(Previous threads: suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Ogre Civilization Quest)"Given the sheer diversity of sentient peoples populating the planet (and in such close proximity to one another), arms races are not uncommon."For instance, while humans could never match the dwarves' affinity for underground warfare, they were at least able to learn how to deal with counter mining and various other tricks- which forced the dwarves to pull out all the stops in their most recent war against the humans. The dwarves, on the other hand, found themselves pioneering ways to defeat with the unmatched cavalry charges of the humans, which in turn forced the HUMANS to develop some truly bizarre horse breeds in order to maintain their edge. (And then there are the stealth pegasi/unicorn tricks, but that is a story for another day.)"However, some scholars wonder just what would happen if, for a few centuries, one civilization managed to disappear from the known world before returning."Without the presence of an antagonistic neighbor that forces the civilization to continually develop its military technology, would the displaced civilization grow soft and complacent? Or, as per the laws of narrative causality, would the displaced civilization return with dark secrets, horrifying pacts with evil gods, and terrifying new abilities under its belt...?"(Cont.)
>>24041904-----------------------------------------------Ogir Place (+Floating, +Limbs, +Sandstorm Drill, +Magma Shield, +Steering Wheel)-----------------------------------------------Population: 153/153 ogres (6 dead), 84/84 elves, ∞/∞ patchwings, 50/50 Glowing Skellies- [Landmarks] Oasis, Daphnaia, Underground Cave/Quarry [50% mined]- [Food] Cacti(-ow), Fungi, Wheat, Potatoes, Ravager Meat, Milk; Fair Growth (+32/turn)- [Resources] Hellfire Energy [Captive Archdemon Lord], Sandstone, Iron+Chromite Ores, Featherstone, Aquifer Pebbles- [Diplomacy] Scaratone [ALLIED; Featherstone Carts, Fungi, Paper]; Felpowder Elves [UNITED]; Achievement Hunter Dwarves [???]- [Key Items] Tomes (Dragon Lore, Illusory Magic I, Necromancy I), Crazy Ghost's Books- [Arms] Cactus Maces, Iron Scimitars, Heat-Seeking Rokkit Launchers, Short-Ranged Bow+Arrow, Crude Iron Armor, Demon Helm/Shoulderpads; Ur-Camouflage- [Vocations] OGRES: Geo (∞), Berserks (4), BMasters (1), Rockkits (0), Riders (0), Heallusionist (0)- [Beasts] Giant Bats (trained), Naked Mole Ravagers (trained)- [Settlement] Reinforced Rock Shanties, Storehouse, Mushroom Farms, Pier, Anchor/Staircase, THE FLAMES OF HELL- [NPCs] Boss Bawss Fistboss [+30 Diplomacy], Geomancer Gubbins [+30 Geomancy, +WE ALL GEOMANCERS NOW, +Ruoumoko], Beastkrumpa Squiggles Irwin [+Beast Whisperer, Big Vulture], Celicia Silverstone [???], Vultan [???]- [Tech] Fire, Fish, Agriculture[+Protection], Cooking, Tea, Mine, Smelt/Forge, Write/Read, Hats, FStone Flight, FStone Airdrops, Airships, Ur-Cartography- [Magic] Geomancy X, Healing I, Illusion I, Necromancy I, Time I, Climate Control 0- [Economy] System=Barter; Currency=Shit- [Justice] Krumpin' Duels / Boss Knows Best-----------------------------------------------ROLLS>Any Doubles: STUPID LUCKY>100: SO BRILLIANT IT'S STUPID>90-98: Stupidly Successful>60-90: Successful>40-60: Adequate>10-40: Not So Good>2-10: SO STUPID THAT IT'S BRILLIANT >1: LUCKY STUPID(Cont.)
>>24041925>Halfway through a turn...>[X] Talk up the skeletons!... or rather, talk up Gubbins, who is the only ogre present who can actually give orders to the skeletons.What it comes down to is this: Ogir Place is now home to what is basically a miniature ARMY of strangely glowing undead skeletons. And seriously, talk about a stroke of luck! What other civilization can say that an entire army of cool-looking undead creatures just followed them home one day, and WITHOUT anyone getting torn from limb to limb?It's easy to see why Boss Bawss Fistboss is feeling pretty good about their upcoming war against the insectoid menace threatening the ogres' closest allies. A badass skeleton army on your side can brighten ANYONE'S day.(Cont.)
>>24041936"Yah, boss, turns out da skellies can't fight underground or nuffin'."Boss Bawss stares blankly at Gubbins, who looks mildly worried himself. "... wot?""It's just wot it sounds like, boss. If we take these boney boys outta da sun for too long, they kinda just- stop movin'. But dey're fine if you give 'em sun for a while," Gubbins adds helpfully.Boss Bawss continues staring blankly at Gubbins for a moment longer. Then he glances over at the skeletons, who are (for lack of anything better to do) staring straight up at the sun, their eye sockets glowing that strange golden-yellow color. Well, it won't be THAT big of a deal if the skeletons won't be able to help them all fight the Formichroma, but- it's kind of a big disappointment, nonetheless. Boss Bawss scratches his chin in thought. He COULD have Gubbins try to magic up some sort of solution, but... lately, the master geomancer's been looking kind of worn down. No surprise, given that Gubbins just learned to kick time and space in the balls. Perhaps it would be better to let someone else step up to bat.That leaves Celicia- that elf looks like she has SOME knowledge of magic, despite being less about fucking up reality and more about shooting things in the head. There's also that whole merchant-in-a-portal thing, from that elf-summoning portal up in Daphnaia Tree. Maybe there's someone there who can help the skeletons...[ ] [MAGIC] Have Gubbins try and do something about it.[ ] [ASK] See what Celicia thinks of all this.[ ] [SHOP] Try and hit up the Dark Elves' Guild of Merchants.[ ] [LEAVE] Leave the skeletons out of the upcoming war. We got this all on our own.[ ] [WRITE-IN?]
How bout we try to ask Cecilia first, then look at her advice before proceeding? My best idea is shop though, but I'd imagine she's most knowledgable on what they can offer as well. Also, Blorp. I'VE BEEN LURKING FOR AN HOOOOUR.
>>24041949Ask celicia for her opinion, it that doesn't pan out hit up the dark elf shop and see if they have some magic sun in a bottle.
[X] [SHOP] Try and hit up the Dark Elves' Guild of Merchants.
>>24042072This. Magic sun in a bottle is suitably ogre-ish.
>>24041949>[ ] [ASK] See what Celicia thinks of all this.>[ ] [SHOP] Try and hit up the Dark Elves' Guild of Merchants.Talk to Celicia on the way to the shop. If anything she'll need to stay in the loop about what fighting forces we have and don't.>war horizonWhy yes, captcha, war is indeed on the horizon.
>>24042066Y-YEAH that was my bad; ended up getting home about five minutes before 8 and then collapsing into a pile of goo.BUT THE QUEST GOES ON
>>24042255>BUT THE QUEST GOES ONFUCK YEAH[Magic][Shop]
>>24042255You still there, Blorp?
Ahhhhh Ogre Civ!My body is so rea-Wait I have 3 threads to catch up on. Fuck!
>>24042466Zombies, pterodactyl people, and fuckloads of magic.That's about it.
>>24042504You forgot about the map.
>>24042504I think the last thing I saw was befriending the patchwings, now that I think about it. Maybe I'm further ahead than I thought.
>>24042535I didn't think that was a big event.
>>24041949>[X] Ask Celicia!>[X] Hit up the shop!It doesn't take Boss Bawss very long to realize that this is a job for someone with a little more knowledge on this subject, and quickly defers to someone else. And he knows just the elf, too!"... what."Granted, Boss Bawss has learned that you gotta give Celicia a few moments to get over her usual horrified disbelief whenever she's confronted with stuff that flies in the face of everything she knows about the world."No, no, I'm okay now," she grumps wearily, waving away the ogres' attempts to re-explain everything a second time. "It's just- look, I'm no mage or wizard or priest or whatever, but you all know that the sun is usually associated with all things good and holy, right?"In response, the ogres stare blankly at her."... right, I almost forgot who I was talking to here," Celicia grumbles, massaging her forehead. "Anyway, necromancy is NOT fucking good and holy, since it usually takes dead bodies and souls and turns them into dancing meat puppets or whatever.""Waitasec-" Boss Bawss holds up a hand, looking confused. "If da sun is holy, and walking bones are bad... how come we got sun-powered skeletons sittin' right here on our front lawn?""I wish I kn- actually, no, I'm probably better off NOT knowing," the blonde elf amends. "Whatever the case, whoever made these guys REALLY knew what he was doing." She glances uneasily at the skeletons. "... and I'm just glad we don't have to go up against him anytime soon."(Cont.)
>>24042650Boss Bawss screws one eye shut as he ponders this a little more. "... mebbe we should ask dat merchant guy wot to do about this. These boney boys would REALLY help us out in dat fight dat's comin' up.""You were going to-!?" Celicia calms herself down by taking a few quick breaths. "Bawss, letting those slimy snake-oil merchants know about this- this /super-rare magical impossibility/ that we have sitting on our front lawn? Not a good fucking idea. Best case scenario, they'll try to buy the skeletons off of you. Worst case scenario..."Celicia shrugs. "With all the weird and rare shit we have running around Ogir Place, we don't want the full attention of Lolth's Guild of Merchants bearing down on us."[ ] [ASK ANYWAY] Ring up the merchants. What's the worst that could happen?[ ] [ASK SNEAKILY] Who says we can't ask the merchants for a solution? We just have to hide the rare nature of our skeletons from them![ ] [FORGET IT] Deal with this some other time; leave the skeletons be for now.[ ] [WRITE IN?]
>>24041949Let that poor little bastard rest. He deserves it.[X]SHOP
Ask Sneakily. I mean. Ogres ARE the sneakiest race.
>>24042661>[ ] [ASK SNEAKILY] Who says we can't ask the merchants for a solution? We just have to hide the rare nature of our skeletons from them!Clearly best plan.
>>24042661[X] [ASK SNEAKILYOgres are world renown for their sneakiness
>>24042661>[ ] [WRITE IN?]Plant a skeleton in the ground and sprinkle bone meal on the mound. Have Bawss stomp *real* hard to have another skeleton sprout.
>>24042661[ ] [ASK SNEAKILY]Ask if they have any thing that makes sunlight so it will be easier to see in the dark tunnels
>>24042661Who says ogres can't be sneaky? Boss is a master wordsmith, ask if we can get some sun in a bottle.
>>24042780This after we get sun in a bottle.
>>24042661>[ ] [ASK SNEAKILY]And even if we fuck up, I think we can handle some silly Drow.If not, then how many Fate Points do we have?
>>24042661[X]ASK SNEAKILYDiplomancy, go go go!
>>24041949>Write inCant we just throw magic sun butts of healing at them?
>>24042810Our Luck Intervention should be up and running, but we want to save that for the battle.
>>24042844Apply this to >>24042661
>>24042851Okay. Wasn't sure if we had more than one.
>>24042918We get one that recharges over a couple of threads.
All we need is something that can transmit the sun underground. or gives offrays? holy
>>24042786Actually, we could probably be sneaky while being completely honest about this. Celicia mentioned that sunlight is generally detrimental to undead, so we could just say we need bottled sunlight to deal with some undead.
>>24043069Or we could tell them that we neef sunlight to help our attempts to colonize the underground.I mean asking for something that gives off sunlight when we plan on going isn't a strange thing to ask.
>>24043170Or we could draw a little sun underground on our Ur-Map. The light would also throw the formichroma into disarray, too.
>>24043253I feel like this is a bad idea.
>>24043253>Draw a little sun undergroundWouldn't that also give use things like extreme heat.
>>24043253Something tells me that the Scaratone might object.
>>24043253I read this in Bob Ross' voice.>Just draw a happy little Sun right over here.
Maybe we can infuse one of the ogre magi with the power of the sun?Pic somewhat related
>>24043320But it would be an ogir lawgic sun, meaning all shines, no burny, melty death-having.>>24043349We can always erase it later
>>24043253I'm pretty certain this is what an Ogre would do, but not something an Ogre should do.
>>24043320All of the rocks would be drawn towards the tiny Sun we just created underground. Rocks are attracted towards Hot things via Ogre logic.
>>24043529And then we use those rock balls to squish all the formichroma!And thats how ogres invented Katamari Damacy.
>>24043529... might be a good why to collapse passageways
Lets just get ourselves a sunstone or something.
>>24043529To expand upon this, we need to get around to gathering up a shitload of rocks and snakeskin or simply spawn it in. Use Ur-Cartography to place tiny Suns at strategic points in the air above Ogir Place. Watch as those rocks are drawn towards the floating balls of fusion-y death and form skyscraper shantys; Ogre style. Reinforce with snakeskin and move our bros in.
>>24042661>[X] Ask Sneakily!Some minutes later, Boss Bawss and Celicia stand in Daphnaia Tree's portal room, staring at the weird magical contraption- which became even weirder once the ogres got through with it. Once Gubbins turned it on, it never really ever got turned OFF, periodically disgorging the occasional disoriented elf soldier to add to Celicia's ranks. The center of the portal continues to swirl with arcane energies.Resigned to Boss Bawss's plan, Celicia quirks an eyebrow at the portal. "I still think you should have brought that crazy fucker with us." Said 'crazy fucker' was currently fast asleep; Boss Bawss figured that Gubbins needed all the rest he can get. "Sure, he tends to twist reality back and forth in ways it wasn't meant to be twisted, but he at least knows how to USE this thing to contact the merchants- oh wait."True to form, Boss Bawss walks up to the portal and rapping his knuckles on the portal's center, treating the amorphous magical energies as a solid surface. Almost instantaneously, the upper half of a familiar-looking snappily-dressed elf leans out of the portal, giving the two of them a cocksure grin as he nods in greeting."Lolth's Guild of Merchants, Moonvenom speaking! Mad props to your portal mage, you two, that was the clearest magical summons I've ever received in my whole career! How DID you do it?""... ogres." Celicia deadpans quietly.Moonvenom beams in amicable bafflement. "So! What can I do for you two fine folks today?"(Cont.)
>>24043659ARGH sorry for how long that took, I had to take a very, very long phone call. In any case!>***STUPID LUCKY TIME?***ROLL d100! (dice+1d100 in the email field)
Rolled 70>>24043681HAHA TIME FOR FAILURE.
Rolled 49>>24043681roll for stupidity
Rolled 30>>24043681Rolling Thunder!
Rolled 79>>24043681Natural 1
>>24043681Blorp is this a diplomancy check?
Rolled 70>>24043681>Bawss with his Supernatural Ogre Diplomacy>A merchant of LolthOh boy this is going to be one titanic struggle of wills.
>>24043697>>24043757And we have doubles.
>>24043738Actually, I suppose it would b-oh
>>24043779So, we got a doubled roll of 70-70, and with +30, that makes 100.Are you enjoying your return to questing, Blorp? Do you like it?
>>24042786>>24042844>>24043253Why can't we do ALL OF THESE? Seriously, I like redundancy in my solutions.
>>24043942Disregard, forgot to refresh.
Rolled 48>>24044040I AM THE GOD OF DICE
Rolled 83>>24044214No you're not.Gaze upon them.
>>24044214The king is dead, long live the King!
>>24041949Why don't we use the map to draw a sun underground?
>>24044289It has already been suggested.
>>24043779It's been 35 minutes. C'mon, Blorp!
>>24043681>70 (+30 Diplomacy Bonus) = Exactly 100>SO BRILLIANT IT'S STUPIDBoss Bawss screws up his face in thought as he draws on his nonexistent reserves of sneakiness and cunning. "Er... do you got anythin' dat makes sunlight underground?"THAT gets the merchant's attention; the elf's eyebrows shoot up so high that they're almost touching his scalp. "Well now! That depends on how much you can pay. And also what you need it for. No, seriously," Moonvenom adds, cutting off Celicia's indignant retort. "After that one crazy old kook who tried to set off some kind of underground sun bomb, we're required by law to at least inquire into all purchases of artificial sunlight devices. So." Moonvenom turns his attention back to Boss Bawss, his gaze strangely intense. "If I may ask?""We gotta fight deep underground in order to help our beetle friends not get thwomped by giant bug boys, an' to do dat, we need da power of da sun to harness the TRUE power of our glowy undead skeleton friends who are powered by holy sun magics," Boss Bawss replies almost instantly.There's a beat.(Cont.)
>>24044434And then both Moonvenom and Boss Bawss burst out laughing at the same time. "Hahahaha, oh wow!" the elf wheezes. "Now THAT was one hell of a whopper! Seriously, I can respect that level of bullshitting, and trust me, it takes one to know one! Alright, anyway." Moonvenom composes himself, his eyes still twinkling with mirth. "What's the real reason why you want these things?""We gotta have a normal sun underground 'cause da desert sun's too strong," Boss Bawss replies without missing a single beat. And also with an absolutely straight face as he ad-libs with all the force of a thousand used car salesmen. "Ya see, we need strong enough sun to make more ogres, but NOT so strong dat it'll light babby ogres on fire. Here, look, it's a sci-ent-tiffic-ally proven thing-"Boss Bawss pulls out a sheet of paper from behind him, pointing down at the sentences hastily scrawled upon it:>Sexual reproduction>Asexual reproduction>Solar reproduction <-- THIS IS NEW!!!!!Moonvenom studies the sheet of paper in all seriousness, stroking his chin in thought and remaining blissfully unaware of just how nervously Celicia is sweating right now.Five minutes later, Boss Bawss waves goodbye to Moonvenom while the merchant cheerfully waves back, returning through the portal with a sack filled to the brim with fresh hot ogre currency, while Celicia stares at the pile of sunstones sitting at their feet."... Boss?""Hmm?""I'm never playing poker with you. Ever.""Wot's poker?""... don't worry about it.">??? Skeletons identified as Solar-Powered Skeletons!>Solar-Powered Skeletons upgraded with Sunstones! Able to be deployed underground!>They also may have some strange new abilities that will be discovered later!>Lolth's Guild of Merchants returning to the Old World with a patently false theory on how ogres reproduce!(Cont. in 15-20 minutes for WAR COUNCIL)
Rolled 8>>24044453Holy Shit.
>>24044453>>24044484Note how the merchant had a sack full of ogre currency.Holy shit indeed.
>>24044510Oh, that guy is in so much trouble.
>>24044427Give the guy a break. We put him through enough as it stands.
>>24044453>That entire post
Rolled 30>>24044453I'M HERE BOYZ, LETS GIT ROCKIN'!
>>24044453>fresh hot ogre currencyWait. Did we just sell them a literal sack of shit as well as metaphorical one?I love Ogres.
>>24044576Moonvenom's career is fucking over.
>>24044606Well if it turns out he really is out of a job we could get him to work for us.
>>24044606Probably not, a guy that sharp could probably find some farmer to sell the shit to for fertiliser.He got the (bullshit) theory on how ogres reproduce. That's gotta be worth as much as the sunstones if he can patent the discovery.
>>24044716I wonder if he knows about our bug allies?
>>24044751That's a point. We can tell him why workers are so heavily protected by Sacrotone laws. knowledge is power after all so it's bound to be worth something.
>>24044510Hahahaha.Can't believe they're still doing business with us.
>>24044453Finally, the agreed-upon day has arrived. (Granted, after Gubbins' time-bending shenanigans, all parties involved had to double-check just to be sure, but still.) Today is the day that the ogres combine forces with the Scaratones in order to teach the Formichroma a two-pronged lesson they soon won't forget-1) Don't fuck with ogres.2) Don't fuck with the friends of ogres.To that end, Ogir Place sets down on the outskirts of the main Scaratone Hive, the oasis settlement-slash-golem looming far above even the largest hive, a source of comfort for all the Scaratones who lay eyes upon it (and/or a source of briefly confused terror for those just seeing it for the very first time). As one of the many Scaratone envoys leads Boss Bawss, Celicia, and a few other ogres and elves into the hive, the atmosphere is very clearly tense. Not only are the beetle-men scurrying around with a sort of nervous energy, but the tunnels are nearly packed wall to wall, forcing the small diplomatic party to take the long way around through obscure side tunnels. Even the normally talkative envoy doesn't seem to have a lot to say this time around...... which is why, when they approach the Queen's meeting chamber, Boss Bawss realizes that he can hear a dwarf's rumbling voice raised in argument against a certain Scaratone Queen's higher-pitched chitter.(Cont.)
>>24044974"... that's what I'm saying, woman! If we reinforce THESE passes, and mine THESE tunnels, those stinking little Formichroma won't stand a chance-""Out of the question, yes-yes! Allowing strange fiery magics into our hives, even as deep as that? What guarantees do you have that they will not fry us all? Or that the Formichroma will not smell your dwarf-scent from a mile away??""Lass, the guarantee is that I am a /dwarf/! I know these 'strange fiery magics' like the back of my beard! If I didn't, so help me, I won't ever drink another tankard of-"Both Queen Kilkkarak and Lockstock the Miner (and/or minor princeling) fall silent and look up from their argument when Boss Bawss and the others stride into the chamber.The silence only lasts for a split-second before BOTH sides start trying to talk over each other, at increasing volumes. Boss Bawss may have his work cut out for him-[ ] Hear out Queen Kilkkarak of the Scaratones first![ ] Hear out Gunston Lockstock of the dwarves first![ ] Ignore the argument, ask for a status update first![ ] Both sides have to calm down first- tell Celicia to soothe Lockstock while you talk down the Scaratone Queen.[ ] Write-in.
>>24044986>[ ] Both sides have to calm down first- tell Celicia to soothe Lockstock while you talk down the Scaratone Queen.
[ ] Both sides have to calm down first- tell Celicia to soothe Lockstock while you talk down the Scaratone Queen.
>>24044986>[ ] Both sides have to calm down first- tell Celicia to soothe Lockstock while you talk down the Scaratone Queen.No bloody fighting amongst ourselves. Everybody's buddies!
>>24044986[X] Write-inHave Boss Bawss smooth talk both sides down.
Rolled 58>>24041904Archived just in case.
>>24045020YEAH! WAT DIS GUY SAYS!
Calm down both sides.
>>24044986[X]Write-inBoss gives both of them a stern, fatherly talking-to for losing faith in the brotherhood of ogre friendship
Rolled 72Oh good, I made it in time for this thread!
>>24044986(Dude, it's been 46 minutes. Hurry up)
>>24045714one does not rush greatness
>>24045714Shut up. I don't want this to be rushed.It's the internet. Find something else to occupy your attentions.
>>24045714Patience, young one.
>>24045714Wow, that's pretty rude, dude. Blorp takes about 40ish minutes given his posts in this thread. Chill out, he woulda said something if he was done.Even if he is or you gotta be somewhere, it'll get archived at SupTG (which it already is) so no rush, Blorp.
Rolled 30>>24043253Now I'm imagining a tiny, roughly designed sun wearing sunglasses and having a massive smile, sitting in the middle of an underground cavern. That and it acts exactly like a normal Ogre, which is to say, completely retarded.
>>24044986>[X] Both sides have to calm down first!Completely unruffled by both sides yelling at him, Boss Bawss sidles over to Celicia and whispers conspiratorially. "You take Lockstock, I'll take Queenie. On three. One, two-""Wait, what are you-"Celicia's question turns into a shriek of terror and rage as Boss Bawss Fistboss bodily picks her up and hurls her right at the dwarf; ignoring the sound of two bodies slamming into each other and also the sound of one elf slamming the butt end of her rifle against a dwarf's helmet, the larger ogre turns to Queen Kilkkarak. "I guess you met our friends da dorfs!" Boss Bawss cheerfully grins. "Sorry we didn't get here in time to introduce you all formal-like!"Queen Kilkkarak finds herself unable to tear her eyes away from the dwarf vs. elf fistfight currently making a mess of the other side of the room. "Boss Bawss, are you certain they are alright-""Da dorfs are really nice guys, you know! Dey have beards and are not afraid of anythin', AND they agreed to help us help you just for a few rocks!" Boss Bawss continues, raising his voice slightly to talk over one gleefully guffawing dwarf who, like all of his race, can't resist a good barroom brawl. "Dey are also super-good at tunneling, so as long as we fight underground, this fight will be pretty awesome for us all."The Scaratone Queen watches in fascination as Celicia methodically pile-drives the dwarf into the wall. "Yes-yes, I see, but... there are so few of them, though. And his ways of fighting are not truly fighting, just hiding behind strange technologies...""Dat's why they're gonna just play support," Boss Bawss says soothingly. "Makin' our lives easier through smarter tunneling an' stuff. So he's doin' da best he can, since he originally only came to this desert to do exploration things. We cool now?"(Cont.)
>>24045779"Cool as the desert sands at night, yes-yes." Queen Kilkkarak chitters in amusement as the disheveled, beaten-up dwarf and the equally disheveled elf shake hands and turn back to the actual meeting. "My apologies, bearded mole-being. Spoke heatedly only out of confusion, yes-yes! Any friend of the ogres is a friend of the scaratones.""Ach, think nothing of it!" Lockstock replies amicably, looking quite refreshed by the round of fisticuffs. "You got a lot riding on this battle, after all. I got carried away as well, yer majesty. Forgot you weren't familiar with our ways.""Boss Bawss Fistboss, you owe me big time," Celicia adds in a sullen deadpan, fussing with her disheveled hair- though it doesn't look like she came out of the fight with a whole lot of trouble.Boss Bawss quickly diverts the conversation to safer grounds. "... er, anyway, wot's da situation?""Well, we went ahead and scouted out the underground areas closest to where ol' Queenie here told us the Formichroma will pop up," Lockstock says, stroking his beard. "From the sound of it, the buggy little bastards'll try to break open a space on the edge of Scaratone territory to make better use of their numbers, so we got to work fortifying the likeliest locations and throwing in the more distant tunnels...""The 'edge of Scaratone territory' refers to underground farms and the menagerie," Queen Kilkkarak clarifies. "The likeliest locations for break-ins; the farms are weakest, since moles break in on a regular basis anyway. Troops have already been stationed in both places."(Cont.)
>>24045786Queen Kilkkarak pauses. "There is one cave farther beneath even those two locations, but it is much too far for the Formichroma to break in and expect to move toward the inner hive, yes-yes..."[ ] [STATION] Sounds good. Let's get to moving the ogre/elf/etc troops there![ ] [DWARVES] Ask for clarification on the dwarves' efforts, and possibly inspect them with the Queen.[ ] [3RD CAVE] Alright, that shit sounds suspicious. Let's go down and look it over.[ ] [WRITE-IN?] Other questions for the Queen and/or Lockstock?
>>24045793[X] [3RD CAVE] Alright, that shit sounds suspicious. Let's go down and look it over.
Rolled 35>>24045793Can we link Gubbins up to the Skeletons and have them act as distant sentries? (Possibly geomancing through them to 'listen' for the enemy buggies digging)So when the Bugs come through, we can move forces out of a central area to counter them? Or is that all to taxing on Gubbins?Also [3RD CAVE] if we have time.
>>24045793>[X] [DWARVES]Let the Scaratones have their secrets. We've got to be prepared for this battle and for that we need to gather as much information as possible.
>>24045793Should we inform our allies of all the forces we have first? (Patchwings, Skellies, Our healing magic, ect.)
Rolled 34>>24045868That too. I think disembodied, spectral, healing asses might scare them if they don't know about them.
>>24045793>[X] [3RD CAVE]You can never be too careful
>>24045793[X] [3RD CAVE] If only we had some sort of auxillary skellington army to fill in the gap in our defenses...
>>24045843... that's a good question- if he's listening through the skeletons, it'll probably be a necromancy check or some such, though. We'll see!.. AAAAAaaaaand yeah, I've been on my last legs for a while now, so I'm afraid I'll have to cut the thread short tonight in order to fall unconscious and sleep. Sorry, guys- next thread should be NEXT WEDNESDAY (the 10th) at 7 PM EST, and it'll be longer with any luck!Thanks for following the quest, and I hope you enjoyed it thus far! We'll pick up next week with shoring up defenses and (re)arranging troops, and the war will start in earnest. Hope to see you then!
Rolled 27>>24046076Alrighty then.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlListen up, archives are up, so go and Vote!
>>24046076>finally be able to join an OgreCiv quest thread>it has already endedI just want to join in!
>>24047061finding a certain thread with no set time is like trying to catch lightning.