And now for the real reason Im playing the spare. Im sure everybody remembers Chris the cowmascot who caused such trouble at university. Well its time she got her comeuppance.
It seems pretty fitting that the cow mascot gets eaten by the cow plant.
Serves her right for being so annoying, I dont think any of my sims liked her.Anyway, back to the legacy. As you will probably remember this is an alphabet legacy with all childrennamed after characters in the Discworld books by Terry Pratchett. As I havent updated in a while Illstart off with a quick recap of the characters.
The founder is Great ATuin, a knowledge sim with the life time want to max all his skills (hes gettingpretty close). Great ATuin started on a large empty plot of land.
After 7 days he married Robin, another knowledge sim with the life time want of becoming Chief ofStaff (shes also getting pretty close).Together they produced three children - Angua, Agnes (our host), and Albert.
The good people of boolprop.com voted Angua in as heir. In the last chapter she graduated fromuniversity with top honours and left to rejoin her family. Now that were all caught up on with theshow.
Anguas Diary - Day 1 (Yes Ive reset the days, otherwise by generation 26 itd be on day 884ish)Its been a long day. I arrived home in the morning, after four years at university its going to bedifferent living with my parents again, but Im going to make this work.When I first arrived home I really wasnt sure what I was going to do next, I know that I need someoneto share my life with and I know I want children. The problem is I didnt really meet anyone thatspecial at university, well except Dominic, but hes only just graduated and Im not sure if he wants tosettle down yet, or if he would want to settle down with me at all.
Dad introduced me to our mailman Tucker McAndrews. I think hes been planning this for a long time.The only problem is I dont really like him. Hes nice and everything theres just no spark, not like it iswith Dominic.We went on a date but it really wasnt great. I could see Tucker checking out the other womenaround, so at least I think the feelings mutual. I hate to disappoint dad but I cant settle down withsomeone I dont love.[I had been planning for Angua and Tucker to marry but they really dont get on and I dont like paringup sims against their will. Plus Tucker is a romance sim, and although romance sims can be great, Imnot planning on matching a romance sim with a family sim at this stage, maybe later.]
Anguas Diary - Day 1 additionalMy Date with Tucker made me realise who I really wanted. So I called Dominic and we talked. He toldme that he had loved me since college and he was worried that I didnt return the feeling, when hetold me that I invited him over immediately.
We spent a little while catching up and then I asked him if he would be prepared to settle down withme and be my husband.
He said yes and at that moment I knew I had made the right decision.
We wasted no time, I had already nearly let Dominic slip through my fingers I wasnt going to risk ithappening again.
We got married in the garden lit by candle light, with rose petals falling from the arch above, it waseverything I had ever dreamed of.
When we had exchanged our vows my parents applauded. Im glad that dad isnt too disappointedthat I didnt chose Tucker, and Im sure hell like Dominic.
Once we were married it was time to cut the cake. We took turns feeding the cake to each other andthen left the guests to enjoy the rest.
While we went upstairs to my, no our, newly furnished bedroom and celebrated our marriage.
Everyone had a great time at the wedding and waved us off on the honeymoon.[As good a time as any for Dominics stats. He is a Gemini, with 4 neat, 7 outgoing, 8 active, 3 playfuland 3 nice. He is a fortune sim with the life time want of becoming a Business Tycoon.]
Anguas Diary - Day 3The honeymoon was magical, it was lovely to be able to get away, even for a short while, and enjoybeing alone together.Today I received the happy news that Im going to be a mother very soon. Im so happy, it has been mydream for as long as I can remember to see 6 of my children happily married. Were now making astart towards fulfilling that dream.
Great ATuins Diary - Day 3With the excitement of my daughters wedding (not to the man I wanted, but he seems nice enough) Ihad forgotten that today was the day I go grey. As it was it came as a bit of a surprise, one minute Iwas my usual self, working on my charisma, the next my hair is grey and I cant quite stand up asstraight as I used to. Plus all of a sudden I have the feeling I shouldnt go to far from a toilet.
Old age comes with some perks, Im now a gentleman of leisure, with a reasonable pension - $499,enough that I dont feel Im a drain on the family bank account.
As Im now an OAP I decided it was time to go for a more dignified look, not too bad if I do say somyself (and Robin quite likes it too).
Dear MumIts amazing how much has happened recently. When I graduated from Unseen U I never thought thatId end up here. At university Angua was the girl from the legacy family who was destined to inheritthe family land and money, she was special and I was sure she had someone special back home, theselegacy heirs usually do. We spent some time together sure, but I thought we were just messing about,she certainly never gave me any reason to think it was serious and never dared tell her how I felt.
Then after I graduate I get a phone call from her saying that she wants me to be that special someoneif I want to. It must have taken a lot of guts for her to say that, shes always been very shy. Things afterthat are a bit of a whirl, were now married and our first kid is on the way. Ive gone from being a newgraduate with no idea of his future to husband, father-to-be and member of the Discworld family(plus Angua always cooks me omelettes for breakfast, you know how much I love them).Love Dominic
Hey sis,The baby arrived today. Mum had warned me about the pain but I wasnt prepared for how intense itwould be. I suppose Im going to have to get used to this if I want 6 children (or even 10). Mum andDominic were very supportive (although Dominic was a bit peeved that I interrupted breakfast, heloves his omelettes).
I lost track of how long the labour lasted, but when it ended I was holding a darling little baby girl. Hername is Bethan and she has her fathers blue eyes, my brown hair and a combination of our skintones. I still cant quite believe that Im a mother, I love my little Bethan more than anyone else in theworld (except Dominic of course), and to think, therell be at least another 5 babies to come.[Bethan appeared in Light Fantastic, she was going to be a virgin sacrifice until Cohen the Barbarianrescued her]
And I think the next one is already on the way. Yes I know its quick, but if I want to have 6 (or 10) ofthem I cant afford to wait around.What else has happened recently? Mum got another promotion, shes now a surgeon so whateveryou do dont get sick enough to need an operation (but dont tell her I said that). And dad is gettingreally close to his goal, he said something about having only body to go.Talk to you soonAngua
Dear Albert,I know youre busy with the new business (too busy to answer the phone) but I though you mightwant to know how things have been going around here. Well Dad is happy, he says hes finally finishedlearning everything there is to know, so now he can be the devoted grandfather he wants to bewithout having to worry about himself.
It was Bethans birthday the other day (I did tell you about Bethan didnt I), we didnt have a party,you know I dont really like them, but we did get her a cake.
Shes become a lovely little toddler, she seems to love being around people, she wont leave us aloneand is constantly under foot, I dread the day she learns to talk. She a bit messy, not as bad as youwere though.[Bethan is a Gemini with 4 neat, 9 outgoing, 8 active, 3 playful and 3 nice, shes actually very similar toDominic]
Dad loves little Bethan he immediately took it upon himself to teach her to walk, talk and use thepotty. I mind a little, but it does mean I can take extra care of myself given that Im pregnant again (Idid tell you about that last time we spoke).Mum and Dominic are doing well at work, mums now a Medical Researcher and Dominic is a JuniorExecutive. I still havent found a job although I keep looking.
Dominic spends quite a lot of time looking out the windows, Ive no idea what hes looking for, to behonest Im not sure whether he know himself.
We had a bit of a scare earlier today. One of Dominics work friends picked up Bethan, we were a littleconcerned what she was going to do with her (you know what townies are like). But it was a falsealarm, she was actually being helpful, she bathed Bethan and played with her for a while.Anyway, thats all the news for now, give us a ring sometime.Love Angua
Anguas Diary - Day 8The new baby was born today. I think its getting easier, or maybe thats just wishful thinking givenhow many times Im going to do this.
Dad was there like last time supporting me, unfortunately Dominic was at work this time, it was quitea surprise for him when he got home.
The baby is another little girl, this one is named Berilia and has my hair and skin and grandfatherseyes.[Berilia is one of the elephants that stand on the back of Great ATuin and support the Disc. I dontthink the gender of the elephants is ever mentioned so, as Im lacking nice B girls names, Im using itfor a girl]
Great ATuins Diary - Day 8Im a little worried about Angua. She gave birth to her second child and simply handed her to me togo and make the bed. I know shes always been neat but this is getting ridiculous.
I do love my new grand daughter though, its nice to see my eyes coming through as none of mychildren has them.
As soon as Dominic arrived home Angua said something about getting to work on the next one andpulled him upstairs. I like all these grandkids but surely she can take it a bit slower.
Ive quite warmed to my son-in-law, he certainly produces adorable children. Plus hes doing prettywell at work, I believe hes now an executive.
Dominics Diary - Day 9Yesterday was been very eventful. First my wife gave birth to our second child, then I get a promotionand lastly I go out on a late night stroll and return a vampire.
At first I was a little worried about how the family would react to my change, but theyve actuallybeen very understanding, in fact I think Great and Robin would quite like the experience of beingvampires, but Angua has said that there is no way Im turning her parents.They built a small crypt along side the garage. It has everything I need so I can escape the sun duringthe day. Theyve even provided me with a car with specially tinted windows so I can still drive to workin daylight. Thanks to the car Ive been promoted again, Im now senior manager.
And of course I have a coffin so that I can sleep safely during the day without having to worry aboutsunlight.
The new arrangements work out quite well. It means that Angua and her parents can look after thechildren when the sun is out, and I can take over at night. Its great to know that the children willalways have someone around to look after them.
Of course there is a little while in the evenings when I can emerge from my coffin and spend time withmy wife, as a result of that we have a third baby on the way.
Great ATuins Diary - Day 9Dominics condition fascinates me, I would love to study it first hand, but Dominic tells me that Anguahas said a definite NO to that idea.Oh yes it was also a double birthday, first Bethan who is a curious child and nearly managed to grab acandle when I held her up the cake.
Shes a very pretty child, she appears to take after her father quite a bit.
It was also Berilias, Dominic brought her to the cake himself, Im quite impressed that despite thefascination of his new life he still wants to spend time with his children.
Berilia is a very cute toddler. I can see a lot more of Angua in her than in Bethan. Shes even moreactive than her sister although neater with it, not quite as interested in people though.[Berilia is a Scorpio with 10 neat, 7 outgoing, 10 active, 3 playful and 3 nice]
Hey SisOnce again I missed out on teaching my daughter the essential skills. Dominic took advantage of hisnocturnal tendencies and was her teacher, I believe her first words were something along the lines of"Why Dada blue?".
I honestly dont begrudge Dominic the chance to bond, but Id really like to have spent the qualitytime with my daughters.
I was more than a little worried when I first learnt that Dominic had become a vampire, and I wouldstill like to see him return to being human, but at least I know he loves me as much as he always didand that that will never change.
I though you might like to see this picture of little Berilia, isnt she adorable. And before you sayanything, no Im not fat, Im pregnant again. Bethan is delighted to learn shell soon have anotherlittle brother or sister (secretly I hope for a boy, not that my girls arent wonderful, its just Id like achange).
Mum and dad are still as romantic as ever. He constantly surprises her with a kiss or a hug, Ive evenfound him serenading her in the kitchen.
Mum really appreciated the present you got her for her birthday (she was a bit disappointed youcouldnt be there but understood that you had to spend all your time with the newborn).
Shes as pretty as an elder as she was as an adult, you must come and visit to see for yourself.
I must here though, this pregnancy is rougher on me than the last one was, Im forever falling asleepin the middle of doing things, its getting quite embarrassing.Talk to you again soonAnguaP.S. Im serious about you needing to visit, and Id love to meet my nephew and nieces.
Dear AlbertIm glad to hear the business is doing well (and that you finally called), I hear youre opening a newshop as well. Since you called there have been a couple of changes around here.
For starters Dominic has become very protective of me since I told him I was having a rougher timewith this pregnancy. If I let him he would probably spend the entire night by my side, but he has otherthings he needs to do.
The biggest change is that I now have 3 children.
Once again I gave birth in the kitchen with mum, dad and Dominic looking on.
Boddony is another girl with her fathers eyes, my hair and a mix between our skin tones.[Boddony is a dwarf who works in a print room. All Discworld dwarfs have beards and wear chainmail,and for a long time all dwarfs were referred to as male (that is beginning to change in the more recentbooks), because of this a large part of dwarven mating rituals is gender determination. Because of thisBoddony is another name which could be used for either gender, as I have plenty of male names Imgoing to use it for a girl.]
Everyone was delighted to meet her (you are welcome to come and visit at some point yourself).
So I now have three daughters (all of them beautiful), Im not finished yet though. I know you thinkIm crazy but its what Ive always wanted and Im lucky enough to be in a position where I can fulfilmy dream. Its not different from what youre doing with those businesses of yours.
Dad adores his grand daughters and spends all the time he can with them. I think if he had his way noone else would get to do anything for them.
Its wonderful having him here to help, especially as Ive finally found a job, Im now in lawenforcement working as a SWAT Team Leader (Im amazed they were willing to give that position to anunemployed pregnant woman, but I guess the degree really does count for something).
Mum has finally reached her goal, she got her final promotion to Chief of Staff and is very content.
In celebration she was the one to carry Berilia to her birthday cake.
The entire household gathered to watch the birth (because of Dominic all of this kind of thing have tobe held after dark).
Isnt she pretty, dad says she looks a lot like I did when I was that age (apart from her eye colour ofcourse).
Mum decided that with all the children around (and another one on the way) it was time for her tofinish working and retire.
So shes now like dad - a lady of leisure, with a reasonable pension ($425). She says shes lookingforward to long hours with a book, or playing chess with dad (you know how alike they are).I must end this letter here as were expecting the headmaster anytime soon, wish us luck (although bythe time you get this well already know the verdict).Love AnguaP.S. Is it true that Jennas pregnant, if so congratulations.
Headmasters report.Name of Parents: Dominic and Angua DiscworldNumber of candidates: 2Names of candidates: Bethan and Berilia
Notes:Was greeted by Great ATuin Discworld, father of the candidates. Nice old man, but a little odd.Given tour of house. Very nice place, large enough for family of this size. Plenty of artwork around thehouse. Was slightly puzzled why they own four copies of same statue, but very nice pieces. Bathroomsespecially lovely.
Meal excellent, nice to have turkey as a break from pork chops. Mrs Discworld charming if a bitorange.Slightly concerned by younger daughters negative feelings toward older sister but Mrs Discworldassures me that its nothing serious.Nice to see family bonding though not sure dining room right place for dancing.Verdict: Accept
Great ATuins Diary - Day 13After the headmaster had left (odd man, I dont understand why he was so strange around me) it wastime for Boddonys birthday (we had purposely delayed it for a few hours so as not to disrupt thevisit).
Shes a lovely little girl, I can see both Angua and Dominic in her features. She is as active as Berilia,always crawling off as soon as anyone puts her down. Unlike her sisters shes not that fond of people(reminds me of Angua) and would much rather be alone with her toys.[Boddony is a Virgo with 10 neat, 1 outgoing, 10 active, 3 playful and 3 nice]
Angua is a wonderful mother, she doesnt let her pregnancy get in the way of caring for her children,Im very proud of her and cant wait until the birth of my next grandchild. Although once again I wasthe one who taught Boddony her toddler skills, Angua was ready to collapse and although sheprotested I insisted she went to bed.
Great ATuins Diary - Day 15Im glad to see Bethan taking after me in some ways, shes still a child and yet has already maxed herlogic skill.
Accompanied by plenty of screaming Angua gave birth again today.
To her first son Brutha, has blonde hair, brown eyes and light skin (very much like my darling wife), asthe first boy of this generation Im sure hell be doted on. Hes also the last baby Angua will have forawhile as the house is full at the moment. Shes going to have to be content to wait until Bethanmoves out to have another baby.[Brutha is the lead character in Small Gods, he starts as a novice in the Omnian Church and has anexcellent memory, in the book he becomes the only one who can hear the God Om talk to him andbecomes a prophet.]
Thats it for this chapter, Ill leave with a picture of the Discworld women welcoming the first boy ofgeneration 2 into the world.(Im not quite finished yet however, turn the page to see more of Agnes interesting children)
Back at the little brick house (which isnt so little anymore), Agnes and Christas children have becometeens, and have grown into their looks a little. Dillon is a tough, smelly knowledge sim.
Bianca has become a quite striking romance teen.
Theyve also been joined by Elaine the angst ridden middle child.
Gemma, who looks a lot like Dillon did (except female).
And Hannah, who really is a girl.(Fiona, Gemma and Hannah were a result of me getting both Agnes and Christa pregnant at the sametime. Christa gave birth to Fiona, and Agnes had twins Gemma and Hannah, there was no cheese cakeinvolved).
Lets leave these two alone now (or as alone as they can get with 6 kids). Come back next time to seehow big generation two will get.