Ten new slingers have finished their training. While very inexperienced, they have bronze armor for safety.The skilled slingers are happy to have others to work and train with. Hopefully when this cool season is up the warming cave won't be too busy.>+10 Slingers++ (Ut)---The power of ranged combat proved itself when the humans attacked, so you ask Science-Shroom to find a way for the spearshrooms to have range.It doesn't take long for them to come up with a lighter spear, one made for throwing.These throwing spears, or javelin, can be carried by spearshrooms to throw in battle or use as a backup spear.>Javelin Unlocked!---Work begins on a second ballista, you are sure they will be useful. The weapon will take time to build, but it is worth the wait.While workers get the frame built, the apprentice-shroom who suggested the idea originally comes to you."Chief, we've done some testing and learned something important. It takes two shrooms to work a ballista. Also if we train shrooms for it they will be more effective."Huh, good to know.>Ballista 1/3>Ballista Training Unlocked---You've come to a decision. You should have a second, a shroom you can trust with helping shrooms when you are busy.Science-shroom is called to your hut by spores, you also have shrooms that aren't busy come."Science-shroom, you have been with us since the start. So I ask you to be my second. Help me lead the village."Science-shroom doesn't response, other shrooms are all confused and excited."Alright Chief! I'll be your second, but I still want to focus on my work.">Science-Shroom upgraded to Hero[Can now delegate actions to be done under Science-Shroom for bonuses, by default science actions will be put under them]---[3 Actions]
Pastebin: https://pastebin.com/MCnmbMnpPrevious Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive.html?tags=Co-QMTwitter: https://twitter.com/ShroomCivQMDiscord: https://discord.gg/Hna5w7ELast time you expanded Capstone and trained some dinosaurs. You also made a deal with the reptilians and had your first real battle. The humans that survived are almost all now kept prisoners, but the cold season is coming. You also gained your first non-Chief hero unit.
>Gather sapphires>Make a sweet hat for ourselves using bronze + sapphires>Send scouting expedition to lizard territory
>>1513358Whats our population count at?
>>1513445Population: 95 Normal Shroom Villagers, 2 Shroom Hero, 1 Shroom-Wug, 1 Tiny Shroom, 2 Giant Shrooms, 6 Man Shrooms
>>1513472We need to begin begin forming small outlying camps of about 10 shrooms. Within a mile-mile and a half of the main settlement.
>>1513496[That can work, but you best be prepared for Winter soon. Also 2 other actions]
>>1513353>Work on Ballista/Ballista Training>Build Javelins 30>Sacrifice Human Leader to the Sun
>>1513519>Sacrifice Human Leader to the SunChanging make a hat to this.
>>1513353>Mine/gather sapphires. >Work on Ballista/Ballista Training>Sacrifice Human Leader to the SunSapphires were found from our mine and we can focus on gathering them, right?About human leader, I quess we get rid of him as letting him leave alive would bring us more harm than killing him.
>>1513570[That is correct about the Sapphires, just keep in mind they weren't in great numbers.]
>>1513570SACRIFICE THE MAN THING
>>1513414>>1513570[We just had a talk, focusing on rare resources is a no go, but that just means the next votes are in.]
>>1513496So can you run by why you want to do this? I'm Curious.
>>1513795Not sure if I understood that.So shall we change our sapphires votes to something else? As we can't focus on gathering them.
>>1513810Begin forming smaller settlements which can then be devoted towards a singular purpose (a logging village, a fishing village, etc etc) to increase our resource gain over time.
>>1513821[We are just using the votes that were already put in for ease of voting.]
>>1513823Oh, ok. I was hoping you guessed some secret to increase the amount of mushroom density, or a way to get more population. Interesting idea though.
Quote from man whose organs were torn out and laid upon the alter of the sun, the alter of U-so.[/red] "What are you going to do give me to your heathen gods? Long live humanity! Deus vul..."[/red] And there goes the head. U-so is sure to give you a nice reward for killing this dick.U-so be praised!---You find the builders messing around with the ballistas, pretending to fire upon imaginary invaders. When they see you approaching they instantly shape up and continue building the ballista.>Ballista 2/3---Later that day, the would be ballistamen all line up at your only ballista and take turns aiming and firing the bolts at a nearby tree. They have a very hard time hitting it. You don't know if its just a lack of training or the device itself.Ither way they shoot in the right direction so thats good.>Training ballistamen (1/3)2 Ballistamen (P)>>>2 ballistamen(US)--->Event"Hey uh, mushroom guys... we are thankful that we aren't dead and all but... well, we are really hungry and thirsty. Can we have at least some rations? You don't really have them under much guard. Just one giant shroom standing outside to scare them whenever they would attempt to leave the cave. Seems to be working so far but without this 'food' they may try to escape.---[3 Actions]
>>1513958>why I wanted to hunt right after the turn after we captured em>research human writing, with help of prisoners>collect food and water for prisoners. Hunting and fill barrels with water>interrogate prisoners, find out do they have any professions. If they eat, they should work too.I quess we are keeping these humans untill molemen buy them off from us as a slaves, or humans sent bigger army to check out what happened.
>>1513958>research human "Food" and get them some>Train BallistaShrooms>Build Slings (10)/Build Javelins (30)Think of it as a vote for either or if someone else votes to build some too.
Rolled 9 (1d10)vote u darned lurkers
>>1514096Yeah, I change my vote to this too.We can do reading later at cold months, but we seriously should take advange of having those prisoners around.>build enough javelins to arm all spearshrooms
>>1514475[Thank you for making the decision on the split. Writing]
Those Javelins sure sound useful, you have the workers at the Smelter make a smaller speartip for each spearshroom.The task is simple enough and the spearshrooms are able to make their own shafts for the small throwing spears.>+30 Javelins---The ballista-shrooms are hard at work learning to reload quickly. Their accuracy could be better as you watch them fire at that same tree, holes covering it where they hit it before.>Training ballista-shrooms (2/3)P >>> Ut---You may be holding them here, but you don't want the humans to die. So you ask more about these "rations" "Rations, like food and water. Meat, bread, umm even bugs or stuff if you can get us anything. Educational! They seem to need to use their mouths to actually absorb nutrients, though your Man Shrooms can do things the normal way.With cold season coming soon you give your various fighting shrooms the task of killing many small creatures or gathering plants.After a sun rises you have a nice pile of various small jungle life in their prison. You aren't sure if they can eat all of it, but it will have to do.--->EVENTU-So has rewarded you nicely for the sacrifice. On the altar 30 glowflowers bloom from the blood of the dead human. U-So's priest assures you this is alright to take.With the cold season so close you have workers check on the large mushroom shrine and find yet another 30 glowflowers!>+60 Glowflower---[3 Actions]
>>1514610>Training ballista-shrooms>Train Spearshrooms>Study Human Books. use humans to help?Ok, i'm pretty sure these guys were uneducated, but I have no idea what else to do but petition for more Slings
>>1514610>Train spearshrooms in Javelin trowing.>Train ballista-shrooms.>Study human Books, prisoners help.
>>1514610>>Train ballista-shrooms.>>Study human Books, prisoners help.>>finish building ballistaOur spearshrooms are already superior to anyone that they could face. Lets get different different weapons (swords?) for shrooms or train more slingers instead.
>>1514710OK, as much as I love someone else wants more Slingers, we need the Spearshrooms able to use the new Javelins. Besides that, if I'm not mistaken having higher tier troops means that it takes less time to train other troops of the same type. Also, I think we already built the Ballista, were just training the crew
>>1514743[You have 1 turn left on your 2nd Ballista and the Javelins are simple enough that Spearshrooms can use them. Sorry if I wasn't clear enough on that.]
>>1514748[As an add on, training them with Javelins will let spearshrooms use them better.]
>>1514748>>1514750Ah, thanks for the Clarification. Well, then I would like to amend my vote>Train Spearshrooms with javelins>Finish second Ballista>Study Human books, use Humans to help if they can.
>>1514743>same anon at phoneWe are building second ballista that is stuck at 2/3 Yeah using those javelins would be better if shrooms trained it, but I want to hear Crab telling how javelins are treated mechanic wise...aka is training really needed
>>1514710>Superior to anyone they could faceSure, you keep thinking that, friend. Picture related
>>1514767[Okay, Javelins are bonus to an opening volley or give your Spearshrooms a 1 shot ranged attack. After a battle, assuming you win, you can probably get most of them back. Training more with them gives you better odds of killing with them. Though training with them will go faster.]
>>1514610>Finish ballista>Finish training ballista shrooms>Study human booksTrain in spearthrowing another time.
>>1514800What are the ranks of skilled again. Does it go Untrained>Trained>Well Trained>Skilled>Highly skilled>Master or does it go some other wayAlso do more skilled Units training the others decrease the time require to train the new ones
>>1514933Military: Ranks (P-Pathetic),(Ut-Untrained), (T-Trained), (S-Skilled), (HS-Highly skilled), (V- Veteran), (M-Master)[Currently they slightly make it faster. Also if two groups of the same unit are at the same level, the lower will quickly catch up to the more trained. Your military right now is mostly militia and go by what feel right. You may be able to find a way to teach your less trained faster though.]
"Ballista is done chief." Your seige workers say as they fire off the first shot into the jungle.Nicely done. But now you will need to train two more of your villagers to operate it. As it takes a two man team to use your ballistas properly.>Second ballista created.---Your siege training wraps up as the first team of your ballista-shrooms actually hit on the target they said they were aiming for. Given it was just hardly a hit, the target did get hit.Good timing too, the cold season is just starting.>2 Ballista shrooms (1 Team)(P)>>>(Ut)---You take the humans that can understand spore to your makeshift library. Or more accurately, the house the books are kept. You line them up outside and show them all of the books you own. One by one. The majority of the humans just squint and shrug to you. Only one human is able to make out the words on some of the books."History of the Third Great War" is the biggest one he tells you. "Oh, hey. I remember this. This was my favorite story when I was a kid. Me mum would always tell it to me before bed."---[3 Actions, Cold Season]
>>1515035>Ask the human if he can tell us the story>Train Spearshrooms>Pray to ForestWelp, Smug smiles make me paranoid. Which is funny, as I was considered paranoid about the Barrels before. Also the forest is probably feeling left out. So we talk to her/him/it and say thanks for the good truffle harvest, sorry if we screwed stuff up, anything you want or need, etc.
>>1515055[I believe in you anon. Also training can only get you so far.]
>>1515055I'm just a smug shit. Dont let ME sway you from any actions~I mean, whats the worst I can do :^)
>>1515055I'll support as well
[Let's all pay our respects for Drachtma]
You can't shake this feeling that your spearshrooms aren't trained enough. They have done well in all their battles, but you can't ignore that feeling.The spearshrooms try to train in the warming cave, but its a little cramped and without glowflower braclets they need to spend time warming up first.Training goes well, but the spearshrooms aren't really sure what else they can do. Batta-shroom talks to you after a training session"Chief, I'm not sure if we can train much more. We need more experience with stronger foes if we want to learn more.">30 Spearshrooms 1/5 HS to V---With the Priest of Shrom you gather some shrooms from the closest huts to the warming cave for a prayer.You all kneel before the shrine and pray to Shrom in thanks for all she has given. A vague sense of ease fills you and the other shrooms."Shrom has accepted our prayer and wishes us to simply say thanks when we use nature's bounty."---"Well its really more of a song. But sure, I can sing it I think. He says picking up the book. alright... lets see here.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=414mrPgK5Yk And that was the song and story of the past that put me to sleep so many times. "---[3 Actions]
>>1517423>Build (10) Slings>Survey population>ScienceShroom, any Ideas you want to try out?Well, I have no idea what to do this winter. We can't really train the Ballista crews in the cold, and we can't hunt to train our Shrooms. Anyone got some Science-able Ideas?
>>1517445[You still have those 10 Ut Slingers and like 60 Glowflowers you just got.]
>>1517423[Also to specify for anyone, the book read was the children's book.]
>>1517451Thank you. I forgot about the slingers, and didn't really think of the glow flowers.Well, I amend my vote>Train Slingers (UT)>Make glowflower healing Paste (20)>Make Glowflower Bracelets (20)That gives us a margin of Glowflowers, and should be enough to help most of the Slingers train.
>>1517423>Research human writing/reading. Ask help from rest of humans with help of humanShroom>research wine plant, study what you could turn it into>turn 50 glowflowers into braclets (I don't remember how many one braclet needed)
>>1517474To use our actual army during the winter, we need more bracelets than what you suggest.Rest of your ideas are good, but I have my own vote.
>>1517482>>1517485Oh, I just wanted enough to let the Slingers train, not field the army in the winter. I agree with your plans on the wine plant study, but I don't think were going to be able to get any during the winter. Also, we tried the humans for reading/writing, their all uneducated peasants unfortunately. The one sort of read the title of the childrens book, and sang us the song he remembered.
>>1517492[Sorry for bad formatting. The History of the third great war and the children's song are different books. So you have 1 prisoner that can read.]
>>1517516So is it possible for us to build a reinforced system of tunnels and bunkers under our town so that we can accomplish more stuff in the winter?
>>1518820Totally, if there were more voters. Less lurkers and the like.
>>1518820[Or you could make glowflower braclets.]
>>1520059[Or use fire, or many other things. Bunker stuff can be fun.]
>>1518820Seconding the tunnels and bunkers under ground.
>>1520191>>1518820[Y'all got 2 other actions.]
>>1520200Maybe we could scout out some more of the jungle.
>>1520275[Which direction? And still 2 other actions]
>Start making an underground network, perhaps ask the molemen for help>Scout the area south of the big lake>Read the other human language book
[So we have Tunnels and Reading Human as the only things so far with more than 1 vote.]
>>1520452Changing my vote to>Start making underground network, asking molemen for help or advice.>Scout the area south of the big lake.>Make glowflower bracelets for use with the wrogi and shrooms.This way we can let the wrogi and spearshrooms train with eachother in winter and we wouldn't be at an disadvantage when getting attacked in winter.We should also pray to Shrom soon.Also, would naming our chief have any benefit?
>>1520452The molemen are tunneling geniuses. We should recruit their knowledge for more sturdy and comfortable tunnels.
>>1520597This seems like the best option.
Glowflower is nice, but what if the winters get worse? Also you need more space in the warming cave with how much training is going on there.You have the builders start a a tunnel system under Capstone. If the Molemen can do it so can you. Though the most experience your miners have is clearing hard stone, it can't be too hard.A few spearshrooms are needed to make sure the prisoners don't try anything while the digging is being done also. The mud and dirt here is much harder to keep together as the first branches are made.>Capstone Tunnels 1/9---If anything is going to be done outside this cold season, more glowflower needs to be used for bracelets. You assign some workers to weave enough bracelets for the Spearshrooms and even the Wrogi.The rest will stay saved up if more bracelets or paste are needed. A few spores are somewhat displeased at the treating of the Wrogi better than some shrooms, but they will understand when the Wrogi are put to use.>+30 Glowflower Bracelets>+5 Wrogi Glowbelts>+1 Great Wrogi Glowbelt>-48 Glowflower---After a bitter walk through the freezing jungle the scouts return in an awful sour mood. "There isn't anything over there. We're going home" The scouts say leaving you behind and slamming the doors of their huts.Not much more was discovered, the guys left after only seeing a little more, but they did get sent out in winter. Whats to be expected... also, apparently two of the scouts went missing and are presumed dead.- 2 Spearshrooms --->EVENT[That means no votes linked before the event is posted will be counted. Also maybe keep an eye on the pastebin.]
>>1521469WHATS THE EVENT
>>1521469The hell damn guys, sending scouts out in wintertime>Tunnels>Request that the prisoners teach one of the scientist shrooms the Human language>Worgi TrainingLet's set aside 6 spearshrooms to be their handlers and get them trained up to taking commands that might be useful in a fight
>>1521592Should have finished reading and comprehending the post
Your walking around the village one chilly afternoon when the ground begins shaking. Sure enough, moments later your old buddies the molemen pop up in the center of town.Oi, chief. I think ya have a bad case of humans in the ol basement. You should get somebody to look at that. Luckily for you we are just the guys! TA-DAH His brother says popping up next to him. Yeah... uh... hey... The niece pops out between the uncles. Thats a lotta humans there, they don't seem to be getting used in a slave way, prisoners I guess? Perhaps you are wanting to sell them very much?~ The brother says rubbing his hands together. How's about 20 Gold a pop >Offer 20Gold per human slave20x26=520 gold (yes or no)"Oh hey, this one can read? We'll give ya 30 gold for him."520+30=550 (yes or no) Oh yeah! the little molegirl says Thank you very much for trusting in me! I didn't let you down. She says bringing forth a bag from the hole and handing it to you. Its a good profit... I did good right? You did great kiddo The uncle says patting her head>>1514356>150x1.8=270 gold You guys have quite a pile of gold layin' around dontcha. How would you like to take a peek at our wares?~>100 Units of bronze-150 Gold>100 Units of leather-100 Gold>Collection of various books(10)- 30 Gold eachWe don't have much cool stuff this year but we also remembered that you may want teachers, so we were sure to find some smart slaves out there. It wasn't an easy thing to do. An educated slave? HA, but we found them. They aren't to cheap though.Teacher scale>Reptilian Teacher>400 Gold>Human Teacher>300 Gold>Moleman Teacher>600 Gold>Bullywug teacher>150 Gold Also, if there is anything you want to sell, be sure to tell us. Wed be glad to make an offer."
>>1521624>Offer 20Gold per human slave>20x26=520 gold (yes or no)Any way of making sure that they don't get sold to people that will eat them?We should keep the literate guy though>Reptilian Teacher >400 Gold>Moleman Teacher >600 Gold>Bullywug teacher >150 GoldYes please teachers, plus it will drop the slave population down and make it easier to guard/treat them well>Collection of various books(10)- 30 Gold eachALL OF THE BOOKS, GREAT LIBRARY HERE WE COMESo far we've got 520 (from the slaves) + 270 (from the investment) + 1020 (our own treasury)=1,810 gold pieces-1,150 (teachers)= 660>Reinvest in the daughter200 gold pieces which will leave us 460And then sell off the swords and armor that is too small for us, and 5 of our sapphires (we should step up production on those)
>>1521710Scratch that, forgot to factor in the books which will leave us 160 depending on what our own sales get us
>>1521710i think the 1020 was after the 270 investment. So i think your at, 1540
>>1521728This is correct
>>1521728>>1521748Noted, revised purchases list>Reptilian Teacher >400 Gold>Moleman Teacher >600 Gold>Collection of various books(10)- 30 Gold each >300 gold1540-1300=240-Reinvesting (200)=40 goldSell Bronze Swords and Armor, 5 sapphires and the Wine (if they'll take it this time around, we can offer to transfer it to a different container and it's been a few winters since the caravan raid)
>>1521775And because I might as well continue this chain>Continue Tunnels>Assign one of the Non-Hero Scientists to the library as the Librarian, so far they should focus on learning the new languages and translating hte materials we currently have>Worgi Training
>>1521841>>1521911[Does that include their plan for buying?]
>>1521929Is that another action?
>>1522654[Trade deals are free actions when you are the ones approached. Maybe as time goes on you will be able to trade with others for free on your own terms.]
>>1522693Lets do it then.
>>1521775>>1521811Full support for these and>ask if pearls would be valuable trade goodsReptilian can most likely tell us most of things that bullywug or human would anyway. Although bullywug teacher would still be awesome.I bet the Moleman teacher is actually undercover scientist that wants to study us.Btw we need to get a bit rise for morale after that stupid scouting mission.How about an small event at library, our new slaves / librarian telling stories from books ect. We also need to research and start working with leather.
The tunnels are slowly being spread by the miners. Progress is slow for now as only a few shrooms can go to get wood for supports at a time.Miners are also having trouble digging with many deep roots digging down. The shrooms know how important roots are though and do their best to move them to the side or ignore them.>Capstone Tunnels 2/9---Even with the glowbelts the Wrogi don't leave their den too much. It seems they like the warmth even more than you.The spearshrooms you chose to be handlers notice the Wrogi seem more alert in the middle of the day and take the time to start to practice basic communication.Great Wrogi doesn't seem to bother listening to anyone else though, but it gives a nod in response to Batta-Shroom one time.>Wrogi Training 1/3---You have the apprentice-shroom who wanted to learn more of basic math move into the library.Bookshroom as others are calling them now helps other shrooms read the Jungle Beast Tablets and even goes to the prisoners at time to ask for words from the Song book.They even started to pick a few words out from the Great War book that were used in the song.>Librarian Assigned---[To Be Continued]
>>1528374You bring a large container you have been using to hold your surplus of gold as other shrooms transfer goods with the moles, that is until now.You add up the numbers with your math and rather than having them carry coin by coin, it is easier just to take out the forty that you will have left over. That is, after you tell the moles about your investment with the niece. Woah, dude, you sure. Shes still a novice. I can't make any promises that things will stay at this same rate. And im not covering this one. Just letting you know what your in for. He pulls you off to the side and tells you.After reaffirming the deal he returns to the smallish molegirl. Hey kiddo, guess what? The girls head tilts slightly, curious as to the news I think you have some regulars here. They have decided to generously invest even more into you this year around. Be grateful He says patting her on the back.The little molegirl, almost with tears in her eyes, rushes up to you and wraps her arms around your leg, thanking you.A little later after the moles have relaxed a little they prepare to leave, they give the ten books to you and the girl and the moles brother leave. Again, the mole that can talk to you stays behind for a moment to talk to you. I'm really thankful that you are keeping my niece afloat sir. And from the bottom of my heard I'd like to thank you for giving her a chance. After what happened to her sister, she was pretty scared the same might happen to her. But you guys are much more generous than those damn Dwarves. Anyway, thank you again. The slaves will be delivered soon, above ground.You stand, confused of why he was so grateful.From the hole in the wall he gives you one parting piece of information. Uh, Chief before I go you should know. The slave treatment thing. You can really do three things. You can work them until they hate you, they will do whatever the project is faster but will become angry much faster. The same goes for the opposite, slower working but higher loyalty. Then you could just free them and make them people of your village. There will be a chance for them to run away, but if not they will teach your people without even being ordered to. Welp, thats it. Seeya'--->Current Gold: 40>+10 Books[3 Actions]
>>1528379>Research and Identify the new books>Capstone Tunnels>Wrogi TrainingSo the Great Wrogi should be paired with Batta-Shroom, let them become used to each otherAs far as the slaves are concerned I think that we should treat them as well as possible but not free them, not these ones at least, teachers are too valuable to risk the chance of running away.
>>1528379>>Research and Identify the new books>>Capstone Tunnels>>Wrogi Training
Miners are reporting a large amount of bugs and reptiles in the ground as they dig in some places. Most of them aren't a problem, but some long thin reptiles lash out and have their heads cut off by picks.The prisoners enjoy the not bug meat these days.>Capstone Tunnels 3/9---The cold is starting to lessen already, making the Wrogi more active. The spearshrooms and wrogi have started a game where the shrooms throw sticks that the wrogi then retrieve.Another game is throwing the stick up in the air and the wrogi trying to hit it with their poison. Their poison sacks seem to inflate when they get happy as well.Batta-Shroom and the Great Wrogi just spend a couple hours at a time looking at each other.>Wrogi Training 2/3---So many books, you have Bookshroom take them and get back to you once they learn what they roughly are.As it turns out the other science shrooms pitched in and give you a list of the books, they even had the one prisoner translate the human titles:>Two short human picture books "Knight's Tale">Another collection of human papers>Collection of dwarven papers>Another copy of History of the Third Great War with a different cover>Reptilian Fish Book>Small leather book ???>Farming for the Educated Man>Blank book>Reptilian book---[3 Actions, but that is the final vote for this thread. Sorry for things slowing down.]
>>1529802>Farming for the Educated ManShould use this, our slaves will need food.
>>1529802>>Capstone Tunnels>use slaves in low risk hauling jobs to help with the tunnel building>>Wrogi Training>>Research leatherBetter slow updates than no updates thanks for running
>>1529802>Capstone Tunnels>Wrogi Training>Farming for the Educated Man
>>1529802>Capstone Tunnels>Wrogi Training>Study Farming for the Educated Man
There won't be a new thread this week Drachtma and I are giving Shroom Civ a small break after a disagreement and to work on other Quest. But we will be back the 12th.