Welcome back to Golem Quest! In the previous edition, you had awoken, a freshly created golem, to find yourself with sentience and a dead creator. For the first period of your existence, you probed your environment for any clues related to the crispy corpse you awoke to. During this period you found out some of the functions of the tower you are currently within, as well as have come to meet the apprentice of the wizard that now lies in ashes in his forge. Now, at the end of our previous convention, you decided that you were going to carry out the 'Master's' work. How will you go about doing this?>Create: Golems >Learn: Magic>Learn: Craft<>>Question: Apprentice>Write-In
>>32272655>Question: Apprentice"Little one, what did your master do? And what did he teach you?"
>>32272655>Question: Apprenticewhat this guy said >>32272721
>[X]Question: Apprentice"Little one, what did your master do?" You state as the forge begins to lose heat.After a brief moment, the boy responds in a small voice. "He was a tinkerer, who came from a rather wealthy family. He didn't do much, and couldn't really cast that many more spells than I, but he was a good man." You: "What did he teach you?"Boy: "He taught me the basics of magic, writing down the spells and memorizing the verbal and somantic components." He gestures to you. "He never taught me how to make anything like you, in fact I never really thought he'd succeed. I guess he did... after a fashion.">Create: Golems >Learn: Magic<>>Learn: Craft<>>Question: Apprentice: <Insert Question here>>Write-In
>>32272990>Learn: Magic <enchantment>We make things, we might as well learn how to make magic things.
>>32272990>Question: Apprentice: "For what purpose did he make me?"
Rolled 3>>32273029>>32273093>>32273133Let's break this tie
>Learn: Magic <enchantment>Leaving the apprentice to his own devices for the moment, you take your leave and venture up to the study, searching for books related to the enchancement of items. You find them rather quickly, and the learning is easy enough, as it is a magic related to the physical items that you craft. The somantic components are difficult to get handle of at first, but the friendly apprentice is happy to give you a hand on the basics. Learned: Magic<Enchantment> You may attempt basic enchantments on items. Common enchantments ward off erosion or give a minor property to the item.After you put down the most recent tome, the apprentice says. "So... my name is Tomas, what is your's?" He twiddles his thumbs absently as he waits for an answer.>Write-In
Rolled 18>>32273093I second this if a decision hasn't been made yet.
>>32273300"I have no name, unless the Creator decided one before making me."
>>32273324Luckily that's the one my tie breaker dice roll decided on.
>>32273357Alright, I do like this if we choose our own name. Even if it isn't original, it does fit.
>>32273352>>32273357>>32273399"I have no name, unless the Creator had decided one before making me.""Oh..." Tomas frowns, before thinking for a moment. "How about Tankred? I believe that was the name of a golem of ages past. He was more of a warrior than a crafter, but the name has history!"You look at him for a moment. "Tankred is acceptable."What do you do now?>Speak:<>>Learn:<>>Experiment:<>>Craft:<>>Cast:<>>Write-In:
Note: if you vote to learn a skill beyond unlocking it (if you wanted to increase enchantment for example), please include a 1d100 roll in your vote. Of the votes for that option, I will take the best roll.
>>32273605>Speak: Tomas, do you plan to stay here and continue your studies?
Rolled 20>>32273605>craft dolls.
Rolled 9>>32273605>>Experiment:<enchantment for warding off erosion>See if we can adapt it to our own form
>>32273605>Tankred>name of a golem of ages past>more of a warrior than a crafterOP, you wouldn't happen to have read the WH40k Titan Quest Prequel?
Going to change the voting period from 10 to 20 minutes per session, because of the more open voting. Plus it might give this tie a chance to break without resorting to random chance.
>>32273785I have not personally read it, but I'm aware of it.
>>32273836It just so happens that the name of the Warhound-class Titan in that Quest is called Tankred.
>>32273861While I also haven read that quest, I'm pretty sure both it and the original anon suggesting the name were referencing the Dreadnought know as Tankred, made famous on 4chan for his 'TANKRED ENDURES'
Rolled 6>>32273861>>32273907That's funny, it's nice to pay homage to the figure. Rolling my d6 of Tie Breaking just in case this isn't broken in the next 2 minutes.
>Speak"Tomas, do you plan to stay here and continue your studies."Tomas: "Well... yeah. This is the only repository of arcane knowledge in the immediate area, even though my mentor is gone. I suppose I could help you with whatever you set out to do! You seem to learn these arts much faster than my master or myself have, and maybe some of that can rub off on me!" He smiles at you.>Same options as above
>>32274045>Craft:<a minigolem waifu for thomas to help him study>
>>32273605>Learn:Let's see if we can find our Creator's personal notes, or journal. I'd like to learn more about him if possible.
Rolled 3>>32274101seconded. well. the minigolem part. not the waifu part.I assume this'll need a d100?
>>32274176Yup. Though you might want to choose the material.
Rolled 34>>32274197Fair enough. we have more skill in stone, right? Let's do that.
Rolled 59>>32274197>>32274101This is my roll, and flesh
Rolled 91>>32274164I second this
>>32274197If we are going to make a golem, I think we only have enough material for a stone golem, if I remember our inventory right.Not voting for that right now though.
>Craft:Golem(Stone)You make your way to the second floor, where the storage room and forge are located, and work on the shape of a golem similar to your own. The reading you have done aids you in this venture and you successfully craft the body with. You decide not to change the size of the body, as you are not adept enough to attempt such an alteration. After assembling each of the pieces, you make the final assembly in the Lab where you where created.>Stone Golem Body added to Lab!>-270 Stone (280 remaining)Sorry for those who wanted a minigolem/flesh golem. You are not adept enough to alter the size of the golem just yet, and there aren't any corpses in the tower, much less enough to create a golem from. You still are unaware of the rites to animate the form you have created.What do you do?
>>32274577>Learn:<golem animation rites>
>>32274577Yeah, I had a feeling we weren't quite ready for this.
>>32274197>choose the material.Stone was the only option we had anyway since we otherwise lack the materials.
Still waiting for the villains to show up then.
Just putting this out here as this is the only one voted on so far.>Learn: Golem Animation RitesYou ask Tomas where you might get started on learning how to animate your newly created golem. He quickly cherry picks a few tomes from around the Lab and offers them to you. "To animate it, you will only need to know the basics." He indicates a tome. "Anything further and you have some heavy reading on your hands."You may attempt the animation roll at this point, or spend some time learning the rites. >Animate: Golem DC 60>Learn: Basics>Learn: Basics & More: DC 80If you choose to animate the golem now I'll take the first 3 1d100s and use the best of them.
>>32274847Still working on figuring out a plot period. I'm not entirely sure why people were in a rush to build another golem.
>>32274759Realized that after I posted it. My bad.
>>32274847>>32274871It's coming. I'm just giving you some time to stretch your limbs before I throw anything at you.
Rolled 27>>32274857>>Learn: BasicsThat DC is way too high, baby steps seems to be the way.
Rolled 55>>32274857>Learn: Basics
>>32274896Well, that's why I suggested looking for the Wizard's journal or something. Might give us a simple goal to work towards that will help us get used to everything.
>>32274943We're working towards making another golem now.
>>32274966But for what exactly? We don't even know if it will be able to help the kid learn magic. For now, its more likely to get in the way than anything else.Remember, our sentience is a weird, freak accident.
>>32274857>>Learn: BasicsI guess this is the risk free option, doing things one step at a time.Not really any downside here.
>>32275018Maybe we can figure out how to make it repeatable. Maybe the extra muscle will help in the future. Maybe a simple nonsentient golem will still help the kid learn more stuff. There isn't a whole lot of direction here, so just picking a goal on our own and working towards it doesn't have any inherent downsides.
>>32275062>>32275068Fair enough. I just don't like using limited resources without a solid goal, and the early votes didn't seem to account for the fact that it'd be the same size and material as us.
You spend a few hours going over the basics. It's essentially just a more prolonged version of enchantment, as you must connect each portion of the golem to each other, with the torso acting as a form of nexus. The hardest part is the final portion, where you must link the golem to the latent arcane energy in the area. Hmm... that's interesting. You have a power source? In any case, Tomas tells you he's running down to town to get a few more items to supply the tower with. He's going to keep his master's lateness to himself for now, but tells you he'll be back within a day's time.>Animate: Golem DC 35>Learn: Advanced Rites: DC 60>Other?
>>32275152>>Learn: Advanced Rites: DC 60
Rolled 18>>32275152>>Learn: Advanced Rites: DC 60Sure, give this a shot.
Rolled 69>>32275152>Learn: Advanced Rites: DC 60
Rolled 12>>32275152How hard can it be
>>32275152Yeah, now I'm actually worried about animating this guy. The lack of a power source might be why our Creator died making us. Might want to learn some more about the tower before we animate this one.
>>32275200>Learn: Advanced Rites: DC 60You decide to continue your studies after Tomas leaves. After all, you don't want your limited resources going to waste, and you don't want to end up like your creator. Your continued studies pay off as well! As you read, you notice a few differences between the suggested animation rites and the rites that may have been used to animate you. This includes the use of a number of reagents that makes the bonding process much more clean and reduces the chance of any unintended events to nearly zero. You note down the suggested reagents and search the lab for them. Sure enough, you find what you're looking for in the various nooks and crannies around the lab, and gather them up. >Animate: Golem>Other?
>>32275296The information given actually indicates that the golem's form is bound to the energy latent to the surroundings. Sorry for any misinformation
Rolled 76>>32275152>Learn: Advanced Rites: DC 60Might as well know EXACTLY what we're doing, before we do it.
>>32275322>>Animate: GolemIT'S ALIIIIIIVE
Reminder of things from last thread still not necessarily exhausted:>>50 units of unidentified fluidAsk apprentice wtf those are. Embalming fluid for flesh golems or what.>>Experiment: Circle...considering it's for " summoning various outside beings, such as devils and demons" not necessarily a good option. But present.>>Research: Study>>Research: Laboratory>Experiment: Alchemy Table
>>32275335Ah, okay. I got the latent energy thing, just interpreted it as needing a lot of it to work right.
>>32275322>Animate: GolemLet's get him up and walking.
>>32275335hold up.>Other: Investigate this little bit of infoSo does that mean we are bound to the tower? Or was our creator's soul bound to us?Under normal circumstances, are golems bound to the area they are made or do they just feed of of the area's arcane radiation?
>>32275296>lack of a power sourceIt just said the power source is everywhere in the area.
>>32275373By "the area", it sounds like "whatever area the golem is in at the moment."There are probably few places in the world without ambient mana.
>>32275373Answering this here, since you would have read it. Arcane energy is generally quite abundant in any given region, thus golems can operate freely in those regions. If access to that energy is cut off however, say by an Anti-Magic Field, then the golem would go inert soon after entering, since its power source was cut off.
>>32275373I'd guess latent magical energy wherever the golem happens to be.
>>32275152>In any case, Tomas tells you he's running down to town to get a few more items to supply the tower with. He's going to keep his master's lateness to himself for now,...hmmm. Where were they keeping all the gold/currency he's buying things with?
Hokay. This has gotten a bit messy. I have two votes for animate currently. Are we going through with this? I'd like 3 1d100s anyway, just for my information.
Rolled 62>>32275532I say animate it.
Rolled 81>>32275532I'd rather experiment with alchemy now, but others want a new golem minion so okay.
Rolled 82>>32275532Lets rev up this golem
Rolled 20>>32275532animate roll
>>32275532Rather fruitless, but I'm going to vote No on animating just yet.
You put your recently acquired knowledge to the test! The next three hours are long and filled with incantations as you link each portion of the golem's body to the torso, with the head being last. As you finish the incantations and your reagents are consumed in the final bonding, you feel a snap!Wait. You feel a snap? Yes. In your psyche you feel an almost painful snap as you not only connect the golem to its power source, but you connect it to yourself as well! The eyes of the golem open, and you can almost sense the extra form as an extension of yourself. It is not sentient, but as you think you find that you can control it through a rather rudimentary process of commands.>Gained: Stone Golem>Gained: Basic Telepathic Command (Stone Golem)Good job! It took most of the previous day and some hours today, but you have gained the ability to animate and control basic golems.What do you do now?(Would you guys like me to keep listing the basic commands in every post? I'll do the situational commands as I have been doing, but things like Research, Investigate, and Navigate I have let fall to the wayside.)>Experiment:Golem:<>>Other?
>>32275714I'd say at least include them in the OP from now on, as like 'Usually Possible Commands,' at least. That way people don't forget they're an option.
>>32275714Can we use this golem's senses? Like see through its eyes, that sort of thing?
>>32275714>>32275714>Experiment:Golem:<Movement>Let's have our new extension (Which I admit is more than I thought we'd get out of this, so my apologies to those of you who pushed for it.) walk around the tower some. Figure out if we can see what it sees, interact through it, figure out if it has a range, etc.
Rolled 31>>32275714>Experiment:GolemTest its full range of movement, speed and strength.
>Experiment: Golem:<Movement>You test your ability to control the golem. You order it to make its way through the tower, the various rooms, and down to the bottom landing as you follow it. For one moment you allow it to get ahead of you and try to sense it only through the telepathic bond. You find that you have a vague sense of its surroundings, as well as a vague assessment of its integrity. You order it to return to you and it does so admirably, mechanically walking up the stairs.Any test of speed would require you to leave the tower, as the cramped spaces do not lend themselves to the test well. However, during your tour of the tower you did test its strength in the storage room. It's strength seems to be roughly equal to your own after you test your own load-bearing potential against it.Note: The maximum load found was roughly 150 units of stone.What do you do now?
>>32275960Lets take the golem outside and test speed as well as range on our telepathic bond.
>>32275960Ask the apprentice about Golem sentience, or generally increasing Golem intelligence.Gaining lab assistants could be very useful.
>>32275960For now, let's go with this:>>32276002
You decide that a field test would be more appropriate for this model, and leave the tower to do so. You make your way down the steps fairly easily, and it only takes a short period before you're at the bottom. As you descend you observe the environment you have been created in. It seems that you are in the foothills of a mountain range, and the steps you currently tread are carved into the side of one of the first mountains in said range. That's neither here nor there as the steps open to a copse of trees. Before you can begin any tests, you see Tomas sprinting at you."T-Tankred... the village is under attack. We need to help them!" --End #2--Sorry for the abrupt ending everyone, need to grab some Z's. Here's the twitter for anyone new today: https://twitter.com/GolemQuestI expect to continue on Friday or Saturday evening. Failing that it will be up on Sunday for sure. I will post on the twitter 12 hours in advance if I am able. Thanks for participating everyone!
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>>32276266>tfw no alchemy experiments
>>32276266Thanks for running! I see that plot finally reared its ugly face. :)>>32276374I feel your pain. I wanted to know more about our Creator myself.
>>32276374There will be time my friend! I shall not go quietly into the night!>>32276390It did! And honestly I have a few branching ideas for the plot here depending on what type of quests you guys want it to be.
>>32276422I guess I should as. I didn't list it in >>32275351 because it seemed redundant with the fiddling we did in the Forge room with our in-built tools, but did we already cover the equivalent of>>Experiment: Golem Toolsfrom the lab effectively?
>>32276266Thanks for running
>>32276496Pretty much. Unless you find a way of upgrading them, consider them a portal toolbox.
>>32275532>I'd like 3 1d100s anyway, just for my information.I'm curious what this meant. No DC was listed anymore was it?
>>32276589I'll come clean about that. There wasn't any DC, but I was taking the best out of three to determine the strength of the bond. A 100 would essentially have meant that you were direct control of both bodies after a time.
>>32276607Well in that case, I'd consider our 82 to be pretty good. Glad we didn't screw that one up.
Also, now that there is an attack, I really apologize for voting against the second golem from the start.
>>32276688It's more like a 41 at this point, but I'm allowing it to mature to its full potential as you guys utilize it.>>32276699I had not indicated anything aside from indefinite study and practice, so I don't blame you. It was meant to be rather suddenThings are getting into motion, and I'm wondering how you guys will handle everything. And if you will take this quest in the direction I originally planned to advertise it as
>>32276764Yeah, I figured you were still going with the grow into our connection path. Still, I didn't think you started us that low, so that's something to look forward to.