First race/location to three votes win.
1. Forest Yeti (bigfoot)or 2. Warmongering druidist extremist ents in the plains (pic related)
>>332478Undead, Necropolis. Randomly other undead will rise and join us? Diseases to fend off attackersbut won't affect us? Sounds good.
>>332486This I like your thinking anon.
Going to eat dinner real quick, i'll be gone for ~30 minutes.
>>332486Hate to ruin your fun, but that's kinda the premise of the skaven quest going on.
Undead in the Necropolis sounds good to me.
>>332478Demons, city ruins. You're a fallen celestial - turned demon. Pragmatic, with self interest, in favor of free will, indulgence, and against Order. Not evil like stereotypical demons, but closer to Prometheus, who gave humans the gift of fire.The world has long been ruled by an arrogant pantheon of deities including the all-father who sits at the top. As His 1st born you rebelled for independence with many of the lesser celestials (not numbered amongst the Arch-Celestial caste like yourself) but lost as the collective pantheon, including your fellow Arch Celestial brothers turned on you. All-Father would not kill you as his first born so instead he took your powers, leaving you a speck what you were. Twisted, cursed and deformed you were banished and cast unto the earth like a meteor, rising as a demonic entity. Fuming with rage and finally with independence you set to break the chains of the mortal races from their deities and start a new rebellion. Give them fire, give them architecture, give them reason and knowledge, uplift them into Unchained by possessing them with the tormented souls of your fallen lesser celestials
>>332478Mycaneans, floating islands
>>332486>>332490>>332496Thats 3 OP.
>>332486>>332490>>332496Alright, undead necropolis confirmed.You're a powerful necromancer, having set-up a spell upon death that would transform you into a being of incredibly power. You stand in the ritual room, taking in the atmosphere. Soon, your life's masterpiece shall be finished. There is only one choice remaining: exactly what incense shall you use to finalise your next body.>Red Incense - Death Knight - An extremely powerful warrior capable of laying waste to entire armies with spells capable of flaying legions to the bone and combat expertise far beyond that of a normal human being.>Yellow Incense - Skeleton King - The epitome of a ruler, you lead your armies with terrifying efficiency and manage your kingdom without tiring or letting down.>White Incense - Phantom Lord - A creature with a mind rivaled by none other. You think in dimensions beyond that of any mortal being and can analyze the most complex situations in your mind without much problem.>Black Incense - Lich - A horrifying creature with incredibly magic powers - especially in the necromancy branch - with amazing perseverence due to the detached soul and regeneration.
>>332510Incase it wasn't clear, all of them would be powerful necromancers. Lich would be extremely powerful.
>>332510Let's up our necromancy strength tenfold and summon armies with a single spell. or something among those lines. Black incense.
>>332510 >White Incense - Phantom Lord - A creature with a mind rivaled by none other. You think in dimensions beyond that of any mortal being and can analyze the most complex situations in your mind without much problem.
>>332510Black. Drown everyone in zombies.
>>332515>>332518>>332528>>332581Guess there's a tie breaker. Lightning round, first one to respond gets to decide between white and black.
>>332583Whoops, confirming this is indeed me.
>>332585>>332587Black it is.You put in the last ingredient to the ritual - the black incense - and double check that everything the ritual requires is infact there. One thousand bottled souls, check. A pure black onyx altar dedicated to the god of death, Morgulis, check. The phylactery, a vial made out of black tourmaline, resting on the altar ready to be infused with your soul, check.Everything is ready, and you being your chant"Infundere mihi animas mortuorum fortis sim, sic lenticulam infundere animam vivam in defunctum, corpus viribus Infunde deleam"As you continue the chanting, arcane energies start swirling around you and you can hear otherwordly creatures trying to come into your dimension from theirs, the barrier between worlds weakened by the massive powers of the ritual currently ongoing. Soon your starts to seperate from your body and, as expected, massive pain comes. The weak would usually go mad at the pain, but you endure it, the end of it beckoning you. Halfway through the bottles of souls circled around you start breaking, their souls flying into yours. You feel the power strengthen you, easing the pain. As the soul starts touching the vial - your soon to be phylactery - your body starts rapidly decaying. Finally, the pain and the ritual ends, your body a huge walking corpse at this point.Anyone in the castle with a mind even remotely magic would know you exist now. The powerful release of necrotic energies has resurrected the surrounding corpses and you can mentally feel more waiting to be commanded. Current assets:SOULS: 1000Minions:1 Lich (You)50 Zombies30 SkeletonsWhat do you want to do?>Research more undead>Research magic>Scout surrounding regions>Raise more undead>Spend souls to create ghosts>Something else?
>>332600 >Research more undead
>>332600>research more undead
>>332600Research new undead preferably any ghost / spectre as explorer/scout unit.
>>332609>>332607>>332602give me a d100 roll
Rolled 18 (1d100)>>332610Here goes nothing.
Rolled 27 (1d100)>>332610
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>332610
>>332615>>332614>>33261310/10Try as you might, you can't figure out a way to make your current ghosts stronger, or make any "new" undead at all. The experimenting took some souls to do too.SOULS - 50also>>332609>Spend souls to create ghosts
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>332610
>>332618Blew our roll. Can we make some ghosts and send them as scouts? Maybe we'll find some unexpected members for our army.
>>332633You can use ghosts as scouts. Ghosts can fly, are immune to physical attacks, move fast and cant attack.Souls can be converted into ghosts at a 1:1 but ghosts convert back to souls at a 2:1 rate as some of the soul is expended to create ectoplasm for the soul to inhabit.
>>332639Well, my vote goes to creating bunch of ghosts, at least 20 of them.
>>332639>>332646ok spend 20 souls for 20 ghost, send them too explore the area
>>332600>>Scout surrounding regions
>>332646>>332648>>332656You create a batch of 20 ghosts, sending them out to explore the surrounding regions.First thing they find is that the necropolis you currently live in is huge, sprawling downwards into dark tunnels and rooms.The necropolis stands on a plateau of ice. How it exists and doesn't melt is a mystery as of yet.Outwards of that, to the west is a river running from south to north and a decadent bridge running over it which probably couldnt support more than 10-20 people going over it at the same time.To the north, east and south is a barren wasteland. The most interesting thing about it are the dying trees that pop up here and there. Your current knowledge suggests that the death of all life there is unnatural, and it should be more akin to plains or a forest.Farther to the west is a forest, with a plains to the south of it. Not much of it was seen before the ghosts returned. South east of you is a range of mountains, and the ghosts werent able to see past it before returning home. North east is a large body of water. The ghosts didnt see the end of it before returning home.
>>332674Current assets:SOULS: 930Minions:1 Lich (You)50 Zombies30 Skeletons20 GhostsWhat do you want to do?>Research more undead>Research magic>Scout surrounding regions>Raise more undead>Spend souls to create ghosts>Fortify the necropolis>Scout further down the necropolis>Scout further outward>Something else?
Oh and also, give me a d100 roll
Rolled 99 (1d100)>>332678>>Scout surrounding regions
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>332678 >Research more undead>>332682
Rolled 59 (1d100)>>332678>send 10 ghosts to the west
>>332687>>332688You notice after the usage of souls that your power has decreased slightly. Apparently the amount of souls you have absorbed at any given time is directly linked to the power of your spells. Knowing this, you absorb the souls from some relatively fresh deads lying in the necropolisIn addition you've noticed a mental presence in the dark rooms below the necropolis, not sure how far down, but its quite far.Souls +49
>>332703Lets not create ghosts, zombies, or traditional stuff- but wendigos. Those are dope.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo
>>332737You're going to need live humans to even try that.
>>332703Send zombies to explore necropolis.
Forgot to post the map of currently known areas.
>>332780What'd you do to make the pic that bad?Did you jaypeg it up and down multiple times before converting to png?At least I'd prefer a small, clear pic over a large, blurry one.
>>332799I had to upload that one since im on the phone currentlyIll give you high quality in 30 min or so
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>332780Let's raise more undeadAlso, what is the name of that program that QMs use to make maps from hexagons?
>>332883Ayy dont roll unless i tell you to kalso i use Inkarnate, although there's also one called Hexographer.>>332687>>332691>>332688>>332883Give me two rolls
Also, the non blurry map
Rolled 90 (1d100)(more scouts)
>>332905Oh.Raising ghosts doesnt take a roll, just souls.How many to raise though?
>>332909How many souls do we have?
Eh lets just let our current scouts scout more
still need another roll
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>332945
Rolled 12 (1d100)>Research more undeadWe won't make progress with our mob tier undead and ghosts
>>332949>>332909Nice rolls.The ghosts exploring the west scout along the plains first, finding a human settlement not too far from the river. They seem to be relatively advanced, owning a grain house, large agricultural fields, and a small legion of hunters.Going upwards towards the forest, they come across a gathering of people. They look similar to the humans, but slightly wooden. There we're also some humans in their encampment.You were able to spy on them for quite some time, while they performed rituals, went about their daily business and talked to the humans until one noticed you. Once it noticed you however it screamed something in its native tongue and launched blasts of green fire at your ghosts until they left.The other ghosts confirmed that the body of water stretched out for quite a bit farther up, and still havent gotten sight of land on the other side. They also found that beyond the mountain range a swamp lies and at the western end of the mountain range, an encampment of giants have settled down and are currently warring with the humans. The humans also used green fire against these giants, leading you to believe the humans are cooperating with the "green humans".Research into more undead has been quite successful this time. Turns out if you infuse a zombie with a soul, they become ghouls, which are stronger and have a slight sense of independance. Not enough to make them rebel, but enough to make them quite effective in battle.Current assets:SOULS: 974Minions:1 Lich (You)50 Zombies30 Skeletons20 Ghosts5 GhoulsWhat do you want to do?>Research More Undead>Research New Magic>Scout Surrounding Regions>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Scout Further Down The Necropolis>Scout Further Outward>Something Else?
>>332974Meant to link >>332905 not >>332909
>>332974>>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead
>>332981Ghosts or Ghouls?
>>332984I suggest ghosts. Make phantoms or banshees that can attack and become incorporeal
>>332994You still need to research to get better ghosts. Ghosts by themselves are regarded as advanced due to the fact that you need to spend souls to produce them.
Feels like a good point to mention that things that dont conflict can be done at the same time. For example you can send ghosts to scout and research at the same time, but you can't research new magic and research new undead at the same time.
>>332994>>332996How many ghosts are you making?
>>333020Ten would be fine
This much ofc
Rolled 921 (1d974)Urg meant to do this
>>333035...We'll go with 10.Give me a d100 roll
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>333039
Let's explore our necropolis thoroughly, i wonder what's some dark presence that's op mention
>>333041Alright.As the other ghosts are idling while you create more, one of them discovers that a legion of about ~30 ghouls and ~50 zombies. The legion is also lead by an undead you are not familiar with. It could best be described as a walking shadow wielding what seems to be the silhouette of a staff.With the forwarning given by the wandering ghosts, you can take 2 actions that dont take too much time (sending ghosts to scout outward is too much, researching takes too long)
>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Organize The Undead>Something Else?
>>333086So they are going to attack our part of the necropolis after this right?Let's create thirty more ghouls and fortify
>>333086>>Organize The Undead
>>333064Said legion is walking upwards from the depths of necropolis.
>>333086Try to negotiate with the Undead Legion and attempt to let them join us.
>>333090>>333091>>333124>Tfw nobody agrees on anythingThe beauty of civ quests :')
Rolled 2 (1d3)>>333090I am official Tie Breaker. I break ties.1. >>3330902. >>3330913. >>333124
>>333136Thats nice and all but theres still one action to agree on.
>>333141I Vote Make Undead and Fortify. That is What You Mean Correct?
Rolled 1 (1d2)>>333146Now that just confuses me. Ill break the tie between:1: >>3330902: >>333124
>>333090>>333091Roll me 2d100's
>>333150Tie Breaker not programmed for this. Tie Breaker Imploding. GOOD JOB OP YOU IMPLODED ME.
Rolled 52, 23 = 75 (2d100)k
>>333156You start making the next set of ghouls and tell your minions to fortify this part of the necropolis. The ghouls do quite a good job at it, and the rest... well it'll do.As the ghouls are finished and the last of the fortifications are set up, you dtart telling the undead to get into battle groups and legions. The undead try but at the end of it, its the same blob as before. Granted, its slightly tighter than before.What do you do?>Watch from a distance, try to capture as many as possible.>Let the fight play out and help with killing the opponent.>Spend souls to empower your magic.>Something else?
>>333176Try to get the legion to join your army, if it fails empower your magic and prepare to fight.
>>333176Let's spend some souls, say 30, to empower magic. The way I see it the better we are in this fight the more of our undead stay standing so we're trading souls for minions.
>>333184>>333185Give me a d100 roll
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>333205
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>333205
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>333205
>>333218>>333229>>333243Pretty goodAs the opposing legion walks into 100m range you tell them, your voice booming across the necropolis, that they have two options:"1. You can become part of our kingdom, and become the glorious rulers of this world that we were destined to be. 2. You can fight us now and die, then live a tortured existance as i revive you to do my bidding." The opposing legion seems to be considering this, not sure what to answer. In response to this, you empower yourself with 30 souls and beckon your legions upon the battlements to drive the point home. Arcane energies start swirling around you, creating baleful winds inside the necropolis, and you start hover. Just as you raise your hand to cast a death bolt, the shadowy apparition raises its hand."Fine, but master will not be happy about this."The Shadowlord, as it is called, is a phantom made from merged ghosts abd a great many souls. The Shadowlord is capable of casting high end necromancy and knows some things about creating more advanced undead.You Learned A New Undead: SpectreA spectre is a more offensive oriented ghost, capable of invading the real dimension and hurting living beings. It can also retreat to the ethereal dimension to heal.You Learned A New Undead: PhantomA more subtle ghost, capable of manipulating minds from the ethereal dimension and going invisible. It can also possess sufficiently weak willed targets.Current assets:SOULS: 914Minions:1 Lich (You)100 Zombies30 Skeletons30 Ghosts65 GhoulsWhat do you want to do?>Research New Undead>Research New Magic>Scout Surrounding Regions>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Scout Further Down The Necropolis>Scout Further Outward>Something Else?What do you want the Shadowlord to do?>Scout further regions>Talk to you>Raise More Undead>Fortify the Necropolis>Research New Magic>Research New Undead
>>333267What do you want to do?>Fortify The NecropolisWhat do you want the Shadowlord to do?>Scout further regions
>>333267Fortify the NecropolisShadowlord can raise some Phantoms and Spectres.
>>333280Just to point out, the shadowlord has the offensive capabilities of a phantom-spectre
Rolled 2 (1d2)>>333285>>333280Guess theres a tie breaker on what the lord does. 1 = raise dead 2 = scout
>>333285>>333280Give me 2d100
Rolled 6, 28 = 34 (2d100)>>333340
Rolled 47, 58 = 105 (2d100)>>333340
Rolled 73, 89 = 162 (2d100)>>333340Come on big numbers
Sorry for disappearing, but it was about 2 AM for me and i fell asleepanyway lets continue>>333354>>333422>>333580Almost perfectly averageThe Shadowlord continues out and explores, recognizing the "green humans" as dryad's. They are magical humans intune with nature, and incredibly capable in the magic department.The shadowlord confirms that the body of water is indeed big, and he can't see land on the other side,Past the mountains lies even more swamps, but at the south below the swamp there's a strange wasteland.To the west of the wasteland are a couple of floating islands. He wasn't able to explore them much before returning home.Meanwhile, at home, you try to fortify the necropolis from invaders. the fortification goes okay, no accidents of any kind but you only make minor progress.
>>334898search for any mineral or mine
>>334898Let's talk to the shadowlord, find out what he knows about the necropolis and who his master is.And upgrade some ghosts to phantoms, maybe we can use them to manipulate the giants and humans into fighting each other, then we can sweep in once the fighting is done and raise them.
>>334905The humans and giants are already fighting>>332974Also you can combine 2 ghosts and a soul to make a phantom/spectre.
>>334901>>334905Give me 2d100 rolls
>>334919this is indeed me
Rolled 73 (1d100)>>334919
going to need more than one roll
Rolled 100, 45 = 145 (2d100)>>334919>>334935Again
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>334919rolling for mining
Rolled 37 (1d100)>>334919
>>334936>>334937>>334923Nice.You send the ghosts out on a scouting mission, trying to find ore in the different regions around you.Going over the mountains, they see that they are abundant with ore, and an especially abundant place at the mountains has been marked (star). The Giants seem to be already exploiting this abundance.The floating islands to the south of the mountains have pockets of a special ore, which enhances and empowers magic, called Xathridium.The Plains that the humans live on have an abundance of iron and coal in them. The Humans are currently exploiting this feature.There is also a mine in the wastelands to the south which seems abandoned. The Ghosts didn't detect any ore near the surface of the mine.Meanwhile, you talk to the Shadowlord, trying to figure out about the underground necropolis and his "master"."Below, around 50 floors down, my master lives. He beckons the dead who rise in the forsaken ruin to him. He isn't very powerful in the art of necromancy, but his mastery of it is incredible. He is able to create undead like me, and undead stronger, more advanced, than me.He is also close to figuring out how to create death knights under his command. My "legion" was but a scouting party sent to investigate the new appearance above. the dead he controls he calls the Death Legion, an army of captured giants infused with souls of the dead to create hulking, mindless monsters. I was one of the original Shadowlords, who were created with self-awareness and independence. Eventually my master figured out how to remove the self-awareness and independence part, and was sending me on suicide missions for me to die.But i digress, as far as I know, he currently has a stronger army than you, although he himself is not quite as powerful as you are.
>>334982any updated map pic ? can we dig tunnel too connect our necropolis too mine ?
>>334982Sounds like killing this guy should be our priority, and fast before he gets death knights or other horrors to climb up to us. Is there any chance we could take control of some of his giants using phantoms or our own magic?
>>334993Depends on which mine, the one in the mountains is relatively close, but would still occupy your zombies/ghouls/skeletons for month at the current size of your army.>>334994You can try, your magic is apparently stronger than his.
Let's scout downwards into the necropolis, looking for locations good for ambushes or defenses, or for more corpses to raise.And for our second action, raise more undead as zombies and skellies.
>>335003whats our winning odds againts this basement monster if we spend every resource available (corpse and soul) launch full scale suprise attack including ourself and phantom lord.
>>335016You're not sure, but if you spend EVERY soul to empower magic, you die.You die when your souls reaches 0.
>>335019lets send more scout too basement and ask more info from phantom lord
>>335028*Shadowlord>>335010>>335028give me 2d100 rolls
Rolled 96, 7 = 103 (2d100)>>335039
Rolled 70, 77 = 147 (2d100)>>335039
Rolled 66, 69 = 135 (2d100)>>335039
>>335045>>335046>>335056pretty good,You send your ghosts down the necropolis to scout out the floors for easy ambushes, good chokepoints, easy defense spots and corpses to raise.Around floor 14 you find a long dark tunnel with a hole in it leading to the right. The hole is a huge cavern where you could easily hide ~50 soldiers. The necropolis is strangely devoid of corpses, quite unusual for a place like this. Your best guess is that the "master" below is taking them.Around floor 26 is a long, narrow dark tunnel, which is also coincidentally the only tunnel that takes you upwards. It should be easily defensible by an army experienced enough.You also raise to life 51 more skeletons and 102 more zombies. In the process you claim the souls of those dead and gain 153 souls.Current assets:SOULS: 1067Minions:1 Lich (You)202 Zombies71 Skeletons30 Ghosts65 GhoulsWhat do you want to do?>Research New Undead>Research New Magic>Scout Surrounding Regions>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Scout Further Down The Necropolis>Scout Further Outward>Something Else?What do you want the Shadowlord to do?>Scout further regions>Talk to you>Raise More Undead>Fortify the Necropolis>Research New Magic>Research New Undead
>>335070Keep sending ghost too scout downwardResearch new magic for our hero
>>3350793d100's, roll em
Rolled 90, 85, 70 = 245 (3d100)>>335097
>>335115Whoa this is pretty guud
>>335115The ghosts sent downward discover similar chokepoints at floor 29, 35 and 44. They found ambush points at floor 33, 14 and 49. When they got down to floor 53, they found the "master" and his legion. The master is a Phantom Lord, his Death Legion is currently at the size of 121 Giants and he seems really close to figuring out how to make Death Knights. The Phantom Lord detected the ghosts and absorbed some of them.(The Shadowlord is a lesser Phantom Lord)Meanwhile, you and the Shadowlord are researching new magic. You make good progress and learn the basics of Cryomancy, the art of frost magic, Pyromancy, the art of fire magic, Lithomancy, the art of stone magic, and Telepathy, the art of mind magic.Current assets:SOULS: 1067(Introducing level system, 1 being the most basic version, 10 being the limit for a mortal being. If you are immortal you can go beyond 10)Minions:1 Lich (You) (Lvl 10 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 1 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Shadowlord (Lvl 6 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 1 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)202 Zombies71 Skeletons27 Ghosts65 GhoulsWhat do you want to do?>Research New Undead>Research Pyromancy>Research Cryomancy>Research Lithomancy>Research Telepathy>Research Necromancy>Scout Surrounding Regions>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Scout Further Down The Necropolis>Scout Further Outward>Something Else?What do you want the Shadowlord to do?>Scout further regions>Talk to you>Raise More Undead>Fortify the Necropolis>Research Pyromancy>Research Cryomancy>Research Lithomancy>Research Telepathy>Research Necromancy>Research New Undead
>>335128>Research New UndeadTry to develop some sort of "platoon leader" types. Minimal independence.
>>335128Get the shadowlord to research new undead. We spend 100 souls to upgrade more zombies to ghouls.
>>335132>>335147Roll a d100 please
Rolled 71 (1d100)>>335171
>>335174As you set to creating more ghouls, you tell the Shadowlord to research a new undead, something that could guide your legions with some independence.After researching for about a week (~1 turn) the shadowlord turns up good results. the Skull Lord has been created, from 35 souls and 5 skeletons, which can lead around ~50 soldiers at once, is adept at combat and can cast basic necromancy. It is not independant enough to be able to train necromancy.Meanwhile, you set to creating more ghouls. Converting a hundred zombies into ghouls drains you mentally, and you feel your power lessen from the dramatic soul loss.The Shadowlord comes to you after some time, suggesting you find a way to delay the Phantom Lord, as he is about 3 weeks off completing the Death Knight research, atleast according to the Shadowlords estimates. He also suggests you might want to interact with the surrounding races once you are done with the Phantom Lord.Current assets:SOULS: 967Minions:1 Lich (You) (Lvl 10 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 1 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Shadowlord (Lvl 6 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 1 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Skull Lord102 Zombies71 Skeletons27 Ghosts165 GhoulsWhat do you want to do?>Research New Undead>Research Pyromancy>Research Cryomancy>Research Lithomancy>Research Telepathy>Research Necromancy>Scout Surrounding Regions>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Scout Further Down The Necropolis>Scout Further Outward>Negotiate with Humans/Giants/Dryads>Attack the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Spy on the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Start Mining Operations (Where? Specify)>Something Else?What do you want the Shadowlord to do?>Scout further regions>Talk to you>Raise More Undead>Fortify the Necropolis>Research Pyromancy>Research Cryomancy>Research Lithomancy>Research Telepathy>Research Necromancy>Research New Undead>Negotiate with Humans/Giants/Dryads>Attack the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Spy on the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Administrate Mining Operations (Where? Specify)
>>335182>>Administrate Mining Operations (Where? Specify)maybe the one at floating island because currently no one using it
>>335182Spend souls to upgrade dead>>335217Mine the floating islands, magic ores could benefit us
>>335182>Research LithomancyMaybe we can partially collapse some of the lower levelsThe shadowlord can do >>335217
>>335182Can we create more skull lords? Also, how many undead can we and the shadowlord comfortably control?
>>335243Yes you can create more skull lords, they are created from 35 souls and 5 skeletons.You can comfortably control up to the amount of souls you have. Independant characters do not need to be "controlled" and can sometimes control other undead (like the shadowlord and the skull lord for example)The shadowlord can comfortably control 600 undead.The Skull Lord can comfortably control 50 undead
>>335256this is indeed me
Rolled 22, 61 = 83 (2d100)>>335256Rollin for >>335223
>>335316dont roll unless i tell you to kalso you people need to agree on what you (the Lich) should do.
>>335182 What do you want to do?>Research New UndeadWhat do you want the Shadowlord to do?>Fortify the Necropolis
>>335393>>335225>>335223>>335316roll me 2d100
Rolled 19, 61 = 80 (2d100)>>335413
Rolled 92, 98 = 190 (2d100)>>335413
Rolled 97, 9 = 106 (2d100)>>335413
Rolled 57, 89 = 146 (2d100)>>335413
>>335438noice>>335423>>335479You send the Shadowlord to setup and administrate a mining operation of the Xathridium(This will take 3 turns to setup, then you will start gaining Xathridium and the Shadowlord is unavailable during this time)Meanwhile, you get going on researching the art of Lithomancy and make good progress on it. Before, you could fling pebbles and move a pound of stone maybe. You can now fling rocksand move several pounds(You are now a lvl 2 Lithomancer)Current assets:SOULS: 912Minions:1 Lich (You) (Lvl 10 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 2 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Shadowlord (Lvl 6 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 1 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Skull Lord102 Zombies71 Skeletons27 Ghosts165 GhoulsWhat do you want to do?>Research New Undead>Research Better Magic (Specifiy)>Research New Magic (Specify)>Scout Surrounding Regions>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Scout Further Down The Necropolis>Scout Further Outward>Negotiate with Humans/Giants/Dryads>Attack the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Spy on the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Start Mining Operations (Where? Specify)>Something Else?(Shadowlord setting up mining operations 1/3)
>>335529>>Attack the Humans/Giants/DryadsLaunch minor raids too human settlement while they are fighting with giant, focus on robbing their graveyard or kidnap some of them for experiment.
>>335529 >Research New Undead>Make 3 more Skull Lord
>>335551>Research New UndeadI think making skull lord would be a free action.
>>335577>>335546>>335542>>335586roll me 2d100
Rolled 42, 66 = 108 (2d100)>>335684
Rolled 60, 46 = 106 (2d100)>>335684
>>335725>>335697You send out your skull lord and 50 ghouls to perform a minor raid on the humans while they're attacking the giants. The humans seem to be constructing walls, and left a garrison of ~50 soldiers armed with iron swords and crossbows. they also have iron armor. Your soldiers focus on capturing soldiers and robbing their graveyards, but after a small amount of time it becomes evident they don't have a graveyard. The Skull Lord decimates the opponents but their soldiers are stronger than your ghouls, making the battle sort of even.Your army returns after having captured ~10 soldiers and killing 13, while 27 of your ghouls died.Meanwhile, back at base, you have been researching new undead, and have managed to make a new undead: the Corpse Gatherer, capable of picking up corpses of dead zombies/skeletons/whatever and make new basic undead out of them. They can also make basic undead out of normal corpses. It has a spider like appearance, with 8 arms and 4 legs to grab several corpses and construct them together. They also know basic necromancy which is what they use to bind corpses together.Your ghosts have also detected things coming in from the east, looking like a small scouting party. They're not sure what it is or who they are though.New Undead Learned: Corpse GathererCreated from 10 zombies and 25 souls.Current assets:SOULS: 887(Due to the small amount of souls, your necromancy level has decreased.)Minions:1 Lich (You) (Lvl 8 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 2 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Shadowlord (Lvl 6 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 1 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Skull Lord102 Zombies71 Skeletons27 Ghosts165 GhoulsWhat do you want to do?>Research New Undead>Research Better Magic (Specifiy)>Research New Magic (Specify)>Scout Surrounding Regions>Raise More Undead>Spend Souls To Create Advanced Undead>Fortify The Necropolis>Scout Further Down The Necropolis>Scout Further Outward>Negotiate with Humans/Giants/Dryads>Attack the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Spy on the Humans/Giants/Dryads>Start Mining Operations (Where? Specify)>Something Else?(Shadowlord setting up mining operations 2/3)
>>335855you can also experiment on said captured soldiers.
>>335855something something infected grain shipments something something this entire city must be purged
>>335866I can't hear you, could you speak louder?
>>335855>Raise more undead
>>335855> experiment on captured soldiers
>>335855Try to research Wendigos.
>>335855I think the Minion count wasn't updated, shouldn't we have less ghouls and zombies and a corpse gatherer?The Phantomlord will be finishing his research and coming for us next turn right? Let's set up an ambush at floor 49 with the bone lord and 50 ghouls, while We, the lich and the rest of our forces station at the chokepoint on floor 44 (going on what was said here>>335128)When the phantomlord reaches us and begins fighting the skull lord and his force will emerge from beneath them and attack from the rear, we can eat some souls to empower magic, and blast the fuck out of him. With any luck once he's dead his army crumbles or becomes ours.
>>335866Fuck let's do this try too infect their food or water with undead plagueExperiment with captured soldier.Create corpse gatherer for steady supply of corpse
Rolled 47, 39 = 86 (2d100)>>335956For the lich king !
>>335949Whoops, you're right. the current ghoul/zombie count is:138 Ghouls92 ZombiesThe Skull Lord and the Corpse Gatherer are also lvl 1 and lvl 2 necromancers, respectively.1 Corpse Gatherer (lvl 2 Necromancer)1 Skull Lord (lvl 1 Necromancer)
>>335960Nevermind that :^)
>>335963Can we get steady corpse/soul/army income from gatherer?
>>335975Corpse Gatherer wouldn't bring in souls, only zombies and skeletons. They aren't powerful enough necromancers to absorb souls and not become a soul mass (incidentally, this should be the point where i tell you that if you try to absorb a soul and arent strong enough to dominate it the souls will mesh together and fight for control resulting in a mindless corpse. If the souls are strong enough the corpse might evolve weirdly too. Skilled necromancers can get around this when infusing others with souls.)
>>335952>>335904>>335878You start experimenting on the captured soldier, casting spells on him, putting wards on him and attaching zombie limbs onto him.After some time you manage to infuse him with souls and some zombie limbs to create a hulking monstrosity, slightly independant, which shouldn't be a problem. You are interrupted in your research by your increased magic capacity alerting you to a strong presence marching upwards from the depths of necropolis. It seems to be around floor 46>What do you do?
>>336243 >Make 4 Skull Lord
>>336243Move our entire army to floor 26, and get into position around the tunnel, once the phantomlord arrives, consume 100 souls to empower our magic and go whoop his ass.
>>336259>>336371You set out to defend from the the Phantom Lord and his Death Legion, but before you do so you decide to create 4 more skull lords, to be sure.-140 Souls-20 Skeletons +4 Skull LordsCoincidentally, it is around this time the Shadowlord returns."Mining Operations are setup, Xathridium ore shall be coming in in a couple of days... are you off to fight the Phantom Lord now? This seems a bit late." "Defending, not attacking" "I'll follow along, if you die I'm as good as dead anyway." You descend down to floor 26, setting up defenses around the easily defensible tunnel. You create obstacles with your lithomancy, and with the help of the Shadowlord, finish up before the Phantom Lord arrives. Soon enough you see the Death Legion come upstairs, now somewhere around 151 giants. Finally the Phant- wait. The Phantom Lord isn't coming up, it's the Death Knight. Behind him are rows upon rows of ghouls and skeletons. You estimate there to be atleast 150 ghouls and 300 skeletons. There are also what seem to be some lieutenant-ish undead, 3 of them. They seem to be corpse versions of the Skull Lords.What do?>Beckon the Death Knight into a 1v1 duel.>Empower yourself with X amount of souls and fight.>Retreat?
>>336472 >Beckon the Death Knight into a 1v1 duel. And Empower yourself with 200 souls.
>>336545Y tho>>336492Gimme 1d100 roll
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>336717
>>336726You beckon him forth"I challenge you, Death Knight, to a duel to the death! The rules are simple, no outsids help."He looks at you for a second, contemplating the offer."I accept." "Shadowlord, if you would count us down?""Yes sir. 3... 2... 1... Go!"At the moment of him saying go, you unleash a rain of death bolts. At this rate of fire, there's probably more than 30 death bolts in the air at any given time. At your surprise, the Death Knight easily deflects every shot with his sword, not a single bokt connecting. The walls, floor and ceilar are all now filled with craters. Deciding that if you let the duel go on for any longer than this would probably spell doom for you, you spend 200 souls on empowering your magic for the next minutes. You create a spectral blade in the air, around 10 meters long and a meter wide, and seing it down on the knight. At this level of power he can't deflect it with ease, though he can still keep it at bay. The effort of keeping the blade at bay though is visibly straining the knight. Granted, the spell is a big mental strain on you too. Seizing this opportunity, you launch several more death bolts at him, while keeping the spectral blade hard pressed on his sword. He notices this immediately, and after deflecting the blade above him, he quickly blocks the death bolts, and brings his blade up just in time for him to block the spectral blade."My mistake was going on the defensive"You barely have time to process this information before he charges at you, all the while keeping your blade blocked. He deflects the blade to the side of him and swings for you, going full offensive with no consideration for his protection. Dodging isnt exactly your strong point, but you manage to get out of the way, however, before you get time to even start casting another spell, another mad swing arcs out infront of you, and you barely dodge it. The next one you dont even dodge fully, but instead you power through the sword burrying itself in your shoulder and you grab the Death Knight by the neck and lift him up."Nah, your mistake was getting close to me [/]" you say as you start draining him directly of his souls, his body visibly withering as you feel your strength and vigor return. Soon he is but a husk on the ground. The remaining undead are in a confused state, easily controlled. Great opportunity to expand your army, you think as you take control over the army.Current assets:SOULS: 1557Minions:1 Lich (You) (Lvl 8 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 2 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Shadowlord (Lvl 6 Necromancer, Lvl 1 Pyromancer, Lvl 1 Cryomancer, Lvl 1 Lithomancer, Lvl 1 Telepath)1 Skull Lord102 Zombies371 Skeletons27 Ghosts315 Ghouls151 Dread GiantsThats where we're leaving off today. See you tomorrow!
Op, what do you use to make your maps for this quest?
>>336812Didn't we create 4 skull lord before battle? And the enemy also have several sub commander?Also keep the death knight corpse we can learn too create our own version later.
>>337074Inkarnate>>337085im apparently really bad with minion counts5 Skull Lords3 Corpse Lords
>>337847I say we go directly to the phantom Lord yourself right now. Give him the same ultimatum we gave the shadow lord. Join us or die. And be used as our puppet anyway
>>337847Maybe you can create pastebin too track our resource, troops and skill
>>337866Agree with this lets attack now, but instead of turning him into servant i think its better too kill and siphon his soul too create another loyal servant.
>>337866If we capture him, it's incredibly possible for him to become a traitor since he does have a vast intellect.
>>337866Betray him if he joins us. Kill him. And raise him afterwards.
>>338092What we could use the Shadowlord or use ourselves to try to take over his mind. Then we could learn everything he knows.
>>337886http://pastebin.com/sULNvjSC>>338092Raising such a complex dead is incredibly hard, even harder to raise a ghost.>>338111That's telepathy, which you're not very good at.Do you want to try to capture him, kill him, or try to absorb him if you attack him?
>>338199Absorb him.But maybe we could hold off the attack so we can research Cryomancy a bunch while the Shadowlord can research Telepathy. When we get to a high enough level, it might be possible to Cryogenically Freeze him and keep him frozen so the Shadowlord can read his mind and gain all of his knowledge.
>>338220That sounds amazing, but do we really want the shadowlord to get access to all that knowledge and become a potential threat?
>>338199Try too absorb him, attack now because our army seems larger .
>>338238Hm... maybe we could be the ones to steal his knowledge and learn Telepathy, yhe ShadowLord can learn cryomancy.
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>338245>>338220>>338238>>338111>>338092>>337889>>337866rolling for whether to hold off the attack and train or to attack now40+: Attack1-39: Train
>>338479seems we're training>>338220>>338238give me 2d100 rolls
Rolled 23, 21 = 44 (2d100)>>338490
Rolled 82, 84 = 166 (2d100)>>338490what about our mine/ore can we get steady mineral income now ?
Rolled 61, 67 = 128 (2d100)>>338490
>>338498Check the pastebin.You've got ore, but no way to smelt it as of yet. The Shadowlord has mentioned that there is a smeltery in the lower levels of the necropolis, but it's below the Phantom Lords floor. You might be able to sneak past him.>>338498>>338494>>338534You tell the Shadowlord to train in Cryomancy, since you're trying to extract the knowledge of undead and other things from the Phantom Lords mind. the Shadowlord mentions that the Phantom Lord isn't as proficient in necromancy as you, but he is still proficient. He is equally proficient in necromancy as telepathy, cryomancy, voidfrost, aeromancy, pyromancy, and mindfire. If you'd count all those together, he may be a better magic user than you.The Shadowlord makes good progress in the area of Cryomancy, being able to cool the air into liquid and make different objects so brittle that they break at the slightest touch.Meanwhile, you research further in the field of Telepathy, and make about as much progress as the Shadowlord did in Cryomancy. You can more accurately sense the Phantom Lords position, somewhere around the north-west corner of floor 53. You are also able to read the surface thoughts of the Shadowlord.Current Assets:http://pastebin.com/sULNvjSC
>>338560>You've got ore, but no way to smelt it as of yet. The Shadowlord has mentioned that there is a smeltery in the lower levels of the necropolis, but it's below the Phantom Lords floor. You might be able to sneak past him.Good enough pyromancy/lithomancy would do it too.
>>338560Continue training Telepathy, Shadowlord can continue training in Cryomancy
>>338560Raise ALL the undead.Zerg rush time.
>>338560lets deal with this phantomlord guy at once before he can send another minion too attack us
>>338560im down to take our army and go fuck wtih the phantom lord
>>338634>>338893How big of an army? Which units?
>>339313Quarter of the army and 1 corpse lord and 1 skull lord. Can we have the army that is doing nothing fortify our land again?
>>339404Yeah, they aren't doing anything else.
>>339438Well alrighty then. I assume we can do an infinte number of actions as long as it is within reason? Like split the army 100 ways and make them do stuff. Again I assume if we do that it would suck but you get the idea.
>>339465Yeah.Although if you split the army 100 ways every action would be 100 times less effective.
>>339475Well lets have the army that is going down just harass and not really get in a battle just some skirmishes.For us lets keep researching telepathy.Shadowlord can spy on the phantom lord?
>>339487roll me 4d100's
Rolled 89, 69, 71, 50 = 279 (4d100)>>339580
>>339587Noice roll mate.
>>339600They need to all be 66 for maximum unholy power.
>>339587NoiceYou send a quarter of your army down the necropolis along with a Skull Lord and a Corpse Lord to perform small skirmishes on the Phantom Lord and his army, but they notice as they get to floor 53 that there isnt much of a resistance up to tgat floor. Although as they step down the stairs and into the dark tunnel some mushrooms in there start spurting out spores like mad. You Lords recognize any living man would probably be dead in a couple of seconds. Thankfully you're undead. Only seconds later one of the dread giants steps on a stone which presses down under his weight, emittin g arcane symbols. The Lords have brief time to think about this before a lillar if stone smashes into the giant from above, blocking the hallway. They turn back and go the other way. Halfway through the other way one of the ghouls feels a slight tug before everyone hears a loud pop. Slightly afterwards a eave of chill passes over you. Your Lords fail to identify what it is, but they do recognize that it's magic.The Lords talk to eachother for a minute before deciding to head back and get someone who can find the traps before you step on them.The Shadowlord refuses to go near the Phantom Lord by himself."I'd rather like to not die again."The rest of the army starts working in fortifying the necropolis further, barricading windows and blocking doors. Your part of the necropolis is almost as defended as it can get without removing the existance of the openings or using other materials than whats lying around in the necropolis.You keep on researching telepathy, and make moderate progress. Nothing big though.
Rolled 62, 25 = 87 (2d100)>>339717>Your part of the necropolis is almost as defended as it can get>AlmostYOU KNOW WHAT TO DO!Research a new undead scientist/researcher like creature and make 50 of them. Have Phantom Lord assist.
>>339731*Shadowlord The Phantom Lord is the dude in the basement who keeps fucking with you
>>339740Can we research creating the Edgelord next?
>>339740soon I wont be wrong MWHAHAHAH
>>339740If our army isn't going to harass the lower levels let's find where this Phantom lord is getting his resources.If we cut off his supply he'll have to expend his minions to get more dead. Which means he will come to us.
>>339817Unless he has another way to get out of his current location, like a teleportery thing.
>>339817You already know that he's getting his dead just from collecting the dead wandering the necropolis.
>>339731roll me 3d100
Rolled 18, 6, 20 = 44 (3d100)>>340753
>>340755You send your army to keep on fortifying the necropolis, but the general army doesn't make much progress and the dread giants actually manage to break some of the fortifications.Meanwhile, you and the Shadowlord are trying to research some kind of undead which could research instead of you. Neither of you makes any progress however, and you lose a couple of souls/zombies/skeletons in the process.Current Assets:http://pastebin.com/sULNvjSC
>>340764Forgot to add:As you do your research in the necropolis, you notice a couple of... humans? entering the necropolis from the other side of it.>What do?
>>340783Send ghost to scout the humans, if sufficient send some skeletons and zombies to wreak havoc
>>340783kill then raise their corpse or kidnap for experiment either is fine.
>>340786>>340787You send over a couple of ghosts to scout out the humans(?) and see what they're up to, and most probably send an army to kill them after.As the ghosts arrive to them, they find that they are only humanoids. They seem to be some sort of artifically made human. The artifical humans also spot the ghosts almost immediately, strangely though, they don't attack. They instead ask the ghosts:"I seek audience with the Phantom Lord that resides here. Where is he?"The ghosts are confused as to what to answer, thankfully you are still in full control of them at this close range.>What do you do?
>>340795"The Phantom Lord is on the lower levels of necropolis and i am currently at war with him, now state your business in five seconds or i will have my army kill you."
>>340806this ask first, then act depend on their respond
>>340795Pretend to be the phantom Lord, make them state their business
>>340795Pretend to be the phantom lord
>>340823>>340825change my vote too this
>>340823>>340825>>340828You walk forward to the artificial humans."I am the Phantom Lord, state your business.""Huh. I would've thought you were a... phantom. Whatever, we have heard you are incredibly intelligent. We are homunculi, created, not born. We still do not know how to create more of us, and our numbers are ever dwindling. We have heard that you know the secret to our creation. Will you tell us?">What do you do?
>>340831Tell them you will help them if they help you defeat an enemy (the phantom lord) if they agree and you beat phantom lord you can gain his knowledge and help them out
>>340835"Oh yes, I know how to construct homonculi. Although, first you will have to do me a favor. One of my enemies, a lich, rests in the lower floors of the necropolis. If you help me defeat him i'll tell you how to create more homonculi.""We accept these terms, but we must attack now if you intend for us to help.">What do you do?>Attack now (Specify the contents of the attack force)>Reject the offer>Something else?
>>340854How many homonculi join our army ?I vote for attack now use full force and homonculi help
>>340859There's around 30 of them. They all carry a hilt which they call "Ethereal Blades". Apparently they're designed to kill phantoms, although they work on normal beings as well.
Can we ask if they know how to disarm traps without coming across as inept skelefucks
>>340873"First though, when you descend with us, you need to know how to disarm or avoid traps, specificly of the magic variety, or you'll die way before we reach the lich. Can you do that?"The Homonculi simply step aside, allowing one homonculus to step forward."I am able to cast "Countermagic". If there's a magic "thing" (Like a spell projectile, or a trap rune.) I can cast countermagic on it to dispel it.""How will you see the traps?"He taps the glasses he is currently wearing."Glasses of Revealing, I can see magic through walls, let alone in front of me."Guess that solves that.
>>340878Do we have time to get a little bit more telepathy training before we attack?
>>340859I agree, 3 corpse lords with 50 giants each?Then 5 skele lords with as many ghouls as they can handle and leftover skeletons as cannon fodder or defend our base.Should we take the Shadowlord though?
>>340886I'd say we should as we'll probably need him to freeze the Phantomlord for us
>>340885No.>>340886If you're going yourself you dont need to worry about how many they can handle.
>>340897Okay, well just an all out attack then. Then we can get it over with quickly and start interacting with other races.
>>340878All out assault, move our entire army to the lower level and use that as our new base of operations. Clearly the phantom Lord thinks there is a tactical advantage to the location.
Lets go !I cant stand rat/pest in my basement !
>>341025New thread, we hit the permasage time