My people, hearken to me! It is now the sacred time, and we tell the history of our people in keeping with ancient tradition.In the last two years we received Orlanth's blessing to form a tribe by completing The Making of the Storm Tribe heroquest. At the same time, we formed an alliance with the Mule Deers, the last of our close neighbors. Our preparations complete, we elected Elusu to be our chief in recognition of his Heroic Leadership. Finally, Einarth Milk-Eyes came and prophesied that we would make a tribe.This year we will form the Great Northern Tribe. If you have a name to suggest, speak it now.
Magic assignments for the year. Note poor harvest and good luck omen.The list of clan assets.Shrines:Barntar--VigorElmal--Sun, ShieldErnalda--Bless CropsHumakt--TrueswordIssaries--SilvertongueLhankor Mhy--LiteracyMaran Gor--EarthbloodOrlanth--RainTarard Riel--WatchfulnessUrox--Smite ChaosVinga--FyrdwomenWind Spirits--N/ATreasure: Parentheses indicate where the treasure came from.Bag of Winds (heroquest)Bullroarer (Exploration)Captured Spirit (Event)Eurmal's Shield (Trade)Eye Mirror (Adventurers)Godbone (Adventurers)Grey Net (Exploration)Gustbran's Wheel (Heroquest, godsrealm)Humakt's Raven Banner (Exploration)Klanth of Orlanth (Heroquest, Orlanth and Aroka)Necklace of Axes (traded with dwarves)Quivin's Torc (traded with a tribe)Red Leather Mask (Adventurers)Shimmering Cloak (Adventurers)Silver Dragon (Exploration, dragonnewts)Splendorbread (Heroquest, Orlanth and Aroka)Vargast's Ring (Trade)Whirlwind Jar (Event)No idea if anyone actually cares, but I've started announcing when I'm running on Twitter. https://twitter.com/watashiwaonline
Oh nice. Harvar was our previous clan leader candidate, before Elusu showed up. He's been an explorer since then, and the Exploration derived skill is Combat+Bargaining.
Ortossi was a Barntar worshipper. High Animals and Plants, but too old to be viable.
Onelisin is back on her feet, Leika has hit her second (much less hot) age portrait and we're in Sea 1. Give me two actions for the season.No idea when we're going to start putting the clan together, but that should be soon.
aw shit, time for dragons.
>>28563321Name it Avaltvar. Because after winter there is inevitable spring.
Since no one suggested an action I went ahead and explored the tula.>>28563899That's an amazing name.
>>28563485Are we short of anything? Do we need any further blessings badly?
>>28563899I kinda like that.
And here we go. First step of tribe forming is choosing a name.We one fine suggestion, anyone else want to throw in?>>28563984We have massive surpluses of everything and are doing fine on blessings. I might adjust our planting schedule to include more rye to reduce the effects of the bad harvest, but that doesn't take up an action.
>>28564015hrm. Midgard? Nordvolk?
how was turkey day OP?
>>28564015I'm okay with Avaltvar. It keeps in with the Norse naming theme scheme we have.
>>28564115Yeah, it sounds suitably mythic.
Before I input the name, who knows what it means?>>28564078So nice I had it twice.
>>28564165Let's call them Flame Swords.
>>28564165cant even find out what Avaltvar means on google
http://www.yorku.ca/inpar/language/English-Old_Norse.pdfFor your service.
Time to choose our first recruitment target. We'll meet with them after the next event. Since we're feuding with the Vostangi and the Jenestni, we're not going to bother with them.Speaking of next events, give me another action for Sea season. If no one suggests anything, I'll run The Making of the Storm Tribe to improve our tribe-building chances.>>28564178Ten character limit, which is why Avaltvar is near-perfect.>>28564202Hah, this thread is the highest search result on Google.>>28564259Did a quick scan, didn't see it come up.
>>28564514It's less intimidating than it looks. Pick one of our neighbors (minus Jenestni and Vostangi) and after our next action we meet with them to make our case for why they should join our tribe. We're allied and have a chief with good social stats, so it shouldn't be too hard. We could start with the Gorinds, since they like us the most.>>28564545Sounds good.
>>28564622I've meant the ten limit character.
>>28564396It's combined "always" and "spring", beacause there are no complicated words like "eternal".
Going with the Gorinds, since they're our closest allies.>>28564942I thought it had to be something like that. Thank you.
We're going treasure buying. The Old Owls are the nearest to us.
A young woman from our clan sees an omen. It might be bad luck, or nothing at all. How should we deal with this?
>>28565090Sacrifice, can never be too sure.
>>28565090>This is not a bad omenEven if it is a bad omen, it is better to face it with high spirits.
>>28565223trololol what kinda response is "this is not a bad omen>>28565207yea sacrifice sounds good
Who are we sacrificing to? I like the idea of Elmal, chief god and protection domain and all that. But maybe a different god would listen to our plea?>>28565253>trololol what kinda response is "this is not a bad omenA legitimate one. Birds fly around all the time. A persuasive leader can convince the clan that it doesn't mean anything, and since Glorantha is a world where narrative effects reality, sometimes that's enough to avert disaster.
>>28565328maybe the sun god will blot out the shadow
And how much do we offer the gods? No need to go too crazy, random chance does have its place.
>>28565472Let's go with 7 cows.
>>2856547210 cows and 10 goods...just in case.
We'll go with seven cows and seven goods, seven being the Orlanthi magic number.
The omen was false, and we gained a point of clan magic.
>>28565595AND THEN THE BROOS ARRIVED
>>28565621Fimbulvetr forms a tribe season 2: electric broogaloo
It's now Fire season. It's only a matter of time before we start the meetings with the Gorinds. I'd like to run that heroquest, but that can come any time before the tribal moot.>>28565621Not this time. But if you want broos, I know where Chaos lurks in Dragon Pass...
>>28565670Have we properly discovered the dwarves, yet? If not, let's go explore where they are. If we have, let's go ahead and do the Heroquest.
Baranthos sets off on another exploration of Dwarf Valley.
At last!Negotiation is give and take. If you want something from them, you have to give more to them. The mutual support oath is easy, the Odayla sacrifices and hunting rights will make convincing other clans harder and the regalia donation might make convincing them harder (but it can make a later event a bit easier).Gifting is always easy though.
>>28565854Hunting rights, I would say. After all, it's the most important for them.
>>28565854Give gifts (35 cattle, 40 goods), agree to mutual support oath, ask them to give treasure to add on to tribal regalia.
>>28565854Go with the regalia and then offer mutual support followed by gifts. We want to cheese off the other clans involved as little as possible.
Regalia request was agreed to. Wonder if it's the Black Spear?
And they've got the hunting rights.
Praise Eurmal. I was sweating for a while, but promising five cows a year to Odayla convinced them to show up to the tribe meeting.
Fimbulvertr and Gorinds make two. Who do we approach next?
>>28566160Yes.We tribe now.
>>28566199(i think) defensively, it helps if we are have friends who are on our borders b/c they can alert us enemies are coming. i'd go for lonsi / old owl
The ancient text clan is our next target.>>28566234You're correct. Other clans aren't the only threats in Dragon Pass though.
Rostakos arrives at the Old Owls and finds that they've come into ownership of the Scarf of Seven Runes. This treasure makes half the heroquests easier, so I'll go ahead and pay 65 cows/goods total for it.
That's 30 cows, 35 goods, not sixty five of each.
>>28566199Let's chat it up with the Lonisi.
Fire 2 now. I'd like to heroquest, but I'll leave actions up to the clan. As always, there's more treasure to be had, and exploring to be done.
>>28566430Let's give that Scarf of the Seven Runes a test run. Will it help on a second pass through Making of The Storm Tribe?
Starting heroquest. Since we've seen it before, I'm going to run it myself.>>28566452It will, yes. We won't see anything since it's going to be another success, but this should reduce the likelihood of injury.
Or not. Looking at the selection screen, the tribal benefits are not showing up. I'm going to exit out so we can do something else.Would we like to run Elmal Guards the Stead? Or do something slightly less lethal, like explore Upland Marsh?
>>28566588Do we know enough to go through Elmal?
Here's the legend. It's one of the longer ones, and a royal pain. We'll have to do it after we form a tribe anyway, so running another quest is a valid option as well.
>>28566760What's our chief's stats look like? Perhaps we could run one of the easier ones to improve his leadership or somesuch?
>>28566760That's pretty metal. I guess we can try.
>>28566905Elusu's pretty buff, wouldn't have any problems with the heroquest if this weren't tied for most deadly heroquest in the game. His Leadership is maxed out, too.
>>28567111Hmm. Let's strengthen his combat before we try the Elmal quest, then. Elmal takes a beating in that heroquest, and combat might help offset the lethality of it.
>>28567156It does, and Magic helps too. Elusu is at Renowned Combat, which is the second highest tier after Heroic, and Excellent magic (one step under Renowned).Still, sounds like we should hold off on Elmal. We could run Elusu through Lhankor Mhy, but that runs the risk of having him out for the next negotiation.Since that's not a good idea, should we go exploring or trading again?
>>28567390Let's go check out the Upland marshes, then.
Newly hero-tier Harvar goes to explore the Upland Marsh, home to every undead not in our wildlands. Looks pretty swarthy, must have been the heavy drinking once he realized he wasn't getting the chief spot.
Wouldn't hurt to boost Elusu's combat up to heroic, any casualties are too many casualties.
Time to negotiate with the Tree Brothers. As the ancient text clan, they have the ability to create a tribal map, which will occasionally be updated with the explorations of other clans.The Lhankor Mhy seat is another easy handout; very few clans want it. Literate kings is hard-mode, the Tree Brothers will love us but other clans have a hard time accepting it.>>28567501Absolutely. It's a matter of waiting for passive stat boosts to do the job over time or running another combat focused heroquest. Like Humakt the Champion, maybe.
>>28567582Agree to Lankhor Mhy seat.GIFTS: 30 cows, 40 goods.Then demand map-making.
>>28567644Problem: If they agree, the negotiation ends, meaning you can lose out on the chance to make other demands. I'll go with asking for the map first just in case, then the Lhankor Mhy seat.
Seating them was less effective than hoped.
30 cows and 40 goods. Which goes next, payments or literacy? We'll probably have to promise both; curse our Bargaining skills.Actually, that gives me a thought. Send emissaries to the clans feuding with us, and use that time to run Lhankor Mhy on Elusu. Then in the season after that, sacrifice to Chandra Arroy to heal him. Not sure if heroquest injuries heal though...
>>28567827Let's dicker over the document prices, then agree to literacy.
How much are we telling the tribe to donate to the literacy and text gathering program? The more we suggest the more the Tree Brothers like it, and the harder it will be to convince the rest of the clans.I THINK less than ten is all you can get.
>>28568008Are those goods or cows measured on the slider?
>>28568071Goods, I'm pretty sure.
>>28568081Let us see if five goods is enough, then.
>>28568171if we get another chance if this doesnt work then bump it up to 7, holy number, ect
We don't, so I went with 7.Now we choose how the goods are distributed. I think they like it best when it's left up to them.
>>28568268Let em sort it out.
Tree Brothers are in. That makes three of us.
>>28568268Either let em sort it out or even between documents and reading
>>28568384The chaos haters
>>28568384The Lonisi. You can never have too many people who fight chaos.
We're meeting with the Lonisi in the near future.
The Colymar tribe is back. I think that they've pissed off the Fimbulvetr, our Barntar ring member wants to bury an axe in their head.
>>28568509We could probably take all five of 'em no problem. But 12 cows is a pittance to get them to leave us alone during this tribe-making phase. I think we should pay them off for now.
>>28568509SOON.Pay them for now
They left without further incident.
Baranthos is back. They didn't find jack.
I'm new to this campaign, has anybody shat in our horses yet?
>>28568674Well, fack.>>28568702Not yet, I don't think. It might have something to do with the fact that we've had a consistent two or three feuds throughout the game, and the Fimbulvetr were getting beat up for most of the start of the game. We bounced back pretty well, though.
Same for the expedition to Upland Marsh. Sorry for the delays.
Oh wow, that didn't take any time at all. We're now meeting with the Lonisi. They're pretty easy to recruit, just explain how much better they'll be at killing Chaos when they've got an entire tribe backing them up.Leika, you dirty girl.
>>28568887Go with #5, then #4, then #2.
Well it's a start... except for the part where Elusu would be leading and not any of them.
4 and then 2 did it though.
With four clans we can form a tribe. We're going for six. Who comes next?
>>28569034Old Owl, because BBQs
Soon we will meet with the Old Owls.
>>28569034Old Owls. They've got a mountain border that would be nice to be able to pass through.
Why do we not have thralls?
>>28569116Because our ancestor's didn't, and because we decided that our clan would think that taking thralls would be a dick move.
The thralls are in a really bad mood, Shaken is the second lowest. We might consider forgoing raiding this year in favor of using the Morale ritual during Dark season.Give me actions for Earth season. Exploration, trading, sacrificing, whatever.>>28569116Because our ancestors welcomed the Nalda Bin as brothers.
>>28569181More exploration, and can we have a feast for the farmers or something? We got the food for that right?
>>28569181Why do we have so many hunters? Screw them.
>>28569034Owls. Definitely Owls.And how hilarious would it be if we had the Jenestni completely encircled by our territory?
So are we a tribe with all of the tribes north of the Lonisi?We need Old Owl and Mule Deer to finalize it all.Then we must REMOVE the Jenestri from the world.
>>28569224We were experimenting with it, I think, since we already had such a comically high food surplus.
>>28569224>>28569256I have no idea. I haven't touched their number at all. Taking care of that unwanted surplus is our first action.>>28569231Technically our tribe has encircled them. The other land is unclaimed.
>>28569272Go for the moral raising ritual. We want the farmers on our side.Also after this, invite the old owls and the mule deer. SOON WE SHALL HAVE THE GREATEST CLAN! CONTROLLING ALL OF THE NORTHERN PASS!NONE SHALL STAND BEFORE US!Also we need to get rid of the Jenestri problem pronto.
Oh good, maybe the game will fix our morale problem naturally.But seriously, we're going to have to end a feud or two and not go raiding this Dark season.
>>28569291I'm thinking promise to curtail raids.Or hell, we can make peace with the staghearths. Do we even care anymore? The Jenestri will be the last raid we make in a long time I'm hoping.That or we can try to gamble on the persuasion since our fearless leader is so confident.
>>28569291I recommend ending the one with the Jenestri, probably. They're the ones stuck in our tula after all.
>>28569324No, we get rid of them. No one who isn't part of the tribe or awesome undead killing badasses gets to stay in the north.
>>28569344Watch, we'll force them out of the pass and they'll just be somewhere else up north. Fuckers.
>>28569356Then we'll keep driving them out? It seems to have been sending them south.
Fearless leader is awesome.We'll have to do the feud ending on our own time though.
>>28569367They still shaken?I still say a feast is in order
>>28569367Yes, I think we should probably get around to that. After we kick the Jenestri out of the north.And we spend dark season moral building... unless we can sneak in ONE EXTRA RAID to obliterate the Jenestri and drive them from the north... your call guys.
Now the farmers (cottars and carls both) are discontented, instead of shaken. That's a two stage boost.We now have a choice of morale boosting actions for Earth season. We can send an Emissary to another clan to end a feud--I'd suggest the Stag Hearths, since we no longer care about them--we can feast, or we can perform Chalana Arroy's Hope ritual.
>>28569392Morale now, raiding later. We'll clear our tula out before long.
>>28569436End the Stag Hearth feud.
>>28569436I think we should sacrifice to Malia to protect us from the plague.
>>28569436End the Stag Hearth feud. We're going to need to reconcile with all of the clans eventually, might as well get them out of the way now.
>>28569436End the stag hearth feud.Then we go after the Jenestri and drive them the fuck out.
We'll send Rostakos to end the feud. We'll find someone else's steads to burn.>>28569458Cheeky.
Negotiation time again. The Old Owls don't care to be taken advantage of. How do we convince them that they stand to benefit from a tribe?
>>285696202 or 5 seem legit
>>28569620Number 2 seems to be the better option, considering numbers 4 and 5 are basically us telling them to "step away from all their worldly possessions... which are worth things."
>>28569620I'm acutally thinking 4 myself. 5 isn't big when we look at what we're being advised about...no. We want to say 4. We want to promise them a place in history.
>>28569620#4. That's one of the few things that wealth cannot buy (in Orlanthi culture).
Appealing to history and offering them a single seat on the council did it.
Only the Mule Deers remain.If we pull off a six-clan tribe I will be awed. Most I've ever managed is five, and we had a much harder start than I've seen before.
Never did change the planting schedule. Oh well.
>>28569833Question: would there be any downside to trying to get the Vostangi and Jenestni to ally with us, in spite of our constant hatred for one another? I mean, it might be pointless, but if we've got nothing to lose...
>>28569854Do we still need to do that?Also, wouldn't it be awesome that if we got the Mule Deer it also opened up bringing in our Firebros?
>>28569861Too many people, and they hate us. Forget it. We want them out.
Time to give peace a chance. What do we offer the Stags?>>28569861Larger tribes take a lot more work to form and keep together. Alliances just take work, there's no reason not to do it (except to keep a viable raiding partner in range).>>28569873No, I'll wait until I see what the next harvest will be like.
>>28569906Let's offer them our magic. We have it by the truckload.
We're contributing to a ritual. How many people do we send to participate?
>>28569906Lend support to ritual. If that doesn't work, do we have any expendable treasures we can give them?
>>28569969Half the clan, to show we're serious.
>>28569969Let's do half.
>>28569969I vote most of it. Super serious.
...Did we just trade half of our magic to end a feud? Sweet Eurmal it's going to take forever to build it up again.Okay it'll take two years of successful heroquesting.
>>28570018Holy fuck...wait... are they coming to the clan meeting or not?Also, we had a feud with our ally? That's possible?
Onelisin's elf-hate is always funny.I'm a bit stuck for time, so I'm going to auto-resolve this.>>28570031These are the Mule Deers. They're the Cooking Clan, and we kicked them out of their tula, which was right next to ours.
>>28570031Nah, this was basically to make the carls carl less so they didn't fuck up our tribe-making.
>>28570048we can agree to peace with the trolls, I mean we can still defend ourselves if they try to jumps right?
Dammit! I'm out of time. I'll be back in a little over an hour and a half; might have to redo some events though. I'll take care of that off-screen.
>>28570048Geez, that's a long list of demands and not a lot of concessions.Agree to make peace with trolls.Then give gifts. Perhaps 50 Cows // 45 goods would be enough to sway them a bit before they demand too much?
>>28570048Fuck the trolls, they don't deserve peace. Everything else will fly, I suppose.
>>28570048Can you tell us about the demands in full?I think the taverns one wouldn't be so bad really. But the trolls one is nice too.
>>28570048I'm pretty sure you made a mistake here. The Mule Deers are your long-planning clan, the Stag Hearths are the cooking clan (and got the boot from us).
>>28570250Welp, we're boned.
My apologies, that took longer than expected. I should just add an hour on to any time estimates and be done with it.Here's me starting this event chain over. Going to be a minute or two, but I'm back.>>28570246Agreeing to make peace with the trolls and allowing the taverns lead to events. The first is frustrating because trolls are a great source of bodies for Earthblood, and if they're not attacking you there's no benefit. The taverns lead to a split in the clan between men and women, with the women pointing out that the money spent in taverns is going to enrich the long-planning clan and no one else. Letting them build the tribal hall is no big deal, but letting them host the moot irks the other clans.Long story short, the long planning clan is hard to like.>>28570250Whoops, you're right. Replace Mule Deers with Stag Hearths, everything else is fine.
>>28571355Does ending the feud affect the tribute, or are they still bound to give it to us?
They still give it, but they'll default soon enough. If I manage to resolve the feud this time.
Here is us one-shotting the Old Owls joining event.
We end the feud with goods instead of magic.
>>28571355Then might as well put the tribal hall there I guess?What's Earthblood?And which ones did we accept?
>>28571630>What's Earthblood?Anybody that dies during battle on your tula gives your crops strength to grow. Giving you a great deal of food if you kill as many as possible in battle.
Thankfully, we ended up not having to make peace with the trolls.>>28571630Earthblood is a ritual of Maran Gor, the Aztec leaning sister of the crop goddess. Every fatality on our land in battle improves the fertility of our fields.
>>28571755Do we lose anything for not building the tribal hall on our lands?
We have enough. It is time to form the tribe.>>28571778Not at all, it's total fluff (and minor political number crunching).
>>28571355So letting them build taverns makes women yappy? No big change, I see.
To the surprise of no one, politics ensues. How do we get the clans to agree to the tribe? Start with the free options, work your way up.>>28571836Orlanthi women are the brains of the operation. It's not about drinking too much, it's about money going into the coffers of other clans.
>>28571817It's a shame that the Jenensti were such assholes to us in the beginning. Both of us revere Elmal, but they decided to kick us while we were down (or start the entire thing).
>>28571902Okay then.Do #4 first. Then #2.Then #3, about 35 cows to each clan. That is a lotta cows, but we have a huge reserve for times like this.
>>28571902Looks like our cow numbers are going to have to take another hit for the team...
Elusu/Heroic Leadership is awesome.>>28571913We could have been Elmal bros together. Oh well, they brought this on themselves.>>28571937The gifting option has you distribute a set number of cows, it's not per clan so don't worry.
>>285719023, 4, 55'll hurt, but dems the breaks, 2 just sounds like it'll make the people who want to reconsider
>>28571979Next let's do 2.
That's right, we DID use nothing but raw charisma to convince three unruly clans to accept deals they didn't like. Elusu and his Heroic Leadership are awesome.Now we have to elect a king. Do we give up the glory of kingship to another tribe? Or do we claim our rightful place in Dragon Pass?
>>28572032Take our rightful place!Or is there some disadvantage to being King that a clan Chief doesn't have?
>>28572032Us, obviously. We've even got the trainee king and the most of everything.
>>28572032WE CLAIM IT FOR OURSELVES.No one could possibly be a better leader than the guy we groomed, and we fucking brought this together.
>>28572032Fimbulvetr shall take their righteous position in historu as the First King of the Dragon Pass.
>>28572048You likely won't get two kings from your clan in a row, so if your guy's just a reserve until the next, better guy comes in, you won't be able to reign with your next chief, but we have our good, young chief, so I think we should elect him.
Obviously we're going to elect Harv--hahaha can't do it. Elusu for King of Dragon Pass 2013!>>28572048The disadvantage is that you have to convince the other clans to elect you as king here.>>28572076I've managed three. It takes a bit of doing, but good Leadership and Bargaining (and metric tons of goods and cows) take you to victory every time. Oh, and the kingmaker blessing from The Making of the Storm Tribe.
I have a question.Is it possible to have a trickster clan chief?and if so, can you have a trickster clan leader?
How much are we spending on bribes total? It's not per clan. Try not to bankrupt us, there is such thing as diminishing returns.>>28572115Devotees of any god can be your chief, you just get extra magic for having it be a devotee of your main deity, and I think there's a luck boost too.
>>28572115You can pick any noble as your chief, it's just usually a better idea to pick someone who follows your patron god, but picking a trickster is clearly for the lulz, so it doesn't matter. If by clan leader, you mean tribe king, then probably, though I don't know if the other clans will go for it.
>>28572154would 75 cattle and 50 goods be too much?
>>28572215A tad. 50 goods would probably do it.
>>2857215450 and 50, or 25 cattle and 50 goods.Goods are easier to replace, what with our remaining feuds and whatnot.
Go big or go home.
Now we're asked how many warriors we take along to the meeting. 9/10ths of our forces sounds right to me. How about you?
>>28572309Is it dangerous or is it a show of strength to help influence the election?
>>2857230920 weaponthanes'd be plenty, I think we want to keep some spare for border patrol.
>>28572309Meanwhile, at the Jenestni cattle raid planning meeting...
>>28572309Bring 203, it's divisible by 7 and we must please our lord
>>285723099/10s sounds good.
I toned it down somewhat. Now we have to choose who'll stand for our king. Considering our candidate has the best social stats in our clan, I'm going to let him speak for himself.>>28572346The latter.>>28572371I don't think the game CAN raid during tribe forming time.
>>28572409Sounds good. Go for it.
We're kings! Look at Elusu's shiny new crown symbol where the chief's circlet used to be.
>>28572453FOR OUR FIRST ACT AS KING!WE SHALL DRIVE OUT THE JENESTRI AND SECURE THE LANDS OF THE NORTH FOR OURSELVES!also can we see a map of everything?What can we look forward too next?
>>28572453Long live the king!Oh man, aren't the Corymar in for a surprise when they next come to demand cattle.
>>28572453Next season:>Elusu has died of poor health
>>28572453All hail King Elusu, King of the Avaltvar!And an honorable mention to Harvar. While he has been supplanted as a kingly candidate, he is a great explorer. As is Baranthos.
>>28572478The king has spoken! Remove Jenestri from the premises!
>>28572486In the Runic Men playthrough, did the Runic Men ever try to take on a tribe by themselves? I know that they managed to form a huge tribe, but I dunno if they clashed much with the Colymar.
Just a bit too early to celebrate though. We have to anoint him in sight of the gods before he's really ready to lead the tribe. We may want to improve the tribal regalia.
>>28572517THey had over 300 weaponthanes. I'd be surprised if they didn't.
>>28572531let's improve the regellia.
>>28572531Let's use Eurmal's Shield (which I think is supposed to be Elmal's shield, would make more sense) in the regalia, to protect us from enemies and bad spirits.
>>28572531Improve regalia, and probably all those other odds-improving options too.
Oh, nice, we're okay on the regalia front. That must be the benefit of asking the Gorinds to donate to the tribal regalia. We can add anyway, but if it's okay we'll just be giving up a treasure.>>28572517I was screwing around with in a different game I split off from this one. I pissed off the Colymar and they invaded with 100+ thanes. We were alerted ahead of time, I used the Bullroarer to scatter their horsemen and they still walked away with no deaths and having slaughtered everyone on our side.>>28572576>which I think is supposed to be Elmal's shieldI never thought of that. Except the description DOES say Trickster, so it's probably partner to a certain sword Eurmal found.
Good enough is good enough. Other clans are free to donate as we like though.
>five clans>eight treasuresSweet Orlanth, someone loves us.Regardless, now we celebrate. We're kings in the North!
And here's the map. We'll kick out the Jenestni later and properly enfold the ducks. I want to see what the Jenestni's tribe looks like.Can you believe this has all been less than one year? I'll call it here for the night. See you tomorrow, where we'll finish up our two years, and probably see some tribal events.
>>28572745This reminds me of those biology shows on Discovery channel where you see the one germ eat the other germ...
>>28572745Can you show clans inside of it as well? Trade routes would be nice, but hardly necessary.
>>28572674>kings in the NorthFuck, don't tell the Wolf clan that.
>>28572674We shoulda contributed something I think.... maybe that raven's flag thing? Can we add regalia later?
>>28572851>raven banner>kills the bearer>tribal regaliaAs funny as perpetually killing our King and constantly having elections for a new one would be, that's probably a bad idea.
>>28572837Here you are.>>28572851Donated regalia is lost for use. Seeing as we've not needed the Raven Banner, we probably would have given it up. Luckily, we didn't need to.This is it for me tonight. Thanks for playing all, and I will see you tomorrow.
>>28572912We're going to eat the Colymar for breakfast. Let's see them threaten us again ehn?
>>28572926I wish there was an option to hike up your breeches, take a shit in front of them, and say "There's your tribute" next time they ask for it.
>>28572951It's called "kill their emissaries"
>>28572156I would LOVE to see a playthrough of somebody sticking a trickster in the chief slot.
>>28573381By the way, how fucking old IS our goddamn trickster anyway?
>>28574066We started in 1329, and now it's... 1350? And he was 32 an the beginning, I chencked.That makes him 53.
>>28576179And then it gets better, as Gloranthian year consists of 294 days. So it's roughly 43 in Earth years.
>>28576179Man, how fucking long does it take a trickster to drop to the next age portrait?
>>28572912Now we need to swallow Jenestni.That's gonna be glorious.
>>28576706Aye. We'll send them packing with our arrows in their arses and our feces in their horses.
>>28576412But how long are their days?
>>28576774What is it with the shitting in the horses thing anyways.
>>28571817Oh Orstalor you filthy troll you
>>28577147It's so you can't eat the horses afterwards, so you're robbed of the horse as well as the meat it provides.
And back. We'll be finishing up the year for sure, but I might break the two years per thread policy since forming the tribe was such an epic undertaking.It's now Dark season. We are not raiding this year, our carls being sick of war, so instead give me in-tula actions to perform, like sacrificing. We still haven't run our heroquest for the year, we might do Lhankor Mhy for Elusu.>>28576497About as much time as it takes other people to reach their third.
>>28580519any rituals we don't know to sacrifice to?
>>28580555Many and various. We still don't have Issaries' Market ritual or the Ancestor's Protection (from Spirits) ritual.
>>28580603which would be a good priority?
I prefer Market. I'll go ahead and grab that, we'll use the Hope ritual to perk up the farmers next, there was some support for that earlier.I've gotten stupid lucky with our ritual learning so far.Oh, we might also try and get the Calf Blessing from Uralda. That'll boost the production of all herds, pigs sheep and cattle.
I don't believe I've ever used this ritual.
Whether or not something happens seems to be random. I've sent her on the pilgrimage and had her die.
The Chalana Arroy priestesses are back. Do we get free healing in exchange for a yet-to-be-called in favor?
>>28580952>35 sick in 1242 popdecline and gift, I would say. Who knows what they may need later.On the other hand, what kind of favor priestess may need that we wouldn't be willing to return?
>>28580975They typically ask for donations of magic or goods (or people for a ritual). It lets us save an action on Curing, and turning them down for any reason ticks off the clan.
>>28580952acceptbecause I have never seen them recall the favor
And healed. Good, less things for us to spend time on.>>28580990I've seen it twice. Still worth taking the deal.
Storm season.One thing I forgot to mention is that having a tribe means we can support more trading routes.Enshrining Calf Blessing will improve our ability to maintain our shrines, as well.
>>28581044Enshrine it immediatley!
Have to learn it first, we'll enshrine it first thing next year.
The Jenestni got us. We' should not retaliate, but we will remember this.
>>28581145Cool.Now the big question.When are we going to drive out the Jenestri and claim the north as fully our own?Also should we continue to butter up the Rune Ducks regularly so that they eventually demand to join our tribe?What else should we be doing as long term goals? Everything so far has been leading up to form the tribe. What's going to trigger the end game?
>>28581162BULLSHIT! D:<They spat in our faces. For what reason shouldn't we retaliate?
>>28581185because our fucking Carls are pissed of by all the fighting?
>>28581185To not piss off the carls.Next year.
Wait. It's Storm 2 and we haven't heroquested this year. I'm going to empower Elusu through Lhankor Mhy Finds the Truth.You'll note that "Helpers" option on the right. As members of a tribe, we can call for support from our tribe mates. Do this too often and we start owing them favors.>>28581168Tribal tensions are the big trigger. For now we're going to drift along being king of the North, but as soon as the motion rune banner shows up things will start moving forward again.>>28581185The farmers are pissed off that we've raided two or three times a year for ten years. Giving them a few years off and then starting up again will chill them out.
Managed to win both contests this time. Elusu is awesome.
A spear was sticking out of his chest, but he couldn't care less. I repeat: Awesome.The injury means that he won't be available during magic assignments but we'll be fine. Should remember to heroquest earlier in the year though.
The Jenestni are raiding us. It's like Orlanthmas come early. What do we do to them?
>>28581317How many inches did he grow since the first time he went to the realm of gods?
>>28581333Add one magic - and kill as many as possible, maybe?
>>28581333kill them, force the survivors to dress like cows so we can claim vengeance for the cattle raid
>2 thanes deadArgh. Need Heroic Combat.
Oh, Elusu was out. No Heroic Leadership bonus.>77 children initiated as adultsWhoa.
>>28581460I say we should enlist some of them.
>>28581460Here's the picture. Someone's going to be really confused about why there's a picture of a city on their post.
>>28581162They done fucked up.>>28581185Soon.>TFW parading through their broken and burning Tula
Clan magic for the year. You'll note that we have two new expenditures: Destiny and Heroism. Both are awesome.Heroism increases the rate which your clan members stats go up over time. You can only spend one point in this.Destiny improves the success of tribal events and your standing in the tribe. As we provided the tribal monarch, we can put in two points.We get a third point to put into Quests; we'll only do two unless we want to do crazy things like two heroquests in the same year.We'll also be learning Blast Earth this year. Please don't kill us, Maran Gor.
>>28581572Time for Destiny!And Heroismin fact only ignore children
Assignments.I'm very tempted to stop here. We got a lot done. Howevever I'm also willing to continue. I leave it up to you to decide which.
>>28581618>a lot doneEh? You just started.
>>28581618Continue for a bit longer please.
Okay, riding the thread deep into autosage.Give me an action for Sea season, first thing we're doing is building a shrine to Uralda.>>28581735Over the entire thread I mean.
>>28581807Have we explored the tula lately?Hire more thanes if we already have explored.
Actually I might just enshrine Market as our second action, in which case I want two actions for Fire season.
>>28581832Enshrine the market.
>>28581807We really, really need that heroic combat on Elusu if possible, but I think he's still wounded.Maybe some exploration?
I have never seen this event before. An Orlanthi fisherman wants our help in performing a salmon-summoning ritual that will feed our people and improve our markets.>>28581826Tula exploration for Fire season.
>>28581890Might as well give it a spin. We've got enough to take a gamble.
>two magicWas worth a shot.
We're building a temple to Issaries.>if only we had an Issarian to benefit from it
Elusu got back on his feet.Sending Baranthos to explore. After this should I send another exploration party somewhere, or should we run Elusu through a heroquest?
>>28581993Wait? What did we do for that? I was going to suggest getting the other clans to help.
>>28582103Any other tribes forming around us?
I jostled the flashdrive I was running the game on and it crashed. While re-doing Baranthos' exploration I got the ancient battlefield event again.In addition to the options we had last time, we can add items to our regalia. Nice as that would be, there's one superb event outcome in the divination chain.
>>28582236Then take the diviniation chain?
>Legless KingDon't be ridiculous, his horse had four legs.
>7 free weaponthanesNice. We'll take them.
Four magic for seven weaponthanes and Humakt the Champion heroquest.WORTH IT.Guess what heroquest we're running this year. The most metal of them all.
This event will always end in tragedy. Not for us though. The warrior Orendal who says nothing about his past has come to us. Do we accept him among our number?
>>28582491>No downsideWhy not? Free weaponthane on top of the other seven.
>>28582491Can we find out why he was outlawed twice? If not, then forget it, and just let him sit in the chief's hall. That he doesn't want to beg or become a bandit speaks volumes about him.
>>28582491Give him quarters
We brought him in. Poor guy.>>28582545Orendal was outlawed once. Beneva is telling a parable about a warrior who was outlawed twice.
I was about to embark on Humakt the Champion, then I saw this. We're sacrificing to Maran Gor instead. Humakt next month.
I get the sense we should be writing these down. Remember this detail about the Narri, it could be important.
Tusk(en) Raiders attack. Don't think we've seen them before.Luckily we outnumber them, so how do we respond to our unwelcome guests?
>>28582709drive them off. Remember that one of our dudes is getting captured
>>28582737Spoiler that shit, nigga.
>>28582709Drive them off. Then prepare a retaliatory strike.Where the fuck do these asshats live? They're going to learn to fear Fimbulvetr of Avaltvar.
>50 dead Tusk RaidersMaran Gor is pleased. Orendal did well for himself too.>>28582790We can't. The same way a tribe crushes a clan, a kingdom crushes a tribe. They also don't keep a tula the way Orlanthi do, so we can't send people to attack them.
And then it was time, for the metal experience that the clan had been waiting for for ten years... Humakt! The! Champion!
We're calling in people to help with this. Elusu is not a Humakti, and while he has the best Magic in the clan, he is still at Renowned Combat.
>>28582818Fffff... do we ever get to kingdom level?
Time to choose a benefit to ask of Humakt. The treasures are excellent, but asking for strengthening would probably put Elusu at Heroic Combat.>>28583021When you win the long game.
>>28583076Let's go with strengthening, we can do this ritual again next year for the treasure. More important is making Elussuu the most badass king of all time. He will be as a god amongst men. If we can get him to Heroic or Reknown in every single stat? That will be crazy good.And by long game you mean when the game ends and we marry the queen of the horse spawn?
>>28583076Strengthen first. Treasures later.
>>28583109>crazy idea for a game.>put a trickster on the throne>get all of his stats up to heroic or better>try to finish the game with him marrying the horse spawn queen.
Eurmal stakes Grandfather Mortal with Death, dooming us all to die. Recognizing that such power is too much to be left to Trickster, Humakt decides to take the sword from him. How does he do so?
>>28583230Wait for him to show you the sword.
>>28583230taunting is most metal option since we can't chuck flaming skulls at him.
And so Humakt came to possess the weapon called Death.
Then Humakt went to his family and friends, and informed that that no longer would he be one of them. How does he sever his ties?
>>28583440Gotta be 1
>>28583440numer 1, death is an uneasy duty.
>>28583469Barbarians, remember? The "correct" answer is 2.
Have to step away momentarily. I will be back in a matter of minutes.
>>28583534Honorable barbarians, the "right" answer is 3. Must place the tribe and king above oneself.
Hail, Heort-Son!Humakt he was called,Brother of the Thunder-GodHumakt he would be calledWielder of the Sword, ayeThe sword called Death!Loyal he was to his Clan,they called him brotherLoyal he was to his king,For he was Humakt the GrimLoyal he was to his King, ayeSo loyal that he cut kin-tiesTo spare his king, for Death he would beAnd Death's duty is heinous.-TLDR: Option 3, because Death will do horrible things to the world that Orlanth, liege-lord of Humakt, would be responsible for by proxy.Ultimate loyalty is cleaving those bonds, leaving Orlanth's honour unstained.
The "right" answer is 3. Doesn't mean that the others won't work, but this quest can be unforgiving.
Orlanth wants the sword. Humakt isn't interested in giving it up. Since Humakt no longer has a clan or family, Orlanth proclaims that Humakt shall be his thrall.How does Humakt retort?
>>28583695He'll never rule over Death.
>>28583695Humakt cut his ties to his former-brother Orlanth to spare him the heinous duty of Death. Orlanth will rule over many things, but he will never rule Death, for that is the domain of Humakt.
Orlanth attacked, Humakt defended. The difference is that those slain by Humakt remained dead.
Having seen Death for himself, Orlanth returns, offering small concessions: a cottars place in the Storm Tribe. How does Humakt respond?
>>28583811Ain't a fair trade. Safety and shelter are great and all, but they don't hold a fucking candle to Death.
Enraged at having his power so dismissed, Orlanth again attacks, and is again beaten back after losing many thanes to Death.
Yet a third time Orlanth comes, promising to make Humakt a carl. How does Humakt welcome this arrangement, he who is no longer Orlanthi at all?Here we go from the play actors to the godsrealm. You know they're gods because of the godlike mustaches.
>>285839395. His clan ties are dead, they can't ever be the same again after that. We're starting from scratch, yo.
"We need a new arrangement.""Your FACE needs a new arrangement!">fightingOrlanthi gods are the best.
>>28584073You can totally tell that they're brothers. It's awesome.
The people Humakt killed don't like being dead. They decide to do something about it. Humakt doesn't like the undead. What does Humakt decide to do about their existence?
>>28584107DISPATCH THEM ALL TO HELL
>>285841071. ZOMBIES ARE FAGGOTS, SEND 'EM TO HELL.
Humakt sent all the zombies to hell with his purple lightsaber.Orlanthi gods are awesome.Then Orlanth realized he'd been a dick, apologized, made Humakt his bro (in the other sense) and asked to borrow the sword.And Humakt let him.
The quest complete, the clan shredded long into the night.
We're okay on food. Might want to do Ernalda next year anyway.
>that stat lineWords cannot suffice. Raise a drink to our heroic king.
I forgot to call for Dark season actions, so I went ahead and sacrificed for morale building again. Give me a second action for Dark season.
>>28584528A feast in honor of our awesome, awesome, AWESOME king?
>>28584528Dark season? Start the donation drive with one of our less-liked neighbours.
The Narri clan comes to call in a favor from us. They want to know about Kulbrast of the Blue Spruces. We've got two possible info bullets, Onelisin's here and Harvar saying that he is generous.
>>28584599well, let 'em know.
We've got this one.
Five goods and a favor dispatched. Not bad at all.
Hm, the ring suggests that feasting could be bad. We'll table that for later.>>28584560Dark season means that it's hard to leave the tula. Add the fact that we're trying not to raid to keep the farmers happy and we're stuck.We might sacrifice to the Ancestors, haven't done that at all.
>>28584844Agreed. Might give us better divinations?
Protection is the only Ancestor ritual you can enshrine. It offers protection from spirits sent against us and the ability to combat spirits elsewhere. Don't believe we'll have to enshrine this one though.>>28585048Divination is a particular ritual, performable by both Lhankor Mhy and the Ancestors. The Ancestors say things directly relevant to our tula, while Lhankor Mhy shares things about Dragon Pass.
It's now Storm season. We can send exploration teams and diplomatic or trade missions. Might be a good idea to contact other civs.
>>28584315Now... NOW WE SHOULD TRY TO GET ALL THE OTHERS TO HEROIC AS WELL! BUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
The benefits of having the ancient text clan in the tribe are starting to show. Our map has been expanded, and marked with the location of the Stinking Forest. What will we find? Baranthos will know before long.
>Image limit reachedI didn't see that coming. We'll end here for today, I'll be back tomorrow.Thanks for playing all, hope you had fun.
>>28585547Quite so, we are gonna rock shit so hard in the North.