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Alright, I freaked out again.  And this time uninstalled the Sims 3 and reinstalled the Sims 2.  I am never going back!
I have started the Royal Kingdom Challenge (entirely from memory).  I currently have 6 families.
1st is the Royal couple, King Alric & Queen Anne Bronin.  They had 6 children before the Queen died in childbed.  Only 4 of the children reached adulthood (Princess Anne, Princess Orella "Ella", Prince Albert, and Prince Magnus)
2nd is the noble Cromwell family, Earl Zachary & Lady Arabella.  They had 6 children also before Lady Arabella died in childbed.  4 of their children reached adulthood (Lady Constance, Lord Viktor, Lord Hektor, and Lady Clarissa)
3rd is the noble Danneville family, Earl Walter & Lady Sarah.  They had 9 children before Lady Sarah died in childbed.  6 of their children reached adulthood (Lady Godiva, Lord Ragnar, Lord Archibold, twins Lord Hagan & Lord Henry, and Lady Floria)
4th is the peasant Brown family, John & Margaret.  John and Margaret are farmers who welcomed only one child before Margaret died in childbed. John married another Margaret, Margaret Joynes.  They had a daughter also named Margaret.  He married again to Carolyn "Caryl" Zarubin.  They had no living children and Caryl died giving birth.  John then married Trista Shaw.  They currently have 1 child a son named Saul.  This means John has 3 living children: Solomon, Margaret, and Saul.
5th is the peasant Smith family, Aiden & Catherine.  Aiden and Catherine are also farmers who had 2 daughters (Christiana & Adela) together before Catherine's death.  Aiden then married Jane who gave him 4 healthy daughters (Alis, Elaisse, Lynne, and Kinna) before her death.  By this time Aiden's eldest daughter Christiana had reached sexual maturity and was carrying her father's child.  Aiden married young Christiana and they welcomed another daughter (Catherine).  Christiana died giving birth to her 4th child (Catherine is the only who survived infancy).  Aiden then seized the opportunity to marry is next eldest daughter Adela who was already heavily pregnant with a bastard child whose paternity was unknown.  Adela died in childbirth along with her baby daughter.  Aiden is now an elder and barred from marrying a childbearing woman.  He has 3 surviving children (Elaisse, Lynne, and Catherine)
6th is the peasant Strong family, Joseph & Lia.  Joseph and Lia are farmers who welcomed only one child before Lia died in childbirth.  Joseph then married ?  She died before baring any living children.  Joseph then married his 1st wife's cousin, Mary.  Joseph and Mary had twins, Malice & Mary, who took their mother's life at birth.

 
 
In my last sim-related post my 1st emperor was still a very young man.

The Imperial Family:  Now Mosl Fufidius is approaching his elder years and his wife, Empress Eaugha (formerly Lady Eaugha Erminio) is no longer able to bear children.  Mosl and his queen have 6 kids: an heir and only son (Prince Nereos) & 5 daughters (Princesses Kininia, Tiaycia, Essolia, Nyisia, and Vorylia).  Mosl and Eaugha have 1 grandchild (Lord Tycho Ermino) through their eldest daughter, Kininia.
Mosl's uncles (Princes Esamu & Traic) have passed on and passed on their genes with their living offspring totaled being (twins Leelaos & Lemoos Imesaugo, Prince Divios, Princess Nalinia, Princess Denylia, Prince Niwios, twins Aesse & Aesty Bonafacio, Princess Aldolia, Princess Hinynia, and twin Princesses Tanelia & Tinysia)

The Patrician Family:  The current head of the Patrician Erminio family is Lord Quivios Erminio (son of Lord Eusky Erminio & Princess Eani Fufidius).  Quivios is married to Emperor Mosl's eldest child, Princess Kininia, and they have a newborn son.
Quivios' relatively young uncles (Lord Kelyos & Lord Unteous) are just now starting their families.  Kelyos is married for a 2nd time and expecting his 1st child.  Unteous has yet to marry but is engaged to a young princess.

The Plebian Family:  The head of the Plebian Ovidius family is Lyeasia (only child of Erodu & Yari).  Lyeasia is newly married to her much older uncle (Yers Ovidius) and they have just welcomed a son.
Lyeasia's other uncles (Yaleo & Yingi) are both elders and are starting to have grandchildren pop up.

The Slaves:  The heads of the slave families are as follows...
Darrd Ugo and his heir is his eldest son Minios who currently has only a daughter Kalliope Ugo...
Ineonia Bonafacio and her heir is her eldest son Tykeos...
Entheoyos Servius and his heir is his eldest son Engios...
 
 
Sorry its been so long.

Who am I talking too?  No one reads this!

I got another PlantSim...Yay!  So excited.  Ma Fu turned into a PlantSim in her golden years.  I spawned her a daughter (Maych Fu) and then turned her back.  I am not letting elders be PlantSims.  I don't know why, but I'm not!  Also I got some more PlantDaddies from ModTheSims2.  So I was so excited to see what Maych looked like because she would have a different PlantDaddy then Yleri's two boys (Yaleo & Yishi), they have Ideal PlantSim as their PlantDaddy.  Maych had black hair and skin 4.  Which was fine cuz I had one skin 4 boy left that didn't have a mate.  So Maych has married Oo-Oo Ugg.  I am still having trouble breeding skin 2 & 3 kids.  My inbetween skin sims (the Oworos) both have children, but they aren't making inbetween babies.  They are making skin 4s.  Yleri has two daughters with Oo-Oo Ugg and they both have skin 4.  Her Plantbabies are skin 2 but they are brothers.  I need Erodu to make a skin 2 or skin 3 kid for them to mate with.  Erodu has a son, I think, with Adduh Ugg.  But his son, Adlth has skin 4, too.  So still working on getting some more mixier kids.  Maych and Oo-Oo might make a mixed baby, cuz she has skin 1 genes from her mom.  Heres to hoping.

Also I have a couple Generation 3 teens.  Finally.  Almost Roman time!!

Also Fuma Fu died.  I don't know if I've already addresses that.  Her mate, Erman, has now taken Fuma's little sister Ishyi as a bride.  Also after Fuma's death, her daughter was taken by the social worker.  Thats the 1st and only (so far) Generation 3 kid that I've lost.
 
 
My 1st couple created for the challenge (Ugg & Duh) aged into elders.  I was so proud but also didn't really believe that any real neanderthals made it to 65.  Ugg and his eldest son, Ungers, died in the craziest fire that night.  Probably about a 7x7 square of their yard just burst into flames gobbling up Ungers.  I knew he couldn't be saved and anyone who tried would also be claimed by the flames so I told everyone to run inside (except Lala who was passed out in the cave).  But I was unable to save Ugg, who was standing 1 square from the conflagration.  So Duh was now a widow with a pregnant teenage daughter-in-law and a young granddaughter.  Lala gave birth the next day (of course to a daughter because of the dead parent rule) and we call the baby Uraye.  I figured that the next oldest son, Daimer, would usually inherit the woman so I moved him back in (the move-in money really didn't affect the game - he brought $7).  A Ceremony of Ownership was performed and now he and Lala are expecting a child.

I've had several generation 3 births now, 10 or maybe 11.  Even a plantbaby, Yaleo Oworo.  I don't really know what to do with Yaleo.  He will be an adult in 3 days but hes going to be the age of the generation 2 kids.  Should he be put on a lot and not interacted with or allow him to canoodle with the gen 2 kids?  Mod the Sims is down right now or I'd go look at the rules but I'm sure that plantsims were addressed.  I've decided to spawn a plantbaby every Monday.  I would like to download some sort of multiple ideal plantsims though for some variety and so they aren't all siblings.  Even though right now they are gonna be anyway because they will all have the same mommy, Yleri Oworo (my only plantsim).

Okay, gotta clean and cook while the baby is out with daddy.  No excuses to not accomplish real world tasks right now!
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elders, Duh & Ugg
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the fire that claimed Ugg and Ungers
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Yleri Oworo and her son, Yaleo
 
 
Last time I posted I was having an issue about what to do with my skin 2 kids (Hari & Tassh - sole survivors of the mixed skin Har family).  Well, they have gone the way of their parents and sister Cayna - FIRE!  As teenagers, both Hari & Tassh died in a cave fire.  Hari's bed burst into flames and Tassh paid the ultimate price trying to save him.  But I had decided what to do with them since I didn't have anyone to pair them with.

I'll start with the skin 1 families.  The Fu family has 4 living children (a daughter Fuma, and 3 boys Uelmy, Esamu, & Traic).  The Mo family died without any children making that line extinct.  So I created a new skin 1 family - a brother and sister (Erman & Ermy).  I have paired the only Fu daughter with the only Erm son (Fuma & Erman are married).  I then paired the oldest Fu son with the only Erm daughter (Uelmy & Ermy are married).  That leaves me with 2 unattached skin 1 boys (Esamu & Traic Fu).
Now the skin 4 families.  The Ugg family has 5 living children (2 daughters Unga & Adduh and 3 boys Ungers, Daimer, & Oo-Oo).  The Bo family consists of orphaned brother and sister (Bodba & Lala).  So I paired the oldest Ugg daughter with the only Bo son (Unga & Bodba are married).  Then I paired the oldest Ugg son with the only Bo daughter (Ungers & Lala are married).  That leaves me with 2 unattached skin 4 boys (Daimer & Oo-Oo Ugg) and 1 unattached skin 4 girl (Adduh Ugg).
Okay, then the skin 2 & 3 family.  The Har family had 3 children before mom, dad, and their middle child were killed in a fire.  That left an orphaned son and daughter.  But they died in another fire so afterward.  That makes the Har family extinct.  I created a new mixed skin family that consists of a boy and a girl (Erodu & Yleri Oworo).  I am not going to marry either of them to anyone.  But I am going to allow them to breed.  Erodu will mate with Adduh Ugg (who will also mate with Bodba Bo).  If the children are born with skin 2 or 3, then they will live with Erodu and take him name.  If they are born with skin 4 they will live with Adduh or Bodba (I haven't decided where Adduh will be living yet).  Yleri also will mate with the unattached males of skin 1 and skin 4.  Same rules apply.  Her children's living situation and class will be determined by their skin color.  If the child has her skin tone, I won't even bother investigating its parentage.  It is unimportant and I have silent pregnancy, so I won't know until morning sickness or the 1st pop.

I think this will be fun, but crazy to keep up with.  Also the Oworo family has the added hardship (besides raising children without mates) of living on the Har lot with 5 fire ghosts!