I've plunged into the Amazon challenge and it's been so much fun! Thanks to @lovejess2
for recreating it from a Sims 3 version on Modthesims. For details, click here: The Amazon challenge.
For fans--here is the current family tree (SPOILERS for those who haven't read through yet!) : TRIBE WAHINE FAMILY TREE
Here's the generation five family tree update:
TRIBE WAHINE 5th generation
Also, as my tribe grew, I needed more than 8 sims to control in the household, so I use the larger household mod. Go here to download it and use in your game as well: Larger Household Mod
I'm proud to say this won EA's Spring Story Contest. You can check out the article about it here: Tribe Wahine
If you want to start your own challenge and would like to write a sim lit story too, check out @Julyvee94
's guide here: SimLit Guide
To start out, you need a creator--basically, the leader--a queen of the tribe.
Here is mine--Abra Wahine
Notice her necklace--that will be handed down to each creator as well as her bracelet.
This is her with her two slaves--Akamu Slave and Anakoni Slave
This is the beginning compound--the amazon's complex where only women live.
Pit of Death
The boys weren't working, so Abra, my creator, had to punish them by yelling. It worked!
When it's time to breed, Abra does a ceremony with the chosen slave. Little does he know this will seal his doom. When I first read the rules, I thought breeding slaves had to be terminated after breeding, but this is not the case. I didn't realize this until much later...unfortunate! But I'd have to excommunicate the breeding slaves anyway. You don't want everyone related to each other nor do you want your women to become attached.
Here, Abra finds out she's pregnant. She has mixed emotions because she must inform Akamu that it's his time to sacrifice himself for his tribe.
She's breaking the news to Akamu. So sad! But she's a strong amazon and knows what's good for her tribe.
Akamu is shaved and painted and given his last meal at night. When dawn breaks, he will be sacrificed.
Sacrificing ceremony. Akamu was a good slave, so he receives the rights of an honorable death.
Akamu was very strong--he lasted all day until the middle of the night. My other slaves went much quicker. He really was my best slave. I miss him!
For some reason, Grimmy wanted to have a discussion about Abra's unusual death practices. And he didn't wait until she was decent! She made her case for her culture, he pecked out a few notes on his ipad, and misted away.
(Abra: "Sorry, Grimmy, we're not like other sims who have burgers and fries! We eat off the land."
Time passed and the work was too much for Abra. She wasn't making much money at her job and she was down one slave. She needed a woman! Someone who could tend the garden, fish, and hunt for treasure.
This is Adda Green, her gatherer. I decided to make the other tribeswomen have their own surnames so we could keep up with which child was attached to which woman. All outfits will have green in them for my gatherers.
Adda is formally sworn in and ready to work!
Later, Akamu visits the creator. They share a special closeness. It's good for the clan that he leaves. Abra thinks about banishing his spirit, but can't bring herself to do it. She doesn't tell her gatherer, Adda, about her attachment. This could spell trouble in her tribe down the road.
Hope you like it. I know I'm having a blast playing it--especially with this strange culture. I'm thinking of making a whole amazon village, too. If you need an extra slave, I put the early version of Akamu on the Gallery.
He's listed under Chris Slave and you can find him with the hashtag #amazonchallenge
or go to my page under pammiechick. Here's a link to the gallery that hopefully will work: Chris Slave
I made him very slave worthy--angling ace, loves outdoors, neat. He's the best slave I've had so far--I've had five. One ran away and I still have two. Lots of drama!