Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/44820529/Our Current Stats: http://pastebin.com/DfAqsxvaIt has been several months since The Master has died and yet your people have managed to carry on their lives. Although they continue to pantomime and carry out the last orders and jobs they were issued before their master's death in an effort to ignore the burden of self-awareness and sapient independence; a new hope has begun to develop in the one individual technician model and their blossoming psyche. Previously: Your people begun to socialize with one another and acknowledge each other's existence- greatly satisfying the social stimulation requirements of the 3 remaining "Doll" Model Homonculi and have in turn converted them and the harem room into agents of positive social reinforcement as "Den Mothers". Like wise it was also discovered the lab facilities can process, document and catalog interesting genetic material to synthesize improved or different Homonculi. Now that the Technician knows this- they crave more, if only out of a sub-conscious desire to satisfy their artificial instincts. Collect Genetics. Expand the Psych. Establish your Independence. Create Beauty.((2nd post INC, please wait a moment))
>>44966033>+Previous Developments and Epilogues:>The Chicken that was process by the Lab Equipment has been memorialized within the shrine. The Technician was not aware of any the Chickens personal information or serial number, but has nonetheless carved a photo-realistic image of it's face and some basic information such as height, weight, and given it a number. >The Otyugh egg case has been dried out and is being kept inside a case. The Technician has observed -much like triops or brine shrimp- The Otyugh eggs can survive dehydration and will hatch and spawn upon exposure to proper environmental conditions. >+Current Development+ Genetic SwapThe Soldier Models have begun "swapping genetics" with their new Soldier Sister. They appear to do so through a process that involves extending a long, red, bump-covered, mucous covered, slug-like appendage from either their mouth or genitals and feeding it into either respective orifice of their partner. The new Soldier has changed her physiology and armaments to match that of her more brightly coloured Siblings in an act of solidarity while the other Soldier Models have adapted and received the new gene- adapting and reverse engineering it to improve the firing rate and efficiency of their own spine needles. >I've drawn us a map of the floor. It's not perfect, but it should help you visualize our world as we know it a bit better.You guys can go ahead and roll:2 Actions (d20) and 1 Idea (d100)
Rolled 60 (1d100)>>44966052Idea: Develop veterinary medicine by examining all the livestock.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>44966052Construct a secure holding cell/habitat for the otyugh eggs whenever they hatch, so as to better study them and put them to use beneficial to the needs of our new society,I swear to god I love the way you bring us through so many magical realms without making things weird for us OP, it's damn good having you back.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>44966052Search master's documents to modify and improve the methods for our siblings to imprint upon us as a group rather than having to undergo strenuous, and inefficiently long, physical contact and exertion for each and every new born.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>44966052Salvage the deceased pleasure models from the garbage pit. Either attempt to salvage them for parts or inter them in a place with more dignity
>>44966184>>44966170No one else roll
>>44966184Now we can up homunculi production without necessarily creating more technicians to speed up the process! (or hopefully we will anyway)
reporting in, whats up cyclopsOP, how you been?
>>44966068>Idea: Develop veterinary medicine by examining all the livestock.>Roll 60/100>Minimal Success, met with Racial penalty.The Technician has become interested and mildly emotionally invested in the chickens our roof top garden has within and in an effort to better take care of and improve their quality of life they have taken it upon themselves to understand their physiology and any health issues they might have.Waltzing into their coop onto the roof the Technician squats down and instinctively extends the tongue-like genetic swapping organelle from his mouth in order to greet and the chickens as equals.A Rooster pecks his tongue mistaking it for food and the Technician immediately flees into the arms of the closest soldier model to recoup, and restrategize their plan.Eventually The Technician asks the Laborer models what they do in the event a Chicken becomes sick or injured. The Laborer politely and efficiently obliges and gives the Technician a three part tutorial on the care and maintanace of proper chicken health: keeping a clean living space, the application of a special mixture to increase and enhance the healing and immune systems of the chicken and the proper disposal of any deceased chicken due to fighting, predators or accident. >+New Geneology Discovered+>Your people seem to be able to process and create a mild, but adaptable antibiotic from what essentially amounts to your dandruff and dead skin cells. The Laborers have been mixing into the feed of both the young and sick chickens to boost their immune system and or heal them if stricken ill. Interestingly enough though: all models naturally produce this reagent as a waste product, but the "Dolls" seem to produce the strongest variant- a powerful and aggressive panacea that seems to be too strong for little chickens and can potentially kill them as opposed to heal them.
>>44966601Totally gonna have to build up stocks of the pancea. But makes sense. Our creator was a pervert. Why not medical sex.
>>44966601The labourer mentioned predators. This would suggest the presence of other lifeforms in the immediate area. We should inquire about this. Also, perhaps an investigation on the Otyugh, how it got into the disposal, and how to prevent this repeating.(I'd roll, but that 20 on Otyugh farming is too good. I really hope we get to start farming all the weird crap in the dungeons. Domestic Otyughs, anyone? Riding Beholders to work?)
>>44966682I think we should study and homunculize these things. Natural born Otyughs are obviously feral, defective. Instead we should make Otyugh morphology Homunculi to serve the same needs without being a threat to our collective.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>44966601i have an idea that may or may not have been said yetbasically we have the "dolls" (maybe just one of them) become the permanent caretaker of a select few chickens (and maybe some of the goats on the outside of the labratory) so they are never alone/have some company when everyone else is busy
>>44966756We could also improve the chickens in a similar manner!No need for every single member of the collective to be fully sapient. It could, in fact, be seen as a curse. Now for those of us already well on our way to sapience, that's something to nourish and allow to blosom, but who wants to be a sapient waste eater?I mean, even if we assume no social stigma against it (and why would there be for us?) such an entity could not meaningfully interact with other members of the collective due to the dangers of their presence, the waste, germs, filth, smell, etc. would render them unable to interact properly with other homunculi, and isolating a sapient being in such a manner would be incredibly cruel. Instead it would be wise to make a nonsapient homunculi.'Sapient hen homunculi might be advisable, they are communal, could take care of themselves better, produce better food.Do we slaughter chickens for food? If not then I'm not sure what our beliefs on the matter would be, and would they apply to eating sapients? Killing sapients for food?Killing a defective sapient for the purposes of retooling their genetics into a less defective entity only seems right and proper. We remove a defective element of reality and replace it with a functioning one. But making an entity whose purpose is, as it were, to keep the meat fresh until we need to eat, sapient, would seem like a needless cruelty.
>>44966756The chickens act effectively and non-violently without additional augmentation. I'd suggest domestication over the proposed process of Homunculization. I believe, and strongly believe, that nature in itself poses no threat. The chickens are loyal, the goats are friendly, and the purest joy any of us can feel is that of the labourers as they work to grow things.Surely this amount of positive is an adequate sample size to show that Nature is beneficial.(Just to say it, in case people hadn't guessed by the weird robotic terminology, I'm RPing this crap, or at least trying)
>>44966880That is a fair reasoning. The chickens and goats show no signs of defect, and do not require further optimization until such signs become obvious.I still think homunculization of feral/hostile species is preferable to domestication, as natural evolution is a slow process that could take generations.
>>44966052>a process that involves extending a long, red, bump-covered, mucous covered, slug-like appendage from either their mouth or genitals and feeding it into either respective orifice of their partner....wat>>44966601>the Technician squats down and instinctively extends the tongue-like genetic swapping organelle from his mouth in order to greet and the chickens as equals.goddamnit>>44966880>I'm RPing this crap, or at least tryingthat's absolutely a good thing.....but Homunculi don't know anything about domestication and homunculization yet. Heck, we haven't interacted with the goats yet, either.
Rolled 80 (1d100)we should worry about things more than just throwing things into the grinder, CyclopsOP loves culture and creativity(speaking from experience) i know we cant develop an ideology just yet but we should start thinking of what exactly our goal is RIGHT NOW.we shouldnt have to worry about food/water etc, but i think we should DEFINITELY worry about where we live so, we should find some materials ETC and try to rebuild/fix up our home (as its we were live)(not sure if this is an idea or an action..so ill roll for idea)
>>44967047(Point taken. It's kind of hard to discuss things when you've basically only learned a new hundred words, and not the ones that would be useful. Damn you master, why could we not have had a library.)
Rolled 56 (1d100)Develop family like structure?
>>44967091cultures arise from the pressures of environments, tools, and ethics that evolve from them. Acceptable forms of behavior versus taboos versus sense of aesthetics.We're just discovering these things for ourselves.
>>44966791>>44967117guys hold on with the rolls, he's not called for new rolls yet, and the idea roll is already done.
>>44966184>Search master's documents to modify and improve the methods for our siblings to imprint upon us>Roll 20/20>Complete and unarguable success>New Geneology Discovered: Full Disclosure on Genetic exchange and imprinting. The comparatively more efficient genetic exchange between the new Soldier Model and her Siblings however suggests that the process is not strict and can accept alternative entrances and orifices. Indeed, it seems to ultimately use the same organ as evident by the observation of the Soldiers abdomen's and lower bodies physically decompressing as they extend their Genetic "Tongues" from either orifice. The Technician however wishes to stream line this process as efficiently and comfortable as possible. In a brief moment of complex sapience they imagine the trouble and anxiety potentially brought from being physically handled by dozens of different models needing registration. Through cross reference all three current models the Technician has documented three different ways of currently exchanging or documenting genetics:>Orally: The Organ is extended from the mouth and can be deposited into the mouth or genitalia of the recipient. Laborers usually pass their genetics orally- lacking genitalia. >Manual Insemination: The most labor intensive and rudimentary. Self explanatory. >Gene Inoculation: The most efficient but strangely the least used: Chests are briefly touched to establish physical contact between two Homonculi and their Mana Embrotics ( a large red dot visible on their chest- where in the heart of a normal creature would be) and a tiny needle is extending to prick both parties Embrotics. It takes less than a minute and the only complication arises from models with larger breasts obstructing access. The Dolls find this process unappealing and inconvenient. >+You no longer require Insemination to register new Homonculi+
>>44967226You're right, sorry
>>44967278Cool, that's settled. Next turn we should create a device that'll assist with this method somehow. Maybe containing a 'collective' imprint that all members contribute to, allowing all members in the collective to imprint on one another without physical discomfort.
>>44967278>Gene Inoculation: The most efficient but strangely the least usedwell I can see why: it points out the weakpoint and clearly emphasizes it. Definitely not a good thing to do for soldiers who are out and about often.I say we keep this sort of thing restricted to high gene turnover roles like experimentation. Let soldiers stick to Oral when they're out on the field, since even if they are interrupted, the organs are not truly vital.
>>44967195thats why i said we cant develop an ideology just yet... did you even read what i wrote?>>44967226just spitballing ideas anyways, its not like he will skip past it>>44967278is there a reason we dont use gene inoculation? we could just not use it with the dolls if they find it uncomfortable or whatever the case may be, this should be the default unless we find something wrong with this procedure
>>44967370Soooooo...........a cum bucket?>Who is the registered user?>Umm its complicated, sip this
>>44966170>Construct a secure holding cell/habitat for the otyugh eggs whenever they hatch, so as to better study them and put them to use beneficial to the needs of our new society,>Roll 20/20>Complete and Unarguable Success. +Equipment Available+The Technician is interested in containing and housing foreign creatures in order to understand their physiology and so forth while they are still alive and in a controlled environment.The Technician also has just gone a personal quirk towards enjoying watching animals. They find it relaxing. Using some spare and still-packaged available equipment: The Technician installs an Aquarium for the Otyugh egg case. The Process takes about a week and requires the assistance of several laborers as the Aquarium needs to be filled with water, sediments need to be collected and process- gathered from fallen stones and blocks outside the arcanum and aquatic plants to oxygenate the water which are gathered per instruction from the Soldier models as they go out on their patrols to the inner portions of the tower floor.When it's finished the Egg case is immersed in the Enclosure and after another week Otyugh larvae begin hatching and swimming within the clear waters.Watching them swim about and nibble at the algae and dead plant material they're fed is very calming. The Soldiers still wish to destroy it, but even they warm up to it and come to watch the small little wiggling creatures squirm about nonchalantly.
>>44967370>>44967427>>44967441>is there a reason we dont use gene inoculation?The Homonculi find the process impersonal and awkward as it doesn't satisfy Social needs and exposes an extremely vulnerable part of your anatomy. >You can "talk" to your Homonculi at any time- incidental or obvious information is free.You guys can go ahead and make new rolls now.>2 Actions (d20) and 1 Idea (d100)
Rolled 3 (1d20)Do any of the other Homonculi have any concerns?, Not really an action but I'd like to know if they would like anything.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>44967612implement >>44967427 as an ideaEmphasis on doing something not technically in the most efficient manner, but due to the societal needs as well as hedging bets in the face of unknown dangers.
>>44967517I wholeheartedly approve. This is ador- I mean, intriguing to study. We must continue to watch it, in case it... uh... does anything odd?
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>44967612Retrieve the remains of the pleasure models from the refuse pit and either break down for parts, attempt to use them to make a new homonculi or to inter for proper burial
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>44967612Idea: Develop species-specific music for the comfort of the livestock.https://youtu.be/XiFt7g4wMhE
>>44967691The Otyugh ate most of them
>>44967612discover the concept of familial love
Rolled 35 (1d100)>>44967683I'll help that bad roll.
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>44967726For this
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44967683I vote no, because of what >>44967612 saidanywayI say we use any sort of library we have access to to study other races in the world
>>44967612find out what the other homonculi like, and what they want for the future
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44967726>>44967748supportingRolling to send Technician out with the Soldiers on an investigatory trip around the local level to see what we could study
>>44967754I'm curious, what do you mean? They don't want to do innoculation, so what are you proposing?
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>44967726>>44967748do we even have self awareness yet?i only think we are aware of our surroundings, but i dont think we have a personal identity( for example we dont really have a registered leader technically, nor do we have names or anything of that nature)----i still think we need to reinforce/build/repair our home all throughout before we worry about things like this
>>44967800Here me out of this, but what if we tired something really simple?Like a hand shake. Or just poking each other in a specific manner. Our people seem to like poking each other.
>>44967888that would mean growing a new organ
Rolled 14 (1d20)take the technician and some soldiers(including the new and improved one) and try to gather the goats outside of the home as well as look for other animals to take care of/ make into livestock (as well as using them for genes)
>>44967888Judging from the methods of transmission, that's just modifying the Oral methodInsemination->producing genetic data in a single "batch" and releasing it. Problems: too much data for efficient transfer.Oral->consistently release genetic data that is released from the organ. target collects data as it is released. Surface area-dependent. Problem: unoptimized for speedInnoculation->it is to Oral what wired is to wireless. Much faster, but the working parts are much more vulnerable. The connection is more reliable, but it is also easier to interrupt said connection if done purposely, and the consequences can be much more harmful.To reduce Oral into a handshake-like ritual would probably entail lengthening the transfer time, and weakening the capability of the hands to make space for the transfer organ.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>44967726This will be conducive to our continued survival over multiple generations. Rolling for support.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>44967612>Work with Laborers to begin cleaning, organizing, and repairing the outer hallway of Floor 1, which appears to be our primary location of habitation. Focus on making it look nice, symetrical, ask Dolls for assistance in aesthetically pleasing designs and artwork to make this place seem better, more relaxing, more CLAIMED. We live here, it should be claimed by us, and not in a state of disorganization and disrepair. Cultivate nice looking, non harmful plants into the aethestics, while removing mosses, lichens, weeds, and fungi from the outer hall. Start first in our living area, and work from the back of the hallway all the way around the curve until we reach the entrance on the opposite side.
It seems our luck has temporarily ceased. Look at all those bad rolls.
>>44967683>>44967730>>44967754>>44967748>>44967786>Roll 35 & 5 /100>Roll 13 & 78 / 100>Conflicting roll- 13!!!!! 13!!!!!!!!! INTERESTING NUMBER.>Failure, but very interesting results.The other Homonculi hate genetic inoculation. In a rare act of independence most if not all of your people politely ignore or refuse to accept the act despite it's efficiency. It is awkward, uncomfortable and something deep inside them fills them with anxiety when they expose the large, red, beating "heart" that is their Mana-Embrotics. The other methods albeit more complicated and drawn out have been found to be.. "Fun".Your Homonculi initially executed the act out of instinct and primary artificially instated protocols, but at this point they've come to find a sort of personal satisfaction and enjoyment out of it akin to hugging or holding hands. The act itself has also begun to take on more complex social and societal implications as some of the Homonculi have been doing it briefly in times of leisure as way of greeting one another and strengthening social bonds. >The Homonculi will now only execute genetic inoculation if ordered to, during an emergency or if other methods prove too impractical for extensive registration.>+Psyche Development+: The Homonculi are capable of having "fun".
>>44968156>The Homonculi are capable of having "fun".I don't know whether to be sarcastic or genuinely happy for them.
>>44968156Well there went -that- method of lowering the lewdness levels.
>>44968156>In a rare act of independence most if not all of your people politely ignore or refuse to accept the act despite it's efficiency.We created anti-vaxxers. I hope you're happy.
>>44968156>HandholdingThis quest is heating up.
>>44968238well not antivaxers... what they're doing isn't ACTUALLY detrimental to society as a whole.
>>44968156can we find one or two homunculis that wouldnt be against innoculation and use that as a control group?(as in they JUST use innoculation)also can we have an event or something of that nature? or do you have those types of things planned at certain points in the civ? im kind of curious on when you decide to start the events
>>44967691>Retrieve the remains of the pleasure models from the refuse pit and either break down for parts, attempt to use them to make a new homonculi or to inter for proper burial>5/20>Solid 5>Failure, but interesting number: Omnious request.The Guilt has genuinely begun to eat away at the Technician's primitive conscience and constantly they wonder if they could have done more for the 3 "over-sized" Doll models who ended up unceremoniously disposed off into the garbage disposal cesspool a long with the other waste matter.The Technician has been looking and sorting through the pool of gristle, meat, and filth for a few weeks now and to show for their efforts they've manage to collect:>Three Spines. Their strength, durability and resistance is almost unnatural; they're so incredibly resilient they haven't at all deteriorated these past months. It would take horrific strength to break them it seems. >Breast Fat. Completely ordinary fat- identified only because of the sheer amount that had still been left behind from the three grotesquely over-sized doll models. >Teeth. Positively identified as Homonculi teeth after cross-comparing the dentition of the other Dolls. Once all of these materials are collected: The Technician turns on the vats, lets the glass containers fill with the familiar, luminescent golden liquid before they gently place the materials into the vat for them to be dissolved.The Vat bubbles, boils and melts the fat, spines and teeth before draining away.
>>44966033Hey Maybe i've got a chance to post some art this time. Time to play catch up.
Quick question, there is like a Library, right?
>>44967963>take the technician and some soldiers(including the new and improved one) and try to gather the goats outside of the home as well as look for other animals to take care of/ make into livestock (as well as using them for genes)>Roll 14/20>High end success, short of a 15.>Good stable results.With their morbid work put behind them the Technician goes out on another "field trip" with the Soldiers the very next morning in order to catalogue, observe, document identify any potential resources, domestic livestock or any other interesting fauna and flora available on the "1st floor".This time however things are different and the Soldiers sense that it is perfectly safe for the Technician to come along on the full extent of the designated patrol path. The trip is pleasant, the air is fresh, the sunshine feels good on the technician's soft face and brightly coloured hair and they seem many interesting things in between the Soldier models doting on them:>There are indeed Goats, there is actually a small herd of goats that seem to frequent a rocky outcropping from the tower that has fed into a hole/caved in portion of the tower's inner level: allowing light to spill in, water to drain out and vegetation to grow and ironically their roots to cement and strengthen the bonds of the loose weather worn stone work. The Goats come in a variety of colours, but are mostly pure white or spotted. >There also appear to be other animals as well: Deer, Ducks, Sparrows, Chickadees, small lizards, a few large insects (mostly beetles, but a few scorpions and spiders the size of the Technicians head) as well as a sort of Hermit crab that seems to use bones or skulls as a shell? >The few "Monstrous" creatures observed were a pair of Cockatrice(?) that the Soldiers dutifully kept the Technician 50ft away from- as although it was not lethal or excessively aggressive, the turkey-sized birds venom within it's snake-headed tail would paralyze it's victim for 13 hours.
>>44968219I dunno. It seems lewd in at least a conventional way. You know... Not any lewder than what normal people do.
>>44969019we already went through the Master's research notes
>>44968156Any requests team?
>>44969036Sorry for the delay.I see we've hit the "50 post" mark and will now be rolling for an event.So give me a moment and we'll deal with that in a bit and see where we take ourselves next.
>>44969083the chicken shrine
>>44969083How about a clear picture of the Technician?
>>44969173the shrine in general!
>>44969096honestly? i dont think anyone cares, the quality and consistency of this civ is definitely worth the wait (i dont know about any other people but i cleared my schedule to be able to make this)>>44969173>>44969201>>44969206this btw >>44969083and even a soldier if you can?
>>44969083Oh man I was hoping you would show up. Your art really helped enhance Cyclops Civ.Btw I really like the versions of the Hirudo you drew in those homebrew threads awhile back
>>44969173Here's a quick warm up.>>44969206yeah I can give that a try.>>44969247This could also be fun.>>44969273Yeah i was a little late to the party last thread but I've been meaning to do some more art. I've been around /tg/ here and there. posting pics and fufilling requests. I've latched onto another quest recently and just having fun with it.Regardless of my meandering, It's good to be back anon.
>>44969559that was quite fast
>>44969096>Rolling for Event 100>69/100>HOT 69. INTERESTING/OMINOUS NUMBER!!!A few days have passed since the Technician initially placed the what few remains of the deceased dolls into the vats for what they had hoped would be a more respectful burial. It has now been an entire week and the Technician awakens from their containment chamber one morning to the shock and surprise of 2 new Homonculi beginning their cultivation within the vats: Their spines being the first thing to develop as the vats take the extended effort solidifying, layering and coiling them before it begins developing and expanding on the other bones, surprisingly extensive muscle layering and pound upon pound of padded chest fat as they grow into the horrible and exaggerated forms of two "over-sized" Doll models. Floating within the golden fluid- their bodies are so physically exaggerated that their breasts push up against the glass and despite being huddled in the fetal position mid-development; their bodies float closer to the surface of their tanks thanks to the buoyancy of their massive chests. >The Two New Dolls will be ready to be birthed next turn. Normally they would only take one, but due to the excessive development of their explicitly graphic forms their bodies need to be physically designed and gestated with more in common to that of Soldier Models than the "smaller" dolls. >You may use this time to make any necessary preparations or actions you feel would be appropriate.
>>44969630This is becoming gratuitous.
>>44969630Go get the dolls, ask them about the new homonculi's development.
>>44969630Check the masters notes on the modified pleasure models development and design
>>44969630Euthenize them. Their existence would brin only pain
>>44969865What? No! I veto this. We are not killing others
>>44969709just be happy the wizard was pretty vanilla
>>44969630Prepare the "therapy room" to house them.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>44969630Did the master have like a journal of his personal thoughts?I feel like that is something we might need to read. (rolling to see if we can find it)That being saidTell everyone about the new Homonculi, so we can all gather around for their birthing again.
>>44969941at least have clothing ready for them when they emerge.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>44969630prepare a welcoming from all of the "family"this will help bond our people as a whole, and create a more friendly environment (make sure there are still patrols though, safety is always an issue)also we should find something for them to do(these ones should be focused on helping and making the other homunculis feel home/comfortable, almost like therapist or something of that nature)
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>44969991Rolling to support this.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>44969630Examine equipment that is used to create homonculi, try to understand what each part does as the new sisters develop
>>44969728>>44969850>Consult any documentation and bring over the Current Doll's to cross-reference and check for healthy development.The Dolls are brought down into the laboratory to assist and aid in any way they can given that a 2 new models of their kind could potentially be returning and they would most likely be able to recognize and understand their own physiology better than perhaps the Technician would.Or at the very least be able to fill in any gaps in structural and physical design. The Dolls cannot contain their excitement: carrying and swinging the Technician around in their arms as they dart, bound and sway back and forth. To the Technician the new dolls seem to be largely identical, but the Dolls are able to distinguish them as having the combined physical features and traits of the originally 3 deceased dolls. When asked about any administrative information concerning the design and build of these new Dolls, they list off a number of design fundamentals and features- Most of it is sexual and gratuitous in nature, but one thing sticks out to the Technician. >"with the Spines alone having a tensile strength of over 1000 kilograms."
>>44970254>>"with the Spines alone having a tensile strength of over 1000 kilograms."okay, that trait right fucking there?We isolate that and give it to our laborers. That's fucking useful.
>>44970254>"with the Spines alone having a tensile strength of over 1000 kilogramsare you fucking serious.how-WHY....can you even pack flesh densely enough to NEED spines rated for 1 ton?
The dice gods demand this thread becomes lewd and is encouraging us not to force understanding but to merely observe merely as we delve deeper into the homunculus'a magical realmThis is why wizard towers are often best left abandoned people!Having said that I can't wait to see where this goes
>>44970254This is beginning to get a bit beyond body horror, and into straight magic.
>>44970332Who gives a fuck if our pervert of a creator over designed them. I imagine it's due to them flopping around while bouncing, not just the weight itself.Let's just adapt it into the laborers so they can carry rubble around.
>>44970386when a isolated wizard invents something amazing it can only ever be incidental to some petty goal
>>44970332How else will they be walking artillery platforms carrying mounted weapons and soldiers into battle?
it still concerns me that we haven't reinforced our base at all, i mean, from my understanding it was at least a month before we "awoke" and the base are deteriorating the whole time. before we delve further into tech and magic ETC, we should REALLY consider rebuilding at least the first level (or one that a lot of them use) basically we should care about where we live
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>44970447>>44970321
>>44970447Well I meant more in the sense of implementing it in laborers and soldiers. There's no point in a stronger spine if the flesh rips itself apart trying to lift the weight.That said, I can understand NOT having dense flesh, since you might just sink through the floorboards at those weight classes. The "space marine's greatest enemy is stairs" problem.
>>44970558Yeah we should get to that. Quick doodle of the Technician. Thoughts?
>>44970522nah, we make specilized homunculi for that. Borrowing the trait from these two.But more importantly guys.This means we have a proper death rite now. We put the dead back into the vats to be reborn! Their flesh renewed and their spirits reborn.>Going to roll for a cultural idea, jewelry representing past lives.>>44970584Well the spine is the core of the body, the stronger it is, the more the rest of the body can take. It's the 'cap' as it were. Sure, the Arms can't take nearly as much strain, but they can take a great deal more than they normally would with such a spine.>>44970558see: >>44968127
>>44970617Love it. Make him more uncomfortable, as suits an oblivious harem protagonist.
>>44970254we ought to at least be curious what traits go into the production of a technician, it would be very useful
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>44970558i cant tell if we are rolling or if the event isnt over yet, but just to make sure rolling anyways>>44970617beautiful, just some specific critiqueing if u dont mind, fix the non-existant neck(try to put "mana veins" or something cool like that) >>44970663see:>>44967840and >>44967091
>>44970332because your first try at gratifying your fetish had spines that snapped like twigs shortly after being decanted, and you decided "YUP NOT PUTTING UP WITH THAT SHIT HAPPENING AGAIN"
>>44970245>>44970201>>44969991>>44969991>Poor Action Rolls>9+5+1>Failure. You Learn very little at all beyond the trivial "advertisement" information you instinctively know. Through the unrelenting excitement of the dolls at the hopeful return of their companions- they refuse to let go of the Technician and begin toting the short Homonculi while pacing back and forth between reading off trivia and other various "improved" and "stream-lined" designs and features of their kind."The Muscles, Spine, and Bones although appearing thin are compressed, folded, and house numerous micro-structures, seams and columns to support seamless and fluid movement despite constantly carrying a physical uneven load of anywhere from 90 to 150 kgs- even taking into effect inertia and bounce using absorbent spongy-cartilage formations in between the bo- The Dolls just go on like this for hours. The Dolls only becoming quiet when the newly developing Doll Models initialize the final stage of development: watching as they wrapping themselves in a thin but stretchy bio-suit, similar in make and design to the soldiers. >>44970124>Roll 53/100>Acceptable Psyche Roll. +Racial BonusAll the other Homonculi have begun to gather and accumulate within the laboratory per the conception of their new family members.They are all excited and pleased to see 2 more additions to their growing community, but their enthusiasm can't be topped by the 3 Dolls who refuse to stay still. The Soldier Models eventually manage to politely pry the Technician from the dolls horrendous Iron Grip. >Roll for Conception. d20's for physical, d100 for mental.
DO NOT FUCK WITH THE DEVELOPMENT PROCESSCome on guys, we have no idea how this equipment worksWE ARE NOT KILLING THESE MODELS IN THE WOMB
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>44970764Hello, welcome to the world. We are your family.
>>44970764>Superior doll bones>Folded thousands of times
Rolled 3 + 1 (1d20 + 1)>>44970764
>>44970617this is how I've imagined the master, and I've imagined the master made the technician essentially a shorter, plainer, obedient and unambitious version of himself.speaking of which, I'm curious as to what the homunculi think of the master, how much they remember of him, etc
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>44970764rolling for conception(mental)(can we specify or suggest? or is that not an option)>>44970781seriously though, just because we dont know how all of this works, doesnt mean we shouldnt be curious and try anyways, its about the endpoint, not how we get there>>44970819i giggled
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>44970764
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>44970764
>>44970909So you want to be responsible when a homonculus is still born? Or deformed? Or just goes crazy one day and tears others limb from limb?
>>44970978look at the possibilties my friend, the CM is a genius, so what if ONE goes crazy, that might be an improved gene trait later on down the road (berserker homunculis with thorns spewing out everywhere on their bodies constantly)like i said, its about the destination, not the ride to get there. also start rolling
>>44971061I don't think that really meshes with the culture and character we've established so far.The homonculi care about each other. They don't see each other as experiments or flesh waiting to be crafted
>>44970904I was about to sketch something to that feeling in a moment actually. I might draw that next.
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>44970764mental development.
>>44971138you're missing the point completely....are you being serious? i really cant tell anymore...what im saying is, you're meta-gaming, the point is, is that we are homunculis, we need to find a reason to live or basically we just spawn,die, and rinse repeat...so why not try all of this out, OBVIOUSLY the master had something else in mind if he gave us all of these tools, maybe he even knew he was going to die and thats why he was such a pervert....think about it before you just go straight to the "no we cant experiment what if they die">>44971157evolved warrior sketch with spine gauntlets please and ty
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>44970764
>>44971289I honestly don't know what you're talking about. Existing is hard enough as it is. Is there any need to expand at a rate that seriously harms or puts others in jeopardy?I would much rather that we start things out slowly, just getting a basic understand of the world we inhabit, before start making any big changes
>>44971289How is he metagaming? He's talking about what the characters would do. Metagaming is when you look at a game without thinking about your own characters thoughts and feelings to try to achieve the best advantage ...which is what you sounds more like what you're doing
>>44971289You're the one metagaming bud.
>Taking best rolls>15/20. Good. Strong. Above Average Physical Development. Solid "5" Number.>87/100. Excellent Mental Development. Better than Average. Dynamic +Racial "Model" Bonus. The golden glowing fluid within their tanks begins to drain and their bodies and over-sized chests begin to lower and slump down onto the bottom of the vat before they become completely exposed to the air within the labratory. Their bio-skin-tight-suits wrapped around them constrict slightly from drying and they begin wobbling up from their knees as each individual doll makes their way to a standing position in between coughing, hacking and wretching up globs of mucous to break the seal closing off their lungs from filling with fluid. Speaking from the Technician's perspective: Their construction and design is disturbingly seamless, perfect, excellent craftsmanship for something they themselves can't find attractive or purpose in- The Doll's muscles are lean, incredibly powerful, all of the bones and supporting structure is internal but incredibly powerful and discreet as to not take away from their aesthetics. They dolls are arguably physically stronger than the Soldier Models, but with obvious different and optimization towards superfluous features.Both of the New Dolls slowly waddle out from the Vats dripping and still wet. They Scan the Room- Acknowledging the presence of the other dolls as they sheepishly hover around their new siblings. "Seeking Registered Master; Unique Genetic qualities with acceptable peremoters found- ideal mat-" ((2nd post incoming)
>>44971289You musn't recall the last thread, we established some basic cultural values, two of which were respect for life and respect for individuality. Flagrantly experimenting with the lives of individuals before they are even created would go against everything our growing societal values are based on.
>>44971387i dont know what to say at this point, i feel like im talking to a brick wall>>44971434>>44971512nah, realistically the characters would have never stopped doing their "routine actions" except for maybe the technician until they all died. what im doing is trying to be creative and using the ingame knowledge to figure out what or how we can improve ourselves, but try again though
>>44971548Seconded. We don't necessarily have the same respect for nonhomunculi life, and honestly, I don't think we should.
>>44971548thats the problem though, we DONT know if that will harm or hurt us if we go messing with it, as far as we know it can help us, thats what im saying...we as homunculis DONT KNOW WHAT WILL HAPPEN(thats why its called experimenting) and of course i remember the last thread..doesnt mean its set in stone----look fellas im not trying to start an argument, just being objective here
>>44971602We haven't even encountered any fully sapient lifeforms outside of our departed master, and one individual is not a representative sample of anything. No rational entity could reach any conclusion based on such a tiny sample group. I suggest we wait until you know, we actually meet more than one human before making an arbitrary value judgment about them.
>>44971657How about you shut up or piss off, Most of the people don't like that idea and are against, Yet you're still going on about it.
>>44971657You're kind of ignoring the point of our objections. Our MC wouldn't risk hurting other homunculi, open and shut case
>>44971521>+Genetic Registration Preferences Acknowledged+The Technician manages to wiggle out of the Grasp of the Soldier holding onto them and blurts out, "ADMINISTRATIVE OVERRIDE: ORAL AND INSEMINATION REGRISTATION DENIED- Ah, REQUESTING GENETIC INOCULATION." The New Dolls nod and kneel down: they in turn dutifully heave their left breast -careful to not crush the Technician- and patiently touch their Embyrotics together to be Inoculated. The entire process takes no time at all and the other dolls find it all very anti-climatic. >Population Increased, Total Population: 27 Homonculi >Event ConcludedYou Guys can go ahead and roll for standard Actions and Ideas nowActions d20, Ideas d100.
>>44971657The point I'm trying to make is that it wouldn't be consistent within our new cultural norms to take such risks with the lives of our own kind. Adaptation and modification is obviously a desirable goal, but we don't even know how to properly run the machines, much less what any changes we make are going to result in. I'm arguing on the side of caution, I am supposed to be an Ego after all. It's my job.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>44971744Study the homonculi creation tanks. Try to find out how they work
>>44971657>we DONT know if that will harm or hurt usthat's the problem. It's exactly because there is the POSSIBILITY of harm that they don't want to try. Fear of the unknown is a very primal and easy to pick up trait.There are people who quaff unidentified potions: homunculi are not those people.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44971744Get to know the new members of our family and integrate them into the existing social structure
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>44971744Technician goes on safari with the soldiers to collect samples of the wildlife and plants around the first floor
>>44971798This, it's obvious that adaptation is going to be important in the future and to do that effectively we have to know how these machines actually work. We need some predictive power, because otherwise our species evolution is going to be extremely messy.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>44971854Second
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44971798Whoops, forgot the roll.
>>44971521>"Seeking Registered Master; Unique Genetic qualities with acceptable peremoters found- ideal mat-"we should really try figuring out a way to stream line this. I'd hate to imagine what it'll be like once our civ reaches the multiple tens of thousands that Cyclops Civ got to.
>>44971854Can't roll on mobile, but this
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44971744>Lead Laborers in an effort to maintain and repair the outer structure as detailed here: >>44968127
>>44971905We're a very far way from that, Even far away from a hundred.
>>44971955dice gods are punishing us for the hubris of accepting double crits out of the gates.
>>44971904These rolls. Just let me die.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>44971714settle down kid, theres no reason to get mad>>44971716no im not ignoring your or anyone elses objections, let me ask you this, how would the MC know that it would hurt other homunculi, and better yet, why would the master make a machine that COULD hurt the homunculi?>>44971795you bring up a good point, but wouldnt the technician know how to use the machine? whether its aware or not? just like how the other homunculi do their jobs like a routine?>>44971812i understand i guess...but whos to say they are even "primal" at this point?>>44971798>>44971872literally exactly what i said, is it not?>>44971744check on the egg, and if it has hatched see if its friendly/ try to put a couple livestock with it
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44971744Collect samples of the >Deer, Ducks, Sparrows, Chickadees, small lizards, a few large insects (mostly beetles, but a few scorpions and spiders the size of the Technicians head) as well as a sort of Hermit craband the Cockatrices
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>44971744Lets see if we can figure out how to make Technicians. Or divine the nature of our Technician ness. I feel like maybe we can confer leadership qualities to other homonculi they won't have to molest the technician every time a new one is born just to determine who's boss.
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>44972023I second this Sorry I went MIA, I was playing Darkest Dungeon and got caught up in actually winning for once, haha.that aside, LET US ROLLI PRAY TO YOU, IMMORTAL DICE GODS
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>44972023Supporting
>>44972016>Calls me a kid, Doesn't even use capitals or punctuation's.Sure.
>>44972016He doesn't have a conscious understanding of how they work, which means he can't consciously control whatever happens.
>>44971744Idea: individuality. Names.
>>44972093THANK YOU DICE GODS
>>44972074You want to make the leadership process less lewd and you roll a 69I don't think that's gonna work how you plan
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>44972074this the only idea we got floating around right now? Otherwise I suggest we nurture Individuality.Like what>>44972139said
>>44972016>literally exactly what i said, is it not?the point is that while studying is DEFINITELY what we want to do, you don't immediately throw in and risk homunculi lives. Even the chicken was apparently a contentious point for the homunculi themselves, although I can understand voting to keep using them anyway.It's the difference between drug trials and immediately using human test subjects for the experiments before you even make prototype products.
>>44972172No, No other technicians.
Rolled 53 (1d100)>>44972139i agreed, supporting this, even if its just X-01, X-02, ETC; identity is important if we really care about our lives, not to mention we can document specific things if we have names/ and or identitys>>44972096heres your reply>>44972133i guess you have a point, doesnt mean he wouldnt be able to guess "hey this might hurt us, or hey this might help us">>44972177i think it was more like clementines and oranges but to each his own..
>>44972139I like that idea to. If we are ever going to grow to be more than the left over harem of a perverted wizard, we need names.
>>44972230>i think it was more like clementines and orangesit isn't. Because you minimize the "this might hurt us" part greatly, to the point that failure is no big deal, only a waste of time.Do you not understand why doctors don't inject their children with prototypes?
>>44972165we should search the master's possessions for more wondrous magical devices or items, or find out if any were on his body when it was disposed of. A wizard capable of setting up this operation ought to have some artifacts stashed away somewhere, though maybe the technician would never think to search
>>44972339Also a good idea. The Master must have been very powerful to create... what ever the hell we are.
>>44971874>>44971854>>44972023>>44972093>Technician goes on safari with the soldiers to collect samples of the wildlife and plants around the first floor>Roll 15/20 Best roll taken. Even, Solid, "5" Number.>Reliable, Above-Average Results. The following few days are filled with much leisure time, enjoyment and mild celebration: there are two new "family members" initiated into the community and all is well. The Technician however is not satisfied: they have a desire, nay a NEED for new material, new genetics- The new Dolls, though grotesque and absurd were still functional, beautiful and inspiring. With a few Soldier Models as their escort the Technician spends the better part of 2 entire days out in the field collecting various materials and samples from both Animals AND Plants: Insects, birds, goats, deer, rats, crabs, etc.. Both in the form of entire bodies (casually hunted and bagged through precision placed shots the Soldiers execute effortlessly on mundane creatures) as well as discarded tissue: shed skin, feathers, antlers, bone- even droppings. Eventually the Materials are gathered, organized and fed into the equipment back home to produce several interesting materials>NEW GENE COMPILED INTO MANA-EMBRYOTICS: >AESTHETICS GENE: WHITE HAIR, "TAN" SKIN TONE.>STRUCTURAL GENE: -FURTHER PARTIAL WING DEVELOPMENT->WEAPONIZED GENE: MILD PARALYTIC VENOM, PINCER CLAW, STINGER.>FOREIGN GENE: ?CHITIN?>+CONVERTING EXCESS GENETIC MATERIAL INTO MANA RESERVES+
>>44970904wouldn't trust anyone other than himself to assist his work, but wouldn't tolerate an equal that might try to surpass him
>>44972230Sure, figuring out how the machines work might be as simple as the Technician taking some time to sort through his memories and recall the effects of various processes. However we figure out how they work, I am reticent to use them on anything else until we know exactly how they work.
>>44972448>>AESTHETICS GENE: WHITE HAIR, "TAN" SKIN TONE.Cyclops Color Palette, nice
>>44972448>>+CONVERTING EXCESS GENETIC MATERIAL INTO MANA RESERVES+well, now we can start looking into that.
>>44972448>AESTHETICS GENE: WHITE HAIR, "TAN" SKIN TONE.
>>44972162I can only imagine. What happens with more than one technician?
>>44972448A thought has come to me, my fellow fa/tg/uysEventually, someone is bound to come across us here. Maybe even notice all the wild life starting to vanish. Maybe we should put up some signs around our home. 'Here there be Hominculi. We come in peace.' 'Here by Homonculi. Come in peace!'
>>44972624If we do make another technician it has to be female so it cant try and eventually usurp our position.
>>44972448>MILD PARALYTIC VENOMCould we use this to make some sort of live capture soldier?
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>44972324ok fair enough, but why do you think doctors inject themselves with experimental drugs/ ETC; even though it hasnt even been tested on animals yet?basically we're talking about what is arguably not even a homunculi yet and the experimentation of it(maybe we first need to define when a homunculi is actually a homunculi); perhaps maybe when it comes out of the vat?consider that.>>44972505if thats what we need to do, then so be it..>>44972448im always hesitant on if i should start suggesting new roles/techs/ideas ETC because of how you end your posts(i know you usually do "continued on new post" but i also know you sometimes forget)anywaysis there any way to measure or see how much mana a certain homunculi is carrying/using inside their bodies?we can create some type of hierarchy depending on the mana consumption/quantitythis will also give them an identity, although not a very specific one, thats all.(although obviously the technician is the "king" no matter what)>>44972631i disagree, we arent very armed, nor is our base reinforced, that is literally begging to be killed
>>44972764>but why do you think doctors inject themselves with experimental drugsThey don't you fucking moron.
>>44972764>we arent very armedThe soldiers seem pretty capable.However I agree that >>44972631is probably the wrong message. However given that it's target at anything that's already noticed us I think something along the lines of "approach with peace and be met with peace approach with violence and be met with death" seems a better message.
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>44972764>but why do you think doctors inject themselves with experimental drugs/ ETC; even though it hasnt even been tested on animals yet?....they don't?>(maybe we first need to define when a homunculi is actually a homunculithat's fair as an idea
>>44972764>we can create some type of hierarchy depending on the mana consumption/quantityFuck no, God you're just a well of bad ideas.
>>44972669I dunno. I kind of want to be 'usurped' in a weird way. Take responsibility off us a little. We really can't be the central make or break pillar by which this society revolves.
>>44972764Well we need to do something! we can't just have some humans wondering into our base. they'd be terrified if they saw us. We DO look like monsters.
>>44972822heres your reply>>44972851how do you know? and ill give you a hint as to why they wouldnt make it public, and to further that, they definitely did(and probably still do)>>44972868heres your reply, btw nice ideas you have pal, you're really giving your all shitposting instead of giving ideas>>44972923to be fair, i think we look more like humans than other races (just assuming of course) but i agree we do need to do something
Guys as homoculi we have a unique advantage we were DESIGNED to work together, we need to use that to our advantage and strengthen these connections.Come comrades together we are strong.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44972448>FOREIGN GENE: ?CHITIN?This, we need to research this.Imagine what we can do with the technology that made 1000kg support spines when we work on chitinous exoskeletons with itRolling for it as an action
>>44972922That is a very bad idea, Having two leaders or more just make several groups who might have differing ideas, And that might lead to conflict and violence, It's much better to just have one centralized leader.
>>44972923well, technicolor people, some of which are faceless, and some of which are spikey. not monsters so much as the biggest possible sign of "amoral wizards be here"
>>44972963Maybe we should research other races that might exists in this world, so we know how to interact with them.
>>44972074>Lets see if we can figure out how to make Technicians. Or divine the nature of our Technicia.>Roll 69/100>ROLLED 69!!!! HOT 69!>Cant Ignore 69The Technician has been handling the maintenance and administrative actions of the Laboratory for a little over 5 months now: feeding in genetic material, allowing the vats to essentially do their own thing with little in the way of manual control over anything. The Technician finds this mildly annoying; not knowing about something, but on the other hand they've found great enjoyment and satisfaction from collecting and feeding the machines genetic material and so forth- they're especially curious though about the Golden Fluid it constantly produces and converts material from. In a rare and unheard of act of independence and spontaneous impulsion: The Technician fills one of the vats with the mysterious golden fluid.. and than sticks there hand inside. Nothing happens. No, actually, not nothing- they notice the minuscule bite mark they received from a beetle the other day vanishes instantly as if it had been washed away. The Technician comes to the next logical conclusion: Immerse themselves entirely into the vat. Immediately the Technician feels completely overwhelmed with physical energy- they feel absolutely amazing, but they don't have time to bask in the glow of so much available Mana.The Bottom of the Vat opens up and a large, veiny, red, tentacle slithers out from the opening. The Appendage Hovers over the Technician's Chest, the "end" splays open to reveal a needle-like extension and swiftly punctures the Technicians Mana-Embrotic "heart".>"Plug Accepted. Manual Control initiated. Genetic Code Clean up, Checking, Fixing, Genetics cleaned. Aligning parameters and Personal Preferences.Words and Images begin forming into proper context in the Technicians head as they slip into a semi-lucid dreaming state, "Good Evening, Complimentary User Designation"13-A". How may I be of assistance?"
>>44972963>they definitely did(and probably still do)then elucidate me, because I disagree
>>44973010but you need to delegate work at some point, and there's no reason to worry about factionalization in a settlement of less fifty beings, especially humble and naturally compliant beings with no impetus to fight
>>44973065>Jenovanot hot. not hot at all. That shit traumatizes small children.
>>44973065State your designation and purpose.
>>44973065"Explain all functions and operations."
>>44973173To clarify I'm saying we should ask the mysterious voice this.
>>44973065>Rolling a 69 to create a new Technician.
>>44973065Um.. Help?List Commands?Hello World?
This is getting interesting. Also possibly terrifying. I'm existed to say the least.>>44973173>>44973193I second these two
>>44972963Now, I've never had any relation with Doctors butFamily members who were dental surgeons, they never try new techniques on family firstDated a couple vets, they scoff at the idea of testing on someone close to themCurrently dating a Neuroscientist, her entire work focuses on we have to test on animals because we cannot under any circumstance test on humans.So I can't 100% make a call but in my experience anyone in any profession that involves health does not condone testing on those close to them.
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>44973109(Jesse Lazear: yellow fever, Max von Pettenkofer: cholera), vaccines (Daniel Zagury: AIDS), cancer (Nicholas Senn, Jean-Louis-Marc Alibert); is that good enough?>>44973041unless we have the information, which i dont think we do anywhere in our homebase, we cant>>44973065holy fucking shitbring 1 of each archetype (warrior,doll etc) and see if they can interact with the newly "plugged-in" technician, in any way(both physical, mental; ETC)
>>44973065are these the master's thinkings written into this? it feels like master thoughts, his sort of feeling and aura. are these master's orderings?
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>44973360Vetoing that.
>>44973360Those people violated the principles of the scientific method and usually only did so because they had no other options to persuewe have other options
>>44973360I don't know most of those, but funny thing:>Jesse Lazear: yellow feveris that the guy who swallowed an entire glass of yellow fever vomit to prove that it wasn't contagious, BUT WAS WRONG ANYWAY?
>>44973360If you are a medical professional and you contract or turn out to have one of those deadly diseases, of course you're going to experiment on yourself or have a co-worker do it. You're researching it and its gonna kill you regardless, what's the worst you can do to yourself after being declared terminal?The case here in the civ however, is that you'd be taking perfectly healthy homonculi and do something that may or may not kill them. Which is a big no-no in these beginnings of homonculus society.
>>44973041This would be a good idea, once we have actually met another sapient race. Outside of our dead master we haven't even met another human yet. As far as we know other life forms that can think on our level don't even exist.
>>44973065>+Interesting Development+<Normally I would continue on with the actions, but you've discovered something "important" that you'd most likely wish to address:>You may spend a brief moment in between our current and new actions interview, ask, submit new minor actions or ideas to this new development. >44973065The Technician feels an overwhelming sense of relaxation and calmness wash over their entire selves, but they manage to retain their composure and begin asking the mysterious entity a few basic initial questions.>>44973173>State your designation and purpose.The Mana Bubbles briefly and more Tendrils slowly rise out from the bottom to inspect and observe the new "user" within the Vat while the comply to the questioning in a soothing, but Monotone voice chiming within the Technician's Mind, "Internal Labratory Structure, designated "philosopher's stone, Serial Number- w-wait, " A red-hued hand briefly reaches out from the bottom to poke and prod the Technician's foot- The palm very briefly opening up, the flesh plying to reveal a brief eyeball before the arm is retracted back down.There's Shuffling and the entities grip becomes more far more casual, "Lilith. My Designation is Lilith. Please. (Please.)" >>44973193>Explain all functions and operations."For the past 152 days I have been without administrative orders or actions and have been largely running per pre-registered administrative preferences and conditions set by The Master. The Complimentary Master has no signed in- I am very Excited."
>>44973511"You have a personality and a will? Homonculi aren't the only artificial creations that can develop them?"
>>44973511The master has died, natural causes. We are....alone now, with only our family. Are you part of that family? You feel and sound like a homonoculus
>>44973644I second this
>>44973511"Can you supply us with comprehensive information on the functioning of these vats and other relevant machinery?"
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>44973347well i didnt necessarily say "people close to them" what i meant was they basically did self-testing(that way only them would be effected)>>44973402"principles of scientific method"honestly? i commend them for their bravery- and dedication to the sciences and advancement of said sciences>>44973399is this some kind of shitposting im not aware of?>>44973426they usually are wrong, but atleast its scientifically proven >>44973484honestly? as far as this civ goes? we should consider "at what point is a homunculi, a homunculi?" after we figure that out, then we go into logistics and things of that nature>>44973511if i understand correctly, this vat is not only sapient, but also self-aware and very intelligentdoes it have feelings? ask it how it felt when it used the chicken for genes, and how it felt when it used the ostyrug or w/e that creature is/was.>>44973644of course its family m8, infact its more like a denmother,which is an idea in itself--------------Idea:see how the other homunculi feel about there being a joint leadership, one being the technician, and the other being lilith
>>44973716My mistake, misread that.Also tfw I realise I'm still namefagging from the Penal Legion.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>44973716Idea: To ignore this namefag due to excessive illogical decisions and whims that may compromise all Homonculi
Rolled 47 (1d100)>>44973780Second!
>>44973777its ok friend, you dont have to change your name but i think namefagging is very much suggested here>>44973780>>44973807heres your reply myrm
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>44973780Yes, please.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>44973780Indeed.
>>44973716>honestly? i commend them for their bravery- and dedication to the sciences and advancement of said sciencesand that's your opinion, not necessarily reflective of homunculi or any....it's not about bravery or dedication. It's impractical for the purposes of recording data, and an unnecessary risk. You do it in either desperation, or as a show of faith to prove you believe in it. Neither of those are particularly ideal in getting actual data.There are times when you indeed have to appeal to emotion, but that does not make it the "right" thing to do as SOP, nor is it relevant at all to this situation.>they usually are wrong, but atleast its scientifically proven that's the problem: he was wrong because Yellow Fever WAS contagious. The experiment was a flop due to the absurdly small sample size, and NOBODY knows why the fuck he survived that.
>>44973240>Um.. Help?>List Commands?>Hello World?"Complimentary Master Requests Assistance. Certainly, one moment, please." More Shuffling is heard, a distinct "blooping", the sound of flesh sliding against flesh, fluid displacing itself and draining and a quiet air-sucking noise very briefly as the Mana bubbles and the entire laboratory shuffles ever so slightly. The Bottom of the Vat opens up wider and the Entity comes "slithering out": Red, Red and Fleshy and Veiny as if lacking any skin- no, not skin; covered in an almost acrylic kind of hard surface layer that resembles both flesh and mineral that is reflective and mildly translucent in nature. The being has white hair that flows naturally and free while slightly covering a featureless face with no nose, eyes, but a lipped natural mouth- it's slightly confusing where the forehead and face begin. The Most defining feature of this being though is their massively over-sized mana-embrotic that keeps their breasts separated: It is enormous, beating like a heart and visibly pumps golden glowing fluid down through connecting veins and into the level below the vats. The Entity wraps it's arms around the Technician and gently pets their head while holding their back. The Creature is incredibly warm."I am responsible for the production and customization of Homonculi models, documentation and processing of genetic materials, as well as the upkeep, management and refueling of all local Mana-embrotics. You are the Complimentary User." "Lilith's" body shuffles and an imprompt eye opens up onto her collar and shuffles around through her flesh to inspect every inch of The Technician. "You are Homonculi? This.This is Comforting." The Beings grip tightens slightly, but not uncomfortably so.
>>44973827That wasn't me. I haven't made any suggestions in a while.
>>44973896This can only end well
>>44973896So does this mean we can safely adapt ourselves now that we have what amounts to direct access to the techniques involved in creating new homunculi?
>>44973876honestly m8 i gave up on the idea as no one liked it( even though it wasnt as "deadly" or critical as you guys thought, you all just misunderstood it and started assuming the worst)>>44973896have we registered the technician as the leader/registered unit?if so can we change it to lilith? she is literally and figuratively both our mother and lifeblood>>44973965im sure of it, namefag up and ill believe you, otherwise i will ignore all anons who shitpost
>>44973896Are hugs nice? If yes then we should hug back.Either way she deserves an explanation of what's going on.
Am I the only one that feels like we aren't getting anything done?
>>44974037You are literally autistic and retarded aren't you?
>>44974088we're getting a lot done
>>44974037>register spawning and maintenance tank as leader>literally only the technician can interact with her and provide any outside information that isn't pre-programmed into herwhy would you even think about it?
>>44974088No>>44974037Witter pls. Just...look.If a person communicates and is misunderstand, there is fault in both listener and speaker. If you say you were misunderstood, figure out how to BE understood.
>>44974037I really hope you're just trolling and doing a very good job of it, I Really don't want to believe there is someone like you in this world.
>>44974037m8 I'm like 80% sure you're actually Myrm trying to pull a fast one and make it seem like Myrm and Witter are two separate people.I might know hwy Jyoti is sticking to his space civ if this is how you act in the Ghoul Civ
>>44974088You're welcome to propose something, if it's beneficial I'll support your role when you make it.
>>44974088it will feel that way for the first couple threads, cyclopsOP has a slow build up but its worth it, not to mention there are too many shitposters(and by that i mean myrm and probably 1 other) and not enough people actually playing and posting ideas/actions>>44974185no friend, the technician is not the only one who can interact with her, she has come out of her shell, read the last post>>44974192thats not fair to say crog, sometimes the fault lays in one person (whether it be the listener or the speaker) but never both
>>44974226It isn't me, people. Not everyone who disagrees with you is Myrmidon.
Rolled 11 (1d20)We can't do much right now, but once we get out of the Vats, I'd like to vote that we establish a perimeter around our home. If any adventurers come wondering by, make sure they know someone lives here.Rolling
Guys we're almost to bump limit and killing the thread.Goddamnit why did you guys have to keep talking to Witter/Myrm, just ignore them for fucks sake
>>44974272each has to tailor to the other. Do you use programming terms when talking to a tailor? No. Does that mean it's wrong for the programmer to use such terms with other programmers? But then a scientist MAY be able to understand, due to similar fields.You can't expect a listener to fully understand how you explain something, and you can't expect a speaker to always be able to find appropriate terms that fits within the context of the listener.Both make an effort to understand each other.
>>44974272>the technician isn't the only thing she's interacted withLiterally everything that isn't the technician that has been in there has either dissolved into nearly nothing, or been homonculi being created. So far the technician has been the only thing to survive being stuck in there after creation. She says that she can also be used for "maintenance" of other homonculi, but the technician is the only one of all the homonculi to register as a "user".The technician is literally hand-crafted to be a leader.You do not shift the role of leading AWAY from the dude that's literally MADE to lead. And even then the last person that should get the leader role would be a glorified lab tank and mana deposit.
>>44974450Because if we don't veto him then Cyclops might actually use his fuckawful ideas.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>44974444Rolling in support of these glorious fours. Dice gods please favor me!
>>44974516So we have automated Homunculi turrets on top of a massive wall with a moat full of otyughs now right?
>>44973373>>44973614"Negative. The Master has yet to to initialize any sort of customized programming. I have been running on Basic Etiquette and rudimentary Psyche guidelines supplemented by information and outside stimulai submitted by what I assume is you: Complimentary Master. Philosopher stones in general are usually designated with complex and dynamic intelligence in order to circumvent the personality eccentricities of registered owners." "Personality is an acceptable product feature within set perimeters. Sir.">>44973644>>44973644>Are you part of that family?"Lilith" seems to be confused, there is a long awkward pause and the veins within the creature can be seen pumping, muscles moving and flexing, "Negative? I am a part of the Laboratory?" >>44973686>"Can you supply us with comprehensive information on the functioning of these vats and other relevant machinery?""Certainly: Vats are artificial prosthesis to assist in the manual control, production and customization of new and current Homonculi Models. Other Relevant Machinery meant and designed for interface with non-genetically compatible users and guests without registration." >>44974029>So does this mean we can safely adapt ourselves now that we have what amounts to direct access to the techniques involved in creating new homunculi?"Correct. You may Access manual customization and designation of current Homonculi Models as well as new ones." >>44973971>>44974083The Technician satisfied with this new information politely thanks "Lilith" and decides to strengthens their social bond by giving them a Hug. >Complimentary Master satisfied, signing out Use- "O-oh.. Thank you." >Lilith enjoyed the platonic physical contact.
>>44974463I still think the technician represents an attenuated replica of the original wizard, meant as a lab assistant that would be close enough to the original egomaniacal that he could tolerate his presence in the laboratory, unlike a bumbling apprentice, but also made never to risk the master being surpassed
>>44974609>>So does this mean we can safely adapt ourselves now that we have what amounts to direct access to the techniques involved in creating new homunculi?>"Correct. You may Access manual customization and designation of current Homonculi Models as well as new ones."So we could totally slim down those two new Homunculi Dolls to a more manageable form or allow a unit to try out a new body
>>44974463thats like saying the master wasnt our leaderin my opinion, lilith made us and can heal our wounds those are 2 crucial things to life she deserves to be leader>>44974609ask lilith if she knew what the master had in store for us, or if she knows what our directive was before the master died, obviously it was for more than just his perverted fantasy's, or one can hope atleast
>>44974609Explain to Lilith that since has had a hand in creating the homonculi she would be analogous to a mother, in a biological sense. Since all of us are born in the laborty it is similiar to a womb
>>44974609"Yes, you are part of the laboratory. You developing a personality could be... nice. We are still working on developing our own."
>>44974444>>44974516>I'd like to vote that we establish a perimeter around our home. If any adventurers come wondering by, make sure they know someone lives here.>Roll 20/20>Complete and Total Unarguable success.You lack the resources and "man" power to entirely cover a perimeter around the entire dungeon tower floor you reside upon, but the outer hallway is easily managed and your Soldiers over the weeks have managed to scout out 'almost' every nook and cranny of the floor you call home. They share their observations and developments with the Technician leisurely off duty in the therapy room. >The only Entrance and exit from this floor is the gigantic, towering, spiraling stair case within the center of the tower: the stair case seems to lead SOMEWHERE outside as water regularly pools down from it from much higher elevations- causing the small "river" we've observed in the area. >The entire inner area was at one point habituated by some beings, but this was long enough ago that the buildings have become derelict, abandoned, crumbled and rubble: the buildings have a different architecture that naturally supports and forms into the tower as opposed to our arcanum. So far nothing interesting has been salvaged- most items of interest have rusted or rotted away. >It was noted that there was a creature on this level obstructing reconnaissance. We have discovered two possible leads: one is the presence of some giant feline, we have seen tracks imprinted in the mud and grass within the center area and the remains of kills, but have not managed to find the animal. It's awareness of the surrounding environment must be impressive.>The Second creature we've caught glimpses of however and have come to doubt it's threat level: small, short, red or blue-coloured humanoid-shaped creatures that dash in between the rooms and crevices. They seem to scrounge around for something and carry with them satchels and bags.
We've almost met our bump limit -if we haven't already- So why don't we roll for our LAST FINAL Actions and one more final idea.D20's for Actions.D100's for Ideas.Go ahead guys.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>44975160>small, short, red or blue-coloured humanoid-shaped creatures that dash in between the rooms and crevices. They seem to scrounge around for something and carry with them satchels and bags.Initiate contact with these PARRATS
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>44975246lets catch that feline
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>44975289Let's keep it from catching us.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>44975246Research Lilith. Find what makes a homonculus a homonculus, and what makes a philosopher's stone a philosopher's stone.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>44975160>giant feline>small, short, red or blue-coloured humanoid-shaped creatureshave we tried to conversate or interact with either of them at all? offer food/water to both of them and try not to scare them off>>44975246im sorry for all the shitposting the anons have been doing, i tried to keep it on track but i guess i just egged it on, shame because i really enjoy your civs. you wont be continuing on another thread will you?( and speaking of that will you ever continue cyclops civ, or did you delete all of that?)
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>44975319Supporting this.
>>44975402>>44975415What the fuck is going on tonight?
Rolled 5 (1d20)Rolling for searching the ruins. Please be merciful dice gods
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>44975451Dice for this
Looking at these last rollsAnd with one last attempt at making a life for themselves, the Homonculi pissed off Lilith and the two creatures prowling the area.They were swiftly devoured.
Ask the other homonculi what modifications they want now that we know lilith can safely begin modifications of our forms?
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>44975473rolling for this
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>44975160You don't kill the cat. You tame it, WITH OVERWHELMING SPIRIT!
>>44975289>lets catch that feline>Roll 1/20>Failure so complete it is interesting.It happens one evening; when the sun was setting and the center of the tower became immersed in a warm comforting glow of an evening horizon and just as the crickets and frogs began their chorus from the grass and shallow pond waters. The Cat.The Feline.The Chimera.This large and monstrous creature- prowling at dawn and dusk for prey items, it's low, dull, growl rumbling from it's stomach and sending a small embarrassing shiver of fear even through your Soldier Models. When the sun finally sets though is when the creature is in it's element: It's eyes glow brightly to reflect any available light and it's lion's maw opens up wide to vent out a small dull ember of fuming flames stoked by it's large bellowing lungs and despite it's size- able to close it's eyes and mesh into the underbrush completely, seemingly sensing the area with it's serpentine headed tail. >>44975312>Let's keep it from catching us.>roll 17/20>Success, decent odd numbered success.Your Soldiers don't dare even agitate it- they liberally make use of their long, high-heeled, muscular legs and bolt out from the interior of the tower the moment the detect so much as a snapped twig. They know it's schedule though and they know what it looks like.That's good enough for them for the time being.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>44975319supporting this(but more specifically research Lilith)
Rolled 95 (1d100)>>44975837Double that support
>>44975871oh shit son i dont even think he can ignore this rollnice onealso CyclopsOP make another thread and keep it going into sunday please and thanks
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>44975837Supporting research of Lilith.
>>44975921>Being smugOkay.>Being an entitled shit.Not okay.
>>44975937Holy fucking shit.
>>44975937Aw come on, we already concluded rolls and I got individuality locked up
>>44975837while it is true that shitfags are occasionally right, the same way a broken clock is right twice a day, it is nothing remarkable to gloat over
>>44976071Also research lilith is less of an idea and more of an action....
>>44976071Well if Cy doesn't start a new thread we can do individuality now and start by researching Lilith next time.
Oh CyPlease take pity on us and accept these awesome rolls
>>44975319>Research Lilith. Find what makes a homonculus a homonculus, and what makes a philosopher's stone a philosopher's stone.>Roll 13/20>Ominous Number. Can't Ignore 13.The past few weeks the Technician has spent researching, investigating and making themselves more comfortable with their lab equipment known as "Lilith" and indeed they have been most compliant: answering questions, giving tutorials and expanding the technicians conscious awareness of what can be done with their available resources. The Technician has become Distracted, However. The Technician's mind can't be placated any longer, they must know MORE, they must KNOW EVERYTHING, they were the first to acknowledge their independence and they are the first to become dissatisfied with it- They are eager and they are impatient. Together tithin the Vat the Lilith Interface senses this emotional disturbance and social dissatisfaction >>44975937>Roll 99>Research Lilith>Collect Genetics. Expand the Psych. Establish Independence. Create Beauty.The Technician feels themselves slip away into a deep sleep, a sleep not natural to their kind: they lay wake and gaze into a void and a river of stars and dreams, they feel hands gently caressing them, holding them like a mother would support her baby- gently, tenderly. Then Noise, horrible, constant, unending noise, static, thousands of minuscule and previously hushed voices now an undeniable chorus within their mind that they can't ignore followed by an intense burning within their chest and the Technician can feel, they can sense and see within the form of Lilith- not grotesque and disgusting, but a beautiful, pure, and flawless natural construction aching and calling for the technician to join them within the dream, within the void shared by so many others staring back at them, like so many beautiful and endless swirling stars- The process is interrupted. >>44975480>Rolled 66"A new Voice? A new Dreamer? One even I have not heard before?"
>>44976071>>44976111>>44976146either way, which ever one is skipped over we can definitely make sure its done the second time around, although i think he may not want us to do individuality just yet, but im just assuming that- seeing as we really dont have self-awareness still>>44976111sometimes we rolled a d100 for the research's in cyclops civ, so thats why i did that>>44976306i could be wrong but i think that last post was his last post, although i could be misunderstanding(read the very last sentence?)
>>44976341This is some trippy shit man.
>>44976341>the process is interruptedi wonder how or why exactly it was interrupted, maybe it was the new voice/new dreamer that did it, and possibly because we arent ready for that type of "dreaming" yet(are these the last few posts or are you going to continue?) either way this was a great civ/thread i appreciate it cyclopsOP>>44976532you should definitely read his past work(cyclopsCiv) if you havent, it is a work of genius(the OP picture is a blue cyclops girl, you should be able to find almost all of them on the archive, seriously its worth it to read all of them)
>>44976341Did we just fuse with Lilith then develop a new gestalt individual?
"Who is this? What are you? Are you Lilith? Are you a new entity?"
Did...Did we just have sex and make a baby?
>>44976341Lilith's shining beacon is quietly and gently brushed away by shadow- as is the other beautiful stars and lights shining within The Technician's dream."You, Child. What are you? Who made you? I can't hear you, only now may I..May I touch you? My Darling.. My sweet." Cold, Cold that dulls the horrible burning within the Technicians chest, such calming, soothing relief comes as arms wrap around and the soft embrace hushes the outside noise. "Who are you? What are you? You've lived long, but you've been absent from my gaze. You are so beautiful, but you're not from my brood, you know no sire.. and yet.. Would you be offended if I called you my Own?" The voice is low, it's tone matches the soft, gentle, beats of the Technician's core and soothes their anxieties, their fears, they forget the master, they forget their programming, their mind envisions many things- innumerable thoughts, ideas, abstractions, concepts, insanity, chaos, disorder.. And yet each of these things come gently petering down like small droplets watering a supple bud. No pain just pure, calm, void- briefly lit with small sparks. "You are beautiful, I will make you whole. I love you. You will know me, my kind and I will take in your sisters in turn for I love them as well- You will all know me as the first.. and as the last.. and you will know my Love. My sweet, beautiful, pale child." A soft kiss, so sweet and gentle- like it was the first thing the Technician has ever experienced."Rise."The Technician and Lilith wake up in their separate containers.>The Technician's Soul has fully developed.>The Technician may now learn magic.
>>44976725Fucking vampires, Always ruining shit.
>>44976725You're a wizard Techie. This is a generally good thing honestly. We should see about practicing asap. But that said... I wonder what that was.The Moon? The Stars? Something else?
>>44976725WE HAVE COMPLETED THE MAGNUM OPUS, THE GREAT WORK OF THE ALCHEMISTS OF OLD!
>>44976725I think we just found God, guys.Can't say I saw that coming, to be honest.We need to learn more about her. Him. It. What ever.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>44976725What was that?
>>44976725waitwaitwaitwaitwaitare we an artificial lifeform given a true will and now a true soul? Is the technician even "artificial" anymore? What's going on?
>>44976725AAAaaaaannddd... that's it for this weeks session!I hope you all enjoyed it and that I was able to satisfy the quality of story telling you've come to expect out of me and my work.This Thread has been archived, so you can go and feel free to vote it up: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI know it seemed a little shaky at the start, but we did have some pretty wacky rolls to work with- I hope you guys though can come to trust my process though in the long run.I'll be sticking around for a bit longer, but as always: You can catch the next session saturday at 4pm!Thank you everybody for coming out and I hope we can stick to it 'till the end!
>>44976725So, we found a God of some sort.From what I can gather, this being just told us that their people will take us in. Meaning, and I'm just guessing here, that we might be expecting some guests soon. Anyone with me on that?
>>44976840it sounded like death. In order to be truly alive we must be able to truly die
>>44976927Can we ask about what the other homonoculli are talking about?Have any of them given any thought to modifications they might want to make for themselves?
>>44976841Mad Max is probably in my top 5 games of 2015 to be honestPraise the Angel Combustion!
>>44976927I have a question Mr. CyclopsWill we be seeing interaction with other races soon?
>>44976914All homunculi are artificial in the sense that they don't have their genesis in evolution but have been created by an intelligence for a specific purpose, which differentiates them from other natural lifeforms. I'd assume we all have the capacity to use magic to some extent but it requires a catalyst to be felt. As long as homunculi are born from a nonliving machine they'll be synthetic/artificial, but that obviously doesn't limit their ability to reach parity with other sapient living things.
>>44976927I'm assuming the little people we saw were parrats yes?Time for friends.Is anyone else really wanting to capture, dissect or study that Chimera for those sweet upgrades?
>>44976970>Have any of them given any thought to modifications they might want to make for themselves?The other Homonculi are open and generally willing to be improved and upgraded, but as Homonculi they cannot truly deny their initial base programming and mostly want to be better at their designated models:The Dolls wish to be more excessive, more graphic, more sexual and explicit. The Soldiers wish to be more deadly, more powerful and more athletic with a wider array of weaponry.The Laborers wish to be stronger, more efficient and just want to work more.All Homonculi though instinctively crave and seek complex genetics as well as some level of beauty or aesthetic per their base-natures. The Technician is a wild card at the moment.>>44977147>Will we be seeing interaction with other races soon?That's entirely up to rolls and progress, but it's entirely possible "soon".
>>44976914According to traditional alchemical tomes, the homunculus is an imitation of mankind but it lacks a soul. The Philosopher's Stone is said to transmute the baseness of metals and of the spirit to create literal and/or metaphorical gold.Since Lilith is a living Philosopher's Stone, we have been transmuted into an ensouled being.
>>44977342This will sound dumb but do you have anything to say to the anons put off by the Sexual content of this civ?
>>44977247The fucks a parrat?
>>44977411They are parrot-rats. They were a local pest in Cyclops OP's previous civilization quest titled "Cyclopes Civilization Quest".
>>44976927Next week we really MUST begin full maintenance on the outer hallway where we can maintain control.Here's a rough idea I got for how we can expand.WarPrep would primarily be something like healing vats for warriors, practice areas, etc.Living quarters is just an extension of what we have. A place where homunculi can live peacefully and nicely and have personal spaces of their own. I imagine that the best thing would be big open tent like areas, designating personal zones, while still being open and friendly and allowing communal living.Industrial/Crafting is where we can preform artisan things and store materiel.The Trap/Guard zone is basically just a big old 'do not pass if we don't give permission'.If I'm right about the scale, we have a fairly large estate JUST in the halls, and plenty of room to expand, but we should make it READY for expansion.>>44977507then we gave them sapience, trying to make them not pests, and abandoned the effort instead, which lead to a half-sapient (which became fully sapient) species... we also tried to just up and exterminate them, which ended up with a plague of still births from angry spirits, and the literal goddess of miscarriages being born from the event.We were still trying to atone for the event when Cyclops Civ ended.
>>44977342so i have a couple questions, can we suggest certain complex genetics? or do we need to get the "materials" and such. like is there a tech-tree we have to go through? what or how can we upgrade
>>44977342If we encourage the dolls too much they might start making "art" homunculi
>>44977392As one of the anons who objected somewhat to the lewder stuff, I would clarify that I have absolutely no issue with sexuality or even straight up smut sometimes, however:>1I really am enjoying this quest and I wouldn't want to see it verboten because its 2lewd. >2I think too much fetish fuel would just distract from the nice meaty stuff like trying to start up a good civilization and hashing out the issues and moral questions involved in it. >3The only one of my fetishes I've seen here is Handholding so I don't have any investment in potential lewdness.
>>44977392honestly I do think he should spread it out a LITTLE bit... getting hammered with it over and over is getting to be a bit much.I mean I doubt it'll be maintained the longer we get into it, and the further away from being a perverted wizard's sex bots, but still.
Next time I'm going to suggest the Idea: Pets for the mental well being of our units. Tending to personal pets like a chicken, goat, rabbit, otyugh, or sparrows would help our family and keep them grounded.
>>44977392>This will sound dumb but do you have anything to say to the anons put off by the Sexual content of this civ?I don't really know what to say other then that I just have an affinity sexual content as opposed to perhaps graphic violence when it comes to fantasy. >>44977611>so i have a couple questions, can we suggest certain complex genetics? or do we need to get the "materials" and such. like is there a tech-tree we have to go through? what or how can we upgradeYes, we've come to a point where next session we can begin to plan, make and design new Homonculi models.The big key/point here is to collect enough foreign material to actually have unique parts and functions to justify making and registering separate models otherwise ones that are too similar will just swap genetics and slowly alter and immerse themselves with others of their kind.Think of it perhaps in terms of inventing creating or research new specialized units in an RTS: "Hunter" Models, or "Melee" Models. >>44977676>If we encourage the dolls too much they might start making "art" homunculiIf left to their own devices the dolls would probably devolve into something likening a literal semen demon and I'd probably get temporarily banned for.Which would count as a loss as "letting the Homonculi devolve to mindless animals" would be counted as "defeat".
Once the conversation here has ended, let's support Harpy Civilization Quest: >>44973650
>>44977970This is a good idea for the next session, since we don't really have any children in this society it would be good to have something weak to care for, it will help to reinforce our societies valuing of life.
>>44977983> registering separate models otherwise ones that are too similar will just swap genetics and slowly alter and immerse themselves with others of their kind.so you basically mean like, dont make for example a "tracker" and a "hunter" because in the end they will just "blend together" and become one (and you've wasted most of your materials for mostly nothing) or am i understanding that wrong?
>>44977970you mean basically this >>44966791we shouldnt really give pets to anything but the dolls because everyone else should be busy (for the most part) and "shouldnt" have time for a pet
>>44977983I'm very much in favor of art homunculi. really this would go very quickly into fantasy transhumanism if I had my way
>but sometimes a little simplicity is exactly what you need.
Any tips for an aspiring quest master?
>>44978082You'd end up with 2 Homonculi that would ultimately just sort of swap and exchange genetics to the point where both of them were largely identical barring personal quirks and preferences. A Homonculi prioritizes acquiring genetics based on how useful they are to fulfilling their job since they don't possess an INFINITE amount of room and material to sustain ALL GENES. The Laborers for instance might like the Doll's 1-ton durable spine, but the ones around our Arcanum don't do any HARD industrial labor, so they're 100% motivated to take the gene. Like wise the same gene can be used in unconventional methods: Both the Soldiers and the Dolls have bone-heels on their feet, but in the Doll's case this is to make their gait all the more sexually appealing. The Soldiers have bone-high-heels though so they can stomp things to death with their sharpened heels.
>>44978523cool, do you mind if i steal your writing style and switch it up a bit? and some of your ideas?
>>44978302>I'm very much in favor of art homunculi.I like the idea as well, but I probably have something different in mind to what you're thinking of.>>44978315110% Amazing.
>>44977588I kind of want to try travelling up or down the stairs sometime. Just would be interesting honestly.
>>44978700>I kind of want to try travelling up or down the stairs sometime. Just would be interesting honestly.I'd highly encourage exploration as one of the "winning" conditions is to clear the boss of the tower and so forth.This is a BIG fucking tower.
>>44978315The fact taht you remember my weird language gives me all sorts of feels anon.Did you know I managed to make a bronze version of the alphabet?
Can we continue this tomorrow? I'm hooked
>>44979309damn dude, that's impressive
>>44979377We must wait until next week.
>>44979493Thank you anon. It was all part of a personal thesis project last year. I also managed to finish some concrete statues and the Major Arcana of the Cyclopean Tarot last year.
>>44979683currently gearing up to work on Minor Arcana.
>>44979309No, I didn't. That is stupidly cool.If we ever find any bronze letters like those kicking around I'm voting to have the dolls make them into jewelry.>The Technician fingering an amulet that reads "I AM" when nervous.>The Soldiers wearing them as dog tags.>The Laborer I drew wearing a set of five rings that read "ONION" when worn on one hand.
>>44979309>>44979683holy shit anon, i remember you, you did really good work
>>44979724I THINK THERE FOR I AM
>>44979746Thank's anon. I'm still around on /tg/ doing art for quests and occasional homebrew threads for little things. I'd be happy to take some requests. I've got the "soldier homonculi" on the list of things to do.
>>44980152honestly? a VERY good detailed picture of lilithlike only if you're going to put a lot of effort into itim interested in what you can do.
>>44980152Heres an ideaHow about what The Master looked like? We don't really have much on him (At least I don't think we do? Did I miss something?)I imagin him being this sickly, middle aged wizard with a creepy smile and a rope covered in stains, ranging from blood, to food, or and... other bodily fluids.
>>44980185I can give it a shot. Like I managed to accomplish pic related through one entire thread's worth of time with some idle thumbs so I can probably grokk a lilith pic. It is strangely enticing to attempt. >>44980266I can maybe finish this super quick though. Maybe before the thread pops out of existence. By the way do we got these things archived?
>>44980152>>44980185>>44980266>>44979700>>44979683Speaking of Art.How do you guys like the MAP? I did it up all myself >>44966052I tried to do one of them top down kind of 2d maps wot you see in the dungeon manuals and so forth.
>>44980346I like it. I didn't realize just how big this place was, to be honest with you. What exactly is the back story behind the tower? I can't imagine the whole thing was just up and abandoned in one day. Or is that something we have to learn along the way?
>>44980343>By the way do we got these things archived?Yes.The last thread is archived and always posted in the opening post.THIS thread is already archived and you can go vote for it: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html
>>44980346Pretty good but I really can't understand most of what you wrote.
>>44980343If this thread dies, just post it in civ general, that's our retreat place. Lol
>>44980346I think it was pretty damn gorgeous OP. You've got a nice style. It explains enough about what's going on and is just a straight up charming look. I especially dig the color pallet too. Kind of reminds me of the way Schwig renders things.
>>44980379Might be the point. to hide things perhaps. but maybe a nice sanserif might work at that scale. Futura or Gill Sans? Getting a little Typography Nerd all up in here, sorry. Have some quick lines on what the "Master" before us looked like. Might color it in later.
>>44980851Reminds me of Rick Sanchez in a way
>>44980916Yeah, I see it.I'd imagine the Master having a more Nazi smile, given his work.
>>44980916I was aiming for something like that. Took a little bit more from Wallace and Grommit for the mouth.Almost drew in a little drool blob at the bottom of his mouth but it messed with the beard.