Ok, people. We've finally finished the paperwork and we can start work on the new world. You've all been chosen to participate on this committee for whatever reason, so now, we need to make a world to impress the guys upstairs. If we successfully make a world and it DOESN'T fall apart, we might get promotions. First order of business is, what kind of land masses do we want? I've got an ocean set up, but we need to decide the type of land we want to put on.
Here's what we have to work with. It's very...oceany. Fuck, we have to pick some land. So, do we want>Lots of small continents/ many islands>Medium sized continents/ few islands>One large continent/ nearly no islands
>>36783917Les have one medium/large sized continent and a huge amount of islands surrounding it.
>>36783917One big super-continent.
>>36783892>Dat picFuck, it must have been influenced by goatse.
The Only Reason I agreed on this is to fill credentials to make my own plane. So, lets get this over with. How's an archipelago of many little islands Sound ?
>>36783932>>36783952>>36783955According to the parliamentary rules in the Divine Court, I'm going to need you to identify yourself before you comment. I've got to keep notes otherwise I'll get fired.
>>36783892>world building committee>designed by committeeThis explains more than you'd think...
>>36783917Let us have all the islands. I am fine with one central continent, as long as there are islands aplenty. This will be great for making our world diverse.
>>36783932this is a good idea
One big giant continent is the way to go. Otherwise one continent will just rise of to dominance and it'll go to shit.
>>36783977Bloody casuals. The shit you put up with after you pass minor deities. Do you got the memo abou tectonic movements ? Making a huge continent might bite us in the ass in the long run
>>36784042It's not a 'might', it's a 'will'. There was already a world where we tried going full Pangaea, and look at it now.Lest we inflict shenanigans with being split by tectonic movements onto our soon-to-be fledgling races, let's just go straight to islands, shall we?
Ok, it seems we're having a little bit of a divide. So, let's have a vote. Please respond to this message and only vote once (Yes, Steve, I know you have multiple heads, but you get ONE vote per consciousness. Don't be a little bitch about it) Do we want>One Super Continent>Various Islands
>>36784087One less than super continent with a huge amount if islands surrounding it.
>>36783932I support this idea. We can break it off into smaller continents later on if the need arises.
>>36784087I'm up for islands. As I mentioned above, I wouldn't mind if there's a big continent, as long as there are islands.Just please, don't make one huge landmass, it is a recipe for racial disaster.
>>36784087>One Super ContinentCan we at least get two or three islands to go along with it? Maybe a volcanic archipelago?
>>36784087One big fucking continent. Imagine the storms and the wastelands.Imagine he empires
>>36784135>>36784130>>36784119>>36784116>>36784146>>36784146>>36784171Honestly we seem to have enough of a split decision between islands and super continents, with enough support for my idea >>36784119 and >>36783932
>>36784087Fuck you, me and my five heads do what we want!>One big continent named after your main man Streve>One big continent named after your main man Streve>One big continent named after your main man Streve>One big continent named after your main man Streve>One big continent named after your main man Streve>One big continent named after your main man Streve
I'd like to put in my vote for the supercontinent.I'd like huge tracts of land, mountains that touch the sky, deep caves beneath the surface. Sounds lovely don't you think?
Ok, it seems like we've reach a good consensus that we can have one large continent as long as there are still SOME islands. (I assumed there would be some, since the builders will probably drop some rocks on accident an claim they made the island for 'aesthetics'. our funding isn't that great...)>>36784207THAT'S ONE VOTE, STREVE. JUST THE ONE.
Oh, were using a standard sphere? Pity, I was hoping to be assigned a flatworld or floating island. >>36784087Aw hell, let's go with islands. Helps with quarantine if one of us messes up on the early days. Just one little flood and whoops, all gone.Reminds me of one fellow I knew who had to wipe clean a civilisation. Atlantaens? Something like thag
>>36784171Oh dear, we got a Freshman. At least he is not that Preeny Unconquerable sunshine I worked on the last project, that asshole
>>36784226Just as planned.
>>36784207At least spell your own name right, Steve.Also, >>36784145 passed minor deity class now.
>>36784235Spider knows the wasteland. Spider knows Signpost.
>>36784234Ohh, did someone say 'floating island'? I think we may be onto something there~
>>36784293Floating Islands are all well and good, but how are we going to get them to stay up there on a budget? More importantly, what are the effects of a hurricane on a floating island?
>Lots of Small Continents, many islandsOceans mean life! We cannot have everyone simply ignoring the vastness of the ocean. And I need space for my coral reefs
>>36784347I may have an idea, but we need a lot of sky iron.Anyone capable of redirecting some minor celestial bodies?
>>36784293>>36784347Honestly, considering my domain includes miners I really have to argue against it to be the norm. Aesthetically though.. love them. Still, maybe a few floating islands wouldn't be bad. Enchanted stone and crystals are classics to power them. Do we have a resident nature deity yet? Enchanted trees causing floating islands could be interesting. Dangerous, but interesting.
>>36784347 Not to mention water source. Unles it got some infinite raining fuckery or you got pals in the water planes, that island is going to turn in a barren rock
>>36784250Fuck you! Streve will spell his name however he wants!I can't wait for y'all shitheads to create some people in your stupid little world so that I can make them into douchebags! STREVE RULES!
>>36784380There are at least two Sea deities here, so rain shouldn't be a massive problem, but we should probably try to avoid the whole ever flowing waterfall thing.
>>36784361Not after the last incident sir. The first world is still digging up bones from the last time.>>36784372I believe we have guidelines on how to make they 'safe'. Apparently placing it above a small ocean makes it 'safe' so we must refer to it as such.
Ok, so I just got off the line with the contractors. This is the rough image they say it will take, but the next time we meet it'll look a lot nicer. Not that we've got that out of the way, here's the real problem. Our budget is allowing us 3, and only three, sentient races. Now, you've all worked on many different planes, so I'm sure you'll love to share.But, EVERYONE GETS ONE RACE. Ok? Suggest a race, argue why we should pick that one, and then when it dies down we can vote on which ones we like. I'll abstain so that I can count the votes.
>>36784414I'll fix up some weather pattens once we are certain of where land is going to go. The sea powers the winds, if you recall
>>36784437Also, note, that the world has been divided into 4 quadrants on the map. That'll be useful later when we're assigning who is living where and what kind of landmarks to put in each.
>>36784405Steve, you know Khorne ? The guy with the god killing sword ? First proper project I made was his brass Citadel, he owes me one. If you keep acting like this, you'll see your essence drained faster than you can blink. Now shut yer trap and play along
Hey, are we even going high magic? I missed the last meeting where the budget was discussed. >>36784437Three? Shit. Okay, give me a second. Need to check my notes and consolidate.. Can probably lose the beard.. >>36784361Oh hey, quick check on Domains before we get schisms down the road. You get stone and I get metals? Going to get a fair amount of overlap no matter what.Need to work out who's the patron of mines and miners too...
>>36784437I would love to have some mer-folk or sahuagin, but if those are off the table, how about some flying elves?
>>36784360I agree with deep bodies of water. In the dark depths of marine trenches the there is room for many things to grow and lurk.With this many seas and other interesting geography surely we must also find a way to utilize the dug out land mass. No reason to let it go to waste.I propose mountains. A vast mountain range or a single large peak. To give variety and places for different things to exist hidden from the untrained eye.
>>36784437Alright, alright, hear me out here.I propose a race of dudes who can shapeshift over time into different forms and materials. Like, their dudes can manipulate their flesh so that they might take on the qualities of a certain animal and really advanced bros could harden their skin over time so that they were as hard as rock. They should also have big dicks so that all dem women of other races be like ooooOooooooOoOOoOoooh and shit. 10/10 race. Someone needs to come up with a good name for these faggots though
it would be nice to have some larger body of water INSIDE the supercontinent, and some islads on it. would make a good bastion or a separated nation on it. also the people in the centre of the land don't have to rely on seasonal waters as much.
>>36784437Only three sentient races this time? What a horrendous economy we live in.After the last incident involving those completely wild frog people, I think I shall bind my race to the sea this time. I'm thinking crabs... they're pretty hardy, and suchBut if that doesn't work out, I'm building reefs. to make up for all that lack of archipelagos.
>>36784437Really? I'd like to speak for mine then.Their names I don't know, they haven't told me what their name is yet.They are earth and stone and ancient bone.They walk in deep places and along where the earth takes them.Their skin is stone or sand or slate, and their eyes are gemstones burning in the night.They move like man, they speak like grinding earth and mountain slides.They see in dark as easy as day, but the sun blinds them when they aren't used to it.They dig their way through the world and create their cities beneath the earth or on the endless dunes of sand, their craft is impressive as it is timeless. They are stoic, they are quiet, and they are happy.>>36784500I had figured you were more for the creation of things, for the carved and worked. And I was of the natural state, the mountain and the cave and the ore, not the city and the bridge and the sword like you.
>>36784437I say we go with Dwarves. Tough and redolent, higher chances of survivability if we fuck it up. Which we probably will
>>36784437With only three races surely there will be some leftover material. Not much, but enough for lone, unique creatures to exist. Not much mass is required for such things compared to dominant races with large populations. Surely there is beauty in uniqueness of one of a kind creatures that will never dominate the land but give it something.. different
>>36784482A few words to say before you are able to do so, you will be in front of me? In order that a bed television, and because they are hid Al- top class Seals My fleet, you know it was more than 300 established me in swaddling clothes. Catus War I, which come in, and above all things, a sniper eros. I're just doing the goals. Tell tits love for sawing false celebrity before he was taken out of my fucking. Lorem can suffer without the talking? Think again, and loved. We are, rather, to say that you have been, we must prepare a watchman to the worms in the United States and now in the rule of the garments to make IP network. Called poor lifestyle. I want to have children, died. When I do that, so that it can be, not, can not come to 107, which are to be done by the hand of his. Damn little bunch of unarmed combat expert, can not access our oil use extension continents and perfectly wiped me deeply. It is not enough, if it, but the punishment of, depressed, only sex I do not find a place in the well-known. But it is not, does not exist, and now we're a fool, is the price. 1 fury of shit, your life. You are the people who get killed.
how about some avian species, living in the mountains' frozen clouds/whatever. They would make nice overseers for the first few millenia before the rest can get to them, pretty sure intelligent carnivorous birds, if made properly, could nicely prolong the dark ages, and at the same time providing a common foe, a motor for innovation
>>36784347Magnets! No really, magnetic rock on a geosynchronous orbit at low altitude just above a magnetic rock deposit of the opposite polarity. Follow so far? Good~>>36784380We'll get water elementals to operate the whole water cycle thing. The poor guys rarely even get summoned, much less see society; they'll grab this offer dead, hook, line, and sinker.>>36784437...Aaaand here we go, calling northwest quadrant's minor isles for floating ones~
>>36784552I agree about Dwarves.It would be a waste to let all those underground landmasses go unexplored and exploited. They are like the sea. They give a new dimension to potential areas of Creation. The surface is flat. There is limited room but the underground gives us all more room to show what we really can do with this place. We need a race to dwell in them.
>>36784600Water elementals, you say? I'll get right on that once you've figured out how to ignore this worlds gravity AGAIN...
>>36784600We can talk about the landmarks and extra stuff after we finish the big things like this. Plus the contractors need to build the stuff first. >>36784500Magic is the next thing on the agenda after we've got this life thing down.
>>36784625Honestly? Dwarves are so lackluster, and overdone. It's the same thing over and over again, grab a lump of clay, squeeze half heartedly, animate. Done.Boring.Not to mention I don't like the little bastards.
>>36784625How about we divide the world up into three areas for the three different races.The mermen/slaughtainfuckheads/ and crab people get the oceanThe dwarfs get the underground areas of the super continent.The other race gets the surface.Tat way, they can all peacefully evolve in their own ways and form unique cultures.
>>36784659At least they're not the races that were added in my last project. Once they settled onto the second continent, they just murdered everything they found, land and sea alike.Ahh, what were they called again..? Oh yes. 'Humans'
>>36784437While completely supportive of these arguments for flying/water-dwelling species, as well as avians, I'd like to make the case for a feline race. Nothing like those untamed worlds of catgirls or wild beasts or anything; but something with qualities that let them stalk prey easily and adapt to the night, trees, and have cuddling qualities.Just a suggestion. None of us exist, anyways, so you can pretend I didn't say this if you don't like it.
>>36784696That's what I'm saying, if we're all going to be unimaginative like that we might as well just go with the human dwarf and elf formula, ugh.
>>36784659But think of all those things of beauty and awe formed of rock and mineral. So many underground caverns and mineral deposits, all one of a kind, just waiting, never to be seen unless there is someone to discover them.I'm not saying that it should be Dwarves. Those buggers keep digging up things they are not ment to but we do need something to fill that niche.
>>36784626Well uh, you should have listened to the first part of my suggestion I think. I mean, I could always just go 'We'll power it with shiny magic crystals and more magic!', but it's getting kind of cliche.>>36784504Flying elves sounds good. In fact, floating islands and flying elves sounds very good. This has my blessing.
>>36784600And the moment the first fucking wizard casts a bloody teleportation spell in the island risks to reverse the pull. Too risky. I speak of experience : Mortal WILL fuck the natural order of things if you give them half a chance
>>36784549Ah, gotcha. Might see if I can apply for an extended Domain, be a god of the Craft than the Forge. Can't overspecialise in a small pantheon like this.So, share miners? A crafted space within the wild. >>36784552Dwarves? A little old hat. We won't impress by making another man-dorf-elf world. >>36784437Right. Right, okay. Got my ideas down. Got a druid god friend, helps design these things.Grab a basic kobold, maybe nab some from a world about to be destroyed. They're fairly good diggers and artificers already -yes of course that's why I'm suggesting them I'm Forge- now increase the eyes for low light. Give them some natural armor, make them more.. Burrowing than normal. And there we get a distinctive digging inquisitive inventive race with minimal hassle.Plus we don't have to get any gnomes, overpriced dwarf knock-offs...
>>36784701I feel like your the type of god who wears a fedora and gets angry when I get my favored races to make fun of your animes.
So far, this is the possible list (very generalized)>Merfolk>Shapeshifters (NOT RAPE MACHINES, STREVE. But I'm fond of shapeshifters)>Dwarves>Elementals of different flavors>Avians>Flying Elves>Beastfolk>Specialized KoboldsAm I missing anything?>>36784701...How did Central approve your dominion? The paperwork must have been horrendous.
>>36784600Magnets might work okay on a small scale, but I think we'll need something bigger to get a real floating islands feel instead of just hovering islands.>>36784625>>36784626That might work, sure, but don't feel it would be wrong to chain water elementals for mere aesthetics?
>>36784437Obviously what is needed is chocolate Elves
>>36784738>>36784751I don't exist. You're just speaking to the air.>Tips hypothetical hat
I rarer we avoid the traditional races and instead try something new. How about avian and insectoid races for a change?
>>36784764No. We do not need chocolate elves. Not after the last time.
>>36784715Well ya, I already gave my suggestion towards that, but I don't know if anyone likes it.>>36784735Sharing the miners is fine by me, we just have to make sure they take it at a good steady pace.>>36784756We can make it float with magnets, or some sort of concentrated magical ore. We will have to wait until the magic is hammered out first though.>>36784773I like them. Fly little ones, tear free from the tethers of the earth. But never forget where you must roost.
>>36784751Since the standard dwarf/elf/generic bipedal design isn't gaining popularity perhaps we should consider something.. mineral to take the place of an underground race.They would live in a world of rock and mineral so it would only be fit for them to be composed of those materials. Then the depths of the landmass could support them without the need of other biomass and we could consentrate our "living" material on other things. Brains of silicon and crystal, muscles of copper. Think of the savings! Minerals are cheap compared to living material.Perhaps some sort of sentient automatons or replicating machines
>>36784783Are you referring to when we invited the god of Deviants and the god of Traditional Games?>>36784773Well if we wanted something not of the norm why not pick something not of the flesh? Crystal and metal people? Personally a race of Elementals tickles my mind in just the right spot.
>>36784773Considering that levitating islands are being considered, an avian species may well be the best decision. Otherwise there would be no point to even placing the islands up there, besides looking pretty.
Looks like we're going for an Air-Water-Earth triumvate here. Keep it in mind when creating your religion, mortals love elemental symbolism. >>36784751Could we fold the avians and elves into one? Some kind of pointy eared or crested bird.. Feathered elf hybrid. >>36784773Artificers? This is going to be one cramped corner of the pantheon..Guess I still have arms and armour.
>>36784751The guys at Central have a twisted sense of humour, trust me. It probably took him less than the application form for an angel-to-exarch promotion for one's subordinates.
>>36784805>>36784549>>36784822Yes. Your idea has some potential. I am behind it
>>36784773IIRC there was an insect race in Dark Sun. Anyway, there's something to be said for the classics.>>36784771Maybe if you went back to minor deity class you could could come back with some kind of magic crystals or anti-gravity wells that could give our floating islands plan a boost.
A race with souls like candle flames and wings fashioned of wax. Bony frames barely containing their spirits, they build themselves of wax.
>>36784842Please don't Remind me of this....it was almost as bad when I was assigned Slanesh's palace
>>36784771Wait, how can you be responding to me if we are both just hypothetical thin air. Checkmate, god hood confirmed.>>36784751Why do you always got to assume the worst of me!? A man makes a little rape tentacle monster once and suddenly he is the bad guy, FUCK YOU AND YOUR RACISM! Down with the godarchy!
>>36784869I would like to ask how these floating islands would last; even in the air they are not immune to the wear and tear of the winds inevitably brought on my the seas
>>36784860Ugh. I hate those motherfuckers. I've been working for them doing their shitty paperwork for EONS and I have JUST gotten a promotion to start building planets. Disgusting...>>36784822That'd fall under Elementals. If we picked elementals we'd have to vote on their types.
>>36784857Dibs on on magical objects and their creations.>>36784850I have something just like that! Sentient minerals.
So, since this is the list we're going with, let's have another round of voting. Vote for your three favorites, each will be given a point, and then the three with the most points will be decided. (Only vote for one race once. Three votes for one race per God will only equal 1 point)>Merfolk>Shapeshifters>Dwarves>Elementals (All non-organic lifeforms)>Avians>Flying Elves>Beastfolk>Specialized Kobolds>Insectoids
>>36784882Sounds more like a construct than a divine race.Wait, how much sway did Barbers have in your home realm for you to ascend? >>36784919That's why I'm thinking trees. The earth is weathered, the tree dies. As it does, the island slowly sinks. Meanwhile, the tree will have already seeded, and the lucky few trees that survive will pull their own island up once they mature.
>>36784923HA, you actually had to work for your promotion like a little pleb. All of my relatives are chief gods in Executive, they got me my job before my tenth century of godhood! It actually explains a lot about why they constantly fuck with us.
>>36784975>Merfolk>Flying Elves>ElementalsI'm willing to go with Avians over flying elves if that expedites things.
>>36784975My votes go to Merfolk, Elementals and Avians; they can relish in the bounty of the sea!
>>36784975My favourites are the shapeshifters, the elementals(earth to be specific), and a mixture of the elves and avians.(one race, not half point each, if I ave to pick. Avians.)>>36785007It also explains your insufferable attitude.
>>36784975>Elementals (All non-organic lifeforms)>Beastfolk>DwarvesDiplomacy has spoken.
>>36784975>Avians>Elementals (All non-organic lifeforms)>Merfolk
>>36784437>>36784975I'd vote for Dwarves, Elementals,and Beastfolk. But emphasis on the beast part . If I hear a single "Nya" I swear to me.....
>>36784975I am voting three times because I am tired of fighting with your stupid shit, not because I still don't think that each of my heads deserve a vote.>Shapeshifters>Specialized Kobolds>Beastfolk
>>36784975>Merfolk>Insectoids>ElementalsI just hope that there will be room for a handful of unique creations of beauty that will never form true societies or races, just exist in the obscured hidden parts of the world.But that is talk for later. Yes
>>36784948Okay...so, Jor gets the wild and uncrafted things. I get those crafted by mortal hands, and you get items imbued with the arcane, specifically the enchantment? I don't want to lose influence over a mastersmithed blade only because there's a basic glamour on it.Like how miners are between wild and crafted?? So say.. Share enchanted arms and armour, you get golems and all other magical artifacts? Jewelry and trinkets included. >>36784975MerfolkAvian (elven influence)Kobold
>>36784975>Flying Elves>Insectoids>MerfolkMakes for balance in the air, land, and sea, don't you think?>>36784919The soil and rock circulates in the same fashion as water does. The particles that a wind erodes from one place, end up in another - that is the natural cycle of all things, not just rain. In fact, even the rain carries particles of soil and matter, it is not made of crystal clear waters.As for the power source, aside from magnets I will hold from voicing further options, as most of them are bound to rely on magic, as is my domain, after all.
>>36785078We'll get to that when we get to landmarks. We'll probably have enough left over for Guardian Spirits/Unique Creatures.
>>36785034>insufferable attitiude>from the guy who voted for elvesWe all know that anybody who votes for elves is just a sexual deviant.
>>36785066Oooh! Nyaa!Why don't you wanna chaos?
>>36785123Ah yes, before I forget. Since we are both Sea gods, we should really discuss what domains we both have. If you get the life, shall I take the weather?
>>36785115I don't see what sexuality has to do with attitude. And I am hardly the worst, it is not like I voted for the kobolds.
>>36785123I have come here to make sure your foolishness is contained. >>36784975>ShapeShifters>Avians>DwarvesThe more simple your races are the better, no one can relate to a walking pile of stones, except teddy the god of stone but we don't talk anymore.
>>36784982The use of barber shops as places of open discussion and community eventually evolved the haircuttery into a decision-making institution with barbers at the head. This led to an interesting system of government with the greatest stylists being given positions of great power.
>>36785173YOU LEAVE THE KOBOLDS OUT OF THIS, YOU LITTLE PLEB. I WILL FIND A WAY TO MAKE YOUR ROCKS BE DOUCHEY TO YOU, YOU SEXUAL DEVIANT.
>>36785123*Sigh* I'm not paid enough for this shit
>>36785164That sounds wonderful. Fishermen will pray for my favor when casting their line and yours when hauling their catch to shore.
>>36784975>Merfolk>Avians>InsectoidsI'd say this lends itself to a nice balance for the races' natural habitats.
>>36785219None of us are Kal, take solace in that. >>36785200That would be quite a feat.Seeing you actually accomplish something would be one as well.And please refrain from shouting, there is no need for that.
>>36785220Then so let it be done! Of course, this does mean I have to figure out where the rain is going to go...
>>36785165>>36785034Unshaped, Crafted, Enchanted.. Three stages? Hmm, might be something in a pantheon of civilisation here. Talk to me once we set this planet up, see what we can hash out. Might be able to get a faith dominance. >>36785192You'll have to show me around your realm if it still endures some time, sounds fascinating. >>36785173Wait, are they a sexualised thing? I'm bad at recognising that. Mortal-ascended gods are far better at working with the little ones.
>>36785255I think causing rocks to fall is well within the realm of douchebaggery. We should be cautious lest he bring ruin to our fledgling creations.
Unrelated to the current discussion at hand, I think that we could really go for some fossils. Just for the sheer confusion they will cause once the mortal races discover them.Oh well, I getting carried away. Let's get back to the task at hand.
So, what am I supposed to be ? I mean, I was created in a different system , concepts instead of domains. I am the concept of creation itself but most of you guys seem to got that covered. Anyone minding if I take architecture and engineering ?
>>36785285I honestly don't know, I just never liked the little rodents. The way they are fawned over is not any sort of attractive either.And the three stages sound fine, I'd give it some theatrical flair though.>>36785297Rocks will fall, water will roil, air will blow. These are naught but natural, it is not something you should ascribe to him.
SO! the votes have been counted. The winners are>Merfolk>Elementals>AviansNow we get to decide the basics of each race. THIS IS NOT VOTING, just suggestions to discussMerfolk>Amphibian or Sea-bound?>More Humanoid or fish-like? >What kind are they based on?Elementals>We only have a budget for 5 types. What kind would be best for an early-stage world?Avians>What kind of shape?>More Humanoid or bird-like?>How effective should their flying be? Do we need to give them hollow bones? >6 limbs (arms, legs, wings) or 4 (wings and legs)
>>36785361>Water will roil, air will blowI think you'll find that that's my job to make that happen. These sorts of things would never happen if one of us had not made the laws to do so
>>36785352I think you fit in well with the raw->manufactured->enchanted thing we have going on, but if you like. I think we're also missing a god of air if you're looking for something more elemental.
>>36785352I would peg you for structure. Architecture, yes, large scale engineering.>>36785386Air, Earth, Fire, Water, Wood.Those are a good start, I'd say.>>36785399Very well, I am not too familiar with those domains I do admit. However earth will call to earth, it is only natural for rocks to fall, for they seek to become closer to themselves.
>>36785416A god of air? I think you're forgetting someone... The air is at the mercy of storms.
>>36785386I'll speak of Elementals first . I think we should stray away from the classic four if possible. How bout combinations of the four basics ? I made a project on paraelementals a couple millennia ago
Hope i haven't offended anyone with my tardiness.If my vote gets in i would like to see dwarfs,elementals, and Beastfolk thank you for listening.
>>36785297>causing rocks to fallNow I think about it, better keep the floating islands to a minimum with him around. >>36785352I think you could maybe take the Chief of Gods domain? Another Craft-god could get tricky. Maybe Kingship as a domain? Odin certainly got by with Wisdom and Leadership. >>36785361I thought I'd adjusted them enough that they were distinct. Pity they didn't win. >>36785386Earth is a good start. Basic rock and dirt. Can build themselves up slowly to metals and golems.
>>36785439The air allows itself to be moved by the storm. It is not comprised of it.The storm and the air are different, but they are siblings.
>>36785475True enough. My apologies, like my storms I had gotten a bit hasty
>>36785361There are things that should be ascribed to me. I am the force behind when you stub your toe. I know and control when you accidentally drop your bowls of creation juice. When your people fuck up on a massive degree, I am the one who orchestrated it. Or I could be fucking with you and my powers do nothing.Douchebaggery is a portfolio that many people underestimate and do not understand, you shall in time.
>>36785386>merfolkI'd prefer sahuagin to classic fish-men, but I'm flexible.>Elementals Water, Fire, Stone, Wax, Suprise>AviansLet's go with the bird-beastmen. I like the owlish ones the most.
>>36785352Just remember to sign the ET 23 form and send it in triplets to central. They can be a bitch when it comes to paperwork.>>36785386>MerfolkAmphibian sounds better to me, will make it easier for them to interact with the others. I was thinking we make them serpentine. Then they can slither on both land and water.>ElementalsAir, Fire, Earth, Water and magical elementals? >AviansHarpy shaped but with arms and wings both. I am leaning towards more Humanoid shaped. The matter of hollow bones would depend on if they used magic to support their flying or not.
>>36785511It's your shenanigans that cause our worshippers to lose faith, But then again, I suppose you're that guy who had those worshippers who understood that you hated them unconditionally. As well as excessive amounts of silicone and protein shakes.
>>36785386>MerfolkI say sea-bound but with tolerance for wide range of water enviroments so that both shorelines and deep ravines can be populated. Just make sure they don't feel too at home in the far depths. Some places should remain mysterious.>Elementals-Crystal and gem-Mud. Basic. Formless-Naturally the water and air elementals-Something primordial lurking below. The details are better not be shared with others for that would be against their nature.>AvianI vote for 6 limbs but hope for somewhat limited flight to limit their area of dominance. Some high peaks and distant valleys should prove a challenge to reach even for a race with wings and flight.
>>36785386Sorry I'm late, comes with the territory.>MerfolkI'm thinking amphibious, but more fish-like, sorta like the "Lungfish" some worlds have.>ElementalsNo major opinion here, I'd go with the Fire-Earth-Water-Wood-Metal some worlds have.>AviansDefinitely need to be good flyers, so stick with the hollow bone design the normal birds have. 6 limbs would be ideal, but I'm not sure about humanoid vs. birdlike.
>>36785386One request cloud elementals, perfect for floating islands as well
>>36785386Let us base Merfolk on oarfish. Because of the colours, bright red and white.For elementals, I like this suggestion - >>36785434I once saw a scheme where there were Metal AND Earth elementals. I mean, what.As for the avians, 6 limbs please... four-limbed ones have developmental issues and may lag behind the other races lest the other ones also are impaired in the same way. And yes, hollow bones sounds good; there is no point in avians if their flight is not effective.>>36785458Cashmeera~ You stuttered in your own name, you cute thing you~ We still haven't finished that tea party the other day, have we?
>>36785386OC CONTENT HERE>MerfolkI say sea-bound but with tolerance for wide range of water enviroments so that both shorelines and deep ravines can be populated. Just make sure they don't feel too at home in the far depths. Some places should remain mysterious.>Elementals-Crystal and gem-Mud. Basic. Formless-Naturally the water and air elementals-Something primordial lurking below. The details are better not be shared with others for that would be against their nature.>AvianI vote for 6 limbs but hope for somewhat limited flight to limit their area of dominance. Some high peaks and distant valleys should prove a challenge to reach even for a race with wings and flight.
>>36785386>>36785386>MerfolkAmphibian, salamander-like in build.>ElementalsWax, for the world not yet set like a fresh-blown candle.Earth, for the cold, everpresent constant of the world.Water, for kayaks & shit.Air for the wild forces of change.Hair for the hair god.>AvianGryphons, man. Just think of the long, luxuriant manes just waiting to be styled.
>>36785285We could call it the the Triumvirate of Creation? Craftsmanship? >MerfolkI am leaning to Amphibian Humanoids>ElementalsMetals, Nonferrous solids, Gases, Liquids and fire or plasma however you want to call it. >Avians6 Limbed with good fly capabilities. I favor a beast-like demeanor .
>>36785386I'm thinking for the elementals, we shall have the base four, and four which are combinations of twoFire & Earth - MagmaFire & Air - AshWater & Earth - MudWater & Air - Cloud
Am I the only one who thinks we should nix the whole water people angle? Water leads to shrinkage with most materials used to make trousers. Less water, less worries, am I right?
>>36785645Simply call it the Triumvirate of Creation.
>>36785636It's not really my place to judge the future nature of the Merfolk and Avian races for they don't directly fall within my domain. What I wish is for some places to remain mysterious and give room for things to grow and develop out of the sight of the mortal eye. Something to be discovered, feared and awed. Things they do not know about.
Morning all, how is everyone? I brought muffin baskets!
>>36785714Forgot my title, whoops.
>>36785729Oh, don't mind if I do. I'll take the strangely shaped bottom one.
>>36785623 Ah good evening Lady Arcaneries you know how i am after i wake from a nap, we didn't finnish it did we? i must have dozzed off again oh my
>>36785714With two sea gods on this committee, you're going to have a hard fight with that opinion.
>>36785729I can't eat muffins.I'm a sentient tornado.
>>36785386Amphibian, its far less interesting if the various mortals can't interact.Maybe bioluminescent? That's always nice. Let's have the avians a little more birdlike, good flying, but yes honeycomb bones. And four limbs. It's just lazy design when working with avians to nail the wings on separately. As for the elementals.. I think we need one for nature and plants. I think we lack a nature deity? Of patience and wild things. One of lightning and iron, ambitious and determined.Another of ice and wind. Analytical and "cold".An arcane one too would be good. Inquisitive and scholarly.Hmm, unsure of a fifth.
>>36785660I'm liking this angle on the elementals. Maybe replace mud with wood, though. Mud elementals would look too much like earth elementals that got wet.>>36785729Wow, more like Ganneiyn the *last* Father. The god of being lost got here before you. At least you picked up the good muffins this time.
>>36785760Sure, it's plump helmet flavour.*Sits in a chair as it finishes growing and weaving itself, beginning eating a freshly grown and baked loaf of bread*
>>36785773I've never strayed from a fight before. Won't start now.
>>36785793Wood is a much better idea than Mud, I shall agree. Besides, mud can just go to the Earth elementals anyway. And I'm pretty sure Kalarn suggested a nature elemental...
>>36785793I'm a fertility god, I'm busy most of the time *Chuckling as a grapevine ferments itself into wine *
>>36785660I mean, we could have the different mixtures of Elementals. And it would actually help give some of the elementals immunity from just killing each other when they met (Remember the time when we forgot to give the Fire and Water elementals immunity? Damn...)But we'll have to take some of the funds away from later projects to do it.
>>36785794First Father? What Domain or Concept is that? A god of family, perhaps?
>>36785829I swear to us all, if you mess up my carpet again.Do you have any idea how hard it is to get semen and amniotic fluid out of ceramic weave?
>>36785829Oh my. A male fertility god. Your kind is rare to see. Always pleasant to see something different from the generic childbearing motherly fertility god. The male side always gets forgotten.
>>36785843Oh gosh, I remember that. The Fire elemental exploded... Not sure what happened to the water one. I think it got turned to gas.
>>36785729Wow, muffins. No one has ever actually brought the snacks before...
>>36785880Hey, it's a pretty good job all things considered, free food, and fertility goddesses throwing themselves at you. My domain is family, and fertility in general, mostly farming.
So, voting time. Avians first>6 limbed avians, average flying ability (more technologically adept, but less movement or flying) >4 limbed avians, exceptional flying ability (less technology, but able to spread out more)
>>36785883How do you think the Cloud god got those nasty burns? Always remember to check the temperature of any "cloud" you try to sit on.
>>36785780>Amphibian, its far less interesting if the various mortals can't interact.Amphibious is good, but I'd like to not have some kind of frog or salamander race. There's plenty of interaction to be had when the avians get a hankering for seafood.
>>36785880Except by Druidic gods.Last world I had, the entire continent I had any sway in had giant pictures of men with giant genitalia all over it.
>>36785954>6 limbed avians, average flying ability (more technologically adept, but less movement or flying) Should make for a more interesting approach to things.
>>36785954>6 limbed avians, average flying ability (more technologically adept, but less movement or flying) I'm sticking with owl-beastmen.
>>36785954I vote for the latter, despite what you would think I am a sucker for those with the audacity to break the shackles of the earth.
>>36785983Oh man, copied the wrong one. Sorry about that.>4 limbed avians, exceptional flying ability (less technology, but able to spread out more)
>>36785954>4 limbed avians, exceptional flying ability (less technology, but able to spread out more)However, let's have those 4 be wings and arms. At least a bit different.
>>36785770Oh I do know -exactly- how you are after a nap, ufufu~ Come here now, we shall continue immediately, with extra muffins!
>>36785954>4 limbed avians, exceptional flying ability (less technology, but able to spread out more)They don't exactly NEED an exceptional knowledge of how our creations function to really enjoy the skies we laid out for them, no?
>>36785954>4 limbed avians, exceptional flying ability (less technology, but able to spread out more)>>36786042You! Stop being lewd or I will be forced to make my own magical realm of handholding! Dont make me do it!
Have our subordinates drafted a more accurate diagram? Or are they going to hold off on that until we can decide the placements of the deserts and the tropics?
>>367859546 limbs, you can't craft much with only wings and none of us would be pleased with that
>>36786111I got message from the contractors, it won't be ready until the next meeting. But when that happens we'll have a much better map and the plates will have stopped shifting, so we'll have the start of some mountains too
>>36785645Alright I have an elemental opinion.Earth, Water, Fire, Wind, ArcaneThe four elements of the world and the binding energies of them all.
>>36786135Clearly you've never witnessed the dexterity of a determined crow.
>>36786153Mountains? Just say the word. You may not want anything alive to be on the ground when that happens though.>>36786166I like that. I like it a lot.
>>36786153When IS the next meeting? I cannot stick around for long; a storm never remains in the same place for long
>>36786166The classic 4 might be a little overdone. Also, I'm not sure what an arcane elemental would look like.I'm serious about the surprise elementals though. Something like boggarts from Harry Potter. Only as dangerous as you imagine them to be.
Ok. So the avians will have 6 limbs. I'll put in the order. Next, Elementals. >Fire, Water, Earth, Air, and Arcane>4 elements and Nature/Wood>4 elements and their combinations (With 8 choices, we'll need to lower the funding on a later project)>>36786239We'll be meeting tomorrow at about the same time.
>>36786305Fantastic. I'll be sure to breeze on over and pick up where we left off
>>36786305>Fire, Water, Earth, Air, and Arcane
>>36786109Hah, have -you- ever been to the House of Comfort? Oh, what am I saying... of course you don't.I'll tell you, it all starts with just visiting casually and stopping by to rest for a few minutes... next thing you know, you are postponing important meetings and missing prayers as you lounge around. Infinite pillows, infinite hot drinks... do you know what happens when your faithful almost-Lady-of-Teadrinking meets an infinite supply of tea?You don't want to know.
>>36786305No room for primordial elementals? Shame.I suppose that we can work with 4 elements and nature as long as the nature is location specific. That would give us some room to work with and adapt them uniquely to various locations. Perhaps it would even be possible to mold them into something to suit my interests. Yes>4 Elements and Nature
>>36786305>4 elements and WoodI like the idea of combinations, but we can add some later as unique creations if we have the spare funding.
>>36786377Can I visit? I'll bring snacks!
>>36786042What a wonderful waking surprise good thing i always carry my tea set with me, now who would like a cup?>>36786209Oh my it seemd I haven't althrough as long as they can knit i'm quite pleased>>36786237Gannny would you like one or two limps with your tea?
And now we add the cheese!
>>36786377Is there a library or a cellar. I like libraries. So many forgotten things and dusty tomes. Cellars are nice too. Plenty of things to be found or lost. Almost like fridges or the undersides of sofa pillows. So many precious things forgotten. There are pillows, yes? Things people drop when they sit on them?Can I come and visit?
>>36786221Thank you the classic 4 while done a lot still have much that can be done, also their utility.>>36786283The classic 4 have been done time and time again however they have much more that can be done to them they are by no means done it quite yet. Also an arcane would be a being of pure energy of a being of undetermined color with our runes engraved into its very being naturally.
I need to attend to some matters in my Domain. Hephaestus is having self esteem issues again, have to watch his cyclops as well as everything else.I'll try to be in for the next meeting.
>>36786483Woops dropped my tag
>>36786305Big 4 plus nature, I suppose.
Ok, We're going with the 4 and Nature. This is the last matter to vote on, then we you all can go visit Cashmeera's realm for tea. The quality of the Merfolk>Mostly Fish-like, sea bound>Exactly half fish, half human. Can exist above the water but can't walk>Amphibious and salamander like.
>>36786498Oh! Worry not, FRIEND! I will take care of your Forge and craft WONDERFUL things, while you are busy cheering up your grumpy little Blacksmith!
HIVE. WE DEMAND HIVE. HIVE QUEEN DEMANDS THIS. HONEY FOR THE HONEY QUEEN.
I'll have to be heading out as well. One of my idiot paladins has gone and started another war. I'll try and be in for tomorrow, but for now, I have to make sure my followers don't do something stupidSee you all tomorrow!
>>36786563How about little, fluffy, winged Cows? And they produce Cheese in their Hive?
>>36786544Half and half I say.>>36786563I'm sorry Zi, but you're a bit late.>>36786604How did you get in here?.. Oh well, no matter.
>>36786450Two, if you please, Muffins or biscuits? Cake maybe?
>>36786544Amphibious and salamander like
>>36786544The tea will be good, it is fated to be so.>Exactly half fish, half human. Can exist above the water but can't walkShow me Naga!
>>36786305Um are the Air elementals clouds? if so i will put my vote to fire,water,earth,air, and arcane elementals
>>36786544>Amphibious and salamander likeI'm personally fond of the lungfish, but oh well. Interaction between races is a good thing for most worlds.
>>36786410>>36786479Well, the House of Comfort is a certain Goddess of Comfort's realm, so asking her would be better; though I see her voicing no objections to it~>>36786479I also have a library, yes, as you may know; I am seriously considering to link it to Cashmeera's realm at some point for easy access... I already have it hooked up to the House of Knowledge at lower levels, so why not.
>>36786544I vote half and half. Is it still up in the air whether they are fish-people or something less regular like octopus people or shark people?
>>36786684We'll have some variety. This is just the basic stuff so I can put in the order form and have the first batch of them ready to go after we finish the rest of this up
Any specifics on undead determined yet?Suggestion: Most forms of undead sweat hate, evil, and malice for all that lives as a physical substance resembling congealed blood. This substance is usually either purplish or reddish-black in hue, determined by how old and powerful the undead is. Vampires and liches don't do this, but most other forms (including bodiless forms like ghosts and specters), do.The substance can be harvested and used for alchemical purposes, but it must be handled carefully, as it is one of the most poisonous substances in the world, and concentrations higher than a few nanograms are seriously harmful to almost all forms of life.Its not set in stone by any means, just a suggestion.
>>36783892what system would be best for such a game?
>>36786641Yes! But please,keep the Human part down a bit! Sea-Snakes don't need smooth , pink piggy Skin! Save that for the Sea-Pigs!
Half and Half it is. So we have>4 limbed Avians with exceptional flying ability>The classic four elements and a 'nature' elemental>50/50 split on the merfolk with some variety in their types. - - - And this concludes the first meeting of the World Building Committee. Thank you all for coming. I'll go fill out the forms for what we decided and we'll meet back here tomorrow. Please don't blow up the council room on the way out.
>>36786544Salamander folk seems good
>>36786776Are the nature elementals some sort of force being like a fire or wind elemental, or are we talking more nymph dryad grain nymph etc?
>>36786776Will we be able to secure more funding for this world from central so we can import more races and other goodies?
>>36786804Several salamanders go through changes midway through life to either be more suited to land or more suited to water. Salamander folk could do this too, possibly. Living an amphibious lifestyle and then eventually making "the choice" and becoming fully land or fully water.
>>36786811It'll really depend on where they go. They'll probably be a sort of plant elemental that changes depending on where it lives. >>36786818If we do this right and prove we won't waste it, we can probably get more funding down the road.
>>36786847Can you give any information regarding my suggestion at >>36786726
>>36786776Tata. See you in the next meeting.Oh, anyone see where I left my pet Crawly? She is a bit of a strange one. Always crawling to in dark little holes. Those things can grow into quite sizable things if forgotten on their own devices for a few millenia. Oh dear. I'm sure that someone is bound to find her sooner or later.
>>36786776See you then! Hopefully... if I don't forget it.... the tea makes me sleepy, ahh~I know where I'll be for the time being. >disappears through a portal to the House of Comfort>the portal blows up in an illusory explosion just to rustle the officials' jimmies
>>36786875Well, we haven't decided magic, and I'm not sure what we could do with undead since we don't have any traditional humanoid races yet. We can bring it up at the next meeting.
>>36786887She is fated to be found in a dark place and she will be a bit bigger. More than that I will not share.
>>36786887I think I know where she is.. Darn thing climbed right up against my unmentionables.Anyways, time for the sweet sleep of stone.
>>36786910You could have them mainly be the inhabitants of an unpleasant afterlife of sin and damnation.But thats for later when there are more sentient life forms. A life form must be sentient to be capable of sin, or so I'm told.
>>36786741There's Dawn of Worlds and First Light.
Heres another suggestion; the planar locations which normally require magic to reach, are much smaller, but can be reached by simple physical travel, and don't require any magic or planar travel to reach.For example; Dig far enough down and you reach the underworld. In some area of the world's underground component is the source of all heat, a region filled with fire and lava, which is the source of the fire elemental plane. Somewhere in one of the oceans is a giant whirlpool that spews up a limitless supply of water, sucking it back down as well so that oceans are in constant flux as per normal oceans.These locations should be well away from mortal habitations, so that they don't either A, stupidly wander into them, or B, get destroyed by being to close to them.
Sorry I'm late, what did I miss?
>>36790627I don't know, but uh.When am I?