Last Thread - http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/qstarchive/313915/Twitter:@Artic_KoboldPremise: The Counsel Nation of Valornia is yours to lead through the ages in this world filled with Pokemon. Fight wars, talk politics, invent the new era of technology, advance culture and religion; it can all be done here.Recap: Valornia joined the Haven Coalition War along side, Nordhalen, Kalisia, Albrinn and the Muinal Knights and the south shore duchies of Haven. Your army has landed in a deserted Kingdom of Arthubrook's main port of Clifton to find blood and demons. You army is now in the city of Redding and have encountered a Tyranitar demon there and the small group left to keep it distracted is about to lose a soldier but reinforcement has arrived in the nick of time.Current Research and Actions:TECH -|RESEARCH DEMONS/YVELTAL - 2TECH -| CIVILIZING MISDREAVUS – roll every 3 roundsMILITARY -| DECODE MESSAGE - 2MILITARY -| TRAINING SHARPSHOOTERS - 2POLITICAL -| EMPTYSOCIAL -| HOLY WATER/HOLY SYMBOLS - 3
>>339452Here is a current map of Valornia for the curious.---You last left off with one of the soldiers get crushed to within an inch of his life by the demon. As the rest prepare to attack, reinforcements of around 500 soldiers with guns blessed by holy lake water. Outnumbered and certainly out gunned, the demon is forced to surrender by the large force of soldiers but will he actually surrender?Roll 1d20 to find if it surrenders or not.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>339477
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>339477reroll
>>339507(10, Minor Fail)The demon refuses the call to surrender and chooses to recklessly charge your soldiers!Roll 1d20! If player roll is higher, demon will be killed.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>339561Forgot the roll of course.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>339562
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>339562reroll
>>339563(6, Moderate Fail)Demon charges straight the group of soldiers, too fast for them to effectively counter. While no soldier was killed, most were injured by the charge.When the large group turned to where it went, they saw nothing but a broken wall of the park's boundary and no demon in sight. It left the area without a trace.With nothing else to fight, the soldiers brought in their injured to the main camp where they were left to heal.No other encounters were seen that night and the large, explosive death at the market is unexplained for now.What will you do now?=---=---=(From previous research actions before the shift to the current way)Proper Coal-Burning has been researched and can be used as fuel to heat things up quite bit- especially in small spaces.A new sector of the government's arm is the Secret Guard, which will carry out missions when ordered like sabotage and assassinations. This new arm adds 1 new action slot - ESPIONAGE.Biology has been researched by a group of scientists at Jakoelfton University- better understanding of the fauna of the world now inhibits faster domestication and civilizing, cutting both roll times down by 1 round.Rocketry has been researched and allows for explosives to be launched into the air but considering the technology is rather new, it doesn't go far and is not useful in war just yet.The discovery of proper Combustion has been found and allows for the research of STEAM POWER to be researched once all prerequisites have been met. (Which they haven't since boilers have not been invented yet.)A chemist by the name of Miloš Smolák has invented the precursor to hand grenades and that is THROWABLE DYNAMITE. Not only can it be used devastatingly in war but can also be used to mine far faster, cutting down mine, tunnel and railroad construction by 2 rounds.The newest fort design has been approved- you may now build one STAR FORT per province.
>>339697it's time we take this on the offensive, time to do what Valornia does best! Can we get a map of Haven Island? We need to plan our battle strategy.
>>339697>>341245this, even if we lose valuable men, we know how to combat these things. Tell our men to not be afraid of these demons. They may be powerful, but we have weapons blessed by Azelf and they are small in number. They can only appear at night.-espionage: scout out the other enemy nations, besides valornia to see if there are demons there also
>>341245Here you go. The green dot is the army's current location- Redding.>>341390You use the only ESPIONAGE slot to Scout for demons in the enemy countries.---You have decoded the message sent by the demon it reads as follows:"Azelf, do you really think a puny nation like Valornia will help you stop me? This is a rather poor attempt if any at all. You and your siblings should bow down to me and disown Arceus as your father- he never cared for the three of you anyways. If you do wish to surrender, you may meet me in the capital of Zureis, Hasglow. I will be staying there for the duration of this war.- YveltalWell this seems like something to give to Azelf posthaste. And great info on where to find Yveltal.---Your social policy action has been completed. Everyone is Valornia now carries at least some form of protection, be it necklaces, bracelets, holy water and more. Not only that but most government buildings have the mark of the Spirit Guardians on them to ward off any potential demons- hopefully it will never come to this.---The training of the 3 new Sharpshooter units is now finished in Jakoelfton. They are able to moved wherever needed. (I really should add unit symbols HOI style for ease but only during war so as to not clutter the map. What does anyone else think?)=---=---=TECH -|N/ATECH -| CIVILIZING MISDREAVUS – ROLL EVERY 3 > 1 round till roll.MILITARY -| N/AMILITARY -| N/APOLITICAL -| N/ASOCIAL -| N/AESPIONAGE -| SCOUT FOR DEMONS - 2---Current Budget - 141,750 KYR
>>341468See if we can't get the two provinces blocking the shupet country and the mareep country. From there, we work on a pincer formation heading both left and right, and storm any and all provinces that Zuries and it's allies would not have defended.From there, we close in on any fighting fronts from behind, and reinforce our allies.
>>341468Military:should be developing warpriestsGive azelf the message and ask what to doSocial:educate the population about demons. Make them seem Killable as to not spread panickMilitary: develop uses for rocketsTech: research anti demon methods, besides faith
>>341483I would assume something like what the map shows perhaps? It's a start for now but you may draw a battle plan HOI style and I'll try to work it out. Or you can relay further to me if you prefer.Military units that can be assigned for ref.:23 General Infantry Units17 Poisoned Skull Units9 General Air Units8 Glamore Scouts6 Dustox Artillery2 Aipom Strikers1 Mawile Mechanists(All weapons and such - http://pastebin.com/K5ydbEM8)=---=---=>>341630You fill these slotsTECH -| Research Anti-Demonic Methodology - 3MILITARY -| Research and Recruit War priests - 3MILITARY -| Develop use for Rockets - 4SOCIAL -| Educate Populace on Demons - make them weak in public eye - 3=---==---=Just like last time, Roll 1d100 to see if Misdreavus are civilized. Now a 40% chance, must get above a 60 to pass.
>>341763Yeah, exactly like that, reinforcing the shupet country and helping them take the offensive. Then move outward from there heading both left and right directions, and intercepting any forces that may want to hurt Belvin and their allies.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>341763
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>341763rolling for those fucking Misdreavus
>>342122>>341979(41, Fail) Still not civilized. Those Ghost-types are pesky and unwilling to accept the civilized world but eventually, you'll get some.>>341772If that's what you wish to do, how do you want to split your army? In half or specific units numbers?
>>342131In balanced halves
>>342131>>342281While I would usually agree, could we send a stealthy as fuck scout to see which of the two provinces are the least defended?
>>342475Already doing that.ESPIONAGE -| SCOUT FOR DEMONS - 1>>342281You wish for "perfect" halves (which is hard with odd numbers).Any one else's thoughts on this?
>>343580One last thing. See if we can't divide the Zuries Alliance. Disrupt their trust in each other and cause in-fighting. Is that at all possible? Maybe find out who ever the hell summoned this Demon and turn all of the Islands against them.
>>341630I may have missed the give Azelf the note thing but good thing I did because it gave me time to cut-scene poorly. Sadly no animation because I need sleep.The decoded message is given to a rather frail Heidi, barely hanging on at this point, to be given directly to Azelf, considering it's addressed to her. Normally, when something is for her, it is teleported away to who knows where but this time, a small but dense blue light flies into the cathedral and reforms into the goddess Azelf herself, who looks not at all pleased by the message."I have seen it through your eyes but I shall read it for myself." she said as she floated it over to her and read it. Her eyes slowly go from shock to pure anger at such a short blunt message."Yveltal... you are a fool and know nothing of father's way... he never did care for the hierarchy of the gods. If he wishes to toy with me, then I shall toy with him." she beckons Heidi over and gives her a piece of paper with something written on it."I will be watching the Valornian army closely and choose a champion to serve me directly and to strike him down. Give this to the Main Counselor in the mean-time and Heidi...""Y.. yes m.. my goddess?""Please... rest for my sake and choose a new Archbishop. You deserve rest for your deeds and faithfulness. I promise you that the Highlands will welcome you with fervor.""Tha... thank you m.. my goddess." Heidi barely struggles out, weak as she is, even with Azelf in front of her.Before long, Azelf teleports away in a ball of blue light, away to somewhere not of the mortal realm most likely.-------->>343817You can and with this turn, you may as the scouting has finished.The news is not the greatest in the land- demons lurk everywhere in Zureis and not only that but it seems that every Zureisian city seems to be an incredible hub for them, meaning the armies must avoid the cities unless they wish to be overrun.
>>343920Forgot to add:ESPIONAGE -| Spilt Zureisian Alliance - 3
>>345741note: percussion caps should also be done
>>345806They are but sadly, I'm a little busy to write it all out so here's a list.Percussion caps MarinesSlide RuleAir PumpBarometerArtifical BayMortarSwivel GunThese things have been done/researched. The underwater search deserves its own entry.I'll be back later though, hopefully.
>>346284The underwater search has turned up with not a lot actually considering the underwater towns have been sunken for thousands of years according to the estimates. But you find two things:- A new large ship design, the Two-Decker. It must be properly researched to be built first.- A strange gun design, which looks like it could shot more bullets than anything before it. Must be properly researched before it can be built.>>343864>>342281Back to the army stuffs, you split the troops as evenly as you could and send them, one half northwards meeting with the allies, and one half southwards- hopefully rejoining in a pincer movement in Hasglow.1st Army - Yellow Triangle - (South):12 General Infantry9 Poisoned Skull 5 General Air4 Glamore Scouts2 Dustox Artillery1 Aipom Strikers1 Mawile Mechanists2nd Army - Green Triangle - (North):11 General Infantry8 Poisoned Skull4 General Air4 Glamore Scouts4 Dustox Artillery1 Aipom StrikersThe northern army has been given less priority because they will eventually meet the allied armies while the southern army will meet no reinforcements.Is the plan shown what everyone wants- I'm drawing what you guys say. Changes can be made. Light blue is allies to discern them apart from Valornian armies.
>>347426if possible, have the northern army go through the blue country in the middle. Up to the top middle blue one and then to the adjacent left, eventually combining the armies in a push forward.
>>343920also, give the note to the main counselor and choose a new archbishop.-did we search all the underwater towns, or only some? I'm pretty sure they were alot of them/spread out. Continue searching outward
>>347448So like this instead? Excuse the poorly drawn lines, I'm bit tired but not enough to sleep.>>347454The note has been given to Oliver Řeznicek. When he reads it, he immediately asks for a message to be delivered to the commanders of both armies, Lucia Dušek (1st) and Denis Machán (2nd), posthaste. What is on it is only known to him alone until it arrives next round to the commanders.Heidi makes the decision to make one last choice in her long life, choose an heir to the Churches highest position- Archbishop. Only one name came to her from Azelf herself- Renáta MarekBut Azelf also states that she wishes to continue to observe her for now and will lead the church herself for the time being, allowing Heidi to finally retire, from her position and from life itself. She passes away not even a day later at the incredible age of 128. Azelf's influence is astounding at times.Only on the west "island". The east island has not been searched. You will fill a tech slot if you choose to do this but both are filled. Thankfullt, the Misdreavus civilizing can be rolled for once more... again.Roll 1d100, 60% chance this time- must roll a 40 to pass.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>347506-yes, that's better
>>347513(96, where was this roll the first time? Pass.)Large groups of Misdreavus have finally accepted the superior, civilized Arachnaelian culture of your land and are now civilized. You have gained 15 pop of Misdreavus.---Your armies start marching out, both heading west for one province before splitting. As they leave, a message for both commanders comes as priority from Jakoelfton. The two read it to see this:"Watch for any standouts during battle, take notes of their names and ranks. Azelf is watching and she is angry. She may appear once and a while between battle for an update. She wants a champion to fight Yveltal. Do not fail this order- not for my name or our great nation but for the goddess herself; she will always be watching.Sila Vule. - Oliver Řeznicek---Your armies will reach the next province next round. You may take a POLITICAL action in the meantime.
>>347533Have we started assimilating the sandshrew?Find out the religious inclinations of the rest of Valornia. Make sure Azelf worship is primary in our home turf. Also Do we have the cassus belli of reclaiming the lake from the duchy of Karovia since it is a holy place for the lake spirits? If not then form a religious cassus belli for the lake.
>>347533so yeah, start searching the east island
>>347552You start searching the east "island", filling the other Tech Slot.>>347538No. After the integration of the Butts, no one ordered the integration of the Sandshrew. This would be considered a POLITICAL action.Valornia is solid SPIRITUALISM, after knocking the Butts senseless, GIRATINAISM was not the most well loved religion and declined.Casus Belli on the lake province was never agreed on in the past- I think most people wanted to vassalize Karovia as a whole over blobbing them outright in the past just for a lake.Also, cassus belli would fall under ESPIONAGE, which is currently filled.==---== ACTION SLOTS ==---== (I should post this more often)TECH -|Research Anti-Demonic Methodology - 1TECH -| Underwater Search, Part II East Island Bungaloo - 3MILITARY -| Research and Recruit War priests - 1MILITARY -| Develop use for Rockets - 2POLITICAL -| EMPTYSOCIAL -| Educate Populace on Demons - make them weak in public eye - 1ESPIONAGE -| Spilt Zureisian Alliance - 1---Current Budget - 210,000 KYR
>>347533>>347538start civilizing taurous-they'll be hard workers and can be of great use in the military
>>347553yeah,start integrating the shrews
>>347553how are we on domesticating the zebstrika?
>>347557secondAlso anyone think it will be weird if we have civilized tauros but domesticated miltank?
>>347594nah. I was thinking civilized tauros cause what else we gonna use them for besides meat or war animals? with them civilized, at least they can be barbarians or something
>>347603>BarbariansIt's almost the 1600s at this point, they would be slaughtered versus an enemy army if they had cannon and guns.>>347557You start integrating the Je- I mean Sandshrews, taking up the Political Slot. You will roll every 4 rounds to finish the integration.>>347589Still has 5 rounds to go, it's why it wasn't included earlier with all the other stuff.---The armies make it the the next province with no issue and no enemy forces in their way. When they get to the main city of the province, Daberly, they find a small Arthunbrook defensive force held up in the city.The commander of the force, a Flaafy by the name of Alan Kendrick, looked weary but was ecstatic to see friendly forces, knowing the Valornian flag well."Thank heavens you all came. We have nothing left in the way of an army because of those demons. The rest of the Arthunbrook army fell back to the capital city, Gadenborough. We were garrisoned in this city but the command came too late and we were stuck here defending the remaining populace from the demons that have been attacking relentlessly. You may order us to follow along, keep us here or if you are all so kind, reinforce our garrison with some of your soldiers."Now that you know how to combat demons, the commanders order a couple of shrines to be built around the city to ward off the demons and for all the weapons of the Arthunbrook troops to be blessed.What will you do in Daberly? It is entirely up to you to decide.
>>347620well, we can have them in heavy armor, charging shit with smaller pokemon using them as mobile shooting posts. Cavalry was still plenty effective back then. With rockets, unless we need to research shaped charges, we can devise explosive spears.-keep them there but order them to set up heavy escort (trading-survivor routes) to other cities/where we landed. Build shrines along the way, setting up protected roads>what religion are they again? they worship arceus right?-encourage their rightful worship of him but also azelf to those who are willing
>>347636>well, we can have them in heavy armor, charging shit with smaller pokemon using them as mobile shooting posts.That's one very creative use for them.---You order them to stay there in Daberly but give orders to set up heavy escorts for the roads the Valornian army has cleared already. Since you have been placing shrines down along the way, they are mostly safe but other, smaller roads to smaller towns and villages do not have this privilege and you ask them to do what the Valornian army has done but with shrines to Arceus instead.>what religion are they again? they worship arceus right?Yep. They just didn't know how to fight demons is all that happened.As your armies leave the city towards Zureis, your soldiers encourage the worship of Azelf alongside Arceus. Considering Azelf is one of Arceus' Firstborn, they have no problems with this- they see it works for Valornia.=---=---=The research on Anti-Demonic methods has been finished and a special bullet has been developed for rifles to fire that increase damage to demons by 75%.The training of a new type of unit has been completed- the War Priest. These holy warriors fight in the name of their god, can hold sermons before and after battle, pray and bless soldiers and weapons and are an incredibly effective unit against demons. You have gained 1 unit of War Priest with default equipment - Rifle/Leather Armor.The Valornia people are no longer worried about demons. If they ever invaded, they would fight back tooth, nail, tail and other appendages to keep them out of their homeland. A demon invasion of Valornia is now 65% ineffective.The efforts to split the Zureisian alliance are in full swing - Roll 1d100 to see the effects. The higher the roll, the more members will surrender to the Coalition.=-=-=-=TECH -|N/ATECH -| Underwater Search, East Island - 2MILITARY -| N/AMILITARY -| Rocket UsePOLITICAL -| Integrate Sandshrew – 4 round per rollSOCIAL -| N/AESPIONAGE -| N/A
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>349584shit, hope it's good-military: create 2 more war priest units then send them over to haven-espionage:if possible, casus belli valornia with the goals of a holy war against demons and yveltal (even though we're already doing it) and later disarmament of valornia-tech: research centerfire cartridges-social: spread the (correct) teachings of arceus but as the father of azelf (integrate into current religion)>couldn't hurt, and will help foreign relations>did all the whatever knights join us in the war or was it only like a couple units-don't know if this would be social or political, but invite the knights to set up an order in valornia (if we have to, do this after the war)
>>349936(62, Moderate Success)The kingdoms of Kells, Saksford and Halcaster all cede from the war on terms of white peace. Only Zureis and Mordans remain allies in the war.---Updated the war map to reflect changes. Color-coded the allies to make sense, dark blue is Muinal, light blue is Nordhalen, purple is Kalisia and red is Albrinn.=---=---=>espionage:if possible, casus belli valornia with the goals of a holy war against demons and yveltal (even though we're already doing it) and later disarmament of valorniaValornia? I hope you mean Karovia. Or Zureis.--TECH -| Center-fire Cartridge - 4TECH -| Underwater Search, East Island - 1MILITARY -| Train 2 units of War Priests - 2 - 4000 KYR charge.MILITARY -| N/APOLITICAL -| Integrate Sandshrew – 4 round per rollSOCIAL -| Spread teachings of Arceus as the father of AzelfESPIONAGE -| N/A--->did all the whatever knights join us in the war or was it only like a couple unitsThey did, they sent some units- not a massive army but at least 10.>don't know if this would be social or political, but invite the knights to set up an order in valornia (if we have to, do this after the war)This is a political action and must been done at peace but do you really want this? Poland regretted something pretty similar that gave us mother Prussia. Not saying it will happen but it can.
>>350790-sorry yeah, zureis-on the order, well sure. I dont see it as something too major. It'd be a foreign military/religious order having a base in valornia sure, but that'd only help us. They're righteous believers of arceus. It doesnt need to be an alliance or anything, but would probably help out in relations. We would have to limit their political abilities in our country and only have them convert/recruit those that are willing though. they'd also be some help military wise.>so what's with the rocket use?
>>350883adding onto that casus belli: ban worship of yveltal
>>350883Whoops forgot to say that is was finished and that you have short distance rockets with small explosive charges on them, otherwise known as the Rocker. Artillery units only and does 145 damage to ground troops but an abysmal 50 damage to light ships and 30 damage to heavy ships.--->sorry yeah, zureisThat makes sense.ESPIONAGE -| Casus Belli: Zureis, Holy War, ban worship of Yveltal - 3---I'll be back in a few hours. Also, thead's in autosage so a new one may come tomorrow.
>>350975Should say this but this thread will be archived now. See anyone who was waiting next thread.Twitter: @Artic_Kobold