Part 143: 1340: Choosing a King
Mr Tan posted:
This is a little behind, but I'm looking at the Apple clan's illustration, and ... is that a woman wearing a fake beard in the background??
Apples get tricksters too, you know.
The tribe is formed! Now we must choose a king.
A sad note: to get support to be king, you must give lots of gifts. We don't have lots of gifts, because we just gave lots of gifts to everyone to form a tribe. We may not be able to afford becoming king at the moment. But we can accept gifts from everyone who just got a pile of gifts and is now trying to become king!
Now that you have other clans wanting to join with you and become a tribe, you must choose a king. The king must be able to lead and protect the people of the tribe; he or she must be strong and generous. Once a candidate is chose, that candidate must design and complete a sacred rite unique to your tribe. All future kings will have to undergo these rites as well.
Nominate a member of your clan.
Support a candidate from the clan most obligated to you.
Support a candidate from the strongest fighting clan.
Support the candidate who is the most generous to you.
Wait, then throw support to whoever seems poised to win.
Even though I feel that I could lead the tribe, we must better our relations first.
It is rare for two consecutive kings to be chosen from the same clan. There is no point in waiting--let us seize the glory now!
We only select a nominee. The gods and spirits who oversee the rites of kingship truly choose the king.
Only a rich clan can play the game of kings.
It is better to support a king and get cows, than to be a king and give cows.
The main reason to form a tribe is mutual protection, so we must provide the king.
Allow me to test my eloquence!