Evening trolls and... female trolls, it's time for war! As promised, this thread comes with twitter and a pastebin!Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Children%20of%20the%20MountainTwitter, which I will use to post time updates:https://twitter.com/ScrivenerQuests or go to twitter and search ScrivenerQuestsPastebin with character descriptions and information you may have forgotten:http://pastebin.com/mxhfybVgPlayers old and new, I suggest you check out the pastebin. It has information that will catch up new players and most old players will probably have forgotten. I plan to update it, I was a little rushed this afternoon.Last thread, we had set up the attack on the human city, Märlas. This thread will detail that attack, and what follows.
The time was right, Gronk could feel it in the air. The trolls were ready for battle, and the dwarves had made their opinions on the trolls clear. For a little while, Gronk debated destroying the lot of them. They had destroyed more than they had made, making the case for wiping them out. On the other hand, why waste their deaths? If they spearheaded the attack on Märlas, his soldiers would be spared the worst of the battle. The only question was what to arm then with. The statue in the great hall had a large assortment dwarf weapons piled on the floor at its feet, which were do nothing other than gather dust and rust. If they were too heavily armed, however, they might take it into their heads to turn against their masters. In the end, he decided on hammers and pick axes, neither of which were terribly efficient weapons. They would be dressed in light leather amour, which would doubtless distress them. Most of dwarfish the warriors the trolls had encountered had been dressed in heavy metal armour, with almost none wearing leather.It took a week to gather the supplies and organise the trolls for the battle. Food was gathered, goats slaughtered and trolls equipped with their weapons. Each group of claw wielders and shield bearer was given enough provisions for the trip and was assigned a group of dwarves and goblins to supervise on the journey. The day before they left, he summoned his war council to him. Ragnar, Moruk, Vulug and Ashanorg came to the raised platform in the great hall, each eager to hear what his role in the battle would be. Vulug was less than thrilled with his, as he and Ragnar would be advisors and not be a part of the charge. Moruk and Ashanorg felt more at home with theirs, as they would both be at the front of the trolls and goblins. The dwarves would go first, or be destroyed. They would wash clean their past sins in blood, or by removed from the world and memory.
>>26411470I am here, pockettses full of hugs, kisses and third chances
Once they reached the area of the city, the snow thinned out to the point the trolls and goblins could see the grass on the ground. It was clear that the cities’ defences were in as bad repair that Moruk, Medal and Ragnar had reported. There were several cracks in the walls large enough for two trolls to enter abreast, as well as more that would admit goblins. The gates would clearly be felled by a blow from even the smallest of the bulls.>What is Gronk's route of attack?
>>26411534Hey Trull, glad to have your cynical hatred and realist cruelty with us.
>>26411581three squads1, Gronk and friends2, Moruk, Volug and friends3, Ragnar, Ashanorg and friends-These three squads surround the city(120 degrees each) to ensure no one escapes. - distance is held for a while as we bombard the city with magic and ballistaes.(Minotaurs, gates and towers are prioritized targets.-When Gronk the Devourer is tired of watching the carnage, he leads the charge and levels this shitty place.internet connection is shit today, due to thudah and lightning, ranting will suffer due to it
>>26411690Do this, but no leveling. We could use this place, make it capital of new troll-kingdom. We shall be the god of this new troll-land. Also, leveling might-maybe kill-kill many man-things. We need to preserve them, or at least their women-folk. It's time Vulug had some brothers like him.
>>26411690chose the squads cause:Ragnar got age and experience to keep the Noob-troll(treacherous prob) in check. Sniff out if there is cause for concern.Moruk and Volug WILL learn to work together, or get etean bu da Big PoppaGronk needs NO BACKUP or babysitting.But what about the dorfs I hear you say!?FUCK them! EAT them as snack before battle!As part of psychlogical warfare. If we do this, hoomies will shit themselves. DO NOT give them better armor or weapons THEY WILL BETRAY us again, if not today, tomorrow!If I waz ork would WWAAAGGGHHHHHH!
>>26411735no levelling is ok with me(figure of speech)
Okay, so levelling or no levelling?
>>26411916Discount this, just saw >>26411806Writing update
Wait, fuck. Squeek, are you ok with eating the dwarves?
>>26411943silence means yesyeeeesdo eeet
>>26411943Maybe. Depends on how malleable they are after/during battle and how obedient man-slaves are. Most important is to have a three tier class system: Trolls on top, troll-kin, goblins and freed slaves in the middle, and dwarf/human slaves on the bottom
>>26411966Trull said eat them first. Is that okay?
>>26411981Fine-fine. Eat males. Keep females and mate after battle
missed last thread, caught this one>>26412040we tried that it doesn't work, unless we could find a half dwarf or a dwarf female that is above average size then they will die
>>26412164The Scrivener said it would be difficult, but it might still work. Of course, all the lives of the dwarf-breeders are now forfeit anyways, so no point in not trying. Like this one said, vulug could use some litter-brothers
I'm here. Hopefully I can be a better troll than last time.
It took slightly less time than expected to get into position, as a look out spotted Gronk’s detachment. With the need for stealth removed, the trolls hastened to their places. Then came the first part of the plan; demoralising the defenders. Stationed in front of the trolls and goblins were the dwarves, yet to be granted their arms or armour. In other words, completely helpless. At Gronk’s signal, the trolls pounced on the bearded rats and slaughtered them. The blood curdling screams that echoed across the city, along with the sight of an army of trolls engaging in a gory feast, would doubtless sap the will from the strongest of heads. However, Gronk wasn’t finished. Another signal from him, and those bodies not eaten were hurled high into the air and over the walls. Shrieks of terror, anger and disgust echoed from inside. Laughs, cat calls and roars come from outside. Even the goblins, now thoroughly desensitised to violence after their time living with the trolls, joined in. It was clear the bulls were rearing and ready, but Gronk’s plan included one more phase before the attack. Now he would use the magic at his disposal to bombard the enemy. From his side, fire rained on those standing on the walls and the buildings just inside. From Ragnar’s third, sharpened tree trunks propelled themselves high into the air, before plummeting down with incredible force. From Vulug and Moruk’s side, flames and rocks struck in small numbers but it was the huge ballista bolts that really caused the damage. Even from his far off position, Gronk could see that his son and his heir were doing their best to outdo each other to cause the most damage. Were he a human, he would have rolled his eyes.>Cont.
>>26412260The bombardment had a devastating effect, both on the walls and the buildings inside. The fire launched by Gronk and Vulug had caught onto many of the houses, setting half the city ablaze. The walls were in ruins, and there were corpses covering them, some still smoking. And yet, there was still no sign of the Minotaurs reported by Vulug. Could they have left?>Continued in a minute after I've had some supper. Tip: burning city is a dangerous place for trolls.
>>26412276We wait-wait. Once fires die down, we enter and demand surrender. If someone surrenders, kill them and take over. If they don't, slaughter and enslave!
>>26412311i agreee with the tailed troll!this is also good opportunity to start a cultural event: let us hold competition while fire is to hot. see which trolls can kick dorfheads and hit defenders in city. we must name this sport "dodge-head"
Hey Scriv and everyone else, great thread so far. I can't really participate at the moment since I'm on my phone (the 4chan app I use is a bit annoying to navigate) but I'll definitely be lurking.
>>26412353Never have we agreed more
>>26412311>>26412353I reckon that the missing Minotaurs may seek to ambush us. If they are still honorably defending Märlas, we can expect to fight them.I'm curious what people think about the Minotaur corpses after we kill them. Obviously we'll eat another one, which may improve our current ability to mate (possibly solving our problem with the Dwarf females). Should we let both Moruk and Vulug eat the corpses, allowing them to mate with other species as well?
>>26412408Vulug might have that already, but giving moruk that will help, oh yes. It might have some drawbacks by giving us berserker rage, lest we become too OP in taking these abilities
>>26412382Playing dodge head will help creating a sense of comraderie in our ranks, as well as occupying the more bloodthirsty trolls while the fire dies out. in addition to the obvious demoralizing effect getting pummeled with severed heads is for the hoomans!>>26412408>Obviously we'll eat another oneyes, also our best warriors should be allowed to eat and gain moo.strength as an extra reward for exceling in battle
>>26412311>>26412353So people seem to have agreed to this, Trull, can you explain dodge head a little more clearly?>>26412453>moo strengthThat's racist.>>26412357Hey, it's all good. Do your best to join in though, you generally balance out Trull's evilness and Squeek's nuttiness.
>>26412353lets do it>>26412408we need to be ready for them, but i think that we can stop the fire with our magic and a little earth-bending with dirt and rock to extinguish
>>26412592starting idea:one troll hold head, one troll kick head(like am.football i guess?)but as all sports it will evolve.for now it is meant as a way to pass time during sieges, and demoralizing the enemy.in the future, who knows... maybe different troll tribes will have their best kicking teams compete for breeding rights or whatever
>>26412592in my mind it's we take heads and we aim to kick them at anything that moves, or we take blood and paint targets on the wall and aim to kick the heads within the targets
>>26412664Would throwing heads work? It makes more sense and would be more accurate.>>26412672The walls are also on fire...
I guess that makes me a Maverick! You never know which way I'm gonna go!
>>26412709in reference to this>>26412592
>>26412709I will picture you as that from now on.
>>26412707kicking will do moar damage, reach further and be more difficult--> bigger challengeno fun if any troll just off the boat can master it.skills must be honed
Why not a mix of the two things suggested by trull and quick check?Also, I'm up for eating the Minos after the siege and having vulug and moruk partake in the feast and the subsequent orgy.Should we also let Ragnar and ashanorg eat Minos too?
>>26412731Okay, will do. Writing now, choice will come after this update.
>>26412735imo eating privileges should be given for good effort, not given by name. wait until battle is done, then see who gets the beef.captcha: eusebio ucnloweeusebio, best football striker of the old days. kicked like a horseIT IS SIGN FOR DODGE-HEAD`S SUCCESS
>>26412779...Why is Lobo/Gerzak green?>>26412785I don't follow American 'football'. My British roots make me feel a little disdainful. Don't be offended, I'm a terribly scornful person.
Finally found this thread early on for once.
>>26412808Might be from the Lobo/Mask crossover.
>>26412808he was a portugese striker, football-striker not americunt football.if you haven`t heard of eusebio, your british football roots should be even moar ashamed
>>26412785Trolls and meritocracy make sense.Just as long as the bulls don't get too strong - then we'd have to wipe them out to prevent competition. A troll is a terrible thing to waste.>>26412808i'm embarassed to say that i don't know a lot about some of my imagesi try to make reaction images on /tg/ more focused than a more general selection i already have.
>>26412809That's why I made the twitter, so it would be easier to find. Good to have you back, by the way.>>26412823Not read that one.>>26412843I play and support a real game; Rugby.>>26412847Do you know Lobo at all?
Enough takl-talk! Make update!
>>26412866Sadly not. My knowledge of Comics in general is pretty atrocious considering the typical anon (at least I assume it is).
>>26412903WHAT HE SAID
>>26412866Rugby: It`s not gay if you don`t make eyecuntact
>>26412956Football: Getting mud on you shorts is an injury. As is having your hair ruffled.
>>26412970hahaha, don`t mess wit mah hairdo bro
Gronk knew that charging headlong into the now burning city would only result in his warriors burning to a crisp around him. He would be able to force the flames to part for him, but he couldn’t protect everyone. Instead, he decided to take another tip from the books on siege craft acquired by Vulug; when your enemy is in a defensible position, see that he stays there. Granted, a burning city is not exactly defendable, but the principle still stood. The fire would kill those inside just as well as it would kill trolls. Let them use time and energy fighting the fires, so that they would be that much less eager to fight when the trolls moved in.As the trolls waited, they started to grow bored. It was one of the trolls in Ragnar’s band that came up with a way to maintain bloodlust and pass the time. Taking the half eaten corpse of dwarf, he placed it on the floor in line with a crack in the wall. Lying in the crack was a burning human, supported by the wall itself. Taking a short run up, the troll booted the dwarf’s body at the human’s. It missed its mark by a few metres, shattering against the wall with a crunch of shattering bone and separating meat. The troll seemed irritated by his failure, but his comrades laughed and quickly began gathering up as many corpses as they could. Instead of aiming for the human’s body, they tried to hit the bloody wreckage of the first dwarf kicked. Body after body sailed across the gap, exploding against the walls. It caught on across the army, laughs echoing against the wall of the city.
>>26413115 Inside, most the fires had been put out wither with water or copious amounts of sand. Gronk’s eyes were just sharp enough to make out the shapes of humans and the glint of weapons from the gaps in the walls. Most of the shapes were human, but he could see some that were larger.>Hit me some plans people!
>>26413123>Claws Ready!-Gronk uses the Strange magic from Dorfia to disintegrate the wall in front of the Largest shapes.-Ballista-bolts go in there!-This should hopefully make them come to us, running into a rain of goblinarrows, one or two volleys-Then countercharge(flame on btw. weapon and armor)
>>26413115God we're a professional bunch.>>26413123Have the trolls advance, but have have Gronk, Ragnar, and the goblins providing cover fire.
>>26413214That's a better plan than mine, changing my vote.
>>26413123Burn the rear ranks so that once we break the front no one can stop-kill our trolls. Also, once we reach those rear ranks, the fires will be out and the rear will be either dead or weak. Give these orders to Vulug and Ragnar. Then, we charge as goblins fire stick-arrows at the front ranks so that they can't resist our mightAnd tell everyone that those who fight hardest will get Cow-Thing meat!
>>26413214Currently, the magic from the star god can't reach more than a few metres away from him.
>>26413214also:when we see the Moo-Men, hit them wit a laightningbolt or two, we have yet to try that magic in combat methinks
>>26413264ah, mah bad.go with squeek then>>26413262 would like some God of thunder magic on the minos though
>>26413262So, by rear ranks you mean people further from the walls inside the city?
>>26413262after us trolls make our charge, -half the gobbelins should turn 180 degrees to keep an eye out for hooman reinforcements and sneakery, they shouldn`t faier into the fray anyway. -the other half of them should concentrate on shooting whomever tries a flanking manouvre
>>26413336Fuck it, I'm going with this.
>>26413123I like this:>>26413262
>>26413518character pastebin is guud OPwould it be to much to ask for info on our different magical abillities for the next thread? so i don`t get ahead of myself all the taim
>>26413594I plan to update it later, but I'm a little pressed right now.
>>26413621whenever you feel like it! don`t burn yerself out
With a gesture, Gronk summoned the fire to his fists. With a flick of his wrists, he sent a torrent of them high into the air. The pillars rose far above the city, before twisting down towards the distant figures. Landing a dozen or so metres behind them, the effect was instantaneous. There were pained shrieks, and many of the figures started to flee in the only direction available; out of the city. As they spilled into the open, Gronk gestured to the goblin next to him. The goblin’s name was Defran, and he was one of the goblin’s who had originally accompanied Moruk on his travels. His face was gnarled like a tree root, covered in scars and missing chunks. With one eye, one ear and half a nose, Defran looked the part. After watching him spar with the other goblins, Gronk knew he was everything he looked like. It had been a unanimous decision to make him the war leader for the goblins. The sign that passed between them now was the signal for a volley, which was launched seconds later. It struck the massed, milling ranks of the enemy from above. Figures dropped and started to spread. Seeing that now was the time to strike, Gronk gave his signature roar and set off. Behind him, his trolls howled there approval as they fell into line with him. Gronk’s powerful pace let him cover the ground in matter of moments, but the sight that greeted him was a little disappointing. The humans were armed and armoured in rusting metal that was far inferior to what the dwarves had been armed with. Many of them merely had round pot helms and sticks, proving that this would not be a challenge.>Cont.
>>26413967His axe slashed through three with a single swing, chunks of their bodies and limbs landing around him. Even as he landed amongst them, the humans were yelling in panic and trying to flee back into the burning city. Gronk tried a few more swings, hacking down another dozen or so humans, but his heart wasn’t in it. This battle was so one sided most trolls were simply starting to eat the nearest humans, rather than pursue others into the city. Looking back to the goblins at the rear, Gronk saw Defran desperately waving at him. Shoving the other trolls out of his way, he pushed to the back of the crowd. Defran was now pointing and gesticulating at where Moruk and Vulug had been stationed. Looking that way, Gronk saw why. The group of trolls there were beset on both sides by huge armoured shapes, that could only be the missing Minotaurs. The battle was spread over about thirty metres between the wall and where the trolls had been stationed. For a moment, Gronk was sure he could see the shapes of Moruk and Vulug in the middle of the fray.>What's Gronk's plan of attack?
>>26414142Go to Cow-things! Get real fight! Also, rescue Moruk and Vulug if they need it but this one doubts the cow-things will give them pause.Before we go to better fight, tell-order trolls to not eat humans, for we desire slaves. They can eat the dead afterwards, and play kick-head if they brings lots of slaves
>>26414170I agree - there's going to be plenty of dead meat to eat. Try to capture them, especially the women.
>>26414170this!let goblins take prisoners, as well as watching for any suprises from the rear.Flame on!
>>26414194>>26414170agreei think that if we take half our group to fight then the other half can keep the humans pinned down
>>26414221That's a fair point - at this point, we have had no resistance on the main front. Perhaps we can bring some eager bulls with us to assist? What does everyone think?
>>26414170>>26414194>>26414215>>26414221>>26414263So, full frontal charge with half the bulls that are in attendance? And tell people to stop eating humans, and to take them prisoner instead?
>>26414291>take them prisoner insteadyes, let goblins do this, hoomans are weaker than dorf, they will make nice slaves and concubines.
>>26414312Meh, bored of waiting. Am doing so now.
With a growl, Growl barked out orders to the nearest trolls. As attractive as eating the feeble humans was, serving the marked one was more important. The trolls formed up behind him, except for one Gronk sent to the goblins. Denfar and his followers were to capture as many of the humans as possible, and then to venture into the city and find the rest of them. Females were to be a priority. Gronk and the trolls reformed a line, tried to give another roar of confidence, and charged. Gronk could tell their confidence was shaken, and the sight of headless trolls on the floor improved the situation not at all. As they neared the enemy, Gronk realised his trolls were actually dropping back for fear of striking the Minotaurs alone. Disgusted, Gronk knew he would have to remind them who was the god here. Screaming a throat rending battle cry, Gronk launched himself into the air.
Sorry guys, I'm not feeling so great. If you want, I'll keep going for another half hour or so. Or we can leave it here for tonight, and pick up from the cliff hanger the day after tomorrow.Thoughts?
>>26414637You gotta do what you gotta do, Scriv.If the DM ain't happy, ain't NOBODY happy.
>>26414637if you gotta go, go. rl has precedence in my book.will try to be here i two days. not sure i will make it though. on the bright side you will prob have more live slaves if i skip a thread.piis out
>>26414713This one agrees. Go-go Scrivener. The story of Gronkashfire will continue later!
>>26414713>>26414721>>26414770Thanks guys, I'll archive it first. See you in two days.
Archived, good night.