>Current Population: 1330(1200 Gorgon) (2 City, 24 villages, 4 islands, 33 heroes)>Culture and Art: Your people wear fine woven clothing dyed in vivid 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 large open families 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/lived 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 and a bit of Gorgon.>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 practice AgroForestry with large Orchards 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/36879562/Last thread we managed to survive an encounter with the Zizz and among many other more cultural and magical advances we have also come into direct contact with Gorgon Civilization. Gorgon Civilization as it turns out is a den of debauchery, suffering, filled squalid and suffering masses. In an attempt to spread our superior culture over them we enlisted the use of three missionary groups.These Groups were successful in obtaining a steady and reliable flow of Gorgon Immigrants made up of: Single Mothers with Children, Lower class citizens (Hunters, Rat catchers, Fishermen, Gong Farmers, unskilled laborers/unemployed craftswomen), and Exiled Gorgons (Shamed priestesses, prostitutes, and political enemies.)>+NEW ECOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS>The Cosmic Snake shrine: Old SnakeThe Cosmic Snake shrine carved into the once ancient Fungal tree has been overtaken by the new growth: The old tree has rotted away and in it place an equally unimaginable massive fruiting tree has grown over it. The Tree is so massive it provides a partially shaded canopy for other smaller trees and vegetation to grow under it. >Jungle -/+ HotterThe Fungal Forest once completely blocked sunlight from entering the canopy beneath it: create a cool, humid, environment that was ideal for fungal growth. Your NEW GROWTH however provides partial shade- which allows sunlight and deters fungal growth. Large Terrestrial Dinosaurs such as Long-necked and Triceratops find it uncomfortably hot and are moving further inland. >New Animals: Peccary, Raptor, (Moon)Bear.These new ecological conditions have provided a more suitable habitat for animals previously quite uncommon: Abundant edible fruits have provided numerous feeding opportunities to Peccaries and Bears and the increased temperatures and swelling peccary populations have also benefited the Raptor population.Alright guys go ahead: Roll for 2 Actions(d20) and 1 Idea(d100)
THANK YOU! I was beginning to think you had abandoned it. I made Skeleton Civilization Quest because your creative work inspired me so much!
Idea: Study the Fungal Magic we saw displayed by the Gorgon priestess in the last session.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>37006679>>37006696Let's try this again.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>37006599Investigate the coral reef, seeing as how we found stuff last time.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>37006599Explore the undersea some more.
>>37006679>>37006696>>37006756>>37006790As usual I'll wait a little bit more before we get into the action.>>37006625Yep! I remember! I've been super eager all week to start the next chapter in our adventure! Especially since I've been seeing little compliments towards Cyclopes quest every now and again.
>>37006599I liked the other map better this one is almost painful to try tounderstand.
>>37006790Well damn, we investigated the fuck out of the coral reef.
>>37006845Should I also restart Skeleton Civilization Quest?>>37006915>>37006926Let's hope we remain an ecologically responsible race. We wouldn't want to destroy them!
>>37007054There isn't anything we could do to harm coral, and when we last messed with nature we had to get bailed out by one eyed Gandalf.
Don't forget to try and convert the gorgon sage who is contemplating suicide
>Study the "Fungal Magic">This doesn't actually require a roll- you already know how you did it. It was a basic communion spell using the Carving as a medium to just say a quick "hello" to a some small part of the Cosmic snake.>Rolling against espionage however: Cyclopes Roll: 67, Gorgon Roll 76, Elf roll 13>Elf needed at least a 35. Gorgon wins. +Gorgon elven resentment -Cyclops communal cultureYour Group of "Missionaries" have been currently staying at the Temple where they had originally displayed their magical prowess. There, they have been wined, dined, and slept with at the behest of the Elven representative who seems extremely interested in documenting the seemingly little-known Cyclopean Magics.... the Gorgons have taken this as an opportunity to play their hand. The Head priestess has had a complete heel turn and although she has completely lost faith towards her society; she has become overwhelmed by the Cyclops humility, simplicity, and casual displays of raw power-She sees this as an opportunity to undermine Elven civilization. She and a handful of the other Gorgon priestesses (The ones whom did not faint) begin feeding, drinking, and slowly sexing all of the Magical and Arcane Secrets out of your Emissaries.(post too big, part 2 incoming.)
>>37007474>Explore the Coral Reefs>Action roll 20/20>Complete SuccessMeanwhile on the Islands: the rumors of Coral Reefs have started to become a little "over-played" and exaggerated- claims of treasure, adventure, beautiful water spirits, etc.. This has caused -as you can imagine- many more Cyclopes swimming or boating out to the Reefs to investigate them. A lot of people just either end up giving up and idly "grazing" on the kelp forests, collecting shellfish, or knocking off pieces of coral to make into jewelry. This changes a few weeks in. A being has been spotted.Humanoid in shape, as tall upright as a Gorgon, webbed feet and hands, with a blue/green'ish hued perfectly smooth skinned muscular body complimented by a pair of prominent, large, nipple-less "Breasts".Their head is peculiar though: their ears are visibly elongated and drawn out into small muscular flippers and their head is crowned with boneless psuedo-fins that eventually get smaller as they feed into the back of their head where a LARGE dolphin-like tail extends from.The strange new being is observed very briefly swimming from one hollowed out Coral mass to another while slowly filling a braided "bad" of kelp with various items, tools, bones, and trinkets. As soon as it is spotted it's breasts visibly "deflate" and it quickly swims away into the deep ocean with it's scavanged goods.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>37006599Friends, it seems as though the world is a large and dangerious place, and the young don't pay proper respect to it. Why just the other moon I met a young one that didn't know a simple hymn of the dinosaurs on the mainland! We should gather all our knowledge in one place and allow the people to read it as they wish.
>>37007598>>37007474Alright guys, feel free to roll for 2 new Actions and 1 new idea.Sorry for the wait.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>37007629Let's improve our Math.Study geometry.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>37007598Do we have to roll to make an offering to the merfolk or is it a free action?If it's a free action I roll for mapping the mainland, including getting assisstance from gorgon mapmakers/owners.
Rolled 20 (1d20)Find the depressed Gorgon priestess, try to console her. Show her that the great serpent is still here for her
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>37007629>>37007711supporting.
>>37007712>>37007598Supporting this amazing roll. This shit could win an Emmy I'll bet.
>>37007712Elaborating, we should reach out to her, show her the old worship places of the great serpent and the vision the old Sage received there before his death. The paths between our people are obviously intertwinned. The Gorgons have lost sight of the true tenants of their faith but they can return
>>37007711>>37007734What we should do is make another stone monolith explaining who the cyclopians are and that we want to trade and learn more about these merfolk and drop it where they were seen near the reefs
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>37007712I feel like this roll is wasted, but it really shows what our culture is focused on. Humanity rather then conquest.
>>37008032*cyclopsanityWhat even are those "hu-mans"
>>37008099A type of fish maybe. Can't be worse then the elves.
>>37007657>Study Geometry>Roll 87/100>Success +/-Racial Bonus, +MasonryMath has always been something that has come naturally, but at the same time has always had a few stipulations here and there. The Cyclopean eye cannot perceive "depth" very well- you have excellent vision but.. you have obvious problems knowing how far something actually is. Most Cyclops for instance can see the mainland from the shores of a few close islands, but to gauge it's distance is next to impossible. This has changed though.It wasn't ironically enough the Sages, but the Masons and the Fishermen whom developed the rudimentary practice of Geometry and math to accurately measure distance and map out locations. Why fishermen? The Cycloptic Eye can see flawlessly underwater. >>37007711>Map out the mainland with the assistance of Gorgons>Roll 5/20>Elves counter roll 1/20>Cyclops don't win, but don't lose either.Starting from where the Fungal wood has begun to rot away and become over-taken by the New Growth: a team of Gorgon Huntressess and Cyclops stumble through the forest in an attempt to "map it out". They... they don't succeed: The Fungal Forest remains completely dark in it's darkest portions and you mostly follow the River- you are however brought to a few new Gorgon Cities on the way and it is eventually expressed that the Fungal Forest does not go on forever- ending where a large wall of Mountains prevents spores from being carried over to the rest of the mainland.
>>37008236Is the fungal wood a natural phemonena or one artificially cultivated?
>>37008290I'm guessing it's a natural phenomena that was empowered and encouraged by the elves.Now that we have shown up and planted our more invasive flora and fauna, which are stronger thanks to our magic being stronger then elven magic, the fungus has started to die out and get replaced by our preferred enviornment. I expect the elves to be panicking over this.
>>37008236>new Gorgon Cities on the way and it is eventually expressed that the Fungal Forest does not go on forever- ending where a large wall of Mountains prevents spores from being carried over to the rest of the mainlandInteresting. So this implys that the fungus ends at the mountain line and perhaps there is normal forest on the other side. Makes me think that this fungal forest was created or reinforced by the elves. Wonder what they will do about it disapearing.Also, Jesus Christ more cities?! How many Gorgon are there? I know Cyclops are not the best at babies but god are we behind.
We need to find a high starch food that can become food that can support expansion of population, like cava root, yams, sweet potato. What would that be? an action or an idea?Could a hero be assigned to this?
Have we invented the wheel yet? I don't think we have.
>>37008507Marriage + fertility medicine is neededWe don't have a very sophisticated family. Everything is communal, which is fine, but we need to advance that
>>37007712>Find the depressed Gorgon priestess, try to console her. Show her that the great serpent is still here for her>Roll 20/20>Complete Success +Gorgon Sympathy, +Gorgon Elven Resentment,The Head Gorgon Priestess whom had been so utterly disenfranchised by the display of power shown by the Cyclops emissaries has long since not been the same woman she had been a few years ago when your people had originally introduced themselves. Progressively getting more and more apathetic and disheveled over the years before her position was eventually stripped, her hair cut, and herself being exiled into the wilderness.Eventually however she was found at the site of the still-rotting great Fungal tree where in she had been squatting in what had this entire time been a long abandoned Gorgon City. Underneath the progressively mulching Carved Cosmic snake she Drank a few years away before the New Growth had overcome enough of the Fungal wood that Cyclops villagers eventually got to her.They fed her, clothed her, kept her company, and occasionally drank with her- and in between bouts of alcoholism she eventually opened up; venting her entire life story. How she was groomed and bred for her position, how she was forced to lay fertilized eggs to breed "more" priestesses and any unfertilized eggs would be smashed and force fed to her if she did not comply. "They were breeding and grooming us. They wanted us to be as adapt as magic as possible for some purpose- but then you showed up and it was all made pointless."She still remains listless, but her mood improves around children and young adults. She is middle-aged and currently makes a living as a Seamstress and a Wet nurse. She is no longer an Alcoholic, "but only for the children."
>>37008664Please read the stats. The final one pertains to food and lists off agriculture crops and livestock.Alright guys, go ahead and roll for actions/ideas.
We must begin communing with the water people, they dwell in the oceans from which we draw our strength. Perhaps set boats filled with waterproof food parcels and leave them to float, maybe puncture holes in it, or otherwise sink it, or sink an obelisk displaying carved drawings of peace, as we did initially with the gorgons.
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>37008822experiment with basic mechanisms, like gears, levers, pulleys, hinges, ect...
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>37008822Fertility medicine
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>37008822explore abandoned Gorgon City.Archeology!
>>37008844>Trying to make contact with another species who seems primitive and harmless >Haven't even made contact with the elves who are visibly trying to stop our shit from happening>Haven't even established solid relations with the Gorgon leaders who can also push our shit in and our in the process of stealing our secrets>The above being a good idea.Anon, I am disappoint. Also, stop name gagging you dirty fucker.
>>37008900>Indiana Jones trap
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>37008791We must look into these rumors of water people. Drop a monolith into the water with our carvings and give them gifts of iron and stone.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>37008822Establish relations with the merfolk! Assign a hero to help
>>37008865Yay, doors. possibly other things too.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>37008791Try to find the elves again.
I kinda want to roll again for mapping, but my rolls are terrible today.>>37008865>>37008877Man...>>37008927I can see this going terribly terribly wrong.>Drop the stone onto their alter and crush a High Priest.>>37008946I'll second this.
>>37008920but it belongs in a museum!
>>37008919Fine, if you say so, though I put on the name several threads back when we were told to, in order to increase accuracy of voting.First off, contacting elves:How do you propose we do that? Walking through the horrifying despotic kingdom that hates us?Secondly, Gorgons. We're trying to have diplomacy with them, but they appear to be batshit insane and massively evil.If we contact the merpeople, they may join the civilization as the gorgons did, providing cultural influence at the very least, and perhaps other, more important aid. Also, we need any ally we can get that isn't ultra evil.
>>37008791It's obvious the gorgons were merely playthings of the elves. It might be possible they started that sort of culture with them in order to control them.But with us, whatever machinations they had planned are being thrown into disarray. Replacing fungal woods with our kind of woods, converting the gorgons to our culture... we must be a massive threat, even if with our sheer magic potential.I'm highly expecting them to try and conquer us soon. Or try to slip their hands into making us our unwitting "second Gorgons" for whatever they were planning....Or are they doing this to protect themselves from a threat beyond all of us?
>>37008366See the question is.... Is it natural? If it is natural imagine the species that might be negatively affected? The Triceratops, the Gorgons, the various lizards and buggy things. If it is indeed unnatural though, and cultivated for the benefit of the elves... Well it might be an idea to re order the enviroment.
>>37009058Then we shall rise up and defeat this threat like all others we have encountered.
>>37008991For the elves, it's as simple as sending in a party of heros with the necessary supplies to scout out the forest for their shit. As for the gorgons, I reccomend an rotating team of emissaries with orders to try to secure trade rights with the gorgons. We would then flood their market with our shit and get them to rely on us, additional attempts to convert gorgons and invalidate the ruling priesthood would not go amiss here. Once they are reliant on us, we make them our formal vassals or welcome them into our society as equals. Honestly, I can see why you want to make contact with the fish people and it's not a bad idea. I just don't want to take the chances and actions only to find that they are evil too or unwilling to ally up with us.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>37008822Experiment with new alcohol production
New monument when?Great Library? Hanging Gardens? Floating Gardens?
>>37009089Perhaps they're trying to protect us all from the threat of Kender.
>>37009116You know, we should establish another great monolith on the mainland to show our power to the gorgons.
>>37009102This anon right here has the right idea. The spirits bless those who can drink them under the stone pillar.
>>37008791Well that's good- but what happened to her clique of priestess that are trying to find out more about cylcopean magic, attempting to oust the elves?
>>37009117I am now imagining a halfling trying to move a massive shell while a Cyclops looks on in puzzlement.
>>37008865>Experiment with the production of mechanisms: Gears, pullies, levers, etc..>idea 95/100>High End SuccessThrough numerous crafting, metal-working, and stone working developments as well as the free exchange of ideas and technology flowing through numerous communities and from Gorgon civilization... a couple of things have happened:>+Stone Mill (Manual powered) inventedThe Stone Mill is a large grooved "bowl" construction that possess an equally large, round, smoothed "wheel". The Wheel has a handle feeding out of it that is connected to a pole feeding out of the center of the mill's "bowl". The lever can be pushed either by Hand or by Animal (Elephant, Triceratops). As the Wheel is pushed it can be used to ground up a large quantity of dried fruits and herbs- it is especially useful in making Plantain flour, Fruit alcohol, and spice mixes. +Minor population increase: +75 Cyclopes>Total sustained population: 1405(1200 Gorgon)>sorry for the stock image.
>>37009149oh good, we do have wheels.
>>37009149This makes me wonder... when could we make distilleries? I mean our current alcholhol is from fruit fermenting within itself. We don't have dedicated machinery or places for it....Honestly I have no idea how prehistoric alcohol works.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>37008822selectively breed bigger elephants
>>37009199I thought we already had animal husbandry going.
>>37009209we do. We just have... big tittied elephants for milk at the moment not giant horsey elephants, we still do hoof it everywhere by foot... its also not voting time.
>>37008877>Fertility Medicine>roll 19/20>Complete Success +Gorgon Herbalism. The Gorgon immigrants have started to spread a lot more of the culture that had been forbidden by their previous civilization and one of these practices was that of various Herbal remedies and supplements (mostly fungal) that assist in Lactation and healthy Egg production.>+Increased infant survival and decreased still birth rate>+population increase: +250 Cyclopes +430 Gorgons> Total population 1655 (1630 Gorgon) (2 City, 55 villages, 4 islands, 33 heroes)
>>37009264>400 gorgonsNot what I had in mind
>>37008032That's what I like about this quest. It's really limited the violent tendencies that these sorts of games engender.
>>37009346That's whatl keeps me coming back to it.
>>37009392A war is coming, though. Elves a shit
>>37009290Clearly we need solutions for Cyclopes only. Maybe magic solutions since Gorgons have a puny magic tolerence compaired to us.Even if they end up outnumbering us tenfold it would get a bit awkward but I wouldn't say we should do something about it.>>37009404Na man, we will take the world with peace and love! They will see our great standing stones and be powerless to fight.
>>37009433>They will see our great standing stonesAs they are launched from catapults aimed at the elven capital, I presume.
>>37009433Dont get all eugenicy on us. Don't be such a Republican worrying about the 'minority' race outbreeding you.
>>37009433Ask the great serpent to allow for male children to be born from gorgon mothers. Or maybe they'll give birth to some kind of hybrid.
>>37009488I laughed.Really though, if the theory about the elves getting advantages from the fungal terrain is true we could very well be crippling their magic passively. And now we are undermining their relationship with their servitor race. An economic and cultural win isn't too improbable. Especially if we find a mutual enemy.
>>37009527I'm surprised we're getting along as well right now. If Cyclops and Gorgons can't breed, there's going to be some tension about elbow room.
>>37009527Sorry, I read four or so threads of that elf civ quest and it must have soaked into me. Though like I said it wouldn't matter so much if the Gorgons did outnumber us.
>>37009534I like the hybrid idea, but other stuff to research so it might have to wait.soon, beholder civ. soon...
How do the Gorgons number so many anyway? Are the elves supplying male slaves? Their culture is pretty screwed up.
>>37009618Cyclops marrying gorgons means more gorgons
>>37009583Cyclops and gorgon can breed. its just that it makes more gorgons rather than more cyclops.
>>37008900>Explore the abandoned Gorgon City that lays underneath the "Old Snake" Tree>Roll 2/20>Complete Failure.If it weren't for the Ex-High priestess you wouldn't have even known this was once an abandoned Gorgon City and even her assistance there is little at this moment that can be salvaged or discovered from it. As the fungal wood rots away to be eaten up by the New Growth it leaves behind discarded pieces of the past: the imprints of homes, buildings, etc.. but nothing can be meaningfully identified. >>37008946>Establish Contact with the Merfolk with a Hero leading.>Roll 13/20 Mer-people counter roll: 19/20>Cultural conflict: people have begun sinking Carved Stones into the Reefs. These Stones have been damaging the reefs, but at the same time are causing fish who once avoided the Reefs to start visibly schooling and coming back to the Reefs as the stones pile up and cause the "pocketed" reefs to become destroyed.A Heroic Cyclopes has ventured out into the Reef pushing past on a quieter day the party dives deep into the coral reefs to further explore the area and try and make contact with the "Merpeople". They're gone for weeks, but they return with new information: "At the Borders of the depths- where the Corals stop and the darkness of the ocean begin to overtake our vision there lay stand series of large cylindrical coral statues." He goes on to further explain how the statues are carved with the twisting massive images of creatures native to the Deep ocean.He then brings forth the stones people had been throwing into the Reef. When asked why he collected them of all things- he shows the sage council: One side of the stone remains the same as it was when it was thrown into the ocean.The backside however: The Visage of a deep sea creature with numerous people clasped within it's mouth, various images of large eyed cyclopes leaving the ocean, most however depict numerous Cyclops kneeling before a massive Eye enshrouded by Tentacles.
>>37009618Gorgons are monogendered... and visually female. Think fantasy Asari. Mating with Gorgon doesn't make half gorgon half something else... (Thought hat element might be there... its not as obvious as having one eye'd gorgons).
Alright guys, go ahead. You may now roll.>>37009618>How do the Gorgons number so many anyway?Gorgons reproduce through parthenogenesis.
Next let's either build a monument or go ask the Cosmic Serpent to approve the union of cyclops and gorgon.Or both. Great Serpent could use a grand temple.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>37009754look into light magic.
>>37009553Not only would we be crippling the elves but we would be giving ourselves more room to grow, expand, and strengthen ourselves. Spreading our more typical wildlife might even strengthen our own magic. If things keep going the way they are then we might have a chance against the vastly more developed civilisation.
>>37009703>a massive Eye enshrouded by TentaclesThe undersea eye, Unseen eye. Lost God to us all.The Eye on the Earth, not the Heavens.Leviathan.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>37009754Would >>37009771 be a d20 or d100? Anyway, supporting
>>37009703>The backside however: The Visage of a deep sea creature with numerous people clasped within it's mouth, various images of large eyed cyclopes leaving the ocean, most however depict numerous Cyclops kneeling before a massive Eye enshrouded by TentaclesThe Great Eyed OneLost to the waves and TimeLost no more
>>37009703Hm. This is... good? Not good? I can't tell. We should stop sinking stones though. Idea- expand agriculture by finding plants that grow well together. A vine that uses the stalks of another plant for support while fertilizing the soil for example.
>>37009703>most however depict numerous Cyclops kneeling before a massive Eye enshrouded by Tentacles.I'm not sure I like our new acquaintances.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>37009807I'd think it be a D100, would be to commune with the serpent, a D20 would be for building a temple first. I support the new Temple idea just to improve gorgon relationship... especially by giving them back some of their past.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>37009841forgot dice
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>37009775Supporting this. I think it fits our worship of celestial bodies rather well.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>37009771make toys.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>37009754Commune with cosmic snake, see if there is any magic it can teach us, or some information about these mischevious elves.
Honestly, I am kinda at the point where I just want to go full military and enslave the gorgons. They are literally evil incarnate except for a few select outcasts but more importantly, they are a serious threat to our species. Cyclops + Gorgon = Gorgon. This is not good, if we lets them grow unchecked without repercussions, we will be the minority. Honestly, it feels like we should just wall ourselves off and pull a japan by becoming isolationist. We can easily defend our islands and we can easily get advanced technology with enough time. Trying to make nice nice with these evil fucks is only detrimental to ourselves.
>>37009771I would support this but I think it needs to be narrowed down a bit.
>>37009754Its been a while since we've messed with Parrats, hope they haven't been advancing too much.What would happen... if we say.. brought some parrats around a hymn at one of the megaliths?Would they explode like tangerines in a microwave? Or would they... perhaps be enlightened finally to a communicatable state?
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>37009754Construct better homes. Apartments!
>>37009888No thanks. Peaceful we've been and peaceful we'll stay unless we need to defend ourselves.
>>37009922Damn, wished I had though of this
>>37009904Lets stick with a temple and an opening ceremony then?
>>37009888That's being no better.
>>37009938Next round perhaps? Or maybe roll for it now? would experimenting on these critters be an idea? or an Action?
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>37009838Dice
I forgot, but we really need to build a new megalith on the Mainland. As far as I know we don't have any there except for some smaller ones, and an especially empowered one like the great one we have on the home island it might have some unexpected benefits.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>37009754>>37009771Adding consensus.
>>37009703That idea to drop stones on the merfolk was a bad idea. And iron will oxidize very quickly in water. Was it really the merfolk who carved the backs with the ominous Eye God thing though? They didn't seem to me like an enslaved race.
>>37010098Of course they're not enslaved.They just don't like us. And their god agrees.
>>37009990Maybe we can work that megalith into Cosmic Snake temple we discovered?
>>37010098well it seems like dropping the stones seems to be bringing more fish though. Wish we knew more about the coral ecosystem- maybe it's overgrown? Like a forest needs to have a massive fire once in a while to refertilize itself
No matter what the Cosmic Snake says, we should respect Its decision with pious humility.
>>37009775>Develop Light Magic>Roll 65/100 & 67/100>Above Average success +Census +Fraternal RollIt's gone unmentioned for quite a long time, but your people haven't exactly been ignoring the giant golden lightning bolt the sun extended down onto one of your islands a few decades a go: it's attracted regular followers and a mildly popular solar priesthood cult has grown around it. >Spell invented: Conjure Food and Drink (divine) +MANA Discovered+Mana is a bright orange mildly glowing fluid that the lightning bolt seems to "sweat" from it whenever it's prayed to in great excess. The Fluid appears to be sterile and tastes sweet, tangy, with just a small spicy after taste. People who drink it feel energized and have their thirst completely quenched. The Solar cult occasionally tries to scoop up the liquid into clay pots, but after 24 hours evaporates completely. SOME of your Solar priests have managed to replicate this phenomena: using a Gold medium they can "pour" Mana into empty containers- the Mana however still only lasts for 24 hours. What they haven't been able to replicate though is the strange, orange, doughy, chewey, substance that congeal into fist-sized lumps at the bottom of the pooling mana before the Lighting bolts crater. These "lumps" of mana are !~DELICIOUS~! and cultists are all too eager to fish them out during dusk and dawn. >+Astromancy Discovered+Something that has been observed, documented, and replicated by both the Solar priesthood and a few sages and private individuals is the practice of what has only been glimpsed in the writings of the Blind Sage Scrolls: Astromancy. The Divination and manipulation of the softest echoes chiming from stars, sun, and moon that faintly hum over the world. Loudest at night- Astromancy doesn't seem to offer any powers or magics beyond simply producing beams of focused "white" lunar or astral light that can either be used to heal or cause minor injury.
>>37010319Proposing a new monument.Either a massive Ziggurat or Obelisk with a beacon at the top. Something that can shine day and night, sharing the loving light through our glorious civilization.what kinda roll would that be?
>>37010464D20 since it's an action probably. But we aren't rolling yet.
>>37009884>>37009865>>37009855>>37009841>>37009807>Construct a Temple to the Cosmic Snake in order to commune with it once more.>Roll 42/100>Failure. +Massive Census reached, +AgroForestry, +Gorgon FavorThe Council of Sages have put forth a commission towards the construction of a new public temple to the Cosmic Snake... however there is conflict between traditional island Cyclopean and very few of the skilled craftsmen, masons, and geomancers living on the islands are not in support of worshiping or paying respects to some "obscure animal god". A Few of the Exiled priestesses and even the Ex-Head priestess are summoned to the Council for their advice and eventually a census is reached between both Cyclopes and Gorgons: A Cyclopean style temple will NOT be built, but instead; where the massive New Growth tree named "Old snake" has grown there shall be a NEW Cosmic snake carved and gently wood-worked into the Tree. With the use of Wood-workers, Botanomancers and Farmer consultants the entire project takes about a year: The Massive new growth tree known as "Old snake" is slightly pruned and the visage of a great, entwining, cosmic snake is carved into the outer most layer of Bark upon the Tree. The Cyclopes however take a little Artistic license and the numerous Eyes, Snakes, Cyclopes, the fungal wood, and even the moon and stars are all carved into a massive mural that intertwine and compliment the NEW Cosmic Snake shrine.
>>37010560yeah that's why I said proposing
>>37010576Nice to see we don't always agree with ourselves, it means there's independence and thought.If gorgons and cyclopses are free to disagree, they are free to come to consenus.
>>37009924>Improved housing/city conditions>Roll 69/100>LUCKY 69 ROLL: Interesting results!With the increase in population and the advances in Geometry and mathematics your people can scarcely afford to construct cities the same way they had been building their villages of haphazardly placed dwellings of zone, bamboo, etc.. Walls are constructed, two-story houses are built, inner-city roads made of stone are becoming common, and designated spots for Markets, Temples, and Sage council meetings are all measured out with concise city planning behind them. Your people and Cities are no longer being built "out" but they are being built UP: Multi-layered, hilled, construction is possible with plateaus of stone and soil being constructed- further supported by lines and orchards of green areas to provide food and disallow erosion. Gorgon dwellings especially- as one large Cyclopean villa can host several Gorgon dwellings on top of it- creating something of an inter-species apartment building. Another thing that has been brought in is running water: Fresh water can now be adequately flown in throughout the cities as it pools and flows through the various shelves and levels.>+City planning discovered: Cities are no longer an unorganized mess of hovels. They're organized, orderly, and planned out increasing efficiency, hygeine, and living space..
>>37010790>Two story buildings, stone roads, and minor city planningWow. We need to do more architecture rolls.
>>37010790Actions up next right? Seems like its been two ideas and no "Actions".
>>37010790>Gorgon dwellings especially- as one large Cyclopean villa can host several Gorgon dwellings on top of it- creating something of an inter-species apartment buildingI don't know why, but the idea of a pair of cute Gorgon sisters living upstairs from a nice old cyclopian baker really interests me.
>>37010952This setting is awesome
And just for the hell of it, here's an event:+Event+>Event roll 80>Rare ?Beneficial? Roll>+BEACHED JORMUNGANDR/World Snake+The Waves bring a lot of interesting things upon the shores of your island- that's always been something of an iconic way to open any Cyclopean folktale, but this time something really interesting HAS been brought upon the Waves.A Serpent, an impossible and ridiculously long and massive DEAD serpent has beached itself upon the shores of not just one of your islands- but Three of them. This Serpent is so ridiculously large that it's dead body extends from the Home island, one of the reef islands- with it's tail slumped over onto the bay island.The Communities don't really know what to make of it: Most people have immediately started scavenging it for meat and hides as they've observed SWARMS of birds and fish making a mad dash to consume it's body- there are so many fish feeding upon the submerged portion their combined fish mass trace a visible imprint of the snakes dead body across the islands.What should be done? The Gorgons all live on the mainland, so they're unaware of this new find.You guys may feel free to roll for new ideas and actions now.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>37011001Bring gorgons to look at it! Try to commune with whatever elements may be attached to the JormungadrInvent Tallow from the fat!Make lots of ivory carvings from the bones, use the long rib cages to construct boats or to act as guide for more frequent ferries.Investigate, with heroes and sages!
>>37010952Sounds like quite the sitcom idea, maybe in the distant future. Though actually now that I think about it... Do we have entertianment? Like Plays and opera houses? Or theaters for performers yet? It might be the first step on our way to having 'quality' entertainment.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>37011001Commune with the Cosmic serpent.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>37011001Commune with the great serpent on the proper way to show respect to the body of the world snake.
>>37011001Gather the bones and see if the gorgons wish to use them for religious carvings.If they don't like that, bury the bones.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>37011001shadow/darkness magic now.What secrets does that which is eternal and only exists when light does not hide?
>>37011060>Rolled 1 (1d20)>>>37011001 (You)>Commune with the Cosmic serpent.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>37011060Hope
>>37011001>>37011049>>37011065Yes the Gorgons must be made aware of this. Perhaps they would know if this is an omen of good fortune or one of dream import
>>37011001>>37011065Or should this be a d20?
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>37011060Bloody buggering hell, I hope we don't piss her off.Idea: find more melty stones that make metals
>>37011090Please count this for the love of the sun.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>37011001Use the bones as foundations to build a chain of bridges between the islands.
>>37011090A one and a twenty? What the hell does that mean? We screw it up but save it at the last minute?
>>37011060What if it *is* the Cosmic Serpent and we've somehow killed it?!
>>37011049We have lots of sex. And booze. And football. Sounds pretty good to me.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>37011001Idea: Create entertainment. We've been dealing with quite a lot of heavy shit. And giant dead cosmic snake doesn't help. Maybe we can make theaters or comedy or tragedy (knowing our laid back attitude though likely comedy.)
>>37011114We accidentally make the corpse an undead monster but it turns out he's still really chill
>>37011001>The Gorgons all live on the mainland, so they're unaware of this new findYou mean the other gorgons not in our civilization right OP? Because we have Gorgons on all our islands.>>37011060>>37011090The heavens are in chaos it seems.
Rolled 16, 3 = 19 (2d20)>>37011001Record any information about it possible.Start organizing archived knowledge, like in a library.
I elect we do this. Mostly cause its been forever since we've done anything to them. >>37009922Check on parrats, and humanely experiment on them I guess. Take them to megaliths and see if it does something crazy. I wanna go all mad science. Is this an idea or an action?
>>37011113I like this idea, would really speed up immigration and stuff. Consensus
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>37011125I once had the idea of inventing fictional stories to improve morale, inspire people, teach Aesops, and provide entertainment.
>>37011170Idea I think
>>37011178Cyclopes are too narrow-sighted for that
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>37011170Ugh forgot to roll dice.>>37011175I like it too. My only concern is... Is it too macabre? would it desecrate the snake? This seems to be a creature on the tier of Zizz if it can extend from island to island. And it dropping dead seems... Fishy.
Those inland nations better feel lucky as fuck, they don't need to worry about world shattering creatures from the depths coming for them.Leviathan vs Zizz cage mach when?>>37011113I like this idea. Hopefully it works out and can stand the tide, as well as cargo. How would we let boats pass through though? That would take some true cyclopian engineering.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>37011125>>37010790With City planning discover and Fresh water being provide inside the city the next logical step is making public bath houses roman style.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>37011001make proper bandages for healing.
>>37011205We just need to make sure to study it beforehand with the gorgons and sagesI wonder if the mermen might know about this. Maybe they hunt these things?
>>37011202Yeah I think our real lives are a little too Fun and crazy at the moment to require made up fun and crazy lives. We already talk to animals and trees. So stories about talking animals and trees might be a touch redundant. But fuck me I am a creator of art and story irl, and I love the creative potential and mental acuity that Stories bring. song is entwined with the magic of this world. Stories might be as in tune as well... creating realities that reflect themselves in the real world.
>>37011272Oh I agree fully. You just missed my pun heh
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>37011001Make a Megalith on the mainland to better become in touch with the land. Unexpected results ho!I wonder how the local spirits are taking all this change.
>>37011360Glad I missed rolling in time. No more dice for me tonight.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>37011360... I don't know if concensus will save this... 1's tend to be automagical failure no matter what... but hey.Maybe it won't count since we have like 5 other ideas already.(Not that I object to your action its just... 1's suck.)
Skeleton Civilization Quest is now in session. >>37011212
>>37011408Get a Twitter instead of advertizing in other quests!
>>37011037>>37011068>>37011113>Introduce the Gorgons to the Giant Snake and craft, process, and develop as many goods as possible from the Snake.>Roll 17/20>Success Any Gorgon that is brought or otherwise introduced to the Dead body immediately starts worshiping it: thinking it is a physical manifestation of the Cosmic snake, beyond that though their reactions are all quite varied. Some of them are grabbing and swallowing whole entire portions of it's raw flesh ((Yes, Gorgons can unhinge their jaw and swallow things like a snake, but it hasn't been plot worthy and neither has their private sex lives with the Cyclopes)), some of them are dragging off the bones of the creature to be carved into Snake Totems or snapping of smaller pieces to be used as charms, jewlery, or charms. The Snakeskin is being used for making Bags, Robes, Leggings, and Boots for everything from ritual purposes to.. just looking absolutely stunning. Snake fat is also collected by the handfuls and is used from anything from cooking to fueling fat-oil lamps. It doesn't burn as well as Seal or Elephant fat, however....>+Accidentally discovered Tallow&Suet>There is just SO much Snake Fat that your people can't help but experiment with it in every possibly way they can think of- this eventually produces TALLOW and SUET. This fat product at this point is mostly used to make Candles and for deep frying.>+Accidentally Discovered soap>Using Cooking Ashes, left over Fat, and discarded herbs- you've accidentally made Soap. Soap is actually quite revolutionary in that your people can actually start having good and proper baths.((All these Fat byproducts can also be produced using Seal/Elephant fat.))
>>37011060>Commune with the Cosmic Serpent>Roll 1/20>Complete and Total Failure.With the excitement and blessing of the washed up world snake- much snake feasting, snake fashioning, and snake barbecues are had all throughout Cyclopean Civilization. The Sage Council thinks this is a good a time as any to send their thanks to the Cosmic snake.The Sages are too drunk and hopped up on Alcohol and Snake-bbq.The Communion is Botched.Something Else is contacted instead.The Blackness that defines the depths of the "Deep ocean" seem to come alive- The darkness slowly advancing towards the mainland like a living shadow.The Tide stops coming in- eventually very slowly and visibly starting to pull back and RECEDE as if the ocean was recoiling back into itself out of fear.The Ocean empties itself of fish as they can be seen visibly swimming away in fear.The Sky empties itself of birds as they can be seen obscuring the sun with their flocks flying away.Even the Jungles on the islands grow quiet as Animals hurriedly flee to higher ground.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>37011750We need to stop angering monsters. Batten the hatches and start raising sea walls.
>>37011750Oh fuck its a tsunami
>>37011788Incoming Kaiju induced tsunami
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>37011750Find merGet their advice
Prepare to hydromancy like crazy.
>>37011750Build shelters from whatever may be coming upon or within in the volcano,
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>37011899forgot to roll
>>37011090>HOPE.>Roll 20/20>Complete counter rollPeople on the islands can't help but notice the unnatural calmness of the sea and they all look out upon the absent tide.HOWEVER, something strange begins to happen: a distinct crackling, hissing, and sizzling can be heard throughout the islands and people from all over the Cyclopean Archipelago whom had consumed the flesh have begun to wretch and puke- emptying their bellies of the snake they had consumed- before their expulsions quickly evaporate into wafting nothingness. Snakeskin clothing, accessories, and items likewise are all seen flaking, falling apart, and drifting off like ash from a fire. The World Snake's body is gone- only the Bones remain. All scraps of flesh, skin, fat, and tissue have been taken away. And like the World snake's body, so too does the coming darkness from the depths disappear: The blackness recedes back into the Ocean depths it once came from- seemingly giving back the fish and the tide it had scared away.>+Crises averted+<>-At a Cost-<
>>37011915Wait for the QM to call for rolls before rolling!
Have I missed op's twitter?
>>37011943Bloody hell that was close. I guess we'll have to wait for the next giant snake to wash up on the beach.Console gorgons and anyone who lost items, it seems like we lost a lot of important items. Ponder on this course of events- did the cosmic snake intervene on our behalf?Rejoice that we're not dead
Nigga that cyclopes twink getting licked by a skull. The fuck.
>>37011943The Great Serpent provides!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>37011943Make items out of its bones
>>37012085STOP ROLLINGTHE QUEST MASTER WILL LET US KNOW WHEN TO ROLL
>>37012101Good. Because i wouldve cried if he counted my roll
>>37011943A bridge made out of a dead giant snake would have been metal as fuck. At least we have soap now...
>>37012119We still have the bones.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>37011943Build a bridge from the bones of the great snake.
>>37011113>Construct a Bridge to the neighboring islands using the Skeletal remains of the World snake as a foundations>Roll 18/20>SuccessThe Flesh may be gone, but the bones remain- the Skeleton of the World serpent has been hanging around for a few weeks now ever since the rest of it was mysteriously spirited away and your council of sages is convinced that it isn't going anywhere any time soon. They think it would make an excellent bridge foundation: The Spine of the Serpent's skeleton can even be occasionally seen peeking out from the waves in the shallowest portions of the reef's ocean.It Takes Years, Rope, Stones, Geomancy, Hydromancy, Boats, and a lot of volunteers before even one Bridge is finished, but teams are committed and spirits are high as by the time it takes to even make 1 bridge proves that the skeleton of the World Snake is capable of withstanding the waves and supporting further bridges.Time passes, but eventually the bridges are completed: Three Rope, Stone and Bone supported bridges crafted upon the back of the World snake's remains connecting three islands with one another..... It certainly can't be walked on during a storm, but on calm weather it's something to behold.
>>37012188>>37012188No! Stop rolling! Only roll when the quest master calls for it
ALRIGHT.Now you guys can roll for 2 Actions and 1 Idea. PHEW.Sorry everyone that my posts are taking so long this session.
>>37012152I'm not sure theres enough left. They've been dragging off bit to ma->>37012193Is this real life?
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>37012215It's fine. Action: Council of sages, develop some way to breathe/exist for prolonged periods and communicate underwater
Rolled 10, 93 = 103 (2d100)>>37012215Create better weapons through magic.Make an altar to the snakePick either
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>37012215Public Baths are a natural next step with water and soap ready available.
>>37012215Megalith on the mainland ho!Please no critfail
>>37012209That's not how this quest rolls anon. Read the OP.
>>37012253We have a whole temple for the snake.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>37012289>>37012215Dice included this time.Maybe the mainland spirits will be nice?
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>37012303Anon...Let someone else roll for the megalith...
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>37012215Experiment on Parrats with Megaliths and Hymns.
Rolled 8 (1d100)Idea: try to find new pre bearing stones and smelt them
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>37006599Domesticate the peccaries so that we can have piggy-like pets.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>37012215Combine our knowledge of mathematics and geometry with the magics the Moon touched created on their scrolls. Try to adapt the methods to the other fields of magic.
>>37012290Except it is? It's always been roll when the QM asks for them.
>>37012372... Did we make new friends? OR did we power up some annoying pests? I'm hoping this "Uplifts" them in such a way they obey us... rather than actively plot to destroy us.
>>37012415>Domesticate the peccaries>They gain sentence>Ascend into kobold levels of annoying instead>>37012258At least a low roll here won't hurt us. I think.
>>37012248>Action: Council of sages, develop some way to breathe/exist for prolonged periods and communicate underwater>This doesn't require a roll/need isn't presentThis has been stated long before during our Caveman stage, but Cyclopes possess a number of adaptations that initially assisted them in travel between their native island communities: ability to hold their breath for 15-20 minutes, the physical quality of being able to perpetually float unassisted, and the Cycloptic eye is capable of seeing BETTER underwater then it can on land. Currently as it stands: Your physical qualities prevent you from having a desire to make those developments at this time.>>37012253>>37012258>Construct Public Baths>Mercy gming>Roll 93/100>Success +SoapCity planning has progressively got more and more out of hand it seems with all these roads, irrigation, and running water.. and it has naturally lead to the development of large BATHS. Baths have been constructed in each city: Large, shallow, and with a false bottom so that wood may be burned at the baths HEATED- these baths are extremely popular and their management and cleaning is taken quite seriously. They are also EXTREMELY popular with Gorgons; whom love soaking, socializing, and bathing within Herbal baths...Though, Cyclopes do not appreciate it when they use it as a spot to shed the scales on their forearms and ankles. The public Baths on the mainland are almost entirely staffed by Gorgon Maidens. >+Public Baths invented+>Public Baths allow friends, families, and neighbors to scrub up and spend some personal time together: alleviating social tension and strengthening social bonds. They also have the obvious bonus of DRAMATICALLY increasing the personal hygiene of your population.
>>37012457We already have Kobold levels of annoying... With Kobolds suprisingly. Granted we call them parrats... and well... >>37012372Ahem.
>>37012383When are we going to get back to the sciences and metals? I know we need a solid foundation before we move on to another standard level, but I think we've been stuck on crappy glass, disposable underground kilns, and iron pots and pans for a while now.>>37012215Go at your own pace OP. No one's rushing.
>>37012335>Megalithic construction on the Mainland.>Roll 17/20>Success +Census reached, +Long time comingThe Mainland community "has" had a few standard Megaliths and Monolithic structures: A circle of customary "eyed" stones encircling the location where in the Sages call their council and a traditional line of smaller "eyed" stones lining the shore... but The Mainland City lacks a TRUE and HONEST Monolith like that of the Home island.This changes today: Plans are written up, Ditches are dug, Fresh volcanic stone is quarried and imported from the various islands, Iron Belts and Bracers are smithed and fashioned. The Stone is engraved, gold smithed finishings are lined into the engravings, and it is erected in record time. This NEW Monolith now rests at the seat of the Mainland community: It can be used from anything to communion, public meetings, to holidays.>+Too Strong+>This Monolith like the one before it is "too powerful"; most Gorgons become nauseous around it's presence and fainting spells are common. Like wise though, it is such a powerful medium that even perfectly normal can witness glimpse of spirits within it's presence.
>>37012626I think we should test our limits. What are we capable of?
>>37012536>Though, Cyclopes do not appreciate it when they use it as a spot to shed the scales on their forearms and ankles
>>37012626I forgot about Gorgon sensitivity damn.Yeah they've been fainting and getting the short end of the stick whenever we played with our magics for a while now. Next round we should research some sort of protective magic or blessing to give them. Or discover some antimagic material. I'd say lead but last I checked that's poisonous, What about Iron Pyrite? Fools GOld? Maybe that would protect them.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>37012626Channel an extreme amount of power through the monlith so as to commune with the stars
>>37012626>+Too Strong+>This Monolith like the one before it is "too powerful"; most Gorgons become nauseous around it's presence and fainting spells are common. Like wise though, it is such a powerful medium that even perfectly normal can witness glimpse of spirits within it's presenceGood. If we didn't have so many of our Gorgons on the mainland then I would suggest empowering it even more. Who knows what kind of secondary effects the power will have on the land. Nothing good for the elves, that's sure.Also OP, don't feel rushed. Take your time. I like the prose and light description of events a lot more then speedyness.
>>37012701I think unprocessed iron ore is a bit anti-magic.
>>37012720If you summon some aliens or the star gods down to smite us, we're blaming you. :P
Are we still sending missionaries and diplomats to gorgon settlements?Maybe we could set up permanent trade posts
>>37012763I take full responsibility but i considering we managed to avoid summoning cthulhu earlier i believe we can escape shiggniguroth should the need arise
>>37012733We use Iron to bolster the Megaliths. I doubt iron in any form is antimagic.
>>37012415>Domesticate the Peccary>Roll 19/20>Complete Success +Agricultural bonus, +Environmental BonusThe Peccary is a small, bristly, fruit-eating little animal that can be held using two-hands and is about twice as large as a Banana rat- but not as big or as fat as a Tapir. The peccary however IS very sociable and it can live within herds of up to 60 or even 100 individuals as they scour the jungle floor for fruit, roots, and edible plant matter.Even though the Males can be QUITE aggressive they've proven to be suitable for domestication: They can be fed on the waste produced by kitchens and agriculture (Fruit Rinds, long hanging shrubs, weeds, and expired fruit) and they are content and trust worthy enough to either roam around villages/town or simply dwell within adequate pens. They also make popular pets as they are found to be VERY cute: cutie oinky noises, cutie snuffling nosies, absolutely ~Adorable~ .>+Domesticated the Peccary+>The Peccary is an excellent domesticated animal: it breeds often, is very sociable, it eats plant "garbage", it's poop spreads seeds and makes excellent fertilizer, it's meat is tasty -especially when soaked in fruit alcohol before slowly cooking it in it's fat- and their bristly fur make excellent brushes.
>>37012811Raw iron ore is, from memory of when we drew it up from the ground.
>>37012783Yeah, They work in rotation too. Pretty sure we have done a good job of spreading the good news by now. Too bad we don't know more specific spells to impress and help. Though it's more like our people focus the magic and chant for things to happen, so it could be we need to think of our magic as different from the traditional 'fireball' 'featherfall' type.I feel like our magic works by empowering nature and asking (chanting/singing) nature to do something with that power. Spirits might also be involved. Magic might come from the aether, our own people, or the Spirits/Sun+Moon+Stars.
>>37012811Well it is. It warps the sound of hymns, or something tothat effect.
>>37012895That could simply be because its impure. Crinkled tinfoil creates a weird disjointed warped reflection, but looking at a smooth sheet is more clear. ... What do you call the non iron part of Iron Ore? Maybe that is the antimagic?
Could we try to settle another village on the mainland south of the gorgons?
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>37012536With those abilities Pearl hunting and Oyster farming should be easy as pie. Just imagine!
>>37013027Do not let greed cloud your vision! It will lead to decadence and corruption.
>>37012372>Experiment on Parrats with Megaliths and Hymns.>Roll 91>Parrat Roll 98>Complete Parrat SuccessParrats are gathered in woven Cages- it isn't difficult as their populations have dramatically swelled- and they are brought forth to the Megaliths on the Home island community so that their nature may be divined.Things, go.. a little too well.They have come to acknowledge and recognize the Hymn- through an extension of their own natural ability to mimic and learn; they have made an attempt to "Parrat" the Hymns sung to them and they were successful. A distinct depth is unlocked and is mirrored in the awareness expressed within their beady little eyes.They then proceed to escape.None of the Sages want to talk about what actually happened- the details are quite foggy, but it's most likely they were drinking and being irresponsible. >+Parrats Accidentally made Sapient+>Parrat's are small reptile-like Birds that resemble a cross between a Rat and a Parrot: Feathers giving way to gripping, dexterous, scaled rat-like claws on their hands and feet that are capable of manipulating tools and possess a long rattish, monitor lizard-like tail. They subsist of off fruit, nuts, tiny creatures such as lizards and insects. They are at heart a very mischievous species: prone to stealing food and shiny objects, as well as mimicking profanities. Parrats typically mate for life and will produce a clutch of (5-10)eggs each year. Their are primarily preyed upon by Boiling lizards, Monitor Lizards, large birds and on the mainland by Raptors. Gorgons however have also been known to hunt, cook, and eat them as well.
Alright guys, go ahead. I think I've got a few more turns left in me.
Rolled 12 (1d100)>>37013111>>37013027 Pearl hunting and Oyster farming!
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>37013090Exterminate Parrats with heros
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>37013090Introduce raptors to the islands (YOU CALLED US CRAZY WHEN WE TRIED TO BURN THE PARRATS, WE WERE RIGHT!)Have the sages hand out bounties on each 10 parrats killed and brought to them.
>>37013090Attempt to establish trading relations with the newly sentient parrats. Invite them to join our society in some way.
>>37013090Okay... Could be dangerous. COuld be beneficial. We made the most annoying critters in the world sapient, and with sapience comes all the benefits and downsides. We could have the most annoying little army in the world if we could .... Communicate.
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>37013111Gather the solar priesthood and build a solar temple at the site of the golden lightning bolt.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>37013150My dice were dropped it seems. Re-rolling.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>37013090Communicate with parrats. They should be thankful we made them smart. Maybe even with a hero.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>37013111Build another colony on the mainland, near the reefs
>>37013090>Intellegent rat/parrot trickster hybridsWhy didn't Ron Paul warn us?>>37013139Lets not organize and hunt them though. They might turn out to be useful. And they don't really cause any harm apart from stealing some food and shiny rocks.
>>37013220Annoying little assholes are great especially when you sick em on people you don't like.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>37013111I think it's past time we have a map of the mainland. At least until the mountain line. Rolling for mapping the mainland with Gorgan Map owners/makers.
>>37013220Seconded. They were resilient and crafty even before obtaining sentience, let's see if we can't introduce them to the concept of society.
>>37013252Clearly mapmaking is cursed in this game.>>37013220>>37013229>>37013246>>37013265I want trickster parrot hyjinks to be a cannon thing.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>37013090Channel extreme power through the megaliths to communicate with the stars. Theyve been neglected for too long
>>37013252jeeze... we just can't get our shit together.
>>37013252>>37013313Maaaaybe we should stop rolling
>>37013313>NeglectedIt's part of the culture to commune with the stars/sun/moon and rarely spirits. We haven't had a major communion with them in a thread, but that's fine. We are working in the same one or two or three lifetimes now instead of vast streaches of time. See population growth and Priestess fluff.
>Start the practice of pearl hunting>Roll 12/20>Minor Success +Racial BonusPearls haven't exactly seen a market beyond their use towards jewelry, so they're not exactly "popular", but the new Reefs have started growing on the bones of the World snake and.. Oysters and other shellfish have never been so abundant and easy to harvest. >+A Reef is starting to grow-outlining the World Snake's Bone Bridge+>Water flows freely through the large gaps in the bones, so it's in no danger of being toppled or broken, but Shellfish and other corals are starting to grow on the bones creating an "artificial reef" that's quite easy for your people to harvest from.>Exterminate Parrats with the Heroes.>Action roll 12/20 +Heroes>Parrat's counter roll: 15/20.>Parrat Success. They needed AT LEAST a 15.Embarrassed by what they've accidentally created- some members of the Sage council wish to "erase" their mistake before it can become a problem: Heroes are hired and sent forth to go out and make them "disappear". They.. All of them come back empty handed.One doesn't come back at all. The other Heroes don't appear to be "sad" or even angry- they look more embarrassed than anything and don't seem eager to talk about their colleagues death.Something about a Banana peel.>-1 Hero>32 Heroes remain.
>>37013452>-1 HeroWhat a life. The hymns will not remember him kindly.
>>37013452Aaaaaaand hijinks are a go. These parrats are resilient, hard to catch, and can now easily humiliate anyone who tries to take them down.Wait a minute... oh sweet Cosmic Snake.We've created a race of Looney Tunes characters.
>>37013513No, parrats are much worse.They're a race of ss13 clowns
>>37013578Which pretty much means we need to communicate with them. In dire hopes they remain independant.
>Introduce the natural predator of the Parrat: The Raptor, onto the islands they plague.>Roll 14/20>Parrat Counter Roll 14/20, Additional Counter roll 11/20>Losing Draw for parratBoxes and Cages containing Raptors: small, clawed, bipedal, reptiles covered in bright and vivid puffy feathers akin to that of the Jungle fowl- only possessing hooked claws and hands. ((pic only mildly related))They are released onto the Bamboo island and the Home island with "mixed results":>The Raptors are successful in dramatically curbing the population of Parrats on both islands. Raptors are quick, cunning, they hunt in packs and are VERY aggressive despite their small size.>The Raptors however have also become an unintended nuisance in rural areas: Breaking into pens and yard to run off with chickens and banana rats.>On a few occasions parrats have been viewed attempting to tame raptors. This has been met with mixed results, but always ends in the eventual and predictable graphic death and consumption of the parrat.
>>37013710Parrats riding raptors would be terrifying.
>>37013710We need to do do some peace stuff... maybe play off the Raptor thing as... Gifts? I'd rather we peace them than fuck them over.
>>37013757Same. I don't know why people have such a murderboner
>>37013757Yeah maybe convince them to work with us instead of undermining us.We did raise them to sapience afterall
>>37013780Its mostly because they were fairly antagonistic when they were first introduced. They were a joke from clyclopses from another island (first case of us being dicks to eachother). Fingers crossed we can remedy this.
>>37013710Why are we trying to kill the Parrats? They could make a great subservient race and their small size makes them mostly harmless.
>Thread turns into trying to nullify the Parrat ?Threat?Well they were a pain before, now they are still a pain. A more interesting pain that is only a trickster at least.
>>37013836Now we have raptors too.
>>37013836Yeah... We need to insert ourselves into their creation myth... oR peacefully get involved. We're murder hobo-y because they were pretty annoying back in the day.
>>37013710Welp. We better start diplomancing these Parrats before they start riding raptors and become the most terrifying threat since the Zizz.
can gorgons ride raptors?
>>37013918We could help them train raptors. That might get us on a positive relationship
>Current Population: 1655(1630 Gorgon) (2 City, 55 villages, 4 islands, 32 heroes)>Culture and Art: Your people wear fine woven clothing dyed in vivid 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 and Public Baths have become popular past times.>The People: Your people organize themselves into large open families with communities formally lead by a Magocracy council of Sages. Gorgons exist as a visible Minority group that are occasionally bred/lived 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 and Gorgon as a second language.>Technology: Your people use a variety of Iron/stone tools as well as Glass and clay products. Cities and Towns are thoughtfully developed and designed using advanced city planning and stone construction techniques (roads, irrigation, two-story buildings etc). Bamboo scrolls and the knowledge of Herbal medicines, basic geometry, math, astronomy, and rudimentary natural sciences are common and accessible..>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 practice AgroForestry with large Orchards 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, Peccaries, Chickens, and Banana Rats. Dried goods are kept in community Storage.
>>37013949I think these are the small true raptors that barely come up to three feet or so.Not the Jurrasic Park abominations
We NEED to talking to the cosmic snake about letting gorgons and cyclops mix at the next opportunity
>>37013977Part two to my question. Can we get the gorgons to ride one of our many livestock?
>>37014015Yeah. It's about 4 threads overdue now.
>>37014015Yes, we need to start interbreeding
>>37014015>>37014037I thought the Cosmic Serpent withdrew its favor...
>>37013812I swear our culture is reminiscent of the eldar.we do some amazing and good things, then suddenly, oops we fucked the universe over.
>>37014064I don't think so but I can't quite remember.
>>37014064No. That was the thing in the sea. I suspect the Cosmic Serpsnt was the one who bailed us out
Well, it's been a loooong session and I'm QUITE tuckered out. To the people who keep requesting maps: I hate you, but I will make an effort to try and draw a better map so you can visualize the world we live in- complete with cute pictures of our races, livestock and crops.The thread has been archived, so please go vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?showall=1 I hope everyone had a really great time as I felt especially drawn out, tired, and slow with the responses this session- so I hope I was up to the standard you've come to expect. I'll be hanging around and available for any NON-spoiler questions. >>37013949>>37013977>>37014018The Raptors are little "actual" raptors: covered in fluffy orange, green, and red feathers with their big naked tails and clawed hands/feet sticking out. They're a similar size to small coyotes or large foxes- you wouldn't be able to ride one.There is nothing stopping gorgons from riding Triceratops or Elephants- they are both domesticated and quite tame at this point.
>>37014116Great quest, op. You do God's work
>>37014018Training them to ride elephants should be fairly easy.
>>37014116Thanks for running OP. Great thread, as always.
>>37014116>That mapWell shit. That's pretty good. Thanks for running OP, was pretty fun. Chatty thread this time.Also, don't worry about speed. Just do your thing.
>>37014187There was another awesome map a few threads ago by a cool dude. I still gotta dig it up sometime.
>>37014116Thanks for running OP!About what fraction of the main island is 'in use' by our people and what part is still isle forest?Also, how far along has the island plantlife encroached into the mainland?And have our people set up villages past the wall on the mainland?
>>37014116Another excellent thread OP, thanks for running.
>>37014286Another question... How have our people been dealing with hostile/predatory life forms? Like the Boiling lizards? Its been a while since I've last heard of them.
>>37014116Went pretty well avoiding disaster despise all the bad rolls. New rule should be to have a major communion with the sky once a thread. Thanks for the thread.
>Civ thread lasting this longMight be something to culture and worldbuilding after all. Liked the Cyclopian numbers on the map.So just how many Gorgon are there and how many citys? Elves? It seems like they have gone far past us in population, and have a decent bonus in industry. While we have a culture bonus and huge magic bonus thanks to much dedication to the two.
>>37014333When you say sky... you mean sun moon stars right?
>>37014286>About what fraction of the main island is 'in use' by our people and what part is still isle forest?I'm going to say 2/3rds of the "home island" are now covered in Cyclopean development, but that doesn't mean it's just covered in city/dwellings/hovels since a lot of that land is devoted to orchards and farmland. Cyclopean farming techniques have been quite "forgiving" so wildlife is still going strong and even in highly populated or city areas- Fruiting trees and edible plants are encouraged to grow wherever. >how far along has the island plantlife encroached into the mainland?I tried to visibly express that in the opening "map", but the NEW GROWTH has extended so far in that it now extends well beyond the walls of the village- for miles in fact. It's grown so far that the "old cosmic snake" tree has been consumed and the other Gorgon villages aren't too far.Keep in mind that the chunk of world we're working with isn't small: our Home island is about as large as Sri-lanka and that strip of land containing the Fungal wood is comparable to Madagascar or the quarter/tip of Argentina.>have our people set up villages past the wall on the mainland?Nothing permanent: The walls were built originally quite far out and your people are more comfortable with conditions "close to shore" since during times of hardship or famine they can more easily jump ship and simply forage in the Ocean until things cool over.Most interaction between the other side of the wall is a few Cyclopes Hunters/Woodsmen and a LOT of Gorgon Huntressess.
>>37014423Yep. Maybe a little talk with the spirits as well. Communing with the spirits on the mainland could nab us some jucy info.
>>37014320>How have our people been dealing with hostile/predatory life forms? Like the Boiling lizards? Its been a while since I've last heard of them.We don't really have any beyond the boiling lizard and Boiling lizards are pretty content to mind their own business: they're more likely to go further into the jungle or simply swim to different shores and nest/hunt on different islands.They've almost entirely been pushed off of the Home island- 'cept for a few "truly" wild spots left in the very back of the island. Most of them chill out on the Bay, Reef, and Bamboo islands where development isn't as rampant.Though, with that said: Boiling Lizards and Tapirs are the most at threat of extinction right now due to habitat loss and ecological changes.
>>37014483btw I love how you kept the Cyclopes affinity for ocean-dwelling life since they were originally the spawn of Poseidon
>>37014483>Your people are more comfortable with conditions "close to shore" since during times of hardship or famine they can more easily jump ship and simply forage in the Ocean until things cool overFeels like there's room there to further stockpile food or else make it easier to get more food quickly.>Tapirs at thread of extenctionThis is the most important.
>how far along has the island plantlife encroached into the mainland?I tried to visibly express that in the opening "map", but the NEW GROWTH has extended so far in that it now extends well beyond the walls of the village- for miles in fact. It's grown so far that the "old cosmic snake" tree has been consumed and the other Gorgon villages aren't too far.>Keep in mind that the chunk of world we're working with isn't small: our Home island is about as large as Sri-lanka and that strip of land containing the Fungal wood is comparable to Madagascar or the quarter/tip of Argentina.Oh. OH. OHH!That makes so much more sense. Thanks, OP!
>>37014545Fuck I had no idea. We need to help them out. Tapirs are adorable... And the Boiling lizards seem to be the only real check for Parrats. And despite being a big proponant of Parrat Peace myself... They're our only real insurance against them at this point in time.
>>37014116Next thread then. Cheers.
Save the lizards!!!
>>37014545If we rolled between a 50-100 on trying to commune with the stars/sun/moon/cosmic serpent/etc by channeling extreme power through the megaliths what would happen and would it be epic?
>>37014636>>37014629Tame the lizards, we've been looking for a riding animal and why not an animal that also BURNS things with boiling water breath?
>>37014636>>37014629>>37014660You lizard huggers are what's wrong with this generation. You weren't there to here the hymns sung about the destruction. Why I myself saw one large as a mountain in...
>>37014652>If we rolled between a 50-100 on trying to commune with the stars/sun/moon/cosmic serpent/etc by channeling extreme power through the megaliths what would happen and would it be epic?It entirely depends on how outrageous the demands are combined with the Roll.Higher risk meets higher rewards naturally, but the risks can be quite steep when working with magic and we work with a lot of magic.>>37014606>>37014629>Tapirs are most importantI agree, but as an unbiased QM I'm forbidden from taking a side: even if it could save these beautiful and majestic animals from extinction.
>>37014545One more question. What was going on after we crit-failed that roll to commune with the Cosmic Serpent? Were we about to be attacked by the EYE? Some lovecraftian horror? A tidal wave? The merfolk bringing snacks and a good read?
>>37014778>>37014419is this question too spoilerish?
>>37014483>our Home island is about as large as Sri-lanka and that strip of land containing the Fungal wood is comparable to Madagascar or the quarter/tip of Argentina.Dear god that's a massive range of territory. Sri Lanka alone is about 25,000 sq. miles, and Madagascar has nearly 10 times that landmass. And we have a combined population of 3285 cyclops and Gorgons. Our lands are massively underpopulated.
>>37014794I very strongly feel that part of good world building when in a fantasy realm is to leave some things purposefully vague or mysterious. I think I'd be doing a disservice to myself, the readers, and the current story if I spoiled what happened. It's better if I leave it up for speculation. >>37014419>>37014875You'll find out soon enough, anon!
So guys what do you think we should do for a peace offering to the Parrats? They seem they might be good for things like food ... and giving them weapons is kind of akin to giving a kid fireworks and expecting them not to drop them down the toilet.It makes me wonder if Cyclopses have any concept of Playthings? Or Play? What if we gave Parrats annoying meaningless things like tops and little hoops with sticks or whatever those things were?They strike me as a species that likes to be entertained... considering they've murdered two cyclopses in memory with the banana peel prank.
>>37015045>inb4 we make parrats into our settings equivalent of santas elves.
If you want to continue playing a quest after Cyclops OP goes to sleep, join us here: >>37011408
>>37015151Calm your bones mate. If your quest is good people will go there naturally. No need to advertise.
>>37014778200 hours in paint to properly convey my feelings.
>>37015401Words fail me.Truly Beautiful.
Ideas for next thread. >Elephant cart public transportation>Diplomatic negotiations with parrats>Naval fleet>Magical weapons
>>37015777I think we should research the ways of the gods so we don't cause a cataclysm ever session.
>>37015885Yeah Maybe we should do a big time communion with the stars. We did the Sun with the Solar Priests, and the Moon with the Blind Sages and The Weeping Sage. We should see if we can commune with the stars.
>>37009787>>37014794I think I found the Merfolk's Eye God's Theme Song. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MAlnco7nwok