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    267 KB A Frost Giant is Thee ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)16:59 No.10891493  
    rolled 1, 4, 5 = 10

    #55: http://www.mediafire.com/?kyn3ymjgglm
    #56: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/10117592
    #57: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/10161840
    #58: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/10274944
    #59: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/10320460
    #60: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/10602809
    #61: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/10739498
    #62: http://www.mediafire.com/?qwmayd2zwmq
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:02 No.10891565
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    Oh man, the last thread died before I managed to put my proposition for the next timeskip.

    I wanted us to send emissaries to other two countries to work out a deal similar to Matmer and Cyreth. They would supply 50% workforce each and build a line to capital from the neutral hub that I marked out in the map
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:03 No.10891576
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    rolled 1, 1, 2 = 4

    It is autumn. Bountiful harvests and a long string of R&D successes have increased your confidence, and made your citizens even more hopeful than usual. DCE's best efforts have secured the names of some of your would-be saboteur's co-conspirators, most of whom are on the rail teams. You have been promised that they will be dealt with as the situation requires, but, as always, you remain in command should you have specific plans. A valve blockage caused Loco 4's emergency shutdown yesterday, but there is little to no damage to the engine. This incident was not an accident, and is being investigated.

    The Conclave idly reports that Erivrus's simpler design specs have been cracked and the military is now capable of producing living siege engines, though without the forge functionality, golems, or main cannon. The network of government-directed learning institutions has, through study of the Bernoulli Effect, come up with a design for a fixed-wing glider, much different from the ancient and little-understood Ornithopter patterns. Avan Acquisition continues its march to the capital, increasing its production capacity daily with no end in sight.

    News of your Project Zeppelin has been circulating for awhile and born fruit, in the form of a tentative development offer. The government is interested in acquiring several specialized Zeppelin designs, among them a high-speed, one-ton courier, a five-ton diplomatic transport, and a ten-ton cargo vessel. What they want to know, first of all, is if their designs are workable, which Vasian thinks they are. Your new channels in Matmer, established due to your rail agreement, have yielded an interesting bit of information: The people of Matmer have been excavating a dangerous silvery substance that inflicts grievous injuries on those who are exposed to it without the proper precautions. They are using it, combined with heavily-shielded containers, to generate heat. This substance matches your description of Plutonium.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:03 No.10891586
    Also, cool that you managed to save the last thread.
    We kind of hurfed at that one. this time archive as soon as we hit the limit.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:07 No.10891688
    rolled 1, 6, 1 = 8

    It is probable that the government is already negotiating with both nations for just such a deal. Given the nature of these agreements, and the immense potential profit they represent, the government will probably be involved in some way in most of your dealings with other powers. This can also be seen as one of the prices for all of the assistance you've gotten from them.

    Was sup/tg/ up at that time?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:09 No.10891709
    Suptg is technically up via proxies, but I can't access anything in the 24.xxx.xxx.xxx domain of IPs from where I am, of which suptg is one.
    Still, proxies and tunnelling get me all the bitches.
    >> Researcher Sam 07/02/10(Fri)17:10 No.10891757
    Wow. Just, wow. That picture really drives it home just how far we've come.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:11 No.10891764
    rolled 6, 3, 2 = 11

    I see. Perhaps I should package all the previous threads in a mediafire download or two, just in case.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:11 No.10891769
    I personally can't figure out why, either. What countries and ISPs are you dudes with, and are you able to access suptg directly?
    Australia here.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:12 No.10891800
    rolled 4, 2, 6 = 12

    United States.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:13 No.10891825
    Wonder what the fuck is up with that IP range then. If you can't access 24.xxx.xxx.xxx and neither can I, but we're in totally different parts of the world, then something retarded is going on.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:14 No.10891853
    Government or not. We can send Zeps there to start negotiating faster and supply the construction.
    If we manage to connect the 4 countries (also make sure in the deals that they use ONLY our type of rails, I assume we already did that) it does not matter that AA connects to capital faster than us.

    Also, start on building rail lines in capital. First make a network connections inside the capital, then start connecting all neighboring towns, then go north.
    Try to ferry all the production to the capitals side.

    Crank up rail production to the max.

    As one anon suggested previous time, make 1 Zep a month constantly improving them. Make sure that magic and hybrid R&D work on them too. Our worlds highest level Zeps could go 80mph and carry 10,000 ton but here we could use all kinds of magic to make them better (like charms for better wind, lighter craft, etc)

    suptg was streaming at the time but the request interface was still there, so I am not sure if that would have worked or no.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:15 No.10891859
    rolled 4, 1, 1 = 6

    Oh, I've never had any problems with that range, but sup/tg/'s archive occasionally goes down for streaming, or has other difficulties.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:16 No.10891887
    >Avan Acquisition
    are they beating us?
    WTF that's not even natural!
    Ask to cease all mining operations, tell them that it is an INCREDIBLY dangerous material, but that only we know how to turn it into a weapon, therefore give it all to us.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:17 No.10891907
    I think subproc meant uranium
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:18 No.10891932
    About the conspirators.

    Have them all go through the same questioning procedure. Ah, have DCE write down EVERYTHING during the questionings. Have the criminals sign confessions and shit... build up a case in other words. If we had worked out recording devices this would have been even better.

    Also, give Jereth a bit more time to come up with better way to mind probe he can use magic R&D as he sees fit for that matter but in the end I want those fuckers to be probed. While we know other agents in our midst, we don't know who sent them originally.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)17:19 No.10891964
    >This substance matches your description of Plutonium.

    That would be Uranium. Plutonium doesnt occur naturally does it?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:20 No.10891975
    1. They would never cease doing that.
    2. Do not reveal the immense value of the material, man.

    We should better trade for it. But we need containment facilities and protection equipment first. We should stop trading that material for now.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:21 No.10891988
    Seconding trading, we can simply creade huge lead containers with magic...
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:22 No.10892005
    rolled 4, 6, 1 = 11

    All negotiations for rail service involving Dreamwood stipulate that your rail designs must be used.

    Capital rail construction has already been enqueued and will progress at once.

    Rail production is already at its current limit, expanding rapidly but not recklessly. Do you wish to redirect resources from other areas to speed expansion?

    Currently, they are not. Given another month, all other things constant, they will be out-producing you in rail. They do not have locomotives, though.

    Uranium is only weakly radioactive. It could not easily be used for heating, except in a reactor. Are you sure you wish to try convincing them to stop using Plutonium? They have a well-established industry based around it, going back at least a century.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:22 No.10892021
    Glorious (not really) Russia.

    Whats the deal with Hretmar? Did we send scouts, have priests help us?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:23 No.10892043
    Expand DCE like a motherfucker.
    How's immigration going?
    Can we set up another migrant post for more Farman, Housan, and Productionan?
    We need moar rail productions, perhaps a bit more zep productions, moar R&Ds, and more DCEs.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:24 No.10892046
    well holy fucking shit I'm surprised they didn't all die of sterilization and radiation poisoning
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)17:24 No.10892052
    Since I caught the start of the thread this time just ignore my email SDM.

    a couple of things that we could look into when we get to the capital or were on the way.

    Talk to the conclave about the nature of the injuries sustained by the Lord of Perin's son. While we're not a doctor and there are bound to be healers in the capital it could be worth it. After all, anyone on 4chan worth their salt has watched a few episodes HOUSE and have some basic medical knowledge.

    We could also talk to bem about locating that missing convoy that was sent to Dreamwood when we were in the cities the last time. (I think it had been mentioned but dont recall us ever finding it.)
    See about having made up a Military-esque dress uniform that we could wear in more formal settings. (Wait, what did we wear when we went to see the Lord and got made a countess?)

    Less important was just wondering what materials were used to make the gas envelopes and what we derived the Helium from?
    Also possibly see about getting some potions or magic of size reduction if we have to do a lot of politicing in the capital.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:25 No.10892062
    I cannot stress this enough! If they know that it can be turned into a weapon, they will try to do it.
    Instead, we can let them know that we know of this metal, that yes, our world used it as they are doing right now for a time, but that it was abandoned quickly in their application because the danger was found to be too great for normal civilian applications.
    We may have to let them know about radiation poisoning and radiation sickness.
    We should try to acquire a sizable cache, though, and secrete it in a secret underground bunker (well, deeper than our current one at any rate).
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:25 No.10892064
    well don't dissuade them, just start trading for it, ffs
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:25 No.10892078

    >Rail production is already at its current limit, expanding rapidly but not recklessly. Do you wish to redirect resources from other areas to speed expansion?

    Yes!!! Unless that means we are breaking some agreements we made, that cannot stand.
    I assume our production rapidly increases every month anyway. With new connections -> more money -> more workers ?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:26 No.10892090
    the son of lord perin is DEAD
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:26 No.10892099
    rolled 1, 3, 5 = 9

    Both confirmed.

    Do you wish to have R&D look into recording devices?

    It does not, at least on Earth. However, they did not say they were mining it. In fact, it its origin is a state secret.

    Matmer does not trade raw Plutonium (Geim, as they call it), only those magically-shielded heaters. They are quite expensive, and difficult to transport. How many would you like?

    Scout spirits are being sent out and you are seeking further priestly assistance. There is little you can do but wait for results.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:27 No.10892109
    Yeah, we really need to find out what's going on with Hretmar.
    Getting the sign of Bleeding Sun as the only reply to our letter is very unsettling.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:27 No.10892112
    Enought to create critical mass
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:27 No.10892116
    >Are you sure you wish to try convincing them to stop using Plutonium?

    "The plutonium? Yeah, I know of this material. It's very dangerous for anyone who comes in contact with it, but it has uses, if you can handle it safely. I can handle it safely and wish to buy the plutoniums!"
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:28 No.10892133
    buy enought heaters to create a small test nuke
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:29 No.10892163
    idiots, let's make a nuclear plant
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:30 No.10892173
    What use do we have for a nuclear weapon?
    It's probably best just to leave it alone for now.

    Focus on getting more Foods for the people in Dreamwood, so that we can hire more Rail Workers with the moneys we are receiving, so that we may then expand the rails and get more money.
    How's the corporation doing?
    We need to expand DCE with all this shit going on. What would need to happen in order for us to get more skilled people working in DCE, infiltrating our own rail teams and reporting any saboteurs?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:30 No.10892176
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:30 No.10892180
    >We could also talk to bem about locating that missing convoy that was sent to Dreamwood when we were in the cities the last time. (I think it had been mentioned but dont recall us ever finding it.)

    Hey, we could send a Zep for another batch of seeds we bought back then.

    >See about having made up a Military-esque dress uniform that we could wear in more formal settings. (Wait, what did we wear when we went to see the Lord and got made a countess?)

    Yes! Military uniforms something in the line that Germany had during WW2 (obviously without insignias)... At least THIS world will allow the awesomeness that is Hugo Bosses uniforms.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)17:30 No.10892189
    >the son of lord perin is DEAD

    Was that confirmed?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:31 No.10892193
    Yes, buy up a few, but not too quickly. If anyone asks, they're going to be sent north for our rail project. When we get the heaters, build replicas with some fire magelocks built in to take their place. The fakes will go north to our construction workers as heaters, and the real ones will be stored for when we need to build a nuke.

    I think we should consider giving Matmer a very good deal on buying tech from us. We want them to slowly move away from using plutonium in their industry.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:31 No.10892213
    >Do you wish to have R&D look into recording devices?

    Nah, they have better things to do. Unless they can make them fast. Can they make them fast?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:32 No.10892232
    You forget that we have powerful enemies, and that we will need powerful weapons. We can't always rely completely on the Gods for their aid.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:33 No.10892242
    rolled 3, 5, 3 = 11

    DCE expansion is proceeding.

    Immigration continues at a steady rate. The current population is 789.

    You can set up more installations as long as there is room in the County. However, at current, it would be much more efficient to expand one of the existing towns. Dreamwood Industrial is far from saturated.

    The Conclave will only tell you that the prince's injuries are serious, but not fatal, at least not yet. If the Lord allows it, they will give you more information, but it is difficult to pry him from his son's bedside.

    The expansion of the rail lines has made it possible to scout the area very quickly. Still, no trace of the convoy has been found. It should have passed through Merdis on the way up, but there are no records of it.

    You wore your MS Armor. Would you like to base your uniforms on the existing militia designs?

    The Zeppelin's lifting body was constructed of a rather unique fabric Vasian came up with over a reinforced wooden frame. The helium was retrieved or transmuted from the air by you and the other alchemists.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:33 No.10892249
    Why the secrecy? I doubt anyone will give a shit what we do with them once we buy them. Even if they do give a shit, I don't think they are ready to spent resources on spying on us.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:34 No.10892254
    yeah we'll see how they answer to our giant tesla coils powered by nuclear plants and aimed by fucking magic
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:36 No.10892306
    keep on buildin' the zeppellins, buy heaters, create nuclear plant.
    >> Researcher Sam 07/02/10(Fri)17:38 No.10892322
    So, now that a deal has been struck with Matmer, shall we get into our Zeppelin with some workers and head for the capitol to start on our encircling rail system, with the assistance of the golems we has delivereed there?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:39 No.10892353

    Remove the fields in the Dreamwood Center and move them to DW Agricultural. Then we have more space to expand.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)17:39 No.10892358
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    Cool. The zeppelin part atleast.

    >You wore your MS Armor.
    Well no wonder the other nobles dont think much of us. I'm suggesting something along these lines, although I just saw a couple of people suggest others.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:40 No.10892361
    How are you going to build the reactor housing? What about the fuel or control rods? The control mechanisms needed to maintain the sub-critical chain reaction? And what of the turbines that can handle the enormous pressures created by the steam, let alone the pipes.

    I'm all for creating a nuclear power plant, but we don't have anywhere near the industrial infrastructure needed to create or maintain one, while we can build a nuclear device much faster.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:40 No.10892368
    rolled 2, 4, 6 = 12

    Yes. Rail expansion has moved further up in priority. Almost all new manufacturing facilities will build either rails or mini-locos.

    You'll see about it. Negotiations underway, being handled by Bem.

    Consumables expansion confirmed.

    The corporation is growing without limit, splitting off subsidiaries as it goes. It is growing so fast, in fact, that DCE cannot possibly allocate enough agents to patrol its workings, even though they have cut training time down to the minimum. You could expand it faster by pulling more experienced agents to teach, but in the short-term, this would obviously make the shortage worse.

    Very well.

    It depends on what sacrifices you're willing to make. The first recorders will undoubtedly be low-quality, but changing R&D's focus would at least get you those, perhaps in a month or two.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:41 No.10892381
    Our county has already been well infiltrated by spies. There's no reason to make their jobs any easier.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:42 No.10892402
    Don't forget to send to capital other people that I had suggested.
    Like Bem with best apprentices and bodyguards, some of the best diplomats, One of DCE twins and some of the best agents.

    Set up a base there with a mooring tower. For now it will be our Embassy, BemCorp, RailCorp, and sub-Bureau of Financial Grants
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:43 No.10892430
    rolled 2, 5, 6 = 13

    You can indeed. It will be difficult to exercise direct command at that distance, though.

    Field removal will take place in winter, when their absence will make no difference.

    If there are no complaints, you'll go with something like this. Do you want your fireproof suit's material to be used in it?

    All confirmed.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:45 No.10892457
    All right, it'll make us look more prestigious.
    Aniways, I say we time skip
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:45 No.10892470
    Yes, let's use the fireproof material. It might give us an edge when someone tries to assassinate us with fire, then we laugh at their pitiful attempt before freezing them.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:46 No.10892485

    FUCK Soviet uniforms! Even hypothetical fantasy uniforms!

    Anyway, our uniforms should have Dreamwood insignia (marathon symbol). Like in the linked posts uniform, the stars should be replaced by our symbol.
    >> Researcher Sam 07/02/10(Fri)17:47 No.10892497
    You have a point. I just remember a lot of people wanting us to go in person for the groundbreaking at least, and didn't want to start with something different. But the fact of the matter is is that we'd probably be better served by sending as many workers as we can to start on the railway. We take up a lot of space and carrying capacity on the zeppelin. And since we're behind, it might be better to hurry and get as many people there ASAP.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:48 No.10892513
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    >long distance command
    no problem when we develop the radio

    Also, I propose our soldiers to look like this.
    Fucking terrifying, man.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:49 No.10892525
    I personally prefer WW2 Germany uniforms.
    Does anyone have some bitching pictures of these?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)17:49 No.10892531
    rolled 6, 3, 2 = 11

    Timeskip running, then. You will be traveling down to the Secondary Site on the Zeppelin, unless there are objections.

    Very well.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:51 No.10892568
    >Also, I propose our soldiers to look like this.
    Fucking terrifying, man.

    Holy shit. Yes!
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:51 No.10892570
    We need to hire ourselves some diviners, to ensure reliability. If we're encountering sabotage, having a reliable diviner or three on hand predicting damage to our rail lines could save us both a ton of credibility and a ton of money by avoiding damage to our machines.

    Also: A nuclear power plant is a terrible idea. We don't know the math or details involved, and the people working for us in R&D aren't working from the appropriate mathematical models to predict the exact effects of radiation- they're using applied experimentation as much as anything else, unless I've misunderstood something. Nuclear technology is the sort of thing that we absolutely cannot afford a fuck-up with, and thus until we've fully developed the science behind it we should not even attempt to touch any radioactive materials or let slip that they are potentially important.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:51 No.10892577
    I think our uniform should be ww2 nazi
    the nazis might have been evil and that stuff, but damn their uniforms were snazzy as fuck
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:52 No.10892590
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    I have no idea what's going on in this frost giant quest, but you fags should get a new image. That one that is always used looks lame. See this? This is an awesome frost giant!
    >> Harmless 07/02/10(Fri)17:52 No.10892600
    I vote this for combat armor, and WW2 era German dress uniforms.
    Obviously with all nazi iconography replaced with ours.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:53 No.10892605
    >You will be traveling down to the Secondary Site on the Zeppelin, unless there are objections.

    Do that. Unless we find critical development with pantheon situation.

    Oh ask for more help from priests in different towns we have connected to.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:54 No.10892619
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:54 No.10892624
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    look at this stuff
    they might have lost the war, but damn they lost it with style
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)17:54 No.10892627
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    Wold something more like these be better?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:55 No.10892644
    2nd, 3rht or 4rth or what the fuck.

    Unfortunately I don't have pictures for having to look at. Does anyone have so good ones?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:58 No.10892691
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    use google image
    hell even zombies look good in them
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)17:59 No.10892704
    nah, that shit is just ... lame
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)18:05 No.10892786
    >best Trek uniform ever

    Bah, you kids these days. Whatever, the majority has it.

    Moving on, railway work contracts. As we expand our work in the capital area we're going to have to be on the lookout for the competition. Anyone we hire there for railway work should sign a contract saying they cant work for a competitor for say 6 months after leaving our company? Would that even be legal?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:07 No.10892807
    Hey best Trek uniform or worst Trek uni its still ... okay not lame, but .. nerdy.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:07 No.10892810
    rolled 3, 5, 5 = 13

    It is the end of the ninth month. Against weak protests from certain of your staff, you boarded Zeppelin 1 for the capital, along with Bem and a few choice personnel, with a heavy DCE element. It was a windy, turbulent trip, and none of you got much sleep, but you arrived in slightly less than thirty hours, no worse for wear. On your orders, a mooring tower had already been built, in the clearing marking the center of your capital holding. Officially, it is considered part of the County, so your word is law just as it was back home.

    Expansion, as always, has proceeded on an awesome scale. The Secondary Site now boasts most of the trappings of the Northern element, including a second manor, an embassy, worker accommodations, an inn, and, of course, mines and factories. Despite having to train almost all the workers from the ground up, your head manufacturers have set everything up nicely, and are closing on the capital with good speed. A terminal has been constructed within that city already, and plans are being made to connect other Southern towns just as you've done before. Five agreements have already been made.

    Unfortunately, things seem to have gotten worse back in Dreamwood proper. New plots seem to be uncovered daily, and despite DCE's best efforts, the chain of conspiracies resists all attempts to uncover it all. A prisoners has already been lost to a last-ditch mind-probe, prompting Jerith to insist on more time to study and practice. Meanwhile, AA continues on, seemingly oblivious to your many problems.

    Two radiation heaters have been received from Matmer, with three more on the way. A first 'draft' of your uniform design has been completed in Dreamwood. Zeppelin 1 has ferried several loads of seeds and miscellaneous farming supplies up to Agricultural, making up for the loss of the convoy.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:07 No.10892817
    It would be hard to enforce I think but do that anyway.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:09 No.10892830
    rolled 5, 4, 3 = 12

    Legal, yes, but nearly unenforceable without a massive DCE presence.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:10 No.10892842
    Can we hire diviners to predict sabotage efforts and locate traitors? How reliable is divination magic in this setting?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:12 No.10892866
    Okay, help heavily with construction using alchemy and whatnot.

    How did Capital receive us? Did we have our new uniform on or not yet?

    Damn, conspirators! Can we ask help from Conclave or Intelligence on this matter? We are running low with personnel to deal with them.

    Continue questioning, I authorize torture as last ditch effort but only on consensus. Have Jereth work more on hist mindproban abilities.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:13 No.10892882
    How big is our capital holding in Capital? Where is it situated, in the center or closer to the outskirts?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:15 No.10892902
    Man, if the Allies had Hugo Boss, I bet Hitler would have never taken France.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)18:15 No.10892903
    Well it was worth a shot anyways.

    Those deals to make zeppelins for the government earlier sounded pritty good. We should be careful about quality control on them and making sure the Gov crews for them are properly trained in how to deal with emergencys.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:17 No.10892919
    rolled 6, 3, 5 = 14

    Yes. Divination often results in vague or useless answers, but a very skilled mage can interpret even weak visions with clarity. It is a rather hit-and-miss art, but when it succeeds, it can yield extremely useful information. The Conclave and Intelligence both operate divination departments.

    You will continue to assist in any way you can.

    Your uniform (and spares) was delivered via Zeppelin and you wear it when possible. The high nobles still regard you with veiled contempt, but nearly everyone else in the Capital either has no opinion or sees you as a force for good, or some sort of hero. Your popularity is a great asset.

    The Conclave and Intelligence are both aiding you in this. Intelligence has detached a minor officer to assist with training, but the twins regard him with suspicion.

    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:17 No.10892922
    Do it anyway.

    Would be hilarious to have lawsuits arrive to those people who breached contract in a decade after the crime.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:20 No.10892974
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    rolled 3, 6, 4 = 13

    It is about the size of Dreamwood Industrial, but less built-up. Its position is marked by a green circle on this map.

    That reminds me.

    Zeppelin 2 has been built in Dreamwood and is undergoing trials. Its top speed is about 18MPH, a slight improvement over its predecessor, and it can carry five tons.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:21 No.10893002
    rolled 1, 1, 6 = 8

    All new employees will have to sign a contract stating that they won't work for any of your competitors for at least six months after they leave your employment.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:22 No.10893011
    >The high nobles still regard you with veiled contempt

    Haha, fuck their shit.

    >but nearly everyone else in the Capital either has no opinion or sees you as a force for good, or some sort of hero. Your popularity is a great asset.

    How about we start increasing our popularity then? Nobles are jack shit when nearly everyone else will love us.

    Start an subtle PR campaign or something.

    Though I am not sure how to do that properly. Start giving out candies/free shit? Someone help with this.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:24 No.10893035
    Keep ferrying our production to Capital.

    How about those negotiations with southern lands?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:24 No.10893038

    And then

    >> Researcher Sam 07/02/10(Fri)18:24 No.10893043
    The most important thing to do now is to start laying don tracks on the side of the Capitol facing AA. This way, we form a barrier that the cannot pass without building a bridge or tunnel over/under our rails. Since we use two different track sizes, they can't merge with ours either. Looks like that decision is coming back to bite them in the ass......
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:28 No.10893103
    rolled 6, 3, 6 = 15

    You don't really need PR, since pretty much everything you do has the effect of making life better.

    Nothing new to report on that front. Since they are so far from where you started, it's probably harder to convince them of what rail represents.

    Advertisements confirmed.

    As a Countess, it would be inappropriate for you to announce fights. Still, this might further increase your popularity among commoners.

    This is the current plan. It is always possible that they could construct a means to transfer trains between two different-size tracks, as has been done on Earth.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:30 No.10893126
    I agree. We should try to fence them in somehow.

    Also, see to creating a divination department of our own.

    Third: we need to see what motivates these spies. If it's money, we should try to turn some of them into double-agents. If we uncover a spy, don't necessarily capture him immediately; if he's leaking info, then give him false information to give to his masters.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:32 No.10893167
    rolled 6, 6, 5 = 17

    R&D#2 will set up a divination department.

    DCE has considered this, but the twins think it's quite risky, given how far the saboteurs have penetrated security and how many there are.

    Shall we timeskip, or are there further orders?
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)18:33 No.10893176
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    We have to get the track from our little side site to the capital first, then we can do that. Otherwise it'll be harder to move everything into place.

    We also need to start taking the airship out to cities i've highlighted in this yellow box. We need to know that we'll be able to build rail lines in those areas if we're to connect to dreamwood. If the competition starts swaying all of the cities in that corridor to their rail plan we're sunk.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:34 No.10893198
    I don't like the idea of being MC for the Arena. It would be another extra duty we have little time for, and we need what allies amongst the nobles we can get.

    Speaking of nobles; has our diplomatic corps been able to identify any potential young nobles or otherwise disaffected lords with whom we could form a political coalition with?
    I'm sure that the leaders of the townships in our economic alliance would be agreeable to such a thing.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:36 No.10893230
    Okay, strike the MC stuff unless its something like Olympic Games or similar.

    Lol, Use Zeppelins for advertisement.

    Oooh. We could set up a Zeppelin route to Dreamwood. So that people of capitol can see how things are going there and get more respect for us. The idea is to get many different people, so if one has already been there he cannot buy a ticket for half of a year.

    Have the line be guarded by HEAVY DCE presence, use best agents. Divert them from other, minor, tasks if needed. Heavy screening, personal and baggage checking.

    Make tickets affordable.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:36 No.10893232
    We need more information on who's controlling the saboteurs. For this, we need double-agents. Torture won't get us these, but money might.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:38 No.10893265
    Can we ask presence with the Lord? this is just a question, don't actually ask presence for now.

    What do people think of our uniform? We are still working on it, right?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:40 No.10893292
    If DCE thinks its risky, don't do that yet.

    DM, can we ask for help from Conclave/Intelligence? The infiltration thing is way too big then previously thought.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)18:41 No.10893297
    >Zeppelin route to Dreamwood

    A Zeppelin route to other major cities might be better. Not too many people that could afford a ticket would want to go to what is still basicly the middle of nowhere.
    >> Researcher Sam 07/02/10(Fri)18:41 No.10893310
    Yes, but that would take more time and resources for them.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:42 No.10893313
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    pardon the half baked visuAL aid,

    the interior ring features evenly spaced magnets (electromagnets facilitate greater theoretical output, permanent magnets save space), while the exterior ring features a continuous bank of electromagnets,
    the rear end of the motile magnet is repeled by a like pole, while the front end is attracted to a like one, as the mechanism moves, a timing mechanism ensures that magnets along the bank turn off and come on to ensure that the magnetic points are always equidistant to each other, maximizing power/efficiency, and minimizing off axial material stress. parts in grey are insulators, to prevent the multiple magnetic fields from interfering with each other (and to prevent emp attacks on our T.I.T.A.N.s...)

    in such a configuation power can increase mathematicly simply by increasing electrical current, with better materials more current can be pased, and with precision manufacturing; miniturization can allow more spokes and bank nodes, increasing efficiency,
    the configuration can be inverted, with the motive ring on the exterior and banked electromagnets on the interior, as needs demand
    in terms of scale it can be as small as you can make it, with neglible mechanical differences. while greater size obviously entails more magnetic points, which allows for more surface area and current utilized.

    potential applications: anything that requires a motive force. power generation

    inb4 'lol original research'
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:43 No.10893331
    My only additional request is to try to come up with some way to deal with the spies. We need information on who's sending them in, and how. We need to know what motivates these spies, and how their master keeps their loyalty.
    DCE must try to turn these saboteurs, not simply torture them for information.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:44 No.10893358
    rolled 1, 4, 6 = 11

    This has already been happening, with Bem handling negotiations more often than not. Flight plan alteration noted.

    The Baron of Kaver Peak has been selected as a potential mark by your Ministry of Diplomacy. He is still a teenager, but insists on running the town the way his father did, and has proven to be extraordinarily competent. He seems to be disillusioned with the state of nobility in the nation, and, due to his youth and upbringing, is more receptive to new ideas than the vast majority of his fellows.

    Would you like to use Zeppelin 2 for this, or use Zeppelin 1 and save the faster model for running Bem to negotiations and such?

    Yes, but you are unlikely to get it. He's even shut out most of the high nobles.

    The design is being altered as you steer it closer to the Hugo Boss style, or what you remember of it. It looks quite nice, nicer than most of Perin's regular military uniforms, and it looks very luxurious, despite its low cost. This is a double-edged sword: The image it presents is at odds with your perception as a champion of the commoners.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:47 No.10893408
    It's a generator!
    A DC generator!
    I like that.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:49 No.10893434
    rolled 3, 2, 3 = 8

    You have, repeatedly, but you are no closer to finding out who is actually behind the plots. Ideas range from competitors to other nobles to the Bleeding Sun himself, though the last is supremely unlikely.

    This design, or something like it, is being worked on by R&D#1 and R&D#3. Since you lack specific knowledge on it, you can only guide them in a particular direction. The same problem came up with farming equipment: your Earthly knowledge is limited.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:49 No.10893441
    Negotiate a contract for the construction of several zeppelins over the coming months and years on behalf of the military. Then offer to give them a significant discount if they'll turn some of Intelligence's assets to divining anyone intending to sabotage or otherwise harm corporate operations- they should be willing to help, because after all, what hurts one part of your operations might hurt their end of things as well. Plus they get a discount.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:50 No.10893450
    Thats why I said to make them affordable. I proposed this idea not for monetary gains.

    Also, I don't think it matter where they go, as long as they go on the Zep.

    >Would you like to use Zeppelin 2 for this, or use Zeppelin 1 and save the faster model for running Bem to negotiations and such?

    Zep 1 with modifications for comfort and more passengers.

    >nd it looks very luxurious, despite its low cost. This is a double-edged sword: The image it presents is at odds with your perception as a champion of the commoners.

    Okay, make them look nice but less luxurious, not the level of Stalins or Min Jon Il "modesty" but somewhere in between. Make it, best of both worlds.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:50 No.10893452
    Then I suggest the following before the next timeskip:
    1. Send an invitation to the Baron to visit us or Dreamwood at his leisure. We will show the young man the future of Perin.
    2. Have the DCE mark captured saboteurs for potential of being turned. Or if the twins are still against it, I'd at least like to know why.
    3. Use Zep 1 for the route until Zep 2 comes online. Switch Zep 1 back to cargo duty, Zep 2 for tourists, and work on Zep 3 to be Bem's transportation.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:51 No.10893468
    Well then, give uniforms like it to even the commoner soldiers.
    Everyone gets Snazzy uniforms!

    Champion the commoners, create snazzy uniforms, get money!
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:52 No.10893490
    >The image it presents is at odds with your perception as a champion of the commoners.
    The commoners' lot in life will improve enough by the time we're done that openly wearing gold chains and jewelry, far from indicating wealth and aristocracy, will be a status symbol belonging to the impoverished criminal underclasses, who will also have music which consists of spoken word poetry combined with nice rhythms and lots of bass.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:52 No.10893494
    The purpose of having a uniform for those affiliated with us is completely negated if we start giving or selling them to those who are not.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:52 No.10893499
    Alright, have R&D work on recording equipment and set up bugs all over the place especially where we suspect that the terrorists are meeting. Keep making better models.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:54 No.10893527
    We should come up with a brand name.

    Maya Boss? Dreamwood Fog? Old Terra?
    Something to accentuate that it's from Dreamwood or our origins. The trademark should be the Marathon symbol.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:54 No.10893540

    EeeeeEeEeeeeh .... no. Thats just retarded. The uniform gives us our own special character. Having everyone get same uniform pretty much kills the idea of uniform... so no.

    We could sell conventional clothing based on the uniform though
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:55 No.10893552
    We can create a separate line of clothing for general consumption and export, while keeping a similar, yet still very distinctive, look for ourselves and Dreamwood County.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:56 No.10893567
    >We could sell conventional clothing based on the uniform though

    you know, like 20-40s style clothing that goes perfectly in style with our Art-Deco theme
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:57 No.10893582
    >and Dreamwood County

    do you mean Dreamwood military and Intelligence personnel?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:57 No.10893588
    Maya needs to keep her distinctive look; that's the purpose of our uniform, after all.
    But creating a line of clothing that is stylish, inexpensive, and is associated with us in some way is not bad.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)18:58 No.10893593
    rolled 2, 3, 6 = 11

    Contract negotiated. The government is asking for three couriers and a diplomatic transport in six months, for which you will be paid both in crowns and in divination assistance. Two courier designs can be built at the same time, both being completed in a month. The diplomatic transport is essentially the same as a Zeppelin 2, with luxury accommodations.

    Zeppelin 1 will be used for the route.

    Your regular uniform will have its luxuriousness decreased. A dress uniform, the nicest possible, will still be available for special occasions.

    First two confirmed. I'll need a consensus on the third.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)18:58 No.10893596
    >This is a double-edged sword: The image it presents is at odds with your perception as a champion of the commoners.

    Maybe open a chain of clothing stores?

    Also I've been thinking about education levels across Perin. Dreamwood was your fairly typical middle ages type no formal education village when we arrived here. Is there any sort of public education system throughout the country?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:59 No.10893613

    Suddenly, fedoras and tommy guns!
    And as soon as we make cars mass-producible, drive-by shootings, for that authentic '20s and '30s feel.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)18:59 No.10893620
    I was considering expanding it to other departments as well, though.
    But now that I think about it, the uniform should be strictly the militia and police. We can create a line of clothing for our civilian employees and researchers. Intelligence should stick to severe civilian dress; we don't want them sticking out, after all.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:00 No.10893622
    rolled 2, 1, 1 = 4

    Anti-scrying fields and scrying charms are already in use in sensitive installations. Recording devices will be developed to supplement this.

    I very much like Old Terra, but it sounds like it would fit a liquor better.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:02 No.10893651
    Okay, let's hold off on making a third zeppelin for ourselves, and instead create the two couriers. Once we deliver them, we'll have 5 months left to deliver on the diplomatic zeppelin, giving us a nice amount of time in case something goes wrong.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:03 No.10893662
    rolled 3, 3, 5 = 11

    BemCorp already has its hand in textiles. Would you like to encourage this department?

    In the rural areas, a one-room schoolhouse or an apprenticeship is top notch. In the more heavily-populated sections, genuine public schools and universities exist, though they are often very selective. Though it isn't as bad here as it was in Forus, the magically attuned can generally expect a fair degree of freebies where education is concerned, especially if they join a military program.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:04 No.10893688
    Anyone want to support the creation of a distillery and production of Old Terra whiskey?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:04 No.10893691
    Fuck year!

    I miss old style cars (well technically I wasn't born at that time but still)
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:07 No.10893731
    Yes, let's encourage it a little. Increasing our revenue stream and diversifying our portfolio is important, and it puts us well on the road to becoming the Terrasdottir zaibatsu.
    So encourage it, but our rail lines still take priority.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:08 No.10893748
    rolled 4, 5, 4 = 13

    Very well. Would you like to make the third courier after the diplomatic, possibly along with one of your own?

    You already have a distillery which makes a fine variety of alcoholic drinks, many for export. Given time, a whiskey line could be added.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:09 No.10893763
    >Would you like to encourage this department?
    YES! Hire some "designers" or get people from our place gifted in that department, have them making their own clothing brands (explain the notion to them) and keep on expanding the existing ones.

    >> Harmless 07/02/10(Fri)19:10 No.10893777
    Didn't we already have some type of alchoholic drink that we created and named after dreamwood?

    Barley, malted barley, rye, malted rye, wheat, and maize are the things that you need to start making whiskey. Do we have any of these?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:12 No.10893814
    rolled 3, 3, 5 = 11

    Done and done. A new subsidiary is being spun up, with the proposed name 'Forest North'. You can change it if you like.

    Yes. In fact, you are growing all of them, in various quantities.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:14 No.10893834
    Yes, after finishing the government's 2 couriers, make ourselves a courier alongside the government's diplomatic zeppelin. Make sure that everything is checked, double-checked, and then triple-checked before handing the zeppelins over. If we're lucky, the saboteurs will disable the zeppelins after they start using them, resulting in this no longer being simple industrial espionage, but now a threat to national security.
    >> Harmless 07/02/10(Fri)19:16 No.10893887
    Well in that case.

    "- To make a grain mash for whiskey : Heat 4 kg cracked or crushed malt with 18 L of water to 63-65 °C, and hold there for 1-1.5 hours. Heat to 73-75 °C, then strain off and keep liquid, using 250 mL of hot water to rinse the grains. Cool to below 30 °C (should have an initial specific gravity of 1.050). Add hydrated yeast & leave to ferment.
    - To get the same effect, you can also do a malt-extract brew (like making beer kits), then boil 1-2 kg of grains or cracked corn and add them for flavour.

    - Only use a grain mash if you're specifically after a whisky/bourbon.

    - You need to use either malt or enzymes to convert the starch into sugar so that the yeast can use it."
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:17 No.10893910
    Forest North is a good name for our clothing company.

    As for alcohol, let's see if Dreamwood can produce a good whiskey. The Old Terra label should be reserved for our best line. Others can be called Maya Walker, Daniel Jackson, and other humurous (to us) names.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:19 No.10893964
    Okay, I think we're good for now. Timeskip if no one else can think of something to add.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)19:20 No.10893978
    If we want to gain favour among the lower castes, we should set up some type of Habitat for Humanity style organization.

    Something where they can access home improvements at extremely low cost. It would lead to a healthier populace (better sleep, less hypothermia or whatever, make it harder for vermin/bugs to migrate between homes and spread disease)
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:20 No.10893979
    yah, can't think of anything
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:21 No.10894010
    rolled 5, 4, 2 = 11

    The government ordered three couriers, which is why I suggested it. Sorry for any confusion.

    DCE will go over the new constructions with the finest comb they have. There will also be patrols and scrying charms in place, just in case someone tries to actually shoot them down before they leave Dreamwood.

    Noted. Your brewers will do their very best.

    Confirmed. Would you like to name and produce Dreamwood-specific brands of other drinks? Your researchers have recently hit on a flavor very close to Coca-Cola, and carbonated drinks have been produced in small quantities for some time now.

    Running, then.

    BemCorp could handle this as part of a 'charity arm'. Is this acceptable?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:22 No.10894014
    I like the idea, but I don't know if we have the resources for something like that right now.
    It's definetly something to keep in mind for the future, though.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:23 No.10894043
    elaborate please
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:24 No.10894064
    When we hit the flavor of Coca-Cola or Pepsi we must name it Ice-Cola or something.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)19:25 No.10894065
    Bem has the resources for anything and everything.

    I suppose. Rather see it be a political thing where we rope in a bunch of the less-well-treated nobles like us form a (coalition?) and make more of a popular groundswell throughout the nation, which hopefully could mvoe it to some kind of federal program status eventually.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:25 No.10894069
    Didn't we have a name already thought up for cola? Frost-cola or something?
    Yes, let's start production of other Dreamwood-branded items.
    If Bem feels that there are enough resources to spare for some charity, then I'm all for it.
    >> Harmless 07/02/10(Fri)19:25 No.10894076
    I think he is saying export our construction workers and build basic housing for cheep in the towns around us.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)19:25 No.10894087
    >now a threat to national security.
    I like your style.jpg

    >In the more heavily-populated sections, genuine public schools and universities exist, though they are often very selective.

    This is more or less what I figured. Maybe start a program or two to help the disadvantaged.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)19:27 No.10894110
    It's a volunteer program for people who can't afford homes but need them to raise a family. The recipient family needs to help build it, but it's otherwise heavily subsidized by donations of effort and resources from individuals and businesses. Then the recipient family just needs to worry about property taxes basically.

    We could start small with basically just caulking log cabins or whatever.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:29 No.10894136
    Yes, fund the creation of schools and universities, who will be staffed by educators trained at Dreamwood Academy. We could use this to headhunt potential researchers and engineers, and to nurture futures in science.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:29 No.10894140
    Oh if we are going with charity programs.

    Set up small schools too.

    Have charity programs in every town where BemCorp is situated, have them be proportional to the income these sub-bureaus make
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:30 No.10894158
    rolled 6, 1, 5 = 12

    Ice-Cola will be marketed as soon as the flavor meets your approval.

    Ah. In that case, you can bring this up with the rulers of the local towns, and see if you can drum up some support.


    It comes to mind that the construction magelocks would be extraordinarily useful for this purpose. The current models still have a two-day charge time and are somewhat limited in ability, but they do, essentially, build houses for free.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)19:33 No.10894212
    >they do, essentially, build houses for free

    Dear lord, seriously? Well, if they're not being used by anything BemCorp-related, move them right into that. Large farming families get priority.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:34 No.10894220
    >It comes to mind that the construction magelocks would be extraordinarily useful for this purpose. The current models still have a two-day charge time and are somewhat limited in ability, but they do, essentially, build houses for free.

    True. We are making them at steady rate, right? Or does rail-making take out everything?
    Are they being still improved?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:37 No.10894268
    >Ice-Cola will be marketed as soon as the flavor meets your approval.

    Oh, we also need bottle factory for that one too. Also, means to make them cold. We should start acquiring cold-locks
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:38 No.10894290
    rolled 3, 2, 5 = 10

    Very well.

    You were making them steadily, but rail progress has drawn vital resources from that project. You currently have eight of the current model and two of the lesser, three-day model. No further improvements are likely until rail expansion is slowed.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:38 No.10894291
    "Ice-Cola: Stay Frosty!"
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)19:40 No.10894323
    How many of those are in-use on other projects?
    I'm hesistant to stunt hard gains of corporate growth for soft gains of public favour. Like, if we had twenty, I would say to move one over as a permanent allocation, but using one out of eight seems like a big hit to take.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:40 No.10894329
    Right now rail expansion is too important to divert further resources away from it. I think we should start laying down the foundations of this charity, but it'll have to wait.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:41 No.10894351
    >You were making them steadily, but rail progress has drawn vital resources from that project.

    Hmm.. This might be counterproductive as we can use locks to make rails, no? Have our people work out best ratio for optimal result.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:45 No.10894426
    rolled 6, 1, 4 = 11

    All of them, at all times. The loss of three or four wouldn't hurt, it would just reduce the margin by which you stay ahead of growth.

    Very well. Some sort of arrangement will be worked on.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)19:47 No.10894453
    I think it might be better for a hands-on, people-powered mission for the housing charity. As mentioned way back in the earliest threads, it's a real morale booster for people to have a hand in solving their own problems, but they're more likely to regard the effort with more value, and are more likely to "give in kind" due to their attachment to the process.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:47 No.10894460
    Do we have maple syrup in Dreamwood? Because it seems like that might fit our climate, and it's delicious. Though probably too labor-intensive to worry about right now, it's something to look into.

    Keep our diplomats scouting for other potential noble allies. We can't really do this alone.

    Anyway, I'm thinking that we've got more than enough things queued to justify a timeskip.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:48 No.10894467
    Do what >>10894329
    Don't spend too much effort on charity stuff until we come out ahead.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)19:49 No.10894482
    We have a maple-like syrup. One of the first cash crops we worked on :)
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:51 No.10894518
    True true. Didn't think of that at all.
    Yeah don't make houses basically for free, that just trains laziness have people work on it but subsidize heavily (like help with materials, land, place to stay while working, food, etc)
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:53 No.10894546
    rolled 6, 3, 3 = 12

    Yes. It forms a sizable industry, especially in winter.

    As you wish. Magelock use will be kept to a minimum where possible.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:54 No.10894575
    Are our scientists getting recondition for their breakthroughs?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)19:57 No.10894623
    How about we set up music school and place to perform aside from theater in DW? Like a concert hall or something?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:57 No.10894627
    rolled 6, 3, 3 = 12

    One more month has passed, taking you forward into winter. Dreamwood Central's fields are being turned over as Agricultural continues to expand. All five radiation heaters are being examined and tested by R&D, with all possible precautions observed. Your alchemists are working on a way to safely extract or duplicate the Plutonium within. From their efforts, you have learned that the substance is startlingly pure, except for a core of an unidentified metal present in each of the heaters. Research is being conducted in separate locations far from any of the County towns, under tight DCE control. No more than one heater is allowed out of confinement at any time.

    Two courier Zeppelins have been constructed and turned over to the government, as another two are laid down. Another Zeppelin yard is planned, but most of your resources are going toward rail-related activities. One of your two main craft is running passenger service to Dreamwood, while the other ferries Bem to various towns in the corridor leading to Dreamwood. Intelligence divination support revealed a rather nebulous 'danger' indicator two weeks ago, leading to the ambush and capture of yet another enemy agent. DCE has identified several more of the opposition's moles and is carefully feeding them false information.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:58 No.10894640
    rolled 1, 5, 2 = 8

    You took a brief trip back to the County proper to receive the Baron of Kaver Peak, Calias, at the manor. You got along well, finding him to be much like you in many respects. Dreamwood now has a markedly closer relationship with that town, and you have a potential ally in the young man. He's invited you to visit him when you next get the chance. All military and most government personnel in the County now wear Hugo Boss-style uniforms, and the Forest North subsidiary is selling somewhat less flashy civilian types, inspired by the same Earth pattern. Old Terra Whiskey is being refined, but is not yet up to par. A charity organization is being established to provide the disadvantaged with affordable living space, with the approval of Calias and several others. Bem is skimming some of his frankly ridiculous profits to fund it, since Dreamwood itself is using so much to make rails.

    R&D#1 has had a breakthrough on two fronts. Mid-size heavy locomotives are now available for production. They are not as efficient or as powerful as they could be, but they're a good deal better than the mini-locos. It is now also possible to produce crude recording devices which use metal cylinders as the medium. R&D#3 has completed a self-contained 'generator' steam engine design, which makes as much use of magic as it does technology. The modular engine can be fitted for many purposes, such as manufacturing, power generation, or transit. You have laid down enough rail capital-side to significantly impede AA. They're requesting communication.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)19:59 No.10894652
    rolled 1, 3, 4 = 8

    The nation of Lokar has accepted a proposal for rail construction. They will provide 60% labor and are interested in purchasing two mini-locos to start. The government, immensely satisfied with your courier Zeppelins, wants you to start working on an armed military design and a lightly-armored military transport design.

    There was a lunar eclipse yesterday, an exceedingly rare event. During that time, you received a direct message from the pantheon, though you could not reply. You heard all of their voices blended together as one, saying this: 'Do not fear our absence. Do not search for us. You must be safe. Do not search for us.' Message ends.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:01 No.10894681
    rolled 1, 4, 3 = 8

    Yes. Plenty of it, in fact. The better researchers have become minor celebrities, and there is no shortage of praise for them. They also draw somewhat higher salaries.

    Where would you like it to be placed?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:02 No.10894698
    ignore AA
    give those fucks the cold shoulder until we effectivly complete the circuit with the capital

    we dont fall to their level untill we have a tight hold on their damn balls, lest they try to "Intimidate" the 14 foot magic tank war veteran again
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:02 No.10894703
    >You have laid down enough rail capital-side to significantly impede AA. They're requesting communication.
    >They're requesting communication.

    That's nice. *continues puttering at other tasks*

    (Who is AA again?)

    >Do not search for us.

    Were we? Adhere to instructions.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:03 No.10894710
    >'Do not fear our absence. Do not search for us. You must be safe. Do not search for us.' Message ends.

    yeeeeeaaahhhhh, like that does not sound ominous at all... though I am at loss what the fuck we can do about that.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:04 No.10894725
    rolled 3, 5, 4 = 12

    Avan Acquisition, your only competitor (so far as you know) in rail.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:04 No.10894729
    AA is our primary competitor for rail. They tried to muscle us out of the business. They thought that since they were a huge and well-established business empire that they could push us around.
    It appears that we've started to prove them wrong, and that perhaps antagonizing the Frost Giant war hero with 21st-century Earth knowledge was a bad idea.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:05 No.10894737
    >ignore AA

    Nah, lets see what they want to say. Maybe they are thinking of converting or maybe they want to threaten us. Always interesting to know.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:05 No.10894738
    I think they were trying to reinact the same conditions from the last war of the gods where the different groups of survivors bound together and kicked the bleeding sun to te curb

    if shit is going to go as astral as a god fight we DEFINATLY dont want to get involved
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:05 No.10894750
    I don't see the harm in communication if we have the time. Need some DCE handy to monitor though.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:06 No.10894753
    Start on making and improving mid-size locos.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:06 No.10894756
    My interpretation is either Bleeding Sun impersonating or somehow forcing the pantheon to keep us out of things, or the pantheon has joined together with possibly others that are tired of his shit and are somehow trying to keep him at bay.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:07 No.10894771
    I have a very special plan involved because as manipulative as it is it is FAR more satisfying to see foes beg before you helpless than smply accept you as a supperior and bugger off with some form of dignity

    they chose to get violent, they get no damn simpathy and no mercy
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:07 No.10894776
    Yes, have them work on improving the medium-loco. We should begin phasing out the mini-loco on our high-priority lines with the medium-loco, and sending the mini-locos to our periphery lines.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:08 No.10894783
    >Yes. Plenty of it, in fact. The better researchers have become minor celebrities, and there is no shortage of praise for them. They also draw somewhat higher salaries.

    Thats awesome, draws more people for scientific pursuits.

    Also, how are our programs to encourage adults and children for intellectual pursuits going?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:09 No.10894791
    Perhaps we should find out what other revenue streams AA has? What other businesses and trade agreements they own? Then mercilessly fuck up their shit with our superior BemCorp resources and Dreamwood SCIENCE!
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:09 No.10894794
    >they chose to get violent

    Wha'd they do?
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:10 No.10894805
    >Then mercilessly fuck up their shit with our superior BemCorp resources and Dreamwood SCIENCE!

    Purchase their suppliers and then refuse to sell to them?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:10 No.10894807
    >Where would you like it to be placed?
    that place is becoming cultural center, I hope there is a park there so people can relax and shit.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:11 No.10894830
    We're going to have a Concert Hall? In b4 Perin Idol.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:12 No.10894841
    Dick with their suppliers (buy them out, make more lucrative contracts) and directly compete with them in certain markets (either by releasing a far superior product priced so low they can't compete, or by flooding the market with so many competitors that they lose significant market share).
    They haven't ever seen economic warfare of this magnitude or scope.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:13 No.10894851
    But it still wouldn't hurt to hear them out. If we don't like anything we hear and don't want to continue talking we can go all like "Joker, cut the communications!"
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:14 No.10894874
    >In b4 Perin Idol.

    oh God, no. We are not going through this brain-dead path our world has gone.
    We should go with 20-50s style, Jazz, Blues, Instrumental and shit
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:14 No.10894879
    rolled 3, 2, 1 = 6

    The message is staggeringly polite, dripping with the sort of politicized sweetness you've come to hate.

    'Countess, it has come to our attention that your rail patterns have fallen into a rather interesting position. The effect, as we're sure you're unaware, is to force us into a very roundabout configuration, which is not at all good for business. We realize that we might have been slightly less than cordial in the past, and, in light of current circumstances, are willing to reconcile, with your permission.' And that is all.


    Well enough. You've been exporting the programs to the closer towns, attempting to raise standards in the immediate area. Dreamwood is an inspiring presence in the region, drawing children and adults alike to aspire to be something better. Concrete results will most likely not be seen for months or even years, but you have already identified a mathematical prodigy who would never have had the chance to use her skills without your aid.

    Confirmed. There are parks everywhere, but they are generally small and numerous enough to not need marking.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:15 No.10894886
    I'm leery of anti-competitive practices. It would be easy for them to get old-lords/federal level against us. They can make a case that it weakens Perin's economy and invoke monopoly bogeymen.

    The high road is safer. We're in power ayways, they'll lose out eventually on their own anyways naturally. We don't need to risk the corporation to speed it.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:16 No.10894897
    >The government, immensely satisfied with your courier Zeppelins, wants you to start working on an armed military design and a lightly-armored military transport design.
    If this keeps up, we might need to split up one of the R&D divisions into R&D Air and R&D Earth.

    Hm....R&D Water (naval research and ships), R&D Fire (energy, steam, petrochemicals), R&D Arcana (our magic division)....
    "By your powers combined, I am Captain Dreamwood!"
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)20:17 No.10894914
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    >'Do not fear our absence. Do not search for us. You must be safe. Do not search for us.'
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:17 No.10894919
    No need to get /too/ violent against our competitor. They only reason we started aggressively expanding was because they refused to use universal rail-sizes, if they didn't we wouldn't be too worried since we have lots of projects we want to work on.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:17 No.10894927
    rolled 1, 5, 1 = 7

    AA is something of a conglomerate. It holds pieces of nearly all manufacturing industries, a fair amount of mines, and has connections in foreign powers. It's a rather big player, but not so big that the government wouldn't neuter it if the opportunity was worthwhile.

    I very much like this idea.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:18 No.10894939
    i had like 3 peaple saying ignore those dicks, but anyway enough about me bitching

    fuck them, we dont compromise, dont send a response, dont anything

    we know we are winning now and we should use this moment of sucess to finish driving them into the dirt
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:20 No.10894974
    rolled 1, 4, 3 = 8

    The message was received by mail. Ignoring it would mean returning it unopened.

    You could, in fact, seal the envelope with alchemy and return it.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:20 No.10894986
    maybe negotiate using bem?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:20 No.10894991
    Right before we do that, though, let's check the political climate.
    We don't want to get blindsided by government regulations against us, or worse, due to AA having several high lords in its pockets.
    We need to check their political connections before we do anything irrevocable.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:21 No.10895011
    >'Do not fear our absence. Do not search for us. You must be safe. Do not search for us.'
    This can only end in manly tears.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:22 No.10895015
    So what does AA want. Tell them to convert to universal railline at their leisure if the want to.

    If they do that. Continue working towards connecting DW and capital. then Southern countries to Capital (what did the second country say?) then Metmar and Cyreth. We can finally stop putting in EVERYTHING towards rails and focus on other projects (like Zeppelins, better locos, rooting out terrorists, etc)
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:22 No.10895020
    AA doesnt mean shit to the gubment when compared to us, and I cant blame them

    We effectivly have free reign as long as it leaves the government better off
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:22 No.10895032
    Can we send them a letter back which just has a penis scrawled over their message

    (not saying to do it, just asking if we can)
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:24 No.10895060
    "We're the Scienceteers, and you can be one too. Pushing the limits of Science is the thing to do."
    "Go SCIENCE!"
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:24 No.10895064
    could this picture of a penis be aimed at a crude characature of the Head of AA and him having his mouth open?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:25 No.10895093

    Come on dude, why so aggressive?
    Its not like they can beat us in any other endeavors. Having competition is not really a bad thing. Remember we are shaping Dreamwood and country to work also when we are gone. If we make super-mega-monopoly ruling everything it can only end in disaster.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:25 No.10895099
    Theoretically, yes
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:26 No.10895115
    thats just stupid.
    We need to have respectable image.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:27 No.10895118
    rolled 4, 5, 6 = 15

    That would be a good idea. You only need to tell me what result you're looking for.

    AA is well-connected, and has several nobles in its command section. By all accounts, it is something of a bully, throwing its weight around and forcing compromises that favor it by a grotesque margin. They have never been known to resort to outright violence or terrorism, but accidents have been known to happen to their competitors.

    AA has been able to escape scrutiny primarily because of money. The high nobles are an ambitious lot, with the vices that come with power. AA knows which buttons to press. On the other hand, it is an old company, with none of your knowledge. In fact, it was forced to acquire your patented designs instead of developing its own. You represent a much more vast potential than AA, which explains why the high nobles are usually grudgingly on your side.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:28 No.10895143
    I never implied competition wasnt a good thing but they were the ones who started this

    they are the ones who decided to paly dirty, and use terrorism and sabotage because they couldnt win a fight they started

    What we are exacting isnt revenge, its a combination of punishment and intimidation tactics

    imagine a tiny start up company beating the everloving shit out of a multinational corporation

    that would scare away alot of those kinds of peaple who would be so low as to use underhanded tactics like that
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:29 No.10895151
    rolled 4, 3, 5 = 12

    Yes, technically, you could do this.

    I need a consensus on further communication with AA. You can certainly leave them to sweat for another month and see if they make any offers.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:29 No.10895154
    I think part of it is their refusal to work with us on creating a universal standard, something that we know to be essential in the universal adoption of a technology.
    There's also the condescending way that they negotiated with us, implying that they could crush us underneath their own industrial capacity if we wouldn't acquiesce to them.
    There's also the need to make an example. We need to show other potential competitors that our suggestions are not to be ignored lightly. We know the effects that our rapid industrialization can cause; we come from a world that experienced the pain of the Industrial Revolution and the unending troubles that it caused. We are trying to prevent these same mistakes from occurring.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:31 No.10895203
    Is AA owned by a board or an individual?
    Can we potentially just buy out the entire company and have the ex-owners sign contracts to cease participation in all non-government industries?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:32 No.10895233
    I'm in favor of letting them stew in their own fear, as the juggernaut of the Terrasdottir zaibatsu continues to outmaneuver their rail lines.
    It also gives us a chance to bring together political allies for AA's inevitable political attack. While I'm no fan of it, we may have to begin greasing some of the high lords' palms to ensure that they support us, rather than AA.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:33 No.10895241
    best outcome, bem has them merge with us otherwise a partner ship or something.

    or hostile takeover i dont really know.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:33 No.10895244
    Alright do what you guys think is the best, hmmm

    Though we have never yet connected AA with any sabotages initiated against us. Too bad that we can't just money at this problem and get reliable results like we did with aggressive rail extension.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:34 No.10895256
    >but you have already identified a mathematical prodigy who would never have had the chance to use her skills without your aid.

    Haha, sweet.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:34 No.10895263
    Pretty sure that they have more money than we do.

    Anyway, I say that we send them a politely gracious message, emphasizing that we are always willing to deal in good faith with those who intend to do so in turn. We can draw out negotiations if we need a delay, but it can't hurt to see what they're willing to throw on the table right now.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:35 No.10895285
    rolled 5, 6, 2 = 13

    A board, though information on the very inner circle is scarce. Buying it out would require much, much more money than you currently have, if the owners would even accept it.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:36 No.10895294
    How is the search for more potential political allies is going?
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:36 No.10895297
    Their business has more money, but potentially those individuals do not own that money, if a board. We would simply need to out-pay their salaries until retirement likely.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:38 No.10895337
    That's only if they're willing to allow being bought out.
    AA sounds like a privately held company, so I think the buyout option isn't feasible.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)20:38 No.10895339
    >information on the very inner circle is scarce
    Scarcity? No true business can resist entering a market where the product is scarce.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:39 No.10895359
    BTW, thanks for the town map, DM
    It's pretty awesome.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:40 No.10895385
    >You got along well, finding him to be much like you in many respects. Dreamwood now has a markedly closer relationship with that town, and you have a potential ally in the young man. He's invited you to visit him when you next get the chance.
    Where's the map when I need it? Regardless, we should perhaps drop by in the next couple months and discuss some business ventures with him. Like making his town a major hub in the rail network that we'll doubtless build in his area, if he can help us get things moving a bit more quickly and otherwise be a friend.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:43 No.10895421
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    rolled 1, 3, 6 = 10

    Not so hot. Many are willing to take advantage of your technology, but few see you as ally material, at least at present. Fewer still are people you would actually want to ally with.

    Thank you. It should be, for the ridiculous amount of time I spent on it. And that's just the quick-and-dirty version. I don't know how real artists do it.

    Recent map. Kaver Peak is on the Eastern edge of it.

    You can head over there any time. The Zeppelin can take you quite a distance in an afternoon.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:43 No.10895434
    Also, we might want to subtly hint at the creation of a political coalition of like-minded young nobles.
    He was born into this system, so he would be more familiar with it than Maya.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:45 No.10895464
    >Many are willing to take advantage of your technology, but few see you as ally material, at least at present. Fewer still are people you would actually want to ally with.

    Ah, well, we'll find more people like the one from Kaver Peak
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:47 No.10895490
    rolled 2, 2, 6 = 10

    You have already hinted at this. Calias seems to be a little weary of politics, which, considering he took over Kaver Peak after his father's death, at fifteen, is not surprising.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:48 No.10895508
    Hmm. That's closer to home than I expected. Unfortunate, since it means that we can't really do much with rails for him beyond tying him into the net. Still, we do need friends, so dropping by and trying to build ties would be nice.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:48 No.10895513

    Wait, how about those "disadvantaged" towns we helped?

    Btw, how are they doing?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:49 No.10895519
    i, for one, do not see a practical need for immigration,
    other cities and municipalities in the nation have pre-established governance, civil authorities, and infrastructure, to build up a new city is a superfluous waste,
    it is much more efficient to have a sort of university-town, akin to eureka or los-alamos, to foster a tighter knit community, a more concetrated ratio of education, a culture of intelectual curiosity, and greater resistance to subversion. projects are implimented localy as proof of concepts, and then enacted on scale in the rest of the nation,
    i do not know how to craft words to better impress upon you the folly of this current policy, other then to underline the drawbacks and highlight the benifits of the alternitive, you have already seen problems that have arisen because of it, and this course of action will result in delay and waste at the very least, or cut our journey short in a tragic degeneration of events at the worst.

    the truth of somthing, is self evident
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:49 No.10895527
    rolled 5, 2, 2 = 9

    Indeed it would. Do you want this handled in a specific way, or just bundled into the next timeskip?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:50 No.10895544
    >Hmm. That's closer to home than I expected

    Yeah, seeing how much we are spending on rail building I thought it would be longer too ... but I think we ferried almost all of our production to capitol side.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:51 No.10895558

    I like that idea. If we can get a sort of younger group where maybe we can talk to the sons or daughters of the nobility so that in time we have allies...
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:53 No.10895584
    I think we are already minimizing the immigration. And our town is pretty much what you have described.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:56 No.10895655
    But the creation and maintenance of a university-town as you describe it is better left to a national government.
    By developing in our chosen pattern, we maintain control over technologies developed in Dreamwood indigenously and via our inspiration. If this were to be a mere university town then we would not have that control.
    Also, our continued usefulness to the government of Perin is through the development of new technologies and their integration into the current civil order. Simple development of a new technology is not enough; we bring knowledge of how it can be best applied and distributed, as well as providing an area for the initiation of pilot project.
    I find your suggestions, while well-intentioned, to be useless to us at best, and counter-productive to our efforts here at worst.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)20:57 No.10895667
    rolled 2, 1, 1 = 4

    They are already your allies and the leaders are potential marks for your coalition. In the grand scheme of things, however, they are small change. Together, they represent a significant concentration of resources, but compared to a town like Merdis, they are beggars. In the short term, you would do exceedingly well to band them together. In the long term, you will need many more like them to equal the power of a minor city.

    The DTs are steadily increasing in prosperity, folding nicely into your trade and rail network. They are not nearly up to Dreamwood's standards, but seeing the results of your efforts has made them want very much to copy you. In time, they will become as much a part of Dreamwood as Central.

    Industrial expansion creates an ever-increasing appetite for manpower, lessened only by certain specific developments, such as the assembly line, many of which are already in place in the County. Until large-scale automation is feasible, the population must grow to fuel industry.

    Down by the capital, you have relied even more extensively on outsourcing than up North. Until Secondary Site is truly established, that will have to be the case.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)20:57 No.10895677
    additionaly, i am also of the opinion that our protracted commercial dealings, while potentialy very profitable, also represent a diversion, in accordence with my preveous 'city on a hill' postulate, while counsel and direction may be given to ensure that certain projects are implimented properly, becoming intimately involved can be destracting at the worst, and provoke corporate hostility and subversion at the worst (see; megacorp quest)
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:00 No.10895735
    You are proposing that we become the Harvard or Yale of Perin, then? Where the future leaders of the nation go for their education?
    We probably will have stiff competition from whatever prestigious academy already exists for nobles. We might have the edge in our academia, but we are woefully behind in social status in this regard.
    We may be able to nab some of the poorer nobles and lords, though. Ones who might not be able to afford the high tuitions of a prestigious institution, but through us will gain access to the future leaders of the Terrasdottir zaibatsu and BemCorp.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:01 No.10895753
    We should leave Bem in the capitol and have him work on BemCorp there, we'll reap MASSIVE profits, possibly doubling what we make now just from one city.
    For diplomacy send our best diplomats or something. Bem is more of a merchant if I understand correctly.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:03 No.10895787
    >, such as the assembly line, many of which are already in place in the County

    We are already using assembly lines? Awesome.

    Btw, are the health and safety standards upheld in our industry?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:06 No.10895860
    timeskippan, I guess?

    Oh, try to work out more on pantheon situation. We are concerned, ask advice from priests, diviners and Conclave
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:07 No.10895867
    I'm trying to think through whether it will be more advantageous for our plans if we simply send our better agents from the Ministry of Diplomacy to Baron Calias, or if we should take the production hit and go there ourselves.
    Even a single day can result in significant delays in construction, but personally meeting with the young Baron cannot be understated.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:09 No.10895901
    rolled 5, 4, 3 = 12

    Bem is both a skilled diplomat and a shrewd merchant, but he usually goes into negotiations looking for the largest profit, not necessarily the 'best' result.

    Some of your advisers are worried about the message lag imposed by distance. They are even more worried about being forced to rely on the Conclave for many communications. You are being asked to consider stringing telephone lines and repeater stations between the capital and Dreamwood, but only on the main route.

    Dreamwood's standards are in some cases even better than those of Earth's first world, which puts them far above Perin's norm. The Ministry of Industry accepts no compromises where health and safety are concerned, which has produced no end of whining, but the benefits have far outweighed any efficiency penalties, in your mind.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:10 No.10895911
    In addition to Perin's divine resources, we should try to send information requests to those of the surrounding nations. See if their pantheons have gone missing as well.
    Don't say it so obviously, of course.
    Mention that we are attempting to contact Hretmar, our Frost Giant God, and that the Perin pantheon has been unsuccessful in contacting him. Mention nothing about how we can't contact them either.
    This could be construed as a breach of national security, though, so I'm not sure if we should go through with it.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:10 No.10895925
    Hey, these people are used to the fact that a delegation might take months to arrive so we don't have to hurry.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:13 No.10895988
    I think that the benefits of setting up the requested telephone line would outweigh the slight hit to construction. As requested, only on the main line. We can also use this as a tech demonstrator for the Perin government in case they would also like to purchase this new service. Especially if we can snag a contract to lay down a line to their forward command bases in Forus.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:14 No.10896009
    >but the benefits have far outweighed any efficiency penalties, in your mind.

    Happy worker is efficient worker!

    Okay do that
    >K-kinda busy, k-kind busy, Sorry, cannot hear you, I'm kinda busy.
    Spend 3 days trying to get the song out of your head
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:15 No.10896020
    rolled 4, 2, 1 = 7

    There has been no luck on any front where the pantheon is concerned. Aside from the eclipse message, you have had no contact with them, and the serious nature of the communication puts you off continuing the 'search'. It is the opinion of most involved that if the gods are this committed to remaining hidden, it would be unwise to press further. After all, far too many evils have been unleashed by people sticking their noses where they shouldn't.

    Indeed. The Baron will probably react better to a personal visit than one from your associates.

    This is not a breach, because there is no sensitive information involved. Very few people even know who Hretmar is.

    There have been sporadic reports of gods going out of contact, in Perin and, startlingly, in Cyreth, which has its own specific deities. Cyreth's gods share lineage with some Frost Giant deities, which is unsurprising, given the region the nation occupies.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:16 No.10896047
    rolled 5, 1, 3 = 9

    The main line will be established, to help Bem stay in contact with the other elements of his corporation.

    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:19 No.10896102
    yeah, ok
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:19 No.10896109
    Ask around about the Cyrethian pantheon, especially those that might have knowledge of or be somehow related to Hretmar.
    Our ultimate goals are to find a method by which we can contact Hretmar (but don't use, as per instructed, unless we're sure he's in danger), and to try to pinpoint areas of Frost Giant ruins where remnants of their knowledge and technology might still remain. Now that we have zeppelins, I want to embark upon an archaeological survey of the Northern Unclaimed Lands, with an eye to finding Frost Giant relics.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:20 No.10896122
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    I think we need a hug.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:21 No.10896156
    rolled 6, 2, 3 = 11

    Queued for timeskip.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:22 No.10896167
    It COULD be that they are trying to become over deity which is not bad but that means they all lose their personalities T_T
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:23 No.10896198
    I hope we don't lose Hretmar and Illian. They've been real bros, and it'd be a real shame.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:23 No.10896199
    This reminds me, what were the results of our studies of the sites near Dreamwood?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:25 No.10896243
    Speaking of Frost Giants, I remember that at the height of their civilization, they were almost on par with 20th-century Earth in terms of their development, but then their empire crashed.
    Does anyone know how long ago that was? And if it has anything to do with how all Frost Giants are barbaric savages that seem to all have anger issues?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:28 No.10896299
    rolled 2, 6, 5 = 13

    The fire elemental ruins were vacant, drained of magical energy and sealed by a divine spell. Your historians are studying it, and have made several connections between it and the artifacts from the swamp. This may be a piece of history dating all the way back to Perin's founding, before the terraforming.

    Centuries, though no one knows exact figures. The mighty fortress city of Kharok, holding the vast library of Frost Giant knowledge beneath it, was nearly destroyed by fire gods due to the folly of its mages. It has been theorized that the subsequent fall of the Frost Giants can be attributed not just to Kharok's destruction but a curse set by those ancient gods.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:28 No.10896304
    Yeah, thats what I was saying
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:31 No.10896350
    So the Frost Giant disposition might be magical in nature, not just biological. Good thing to know. We'll have to be very careful with anything relating to our mind; whatever magic got our mind into this body also seems to be shielding it from the now-normal Frost Giant tendencies to PILLAGE AND BU-I mean-FREEZE.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:34 No.10896407
    I think right now we need to decide if we're going to visit Baron Calias in a zeppelin, or if we're going to wait until after this timeskip.
    I'm for going now (and further gives us an excuse to not respond to AA), but there was 1 poster that said to wait until later.
    Any other votes?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:34 No.10896425
    Are we going to visit Baron on our bitching zeppeling in next timeskip?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:36 No.10896449
    Keep building Zeppelins, each better than the last. We gots to make them superfast
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:38 No.10896502
    rolled 1, 4, 5 = 10


    You only have one Zeppelin Yard, and building more will cause a brief hitch in rail production. If you stick with a single yard, you can only build two couriers or a single standard design at once.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:40 No.10896527
    I phrased it wrong. I meant make them supefast .. like keep upgrading them.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)21:40 No.10896529
    >Bem is both a skilled diplomat and a shrewd merchant, but he usually goes into negotiations looking for the largest profit, not necessarily the 'best' result.

    Bem is great, really! But we should talk to him to see if he has anyone else in mind up and coming that could help out with negotiations. The guy cant be everywhere at once.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:40 No.10896535
    Okay lets distort time
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)21:43 No.10896596
    >hitch in rail production
    And that in unacceptable.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:46 No.10896643
    rolled 3, 4, 3 = 10

    Ah. That will happen, then.

    He has several in mind, but the best, aside from him, is Mal, the third elder. You wouldn't know it to look at him, but he has the wisdom of a man twice his age and the intelligence to use it.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:51 No.10896743

    dont you see, control is irrelevant, we do not need a huge indigenous population to explain how technology can be implimented, we simply have to tell them, they can see for themselves the usefulness, and in terms of dangerous ideas, simply do not release them, control of powerful tech will be much easier with a tighter community.
    heavy industries can be placed in cities, where they would also create jobs. while, again, working models of technology do not need intensive manpower to develop and impliment,
    theres already a whole nation made out there, why waste time making our own.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:54 No.10896800
    rolled 6, 6, 4 = 16

    The end of the year is fast approaching. You have reached the end of the eleventh month, the third year after your arrival. Things are moving quickly.

    Two more courier Zeppelins have been completed, one for the government and one for Dreamwood's use. The Zeppelin yard is now producing the final order, a diplomatic transport. Perin's capital is now served by Dreamwood rail, and its main terminal received a prototype medium locomotive days ago, in a publicity stunt practically insisted upon by Bem. Connections to Cyreth, Lokar, and Matmer are being run, but not will be complete for some time. AA, incensed by your refusal to answer, decided to do its best to circumvent you. The company is building tunnels and bridges to allow its own tracks to cross your own, and it is attempting (without much success) to turn the government against you. DCE, through more covert means than capture and torture, has uncovered what they think is nearly the full extent of the opposition's intelligence network in Dreamwood. Your Ministries are as infected as the County itself, but DCE, thankfully, has escaped nearly intact.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:54 No.10896813
    rolled 3, 1, 1 = 5

    A concert hall has been constructed in what is becoming Dreamwood's cultural center. It does not yet draw as many crowds as the theater or the stadium, but the lack of skilled musicians has a little to do with that. A telephone line, with multiple repeater stations, is being laid down alongside the main track to the capital. With any luck, both will be completed at the same time. Finding a rare area of free time, you swung Zeppelin 2 over to Kaver Peak, and tested its multiple anchor system due to the lack of a mooring tower. Calias was very pleased to see you, though his people were wary of hosting you, a giant, war hero, and noble. Over lunch, he apologized for the behavior of some of his citizens, explaining that they're a stubborn lot, though not without good reason. Frost Giants rarely raid this far in, but, some decades ago, they slipped through, and did serious damage to Cliffswall and Candor to the East. It's not often talked about, especially now, but it has stuck in the minds of some.

    To your surprise, it was Calias who suggested, outright, that Dreamwood become a formal ally of Kaver Peak. He stressed that he didn't mean to put the wheels in motion so suddenly, but he would be a fool to pass on the opportunity. The world is changing so quickly now that he can't afford to lag behind.

    R&D#1 has developed incendiary rounds. R&D#3 has further increased the efficiency of hybrid steam engines. The maximum speed of a standard Zeppelin has increased to 22MPH, with the latest tech. R&D#2, with a great flourish, presented a vastly improved golem design. It is, in essence, several different golems working together, forming a single body that can handle several different tasks without reprogramming. They want to start work on a self-programming golem, but your stories of rogue AIs and robot armies compelled them to ask for permission first.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)21:55 No.10896838
    rolled 4, 2, 5 = 11

    This will be the last timeskip tonight, but I'll stick around for a while.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)21:57 No.10896865
    You are going at this as someone who only wants to do their research and be left alone.
    We not only want to do research, but we want to implement it as well. We are not satisfied with merely dispensing knowledge like a living wikipedia. We want to build, to explore, and to do all that we possibly can in defense of those that have sheltered us in this world.
    In short, your plan, while efficient, isn't as much fun. And the whole purpose of this quest, is to have fun.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:00 No.10896907
    ah, this thread again,

    (i talked a little bit in http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/10320460, but that thread was spamed to hell so im reposting incase anyone missed it)

    we have bean fields yes? render them into a fine mush, and ferment in an oxygen rich enviorment, take the resultant slurry and strain it dry of fluid, congradulations, you now have a nutrative and protien dense food staple, high protien diets were a major factor in the physical and mental development of western peoples over time.
    now take the fluids and slowly heat it to near boilind temperatures, condense the resultant vapors, congradulations you now have nigh pure alcohol solution for whatever nefarious uses, ( will work with any sorce of carbohydrate).
    continue heating untill the water boils off, and brownish crystals will be the resultant residue, congradulations, you now have concentrated glutamate, the specific activator molecule for the 'savory' sensory pits on the tounge, bemcorp food groups inc. is now poised for domination.

    con t...
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:03 No.10896983
    Uh-oh, hive self programming golems? Might be bad idea. Tell them you thinks it is too dangerous, as the network increases so will their processing (thinking) power. They might become conscious and after that we can't really tell what will happen, they might be peaceful which is good or try to kill everyone outright which is bad.

    Defiantly do not start on this untill we have man-portable anti-golem weapons at least
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:05 No.10897016
    so you said mostly intact

    how many agents were currupted in DCE and what were their positions?

    if we know nearly the entire extent we should slowly relocate individuals to less and less important operations to avoid continued info leechingkeep one or 2 near our shipyards and give them false info so they wont think we caught them and immediatly rout those in DCE
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:05 No.10897017
    The political alliance with Kaver Peak is excellent. I believe we should enter into such a pact.
    Also, I'd like some consideration to go into the separation of the R&D divisions into Air, Fire, Water, Earth, and Arcana. At the very least, consider the commissioning of a children's entertainment show, "Captain Science and the Scienceteers" (with our likeness taking either the place of Captain Planet or Gaia).

    The extent of the corruption is disturbing. Morale would surely fall if we were to institute something like a 'Night of the Long Knives' kind of purge. We'll have to be careful with this. And we still need to find out who's been pulling the strings of the saboteurs.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:05 No.10897020
    rolled 1, 1, 4 = 6

    For now, R&D will content itself with improving golems in other ways.

    The golems you currently produce have clay as their main component. If you don't manage to damage their runes enough to shut them down, you can always shoot them.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:05 No.10897024
    Aww. Thanks DM, I really appreciate it. Put this in archive right now lest we repeat previous mistake.

    Btw, how do people like our clothing line, standard military uniforms and our personal uniform?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:10 No.10897138
    Having so many R&D is convoluting imo
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)22:11 No.10897156
    >They want to start work on a self-programming golem, but your stories of rogue AIs and robot armies compelled them to ask for permission first.
    That's very wise of them. Let's hold off for the time being. If we do test this it should be in a secure facility that it wouldnt be able to tear it's way out of. Even then there should never be any more than 1 in a very, VERY large area. Also 3 rules of robotics.

    Kaver Peak could be a good location to recruit some people if we ever do expeditions into the far north. Some people from places closer to Dreamwood may well have forgotten how dangerous 'real' Frost Giants can be.

    As for the enemy spy network that we've pritty much pinned down it might be a good point to find out what it is these people are getting from it. Are they being payed rediculous sums of money, promised power etc. Find out what their motivations are, and if it's something fairly common. That way if or when we have to round all of them up it'll be easier to offer them another way out.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:12 No.10897176
    Ask DCE twins what can be done more to help with this matter? More money? Request help? What?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:13 No.10897194
    rolled 6, 1, 4 = 11

    Four DCE agents are known to be working for the opposition. Two are field guards, one is a clerical worker, and the last is an investigator. He is also a native of Dreamwood, one of the first to be trained by the twins.

    Do you want to separate all of R&D, create separate divisions under the three departments, or only split one department? #1 is mundane, #2 is magical, and #3 combines the two.

    Plans for children's show confirmed. The theater group will start working on it.

    No problem.

    The less-snazzy, toned-down uniform you adopted for regular use is very popular, and fits your command style well. The new military and civilian uniforms have raised morale, because the tailored, well-designed garments are comfortable and look superb.

    Forest North is growing more slowly than you expected, but it is also extremely popular with the higher echelons and commoners alike. Some local garrisons have looked into getting their uniforms altered to look more like yours, and one noble has even inquired about outfitting his knights with FN wear.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:14 No.10897205
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    Perhaps an Angel will show up to..show them another way.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:16 No.10897249
    If we take up that noble's contract, we should have our designers stick with the general look of our main line, but customize with the noble's coat of arms, family colors, that sort of thing. So that it has the same snappy elements, but is obviously customized to his tastes.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:18 No.10897276
    >Some local garrisons have looked into getting their uniforms altered to look more like yours, and one noble has even inquired about outfitting his knights with FN wear

    This is cool. If other military divisions want to adapt uniform we must do that. But of course we must make alterations so that it is possible to identify who's who. Work closely with the clients to work out the best suited uniforms/color/insignia
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:19 No.10897295

    How is our Capitol-DW passenger service doing? How many people can we ferry in one month? Does this increase popularity as expected?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:21 No.10897331
    Oh man, we should visit our sis at the garrison in Fain next time. I completely forgot about her. She helped us quite a bit back in the day.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:21 No.10897349
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    >DCE, through more covert means than capture and torture, has uncovered what they think is nearly the full extent of the opposition's intelligence network in Dreamwood. Your Ministries are as infected as the County itself, but DCE, thankfully, has escaped nearly intact.

    You know what to do.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:24 No.10897395
    rolled 5, 6, 2 = 13

    A secure testing facility will be used if these experiments ever go forward.

    Some of the opposition's agents are being payed, but others are obviously being threatened, either with blackmail or something more insidious. In fact, the vast majority seem to be rather unwilling, as if they are being forced to act as they do. Any loyalty they feel to their employer is likely to spring from fear.

    They have enough information to gut the entire network in a single night. Give it another week and they should be able to trace the source, or at least one of them. If you give them the go-ahead, they'll arrest all of the known agents at once, but you might want to keep the network in place until you find out who's behind it all, or so that you can continue feeding them false information.

    Confirmed. All FN uniforms will be uniquely identifiable. No one should confuse a Dreamwood uniform with any other.

    It is doing quite well, but it serves several major cities as well as Dreamwood. A single Zeppelin can transport over 4,000 people per month, but the average is currently less than 2,000. Still, you are turning a profit, and air travel is steadily increasing in popularity. Of course, this is going to set you at odds with the Ornithopter and balloon companies.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:24 No.10897406
    Murderate them?

    Observe. Feed false info then detain and question heavily?

    Also, strip of all possessions and exile them into Forus or something when no more info can be got?
    Also yes.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:24 No.10897411
    The general idea I had was:
    Earth - Heavy industry and technology for stuff on the ground.
    Air - Flight technology, such as zeppelins and ornithopters.
    Fire - Steam engines and petrochemicals. Also weapons design.
    Water - Naval ships, both military and civilian.
    Arcana - Magic.

    Now that I think about it, we may not yet be at the level where dividing teams into such specialized groups is warranted. So I guess for now, encouraging the three divisions to work with each other and cross-pollinate ideas.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:27 No.10897454
    Rather than immediately exiling them to Forus, maybe some effort should be made to find out how some of these agents are being threatened, and neutralize it? Make them into double-agents so that when we attack their master, it'll be easier?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:28 No.10897474
    rolled 1, 1, 5 = 7

    If you want, those groups can be established as small think tanks, assisting the regular R&D machine in specific areas of expertise. This would reduce the complexity of the arrangement, but it might still be hard to keep track of.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:28 No.10897479
    When we have the time, we should toy around with developing weapons that can enter the astral realm and harm gods.

    Because my bet on the Pantheon's silence is that they are engaged in a conflict with the Bleeding Sun, and have to put all their power into it. The fact that they want us to stay safe by remaining hidden implies that they're not doing so hot.

    So we need to develop the drill that will pierce the heavens.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:28 No.10897482
    >this is going to set you at odds with the Ornithopter and balloon companies.

    Well ,fuck them. We are not releasing patents just yet this time.

    >They have enough information to gut the entire network in a single night.
    No, don't do that. We need the source. Keep observing them.

    >main terminal received a prototype medium locomotive days ago, in a publicity stunt practically insisted upon by Bem
    How did the stunt go? What were the reactions?
    Did we pull a mighty troll face?
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)22:31 No.10897531
    >Also, strip of all possessions and exile them into Forus or something when no more info can be got?

    This is probably some of the fear that the competition is playing on. What we want is not only for people to not want to spy for them in first place but to possibly turn themselves in. Or even better to switch sides and let us find the root of this thing.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:32 No.10897548
    Yes. I didn't read the >>10897395
    I was typing at that time.

    Seems like those guys are not criminals and shouldn't be treated like that. Being forced should not constitute as crime, we need to find who is behind all of this.

    I think its coalitions of nobles with help of AA.

    Also, DM, I hope our DCE is building up a hefty dossier with evidences, confessions and such so that we can have government prosecute them if need be.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:36 No.10897615
    >It is doing quite well, but it serves several major cities as well as Dreamwood. A single Zeppelin can transport over 4,000 people per month, but the average is currently less than 2,000. Still, you are turning a profit

    Yes, but does it help us to get more popular and more liked by people from Capitol and other places?

    Also, upgrade all of our Zeps when they arrive to DW with the latest models.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:38 No.10897629
    I'm game for this arrangement. You don't have to change anything in the way we do things, it's just extra fluff you can use in exposition.

    As for >>10897395
    >Of course, this is going to set you at odds with the Ornithopter and balloon companies.

    Since we are treading on their turf instead of the other way around, and to further alienate AA, I think we should offer them partnership in our zeppelin company. Very tempting concessions, such as immediate full partner status (though we keep final control of the company, of course), unlimited license to use our zeppelin designs, technical assistance to retool their factories and airports. In return we get usage of their airfields.
    It most get us Bem-level profits, but I think it should be so tempting that the balloon and ornithopter companies won't compete with us, because they'll become a part of us.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:38 No.10897643
    rolled 5, 3, 6 = 14

    Certain magical effects can destroy or dispel spirits. Certain extremely powerful magical effects can destroy the soul. It might be possible to throw sufficient firepower at the next realm from the surface to harm a deity. But the best way to kill a god is to become one.

    It was a startlingly reckless display, especially considering that the last leg of the trip involved the locomotive being air-dropped from Zeppelin 2. It all went off without a hitch, though, thanks to the pilot's steady hands and a complete lack of wind. In the end, the locomotive settled gently onto the tracks, guided by a dozen workers as the Zeppelin slowly descended. You would never have approved it if you didn't trust Bem as much as you do.

    The overall effect was... euphoric. The demonstration of your industrial power must have shocked even the high nobles. And the children certainly loved their first train rid.
    >> Rolled 1 + 19 = 20 07/02/10(Fri)22:39 No.10897649
    We need to upgrade our zeppelins with lightboards/pixelboards on the sides.

    Display propagaaaaadvertisements.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:40 No.10897669
    DM, tomorrow at the same time?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:41 No.10897680
    >The demonstration of your industrial power must have shocked even the high nobles. And the children certainly loved their first train ride.


    >The best way to kill a god is to become one.

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:43 No.10897711
    rolled 5, 1, 5 = 11

    DCE maintains a triple-redundant database contained in secure facilities. Having to rely on hardcopies makes it a bit complicated, but there is full documentation on practically everything.

    Yes, yes it does. Upgrades usually take place in the background. All craft are outfitted with the very latest equipment when possible.

    For those with only profit on their minds, this will probably work. However, some are stubborn, and pilots are known to be a rather independent lot. You might have some trouble here.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:43 No.10897728
    Motherfuckers will think twice before trying to make us bend to their will.

    Also, I wanted ask. Can we design engines working with multiple mage-locks?
    Like, when one of the runs out of juice, the other one kicks in and by the time the second one runs out of juice the first one is already recharged to replace the second one. Or 3 mage-locks if 2 are not enough for this system?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:46 No.10897759
    rolled 5, 6, 4 = 15

    That's a future concern. Right now you've been relying on paint.

    Yes. There will not be a session Sunday, but it is the Fourth of July, so that was probably anticipated.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:48 No.10897792
    >pilots are known to be a rather independent lot

    Why not invite them to DW and have them help to design better planes? Having already skilled pilots on good sides is pretty good idea me thinks. We can make them better and unique planes as reward.

    What do you guys think? Or would you like to keep our R&D completely isolated from outside interference?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:49 No.10897807
    >However, some are stubborn, and pilots are known to be a rather independent lot. You might have some trouble here.
    We would, but that would be if we were about to assimilate them completely and leave nothing of their previous identities. What if let them continue as their own companies, but simply have them adhere to our standards and technology. Branding and customer service would be up to them. It could be like the Snickers-Mars-Twix-M&M situation where they can appear to be all competing products, but in reality they are all owned by the Mars Corporation.
    I realize that there will be some who will still reject such a generous offer, but I can't think of any other concessions I could make that won't result in BemCorp eventually crushing them.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:49 No.10897811
    Ah right... Forgot you guys had that. Damn.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:52 No.10897842
    >Upgrades usually take place in the background. All craft are outfitted with the very latest equipment when possible.

    offer to upgrade the Zeps we made for the government at a hefty discounts.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)22:52 No.10897844
    rolled 2, 2, 6 = 10

    Yes, you can, but you would need to secure a large enough source of magelocks to make that practical.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:53 No.10897861
    Aren't we buying plenty of them?
    Or are they expensive?
    How long till we crack them and start producing ours?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)22:57 No.10897912

    What are major concerns of our citizens? Is immigration and money still a problem?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:01 No.10897964
    On the one hand I'm concerned with our research divisions being compromised. But on the other hand, giving them these kinds of concessions might go a long way towards getting them on our side.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:02 No.10897980
    rolled 2, 4, 1 = 7

    Done. Deal accepted. They'll probably (in the future) contract you to provide upgrades where necessary for a fee.

    Since you are using steam engines for power generation and driving machines, fire magelocks are used to provide some or all of the energy required. Perin is biased against fire, which is understandable, given the war, so those are hard to come by. Electric magelocks could be used to run motors, but those are also quite rare, and tend to have a lower output and long recharge times. Much of your research has been curtailed due to rail expansion. Magelocks, especially fire ones, are a priority, but they're not getting as much attention as they could.

    People have largely stopped complaining about immigration, but the population of the County is almost a thousand, so the natives are greatly outnumbered. Money is not really a problem, since the BLS guarantees a higher standard of living than the national average even if you don't actually do anything. The issue of the day is security. Sabotage has become more and more frequent, though DCE has managed to keep the effects nearly non-existent. Still, your citizens are afraid you're overextending yourself, and their safety will suffer.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:05 No.10898036
    So, what can we do more to increase the security?
    We already increased the militia patrol, screening and whatnot.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:07 No.10898061
    in earlier threads some though was diverted to magical contemplations, i propose the concepts posited in: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8549748/#8551663
    and: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/8549748/#8551943
    be relayed to the conclave for further study
    and of course redacting all instances and/or references to 'anonymous', 'hive-mind' and/or 'gesault'

    (dirty secretses, must'nt know...)
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:09 No.10898084
    rolled 3, 1, 6 = 10

    Once the opposition's network is dealt with, that problem will solve itself. Probably.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:11 No.10898112
    >Still, your citizens are afraid you're overextending yourself, and their safety will suffer.
    This is not a good situation. Our citizens are fearful that our enemies have agents who can hurt them, allowing our enemies to blackmail/threaten our citizens into becoming their agents. The only way to break the cycle is going to be an overt reassertion of control on a massive scale, preferably once we know exactly who our enemy is and how effectively they can carry out their threats against our people. Get us this data, intelligence corps! We believe in you!
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:11 No.10898119
    weird thing you are suggesting.
    I don't really understand.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:12 No.10898132
    I think our current plan is to track the source of the enemy intelligence network, turning as many agents as we can in the process, and then striking at the source. Once the source of these troubles has been dealt with, we dismantle the network (offer enemy agents a chance to work in the DCE, perhaps? They were good enough to get in, they might be worth further training, and being the person who took care of the person threatening them might shift loyalty to us). That should alleviate most security concerns.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:13 No.10898146
    Ask twins what can be done to make security better in the future.
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)23:15 No.10898172
    >Still, you are turning a profit, and air travel is steadily increasing in popularity. Of course, this is going to set you at odds with the Ornithopter and balloon companies.
    Sounds like it's time to talk to the ornithopter people. We want to eventually bring in heavier than air flight and they want to stay competitive. Let's cooperate in a joint venture. I'm sure we can come to a mutually benificial agreement.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:18 No.10898205
    We've suggest this >>10897807
    this >>10897629
    and this >>10898172
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:18 No.10898211
    rolled 5, 5, 4 = 14

    If you have no concern but security, fashioning a police state would certainly accomplish it. Other than that, there really isn't much that can be done, aside from removing the enemy network and reminding citizens to be vigilant.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:18 No.10898216
    People who already switched sides wouldn't be most trustful agents. I am against getting them into DCE.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:21 No.10898260
    Oh, ok
    No police state though
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:22 No.10898275
    They won't be trusted agents, but such agents still do have their uses. Simply discounting them outright without considering the myriad different uses that they can be put towards is premature.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:23 No.10898297
    How popular are products coming from Dreamwood?

    What kind of products are we selling anyway?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:26 No.10898340
    rolled 3, 6, 5 = 14

    Like all products, they vary in popularity. Nowadays, though, the mere fact that something comes from Dreamwood is enough to cause most people to give a second look.

    Dreamwood itself sells things like mini-locos and crude golems. BemCorp sells nearly everything, from liquor to fine clothing to nails and books about sailing.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:27 No.10898367
    Oh, have our distillers been able to come up with a whiskey worthy of the name, "Old Terra"?
    And what about our Ice-Cola drinks? Though I imagine that since it's winter, sales are a little slow.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:29 No.10898388

    Have there been written any good books by our people, yet?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:32 No.10898433
    Related: I know that our version of the Swiss Army Knife is selling well; what about our serials of MacGuyver?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:32 No.10898446
    rolled 6, 3, 3 = 12

    No, certainly not worthy of the name, but the attempts keep getting closer, and nothing is wasted. Anything not up to par is sold at a discount.

    Ice-Cola doesn't taste quite like Coca-Cola or Pepsi, and it requires exotic ingredients that can only come from other nations or alchemy. This makes it expensive, at least compared to the carbonated fruit juice BemCorp sells. A knock-off, Mountain Frost, tastes even less like Coca-Cola but is much easier to make. Either way, you're making money, but Coca-Cola has become known as an 'elite' drink because of its price.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:33 No.10898474
    How is our weapons development?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:35 No.10898499

    do people like it?

    What kind of ingredients are needed anyway? Can't we import them or try to grow them?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:37 No.10898544
    Since we have indoor plumbing, do we have bathrooms, sinks and stuff? I mean running water.

    Do we have hot water too or only cold?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:39 No.10898573
    rolled 6, 5, 3 = 14

    The most popular are transcriptions of stories from Earth. At the moment, very little of Dreamwood's text output is in any way original. The best would probably be Starlight Firefight, a Star Wars novel about a squad of Imperial Stormtroopers, by a strange poet who calls himself Skulls. He's talented, but weirder than Lark.

    MacGyver, given the lack of modern materials, has morphed into a sort of mage with talents he can't control, almost always relating to luck. The heroic but pacifist character is an interesting change from typical lore, and is very popular with adolescents.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:39 No.10898575
    Oh, you make a good point. We've been neglecting our rifle and artillery development.
    I know that we now have revolvers, and even built ourselves something worthy of the title "Hand Cannon" ( I say we name it the "Dirty Harry". "Peacemaker" is a great name to give to a gun, but should it be given to a rifle, rather than a pistol like the original?).
    I know we have lever-action repeating rifles with rifling. I think the next development was bolt-actions and clips for usage with internal magazines.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:42 No.10898628
    I was hoping that MacGuyver would keep the science aspect, so that he comes across as a magitek mage, using intellect and science with a little help from magic (because science hasn't caught up yet).
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:42 No.10898636
    And Gatling guns.
    Don't forget Gatling guns
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:44 No.10898662
    >Skulls. He's talented, but weirder than Lark.

    Heh, cool.

    Maybe we have ourself some interesting character to interact with? What is so weird of him?
    >> Arty 07/02/10(Fri)23:44 No.10898667
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    If he hasnt already, Bem should look into product Catalogues or mail order catalogues that can be sent out to general stores in smaller towns or even larger trading centers. It would be handy for merchants or regular people to know what they can buy from us.
    Pic is an example.
    >By 1896, Eaton's mail order department was sending out 135 000 parcels by post and almost 74 000 by express.

    While whole sections of western Canada were being settled by farmers these sort of mail order Catalogues were how people kept up to date on the latest fasions and so on. While I dont personally know about them I'm sure there were equivilants in the US.

    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:46 No.10898695
    rolled 5, 5, 6 = 16

    Proceeding, but not quickly. The Militia has been outfitted with repeating rifles and revolver sidearms. Work is being done on a fast-repeater, basically a machine gun, and on Gatling guns. Neither has shown much success yet.

    People like it, yes. Certain crucial ingredients are native to tropical climates and will not grow this far North. So far, attempts to grow them in greenhouses have failed.

    You have running water from the stream in Central and in well-pumps elsewhere. Boilers provide hot water, but only to a few buildings at the moment. Everyone else either has to go to the public bath or heat their own water.

    Most houses have been retrofitted with bathrooms, though they are not very luxurious. They come with sink, shower, and toilet, at least, though, as mentioned, the sinks and showers are cold only unless in a building served by boilers. Standard showers have a valve that can be used to hook them to a reservoir of heated water.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:52 No.10898786
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    Like this, but bluer?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:53 No.10898805
    rolled 6, 2, 4 = 12

    There isn't enough mainstream science for him to keep the appeal. Over time, the character will change to reflect the world he's in. It's possible that 'vintage' MacGyver will become an iconic figure in the future.

    He tends to speak in rhyme or iambic pentameter, when he's not singing or using hand motions. He writes with a tablet held to his body by shoulder straps, acting out motions with one hand and scribbling with the other. He's ambidextrous, and has proven to be a better shot with a sling than most are with a rifle. Your sociologist thinks he's legitimately insane, but he writes incredibly well and has so far been harmless.

    Catalogs of a sort have been implemented, but they are not illustrated, since Dreamwood's presses can only copy text. 'Picture plates' are in development but have not yet been implemented.
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:54 No.10898842
    I admit I don't know how the heating process goes through but can't we use coal to heat water?

    Or can we have the tunnespirit carve deep into mantle pour water and pump it out so that we can use planets warmth as heating?
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:57 No.10898899
    >> Anonymous 07/02/10(Fri)23:57 No.10898904
    It's a matter of building enough boilers, and keeping them fed with fuel.
    Coal boilers for an apartment complex might be fine, but the resources to build one for every single home, and to keep them with enough coal, would be difficult to accomplish with the industrial and transportation infrastructure we have now.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/02/10(Fri)23:59 No.10898953
    rolled 2, 6, 6 = 14

    You already use coal-burning boilers. Some smaller ones are still wood-burning models. There just aren't enough of them yet. Having a water heater in every home is a modern invention, and you're not there yet.

    The tunnel spirit can't go nearly that deep, but it can go deep enough for there to be some merit in geothermal power. More research is needed, though, and construction of the appropriate facilities would be resource-intensive.
    >> Arty 07/03/10(Sat)00:03 No.10899010
    We might be farther ahead to build some water heaters that use sunlight that can be attached to the rooves of houses. When I visited China a few years ago you could see them EVERYWHERE except for the areas with skyscrapers. All they really need is electricity to run the water pump.

    >Certain crucial ingredients are native to tropical climates and will not grow this far North. So far, attempts to grow them in greenhouses have failed.

    It's the soil. Some plants will only grow in certain soil types. (My grandmother repotted some Aloe Vera plants before giving them to me and they all died from having the wrong soil.)
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:07 No.10899069
    Let's do a little writing in our freetime. Proposition:

    We write down a "close as we can remember" transcription of the light-sider path from Knights of the Old Republic. Make sure HK-47 gets lots of screen time, including his interpretation of the concept of love.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:07 No.10899071
    >Some plants will only grow in certain soil types.
    Is it the nutrient content of the soil? The type of sand or the amount of silicates in it? It'll take more research resources than we can afford to solve the problem, but it's something to consider concerning our other crops.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:10 No.10899122

    We should set our druids to work on this. Maybe some of R&D too
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:14 No.10899179
    True, the druids and ecologists on our payroll aren't being consumed by the railroad effort. They are working at the Academy in eco-engineering and conservation classes, but I guess some of them might welcome a change of pace.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:14 No.10899194
    How is government liking their Zeps?
    >> Arty 07/03/10(Sat)00:18 No.10899257
    I imagine the militarized one is going to require some heavy testing before deployment. Weapon placement and type could cause some serious weight and stability issues.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:21 No.10899314
    We should also design it to accommodate mages as well. They can be part of the defense systems and artillery.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/03/10(Sat)00:24 No.10899359
    rolled 3, 5, 1 = 9

    They are satisfied with your work, and, thankfully, there haven't been any serious problems. For a brand-new and relatively untested technology, there have been surprisingly few hiccups. The implications of widely available, relatively quick and stable air travel are immense.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:25 No.10899373
    Oh good idea.
    Maybe even implement runes or charms that help mages
    >> Arty 07/03/10(Sat)00:28 No.10899413
    Oh god. Heavy Artillery being accelerated by a Perin mage's light field. This is a horrifying concept.
    Just think, if the war ends there'd be such an influx of fire magelocks we could build airships capable of circumnavigating the planet.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/03/10(Sat)00:30 No.10899448
    rolled 1, 6, 2 = 9

    True. But by that point, you'll probably looking more toward orbital travel.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:32 No.10899483
    We can use our knowledge of Earth fiction to come up with weapon system ideas. We can use magic where we lack the technology.
    We can work towards things like:
    Terminators - Metal golems with limited self-reprogramming capability.
    Predators - Alchemical treatments or potions to make a soldier stronger and have more acute senses, and equipped with a cloak of adaptive thermoptic camoflage.
    Metal Gear, Mobile Suits, and BattleMechs - The War Forms, similar to Erivrus and the Perin-derivatives.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:33 No.10899495
    Do citizens have any suggestions for more entertainments and recreation?
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/03/10(Sat)00:38 No.10899575
    rolled 5, 5, 6 = 16

    At the moment, you have nearly every source of entertainment known in the North. However, if you do begin negotiations with the pilot companies, some would like you to consider acquiring a few 'thopters. Apparently, they're a lot of fun to fly.
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)00:40 No.10899606
    Ah cool

    We'll see about that.

    Think I'm done with questions and suggestions.
    Thank you DM, see you tomorrow.
    >> ★ Subprocessor DM 07/03/10(Sat)00:40 No.10899615
    rolled 3, 3, 2 = 8

    Thanks for being here. See you later.
    >> Researcher Sam 07/03/10(Sat)00:52 No.10899817
    So tell me. We've got Zeppelins. And they're doing fairly well. Shall we start up an airline service, in conjunction with our train/railroads?
    >> Anonymous 07/03/10(Sat)01:29 No.10900504
    We already have a flegling air line, but we need work out our situation with the ornithopter and balloon companies first.

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