On the last thread, we came into existence, ran into some giants, and realized that winter is not fun. At all.As for the results of last turn - while sorting out what foods and plants do the best in the cold is rather hard, we are gathering a decent amount of seaweed and are getting along decently with agriculture.YEAR 11 AFTER THE ORDERAgriculture: 6/10Resources: 5/10Morale: 7/10Population: 353 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood huts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: 50 wooden spears, 25 wooden knives, 25 stone knives, 10 wooden axes, 1 stone axeNavy: What is this?Religion: AnimismA. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. LawD. ConstructionE. Technology ResearchF. Exploration
>>1643415>E. Technology Research
>>1643415>Dwe should try to make sure our huts are as warm as we can get them
D - What do we wish to build?
>>1643447We should build large communal huts to conserve heat. They shall be called longhuts!
>>1643447>>1643452I second this. Bigger fires, bigger huts, bigger rocks around those fires and huts - it's brilliant
This wonderful innovation known as the longhut is like a hut, but better! Combined with the oak trees we've discovered, we've been able to safely upgrade quite a few of the houses to regular old oak houses. They're taking a central role in our building as the snow keeps falling... this winter shows no signs of stopping.YEAR 12 AFTER THE ORDERAgriculture: 5/10Resources: 3/10Morale: 6/10Population: 365 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: 50 wooden spears, 25 wooden knives, 25 stone knives, 10 wooden axes, 1 stone axeNavy: What is this?Religion: AnimismA. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. LawD. ConstructionE. Technology ResearchF. Exploration
>>1643475FWe gotta find more resources
>>1643475>Fmore food, wood, and hides would all be good. I agree with >>1643476
>>1643486Changing to E
F - where should we explore?A. Further up the riverB. Along the coastC. Inland to the east.D. Inland to the west.E. Other.
>>1643475>E. Technology Researchits too cold
>>1643498>B. Along the coast
>>1643501sure why not
Hm. How many do we wish to send, and where to? The western coast, or the east?Anyways, I forgot you guys went to the volcano on a mini expedition (only on discord:tm: at A5sTfGe), here's the proper map.
>>1643518Uh, maps are spooks. Whoops.
>>1643519I shall send 2 men along the western coast.
Sending two men east
>>1643519WHat are Leyawin and Eikhol-ezh?
>>1643518I'll send a priest and 2 followers West
>>1643519sending 2 hunters west
Alright, go ahead and give me 3 rolls, taking the middle.
Rolled 93 (1d100)>>1643530
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>1643530
Rolled 43 (1d100)>>1643530
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>1643530
Rolled 6 (1d100)>>1643530
It seems we've been able to advance a bit further along the coast. We haven't found anything particularly interesting, but there are trees around here as well, along with a small bay. There are traces of something, though we're not sure if it's animals or sentients. Do you wish to continue? If you wish to continue, do know it will be riskier.
>>1643543Keep going, haven't found anything worth bringing back yet
>>1643543Lets push onward.
Let's not let this decision be a waste. Push onward and take the risk.
Best of 3, d100 again please.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>1643558
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>1643558
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>1643558nat 1 inc
Rolled 58 (1d100)>>1643558
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>1643558nat 53
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>1643558nat 35
>>1643558Not best of 3, I messed up the wording, just same as before. As you travel along the coast, you come across a band of strange two legged creatures, 5 or 6 strong. Upon seeing you, they begin snarling and one dressed in robes begins to chant. What do you want to do?
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>1643576RIP AND TEAR!
>>1643576>Two legged dingosOOGA BOOGA KILL IT
Rolled 39, 24, 58, 75, 39, 81 = 316 (6d100)Alright, fight time. Seeing your weapons and stances, the dingo like beings begin to charge. I'm going to do a roll for each dingo, and I want a response roll to each. I'll respond to each player in turn.
They have robes, we need warmth. Attempt a negotiation and if that fails kill them and take their robes. Unless we can skin them
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>1643587
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>1643587RIP AND TEAR!
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>1643587BAD DOGGOS
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>1643587
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>1643587BITE EM
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>1643587
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>1643587>>1643576
Rolled 57, 49, 64, 61, 24 = 255 (5d100)>>1643591The priest gives his enemy a good thwack across the head with a wooden stave. The enemy seems decently rattled, and is bloodied up by the other members of your party. He isn't down, but he's unsteady.>>1643592Khazir tears into the flesh of his opponent, and goes for the eyes. Within minutes the enemy is dead, and all that's left is a ghoul dyed in blood.>>1643594While you manage to scratch the eye out of one enemy, it isn't dead yet. It manages to scratch your side.>>1643595You and your opponent go head to head with stone knives, both of you dishing out cuts on each other's arms. However, you have the advantage of lapping up both his blood and your own.>>1643596You fall over as you approach your enemy and as you're on the ground, you get a stone spear stuck through your leg. Ouch.>>1643596You charge, and receive a flying something to the face. As in, into the eye, and out the other end.Those of you alive, roll against this please.
Rolled 78 (1d100)>>1643609
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>1643609
Rolled 28 (1d100)>>1643609
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1643609Get goin lads
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>1643609
Rolled 68 (1d100)>>1643609Move to the next one using my superior strength to RIP AND TEAR!
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>1643609My guy sits back and observes the violence, taking notes.
>>1643619Your men are torn to pieces, and you are left alone in the fight. While you haven't been attacked, these enemies show fearsome strength.>>1643622With a flourish of the knife your opponent is put down. Mortality clarified in a single strike!>>1643616You struggle to kill the furred beast, but you perform the task, though bloodied and bruised by the end.>>1643620You aren't faring well, taking two cuts for each one you deal.>>1643621You manage to put down an enemy.As of now, you've killed 4, and 3 of our own men are dead. The enemy retreats at an unholy speed, one we'd not be able to match. What should we do?
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>1643641Chase
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>1643641
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>1643641
>>1643641I claim the body of my kill and let my Doggos have a sniff so they may know it but also so i can make stuff outta it later
>>1643641Retreat for now, we're wounded, we've dead, and we know now that there's hostile neighbors nearby. We should search the bodies and go home to examine them further + make fur coats
I don't think we should. They are just going to retreat back to a larger group. If anything we should scout the area and cut our loses
>Faction Name The Ash Walkers>Faction DescriptionOnce a nomadic tribe who wandered the ash lands, The Ash Walkers have joined the main ghoul population. Using their knowledge of the ash lands, they serve as skilled scouts for the ghouls. Each ghoul has a unique brand on their face to mark their allegiance to their group. >Leader NameNeith>Faction Assets20 Ash Walkers(50/50 men & women)Knowledge of the ash lands terrain and living off of it, as well as navigating it10 camels
Rolled 5 (1d100)>>1643641I throw a needle at one of the retreating gnolls, hoping to get him to drop!
We return home, enlightened to new enemies, and to new lands. The snow keeps falling...YEAR 13 AFTER THE ORDERAgriculture: 4/10Resources: 4/10Morale: 6/10Population: 378 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: 50 wooden spears, 25 wooden knives, 25 stone knives, 10 wooden axes, 1 stone axeNavy: What is this?Religion: AnimismA. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. LawD. ConstructionE. Technology ResearchF. Exploration
>>1643662>E. Technology Research
>>1643662E.We have meet new enemies and must craft new weapons to counter them.
>>1643662>E>>1643667has the right idea
E - what should we develop?A. ToolsB. ConstructionC. WeaponsD. FishingE. Boat building F. MedicineG. RopemakingH. Other
>>1643673GWe need rope to upgrade weapons
>>1643673>>1643675Swicthing to g
>>1643673>GRope is way too useful to pass up
We take it upon ourselves to create some form of binding so we can match those strange enemies we met the year previous. This rope binding should hypothetically help us create weapons and tools made out of stones such as axes and spears - and lo and behold, it does! More specifically, we use plant fibers formed out of river plants such as cattails and weeds to create these bindings, which we call rope. We can also tie the animal pens closed. It's way too useful NOT to be crafted!YEAR 13 AFTER THE ORDERAgriculture: 4/10Resources: 4/10Morale: 6/10Population: 378 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: 50 wooden spears, 25 wooden knives, 25 stone knives, 10 wooden axes, 1 stone axeNavy: What is this?Religion: Animism
A. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. LawD. ConstructionE. Technology ResearchF. Exploration>>1643654also, approved
>>1643699>Elet's use this rope to see if there's any food in the water
>>1643699>E. Technology ResearchFor fish
>>1643699>E. Technology Research
>>1643699>B. Culture and Religion
E - what should we develop?A. ToolsB. ConstructionC. WeaponsD. FishingE. Boat building F. MedicineG. Other
>>1643733>C weaponsSee if we cant optimize spears for hunting, maybe see if we can make them sharper, or fly better
C - What do we want to do with weapons?A. Produce moreB. Serrated bladesC. Make new weaponsD. Other
>>1643765>D. Otheruse rope to put stabing rock or bone onto end of sharp stick!
>>1643765>Dtry to use our new rope to optimize existing spears for hunting. See if we can't at least add stone to the spears, and maybe try to make smaller spears for hunting smaller game
>>1643765>Bwe need to be edgy fuckers
>>1643765>B. Serrated blades
>>1643765 changing to>B. Serrated blades
>>1643765>>1643786Change to B
To quote one ghoul comedian, "kids have stopped playing with razor [sharp] teeth, and have started playing with razor blades! Razor blades, geddit?"He was stabbed outside his hut later that afternoon with a weapon of his own making. He bled out in the snow as people laughed at his suffering. It turns out laughter is not the best medicine. That is to say, serrated blades are now a thing. YEAR 14 AFTER THE ORDERAgriculture: 4/10Resources: 3/10Morale: 6/10Population: 391 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: 50 wooden spears, 25 wooden knives, 25 stone knives, 10 wooden axes, 1 stone axe (all mixed serrated, regular)Navy: What is this?Religion: Animism
Because I still can't into numbers, it's year 15 as I doubled up numbers. Feck.
A. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. LawD. ConstructionE. Technology ResearchF. Exploration
>>1643837>B. Culture and Religion
>>1643837>A. AgricultureOur food supplies are getting low again
A - What should we do in particular?A. FarmingB. HuntingC. FishingD. Other
>>1643869>CThose things in the water look more like animals than plants, so they're probably made out of meat, which we can eat
We begin using nets and spears for a proper fishing agricultural base.So, uh, it turns out that serrated blades and old people don't blend well. In fact, blending old people is also a bad idea. There was a lot of blood, and now we have no leaders. Tell me, what are your suggestions? (Nat 1 fac project)
>>1643892Blood ritual as it has always been done with the victor being named High Priest!
>>1643892Torlak should be our Kang!
>>1643892Choose the most worthy among us to lead us out of these dark times.
>>1643892I really like this guy who keeps feeding everyone. I say we put him im charge
>>1643892Somebody needs to step up and take responsibility, we are ought to choose a leader amongst us a "chief" so to say.
So it seems we want some form of chieftain. How will this chieftain be chosen? Should this chieftain also be high priest - seeing as the high priest died after all.
>>1643905The big hunter boi for kang because he brings the grub, the priest can go and fuck off on their own for their leader.
>>1643892Several members of the tribe say I should lead us as Chief due to my Clan bringing in food during these harsh times. If there is no one who will dispute this then I shall be the Chieftan of the Ier tribe.
>>1643905Let's just make the best hunter king, since we need food the most. We'll just put the most important guy for the decade in charge, and the most influential members of the tribe will do the choosing
>>1643905I believe the chieftain should be the high priest!>>1643912I dispute your claim!The best hunter should not be the leader.The smartest organizer should be the leader!
>>1643912Support hunter Chief!
>>1643917It takes good organization to lead a Clan of hunters who can bring back enough game for the tribe.
>>1643912Support the hunter as chief
>>1643923A chief's duty is ruling, not hunting. I spit on your claim. *spits*You forsake our ancestors and the traditions of the blood with your greed.
It seems Torlak is the chieftain ascendant - and that'll end the thread for today. Thanks for playing, everyone.
>>1643968Father Kirt shakes his fist angrily and mutters dark words to himself as he retreats into his longhut.
>>1643968Aethor the farmer and fisherman shakes his fist angrily and mutters something about him and his kin bringing more food before falling asleep under his favourite oak
In his first year as leader, Torlak's hunting camps serve to further gain important resources such as food and fur, reaffirming his position as chief of the village. YEAR 16 AFTER THE ORDERAgriculture: 7/10Resources: 5/10Morale: 7/10Population: 415 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: 50 wooden spears, 25 wooden knives, 25 stone knives, 10 wooden axes, 1 stone axe (all mixed serrated, regular)Navy: What is this?Religion: Animism
F - exploration! Attached is the current map.We wish to explore - but where? While you decide on that, also tell me who you're sending so we can have everything clear and concise.
>>1646441East along the coast
>>1646441I will send Ghuzhol zer Shlafol, the volcano explorer
>>1646441East along the coast, I'll send a priest and two men along with some stored flesh meant for Emergency consumption.
>>1646465>>1646441Also I propose that we travel further up the river
>>1646441further up the river
>>1646446>>1646441Will send two men as well
>>1646441Change vote to up river
We've elected to send a smaller group this time around, a motley crew of 10 men accompanied by camels. From what we've seen, the river widens as we go further north, and it bends to the west as it goes along as well. The giants live somewhere along its shores, though we don't know where. Around it also lie a volcano (which Ghuzhol is one of the sole survivors of an expedition to) and skeletons though we haven't investigated them. Do we wish to stop at any of these points or just continue straight onwards?
>>1646550Onward and upward.
>>1646550Just keep going, nothing too interesting
Alright, give me 3 rolls, taking the middle.
Rolled 83 (1d100)>>1646585
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>1646585
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>1646585
We travel by day, resting at night - the cold keeps us from doing the opposite, which is how we tend to travel during the warmer seasons. Past the ruins, but before the volcano, we come across... something. It is the 5th day of the expedition, and all of a sudden, a fog encroaches on us from beyond our field of vision. It's thick, and impossible to see through, yet we can vaguely see something cutting in front of us. Our scouts had spotted it on the horizon earlier, but we weren't aware of how large it was until now. About 4 ghouls wide by 5 ghouls tall, it is some kind of gateway constructed of gray stones not typical of this area. One of our party approaches it, and upon touching a strange symbol on one of the pieces of stone, it begins to glow a sickly pink, before the symbols light up in a cacophony of colors. It's showing no signs of stopping.What do you do?
>>1646643Step forwards towards it
>>1646643Throw a rock through it and see what happens
>>1646643Step into it
>>1646643Send a guy to walk through it and just as he makes it past walk out fast
>>1646646You step forward towards it although you do not step into it. What you can see is some kind of greenery, similar to the plants you know but much, much larger though it is quite dark. There are also, uh, rocks?>>1646648The rock goes through to the other end and clatters to the ground. Something shifts in the distance. You hear whimpering.>>1646650You step through the gateway and as you do, someone begins crying. With all the fog you can't tell where it's coming from.>>1646653It seems as if you're stepping through to another place properly, rather than any other phenomena. It's strange... the temperature seems to raise on the other end, and your hair stands straight up.>>1646654As he walks through, he disappears from your field of vision, eliciting some shock - yet he walks back through perfectly fine moments later.(Note that your vision would be coming from the doorway there)
>>1646668Head in looking for the biggest rock
>>1646668Everyone will go through now, though on guard for whatever might they encounter
>>1646668>>1646672Supporting. The biggest rock will tell us what we need to know about this place
>>1646668set up a fire in case it gets cold at ight
>>1646672You march in, and the crying worsens...>>1646674But when everyone goes through, the crying turns to screaming. Whatever it is, they aren't happy. Not at all. (If someone wishes they can roll to hear where the crying is coming from.) >>1646672>>1646675You two quickly find the biggest rock possible and bring it back through before returning to your group. The rustling in the bushes is intensifying...>>1646683You move to do this, but after those with the rock return, the portal begins to flicker...
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>1646693Rolling to hear where crying is coming from
>>1646693>>1646693Quickly get away from the portal and wait for it to stop being weird and screamy. when it does, investigate the rock
>>1646693Ghuzhol clutches his spear and backs away from the entrance
>Faction Name The Falseflesh>Faction DescriptionThe injured of the ghouls typically struggle to pull their weight as part of the tribe, particularly those who have lost or seriously damaged their limbs. However, with the recent discovery of 'rope', a single ghoul named Shabbach came up with the idea to bind a spear to his left arm, which was mangled to the point of being unusable by wild beasts several years prior. Since then, he has been searching for ways to improve upon his fleshy form.>Leader NameShabbach>Faction AssetsShabbachian Arm-spear
Rolled 67 (1d100)>>1646693Attempt to go back in for another rock
>>1646693alright escape through the portal we can come back another day with more manpower
>>1646711Approved>>1646695While you tried to listen, someone sneezes, another person says bless you, and then people start chattering. It turns out listening while with a group is harder than you would think.>>1646697It doesn't stop screaming, but you do manage to get back to the other side. (I'll report on the rock in a moment)>>1646707Ghuzhol is scared, but no so scared that he forgets what side he is on. He makes it back to the ashlands unscathed. >>1646716You get a decently sized rock that you can hold in one hand.>>1646718As the group leaves, the image begins to fade and become smaller, before disappearing entirely. As it does so, the thing in the bushes on the other side becomes briefly visible - you are met with several beady brown eyes and what almost looks like a claw... and as the image fades, so does the screaming. All is silent now, including the faint hum of the portal. For a moment it is replaced by what sounds like footsteps echoing from somewhere nearby, but then it disappears.After a while, you manage to break through the fog and come to the outside of whatever barrier surrounded the structure. Do you wish to continue onwards on your adventure, or return to the village for now?
>>1646736carry on, what other wonders and rocks could await us
>>1646736Let's keep going
>>1646736Attempt to create a harness for the rock with what rope we have, and use this to drag the rock with us as we continue. I volunteer to pull the rock along.
You elect to keep going, marking down on the map the location of this portal. Moving onwards...well, moving onwards, give me 3 rolls.
Rolled 100 (1d100)>>1646798
Rolled 39 (1d100)>>1646798give rock lore
Rolled 55 (1d100)>>1646798
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>1646798mem
>Faction Name Wanderwicks>Faction DescriptionUpon hearing the story of the mysterious portal, the lush vegetation, and warmer climate behind it, it piqued interest without a doubt. A group of gohuls have banded together in hopes to find someting in that new place that could help them and their families survive the winter. They are led by a hunter named Valkurz , reowned for his surviving skills>Leader NameValkurz>Faction AssetsPortable Tents, and some minimal weapons
The river has burst its banks near where you are, so you decide to head a little further inlands as you trek its course. While you've been this far before, you've never been inland in this area. Not that it's much different than anywhere else of course - the ashlands are full of sweeping dunes, and craggy mountains, and not much else. At least, that's what you thought before the second day traveling along the inland area. The skies were clear, and before you stood an immense pillar, one of a size that before now you could only comprehend by looking at the volcano. Incredibly tall, its true height eluded your field of view, reaching up, up, and into the clouds, as if piercing what stood in its way. It seemed to be gray, but that could be the light playing tricks on you. No, perhaps you cannot even comprehend its beauty. Some of you sat down on the ground and prayed where you were. This must be a sign from something out there, that you were known, were loved. Or at least you think that. All you can say is that it stands before you as a great monument to something, by something.What do you do? Just keep going?
>>1646859INVESTIGATE THE TALL ROCK. ONWARD
>>1646859Join in the prayer, worship the huge rock
>>1646859Call Chive a heretic but investigate anyways
>>1646859A great monolith Study it
>>1646859Investigate the Great Rock.
As we approach the big rock, the one that we have attached to a harness almost seems to crumble. We're not quite sure what that's about, but we assume it is paying respects to its big brother. At least til Ghuzhol tells us not to, and tells us what this thing called clay is. After that he begins muttering. Something about talking rocks and the volcano, no one is quite sure.Upon closer inspection, the pillar seems to have symbols carved into it, none we could understand. Near the base, we see that same letter that the giants called themselves by - the M. Ehwaz. Other than that, it just seems like a giant rock. Some argue over the meaning of this, but one thing's clear - this massive landform dominates all others we've seen around here.3 rolls taking the middle since we're continuing onwards.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>1646893
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>1646893
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1646893finna nat 1
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>1646893
We mean to continue moving onwards, but when we attempt to leave the pillar, we can't. It seems that a small river, more than a stream, but much smaller than the main one, is nearby. While that doesn't matter in and of itself, what does matter is that the camels wandered off and fell in it, drowning - taking the furs strapped to them with it. Other than what we have on us (which people are demanding gets shared), we have nothing to protect us from the wintry elements all around us. What should we do?
>>1646933kill the weak and eat them
>>1646933Try recover the camels and leatherIts just a small river stream. We have rope and spears
>>1646933Quickly attempt to fish the furs out of the river, and if that fails, draw straws as to who gets eaten on the trip back
Alright, give me 3 rolls for fishing - taking the average, seeing as you're experienced with fishing.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>1646949
Rolled 8 (1d100)>>1646949
Rolled 46 (1d100)>>1646949
Rolled 33 (1d100)>>1646949
>>1646949The two priest offer their blood to the ones jumping in the river.
35.3While you're successfully able to fish out the furs, the camels are kind of just sitting there in the water. Well not sitting, they're dead. Uh. Floating haphazardly? Ghuzhol starts muttering again, but this time about how long it takes a camel to cross a river. Silly Ghuzhol. It's nearing dusk though, as we fish them all out, and there seems to be another problem... the furs are wet, and it's windy, especially on the dunes. It almost seems as if our choices are between freezing to death or freezing to death while wearing freezing cloaks and while sleeping in freezing tents.That is, unless you've got other ideas?
>>1646986Kill and consume all of the weak
>>1646986Mark several rocks to draw and draw rocks to determine who is eaten and who eats to survive the night. See if we can manage a fire in a tent to dry out the furs
>>1646991thisTheir are those here who wont survive the night. Better that their blood helps those who can survive do so even better.
Rolled 59 (1d100)Alright, rolling for your survival, then we'll return home.
Using basic techniques for insulation and snuggling up tightly, we're able to get through the nights with only a few deaths. We also hunt on our way back, allowing us to wear the warm (but bloody) skins of dingos and other animals to sustain us further. Also, military has been added as a tab - after all, most think we'll need it in an eventual confrontation with our neighbors.YEAR 17 AFTER THE ORDER---Agriculture: 7/10Resources: 5/10Morale: 7/10---Population: 425 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: Various weapons, huntersNavy: What is this?Religion: Animism---A. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. MilitaryD. LawE. ConstructionF. Technology ResearchG. Exploration
>>1647108>C. MilitaryWe need sharp spears to hunt down those two legged dingos.
C - what should we do?A. WeaponsB. EquipmentC. TacticsD. OrganizationRight now we have a basic military consisting of our hunters, who go out on patrols in shifts. We have stone and wooden weapons, not enough for all hunters, among which number serrated weapons, which can be used for blocking.
>>1647171>A. Weaponsif we can choose another thing i want to do >D. Organization
We produce enough weapons to arm all our men. While there may not be a great variety for each man, they all have something.YEAR 18 AFTER THE ORDER---Agriculture: 6/10Resources: 5/10Morale: 7/10---Population: 436 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: Various weapons, huntersNavy: What is this?Religion: Animism---A. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. MilitaryD. LawE. ConstructionF. Technology ResearchG. Exploration
>>1647204>ATime to improve on this shitty, shitty situation
>>1647204>F. Technology Research
>>1647204A - what do we wish to address?A. Hunting B. FishingC. FarmingD. Other
>>1647251>CWork on setting up better fields for when winter ends. If possible, try to see if we can use the river to make sure bigger areas can get more water by digging ditches in the fields
Farming - what in particular should we work on?A. FieldsB. IrrigationC. Securing cropsD. Other
>>1647251D. Cultivate some forests to secure a supply of construction material and firewood and pointy sticks.
>>1647290>Bmore water means more plant
Rolled 53 (1d100)E v e n tR o l l
We've formed small lines through the field in order to enable water to spread to the furthest elements of the field without having to lug water in waterskins and the like. No one wants to do that kind of work, ugh. We've also got ideas for how we can manipulate the flooding of the river to make the land more fertile. Using the clay rock obtained from the expedition we put it somewhere as decoration near the river, and plants of unusual size sprang up! This got us thinking about mud, and we've used some from the river for this idea. While the results haven't fully come back it seems to work in theory, so that should provide a good base for irrigation.(Any irrigation tech in the future will get a +5 bonus - as of now, it's your best technology.)YEAR 19 AFTER THE ORDER---Agriculture: 5/10Resources: 5/10Morale: 7/10---Population: 447 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: Various weapons, huntersNavy: What is this?Religion: Animism---A. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. MilitaryD. LawE. ConstructionF. Technology ResearchG. Exploration
E - What do we wish to build?A. HousingB. DefensesC. InfrastructureD. Religious BuildingsE. Other
>>1647468>B defenseswe should build a wall, and make the two legged dingos pay for it!
>>1647468>Infrastructure Lets build a military school to train ghouls into combat
>>1647468E. Ground holes
>>1647483Adding C onto this
Give me 5 d100s.
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Rolled 90 (1d100)Ending for the day - write up tomorrow, but first...another event roll!
Starting the thread for the day, but I'm switching faction projects to in here, rather than the discord. Let me just post the previous results...-----YEAR 10 RESULTS@Trick A good idea, though initial tests do not go as planned. After a few cacti needles are stuck where no cacti needles should ever be stuck, you figure out that placing them in certain areas can cause relaxation and various other feelings and moods. In a way, you've also managed to use them for torture. Unfortunately, you haven't determined sticking what where does triggers what mood.@Temun, Brotherhood of the Spear You've successfully managed to figure out which end is pointy, and which is not. A few accidents have occurred in which spears have been jabbed into sides, though no one has died. You figure that'll serve as "physical education" for now.@Enkir the Painted (Mynori) After a few fingers are bitten off, you've successfully tamed some wild dingos. While they are prone to being quite noisy, if they're fed they make good hunting partners, even going so far as to cannibalize their own kind if that's who they are hunting. Like master, like pet, or so you suppose.@Aristo :syringe::syringe:#6465 You've found a small woodland further towards the unexplored end of the river. It's filled with trees you call "oaks", which contain the gunk often used for tanning. A good spot indeed.@Ranger Your members are known for being rather persuasive... you've recruited half a dozen individuals, all of them female.@Khazir The Khazirs head to the river, where they find an edible food source they are calling seaweed. It goes well with the fish from the river, and of course having farmland down by the river has meant you have a high quality farm.@Ulazh-Minal You determine a few spots within relative proximity, those that Clan Tor have not already taken. Such locales include that one pointy rock, the less pointy rock, and the one with the skull.@masq The blood pumps through you... faster, harder, with more force than any ghoul has ever experienced. His eyes turn white, his skin whiter. A cough of blood, and he is gone. Congratulations, the first ghoul heart attack.@Torlak(Centurion) Torlak is like a machine, not that you know what that is. The work ethic of Clan Tor means several camps are erected over the course of 5 years, and that just means more of a share of food for you. You are also now well renowned for your work ethic and hunting prowess.@Millennium The asheborne set up away from the river, going against the grain. After all, the ash is the giver of life. Successful forays are had, and a proper farm is set up, though it isn't named yet.
@砂漠の赤 It seems mixing blood in with herbs induces various effects, not dissimilar to acupuncture. While you haven't determined which does what, you note one makes one calmer, and another seemingly makes you stronger.@Cultureless German w/ shit name While you aren't sure how exactly storing blood and flesh goes, you do find dunking them in the river can make them more ready for consumption. It also has some small preserving effect, or so you think.@Inquisitor Two of your members nearly suffocate trying to blow into a piece of leather, claiming it will float. All it does is make you less reputable, and it also means your leather gets taken away for your own safety.-----YEAR 15 RESULTS-----@Cultureless German w/ shit name You've gained quite a few followers. It seems as if people like having a charismatic leaeder...@Iandar the optimal type of rock seems to be some kind of mottled rock called graywacke. It's not really gray but you call it that, because reasons.@Khazir A small logging village has been created without any attacks by your new neighbors - what would you like to name it?@Trick You're successfully able to incapacitate a man using cactus needles, and can anger and mollify men based on where you place it.@Torlak(Centurion) Once again, your hunting prowess shows why Torlak and the Tor clan are the most respected hunters in the village. +2 to resources, +1 to agriculture, and many will marry into your family (dubs effect too)@Ranger A bunch of teenage ghouls begin slitting their wrists in the edgiest trend since a couple ghouls proclaimed themselves vegetarians and starved to death. In an attempt to stop them the elders intervene - only to have their own wrists slit in the process. There goes any semblance of a government.@masq Villech recruits some members, but the village is wary of priests, fearing too many will lead to bloodshed. Well, unneccesary bloodshed. @Millennium You've successfully made nets out of rope, and what you call weapons on rope - you can fling out the weapon for a longer reach while retaining a hold.@Kumok(Erden) You've identified some herbs that act as painkillers.@Enkir the Painted (Mynori) In the shadows of the skeletons the village found, you have hidden yourself away. Things echo here, strange noises in the night, but that is unimportant. What is important is the glowing figures seen at night - their colors haunt your dreams, and you often dream of painting them if you could just find the right pigment. And luckily for you, the cave has many.@Ulazh-Minal While you manage to create this so called “Tent”, it has lead to schism within your clan. On one side are so called “Purists” who rail against the “Tentites” who have embraced this new mode of shelter! Tensions are high in camp with numerous fights and small brawls becoming common.
@Neit Neith hollows out a log allowing ghouls to ride within it down the river, while not the most life changing invention it is seen as great fun to the younger ghouls.@Temun, Brotherhood of the Spear All your men are capable with the spear now, beyond the extent of any average ghoul - but something extraordinary happened quite recently when it came to the pole arts. One man trained with his spear so much it broke - then, he kept on training. Without the blade the methods were quite different than what anyone expected - and he developed it so much that they're now treating this bladeless stick as a weapon. They are calling it the staff. In addition to that you've come up with several different designs for spears, ones shaped like an axe, ones shaped like a sword. More research will have to be done to make them though.@砂漠の赤 The strongest you've found uses bits of a cactus and blood - it seems to cause extremely strong hallucinations of varying types. You lose all sense of inhibition while using it, to the extent where ghouls have torn apart others while on it.@Neit It's a volcano. Not much to say really - fire, lava, ash. It dominates the landscape. What was your intent here again? The smog seems to cloud your memory as much as it does the air around you.
>>1647557Regarding this - Spring has sprung in the lands of Ier, with flowers and cacti shaking off the snow of yesteryear for a brighter, greener today. Of course, this comes with revelations. An exploration was launched along the coast (smaller expeditions may happen on discord from time to time) revealing a friendly ghoul tribe known as the Tans to the south of us, as well as clarifying the threat of the beast like peoples. Known as gnolls, they've destroyed most of the Tans' settlements through raw manpower - a fearsome foe indeed. We build walls of lumber as well as basic infrastructure, assigning certain things to certain places, such as wood storage in one hut, tanning another, etc. On top of that, boats have drifted to us from the west. They're strange, unlike the canoes we have. Constructed with reeds, they're bound with rope and are able to carry small huts on top. Signs of another tribe...?YEAR 20 AFTER THE ORDER---Agriculture: 6/10Resources: 5/10Morale: 7/10---Population: 460 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pensCulture: Desangier religionTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: Various weapons, huntersNavy: What is this?Religion: Animism---A. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. MilitaryD. LawE. ConstructionF. Technology ResearchG. ExplorationFACTION PROJECT TIME - REMINDER ON RULESFaction Project Rules Faction projects are done every 5 years and are said to be what you faction will be doing for the next 5 years.Think deeply on your project and if it can be accomplished at our current stage in development, as projects with unattainable for our level goals will simply be considered lost projects. EXAMPLE:Black-Scales will lead some of his Divers in collecting and cataloguing the various fish and shells that can be found in the shallows.[Dice Rubric] 1-5: Oh god why6-10: Is it raining frogs?11-19: Is my house on fire?20-29: How did we lose half of everything building this?30-39: The foundation seems to be a bit off40-59: All done, hope it doesn't fall down60-79: We did it everything is perfect80-95: Wow it looks even better then we thought96-99: Man we are great! We have truly made something amazing!100: Wow, great job!Faction projects done in conjunction with another player receive a bonus - as for how working with each other works, I add both rolls and divide them by 150, and use that percentage.Faction projects may also be answered by one player called Swift, who helped co-design this civ.With that in mind, please vote AND do your fac projects.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>1661274>E. ConstructionGhuzhol will take his family and some friends up the river and attempt to construct a hunting outpost on the eastern side
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>1661274>F. Technology ResearchFaction Project: The hunters explore east and along the coast to the north east of Leyawiin for resources and to establish Hunting grounds
Rolled 84 (1d100)>>1661274>G. ExplorationWe need to send out a raiding party to deal these gnolls a crushing blow.Project:Construct a suitably impressive longhouse for the brotherhood, surely a grand hall will make daring youths flock to join us.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>1661274>F. Technology ResearchThe Erabenim want to put something underneath them while they ride camels so their ass doesn't get sore.
>>1661274>E. ConstructionThis is for chive
Rolled 21 (1d100)>>1661274Faction project: Clan Tor is working with Khazir dingo eater to develop stealth tactics.>C military
>>1661274Fusing some strips a of leather, Neit and her people try to make something that will allow rocks to be throw. Faster and with more forcefully than normal. They call it the sling and hope it will be a good addition to the ghoul arsenal.
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Rolled 29 (1d100)>>1661274>E. ConstructionProject: Willech sends his priest to build a temple in Khoral.
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>1661274>EThe Stone-Bashers do their best to develop a kind of tool that can be used for precision stone-shaping. A kind of pointed bone or hard stone, to better flake and chip stones into useful shapes
Rolled 82 (1d100)Faction project for Pedofag: construct a town a fair distance south of the bone ruins and portal
>>1661279The attempt is called off after Ghuzhol had left to get supplies, and returned to find the word Gnollatoan carved into a tree, and his family along with his daughter Khirginia Dare missing.>>1661280You've managed to find some more oak trees, but this isn't exactly a fertile area. You have found some ghoul bones though.>>1661282A grand longhouse is constructed, with separate compartments for each member, and one large dining hall with the longest table you've ever seen. >>1661283You've invented something called the saddle. It's like a seat made of leather, so not really a seat - god, you wouldn't get it unless you saw it. >>1661290Waiting on Khazir then.>>1661301Your initial designs have made something quite unexpected... You've created something called the hardball. Originally you wished to name it the softball after the leather around the rock, but after a few eyes are put out, it's decided hardball would be better. You know, for accuracy. >>1661306The temple is more like a hut. Well, let's be fair, it really is just a hut.>>1661307The Stone-Bashers fail at this, utterly and completely. Instead, you find a boulder. A very, very large boulder. By some means you have brought it back to the main settlement. By very, very unknown means. That doesn't matter though. What does matter is the fact that this aforementioned giant boulder rolled over after a light breeze, and crushed much of the housing in the main settlement. Some are beginning to worship it as an avatar of the volcano, a god of destruction.This religion is called rock and roll.>>1661309Town completed, while it has no special qualities as of yet, it has some fancy schmancy dirt roads connecting it to both areas. What would you like to name it?
Town is called Jikhofen.Someone forgot and rolled in discord, so lemme address it here.>I just want my guys to be smarter/stronger. Can I focus on teaching my men to strategize (the best Ooga Boogas can) and just have them get Steiner through basic bodily training.Your ghouls are at the peak possible fitness for ghouls. In fact, they appear to have created a training routine for this... they call it gharate.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>1661274Start forming ranks amongst the Blood Seers and recruit more into our cause.Neophyte (Apprentice)Acolyte (Regular Priest)Hierophant (High Priest)
As for the construction, freeform it.>>1661315Stratification goes well and many more men are recruited to the priesthood.
>>1661320A shrine for our new God of Destruction. Lord Rok will make us great if we give him proper praise and submission.
>>1661320We should try to continue with these Road things maybe link up with the pansies if possible
Feeling ill, freeform construction in meantime. Will run tomorrow if I don't get up later tonight.
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>1661290Support
>>1661312B-but I can't read
>>1661320>>1661323>>1661328We shall construct a shrine for this Avatar and work on making dirt road on the fastest route to the Tan village.
>>1661329Rok has made his will clear!We are to build a shrine to his magnificent carnage! All must bend to his power! Hail Rok! Hail Vol-Cane-Oh!
Rolled 30 (1d100)Remember when I said event rolls could be frequent.heh, yeah.
An official shrine is built for Rok, one that coincidentally also prevents Rok from crushing us again. In other news, reports are coming of more frequent raids on our borders with the gnolls. A sign of things to come?YEAR 21 AFTER THE ORDER---Agriculture: 6/10Resources: 4/10Morale: 7/10---Population: 474 ghouls.Buildings: Driftwood/oak wood huts and longhuts, animal pens, shrine to Rok, various settlementsCulture: What we can stabTechnology: Wood, stone weapons and tools, rope, leather clothingGovernment: Gerontocracy Military: Various weapons, huntersNavy: What is this?Religion: Desangier religion, Rock and Roll religion---A. AgricultureB. Culture and ReligionC. MilitaryD. LawE. ConstructionF. Technology ResearchG. Exploration>>1661330>>1661290A decidedly average roll brings decidedly average results. Some tactics you've developed are covering yourself in leather dyed the color of the ash, and covering yourself in camel dung. Overall, you've figured out a lot of what to cover yourself in, and not much of other areas.
>>1661371>C. MilitaryCraft more weapons to help defend ourselves.
>>1661371>G. Exploration"WE GONNA FIIIND THEM!WE GONNA CATCH THEM!AND WE'RE GONNA EAT THEM!"
>>1661371>C. MilitaryPreparation is key
>>1661371>CWe must arm ourselves, so that we may better smite the gnoll parasites that threaten our homes!Rok wills it!
>>1661371>F. Technology ResearchLet's make shields to go with our spears
Military. We need to be prepared to raid and defend ourselves.
>>1661371C. Their is a war coming and we must be prepared.
C - what should we do?A. WeaponsB. EquipmentC. TacticsD. Organization
A. Weapons - what should we do?A. Get more weaponsB. Design more weaponsC. Other
>>1661411>C. OtherAdd Give shields to the men with spears
>>1661411>A. Get more weapons
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>1661387D.If this is allowed, I would like to do my faction project. As you know, I am in a faction with another player, so. Regardless, Komuk has been thinking of gathering some of the more stronger men of the ghouls and set up a sort of protection force against unwanted activities. We'll call them "police guards."
>>1661411C. Make these shields the pansies told us of
What type of weapons - freeform it please.
>>1661422More spears and shields
>>1661422As many spears as possible.
>>1661422Craft Spears serrated blades axes and shields so more of our people can fight should the need arise.
>>1661422Heavy stone hammers built for our great crushing strength
Spears and shields, so we can eventually fight Roma Invicta style
>>1661416Henlo police, I would like to report a violation of the NAP by the police. Oh wait - anyways, uh, project successful.As for weaponshit, looks like we're split. Shields for sure, but lemme just clarify... what is our primary weapon for now?A. SpearB. StaffC. HammerD. AxeE. Other
As we pump out shields and swords, we receive word from ghouls - but not from those we know of. Ghouls on those strange reed boats we saw before have come, and they're seeking our help in war. This could go many ways, and fast. End of session for the day
Rolled 2 (1d100)>>1661274The House of Ivory is enthralled by the Paintings of the Tall Rock, they are fascinated by it's beauty and quite frankly, size. Thus using their small base in the Boneyard as a staging post the Ghouls move among the neutral members of the Tribe, to join them in settling the Pillar and to join the House of Ivory in this endeavor. If the Roll is below 60 im busting out my Hare Token (tm)
>>1662014(For clarification, if you do extra building for the world, as this player has done with his art, you get points that will allow you to not crit fail as they just did. They're not super potent, but can occasionally come in handy. It's still a failure though.)The pillar stands before the travelers, unbroken, indomitable. It seems warmer here, but with the heat comes new problems. Wild animals have flocked here, most likely due to the heat, as much as the pillar worshippers claim it's because of the pillar. Due to this, beasties like the dingos dwell here, ones rather more aggressive. They sleep during the day, and at night harass the ghouls. The leader of the expedition calls it off for now, heading back, but valuable experience is gained on how to start a settlement in this area, as well as knowledge of the animals living here. It should prove useful during another attempt.