>Current Population: 1330(480 Gorgon) (1 City, 22 villages, 4 islands, 33 heroes)>Culture and Art: Your people wear fine woven clothing dyed in rich black and red mineral dyes, leather shoes, and various gold, iron, and shell jewelry. They worship a loose pantheon of Celestial bodies with a casual respect towards elemental and nature spirits.>The People: Your people organize themselves into casual family and extended family units formally lead by a Magocracy made up of a council of Cyclops and a few Gorgons. Gorgons exist as a visible Minority group that are occasionally bred with. Trade skills are committed to and goods and services are purchased with Ivory Rings. Ethnicity wise your people come in a variety of light to dark tanned freckled skin tones with their white hair braided or kept short and messy. Your People speak and write Island "True" Cyclopean.>Technology: Your people possess a variety of Iron & Stone tools; clay and iron are produced in stone kilns and forges. Homes possess stone foundations, wooden or bamboo frames, and dried woven grass walling and roofs. Basic Math, Reading, and Writing are all taught at public forums and Bamboo Scrolls are common. Stone working is quite adapt: Megaliths and smaller Coastal stone structures have all been constructed. Herbal remedies are relied upon for medicine.>Magic: (121 "Sages".) Elemental magics are practiced for both practical, martial and divination purposes. Megaliths, stone structures, as well as Gold and Iron mediums have all be made. Arcane and Clerical magic has been recently discovered.>Food: Moderate. Your people grow large Ochard-like Tree Gardens that contain Plantains, Mangoes, Herbs, Spices, Breadfruit, Cashews, and Sweet potatoes. Aquaculture is also used to raise stocked freshwater fish, but fishing remains a more practical source of seafood. Livestock include: Elephants, Triceratops, Chickens, and Banana Rats. Dried goods kept in communal Granaries.
Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/36765655/+NEW HYMN+The old Hymn has ended and a new one must be sung; The Hymn of The Flourishing Eye must now be sung. Due to a number of Advances in everything from technology, culture, magic, and the arts your people's lives have dramatically change from what they were previously like: Bamboo scrolls and the written word is common, magic is quite readily available, and the world as you've always known it has become quite small. >+Ecological Development+Most importantly though an Environmental/Ecological development has begun to occur on the mainland: the further advancement of more sophisticated Iron Tool working as well as significantly more advanced and complex magical practices have lead to the slow and methodical deforestation and replacement of the mainlands Forest with aggressive non-native plants that grow quite rampantly in the fertile, nutrient-rich, "old growth" fungal woods of the mainland. The animals you've accidentally or purposefully introduced have also had a huge a(e)ffect on spreading your native flora as well.>Animals Introduced onto the mainland: Elephants, Island Deer, Jungle fowl, Banana Rat, & Tapir. >Plants Introduced onto the mainland: Grasses, Bamboos, Palms, & numerous other leafing plants and trees.OH and on a side note: I drew an updated map. I hope it is okay- I took some artistic liberties. Roll for 2 Actions and 1 Idea.Action rolls are d20 and Idea rolls are d100.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>36879593Develop plant and animal based dyes.
>>36879728I'm just gonna hang around for a bit until we get a couple more response and then we can get this civilization started.I started a little earlier than usual today, so I suppose that explains the vacancy.
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>36879593Compass
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36879728Oh didn't realize I could roll. Sing the hym
>>36879593That map looks awesome, and I like you've been developing the Cyclopean language a bit more.Idea: Perhaps we can start making massive sail boats, use some or all of these zizz feathers in a great undertaking, since they seem to catch the wind so easilly.Or would this be more of an action?
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>36880063and I forget to roll dice. Fun. that was some rough sketch of elves by the way. Trying to figure out what they look like...
Rolled 18, 17 = 35 (2d20)>>36880063I'll Roll a D20 if it is indeed more of an action. and here a second D20 for what I was planning my action to be anyways...Perhaps start having patrols go through the fungal forests for elves. It would be nice to know if there is an attack coming, or perhaps to capture one of these creatures alive.
>>36879593Dem cyclopses are cute OP. you should feel right proud of yourself.
>>36880063We have like 2 and I don't think we should use them all for that, seeing they're pretty fucking important part of our history and inspire heroes.
>>36880186True. Maybe by "Use" them we can simply use them for inspiration instead. Learn how to catch the wind from how these feathers work.
Is it possible to have a hero be inspired and head out into the east, deep into the forests?
>>36879728>Develop plant and animal based dyes>Idea 6/100>Complete and total failure.Mineral Dyes are not only common, but also very easy to work with and they look fantastic: most if not all of the finest Cyclopean clothing defined by prominent and striking Black and Red coloration and patterns soaked and worked into the finely woven fabrics.... and it remains this way for the time being.>>36879954>Develop the compass.>Idea 70/100>Above Average Success +GeomancyOne of your Sages and a handful of Geomancers in their free time have begun to experiment with the use of Water and Earth for divination purposes and this has lead to something peculiar: A large, flat, clay tablet is layed out and ontop it is placed a small fragment of Iron or Magnetite (magnetic volcanic rock). With a Single short poem- the black stone shudders and points in seemingly in the vague direction of the mainland. Mysterious.>Your people possess no concept of North or South, so at this point this advancement offers very little beyond a simple parlor trick.>>36880063>Develop and Experiment with the idea of a "Sail" using a Zizz Feather as a basis/prototype.>Idea/Action 18/20 76/100>Success on Both. +Fabrics +BoatsThe Zizz feather is massive- but it weighs absolutely nothing.. and a few of your fishermen and woodworkers become inspired by how easily and effortlessly the feather seems to catch the wind. They wonder what else it can push or help glide and they "borrow" it to attach it to numerous things: Pots, Rocks, Felled Trees, an Elephant- it isn't until much later that it's confiscated by the Sage council and used for an actual intelligent purpose: The Weavers are told to observe and replicate a fabric product that will catch the wind as easily as the Zizz feather.It takes a few weeks- the Zizz feather is returned a little scuffed up, but they do produce something: The Sail.>+SAIL INVENTED+>The Sail is a large piece of strong fabric capable of catching wind.
>>36880394I didn't have room to put it in there, but the Sail can be used for all sorts of stuff so don't feel limited to just "boats". Like, if you work the Sail right it can be developed into a lot of different inventions.Anyway: Roll for New Actions, New Ideas.
Rolled 42 (1d100)I DIDN'T MISS IT THIS TIMEYASConcept: make a sport! We're mancers of the elements, let's make some entertainment with it!
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>36880410Try singing with new elements such as air/wind, light, and darkness/absence of light.Use Zizz feather as a focus for air.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>36880410>>36880418Sounds nice. Adding consensus.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36880446fuck>>36880410how about building a library
>>36880446>Rolled 1 (1d100)>36880410 (You)Try singing with new elements such as air/windThis one will hurt.
>>36880446Oh god. What have you done?
>>36880464WHAT IS WITH MY ROLLS!
>>36880446I hope you didn't just ruin magic for us.
>>36880446Its been a while since we've had a terrible Village destroying storm. Good to know its our fault. >>36880464I wonder if these two will be related.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>36880410Okay how about this: start cataloging and writing down interesting characteristics of plants and wildlife.Will the dice support this?
Well, absence of light can't harm us itself: it's abstract and it's more the dangers that hide within that are harmful.But light will blind and air will cause a storm definitely.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36880410Gonna roll for this again, but maybe start patrolling the Jungle for elves? I sort of want to learn more about them, if war ever does break out, and I'd rather us be on the look out for the first attack than be the guys that attack first. And I'd rather capture one than kill.
It would be funny if we burn our affinity to magic.
>>36880446STOP MESSING WITH MAGIC AND METAPHYSICSBAD THINGS HAPPENFOCUS ON INFRASTRUCTURE, APPLIED MAGIC, RELIGION, AND MILITARY
>>36880597The last time we had a 1 with magic it caused an earth elemental rampage. I don't think that will happen.
>>36880446Ya blew it
>>36880448>>36880418Aw yeah i was waiting for this for a while.What could our sport revolve around?Should it be some contact sport like rugby, since we can't reliably throw things around with our depth perception.Maybe Geomancers could be goalies, bringing up walls of stone should a ball get too close to something?Maybe an aquamancer makes a water ball the team has to get to their goal to fill up a pool?Just spitballing ideas.
>>36880597I think it'd make the game a lot less interesting. I hope that doesn't happen.
>>36880448>>36880418>Develop a Sport.>Idea 77/100>LUCKY DOUBLE 7!!!!!!!!!!!!! +Interesting results+For the longest time your people have seen entertainment come in a couple of forms: Sex for pleasure, hunting, fishing, gathering food while gossiping, and even more homosexual sex after your people found out where babies came from.Elemental Magics though have become increasingly widespread due to the advent of Bamboo scrolls and an incredibly strong cultural attachement to communal learning: almost every cyclops has memorized a few simply hymns or chants and to most folks- listing off a poem off the top of their heads is quite simple. This has lead to a new development:>+SOCCER HAS BEEN INVENTED+>Soccer is a simple enough sport and it comes in two forms: HARD soccer which is played using Geomancy where a Stone is used as a ball and the many hollowed out "eye-holes" of the Megaliths on islands are used as a goal mark. Points are scored by passing the Stone through the Hole- it is very popular with young men. Soft Soccer is played much the same only the ball is made out of woven leather or hide- it is very popular among women, children, and the elderly.
>>36880642Maybe something like Kohlii from bionicle? Its either that or that Aztec version of basketball from El Dorado that comes to mind whenever Islander sports come up.
>>36880446And then cthulhu entered the world
Things we need:>A formal pantheon>Astronomy/astrology>Triremes>Moral philosophy>Organized military>Formal weapon training and martial arts>Local soccer teams
>>36880695Or we really piss off the Zizz.
>>36880703>We kill the wind that holds Zizz up.>Zizz comes crashing down on top of a city or village... or ISLAND because it can't fly in a vacuum.
>>36880720>>36880695No. The Zizz is too legendary to be killed off.
Rolled 85 (1d100)Idea: Martial art which revolves mainly around the use of a spear.
>>36880688Poli ball, it sounds like, if I'm remembering my Matoran culture right.Now to develop the Toa masks.
>>36880744Please refrain from rolling unless asked.
Can we ride triceratops? / do we have that tech yet?
>>36880773Gorgons can, cyclops are too big.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>36880744Supporting this ideaLet's get down to business, to defeat the Elves!
>>36880737I never said it would die. I just meant we played a song that rended reality and summoned cthulhu
>>36880790Can't vote yet. Sorry.
>>36880788Can we practice animal Husbandry to make giant Triceratops?
>>36880790This will eventually lead to the age old question of "elf slave wat do"?
>>36880525>Begin Cataloging and documenting interesting Characteristics and properties of plants and animals.>Roll 16/20>High Quarter Success. +Communal learning. +Bamboo Scrolls. +MagocracyA handful of your Cyclopes have begun to write and compile large bamboo scrolls with illustrious and beautifully drawn images of plants and animals as well as interesting pieces of information about them. These Scrolls are extremely popular with the Sages council as well as fishermen, farmers, woodsmen, hunters, and even children who enjoy looking at the illustrations. The Sages council begin making commissions and encourage the production of more such scrolls as well as their use by the common folk to extend information.>+Text Book Invented>The Text book is a "catch all term" for a text or scroll that contains educational information and illustrations- They can be anything from a farmers almanac, scientific journal, to an encyclopedia.>+DEVELOPEMENT. LEARNED+Your people have become... on a communally level honestly quite "intelligent" and well read: even compared to the Gorgon immigrants and refugees who travel to your mainland community they are amazed by the spirit of egalitarian levels of education and literacy currently demonstrated by your people- it is simply unheard of by them. Word has begun to spread and even more Gorgons begin to arrive- eager to gain literacy and an education that was deprived from them in their caste based matriarchal society.>+120 Gorgons>Total population: 1330(600 Gorgon)
>>36880818Hypothetically, yes, but we might as well not bother.
>>36880828>get elf immigrants>get elf wives>get elf cyclopsThat's my plan!
>>36880888Cyclop strenght, elven agility and woodcraft, ultimate woodland warrior.
>>36880888>Pray to the gods to get giant, pointy-eared beholders.
>>36880915Yes. We NEED to make the gorgons and cyclops one people!
>>36880888Elves are assholes. Hyper advanced, gun toting assholes.
So...next is magic-related hurt. probably the reason the library didn't get of the ground.Bracing.
>>36880936I'm sure we can tame them.
New monument when?
>>36880446>Commune with the Spirit of Air using the Zizz Feather as a Medium.>Roll 1/100>Complete Failure. -Disasterous resultsYour Council of Sages place the Zizz feather out to sing a quick hymn in an attempt to commune with the Spiritual Element of Air- An Element that has long been a mystery to your people.The Council is mid-chorus before they are all blown back and swept off from their feet by an incredibly powerful gust of air.The Zizz wants it's feathers back.It will take 2 Turns for the Zizz to Arrive.>Currently your people cannot see the Zizz coming, as the curvature of the earth blocks the Zizz from sight- however they can see the storm it brings blows in on the horizon and the crashing waves caused by the beating of it's wings.
>>36880931We could always ask the Great Serpent to allow for true interbreeding between our people. She must see how much happier her people are with us.
>>36881040We might need to do something nice for the Cosmic Serpent first.
>>36881035Alright guys, go ahead and start Rolling for Actions and Ideas.You guys might want to think carefully about what you're going to do next.
>>36881035Too panicked to care about libraries then.
>>36881035Set the feathers up as sails on a raft and let it drift out to sea. Fill the raft with offerinfs to appease the Zizz.
>>36881058Use iron rods as lightening rods.Give Zizz back his feathers. Put them on a remote island.
Rolled 34, 20 = 54 (2d100)>>36881058Study the elf's gear. Maybe it will help.And try to appease the wind because might as well try.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>36881058Idea: AStronomy. Maybe we can predict weather patterns/forsee the future
>>36881079Both of those are actions.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36881058Start digging shelters and bunkers then. In a worst case scenario.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>36881058Reinforce houses and important buildings with stone.
Rolled 18, 9 = 27 (2d20)>>36881079actions are D20. As for ideas and actions... Regarding this feather panic.Action, Build a shrine where we first found the feathers. Prepare to set them up there in order to return them. Action, Gather up an Offering for Zizz when he eventually comes.
Rolled 16, 17 = 33 (2d20)>>36881096fixing then.
>>36881128you did pretty decent anon.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36881035>>36881064Forgot to roll.
>>36881126we found the feathers in the middle of the ocean. I don't think that might be a good idea. Perhaps we should instead build a shrine where we first contacted Zizz with Airmancy.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>36881058Study better architecture to help reinforce buildings.
>>36881126Seconding shrine plus offering.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>36881168No you don't!Rolling to support!
>>36881168GODS DAMNIT NOT AGAIN!
>>36881168WE ROLL WORSE THAN LUMI
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>36881035Appease the zizz
>>36881168>>36881178Is support additive? or averaged?
>>36881185Whoever that is.
>>36881178THANK YOU FOR SAVING MY AWFUL DICE!seriously though. I roll two 1s on d100 rolls? that's not right.
>>36881219Fish?Worked for Godzilla.
For the good of the people we sacrifice the gorgon and cyclops hunters to the zill, thats how
>>36881210Two ones?!? Anon you're cursed
>>36881178Now let us hope the gods are willing to show us some mercy.
>>36881210the dice hate you.Leave
>>36881086>Begin the Formal Study of Astronomy.>Idea 91/100>Complete Success +Racial Bonus, +Religious BonusThe Study of the Stars and celestial bodies come quite naturally to your people- you have after all been spending almost the entire natural history of your species gazing up at the stars and deriving personal meaning and purpose to your own lives through them. To begin documenting, studying, and writing them down is a trivial pursuit. >+Astronomy Discovered>Your people already "knew" astronomy- they have EXTREMELY good fucking eyesight -disregarding depth perception- but now your people have actively begun writing and documenting patterns, star maps, and so forth- possessing more of a genuine academic background in it. You lack the technology to "truly" study it, but you do possess the magic to potentially divine it's secrets.
>>36881235I've been rolling well on everything else though.I got us text books.
>>36881210Same person to fail us
>>36881257Do we have the tech to make glass yet?That might be a good invention after the Zizz comes.
>>36881263should have quit when you were ahead
>>36881168>we put heavy rocks on top! That way it will be extra safe!>I dunno, the bamboo will hold it up right?God we're gonna have entire families of Giles Corey up in here. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDrCHiwpT4M
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>36881281There wont BE an "after" if we dont appease the zizz...or kill it
>>36881079>Try to appease the wind.>Action 20/20>Complete Success >Irrelevent: The Zizz.Your Sages are currently "mildly" panicking- the Zizz is not a mere bird, it is a force of nature: as great if not greater than the wind it rides upon.They attempt to appease the wind in an effort to try and lessen the fury of the Zizz: Songs are sung, offerings are laid out, a shrine is built- the works.. Nothing. Anytime a Wind Elemental attempts to materialize it is blown away- only capable of leaving whispers behind.The Zizz is the Wind. The Zizz Commands it. The Zizz Beckons and the world can be drawn breathless.
Guys, we could try to make an offering to the zizz
>>36881358Welp.No help from the air. But at least we can commune with it now.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36881358Make an offering to zizz
>>36881391We're having several decent and great rolls for appeasing the Zizz. I hope it adds up.
>>36881356>>36881230>>36881219>>36881193>>36881069>>36881064>>36881060>>36881391>Appease the Zizz.>Roll 81/100>Success ?The Zizz? +Massive census reached+Boats are loaded with all manner of Dried goods, fish, fruit, nuts, and the Feathers themselves laid out in flowers and other ornamental and attractive goods. Cyclops are then further instructed to row out into the Reefs where the Zizz nests and they are told to tie these boats as far out as possible so that the Zizz will see these offerings and hopefully spare our people: returning the feathers, offering gifts, and showing an apology and the humility of our people.The Men do as they are told and the offerings are laid out.The Zizz will arrive in 1 turn.>The Zizz is now close enough that the tip of it's beak and the shoulders of it's wings can be seen upon the Horizon and because of the great and wide expanse of the creature- the Sun is eclipsed and sets earlier and earlier seemingly every day as the Zizz obstructs its light causing an "Early" sunset. Roll for 2 Actions and 1 Idea.The Zizz will arrive at the same time as these rolls, so any rolls made now will directly be met by the Rolls of the Zizz.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>36881488Action: Shelter in place from the Zizz's wind
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>36881488consult the weeping sage. Maybe they have some insight?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>36881488Pray.
Rolled 8, 14 = 22 (2d20)>>36881488>the Zizz is rollingWe're FUCKED.Try to sing a song of apology to the Zizz, making sure we are trying to come off as tiny and meek people.Further, batten down EVERYTHING WE CAN.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36881511supporting.
Maybe we should kill the Zizz.The downside is a possibility of wrecking the element of air in our world. Which may have some consequences.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>36881511support.
>>36881539>kill the ZizzYou might as well try to kill Azathoth.
>>36881511Try to think of what the Zizz would like.
>>36881539Exactly how do you propose we kill a beast that has the entirety of this planet's air at its command.And with our biggest arrows only seemed to knock off a feather, with no physical pain shown on its part.Might I remind you, that this thing literally has an ecosystem all to its own. Go ahead, I want to hear your plan.
>>36881539One does not simply kill a Zizz, anon. They are the air. dice+1d20 sing a hymn to the earth to protect us from the wrathful Zizz
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>36881570forgot roll.
>>36881539No. Not even if it were possible.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>36881585okay.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36881488Have a hero for each settlement aid in disaster preparations. Guide our people to safety.
>>36881611>>36881606>>36881586whats with these CRAP rolls?
>>36881586The Zizz is a mystery it seams. We'll have to hope our previous actions were the right ones.
>>36881633Dice gods really want the Zizz to fuck us up.
>>36881611 this might as well be in support of >>36881511 as well. worst case scenario we might have 5 heroes die.
Official Tier Table:Sun > The Stars > The Zizz > The Moon > The Cosmic Serpent >>>>>> Spirits >>>>> Whatever The Elves Worship
dice+1d20Have the heroes prepare to help fellow Cyclopes to safety.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>36881677okay again.
Rolled 15 (1d20)Have the sages ask the spirits of earth to help protect us from the Zizz
>>36881714sorry... newfag, really love the quest.
Weeping Sage consultation was decent at least.
>>36881511>>36881534>>36881551>>36881677>>36881729>Prepare for the Zizz's arrival>roll 18/20>Success. +ProphecyAs The Zizz breaks over the Horizon, as the winds begin to kick up, as the sun is eclipsed by the sheer mass of the Zizz- Your people have already begun to take shelter. Holes are dug, fires are put out, homes are supported, further thatched, and hidden in. Gorgons -whom mysteriously seem oblivious to the advancements of the zizz- are gathered up by hand and taken to shelter. Heroes are directed and instructed to assist in the emergency efforts and even the Elements of Earth are roused by an energy hymn to come to our peoples aid.>Your people have hunkered down for the Zizz. Time will tell if it makes any difference, but at is stands right now: people are at least cozy, hiding, and hidden away in their stone and bamboo houses waiting out the Zizz.
>>36881804>Gorgons -whom mysteriously seem oblivious to the advancements of the zizz- are gathered up by hand and taken to shelter.Really?
>>36881825...shouldn't they be a little more worried by all of the cyclops freaking out?
>>36881580That fucker has feathers. Feathers burn.Set that lil'bitch on fire and watch it plummet into the sea.
>>36881862... Fire needs air to burn. Guess who controls all of the air?
One does not simply kill the Zizz..
>>36881854Could it be another case of the Cylcops magic attunement? MAybe they simply don't see it?
>>36881881He removes the air to kill the fire, suddenly he is no longer surrounded by the element that he controls.If anything fire can be a weakness, because it would make him remove his ability to use fire in order to defend himself.
We should be trying to understand the Zizz and work with him/her. The Zizz does keep the krakens from entering the reefs.We should never try to kill or anger it.
>>36881911Seems that way.
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>36881928Try to communicate with the Zizz?
>>36881926I have no interest in harming the Zizz. Didn't even want to do it the first time.
>>36881911Well, it less them not seeing... Which is totally possible, but the fact that the cyclops are freaking out in the first place. I mean if my giant one eyed protector started freaking, I would be a little worried.
>>36881954We did try. It was extremely anger.
>>36881957There will come a time, anon, when future cyclop mage-lords will have to truly tame the elements. It never hurts to plan.
>tfw the murderhobos got us into thisCan I roll for disallowing stupid murderhoboing in this thread?I guess if everything goes to pot we can always try using the megaliths as focuses for giant magic attacks.This is not something we should ever try rolling for though, especially not against The Almighty Zizz.Maybe if the elves attack us someday, if we get out of this in something resembling one piece.
>>36881977ah. damn...I feel like an idiot.
>>36881516>>36881518>Consult the Weeping Sage. He who looked upon the Scrolls of the Cosmos and did not go blind.>Roll 16/20 Zizz Counter Rolls: Obstruct feeble mind 4/20>Zizz needed at least a 6. Cyclops Success.The Weeping Sage has not taken shelter and cannot be found or located upon any of the other islands- He has not been seen since a few of the Men went out to guide and offer up the boats laden with offerings to the Zizz at the Reefs where upon it Nests and has been known to Frequent.Your people can only assume that the Weeping Sage must be at the Reefs with the offerings and the boats- Perhaps preparing for the Zizz's arrival in his own way.>The Zizz will soon arrive: The sun is completely obstructed, if your people weren't cowering they would be able to see the eye of the storm- the Center on which the Zizz's massive frame blows away the crackling and torrential storm that it has surrounded itself with. The Winds are blowing even harder, the waves are crashing upon all the shores of your lands, and it seems even the Fungal Forests of the mainland are receiving a beating- the Long, tall, capped fungal woods teetering back and forth in the winds.
The only solace we can get is that hopefully the elves are in the Zizz's area of effect.
>>36882006We didn't want to murderhobo anything, we just wanted to be more connected with magic and open new possibilities.
When this is over, we should have a festival of the Zizz to commemorate our survival.And maybe a Festival of the Cosmic Serpent to celebrate the brave sage who lost his life for knowledge and for the sake of the gorgons.And of course two festivals for the Sun, on the winter and summer solstice.Festivals of the Stars should probably occur when there is some astronomical event, like a favored constellation rising. Possibly once per month if we develop a zodiac.
>>36882052unless he is refrencing when we First tried to hunt the zizz, with the GREAT bow a couple threads ago.Which again isn't so much murder hoboing, and more, us being unaware of the creature's scale.
>>36882020Based weeping sage.Blessed/cursed by the celestial deities, not even the Zizz holds sway over your spirit.
>>36882079As we don't turn it into a 9/11 kind of thing, I agree.
>>36882052The murderhobos are the ones who tried to fucking kill the Zizz in the first place.Besides, have we not yet learned that we should take BABY STEPS when fiddling with fucking magic yet?
>>36882095No, it should be religious. Possibly oriented around humility to forces greater than us.Thanksgiving, basically.
>>36882086Being unaware shouldn't be an excuse for us anymore.We should really know better by now then to keep blundering into things without trying a bit harder to learn about them.
>>36882020Cyclopes Gandalf GO!
>>36882086We were pretty aware of it's size. People just wanted to shoot something.
>>36882128I-is he going to punch it?I kinda want to draw weeping sage now.
>>36882114I like that.
>>36882096I guess the next idea to look into would be safety measures for future actions/experiments. Learning from our mistakes, which might lessen damage caused on failures and give a bonus to things we tried in the past. maybe.
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>36882020Have the earth elementals create massive walls of protections
>>36882155No, we just knew it was big, not colossal and world destroying.
>>36882192FOR THE LOVE OF EVERYTHING, STOP FUCKING ROLLING MAGIC SHIT UNTIL WE COME UP WITH SOME SAFEGUARDS, YOU DROOLING CUNT.
>>36882232We are about to be obliterated.Were not facing a demonWere not fighting angelsWe are facing THE physical embodiment of air itself.Its pissedAnd we have to do something unless you want this quest to end NOWSo do me a favor, stop bitchin and start rolling...its our only hope.
We could always start evacuating our people to the mainland. It's probably too late for it now, though.
>PrayThe Entire Sky is replaced with the Blanketing body of the Zizz and it's beak seems to align with the quaint archipelago your people call Home- There is no wind now, there are no clouds, there is no sky, and the rays of the sun, the glow of the moon, and the twinkle of the stars cannot reach your people. There is only the Zizz.There is however another: The Weeping Sage. Compared to the Zizz he is beyond minuscule: what is a single sand flea after all to the surf of the tide? He prays. He prays upon the highest point, on the highest rocky out-crop, on the highest part of the reef, and he prays to anyone who can hear his prayers through the smothering presence of the Zizz's anger.He prays to the Sun, and the Sun obliges. The frame of the Zizz's body is spot-lit by a great and powerful expression of sun rays that causes the shadow of the Zizz to extend further upon all visible land. This great beam of light still remains obstructed though by the Zizz's great and all-powerful mass, but the Blind Sage see's his opportunity. Through the noise of the storm, brandishing the golden idols he confiscated from the offerings; he bellows out a mighty, boisterous, and symponic hymn that echoes across the heavens and through the Zizz's feather to commune with these heavenly solar beams and BEND the light so that it twists, arches, and is focused upon the very reefs he stood upon.The Reefs glow- revealing the submerged skeletal structure below of an ancient and fossilized god. The Blind Seer is used as a medium as his body is disintegrated in the holy benevolent solar light he channeled through himself. The light is then used to project the towering visage of a great, tall, upright being of solar light- his arm extending, the Zizz landing on it like a tamed Falcon.The Light offers the Boats as delicious morsels to the Zizz. The Zizz is indeed pleased- It's cry shaking the very world before it slowly flies off satisfied. The light wanes. Normality returns.
>>36882442Phew, alright.You may now Roll for Actions and Ideas.
So is pray an option or does have to have certain requirements like Mother 2?
Rolled 84 (1d100)Prepare a holiday of thanksgiving
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>36882442Supporting >>36882502 with my roll.Did that blind seer have a name?Can we call him Solaire?
>>36882286>>36882232Damn guys calm down, he specifically said that he wanted his feathers back, we have now served them up on as close to a silver platter as we could make float. It's far away from us, we have done the honorable thing to do when confronted with a great spirit and now we wait for it to blow over.Also it didn't even notice when we tried to hurt it last time. We are totally beneath it, all it wants is the feathers back. Don't make any waves and we won't get murdered. It would be like a bunch of ants being ready to fight a human over some dropped Cheetos
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>36882502supporting>>36882475write Fictional stories to inspire people, teach lessons, and boost morale. Make sure people know it's made-up.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>36882442Deify the blind sage
>>36882555He isn't blind... but weeping. But still yeah we should do that. (Isn't that more of an idea though?
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>36882475Invent glass.>>36882502Supporting. We already have the idea of holidays, so let's formalize them and improve our calender significantly.Like >>36882079
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>36882502Adding consensus.
Thus I had doomed us with my roll of 1s.But thus I have saved us with my roll of seer.I now know what balance is.And holy shit didn't know we had a god corpse near our island.
>>36882555Woah. Deify is a bit too strong.Sainthood, yeah. But deity? No.Give sainthood to the sage that consulted with the cosmic serpent too.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>36882475Start creating sail boats. Maybe we can use this left over wind from the Zizz's arrival as inspiration to explore more?
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>36882475Make proper bandages to improve medical practice.
>>36882555I disagree. He should be celebrated and remembered, but not deified.
>>36882601What should we treat "sainthood" as? I for one believe they should be more treated as archetypes on how to live as well as people who have done cool things.The serpent sage, is just famous for dying after reciving great prophetic guidance from the Serpent. It is the Hero of the Mainland that first brought Gorgon and Cyclops together.The first sage died by getting drunk and hitting his head.The First Gorgon might be venerated too.
Also, did we lose a lot of stuff from the offerings?
>>36882680Yeah I'm half worried we may start starving in a bit due to that stunt.
>>36882640definitely honored.Will someone dare read The Book and become the new Blind Sage I wonder.
>mfw this thread so far
>>36882709should we try having our sages meditate to gain more insight or something?
>>36882728That's what they do most of the time, I believe.
>>36882755If by meditate you mean get drunk.Getting smashed on fruit beer is a time honored tradition for the sages.
>>36882755That and have waterfights and drunken shenanigans.But they're pretty chill and get stuff done so it's okay.
Rolled 2 (1d20)attempt to build a shrine/temple to The Sun
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36882775SUPPORT RIDE
>>36882775...goddamn it. also sorry for all my posting, I'll stop.
>>36882775we kinda already have one. Its this awesome stone circle where we had a bunch of sunpriests sing at, which caused this AWESOME lightning bolt to fall from the sun, and make a pillar of pure gold.
Could we get an event for the annual elemental celebration we set up a couple threads ago?
>>36882799I remember that. Wondering if we should try to build a complex around it or carve glyphs into it?
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>36882789>>36882775Support
>>36882502>>36882591>Prepare a Holiday for surviving the Zizz.>Roll 95/100>Complete Success +Survived with Style.It takes a few weeks before the Zizz is completely out of sight.. and then and only then do your people find it appropriate to celebrate their not only survival, but the absolute glorious event they had witnessed. As per tradition: Food is laid out, Drink is served, Elephants and Triceratops and all manner of fish and fruit are all baked and cooked up, music is played, and even a few spirits join in on the celebration.Though, due to the nature of your peoples survival: A portion of all the proceeds and celebration is focused specifically on the Sun and it's personal efforts in the manner..... There is less drunken shenanigans for sure, but this does not stop your people from rampant indiscriminate celebratory fucking.>>36882555>Saintify the WEEPING Sage and the History of Sages (Sorry, sorry, he is in fact the weeping sage.)>Roll 20/20>Complete success +Magocracy +History of SagesYour people have had a rich and long history of Sages and with the help of the Magocracy and recent events: everyone agrees that it is high time to start documenting and venerating the History of them. The Ancient story of the first drunk sage- a poem of self control, innocents, and good cheer. The Story of the First Gorgon and the Cosmic serpent- a foreboding tale of things to come and acceptance. The Chronology of the weeping sages and the Cosmic Scrolls. And finally The Life story of the weeping Sage and his Heroism.>+SAINTS established>Saints are not "gods" and they are not "spirits. Saints are public and iconic figures venereated for their achievements and heroic (usually magic) contributions towards the community. They are celebrated through stories, song, and carvings.
>>36882908So Saints are basically magic heroes, right?
>>36882966Sorta. Saints tend to be dead from the sounds of it. But they're like addons to the pantheon by way of persons important.
>>36883015We could have Living Saints that do divine feats of magic.
also, how are we on our idea/action limit so far?
>>36883022We could have Paladins that use magics And fight In the name of certain saints
>>36883064It will always be two actions and one idea because more is too much for OP.
>>36883086alrighty, so we have one action left. hmh..what to do?
>>36882818>Could we get an event for the annual elemental celebration we set up a couple threads ago?Sorry, sorry- You currently have TWO holidays:>Elemental Festival.>Sun Thanking Festival. Due to how "time" works between turns- years and generations can pass between happenings, so holidays just sort of "happen". >>36882502>Invent Glass>Roll 18/20>Success -limited technologyTimes moves on however and even though the Zizz has been gone for a while now- people still occasionally pass by remains or evidence of it's passing. One such piece is Glass. Glass is an unusual, beautiful, green clear substance that was produce by the lightning from the Zizz striking a few of the beaches on the various islands. People have begun to collect it, and they wonder how it could be reproduced or worked with? Some of your followers of the Solar priesthood also note that Glass has been found at the sight where in the Sun struck golden lightning upon the earth- perhaps it has something to do with heat?>+Glass "discovered", but not invented>Glass is a natural by product of extreme heat (mostly from lighting) exposing itself to sand and melting it into glass. Currently your people however can't "quite" make the necessary connections to replicate it though.>>36882966Saints have to be Dead.
>>36882966They're just people who have done great things for our people I think. People that should be remembered. I'd imagine heroes or sages could become saints.
>>36883122Alright, Roll for 2 new Actions and 1 idea.>>36883123This guy gets it.Heroes aren't Saints because they're alive, but Heroes can become Saints if they die and have left behind a particularly note-worthy legacy... which is mostly defined by YOU the players on what you find note/saint worthy.
>>36883079>Order of the Weeping Sage (like the Knights Templar, praise the Sun!)>Sisterhood of the First Gorgon (like the Knights Hospitaller)>Sorority of the Gorgon Sage (focused on converting heathens)>Monks of the First Sage (like Benedictine Monks)
Rolled 57 (1d100)Study our surroundings and create a spear-based martial art inspired by nature.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>36883123Build roads
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>36883142Refine farming techniques.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36883142Develop martial arts.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36883155Support roll
>>36883155we already have those I believe. Albeit Dirt roads though.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36883122Ask the fire and earth elementals to help us understand how glass is made.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36883155supporting as well
>>36883170We cannot into roads apparantly
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>36883155Support
>>36883122Hey guys should we consider making contact with the gorgon Civ? Like their home civilization. It seems like in previous threads that the gorgon civ are dicks yeah, but dicks because the elves 'enlightened'/browbeat them into having a caste system and paying tribute to them. Should we have a hero lead a party to search for the gorgon civ?
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>36883210>>36883142I'll second this.Find Gorgon civ. Should be pretty simple since we get immigrants regularly.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>36883210Fuck it I'm rolling for this and damn the consequences.
>>36883210I don't see any need to. They flock to us anyway.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>36883152also supporting this because we need more info about our surroundings and the ability to defend ourself
>>36883243>>36883239>>36883194>>36883170>>36883169>>36883155Aw man the dice suck again.
Rolled 32 (1d100)Idea- We've explored the top of the ocean- why don't we look at what's underneath the waves?
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>36883210I'll support this.
>>36883259>use water magic to make bronze age submarinesNot very good ones, mind you. Just a diving bell that keeps the water out.
>>36883239>>36883243And then we fuck it all up... as we usully do.
Rolled 6 (1d20)Action: Find other rocks that melt to make metal
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>36883259We'll need a way to go underwater for an extended period of time first. Or advanced hydromancy. Maybe combined would be helpful.rolling for diving bell.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>36883298trying to discover different metals sounds good.
how far along technologically are the gorgon's compared to us anyway?
>>36883306Our magic is very strong. We may just be able to pull off making large, sustainable air bubbles.
>>36883341Still would be good to have diving bells that serve as a place to retreat to if we encounter a shark or something similarly hungry.
Glass studying idea or action?
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>36883341use our magic to strengthen some of our heroes to explore underwater
>>36883352>>36883177I put this forward. That's the only one so far I think.
>>36883152>Develop some form of Martial Art.>Roll 57/100>Average Success +Census, +Elemental Magic, +SportsViolence does not come naturally to your people: they are kind, they are casual, they are expressive and very easy going people... but you are also hunters and you are also sportsmen. This didn't lead to an immediate development, but it HAS eventually lead to more sophisticated hand to hand combat techniques: wrestling, punching, blocks, kicks.. Whats more interesting however is a lot of your "outdoorsy" communities have begun to establish better uses of cover and a greater feel for forested environments: better use of cover, reading the land, hiding themselves despite their large size.>Guerrilla Tactics invented.>Despite your people's large size compared to other species- you've spent so long living amongst the jungle and the undergrowth that you've become QUITE adapt at hiding your footsteps, silencing your movements, and quietly advancing through the brush without being seen or heard. This can be deadly in partially lit areas- as your people possess very keen day-time vision.
>>36883412...holy shit we are going to out stealth ELVES.
>>36883467Magic guerilla cyclops.Yes.This pleases me.
>>36883412Can we roll again?
>>36883558When OP says roll, you may, Mr Impatient.
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>36883489>magic guerilla island cyclops Sounds like Samoans to me. >>36883412>develop tatooing
>>36883558Not until the actions get fleshed out.
Since we are rather peaceful and we don't have a need to grow through war, we can grow through arts. We should start treating everything we do like an art and try to perfect it. Kind of like what some east asian cultures did.
>>36883603While I generally agree with you, and believe we should continue to grow through intellectual and artistic persuits, my only problem is that our peace isn't exactly secured.Our situation with the Elves is still very one sided. Its one thing to have a tenuous peace agreement when we can socialize and talk or at the very least begrudgingly accept eachother's right to exist, its a whole other thing when we CAN'T see them, when we Don't know what they're doing, and worse yet when they aren't super eager to be peaceful themselves.
>>36883155>Further Develop beyond Dirt Roads>Roll 1/20>Complete Failure. +overwhelming Census. -No cultural motivation>Minor Failure.Although there are numerous inland villages and even your "capital" city of sorts resides inland on your home island- Roads still remain mostly dirt. Travelling Geomancers and the occasional sage when they have the time do keep the roads clear, smooth, and free of debris and pointy objects, but beyond a partial line of broken stones dotting it's outline- No one is particularly interested in further advancing them.>Your people lack the cultural or developmental motivation for roads: You don't have carts or wagons and grass is a lot softer on your big footsies anyway. Roads remain unpopular beyond a "guideline" to remote villages or shrines.>>36883259>>36883306>Begin Exploring underwater.>Roll 47/100>Success +Racial bonus, +Hydromancy.The Shallow Ocean waters of the reefs have honestly always been frequented quite regularly by both your Fishermen and even the nomadic vagabond Cyclops who continue to lives on the outskirts of society. The Reefs are where you catch most of your fish, where you harvest ammonites, and where you collect your corals to make your works of Art.Though, The mysteries of the deep have begun to intrigue some of your people and the call of the depths beckons them further. Further Exploration of the Reefs and even going beyond- closer into the boundaries of the DEEP ocean reveal even LARGER and more intricate Corals with hollowed out crevices, nooks, and crannies that are far too small for a cyclops to enter, but appear to have pockets of air on the inside. The large corals also host numerous forests of Kelp that grow organize and adjacent to them- your people are keen to avoid them for risk of entanglement. The Strange part though is the piles of shells and bones strewn around these reefs and the fishes reluctance to frequent them despite the choice territory. Mysterious.
>>36883807Alright guys, go ahead and start rolling.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>36883807Study glass
>>36883774Well. Our Home island is far enough from the mainland to not be affected by any immediate conflict. The Home islanders can focus on more intellectual pursuits while our mainlanders can focus on the more practical/war oriented pursuits.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36883823Find other stones that make metals, assign hero to search
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>36883807Try to find Gorgon Queendom's location.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>36883823Research applying magical properties to tools/materials.Enchantments basically.
Rolled 42 + 1 (1d100 + 1)>>36883807lets develop a bath house or something
Rolled 3, 7 = 10 (2d20)>>36883843Well glad we agree. So in terms of that Mainland/Homeland dichotomy of actions here.Send a Hero with a party on patrol through the jungles of Mainland, perhaps to scout out either the Elf or Gorgon Civ. action two; Construct a great library, perhaps expanding out of one of the dryer caves. We have a shrine for the sun, i don't think we have a shrine for our Weeping Sage yet. and a library would be a great place to do that.
>>36883855Hopefully these are nice mermaids rather than evil Lovecraftian ones.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>36883823study the elf's tools.know thy maybe-future-opponent-if-things-go-wrong.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>36883823Make a temple to the sun, stars and sky
>>36883898This is getting depressing.
>>36883807>>36883840This. I still think getting the elementals involved would be nice.
>>36883850>>36883898>Send a Hero with a party on patrol through the jungles of Mainland, perhaps to scout out either the Elf or Gorgon Civ.Is this a supporting roll I see?
>>36883925Fire is used in glass kinda elemental.
>>36884005And sand is Earth. I think the fire and earth elementals could help us understand glass faster. Maybe even teach us how to make different kinds.
>>36883840>>36883177>>36883402>Study and Research the Properties and production of Glass- Consider the Elements of earth and fire for assistance>Roll 81/100>Success +Pyromancy, +Craftsmenship,A handful of your Craftsmen have become obsessed with the potential surrounding this newly discovered material known as "glass". They Work tirelessly to try and divine it's secret through both mundane and magical venues and eventually they end up briefly confiscating one of the Kilns for experiments. Their first results only end up in ugly round globs of glass that ruin the inside of the kiln, but through time, experimentation, and process they have it:Primitive Glass. Blown into Orbs, woven and molded and worked through normal hands and at times the magical efforts of pyromancers and geomancers. The end result is a reliable source of Glass pots, Bowls, Mugs, and fine thick glass ware coming in the form of eye-catching greens, blues, and earthy reds. >+GLASS INVENTED>Glass is incredibly tempermental, expensive, and difficult to work with- but skilled craftsmen CAN produce it using a combination of rudimentary magical practices finely tuned with the assistance of master craftsmen.
Rolled 18 (1d20)Ask our gorgon waifu's to help introduce us further to their homeland sisters.
>>36884164>"Hey sisters! Come meet my new boyfriend!"
>>36883923I'm glad our art is evolving too.
Rolled 40, 19 = 59 (2d100)Create advanced martial arts and advanced spells
>>36884197*cue glorious Cyclopes-gorgon orgy*
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>36884453Change my rolls to this
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>36884427supporting this
>>36884453We still don't know the ins and outs of Gorgon reproduction.
>>36884469Rigjt after i changed it to orgy. Great now i have to decide between martial arts and magic or orgies
>>36884478We don't know the ins and outs of our own reproduction
>>36884453That happens all the time though.
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>36884478Ask Gorgons and the spirits about reproduction
>>36884498Martial Arts Orgy?
>>36884501We actually know where cyclops babies come from. Sex.But Gorgons? Who knows.
>>36884544Same way. Except there aren't any male children. That's probably something we should try to fix.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>36884535>>>36884498 (You)>Martial Arts Orgy?
>>36884478They seem to be all female and capable of reproducing on their own just fine. This reminds me of a species of lizards that were all female but still had sex as a catalyst for reproduction.It's the New Mexico Whiptail and the process is known as parthenogenesisI wonder if beholder mixed offsprings would also be all female
>>36884579The Cosmic Serpent implies that Gorgons are asexual and only need sexual stimulation to breed, not fertilization.But yes, we should fix this.
>>36884607Parthenogenesis.It's probably this, as it would allow them to reproduce and evolve without need of males, just sex.It's fine honestly.
>>36883850>>36883898>>36884164>Discover the Gorgon's Civilization>Roll 18/20 Gorgon's counter roll: 1,2,13.>Success. Gorgons needed 15 to stay hidden.Just like the forest "civilized" gorgon society has slowly pulled back with it: you haven't traded with them in YEARS and the only sign of them is the constant flow of migration leeching from the woods. The Council of Sages finds this unacceptable and requests searching parties be direct by Heroes and lead to adventure into the dark recesses of the Forest- and they also make a request that any Gorgons who remember the way home are encouraged to assist in the Cyclopean Efforts towards Diplomacy.They find them. They find Three of them in fact and what they find is beyond your people's expectations:Three cities are spotted: They are seemingly walled in by a strange kind of "hanging" fungal wood that surrounds the cities and seem to prevent invasion. The cities all share a few things in common: At the center of each of them is a truly MASSIVE fungal tree where in a massive serpent is carved around the trunk and flows up to the underside of the mushrooms cap. The Entire city's urban development surrounds the single massive Tree and the housing quality improving the closer they are to it- The houses built upon the tree being the most lavished. They also all seem to be connected to one large visibly polluted river that connects and runs through all of them.>+Cyclopes Culture Shock+Your people have not been spotted, but they have seen Gorgon culture for themselves and they are disgusted: rampant over-crowding, visible, disgusting, class struggle- gorgons starving in the streets, gorgon prostitutes, gorgons killing, gorgons stealing, gorgons covered in gold, gorgons selling gorgons, gorgons keeping gorgons like livestock. They are repulsed, they are overcome with mixed feelings of superiority and a lust for conquest fueled by their own cultural island biases and traditions.
>>36884665HAHAHA TIME FOR MANIFEST DESTINYCONQUEST HO~!
>>36884665Well we're in no shape to do that just yet. exercise caution rather than jumping into war/
>>36884665That's exactly what I was afraid of.
>>36884665You know I'm kind of worried now. I mean we might be justified in confronting gorgons, especially considering this debauched gammorrah we've stumbled upon, but I'd hate for their vices to spread to us.
>>36884665If there are no male gorgons who are they prostituting to!?
>>36884724...Time to start an Underground Railroad? Siphon of the lower castes who just want a better life, leaving the Bitches on top with no one to serve them.
>>36884665We should meditate on the correct course of action, ask the star eyed serpent of the gorgons for guidance
>>36884665So that means the gorgons are immigrating to us because they know they'd get better living quality.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36884665Attempt to improve housing and living conditions to both aid and encourage new gorgon migrants and show our civilization
>>36884796...female gorgons.We just had a few posts about it.
>>36884796Other female gorgons obviously. They're a monogendered society.
We should probably set up religious missions dedicated to educating and feeding the impoverished Gorgons, while turning away the upper classes.>"It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for someone who is rich to enter the kingdom of God.If providing the poor Gorgons with food is a problem, then I doubt we could properly feed them if we invaded and conquered them.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>36884665Prepare for war. And increase are martial arts and magic skill
>>36884826I think we have one more action roll before we start rolling again.
>>36883908>Study the Elves Tools.>Roll 10/20>Average Success. -Gorgon resentmentOne of your Sages wonders what happened to the Elven technology that was confiscated and soon the entire sage council on the mainland community is wondering about it as well. They had largely forgotten about it, but through a spot of detective work they discover...>-Elven Technology gone to rootThe Elven Technology that has been placed within the Monolith for Safe keeping seems to have germinated and taken root: both the ?Log?, the ?Coat?, and the ?underclothing? have all seemed to mold away into an underlying bed of Fungal teal/purple hued growth that has begun sprouting into Saplings of Fungal wood that's collar high to a Cyclopes- with a few visible ferns and smaller, heartier, rubbery fruiting fungal growths rising forth from the gun. Most of the equipment has overgrown and germinated beyond proper identification.When asked why no one had noticed this sooner all the Sages -in between sips of fermented fruit juice- agree that they had simply thought that had been always growing there. They do however agree that it does tie together the Shrine quite nicely.
>>36884796http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Mexico_whiptailthis should explain it.except substitute lizard with gorgon.
>>36884859BURN THE FUNGUS IMMEDIATELY, EXTERMINATE IT ALL.
>>36884837Why be exclusive? As lomg as they abide by our traditions all should be welcome.
Alright, you guys can feel free to roll for new Actions and Ideas.
>>36884859Thhis seems like something horrible that will spread. and this is on our Home island community? I HOPE not.
>>36884859may want to remove that just in case. We don't understand what it would do and the gorgons would feel more at ease.
>>36884887The upper classes are the oppressors.I don't think the impoverished gorgons will feel comfortable, and the rich gorgons will take all the food and supplies.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>36884889War and advance martial arts and magics
Rolled 11 (1d20)attempt to contain and study the elf-fungal tools.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>36884889Perhaps we should start sending 'missionaries' to one of these gorgon cities. maybe even a diplomatic party, Head it up with a couple heroes... incase things go south. >Speak softly carry a big stick.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>36884889Enchantments as previously suggested.>>36884916No war just
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>36884889Remove the strange plants from the monolith
>>36884926Seconding. Religious missions are a must.
>>36884915Our tradition is to share. If they try to hoard they'll be exiled.
>>36884928Fuuuck now we're gonna get Ancestral Legendary Weapons and shit.Hell... we may even enchant that ancient Zizz Hunting bow, turn it into some kind of Brahmastra like thing,
>>36884859Sing a hymn to the cosmic serpent asking about why the gorgons cities are so disgusting .
Rolled 17, 17 = 34 (2d20)>>368848591. Study fish, find better ways to fish the fish2. Find more melty things to make metals, dedicate a hero to explore for these things
>>36884928Op change my war roll to this please
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>36884926supporting hero 'missionaries'/aid to the gorgons
>>36884956But we're doing it in their territory, understand?Basically we'll provide free food and a place to sleep for the poor in Gorgon territory, while preaching our religion and teaching the poor valuable skills.The rich obviously shouldn't be allowed to abuse that, otherwise the purpose of the mission - to help the poor Gorgons - will be compromised.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>36884959forgot my dice
>>36884916No to war. For now at least.
>>36884963Double seventeens. Neat.
>>36884958We could also do other things, such as enchant diving balls and suits with hydromancy charms for better undersea exploration.
>>36884959Yeah, what's the deal with the Gorgons? Why isn't the Cosmic Serpent helping them?
>>36884916No. Calm your tits. We are a peaceful people. We favour the pen over the sword.
>>36885022>>36884999>enchanted diving bells that product their own air
>>36885022*bellsI'm laughing at my own spelling right now.
>>36885009I'm guessing they've fallen from grace.Last thread (or the thread before last) a captured gorgon priestess explained that they used to have an animistic holistic religion and similar deal to us cyclopses, until elves came and enlightened them with a class structure and tithes.The elves gentrified them and mandated tithes be paid onto them, so as such the civilization starts essentially eating itself, essentially existing for the sake of the elves, and for the sake of the highest caste.
>>36885049>produce their own airAWWW YEAH
>>36885047>tfw Cyclopes' become the peacemakers and the magical/cultural masters of our corner of the world
>>36885047Do we even have swords? Stabbing people with pens seems inefficient.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>36884923Supporting this.
[Spoiler]Hey, everyone. This wonderful quest has inspired me to attempt one of my own. Would anyone be interested in a Skeleton Civilization Quest?[/spoiler]
>>36885097If we do it properly we won't even need swords. We are mages.
>>36885083Air enchantments.We can do it.Thought I don't think we have a specific school for Aeromancy yet, even though we did it in the middle of the Zizz panic.
>>36885116skeleton civ? do tell more...
>>36885116Personally, no. Undead civilizations don't have much appeal to me.
>>36885140I'm still brainstorming, but I really love animated skeletons in fantasy and I know a lot of you do too.>>36885147:(
>>36885147Same. They even really need a civ do they? You just buld up a hoard and attack things.
>>36884874>>36884902>>36884909>>36884923>Remove and Contain the Fungal Growth Brought in by the rotting of the Elven Technology.>Does not require a roll.Even though it is on the Mainland community and the "Fungal wood" is seemingly native -being just a few kilometers outside the towns walls- your Sage council eventually grows.. unnerved by the Growths presence. One of your Sages wishes to study it, but too many are eager to see it go: A handful of them clap their hands, utter a quick hymn, extend their open palms, and incinerate the entire growth to ash with a quick, sharp, song. >>36884916>>36884928>Advance the Arts of COMBAT and MAGICS and applying mystical properties to items.>Roll 99/100>+HOT DOUBLE 99+ +Geomancy, +Gold working, +Iron Working.Iron and Gold possess unique physically qualities that make them valuable assets when dealing with large scale industrial and crafting purposes. Their ability to resonate hymns, keep tone, and further compliment the magical melodies your people sing make them invaluable for large scale crafting efforts.... But what else could they do? Both your Sages and your Craftsmen wonder upon the implications of a way to CONTAIN a song WITHIN an object so that it could do the magic itself.... Much Drinking and pontification is had, but they think they're on to something.>+STAFF(Auditory magic) INVENTED.>The Staff is a large, hollowed out, molded piece of high quality iron- What look as though an Ordinary "metal tube" is actually lined on the inside with extremely intricate series of engraved grooves and patterns that facilitate the reproduction of specific noises and melodies when blown into. Effectively, this allows for an individual to replicate a Hymn by simply blowing into one end of the Pipe- The spell may be further editing by controlling breathing. Multiple Chambers may be added and more grooves molded in it to allow for "more spells".
>>36885116I wanna go full industrial/commerce skeleton society! Trade basic goods in bulks for the bodies of your deceased! We'll even give you a war pact for it! Focus on the finest things in life!
>>36885214what if a bunch of skeletons just suddenly came back to life and now are faced with the question ... where do we go from here? Imagine a society made up of skeletons across history. The victorian Habberdasher along side the Scouse scav dying centuries apart now together.
>>36885230>Remove and Contain the Fungal Growth Brought in by the rotting of the Elven Technology.I bet it was gonna grow into a tree that grew guns. And we just blew it up.
>>36885246>>36885254Sshhh. Please keep this conversation in spoiler mode, so we don't disrupt the current game.
>>36885312Really you're disrupting the game period. Go find the ghost /qtg/ and talk there
Or we could've ended up as weird elven spore-slaves. Either way, it's gone..meh.
>>36885288This implies that the Mainland's enormours fungal forest is potentially the remnants of elven tech. I suggest we excavate. We should dig down and see if we can't find elven stuff under the ground. What if it was an enormous city, or a battlefield where forgotten tech became a shroom forest?
>>36885288Well we did just make our own, in a way. It's not that big a loss.
>>36885346Maybe not remnants but definitely maybe not natural.
Hey guys you don't think the Parrats have been advancing while we weren't looking do you?I know they're simply a tiny nuicance but I'd hate for them to get particularly cocky.
>>36885387>Parrats figure out fire>burn down huts for fun
>>36884973bumping/supporting 'missionaries' to the gorgon city
>>36885230So are we on our way to bards or skalds?
>>36885414We're in autosage. You can't bump.
>>36885387>>36885401What are Parrats?
>>36885230Is there a way we might create an active defense for our people without actually training warriors? If our perimeter is defended with an aura / spells / walls / turrets / chants of peace / attuned wildlife, then our heroes should be more than a match for anything that would get through. We would just have to devise protections against sabotage.Plus, the good karma our place would have will only be more appealing.
>>36885434Read previous threads.Parrats are extremely annoying semi-sentients.
>>36885430sorry. Just didn't want it to get lost.
>>36885434The setting's equivalent of Kobolds. Basically rather than Lizard/Rat Flavored they're Parrot and Rat flavored.
>>36885453>>36885472You know I wonder if we could make a cat piano out of them.Train each one to say something in a different tune and just squeeze them to make little jaunty tunes.Maybe once we hit the Enlightenment stage of our civ.
>>36885312[Spoiler]I am really sorry, but how do I spoiler and roll dices? (this is an attempt) [/spoiler]>>36885335[Spoiler]And what's the "Ghost qtg"? [/spoiler]
>>36885516Ctrl-S on highlighted text.And QTG is quest thread general.
>>36885448Well we can probably create whirlpools to protect the islands from invasion. I haven't thoughtof anything else we use as a migical defense though. I don't know how we'd go about discovering shielding and the like.
>>36885516don't capitalize "spoiler" or it doesn't work
>>36885516Stop capitalizing the first spoiler.https://archive.moe/tg/thread/36880132/#36880132
>>36885540The moderators have been deleting Quest Thread Generals and ghost/shadow mode is lame.
>Send in "Missionaries" lead in by Heroes to open up discussion between the Gorgon civilization and spread spiritual awareness.>Roll 74/100 Gorgon Counter roll: 65>Gorgon needed 80, Cyclops Success. +Spiritual Culture. +Immigration. Parties of Missionaries and wellwishers armed with Gold and Iron mediums, Songs, Flowers, and gifts come slowly presenting themselves before the Gorgon Cities. The Gorgon Watchers armed with Visors atop the hanging Walls spot the parties- Their snakes rattle, they breath, and they try that concentrated "flash". When it does nothing- they proceed to enter into hysterics. EVENTUALLY diplomacy is finally established: The parties are not allowed in all three of the cities, some are simply forbidden from entering- but are allowed to stay outside and "Preach to the garbage and shit that we throw outside the city walls."ONE party however is welcomed into their city and not only that but lead directly to the arched entrance of the Cities main temple. There, they are.. seated outside (as they cannot fit inside any buildings) and out onto the porch of the temple is a host of the cities most powerful priestesses and... A mysterious, tall, impossibly slim individual unlike you've ever seen before- Long ears, wide-eyed, pale almost luminescent skin, wearing living, breathing, flowing robes of fungal-growth displaying dazzling colours.. The Head Gorgon priestess is summoned- her beauty and petty'ness are equally beyond compare.Your "group of squatting savages" is welcomed and instructed to provide a customary tribute: The only thing they don't snub is the gold, everything else is turned away or thrown away- especially the flowers, which they find disgusting. They in return display a show of force, through demonstrating their "divine magics".Part 2 incoming. Magic showoff.
>>36885627If we brought a sage, I really hope we do something to utterly outclasses them.
>>36885627I'd love it if their strongest magic is just parlor tricks for us.
>>36885669>>36885688>Moses vs. The Egyptian Magicians
>>36885701Gandolf vs. a Vegas magician
Where's the old purple colored drawing for the elves?
>>36885777I'm digging around for it as we speak. I think some cave drawing style versions appear in this image of the Snake Prophesy.
>>36885806Neat I like the highly stylized stuff
>>36885860Thanks. I've been doing some of the Cave Painting style stuff since the quest began. But naturally as things have progressed I've been trying to bring some more of my A-game.
>>36885806>The Zizz was the eclipseElves soon, fellow cyclops!
speaking of, are there any pictures of our council of sages?
>>36885949Considering they're perpetually drink I imagine that they're not too formal,.silly leaf hats probably
>>36885949not quite yet. I've been mostly working on them as the inspiration strikes. A last supper looking image featuring various famous sages seems like a bright idea though.
>>36885994Damn i like that idea. Some days it does scare me that our civ constantly teeters on the brink of what amounts to being ruled by a college frat.
>>36885627The Gorgon Priestess show off... honestly a quite underwhelming display of magic:They raise their hands forth and force the Fungi lining the entrance of their Temple to shed colourful spores to set the mood. They then produce forth a small light show of embers of techni-coloured supported and focused on the palms of their hands- further manipulated to dance and display within the air. Their final act: Summoning Forth Earthen bowls from the court yard and condensating them filled with pure clean water for their "unworthy guests to lap up." Extremely Satisfied with themselves they sit back down upon their knees- The High priestess going back inside the temple, sure you can display nothing of significance. The "Elf" remains silent. Your Cyclopes look to one another a little confused. The Elf stands up and all the Gorgons go silent, "would you.. like to show us your Magics?"Your Cyclopes brandish the Iron and Golden mediums and begin a most powerful and spiritual hymn- one that is old, but they still remember in their collective dreams: The Fungal growth leans, the winds blow, the Gorgon Acolytes and servant girls begin to faint one at a time, the Elven emissary is at the edge of it's seat. A great, deep, primeval hum drums beckons the city and the Canopy of fungal wood surrounding the city leans over to provide a moon-light spotlight before the temple at the base of the great center fungal tree.The Great Tree's serpent carving slowly starts to glow from the base up- progressively getting brighter and brighter before the visible luminscount of the cosmic serpents ethereal body lights up the city sky like constellations.The Emissaries calm down their Hymn, "just a taste" they say as they catch their breath- visibly sweating. The Elf gives a standing ovation, "Marvelous, inspired, truly remarkable". Half of the gorgon High priestesses are unconscious, one is visibly aroused- The Head priestess is crying.
>>36886044Is there more?
>>36886044> one is visibly arousedShe wants the C
>>36886044We need to show some full, proper, ''Make the sun make golden lightning bolts'' kind of things
>>36886044>The Elf gives a standing ovationOkay... thats actually troubling. Mostly cause the elf isn't fainting from our power like all the gorgons. Could Elves be on our Level?
>>36886150>The Elves are worthy opponentsI like it. I like it a lot.
>>36886150We can't trust the elf. Remember the age old saying; around elves, watch yourselves.
>>36886044MEANWHILE.The other two Cyclopean emissary groups- squatting outside the city walls of the corrupt and bureaucratic Gorgon cities.. spend most of their time offering basic humanitarian relief efforts while singing supporting and boisterous hymns and choruses that nourish the soul and strengthen the heart to the growing scores of impoverished and lower class Gorgons crowding them.Pure, Clean, water is offered upon an endless magical tap provided by effortless poems to Water. Food, Dried goods, and strange island fruits are gleefully consumed, and simple, basic, medical assistance is offered. Numerous followers are taken in- mostly Mothers, Children, Elderly, Outcasts.. and for some reason seemingly ordinary Gorgons deemed as "ugly"? >Open Diplomacy with GORGON Civilization Established.>+600 Gorgon Immigrants.>Total population: 1330(1200 Gorgon)
>>36886181Eh.The whole thing will be resolved after several generations and we'll have pointy ears in our gee pool.
>>36886210We need to start asking what the hell the caste system is? I'm assuming from what we know so far it's based on beaty
>>36886236It's something we don't want to know. We'll probably think it's dumb if we do.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>36886210Ugly? Ugly how?Also attain smeltable metals!
>>36886236what is beauty to a gorgon? Number of snakes? How reptillian you look?Could all the 'pretty' ones be rocking the Sidisi look?
>>36886210so...in our entire civilization there's only 130 cyclopse? *confused*
>>36886267Since there influenced by elves, They are most likely decided by what the elves like
>>36886210>Total population: 1330(1200 Gorgon)Gorgons are becoming more than a minority now. I suppose that's a good thing.But we should probably establish another colony somewhere along the mainland.
>>36886294I think its 1330 Cyclopses + (1200) Gorgon.
>>36886294Its 1330 cyclopes and 1200 gorgons
>>36886312We should stick to the shore of that bay -looking area on the 2nd post map.
>>36886364Really? I was thinking of moving further north. See if there is a stretch of Mainland that isn't covered by fungal Forests.
Would anyone else get behind the idea of communing with the great serpent again and asking her to let gorgons and cyclops interbreed?
>>36886364Maybe see what's south of the reefs? Explore the eastern mainland until we get out of the fungal forest.
>>36886396Yes.That's been my plan for a while. The gorgons and cyclops must be made whole.We probably should construct a monument for the great serpent in preparation for this. We've already proved ourselves to have nothing but selfless love for the Gorgons.
>>36886210>Total population: 1330(1200 Gorgon)With so many gorgons among cyclops, there should be reflections of their culture. What kind of behavior do the gorgons display among themselves?Have they got strengths cyclops do not have that could benefit the whole civ? Do they have knowledge/know-how that they're willing to give us?I mean, for example, if their civ had mastered the use of poisons and gave us that info, maybe we could research something related but still within our culture, like holistic medicine.
>Current Population: 1330(1200 Gorgon) (2 City, 24 villages, 4 islands, 33 heroes)>Culture and Art: Your people wear fine woven clothing dyed in rich black and red mineral dyes, leather shoes, and various ivory, horn, and shell jewelry. They worship a pantheon of Celestial bodies with a casual respect towards elemental spirits and saints. Two Holidays are observed: The Spirit Festival and the Suns giving. Soccer has become a popular past time.>The People: Your people organize themselves into casual and extended family with communities formally lead by a Magocracy council of Cyclops Sages and a few Gorgons. Gorgons exist as a visible Minority group that are occasionally bred with. Trade skills are committed to and goods and services are purchased with Ivory Rings. Ethnicity wise your people come in a variety of light to dark tanned freckled skin tones with their white hair braided or kept short and messy. Your People speak and write Island "True" Cyclopean.>Technology: Your people use a variety of Iron tools; Clay, Glass, and Iron products are all produced. Homes possess stone foundations (Stone working and Masonry being quite adapt), wooden or bamboo frames, and dried woven grass walling and roofs. Communal education and Bamboo scrolls are widespread as is your people knowledge of Math, Astronomy, and rudimentary natural sciences. Herbal remedies are relied upon for medicine.>Magic: (121 "Sages".) Elemental Magical practices are quite widespread as is the use of Megalithic structures and Iron/Gold as mediums for magics. Divine and Arcane Magics remain rudimentary. >Food: Adequate. Your people grow large Ochard-like Tree Gardens that contain Plantains, Mangoes, Herbs, Spices, Breadfruit, Cashews, and Sweet potatoes. Aquaculture is also used to raise stocked freshwater fish, but fishing remains a more practical source of seafood. Livestock include: Elephants, Triceratops, Chickens, and Banana Rats. Dried goods kept in communal Granaries.
>>36886501They've shared their knowledge of fabrics and bows, mathimatics and language, and I think a little magic. I can't remember anything else though I'm pretty sure there's more.
Sorry guys, but I'm absolutely 100% bushed and the Thread has long since gotten so big it's auto-saging.I'd like to thank everyone for coming out and I hope everyone had a really great time. The thread has been archived, so go vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI'll be hanging around if anyone has any NON-spoiler questions they were wondering/self evident information.
>>36886595Thank you for running! I look forward to the next session.I'm glad this quest is as popular as it is.
>>36886501They had numerals. Snake based numerals.
>>36886595Did the Head priestess join us... Or at least stop acting arrogant towards us?
>>36886595How friendly are we with the local elementals? Would they help us in battle if we asked? Are they a fairly common sight now in our villages? Are there any elemental/cyclopean marriages?
>>36886595What are the gorgon minority communities like?Are they developing their own unique culture, separate from the Gorgon Queendom?
>>36886792If not we should totally try to get them some of them to live with us permanently
>>36886824It seems like they, for the most part, reject their own culture when they see what ours' is like.
>>36886595Thanks a lot. It's the first time one of these threads drew my attention. I was very entertained.
>>36886730>Did the Head priestess join us... Or at least stop acting arrogant towards us?No, she suffered a mild break down because a bunch of no-name, partially naked, backwards bumble-fuck savages were able to commune with their "patron god" so seemingly effortlessly. She currently doesn't know what to do with herself and is questioning everything: from what she's been raised to believe, her society, the elves, everything. Her tale may end in self-loathing, alcoholism, and suicide if she doesn't find new purpose or meaning to her life.>>36886792>How friendly are we with the local elementals?We're on a casual talking/communing basis. During the annual elemental celebration we all get together to eat, drink, party, and fuck. Beyond that though we don't/can't really live or marry one another anymore than you can an open flame or the tide.>>36886824>What are the gorgon minority communities like?They older generations are seamless additions to Cyclopean Culture. They're still very sensitive to magic, but they still fit right in.. though they haven't made the leap to moving to the "island" communities. >Are they developing their own unique culture, separate from the Gorgon Queendom?It's a little hit or miss- they've made excellent crafts women, huntressess, herders, farmers, fisherwomen, and ratters- which are jobs they usually wouldn't WILLINGLY take in Gorgon society. A lot of them though are just overwhelmed they're allowed to raise their own children and have spouses/sex whenever they want.
>>36886913Sounds like it's time for some good old fashioned cyclops goodwill and fruit beer to help her out, in regards to the head priestess.
>>36886913Salvation is just outside the gates.
>>36886724I wonder if you could get decimals with this. Like signify something like 3.14 with "Essmo-omir"
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>36886913Hey can we venerate the stars as the eyes/gods of hedonism, pleasure, and music?
>>36886913>She currently doesn't know what to do with herself and is questioning everything: from what she's been raised to believe, her society, the elves, everything. Her tale may end in self-loathing, alcoholism, and suicide if she doesn't find new purpose or meaning to her life.That sounds terrible. I hope we remember to work with her next time to fix her community.
>>36886993Its like a weird combo between arabic and roman numerals. In base 5, which makes some sense considering they're counting on their fingers up until this point.You go 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, then 5 and 1, 5 and 2, 5 and 3... Its even signified by the language. You combine the sounds to make the bigger numbers. after 10 it gets to be counting tens. Ish-om=two 10s, ngom= five 10's etc. I'm not sure if we've conceptualized zero yet.. or parts of a whole.
>>36887001If I remember right they represent knowledge, justice, and...something. It's in the first thread.
>>36887089Sun is aggression and warMoon is knowledge and insularnessStars is community.
>>36887089Can we gove them duel meaning?
>>36887109Probably. Hedonism and community go hand-in-hand in our culture.
>>36887205No John, you are the degenerates.
>>36887205Nah, we should get some morality in our community rather than hedonism.Hedonism spreads sexual disease. I don't think there's any practical reason to disallow homosexuality, but there's a number of practical reasons for monogamy.
>>36887089Unity, Duty, Destiny?
>>36887335I was just quoting the Doom fanfic in reference to our civs degenerate morality. I feel like an autist writing this out.
>>36887343I'm not going to support that. That's just making up problems to solve.
>>36887343>>36887205If we do it right we could have "spiritual" hedonism. That way not only does it sjow our appreciation for the gods but empower us
>>36887448True. When your society has up until that point been allowed to screw however many people they want and then suddenly told "No" you can't do that because of something nebulous (at this point in time) as STDs you'll get some pushback. Plus we do apparently organize into families, I just dunno if we do the weird "How many quarters are you" of your father/mothers?Gilgamesh was One third god, two thirds human, since his dad and some god (can't remember which) were both his dad to his mortal mom.