Welcome back to Golem Quest! Here you take on the form of a stone golem, who just one week ago awoke to find your creator burnt to a crisp and yourself gifted with sentience. From then on, you explored the immediate area, saved the village of Goravan from slavery, and were given the aid of an expert to build a quarry. You have just completed your first Titan class Golem, so things are just getting interesting.Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Golem%25QuestTwitter:twitter.com/GolemQuestCharacter Sheet:http://pastebin.com/w7gchitFGolem Resource Cost Sheet:WIPCurrent Actions: #2: Guard:Tomas (Ongoing)Tomas: Learn:Magic:Evocation(70%)Bandit: Research: Tome(??%)Primary: IdleQuarry Crew: Gather:Stone (50/hr)Crafter: IdleTitan: Idle>The titan awakens, its monstrous form a new presence in your mind. It weighs on you more than the other, weaker golems. This one has potential. You order it to stand, and experiment with the weapons.>Tomas peaks over the steps behind you. "...that is quite likely the most amazing thing I have seen created by magic.">What do you do?
>>32700697lets go visit the town and present them with their new guardian
Hrm. Slow start.
>>32700759sounds good lets give him a cape and put him in the town square
>>32700697from the last thread, "It is but the first, little one. Do you think you could ride it to town, then enter ahead of it and warn the lord of it's arrival? I'd prefer not to start a panic."Then work on strengthening its link while it's in transit. Have #3 build a couple skirmishers as resources permit.
>>32701022WE MUST CONSTRUCT ADDITIONAL PYLONS!
>>32701022I'm also interested in seeing what happens when we improve its link. The description from last thread has left me intrigued.
>>32701051We probably need to, yeah. I'm also wondering if we can stabilize the links of newly created golems now that we have an idea on how to modify cores to create pylons.
>>32701114I'll allow you guys to just stabilize them at 50 if you wish, rather than rolling.
Voting Closed:>Navigate:Goravan>Experiment:Mental Bond:Titan
>>32701143Is that the level of our slow bus golem #5? I'm mostly concerned with making sure our golem army can function at full efficiency.
So I have an idea, guys. Hear me out.The sorceress is probably the single biggest threat in that bandit army, and we're not exactly quick or stealthy, so taking her out might be hard.HOWEVER, we're stupidly strong and durable. So what I propose is that we build another titan, craft a simple slingshot alike composed of a cup big enough for a light small fighter hugging its knees and two ropes that the titans hold on either side. They then fire the skirmishers at a distant target, like the sorceress. If we make like 10 skirmishers we can probably fire them all in a pretty short time period. When all have impacted, the unfold themselves and try to murder the sorceress.
>>32701402>Golem fastball specialWe need to put claws on the skirmishers.
You turn to Tomas."It is but the first, little one. Do you think you could accompany it to town, then enter ahead of it and warn the lord of it's arrival? I'd prefer not to start a panic."Tomas nods, "Sure, Red."They make their way to Goravan, and over their relatively short trip you attempt to experiment with how far your mental bond goes with the Titan, as its unique bond intrigues you.The bond itself just weighs on your mind, where the others either are a tickle, or just a completely new part, as is the case with the other crafting golem. It will take some time to flesh out any benefits. For now you busy yourself with paving the way for another perfect bond.Mental Bond: Titan +2 (91: Near-Link)However, as the bond matures with your cultivation, you feel it... resonate. This is different. The other bonds only make you feel more compatible with said golems, the stronger they are, this one responds to the bond strengthening, without your prodding otherwise.As all of this goes on, you use #3 to create the first skirmisher model. It is a fast, light warrior, whose small mutable attachments may be useful for small weaponry. Do you take the safe route and stabilize the nexus of this model, or risk it for a possible perfect bond?>Rites:Safe>Rites:RiskIn your vote, please vote on if this should be a case by case basis or if this is a switch you would like to swap on your (the players) whim.
>>32701471>>Rites:SafeI think for our combat troops we should be going with the safe stabilization, if only to not squander resources. Weak link golems have already proven to be significantly worse at tasks than normal ones.Also, I wonder if the titan is a proto-cerebrate.
>>32701471I'm not sure I understand the choices, is the risk a higher DC but capable of forming a perfect bond?
>>32701566No, you either stabilize the core at 50, or roll as normal.>>32701197Slow bus is 30~, 50 is standard
>>32701566If it's like the previous threads, the risk option is just a straight roll. Safe would lock the golems at a link value without rolling.
>>32701471>>Rites:SafeWe're under time pressure, we can't afford to make dud golems right now.
>>32701598what has our safe value been like.
Hey OP, before we get too into it tonight, I have a question.Once we get so far into golem research, will you allow us to switch main bodies? Or possibly transcend the need for a main body to begin with?Just saying, at some point we are going to create golems of a more exotic nature, assuming standard fantasy, like mithril or adamantium, or shit, materials completely unique to your setting, like "Elemental Bodies" around a golem core or something, and it would be a bit weird to have bullshit-metal-tier golems in our empire and still have most of our mind anchored in a stone golem.
>>32701633I'm pretty sure we could do that right now. #3 and #1 are interchangeable, as far as I can tell.
>>32701633Both are highly likely possibilities. In most senses, you already aren't anchored to one form, but unless you want to test the true limits of it by destroying your primary form... yeah. I guess what I'm saying is, we'll find out.I can say that I understand your concerns and I have answers that would reveal too much at this point in time.
>>32701622Safe value is nothing special. Generally golems with higher values retain a portion of your learned skills for use in automated endeavors, and also respond more quickly to your commands.
>>32701717He who dares>Rites:Risk, wins.
>>32701683Ah, thanks, was actually -really- worried about that, like, WAY later down the road.>>32701657I was working off the assumption that "that" connection was more of "Assuming Indefinite Direct Control" kinda deal where we operated through him, but if our main body went kaput they become inert shells.
>>32701755We were able to pull away our consciousness from our main body in one of the tests earlier.Maybe we should try the pylon experiments again, except this time use #3 as our body and fully leave #1.
>>32701797GOLEM SCIENCE IS SERIOUS BUSINESS
have we made sure that the "אמת" on our head is covered?
Voting closed: >Rites:Safe
>>32700697Last thread I wanted to see if we could make an Overlord type, and someone else wanted to experiment with swappable limbs. Did we make any progress on that?
>>32701886As of yet, no. If thats how you want to spend your downtime while Tomas is out and #3 is building, I'll post a vote for it in the next post.
>>32701927I think we should work on improving our attention.
You stabilize the nexus on the skirmisher, causing the animation rites to be stable, but quite mundane in comparison. The golems created will all share a standard, if slightly mediocre, link. >Skirmisher #1 Animated: Bond 50Checking in with your Titan, you see that Tomas has taken the initiative and is already strategically placing the golem- wait. He's directing the golem? What do you do?
>>32702007Assume direct control.
>>32701853>>32701957what are you talking about?
>>32702007Observe for now. We need a cerebrate.
>>32702007Attempt to communicate.
>>32702007Contact Tomas.Ask if the other researcher we have knows how to direct golems.I'm worried #2 might be a security hole.
>>32702052Maybe just an Overlord for now.cerebrates are a bit too autonomous for where we are currently. We don't need a Brood War.
>>32702099We're the overmind, anon. There would be no brood war.
>>32702114>/tg/ as the overmindIt'll end in tears and disaster.
>>32702139>tears Shhh, no tears now. Only GOLEM SCIENCE!
>>32702050Golems of myth were animated through the name of god and if the inscription is destroyed the golem would cease to function
We have a bunch of different votes that I can't really combine, so I'm going to boil them down into three choices, below.>Experiment: Titan>Observe:Titan>Control:Titan
>>32702099We're a crafter. This cerebrate will probably be a warrior, which is good because we have basically no tactical or strategic planning abilities right now.
>>32702251Communicate, test the mental bond, etc.
>>32702050in jewish folklore, part of the ritual for creating a golem is writing אמת (meaning 'truth') on its head. if you erase the א, all that would remain is מת (meaning 'death'), and the golem would stop working
Rolled 75>>32702223>Experiment: Titan
>>32702223>>Experiment: TitanLet's get that cerebrate going
Rolled 34>>32702303Praise nobylan
Upon this discovery, you delve into the mental bond. Testing the bond, and following it to the titan, you find a rudimentary telepathic bond, or at least what you would call one. Where the other golems are empty space on the other end. This one seems to have a base structure. However, this wasn't here before. Perhaps strengthening the bond allowed the Titan to develop? Currently you would say that the Titan is even sub-animal in intelligence, as you do not even receive any empathetic responses from it, just a low hum.You can still access its visual and audio inputs, and can control it and order it. During any orders though, the hum seems to be suppressed! Interesting.It is during this time that Tomas places the golem in the town center, where the townsfolk begin to go about the task of disguising it.What do you do?
>>32702439Make some more skirmishers made up of woodEquip them with sling weapons
>>32702439Is it possible to equip the Titan with some kind of slingshot, and make about ~10 Skirmishers?
>>32702488fuck that idea, its better to have a catpult made, and just shoot it from a hill, while they are distracted from the titan.
>>32702482No such thing as a wood golem>>32702439I want to see if we can increase our Attention, so we can e.g. craft with #3 while researching with #1.Or seeing if we can create an Overlord for the mine.
>>32702439So mental commands stunt its growth. Can we speak through it? Tell Tomas or the lord that this golem will continue to respond to their verbal commands.
>>32702488His mutable weaponry can only create weapons completely made out of stone, and you do not have the materials (leather, etc) to make one. You are currently on the way to that skirmisher goal, though.
>>32702507>>32702550A Catapult sounds interesting. What would we need to do to make one?
>>32702625Wood, rope, time. It'd be easier to make the dual titan slingshot posted earlier.
>>32702646we have a whole village willing to help us.
>>32702548You can issue commands to it as if it were any other golem, at this point. With golems you do not share a perfect link with, you order them to speak a dialogue, and they follow the order.>>32702625I would say at least one rank in Craft:Siege Engineering, and 600 wood, 50 metal. You do have enough metal in the store, juust need the wood.
>>32702659They've proven singularly useless with regards to war preparations.
>>32702625>>32702646Why would we even doing either? I far as care both are retarded.
>>32702646we have no leather, so the idea was shot down.
>>32702664And rope, forgot.
>>32702625I suggest we make those Chinese catapultsUtilizing only ropes and a bucket to hold shit inIts easy to make and mass produce
>>32702688We can make the cup from metal. So no, the idea wasn't 'shot down'.
>>32702686Honestly, i only suggested the idea, because his sling shot idea was stupid and was falling the rule of cool, also because catapults are devastating, and they can still use his stupid sling shot idea.
>>32702664Probably not worth going for at the moment.I'd say keep up the Skirmisher production, look into making that Overlord, and meditate on increasing Attention.I'd prefer to RNG-roll the rites of creation, since we often get 70+ rolls.
>>32702735Still don't see why people voted for safe, when he said its basically only 50.
>>32702802>>32702767Wait, never mind. Don't check mah rolls
>>32702735I think it could be worth it, to make at least 1 or 2 and just fill them with stone.it would only take 1-3 golems to operate, and can cause devastating damage, hell if you want to skip out on that idea we can just make boulders our titan can toss at them from range.
Consolidating discussed options, please choose one: >Research:Overlord>Research(Continue):Pylon>Research: Interchangeable Parts>Learn:Craft:Siege Weaponry
>Have huge, incredibly strong golems available>waste time trying to build catapults you people are terrible overminds.
>>32702843Either the Overlord or the Interchangable Parts.What would we need to do, to increase attention?
>>32702843>>Research(Continue):Pylon>>32702860Get a cerebrate.
>>32702843>>Research(Continue):PylonWe must construct additional pylon.
>>32702860Currently you haven't find a reliable way to do so. Perhaps tampering with the mental bond in a more direct way, but that may risk the golem.
>>32702439>where the townsfolk begin to go about the task of disguising it.a-are they giving it a cape
>this many votespylon already won, but jesus all this samefag.
>>32702972>votes 9 seconds apart>samefaggo back to qtg you fucking moron
There have been many more people discussing today, and this was the first time I have posted the thread in QTG in a long time. I don't suspect samefagging, but I'm still keeping an eye out for a burst of votes for an obviously unpopular option without any reasoning.
>>32703028>posted the thread in QTGAh. Well, that would explain the shit in this thread, then.You have fun running the quest, I'm out.
>>32703028>I have posted the thread in QTGHorrible idea, but ok.
In any case, voting closed:>Research(Continue):Pylon
>>32703028>I have posted the thread in QTGWHY?
>>32703045>>32703052>>32703067...wow. I didn't realize QTG was that bad. Sorry guys. Still a new QM here
Just going to call it for the night. Fucked up here, apparently.
>>32703113Thanks for running, Pinn.
>>32703113Nah nigga its still good
>>32703083Only go to the QTG if you are incredibly desperate for players.
>>32703083If you post in the QTG, you post for the horny ERPers to show up and demand the shota trap dickgirl furry sex.The QTG is nothing but horny homosexuals. Or trolls pretending to be horny homosexuals. Possibly both.
>>32703139And expect the absolute dregs of 4chan to come out
>>32703113Thanks for running, but there is no need to end it here because you invited some bad apples over.
>>32703113k. Remember: QTG is drama and faggotry.>>32703168>>>/adv/
>>32703178Sure sounding like a bad apple there, chum
>>32703139I posted there because the thread was going incredibly slow. I never knew it was a festering pit. >>32703147>>32703151Thing is, the first three threads I did post in QTG, and I only had to deal with any waifu suggestions once. I>AllI'm just calling this for the night so that I can stem the bleeding from any decisions made for the wrong reasons. I'm going to call a vote for the research option again next thread.
>>32703229Roger that. seems reasonable.
Archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/32700697/I'm still going to be around for discussion, and any minor things that anyone might be interested in.
>>32703272Are you reading those Talislanta rpg book I posted in the thread? If so have you gotten any good ideas from them?
>>32703377I'm interested in the Hermetic Virtues, and have read up to there, thus far. So far I'm just absorbing all of the information before I implement or draw from it.
>>32703456Do you some more resources to work with?
>>32703566I'm good for now. Thanks for offering though.
Thanks for running. See you next time. U
>>32703591Eh, QTG's getting better recently, but it's still not a great idea to mention it unless its right when you start the quest. A lot of the anons there see a QM posting there once the quest has started as trying to beg for players, regardless of actual intention.I don't think it was really necessary to cut it short tonight, but your call. Anyway, thanks for running, Pinn, even if I missed all of it.
>>32703229that was probably one of the worst reasons to cut a thread short. Come on.
>>32708812While I agree with you, is there any reason you dragged this off the bottom of the board to say so?
>>32708821I just read the thread and was mad it was cut so short due to such a trivial thing.