Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38068246/Our Current Stats: http://pastebin.com/iahm4JSj (Please have a look at them, but don't feel obligated to read it all in one sitting- use it as a guideline if you're drawing a blank or need some contextual information as I've essentially compiled every piece of information that's relevant to our civilization.)Our Current Bestiary: http://pastebin.com/TWY0QfWA (Please have a look, but don't feel obligated to read it in one sitting- it's VERY extensive and currently in "alpha" since I'd like to make an illustrated pdf.) *updated: including new animals and all the new Gods*The Great Progenitor has been defeated, normality has returned to your section of the world, but many new developments have taken place due to his absence: it is a matter of opinion on whether they are good or bad and it will be up to you on how you personally take advantage of your new world and it's opportunities. >+/-Ecological Development: Creatures Swarm>The Great Progenitor's death has left behind a massive skeleton where it had been slain and as the last few scraps of meat and marrow are picked away from it's bones; an overwhelming plethora of fish, reptiles, birds, marine mammals, and all walks of life both big and small are flourishing in great abundance. This, however, naturally attracts the attention of even larger animals just as much as it provides a plethora of food and resources.(2nd post incoming, please be patient)
>+/-Ecological Development: The Dragons have Returned>The Great Progenitor's influence discouraged the nesting and habitation of numerous Wyverns and Giant Reptiles such as the Boiling Lizards and DRAGONS. Dragons are not but a simply large "wyvern", Dragons are not to be trifled with: They never stop growing, live for hundreds of years, lay hundreds of eggs at a time, they breath fire and inspire a great amount of fear, respect, and cultural significance in the southern continent. Rumor has spread on the mouths of Southern Cyclopean Sailors that a few Dozen Dragons have already begun nesting on the Volcanic island within the bay of the southern continent: fattening up on whales, wyverns, marine reptiles and seals so they may lay their eggs.>-Ecological Development: The Zizz Spares you, but not the Plains.>The Great Progenitor's corpse has been picked clean and nothing substantial remains to be eaten save for scraps only fit for the fish. >The however must feed and so he is taking it out on the plains: Once again bringing great destruction, disaster, turmoil, and hardship for the lands.>The Zizz is not but a simple bird: His red plumed body blankets the world and replaces the sky, at any moment his great pointed beak spears the heavens to effortlessly pluck up Mammoths, Paraceratheriums and entire herds of roving cattle.>The Zizz is not but a simple bird: He is massive, he is the sky, he is the air; he brings with him a great and terrible stifling wind and great pillars of thunderous lightening strike the earth below him. The Sky is clear of both beasts and natural weather as if even the storms themselves are afraid of being consumed. The Map has also been updated with a "coloured" political cloud so you can get a feel for our 'territories'- Red is our Civ, Purple is Gorgon Civ, and Blue is Southern Civ. Alright guys, sorry for the wait: You may now roll. D20 for Actions. D100 for Ideas. I'll pick "Three-ish"- same as usual.
Started a little late since I had a long night.I'll just be chilling out and updating the bestiary with Wyverns/Dragons while you guys slowly wander in.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38382301Undertake a quest to capture & tame Boiling Lizards. Send some heroes. See if the Southern Civ. would like to join in.
Rolled 14 (1d20)Woo hoo, Cyclops Civ Quest! And I'm here for the start of it!Alrighty, to get the ball rolling: establish a trade route over the sea between our main islands and the outpost in the plains.
Rolled 52 (1d100)Can we please use tonights session to focus on Diplomacy?I really want to get the gorgon empire and the tribes settled. Idea: Have Mycea approach the manticore tribe to ask them to take less violent means of production, intercede on their behalf with the Gorgon Empire and the hydra mother
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38382301Provide aid to the merfolk in rebuilding.
>>38382301>The Zizz Spares you, but not the Plains.Goodness, i mean thats good news for us, but not for our lovely Changling compatriots.We should send some aid to the plains. Survey whats happened.Also with that map does that mean we're forming borders and nations? I thought we had control of the Old Growth Tree. (Could a color key be added to the map?)
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38382472Forgot to roll. I'll post some art as recompense.
Rolled 17 (1d20)Not liking the political situation at the moment, that map makes it look like nation state lines are being drawn. Have we reached out to the merfolk yet? Maybe we can formally invite them to join our civ. (we still have the ocarina of the depths) maybe we can dedicate some heroic ambassadors to the task.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38382301Standardize the punishment a person receives for their crime(s)
Rolled 79 (1d100)And I was wondering... if we've set up a standardized celebration for the death of the Progenitor.I had an idea of making it some sort of Olympics style thing, where sporting events are designed to mimic the trials and tribulations experienced in the progenitor's threat and then downfall. It could be a nice way to reach out playfully and diplomatically to other races. I also drew our baby gods by the way. They are too cute.
Do we still have heroes? The pastebin doesn't actually include any notes on them
>>38382676We got 192 of them. It's in the Total Population.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38382526according to the pastebin they'll be sort of doing their own thing, and rightfully so. We'd have better luck talking to the dinosaur tribe or manticore tribe. With the gorgon empire establishing dominance we might need them as allies.
>>38382301At some point, we should try colonizing the Great Progenitor's remains.Underwater/floating colonies and all that. Could become a trade hub or a great place for aquaculture.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38382301>Ask Mycea if she wouldn't mind helping us learn to be better at Necromancy.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38382301Check the changelings to see if they're okay.
>>38382421>Undertake a quest to capture & tame Boiling Lizards.>Roll 8/20>Failure. -Rise in Beasts complicates the expeditionThe South is more than happy to assist you in your endeavors to capture and tame a Boiling lizard or at the very least obtain some of their eggs for capture, but the Volcanic island they dwell on has become an increasingly dangerous place. Their home has always been a stable rookery for boiling lizards, but during recent times it's skies have become infested with flocks of Wyverns and even a Dragon or two are now being spotted- slowly gliding over the warm volcanic winds as they bring back whales and prep their nests.You do not manage to capture any boiling Lizards: The expedition doesn't go tremendously bad, but everyone agrees to get out before people start getting eaten or burned alive. >The "Volcanic Island>The Volcanic island -for those who don't remember- is the island just within the bay of the southern continent. It is a land mirred and ruined by constant Volcanic activity with a charred landscape and sparse vegetation. It has become something of a massive Aviary and Rookery for all manner of fire breathing creatures.
>>38382802Supporting. Also, maybe ask her to teach us manners so they can act like proper ladies and gentlemen.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38382576Supporting
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38382301We need to send support for the plains. Help out people there. Fortify their shelters, offer respite for the Changlings there. I doubt the Ant people are going to be overly affected.>Not rolling for anything after this point.Also. FIND OUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MANA FROM OUR FUNGAL WAIFU! Mycea knows something, and we really do need to know more about mana.Finally, we should go and salvage the thunderbolt from the corpse.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38382459supporting Merfolk help
>>38382889fuck, forgot to kill trip
>>38382897>Also. FIND OUT THE SIGNIFICANCE OF MANA FROM OUR FUNGAL WAIFU! Mycea knows something, and we really do need to know more about mana.Agreed. The Hydra mother hinted at it being extremely important, we're just scratching the surface by drinking it. If we figure out what it can be used for, it could revolutionize our progress.
>>38382889Eventually nation states will develop. It may not be on the cyclops' terms, but it'll happen.
>>38382747Alright, I had some ideas about heroes and I'd want to get your opinions before rolling.Our civ is kind of anti-individual, which runs a little bit counter to the notion of a hero being an individual who has gained renown from a feat of great skillWhy not have tatooing then to show great accomplishments of the individual, identifying them without making them named. Kind of ritualistic feats of daring like Counting Coup mixed with the tatu from far cry
Check list for tonight's match of things we need to do.1) Get Mycea to help out with getting the Manticore Tribe to Calm their tits, maybe fully integrate into the Cyclops before the Gorgon Empire and Dinosaur tribes get serious about wiping them out.2) We need to recover the sun god's lightning bolt from the corpse of the great progenitor3) We need to ask Mycea about the true nature of Mana, insist on it until she tells us.4) We need to get our elf bro up to the moon again so he can save them from extinction with Mycea's super special seed.
>>38382914>>38382889Frankly I say we combine these two. Help the merfolk and reach out to them... and maybe invite them to join us, or at least open our borders. But the OP has started updating so any further rolls may not count.
>>383829815) We need to ask Mycea and the Hydra-Mother about making it so that Gorgon eggs can hatch into both more Gorgons, and into the same species as the father (if one is involved). Not actual hybrids as such.
god damn, is this thread starting later of late?
>>38383018seems to be so
>>383829816) Integrate both Changelings and Merfolk into our culture. Maybe reach out to the Changelings about the 3rd child. Will bet money it's related.>>38383018Better than posthuman survivor civ, which has disappeared.
>>38382981>4) We need to get our elf bro up to the moon again so he can save them from extinction with Mycea's super special seed.Cyclops space program?
>>38382981>>38383015>>38383050I've got a list that popped up a few threads ago, some things to consider as well.>1) We get the Hydra-Mother to make it so that Gorgon eggs will hatch into the race of either parent, not just more gorgons with superficial features of the non-gorgon parent.>2) We fully incorporate the Manticore into our own selves, redeem them as it were. We know they can be gentle and kind, not murderous and rapine, and we can bring that out in them.>3) We use sauropods with hover-pots to make better, more bulky, long term transport across our land based trade networks.>4) We expand our mines in the mountains.>5) We build observatories in the mountains.>6) We expand our farming of Mycea's Domain to turn it into a turbo-bread-basket.>7) We establish a sea trade route from our islands to the jungle colonies south of the mountains.>8) We establish some sort of accord between ourselves, the dino tribe, and the empire, possibly the manticore too if they don't get absorbed by us.
>>38383049>>38383050Well i hope it shifts back a few hours or else i will miss them entirely in the future.We really need to build a shrine to the zizz and sky spirits. Maybe try find the dragon hymm.
>>38383109>5) We build observatories in the mountains.We definately need to do this. We almost no astronomy knowledge. In order to get Elf boy home, we need to know how orbits work.
>>38383050>Maybe reach out to the Changelings about the 3rd childI dunno if the Third Child is a Changling Demigod.Mostly because they weren't much involved with the goings on with the progenitor. I mean even our god "Orange Boy" is a god of Coral reefs and such, rather than cyclopses. The only "race specific" one is the Merfolk Demigod. I'm thinking Dark Blue is a demigod of outsiders in general. He's attached to Akalade, and seems to have more progenitor-ish stuff going on physically.
>>38383206Third child is an elven god. Probably the only one of its pantheon still alive.
>>38383050I don't think the demigods will like it too much if we start acting on behalf of the god children without consulting them first.
>>38383236Probably Mycea had included elven dna into the corrupting seed to grow this demigod
>>38383109Okay, let's modify this.>1) We get Mycea and the Hydra-Mother to make it so that Gorgon eggs will hatch into the race of either parent, not just more gorgons with superficial features of the non-gorgon parent.>2) We fully incorporate the Manticore into our own selves, redeem them as it were. We know they can be gentle and kind, not murderous and rapine, and we can bring that out in them.>3) We use sauropods with hover-pots to make better, more bulky, long term transport across our land based trade networks.>4) We expand our mines in the mountains.>5) We build observatories in the mountains.>6) We expand our farming of Mycea's Domain to turn it into a turbo-bread-basket.>7) We establish a sea trade route from our islands to the jungle colonies south of the mountains.>8) We establish some sort of accord between ourselves, the snow cyclops, the dino tribe, and the empire, possibly the manticore too if they don't get absorbed by us. Include the Merfolk and the Changelings if possible.>9) Recover the Sun God's Thunderbolt from the Great Progenitor's Corpse>10) Ask Mycea about the true nature of Mana.>11) Find a way to return elf-bro whose name escapes me to the moon.>12) Ask Mycea about possible relationship between 3rd Godchild and the Changelings? Since the coral god seems closest to us, and the deep sea god to the merfolk? The changelings are the 3rd race related to the great progenitor after all.
Hey, we should give Mycea the grand tour. Maybe even bring a cutting to the Arcanum so the islanders can hangout with her too.
>>38383236Maybe, maybe not. No one in charge seems to know. I was under the impression these were "new" gods all together, rather than reincarnations. They were birthed from the progenitors flesh, and as such are closer to it. Plus I'm a fan of Blue Baby being our civ's version of Sweet P. A cute kid shaped container for unspeakable evil.
>>38382671>Orange Goofball>Pink Girl>Dark Blue and Brooding.Where have I seen this before?
>>38382443>>38382576>>38382889>>38382750>Assist and assess in the Political Situation Concerning the Gorgon Empire and the Two Remaining Tribes.>17/20>Success, with overwhelming Census. +Mycea's presence. Currently what's going on is as follows: The Gorgon Empire has taken control over much of the Fungal wood and there presense is very firm and politically cemented- the only real resistant to their power is currently the Dinosaur tribe which has seen an overwhelming amount of military solidarity and growth. The Dinosaur tribe seems to be stemming their power from a line of Mysterious leaders and even today they continue to be the only source of resistance towards the Gorgon Empire through sheer military prowess. The Manticore Tribe on the other hand has fallen in relevance and the Tribe is beginning to split into two cultures: Orthodox Manticores and a "Fungal Tribe". From what you can tell: The Dinosaur Tribe and the Gorgon Tribe are on the brink of War and The Manticore tribe is too distracted by a Cultural revolution to intervene. Currently your presence is only just enough to prevent full out War from happening as the Gorgon people themselves do not wish to drag you into this through the cross fire.
>>38383389No idea. Doesn't seem familiar to me.
>>38382980I'd rather focus on stuff that makes them more effective like maybe armor made of metal or tactic that improves their ability to work together in a fight.
>>38383410Wans't there a Spider Tribe?
>>38383445They were reabsorbed by the empire.
>>38382980I think they already do apply tattoos to themselves when the mood strikes them. And to help with magic.
>>38383445Empire absorbed them.Okay. >>38383410Then this is important. Really fucking important.Next turn guys? We need to set up a forum, between ALL of the cultures. The Merfolk, the Cyclops, the Empire, the Dinosaurs, the Manticores, the Snow Cyclops, and the Changelings if we can get an avenue of communication for them.We need to turn Mycea city into the place for the races to meet and discuss things peacefully. No reason to war.
>>38383410What are the Dinosaur and Gorgon Empire's collective grievances?Why are they going to war? Just over power?
>>38383510Might want to ask her first.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38383410Cyclopian diplomacy! Ask the Mother Hydra to reconsider her current policy- is forcing people to obey her really the best thing? Children grow and eventually leave their parents. They need to become their own people. Whatever has been going between the tribes from now on we can help settle this nonviolently. We need to watch over them like hawkes if need be, attach a cyclops to each and every military maneuver to look very disappointed if people start fighting
I'm still scared by the Red World, the demonologists almost complete obsidian portal, and how the mere mention of it sent Mycea into a PTSD flashback
>>38383582There's nothing to be scared of.By the way, maybe we should research teleportation magic. No reason for suggesting it. Just seems like a perfectly good idea that won't create a hole in spacetime that will unleash hell.
>>38383582I think the progenitor said other groups might be called to it. Maybe we should ask her if there's a way we can close it off from this world or something?
>>38383445>>38383479I hope the spider tribe has at least maintained their culture if not who else will we talk about our love of fancy moths to?
>>38383510I'm not a big fan of us going into war either. But I'm not opposed to the shifts in the tide of power a war between the gorgons might bring. I mean, worst case scenario is that an entire new tribe of people are wiped out forever, but best case is that a brand new culture establishes itself and weakens the dominant Gorgon Empire. But that said, outside of military prowess the Dinosaur gorgons don't got much going on for them, and the Hydra Mother is practically a GOD on their side. Lets lean towards making some sort of peace summit or event just to stabilize/manage things. I'd like for those two red territories of ours to connect some day.
>>38383652We should start training our moths to do tasks.Dog level intelligence, mind you. A fluffy flying dog is all I want.
>>38383623that wasn't funny in event horizon, it won't be funny here. That said, we should see if the red world is an object we can observe in our night sky. Like mars or venus or jupiter.Hell are there other planets in our solar system?
>>38383685Messager MothsBloodhound MothsSpy MothsCaretaker Moths
>>38383736>Bloodhound MothsYou know, insects do taste whatever they touch and they have those antennae too. Might work.>>38383719Actually, I was thinking the Red World would be more like Doom. A fusion of flesh and technology.But yeah, we should see if it's a literal planet.
>>38383410What are the difference between fungal and orthodox manticores?
>>38383770There are those moths that can smell the pheromones of a mate from miles away, figured giant antennae like that would be amazing for that
>>38382472>>38382874>Provide Relief for the Changelings.>Roll 18/20>Success, +Good Political Relationship.The Plains are not a fun place to be in at the moment: it is a twilight stricken land of near perpetual darkness as the Zizz over-casts it's shadow on the world. The Wind created by the Zizz's presense is strong enough to tamper with the local weather: preventing rain, removing cloud coverage, and the difference in tempature causing horrible strong winds and 'dry' lightning storms that cause brush fires.Every single being is making themselves sparse: The Ant People have hidden themselves away within their cavernous mounds and the Changelings are MOST welcome to the emergency aid and hospitality you're providing within your neighboring mountain towns, Jungle Farming Villages, and the small trade town thats begun to develop where the Air-Monolith's stand. >+Increased Political Relationship and Understanding+>Within the firm, stone, earthen shaped halls and homes of your people, the Changelings are able to find solace and protection from the Elements outside. Your hospitality is comforting to them and through these trying times you learn much about their people: They at one point possessed a large standing and lucrative trading empire that spanned the entire super continent and traded with all numerous other Changeling cultures and civilizations. They saw and built many wonders, flourished in undeniable wealth, and had one point mapped out the entirety of the "Endless lands". >That was a long time ago though and currently their species lives a more scattered and cultural varied existence, but they still remain confident they'll rise to global relevance once more. >The Current Changelings you interact with are a mix of sub-cultures containing: Nomads, Herders, and a small fraction of traveling Merchants.
>>38383857I'm guessing Fungals are the more peaceloving or calm group, where as orthodox would be the usual death fetishists and murder cultists.There was a little "event" when we first met the Manticore tribe that might explain the dichotomy better. It was a "Murderbrawl" and mostly featured the tribe murdering eachother just to be Chieftain. All the while we sat with some philosophers and mothers in a Murder-Free zone as they explained their almost peaceful philosophy of the cycle of life and death.
>>38383905I wonder how long ago. I wonder if we could spot some of their wonders if we progress further.Do they have one of these maps of the continent they can provide?
>>38383905Changlings so cute.
>>38382459>>38382914>>38383011>Provide Assistance to the Merfolk>Roll 4/20>Merfolk roll support 9/20>Everyone Fails, met with mixed rolls, but census and enthusiasm.There is currently extremely high Merfolk traffic between your various islands and the "Deep ocean" ever since The Great Progenitor had been killed: The perpetual storms have calmed, Sea Monsters and Creatures have become more abundant, and the Ocean has taken a much healthier shades and tones of blue and teal. Your Relationship however remains only one of a personal basis as they seem hesitant to commit officially for a few reasons:>Their great kings, queens, and spiritual leaders have -if not all- been killed and consumed by the Great Progenitor; leaving behind a large vacuum and cultural absence in their various sub-cultures and civilizations. Their political environment has poor stability and they are currently just trying to figure things out as they apoint new leaders and so forth.>Merfolk cannot "speak"; their mouths and throats are adapted for life underwater and they cannot formally communicate in the same way you can, only able to chime out squeaks, chirps, and other animal-like noises they find embarrassing. They instead possess Telepathy, but this practice is.. "subversive" and it's culture does not translate well over to a spoken one.>+Silver Lining: You do however bond over your mutual love for the ocean and many of your coastal communities spend a great deal of time co-existing and working with Merpersons to hunt, fish, and forage for food on the tide. This has provided a lot of time to bond and apply a greater understanding of one another and rekindle a certain nostalgic familiarity that hasn't been apparent since truly ancient times.The re-building of their civilization will be a slow and methodical process, but your Two Species possess an unspoken familiarity and comfort with one another.
>>38384187Gee thanks. I'll try and do some little things in the thread here and there.
>>38383538>What are the Dinosaur and Gorgon Empire's collective grievances?>Why are they going to war? Just over power?It it's a discreet reason that you've yet to discover, but will be VERY obvious once you've found out. I've foreshadowed it quite a bit.>>38383445>>38383652The Spider Tribe was Re-assimilated, they're not "gone" though as they make up the back bone and provide the Bread basket of the Gorgon empire- it was one of the largest "keys" to their superiority. >>38383857>What are the difference between fungal and orthodox manticores?Orthodox is blood, guts, rip, tear we've come to know and love. Fungal is developing a more agrarian practice with a distinct cultural practice of "discreet" carnage- they're big on Necromancy.Alright guys, you may now roll for new Actions/Ideas>>38384393>mfwAbsolutely Beautiful.
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>38384458Establish a forum for ALL powers we know to be represented and communicate from, based in the City of Mycea.Current known powers:>Cyclops>Snowclops>Empire>Dinosaur>Manticore>Merfolk>Changeling
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38384458Already gave this a shot earlier, but I'll try it again.Establish an overseas trade route to the Cyclops settlements in the plains from our central islands.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>38384458Improved Law and Civil LibertysWrite up more advanced laws e.g. solving that damn pedo problem we have.Establish a charter of civil libertys that covers all persons. From mortals up to gods and including spirits and great beasts. Laying out the rights to consent and against slavery etc.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>38384517supporting
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38384458Colonize Progenitor's bones. Floating city and all that.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38384458Send out ships to explore the ocean for new lands and trade routes.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>38384458Map the heavens and develop navigation utilizing the stars
>>38384535Damnit i keep rolling so badly on these things.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38384458Explore the open ocean. New continents and islands awaits us just beyond the horizon! Plus we got a lot bonuses on navigation and seafaring.
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>38384517Full support. We need to get people trading and working together, not squabbling.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>38384517Supporting. Cyclops are perfect mediators for a grand collection of peoplesPic definitely related
>>38384564Sweet Mycea, what have I done?>>38384582You're not the only one.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>38384458Shamanism and Spirit guardians.
>>38384458Would it be an action or roll at all to check on the progress of our little gods or would be a "talking" check like with Akalade or Mycea?Otherwise an action i'd like to roll for is consulting with the Changlings (since they have been around longer) to figure out the map of this super continent. What is beyond the Savanna? What islands surround it? What does our world look like.
>>38384621>that picThat's exactly what would happen if Odysseus showed up.
Rolled 12 (1d20)I think what may be driving the conflict between the Empire and Dinosaur is the mysterious leader. Let's ask to meet with her directly and find out what's going on>>38384517Support. How is Mycea settling in to her new body by the way?
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>38384562Supporting, but adding getting are lightning bolt back.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38384644Ug forgot to roll again. >>38384621Oh Sun and Stars, my sides.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38384681wrong dice.
>>38384660Man, that would be an awkward situation."Uh, what's going on here?""There's this strange little two-eyed humanoid running around screaming, 'Oh sweet Zeus there's so many of them'. He tried stabbing some of us in the eyeballs with a torch, but of course that didn't work, and now he's trying to hide by clinging to the belly of an elephant."
Rolled 12 (1d20)Teach the merpeople our written language- scratching it on to metal or coral so they can communicate directly without using telepathy
>>38384740The old sages would be worried about him, then they;d start babying him
Rolled 71 (1d100)All this talk of the red world from earlier has made me realize. Do we have a map of our solar system? Or at least any awareness of any other objects in it? I say we can maybe safely donate some assets to astronomy in order to figure this out.And maybe see if we are alone in the universe.or if the red world awaits.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>38382671Re-rolling for olympics style event. Might be a "fun" way to promote international/interspecies solidarity.
>>38384837Supporting. Dedicate it to all those lost but never forgotten. RIP Intelligent Parrats, you clowny bastards you
>>38384940>Honorary pie-throwing contest is part of the events
>>38385019>the pies are all banana-cream
>>38385019>>38385049Has our civ even invented pastry yet?
>>38384517>>38384558>>38384605>>38384621>Establish a forum for ALL powers we know to be represented and communicate from, based in the City of Mycea.>Roll 68/100>Above Average Success +Odd Number/incomplete 69. +Overwhelming Census, +Cultural BonusThe Province of Mycea's Grove has been defined by it's pleasant agrarian communities, sweet and fresh smelling air carried on the picturesque wafting clouds of colourful spores as well as the beautiful mixed Fungal and Jungle growth that grows rampant- displaying gorgeous flowering plants, and varying colours of pink, teal, red, blues and healthy greens. The Province is a land of vivid natural colour and peace and is one of the most important cultural and agricultural sectors within your side of the world.It is only natural that it has become something of a junction for peace talks between the various Cultures that habitat your side of the world: The Gorgon Tribes and even a few intrepid Changeling Merchant groups have begun to make the treck over the mountains to see what all the fuss is about. >+Dramatically increased Changeling commerce+>The Changelings Merchants from the plains have become eager to trade within the province of Mycea for food, temporary shelter, and various other goods and services. Their presence is.. mildly unsettling to some people; so they keep themselves as rigidly humanoid as possible when in the company of others and never take their cloaks off in public. They've begun opening their own Unique establishments: Money Changers, Gambling Halls, and Theaters. They also introduce something called a "Circus" which is a traveling band of Entertainers and trained animals.(part 2 incoming)
>>38385088sadly probably not. Maybe we could ask the Zizz?
>>38384837what events would the Progenitor games have?Archery? Wrestling? Soccer? Tag? Ooh what about Rickshaw chariot races? Or relays.imagine the crazy colloseum we'd have to make in order to hold this celebration.And imagine where.
>>38385088...This is a very, very good question.OP, do we have cake and pie?
>>38385201I think we can do meat pies and the like. We still don't have sugar though.
>>38385111>They also introduce something called a "Circus" which is a traveling band of Entertainers and trained animals.Changlings seriously the best.
>>38385296Truly greatest ally (besides gorgons)
>>38385111>+Dramatically Increased Gorgon commerce>Gorgons as well have begun trading and operating services within the province since.. realistically the path to peace for these aggressive cultures is through the strings of Ivory rings: Bath houses, Brothels, Bars, Clothing Establishments, Farmers markets, Huntress trading shops, as well as Reagent and poison dealers are all making their way into the Provinces booming economy.>+Political Development: The Dinosaur Tribe's Chieftain makes a discreet appearance. She is an utterly humongous Gorgon Woman- she is a Giant among her people and even by Cyclopean Standards she is quite tall. Towering, with her pale and gently blue hued body defined by explicit and toned muscular definition- She is an intimidating and powerful woman. Her hair is Black, but kept short- She does not wear any adornment beyond simple Bracelets or Anklets and a simple ornately pattered dress to cover her Crotch.Her most defining feature though is her full head of writhing Snakes, Her intense gaze, and the long, black, Triceratops-like Horns that crown her head which she adorns with layers of Golden rings.She speaks softly and bluntly, "I am the Cosmic Serpent and we have some things to Discuss- oh great one eyed children of the Sea."
>>38385318Aren't they? Plus they seem to lack a lot of that morally ambiguous luggage from their past. I mean when we first met the gorgons they were scrambling babies and enslaving eachother and practicing eugenics. Changlings mostly seem to be at war with Antpeople, being a touch greedy, and ran their civ into the ground somehow.
>>38385486OH! SHIT! TWO GODS!
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38385486>"I am the Cosmic Serpent and we have some things to Discuss- oh great one eyed children of the Sea."ANOTHER FRIEND IS BACK THROW A FUCKING PARTY
>>38385486So the cosmic serpent is reincarnating too... Goodness did this mean she and the hydra mother don't get along?
>>38385486I bet this probably isn't going to be something we'll like.
>>38385534Descreet was the keyword in that post. Something is going on. We got TWO dominant gods of ONE people... and they don't see eye to eye.
>>38385555Probably, Hydra likes playing mother but the cosmic is the head of their original pantheon. As such, its not so strange that miss mischief might stir up trouble to try take the top dog spot.
>>38385486So basically we need to get Cosmic and Hydra to fuck and everything will be more or less resolved.
>>38385623Well hydra was the trickster goddess>>38385637This is the best plan and nothing could go wrong
>>38385607>>Why are they going to war? Just over power?>It it's a discreet reason that you've yet to discover, but will be VERY obvious once you've found out. I've foreshadowed it quite a bit.Ohhhhhh. Yeah, guess it is pretty obvious.
>>38385589I'm not sure. I mean, it sounds like she is in conflict with Hydra Mother (or Orochidna) somehow. Possibly due to this >>38385623Basically Poseidon took Zues spot on olympus and Zues aint happy.
>>38385646>[parent trap intensifies]Cyclops fathered Gorgons need to get their two Goddesses back together. All in favor?
>>38385679Ha. Doable and potentially hilarious.
>>38385637It sounds like they've had their catfights and disputes before. Hell I'm pretty sure back in the day before anyone was particularly fully reincarnated the Old Gorgon Empress and the Dinosaur Tribe Chieftain didn't get along. It was quite the show.
>>38385679 godly lesbian make-up scene when?
>>38385679its sounding more and more like we want the Cosmic Snake in charge, since she is all about honor nobility and strength, rather than fertility and mischief and dominance.Of course my only concern is that guess who still has the god babies.
>>38385723Mycea sprouting infinite hands from the ground to cover everyone eyes because of the lewd display
Whatever's going on, we might want to consult the gods and Mycea before we come to any decision.
>>38385723take of your shipping goggles, god this isn't /co/.
>>38385520>>38385534>>38385555>>38385589>>38385486She comes before the local Sages council in secrecy and discretion, "I do not have much time to dawdle; The Hydra Mother and myself were once one being adrift in the stars due to the similarity of our two souls. I was the "tail" and she the "heads". Now that we are reincarnated- the existence of my physical reality is most likely "inconvenient" as I have lead her to believe my identity was consumed within her own soul.. When the reality is far from it." She lets out a long drawn out sign to herself and rolls her shoulders- She seems tired, tired and worn out."I admit I am not fond of being alive; I belong within the stars, but I am obligated to my worshipers and I am obligated to you, Children of the deep. Without your Blood and Seed I would not be here right now." She goes on to admit that she unfortunately does not have a plan: Being alive denies her of omnipotence and compels her to more natural emotionally invested reactions and feelings that sour her judgement. She implores you though to remain neutral: she is only motivated by the survival of her worshippers and those who still remember her. A God is nothing without it's people.
>>38385862Well the obvious answer is to build a temple to the Cosmic Serpent even here, and then use a ritual to help speed their return to the stars. Thus giving them back their power, and ensuring their worship even afterwards.
>>38385862D-does she want us to Kill her? Or is it our fault she's alive? The Cosmic Snake wants to be the "Star God" again? Like the Moon and the Sun?
Oh. That's not so bad then. Neutral is what we do.
>>38385862We'll stay neutral but we won't let the hydra and the serpent hurt each other or the gorgons. We'll step in and try to sort everything out amicably
>>38385945Well we should just gently encourage some worship among our own gorgon population.
>>38385945I think we have some. We've had cosmic snake worshippers for a long time.
>>38384518>Establish an overseas trade route to the Cyclops settlements in the plains from our central islands.>Roll 16/20>Above Average Success. +Previous Rolls/persistence. +Cultural Bonus.This is actually not a very explicitly demanding or difficult task for your people: They've always made trips to the Rib-shaped Reefs in the past and present to fish, gather shellfish, hunt for pearls, and some were even brave/foolish enough to climb up the formations in search of bird eggs. The entire voyage only takes a few weeks- and passage to the "Mainland" where in your jungle communities have begun to develop is just a short boat ride away from there in clear weather: only extending your traveling time by a few additional days.This path of travel is MUCH more expedient and cuts the travel time to a few months as opposed to almost the whole year it takes to travel ALL around the mainland. >+Dramatically increased Traffic between Islands and Mainland+>Most Cyclopes are not at all interested in venturing too deep within the mainland if it isn't to visit the city or make a commute to the province of Mycea; of which most commuters end up living their as opposed to going back home. This new Trade/naval route allows for easy, quick, and somewhat reliable passage between the islands and the mainland; dramatically increasing population growth and "coverage".
>>38384535>Establish a charter of civil libertys that covers all persons. From mortals up to gods and including spirits and great beasts. Laying out the rights to consent and against slavery etc.>Roll 7/100>Complete and Total abject Failure. -Cultural penalty.Your people frankly do not like to.. "police one another". Law, Order, and punishment continue to be enacted and respected on a very personal level: no one over bearing force commands or penalizes for anything beyond their individual communities and personal relationships. Law and Order are only supported with any kind of efficiency and structure because most people know one another in communities and the Sage council often acts as an unbiased judge and Jury to particularly difficult or uncomfortable situations. The problem with this is that the population is growing and at the turn of every century the population DOUBLES: There are more and more strangers and more people whom don't know one another and your own version of "modernity" is slowly creeping onto your Ancient civilization as urbanization becomes more rampant with trade and commerce.
>>38386302This needs sorting, we can't just let things lie or else we will get bit in the ass hard at some point.
>>38386392Try again and form a voluntary police force?
>>38385705>It sounds like they've had their catfights and disputes before.They sure have.
>>38386413Without laws or civil representation it will just end up as a army garrison job, but we don't have an army. First we need to establish laws and rights, then we can make the police.
>>38386461the reaction was fun too.
>>38386472Well we already have a sort of neighborhood watch thing going. It shouldn't be too hard to turn that into some form of a proper police force.
>>38386537not really, its just small village syndrome, everyone knows and reports about each other.That is rapidly disappearing with the vast population boom we are experiencing.
just finished reading the backlog and to be honest I never expected to see a civ-quest this engaging, amassing job OP.Also where did the progenitors spine fall because truing it into a bridge to the mainland would be awesome.
>>38386622Progenitor came from the sea, so the spine is likely at the bottom of the ocean now. Then again, its probably going to be the basis of a really cool as all hell coral reef. Maybe natural wonder level ala Great barrier reef.
Just how bad is crime in our civilization?
>>38386622We already have a bone bridge going on actually. I believe it connects the islands together (its not on this current map i don't think.Its the Snake Spine Bridge. would be cool if we could get a spine bridge to the Southern cyclopses.Frankly... we should just straight up make settlements in the south. (how have our southern cousins been doing/advancing).
>>38386669Currently not very bad, but pedophilia is rife, we have no law enforcement apart from the community, no impartial jury, no case assessment or rights e.g. innocent until proven guilty. We need it to come under control now before something really bad happens.
>>38384562>>38384681>>38384710>Colonize Progenitor's Bones and Investigate of our Lightning bolt.>Roll 14/20>Success, But not high enough for this. -Marine Life, -Political Southern issuesThe Progenitor's bones are fresh, progressively whitening, and the splay out of the ocean depths as a new land mass that brings a new and distinct wonder to the horizon, but to "colonize" it and claim it as your own comes with many physical and political problems of it's own that you've come unprepared to deal with:>The Great Progenitor's Reef>The Bones have seeded the growth of an immense and beautiful coral reef that rises and flourishes from where the ribs meet with the waves; forming layered and "shelved" growths of vivid and colourful corals. These reefs are called home by a rich variety of fish, shellfish, and unfortunately; Immense and dangerous Sea monsters: Sea serpents, aggressive fish, marine reptiles, and even Wyverns frequent the area. >Political Problems>The "Ownership" of the reef is currently disputed by the Southern Continent's Snowclops people, the Merpeople, and your own island dwelling Cyclopes. No one realistically wants to "steal" it from anyone, but the place is just TOO good of a fishing spot and the treasures that dwell within it can't be ignored.>The Lighting Bolt has broken into two piece:One piece is in the possession of Mycea, she willingly returned it to your people on her way back home and as soon as it was placed back within your Arcanum the flow of Mana was quickly restored.The Second piece was unfortunately the much "larger" portion: it has sunk to the bottom of the depths of the Bones- most likely still embedded in the Progenitor's shoulder blade. It's been a couple years, but it slowly seems the piece is making it's way to the surface: An amazing and breathtaking display of Corals growing around it and taking the form of a massive spiraling coral tower that is nourished by the Mana it pours forth.
>>38386754Eh. Just make it a trading port.
>>38386791Split the ownership three ways as a neutral city?
>>38386754call it the domain the of new unknown-god
>>38386754>>38386791Trading post/joint temple for the new sea gods. Make a floating village there and enact a new holiday to commemorate the birthdays of the three.
>>38386813Yeah, that works. It's on the water, so it can be a giant city made up of boats tied together and coral growing on them.
At any rate, that's "three" Actions.You guys can go ahead and roll for new Actions now if you'd like.I think we'll have two more sets before we finish up with an Event.
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>38386869Re rolling for Law and civil liberty's.
>>38386869aw... the nice 90 for the Olympics idea didn't get through. Unfortunate. But I can live with that for now.So question OP, is talking to the god babies a free action or not? Is it like talking to akalade? or do we need special permissions from mycea or Hydra Mother?
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38386869Construct a Magic University. A place where each of the allowed forms of arcane magic can be studied and experimented with in a controlled environment.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>38386869Further improve floating pots.
>>38386899...Oh god why?
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38386869Rolling for setting up Astronomy observatories in the mountains.Elf boy can help us study the stars. He's been through space before.
>>38386920I think we already have that.
>>38386909>So question OP, is talking to the god babies a free action or not?You can talk to the Babies/kids whenever you like.They're just sort of chilling out and growing up.
>>38386899Holy fuck. Crime wave incoming.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>38386869We have a Northern DIplomatic city. Lets see about setting up a diplomatic place in the Progenitor Reef. Though I think Island Cyclopses and Merfolk may deserve it more personally.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38386869pray to the sun to find out what mana is
>>38386909Check on the babies to see how are they growing and why the blue baby is interested in Akalade.
>>38386954>>38386918Too much to ask for roll support?I mean its only a 1 in 100 chance to get it worse.
Rolled 56 (1d100)>>38386937Check out if we can map our solar system... or at least see if there are stars in the sky that move (planets).Actually would we or would we not understand that by now?
>>38386940Do we? I'll delete it if we do but I'm pretty sure we don't.
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>38386899Come on you dense mother fuckers get your shit together
>>38386994It won't matter. That's a devastating roll.
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>38386994support from my knowledge averages things. while you are right, support is more likely to make it better than worse, a roll of 90 will ultimately mean its below 50 in terms of success. But I'll throw you a bone.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>38386899You know what? I'm going to support this. HEAVEN OR HELL. LET'S ROCK.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>38386899WE WILL HAVE ORDER
Rolled 7 (1d20)Commune with Changelings. See if we can't get a map of the rest of the continent from them.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>38386899Well let's try to pull this out of the gutter. God dammit.
>>38387049>>38387035>>38387033>>38387019>>38387071Thank you. Maybe something horrible might not happen now.>>38387031Eh, pulling something up from devastation is better than letting it roll over our faces.
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>38386899we here for you anon
Rolled 10 (1d100)Re Rolling for an establishment of an Olympics style event to commemorate the progenitor's downfall and the birth of new gods, and to promote solidarity.
>>38387049>>38387035Wow, so somebody in cyclops society rose to the occasion.>Judge Dredd
>>38387035>>38387049Now that's more like it.
>>38386943Well let's check up on them then. See how they're doing. And Mycea too while we're at it.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>38386754Supporting.>>38386899
>>38387131I wonder if we could get a great work of art of Mycea when she was flowering. It would of course be hilarious to see her reaction.
>>38387035>>38387049Now let's hope these count.
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>38387186I want this to be our next wonder
>>38387265It'll probably still end up some kinda bad. Figures. This is something we really needed to go right.
>>38387285Wonder would be a massive magically reinforced stained glass Muriel of the entire event and story. Would be perfect for a library roof or for a temple to her.
>>38387328>>38387186>I appreciate the "strategic" cencorship... but did i really have to be THAT naked.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38386754I say we just get the lightning bolt, or if we can't, then we wait for the corals to build a tower OUT of the sea and build onto that!We don't want anything else besides that! I think that's reasonable!>>38386869establish an observatory in the mountains. MANY OBSERVATORIES! Maybe go for a full blown wonder?
First for Changling Drinking buddies.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38386869Get Mycea to tell us about the true nature of mana!
>>38387418I really don't mind just leaving it there. It's part of why this area is so good for trade.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvFYBkesqGUOP, how Jewish are the Changelings? Not to imply they aren't bros, but how money hungry are they?
>>38387466It'll be one of those "Rolling Wizard Turds into Gold" kind of things I bet.
>>38387379Does she even wear clothes?
>>38387418to be clear, rolling was for building observatories.
>Law and civil liberty's.>Roll 2/100>Complete and total Abject failure to the point of being detrimental.The attempts of the Sage's council to police and better provide legal and civic protection to people has created a small amount of tension between the general populace; especially the OLD and the YOUNG as they've never had to be "ordered" by law and they resent this turn of events as.. "lacking faith within the people."This is however been most disastrous with regards to the creation of a counter Culture: >-Cultural Development: Degeneracy>Drinking, Gambling, and Sexual liberation have always been things your people have enjoyed in respectful moderation and without any desire for excess as rich and satisfying social lives of friendship and companionship have lead to self control. The looming threat of LAW however has created resentful Degenerates: Dirty, filthy, naughty Cyclopes and Gorgons who are especially lewd and inappropriate in their actions and displays. Without going into detail; they commit weird and offensive acts- often times in public as a show of protest. >Successful Counter Roll.>Cultural Development: The Silent Majority speaks>A Number of people find the Degenerates "Hysterical": Law is not there to take away your right to drink, sodomy or for any other various lewd acts between consenting adults. Law is here to protect those who cannot protect themselves, to establish written and mutually agree'd upon regulations and practices between adults, children, and beings so people are not mistreated or taken advantage of. >+Political Invention: Domestic Laws>Domestic law is law that is followed, practiced, and unforced and agreed upon universally by Communities: It is a stature of laws that protect individual people and persons: Pedophilia, Rape, Theft, Harassment, Child-theft, and so forth. More importantly though, it guarantees mutually beneficial reconciliation between victims and perpetrators more efficiently curbing crime.
>>38387538>"Degeneracy"Did we just experience what a hippie movement for our culture would be?
>>38387538Right, we need to deal with this obviously.We probably need a few more rolls on this and let it sort itself out. We'll either go full eldar or get a basic set of rules and laws enforced.
>>38387608>>38387644I think we should leave it alone to let it peeter out. We've made our grievences known, Law is to Protect those who can't protect themselves. and we were apparently "heavy handed" at first and this led to people acting out.Best to LET them act out, and slowly calm back down. Expect it to take a generation or two. We aren't quite at 1920's or 60's levels of counter culture quite yet.
>>38387686Agreed. We got what we wanted with a little bit of backlash. We should just see how it plays out for a little while. Eventually they'll see that the laws aren't there to strip away freedoms, but to protect those freedoms for everyone more effectively.
any quick requests while waiting for stuff to happen guys? Sort of got idle hands here.Have a Fluffy Moth and Cyclops lady
>>38387538Aww, you didn't take the high supporting rolls?
>>38387850Mycea holding the babbies?
I wonder how Akalade's doing? Maybe we should bring him with us if we go to see the kids sometime?
>>38387850Draw a gorgon/cyclops family?Or one of the council of sages.I imagine they have silly hats made from palm leaves
>>38386998>>38386937>Establish an Observatory within the Mountains.>Roll 16/20, Roll 56/100>Above Average Success overall. +Akalade's assistance. +Racial BonusYou haven't checked up on Akalade, but he's become something of an iconic and relevant figure-head in a number of your Arcanists and Leading Magi circles: He's been seen doing talks and lectures within the Arcanum and has assisted greatly in the recollection and continued documenting of the Blind Sage scrolls as per commission of the Weeping Sage cult. Akalade in his time here has developed a wealth and breadth of knowledge that one could consider supernatural.He comes before the Sage's Council, respecting proper tradition and dressing to appease local tradition: Wearing a striking coral and flower hair piece, long flowing robes he's fashioned from both silk and grown materials he's cultivated himself. You make your request of him and accepts without hesitation.He demands though a number of resources, "I'll need a working team of Cyclopean Masons, Resources for the observatory, and an entourage to the structure sight- the best locations would be the Home island, The Fungal Mountain, or The Mountain range separating the plains from the Fungal woods."Akalade makes a personal last request, "I would also like my public Sexual ostrasization to be lifted- I wish to begin courting again." This wasn't 'entirely' important, but Akalade had been banned from Bathhouses, etc due to his questionable emotional health during puberty.
>>38387960I hope he learns to cope with aging mates.
>>38387960Get that man a harem.
>>38387877Can Do. >>38387960> I wish to begin courting again.Good for him.Do wonder whats caused the change of heart. >>38388145I don't think he'll be going for mortal mates.
>>38388169Ok that made me grin like a fool
>>38387960Do we need to vote to lift his ban? If so, I vote yes. If he really thinks he's ready. Hopefully he's not schemin or something.
>>38387960Let's construct the observatory on the Fungal Mountain
>>38388212Where's the fungal mountain? I can't remember. (i assume somewhere in the mainland)I dunno I think mainland has been fairly developed as is. And I'd rather we build it on the Mountain range.
>>38388237Well as long as it's not in the storm area affected by the Zyzz. I would not want to put Akelade too far away from our civ. Fungal mountain would be in the middle of gorgon/cyclops territory for him to study
>>38388169Pretty d'aww.. Thanks.>>38387960I'll vote to put the observatory on the mountain home island. It's probably safer there.
>>38388285Uh, I mean home island.
>>38387960>"I would also like my public Sexual ostrasization to be liftedSure, also apologize for our oversight of his needs due our concerns of his safety and health. It was never mean to be a long term imposition but our concern for him and the recent crises rob us of the attention need to address this.
>>38387960I vote for the Mountain range just to encourage our people to expand and settle further from the islands.
>>38387960Place it on the Home Island.and appoligize for the Sexual Ostrasization and lift it.
>>38388346Seconded. We need more landmarks in newer areas.
>>38386921>Further improve floating pots.>Roll 77/100>Success through EXTREMELY lucky roll DOUBLE 77'SThrough making minor improvements to the Floating pot: Strengthening their pipes, increasing their locomotion, speed, flying height, carrying weight, and so forth your Arcanists make an accidental discovery in terms of the physical capabilities of what exactly magical tonal resonation can do in terms of it's application on industrial or trade uses.>+Magical Technology Discovered: Bell Forge+ >The Bell Forge is something exclusive to your culture: A great iron bell is finely tuned before being engraved with with explicit and complicated ruins that are ingrained with a mix of electrum to carry magical tones more efficiently, the outside of the bell is then covered in a second layer of Iron so as to create a multi-layered echoing distortion of sound. The sound and the ringing of the bell is capable of making exciting the molecular bonds that efficiently mimic the forging process without the need for fire. >Bell Forges can essentially be hung up within a Workshop: A blacksmith may hold metal inside (using prongs of course) of it before ringing the bell it regular intervals to forge and temper the metal before it is finished traditionally.>Bell Forges produce weird and somewhat unusual weapons and tools that can have unpredictable magical properties- but their physical quality is impeccable.
>>38387942Here's a family.>>38388285>>38388308We don't get anywhere by playing it safe. But i can see the rationale. But home island already has arcanum and snake bridge. Lets space wonders out.
>>38388472Here I was thinking we almost created an Engine of some sort.
>>38388276shit i forgot the Zizz was busy kicking the shit out of the plains at the moment. crap.That would be counter productive to observatories too. having a giant feathery beast in the way.
>>38388540Actually, it'd be pretty interesting to observe what goes on on the surface of the Zizz.
>>38388478I still don't understand how they mate....
>>38388625Yeah. It's a bit of a mystery.
>>38388625Messily and lewdly
>>38388570and just like that I'm back on board. Man I feel like Henry David Thoreau. Flip flopping all over.>>38388625Incredibly carefully.Serious answer though, parthenogenesis. Think of it like the asari from mass effect. Males just provide a bit of genetic material and a sort of initiator to reproduction. >>38387911Do you think the reigning champ is named Ringo? Or Hercules? Keep in mind. I suck at drawing bugs.
>>38388145>>38388154>>38388169>>38388202>>38388212>>38388285>>38388311>>38388346>>38388375>The Observatory will be built on the Mountain Range- within the Range of Mycea's Grove. >Akalade's Public Sexual ban will be lifted.The terms are mutually agreed upon, Akalade receives permission to essentially have sex again, and they dismiss themselves from the council. They spend a few Months within the home island: drawing up drafts, finalizing plans and constructions, documenting and cataloging funds and resources- and Akalade spends a few weeks catching up with his sex life; he seems to have gotten a little rusty, but his experiences are overall positive if albeit a little sore. They travel by ship, down through the already established trade route between the islands and the mainland Jungle communities that exist beyond the mountains to shave off a few months of travel: The necessary supplies are sent on a different vessel and the Glass and Metal working are created on site before their arrival so as to save time. The entire process though will take a few years- you will not receive the results of the observatory until the next session due to the precission and necessary engineering it will take to construct it. (also we're almost done for the night)
>>38388726>experiences are overall positive if albeit a little sore>Why would he be sore, he's a guy>Remember he likes guys>Feel like a jerk for assuming he's straight
>>38388767Dat tasty cyclops schlong. Pls don't ban me
>>38388726I think eventually we should build one observatory in all 3 locations, so that we can triangulate and get more accurate observational data!
>>38388767>>38388799>implying that being straight bottom to lustful gorgon or cyclops gals wouldn't leave you sore too
>>38388802Sure. And maybe a magical orerry.
>>38388814It probably would. He is gay though. Or bi. Just like a lot of our people.
>>38388852You guys sure are paying a lot of attention to his sexuality.I'm usually of the opinion that it generally just doesn't matter.That said I think it'd make sense for him to be bi, Immortality would make any one gender boring after a while. that said wouldn't mind if he was gay.
Akalade gets a gorgon harem, right? He deserves that.
>>38388723Neither. I don't think they'd name any of the beetles.
>>38388916Just stating facts anon. He had a husband.
>>38388916Yeah I figure he's gay because of his previous mate
>>38387466>>38386979>Discern the True Origins and Nature of Mana>Commune with the Sun>Roll 16/20>Sun Roll's 9/20>The Sun "tells" you with benefit to your interests.Your people are incredibly curious about the true origins of Mana- Mana, this mysterious, golden, nourishing, and iridescent liquid that readily flows from any divine or magical sources- even the God's themselves at times. You simply MUST know the nature of it's origins and the Sage council unanimously agrees the first person they should ask is the first source of Mana they've come upon: The Sun.The Monoliths are dusted off, the old instruments are picked up, the Hymns are rehearsed and offerings are presented for safe measure; no one has had to actually ask the sun or formally commune with the being in a LONG time. They begin their hymns, the council lets forth a boisterous and loud magical and ancient chorus that is sent forth to the heavens to hopefully land upon the gaze of the great burning eye that is the sun.The sky Crackles, Golden thunder lines the heavens- clouds are cleared, the blue sky turns a soft comforting orange and a beam of golden light sends forth a response, "MANA? MANA IS LIFE. MANA IS DEATH. YOU ARE MANA, BUT BE THANKFUL YOU ARE AS WELL NOT 'TRULY' MANA.. THE RED WORLD, MY SONS. DO NOT SEEK TO ABUSE OR CONTROL THE PROCESS OF LIFE- MANA HAS A SWEETNESS THAT CAN QUICKLY BECOME A POISON WITHOUT CURE."
>>38389040inb4 we were all food for the Progenitor
>>38389040Oh fuck, we're made from tang...
>>38389040...thanks. That really clears things up.
>>38389040So you are telling me Mana is basically LCL... are we gonna have to fight Angels from the the Red Planet?
If they're gonna keep warning us it'd help if they were clearer with what they're talking about.
>>38389154I'm thinking the Red World is still... Primordial then. Like its full of demons and monsters, because that is the freshest and earliest form of life there is. We are born from the bones and flesh of gods after all. The Red World is a world COVERED from head to toe in the Great Progenitor, or creatures like him. Good to hear from Sun Dad again. Dude has been giving off the hella sweet vibes now.
>>38389040Mana is basically primordial ooze. Goodness. Does that life could gestate from it if we have enough lying around? Could we create NEW life forms?Shit this explains the origins of monsters and spirits too.
>>38389345Probably best not to fuck with it. Two gods now have told us to leave it alone.
Have we mucked about with the Ocarina of the Deep much yet?
>>38389378The gods GAVE it to us in the first place. They definitely want us to use it. Granted not for turning people into mana or turning mana into people but still. This is CERN style shit we need to concern ourselves with.
>>38389345I figured it was something like stem cells because of the regenerative properties it had
>>38387466>Get Mycea to tell us about the true nature of mana!>Roll 11/20>Roll 5/20>Mycea "tells" you with benefit to your interests.The next being you seek to Question is Mycea; you've observed Mycea "bleed" Mana and Mana was what poured from her corpse as it decomposed. She is, however, back in the land of the living now and physically doing the rounds within her Grove and Province. She does not need any great ritual or assembly or anything like that: She can be stopped and talked to by your priests, sages, or even a simple farmer as she walks her groves. Her Avatar form is immaculate and she has an un-deniable atmosphere of divinity, but her personal mannerism is one of humility and discretion. When she is addressed she neatly tucks away her gown of vegetation and sits quietly on her knees before her companion.You ask her the Mana Question, she has to think about how she's going to answer this and she spends the time holding your Sages within her lap and gently stroking their heads. It is a beautiful day: the birds and flying reptiles are singing, the sky is clear, a gently breeze washes over everyone and the world is calm and peaceful on ones face- beautifully complimented by the large fluffy colourful spores that hang upon the breeze of Mycea's domain.She finally speaks, "Mana is.. Mana is very important. Mana is a fluid that is produced by everything alive- it's a direct physical byproduct of the soul and particularly conscious or 'large' souls are capable of creating a physical liquid form you're familiar with. In the natural world this fluid is quickly consumed by all manner of living things and it's re-attributed into the system.. Though..." Her tone grows a bit distant, while she slowly raises her hand to brush the hair from her eyes, "Mana can cause a kind of "pollution" to occur if it over-saturates a world; too much Fertilization can burn a world.. Red.."
>>38389423We can probably keep using it for what we've been using it for, be he JUST said not to abuse it or try to control the process of life with it.
>>38389040I think the time has come to ask Mycea if she can muscle through the horror and tell us more about the Red World, given what the Sun has told us, and that we know OTHERS on this planet might be attempting to contact it.We need to know in general terms. She knows we don't desire power, but knowing always helps more than it hurts.>FUCK CAPTCHA! Whoever switched it to this weird ink blot shit is a dick.
>>38389509THE RED IS LIFE OVER GROWNTHE RED ROT SPREADS
>>38389509ooooh... OOOOH!Okay... I think we need to ask her to confirm something.Is over use and abuse of mana something that creates people addicted to it? Perhaps so addicted to it that they attempt to get to other worlds and make them into 'mana' farms of sorts?
>>38389524that captcha killed lizard civ yesterday, the CM couldn't get his posts past it
>>38389563I wonder if Akalade's people did something similar to Mycea and other planets.
>>38389524Yeah. We need to know more if we want to keep it from becoming a huge problem.
THE RED ROT SPREADS.CAN'T YOU HEAR YOUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS CALLING YOU?LET THE GALAXY BURN
>>38389552Balance seems to be a way of life for the cyclops.We must balance the Melancholy and Care of the Moon with the Wrath and Exuberance of the Sun. We must balance life with death.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZiYFFDGoh0Should we attempt to save the worlds infested with the Rot?
>>38389684I think first we must try to inoculate our own world to it. Let's bring harmony HERE first. Then we'll try saving other worlds.
>>38389684Maybe. Could be beyond our capabilities though. Hopefully someone can give us more details.
At any rate, with Mycea's Ominous and foreboding reference to the Red world...Lets call it a night for now.I've archived the thread, so please go vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI hope everyone had a great time and my story telling was up to the quality everyone has come to expect. I've had a very busy week, but I'm happy I could make time for you guys once again.I'll be hanging around to answer any NON-SPOILERY Questions you might have/or topics you're confused about.
>>38389732Thanks for running.
>>38389732Have we figured out what direction is yet?
>>38389664Animal Man is my favorite
>>38389732 Does Hydromancy effect Ice?
>>38389732Its okay. (thought an event was supposed to happen at the end of tonights session, that is unless finding about the Red was it.How are the god kids doing? How far have they developed like age wise. How far are they away from being proper independent demigods. I also wonder what cute antics they've been up to.
>>38389732I've been trying to find a use for those wind monoliths that we've researched and made but never used.So I've been thinking, do we have sails on our longboats? Do we have elementalism? how does a wind monolith work? Can we stick in on a boat and let it power the sails?
>>38389801Elementalism is the first kind of magic we discovered.
>>38389509Well I hope she'll help us keep an eye out for the red spreading. She'd know better than we would when it starts effecting things.
>>38389774I recently acquired the first three issues of Morrison's run just because of how hyped it is on /co/'s Multiversity threads. That said I'm not sure if Morrison's metanarrative fetish makes it 'quintessential' AnimalMan. I for one also love how it ties into things like Swamp Thing (The Green), or The Blue, or The Black, or The Gray. I think bionicle gave me a fetish for elements and heroes tied to colors like that.
>>38389771>Have we figured out what direction is yet?Vaguely.You still think South is "up" as you have no reference/it's not really important, it may as well be north.>>38389789>Does Hydromancy effect Ice?Ironically enough; not entirely. Ice making is rudimentary, but it requires knowledge of pyromancy since it's the one in charge of manipulating tempature. Ice/cold is the absense of HEAT/energy after all. MAGIC IS ACTUALLY ROOTED IN SOME LEVEL OF PHYSICS.I AM NOT GOOD AT PHYSICS, BUT IM TRYING REAL HARD SO MAGIC MAKES SENSE/ISN'T BROKEN.>>38389799>thought an event was supposed to happen at the end of tonights session, that is unless finding about the Red was it.Completely forgot since I was tired, terribly sorry.>How are the god kids doing? How far have they developed like age wise.They're around 5-6'ish. They're doing alright, but they don't have much power at this moment or divine sway, so they're keeping close to Mom.
>>38389930Are we mining silver or do we just know how?
>>38389930actually magic in this Civ is super interesting to meI mean necromancer dentists come onkinda wish we knew more about it lore-wiseI also feel the same way about the nature of gods and demigods
>>38389930What's the difference between the Fungal Crops from Mycea Grove and those from the Gorgon Empire?
>>38390048Well Mycea said she'd love to teach us more about necromancy. Maybe we should talk to her about it?
>>38389930From the merpeople entry:>both male and females possess large stretchy breasts they can inflate and deflate with air my question is: what the fuck!?
>>38390123think air bladders. Their breasts would be located over their lungs, so seems like a good place for air bladders.
What have we been learning from the blind scrolls? We've had people studying them for a while now but nothing much has come of it.
>>38390123Air bladders. Like bouyancy tanks on a submarine. Is my guess.
>>38389930What does Mycea think of are necromancy and what where doing with it?
>>38390159Cm is just really into Magical RealmBut yeah I'm guessing airbladders
>>38390179wasn't myconomancy a subset of necromancy? I think she lives off of it.catpcha: magnt. yes, I know we need to invent the compass and star maps, shut up.
>>38390025>Are we mining silver or do we just know how?You're capable of mining and processing Silver, but not on the level the Gorgon empire commits towards it. >>38390075>What's the difference between the Fungal Crops from Mycea Grove and those from the Gorgon Empire?Nothing really, they're the same species/crops- breed variety and produce rates obviously vary, but Mycea hasn't caused any new species to develop out of nowhere. Mycea's grove at one point was a source of extreme fertility and production due to the reinstated symbiotic relationships between Plant AND Fungi that had been lost in ancient times leading to the development of Fungi dominated old growth forests.These aren't present anymore on the mainland: All the jungles on our little "strip" have some immerssion of both plant and fungi that produce great diversity, produce, and natural health.>>38390123>>38390137>>38390159>>38390186They're Air Bladders: They're technically located just behind the breast, but it still creates the same effect of making the breasts appear larger by pushing them upwards and out. Merpeople dwell within a variety of depths in the ocean and need to be able to rise and lower themselves and adjust for pressure. >>38390186>Cm is just really into Magical RealmI resent that statement you dork.I think healthy increments of Magical Realm are good for you.
>>38384458Could it be that the leader of the Dinos that has been getting progressively bigger and stronger is another demi-god trying to reincarnate similar to the hydra moma and she aint to happy about it?
Next time the two actions I'm going to pump for are >Use beasts of burden to pull hover jars>expand mines and smelting/processing areas!
>>38390306We already have hover carts.
>>38390320Pulled by our giant brontosaurus dudes?
>>38390256So, we have the ability to make hot chocolate?
>>38390298She's half of the Cosmic Snake. The Hydra Mother's the other half. That's my understanding of it. Not sure why it's here in two halves rather than in the heavens though.
>>38390338I think so. Pulled by some beast of burden anyway. I think we did that 2 threads ago? Not sure.
>>38390298>Could it be that the leader of the Dinos that has been getting progressively bigger and stronger is another demi-god trying to reincarnate similar to the hydra moma and she aint to happy about it?In case you missed it, but it was revealed that, that was the Cosmic Snake. >>38385486 >>38385862She isn't really having a great time since she's more experienced with being an ethereal non-physical presence among the stars, but she had been reincarnated by her worshipers. >>38390362This Anon gets it.>>38390346>So, we have the ability to make hot chocolate?Yes. Gorgons make it.
>>38390384So is she okay with being alive? or would she rather achieve apotheosis and go away?Or does she have something to settle with Hydra Mother?
>>38390398Hoping they can become two separate individuals
>>38390384We also have the crop to make hot chocolate?
>>38390418I'm not so sure it's a good thing. It looks like they're about to go to war with each other with their progeny as cannon fodder.
>>38387496>OP, how Jewish are the Changelings? Not to imply they aren't bros, but how money hungry are they?I should have answered this a WHILE ago, but I'll answer this as well.The Changelings are.. 'mildly' jewish, but they don't let Money define and shape their lives. They understand Money and Commerce as a source of non-violent power and stability; they once controlled the world through Mercantilism. This isn't speaking on a SPECIES level, but on a cultural level: Most individual Changelings aren't explicitly jewy and are perfectly fine living their lives without worshiping shekels and numerous varying cultures and sub-cultures have sprouted up and developed from the fall of their civilization.I've mentioned it in passing previously, but the plains neighboring house at least 4-5 Cultures/clans of Changelings with varying cultures: Nomads, Herders, Farmers, Merchants, and a few Maritime communities.
>>38390398>So is she okay with being alive? or would she rather achieve apotheosis and go away?She's okay with it, but she isn't "comfortable". She finds physically existing uncomfortable and mildly disgusting: eating, going to the bathroom, shedding skin, etc.. it's all very disgusting and uncomfortable to an Astral being of the stars.>does she have something to settle with Hydra Mother?She does indeed- it will become more explicit as she figures out what she's going to do. She will most likely try and stop reincarnating once her goal is completed. >>38390441>We also have the crop to make hot chocolate?Yes. You currently use it as a spice- there's a lot of things you haven't taken advantage of food wise. I understand how food would be overlooked, but Food can be a pretty important thing to research/develop, Anons.
>>38390570I'll keep that in mind for next session. Sunday Session?
>>38390446And they don't seem too eager to "rejoin" Hydra Mother wants to stay on the earth, and Cosmic Snake wants to reign from the heavens. Both want top dollar as Head of The Gorgon Pantheon. So its unlikely they'll want to "recombine" as a spiritual entity since they both want different things. Hydra Mother wants to Live, Cosmic Snake doesn't.
>>38390570It's hard to revisit the details when there are so many big things happening.
>>38390620I'd like it if they rejoined though. The Cosmic Snake was a lot easier to deal with and we wouldn't have these god-queens walking the Earth. Guess we'll have to wait and see though.
>>38390633>It's hard to revisit the details when there are so many big things happening.You have my sympathy; it can be pretty difficult on my end when seemingly simple actions can have numerous overarching effects.
>>38390650>I'd like it if they rejoined though.Same here. But I'm not sure they would.Hydra Mother has had the first chance to be "her own person" in eons. I doubt she'd want to subsume her "identity" to someone else, especially considering that's what the elves almost did.
>>38390570Even Snu snu?
>>38390686Speaking of "little details" this has bugged me for a little while... But shook off the feeling mostly because it would be awkward. ... Have cyclopses managed to screw anything else besides gorgons and other cyclopses?we've had casual contact with Southern Cyclopses and growing contact with Merfolk and Changlings.Its just seems like... saying "SEX UP THAT RACE" is a little bit of a weird action to take/order to give to cyclopses, and should and probably is something that would occur naturally. I dunno... maybe I'm over thinking this and/or being too bashful.
>>38390730Good question. I wonder just how compatable we are with all the other races.
Have the dragons shwon any signs of having higher intelligence?
>>38390771Frankly Merfolk seem a little more... Compatible than most others... Since unlike the gorgons, they seem to have sexual dimorphism (breasts on everyone asides), and are of the same "flesh" as us, the flesh of the great progenitor. I guess same could apply to changlings but they're very shy about taking off their clothes, so I'm kind of assuming they're clay versions of meatwad.
>>38390730>... Have cyclopses managed to screw anything else besides gorgons and other cyclopses?>>38390771>Good question. I wonder just how compatable we are with all the other races.>MyceaThe act has been done with Mycea and will most likely continue to be available: She genuinely like your people and has no issue with sending out doubles/shoots to lonely people. She's not ashamed of a little affection.>Hydra Mother/OrochidinaObviously and Explicitly. It's entirely her thing. >Southern Cyclopes.Yes, Lots, frequently- there's no distinction: Southerners are just as good.>MerfolkNot 'yet'- this one may be inevitable due to your two species comfort level with one another, but currently no one is comfortable beyond heavy petting and platonic signs of affection. >Changelings.Ironically enough you'd be the most sexually compatible beyond your own species with Changelings since they can shapeshift and they have very few bones: Do not be surprised if these leads to rampant and predictable and economic developments as soon as lewd applications are discovered.Changelings used to be a quite prominent species; their shape shifting has never been seen as "unique", so expect shenanigans as you slowly introduce perspective.
>>38390930Huh, I guess that makes sense. Changlings can "choose" to look like cyclopses... and... work the same way. I guess I assumed they would reproduce through binary fission or something weird like that. >>38390872oh hell i'm totally drawing this. I mean I've drawn it once already but i forgot this scene.
>>38391008>. Changlings can "choose" to look like cyclopses... and... work the same way.Half correct.They can't change how their innards work and they can't make themselves bigger or smaller than they actually are.Changelings are a kind of Mollusc/Cephalopod, they just stretch, switch, and reorganize things. You'll understand the limitations and extensions of their natural abilities once we start interacting with the more.
>>38391063It'll be interesting to see what kind of kids come out of that.
>>38391063Okay. I just want some wacky Cyclops and Changling antics sometime. I can just imagine some point in the future, when television and leisure tech is invented the kind of wacky things that will happen in Cynfield, or some goofy roommate comedy.Speaking of history and technology. Where do you say we're at? In terms of technological/historical development.
>>38391164damnit i giggled
>>38391164>Speaking of history and technology. Where do you say we're at? In terms of technological/historical development.Classical Antiquity. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Classical_antiquityWe'll most likely be on this level for a while- it's a pretty good stage of development that allows for lots advancement and steady growth.
>>38391063So are we talking T1000 style shape shifting? or something else? I'll be honest I've been picturing their shapeshifting in that style, especially since they've shapeshifted their arms as "blades" before Or at least I think they did.>>38391192Thanks. It was quick and silly, but quick and silly moments are what I live for.
>>38391272I am worried about our eventual "dark ages" assuming those ever come, or unless thats what just happened. I mean those times were pretty damn impressive, but (at least in human timeline) something bad happens and sort of knocks society down a notch for a while.
>>38390384To be honest I had only read as far as the post i quoted when I asked about the dino leader so im prety happy i thought of the demi-god being their leader. I had actualy thought of it being the serpent but always thought of it as a guy and thought it could have been a third obscure gorgon god. I had only asked incase nobody thought of it and the thread hadnt ended yet.
>>38391303Nothing says we have to develop along the usual lines though. Especially with such a magically adept civ.
>>38391303>>38391272That brings another thing to mind, how will we deal with (and I know it might be coming soon) Lost technologies or lost knowledge? I mean It will happen eventually, as its happened in our world. The temple of zeus was one of the seven wonders, and its just a pile of rocks in greece. half of chicago burnt down in the 1800's and ushered in the age of the skyscraper. what do you think we should worry about, when it comes to these kind of Cultural losses. Or is that spoilery?
>>38391303Too be fair, the Dark Ages really only struck Europe because they had no idea how to hygiene like holy shit. From what I've learned most of the world like the Chinese, Middle Eastern region, and aztecs all had it going great
>>38391282>I'll be honest I've been picturing their shapeshifting in that style, especially since they've shapeshifted their arms as "blades" before Or at least I think they did.Naw man, they had blades.Clay is more of a correct comparison: They're moldable, shapeable, but they can't change what they physically, etc.. They Keep cloaks to hide their "default comfortable forms" in the presense of others, but they still wear clothes, have tools, weapons, etc.. We'll reach a point where you'll get to see their homes: They're pretty neat. A people who can shapeshift at a whim- Makes neat architecture. >>38391303>>38391330That's correct: we could theoretically never have a "dark age".>>38391340Archaeology, Anon.Things have fallen out of practice and nothing lasts forever: We used to live in caves. Now we don't. Etc..As time moves on and as Civilization advances we'll slowly succeed the past and build over it create memories to unearth for future generations.We're still a ways though from "satisfying" archaeology though.
>>38391345>>38391330Yeah I know. I look at the Dark Ages as a "Can Happen" rather than a "Will Happen". Other cultures developed pretty much continuously, others died and rebooted and changed, whether or not we're the former or the latter when we get to the time when cathode ray tubes burn bright and we harness atomic fire and sail into the sky is all up to us.
>>38391393Does the nice mushrom lady demigod know the lightning bolt, and what remains of it, make mana and hade done so for a very very long time and we have peope that can make it from noting whenever they want. Should we tell her if she doesn't?
>>38391393>We're still a ways though from "satisfying" archaeology though.That may be true for cyclopses, and our civ, but the Gorgons? The Changlings? they've got a LOT of old crap for us to uncover.Now I'm just imagining some crazy expedition into the plains just to dig up some ancient Changling wonder. Or deeper into the Snowclops lands to see if there's something wonderful there.
>>38391469What if the plains used to be much higher up and rockier mountains that they all lived on untill the Zizz came along and blew all that away and cut down the mountains so there is noting to archeology.
>>38391467I think she knows but just forgot maybe? Or trusts us to be responsible with it. Our mana priests are one of the big reasons she didn't die when we first met.
>>38391497but doesnt the meen w have a technicaly limitless suply of mana, doesnt that eventualy lead to over saturation and doesnt that BURN THE WORLD RED?
>>38391467>>38391497>>38391519No, no- She's aware; you're not nearly at a point where you can produce enough Mana to cause any kind of a global threat, let alone even a LOCAL threat.You have to get REALLY crazy or something outlandishly horrible has to happen to cause Mana pollution: Mana flow is natural and even the Microbe in the very AIR consume it feverishly. You're no where near a point where you have to worry about Mana pollution: You'd be able to see it coming a mile away.
>>38391519Mayhe, but probably only if we go full retard. Which...isn't outside the realm of possibilities.
>>38391467>>38391530Basically that's why mana dissipates, something is always eating it up, be it us, animals, or microbes in the air. The Pollution happens when production outpaces all reasonable consumption. Hell thats even how regular pollution works (in a way).
>>38391536>>38391530Ah. Nevermind what I said then. But still, there are enough people that just want to through open the gates to the red world just to see what happens that we might have to deal with it sooner. The big red button calls.
>>38391530Alright cool, so we just need to keep a "don't wory about it but leave it alone" atatude towards mana and we can be happy and focus on how were suposed to bang the merpeople.
>>38391565>The Pollution happens when production outpaces all reasonable consumption. Hell thats even how regular pollution works (in a way).Bingo, baby. Couldn't have said it better myself.>Mycea Pic.WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWW. Nigga, that's fucking Kawaii.
>>38391568-RING RING--RING RING-The red phone calls. What do you do?
>>38391590Gee I'm glad you like it noble op. I hope I've done her justice. (i rolled with a big ol' mushroom cap on her head after all... So i dunno fi that's accurate). Is she still divinely naked at the moment Or has she settled back into her "space ship" robes?
>>38391658Wrong Number I think.
>>38391694The red phone replies "̢͂I̴͂͐̒̕҉s̃̆ͨͦ̀ͥͩ ̽̑t̷ͣ̉̎ͮͪ́h̸̴̢͛̈͋͊i̴̴̎̂͐́͒ͬͩͣ̚sͫ̊̇̐͊̃͜͞͝ ̶̡͑̀ͫ̅̈́̆̄͞tͥ͐҉͏h̄ͩ͂̐͗҉̴è̶ͥ́̚ ̵̑̇̽ͪ̍͋Ǩ̶r̷ͪ̃͠u͋̂͂ͣͮ͠sͥͨ͆͋̕҉t̴̉ͪͣ͏y̨ͤ̌ͥͩ͡K̴̛͛̅̅r̨ͯa͊̓́̄̓̓҉̢̡b̡̈̔̂ͪ̂͜͝?̏ͧͫͭ̔"̵̃ͤ͑̀͋͑̚
So Red World is essentially a cancerverse from mana pollution.Could we reestablish and repurpose demonology to 1: find a solution to mana pollution before it becomes a problem and 2: 'curing' cancerworlds, or at least keeping them from encroaching onto ours.Also, how does Mycea feels about those spirits that look like her?
>>38391717https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5JIQDxmiFOsWait for the beep man.
>>38391751We might have to figure out a form of "Anti-Mana" if we want to cure things.It may involve studying death/necromancy more, maybe some combination of necromancy and eldritch studies. But mana IS the source of all life. So Anti Mana would be as dangerous to us as it is to the red world and mana pollution.
>>38391751I's rather not go it alone. We don't know what were dealing with really. The demigods do. Ideally I think we'd consult heavily with them before deciding to do anything proactive.
>>38391782Red world is fucked bro, leave it alone, theres nothing to save.
>>38391852I know its fucked bro. Its fucked beyond repair.The thing is our world virgin territory. Yet to be fucked. I'd rather we have protection. Or a treatment if we get something when our world is fucked. This metaphor is GOING NOWHERE.
>>38391944All that entandre.
>>38392028Alternate Island Cyclopean version.With more freckles.
>>38392088That text has a face. :-O
>>38392028>>38392088Absolutely perfect- to the last detail.
>>38392148Thanks. I'm actually mucking about with a new "version" of the Island Cyclopean letters. Mostly for Dramatic Effect.Maybe we should work on a "Printing Press" sometime.
>>38392343not much point without mass-produced paper.
>>38392590We still don't have paper? Even after the Changlings giving us "books". thats crazy. and here I was working on big ol' BLOCK LETTER for nothing.
>>38392698that came out way too tiny. My bad. I'll have to make it bigger some time.
>>38392698we have paper. we've even had bamboo paper for thousands of years. I just don't think we have enough of it, since it isn't mass-produced.besides, we don't have cogs and gears either. pretty sure we need those for a press.
>>38392741Really? I swore we got some simple machines down pat. Like Pullies and levers and stuff, also lenses. I mean we're a race thats developed flying pottery, before we developed the gear?Man Magic has sort of fucked us up in the basic engineering department. That said there is more than one way of "printing" things. I believed the Mesopotamians had a cuneiform "printing press" in the form of round cylindrical blocs with writing inscribed on them, that were then rolled on clay.
>>38392741we MUST have the simple machines by this time... at the very least levers and wedges and such. those are the most basic.
we do have pulleys and cranes I think. we never developed our architectural skills to its potential though, sadly.
>>38392857we're at height of roman empire levels of architecture (domes, arches, mega structures, maybe concrete but i can't remember). I mean after that "in terms of advancement" is pretty much steel frame construction and curtain walls.
>>38392877no concrete. certainly not Roman concrete, not without moving to that volcanic island,I remember arches, but I'm pretty sure domes and mega structures aren't a thing, unless you count very big standing stones.
>>38392915The Arcanum is practically a mega structure though. a big enclosed city/magical education building.
>>38392915Domes are a thing, its been discussed
>>38392915>>38393067roman domes are tiny. takes renessance level mastery of mathematics and physics before you can make domes like on the vatican today.
>>38392877>I mean after that "in terms of advancement" is pretty much steel frame construction and curtain walls.>not knowing of Renaissance architecture advancements>not knowing of Gothic architecture advancements>not knowing about the fucktons of things besides mott and bailey, curtain wall and keep, construction from the middle ages.Bro, do you even build?