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    29 KB Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:24 No.18913499  
    In short, I create a game with a pseudo-african setting, but I have no idea were to begin. Advice will make you my bro for life. Dumping pics for inspiration. btw by african, I mean the whole continent.
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:25 No.18913514
    Ask them if they speak-a your language, and maybe they'll give you a-

    Wait, wrong continent.
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:26 No.18913527
    We've got at least one or two threads on this over on sup/tg/. I recommend finding yourself a good history book or two on the continent and digging in. Maybe get a more specific history book for a country/region if one in particular interests you.

    Also, consider reading "King Leopold's Ghost" to find your BBEG, because Leopold II of Belgium is one of the closest things the world's had to a supervillain.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:26 No.18913529
    There's a game/setting called Nyambe which ostensibly does this.

    I do not know how good or bad it is first-hand.

    Start looking at some anthropology/history, I guess!
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:27 No.18913540
    Have your players roll to see if they roll to see if they can hear the Rains down in Africa
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:28 No.18913558
    Look up Mali, Songhai, Nubia, Egypt, and Carthage.

    Which part of Africa are you trying to emulate?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:30 No.18913579
    Ask your players if they die will you get word that they're gone, possibly overheard in passing conversation
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    The whole continent from 3000 b.c. to 1800AD
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:30 No.18913585

    ...in one civilization? Africa was not homogenous.
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    Ancient Egyptian Laser Beams!
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    I wasn't clear, I mean many civilizations, but covering as many as possible.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:33 No.18913615
    My mind typically goes to West Africa shortly before the Atlantic European slave-trade gets big, mixed in with half-baked things I might have read about the Bantu expansion, such as the ancient stone fortresses in the Congo and their use of iron tools.

    So I picture villages of yam farmers with indentured servants, tribal/clan social structures, iron weapons, and colorful cloth robe/toga things; with stone fortresses/castles uses by nobles/the king and his armies for good measure.

    Also I now picture Game of Thrones, but with Mansa Musa instead of the Lannisters as the incredibly rich noble and the Starks are now North Africans warning about the Europeans across the Mediterranean.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:33 No.18913616
    So 5000 years of history in an area that is one fifth of the Earth's land surface.
    Well, at least you aim high.
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:36 No.18913645
    So the Tuareg are the Wildlings and the Europeans are the Others?

    I guess that makes the Berbers the Targaryen?
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    He who dares wins.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:37 No.18913657
    look into ancient Nubia.
    They even captured egypt at some point
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:37 No.18913662
    Just grab rome, put it in a desert, throw in some instability, change the neighbors.

    No one will know the difference.
    That is if you're going for fantasy.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:38 No.18913665
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:39 No.18913674
    Secondary literature discussing Ibn Battuta suggested the West African Muslim states (Mali for him) were rather...not egalitarian. He got really mad at how the king only spoke to some sort of vizier who conveyed his words to his subjects, and that he got a paltry ass gift/banquet for visiting (some oatmeal and a banana) when it's usually the norm to be hospitable and such.

    I'm going to assume Ibn Khaldun's general dichotomy of the sedentary (Hierarchical) and nomadic/semi-nomadic (Egalitarian) was true in Africa, but I have to say while I don't want to buy into anti-african propaganda it sure as hell seems like the sub-saharan royalties were extremely despotic and imperial courtly intrigue (like the byzantines or sassanids) rather than a more egalitarian nobility atmosphere like with Afghans/Bedouin Arabs/Germanics.


    Kingdom of Kush. Seems like the Nubians were fairly "Barbarians who can't do much but raid and pillage", but that Kush was a serious and viable threat. They conquered around 700-600 BC, and brought an army to fight with the Jews against the Assyrians.

    Apparently the Kush were really big equestrians, too. Chariot and/or horse, really liked their horses and were known for good quality horses.
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:39 No.18913681

    Most people don't know shit about African civs. The effort OP takes on will be lost on his/her party.
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:41 No.18913692
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:42 No.18913701
    documentaries! yay!
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:43 No.18913724
    Just go Carthaginian and Egytianat first, then add Ethiopia, Mali, Songhai and a couple of Zulu empires, and you're ready to go.

    Use Romans and Greeks as evil invaders from the other side of the sea if you want.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:44 No.18913732
    Not that you could really tell the difference between the two at a glance. Egyptians were black as hell. Their name for their home even meant "The Black Land".
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:45 No.18913742
    There is an amazing Hellboy story called "Makoma" that goes into African folk mythology and African heroic tales. That might help you if you're going for a more fantastic sort of Africa.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:47 No.18913752
    You could also look up the legend of Prester John, a legend of an ancient Christian kingdom that migrated from Mongolia to Ethiopia over the centuries:

    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:47 No.18913757
    Lack of beasts of burden or good mount animals, but there are these in South Africa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nguni_cattle as well as goats, so I suppose there are still pastoralists; it's not all just yam farmers and wild game hunters. I can't believe my knowledge of such a large landmass is so tentative that I had to look up to see if they had any cattle before European colonization (not because cattle couldn't be transferred by people during antiquity, but because of the tsetse fly that prevented horses from spreading further into Africa, for instance).
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:47 No.18913759
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    hmm...needs something extra...
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    I was thinking the zulus could sorta be like barbarians of the setting. How does one incorporate mythology into the setting without making broken ass monsters and magic?
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    Would it be stupid to allow some normal animals like lions, rhinos, and giraffes to be used as familiars or mounts?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:50 No.18913796
    african magic is often either done by gods or evil witches (correct me if I am wrong, PLEASE!) and is rather shamanistic and subtle in nature
    I think...?
    The best thing you can do is study african mythology. which I have tried, but internet sources are scarce as sober irishmen and I can't find any books in town
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:53 No.18913831
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    From what a Ghanian friend told me it's mostly based on rituals and charms done exactly right. One mistake and the whole spell could fuck up your shit
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:53 No.18913834

    Rhinos yes. Lions or Giraffes might be a bit weird.


    Siglas, proto-voodoo, standard magic.

    Wizards in no mythology I can think of offhand really tossed around D&D style spells.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:54 No.18913837

    Mali, rich with gold and connected to the Islamic empires by the Sahel, sure. But what about the rest of Subsaharan Africa? What about the Savannah, South Africa? I picture Zulus and other bold sons of the Bantu, pastoralists with cattle as their sign of wealth and with plenty of game to hunt as well. Surely their cultures weren't as...Egyptian in their stratification?

    Also, the Conan of Africa would be Masai. Mountain-dwelling (or at least originating from in myth) pastoralist badasses. Am I the only one who thinks this?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:54 No.18913838
    it's fantasy after all
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)20:56 No.18913854
    pygmy halflings and exo-skeletal dwarves!
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    sword of the thundergoat?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:00 No.18913899
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:01 No.18913913
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    Anansi, an ashanti trickster god. He's a dick with a heart of decent.
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    found any help, OP?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:07 No.18913983
    >every village/town has its 'evil forest'
    >malformed children, twins and people dying from horrible diseases are abandoned here
    >those sentenced to death or who died from suicide are tied to a tree and left there
    >a 'palace' can be nothing more than a large hut where the chief or king lives but it simply more heavily decorated and guarded than other homes
    >natural formations and landmarks that nobody can explain but supposedly have magical properties
    >witch doctors use fetishes and charms to cast spells
    >every village has a section placed away from the rest where people born to dedicate themselves to the gods are born
    >these people never cut their hair as a mark of shame and are shunned by others
    >when it comes to sacrifices, they are picked first
    >albinos have magical properties, may be persecuted or revered depending on the community
    >you can sometimes hear a baby crying in the forests, usually a trap set up by a demon child and its witch mother
    >palm wine
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    Pretty ok, I'd say
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    Dude. That sounds pretty metal.
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    Nyambe is a lot of fun. http://www.atlas-games.com/nyambe/
    Rhino Calvary? Humm... I like the cut of your jib.

    OP, you need to narrow it down a bit. Africa is 56 countries that cover an area that you could fit North America, Europe and pieces of Asia into. Some of the tribes there have oral histories that are older the the Roman Empire. Pick a country and research it...

    Oh and don't forget ancient ruins and what not...
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:19 No.18914116
    Rational, genuinely fascinated discussion of the continent of Africa on 4chan? --/tg/
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    Don't jinx it!
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:29 No.18914208

    I always liked Anansi more than most other trickster gods. Sure, he has his fun, but at the end of the day he doesn't really mean anyone any harm and might actually help you out. Or at least teach you a damn good lesson.
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    The Yumboes are fairies that livebeneath the Paps hills, they come out at night to dance under the moonlight. They feast on large table served by partially invisible servants, only the hands and feet of these servant can be seen.

    Yumboes are described as two feet tall translucent skin, white/silver hair, they eat the food that they steal from humans but also catch their own food themselves. Another name for them is Bakhna Rakna meaning good people as they are extremley friendly and often invite natives and foreigners to their feasts.
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    I like this place.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:31 No.18914232
    what is this horrifying piece of shit
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    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:34 No.18914256
    A giant crab dragon. They eat elephants according to myth.
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    The Aziza are a beneficent fairy race from Dahomey. Living in the forest, they provide good magic for hunters although they can be quite shy at time. They are also known to have given practical and spiritual knowledge to people (including knowledge of the use of fire). They are described as little hairy people and are said to live in anthills and silk-cotton trees.
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    This is slightly off-topic. But I must say that /tg/ is one of the best boards on 4chan. Damning with faint praise I know, but I just did a quick search for any obvious racial slurs and I found none.

    Despite how great you may have felt this board may have been at one time, I wish to tell you all that it still is.
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    The Abatwa a race of very small tiny fairies ride on ants and live amongst them. They were born when the nature spirit Vash’Nok cried and his tears fell to the earth. The tears burst and formed into this diminutive little people.
    The Abatwa are very shy seclusive and can only be seen by children, pregant women and magic prationers.
    The Abatwa are highly skilled hunters and warriors, they wield poisionous darts and arrows to protect themselves because of their size and if you were to step on one it could be a possible death sentence for you. Zulu myth.
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    The Wokulo are 3ft tall Dwarves who are vary hairy and have large heads and very annoying. However to most, the Wokulo are invisible and tend to steal food. They have a keen sense of alertness, are strong enough to defeat powerful wrestlers in a fight and are difficult to track. They also have the unique ability to see through walls and trees. Mali myth.
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    Dhegdheer, also known as Lady Dhegdheer is a very famous character in Somali oral history. Her name, Dhegdheer means ‘the one with the long ear’. She had long ears that enhance her hearing enabling her to hear sounds from far away. When Dhegdheer sleeps, she folds her long ears.
    Dhegdheer is known to eat children who move about at night. Somali myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:40 No.18914326
    To be fair, somebody above DID try to start an "Egyptians were black" argument, but it was expertly deflected.
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    Eloko (pl, Biloko) is a term in a Mongo-Nkundo language referring to a kind of dwarf-like creature that lives in the forests. They are believed to be the spirits of ancestors of the people living there. Legend has it that they haunt the forest because they have some grudge to settle with the living and are generally quite vicious. Biloko live in the densest and darkest part of the rain forest in central Zaire, jealously and ferociously guarding their treasures: the game and the rare fruits of the forest. Only intrepid hunters are said to enter the deepest forest and survive, because in order to be successful, hunters have to possess strong magic, without which they would never see any game at all. There are many tales about wives who insist upon joining their husbands in the forest only to faint as soon as they see their first Eloko. The Biloko live in hollow trees and are dressed only in leaves. They have no hair; only grass grows on their bodies; they have piercing eyes, snouts with mouths that can be opened wide enough to admit a human body, alive or dead, and long, sharp claws of which they rub their large potbellies to cast their evil magic. They possess little bells, which, in Central Africa are believed to be able to cast a spell on passers-by. Possessing an amulet, talisman or some type of charm can offer protection from this type of magic. Mongo myth.
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    Isa Bere was a big dragon that lived in the mountains of Futa Jallon (Fouta Djallon). The dragon had a very large stomach and would drink from lakes and rivers. The dragon saw the river Niger and wanted quench its never ending thirst causing a drought in West Africa.

    The young King Samba fearing for his people’s lived went to fight Isa Bere along with his bard Tarafe. The battle was long and painfully lasting 8 years, it is said that King Samba used over 800 Eventually the dragon was killed by a blow to the heart with a long sword forged by the youngest son of a Blacksmith in the kingdom, thus releasing the waters of the Niger.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:45 No.18914380
    >A giant crab dragon.
    I'm throwing my money at your post but nothing is happening.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:47 No.18914394
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    The Loogaroo/Socouyant is a vampire that once was a witch that had made a pact with a demon that lived in silk cotton tree demanded blood from the living so the Loogaroo would continue to practice evil magic. Once the witch died the she became a Loogaroo and elderly woman that would be seemingly harmless and would go from house to house asking to be invited in. Once invited in she would shed hers skin and drain to the blood from those in the household. The Soucouyant varies slightly, once it sheds its skin and hides it in a mortar the soucouyant would become a giant ball of fire (very similar to the West African vampire Obayifo) and slide through the keyhole and cracks through the door and would drain blood form its victim If the victim is drained too much and dies, it is said that she too will become a soucouyant or the soucouyant would assume her skin as a disguise. To expose a soucouyant, one should heap rice around the house or at the village cross roads as the creature will be obligated to gather every grain, grain by grain (an almost impossible task to do before dawn) thus being caught in the act. In order to destroy the soucouyant, coarse salt must be placed in the mortar containing the soucouyant’s skin or She then cannot put the skin back on and will perish. To protect your home you are to put salt at your door and place a broom behind it upside down. Dahomey.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:48 No.18914416
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    The Inkanyamba is a legendary serpent rumoured to be liking in a waterfall lake area in near Piermaritzburg north forests, or at the base of Howick Falls, South Africa. The creature is described a large serpent with a head shaped like a horse, some have said it has large wings like a bird or even a bat. The Inkanyamba is mostly active during the summer months, and is believed that its anger causes the seasonal storms. Zulu myth
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:49 No.18914418
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    best vampires ever
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:51 No.18914437
    800 what?
    extra lives?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:53 No.18914451
    That's a really hilarious mental image.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:53 No.18914459
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    Beautiful creatures that live in natural water places, they are know for causing skin disease that only they can cure with their haunting cries. They are so dangerous that only skilled herbalist risk entering places where they are known to be.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:54 No.18914471
    suddenly african super mario?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:55 No.18914477
    800 swords and 80 spears
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:56 No.18914488
    Most fantasy stories do sound like they might result from the consumption of mushrooms.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)21:59 No.18914507
    he must have felt SO relieved once he killed the damn thing and was like "WHOA! phew! dead at last! man, look at this shit! 800 swords and 80 spears...broken! damn good I packed 801 swords."

    then the gm is like "I am gonna check up on the encumberance rules..."
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:01 No.18914523
    "Man, that was fucking lucky, you know! Jeez! I normally only bring like, two swords but today I just thought, fuck it, I'll take 801. You never know how many you might need."
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:05 No.18914563
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    imagine just hanging out...being african...then you you see a guy carrying 801 of these fuckers.
    Is there even a point in running? you just unclench your anus and bend forwards.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:06 No.18914567
    I don't give a shit. I brought 802.
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    Check out the spear he'd be using.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:25 No.18914786
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    That's just mean.
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    >Dat pic title...

    Oh for fucks sake...
    Fuckingfuckkedyfuckfuck that scares the shit out of me...
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:33 No.18914886
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    A legendary monster of indescribable proportions who sat by in deep hole in the ground taunting anyone to cross the path to throw rocks at him. Whoever was duped into the taunts would throw stones at him but they would always miss and bounce of the walls and kill the passer-by
    Legend has it that when the great hero Heitsi-eibib encountered the beast he declined the monster’s dare and when Ga-gorib was not looking, he threw a stone at the monster and hit it below its ear, causing it to fall into it’s own pit.
    In alternate tales, Heitsi-eibib lured the monster from it’s pit and they fought around the hole until Heitsi-eibib fell in. The Ga-gorib took this opportunity to reek havoc among people. After a long struggle Heitsi-eibib manged to escape and fight the monster killing him threw him into it’s hole and sealing it forever.
    The name “Gorib” suggests that is spotted but is not leopard but maybe resembles one. Khoikhoi myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:35 No.18914912
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    Also, a ga-gorib
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:37 No.18914943
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    The impundulu which tranlates into lighting bird is a black and white bird that is roughly the size of a human. It summons lighting from it’s wings and talon, and is said to be a servant or a familur to a witch or witch doctor and attacks it’s enemies by through killing them by striking the victim with lighting or turning into a beautiful human, seducing them and eventually satisfying its insatiable appetite for blood.
    The fat of the bird is believed to be of great importance either as the feul that the bird sets on fire when it throws down a lighting bolt or as a component in traditional medicine. The fat is procured bycatching the bird a the moment when the lighting stikes the ground or by diggin the bird up from an underground cavity at the spot. The bird is futhermore belived to lay a large sapphire coloured egg underground at the location of where it’s strikes lighting three times. Pondo, Zulu, and Xhosa myth.
    This may be a good or bad omen that may require digging to procure or dispose of the eggs.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:38 No.18914958
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    Wow, Africa really hasn't changed much.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:38 No.18914968
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    Asanbosam, vampiric creature that hides in the tree waiting for it’s prey to walk below so it can strike by hanging off the branches with it’s iron hook feet and biting its victim with sharp iron teeth.
    The descirption of this creature is differs depending on where you are. The Asanbosam is desibes as a hairy beast with red eyes or a slim with crooked eyes and can pass as a human in the dark or that it has a long snake tail that it uses to distract its prey. However the iron hook feet and sharp iron teeth are always mentioned.
    In Ghana, if a person mentions its name they are destined to bring bad luck to themselves and everyone around them! Ashanti myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:38 No.18914973
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    Not much at all.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:41 No.18914997
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    Aigamucha or Aigamuxa. Large man eating ogres with a mostly human like appearance that live in the dunes desserts. They have fangs of a bear and big hands and feet. They also have large eyes but not on their faces on their feet instead. Like with most ogres they are slow and can be easily fooled, especially when chasing its prey as it needs to stand on its hand and lift at least one foot in the air to see.
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    llomba. A monster that is the creation of a sorcerer to attack it’s maker’s desired enemy. It appears as a regular seasnake to normal people but on the desired target it has the head of it’s creator.

    The eyes of the Ilomba paralyses the victim with fear and bites it sucking the blood and devouring its soul that makes the Ilomba double in size. The sorcerer or witchdoctor collects these souls to use as zombies.

    Because of it’s spirital and blood ties of its creator if the Ilomba is hurt so is the creator. If the Ilomba is killed the creator dies too, the witchdoctor who created it can destroy it but once it is destroyed the souls that the Ilomba killed will haunt the sorcerer forever. Lozi myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:45 No.18915037
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    Yehwe Zogbanu
    A giant troll covered with 30 horns on his head and body and a deadly threat to hunters or anyone as it is extremely territorial and will kill and eat anyone trespassing. Dahomey myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:46 No.18915056
    To get a feel for some "traditional" day-to-day life, check out that Survivorman: Beyond Survival thing on netflix. There's an episode on the Zulu.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:46 No.18915057
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    Celphie. A cow that has five legs, the forearms of a human in place of their lower legs and human hands in place of hooves. Very friendly. Ethiopian myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:47 No.18915067
    >thread about an african setting
    >no racism
    Dear God. I... I didn't think it was possible. This really is the best board.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:48 No.18915075
    Try not to bait people.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:48 No.18915076
    stories i have heard and read over the years about pre muslim conquest africa were like this


    great Timbuktu, where Greeks and Romans sent their finest and favored sons to be educated, and learn to love the booty.

    black ninjas, shaolin style monks (sort of if you squint a little) and wizards and shamans holding back the dark monsters from the great darkness. WARRIOR POETS UP IN THIS BITCH!

    lion men and hyena men who steal children to rape, eat, rape some more, and then turn into more lion and hyena men.

    fucking anazai he is like bugs bunny on a really bad acid trip made of 9001 hits of bad acid, black sabbath and mayhem albums blasting away, and every single cthulu story ever written all rolled into one.

    beautiful princesses that are tired of everyones shit, run away, get captured, kick everyones asses, take over the bandits, creates her own army of thieves murderers and bandits and conquers her own kingdom. which her sons and daughters proceed to fuck up in under 5 minutes after she dies of old age.

    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:48 No.18915089
    This shit is fucking gold, keep it up Africanmythanon.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:48 No.18915091
    Read a book on the history of Africa.

    Note: Modern African games should be played with DnD Modern, because it's all about killing, just like real modern Africa.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:49 No.18915099
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    Ninki Nanka. The Ninki Nanka is a legendary creatures, as very few have seen it its description often varies but it said to resemble a komodo dragon. According to tradition the creature lived in the swamps and is extremely dangerous. In folk-tales children who get too confident and disoey their parents order to play in the swamp will be taken by the Ninki Nanka. The story of this swamp dragon has spread from tribe to tribe all over Africa. Gambian myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:51 No.18915121
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    Ikaki is a aquatic torotise creature. That kills humans with its dance of death. West african myth.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:53 No.18915162
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    Were-hyenas. In the Kanuri lauguage of the former Borno Empire in the Lake Chad regiieon, werehyens are called “bultungfin” roughly tranlated to “I change into a hyena” It was once belive that one or two village in the region were home to many were hyena such as Kabultiloa
    Belief in the bouda is also present in Sudan, Tanzania and Morocco. In Western Sudanic folklore a human hyena hybrid creature is depicted as a cannibalistic monster who nightly transforms and terrorizes people, especially lovers. The creature is often portrayed to be a magically powerful healer, blacksmith, or woodcutter in its human form, recognizable through different signs such as a hairy body, red and gleaming eyes and a nasal voice. Members of the Korè cult of the Bambara in Mali “become” hyenas by imitating the animals behaviour through masks and roleplays. These are evocative of the hyenas’ reviled habits, and may also be used to invoke fear among the participants into avoiding such habits and traits in their own lives.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:58 No.18915232
    some more stuff i vaguely remember

    VAMPIRES but not "normal" vampires, vampires that hide inside of walking sticks so they can enter a home by being carried in,


    talking bugs that sing the rains in, and have to be shown love and affection for by giving them booze, or they steal all of your clothes and give you hemorrhoids and turn you feet backwards.

    demons made of flies and insects that turn villages wells into dust and turn metal to dust.

    golems made of precious gems that guard the secret homes of the gods from beyond the stars.

    basically imagine the dark crystal alot of the shit in that is like old african myths

    i had a bunch of crazy shit about africa saved somewhere,
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:59 No.18915249
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    In Zulu mythology there is a creature whose name is known to most Africans, this creature is the Tikoloshe. This mischievous and evil spirit is small in size and said to have an appearance similar to that of a teddy-bear only nastier in the sense that its head is that of a teddy-bear only it sports a thick and sharp bondy ridge that travels from the top of its forehead down to where the back of its head, they are believed to be insanely strong and that by using the ridge atop its head a Tikoloshe can knock down an ox. The Tikoloshe are created by shamans who use bodies of the deceased to wreak vengeance upon their enemies. This happened when the shaman removes the eyes and tongue of a full-sized corpse, before thrusting a heated iron rod into the skull so as to reduce its size to that of a small child, shortly after the shaman uses a secret powder to blow life and obedience into the Tikoloshe. No matter how the Tikoloshe is creature the price for bringing about such an entity includes the death of a family member within a year of its birth. Whilst the Tikoloshe is small in size they are believed to be able to create a great amount of havoc, whilst also enjoying plating terrifying tricks on school children, stealing milk, raping women and biting off a sleeping persons toes – because of the latter of these in certain regions of Africa it is not uncommon for people to have raised their beds on bricks about three feet above the ground
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)22:59 No.18915259
    Coyote and Raven aren't too bad. Loki's a bit of a dick, even more than you'd normally expect from a trickster god. And those are really the only ones I know much about, personally.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:03 No.18915299
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    An ashanti king's summer palace
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:06 No.18915347
    Only the king went to fight the dragon, but still there were 800 lives lost in that battle.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:08 No.18915368
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    Mbanza-Kongo at it's height
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:08 No.18915376
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    Archive this shit right now
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:09 No.18915385
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    Benin city.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:10 No.18915394
    It's not really interesting to discuss. We all know Africans have lower average IQ, and we all know IQ is a shit metric. We also all are aware of the historical reasons for Africa's lower standard of living and widespread societal issues. But the stuff we're talking about is mostly before white people got down to them, so it's irrelevant.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:22 No.18915526
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    Aja An Orisha and patron of the forest, the animals and herbal healers of whome she taught their art. Aja is referred to as “wild wind” in Yoruba. It is said that if someone is carried away by Aja and returns they are believed to have become a powerful “jujuman” or babalawo. The journey supposedly will have a duratation of between 7 days to 3 months, and the person carried is thought to have gone to the land of the dead or heaven.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:24 No.18915547
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    Yewa. The orisha associated with death and the final resting place of the underworld and watches over and protects people’s graves and is the guide the dead to the afterlife. As guardian of the underworld she aslo works alongside Oya. Yewa’s colours are burgundy and pink, she often depicted eliding a horsetail whip and a sword.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:25 No.18915562
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    Shango, King of the orisha pantheon, rules over thunder, fire, drumming, dancing and male virility. Shango is actually a deified king who was once the Fourth Alafin of the city-state of Oyó. He is one of the most worshipped orishas in the pantheon and his legends are numerous and speak to the human experience. He has four separate wives: Obba - his first wife who was faithful but unattractive so Shango withdrew his affections from her, Oshun his favourite lover, Oya his equal in strength and power, and Yewa the virgin daughter of Obatala whose purity was stolen by Shango. He is the the owner of the sacred drums, a powerful sorcerer who wields fire and lightning, and loves to seduce women, drink and dance. Shango has a special relationship with Babalu Aye as he was the only orisha to offer him assistance when he was sick and homeless. Shango is often considered the son of Yemaya and his fatherhood is either credited to Ogun or Aggayu. Shango was a very impulsive youth and was quick to anger, and legend has it that Obatala taught Shango the art of diplomacy and gifted him with the white bead that is now a part of his necklace. In nature, Shango is said to live at the top of the royal palm tree and his offerings are commonly placed at the foot of palm trees. Shango is petitioned for help with protection, enemies, sexual, business success, and good fortune.
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    Orunmila, The orisha of divination. He is the “eleripin” — the witness of destiny — who knows everything that awaits us as part of our fate. He has a very close working relationship with Eleggua and together they intercede on behalf of humanity to alter people’s destinies, ward off death and other misfortunes, and guide us to cultivate good character. His worship is primarily centred around the Ifá tradition, both in traditional African worship and in the African Diaspora in the new world, where his initiated priests, called awos, babalawos, iyanifas or oluwos, act as diviners for the greater community. He is petitioned for help with making wise descisons, opening roads, healing and protection from evil.
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:43 No.18915770
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    I actually kinda like the game of thrones/dnd angle idea. How could I develop that?
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:45 No.18915794
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    King Gezo of dahomey
    >> Anonymous 04/29/12(Sun)23:48 No.18915833
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    Oba Ewuare the great
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!J5+vjygjQuK 04/29/12(Sun)23:50 No.18915858
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    Notorious B.I.G. of Brooklyn
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    I just wanted to say, I love you /tg/
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)00:20 No.18916156
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    If you want some awesome campaign material for your story you should check out the Pathfinder adventure path Serpent's Skull. It's set in a pseudo african setting with all kinds of african mythology and lore in it.

    I'm GM-ing a Mesoamerican campaign at the moment and Serpent's skull is providing me with incredibly rich and interesting material that needs little conversion. It's got got serpentfolk, dinosaurs, cannibals, demon worshipping baboons and a freaking gorilla king ffs!

    Also, check out the Shaar region in forgotten realms, especially wemics (centaurs with lionheads) and loxo (humanoid elephants)
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)00:26 No.18916212
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    I shall look into it!
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)00:31 No.18916263
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)01:16 No.18916760
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)01:20 No.18916813
    Sure is safe for work here
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)01:22 No.18916832
    I am very interested in this image.
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)01:41 No.18917044
    Someone archive this shit!
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)01:51 No.18917139
    It's an image dump thread. It would get pulled immediately.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)02:20 No.18917477
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)13:16 No.18921648

    >New and in-progress game design Archive it! (Then add to 1d4chan)

    >New fluff with multiple contributers (not just a file dump) Archive it! (Then add to 1d4chan)

    >Intelligent, engaging and entertaining discussions Archive it!

    >Image dumps of any kind Do NOT archive

    meh, it falls under 3 pro archive catagories and only 1 anti, so I'll archive it anyways. If it's deemed unworthy than they can just remove it. There's no harm in trying.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)15:51 No.18923036
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    Al-Burāq (Arabic: البُراق‎ al-Burāq "lightning") is a mythological steed, described as a creature from the heavens which transported the prophets. The most commonly told story is how in the 7th century, Al-Buraq carried the Islamic prophet Muhammad from Mecca to Jerusalem and back during the Isra and Mi'raj or "Night Journey", which is the title of one of the chapters (sura), Al-Isra, of the Qur'an.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)15:58 No.18923105
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    In Muslim folklore, the ghoul is a demon of the desert that is able to assume the shape of an animal. It is an evil spirit that robs graves and feeds on the flesh of the dead or on young children. They inhabit lonely places, especially graveyards. They also lure travelers into the desert, sometimes beguiling those traveles by prostituting themselves, and then devouring them. The Arabic ghoul of the wasteland seems to be a personification of the terror of the desert.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:00 No.18923121
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    In Arabian and Muslim folklore jinns are ugly and evil demons having supernatural powers which they can bestow on persons having powers to call them up. In the Western world they are called genies.
    Legend has it that King Solomon possessed a ring, probably a diamond, with which he called up jinns to help his armies in battle. The concept that this king employed the help of jinns may have originated from 1 Kings 6:7, "And the house, when it was in building, was built of stone made ready before it was brought there, so there was neither hammer nor axe nor and tool of iron heard in the house, while it was in building."
    In Islam, jinns are fiery spirits (Qur'an 15:27) particularly associated with the desert. While they are disruptive of human life, they are considered worthy of being saved. A person dying in a state of great sin may be changed into a jinni in the period of a barzakh, separation or barrier.
    The highest of the jinns is Iblis, formerly called Azazel, the prince of darkness, or the Devil. The jinns were thought by some to be spirits that are lower than angels because they are made of fire and are not immortal. They can take on human and animal shapes to influence men to do good or evil. They are quick to punish those indebted to them who do not follow their many rules.
    In the "Arabian Nights" jinns or genies came from Aladdin's Lamp.
    There are several myths concerning the home of the jinns. According to Persian mythology some of them live in a place called Jinnistan. Others say jinns live with other supernatural beings in the Kaf, mystical emerald mountains surrounding the earth
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:04 No.18923174
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    The Chiruwi ("mysterious creature") is a Central African half-man, with one leg, one arm and one side. Seen from the missing side he is invisible. He will challenge all those he encounters to a fight. If he is defeated he will beg not to be killed and in return he will offer the knowledge of many medicine. The victor will then became a very successful medicine-man. Should the Chiruwi win, however, he will kill his victim.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:08 No.18923198
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    In Zulu tradition, a lizard-like creature with human characteristics.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:10 No.18923222
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    Al-mi'raj is a mythical beast from Islamic poetry said to live on a mysterious island called Jezîrat al-Tennyn within the confines of the Indian Ocean. Its name can be broken up several different ways, though is generally seem truncated as Mi'raj, Mir'aj or just Miraj. Its name is also synonymous with Muhammad's ascent into heaven.
    Al-mi'raj is a large, harmless-looking yellow rabbit with a single, 2-foot-long (0.61 m), black, spiraling horn protruding from its forehead, much like that of a unicorn.
    Despite its docile appearance, Al-Mir'aj is actually a ferociously territorial predator known to be able to kill animals and people many times their own size with a few stabs of its horn. It also has an immense appetite and can devour other living things several times its size without effort. Al-Mir'aj frightens other animals and they will always flee from its presence due to this.
    The people of the island were so terrified of Al-Mi'raj eating them and their livestock that they would turn to witches to ward them away as soon as the rumor of a Miraj met their ears. It was reported that only a true witch would charm the Miraj, rendering it harmless so the people could remove the Miraj from the area.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:15 No.18923284
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    The Roc
    "A bird of enormous size, bulky body and wide wings, flying in the air; and it was this that concealed the body of the sun and veiled it from the sun."
    In the account of Marko Polo the wingspan of the roc was 16 yards and the feathers 8 yards, its feathers were as big as palm leaves. The wind was the rush of its wings and its flight was lightning. The bird is usually described as being white. The egg of the roc is said to be over 50 yards in circumference. The Roc could carry an elephant in its claws which it would kill by flying to a great height then dropping the unfortunate creature to crash to its death on the rocks below.
    According to Arabic tradition, the Roc never lands on earth, only on the mountain Qaf, the center of the world.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:18 No.18923327
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    Early European visitors to West Africa mentioned a fabulous animal with the size of an elephant, a long neck, a single horn or tooth, and a strong serpentine tail. It attacked small boats and inhabited marine caves, although its diet was said to be vegetarian.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:33 No.18923505
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    >> Minifig !!3kTkiqN0Gwz 04/30/12(Mon)16:37 No.18923548

    >> Minifig !!3kTkiqN0Gwz 04/30/12(Mon)16:44 No.18923641
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    >> Minifig !!3kTkiqN0Gwz 04/30/12(Mon)16:45 No.18923657
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    >> Minifig !!3kTkiqN0Gwz 04/30/12(Mon)16:46 No.18923671
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    >> Minifig !!3kTkiqN0Gwz 04/30/12(Mon)16:49 No.18923705
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    But seriously, OP, you should definitely take a look at GURPS Egypt and GURPS Arabian Nights. Also, find Herodotus' book on Africa; some of it hilarious.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)16:53 No.18923749
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    I wish I was shitting you bro.
    >> Minifig !!3kTkiqN0Gwz 04/30/12(Mon)16:58 No.18923811
    I know... I know.

    Also, this thread has been archived... the last one to be archived in April '12!

    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)17:03 No.18923870
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)17:08 No.18923921
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    This is why I like /tg/. Think of how fast this fucking thread would have been shit up on any other board.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)17:09 No.18923936
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)17:21 No.18924061
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)17:28 No.18924134
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    A kora
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    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)18:01:14 No.18924627
    You guys made it this far with minimal racism, /tg/ is best board.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)18:21:49 No.18924895
    OP here, now that I've got some inspiration, how should I flesh out the setting?
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)18:55 No.18925291
    Hello? Anyone?
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)19:00 No.18925337
    You know the trader city on Game of Thrones right now?

    Do that.
    >> Anonymous 04/30/12(Mon)20:04 No.18926111
    Eye. Eye. Sir!

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