Good evening once again lads, it's time to pick up where we left off last night. Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Children%20of%20the%20MountainAt the end of last thread, we were just settling into the dwarf mine and had sent out both Ragnar and Moruk on separate missions. Moruk has gone south with his chosen dozen and a few trolls to scout out the defences of Märlas. Ragnar has gone north with three trolls to try and find more tribes of trolls. We have a human prisoner, dressed like a classical rogue. He has given us some inside information on Märlas, but now we don't know what to do with him.Most recent update and choices coming.
>>26093727Only 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.
>>26093745Choose 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 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, Heir of Gronk and hero of the goblins. Owns a metal sword.>Population: 55 Trolls (37M, 8F, 7M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halfbreed, 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>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
hello againsorry for missing last threadi'll read what i missed in detail and get back to you
>>26093826Not quite what I was hoping for, but it's all good. See you when you've finished the thread.
>>26093757E. Train our Magic that we got from eating the Dwarf KingA. Start mining.
>>26093745>>26093757Hi Scriv! Good to see you.Actions:G.) Diplomacy: Ask the rogue what he thinks the fate of someone who betrays their chief should be.B.) Worship: Worship Gronk. Order the prisoners to bow down and join in the worship. If they refuse, tear them apart.
>>26093904>>26093856Good to see you lads, even though you have the least trollish names possible. I'll give it a few minutes before I close votes and start writing.
>>26093757>MagicWe start training the magic we earned>ResearchOur goblin and dwarves research arms and armor for out trolls
>>26093943Hey, are you a veteran or a new comer? You write a little like Trulldull...
>>26093856Actually instead i say E. Train our Ash Magic Dwarf magic can wait for Ragnar to return>>26093935And well maybe ill GET a troll name if it matters to ya so much haha
>>26093757Evening lads! I say D ash magic and D construct troll crossbows/ballista's based on the dwarven design
>>26093963Hah, no I'm just teasing. You have a good name, keep it.
>>26093935I got the name from this song:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXBHPQjW-Q8I'm guessing that you're Swedish (I saw the weird a you use in Marlas, and I think you mentioned it once), so you'll understand the song perfectly, haha.Mästaren Aldhissla...Mästaren Aldhissla, Trollet som allting hörMästaren Aldhissla, Ondska som aldrig dör
>>26093962Been with you since thread 1I just learned this technique of writing in the gnome civ quest. Makes it easier for everyone
>>26093991Dammit man i just spent like 2 minutes thinking of an awesome troll name haha but sure ill stay with this one.>>26093990Hey ranger did you like the Gentlemanotaurs last night?
>>26093962You mean bloodthristy and warmongering?
>>26094055It was awesome! My sides hurt and almost spilled my drink. I hope it continues
>>26094039No complaints here, glad to know I have a faithful anon following me.>>26094055Well... you could change.>>26094021Ha, yeah I'm sort of swedish. In Sweden we have really bad norse metal groups coming out of the wood work. They seem pretty good actually.>>26094068And in favour of killing and maiming everyone. You know the crippling of the male humans? Trulldull's idea.
>>26094090Well it is not the nicest way of going about things but it is very trollish, he puts the 'fun' in funural.>zymona drinkingWell okay Captcha, cheers!
>>26094114>funuralYou spell words in the funniest ways...
>>26093757E.) Magic. Gotta practice the new ash touch.B.) Worship.I've been lurking since part one. I wish to help our Papa.
>>26094127shit.. that wasn't very smart, well I blame the captcha.. Anyway you get the point
>>26093757>B (Worship The Big Papa)>D Research Armor with Tink-Tank
>>26094141Good to have you with us, thanks for contributing. With this vote, magic and worship are selected. While I write, I suggest you decide on the rogue's fate.>>26094145Damn straight I get a point.
We need to find a way to indoctrinate the rogue otherwise he is more of a loose end.
To the guys saying to research armor, Tink-Tank is already beginning to fit Gronk for troll armor, just so you know.
>>26094199Maybe we can try to bribe him? The Dwarves took our shinies, but we should be able to convince him to fight for us somehow.Maybe we let him fuck some of our prisoner women (if any are still alive).I agree that if he's a loose end, we just have to devour him. For all we know, eating a rogue could help make Gronk sneakier, though I seriously doubt that stealth is high on a troll's list of skills...>>26094214Ah, so he is. Scrive, if you're listening, you can change my vote for Research to a vote for Magic (Ash Touch)
>>26094214Just a idea if we decide to give him armor, have Gronk burn a large face of a troll into the metal, for extra fear factor.
>>26094178We should ask the rogue what he thinks should be done with traitors. If his answer isn't satisfactory, live up to the name Devourer.
>>26094257>The Dwarves took our shiniesAnd you are now inside the dwarf mine. I think we can safely say you will be able to find them.Noted, though it doesn't change anything.
>>26094278I guess that is one way to go about it and >>26094293Yeah maybe we should spend a turn looking for the treasury and do an accounting of our spoils
>>26094293We CAN try to bribe him with money, but power can motivate REALLY well!So can not dying.
>>26094257The rogue is a knife thrower right? Could help with (axe)throwing skills.> lake foreatngOkay else we will eat him
>>26094318>>26094257I was proposing this in the last thread, but a lot of people seemed to object to it. I think he has value as a spy or informant, but giving him a lot of wealth or power could also make him a liability in the end. He's already given us substantial information about Marlas without any sort of bribery or flattery, so keep that in mind.
>>26094320Not a bad idea!Grodak is right - we DO need to address the Rogue sooner than later. How about we give him an ultimatum:Provide something beneficial (i.e. loyalty, training in Rogue techniques, etc.) or else we rip him apart and ravenously eat him.We can coerce through fear, but I still think earning loyalty would be preferable. Given how we just killed his comrades, that would be somewhat tricky.>>26094370You make a fair point. If we don't think he can be cooperated with, we should spare no time.
>>26094370Yeah but he betrayed his party in a second as soon as the odds where against him. He may just betray us as soon as we send him on a mission and he is away from us.
>>26094390I like that training part, trolls wouldn't have to much use for it, but train goblins, especially Moruk's bunch, into elite scout/stealth units, for gathering intel on the other troll clans and the human city
Gronk was no fool, and could tell that his ash touch could be a terribly potent weapon if he could truly control it. He also sensed that the power could be used to do other things than disintegrate the surroundings. However, no matter neither how often he practised or how hard he focussed, Gronk was unable to stop it from simply burning through everything connected to him. He was able to focus it in one place, but it still leaked out everywhere else as well. When he eventually decided to focus on other things, he found that his stone magic was now even more powerful. He tested out the depth of his control on the great statue of him, using his words to smooth and carve it into a more accurate rendition of himself. The dwarves were made to bow down to it whenever they passed through the great hall, and all their weapons were piled at its feet. As part of their worship, Gronk had all families search the mine for precious metals and deposit them beneath the statue. One of the things uncovered was the gold bars taken long before the invasion. Many of the things offered were shiny discs, that the dwarves called ‘coins’. One if the old leaders explained their function to Gronk, but he still thought them unnecessary. If you want something, you take it. Trading is temporary, you just give someone something until you dominate or destroy them, then you take it back.Tink-Tank and his underlings completed their first breast plate for Gronk. It was a tight fit, but was easy to get out of. It had an extended neck, to guard against decapitations. Tink-Tank’s main worry was how fast Gronk grew and how much larger than the other trolls he already was. If Gronk defeated a champion and grew, no-one would be big enough to inherit his armour, except possibly Moruk. Tink-Tank also mentioned that they didn’t have much metal ore, though there was some in one of the mine shafts.
>>26094458Choose 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 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 bringer, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, Heir of Gronk and hero of the goblins. Owns a metal sword.>Population: 55 Trolls (37M, 8F, 7M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halfbreed, 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, Breast plate>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
>>26094429That does sound good id support this action have him train our goblins in exchange for a staple payment and his life maybe even more bonuses if he proves his loyalty.
>>26094469Bugger, forgot to update the choices. >A can be used to mine as well.
>>26094469does it take an action in itself to interact with the rogue?
>>26094469G. Give the imprisoned Rogue the ultimatum to continue to provide information as well as training in exchange for money/women/continuing to liveMy second choice depends on the amount of Ore we have.If we have enough, I would suggest D - making metal weapons for our trollsIf we don't have enough, I would say A - mine for metal
>>26094517Afraid so, it counts as diplomacy.
>>26094520Research into weapons is required first.
>>26094531Okay thanksthen i second this diplomatic action >>26094520and say A. Mine for metal
>>26094540Then I will happily change my vote to that! Thank you!
>>26094469A.) Order the Dwarves to mine for more metal.G.) Order the rogue to begin training our goblin stickthrowers in the art of stealth in exchange for being allowed to live. Have a bull watch him closely so that he doesn't try anything funny.
>>26094472Agreed, and come to think of it, let's have Moruk's warriors (a name for them perhaps?) train the other goblins>>26094469E Moruk's Elite train the other goblinsB ritual burning of all the things at the statue in honor of the Ash Bringer!
>>26094582Moruk's Chosen dozen (that's their name now, you could think of a new one) are away with Moruk.
>>26094594Oh okay, in that case I change my vote to Diplomacy with the rogue
>>26094582I don't think people know us as the Ash bringer yet nobody has seen us use the power and lived to tell the tale.
>>26094654Then ash-up any rowdy bearded mountain rats!!
>>26094654Very observant.The votes currently stand for: Diplomacy with the rogue and mine metal.>>26094672Why do you want to destroy all the weapons and gold?
>>26094694Are there any symbols of the dwarfs previous religion or monarchy left in the area?
>>26094694They are dwarf sized yes? Our goblins already have weapons and those are to small for us( like the gold hammer) and gold has no value for us, we take what we want, when we want it. Perhaps put aside a bit as potential payment for the rogue, does the dude have a name btw?
>>26094727We DO know that gold has value to others, though, and we might as well just ask the rogue his name
>>26094709How would Gronk know? An action could be spent interrogating the dwarves.>>26094727Maybe, but it's a lot of metal to waste. And Gronk knows the value of giving people what they want.
>>26094757Okay nevermind that than, thanks for the warning. I would like to change it to A gather, iron ore
>>26094727If he does i don't think we have asked him what it is. And we should upgrade our weapons before Ashing theirs and instead of turning theirs to ash we can melt them down and re-purpose them.>>26094757Thank you. If you DO want to turn something to ash lets find out if they have symbols of their religion or monarchy left and turn THOSE to ash in front of our statue with everyone present.
>>26094520So, this is the deal to be offered to the rogue? Continued life and a potential reward, in exchange for information and training Moruk's chosen when they return?
>>26094836Sounds about right, Scriv
>>26094836Yeah id say so.
>>26094836I support it since I wrote it, didn't I?
>>26094902Yes, thought the pic seems a little random.
>>26094923just a random reaction pic from my TG collectionit's hard not to find one that isn't a 40K dude frowning about heresy....
>>26094936That's because EVERYTHING is heresy.
>>26094836Sounds good. But the second he tries to screw us over or escapes, take him alive and show the tribe why Papa is the Ash Bringer.
>>26095058Maybe... Maybe we eat him instead - and become sneakier as a result?
>>26095075Yeah but why would we want Gronk to be sneaky, it doens't seem very trollish, more suited for the goblins
Gronk found the new armour to his liking and commended the little goblin for his sterling work. His next act was to command all dwarves capable of swinging a pick to mine metal. He had Tink-Tank draw up an estimation of the amount of metal in the vein, before telling the dwarves that terrible consequences would befall them if less was handed over. As he left Tink-Tank to his work, another small goblin approached him; it was Tak-Tak. The little scribe had been all but forgotten since he returned from the disastrous attempt at diplomacy with the dwarves. He had been left in the temple while all the other goblins had marched to war. As Gronk now spoke almost fluent common and had Ragnar to translate any words he didn’t know, the little scribe seemed redundant. But now he had found a way to be useful again. He had spent long hours thinking on how to please Gronk, before realising he could do something not even Ragnar could. He had been unable to act on his plan until they had come to the dwarf mine, where there were tools for a scribe. He had spent the journey to the mine talking with the escort trolls about Gronk’s deeds and history before Tak-Tak was enslaved. The culmination of his labours was in his hand. It was a thick bundle of papers, bound together with string. Gronk didn’t understand what written word was, but after Tak-Tak explained the concept he saw its power. These words would stay forever, because the paper never forgets. Tak-Tak said he could produce more copies and keep writing about Gronk, if he could only have a few underlings and a wife. Tak-Tak wished for his old authority, but new that Tink-Tank was now more useful. But he could get a little of it back at least.>Cont.
>>26095110After talking with the little goblin, Gronk went to talk with the black clad human. First he asked him his name, which was Meldan. Then he asked him if there was anything else he knew of value about Märlas. Meldan shook his head, and mumbled that he had said all he knew. Gronk then offered him two things; life and rewards, if only the rogue could prove his loyalty and provide a service. Meldan threw himself to the floor, and pressed his face to the ground. He begged to know what he could do to aid Gronk, and was relieved to hear that he would be training goblins. Nothing too dangerous.
>>26095115>Should Tak-Tak’s requests be met?Choose two actions.>A: Hunt/Gather/mine (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone, metals)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via 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 bringer, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, Heir of Gronk and hero of the goblins. Owns a metal sword.>Population: 55 Trolls (37M, 8F, 7M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halfbreed, male>Slaves: 93 Goblins ( 55M, 19F, 7M 12F 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 disintegrate things near to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Breast plate>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
>>26095122Give Tak-Tak what he wants What action would it be to find out what the dwarfs symbols of Religion/Monarchy was?
>>26095151Dammnit, I keep forgetting to add an 'other' option. Call it research for now.
>>26095122E. Train the Goblins, with Moruk supervising to make sure nothing insidious goes onD. Once we get the ore, we should try and produce some metal weapons. Either clubs or blades. Since we liked the sword so much, maybe we can try making some?Also, I want to say that I'm really happy that Tak-Tak is doing something useful. His work will ensure that the Word of Gronk will live on.
>>26095110>>26095115A codex our Gronk's deeds? I definitely see the value in that; it could get us more worshipers. Give the goblin what he wants.Actions:G.) Diplomacy: Declare to the Dwarves that you are their new god and chief, and that they are to bring all symbols of their old gods to your statue to be burned. Any Dwarves caught hoarding anything suspicious is to be eaten in front of his family.A.) Mine more metals.>>26095176Moruk is still out scouting AFAIK
>>26095176Moruk and his chosen warriors are in the south, that's an invalid vote I'm afraid.
>>26095170Okay thanks>>26095151Also damn giving Tak-Tak what he wants is actually alot more usefull then just getting a scribe he can be an example that dutiful service will get you more then just a replacement one day it gives you rewards even after your initial service is done.>>26095122D. Research Into the Dwarfs old religion/monarchy We need to stomp it out for them to let go of the past and begin to worship usE. Practive Ash Magic
>>26095188>>26095191Damn, Moruk's not here. Maybe we should oversee him personally instead? What does everyone think?
>>26095191When is he due back?Also A mine and D forge big metal maces for the trolls
>>26095217I think that nobody else sees the benefit of turning the Dwarfs old religion/monarchy into ash........
>>26095219I mentioned this earlier, it is required to research troll weapons before building them.
>>26095211IDK I feel like it's a waste of time to do the research when we could just intimidate them into bringing that stuff out on penalty of death>>26095217I feel like keeping a small retinue of bulls on him will keep him in line for the time being.
>>26095250I just imagine them at night secretly worshiping their old ways and perhaps some of the Royal Blood yet lives and is giving them hope of escape and freedom one day.These aren't simple goblins these are a strong and resolute people we need to stomp out their old ways before they can accept what lies before them.
>>26095248Damnit, I do keep forgetting. Research the weapons - change mine from production to research
>>26095122Let him write the Big Book of Big Papa. Hand it out to the dorfs, goblins, and trolls who can read. Those who can't read find someone who does.
>>26095306No trolls can read, even Gronk didn't know what written words were.
>>26095248Okay, then Research Troll maces please
Okay, the votes are a little confusing, but here we go.You've chosen to research troll weapons but the second is still open.Choose one;>Ash magic>Train goblins>Research dwarf gods
>>26095384I'm still leaning towards dwarf gods this is going to bite us in the butt if we don't look into it.
>>26095396>>26095400I've never seen you two before. Did you just see us on the feed?
>>26095414>>26095411>>26095400>>26095396Looks like training the goblins is how we'll be going.
>>26095384>>26095416I agree with Edward, but we might need to wait until next time
>>26095418I joined on about 2 threads ago but didn't use a name until now because I was only really reading and following along cause I was busy.
>>26095453As always, it's good to have you on board.
>>26095418yes is it ok to join?
>>26095416We still have time. We need to demoralize them, though. Plus, who here is going to know anything about Dwarf gods besides the Dwarves themselves, and what reason do they have to actually give us the information? Like I said, let's just have them bring all their belongings to the Gronk statue for either confiscation or destruction. Any dwarves who hoard can be killed.
>>26095479Of course it's okay, I was just curious.
>>26095400>>26095396Welcome to the thread! It's good to have more namefags involved
>>26095480What better way to demoralize them then to turn the only connections they have with their gods into Ash?And it wouldn't hurt to try and find out who their gods are.
Sorry it's taking a while, I had to grab something to eat.
With a large amount of ore mined by the dwarven slaves, Gronk decided it was time to try something a little different. Most of the axes used by the trolls had been broken during the fight, causing them to revert to their claws. Gronk knew that if they continued like this, it would be very difficult to teach them to use weapons later on. So he had Tink-Tank cease work on armour and spend time working out how to make weapons for his bull trolls. Swords and axes would be too complicated, but he had other ideas. A spiked metal club or metal blades affixed to be affixed to troll claws. He also had Meldan begin training the goblins that still remained in the mine on how to creep and avoid detection. The training must be going well, as he hadn’t seen any of them for days. Tak-Tak and his goblin apprentices hadn’t been seen for some time either, as they were shut up in their workshop through day and night. The book of Gronk was coming along speedily. Gronk and Tak-Tak were talking about the battle at the gate, so it could be added to the book, when Moruk returned. He marched into the great hall and bowed to the statue, the trolls and goblins who accompanied him doing likewise. Then he bounded up the steps and bowed to Gronk. Gronk pushed the papers out of the way and embraced his heir. Moruk had grown even in the few weeks he had been away, but still didn’t come up to Gronk’s shoulder. As soon as Tak-Tak had left, they began to talk of Märlas. The cunning one confirmed that the walls and gate were in abysmal repair, but couldn’t comment on the military defences. He had done his best to spot those on the walls, but there was little he could determine their efficiency from a distance.
>>26095866Choose three actions.>A: Hunt/Gather/mine (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone, metals)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via 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)>H: Other>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash bringer, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, Heir of Gronk and hero of the goblins. Owns a metal sword.>Population: 55 Trolls (37M, 8F, 7M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halfbreed, male>Slaves: 93 Goblins ( 55M, 19F, 7M 12F 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 disintegrate things near to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Breast plate>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
>>26095872D. Research into troll gods E. Have Moruk's chosen dozen begin training with Meldan
>>26095866>>26095872D.) Have Tink-Tank get to work on creating these new weapons.H.) Introduce Moruk to his new, half-human brother. (Let's name him Vulug)
>>26096002Good name, though it won't take an action to do so. You could choose another one instead.>>26095992>>26095966Three actions now.
>>26095872D. Research any remaining Dwarf idols of worship still presentD. Produce Troll Weapons
>>26096039Alright, let's change my actions to:D.) Have Tink-Tank get to work on creating these new weapons.H.) Interrogate Dwarves as to who their gods are/Research Dwarven gods
>>26096053Oh, and I guess have Moruk oversee the human rogue's training of his Chosen Dozen
>>26096039Ill add D. Produce troll weapons
>>26096064Three actions now.
>>26096082Right, sorry about that.D.) Have Tink-Tank get to work on creating these new weapons.H.) Interrogate Dwarves as to who their gods are/Research Dwarven gods.D.) Research Ash Magic.
So, votes stand as>Research dwarf gods>train Moruk's chosen>produce troll weapons
>>26096229Almost universal, now that we have 3 choices. Nifty!
>>26096229troll weapons- shields with spikesfor blocking and chargeing
>>26096293Hey, good to see you. I'll drop that idea in.
Rolled 30 + 20>>26096293Wait maybe we could get gladiator Arm guards so we could block and charge?
>>26096293Shields aren't very Troll-ish for a few reasonsWe use limbs to move faster, but ultimately our high level of regeneration lends to a naturally high defense regardless.I would argue that weapons should be as highly damaging as possible. I liked the idea of adding metal blades to troll claws, because it would make even more dangerous weapons while retaining the 4-legged running speed. I can also support blunt weapons, since clobberin' is what we love to do.
>>26096369>>26096293>>26096382This is my opinion, of course. We have already witnessed ballistae and other threats that could kill trolls en masse, so maybe it's worth it to make shields after all. Hell, we're already on track to make armor en masse. I was just voicing my gut feelings.
>>26096382>>26096369>>26096293Above all, remember that weapons need to stay simple. The current trolls aren't the brightest, though the next generation can be trained from birth to use weapons.>>26096419Actually, the ballista downed the trolls and the dwarves cut their heads off. Decapitation works on trolls.
>>26096429Wait so why don't we make a bunch of neck guards then?
>>26096443The armor made for Gronk has a neckguard.
>>26096340i jump from quest to quest sometimes i will shut up for awhile and allow others to say things.>>26096369>>26096382>>26096429i was thinking that a troll running on at least his legs of not one of his arm with a shield was as least as good as being hit by a car also two or three as battering rams
>>26096443Because you specified make weapons. This is true >>26096465
>>26096465>>26096472Ah okay my bad.
>>26096429We should start training the male cubs then.
>>26096550Make it an action next turn.
>>26096550We need to play it slow when it comes to the hybrid child, but we have 2 female cubs too.
When Moruk had eaten and his warriors had bedded down, Gronk introduced his heir to Vulug, the half breed. Moruk was both horrified and fascinated, examining his new brother carefully. It was clear that he could be made useful, as he could almost pass for human. At the moment, he only spoke the language the female trolls had taught him, trollish. Gronk decreed that both him and Moruk would learn the common tongue, studying under Tak-Tak. The book of Gronk was important, but it could wait. Moruk already spoke a smattering of common but was far from fluent. Moruk’s goblins were sent to Meldan to join the others in training. Tink-Tank brought out his new weapons, which were sharp elongated claws. They were given to one of the bulls to test, and the results were favourable. His fighting style changed not at all, and yet attacks would be several times as deadly. Gronk suggested producing wooden shields with metal rims and spikes, so trolls could charge and be defended at the same time, and Tink-Tank scurried off to test the idea out.>Cont.
>>26096604Gronk also spent days with the ex-leaders of the dwarves. They were broken beings, unable to raise any resistance to Gronk’s demands. He had them tell him of dwarf mythology, an impressive word he had learned the day before from Tak-Tak. Apparently, they had a complex system of belief that involved separate gods over seeing many aspects of life. Most of the dwarf living spaces still had icons and small models of the gods dotted around the place. It was customary to bow to them every morning and night, as well as when you acted in their sphere of influence. Upon hearing this, he had to the leaders describe the god statues to him. When he was sure of what they were, he sent for Moruk’s dozen. He ordered them to scour the dwarven quarters and bring all the dwarf gods to the great hall. It took time to do so, but eventually there was a large pile underneath the statue of Gronk. When they were gathered, he went and stood amongst them, placing his claws on the pile around him. He concentrated, and heard the gasps. He turned the entire pile to ash, and demanded worship from the dwarves, as their gods were now dead. They would bow to his statue morning and night.
>>26096614Choose three actions.>A: Hunt/Gather/mine (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone, metals)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via 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)>H: Other>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash bringer, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, Heir of Gronk and hero of the goblins. Owns a metal sword.>Population: 55 Trolls (37M, 8F, 7M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halfbreed, male>Slaves: 93 Goblins ( 55M, 19F, 7M 12F 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 disintegrate things near to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Breast plate>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
>>26096626>Train with new weapons>Produce the shields>Scout Marlas
>>26096626scout what ever direction we haven't looked to find more trollscreate troll shieldstest trolls for magic
>>26096650The shield will be finished this turn, as it's just a prototype. There is only one claw set, so it can't really be trained with. And Märlas had been scouted twice now. It's unlikely that anything new will be found out. I'm really not trying to tear you down, I'm just trying to keep us on the right track.
>>26096681Ragnar had been dispatched to scout North, and is due back next turn.About the shields, see >>26096684
>>26096626D. Finish the Book of GronkE. Practice the magic we got from the Dwarf King its going to wasteA. Scout in a direction we haven't gone yet
>>26096626D) Mass produce enough claws to outfit all our male trolls.A) Mine more iron so that it can be used to produce shields, if the prototype is found satisfactory.H) Have Moruk fitted for armor of his own.>captcha: shall YuggranThat sounds damn trollish.
>>26096706That should be research, not practise, as it's yet to be found. Why is scouting A, shouldn't it beC? Eith er way, that would be further west.>>26096719See>>26096705
>>26096650D. I think we need to produce these claw-gauntlets and prepare to train with them in the futureD. Research the Ballista! A thread or two ago, there were murmors about making it portable (either the existing device or a new device)E. Practice magic, including some of the technqiues we haven't been using so often. Ash-Touch is nifty and all, but we shouldn't get soft when it comes to lighting fires and throwing rocks either.
>>26096755Oh i'm sorry i thought we needed Ragnar to develop new magic my bad and yeah scout further west
>>26096705that's fine sometimes you have to do multiple researches. instead of shields do practice dwarf king magic.
>>26096706"Finish" the Book of Gronk?!Why, it's an ongoing story. Don't you see? Tak-Tak is like the one Disciple writing his gospel. Maybe, if we get some more followers who are literate, we can insert more gospels.
>>26096767This.Also try mating with a goblin... I want to se the result.And if our sons eyes are that scary, then they would be perfect on the battle field...
>>26096816I mentioned in the first thread it was impossible to create a child, but it was never tested.
>>26096816Gronk's getting freaky... It'll be an interesting creature, for sure.
>>26096767cross-balista's? i can imagine us marching into the city's and creating soldier shishkabobs and some trolls just pick it off and spit roast them.>>26096816one dead goblin, is what we've been told, i'm sure scrivener has some story or at least a discription made up
>>26096867I had imagined a dozen Trolls with portable ballistae bringing down enemy fortifications, but that sounds a lot more fun!
>>26096837That was before we made ate a minotaur.
>>26096902I mentioned that there were limits to what it could do, that's still one. No-one's tried dwarves yet.So the votes have fallen to>Create more claws>Research the lightning magic used by the dwarf championBut the last is still in dispute. Some people want to make shields, others want to research the ballista.
I am late-behind? Bad-bad!Me say research! Put all dwarf-meat to work on big-shields for our arms! They shall be wood, banded by iron, and covered with short but wide spike-knobs. Yes-yes. We shall be mighty strong.Also, train-teach goblins and trolls to fight as one. Goblins keep trolls from being overwhelmed by numbers, trolls absorb damage for goblins, goblins shoot stickthrowers, trolls tear things up.Finally, take one dwarf-female. This one wishes to "test" our potency. Another brother for Moruk and Vulug. See if we can do same with a goblin. We will start a half-troll upper-class for our new nation!
>>26093727>Dwarves>Not technology specialistsYou dun goofed.
>>26096932Ah yes, I knew we were missing something.See>>26096931>>26096902>>26096837
>>26096932Quite alright, my rodent friend. I must admit that I find your idea of interbreeding with dwarves to be interesting. Dwarves are short, but muscular and rugged. You might have something there.
>>26096931Guise, we need to decide on this.Choose>Research ballista>build more shields
>>26096931This one am vote for shields, claws and the magic! Yes-yes.
>>26096932i agree with the rat rape the dwarf (and a goblin if you have a amusing image)
>>26096931Make the shields.
>>26097095>>26097062Two for ballista>>26097115>>26097039Two for shieldsNex tvote is the tie breaker, deciding the last action.
>>26096626E.) Continue traing with the new weapons and introduce the young male cubs to them too. But have the halfling train with the rogue in sneak. The youngest of Gronk could be useful in gathering better info on the human city.
>>26097175Vote swings for ballista, writing update now.
we'll make more shields shortly, thanks for humoring us guys
Also, breeding with the dwarves costs an action, falling under >H: Other.
With his two sons now studying under Tak-Tak, Gronk decided to try and use yet another sort of magic Just before the golden champion of the dwarves had died, he had thrown a bolt of lightning from his hand at Gronk. Gronk had dodged and proceeded to eat the dwarf, so now he would see if he could wield the power. For hours he experimented with the magic, using his words to the extent of his ability. But he was unable to conjure it, whether because the magic wasn’t his or because he couldn’t access it he knew not. He sensed something as he tried, a sort of tingling in his claws. He felt that he might be able to get results, if he persevered. Tink-Tank showed him the new shield, and explained that, while perhaps useful. They were far more expensive in resources than the claws. Gronk ordered him to produce enough claws for all the bulls, putting the shields on hold for the moment. His other idea was to do with the ballista. He and the little smith went to examine it, though the results were less than satisfactory. The weapon was serviceable, but very old. Upon questioning, the dwarves said it had been built many years ago. The plans were likely still in the archives.Ragnar returned after some days, looking far thinner than when he left. He and his three body guards had spent the intervening weeks travelling rather than hunting, eating only when they had to. They had found what they had been sent to do. There were three clans in the northern mountains, each with their won chief. None had been overly aggressive to Ragnar, but neither had they been submissive or welcoming.
>>26097445Choose three actions.>A: Hunt/Gather/mine (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone, metals)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via 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)>H: Other>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash bringer, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, Heir of Gronk and hero of the goblins. Owns a metal sword.>Population: 55 Trolls (37M, 8F, 7M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halfbreed, male>Slaves: 93 Goblins ( 55M, 19F, 7M 12F 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 disintegrate things near to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Breast plate>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
>>26097457>train lightning magic>worship the Big Papa>gear up for conquering the troll-clans ragnar found
>>26097457Have tak tak search for the plans.Scout the nearest clan.make claws
>>26097486Trull! You finally showed! Thank Gronk.>>26097457Keep Training with the Lightning MagicProduce Metal Claws for Gronk - we're going to need to have weapons to fight the leaders of the distant clans eventuallyExperiment with impregnating a female Dwarf
>>26097445>>26097457G. Head to the closest troll clan with a retinue of 25 bulls, including Moruk. Thank Ragnar for his hard work, and let him rest and feast at home. We'll go for the diplomatic route first. Bring the claws we've made (we did make them, right?)B. Worship Gronk, as the Big Papa will need his strength.A. Have the Dwarves continue mining metal with which to create shields.
>>26097457Worship big papa! Faith will grant him the power to use his new magic!If we are going to fight, I'd rather have shields to fight trolls than ballistates. Put the ballistaes on hold, and gather the materials to make our shields.Next, I want a more stable food supply. Can we make proper farms up here in the mountains? IF so, do it. I want goblins that are good for nothing else farming, and those dwarfs that are also good for nothing else farming. We will have many-plenty food-stuffsThose are votes for A, B and D
>>26097535Ditched my date early to play an evil-troll online.>Priorities, wut?
>>26097457E. Work on lightning MagicH. Look for ballista plans in the archivesH. Try to mate with a female dwarf
>>26097486Good to see you, Trull. We've been needing a darker voice on the council. What do you mean by gear up?>>26097589Means a lot man.>>26097582In fact, you have a stable food source. I forgot to add it to the info block, but I mentioned earlier that the dwarves have an underground farm.
>>26097457>>26097582do this but make it a meat farm
>>26097618if its the grassy kind of farm thats for slaves we ned meat
>>26097618gear up--->put on nu armorr! hand out all spiky weapons to children, travel to nearest traibeEAT their leaderno delay
>>26097644It's a mushroom farm, but you have goats and sheep which are in the info block.
>>26097582I'm not switching my vote, but if we go for Worship then maybe we can show off our Ash-Touch powers to everyone. With Ragnar here, it might be preferable NOT to, unless we want him to be aware of how much stronger we are than him. Element of surprise, you know?By the way - would we be able to consume an ashified version of Ragnar if we used that power on him? I understand if you can't give me a straight answer...
>>26097684You have showed them to everyone but Ragnar, when you destroyed the dwarf god statues. I can't give you an answer, but you'll only get one shot to eat him.
>>26097591Seconding this, but can we have the halfling son train with the rogue? We could use him to get a better feel of the human city.
Rolled 29>>26097457We need to speed up this troll-unification!hoomies and dorf-friends will comeGet all trolls worshipping Gronk Now is most important. Take children to war, make gobbelin-friends research while we EAT TrollBosses, get numbers high
>>26097820Seriously, uniting the trolls is our priority right now. If we control this entire mountain range, we'll be in a much better position to conquer Marlas. We'll also have a much larger harem of troll females as well as an immense and formidable army.
Okay, we've got a bit of indecision here. We've chosen>Lightning magicBut we need to choose two from>impregnate dwarf>research ballista>make claws>make shields>worship
>>26097898Make ClawsImpregnate Dwarf
>>26097898Balista and claws
Rolled 16>>26097898Impregnate dwarf Research Ballista
So, that comes out as>Claws>Ballistawriting update now.
With the news that there were other clans out there, Gronk’s mind swung back to when he had defeated the chief of the Skull Eatas, Gulgamarsh. In that duel, magic had made him the victor. Back then he hadn’t been much bigger than the other trolls, and far smaller than his opponent. Now even Moruk was larger than the other troll had been. Maybe he would defeat the other trolls with strength alone. Either way, he felt that the lightning magic was just out of reach. If he kept trying, he might be able to grasp it. Hours were spent doing nothing but muttering connected words and thrusting his fist at a tree. After two days, he was ready to give up. Then it finally worked. A single bolt of clear, blue energy blew the top half of the tree off. Gronk gave a feral grin.In the following days, the tribe was clearly arming themselves for yet another war. Bull trolls were being fitted with the new metal claws, and practising to get used to the added weight. Tink-Tank and his team had now produced enough for every troll to wield a set, including Gronk. The other project was the ballista. While Tak-Tak searched through the archives for the plans, Tink-Tank and some of the larger trolls worked on getting down the ballista from its perch above the gate. Once down, they had the dwarves demonstrate loading and firing. Two male dwarves seemed enthusiastic about the idea of a mobile ballista, even if trolls were wielding it. It proved the some of the reloading was too intricate and delicate for the trolls to manage, but the winding was easy for them. Dwarves or goblins would be required to help reload it, but it would be far faster to reload with trolls working the winding mechanism.
>>26098239Choose three actions.>A: Hunt/Gather/mine (Mountain goats, Goblins and small hominids, Wood, Stone, metals)>B: Worship (The Big Papa)>C: Scout (N, E, S, W) >D: Research/produce, via 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)>H: Other>Children of the Mountain>Big Papa: Gronk the Marked, Star swallower, Great Devourer, Ash bringer, Fire stopper and Flame fist.>Shaman: Ragnar Stone Gobbler, master of earth magics.>Scout: Moruk the cunning, Heir of Gronk and hero of the goblins. Owns a metal sword.>Population: 55 Trolls (38M, 8F, 6M, 2F cubs) 1 human/troll halfbreed, male>Slaves: 97 Goblins ( 57M, 25F, 7M 8F children)>Prisoners: 93 Dwarves (35M, 43F, 8M, 8F children) 1 Humans (1F)>Magic known by Gronk: Fire ball, Fire armour, Fire weapon, Earth manipulation, Lightning bolt>Powers of Gronk: Great Devourer (gains abilities from foes he eats), Ash touch (can disintegrate things near to him, indiscriminate), The Big Papa (can create half breeds with some other races)>Gronk’s Equipment: Bear skin cloak, Metal axe, Metal knife, Breast plate>Troll Technology: Rock Bags, Metal claws, Large shield >Goblin Technology: Stick throwers, Spears, Swords>Resources: Mushroom farm, Wood, Goats, Stone, rope and sheep (Goats produce meat and milk every turn, Sheep produce wool and meat.)>Food: Average , plentiful if the slaves are also on the menu
>>26098239I kinda want to see goblins loaders sitting on a trolls shoulder, dropping bolts in for him.
Rolled 14>>26098255>F: War tribe A>F: War tribe B>F: War tribe Ctrolls fight, goblins research shit and keep the dorfs in checkNO-Moar.Talking
>>26098255Challenge leaders of the three norther tribes to fight.
>>26098239F. To war! We'll attack the trolls nearest to us.B. Big Papa needs his strength. Before setting out for war, we shall worship Gronk so he's emboldened and so that we fight with religious fervor.D. Produce spiked shields.
>>26098305Like a free for all fight, with the winner claming the other 3 tribes?
>>26098328For F., I say we set out with 30 of our metal-clawed troll warriors, including Moruk and Ragnar.>brothers thitruCaptcha seems to be optimistic. We fight, win, and make these trolls our brothers.
Dwarf-meat is happy with big stick-thrower? That is good. Let them work on it as a reward. Tell them they can decorate it if they work extra hard. Now-now. We must get many-lots of materials for war! Mine ores, chop wood, get sinew, tan leather. We need one action for all this, yes-yes? Food too, but we can hunt on way to other troll clans.This mine is our home now. We needs fortify it. I urge you brother-things, build walls and above ground buildings. And we need name for this place. Finally, make ballistaes! Want-need four or five!
Rolled 54>>26098255F. War with the closest tribeB Worship before we leaveH. Breed with a dwarf
Others no plan for future. Want bold actions. Very well, this one will help. War and worship! But also, breed with a dwarf-breeder. Pick one that is not already claimed. No need to make dwarf-slaves angrier.
>>26098388>>26098330>>26098305I like this idea, but would count it as the action for the turn. Is that acceptable?
>>26098437If we can win fight against all other tribe chiefs, then do it, even if action-plan is only action plan. Will be sufficient. Less blood spilled, more trolls to fight for us. Food-power for Papa!
>>26098480>>26098479>>26098477>>26098473>>26098460This is the most agreed I've ever seen you guys.Okay, I'll get to it. The update will take a minute, and the battle will be much like the raid on the second goblin camp. I'll write a little then present you with a choice.
i am late. well that means i got quite a bit to read through, so thats good.
>>26098515challeng all at once, use dustification!profit
Also, Squeeskritch is right. The mine could have a name. The mountain it's on is called 'Gold Find', if that helps.>>26098549Good to see you man, you'll catch up fast.
Rolled 67>>26098565Don't dustify all of them we should eat the chiefs.
>>26098620we will use dust as insta-coffee
try to best the chiefs with brute strength. gronk shouldnt grow delicate trusting his magic too much. if he is trouble, he can burn, bury and ash anyone near him if he needs to.
Rolled 73>>26098598Are there Giants in this world?
>>26098680Gronk's never met one, and he's never asked Ragnar, Mendal or Tak-Tak. That's all you know. Why?
>>26098701I wonder what they taste like.
>>26098255So, I notice that we've been losing some of our old troll weapons; does that mean they're completely inferior and do not need to be produced?
>>26098716Fucking good answer.>>26098726Basically. The stone axes broke in combat, and you chose to build weapons with metal rather than build more stone ones.
>>26098726gronk should keep the axe. a double axe suits him perfectly.
>>26098756Really? I think that he will eventually out grow it.I think that we should just keep making him bigger and bigger Metal Claws.
With his tribe outfitted for war, Gronk decided it was time to march north. He gathered twenty five bulls trolls to follow him, including Moruk, and left the rest with Ragnar. He took a number of the goblins, but left all the dwarves. Their short legs would only slow the group down, and they weren’t entirely reliable. Moruk and his dozen were assigned to hunting and scouting ahead, giving them a chance to demonstrate what they had learned from Medal. The black clad human was to stay at the mine, and was going to be watched carefully. The march north was cold and gruelling, despite it being the beginning of the summer. The goblins were quickly unable to walk on their own, the thick snow drifts being far deeper than they were tall. Some were sent home, but Moruk’s chosen were carried on the shoulders of some of the larger trolls. When the group reached a point about half way between the three tribe’s supposed locations, Gronk had the Children set up camp in a forest. A crude shelter was erected and a fire lit. Before Gronk came to power, no troll would have lit a fire, but things were different now. The fire had been tamed by the Big Papa and was their servant. Moruk went to the three clans, challenging their leaders to a duel. The conditions were simple; only one chief walks out of the ring alive, and they take command of all three other tribes. When Moruk returned, it was unclear if the chiefs had accepted. All there was to do was wait. In the meantime, Gronk and the others marked out a ring some fifty metres across on a frozen lake. This would be the battle ground, as the ice was over five metres thick and very unlikely to break.>Cont.
>>26098823After a week, the incessant snow fall ceased. On the same day, the chiefs arrived. The first was half Gronk’s size, his face a web of twisting scars. His fur was white, torn out in places, exposing tough pink flesh. His name was Weshak, and he favoured tearing out throats with his teeth. The second to arrive was tall and slim, for a troll. His fur was grey like a boulder, dappled with mossy green and brown. Had he curled into a ball and held still, he could have easily pretended to be a stone. His name was Fellash, and his tribe were silent about how he gained his power. Finally, the last chief arrived. His tribe was placed furthest north, and he was a monstrous size. As tall and broad as Gronk himself, this troll was fatter than any they had seen. His skin was a sooty black, thicker by far than any other trolls. Much was said about his mighty arms, and the way he crushed the air out of his opponents.>Cont.
>>26098788Are you suggesting we become an Ork Warboss? Because I think you're suggesting we become an Ork Warboss. That eats people he kills to become bigga and stronga. Lets not do that, and just use flaming weapons
>>26098845>pic related, orc warbosslet us not be that guy!
Challenge big one first. And insist that Weshak and Felash fight each other while us and big one fight.
>>26098845I just felt that the metal claws where superior to the double sided ax for Gronk.But if we can use our magic to make Solid Flaming weapons/Lightning Weapons/God Weapons/Beadrock Clubs i would say do that
>>26098914We're doing a free for all.
Despite the mounting tension, the tribes mingled somewhat. Words and grunts were exchanged in an almost cordial way, but it broke off when the four chiefs all made their way to the circle. Each chose a corner and had their followers fill that side of the ring. Then they stepped forward and listed their titles. Little could be gleaned from them, except that the fat one was named Gulank. All around the ring, the trolls began to roar and stamp. The roaring was primordial and chaotic, but the stamp was unified. Every troll slammed their feet onto the ice in unison, screaming the name of their leader or tribe as they did so. Gronk rolled his shoulders and stared down his opponents. To his left was Weshak, whose eyes were fixed hungrily on Fellash, who was on Gronk’s right. Opposite him, Gulank scratched his enormous belly and grinned at Gronk. Without warning, Weshak gave a hideous cry of his own and charged. Fellash hurtled forward to meet him, signalling that the fight had truly began.>What should Gronk do? Who should he attack? Using magic may have serious consequences.
>>26098944Attack the biggest one, Gulank, aiming to rend him to pieces with our claws.
>>26098944Have him attack the big one without magic. If it gets close we can zap him.
>>26098944Try to stay out of the way, picking off he other trolls, gotta be semi smart about this,we don't want to get stuck in the middle.
>>26098944take the skinny one first, the big ones will tire quicker, so we save them till last
>>26098944Let them charge at each other.We let Gulank come at us instead. Weapons are allowed, I assume? Try to stick our dagger into his eye to blind him on one side, then use our axe and any skill we've learned in its use on him.
>>26098967Do this. No magic unless we in big-bad trouble
>>26098988Thirded try to rip out and devour his heart
>>26098985No weapons, claws and teeth.-------------------General feeling is attack Gulank, only using magic if things get close?
>>26098985Puss out by avoiding the fight. When the others are tired out and wounded finish them off.
>>26098972>>26098980The other two are attacking each other already, let's allow them to tire each other out.>>26099026Yes.
>>26099040Stupid weak. You have no place in the mind of Gronk!
>>26099026Use our superior (in comparison) agility against Gulank. Flank him when we can and try to use his momentum against him.
>>26099026Yes, we can easily take which ever one of the smaller trolls survives, but we don't want to be tired out while fighting the fatso.
>>26099113Why risk death when we could have our enemies work for us. Stupidity is not doing what you can to maximize chances of victory.
>>26098944use our disintegration magic on the opponents foot-claws, then they will have no traction on the icestumble and fall eat them all
>>26099026Guys, we're being offered the chance for some TACTICS here. Let's not squander it by going with such a simple plan.>>26099181Scrivener mentioned using magic may have 'consequences'. Use it as a last resort.Let's try to put some attention on choreographing our moves.
>>26099181why dont we disintegrte the floor and have everyone sink into mud!
>>26099200I suggest we use the nature of the field to heard all our enemies into a zone were they will fight; we will pick off the weak survivors.
>>26099181We cant control our Ash Touch magic well enough yet
>>26099200>>26099204 cause taking away their claws is not so obvious use of magic, as removing 5 meters thick ice.taking away claws=as sneaky use of magic as i can come up with at 02.26 dammit.if they dont understand we are using magic, it is all good
>What should Gronk do? Who should he attack? Using magic may have serious consequences.Did anyone else even actually read this part?
go for gulank. battle him with raw strength, after the fight has gone for a while, use flame-fists. if any emergency occures before than, use ash magic around gronk.
>>26099255Let us not sully the dignity of honorable troll combat (this soon) with underhanded magic. We are the Big Papa! We will dominate them!
>>26099229worth it imo>>26099257>may have>mayif the tribes see us using magic, we will lose faceif we use magic and they don`t see it, win, profit, DINNER
>>26099285you sound like one of those fucking gentleman minotaurs from yesterday. we are trolls dammit, why fight clean?
>>26099026this seems good
>>26099298if we lose too much face and they manage to catch it, we get swarmed by ALL the TrollsMaybe even Moruk. He's our heir, but he's honorable above all else.
>>26099200Ok. Since Gulank is larger and fatter than us, he'll probably be harder to just chew through. We need to use his size against him. We're much more agile, are we not?Standing on the side lines and doing nothing makes us look cowardly. We NEED to fight someone so as to not look weak. Let's take the fat guy who will tire himself out easily, and allow the smaller, more nimble guys to fight each other.
>>26099322You loved those Gentlemanotaurs and you know it.
using magic wont lose us any face. we are strong, if they cant accept it, they can burn in it. stop being a bunch of pussies, that being said i still vote for brute fight first >>26099284 >>26098649
>>26099333but if we get fucked by the three trolls, and Then have to resort to magic, of the non-discreet type, what then?>>26099353i fucking hated them
>Using magic in a troll fist fightYou fight like Dio.
>>26099372Why are you assuming that we'll lose if we don't use magic?You don't deserve to be a troll if you can't resort to brute force to fix your problems.
>>26099353Not gonna lie, that was probably one of the most obnoxious civ threads I've ever seen. >>26099372We won't get swamped by the three of them at once. TWO ARE ALREADY FIGHTING EACH OTHER.
Much as I love to see a troll council in full spin, we'll need a decision. I absolutely love how Trulldull manages to land himself on the unpopular side of every argument.We seem to have settled on attacking Gulank, the debate is no on whether or not to use magic. If I'm correct in this, a vote should solve this.Choose:>Attack Gulank with magic>Attack Gulank with fists
>>26099418Fists - Wait until we get our asses handed to us to whip out the magic
>>26099418Fists. No magic unless things look dire.
>>26099418Fists to the face
>>26099418Fist firstOur magic is our trump card
>>26099402I found it really funny it just wasn't serious at all lol
>>26099418>Attack Gulank with fistsin case of emergency use magic. if the fight drags on and it seems brute strengt wont be enough, punch holes in him with flame-fists.
>>26099397we have won all our fights by using magic, ALL!and those were one on one, I can count, I am a realist. but whatever>>26099418> I absolutely love how Trulldull manages to land himself on the unpopular side It`s 70% skill, and 30% hate of everbody agreeing all the timeDisintegrate their foot-claws, then eat them
>>26099418Go full JoJoaka fist
>>26099418Don't bother hitting him in the body too much fat aim for his head.
>>26099483go for the knees, then as he kneels, waiting for them to regenerate rip his eyes out and bite hit throat
>>26099472You're such a character. By the way, the dwarf champion was defeated without magic, as his armour blocked the magic. I don't think you were there for that one though.
>>26099418Fist fighting! This is FIGHT CLUB!And strategy, guys. Strategy. Our agility versus his bulk.
>>26099476attack with super powered ghost that's invisible to anyone who doesn't have their own
Weshak’s speed got him across the ring in a matter of seconds, where he sprang from his back legs. He flew towards Fellash’s throat, but wasn’t fast enough. Fellash dropped and rolled under him, before scrambling up and turning quickly. The two smaller trolls began to circle each other, never breaking eye contact. Gulank, meanwhile, was slowly moving round the ring. His eyes were focussed on the fight in the middle, but he was edging towards Gronk. The marked one snorted. If this fat fool though he would fall for such an obvious ploy, he was sorely mistaken. Gronk waited until he was a little closer, before charging him. The obese troll turned as quickly as his bulk would allow and spread both his arms, as though welcoming Gronk to his home. As Gronk got up close, he slowed and stayed wary. He recalled how this troll was known for squeezing the life out of his opponents. Gronk lashed out with his fists while staying at arm’s length. He punched the ugly brute in the face a few times before raking his claws down his belly. The mountainous troll dove forward, trying to catch Gronk in his grip. But the Big Papa was too fast, twisting out of the way. Gulank went face first onto the ice, only for Fellash to fall on top of him. Weshak had cannoned into the taller troll, sending him to the ground on top of Gulank. As the two grounded trolls began to scuffle, Weshak’s eyes met Gronk’s. Weshak indicated the snapping, growling pile and grinned.>What should Gronk do? Who should he attack? Using magic may have serious consequences.
>>26099801Kill Weshak fast. Then 1v1 Gulank after he kills Fellash.
>>26099801>Who should he attackrip the head off the top of the two trolls on the ground, then stomp on the other ones face, and blast the last fucker with a fire/lightning/disintegraton cone
>>26099801tear out fellash's throat while he is on the ground.
>>26099801Laugh with Weshak for a bit Then circle around that mass of troll until we get close enough to weshak for a punchIf Gulank and fellash don't actually start fighting back off and see who is going to come at who
>>26099801Do we have our armor on or is that off too?
>>26099801I think Weshak is suggesting that we both attack the two trolls on the ground.Shall we?
>>26099892No armour, no weapons. The traditional way
>>26099916THE TRADITIONAL WAY IS THE ONLY WAY.
>>26099801Let's bide our time and see what Weshak does. I'm a bit nervous that he's trying to draw us into attacking the grounded trolls so that he can attack us while our attention is diverted. Grin back, and don't let our guard down.>>26099870No.
>>26099916Pick Fellash and use him as a weapon to pulverise Gulank keep a close eye on Weshak if he gets too close throw Fellash at him abd continue to pulverise Gulank
>>26099953Varenda jävla andetag, varenda jävla ordDem är blott en bråkdel av vad jag hatar hos digDina fårbeklädda tankar, ditt avskyvärda livMen vad som äcklar mig mest, är din vidriga filantropiMänniska o'avskyvärda människaGång på gång så ställer du frågan vad som skiljer oss åtDu tror på liv, jag tror på dödOch jag önskar att en dag finna den väg som må tasFör att utplåna denna fullständigt överdjävliga rasJag hatar dig från djupet av mitt hjärtaDet spelar ingen roll, vem du ärSå blotta nu din svaghet, porten till ditt livSå jag kan förstöra denO'avskyvärda människa försvinn!Människa o'avskyvärda människa
>>26099958*Pick up Fellash
>>26099801Weshak seems eager and earnest to fight. He WAS the first to charge in the battle. It may be worth it to trust him on this one.Let's take out Gulank. Blind him with our claws.
>>26099973Bra låt, men en överreaktion tycker du inte?
>>26100037hahaha, den sto på spillelisten akkurat. passa fint
>>26100025trust in a three way battle to death? NO. we have our green ash defense so im not worried about him though.
>>26100025Sounds good, lets fuck up the idiots in the pile with Weshak
>>26100088>>26100025This idea has the most support.>>26100059Du lyssnar klart på glad musik. Jag tror att jag förstår alla hat nu.
>>26100088Change mine to this
>>26100025Let's see what he does first. In this case, it's worth it to bide our time before acting. Like I said, what if he just attacks us while our guard is down?>>26100110Alright, fine. But if anything bad happens, don't say I didn't warn you guys.
>>26100110hadde vi spilt halflings i denne tråden hadde jeg vært fredelig, men vi spiller troll. syns det er på sin plass med litt mer hat her, og litt mindre ære.
>>26100115>>26100088>>26100025>>26100132 Maybe support?Three or four for this, no other idea has any support more than it's creator. I'll give it a few more minutes for you guys to vote on this or another option though.
>>26100161I'll support it, but I'm wary.
>>26100158Ja, gör det ett mycket vettigt. Jag är glad att vi spelade troll är dock spelstil roligt och ganska lätt att skriva. Jag är fruktansvärt på att minnas dialog, men med troll jag inte behöver. Du skriver på norska, är inte du?
>>26100203Fan, skulle har skrivat 'behöver inte'.
>>26100161>>26100196Well, seems there's no more opposition.So while we wait for Scrivener, let's make some back-up plans. If Weshak attacks us, he might go after our extremities with his teeth. I think our best bet with him would be to grapple and crush him; use Gulank's strategy. We may not have the guy's bulk or arm strength, but Weshak is smaller than us and we're stronger than him.
>>26100248jävla norrmän, tänker att de är så smart med sin olja.
>>26100258if he attacks from behind just release the ash power around where he attacked. then laugh at his idiocy. that should teach him a lesson.
>>26100292hahahaher i norge vasker vi ihvertfall ikke sjampagne
>>26100292>>26100311let us stop this nordic reacharound-jerk boss, and get to the death our our hero
>>26100292>>26100311Guys, you do know what google translate is, right?
>>26100258We need to try and maneuver behind him if we attempt a grapple.Weshak likes to go for the jugular and tear throats out with his teeth. His fur is patchy, so why not try aiming for his exposed flesh?
>>26100354Yeah, but Norwegian and Swedish are similar enough that we can understand each other anyway. But Trull's right, I should focus on the righting.
>>26100354really? I-I-I I never thought of that. Oh my, the wonders of the internet.
>>26100373BTW someone should archive this soon
>>26100401Fuck, this is what I get for switching my brain to Swedish.
>>26100258We can-could use magic in our death-grip. Show our might is not just physical. Killing the fat one will prove that, but we must show we are powerful in other ways. Dumb-mass might not understand, but smarter trolls who could threaten us will. They will bow to us when we kill the fat-one with strength, and the fast one with magic and our claws
>>26100453Well, it's our hidden ace in the hole, so let's save it until we really need it. For however long we can, let's try to win this battle with our physical might.
>>26100469Of course. That is plan. Although, this one says we should deliver final kill-blow with magic, even if we only use it to enhance our strength. A fiery fist to a downed final opponent ought to impress everyone
>>26100453I second this.
Updae, on hot new bread.>>26100534
>>26100543Thanks man, saves me having to remember.