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    488 KB Deity Quest, part 7 Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:25 No.6229716  
    >previous parts: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Deity%20Quest
    >To recap: you gained access to the source of consciousnesses. You have begun creating servants: glass golems, Librarians (humanoids of white flame, wearing golden armor) and daygaunts (pic related). The possibility of phoenixes or other flying mounts is still discussed.

    You have the demons safely contained for now and you are preparing an army to deal with them more permanently. On the material plane, you chased the aboleths from the archipelago. The six islands you control are well-fortified and first paladins have already completed their training. The other seven islands are converting to your faith. The airship project is well underway. All of the ships at your disposal have been inscribed with protective runes.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:32 No.6229802

    How goes Otto?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:34 No.6229831
    Hrm seems like im the only one in here,
    OP mebbe you should quit this and restart it in a few hours,
    More of us would be on then,
    Fare well
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:36 No.6229866
    About time Reality!

    I think I'm gonna start Namefagging here. Been here since the first: I suggested the zeppelin's and butthurted about it yesterday. So yeah, hi.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:37 No.6229881
    Are we going to play, or wait?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:39 No.6229901
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:39 No.6229903
    >Been working out some rules for battles. Might as well post them while we wait. Went with simplified d20.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:40 No.6229913
    Do this:
    >I'd say go for an expeditionary force, just to test their strength and get a look at what's going on below the surface. Monitored closely, so we can reinforce or withdraw them with all due speed if things go tits-up.

    From the last thread.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:41 No.6229917
    Unit statistics:

    Melee attack bonus - the offensive capabilities in melee combat.
    Ranged attack bonus - the effectiveness of ranged attacks.

    Defense - the defensive capabilities, against both melee and ranged attacks.

    Fortitude saving throw bonus - the resistance to effects that affect vitality and health, such as exhaustion, poison, disease or paralysis.
    Reflex saving throw bonus - the ability to avoid area attacks, such as a rain of fire.
    Will saving throw bonus - the resistance to direct magical effects, mental influence and morale effects such as illusions, mind control, the enemy's frightening appearance or attempts to demoralize.

    Movement modes and speed - as well as travelling on land, it might include capabilities such as swimming, flight or burrowing. For most units the speed listed is equivalent to a march. They can be ordered to travel up to twice as fast, but extended periods of fast movement will tire them out and impose penalties on most actions. For units immune to fatigue, such as golems, the greatest possible speed is listed instead.

    Initiative modifier - added to a 1d20 roll which determines the order of taking actions.

    Current unit size - the amount of soldiers in the unit.
    Base amount - the minimum size of the unit required for it to operate effectively.

    Melee attack improvement - a bonus applied to melee attacks for every base amount of soldiers in the unit beyond the first.
    Ranged attack improvement - a bonus applied to ranged attacks for every base amount of soldiers in the unit beyond the first.
    Defense improvement - a bonus applied to defense for every base amount of soldiers in the unit beyond the first.

    Note: some conditions cause soldiers to perform at half efficiency. Simply count affected soldiers as half each.
    >> Foryn 10/11/09(Sun)16:41 No.6229922
    Anon who has been in since the beginning who is now namefagging too.

    Just have to say that when we made Hyperion about Knowledge it was one of the best decisions we could have.

    Since we have cleared the aboleths from the shallower areas, lets start some underwater cities of our own.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:42 No.6229930
    You send an expeditionary force. It is not met with any resistance, nor does it encounter any hostile forces. It seems the enemy has withdrawn into the tunnels.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:42 No.6229935
    Looks good. Might be a bit complicated for larger battles.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:42 No.6229936

    The attacking unit rolls 1d20 + relevant attack bonuses and compares the result to the defending unit's Defense score. If the roll is below that number, the attack fails. Otherwise, the defending unit loses 5% of its current size plus another 5% for every point the roll exceeded its Defense score (minimum 1 soldier).

    Effects and saving throws:
    When a unit is the target of an effect that requires a saving throw, it rolls 1d20 + appropriate saving throw modifier. If the roll is at least equal to the Difficulty Class (DC, stated in the effect's description), the effect is fully resisted or avoided. Otherwise, 5% of the unit is affected for every point the roll missed the DC by (minimum 1 soldier).

    Time and Actions:

    Time is divided into turns, which last a minute each. Units act according to their Initiative (1d20 + modifier), starting with the one with the highest Initiative. In case of ties between hostile units, the unit with the higher modifier goes first. If the modifiers are equal, determine randomly.

    Each unit can take two actions per turn. Typical actions are:
    Moving up to its speed.
    Attacking another unit.
    Using a special ability.
    Casting a spell - units of spellcasters typically channel power to the most powerful member of the group, as it is more effective than each of them casting alone. Therefore, a unit of spellcasters typically casts a single spell per action.
    Running - this allows a unit to move twice its speed, but at the end of the movement it needs to make a DC 10 Fortitude check or be fatigued. Every action spent on running increases the DC of future checks by 1 and every action not spent on running decreases it by 1 (to a minimum of 10).
    >> Tripstraight 10/11/09(Sun)16:43 No.6229937
    Oh god rules.
    We are gonna get so raped. =)
    Been with you since the second thread and frickin' loving it.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:44 No.6229947
    There's no real need for that yet and they would be much more exposed to attack than the islands. It's a risky project to start now.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:44 No.6229951
    Wow, I'm setting a trend here.

    So far so good Reality.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:45 No.6229960
    Common conditions:

    Berserk - berserk soldiers defend at half efficiency. Once enough soldiers are berserk to form a separate unit, they leave their current unit and form their own. This unit cannot be given orders and will try to attack the nearest opponent in melee.
    Blinded - blinded soldiers, or ones otherwise unable to see their opponents, cannot make ranged attacks. They attack in melee and defend themselves at half efficiency. Blinded soldiers cannot run. If their unit runs, they are left behind.
    Demoralized - demoralized soldiers attack and defend at half efficiency.
    Exhausted - exhausted soldiers cannot attack and defend themselves at half efficiency. They cannot run. If their unit runs, they are left behind.
    Immobilized - immobilized soldiers attack in melee and defend at half efficiency. If their unit moves, they are left behind.
    Nauseated - nauseated soldiers cannot attack and defend at half efficiency. They can only participate in a single action per round.
    Panicked - panicked soldiers attempt to flee, leaving their unit. If no escape is possible, they remain in battle. Panicked creatures also become demoralized.
    Paralyzed - paralyzed soldiers are effectively taken out of the fight. Unit size is reduced until the condition is cured.
    Stunned - stunned soldiers can only participate in a single action per round.
    Unconscious - unconscious soldiers are effectively taken out of the fight. Unit size is reduced until the condition is cured.
    Wounded - fallen soldiers affected by healing magic are wounded until healed again. Wounded soldiers attack at half efficiency.

    When a unit is taking losses, the soldiers with debilitating conditions fall first.
    >> Tripstraight 10/11/09(Sun)16:45 No.6229967
    Probably best to focus on the Abbysal attack right now. Let's send in a few scouts into the tunnels. We might not get a surprise attack but dammit we can't walk all of our forces into a trap.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:45 No.6229969
    Missed this the last few days, but fuck it, let's do this.
    Gonna have to read up though brb.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:46 No.6229979

    Spells are divided into two categories: prepared spells and channelled spells. Spellcasting units possess the following traits:
    Prepared spell capacity - determines how many spells the caster in the unit can prepare.
    Channelling speed - determines how fast magic is channeled by the caster.
    Some units can only cast prepared spells. The time required for preparing spells varies, depending on the unit.

    When casting a channeled spell, only one caster in the group actually casts, while the others simply channel magic for him.

    The following conditions prevent both casting spells and channelling magic: Berserk, Exhausted, Panicked, Paralyzed, Unconscious.

    The following conditions prevent casting spells, but not channelling magic: Blinded, Nauseated.

    Actual spells and their costs still need to be worked out.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:46 No.6229982
    I propose building large temples on each island, to strengthen the faith.

    As in, LARGE temples.
    >> Foryn 10/11/09(Sun)16:46 No.6229984
    Ok then.
    Different topic.

    What do we have in cavalry potential? Yes, as an Island thing there probably isn't a gigantic need as of yet, but an investment in some Doctrine: Mobility would probably be a big help.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:47 No.6229993
    What scouts do you wish to use? Lindorms? Otters? Simple aquatic animals?

    >Last few days? Hope you catch up with us quick.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:48 No.6230004

    Huh. That's somewhat worrying. Stay alert for traps and ambushes, but press on until contact is made.
    >> Tripstraight 10/11/09(Sun)16:48 No.6230015
    Otters with illusions.
    Make 'em look like the Nightgaunt kind demons.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)16:48 No.6230016
    He meant the Abyss tunnels.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:49 No.6230020
    Is a full blown attack on the Abyss really that smart? It's, you know, infinite.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:49 No.6230025
    The people have been building temples out of their own incentive, actually. Nothing LARGE yet, though. You proceed to inspire some architects with visions of monuments.

    There are horses, though riding skill isn't common. Perhaps lindorms would agree to serve as mounts.
    >> Tripstraight 10/11/09(Sun)16:50 No.6230030
    We can't very well have the bastards come in to the Prime now can we?
    Besides, some conflict would be nice.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:50 No.6230035
    Let's focus on the Masters instead.

    Do this in the Master's tunnels, with regular fish with scrying effects on them.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)16:51 No.6230041
    Yes, I also want to see into these undersea tunnels.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:51 No.6230042
    Into the tunnels, then?

    This disguise should prove effective. Or at least scare the fishmen away, if the aboleths aren't summoning demons.
    >> Tripstraight 10/11/09(Sun)16:52 No.6230050
    But are the masters really the danger here?
    It's not like we've set up some kind of summoning rules for demons (it being easy for us to move our servants there too) hell for all we know they could already be in the prime somewhere.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:52 No.6230058

    This isn't a full-blown attack, just an expedition to probe their capabilities - see how tough they are, how smart they are, how they fight, that kind of thing.

    They've been kept behind the quarantine for quite a while now, and have had time to develop. The last thing we want is for them to burst out of there with new and surprising capabilities that we never saw coming.
    >> Tripstraight 10/11/09(Sun)16:53 No.6230063
    Well I was referring to the Abyssal tunnels.
    But eh, let's go with the Aboleths then.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:53 No.6230068

    >> Harlequin Rose Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:53 No.6230071
    Are we going with basic 3.5 core spells for the adepts spells?

    Or just general magic?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:53 No.6230072
    How about....
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:54 No.6230079
    as in both tunnels.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:54 No.6230082
    You decide not to take the risk though, as illusions aren't completely reliable. You send in fish instead.

    They venture into the tunnels and soon activate all sorts of nasty traps. Freezing, poisoned spikes, blades... Purging those tunnels won't be easy.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)16:54 No.6230084
    Since we have access to the consciousness of the universe, and the soul stuff, are the beings we create capable of belief?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)16:55 No.6230088
    The pale pair sat idly hugging each-other at the endless void of soulstuff, the Lake of Souls, absentmindedly watching with identical gray eyes the tiny specks of blue flame, consciousness itself, drip into the white pool to be reborn, or burst out of it after death.

    How amused they were of the little ones down on the Material Realm, how they enjoyed watching them toil, suffer, laugh, eat and die again and again, all the while learning their curious ways and teaching them in turn, as their Father ordained.

    But alas, their entertainment could not last for long, as a pair of gaunt, snow-white figures with large leathery wings approached them, carrying a huge golden chest.

    The pair of creatures bowed respectfully to the Siblings and opened the chest, a pillar of golden light striking towards the heavens from it, then without a word departed.

    After a few seconds the Twins gathered themselves and approached the chest.
    It was full of bits and pieces of armor, golden armor, engraved with a thousands images, every bit, every part of art a whole life of a little one from the Material Realm. One of the Siblings lifted a breastplate out of the chest.

    -Pretty... -the deity noted after a few moments, admiring the craftmanship, and the sparkle of the metal.

    The other one hugged its mate from behind, and with one hand moved the armor, now reflecting its twin's face.

    -Yes... pretty...

    The first one smiled coyly.

    -We should start working, Father will be displeased if tally long... again, with our work.

    The other Sibling pouted but stepped back.

    -Ah, very well... -and with a flick of a wrist the pieces and shards of armor burst from the chest and connected to each other, creating a golden wall of soon-to-be knights, ready to serve the will of the Protector- lets get to work, shall we?
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:55 No.6230089
    Let's play them one at a time, at least.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)16:55 No.6230092
    Send some fish through one tunnel.

    Fish after fish after fish until all of the traps are activated.

    Make note of the traps. Learn them. Understand them.

    Start making traps around the border of the Abyss.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)16:57 No.6230116
    I like your style.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)16:58 No.6230120
    >Perhaps closer to D&D psionics mechanics-wise, but with preparing some spells/powers after rest by distributing points as you see fit and more points available via relatively slow channelling. I wonder how broken will infinite casting get...
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)16:59 No.6230125
    And about our plane and the abyss. How about in addition to the perimeter we've made for the Abyss, we also construct a wall around our entire Eternal Library/Plane, and limit access to a single gate.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)16:59 No.6230139
    Sorry to interject, I was one of the anonymous in the Slug Quest thread. You rock Bill Murray, I'm impressed with your talent for this kind of thing. That is all.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:00 No.6230144
    It would be simpler to just wall off the Abyss and place a gate on it.

    The Library IS in a astral divine plane. Not like we'll have lots of visitors...
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:00 No.6230147
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)17:00 No.6230151

    Make it finite. Like you said with spell points. If they try casting to much energy they either die or go insane (I believe Ligish or one of the others mentioned earlier that some Art users go insane when they try to take in to much power).
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:01 No.6230155
    One planar gate between our plane and a HUGE Ziggurat/Temple sounds nice.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:01 No.6230157

    It seems the traps reset themselves. They are quite similar to your protective runes in nature, though not in appearance.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:02 No.6230175
    Can we have our Art users dispel them easily?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:03 No.6230184
    Try to unravel them, also as Murray said, learn learn learn.
    >> Foryn 10/11/09(Sun)17:03 No.6230185
    I have momentarily forgotten if we have any mage lindorms, but if we do, send some Spellbreakers down there.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:03 No.6230197
    Well then, let's make note of the traps anyway.

    Also, embed a buttload of protection runes in our Eternal Library.

    And again, a question. We're the god of knowledge, our plane is a library.

    Does Hagran have his own divine plane? A mountaintop forge?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:06 No.6230221
    >That's "too much at once", though. It's been estabilished that you can channel minor amounts all day long, I think. Hm, Fort checks vs exhaustion could work. Also, most people only have the "prepare at the start of the day" version, a more flexible wizard casting, essentially. The talented ones, like Ligish, Andreus and Zhuang can channel.

    You improve the defenses between the Abyss and your realm.
    Which, come to think of it, has no real "outside" as far as you can tell.

    Yes, you might need a way to send daygaunts to the Material Plane. It will require many runes to sustain, though. Do you wish to assign all of your talented Art wielders to it or only some of them?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:07 No.6230231
    I believe we're all in the Library, but the library's original description was that its a HUGE place, with castles, lakes, chasms, mountains of books and such, etc.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:08 No.6230238
    >you might need a way to send daygaunts to the Material Plane.
    I KNEW IT!
    Fucking Demons in the material plane!
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:09 No.6230253
    I wonder if our Lindorms could damage those tunnels some more?
    Otherwise we need some way to make new tunnels down there.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:09 No.6230260

    >>Yes, you might need a way to send daygaunts to the Material Plane. It will require many runes to sustain, though. Do you wish to assign all of your talented Art wielders to it or only some of them?

    Only some of them, for now. The others should continue honing their skills and teaching their apprentices, building up our domain's Art capabilities.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:09 No.6230264
    All lindorms have a talent for magic, perhaps due to their reptilian nature. These traps are well-crafted and well-hidden, though. They might be even rigged to alert the aboleths of any tampering.

    You do learn a lot from studying them and proceed to apply this knowledge to your realm.

    The Library contains not only information about everything you know of, but also the objects themselves. Hagran has his divine workshop in it.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)17:10 No.6230266
    a couple name ideas for our central temple/gateway

    The Gates of Dawn
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:10 No.6230278
    Could we not create an alternative system later?
    As in, specially train future Art users to tattoo themselves with a special, powerful rune of Summoning or such, tuned to our divine creatures. (Imagine a mage whirling its staff in the air and opening a gate of flame, and out of it a horde of Daygaunts sweep out)
    Of course with downsides (like, no other, or limited Art schools)
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:11 No.6230279
    Their sonic weapons will cause the tunnels to collapse. You need some burrowing creatures indeed.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:11 No.6230285
    How about uh, something simple, like . . .

    The Library Door
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:12 No.6230300
    At least half of our art users on the gate.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:12 No.6230302
    Tattoo runes would be good.

    Similar to what the Masters has in place, though there's no knowing if those tattoos they had put on art users were runes of some kind.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:12 No.6230303
    How are things going with the dwarven mines over in Zhuang's homeland? Are they still worried about Horrors in the Deep, or have we secured those now? A reliable source of metal would be really very useful.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:13 No.6230310
    Have we secured those 3 new islands?
    Also did we decide on the appearance and personalities of Elves/Dwarves?
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)17:13 No.6230313
    I guess that would work too Mr Murray.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:14 No.6230320
    You'll have to research this possibility.

    >Also, hurray for names, this'll make voting much easier.

    >Any thoughts on the combat rules?

    The mines are now secured, thanks to your paladins.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:14 No.6230325
    You know, we talked about bringing in earth from the earth elemental realm.

    It was suggested to put it directly into the ocean to make more land, but then that would raise the sea level.

    What about bringing it over onto the land to make mountains. Mountains of metal. Useful metals to be mined and used by our faithful.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:16 No.6230347
    >You agreed on having the elves look like Xen'drik drow. Nothing else yet, though.

    Three islands? You control six and influence further seven. Of these, Ligish's home island and the two inhabited by Zhuang's people are the ones where your influence is strongest. Your mages are influential people among their kind.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:17 No.6230351

    We'd need an uninhabited island to do that, and all the islands we know about have people on them.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:18 No.6230363
    Wasn't there a rioting city and two more islands?
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)17:18 No.6230368
    I was pretty sure we had the elves' island be the base of aerial operations, but I could be wrong about that.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:19 No.6230372
    Locating useful materials will take more work than just dumping whatever you find into the sea, though. Might as well start looking.
    You'll have to be careful not to transport any earth elementals, though. They do not approve of open spaces and would probably attack any miners and collapse tunnels. Now, sending them loose in the aboleth's refuge...
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:20 No.6230384

    The rioting city got pacified by Shyla turning the riots into an open-air lovefest. They're pretty cool with us now.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:22 No.6230406
    >That's part of the seven I mentioned. One with elves, two with dwarves, one big city and three farming ones.
    >Yes. It was more along the lines of typical personalities and behaviour. There was one vote for "adventurous and curious".
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:23 No.6230414
    Send out explorers to find us one.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:24 No.6230423
    Also, missionaries in case there are people.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)17:24 No.6230432
    I would think a sense of adventurousness and curiosity would be necessary for a fledgling dirigible corps.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:27 No.6230465
    >The thing is: do we make it a common trait or are those just the ones most prone to risk-taking?

    With aboleths hiding in their tunnels, they should be able to sail the ocean safely. You send them out.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)17:30 No.6230502
    I vote as a common trait, but one that manifests during a certain lifephase or so.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)17:30 No.6230504

    Were the fish-men Kuo-Ta or however you say it?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:33 No.6230525
    >I'm thinking more along the lines of Sahuagin. Kuo-Toa are more frog-like than fish-like, I think.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:33 No.6230533
    Aboleths can infect people with their slime, transforming them in those creatures. They're probably humans.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:33 No.6230534
    What's the general mood of our followers? Delighted at the dawning of a wondrous new age? Optimistic and enthused about the future? Bewildered by the changes occurring around them? Unsettled by these new and frightening threats lurking in the shadows of the world?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:34 No.6230536
    The explorers have found a small island, rocky and barren, devoid of life.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:36 No.6230560
    >Or skum. Or all of these mixed together into a single force. Hard to decide, actually.

    They are delighted to live in such a glorious age. Whatever threats there may lurk in the dark depths of the oceans, they are confident you will protect your faithful from them.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:36 No.6230562
    -Ajax! Mother said we shouldn't play at the beach! -yelled the little girl to her brother, running and climbing up and down the jagged rocks and boulders that litter the sandy coast not far from their Village- I'm going to tell on you!

    -Oh come on Penelope, its not like anyway will find out, come, I found some pretty seashells for you~

    Needless to say, the girl gave in, and the pair had a long and fun filled day, playing in the sand, sometimes having quick dips in the warm water then just laying about basking in the sun. Needless to say they fell asleep, and when they came to their senses the sun was already setting, painting the coast with an orange hue. They quickly ran for their clothes which they left drying on a rock near the edge of water.

    -Mother is going to be soooo angry Ajax... -the girl fumed worriedly.

    -Quiet down already, I'll figur- And that was as far as he got as a long and thick tentacle curled around his body and lifted him up into the air.

    The girl screamed a heart piercing cry when she turned around and saw her brother captured in a writhing mass of tentacles that originated from the huge fish-like horror that crawled halfway out of the sea.

    The boy was covered in a vicious mucus, his vision was blurry, a strange voice sang into his very mind promising that all shall be well, with a soft tone of veiled hunger and lust.
    >> Faggit 10/11/09(Sun)17:36 No.6230568
    Another vet from thread 1 here, I'll use a name too because I'm conformist like that.

    Reality, did you draw a map yet? And what word from our Seagulls?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:36 No.6230570
    Is it completely explored?

    Uh, have some Lindorms explore the water around it.

    What's the distance from our main civilization?

    Also, releasing some Earth elementals into the Abo tunnels? Sounds interesting.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)17:37 No.6230573

    I actually like your explanation better than Reality's. Just seems more evil.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:37 No.6230574
    The girl screamed again and again as the thing slowly dragged her brother into the water, it seemed all hope was lost.

    Then a huge, furry creature burst out of the water and landed right on top of the aboleth and with claw and fang tore the tentacles into bloody bits and freed the boy. The fiend screamed in a voice no sane creature could reproduce and retreated from the beast that looked like a great overgrown otter.

    Momentarily forgetting about its opponent the otter placed the boy gently down on the sand, and with a few licks cleaned the mucus off him. After admiring its handy-work it nodded then turned around and jumped into the water.
    The girl ran up to her awakening brother and hugged him tightly as a thundering voice echoed from the sea.


    A new legend was born.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:38 No.6230590
    Let them continue their search. Find more islands and spread the love.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:38 No.6230594
    >Whoa. You make me feel ashamed for not putting much work into descriptions.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)17:39 No.6230605

    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:41 No.6230619
    And how are our people's airships coming?

    Would it be ridiculous to introduce steam power?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:41 No.6230626
    >Just checked and the slime thing is more for preparing food than making servants. Skum, however, are bred from human livestock.

    Yes, it's small, so not much to explore. It's on the other side of the archipelago. After a while, the lindorms report not finding anything.

    The explorers set sail again, embarking on their journey.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:43 No.6230644
    Some ancient greek dude actually invented a steam machine BC irl you know...

    Do I vaguely remember reading about a city in the Elemental Plane Of Earth? How was that possible?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:43 No.6230652
    >Hero of Alexandria.
    Steam power... Water's plentiful and your mastery over fire would make it a very potent power source.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:44 No.6230659
    It's cool. Now the writefags can come up with things themselves. Will make for some interesting stuff, I think.

    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:44 No.6230667
    >The Dao maybe? Their slaves wage a war with the elementals as they mine for precious gems and metals. They didn't come into existence yet, though.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:45 No.6230678
    Then steam power it is.

    Steam powered, bronze aged civilization, in a golden age of learning, with magic and gods and deific golems and dragons.

    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:46 No.6230684
    I'm not completely sure, but in War of the Spider Queen, someone merely gets touched by a tentacle and proceeds to change in one of those things.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:46 No.6230687
    Let's create a golem of stone and send him into the Elemental plane to attempt communication with the Elementals there.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:46 No.6230692
    >Indeed, didn't expect it'd go this well.

    >Also, FUCK YEAH OTTO!
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:47 No.6230699
    does anyone else get the 'Name That Pokemon!' vibe from OP's pic or is it just me?
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:48 No.6230717
    Here's another idea for defense on the mortal/physical plane.

    Some sort of golems, but with no consciousness of their own. Empty shells. When the need arises, specially trained art users can enter into a meditative trance, and temporarily transfer their consciousness into these golem bodies.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:48 No.6230719
    >Slime (Ex)
    >A blow from an aboleth’s tentacle can cause a terrible affliction. A creature hit by a tentacle must succeed on a DC 19 Fortitude save or begin to transform over the next 1d4+1 minutes, the skin gradually becoming a clear, slimy membrane. An afflicted creature must remain moistened with cool, fresh water or take 1d12 points of damage every 10 minutes. The slime reduces the creature’s natural armor bonus by 1 (but never to less than 0). The save DC is Constitution-based.
    >A remove disease spell cast before the transformation is complete will restore an afflicted creature to normal. Afterward, however, only a heal or mass heal spell can reverse the affliction.

    >Creative license, I guess.

    Perhaps it would be better to control such a statue yourself?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:49 No.6230730
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)17:50 No.6230740
    Hmm, never mind then. It sort of went like that in the books, anyway. Don't know much about the things rules-wise.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:50 No.6230741
    Well then let's go talk to some elementals in a maginficent stone body.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:51 No.6230748
    You already have those, but prepared for the golems from your Realm to inhabit.

    >The Gates of Dawn
    >The Library Door
    >Votes? Other suggestions?
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:51 No.6230749
    Forgot namefaggotry.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)17:52 No.6230761
    Augusta ran through through trees, zig-zagging as best she could. She'd been running for over an hour and she still knew he was following close behind. Tired, fatigued, and on the verge of just giving up, but she still kept running.

    Soon however, her hopes were dashed when she burst from the tree line, and came upon a small cove. A dead end that led to water. Maybe that was her answer, the water she contemplated.

    Her thoughts were then interrupted by the sound of breaking brush as her pursuer crashed through the grove behind her. Her burst out behind her, a large man carrying a spear. "Come here girl. Just stop running and this will all be over."

    She backed up against the shoreline as Marcus slowly stalked towards her, weapon in hand. But then, a thunderous crash came behind her, she saw Marcus's face grow shocked as a shadow covered them both in darkness, soon follow by a spray of water. Augusta turned around to see a gigantic beast behind her, towering higher than the canopies of the nearby trees. Blood red, wet fur shook as his body rumbled, clawed arms dangled perilously above her head. His face, like a wolf, teeth larger than her body growled. It opened it's mouth slowly then with a roar, breathed out white flames on Marcus. Augusta heard him scream loudly. But when the flames parted he just stood there perfectly fine, albeit now naked, weaponless, and without any genitals, but fine. He screamed and ran away into the trees for deer life.

    Behind her the beast was now nothing more than a small otter, it smiled at Augusta, gave her an old, dead clam, and disappeared.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:53 No.6230763
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:54 No.6230787
    You shift the stone body to the Elemental Plane of Earth. It arrives in a layer of loose sand, able to move around easily. Soon, you encounter an elemental. It speaks, in a language composed mainly of low, rumbling sounds.
    "What are you? Why are you here?"
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)17:54 No.6230790
    I support Mindharbor as well, it evokes protection and safety as well as thought and knowledge.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)17:56 No.6230804
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)17:56 No.6230806
    Well if it's called Miodharbor . . .

    It should all fit in with this island, tons of water theme this world has.

    Between the gate on the physical plane, and our Library, there is a sea. Divine ships ferry you across it.

    Otherwise, Mindharbor is just a fluff name.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)17:57 No.6230819

    I second Mindharbor.

    The Gates of Dawn should be used as something else. Maybe the gates to where the gods live.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)17:58 No.6230825
    The Mindharbor has a sea in it, of course. You set up the gate so that to reach it, you need to sail it. The gate should be done soon, incidentally.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)17:58 No.6230831
    !Try! to explain vaguely what we are, and that our intention is making the element of earth grow.

    (Make mountains with metal, and summon elementals in the Aboleth tunnels)
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)18:00 No.6230850
    And possibly increasing + connecting our islands without damaging the world.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:02 No.6230872
    "On the Material? More earth, yes. More metal. Less air. Less open space, yes. Do this."
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:02 No.6230877

    I assume you mean mountains rich in metal ores and stuff, right? A mountain made out of iron or whatever would be a pain in the butt to mine, given that it's probably almost as hard as whatever tools you might bring to bear.
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)18:04 No.6230898
    And uh, try to become friends.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:06 No.6230929
    Yes, yes of course. O__O

    I love rock, he'll never leave me, he doesn't have legs.
    Also, http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/5331632/#5334373 is relevant to Earth Elemental friendship.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)18:06 No.6230932
    Spread our religion amongst the Earth Elementals. You said that they walked around without purpose. Perhaps we can give them purpose.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:08 No.6230952
    I doubt they're intelligent enough...
    >> Bill Murray !!WYG9L8p7tJh 10/11/09(Sun)18:08 No.6230953
    I think they're purpose is making more rock and having less air.

    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)18:09 No.6230963

    Its intelligent enough to have a language.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:10 No.6230979
    You suspect it has a mindset much different than humans. How do you explain your religion to it?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:11 No.6230991
    How do we call the event when a god summons earth elementals into the Abyss?

    Heaven or Hell, lets Rock!

    So yeah, summon Earth Elementals on the small island, perhaps not permanently.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:11 No.6230994
    We'll have to be very careful with this make-a-mountain experiment, otherwise it'll be the equivalent of dumping a mountain in the middle of the ocean, with all the splashing that involves.

    One elemental, strictly supervised, and be ready to boot him back to the Earth Plane on a moment's notice if he looks like he's getting carried away.
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)18:11 No.6230996
    Well, I'm off to bed. This is really starting to wreck my rhythm. Have fun!
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:12 No.6231001
    I doubt the elementals even understand the concept of belief. It's not that they are stupid, they are just too fundamentally different.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)18:12 No.6231003

    Perhaps focus on the aspect of intelligence and protection. Probably try to instill the idea of purpose and drive into it.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)18:13 No.6231022
    I suppose though if they are too different then it might be pointless to bother. Moving on.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:14 No.6231028
    Problem is that even if we raise a elemental into some human-like intelligence and make it the ruler of elementals in the Material, its purpose will always be earthearthearth, not caring about balance and such...
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:15 No.6231039
    "Purpose? The purpose is more earth. Protection? I do not need it."
    >> Azulth 10/11/09(Sun)18:16 No.6231057
    And I can help you create more earth.

    >Really leaving now. :c
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:17 No.6231068
    Just as I said.

    Lets limit how long summons last, like unless its recasted every errr, month the elemental crumbles into mundane stone.
    >> Faggit 10/11/09(Sun)18:18 No.6231080
    Tell it that we will grant it passage into the material realm so that it can earthearthearth where it is needed the most.

    Surely that's better than being unable to earthearthearth outside of his elemental plane?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:19 No.6231093
    >See ya.

    Actually, you will be able to force it to return to the Elemental Plane of Earth at any moment.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)18:20 No.6231100
    Just for fun, can we inspire some creativity in the golems? Maybe have them start working on statues and other works of art with their work.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:21 No.6231110
    >Yes, you agreed on that already. >>6231039 was about converting to your religion.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:21 No.6231112

    OK, that's cool. If it agrees to follow our instruction in the type of earth it creates, we will allow it to abide for a time in the Material Realm and further the cause of Earth. It will not be granted free reign, but some extra earth is better than no extra earth, right?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:21 No.6231114
    Yes, but a contract sounds better, also would they be angry that after connecting a few islands and raising a few mountains we just banish them?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:22 No.6231118
    Yes, it should be interesting.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:22 No.6231125
    Lets see if the water elementals would be interested in removing some of the water for us so we can have more land mass also and give less teritory for the aboleths.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:23 No.6231131

    Basically, we'd like a big heap of mineral-rich stone please, not a bajillion cubic feet of, say, alluvial silt.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:24 No.6231154

    I doubt it. Just as the earth elementals are all about MOAR EARTH, the water elementals will be alla bout MOAR WATER. Their idea of awesome good times is drowning the world.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:25 No.6231163
    Contract is awesome.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:25 No.6231164
    Never, a water elemental would want exactly the opposite.
    >> Faggit 10/11/09(Sun)18:30 No.6231241
    Then wouldn't fire elementals want to evaporate water? Try them.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:30 No.6231248
    "Contract? Very well. I agree to your terms."
    Where do you wish to summon the elemental?
    >> Tripstraight 10/11/09(Sun)18:31 No.6231255
    The empty island.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:32 No.6231268
    well we have to figure out some way to get rid of some water here guys do we have enough power to simply will it not to exist yet? Or can we change the water to earth?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:32 No.6231275
    This. Make it a dorf's wetdream.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:33 No.6231290
    This sounds reasonable. And fire elementals might want to focus on the "fire" aspect of your religion.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)18:34 No.6231293
    How about we just influence the poles to freeze some more water? Thereby lowering water level without actually removing any water itself.
    Or am I just failing climatology here?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:35 No.6231309
    Ok so lets go into one of our glass golems with divine fire and visit the plane of fire.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:37 No.6231337
    I guess. If we're visiting the elemental planes one after another.

    Daygaunt to the Elemental Plane of Air.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:38 No.6231365

    Depending on how big the world is, I'm not sure that making one island bigger is going to have catastrophic results on the sea level. Maybe if we were dropping a new Australia in the middle of the ocean.

    Of course, expanding the island slowly and steadily would be good, rather than just dumping a mountain's worth of stone into the sea. It'd cause ripples.

    Can we make a request for it to have a nice coating of delicious rich soil too?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:40 No.6231384
    You summon the earth elemental.
    "So much air. So much water. Let there be more earth."
    Soon, the island turns into a steep mountain.
    "Must I return so soon?"
    >> Faggit 10/11/09(Sun)18:43 No.6231430
    ask him to convert the soil in our fields to something more fertile, so crops will grow in abundance. we should let him stay until he's happy, without letting him go overboard.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:44 No.6231440
    Or point towards the Aboleth tunnels.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:44 No.6231442
    With a voice that sounds like crackling of flames, a fire elemental greets the golem.
    "Servant of the Flame-Wielder, no? Want something?"

    "HahahahaHAHAHA! Oh Lord, there is no GRAVITY here! Glorious!"
    The daygaunt is clearly enjoying herself.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:45 No.6231450
    "More earth. It shall be so."
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:46 No.6231456
    >must i return so soon
    Maybe a pathway between one or two of the islands?
    On the condition that he'll stop before the water level rises. (if we can tell that is)
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:47 No.6231466
    You should secure the help of a fire elemental first just to be safe.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:48 No.6231477
    Offer the same contract, BURN on the Material.

    Take a mental note to create a no-gravity zone in our divine realm, so that our daygaunts can have fun, and 0-gravity crafting :3
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:48 No.6231479
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    Boil a mountain's worth of sea water and you're going to end up with a big patch of ocean that's been rendered sterile because you've boiled the life out of it. That's not great.

    Then think about where all that evaporated water's going to go. Evaporating it doesn't destroy it, it just moves it into the atmosphere - and eventually it'll come down again.

    Pic related.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:49 No.6231496
    Only water!
    >> Faggit 10/11/09(Sun)18:52 No.6231516
    I wonder if we can banish water into the elemental plane, though I suppose the water elementals won't like it.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)18:52 No.6231522
    "Burn! Yes! Burn what?"

    >It's a creature made of elemental fire. Laws of physics kinda stop mattering that much.
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)18:54 No.6231536
    Maybe our form should be that of an elemental composed of air, rock, fire and water.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:54 No.6231537

    Ah, OK. My main worry was that we'd pump enough water into the atmosphere to have the whole forty-days-and-forty-nights deluge going on.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)18:55 No.6231541
    Must we resurrect the form discussions again?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)18:55 No.6231544
    We're not an elemental deity...
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)18:56 No.6231549

    Just for interacting with the elementals. Nothing permanent.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)18:57 No.6231553
    Yes would you like to rid the material plane of some water for us? but we ask that you not hurt any of our followers. In return we will let you destroy any of those water loveing aboleths that you wish to.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)18:57 No.6231557
    That's what the suits are for.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:08 No.6231655
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:09 No.6231658
    >Boil the seaaaaa you can't take the sky from meeee!
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:09 No.6231665
    "Burn! Will burn! Yes!"
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:10 No.6231675

    We're going to have to watch this guy so freakin' closely.

    I mean, yeah, he's just doing what's in his nature, but holy shit the potential for things to go horribly wrong is immense.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)19:10 No.6231676

    Now air and divinely blessed otter to water (the second one might end... badly... but whatever)
    >> Shas'o R'myr !!TZikiEEr0tg 10/11/09(Sun)19:11 No.6231681

    Burn away the atmosphere?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:17 No.6231740
    lets bring him in then but watch him closly
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:17 No.6231743
    The daygaunt finally stops flying around and locates an air elemental, a sentient whirlwind. Its language consists of drawn-out whistles and wails, sounding like the wind itself.
    "What do you want, flying creature?"
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)19:20 No.6231769
    Do we have a holy place? A location the faithful can travel to and pray at en mass?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)19:20 No.6231770
    Tell it of the Material Realm, and that we would have it spread its empty nature in it, under a contract.

    Also people, we don't have to summon the fire/air/water elementals, we just made deals with them that if we want to, we can.
    >> Faggit 10/11/09(Sun)19:22 No.6231789
    Why do we want more air? Did I miss something, because I don't see the point.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:22 No.6231792
    You summon the fire elemental.
    "Water! Burn! E-VA-PO-RATE! HAHAHA! YES!"
    "You too?"
    Water is simply disintegrated in contact with pure elemental fire. Soon, all the fourteen islands are bridged.
    "A-BO-LETH! BURN!"
    "Fool. Underwater."
    "WON'T STOP ME!"
    "Foolish fool. Merge with me. Magma shall endure."
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)19:22 No.6231793
    Well, not yet for the water.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:23 No.6231798
    You're just making deals should you need them in the future.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)19:24 No.6231811
    Holy fucking shit, did these two fell in love or what?

    Magma elemental vs Aboleths.

    "Your floor is now lava"

    Always useful to have a contract with elemental powers.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)19:26 No.6231829
    Also, Reality, do I suspect correctly that these aren't your run-of-the-mill elementals but more like Primordial Elementals?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:27 No.6231835

    For when we make our underwater dome-city.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)19:29 No.6231854
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    People, the levels of awesomeness we have concocted here is off the charts.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:30 No.6231872
    Point of order: Have we had any kind of contact at all with the Abyssals since we sealed them off? Do we know anything about them at all?
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:32 No.6231891
    OOC I just new we could get rid of the aboleths with the fire elementals. those guys hate anything to do with water.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:32 No.6231893
    >It's that thread you linked. Very inspiring.

    The elementals indeed merge, forming a magma... elemental? You're pretty sure magma isn't an element. Paraelemental, maybe?

    It proceeds to sink down to the ocean floor and flood the aboleth tunnels with lava.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:33 No.6231917
    Such win in just a short period of time now we will have to deal with the demons invading our personal plane.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:34 No.6231925
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:34 No.6231929
    >Sure, why not. Probably not THE primordials, but close.

    You managed to read the minds of a few. The best it gets is a "KILLMAIMBURN!" mentality.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:36 No.6231942
    >Quasielements are "element + positive/negative energy", such as the radiance daygaunts are made of, lightning, salt, et cetera, IIRC
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:44 No.6232018
    Okay, so this world has positive and negative energy, fair enough.

    Just don't start with the whole "absolute good and evil" and "detect evil" bullshit. I mean, please, this is great right now, let's not fag that up.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:44 No.6232031
    so how are the aboleths reacting to there new enemy? and how quickly are they dieing?
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:46 No.6232044
    >No way, I hate that bullshit. Especially since I saw the "deathless". "Oops, we want good undead but we made negative energy evil... Let's make them powered by positive energy instead of fixing the stupid thing!"
    >Also, the soul-stuff is positive energy, if you haven't figured that out yet. That's why it heals, but too much is bad.
    >> Foryn !itoPAkhkHE 10/11/09(Sun)19:46 No.6232048
    I think their reaction would be rather quick.
    And by reaction I mean dying.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:47 No.6232061

    Well, did we kill 'em?

    It's a point of principle to genocide them at this point, after all.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:48 No.6232069
    They're fleeing the tunnels. Some of them are trying to banish it.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:51 No.6232120

    Dump some mucus-b-gone spells on 'em, that should ruin their shit.
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)19:52 No.6232133

    Yeah, cleanse all mucus, send in some lindorms.

    We got em on the run now.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:54 No.6232150
    You cleanse the mucus. One of them quickly responds with a prepared mucus-creating spell. They manage to keep this up until the paraelemental, kept busy by their minions, is banished.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)19:55 No.6232171
    >How about we do the battle tomorrow? I should be done with the magic part of the system by then. Also, does anyone know a decent tool for basic map-making?
    >> The Harlequin Rose 10/11/09(Sun)19:59 No.6232228

    Is the place with the Crystal the plane of positive energy?
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)20:02 No.6232266
    Somewhere in the Eternal Library, the workshop of the Craftsman, the Firstborn is nestled, and there does Hagran, also known as Hephaestus live with his divine consort Shyla.

    The giant man was usually tending to the many forges, anvils, to rivers of molten steel crafting the treasures his Father asked for, but today was a bit special.
    Earlier he sent a Daygaunt to fetch his wife from her gardens and now he was finishing the preparations. In-front of him a single decorated anvil and a small stream of molten metal upon it, and his trusty hammer that has created almost all of the exalted treasures Father requested.

    Somewhere a door opened and closed loudly, and a dazzling figure approached him. Shlya as always wore her green robes made out of living plants, her slender arms entwined in ivy and grape, and her golden wheat hair cascading down her shoulders. She waved her hand infront of herself and coughed a bit as she was still unaccustomed to the smoke and grime of the Smith's foundry.

    -You summoned me dear husband? -she inquired, her voice ringing like a small creek in the woods.

    Hagran nodded and motioned her to come closer, while lifting the heavy hammer from beside the anvil.

    -Come, come woman, I shall ask thee, what craft lies in your tender arms? Come, aid me, let ye use my metal hammer as well ye can.

    The woman looked confused.

    -But husband... I... I was not created for this, I grow things, not make and sculpt them...

    -Be that as it is, but still, we were born by Father's blessing and serve him loyally till forever, but we be our own beings as well. Come now, do not be afraid.

    The woman, while still unsure how this will go, stepped up to the Craftsman.

    -Here lass, hold mine hammer, its been a tool of many works, many wonders, let it guide you, ye needs only to imagine what lies in ye soul, the hammer will aid you.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)20:02 No.6232269
    >Yes. The crystal was vaguely inspired by the Bastion of Souls from Magic of Incarnum.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)20:03 No.6232281
    Shyla took the heavy hammer from the Smith, her petite hands lifting it as easily as her husband's large fists. Hagran stepped behind the woman and placed a hand on her hip to steady her, and another guided her hand.

    The Gardener awkwardly raised the hammer towards the sky, and after a moment of hesitation brought it down with crushing might upon the molten metal. Sparks flew in every direction and the metal twisted and churned upon the anvil. The woman's hand shook.

    -Husband... I, I can't do this, I am not made for-

    -Again, tis was a fine strike, ye needs only concentrate more.

    The woman raised the hammer once more, and struck the anvil again. The metal churned and twisted even more chaotically.

    -Imagine what lays in your heart Shyla, what is that you wish to make, what be true to you! Give it yer heart and soul!

    And she lifted the hammer a third time, and brought it down with shattering force. And then it happened. The molten metal churned, twisted and bubbled, then suddenly it swirled up into the air, thickening and spiraling madly, then where it met the anvil, small rivulets flew down and wrapped around its heavy frame. Then finally, the top of the strange tube burst into a hundred different strands, a hundred different branches, and from those branches leaves of emerald, and fruits of gold grew, and the metal solidified into pure bronze.

    The Smith stepped back and inspected the living tree of bronze, then after a nod hugged the tired but happy woman to his side.

    -Ye see Shyla? Yer magic crafted something even I could not, a true child...
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)20:06 No.6232322
    Yay! Genocide, genocide.

    I'm getting sleepy anyway.
    >> Faggit 10/11/09(Sun)20:06 No.6232332
    Some quick googling and I found these
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)20:08 No.6232353
    >If that's what you can come up with when you're sleepy, I'd love to see some of your work written when you're fully awake.
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)20:09 No.6232361
    It would involved the Twins, gratuitous nakedness, and something sticky that is not soulstuff.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)20:11 No.6232393
    >Getting Campaign Cartographer 3, but I was curious if anyone has actually used any tool like that.
    >> Reality !ta922ttXCI 10/11/09(Sun)20:11 No.6232406
    >I think that answers at least one question regarding the Twins...
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)20:15 No.6232457
    I didn't say who's sticky stuff. :3
    Their gender status should be permanently frozen as: Unknown.

    My writefag skills are basic, plus I'm tired, Hagran sounds a bit like a damned Builder from the Thief series, it was hard not to make Shyla talk like a Pagan (For example: cutsy the manfools so that they'll bleedsy on the leafy ones, mine tulips and mine thiselades, etc.)
    >> Blackheart 10/11/09(Sun)20:17 No.6232487
    Pagan talk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AAzkPkiImo
    >> Anonymous 10/11/09(Sun)20:37 No.6232756
    I'd advise against this unless you feel like learning a fullblown CAD program.
    It's not easy, but CC3 is about the best fantasy campaign program out there.

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