Evening lads, it's that time again. Hopefully we'll finally get around to counting the spoils of war and building up the tribe. Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Children%20of%20the%20MountainI'll post the most recent update in a moment, along with choices.
>>26072197Gronk began to knuckle his way down the path, wondering what had happened to his axe. After a few moments, he remembered throwing it at some dwarves before pursuing off into the tunnels. It was a relief to now that it wasn’t buried under the mountain. He quickly neared the end of this branch of the mine and found nothing but smells to guide him. He could easily smell the blood and sweat of the trolls, and was just able to pick up the humans past it. It took him some minutes to catch up with those who had been making the smells. He had sent three trolls after the humans, believing there to be only one human. Now he saw that there had been three, each stranger looking than the last. The first, currently pinned under the claws of one of the trolls, had a beard like a dwarf. Except that it was pearly white and reached down to his ankles. His clothes were blue and purple, embroidered with gorgeous emblems. The second had a face that had clearly been born to fight. The nose and mouth very strangely twisted into an unattractive smirk, and that was before the scar tissue and abrasions were taken into account. This human wore strange leather armour that interlocked like scales. On his back was a sword that almost big enough for a troll to use. Gronk couldn’t see how he used it. Finally, there a thin sallow faced man wrapped in black clothe and covered in knives. He eyes were darting constantly from side to side, searching for something. Gronk growled. These three were a complication.>Should Gronk eat the humans, listen to what they have to say or go back and see if the dwarf leaders were caught?
>>26072197Listen to the humans
Finally! I've been waiting for this. Listen to what the adventuring party has to say
Joining in. Have to read the archive.
>>26072385>>26072375Right, that's enough time for people to join. Counting these, I'll write the update.>>26072412Always good to see someone prepared to read the previous threads.
>>26072197I had forgot this thread, luckily I have a reflex in my nervesystem that sometimes checks /tg/ automatically
>>26072197Hell yes! Good to see you again, Scriv.Let's listen to what the humans have to say.
>>26072213I will start calm today, >listen to them(we can always eat them later)summon our firearmor though, in case one of them is a magicuser waiting to get devoured
>>26072447>>26072443Good to see you lads, I was worried everyone had forgotten me...
>>26072458You never forget a civ quest.
>>26072458>Pic related to this thread`s endgame
Our GOD is back.Gronk be praised!
Hello guys, have been keeping up with the troll, insect and gnome thread with the archives, because I'm on vacation. Will participate in this thread for as long as the wifi will hold
Sorry guys, had a computer malfunction. It's fixed now, but I've only just started the update. It'll take 5-10 minutes to finish.>>26072815Hey, good to see you. I don't think you've been on here since thread one.
>>26072838Indeed, mist the third one by a hair
>>26072213Gotta talk to them. Let them know of their wrong doings and how they wronged usLet them know why their companions were devoured and why all this could have been avoided
>>26072213Listen, if we don't like it/hear enough, eat them infront of each other
Gronk walked to the nearest, the bearded one that smelled of age. He waved away the attendant troll and picked the human up. Looking into the human’s eyes, he asked what it was doing here. The question was quietly spoken and without obvious malice. But the effect of a low, soft question from a towering troll still covered in blood was its own threat. The human gave a little gasp of shock upon hearing common from a troll, before clearing his throat in a nervous way. His eyes flicked to his comrades once or twice before he began to talk. He said that he had come here to study the ancient artefacts the dwarves had in their mine, and that the other two were his guard. The one in black shrilly screamed that those were lies, but was silenced by the troll guarding him. Gronk had the troll let him speak, and heard a far more likely sounding story.>Cont.
>>26072950The knife wielding human said that they had been hired as troll hunters, after an encampment in the mountains had disappeared. It wasn’t uncommon for camps to be attacked, but trolls were rarely organised enough to destroy a whole camp and kill off everyone that fled. This camp had vanished without a trace. A second, larger, camp had been sent to continue the last ones work and research, but the authorities in Märlas had worried about the growing troll population. These three had been hired to find out as much about the trolls as they could, and kill a few if possible. They had travelled with the second camp, accompanying them to where they had pitched their camp. They had gone out into the wild for a few days to look for traces of troll, only to return to a ruined camp. They doubted they would make it back to Märlas without provisions, so had decided to make for the dwarven mine instead. When they reached the mine, they had tried to warn the dwarves of the danger, but Gronk’s attack had come mere hours after their arrival. Gronk looked at the three and glared. He found it unlikely that such a weak looking trio could ever kill a troll, but he had doubted any goblin could wound a troll and then lost half his face. Looks could be deceiving.>Should Gronk kill them all or keep them prisoner? Or a combination?
>>26072959Kill the lying oldy, keep the knife thrower alive, don't care what happens with the sword dude
>>26072950>>26072959Keep as prisoners for now!
>>26072982wait!ask about dorf-artifacsthenEAT>>26072959
>>26072959bite the old one's head off. DEVOUR him who dares lie to a god.
>>26072959Eat the old one for lying, keep the others as prisoners. Gronk no like tricksy humans.
>>26072985Seconded and yay time to continue the adventures of Gronk baddass mc lightning-bolt thunder-hawk tornado.
>>26073021>>26073021ooohh. better yet, bite him in half and turn the of him to ash in front of their face. gotta show off the new power.
>>26073034You, that's sick, mean and discusting, I like it!
General choice seems to be:>Gorily kill the bearded one>Spare the rouge>Do nothing to the sword wielding guy?Can we have a decision on the third member?
>>26073034Be careful though the power is indiscriminate in what it disintegrates Gronk had better have space around him when/if he does that.
>>26073088We should decide that based on how he reacts to us killing the bearded one.
>>26073088Keep him for now, he might know how2smith armor
>>26073118Tink-Tank the goblin says he knows how to do that.
>>26073107I support this. Let's see how he reacts first.
>>26073088ask him if he has a mind to misbehave, i doubt he'll opt to fight. if he does, well thats just more food for the trolls then.
>>26073141FUCK TINK-TANKOkay, then I defer to>>26073107
>>26073147>>26073107>>26073168Okay, a mini update will be written, describing the bearded one being eaten and how the sword user reacts.
>>26073181Okay thank you
Gronk reached out casually and plunged a claw into the bearded human’s chest. He wrenched it down, slicing through the man’s rib cage and gaudy robes. Then he pulled his claw out and grabbed the man, bringing him up to his mouth. With a few savage bites, he devoured him. Fresh human blood mixed with the congealed mess already decorating Gronk’s chin. While doing this, he never broke eye contact with the flat faced human with the sword. Despite losing some blood to his face, the human didn’t look away or blink. The one in black, however, threw up over his own chest. As Gronk swallowed the last lump of the unfortunate human, the flat faced one suddenly twisted. The troll holding him had one arm against his chest, pressing him to the wall. But the troll was completely focused on Gronk eating the other human. The flat faced one slipped under the arm and rammed a dagger into the troll’s eye. Ducking and rolling through the bull’s legs, he drew the massive sword that was strapped to his back. He faced off towards Gronk with a challenging position.>What does Gronk do? Specify in post.
>>26073291Kill him, but in an honourable fight, no magic, the dude has got spirit, I like that>laiddsu succesSee, Gronk will succeed anyway
>>26073291well we need to show off this power sometime turn the heretical human that dares to oppose the mighty Gronk to ash. Be careful to not kill your allies with it.
>>26073291allow him to attackuse new power to disintegrate swordeat
>>26073291more fun for gronk, what would he do but laugh?tell your bulls to give some distance and command green ?cloud? to cover the ground, see how he reacts when his feet turn to ash.
>>26073291Fight him, but don't kill him yet. He could be useful- I mean he has balls. That's trolly.
>>26073291Attack him but don't kill him but wound him and keep him as prisoner to show him how weak he is and how much more powerful Gronk isShow of strength son
>>26073291Challenge swordy to a fight, test of strength, if he starts winning then disintegrate human, I want his sword.
>>26073291Fight him in honorable combat, then eat him to gain his vigor.
>>26073291Wait can we turn just his sword to ash as a demonstration of our power? maybe he would surrender.
>>26073376not a weapon for a troll. too delicate. axe is much better.
>>26073291Fight in honourable combat and take the sword as a prize
>>26073371>>26073366Two for don't kill.>>26073406>>26073376>>26073363>>26073357>>26073351>>26073324>>26073387Five for kill him.>>26073376>>26073406Two for keep the sword.>>26073389>>26073357Two for destroy it.Looks like he's troll chow, but what about the sword? Decide it's fate linked to this post.
>>26073416keep it as our weapon or a prize
>>26073416>Five for don't kill>FIVESometimes I don't know, I really don't...
>>26073416Keep the sword.
>>26073416Keep it, give it to the heir, Morruk right?
>>26073416Keep his sword maybe we can find use for it later.
>>26073437That's him, he's done plenty since you were last with us. Though you said you had kept up with the archives right?
>>26073456Yes but if I have to be compelety honest, I'm a bit drunk, had a little drink with the family after dinner, I wasn't a hunderd percent sure it was him
>>26073454>>26073437>>26073429>>26073424Four for keep.>>26073420Trulldull for destroy.Looks like Trulldull and his complete lack of sentimentality are out voted again.Sword is kept, the human dies.
With a grunt of dismissal, Gronk stepped forwards. The human span the sword around his body, making the great weight of metal move fast enough to make the air whoosh. He sent it slashing towards Gronk’s neck, only for Gronk to raise an arm. The sword hacked into it, tearing half way through before stopping. Gronk reached out, quick as a pouncing viper, and snatched the blade of the sword with his other hand. With a sharp yank, it slipped from the man’s fingers. Gronk simply stepped forward plunged three of his claws into the human’s chest, before throwing him across the room. His corpse slammed into a wall and slid down. Pulling the sword from his arm, the Big Papa ordered his trolls to gather up the body and bring it and the live human to the hall. The live human was not to be harmed, at least not yet.As they reached the cross roads, Gronk swung down the other tunnel, after the dwarves. Once again, he let his mind drift as he knuckled down the passage towards the end. He thought about what the human had told him. If it was true, then the authorities at Märlas were somewhat more prepared than he had thought. He could see the difference between attacking a city not expecting him and one that had locked the gate and had men holding the walls. On the other hand, he remembered Ragnar and Moruk saying the walls were cracked in some places anyway, so perhaps it didn't matter.>Con't
i think we should get other troll tribes under our rule before we move on south. we now have the magical power and weapon/armor knowledge to make an easy job out of other tribes, if they refuse to bow.
>>26073607He finally reached a wooden door frame that had presumably once had a door. After he had eased himself through it, he found the door some metres from the frame. On the floor next to it was a dead dwarf. He shuffled on, straining with his ears and nose. He heard slight movement up ahead, and smelled a little blood. As he rounded a corner, he found the dwarves and his trolls. The trolls were standing over the dwarves, about six of which had been rounded up and forced into a corner. One more was held in the huge talons of a troll, his eyes wide with fear. The troll clearly had him poised to be eaten, his mouth already opening in anticipation. When he heard Gronk, he dropped the dwarf to the floor and turned around. Gronk knew he had ordered the dwarves to be taken alive, but that had been almost an hour ago. He could understand the trolls getting a little bored.>How should Gronk react?
>>26073663Yeah like id said in the last thread lets spend awhile conquring every Troll tribe within our reach. Also as many goblin encampments as we can find.
>>26073676take one troll, hit the other`s with it!nobody disobeys the devourer
>>26073676Pretend we don't see him almost breaking their order and tell them to round up the dwarves
>>26073663Beardy here makes sence>>26073676Shout that they are not te be eaten, pic related, question the dwarves
>>26073676Kill one of them at random. We can't let them think Gronk is going soft
>>26073676Scold the troll that was bout to eat a dwarf maybe whack him but then interrogate the dwarfs on what they used to do so we can decide if they would be useful or not.
>>26073712this one knows how to train them trolls. they'll heal in a short while but will learn their lesson.
>>26073676Roar that the Dwarves are NOT for eating, and declare that any troll caught disobeying orders WILL have a finger chopped off for the offense.
>>26073748I like that method of discipline too lets do this
>>26073771>>26073748>>26073712Three for non-lethal disciplining via hitting the others with the offender. Looks like that's happening.
Wifi keeps failing me guys, I'm giving up heading to bed. Keep archiving the thread, will read up tomorrow, have a good one!
In a single bound, Gronk cleared the room and grabbed the offending troll. Two swift blows to the head disorientated him, and then Gronk heaved him up into his arms. Taking a couple of shaky steps, Gronk proceeded to hurl him at the others. With grunts of shock, they tried to catch him, but were sent onto their backs by his airborne weight. Suddenly Gronk was among them, his claws flashing. Squeals and shrieks of pain echoed through the mine, and Gronk sliced and ripped flesh until they were all standing again. Gronk roared in their faces, causing each to look down before bending the knee before him. With a contemptuous gesture, Gronk signalled that they should rise. He told them to escort these dwarves to the main hall. When he arrived, he found all of the trolls not hunting slaves with Moruk gathered there. With the mine his, he realised that the temple seems small by comparison. On the other hand, he had complete control there. It wasn’t as grand or defendable, but he knew its layout.>Should Gronk take the prisoners back there or bring the females to the mine? Some prisoners will die on the long, cold trip.
>>26073919Take the Dwarven prisoners back, but keep the human rogue with us.
>>26073919Both have bonuses but i'm leaning towards setting up shop here chances are there is a furnace somewhere in here.
>>26073919i knew this was coming and i still dont know what we should do. i want gronk to live in the temple but we cant just abandon an active dwarf mine and go, we need the mined materials and dwarf utilities(forge etc.).i say we settle on the mountain the mine is caved in.thats the best choice i think.
>>26073919Actually, my bad. I read that wrong. Let's take everyone back to the temple.
>>26073998or, we let the goblins run the mine, while we live in da tempal!
>>26073919Keep the prisoners here with half of the trolls and goblins while we go back out and pack up our things and prisoners including our throne and move into the dwarven mines
>>26073919I like setting up here,and then moving towards the mine later, metal working is are area of expertise so an area we know the layout of and keeps the prisonrs alive might work better.>>26074012Genius!
>>26073998>>26074010We dont need the temple to spread our divinity and it takes days to travel between the two territories so it would be hard to control it the temple was more of a gimmick to Gronk then his divine place of worship the mines have utility and more space i say we take it
>>26074037Alright. changing my vote for the last time. Let's settle in the mine. Final answer.
how about we make the slaves and trolls build a grand temple on this mountain?it solves all problems.
>>26074056I like that
>>26074056But for now we should all move into the mine/dwarf fortress
>>26074020>>26074037>>26074046>>26073998>>26073981Looks like we'll be living in the mine now.
Just caught up. Sorry I'm late.
>>26074117nooooooo!think of all the backdoors, secert tunnels and shit, we will get dorfs up our asses
>>26074221But there where only two entrances that we know off we can send goblins into all of the crevices to look for more.
>>26074221wat?they are all beaten now.
>>26074262I am a bit concerned of there maybe being some random hole somewhere that leads into the heart of our new home. But Scrivener wouldn't do that to us right?
>>26074254>only two entrances that we know off >>26074262>wat?>they are all beaten now.famous last words but hell things won´t last forever.
no need for concern. goblins can crawl into cracks even dorfs cant go in.and we will question them anyways so we can ask for secret entrances and such. im sure gronk can be convincing.
>>26074347ogod pls no>>26074361And yeah we should spend a turn or two scouting our new homes interior once we are set up.
Looking over the trolls that stood on the hall’s floor below, Gronk selected one of the younger bulls and called for him to climb the stairs to him. When the trolls had gained the platform, Gronk grabbed him y the shoulders and looked deep into his eyes. The troll stared at him with idolatry and hero worship clearly present in his gaze. After a few seconds, Gronk asked if the boy had killed during the battle. The troll nodded, and said he had slain three of the dwarves in the weapon room where Gronk had slain the grey beard. Gronk seemed to consider him for a few seconds, before ordering him to select three trolls to accompany him back to the temple. He was to fetch the female trolls, female goblins and the crippled humans, escort them back and report back to Gronk. The troll’s eyes widened and he threw himself to the floor and thanked Gronk for the job. Then he sprinted down the stairs and roared out orders to three trolls of a similar age to him that they were to accompany him. Gronk grinned, betting this would boost the bull’s ego no end.Striding down the stairs himself, he dispatched another troll to get a report from Moruk on the capturing of the fleeing dwarves. Now there was little to do but wait for his runners to return. In the meantime, he could explore the mine with his trolls, as the goblins were all with Moruk.
>>26074361dorfs wouldn`t use cracks. they would use finely crafted secret passages. >pic related, me in these threads
>>26074404Choose two actions.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash fist, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 48 Trolls (36M, 8F, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 53 Goblins ( 25M, 15F, 2M 7F children)>Prisoners: 34 Goblins (30M, 4F) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>26074437>Train Magicwe must master out new powers>Interrogate the surviving dorfsIn case of not being assfucked by an ambush
>>26074437C:explore the minesD:Magic.
>>26074437B: Worship the Big PapaB: Worship The Big PapaLets celebrate and maybe get bigger
>>26074437The day will come when we need a brutal and uncaring suggestion, and you will be there.>>26074431B. Worship the GronkitatorD. Research how to get these dwarves making us some fine armor and weapons.
>>26074437>Interrogate the dwarfs. >Explore mines
>>26074510>How quote work
lets wait moruk's and rest of the tribe's return for the worship/celebration.
>>26074437Explore mine, start to set up that forage.
>>26074437G. Diplomacy—interrogate the human rogue about the defenses of Marla. Is the town heavily defended?C. Scout—Explore our new home, starting with the mines.
>>26074437>Train with magic>Explore Mines
Remember guys every time we Worship The Big Papa after a big battle he gets bigger, badder, faster and, stronger.
>>26074540>>26074536>>26074516>>26074504>>26074482Explore>>26074504>>26074482Magic>>26074507>>26074510Worship>>26074516>>26074482>>26074540InterogateSo we'll be scouting, but which of the other three? First linked in decides.
>>26074627Interrogate the leaders it is.
>>26074687Well i guess that now we will find out if it was the worship the battles or a combination of both.
>>26074773it was and is eating foes hence the devourer.
>>26074815probably i just remember our largest growth spurts happened during worship.
While the tribe was inactive, Gronk decided to have them explore their new home. He sent the trolls out in pairs to root out any dwarves still alive and find out what resources there were. He was also concerned about the layout and depth of the mine. He had no idea how far it extended into the mountain. After a day or two, trolls filtered back to the great hall. The room was beginning to stink, as the few remaining corpses rotted. The few dwarves that were brought back were horrified at the state of the room, and even more so when told they would be cleaning it. The most of the corpses had been eaten by now, including the flat faced human Gronk had killed. Gronk only hoped that he didn’t absorb the human’s ugliness as well.Gronk spent many hours interrogating the dwarven leaders. They told him of the mine’s capabilities and resources, though he was never quite sure if they were being truthful. According to them, the mine had two forges, an armoury, an underground plantation of edible crops and seven shafts that ran deep into the mountain which contained any number of metals. They said there were no more tunnels in or out, other than the gate, the abandoned shaft and the escape tunnel the non-combatants had fled down. They guided Gronk to all the locations in the mine they had mentioned, showing Gronk the truth of their words. They unlocked any door that was locked and handed the keys to Gronk. His claws weren’t nimble enough to use them, but that was what goblins were for.In the weeks following the battle, Gronk grew somewhat. Not much, though he attributed that to lack of real foes. There had been nothing to truly test his physical prowess.
>>26074840thats probably because we worshipped right after every battle. but the powers were gained when gronk ate someone powerful. his first powerup was eating the old chief and noone was even worshipping him back then.
>>26074892Choose two actions.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash fist, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 48 Trolls (36M, 8F, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 53 Goblins ( 25M, 15F, 2M 7F children)>Prisoners: 34 Goblins (30M, 4F) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Powers of Gronk: Great Devourer (gains abilities from foes he eats), Ash touch (can disintergrate things connected to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Metal sword>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>26074902Well remembered, that was in the OP in the first thread.
>>26074918>Mag.ic>Study all the magical stuffs we got(hammer, armor, sword and whutnot) ask ragnar for help. make him feel wanted, and safe
>>26074918D. Magical research into our newest powerB. cmon we need to worship a little bit
>>26074918C:scout around the mountainD:Magic
>>26072197Lets see if tink-tank knows how to use the forge, if he doesnt we should have the dwarves train him. Also we should see if the weapons and armor in the armor can be adapted for the goblins
>>26074918Worship Big PapaInterrogate the human rogue about his employers and the defenses of Marlas, having Ragnar around to help translate tougher Common words
>>26075011Tink-Tank was sent with Moruk to capture slaves. All goblins were sent, except the females still at the temple.
>>26074918troll weapons- shields with spikeswar- other troll tribes or hunt for other trollssome questionshow many dwarf slave do we have?how many trolls or slaves do we need for more then just two actions?
>>26074978I'll go with this.
>>26075075We should scout out other Troll tribes before we wage war on them.
>>26075075I'm afraid you need to know where some is to go to war, and you only know where Märlas is.Currently, you have about a dozen male slaves, not including the leaders. The rest of the dwarves are dead or have fled. Moruk is out trying to capture the rest.When Moruk returns, you will have a third action.
>>26075149Bugger, I forgot. What sort of magic should Gronk research? Ash touch, fire or stone magic?
>>26075192Ash touch. We don't want this guy accidentally disintegrating himself in an emergency.
>>26075192Ash touch! Ash touch! Ash touch!Also don't forget he got that magic from the Dwarf King/Champion.
>>26075192new shiny things always makes me curious. ashtouch.
We should allow dwarf-meat breeder-folk to mate with male dwarfs. Yes-yes. And give dwarf-meat privileged positions over newer goblins slaves, but put them below oldest, loyalest goblin-meat.
>>26075294Yay Squeekskritch is here
>>26075294Good to see you, rat-troll-thing. Many of the new slaves died for the trolls, trying to open the gate. Maybe they should be given recognition.
>>26075333Maybe-yes. No, definite-yes. Goblins no-need obey every trolls order, and merely need serve the general desires of Big Papa and the Children as a whole. Of course, trolls can bully them still, but no eat-killing or over-bruising. Dwarfs are new and only slaves, yes-yes.
>>26075369And the crippled humans of course.
>>26075369>>26075396I second this for next turn
>>26075369Emancipate the goblins and bump them up higher on the social pyramid? I can get behind that. It'll definitely make them more loyal, that's for sure.>>26075396Fuck the crippled humans.
>>26075396This one thought we had eaten cripple-dumb human-meat. Why keep them? They no can work, eat good-healthy food that can give to goblin-meat, and hate-hate us. Should cook-burn them, for celebration.
>>26075418they can dig in mines without legs.
>>26075414>>26075418There aren't many left. Many died from infection, more from blood loss. The few that are left are unlikely to survive the journey.
>>26075418Let's not kill and eat them until we secure the human rogue's loyalty. I want to use him as our spy in Marlas.>>26075433Well, that solves that problem!But like I said, let's use our human rogue to our advantage. He can be a double agent for us.
>>26075449>He can be a double agent for us.Isn`t it a bit naive to think that he isn`t going to sell us, the trollhorde out, as soon as he is back in a human settlement?
>>26075449We can no-never trust human-thing to be loyal, can only trust to serve himself. Must make it best for human-thing to serve himself by serve us. Yes-yes. Give-give one gold bar if human-thing tells us all about city-laceAlso, me hate you elf-meat. Me also hate dwarf-meat name
>>26075449He betrayed his party, how could we stop him from betraying us when behind humey walls?
>>26075449Or the Poisoned knife in our gullet we should tread carefully
>>26075529>>26075525>>26075516>>26075513"Promise" to make him leader of Marlas when we take it over.
>>26075563If we can find a real way to ensure his loyalty id get behind the idea but for now we need to keep him under watch.
Just before I update, any objection to melding goblin slaves and goblin prisoners, in honour of the former's actions in battle?
>>26075596"If help Gronk, you be chief of pinkskins.">>26075634No objections.
>>26075563>>26075563Silly-dumb elf-meat, human-meat will want gold, not responsibility-danger. All human-meats will want to kill sneak-human. If only we had not allowed the human-meat breeder to bear our child. She could've been reward for sneak-human. Maybe she still can. Yes-yes. Srivener, can ragnar make.... love potion?
>>26075649You can ask him. It would come under research. He hasn't shown any signs of knowing how to make one.
>>26075680No point then. Talk-talk to human-meat.
With the mine’s layout and resources identified, Gronk decided to remind the trolls who was the divine one. He set them to make a tribute to him, either something edible or a monument. For many days he worked on controlling his new found destructive ability, while they scavenged and built. He found he could extend the field a little further each time he tried, until he could make it almost a metre around his body. He was still unable to select what to turn to ash and what to leave unharmed, but he was sure it would be possible eventually. He also found time to practice with the sword, finding it to be far faster than the axe though with less weight to it. When he saw the monument, he was somewhat impressed. The trolls had dragged a huge slab of granite into the great hall and forced the few dwarves present to chisel it into a likeness of Gronk. It was rough, but was clearly him. In one hand he held a twisting handful of fire.Some days after it was completed, Moruk, the trolls and his goblins returned. With him were many slaves, so many that they far outnumbered the trolls. Most were either too young to fight, too old or disabled in some way. Never the less, they were a huge work force and completely terrified of Moruk and the trolls. It seemed that he had been very vocal in butchering their few guards, shocking the remaining dwarves into obedience. Moruk brought them back and made them bow to the great statue of Gronk. His grin was one of pure pride, as he looked up to Gronk and gestured to the new slaves. Then he climbed the steps and prostrated himself before the Big Papa. His loyalty was clear, and Gronk wondered if he should give Moruk a public reward.
>>26075649Why don't we try both approaches? Ask him how much his employer is paying him (ask Ragnar to calculate this amount) and give him more gold and "promise" him lordship over Marlas if he pledges to help us. If he refuses, we eat him.Give him a random troll finger off a corpse or something to take back to his employer as "proof" that he slew whatever troll was plaguing the area. Tell him to show them our old temple hideout if he asks where the troll lair is.
>>26075763Should Moruk get a reward? If so, what? Specify.Choose three actions.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash fist, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 48 Trolls (36M, 8F, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 83 Goblins ( 55M, 19F, 2M 7F children)>Prisoners: 93 Dwarves (35M, 43F, 8M, 8F children) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Powers of Gronk: Great Devourer (gains abilities from foes he eats), Ash touch (can disintergrate things connected to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Metal sword>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>26075773This also means we can probably set up some sort of ambush on the humans, too, if they come looking for us.>>26075786Name Moruk our successor, and grant him first pick of the spoils.
>>26075786moruks present should be his own personal female
>>26075786give him the sword, axe suits gronk better anyways.>C:scout around the mountain.>D:Magic
>>26075845Giving Ragnar a female was discussed, but only if he proved himself. Moruk has proved far more useful than Ragnar.
>>26075773no>>26075786>Moruk must have a rewardis the dorf magic hammer to small for him?>continue training our new magic>make neck-armors and helmets for trolls to avoid decapitation(which seems to be our enemies most favoured trick>scout vicinity of our new home for dangers
>>26075868I didn't say he had to have one, I said it was optional. And that was destroyed during the battle with the star.
>>26075786He should definitely get a reward. He's never failed to do a task, even when it was something that left him unable to participate in the real glory. Maybe he could become in charge of the goblins?G. Interrogate the rogue.C. Scout eastC. Scout west.We need to know more about the world around us before we start a war with the humey city.
>>26075888ah.. destroyed..mah badBut I think Moruk must have a reward! He is good-shit, as we say in da mountains
>>26075917East is the mountain we came from. North has never been scouted.
>>26075868Well, why not? Come up with a better idea. We can put this guy to use, let's not just waste the opportunity.>>26075786Actions:Scout northDiplo: Talk to Human rogue, ask him how much his employer is paying him and offer more plus lordship over Marlas in exchange for his allegianceResearch: Armor. Our new Dwarven slaves can make it for us.
>>26075930Ah, my bad as well. I thought you were complaining that I was forcing you guys to give him something. I remember you voting to leave him to those dwarfs, by the way.
>>26075867A female should work. Also,we should scout N and Train Melee
>>26075935Ah, change to Scout north then.
>>26075950I have already given reasons(earlier posts) why I think it is a bad idea, I will not give in on this one, cause I think your ideas are naive and dangerous. If i were up to me, I would just eat him. Once a traito, always a traitor
>>26075822This one likes this. Must make-say Moruk is our heir. yes-yes. Then, declare all goblins free-children. No troll can eat them, kill them, and they must pay a blood price if they harm them to the injured goblins family. Dwarfs are still slaves though. After that, hold big party for free-goblins and trolls. Then, scout-walk east and work on our farms. We have many more slaves now, but can we really trust these underground farms?Also, this one thinks we should invest time in make-build big-big wall around home. We must have fortifications, in case city-place ever sends army to kill us.
>>26076012thirding Moruk as our heir
>>26075857>>26075868Scout around the mountain>>26075857>>26075868magic>>26075868>>26075950Armour>>26075917Scout west>>26075955>>26075950Scout north>>26075917>>26075950Interrogate the rogueVery mixed results. We need to decide between >Armour>Scout N.>Interrogate rogue>Scout mountain
>>26076071>>26076012>>26075822So, his reward is to be publicly named as Gronk's heir? Does Gronk keep the sword?
>>26076088I'd drop armour. It's not an immediate concern now that we've won the battle.
>>26076109Yes-yes. He is our heir. We keep swordAlso, Scout N and interrogate
>>26076109Grant Moruk the sword, also.
>>26076110>>26076129We have three now, so which should we drop? I should've written that.
>>26076088>>26076133and scout north
>>26076088ScoutInterrogateName Moruk our heir, give the sword
>>26076144Missing one action, we have three now.
Name Moruk heir, give him the sword.
>>26076188Also magic, jesus I'll learn to read one day promise.Ash magic.
>>26076139drop interrogate for now.
>>26076188Work on Ash Magic
We really should work on cementing the goblins' loyalty later. Maybe have the prisoners build a barrack for them.
>>26076088If we need to drop one, let's drop scout north
>>26076144OK, this plus ash magic.
>>26076260With this, scout North drops behind and is lost. So we'll be:>Researching armour>Scouting the Mountain (named 'Gold Find' BTW)>Interrogating the rogueAnd Moruk is both named heir and gifted the sword.
>>26076259With so many slaves now, we need to have the goblins in a position to help.It's a fine balance, though. They need to need us, and trust us.
>>26076422And we'd eat them to the last if they tried anything
>>26076432We know that there are goblins who've gone native already, though. The ones loyal to Moruk.We just need to work on indoctrinating them.
>>26076422As far as I'm concerned Goblins aren't abused or anything- they're basically little trolls- as actual trolls are too busy beating the shit out of the prisoners to abuse the goblins.
>>26076432We can do it now, but they breed faster than we do. The future could be problematic. We need to make them second class citizens rather than slaves, and have them depend on us, rather than the other way around. How can we encourage dependency?Also, now that we have the minotaur breeding prowess, we need to claim all female humans for Gronk.
>>26076448Some of them are still civilized. We don't know the percentage of goblins who've gotten as bloodthirsty as Moruk's goblins yet.We could dedicate an action next turn to improving/examining our relation with them.>>26076466There's only 1 female human left.And we're already teaching their children that trolls are their masters. So there's that.
>>26076484Can minotaurs breed with dwarves, or goblins?
>>26076512They can breed with anything, yes.
>>26076524Well we have a shit load of female dwarves...
>>26076524But Gronk is not a Minotaur, so he has limits. He can breed with some species, which can be found out by testing. The results of breeding with the human are yet to be seen.
Why don't we welcome the Goblins into our society as second class citizens by having Gronk fuck and impregnate all their females?
>>26076549Better experiment next turn, then.We could even make it a part of our worship, I suppose.Also, how do half-breeds work, Scrivener? Do they breed as well? What are their attributes?
>>26076596Experiment and see. I will reveal that the females from the temple are due next turn, and they have a surprise with them.
>>26076591I'm pretty sure the rape of their females is NOT going to help our relationship. We need to build something symbiotic if it's to last. This is a CIV quest. We need to be forward looking. Even if we're trolls.
>>26076623Good to see a new namefag, welcome aboard. As long as you remember that Trulldull is evil and Squeeskritch is nuts, you should be fine.
>>26076618cute little trolley due next turn.
>>26076623Think of it more like allowing the goblins to gradually become sons of the mountain by being assimilated into Gronk's bloodline.
>>26076623True. Let's not touch the goblins for now. Maybe rape their females as a punishment if they ever show cowardice or signs of rebellion. But not if they're completely loyal to us.And hey. If we can inundate them into our cult, maybe they'll even offer their females up willingly in that case.
>>26076623I agree. How about we don't fuck with their shit but provide them with protection, food and whatnot in exchange for their loyalty and continued services.
As Moruk rose, Gronk placed a heavy hand on his shoulder. He drew him to the edge of the platform and dug his claws deep into the other troll’s shoulder. For a terrible moment, he seemed to be about to toss him out over the edge. Then he turned Moruk to face the trolls below and began to shout out his decree. Moruk was now to be known as the heir of Gronk, to be obeyed in all things and be chief second only to Gronk. With his free hand, Gronk pulled the sword from his new belt and handed it to the younger troll beside him. Moruk’s mouth hung open slightly, as he was clearly over whelmed. With the sword in his hand, he tried to prostrate himself before his chief again only for Gronk to pull him up when he was half way down. As they looked down, the trolls below all sank to their knees in a submissive gesture. Gronk clapped Moruk on the shoulder before walking away. There was work to do.The goblins were sorted into rooms around the mine, mostly single sex dorms. Moruk’s chosen, his elite goblins, were allowed to bunk with the females. This was recognition of their actions in the battle, leading the prisoner goblins in via the abandoned shaft in what had seemed at the time to be a suicide mission. They hadn’t, in fact, lost a single man. Their accuracy with stick throwers and vicious hand to hand fighting with their swords had seen them through. Tink-Tank had also survived, despite taking a wound to the leg from a dwarven stick thrower. Gronk set him to work getting used to his new workplace, the larger of the two forges. Gronk had several dwarves assigned as his underlings. These dwarves were told that if Tink-Tank was injured or the armour came out flawed, they and their families would pay with their lives. >Cont.
>>26076690Gronk also spent much time talking with the black clad human. He talked of Märlas’s defences openly, without any threat or bribery. Perhaps being in the presence of Gronk was threat enough. He said that Märlas hadn’t been invaded in its entire history, and had given up maintaining its walls. In some places, there was no wall and the gate had no lock. Instead of a military, they had a corrupt and lazy force of watchmen. Many citizens owned weapons and the city often hosted mercenaries, but they were more likely to flee than fight. Finally, Gronk sent trolls out to scout the terrain of the mountain.
>>26076701Choose three actions.>A: Hunt/Gather (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via goblin slaves or Ragnar (Troll weapons, Troll technology, Magic)>E: Train (Melee, Ranged, Other)>F: War (specify who/how/where)>G: Diplomacy (specify who/how/where)>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash fist, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 48 Trolls (36M, 8F, 2M, 1F cubs)>Slaves: 83 Goblins ( 55M, 19F, 2M 7F children)>Prisoners: 93 Dwarves (35M, 43F, 8M, 8F children) 15 Humans (14M, 1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Powers of Gronk: Great Devourer (gains abilities from foes he eats), Ash touch (can disintergrate things connected to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Metal sword>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>26076716What can we do to fortify the mines? Produce via dwarven slaves?And are we getting the surprise this turn?
>>26076749Sorry, I meant next turn after this.
>>26076716>Research Ash touch>Research lightning magic we got from the dwarf king>Scout Marlas
>>26076749Also, I keep meaning to add an >Other option. I suppose that would come under research.
>>26076716What of the prisoner then? Should we kill him or keep milking info from him?Actions:C. Scout Marlas, to see if the prisoner was rightD. Research metal troll armor through Tink-Tank and his underlingsC. Scout the Mountain
>>26076716C. Scout North.D. Continued producing Armor.G. Diplomize a few of the female dwarves (but preferably not the ones helping make our armor)
>>26076812Well. I'm voting for researching fortifications through the dwarves. We're not going to make the same mistake as they did to assume that the ballista (I assume it's still intact?) would be the only thing we'd need to defend ourselves.Also voting for scouting Marlas and continuing the research of troll armor. I'd think the dwarves would be better, but I can't really trust them over our goblins right now.
>>26076832>armorAmerican spelling.Either way, you guys choose what to do with him. Also, the scouting is done, it just takes a turn to complete.
>>26076716>G: time to make the other troll tribes bow. send messenger to them saying Gronk, The Great Devourer, Flame Fist, Star Eater expects them to come and show their respects. Tribes who refuse will at least be rid of their chief and forced to bow or will in worst case scenerio the tribe will face complete annihilation. we should unite the troll before we move to conquer southern settlements.>E: train trolls and slaves.>D: start on armors for trolls.
>>26076877Diplomacy requires you to know where they are. I'll count that as scout north shall I?>>26076864Diplomise meaning breed with?
>>26076877I'm not sure if we know where any other troll tribes are, but I like your idea.Sticking by my original votes though.Guys, what should we do with the prisoner? Kill him? Keep him around? Milk him for more info?>>26076875You Eurofags and your superfluous u's.
>>26076875Oh, then I'm changing my vote from this>>26076872To>Research fortifications (via dwarves)>Research armor through Tink-Tank>Train trolls and slaves (melee)I'm thinking we might want to have Ragnar start training some of our trolls in the use of earth magic? Even minor earth magic would help.
>>26076935No trolls have shown the gift of magic, though you can try. I think I mentioned it a few threads ago, though I don't remember.
>>26076932The rogue is obviously a coward. Maybe we should ask him what HE thinks we should do with him. It'll open up his mind to us and the way he thinks.>>26076953Ah, I see then.Well.Maybe we can have our guys study the dwarven ballista, then make a portable version for trolls. Mobile artillery, heh.
>>26076716E: Diplomacy: Goblins, sovereignty of trollsC: Scout North
>>26076918>I'll count that as scout north shall I?THOU SHALT
>>26076984I like you, Anon. Let's do that next turn?
>>26076988We have three actions.>>26076935>>26076984Assuming these are both you, I suppose that counts as fortifications.>>26077004IT SHALL BE DONE!
>>26077021Start up the FORGES!
>>26077021Yes, those are both me.
>>26077019We can definitely do it next turn or now, but I'd like us to have it before we attack Marlas.
>>26076984Also holy shit do you realize a dwarven ballista is probably a crossbow in the hands of a troll?
>>26077089>>26076984We need to do this
The votes as I've counted them for this turn stand as>Scout North>Scout Märlas>Research and build armour
>>26077135>>26077099>>26077089You guys all missed the big fuss over that in thread one... good times.
>>26077130Sounds good to me
>>26077150Oh man, I remember that.To think our dreams would come true this soon.
>>26077150Is that where trulldrull raegquit because it was too "techie" and not "gore and viscera" enough?
>>26077293I don't think having trollish crossbows is too techie at all. If anyone thinks that's techie, look at the gnome civ thread in which they already have jetpacks and revolvers after what is pretty much a matter of in-game months.
>>26077293Yup. He returned next thread and joined in again though.
>>26077341>gnomeregardless, that a whole different setting, you cant compare.
>>26077379I try not to judge, as it's some other guys game. I like the troll way, slow and steady.
Only a few days behind Moruk, the part from God Eata arrived. The female trolls were very pleased to see Gronk, presenting him with the new cubs that had been born. Most were male, though there was a female cub as well. Every single one of the crippled humans had died or been eaten on the trip. The female was also dead, from child birth. Gronk’s son by her, however, was perfectly healthy. Half troll and half human, he was a strange thing. His arms were too long in proportion to his chest for a human, and his hair was too thick and long for a human. His teeth were far longer and his nails were black and claw like. He had once fallen and cut his head, only for the wound to seal after less than an hour. The most disturbing thing about him was his eyes though. Neither human nor troll, they lacked irises completely, being merely pools of black.The trolls that had been scouting the mountain returned as well, giving little information that wasn’t already know from other scouting missions. There was a lot of loose rock in the territory, dumped by the dwarves as they cleared their mine. There was an abundance of animals, as the dwarves had rarely hunted. With the scouts returned and the tribe back together, Gronk felt more comfortable sending trolls out into the world. He dispatched his two deputies, Moruk and Ragnar, in opposite directions. Moruk was sent, with his goblins and a few trolls, to scout out the defences of the city of Märlas. Ragnar was sent North to find any other clans or living beings further into the mountains, with an escort of three bull trolls. Tink-Tank said he was going to start forging the first set of armour, and spent two hours measuring Gronk. The marked one wondered what to do with the black wearing, knife using human.>End for tonight
>>26077421>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash fist, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, expert fighter and hero of the goblins.>Population: 55 Trolls (37M, 8F, 7M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halbreed, male>Slaves: 83 Goblins ( 55M, 19F, 2M 7F children)>Prisoners: 93 Dwarves (35M, 43F, 8M, 8F children) 1 Humans (1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation>Powers of Gronk: Great Devourer (gains abilities from foes he eats), Ash touch (can disintergrate things connected to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Metal sword>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Primitive axes>Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, spears >Resources: Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Plentiful , abundant if the slaves are also on the menu
>>26077446oops. itchy trigger finger
Right lads, I'm going to bed. It's late and I'm tired. I'll archive this thread first, so don't worry about that. Next thread will be tomorrow, same time as this one was. Hope to see you all there.>>26077457See>>26077446
>>26077446Metal sword belongs to Moruk.Female human is dead
>>26077480good night.till tomorrow.
>>26077497...It's late, I'm tired. Please don't be that guy.
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