Thursday, April 25, 2013

Generation Summaries

Generation 1:
(Original Legacy Rules)
Rebecca Avendale is born in Sunset Valley to unloving parents who care more for furthering their agenda than spending time with their daughter. When they die in Al Simhara, Rebecca is left with an old and bitter relative. Finally reaching adulthood, Rebecca leaves for Twinbrook to start a life, and name, for herself as a well known author. There, amidst money struggles and sacrifices to make ends meet, she gets to know, and begins to fall in love with local firefighter Goodwin, only to discover that he is already married with a child. Quickly realizing that she is not willing to destroy a little girl's happiness, Rebecca ends things with Goodwin while attempting to maintain the friendship. Not long after, she meets local inventor, Justin Kayes and their relationship swiftly takes a turn for the romantic. One hasty, yet beautiful wedding and short honeymoon to France later and Rebecca finds herself pregnant. Her bad luck continues though when the Grim Reaper comes to take Justin on their son, Shane's,
first birthday. In her grief, she begins believing she sees Justin around the house, talking to him like he is still alive. When she finds herself pregnant, she realizes that maybe she wasn't seeing things after all. After Tanner, their second son, is born, the hardships and loneliness set in and though she tries her best to not let things get to her, Rebecca is often frustrated with little things and at her wit's end. She decides to take a short vacation away on her own, leaving Shane in charge of his brother, hoping to rejuvenate and come home in a happier, healthier place. She never returns, leaving Shane, now a teenager, in charge of the house, bills, and his toddler brother.

Generation 2:
(Original Legacy Rules)
Without a say in the matter, Shane is suddenly left in charge of a toddler while trying to finish school. The only person who really even pays attention to what is going on and supports him is his girlfriend, Carrie Goode. Though he struggles with the responsibility and often questions whether he can handle it, he makes due with what he has. Unwilling to put aside his childhood dream of becoming a surgeon, Shane gets a job doing menial labor at the local hospital. One gas explosion, and countless hours (and simoleans) spent building a new house later, Shane finally decides he is ready to start a family of his own and proposes to Carrie. They don't spend long engaged and soon marry and start a family of their own. First, their daughter Uvie is born, and then, shortly after, Carrie
gives birth to twins, Vesper and Verne. His love for his children is so great that he can't help but resent his mother for abandoning him and Tanner. Though he worries constantly about money and providing for his family, Shane can't imagine his life without them. Though some family drama and hiccups occur along the way, the family is happy until late one evening when they discover that Uvie has gone missing. Though the police are involved and try their hardest to find her, the trail goes cold, leaving the family in a wake of chaos. The entire family struggles to find normalcy again but find that it's hard to come by.  Though Uvie is never found, the Avendales eventually make peace with this and they live on with their son and his family.

Generation 3:
(Original Legacy Rules)
Verne Avendale has always been the quiet one in the family. When his sister disappears, he tries his best to act normal, forcing smiles and taking over the care of Uvie's puppy. The police fail to find anything though and Verne is left feeling that the police didn't try hard enough. He decides to become a private investigator to help people when the police can't, or won't. During one of his local stakeouts, he meets a beautiful woman. After one date, he knows that he will marry her one day and he's right. After suffering a miscarriage, she comes clean to Verne about her past, young marriage and previous miscarriages. Thinking that they'll never have children, Verne and Abrielle adopt a baby and, just as they bring her home, Abrielle realizes she is pregnant again. There must have been something in the water because, not only is she able to have children, but she has a lot of children. First twins, then another little girl, then twins again. When the youngest set of twins become toddlers, Abrielle realizes how much she will miss babies in the house and asks Verne for another.
Unable to refuse his wife, he obliges. Her fertility complications catch up to her though and, in the process of giving birth to triplet girls, Abrielle dies in the maternity ward. Stricken with grief, Verne sends his 3 older children to boarding school, practically ignores the three younger children, and loathes his newborns. Mistake after mistake, fueled by alcohol and grief, Verne pushes his family away, leaving the older children to care for the younger. Only when Wren, the oldest, comes home from boarding school, does he realize the error of his ways. Some of the children, especially Yalena, the oldest of the children he kept home, resent his sudden interest in parenting though and he realizes that he may never be able to make up for mistakes.

Generation 4:
(Original Legacy Rules)
Yalena, the middle of nine children and a dreamer, feels betrayed and crushed when her father, in a drunken stupor on her sixteenth birthday, accuses her of killing her mother. The local bouncer consoles her and a friendship is formed, turning into a relationship. Her father finds out and forbids her to see Glen anymore but girls will be girls. Yalena continues to see Glen, sneaking around, and believes she loves him, giving him her virginity. It's only a few weeks later that she realizes she is pregnant. Glen, fearful that Verne will have him imprisoned, breaks things off with her and tells her that she should get rid of the baby. Finally realizing that life isn't a fairytale that will have a happy ending, Yalena runs away to Storybrook County to live with her older brother, intent on keeping her father from finding out about her pregnancy. She begins a new life, making friends at her new school, and she soon gives birth to a baby girl named Brielyn. Not learning from her mistakes though, she falls in love with another older man, Ace, who has a bit of a jealous streak. Pregnant again, Yalena believes that this time,
she and Ace will live happily ever after, even though she doesn't feel excited when Ace proposes. Verne, with Glen in tow, finds her and Glen decides he wants to be a part of their lives. He begins to try to woo Yalena back and when Ace sees this, he accuses Yalena of cheating, breaks off their engagement and demands a paternity test for their daughter, Camille. All throughout the man troubles, Yalena's best friend, Lyric is waiting in the shadows, trying to convince her to give him a chance, even though he's been dating Ace's younger sister since high school. Yet when she finally realizes that he is the one she wants, he's moved on, accepting her constant refusals. Eventually, they make it work, moving in together, having a baby, Dahlia, and getting married.

Generation 5:
(Random Legacy Rules)
Marital Status: Couple                                                     
# of Children: Two
Primary Income: Law Enforcement Super Spy               
Secondary Income: Journalist
Generation Goal: Social Bunny                                      
Miscellaneous Fun: Hands Off
A smart girl, Camille excels in school, especially when it comes to sciences and technology. Unbeknownst to her, she is targeted by a local cyber hacker and his sister. Together, they befriend her and trick her into hacking into a government computer upon which she is caught and arrested by the local police. Law enforcement determines she was conned and release her back into her mother's custody but the damage has been done. Lyric and Yalena both agree that Camille needs to leave as soon as she is old enough to prevent her from being a bad influence for Dahlia. Camille takes off to St. Claire when offered a job by law enforcement there due to her computer skills. She vows to find and catch Chad Burney, the man behind her life falling to pieces and to never trust anyone again. Eventually she and her partner (and best friend) Pearl track him down. An intense shootout occurs, killing Chad and leaving Pearl seriously wounded. Kicking herself with guilt, Camille tries to
forget everything by having a one night stand with local reporter Donovan Matter. Donovan continues to see Camille, as a friend, and they soon renew their affair. Camille becomes pregnant and contemplates an abortion since she doesn't want children. Pearl's insistence that Donovan should at least know leads Camille to confess to him. He proposes and she turns him down but promises him he can have the baby when it is born. After learning she is having twins, Camille reluctantly moves in with Donovan to better take care of both babies. As they live and sleep and take care of the children side by side, Camille slowly and almost imperceptibly falls in love with him. Years later, he proposes again, this time with her acceptance and a wedding.

Generation 6:
(Random Legacy Rules)
Marital Status: Single with Help                                                     
# of Children: Three
Primary Income: Culinary
Secondary Income: Blogger
Generation Goal: Perfectionist                                      
Miscellaneous Fun: Fighter
Evangeline sees her parents as perfect role models and strives to be as successful personally and professionally. She is accepted to university, with both her twin brother and her best friend, Renata. Evangeline marries her boyfriend, Neal, in a small, family-only ceremony after high school. Though Neal hopes his wife will choose school close to home, he accepts her dream and, come fall, Evangeline moves to campus with Emerson and Renata. Shortly after exchanging a drunken kiss at a frat party, the pair catch Evangeline making out with someone as well. Evangeline has every intention of coming clean to her husband but her desire for her parents' approval persuades her to keep the secret and she vows to never cheat again. Her promise doesn't last long and shortly into the new semester she has a one night stand. Though she tries avoiding him, Evangeline can't get Miles out of her head and decides to get to know him. Over the course of the next semester, Miles falls in love with her and begs her to leave Neal. She knows in her heart she's doing wrong and finally asks Neal for a divorce, leaving out her affair. The remainder of university goes smoothly, until graduation when Evangeline discovers she's pregnant just before her parents and Neal,
none of whom know about Miles, arrive to attend the ceremony. Once again, she finds herself keeping secrets as she comes clean about her affair but keeps the pregnancy to herself. Though Miles is ecstatic about starting a family and takes a job in St. Claire to be close, his schedule leaves him traveling often so Renata moves in to help with the baby. The death of Camille has Emerson seeking comfort in Renata's arms despite the fact that they've not pursued a romantic relationship together. They too have a baby together. Through traveling and long distance, jealousy, tempers and another cheating scandal, Miles and Evangeline make their relationship work and spend their golden years happily together.
Emerson and Renata remain only friends.

Generation 7:

1 comment:

  1. This is seriously beautiful, heaven! Your summaries are great too. /color me jealous.