An evil, near-godlike being was sealed away by the good guys in the dawn of time. Now he's freed by some upstart bad guys that know not what they are doing at all. The forces of good tremble.But then it turns out the evil force doesn't want to do villainy anymore. He's done like a million years and wouldn't want to go in for another round. Maybe he's even contemplated all his villainy and realized he was in the wrong, and no longer has his heart to it.What sort of shenanigans could he get into instead?
Recruit a group of teenagers with attitude to fight another ancient evil
>>53944400>becoming a vintner to create the greatest port ever; a wine as dark as his heart and as sweet as desire.
>>53944400Start a localized agribusiness using a peer-to-peer distribution system for goods and support that leads to greater profit margins while simultaneously allowing for greater intelligence sharing about upcoming crop trends and agricultural innovations, letting it's members both be ready to take advantage of emerging market trends while staying at the head of the game in advanced farming technologies.
>ancient evil awakens.>it was unstoppable in its time but modern weapons like assault riffles and grenades could take it down.>ancient evil uses its knowledge of various ancient treasures to amass wealth to conquer the world the modern way, economically.
>ancient evil has been living peacefully for thousands of years, has been a father and husband many times over and has grown to love humanity as a whole.>another ancient evil awakens and the first ancient evil is forced out of his peaceful retirement to protect the world hes grown to love.
Go looking for any of his buddies that might stil be alive. Getting a cult together. You know, for old times sake.Arranging great stones into mystifying and vaguely sinister formations
>>53944490>becomes wealthy and able to do practically anything without reprisal>the level of commitment needed on a daily basis to keep the financial empire running requires a great deal of oversight and work on his part, providing a greater challenge then any before>he practically controls national governments through influence and economic manipulation, but the amount of "backround" work this takes means that the average person will live and die without ever knowing who he is or that he exists>the governments respect his power and money, but due to the inherent self-delusions of politicians everywhere they either don't acknowledge or don't care that he's more influential then they are>doing more work for more reward, but with less recognition and less respect from the average person and token respect from powerful people leaves him vaguely unsatisfied, but now too committed to stop.
dressing as some kind of sage and dispensing cryptic advise to young adventurers about how to defeat other ancient evils. turns out you and the other ancient evils all have your own partys of adventurers you set against each other, being ancient entitys of incredible power, you guys have a lot of time on your hands.
>>53944400Depends on the state of the world.They could rise from the dreaming death when the stars are right and raise their ancient City of Horror from the briny depths and raise to wakefulness the shapeless nightmares that once dwelt there in the dawn times. They could do all that and then take stock on whats happening in the world.They would see the mismanagement and wars both petty and grand but they would also see the awesome shit that's been happening whilst they slept.Shit like indoor plumbing.Then they would look at their city. Yes it was a grand old place, perhaps the city of all cities, back in the Neolithic times. But now it's just so much slabs of basalt covered in sea slime and kelp and populated by shoggoths who are, not to put it too bluntly, morons.Time to travel the world and take copious notes. Soon (relatively speaking) the world will have king it needs and a capital it deserves and a new golden age of prosperity and wonder will start.
>>53944554just a matter of time before he swings his influence into starting his own superdictatorship with like, all of china and america in his pocket, then going onto steamrolling the rest of the worlds governments into submission
>I HAVE BEEN ASLEEP FOR TEN THOUSAND YEARS!>BRING ME WHORES! WINE! OPIUM! FINE EMBROIDERED FURNITURE! PERSIAN RUGS! MINSTRELS AND JESTERS! I DESIRE TO PARTY!
>>53944418You.I like you.
>>53944658And still nobody cares.Thing is, there's likely people in the world who are already able to practically dictate terms to politicians just due to how much money they control.And nobody knows who they are.Money is the most efficient way to control things and anyone who works with it in real life also knows that it is the most TIME-CONSUMING way to control things, requiring quite literally endless management to keep it growing and stable, and impacting the lives of individual people on such a minor level (at least that they are consciously aware of) that of the said economic god walked down the street in average clothes they would never even be recognized.The only guys who can afford to bail on spending 100% of their time making their money work are guys who don't care if they loose it or who really weren't even in the top ten fiscally speaking and so didn't have nearly as much power as they thought anyway.
>>53944705What about those guys in South America who are business magnates there and become powerful politicians?
>>53944705I meant full on using their evil wizard powers to slowly turn both of those nations armies into goons for the BBEG, and then revealing themselves as the head of both nations, then using their combined military might to start steamrolling shitI mean, hes got to have some kind of evil powers right? Corrupting the hearts of men shouldn't be too hard, and once you've got the full dick and balls of the US and Chinese military under your thumb you're probably already pretty close to being the dictator of the whole earth.
>>53944730They aren't really that powerful.Seriously, being wealthy in a continent where wealth is incredibly unevenly distributed and where you can easily favorably collect bribes and make deals that benefit yourself doesn't make you powerful, it just puts you at the top of your wealth demographics in the pissant economically improverished country you live in.A guy who's worth billions of pesos is worth less then a lot less in currencies of greater value. You can live INCREDIBLY comfortably mind you because you have put yourself at the absolute top of that nation's wealth bracket and thus you can have practically anything you want, but ultimately you fail to approach the actual wealthiest people on Earth and you aren't actually that important in the larger scheme of things.
>>53944778So it sounds like you missed the entire premise of the thread then?I'll link you to it just in case you did >>53944400
>>53944807you're right, I was reading your posts and forgot the premise of the thread as a whole.Either way, pulling the strings on the worlds government is hardly shenanigans, just sounds like hes back on track to do evil shit, unless he starts ironing out corruption and slowly directs everyone towards green energy and shit
>>53944605Some kind of ancient god-like beings chess or moba?Like it, reminds me of greek mithology.
>>53944400In his sealed place he remembered the heroes and champions he defeated. Looked at his collection of weapons and magic.After freeing him he decided to collect rare weapons and hero memorabilia. He starts a weapon and art trade, buy and sell business.
>>53944400What about a young evil that's really trying her hardest but isn't actually very good at the whole "evil" thing?
>>53944400Using a team of high powered lawyers to legitimately and legally sue governments for the return of his lands and ancient icons of worship.Attempt to write a book that puts the good that resulted from their conquests in a modern revisionist light called "what has galgronax the despoiler ever done for us?"Engage in a reformation movement of his worshippers, ensuring a more enlightened and modern religious experience."Sure we still have a monthly orgy but now instead of sacrificing a goat we order pizza and have a movie night. Then there's the dark solstace where we swap out the burnt virginal offering with a fun run for local charities and a cook out."Forming a corporate entity powered by ancient forbidden but entirely legal knowledge."GalgroCorp: better the devil you DO know."
>>53944778>US and Chinese military under your thumb you're probably already pretty close to being the dictator of the whole earth.>got nuked by angry Slavsgg no re
>>53944554Are you talking about ((them))?
>>53944554Sounds like George Soros.
>>53944517Holy shit. That's awesome.
>>53944400Start messing around with those responsible for him being sealed in the first place. You know, things like turning the cathedral build by the paladin order that was sort-of responsible for it to jelly.
>>53944400>What sort of shenanigans could he get into instead?But he's bound by cosmic forces and a contract signed with blood to be evil, and the bad guy.So he does it BADLY. A villain that actually wants to be nice, IS nice right up until he apologises for having to do evil things and then does them.Or he settles down to a nice modern suburban lifestyle with absolutely no idea how to live and fit in with society.Ball comes into your garden? Stick it on a pike in the front garden as a warning.Stray dog? Free food.An obviously owned dog craps on your lawn? String it up and crucify it by it's own entrails in the garden, and summon a pox on the house of it's owner.Or he settles down on a farm, and has zombies do all the labour because he can't relate to people, or even speak modern languages.He bought the farm by invading with a small force and giving the owner a bag of gold coins because someone explained commerce to him.
>>53944680>Ancient evil awakens.>Im Jersey.>Demands earthly pleasures from random pedestrian. >"Sounds like-a hootahs run!" >Big ol' Bubbies save the Earth from 10,000 years of darkness.
>>53946795Well he was a Nazi collaborator, so I think he counts as an ancient evil.
>>53946795Sounds more like Jacob Rothschild. Everyone knows George Soros.
>>53944517That is a good imageI'm imagining he owns a book shop, but mostly as a hobby. His main source of income is archeology and history books. He digs up old shit he left behind and then writes about it.The day that the things beyond madness came from between the stars he got a really grumpy expression on his face. Pulled the shotgun out from under the counter and stepped outside.The Things are massing in the sky, distorting the light unnaturally as people scurry away in fear to find a hole to hide in, trying not to look up at them. He calmly takes aim at the nearest Thing and fires. It only looks like shotgun in the same way that he only looks human. It sure as shit wasn't lead that came out of the end of that tube.In the tongue of unwords spoken before time he roars at the unspeakable host"GET THE FUCK OFF MY LAWN YOU FUCKING IDIOTS!"
>>53944400Conquer the world to make it a better place.
>>53944400Becomes GOP candidate
>>53944400Before anything else, it's going to need a really, really big cup of coffee.
>>53944554That's how it all started, that's how the corps took over.WE CYBERPUNK NOW
>>53944517>>53953975This is clever.