For the rest of the winter, you are consumed by the thought of having your own pack of wolves. There's so many advantages, not least of which being their capacity for hunting. Wolves can track their prey for miles, keep watch while you sleep, even provide warmth and companionship, if not an extra set of hands. In a pinch, they might even be able to pull a travois for you.Of course, there are risks too... They might never see a human as their alpha, or if they do, they might attack others. You feel sick to even think about what might happen if a wolf took a dislike to any of your children. Then there's the matter of Soqed. He clearly sees himself as master of the packs in the valley, but does he care for the outcasts you saw scavenging the waste pile? You somehow doubt he'll be as easy to fight a second time, if it comes to that.Eventually, all you can decide is that it's worth a try. The prospect of friendly wolves is just too tempting to pass up.The snow slowly melts and life returns to the world as the green of early spring sweeps over everything. You've sadly run right out of food.What do you do?>Hunt the aurochs 4d10 (Strength +Hunter)>Fish in the river 1d10+3 (Skill +Trait)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new spirit>Other
Rolled 6, 6, 7, 7 = 26 (4d10)>>44094519>Hunt the aurochs 4d10 (Strength +Hunter)
Rolled 1, 6, 9, 3 = 19 (4d10)>>44094519>>Hunt the aurochs 4d10 (Strength +Hunter)Gotta get food.
>>44094519Oh shoot! I just remembered, you guys have a new option now, don't you?>Cultivate crops
>>44094595If we hold off on it for a round, can we do it next turn?
Rolled 10, 3, 3, 8 = 24 (4d10)>>44094519>Hunt the aurochs 4d10 (Strength +Hunter)Need the food more immediately, however should we have enough to last through summer then we should definitely >Cultivate crops
>>44094519>>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)Do this too since it's free.
How old are we now? 28? Maybe we should get another wife.
>>44094624You serpently can. The only season it's not viable is winter.>>44094749You know, I worked that out the other day... I think you are? Let's say 28.
>>44094785Serpently? Is that a code word we ha e to figure out or something?
Rolled 1, 1, 7, 5 = 14 (4d10)>>44094519Finally here in time!>Hunt the aurochs 4d10 (Strength +Hunter)
>>44094887Don't roll again.
>>44094887>>44095046Nah do roll again, you obviously used up your bad luck there
>>44094519Have we not figured out plants? Should we not do the plants?Or was that option forgotten?
>>44095149samefag,>>44094519Also are we not Hunter III? should we not get a boost to the 4d10 from Hunter II?
>>44095149Read. The. Thread.
>>44094870No, just me fiddling with my words. Sorry; I'm actually feeling chipper tonight.>>44095046I think that's the second time instructions to never touch dice again have been thrown around. I suppose it's just as well you can't see my rolls...>>44095169Ah, you are! God dammit, so many mistakes. I was in a hurry to get the thread up.Five minutes more and I'll call it?
Rolled 4, 1, 10, 3, 8 = 26 (5d10)>>44095249Might as well roll with out improved hunter.
Rolled 8, 5, 5, 8, 3 = 29 (5d10)>>44095249rolling with better dice
Rolled 1, 5, 5, 8, 3 = 22 (5d10)>>44095249
Ok, guys outta interest what do we look like (I wanna try to draw us), cant really find anything describing us
>>44096277There was a description waaaay back in I think thread two or three.Sorry for the delay everyone. The blame lies entirely with a certain writefag. Votes called. Writing now.
Trym is 5'10" 182 lbs lightly tanned skin say reddish brown hair green eyes. Sharp pronounced cheekbones over a jawline that could split stone. Full lips under a somewhat shaggy beard the same colour of his hair. Corded muscles leave him fit but not overly muscled. Deer skin pants cover his legs and protect from scratches. A small deer skin vest hung over his broad shoulders and partially covers a small scar around his left side ribs where a boar almost gored himThere was a disagreement on the eyes. But the namefag did it in bread 3.
Faced with a choice between starving or hunting, you take the obvious option. Your idea for food is all well and good, but of little use if you die of hunger before your crops grow. Fortunately, you're growing quite adept at hunting. You're pretty much on a par with Mesut by now and he mentions he'll have to up his game, as the pair of you bring home the kills. He also presents you with a gift. "Something for your son," he smiles, clapping you on the back. He hands you a carved ivory spearhead that he's clearly put significant effort into. Being made form aurochs bone, it's about as tough as stone, holds an edge about as well and he's carved swirling spirals into its surface, giving it an elegant and distinct look. Fitting to a shaft, it'll make a fine spear for you, or for Noh when he grows up.Spring wears on and the last of winter's cold fades away, replaced by rather unseasonal rains. A few of the clan make prayers and offerings to Nila to not let the river flood, but mostly, it's just enough to dampen everyone's spirits and little else.You have enough food to last half a season and enough to feed one person for a half-season more. You also have one small field ready for cultivation.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 5d10 (Strength +Hunter)>Fish in the river 1d10+3 (Skill +Trait)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new spirit>Cultivate crops>Bring more land under cultivation>Other>>44096479Don't forget his clothes have updated in the meantime.
>>44096676Sooner or later, I'm going to have to do a few entries of just common-sense stuff among your tribe and explanations of some of the terms I'm starting to use...
>>44096676>Cultivate cropsI'd prefer the field be near the camp so that others can see our work as the seasons pass.
>>44096764Also explain what you've found to the elders and let them taste meat prepared with flour and spices.We cook nao.
>>44096792I can just imagine Trym becoming Prehistoric-Gordon Ramsey. THIS GOAT LEG IS FUCKING RAW!
Rolled 8, 3 = 11 (2d10)>>44096676>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)
>>44096676Lets get to know how the clan would feel about eating crops>Cultivate crops maybe try to commune with a spirit to help the crops in our "spare" time?
>>44097076also I am aware my art is shit but I just woke up so hopefully once awake I can try again.
>>44096676>Cultivate cropsIn fact lets make this a family affair and bring the wife and kids
>>44097097not bad drawfag, certainly better than anything my happy ass could do
>>44097076>This just in: Trym is apparently a male underwear model!Heh, nice one Anon. I'm actually really flattered that someone has taken it upon themselves to make something for the quest.And now I have to disappoint you by pointing out that sooner or later you'll have to leave Trym behind and play a new generation...
>>44097186well if im by my PC ill have to draw another, this quest is also could be an evolution of me trying to draw. I love drawing for quests because the runners do so much for us running its nice to try and give something back
>>44097076he looks like Hernando from um.that one Newgrounds series.
>>44097215Manwhore Hernando? Raptor jesus?That shit is old.
>>44097215well now i cant look at my creation ever again the same way
>>44097186No we won't ;_; Trym is gonna live forever!R-Right guys?
How old are our girls? Do we arrange matches for them?>Cultivate cropsWhere is our field? Hopefully we don't get flooded unless we got some rice.
>>44097264Maybe if the River Spirit helps us a great deal he can become some kind of Spiritual being? A Great Ancestor to guide the young, with the Otter Spirit of Innocence at his side.
>>44097463the river spirit is a woman that we've had a daughter with anon
>>44097572And she was able to save the soul of our fallen son, maybe she can do the same for us if given time to prep. Could always ask the White Wolf dare I say
>>44097606we're easily going to live for another 30 years. no need to worry about that for a while.
>>44097264>>44097669Unless I timeskip again. You have offspring after all!Nah, I wouldn't be that mean. Writing!
Once we become an elder it'll be easier to do our research since we'll be fed by the tribe.
I wonder what our Tribes Drawfags are like
>>44097693So long as we can play as the boy with two overbearing older sisters, on whom keeps making it rain on us with magic, the other some kind of epic hunter whom toys with us all the time.
Now is as good a time as any and you've finally got half a chance to start your odd little project. You're unsure just how much land you'll need to grow a reasonable amount of food, but the small area you've set aside should maybe be enough for at least one person for a while. You collect the small bad of seeds you've stored up (oddly enough, the bag's from an aurochs and is quite appropriate for its contents), scattering them over the earth and then breaking it up with a small shovel to ensure they are well-buried. It'll take a while for them to grow and the size of the field won't do your yield any favours, but these are possibly the first seeds ever grown by mankind. Trym may not be aware of it, but this simple act will change everything, forever.Over the next days and weeks, you slowly watch the shoots of grain sprout and grow. If you guess right, you should have a harvest in late summer.>>44098032Wow, that actually looks seriously good, for cave art. Saving that, I think! Everyone keeps this up and Trym might earn himself a stat point!
>>44098858Awesome, perfect timing for harvest then, might even be able to fit one more rotation in for fall if that's the case.
>>44098858It is now early summer. You have about enough food to feed one person through to the longest day of the year. One small field is growing grain for you.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 5d10 (Strength +Hunter)>Fish in the river 1d10+3 (Skill +Trait)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new spirit>Cultivate crops>Bring more land under cultivation>OtherDon't forget: If you're having trouble, you can ask your family for help!And yes, you should maybe get two rotations in per year, if I've done my maths right. I know it's faster than real crops, but there has to be SOME concessions to convenience!
Rolled 7, 10, 9, 2, 7 = 35 (5d10)>>44098922>Hunt the aurochs 5d10 (Strength +Hunter)also ask our wife to tend to the crops if she can get some of the other women of the tribe to watch over our children.
>>44098922>>44098976addendum: a single rotation in a winter climate isn't bad. I'd say a single harvest is quite enough especially before any kind of advanced farming techniques (burning down forest to make rich soil etc.)
Rolled 4, 3 = 7 (2d10)>>44098922>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)Ask family to take care of crops then.
>>44099020>burning down forest to make rich soilThat actually makes a poor soil.
>>44099069Depends on how you do it and what you're burning really, controlled burning is something I would not suggest us jumping to
Rolled 5, 9, 6, 9, 8 = 37 (5d10)>>44098922>Hunt the aurochs 5d10 (Strength +Hunter)
Rolled 9, 8, 7, 5, 7 = 36 (5d10)>>44098922>>Hunt the aurochs 5d10 (Strength +Hunter)we're taking Elia with us when we hunt, right?
>>44099069ash is a pretty good fertilizer.
>>44099020Maybe I should stretch it out then. Fertilizer and crop rotation and so on will let you get more out of the same amount of land, per year.Speaking of land!>Small field - Produces 1 food per field. per harvest>Large field - Produces 3 food per field, per harvestThe larger fields obviously take longer to clear and prepare, varying depending on land and workers. There's also larger, or more efficient but but for now, this is all you get. Meet the earliest form of 'zoning'. You only have so much space, keep in mind.
>>44099242Wow, the quest is finally getting to a point where maps are necessary.
>>44099242We must claim large fields and become the first landowners!>>44099214>>44099146You are right slash-and-burn isn't bad for this kind of forest. I was thinking about rainforests when I said that.
>>44099242>Small field - Produces 1 food per field. per harvestthis is still a proof of concept.
>>44099242>Produces 1 food per field. per harvest1 food means enough for one person for a season?
>>44099242And this is just our self tending to it, right?Elia, could likely become a good farmer with his fear is it of hunting. He can gain a farmer strength doing this, and provide for his family. while we hunt/fish. And Create better things for our family. Once we tame wolves, we should get an increase to hunting. which should be nice.
you know a Murial...for uh... when the time comes TT____TT i love making art for this thread, is fun
>>44099599There is only one problem: the wolf cloak belongs to our wife.
>>44099599Dude this is badass, what program are you using?
>>44099599Keep in mind the limitations of color in our time. A turquoise like that is impossible, but I guess suits the depiction of a spirit. The most widely used colors would be black, yellow and red ochre.
>>44099651Just Paint Tool Sai,>>44099740and yeah I know I just like to imagine we have a crushed berry that works as the blue shades..
>>44099794Don't use wolf pelt for the next one
>>44099838ok, I just wanted a way to show it was "us" as it were
>>44099859A smudge of bright red hair should suffice.
>>44099923Ill note that for next time
>>44099838White clay or chalk would work fine for white. Speaking of clay, i need to do something with that soonish... Bags can only be used for so much!Counting the votes and writing!
>>44099984MONGOLS used animal stomachs, bladders, and etc to hold liquids and other items.We don't need none of that communist pottery junk.
>>44100339When we start harvesting grains we'll need sturdier containers that wont decay to store them.
RWB ded, time to mourn
>>44097076>>44098032>>44099599I don't care if these aren't super accurate. These are great
While plants may be predictable, they are not quick. Without the immediate food, your little family may well go hungry and to make matters worse, Ebba's birthday came and went almost by surprise. Amidst the celebrations, you couldn't help but notice how much she's literally eating into your reserves too. Drastic action is called for. Drastic action involving spears and as much meat-that-walks as you can possibly fit on the thing. On a related note, your experiments with wild vegetables, along with the meat has actually lead Beren to invent the first shishkebab.Fortunately, your hunt goes well. It goes so well in fact, that you're noticing the clan is somewhat becoming victims of its own success. The aurochs may be dull-witted, but even they know when staying in an area is bad for their health. One by one, the herds are starting to leave, resulting in less for your people to eat. Still, you bring home enough to feed your family for the time being, as well as keep you another half-season and half of you, another beyond that.
I keep forgetting to add a picture>>44101122It has turned to late summer. You have enough food to keep your family until fall and then half of you longer than that. The crops are taking longer to grow than you thought... Perhaps you mis-judged it?What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 5d10 (Strength +Hunter)>Fish in the river 1d10+3 (Skill +Trait)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new spirit>Bring more land under cultivation>Other
>>44101157>>Bring more land under cultivation
Rolled 10, 2 = 12 (2d10)>>44101157>>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)
Rolled 2, 2 = 4 (2d10)>>44101157>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)
Rolled 6, 5 = 11 (2d10)>>44101157Drawfag here hoping for luck from arts>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)Spirits guide me
>>44101157>>Bring more land under cultivationLarge fields!
>>44101206I was doing this beacuse I think we need to figure out some other game, we need the Aurochs to stick around, dont over hunt them, maybe once we master plants w can bait them back as it were?
>>44101157>>Bring more land under cultivationWe must claim alll that clay fast
>>44101185>>44101195We're gonna get fucking eaten
>>4410139012 is good enough. Unless QM decided to increase DC just because we have an extra dice now.
>>44101405I may have to bribe with more art, though I do prefer doing it for fun rather than survival.
Rolled 10, 9 = 19 (2d10)>>44101157>>>Try and find a way to domesticate the wolves 2d10 (Wits)
>>44101597WAY TOO LATE
>>44101612I HEREBY RESCIND MY ROLL OF 4
>>44101663i wish mate.
>>44101597Where were you TT___TT
>>44101597Please RWB, please....
QUICK DRAWFRIEND, DRAW A PICTURE OF TRYM TAMING WOLVES SO ITS CANON
>>44101721Drawfag is begging you
>>44101721Sorry friend... It's the best of the first three. If I don't keep to the rules at all times, then what are they worth? The good news is that the highest of three isn't low enough for a botch.Writing it out now. This'll probably be the last of tonight's updates and for once, I'm unsure if I'll be able to immediately pick up in the morning. My grandmother likes using me for unpaid labour and doesn't know the meaning of 'late morning'.
>>44101818Drawfag here, don't worry people, maybe w could pull it off one day so we can add this to our cave wall. Drawing like this is oddly fun, and thanks for running RWB having a blast
A small problem has arisen with your experimental field, or rather, not so much a problem as an observation. Wild birds seem to have taken a liking to so much free food in one place and routinely raid the seeds and saplings. Ebba and Sera have made a game of chasing them off, but you can't help but feel this is again something the wolves could solve. But how could you go about taming them?The answer, of course, is simple; food. You take a few scraps and wait near the refuse pile near dusk, when the lean outcasts start sniffing around. You have little success at first, as the wolves keep their distance and flee when you approach - apparently neither brave or desperate enough to attack you so near to your own 'pack'. Over time however, you leave the meat for them to take. It's good food, much better than the cast-offs your clan throws away and they seem to start getting used to it, allowing you to approach a little more each night, although they growl warningly if they think you're going after their meal. One night however, you have an unexpected visitor. Soqed is waiting for you, sitting on a mound in the earth and idly twisting his spear in his hands. He regards you curiously. "What in the world have you been up to?" he asks. He doesn't seem angry, thank goodness, but rather just confused. It was only a matter of time until he took an interest, you suppose...
>>44101953Okay, I am definitely giving Trym a stat point next time it's relevant. I promised rewards for drawing and rewards there shall be!But that's all for tonight. Thank you all so much for playing and if I can't pick this up in time tomorrow, I'll see you all on monday. Until then, be safe, alright?By the way, was that a spelling mistake, or asking me to 'altar' the rolls in exchange for the offering? Heheh.
>>44102044thanks for running.
>>44102044It was actually a mistake lol my spelling is horrendous thanks for running man and hope to see ya again soon
>>44102044night, thanks for running.
>>44102044Thanks for running!
>>44102044Thanks for running RWB. Always a blast.Have fun wiring fence or whatever your grandfather is having you do. I know the feel.