Hi guys and welcome back. If you want to see it, last thread was here http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36763905/SummaryWe fought with some gnolls and a wizard and won, now they are our slaves and mine for us. I have real life things to do right now, so I'm leaving this thread to calcium or anyone who wants to try their hand at it who didn't get a chance last time. Just don't turn into super number crunchers while I'm gone.
Current inventoryArrows, swords, bows, one mounted metal crossbow on the blacksmiths, two gnoll brains in airtight containers, a heap of iron, a few chunks of crystal.4 combat drones 1 with a built in ballista5 mining bots2 constructor robots1 scout bot
>>367769352 stealth gnoll Borgs with skin, one without skin15 gnollsOne decomposing wizard, brain intact.
BuildingsOne black smitheryOne lab with an energy dispenser generator thingyOne mine with two tunnels, one with the gnolls, the other with the robots.
Some drawfaggotry for you guyes.
>>36777032And some more
I'll be gone for about 8 hours, sorry. But any of the other nodes are free to GM if they want to.
Apologies for the sheer amount of samefaggotry.
Hi,we should build more fight bots that can use bows/guns or crossbows
I will restore this thread to it's glorious past.
Oi there. Anyone alive in this thread?
>>36778523Reporting for duty
>>36778704Good to see someone qualified! I had no idea what to do since I'm a newbie. Shall we take action in some way?
>>36778744Tell us what to do, and we GM will do this action
>>36778841Nothing has been done with the wizard's brain: I suggest we take it out and try to fit it into an infrastructure who'd allow us to force-access its information. Adding a set of visual sensors could enable reading and translation of the magic texts found in the tower.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>36779003Hepheastus II starts to inspect wizard brain
>>36779093The brain of wizard holds many secrets, but Hepheastus II already knows about basics of the brain, thanks to our older experiments. With special machine he starts to transmit data from the brain to database. Oh yes, It works! The brain is not damaged and now we hold all the information we needed, now we can wipe out old memories and try to build robot with this brain as main circuit
>>36779093We stored all the books in our lab, but for magic training we surely need some new building. It's already crowded in our base.Second job can be done today
>>36779138>>36779168Extend the base downwards, we can hollow out the earth to make our home fortified, large and easily held against enemies.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>367792532 minebots and both Hepheastus' move to dungeon where they start to drill new rooms for our robots
Hey again, I can do some more shitty drawfaggotry if you want. I m looking to draw some of the robots but how do you imagine them to look like?They are powered by fire, do they look futuristic, steampunkish, cartoonis or something else? Are they all humanoid or change with function?
>>36779284I think they look more steampunkishy, but they are not powered by power. Like the Elders scrolls dwemers constructs but with legs.some look like gnolls (>>36777038) because we made them for disguise .Hermes (the scout ) looks like metal human, something between Tau armor and steampunk.They are powered by our mana core in the baseIdk how 00 sees them, only my opinion
>>36778415Back online, preparing systems
>>36779282Looks like we'll have plenty o'space now guys
>>36779282The Miningbots start to drill new rooms for our numerous robots, just beneath our base. They drill so fast and Hephestus' work easily, using close to no iron on everything.The sun sets down and it's finished,rooms look big and fancy, not only robots but some humanoids can live there too.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>36779381The new day comethBut looks like gnoll are very silent now, maybe they are up to something?What to do?>Build new buildings>Explore>Build robots>Build brain-robot>Study technollogy>Study Magical manuscripts>Decode the mages memory for more information
>>36779450Decoding the mage's memory will be highly beneficial.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36779469The Hepheastus II takes memory cube and starts to decode mages memory, maybe we will find more information about their civilization?>Rolled 19 (1d20)Meanwhile gnolls demand a bit more food and then they will work harder!
>>36779450Construct a more fortified perimeter around the base.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>36779501It went as the disaster, while trying to get understandable information from cube Hepheastus II damaged it and couldn't decode anything.Meanwhile our robots with second Hepheastus start to write blueprints of our new fortifications around our base
>>36779555Our robots build two towers around our base one on top of the hill(near waterfall) and second near the shacks, though there are no doors and we can't get in then.They also dug a trench around the base
>>36779593Can we somehow put an automated ballista on top/on the walls/somwhere of each tower, just so they aren't completely useless? Feeding the gnolls is also a priority, and we can't rely on killing some of their number as the primary source of food; we shall dispatch hunters as soon as possible.
>>36779704Of course we can, It only needs some metal and assign Hepheastus to it, yet robots forgot to build doors in, so we cant get in them.We still have food from gnolls settlement, for 4=5 days they wont starve
>>36779764Time to build doors.
>>36779831underground or basic?
>>36779846Underground tunnels. Also, we'll need an autoloader under the towers to keep them from running out of ammo.
Muh crystal spiroblades
>>36779903Technically even with a drone loading it it's still auto-load, heh.
Rolled 3, 12 = 15 (2d20)>>36779903the order is given, While first Hepheastus is building new crossbows and ammo for them second Hepheastus starts to create tunnels
>>36779912Soon enough Diagnostics Matrix, If sufficient upgrades can be made, a Lex Tertia Mk.II could be constructed to contain the spiroblades in place of the more archaic sword.
>>36779934The crossbows are big and not operational but we have enough ammo for several day siege. The tunnels on the other hands are very complex but no traps though, all robots have map loaded in their memory so they wont get lost.>>36779948 NICE, I would say that this is now cannon Hepheastus
>>36779948Quite so! Very nice looking
>>36779983Can we make traps in the tunnels? Like corridors that seal automatically if someone enters them? Then we can harvest the brains as they'll be ready for live capture.
Rolled 18 (1d20)The new day comethWe have food for 3 days leftBut we now have plenty of iron, like we were digging those holes for several days and not used much iron.We have memory cube with mages memoryWe have still functional mages brain, but no memories in it.We have crystals and 15 gnollsWhat should we do today>Repair crossbows>Build traps in dungeon>Build new buildings>Build new robots>Build robot with brainzz>Research>other
>>36780090Finish the crystal spiroblade prototype and assimilate the blueprints.
>>36780090The roll is for Gnoll unrest, 10+ nothings serious, 18+ nothing at all, they dig iron and are happy about it, 10- they start rioting, 1 - Critical failure, big unrest
>>36780090Research Spiro-Blades, to be used in mining and in the eventual update of the Lex Tertia
>>36780090Repair crossbows, once the perimeter is secure we can focus on research and building.
Rolled 7, 2 = 9 (2d20)>>36780122Hepheastus take crystals into lab and starts to research them once more, now praying to RNG gods that nothing will explode or crumble.Second Hepheastus II starts to repair crossbows
Here is close up on the face.
I have a question. Is Hepheastus spelled as it is intentionally? Or is it a misspelling of Hephaestus
>>36780168Thanks to RNg gods no crystal was damaged, Hepheastus starts to attach small crystals to iron circle and they start to move, we might use this tech in mining, but we can't use big enough crystals for fighting.Repairing crossbows went horribly wrong, when robot was trying to test it's functionality in his room he accidently triggered mechanism and bolt flue into prison lock, letting 5 gnolls to run from dungeon, we captured 3 of them but two were lost in tunnel maze, we should find them tomorrow
>>36780243But the crossbows themselves are repaired?
>>36780283That's what I thought... But when Op and others post his name they spell it EA rather than AE... So I wasn't sure if the character was intentionally spelled how it is.
>>36780264yes they are working, after the incident both crossbow were mounted in towers
>>36780304It's an annoying name to type, I called him Hephestus for a long time myself. Had it drilled to my brain to get it right, though it still feels kinda wrong somehow. Like it matters, Mohammad, Muhammad, Mahamad.
>>36780323Good. I suggest we now focus on research, decoding the mage's memories into something understandable.
Rolled 7, 8 = 15 (2d20)>>36780379The new dawn has arrivedand new mission is set:To decode the memory cube
Is OP the same one that was running the Homonculi Civ thread the last two days? Can't find the new thread if there is one or if OP gave up when it was getting good
>>36780395The unrest of gnolls started in the mine, they refuse to work and start to bash their claws against iron walls.The Hephaestus II manages to decode some information, it's about gnolls settlements, to the north there is another, bigger gnolls city
>>36780468No, different OP. There were 4-5 different civ threads yesterday.
>>36780471Crush the rebellion. Make it clear what happens to rebels by executing the gnoll leaders.
>>36780507Damn, ok. Several names here like Calcium Wizard and a Thought Node were in the thread so I was curious. Sorry to distract
>>36780471Sedate the revolt the usual way, if at all possible. To send the message efficiently, flay the new alpha alive with the crystal mining equipment. Send the hunters to scout the northen city.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>36780527Though node 00 is main GM, Im second GM>>36780523We sent 4 fighting robots to rebels, lets see how tough they are
>>36780559Instead of killing him, why don't we beat the shit out of him? So we don't lose slaves?
>>36780583Gnoll's understanding of power mechanics dictates for the winner to slay the loser, I believe: anything less would imply the lack of power to do so. If I'm mistaken, a non-lethal approach is of course preferrable.
>>367805671/2Our robots couldn't find the leader at first, but then the gnoll with fireball in his hand jumped from the shadows and started to throw fire at our robots, 4 other gnolls joined him
>>36780583I'm under the working assumption that holding meatbags as a workforce is a temporary solution. They cannot be trusted, they are unpredictable, and their needs are incompatible with our own. The gnolls are also excessively violent. Were they a more docile race.. perhaps. Moreover we lack food. We do not hunt, or forage, for the meatbags, and I believe it's counterproductive to send a drone to do so as he can be used elsewhere. It is best to kill the alpha male in front of his pack, take him away, and cook him to serve as fuel for the remaining pack. Repeat as needed. It's merely a situation where I think we should hope to maximize our gain while they're still with us.
Welp, gotta go to work
>>36780674I don't know, Hitler. That seems excessive.
>>36780639our jitsu robots used nonlethal robot fighting style to take 2 of them down, fightan robot nonlethaly cut two of the other gnolls who joined the rebelion, The big robot(i forgot his name) blocked several fireballs with his shiled before it melted, He then shot from balista at mage right in the right hand. The gnoll mage colapses on the ground and starts to bleed. Fightan bot is a bit damaged and big boss is overheated, we can safe the mage if we work fast and test him. The rebelion is suprased
>>36780674Seconded. If possible, in the process of cooking the leader (and succesively the rest of the tribe), important body parts should be stored for eventual usege.
>>36780730They have caused damage that outweighs their worth, Exterminate them.
oh, I need to go for 45 mins. Can anyone overtake GMing?
>>36780726What is a "Hitler", Node?>>36780730Dealing with the aftermath of this daily rioting aside, we should upgrade all our mining drones with the new crystal drill. It should be standard on all new mining drones as well.
>>36780786Nonsense, doing so would deprive us of their possible future work.
So you're telling me it's time to play extreme slave labor gnoll edition?Well put them on half rations so they're too weak to rebel and set daily quotas.
>>36780865An alpha pack soon emerges and claims much of the rations for himself. He gains further strength and the gap between him and the rest of the pack increases. Weak or not, alpha leads, betas follow. We've repeated this cycle several times already. They're down to, what, 11 gnolls or so? Just consider the amount of metal they dug for us during their state, and deduct it from the damage to our drones during their riots. Still a favorable outcome. Hopefully we can boost our economy with a new generation of miner bots, and manufacture more of them. Perhaps we'll be able at some point create several drones per cycle, foregoing all need for meatbag labor.
>>36780962Good. Now seal the mine and let them starve. It's time to end this gnoll expedition.
>>36780979Seconded. At the moment our mining activities seem to be self-sufficient, ever moreso since we upgraded our equipment. Gnolls are now valuable solely as the sum of the bodily components we could extract and utilise
>>36780979I think we can still make use of the remaining gnolls. 11 gnolls compared to 6 minerdrones. They're rioting 0.1% of the time and working for the rest. The more they drop in numbers the less risk of any damage as well. I say we keep killing the emerging alpha male and feed him to the rest. Recycle as much as possible. Besides, we apparently need the brains so 11 at once might be too much to process in time before they rot.Either way, in a few cycles they'll be terminated in this pace. Might as well gather make use of them.
>>36781066They are occupying and damaging our military drones, in the event of attack, this could be instrumental in our downfall
>>36781109Our military drones have no tasks, in this manner they're at least facilitating increased production. Besides, you're referring to an event that lasts no more than an hour, and at best will be repeated only one more time. Measure that with the metal gain which could amount to two or three new drones before they fully expire.We have never lost a drone, only a total of 5 were lightly damaged. We held dozens of gnolls for several cycles which benefited us with metal to create new drones. In every aspect their presence is beneficial.
>>36781179I disagree with the evalutation. The time wasted quelling prisings and repairing drones could easily be used in a far more productive manner. I suggest a compromise, seal the gnolls in, and inform them that they will be fed when goods are mined. Avoiding any waste of time on our part, and gaining resources as normal.
>>36781260This could work. If we craft some sort of food slot, much like prison. They pass the metals through containment chamber much like spaceships use for moving in and out.
>>36781260I see no reason to object.
>>36781307Good to hear.
>>36781358We have reached a consensus!Which never really mattered since we don't use numbers anymore. Seriously if we kept the economy we'd have enough metal by now for doubling our populationI also pushed for removing RNG bonuses and numbers but I'd really like the HUD standard in op posts and the basic economy back
I try to keep the economy running -miningbots - 5 (25 metal/day each)fighting robots -4 (2 jitsu robots, fightan robot and big boss)science robots - 2 Hephaestus' IIlogistics - 3 gnollbots, Hermesunused - 2 constructsGnolls - 12 in normal condition (10 metal/day each), 2 injured, mage heavily injured Resources: 700 metal (235 metal/day), gnoll food for 2 daysBuildings: x2 towers near the base armed with big crossbows, lab, smithery, prison, underground quarters, 2x tunnels (1 for gnolls, 1 for mining bots) Researches:- mini-capacitor, bipedalism, bow/crossbow, brain-circuits, claws, wizard books
>>36781844Upgrade the iron pickaxe mining drones to the new crystal drill schematic. If we're able, build more mining drones as well but someone else should give the second action.
Rolled 18, 5 = 23 (2d20)>>36781844mission for now>build >then upgrade all miningbots
>>36782070Hephaestus' easily build new minebots (+2 minebots for 80*2 iron) and then upgraded all ramining bot picks to crystal drills ( for 5*10 iron and 5 small crystals)miningbots - 7 (30 metal/day and 1 crystal/day each)Resources: 490 Metal(340/day), 2 big crystals, 1 small crystal (7/day), 2 days of meals
>>36781844Construct a Larger, quadrupedal military robot, capable of mounting a larger ballista and carrying other robots, a vehicle robot of sorts.
Bump for wizard robots. none wants to insert mages brain into empty robot shell :(
>>36782140What is our best combat drone? Fightan robot, big boss or jitsu robots? I recall one of them isn't even researched, just found it in the dungeon.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>36782300The new day cometh and both Hephaestus' start their work on greatest project ever made, Pegasus I
>>36782345And they fail miserably.
>>36782313Big boss, he is big, has shield, balista and big sword. >>36782345Pegasus I is not their finest work, yet. We used 175 metal but he is not functional for now
We could try to fix Pegasus or find food for gnolls, we have 1 extra day of food left
>>36782399Finish Pegasus I prototype. Which is the unresearched drone? The Jitsu bots? We should assimilate their technology.
>>36782432Screw the gnolls. We kill the healthiest one (evidently the alpha male that took most of the rations) and serve him back to them.
>>36782436They are researched, void spear is not researched and we have 2 non-functional constructs>>36782452We served dead wizard Alfa male to them (now 3 days of food). It was so fast that we can do one more thing
>>36782481I think the void spear was the first think we ever researched. It just never came with a power battery to function.
>>36782481Finish the Pegasus I
>>36782563I think that's already in the waiting list.What about, build another mining drone?
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36782436The Hephaestus' starts to fix Pegasus I
Hi guys, it's been about 8 hours and I am back. I see you guys ran into Godwin's law>>36780726Just as a note on the setting, at least what I had planned out. The great civilization is decidedly anti machine, but human, not on elf tech hating levels.Gnolls are commonly used as slave labor, but since you're machines and suck at magic you run into a problem. The way most civilizations make use of gnolls when they're not in wandering tribes is to use minor mind control to delete rebellious thoughts and funnel their rage into working harder.As for mining, the suggestion about the "airlock" to trap the gnolls in the mine while facilitating transfer of food and metal, is commonly used and works well, at least for the others.There still are a few rebellions every now and then because gnolls always make alpha males, no amount of slaughtering the alpha male will stop that. The problem comes when the alpha male knows magic and is immune to mind altering effects.I can GM to give calcium a rest for about 45 minutes, then real life stuff must be done. Also, you guys should be running out of iron and crystal veins soon, veins of minerals don't last forever.
>>36782601They tried to recalibrate quadrupled leg system but in stead broken everything, even used 50 metal
>>36782663I like how you run thread, you got better story telling than I do.
>>36782663We should build a brain robot, tomorrow Btw we got 490+340-150-50 iron
>>36782663Yeah we already exhausted an iron vein last thread. We should probably scan and dig more.>>36782667Oh well. Everything is a learning experience. I'd like to think the hassle is just in the prototype design process and it's a smoother sailing when it reaches standard manufacture, after you assimilate the blueprint.
Rolled 49, 100 = 149 (2d100)>>36782753Okay, running, I'll keep the economy system in, but no more numbers than that, the metal unit system is good because it causes tensionWe have exhausted the mine completely we now have 800 metal units and plenty of crystals to do stuff withSo orders>Research magic brains and such>scan for another iron deposit
>>36782838Because Hephaestus has some experience with screwing up with brains, he knows what not to do and makes up for his blunders. He delves into the arcane secrets heavily encrypted in the memory cube he built earlier. He manages to isolate the key variables involved in magic casting and cross references them with our own brains>conf
>>36782838Scan for more Iron
>>36782870He determines that machine brains cannot cast magic. However, a Borg would be sufficient. By this point the wizards brain has rotted past integration with a Borg, it can still be used as tissue. He evaluates our Borgs and determines that with a few repairs, about 10 metal each, they can receive an implant to allow them to cast spells, maybe. For this, we do require a more recent brain skilled in magic, normal gnoll brains won't help at this point. The current alpha male will work well for this, seeing as he is dangerous with his immunity to mind altering effects and needs to be eliminated anyway.>cont
>>36782930By wiring in portions of a magic brain and some supplements from any brain that uses magic, no matter the decay, so the human wizards brain would work, we could give them the ability to cast spells. Unfortunately, these brains will require food, requiring monthly maintenance to make sure the food doesn't gum up their inner workings.Fortunately, this gives us a good enough reason to forage food for the gnolls and stop depleting our workforce to feed them.
>>36782973I suggest husbandry as a method for efficient biomass acquisition.
>>36782973Hermes climbs up to the top of the magic tower and finds iron instantly. It's a bit of a ways away, in the mountain foothold where the wizards tower was. It will take about two weeks or so to completely mine out, giving us plenty of metal, enough to get some major projects done. We currently have 700, we used 200 to build a mobile airlock for mining.
>>36782999Wait, wasn't it stated (By Node 00 or Calcium) that the mage used magic to create food for his pack? Can this method be exploited?
The five combat drones lead the gnolls to the new mining area and they dig themselves into the hillside. Shortly before the night falls, Hephaestus is able to install one wall of the airlock. By the time night falls, the gnolls have gotten close to the iron seam and will be able to start mining it out by tomorrow.
>>36783003Well, let's finish off the Pegasus then, now we have mining sorted.
>>36783031We need robot brain mage
>>36783031Not at our current level of magic mastery. We could run some basic spell programs to decrease rebellion. Also, I'm not sure if I made if clear, but unless you guys feel it would be better otherwise, the Mage was originally a human wizard. The current alpha male is a gnoll mage
>>36779138could...could we make a Wizard robot???can robot's will wizard's brain do magic??????
Okay taking orders for the next day>initiate project spell caster (involves harvesting gnoll Mage brain)>finish Pegasus>explore above ground>scan for livestock (the gnolls will need food tomorrow)
>>36783064That's my plan for 2 threads already
>>36783088Finish Pegasus.Project Spell caster.Also I hope we sent a few combat drones to escort the mining expedition.
>>36783088Pegasus tomorrow, today we send hunters to get food
let's make human bacon.
Rolled 14 (1d20)Initiating cycleThe sun rises as we send over an extra drone to accompany the 3 combat drones waiting outside the airlock. Their objective, extract the Mage gnoll and neutralize him.
>>36783154do we still have the mage's body?we can grind it up to feed later to his brain.
>>36783064robotwizard.jpg can't download because on surface
>>36783155The mission goes well. The gnolls do not attempt to rush out of their holding pen. The combat drones march in, the gnolls recoil in fear and stride to the one with a chest wound. Six hands clamp down, holding down his arms, legs, and chest. Two more hands come down to rest on the sides of his head, a brief pause, and then a snapping noise.The gnolls start up, clutching their mining tools aggressively, centurion threateningly loads his ballista, the gnolls back down.>conf
>>36783234To prevent further rebellion by displaying graphic sights, the robots respectfully drag out the gnolls body before slicing open his head. In a messy spray of blood and goop, Hephaestus retrieves the brain. He rushes if over and performs surgery on a deactivated Borg, carefully dissecting the brain and piecing in the wizards decaying tissues.As he closes up the head with a snap to move onto the next Borgs, the four combat drones cook up the wizards body and toss it into the airlock. The gnolls recognize their old human tormentor and tear in with a look of happiness they haven't know for a month.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>36783295Hepaestus goes about fixing Pegasus so we can have five combat drones.
>>36783320Pegasus would render big boss obsolete. We should melt it down at some point to make more pegasus units.
>>36783320Pegasus is finished. The ballista sits on his back protruding through his chest like big boss. This time Hephaestus added a special touch, an auto loader. No longer are the days of fumbling Hermes trying to load in the ballista bolts. A smooth mechanism whips out the bolts from the quiver and slams them into the ballista.Resources1000 units of metalA heap of crystals6 mining bots2 constructors5 combat drones, 2 with ballistae10 gnolls, well fed, will last for 5 days.
>>36783355Big boss is Pegasus, I think, he's switched around names. The only difference is that big boss has auto loading capabilities.Taking orders for the next day
>>36783320One day we should make wings for Pegasus I
>>36783363Attempt to weaponize spinning blades, like a militarized combine harvester
>>36783363I suggest we take 2 gnolls and fused them together to make one supergnoll.
>>36783376It's a new unit made from scratch that takes some inspiration from big boss >>36782300But whatever works.
>>36783387Only quads can defeat him?
>>36783363We should build a factory that can build more robots
>>36783436Assembly line factory. Sounds awesome. Hephaestus can then specialize in research and prototype construction, before it heads to the assembly line.
>>36783387a fraken knoll with a ballista on his shoulder.yes.
00 you're here?
Rolled 18, 1 = 19 (2d20)Looks like 00 is not here. Hephaestus starts to strike the metal and soon the work on assembly line starts.Meanwhile second Hephaestus starts to experiment on the bigger crystals for military purposes
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>36783935I'm here, for a short amount of time, Hephaestus one is still on brain duty, rolling for success
>>36783989Hephaestus has finished his work on the Borgs. Time to test them. Tightening the screws that hold their brain jars shut and tucking in the frayed wires, he drags them into the lab. He carefully lies them down and connects their cables into the energy dispenser. Hephaestus 2 reaches up and pulls down the switch, releasing a blast of energy into their brains. They all twitch and emit squeaks of surprise. The two constructor robots open up their heads to inspect the brain jars. Hephaestus 1 moans in disappointment, one of the brains was fried, there's no way well be able to use if for anything beyond basic magic. The other brains are in prime condition.Hephaestus pulls out one of the wizards old books and hooks the Borgs up to the memory cube.Which spell shall we learn?>hands of flameSets anything they touch while activated on fire and cast project short bursts of flame>charmSuppress selected thoughts, but only until the spell expires, upon which, the feelings return.>healRepairs fleshy meatbags, can be used as first aid on Borgs to slow rotting of flesh and decaying of brains.
>>36784012Charm , we will soon learn better magic but this will do against rebellion
>>36784012I meant to post this as Hephaestus just before all the robots went to sleep as if Hephaestus stayed up to do brain science. This is not part of today's work
Rolled 11 (1d20)As the three gnoll Borgs are hooked up to the memory cube, Hephaestus pulls the switch again, releasing yet another burst of energy.
>>36784193Arcane energy, once used to power internal motors wirelessly courses into the borg's brain and the memory cube. Sizzling with red, green, blue, yellow, purple, and orange lines and sparks, the memory cube twitches. It levitates above the ground shortly, and then with a popping noise, it falls to the ground.
>>36784216The three gnoll Borgs can now cast charm. However, in order to do so, they need working vocal cords, something they don't have. With a wave of a hand and a few arcane words, they can charm one gnoll for the day. This will lower the chances of another gnoll rebellion. They can either suppress thoughts of rebellion or thoughts of alpha male elections. This only lasts for one day and will only work on the gnolls. With further developments, it may be able to charm multiple gnolls, suppress both thoughts, suppress different thoughts, or work on things other than gnolls.It requires a d100 roll each time the gnolls attempt to cast it. If they go above a fifty, they suceed. Below a fifty, it only takes partial effect and if their are any strong rebellious or alpha male sentiments, it will only work for half the day. If they fail 1-10 then the gnolls just become angrier and may revolt instantly. If they critically win, 90-100, they may apply one of the additional effects listed above or quell stronger thoughts.
And with that, I bid you goodnight tg, calcium, you can keep running the thread, or any of the other nodes. The only way you can get better at writing or GMing is to practice.
>>36783935After the long night the new day cometh, The assembly line rises from nothing in matter of hours. It's connected to our lab and helps Hephaestus to build robots faster.Yet another fail experiment in our lab, we can't build weaponized crystals, maybe we just need to give them another try?
Try the crystals again. This time, get Hephaestus to throw the dead gnoll Mage body on the altar and carve the sign of the holy gear into it while chanting a prayer to the RNG gods, that worked last time.Shouldn't we build another Hephaestus, assembly lines don't really work with two people?Also, how much metal do we have, last time 00 posted, we had 1000, but we've built Pegasus, made an airlock for the gnolls, and done some science. Also, the gnolls have been mining for another day.
The HUD update:~1200 iron (180+100/day)Bunch of crystals6 mining bots2 constructors5 combat robots4 recon robots , 3 gnollbots and 1 Hermes10 knolls , 4 days of food
>>36784546When'd we get recon robots?
>>36784419The crystal is tough but brittle. Perhaps use them as sharp long claws rather than working a large blade. They won't work well on larger platforms but would be perfect for average or small size combat drones.
>>36784565 for long time 3 gnollbprgs and Hermes, they are all recon robots
>>36784579Maybe if we look in the books of the wizard we can see if he found a way to make them stronger. He must have poked around with crystals at some point.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>36784496Hephaestus sacrifices knolls body praying to the RNG gods for success then he heads to the lab, picks his old instruments and starts to work
>>36784642Oh god, I hope the gods can cover this one
>>36784579Like so>>36784609That sounds like the school of geomancy
>>36784658>Dammit Jim, I'm an RNG god, not a magician
>>36784642Not even gods can help Hephaestus, while he manages to make spinning blade, crystals won't hold. We require much work on it in the future. Meanwhile our other robots have some stuff to work on, what shall they do?
Archived athttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36776918I think we should send the gnoll Borgs, stripped of the flesh to prevent a riot, to the gnolls, use charm, all three on one gnoll to be safe, in order to interrogate them about the greater human civilization.
>>36784791We require to give them vocal chords in order to cast charm
>>36784858Research a vocal chords box and implement it.Build more mining bots.
>>36784920I agree but not with the mining bots, we want to charm up the gnolls before we release our SIX mining bots into the mine.I think we should scan for another iron deposit and get the next mine set up for when the gnolls exhaust the iron seam
Either find animals to husband or plants to farm for gnolls, do they even eat veggies? We need to feed them and our Borgs otherwise riots may be more likely to occur and the Borg brains rot, and we don't have any wizard brains on hand.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36784920One job left today and so unhappy about crystals Hephaestus sits in the lab, he knows that to lose is way of science, so you can succeed one day. He takes bunch of old blueprints, scrap metal and starts to work on vocal chords
>>36785016Oh poor Hephaestus, now would be a good time for the RNG gods to smile down on our sacrifice, maybe we can try some metal if carving up an already dead gnoll wasn't enough. How much metal do we have by the way?
>>36785062We have close to 1200 metal>>36785016The vocal chords work, but only can produce strange sound, not voice for sure(maybe use it as weapons?)
>>36785011Most hyenas are carnivores. There's only one type that's omnivore. I think gnolls look more like the carnivore ones.
>>36785129Just popping in for a short bit. The gnoll Mage was able to fling fireballs, and gnolls don't really talk. If they are able to emit any noise in any language, even binary beeps or whatever our robots speak in, they can cast a spell.Also, can we just rip them out of centurion, he said I am the alpha male earlier on.
>>36785154Animal husbandry it is. Commence scanning for farmable fleshbags
>>36785129Maybe we can use it for fear factor in the future but for truly offensive purposes I don't see it working in the open field. Imagine that sound the tripods make in war of the worlds.>>36784969I wasn't aware we don't use our mining bots. Figured gnolls are under watch and in small numbers so it's not an issue anymore. We should scan for more veins then.
>>36785187Plot holes they are everywhere. Hephaestus understood his biggest mistake, he was trying to invent the wheel, our Centurion already had vocal chords. After 2 hours of gnollbots improvment they're ready to cast spells
>>36785281I think you meant reinvent
So, are we going to charm the gnolls into working or sure during valuable information
Rolled 1 (1d20)The new day cometh The knolls work on the new mines, not really any about it and neither happy. With new vocal chords we can charm their leader. The leader is the biggest one, he works hardest and gets for it more food, he already has authority over knolls1250iron3 days of food
>>36785449The gnolls are going crazy. I TOLD YOU WE SHOULD HAVE KILLED THEM I TOLD YOU ALL!!!!But in all seriousness those rolls though...
>>36785472It's not gnoll event, but rather something bigger and more complex......... Or is it?
How do we get we charm their leader out of a one. Are they hiding it. Didn't node 00 say a one would make them angrier.I actually think its two days of food. Seeing as yesterday we had three. However, I've been reading x days of food as x days until gnolls need feeding.
>>36785529It's hard to keep up
Rolled 10, 18, 15 = 43 (3d20)>>36785529It wasn't our move roll, but overworld roll.Now we roll for charm.Our 3 gnoll approach mine , the leader comes closer to take a look at them, then our robots try to use new spell they lerned
>>36785620The charm works great. We "talked" with him and for small price of bigger ratio gnolls will work harder and won't riot
>>36785620What's an over world roll?
>>36785781This time it's happiest migration. They are not very friendly to robots
>>36785891Harpies* , damn autocorrect
>>36785963;-; must it be harpies?w-what about crystalids. That connects so well
>>36785994Look at it this way. From what I could read from the civ thing image starter post, we don't have much to worry about. The worst that could happen is that they attack and steal all our shinies. Besides, they're glass cannons and don't have much skill in ranged combat, we do. And we have anti air, two ballistae, centurion and Pegasus, and three metal crossbows. One on the blacksmith and two on the towers, that freaking auto load!The worst that happens is they set up shop somewhere and start breeding, like, well, harpies.
Calcium, are you there, or just writing?
>>36786499Oh it's not that. I just have a mental list of the most boring races on that list and harpies are there along with bullywugs, centaurs and cyclops.
>>36786584What's wrong with bullywugs? Just not enough interesting options?
>>36786499Idk somehow I can see this going badly considering it was a crit failure that was rolled.
>>36786626Yeah, I'm assuming the harpies come over in a swarm, start parthogenising like hell, and make off with all our shinies. I think the crit fail was for that the harpies come at all, not the infestation
>>36786609Can't really place it. Maybe it's bad first impression from that old thread where they all sing and rhyme, but I just don't like them much.
Anyone want to take over for calcium, Node 00, are you there?
>>3678674500 is dead, it's all calcium.
>>36786808And by dead I mean sleeping
I am back! I am a light sleeper, and I couldn't resist checking on the thread to see what's going on.It seems as though all the nodes who were playing along have gone to sleep, didn't one of them say he ran on Europe time? Calcium appears to be planning something, I don't want to ruin it, taking away from his chance to foster his story skills.However, if TG feels I should take over for a bit, I shall, and then I shall return to my bed until I see y'all next morning.
>>36786965I wish we had calcium answer us... Then we'd know if he went MIA or if he's actually planning something
>>36787023Okay, I'll wait and keep tabs on this thread.
>>36787046If calcium doesn't show up, I will start a thread tomorrow begining with a plague of harpies. It would be a shame if calcium went MIA, he was my only co GM, and in four days I'm going to be gone, as in no meaningful internet access, for ten whopping days.
Anybody still there?
I'm here. I've been trying to o catch up on three different threads since I got off work.