Well, I think I will start a civ game by now, it's my first so don't blame me if I'm not really knowing what to do.First two choose race and place.Just don't pick slimes, I found them utterly autistic
>>651826Elves (caramel)Floating sky island
>>651970I'll support this.
>>651970Y'know what let's not be racistDiplomats (vanilla)Mages (caramel)Warriors (chocolate)We have to give the gnoll slavers options.
>>651970>>651987What do you guys mean by vanilla chocolate and caramel? Also, elves floating sky island
>>652006Like, diplomat elves?
>>652003WhiteTanAnd Brown elves.>>651987>OptionsYou mean for their executioner?
>>652003Best I currently have for dark elf
The wind blows soft over the trees, making the leaves fall over the floating islands, the land of your people. Rivers flow from the islands to the bottomless abyss.Over a long time, the elves lives through small hunter-gatherer communities, using their ancient magic and geographical isolation to successfully protect themselves of enemies but now, everything is different, the discovery of agriculture and beast taming has made a population boost and they need a structure society to survive the hardships of life.>Choose a government archetype >Magic/technology: beast taming, agriculture, bow and wood artisanship, camouflage (magic)>Population>50 vanilla>50 chocolate >100 caramel
>>652034> Hierarchy based upon longest knife ears
>>652034Aristocracy based off of one of the oldest knife ears from the three colors.
Communist sky elves
>>652073I'm switching to communism.
Communism where Chocolate is more equal than Vanilla which is more equal than Caramel.This is based on average knife ear size for each group, if you want more rights grow longer ears.
>>652095This is because long ears are a near universal sign of virility/fertility for elves who have come to prize such traits due to their horrid birth rate.Thus, all other concerns being equal, their society must prioritize the needs of those likeliest to bear offspring. Every one gets what they need, but long-ears are more comfortable.This isn't my magical realm.... I just like plausible explanations
I had already written the meritocracy oligarchy one, but I can quickly change it. Consensus?
Also, sorry if I took too long, the internet is really shitty in here
>>652112Communist sky elves with an ear fetish GO!
"If my Lord will permit me to say, it is an honor to have been purchased by such a magnificent human. I will strive to assist you in any way I can... w-within reason of course heh...""What was that Oh Most Correct One? Your internet is faulty? I am deeply sorry to be unable to fix this situation! Perhaps you could impose a time limit on future votes, limiting the need for refreshing the page?"
> Why don't new QM's in /qst/ stick around? Oh. Right...
The state starts forming. Although we need social stratification,We should not succumb to a heartless class society that enslaves the masses and generates internal flights. The elves with the pointiest ears are chosen to rule, their big ears show fertility, thus a bigger manpower to ensure order and unity among the elf race. There are a few clans that have pointy ears and the elfs need to choose which one will rule their future >Yfreeh(economy and industry)>Caslaa(magic and research)>Pontunid(diplomacy and populism)>Demenor(military and food production
>>652173>CalsaaMagic Communist elves are go.
>>652173Going through some pretty Terrible situation here, try to be comprehensive guys. I will start writting after 20 minutes after one op post, I may take more time to post it thought
>>652182>Caslaa(magic and research)Ok then OP.
>>652177>>652180Dubs and two votes, I'll stay with itBy means of magic, by means of technology, we may thrive. Every person, every soul would be numb if it didn't pursued the truth of life and the universe and that is the only purpose of an elf's life. House Caslaa wins and starts ruling with no attrition or other problems.>What to do?>Research (how?what?)>Explore>New policy (what?)>Other
>>652211>Research magic to make beasts more swole.
>>652211ResearchDomesticated giant birds for riding
>>652216>>652218Research it will be but a consensus of what will it be would be good
>>652228Giant bird riding, close enough to swole beasts
The floating islands are small, although it's our land and it has provided us with safety and food we need a way to get out and in of those islands quickly and effortless, we cannot be limitated by the great abyss. You organise the elf populace in at night and the head of the house Caslaa proclaims>"We need mobility, if we cannot win supremacy through the land... if there is no supremacy to be gained through the land... we need to aim the skies. Every single animal that walks in our land, every single race that put a step on those islands and beyond, it need to have our blessing, we must tame the giant birds"Reuniting the best magic casters they stand in research learning how to tame and magnify the birds(4 turns)Population>50 vanilla 50 chocolate 100 caramel >Prestige: 100%>Other houses: 0%>Food: abundant
>>652285>What to do?
>>652310Explore our island
>>652310Using our new flying birds we could try and colonize nearby islands, if there are any we don't have under our control.
>>652317Actually seconded, should probably explore our own shit first.
>>652317>>652319It's still researching, the flying bird taming
>>652335We can send people out on foot though Yes?
>>652335I guess we could just explore our island on foot, even if we can't use the birds yet.
>>652285Find the runts of our society, possibly the very old and infertile and lower them down by a rope or string as far as possible, lift em up and see what has happened and what they've seen. Gives us good reconnaissance if we eventually wanna find the main land
>>652356We could also swing them by the rope to islands that are below us
Communist /asshole/ elves
You send some scouts to explore you island. After one day they bring back a description of the land. The island you live in is, by far, the biggest one around. Beyond the civilisation, there is a deep forest and some rivers cutting the island, they find monkey pigs gigantic lizards, animals that are usuallu hunt down by your people. The neighbouring floating islands seem to have differemt plants and animals, each one serving as a tiny micro biome. Some quilometres ahead you see a circle of mountains that delimit the abyss and the floating islands area. The other islands are close to yours but not enough to jump from one to another.. not even from a tree. a building that connect the islands would be possible but the scouts are not sure if we have enough technology to create a stable bridge. over that time the population grows and the gigantic birds research gets closer to end (2 days((now in days)))>population 55 vanilla 50 chocolate 110 caramels>technology/magic same same>food: not worrying>prestige 100%>other houses: 0%
what to do?
>>652519Expand village farther into the island to gain influence over it.
yeah, if someone wanna take the place of op it would b nice.bye dudes, im a lazy fuck
What would you like to do?>explore your island further>try to build a bridge>rush bird domestication>Study magic>build a structure>other
>>652661>rush birdsWe need to fly.
>>652661Rush bird domestication.
Focusing all your efforts towards the task of taking the giant predatory birds of the land pays off!Erashia Swift-runner accidentally falls into the back of a giant colorful falcon while attempting to hand feed it.Hanging on for dear life she is carried all the way back to the giant falcon' s communal best.Given up for dead your entire community is surprised when less than a day later Erashia returns atop a tame and docile Mega-Falcon.Other elves swiftly follow your first sky rider's example and in short notice you have 20 trained sky rider's.However their mounts eat prodigiously! Food: adequatePop: 22020 sky rider'sAction>explore>build a structure>research magic>research tech>train skyriders for military>train skyriders for long distance travel>train sky rider's as couriers
>>652724>train skyriders for long distance travelSo we can try and explore distant islands.
>>652724>Use skyriders to scout and setup base in islands with low intelligent hostiles
After much discussion amongst your people it is decided that the skyrider's will fly to the nearest islands and establish nests.Even the close islands are many miles away, and your Mega-Falcons have grown plump and lazy from domestication. It takes weeks to convince them to leave their easy food, and accept food only from their handlers.During this time word reaches your ears of minor unrest in the uglier shorter eared population. Apparently everyone wants a chance to ride around in the sky!>our people shall fly! (3turns, concerts entire populace to skyriders when needed, massive food cost)>the sky's belong to those with the ears to handle them (slow increase in skyriders, food drain constant)>only the best of the best can have a Mega Falcon ( no growth at all of sky rider's, free training for sky rider's, civil unrest grows)Set up your base>north>east>west>south
>>652810>our people shall fly! (3turns, concerts entire populace to skyriders when needed, massive food cost)+>We need to appoint more hunters to these nests to increase food production>Set up Northern base
>>652810Also>explore extra direction>research tech>research magic>domesticate extra creature>other
>>652845Seconded.>>652846Research improved construction so we can get better structures.
>>652846>Research magic to make very fast growing vegetables.
>>652810>Only the best of the best can have a Mega Falcon. (The government dictates who is deserving among the best, scouts & archers.)>North
The Northern island is dominated buy a gigantic Lake filling the northernmost portion of the island and spilling off into the endless steps below. Your Scouts make landfall on the plains south of the lake. The land here is filled with easy hunting, more so even than your home Island. The Northern best has no trouble feeding itself, but is limited in the amount of food it can bring back to the home island.At home the number of elves taming mega-Falcon s begins to soar.Faced with dwindling food your people band together to share amongst themselves. Your Hunters worked day and night to provide fresh meat 4 the ever-expanding bird population. At the same time those among you with magical meanings attempts to create a spell that will alleviate the hunger of your citizens.Roll 1d100Food: barely adequate
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>652926We develop a spell that increases the fertility of the land, allowing for more a bountiful harvest and for more people to focus on hunting for the birds.
>>652852 Thinking towards the future some citizens begin trying to improve on the simple wooden construction of their elders... ironically the most successful are those building intricate bird houses for their pets...Roll 1d100
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>652938Artificial nests allow the birds to be housed closer to the village.
Travel Bright-eyes develops a type of glue from a local slug! He works in secret for weeks before unveiling a masterfully carved bird house! People gather around expectantly as Travel leads his Mega Falcon towards its new home. Unfortunately for him the beast tears away from the pungent glue and screeches loudly refusing to have anything to do with the stuff.Travel is mocked as a short eared fool by nearly everyone!Meanwhile Meisha Sun-hair develops a spell to quicken the harvesting of fruits and other wild plants greatly easing the task of feeding your people.However as more and more Falcons are adopted the food supplies of your people are strained further!Food: barely adequate>have the mega Falcon s hunt in the North>research food production magically>research food cultivationAlsoAction>explore>research magic>research tech>build structure>other
>>653014>research food cultivationand>build structureBuild an irrigation system from rivers in the forest to transport more water to the farms.
>>653014>research food production magicallyFull magic build REEEEE!+>>653031>Build irrigation system
>>653031>>653043Food cultivationD100Magic food cultivationD100Irrigation and farming1d100+10
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>653083Irrigation allows us to expand our farms allowing greater food production, while using less farmers.
>>653083Dc for technology is 60Dc for magic is 50Best of three rolls You can roll 3d100 order is as posted
Rolled 8, 5 = 13 (2d10)>>653083>>653090Rolling other d100s
Rolled 31, 51 = 82 (2d100)>>653100Whoops, not d10s.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>653083For the Supreme Elv Stronk MagikMagic food cultivation
Rolled 60, 79, 84 = 223 (3d100)>>653083For food cultivation, the elves create simple tools that allow for quicker and easier cultivation of food.
Short break. 15-20min
>>653114DamnDriven by the imperative need for food, and unwilling to even consider giving up their feathered friends your people rise to the occasion!Caslaa Wind-Song a prominent caramel elf of far above average ear length organizes her clan to action and in less than a month her efforts bear fruit... literally.Ordering people to craft simple wooden troughs all the way from the river, Caslaa somehow convineed the water to run through them. Uphill, downhill, and across all sorts of terrain the water flows steadily to your people who are at first confused.Only when a great food bearing orchard springs up in the middle of your hometown, sung into existence from seeds by dozens of Caslaa clan mages do your people truly rejoice. The ever abundant trees require careful tending, but they will feed all of your people and then some.In the North a hunter reports a strange occurrence.He claims to have met a woman made of water on the shore of the Great Lake! When he approached her she fled into the lake. He claims she did not drown, but rather became one with the Lake!>his Short eared tales are ridiculous>this bears looking into>send flyers to the difficult task of draining the lake from the northAll elves are now Skyriders and your people have gained the Semi-Nomadic trait.Food:steadyLonger break. Also how am I doing?
>>653259>this bears looking into
>>653259You're doing fine.>bears looking into
>>653259Doing fine>Bears looking into.
Thanks! It's been a bit rough doing this from my phone. I promise more detailed updates when I'm back home.It is a swift flight over the gulf between what you now habitually think of as "your islands". A team of your best researchers arrives at the Great Lake in short order.>investigate the area of the sighting>dive right into the lake>build a simple raft and try floating out on the water>otherAt home Caslaa wind-song finds herself the center of attention for many suitors! As a hero of your people, a long eared elf, and a member of your most prominent clan it is likely that her response to this somewhat unprecedented situation will have a large impact on your society!>Caslaa is sterile she will found an order of celibate philosophers to fill the void this leaves her with. [+1 magic or tech, -1 breeding, culture shocked]>Caslaa chooses the suitors with the longest ears, as expected[No stat change, ear supremacy more firmly entrenched, short ears cry]>Caslaa chooses the most talented suitor irregardless of ear length[No change, ear length supremacy put in question]>Caslaa will love for centuries why decide now?[No change]>Caslaa will lay with whomever asks her.[Breeding increased +2, tech and magic each -1 due to distracted populace]Action>explore>build>magic research>tech research>other
>>653835>Dive right in to the lakeSeems safe>Caslaa chooses the most talented suitor irregardless of ear length.
>>653835>build a simple raftSend a elf in with some warriors nearby in case they need help.>Caslaa chooses the suitors with the longest ears, as expectedGotta keep the Caste system going.>exploreSend elves to the eastern islands to see what they hold.
>>653835Also >BuildWe need some laboratory/schools for study and research.
What are our civilization stats?Pop = ?Pop RoG = ?Food = ?Food RoG = ?Resources = ?Resources RoG = ?
>>653835>investigate area of sighting>Caslaa chooses the suitors with the longest ears, as expected>Build food generation structures
>>653887220 elves220 mega-Falcon s22 elves every 2 years approxSince Falcons are pair bonded to an elf they mate only when their master doesAdequate trending back towards abundant+1 step per yearVery abundantAbundantAdequateBarely adequateStarvingBrink of deathCultivated fruit, hunted forest animals, hunted plains animals, abundant wood.None of these are anywhere near strained by your population.
>>653961MagicEvery elf has minor beast masteryMost elves can magic ally camouflage themselfYou have one heroic beast masterAnd one heroic greensinger
>>653961TechYou have rejected complex woodworking until you discover nailsYou have no means of storing food or of preserving it. This may be a problem later in winter.You have basic wooden spears and simple bows and arrows.Your people have never killed in malice, only to hunt and your military reflects that.
>>654046Our techs pretty shit, we should work on that.
Deciding to divide your forces you handle every possible approach.Roll 3d100DC 65At home Caslaa does what is expected of her. What her heart decreed will never be known as she follows the will of her peoples.
Rolled 43, 11, 85 = 139 (3d100)>>654209I'm waiting for the inevitable short ear uprising.
Rolled 64, 7, 35 = 106 (3d100)>>654209We do whatever we must to find the secrets of the lake.
>>654190Your people live a LONG time, so there is a real "If it isn't broken don't fix it" attitude. The only reason you bothered to discover cultivated food was because it was the only way to avoid starving.
One more roll please
Rolled 37, 98, 33 = 168 (3d100)>>654232
>>654254Fucking saved it.In no particular order>successfulAs you and your team float out on your hastily assembled raft you cannot banish a feeling of trepidation. Hours pass on the tranquil lake, until a cloud passes over the Sun and you see the depths of the lake free from reflection.A mighty city once stood in the valley that is now filled to overflowing with water. Deep below you stout stone buildings lie in silent rows. Tattered drapes still drift in idle currents and rotten wooden artifacts litter the streets.Even as you stare the water bulges beneath your face before exploding upwards into the shape of a woman!>speak!>attack!>state!>other>failureNo One knows what happened to your diving team, they do not report in after an hour.>successfulThe shore of the lake is peacful... but utterly boring. It seems whatever it was is too shy to approach the land again.
>>654359>Speak!First contact with an unfamiliar creature.
>>654359>speak!To show our dedication to peace, we drop any weapons we may have and attempt to introduce ourselves and ask who or what she is.
Consensus on build?The apparition stares at you seemingly uncomprehending for minutes on end.Just as you are about to give up hope her mouth pops open like a dolls and perfect elves words issue forth in a languid fashion."Who are? Not men are?"Slowly more and more of the bizarre creatures begin emerging from the lake their dark eyes drinking in the sight of you. Many of them have adopted strange, hideous round eared forms.The head creature perhaps hoping to make you more at ease fluidly shifts into a female even form with... well... ludicrously long ears!One of your men giggles nervously at the sight.>What do you want to say?
>>654665I think we should probably build some more infrastructure in preparation of winter, maybe more huts or something.We say nervously "We are elves of clan Caslaa who travel the sky islands. We mean no harm. We are just curious, we have never seen creatures such as yourself."
>>654709Your people begin building sturdier shelters in preparation for the freezing rains of winter.Roll 1 d100 DC 60 to see if anyone improves on your current designsThe ludicrously proportioned lake woman listens intently to your words her dark eyes staring at you as unreadable as the abyss, no facial expressions Mar her placid features as she considers your words.Finally over half a minute after your speech halts she speaks again in her strange parody of regular communication."We have never met elves. We do not know Caslaa. We know only here, only this. We cannot survive the longfall and so are trapped. We are water that is. The men who were had words for us. [Elemental] they called us in their strange burning tounge. Will you do as they did and seek to entrap us?"It seems she has quite mastered the elven language.>response?
Rolled 74 (1d100)>>654917I figure we shouldn't try and hunt the elementals, they'll probably fuck us up."Uh... We only wish to build fruitful relationships with our neighbors to ensure the safety of our people. We have no intentions to hurt you or your people. We wish to learn about Elementals, and if you wish, we can tell you of our people."
"We will speak of any words you wish."What do you want to know>What happened tothe men that were>where did you come from?>What is am [elemental]?>how do you know elves?>how many of you are there?>otherEstala Odd-State has discovered a way to cure the hides of hunted animals! These are warmer than bare wooden slats.>direct hides to be used in portable shelters>direct hides to reinforce and shore up winter lodgesIt is not until much later that people realize Odd-stare is curing hides in the creatures brains.... and by then it's too late!
>>655347>How do you know elves>What happened to the men that were here?>How many of you are there?>Direct hides to reinforce and shore up winter lodges.
>>655378Seconded all of this.
>>655378>>655389Listening serenely to your questions the [elemental] responds in its lazy voice."We have been gifted with the all speech by the one who bound us."At the mention of this person many of the larger [elementals] shift uncomfortably, and the waves around your makeshift raft surge. Thankfully you hurry the conversation along before capsizing."We found a crack in our prison. We pushed on it every day for many days. One day the crack broke, and with it the men that were broke as well. Ever since it has been as you see now. We above, them below.""We are all here who are us."A quick count shows their numbers to be 47 with 5 smaller offspring whose forms are almost featureless. As you watch a young [elemental] tries to look like you misshapen ears jutting out of its head at strange angles before it collapses into the lake, only to rise out again as formless as before. "Tell us Elves, what are you? Where do you come from? We have seen you walk through the air like our cousins, but also you walk on the ground like our cousins? How is this done? Now you walk with water as we do. Do you also walk with fire as our cousins do?">Response?The hides of many animals are cured and used to reinforce your dwellings against winter. Greatest care is taken to shield the Falcon nests from the stinging freezing rains that will defend in four months time.Actions>explore>research magic>research tech>build structure>otherProbably calling it a night here. Thank you guys so much for hanging in there. I may pick this back up tomorrow, or later tonight. Given the glacial pace at which threads remain on /qst/ there is little need for a second thread.
>>655788"We are a tribe from the island to the south. We do not posses great powers like the elemental, but with our harmony with nature we have found ways to work with our surroundings. We have been bounded to our falcons, creatures who fly through the air in a harmonious bond. We have found a way to float upon water, and many great things, yet we do not possess amazing natural abilities as the Elementals do. As we both have things the other does not, I hope we can have a fruitful relationship between elves and elementals.">research techFood drying for preservation.
>>655788Also, good night mate.
World information>magicThe original prompt mentions several types of magic, but doesn't really elaborate on them. Therefore I will talk a bit about it here.Magic in this setting can broadly be separated into two general types. The first is natural magic which is inherent to a race. In your case this is beastmastery and greensinging. The first allows you to bond with animals, and makes animals you are bonded with faster, smarter, stronger and better in almost every way. The second allows you to manipulate plants causing them to grow and change to suit your needs.Neither of these disciplines is quite as all inclusive or powerful as druidic traditions, but the entry bar is much, much lower as well. This is evidenced by the fact that practically your whole population has low level beastmastery or can at least bond with an animal when assisted.The second type of magic is traditional magic or wizardry. This magic has been developed over time by studying the elements and [elementals]. Any race can learn at least one type of traditional magic, but learning another type becomes much harder. The sky elves are currently leaning towards Water or Air. [Elementals] can treat traditional magic as natural magic, but never gain access to another path, or higher complexities of spell.
>magic continuesThe traditional elements are as follows: air, earth, fire, water, light, and darkOutside of the traditional standard format some races have access to strange magical powers most notably demonic, or celestial powers, and necromancy.Learning new magic requires a d100 roll the base difficulty of which is based on your magic stat. The more grey marks, the harder it is. Base DC is 10 per Mark. So if you have a 5 in the magic stat the base DC for a simple spell is 50.Learning an entire tradition of magic takes more than a single roll. As does moving to a more complex understanding of a path of magic.Natural magic while more limited in scope is also much easier to learn because you are suited to it. Learning new applications rarely takes more than one success.Upgrading a natural magic into a traditional magic is possible, but it is a hurdle equivalent to learning a traditional magic.To whit, you can combine and upgrade beast mastery and greensinging into druidry. However not every elf will be capable of making that jump, and it will take a long time. Only you can decide if it's worth it.
>technologyMagic for the masses, technology can be developed just like magic can. However instead of being codified into paths, branches, or whathaveyou technology consists of discreet singular improvements to your civilization. These improvements can be disseminated throughout your civ within a turn for most empire's. At this point speed of information isn't a large concern. You are also by no means limited to real world physics. This is a world with floating islands. It is unlikely that your tech will follow anything close to real world examples.Also you can simply roll tech for things your civilization could presumably do with their current tech level. For example, the sky elves do not posses any level of seafaring, but a high roll on a d100 let them realize the obvious fact that lots of wood floats. Hence a raft.Feel free to combine magic and tech to achieve the previously unachievable.
Research tech:>Improved Bows for hunting use. (Could be used for defence at a push should the need arise.)
/qst/ was a mistake
>>658725You're a mistake.
While I wait to get off of work finally, let's have a few fluff votes!>What is the name of your main settlement?>What is the name of the northern hunting base and best?>your people prefer to wear:A) brightly dyed cloth made from pounded barkB)feathers both from their mega Falcon friends and other assorted birds, smaller feathers are the sign of an excellent hunterC) the new cured hides are all the rage amongst your people.D) write in
>Thelnas>Onwood>Dyed cloth (light brown/tan) hide boots and fingerless riding gloves>Clothes have a sigil of a bird carrying a vine embroidered on themI do like the hunters feather idea so finding a way to work that in would be nice.I'd also suggest making hide coats lined with feathers for the impending winter months and heavy rains.Couple more people to vote please.
>>659559>Iethhone is Main Settlement>Emalone is Northern hunting base>B) We wear clothing made from the feathers of assorted birds. When a young elf bonds with a MegaFalcon he/she adds some of its new companion's feathers to his/her clothing. This is an extremely important rite of passage for the elven people as it marks the transition from childhood to adulthood in elven culture. It is forbidden for one to add the feathers of a MegaFalcon which one has not bonded with to one's attire...
Running for a while on and off today.The ludicrously proportioned woman nods once at your words. Already most of the [elementals] are fading back into the lake. Soon only the one you have come to think of as their leader remains."Then you are good to have elves people! We do not know what type of people you will be, but you are better than those below."Her curiosity apparently satisfied the [elemental] fades away back into the lake. Over the next few weeks the [elementals] grow slightly bolder appearing occasionally to hunters in the north. Your people get the overall impression that the water [elementals] are for the most part a languid, the unkind would say lazy, species.>diplomatic contact with water elemental>status: sereneThe two divers you sent into the lake never return. Population -2>total population 218Their mega Falcons are wasting away, insane with grief and refusing to eat save when your most accomplished beastmasters force them.You will>bond them to another elf quickly, the elves will have two MegaFalcons to handle, but at least their life will be spared>Grant them the mercy of death>use beatmastery to break the bond and free them to the wild (DC 75)>continue to support them regardless of strain.At home your people begin preparing for winter. Even this many months away you can feel the tension. Every year in memory the winters cruel winds and freezing rains have claimed at least a few lives.>free too long to update tech>Winter ClothesYour hunters have also begin to compete with one another in elaborate displays of aerial hunting. Often shooting birds out of the sky while both they and their prey are in flight! Complaints of your traditional bows lack of proper range have begun to circulate. Set to the task by her mate young Caslaa Rain-Eyes has developed a bow sung directly out of a free! The process takes a long time, but your hunters constantly praise her mates abilities.>too long to update magic bonus>green sung tools>8 months until winterAction>explore>build structure>research magic>research tech>diplomacy>other
>>661037>Build Structure: Flight schoolTeach the young of proper technique for flying and flight safety. (To prevent accidental injury/death) (Theory)Advanced classes for young adults such as hunting on falcon back. (Theory and practical)>Explore: Send scouts to the east of the flying Island.
>>661083Will you build your structure of >normal wood (3 turns)Or of>green sung wood (5 turns)This counts as one turn.You have sent flyers east in search of new lands. Your first sky rider Erashia Swift-Runner clearly longs to go with them the thrill of new lands quickening her blood as nothing else. However, the needs of the people are held above all other concerns, and there is much to be done if the young are to be taught proper flight technique.Your people bring back two strange reports from the east.The largest isle of the East is a mountainous Crag I'll suited for game or field. Your scout scoffs at the idea, but some claim to have seen carvings and designs etched into the rock faces. One elf says he saw what clearly looked like a door. His scout leader assures you he is a short eared fool fit only to hunt large game. The second report comes from the scout leader himself. A plume of black smoke as from a fire was observed coming from /below/ the cloud cover that blankets the land below you.>explore the island>see what lies below the cloudsAction>build>magic>tech>diplomacy>other
>>661149>Green sung woodThere's argument amongst the designers in what to use but they come to the conclusion to not harm the local forests and believe green sung wood is better than regular. This caused a small squabble with the builders who believed although green sung wood looks better it would be a waste of magical ability and take longer to do. It was split 5/3.>See what lies beneath the cloudsWe don't want a fire spreading to the northern camp.Tech: Look into more effective ways of building with wood. (Joinery/Nails)
>>661206Please roll 1d100 DC 60 for improved carpentry and wood joining
Rolled 76 (1d100)>>661255
>>661267blew it out of the water! (on a pc at current so updates are a bit easier)Caramel elves from clan Caslaa begin working with your artisans to form the flight school from still living roots close to the nest on your home island. Even in its half finished state the building is by far the most elaborate structure on the island. oval openings have been intentionally left in the walls as windows to be covered later with brightly dyed and cured hides. The hunters and people of your village work together to begin furnishing the school with down filled cloth seating cushions and wooden furniture.>time till completion 3 turnsCaslaa Free-Tongue has even devised the most clever methods of joining wood. Interlocking cuts, the use of small wooden pins, and many others. The sages of Clan Caslaa are praising his efforts and clamoring to learn the techniques themselves, only to be pushed to the back of his lectures by the carpenters and craftsmen of your culture.Your scouts once again return from the east with a strange tale. This time as you listen you can scarce believe what you are hearing.According to the reports of Erashia Long-Legs the smoke was observed coming from some form of artificial vessel!As far as the scouts could determine the floor of the world is a vast ocean of water dotted here and there with islands that float in the water much the way your islands float in the air. Upon this vast... lake thing was a wooden craft with large cloth drapes billowing in the wind. Your scouts observed that some of the cloth drapes were on fire and that people, of some type, were frantically running around on board the craft.They report that they can easily return to the vessel within half an hours time, but are unsure of what to do.>sweep down from the sky and kill all of the people on board, regardless of who they may be.>help the strange people with their fire>capture one of them for questioning>other (write in)
>>661333>help the strange people with their fireWe don't know what they're capable of and the strange floating vessel is of large interest to the powers that be. I suggest we swoop down from the sky and attempt to aid the strange creatures with stopping the fire.Scouts to report back on armaments and any interesting finds. >Have a squad of hunter falcons circle in the sky as a precaution.
>>661358also because I am a moronaction>magic>tech>explore>diplomacy>build>otherYour scouts fly with swiftness to the slow moving wooden vessel. Not until closing with it do they notice that it is much larger than the largest building on your island. The strange people aboard are too preoccupied with the fire to notice you at first, and by the time they look up from frantically dipping water out of the ocean you are upon them.Caslaan green singers act in concert to raise water from the ocean to drench the cloth drapes instantly extinguishing the fire.The people on board the craft seem startled and many point strange almost-bows in your direction! Before an incident can occur a strange looking man with the shortest ears you have ever seen runs out from a door and begins bellowing in an odd guttural language. Through frantic gestures and hand motions he conveys to your scout leader that he would like to return with them.>allow him to return with the scouts>deny him, but land on his vessel>deny him, and circle at a distance>kill them all
and I apparently lost my trip somewhere along the way.
>>661384>build: Small housing structures at the camp for more permanent residence. (Regular wood taken from close by trees that don't bare fruit.)>allow him to return with the scoutsAlthough send a point man to let the town know. He can keep is weapon (if carrying) if they can deduce it isn't ranged.>>661393Don't worry about it bud.
>>661406I think I'm too soft sometimes.
Lunch break incoming.The leader of this water vessel manages to introduce himself as "Roderik" whoever these people are they apparently have no clan name? or perhaps that is his clan name and he has not earned a personal name? how could that possibly be when everyone on the vessel seems to defer to him?The man, if man he be, climbs gingerly onto your scout leaders MegaFlacon. A short flight later reveals that this race certainly experiences fear. The man collapses onto the ground of your island and crawls, white as snow, away from the edge before shakily gaining his feet.Potunid Sweet-Voice is overjoyed to speak to the man. After decades of settling minor elven disputes, and having found water [elementals] to be infuriatingly lazy in speech his stream of excited elven is clearly far too much for the man to keep up with.Amazingly however he responds in what is far and away the worst accented elven you have ever heard."We [Human]. Not enemy. Need [oh fuck how do you say that]... Roof? Enemy is... down. Make fire on [ship]"The man seems very frustrated by his inability to speak in a more clear fashion. Sweet-Voice for his part is overjoyed even at this simple communication.>what would you like to ask the [human]?lunch break
>>661425there are benefits to most courses of action, and the occasional trap option.currently you outnumber both of the races you have met by decisive margins, but they outclass you in different ways.Also you breed slowly so any loss of population is felt more strongly. cautious isn't bad, neither is aggressive.
>>661470>"We can provide your people with tents and some food provided you can answer my questions.">"What is your clan?">"Where do you come from?">"What was the vessel you were on?">"Who is your enemy?">"Are they a threat?">"Why?"I'd advice that they make camp closer to the shore their vessel was previously and let them know that if they have any problems a group of our scouts will fly down with some food for a report at sun up and sun down.>>661470I get it but I know one day it's going to be my demise.
All right, obviously lunch went on long and I had to take care of life responsibilities. I will try to post in thread when I will next be able to run.I truly appreciate you guys hanging in there.
>>662611No worries mate. Keep it up.
>>665486>>666358>>668076Bumping is vastly appreciated. Have an elf.Able to run today around 12-1 central time. Eta approximately 4-5 hours.
>>668087>that feeling when you have to be careful not to post the wrong picture from your phone.>that feeling when you don't want to post a reaction picture from your phone for that very same reason
>>668087I got a game of D&D in a few hours. So I'll be out for that but obviously anyone can post if they want. Have fun.I might phone post.
Current status:Food>adequate trending towards abundantClimate>late summer, winter begins in 6 months/turns>Autumn is a time of inclement weather and massive storms.Projects>building a flight school of green sung wood 2 turns remaining for completionTech>basic woodworking>green sung woodworking>winter clothes>elaborate wood joining and expert carpentry>bows and arrowsMagic>beast mastery allows you to take and bond with wild animals, wild animals bonded to an elf have all around higher stats.>greensinging allows you to manipulate plants and accelerate their growth.DiplomacyYou have diplomatic contact with>water elemental in the lake on a northern islandAnd>an unknown human group with access to very advanced seafaringOutstanding issuesTwo of your people have died recently, their Mega Falcon partners are inconsolable and need to be forced to eat by high ranking beastmasters. You will>bond them to another elf quickly, the elves will have two MegaFalcons to handle, but at least their life will be spared>Grant them the mercy of death>use beatmastery to break the bond and free them to the wild (DC 75)>continue to support them regardless of strain.Resources>abundant wood>abundant game
>>668473>Grant them the mercy of deathKeep it low key though.
Additional magic>basic water manipulation >path of water lvl 0>661515Questions about the hideous stranger fly from a multitude of onlookers. The speech seems to confuse and upset this Roderick who hold up his hands and speaks a apoligetically in his strange guttural language.After much back and forth between the [captain] and your diplomat you learn many things you were unaware of before.Roderick is a [captain], which is a unit of rank, of the vessel you helped to save which is called the [spirit of adventure]. The Captain further explains that he and his crew are from a city, which is a very large village, far to the east of here. He claims that there is a vast ocean of water below dotted with islands. As proof of this he pulls out an ornate cylinder of shiny material. As the people of your village gather around the captain uncaps the cylinder and reveals a flat substance much like pounded bark! More remarkable yet is that he has used careful dye to mark different lands!The islands you already know of do not appear on the [map]. Roderick points out where he came from, a dot labeled [Vale], and where you found his ship. It seems he has come halfway across the ocean. Upon being asked Roderick states that the vessel below is like a moving village.Roderick explains that almost all of the islands below belong to either [demon] cults or [celestial] concerns. Indeed you notice that almost every island is marked with one of two strange symbols. Apparently an island that they had considered safe was overrun with [demons] to whine they are very opposed. The [demons] set fire to their [sails]. The captain claims that these [demons] are the enemy of all living things.
>>668574Roderick claims that between his men and your flying [army] you could easily sweep the [demon] menace off of the island below. With a safe place to rest his ship he seems confident that repairs will be done quickly.The captain pulls a string of beautiful shining beads made of [glass] with measured amounts of [gold] embedded within. He says that this is [money] and that it can be used to [purchase] many things, anything really. He offers you twenty and five strings of ten for your assistance.>sounds fair>no we want (write in)>no we will not help you>throw him off the island
>>668641>sounds fairWe will provide you with tents, food and supply to repair your vessel however we need more information about these daemons if we're to fight along side you.
>>669188Additionally I'd like to ask for a couple books to help learn their language.
Captain Roderick is clearly overjoyed to hear your decision speaking enthusiastically in Human at Potunid Sweet-Voice. Not only does he agree to lending you some books, he says he and his [priest] will teach you to read as well as speak their language.According to the captain the Human language is widely used in the world below as a [trade] language.>free research begun>literacy (3 turns)>Human language (3 turns)The captain endures what is for him another harrowing flight back to his ship, promising that his men will be ready in a week after they have healed and repaired their [armor].The Falcons of the deceased elves are quietly put to death, and a funeral is held for their bond mates. A pall hangs over both of your communities for many days afterwards, and some elves begin avoiding the lake on the northern isle. The sky's themselves seem to match the mood as early autumnal showers darken the skies and drive people indoors.Turns until winter >5> flight school complete in 1 turnsAction>research magic>research tech>build>diplomacy>other
>>669785>diplomacy: Send a band of elves to speak and work alongside the humans to repair their ship and do what they can to make their stay more comfortable.Attempt to gain more information about the vessel, human towns, leaders and maps of the world.>diplomacy: Give a feather of the elders mega falcon to the captain and explain to him the significance of it.
Despite my reluctance to create a new thread needlessly, I will probably continue this later today in a new thread, barring unforseen complications. If unable to do so or if this thread gains more traction I will inform you of any changes.
Still not dead. My job has tried it'sBest but I live on. Continuing either later today or tomorrow. As always thank you for your patience.
>>686973No worries bud, I still got the thread pinned.
New thread later, we ride unto the bump limit! Damn the op full posts ahead!
>>669831On the ocean below the Spirit of Adventure seems to be having a more difficult time as the storms are much more severe near the ocean. Work on the ship has ground to a halt as she can barely maintain her position in the torrential rains. Without the aid of your greensingers and craftsmen it is uncertain if the repairs could be completed at all. After a weeks worth of work however the ship is in much better shape. As the storms lessen from apocalyptic to merely severe the crew expresses their gratitude by swapping stories with your craftsmen. Some few of the rough sailors speak a form of elven even rougher than the captain's and between this and plenty of hand gestures communication is possible.The captain seems very favorably impressed both with your assistance, and gifts. He takes the time to introduce your people to his ships [priest] a dour looking bald man who seems intensely unhappy at the current situation.Despite his unhappiness the [priest] takes time every day that week to travel back with your returning craftsmen. He seems no happier about flying than captain Roderick was, but for some reason insists. Every evening for several hours he teaches your community his language, and reads to them from a large metal bound book. His pedantic lectures are mostly unintelligible to you people, but he claims they are of vital importance.
>>690288While this occurs, an incident of a far more sinister nature happens in the North.Several of your foraging elves are approached by water [elementals] asking them for help. After some explaining it seems that three of their children have gone missing. The [elementals] don't seems nearly as concerned as an even parent would be, but for the normally passive race to have proactively asked for assistance is highly unusual.Several days later your longest eared sages are utterly shocked by a presentation from Caslaa Fire-Brow.It seems he has not only kidnapped three of the water [elemental] children, but he has found a way to kill one. He claims to have used the child's soul orb to make radical advancements in magic. As his peers watch stunned at his announcement and actions he produces water from thin air and forms it into all manner of shapes before flinging the mass as a storm of razor sharp ice shards at a target.He claims greater revelations to come.He seems convinced that the [elementals] are a threat to everyone.>ask where he has the children>apprehend him for his crimes>praise his research>kill him here and now>allow him to teach others of his wonders>ask him how he harmed the [elementals]>otherWinter begins in>4 turnsLiteracy and human fluency>2 turnsFlight school completedChoose 1>military training (basic)>extended range (advanced)>improved beast mastery (basic for megafalcons)>otherAction>explore>build>diplomacy>research magic>research tech>write in
[Elemental] soul orbs are one time use items that allow a mage to perform fantastic feats of magecraft or gain particular insight into a magical working.
>automatic permasage after 72 hours...Well new thread then