Faateh Dh'vannkur - Warrior. Mercenary. Houseguard. Prisoner. In the first part, you met Salaasenn, the female Lizardfolk, and reached the island, along with several others, in a begrimed barge.In the second part, you pass the gates and encounter the ritual hazing meted out on new arrivals. You, though, just walk out because Faateh is a motherfucking Orc. We meet Porya, an old hobgoblin who tells us a little about what's going on the island. What he says about the Orcs betraying the guards to help the inmates overrun the prison does sting. You then decide to go up a tower, even though you know it belongs to Bathoot, and finally claim what is to be your new home.People you know: >Bathoot Bhara'kwi: the first Orkh'un you met here. Ranks higher than you in Thruum.>Salaasenn: Nine-foot tall female Lizard. Makes everyone shit themselves. You don't know where she currently is.>Ilyusha: Elf with red and green tattoos whom you first met on the barge>Porya: Ancient, yellow hobgoblin with no hands. Knows quite a lot about the Prison>Unnamed Human: Welcomed the new arrivals, before they got pissed on and beaten. Maybe the leader of a gang. Gangs you know about:>Humans: The Nation and Uprising.>Elves and Lizards: There seem to be none>Orkh'un: They are neutral, or at least profess to be>Hobgoblins: Shorra Yellow. Yergadda Black. Surri Red. >Shorra Yellow. Words: Now We Rise. 600 members.Last two threads on sup/tg/:/archive/29107743//archive/29089977/CONTD
>>29145695A'right. Let's do this.
>>29145695Time to Orkh'un it up.
Onward, to collect materials needed for a fire for food and smithing. Today we collect all the flint we can get our hands on. As well as figure out where one goes to get some food around here. Going a day without food is not debilitating but two days will be pushing it.
>>29145737May not have time for that, yet. The gangs may still be roaming around looking for prisoners to recruit, in case anyone managed to leave the Shower without getting snatched up.>>29145695So, are these the only races present on the island? Humans, hobs, elves, orcs, and lizards?
>>29145695It is morning.Your new house on the rock jutting from the cliff-face to the south, that runs along the prison, is where you currently are. You had named it Gouged Eye Rock, Bohm'Gara Shir, as per Orkh'un custom. The night went well, you managed to get some sleep and wake up refreshed, well, you would have been had you not gone hungry for the last four days. The Orkh'un endure, that's true. But going on an empty stomach for more than five days is pushing it. Still you think it better to focus on all things that may require your attention.>the previous runes on your new home that seem to have been scratched out. >getting a weapon. You can do better than carrying about a secondhand wooden stick >getting food, you have an entire day to focus on the other things>searching for Salaasenn. Not that you care about her, but you do feel responsible for her. A little.>something else.Pick one.
>>29145747>Humans, hobs, elves, orcs, and lizardsThose races are all you've seen on the prison, yes.
>>29145753>the previous runes on your new home that seem to have been scratched out.Investigate and then apply our own runes!
>>29145753>the previous runes on your new home that seem to have been scratched out. >getting a weapon. You can do better than carrying about a secondhand wooden stick >getting food, you have an entire day to focus on the other thingsThe lizard can take care of herself.
>>29145778Pick one.But that's the order I had in mind as well.
>>29145753In order of time, effort, and complexity:Mark our dwelling with the rune name we came up with last night. Investigate the old Runes. Find Salaasenn and food. Both are likely to be at the same place given that food is needed by all and all go to the easiest place to find food.Those are the actions I say we should take and the order we should do so. Looking for flint as we go along so that we can light a fire back at our dwelling
Additionally we should be on the lookout for long reeds or spare rags or clothing. We might be able to fashion a bag are basket for additional carrying capacity,
>>29145769>>29145778>the previous runes on your new home that seem to have been scratched out.The scratched out Orkh'un runes on the wall facing the front door seem like a bad omen. Homes in your country are passed down from generation to generation. The same runes may remain carved for decades or centuries.But your people here seem a bit - eccentric. After all, you hadn't heard of Orkh'un mutinies before you came here either.From what you can make out, the runes seem to be an entreaty to Nysra-Shonzuhr, the Orkh'un goddess of life and death. Anyway, for now, you decide to paint your own runes over the wall. Blue would be auspicious enough. You decide to head out and open the door, and... see two Orkh'un standing below, on the ground, staring at you.You >climb down and approach them>ignore them, you'll be meeting plenty in the prison. Gotta get that ink.>go back inside and wait until they leave
>>29145839>climb down and approach themThe "former" occupants?
>>29145839We must meet them and test our Thruum against them.
>>29145839>>29145849Also, check out their Thruum, I guess.That seems to be the given whenever Orkh'un meet face to face?
>>29145860But we must be the one to initiate it. It will strengthen our Thruum. or so I think, could be wrong.Captcha: affect yeeeeti The hell?
>>29145879I don't think it's a thing that's initiated? It's like....dogs sniffing each other's butts. It doesn't matter who started it since we're both going to do it anyway.
>>29145839Don't climb down leap down, it would be cooler and more intimidating.
>>29145849>>29145856>>29145860It's better to meet them. You'd have to match Thruum with sometime anyway.For a brief moment you wonder if the house belongs to then. But it is too small for two occupants, and you doubt they would have let you spend the night in their own home. You jump down onto the ground, the cudgel is with you. One of them carries traditional Orkh'un swords with him. You are reminded of your own two swords, Khargimm and Zurral, named after your sons. There is no weapon that brings about as much awe and terror as Orkh'un steel. It is certainly not the best, you have seen enough Orkh'un blades shatter on Dwarven armor and weaponry to know better. But as the saying goes, "Even a blind man notices an Orkh'un blade.".It is time to begin the Thruum. The three of you start pacing together."Faateh Dhvann'kur.""We know, Bathoot told us. Sangha Sharr'kur.", says the leaner one who carries the swords."Rakshirr Rokharri" says the other, it seems more than one mouth spoke at once.CONTD
>>29145916This will certainly take more time than it did with Bathoot. Thruum's have been known to last an hour or more, when a rank becomes hard to establish.You stare at Sangha Sharr'kur.>Sangha Sharr'kur. Sharr'kur: Lizard foe. He certainly has gained that name after coming that to the presence, his eyes still wary of being challenged about that surname. It also means he didn't fight any significant war for the previous surname to stick. >Few fresh scars. He's good. >Traditional swords. Those would have been hard to get.He carries a little more Thruum than you, not enough to make a difference, but his eyes tell you that he considers himself above you. Getting your own set of steel would sort that shit out.2/3
>>29145961Now you glare at Rakshirr Rokharri. >Rakshirr Rokharri. Rokharri: Manhunter. He's a bounty hunter. Certainly lower than a soldier.>His indignant demeanor tells you that he knows he has a rather inconsequential surname despite having killed many.>His skill hasn't been tested here, in the prison.You are definitely above him.Rakshirr doesn't look too pleased, Sangha doesn't betray any emotions."What did you come here for?", you ask tersely off Rakshirr."Came to look at new arrival. Not always do we get an Orkh'un brother." Sangha replies, an arm resting on his swords."And now what?""Bathoot asks for you. Says we better feed you before you shrivel up into a resin." Rakhsirr grunts at that, but doesn't meet your gaze."There was also talk of giving you weapon more - appropriate for an Orkh'un to carry." Sangha turns his back to you and heads off before you can say anything. Rakshirr follows him.You now>decide to head out and meet Bathoot. That fucker probably wants something from you, but it's about time you had something to eat>Fuck him, get your runes done.>go after Sangha and Rakshirr>something else
I know I'm taking too long to make a post. Sorry about that.
>>29146010Get our runes done, then go out to me Bathoot.Also, can we eventually upgrade our surname to something more bad-ass?
>>29145916>your own two swords . . . named after your sonsOh god, my heart.... we're a good father, I hope.>>29145961>He certainly has gained that name after coming that to the presenceDid you mean to say "coming WITH that presence"?>>29146010>Follow Sangha and RakshirrWe might as well get ask them more about the island as well.>>29146015It's fine, it's fine. It's not even that long, for the amount that you wrote.
>>29146010We will not follow along with this traitor nor take his cursed steel. We will forage for our own food and weapons. We shall go and find food and rune marking material.>>29146015No worries. Again if you feel like it will take a bit just give a short post before hand. It will help alleviate that guilt you are feeling.>>29146022I will not conspire under the house of a traitor Orkh'un!
>>29146022That's only if we kill something more dangerous, lizards, trolls, more dwarves (though we havent seen any dwarves yet, so its doubtful their kept here).
>>29146010>Fuck him, get your runes done.We need to mark our territory.>>29146015Don't be sorry ma, it's quality material. I'll wait half hour for a single post.
>>29146022>Also, can we eventually upgrade our surname to something more bad-ass?No. The names aren't taken, they are earned. They are given to you by another Orkh'un who witness your feat.An Orkh'un who uses a made up name would be outed during the Thruum.
>>29146032>I will not conspire under the house of a traitor Orkh'un!They're not necessarily traitors. All we know about what happened came from a hobgoblin. It'd be fine to listen to their side of the story first, right?
>>29146039Better than than to later learn that they were not actually traitors in the first place. Wouldn't want to look like a presumptuous person.
>>29146038Also, do all orkh'un surnames have to do with killing? Or are there ones that refer to great feats of strength or skill? I am very interested in the culture you've built here.
>>29145961>presence*to the prison>>29146022>>29146027>>29146032>>291460373 votes for rune making. Post coming up.
>>29146061Let's not necessarily be rude about brushing them off, though. Just tell them that we have personal business to account for first and that we can take care of ourselves in the mean time.
>>29146067Don't be weak. We are Orkh'un and we do what we want, when we want to.
We learned the fact of the Orkh'un guards who once tended the prison turned away from their Duty. I am distrustful of Bathoot, for he and his underlings are to well armed to not be former Guards. If we are to meet with Bathoot I would like for us to try and dig at his past and his present here in the prison.
>>29146086Isn't this how we ended in jail? Or did we want to come here?
>>29146054It's not just about kill count, as you can see in Rakshirr's case. Bathoot, Sangha, and Faateh are all soldiers, although Bathoot killed more than either Sangha or us.>>29146061I'm curious, though. Does an orc's surname only change if they've done something more impressive? For example, the lizardfolk are definitely quite dangerous, but would an orc like Sangha have his name changed if he killed hobgoblins with a kill count that could rival Bathoot's? Or does the lizard killings take precedence in this case?>>29146086It's about respect, anon, not weakness. We do not know yet for sure whether or not the orcs of this island deserve our displeasure.>>29146095The nobleman's son disrespected us.
>>29146061Bathoot can wait. There was something that doesn't feel right about those scratched out runes, and you feel that it would be best to make your own markings as soon as possible.(I mentioned that Faateh wanted to do the runes in blue, it would have been better to ask you guys first. If anyone has any objections please let me know, I'll retcon that.)So, know you need blue dye. A pity none of the hobbs, elves or humans bleed blue. You remember that Hobbs painted their houses in red, yellow or black depending on which gang, and consequently which skin color, there belonged to. But you don't remember seeing any blue. Still, it wouldn't hurt to look for it there. Maybe that old one, Porya, has some. His room was full of poultices and herbs.You also know that the Elves love those tattoos, you've seen plenty covered head to toe in them. Maybe it would be easier if you asked one. Maybe Ilyusha, if you came across him.>you head to one of the Hobgoblin districts (specify if you want to see Porya)>You head to the Elven district (specify if you want to look for Ilyusha)>Any other thing you might want to do
>>29146095>>29146097Disrespected our strength and lost a duel he pushe us into.
>>29146097Alright. We can respect them for now but I don't like Sanghas shifty eyes.
>>29146103We shall head our own way, we do not want to be in debt to anyone in our search for blue(A fine color) and we can look for food and get a lay of the land through our own eyes. It would be the best to walk the land ourselves.
>>29146054>>29146097You do not need a surname. Another Orkh'un can tell if you have achieved something great. Not telepathy but comes damn close to it.>I am very interested in the culture you've built hereWait until I get into the mythos.
>>29146097You misunderstood my question, I want to now if killing something is the only way to get a surname, or if, say, we ripped a massive oak from the ground to use as a bridge, or something, and another orkh'un was completely impressed so he gave us a surname? What say you, OP? Is killing the only way to get a surname?>>29146103
>>29146091We'll probably learn stuff like that as we try to figure out how this prison came under the control of the prisoners.>>29146103No problem with the dye.Which would be safer to go to now. The elves aren't organized, but they might be wary of meeting a stranger. The hobgoblins just finished with the washing, but they could still be in a frenzy.Eh. Let's go see Porya. He's a doctor, I think (despite his lack of hands), so he'd be handy as a contact.
>>29146103Let's go see porya. Does the colour of a rune mean anything? If not I'm cool with blue or green.
>>29146137Blue is apparently "auspicious", so colors probably have meanings.
I am once again the discordant thought. Ah well I shall at least help try and fill the gaps of our wants and needs during our stay here in prison.
>>29146121WE SHALL ASCERTAIN WHETHER OR NOT THESE ORKH'UN ARE CURS WITH OUR OWN EYES!>>29146163Well, really, we have no reason to go off on our own now. With the climate in this prison, that would be foolhardy.
>>29146176We are Orkh'un, they will allow us passage or we shall do to them what we did to the former owner of the whacking stick we hold.
>>29146132Yes, participation in wars and feats that involve violence are the only criteria. The Orkh'un are a martial society, martial skill is what they respect.>>29146144Blue is the color of the god that Faateh follows. Others can be used as well.>>29146135>>29146137>>29146129You don't like the idea of owing favors to anyone, especially not Elves or Hobgoblins. But, you're new here, and don't really have an idea of where to find dyes.You decide to head out for Porya's home, west of Bathoot's tower.The streets and alleys do have men on them now, they wore a deserted look during the Shower. You feel looks of awe and unease on you. Orkh'un have a powerful presence. You notice that many on the streets, the majority of them humans, have amputated arms. Quite a few lack fingers too.They all seem to be heading eastwards, that is opposite of where the gates to the prison lie. For the time being though, your focus is on getting the dye.You head to Porya's building."Hey, orc! This Shorra territory." you hear a voice behind you."I am here to see Porya." you say, without turning back or waiting for a reply.You head up and see Porya, yesterday's pungent odor welcoming you again, fiddling with bandages on his arm-stumps with his mouth.You>get straight to the point and get out. Hobbs aren't the kind of people you want to socialize with>ask about something else first>You are a motherfucking Orc, look among the shelves and bottles yourself.
Need to go afk for a some time, be back in 15 minutes.
>>29146225>Ask him about what he does; with stumps like that, it must not be easy for him to workI'm kinda curious myself.
>>29146225>>29146254I too share the curiosity about how he mixes his potions and would like to phrase the question like this. "How does one with no hands work with dies and potions, could you demonstrate your skill by mixing a blue dies?"
>>29146270Eh. Let's be blunt about wanting the blue dye. Being cagey like that doesn't suit our demeanor so far.
>>29146225>You are a motherfucking Orc, look among the shelves and bottles yourself.Where you keep the rune die in this shack? You never know when being friends with an Orkh'un can help Porya.
>>29146331Porya (or at least, his home) is under the protection of a gang. Specifically, Sorra Yellow.He hasn't done anything to deserve such a rude guest, so I see no reason why we should mess up his home.
>>29146307"I want blue die, make some for me. I want to see how you can work with no hands." Better?
>>29146338Fuck the gang, we already marched through their territory and it's not rude to look at the wares of a shop.
>>29146225>>29146344We don't necessarily need to connect the two, you know.Just start it off as an ice breaker.>How do you work without hands?"Then after he replies, we can tell him that the reason we came to his place was to ask for blue dye.
>>29146370It's not a shop, it's his workshop, and just rifling through his things without so much as a word is in fact rude.
>>29146370The orcs are afforded the trust of all the other gangs BECAUSE they CAN be trusted.Orcs are not like the rabble who throw their weight around everywhere. We're disciplined soldiers. We carry ourselves with respect.
>>29146254>>29146270>>29146307>>29146331>>29146338>>29146344>>29146370>>29146383Sorry, for the wait. Update coming.
>>29146410Oh, cool.How long do you usually wait before you start writing out the next update anyway?
>>29146419After a majority vote on the course of action asked for last post by the OP is decided on will mean an update on the quest. Don't stress about time limits.
You look at the pitiable bundle of skin and bones before, his toothless gums showing in that stupid smile of his."Hobgoblin, I need some blue dye. You got any in one of those containers?""Ah, bluuue, one color no one use before. Master Orc, coming up with another clan, perhaps Porya will join him, though to old to change skincolor now", he says with a cackle while making stabbing motions with his stumps. You know that Hobgoblins's hide changes color by itself to that of the leader in whose proximity they stay. The gangmembers of Red, Yellow and Black look the part."Yes, I always was a hobb at heart.""This is Orc funny. Very very funny. Porya gets funny Orc some blue dye."You watch as he hobbles over to a corner, gets a clay cask, holding it by the neck between to toes. Porya comes back onto the mat where he was sitting, picks up a few dark green leaves with red veins and puts them onto the mortar. "Only have dried powder of Bua-Bua leaves. Good for stones in the kidney that make you squeal like bleeding piglet when pissing." He says as he proceeds to drop the contents of the cask, a blue powder, over the leaves and packs them into a small pouch, all with his feet."Just spit and you have nice blue. Very very nice blue.""I'll remember you for this.""Porya make sure master Orc remembers.", he says with another mad cackle.You pick up the pouch and:>decide to head out>talk to Porya about something
>>29146419It usually takes me eight minutes between updates. By then I have around three to five votes. This one took longer because of:>>29146233
>>29146542>Ask him again about the lizardfolkJust what DO they do with the lizardfolk in this island?He's more receptive this time. Maybe he'll actually answer it. Or, at least, point us in the right direction.
>>29146542Ask about food and what the other gangs do for getting things to eat.
>>29146542Head home and finish the runes. We didn't ignore Bathoot to talk to a hobb.
>>29146567>>29146588"I think I'll recruit some Lizards, can't seem to find them though.""No one tell Master Orc about Lizards? Porya just like everyone then", he says while rubbing his pelvis back and forth over the floor."What about food then, what does your lot do for food?""We earlier liked to fish in the sea. No, we still do. We fish. We hunt animals and we loot newcomer ships. Everyone say the new one brought salted lamb. Hobbs only allowed to fish. Elves got control over hunting. You want food? You got to mess and get your food."Hmm, it seems the gang leaders handle the food distribution inside the prison with different gangs having a monopoly on how it's procured.>ask something else>head out
>>29146679>"I think I'll recruit some Lizards, can't seem to find them though."Is our character actually considering making a gang, or is he just humorying Porya?Anyway, let's head out.We don't need to rush home, though. Let's check out the tower.
>>29146679Thanks. Head home finish runes then go get some food and weapons from bathoot.
>>29146679Interesting, well looks like this thought pattern will be at odds with the elves should it continue to advocate for hunting of our own food. But yes, let us head home and apply the paint and make our runes. We are NOT going to just take the food and tainted steel from Bathoot. The Orkh'un Traitor must prove worthy first.
>>29146702>>29146714>>29146735>Is our character actually considering making a gang, or is he just humorying Porya?It's the latter of course.----------------------------------------------------You decide to head out, Porya continues to rub his arse back and forth over the floor. Maybe because he can't use his hands to itch.The Hobbs on the street, all of whom keep staring at you until you reach the last of the buildings marked with the yellow signage. Before you lies the tower. Under it stands Bathoot. His eyes are on you. Anger is what's on his face.>You approach him, he's some meters away>Call out to him (would be considered rude)>Ignore him and head home
>>29146770>Approach himLet's see what happened.
>>29146770Oh. Snap. Better go see what them glares are about.
>>29146782>>29146777Guys, we made him wait. What do you think he's mad about?
>>29146770>Ignore him and head home
>>29146770Ohhh, he mad we stood him up. Princess not used to proper Orkh'un anymore? we go and meet with each other when they feel like it. If he did not want to come see us this morning it was not important. What was not important enough that morning is not important enough now either.Walk past him.
>>29146770Ignore!If we make him lose it, and yell/call out to us, his Thruum will be lowered
>>29146819W-what....that's not what Thruum is.>>29146770Go approach him.
>>29146819That's not what Thruum is. Rather, ignoring him would be us going against what Thruum is.>>29146812We have to acknowledge that he does rank higher than us. Give him the respect that he is due.And I think you're confusing the orcs in this setting for those of another. Apparently, the race is more rigid and disciplined here.
I have already said to ignore the Orkh'un Traitor. He can speak to our backs. Sending minions when he should have come to get us. He is most assuredly one of the former guards of the prison.
>>29146830>>29146850You two are some patronizing niggers. I hope you and all your loved ones(prob none) got cancer for xmas>>29146770>Ignore him and head home
>>29146862Indeed. I'm starting to think he treats that tower like a perch.
>>29146862We don't know if these orcs are real traitors yet. All we know is just hearsay from a Porya.
>>29146872Porya is a name, he is a Yellow Hobb.
>>29146770>You approach him, he's some meters away
>>29146770Ignore him and head home>Have to get those runes up and running
>>29146869Oh wow, anon. Why are you so pissed off?
Okay. Someone is definitely samefagging here. Just look at this sudden rush in activity.
>>29146869Take a breath, relax. All things will be cleared up soon enough. Once we learn what there is to learn we can make the correct decision for how to deal with Bathoot.
>>29146904I like to lurk, and I don't vote if things go how I want them, however I noticed a bunch of ignore votes so decided to vote this time.
>>29146777>>29146782>>29146808>>29146812>>29146810>>29146812>3 for - 2 againstNot good. You knew Bathoot had asked for you, you just didn't expect him to be standing right there actually waiting for you to come. You find it hilarious though, would have laughed it hadn't been for an angry Orkh'un trying to stare you down.Still, you decide to go talk to him. It wouldn't be prudent to piss off one of the few Orkh'un you know in an island where you are trapped with a thousand other scum.But you didn't slaughter Dwarves for ten years to be lectured like a fucking child."Bhara'kwi, I didn't know you were waiting here. Had it been important, I thought, you would have come here yourself.""Who do you fucking take me for, you shit? You think you are fine with that fucking stick you carry? Then so be it. You aren't getting any fucking weapon from me.", he waits for a moment fuming, but as you begin to come up with a reply, he cuts you off, "You ain't getting food either. You want that shit go with Rakshirr and Sangha, and do guard duty in the mines.""Batho-""Don't.", he says, pointing a finger, "You think this is a joke don't you? Do what you're told, or I'll make you a fucking stone digger next."You do what?
>>29146941can you count?choo-choo, everyone get on the railroad
>>29146941Well, no need to piss him off further.>"Is that all?"If he's got nothing else to say, we'll go ahead and leave.
>>29146941Damn right I didn't spend 10 years murdering to be talked down to like this.Club this bitch. Repeatedly.
>>29146964This, then we leave and do our own shit, this guys a prick.
>>29146960Yea, I'm afraid, that is how it looks. my bad. But I doubt that's what players will choose that now. But it's cool if they do. We can be the badass Orc either way.
>>29146941And thus we know he was a guard and his traitorous steel is to be melted down when possible. We walk home and apply our mark to our home.>>29146960I think I have been clear enough when I have voted and when I am trying to influence others to switch to my vote. He counted correctly.
>>29146982Not sure its a smart idea considering we are fairly hungry and this guy is supposedly higher rank than us.
>>29146941>>29146988Mm.>>29146994How do we know he's a guard? Not that it matters in terms of whether or not the guard actually turned traitorous on the prison.
>>29146979Oh look! They did not agree with me. Must be samefags.
>>29146960>>29146994Oh, wait, you were referring to the votes. No, I just picked up all the votes that were there before I started writing, did I miss any?>>29146990
Rolled 48>>29146997Who gave him that name? One of the other traitors? Fuck. Him. Club. Face.
>>29147016I'll continue with the update, if everyone feels that I was fair when it came to votecounting. Otherwise I'll go back and redo the update.
>>29146994>acts superior>can't even into mathjust die!
>>29147018We sensed it from him. It's impossible to fake a name to seem more intimidating.
>>29147026Just go ahead.
>>29147026OP in situations like this you need to be assertive. You made your decision, as long as it doesn't completely fuck us up, you should stick with it, and if you feel you really need to, you can start taking polls where the number they vote for and the link is all that's posted, but those really start to slow quests down, unless only used for vital decisions.
>>29147026>>29147059This.I think you caught on to some trolls in this thread. Probably from the little drama the other day in the QTG.
>>29147031Not anymore. What self respecting Orkh'un would wait like a puppy after sending an invite out via lackeys? We nearly laughed at him for it.
>>29147004His insistence on ordering us around as well as his weapons he "owns".I am sorry, we are doing what now?>>29147030I am sorry if I have offended you. I know that I had made my opinion known twice last vote. Three others asked for a direct confrontation instead of walking away. I can take this to mean you where the other who shared my idea of walking away. I am happy enough that my words ended up being spoken. This is the last of itm please let the subject drop.
>>29147084>His insistence on ordering us around as well as his weapons he "owns".That just means he's the head of the orc group?>I am sorry, we are doing what now?What?>>29147079How do you know that's not what an Orkh'un does? Rather, isn't it perfectly in keeping with Thruum? It displays his influence, and thus, his power on the island.
Guys, this orkh'un has grown lazy and indignant due to his time leading in prison, he is no longer a true orkh'un, we need to show him what real men are made of.
>>29147068QTG is not my scene. I just dislike being called a samefag just for not agreeing with niggers like you. And pointing out obvious wrong counts turning shit into the Fedoratrain. You act like you and your likes only are the only ones allowed in this thread.Op's writing is cool though, that is why I've been here since thread 1
>>29147102See, we don't know if that's how an orkh'un acts because we aren't aware enough on their culture, OP can you give us the MC's opinion on the matter?
>>29147102I just saw that someone wanted to attack him. We are not yet ready to fight with only a pitiful whacking stick.On the gripping hand it would be for an interesting story. So I am all for it. Lets do it. We can learn from the fight banter about his past as we get beaten within inches of our life and left to recover at the mercy of the inmates.
>>29147125I'm not complaining that you had a different opinion than me. I'm just pointing out that, as this thread has been averaging 2 or 3 votes per decision point, for that last decision to have suddenly gotten a number of votes for a decision that would have gotten us into trouble? That's the sort of thing that trolls brag about doing in the QTG.
>>29147018Trollbane is a name that he definitely received in a war.>>29146964>>29146982>>29146988>>29146994>>29147079>>29147084You don't care if he screwed a bunch of Trolls in some shitty swamp. He doesn't get to pull this bullshit.If need be you'll beat him down with this piece of wood, but now is not the time.You turn your back to him and start walking away. You feel a slight tug, respect and deference is what needs to be shown to elders with high Thruum, but that doesn't even begin to compare with the rage you now feel.Fuck Bathoot, and fuck all his lackeys. You were and are your own man. You aren't going to kowtow for a piece of meat. You'll hunt down your fucking food yourself.You reach Gouge Eye Rock, get inside and start making the rune for Bohm'Gara Shir. It is now you allow yourself to calm down a little.You go to the other room and sit down. You don't know if you'll be facing retribution. Orkh'un laws are strict when it comes to feuding amongst your people. But you don't know how depraved the Orcs here are.What is your next course of action?
>>29147199Go hunt for food
>>29147199>>29147216The hunting grounds apparently belong to the elves and fishing to the hobgoblins. If we're to look for food, we'll need to be careful.
>>29147199>Scout/huntFor food and Salaasenn
>>29147199Search for food and the means by wich to cook and prepare the food. Flint(Once again) is the order of the day. Knives can be made from Flint to be used on the meat we catch as well as a shiv if needed.I have to go get food myself. I don't think I will be back by the time the thread ends so i look forward to seeing how things turn out. Discordant thought retires for the night.
>>29147199Oh hey. What time in the day is it now?
>>29147199What are the ork-Gods like in this setting?
>>29147292>Angry, Angry about Elves!
>>29147216>>29147232>>29147243>>29147246>>29147259The sun is out and about, but you still have some time before noon.No wars are won on an empty stomach. You decide to get yourself some food by yourself. But there are some problems, first, you lack any weapon to hunt with. Second, you don't even know what fauna resides on this island. You recall that you didn't see any wildlife in the trees on your journey from the shore to the prison complex. Third, you don't know how the Elves will respond.What now?
>>29147199Well maybe we weren't entirely jesting when we told Porya about starting own gang. First things first. Weapons and food. Fishing, hunting, offering protection in exchange for food maybe?
>>29147321Meditate, pray to our Gods for guidance.I always wanted to play an orcish paladin
>>29147292>>29147338>What are the ork-Gods like in this setting?Awesome, in my humble opinion. They're my favorite pantheon among those of all the races.The god Faateh follows is Bohm Garaash: Chained Traveller. He is whom you pray for endurance.
>>29147338Hey, if this would actually do something, I'm down.>>29147321We're an orkh'un are we not, we use are bare hands to hunt.
>>29147321That elf, the one that we met on the ship. Perhaps we can use him as leverage to make a deal of sorts with the elves?The elves aren't organized into any group, so they might have some problems that an enterprising orc such as ourselves could help with.....in exchange for....hunting rights?
>>29147376>That elf, the one that we met on the ship. Perhaps we can use him as leverage to make a deal of sorts with the elves?What I meant here was that, since he saw that we were willing to deal with Salaasenn ourselves back on the ship, he'd be proof that we're pretty tough.
>>29147399On that note>>29147321Thruum doesn't necessarily dictate how strong an orc is, right? Just what he's accomplished?
>>29147323>>29147338>>29147362>>29147376You decide to meditate for a while. You are in dangerous territory, where you perhaps can't even trust your own people. To clear your head and think of the choices you have before you.You think of Bohm Garaash; the Chained Walker, the Eternal Pilgrim, whose blood from bleeding feet continues to envelop the Spirit Realm's earth. You ask him for guidance. You have hunted animals barehanded before, but you don't even know what manner beasts you may encounter here. A cracked cudgel perhaps may not be enough.You may hire yourselves out to one of the gang leaders. But serving someone who is the chief of the scum residing here is not particularly appealing.You think of the elf, Ilyusha, he seemed amiable enough. A bit too snarky perhaps, but he could get you in contact with the people who matter in his tribe. What is your next course of action?
>>29147407Thruum almost always is an accurate indicator of fighting prowess. It perhaps first emerged as an alternative to resolving situations with violence.
>>29147498Find the elf and or the lizard.
>>29147498>You think of the elf, Ilyusha, he seemed amiable enough. A bit too snarky perhaps, but he could get you in contact with the people who matter in his tribe.Let's go ahead with this.>>29147536Maybe the elves would even know what's being done with the lizards.
>>29147498>the elf, IlyushaWe should try and find him. He was uppity, but also not afraid to stand up against existing authorities. This pleases me.
>>29147536>>29147548>>29147549The elf it is.
You decide to go, meet Ilyusha. Perhaps he'll may tell you about the Lizards too.As you go out, you take another look at the runes. The blue is coming out nicely. Maybe the rune will luck start working in your favor now. The Elven district is nearby, just across the open space that is around Gouged Eye Rock. As you head there, you can't help but notice all the strings that run between buildings and across this streets with colorful flags on them. You head into a narrow alley looking for someone from whom you may ask Ilyusha's whereabouts.And just as you emerge from the alley into a narrow, empty street, you see a reptilian tail for a brief moment before it vanishes into another alley connected to the street.You>go after what you saw>ignore it for now, look around for someone to talk to>enter a nearby building >something else
>>29147631>go after what you sawOkay, I'm seriously curious about what's going on with these things.I'd be freaked out the most if the lizards were being drugged and chopped up.[/spoiler[
>>29147631Go after it.Obvious plothook is obvious.
>>29147631>you can't help but notice all the strings that run between buildingscomm lines...>go after what you saw
>>29147631>>go after what you sawFuck elves.
>>29147652Gaaaaaaaaaay.Although, since we're an orc......I guess it'd be inevitable......on the other hand.....we're married.
>>29147651That or they're just being used to hang the flags. Banners?Magic is apparently supposed to be rare. 'Course, it could just be a part of the island's infrastructure, set up by the people who came before.
>>29147686You ever tried pulling a string attached to something? iIt kinda is communicating, warning, alerting someone.did i say phonelines? no
>>29147701Are you being.....testy? I wasn't trying to offend you, anon.
>>29147637>>29147648Sorry, I'm a first time qm. Still got a lot to learn>>29147651>>29147652You go after the Lizard. You take keep the cudgel ready in your right hand, just in case, as you follow it into the alley. And there it is, crouched down, and facing you.Without preamble or warning it lunges.Combat time.The rules follow in the next post.
>>29147727My Heart beats to the rythm of ThruumAlso these lizards are supposed to regenerate, right?>capture lizard>chain it>eat legs>repeat
>>29147727Oh man, aim for the snout! Or was that for sharkpeople?
>>29147761That might even be happening already! Dadun!
>>29147727>There will be a single attribute in play, Fighting Prowess, or FP. >It indicates the bonus you get while attacking as well as gives your HP. Meaning someone with FP with 35, has a health pool of 35 too.>Faateh's FP is 65. That gives him a bonus of 15 (calculated by FP minus 50). You have a cudgel, that increases your bonus to 20.>The Lizard's FP is 65 as well. >Roll a 1d50, the bonus gets added to it. That's the damage you do to its HP.Shall we begin?
Rolled 2 + 20>>29147778captcha:stop captyl
Rolled 40>>29147778So, 4 rolls?
Rolled 5>>29147778lets roll
Rolled 9>>29147778Rolling thunder!
>>29147790For us, it's actually +15.>>29147778>>29147792We don't need to add the modifier, right?
>>29147792>>29147790I was waiting for doubts or questions. But I'll count those. Best of four, yes.
>>29147790>>29147804Oops, my mistake. Never mind what I said.>>29147805Well then.
>>29147805Can we attempt a capture of the lizard? Can we increase our fighting prowess? Is it directly related to our thuum? Would you like us to accompany our rolls with actions, such as "step aside and hammerfist down" or "uppercut"?
Rolled 15 + 15>>29147792>Before the Lizard gets within two feet of you, your reflexes kick in. The same reflexes that stopped your face from getting perforated by Dwarven pikemen.>Your hand brings down the cudgel on its snout just below its eye ridge. You feel the jarring as the cudgel splinters at the impact.>Fuck it, you'll use your fists. "Fists of Rock, Nerves of Steel", you mutter as the Lizard gets back and tries to take a bit off you.
Rolled 40 + 15>>29147852>Lizard: HP 5 Bonus 15>Faateh: HP 35 Bonus 20Time for an attack. The Lizard won't die though, if it HP reaches 0.
Rolled 4>>29147864Rolling again.
>>29147864Shit, discount that roll. Sorry.
Rolled 38 + 20>>29147864
>>29147864>>29147852Is the cudgel broken? Doesn't that mean our +5 bonus from it is gone?
Rolled 30 + 20>>29147864
>>29147869>>29147879>>29147895>>29147897>>29147898>Doesn't that mean our +5 bonus from it is goneTrue, my bad. Still enough to ko.---------------------------------------------You dodge its maw, but the Lizard twists like a fish in water, and strike you in the chest with its tail. A grunt escapes you. As you circle around, you notice that it is of darker hue than Salaasenn, and smaller, leaner. Distractions.You leap at it, grabbing the neck, and bringing down the head crashing on the ground with a loud thud. You punch it in the face for good measure. Regenerative abilities or not, it's not getting up any time soon."Oi! The ugly one's took it down, fuck!", comes a shout from one of the rooftops.>What do you do?
>>29147935Protect the lizard and ask whats going on.
Rolled 16 + 20>>29147935>drag it home>punch it every 100 yards so it won't wake up>rip off it's legs>eat >profit
>>29147935Look who is shouting, ask what importance is the lizard to them.
>>29147935>>29147941Let's stand by it for now and wait until those people have arrived.Let's see if they can't give us any answers.
>>29147935"Who you calling ugly, elf?"
>>29147950>>29147941>>29147935Nah, just sit on it.If it tries to move hit it and snarl.
>>29147935Call him a Peegruba.
>>29147941>>29147944>>29147949>>29147950>>29147954You don't really feel too protective of the Lizard right now, and you certainly do not want your back to it. But, you don't really want the Elves to chop it up into pieces either.You maintain a safe distance from the Lizard, and look at the rooftop from where the shout came.No need, it seems there were a shitload of people in the buildings and they are all coming out on the street."The fuck is wrong with you? That things was just passing through here. Now when it wakes up, who do you think it's gonna eat?"These elves certainly do not look the epitome of grace that these people are made out to be, they all look rather emaciated and wretched."Maybe we should just cut off its head, no one needs to know." Another elf says worriedly."Yea, and Artem will have you sing the Thirteen Ballads as he carves out your balls."What do you say to them?
>>29148005"He attacked me, I beat him up, so he's my responsibility. Now give me something to beat this thing up every time it wakes up, my cudgel's broke and I'm gonna drag this guy somewhere not here. That good? Good."
>>29148005The lizards are under someone's protection?At least, that's what it seems like. Anyway, ask the elves about the lizard. Do they know where it was coming from or going to?
>>29148020"I'll drag him out of here, give me something to tie it with and a weapon to keep him under control.""What the fu- No, wait, that actually sounds like an idea." says the one standing at the front of the crowd, "We don't have any weapons though, they take those back when we come back from the hunt."Several minutes later, you have it tied down. You took extra care to make sure its jaws stay shut and the tail is tied to one of his legs. Your chest still hurts though, a rib maybe broken. You certainly can't drag it all the way back by yourself.You think its better to make some inquiries first."Before I take it out of here, tell me, what was it doing here?""New arrival, I see. Well, they keep them in ditches during the day and then let them out during the night. The hobbs then round them up around morning, but sometimes one gets lose- ""Those fucking Hobbs can't be tru- ", another elf speaks up."Kirill, I'll shoot you in the face the next time I get my hands on a bow! Yes, sometimes a Lizard gets out and, you know, we just stay in cover until someone comes and captures it.""What are they used for?""Why, to fight what comes out of the sea at night."---------------------------------------------Can we call it a session for today then?
>>29148104Yeah, sure. That was an appropriate cliffhanger to end on.
>>29148104>"Why, to fight what comes out of the sea at night."Fuck. Yeah.I'm definitely gonna look forward for the next session. That sentence just sold me out.
>>29148137>>29148144Feels nice to hear that. Any feedback you guys might want to give. I feel that I started out strong, but things kinda muddled up in the second half. The combat system didn't seem quite right either.What do folks think?
>>29148169I'm good either way.
>>29148169The combat system felt dull, yes. You may want to work on it some more.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Alex%20HangerHere's an example of a quest with a combat system that I rather enjoyed. Perhaps you could learn a bit from it?
>>29148169Well, as for the combat system, what were you aiming to do? Do you want it to me more simulationist, or more narrative-driven? Do we get really specific bonuses if we suggest a specific move, or do we roll with the roll? Do you want to make crits and critfails more scarce or more common?
>>29148211Sure, I'm gonna be scrapping the one I used here anyway.>>29148249I wanted a system that kept fights brief, and was fun for the players to be a part of.
>>29148264Just a question; have you had much experience in writing out fighting scenarios?
There's another thing I wanted to know, how frequently should I be holding sessions?is every alternate day, good enough?
>>29148279Not really, no. Most of it has been verbal. I guess I need to work on that.I'll try and work and possible scenarios and have the text pre-written. That should help I guess.
>>29148282Twice or thrice a week is already pretty good. Weekends are the times when it's easiest to come on and play, I think.
>>29148264You want brief, then you have some options.>Make it deadly. Crits are kinda frequent but not too frequent that they bore the players.>Make the fighting segment resolve within a few dice, five session for a fight is pushing it.And if you want to visualize fights more, I recommend watching some movies. Wuxia/kungfu is good, but more dirty fights (like, say, the newer Bond movies) are good as well. Note how the environment aid or hinder your fights.Like, say, let's say an elf ambushes our orc from behind a corner. If we are successful we can dodge the strike and face the elf. If we are even more successful we can even grab the elf's arm and either do a judo throw or break it. If we are unlucky then the elf struck us in the chest. If we are very unlucky the elf struck us harder than we could react, and we are now reeling. And then we could build off the next scene in the fight based on that result. Do we break the elf's arm, if we missed the strike? Do we punch back? How do we try to defend ourselves if the strike landed? etc. etc.
>>29148301Are you archiving the thread?
>>29148414>>29148414Here it is, if you want it:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/29145695/>>29148408Plenty of good advice, I'll try and keep it in mind. I'll try and do a system with nice crits but for the near future it would be better to use a third-party one.
>>29148489Ah, no, I just meant to ask if you would be fastidious in archiving the threads on your own from now on. I've known of quests that didn't have a thread archived because no one remembered to do so.
>>29148489So, you'll be announcing the next session on your twitter, right?I'll be sure to watch out for it. G'night and see you next time.
>>29148524Yes, on twitter.For those who don't know, it's @FantasyPrisonQ
>>29148551So, the lizard. Bring it back to our home, and then what? Do we want to break the skull of a bothersome Hobb and feed it to him?The various Hobbs i think have a monopoly over the elves too, because is Yellows have 600 in a prison of 3000, makes me thing there's more hobbs than everyone.