Evening fat/tg/uys, sorry I'm late. Had some real life issues, that stuff is cutting down on my /tg/ time! Anyhow, let's crack on. Previous threads are here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Children%20of%20the%20MountainLast thread left us deep in the dwarf mines after winning a victory over some form of enemy champion. He had a magic hammer and magic armour to match. Most recent update and choices coming.
>>26030864Gronk 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.>Should Gronk investigate the room or set off to where he last saw his deputies?
>>26030864I am here!
>>26030894we can loot later!check on the deputies>this guy fell asleep last thread
>>26030954>That guy should feel bad about what he did.
>>26030894Hurry-scurry to our best-favoured son and ragnar. If we are in luck, the old fool is dead and we can share his corpse with Moruk to gain-learn his magic. Also, hurry-grab the shiny weapon. When we see any remaining dwarfs, hold-stop the trolls. We need the dwarfs as slaves.Also, hello OP
>>26030894Find his deputies
>>26030993Hello crazy rat thing... By the way, the hammer is far too small to make an effective weapon for Gronk.
>>26031020But he should take it anyway for the intimidation factor
>>26030894Find the others!
When the grey bearded ex-dwarf was a bloody ruin barely contained by his golden armour, Gronk stood. Reaching back down, he gathered the golden hammer into one hand. Its size meant that his claws would actually be easier to use, but he wanted his enemies to see that one champion was already dead. With a harsh bark, he called all the trolls in the cave to attention. They discarded their half eaten carcasses and rushed after him to the exit. As they pounded back up the corridor, Gronk sniffed the air. In this corridor everything stank of dwarf blood, which was unsurprising. The trolls were all soaked in it, including Gronk. Gore and partially congealed blood matted the fur around his mouth, some pieces off flesh hanging from his jaws. As he neared the cross roads, he detected another scent. It was thicker, and far more familiar; troll blood. He quickened his pace. When they reached the cross roads itself, they saw one troll anxiously scratching the ground waiting for them. He was one of the ones left with Ragnar, and the youngest troll to accompany the group. As soon as Gronk was in ear shot, he began to spill out the details as far as he knew them. Some minutes after Moruk had left, Ragnar said he could feel disquieting vibrations through the stone in the floor. More time had passed before a goblin came running. He reported that Moruk was heavily engaged with the enemy down the left hand passage, and that he needed reinforcements. Ragnar had been very reluctant to go with him, saying that Gronk might also need reinforcements. The goblin had known better than to insist, but the other troll with Ragnar had decided Moruk needed help. With much grumbling, Ragnar had set off. Without slowing down, Gronk ordered the young troll to follow him and set off down the left hand passage.
>>26030894Well i was looking forward to joining you for the first time in this amazing thread but i have to mow lawns and spend time with my family so ill just vote on this action and come back in a few hours to join in.I say take a look around may be something of interest in here for Gronk. Then we should go and check on what happened to his deputies.
>>26031341Okay mate, see you in a few hours. We'll probably still be around.
Hell yeah, I've been waiting for this all day!
>>26031314Hey guys I was in the first thread and have stayed up to date, I was just wondering if you need a draw fag seen as I am a bit of one.... If Op would post descriptions so I could visualise a bit more how he would like it then i could draw gronk and some of the others, btw what the fuck happened to the fleshless side of gronks face, why don't we make an epic mask for him?
>>26031502drawfags are the second best fags
>>26031527Best fags being OP, right?
>>26031527Yay I feel special!
>>26031534That depends, I was thinking about the ones that suck my dick. You game OP?
>>26031590With a smile like that, how can I refuse... However, I have an update to write.
When they had run about a hundred metres, they found a great pair of wooden doors that hung half open. Gronk shoulder barged his way through them and assessed the scene that greeted them. This room was truly huge, larger than the interior of the temple. At the far end, there was a raised platform of solid stone. The room was filled with long planks of wood, held up by small legs. These planks were covered in food, drink and the occasional body. It seemed there had been some sort of feast here. Now there was a battle. At the far end of the hall, near the steps that lead to the platform, a mass of heaving shapes was visible. Gronk growled and set off across the cavernous hall. As he neared the battle, he indentified the shape of Ragnar on the edge of the fight and that of Moruk near the centre. Ragnar was battling a figure that was dressed similarly to the dwarf Gronk had killed. However, even as Gronk watched it was apparent that the armour possessed no special abilities, as Ragnar crushed the dwarf’s arm under a vicious blow from his staff. >Cont.
>>26031620Gronk speeding charge now brought him to the battle’s edge. All around him, goblins and dwarves hacked and chopped at each other. This was a tight skirmish, both sides having lost all cohesion and discipline that they might have had. Some dwarves had no weapons or armour, only whatever they had been eating with. Others were clearly reinforcements, who wore plate mail and wielded one handed axes and shields. Troll slaves and mountain rats tussled and pushed, each side winning minor victories on the edge, while trolls decided the battles out come in the centre. Heavily armoured dwarves with pikes were attempting to bring the trolls down before swarming over them and removing their head with hand axes. It wasn’t the most effective tactic when dealing with sheer amount of trolls present, but had already brought down several. Moruk had several of the pike’s hooked heads caught in his body but appeared the view this as a minor detail, preferring to focus on murdering as many dwarves as possible. >Cont.
May I join your 6th thread? I have seen your brief thread synopses and would eagerly enjoy bashing some Dwarf brains in.
>>26031714Yeah, of course. There are gaps while I update, so you could always try and catch up then.
>>26031714Reading the synopses should be enough to get you up to speed, but it's really worth it to read everything.
As Gronk watched in admiration, Moruk threw several dwarfs dozens of metres in the air by grabbing hold of their pikes and heaving. But Gronk realised this was not enough. On the platform, more dwarves were arriving. All of them wore leather armour and held stick throwers. The distance and their half helms obscured their faces, but Gronk saw the fear and reluctance in their motions. They aimed their throwers down and fired. The short, sharp hail of bolts left many dwarves dead and many trolls injured. On the platform, the dwarves were frantically reloading. Moruk was lying on the floor, clearly alive but badly wounded. Several of the dwarves around him had hidden from the bolts under their shields. Now they approached the downed troll with axes raised.Should Gronk use magic to attack the dwarves with stick throwers or to attack the dwarves around Moruk?
>>26031625>>26031620I am now seeing all the stupid mistakes...>>26031744Great, glad to have you on board.
>>26031767Definitely go for the dwarves around moruk!
>>26031767>use magic to attack the dwarves with stick throwersburn their platform, make it collapse onto the rest of the dorfs
>>26031767if we could do a fire ring around Moruk and a fireball at the dwarfs do that but if one save Moruk because hes useful now though later we may have to eat him
>>26031767Save Moruk! He's been a loyal fighter for our cause and losing him would be irreplaceable.
>>26031020We can always give the weapons/armour to the goblins for their faithful service.Might want to hold onto the magical goodies though.
I'll be reading about our history - I'll speak up later when I'm worthy.
>>26031872Why doesn't everyone use a name? then it would be easier
>>26031827>there was a raised platform of solid stoneBurning it isn't going to work, burning them will, maybe.
>>26031908Eh, I've been an anon in all of the other threads, but why not. Save Moruk!
>>26031915it doesn`t matter, i always get downvoted anyway. lol
>>26031956I think the others are more sentimental than you.
>>26031947Dis... I like!
>>26031803>>26031859>>26031947Three for save Moruk.>>26031827One for attack the stick throwers.Seems Trulldull is the most ruthless amongst you. I'll give it another minute or two before I stop counting votes.
>>26031872I like this idea, btw. Give Murok's goblin troops the Dwarven armor and the mundane non-magical weapons.
>>26031767Save moruk. Don't want to take the morale hit mid battle. We can eat him later if needed.
>>26032050Why thank you. We gain better foot soldiers while simultaneously increasing their loyalty.Now we just need a parade sergeant and a drummer and they can get started drilling like real soldiers.The mental image is fairly funny.
>>26032192So basically grots with power swords?
>>26032217REGIMENTED TROLLS - HUZZAH
Gronk was swift to act seeing the cunning one in peril. He thrust out a fist, sending a fire ball shooting across the intervening space. It struck one dwarf full in the chest, causing him to topple over and scream his lungs out. The other dwarves looked at him in astonished awe, as opposed to running or raising their shields. Before they had even tried to locate the projectile’s source, another downed one of their number. Then Gronk was among them, his axe flashing brightly before covering itself in red. Blood seemed to hang in the air for a second before showering the surrounding area. On the dais above, the dwarves were still stuffing bolts into their throwers and winding with all their might. The stairs were still several dozen metres from Gronk, and now he and his uninjured trolls were now in the firing line. As his head flicked from one side to the other, searching for an escape, he saw Ragnar. The shaman was hefting the metal shield used by Grenfar to charge the door. While unlikely to stop a shot from a ballista, it would probably stand up to a few stick throwers. Grabbing Moruk by the arm, Gronk heaved him to Ragnar and got managed to get all three of them under the shield. When the bolts came, a few struck those bits of Gronk that were sticking out but most clanged off the metal surface. All around them, trolls roared out in pain before falling to the floor. None of the cries were those of dyeing beasts though. Instead, they sounded like the trolls were getting angrier. Some of the trolls who had arrived with Gronk had charged towards the stairs. They had taken the majority of the bolts, enough that they had fallen to the floor looking like hedgehogs.>Cont.
>>26032474Gronk tossed the shield to one side and hurtled after them. He sprang over them as they struggled to climb to their feet while picking out bolts. Several started to follow him, moving sluggishly as their bodily systems did their best to counteract the damage. When Gronk gained the top of the stairs, he was greeted with a sight quite unlike that below. The wooden planks here were spread with fine white cloths and covered in food that caused even a mouth used to goat and goblin to salivate. There were no bodies either. A door on the back wall was clearly the exit that had been used to flee the fighting, but the dwarves with stick throwers were standing firm. They were nearly ready to fire.>How should Gronk react? With magic, his axe, his voice or the hammer? Please specify.
>>26032492What do you mean by using his voice?
>>26032551...Talking or shouting at people. He's quite a scary figure.
>>26032492Some trolls just want to watch the world buuuuurn.
children are back. time for BLOOD!catching up, hope everything went well
>>26032492Use a spell to cover himself in flame and charge at them, roaring bloody murder. They're close to breaking, and I think they'll run (and possibly even shit their pants) if they see a flaming bull troll running at them.
>>26031020it should make an impressive tooth-pick, no?
>>26032492Scream a bloodcurdling scream as he charges the dwarves with his axe!
>>26032593>flaming bull troll>Giant Flaming Bull TrollGRONK! the devourer, flamefist, the marked. BIG PAPA!Burn it all!
>>26032629>>26032620>>26032593>>26032589>>26032532Seems like we've reached an agreement. KILL! MAIM! BURN!
>>26032685Show these tunnel rats who the true children of the mountain are!
>>26032593also yell "the old one was more worthy then you" and throw the hammer at them
>>26032492Hold the hammer high & sound the charge. They're nothing compared to the last dwarf you ate!
>>26032747I don't think we speak Dwarvish, and they likely don't speak Trollish, but I definitely support tossing the hammer at their feet as we charge forward
>>26032492shout for blood while chopping bodies with a flaming axe.how else would gronk react but this?
>>26032769But we speak common.
>>26032822Presumably they do too, as they could talk to Tak-Tak.
>>26032857Scratch that, some of them must as tyou were able to interrogate some in the common tongue.
Roaring the incantation at the top of his lungs, Gronk wreathed himself in cascading flames and charged. The first dwarf tried to raise his weapon but was sent flying from the platform before he could. Gronk’s battle cries and the dwarf’s screams seemed to give many of the other dwarves the incentive they needed to throw down their weapons and run. Not all of them did, but enough that the others were unable to fire without hitting their comrades for a few precious moments. Gronk seized his chance, throwing his axe and charging still faster. The axe swatted three dwarves off the ground before it struck a column several metres back. Severed dwarf torsos landed around it. Gronk contented himself to using claws and fire to massacre the other dwarves. Without the unity their firing blocks had given them, they were unable to muster enough bolts to even slow him down. Here and there, pricks of pain registered in his mind but they were never more than a nuisance. Most of the fleeing dwarves were caught and eaten by the following trolls before they reached the door. One last dwarf stood before Gronk, though this one showed no fear. With his back straight and his head held high, he fired his bolt straight into Gronk’s face. It rebounded off the fleshless side, causing little damage and no pain as Gronk still felt nothing from that side. Instead of killing him quickly, Gronk stopped moving and stood in front of the dwarf. He tossed the blood spattered golden hammer and the bearded one’s feet, letting a grin spread across his face. The little one’s shoulders sagged and his head dropped, just a second before Gronk swiped him off the platform to fall to his death below.>Cont.
>>26032888i hope we get some dorf prisoners. it seems like we massacred them all in our lust for blood.
>>26032888Now Gronk turned and surveyed the battle field below. Almost all the dwarves down there were dead. Here and there, a few still battled with the goblins but they were surrounded and soon to die. All over, trolls were pushing themselves up and plucking bolts from their hides. Three lay still, their heads some metres from their bodies. Moruk was already running up the stairs to join him. Ragnar, meanwhile, helping pull a pike from the nearest troll’s back. On the platform, seven trolls were eating the last of the stick thrower wielding dwarves. >Should Gronk press on while the remaining dwarves are on the back foot or wait for a few more trolls to heal and join him?
>>26032987wait two breaths, until we can charge together with Moruk!Dorf-meat must not regroup
>>26032987We've got them on the run, don't we? I feel we should press the advantage while we still have it.
>>26032987time to capture them go go go
>>26032987moruk is almost here, call for ragnar to come right now, get the troll on the platform with us and give chase. other troll are to follow quickly when they can.
>>26032888It's the little things that really count before you kill an enemy.Onwards! Crush all dwarvish resistance!
>>26033108I swear I typed text in that...Either way, I meant to say it seems we are unanimous.
Gerzak sits ready to crush dorfs! I'm all caught up now.
>>26032987Press the enemy! Attack!
>>26033161Damn that was fast.
>>26033198it took about an hour or so - mostly read the updates rather than individual ideas
>>26033198I am also here now and ready to participate i already have a few ideas about our troll mage...but that will have to wait.
>>26033454Please share now brother troll!
>>26033476that was me the chompa
With a glance at Moruk, who had just made it to the top of the stairs, before gathering up the hammer and striding towards the door. A single mighty blow from his shoulder knocked it from its frame. Getting through was a struggle, but Gronk was far larger than any of the others. Few doors would allow someone of his magnitude through unhindered. Surveying the scene and sniffing the air, he saw and smelled no dwarves. He smelt dust and saw an ornate, but clearly rarely used, passageway. The walls were covered in shields that, although once well polished and cared for, has acquired a thick layer of grime. In the dust on the floor, foot prints were clearly evident. They stretched still further into the mine, away and down the corridor. Gronk smelled old dwarf down there, and knuckled after the smell. The other trolls followed him single file down the passage, their furred shoulders giving the shields on the wall a better cleaning than anyone had for years.As the smell grew stronger, Gronk’s ears pricked. In the distance he could hear voices raised in the common tongue. The passage had reached an iron door, covered with bars. Through the space between it and the floor a chink of light and the voices emerged.>Should Gronk tell the trolls to be quiet and listen to what their saying or begin to batter down the door?
>>26033476Well we gained one of his abilities from just a few fingers and although he is not our equal in any way he is a valuable ally with combat prowess and insight into the rest of the world I say we have him give us his favorite spell casting arm to eat in exchange for not killing him that way he will regrow his arm no harm done and we will most likely have his powers if not rinse and repeat.
>>26033516Listen lets see what they are up too maybe if we are lucky they are the Master Smiths who lived at the expense of all the other dwarfs if so Take as slaves/underlings for Tink-Tank
>>26033553I'm sure Ragnar will love this arrangement...
>>26033516>Should Gronk tell the trolls to be quiet and listen to what their saying or begin to batter down the door?yes, yes he should.
>>26033516The talking could be about a trap laid aheadListen
>>26033516Gronk should make sure his buffoonish followers are quite for a minute so as to be able to eavesdrop on the plans being hatched in the next room.
>>26033246listen in they might underestimate over intellagence some more and talk about their plans, where the women and children are, or who has the key to the treasure room. plus if they talk about surrendering we can just waltz in there and offer the our terms, slavery.
>>26033603Will if it comes to this or his death i'm sure he will be willing we would also make him one of our most trusted allies literally willing to give an arm for Gronk. He is a smart individual and losing an arm will case him no harm in the long run we should ask AFTER we celebrate our victory however.
>>26033516Listen at the door.We're single file in a hallway, and, judging by the old voice, this old dwarf could be some sort of champion like the ones we've previously encountered. We don't want to batter the door and alert them to our presence, as that gives them time to get ready for us to pour through the chokepoint.
>>26033653so many spelling errors haha sorry.
>>26033553Might as well just eat him if we're doing this. I'd brew resentment otherwise.
>>26033638>trolls>intelligenceHeh.>>26033653Ragnar so far has proved fairly subservient and is clearly not a believer in Gronk's divinity. Maybe he'll agree, maybe not.
>>26033684>Might as well just eat him if we're doing this. I'd brew resentment otherwise.yup
>>26033687We WILL get his magic either way one way or another one day he doesn't need to be a believer to know when to lose an arm he just needs to be loyal.>>26033684Not if we treat him really well and if he wants to mate with female trolls we can be good to our allies.
>>26033687shhhh don't let them hear you say that, they have us out powered
>>26033687>clearly not a believer in Gronk's divinity"Cleanse the heretic with fire, before he opens his mouth and spews forth poisonous lies"~ First Book of Gronk
>>26033834>>26033684o god am i going to get Ragnar killed by trying to get us the best of both worlds?
>>26033834...I may have to include a 'write the bible of Gronk' option.
>>26033880I have wanted to eat him for the last three threads.
>>26033880>>26033834>>26033898SUCH IS THE WILL OF GRONKGRONK BE PRAISED
>>26033890Mwahaha!Turns out learning common will come in useful after all. And unfortunately yes Edward, the heretic must be put down now. Preferably down our throat, but purification via flame works just as well.
>>26033898But he would make a good soldier if we let him live and provide help full insight into different conflicts.
>>26033947indecisive trolls get eaten
he is a good soldier and has not given any reason to be killed yet. gronk is not such a pitiful being that he would become paranoid and scared enough to kill a troll without reason.
>>26033989Thank you suspiciously named fellowat least somebody thinks that
>>26033989That's true, but I think that Ragnar will cease to be useful, given time. Plus, from the last thread, I can already see that his ego seems to clash with that of Moruk. If we manage to learn magic, we'll no longer need Ragnar and can replace him with a shaman who actually acknowledges our divinity.
>>26033989there are several reasons:reason 1 >>26033687>is clearly not a believer in Gronk's divinityreason 2, we wants earthmagic!fire and earth equals lava moat around the temple
>>26034031this is the only truth
>>26034051>>26034031Do we keep him alive until that usefulness is depleted then?
>>26034031But he is still and excellent soldier and Gronk cant be everywhere at once YET so until then we should keep him around we need teh magics for our armies.>>26034066if he becomes a liability yeah but i still say we take an arm before then......
>>26034066he will live until his first fuckup, disobedience or general snottiness
>>26034066Yeah, I think we should keep him alive for now.
i am actually surprised scrivener said>clearly.i dont remember ragnar making it obvious in story. has he not participated in any worshipping? we might hold a feast and whole tribe would worship big papa, if he does not, he can be confronted to do it, and either bend to gronk's will in front of the whole tribe(not that any of them has any doubt) or be eaten by him.i still dont think it necessary but if it must be done, this seems like a good way to me.
Can I just say what i mentioned before, What about an awesome mask for the fleshless side of gronks face.
>>26034131>>26034100>>26034066>>26034051>>26034040>>26034144>>26034155This is why i wanted to talk about this later now none of us are focusing on how to dominate the Mountain rats lol
Gronk made a universal gesture for silence, raising one claw to his lips. The trolls behind him slowed and stopped, doing their absolute best to obey the implicit command of their leader. Gronk pressed his shaggy, blood smeared head to the door, his ear a few centimetres from the floor. On the other side, he heard two voices raised in argument. One was deep and earthy, much like that of the dwarves he had interrogated. The other was far lighter, reminding him of the screams of the humans whose hamstrings he had severed. The human voice was calling for a retreat via a back tunnel, one that lead to far lower on the mountain. The women and children who lived here could be allowed to escape at least. Gronk wasn’t good at emotion in human voice, but no-one could miss the edge of desperation in the man’s voice. The dwarf voice said that no true dwarf would ever flee their mountain, that they would hold to the last. Behind Gronk, a troll growled and coughed to get the dust from his lungs. On the other side of the door, the voices ceased.Gronk was now conflicted. If he allowed this back tunnel to be used, most of his potential slaves would escape. But if he sent trolls back to warn the others, these leaders would almost certainly flee deeper into the mine.>What should he do? Specify.
>>26034176i like having things to dicuss whl OP writes!thread wouldn`t be fun without these things
>>26034176Oh well, we're worked this out now. Besides, we're still waiting on a post from OP.
>>26034144It's settled. We'll hold a feast once we get back to the troll lair to both honor the victory against the Dwarves and to acknowledge the godliness of Big Papa.
>>26034203Get.door.open.leaders must die!Is ranar here? if so he can weaken the door-hinges with earthmagic, then Gronk will beat it down
>>26034203Rip the door off its hinges and rush in, holding it like a shield.
>>26034144Heh, about that. I meant to put 'not' in that post twice.Ragnar so far has not proved fairly subservient and is not clearly not a believer in Gronk's divinity. Maybe he'll agree, maybe not
>>26034203Punish the Troll who coughed by making him run to tell the others - he will not get to have any food or glory from this point onward.The rest of the assembled group goes onward to capture and devour.
>>26034203Split the group. Half warn the other trolls to cover the back exits and the other half break through the door now with Gronk the Divine and engage the leaders.Also, rip the ads off the troll that coughed. Need some discipline man!
>>26034203Send trolls to block retreat.Offer dwarf leader option of single combat.
>>26034203go in the room, let your trolls follow. while the rest of the trolls are cpturing/killing the people in the room, tell ragnar about the tunnels and send him to deal with it.
>>26034203If Rengar is here take a few trolls and slaughter them send Moruk and his goblins with the rest of the trolls to catch some slaves.
>>26034203send moruk with a fifth of the trolls and half the goblins to capture slaves, the rest will bust in to capture the warriors.also do this>>26034260
>>26034203Gronk should take Moruk and some others and enter the room and either capture or kill the two villains on the other side, he should also leave some trolls to guard the pass.
>>26034203I`m out guise>kill dorfs>eat Ragnar>archive threadso I have something to read at breakfast in the morning!later all
>>26034300Changing my vote to second with this
>>26034325Cya you bloodthirsty warmonger youAlso if Rengar DOESN'T give us his arm eat him on the spot.
>>26034288>>26034248Nice spelling guys... but he's not there.>>26034325See you man.
Just caught up. I'm worried about the long term detriment that could happen if these leaders escape and tell the world of our threat. Send a few to tell the others, but send most in after the leaders.
>>26034397I'm sure that someone will find out what happened to this mine anyway. The mine isn't there for nothing or for mere self-sufficiency, I think... It must surely be supplying another town through trade. Once that trade dries up, somebody will have to come to investigate.Killing the leaders, however, seems like a good immediate solution to the problem.
>>26034397we are so far north that nobody gives a fuck about nything that goes on up here. until its time for us to feed on southern lands, we are safe.
>>26034248>>26034253>>26034260>>26034264>>26034288>>26034311>>26034455Open the door and send someone back.>>26034276Single combat.Can you post detail and make a decision here?
>>26034365Leaders must be eaten. Send a runner to tell the regening Trollin to go intercept slaves if possible.
>>26034455well i guess then that we already know where to hit next then (the small town we know where is)
>>26034535We'll need Ragnar for the attack on that town, then. He's got the most experience dealing with humans, and I'm sure he's visited the town before. Let's keep him alive until then.
>>26034599Good point. I imagine the town might not be as simple as rolling in and bashing heads in.
>>26034648>>26034627>>26034599>>26034535Some detail on the decision?
>>26034664Keep Rengar alive until we take over the closest major town that was mentioned i still say we ask for an arm thouAs for a decision on what to do right now i still support >>26034300
>>26034664Punish the Troll that gave us away (and/by) having him warn the others that slaves may try to retreat and that they should guard the crossroads behindTHAT'S what you want, right?
>>26034741Yes, but I need people to agree, just a little.
>>26034755>>26034741I'll go with this.
>>26034741Agreed with this.
>>26034664oh i was just thinking that we may have about a week maybe, two before they know something funny is up and that's till they raise prepare for war. so i think in that time after the feast we should takeover other tribes, build rock throwing posts at choke points, and ask for Ragnar to teach us all about the human culture so that we can create a plan (and have one less reason to keep him alive)yes do this >>26034741 this way >>26034300
Speaking of Ragnar, I must go devour something myself. If the thread's still up when I get back, I will return then.Rock on, my Troll bretheren.ALL HAIL GRONK
Right, send Moruk and the goblins goblins to capture the fleeing soon-to-be slaves and Gronk should hunt down and devour the leaders.
>>26034871Sounds good to me.>>26034812We should allow Moruk time to recuperate, then send him and his trusted Goblin scout team to survey the human settlement's defenses from a distance. We can also ask Ragnar about humans, like you said, then ask him whether or not he has visited the human settlement (apparently called Märlas, as mentioned in Thread 2 Part 2).Moruk and his men also apparently attacked the outskirts of Märlas before, and we faced some human defenders at the battle against the goblin camp. That gives us some experience in fighting against them, so maybe we can remember what their tactics were like.>>26034813Later man
>>26035042Before that we should go and find every troll tribe that is not a follower of the mighty Gork and change that. We already have the Largest troll tribe in the mountains but why not have the largest tribe in recorded history instead?
>>26035212Would Gronk want anything less?
>>26035296>>26035212On this note, no expedition has ever been made further north than the mountain the tribe moved to recently. Nor has one been made east. Only the west and south have been explored. It has been mentioned that the further north you go, the less is alive, but it has also been said that the Children come from the southern most mountains.
>>26035387When we get back we should scout out everything around our home.
With a growl, Gronk span and glared at the offending troll. Moruk, who stood behind him at the end of the line, dug his claws into the young bull’s back. Gronk spoke quickly in trollish, doing his best to describe where the escape tunnel was. He told Moruk to take the loud troll and his goblins to apprehend them. Moruk’s face twists when he realises he will be left out of this conflict’s climax, but he nods and drags the other troll with him. Only now Gronk turns and slams his bulk into the door. Its hard metal surface bruises his arm and crushes against his muscles, his skin tearing as he heaved. There was no room to use momentum or weight, so he was forced to resort entirely to strength. As he heaved, he felt the pins of the door hinges shift in their sockets. Twisting his legs up against the wall behind him, he puts the whole force of his body into the push. As he starts to doubt he can do it, the door rips free of the frame and flies across the room. Gronk scrambled up and rolled into the room. It wasn’t a room really, more of a cross roads. Three rocky passages stretch away into the distance, each one hardly lit and exuding a feeling of incompleteness. It seems clear that this part is where the mountain rats are actually digging things, whereas the rest was where they lived.Down the left hand path, Gronk smelt human. Down the right, he could faintly sense the scent dwarf. Down the centre, however, he can see a flickering green light and feel the tingle of magic. No scent that he knows comes from it.>Which passage with who?>Gronk>6 bull trolls
>>26035554Three for human, three for dwarf, Gronk to face magic alone.I'm not even sure it's a good idea. It just seems really dramatic.
>>26035609Seconding this. Searching each tunnel at full force would take too long and allow them to escape in the meantime.
>>26035609Agreed but have Gronk open this battle by throwing the magic hammer at the source of the light and following up with a magical assault.
>>26035609Agreed. But the Trolls should be (at minimum) encouraged to capture rather than eat those they find.Capture as many as possible.
>>26035609>>26035641>>26035707>>26035740I think this is the majority of the people currently following the thread, so I'll go with this. The light is far away at the moment, but I'll try and incorporate hammer throwing. And encouraging the trolls to take a few prisoners.
>>26035740Except the leaders. They have to die.Can't have any of the leaders survive to rally the slaves, can we?
>>26035786no we can't but who says that we can't get info out of them first?
>>26035786I don't expect everyday trolls to be smart enough to distinguish between Dwarf or human leaders and commoners, much less so in a dark tunnel. Let's just encourage them to capture anyone and we sort that mess out once the fighting is over.
>>26035813True. The dwarf may be harder to interrogate, but I'm sure we could find ways to make the human talk.
<-- long time lurker of this thread-chain. Captives should be acquired. Well the important bits anyway. Legs only inspire escape no?
to fill the time I'm dropping some good troll images.
>>26035878Good to know I have lurkers, glad to see you've posted. Feel free to contribute to the vote next turn.
>>26035932Eh. The thread always starts and ends too early for me to join in.
>>26035965Sorry about that, I try to fit them in a busy period that I have time for.>>26035952That makes me think of Terry Pratchett's dwarves.
>>26035988huh... can't say i see it...
>>26035988>>26036022...I meant trolls. God I can be thick.
>>26036036Okay now I see it
>>26036082and this is all i care to do now...
Gronk quickly sent his trolls down both outlying passages in groups of three, with instructions to capture rather than kill. He himself strode down the central one. It was roughly hewn and still had wooden mining props holding up the ceiling and walls. The floor had various digging instruments scattered across it. Whoever had been mining here had left in a hurry some time ago, judging by the thin layer of dust on the tools. The dust also had a set of foot prints in them. The big Papa hurried on until the tunnel levelled out into a completely different kind of cave. Unlike the rest of the mine, this part was built with black marble on the walls and carvings of strange letterers and pictures covered the floor in twisting circles. Gronk stepped into this black space and saw that the entrance was not a door or traditional opening. It had been hacked through the wall as though whoever was mining had no idea that it was there. Looking up, Gronk saw that this room stretched far into the distance above him. From somewhere he could feel flowing air and see a tiny beam of sunlight. The floor was lit by the strange green light, the source of which now lay in front of him. It was a raised platform of black rock, not as smooth or reflective as the walls. On the flat top side was a green rock that seemed to emanate fire and light. On the other side from Gronk, a black bearded dwarf glared at him. He began to snarl at Gronk in common.“You drove me to this, hateful beast! Had you not come here, this thing would have been consigned here forever! Now I must wield it to slay you and your kind. You’ll never understand what you've unleashed on the world.”>Cont.
>>26036095Whatever it is we must eat it at all costs let us show them why we are called Gronk the great devourer.
>>26036095>>26036150NO ONE will be able to question our divinity.
>>26036095It's not really trollish but we could distract the dwarf by saying something like:"would you really unleash something worse than my kind on the world Dwarf"?would give him pause enough for us to pop a fireball in his face.
>>26036225Whatever is happening is already set in stone.I think we'll be throwing the thunder hammer at him first, so that'd be the time for a snippy one-liner, but I don't think Gronk is elegant enough to say something like that.
>>26036268True.He might be smart enough to know that he doesn't want the dwarf anything with that evil rock...
So saying, the dwarf reached down and grabbed the rock. Gronk instinctively knew that something was wrong, that the dwarf shouldn’t, couldn’t touch the rock. With a bellow, he hurled the hammer at him. As the dwarf’s hand touched the stone, the hammer struck the pillar that the stone rested on. Both hammer and pillar exploded outwards, slamming Gronk against the rocky debris. As the dust cleared, Gronk could still see the dwarf. He was standing exactly where he had been, his finger tips still connected to the stone. It seemed to be stuck to them, and was crackling with energy. The dwarf’s face a was a rictus grimace of awe and shock. His whole arm was shaking, as if the stone weighed a great deal. With another mighty crack, the dwarf flew back from the stone. Now it hung in the air unsupported. In a strange flash of insight, Gronk realised the pillar had been there contain it rather than support it. Now it was, as the dwarf had said, unleashed. He had said he meant to wield it, but it did not seem as though it was going to be controlled now. As it floated there, something in Gronk’s head started to twang and vibrate, causing him to roar and bellow in agony. He thrashed on the floor and clutched his head in a vain attempt to diminish the pain. In his head, he heard something. Through the pain, he felt a presence. As he concentrated on it, he suddenly felt his knowledge of it broadening. It was very old, as old as the mountains themselves. It was angry that it had been imprisoned and angrier still that the dwarf had thought to control it. And it hated Gronk for saving it. Most of all, he felt its hate at being beholden to another. So it was trying to kill him.>Cont.
>>26036361Through the haze of pain, Gronk saw something else. As it focussed on felling the troll, it had neglected the dwarf. On the ground next to the mountain rat laid the golden hammer. It seemed a little worse for wear, but still had an aura of power. He hefted it in both hands and rose to his feet. Swinging it over his head, he brought it down on the green rock. Instead of exploding or knocking it out of the air, the hammer stuck fast to it. There was a tight sensation in the air, the feeling just before the fuse reaches its termination. Hammer and rock sent sparks flickering into the air. Almost imperceptibly, the hammer was being forced upwards.>Should Gronk grab the rock, the hammer or the dwarf? Or should he run?
>>26036373... I want him to eat the rock...but I know it's a terrible idea
>>26036373Eat the rock.
>>26036436Haha, I had the same thought. I say grab the dwarf. He knows of the thing best and perhaps he can help with the destruction of it. IF the destruction is needed
>>26036373Grab the rock the dwarf was too weak to control it but Gronk is the Big Papa!
>>26036373Grab the Dwarf!He must know more about what that thing is, and even then, he has to be a high ranking dwarf anyway.
>>26036436This, It worked in the Insect Civ, It'll work herehopefully
>>26036472I haven't bee following that, what happened?>>26036463>>26036458>>26036457Two for dwarf.>>26036458>>26036438>>26036436>>26036472Three for rock.I'll give it a few minutes to see if there's anyone else.
>>26036494>Two for dwarf.Fuck, how did I pass any tests?
>>26036506>>26036494>Three for rockChrist, what am I...
>>26036472>>26036494a god came before the queen in the form of a crystal. The queen ate it and became master of the desert. it was truly glorious
>>26036494Insect queen Rozoll eats the incarnation of a dieing god andbecomes infused with god like might. It will be happening at 00:00 est if you wanna check it out.
>>26036514>>26036506You rightful OP of the trolls.
>>26036494Grab the rock and hammer.And beat the rock with the hammer.
>>26036558Hah, makes sense.Fuck it, I'm going with grab the rock, it has the most votes.
>>26036641EAT ROCK BECOME GOD!
>>26036681The GOD OF INDIGESTION!
>>26036736IS THERE ANY OTHER KIND!?
>>26036803>>26036736>>26036681inb4 this backfires and Gronk dies
>>26036681NEXT WEEK ON (UN)CIVILIZED COMBAT:Gronk "Big Papa" Trollinski vs. Rozooll "God-Eater" InsectavichTwo combatants, one arena, a whole night of relentless one-on-one brutalization! Who will come out the victor? Tune in SUNDAY on Pen & Paper-view!On that note, my biased opinion is that yes, we should eat the rock.
>>26036822HERETIC!>>26036829lol hey Farezz (im vader)
>>26036373EAT THE ROCK! EAT THE ROCK!
Suddenly, the pain in Gronk’s head was gone. Unfortunately, thought seemed to have gone with it. With a belligerent scream, he shoved himself up and charged the tableau. Without thought to hinder him, Gronk snatched the rock. He pulled it from under the hammer, which swung past and took a chunk out of the floor, and held it in front of his face. He pressed with all his might to crush it, while roaring his dominance against it. All the while, the thing assailed the walls of his mind with its prodigious power and experience. Yet it found no entry in the seamless wall of animal rage. However, Gronk was slowly slipping back into being. And as he did, the pain returned. Before the freedom of the rage left him, he made one last action. He stuffed the rock into his mouth and bit down. With a crunch, the rock gave way.>Cont.
>>26036829Can the Lizardman cult of Otimgo make a cameo?
>>26036881YAY-YEEEEEEEAH!!Eating is ALWAYS the best option.>>26036848Hey there, Cibe.
>>26036881edge. of. my. seat.
>>26036881Come on no whammies!
>>26036881aw sheeeeiiiittt here we go...HIT THE DECK BOYS!!!!
>>26036918My. Finger. Are. Sore. Let's. Call. It. A. Night.Joking, let's rock and roll!
>>26036881ALL OR NOOOOTHIIIING>>26036915Atlatls OP>>26036955I almost hated you forever i still wuv woo thou
>>26036955Typical GM leaving on a cliffhangerBut damn it, it's a good one to leave on
>>26036955OH NO YOU DON'T>>26036982Hahahaha I was actually the guy who proposed Atlatls and Macuahuitls (I go by the name Marshwalker or Marshstrider in those threads). I also play in your campaign under the name Ak-Thuzz.
>>26036982Derp, thought you were Farezz
>>26037005>>26037009Read the spoiler.
>>26037009I supported the Atlatls from the begining nice to meet cha>>26037030haha happens
>>26036915With a surprise visit from the up-and-coming fighter Liz "The Colonel" Tarakanov. Will this brutal cage match melt under Tarakanov's caustic oppression?>>26036955Eagerly awaiting the outcome. C'MON GRONK, DON'T FAIL US NOW!
With his simple mind, Gronk had not pondered much what the thing he was fighting might be. The dwarves had come across it in the early years of their mining, breaking into its chamber by accident. The miners that reported the find said that they had wanted to go closer to it, to hold it. One had tried and had been slaughtered by his comrades. Each knew that none were to touch even as they knew they had to have it. When the elders of the dwarf clan had gotten the information, they went there themselves. It was clear to them that this thing needed to be bound even more securely than it already was. The thing had been old when the world was young, a being of pure energy. Yet it had been chained by the gods that once strode the world. In its long imprisonment, it had slowly developed consciousness. When the dwarves found it, it had tried to make them want it to be free. Instead it had made them want it too much for it to be free, and want it to be free too much to see it held. When the elders re-forged its chains, it had stopped caring about freedom. Yet now it was in its grasp. The hammer was old and powerful, but not half as old as it. The dwarf had trained his whole life in controlling his mind, but a dwarf life is the blink of an eye to a captured star. But this other thing was different. It didn’t know or care what the rock was, it only wanted to dominate or destroy it. Behind Gronk’s fierce strength was a determination to outlast mountains. A mind like that had not been seen since the god times.>COnt.
>>26037140When Gronk bit down on the rock, his will had matched itself since a being that had existed since before the earth had been formed from dust. And that being had found itself lacking. In his animalistic rage, Gronk had destroyed a being older than the mountain itself and eaten its corpse. On the ground in front of him, the dwarf had an expression of mute terror on his face. As Gronk crunched the green rock through his teeth and into his gullet, he reached down and picked up the dwarf. He held him aloft, and was about to eat him too, when something pounded inside him. He looked at his chest and saw green light pouring off him like smoke. It touched the ground and turned it to ash, spreading out around him. The dwarf in his hand gurgled once and disintegrated.
>>26037151YESSSSSSYESSSSSSSSSSSS!!!The power!THE. ABSOLUTE. POWER!!
>>26037151pic very related
The mighty chief of the Children of the mountain twisted and span inside the black room, watching as the green light melted the walls around him. The power was his, but not something he could control. For a few seconds, he tried to marshal it with his words like he would his flame. Nothing happened. As he stumbled through the fast vanishing floor, he kicked something. It was the golden hammer. Reaching down, he took it in one hand. Some of the green things knowledge had come to him, filtered through his own understanding. The green light was pure power, untwisted by limiting shape or form. It was not meant to be contained and could not be housed in a mortal being. It was only his indomitable will that was keeping his body together. The hammer wasn’t as powerful as the stone, but could kill Gronk with a single blow. The power was his, but wouldn’t obey him consciously. All the pieces of the puzzle rested in front of him, but he couldn’t seem to force them together. Then it clicked. With a below, Gronk smashed the hammer into his own face. It coruscated off the green light like ice off lava, sending a blast of fire and shot of superheated air into what remained of the cave wall. It wasn’t enough. Again and again, Gronk struck himself in the face with the golden hammer, sending wave after wave of energy into the surrounding cave. Slowly, the light stopped destroying his surroundings, focussing on keeping him alive.
>>26037469I am become Gronk, Destroyer of Worlds.
>>26037469This is the most metal way for a god to be born.Ever.
>>26037469What happens next!?
Finally, the hammer shattered. The blast of energy destroyed the last remnants of the opposite wall and the whole cave, all the many miles that it stretched upwards, began to shake. The green light still hung in the air around him, but had stopped burning through the walls. However, his fight to stop it levelling the cave had... well, levelled the cave. He charged for the exit and sprinted away. He reached the cross roads and flew up the dusty passage way. By now, nothing was shaking. He reached the grand, cavernous room and stopped. His trolls were still down below, eating the dead. Far less of them now, as many must have left with Moruk, but still at least a dozen. They seemed so calm and unconcerned. Didn’t they know what had happened!? Only Ragnar seemed to feel that something was amiss. The shaman was a little while away from most of the trolls, sitting on the floor and staring into nothing. He kept reaching up a hand to massage his head, so maybe he too had felt the disquieting force of the stone. Gronk turned around and walked back a little way. He lifted up a dwarf corpse in one hand and examined it in a dispassionate way. The bearded rat’s head had been caved in by a claw, while its leg had been bitten half of by a partially interested troll. The green light that leaked from his fur caressed the body, making parts of it shrivel and fall off. Gronk concentrated, bringing his will power to bear. The light froze mid-movement before retreating into his body. As he relaxed, it didn’t come back. Now he reversed his desire, forcing it out and into the dead dwarf. Now it came with a vigour, turning the dwarf into a pile of ash in scant seconds. So. He could use it to destroy, but indiscriminately. As he shifted, he saw that the rock where he had been standing was now coated with a thin layer of ash. Not given to introspection, Gronk grunted and turned his attention to the next task; finding the dwarven leaders.
>>26037673Badass we have a doomsday weapon
>>26037673With quick, easy strides, he moved back to the crossroads. Now he knew why such a sturdy door had been placed there. Where once had been a middle passage, there was now a caved in blockage. The air was full of rock dust, but the marked one could smell blood coming from both passages. With a sigh, he set off.>Which passage should Gronk choose?>Left: Humans>Right: Dwarves
>>26037720Human was weak and cowardly chase the Dwarf.
>>26037673Elsewhere in the world: "Oracle, can you tell me who to go to so that I may learn magic? I want to be taught by whoever knows the most types of magic, with the greatest diversity.""You're not going to like the answer."
>>26037737The dwarves are done for. The human could be a threat. Left humans
>>26037737Gotta chase the dwarves man
>>26037783I'm going with this.
>>26037673Fuck. Yes.>>26037737Left! We needs to take out them little pink fings.
>>26037776"Really, I must know.""Fine kid, it's your funeral..."
>>26037737There will be plenty of humans for the killing later, if the attack on Marlas goes according to plan. Let them flee, and let them tell stories of trollish brutality and power.>>26037673HAIL GRONK STONE-SWALLOWER
>>26037825By the first part of the post, I mean go right and chase the Dwarves.
>>26037825One of Ragnar's titles is Stone Gobbler. That seems a bit like a challenge.
>>26037825Gronk the Ash-BringerGronk Star-eaterGronk baddass mc lightning-bolt thunder-hawk tornado
>>26037904That's the one you like...Clearly Gronk baddass mc lightning-bolt thunder-hawk tornado.Would disagree
>>26037825>>26037811>>26037804>>26037783Clearly we are going left. And I'm afraid that will be the last update. Next thread, I fucking swear we'll get around to building a civilisation, not the cut scenes that I did this thread. Theses are fun, but not really what the thread is about.So stick around for the last update, when I will choose the time for the next thread.
>>26038010Don't worry about it! Cut scenes break the slower-paced action of civilization-building.My last session was basically one big cut scene, too.Thanks for the fun thread, Scriv!I've been lurking since day one, but I'll try and participate more often.
>>26030864I have never participated but I love reading this thread. Its awesome.
>>26038074Always glad to have a name fag on board, makes it so much easier to keep track of people. I like cut scenes too, but this thread and last thread have been cut scene heavy. I wish I could join the insect thread, but it's very late here. I need my beauty sleep.>>26038112Thanks man, it's always good to hear.
>>26038191dang i get back from mowing and its over
>>26038232Sorry mate, I'm seriously wiped. Maybe next time, ay?
When should I come on to find this thread?
>>26038253Sleep tight man and I have to say i am very happy to have been able to join your story gonna miss ya over at the Insect thread haha don't let the bed bugs bite.
Gronk began to knuckle his way down the path, wondering what had happened to his axe. After a few moments, he remembered throwing it at some dwarves before pursuing off into the tunnels. It was a relief to now that it wasn’t buried under the mountain. He quickly neared the end of this branch of the mine and found nothing but smells to guide him. He could easily smell the blood and sweat of the trolls, and was just able to pick up the humans past it. It took him some minutes to catch up with those who had been making the smells. He had sent three trolls after the humans, believing there to be only one human. Now he saw that there had been three, each stranger looking than the last. The first, currently pinned under the claws of one of the trolls, had a beard like a dwarf. Except that it was pearly white and reached down to his ankles. His clothes were blue and purple, embroidered with gorgeous emblems. The second had a face that had clearly been born to fight. The nose and mouth very strangely twisted into an unattractive smirk, and that was before the scar tissue and abrasions were taken into account. This human wore strange leather armour that interlocked like scales. On his back was a sword that almost big enough for a troll to use. Gronk couldn’t see how he used it. Finally, there a thin sallow faced man wrapped in black clothe and covered in knives. He eyes were darting constantly from side to side, searching for something. Gronk growled. These three were a complication.>End for tonight.
>>26038311Yeah, you too. I hope the other god eater on /tg/ does well. She/it has a rival now.>>26038292I'm thinking... two days, twenty minutes earlier than this started. Hope to see you there.
>>26038292It's done about every other day from what I've seen, usually starting between 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. EST.
>>26038364email each other a showdown that would be funny
>>26038335Night.Can somebody archive?
Oh man. An adventuring party. How fun.
>>26038430Doing it now.
>>26038461Heh, someone spotted it. The archetypal three. Wizard, Warrior, Rogue.
New Threadhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/26030864/All threadshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Children%20of%20the%20MountainVote them up, no harm in advertising. I hope to see you all in two days, when we will get back to the business of building a civilisation.
>>26038516Thanks again, goodnight.