VT says: I've had Kulo Seeri up and running for a couple of weeks now, but no pics of the first three months while the Nuidya got their lives back on track. I will be back to blogging once I get more snaps and a browser that still plays nice instead of refusing to let me add pics any more. :) Until then, here's a summary of the events of Spring 96:
Since the Great Wrightshead Storm, thirty-one years earlier, the Nuidya tribe have never stayed in one place long. Every settlement they have established since has been destroyed by (admittedly smaller) storms - some older Nuidya blame the vengeful spirit of the second leader of the tribe, known only as "The Arzep" (The Nameless One), a paranoid tyrant whose birth name, Azanni, meant "stormy" in Old Maltiazi. Seven young Sims survived the Great Storm, and this event is commemorated with a great festival (the Teeran ni Azara, or StormFest to you and me XD) every seven years.
After more than thirty years, the Nuidya had more or less accepted that they would end up becoming nomads... until Seeri, the new Kenja (the tribal leader, that is) came up with the idea of returning to the one place that lasted them nearly sixty years: the island where the founders of the tribe had first settled. They have been there for a few months now, and already uncovered late Arzep-era records that were thought to have been destroyed. They learned from those records that the year is actually 96, counted from the founding, and that none of the elders are actually elders yet. (VT says: In other words, I cleared out my room and found old notebooks that told me this stuff)
It is early summer in the new Kulo Seeri. One family has taken in an abandoned baby, found en route to the new village. Three of the women in the village are pregnant. One young couple has recently celebrated their engagement and a second has broken theirs off. The upcoming centenary - which happens to coincide with the year of the fifth Teeran ni Azara - is creating a lot of excitement, even though it's not for another four years yet. The past two months have seen a lot of late-night raids on the food stores; wild animals and lax security are most likely to blame. Two of the teenagers have suddenly developed an intense rivalry, while another of the younger girls has been acting very strangely lately...
Watch this space - the Nuidya will be back soon!