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Behold the Korath! Evii Plays Galactic Civilizations II: Twilight of the Arnor
Evi I Paladin

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Prologue: A Bit of Background...
Greetings, fellow Tropers! This is my first real Liveblog so I hope you all will be patient with me. Let me introduce my game subject.

From the Other Wiki's page on it...

A powerful, highly advanced civilization, remembered in legend only as the Precursors, colonized much of the galaxy thousands of years ago. As younger species throughout the galaxy began to develop the beginnings of their own primitive civilizations, it led to a philosophical rift within Precursor society. The Arnor faction wanted to guide the younger races toward enlightenment. The Dread Lord faction wanted to exterminate them.

This dispute erupted into a catastrophic civil war. The Dread Lords came close to destroying the Arnor in the war's final battle. However, before the final blow was struck, the Dread Lords and the Arnor both mysteriously vanished.

The younger races eventually began to explore the galaxy on their own but their progress was slow. The first wave of exploration was made possible after the invention of stargates. A stargate was expensive to build and would only transport a ship to another stargate, which first had to be constructed at the destination.

The youngest race, Humanity, obtained plans for the construction of a stargate after the Arcean civilization initiated first contact with them. Human scientists realized that, with the inclusion of a fusion power source, the technology behind the stargates could be modified to create a hyperdrive engine. Hyperdrive allowed starships to travel great distances on their own.

With the entire galaxy now within easy reach, the major space-traveling civilizations began a race to explore, colonize and, in some cases, conquer the galaxy. Armies were mobilized, fleets of warships were built and the galaxy was once again on the verge of total war. As the younger races prepared themselves for the coming conflict, the Dread Lords returned.

The player must guide Humanity's actions as they attempt to prevent Precursor technology from being discovered by their enemies, fight a galactic war between the major powers and survive the onslaught of the genocidal Dread Lords.

So that's a basic idea on the setting. But how does the game handle?

It is a turn-based strategy game about conquering the galaxy, obviously! But the extent of that is that it plays quite a bit like other civilization games. But in SPAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACE! Oh and this is substantially larger than most, with Immense sized galaxies being the largest size. And they aren't kidding when they say Immense. But I don't have the willpower to liveblog something that long... There is a shitload of static bonuses that you'll be paying attention to, like Soldiering and Military Production.

So let's get started then!

First things first; we have to set-up the galaxy we are starting in. So let's look at what we need to pick...

Now that we are done that, let's pick a race. Our options are...

Nah, I won't bother listing them. Too much effort. Let's just skip to who we are using.

The Korath Clan. They were formerly part of the Drengin Empire, who are assholes who plan on conquering all planets in the galaxy. The Korath find this stupid. Instead, they prefer to just wipe out all life besides their own. Hurray for being blatantly and unrepentently evil!

As the Korath Clan, we have access to the Special Ability known as Super Annihilator. It allows us to build a Spore ship that eliminates all life on a planet and turns it into a toxic world. Fun for the whole family.

In addition, we get the Racial Abilities of...

So now let's get to the customization!

Setting up five random races at Normal difficulty, and away we go!

ONWARDS! TO DEATH!
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