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We have moved out of the caves. It is spring time and we have a number of options for settlement.

The caves - Easy living space and we get free refrigeration. Close to water, but some distance from the trees.
1 (16.7%)
The forest, near the river - Lots of resources and water availability. Not easy to build in and ground is uneven.
1 (16.7%)
The plains - Locate a nice flat, open space, near the woods. Easy to build on and modify, some distance from water.
0 (0%)
The coast - Follow the river down until we find the coast of whatever it connects to. Could have fishing possibilities and other options.
4 (66.7%)

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« Reply #120 on: May 31, 2012, 02:41:41 PM »
After some trial and experimentation, it is deduced the that further Gavin is from the rock, the less powerful the feats become. When standing right next to it, he can project fire to about 10 times the distance he was able at the first attempt.

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« Reply #121 on: May 31, 2012, 03:03:07 PM »
take some leather, and sew it into a pouch the right size for the stone. Attach two strips of leather that Gavin can put his arms through, so he can wear it. He now has the option to run around with the stone in close proximity to do awesome fire stuff.
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« Reply #122 on: May 31, 2012, 07:53:29 PM »
Obviously we must pit our best hunter against Gavin to solve the ages-old Wizard vs Fighter debate.  :P

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« Reply #123 on: June 01, 2012, 12:48:07 AM »
Well, I think we've thoroughly used up the Gavin storyline for now. So here's a status update1

Supplies: Recent events with Gavin had caused some turbulence. In that, the once sufficient supplies dwindled when unexplained moisture crept into some of the containers. Food for about 3 weeks has been spoiled. Our supplies our stretched right now, but they can last the rest of winter. We will be hungry, though.
Health Status: With the fevers gone, the group is back to good health.
Current Events: With the food spoiled, the hunters, Gavin among them, volunteer to go out hunting, despite having no experience hunting in winter. Many of the group support the idea.

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« Reply #124 on: June 01, 2012, 12:51:05 AM »
Yeah, we should try to supplement out food supply. Gavin should see what he can do about keeping others warm with his fire. Without burning them.
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« Reply #125 on: June 01, 2012, 02:25:48 AM »
They'll be needing some form of winter hunting. It is essentially different to what they have been doing so far.

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« Reply #126 on: June 01, 2012, 02:54:54 AM »
They'll be needing some form of winter hunting. It is essentially different to what they have been doing so far.
maybe I'm just ignorant here, but doesn't "Go outside, find animals, kill animals" work in any season? Esp. when you have snow so everything leaves tracks that are easy to follow. Its not like we are fishing and so need to learn how to deal with the ice.
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« Reply #127 on: June 01, 2012, 07:30:15 AM »
We won't be able to rely on the animals moving around to seek food nearly as often. Instead we should find more sheltered from the wind areas they'll be attracted to in the cold, particularly places sheltered from the wind but exposed to the sun. Creatures previously more active at twilight might wait for the warmth of the sun on clearer days before starting to move much.
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« Reply #128 on: June 01, 2012, 01:12:50 PM »
We should scout for more caves. They may have hibernating/hiding animals inside, and would allow our hunters to make multiple-day trips searching for game, spending nights inside these prepared outposts they already know exist.

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« Reply #129 on: June 02, 2012, 01:18:46 AM »
The hunters split into two groups: one moves along the mountain and the other, lead by Gavin, heads into the woods.
They both return that evening. Gavin's group was able to hunt some big game and the other group located 2 caves, though free of residents. The big game feeds us for the day.
Gavin and his group mainly attributed the relative small success to being unused to conditions, but say they can get more next time.

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« Reply #130 on: June 02, 2012, 11:35:43 PM »
Ok, now that we have time, we need to start worrying about chil- wait. Wrong planet.

Next time the hunting party goes out, a new tactic should be attempted.  You are accustomed to stalking prey in the open, then throwing spears at it until it dies.  In winter, this isn't as effective as cornering your prey can be.  When prey is found, have the hunting party work as a group to force the creature to run into an area that it can't escape, allowing you more time to kill it.  While doing this, it is important to keep your distance from the prey, to prevent hunters being injured.  If Gavin is with the group, his ability to shoot flames should be a very effective way to send the creature running directly away from him, making trapping easier.

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« Reply #131 on: June 03, 2012, 12:48:43 AM »
Expanding on that, if there are any cliffs nearby, you can try chasing it off the cliff or cornering it against the cliff.
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« Reply #132 on: June 03, 2012, 01:29:12 AM »
The hunters use the new insight about cornering and chase and are able to return with considerably more game.

Supplies: Back on track. The hunters are able to bring in a few days worth at a time. We'll last the winter.
Group Health: No complications or issues.
Current Events: Gavin has slowly shaken off his role as a hunter, training more and more near the rock with his powers. The other hunters express their worry about it, but opt to elect a replacement leader for when Gavin isn't around.
Winter is half over. There may still be time for more excitement, but for now things are calm.

(Prompt - help define Gavin's role in the group.)

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« Reply #133 on: June 03, 2012, 01:39:52 AM »
He hasn't had any insights from the stone, has he? Just awesome fire powers?
I think he should act as a defender of the tribe, and also act to stop any crimes that occur.
We should also paint his furs red. 
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« Reply #134 on: June 03, 2012, 01:51:49 AM »
Mystify: We aren't facing either in enough quantity to account a dedicated role. Also, we have no idea how to dye furs and Gavin expresses annoyance at ruining his furs with paint.