amazing woman I've ever met."

     "The shark was a wimp. It was not that big of deal."

     "We've been here for awhile and we're pretty settled in, Julian. I think we're ready to start our family."

     "Our house doesn't even have a bedroom," Julian objects, "We should move into something bigger before we start having children."

     "Well, what about that island the town gave me? We can build ourselves a house big enough for us and our kids."

     "That sounds like an excellent plan."

     At Julian's insistence, they held off on having a baby until they had a house big enough for a family. The island the town gave to Jillyan turned out to be an ideal spot for building, and they had a three bedroom house ready to move in in no time.

The first guest to visit their new home was Meri Fairweather, the merman who helped them escape from the strange island they had landed on after their plane had crashed. He brought a friend along with him, one of the seaborn, named Mia Azul.

   When he'd brought Julian and Jill to this world, he told them he visited it frequently because of the clean waters and abundant sea life it boasted, but after only a few moments of observing the way he and Mia interacted, it was clear that there was a greater lure for him here than the ocean's bounty. Jill and Julian were not surprised when Meri announced that he would taking up permanent residence here.


     "Mmm, getting this hot tub was an awesome idea," Jill purrs as she leans back into the bubbling water, "I can't believed we managed in that tiny house for as long as we did."

     "It's not like we spent a lot of time there," Julian answers, lowering himself into the tub beside her.

 "Well, now we have all the space we need..." Jilly says, nudging her shoulder beneath his arm.

     "It's the perfect time for us to have a baby," Julian agrees to her unfinished sentence.


     The first generation is kind of breezing by. Since Jill & Julian got so much story in the end of the Brannon legacy, their legacy here is mostly them finally getting to settle down to a regular life together. And it's not all that exciting as a story, so I'm just presenting an overview of it until their kids start on their stories. I'm pretty excited for Gen 2, I love the roll (not revealed yet) and I have some ideas of what I'm going to do with them (though those ideas are evolving while I'm playing, so who knows, lol). 

     My tumblr followers know that my game is ahead of this chapter already. I was going to do the pregnancies and babies in this chapter, too, but I want to keep my chapters under 20 pics, so I'm splitting it up and will probably have another chapter soon. I am in the habit of posting gameplay pics on my tumblr everyday. A lot of it is out takes and scenery shots. Some of it has been spoilery, I guess, like seeing the babies already. But I won't be spoiling any serious plot stuff on the tumblr when the story does turn more towards actually having a plot. I don't consider the birth of babies to be all that spoilery, at least, not when it's fairly obvious the heir was planning on starting a family the way Jill and Julian have.

Just a reminder, you can check the Brannon RLC tag on my tumblr to keep up with the legacy out takes and such. The link is also on my side bar. And, check out the Rolls section of this blog for my generation rolls, obviously, along with my personal goals for the generation and notes on how that is progressing.

Oh, and the island Jill & Julian built their house on is actually the secret mermaid island you get if you befriend an NPC mermaid and they decide to show it to you. Jilly did have to fight a shark as one of the requirements to acquire a different island that they haven't built on yet. So I mixed up the different events in the story. Mia was an NPC mermaid. After she did her job of giving Jill the island, I moved her into her own house on an unoccupied island lot, and then moved Meri in with her from CAS. (I edited Mia in CAS to give her the custom skin and hair)



  1. They have definitely had a lifetime worth of story already. I like the easy going, but quick pace, until the kiddies come...

    1. Thanks! Yeah, I felt they already had enough drama in their lives,

  2. I was really scared that Jilly had broken a fingernail in that post shark attack pic...phew! XD

    1. It was close, but none of Jill's nails were harmed. =D

  3. I love the custom skin you have for Mia, it's gorgeous! It's nice to see Jilly & Julian able to settle down & be happy after all their adventures previously

    1. Those custom skins are awesome.I can't imagine mermaids without them, now.

  4. LOL that the town gave her an island for fighting a shark. (story, I know,) Still, it SO seems like something EA would have done. Yay! Baybeez! I'm really glad Jully are getting their chance to sit back and enjoy the ride. They've been through a lot to get to be able to do that.

    1. There's one island in IP that has a whole quest chain to unlock it, and fighting a shark is one of the requirements. I did want to do the whole stupid quest in the story, because it really is silly. But I couldn't resist throwing in the part where the town gives Jilly an island for fighting a shark.
      Jill & Julian really have been through a lot to be together, so I am glad I can just let them ride out their generation and have all the drama happen to future generations.

  5. They look like they're really enjoying their lives! I love how Jilly is showing off in the background---doing a handstand on the board, lol I'm glad the merfolk are sticking around, and yay for babies!! :D (I hope we get to see merbabies too! lol )

    1. Sorry for the late replies here! Jill and Julian are having a great time, and I'm happy they finally can just live happily.
      I hope to see merbabies, too. Mia and Meri got married recently, so hopefully SP will get going on a pregnancy,. IF SP doesn't, MC will, lol.

  6. Haha, an island for fighting a shark. I'd be happy to make it out with my life!

    I didn't realize that Meri would be coming around again! I like seeing him and Mia together.

    It's good that Jilly and Julian can settle down together. They must be tired of drama and complications.

    1. Me, too, man. I know I wouldn't want to be fighting sharks. Jilly also got away with a shark's tooth as a trophy.
      I couldn't resist putting Meri in the neighborhood/ I really like the way he looks. And as I just mentioned, I hope to see him and Mia make some pretty merbabies.