My people, hearken to me! As it is again the sacred time, we tell the history of our clan in accordance with ancient tradition.In the last two years we were informed that our clan must form a tribe. In preparation for this destiny, we have begun reaching out to our neighbors. Already we have allied with the Gorinds, the Lonisi and the Old Owls. Additionally, we began receiving tribute from the Greydogs, and completed the heroquest Lhankor Mhy Finds the Truth.In the years to come, we continue to prepare for tribe-making by forming alliances with the Mule Deers and Tree Brothers, and by performing The Making of the Storm Tribe heroquest, after learning its details of course.
IT'S THAT TIME AGAIN
My apologies for the late start had some real fun times at work.Fair warning I'm going to the Xbone midnight launch to pick up Zelda. No matter what we'll do two years in this thread though.Here's the magic for the year. I'll start Sea season by exploring the tula, so give me an action for Sea 2.
I take it back, we're starting the year finishing the treasure buying mission we sent off at the end of the last thread. The Scarf of Seven Runes is a most excellent and worthy purchase.
Even if Rostakos knows the proper price of a treasure, he's a shit trader. Offering a full 60 cows worth of goods gets rejected.
>>28422232>Xbone midnight launch to pick up ZeldaWhat the fuck am I reading?
>>28422232>Clan Ring with Trickster and token Vingan dykeEverything is right in the world.
WHAT THE FUCK URNALDA, YOU SAID WE WERE GOOD.>>28422353Zelda and the new XBox release the same day. Game store near my house is doing a midnight launch for the console, but is willing to sell other games like the new Zelda.>>28422390Orstalor is entirely too reasonable a Trickster, and we used to have a sane Uroxi.
>>28422449WELL, SO MUCH FOR TAKING THAT BITCH AT HER WORD.
Oh, now that's funny, we only lost one cow in the Broo uprising.Anyway, I should have said so but we've got a pretty serious problem. In the short term we're killing the Chaos scum, but in the long term we need to stop this from happening again. We can do this by:Heroquesting, which is good but will prevent us from choosing what heroquest we want this year. We'd have to choose whether to perform Elmal or Orlanth's quest.Calling Uroxi to do it, but that has a chance of not working since Uroxi are famous drunkards and troublemakers.Sacrificing to Eurmal, but that has a chance of backfiring hilariously.Sacrificing to Urox is generally a safe method, if passive.Doing nothing is also an option, if a terrible one.
Go ahead and call the Uroxi. We might want to a heroquest later.
Here's hoping we never have Chaos problems again.
>>28422449This is what happens when you disregard a Storm Bull, especially an old one. Broo worship the Goddess of Rape, their larva cannot be detected by anything other than the Chaos Sense of Storm Bull.
>>28423700Nothing. Any recommendations fro Sea 2? We'll want to finish our alliance making before we start trying to form the tribe.>>28423733Duly noted.
Then I'll continue the plan from the last thread and send another envoy to the Tree Brothers.
No change to their feelings.
A wounded Uroxi appears in the tula, asking for assistance. What do we tell him?
>>284240902. Alert time.
>>284240903 b/c all this chaos man
Way too much chaos in this place for my liking. How many people do we send along to smack down on Chaos?
>>28424215ALL OF THEM
>>28424215Leika's really pretty <3numbers eh... 10 and 5?
I've heard good things about swarming Chaos.>>28424256You should have seen Onelisin before her second age portrait. Such a waste.
One thane down.
I'm going to readjust our land use so that we're not starving our cows. Give me another action for Fire season.
At the same time, the Vostangi attack.
And are driven off. Captured horses and auxiliaries.Have I mentioned how much I love not see any injuries on our side?
Nine prisoners. What do we do with them?
>>28424397Slaughter the cursed Vostangi.Damn chaos worshippers probably put that next on our tula.
>>28424397ehhh maybe free them and be nice to them b/c we want to end feuds?
>>28424419As much fun as that can be, the prisoners are worth goods. It's money for nothing.
Ransoming is my preference too.
>>28424463So is our land rebalanced for more fields and pastures?We need to make friends with the tree brothers also. Once they're friends, we can forgo the Mule Deer if they're a long planning clan, but if we do I request we drive them off completely.ONLY THOSE WE WISH TO HAVE IN OUR TRIBE SHALL OWN THE NORTH!
>>28424483If we have a better Bargainer we can should be able to enlist the Mule Deers, the long planning clan just has events that drive me crazy.
Hey cool, we got out of owing a favor.
Beware Greydogs bearing gifts.Wait, why the hell are we buying things from Greydogs?
I don't know, but you'd better Trickster it up.
>>28424607>Skyknight Legionnairehohohoh lets do 5 for lulz
>>28424625This, considering this year prophecies.
I swear to god, if this backfires...Crap, RL calls. Back real soon.
>>28424607Because even though we're feuding, we're not complete enemies.They're obviously sinking even lower than the usual bloody massacres and burnt steads that define a Heortling feud, though. We should crush them. If we steal enough cattle their clan will be forced to disperse and find refuge amongst others. We should sacrifice to the Earthshaker to blast their field, sacrifice to Eurmal to curse them in his twisted ways. I would even suggest sacrifice to Malia, but we can't sink that low...yet.
>>28424713Agreed here. Time to get real with what we do to these fucks.They want to raid us? That's fine. That's fair.You start using fucking spirit-spiked wine on us?Shit gets real.>>28424590Ally with them next time. Sounds like they're ready for it. That'ws the signal we used to ally with the Lonisi.>>28424529>the long planning clan just has events that drive me crazy.Examples?
Sending off to the Tree Brothers.>>28424713Except we're accepting yearly tribute from them. Eventually though, they'll neglect a payment. And then we can spend an entire year making them suffer.>>28424818A bunch of events involving trolls working in their taverns. They want you to make peace with the trolls and convince other clans to respect that peace and so on.
Meeting with Tree Brothers. Seems like they're a bunch of godless Orlanthi (what). How do we attempt diplomacy?
>>28425400#5. I get the impression that a godless Orlanthi may not be much of a romantic. If we pitch the alliance to him in terms of tangible benefits, he might be receptive to it.
>>28425439Agreed. 5.I'm surprised the strongest clan at the moment is lead by someone impious...
And then the Horse-Spawn showed up.
>>28425372An entire year? We need to drive them from the face of the earth. We have enough food laid up that we can spend the occasional half of Sea season raiding them, and we have the whole seasons of Fire, Dark, and Storm. Do this for five years in a row or so, plus sacrificing to the gods to bring ruin upon them. When they inevitably give us tribute, follow the wisdom of Orstalor and take it to fuel another raid; we shall crush them so mightily that all the other clans will simply call them idiots and weaklings for challenging us. We can get a good ten raids in a year on them. Bring in one of our more warlike allies.I would say the Gray Dogs would fear the day they made foes of us, but their very name shall be wiped off the map. Their sons and daughters shall be forever marked as outsiders in other clans; that is, if they're not (Elmal willing) all eaten by trolls when their own ancestors abandon them.
Here's someone you lot haven't seen before. Vastyr has Excellent Leadership and Very Good Combat.>>28425489I remember the first time I saw one of those videos. I laughed so hard I nearly passed out.
>>28425596None of these options scream out "WE NEED A STRONG LEADER AND MIDDLING COMBATANT TO DO SOMETHING!".I'd say try to drive them off.
Looks like you managed to pick one anyway.I've not seen this before.
>>28425684Get larger force, I'd say. His leadership skill should enable him to gather people quickly and drive them off.
>>28425700For what it's worth, there are seven ranks:HeroicRenownedExcellentVery GoodGoodFair(unlisted)With Renowned or Heroic that probably would have worked.
>>28425752Oddly enough, it wound up not mattering at all.Well, it might have mattered for one person.
>>28425752If we have lost part of our defenses (check when you're done) then we must IMMEDIATELY rebuild it.We got too many people who don't like us.
>>28425787Good catch. They got the Watch Tower. It's now back up.
Fucking Greydogs made us look bad. The second they're delinquent in their payments we're going to ruin them.How do we placate the priests who've gone to court against us?
>>28425848What does our most learned Customs guy have to say about this?
>>28425888Pretty much that the priests are upset enough to try and pull a fast one on us.
>>28425920#2.It'll directly help them to counteract the redirected Gray-dog curse.
>>28425920And if they pull a fast one on us, we find out who the fuck did it and we kill the fuck out of them.
This looks about right. What do you think?
>>2842599730 cows, and maybe 20 goods to smooth things over.
>>28426038Went over well.
>>28425997Good to go.>>28425976I agree. Our clan is too peacable. We are mighty and wealthy and spend it all on nothing. Wise words I have heard from the ring: 'Orlanth himself often chose vengeance'.We allow enemies to spit in our faces, to poison our people with cursed wine, to send Chaos beasts into our herds, all for the pittance of a tribute they pay us?I am offended.
>3720 foodI have no words.
>>28426091I think this calls for a feast!
>>28426091Yeah, we need more crotchspawns to help us with consumption. Not really.
Dark season! Time to raid the Greydo--Fuck. The how about the Jenes--Dammit.Vostangi get fucked! And yes I sent along auxiliaries.
>>28426091Gifting and feasts with clans
Wow. Much stealth. So outnumber. Very easy.We're going to plunder the fuck out of them.
>>28426138I'm just saying, we have enough food that we can raid the Gray Dogs every single season next year.But first, sacrifice to Maran Gor to blast their fields. Let them break the hard dead earth in vain, and raid them as they pray for rain.
We should graffiti their tula: Fimbultr was here. Now your cows are not.>>28426216Raiding during planting or harvest times reduces clan morale, and it cheeses off the gods. It's something that you really don't want to do for more reasons than one.
>>28426300I bet they're in cahoots with the Grey Dogs and Jenensti and Vostangi, too!
>>28426271Did Orlanth wait until Fire season, when his enemy Yelm was at his strongest, to slay him and send him screaming to the underworld?He did not. He challenged Yelm at every possible opportunity, and when he was dead, the Storm Age began.
>>28426300Sacrifice to ancestors, perhaps? Seems like we're cursed or something.
Oh hell yes. Do we want a marvelous cow breeding treasure?>>28426331The seasons didn't exist before the Great Darkness. Had Orlanth tried to raid Yelm's clan during Fire season, Ernalda would have made him sleep in the shed, king of the Storm Tribe or not.>>28426344No, there's a minor chance of a Dark season raid failing, we'd just been ludicrously lucky before.
>>28426300Fuck that. More gifts to tree brothers.Then more gifts to the mule dudes.And then we explore and find those fucking dorfs and level up our future king and other outer ring soon to be officers.THEN IT IS TRIBE TIME>>28426371Yes, yes we do.
>>28426371Never hurts to have more cattle.Does it matter if Orendal tends to it or whoever is in charge of the Chief's herds?
>>28426399meant to link >>28426344not >>28426300
What Baranthos doesn't know is that he's a placeholder.Speaking of, we should run Orlanth and Aroka again, strengthen Elusu some more.
>>28426454Do it.And can we please explore north and find dwarven allies? Or is that closed to us now cause we couldn't go inside the first time?
Elusu prepares to enter the magical realm.>>28426499Allies is a stretch. Gloranthan dwarves have a lot in common with Modrons. There are some neat events involving them though,
>>28426586>Allies is a stretch. Gloranthan dwarves have a lot in common with Modrons. There are some neat events involving them though,Can they give us gunpowder?
>>28426454>>28426586...You know what, Elusu kinda looks like Baranthos.
And like that he's back.
I always found it very amusing that Orlanthi warbands apparently think nothing of attempting to undertake a sacrificial ceremony RIGHT ON THE FIELD OF BATTLE. I wonder how one should visualize that.
>>28426686My gods, it's his son.
Did we miss an action somewhere? Whatever. New year. Here are our stats. Note that the sheep are much more spread out, aggressive logging worked wonders.>>28426674Not except through the business end, if you piss them off enough.>>28426720I imagine it's like a football game, where the teams huddle up during a match. Except if the play clock runs out, the other team can blitz.
Magic and omens for the year. General good luck is nice.I think starting off we'll explore Dwarf Valley. How about sacrificing to either Maran Gor or Humakt after?
Here's the expedition about to set off.This makes me think we ought to invest in more weaponthanes.
>>28426886>>28426926More sword arms sounds good, chief.
What's that? The Horse-Spawn captured people, who escaped and have come to us for help? What do we do?
>>28426970>over 3k food>not taking them in
>>28426970What did the ancestors do when displaced people came to them for help? Take them as family, of course!
A way to please the ancestors and spite the Horsefuckers and fix our small farmer deficit at the same time? No brainer of the year.
>>28426970Any enemy of the horsefuckers is a brother of ours'. Welcome to the family.
New thanes, four of them. I've got to find out why we can't hire a half dozen thanes whenever we want anymore.
>>28427128and why we're down to only 22.Can we hire a buncha thanes like by hiring from other clans again? We kinda need to do that. I suspect it has to do with not having populations trained in warfare.
All right clansmen: Do I sacrifice to Maran Gor or Humakt?
>>28427128Maybe you'll have more available if you check promising carls instead of just outside of the clan.
Rolled 3>>28427182Over 10 Maran Gor, under 10 Humakt, if it lands on 10 we sacrifice to Eurmal.
So decreeth the dice lords.I've been waiting to show this off, but persons of certain faiths have unique commentary when you visit a god's sacrifice screen. Here Orstalor channels Eurmal's regrets at losing the sword of Death.>>28427185No, it was like that naturally. Oh wait, I think this started after we lost our Humakti and Uroxi. Perhaps shrines to one or both would increase our ability to support thanes? Fuck I don't know.
>>28427279>No, it was like that naturally. Oh wait, I think this started after we lost our Humakti and Uroxi. Perhaps shrines to one or both would increase our ability to support thanes? Fuck I don't know.WHY DO WE NOT HAVE SHRINES TO HUMAKTI AND UROXI?!Build. Them. Now.
The Oath ritual is nowhere near as good as Humakt's other benefits.
Nothing from exploring.>>28427312Humakt and Urox are the gods, Humakti and Uroxi are their worshippers. And we HAVE a shrine to Humakt.
The Horse-Spawn are looking for their thralls. What do we tell them?
>>28427374kill the horsefuckers. Every last one of them.
>>28427333Oooh, okay. Well let's get a shrine to Urox built, see if that helps. besides, we've been having a few problems with chaos recently anyway.Let's build those, then just get tree bro's alligned with us (some more gifts) and if our guy is ready, preform the storm ritual.>>28427374I am so torn between killing them outright and just saying "Thralls? What thralls?"because we'd be being totally honest. We never saw any thralls. Just free blooded orlanthi clansmen and women.
>>28427374Don't kill them, I think it goes badly.Do 5 instead.
Little known fact: When you refuse to get off your high horse, you miss a lot of obvious things.Like sarcasm.
Oh god no, this could ruin everything. The Lonisi want us to hex the Tree Brothers.Note that, according to Baranthos, we're stronger than the strongest tribe in Dragon Pass. Sure he's biased, but suck it bookworms! We're number one!
>>28426720It's before the actual battle. The scouts know the other warband is there, they come back and say 'those guys are there and we're going to engage them'. So they take a few minutes to sacrifice a bull or a goat or something, and it's fine, because the other guys probably are doing the same. Except when they don't, it's kind of a hassle.
>>28427568On the scale of 1-10, how dishonorable is this?
>>28427568I've been saying this for years now, and yet the clan continues to go cautiously and daintily like a frightened maid to her first roll in the hay.
>>28427620We don't want to piss them off because we want to make friends with them for GRAND NORTHERN PASS TRIBE.Anyway, curse them, ask for nothing in return, give absurdly huge gift and pay reparations if we get found out.
>>28427596For Orstalor? He's legally not responsible for his actions.For the clan? Probably a 7. Since we've acknowledged that we have a Trickster, the expectation is that we're going to weaponize him. At the same time, it's the dickest of dick moves.>>28427630The Lonisi are already allied with us. We could probably turn him down and not effect relations.
Decline the offer. We aren't going to dick over guys we're trying to alliance with.
Yeah I'm going to go with >>28427721 just because I like the Great Northern Pass Tribe concept.And it looks like it was the right answer.
Time to get back to alliance making. Sent seven horses.
Not only did it boost their impression of us, we got them to owe us a favor.
>>28427891Does an alliance count as a favour?
This time it should work.
Okay, how do we try and convince these guys?>>28427933Kind of. Alliances don't work quite the same way, though you can call on them to get some of the same benefits. You can hit them up for more than one action though.
>>284280801. They said they pride themselves on generosity.
Urge to face punch rising.
>>28428166Those lousy sons of bitches.
What the hell. My game is bugged, we haven't met the dwarves yet, we shouldn't be getting their events.Anyway, the dwarves want our cow. We're quite unlikely to get another one, but I've had it happen. They do have a treasure to give in return, but it's not going to help us much.
>>28428166THOSE GODLESS HERETICS!
>>28428245Ask for it anyhow, I suppose, in case we need to trade it. This is the anti-elf treasure, right?
>>28428245They show up at random after you discover Dwarf Mine. Even if you get in, they usually just say 'now not right time for make trade. pattern say trade later'
>>28428245Insist for compensation. We were doing fine before it, and ensuring that the dwarf events will occur smoothly later on is worth the price of a treasure.
Nice, we are getting it.>>28428288We haven't found the mine yet. Only had the Dwarf Valley Discovery event.
>>28428245dorfs.... my /tg/ gut says trust them but they speak so odd>captcha: opttted AbracadabraDoes this mean we should opt for magic?
26 goods and a necklace of elf killing, made from axes.Dwarves are awesome, even when they are living robots.
>>28428342Give 'em what they want, then. Don't want to trigger the apocalypse.
So I just got sick of Tree Brother bullshit and sent another party to secure the alliance.One left.
>>28428426>3813 food, 1203 population
Raiding season. Hitting Vostangi.
>>28428426Sounds like we should just do that from now on.And yeah, bang the vostangi, why not call on an ally or favor for it to be super effective?
The raid failed. Fucking ice demons again.Some clan on the other side of the mountains has a new chief.
>>28428496Ah well, go for the Mule Deer next. Then, if our king to be is read. STORM TRIBE MAKING STORY!
>>28428504WAIT FOR TRIBAL REGALIA!
Ooh, interesting event. One of our god botherers is quite taken with a local nature spirit. How do we deal with this?A captured spirit is a treasure.
>>28428545 4 4 4
That's the lamest reason to have this event fail.
This time we hit the Greydogs. Unfortunately for them, they failed to expect the storm.
>>28428602what the hell?
Harvar takes the field. Renowned Combat.
>>28428723They missed a payment?and 2
Harvar is a one man pincer maneuver.>>28428912>sudokuVostangi of course.
Going off of the suggestion someone had earlier, I'm going to build an Urox shrine. Chaos go home.
Oh yes it's on now.#JenestniGetFucked
Vostangi in the tula. Some of them are going to be in your kid's OrlanthOs next year.
>>28429104KILL THEM ALL!
What is with this game and new events? I've never seen a full third of the combat events we've had this week.Harvar has Renowned Combat, Excellent Leadership, and Good Magic.
>>28429210Let's go for the healing magics.
That could have been bad.
I've gotten too used to not seeing any casualties.
This is how the game is going to encourage us to form a tribe.Note that Baranthos and Onelisin both suggest paying them.
>>28429334Pay them for now. We can get back what's ours later.
>>28429277Oh I thought it was a "use a combat heal" type thing! Not a "run off like a wussy baby and heal yourself" type thing. That' stupid.
>>28429334Agreed. Pay for now. Then we MUST get the Mule dudes on our side. Immediately. No more waiting, we risk the other tribes forming their own tribes.Then we need to ally with the rune ducks.
Fracking carls.>>28429390The option DID say "Retreat and use healing magic.">>28429400The trigger for the other tribes forming is our own.
>>28429404>The option DID say "Retreat and use healing magic."eyes skipped over the retreat part...
>>28429404If the carls love their cows so much then perhaps they should have gone to the Colymar instead.
I'm going to run Orlanth and Aroka again, so that we can start the tribe-making process with our chief at the helm.
>>28429426Remember, get the Mule's alliance first, then we remove the Jenestri, then ally with the Rune DucksAND THEN TRIBE TIME
>>28429441We don't have to ally everybody. You can get them in the tribe without all that mess.
>>28429450Oh okay. Then just do it then and bring them in on it.
The loss of sheep makes me nervous, it is possible to get caught in a sheep collapse because you have too many shrines. It could just be a normal decline though.
And next year, we'd damn well better explore, missing this event pisses people off.That's it for the night. Thanks for playing all, it was fun.
>>28429491How do we get more sheep?
>>28429509It happens passively. Most of the time you just let the flocks grow naturally.>>28429520The exploration omen. If you don't explore far enough from your tula, it's a hit to all three morale indicators.
>>28429546So next year is all exploring and stuff?
>>28429725At least one major exploration. Might be cool to go to Tarsh again, or Snakepipe Hollow, but that's always a risk.Maybe visiting the Grazers?
>>28429765We can go to Prax and get their help raiding the hated whatever clan, and I believe there's treasures in the Stinking Forest.
This thread is one of those things that goes bump in the night.