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Chapter 27: An Expectant Departure

Hello all!  I hope you are having a good Labour Day Weekend (if you celebrate this holiday).  We’ve just come back from up north visiting my grandparents for my grandpa’s 86th birthday.  There was some confusion but overall I’d say they had a really good time.  I was so happy to see them!

 

Week 16 – Day 112:

Is it just me or did he get a lot more dreamier?

Is it just me or did he get a lot more dreamier?

It’s Prometheus’ birthday to Young Adult fiction, and he gets the Slob trait.  Boy, can I relate to disorganization!  Oh, and he blew up somebody’s car at the scrapyard.  I’m kindof surprised, he’s never been charged because he’s blown up Sims, furniture, and vehicles. Oh what am I saying, the only laws in TS3 are “Don’t work at the Warehouse!” and “Don’t make crank calls!”

Hehe, Sims on trampolines!  So entertaining!

Hehe, Sims on trampolines!  So entertaining!

At the party Joe gave his daughter Sofia some experimental medication and she literally burst into flames.  Also Ghost Keri is still hanging around the Legacy House, I think she’s planning on staying for a while.

Niobe with a chainsaw is just terrifying.

Niobe with a chainsaw is just terrifying.

Oh my gosh, Zachery and Jena Vasquez-Claremont are back together again!  Niobe’s gotta work her magic if she wants to keep her cutie.  Also she was promoted up to the Ghost Grabber position.

Well, who else are you gonna call?

Well, who else are you gonna call?

Week 17 – Day 113:

Virgil’s 84 and Serefina has 12 days left before Adulthood.

You're doing it wrong!

You’re doing it wrong!

Glitch time: Serefina is sick.  Not in a physical way, but as a virtual person she has developed a virtual sickness.  Every time I try to give her a command the game literally freezes.  I thought at first it was clothing-related, but now I have no idea.  Right now my theory is there is a mod that is affecting her and nobody else..?  Here’s a post explaining the problem completely.

It took 8 days, but Tristan finished his masterpiece and it’s worth a whopping §75,006. He gets the wish to write another but I have no idea how long he’s going to be with us, so he’ll just stick to smaller books.

Niobe and Zachery kiss. .. well, sort-of.

Niobe and Zachery kiss. .. well, sort-of.

Niobe convinced Zachery to dump Jena again, and even managed to sneak in her first kiss.  Now they’re officially a thing, right?

Day 114:

“Hey kid, stop kicking me!”

“Hey kid, stop kicking me!”

Serefina managed to save her first 2 lives (just 28 to go!), which earned her the Firefighter’s Trophy of Honour and promoted to Backdraft Specialist (level 8).

Pascal was fast-tracked up to Agricultural Mastermind (level 10).  He literally just sold bags of Moneytree the whole time, because I’ve been stockpiling Fruits and Vegetables since Day 1.  In case of apocalypse or something.

“Well, this is awkward.”

“Well, this is awkward.”

Rosalyn gave birth to Joe’s latest child: Pawel.  Pawel?  Really?  Also somebody at City Hall banged their head on their desk and it’s up to Joe to save their life.

Day 115:

Serefina breaking into somebody’s house.

Serefina breaking into somebody’s house.

It kindof sucks that Serefina has the unlucky trait, because she keeps getting small house fires and such at work. She needs to rescue more Sims or she’ll never accomplish her LTW.

Virgil is building up a lot of physical capital with his Deathfish collection.

Virgil is building up a lot of physical capital with his Deathfish collection.

The Supermarket aquarium is too full of fish, they need Virgil to come over and de-stock it.

Jena, if you value your ridiculous outfit, run away from Niobe!

Jena, if you value your ridiculous outfit, run away from Niobe!

Good grief, even though Zachery kissed Niobe he’s gotten back together with Jena.  AGAIN!!! Now, where’s that chainsaw..

Apparently the politician Joe was supposed to treat died.  I guess that’s negligence or something. Bad Joe!, bad doctoring!

Prometheus on fire. Again. *sigh*

Prometheus on fire. Again. *sigh*

Also Prometheus mastered the Inventing skill, but there’s still some inventions he can’t build.

Day 116:

Coming this summer. One woman battles to rescue her family from a raging inferno, in: FIRE FIGHTER

Coming this summer. One woman battles to rescue her family from a raging inferno, in: FIRE FIGHTER

Cascadia has only 2 days left until she ages up, so this is the last chance for her and Pascal to have that baby.  Unfortunately, her pregnancy signs their eviction notice because the household is already at maximum capacity.  But not to fret, they still get a Moving Out party!

Ahh, these two!

Ahh, these two!

Meanwhile, in the C-Plot, Prometheus built himself a Time Machine and flung tossed threw himself into the future.  The text describing his adventures are very funny, one of them describes Jack Shepard from Mass Effect defeating those giant-squid-robots.  He also got the Medal of Genius his ingenuity.

Swat a mosquito in the past, it might create a world without donuts.

Swat a mosquito in the past, it might create a world without donuts.

Day 117:

Prometheus continues exploring the future, and runs into those bad-ass robots from Terminator 2.  Also, why don’t the Future-Sims have Teleporter technology?  The Wolfe family have 3 Teleporters on their lot alone!

Niobe got promoted to Creep Seeker (level 7).  She’s getting closer to finishing her LTW, then maybe she’ll get married with Zachery.

Cascadia letting her brother know she’s pregnant.

Cascadia letting her brother know she’s pregnant.

Sadly, it’s time for Cascadia and Pascal to move into their own little bungalow at 232 Sedona Lane.  I’m hoping they have a wonderful child and create their own little family tree.

Cascadia and Pascal moving out. Cascadia and Pascal's new house.

However, now that we’ve freed up some room, Serefina asks Brady Davies to get married.  And she does it in the most romantic spot I could find: a dark nightclub with neon blacklights.  Naturally he said yes.

What's more romantic than a glowing yellow jumpsuit?

What’s more romantic than a glowing yellow jumpsuit?

Tristan wrote (what I assume to be) his last book, “End of the Line”.

Day 118:

I’ve been gathering up Gems and Metals for a while now and just throwing them in a treasure chest, but now Serefina’s going to start getting them cut and smelt in order to complete the collection.

Hey, good to see Ezekiel's still hanging about!

Hey, good to see Ezekiel’s still hanging about!

It took some convincing, but Niobe and Zachery are now dating, Officially official.  Let’s just say they sealed the deal.. Who could resist Niobe when she’s in a good mood?

V-card is cashed in!

V-card is cashed in!

The Illuminati in the 34th century want Prometheus to give them his time machine!  Oh noes!  Prometheus discovered the very last invention, the Miner.  It’s somewhat hit or miss whether you find anything good, and it usually pisses off everyone on the entire lot.

The Miner in action. “HELLLLLLLPPPPP!”

Day 119:

Cascadia was visiting the house when she went into labour, so Tristan took her over to the hospital.  The newest additions to the Wolfe family are called Lewis and Rene.  (Rene is a boy.)

Mother and uncle with the newborn babies.

Mother and uncle with the newborn babies.

Jena has finally thrown in the towel and started dating Zachery’s brother, Jeremy. No more sneaking around with Zachery, that is.

Oh, time for the wedding of Serefina and Brady!

Yep, they're married! Yep, they're married!

Apparently Brady has the fashionista LTW, which is pretty lame.  You know what?  He’s going into the Private Investigator career. I’ll just get him the change LTW reward later on.

I really like Prometheus’ new steampunk shirt.

I really like Prometheus’ new steampunk shirt.

Niobe and Prometheus get into a fight, and she beats him up.  Man, she does not like her little brother!

500 years from now, Prometheus finds a book by a modern-day Sim who isn’t an author.  Oh crap, I guess this means time-travel changes the present..?  Also he got promoted up to the Whatchamahickey Designer (level 4).

Case #1: Brady needs to dig up some dirt on Terry Lancaster-Tanner because Rosalyn Lancaster-Tanner thinks she’s working for the mob.  Well, yeah, everyone knew that already.  Case closed!  Brady also blackmails Terry for some extra cash.

Oh Brady, so adorkable!

Oh Brady, so adorkable!

Oh, and apparently Joe has the hots for his daughter’s half-sister.. I know he’s not technically related to her, but yuck.

Next week expect to see some major changes in the Legacy household!

 

Community death count: 121 or so

Legacy Score: 43. (Gen: 3 + LTW: 6 + Portraits: 9 + House: 8 + LTR: 17)

Theme song of the week: “Dance into the Fire” by Duran Duran


Generation 3: The Ambitionists

Here are the profiles for the Generation 3 children, aka the Ambitionists:

 

Niobe Wolfe

Niobe Wolfe, the third Generation

Niobe Wolfe, the third Generation

Niobe is the first-born child of Virgil and Keri.  She is the non-identical twin of Serefina.  She is currently working in the Ghost Hunter career and dating Zachery Ross.  She has several facial piercings.

Traits:

Pyromaniac trait Makes No Messes trait Evil trait Eccentric trait Hot-Headed trait Unflirty trait Mean-Spirited Trait

Pyromaniac: Crackling flames, raging infernos, the blazing heat.  Sometimes she thinks she could burn this whole world down.  This Sim is able to create fires with her mind!  She inherited this trait from her father, Virgil.

Makes No Messes: No need for tidy-up-time with Sims who are naturally avoid creating both filth and clutter.  She inherited this trait from her mother, Keri.

Evil: Alas, all Sims born into the Wolfe family are evil by nature.  They take pleasure from other’s pain.  Some Sims just want to watch the world burn.  That is why they have the red eyes, non?

Eccentric: Great scott!  Sims with this trait are great at inventing and building things.  Even though they’re sometimes seen as an oddball.

Hot-Headed: You do not want to get on their bad side.  Seeing red, temper boiling over, these Sims are always looking for trouble!

Unflirty: Cold feet, wet blanket, frigid, these are some of the attributes of meeker Sims.  They can still find love, but it’s harder to do so.

Mean-Spirited: Malicious at the core, Sims with this trait genuinely enjoy being nasty to others, making new enemies, and picking fights with others.

Lifetime Wish:

Paranormal Profiteer Lifetime Wish

Paranormal Profiteer: Who ya gonna call?  Niobe!  She wants to reach the top of the Ghost Hunter profession.  She’ll accomplish this by fighting revenants, dispelling specters, and helping loved ones ease from this life into the great beyond.

Personality:

Vegetarian Fish and Chips Chinese music The colour Purple Aquarius zodiac sign

Favourites: Niobe’s favourite dish is Vegetarian Fish and Chips*, she likes Chinese music, her favourite colour is Purple, and she’s an Aquarius.

*Fish is not Vegetarian, it has a face!

Name Meaning:

Niobe is a Greek name which means “fern”.  In mythology, Niobe was an arrogant queen whose children were slain to punish her, and her grief turned her to stone.  This is kindof fitting because Niobe spends a lot of time sculpting. However I actually chose it because I thought there was a famous Niobe who was responsible for the dead.

 

Serefina Wolfe

Serefina Wolfe, the third Generation

Serefina Wolfe, the third Generation

Serefina is the third-generation Torch-Wielder.  She is the second-born child of Virgil and Keri.  She is the non-identical twin of Niobe.  She is currently working in the Firefighter career and is dating Brady Davies.

Traits:

Pyromaniac trait Makes No Messes trait Evil trait Light Sleeper trait Unlucky trait Dramatic trait Snob Trait

Pyromaniac: (Same as before.)

Makes No Messes: (Same as before.)

Evil: (Same as before.)

Light Sleeper: What’s that creaking noise?  Who’s walking around out there?  Sims with this trait have acute hearing and can get woken up very easily.

Unlucky: Some Sims just seem to get all the luck, but Serefina isn’t one of them.  It seems like everything she tries goes horribly wrong.

Dramatic: Life is but a stage, and we are all merely players for the crowd.  Serefina always finds the drama in day-to-day living.

Snob: Posh?  Narcissistic?  Elitist?  Nonsense!  Just because one enjoys the finer things in life and is better than everyone else doesn’t mean that they’re stuck-up!

Lifetime Wish:

Firefighter Super Hero Lifetime Wish

Firefighter Super Hero: With sirens wailing, already to brave the flames, danger and smoke await!  Serefina wants to save the lives of 30 Sims during her career as a firefighter.

Personality:

Cheeseteak Egyptian music The colour Yellow Aquarius zodiac sign

Favourites: Serefina’s favourite dish is Cheesesteak, she likes Egyptian music, her favourite colour is Yellow, and she’s an Aquarius.

Name Meaning:

Serefina is a Hebrew name that means “burning fire” or “fiery ones”.  In Christian mythology the seraphs/seraphim are the winged angels that protect God.  I chose this name because of the fire-imagery and I thought she was going to become a fire-fighter.

 

Prometheus Wolfe

Prometheus Wolfe, the third Generation

Prometheus Wolfe, the third Generation

Prometheus is the third child of Virgil and Keri.  He is currently working in the self-employed Inventor career and is dating Dara Dent.  He lost his arm in an inventing accident.

Traits:

Pyromaniac trait Burglar trait Makes No Messes trait Can Apprehend Burglar Evil trait Perceptive trait Family Oriented trait Friendly trait Slob trait

Pyromaniac: (Same as before.)

Burglar: Sneaky sneaky, you’ll never hear this Sim creeping up on you! He inherited this trait from his father, Virgil.

Makes No Messes: (Same as before.)

Can Apprehend Burglar: Freeze punk!  You picked the wrong house to rob!  He inherited this trait from his mother, Keri.

Evil: (Same as before.)

Perceptive: Attentive and alert, Sims with this trait will often notice things that others do not.

Family-Oriented: Family get-togethers, taking care of children, Sims with this trait like being surrounded by kin and relatives alike.

Friendly: Nice, sweet, a great pal.  This trait makes Sims more likely to do well in social situations.

Slob: Messy sims tend to leave a puddles, dishes, and dirt in their wake.  It’s not that they enjoy being dirty, but it just isn’t worth it to clean up.

Lifetime Wish:

Monster Maker Lifetime Wish

Monster Maker: It’s alive!  ALIVE!!  Prometheus is fascinated by the idea of creating new life and summoning the undead.  His lifetime goal is to create 3 monsters, either through technology or the occult.

Personality:

Frog's Legs Pop music The colour Lilac Virgo zodiac sign

Favourites: Prometheus’ favourite dish is Frogs Legs, he likes Pop music, his favourite colour is Lilac, and he’s a Virgo.

Name Meaning:

Prometheus is Greek and means “forethought”.  In Greek mythology, Prometheus stole fire from the gods and gave it to mankind.  As punishment for defying Zeus, he was tethered to a rock for all eternity where an eagle eats his liver daily.  I chose this name because it represents a quest for knowledge and I also knew it was a sci-fi title.  (Unfortunately, I have now seen the movie and did not like it.)


Chapter 26: Finish Him!

Last trip to China!  Can I say that?  I suppose I can.  I know there’s still lots of treasure I didn’t get and tombs I never visited, but I’m getting kindof bored with the World Adventures.  Without aging, it’s also doubling the number of posts I write without really advancing the legacy’s timeline.  So I’m going to take a break from them for a bit.

The Final Showdown

The Final Showdown

Vacation 10 – Day 1:

Tristan’s SO close to finishing his LTW, he’s only got to explore 3 Chinese tombs yet.  My problem is figuring out which ones he’s done and getting the right quest to unlock new tombs.  Fortunately he gets a new one so he’s off to explore the Tomb of the First Emperor for somebody’s grandfather.

Only two people were Kung-Fu fighting.

Only two people were Kung-Fu fighting.

I think Virgil’s getting close too, he’s at level 4 of the Martial Arts tournament.  I had the brilliant idea of inviting everyone he knew over to one of the townie’s house so everyone’d be in one place.  Odds are Virgil already knows the people he has to fight so it was a great time saver!

Serefina working on her sparring.

Serefina working on her sparring.

Serefina’s got a chance to spend some time working on her martial arts.  More importantly, she spotted another hunky member of the floaty-hearts club named Bo Min, but he’s already married. So he’s disqualified.

Wait, why is Dan Dan Pei a woman now?

Wait, why is Dan Dan Pei a woman now?

Niobe is spending every available moment exploring the Masoleum to try and find some Gnomes, but she always comes back empty-handed.  I think the building’s broken. 😦

Day 2:

His kicks are a little bit frightening.

His kicks are a little bit frightening.

Huzzah, huzzah!  Virgil has completed his LTW!  After 20 tournament wins (14 losses), he is the Grand Master Champion!  What a mission, because he started back in Chapter 8.  Now he can spend the remainder of his life with his family and fishing.  Oh, and Virgil has to defeat Dong Huo.

“Hey, where’s the house?”

“Hey, where’s the house?”

Glitch time: I bought a house.  Well, I bought an empty lot.  I did it for easy wish points, and it only cost §1,000.  The glitch is the game wouldn’t let me enter build/buy mode!  So… yeah.  Enjoy your expensive patch of grass!

Prometheus and his holiday fling.

Prometheus and his holiday fling.

Prometheus meets the irresistible Yu Xian Hua-Louie and they make out, as teenagers are so prone to do. Even though Dara Dent is far away in another country, Prometheus somehow winds up earning the naughty reputation.  Bad boy!

"Bebe is cheating on someone with somebody else."

“Bebe is cheating on someone with somebody else.”

Cascadia finished her LTW a long time ago, so she’s free to do whatever.  She spends her time hiking through the forest and finding gems.  Oh, and she gets the random wish to tell Wang about Bebe’s “other relationship”.  I say random because Wang isn’t connected to Bebe at all, so why would he even care?

Oh, and cousin Ze Lei Shin Yi-Wolfe is the one dating Bebe Hua.  So if they get married she’ll be Bebe Hua-Yi-Wolfe..?

Day 3:

Oh REAL mature, Serefina!

Oh REAL mature, Serefina!

Serefina gets floaty hearts for so many guys I’m losing track!  She even thinks the elderly special merchant is attractive too, because she got this wish:

Serefina wants to kiss Lee for the first time.

I’ve sent Virgil and Cascadia to help Tristan finish the Temple of the Dragon tomb.  He had only a few hours before the end of the trip and I really wanted to get his LTW done just in case… well, you never know how long elderly Sims live. Unfortunately, Tristan met up with a mummy, got the floaty-hearts thing, then he got his ass kicked.  How rude!

You do not want to mess with Virgil.

You do not want to mess with Virgil.

I was lucky because they found the Scourge of the Three Kingdoms himself: Dong Huo! I was trying to get him to fight Virgil but he kept chasing after Tristan and Cascadia. I had to make them run to the far corners of the room and have Virgil stand in the middle waiting, it was so ridiculous. Eventually the evil was vanquished, the world is now safer, etc.

“Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer!”

“Yippee-ki-yay, melon farmer!”

Huzzah again!  Tristan finishes off his LTW too; now he’s the Great Explorer that he’s always wanted to be.  I gave him this LTW back in Chapter 10, but it feels like he’s been working on it as long as Virgil.

Tristan Wolfe just became a Great Explorer.

Bye bye China! As I said I’m taking a vacation from vacations (I can’t believe I just wrote that..).  Tune into the next post because we’ll be losing two members of the legacy house, so that’s kindof sad.

 

Legacy Score: 41. (Gen: 3 + LTW: 6 + Portraits: 9 + House: 7 + LTR: 16)

Theme song of the week: “Eye of the Tiger” by Survivor

 

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