Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/39568890/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*Our Current Bestiary: http://pastebin.com/TWY0QfWA (Please have a look, but don't feel obligated to read it in one sitting- it's VERY extensive and currently in "alpha" since I'd like to make an illustrated pdf.) *UPDATED: New Animals and "Abby"Our Current Resource List: http://pastebin.com/X2EGb3Es (Sloppy)2nd week back, lets see where our story leads us this time. >+/- Environmental Development: Water levels have risen and Tropical storms are more common.>What was foretold as the coming of the "Leviathan" has translated directly over into a dramatic increase in the rate of Tropical storms; stranger yet is how predictable they are, often happening at dawn and dusk. Water levels have also risen, but they seem to have "capped": many of the channels in your cities and fields are near the point of overflowing and your beautiful sandy beaches have been consumed by the tide.(2nd post inc)
>+Political/Economic Development: Volcanic Island agricultural Lease>You now have a "lease" of sorts on the Volcanic Forge island in the south (see updated map). The Southerners are leasing you the larger portion of the island for agricultural purposes: Sweet potatoes, plantains, fungal products, spices, and livestock for slaughter and egg/dairy products are all being produced and the volcanic ashen soil has become quite productive bread basket for the Souths industrialized nation. Currently 90% of the food produced is distributed directly to the south, leaving behind a 10% excess that is exported to your own nation. >- Adventure Development: Greenhouse Fiasco>The Observatory and a small portion of the neighboring mining and forging towns surrounding it have come under the control of plant construction: they are making everyone's lives very comfortable, but they are restricting outside access. Mycea is trying to passify and solve the situation in her spare time, but she believes you should tackle the issue yourself before some of your greatest minds are "coddled to death". >+Spiritual Development: The Kids have come home>Stepping through the Volcanic gate, the black stone construction crumbles behind them as it's constricted crushed by violent vegetation that seems to abhor the spiritual door. Their brief adventure into the realm of stars and dreams is over and the following beings have returned to the waking realm of mortals: The Hydra Mother, Foliatom, and Abyzousithis. The Hydra Mother was not available for question; she briefly held both Foliatom and Abby, kissed them, before immediately slithering away. No one has seen her so far. >Both Foliatom and "Abby" are temporarily staying in the Arcanum: Abby needs to acclimatize herself as she has never physically existed before.Alright guys, go ahead: 3 rolls, any combination of Ideas or Actions. Actions are d20, Ideas are d100. Talking to NPC's costs nothing.
>>39713823>>39713847>I fucking forgot the Title.Jesus christ how fucking embarrassing.Our Current Age/Title is: Cyclops Civilization Quest: The Hymn of the Moon 2nd Chorus.
Rolled 40 (1d100)Idea: Develop feminist metaphysicshttp://plato.stanford.edu/entries/feminism-metaphysics/
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>39713847Improve our canal systems and sewer systems to a more modern degree to handle these new challenges.Our sewer and infrastructure of our cities are very behind in the times
Rolled 16 (1d20)Hooray! Starting early tonight huh. Let's try and figure out a solution to our adorable little prison wardens.Try to find out what's prompted this outburst.
>>39713980>>39713985As always I'll be sitting back for a bit until a few more of our regulars find the thread. >Hooray! Starting early tonight huh. Yep, gotta improve. Last session felt clunky.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>39713847Work on the use of steam when combined with bells, pipes and instruments to facilitate industry.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>39713980Agreed. Let's make use of underground water monoliths
Rolled 12 (1d20)Try to find our otaku who started the whole plant-shenangians mess in the observatory
Rolled 6 (1d20)Leave gifts and supplies for the Parrats and their plant caretakers to use. Try to make their new homes as comfy as possible
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>39713847Idea: Flood PrecautionsSeawalls, Dykes, Sewer Systems for Draining Water, and pumps.This Leviathan wizbizz is getting a little scary. And I figure if it succeeds we at least get a few other useful mechanisms, Pumps and hydraulics, and engineering feats to use elsewhere.
>>39713847Ask Foliatom to help. He has some domain over plants, right? Not to mention that the observatory is his home. With his, Mycea's and our botanomancers' combined efforts, we'll get it under control.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>39713847Make a present for the Hydra mother.Welcome home kind of thing.
>>39713847I say we check on foliatom and abby. Wonder how they're doing, also see if foliatom has any insights to the current Greenhouse fiasco. Whats being physical like for abby? I wonder whats going on with Antochipilli.
>>39714071Storm drains, too. Let's not have the sewers flood into the cities. Even if the idea of a literal shitstorm entertains me greatly.
>>39714139Probably the only way to get Cyclopes from being fuck all lazy
>>39714159To stop them being lazy would require the implementation of "work ethic" and "Improved logistics/management"Since the last improvement was to have someone be the designated nagger.
>>39714159But that's their best trait!Rolling to repurpose the ghost telephone into regular telephone.
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>39714205oops
Rolled 7 (1d20)Let's develop theology, the magical science of contacting the stars and our Gods the Sun and the Moon. It's been a while.
>>39714267It's litterally Fate that we won't again.
http://pastebin.com/wm0j0DWeHere's the to do list, anyone have any suggestions or additions?
>>39713847I wonder if the greenhouse fiasco would be improved or worsened with the introduction of dancing?
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>39714204Rolling for having some wise men develop our own flavour of confucianism based on altruism, brotherhood among the races and a genuine wish to do what's Best to ameliorate our Cultural flaw of being lardass sloths instilling some work ethic in the populace.
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>39714339Supporting this
>Flood Precautions: Dykes, Seawalls, updated Sewer System, Water draining, pumps and Water Monoliths.>Action: Census "reached" 5+15= Artificial "20">Idea: 71/100>High End Results. The Sage Council Unanimously decides that the indirect threat of the sea can no longer be ignored anymore and immediate action needs to be taken: Hydromancers, Geomancers, Masons, Metal Workers, Sages, Mathemeticians, Civil Engineers, and a small army of thousands of other civilians and volunteers are summoned forth to not only "flood prep" the city, but to actually update, maintain, and polish the Arcanum as it's come into a state of overgrown dereliction and decay in more contemporary times; considered more of a Jungle than an URBAN Jungle at times.The Channels are deepened and the various other Aquducts are cleaned, re-organized, and separated to keep the poo water out of the drinking water and the flood water from out of everyone's homes and businesses. The largest part of the project though is the very 'slight' raising of the lowest portion of the Arcanum which houses hundreds of thousands of people: it doesn't take as long as you'd think as everyone is quite polite about the whole thing and the sage council rationalizes, "When the floods subside, everyone in the lower section will walk out of this with another floor on their homes." The most appealing upgrade however out of this renovation is the "water draining and pump system". Cyclopes are horrendously lazy, but they're not stupid: The Cities Aquaducts and Water supply channels have been "tilted" and given curves so that the flow is more natural and creations a marginal amount of suction: Water can be moved farther, indoor plumbing is more possible, and people no longer have to shit in latrines. >+Societal Invention: Public Washroom>Seen as something of a large Deluxe outhouse to your people: They're an outhouse that can be "flushed".
Really needs to be a hard cap on the number of plant people allowed to be created.That or get Mycea to make them a truly sentient and independent species and let the problem solve itself when they don't want to work for lazy bums.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>39714339>>39714365Support
>>39714339>>mfw we'll still be there fucking our scaly waifus and smoking weed hallucinating contacts with the gods while our southern cousins will be braving the void of space.
>>39714365>>39714382Fluffwise we can consider it adopting some of the south's work ethic. Like cross cultural pollination of a sort.
>>39714411> mfw I'm totally fine with that
>>39714411That's genuinely a problem. We're spending our time reacting to demigods and suchlike, and while we do that, the south is busy becoming industrialized. We need to get our shit in motion.
>>39714291This is important, people!
>>39714448The south, unlike us, tends to get its shit kicked in by whatever gods or demigods dwell in the arctic region. Frankly I think we should head down there and see if we can interact with one of their monsters/threats before they do. see if theres ways we can improve their situation and engender good will even with the horrors. .
>>39714448We'll industrialize later, but cleaner with magic so the working-class doesn't get dicked over as bad.
>>39714466I think we should try some attempts at areomancy, if only to see if we can improve our flyimg machines. No one else seems to have our hovering pot technology but thats sort of "meh" at the moment. We just gotta be careful. Last time we tried we pissed off Zizz. Frankly i think we learned necromancy from mycea already, we just gotta figure out cooler applications that don't go into Raising the Dead Territory.
Frankly we are in the perfect combo with the south, with two tech trees being explored at the same time.
By the way, you messed up the title, OP.
>>39714380Oh and few more things:>+Technological Development: Dyke/Levee>You have also invented the Levee. The Levee is a "layered" stone construction that has a very deep section to the middle of it and a number of layered walls surrounding it that can be raised or lowered as seen fit. Essentially; it's a gigantic stone pool that can have it's walls raised or lowered to control the flow and depth of water in an area. >+Technological Development: Rope Pump>This is one of the more complicated things your society has produced, but in hindsight it's ridiculously simple: A wheel is fitted to a knotted string of rope or chain and then has a bucket or water carrying device attached to it: the wheel spins, water flows, and the buckets or containers dump the water. Some of your foundry and smith workers imagine it could be used for mining purposes as well.
>>39714502You don't "industrialize later", you're either there with the first ones industrializing or you get colonized later on, unless you're worthless as a colony like Japan.>>39714495I like how you think: we should really father some heroes and sages and go shopping in R'lyeh when we can. Also we should do something about our southern cousins isolation: they only commerce with us and would like us to do like wise but we're too involved in international, interplanetar and interplanar politics for this to be viable.I've build some United Nations Building at Mycaea city and invite them to send representatives so we can ease their ascent by our side in this world's political and commercial scene.
>>39714551>Technological Development: Rope PumpMight want to pitch that idea to the people over at the foundry. They build it, we enchant it, boom, magical mass mining.>>39714614Yes, real life history is totally applicable here.
>>39714614Just push for political unity. One big cyclops nation with a breadbasket and an industrial center.
>>39714534>>We just gotta be careful. Last time we tried we pissed off Zizz. You answered yourself.
>>39714448well we do have the bell forges, which have potential but have never been investigated for further uses
>>39714672We are technologically behind, we should work on that, because we do have real life equivalents. The Kenku have a value of approximately 50,000 coins on a single cyclops, and they're far ahead of us technologically, if they wanted to, they could do us significant damage, or simply defeat us outright if they planned it well enough.
>>39714672>>Yes, real life history is totally applicable here.You can allways expect humanoid fictional creatures invented by humans to behave in a human like fashion if only because their actions are being written by...other humans.This being True, we're setting up for a rude awakening and a meiji-restoration like period in the future.>>39714674I dunno how ok they'd be with this.
>>39713985>>39714040>>39714097>Two Step Program to solve the Plant Problem: Find the Cyclopes responsible, ask Foliatom and Mycea for help, we lied- the third solution would be magic and maybe dancing if there's time.>Roll 16 + 12>Census reached: High End Results. A small local section of your Sages Council within the province of Mycea's grove come out to where the Growth has become quite rampant: Mycea herself has actually come out and she's visibly annoyed and impatient- she's even attempt to infect it with a manner of fungal growth, but all this has achieved is there is now a symbiotic and much more rich biodiversity present in the growth and the occasional plant construct that take the appearance of a much more sexually explicit Mycea- wearing little servant girl outfits composed of thin fungal mycellium fabric. Mycea is both annoyed and now a little self-conscious about her appearance.Your Sage council politely and quite literally "knock" on the door of the Greenhouse; they are welcomed by a swarm of small plant humanoid constructs. Your Sages ask if the "Master" is at home.The Plant Constructs close the door and return 30 minutes later carrying a very old, very happy, two-headed Cyclopes who is giggling like an idiot while his plant constructs carry him around like Ants would a piece of cake. "Well Helloooo! If you're with the Church or the Government get of my lawn!" both of his heads laugh hysterically at his own joke- You can hear the other Cyclopean attendants groaning at it. "Yes? We are the Master.">How would you like to solve this, exactly?
>>39714744>I dunno how ok they'd be with this.Thats the crux of the problem. We've mostly been trade partners, and they love us and respect us as much as we do them. But thats the thing they experienced a divergent evolution from us. Where we were approached by others and accepted them and worked with them, they were approached by others only to be abused. its presumptuous at this point in time to go "Maybe we can work together and you can do what we do and make friends with everyone just like us".
>>39714708No, they couldn't.They do not have the supply this far south, we are friendly will all of our neighbors pretty much and our species magical abilities means going over open water is a great invitation for being sunk with prejudiced. Leaving only land attack available, which would lead into mycea's Forrest.Attacking us would be a very bad idea.>>39714744Seems to be working so far, there are plenty of country's in the world were multiple micro cultures exist side by side. So long as we don't repress their culture and work together for a joint identity, it should be fine. Besides, there is literally no reason not to. We have the same end goals.
We probably need to examine their culture more closely. How are their demographics? Technology? Architecture? Are they ruled by a group or an individual? Etc.
Hey what's going on? Why are there so many plant constructs around, they seem a little out of control and starting to make it difficult to reach people in the surrounding area. Also Mycea is nervous. Is everything alright on your end?
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>39714776You're fucking up everyone's lives. Stop doing that.
>>39714776Explain the problem fully and ask for the plant constructs to be limited in certain ways for the sake of everyone involved.That, or grant them sentience with Mycea as their god and don't make any more of them. This should have been limited at the start before this even began.
>>39714776What is this? a sage gone amock? a demigod in the making like Hydramother was? Ask him who he is, or who he think he is, co-opting the aobservatory like that? Thank him for taking care of the Parrats and the creatures within but its kind of rude to deny the community access to the observatory like this. Is anyone else getting Robot vibes from the plantconstructs?
>>39714779>>its presumptuous at this point in time to go "Maybe we can work together and you can do what we do and make friends with everyone just like us".Absolutely not the point of what i was proposing and you know it.
>>39714776Where'd all the plant constructs come from? Is there any reason why they're flooding the surrounding area?
>>39714776Talking is a free action right? Rolling just in case. Who are you? Can we come inside? You're kind of disrupting things.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>39714862Helps if I remember to roll.
>>39714776Weren't there supposed to be a whole bunch of moon touched cyclopes in the observatory? What happened to them?
>>39714878They've either formed an independent cult, or there's just the one guy left. both possibilities raise new and troubling questions.
>>39714776Well met, master! We have to regretfully inform you that your isolation, your eccessive use of plant Living authomata and your refusal to let anyone in or out of this structure is causing some agitation in the Arcanum,and generaly among Our People, with many being worried for your health, and curious to know what exactly is happening here.So yeah in a sense we are the Church and the Government, but we're only here to ask what's up, not to cause any damage to any one's lawn.Would you care to discuss the matter over some tea?
>>39714828>>39714830>>39714831>>39714840The Two-headed Senior Cyclopes adjusts the position of his ass in the hands of his plant constructions and listens to the questions and concerns of the Sage Council while Mycea looks and hovers over impatiently. One of the Plant Constructs hands him a cup of water and he begins answering questions, "Well, originally Akalade had shown us how to make these little guys.. but everything sort of got out of hand when we found out we could make them into more people-like shapes." His two-heads laugh to themselves as he seems to reminisce over something. Your Sages gently poke him and he starts up again, "So they started waiting on us hand and foot as all good constructions do and so we got more involved in our work and eventually it got the point that we couldn't even be assed to make more so we made a few that could self replicate so we could focus on..wait, hold on-" One of his heads tilts over and soon he's leaning 180 degrees to the side as he peers out on how the vegetation has grown quite "virile". "Well. That wasn't there last time...What year is it?" No one has left the observatory in years. The "Master" very quietly realizes he and his four companions are the last the original team of a few dozen Cyclopes who came to study and work in the observatory: in the span of maybe 50-60 years they've worked almost endlessly while Constructs waited on their every needs- to the point where even as they slowly died of old age, their bodies would be whisked off in the night and buried in the Greenhouse. As you're slowly guided by the "master" and you find out this for yourself; the light in his eyes begins to fade and the laugh-lined wrinkled face of his becomes sullen and sad. The other five attendants are all just as old, just as ignorant, and just as depressed to be updated on the news.>6 Very sad, very intelligent Moon-touched Cyclopes have been reclaimed.
>>39715100Well they might as well make presentations of the information they've collected over the years to the arcanum, and hopefully we can find journals or research of the rest of the team. Still need to do something about the plant constructs though. Ask them to end self reproduction until we find an optimal solution to the situation?
>>39715100Botanomance the unneeded plants into one big plant.
>>39714832To clarify: i wanted to ease their introduction to the world through a system they had power and control over exactly so that it doesn't feel like us imposing our culture on them. They would be able to choose Who to send and when, to have some measure of control on when and how to interact with people, so that it won't have to allways be a power struggle and they won't allways have to fear to be enslaved or brutalized by any stranger that passes.Their society will never be as multiethnic as ours: except for the odd genocide we're caracterized by our friendlyness to strangers and adaptability to new customs and technologies from outside. It's fine. But what kind of cousin lets his sibling be a neet?
>>39715171I think you worry too much.
>>39715211You might be right.
>>39715100These guys need a party and a group hug.
>>39715100The team of Cyclopean observatory workers quietly rise up and wave their hands to shoo away the plant constructs that constantly hover around them. Their legs are shakey and their joints pain them from spending days on end being carried by their small army of plant Servants.They do a few very slow old man laps around the Observatory, through the neighboring mining town, all the while kneeling down on aged joints that snap as they lift their constructions, open up a seal on their chests, and pull on an almost invisible hair-like plant membrane that pops out a small seed before the construct turns into a pile of brown mulch.It takes all day, but they eventually complete this task and the team of old men make their final stop for the day in the greenhouse; where in the center a small graveyard has been constructed by the plants burying their creators as they've grown old and died. The 6 very old, very intelligent, Cyclopes sit down in the greenhouse and hand your Sage Council the Seeds they've collected. "If you want to replant them for whatever reason you can.. You know, Mycea had been nagging us for years? We were ignoring her this entire time- we thought she was just overacting but we had never left the dome, why would we? In hind sight, maybe not the best idea." They all just sort of lay down and think quietly to themselves.>You now have Access to the observatory, greenhouse, and mining town again.>Mycea estimates the Vegetation will wither and return to normal growth in a few months.
>>39715155I'm not sure that's a good idea. Let's have Mycea give her opinion. I guess technically they're a new species? Is there anything we can do to help them realize that thy're helping us to death
>>39715278They have become old men full of regrets.Should we saint them like we did the Weeping Sage?
>>39715278Give the seeds to Foliatom and tell him what happened. Mycea is mushrooms. Foliatom has actual plant powers.
>>39715329They will make a nice parable about being too lazy or living off of others working for you. But i do not think they are worthy of sainthood.Really we should take them to socialize at the pubs and get them settled back in to society a little.Meanwhile get them to train up more people for the observatory, to carry on the work Properly this time.
Anyway, that's three.You guys can go ahead and roll for new Actions/Ideas. >>39715346This would count as a free "interact with npc" thing.
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>39715377Give seeds to Foliatom while we check up on him and his new girlfriend. See what we can get themRolling for improving our cities infrastructure. Roads, sewers, city layouts, etc.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>39715377Rolling Again for this:>>39714339Since it and its support got ignored. The Scientists in the Observatory will make a good parable.
Rolled 18 (1d100)Rituals of adulthood- trials of physical, spiritual and mental aptitude to mark the passage of adolescence and to clearly define children from adults.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>39715377Since the plant constructs are fading, maybe we should check on how well they've treated the parrats. Maybe we can take care of them now.
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>39715427Supporting both those things.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>39715377Improve magical knowledge: Laylines.Mana, magic and life force flow through this world, so were does it flow most strong? and could that be used?there certainly has to be a reason why for example the arch was built were it was.
Rolled 15 (1d20)Construct shrines for the god kids+Zeto likes animal sacrifices. build her some shrines and pot a positive spin on it by donating the meat to the needy +Chip likes art and corals. build him an artful, baller home of coral in Coral City +*hell, make it a coral palace and declare him the patron god of that neutral territory +Foliatom likes SCIENCE! and lives off of plants. build him a massive house full of gardens in/near Observatory City
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>39715448Support. These guys would definitely be a good example of how personal hard work is so much better than relying on servants>>39715481Support roll for this also
Rolled 13 (1d20)Make the ghost telephone a ubiquitous thing.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>39715377Build and organize the heros better, so that we get more from the ruin adventurers and less needless deaths
>>39715377I'd Also love to have a little chat with Foliatom and Abyzousithis when they feel like coming to the Arcanum for a visit: Abby could help us with demonology like Myce is helping us with Necromancy and i'm sure Foly has a lot to tell everyone about his fantastic adventures in the otherworld and we might finally get some new chapter for our mythic cycle.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>39715377Idea: Develop areomancy in conjunction with our various flying machines. See if we can get some more impressive flying machines.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>39715548supoooooort
>>39715481>mfw someone reposts my pastebin from a month ago>>39715509Provide government aid for them to escort researchers into the ruins? I want to know more about the snake ruins. Might explain Orochidina's deal for when we have to deal with her again.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>39715377Any chance of getting in touch with Chip? I'm worried about the kid. He's on the moon on his ownsome and i don't think he's given us a call?Do we roll to get in contact with him?
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>39715548All of my supports
>>39715597Thankfully you rolled the wrong dice.>>39715594Chips fine, and probably a little preoccupied with the cougar goddess monopolizing his time.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>39715594Would probably be a channeling attempt. >>39715548>>39715597...anon pls
>>39715582I believe we can fly.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>39715548Support
>>39715651...OP, what happens when you summon someone mid-coitus?
>>39715427>Give seeds to Foliatom while we check up on him and his new girlfriend. See what we can get themFoliatom and Abby have been staying in and around the Arcanum for a while now: Abby does not feel comfortable around mortals though and the two of them have been staying in the highest confines of the Arcanum where the spiritual immersion is most dense. Foliatom has been an absolute delight to be around, he doesn't talk much and he prefers to come out later in the day, but he's been assisting in rituals, alleviating the flood construction efforts, and has been hosting some lectures in the halls of the arcanum- going into great detail on the inner mechanics of numerous theological and arcane studies. A few months pass, but you eventually get the seeds to Foliatom. He doesn't say much, just asks a few questions before looking off into the distance in the direction of the observatory and seemingly become aware of "something". He thanks you for your sages effort and stows the seeds away in his coat of eyes. Abby never leaves the Mana pools. Your Cyclopes occasionally come to visit her, but she's incredibly sheepish.The Gorgons NEVER visit her; Gorgons appear to demonstrate a visible and worrying fear that walks the line of genuine horror triggered by the presnse of Abby- as if the Gorgons see something your own Cycloptic people are unable to perceive. Abby only seems to be comfortable in the presence of Foliatom and no more than 10 Cyclopes at a time.
>>39715678We could probably make her some kind of veil dress that hides her visage from others if that helps her feel more comfortable.
>>39715678Maybe we ask our waifus about this.And we better be taking notes of those lectures to compare with the Scrolls.
>>39715678I wonder if there's some strange perceptual thing going on between abyzousithis and the gorgons, they see her for what she is, or she appears to them fundamentally different from how she does to us. Maybe its something that occurs amongst all demigods. Would a non cyclopean race see Antochipilli as a cyclops?
I always imagined Aby's claws less like crab claws and more like Hiroshima claws.hands for some reason.
>>39715787I think so. SHe is after all created from the mass abortion of innumerable gorgon eggs after we went all /pol/ on the newly sentient parrats.As a race of mothers she must instinctively fill them with dread
>>39715678Well we would never cause discomfort to our guest. We'll just be good and gracious hosts for all the time she wants to stay and try not to bother or inconvencience her too much if she's unconfortable around people.
>>39715818That's the "trust" part of "trust, but verify."What's gonna be the "verify" part? Even the cyclopes were unnerved by her last thread.
>>39715859Yeah pretty much this. As much as we like her, she is fundamentally different, in that she is a patron of strictly negative things. Does she cause people to be sterile in her presence? does touching cause instant egg explosion? >>39715874What about hydramother, hydramother hugged abby too when she came back.
>>39715901Yeah the fact that Hydramother had no problem hugging and giving her strange daughter affection is a good enough reason to me to trust her
>wise men develop our own flavour of confucianism based on altruism, brotherhood among the races and a genuine wish to do what's Best to ameliorate our Cultural flaw of being lardass sloths instilling some work ethic in the populace.>Roll 96 >Roll 44>Near complete success in the past, met with DUBS in the present.>Weird successful Results. It started a few years back: He began his career as a calligraphist on one of your smaller, rural, islands doing commission jobs for signs, shops, boats, while living out of his sister's home and making enough as to not be a burden, but at the same time kind of being a bum.His writing however became extremely popular with sages and youth, even though for all intense and purposes his mission statement summed up was, "If everybody was just a little less lazy, we could all collectively be lazier." His "essays" if you could call them that; became even more popularized among the foreign workers farming the Volcanic islands, but remained only as a cult-status book since the more industrial minded southerners wrote it off as "The rantings of some LOOSE Islander; and to not be taken seriously." It wasn't until a tongue-in-cheek personal essay criticizing the papers- written up by a retired Foundry worker from the South did this entire thing explode: He wrote upon the importance and value of a proper work ethic, of the satisfaction of sleeping and eating after a hard days work, and even when the days are cold and the blast furnace rages on and there's no solace in life- you can always depend upon your own two hands, etc.. etc." Fast forward 5 years later: you now have an entire Generation of Island Cyclopes with increased job satisfaction and whom are significantly less lazy. The Original Cyclopes? He still does Calligraphy, but he eventually opened up a small print shop in the coastal jungle city neighboring the plains; he has three husbands and one wife.
>>39715859The verify part comes without saying:They're in the Arcanum, litteraly a step away from our mana, our stronger casters and the place from wich we usually call our God, that awesome ball of fire Billions of kilometers in the distance, down to earth to bitchslap eagles as big as continents for us. I 'm sure as long as she's here we can verify all we want without anyone ever being none the wiser, or even just keep our eye open for anything strange and leave it at that.She's in our Place of Power, we have all advantages here.
>>39715948This guy sounds like fun. We've got a published author in our midst now. I wonder if this is a trend that will continue.Will we get us a Voltaire or Descartes next? An Alexandre Dumas?
Oh goddamnit, next turn we have to ask the remaining observatory sages what they found out before they die.
>>39715948>>All i ever wanted: the post.
>>39715974She's bathing in world-reddening stuff placed in our biggest magical nexus, surrounded by the most naive guards of the multiverse and also by one of our two metropolises. She could totally open a portal to the Red World if left to her devices.Not sure if OP's asking for rolls or writing, but rolling for producing more of that phone we gave Foliatom.
>>39715948This shit needs to be rewarded. Council, reward!
>>39715472>>39715427>Rolling for improving our cities infrastructure. Roads, sewers, city layouts, etc.>Census reached: 55+84>High end Results met with Above Average DUBS>Interesting, very successful, results.>+Societal Development: >>39715948 Dramatically Improved work Ethic>Young adults and Youths are no longer shying away from "blue-collar" jobs: there's been a sharp and dramatic increase in the rate and employment of Masons, Ditch diggers, Gong Farmers, Brick-layers, Geomancers, etc.. and all levels of more tough urban jobs as the younger society grows some ironic appreciate for "dirty jobs".The Local Sage councils takes note: The infrastructure in your two oldest cities has become quite noticeably derelict and the entire situation is lousy with graffiti, jungle vegetation, nesting animals, and GRASSMEN; they just stand there and when you're not looking the start shuffling, they shuffle and move so slowly and before you know it they've grabbed you...only to shuffle more! >+Societal Development: City Workers>Cities now employ a small army of workers: usually young, entry-level workers that maintain, fix, and keep the cities clean as they re-stone the roads, clear out "low level monsters" such as Grassmen, and even trim the advancing jungle vegetation to keep it from consuming peoples homes and businesses. They're also in charge of assisting the Gong farmers and the monthly cleaning and inspecting of the Sewer- oh my god.>+Interesting Bonus: Caught it in the nick of time; Foreshadow of the horrors of excess sewage. You've had cities that have sustained millions of Cyclopes for generations and have never committed much infrastructure into cleaning your Sewers: You got lucky this time. Your people have a lot of Magical Waste. No body wants "Sewer" Elementals and you won't have them if you keep it up.
>>39716051I think you are overestimating the danger: if anyone can fry her if she tries something stupid, he is there at the Arcanum.
>>39716236She's demigod-tier strong.
>>39716216>No body wants "Sewer" Elementals and you won't have them if you keep it up.I kind of do. So we still have one more action left before rolling again right?
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>39716281Yes but we had>>39715548Support by God! Support!
>>39716267Didn't help hydra mother when we messed with her and we were in her turf
>>39716216The Joy of linked rolls!
>>39716216>GRASSMEN; they just stand there and when you're not looking the start shuffling, they shuffle and move so slowly and before you know it they've grabbed you...only to shuffle more!THE FIENDS!
>>39716407I BET THEY HOLD HANDS?LEAVES IN PUBLIC TOO!
>>39715548>Develop areomancy in conjunction with our various flying machines. See if we can get some more impressive flying machines.>Roll 97 + 1 + 66>Most interesting rolls on census taken:>Overwhelming Success, met with perfect failure, and OMINOUS INTERESTING RESULTS. Your people have become very inspired and enthralled by your floating and even flying pots: people take rides in them, people float and have them soar around the island, but for the most part they've been restricted to the use of trained Cyclopean men and women of advanced Arcane Sciences; not just ANYONE can pilot, build, or handle one of these babies- especially when they reach a top speed of 20km an hour. Though, Cyclopes have been quietly making advancements in Flying pot technology and asking themselves important questions: How "big" can we make this thing? What exactly is holding it up? Is it the Air it pushes out? Or is it the Magic pushing against the Earth itself? Would this be easier to do with Areomancy or Geomancy? Several tests and models are made: Some made out of clay, some made out of wood and metal, one very expensive one made entirely out of metal and all of them with various propelling arcane mechanisms. One relying on Geomancy, another on Aedromancy, and one with a "hybrid" mechanism. Things however truly get out of hand when Pedals, Sails and rudders are added- steering Mechanisms, SAILS, as well as lighter and more durable materials: different clay and metal mixtures.>+ Magi-tech/Arcane Invention: Flying Ship>Lacking any Aerodynamic engineering in mind, the "Flying ship" looks like a gigantic, hovering, pot covered in sails, lined in holes, and hosting a dozen or so cyclopes simultaneously amazed and afraid of their results. Possessing the ability to STEER, Sails for stability, and an inner arcane finger-thin metal paneling; it promises a safe ride that is almost guaranteed not to spin out of control and dump it's passengers.
>>39716513>>Lacking any Aerodynamic engineering in mind, the "Flying ship" looks like a gigantic, hovering, pot covered in sails, lined in holes, and hosting a dozen or so cyclopes simultaneously amazed and afraid of their results.WE'VE BECOME ZYZZDESTROYER OF INFRASTRUCTURE
>>39716513Continued Results:In the end, the "propulsion mechanism" was derived out of a combination of monolithic Geomancy and Aeormancy engravings and constructions. The Flying Ship is capable of BOTH hovering AND legitamit flight as the Geomancy polarizes and dissipates the weight of the construction itself with advanced Aeormancy techniques provide lift and push against the weight of the passengers and it's cargo.... Your Cyclopes vaguely understand this, for the most part they're simply enthralled by the novelty of flying around in what they perceive as "style". Later models are painted and have either poetic or inspiring things written on the sides of them, only later becoming more common place underneath very stylized of Handsome/Cute Cyclopean Men, Women, and one very particularly sexualized image of the Hydra Mother dramatically constricting a dinosaur that became so popular your Engineers and Masons made a print of it so they didn't have to constantly re-paint it. There was also a Mycea one that was more of a Mural and possess a breadth of style, showmanship, and LEWDNESS; but it was later banned as your people were very eager to show it to Mycea herself and she was simultaneously embarrassed and flattered.
>>39716688Aaaannd that's "three".You guys can go ahead and roll for New Actions/Ideas.
Rolled 29 (1d100)>>39716713Idea: Take steps to prevent a Red World scenario.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>39716713Have the observatory scholars report on their findings
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>39716713Offer new technology that has been gleamed over the years to the gorgon states, offer exchange of ideas and talented individuals to teach and instruct each other on their homelands culture and strength
Rolled 80 (1d100)PhonesLike what we gave FoliatomWhy won't anyone support meWe could revolutionize the world
>>39716713Increase efficiency in production of goods- squeeze every last part of the process to produce more for less material and labor
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>39716688Interview Foliatom and his girlfriend about the effects of mana poisoning are like on a world and it's inhabitants.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>39716740Support. We should hear what they have discovered from themselves instead of looking through their notes and research
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>39716713>>39716786Dice
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>39716713Lets check on the observatory parrats. Make sure they're doing okay without plant constructs taking care of them. Rolling in conjunction with >>39716740
>>39716713Make better relations with the Dinousar tribeswomen, ask around if they want to help guard trade caravans and provide training for our adventurers
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>39716688Investigation into the Horror-terrors emerging from the ice of the South. Send an expedition of our greatest occultists and monster-wranglers and sages.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>39716839Damnit I can't believe i forgot the dice
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>39716831>parrats>actually a good rollFucking supported
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>39716831Help the Parrats!Maybe we should get Foliatom to plant some Plant Caretakers specifically for taking care of the parrats only
>>39716740>>39716797>We should hear what they have discovered from themselves instead of looking through their notes and research>Census Roll reached: 9+16= overshot 20 by 5.>+Consistency bonus+ >High End Results overall.The Elderly researchers, sages, and arcane scientists have been in the care of Mycea ever since their departure from their studies at the observatory. Mycea's never mentioned this, but she secretly loves old people. She finds them adorable.The Elderly arcanists feel as though they've swapped one doting overlord for another as Mycea constantly sends fungal shoots to look after them, peer over their shoulders, and keep the elderly NEETS company. In between avoiding Mycea the elderly Arcanists hand you copies and designs of all their past and present works:>+Magical Development: Advanced Elementalism: Metallomancy>"This wasn't actually something that Akalade taught us, but was something we adapted and pioneered ourselves with what Akalade taught and told us about the consistency and "spirit" of earth-based materials.. don't let Akalade known I said "spirit"; he had a much more official term for it." Theory would dictate that Metal is more or less a processed extension of EARTH, but this is incorrect: Metal is a pure, elemental piece of the universe. "Earth" as most know it is composed entirely of impurities and compounds produced by living beings; that's why it's so easy to bend. Earth is an extension of life, but metal is an extension- a voice, an ECHOE of the greater reality. >+Magical Development: Advanced Elementalism: Cyromancy. >"Ice isn't something we get to experience very often.. Unless you're from the South where they experience perhaps a little "too" often. Akalade directly taught us this- he made an important distinction that there was more to ice than just "cold water". To create ice is to control a fundamental principles of energy: There is no cold, there is only the absence of Heat and thus Energy.(part 2 inc)
10th 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/Mind
>>39717100Shit I should go and write those last 4 or so cards shouldn't I?
>>39717077>>39717077Fridges! Magic guns! Possible upgrade for the Forge!I'ma fap now.
>>39717126That would be nice. It would give me ideas on what else to draw and how to theme them more. I think its really The Trio and The Merman that need writing. But i'd have to double check.
>>39717077>+Magical Development: Advanced Elemantalism: Applied Botanomancy>+Spritiual/Philosophical Development: Mendelian's SOUL>"Akalade taught us a long of things- or at the very least tried to. One of the things we struggled with most though was his constant need and affinity for his own appliances and knick-knacks to be made out of "plants". We could...never replicate his level of sophistication; it was beyond us, but we made our own advances in time once we rationalized it under our own terms." Souls are not stagnant; they are alive, they change, they constantly shift partners, owners, and a single soul can be used to alight endless vehicles of life. Diverse and powerful souls are independent and cannot be controlled; but plants, microbes, and simple forms of life possess simple souls that are open to suggestion. Over generations they may be shaped, direct, and re-purposed for varied uses as they physically express themselves. "One who works with souls though should work with caution; lest he start accidentally putting his own soul into his work.">+Technological Development: Green Houses>When asked why Akalade never taught them more about technology, gears, mechanisms, they bashfully reply with a sheepish grin "We never said we were very good students- we excelled at magical and arcane studies, but.. well.. math is hard!" Akalade however was able to pass onto your people the proper techniques and methods of constructing "greenhouses": Glass domes, supported by specifically blown thick honey comb shaped glass panels that let the sun in, but keep the cold out. They admit though, that they've never been able to construct a Greenhouse as perfectly as Akalade, "We'd still need metal framing- the one by the observatory is a damn flawless work of Art."
>>39717262Time to start building Greenhouses for our Southern cousins
>>39717298More importantly, the ants.Their problem is their voraciousness-we get rid of that and maybe they'll stop being so abrasive to others.
>>39717262... so did the plant constructs have complex souls? or no? cause i'd feel REALLY bad considering we just seed-ified them. Your pic makes me vocalize horribly adorable sounds op i hope you know that.
>>39717332Don't you mean eye?
>>39717378>Southern Cyclops Gendo>Cyclops Shinji>Cyclops Rei>Gorgon Asuka
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>39716785supportan.
>>39717422Don't give me ideas anon.Its not like we have a bunch of gods and demigods that could also readily fulfill the role. Hydra Mother would be obvious.
>>39716831>Lets check on the observatory parrats.>roll 20/20>Full disclosure on the Situation.After swapping notes with the Elderly Arcanists; you ask them about the nature of the Parrats you've witnessed coming in and out of the observatory's greenhouse. They all manage to escape Mycea's clutches as one by one they ask one another if they any one among them knew anything about the Parrats. Their stories seem to riddled with nothing but personal anecdotal experiences with the Parrats as nothing more but "pests", but one of the attendents luckily enough does has an interesting piece of information. "I had worked very closely with Foliatom compared to the others- he was a young master and he didn't speak much, but he was incredibly interested in the relationship between the Mind and the Soul as well as the study of plants, animals, and dreams. You know, he wouldn't often spend more time sleeping than experimenting.."He proceeds to rant on for a half an hour about nothing interesting or constructive until you catch the tail end of his run-on-sentence, "Reach into the realm of dreams, in an attempt to devise the true reality of the waking world: what extent do the mind and soul have one another- can thought supplant reality? "The Attendant then takes a nap. Mycea quietly leans over to scoop him up and gives your people some passing advice, "I mean no disrespect when I say this; Foliatom is a good child- he turned out better than I could have ever imagined, but a soul can never be destroyed.. it can be split apart, but it only ever truly 'changes owners'."
>>39717422Shinji is clearly Foliatom, while Zeto is Asuka. Mycea is Rei. Akelade is that gay dude who was evil all along.
>>39717540>Reach into the realm of dreams, in an attempt to devise the true reality of the waking world: what extent do the mind and soul have one another- can thought supplant reality?THE DREAMTIME
>>39717540>it can be split apart, but it only ever truly 'changes owners'That doesn't sound good.Why doesn't that sound good!?
>>39717540Your sages however are not interested in side-quests at the moment; they have Parrats to check up on! They excuse themselves and immediately make their way over to the Greenhouse which now lay abandoned; save for the abundant growth of flourishing self-sustained plant life that remains inside. The Greenhouse is actually much larger than anyone had ever noticed- it takes your people 2 entire days before they finally find the parrats and what they can only guess would be the entrance to Foliatom's "room".Thick, rich, and healthy jungle growth surround what appear to be some mixture of plant and fungal mound molded and grown vaguely in the shape of an organic structure that resembles entrails and organs in it's construction and design; a Ventricle-like door seems to be the entrance, but it is sealed shut tight and the entire.. "room" seems to flex and convulse in protest when any attempt is made to come closer to it. Half buried in the greenhouses soil; this weird, pulsing, disturbing mound.. has numerous little "doggy door" sized holes and channels that open up revealing mucous membranes that allow only certain creatures to permeate them: Birds, Reptiles, Flying reptiles, and the occasional Parrat. Your Sages attempt to "poke" Foliatoms room with a stick, but any aggressive or rude disturbance towards them fills their mind with a sense of.. almost "apologetic retreat."The Sages excuse themselves.This is all very weird.
Maybe the guy who said something about a giant plant familiar was right to an extent, then. If we make many plants with small souls, they're dominated by their programming- helping us. If we instead make fewer plants with bigger souls, they manifest their own will. I doubt they'll overcome their purpose entirely- even Akalade, whose soul was likely at least as big as a gorgon, was obsessed with fulfilling his mission. The question is how big exactly should the souls be? At what point does this become dangerous? At what point does it become unethical? Is it already?I vote we don't fuck around with souls until we understand them more, especially considering Akelade, demons and probably angels were all created by soul magic.FYI, I'm suspecting mana works the way vys does in Banished, if anyone here reads that.
So!With all that said: Think you guys are ready for your daily climatic sub-quest ending?If you're up to the task: We've got our own Horror-terrors at home we have to deal with and acclimatize, so if you'd like to.. we can bring this session to a close for the week as we:>>39716841>>39716797>Interview Foliatom and Abby and get some answers out of this potential horror-terror and red world business?
>>39717811Sure, that works
>>39717811I'm game OP. Though I'm more worried than ever with the parrats of the Observatory. Lets have fun with Foliatom and Abyzousithis
>>39718060Yes.Fun. what's with all the doomsaying all of a sudden?
>>39718214get in the robot, Foliatom.
>>39717834>>39717855Well, alright then here we go.Foliatom and his guest have staying within the Arcanum for a few years now and all the while Foliatom has been really opening himself up more and more; letting his individuality really shine as others come to know him on a more personal basis. The most note worthy thing however is his constant lectures on astronomy, theology, and metaphysics, but what's more interesting and appealing is the Aura of "Dreams" he seems to give off. People napping or sleeping within the presence of Foliatom wake up and later express some of the most beautiful, vivid, and wondrous dreams they've ever had; inspiring them, motivating them, and dramatically improving the moods and moral of hundreds of people. The Same cannot be said though about Abyzousithis. No one "hates" her, per say, but your Cyclopes feel mildly uncomfortable around her and the feeling seems to be mutual at times. They insist in their hospitality though as they see the potential for her to be the consort of Foliatom... and honestly your people are 'crazy' interested in what happens if demi-gods fuck. Do they make a real god? Do they make more Gods? What will come out? You don't even know what their Genitals look like!What however can't be ignored is the Gorgons reaction to Abyzousithis; they fear her, they express a real and startling phobia- the worst of them genuine horror at her mere presence. This has isolated "Abby" from the rest of the city, but how should we begin?>Where should our investigation begin?>Common sense would dictate to just directly ask Abby, Foliatom, and perhaps the Gorgons about whats going on?>But maybe you, the anons have some suggestions or ideas?What do you guys think?How should we do this?
>>39718253>>Common sense would dictate to just directly ask Abby, Foliatom, and perhaps the Gorgons about whats going on?Let's start here. It seems reasonable enough, and if that doesn't work we try asking the Hydra-Mother (if she'll see us) Mycea, and even ask our local sea demigoddess even if she doesn't like us very much, we don't want Foliatom to have to choose between us and Abyzousithis, and she's always wanted what's best for her siblings.
>>39718253Start discreetly. Interview gorgons of various levels of fertility, magical aptitudes, and breed, see if there's a correlation between motherhood, or cyclops blood. Have them elaborate on their feelings around Abby.Also worth investigating might be the mana baths she used when she isn't there. Is the mana changed in any way? Does it become less or more?
>>39718253I suppose asking them would be the best. If we want we could experiment with Aby's repulsion field- does she need to be in line of sight? Would her standing next to a wall affect a gorgon on the other side? Is it any particular gorgons who feel her more then others? Anyone or anything that doesn't seem bothered by her? Maybe we could expose her in short doses over a long period of time to people to normalize the reaction
>>39718253I want to ask based Mycea as she'd never lie to us, but the presence of a demon might make her flip out, what with her previous experiences with the Red World and all. We should probably leave that for last. >>39718378>>39718317Practically guaranteed to make her feel even more uncomfortable. Silly cyclopes and their utter lack of tact.
>>39718253No one has touched her, other than probably Foliatom. I think the one thing I want to investigate is her "power" over her domain. Which might be the primary thing that makes Gorgons hate her and us unconfortable. Does she have an egg obliteration ray? Does her touch cause zygotes to shrivel in sheer terror? That said, it would be CRUEL to experiment on anyone sentient. To ask someone to, stand in front of Abby to see if they can have kids afterward. Some testing might be required though.How do we feel about animal testing?
>>39718253Does magic nullifying iron help any with this 'awkwardness field' aby projects?
>>39718460We could bring forth a fertile and an infertile gorgon, see if there's a difference in their reactions.If we pay them up front and give them full disclosure, it'll be morally correct imo. There must be someone who can have children but doesn't want to. Arcanum is a big city.>>39718504You mean platinum.
>>39718527Whichever materials and rituals nullify magic, we could try that
>>39718537Have we ever figured out if such implements effected magical creatures in some way?Like did we ever directly experiment with Iron on Hydra Mother or Mycea before. Cause if Iron nullifies magic... does that mean it could KILL or HURT magic creatures?
>>39718317>>39718347>>39718378>Start discreetly.Your "investigation" committee decides to start small and work their way up: They need to try and find out what the Gorgons are seeing and what's got their little snake covered heads in a tizzy. The sage council will have to start looking for their answers in the Gorgon district of the Arcanum.Past the Mural to the Hydra mother and into the Square of the district your sages host a small and polite get together to receive public Gorgon opinions on the Demi-godess Abyzousithis, they put forward a simple line of questioning; "What does "Abby" look like to you?" The results are interesting, but some of their claims are conflicting. "She doesn't make sense; how she looks I mean. I thought maybe I was just seeing things since the Cyclopes boys don't notice anything, but then I saw how the other girls looked at her- how some of them even ran away from her and now I don't really know what to think. She doesn't seem to.. she's like a cloud? Like a Cloud made out of constant, wavering, flowing parts of people and animals.. I couldn't look at her for that long, but that isn't even the worst part; it's the smell, the sound, she- that thing, it constantly chimes out this horrible, clattering, echoing, rusty noise and there's this constant, salty, bloody smell that surrounds 'her'." This was a claim that seemed to sum up most of the middle-aged Gorgons complaints; the Older ones seem to be more explicit in both their description and trauma.The "Native born" though, the Cyclopes sired Gorgons- They don't seem to have as much of a problem with her.. They at the very least express a distinct "discomfort", but they don't seem to express an ability to perceive this "cloud" the other's seem to swear by. >Where would you like to go with this information?>We could go and see Mycea or we could find the Hydra mother and ask her directly- she's had the most contact with Abby.what should we do next?
>>39718446Hey, we'd do it with TACT. Subtle like. Explain that we want to figure out a way so that more people can interact with aby, and so she can be happier too
>>39718707also make sure to send a SMALL group of Cyclops to ask about this, we should start with Mycea.
>>39718707Let's bring Foliatium into the loop on this and he can float it by Aby. Meanwhile we'll bring our research to Mycea and start looking for the hydra mother, I guess checking her old haunts in the Gorgon Empire first and then moving outwards. We have many hands after all
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>39718707Hmm. Gorgons were always super sensitive to magic. Can we roll to find a way for our sages to bring their sensitivity up using various mediums and rituals, or is that something reserved for civ mode only, seeing how it might improve our society as a result?
>>39718707I'd say to find the Hydra mother and ask her directly.
>>39718707You know I wonder if the "island" gorgons are "immune" because of Cyclopean heritage, or the nature of Hydramother's intervention in allowing for the cross breeding.
Rolled 78 (1d100)Mycea hates demonsHydra Mother hates usI'd rather roll to commune with the Moonshe seems to know about fertility
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>39719031I'll support this on top of the other Anon's suggestions
>Bring Foliatom into the loop, Ask Mycea, and try and look for The Hydra Mother.Your Council divides two groups: One group to de-brief both Foliatom and Mycea on the entire situation and one to go and look for the Hydra Mother.>Mycea's side of the StoryThe Council decides that it would take too much time, money, and resources to make the commute over to the province of Mycea just to ask her a few questions, so you opt out for the cheap method and simply summon an Astral projection of her to communicate with within the Sanctum of the Arcanum. You procure the reagents, align the monoliths, and all the necessaries hymns are sung for the ritual and soon the area is a lit with the comforting, cool, lighting of her divine fungal presence of Mycea's projection. "Oh, my, well this is rather formal, to what does this mushroom owe you most honorable sages the privilege of a summon? My, my, don't I feel important?" She giggles and her light-borne extension reclines down with open arms to welcome your Sages closer. Foliatom is off to the side- in the Audience, a quiet spectator. You ask about "Abby" and she sits back up immediately: her cheer and formality gone and her gaze very briefly shifting from Foliatom and back to your Cyclopes. "What of the new child?" She expresses a level of concern you had not anticipated and your sages are quick to debrief her on the topic. She does not seem relieved, but she seems to show maybe more "discretion". "Divine beings by nature are shaped by the psychic echoes of peoples dreams, admiration, respects, and feelings; both from the past and the present.. There's no doubt she physically exists, but obviously there's some internal conflict between your Gorgons "memory" of her and your own. I'm not at liberty to say which is her real form, because frankly I don't know..but I think the best course of action would be to treat her hospitality and affection.. Love is as always a very powerful force when it comes to suggestion."
>>39718707See if we can find a way to nullify or at least bring this distortion field into focus for cyclops, try platinum, design new rituals >>39719031>>39719065I disagree. The Moon doesn't know Abyzouthis from adam. We should talk to Mycea, she won't hate Aby once she sees what a good person she is.
>>39719031Moon is definitely the most impartial in this case. I mean she pretty much was the one that set Foliatom and Abby up. But I don't know how difficult it could be to communicate with her.Plus are we sure Abby is a demon? I feel like we need to define "What is a Demon?" at some point.Is it a unique lesser order of magical being? above monster but below demigod? Or is it essentially a term for "God/Demigod except reigning over something nasty".
>>39719265A demon is a being whose soul was artificially enlarged to beyong mortal levels. Do try to keep up.
>>39719261Well there we go then! We just treat her with love and affection and let her grow at her own pace, if it comes up later, we tell her what we know, and that we're willing to be around her and move at her pace until the memories of her being shift enough to make it possible for her to appear before others without causing terror.
>>39719262>>39719265Moon is the one who said she was a demon, and instantly recognized her for what she is. She also knows what Foliatom is but didn't tell us. And she only needed their names to derive this information-after the ball, I imagine she knows more than she could even explain to our dim-witted council.We should really do something about that council. I think everything would be a lot better if the councul members were selected based on a meritocratic system rather than a magocratic one, since we've all but proven that strong magic doesn't make one a competent decision-maker.Oh well. Another thread, perhaps.
>>39719492>meritocratic system rather than a magocraticI was under the impression we were a meritocracy in general. That said perhaps its a time for what constitutes merit to change. Magic power was symbolic for spiritual understanding and responsible use of power. But we don't quite need creative storytellers and powerful wizards as much as we used to.
>>39719261>The Hydra Mother and her Sacred Den.The search fro the Hydra Mother isn't as extensive as your people thought it was going to be: It turns out the Hydra mother has been bunking in the subterranean dungeon of her old palace- the Theocracy taking over the above ground Quarters and the Hydra Mother largely reduced to The "Demi-god squatting in the basement." Your Sages seek a Council with her and the High Gorgon Priestess are happy to oblige, but the Hydra mother is anything but cordial, there is a distinct and obvious rudeness to her and she comes off as very bitter and sarcastic. Her form is drawn out in her chambers; dozens of Maidens lounging around a much larger snake body that coils and surrounds the inner chamber. She allows the presence of your people and hosts an audience with them as they lounge on her and along side her, "Yes, yes, hellooooo my little one eyed babies.. so glad you could make it out here and find me essentially living in my "parents basement"- my how the might have fallen.." You update her on current trends and she doesn't seem phased, "Have they fucked yet? That's all that I care to know. Foliatom is a good boy, he's got a set of very healthy-" You tell her of the more pressing matter with the Gorgons. Dozens of her maidens roll over, frustrated. One of her Maidens insists on finishing her sentence, "Penises, He's got a very healthy set of penises- I'm confident the two will have beautiful children. Don't interrupt me darlings- it's the least you could do." She grows impatient and mildly offended, waving you away with some passing advice, "Listen, if it's a matter of what physically exists and what doesn't just view her reflection; there's no need to complicate things." You're unable to get anything else out of her as she shooes and carries off your Cyclopes away before slithering down back into her dungeon, alone.
>>39719546I feel like we should apologize. Not that I'm genuinely sorry or anything- it's just that she's powerful and pissed off.So. A mirror? Magic mirror? Platinum mirror? Let's do it.
>>39719546That won't do... that's hardly the way for her to be treated. We should give her a nice tropical home in the isles.
>>39719594>>39719546hey guys. Let's not.Let's seriously not.If somebody HAPPENS to view her physical state in a reflection. Sure, that's fine. Hoorah and all that.But otherwise, who -really- cares?Given what she ACTUALLY represents. Her actual physical incarnation may NOT be a good thing.We shouldn't do that to ourselves or to her. Does it matter? No. It really doesn't.Mycea gave us the answer. Over time, her effect on gorgons and others will lessen.
>>39719546We have regular mirrors invented right? Silver plated on glass. should... should we dare look at her?
>>39719625You know you want to know.
>>39719625I agree, we just have to work over time to make people view Abby in a positive light and let time march on.
>>39719647I do, but I don't want to know badly enough to either A) permanently ruin our own perception of her, or B) learn enough about her to permanently ruin any chance of her being adapted to the gorgons by our group conciousness.It's not worth it. We're talking about a being who was formed from the psychic fallout of an entire generation DIEING OFF. Fuck that.
>>39719625I'm curious myself, but thats just it, its me who's curious.It might provide experimental insight to the nature of spiritual things but that might be the one benefit.Does she really want to know? Do the cyclopses really NEED to know? These are questions that need answers before we dare do anything.
I still think we should have someone not a gorgon or a cyclops view her to see if it a gorgon thing or a mother thing
>>39719340Since when? I don't remember who gave us that definitionAlso we're still not any closer towards getting around Aby's problem besides public relations. She's not really the social type..
>>39719715we'd need a changeling or tengu then. The Parrats are too closely connected to her birth to be a safe choice.
>>39719744maybe the parrats might view her oppositely. After all they did create her partially that would add a much needed self esteem boost
>>39719546As it currently stands, your Sage council has the following options set before them:They could very well construct a mirror and gaze upon the reflection- the "true" honest, unbiased, and untampered image of Abyzousithis; reflected by a mindless and unthinking crystal clear object or surface that could only be created with a pristine and reflective surface such as a mirror.. but this could have unforeseen consequences.You could see something you don't like. Your perception of her could just as well change what she looks like once again; she could even stop existing as your perception of her enters into a logic loop until she becomes imaginary. This is something you've never had to think about before.... You would undoubtedly learn a lot though. The other options is to simply let her grow and develop: let her be happy, let her court Foliatom, let her physical existence be cemented in a positive emotional environment and let well enough alone. >She's waiting there; almost entirely immersed in the golden pool of wavering Mana as only her face sheepishly hangs out while her long hair floats gently on the surface. >The Mana glows to brightly to be a reflective surface, and there she's most comfortable dwelling; immersed in the physical fluid of souls and only ever rising to welcome the company of a few individuals or her precious Foliatom. >What are you going to do?What will you do?
>>39719777They do need a god. And she is their "baby". Of a sort.
>>39719744Might be an interesting point of view, though. Maybe they'll like her the way gorgons hate her.>>39719697We don't know this. The manaia incident may have merely fallen under her domain and thus became associated with her if she was born before that.>>39719777It would also be ironically adorable. Genocide survivors worshipping a Goddess of stillbirth and protected by the perpetrators of said genocide as well as the God of Horrorterrors.D'awwwwwww.
>>39719802Wait and see, no need to risk creating or invoking a paradox. We'll just let her be and help her be happy .Ask Fol to introduce her to the parrats sometime
>>39719802>look at the reflection of her face
>>39719802Do nothing of course. We've yet to get our hands on a single scrap of info on the gods we could wrap our minds around or use, and most of the time we have incurred tragic consequences. Let's not do that here.
>>39719802To do the mirror is the path of instant gratification. Instant gratification could be good or bad. Its 50/50. She could finally see her true self and feel good, or we could see her true self and make things worse. I say, no mirror. Its basically like plastic surgery on an awkward teenager. Its trying to skip all the beautiful changes that could happen just because the process is hard. Sure they might look pretty, but then they can have their face rot off with botulism. That metaphor went way off the rails but still. We should let her grow on her own.
>>39719802Let's let her develop in a positive environment, but encourage her to go out a little more often, brave gorgons can occasionally come by to see if the bad thing still exists, but otherwise we let them know ahead of time since they mutually disturb one another.We got a good thing going, the only thing I think is we should get her to go a little bit outside her comfort zone. There are plenty of places where she can go to be alone you know? With her few close friends, without the hustle and bustle of crowds. We just don't want her getting burnt by over exposure to mana (I don't -think- that can happen to gods, but why risk it?)
>>39719802>she could even stop existing as your perception of her enters into a logic loop until she becomes imaginaryIf that was the case, wouldn't Zenon have stopped existing when he tried to overtake the turtle? No, functions can come with limits. I believe it'l stabilize her appearance so that her outside appearance matches her inside appearance for whoever looks at her. Maybe have one cyclops look and tell the others if it was a good idea.
>>39719802don't look at her for now, we can always pull out the mirror later if we need it
>>39719802>let her grow and develop: let her be happy, let her court Foliatom, let her physical existence be cemented in a positive emotional environment and let well enough alone.Let's be good parents to her and help her grow into a positive demi-god. She and Foliatom could help the Parrats immensely
Can we get some motherfucking parrats up in this bitch
>>39720084>Who was that Parrat?
>>39719802No Mirror,Whatever will be, will be. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZbKHDPPrrc
Glad to see no mirror is winning, when has fucking around with ultimate truths ever played out well for us rather than just taking things as they are and accepting people for what they are?
>>39719857>>39719882>>39719930>>39719933>>39719944>>39719945>>39719969>Decide to let her be.The Sage Council ultimately decides that inaction might be the best thing for it and a sigh of relief is felt unanimously wash over everyone present- even the minority that wanted to "see her true form" eventually come to accept this decision.As far as you know though, "Abby" is never made explicitly aware of this private and secretive meeting; what she is though made aware of is her welcoming party. You decide if you're going to let her grow up you're going to starts things right from square one and formally welcome her to the community.>She allows a maximum of 25 people at a time.>The Party is a small, close, and quiet occasion, but it doesn't feel uncomfortable and 5 of the attendants are Gorgons- whom express no issues.>The night of the Party; Abyzousithis requests Foliatom spend the night within the mana pools by her side.Things remain quiet for a while and nothing of significance happens until roughly 9 months later where in "Aby" abruptly rises from the pool of Mana; the golden fluid trickling down her naked body like water from a ducks back- before the presense of a Gorgon.With the Gorgon as her witness; she extends her claw and hands the Young woman a single, ominous, but otherwise flawless perfectly healthy egg. The Egg is quite large, but doesn't seem to weigh anything; Gorgons seem to have some kind of natural affinity towards it and it invigorates within them an overwhelming sense of "broody'ness", they can NOT take care of it.No one has any idea what to do with it though beyond keeping it safe.Foliatom refuses to comment.
gonna need to talk to HM
>>39720321>they can NOT take care of it.NOT not take care of it you mean?
>>39720321Oh boy, now we can tell HM she's going to be a grandma!
>>39720321>Foliatom refuses to commentHis brother must be so fucking pysched right now
>>39720321>They can't NOT take care of it.Sorry, minor error, HUGE difference. The Egg is driving them wild with maternity.ALSO, with that said; that brings an end to this weeks session. We're archived: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html So please go vote.I hope my quality of story telling was up to the standard you've come to expect of me and I'm grateful to all of you who could make it out and stick it out 'till the end.I hope to see you all next saturday; same Cyclopes channel, same Cyclopes station.
>>39720370>OMG I'M AN UNCLE! THIS IS AWESOME!
>>39720372GET A TWITTER
>>39720377Isn't he currently on the moon, siring an entire biosphere? Dammit, we need to invent some space telephones.
>>39720372Yeah, we seem to be picking up momentum with each thread. Next one's probably gonna be as good as ever.Also get a twitter, you faggot. I saw what happened yesterday. It's why we use twitter. Do it.>>39720407We already did.
>>39720407we gave him one of the little mini comm. monoliths to keep in contact with his sister and his brother.
>>39720428Can someone tell me why every cyclops and gorgon doesn't have one of those? Like is there literally any reason?
>>39720321This could be really good or really bad. Regardless Abyzou still as always, such a damn QT. Still trying to... sort of rationalize her possible "Gorgon" form. Its been a while since i've drawn shapless conjuries like her and I relish the opportunity to try.
>>39720425What happened yesterday?>>39720464Maybe it's very complicated and cost intensive, in comparison to just sending a letter
>>39720377He would be a masterful third wheel.
>>39720425>Also get a twitter, you faggot. I saw what happened yesterday. It's why we use twitter. Do it.>>39720485>What happened yesterday?
Pastebin needs updating. Good run, OP.
>>39720510I, for one, am quite sorry I missed that thread OP. Would have been fun playing a Cyclopian Thing Quest.
>>39720510I'm still kind of confused.Did something happen yesterday?Is the twitter thing happening? or No? Whats going on? Regardless good job OP. I can doodle up a couple things before I turn in.
>>39720627OP ran a mini quest thread from the perspective of a southern cyclops manning an observation tower around a hole in the ice that eldritch abominations regularly came through. Or tried to run it I guess, only, like, five people actually showed up. I only found out about it just as OP shut it down.
>>39720885I feel bad now. especially bad, since i was busy doing art for another thread that day. Any way to see what happened in the archives? I feel like it could be somehow important.
>>39720885>>39720905Aw man I feel bad now too. I was in the Hirudo thread as well
>>39720997>>39720905>>39720885See, I'm not exactly upset I missed it because 'how the hell could I have known about it really?'But they got a point OP. it would help if you got a twitter... that sounds rad.
>>39720997It sounded like it could've been an awesome experiment. I guess we're so used to saturdays.Here OP, have some Zetosuka. Because reasons.
>>39721153This is why I like to check the catalog in between updates.
So anything else going on in this thread or is it pleasantly archived?
>>39720321>>mfw the picture represents what happens when the egg hatches.