Welcome back to Range Valley, population 12.
Meet Miriam Kane. She is a Fortune sim with the LTW to earn $100,000. Easy.
“But first I have to dig for treasure, right?”
Of course! Put your back into it!
During the traditional digging session, Dean Lee wanders by and greets the newest arrival.
“Oh, another real person! Welcome to Range Valley!”
“What does that mean?”
“Well, to be honest, most of the 12 population here aren’t real. They’re just imaginary.”
Troubled, Miriam goes inside to offer financial consulation. And to look up a few more details about her new home.
“It says here that there aren’t any ranges or valleys in Range Valley.”
Well, you’re the one who chose to move here without doing any research.
“I was taken in by the glossy brochures!”
Nevermind! We’ve all uprooted our lives and moved to the middle of nowhere on the basis of a brochure with nice pictures in it! Using the last of her funds, Miriam opens Art Wall.
“Hey! I hate you, newcomer!”
“I don’t know! I’m just needlessly agreesive to everbody around me!”
This woman shows up at businesses, tanks everybody’s stars by insulting them and shoving them, and leaves. She reminds me of me.
She still buys stuff from us, so I have no idea what’s going on in her head.
Miriam is interested in settling down at some point, so she starts dating around. Ira here is good for a date or two, but he is a Romance sim, so he’s probably not the best long term option.
Plus, Ira is totally blown out of the water once Miriam meets this lovely fellow, Nolan Das.
At least Ira doesn’t mind too much when he catches Miriam on a date with Nolan. Notice Ira’s bag there, indicating that he has still given us a present!
Thanks Ira! We sell it, because Art Wall needs more art and more walls.
Note to self: play with ACR settings, because Range Valley is absurdly fertile.
“At least we know for sure it’s Nolan’s baby.”
“Hey Nolan! So, you know how fun and casual our dating is?”
“I sure do! It’s the best! All the fun and none of the hassle of a real relationship! I wouldn’t trade that for anything, gosh I really do love how things are right now, and would never want anything different!”
“Right. Well. I’m pregnant.”
And it was that moment that Nolan realised that maybe he did want more. Miriam, too.
Miriam immediately rolled a want to propose to Nolan. Nolan accepted, and moved in. He is a popularity sim with the LTW to have 5 top level businesses. Finally, a challenge!
We get to work immediately with Kane’s, a clothing store because I would like my sims to have the option of not forever wearing the clothes the game puts them in. Kane’s is immensely profitable, as Miriam quickly builds up a gold sales badge. By the time the week ends, Kane’s is at level 5.
And Art Wall is at level 6. I may or may not have Miriam transfer Art Wall to Nolan. Six businesses in one household would probably be overkill.
Nolan rolls a want to get married, and to have a wedding party, and though I usually avoid parties, I allow it. It’s a cheap-ass backyard do, which is incidently what I am planning for my own wedding.
Unfortunately, pregnancy limits Miriam’s wedding dress options. Still, the two marry, and become Mr and Mrs Kane.
And the guests are too busy drinking to notice. Also, Dean has lost his hair because Nolan gave him a dodgy makeover. I’ll fix it in the next Lee chapter.
After a quick shower, Miriam stuffs Nolan full of cake, and the wedding is a roof-raiser!
And not a moment too soon. That night, Miriam goes into labour.
Welcome Zoya Kane, who is the spitting image of her mother.
The couple are pretty enamoured with their new baby. At this point, I roll for secondary aspirations for the two. Miriam is now Fortune/Pleasure and Nolan is Popularity/Family.
Time flies, and it’s Zoya’s birthday!
Zoya is beautiful! She very much looks like her mum, and might as well be her adorable clone!
Mum and baby are very fond of each other, and Zoya quickly learns to talk.
And we leave the happy couple together, maybe a bit quicker than Miriam had planned, but plans aren’t all that.
Playable Sims: 9
CAS-Sims Available: 0
Community Lots: 3
* Owned: 3
* NPC: 0
Total Lots: 3
Business Districts: 0
Uni funds: $43,106