My people, hearken to me! Once again a year has passed, and a new one will rise after this night. As has always been the tradition of our tribe we will welcome the upcoming year with the telling of our history.
lets go batshit crazy this time!
>>28187316alright m8 tell us our history
>>28187316This has been a year of change--all years are, I suppose--but the changes brought on in this year put all the rest to shame. As such, I will begin the telling of our story with the very beginning.In the earliest days when all things were new, our god Orlanth was one among many...
>>28187359I say we be fierce and barbaric to the extreme: honest and gracious, yet bloodthirsty and merciless to those who slight us.
>>28187409sounds good to me!
>>28187390But he did not remain so for long, for even before he claimed his rightful place, Orlanth was too great to be one of many. His marriage to Ernalda Earth-Mother was just one among many of the great accomplishments that marked him for greatness.Our tribe was there! Who can tell me what role our ancestors played at the great wedding? Did we stand with Elmal? Drink with Orlanth? Or did our women take council from the Earth Mother?
>>28187409I always play these games peacefully. I like to think of it as a puzzle by trying to keep everybody happy all the time.
>>28187478I vote our ancestors stood with Elmal, ever vigilant against the forces of darkness and their heathen gods.
>>281874781, Elmal is a pretty cool guy
>>28187478Elmal the Golden, the Defender, the Lord of the Sun was our best friend in those days. I know this to be true.
Keep in mind, Orlanth boosts Leadership, which is the primary stat of your clan head.That said, Elmal's my guy too. Anyone else want to have a say?
>>28187542Well, three people already said Elmal. I'd go Orlanth, but that's because I'm pretty vanilla.I think that if someone has two or three says in one direction, feel free to go in that direction.
>>281875692 or 3 says, giving everyone a couple minutes to reply, seems good.Wait for too long and people will go to other threads or start samefagging to up their votes.
>>28187542I know Orlanth is technically the best choice, but come on. Elmal is the shit.
>>28187596I mean, we can handle a challenge, right guys?
Indeed, while others stood aside, our ancestors recognized that even at a time of great joy there would be a need for men and women to do their duty.But that is not the only of our clan's exploits in the heroic age! Who among you remembers the earliest of our tribe's exploits, undertaken at the side of a god-on-earth?
>>28187645I'm not writing this one out. If anyone has questions ask 'em now, myself or one of your fellows will answer as we can.
>>28187645Sky Bear for all round goodies and general badassitudeOr Dance since we didn't take Orlanth as our patron god, so we can still get good leadership
>>28187645We fought at Orlanth's side against Yelm! We are battle-hardened warriors, after all.
Rolled 3>>28187700>>281877351 = Odayla2 = Roitina3 = Orlanth
>>28187796Alright, so our ancestors were warriors during the age of gods and myths. It's settled.
>>28187828This. Yelm the Pretender, who dares claim dominion over the Sun when our best good buddy Elmal clearly has it, is the enemy. We clearly fought him in times past.
Long game right guys? And what difficulty?
>>28187796Indeed, while our tribe did many great things in the beforetimes, our ancestors tell us stories about fighting alongside Orlanth at Extinguish Field as much as all the other stories combined.King Vingkot made a request of us that, though small at the time, profoundly marked us. He sent the Nalda Bin to us, to take in. Did we welcome them as our new family, or take them as thralls?
>>28187882We are strong warriors who have little patience for evildoers. Since our enemies cannot always ransom their men, and sometimes to ransom them would be unwise, it only fits that we hire out some of our captives to our carls.I vote thralls.
>>28187882We fight for righteousness. It is unwise to keep those who cannot defend themselves under our oppression. We gave them a chance to work in our tula as cotters.
>>28187877Long game for sure. And let's make it a goal to acquire DINOSAUR CAVALRY
>>28187882Imma vote adoption, thralls are a pain.
>>28187882Thralls are always great
>>28187877Normal long game, of course. Hard mode just cuts starting resources, which isn't fun.2 and 2 tie. Next vote breaks.
>>28187882Though they lacked power or influence, clearly they were our brothers, the scions of Orlanth. Slavery and total dominion is the realm of Yelm, and we fought him for such atrocities, amongst others.Although thralls are fucking awesome good times for sacrificing to the Earth Shaker for her blessings
>>28188025Very well. We showed proper guest-right to our vassals the Stick-Farmers and allowed them the right to their own labor.
>>28188025Well spoken. Indeed, as Orlanthi, freedom is our dearest grace. The Stick People were made welcome, and today our peoples are one.King Vingkot made use of our tribe in many ways. Not least among them was as the vanguard of the army raised agaist his enemy:BoztakangUkkar GraChinkis MorTada the GreenFaralinthorVes Venna, Son of Valindwhose kind remain our gravest enemies even today.
>>28188078Rhinoceros riders or White Walkers.We are proud warriors willing to face even the most terrible of foes.
>>28188107I have a thing for the trolls actually; there's always blood for Maran Gor...
>>28188130Agreed! We fought the abhorrent creatures tooth and nail. There is no room in the Glorantha them.
>>28188078I hate the praxians
>>28188078The foul beastmen, the rapine Broo and horrendous Walktapi and other foul monstrous creatures, troubled our lands in particular. Truly they were vicious foes, and have been ever since.I know it'll make it by far harder because we'll have problems with the Ducks. I don't give a fuck
Rolled 1>>28188107>>28188151>>281881521 = Ice demons2 = Trolls3 = Praxians
>>28188182Sweet.Doesn't this also give us better raiding in the wintertime?
>>28188182A proper foe for sons of the north, faithful to the gods yet beset by harsh winters.
>>28188175Fuck, 4chan refreshed as I posted. Going with the demons anyway, sorry.>>28188182Though we fought gloriously against Ves Venna and his ilk, no number of heroes could hold back the Chaos creatures that struck at the foundations of our world, much less the gods who fought against them and crushed us underfoot as they did.The Storm Age ended
>>28188256But hope was not lost. Even in the darkness men dared dream, and one man led the Orlanthi to victory against Chaos.In doing so, he came to know the strengths of the clans that served him. What did Heort see in the ancient antecedents of our clan: War, peace, or the balance?
>>28188306War, of course.
>>28188306Balanced. We must be fierce yet just in our demeanor. We desire the fruits of peace through the terrors of war, and yield to no mortal..
>>28188223>Doesn't this also give us better raiding in the wintertime?Had to look it up, but it does. This is going to be amazing.A couple more minutes for voting.
>>28188306Neither consumed by war, nor softened by peace, our tribe held to a balanced path.In time, the scars left by Chaos receded from the world. We gave thanks to our ancestors and the Living Deities, and worked to revive the gods who had been overcome by Chaos. At this time, one power stood above the rest in the soul of our tribe. Who was it?The AncestorsElmalUroxOdaylaErnaldaOrlanthIssariesLhankor MhyChalana ArroyUralda
dammit OP you don't need to wait 15 minutes for each vote
>>28188445You're right, but I've unexpectedly had family intervening from the start. I'll try to keep things moving along.
>>28188439We must awaken Elmal first! With him at our side, we will be better prepared should the Chaos return.
>>28188439Orlanth might be a good choice.
>>28188439Elmal of course
>>28188439>ElmalLoyal thanes up in this bitch.
>>28188458In recognition of the oldest ways, not only did we seek to awaken Elmal, but we venerated him greatly.In time all the gods left us. Orlanth values freedom above all things, and he realized that so long as his people remained on this earth we would never learn true freedom. But he did not abandon us, even now we can speak to the gods, and play out the ancient tales to touch a bit of the divine.
I just had an idea. We that suggest moves for OP can be his council. Depending on how many of us there are, of course.
>>28188564Not everybody would be able to make it to every thread.
>>28188532Strange indeed is this world where the gods sit aloof from mankind. Years ago the dragons came to the tribe offering friendship. How did the tribe react to the dragons?Hostilely--Dragons are the enemy!Poorly--Dragons are not to be trusted.Coolly--Dragons have nothing to interest us.Warmly--Dragons have much to offer us.>>28188564Just have fun, that's all this is for.
>>28188576Doesn't particularly matter. Just assume one of the people on the council's identity.If you don't like any of them, get OP to change someone on the council.
>>28188582Negative. Don't trust dragons, they see men as pawns or cattle.
>>28188582We hate dragons. Why trust someone that eats your people?
>>28188582Don't trust a dragon
>>28188594I'm cautiously against it. If you want to style yourself around the members of the circle, by all means go ahead, but I won't be giving special consideration to anyone.
>>28188611>>28188625When the dragons came to us, we listened and told them to leave. We would have nothing to do with the scalekin.>>28188582Our tribe stayed in Heortland, to keep the homeland our ancestors helped form. Well that we did, for the dragons devoured those who had emigrated to Dragon Pass. For two hundred years we thought of it as a place of danger.
>>28188594Problem with that, is doing heroquests. Generally heroquests involve decisions voted on by the people in the thread and perusal of the quest's myth for hints. So you'll be stuck with other people voting on what your character does during the quest, because otherwise they would just have to watch you tell OP what your choices are for like an hour.I guess there could be a way, radically different, of running a game like this, but it might be better as an actual gaming session: a PnP or whatnot with everyone's characters on a clan council.
>>28188689But needs must.Who among you would not risk danger to avoid sin? Pharaoh divided our people, and we were left with the choice of kin-slaying or escape. Dragon Pass was our solution, a place where we might begin anew, where Pharaoh's agents yet feared to tread.We named ourselves a balanced clan, to honor our ancestors, and departed our home.
>>28188761Quiviniland would be our new home in our new land. Before we could settle, we needed to claim our tula.How much land did we demand as our right?Enough for ourselves.Enough to grow into.More than enough.All that we could.
>>28188815Enough to grow into.
>>28188815>Enough to grow into.
>>28188815Let's get greedy. More than enough.
>>28188824>>28188855We thought of the future, but did not fall into greed, and claimed enough land to grow into.This, then is our clan:>We stood with Elmal.>We fought with Orlanth.>We adopted the Stick People.>We battled the Ice Demons.>We are a balanced clan.>We awoke Elmal.>We distrust dragons.>We have more than enough land.We do not shirk danger, but we do not engage foolishly. We are in Dragon Pass for the long haul.This is my tribe! This is your tribe! Let us welcome the new year by naming our new tribe!
>>28188967>field too longTen letters and spaces.
>>28188941Since we'll be raiding in Dark season, something snow/ice/winter related?
>>28188941I'd like to suggest Drakekiler.>captcha: essential drakedEPrecisely.
>>28189014You'll need a concrete suggestion. Fimbulvetr maybe.
>>28189034Drakekiler? Seems a little long. And we we'rent a major player in the dragonkill war, we only distrusted the dragons.Drakebane could be a shorter clan name along the same lines though. Or Draketooth.
>>28189062The dark winter that precedes Ragnarok?Sounds perfect.>>28189064Yeah, we are negative not hostile toward dragons.
>>28189083According to Wikipedia:Fimbulvetr is the harsh winter that precedes the end of the world and puts an end to all life on Earth. Fimbulwinter is three successive winters where snow comes in from all directions, without any intervening summer. During this time, there will be innumerable wars and ties of blood will no longer be respected: the next-of-kin will lie together and brothers will kill brothers.The event is described primarily in the Poetic Edda. In the poem Vafþrúðnismál, Odin poses the question to Vafþrúðnir as to who of mankind will survive the Fimbulwinter. Vafþrúðnir responds that Líf and Lífþrasir will survive and that they will live in the forest of Hoddmímis holt.This mythology might be related to the extreme weather events of 535–536 which resulted in a notable drop in temperature across northern Europe. There have also been several popular ideas about whether or not this particular piece of mythology has a connection to the climate change that occurred in the Nordic countries at the end of the Nordic Bronze Age dating from about 650 BC. Before this climate change, the Nordic countries were considerably warmer.In Denmark, Norway, Sweden and other Nordic countries, the term fimbulvinter is still used to refer to an unusually cold and harsh winter.
>>28189116I thought it would be appropriate.We learned much from the Ice Demons. How to treat ones deepest enemies, how to treat vengeance as a cold thing, and how to fight in conditions that sane men abhor.We are clan Fimbulvetr, and we have come to Dragon Pass.
>>28189177Alright, so who do we have available as our clan chief and councilors? And where can we spend our first year's magic points?
>>28189177Pic.I'm up for doing a year or two tonight. Anyone still here?
>>28189203Yes, press on.
>>28189203I am always here, op
>>28189203Sure, let's do this. And don't forget to archive it, note that Runic Men didn't get saved in sup/tg/ and as a result we can't access all the pics from glitchy Foolz archive.
>>28189203Let do this OP
>>28189218>>28189224>>28189196>>28189234Most excellent. I'll be out of character mostly from now on, I spend more time on the speeches than the uploading.>>28189229Will do.Here's our clan in 1329.
>>28189243Fuck everything it's a clan of-- Hello. This is a VERY interesting starting ring.All right Storm Men, magic us up.
We should put some points in Crops and Herds. We want to be prosperous, after all.
>>28189259HERDS AND CROPS TO THE MAX
>>281892592 Crops1 Herds1 Hunting2 Diplomacy1 WarLet's try to get settled in our new village, our holy men have predicted a decent year.Also, it seems like our clan ring has lots of young people, good to see, but what are the stats on everyone? Do we have an Eurmal devotee to show his hairy ass to our allies while groping their wives?
>>28189290>>28189310Four points left.>>28189331Going to go with this if no one has any different ideas. Haven't checked the nobles yet, that will be the first order of business once we're done here.
>>28189331Oh and if our token warrior ring member is an Urox berserker make sure he has good stats for crushing the skulls of our rival clans and smiting broos.
>>28189344We could probably do without the Hunting and War. We want some in reserve in case we have any emergencies.
>>28189356Every point in War is like spending a point of magic during an individual engagement. I'll leave it up to the Storm Gentlemen to decide what we want, though I reserve the right to break ties.>>28189331Going to go with this, unless someone wants to add to >>28189356.
>>28189344Put one is children, War, and Diplomacy, save the last one
>>28189390Lets go with 1 in War and not put any in hunting.
>>28189390Oh, really? Then keep it in War. I feel like we might be fighting a lot.
>>28189405We probably will be, it's likely we'll get hit by some trolls or something this year.
The final values for our clan magic. Let's see what our nobles look like.
>>28189390Remove hunting and only put 1 in diplomacy
So there's good news and bad news.The good news is that most of our ring members have Excellents in their primary attribute.The bad news is that the ones who are Excellent are all over 50.Oh, and we also have a Trickster, but who cares about him, right? I care very much. He's pretty good, too.
>>28189463I love Tricksters, too.And yikes. We might be better off with a mix of old veterans and young come-uppance. Give us room to grow, you know?
>>28189487Looking closer, we could actually staff a ring reasonably well with whippersnappers. We've got a HUGE number of Elmal worshippers, one of whom is our best magic user.Here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to pack the ring according to the wishes of the gentlemen. Tell me what you guys want:A focus on the best stats above all else?A focus on the best synergy, even if it's not quite optimal? (I recommend this)Largest life expectancy?Favorite gods?Male/female balance?We've also got an Uroxi on the ring, but a young Vingan and another Humakt worshipper are almost as good at stabbing things. Our best combatant is the Elmalite on the far right of the current ring.
>>28189463Kentvent has an awesome name and we must train him up.
>>28189563Luckily, he's 25 and a worshipper of Lhankor Mhy, and our best Customs agent to boot (but it's still only Very Good). I'll keep him in.This is the current clan ring. Quite a few new faces. If anyone wants details on what they do, let me know. For now, though, we move on to part 2 of Sea season.
>>28189676Remember: No raiding in Sea or Earth, Fire is the traditional raiding time, we CAN raid in Dark season (which most clans cannot do) and Storm is unpredictable.I suggest either hiring more weaponthanes, scouting the tula, appointing crafters or building a watchtower.From the map, our feuding partners are on the other side of the Quivinilands. That will make opening hostile negotiations difficult, since we'll have to pay tolls on the way to visit.
Interesting map though; Lysang is practically in Prax.
Did OP die?
>>28189993Waiting for suggestions actually. Regardless, looking at the clock revealed that it's time for me to get ready for work. If the thread survives until I get back we'll pick it up where we left off, if not I'll start a new thread tomorrow.
>>28190019Oh.Well I don't have any suggestions. I mostly followed the Runic Men but I don't even have a decent grasp of the game mechanics. I'm just waiting for the veteran kings to get this shit rolling because I enjoyed tRM.
>>28190052>>>/v/res/217327605This one rhymes
>>28190052King of Dragon Pass looks much more intimidating than it is. Which isn't to say that it won't rip you a new one if you fuck up or get unlucky, but there's not a huge amount to it. It's almost like a 4X visual novel, think Civilization without colonization or a grid.The manual might help.
>>28189676Seems decent enough.
Bump to wait for OP return
>>28194822Give me an hour and we'll start.In the meantime, if anyone wants to suggest a course of action for Sea 2, go ahead.
>>28194971Bumping this for others who knows about KoDP
And I'm back.If no one has any suggestions, I'm going to go ahead and hire five more weaponthanes. A weaponthane fights like five men, so having a bunch is a good idea.
Priorities:Sacrifice to Humakt and Vinga. Get Truesword and Fyrdwomen as soon as reasonably possible. Explore Tula for delicious trade goods.Do not, ever, EVER, and I mean NEVER EVER, piss off the Ducks.
>>28195741Weaponthanes it i--FUCKING ICE DEMONS. Here's our first event. It pretty much sucks. Do we:1. Call up our neighbors for a demon killing party2. Ask one of the gods we hate with every fiber of our religious being to help us3. Fight the demons ourselves4. Do jack shit.Start the voting.
>>28195741Either explore or build defences.
>>28195805Sage advice. We can get started on all of that once we've dealt with the cold ones.
>>281958573! Fight the god damn polar gooks!
>>28195857Not 4 b/c Fuck Ice DemonsUgh, the rest are trouble b/c not like we are- reputable- have alot of resources to spare- have alot of weaponthanes to spareif i had to choose i'd go 2 and sacrifice goods
>>28195857To please our ancestor by making suicidal charges, SEND IN OUR THANES. (choice number 3)
>>28195891>>28195903Attacking the winds it is. How many people do we send to death and to glory?
Do you want your ancestors to turn their faces away from your clan in shame, knowing their descendants are vile, scum-sucking stick farmers? Then pray to Valind.Do you want your ancestors to do all of the above, except also know that you are unmanned beardless horse-spawn? Then do nothing.I say:3.), for we must make war on the blasted Ice Demons.
>>28195946Send one in three - five Weaponthanes.
>>28195946if we're gonna fight its all or nothing. Now we chose to fight, send em all.
>>28195968A good number. It matches the total magic we have for kicking their ass. 4 magic for one thane? Good deal.
>>28195998Fuck yeah! We fixed those ice beaners!
>>28195998Hot damn the ancestors are pleased.
>>28195998now thats done, i say we explore out Tula!~
>>28196013I've never beaten the event with less than ten, with Humakt's Truesword blessing.It's now Fire season, prime time for raiding. We, being trained in the way of showing Winter the door, can raid during Dark season, so we might want to do other things.>>28196022Like explore our territory, where all sorts of treasures might await. Exploring also cuts down on bandit attacks during other events.Or we could raid the shit out of someone. Up to you lot.
>>28196059Who are our clan's ancestral enemies? Ie who are we feuding with?Who are our allies?Who are our neighbours (and are any of them our allies/enemies?)We need to know that before raiding, Son of Heort.
>>28195998holy crap we beat them how did it happen>>28196059explore
>>28196089Ice Demons are our ancestral enemies.>>28189775 is the map, it looks like the "greydogs" are holding something against us.
>>28196059>>28196022explore our village! (think Tula means village)
>>28196089We have two enemy clans, the Greydogs and the Anmangarn. The dogfuckers are a peaceful clan, while the Anmangarn are known for raiding.The Greydogs are actually pretty close by, while the other guys are way over on the other side of the pass.You can check the map here: >>28189775 Clans in red hate us, clans in blue are allied. Purple clans are ambivalent, though they do range from one to the other.Looks like we've got votes for exploring, so I'll do that.
>>28196154The game suggested that our Humakti lead our expeditionary force, which I agreed with. I sent 4 thanes and five footmen along.
>>28196154If the Greydogs are peaceful, it might be possible to negotiate with them.
And we hit the jackpot. Who likes treasure? Go ahead and suggest another action.We can:Raid (give a suggestion)Explore (give a direction)Explore the tulaSacrifice to a god (pick which god)Try to set up a trade routeBuilt a fortificationSend out people to try and buy treasureSend out people on a diplomatic missionAttempt a heroque bwahahahaha no.>>28196185Something to keep in mind.
>>28196225Oh right, the gods. There's kind of a lot of them. Does anyone need a primer?
>>28196225I say build a fortification, we might get raided by trolls or horsespawn if we're unlucky.By the way, how many thanes did we lose to the ice demons?
>>28196225Explore our tula!
>>28196225We must raid at least once every year. Even with our Ice Demon training we are still in danger of failing during Dark.I say Raid, and raid the Greydogs - they might be a peaceful clan, but they have offended our ancestors. In other words: Kick their buttsa nd take their stuff.
>>28196272Is this what one calls Orlanthi football?
>>28196272lets raid, steal some cattle, why not
>>28196287The Orlanthi call it Footballs, obvious reasons for that being obvious. Raid now in Fire 2, Sacrifice in Earth (Humakt and Vinga), build Fortification in Dark, Explore/Raid in Storm
>>28196268One. I'm in awe.>>28196305An extraordinarily solid plan. Want to hit the Greydogs like >>28196272 suggested?
>>28196319>One. I'm in awe.He headbutted an ice-demon so hard they both exploded
Raiding it is then. The ring has its preferences, any objections?
>>28196319Yes. Attack the Greydogs.
>>28196374Board ate my image.>>28196378Greydogs it is.
>>28196305this sounds good to me for a little while.next year or so we could start building a trade route maybe and playing around with the allocation of the workers.Also Heortson, remember to periodically adjust the thanes to get on patrol. They're lazy fucks at times
Unfortunately they saw us coming from a mile away. What are the battleplans? Choose:--Whether we sacrifice (and who to),--What the objective of the raid is,--What our tactics areQuick note: I forgot to bring along our auxiliaries, so we're fighting without healers this time. I'll make a point of bringing ten or so with us on future raids.>>28196392>at timesThe only part of your statement that is untrue; they'll take any excuse to stop patrolling.
>>28196444One magic to humakt, plunder, charge.
>>28196444>no healersdammitWe won't have time to sacrifice, we're outnumbered on their land and they've spotted us.We should use 2 magic, skirmish aiming to kill: make a retreat and try to pick them off.
>>28196481We'd be stopped immediately if we tried that, and we'd lose weaponthanes because we forgot to bring auxiliaries.
Keep in mind, magic into war at the beginning of the year counts as one point into each individual raid, so we've got one point in this battle already.>>28196495>>28196511Going with this then, and yes I'm an idiot for forgetting.
>>28196529Both those posts were me, I was just replying to that other guy.
>>28196537It's fine, the post was going to say "Next response calls it".Battle event: what does our Vingan do? She's pretty great by the way, Very Good Leadership and... I want to say Excellent Combat.
>>28196567right click her face to check her stats (or left, who remembers?)TAKE HUGE RISKS! NO PAIN NO GAIN!
>>28196567Her stats are strong. Have her order a defensive line to stop the berserker, we're already fighting this battle defensively anyway.
I bought this game the first time this sort of thread rolled around, thinking it looked interesting.I then realized that I had no idea how to play it. I decided "fuck it" and made all the choices which sounded like they would've max'ed out my clan's warring capabilities, proceeded to make the most belligerent council of Humakt worshippers possible, and then raid the Lonisi clan at all possible times (because the game generated me with a Lonisi feud.)My save file is named "FUCK THE LONISI".
>>28196606Did you defeat the Lonisi?
>>28196590Fuck me, I wish I'd known that was available during events
>>28196630To hell with it, fight the berserker. Let's see what our qt 3.14 redhead shieldmaiden is capable of.
>>28196630Should have said: Seeing these stats, does anyone want to suggest a different course of action for Onelisin?
>>28196623I sure tried. They eventually tried to send a peace offering that was basically "Jesus fuck you crazy bastards, we'll give you tribute on a yearly basis if you just leave us the hell alone"I requested the max tribute, and they said that would basically be equivalent to demanding they all starve to death. And I was like "THAT'S THE IDEA YOU FAGGOTS"At which point they started making allies for defense and after several more raids I realized I was almost bankrupt on the cow front.It was fun though.
>>28196590>>28196656Single combat it is.And she did good, our Pucelle.
>>28196630man i never knew you can see their stats in battle screen Q__Q
>>28196700>even though we didn't win the battle2ominous4meHow many did thanes we lose?
>>28196692you did good
>>28196700It wasn't enough though.I think we might want to sacrifice to Chalana Arroy.
>>28196623Is it possible to eliminate another tribe?It really annoys me that I've burnt their tula to the ground, taken all their cows and they give me all their food, yet they're still somehow to survive no matter how many times I raid them
>>28196725Good plan. We should do that as our first action in Earth season.
>>28196725hm. A phyrric loss for us.
Event first though!A thrall started a rebellion against the people he served, the Vostang. They smashed the rebellion, and now the leader begs for our mercy. What do we do?
>>28196755we are against thralldom?FOIGHT THOSE FUCKERS!MUH ANCESTORS!
>>28196755We should try and convince the Vostangi to stop pursuing him.
>>28196770>>28196782Fighting the power.Who leads? Remember, further to the top and left means higher skill, even if the stats are nominally identical.
>>28196806Elmalandti, CHAMPION OF BASED STORMBULLTIME TO GO BERSERK ON THESE BITCHES
>>28196806Onelisin! She knows how to shank a bitch. Also she's relatively young.
>>28196806Chop, chop. Baranthos gotta learn to be the choppiest. Make a man outta you, son.
>>28196806That is one classy-looking Uroxi...It worries me...
>>28196806I'm joining this thread now, hope thats alright. Obviously I have read all thats happened so far, as Elmal seems to be our main deity why not get Baranthos to lead it?
Apologies, something came up.>>28196827>>28196849Elmalandti is our man! How many go with him to buttkick for goodness?
>>28197001I second this.
>>28196961Send 2 thanes and all the footmen, we need some unwounded thanes to guard home in case of emergency.
>>28197001>>28197013Oh boy.Full disclosure: I'm posting this from work. My boss doesn't care, on the condition that I do my job. If I vanish for long periods of time without saying anything, that's probably why.
>>28197055That went quite well.
>>28197055I have no idea what I'm suggesting btw
>>28197069Good work, brave thanes.Now, to sacrifice to Challana Arroy and fortify our tula.
>>28197069Note that we got a single point of magic for that event.It is now Earth season, harvest time. We will not raid at this time, but we can do all sorts of other things. I would recommend sacrificing to Chalana Arroy to learn the Healing miracle.
>>28197124>we got a single point of magic for that eventOur ancestors bless us again.Let us sacrifice goods to Chalana Arroy, since she is not fond of bloodshed, and gain her aid in healing our wounded warriors.
>>28197142>>28197149Unfortunately we did not put any points of Clan Magic into Mysteries last Sacred Time. As such, I offered the good goddess 14 goods, since she hates the spilling of blood.
>>28197197Haha, forgot to trim the border.Chalana Arroy blessed us with the Resurrection ritual, proving that the gods do have a sense of humor. Resurrection only works on clan notables.
>>28197222Chal is being salty...
>>28197222We must fortify, then. This is going to be a hard winter with half our army unable to carry their spears. If the trolls attack, or worse, if our ancient enemies appear again...
>>28197222Given that Dark season was prophesied to be mild, I went ahead and sacrificed again. This time we got Healing.
>>28197266The Osgosi clan decided to call in the favor we owed, asking us for magic. Do we give, or turn them away? And how much, or why do we turn them away?
>>28197286offer gifts instead
>>28197286We should listen to the trickster. He seems like an educated and respectable fellow.
>>28197286....we got a classy-looking uroxi and a wise trickster...guys, I am spooked.
>>28197319Is this a vote to give the customary amount?
>>28197345sure. but you guys did see the uroxi, right?he looks downright stable!
We gave up three points of magic. Ironically, we're back where we started the year.>>28197371He shares his portrait with the tribe leader from my other game.
>>28197388We're not out of the event woods yet though. Our gemstones caught the attention of a trader, who wants to buy them from us. I'm actually not sure whether the third option give more goods than producing crafts from the gems (which we can do anyway, if at a lower rate).
>>28197426Enough with it, no sale.
>>28197426>>28197434Seconded. Fuck that guy.
>>28197426He dares question our skill at soap stone carving!? No deal!
We told him to show us his honor.He refused.
It is now Dark season. Difficult weather makes raiding impossible for most clans, but we aren't most clans.That said, we've kinda got lots of hurt people and no defenses. So do we put up some walls or ask mother for healing? If the latter, indicate how many goods you want to offer up.Keep in mind that the ice demons hate us and come most often in Dark season.
>>28197536Throw up walls.
>>28197536What good are walls if we have no one to defend them with? Heal our gangstas.
>>28197569Good point, let's heal first.
>>28197569>>28197579We've got thirty-four men down, so I offered up thirty goods. Everyone's on their feet now.No event, so pick your second Dark season action. Building walls will cost 50 goods, of our 55. Do it anyway?
>>28197536healing, 20 goods
>>28197622build walls, defenses are good to have (I usually get them as soon as possible
>>28197622Why not? Who needs goods anyway?
>>28197622Do it anyway, and pray springtime comes quickly.
>>28197638>>28197643The walls went up, and an event I've never seen before goes off. Talking (god?) rock, what do?
>>28197675Befreind that rock.
>>28197675i'm inching towards befriending or anual worship.lets go with annual sacrifice.
>>28197675I sense a trap, but I might be a little paranoid. Befriend it.
>>28197675I think I remember it's a bro rock... but I'm likely wrong. Can't go wrong with annual sacrifices for the stone god.
>>28197675Uroxi knows what is up
>>28197704>>28197733Just so you know, befriending it will get us a one-time benefit. Worshipping it will get us an annual one. Assuming this isn't a terrible trap, of course.Currently at 3 to 3 worship and befriend. Anyone want to break the tie?
>>28197775You're the chieftain, 3 and 3 and you make seven. Just like a clan ring. You decide.
>>28197793>>28197797Worshipping it is.Who leads the ritual? I think our man Elmalandti, but just in case.
>>28197830Elmalandti seems the best choice
Rolled 6>>28197830I'm letting the dice gods decide. 1 is top left and 7 is bottom right.
>>28197880>the dice gods select the trickster
The Storm Bull adherent named after Elmal leads the ritual. How many cows do we gut for the rock?>>28197880Eurmal is with you.
>>28197907One to fifteen.
>>28197880Yesss! Orstalor gonna make friends with the rock!
>>28197923All the cows.
Rolled 15>>28197923Im consulting the dice gods again as I have no clue what an appropiate amount is.
>>28197940make it 8 this needs to be annual so we need to keep in maintainable
We're split 2 and 2. Since we've just confirmed the dice gods are Eurmal, I went with 15.>>28197959Prompt says this year; we should get to choose in future years.
>>28198007No one suspects a thing
>>28198007We've earned a new shrine. Cool effect, should help when I forget to set weaponthanes patrolling.It's now Storm season, Dark season's less assholish younger brother. We can do anything, but expeditions that leave our tula have a chance of failure.Given that we have six goods, I'd recommend getting some trade routes going, raiding, or exploring/
>>28198106Raid, let's go a-viking.
>>28198122not until dark
>>28198106I personally always explore, but I usually fail epically at this gameso lets go trading
>>28198106I think we can trust this hill spirit, if it's giving us an actual bonus for using his favorite rock as his shrine.Send for a trade route with our allies to the south, and then do some exploran'
Rolled 1>>281981061 = trade2 = raiding 3 = sexploring
>>28198140Valind is our enemy. that means we get bonuses for raiding during dark
>>28198159Trading it is. I'm sending along five thanes to keep Orlgard company. Wish them luck.What do we want to do with the rest of Storm season?
>>28198106Let the clan's finest representative of Issaries or Lhankor Mhy go to our neighbours, and give them gifts, and give them good words and let us make trade with one-another, that we might strengthen the bonds of the people of Orlanth and earn many cattle-worths of silver.(TLDR: Trade!)
>>28198273Cattle Raid on greydogs, go Gorilla Warfare on their asses
>>28198273Sacrifice cattle to Humakt or Vinga, for we need both Truesword and Fyrdwomen.We do not want to raid, for we have sent weapon-thanes with Orlgard, and would be much-weakened if we were to raid now.
>>28198340Good point. Sacrifice to Humakt to try and get Truesword then.
>>28198273I just checked, we have 40 odd farmers sitting on their asses. We could set them to making crafts, get some industry going.>>28198307>>28198312Still though, the Greydog sons of bitches need a reminding of why they don't study war no more, and >>28198340 has an excellent point. Humakt prefers cattle sacrifices anyway.
Rolled 1>>28198340He sounds more sensible than I. 2+ on a d6 and I change my vote>>28198312to his instead.
>>28198366Either ready more hides of land for the farmers to work, or convert to crafters (I prefer to over-farm, you cannot at any point have too much food.)But crafters = good. You can do so much with goods. So, so much.
>>28198368Dice gods gonna Eurmal. That said, we're still sacrificing to Humakt.And now we are as gods. One of our Weaponthanes is worth ten mere mortals, and two of anyone else's thanes.
>>28198528The good news keeps coming, we've got a second trade route.
>>28198552Sacred time is here again. This is our clan. I love that you can see the structures you've created. The shrine to our pet rock (Tarard Riel) is to the southwest.
>>28198592What can we do?
>>28198622Assign magic of course!Remember that a point in War now is a point of magic in every encounter this year. We won't be doing any heroquests for a while so don't worry about that.
>>281986532 in crops1 in herds1 in war1 in mysteriesrest is reserve
>>281986532 crops, heards, healt, 1 war, 1 diplomancer.
>>281986532 War2 Crops1 Hunting1 Trade1 Herds2 Mysteries
>>28198653Okay, now I'm afraid, the Trickster is talking like a person and not a nutter.Amalgamating the above, so far it's 2 crops, 1 herds, one diplomacy, one mysteries, one trade and one war, leaving two left over.I'd like to bump up war by one, since we'll be doing raiding.>>28198696Hunting unfortunately isn't very useful.
>>28198784Eh, so save it in reserve and keep up the war.
>>28198784>ghandi the trickstermommy...Im scared
>>28198784Something huge is going to happen and we need to be very afraid.
>>28198811Our clan for the year.
>>28198846we need to obtain more goods...
>>28198846Sea season again. We can explore or bump up craftsmen.
>>28198876Bump up the craftsmen
>>28198855I agree, we have all of three goods. We're on the cattle economy until we start making more.
>>28198876Craftsmen to make us Kraft dinner is preferred.
>>28198876bump up dem craftsmen
>>28198898>>28198902>>28198911You'll note that I've also selected amulets. Amulets have a higher sell value than Fancy goods, but demand is more elastic.Second action?
>>28198937Haha I lied, get ready for Horse-Spawn.Good thing we have two points in war. Actions?
>>28198961>Horse-SpawnTake one action to put our heads between our knees, spend the other action to kiss our asses goodbye
>>28198961Let none survive.
>>28198961kill as many as possible
>>28198961Drive them offChargeMaybe sacrifice to Humakt/Orlanth
>>28198961Charge and drive them off, they tend to be cowardly. Sacrifice to Orlanth.
Rolled 1>>28198981Oh come on, there's only 153 of them.Looks like a charge with the objective of killing as many as we can. Sacrificing to1=Orlanth2=Humakt
>>28199024They hit us pretty good. We lost two thanes.Heads up: We're now autosaging. I won't be starting a new thread today, but I will tomorrow. Let's see if we can finish up the year.
>>28199048fucking horse Nomadsbut lets finish this year
>>28199048Man, fat lot of good that War magic and Truesword did for us.
>>28199048Sea 2. We've got injured people but not enough goods to heal them up. Want to do some exploring or diplomancing?>>28199097We've also got Steadfast, which should boost our luck when defending. Doesn't suggest good things about that last battle.
>>28199122Diplomacy, try to make peace with Greydogs.
>>28199122It's been fun so far, son of Heort, but this warrior (fat fuck) needs to go to bed. Until next time!
>>28199141>>28199144Split vote. For what it's worth, having a raiding target nearby is nice. We will want to make peace with the dogs before the midgame, since they're a potential tribe member.
>>28199178Explore for now.
>>28199178exploring, dogs are dogs
>>28199189Exploring the tula.
>>28199213Some info about the Horse-Spawn if you need it.
>>28199220We found magic rocks. What does the tribe do about that?
>>28199244divination and it seems our trickster is finally behaving as he should
>>28199244Divination first, then see where we are after that.
>>28199244Divine these rocks. We got glow rocks, talk rocks and now we got divine rocks.
>>28199273>>28199274We spent our emergency clan magic. That could have gone very badly, good call.
>>28199313hopefully nothing else goes wrong now
>>28199313That said, we still bragged about the rocks. No one has to know.
>>28199220>they worship the god of tyranny>who is also rival sun god to our ElmilThey need to be torn a new one
>>28199349[screaming begins]Horse-fuckers, what do? Build a stake perimeter is what.
>>28199375Good Elmil, they're back.We need to Skirmish and Drive them Off. There's no way we can fight all of them.
>>28199375SURVIVAL. FUCKING SURVIVAL. SNAAAAAAAAAKE EEEEEATEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEERRRRRR
>>28199375kill as many as possible
>>28199403We tried that last time, and now half our thanes are wounded.
>>28199389Skirmishing works better with lots of Hunters. We have fewer than ten.Also, it's Elmal.Fire season is going to be a riot.
>god-talkers predict normal harvest with some somewhat fortunate events two years in a row>the first year, freak snowstorm in spring causes mythical horrors to appear and start killing our cattle>second year, we get raided twice so far by the same dudesmaybe we need better seers
>>28199423fuck it we maneuver.
>>28199423Alright then, maneuver and try to survive.
>>28199452>>28199460Hit Skirmish and Survive by accident. If this keeps up we'll want to have Maran Gor's shrine up...
>>28199493>we exchanged missile fire and still lost 9 menHoly crap. Our peasants are terrible fighters. We need Maran Gor on our side, her or else Vinga so that we can draft women into our fyrd to make up for all these casualties.
>>28199493this is going to hell quickly.how about next dark season we go rape those horselovers
>>28199493Alright, here's the plan:>stake wall>healing blessing from whatsherface Arroy>no raiding this year except guerilla cattle raids
>>28199508Vinga might be a good idea. because we are losing fighters quickly
>>28199493Things could be better. I went ahead and asked Chalana Arroy for healing. She acquiesced. Fire 2 is next, go ahead and pick an activity.>>28199510Can't, sadly. We can only invade tribes, and the Horse-Spawn aren't a tribe. We can get them in other ways though...
>>28199537The Stake Perimeter costs 40 goods. We should be able to get it before the end of the year.
>>28199544How much goods for a stake perimeter?If that's impossible, recruit more weaponthanes, maybe increase patrols.
>>28199544Can we possibly get on that fuggin' stake wall? If not...hm. I dunno. Snatch cattle?
>>28199589>>28199586Alright so if we don't have enough spare raw materials for stakes, we should to rustle cattle from greydogs. We're in gorilla warfare mode right now, we need to survive this hell of a year.
>>28199586We can hire two more weaponthanes. Good point about the patrols, three thanes are patrolling the inner and outer reaches of the tula.>>28199601Cattle raiding we go. Orstalor is being weirdly reasonable again.
>>28199654Not enough warriors. Mine more warriors.The thanes are actually okay. We've got nine; the game was reacting to having no spare weaponthanes on hand during the last event.That said, it's a chance to get extra thanes without taking up half a season, if you accept outlaws.
>>28199654Greydog status:#rekt#rustledWe should explore some more, eastward this time. Also, what is clan morale right now?
>>28199695Choose number 4. Raise an army, but make it consist of honest men. We aren't stick-picker filth like the horse-spawn or greydogs, no pardoning outlaws.
>>28199695Accept outlaws, get thanes fast, or go for the best of the best, but get them slowly...
>>28199731>>28199754How long do we tell him to keep search? Remember that a year is five months, and he IS our best trader.
>>28199784Hrm. Half a year?
>>28199784Have him search during Earth and Dark season when ambushes are less likely and he might not be needed as much for trading, have him return Storm season.
>>28199799>>28199825Three seasons it is. What do we do for the first half of Earth season?
>>28199874Save goods for the stake wall. Explore to try and find more goods.
>>28199874can we do any rituals?
>>28199946The only heroquest we have knowledge of is Elmal Guards the Stead. That one kills legends, so we'll do that last.>>28199935Exploring the tula it is.
>>28200018That makes two trade goods.
Trip fell off.This event can be funny. What do we do with petitioners of the Hobo God?
>>28200018Then our next action should be to try to>contact closest friendly Orlanthi tribe>try to get knowledge of how to into heroquestDoes anyone owe us a favor?
>>28200074We send them to the dog tribe
>>28200074If we can afford it without screwing over our chances at stake defenses, 4.
>>28200074Orstalor what are you doing.>>28200094Or we could continue our feud with the other guys we hate...
>>28200074Send them to another clan.
>>28200094>>28200113>>28200130I'm going to send them to the Anmangarn. Sure we hate the Greydogs, but we can hit them whenever we damn well please. The An Heroes are harder.
>>28200116Send them to the other guys, sure.And don't listen to Orstalor, he just wants us to give them a feast because of all the mischief that will ensue.If it costs us too many goods, try and giving them a couple cows or something to go bother our enemies. If that's possible.
>>28200170I've gotten them to do it for 1 before. I just can't get the slider down that low.
>>28200188Offensive diplomancing at its finest.
Second half of Earth now. Anon suggested calling in favors for info about heroquests. Any objections?
>>28200241might be a good idea.
This'll end well.I chose the Lysang clan because they're pink (don't like us much) and right next to the Anmangarn, so they'll be forming a tribe together later.Onelisin has a fine point; the Silvertongue ritual helps diplomacy quite a bit.
>>28200386>sending an Eurmal worshiper as our emissaryBetter hope he doesn't do anything stupid.
>>28200386Have we time?
>>28200386perhaps learn the ritual before sending him out?
>>28200386Dark season now. Normal people build or worship the gods during Dark season. The Fimbulvetr can raid.>>28200436Has to be in effect before the caravan departs I think.>>28200443Would have put him in Dark season. We have an easier time raiding, not doing everything else.
>>28200458We're not really in any condition to raid though, are we?Soon, though. Soon winter will be upon our foes.
>>28200458We aren't in a position to do a full out assault against the Greydogs. We should just try to deprive their warriors of more of their cattle.We're almost ready to craft the stakes, we should do that Storm season perhaps?
>>28200458Praise the Gods and pass the barley beer.
>>28200458sneaky cattle raids at best this season. we need to recover our strength
>>28200498We're going to want to keep some goods on hand for Sacred time; need to keep up those shrines after all.Still. Cattle raid on the Greydogs.
>>28200540They didn't see it coming. Do it again, or sacrifice for Fyrdwomen?
>>28200558Oh god fyrdwomen.Get it.Get it nao. (if we're lucky)
>>28200558A question that will have to wait. Our trickster met some bandits on the road.He's Good in all stats, save Excellent Bargaining.
>>28200590Excellent in Bargaining?not much of a choice then is it?He can do te bard thing (being diplomatic, not impregnating all the bandits)
>>28200590Bargain.If we're lucky he'll end up robbing THEM.
>>28200617>>28200629Full disclosure: I sent a bit of food along with Orstalor, because the Lysangs aren't fond of us. I figured it'd make them more likely to give up the info.
>>28200662Better than losing men at least.
>>28200662I didn't bother giving you the choice of what information to ask for, we chose it at the start of the trip.
Free healing Y/Y.
>>28200726Sure. But what do they want help with?
>>2820072621 sick people healed.>>28200740This touched off another event down the road. They'll call in their favor then.
Since we're getting closer to falling off I'm going to pick up the pace some.Sacrificing for Fyrdwomen.
>>28200770Brilliant.Storm season next. Give me two things to do.
>>28200787Sacrifice for Silvertongue, feast? Dunno what else to do. Shouldn't our weaponthane finder be coming in, as well?
>>28200807Sounds good to me.
>>28200807>>28200821We should set up those stakes before the horsespawn return.
>>28200841Ah yes, we DO have enough for those, I plum forgot.
Sacrificed for Silvertongue. Also we have an extra point of clan magic; the ancestors liked us hitting the Greydogs in Dark season.
>>28200878Sweet. Stakes up. Stakes up and may the horsefuckers choke on them.
You've all been waiting for this. People of Fimbulvetr, I give you Rune Ducks.
>>28200878going to agree with >>28200891 time for a stak-shaped present for our horse-boning friendsAnd kill the ducks
>>28200914Disregard Orstalor, we don't need another fierce enemy.
>>28200914Strange people, but they're Orlanthi in spirit. Let 'em be for now, fuck them up if they betray our trust.
>>28200943>>28200963Seeing as we're not ducking suicidal, we extended a peace pact to the gandersmen.
But we're not done yet. Trolls in the tula, what do we do to get them out again?
>>28201007Aw yeah, rabidly devoted worshipers of Humakt who think we're bro tier.So, about that stake dinner for the horsefuckers?
>>28201039GODDAMNIT THEY'RE SHITTING EVERYWHEREDrive them off and watch where you fucking step. Sacrifice to whoever.
>>28201039Gods dammit, it's the caveniggers. 1 magic, sac to Humakt, drive back, maneuver.
>>28201077maneuver is indeed best tactic. I think we need to skip the sacrifice, to many bad memories of those
>>28201077>>28201061Here we go.
>>28201125Freaking chaos moon!Okay, what does Baranthos do?
>>28201140Go to where the fighting is worst. Death or glory.
>>28201140What does Baranthos' stats look like?
>>28201185He's our best fighter if that means anything.
>>28201209Seconding going where the fighting is worst, then.
>>28201238Atta fuckin' boy, Baranthos.
>>28201238Uh... Okay, just had a minor system crash that might have taken this entire battle out. I'll check and get right back...
>>28201238>>28201260At a certain combat skill level, it would seem that "Take insane risks to win the battle" or similar options become the best way to deal with things.
Since this session is almost over, are we going to archive?
>>28201345That's normal for KoDP threads, sadly.
>>28201386Fuck, it's gone, along with the save file. The game crashed as I was saving and now it's corrupt. Thankfully I have a backup I made from the start of the year, and this thread here. Here's what I'm going to do: I'm going to race us back to the middle of Storm, taking all the same actions. Random events will be dealt with at my discretion, or if they're the same ones, the same way as they were in the thread. I'll post the highlights.>>28201370Already archived it.
>>28201643Alright, lets do this.
>>28201660HAH! I forgot that I had a second save game directory for KoDP. Turns out I'd saved my games there.Please wind time back to here: >>28200749I sacrificed for Silvertongue again, met the ducks and it is now the second half of Storm.
>>28201915Stakes up, naturally, and hope those fucking trolls don't shit on our tula again.
>>28201915Silvertongue, not Fyrdwomen? Get Fyrdwomen ASAP after we get our fucking stakes up.
>>28201976We already have Fyrdwomen
>>28201956We have 54 goods. Our annual devotion of goods to maintain our shrines number 14. The Stake Perimeter is 40.I love this clan.
>>28202005Did we get that before or after the crash point, though?
>>28202017Wow. You pulled it off. Good work, peasants.
>>28202019Before. The crash lost us a single event period, in which we picked up Silvertongue, met the ducks and got hit by trolls.Just now, I picked up Silvertongue, met the ducks, and the trolls stayed the fuck out. Guess they knew what Barathos would do to them.And then Orlgard came back with three more weaponthanes.
>>28202081Excellent. Looks like we're set for a good year so far. Now all that remains is to allocate magic and read the omens.
>>28202081Thus ends our second year in Dragon Pass. Our tribe saw great success these past two years, and with our new understanding of the gods and our new defenses I am certain that this next year will be yet better.Page ten. I'll be back tomorrow with another round with the Fimbulvetr. I'll announce when the thread goes up in the QTG at least, and on the twitter for my other handle: WatashiwaOnline.Thanks for participating everyone.
>>28202106Oh, you want to see the omens? Fine.Elmaladti is our pointman again seems.