Alright here is the second installment to the spider civ thread. Where we left off the eggs were almost ready to hatch http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/37294456/Finally a stock of what we hadStockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood79 Living monkeysPopulation11 Males5 Females89 EggsActionsHuntBreedBuildResearchNegotiateOtherGestation 9/9ITS HATCHING
Rolled 24 (1d100)WB SIFT!SpiderBros are ready to spider voting for building a stronger housing as i believe there were monsoons coming
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>37318013>ResearchRESEArCH PLEASE!
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>37318013build, build a mighty house
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>37318072Rolled.
>>37318013On top of this your technology as I remember was invisible silk webbing, woodworking, enhanced snares, animal husbandry, and you have enhanced necrotic magic and basic magic.
>>37318013And I'm here.We are about to be drowning in a brood my god. Lets hope the web traps work out and keep us fed holy shit.
>>37318114Who can we negotiate with?
>>37318050>>37318056>>37318072>>37318077>>37318112>>37318124Before I take your first action you need the description of your hell
>>37318169The wight elves dont know we exist wight is our bestie>>37318205oh god im scared
>>37318169Our current neighbors are the Undead (Wrights and their undead minions. they've been pretty bro tier and even help patrol our territory atm)And those fucking knife ears. (Elves) Who will probably try to kill us for being spider people who are fucking terrifying to most anyone but undead and probably most other bestial races/evil races.>>37318205>Our HellIts happening. We're going to be drowning in spider babies
>>37318169You are allys closely with the local wight and there is a large settlement of elves close by that may be friendly or not. You know they are knife ears but not what kind.
>>37318205Racist insects that hate spiders. And can also breathe fire.
>>37318205our hell? fine how about a realm of giant rats, there is no food and it is always raining. the rats eat any they can catch and you are reborn every time you are digested but not before you are digested.
>>37318235did you safe the picture of us sift so we can show others how terrifying we are
>>37318013Research Necromancy. Collaborate with wrights maybe?
>>37318329I hope so because we are fucking terrifying to most normal races I'd bet.>>37318346The Wrights already know those secrets and taught them to us as part of a deal, though we could work more actively towards befriending and maybe assimilating them into the civ with enough effort. They'd be powerful allies against anything but a pack of holy dogma spewing priests.We could try to bargin for the secrets of reanimating corpses from them this early on though and skip a research tier or two... not sure if sift would say okay.
>>37318205spiders have no hell, just spider afterlife filled with plenty of flies, or being reincarnated.
Its happening is the resounding noise echoing in the den. The brood is hatching. 69 of your brood are normal spider bros. But 20 of them are roid spiders. This is new due to magic experimentation. The females all go to tending the brood and scare away the males. The apes are going insane as they can hear the brood hatching you drag in 10 monkeys as food as a precaution. The eggs hatch and many of them are hungry and dive for the food immedietly. The roid mongers hatch and they come out meticulous and careful. These monstrosities are almost like you except double the sized covered in ridged armor and in between the spikes magic crackles. They come forward as a unit and neel before the ambassador female and -insert name- they say we are here to serve loyally we are your soldiers your spear head and we are the hammer to crush the knife ears. Suddenly you understand what the niggling you have felt for the past few months was. It was these 20 learningStockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood79 Living monkeysPopulation21 Males15 Females69 BroodlingsActionsHuntBreedBuildResearchNegotiateOther
>>37318329Uhhhhhhh its in the old archive I didn't save it personally sorry
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>37318553>-insert namelolth, spider queen lolthresearch more magic or hunt
>>37318417Maybe we should do our own research then. The only thing more terrifying than spiders is undead spiders.
>>37318613Oh come on we can do better then this.I just wish I knew what. I'm having total brainfart.>>37318635Can agree. plus imagine the fun if we discover siege engines. Catapulting zombies and skeleton balls over the walls!
>>37318635You have access to necromancy already I forgot the undead. You have 8 corpse monkeys and 2 corpse tigers
Rolled 63 (1d100)-Research magic?
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>37318613iam for lolth the spider queenResearch magic specifically necrotic
>>37318672Can we commune with the dead?
Also for those just joining you have 2 actions total
Adding breed to my roll.
Rolled 11 (1d100)Comment.
>>37318713Sorta. You can but because you are forcing the spirit back its like pulling teeth they speak in riddles and such so its often more productive to capture living if possible.
>>37318748Wow you guys are crazy breed again? the younglings aren't even grown yet! We got 89 mouthes to feed. well minus 20 since those things are pretty much adults and badassI'd say start assigning research, we should look into increasing our base tech level, herbalism, stone working, architechture, maybe even figure out mining and diggy dig a hole until we find some metals. I'd say spider burrows but monsoon season floods the ground round here.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>37318822True about the holes but maybe we could find a way around that later. For now id say research herbalism as it leads to medicine and more poison which will help us kill the knife ears.
>>37318822We can force the young ones to hunt for themselves. They're an army, they shouldn't have any problems hunting.
Also, I want the queen to be named Sift.
Alright I am gonna do a broad form double research. Since I am not gonna torture you with a second brood just yet. Thats just not fair.Your original counsel come together to try and figure out what it knows from before and you sit there and think and think and think. Your queen as you have named her steps forward and points at one of the females and shouts a command and on reaction she throws herself into casting towards the door and a gout of fire shoots forth. The knowledge floods back and she realizes she knows fire magic. In your midst was a mage the whole time a pyromancer.You go back to thinking to discover what you know and one steps forward and stacks some small blocks of wood and begins to describe a forge. It genuinely seems that you now have a chance at something of a semblance of war tech but you need ore to smelt and make into new things. However you are a step closerStockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood79 Living monkeysPopulation20 Males1 Male smith14 Females1 Female pyromancer69 Broodlings8 corpse monkeys2 Corpse tigersFood50 Breeding monkeys120 Or so food/baby monkiesTechnologyInvisible enhanced webs, steel craft, woodworking, animal husbandry, nercrotic magic, necromancy, basic magicActionsHuntBreedBuildResearchNegotiateOther
>>37319077research mining and build a mine.
Rolled 71, 56 = 127 (2d100)-More research and more research.Conflict pls
>>37319077Wonder if we could set up a raiding party or a trap...Maybe scout out the elves? See if there is hunting parties or patrols we could snag.
Rolled 21, 100 = 121 (2d100)>>37319131forgot to roll.
Are these humanoid spiders like ettercaps or giant spiders?
>>37319077Scouring our memories might be a great idea since we seem to be victims of weird magics.Anyone up for rolling like 10d20 for random research gains or something? That could go nicely or hilariously.
Rolled 2, 10, 18, 15, 18, 10, 5, 6, 6, 19 = 109 (10d20)>>37319275>Anyone up for rolling like 10d20 for random research gains or something? That could go nicely or hilariously.I would be up for it, rolling for it for shizz and giggles
>>37319310Alright I will take these rolls and let you scour your memories as a free action. You have 2 actions still
>>37319334Scout elves. Figure out what intelligence we can get on them.
>>37319366Its monsoon baby you wanna roll for that shit and pray its good?
>>37319334Cool plus it lets us avoid shenanigans as everyone wants to cash in on free memory research. you can come up with a random table or something and lay it out for us next turn.As for actions I say go hunting for the brood the ravenous little shits.>>37319366Oh hey yeah thats a smart->>37319383Oh son of a bitch maybe not. any other brighter ideas? I don't want to play the itsy bitsy spider got washed down the tree trunk
>>37319334sweet. ok I say we build baby, we needs us a big waterproof house, and do more research because research is always good.
>>37319412Vote for this. Hold off on scouting.
That's 3 research and 3 building if you count one story ago. Does it count?
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>37319443Roll?
Rolled 88, 76 = 164 (2d100)>>37319412>>37319470I always forget roll
>>37319412How about we wait until we find out what our lucky dice rolling boogaloo did for us before picking a research topic. Maybe take extra action to go check traps (if they haven't been destroyed)
>>37319493The spider web I would like to note is like other spider steel it is stronger than steel and no monsoon can tear down strands thicker than arnolds fore arm when he was big.
>>37319533If this was a Floating Island habitat we could've totally roped several islands together
>>37319592Oh hell yeah you could have
>>37319592Oh my god, we should've chosen Floating Islands.
>>37319611where are we located now? a forest? we can make the entire forest one giant web labrynth with an underground fortress. or build a giant spider tower. never know.
>>37319611>Flying Island Spider civ>Slowly unite all the islands we can into giant web>Enemies shit their pants in terror at the coming of the giant webtop. fucking. kek. Holy shit I love it.>>37319611Jungle actually. its noted features are fierce wildlife we can handle with easy and a regular monsoon season flooding most everything on ground level.
>>37319611or wait GIANT BONE FORTRESS SPIDER THAT MOVES VIA NECROMANTIC MAGIC!
OP still here?It must be the research table he's gotta pull out of his ass for the memories.
>>37319943probably we are assholes. but fun assholes. I love spiderbros.
Rolled 97 (1d100)Gonna play a game of league while i wait on opRolling on good luck
You get together and begin trying to remember what it was you used to know.On this list isSex ToysWood carvingsMetallurgy (alloys)Bows and arrowsArmor smithingScrimshaw carvingBone amuletsSuicide pillsAcute grogSiege weaponsYou sit there and decide to build and waterproof the house the work goes slow as the broodlings are under foot constantly but with the new help it does goes smoothly and as such you begin to get better and better and it finally just has water bead off and fall. Finally you research better sex toy.StockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood79 Living monkeysPopulation18 Males1 Herbalist/brewer1 Armorsmith1 Smith/ metallurgist11 Females1 Siege master1 Sex toy maker and carver1 Pyromancer69 BroodlingsActionsHuntBreedBuildResearchNegotiateOther
>>37320096Gonna be fucking ggreat
>>37320114Thank god us spiders got Sex toys.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>37320114Research Metallurgy and Psionics. I want hypnotic spiders
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>37320114voting for trading with undead see if they have alloys we can make armor and weapons out of
>>37319943SOrry got busy
>>37320114>Siege weapons>bone amuletsok wow >sex toys... we where part of a bdsm dungeon wherent we....I say research amulets, might let us learn more about our past.do the whights have a need for spider sex toys?if not then I think we should build a spider library to aid in our research.
>>37320114Holy shit when I said random I didn't expect THAT random! HahThis gives us some useful things though. trade goods, new weapon choices (spider ambush archers sound epic) bone amulet charms for necromancy focus(?), siege weapons, and some armor smithing. that sounds like fun times if we get industry setup.Should we start attempting to jumpstart a metal industry?
Rolled 74, 94 = 168 (2d100)I vote we research bone amulets as they are from our past.and try and trade with the undead, maybe they need sex toys?
>>37320237Sorry you got a 2 and it was the best useless tech I could think of
Rolled 54 (1d100)
>>37320275nah sifty my good spider god, sex toys are amazingy good. we trade them as "fertility charms" and make a fortune.
>>37320302Hey man whatever works, but I need a consensus on 1 more action its agreed to trade for wight but what else
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>37320343research weaponsmithing techniques
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>37320343>>37320370Im good with this. we can always use more umph.
>>37320370The only thing more terrifying then spiderbeastmen? SPIDER BEAST MEN WITH METAL ARMCLAWS AND SHIT
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>37320490gah forgot mah rolls. we needs them!
Its time, you get to work inside your nest and send out your queen with an honor guard to do trade with the wight. Your mages transmute several pounds of steel and help you erect a temperary forge to begin work on your newest research. You melt down the steel that they have transmuted and go to work without hesitation. You pump out several weapon designs. Finally you pump out a sword that is agreeable to the assembled council so far. You have created a khopesh of beauty and strength. You carve into glyphs and wish the females present to breath power into them. They feed it magic and you now have a gift for your queen a proper symbol of the monarchy. You also produce 10 more of these weapons.Your queen meantime comes forward to the wight and presents to him what you have learned and offered up trade goods. He considers it and says to you "You have been good to me, I will trade you at a 4:1 ratio of bone for mithral ore. You can meet this and I will fairly trade it no complaints. The bone needs to be carved into amulets and inscribed with runes. Actually thats a lot of work I will trade at a 1:1. For every pound you give me I will give you a pound of mithril. It is fair and I have mines that I will allow access in return for a favor later."StockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood79 Living monkeys10 KhopeshPopulation18 Males1 Herbalist/brewer1 Armorsmith1 Smith/ metallurgist11 Females1 Siege master1 Sex toy maker and carver1 Pyromancer69 Broodlings50 Breeding Monkeys80 food monkeyTechnologyWood carving/working, smithing weapon and armor, siege weapons, sex toys, bows and arrows, scrimshaw, bone amulets, suicide pills, grog,bone amulets and the web stuffActionsacceptDenyBarterOther
>>37320704We need to figure out Wrightlords name sometime. He's rather agreeable for a undead!>Inb4 its Phoenix or something.So either 4:1 for raw bones or 1:1 for taking the extra time to inscribe and carve them ourselves. Gives a metal supply and we can proberly be ready to fuck up some elves once the broods grown up.I can be pretty okay with this how about you bunch?
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>373207041 to 1 bone for mithril? that sounds like a sweet deal. >>37320761sounds like a good deal, wonder what will they trade for some of our dead? or live prisoners?
>>37320761Note a favor for mine access yourself
>>37320761Oh man giving undead live prisoners? Holy shit they'd love us I bet. Can you imagine what they'd do with fresh souls and flesh?>>37320812Oh right that.. direct access for a favor, I'm slightly uneasy about that but they've been pretty chummy. If the others agree I'm for it but I ain't making that call solo since said favor could be going to war with a dragon or something.
>>37320842We could win against the elves>>37320704I say with the bigger population and the ability to make weaponry we outfit an army for now lets try to capture an elf hunter/fisher while we arm ourselves? get inside info?in theory broodlings should be just as strong as our spiders stealthily they are small and venom twice as potent we could stealth attack hunting parties with ease
>>37320914But remember they don't listen well
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>37320842>>37320914Im dont fancy usowing them a favor, but at this point we need the metal.Im up for it but I think we should try to bargain offering any live prisoners we may take from the elves. see what we can get.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>37320940yes but thats the bueaty of the zerg if we found a small hunting party or a lone elf it wouldnt matter that they were unorganized amirite?
I am currently cooking so your time frame to make a decision is extended farther I encourage discussion because the favor may be harmless or may pertain to the knife ears or pertain to greater gain
>>37320956I'm half tempted to try and diplomance the elves( Ha HA oh god we wont win that without a 80+) and if it goes bad just fucking their shit up.Then again they might attack outright. We don't konw if they're nature (hippy) elves or high elves or what. if its high elves we probably don't have a chance without massive bribery.>>37321014I'm kind of against commiting the kid horde just yet. We don't know how well equipped the knife ears are yet. that swarm tactics could get over half the brood killed if we're unlucky.
>>37321033Just means less mouths to feed and moar food.
>>37321033>>37321014we have steel cable webs, I feel we really should be setting traps. minor poisons to take the prisoners down to be too weak then capture them if possible kill if not. fight smart, we are not many yet.
>>37321070I see them as future workers/fodder if needed. We got 20 elite grade shocktroopers thanks to the experiment into infusing necromancy into the eggs and them fuckers are HUGE. Plus loyal to the Queen as her honor guard at the moment.Imagine what having a 100 of them huge ass fucks decked in mithril could unleash.>>37321090Traps work great on the defensive but we'll have to learn how to best play our offensive strength eventually.
>>37321133Needs nerf. Ain't Mithril one of the most important/rear metals in most fantasys?
>>37321200no thats adamant. >>37321133true enough, but till we gain a little strength I am loath to waste the babies. also I loves our spider questlings.
>>37321200One of the higher grades but typically its known for being on par with steel and having lower weight. Far as I know the highest tier stuff is more adamantine or orchiclarium. first for being stupidly good metal that stops near anything and the second because its...somewhat useful for spells? I'm not too well versed.either way mithril is more a low weight steel/iron that might (MIGHT) have a capacity for channeling magic depending on the lore. LOTR gave it the reputation for being some kind of super metal.
>>37321314less on par with steel more aluminum but denser
>>37321259>>37321314Danke. I was thnking of adamant then.
>>37321348So that'd make steel better? like I said I'm not a dwarf so I don't know too much about the metals entirely just from my past experiences with other lores and fantasy games. mithril tended to be up there but not god tier.Could make a good supply of metal anyway since we have to use hoodoo alchemy powers to get steel as it is. at least until we can find more permanent sources of ore ourselves.
>>37321410Mithril is better when mixed with steel shit gets dope.
I must sleep because school sucks. Can't wait to see what you guys probably fucked up when I wake up or what improvements you've made. Either way, have fun and g'night.
>>37321427So where we sitting sifty?
>>37321540I need some votes to be cast but I am glad to see thought process going on. Also mithril is similar to steel in strength but light like aluminum
>>37321599Also it tends to enhance any metal it is put together with in an alloy experimentation must be done however.
>>37321599Can we accept the offer as it stands but ask about what they would give for live elves?
>>37321625Of course other is an option so is bartering.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>37321625i want to do this rolling for it
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>37321625Forgot to roll then to accept offer and see if we can barter for future trade of prisoners.
Shit it's late. I gtg night all don't get us killed please.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>37321770Adding mine to try and help pad the blow.Bite the pillow guys this is gonna be hurting.
Your queen looks at him and accepts the offer. She twitches her back legs a bit and your already impressive alphas swell up in size and look a bit more intimidating. It has the effect you want and the wight notices this. He doesn't fold but he does lean back a bit. Loth looks at him and smiles amiccably. "What would you say to prisoners of elves?"The wight cackles and says "I do not need them alive. I just need the corpses. For every elf corpse you bring me I will give you 50 pounds of the ore of your choice. Steel or otherwise. If you give me the elf settlement I will later return the favor and help you open a mine in the monsoon area. It will be for the better really. I know of several unfriendly elements in the area, as a sign of good faith here is a map of them.The map details 6 elven settlements far to the north, 2 dwarven settlements in the west. 3 orc settlements that have migration patterns but could be anywhere now and a settlement of celestials far to the south. "these are just the unfriendly ones there are others that I have not kept track of. I hope that you agree to this. At this he walks off into the woods back to whatever it is he lives in.StockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood10 KopeshPopulation18 Males1 Herbalist/brewer1 Armorsmith1 Smith/ metallurgist11 Females1 Siege master1 Sex toy maker and carver1 Pyromancer69 Broodlings50 Breeding Monkeys95 food monkeysTechnologyWood carving/working, smithing weapon and armor, siege weapons, sex toys, bows and arrows, scrimshaw, bone amulets, suicide pills, grog,bone amulets and the web stuffActionsHuntBreedBuildResearchNegotiateOther
>>37322064You guys get massive diplomacy buffs to evil races remember?
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>37322092yeah any population reference on the maps?
>>37322108The only one you actually have a number on is the settlement of celestials and it seems to have been there for an extremely long time and its marked at around 1000 celestials
>>37322182otherwords stay the fuck out there
>>37322245Thats the idea, also orcs bread like nuts but there migration pattern intersects a few elven settlements so theres definetly a war between them
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>37322277rolling to search for elf scoutshow long until broodlings grown?
>>37322277Make friends with orcs, eat the elfs?
Welp I'm out for the ngiht. need sleep.Seems like the Wright Lord enjoys having an attack dog of sorts. Thankfully for him its a good arrangement.I'd say work up on prepping for some war on elves. If sift is following the civ bonuses/negatives for diplomacy we basically have no chance at convincing the elves to be nice. It'll be all "blarhg back evil creatures of the darkness! Oh noes the spidermen of fostokoghaogha have come!" and other inane drivel.Make allies with the darker races, don't be afraid to just flat out take it from the goody two shoes ones. Just for the love of god if you meet demons DONT make a deal with them without going over the terms with afine tooothed comb or something. Or get lawyers, research lawyers and make lots of lawyers.God I need fucking sleep. have fun guys.
>>37322314Since the monsoon is abated and things are going well you are capable of sending out 2 alphas to search for scouts since that is all that is needed. I would like to note that the brood is growing nicely and in 4 turns will be able to begin training and learning and gender can be decided then.Your scouts will return in 3 turnsSo as it standsStockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood10 khopeshPopulation18 Males1 Herbalist/brewer1 Armorsmith1 Smith/ metallurgist11 Females1 Siege master1 Sex toy maker and carver1 Pyromancer69 Broodlings50 Breeding Monkeys80 food monkeyTechnologyWood carving/working, smithing weapon and armor, siege weapons, sex toys, bows and arrows, scrimshaw, bone amulets, suicide pills, grog,bone amulets and the web stuffActionsHuntBreedBuildResearchNegotiateOther
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>37322510collect bones from money corpses we should still have those right we should constantly be eating them
Someday we gotta make undead "spiders" out of all these humanoid bones we're gonna be gettingFrankenspiders that can serves as sentinels
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>37322723agreed!second action attempt to bind together bones for monkey sentinel
UUUUUU!!! just got an idea... Spider monkeys anyone?
>>37322568You gather up the bones and locate them and catalogue. You begin work on the amount and carving them out and making the amulets for the weight. After a weeks work you have 30 pounds of amulets ready for trade. this is good for you and your men but you have plenty of raw bones still to be carved so you decide to finish your work before going on to the trade.StockFlint and steelAxe and shears54 Hunting spears200 Pounds stockpiled wood10 khopesh30 Pounds of carved amuletsPopulation18 Males1 Herbalist/brewer1 Armorsmith1 Smith/ metallurgist11 Females1 Siege master1 Sex toy maker and carver1 Pyromancer69 Broodlings50 Breeding Monkeys80 food monkeyTechnologyWood carving/working, smithing weapon and armor, siege weapons, sex toys, bows and arrows, scrimshaw, bone amulets, suicide pills, grog,bone amulets and the web stuffActionsHuntBreedBuildResearchNegotiateOther
>>37322862This is half a turn
Rolled 94 (1d100)>>37322894bring them to the wight
>>37323016You send out a group with the amulets and you contact the wight bringing him forth you tell him the weight and he double checks it. The trade goes through and in 2 days time he comes back and as promised hands over 30 pounds of refined mithril to you. He expresses his pleasure at you maintaning your side of the bargain and your men express delight this gives you time to work the metals now.
>>37323310OP we got iron/steel yes? Can we combo that with Mithrill?
>>37323368You have transmuted steel yes. You could do the combination but it will more than likely eat all of your opening batch of mithril.
I guess call it a night then? Or are there plenty who want to keep going?
>>37323810i need to turn in honestlyand i think im one of 3
>>37324001same. good thread op. i'll be waiting for the next one.
>>37324001Alright I personally need to turn in too so cya I will be back up tomorrow and post a call out to everyone around 6 or 7 eastern
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