You are Python the Great, a high priest of the great Naga Civilization. The past empire had ended unexpectedly, and your people, petrified within the Great Ziggurat. You had awoken prematurely, and set out to figure out what had happened, and woke Princess Medushala, a rare ‘gorgon’ naga. With her help, you’ve unpetrified those you could from the Ziggurat. Others are surely still locked away, even buried behind broken arches and ruined halls…Your first decree as High Priest was to gather as much knowledge as possible and concentrate on retrieving your people’s lost technology. After all, the Naga had made many breakthroughs in magical technology. Finding anything at all would help you get your people on their feet.Race Stats:>Breeding: Bad>Melee: Good>Ranged: Good>Magic: Good>Technology: Bad>Diplomacy: Very badPerks:>Amphibious: Can survive both in water and on land.>Versatile Magic: Magic units may use many magical elements.>Reptilian Kin: Minor diplomatic bonus with reptilian races, major diplomatic penalty with all other races.>Research Bonus: Research production capacity of resources are doubled.Population:>60 Hatchlings (10 turns to mature)>120 Worker Caste>120 Warrior Caste>60 Priest CasteChampions:>Python the Great (You)>Princess MedushalaResources:>Nutrition: 60 (+20/30)>Industry: 40 (+4/10)>Research: 0 (+0/5)>Luxury: 0 (+0/5)
Scouts have explored the underground area where you have rebuild your city (in which only a handful of people only reside). There are three tunnels by ground, as well as two by water. Given your race's amphibious nature, you may be able to use them tactically.Before you contemplate on your next course of action, it seems your people have managed to dig out precious artifacts!>Roll 1d100
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>1240940
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>1240940hello again m8
>>1240946A worker has found a Staff of Impulsive Force! When magic is channelled through it, it directs a forceful push at its target! If you had a forgemaster with you, you could even transfer the naginata blade on it…>>1240950Another worker has found an ornate priest hat! Wearing it will surely both raise your authority as well as morale.Other workers have also found decorative and mundane items, which will improve your people’s happiness. There is still much to do however.Day 1 of Sleepless EyeYour people await instructions.>Scout (Specify). You need to know your surroundings.>[Industry] Build (Specify). The infrastructure still requires work.>[Industry] Renovate the Ziggurat. Your ancient home will be able to house your people well.>Write-inResources:>Nutrition: 60 (+20/30)>Industry: 40 (+4/10)>Research: 0 (+4/10)>Luxury: 0 (+0/5)
>>1240981Renovate the zigurat, let's have shelter firstcan we send some scouts to Uunderground Passage 1 while the rest work?and of course wear our new hat proudly knowing that our authority is made certain by it's presence
>>1240985This is good
>>1240985Now that I think of it, I should make two choice lists: One for workers, one for warriors/priests.You can both send scouts and get workers to rebuild.
>>1240987>You can both send scouts and get workers to rebuild.Do it
>>1240985agreedafter allA wizard without a hat is just a sad man with a suspicious taste in clothes.
also minor question how does our reproduction cycle work?
>>1240994Hatchlings take 10 turns/days (Maybe I should change it into weeks?) to mature. Breeding will be an option whenever there are no hatchlings, due to the race's bad breeding stat.
You have great visions for your people and your nation, and it all begins with you donning your hat. It is a nice hat.Next you order your workers to renovate the Ziggurat, clear rubble and make it habitable. They alternate between gathering resources and their task at hand.Then you order a group to scout out ahead into one of the three underground passages. Medushala takes her twenty personal warriors and embarks.>Roll 1d100
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1241008
>>1241010This is gonna suck... Sorry guys
Rolled 98 (1d100)>>1241008>>1241010I will save you
>>1241006I guess I wait with the breeding questions then.
>>1241014You actually did!
>>1241016I am just as surprise ...I mean of course
Medushala and her twenty warriors slither through the rough stone passage into the dark depths. It is pretty dark, as no light finds its way here, meaning your kin has to rely on air and touch sensory. Everything seems to go well for them, and they end up in a bigger cave chamber with one, lone and tall crystal pillar, rough all around. Light seems to shine from it, indicating it may be of magical nature, or just luminescent. There are small waterfalls coming from the ceiling, all the water flowing into a river that goes underground. Going that way might make it hard to swim back. Another ground tunnel goes away from this place.Medushala notices a peculiar sight after looking around: A group of… mushrooms? Whatever they are, they are simply standing and gazing at the crystal pillar. Had she not rechecked the same area thrice, she wouldn’t have even noticed them.>Approach, friendly.>Approach, hostile.>Approach, stealth.>Avoid them, continue exploring.>Head back.Why am I so slow at writing...
>>1241030Stealth approach is the snakiest of them all!
Rolled 78 (1d100)Time to roll then.>1d100
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>1241037>>1241030
>>1241055Clarification: With action success, it's best of three.
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>1241055
>Writing in 5 minutes. If no roll comes, I'll be using that 7.
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>1241058trying to save again
>>1241087Well 13 is almost twice as much as 7...
Rolled 71 (1d100)Medushala moves her hand silently to order the twenty warriors to circle the strange mushroom creatures. As they get closer and closer, they let rocks tumble from their slithering. The mushroom turn slowly towards the naga warriors, and their eyes lit up with a blue fire. Or at least, it looks like fire. A strange screeching sound comes from them and they attack!>20 Naga warriors + MedushalaVs>5 Mycanean ???Battle time: Roll 1d100! Best of three.
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>1241099
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>1241099
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>1241099
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>1241107Although horribly failed with a stealth attack, the proud naga warriors save their reputation in front of their princess by decimating the strange mushroom people. All seems good, until one of the naga warriors screams out, clawing at his eyes. His eyes seem distant, and are lit with the same blue ehtereal fire which plagued the mushroom people.His eyes lock onto the Princess, and amidst the confused warriors, rushes at her!>Fight with the intent to kill.>Fight defensively, try to render unconscious.>Use the snake hair: petrify!>Write-inRoll 1d100's for any of these actions.
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>1241116Snek hair best hair and best move
Rolled 64 (1d100)>>1241116>Fight defensively, try to render unconscious.Sneks, to battle!
>>1241117With eyes filled with resolve, Medushala’s hair ruffles and the snakes open their yellow glowing eyes, all aiming at the charging naga warrior. He slows down, and his body turns into stone!“Is that how you treat your future Queen?” she says irritatingly.But most importantly, she calls her warriors away from the bodies and back into the shadows, near the passage entrance from where they came.>Try to figure out what happened. (1d100)>Continue exploring, leave the petrified naga warrior. (1d100)>Continue exploring, carry the petrified naga warrior. (1d100)>Go back, carry the petrified naga warrior.>WriteinI have to go for now. I may make a few updates later today (think 2-3 hours), or I’ll do it tomorrow morning instead (10 hours).Hope to continue our sneky adventure a lot.>https://twitter.com/HijackQMqst
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1241135>Continue exploring, carry the petrified naga warrior.We will make an example of him upon returning home... or maybe trading him for something useful on the way?
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1241135>Try to figure out what happened. i mean i am pretty sure we know what happend but I am glad about clearification
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>1241135>>Try to figure out what happened. (1d100)
>>1241158>>1241167Ok, I guess I will pass the hauling of a statue.
>>1241176we will haul it but definetly not deeper down god knows where against our invisible spore enemy, without any understanding on how they function.We just lost one of our top men, what garantues that we don't lose all of them the moment we go down there?Knowing our enemy is half the battle so I say we first figure out what made our soldier go nuts before we do anything else!Not to mention if we want to cure him, knowing what caused it might assisst us greatly.
>>1241182Fair points, I guess. I still want that statue thou.Nothing works better to make a statement than showing everyone what happens to traitors. Even those under some magical influence.
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>1241135>>Try to figure out what happened
>>1241191thats dumb, if anyone is to blame it's us for sending them down there, without scouting the tunnels for exactly these kind of things first.They have just been doing there job and followed our orders.Why would we punish that? The thing they will learn from it will be that followowing our orders since it can get them executed. Of course they will never directly disobey our orders, but they will be certainly less eager to proof themself by taking a frontline spot.
>>1241224Oh, you must be really new to politicking.It's not important what really happend. What's important is how you sell the aftermath.
>>1241230you must missjudge the situation.We talk about 20 loyal guards and there queen not a group of thousands of people.20 people that saw what happend, whos loyalty is out of the question and probably know each other since they hatched.And you are willing to kill one of them because he got hit by some magic spore nonesense?Or to keep them in line, because they will shit talk there own princess?Again they are 20 PERSONAL guards, not some random foot soldiers.
>>1241245my bad i wanted to sayWe talk aobut 20 loyal guards and there princess, not a small group of random foot soldiers as part of an army of a hundreds or thousands of people.
>>1241245He is already dead, since he's a part of decorum.And you seriously don't understand how spinning works, do you?But then again, this is a game, I don't see a point arguing with your or about it. After all, each of us has a single vote here.
>>1241294we don't know that jet, our magic is pretty advanced.
>>1241396>jetThere is a very limited range of languages when one can write "jet", while thinking about "yet".Most of them are Slavic.
>>1241403thank god I am not a Slav though
>>1241411That explains why you don't understand spinning, too.
Yeah I'm going to update this tomorrow morning. Night people!FYI you did unpetrify all these people in the first place, minus the hatchlings
>>1241535>tomorrow morning. Night people!Yuro OP confirmedGreat! No issues with timezones!
>>1241535thats the planalso test subject on which we can actually test it on seems nice.
The petrified statue remains there while Medushala assesses the situation. The remaining 19 warriors look at her, awaiting her command. One thing was obvious: the warrior was either driven crazy, or possessed, and the same must have happened to the strange fungus people. By the very feel of it, it must be related to the strange crystal pillar in this cave chamber, at which the mushroom people were staring at. As long as nobody gets too close to it, Medushala figures it should be fine.>Continue exploring, leave statue.>Continue exploring, carry statue.>Return home, carry statue.>Writein
>>1243537>>Continue exploring, leave statue.we shall take him back after our priests analyse this pilar, let's move on to the groundpath
>>1243537>Writeincontinue exploring but leave 3 guys behind to guard the statue, probably lift it out of sight of potential enemies aswell.
Suddenly work appeared. Will updoot when I can.
>>1243563https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBNcjvxLfFcA Wild work appears
>>1243543>Continue exploring, leave statue.
Alright, I'm back for a while. Stupid surprise butts- I mean work.>Roll 1d100's for random area
Rolled 88 (1d100)>>1243948random snek
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1243948
Rolled 72 (1d100)Medushala contemplates on her options and decides to leave three naga warriors to guard the petrified victim, and continue onwards herself with the rest of the warriors. They travel through another stony passage for a while, and find a large cavern, filled with luminescent plants. They could be even edible, and as such perhaps a good spot for an expansion. It is still a long way for that however.The group slithers around, searching for any signs of life. Other than some occasional weird slugs, there doesn’t seem to be anything moving around there. After a bit of more concentrated search, they discover a dead body of a skaven! The corpse looks fresh, but they find something disturbing: those same slugs are near, and one is roaming out of its mouth…>Explore more. It’s a big cavern afterall. (1d100’s)>Head back.>WriteinRolling funzies.
>>1243989Most definitely head back. And get the statue on the way back, too.
>>1243989head back, take some semples of the plants to see if we can start a crop on the zigurat or if they are poisonous
How to approach? You have the element of surprise.>Attack, full force.>Attack, aim for prisoners.>Approach to talk, or rather try to. (Specify how)>Wait and observe.>Writein.Roll 1d100's for any of these actions.Have to make some food.
>>1244015And I fail.Medushala and her warriors head back, only to find that the three warriors who are guarding the petrified naga, are confronted with a group of 10 mushroom people. They don’t seem to attack, but look at your warriors curiously. One even tries to communicate with body language, but the naga warrior is both tense and dense in the situation.How to approach? You have the element of surprise.>Attack, full force.>Attack, aim for prisoners.>Approach to talk (or try to, rather).>Wait and observe.>Writein.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>1244018>Wait and observe.
>>1244018>>Approach to talk (or try to, rather).their eyes are not blue like the others,right?try to ask what's up with the cristal
>>1244030this, lets rather fuck up our self then let our guards do it in our place.
The princess and her escort approach the mushroom people, who seem to be lightly alerted at the sudden appearance of many naga. Medushala approaches them and gives a light bow, an attempt to show that she and her people mean no harm. The mushroom people seem to understand this and one of them steps forward – apparently the leader of this party. His eyes look curiously at the snake-headed naga, and he attempts to communicate in an odd language.“You don’t happen to understand me, do you?” Medushala asks. To her surprise, the fungusman tilts his head and begins forming familiar words.“Under.. stand… this language not spoken long years,” he says with a weird reverb to his voice.“You know the serpent tongue?”“Mycanea remember, yes,” he says. “This one calls Hyshnak, what does you call?”It is obvious that this… mycanean struggles hard with the language. Medushala gives acknowledges him for trying.“I am Medushala, Princess of Snakes. My people here are guarding a wounded kinsman.”“Kin…” Hyshnak lingers on the word, and turns to look at the base of the crystal pillar. “Our kin decay, ended by sharp metal.” He looks at the naga warriors and their naginatas. “Why?”“We were attacked by them,” the Princess explains. “A strange ethereal blue flame burned in their eyes as they did. One of our own suffered the same fate, and I had to turn him to stone.”“Sad but curious fate. Bewitched maybe?”“I suspect it has something to do with that pillar over there.”The mycaneans look at the natural (or maybe unnatural?) crystal formation at the center of this cavern.This could be the start of a relationship between two races, either bad or good.Which way should she steer the conversation?>Ask about the mycaneans.>Ask about other neighbouring residents.>Ask about the slugs.>Ask to escort to their place.>Invite back to your camp.>Writein
>>1244200>Ask about the mycaneans.Lets try to get some insight before we accidentaly start a race war
>>1244200>Ask about the mycaneans
And I'm falling asleep. Going to try wake up earlier tomorrow and get more progress than today.Night people! (Or afternoon for some.)
>>1244249>>1244264Guys... There are more important things to ask. Like for example:>Ask about other neighbouring residentsMeta, I know, but effective
>>1244271you act like we only get a single question. We simply deceided to put the most harmless question first.
>>1244282>Implying they won't try to eat us alive anywayAlso, racial war or not, it's always better to get it set in stone who else is in those tunnels, rather than rolling for it each time.Which is of course meta, but hey, it gets shit done
“You call yourself mycanean. Who are you exactly?”“We explorers and farmers. Grow into awareness not long ago. We curious. We seek knowledge.”It seems they are just a starting civilization just like yours. But wait…“If you just became sentient, how do you know our tongue?”The mycanean’s small mouth turns a bit, which one could interpret as a smile.“We see, we learn.”Well, what a surprise, mushrooms learning ancient languages.“And what do you know of the other ‘neighbours’ around here?” Medushala asks.“Caves filled with odd folk. Ratfolk, slimes, little green folk, bug folk. Bugs plague our crops, defile them. Very bad.”The skaven you’ve already encountered, but it seems the underground is filled with more nastier surprises.“We share our knowledge. What offer you?” Hyshnak says, watching with his curious round eyes.>Writein>Refuse to tell anything.
>>1246290>>Writein>Handle them the statue as a sign of gratitude and source of knowledge about our speciesFind a better option.Pro-tip: you can't
>>1246290Tell about our history, he told us about his.ask him about the slugs and about the luminescent plants:are they edible and farmable?
>>1246696this>>1246685have we been here before? I feel like we have been here before
>>1246769You are going to out-vote me anyway, so at least I can try to run it my way and maybe once in a while you will follow.Not my fault I always apply hefty dose of meta to early game in quests. At least that allows to have mid and late game (assuming OPs don't just stop at certain point). The only exception would be Witch Apprentice Quest, where the only thing I didn't agree with was naming the girl Nadia.
Medushala takes a more 'sitting'-like position and introduces your people to the mycanean. She tells about the Naga Empire at its peak and how she had to save whoever she could along with other priests by petrifying them and hiding them from a great magical calamity that would have otherwise had befallen them all."While I remain the rightful ruler by blood... It is our high priest, Python who rules and takes care. His experience and wisdom will preserve our people for now."Hyshnak nods to Medushala. "Tragic," he simply says. "But curious. Magic residues throughout the caves. Suspect our kin became aware from it. Result of calamity maybe? Hard to tell.”The calamity was said to be magical in nature, but all surviving naga so far were petrified before it happened. Nobody really knows what it was.“Speaking of magical tampering. There are luminescent plants and… weird slugs. Should we beware of them? Are the plants edible?”The mushroom man scratches his cap. “Plants mostly safe. Very magical. Good for medicine and poison. Slugs feed on dead. Eat inside, leave acid. Explode when touched. New corpses, new food for slugs.”Well, then. Good thing nobody touched the body.“Now what of this?” Hyshnak asks, looking over at the pillar. “Cannot leave untouched. Otherwise more victims. Maybe use magic.”>I could try petrifying it. If there’s anything alive in it, it’ll turn to stone.>I could cast magic to block the light.>You can use magic?>Not our problem, leave it as it is.>Writein
>>1246915>>You can use magic?
>>1246915>>I could try petrifying it. If there’s anything alive in it, it’ll turn to stone.>>I could cast magic to block the light.>>You can use magic?
>>1246915>>you can use magic?
I'll have to end this thread here for now, unsure if I can write in the next few days. I'll keep you posted on my twitter when next thread will be up. Thanks for playing!>https://twitter.com/HijackQMqst
Abandon game I guess. The previous one wasn't even in archive, so I guess the game is going to be extremely irregular.
>>1247122Thread is archived though
>>1247122qst is pretty slow, at last this thread is not dead
Snake is patient