>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/UCAL3JXZSzSm8AlZyD3nQdBAThe 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
>>45639912It 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>Other
>>45639922>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)
>>45639922>Bring more land under cultivation/construction (List options)>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)
>>45639922Hey britfag! Could we create some sorts of Teller(?) stone? Something we could talk to the gods without trekking all that distance to it?if not then this>>45640255
>>45639922>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Make offerings to a godMake offerings to Maar and ask about herding the aurochs
>>45639922Let's keep goin strong on that temple. Send a runner to the strangers, see if they wanna help. Get their fortune shined on too. If we need to give up a labor point for that, so be it.
If I run slow tonight, please forgive me. Apparently my computer is struggling, for some reason...>>45640370You can summon the gods, or pray to them wherever. It's just that the grove is easier for them to manifest in, so it's polite. Plus, it feels special.
>>45640596so it gives us a special tingling of the nipples.. Cool. We should also find a name for our tribe tho... I've got no ideas dudes
>>45640680A fair point, here are some ideasThe "golden valley" tribe, like the colour of our wheatThe "golden river" tribe, we live on the river and gold is best colourThe "Anonymi" or some shit
>>45639922>Bring more land under cultivation/construction (List options)
>>45640954Wolf Tribe? The holy man killed the wolf god, then tamed the wolves and became their alpha. The traders could be Goat tribe, fir obvious reasons. The strangers could be Mammoth tribe, because they use the tusks fir their house.
>>45641243But gold is the best colour, so we must include it in our name. Kidding but i feel a name should come form events not from a vote. Another point our people lack a national identity; they have a fear of outsiders but lack a common concept to link them besides family
>>45641243You guys are desperate to re-create the times of yore, aren't you?Votes called.
>>45641300Well, we are the first farmers. That's an identity. Also "golden river" isn't that good, you really took the piss on that one.
>>45641366That was terrible anon, and as such you should feel terrible
>>45641399Anon, I'm sorry that I pissed you off.
>>45641450Please don't, i don't want to get in a pissing competition about puns
The tribe seems to be warming up to the idea of the great temple. It might be helping that you've started to sell them on the idea of something that will last longer than them. Paku in particular is on your side, grinding away at Mesut to try and lend his impressive influence to support you. Most of the resistance simply comes from level heads that realise how much effort building something as big as you describe is going to be. If the gods can be appeased by just sacrifices and offerings, why go to all the trouble, after all? Apart from that, there's few if any real troubles. The tribe is fed, they've started to get used to the presence of the herders and all is well. The only real complaint is that having goats around so much now is starting to smell somewhat, but the easy access to meat quells any complaints.You have 15 labour points available.>The Grand Temple of the Wild still requires 381 labour points to complete>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>Heavenly Shrine - 20 points>Back
>>45642005Ooops... Forgot my name.
>>45642005>Pens and pastures - 15 pointsDisease is a problem.
>>45642005>Pens and pastures - 15 pointsI say we make pens since we going to use goats more in the future as sacrifices.
>>456420055 points to small field5 points to pen and pasture5 points to a smoke house.
I'll support pens. A cholera outbreak won't give a bleeding shit about a shrine and the favor of the gods
>>45642005>>Pens and pastures - 15 points
>>45642005>Pens and pastures - 15 points
Dammit, you assholes are using your brains! It's so much more fun when I can inflict horrible consequences on you for dumbass moves!I kid. I'm not your enemy. Really. Or am I?Votes called!
>>45642630You're our frenemy
>>45642630>>Improved houses - 32 pointsSo this would improve the houses of everyone up to the best standards we know?
Think I fell asleep there... I just... Sat stock-still for 45 minutes...The smell may be tolerable, but it's still unpleasant... And something nags at your mind; the rotten stench of a long-dead animal... Smells like that mean death and not always confined to just the thing making it. Better to keep the goats contained and kept where their smell can't harm anyone. Even if the tribe gives you odd looks as you mutter about smells causing sickness, none of them particularly like the smell of goat around (even the herders), so they ably assist in building the pens and setting aside land for the goats to graze, in addition to being fed from the grain stocks. The greater organisation helps your village honestly feel like one now, with the animals separate from the people.The dogs get special treatment because they at least understand how a pack works and to them, you're just a bigger, two-legged pack.It is now late summer. The traders will be gone soon. 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
>>45643890>Try to summon a new godGod of Construction/Crafting? Teaches us about building things, gives us more labor points?
>>45643983On a similar note, how are labor points determined, and if we domesticate a beast of burden would we get more?
>>45643890Summon Maar and Enki, tell them of our plans and ask them if they are willing to provide boons
>>45643983supporting crafting god
>>45644043You want the truth? Are you sure?I pull numbers out of my ass, depending on what you research and do. Labour points are effected by tools, manpower and resources, but mainly by sheer organisation. There's not much you can do if all you've got is unskilled labour that helps when it wants to and slacks off when it pleases.
>>45644453Is there anyone in the village that is good with construction? Someone the other families turn to to help with their houses? Because with a project as ambitious as the Temple going over the plans first and then building it will help (maybe he can even draw the plans up)
>>45644622Your tribe doesn't really have a tradition of building things. Both the strangers and the nomads (oddly) have been building permanent homes longer than you have. It's just not really caught on hugely enough for someone to gain expertise at it.
>>45644622Pretty sure that's what the > Talk to the village option is for, but we're never specific, so we just ask "how ya doin?"
>>45644940I have to be honest; that doesn't help either, no.
Quietly dying here... Back after sleep has happened. What the hell is wrong with me tonight? should be more awake than this!
We need more kids, just saying... I'm not suggesting we bang the storm and Valley goddesses, but I really am. Would give them an incentive not to fuck the village to bad. Maybe any girls we have hook up with male gods
>>45653122Keep it in your kilt, randy Andy. One of the reasons you made it with Nila was her innocence. You ruined her, you monsters. Well, ruined or improved, one or the other.Alright, I have less time than usual and the vote is tied. Next one breaks it and I post.
The construction of the temple will require expertise beyond anything your humble village has and without years of slow practice and improvement that you no longer have. There's only one place then to turn to for help; the gods. Construction and building isn't really something you could expect the wild gods to assist you with, even if the temple is to be in their honour. Animals build nothing except their dens, but humans are another matter and the gods of the Sacred Heavens are apparently very much tied to humanity and their ideals.You make the lonely trek up the hillside, towards the sacred site. At least in summer, it's far more enjoyable. The scent of wiild flowers and the faint buzzing of bees fills your senses, as the long grasses brush at your ankles. Even before you reach the sacred space where the Heavens are closest to the world, this place gives you a sense of peace. You should find a name for it at some point...The awareness of the Sacred Heavens falls over you as you gain the summit and kneel before the sight of the gods. You're acutely aware how little you truly know of the gods, their realm and their nature, but you are the godspeaker, the shaman for your tribe and no-one else can do what you do.You plant your staff before you and turn your sightless gaze upwards, letting your mind and magic reach out and place you in that half-aware state where you are not entirely in one realm or the other. "Gods of the Sacred Heavens, hear my plea," you intone, "My people wish to build and create, to make of ourselves more than simple survivors. We wish to make what will stand through time and be remembered. We lack the knowledge, we lack the strength. O gods of the Sacred Heavens, if you care for us, if there is one among you who would help us build and create, I beg you to come forth and guide us."
>>45654099It's a good thing you brought food and water with you, as you are up on that ridge for days, the hours occupied with little but prayer and pleas to the gods. You can't say you didn't expect this somewhat however. Rhea may have come to you easily, but she was the first of the Heavenly Gods, when they were still new and unsure what and who you were, much like how you met with Nila. Now they are aware and have made clear what they require of you, a display of your piety is required. Finally, as midsummer approaches, you feel something change in the air around you.The heavy beat of wings sends wind gusting past your face and solid footfalls portend that you are no longer alone. A slow, deep and quiet voice speaks. You cannot make out their form, as like always, your feeble touch-sight is deflected by the god's nature, but they sound powerfully or at least solidly built."I have answered your call, godspeaker. I am diligence and labour, the god of all things that man builds to stand the test of time. No mere hands to shape stone for tools are mine, but those that raise up wood and rock and earth into a home, a temple and greater works you yet know not of. Speak my name.">Name the new Heavenly God of Labour
>>45654185Going to bed, but I like the sound/thought of Enki
>>45654201Enki is already the god of the mountains I'm afraid. I doubt he'd be too happy at having his name used twice.You can do it though, if you like.
>>45654216Well now I just feel stupid. How about Aedi (A-eh-Dee) from the latin word for build, aedificarem?
>>45654185Ponos Greek god of labour
>>45654185PrometheusRhea's brother i think. I assume they know their names. If they're asking then this should still fit pretty well.
>>45654185Sticking with the Sumerian theme, name him Ummani which is the word artisan in Sumerian
>>45655195Supporting. It may be a little cliche but I really like Prometheus.
>>45655195>>45656086Way too many syllables guys, c'mon, this is a stone age tribe
>>45654242>>45656060I'm fine with Aedi but spelt as Ahehde or Ummani
>>45656060I'm supporting Ummani
>>45656105Four syllables as opposed to three? I understand that it could be an issue. Maybe just like Promet or something? I just really want the root to be in the name.
>>45656167>>45656086We should preferably try for simple sounding vowels and as few consonants as possible, at least until we develop our language a little.>>45656139I'm fine with either of these
Tim the Tool-man Taylor?
>>45656938Tim pls go
>>45656060First thing coming with it is greek.
>>45657299By that I mean Rhea. It is of Greek background. I would be fine with Promet. He is the craftsman.
>>45657455More recognized as the Gift of Fire guy though, if we were going to go Greek with this one Hephaestus would be more accurate
Is there any sign of agreement yet?
>>45657617The majority consensus seemed to be Ummani, with Ahehde trailing behind.
>>45657455Yes but Rhea is not actually the first time we pulled out a latin name, Ursa is the name for the bear god after all. The common thing we have with the names for gods, at least the ones we named, is that they rarely have consonants and are usually two or three vowels long
>>45657617Ummani? I'm fine with it if means we can move on from naming generation. I don't personally want to wait a couple more hours waiting on consensus
>>45657617I'm still voting for Promet, but whatever wins wins.
>>45658289Alright, final vote please! I'll count them all and confirm.
>>45658649I'm still partial to Yourmammi, it'd make Awak proud. Barring that,>Ummani
>>45658649Doug Dimmadome, owner of the Dimmsdale Dimmadome
>>45659033>>>45658695>>>45658678>>>45658668These three do have pretty close post times but the other two are kind of spread out.
>>45659065Three is still enough to win the vote
>>45659082That it is. Called and writing... As soon as I get back from acquiring something to push in my ungrateful room-mate's gullet.
>>45659082Yeah, that's a given. Just pointing out that there may samefagging like the other anon said, no need to get defensive about it, assuming >>45659061 is you.
>>45660269Says the dead man
>>45660269Look how dead he is guys, not even a cleric could raise him that's how dead he is. I'd say rest in peace, RWB, but you wouldn't hear me because your dead.Anyway, enough beating a dead horse, lets stop filling the dead air.
>>45661849Yo momma so fat and so dead that is IS the negative material plane, the totality of her dreamless sleep having put so much weight on the universe that she birthed the Avartar of Death which even now stalks all from afar.
"Ummani." The name fits and rolls from your mouth almost before you even realise it. "Ummani the Builder and Great Shaper, god of Labour.""It is a good name," Ummani returns, nodding. "I have answered your call, Trym the godspeaker and I know what you would ask of me. To ask the assistance of heaven for the sake of the Wild Gods when we remain un-honoured..." He sighs and shakes his head disappointingly. "I will assist you, but in return, you give the gods of the sacred heavens what they are due and raise a temple also on this site. Then I shall hear the prayers of those who seek strength and diligent endurance for the tasks they will undertake. I shall inspire those who plan and design for the future, for I am the patron of builders."It has now become early fall. The traders have left with the nomads and your village is once again, a little more empty.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)>OtherWhy am I so damn sleepy lately? Even in the day all I want to do is nap...
>>45662534RWB that something called depression
>>45662534>Make offerings to a godMaar and Enki. We have Ummani's support, but the wild gods could help provide the raw materials needed to make the project easier, which is good for them and us
>>45662534>>45662625Yeah dude, no offense intended, but given your consistent self deprecation and lethargy it sounds like you have a form of depression and that is concerning to me. Have you sought treatment for your symptoms? If not I heartily recommend doing so, because letting depression go untreated is not a good idea, and I'm speaking from experience here
>>45662534>Check how our flock is doing, did we get any kids so we can sacrifice an older one to Soqed when the time comes?>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)See how our son is doing, give him some education in the way of building and theoretical thinking, he may be physically weak but let us sharpen his mind.>Make an OfferingAsk Maar and Ursa for their strength and pray that both Enki and isu are generous when they provide material to build with>While we are therePray to the remaining Wild Gods...I kinda wanna see what Emush (Lady Snake Goddess) is like and what her deal is. I kinda wanna talk to Lugal and Ulh too, ask are they happy with their offerings, learn a bit more about their spheres of influence. (Maybe bring our son for this to watch)>Keep working on the Temple of the Wildany spare moments not resting are to be spent on this (get the whole tribe in on it)
>>45662803Supporting, thats a good idea maybe say to the remaining Gods if we are made aware of how they can help maybe they will get more sacrifices?
>>45662534GODS DAMMIT WE'RE JUST A MAN, don't they realize this>>45662803Also seconding
>>45662991Lets not make checks our ass can't cash. We should not promise any additional sacrifices unless the idea is supported by the tribe as a whole
>>45663066I kinda meant it would give other people more of a reason to seek them out. maybe families asking for blessings and making their own sacrifices. Not us personally.
>>45662625>>45662745I was diagnosed with depression a number of years ago. I take fluoxetine for it, or I'm supposed to. The stuff's so bitter and foul...I have a good network of friends (three in particular) who keep it from getting worse though. It's not an exaggeration to say I wouldn't be here to run this, if not for them.But this isn't a fucking blog. I'm here to run a quest, not whine.
>>45663154Drawfag here, dw dude I like to view you as our pal, you run a fun quest with rich lore and keep things fresh. The main reason I draw is to make others feel better because i'm in a similar boat, quests give me the focus I need to actually do it. (Ironically i'm at work atm so no art from me, being a tradie and an artist is suffering).
>>45663154Mate, you deserve the right and the privilege to blog away here. You have and still write some of the best shit i have seen, your previous prehistoric quest was one of my favourites from the archives when i first saw it and still is.
>>45663154And you're running a damn fine quest
>>45664785Fine it may be, but it's so damn slow... I'm sorry everyone.I'll see you all again Monday. Hopefully by then I won't feel to utterly destroyed... Again, sorry.
>>45666632you run a fantastic quest
>>45666632It's alright man, thanks for running even when you felt shitty, it's appreciated