>Essential stats: http://pastebin.com/jsfxVKt7>Archives: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tide%20of%20Ages>Highlight of the week: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBA>I am SO using stuff I learn from his channel in this quest, while it's still relevant.You return to the village with the first signs of winter's snow swirling around you in flecks that do not yet settle on the still summer-warmed earth. Soqed was once again pleased by his sacrifice this year, perhaps even more so for the loss of the goat's life, along with the meat. If you do not miss your guess, there may be some connection between the perceived value of the sacrifice or offering and whatever it grants to the god to whom it was intended.The loss of a single goat won't effect your herds too badly, even after the harvest-time butchering. If you lose too many however, you'll suffer some serious setbacks. Goats are valuable; far more so than any flint tool or basket of grain.It is now Early Winter. The tribe is eagerly anticipating the annual festival and the exchanging of small gifts that has become customary. A much smaller group is expecting you to once again lead them to pray for the blessings of the Heavenly Gods. Elia and Galit's miraculous child seems to have spurred a sudden upsurge of faith among the tribe.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new (List options)>Make something special (List options)>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation/construction (List options)>Other
>>45582852Talk to Beren about Ebba's apprenticeship to Nila. Then during the festival, summon Rhea for our peeople to speak with her and offer her prayers and gifts
>>45582852BY the way, is there anything pressing we have to do RWB?
>>45583179I'll support this>>45583224We should at least start the temple by the end of summer, is my bet. And we need to finish the grain storage. How many labor points do we need to pour into tht yet, RWB?
>>45583320Ammending support- seek out Rhea and make sure she's cool with us doing that
>>45582852>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)Supporting >>45583179 as well
BUILD DAT TEMPLEASK NEIGHBORS FOR HELPS
Hey dirty dirty Negroesvote in the archive
>>45582852Invite strangers to the anual fesrival
And the votes are called! Writing.
>>45583349>>45583179By the way, I should point out... 'Summoning' the gods is more like calling for them. They can choose whether to show up or not...
>>45584137We do all know we are about to get told off by whom I imagine is the MILF god, for blood magic and sacrifice right?
>>45584650Should be kosher as long as we don't stray off into human sacrifices
>>45584650I wouldn't call it blood magic, it's not like we recieve any boons or extra magical ability for doing so . Also sacrificing goats to the wyld gods to succor on honestly doesn't seem that bad. So long as the tradition remains that only livestock be sacrificed, we shouldn't have to worry about it ever going into human sacrifice. We may need to get it in writing however or through oral tradition
>>45584650At the beginning of most mainstream religions, sacrifices were common.
Counting the vote as offerings to Rhea"Ebba is capable of magic, I am certain of it," you nod, explaining your thoughts to Beren, "But I lack the skill to teach her; I am still only learning myself.""But why her?" she asks quietly, sounding a little hollow inside. "Already Sera and now you want to send Ebba away too? Why not go yourself and learn what Nila can teach you, then return and teach our daughter?"""Our?" you blink, "Ebba's not-""I have raised Ebba as my own daughter and cared for her as if I were her mother, do not try to tell me I am not, Trym," Beren hisses, instantly making you realise you've said the wrong thing."I have other duties to the tribe," you cough, trying to change the subject before your wife can make you feel the full weight of guilt. "I can't take the time to learn from Nila what I need so. I have to make a choice... My own power, or the good of the tribe.""So instead you'd give up our daughters for power," Beren sighs."I'm not-" you begin, but your wife cuts you off with a shake of her head."I know you're not, husband. But I don't want to see another of my children vanish away to who-knows where." She sighs, looking away at the door to your home. "If you think it is best for her, I won't object... But my heart will still be heavy."With that cheerful thought in the back of your mind, you lead the tribe up the long slope to the sacred site. The snows are very light this year, even for the usual shallow scattering that covers the ground half a finger's length deep, but the wind is as biting as ever, blowing right through the furs and skins everyone is wrapped in."Maybe we should see about building a big shrine hut at the summit," grumbles your estranged brother Paku, his teeth chattering. "Or a big bonfire..." Paku, you suspect, is here mostly at Mesut's request. This yearly honouring of the gods is coming to define a not-insignificant part of your tribe and it wouldn't do for his family to miss it completely.
>>45584363That's okay, I understand ritually all we're doing is calling the god to hang out for a bit and they don't have to come. Worst case scenario, she doesn't show up and we spin it as the tribe is not being virtuous or pious enough for the gods of the heavens to appear, and that if we wanted to appease them they could unite the people under one banner and then their prayers would be listened to
>>45585297It's not just power, Nila is the girl's mother and she can learn much from her other then just magic. Plus, Ebba may just outlive everyone in the tribe and it's good to let those two bond
>>45585297>big shrine hut or bonfireThat's a good idea. It'll probably have to be a bonfire given we need to invest most of our build points into building that fuck huge temple
>>45585412Good Idea, Wild Gods get their's first.
>>45585297>my heart will still be heavyAww, I sympathize, but I have a feeling Sera will come back in a year or two and it'll ease the burden in Beren's heart
>>45585437The heavenly gods also seem more inclined toward us being good to each other which should suffice for now
>>45585297RWB, that was a good post, keep it up!
vote in the archives ya dickless negroshttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tide%20of%20Ages
>>45585297Once the ceremony starts, you make the usual prayers for guidance and of thanks to the Gods of the Sacred Heavens. It's strange how little they ask for, compared to the Gods of the Wild; words seem to mean a lot to them, alongside your deeds and intentions. Those are easily given. This year however, you choose to take there ceremony a little longer. The only god of the Sacred Heavens you directly know of is Rhea, so you decide to make an offering to her in particular.The Heavenly Gods seem to prefer deeds and gestures of 'virtue' over mere belongings (though, you recall that the act of offering them shows piety, which seems to be one of the virtues they praise), so you raise your staff and then your voice. There is an ancient song of your people that celebrates the family and the clan. It is sung around fires, by families who value one another and their bond. In the absence of anything explicitly dedicated to the gods, it will do and more importantly, everyone knows it; even the herders know the easier parts to follow. The gathering's voices follow yours, first one, then two, then more until every voice is raised, singing the generations-old song. Six verses; one for the mother, one for the father, one for the children, one for the unborn, one for the elders and one for the ancestors. As you finish, you first feel the indistinct presence of the divine, then hear the whispering of the awed people behind you.You feel, rather than 'see' the sensation of Rhea raising up her hand and then, the warmth of summer sun wraps around you, soothing away aches brought on by your advancing years and the cold. It has wrapped itself around all the gathering as well. It may be nothing, or only a minor boon, but it is enough. Rhea has shown her favour to you, in return for the song you offered.
>>45585549>>45585579All I need is the assurance you're having a good time, guys. You don't need a cheer-leading routine... At least not until the 1950/60s roll around.>>45585608No need to be rude. The archives exist. Let's leave it at that, shall we? Thank you.I don't want to look like an attention whore... This thread's for you guys, not my ego...>>45585656It is now Late Winter and the world sleeps beneath a cold grey sky.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new (List options)>Make something special (List options)>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation/construction (List options)>Other
>>45585708>>45585708Construct granaryTalk to our watery waifu
>>45585708>Make something speciallets compose a song expressing our wonder at the heavenly gods and our hope in them
>>45585810yes lets do this
>>45585708>Make offerings to Nila, bring Ebba, and then ask that she take on her daughter and teach what she can for five yearsThe sooner we do it, the sooner she comes back. Make sure Beren knows we're going and have everyone prepare a farewell meal and say their goodbyes first
>>45585810>>45585836I agree this is a good idea
>>45585708>>45585868>>45585810These. Giving Ebba over to Nila shouldn't take a whole turn, so we should have time to start crafting
>>45585708https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItYoFr3LpDwCan this pleeeease be Sera when she gets back
>>4585708Seconding these, that is if we can do both>>45585810>>45585868
>>45585916idk thats kinda terrifying
>>45585810>>45585868This. Man, Ebba and Sera are going to be such badasses when they are done training.
>>45585810>>45585868Time to send our daughter to magical boarding school and craft the first religious hymms in human history
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46WW3D5a_TUthis shall be the song
>>45585916That's honestly freaking me out a little. Honestly, I sort of expect Sera to be like Princess Mononoke
>>45585916>>45585985You'll see.Sera will be terrifying when she comes back though... Or at least awesome.>Spoiler warningI'd urge everyone to consider the stories about humans taken to Tir-Na-Nog. Sometimes it works great; other times it's a disaster; but most often, there's a price to be paid.>>45586127That may well be a bit more like it.
>>45586141RWB imma be dumping tribal music as i find ithttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qA7GDkKZJk
>>45586127>>45586141I wonder what Ebba will be like when she comes back. Also, do you need us to roll crafting dice RWB?
>>45586259Something like this maybe?
>>45586141we havent learned this yet IC though so we've gotta keep going until this is discoveredhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3vD_v79aLBU
>>45586259Nah, we'll get to that in a moment. Counted votes and writing!>>45586382Loving all the tribal music. I've always struggled to find anything good.I wonder if our ancestors are pleased to know that that aspect of their culture at least lives on...And yeah, why do you think I spoilered it?>>45586369I guess you'll have to find out. While most of your tribe has curly, dark hair however, Ebba and her mother both have pale hair that honestly unsettled your people to look at. It's alien... Even Ebba; is she actually a human at all, or something else..?
>>45586409i think they would swell with pride knowing that their songs are remembered and heard by their multitudes of children with the magic they took from lightning and pulled from the earthhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCL9FiAuezkGrandfathers we love ya
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GzLvqCTvOQY&feature=youtu.beCan't wait learn how to make charcoal, then we finally work with metal and shit
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6IG6F6E5Acthis one gets a gold starguys have you seen this?>Isu, the valley Wild Goddess - The living spirit of the valley you live in and everything that grows in it. She is more alien than the animal gods, but seems fairly benevolent at least.from the pastebinWE SHOULD SUMMON HER
>>45586409Hard to find pale haired girls with an afinity for water magic
>>45586576I actually want to summon the god of the sun. I imagine that'll be very interesting
>>45586635Shit, you know that's a good point. I'm very curious to find out if there is one and see what they are like
>>45586662>seeI think you'll be disappointed.
>>45586576That song was really fucking good. I want that to be the song
>>45586675Pfft, walked right into that one. Here's hoping the sun god is just basically Solaire, because I'd be down to be bros wih the sun god
>>45586635goddess of the sun gets priority just after the goddess of the valley we live inwe are trying to unify the tribes? she would be the ally above all other allieshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KJJL2Xya_Pg
Noh should be a musician, tribal music is just too cool. RWB, can you have him start to show an interest, then we can create some instruments to accompany him
Beren doesn't stop quietly weeping for an entire day, after you break the news to her. She doesn't shout and object and even stops the hot-blooded Galit from once again striking you across the face, only laying a hand on her 'sister's' arm and shaking her head. As soon as Ebba returns home from the day, Beren beckons her over and hugs her tightly, not letting her surrogate daughter go until her eyes are red and she can cry no more.You resolve to waste as little time as possible, but at least Ebba has a chance to say goodbye to everyone. You have a final meal together that turns into something of a feast as your extended family shows up with food and goodwill wishes for Ebba. She seems quite taken aback by all the attention, given how she usually just drifts through like like a leaf on a stream. None of you expected she had made such an impression on the village, especially when a shaggy-haired young man about her age, named Petre arrives and bashfully presents Ebba with a necklace, hung with an auroch's knuckle bone carved into the shape of... Well you think it's supposed to be a dove, but it feels more like a lopsided pigeon to you... With your whole family peering curiously at his shaking form, he nervously admits that he's always liked Ebba and he regrets not telling her sooner. Your daughter surprises everyone present (and gets a couple of whoops from your uncle and grey-haired father) as she takes the young man and embraces him... And does so in a fashion that puts his head squarely between her breasts, before releasing him and he staggers hastily and dizzily away. She doesn't say another word on the topic, refusing to even acknowledge questions.
>>45586964D'aaaw, I'm glad we did it this way and learned our lesson from Soqed and actually TALKED to our famiy first before taking Ebba to be taught by her mother. Also glad to see she has suitors, I'm sure her pale hair makes her look quite exotic
>>45586964The following morning, while everyone else sleeps, you take Ebba down to the river with a small bundle of her belongings. As you leave, she looks back and waves. "Mother was watching us from the door."You have to force yourself to keep going. Beren's sadness at apparently losing another child is starting to cut even your resolve.Finally, at the banks of the river, you call upon Nila, explaining the situation in your prayer, before she surfaces before you. Mother and daughter share a loving embrace."You're right," Nila nods, "Ebba has a gift for magic, without question. I will teach her, as much for our shared blood as for your request and I shan't ask for a sacrifice to instruct my kin. That reminds me, do not spill blood into the river as a sacrifice. It feels... Foul.""So... You'll take her to the wild, to learn?" you ask, "Like Sera? When will she return?""Time is... Strange in the Wild," Nila shrugs, "But I shan't take Ebba there." She smiles and points upstream. "You know just where to find us, but I have much to teach, so please don't disturb us too often."Ebba's mood immedately brightens and she throws her arms around you with a smile of relief. "I won't be going far, after all," she says happily. "Far enough, but not like Sera. Thank goodness.""Thank the gods, one in particular," you nod, grinning at Nila and patting your daughter's head.Beren is so relieved at the news when you return, she falls to her knees, pulling you down with her, her hands in yours and hugs you, laughing and crying at the same time. "You must take me to Nila's pool in the summer," she finally says, wiping her eyes. "You and Ebba have always said it is beautiful and I want to make sure my daughter will be happy there.
>>45587114Aww, Nila's awesome. When we die I hope we stay and watch over her and grow into a powerful spirit/god and she won't have to fear for our own mortality anymore.
>>45587154Alright, I think we might have enough tribal music now, thank you. Don't want to fill the thread with it too much...>>45587114It is now Early Spring. What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new (List options)>Make something special (List options)>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation/construction (List options)>Other
>>45587256>>Try to summon a new godIsu, goddess of the valley
>>45587154In a simiar vein, here's Baba Yetuhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJiHDmyhE1AI found it uplifting and fitting given this is a civ game.
>>45587256Time to start work on the temple
>>45587175We should see about having our soul transferred like our firstborn. Along with our power we could do something like that. But who knows.What do you guys want to do about Training our son? We can't have him not doing anything. While growing up. Even if Its him hunting small game with the slings practicing, and learning to herd from Elia. Would be greatThat way once his sisters come back, he can learn from them both.>>45587256Did we finish the granary? If we didn't finish, Finish that.Also I've noticed that we always have unsurveyed land.Can we get that done? Would it reduce time to build things? Or would we get a map or something?
>>45587256>that feel when you annoy RWBi- im sorry if my LOVE is troublesome for you :'(
>>45587256>>45587345Lets finish the granary, and then startthe temple at the latter half o the month
>>45587352WE COULD BE THE DALAI LAMA BORN OF THE RIVER
>>45587299Honestly, what I personally want to do is go to the Godsmoot and meat with all the gods and discuss having them encourage their followers to come to our village under one tribe, and kind of go over why they'd benefit from such a thing. More worshippers means more prayer, offerings and sacrifices at our temple and it also means we can get the temple done faster with more hands
>>45587434thats not a bad idea but i think for food, for peace, for power, we should talk to the goddess whos realm we are living in. itd be rude not to
>>45587352I totally want to do that, but we should grow more powerful in magic first. Speaking of RWB, didn't you say you'dgrant us an extra point of spirit if we got a lot of art? We had a ton a couple threads ago. Are you waiting for Elia to finish the mural before doing something like that?
>>45587256Finish the granary
>>45587360It's not troublesome. I'm just concerned about us getting off-topic.>>45587352Nah, you never did finish the granary. It was still in its initial stages when winter came.>>45587299Isu isn't especially new; she's known to your tribe and actually worshiped a bit by your people, but if you want to ask something specific of her, feel free to define it.
>>45587472Why anon?? She already receives offerings and has seemed content to let our crops grow. What more would we need from her that we couldn't say in front of all the gods?
>>45587529Sorry, only met one question mark.
>>45587558S'okI just think the goddess of the valley can give us some authority to unite the tribes that they might actually recognize
>>45587434That is a damn fine idea and we should totally do that as soon as we finish the granary and start work on the temple.
>>45587487How about the survey thing?
>>45587580Well, all the gods of the wyld would be a better show of authority. I'm also sure Isu would agree with that as long as she was properly honored and got a cut of the sacrifices
>>45587647we can more easily arrange a mutually beneficial arrangement with her than we can with the collective gods of the wild, but i am willing to do either or
>Make something special (List options)granary>>45587352survey land to get a better idea of shit
>>45587647we should ask the gods of the wild to make the construction of the temple easier for us, like have the god of the forest give us wood and have Enki give us stone and have Maar use the aurochs for labor and have Tengr give us favorable weather
>>45587674My biggest concern there is that the other gods might feel slighted we didn't discuss the deal with them as well and that it would be seen as favoring Isu over the other gods, and that is not something I want to see. We barely managed to avoid offending them when we honored Tengyr and sacrificed to him first
>>45587710Now see this is where I'd be okay asking for Isu's help, given the land is her domain. She could could probably help us better survey the land
>>45587256Finish dat granary son
>>45587723>>45587851we should do these things
>>45587723That's not a bad idea either, but I don't want to push our luck. I feel like asking them to encourage their other follows to join up with us will be hard as it is
>>45587996if you build it, they will comewithout you needing to ask the gods to send themwe ask one favor, two things we want get accomplishedwhich is why we should ask for their help with the templethey dont even have many followers yet
Ok, we really need to begin training a replacement, one we can mold to follow our beliefs and keep thing from going to shit when we die, which we will soon enough since we are getting old. I suggest we get our Demigod daughter an apprenticeship with her mum, so she doesn't make the mistakes we did. Secondly teach our chosen one all we can. When our time finally comes we much know our beliefs and codes are in safe hands and IF we can manage find a way to become a summonable spirit or something.
We should finish the granary before next harvest. Let's do that now. Then, after the planting season, during which time we ask for some help, however we get it, we start the temple in the summer.
>>45588120That's the plan for Noh when he comes 'of age', like we did for Sera and Ebba. Sickly kid won't be exploring, but he could be a hell of a priest if we give him some direction
>>45588088I know Tengyr and Maar have quite a few followers outside the valley, and this isn't field of dreams anon. Just because there'd be a big temple doesn't mean the visitors that showed up would feel obligated to stay, unless the gods told them to stay. Also, we'd have a bigger labour pool without having to ask the gods to do supernatural shit they'd expect more shit for
>>45588120Um, we already did that anon. Ebba is the demigod, and she's currently stsying with her mom for training.
>>45588269dude, if we build the First Temple to the Wild Gods people will come from far and wide to pay devotion to itIn the real world this is how civilization actually began. They will want to come, and stay, and at the very least make regular pilgrimagesI got the impression that Tengr's followers were so far away that they couldnt be reached, and if they are anything like the real people who worshiped the god Tengri (the mongols) we want them to stay faaaar away
>>45588189meh, Like I said he could be learning From Elia how to use the sling and herding. for 1-2 years while he continues to live with us.As well as learning the basics for farming. These three things can be learned before he becomes of age. Allowing him to hunt/farm/herd animals. We should give him the next few puppies so he raises them to follow him and help him hunt. between now and when he turns 15, If we could throw in a few magic lessons. He could easily be a jack of all trades, till he gets his sisters to expand on his hunting and magic once they come back. And Beren, can teach him to be charismatic.tldr; We can train him in plenty before he becomes of age. Via Elia and Beren
>>45588189We should get started then, have Noh accompany us when we do god stuff and treat him as our succesor. Also, with several festivals come and gone have we gotten any gifts? I find it strange that with all the gift giving it was never mentioned if we got anything.
>>45588367We should get Beren to teach him how to deal with people and turn him into the Tribes first and finest trader, a good man, who helps his tribe whilst still providing for his family and living a (for the time period) comfortable life.
>>45588360I still don't think it could hurt to ask them to encourage the followers in the valley at least to congregate and help us build the temple, regardless of what boons we ask of individual gods.u
>>45588431I think that'll happen organically cause this temple will be like Mecca,or Rome, and they'll be competitive and want their worshippers represented among the priestsI really think people are not taking enough advantage of the building of this temple as an oppurtunity to gain vassalge from the other tribes and booms from the gods
>>45588367No, that's a waste, we should expose our son to our actual job and not just farming and other menial shit. You may want little slingingfarmer boy, but I want a groomed succesor (not that anon btw)
>>45587631Surveying land requires an understanding you currently lack, but it'll come up. Basically, it'll be for determining how much space you've got left and any natural resources that're to hand.Right now, 'resources' literally grow on trees or can be picked up off the ground, with the exception of animal bits.Alright, calling the votes here. Let me see if I can tally them; this has got to be something of a mess... I use>TheseIn the hopes that I can just scan for green, but I guess I'll be doing this the old-fashioned way.
>>45588409Nah, we should have him follow us when we talk to gods and lead prayer and other stuff. Not that he can't learn from Beren to have a way with people, which could help him lead people as a spiritual leader,
whenever we are thinking of Noh we should remember that we are making serious character decisions. like do we want this to be tide of ages quest, or priests of ages quest?
>>45588518Want us to just do a revote from this post?
>>45588462So You think some one who knows how to farm,hunt,negotiate and use magic is not being groomed as a successor?He can hunt for food, Magic can help do this.He can Farm for food, possible use for trading.Again magic can helpBecoming charismatic, helps with trading and meeting new tribes and people.All before he becomes of age. So he could learn the basics for these things, and magic is a supplement to most things, like farming and self defense/hunting.I feel that is a pretty good reason for him to do these things.Most seasons we're learning how to do new things, for the tribe. Hence herding/taming/farming and building for the most part.I say he is to young to travel with us. He could easily get hurt traveling. Being young and weak, not many tribes would respect him for being a child till he "becomes of age" anyway. So yeah. Teaching him life long skills useful long term and short term.
>>45588619Training Noh to be shaman doesn't mean we'd have to pick him as the next main character. We have three kids, and I personally think it'd be neat if Sera was mc
>>45588698>A woman mcIt's like you love dicks in your mouth
>>45588698that is true. im just assuming teegee will be predictable and vote for the male
>>45588673Just have him follow us most of the time. We still do farming, herding, talking, crafting and other shit. It's just not mentioned. That kid should be our shadow
>>45588718If you're the MC, you have every choice to rip off every dick you see and wear it as a fucking necklace.Of course, if you die childless, it's GAME OVER.>>45588625...That might be beneficial please..?Sorry...
>>45588748>Build a granary
>>45588718As if RWB would ever go into detail about Sera's sex life. And if she was going to be like Princcess Mononoke like RWB said she may be more inclined to bite off a dick then suck it
>>45588748>ask the gods to hep us build by providing resources
>>45588698I just like the idea of Noh since he will have the best chance of easily becoming a leader.Many cultures tend to bend the knee to a king and not a queen. Men have an easier chance of obtaining and maintaining power.>>45588743mhm. I still feel getting skillful at the sling could be useful.Man Could we have Elia try and focus his attention on making something better than a sling?BowHaving that would making hunting a breeze, and self defense if it comes down to it. We haven't had any bears wonder into our tribe or a sudden war go off.But we're producing a lot of food I assume for a small tribe and if word gets outherders some could envy that and try and take it.
>>45588748>Build a granaryMost of the discussion seemed to be what to do AFTER building the granary and starting the temple. Don't sweat it man
>>45588736Huh, you must be reading different quests, because usually when character generation is involved people go with girls.
>>45588801I mean... I COULD write smut... It's not like I never have before...I just don't think this is the place for it...
>>45588748>Build a granaryMake sure Noh is with us while we finish the granary
>>45588937ive read AEQ, AEQr, Banished, Tide, HSQ, OWQ, and Crusader QuestMaybe its just me personally preferring to play as a male protagonist
>>45588748>Finish the granaryNo problems, mayng. Anything we can do to make your qming easier
>>455889644chan? You don't think 4chan is the place for smut and lewdness?
>>45588964Do whatever you feel is natural, kind of like the scenes when Trym and Nila making love. It was a little tittilating but not overtly smut
>>45588748>Build Granary>Have Noh shadow us for literally everything we do, everything we take part in, he takes part in..
>>45588964Smut is fine so long as it's tasteful and you aren't writing it because you feel obligated. HMQ for instance went through a hundred or more threads before introducing smut.
>>45587482I'm curious about this because I remember it being said too. Maybe it'll happen when we finish the temple or the mural gets finished? I imagine we'd get more powerful the more our influence grew, sort of like the gods.
>>45588748>Buildma granary Have Noh shadow us like anons have been saying. He will be our greatest apprentice
Alright, counted. Last update of the night coming.>>45589004Not on a blue board and in a quest... Unless I'm wrong and just paranoid?>>45589005I honestly forgot I even wrote that. I'll take the advice though.>>45589076It's a fact of life and hell, in this game, if you want to keep playing, you need to make babies. I just don't know how much is too much.Regardless, last update of the night coming.
>>45589303There are like 5 smut quests running on the board
The stones that marked the foundations of the granary stood idle and covered by light snow all winter. Now green is starting to return to the valley, you think it's time to return hands to work. Sadly, you again do not have as many hands as you could. Early spring is the time for planting and everyone is needed in the fields to make sure there's a harvest later. The good news is, of course, that once the grain store is completed and stocked, you'll be able to divert more effort to other tasks occasionally and fall back upon the stored grain.As much as Sera and Ebba both leaving to learn has greatly reduced your food consumption, it has also deprived you of working hands. You take Noh with you in their stead, as you split the timber with wooden wedges and crude, heavy hammers. He works without complaint and surprisingly diligently, for someone so slight. Still, you barely finish the floor and start on the walls by mid-spring, your backs aching and hands covered in blisters. You had help, of course, from the rest of the tribe, but only when they could be spared from the field. Everyone knows a grain store will help the whole village, after all.>The Grain Store still needs 6 labour to complete
>>45589482And crashing, see you in 6-8 hours when I crawl out of the blankets.I'm so glad everyone's active and enjoying things tonight. It makes me smile. Thank you for playing.
>>45589303Smut quests exists and is perfectly fine so long as the smut in question does not involve kids or teens under the age of consent.
>>45589495Thanks RWB, we'll try and keep the thread alive while you rest.
>>45589482Oh dude I totally forgot that we'd have less mouths to feed. Good stuff, thanks man
>>45589495https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf7hyCjqkLQHES GONE POST TRIBAL MUSIC GUYS
>>45589671please do ive been digging the primordial tunes
if you only listen to one of these song posts listen to this onehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kr5Znx4cxKQ
>>45589909As far as real-world peoples to imitate, we could do far worse than the Maori.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByAcKSqxS0slast bump ill give ya
>>45590526i dig it
I'm awake, what I miss?It is now Late Spring. The planting season is over and the nomads have arrived in the valley again, returning to your village to trade, as they always do.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new (List options)>Make something special (List options)>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation/construction (List options)>Barter at the market>Other
>>45593852Finish off that granary if we can. Sorry if it's a bit slow RWB, it's still fairly early for us Americans. I'm only up because I can never sleep
>>45594379I expected as much. Don't worry about it.Please more people soon... Maybe Europeans? Or other parts of the world? Then again, it's a week-day in the middle of the day here, so...Yeah, g-good thing I'm a NEET, right guys?
>>45593852With planting season over we should have more labor points, so we can finish building thr granary and securing our surplus during harvest.Other then that>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)Especially the traders. Discuss possibly setting up temporary housing for them, allowing them to base their operations here and store their goods. Essentially I want them to establish a trading outpost here, but the notion may be too novel at the moment so for now just broach them on granting them temporary housing and in exchange maybe give us better bartering trades on goods.
>>45594414Hah, I sympathize, with my myriad mental health problems I had a hard time holding down a job, so I'm living off the state as well until I can apply for financial aid and go back to school. We can be NEET brethren in arms
>>45594421second. Morning RWB
Here's some more tribal music:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y_CoO_4ex5M
>>45594414Finish dat granaryI'll also support the anon who mentioned housing for the traders
Alright, that's plenty of people. Good morning/afternoon everyone! Let's go.
>>45594884Oh, forgot to preface this when I brought up the temporary housing, but make sure Noh accompanies us with everything. That kid should be our shadow for a few years as we lead the village and do our religious stuff
The traders thank you for the generous offer, but given their family ties to your herders, they're simply staying with them while they visit; they don't really need houses! At your request, Noh is following you like a shadow, especially when you visit the traders. He's fascinated by the goods they bring and begs them for stories of far-away lands. He's not the only one either, as the interest of the clan in the world outside the valley and the places these fine but dear goods come from. While the traders are glad to tell tales, they are very careful to go into detail about the dangers and give no clues as to how to actually get there...The time has come to finally finish the grain store, but what else? There's still plenty for you to work on...You have 15 labour points available.>You have a partially-completed grain store that still needs 6 points of work>Small field - 5 points>Large field - 12 points>Smoke house - 10 points>Improved houses - 32 points>Pens and pastures - 15 points>Grain store - 20 points>Wild Shrine - 20 points>Grand Temple of the Wild - 390 points>BackOnce again, please list what you wish to construct. As many as possible will be constructed this turn and any remaining points that cannot instantly complete a project, will be evenly split between the remaining. You can also give some projects priority over others and these will be completed first.
>>45595380Might as well get a start on the temple. Don't want to gods to think we're slacking
>>45595484After we finish the granary I mean.
>>45595380granry then temple
>>45595380Finish granary. Than start on the temple
>>45595380Granary then temple.
>>45595380Once we get started on the temple, we should start looking into asking specific gods for assistance in gathering resources so we can cut into how many labor points we'll need to finish off the temple.
>>45595380Granary, then temple. Then next turn we ask a god a boon, then the turn after that we should divide our labor pool between building a heavenly shrine for the heavenly gods and building the temple. I think the temple should be our main priority and therefore we would preferably allocate more labor points into that, but if we start investing in the shrine soon we should have it done by winter.
>>45595857>>45595937Most helpful gods:>Maar, the Bull Wild God - Not much is known about this god. The Herders worship him, so apparently he commands goats as well as aurochs.>Isu, the valley Wild Goddess - The living spirit of the valley you live in and everything that grows in it. She is more alien than the animal gods, but seems fairly benevolent at least.>Enki, the mountain Wild God - Even more alien than Isu, Enki is slow-moving and steadfast, but inevitable and unstoppable. He embodies the mountains that surround the valley.>Nila, the river Wild Goddess - A favourite goddess of your clan, Nila controls the river that runs through the valley and everything that swims in it. She is generally friendly with humans and even gave you a daughter, but fears falling in love and losing you to age. Her human form is a beautiful woman with pale hair and amber eyes.>Tengr>Whoever that forest god is
>>45595937Good plan, but you kind of lack fine control over this. Keep in mind, you're not even a chief yet, just an influential tribesman who's NEARLY an elder. The elders still 'rule' your tribe, in as much as you can be said to have 'rulers'.>>45595998Isu IS the forest goddess. There's not really dense forest in the valley anyway, but she's the patron of it, along with everything else that grows here.Anyway, votes called and writing!
>>45596024Well, then I'm fine for rolling leadership if we need to encourage our people to get these labor projects done, just make sure to let us know when and if we need to roll.
>>45596070Yeah same here. All these projects will help garner influence and attract people toward our tribe, which will help in uniting the people of the valley and ultimately restoring our sight.Speaking of influence, can you let us know in-game how the mural is doing on Elia's end? It's been a few seasons since we first asked him to take the project on.
>>45596070We can also ask Paku in helping rounding up labourers, since he was the one who asked for a shrine in the first place and he'll likely want to see it done. Part of being a leader is delegating the work load and finding people who are willing to work with you.
>>45596859What we need to do is discover animal husbandry. We need to learn how to milk goats and shit
>>45595998We should approach Maar first, ask if we can ask his beasts to help carry Enki's stone to the village, then ask Enki for sturdy stone to use as support for the temple, then ask Isu if she could kindly point us to a grove of trees that we can chop down for wood (with her permission) to fashion for the temple, then ask Tengyr for fair weather during days when we build, and then lastly ask Nila when we visit in the summer to see if she can help float the wood down her river so that we can move it quickly and get it to the building site.
>>45596877That will take a lot of time, time just as easily spent asking the god of bulls for a boon. Not to say that isn't a worthy endeavor either, but we got our hands full with building shit and it would take a while to work that out
>>45596877Would the herders know how to milk goats? Goats are kinda there life, it would be weird if they didn't know how to milk them
>>45597029Nah, last I heard they were mostly used for their meat, bone and fur and as pack animals
>>45597058Man the herders are going to feel dumb when the blind old man discovers how to get delicious liquid out of their goats
>>45597113But their woman have been doing that for years.
>>45597139Than said old man needs to learn some shit from those ladies
>>45597139Wait when was it said the women of the herders knew how to milk goats? That's news to me
>>45597139Hold up, is that innuendo or do you genuinely believe they know how to milk goats? If so, can you point us to the archive post that said it?
The completion of the grain store is long awaited and now that the planting has finished, you have plenty of willing hands to help you finish. The floor is a little thick to drill holes in in the same manner you prepare something smaller, so instead, sticks are sunk into the ground and woven once they are at the same height as the floor. Logs leaned against the outside of the oblong structure give it a great deal of strength, as mud daubed on the wicker frame makes it proof against the weather. A thick roof of straw thatch is added and Mesut soon oversees moving the village's grain inside, stored in woven wicker baskets.>Your capacity to store grain has been doubled to 80!With the remainder of the month, you spend your time eagerly selling the tribe on the idea of a great temple to the gods of the wild, telling them that it will surely bring blessings upon the entire village as the gods are pleased by their labour. The sheer scale of your proposed undertaking leaves many stunned and Mesut in particular points out just how much work and resources it will take to make anything close to what you're proposing, when there's so much more that could be done for the village! Never the less, the groundwork has been laid, while not physically, at least in people's minds; the place it matters most.>The Grand Temple of the Wild still requires 381 labour points to complete
>>45597192>>45597206Keep in mind guys, you're not the only ones making progress. You've not looked in on what the herders and the nomads have been doing, all that much. Ideas will spring up and spread independent of you. Just sayingBut yeah, the idea that they aren't drinking goat milk's a bit of an oversight... Its's probably just your people who see them as skin/meat/bone bags.>>45597361It is now early summer. What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new (List options)>Make something special (List options)>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation/construction (List options)>Barter at the market>OtherTaking a brief break, as it's time for me to run my weekly tabletop game. Back in a few hours, everyone. In the meantime, I'll archive this.
>>45597206>>45597161>>45597192Inuendo, i should have expanded but i thought it was clear
>>45597390>Explore the hills
>>45597390>Make offerings to a godMaar, time to talk to him and see if he can help us.
>>45597390>OtherAsk Enki to give us stone
>>45598421Would need something to carry the stone, wouldn't we? Unless of course he brings the stone right to us
>>45598197I'll second this on the premises that this might be a good way to start domesticating cattle for menial use.
>>45598478Thats step 2
>>45597390>>OtherMgo and visited the strangers.
>>45598197Seconding this, once we get cattle underhand we can start to use them for fields and carts greatly increasing our construction and food production capabilities. Which should also either increase our own labor pool or decrease the cost of the temple.
>>45600189Oh man. I bet domestic cattle will skyrocket labor points
>>45600189Still gotta invent the wheel or wait for someone else to, but you got the right idea.
>>45600333The Fucking Wheel. That's one that always breaks my head to think about because, once there, it seems like the absolute simplest thing in the world but without it there, well it's a weird concept to just have come out of nowhere.
>>45600369not really, you just have a log or something roll down a hill and then consider it's application.
>>45598197If we talk to Maar, try and sell him on helping us. We could maybe offer that if he helps us with his herds, we won't sacrifice cows in the great temple (but not bulls) and that by helping speed up the process he and all the other gods will be given due tribute when the temple is finished
>>45600401People don't have time to just wait around observing nature. At least, they didn't before we started having surplus grain. Who knows, maybe it'll come to someone with their new free time in a couple generations?
>>45600401Well that's not a bad place to start (it's probably where our ancestors did start, moving large amounts of stone by rolling them on logs), but the continued refinement to the wheel and then to the wheel and axle.
>>45597390WE NEED TO CONTACT THE STRANGERS ASAP!you guys are jumping on the temple and we didn't even finish the quest of the sky gods to unite the people of the valley and restore our sight.remember, if we see everything becomes easier
>>45601531This, our people don't respect us as much since we can't see. Not to mention that sight would allow us to research more things thanks to being able to record results (Basic writing requires sight).
>>45601531You got it backwards, anon. We're gonna use our temple to convince people to livw with us. Right now, religion makes the world go round. Also, we should find a Heavenly god of the hunt. I bet having a contact with him will go a long way towards getting tue strangers. On the same vein, domestication of the aurouchs will be vital to getting the herders. Goats you can move around with you. Cattle, not so easily. We also should send scouts to find other groups in the valley
>>45601561>>45601531If we build the great temple, pilgrims from all across the valley will come to it. Anon is right in saying people will flock to the great temple to bring sacrifice and prayer, and then settle around it. This is anon's strategy in uniting the valley
>>45601561Mesut never said they didn't respect us, he said people were uncomfortable around us. And if you think that going to the strangers, who pride in might makes right, will respect us and listen to a blind man with nothing to show for it? Well, then you're crazy
>>45598735>>45601531>>45601561Relax anons, relax. We are following thr field of dreams play book, which has historical backing. Major religious centers or monuments are usually at the heart of many early civilizations, and ours will be no different. Worshippers of all the natural gods will make pilgrimages to it and more then likely settle around it so they can come to temple and pray, which will likely be encouraged by the gods themselves because they enjoy and benefit from our worship.
>>45602811Might makes right, We have magic hands that can use to throw javalins and What I assume to be a dozen pounds at least if not more.And Its been a while since we tested that, Magic should grow stronger with time. As I am sure we're using it day to day. Lifting things,herding,farming, small game hunting I'm sure a few times during the seasons. Getting back our sight should help with plenty of things.>>45603058Once we get our sight back since we're likely a better craftsman than most. We could likely take several peoples place once we have our eyes back.Using the hands to do multiple jobs at once.I am not sure why our hands would be bruised if we hand magic, we could have used our magic hands to do shit unless I missed something.
>>45600254While technology does increase your capacity to perform work, it's mostly a matter or organisation.Also, hi, I'm back. I miss anything?
>>45603708Not much. I think we'd agreed on asking Enki to give us usable stone
>>45604043One person suggested it, and like four people which include myself wanted to talk to Maar first.
>>45604128How does that make sense, don't we need the resource before the transportation?
>>45604128Just call to them both together
>>45604157Can't exactly move the resource as heavy as rock if we have nothing to transport it with. Also, that wasn't the only reason, a couple anons thought it'd help in also domesticating auroch bulls or that by domesticating them first with Maar's help we'd have beasts of burden to move the rock
>>45604179I agree call them both together
>>45603058Man, can we just check on them and start inviting themIf we get their help we can compleate the temple much faster, and have them united to us at the same timeMore people=more work points
>>45606173RWB you dead?
>>45607002A little bit... I think this'll have to wait for next time everyone. I'm sorry.Christ, this thread was livelier than it's been in ages... I don't really know what to say... Thank you, everyone. I really hope you enjoyed yourselves and I'll see you all on Thursday.Stay safe. I love you all. Yes, even you; you're loved.You know who I'm talking to.
>>45607276>this thread was livelier than it's been in agesYou think it was enough to TIDE you over?
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