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    348 KB Deity Quest VIII Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)15:46 No.18057604  
    Previous Threads: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Uraemrys

    [Sorry this is late]
    You are Uraemrys, the Abdal. God of Judgement and god of knowledge. Beholder of Truth and Grasper of the Infinite.

    You and four other gods have created a brand new universe. Thus far this universe has a single planet that holds life. This planet is Apotheosi, that which brings the ascent, named for the intentions each of the gods have for its denizens: Ascending to the brightest hights of morality, to morality's darkest depths, to the greatest beauty, to the most perfect enlightenment, or to the most epic of legends.

    Recently, the necromancer Falees battled with Ur, Elkot, and Mae in the desert very near your obelisk. Falees would have been killed in this battle, but made a pact with the demon Mephisto that ultimately ended with Falees missing a large part of his soul lost in the duel with Ur and having the void filled with a detached fragment of Mephiso's soul. This new creature, with a soul half mortal and half demon, was called a vampire by Picus. It calles itself Mephistopheles. Seemingly a mostly different being than the original Falees, Mephistopheles fled from the desert.

    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)15:48 No.18057618
    What a time to see this thread.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)15:55 No.18057667
    Looking down upon the former battlefeild, you see Ur and Mae traveling back to the obelisk and Elkot already there. Ur clutches his formerly wooden staff, the formerly being a necissary addition because the addition of a demon's soul to the staff has caused it to warp into a void black line of frozen fire. The newly born vampire rides within a zombie sandworm towards the south-east edge of the desert.

    Looking around your current location, the moon, you see that none of the other gods have left yet. Formless is trying to convince a dubious Sarma that sparkles would have been a awesome and/or beautiful trait for vampires, while Ius and Picus seem to be having a discussion regarding the nature of mortal/immortal relationships. A few obsidian hands from your throne still hover around offering a now greatly depleted supply of snacks.

    Is there anything you would like to observe on Apotheosi? Would you like to speak with any of the gods? Or perhaps there is even a particular action you would like to take upon the mortal world?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:00 No.18057697
    Ur needs to be careful of that staff. If he feels things are getting dodgy, he should ditch it in one of the ruins.

    I think one of the suggestions from the last thread was to check in on Anya, the first lycanthrope. They wanted to see what form she'd chosen and see how she's faring nowadays.

    Also, make sure not to bring up to Formless the nature of the dragonborn drakfae. I wanna see his reaction myself.

    Since everyone is here, we may as well get a progress report from the other gods, see what they've been up to and what they think so far of Apotheosi.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:00 No.18057700
    Is timeskip an option?
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)16:11 No.18057784
    You decide to talk to each of the other gods.

    You approach Sarma and Formless. Formless sees you moving near and speaks, "I really need to get a champion now. That was epic what yours and Picus' did, though I guess he wasn't really Picus' champion till after the duel... Still though, I think I'll do like you said and not rush it. I'll just wait till someone suitably awesome comes along. I may even wait till these civilizations get some actual weaponry so he can have a cool one."

    You nod at him. "What did you think Sarma?"

    She replies, "It was truly spectacular. I agree with Formless in that it has inspired me towards annointing my own champion, though unlike him I beleive I have a mortal already in mind."

    "Arya?" You guess.

    "Yes." She answers.

    You turn to see what Ius and Picus think.


    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:22 No.18057868
    Yeah, we all knew she would pick Arya. Good on her for it.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)16:23 No.18057875
    You hover over to where Ius and Picus are conversing.

    ". . . But only if the receiver is willing and the giver suffers significant weakness untill the majority of his demon soul regenerates." You hear Ius finish.

    "Fair enough," Picus responds, "It is not meant to be a means of giving them greater power anyway, rather a means of sealing a deal in much the same manner as a demon." He turns to you, "It was an intersting battle Uraemrys, that your champion won through innovative use of necromancy rather than overwhelming force was quite fitting."

    "Yes," Ius adds in, "I am quite fond of your champion. Though he is clearly a follower of your ideals he also acts exemplary of how I wish more other mortals would act."

    "What do you plan on doing now?" You ask them both.

    Picus answers first, "I plan on investigating the dragonborn drakfey. I beleive he has great potential for his race. In fact I would appreciate it if you would shine some of your favor upon him Uraemrys, not now of course but as he grows. The drakfey need a scholar in their midst, and it would ease me some to see you take interest in a mortal who couldn't also pass for a servant of Ius." He glances at Ius, "No offense."

    Ius nods wearily at him before answering you, "Nothing much. I prefir a more passive approach. Though there is a fey in Ium currently trying to bring the fey wizards and human leaders together to share something he seems to have gotten from one of your ruins. I will probably observe this."

    The gods mostly depart at this point.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:28 No.18057902
    rolled 6 = 6

    I think we should take a look at what is going on at the obelisk. I want to see what knowledge are Ur and Mae able to draw from it and what exactly they teach Elkot. Also, if either Ur or Elkot have any insight on the now transformed staff.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)16:29 No.18057910
    You may, once again, attempt to perform a particular action upon to mortal world, observe something in the world as it is now, or alow time to lapse and watch it carefully.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:30 No.18057913
    I want to see what personal growth/change Elkot experiences in the time it takes his soul to heal. I also want to watch Arya to see what Sarma does with her. Also, let's arrange, though apparent chance and circumstance, the means for the dragonborn to become better educated.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:35 No.18057961
    I think we shall do as Picus suggested and give the dragonborn some small divine inspiration--just a small bit of fortune cookie wisdom to start him off.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)16:37 No.18057984
    rolled 12 = 12


    i'm gonna roll and vote for these cause they all sound good
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:39 No.18058001
    rolled 41 = 41

    If memory serves me right, the dragonborn darkfey and his mother are fleeing from the darkfey on the southern continent. Perhaps we can send them some divine inspiration to lead them to one of our ruins. They can hide and take refuge there, and maybe uncover some knowledge that can be passed to the boy as he grows.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:40 No.18058015
    Yeah, let's have the path 'by luck' be stumbled upon by them, leading them to a 'miraculously safe' part of the ruins. Mind you, it still won't be safe, it just won't be dangerous.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:42 No.18058029
    I agree, but make sure it's a part of the ruins without many noteworthy snippets.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)16:44 No.18058052
    rolled 2 = 2

    i'm liking what i see
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)16:46 No.18058074

    now that i think about it, shouldn't we have some sort of deterrent to keep the invader away from the ruins?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:47 No.18058086
    We do. Elementals. We have to aim them for a part of the ruins with few, weak elementals.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)16:50 No.18058112
    ah, alrighty then
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:50 No.18058114
    if we do this though, there is a possibility that the kid grows up hating the drakfey because all they did was hunt him down.

    And then we're responsible for the creation of yet another villain.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:50 No.18058118
    Hey, can we create lesser gods to work for us? Y'know creating a pantheon of knowledge and judgement and stuff?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:51 No.18058125
    rolled 68 = 68

    I'm just further expounding on my submission here, but having the boy grow up in one of the ruins, surrounded by mystery and hidden knowledge, would surely inspire him to be a scholar. Or, at the very least, to become more scholarly then the rest of the darkfey.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:51 No.18058132
    rolled 85 = 85

    Alright! Deity Quest is back!

    Let's see, our current list of immediate concerns:
    -How Arya is doing, and the process of her becoming Sarma's champion.
    -Providing the dragonborn with inspiration, and safety from the drakfey hordes, perhaps in the ruins beneath Red River.
    -Further events at the Pillar of Knowledge, and interactions between Ur, Mae, and Elkot.
    -The results of the tablet discovered in the ruins.

    I say take a look at any and all of these where applicable.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:51 No.18058133
    No, it will be the Drakfey's fault. We're just providing a place with information for an inquisitive young mind. We are doing nothing else to shape its behaviour.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)16:55 No.18058169
    You take what Picus said to heart and look upon the dragonborn drakfey. Although now it may be more appropriate to refer to him by the name his mother has given him, Vimic. They are on the move once more, with a small group of five other fey, A troop of drakfey approach slowly into their direction about half a mile behind. They are coming close to one of your ruins, and you have decided to lead them there so that Vimic may be safe and grow with access to information he will need to learn. You command a wind elemental to guide them there in the most subtle way it can, and it complies.

    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:57 No.18058178
    rolled 53 = 53

    Still, though, it seems that giving the dragonborn cause for hostility against the drakfey is counterproductive to all of our goals. Ideally, we would want the dragonborn to be capable of living among his people as a voice of reason, not as another antagonist towards them. We and Picus both desire such an outcome. Formless might also be a bit peeved if the dragonborn wound up an enemy of his kind when there's already enough hostility against his race, the larger part of which has already been hijacked by the dragon Acipeph.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)16:58 No.18058196
    No, we don't give a shit about that kind of thing. We're giving him knowledge - if Picus wants to shape him further, that's up to him, not us. We would need to interfere way less subtly than our standard operating procedure to do anything more than that.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:00 No.18058219
    rolled 75 = 75

    If I remember correctly, in the last thread we gave the dragonborn drakfey obsidian coloring rather than the normal drakfey red. That's a good start to any further divine favor we might shed on him, which admittedly shouldn't be too much until he/she is a bit older.

    I also think we should keep an eye or three on the obelisk, to see how things are progressing there. In particular, I'm interested in seeing if Ur decides to test out his new daemon-staff, and what (if any) powers it has.

    Primarily, however, I think it's time we checked up on the rest of the races at large. We should drop in on Ium and Red River to see how the governing bodies are doing so far.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:01 No.18058226
    Don't forget Falees's abandoned kingdom.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:02 No.18058229
    rolled 74 = 74

    Well he is being pursued by the darkfey, we can't really change that. And given the darkfey's reputation around the world, he probably will not be welcomed by any of the other civilizations. Once he matures, joining other darkfey will probably be his only choice besides living in seclusion.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:02 No.18058236
    rolled 85 = 85

    We decided when we determined the result of a dragon/fey coupling that the offspring would be more intelligent and even-headed than a normal drakfey. Part of the reason behind this was to counterbalance the drakfey's aggressive and warlike tendencies by creating the potential for a scholar caste that is more open toward the idea of peace.

    After all, open conflict isn't exactly conducive to our goals, and we ARE trying to spread knowledge across the world. This is merely a facilitation of such.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:02 No.18058237
    Drakfey, mate. Drakfey.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:04 No.18058255
    rolled 62 = 62

    I have been misreading that for eight threads. I don't even know...
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:05 No.18058262
    Yeah, they're draconic fey, hence the terrible portmanteau. Fucking formless.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)17:05 No.18058263
    Arya isn't doing anything notable as of now, merely resting in the woods somewhere south-west of Ium.

    The fey at Ium who holds the tablet is currently mediating a discussion between two other fey and four humans, the high preist of Ius and Edatel are among the humans. Watching the conversation for a few minitues makes it apparent to you that Edatel is trying to subtly botch the diplomacy, the real humans are trying to get the fey to cooperate, and the two fey are both demanding that the fey with the tablet cease this nonsense and give it to them directly. The fey all take humanoid shapes with several minor unnatural or exaggerated features, as seems standard for fey in human company.

    Ur and Mae have arrived back at the obelisk, and discuss the recent battle with each other. Elkot sulks by himself a distance away, after refusing soul healing from Ur.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:08 No.18058298
    rolled 33 = 33

    I read it as him just making evil fey, which was just as unimaginative and "that god". But the truth makes a lot more sense.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:08 No.18058303
    rolled 99 = 99

    Take a closer look at the meeting between the humans/fey/Edatel. If possible, also try to see what Ur and Mae are saying.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:11 No.18058324
    rolled 59 = 59

    Adding to this, I'd like to know what knowledge is on the tablet.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:17 No.18058383
    Seconded. A little redundant, given the fact that he rolled a 99, but seconded all the same.

    Different guy, but I see your point. Unfortunately, having a more intelligent, slightly less aggressive drakfey might only provide a chance for Picus to install a priest or mage caste capable of directing the aggression of the normal drakfey into a formidable military presence able to conquer the rest of the continent. Knowledge can be used for evil too, as Falees proved so recently.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:17 No.18058386
    Wait who are these fey that they are demanding anything? Its not like they are part of a larger tribe. If the tablet is given to the fey, would it even help anyone besides the three fey present here?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:18 No.18058393
    Yes, but we're not Good. We don't concern ourselves with that. Just knowledge. Good/Evil is Ius and Picus's thing.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:18 No.18058397
    rolled 94 = 94

    I'd think a good way to set the dragonborn on the right path is to insure he has a curious mind. As he grows older we can leave questions in his dreams, things he will hunger to learn the answers to.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:19 No.18058403
    Picus or Formless, I should have said. Either one of them might seize the opportunity to turn the dragonborn drakfey into an instrument exclusively of their will.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:21 No.18058417
    Which is their own prerogative. Picus asked us to give the dragonborn knowledge - which is more than we were going to do to begin with - so we'll facilitate that. Nothing more, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:22 No.18058429
    True, but we weren't so happy with Falees, were we? He was acquiring knowledge, but he was doing so through a demonic pact. Furthermore, he was using this knowledge to enslave his fellow humans and gain more power. We support the gathering of knowledge for knowledge's sake, not necessarily for power. Also, we have a vested interest in maintaining some kind of balance, and so we should be very careful here.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)17:23 No.18058437
    you know he's got a point here, we should be careful with how we bless this dragonborn
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:24 No.18058450
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    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:24 No.18058451
    The real point was that he was actively hoarding knowledge away from his subjects, and that the knowledge was gained without learning. That said, we didn't so much dislike Falees for that as not-like him. We were willing to let him destroy Ur if he had the means. We don't interfere. That's just not how we work.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)17:25 No.18058459
    You decide to investigate the discussion over the tablet more closely. The fey wizards clearly think they are far superior to the humans and that cooperation with them is not in any way benficial to them. The humans on the other hand know that the few wizards have much to offer, and struggle to explain a variety of different ways the humans may be able to reciprocate. Primarily the humans are trying to convence the fey that a union is necissary to defeat the drakfey. Elkot continues to phrase the humans arguments in eloquent and charismatic ways, much to the struggling humans thanks, but you are aware that he is actually wording the arguments in such a way as to imply insult to the fey's ego. The high priest seems to catch on to this every now and then, though he probably attributes it to accident, and remedies any offence he can.

    Ur is examining his staff. He mentions to Mae that he is thinking of burying it, but she tells him that she thinks he would do a better job of protecting it than even secrecy. He asks her about her progress with her understanding of fey psychology and they discuss the subject for some time. Afterwords Ur mentions that he actually prefirs traveling to decyphering knowledge here, that he not only enjoys learning firsthand more than through the pillar but that by staying here he is denying the people he would otherwise meet on his travels the knowledge he could confer to them.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:26 No.18058469
    rolled 47 = 47

    I think we were more pissed with Falees due to the fact that he kind of demanded power from us that he wasn't worthy of, and didn't put in the effort to actually gain any of his knowledge through study. Instead he got all of his power through a demonic pact and tried to act as if he deserved more. We also didn't like that he wasn'[t spreading any of the knowledge but only kept it to himself, to increase his own power. His evilness really had nothing to do with it. The only problem with evil for us is that evil people tend to be less in alignment with our goals and philosophies, as Falees demonstrated. We judge them on a case to case basis though, not on the basis of whether they're good or evil.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:27 No.18058478
    But it's not like we had anything to do with Falees. The one time he turned to us we told him the way the method that we favor to gain knowledge, and he wasn't very keen on the idea.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:28 No.18058489
    Heh, Ur has wanderlust. I'm fine with that. Also, I'm glad that our fey are proving to be so very much unlike us.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:29 No.18058491
    What's Sarma doing?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:29 No.18058494
    rolled 78 = 78

    Those will the desire to pursue knowledge will always be dangerous tools, but that's not our concern. So long as they love knowledge for knowledge's own sake we are pleased. That is all we will instill the dragonborn with on our own, beyond that his morality is up to fate or other gods to decide. He could become a conqueror, albeit one more enlightened than his brethren. He could attempt a coup to free his people from Draconic control and hedge in their warlike ways. Personally I'd like to see Ius win this one, but mostly because he doesn't really seem to be having much success in the one area we know his attention to be directed at and he could use a win.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:31 No.18058520
    rolled 27 = 27

    Time to make our will known here, I think.

    Let the tablet briefly blaze with indigo light, and let all who gaze into that light see our hourglass-pupiled eye staring back at them.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)17:32 No.18058527
    Elkot is the dragon guarding the Obsidian Spire, right? What's the name of the dragon stationed at Mt. Ius? Because they're two different entities altogether.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:32 No.18058529
    I'm going to guess that you didn't mean "Elkot".

    As we have a vested interest in the tablet, I propose that the fey who found it accidentally activates one of its features, which is to create a common language at that very moment.

    Or something that allows people to understand each other.

    As for Ur, send him a vision letting him know to always keep the staff by his side as it is now an artifact of immense power that could do so much harm in the wrong hands.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:32 No.18058531
    rolled 84 = 84

    I don't like this idea. It seems too direct and manipulative. I think growing up in the ruins will be inspiration enough.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)17:34 No.18058546

    [derp. That's the second time I've mixed them up. Your right, my mistake.]
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:34 No.18058548
    That's fucking dumb. Its only 'feature' is that it has some half-intact notes concerning introductory Arcane magic. It isn't magic at all. Also, fuck sending Ur a vision. That's too directly interventional for my tastes.
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)17:34 No.18058550
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    "Falees!" Ur shouts, "I give you this one chance to show your fealty to my god. I am Ur, the first: The first lich, the first to see the eternal world which enwrapes our own, the first to use magic not engrained in my blood, the first wanderer, the first teacher, the first student, the first to traverse continents without the aid of flight or gills, the first to reach the obelisk of Uraemrys for its intended purpose, and by Uraemrys I shall be the first to show you to all of existence to be the pretender to true power and all which has value that you are. Show you do not value pride or power by surrendering to me and casting away the demon who is your tutor, or be the first to be destroyed by me."

    just thought I would share
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)17:34 No.18058555
    rolled 20 = 20

    That's a good idea. The dissemination of knowledge is facilitated by the presence of a common language. I think that a bit of a divine push is in order, just so that all parties can understand one another. We're just balancing things out again.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:36 No.18058566
    No, it's a fucking terrible idea. That isn't our style at all. We never get that directly involved. Even when actively prayed to, we just send messages and visions.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:36 No.18058570
    Would it be possible for Ur to copy down a section of the writing on the obelisk, and study it while traveling?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:36 No.18058576
    rolled 90 = 90

    Why not both of these?

    The impression of our eye should only last for a split second though. A single flash that burns the image of it into their minds.
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    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:37 No.18058579
    He doesn't even know which portion holds what. The entire obelisk is heavily encrypted.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:37 No.18058585
    rolled 66 = 66

    Eh, it's not like we would appear to him in his dreams. He goes to sleep and wakes up wonder why the sky is blue or how fruit grows.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:37 No.18058589
    rolled 97 = 97

    >accidentally common
    Fuck no, that's bloody stupid, 'sides I think they already have one?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:37 No.18058591
    Awesome drawing!
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:37 No.18058597
    Because it's stupid. We don't do that kind of stuff.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:38 No.18058598
    I don't see you doing much to help and both of those seem like good suggestions in order to spread knowledge.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:38 No.18058607
    rolled 61 = 61

    We'd interfere too much. We'd go against our own ideals for crying out loud.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:39 No.18058614
    We don't spread knowledge actively, we give people the means to learn. We don't want knowledge to spread, per se, we just want people to learn. What you're suggesting the the exact same thing as that demon giving Falees knowledge. It is exactly opposite to how we operate. As such, it's a fucking terrible suggestion.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)17:39 No.18058619
    I'd argue that there's a difference between being "hands-off" and being motionless. Ur, for instance, is our prophet and champion, the one person we *should* regularly keep in touch with. We do much direct stuff, true, but we shouldn't do nothing, either, especially if other gods are directly intervening. We watch and we protect and encourage the spread of knowledge. I fear that, in your effort to stay true to our former duty, you forget the latter.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)17:40 No.18058623
    I must agree with the anon that it's really not our style. I would personally see how it turns out, and we should only act if actually necessary.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:40 No.18058625
    But it's the same thing Mephisto did for Falees, giving knowledge without someone learning. That is SO far from our style.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)17:41 No.18058631

    [Epic, awesome job. I'm honored to have someone with your talent contribute so.]
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:42 No.18058635
    rolled 65 = 65

    Rollan for the indigo glow and the split-second vision of our eye.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:42 No.18058638
    rolled 32 = 32

    I'm seconding all of this. That is way too much fiddling that is being proposed.
    And considering this is the very first artifact recovered from the shallowest levels of our ruins, there is no way it should be actually magic. The tablet should only contain some basic info on magic or technology like metalworking.
    At this point we should just let time pass and see what happens. Whether the fey and humans work together and whether Ur leaves the desert, we should let it just happen.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:42 No.18058640
    rolled 26 = 26

    Just throw in as a built-in feature of the tablet: in the presence of extended conflict over its ownership and use, it begins to glow brightly and summon elemental guardians/glow and heat up to immense levels/spark with unstable magical energy/etc.

    Heck, we didn't set in stone the contents or nature of the tablet until the adventurers discovered it. We can have had this planned as a feature all along. make it activate right when negotiations start reaching the breaking point.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)17:43 No.18058653
    rolled 4 = 4

    Oh right, rollin'

    1d100, too lazy to remove noko.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:43 No.18058654
    Too cool, bro.

    Really reinforces the idea I already had in my head of Ur being similar to Duane from Unsounded, though.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:44 No.18058659
    The tablet isn't magic! The ruins are full of entirely-mundane items with scraps of information on them! The tablet is like three pages out of an Arcane Magic for Dummies book! We went over this in the thread where we made the ruins, in the thread where they found the tablet, and again here!
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)17:44 No.18058664
    It is fair to say that knowledge shouldn't be directly granted, though, which is why I rescind my former support.

    I just wonder, sometimes, how we're supposed to encourage the spread of knowledge without intervening. I think that we should set up some guidelines as to when intervention is acceptable. I propose:

    -When it involves our champions, our holy sites, and whatever temples mortals may erect in our favor. We won't encourage temple-building, but we won't go against it, either.
    -When we are directly invoked, supplicated, or otherwise prayed to (divine magic)
    -When the totality of knowledge is threatened.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)17:45 No.18058672
    rolled 90 = 90

    I think it was probably inspired/based on the whole duane discussion that popped up in several of the threads.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)17:46 No.18058682
    [While arguing is fine, avoid just vetoing an idea. It is difficult for me to compromise or move forward when the only posts are ones alternatingly telling me to do or not to do the same thing]
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:47 No.18058693
    rolled 60 = 60

    Hm, this seems reasonable. We were responsible for the creation of the ruins and the relics therein, it is part of our concern how such things turn out.

    A sudden flash with a brief wision of our eye should definitely give the impression that whoever made this tablet, they left part of their intent regarding it behind and you are not making it happy by fighting over it. Achieving maximum results with minimum intervention.

    If we can't make the flash happen through direct intervention, make it a random triggering by the fey holding it as suggested.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:48 No.18058699
    Let's go with a compromise:

    No common language, but SOMETHING to let them know the tablet is not to fought over but shared by all.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)17:48 No.18058702
    rolled 39 = 39

    I'd personally just suggest to observe them a bit further, maybe from afar, but if things get too heated, we can still act.
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)17:48 No.18058709

    Many thanks, your praise(and saves) makes me blush.
    Incidentally I was also the one who drawfagged up the terribad Uraemrys in a previous thread. this is my formal apology.

    I intend to continue my terrible illustrations as this most scintillating quest continues, I must ask however if anybody has any requests?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:49 No.18058710
    I would rather like to see what Sarma is doing.
    We never intended for the knowledge to be shared, or for it to help people, or anything like that. We intended for it to make them curious and explore more. We don't give a shit what they do with it.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:49 No.18058718

    Awesome job man, but weren't we still in the stone age? Those clothes look way too... complex? Advanced?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:50 No.18058732
    OOH! OOH! Can you do one that showcase the entire pantheon we belong to? Like Ius, Picus, Sarma, Uraemys, and the Formless represented on some kind of mural?
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)17:51 No.18058736
    rolled 60 = 60

    Draw Formless, lol.

    But no, seriously. I don't really have any request, but I saved it the moment I saw it (first anon commenting on it was me, forgot to put my name in). Keep up the good work!
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:51 No.18058741
    HOLY SHIT YES! I've been waiting since Monday OP!.... Got some draw-faggy stuff coming your way as soon as I scan it
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:52 No.18058755
    rolled 64 = 64

    While I agree with you that the tablet is not magic, I don't it was canonically stated what the tablet actually was. In the threads I read on the archive, I tended to read only Apotheos's post, and I am pretty sure he never stated what the tablet was.
    However, I agree that the tablet should only hold some introductory information on some topic. But I also don't want to exclude the possibility that actual magical artifact exist very deep within the ruins, heavily guarded by elementals and such.
    Also, rollan for time skip. Let the fey and humans work it out without any interference.
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)17:52 No.18058759

    I thought the same as I was drawing it. consider it artistic licence. I could try again with more period accurate clothing if enough people are interested.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:53 No.18058777
    It was stated. It has scraps of Arcane knowledge on it. That said, I agree, time skip. Maybe check out Sarma. This isn't something which we should concern ourselves with, insofar as interfering is concerned.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:54 No.18058781
    >All the gods are sitting on your moon, watching the events to transpire. A few obsidian hands float around holding bowls with various snacks, such as golden popcorn on obsidian fire.

    THIS, please.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)17:55 No.18058792
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    However you envision the library on the moon would be neat.

    Or Picus and Ius butting heads.

    Or Elkot sleeping on top of the obelisk.

    Seriously, though, I really liked your Uraemrys picture, even though it was pretty sketchy.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)17:56 No.18058807
    You decide to check out Sarma, while keeping an eye on how the tablet discussion progresses.

    Sarma is watching Arya, who is either asleep or just laying at rest with eyes closed. She notices you, "You heard me say I desired this one to be my champion? I was contemplating how to go about it. She doesn't even know of me, directly, yet. So it seems difficult..."

    Because you are a god, you are also listening to the tablet discussion.

    The fey wizards have escalated to threatening the fey adventurer and the humans. Edatel has ceased his manipulation, and you can sense I kind of uncertainty in him. The humans sit very uncomfortably, seemingly afraid, though the priest seems to have himself gotten angry and shouts indignant threats and chastising remarks regarding foresight and intelligence towards the fey wizards. The fey adventurer's voice is being drowned out, though he tries anyway to calm everyone down.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:56 No.18058808

    Well I remember that Ur was completely covered in rags to hide his whole skeleton face and body, so it might be interesting to see another version.

    Also the image reminds me too much of that webcomic guy, Duaine I think he was called...


    Oh god yes
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)17:59 No.18058843
    I'm currently working on my own depiction of Ur. If I finish it in time for the next thread I'll post it there.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:00 No.18058858
    rolled 98 = 98

    Time for the tablet to glow briefly with indigo light and the split-second vision of our eye. Guys, I think we can all agree that so small an interference is worth it.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:01 No.18058867
    The tablet's no good if it gets smashed in a scuffle. Since it's about to break out in violence, can we intervene indirectly? Like, granting the fey adventurer a bit of extra persuasive power or doing the flashy thing?
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:01 No.18058879
    rolled 47 = 47

    Not sure on which continent or where exactly arya is, but we could suggest to Sarma to lure Arya to her tree with something, where she could appear to her (in a dream or so).
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:02 No.18058889
    I absolutely do not agree. Let the mortals decide who gets the information on their own. That doesn't concern us. The ruins weren't even intended to give information, JUST MAKE PEOPLE MORE CURIOUS AND EXPLORE. That's the entire point of the scraps in the ruins! Not giving people knowledge, making them curious enough to pursue it on their own! Even if the tablet gets destroyed, if anything, I think it would make them explore more. Interference here is NOT OUR STYLE. It would be massively out of character.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:02 No.18058892
    > chastising remarks regarding foresight and intelligence

    that's our cue. Perhaps the tablets magic should reactivate again, and give them our message about how knowledge and wisdom exist to be shared.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:04 No.18058910

    This, we did it before so it's not really an interference...



    Or that.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:04 No.18058912
    Except it doesn't. Our schtick is that wisdom and knowledge exist to be sought out and found on a personal basis. The tablet doesn't even exist as a means of teaching mortals, just making them more curious about the world around them. That's been the point of the ruins from the very beginning.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:04 No.18058918
    >the ruins weren't intended to give information

    Actually, that's exactly what they were made for. to reward to curiosity and bravery of those who would venture into them and uncover their secrets.

    In fact, if you remember, we made sure to make the fae realize in the ruins that knowledge should be shared among the people, not hoarded.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:05 No.18058926
    When would you argue that interference is allowed? What criteria do you follow?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:06 No.18058945
    rolled 3 = 3

    Rolling for this. I agree 100%.
    She is currently on the eastern continent waging guerrilla warfare on the drakfey with the help of animals. But yours is a good idea. If Surma wishes to make Arya her champion, subtly leading her to holy site is the best way.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:06 No.18058949
    > "I litter the world with half buried ruins that will seem as though left by a long dead race. By exploring these ruins the mortals can gain knowledge and technology, but they will never be able to truly unravel the secrets of the precursors because the answer won't actually exist. In this way, I Make the world seem marvelous and exotic to the humans, even the knowledgeable ones, by creating an unsolvable enigma."

    that's from when we made the ruins.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:06 No.18058951
    Not, it was just to make them more curious. The fey realized that on its own. We didn't induce that in the fey at all.
    Thus far, the only times we've interfered are when asked by a god or a mortal. We don't interfere unless given a prayer or request. To do otherwise is massively uncharacteristic of everything we've done as the Abadar.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:07 No.18058954
    Christ, guys, the man rolled a 98. That's good enough for me.

    Proceed, Apotheos.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:07 No.18058963
    rolled 30 = 30

    This. It might actually be time to step in. I'd say wait until things get REALLY heated, and then flash our image to their minds as they're about to start to fight about it. That should probably give them something to think about.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:07 No.18058965
    Exactly. They were made to inspire curiosity and exploration. The dissemination of knowledge is and entirely secondary feature.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:08 No.18058969
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    This is what I imagine Ur to be like (of course more primitive and without weapons). The purpose was to cover the entire body including the face to not scare people for being a walking skeleton
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:10 No.18058991
    >We didn't induce that in the fey at all.

    Not the fey as a whole, the individual fey. In the ruins. Did you even read the other threads?


    But they were made so that knowledge could be gained from them. That small gain would fuel curiosity.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:10 No.18058996
    I don't think we ever actually had the tablet display a message about how knowledge was supposed to be shared. That was just one of the suggestions. We just had the fire elemental run over and break up the fight, killing the human in the process which made the fey decide to share the tablet with both the humans and the fey.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:10 No.18058998
    >the Abadar
    The Abdal, bro.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:10 No.18059003
    rolled 7 = 7

    I really just want to get off this topic. Speaking of which, isn't Ius also watching? This is frankly more of his shtick than ours, why is he letting the dragon run rampant? We said Picus was playing fair and he should too, not he should roll over. Dude needs to get his ass in gear.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:11 No.18059010
    Yes. That individual fey came to that conclusion entirely on its own. We had no part in that. We just watched it.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:11 No.18059011
    rolled 53 = 53

    We interfered by sending an elemental to them, because they were fighting over the tablet, wanting it for themselves. Not acting now would be like not having acted back then. I still think our action back then was a bit too much, but the flashing to minds thing had been discussed back then too.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:11 No.18059013
    Hm, looks a lot like my current drawing.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:11 No.18059024
    Apotheos, just time skip. End the argument now with having us do whatever you think is most in character. Clearly we can't decide. We are intractable.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:12 No.18059037
    And we decided against it then too, deciding it was going too far.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:12 No.18059044
    rolled 38 = 38

    Just let the negotations proceed on their own. If it comes to blows and the tablet is broken, maybe that will teach them that they should cooperate in the future.

    As a side note, very few people are including rolls with their posts. I think having more people roll would help OP decide.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:13 No.18059061
    Well, if we wanted to settle this immediately we had already established beforehand that incompatible suggestions would be resolved by means of dice roll.

    Unless someone gets a 99 or 100, the rules dictate sudden indigo flash induced eye vision.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:14 No.18059062
    Yeah, because rolls in posts can sometimes lead to a situation where a terrible idea which isn't-quite-trolling rolls high. Anyway, I agree. That's the best course of action.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)18:14 No.18059069
    rolled 13 = 13

    i agree with you on that one
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:14 No.18059072
    Except that we didn't. And that's why it happened. In fact, most of the people who spoke up did so in support of interference.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:14 No.18059073
    Why indigo? Just wondering. Our colours are obsidian black and flaming orange.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:14 No.18059076
    rolled 19 = 19

    Ius took a much more "non-intervention" stance iirc.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:15 No.18059083
    rolled 13 = 13

    Yeah, I agree.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:15 No.18059093
    rolled 77 = 77

    Fuck it, I guess I'll roll too.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:16 No.18059100
    >As a side note, very few people are including rolls with their posts. I think having more people roll would help OP decide.
    Guys, back in >>18058858 I rolled a friggin' 98 for the tablet to glow indigo and give a split-second vision of our eye. You don't like that idea, roll higher. Simple as that.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:16 No.18059101
    rolled 73 = 73

    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:16 No.18059105
    rolled 73 = 73

    Well, here's hoping for the 2%
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:17 No.18059113
    rolled 60 = 60

    Fuck it, rolling against this asshole.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:17 No.18059117
    rolled 22 = 22


    Rolling for this, then
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:17 No.18059120
    rolled 16 = 16

    I don't think we've ever heard him say anything about his stance really. I mean he's created angels and has active worshipers. I'd say he's just as active as Picus, if not more so. That's just my estimation though.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:18 No.18059121
    rolled 30 = 30

    Yeah, fuck that pompous guy.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:18 No.18059123
    rolled 36 = 36

    Ehm, we decided against it for a much more extreme type of intervention...
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:18 No.18059129
    Hm...did we ever actually decide on the actual colors of our flame? I've only recalled it as being a flaming eye, not one of any specified color. A brief scan through the archives sees nothing regarding that, though it does say that the wheels around our central eye are platinum and gold.

    Although someone posted an image of "obsidian fire" where the fire was purplish in the last thread I think, but that's hardly a definitive depiction.
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)18:18 No.18059136


    I mean... so it shall be.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)18:19 No.18059145
    You decide it is time to intervene slightly on the behalf of the tablet. Your established goal for humanity as a god is to get them to desire the spread and acquisition of knowledge, and as of right now that is in jeopardy.

    The symbols on the tablet so slightly to reveal a single eye with a hourglass pupil. The only people to notice the change are Edatel and the adventurer fey. The fey just looks at it for a few seconds. Edatel on the other hand leaps into action. Suddenly, he speaks with the same charisma and eloquence as before but now with an air of power. The others are silenced as he speaks, and listen enraptured. He speak in favor of a union, and seems to be swaying the fey wizards listen silently, but their faces are still marked by anger. The fey adventurer has begun to pray, asking for a good ending to this conflict. While he doesn't call you by name, you know it would't be contested that the prayer is to you.

    "You could lead her to your grove." You recommend to Sarma.

    "Yes, I had thought of it. But she does good work for nature here and would like not to take her from it. Perhaps I shall just be patient."
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:19 No.18059149
    rolled 55 = 55

    We nudged a fire elemental in their general direction. That is WAY less severe of an intervention. Voting against interfering here.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:19 No.18059153
    rolled 95 = 95

    >You don't like that idea, roll higher. Simple as that.
    I've been trying but my rolls have been bringing shame to my family.
    Rolling for time skip/letting the negotiations proceed without interference.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:19 No.18059154
    rolled 80 = 80

    I think this is the very first time Deity quest actually led to such strife... It's obvious there's a lot more people than at the start, where everyone was always agreeing with each other.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:21 No.18059172
    rolled 48 = 48

    Well, in for a penny, in for a pound, as the saying goes. We have someone praying for our intervention, so I vote that we respond to his prayer by granting him clarity and eloquence as well, to speak what he will.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:21 No.18059175
    rolled 17 = 17

    Okay, if she's praying, time to do something, I guess. Anyway, fuck this, I'm out. We're changing the character of our deity and that means I'm no longer interested. It was a good quest, Apotheos. Sorry for the shitty players.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:22 No.18059186
    rolled 84 = 84

    Perhaps we could have the vision appear in the event the tablet is shattered? That seems a possible outcome.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:22 No.18059188
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    >Fuck this guy, he rolled really high but we don't like his idea.
    Really, guys? Really?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:22 No.18059192
    rolled 82 = 82

    Yeah, seriously. At this rate, in a few threads, we'll be wantonly spreading knowledge of necromancy and metallurgy to anyone who so much as glances at the moon. I'm done.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:23 No.18059197
    rolled 61 = 61

    Motherfucker was flaunting it. I didn't give a shit until that moment.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:24 No.18059207
    Well, isn't this dramatically appropriate, given the circumstances that prompted our debate on intervention.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:24 No.18059211

    Samefag detected.

    Also if you think this is breaking character you haven't been reading this quest. We do something like this at least once per thread. At least.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:25 No.18059222
    rolled 79 = 79

    Rolling in support of this.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:25 No.18059223
    rolled 18 = 18

    Not without provocation through prayer or some exotic species pair conceiving.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:26 No.18059226
    >Do exactly what we've been doing since the first thread
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:28 No.18059249
    >Implying that one lucky roll means his idea is good.
    Even if the post got a high roll, if the majority of the people disagree with it, then it should not happen.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:28 No.18059257
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    rolled 72 = 72

    Yeah, something happened that you didn't like, get over it. There can and will be plenty more moments of awesome in this quest.

    And we never changed our character. It always was about knowledge. Spreading of knowledge, which is what was about to go awry.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:30 No.18059267
    Is anyone else curious as to why Edatel had a sudden change of heart?

    We're watching this one very closely from now on.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:30 No.18059274
    rolled 72 = 72

    Actually, it was about curiosity and learning. The real point is that we had no motivation to try to end this dispute. We don't care about either sides.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:31 No.18059283
    rolled 85 = 85

    except that there was no majority at all. Which is why the vote went to the highest roll.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)18:31 No.18059284
    well this has certainly gone sour Apotheos, i think you should move the quest along before they break out the torches and pitchforks
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:32 No.18059290
    rolled 91 = 91

    Hey, come on now. No one ever said we had to be a static character and a little intervention isn't outside the parameters we've set for ourselves. Just because we started out doing as little as possible doesn't mean we must always maintain a completely noninterventionist role.

    Seriously you guys, we have done absolutely nothing to directly impart knowledge to anyone. We just made a symbol on the tablet glow and change shape. It's hardly direct intervention. We don't intervene unnecessarily, but neither do we merely stand by and do nothing if things are potentially going down a path we don't want it to. A schism here may have grown into ever greater distrust between the humans and fey that creates an atmosphere most unaccomodating to learning. These are still but the early stages and a bit more guidance than usual once in a while isn't unjustified.

    And seriously, ragequitting just because things aren't going precisely the way you intended? That is hardly a sign of being any better than said "shitty players" you mentioned. It's also a bit insulting to the one running this quest, don't you think? Really, now.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:34 No.18059314
    rolled 66 = 66

    Yeah, you're right, I'll stop reacting to all the butthurt.
    Rolling for responding to prayer and pretty much do this: >>18059172
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:34 No.18059316
    I agree with you, I was just pointing out that his argument didn't make sense on its own. In fact, I'm pretty sure that post was by the same guy who rolled the 98 because he was upset people were rolling specifically against him after he bragged about besting the random number generator.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:35 No.18059317
    Intervention on behalf of the tablet is no longer necessary. Edatel has managed to turn the conversation back to civility within a few minites, and within a few more he has gotten the few wizards to agree to study the tablet in the presence of the humans, with hopes that over time their presence and prolonged conversations with the humans will improve relationships and ultimately lead to real cooperation. The human leaders seem satisfied with this.

    The world is ripe for idle watching from your moon, unless there is a different event to which you would like to attend to votes for a time skip are recommended.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:38 No.18059353
    rolled 27 = 27

    Actually, yeah, you're right. The dragon calmed them all down, although I'm not sure about his motivations, and I'm not sure we'd like them. best case, he saw divine presence and got scared and tried to undo his damage, worst case... I don't know really... He manages to get the humans and fey under his control? get all the wisdom of the ruins? not a clue really...
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:38 No.18059356
    rolled 94 = 94

    Excuse me. In previous threads, we did indeed come to conclusions by majority vote in multiple situations similar to this one. In such situations however this was managed by successfully converting the owner of the highest roll to the opposing point of view at which they gave their consent. In other words high rolls were overturned by unanimous agreement.

    We have always adhered as best as possible to the rule that highest roll takes all in the event of incompatible suggestions. This was merely a case where unanimity did not eventually occur. Quitting because things didn't go exactly according to plan and implying the quest is no longer good is an insult to the one running it and a childish, immature thing to do. Stirring up drama over said results is not constructive in any way.

    Leave it you wish, but please, in the name of civility, try to minimize the number of things you set on fire before leaving.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:41 No.18059379
    Forgot your trip.

    Let us time skip away from this argument.

    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)18:41 No.18059389

    [Good Uraemrys I'm absent minded.]
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:42 No.18059392
    rolled 28 = 28

    What of our guardian dragon and Ur's companion, and the one who departed their group before reaching the obsidian forgothtenameoftheknowledgestone?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:43 No.18059405
    rolled 71 = 71

    Before we time skip, can we try to read to intentions of Edatel. He seems to be really moody, and I would like to know what he is thinking. After that, time skip.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:44 No.18059411
    Listen to this man, he speaks the truth. In the name of Uraemrys, let us now end this pointless strife and continue this most awesome of quests.
    Just remember to include a roll if you're submitting an idea for an action.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:44 No.18059414
    rolled 33 = 33

    Edatel was attempting to interfere with the negotiations to share the tablet. Since the fey was the default owner of the tablet, having retrieved it from the ruins, a successful resolution would come on the part of the humans, in that the fey would be convinced to share the tablet. A failed negotiation would most likely leave it in the hands of the fey race.

    I suspect Edatel intended to keep the tablet away from the humans as a means to maintain control over them and possibly cause strife between them and the fey as a means to tighten his control over the humans, setting himself up as a necessary protector in the face of another potential enemy. However, when we made the tablet glow he realized that it had far greater potential than he had first deduced, and didn't want such a thing falling exclusively into the hands of the fey. As such he changed his position that the humans, who he had more influence with, might access it as well.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:46 No.18059437
    For future reference to avoid confusion, at least within this thread:

    ELKOT = Obelisk guardian
    EDATEL = Talks with High Priest of Ius
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:47 No.18059446
    rolled 19 = 19

    Look in on the actual fey-dragon crossbreed. After all, Picus did ask us to keep an eye on it, and we can spare him at least that much. I mean, we do have like a million of 'em.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:48 No.18059451
    rolled 95 = 95

    Oh woops, didn't realise that was you lol.

    But yeah, maybe check up on Ur, he promised that poor dead fey a resurrection (well, only if he managed to gain such knowledge from the pillar, but still).
    And maybe check what Mephistopheles is doing/gonna do, if he's already out of the desert.

    Otherwise, time skip.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:51 No.18059474
    Ok, first of all, I want to point that I'm not one of the asspained posters who are insulting the OP and quitting in a huff. This quest is awesome and I intend to stay.

    >In such situations however this was managed by successfully converting the owner of the highest roll to the opposing point of view at which they gave their consent. In other words high rolls were overturned by unanimous agreement.
    This is just not true. When the majority of rolls are anonymous, you cannot confirm anyone changing their mind. And if you have one person who rolled a 100 but refuses to change his mind versus ten posters against him all voting for the same idea, it would be plain idiotic to go with the idea backed by only one guy.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:51 No.18059479
    rolled 64 = 64

    Oh, that reminds me. Chat with Edatel every so often, so the poor bastard doesn't get lonely. I can't help but like a guy who thinks he can barter hard with a god. Besides, he is technically sworn to our service, now, out of a whole two (2) beings.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)18:51 No.18059480
    i'm voting for this 1+
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:52 No.18059494
    rolled 80 = 80

    Oh right, that too.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:52 No.18059499
    You mean Elkot, right?
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)18:53 No.18059509
    [assuming the lack of comments warrants a time skip.]

    You return to your throne on the moon and watch the world turn.

    Vimic grows in the ruins with his "family" of five fey. The fey have explored the ruins only slightly, having stopped after their first encounter with an elemental. thankfuly none of the fey were killed in this encounter. They live in the mouth of the ruins, hiding in them most of the time but leaving often to gather supplies. The young Vimic has allready been deeper into the ruins than any of his "kin" by the time he is five, though he has yet to encounter anything of note.

    Ur has left the obelisk in Elkot's care, and once more travels the globe. He covered nearly every part of the western continent by now, and is making preparations to go south. He long ago bid farewell to Mae who has accomplished much.

    Mae, or as she enjoys being called, Queen Mae has taken up residency in liquid mountain. There were allready an abundance of fey there when she arrived, fey who had allready grown accustomed to a more sedentary lifestyle. She awed the wonder-seeking creatures with her knowledge of druidic and arcane magic, then began spreading her philosophies and ideologies regarding a more unified fey. She has become regarded, though unofficially, as the leader of the fey of liquid mountain, though she still has yet to make any significant waves in the world.

    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:54 No.18059525
    If the anon posting they had changed their mind was in fact an imposter, the original poster never bothered making posts to clarify the matter. Silence implies consent, and one should jealously guard their opinions in a place such as this where it is so easy to impersonate another.

    And the rules are the rules. They were established by the OP and unless s/he changes them Rule 0 applies.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:54 No.18059529
    rolled 19 = 19

    Right. That guy. The guy who sits on the pillar all the damn time because we told him to.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:55 No.18059533
    Then in that case, the ultimate decision is up to Apotheos. He takes into account both high rolls and majority desires, so let's everybody simmer down now.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)18:55 No.18059536
    rolled 83 = 83

    iirc it was one of the namefags, and unless there's arsehole trolls running around stealing names, it's pretty safe to assume it's the same person. Then again, I'm not entirely sure about it being a namefag though.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:56 No.18059555
    Once again:
    >ELKOT = Obelisk guardian
    >EDATEL = Talks with High Priest of Ius
    Seriously guys.
    >> Mordecai 02/22/12(Wed)18:57 No.18059562
    So, can we make some lesser gods? Like a god of death or judgement?
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)18:59 No.18059581
    We'd probably have to check with Ius on that. I don't really know why we'd want to, though, given that we're not constrained by limited mortal attentions.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:59 No.18059582
    rolled 26 = 26

    I do not think they are necessary at this point. We do a good enough job on our own, and it is conducive to our plans and goals to have a hands-on role in most things.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)18:59 No.18059588
    Seconding, let's make a recorder god who keeps track of the entire history of this universe.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:00 No.18059592
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    So... here's the shitty drawing I made... :/

    >>18058550 's kicks my drawings ass but I still figured I'd share what I did.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:00 No.18059594
    Maybe later we can elevate some deserving mortal to demigod status...like if Ur ever makes it to the moon.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:01 No.18059608
    rolled 55 = 55

    Okay, if Ur is going south I'd say events on the southern continent (these should probably be given formal names at some point) definitely deserve more of our attention. Let's focus on the dragonborn for a bit shall we?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:01 No.18059609
    I am pretty sure there were never rules laid down that said "highest roll always wins, always."
    What he said.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)19:02 No.18059612
    rolled 10 = 10

    Not sure why we'd want to. Sure, we haven't covered all fields, but I'd say most ideologies are covered. Good/bad (Ius/Picus), Neutral-Nature (Sarma), Neutral-knowledge (Uraemrys) and formless... well, not sure who'd actually worship him, he doesn't really seem to have a domain, unless you count "epicness"
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:03 No.18059628
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    It's nice, but the height makes me think of Magicka's wizards.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:03 No.18059637

    Honestly I would say his domains would be Chaos and War.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:06 No.18059660
    dunka dunka midgård hjälte fest
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:06 No.18059663
    Oh.. Shit. Apparently I've played that game to much... I guess it shows a little anytime I do something with a hood. I've been trying to work on a much better picture of Falees transformation Into mephistopheles (Where he's on his knees with demonic energy pouring into his mouth).
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)19:06 No.18059665
    rolled 9 = 9

    Yeah... Picus seems to be more about the malicious acts of individuals, and actual evil, formless is about conflict and battle. You're absolutely right.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)19:07 No.18059679
    The drakfey of red river have nearly subjugated their entire continent. The dragon Acepiph now speaks with his leading drakfey about moving to other continents.

    On a side note, Ur was unable to master ressurection, he claimed to have found the secrets but told Mae it was still beyond him.

    Also interesting, Elkot has built a structure he calls home near the obelisk made of sandworm bone, leather (He was taught how to make it by Ur) and wood from forests on the edge of the desert. A weak wall also sorrounds the obelisk with one gate right next to this structure, the wall is made entirely of sandworm bone.

    The human and fey now work together in Ium, and have unlocked many secrets of arcana which are used for the benefits of both species. The drakfey has been driven almost entirely back to the shore.

    Arya seems to have recently been granted divine inspiration and travels to Sarma's grove.

    Is there something in particular you would like to do? Or continue to observe?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:08 No.18059685
    rolled 78 = 78

    I feel that Elkot is always getting a raw deal here. We basically twisted his arm into service for us. During the whole confontation with Falees, he was overruled by Ur. Can we check what he is up to. Any new visitor to the Obilisk? Has he learned any significant magic?
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)19:08 No.18059688
    rolled 95 = 95

    He doesn't have the nice curly boots though.
    That's gonna be an epic scene for drawing.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)19:09 No.18059698
    How about we instruct Ur to let people know about the Obelisk as he travels? That way more people'll start to head over Elkot's way.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:09 No.18059699
    I think...we should check on the abominations.

    See if they're doing anything cool.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)19:11 No.18059717
    rolled 33 = 33

    Forgot to roll, and seconding >>18059699. We need to pay extra-close constant attention to the abominations of the Far Realm beyond the reaches of this universe. In fact, can you just assume that we're always watching it and let us know of any particular developments on the cosmic horror front? Formless's desire that the game be perilous even to its players was... unsettling.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:12 No.18059725
    Contrariwise, I'm pretty sure Apotheos clearly stated at some point that if necessary for resolving conflicting suggestions the highest roll would be taken. It was the whole point of rolling along with your posts in the first place.

    But really, in the end the whole thing boils down to Apotheos' discretion so arguing about whether the rule exists is meaningless. Let's just drop the matter and focus on actually enjoying the quest, yes?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:12 No.18059726
    rolled 49 = 49


    Observe Ur, Vimic and the drakfey nation.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)19:13 No.18059744
    rolled 89 = 89

    We basically gave him a favour. Yeah, we twisted his arm, but that was because the favour would benefit us a lot too, but he still gets benefits. If we hadn't done that, he'd just have had a huge area of empty land to rule over, with a stone in it he had no use of.

    Observe, but keep an eye out on the little vimic specifically. I got a feeling he'll be a promising scholar/adventurer once he unlocks some of the secrets in the ruins.
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)19:16 No.18059773
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    quick WIP
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:18 No.18059800
    I approve. Why don't you come over to my place and fuck my sister?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:19 No.18059805

    Oh shit, I see what you did there...

    Also I think formless isn't invisible, but formless in the sense of a grotesque abomination.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:19 No.18059806
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    Maybe add some hair on Ius, and perhaps a beard.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:20 No.18059812
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    That's amazing.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:20 No.18059816
    I'm normally fine with letting things go and not having to get the last word in but
    >if necessary for resolving conflicting suggestions the highest roll would be taken.
    >if necessary for resolving conflicting
    is basically exactly what I stated (or rather what >>18059533 stated but I was too lazy to retype) so I don't know why you opened your sentence in opposition to me. I will now not comment on this again because fuck it.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:22 No.18059843
    If we don't want to directly intervene as often, we need followers to intervene on our behalf-so far, that's pretty much just Ur. Maybe we should have him get a cult to us rolling. The focus would be less worship of us than gaining and spreading knowledge, of course, but having more mortals who know who the hell we are sounds beneficial
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)19:23 No.18059844
    You stare at the abominations, they stare back. You attempt to one up their staring by rolling a reinforcement of a few thousand eyes around. The abominations back down slightly, and now more glance than stare.

    Vimic is currently waiting in the safe part of the ruins with one other fey, the others are out. He seems to be waiting for this one to fall asleep, probably so he can go exploring again.

    Ur is speaking with some natives on the southern shore. They tell him no one has ever made it across before. He asks him how they are sure. they say they aren't. He asks them if they have heard of canoes. They have, and they do not think it will work. He contemplates this.

    You forgot to check up on Mephistopheles. You do so now. He still rules his lands south-east of the desert, but tends to let rule fall to whoever seizes it and barely even leaves his home. He has not expanded his lands in five years, and has also neglected defending the boarders. The country has turned into a disorganized place of violence.

    Ur has allready been telling people about the obelisk, and Elkot has gotten visitors. He has even let a few in, but most only stayed a few days before leaving upon realizing they didn't have enough food for a long stay. He seems to preoccupy himself with the painstaking construction of his "palace" from sandworm bone, it already looks quite intimidating.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:24 No.18059855
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    Derp, didn't read that thoroughly enough.

    I humbly apologize if I have offended you, my good sir/lady.

    Pic is probably unrelated.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:24 No.18059860
    wait. the abominations can fucking SEE us?

    Holy shit. Formless didn't make them to fuck up the mortals, he made them to fuck us up.
    >> mick824 02/22/12(Wed)19:25 No.18059871
    now that's awesome Tarot
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)19:26 No.18059874

    I was going to but:
    A. he looks good like that
    B. never mentions hair of any sort in his description and I think read somewhere that some angels are bald or something... the ones that aren't revolving wheels of flame at least


    what an unusual way of showing admiration

    [tghasnospoilers I accept tghasnospoilers]



    yeah you got me.

    formless couldn't be bothered to come up with a form and decided he liked it that way
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:26 No.18059877
    They're about as much of a threat to us as your minis are to you. They're part of the game world, and the gods are the players.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)19:27 No.18059882

    [I cannot believe how fast you did that, it is awesome. Also


    Its great. I don't get why you artists are always so humble about your drawings. I wish I could do that, and the fact that your one of two people in the large number of people who keep up with this thread who can contribute in the way you two can makes you awesome.]
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)19:28 No.18059888
    rolled 40 = 40

    Awesome, I like the palace thingy from elkot. And I love the abomination staring contest... If they were possible to depict in euclidean geometry, I'd want some drawfaggotry of this...
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:29 No.18059910
    rolled 44 = 44


    I suggest that we tweak the obelisk in such a way that one of the first things a studier will come to understand is a way to sustain oneself through necromancy
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:31 No.18059928

    I think it is better this way. We don't want some random dude coming along and gaining infinite knowledge. That they only have like a week max to learn what they can ensures they can get what they realy want but not everything.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:31 No.18059929
    rolled 4 = 4


    I vote against it, we shouldn't be so easy on them. If they truly want the knowledge they will return better prepared.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:32 No.18059940
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    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:33 No.18059946

    Our deal with Elkot keeps "random dude" scenarios from happening as it is
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)19:34 No.18059962
    rolled 97 = 97

    I completely disagree. Liches should be our most faithful students only, not every single guy that visits the obelisk.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:36 No.18059974
    Chill with Elkot for a bit. Observe Vimic intently.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:36 No.18059975
    rolled 57 = 57

    What has Mephistopheles himself been doing? Studying magic? Just lounging? Also voting for a time skip, I see nothing that needs our attention.
    Voting against this. I want to see more liches, but not like this.
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)19:36 No.18059978
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    tis but a work in progress, I hope it will get better once I get a tablet.

    shucks dude you're too kind, pat yourself on the back for this fantastic quest! best this place has had in years (IMO) and is the only one to have inspired me to actually draw and namefag.

    I believe most of us are humble as a self defence mechanism against overly harsh criticism.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:38 No.18060000
    Calling it now, Sarma is going to make Arya a dryad.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:39 No.18060011
    what do you mean by chill? can we just go down there like "yo"? I thought we needed rituals and stuff
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:41 No.18060042
    He's a dragon, within viewing distance of our most holy sight on earth. Just have a flaming hourglass eye appear over the obelisk and be like, "Yo Elkot, how's it been man?"
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:42 No.18060051
    rolled 79 = 79

    Probably not, considering that Arya is already a new and unique being as of right now. If Sarma get another person in her favor though, I could see this happening.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:42 No.18060059
    Voting no. People who seek knowledge should prepare themselves for the journey.

    Allow Elkot to build his palace, but we should insist that at least some of it should be visible from the outside, so that travelers know it is there.

    Let's poke around Vimic a bit, see if he can pick up the basics of magic of any branch.

    Also, as a way to keep a lid on the drakfey horde, we might suggest to Formless that a terrific struggle against a massive monster would be very entertaining, and while the world at large isn't ready to handle the abominations yet, his drakfey nation could certainly deal with a lesser one...
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)19:44 No.18060079
    Mephisopheles has been practicing magic. He has perfected some form of scrying which he uses to watch events all over the world, though as of yet he has done little besides study the worlds ongoings.

    You pity Elkot, but there isn't any real way for you to accompany him for more than a few seconds. Perhaps you should consider trying to get a companion for him.

    Vimic successfully sneaks away from his keeper. He explores sections of the ruins he has seen before, hoping to find something he missed but still building the courage to go deeper.
    >> StrayArtist !!aqCmR7SYBfm 02/22/12(Wed)19:44 No.18060081
    Decided to get a name. (Guy who drew the Magicka-ish Ur)

    You just made me very happy. I'm working on this Mephistopheles sketch during every second of my down time..
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)19:44 No.18060084
    rolled 19 = 19


    This, and offer him some obsidian-flaming popcorn if formless hasn't eaten it all.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:44 No.18060086
    I don't think we need to just "chat up" random people. We're a god, if we drop around people will expect major shit to happen. We should only directly appear when prayed to for an appearance.

    If we interfere too much, we'll twist people's expectations and goals.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:45 No.18060099
    Should we actually intervene in the drakfey's expansion in any way, however? They're not necessarily doing anything that would warrant such actions from us.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:46 No.18060111

    >but we should insist that at least some of it should be visible from the outside, so that travelers know it is there.

    I don't think he can even do that. I mena, the obelisk is HUGE and can be seen from a great distance.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:47 No.18060120
    Let's NOT play matchmaker for a dragon. This is the land the council gave him. If he wants a companion, he can select one from the obelisk pilgrims.

    I want to help Vimic a bit. Place a partial map of the ruins highlighting a specific area as a library or something, and put some basic magic books there.
    >> StrayArtist !!aqCmR7SYBfm 02/22/12(Wed)19:49 No.18060143
    rolled 50, 84, 13, 98 = 245

    Instruct the elementals near Vimic's ruins to be acceptive of his presence. They will make no hostile action towards Vimic or any who accompany him.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:49 No.18060148
    rolled 62 = 62

    Or perhaps, make it so that a certain path lights up every night there's a full moon. Something along those lines.
    >> StrayArtist !!aqCmR7SYBfm 02/22/12(Wed)19:49 No.18060153
    rolled 72 = 72

    correcting roll
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)19:51 No.18060172
    rolled 35 = 35


    poor dragon, I love that guy.

    but he's not exactly bound there he is allowed to fly off and get a companion or something if he wants one.

    what will probably happen is creatures will congregate and maybe make some sort of desert city of knowledge worshipers. Then he will have lots of friends to play with.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:51 No.18060174
    rolled 59 = 59

    That's good. I like that.

    Nothing very grandiose however, make it subtle enough that he thinks he found it on his own--or even just put him on the right path.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:52 No.18060186
    rolled 14 = 14

    Or perhaps, make all the elementals guarding ruins nonviolent toward those who are inquisitive and pure of heart like a child.

    Accomplishes same thing without unnecessary bias.
    >> StrayArtist !!aqCmR7SYBfm 02/22/12(Wed)19:54 No.18060206
    rolled 92 = 92

    I like this guys Idea.
    >> Tarot !bWB/btsqX2 02/22/12(Wed)19:55 No.18060226
    rolled 65 = 65


    wouldn't that be making it too easy though?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:55 No.18060229
    But can elementals even see people's motives? I think this is heavy-handed.

    I like either the moonlit path or the partial map idea.

    Eventually there will probably be a huge city built around the obelisk, and the palace. It'll be awesome.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:56 No.18060233
    Nah, it's better if they provide a challenge. Curiosity is bolstered by a challenge, not quashed by it.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:56 No.18060242
    rolled 82 = 82

    Fucking dice fail.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)19:58 No.18060259
    rolled 2 = 2

    Hm, what if we simply made it exclusive to young children? Vimic is still a child at this point, yes?
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)19:59 No.18060271
    You decide to give Vimic more attention. Its time to set up the ruin proper.

    You put a few books on magic in a few rooms throughout the ruins. Vimic can't read, but if he is clever he may be able to decipher knowledge from the illustrations and formulas. You also set thin runes along the bottom of the walls. During the full moon these runes will glow slightly and if followed will lead to one of the book rooms.

    Finally, you tell the elementals that, much like Elkot, they should be less hostile towards those who seek only knowledge. Not attacking on sight but still preventing access to the rooms they guard and chasing off the too persistent. This will require the proper adventurers, or people like Vimic, to at least out wit or sneak past them.
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)19:59 No.18060272
    rolled 25 = 25

    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:00 No.18060289
    rolled 49 = 49

    Well, then we'd have people sending kids in, who pass by all the guardians unharmed and retrieve a shitload of knowledge for them without personally spending any effort. I vote no.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:03 No.18060332
    rolled 69 = 69

    Maybe we should get the other dragon in the desert to talk to Elkot so he can have a bro. Sort of like a dragon playdate.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)20:03 No.18060333
    [An aside; Elementals are more or less as powerful as you want them to be. The command previously issued requires them to be able to distinguish between the truly curious and the others. So they will have that ability, but that ability alone (in terms of mind-reading). ]
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:04 No.18060342
    rolled 22 = 22

    Didn't we put it in the middle of a desert and added sandworms exactly so there wouldn't be any sort of permanent camp there?
    However if a camp did form there somehow, it would be a fine place for people who actually know or name to gather.
    On that thought, do the mortal races even know of any gods besides lus? Is knowledge on the gods hidden in the ruins and the obelisk?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:06 No.18060368
    Oh yes, the sandworms.

    Well, there will be an epic city on the EDGE of the desert, and the Bone Palace of the Obelisk will be a location of legend.

    I can't wait for this world to hit iron age and REALLY start up.
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)20:08 No.18060399
    If no other actions seem appetizing at this time perhaps a time skip is warranted?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:09 No.18060412
    Let's let the world turn on its own for a while.
    Alert us if anyone prays to us specifically, other wise wait maybe 20 years?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:09 No.18060418
    Don't really see anything else to do.

    We could pop over to Ium and see what's up there. Our tablet gives us an excuse. Maybe we could set the runes so that if they're manipulated they show a map to the obelisk?
    >> StrayArtist !!aqCmR7SYBfm 02/22/12(Wed)20:10 No.18060424
    rolled 60 = 60


    Also... What happens in the case of a Solar Eclipse?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:11 No.18060438
    Symbolically, that would be us overshadowing Ius temporarily.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:13 No.18060466
    rolled 79 = 79

    >Moon blocks out the Sun

    This is a good question.

    Perhaps it will be able to act as a sort of deus ex machina, in that we will be capable of greater actions in the world compared to normal on such an occasion? Maybe it would be necessary for some complex ritual that calls down our power for some massive spell of world-changing proportions?
    >> El_Nazgir 02/22/12(Wed)20:13 No.18060470
    rolled 64 = 64

    Yeah, time skip
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:13 No.18060472
    rolled 99 = 99

    Time skip sounds good. The only thing I can think of happening anytime soon is if Sarma asks for our help with Arya.
    >> Alpharius 02/22/12(Wed)20:14 No.18060481
    In the first thread I suggested that it allow people with the right frame of mind to ascend a stairway of moonlight to Our lunar realm, but people voted against that as being too luck-based. So, really, who knows?
    >> Apotheos !!kGkr8vB/r+N 02/22/12(Wed)20:15 No.18060489
    You return to your throne on the moon and watch the world turn.

    [Stopping the thread here for tonight. Getting near autosage and things will probably pick up a lot after this timeskip, so next thread will start with the timeskip. Thank you so much for playing. Please archive and remember to upvote on suptg. See you either friday around 4-5pm east or sunday around 1-3pm east. Feel free to use the rest of the thread for discussion if you want, I'll stick around to answer questions if you have any.]
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:15 No.18060492
    rolled 20 = 20

    I thought the stairway-to-the-lunar realm thing required a full moon and the completely deciphered Pillar of Knowledge or something along those lines.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:16 No.18060495
    Wouldn't it allow vampire to move about freely in the daytime, if only briefly, due to the moon obscuring most of the sunlight?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:18 No.18060520
    The thread has been archived.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:19 No.18060537
    The abominations in the far realm. They can actually see everything from their position. Are they watching this universe as we are? Or did we make ourselves known to the them only when we observed them?
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)20:20 No.18060541
    Yeah, for all the several minutes it lasts, maybe.
    >> Anonymous 02/22/12(Wed)21:48 No.18061529
    Pretty sure autosage doesn't kick in until at least 500 posts, and my 4chanX counter in the corner says there's only 289 in the thread.

    Just so you know.

    >striesrl 275.
    Close guess, Captcha.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)00:25 No.18063468
    rolled 15 = 15

    It's actually 300 posts.
    >> Anonymous 02/23/12(Thu)04:32 No.18065670
    rolled 6 = 6

    It is? I thought it was 400

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