Welcome all to Golem Quest! Here you take on the role of a newly crafted golem, fresh from the Wizard’s lab, only to find a few things have gone awry. First and foremost, you wake to find that you are not a mindless construct bent to a wizard’s will, but that by some stroke of luck or intent, you are sentient! Your thoughts are in a language you innately recognize as Common, though for the moment you merely marvel at your sudden existence. Before we go any further, we need to decide on the ‘model’ of our golem here. Rolls are done on a 1d100 basis, with bonuses or negatives applied based on upgrades, etc, 1 is a critical failure, and 100 is a critical success. First, the material of the golem:Clay – Relatively easily molded to form, clay is a very cheap resource for golem creation, if a little weak. As a clay golem, you do not have the structural integrity of stone or metal, but nor do you have the frailty of the flesh. You are truly the average of the golem types. However, you do have a few advantages. First, as your form is more easily molded, the magic used to create you is less strenuous and thus you have retained a portion of your materials bond to the earth. However, this comes at a price, you are more likely to succumb to the effects of enemy spellcasters. Also, your kind is relatively cheap to craft, and you may take advantage of that. >Earth Bond: +10 on rolls to cast spells related to the element of Earth.>Spell Weakness: -10 on rolls to resist harmful magic.>Cheap!: -20% cost to create other clay golems.
>>32249069Stone – Formed from the granite of the realm, you are among the strongest and most resistant of the golem types, second only to iron golems in that regard. This allows you a certain degree of protection against the weapons used by fleshlings. You are relatively clumsy, however, and the more delicate arts may elude you. You find yourself drawn to the weapons of the earth, however, and find that your clumsy hands are much more suited to creating and wielding these weapons.>Tough Body: -10 to enemies using conventional weapons (bows, swords, and the like)>Clumsy: -10 to skills requiring dexterity, such as many forms of crafting.>Weaponcraft: Negates clumsy for the purpose of creating metal weaponry, and +10 on combat rolls using such items.
>>32249069Iron – The most resilient of all golems, you boast the ability to shrug off most conventional damage, but find that you are the weakest of golems when subjected to spells that utilize the water or fire elements. Like the Stone golem, you find that creating and wielding such weapons quite suits your abilities.>Iron Body: -20 to enemies using conventional weapons (as above)>Elemental Resistances: -20 to rolls to resist spells of the Fire and Water elements, as well as those involving rust or the like.>+10 on the creation and combat rolls involving metal weaponry.
>>32249069Flesh – Sewn together from the cadavers of a dozen men, your form allows a greater range of movement than the inanimate golem types, if it a bit twitchier. You are also less resilient to damage, so care must be taken to preserve your form. To aid in that, you begin with the ability to repair yourself from the freshly slain. >Articulate: +10 on rolls on any Craft skill, including Craft: Golem, as well as any rolls to cast spells>Cadaver Repair: Using a corpse, you may repair 5% of your total HP, -1% per day since corpse’s death, health gained is doubled if a suitable lab is available. >Squishy & Twitchy: -10 on combat rolls.
We'll say first to five votes or the choice with the most votes after the ten minutes wins.
>>32249230Flesh, made by meatomancy
Vote tally comes out to the following:3 Flesh, 2 Stone, 1 Clay, 1 Iron
>>32249486Still a few minutes left to vote though, four if I'm not mistaken.
That clinches it, we are indeed a stone golem! Fear not, fleshy brethren, with the proper research and... materials, who knows?The next step is rather mundane. Pick your weight: Heavy, Medium, or Light. Light:>Movement: +50%>Health: -50%>Weight: -50%Medium:No bonuses or negativesHeavy:>Movement: -50%>Health: +50%>Weight: +50%First to five or within five minutes wins.
We are carrying a heavy load, it seems. Okay. We're almost at done here. Finally we have your general purpose, what your wizard/creator wanted your purpose to be.Warrior: In your form is instilled the raw knowledge to create and use weaponry. You also are well versed in the creation of buildings as a result. However, your focus in this area draws away from your ability to learn and cast magic. >+10 to combat rolls>+10 to Construction>-10 to spellcastingCrafter: You were created to aid your master through the creation of magical items, of which you adept in the use of. However, this the extra tools crafted into your form inhibit any long travel.>+10 to all craft checks>+10 when rolling to use magical devices>+20% movement>+10% weightSpellcaster: You were created to be an assistant to your creator. The spells used to create you imbued you with the ability to learn and cast spells with a practiced ease. However, this detracts from your ability to combat threats in the conventional manner.>Spellcasting & Spell learning +10>Combat -10
>>32250021Front line fighter.
>>32250021Correction, Crafter should be -20% movement. Also, first to 10 or after 10 minutes.
>>32250021As a warrior it would only be harder for us to learn how to cast instead of making it impossible right?
Crafter, I want to see us making some badass golem specific weapons
>>32250150something like weaopnry we attach directly to our body
>>32250143Yes. As a warrior you would have difficulty learning spells, as well as casting them.
>>32250021SpellcasterLet's be a golem with biomancy
We're a golem with sentience. We have to make it known how much we fucking hate birds.
You are a Crafter!As you open your eyes you find yourself laying on a hard surface. Turning your rather rigid neck, you find a cadaver of humanoid origin blasted to a husk, slightly smoking even as you turn to look. You sit up and begin to observe your environment in a more detailed manner. You seem to be in some sort of laboratory, where you can see two bookcases stuffed with books, an odd table with a number of glass vials filled with different colored liquids and apparatuses, and a number of racks containing some tools you couldn’t fathom the use of. Directly behind the corpse is a spiral stairway that leads both up and down.What do you do?>Explore: Climb up the stairs.>Explore: Climb down the stairs.>Investigate: Corpse>Investigate: Laboratory>Write-In
>>32250363I say we check out the corpse first, see if we can figure out what happened to him.
For convenience's sake, the compiled stats above tally to:-10 to enemies using conventional weapons (bows, swords, and the like)0 to skills requiring dexterity, such as many forms of crafting.+10 on combat rolls and weaponcrafting+10 for using magic devicesMovement: -70%Health: +50%Weight: +60%
>>32250363>[X] Write-InLay back down wait a while Who knows who might come in here time to be a sneaky git
>Investigate: CorpseUpon closer inspection, you find that the corpse was only recently burnt to the crisp you currently see. You take the light load easily and set it upon the stone slab you were laying on moments ago for further inspection. The burns do not seem to be mundane in origin. Looking about the area, there is soot emanating from the stone slab. One might assume that it may have been your creation or awakening that caused the backlash. Perhaps one of the books here may explain it?>Explore: Climb up the stairs.>Explore: Climb down the stairs.>Investigate: Laboratory>Research: Laboratory>Write-In
>>32250620>>Investigate: LaboratoryYeah, let's check out the room a bit more.
Upon further investigation, and some brief skimming of the more basic manuals reveal some of the functions of the objects in the room. The table with various beakers and such is an alchemy table, useful for the creation of potions and the like. The tools on the wall are of an assorted variety, but are useful in the creation of golems, but without the proper spells they are only useful in the preparation of the materials. The rest of the room is beyond your comprehension for the moment.>Explore: Climb up the stairs.>Explore: Climb down the stairs.>Research: Laboratory>Experiment: Alchemy Table>Experiment: Golem Tools>Write-In
>>32250900>>Explore: Climb up the stairs.
>>32250900>Write-InSpend some time and make a beaker golem side kick.
>>32250900>Explore: Climb up the stairs.Don't want to just start touching stuff......Yet
>>32250900>Explore: Climb up the stairs.
You climb the stairs, and after a short period of time you come to an open door. Stepping through you find yourself in a rather spacious chamber. Arranged around the circumference of the room are a multitude of bookshelves with copious amounts of books. In the center of the room is a circle inscribed into the stone with some sort of white substance. Chalk maybe? Also near the center of the room is a podium with a book open on it. A quick skim of the book reveals that much of its terms and contents are beyond your understanding. However you do discern that the circle before you is a summoning circle, and that the book describes the advanced arts of summoning various outside beings, such as devils and demons.>Research: Study>Experiment: Circle>Navigate: Lab>Explore: Descend the stairs
>>32251217>[X]Explore: Descend the stairs
>>32251217>>Explore: Descend the stairslets learn the building before we start doing things
>>32251217[X]Research[X]Experiment IN THAT ORDER
>[X]Explore: Descend the stairsYou bookmark your place in the volume and follow the staircase down past your chamber of creation and step out at the next landing. Here you find yourself presented with two rooms. Each simply have a wooden door closed at the entrance, on one door the word “Storage” is inscribed on the door, on the other is “Forge”. The landing itself is unremarkable, simply a mundane nexus is seems.>Explore:Storage>Explore: Forge>Explore: Descend the stairs>Navigate:<Enter option here>
>[X]Explore:StorageThe door opens easily enough, though through your rather underused auditory senses you notice an audible snap as you turn the handle. You venture into the room marked storage to find that the room is much more vast than any of the other chambers you have come across so far. Walking amongst the various barrels and shelves you find resources both mundane and magical, such as stone, alchemical substances, and more. It would take quite a bit of time to stock and categorize everything here, but it is an option. >Explore: Forge>Explore: Descend the stairs>Investigate: Storage (Essentially take stock of the resources available here)>Navigate:<Enter option here>>Write-In
>>32251681>Investigate: Storage (Essentially take stock of the resources available here)
>>32251681well we better take stock of everything now don't we?
>Investigate: Storage (Essentially take stock of the resources available here)Taking inventory of the storage chamber takes quite a long time, though as a golem you have no limits based around sleep, nor do you require sustenance, so this is not a deterrent to you. After meticulously checking every possible container in the room, barring a few containers even your great strength could not open, you are left with the following:>550 units of stone>200 units of iron>200 units of wood>100 units of clay>100 units of water>80 units of various foods>50 units of unidentified fluid>5 units of weaponry (1 unit of weaponry is suitable to outfit a normal golem)>Explore: Forge>Explore: Descend the stairs>Navigate:<Enter option here>>Write-In
>>32251681>Investigate: Storage (Essentially take stock of the resources available here)Then>Explore: Forge
>>32251860Crafter: You know that 300 units of any resource can be used to craft the body of a golem, with the exception of clay, which requires 240 units. You may write-in Crafter:<> to inquire the requirements of any basic item, with more advanced items requiring research of some kind.
>>32251860Look at the state of the art forge
You cross the landing to open the forge, this time without the audible protest of the door. Entering the forge you find yourself within a… well, a forge. You, as a Crafter, recognize the various elements at play here. The forge itself, anvil, and the other tools used to shape and compress resources into usable shapes. It is here that you finally notice the tools that are grafted onto your arms. With a quick, almost instinctive, twist you pull what seems to be a smith’s hammer from your arm. Well, that’s convenient. Note: You have gained access to your crafting equipment. The stone on your arms and legs can be detached can reasonably be used to craft many different types of items. These tools change shape to suit your needs, but are always tools you may use by hand. Thus they cannot take the shape of an anvil or the like.>Craft: Stone Golem>Explore: Descend the stairs>Navigate:<Enter option here>>Write-In
>>32252168>Explore: Descend the stairs
>>32252168>Navigate: LibraryTime to read up some books and shit to get smarts
>>32252275I'm assuming you meant the Study. Sorry if I didn't identify. The current locations known are Lab, Study, Storage, and Forge.
>>32252168>Explore: Descend the stairsWanna finish exploring before committing to any type of work
>>32252296Was me, sorry.
>>32252316hey should we all get a trip so there's no samefagging?
>>32252354I don't think thats a problem here
>>32252354I trust people to not samefag, but if you guys are up for it, I have no problem with it.
>>32252395>>32252399ok was just asking to make sure cause I've seen quests go to shit cause of samefags.
>Explore: Descend the stairsDescending the stairs once more, you seem to come to your final landing. The landing also seems to serve as some parlor of sorts, as it is the most opulent chamber in the structure, whereas the above chambers each were rather minimalist in their furnishings. Here you see a rack of a number of bottles, along with a roaring fireplace, in front of which sits a handful of cushioned chairs. There is a small bookcase here, in which each of the books are marked on the bindings, and are much smaller than the tomes you found above. There is a single door here.>Explore: Door>Investigate: Parlor>Navigate:<Enter option here>>Write-In
>>32252564>Explore: DoorThen>Investigate: Parlor
>>32252636You turn to the door, and open it to find a light shining directly into your eyes. The Sun, you note, mechanically. You take two steps outside to get a sense of your environment, and find yourself standing on a staircase built into a mountainside! Looking upwards you see the structure you have been exploring for the last... period of time. It is a well disguised tower, built into the mountainside. From your position, there doesn't appear to be any openings aside from the door you now stand next to. Venturing back into the tower, closing the door behind you, you take a quick look about the parlor. The bottles are labeled with various alcoholic beverages, and the books in the shelf are easy reading, mostly fiction, with a few history books thrown in. The fire itself has no source, and is most likely magical in nature.>Explore:Staircase>Navigate:<>>Write-in:Tower exploration completed!
>>32252756>Write-in: Make a stone golem for a companion and go on a journey?
>>32252756>Navigate:<Lab>Let's head back to our place of creation and see if we can figure out why our creator burnt up.
>>32252756>Write-in:Go to the study and read how to make more golem breatherns
>>32252800A female golem, of course.
>>32252882WITH BIG HONKING ROCK TITTIES
>>32252800 MEChanging mine to>>32252812Then>>32252836>>32252882and yeah ofcourse as there was Adam and Eve there will be Flint and CrystalThen>>32252800
>>32252914oops meant to put"Then>>32252800 (You)"above">>32252882and yeah ofcourse as there was Adam and Eve there will be Flint and Crystal"
You climb the stairs once more, navigating back to the study. You spend some time pouring over the basics of golem creation, as from your previous investigation it seems that your creation had something to do with his demise. After a period of time, upon which you glean the basics of creating a stone golem's body, you find a warning to apprentices written in the book:"Be forewarned, the golems described herein should be created as thusly stated and ONLY as thusly stated. Any tampering with the formulae or form can and will cause catastrophic feedback to the creator."Skill Unlocked: Craft: Golem(Stone) >Navigate:<>>Explore:<>>Research: Lab>Investigate: Body>Write-InNote: Now that you have unlocked Craft: Golem(Stone) you do not need to roll to create a base stone golem. For any alterations you need to roll.
Rolled 31>>32253058>Write-In: Make a golem female out of clay with nice small hips big breasts and a hole to shag once in a while
>>32253058>Research: LabWe have all the time in the world. Let's not rush things too much.
>>32253175>>32253181Flipping a coin for these two.>>32253140I'm nipping this at the bud. I am not QMing Golem Quest ERP. I will ignore further votes for these.
>>32252354I'd just like to point out, that makes absolutely no sense.There's nothing to stop someone from using multiple seperate trips.
>>32253181The body isn't going anywhere. In fact, it hasn't even started visibly decaying yet. Though your lack of olfactory senses may help with that judgement call. You spend your time continuing your research on the craft of Stone Golems. At first, your research falters as your understanding of the tomes arrayed before you is daunting, but your background as a Crafter and yourself being a Stone Golem allows you to work through the block. You now are able to create Stone Golems with 10% less material. (270 units of stone).>Craft: Golem (Stone) II unlocked>Same options as before.
>>32253392... Glad someone said it.>>32253404>Investigate: Body
>>32253404>Loot the bodyAlso try finding some books about brief necromancy or insight in a dead persons last thoughts
>>32253404Investigate: body.I have a hunch that this "feedback" transferred his soul into us.
>>32253404acctually I would like to ask what gender is our golem if it even has one?
>>32253534We shall henceforth act as the opposite gender when interacting with another beingif in a group the gender with the most member dictates our opposing gender
>Investigate: BodyYou thoroughly search the body at this point, looking for anything that may have a clue to what had happened to him- and you. You find that only a small number of items had survived the incident: a golden locket, and a necklace that seems to be made of silver, with an emerald socketed within. >Gained: Locket>Gained: NecklaceAs you finish checking the cadaver, you hear a knocking from downstairs. Also you hear a voice, though faint, you make out the words. 'Back' and 'Master'.>Investigate: Downstairs>Hide: Slab>Navigate:<>>Write-In
>>32253534Though lacking any form of genitalia, the form your golem takes seems to be more masculine in form. Broad shoulders, tall, etc. Mostly from the Heavy choice at the beginning of the thread.
>>32253589>Investigate: DownstairsWe might be able to hide who we are, but I doubt we can hide the dead body.
>>32253589>Open door and impersonate the currently deceased master saying his soul transferred into us before his untimely demise
>>32253589>Investigate: DownstairsWhat do we have to fear? We're a fucking golem.
>>32253642huh. I like that. If he asks more specific questions tell him that the transfer left us lacking in a lot of memories.
>Investigate: DownstairsYou set the body back on the slab and make your way downstairs. As you find your way to the first floor landing you find a boy, just out of adolescence, staring wide eyed at you, without a sound. He is clad in a azure robe slightly too large for him, and has dropped a sack onto the ground.What do you do?>Speak: Question>Speak: Confront>Speak: Greet>Navigate: Walk away>Write-InHere is where we start to decide our golem's personality. A little bit of explanation of the wording we would use in the winning vote after you vote would be appreciated.
>>32253713Missed this. Another option would be:>Speak: Deception
>>32253802>>Speak: Greetand pick up the bag for him
>>32253802>Speak: DeceptionGolem: Get inside and I'll explain little one
>>32253802>Speak: Greet>>32253836I support this too.
>>32253802>Speak: GreetHello, little one. It would seem we have a problem.
>>32253802>Speak: GreetGotta do it as gentle as a newly sentient Golem can and maybe we can avoid a panic.
>Speak:Greet"Hello, little one. It would seem we have a problem." You reach forward and pick up the bag with ease, the weight inside not burdening you in the slightest.The boy, obviously terrified, manages to squeak out: "Wh-what do you mean?" >Speak: Declare>Speak: Comfort>Speak: Deceive>Speak: Write-In>Navigate: Walk awayDeclare, as I see it, would simply declare the deceased master and your predicament. Comfort would bring it along gently, though your current lack of empathy might make it a bit awkward. Deception is impersonation. Write-in for anything else.
>>32253944>Speak: ComfortYour master, and my assumed creator, has passed on.
>>32253944>>Speak: ComfortAs awkward as it may be i feel this is the better option
>>32253944>Speak: DeceiveIt seems that I am your new master now(Motion him inside)
>>32253944>Speak: DeclareI doubt a stone golum would be very good at comforting someone even if they do have a will of their own.
>Speak: Comfort"Your master, my creator, has passed on." You drone out in a monotone voice. The boy blinks at you, slightly confused. "I found his cadaver earlier." You explain, attempting to explain. The boy starts to tear up again, but with a moment of clarity, you drop the bag and wrap your arms about the boy, careful not to crush him. For a moment this startles him, but he relaxes into your arms after a moment, understanding the gesture in the least.After a moment, you grab the bag once more and stand. The boy asks, "Well, you do look like the golem he was working on when I left to the town to shop. What do you think we should do?">Write-inAll you. Also, nice nat 100 on the empathy check. Rolled physically.
>>32254139>You explain, attempting to explainI need to learn to English
>>32254139Help me in my studies so that I may hope to work on continuing our masters work
>>32254139>Write-inWhat was he teaching you maybe you can help the boy become a great (insert random magic proffesor thing).
>>32254139I am ... unsure. Do you know what my purpose was to be? If possible, I would like to honor him by continuing his work.Also, something to ask the kid:You called him master, were you his student?
>>32254139Bury the corpse? If we have harvested all we can from it, best give the good master a final farewell.
>>32254217This and >>32254230this
You ponder for a moment, before responding. "I believe that I should continue our master's work in his stead. But before that, we should bid his body a final farewell." The boy nods, and you lead him upstairs, where he says. "He always wanted it to end where he worked- in the forge." You unquestioningly lift the cadaver and transport it to the said location, where the boy... chokes up. You simply place a hand on his shoulder, and after a moment, he whispers a word, and the cadaver is alight. It only lasts a few moments, and then it is ash in the forge. --End-- Alright everyone, that was a great time. I tried to get a little bit of every post into that, but I had to rush a bit. To tell you the truth, this is my first time QMing, can anyone tell me how to archive the thread? I've seen it done before, just not how.Also, I'll be up a bit longer to answer questions, if there are any.
>>32254346On suptg's archive page, click the manual request button. Enter your OP post number as the thread number, then enter the title, description, and tags. Make sure to include the 'Collective Game' tag, and separate each tag with a comma exactly how you see them when browsing the archive.
>>32254346Pretty good quest so far
>>32254346Thanks for running! You're doing great.
Archived here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32249069/
>>32254534When are you running again?
>>32254386Thanks a lot. Needed that info!>>32254450>>32254492Thanks for the compliments, I'll see if I can run it again tomorrow around the same time as I started tonight. Otherwise I'll run again Thursday. Also, made a twitter:https://twitter.com/GolemQuest
>>32254582Your welcome. Though, at the rate I'm getting sucked into new quests, I'm going to need to make a twitter to keep up with all of them.
>>32254624I know the feeling. I've gotten sucked into three in the past week. Been a good time.
>>32255259What.I mean, how...What?