Evening gentlemen, it's that time again! That's right /tg/, I am returned! After my abrupt exit at the end of the last thread I'm glad to see someone diligently archived the thread. All previous thread here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Children%20of%20the%20MountainWhen we left off, there was a serious debate over the grievous insult offered to Gronk by the Dwarves. Not only have they killed two trolls, not only have they stolen his gold, but they skinned his trolls and made Tak-Tak wear the skins as a cloak. The debate ended with a vote for training magic and melee. I'm going to have to ask that the vote be recounted however.Most recent update incoming.
>>25993977After the night of the crippling, many humans died from blood loss. Still more died later from infection, when their wounds went green and they began to refuse food. Some survived, their wills sharpened by the pain. When they looked at Gronk, he could feel their hate. It was so strong it was almost palatable. In his hind brain, he knew that they would die to kill him, making them a risk. On the other hand, such strength of feeling was hard to create, and would be a powerful weapon if it could be used.Gronk spent more and more time in conference with his new goblin ‘friend’. He had dubbed him ’Tink-Tank’, and promised to make him chief over all the slaves if he could deliver all he said. It did not escape Gronk’s notice that he had made the same promise to Tak-Tak. He knew that the little scribe’s usefulness had almost come to an end. If he returned with the axes, it might be time for him to have a little accident. Gronk also questioned him about creating a forge, smithy and furnace. The answers did not please him. The goblin didn’t know how to build a forge, and it was a precise art. The heat had to be exactly right, and alterable when the smith choose. This required precise measurements and an attention to detail that Gronk knew he did not have. The rest of Gronk’s days were spent honing his magics, particularly his projections. He knew that a giant flaming troll would inspire fear in the heart of any enemy, a weapon that was just as useful as his new axe.>Cont.
>>25993995On a night full of snow and sleet, Tak-Tak returned. He was hardly recognisable and wrapped in a material that Gronk knew was familiar but couldn’t quite place. Although he seemed unhurt, the little creature shook and shivered even when next to a roaring fire. His eyes portrayed a hunted feeling, and he stared at shadows. When at last he was persuaded to talk, his tale was a harrowing one. When he and his troll accomplices approached the dwarven mine, they had been allowed all the way to the front gate. They had arrived and waited, being sure that the dwarves had look outs. After some time, the gates had opened and a small group of dwarves had come out. As they approached, Tak-Tak had walked forward to meet them. Only that had saved him from the fate that befell the trolls. He had gone a few steps when something whooshed over his head. Spinning around, he saw both trolls fall the floor and heard their screams. On his other side, he heard a mighty war cry. When he turned, the dwarves were charging. On their way paced, on punched him in the face. He fell to the ground and didn’t rise.When he awoke, the little goblin found himself in a pitch black room. It was cold and wet, with a little slit of light coming from a grating in the door. After some hours of this dank, dark prison, a dwarf dragged him out. He was thrown from the gate and told to go back to the temple with a message. The message was this; Trolls shouldn’t try to make deals, they’re not smart enough. We’ll keep the gold, and won’t slaughter you in exchange. When Tak-Tak said he’d freeze before he made it back, the dwarves laughed. A cloak was thrown to him, one that was obviously newly made. It was then that Gronk realised what Tak-Tak was wearing. It was troll fur.
>>25994002Choose two actions.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Great Devourer, Ash eyes, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 51 Trolls (8F, 40M, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 51 Goblins (13F, 27M, 6M 5F children)>Prisoners: 34 Goblins (30M, 4F) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone (Goats produce meat and milk every turn)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>25994014Train that magic and melee!
>>25994044One player! Are you a veteran or new to this thread?
Okay, writing up melee and magic. I hope more players will arrive after a bit.
Still voting for magic and melee here.
>>25994118>>25994121Good to see you lads!
>>25994002I think we can let the dorfs be for a little while, let them think we are afraid of them, while we ravage the human settlement(where is our raiding party op?)also>magic>training
>>25994072I've kept up with the thread, namein'
>>25994137It`s my lucky saturday, hungover as hell. Checked /b/ and /tg/, found my centaurthread and trollthread
>>25994118>>25994153so... what do the next turns? kill dorfs now? wait?get ze hoomies first?wat?
>>25994257I'd say train long enough that the dwarves let their guard down, then smash their shit and take slaves
>>25994277`tis wat I`m thinking to. If we get some reports from our raiding/scoutparty soon I would like to take the hoomietown ASAP. If we remove them, it seems the dorfs are the last enemies in our vicinity(that we know about) maybe we wont have to fight on multiple fronts(fingers crossed) If we remove these threats we will be given an opportunity to build, train and grow before we continue with raping the world
>>25994321The news of the envoy’s execution sent a shockwave of doubt throughout the Children. Those trolls had been sent to deal with the little humans had been denied a proper death, allowed only to be slaughtered like animals. And whose order had sent them there? Gronk’s. The Marked one was still their chief, and the chosen of the mountains to boot, but now he seemed a bit less... infallible. Orders were greeted with sullen grunts and carried out without the usual enthusiasm and speed. Gronk knew that he would have to avenge their deaths and the insult soon, or the doubt would set in still further. To regain the discipline that now seemed lacking, Gronk ordered his trolls to train themselves for the coming war. Axes were handed out and some fire returned to the troll’s motions. With weapons in their hands, they seemed far more willing to obey their lord and master. Bloodlust kept them in line, but would likely turn them into a chaotic rabble in a battle. Again, Gronk was sure he needed to do something. The goblin slaves spent the days practising with their stick throwers, peppering the local trees with bolt after bolt. While not much more than a nuisance to a troll, they would be completely deadly to a dwarf. The goblins also practised rank firing and forming spear blocks.
>>25994328Due to discontentment, choose only one action.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Great Devourer, Ash eyes, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 51 Trolls (40M, 8F, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 51 Goblins ( 27M, 15F, 4M 5F children)>Prisoners: 34 Goblins (30M, 4F) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone (Goats produce meat and milk every turn)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>25994343ok, we need to keep the children busy. we should either go for the humans first, or come up with a clever plan to get the dorfs out of the mountain. not sure it is smart to charge into their fortress... tunnels are prob to small for us trolls.maybe we should start harassing their aboveground resources and huntingparties, if they have any>War, haven`t decided on whom yetinput pls
nice to see this one back scrivener. catching up to recent events in this thread.
>>25994343Get that blood lust shit under control, we'll just get slaughtered if we don't. Train Melee I'm guess? Or Train discipline? something like that. Also promise we'll move out against the stunts very soon
>>25994343Disobedience? UNACCETAPBLE! Is worship-praise time! Demonstrate our mighty powers! Shape stone and fire together, make molten rock-lava. Dumb-fools will love us again. As we do so, talk about how we'll treat every dwarf-thing that we don't eat to a warm-hot dirtbath.Keep eye on ragnar as we do so, and have Moruk whip up the others into a frenzy. Which reminds this one, Moruk-son is our favored yes-yes? He will be our heir if we die-lose?
>>25994343C: scout towards Moruk's location and see where the runner you sent to dwarves are.tell men we go in this war with full force, no troll will be denied this oppurtinity to smash dorfs and avenge blood.
>>25994377I don't know if anyone remembers, but I mentioned when you first scouted their territory that there are two entrances. The big gate and a small door further up the mountain. The small door isn't big enough for a troll, but is for a goblin.>>25994407Suspiciously dwarfish name...>>25994460Moruk is in the foothills, ETA one turn. Though yes, it seems he is your heir.
>>25994460there is that strange troll again...speaking somewhat sensibly
>>25994483>Suspiciously dwarfish name...balls...i though a troll would be too dumb to notice.seems i underestimated trolls.>>25994483>Moruk is in the foothills, ETA one turn. Though yes, it seems he is your heir. then scratch>>25994474 and send a small party to catch some dorfs around the mountain to interrogate.
>>25994343i second this>>25994526>send a small party to catch some dorfs around the mountain to interrogate.
>>25994537>>25994526Okay, might I remind you there is still a troll somewhere on the dwarfish mountain vainly seeking his brothers and Tak-Tak?
>>25994553Find lost troll this turn,then get stunties
>>25994553i remember it. all the more reason to send a party, maybe they'll find him too.
>>25994553maybe>send a small party to catch some dorfs around the mountain to interrogate.will happen to find him then
>>25994587 Tulldrull?>>25994577>>25994575Then it's decided.
>>25994343Can Ragnar draw great amounts or crude ore from the ground? Can he shape it?If so we could use the ore to make some armor and shields.Crappy ones but better than nothing.
>>25994553Right. We'll send out a decent sized pack of trolls to capture and interrogate dwarves, and to find evidence of what happened to the last guys sent out.Apart from that, we should keep training melee to keep everyone distracted. And make sure everyone knows that war is imminent.
>>25994590yup, name rus away for me today
>>25994598It has been previously discovered that a smithy, tools and a forge are required to build any new weapons or armour. The two locations that have such things are Märlas, the human city, and the dwarf mine.
by the way, we send moruk to pillage towns and he's been gone quite awhile. i kinda half expect him to turn up and tell us there is a huge army coming after him in three days.or be a leveled up badass with more badass goblins loyal to him.
>>25994701I wouldn't be surprised by either. If this dwarf war goes badly I wouldn't be surprised if he usurped us too.
>>25994343I don't think we can attack the humans right now, even if there's a forge in it for us. The trolls wont understand and consider the move a sign of fear toward the Dwarves.Can we produce lava? if so I have some ideas for what we could do (some of which can be done at the same time)1. Send Gronk and Ragnar and several gobos and trolls to melt the front gate with lava. Kill those that come to stop it, with more lava2. Send Moruk with some Gobos and Trolls top side of the mountain to destroy any minor settlements he finds.3. set up a trap outside the "small door". We'll send in the Gobos to stir some stuff up and lead the dwarves out to us. Then we kill em all.
>>25994761>>25994701we will pay attention, keep him away from Ragnar. They must not be allowed to scheme...Maybe eat one of them soon
>>25994761We're fucked. I KNEW SPLINTING THE FORCES UP WASN'T A GOOD IDEA, I KNEW THIS WAS COMING BRO I KNEW IT
>>25994780By the way, are Ragnar and Moruk Gobos?
It response to the discontent in the tribe, Gronk roared that every bearded mountain rat would pay a thousand fold for the deaths and the insult. His first action was to dispatch a raiding party, composed of Moruk’s best trackers, to search the dwarven territory for a few prisoners to interrogate. He as soon as they had a prisoner or two, the trolls were to return. If they located the runner as well, so much the better.Some hours before they left, Moruk burst through the doors of the temple with the runner sent to contact him and most of the goblins dispatched with him. After he had been informed of recent events, he was filled with the same rage that coursed through Gronk’s veins. Once again, Gronk was reminded how much Moruk looked up to him, as the cunning one didn’t speak one word of doubt or reprimand. His only speech concerned avenging their losses and restoring the tribe’s pride. With him, Moruk brought food, wood, cloth, sheep and rope. None of the resources were particularly exciting, but after being recalled early it was impressive he had as much as he did. He also brought two humans captured while travelling from the city. He had lost two goblins during the raids and and had left their bodies as instructed.
>>25994780no, we are not at a level to produce lava, we cant do much with earth really, if we combine with ragnar maybe, but we would probably need a turn training magic to find out.i suggested creating blasting rockballs with our magic before, kinda like small meteors, and they would probably be more within our power range.i still think thats a good idea.
>>25994805Should Moruk lead the war party or be kept with the tribe?Due to discontentment, choose only one action.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Great Devourer, Ash eyes, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 51 Trolls (40M, 8F, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 53 Goblins ( 25M, 15F, 2M 7F children)>Prisoners: 34 Goblins (30M, 4F) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>25994812send him with the party. also tell them to prefer not to get into a big settlement, catch some traveling to/from the mountain maybe, or some out hunting, or a small settlement if they find one.D:research magic, combine our superior fire magic and ragnar's superior earth magic.rest of the tribe and slaves keep training.
>>25994812maybe our gobbelins should play a major part in this dorf-fight, send all of them into the mountain, as incentive they could purrhaps be allowed to claim the dorf stronghold as their home.(a bit over the top, I know. just brainstorming here) especially if the tunnels there are to big for us. they could mine and craft weapons/armor for us, and keep the dorfs-slaves in check.Gronk must lead this attack, the glory must be his to restore the tribe`s faith in him. Moruk can join, but not have an important role >research magic
>>25994812Lets go ahead and arms every troll, if fully armed then defer to melee training. (I'm assuming we lost some weapons on the goblin raid)
>>25994854Scouting in previous threads has revealed that the dwarves seem not to hunt, as their above ground territory is rife with animals. Their above ground territory is almost empty of activity, except for when they come out and dump spoil there. If Moruk leads the war/scouting party then they will act with more initiative.
>>25994914moruk proved his worth so far.. let him lead the party, tell him you trust him not get caught or killed and put more shame on you and the tribe. that should prevent him from rushing to his death.
>>25994854D. I like the combining magics idea. I imagine if we want this war to succeed we might have to literally smoke out the dwarf home.E. Train the trolls in fighting inside small areas.
>>25994960One action only I'm afraid.
>>25994947he has much worth! I`m just afraid that if he gets all the action, he also steals all the glory from us. and this might lead to a fight for dominance
>>25994981nah.. he literally sees us as a god at the moment.
>>25994993the tribe might see him as a God soon, and if we keep letting him increase his staus his view on us could easily change. lust for power is a factor here imo
>>25994974Oops. Just the combining magic then.And I also support Moruk leading the scout party.
>>25994914Would it be possible to barricade the dwarve's main doors and set a trap outside the smaller ones?
>>25995018>>25994896>>25994854Majority say research magic, but what sort?
>>25995042Fire, we could burn/smoke them put of their tunnels
>>25995042i propose we work with ragnar and sort something with earth and fire magic combined. it should be stronger.also that way, if we ever get to eating him whole, we'll more easily adjust to create new fire-earth attacks.it should even help us improve our current earth magic.
>>25995042Earth We gotta be able to dig out those tunnels
>>25995061Currently, Gronk can only affect stone. Ragnar can affect stone, wood and earth.>>25995058>>25995059fire>>25995061>>25995067earth
>>25995076Bugger, meant to say that first linked decides.
>>25995067we don`t seem to have much potential in earth, since we only ate a couple of Ragnar`s fingers. let`s go with our strength, faier
>>25995087There it is.>>25995084>faierTrollish spelling, mentioning that Gronk can only control stone.
>>25995084But how will be be able to get through that iron wrought gate or even dig out the dwarves if they choose to retreat further down into the catacombs? We definitely can't send in goblins, they'll get slaughtered We were making great progress with earth magic, only if we push a little more into earth magic then maybe we can tunnel our way into their system
>>25995106The gate is wood set with iron, potentially destroyable with Ragnar's magic.
>>25995010a good warrior and a god are far too apart. its no help being paranoid when he literally worships us.if he some day comes ahead for a struggle of power, he'll just a food for our strength then. or it'll be the other way around, if so it just means gronk wasnt deserving of the title devourer.>>25995076>Currently, Gronk can only affect stone. Ragnar can affect stone, wood and earth.i know i meant to combine their strengts. like they work together to form flaming rock trolls or create big rocks that explodes with fire.
>>25995106>We were making great progress with earth magicwere we? nah>Melt door with faier!
>>25995106>great progress with earth magic>>25995106nope, it was clearly stated our potential was limited. of course there should be room for improvement but no way we are digging giant tunnels. even ragnar dont have the power for that.
>>25995118Didn't we make all the goblins into slaves, leaving the human prisoners as the goblin's salves (minus the woman), OP? If so, can you update the info-block to reflect this? Also, did anything come of our mating attempt with her?
>>25995160There was never a decision made, it was only ever stated that the humans were to hobbled. It was stated that only the slaves can use the breeding tent.It's been a few weeks since then, not nine months. Hold your horses.
>>25995180Yeah there was.>>25936606>This idea seems well received. I'll incorporate it.
>>25995275that wasnt about making all goblins into slave. it was about giving humans to goblin slaves to deal with.
>>25995275I thought that meant the goblin slaves were now responsible for the humans. I did incorporate it, didn't I?Either way, get support for it and it'll happen.
>>25995337...not. i would vote to wait after the war is over. lets see how they do in the war, tell them they'll raşse in status if they do well. and if they fail and/or cause problems.. they know all too well how that ends.
>>25995360Yeah. We've got to focus on the war right now.
After Moruk and his escort left, Gronk decided it was time to remind his tribe who had defeated the flame and bent it to his will. He spent a full day twisting pillars of fire around the interior of the temple, sometimes having them engulf a particular troll only for them for appear unharmed a few moments later. Gronk had such complete control of his flame that he was easily able to make it harmful to some, merely warm to other and intangible to still more. Some of the humans were roasted in a ritualistic fashion, acting as one of the first cooked meals the trolls ever ate as a tribe. It was glorious.Moruk returned within less than a fortnight, with two still wriggling dwarfs clutched in his claws. The bearded little rats proved very susceptible to being held above a roaring fire. They quickly squealed that the small door high in the mountain leads to an abandoned shaft, long since stripped of all valuable resources. They said that it was a quick route from there to the gate, and was unlikely to be guarded. However, the gate would be. It was over watched by five dwarves at all time, two to watch and three to man the ballista. It had been the ballista that had brought down the bull trolls, as it was geared to fire two bolts at once. It could fire unseen from the shadows once the gate was open, but took a long time to reload. Threats from inside the mine were unheard of, so there was little to no patrols inside. When Moruk asked them if they’d be missed, they said that a search party would already be on the way. When Gronk dug a claw into one’s leg, they changed their tune. They had been dispatched to Märlas to see if there had been any news of trolls there. They also related that the threat of trolls was being treated as a joke inside the mine, people pretending to see trolls around every corner.
>>25995488Should Gronk eat the Dwarves or save them for later? Moruk wants you to eat them, but Ragnar believes it’s better to wait.Choose two actions.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Great Devourer, Ash eyes, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 51 Trolls (40M, 8F, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 53 Goblins ( 25M, 15F, 2M 7F children)>Prisoners: 34 Goblins (30M, 4F) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>25995492Eat one of them
>>25995488We get through the frontIf they realize and they probably do realize that the invading trolls would go through the abandoned shaft and right before they get there they'll collapse it on us. It smells too much like a trap to me. If we go through the front it won't be so bad we do this. We break down the door and let a troll take the ballista bolts. We drag the injured troll back outside to heal himself then we fucking pepper the inside with stick throwers and we rush in with the trolls
>>25995510Slowly, in front of his other prisoner, in the most gruesome way possible.
>>25995488great news, great indeed..time to run to blood and war.>F: War (specify who/how/where)we should probably discuss tactics after the option is voted?
>>25995540It's been mentioned numerous times that the abandoned mine shaft is too small for trolls. Only goblins can fit through it. Otherwise, all viable.
>>25995492Eating them would be good for troop moral, and it sounds like we've gotten all the information we need anyway. Did they know the exact location of the ballista? If they do we should learn that first.A: Gather wood for burning inside the dwarf home.F. War. Goblins sneaking in and causing chaos, opening the gate if possible. Then the trolls rush in.
>>25995574second option,train melee for trolls and formation for goblins.(to be more effective at fighting both close and long range.also untrained prisoners have a better chance of putting up a decent fight with a good formation.)we should give some of the moruk's soldiers the command of the formation.
We need some sort of decision here guys. Eat or not eat?
>>25995667As well as 'to war or not to war' and how. Is Tulldrull still around?
>>25995667eat one, give one to the tribe.
>>25995676I like this idea. And war.
>>25995697How is the really important question.
>>25995492Magic-practice yes-yes. Tunnels are tight, narrow. Good place to send great jet-blasts of flame. Practice this, with Ragnar performing practice on making big stone-rocks roll 'round corners to crush-smash. Flame and stone will clear our way in the mines, so that no dwarf-meat can stand before our trolls! Also, we must prepare our home. We are too vulnerable here. We live in big cave yes-yes? We need to wall off entrance, with big gate. Another wall beyond that, for nice open area for goblins and goats. Secondary wall can be our first defence, and if it falls everyone goes into the cave. Yes-yes, is good plan for future. We WILL be attacked someday, so we must plan-plan
>>25995713We live in a temple building with a door, though not a terribly strong one. Can I remind everyone that we can choose two actions, and that you must specify how you wish to go to war.
>>25995710gobbelins are expendable, send one third of them in the small entrance, let one third wait there as backup with sum trolls.last third comes with our mainforce to the large door
>>25995756Someone support this so I can update. Are you going to send all the goblins or only the prisoners?
>>25995751if the war is a go then im writing up my plan. i didnt want to go through writing it then get outvoted from going to war this turn.
send a select troop of goblins through the small gate to destroy that ballista. give them a reasonable amount of time to do it (1 hour? depends on the distance etc. really) while trolls wait, when the time is up, charge.hopefully goblins will be successful, but even if not, we'll be ready for the ballista.we have a lot of metal shields and stuff that we cant really use. use gronk's fire to melt them into a big, about troll sized ?shield?.it doesnt need to be pretty. have ragnar cover it with stone to keep it together and add handles.a strong troll will go through the door first holding this, it probably wont stop ballista from hurting him but it'll keep from dying and he'll be back up again in a few minutes.ragnar opens the gate, shielded one takes the ballista shot, after him tribe and then slaves rush through the door.once inside first job to destroy the tunnels while wrecking havock.dorfs will be stuck in their tunnels and once we clear the rest, we can regenarate and deal with the trapped ones as we see fit.
>>25995844The metal shield is viable, but will hardly slow a ballista bolt down.>>25995844>>25995756Need some support for one of these so we have a decision.
Rolled 10>>25995880Fuck, I'm bored of waiting. If this roll is over 5 or under, Trulldull's idea is on. If it's 6 or over, that dwarf sounding guy.
>>25995950>>25995844It'll be this one then.
>>25995950>send a select troop of goblins through the small gate to destroy that ballista>send one third of them in the small entrancewe kinda used the same idea anyways.but i wonits always good to wonsuck it trull
How many goblins can we bring-send? Can we trust slave goblins to fight? Send twelve loyal goblins and two trolls to back entrance. Everyone else, with us. Oh, and kill-eat humans before attack for big feast. Yes-yes.. Am supporting this while giving a bit more detail>>25995756 Yes-yesWe leave three trolls and six trusted goblins back at home. What is home's name? Does home have name? We should name home Me think name should be Castle-Den. Strong but homely, yes-yes
>>25995980You specified using lots of the metal to make a shield as well. That's a fairly significant detail.>>25995986That's a point. Are the prisoners being sent in?
>>25996003Prisoners can prove themselves in death. Any that survive will be strongest, will be useful. Prisoner-meat dying is good, seperate the strong from the weak. Prisoners-meat will be in front ranks, like in any good skaven army
>>25995844I like the shield.I think we should send in the goblins through the side door to create chaos (the dont need to destroy the Ballista just distract the users). Once they've done that (and lets give em a half-hour to do so, an hour gives the dwarves to long to call for reinforcements) have Ragnar bust the gate open with a boulder and let the Trolls enter the mine.From there we find a choke point and simple roast any dwarves that come out, meanwhile Moruk will run raiding parties to take out any minor settlements and find any escape routes.The dwarves will die or surrender and we'll take the mountain.Done.
>>25996023Good enough for me. By the way, the moutain that the temple is on is called God Eata. Might help with finding a name.
When he deemed the dwarves squeezed of all their useful information, he decided to show the tribe what was coming to all the mountain rats. Taking the larger of the two creatures, he dangled it above his fanged maw. After letting it wriggle and shriek for a few moments, he let it go. As it landed, its shrill was cut off by a crunching, splattering sound. The other dwarf looked on in terror, his eyes widening as Gronk gestured towards him with a growl. His surprise was cut off when Moruk tore his head off and tossed his body to the blood hungry tribe. When both carcasses had been completely devoured, Moruk, Ragnar and the tribe looked to Gronk. The marked one lifted himself to his feet, facing the fleshless side of his face to his audience. As he straightened, he drew in a deep breath. Then he let it out in a roar of hatred that let them all know what was to happen; it was time for war.Gronk spent a little time debating on whether a few bulls should be left with the humans, but decided that the females could easily handle a few hobbled manlings. All of the goblins, excepting females, were forced to march at troll pace towards the dwarves’ mountain. All of the slaves were armed with stick throwers and spears, while Moruk’s chosen dozen bore swords as well. The slaves had been given clubs, knives and stick throwers, but no bolts. Moruk scouted ahead with a few trolls to assure that the army was not detected before they reached the mine. As the group approached foot hills, Gronk split the goblins into two divisions. Moruk’s chosen would lead the prisoners in via the abandoned shaft, aiming to destroy or disable the ballista and kill any guards at the gate. They would have one hour to complete their mission, to be determined by a strange device that Ragnar owned. Once the time was up, the trolls and the rest of the goblins were to charge the gate. If all went to plan, it could be unbarred from inside.>Cont.
>>25996275If not, Ragnar would destroy it with his magic. If he failed as well, Gronk would eat him and use his flame to destroy the gate himself. >More coming in a minute or too.
here comes another epic war tale, nice.i'll go take a shower and be back to catch up to it.
Moruk went with them to the abandoned shaft, before returning to stand by Gronk. Ragnar’s device was a sort of bulb of shiny air, which sand flowed through. He said that when the sand stopped flowing, it would be time. As they waited, Ragnar and Moruk twitched ad paced, often checking the metal shield that Grenfar, the bull troll selected to lead the charge, was carrying. It had taken half the weapons looted from the encampment to make, and it didn’t look pretty. It was blotchy and thin in some places, but thick and rumpled in other. Ragnar and Gronk had worked at it with their magic, but it hardly looked like something that would stop anything that could fell a troll. Partly, it was there to protect Grenfar. Mostly though, it was to make sure he didn’t think he was being mindlessly sent to his death. While the others could hardly contain their anxiety and battle lust, Gronk stood stock still. His eyes were fixed on the ridge that hid them from the gates. Drifts of snow played across its surface, twisted and tugged by the wind. When Ragnar gave the word, he shifted his piercing gaze to Grenfar. The troll shouldered his burned, rolled his neck and set off. They began at a jog, moving up the pace to a slow run. In the middle, the goblins ran flat out through the knee deep snow to avoid being crushed under the trolls.
>>25996472As they neared the gate, they saw that it stood ajar. Several corpses had tumbled out and blood stained the snow. Gronk’s sharp ears picked up the clang of metal on metal, and his nose the sharp tang of adrenaline. Things were looking up. With the gate a little open and a battle in progress already, the dwarves were unlikely to be able to fire their weapon. He roared, which seemed to signal a release from all the trolls. As they closed the last few dozen metres, a terrifying cacophony of bestial sound filled the cold air. Grenfar reached the gate and started to push the gate open. As he heaved, more of the scene inside became apparent. In a circle around the gate were the goblins, slowly being pushed back by a line of armour clad dwarves. In the shadows near the ceiling, Gronk thought he could see the flash of metal there as well. It seemed that both gate and ballista were embattled. When he reached the gate, he shoved Grenfar inside and started to push it himself. Just like everything else he had ever encountered, it bowed before him. With one gate open, the trolls could enter. >Continued in a minute or two
>>25996477It worked. We weren't lured into a trap and all killed. I'm a little surprised, but so very very happy.
>>25996512Never under estimate the arrogance of a powerful opponent. There was a couple of shaky moments in the discussion, but you pulled through,
With their Big Papa leading them, the trolls hit the dwarves like a storm. Gronk cleared the goblins with a single mighty bound, landing with a crash on top of the centre of the dwarves battle line. His great axe flashed left and right, each sweep passing clean through bodies, limbs and heads. Once the bull trolls hit the line, this little skirmish for the gate was over. Some dwarves attempted to stand against the tide of fur and hate, but most simply ran. They didn’t get far, as the goblin slaves had taken up position on the ballista platform. A hail of bolts destroyed the fleeing rats, leaving at least two score dwarves dead for not a single troll life. There were a few goblins broken on the ground, but what was that against such a victory? Quickly gathering his bull trolls, Gronk set off deeper into the mine. After only a few moments, he reached a cross roads. To his left was a broad tunnel light with many torches and decorated with helmet like mounts. On his right was a narrower tunnel with less lighting, but the smell of dwarves wafted more strongly from it. It came from both tunnels, but with more potency from this one.Who should go where? Specify in post.
>>25996477BURN-CRUSH THE BALLISTAE! Then, smash-kill dwarf-meat. Die-die dwarf-things!
>>25996577That's no troll...
Gotta go leftProbably has royalty in there
>>25996570They're definitely waiting for us in the right, but if we leave them alone they'll be more and more prepared. Maybe we could send most of the trolls left and try to use fire to smoke our the right?
>>25996570Ragnar and three bulls will hold left tunnel-path. Put some goblin-meat with stick-throwers with them. Everyone else, follow Big Papa into the darkness. Light way with flaming axe
Oh my god, I just marathoned through all the archived threads, and I must say that you are fucking awesome, OP. I'd love to join this quest.
>>25996631Skueekskritch is no troll but neither are you. Name sounds like elf-meat!
>>25996600Left.>>25996603Gronk right with a few, majority go left.>>25996605Hold the left, send the rest right.Seems to be leaning to wards going left, but how many should guard the cross road?>>25996631Glad to have you, and thank you for the compliment.
>>25996570Gronk Flame-Fist should go right with his bulls, while Moruk takes Goblins left.
>>25996646Haha, I got the name from a Finntroll song, actually.
>>25996570crash the right tunnel, they shouldnt have any way to escape from there. go right. once those dorfs are dealt with, come and clear right tunnel.
>>25996652Leave two trolls on the cross roadsHave 3 trolls and 10 goblins go to the leftThe rest go to the right
>>25996666>quadsShouldn't one of those rights be a left?>>25996653Similar to >>25996603>>25996696A few left, most right.So we're sending Gronk right, how many go left?
>>25996701I think Moruk should go left with the goblins, and Ragnar and a few bulls should stay behind and hold the crossroad.
>>25996701Gronk goes where the fighting is probably thickest we go rightLeft side gets >>25996696
>>25996701>go right*leftno.crush right.go right.come back and go right again.quads are always right.
Ragnar is going to be a big thing in these tunnels. Earth magics can be devastating when everyone is surrounded by stone. Leave a few bulls and a goblin defensive line (spears in front, stick-throwers in the rear) on one tunnel, and take the rest of our force down the other. Somebody else can decide which tunnels get which.
>>25996715>>25996719Going with>Gronk leads right with a burning axe held high>Moruk leads a few bulls and the goblins left>Ragnar and two bulls hold the cross roads
>>25996773Alright, for the sake of moving things forward (and because this seems pretty sensible and convincing) I'll go with this.Gronk right, with half of the bulls.Ragnar left, with the remainder.Moruk stays behind with his goblin corps for the defense (he seems most able to command them effectively and he's just taken the walls after all, so we shouldn't overexert his forces too much)
>>25996808Fuck, that was me. I was trying to say I was writing that up.
>>25996773hey what about arrow holes in the wall they just fire fire arrows in and can slowly cut our numbers down. if ragnar can do some kind of earth sonar to find arrow holes i think you should add that.
>>25996845Alright, that works for me too. Thanks for your patience!
>>25996855>arrows>trollsmosquitoes would be just as effective.
>>25996855I thought it was said earlier on that the mines were relatively undefended, so I doubt they'd have any murder holes in the walls.
>>25996855You must remember that the prisoners said that inside threats were virtually unheard of, so al their defences are to stop people getting in.
>>25996830Elf-meat is smart-good. Would make nice slave-servant. Voting for this-this
>>25996931Rat-thing would make good snack.
>>25996950Rat-thing WAS good snack. Now, like all other voices in gronks head, Squeekskritch advise-tells Gronk. It seems gronk got elf-meat at some point
Gronk gave out his instructions quickly, eager to keep his opponents on the back foot. He sent Moruk with a few of the older, less easily impressed bulls down the left path, while leading all but two of the others down the right. The entirety of the goblins followed Moruk, while Ragnar was left to guard the cross roads with the last two bulls. Moruk looked like the very image of a warrior troll, his claws drenched in blood and his eyes glazed over with battle lust. He kept enough of a grip on himself to acknowledge his orders, before setting off down his designated tunnel. Ragnar looked less pleased with his role, though he hid it well.With a quick gesture, Gronk wreathed his axe in ethereal fire and set off. The younger trolls took to chanting his name as they moved, as though it was a mantra to bring victory. They pounded along the tunnel, each troll detecting the scent of their enemies but being unable to see a single one. After a few hundred metres, the tunnel levelled out from the slope and lead to thick door inlaid with an iron grill. With a contemptuous roar, Gronk kicked the door down. Nothing would stand in the way of his vengeance!
>>25996979Fuck, I forgot to write >Cont.again.>>25996974Hah, that's a nice idea. We'll have to run into skaven at some point. When we do, their chief will be named SqueekSkritch.
>>25996979will there be a dorf-meet mighty enough to deserve to be devoured by "The Devourer" himself.
>>25996906rule one never assume, since OP seems to be saying there are no murder holes then i'm content but his wording worries me he said the prisoners said there are none, OP didn't say with 100% that none.
Inside was a tableau of preparation. The room was full of arms and armour, and dwarves frantically getting themselves ready for battle. As the dust cleared from the fallen door, Gronk saw several dwarves helping a grey bearded little mountain rat into a particularly shiny and ornate suit of armour. Everything in the room had frozen when Gronk levelled the door, and you could have heard a pin drop. Suddenly, a dwarf moved for a rack of stick throwers on one wall. In a surreal motion, all eyes followed his movement. He snatched one up, aimed at Gronk’s head and fired. The bolt slammed into Gronk cheek, on the fleshy side of his face. All eyes in the room were fixed upon the quivering piece of wood and metal. Slowly and deliberately, Gronk reached up, yanked it out and snapped it in half. As the two halves of the bolt hit the floor, everyone moved at the same time. Some dwarves grabbed weapons, some armour. Several tried to run, but found nowhere to run to. The grey beard pushed away his attendants, leaving his breast plate unfastened. He hefted a golden hammer in both hands and moved towards Gronk with the manner of a champion. For a moment, Gronk was perplexed. Did this little thing that smelled of age, rot and defeat really mean to fight him? Surely not. But then Gronk sensed something from the hammer. It gave off a sublte tang of magic, as though a thunder storm had been forced into it’s metallic frame and was trying to get out. That hammer was worse than fire to a troll, realised Gronk.Should Gronk fight fair and square, or smother the grey beard in flames?
posted before finished what i was saying... not important now>>25997113smother him, his man attacked first did not call honorable combat therefore we do smart thing and kill him quick then take the hammer as our own weapon.
>>25997113They imprisoned our emissary and slew his escort. These cravens know nothing of fighting fair.I vote that we roast the little fucker, and that's my final answer.
>>25997113Fire-burn! Turn his hands to ash. And get a goblin in front of us, preferably a new, unloyal goblin. Then, kill-smash! Get his head from his shoulders, then honor him for his valor by eating his skull, bones, brains and all.
>>25997113accept the challenge. when its clear to everyone the challenge is accepted, attack with fire.
>>25997164All of the goblins are with Moruk in the left passage way, but I see you think we should devour this Grey beard now.>>25997157>>25997159>>25997164Looks like a dwarf barbecue is about to start. I'll give it a few minutes before votes close.
>>25997113Ignite the bastard, hell make it funny by bringing down a massive hammer of flames down on his head.
>>25997198and a name was lost in the process, never to be found again.
>>25997245Does that mean you're out?
>>25997198oh and i'd prefer it he was kept alive if possible, even if barely, so that he can feel the terror of being devoured alive.
>>25997258no, it means scrivener lost his name somewhere along the way. im just a guy with a glorious beard blabbering jibberish about it to pass the time while waiting for the update.
Gronk narrowed his eyes before thrusting one fist forward and pushing a word out from between clenched teeth. Fire issued straight from his fist towards the grey beard. Around him, the trolls spilled into the weapon room. They hacked down dwarves as the struggled to arm themselves to resist, making what could have been a battle into a one sided slaughter. But as the fire engulfed the grey beard, Gronk heard a chuckle. Suddenly his flames died in his hand and he saw the dwarf striding forwards. He had a sneer on his face and the hammer was spinning in his gauntleted hands. Once again, Gronk tried to summon his fire and once again it died in his fist. Gronk narrowed his eyes and glared at the oncoming little thing. Even without his magic, he was still Gronk. He would show this old one who was the mountain’s chosen son.Both combatants stepped forward to bring their weapons in front of their bodies. Gronk instinctively knew that he couldn’t let that hammer strike him, but was still confident in his chances. He was two metres and a half taller than his rival, and clearly much stronger. When he brought his axe down, he half expected is blow to knock the dwarf from his feet. He was therefore surprised when the dwarfs parried without apparent effort and span the hammer in a backhand flick to connect with Gronk’s leg. If the marked one wasn’t so quick, the duel would have ended then. Clearly this dwarf was more than he looked, somehow powered by magic. Gronk switched tack, backing off a few steps. The dwarf gave a predator like grin and advanced, only to be hit in the face with a rack of weapons. Gronk reasoned that this would distracts him enough for a follow up blow, and was rewarded when his axe struck the dwarf’s shoulder. There was a shriek of metal on metal and the dwarf fell to one knee. When Gronk looked however, it was his axe and not the armour that had been damaged in the collision.>Cont.
>>25997522>it was his axeNot our shiny new metal axe!
>>25997576no worries. we got dorfs now. also lotsa metals.
>>25997522QUICK-QUICK. While he's down, BITE HIS HEAD OFF! Twist his arms! Bend his legs the wrong way!We must eat this one for sure. With his magic and his hammer and armor, we will not need ragnar anymore. Ragnar can be split between us and Moruk, our heir. Yes-yes, this is even better than expected.
So the dwarf had a magic hammer and magic armour? All the better for when he was dead. As the dwarf rose to his feet, Gronk kicked him in the chest. Although the magic seemed to stop the impact from damaging the dwarf, the force sent him flying across the room. Gronk made a quick survey of the room, and saw that the battle was done. The dwarves that had filled this room not moments ago were now plastered across the floor and walls in little pieces. Many of the bulls had already started feasting, but the smarter ones were watching the golden dwarf. He was old and struggled to rise, but seemed completely unfazed by being thrown across the room. However, Gronk could see that the strap of his breast plate was still undone, providing a gap in his armour. Moving fast, the Big Papa hit him with another of the wooden weapon racks, sending the grey beard tottering back. Dropping his axe, Gronk lunged forward and plunged his knife into the dwarf’s side. He drew back just as fast, wary of the glittering hammer. The dwarf slumped against the wall, one hand pressed against his wound. He seemed to be muttering something to himself, and Gronk realised what only a second soon enough.Even as Gronk hurled himself sideways, a bolt of blue energy arced from the dying grey beard’s fingertips and struck a troll’s shoulder. That troll howled in pain and dropped to the floor, but it was a look of defeat that passed across the old dwarf’s face just before his eyes closed. He’d missed the chief. Gronk straightened up, and saw that both the troll that had been struck and the grey beard were dead. As he glanced across the room, he saw his trolls all staring at him, waiting for his next move.>Should Gronk devour his fallen foe or go back and help Moruk in the left hall?
>>25997766Drag that nigga with you and eat him as you head to help Moruk.
>>25997766DEVOUR. BONES. FLESH. ARMOR. AND ALL.
>>25997829If an axe didn't mark it, why would teeth?
>>25997766We can't afford to look weak. We must avenge our fallen brother and demonstrate our triumph by devouring our foe right then and there.After the feeding frenzy is over, we'll double back to the left hall and help Moruk. We can worry about looting the spoils later.
>>25997845eat whole.>inb4 we gronk chokes himself with magic armor.well, we can strip him before eating i suppose.
>>25997889>>25997884>>25997800Unanimously elected feeding frenzy.I'll write it up, but it's the last update.
>>25997260take the hammer and use it, then attach the armor to cover your heart. take dinner to go don't wipe the blood off your mouth. when the dwarfs see you with the hammer armor and bloody chin that might make them back down. also take prisoners we need the experts to make us armor, but we eat the mages. if any other trolls eat mages and don't tell us we eat them.
>>25997943While the hammer is a double handed one, it's still only a dwarf hammer. Same for the breast plate, they're way too small. I'm not sure how you would plan attach the armour either. Bringing the hammer with us is a god idea though.
I know i'm in the minority, but the goblins who fought in this battle should get honorary 'trollhood'
>>25998022goblins who died in this battle should be honorary "trollfood"
>>25998022Goblins will be seperate from trolls, always. But all goblins who were not from our first raid are now free members of the Children. Of course, the older, more loyal goblins will get first pick of goodies, but it'll be a nice reward.>>25997943Do as this guy says. Eat-eat and bring the hammer. We are The Devourer!
>>25998022Give them the title of "Trollkin" to flatter them (not quite as good as trolls, but definitely higher in status than a normal Goblin), and perhaps a share of whatever we loot (after the Trolls take their share, of course)
>>25998084Word, free member hood for all battle goblins.
Gronk decided that Moruk and Ragnar could hold their own for a while. It was time for Gronk to live up to the title ‘devourer’. He slipped two claws underneath the golden plate and pulled it up until its remaining straps split. With the bothersome armour out the way, Gronk tore the meat from the shell and began to devour it. The process was messy and sent chunks of meat and gore all over the surrounding area, as well as Gronk’s chest and face, but the tough dwarf meat was hard separate cleanly. It clung together it a fashion reminiscent of troll meat, though with less muscle. This dwarf must have been centuries old to have developed such a rich blood, and Gronk could taste the magic on his tongue. That blue energy had been... effective. He would look forward to wielding it. All around him, those trolls not already eating began their own feasts. Although it had not been much of a challenge to destroy half readied dwarfs in an enclosed space, the tribe all felt that this had been a victory. They had killed some sort of champion and captured many weapons, this alone was reason enough to feast. For a troll, reasons to feast are never hard to find.Al right guys, that's it for the night. Hopefully I'll see you all in two days for the next thread. I'll archive this then head off.
>>25998113Awesome, can't wait.
>>25998141This thread is herehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25993977/All of them are here.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Children%20of%20the%20MountainVote them up if you liked them, it's my personal ambition to have thread one get to epic status. Good game guys, I set a couple of pit falls but you dodged them all. Close run with the dwarf. See you in two days.
>>25998113another epic night. i wish we had a few more updates.when the quest is finished(hopefully not anytime soon), you should write up an epilogue where "Gronk the Marked, The Great Devourer, Ash-Eyes..." is worshipped as a god of war through out the continent.
>>25998176See you then. Great session.
>>25998198I have something in mind for the epilogue, but I agree. I hope this has the interest to go on for a long while.>>25998226See you there mate.>>25996456Check out this if you feel like more CIv. as it's just starting.
Daaaaamn. I always miss this thread.Bluh. It was fun to read through, anyway.