Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38382261/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: a few new animals.*Times have changed: The Progenitor is no more, the merpeople build their kingdoms and country, the dragons have returned, and as you'll soon find out even the Zizz has made it's leave. The world is fresh, it is fertile and vivid- New opportunities abound and it is within your chance to take advantage of them.>+/- Political Development: The Coral City.>The Merpeople as well as a splinter-faction of Cyclopes from the South and even your own civilization have joined together to form and build a large, floating, commercial maritime city. Supported upon the bones of the Progenitor and built within the Coral itself; it has become quite the city-state in it's own right and has become a major hub for trade between your own civilization, the south, and the neighboring mer-people communities. The city is "amphibious" in that it has both dry and wet districts that serve and provide numerous purposes, housing, and businesses. (post 2 incoming, please be patient.)
>+/- Ecological Development: The Spring of Zizz>He has parted the sky open like curtains and flown back up into his realm that lays beyond the clouds and the winds he has created in his wake have brought back all the rain he had denied the plains for years. You can scarcely recognized the plains anymore: Rain, nearly regular and constant rain that nourishes and hydrates the parched and lightning struck land. The rain washes away the turmoil created by the Zizz and in almost an act of apology or compensation it fills the land with a green and healthy hue not seen for hundreds of years. Animals are currently thriving, the ant people's have been culled to a managable level by flooding, the changelings are flourishing, and that warm, dry, unbearable breeze brought by the Zizz has been replaced by a damp, fresh, and earthy scented one. >+/- Economic Development: Dragon Hunting.>The Southern Continent has a Dragon problem; They have 7(14 adult dragons) breeding pairs of Frost Dragons and although that might not sound like much they annually produce over 8400 eggs a year and almost like clock work flood the skies, fern forests, grasslands, and shores with flocks of Whelpings. Most of them are of course eaten by predators, but a handful every few decades reach Adolescents and every hundred or so years reach Adulthood. The south has created a small economic boom from the hunting and processing of Dragons, they are an excellent source of many commodities: Meat, Hide, Bone, and Reagents. >+Personal Development: Your Observatory is complete, Akalade is your guide to the Stars.>Akalade in prompt fashion has completed your Observatory; it is located in the hills neighboring the mining city just north of the province of Mycea's grove. The Observatory is unto itself a small town of Astronomers and needs to be fed and supplied by the nearby villages and communities; making it's upkeep quite expensive, but it has the potential to offer a wealth of knowledge.
>>38542590>>38542606Aaalrighty.That's it.You guys can go ahead and roll for Actions/Ideas: D20 Actions, D100 Ideas.>>38542610>You're early!Yep!
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38542659Further improve relations between the Cyclops and the Merpeople, and if possible, welcome them into the fold.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>38542606Advanced carpentry!Also woo im glad your early.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>38542606Attempt to domesticate our own breeding pair of dragons. We must study them intensely.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>38542606>>38542721Seconding Advanced carpentry.We need to build better boats so we can circumnavigate the globe, or at least the continent.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38542606Oh and lets try building observation outposts for mega fauna. e.g. dragons, sea beasts, mammoths etc.The more we learn about the most dangerous beasts around us the safer we will be.
>>38542606Hi OP, excited as always. Just a quick question, there was a trade route established between the main islands and the plains settlement last game, shouldn't that be up on the map?
Idea: Research advanced monoliths for future projects (like ice and greater wind monoliths).I'd like to find a way to melt away some of the ice for the snow civ and start a greater colonization of their continent, not to mention this could pave the way for better ice making and air conditioning for climate control.
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>38542946forgot my roll
Rolled 13 (1d20)question Mycea on the nature of gods and demigods. in a polite manner,I want to know more about the kids, and our creators.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>38543163in character, do we still not know about the giant cyclops bones under our home?
>>38542785>Develop more Advanced Carpentry>Roll 86/100>High End SuccessYou've been capable of building boats and rafts since the dawn of time: fishing vessels and even longboats and canoes that are strong and capable enough to weather the ancient storms and waves to get you to the Southern Continent and it's Icy Shores... You've been slacking though in contemporary times with your advancements in water craft as of late, but that is about to change:Purchasing designs from the South and improving and innovating upon them using the unique physical qualities of FUNGAL WOOD. Fungal wood is hollow on the inside layered upon rubbery structures that allow Fungi to grow beyond any feasible normal expectations. It also makes exquisite material for boats as it allows them to be made BIGGER and BETTER. >+"True" Ships invented+>True Ships are not dinky little two layered Boats with a deck and a bit of storage space; True ships have three floors to them which can provide room for bunks, storage, and oars/paddle rooms. These vessels are also so large they can comfortable be armed with weapons: Spear heads (to deter sea monsters, etc.) and even Ballistie.. if you had them. True Ships typically have Two to Three Sails and make a humongous difference in terms of trade; one big ship vs sending many small ships.>+More Furniture Commodities Invented+>Chairs, Bowls, Spoons, Mugs, etc.. A handful of perfectly mundane goods and commodities also get created as a by product; they're not a breakthrough invention or anything like that, but they make life more comfortable and with proper technique and coatings Fungal wood do make excellent dishes and bowls- a welcome and inexpensive change from CLAY.
>>38543218It was back when the weeping sage summoned a ghostly arm to calm the zizz.
Rolled 94 (1d100)better instruments
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>38542758I can support that.
>>38542711>Further improve relations between the Cyclops and the Merpeople, and if possible, welcome them into the fold.>Roll 11/20>Lucky Roll 11. Interesting Results. The Merpeople are a quiet race; they can't speak, they communicate through telekinesis and even then it can be difficult to "truly" understand them as the technique involves piecing together thoughts and memories to visually communicate new ideas and concepts within ones mind.. which can be subjective and uncomfortable, so naturally diplomacy is slow. Hand gestures though and the introduction of a written language have been slow but successful; some merpeople can actually READ Cyclopean, so it's a start.Sufficed to say though, Merpeople remain more comfortable with your Maritime and Fishing communities: They freely trade goods with one another, they spend an awful lot of time together working, and sporting teams have begun to sprout up within communities to play something resembling beach volleyball.... This has however lead to some important and interesting developments:>+Volleyball Invented>Volleyball is a lot like "Soccer" but instead of using your feet you use your hands, head, or tail-fin in the case of the merpeople and is usually played with both parties immersed in about waist-height water and two large rocks built to represent the "court". Volleyball is unheard of inland, but it's popularity is steadily rising in maritime communities and has dramatically increased the amicable relationship of the Merpeople and the Cyclopes species. >+New Crop: Kelp+>Kelp is a long, green, wavy, plant that grows on the outskirts of reefs upon rocks; the Merpeople find it disgusting and only consume it as a famine food- typically only growing it so consumed fish may lay their eggs in it. YOUR people however find it absolutely delicious. The Merpeople have noticed this though and they've patiently spent time teaching and instructing your people how to cultivate and grow their own Kelp.
>>38543214Should be a good stepping stone for future technology, basic/medium complexity mechanisms needed this. which should boost building, sailing and allow us to build things like massive doors that open on hydrolics.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>38543294Supporting
Rolled 35 (1d100)Develop dragon defenses
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>38542758Imagines flying mounts one day....I can support this!
I think we may want to hold our Demigods a birthday festival at some point. That'd be a good festival ''The Twilight of the Progenitor'' or ''The Birthing of the Gods'' or somesuch
>>38543740Is it you? The one guy who also wanted riding animals in the second thread?
>>38543772I thought we did make a holiday for that? We might have only talked about it though. I can't remember.
>>38543772I suggest we call it "The Second birth"Since its also the day Mycea came back and our people were born again from disaster.
>>38543772All i can think about with the strange one-eyed demigod is Sweet P
>>38543798different anon, I've always like the idea though
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>38543740
>>38543867Likewise to you.
>>38542797>Further Develop hunting and observation techniques of GigaFauna and MegaFauna.>Roll 10/20>Minimal Success, +Foreign Guides, +Guerilla Tactics.All across this great world there are numerous and diverse beasts of varying size, danger, and delicious'ness: Carnotaurs with Blood tinted and Scarred hides roam the dusty plains, Humongous white furred Frost Dragons bring shadows in the skies of the southern continent, and the mighty Therasaur with it's disarmingly silly waddle roam your very own Jungles... Why, even YOUR own people could be considered a vicious and terrifying beast if they didn't know any better.The Plains though are by far the worst offender in terms of creatures you've never seen before or would prefer NOT to deal with on a regular basis if you can help it; the mountain range you operate your mining town and observatory in ALONE is home to an indigenous species of Wyvern that into itself is enough of a handful.>+Cultural Invention: Hunter's Tower Sentry>A blind is a camouflage little hut that resides on game trails so that Hunters may stalk and wait patiently for game to arrive.. A Hunter's Tower Sentry though is a large, Sentry tower that is manned by at least 2 people to keep an Eye out for Wyverns, Dinosaurs, and other creatures that either disregard civilization or are not afraid of raiding it.
>>38542902>Just a quick question, there was a trade route established between the main islands and the plains settlement last game, shouldn't that be up on the map?Fixed. Thanks for reminding me.You guys can go ahead and roll for new Actions/Ideas.After this next "turn" I'll be rolling for an Event.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>38544068Create new and improved musical instruments. Maybe some could even incorporate magic?
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38544068Develop new fighting techniques. Like wrestling, and the beginning of karate etc.
Rolled 42 (1d100)>>38544068supporting these:>>38543294>>38542758
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>38544096If a 1d100 required instead.
Rolled 7 (1d20)Action- approach the Orthodox and Fungal Manticore tribes with offers of EMPLOYEMENT The Orthodox tribeswoman can be guides and guards in places of extreme danger, while the Fungal should be hired as doctors, teachers and midwives Try as often as possible to mix both groups together and with other Gorgon people, hopefully this will help break the Orthodox manticores reliance on robbing people for stuff Assign HEROES OF DIPLOMACY to this
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>38544068Domestication of the dragons and megafauna>>38543867>>38543740>>38543413>>38542758
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>38544068Idea: Let improve our alchemy and glassware
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>38544145forgot dice.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38543994Action: Let's try to build Ice monoliths and develop ice magic.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>38544068Supporting>>38544147
>>38544093>>38543651>>38543294Improved instruments support
>>38544131Holy shit! Support.
>>38544093Why don't we just take this roll instead:>>38543294>Create new and improved musical instruments.>Roll 94/100>Complete Success +Foreign Influences.Instruments as you can imagine play a humongous and extremely important role within your people's culture: History is analog through song and The elements and vary nature of reality is naughty by the eternal and endless composition of a symphony of endless souls in tandem. Currently though, your musical instruments have been quite limited- one does not simply "invent" new instruments in your society; each one is as sacred as the last and development can be slow, but through outside influences you've come to accept some new ones and invent your own.>+Gorgon Instrument: Shamisen>The Shamisen is a STRING instrument, this is unheard of in your culture, but is something more common place within Gorgon Society. The Shamisen is an instrument more common within the Manticore tribe and originally invented by the Gorgon empire through Elven inspiration; it has a delightful and enticing "twanging" sound to it as is extremely iconic within Rural gorgon culture. Made out of firm jungle wood with the strings tide and down either by hydra sinew or fungal 'leather'. It is inexpensive to produce and a welcome addition to your culture- it's popularity has exploded in popularity within Mycea's grove due to Country Cyclopean Folk having their Manticore Tribe wives strum them sweet folk songs during cool spring evenings.>+New Instrument: Zither Invented+>The Zither is a string instrument inspired by the Gorgon Shamisen. The Zither is LARGE and square shaped, resembling a cross between a harp and a guitar (if you had either of those, that is). The Zither is special in that it can be strung with METAL strings- specifically designed and crafted by Cyclopean Artisans to twine and produce only the most pleasing sounds. The Zither is expensive and usually only played during special occasions.
>>38544573Oh, and one more:>+Merperson Instrument: Ocarina>The Ocarina was at one point an underwater musical instrument, which in it's own subversive way sounds obvious, but is difficult to wrap your surface dwelling head around. The Ocarina as you know it is a wind instrument originally introduced to your culture by the merpeople hundreds of years ago as a somewhat ominous artifact; you've managed to finally replicate it though. The Ocarina produces a sad and nostalgic tune- one that reminds your people of an ancient time when life wasn't so complicated, when beings were content to simply "be", when ancient evils were placated by the primitive innocents of humanoids, and when the ocean didn't bring constant change, turmoil, or drama- but only the comforting brushing sound of waves on sand.>+Cultural Innovation: Orchestra>The Orchestra is something that ties into your cultures practice of dramatizations and plays; Orchestras are finally possible now due to the diverse and explicit diversity present in the variety of musical instrument you now possess: Drums, Flutes, Bells, Ocarinas, Digirdoos, Shamisens, Zithers, etc.. You have the makings of some of the finest musical theaters this side of the continent. >+Dramatic Cultural and Economic Boon+
>>38544573>"Vary nature of reality is naughty"Ara~ara?
>>38544790>>38544573>vary nature of reality is naughty Technically it is, but that was an accident either way.I'm just going to leave it though since I can't remember what I was 'actually' going to put there.Naughty nature.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>Expand the mountain mines and set up metal processing and smelters for our various materials. Let's get silver being made in our own lands rather than by the Empire.Also. The following is unrelated to the roll.>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.>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.>We use sauropods with hover-pots to make better, more bulky, long term transport across our land based trade networks.>We expand our mines in the mountains.>We expand our farming of Mycea's Domain to turn it into a turbo-bread-basket.>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.>Recover the Sun God's Thunderbolt from the Great Progenitor's Corpse>Find a way to return Akalade to the moon with Mycea's seed.>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.
>>38544784> OrchestraFinally! We have all that we require to make develop the Opera!
>>38544972FUCK YES!Get this Anon a round of drinks! He just earned it."Inventing Opera"added to the master list. >>38544952
>>38544952 Fixing relations between the empire and dinosaur tribe, and by extension the hydra mother and the cosmic serpent, should be our Priority at the momentthose two seem set on war if we don't intervene
>>38544994Now we can actually use opera to simulate hymms in RL
If music = magic, what will the opera equivilent of a spell be like?An act of creation? Reality warping?
>>38544952Last point is not fully accurate, the great progenitor interacted with the elves as well. We dont know how, but since the Zizz fought him off away from the changelings i am more willing to bet its an elven god.
>>38544952>Ask Myceawe need to do this concerning a lot of things. how do we properly use mana? how do we properly use the golden bolt? can we into necromancy? what is the 3rd demigod? what is a demigod? how do we prevent the coming of the Red World? can we really trust our deities?
>>38544972>>38544994We already have some understanding of acoustics back when we develop the theatre right?
>>38545070Speaking of which WE STILL NEED TO FIND OUT WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED TO THOSE ELVESLet's ask Askelade and Mycea
>>38545045>>38545102>>38545070>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.>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.>We use sauropods with hover-pots to make better, more bulky, long term transport across our land based trade networks.>We expand our mines in the mountains.>We expand our farming of Mycea's Domain to turn it into a turbo-bread-basket.>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.>Recover the Sun God's Thunderbolt from the Great Progenitor's Corpse>Find a way to return Akalade to the moon with Mycea's seed.>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. Or is it related to the Elves?>>Proper use of mana>>proper use of the thunderbolt>>to improve our necromancy>>What is a demigod>>How do we protect ourselves from the Red World (tell her what we were told, and if we can possibly work to 'innoculate' this world against it.>>Why does she feel we cannot trust our Deities? The Moon, Sun, and Stars have been nothing if not gracious to us.>>What happened to the Elves? (also ask Askelade)>Work to implement Opera into Hymns to create more diverse and controllable effects.>Work to repair relations between the Dinosaur Tribe and Gorgon Empire. Perhaps repair relations between the Cosmic Serpent and the Hydra Mother?
>>38544952>>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.We've been talking about this for the past dozen threads, I don't think we can make it happen. We've already asked all the gods about it, and they pretty ubiquitously put the notion down. I don't know why exactly, but it would seem that our creators simply do not or cannot alter the reproductive mechanisms of our respective species. I think it just might be impossible to combine to existent species into one.
>>38545215>>Why does she feel we cannot trust our Deities?When did she say this? I don't remember it.
>>38545230not true, hydra mother could do it. Its probably just finicky and something we would need to pray for.
>>38545230Actually I'm pretty sure the cosmic snake could have a long time ago but we didn't get a good roll for it.
>>38545230We've never ROLLED On it. in all those threads.We asked about making true hybrids before. IT went badly.Actually you know what? FUCK IT.We get to talk to people for free withOUT rolling on it. So I'm going to make a post about this and end this fucking train of thought. One way or another.>>38545275First time we had the massive Q&A Session.
>>38544784>Free Talking Action. No Roll>Ask Mycea, Cosmic Snake, and Hydra-Mother, each SEPARATELY about the possibility of making it so that Gorgon Eggs can be made to hatch into more than just more gorgons, but also hatch to become children of any 'father's' species.
>>38545311I remember her saying that our concerns may not be the same or share the same level of importance that we give them, but I don't remember her saying not to trust them.
It's amazing how little lore we know, considering all our achievements.Not sure if this is our fault or if CM is deliberately keeping it that way.Either way, I think Mycea owes us this knowledge, and I'd be willing to pressure her as much as we need.>>38545230The Sun doesn't like the idea of us altering the form he provided us with. That and our horrorterror ancestry are the two main reasons we've been reluctant to take that step.Also, I think we have more important things to attend to, as noted above.
>>38545215>>>Why does she feel we cannot trust our Deities? The Moon, Sun, and Stars have been nothing if not gracious to us.changing this to:">>What did she mean about our deities not having the same priorities as us? Surely they must have our best interests at heart? If not on the individual level, then as whole culture?"
>>38545280I'm fairly certain she was pretty ambiguous at best about it, and she certainly made it sound as if that would go right in the face of the established order of things.
>>38545349>Cosmic Snake and Orochidina>separated, but CS wants to reunite>the latter is known to trade in favors>she is also known to alter reproductive systems
>>38544131>>38544109>Domestication of the dragons and megafauna>Roll 92/100>Success, +ChangelingsThe great beasts that walk the earth and soar through the skies have always been something your people have either casually avoided or have had their taming efforts been mired by constant failure.The Changelings however sympathize: They have circumvented and traveled the entire super continent in the bloom and glory of their own Empires age and have come to know many diverse, terrifying, amazing, and beautiful creatures. Their.. techniques and proccesses though for taming such creatures is something of a point of Controversy. The Traveling Circus that has been frequenting The Province of Mycea's grove hosts a true wonder; a trained and performing Giga-Mammoth, the beast is so large it is actually used to carry most of the circus as a beast of burden. When it is not used for manual labor though, it displays amazing performances and wondrous feats that display the breadth and dimension of it's strength, size, and majesty.. But it's performance leaves a bitter taste in the mouths of your people: The Creature is kept chained, the tusks have been docked and filed down, it shows visible signs of whipping and physical abuse around it's legs and around the eyes and rear-end. The Changeling Ring master is questioned on his techniques, "We distract the parents using pit traps, fire, and riders on horse back before we rope and steal away the Calves, now, the calves are obviously quite large and spirited- so we have to train them through the use of whips, irons, and chains or else they simply refuse to listen to us. We've tried breeding them obviously, but such magnificent creatures can live for hundreds of years and naturally breed slowly. The entire process is quite expensive and time consuming, but we find the end results are worth it." The Changelings slithers and extends a wiggling mass that turns into a hand and arm so he may tip his hat.
>>38545423Course it would, what other two species could interbreed to produce more of both?It would be unique.
>>38545439I have great regret for rolling that 92
Could we possibly look into ways that would allow the Merpeople to walk on land comfortably, or "swim" through the air?
>>38545439fffFFFFFFFFFFFFUCK no. we're better than that. I say we take the more difficult but less dickish path of the druid. learn to magically communicate with animals. integrate them into our culture peacefully.
>>38545512we need to find a way to automate the floating pots so that they can have water filled pots that hover around for them.
>>38545439>>38545508We can just look into making a hymm of communication between us and our domestic beasts. Something simple and natural and pure. We don't need to emulate this style, i think native American style animal respect and mutual growth would be better.Pair up young cyclops and young beasts to bond.
>>38545439>>38545527Agreed.I think the circuses are going to find a cold shoulder from us from now on.Those that obviously take more peaceful approaches to taming and training animals we're more than happy to let in... the rest will be quietly and politely turned away.
>>38545532we do have better instruments and ships. I predict the advent of airships within the next 3 threads.
>>38545560>Pair up young cyclops and young beasts to bonderagon is taht you
>>38545215>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.>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.>We use sauropods with hover-pots to make better, more bulky, long term transport across our land based trade networks.>We expand our mines in the mountains.>We expand our farming of Mycea's Domain to turn it into a turbo-bread-basket.>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.>Recover the Sun God's Thunderbolt from the Great Progenitor's Corpse>Find a way to return Akalade to the moon with Mycea's seed.>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. Or is it related to the Elves?>>Proper use of mana>>proper use of the thunderbolt>>to improve our necromancy>>What is a demigod>>How do we protect ourselves from the Red World (tell her what we were told, and if we can possibly work to 'innoculate' this world against it.>>What did she mean about our deities not having the same priorities as us? Surely they must have our best interests at heart? If not on the individual level, then as whole culture?>>What happened to the Elves? (also ask Askelade)>Work to implement Opera into Hymns to create more diverse and controllable effects.>Work to repair relations between the Dinosaur Tribe and Gorgon Empire. Perhaps repair relations between the Cosmic Serpent and the Hydra Mother?>cont.
>>38545632>Automate the processes that allow floating pots to float about without needing somebody constantly singing into their pipes.I think we need to make a publicly accessible pastebin for people to write shit into?
>>38545632Can you please stop spamming this?
>>38545632We get it. Stop please.
>>38545680sorry, been trying to keep the list up to date, I'm just going to make a paste bin for later.
>>38544122>Further Develop Martial Arts and other Unarmed Practices.>Roll 80/100>Success, +Manticore InfluenceThe Manticore Tribe's culture is quite explicitly and graphically "bat shit crazy" by your own people standards: They are ruled by a queen whom will only be replaced once she is assassinated and if she dies of natural causes then their entire nation enters into a brawl of blood, carnage, treachery and mayhem to decide a victor.... and your people have had the Honor of experience this a few times and have always thought to themselves, "There has to be a better way." >+Cultural Development: Combat Sports invented: Wrestling, Boxing, >Combat Sports are sports that pit two combatants against one another in a non-lethal situation for glory, entertainment, and rowdy fun: Wrestling is currently the most popular one as it can be translated over to cross-species matches; it being PARTICULARLY exciting to watch entire teams of Gorgons attempt to wrestle a single Cyclopean Athlete into submission. Boxing however is still respected on a species-specific circus: Gorgons fight gorgons, Cyclopes fight Gorgons- but either way, the two sports have exploded in popularity seemingly over night and all across your great civilization public combat sport matches are taking place in public squares with gambling, drink, in-between entertainment and after parties usually held at Public baths for Athletes and attendants a like to wind down and relax from such exciting events.
>>38545793Fisticuffs!Now we need sumo wrestling based off the Beetle Wrestling
I love the idea of any two people in our society, regardless of species getting into a boxing match and then afterwards regardless of who won going to a bath house and getting drunk and hanging out with each other.Cyclops are so chill, the only heavy-duty crimes that we react violently to are murder and pedophilia....is rape even a thing?
>>38545908probably, pedophilia is usually a kind of rape anyway.
>>38545908If it is a thing then probably one of the few examples of public lynching, I can't imagine any crime being seen as more heinous, since the ONLY way you're going to want to rape somebody given how free with love Cyclops are as a rule, is if you're getting off on the helplessness and victimization you're causing.
Hey guys have we invented printing press or chinese/japanese style wood block printing? I only ask cause I was developing a new Type Face/letters for Island Cyclopean. based off of carving into wood. Its Bold and Brash, and suits red. A typeface that'd make Sun God Proud.
>>38545908Probably. But it's bound to be a lot less common among the cyclops given there very liberal attitudes toward sex and generally peaceful nature.
>>38545971no, but I think we're advanced enough to try now.
>>38545908Cyclops aren't violent almost as a rule, I assume that we look like the Trap cyclops OP likes posting for the majority of our life and then only go athletic but kinda feminine muscles or tits after 40 or so.If rape is a thing, it's the same reason as murder, which means there is something wrong with that person and they are promptly shown that while Cyclops are peaceful, angry ones are no joking matter and why no sane civilization would want to fight them.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38545793>>38545971Invent the printing press (block wood or movable type, whichever we can get going).
>>38546042wait for roll call or it will not be counted.Soon as he posts the first item its waiting time.
>>38546030I still am waiting for us to run into some species that actually gets our entire species angry enough to go manticore on them.That's going to be a REALLY bad day, for everyone involved.
>>38546019Awesome. There's a couple more advancements in art I've been working on in my own time too.Such as a retouched "Gorgon Numeral" system.
>>38545908>react violentlyactually, pedophilia is only punished by being ostracized and denied sex.>>38545892if we're including everything, we might as well include figuring out what's up with the moon-touched, and why meteoric iron is so creepy.
>>38546086Its kinda already happened.The Parrats. But that said a lot of the parrat murdering was done by our then Recent Gorgon immigrants.
>>38546086They have to be way worse than the Manticore tribe for that.And even still, the Cyclops as a whole will cry as they fight and mourn for months on end at the very idea of having to kill someone.and everyone that knows the Island Cyclops as a people will utterly and completely hate the people responsible.
>>38546122Parrat return when?
>>38546121I thought it was also punished by a public walloping?
>>38546121recent changes to law changed this. As such, now pedophiles get face tattoo'd as a shame punishment, and as a warning to others about them. Course i could need to relook at the law results from last time.
>>38546090pretty cool, but 0 and 1 look a bit too similar if you account for handwriting and stuff.
>>38546090These are both sweet!
>>38546170Yeah I think so too. I'm thinking zero should be at least as wide as the symbol for 10 to get the difference across. Since it also ideally means the "start" of decimal points.
>>38546183Should I rearrange these between"Conversation Goals""Action Goals"and "Idea Goals"?Since those are the 4 kinds of action we can take?
Did a quick doodle of the kids after actually reading the Bestiary.Found out they even got names and personalities now.Foliatom, Anthochipilli, and Zetosceadefinitely want to draw them hanging more.
>>38546276sorry, "Prayer" goals as well.
>>38546276That sounds like a really god idea
>>38546266The number ''Omenom'' Look at it, then read the name.
>>38546304Here's another one from when I assumed Foliatom/Bluebaby was gonna be the grumpy one instead of Zetoscea.
So, did anyone notice that yellow hair stopped being a thing for our people?Also that we ARE still androgenous as fuck even after we develop tits and muscles?>All our people have Freckles and soft facesSo cute.
Rolled 94 (1d100)> Try to improve food palate using the new huge Changling Bazaar
>>38546334Anthochipilli looks so adorable
>>38546351Not really, that's a southern cyclops thing isn't it? As such its not recorded for our civ.
>>38546334Zetoscea needs to spend more time with her people, maybe we can help out
>>38545971That's absolutely fucking gorgeous and I love it.But, (un)Fortunately it's time for an Event!!!>Event Roll 57/100>Neither beneficial or disadvantageous. >Akalade has Confiscated the Observatory: He is using it as his own personal Study.It might have seemed predictable or maybe this is catching the Sage council by complete surprise, but Akalade has "confiscated" the Observatory. He did not do this through force or anything like that; he simply isn't answering to the outside world and has been politely turning away any attendance or admission from outsiders. The Observatory is not just some "telescope on a hill"- the observatory operates on the level of a small town and is fed with food and supplies by the neighboring communities on the mountain and within the neighboring province of Mycea's grove. Akalade has staffed his observatory with many Moon-touched Cyclopes, Two-headed Cyclopes, as well as numerous other perfectly normal Cyclopes whom assist him with his mysteries and obscure work; which he seems to have feverishly begun as soon as his Bell-mana Forge arrived and a copy of the weeping Sages texts. Akalade has also invested and further made personal upgrades to the Observatory including: A spherical glass-shaped "dome" construction that is called a "green house" that was made using both magic and technical skill to his own specifications and houses an air-tight controlled environment containing numerous plants and fungi. A large, rotating, hanging, public sculpture of sorts..? It is made out of Metal and seems to support many hanging orbs of various size on rings that freely rotate and spin.. some sort of Magical construction? Numerous constructions and renovations have been made within as well, but are not within the public eye to see. Akalade also seems to be trading and accepting the passage of Changeling Merchants- some of which are all together quite sketchy- as they bring forth and unload carts of mysterious origin and content.
>>38545439I forgot that circuses aren't as fun as old movies make em out to be. Sorta makes me sad.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>also maybe try to redirect the lewdness/degeneracy of the younger cyclopse/gorgons into useful things such as inventing or philosophy? not trying to change lewd to prude
>>38546451No way. Let them fuck as much as they want.
>>38546401Oh shit akalade, what are you doing. Doing things secretively just makes us wanna stop you or mess things up.I hope its nothing ... too awful.
>>38544068You really need to put West on that.... Unless we're in the literal western most part of the world?
>>38546401Hope it doesn't have anything to do with producing lots of mana.
well that's not good.I mean, probably not BAD either, but we could ask him to at least release any findings he has.But he's a cool dude. I'm sure he has his reasons.Also, updated and organized list.http://pastebin.com/CMkiZaxV
I, personally, think we should just tell Akalade that we trust him and are fine with this, but that we want him to be careful.
>>38546508Also we should ask him to keep us updated on this stuff. Maybe he can show us how to make Green houses- I bet the southerners would love those
>>38546469hmm..ok. I guess I'm just being nervous it'll desolve into crazy Red World sex cults
>>38546503what I'm worried about is him calling his friends.I mean we still gave him the pod as reward for lending us his starship.I'm a little worried he's either trying to make a new starship, or call his friends either to say "Hey come on down here its fine" or "Hey I'm being au natural, and its awesome and you guys suck" about it.
>>38546401We should tell him that this place isn't meant for him alone. It's to help all those with an interest to better understand the heavens and he should be sharing his discoveries with us rather than locking them away.
>>38546528we could reverse-engineer it without bothering him. our architects are fairly competent IIRC.
I think it's kinda cute how are people by and far enjoy fighting, but hate hurting people.
>>38546574adding to the list btw.But I'm on board with just letting him do stuff.>>38546598The way I think it works is Cyclops pretty much embody the morality of "Is everyone enjoying themselves? Yes? Is anybody going to be permanently harmed by this? No? Not ruining anybody else's good time right? Good! Have fun."
>>38546598Fighting is a form of physical motion turned towards a purpose- it doesn't have to be purely to inflict harm. The same force that can break bones can also be used to turn aside blows
>>38546401At any rate: This is an Event, so if you want to you may interact/commit some Action rolls towards it.Simply talking to a character does not require a roll, but they'll obviously tell you what they want to tell you, etc.. Akalade probably doesn't have any Malicious intent, but that's no garauntee the little Elf of the moon won't accidentally do something bad.Roll for Actions/Ideas.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38546653Have Alchemy be a more widely accepted and totally not sketch practice.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>38546653Paper! We still don't have it and bamboo isn't good for working on a printing press.
>>38546653Tell him that this place isn't meant for him alone. It's to help all those with an interest to better understand the heavens and he should be sharing his discoveries with us rather than locking them away.This alright? Anyone have any objections to it?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38546653Ask Akalade why he and his helpers are segregating themselves from the rest of society? Remind him that people are always better working together, and that while we trust him and want to help him, he needs to start trusting us too.
>>38546631next thing to do with the list would be to add priorities. some things are fairly urgent, like the Cosmic Snake deal, which may lead to war without our intervention.>>38546653ask Akelade to be more open with us. he's our bro. we got him covered. so tell us what you're trying to achieve here, bro. maybe we can help.
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>38546653Let's look into lightning a bit more. Like putting a metal rod on top of a hill during a storm, and doing the same with one of our metal enchanted flutes.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38546653See if we can communicate with either him, or any of his lab assistants, as to whats going on. People are bound to know whats on the up and up, and i have a sinking suspicion its something to do with the moon. I'd like to know what he's doing before we commit any actual action to intervening or helping.
>>38546653Let's ask him what's up.Free action. But persistent until he lets us in to answer. Or one of his assistants does.We aren't going to interupt anything, let's just hear what he has to say.
>>38546653Introduce non-lethal combat to the manticores, suggest that instead of murder their new leaders can be chosen through our own newly formed sparring to prove their martial prowress
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>38546653reverse engineer that lovely roof to see if it has any other applications! Such as green houses!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38546653Diplomatic intervention in the gorgon dispute. Try to ease tensions.
>>38546688Well there are other things that are good for printing.Did you know one of the oldest means of printing was invented by the Mesopotamians? Big ol cylinders rolling on clay to reproduce tablets and cool mythic scenes.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38546734Forgot dice
>>38546738You just created Pod People
>>38546738Gu-guys... I think I might have broken the roof...
>>38546713>>38546708>>38546703>>38546702these anons have the right ideamaybe he'll even share his knowledge with us and we'll be able to build greenhou->>38546738nevermind, we am play gods.
>>38546668I thought it was fairly well accepted by now?
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>38546738Rolling support to try at least not break it.
>>38546745I think we just started the war too...
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>38546792suggest better ideas instead. HURRY while there's still time.(we've invented glass right? at least assuming we did since Akalade made a green house)Lets make stained glass. that shit could be fun and maybe introduce new dyes and stuff.
>>38546793It's slowly growing in popularity, but it's considered a dangerous and "sketchy" trade. According to the Pastebin.
>>38546856Pastebin is in date?
>>38546856Frankly if we mess around with alchemy more we might be able to do things like Carbonation.Interesting fact, carbonation was discovered after some guy left some water and rats up above a vat that was fermenting beer. The gasses escaping from the beer barrels killed the rats and fizzled the water. We can have fizzy drinks before their time if we play this right.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>38546851Idea: Create inlets and channels so the Merpeople can access inland places more easily
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38546653The plains is a little more hospitable now right? I say we send a team of heroes and some Changelings on an adventure and see if we can't rediscover and recolonize some ancient changeling city. Maybe even bond with our gooshy brothers and sisters in ways that doesn't involve torturing animals.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38546921I think that would be an action not an idea?Either way, rolling it.
>>38546921That might be a neat idea. Might even give Merfolk Demigod more ways to play on land.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>38546738Rolling to mitigate the errors.
>>38546653expand the mountain mining colonies, increase output and set up metal and mineral refineries so we can begin producing our own silver and more advanced metals without help from the Empire.Set it up with the help of the alchemists.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38546987>>38546653forgot roll.
>>38546978you know, a demigod who looks like a merfolk just might be what they need to fill that power vacuum of theirs.
>>38546876If your asking if it's up to date then yeah it is OP updates it before each thread. http://pastebin.com/iahm4JSj
>>38547012goddamn. I am NOT rolling well tonight. What the fuck.
>>38546688You know what would be awesome if we could make a printing press?Playing cards.I only say that because I was sort of working on some "graphics" for some and spitballing ideas.(Suits being Sun, Moon, Stars, World/Eye)
>>38547035Wow those look amazing! Could we use playing cards and other things to aid diviniation? I'm not sure since technically speaking it's not singing but there must be other physical ways of influencing the world magically
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>38546653Algebra!
>>38547035Fortune telling cards + spiritualism/shamanism = fun times.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38547035rolling for the GM awarding us for the awesome work you keep doing. not that us other anons actually did anything to earn it, mind you.
>Printing Techniques>Roll 75/100>Happy roll: 75. +Long time running, +Strong Written Culture.Bamboo Scrolls and Clay Tablets are the norm in terms of written text and documented written word; the process can be long, but people essentially just write in ink with hand or they inscribe something in soft clay- The irony though is that your people have been inscribing and carving glyphs and messages into metal for hundreds, possibly even a thousand years and no one has made the leap to just dip it in ink and use it to print words.>+Ink Printing Technique Invented: Metal Print, ink. Metal Print, burn.>Extremely popular texts are documented and etched in Metal; these metal pages are ingrained and forged with grooves so that they can be filled with ink and then applied to Bamboo Scrolls and Textiles. Variations on these prints can also be made for BURNING text into bamboo scrolls- it's cheaper, but produces a less quality good. These can also be made into TILES or STAMPS that can be used to make customized texts and panels for printing.>+Dramatic Increase in literacy and information.>Printing techniques allow things such as farmers almanacs, text books, sheet music, bestiarys and journals to be easily produced en masse. This has lead to MANY more public assemblies, schools, and budding institutions to be better equipped to document and teach more standardized and realiable information as you understand it.>+Cultural Innovation: Public postings. >Due to your Cultures societal value on public access and sharing of information; one of the first things someone made once they got a complete collection of printing stamps was a Newspaper. Newspapers started out as a kind of "cult" activity where businesses and cults would produce fliers to send to their customers and members, but the practice has fallen within the hands of the Sage council and they now post on a bi-weekly basis important news and updates at public forums for those who have missed it.
>>38547069>>38547082>>38547156Thanks friends. Still trying to think of nice simple shapes to include, and general symbols to use. (Green card with the vaguely omega ish shape is meant to be the progenitor but i dunno if that comes across). What are some other shapes/symbols that would suit a card basically?
>>38547196Does this mean Cyclops and Gorgon Journalists?
>>38547207the Serpent and the Zizz.
>>38547207Serpent, Zizz, Moth, and ManticoreAlso, Red World or Parrat for the Joker
>>38547207The stars, the moon and the sun.Mycea, hydra mother, serpent and the zizz.Life, death and the cycle. >>38547336Considering we have little in common with normal cards, these are probably going to be a unique game unto themselves as opposed to poker/playing cards.
>>38547207The SunThe Blind SageThe MoonThe StarsThe MyceaThe Hydra MotherThe The Cosmic SnakeThe Red WorldThe ElfThe ChangelingThe AlchemistThe NecromancerThe DruidThe WorldThose are some tarot major arcana for you.For Minor Arcana I suggestThe SpearThe BellThe EyeThe Serpent
>>38547336def parrat Joker or wild cardSerpent, Zizz, Moth, Dinosaur, Mushroom, Hydra, Lizard, Elephant
>>38547378The Primordial for Major Arcana
>>38547378Also the First Gorgon.The one who was sold to us.
>>38547268More dreams of the future. I do wonder what a spider clops would be... or a Parratman. >>38547378>>38547365>>38547336>>38547306>>38547411>>38547401>>38547383Thanks for the input guys. I'll try and work on some now. (Gonna try and keep the 2-3 color for now.)
>>38547411agreedSo Full Major Arcana:The SunThe MoonThe StarsThe Blind SageThe First GorgonThe MyceaThe Hydra-MotherThe Cosmic SnakeThe ElfThe ChangelingThe ParratThe AlchemistThe NecromancerThe DruidThe ArcanistThe Red WorldThe SeaThe Great ProgenitorThe ZizzMinor ArcanaEyesSerpentsMushroomsReefsNumbered 1-10, then Farmers, Hunters, Sages.
>>38547464>>38547447So Minor Arcana would be Ace of Eyes10 of SerpentsFarmer of MushroomsHunter of ReefsSage of Eyes
>>38547479Instead of "ace," which sounds competitive, we have "child."
>>38547464Missing some things for a full tarot set.The SunThe MoonThe StarsThe Blind SageThe First GorgonThe MyceaThe Hydra-MotherThe Cosmic SnakeThe ElfThe ChangelingThe ParratThe AlchemistThe NecromancerThe DruidThe ArcanistThe Red WorldThe SeaThe Great ProgenitorThe ZizzThe Trio (depicting our three new demi gods)The ArcanumThe Great Serpent BridgeSuits areEyes, Serpents, Mushrooms, ReefsChild2-10FarmerHunterSageGodThat gives us a complete tarot.22 Major Arcana4 suits of 14 cards each.
>>38547540>GodPotentially rename to "Star" or "Constellation"
>>38547447>2-3 colors>would allow for silkscreens to be utilizedhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screen_printingwe totally have the technology.>>38547540>>38547464we have 200 posts already, you're making the thread bloat with long posts, and trying to restrict the artist's creativity. it's his tarot cards; he just asked for ideas.let's stop now.
>>38547540other things we can use for major arcana at our discretion:The DinosaurThe ManticoreThe Thunderbolt (but perhaps that's just commonly depicted as part of The Sun Card")Any other ideas?
>>38546702>>38546708>Investigate and open up towards Akalade's private project.>Roll 18/20>Akalade counter roll 4/20>Cyclopes Win. +Racial bonusThe Cyclopes assisting with Akalade's mission are not exactly.. "discreet"? They trust Akalade and he is of course their friend and they would never betray him and they would never betray their own people, so this creates a complicated personal situation. Most of the information you pick up is naturally from the Workers and Assistance when they go out of town for a drink or to keep up appearances back at home; keen and enthusiastic on talking great lengths on their important garden work, how much their learning about the heavens and the stars- Akalade is quite keen on mapping and studying them. You find out that large Structure outside is in fact a mechanical -accurate- mobile diagram of your Solar system which mirrors and maps the movements of the celestial bodies. >>38546738>reverse engineer that lovely roof to see if it has any other applications! Such as green houses!>Roll 1/100Well that's not good.Bad times incoming.
>>38547645evil glass blown spirits am I right?
>>38547540>>38547554>>38547593Pointing this out. If you go with "God" rather than Constellation, you can have>The Cosmic Snake and Hydra Mother on the God of Snakes minor arcana card.>The SUn on the God of Eyes card>Mycea on the God of Mushrooms card>Great Progenitor on the God of Reefs CardThat frees up 4 major arcana for the things in >>38547588And we can put "The Merfolk" into there to.
>>38547645tHe rED wORLd caLLS!
>>38547833Aren't Merfolk Reefs, or at least going to be Merfolk and fisherman themed??Is there any notable Merfolk individual we could put on a card?
Man, I know that the Manticore Gorgons see us as agents of life and growth, a beautiful people to represent the half of the cycle they do not, and the Dinosaurs see us as a beautiful and strong but very peaceful people that should not be trifled with, but I wonder how the "Average" Gorgon over the centuries / millennia has come to see us, back from the first slaves, to the immigrants, to the modern "Average" non-native gorgon thinks of us.
>Akalade's Roll 89/100>Akalade manages to miraculously save himself.It all happens rather quickly: A handful of your Craftsmen and Sages just wanted to find out how Akalade had made the glass, but they were to bashful or embarassed to simply ask Akalade how he had done it and none of the Workers themselves understood the exact process. Akalade had held their hand during the construction and took advantage of a complex process of expanding and heating Glass in real time with the use of both magic and technical skill; the end result was a hexagonal styled dome of incredibly durable and resistant glass.One of your Sages though tries to wiggle off a tile from the green house ceiling.Akalade however is inside; quietly dusting off his hands on his Apron while waving over to the Sage, "Oh, hello! I've been mean- Wait, what are you do-"Akalade is cut off.Both figuratively and literally.The Sage accidentally contracts the Glass Tile and it falls loose from the ceiling and it falls down; Akalade manages to notice, but unfortunately not in time.Akalade is cut in half: his upper body does a brief spin before the upper half falls on it's back and his lower half simply slumps over where it stood."O-oh no" Is the last thing he says before he immediately succumbs to shock. You are not the lone witnesses though: Several Changelings had been carting off some gardening supplies and they immediately drop everything to respond. They throw off their robes and reveal their featureless chalk-white bodies and stark black ringed eyes: Their bodies melt and jump forth like water to immediately mold and wrap around Akalade's two halves. They shape and recombine themselves into the missing halves; Akalade's body slumped over unconscious on his Changeling legs. The Changeling fused to Akalade's lower half shouts, "MEDICINE. NOW. FIX. QUICK. THIS UNCOMFORTABLE." You have 1 turn to try and Save Akalade before the Changelings are unable to support him and he dies.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38547896I'd imagine Merfolk would be depicted directly on the child, farmer, hunter, and god/constelation cards of the Reefs.Cyclops obviously for Eyes. Gorgons for Serpents, Mycea and the flora and fauna who live in her Forest for Mushrooms.If there was a major Mermish figure I could think of, I'd have suggested them for the full list.Ah well.>>38547974FUCK!NECROMANCER IN HERE NOW! RIGHT THE FUCK NOW!
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38547974Save Akaldade via mana bath+stitching his halfs together.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38547974BATHE HIM IN MANA AND CONNECT THE HALVES
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38548043supporting. Bring in Necromancers and Mycea Sprout to assist as well if at all possible.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38547974CALL IN EVERY SINGLE HEALER WE HAVE
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38547974Who's close by? We need to bring healers as fast as possible, time is of the essence here.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38547974Bring our best healing mage and Mycea along with some mana and try to heal him.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38547974FIXITFIXITFIXITSUPPORT THIS MAN>>38548043Save Akaldade via mana bath+stitching his halfs together.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38547974Mana. Necromancy. Pray.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38547974HEAL HIM WITH MANA AND MAMA MYCEA
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38547974>>38547993This. But we should bring Mycea. She's the best necromancer around.
>>38547974 Hey guys I made those suits of cards you wanted and OH GOD WHAT DID YOU PEOPLE DO!?
>>38548205Those look really cool. I'm totally digging the style you're using for cyclopean writing and stuff
We have life mages too right? We should get some of them to help too.
>>38548205I love the symbols and colors! Very well done. What did you think about the listed cards (child, 2-10, farmer, hunter, sage, god/constellation) and the major arcana list?Also we made a mistake... but we're not fucking up our rolls after so it's all good I hope...I hope Akalade can still have kids after this D:
I have a question.Do we even have armor researched beyond leather?
>>38548247Necromancers are life mages pretty much. Druids would work too I think?
>>38548266why would we? we're 12 foot tall benders.
>>38548288No I mean the biomancers. I know we researched 2 kinds of healing magic. One was an offshoot of batanomancy.
>>38548325oh that's right... I'd forgotten about that. Hasn't that basically been wrapped into both Necromancy and Druidry though?>>38548288Not yet, no reason we couldn't. Want me to add it to the list of 'to do's'?
>>38547974Maybe this would be a good time to ask the Red World for advice.
>>38548262Thanks. The symbols I'm constructing out of bits and pieces from an existing typeface, the Cyclopean letters themselves are 100% orginal. And yeah I'm noticing that too, I'm abstaining from rolling specifically because i don't wanna fuck it up. I sorta hope he doesn't hate us after this. Or become pic related.
>>38548365Nope. Now would be a good time to ask Mycea for help.
>>38548311Because the idea of a Highly-Culturally developed Plate armor wearing cyclops entices me.I, personally, see them as a cross between these guys and the Giant Sentinels from the first game.
>>38548311Steel / Plate armor with other metal etchings could be abso-lutely-wonderful for our dudes though.
>>38548365There's always one of you...
>>38548365no. go away, foul temptress.>>38548370he could totally actually become that, if you replace steampunk with biotech.we should really look into some biotech, if only for the prosthetics.
>>38548399Hate to abuse this especially 2 sessions in a row? but should we Pray? or is this NOT a world threatening disaster?
>Save Akalade>Roll 16/20>Above Average Success.Everyone single Cyclopes immediately drops whatever is they were doing and a small crowd of them in unison: Scoop of Akalade as gently as possible and proceed to rush her over to Mycea's Grove to directly hand her off to Mycea and what little Mana flow remains in the province. It is a trip that would normally take a few days, but due to the emergency and expediency of this issue you managed to find Mycea as she's met you in the middle of your Journey and has come out of her way to help.She had literally jogged over in her Giantess form, "Oh no, oh no, oh god- what have you children done. Oh my goodness, oh this is bad- this is very bad." She stutters a little and gets down onto her knees. "Okay, okay, I can fix this- I can fix this; I'll fuse her back- Him, I'll fuse him back together and we'll give him a nice long Mana dip and he should be fine." Mycea lets out a long sigh, rolls her shoulders, and spreads her palms open. "Okay, Changelings- let him go."The Changelings quickly wiggle off and mold back into humanoid forms; spitting up blood and being handed blankets while everyone else watches Mycea do her work.The Two halves immediately start pouring their "contents", but Mycea is quick to work her magic: living, bending, vegetation and fungal growth sprout and germinate from her hands to act as bonding, stitching, and slowly pulling the two halves of Akalade together. Sealing wounds, rejoining organs, closing up the cuts and creating a near perfect fusion of the two pieces. "Alrighty- That was super important; wouldn't want the two halves growing into two Akalades, would you?" She gives a Nervous laugh before wiping off her brow."Okay, bath time."
>>38548414I actually like this idea.Though I AM having a hard time trying to picture a fully-enclosed helmet for a cyclops.
>>38548522>It can be halberd, a Bell / Shakujo-type thing, or a hammer with the shield being something like a gong.Musical Weapons, fuck yeah.
>>38548414>>38548445>>38548522This has so much support from me. Adding this to the list of things to do.We're going to get plate armor etched with the stories of all the people who wore it. Because that would be fucking awesome.
>>38548521>two halves growing into two Akalades... do elves reproduce by Binary fission? shit that would explain a lot.
>regiment of Bardadinscolor me intrigued.
>>38548592I'm actually surprised we don't have Shakujos yet.Seems kinda perfect for us, to be completely honest.Hell, the reason the staff was made like this was so whenever the rings hit each other and made sound, it scared off the insects on the ground so the monk / priest didn't step on them and prematurely end their life.
>>38548522I pictured Cyclopses would develop a pith style helmet instead.
>>38548659Why did no one tell this to me before?This is redciulously appropriate for us.
>>38548521>Alrighty- That was super important; wouldn't want the two halves growing into two Akalades, would you?I dunno, Akalade does get lonely...
>>38548671That's dumb.It's either going to be like this,
I'll fuse her back- Him, I'll fuse him back togetherHmm? Is it just because he's girly looking?
>>38547974>I only managed to get one post in at the start before leaving for work>Hoping the entire time that cool stuff gets done and progress gets made>I get back and find out you've cut our only elf in half
>>38548754Or hell, we can use magic and alloys to make one-way see through ultra-hard materials so we can have EVA helmets for our Cyclops armor, like the Dragon Acolyte set from DS2.
...is OP kill?
Oh hey 4chan is working again. Thanks for letting me know. >>38548820
Mycea holding now carefully holding Akalade in one hand; grows and draws a fungal handled knife from her open palm which she uses to cut open her palm and pour down bleeding, glowing, fresh, brightly luminescent mana from the open wound and down onto Akalade's unconscious little body. She's careful to cup her hand so that the Mana actively pools and Akalade is immersed within it; His body convulsing, veins and muscle visibly flexing through the skin as he wriths and squirms in discomfort and pain. Mycea coo's and shooshes, "No, no, no, Come on little Akalade- you need to let it in there." The Mana bubbles up and the wound starts to fizz and steam from it cleaning itself and reverting back to the "default" Akalade's dna had prescribed. A Few Weeks of intense bed-side care Akalade finally wakes up in his Bed within his Observatory surrounded by very Guilty looking Cyclopes and a small Mycea shoot. Everyone feels super awkward and responsible, but in reality Akalade is mostly just groggy and his intestines are finally working properly so he has wicked terrible gas and really just wants everyone to leave so he can stop embarrassing himself. He's fed some decent food and allowed to go to the bathroom by himself. All he really asks is when he can get back to his work.
>>38548843The internet sure picked a good time to shit the bed.
>>38548850Cyclops ranching Mammoths...on an Asteroid.
>>38548853Ask him what his work entails.
>>38548853no no, shh, you need to restjust tell us what needs to be donewe won't break your stuffprrobably
>>38548521So plan is this.When he wakes up, we apologize profusely, claiming we just didn't want to interupt whatever was keeping him so busy that he couldn't be distracted by outside interactions. We had no idea it was going to end so badly or so dangerously!
>>38548853Whew. Crisis averted.
Alrighty, looks like we're back.>>385488434chan went down you dingus. >>38548644>... do elves reproduce by Binary fission? shit that would explain a lot.No. If Akalade had just been dunked into a Mana bath without sowing or fusing his two halves together he would have regenerate into two seperate twins/clones of himself because Mana doesn't discriminate and the pieces were large and whole enough to do so. His recovery also would have been much longer as producing two seperate bodies from one -even with mana- would put an enormous amount of physical stress on his body and leave both his "twins" in an atrophied state for months 'till he was re-nourished. Anyway, back to business: >>38548853
>>38549023waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaait a moment.You're telling me we can cut people in half, dump them into mana baths, and get CLONES?
>>38548975Really this was all the fault of one guy. A sage, but still one guy. Make him Apologize for cutting him in half.
>>38549069Sure. Even though the Sun warned us not to fuck around with the stuff too much.
>>38549023Can Akalade reproduce with anyone on our world?>elf babies when?
>>38548853>>38549023You guys can go ahead and start rolling for Actions/Ideas again.I'll be hanging around and wait a bit for people to file in and normality returns. Now might be a good time to talk to Akalade since he'll be stuck in bed for a few a turn or two and rolling against him will be RIDICULOUSLY easy.
>>38549164yeah, well, he also doesn't want us having adorable meducyclops babbies, so fuck him.
>>38549224ask him where the elves went, and whyask him what he's doing with that observatoryask him about moon stones and why it turns us blueask him if he needs blowjobs
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38548853Ask him to tell us what he's doing with the observatory.
Rolled 18 (1d100)Research Plate ArmorBecause >>38548414>>38548445>>38548522>>38548821>>38548850Hath swayed me, it would look fucking cool, probably help our Paladinbards / with Rituals, and we are probably going to need it anyway.Besides, Knights are fucking cool, giant Knights even more so.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>38549224Begin formalizing a scientific method for use in research and progress. The concept of empirical evidence, documented findings, control groups, etc.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38549224Build canals and rivers for the Merfolk and trade barges. Bonus of irrigation as well
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>38549291Supporting.Also for the Shakujo, those staffs fit us to a T.
>>38549224Tell Akalade we're sorry for what happened and that we hope he forgive us for that.
>>38549293If we already have a scientific method, then use the roll for improving it further.
>>38549224>>38549267I'll second all but the last one. Do we need to roll?
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38549224Improve our glassware and alchemy, maybe ask Akalade some questions on it.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38549224First I want to ask him what he's doing at the observatory, he seemed pretty eager to talk to us before we chopped him in half.Otherwise I wanna reroll for heroes embarking with changlings on an expedition into the Zizz Spring Plains. Get our people to bond ya dig?
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>38549224Supporting this.>>38549293
>>38549291>>38549293>>38549296>>38549317why would you not take this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to actually get some answers in this questwe need to understand the world more you guys
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>38549224Formalise a world religion based on what we know of the gods and celestial bodies, and spread it to all cultures
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38549023Expand the mining towns and bring in alchemists to set up refineries. Lets's start producing our own silver for example
>>38549385Because research and actions are separate?
>>38549385Questions are already being asked. Actions are available too
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>38549291Supporting, but expanded it to researching the use of metal to make armor in general. I'd like to have chainmail.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>38549397Opposing. I'd prefer to keep things pantheistic.
>>38542590Is that Ebola chan
>>38549351Lets Invent Sunglasses
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38549355Supporting quizzing our elvish friend about his work.
>>38549493I thought we didn't need to roll to talk?
>>38549492that's pretty cool
>>38549492What really sells it is the tiny sunglasses on all the snakes.
>Grill Akalade with Questions while he recovers in bed.>Roll 17/20>Needed higher than 5.>Fantastic roll>ask him where the elves went, and why"We've sent Elves down here before in the past, but it's always been a little too dangerous and expensive. I can't say for certain anything about the Elves you're referring to, but we did lose contact with a particularly LARGE group a few thousand years back. It's what motivated more modern and single-man missions like my own." He just sort of shrugs. "I wasn't lying when I said I was from the moon." >ask him what he's doing with that observatory"I thought you wanted me to be in charge of the observatory? Was that not the intention? I suppose I got a "little" carried away, but I was eventually going to show you the accumulation of my work." Akalade wiggles his arms out of his blankets and points over to his window to the Green house. "I had been cultivating an assortment of sophisticated equipment to further my work beyond the limitations of currently available technology." >ask him about moon stones and why it turns us blue"I'm not completely sure to be honest, you said this was a byproduct of direct exposure to Moon rock? I highly doubt that: Moon Rock is just rock; there's nothing special about it." Akalade slowly starts piecing things together, "Though- I suppose if a large number of Elves did land here in ancient times they most likely caused some manner of magical pollution through irresponsible practices.. I could see the 'moon-touched' effect being a product or response to direct exposure from worldly arcane radiation.. Their DNA probably changed in real time as a defense mechanism since Magic has a tendancy to accentuate growth and development; making it genetic, ecetera.... Fungi are quite responsive to "foreign" magics as well since they seek to distribute and alleviate pollutants and radiation." Akalade rambles on a bit more before taking a nap.
>>38549873Oh we did want him in charge... But cutting off contact like that made us a little curious and then worried about disturbing him (we thought something big was going down)
>>38549873Their rock isn't magical to them because they live on it...But its magical to us because we don't.I'd think the same thing that happened to akalade from being exposed to here, would happen to us if we were exposed to his world.
Was messing around with the tarot cards. found that working on the size and simpicity as earlier was a little restrictive. so ... what do you think of "Two Color" style? Should names be on these cards? or simply numerals?
>>38550026The names look really good on this one
>>38549873Is our economy at such a state where we can start another mega project?I'd like to start pumping more funding into Akalade's observatory, but if you anon's got any other ideas?
>>38549293>Begin formalizing a scientific method for use in research and progress. The concept of empirical evidence, documented findings, control groups, etc.>Roll 85/100>Success, however; limited by your current grasp and measure of reality.While Akalade is in bed resting his little Elf body; your people take a moment to go over his work, his technology, his notes, and his various creations and logs.What is interesting is that Akalade has genuinely been writing most of his Schematics, plans, and documents in Cyclopean- even though it is not his native tongue, he finds the language's unique structure and written aspects to be very intuitive when documenting and easily recording information- more so than his own.His logs introduce the concept of the Scientific method and empirical evidence which is a method that seeks to separate magical forces from 'reality' in order to establish a genuine and unaltered medium of existence that can be accurately measured, documented, and experimented upon. Akalade's conceptions of Science vs Magic still run counter to your own people's views that Magic and everything else are interlayed within everything, but the concept and practice itself DOES translate well enough over to merit some changes in the way chemistry, medicine, and other such more formal studies are practiced.
>>38550084We could build up the meeting place in Mycea's grove, turn it into like a UN building
>>38550026>that cardTalk about a based drawfag.
>>38550026Names on cards for major arcana, numbers and symbols for minor arcana
I think Cyclopean Island Knights is too cool a concept that OP instead of giving a penalty to it is just going to do something like "They were too lazy / didn't do it right, try again"He's done it before, so you Knight-wannabes can rest easy.
>>38550084I've been trying to expand the mountain mines and set up silver refineries to give us the boom we need for a un building wonder, but my rolls are shit and no one supports.
>>38550174we do need to increase mining, I'll support that next round
>>38549291>>38549317>Research and Develop Metal Armor>Roll 18/100>Failure, -Racial penalty +Changeling InfluenceArmor isn't something your people really make much of- Armor beyond simply leather gloves, padded clothing, boots, or other such garments that are mostly used for work safety.. Primitive Helmets made out of iron and lined with silk or cloth are also available, but true Armor built for WAR is beyond you; if only for cultural reasons.It's Ironic though since most other races around you have been in much a similar boat: Merpeople can't wear metal armor as it obviously impedes their movement within water, Gorgons "do" have armor, but it usually takes the form of visors, blinds, and headdresses that seek to protect their eyes from the gaze of other gorgons or to accentuate their own vision to improve gaze attacks.Changelings though, Changelings do actually have Armor, It's just "weird". Changelings can shuffle, contort, and move their form around with a fluidity that matches yogurt at times; this has lead to the development of Truly unique "pot-like" armor that they can shuffle their organs and bones into while they wiggle tendrils and arms out- wielding curved blades and flails while seeing through a small slit. It sounds silly on paper, but it does look quite terrifying- especially when they move around. You've no way of translating it over, but it certainly gives you some ideas.
What do Manticore think of changelings/
>>38550340You know, I've been wondering for a while now what exactly things like 'racial penalty' and 'X influence' really means. Does this mean we're more dependent on the Changelings for designing armor, or that they've increased their own hold of our civilization?
>>38550507Damn Drawfag, you're johnny on the spot tonight.Thanks for the Art man, seriously.
>>38550531It means that because Cyclops are a peaceful people that haven't actually engaged in war we don't know dick about designing things to be used in war.Can you fashion a suit of -actually- effect articulated plate? Or determine what could possibly make a spear killier?
>>38550533You're making me blush. Also I can't remember if Golden Bolt was on the arcana list. But just sketched it anyways just cause I thought it has that nice Duality, you'd find on a lot of Tarot Cards. Right side up it could mean "fortune" or luck. Upside down it could mean "Disaster averted" or "Unluck".
>>38550565No I certainly can't build a set of plate armor. I was actually trying to generally ask what the impact of having other races increase their influence over our civilization are on the quest. It's clearly a central game mechanic, and I don't really understand how it works.
>>38550640>>38547540It's not, but just pick one of these and replace them. Choose another and replace it with The Merman
>>38550668>>38547588Also God might more appropriately be replaceds with constellation.
>>38550507I'M A LITTLE MURDER POTSHORT AND STOUTHERE IS MY CUTLASSHERE IS MY SPOUT
>>38550721That made me smile, thanks anon
>>38550640Just make 22 of them dude. Whichever ones you feel most appropriate. The list I wrote up was just meant to be a full suggestion, by no means a definitive or final one. You're the drawfag, your decisions are what matter. The rest of us just make suggestions.
>>38550759Well, get ready for Part 2.WHEN I GET ALL PISSED OFFHEAR ME SHOUT"GET READY MOTHERFUCKERI'M TAKING YOU OUT"
>>38549351>Improve our glassware and alchemy, maybe ask Akalade some questions on it.>Roll 17/20>High End Success.Akalade has managed to access and compile a breadth of knowledge in the short amount of time he's been given access to so many resources without supervision or question. One such achievement is the compiling and documenting of numerous Gorgon Alchemical secrets as well as a brief introduction into Changeling Alchemy that has only been recently brought over through a very expensive acquisition from a particularly well read, rich, and philanthropic Changeling who had traveled a great distance from the north west to visit an "outsider" in person.These compiled secrets and documents reveal a wealth of outsider knowledge into foreign and unique Alchemical secrets that have been translated over from at least a dozen other cultures and at least 3 species. >+Dramatically Increased Medical Alchemy>Western Changeling Alchemy is one that focuses on biochemistry and advances forms of healing and medication. Changelings are very resistant against physical damage, but very susceptible to disease, infection, and sickness- so there's is a culture that has demanded the utmost interest in medicinal properties and the finest cures.>+Dramatically increased Industry Alchemy>Empirical Gorgon Alchemy is a close guarded secret as it's main aim is the synthesis and creation of numerous interesting chemical compounds: glues/bonding agents, polishes, oils, lubricants, poisons, fertilizers, as well as a mysterious black or red powder that seems to fizzle and burn with coloured smoke that no one has found any particular use for as of yet.
>>38550824This black and red powder... I think.., if it burns fast enough,... We could use it to expand our mining operations!
Guys.Hymm powered railguns.
>>38550824By the way OP, before I forget to ask, I remember you once said that we 'have' a spice similar to cocoa, but we've never processed or used it. Do you happen to have a list of things such as plants or resources that we've acquired, but never investigated or used?
>>38550865what about railroads?Faster land travel with trains!
Hey do we have clocks? Sundials? Something?
>>38550916I'd rather have this.
>>38550865Hymm powered magnetic induction coilguns.It's our equivalent to a battle trombone.>>38550916Trains require fucking the land up something awful though, besides, we have FLOATING VEHICLES.
>>38550916Seconded.Also, I want us to discover loads of deadly weapons tech... And then figure out ways to use it for nonviolent purposes. We're going to be completely horrified by anybody suggesting we use our hymnal-powered mass driver delivery system for SHOOTING people instead of quickly delivering loads of ore from the mountains to crash into specially designated collection zones.
Since we're approaching sage... Could we get a Google docs or something to watch tarot artist as he makes more tarots... I don't think I could wait an entire week to see the next one >>
>>38550986they're small though, how about this.We have a metal rain raised above the ground by pillars and we use this rain (powered by hymms) to move giant metal shipping boxes filled with stone and other goods.We might need to work on it more to move people.
>>38550986Battle trombone... battle trom-HOLY SHITWE STILL HAVEN'T INVENTED BRASS INSTRUMENTSTHERE'S LIKE A MILLION MUSICAL THINGS WE CAN APPLY HYMNS TO
>>38551091We skipped right over bronze. Iwant to research it next turn. The mermen will need metal that doesn't rust
>>38550668>>38550718Well it was a prototype. More of an experiment for style and stuff. that said I'll check the list again and save it for reference. (Maybe it could replace... or include the arcanum more since the golden bolt exists there now.) Or I could fold it into Sun. Again thanks for the lists and inspiration.
>>38549355Aaand this one because we honestly haven't touched the Zizz Spring Plains once.>Heroes embark with changlings on an expedition into the Zizz Spring Plains.>Roll 13/20>Changeling Supporting Roll 16/20>Success. You send out a sizable party lead and staffed by a number of successful and renowned heroes: supplies are invested, Triceratops are packed with goods, weapons, tools and maps, and your party is quickly joined by a band of Changeling guides- riding on Quaggas and armed with Bows and Swords; before the two groups join with one another and ride off into quite the fantastical and well-tredded journey. The Party returns a Five years later: their packs and animals weighed down with trophies and various treasures and the Heroes themselves heavy with numerous stories one after another:>"The plains have bloomed into nothing like we've ever seen before: a sea of rolling hills and grass with countless and endless herds of animals roaming them. We ate like kings on hunted meats, the foraged fat of the lands, and never once saw any end to the endless bounty provided by the untouched lands.">"We experienced numerous archaeic and ancient ruins; some of them simply over grown and abandoned kingdoms once owned by the Changelings who would go to great lengths to re-gale us of Ancient and lengthy historical significance. There were other ruins though; hollowed out ones, built upon and around the rested skeletons of Giants and olderly than all recollection- seemingly clutching half buried and rusted away fragments of metal. We did not linger long in those." (part 2 incoming)
>>38551221We should go out and colonize! Expand our holdings with hunting outposts and farms in those fertile plains!
>>38551264Hell yeah! Also, figure out what kind of metals these dead guys are holding. We've come a long way in our study of alchemy, we should study them.
The ChangelingTheme: ChoiceUp: Fortune, an easy decision, happiness waiting for those that reach out for it. Down: Conflict, A choice with dire consequences in the future, If chosen wrong leads to strife.
>>38551374I need you to finish these, I am going to print and laminate them. I will own a cyclopes tarot card set
>>38551374This is amazing...
>>38551374shit man these are good. You could probably sell this to be honest
>>38551374Damn, keep it up these are fantastic.
>>38551374>>38551066Seconding proposition of the creation of a Google doc so work and feedback can continue without needing the thread alive.
>>38551221>"We also experienced the many and varied townships, cities, and remaining kingdoms of the Changelings: Obscure and unusual constructions, their architecture is confusing, disgusting, uncomfortable, and unmanageable- we often had to sit and camp outside their communities, but we still received the breadth of their hospitality and services. There was very little we could purchase with even the most seemingly mundane of scavenge items and they had a great and inspired interest in our physical appearance and form... I would be lying if we did not take in all of the pleasures and venues their cities provided. >"There was also talk of others, and we learned much of the other peoples and species of this world: The Ant people, whom we've come to sympathize with more, if only because they reside in such an awkward position within life. Squat, sturdy, honest, and colony-minded individuals. All but their queen is capable of reproduction and her subjects are numerous and endless infertile women that toil under her.. We could not tell if they were happy or not and the Changelings discouraged our interaction, but we believe they are capable of being reasoned with." >"We also met; seemingly by chance, a squat and bird-like, black feathered humanoid with a long beak that couldn't have been taller than the knee of a Cyclopes. The Changelings called them "Kenku"; they spoke mixed opinions of them, but said they were an agreeable and intelligent species. They go on to say they're the only other people they've encountered that was not changling, but they hadn't seen Cyclopes until after the fall of their civilization, so who knows?"
>>38551603>"Kenku"Well then harpy anon, I hope this will satisfy your desires for feathery folk in this quest.
>>38551603>There was very little we COULDN'T purchase with even the most seemingly mundane of scavenge itemsSorry, TypoAnyway, with that all said and done: I think this would be an excellent time to call it for the week.I hope everybody had a great time and that my writing and story-telling was to the standard you've come to accept. I had preemptively archived the thread when 4chan went down, so please go vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI'll be hanging around and available to answer any non-spoiler questions or settle any confusion you guys might have.Thanks for coming out and being patient.
>>38551691what do you think of the tarot cards?
>>38551603One more turn or calling it a night?
>>38551691Thanks for running!When are we going to learn more about The Red World?Can elves reproduce with Gorgons or Cyclops?Have we noticed any "wandering stars" with our observatory?
>>38551603>Kenku...These are the awakened Parrats, aren't they?
>>38551691Do Cyclops know how to make traps?
>>38551691Damn. Was hoping we could get the mines running, oh well. I'll have to expand the list to include colonizing the near and far plains.
>>38551763>cute parrot monster girl
Thanks again, OP.Do you happen to have a list of resources, plants or other items that we've discovered, but never really looked into? For example, cocoa (which we still need to research guys, get your shit together already).
>>38551691>feathery folkHuh... i hope they don't sniff parrat death on us.They might be nice to meet. Maybe we can talk to them some.I hope the 4Chan Outage earlier didn't eat into quest time too much. Here have the in progress of the Parrat Card. Up is gonna be parrats merrily trotting down the cliff. Down is going to be Manaia. (Still working on the concept in general.
>>38551691How do you feel about Tropical Cyclops Knights setting out to journey and map the world while composing hymms and songs about all the sights they see?
>>38551691Did we gain any new dyes from improving Alchemy?
>>38551859I hope they are the Parrats.They got shafted and I really miss their mischievous antics.
>>38551716>what do you think of the tarot cards?I love them.They look amazing.My only Criticism though is with this one:>>38550640The Golden Lightning bolt came from the Sun, not the Great Progenitor.. or was exactly is this card depicting? >When are we going to learn more about The Red World?Eventually. It depends on how things go.>Can elves reproduce with Gorgons or Cyclops?No. Elven biology is completely different from either of these species; they're from the MOOON, anon. Akalade is an "Outsider". >>38551763>>38551785Nope. They're Crows. Kenku pre-date your own civilization and have been around as long as Changelings have.Sapient Parrats however will eventually make a humongous comeback and it'll be foreshadowed- You'll love/hate it.They've been working some things out.>>38551773Yep.>>38551859>Down is going to be Manaia.Remember; the Manaia is basically a buff dude with a parrot head and a cape made out of jungle.
>>38551859Yeah Ghoul Civ ended prematurely because of the outage.But seriously, I'm loving these tarot cards.
>>38551691Is our population growth still being tracked? About how many Cyclops and gorgons live in our society now?
>>38551441>>38551457>>38551468I'll definitely work on them whenever I have time (working on a comic on the side kinda murders ones time). But good to hear they're print worthy, I'm glad you anons like em. >>38551533That would be a good idea. Honestly it might be nice to have some place to hang out and brain storm whenever these threads aren't up in general. .
To the guys arguing about what a Plate Helmet / Fully Enclosed Helmet for a Cyclops would look like.Go look at Zeon Mobile Suits.
>>38551928>Is our population growth still being tracked? About how many Cyclops and gorgons live in our society now?Check the stats.We're almost at a Million Cyclopes.>>38551900>They got shafted and I really miss their mischievous antics.They'll be returning soon enough, Anon.It'll be foreshadowed. You guys will love/hate it. >>38551885Nope.We're still limited to Black, Blue, Red, and Purple.... We could probably get pink though. Pink would really spice things up- Pink and white.
>>38551924>Sapient Parrats however will eventually make a humongous comeback and it'll be foreshadowed- You'll love/hate it.>They've been working some things out.I am excitedly scared
>>38551924>The Golden Lightning bolt came from the Sun, not the Great Progenitor.. or was exactly is this card depicting?Yeah thats why i don't like it..As for what its depicting, its sort of meant to be "Double Sided" Facing up its meant to be the bolt in its rightful place, creating a pool of mana. Upside-Down, its meant to be stuck in the side of the progenitor signifying "Poking the Bear". >>38551924Will definitely try to get that across. Its an interesting challenge trying to make it seem... Innocuous right side up. Maybe I might scrap the "mountain slope" element. and make it >parrats partying in the jungle atop some jungle brush and among trees right side up.>Parrats underground and Manaia above it all, upside down.
>>38551977how are things going with the gorgons?How'd the snow cyclopes react to that whole "great progentior" thing appearingin the ocean?
>>38551969I can see it.Smooth it out, make it more like plate armor instead of a mobile suit.
>>38552016>how are things going with the gorgons?Gorgons are doing pretty alright: A number of them have been expanding into the plains and the northern jungles ever since the Zizz's spring came about making the environment a lot more "hospitable" towards their kind. The Gorgons can be quite difficult to keep track of at times. >How'd the snow cyclopes react to that whole "great progentior" thing appearingin the ocean?The Snow Cyclopes have honestly been extremely fucking busy/disracted. They've got the entire south pole to themselves and it's a veritable world of wonders, monsters, ice, snow, and frozen mysteries. And NOW they have to worry about Dragons.Snowclops have their work cut out for themselves.Also, if anyone wants to do me a drawing favor: I've always wanted a pic of a Cyclopes inuit in a parka.I really, really, like the Idea of Cyclopes in Cold Climates.
>>38552144Why the sudden sky rocket of Gorgons in are Cyclopes Civilization? Immigration?
>>38552229>Why the sudden sky rocket of Gorgons in are Cyclopes Civilization? Immigration?At the end of every turn the population doubles. Cyclopes get a flat increase of x2Gorgons can lay anywhere from 1-3 eggs at a time, so they get an increase of x2.3
>>38552144What are the differences between the two Manticore tribes? (One was traditional and the other was a Fungal tribe if I remember correctly)
>>38552246Okay. Just wanted to ask because the Cyclops population was about half that of the Gorgons seemed like a big leap.
>>38552246Do Gorgons 'native' to Cyclopean civilization take individual names, or have they completely naturalized to societal norms?
>>38552246I'm surprised it's not higher given Gorgons only make more Gorgons' so they're reducing the chance for cyclops to make more of themselves...
>>38552011>>38551977But yeah I'll either scrap or redo the Golden Bolt one. Maybe fold it into the "Sun" card like people have said earlier. I do have a question though, oh glorious OP.I was wondering how the God Kids were doing, and sort of wondering why they don't quite show up, or cause, events. In payment, enjoy your inuit Cyclops. (You mentioned them being lighter skinned than Islander cyclopses right?)
>>38552455Our culture is very sexually free.As in, no one fucking CARES if you stick it in someone else in front of the person you stick it in regularly as long as they are alright with it.
>>38552144Did the heroes buy anything of interest or find any new animals of note?
>>38552341>Okay. Just wanted to ask because the Cyclops population was about half that of the Gorgons seemed like a big leap.Yep, but it's been happening for a while now.That .3 catches up quickly. >>38552306>What are the differences between the two Manticore tribes? (One was traditional and the other was a Fungal tribe if I remember correctly)Not enough at the moment to cause them to split from one another: Fungal Gorgons are simply more inclined to take up a second life as farmer's wives, etc.. They usually do this when they've either become too maimed to fight or tired from age and want to spend their days in the arms of Cyclopes. >>38552415No, Native born Gorgons usually don't take names.Gorgon immigrants usually abandone their old names, but this has waned in popularity in recent times. In the past it was something of a badge of honor or relief to abandon your name. >>38552455Polygamy has it's benefits, Anon. Cyclopean kids are literally raised by a village.
>>38552495>Did the heroes buy anything of interest or find any new animals of note?Oh my yes- they bought all sorts of interesting trinkets, souvenirs, and saw all sorts of cool shit.I could, unfortunately, only relay the flavor text to you.>>38552486>I was wondering how the God Kids were doing, and sort of wondering why they don't quite show up, or cause, events. We really haven't been getting to see much Screen time with them, have we? They're doing perfectly fine, but they'll be in their pre-teens next session which will allow them to finally start developing and defining their secondary characteristics.
>>38552509True. Still feel we should shoot for getting hydra-mother to allow children of other races to be born from gorgon eggs.Is it even possible?
>>38552587Okay. I'll try and draw more Southern Cyclopses for you in the future OP. Two more questions.What kind of colors do parrats range in? How do you feel about the Black/White/Color color scheme in the tarot cards so far? Should I include a second color in addition to the cards currently printed? (Parrats being Red and Green, making it easier to make the "Manaia"/jungle scene bit.
>>38552636An Example of "Two Colors" style instead of One Color (might mess with it in the future )
>>38552587I'm glad the pedophilia problem has been dealt with.
>>38552636>What kind of colors do parrats range in?They're basically a combination between a Rat/Iguana and a Macaw, so I've always imagined them with bright greens, blues, yellows, and reds... Maybe Green and red or something, but it's completely up to you.>>38552588>Is it even possible?Theoretically yes, but the Gods -as we've mentioned before- are against it since it's basically making Chimeras and they have a huge respect for the natural order of things.Like, Gorgons are more closely related to Dinosaurs and Birds than they are to Cyclopes.Cyclopes are more closely related to Merpeople and in their own weird way Whales/Marine Mammals.
>>38552723Two colors looks better... Gives you more options to work with as well.
>>38552745Why do some Gorgons have horns?
>>38552745I thought they were against straight up chimeras?
>>38552811I definitely agree. But I'll try and keep it as high contrast as possible with the black vs white.
>>38552818>Why do some Gorgons have horns?That was the Cosmic snake being reincarnated.Her physical form developed a pair of long, steer-like, black horns because she was bred and encapsulated royalty, strength, and other various STRONG traights.She's a giant Barbarian amazonian gorgon who's got a TWO racks- nyuk, nyuk, nyuk, no, but seriously: She has horns because she's a demigod. Demigods exhibit physical traits and qualities that encapsulate the beings they truly are.
>>38552907Are you telling me there are horned snakes out there?Or that the cosmic snake was horny?
>>38552873Sounds good to me.
>>38552745But, Chimeras are a part of the world? Why would it be so odd for a different kinda Chimera to exist or are the other Chimeras not natural?
>>38552873Zizz works best as a tower card.The zizz brings chaos and disaster, or cleansing and rejuvenation.
>>38552969>But, Chimeras are a part of the world? Why would it be so odd for a different kinda Chimera to exist or are the other Chimeras not natural?Well, yeah; Chimera, chimeras.They don't have a problem with "Chimera" Chimeras since realistically they're just a "really" fucking weird animal.It'll make sense within time, don't worry about it.
>>38552969That might be the implication. To be fair there is a lot about the world we don't get. There seems to be a somatic component to the creation of monsters, life forms can spontaneously exist thanks to mana and the presence of dead gods.
>>38553019Native born Gorgons share our culture than one of the tribes or the empire right?
What's the day-to-day like for Mycea? How does she usually spend her time? What roles does she take on in her city?
>>38553001I wonder what other awesome parrallels there are? Can Parrats work as the fool? Is the Changeling a decent "justice" or "Hanged" man. I forget which would be the better fit. Would Hydra Mother be the Lovers (both of them?) Or the Devil?
>>38553166I bet she has hobbies. Maybe she is a Philatelist and collects butterflies. Or she has lovely little Motivational Beetle posters. Maybe she likes to drink tea and have little teaparties with the little gods.
>>38553198>Would Hydra Mother be the Lovers (both of them?)My vote goes towards that.I don't know anything about Tarot cards, but if you're looking for a Tarot card design: The Hydra Mother's maidens- trying to embrace one another, but their large breasts keep them spread apart from one another.
>>38553198>>38553287Eh remember Lovers stands for choices and the original card had a man staring at two different women standing of to either side, he was choosing between his lovers, The Hyrda mother would just not bother picking and fuck everyoneMaybe if it was about trying to pick one of the madiens....
>>38553198I think the progenitor would be more fitting as the devil. One who embodies destruction, and evil but not necessarily so by his own design.
>>38553198Well look up the interpretations then assign them based on what we have now.Rather than trying to match them exactly, come up with personal symbology based on our experiences with those depicted so far.
>>38553384Hrmm this could be fun, could tarot anon give a more confirmed list, I'd make the story of a cyclops's life based on cards right now
>>38553287What does the average family look like in are Civ.?
>>38553404>>38547540This is as confirmed a list as possible. Make a Google doc and link it before we sage and I'll be on it later tonight.
>>38553428Well, polyamorous relationships are the standard and homosexuality is common and casual, so Imagine it's like a cross between a Tree and Kudzu.
>>38553322Really? I always thought it was adam and eve depicted on the Lovers. Again I'm familiar with Tarot "imagry" rather than actual symbology, but that said i have seen the "Choice Between Two Lovers" you've mentioned earlier. >>38553342Yeah that could fit.>>38553384Pretty much this. I'd rather make up "symbols" and meanings based on the characters in our civ, rather than match them to existing symbols. Zizz was a Lucky coincidence to match the Tower. Changelings were based off my vague recollections of the appearances of the "Heirophant" and/or "Justice" (which I think was scales). Maybe to carry the "Lover's Choice" theme maybe the theme of a Hydra Mother card is either "Mercy" or "Deals". She likes showing us mercy, but also giving us some sketchy deals and bargains every once in a while. She is a goddess of Fertility and Mischief after all.
>>38553463>so Imagine it's like a cross between a Tree and Kudzu.This guy gets it, top kek.
>>38553463>>38553487It's also why incest, while it happens and sometimes multi-generationally, isn't really a problem.
>>38553471The adam and eve thing came in some of the later setsthe imagery changes around the cultures so once Christianity became big it became adam and eveObviously the sea will be the bigging of a cyclopes journey
>>38553487>>38553463>Sage tries to research his family tree>Every leaf is either a cyclops or a gorgon in their family and soon Merpeople or Cycloptic merpeople.
>>38553558>The Forest of Cyclopian Genealogy.
>>38553456Only problem I have with it is that each race barring the neroli is represented in the major arcana, maybe put them as part of the great progenitor'so card?Representing being devoted to a cause without truly understanding it.Other side is being devoted to a cause no longer relevant.
>>38553487We still haven't developed the windmill or the waterwheel correct?
It may be hard, but always remember the advice of "Motivation Beetle"
So is this kind of flavor sound good for tarot cards?The journey of a cyclops' life as told by history1st The Sea:As with all life, the Cyclops begins from the Sea. From the grand depths to the shining surface to begin his life. Represents: Beginnings, Life, Adventure, PossibilityReversed: Hardship, new struggles, Great danger(Progenitor)2nd: The SunThe great father that allows life to survive beyond the depths, a stern figure and harsh figure, but still caring. His words are rules and not to be trifled with.Represnts: Order, Laws and fatherhood. A symbol of guidance and of authorityReversed: Anger, lawlessness, harsh realities(The sun will not always be kind, if always looking for our interests)
>>38553624Merfolk, not neroli
So guys, next thread we should get to work on Diplomancing / Integrating the FUCK out of the Merpeople, maybe have salt-lakes with sea life cyclopian-built lakes and water ways scattered on the mainland? Encouraged reef growth?Wouldn't want them to be closer to our southern cousins than they are to us.
>>38553661Gah there was more to the sun then thatThe great father that allows life to survive beyond the depths, a stern figure and harsh figure, but still caring. His words are rules and not to be trifled with. He was the first to take the cyclops beneath him and lead them through their new world.
>>38553683I say we focus on industrial expansion, trade networks, applying these techs we've built up on a large scale. Then with our economy boosted, we build a UN to unite the races in cammraderie!
>>38553661Love this historical Approach. could be a good way to categorize things. Wouldn't Sea be 0 though? like the Fool? or is the Fool the Parrat's lot? Otherwise 1-4 would be Sea, Sun, Stars, Moon. After that we soon met the gorgons? so perhaps First Gorgon? Then Cosmic Snake (with oblique refrences to elves since cosmic snake was all about warning us about them at the time) ? then crisis with Zizz.
>>38553691He's also a warrior and protector. He's basically brolair grown up and matured.
Isn't anyone worried at the fact that both the Merfolk's God-child and OUR God-child is being raised by such an...well, I would call her unpredictable, but she kinda is, person that is the Hydra Mother, the chick that puts Gorgons before everyone us?
>>38553731This makes sense.Again, we need a Google doc since we're about to be archived.
>>38553731Ah right it should be zero correcting now, And since it is history the moon will not come untill later, we started moon worship after the elves I believe we where sun and stars first>>38553736I'll work this in as well. Is tarot anon still here? I wanted his opinion too
>>38553765Is tarot anon the guy who made the list or draw fag? I'm confused because I'm the guy who made the list, but I really hope he is around and will make a Google doc... I'm two hours from being able to make one :(
>>38553765Moon worship sort of happened once we got the Blind Sages and their blind scrolls (which inspired weeping sage). Maybe Blind sages can be incorporated into the Moon Tarot then? And weeping sage incorporated into the Zizz card?
>>38553796If you are referring to list making anon (me) then yeah, this is more than sound.
>>38553796Drawfag, he's drawing them afterall I want to hear what he says>>38553812I believe I'm gonna write up elves as changes, and weeping sage as sacrifice, but I'll need teh Zizz for mistakes or arrogance.
>>38553838That's what I thought. Couldn't conceive why you'd ask me but it was confusing... Anyway yeah... This is sounding great so far.
>>38553865Also thought you might be tarot-artist anon making the meanings.
2nd The Stars:The Ancestors that have come before, staying amongest the heavenly bodies with their father to watch over their kin and children. No one should ever feel alone so long as their family is watching. A cyclops will always be more them himself, he is his community and they are him, they will travel the world together and shape each other.Represents: Community, Family, Wisdom, guidance (Softer then the sun) This is the symbol of the cyclopsReversed: Solitude, loss, betrayals
https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KBVlKGna3VGXv30Mrm3ggOpcDjNqng_8XsARdkqzl18/edit?usp=sharingList making anon here, putting up a google doc for use so we can keep up work on this even when thread archives.
>>38553941woo, I'll try to post all the meanings I've done so far.This is fun
>>38553838Drawfag here. a google doc would be much appreciated, plus it be a nice way to discuss the Civ outside the thread. >>38553941 Thanks listmaker. As for the meanings I've mostly been coming up with meanings as a "fun" aside on my own time. Here's a version of the sea so far. might try fixing it up a bit more, incorperate more white (like with the crests and seafoam of waves) and dark black. Does it feel too blank? Should I try something else?
>>38553972Please feel free to upload the images to the doc. I'll format shit later tonight.
>>38553972Remember when you reach minor arcana that the symbols either need to remain identical through out all the minor cards, no matter how out of place they are, or the need to change to suit the specific meaning (7 of swords is related to precision as I recall, so sometimes it has rapiers on it)