Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38542590/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.) *Updated with new long term stuff*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.)Our Current Resource List: http://pastebin.com/X2EGb3Es (This is completely new and might be sloppy, but please have a look!)You've finally entered into a age where things have never been so different; the world seems so small now, your cities burst forth with people, the wonder and mysticism of our world seems to be slowly fading away as it's replaced with the modernity and awareness that these contemporary times bring with them. >CIVILIZATION MILESTONE ACHIEVED: Metropolis Status Achieved.>This has been a long time running, but you've finally achieved "Metropolitan" status. We won't go into detail's here, but the long-term effects are listed in your stats, please go have a look at them when you can. (2nd post incoming with "short term" developments)
> - Cultural Development: Poor Urban Gorgon Diet>It hasn't been a problem until now, but it could become one with time: Gorgon Nutrition in Urban Areas has begun to be noticed: Gorgons are suffering from fatigue, skin-problems, complications during egg-laying, and children taking longer to mature. This has been found out to be caused by a poor diet: Gorgons require large quantities of Calcium and Animal protein which they typically get from Eggs, Insects, Bones, Mushrooms, Fish, Dairy, and Meat, but have trouble receiving from plants, fruits, and nuts due to their carnivorous tendencies. Cyclopes have no such problems, they crave salt, calcium, fiber, carbohydrates and protein- but they can digest it from a wide variety of food products. >+/- Economic Development: Exotic Animal Trade>The Exotic Animal trade has been sparked and initiated by the Changelings as they've been allowed greater mobility and access to your lands. They are a different people, with different cultural values, and very different motivations: They are purchasing both legally and illegally "exotic" animals to be used for entertainment, personal collections, or to be imported to the Northern Hemisphere for substantial financial gain. Exotic animals include: Dinosaurs, Dragons, Wyverns, and various other Megafauna. This has drawn tension and the ire of both Gorgon and Southern Cyclopes cultures as they view most of these Animals as sacred to some degree. >+/- Personal Development: Akalade is Middle Aged>Akalade is almost 800 years old and he is finally starting to feel his age: He sometimes sleeps all day, his work has slowed down a bit, but he seems more methodical and technical in his processes. Akalade might not actually be immortal and just severely long lived, but either way; Foliatom has begun spending an awful lot of time with him at the Observatory. Alright guys, you can go ahead and start rolling now. Sorry, I slept in.Actions d20. Ideas d100. I'll pick 3/4.
Rolled 77 (1d100)>>38704878Idea: Devise a cosmological index detailing the mystical forces (mana, gods, spirits, et cetera) of the known universe.
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>38704878We need a fashion upgrade. Start making things like buttons, straps, pockets, ect...
So Op my friend I'm one of the 3 Tarot anons and we got alot of shit done, you mind if I post some of the results?
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38704878Let's build some pharmacies around, for some convenient help to peoples milder health problems.
As per usual: I'll be just sitting back while I let the thread bump a little and let people file in and then we'll get started in full.>>38705031By all means go ahead. I think the Tarot card project is really quite amazing.Here's the Google Doc if anyone is interested: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KBVlKGna3VGXv30Mrm3ggOpcDjNqng_8XsARdkqzl18/edit?usp=sharing
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38705047Supporting.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38704878Set up some cyclopes as street cleaners, to deal with thrown away clay and food refuse. Ensure they are respected properly.
Rolled 20 (1d20)Starting pretty late tonight op.Let's create professional health physicians who can find and create medicinal treatments for things like vitamins and minerals, help people live longer and maintain good hygiene
>>38705060Alright the HERE WE GO MOTHER FUCKERSFirst the Basics of the deck because it ended up drastically different from a normal deckCyclops Elemental Table:-All things are comprised of 8 Elements. 4 Physical, 4 Metaphysical.-The Physical are: Water, Fire, Air, Earth-The Metaphysical are: Mind, Emotion, Connection, Substance.-Colors are as followed: Water-Blue, Fire-Red, Air-Silver, Earth-Green, Mind-Tan, Emotion-Orange, Connection-Gold, Substance-Purple.-Every Major Arcana represents either 1 single pair (physical+metaphysical), or 1 single element (physical or metaphysical)-There are 16 “Paired” Major Arcana, and 8 Single Major Arcana.
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>38705107Yes, this.>>38704878Let's start building some plumbing.
>>38705129-”Paired element arcana are “Alloys” and the single element arcana are “Sources”-The First Four Cards are the Dominant Physical Elements. The Last 4 Cards are the Dominant Metaphysical ElementsThat gives us a complete tarot.24 Major Arcana4 suits of 14 cards each.Symbolism of the Cyclopean Tarot.Human Tarot is a journey from nothingness to completeness. It assumes disconnection from the cycle, a beginning and an end. Cyclopean Tarot instead assumes that nothing is independent of anything else. There are “Sources” and there are “Mixes”, and everything plays into the cycle. The Cyclopean Tarot begins with the Sea, the Source of Water, which touches all lands and from which all life springs, but ends with the Hymn, the Source of Connection, the song of souls that all newborns can hear and all creatures become used to, the font of magic and the method of manipulating the world through song.Eyes-Water / Mind- The Suit of introspection, of one's self, society or world. Often dealing with issues of ones growth, thoughts and ideals, and representing such concepts as religion, philosophy, ethics, and morality. To the Adventurers these cards would represent his force of will, the strength of his mind, the conviction behind his believes. To the Sage they would be the keys to his magic, the answers to the great questions, insights to truth, or challenges to his way of thinking. And to the simple Cyclops the challenges of change, of himself and others.Field too long my ass
>>38705190Now the first few cards are real early cyclops history and tend to be short the rest get much longer and detailed. They are also all subjected to change at any time0th The SeaAs with all life, the Cyclops begins from the Sea. From the grand depths rising above the shining surface to begin his life. The Story of Life: A cyclops is born with all the world prestien in his eye.The Hero’s Journey: The Hero embarks on his vast voyage, all horizons filled with possibility.Represents: Beginnings, Life, Adventure, PossibilityReversed: Hardship, new struggles, Great danger(Progenitor)Element: Water1st 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. He was the first to take the cyclops beneath him and lead them through their new world.Represents: 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)Element: Fire
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38704878Let's try building those great pools again, for better relationship and diplomacy with the merpeople.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38705241Second
Rolled 3 (1d20)Continue talks between the gorgon factions, and by extension the Cosmic Snake, Mother Hydra and Mycea. We need to try and help them find middle ground
>>387052212nd The StarsThe Ancestors that have come before, staying amongst 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 than the sun)Reversed: Solitude, loss, betrayals, IneptnessElement: Air3rd The SpiritsOnce the cyclops had found each other they turn outward and look to the lands. There they heard them, singing softly. A hymn so unlike the song of the cyclops, yet so very familiar. They were the hymns of the spirits. Of earth and fire, of water and air and of all the multitudes in between. From learning these hymns and from harmonizing with the spirits the cyclops learned and grew. Magic was discovered and the land was befriended. As did the first Cyclops as should all Cyclops. To learn of their world and of the magic intrinsic to it, to be at peace and one with the land not to fight it.Represents: Magic, earth, natural world, music, harmonyReversed: disharmony, bad weather, pollution, powerlessnessElement: Earth
Wow, this is still going? Neat.I remember seeing this when it was, what, song of stone? I remember the cyclopes had learned to tame particularly hardy plants with anger or something after the plants scared the gorgons.What's happened since then? Have you run out those bad gorgons to the east?
>>38705285I'm about to give a history lesson via tarot cards so maybe it'll help4th The ElfFor the ages untold the cyclops had only themselves and the land, the beats and the seas, content with their life unchanging. Then came the day when an encounter was had, spotting was a creature unlike any seen before. Upright like they, but two eyed like a beast. This was the day when change would come to the cyclopes. Every cyclops will one day encounter something that will make him change, whether it be a change to his body, or the world changing his ideals.Represents: Men, Change, chance encounters, discovery, new worlds, new ideas, new people new things (Newness as a concept as a whole) This is the symbol of the elves (Duh)Reversed: Stagnation Narrowness (Mind, perspective) corruptions(So far as bad changes go)Element: Earth/Connection5th The First GorgonOnce the cyclops expanded their world the met yet again another new being. If the Elves were a being most unlike the cyclops, the Gorgon were creatures of pure fantasy. A slave left as either appeasement or present for the cyclops, they broke her chains and found both new lands and new friendships. As with his predecessors a cyclops will always be exploring, whether it is new lands or new horizons, he must meet them with courage and with arms open to new people.Represents: Women, Explorations, new worlds(Post discovery as opposed to the elf) friendships, bravery, The symbol of the Gorgons (duh)Reversed: Hostilities, Abandonment, FearElement: Fire/Substance
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>38704878Shamanism!
>>38705107>>38705047>>38705067>Encourage and stimulate the growth of pharmaceutical based businesses and apothecaries.>Roll 20/20>Complete and overwhelming Success.You've had alchemists for the longest time and you've also had healing medicines of all sorts for almost just as long, but the selling and convenience attached to modern contemporary medicines had as of yet not made the leap forward.Modernity and Urbanization however demanded it: Gorgons can at times have trouble getting all the necessary nutrients and vitamins they need within the city due to the difficult of carting fresh meats, fish, and so forth- often having to settle for Eggs, Insects, and chicken/banana rat making up a large portion of their diet.This has been curbed though: Gorgon and Cyclopean Pharmacies have begun to sprout up that provide a number of convenient supplements, herbal remedies, and all manner of medicinal goods at an affordable cost: Calcium powders ground up from bones, dried insect protein powders, and some- well some just sell milk and eggs.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>38704878Voodoo!
Now that the tarots are out that means two things! One DIVINATION USING THEMTwo GAMBLING AND GAMES OF CHANCE
>>38705380so would that help cure the malnourished urban gorgons?
>>38705418The cards already have 6 different ways to tell you, that you have women troubles6th The Cosmic SerpentAs the Sun is to the Cyclops, the Cosmic Serpent is to the Gorgons. Foreign yet familiar, he forewarned complete strangers to the dangers ahead. He taught the cyclops much, and soon came to join the cyclops as the first of many who would become family. The cyclops will seem much and meet many. Some will come to be more than just friends or allies.The cyclops will soon learn that regardless of birth, many will be his family. It will be those that are close and kind, who help for the the sake of you as opposed to a reason. They will be those that remain with you through hard times and make you grow stronger, together.Represents: Communal strength, Extended or adopted Family. Forewarning and Acceptance. The symbol of the Cosmic serpent and of the Dinosaur tribe.Reversed: Bad Omens, Weakness, Discomfort, strangers, paranoia, Element: Fire/Connection7th The Blind SageOnce the knowledge of the Cosmic serpent became apparent, the sages, ever the scholars wanted to learn more. One sage went as so far that he lost his life. But still the knowledge was preserved and passed down. Even with the risks involved the search for knowledge should not and will not end, but one should still not risk their lives foolishly however, for while the young Cyclops should seek out knowledge, what use is it if it is never passed along or shared?Represents: Knowledge, learning, teachers, education, masters SacrificeReversed: Losses, failure, darkness Sacrifice(In vain)Element: Air/Connection
I'm glad I'm posting it here because it's making so much easier to catch those goddamn spelling and grammar errors8th The MonolithEven as the Cyclops explored the world around them, they did not forget their home or themselves. Upon their home they erected a Monument a great monolith of stone, a testament to the strength they possessed and a memorial to their history. The constructions showed the cyclops strength and improved it even as they worked. It runes and carvings sung the magic of the people and would hold their history for the ages. Even as the world around changed, the Monolith stood. Strong, unchanging and ever so softly singing the hymns of the past. A Cyclops should always remember himself even when he is far, remember his strength, his history, his people, and their songs.Represents: History, introspection, strength, prideReversed: Arrogance, blindness, Overwhelmed, unforeseen consequencesElement: Air/Emotion9th The ZizzThe Cyclops are not immune to failure however, even more so as filled with pride as they where. For there are some things even the strength of a cyclops cannot overcome. And the Zizz is one of them. For what man can hope to bring down the sky? For what woman can hope to tame the winds? The Zizz was not a beast, but a force of nature. A Cyclops can reach for greatness yes, but he must never step too far, that pride must be tempered by humility, or he will fall.Represents: Humility, striving for greatness, Storms and showers, weather, Great challengesReversed: Downfall, overreaching, Natural disasters, “We Am Play Gods”Element: Air/Substance
would anyone be up for trying to find "easier" ways to train animals? I'm still a little miffed from the way that giant dinosaur was treated by the Changling circus ringmaster
>>38705450Just in case we should establish some food markets next, selling wide range of ingredients and delicacies at low prices.
>>38705451It was multiple sages that went to study the universe and came back blind, not just one.
>>38705528should I roll for that? Or have we had enough rolls for now?
>>38705418would be easy to draw tarot cards at the quest beginning to try predict the outcome for that thread. Maybe amusing as well.
>>38705093>Set up some cyclopes as street cleaners, to deal with thrown away clay and food refuse. Ensure they are respected properly.>Roll 19/20>Near complete and total success, +Cultural bonusSome of the more derelict and close quartered portions of your Cities have become quite... Dirty- some of them are just downright absolutely FILTHY: Food waste is often at times simply thrown out into the streets for feral animals such as birds, pterodactls, peccaries, and Coatis to eat up and clean themselves and this is an obvious problem to more modernized people as it eventually leads into pests problems. If modern civilization though suffers from litter, so to does ancient civilization in the form of CLAY POTS.Clay pots do not get recycled, there is always more clay and recycling clay pots can be at times.. dumb.. it's unfun, boring, and takes just a "bit more work" than simply making new ones, so you just throw them out. Clay pots are used to ship and move a number of products: Milk, Fats/oils, Dried goods, Salt, etc.. The "dry" pots get re-used, but the "wet" ones often get throw out to litter the shipyards and the streets.These will always be problems, but you've made it just a little less worse: Street Cleaners and Recyclers. Cyclopes and a few Gorgons who go around with shovels and baskets while they clean up Food waste to be processed into compost or Recyclers who collect Shards and pieces of Clay pots to be ground up, watered, re-mixed, and turned into NEW clay pots that are just as good.>+Accidentally invented Recycling>Recycling isn't something that is considered when it comes to expendable products: Scrap metal is valuable, but Clay usually isn't. That doesn't mean, though; that an enterprising Cyclopes can make a few Ivory pieces by recycling them and selling his own clay pots: it's entirely an urban business fueled by garbage.
>>38705589I think we'll wait until OP asks for actions again.
>>38705605Fun fact- most surviving examples of ancient writing comes from old pottery shards. Pottery was like the plastic of the ancient world and scribes would use them as scratch paper
>>38705583The title for that one is still mostly up for changes, it's supposed to be that one sage that was specifically describe to have died from what he saw, drop some ideas if you can10th The Weeping SageAll cyclops must value their life, treating it as the precious gift we all know it to be. He must preserve it not waste it foolishly. However there are times, when the unthinkable must be done. There are time when a cyclops can find a meaning and calling that he will value even more then his most precious gift. There maybe a time, when a cyclops may sacrifice his for a greater calling. Such as it was with the weeping sage, a man who had already given up his happiness in the pursuit of knowledge gave up so much more for all of our sakes. A sacrifice must never be taken lightly, and always remember to honor the life now lost.Represents: Self-sacrifice, aid, Reversed: Death, sadness, depression, waste of lifeElement: Water/Mind11th The MoonWhile the future is always a mystery to us, the past itself can be muddled as well, a lesson learned once the elves were encountered in force. With them they brought a rock from the moon, a being we once pushed to the side. For early on there were some that worshipped the moon, by we dismissed her. But once we touch a part of her our bodies changed, and we saw our mistake. We persevered however, we accepted the changes and moved on, we did not dwell on our mistakes but corrected them, as do all Cyclops. Their body may change, and they will remember paths they did not takes, words they should not have said and much more, but they never dwell on it and never fear it.Represents: Change (Physical), past revisited, lessons from mistakes, experienceReversed: Regrets, sorrow, fear, disgustElement: Earth/Mind
>>38705328>>38705277>>38705221Damn, these are good looking.
>>38705494And just think, the Zizz lays eggs sometimes. I remember that from early on.
12th Great Serpent BridgeWhile many Cyclops mold their own destinies, the universe will always have a hand to play, the fortunes of day helping or hindering one for a life time. Such as with the Cyclops encountered the body of the World Snake. A meeting of pure chance that would become a blessing to all Cyclops of all lands for the foreseeable future.A time of great fortune for the Cyclops his body let the Cyclops grow and learn, and his body connected the scattered people as a grander community like never before. A Cyclops must always take a hold of life fortunes, and take advantage of every chance encounter, for no matter how well he molds his life he must always remember, he is not his only sculptor.Represents: Random Events (good), Travel, Togetherness, Civilization, Community, Trade, Good fortuneReversed: Random Events (bad), War, Separation, Distance, Trials and Travails, Broken Deals, misfortuneElement: Water/Connection13th The ParratA rash decision, is a poor decision. Just as when the early Cyclops invested a different land with Parrats, with no regards to the consequences, and just as when we the later Cyclops attacked them with impunity, a rash decision always lead us to regret and often, embarrassment. A Cyclops may find himself pressured, and may need to make a choice quickly, but it must never be done rashly. However this is a lesson many learn from experience and not from wisdom. We thought we were acting quickly, when we attempted to make the Parrats smarter, but we were acting rashly. Their intelligence and mischievous nature lead us to anger time and time again, and in this anger we made a terrible choice.Represents: Mischief, Luck (Bad or Good), Cleverness, embarrassmentReversed: Anger, Mistake, Strife, Murder, RashnessElement: Earth/Emotion
>>38705681Thanks anon, I try.Currently working on a hydra mother tarot card.
>>38705683I think there is a two part to the Zizz.The mortal bird/animal which while still huge are still deal able with. And the spirit/God-Beast who we accidentally tapped into.
Rolled 1, 15, 1, 23, 1 = 41 (5d24)Hydramother, manticore and mermaid are not yet completelyAlso I will be divining the future of this thread in 5 cards for funsies16th The ArcanumIt started with a simple goal. A house a learning, a house of books, a house for scholars and sages. And the Cyclopes met the call. The engineers drew plans grander than any before. The smiths forged new tools made for only a singular purpose. The masons moved and carved mountains into art. The laborers reshaped the earth to their will. And the sages called the elementals to heel. All to create The Arcanum, the house of magic and learning. The grand center of knowledge, sages and scholars. A Cyclops is greatest when they are with their fellows. A Cyclops is their community. As with what would have been merely a building if only a few had worked, became a creations of pure magic and song with the community, so can any goal a Cyclops sets be met and surpassed by the community.Represents: Learning, Togetherness, Rewarded Effort, Advancement, Planned Goals, Civilization.Reversed: Cults, Individualism, Stagnation, Barbarism, Falling Short, SecrecyElement: Air/Mind
Rolled 3, 10 = 13 (2d24)>>38705783ok rerolling those 2 extra ones because fuck 3 sea cards really?18th The MyceaFrom slave to friend, from tool to person. From death to life, from living to dead. The cycle of rebirth is what Mycea stands for. At first a slave to elves, abandoned to her fate to die in a foreign land, a tool discarded once the job was completed, the Cyclops however could not stand to see her in pain. What was at first merely gifts of goodwill from the hearts of Cyclopes around her, eventually grew to an effort to change the very land around her, revitalize it so she may not suffer. For the Cyclops were not ones to abandon friends.From a dying waste to a fertile breadbasket the land was changed and reborn, as Mycea bounced back from the brink of death. And as the Cyclops did for Mycea the Cyclops should do for all, help strangers as you would friends, for goodwill shall always forge new bonds.Represents: Rebirth, Goodwill, Love, Harvests, Nature, Plants, Ladylike behavior (at Mycea’s request) Reversed: Decay, Abuse, Rot, Selfishness, Inappropriate Behavior (Faux Pas?)Element: Earth/SubstanceFuck character limits.Anyway please throw out more suggestions, complain about the writing, ask questions, all of it helps improve this shit
Rolled 1, 2, 2, 2, 1 = 8 (5d2)>>38705783>>38705836The sea Hydra Mother Stars Red world The Zizz this is not looking good, now to see if they are reversed or not19th The ChangelingUpon each meeting a choice must be made. An open hand or a clenched fist. An open mind or a closed heart. To aim for friendship, or keep at length. A meeting will always present a choice. As with the Gorgons and With Mycea, the Cyclops had a choice with the Changelings. But never before was a choice so plain. Two hands were offered to the Cyclops. A hand of Bread and a hand of Sword, a hand of Peace and a hand of War. The Changelings, a stranger met like never before. No language to speak, no home to see, and to some no friendship to seek. But the Cyclops made their choice, with little hesitation we asked for bread. For friendship and trade. For diplomacy and partnership. As the Cyclopean people before have chosen, so must you make a choice. Life is full of crossroads, and decisions will always need to be made. Take to heart your choice and live with it well.Represents: Choices, Decisions, Foreigners, Strangers, DiplomacyReversed: Conflict, Lost Opportunities, Lost Fortune, MisunderstandingsElement: Water/Emotion
>>38705450>>38705528>so would that help cure the malnourished urban gorgons?It helps a lot in terms of malnourishment and fertility, but it will always be a problem until late into the future; you're certainly helping though/making it survivable. >>38704971>Fashionable upgrade: Pockets, Straps, Ties, etc..>Roll 59/100>Slightly below Average Success. +Cultural BonusThere was once a time where your people lived their lives completely naked, where clothing was something clingy, uncomfortable, scratchy, and odd-looking on the Cave-man Cyclopes.. Oh how times have changed: Leather and Wooden sandals, fine robes, dresses, skirts, and shawls made out of a variety of woven silks, plant fibrous materials- dyed and treated to fantastical and dazzling dyes of red, black, blue, and purple to catch the eye and make life truly fabulous.... Why, you even have underpants: Slings and Thongs made from 'gentle' and soft silks to hoist and support a man's loins or a woman's bosom! Modernity however craves modern conveniences and at times even the simple agrarian folk grow tired of the robes, shawls, togas, and dresses they wear: They crave finer clothing, with straps and pockets and ties and fine furs and fantastic shoes and hats!>+Fashion dramatically increased: City fashion, Rustic fashion, etc..>There is now something of a distinction between City fashion, agrarian fashion, formal fashion and informal fashion. A Simple tunic, short skirt, and apron is fine for a worker in the field or a craftsmen at his home- but if he has to go to a sage council or pick up something from in town he'll wear a longer tunic, with brooches or buttons and perhaps a small shawl or dress complimented by a fur. Like wise; urban folks enjoy and cloth themselves in much richer and vibrant coloured dresses, skirts, and robes with greater investment in buttons, jewlery, accessories, and aren't afraid to wear a necklace of Ivory rings.
>>38705935reversed not not not reversed, well fuck me.So A New Struggle or hardship, Mothers/ fertility or mother ideals, Community, foreboding future and Downfall, overreaching, Natural disasters, “We Am Play Gods”Fuck we gain a new research or idea, but in the process hit some knowledge we shouldn't push it too far and our population growth suffers for itWe Fucked up guys oh shit
I think a good way to try and solve the malnourishment problem would be to make like the wild west and get huge herds of elephants or something down in the plains.Also, refrigeration magic might help preserve meat longer to get it into the cities.And finally, if we breed a true hybrid, then gorgons might be less dependent on meat.
>>38706028I mostly suggested those for passive practicality, but okay.
>>38706028*imagining cyclopic Caesar*
>>38706054well now we know what to avoid though!
>>38706195I just love how immediately after the prediction where we go to far and suffer population wise some one brings up true hybrids again20th The Great ProgenitorThe flesh of cyclops and mermaid. The ruler of the ocean’s deep, the bones of the world, the elder one. Our Father, Our Past. The Great Progenitor is the beginning of the Cyclopean People. He is the past that lurks behind the Cyclops, he is the memories that lurk in our mind’s depths. Inescapable, even defeated he is not gone. We are his progeny as are the children. But we will not be weighed down. The past shall never leave the Cyclops, but it shall never defeat us either. WIth each other, the community, our friends and our allies. We can overcome the past. The impossible shall be achieved. As all Cyclops had to face the Great Progenitor, every Cyclops shall have to face his past. We will all have regrets and mistakes that will follow us. But a Cyclops must not give in, a Cyclops must face the past and overcome it, as the Ancestors did before us.Represents: Corrections, experience, gaining wisdom, completing the impossible.Reversed: Pain, fear, Past Mistakes, inevitability, impossibility. A ReturnElement: MindTrio is incomplete
>>38706093>true hybridGods have said don't do that though. Implication being that its a horrible chimera that will be the result.
>>38706360Hydra Mother once suggested it was possible but other gods didn't want it. namely the sun who is a possessive overprotective Step-dad
>>38706360We'll have to tread carefully, yes, but I don't think it's inherently a bad thing.Though, a gorgon being able to give birth to both cyclops and gorgons would be an adequate compromise.
So anyone have any specific questions for the Future? We already see how accurate the cards are22nd The Red WorldSomething glanced, but never observed, a great question, that must never be answered. The Red World is the unknown to the Cyclops. It is known that addiction to mana can cause it, to burn a world red. It is known that it can be reached, and that its siren song calls to all who know of it. But it is not known how it came to be, it is not known how much mana will burn a world. It is the unknown threat, the unknown future. As the world avoids its red fellow, the Cyclops must avoid the dangerous we know to be harmful. Somethings are not meant to be studied, somethings are not meant to be tamed, somethings are meant to be left alone. For all the greatness of the Cyclops somethings are simply not meant to be.Represents: The Red World (duh),The Unknown, Foreboding Futures, Limits, Mana, forbidden knowledgeReversed: Danger in your Midst, Traitors, Corruption, Unwise Decisions, Dangerous Opportunities, DangerElement: Emotion
>Idea: Devise a cosmological index detailing the mystical forces (mana, gods, spirits, et cetera) of the known universe.>Roll 77/100>LUCKY DOUBLE 77 +Interesting Results, +Akalade, +Racial Bonus.Akalade has slowly gotten back to his work, but his accident has left him a little jaded and more careful; the casual confidence of his movement is gone and his ears are constantly flicking back and forth like that of a deer's. The sage council greets him within the safety and comfort of his observatory before numerous graphs, diagrams, working equipment, the humongous telescope and the layered and shelved information and texts of numerous cultures and species. "Ah, good, excellent, you're all here- Please give me a moment while I prepare the demonstration and we can begin the Cosmological presentation in full." Akalade snaps his fingers and calls out to his hired help: Three Changelings dressed in work shawls and a team of mobile and plant constructions wearing aprons. "Please open the floor so our sponsors may see the diagram we've completed of our neighboring realms, thank you." The plants waddle off and the changelings are direct to the sides of the room where cranks have been installed, they begin turning them and the floor starts spreading open like a mechanical flower as a rotating, cylindrical, clock-work construction of Bronze and Iron slowly rises from the Flower.Akalade gets out a long pointing stick and adjusts his gown, "This is a Cosmological Diagram of your homeworld; Brud or "Brund" as my people have called it- as you can see it is defined and made up by a large super continent divided by a southern and northern equator, with the south pole possessing a complimentary continent of it's own." (part 2 incoming)
>>38706462I don't think the red world is as bad as you described.
>>38706515>but his accident has left him a little jaded and more careful; the casual confidence of his movement is gone and his ears are constantly flicking back and forth like that of a deer'she hates us now... >a large super continent divided by a southern and northern equator,so we have only one or two continents on our world? Weird, but not unexpected. sort of worried that might mean a lot of it is desert or something. or makes me wonder what awesome stuff is on the southern continent.
>>38706414hidra mother no god though, she is a demi-god known for trickery
>>38706621I don't think he hates us. He's just nervous. (I would be too if a frigging roof fell on me and nearly cleaved me in half) we'll find a way to make it up to him somehow, I'm sure.
>>38706621>he hates us nowI really hope that isn't true.Tell me that's not true.
>>38706534So less foreboding and more mysterious? Unknown rather than scary?
>>38706738Maybe he doesn't hate us.Just irreparably and eternally disappointed.
>>38706515OP...does Akalade hate us?
Right last card23rd The HymnFrom the first song of the world awakening to the chorus of life that resounds within each being, the hymn is the magic of all creation. The music of existence that that both brought all into being and was created by all. It is the cycle and connection of all that takes and gives power and being, never ending, unturned, crescendoing and diminuendo, pulsing and shifting. The language of existence, not a being without song it is the soul of creation. It is through the Hymn that Cyclops have mastered themselves. All souls call out to each other in a great web of song and sound, all elements, all things, are made up of connections that bind all things to one another. The Hymn is the answer for all problems, the song that links all beings and effects all things. As the Sea is the origin of all life, the Hymn is the result of all life and matter coexisting together. Nothing is untouched by the Hymn, and nothing fails to contribute to it. Once a Cyclops has mastered the Hymn he has mastered his life, his very being to its core.Represents: All Things, The Web of Life, Hymn Magic, Song and Dance, Hope, Connections.Reversed: Unanswered Prayers, Disconnection, Extinction, Silence.Element: Connections
>>38706515He slowly begins circling around the construction and pointing to key locations with the use of a stair-case and frame supported and built around the diagram for safety and convenience. "As you can see here, the north pole is located right at the center of our super continent and thus is the farthest spot away from the ocean; this has lead to the development of a fresh water ocean from the annual and massive run off and seasonal thawing of the polar caps. This however, creates a humongous "desert ring" around the farthest spots from both "oceans" where in harsh winds have beaten the land and created enormous sandy deserts and arid land-"Akalade notice he seems to have lost his Cyclopean Audience and they quickly become distracted once his plant constructions finally arrive with the food and drinks, his face becomes a bit flushed and he slowly brushes the teal hair from his face before clearing his throat, "THIS." He points to a small, mechanical, kite-shaped bird slowly rotating around the globe. "Is the Zizz; a species of Gigafauna that resides within the stratosphere an annually comes down to feed, reproduce, and die- it is so large it's wings and body temperature create disturbances in weather patterns and environmental conditions." The Sages nod, in between eating and putting the plant constructions in their laps to pet them. Akalade than walks further down onto the diagrams railing where he then snaps his fingers and his changeling assistance go to a lower section of cranks that raise a series of rings that freely rotate around the world. "These are the Elemental plains, alternate and ethereal dimensions or 'realms' that are produced by a worlds ambient naturally occurring background arcane radiation; Earth, Fire, Wind, Water, and occasionally more esoteric realms such as Food or Mechanical depending on a Planets anthropological development.." (final post inc)
>>38706916>more esoteric realms such as Food or Mechanical depending on a Planets anthropological development.Oh shit we may just discover Mechanicus
>>38706916>in between eating and putting the plant constructions in their laps to pet them.I love our sages
>>38707090How did he make these plant constructions though? what are they? It seems part of that kind of exploitative "Elf style" magic. Or maybe Foliatom is a little more responsible than we'd care to admit?
>>38707010Not just Mechanicus.We've discovered Hydromancy, Terramancy, Pyromancy - I'm thinking there's a pattern here and we need to go for it.Ferromancy.
>>38706916The little elf finally ends on a very brief and obligatory report on the mundane and natural effects the Moon has on your world; tides, eclipses, shielding from meteors and asteroids, etc.. Your sage council however manages to catch the most important part of the speech, "of which I will be returning to at the end of this century with the assistance of the Young Foliatom" Foliatom quietly nods, he had actually residing in the back of the Sage council's small audience and no one had noticed him; quietly nibbling on a snack and having a glass of milk. He responds to his name behind called and slowly raises his hand to wave, but makes no further acknowledgement.Your Sage council is now livid, there is no time for !Science! there is only time for !drama! They do not want Akalade to LEAVE, he is their friend- they are also embarrassed they did not acknowledge Foliatom, but he seems to be okay with that and any attempts to apologies seem to cause him embarrassment and bashful behavior as he slowly slinks off into the observatories library to be by himself. Akalade motions for the metal construction to be put away and the Changeling hands slowly crank levers, spin gears, and have it lower back into the basement of the Observatory as the floor closes. Akalade's more casual diposition slowly resurfaces, "What are you talking about? You knew I had to go someday, right?" While grabbing a snack himself, and trying to discourage your Sages from treating his plant constructions like "pets"- he goes on to elaborate that as soon as he was done assisting you with the observatory and cosmological study, that he would return.The observatory providing him with all the necessary resources to return.
>>38707308Alright guys.You can go ahead and start rolling again.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38707355Food Markets. No one shall starve or be malnourished in our communities.
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>38707308Shamanism!It'll work one of these days im sure of it.
Rolled 7 (1d20)Develop BRONZE, we must have tin and copper somewhere to melt together
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>38707355Voodoo!
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38707308You'll come visit us right?Throw him a bitching farewell party
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38707380supporting
>>38707308We have to let him go.But first, we need to have us a leaving party.A GIGANTIC, TITANIC, EMPIRE SPANNING LEAVING PARTY!Pull out every stop to wave goodbye with such grandeur that he can see it at his new home!After all he's done for us over time, he damn well deserves the bitchingest party ever.
>>38707413Akelade needs to take Mycena's seed pod with him when he returns to the moon. We should mention that. Speaking of which- are there still ghosts of Mycea now that she's back in the flesh?
>>38707308I'm actually glad he is leaving....I feel a lot of our recent developments are being achieved by outside sources like Akalade and the demi-gods and not by our Cyclops and Gorgons>>38707355Integrate our Merfolk brothers and sisters into our society
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38707413>>38707429Hahahahaha Best Party EVER
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38707446forgot roll
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38707308Domesticate and introduce Wyverns into society as beasts of burden and flying mounts for Gorgons. Gorgons can farm their eggs and meat.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38707355Create more comfortable mermen access- locks and channels if possible to facilitate trade on the mainland
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>38707413Aww yeah.>>38707355Look into the existence of Magical Beasts. Beings and animals that aren't monsters per say, but are clearly supernatural in the same vein, though more helpful and friendly usually.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38707446Supporting.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38707308>>38707413Supporting this. If he has to leave he's not going without knowing exactly how much we care about him.
>>38706770No, keep what's on the card.That's probably what the cyclops think IC. Personally I think the Red World isn't 100% evil. Just... corrupt.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38707413>>38707429>>38707455FUCK YES! Supporting!
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38707564Gotcha
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38707429Planetary wide party!
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38707380Supporting
>>38707308Idea: Roman style cranes. This can help with mega construction considering we're cylcopses and thus that means way bigger cranes. Plus it might help accelerate metropolitian development outside the "Fungal Tip" of the continent.
>>38707514Supporting unique roll
>>38707666forgot to add dice.
>>38707413Hey man, there is a fucking century before he goes....Can we save the roll until then?
>>38707699Century old booze takes time to prepare and make anon.If we send him off, its going to be with a hangover to remember.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>38707666Ugh why do i keep forgetting seriously.
We need to start making machines.Cranes, simple steam engines (the experimental kind, not the practical kind), clocks, and other medieval era inventions.
>>38707778I had an idea once of a "Bell Engine" that involved hymns being channeled out of a funnel to provide thrust, based mostly off of the flying pots and bell forges. Plus I already went ahead and posted this roll for a Roman Crane. >>38707768
Where is that person with the list of objectives that we tend to ignore? The game will probably soon come to a close, so we'll need to start fulfilling those goals.
>>38707501>>38707446>>38707479>Create Mermen Access and "True" Fresh to salt water running irrigation channels for ease of transportation, fishing, and running water.>Roll 13/20>Above Average Success, +Racial bonus,The Arcanum is well known for it's massive irrigation system and aquaducts; for fresh water, for fishing, for transportation, for channeling out waste, etc.. The City is kept honestly VERY clean and hydrated; but they can also be used for so much more.The inland irrigation channels that provide water for crops act as a kind of aquaphonic system; they may be artificial in their construction, but they act as naturally occurring rivers complete with freshwater fish, mussels, and aquatic vegetation that not only significantly beautifies the city, but provides nutrients and water to all manner of life... They however can also be connected to the Ocean.Merpeople do not like traveling through Freshwater; Freshwater is murky, cloudy, smells terrible, is filled with biting insects, and is generally a bad time... Luckily though they don't have to tolerate it for long:>+Accidentally Advanced Canal Access achieved: Fresh to Saltwater Gondola public transportation>For just a few ivory pieces or even some shells, corals, or a favor; any merperson, cyclopean, or gorgon coming inland may ride in style upon Canoes and large buoyant Gondola's paddled and making stops around the hot-spots of the arcanum: Markets, Trade-centers, Red-light districts, the Gorgon Ghetto, all of the most important sections connected by water.
>>38707763You knowif he's leaving.... I wonder if someone can come with him? a couple heroes or sages to escort him? And maybe to come back to talk about what he's found? or whats on the moon?
>>38707308How close are to be able to make another wonder?
>>38707974Would it be possible for Merpeople to adapt to freshwater with time?A local subspecies, basically? Urban merfolk?
>>38707913We should>build machines so as to open up the industrial revolution for the cyclops (eventually)>build spaceships so as to allow for good travel to the moon>circumnavigate the continent with a naval expedition.>resolve the Gorgon political situation>convince Sun and Hydra to let Gorgon and Cyclops races mix, or at least produce children of both species together.
>>38708272>>build machines so as to open up the industrial revolutionThis will lead to pollution and destruction!
>>38708263More like an underwater section of the city that's "theirs."We could also build a saltwater lagoon.>>38708311I doubt the cyclop's industrial revolution will be exactly like humanity's industrial revolution.
>>38707380>>38707417>>38707658>Develop "food markets">Roll 17/20>Near complete success, -Mix race penalty. You already have markets, but they're non-committed, chaotic, and usually a mix of all manner of businesses, vendors, services, and goods- people are perfectly content to just set up within the public squares and before you know a veritable tent city of stalls and merchants are hawking their various wears. This is all fine and dandy, but not everyone can wait the equivalent of every Cyclopean "weekend" to go pick up Groceries- and they shouldn't have to shift through a horde of unrelated businesses and vendor stalls to just pick up some Chicken, Cashews, and Curry powder. >+Economical and Cultural Development: Food Markets invented: Butcher, Baker, Grocer, Dairy Shop.>Not quite a restaurant, but better than a vendor stall- A Food Market or Food store comes in a wide variety of flavors and services that provide committed and reliable private store fronts where people urban peoples can purchase groceries on a daily basis. Butchers are established (and extremely popular in the Gorgon Districts and Ghettos) as well as Bakers, Grocers, and even Dairy shops that sell fresh milk daily, butter, cream, and have begun to very rarely sell imported"Cheese". The Market district within your Cities and the Arcanum is now equipped with "Food shops"; this might seem like a no-brainer, but it's a very mundane and revolutionary step towards modern conveniences and sensibilities: normal people don't have to sift through a million stalls or establishments, they can just easily pick, find, and shop at reliable and permanent establishments. It is also more cost effective, produces less waste, and allows people to eat at home more often within the city.
>>38708480That's awesome to hear. >>38708311We're still on the precipice of our Renaissance it sounds like so hold your horses.
Hey Guys have we ever found a use for Electrum yet? I think we get it from the gorgons, right? I mean imagine making weapons or tools out of electrum... Or using it to maintain and manage the speed and flight of Flying pots?
>>38708596Progress is a myth and technological development isn't linear.
>>38708733>progress is a mythInsofar as humans still being the same sort of animal they were 2000 years ago? Sure, the Pompeii graffiti attests to that.But we've made major strides in medicine, agriculture, and metallurgy that create phenomena not possible 2000 years ago. So yes, there is such a thing as progress.
>>38707666>>38707768>Roman style cranes.>Roll 90/100>High-end Success, +Racial Bonus>BRANCHING DEVELOPMENT: Ancient Industry, Ancient Technology.You've had some mixed concepts on ropes, pulleys, wheels, and so forth, but lets be realistic: Your physical strength and prowess with magic has made your civilization a little "lazy". These modern times of convenience and luxury are often the most prone to stagnation and slow progress... Though, with that said, sometimes something comes a long every once in a blue moon that can truly change everything.>+Technological Development: Levers, Pullies, Wheels, Harnesses, Cranes, etc..Why do all the hard work when magic can do it for you- Some might say. Well, further more; Why do hard magical work when TECHNOLOGY can do EVERYTHING for you? Pullies and levers, wheels, harnessess, advanced techniques and creations of mechanical and simple expertise that alleviate and take advantage of physical forces using easy to understand forces and physic principles that are elementary to your people, but had never been applied. >+Cranes invented: Stationary, Mobile, Dock, etc..>Cranes are a mechanical contraption; powdered by a large wheel that is turned and run by an individual or teams of individuals that turns and pulls on ropes to assist in the lifting and heaving of much larger objects: Ship-building, Mining, House-building, etc.. >+"Mill" invented: Tidal, Water, and Wind.>All it takes is a wheel being turned by a constant moving force to provide an endless supply of physical energy to be used for a number of things: Grinding flour, Printing wood-prints, processing wood or metal or assisting in the forging of metals using automated hammers for forging. "Mills" are typically constructed using Waterwheels; wheels installed in canals, rivers, or oceans where the tide or flow powers them. Agrarian mills however are typically powered by WIND through the use of long, skinny, horizontal or vertical "fans"
>>38708883A load of contrarianism.
>>38707409>>38707394((These were some of the first rolls, but I'm going to level with you: They're not entirely.. practical? or beneficial? At this moment?))((Like, just to save everyone time: Voodoo and Shaminism are a little primitive compared to our current level of technology and awareness of cosmology and natural forces.....))((so, I'm sorry for ignoring it, but it isn't currently practical and there's no cultural need/desire for it: It's literally being pulled out of nowhere and we've already been through a similar shinto-like shamanistic stage that we've slowly begun to grow out of,))((I.E: It's complicated.))
Anyway, with that apologetic "No" out of the way:You guys can feel free to start rolling again:Akalade still has a bit more time here, he'll be leaving at the end of the thread, so I'll save this roll for later:>>38707413We've still got maybe 2'ish more turns before we get to the final event of Akalade leaving, so go ahead and roll!
>>38708950understandable. I think we're trying to think of interesting things to move things along or make things easier. The cranes thing mostly to help make construction easier in places like the plains or etc. I for one might want to do a tour of the southern continent the next time rolls come along.Or check up on our little baby love god.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>38708989Many people here are saddened by out mistreatment of animals.Idea: Let's develop veganism.
Rolled 13 (1d20)GORGON DIPLOMACY GO
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>38708989Propose a grand Odyssey to explore the seas of the world first hand.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38708989Expedition to map the coast of the entire super continent we're on.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcNLuH1XWfIPossibly enlist the mer to help
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>38708989Well I'll safely assume that giving him the Mycea Spore won't require a roll right? Otherwise what I'd like to roll for is Meat Processing. Our gorgons need meat in their tummies and we need to give it to them, so making salami, turkey, and jerky in large volumes to help their diet might be an idea. Also it might make GREAT traveler's rations, since we plan on exploring more.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>38709065NOOOOOOO>>38709077Supporting. Our waifus will love salted meat, and we might need that for the expedition too.
>>38709043Voting against.If a cyclops wants to refrain from eating meat, fine, but we're not at the point where we can be picky.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38708989Action: Send heroes down south to attempt an exploration/settlement of the now De-Thawing southern continent. >>38709065Thankfully you're only proposing an odyssey... not actually embarking on it...
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38708989Create living quarters for merpeople on the arcanun and island comunities to further make them feel welcome and to reunite the family =)
Rolled 85 (1d100)Find a good use for electrum. Like making weapons or "lights" out of it. Or see if we can incorperate it into some industrial usage like "Powering" engines of some sort. Maybe reach out to gorgons or changelings for ideas.
>>38709043 noooooinsted of veganism can we just treat the beast better and develop less harsh ways of tamming the megafauna?
Rolled 14 (1d20)Could we establish any trade routes to the exotic cultures we encountered last thread? Like the tengu?
How can we help Akalade's mission to the moon be successful?Shouldn't we make sure his spaceship doesn't break down midway through the atmosphere?
>>38709043Veganism has nothing to do with treating animals right. its a personal philosophical choice. You don't want to see thinking feeling bleeding life to die for the sake of your meal. I'd say rephrase that as "animal rights" or animal treatment. Might help us find better easier or more mutually beneficial ways to treat animals and tame them.
>>38709358that strikes to me as a thing that would go as well as a four year old asking "How can I help" as his dad does open heart surgery. I think if he wants us to help he'll give us a quest to help.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38708989Create salt water lagoons in cities for mer folk.
>>38709449Maybe we should help them in their places rather than trying to cannibalize our cities to accommodate (at least at this early stage of our mutual associations) they still need help setting up their governments and nations afterall.
>>38709358Last time we ''helped'' we bisected Akalade. Let's not, in case we detonate our atmosphere.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38708989Okay so lets see about reaching out diplomatically to merfolk and see if there's any way we can help them set up or "integrate". Maybe we can send some heroes or sages to help ensure this doesn't cock up?
>>38709043Voting against. Aside from being actively detrimental to the health of our gorgons, this serves no purpose.
>>38709536I'd say clarify it rather than vote against it. He clearly meant "Lets treat animals right" not "lets abstain from eating them forever"
>Veganism>Roll 89/100>High end success, +Interesting Number, +Interesting Results, +/-Mixed Cultural response.The meat problem is something a lot of people have been milling over or at the very least talking about casually over dinners, at bars, and at other various public establishments: The price of it that is. The price of meat has dramatically increased in modern times: it wasn't too long ago that you could pick up a fresh slab of Triceratops meat or even save a few ivory rings to TRULY splurge on some Sauropod or Hadrosaur which are generally regarded as having the most delicious and savory of cuts. This isn't possible anymore: Dinosaur meat's price has skyrocketed and most people can only afford chicken, rat, peccary, or the occasional garbage plethora of garbage cuts from tired, old, sauropods.... The public response though has been one of self control: Fish and "Local" meats remain inexpensive, eggs remain dirt cheap, and the price and availability of shellfish has dramatically increased with Merfolk trade- few people can say no to the 5ft long shrimp they bring up from the depths to trade. People are considering less lavish food choices; saving steaks and fine cuts of meat for weekends or special occassions while they tide themselves over on acceptable substitutes or alternatives. ((2nd post incoming: >>38709077 Good Complimentary roll))
Found the Big List of Goals and Ideas from last thread.http://pastebin.com/cTYaWiRs
>>38709799>COMPLIMENTARY ROLL BONUS>Meat Processing>Roll 72/100>Above Average Success.With butchers already in place and the demand for meat always increasing a long with the cost; your people have had to get creative in how they're going to pinch and use every last scrap of meat.>+Meat Processing invented: Sausages, Cold-cuts/deli-meats, Ground "Dinosaur".>Your people are not about to eat the garbage meat; they have standards and it tastes fucking awful, but they are about to get innovative: cured meats originally meant as provisions can be spiced and further treated to create fantastic deli-meats. Garbage meat can be grounded up, processed, and seasoned to perfection before it's wrapped in an organ casing and smoked to create delectable sausages. Dinosaur meat though is the trickiest; the cheapest cuts are often from the oldest, toughest, worked dinosaurs.. Their meat however can be grounded up, spiced, and added to curries, stews or served ontop of Flatbreads. All these cullinary delights are quite exclusive to your civilization at the moment: Gorgons within their own society swallow a lot of their food whole and don't give much thought into preparation and Merpeople like wise don't need to cook their food- capable of eating it raw. Changelings DO cook their food, but they're so far off; the tastes are foreign and out of mind.These new innovations in Meat, Cooking, and Dining are a humongous and warm welcome to society. Even Akalade is relieved, "Finally- It's been almost a thousand years; I can finally have a meatball sandwich again!"
> "Finally- It's been almost a thousand years; I can finally have a meatball sandwich again!" I think I know what i want to draw next.
>>38709997Even Akalade is relieved, "Finally- It's been almost a thousand years; I can finally have a meatball sandwich again!"Oh Akelade, I'm gonna miss having you around.
>>38710119Best elf. 10/10Would not bully or rape.
This was quick and sucky hope people don't mind..
>>38709180>Action: Send heroes down south to attempt an exploration/settlement of the now De-Thawing southern continent.>Roll 17/20>High End Success.Your people are honestly quite surprised by the dramatic changes that have occurred in the south and the visible changes to the Southerners themselves: Summer has finally arrived on the southern continent and it has been heralded by Dragons.Their population has dramatically increased and they've developed their own cities, townships, possessing a population size that is almost TWICE as large as your own completely comprised of Cyclopes and Cyclopes only: your quick to notice however that they've really begun to revitalize their agrarian sector and you take this opportunity to document it:>+Southern Crops "observed": Green Vegetables and Berries.>The Southern Continent hosts a number of green vegetables including Liverworts, edible ferns, and a crisp and delicious cucumber-like plant. Fruit though refuses to grow in the South, but they make up for it in BERRIES- they seem to grow a number and variety of Berry bushes that produce a number of red and blue very tart but sweet berries.... You've never thought of it before, but the South does indeed have Pies and Tarts.>+Southern Livestock "observed": Birds, nothing but birds.>The Southern continent currently herds and raises only two noticeable species of livestock: A humongous 6ft tall species of goose and some unusual bird-like, hooved, flightless creature called a "Hippogriff". Your Heroes have tasted and sampled both animals as well as their eggs and they've come to the conclusion that both are QUITE delicious-specifically the Hippogriff which possess some of the finest leg meat they've ever enjoyed.... They also appear to have a fat, innocent, and goofy looking bird- with a large pronounced beak they call a "Dodo". They do not eat it as it tastes apparently awful, but they did occasionally harvest them for their feathers.
>>38710576>possessing a population size that is almost TWICE as large as your own completely comprised of Cyclopes and Cyclopes only:Damn really? we really should've tried to integrate them and unify way earlier. It makes me wonder if this could make settling the south harder.
>>38709297>Rolled 85 (1d100)>Find a good use for electrum.>High End Success. +Changeling Influences, +Akalade's assistance.Electrum is something you've known about for quite a long time now; it was used by the Gorgons during their pre-elven civilization for the use of complex ritual and magical practices to make up for lack of magical knowledge.... but that's about it. Today it isn't used for much except for being chemically separated so that the precious Gold can be collected from it and the useless silver discarded or used in trinkets.Some of your Sages and Arcanists are curious though; curious about it's potential Arcane or even industrial uses and so they go to the one they know has the most experience with such things: Akalade. Bringing a few samples, they present it to him within his observatory and he immedietly recognizes it, "Oh, Oh! This is Electrum, where did you find this? This is honestly quite useful for Arcane construction as well as advanced and sophisticated wiring.. though, I'm afraid it's a little beyond anyone around here.. One moment." Akalade wanders off to the compiled reference, texts, and schematics he's collected and imported from his various connections on this world before he draws out an obscure and foreign book. "Listen, this will take a bit of time, but I'll call in a Machinist from the Northern Hemisphere." And with that, your sages completely forget about the favor until they idly return half a year later on a completely unrelated errand, "Oh, good, you're back! You're just in time! I've finally summoned the Machinists" Akalade presents you with a team of small squat hood wearing bird people. You immediately recognize them as the fabled "Kenku", except for two.Two of them are Parrats. Parrats in small hoods, cloaks, wearing tiny shoes, with their macaw shaped beaks and unmistakable lizard-like tails sticking out of their clothes- carrying themselves with the posture and disposition of dignified beings.
>>38711081Guys, we might have fucked them up previously, but we allowed them to find a new home.Genocide is the answer.
>>38711081Oh.....you think they remember the genocide of their people?
>>38711081Oh you have got to be fucking kidding me...
>>38711172Well...we did try to atone afterwards. Hopefully it helped.
>>38711081A FEAST IS IN ORDER
>>38711081This is our chance for full atonement, invite them back to live with us once more
Y'know we should probably have health regulations put in, like, mandatory exercise or something.Just deal with the health problems brought about by sufficient advancement before they show up, this one would mainly be obesity.I mean, our Cyclopes are qt3.14's for most of their life, I can't even IMAGINE a fat Gorgon or a Fat Merfolk, and don't want to try to imagine it.
>>38711081OOOoooH ShiiiiIIITEHope these Northern Parrats don't find out about our... Troubles with them in the past. This could be a good thing. A change to right wrongs and extend the hand of friendship and...please don't fuck this up.
>>38711306No, I think they're happy where they are, just apologize profusely.
>>38711324Hey man, in fairness, the Parrats at the time WERE actively damaging our society.They were basically our Skaven, except they didn't kill us, and were still mostly non-sapient.
>>38711172>>38711194Just gonna shuffle away for a while now.
>>38709902>>38709966>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?>Automate the processes that allow floating pots to float about without needing somebody constantly singing into their pipes.
>>38711383Dude, you gave them something to rise up against, you allowed them to become this.Although terrible, they rose from the ashes, like phoenix-x-x-x-x
>>38711419These might be entirely different parrats from an entirely different part of the world, just keep that in mind.
>>38711081One of the Kenku extends his small, clawed, and black scaled covered hands to greet one of your sages, "Greetings, one-eyed men of the south. We're representatives and Birds of Science from the University of Alaia just up north. We were told you've got yourself an excess of electrum and a shortage of personal projects to use it for." The Kenku lets out a weird, undignified, loud, "CAW" before his entourage of fellow Kenku and Parrats shuffle back and forth to unload out several large chests. "Akalade however has not guaranteed this Electrum, he has only simply made us aware of it's presence: We are prepared to offer you exclusive foreign exchange for your Electrum- it's quite a hot item up in the north you see."He extends his clawed foot forward and opens up the Chests to reveal a plethora of gold, bronze and copper coins all neatly and meticulously stacked and organized to assist in their counting and genuinity. "We are prepared to over you a vast sum of wealth for this trade agreement.." The Kenku notices your sages eyeing the Parrats.The Professor tilts his head back and forth before cawing once more, "Aahhh! I see you've got an 'eye' for Detail CAW, CAW, CAW. Those are my Slaves! I see you've taken a liking to them; we can throw them into the deal as well or perhaps establish some trade agreement!" He snaps his claw and the other Kenku push the Two parrats forward as they man-handle them to display their physical features, health, and unstained plumage."Yes, there's plenty more where all of this has come from: Coin, Slaves, we could also take requests or perhaps you'd like to peruse our catalogs or stocks?"
http://pastebin.com/TE7CxWcHPastebin To Do List.Wish I could make it public edit, but there you go.Sorry I'm late guys.
I think we've made it clear before how we feel about slaves?And we kinda fucked up with the Parrats in a big way...
>>38711594You can decide what you want to do, ask, or request of the Kenku now.This is a Trade offer/opportunity, so make your demands and rolls now.Keep in mind: Asking questions costs nothing, but haggling does.That however, doesn't mean the Kenku places the same value on certain things as you do.You'll also be rolling at a disadvantage since Kenku are pretty jewy, so feel lucky.
>>38711684Commencing purging or diplomacy?
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38711696Let's actually find out what sort of things they value. Without giving away too much that we find them valueless if that's the case. Things besides Electrum. There's a good chance there's things we can produce cheaply that they want badly.Also, let's get a full list of what they CAN produce, their major exports and technologies.
>>38711696I know we like gold and shit but not as much or for the same reasons they do. Could we talk to the Parrats?
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>38711696Ask them to give us a lot of Parrat "slaves".Give them freedom.Make up for our past mistakes.Give them a nice place to stay.Tell the Kenku we don't require to much coinage, only Parrats.They have been fighting for their lives for way too long.
>>38711696How many Parrats do you have? Both yourselves as individuals, and the Kenku civilization in total? How long have they been slaves? And may we speak to the slaves themselves?
>>38711735Diplomacy. We screwed up how we dealt with the Parrats before, this is our chance at redemption. If we 'deal' with the Kenku the same way, then we'll have learned absolutely nothing. We're better than that.
>>38711821True, I'm just worried about how hostile everyone is
>>38711696Honestly we can take their parrat 'slaves' and just treat them better ourselves, hell even "free them" create a force of willing rebels against kenku, inspire parrats to come to us the same way gorgons did in aeons past.
>>38711859>>38711756>>38711735>>38711684>>38711645>>38711594Guys.Diplomacy First.If they're dicks about it we can always reduce their kingdoms to ashes -later-
>>38711735Diplomacy for sure, at least with the parrats, i'm not super sure how i feel about the kenku themselves now though. they seem mostly alright, but the slave thing is a no go by us philosophically. But that said "Denying" their slave offer might get us more wealth... But are we the types to let slavery just happen?
>>38711900This is, of course, obviously only if they don't try to take our own people as slaves, even debt slaves.They try that shit and we proceed to >Plan ΩTorch shit.Accept refugees who aren't dicks.Recover the chicks and raise them as not dicks.
>>38711696Ask about the population of Parrats and how the Tengu came to "acquire" them.[urge to wage war rising]
>>38711594...what's in their stocks and catalogues?
>>38711912I say we can't actually stop them out right. We can however buy slaves and free them.We're still a tiny power over all, compared to the Changelings and the Kenku. And we can't be sure the Changelings, or even the Empire, will side with us if we go violent without serious provocation.We have other routes open to us.Big thing though.They don't learn how to use hymnal magic.Period.That's ours, and ours alone.
>>38711950supporting, im curious how many parrats are still living
>>38711950Caution my friend. Remember, we are still a tiny power. A handful of cities. Not a full fledged power on our own.Remember, the Changelings spanned the world once, and they considered the Kenku to be their equals in power.Even if they're not united, they probably have more overall resources to crush us by sheer attrition, especially if they can call upon magics equal to our own. Especially when considering that Cyclops are -not- warlike by nature.Hell, we're not even MEAN by nature.If they start enslaving -our- folks then we have problems and that'll stir the blood enough.Otherwise we go underground railroad method on this.Also, consider, the Parrats literally may not be sapient enough to operate as anything but slaves right now.Would it be right to take them from a greek-slave situation? Where they have basic garunteed rights? And dump them into a situation where their freedom basically means that they can no longer survive because they don't have a full handler/caretaker anymore?We need more information.
>>38712030I think the best solution would be to outright buy them all.Go full merchant for a bit, gather up a shit ton of gold, and then free the parrats. Put them into education camps and teach them to fend for themselves, as well as cyclops history and culture.Best way to redeem ourselves.
>Ask about the Parrat"Ahhh, you want to know about this Creature? We call them Kobolds; they're a bit ugly, primitive, but they're a simple enough, easy to distract, and make excellent hired hands. We don't personally produce them- we have them imported by Changeling... "Sailors".. who just scoop them up on the various scattered islands just around the Equator. Very cost effective and they don't eat much." >Could we talk to the Parrats?The Parrats do not appear to be very talkative, they hide underneath their hoods and avoid eye contact until you explicitly state you wish to talk to them. The Kenku in charge nods and clacks his beak before the Parrat lowers his hood and speaks, "Greetings, Giant Master, if you seek to purchase me- I promise that I will deliver the utmost quality in service: I am literate, can cook, clean, am familiar with basic machine maintenance and fluent in both Changeling Common and three Kenku languages." The Other parrats do not seem as eager to talk and the Kenku are hesitant to show them, "Don't mind them- they're just the hired help, they're more of a discounted product.. Zizz knows, not worth their weight in even copper let alone Electrum." He shows you, though their quality; They're visibly missing much facial plumage and they have a stern, tired, look in their black expressive eyes.>...what's in their stocks and catalogues?The Kenku get's quite excited to show you his various wears and he orders his Birds to pull out the Catalog. "Ah, yes, Yes! By all means take your time! Please, let me know if anything catches your... 'eye', CAW, CAW, CAW!" The Catalog displays the following goods: Copper, Bronze, Fertalizer, and various other alchemical reagents you don't recognize including Black powder. It does however also list various weapons, armours, and other specific tools and armaments including something called a "Firelance" you can order en masse or commission.
>>38712241Buy the black powder and fire lance. Seriously. I don't care if we aren't going to war ever, this is one technology we cannot be ignorant of.Also, offer to buy the slaves and the location of the parrat colonies.
>>38711747>Also, let's get a full list of what they CAN produce, their major exports and technologies.>Roll 14/20>Kenku does not counter roll, they want Electrum. The Kenku lists off an additional >CropsWheat, Corn, Barely, Various northern vegetables (cabbages, carrots, onions, leeks, etc..)>LivestockHorses, Cattle, Pigs, Dogs, Pigeons, Turkeys, Chickens. >"Exotic" goodsSlaves (Trolls, Parrats), Exotic Animals (Ape, Hog-Ape, Unicorn, Iridescent Deer, etc..), Clockwork Toys, etc.. The Kenku in charge is embarrassed to admit that he did not anticipate your civilization to be so invested in physical goods vs Money; in hind sight he should have expected it, but old habits die hard and it seems like forever that they've only had to deal with the Changelings "Gold standard". They find your enthusiasm and interest in physical goods very refreshing. He promises a finer selection of goods the next time he returns, but he hopes you understand that he prepared as best he could a variety of trade offers and potential imported deals.
>>38712241>>38712482With all of that out of the way:You guys should try and make an educated decision on what you'd like to do/trade for/order.Lets see some Rolls.
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>38712526Get Parrat "slaves" and give them minor freedoms, making them learn trades and go about as people.
So it seems like they've got a pretty good lead on us technologically. Not as large a lead as the elves obviously but still. And we're still not doing a whole lot with our real strength, magic. I just hope they live damn far away.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38712526Offer Electrum in exchange for slaves. Offer to guarantee the kenku more of the metal then they could ever want if they ended slavery.
>>38712563We are the best Jews EVER!
>>38712482I definitely think we should get parrat slaves, they're sort of a "known quantity" compared to trolls, Just to start freeing them and having them work along side us (and help us create machinery). I think black powder and any "fuels" they have on offer might be an idea to buy too. That way we can develop firearms and maybe some "engines" or lights.
Please tell me this one>>38712563 overrides that one>>38712595, since they kinda cover the same thing.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38712482Let's grab the following:Grab a few firelances to study, and the blackpowder. The alchemists we have on hand will be able to figure those out, and we can certainly improve on the design. Make sure we get enough to 'waste' some on the experiments we'll need. Also instructions and advice on deployment since we don't want to misuse them obviously (and it'll help us reverse engineer the stuff).Also. We want to grab wheat and barley, and corn, they'll grow incredibly well in the plains settlements if not the jungles.
>>38712655Agreeing with this.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38712685rolling to support
How slowly should we break it to the Parrats that we committed genocide against them and that resulted in them being used as slaves?I think telling them all at once and trying to make up for it isn't going to help. They'll be overwhelmed.
>>38712596Are we Jews that hate other Jews?
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38712685supportan. Come on.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38712685Supporting this in addition to our bid for Parrat freedom.
>>38712748HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!>>38712563We are indeed the best fucking Jews ever.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38712482Blackpowder Fire Lance's fuel of any sort.Maybe a few contraptions.Definitely Slaves.
>>38712789oh thank god we got a 20 and 3 supports on >>38712685
I wonder what the Gorgon's reaction to this will be.On one hand, those nasty buggers are back. On the other, they're slaves now, just like our gorgon population once was in the empire.
>>38712882I think they've probably been slaves ever since we cast that uplifting spell... looks like we hit -all- of the parats... not just the local population.Wow...wow....that makes what we did even more monstrous really.
>>38712907Everyone has their own dark secrets, no one is truly clean and shiny.
>>38712950Not really a secret if we put it on our playing cards.
>>38712950>>38712975I don't think you guys quite get how monstrous what we did is.We created a new species, that had no gods. That had not fought it's way towards sapience by natural selection, and then we exterminated the local variety, but the spell we cast must have worked upon ALL the Parrats -everywhere-.Which made them into a small, easily enslaved species that had no divine patron or help understanding what had just been dumped on them.That's way worse than just killing off the local population.Remember, each turn that passes is measured in YEARS. Each session spans about a century unless specified otherwise.We created an intelligent race with no defenses, and they were probably enslaved almost immediately.And they have spent the last few centuries, maybe millennia, wondering what the FUCK happened to them and who played this cosmic joke on them.Turned them from animals into people without giving them the guidance and knowledge or protection the entities WHO NORMALLY DO THIS KINDA OF SHIT (AKA: Gods) would give them, then allow them to suffer so.
>>38712975True, but don't know theirs beside their slavery problem.
>>38713060They did get a god amid all that genociding though. Wonder what he's been up to?
>>38713060Basically.If 0 is "not a fuck up"and 10 is "genocided the parrats"We're somewhere in the triple digits range on the scale of "we fucked up">>38713125Really? Linky?
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38713125That wasn't a god though.. it was a monster born of pyschic emotional gestalt, a monster that protects the helpless and avenges the fallen, Manaia.We should perhaps introduce our parrats to some of the Kid gods, see if one of them wants to "patron" them. Achillopilli or Foliatom are big candidates.
>Establish Electrum trade with the compromised agreement on Slavery.>Roll 99/100>HOT DUBS 99'S. -This is the real world.Akalade is there acting as the Translator as well as a few Changelings and you express to them your distaste with the handling and concept of "slavery"; you don't like "beings" being bought and sold and this conflicts heavily with your civilizations decencies and sensibilities. Your are prepared to offer the Kenku as much Electrum as you can harvest and prospect, but you do not wish to associate with slavers.The Kenku is told this, he knods, he knods some more, and then clacks his beak together before muttering to his assistance and drawing forth papers that he signs and has the Parrats signed before their hoods are taken off and an ankle ringlet is unlocked and removed from all of them. The Kenku places the papers and the anklets on the table, "We will respect your cultural practices, and by all means: if you are true to your word it we will be able to completely circumvent the need for slaves.. but the world is much larger than us Kenku standing here before you. We cannot promise an end to slavery, but we can at least garauntee you that all trading partners you interact with do not associate or make business with Slaves." The Kenku also bring out their Blackpowder equipment and merchandise: A Firelance, which seems to be some kind of metal "pot" on the end of a wooden handle, the pot is covered in cloth and there seems to be a small hole which blackpowder is placed into; this powder is lit with match, whick, or burning ember and the lance fires out a small iron pellet or multiple pellets. They also have with them Bombs; Small, balls of Iron or Rock encased around a core of blackpowder fed by a whick dipped in a blackpowder wax mixture- lit it, throw it, it explodes. You Agree to the following:>Electrum FOR Corn, Wheat, Barley, and Blackpowder weapons.>They give you one chest of Gold, copper, and bronze coins out of good will.
>>38713060Oh...so we might have made some Gods mad with something like giving forbidden fruit to an innocent creature?
>>38713213Wonder what they need all that electrum for? And how is a primitive gun better than our bells?
>>38713265I think it goes more along the lines of the gods don't give a fuck, if they did they'd probably have done something for the Parrats.I think it goes more into "The Parrats as a species are really -really- fucking angry with us if they ever find out we did this to them">>38713295Figuring out how to neutralize it with bells would be step one wouldn't it?Also not everyone can use the bells.
>>38713213So did we get any parrats from this deal or no? Not as slaves... but as freed citizens. I want to nurture these creatures. Desperately.
>>38713315Ah, we might want to tell them anyway.....gently, so they would be less confused of their existence. After all, being given high-awareness suddenly can be a lot to handle.
>>38713383They've had at least as many generations as we've had threads to contemplate their sudden high-awareness.They no doubt have come to terms with that.No, it's more the having it shoved on them then finding out that we didn't even fucking try to care for the ones closest to us.For god's sake, we basically tried to eradicate our 'mistake' instead of taking on the role of a parent as the gods do.This is going to go south -fast-.We get the slaves we can.
>>38713383We should probably ask them questions about their culture first. They may already know what we did.
The less talkative Parrats are a showing classic sign of stress in normal parrots, feather loss and plucking
>>38713431>>38713439True, we might need to discuss this next thread, this topic is pretty big.
>>38713060We did try to help them. But they keep shitting on our open hand. Nothing can be done for them now. As for these parrats we could outlaw slavery in out lands.
Poor, innocent, creatures.
>>38713564>we helped do this
>>38713213>Immediate Epilogue on this deal:The Parrats are.. "Thankful" in their own way for you freeing them, which in fact turned out that the Kenku and his team had a quite a number of them: 35 in fact. That did everything from cook, clean, maintain equipment, and some were even actual mercenaries or purchased "swords". But in all practicality; they are not going to abandon the only way they know how to live.A quarter of them excuse themselves and make the journey to the nearest changeling maritime trading city to catch the quickest boat to return to their northern, jungle, island communities.. the ones they had been plucked off from.Most of them however stay with the Kenku; they resign themselves to non-enslaved and clearly defined termed contracts and continue their terms of service.. much the same way they had before only now with pay and the legal freedom to quit if they have to. An even smaller portion of them simply stand there before they turn around and walk away; unresponsive, they just keep walking until they drift off aimlessly into the distance. The Kenku watches this and notices your people's confusion, "There's something a bit off about them, you know? As if there was something missing in their heads- they can imitate being a civilized person well enough, but there's just something empty inside of them."
>>38713547Arguably, they didn't know any better. I mean seriously. It was like expecting BABIES to understand what we were doing.
>>38713616>their suffering isn't overFUCKWE GOTTA SAVE THEIR SOULS
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38713616Called it.Fuck.They're literally incapable of functioning properly.Retrieve the ones who wandered off, bring them back as carefully as possible. We need to consult the gods.
At any rate, with all out of the way; we come to the closing event in our session and with it a choice to make:You guys can choose to spend our event on "fixing the parrats".ORWe've got a going away party to handle and presents, for Akalade.The parrats aren't going anywhere, but Akalade is.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>38713616We make places to help the Parrat.Akin to special education and asylums, just less... controlling.We need to dive deep to right our wrongs, and learning how their minds work would help.
>>38713793Akalade.The Parrats will take time.
>>38713793Akalade.We gotta do that.Akalade has been our friend, and the parrats, well, they've been broken a long time. That ship has sailed. It'll keep a while longer.(can we at least grab the ones who just wandered off?)
>>38713793Throw a going away party for Akalade.
>>38713793Akalade, time to send him off with a heartfelt good-bye.
>>38713793Akalade. I'm ready for some feels. Make sure to invite Mycea too.
>>38713793Akalade for sure...But i sort of want to at least gather a few of the wandering parrats before it happens.
>>38713793Lets do akalade... but lets see if he has any insights into this situation honestly.
>>38713903Agreed.We did a bad thing.
>>38713873Invite everyone, from gorgons to demigods to changelings!
Parrats definitely need some Atar Gull type in their midst.
>>38713977We broke the parrats, remember?
>EVENT TIME>Akalade's going away party.Akalade's work seems to have taken it's final steps forward and with the trade agreements keeping you in the area your people have been able to keep their "eyes" on the little Elf as he busies himself for his departure. You see him; running too and from the observatory, to his greenhouse, and back again while he's accompanied by a team of changeling assistance and technicians.It's been a very short century, but Akalade's finished work is something to behold: a completely stocked observatory at your civilizations finger-tips complete with an assortment of extensive translated knowledge, information, machines all cataloged from every corner of the world he had been assigned to and all the same; used to advance his own goals as well.The Sage council comes to check up on the little elf and they catch him in his greenhouse- he immediately runs out, "No- no,nononono, that's fine, that's fine- don't touch anything- I'm coming, I'm coming!!" You've never seen Akalade run so fast. He's a little dirty and he spends a brief moment fixing his air and the Sages can't help but whip the dirt from his face, "Yes- no, come on, thank you.. I've cultivated the necessary equipment to return home to the moon.. I'll be able to return home shortly and without delay, that is unless you require my further assistance on anything?"Your sages insist that they need Akalade's assistance in partying. >>38707413Akalade thinks he can help with that.
>>38714243The entire event is anything but discreet and honestly takes an entire year: Akalade is guided and spends an absolutely baller-ass times touring your entire civilization:His first stop is the Grove of Mycea where he takes in some of the best food an drink the breadbasket has to offer; he feasts on such a variety of mushrooms that he swears he'd become a mushroom himself if he eats anymore.. and then he eats a little more. He's bedded on the finest and sauciest Manticore tribeswomen the local establishements have to offer and redefines new and creative kinks he never imagined he had.. and finally says his goodybyes to Mycea. Mycea is lounging within her personal quarters, accompanied by the large and growing party of Cyclopean revelers who are joining Akalade on his "going home tour". Mycea sits up for the moment, "Are you.. sure you want to do this?" She seems a little awkward, her questionable past not very distant in her immortal memory. "You could just stay, you know.. I could see about setting something up for you- we could have a talk with her-" Akalade cuts her off, "No, no, it's fine. I've made up my mind and I've had a great time here, but what I know is too important to give up." Mycea lets out a small air-sucking "tsk" before she motions your Sages to give Akalade the "pod"."Take it, with my blessing. Your people don't deserve it, but you're a good boy. I'm sorry, you deserve better- I wish you didn't have to go, but if you've already made up your mind than I suppose there's little I can do to convince your otherwise."Akalade takes it and your next stop is Gorgon Country and a visit to the Hydra Mother.
>>38713987don't remind me...
Who are they talking about? What does he know? People need to finish their damn sentences.
>>38714435Gonna leave behind a lot of children.
>>38714435The Hydra Mother is shows an almost uncharacteristic amount of hospitality and honestly it's comforting given your people haven't had the pleasure of entering so formally her city in quite some time, it's nice to see what's changed:The Streets are alive with mild to wild celebration and it seems at any given moment Akalade is followed by one to a dozen Hydra Maidens to make sure he's having an absolutely exquisite time: He's gambled, He's wined, He goes to fine Gorgon Theater, He takes in Gorgon Beetle-battles, and takes in all venues of Gorgon Entertainment and hospitality... with exception to the food. Gorgon food is honestly terrible if you're not a Gorgon. Finally, he spends some time drinking and discussing things with the Hydra Mother, "I assume Mycea tried to stop you, correct?" Akalade nods, "Yes, she feels as though they don't deserve to be saved and I honestly don't blame her, but you know how it is." The Hydra mother lets out a deep, long, cackle and her dozens of breasts bounce in time. "Ohhh.. It satisfies me beyond belief to finally see her be a little spiteful" She lets out a long sigh that turns back into a laugh and a brief hiss, "Makes her a little more "organic", but I digress; she is right in a way. They won't appreciate what you've given them.. I doubt even you will be appreciated like you are on this world." Akalade excuses himself, "I Know, I'm not doing it for myself." Several Maidens stop him, "No, here, come on- I've got a gift for you to.. get the, no not that, get the Eggs." He's handed a large formation of amber-like material containing dozens of eggs. "Here, Mycea's pod only has insects, plants, and microbes- crack this open when you get home if you want something with a little more MEAT."
>>38714643oh shit! you're right, his "Gorgon" children might be direct elven decendents. same goes for any "female" cyclopses he's bedded... man I wonder if we'll get anything from this. All the akakids.
>>38714670wait a fucking moment.SHE GAVE HIM EGGS THAT HAVE LIFE OTHER THAN GORGONS IN IT!Fuck. She totally -can- rewire gorgon biology to have babies that aren't Gorgons!
>>38714670>crack this open when you get home if you want something with a little more MEATI like where this is going.
>>38714735oh she could be suggesting that they'll hatch into gorgons...
>>38714670>Hydra Mother gave Akalade a gorgon girlfriendLUCKY BASTARDOh well, he deserves it.
>>38714799dozens of them.Unless >>38714729 is right and she's giving him larger animals.
I'm noticing they're both saying the same thing in regards to the elves, i.e: They won't appreciate what you did for them....I wonder if Akalade is going to regret coming back.I wonder if the elves responded to the Red World's call.
>>38714831"Meat" can be interpreted several ways.
>>38714831That might be a good way to teach Elves to Respect Nature. To stomp their shit in.
>>38714870they're smaller eggs, not gorgon ones.
>>38714670Akalade's final destination is the Arcanum itself.This isn't a "party, party" trip for Akalade, this is a memory one; the party party quickly disperses and Akalade is left to wander the City he had once called home not too long ago. Akalade spends some time hitting up the various restaurants he once enjoyed in hopes of maybe spotting the few ones that have been inherited or lasted long enough for his return; only 3 remained, and one had been gutted and turned into more of a pub, but they still served the same curry, so not a total loss.Akalade spends a long time though just going through the various motions he had gone through when he was dating, when he had that adopted family- he even spent a bit of time catching up with the few ones that remembered him; Cyclopes live for about 150 or so years, but even then it's like making friends and family with people who regularly die when they're still just a "teenager". Akalade's final spot to visit is his old apartment; which hasn't been touched and has been left to grow into a small, private, thicket of mixed vegetative growth: He wades through it, cuts and grooms it down a little until he walks out wearing his old suit. The little suited elf than catches the first boat back to the mainland jungle community so he can return as quickly as possible to the Arcanum and for his destiny that awaits him within his greenhouse.
>>38714923>vote we maintain his apartment as a kind of shrine in remembrance of him.
>>38715107He'll come back, right?
>>38714923Ask if there's ever a chance of him contacting us or returning to visit.Tell him he's always welcome to return, he's as much a part of the cyclops culture as Mycea or the Gorgons are
>>38715107I vote we maintain his apartment so it'll be ready for him when he comes back.
>>38714923The little elf arrives back at his Glass-domed Greenhouse and is welcomed by a large entourage of the Sage council; they've got an assortment of presents, trinkets, and goodies of all kinds for Akalade to bring with him as he's sent back home to the Moon. There is an overwhelming feeling of excitement and anticipation, but some of the sages can't help but notice that Akalade's mood doesn't match their own, but is one of determination, duty, and resignation.. something is.. something is "off". You follow Akalade into his greenhouse and actually, truly, venture into the humid and stuffy temperature and environmental controlled structure for the first time: Akalade signs and distributes the last pay cheques his changelings will ever receives and hands them off a tidy sum of gold coins and ivory rings for all their hard work. He then extends his hands and two Cyclopes quickly grasp them as he walks your group over to what will take him home: It is a large, rotund, pulsing, fuming, "blossom"; tightly closed, with pulsing roots feeding into the ground and a visible permeable membrane that is a perfect size for Akalade to fit.The Cyclopes feel the grip of Akalade's hands tighten within their own; giving their fingers a big squeeze before he walks forward, "I'm sorry, but I won't be able to take your gifts with me; only memories where I'm going.. The Pod though and the Encased Eggs are sturdy enough though to survive the trip and will be sent manually.." Akalade slowly slides into his suit, but leaves the visor down as it wraps and memorizes his form; he seems hesitant now, in his final moments, "I.. don't know what will happen when I return: they may just take what they need and let me sit in storage for eternity, I might be forgotten in bureaucracy, I may be re-purposed, reconstituted, and used to make several hundred other elves that look just like me and sent to countless other worlds if they're not satisfied with my work.. or even if they are.."
>>38715203At least preserve the thing. Maybe write a symphony or two for him. And a statue would probably be nice.
>>38715231Don't do this to us, Akalade.This isn't goodbye. We'll meet you again, even if it's just among the stars.
>>38715276Not if they keep him immortally on ice in cold storage because the bureaucracy forgot about him.
>>38715231>I may be re-purposed, reconstituted, and used to make several hundred other elves that look just like me and sent to countless other worlds if they're not satisfied with my work..Wait, what? The elves treat themselves like tools?
Sometimes I wish we had more excuses to hangout with the NPCs in this quest.
>>38715415If I ever made a Civ Quest, it'd be focused on NPCs more.That's what Cyclops Quest has taught me. Because the side characters are really the heart of this quest.
>>38715231His composure goes back to much how you originally found him; gasping, choked up, teary eyed, and his nose running, but not because he's adapting to your world, but he cause he had adapted to it.Akalade is sad."When I originally came here I thought you were all stupid and primitive: you lived primitive lives with no pre-defined purposes, everything was magic and mysticism with you, you worshiped animals, computers, unaware of how the world actually worked or with any care or sophistication.." Akalade starts hiccuping "Even your physical forms; you're all just weird, primitive, animals bumbling around throughout life not knowing any better... BUT MAYBE IT'S ME. MAYBE I DON'T KNOW ANY BETTER."Akalade at this point is crying. He falls onto his hands and knees and he Cries.Akalade doesn't want to go back.Akalade is scared to go back because he knows he is expendable: Akalade is not an actual name; it his a mispronunciation of his serial number. Akalade was made and cultivated for the specific purpose. He is just a Construction that has had time to age and apply a false sense of self-worth to himself.Elves aren't immortal.Akalade is immortal. Akalade is immortal because he's artificial. This makes Akalade very sad.He's choking on his words, "When I step in there, I'll be turned back into a solution- and then evaporated and my information and memories transmuted and converted into transmittable psychic data through that PLANT." He's laughing, looking up at you- The Sages who have no idea whats going on and only understand Akalade is crying."Back to Goop, do you understand? My name isn't AKALADE, that's just you pronouncing my SERIAL NUMBER. YOU IDIOTS. I'M GOOP. I'M NOT A PERSON. I DIDN'T WANT TO BE A PERSON. WHY DID YOU MAKE ME WANT TO BE A PERSON?" Akalade shrivels up into himself, he's having a really conflicting time.
>>38715454Hoo boy, extensional crisis.
>>38715454FUCKITHE STAYS.LAUNCH THE POD TO THE MOON BUT HE STAYS
>>38715528But then the moon is doomed.
>>38715454You don't need a name to be one of us.
>>38715454Give Akalade a new name as a parting gift.What's the Cyclops word for "Moon"? Or "Friend"? Also, get Akalade to tell his bosses that we'll be coming to the Moon shortly and would be very displeased if our friend isn't still around or is locked up in cold storage.We're a civilization of crazy magic users. And we have friends in the unlikeliest of places. Who knows what terrible fuckups we can curse the elves with? We're worse than parrats if we want to be.
>>38715454Stay until you can take us to the stars with you
>>38715454Please... stay. Stay and die... Live life on your own terms. Fuck those jerks above. You are you. And utterly unique and... Aaauugh...
>>38715454Aw shit, we cant gonna let him go back now, he's a person whether he likes it or not.Also, anybody got that sketch of Odysseus introducing himself to a cyclops as 'nobody'? Seems rather fitting to this current scene.
>>38715528I was under the impression that the pod isn't a ship so much as a transmitter.
>>38715588>>38715528He has to go back.The elves are jerks but it'd be selfish to doom their civilization.>>38715591>Akalade is "nobody"FUCK
>>38715614>The elves are jerks but it'd be selfish to doom their civilization.You're right, but the elves are selfish already. What difference does it make?
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38715671They also enslaved the Gorgons.I say fuck the Elves. They had their chance. Still transmit the data but we aren't sending Akalade. He is too important. We can't let him kill himself like this
>>38715671We already committed genocide once.And the elves might grow desperate eventually. You don't want the moon to turn into a red world, do you?
>>38715703I don't think that can happen there. Actually I think they have the opposite problem. I think they removed magic from their world.
>>38715454Suddenly a lot of things start making sense that your people had been conveniently over looking before:The Gorgons never did recognize or otherwise acknowledge any kind of familiarity with how Akalade looked. He was never recognized as one, you just sort of... "jumped to that conclusion". Realistically speaking: Mycea could and would have probably hunted down and killed Akalade apart at any given moment if he was in fact an Elf, but he's not an Elf. Akalade is just another construction of the Elves. Sympathy, you Wonder?Also, for the longest time: Akalade doesn't seem to be very aware or explicitly knowledgeable about the Elves who had dissapeared from your world, which would make sense since he realistically had probably been MADE only after their disappearance... maybe because they deemed this world too dangerous?Your Cyclopes don't have much time to wonder though or play detective as Foliatom has been watching the entire time.. not entirely, he seems to have been collecting the parrats and only has caught your reunion in the middle. He speaks, "O-oh.. was that today?" He sets down the parrats he's collected and they wander off. "Is the outsider leaving?" He slowly walks over, his tendrils of hair have grown long and they obscure his face. He quietly gets down on his knees before Akalade and the small elven construction gains some composure.He stands up and begins tying and brushing Foliatom's tendrils back, "Yes.. that was today, I'll be leaving today." A long, drawn out sigh escapes Akalade "You don't want to go though, do you, outsider?" Akalade shakes his head and they hold one another. Akalade fakes a stern upper-lip.Akalade won't cry infront of the child. >Foliatom: Trouble Child & Youth Demi-god of "outsiders", dreams, and misery.... doesn't want Akalade to leave either.>If you want Akalade to stay, you're going to have to roll for some Idea.>This is all on you.
>>38715824Could we automate the ship? Could one of the cyclops sacrifice himself for Akalade?How could we help repopulate the elves on our world? Can Akalade breed with anyone else? What powers does Foliatom have?
Goddamnit Akalade you are "Just Goop" in the same fucking way Mycea is "Just a mushroom"
If I could begin to beHalf of what you think of meI could about anythingI could even learn how to loveWhen I see the way you actWondering when I'm coming backI could about anythingI could even learn how to loveLike you.
>>38715824Why not send the ship and stay here?
GUYS WHAT ABOUT THE HYDRAMOTHERS EGGS! CAN SHE MAKE MORE? CAN SHE PUT THINGS INSIDE OF THEM?PUT AKALADES NOTES IN THE EGGS AND SEND THAT UP HE STAYS HERE
>>38715824The ship... who else can pilot it... akalade is like Mycea... an elven construction, an elven slave. Can she fling it to the stars? The ship is a message in a bottle. a paper boat lost adrift a sea of space and time. A sacrifice... or a good shot, like an expertly slung rock into the eye of... Okay maybe how Odysseus killed the cyclops is a poor metaphor but still.
>>38715896It's not a ship, it's a transmitter.Which makes me think, is there a way to use it to transmit a message? Or is it biologics only?
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>38715824"You're right. You aren't Akalade. You're one of us. Come home."
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>38715824he was gonna automate the "launch" of everything else right? can't he do that for this one? can someone else head up instead?
>>38715824Too bad we didn't let Mycea create two of him.Or maybe, can Mycea make a doppelganger of him?
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>38715952What if we chop off his arm and send that up and then have Mycea heal him, if the info is in his genetics they don't need all of him
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>38715975You know that sorta makes me wish he got all... split in two and "regenerated" back when we accidentally bisected him.
>>38715952>>38715970>>38715975>It's late and I want to see you have your happy ending.>So I'm gonna intervene this ONE TIME and say; yes: Not all of akalade needs to be sent, per-say.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>38716029Honestly I'd feel bad about sending the clone up in his place, it'd have his memories and feelings too.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>38716031This is gonna be messy but inquire if they could do with only a portion of him. Like say, an arm or a leg. Mycea can personally heal him to regrow his arm. She's a responsible big sister
>>38716031Operation Fakalade Is Go.
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>38716091Cyclops, masters of deception
I wonder if we could get good enough at cloning Akalade that reproduction by budding is feasible.I don't want Akalade to die without kids.>>38716091>totally legit
Is it important what part we send back? Can we ask him?
>>38716115I bet he'd give his right arm to stay here.
>>38716050>>38716029>>38715975>>38715963>>38716064And with all that said; lets end this.>Not all of Akalade needs to be "sent">Roll 84/100Akalade grossly underestimates your peoples ability to problem solve and they scoop him up and start carrying him off, "W-wait, what? What are you doing?" You explain to him your plan: You're going to send him to Mycea. Mycea is going to collect a "piece" of you and then she is going to make you all better. You tell him you're family, you don't need a name, you tell him a bunch of inspirational cowboy speeches- one cyclopes in the back also confirms that you are also a lover as he can attest to the quality of your bum. There is much vigor and charisma now that OPERATION FAKALADE IS GO: >>38716091Mycea is surprised to see Akalade back so soon and with an entourage of Cyclopes yet again.. and even Foliatom is there! "My word, what has gotten into all of your Children? Akalade, what are you up-" Your Cyclopes cut of Mycea as politely as Cyclopean possible and educated her on your devious plan. Mycea becomes progressively more and more elated as a devious smile stretches across her face, "Oooohhh, that will show them, won't it? That'll really stick it to them; oh my goodness, that is brilliant. Lets do it, right now. Akalade sweety; we're gonna have to take the arm.. And Foliatom, can I count on your assistance for this, darling?" The Sage council patiently waits while Doctor Mycea and nurse Foliatom work their magic and what seems like days, they finally open up their personal quarter and quietly escort out a tired and hungry looking Akalade in a cute little medical robe made out of a thin plant membrane. Foliatom is holding some kind of.. green lump encased in mucous that he hands to your sages. "Put this into the plant, just.. just sort of squish it into there.. It won't know the difference.." They give you back Akalade and tell him to get him rehydrated and well fed since growing back arms is hungry work.
>So A New Struggle or hardship, Mothers/ fertility or mother ideals, Community, foreboding future and Downfall, overreaching, Natural disasters, “We Am Play Gods”>Fuck we gain a new research or idea, but in the process hit some knowledge we shouldn't push it too far and our population growth suffers for itI think I misread these cards The Hardship was Akalade's struggle, the hydramother was Love, our love for community/family(Akalade) The forbidden knowledge was what he really was, a construct and we had to hurt him to fix this
>>38716239>Doctor Mycea and nurse FoliatomOh my, someone needs to draw them in outfits.Also, we shouldn't forget to send the pod and eggs as well.
>>38716239>*the quality of Akalade's bum.The last thing they ask of Mycea -which they're careful to do so long after Akalade has made his leave for dinner- is to enquire about reproducing or cloning Akalade. Mycea seems a little confused at first, but she quickly understands your sentiment."Akalade is honestly quite easy to reconstruct, fix, reconstitute, and reassemble- I found that out when we were healing him, to be honest. If you wanted to make a clone of him that wouldn't be a problem, but a clone of Akalade wouldn't be a "copy" or "another akalade" it would be an entirely different person, you know this; right? They'd be more like.. Twins, I guess.. and we wouldn't have to cut him to do it: we can just make more from any piece of him: hair, nails, eyelashes, etc.. " Mycea grasps firmly onto the arm of one of your Sages, "Just a Disclaimer; I can't.. I can't fix you guys, do you understand? If you die or get cut in half or injured like how Akalade did. You will die. Akalade can be put back together again and even that was quite difficult." With that warning in their minds; the Sage council is quick to return back to that foreboding blossom with the glob in hand and Akalade in the audience to instruct the proper procedures: The Amber-encased eggs are placed within the permeable mucous membrane, as is the pod, and then finally the Green-glob the two Demi-gods had constructed for you."Now, we wait; it should take just a moment, but-" Akalade remembers he forgot to retract the roof on the Greenhouse and makes a mad dash for the controls at the side before the plant begins to wobble, gyrate, shack, and thunder with internal biological mechanization. The Mucous membrane hardens and seals, the entire growth tightens, and it's roots begin extending and acting as legs to "prop" it up- it wobbles and coordinates itself towards the direction of the moon.
>>38716383Before..It..just sort of fumes and an almost intangible beam of.. 'light'? is spat out from it? Your Cyclopes are confused, they were expecting some kind of noise or laser beam or something more climatic. But nope, that's it: It lets off steam that humidifies the green house something fierce and Akalade is just left here with a mixed look of relief and sadness. "Well... that's it I guess. I don't think any of us were expecting this, but I guess I'm.. just sort of useless now.."Akalade is cut off as the plant starts to contort on itself, ventricles flexing, and the "petals" of the folded blossum start straining on one another before they violently eject the Seed pod and then finally flexes back into itself to fire another round of the encased eggs- like plant artillery fire aimed straight at the moon. The force and kick-back of the plant creates a loud BOOM and plum of visibly vapor as it knocks everyone to the ground.Akalade apologizes once everyone gets back onto their feet, "As.. as I was saying: I'm useless now, but.. I don't mind finding a new purpose and perimeters if it's with you.. I have my whole life ahead of me to find new meaning- as long as it's with you guys." ((Alright, that's session, it's archived, go vote here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html. Sorry for keeping you here 'till 1:30am.))
>>38716330I'm On the Case!
>>38716471Try 03:30. Worth it though. Thanks for running.
>>3871649310/10 love it.
>>38716493I'll try and make a less shitty version sometime by the way...
>>38716471Thanks for running.
>>38716471You sticking around to answer questions?
>>38716471Thanks for running, this has been one heck of a wild ride. Could we ask Akelaide what life on the moon was like? What sort of technology and society the elves of the moon have, and the quality of their meatball sandwiches?
>>38716587>You sticking around to answer questions?Yep, I'll be sticking around for just a bit to answer any non-spoilery questions you guys might have.
>>38716638Can Akalade reproduce with anything? I'm not just talking inter-species here.
>>38716638Why do you like toying with our emotions?
>>38716638Do cyclopes have Spindles?
>>38716638So, are the parrats foliatom apparently rounded up part of our "Population" now? How many did he round up? (Is foliatom connected to them somehow?)
>>38716652>Can Akalade reproduce with anything? I'm not just talking inter-species here.No. Akalade may be a biological construction, but he's sterile/infertile as a "design" feature...he still has the equipment though.>>38716653>Why do you like toying with our emotions?I actually get pretty emotional too, it's not just you guys.Also it's good story telling; getting invested in characters and what not.>>38716665>Do cyclopes have Spindles?Cyclopes have looms since all they've ever worked with is silk and Spindles are more for.. wool, right?>>38716729>So, are the parrats foliatom apparently rounded up part of our "Population" now? >How many did he round up? (Is foliatom connected to them somehow?)Nonononon- Foliatom is just doing his own weird little side project. Foliatom is weird.
>>38716747wool, flax, hemp, cotton and really anything that can be used as thread to my knowledge. It more for making the thread, While the loom is for weaving it.
>>38716747>Nonononon- Foliatom is just doing his own weird little side project. Foliatom is weird.As long as the parrats get their Django moment its fine by me. Honestly I want to hug and save as many as we could.
>>38716865>wool, flax, hemp, cotton and really anything that can be used as thread to my knowledge. It more for making the thread, While the loom is for weaving it.With that in mind then we PROBABLY do have spindles and this is one of those odd moments where I DIDNT make a distinction/brain fart.
>>38716747So foliatom got a starring role this time, makes me wonder how Achillopilli and Zetocsea are doing?Or if they'll get starring roles in future threads. And how are those two doing in general?
I wonder if The Moon's going to have an opinion about our trick and about Akalade staying behind? I don't think it'd be upset but who knows with these gods?
>>38716888Okay, just want to see. I found the idea of them hand spinning everything kinda adorable.
>>38716953Yeah same here. I'm also a little worried, that if magic is dying on the moon... does that mean that the Moon Goddess is dying too?
Is the thread archived yet?
>>38717150Yes, it is!Go please go vote!!>>38716471>Alright, that's session, it's archived, go vote here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html.
>>38717174sorry didn't notice it. So are you still answering questions OP?or are we wrapping up now?