The Waterman Clan
Why Keep Going After You Where Done With Not So Berry?
I really love this family. I never thought I would get into the Sims4 so much, but I did. I enjoy having mermaids as well. There is also the time I have put into his family line. All the houses built, the lots I built. etc. I made Willow Creek goth theme (not the Goth Family). I'm not quite ready to give them up.
I plan on keeping track of all the lines that start with the 2nd generation of this family. The 2nd generation is also the 10th generation of my Not So Berry Take Two play through. Here they are in picture form. If you want to see more fleshed out information go to the family tree here: https://theplumtreeapp.com/trees/639f3e6f1fc58d2a01f2cae3.
Nix is the daughter of Rowan & Jade Waterman. She is the first biologically connected Sim to the Waterman line since the 3rd generation of my Not So Berry Take Two play through. She is also the 10th generation of said play through so her aspirations & traits are already predetermined.
Darya is the daughter to Nix & Davon Waterman. This generation I moved to short lifespan as mermaids tend to live a very long time as an elder. It was hard to randomize her traits.
Amatheia is daughter to Darya & Corey Waterman. She married an older man, gave him a kelp to turn mermaid, and have 3 step children. It seems the mermaids live very long as elders so she is waiting until she is almost an elder to have a child.
How Will I Determine Aspirations and Traits?
I'm not quite sure. Nix is generation 10 of the Not So Berry Legacy challenge, so hers are already predetermined. I know I want to focus on sea based aspirations, Island Living traits for a few generations. I want to play the Island Living pack as much as I can & as long as it stays fun for me. It also seems mermaids live a bit longer then regular Sims. Add that to the fact my Sims always seem to be fit & athletic as I always have a tread mill around and we have a recipe for long life. It will be interesting to see what happens.
Rules For Generations
The heirs will stay in the same house/lot. I renovated the Reef Finery lot in Sulani. There is 4 bedrooms so enough for the heir, parents of the heir, and at least one child of the heir.
I will probably have no more then 4 people in the house at a time.
Any kids not the heirs will be married off to heir partner & moved out as soon as they hit the young adult stage.
I will use the SimDa mod or download a mermaid from the gallery to find mates for the heir.
All Waterman lines I am watching will stay in their houses as well. This is made possible by enabling neighborhood stories and click the move in & move out options on the screen that pops up for neighborhood stories. It is per house so other Sims can & will move around, etc.
All biologically connected Waterman's will have 4 tattoos: tribal on the right shoulder, tribal on the left bicep, and tribal on both legs. Optional is the stars on the back.
All heirs will be buried at the graveyard I downloaded from the gallery and placed in Sulani.
All heirs will be married at the Sapphire Shores Venue lot I made, if they don't elope.
There will be no rules for love & marriage. The mermaids will be any sexual orientation & may change throughout their lives as I see fit.
There will be a matriarchal heir rule.
There will be no naming rules, but I may tend to name heirs water names I find on Google.
Heirs & their partners (if they have them) will be brought back as ghosts and go live in a retirement house in another world. Similar to what I've done with the Not So Berry generations. Nix will be the first to move to a retirement home & be buried on Sulani.
Any adopted children will not be able to have children with the Waterman name. If they get married they will take their partners name & any children (if they have any) will not be kept track of. This will remain mostly true unless I decide to turn the child into a mermaid. They will not be eligible for heir status regardless.
How Did I Get the Name Waterman?
All the way back in the restart of my Not So Berry Challenge play thorugh (it's why its called Take Two - a corrupted save file...) I decided I wanted to have a mermaid, but not any mermaid. I wanted a goth mermaid. That is what I looked for on the gallery as I wasn't comfortable enough in CAS to make my own. I also didn't have even a 1/4 of the the packs (I now have them all). I found the perfect goth mermaid made by user VampireLady. She has fabulous goth themed Sims.