My people, to me! Again it is the Sacred Time, and we tell the history of our clan.Two years ago we completed Uralda's Blessing, our eighth heroquest, bid farewell to Derik Singlepath with a feast to mark his departure to his destiny, and drove the hated Jenestni from their tula, only to see them settle nearer to us. Last year we fought the tenacious bandit-shaman Venharl and destroyed him, constructed a shrine to Chalana Arroy to enshrine the miracle of Curing, burned many Jenestni steads, and settled our feud with the Vostangi by performed Issaries the Conciliator.
My apologies for the delay, I was distracted by the power supply on my desktop dying. The game will go ahead on my laptop.We have a fantastic raiding omen for this year, promising for our desire to see the Jenestni wiped out.
For once the carls aren't carling. I fear the peace is momentary.Give me two actions; I think the Tree Brothers have the last treasure we need to all all the clan treasures. We can also explore or curse someone's land again. Oh, we could explore the tula, too.
>>29439085Take last treasuremore pasturesSacrifice to malia
Sure is dead today
>>29439181>Sacrifice to maliaOne of these days I'm going to take that joke seriously. Luckily, today is not that day. Maybe during the year we've won.
>>29439314Im sure there are some really fun events that you get when you pray to her
>>29439085Have we enshrined Sense Chaos? I recall us having some issues with it, and we lack an Uroxi on the ring
While it's nice to know how much more we can plant, can we get a reading of how much more we can ranch?>>29439300It's Saturday. People have real things to do.>>29439341I actually don't know if there are any Malia worship events. It makes sense that there would be, but I've never been crazy enough to see.>>29439365Learned yes, enshrined no. Good action for later, here's hoping we can avoid a sheep crash.
And with one monthly installment of 40 cows and 15 goods, we have all the trade treasures. Feel proud.
Foreign visitors arrive at the tula and volunteer to serve as weaponthanes for 10 years. Elusu volunteers to take them in, and most of the ring seems willing to support them. What do we do?
>>29439488Well, if Elusu's game for it, we might as well give it a shot.
>>29439488Tricksters gunna tricklet them in
>>29439488Wouldn't 15 seasons be 3 years?
Since no one asked to interrogate them, I did it myself before welcoming them. Say hello to the Horse-Spawn weaponthanes.
>>29439624Horse archers get!
It's now Fire season. We have two actions to burn, and I've heard a few suggestions. Sense Chaos and what else?>>29439618You're correct, I misread that.
>>29439684explore blobs of unexplored map i guessor throw more chum into the cragspiders tank
>>29439684Hm. Can we save Sense Chaos for a bit? I'd suggest curing our sick, and then testing out that raid blessing on the Jenesti.
We'll explore and cure.
No event, so we jump straight to Curing.
The exploration party to Beast Valley is ambushed by minotaurs! They're not very friendly, or very welcoming, and they took our people captive.
>>29439914Is there any real chance of us NOT picking 6?
>>29439914If we dont pick 6 i will be severely dissapointed in you all
>>29439944No, but I thought it was polite to ask.Keep in mind, sending ALL the warriors does not appreciably increase the odds of success.
>>2944004010 weaponthanes 20 footmen
>>29440040Quick, what's Eurmal's magic number?
>>29440040But then we can recruit more weaponthanes.
FYI, this resolution is bugged and success is impossible.Still want to continue?>>29440102I actually went looking for this. Couldn't find a number, but found a neat Eurmal read. http://glorantha.temppeli.org/digest/ndaily/1994.05/3822.html>>29440230Instant resolution actually, no delay.
>>29440102Might be three, because Illusion rune is three points.
>>29440290Ouch.Well, guess we can metagame a bit and claim that it was Orstalor's work, right?
>>29440337I suppose. I should have remembered this issue sooner.If you're curious, this is how the event ends if 6 is selected. Send along too few people and the entire party vanishes.Go ahead and pick a different option from >>29440040, keeping in mind that minotaurs are ludicrously strong.
>>29440430What the fuck man2
>>29440430Can we have Elusu negotiate a prisoner return in exchange for not returning?
For option 2, you have to pick a leader, bring gifts and choose a force complement. Elusu, 100 and the same number that went with Orstalor in the failed timeline.
Hail Elusu, Fimbul-Chief and Avaltvar-King.
>>29440559Go go Elusu.
Spirit Fetches are useful consumable treasures that sometimes catch magic after you spend it. Once you've bought all the trade treasures other clans will offer you these, but this is a much more economical way of acquiring them.
>>29440682>Begone! You are strange and weirdahahahhahahahahaha3
>>29440682You can also sacrifice spirit fetches in any event or action that requires you sacrifice a treasure, yeah?
>>29440682Well, sounds like a fair deal. Petunia non omlet, as they used to say.
They have two for sale, so we buy two. >>29440774Correct. That's why this event is so valuable; it's easy trade treasures and safe passage through Issaries.
Earth season now. While checking our shrines I noticed that we do not yet know Sense Chaos as I previous said. Whoops.
Now that's that's taken care of, we'll need a second action for Earth season.
We'll do that after we smack the Horse-Spawn around.
Which we do with style, grace and the power of metal swords in their faces.
>>29441063Let's give them some bullroaring action.
Earth 2, suggest an action.
>>29441124hmmm now that weve got all the trade treasures i guess we can set up trade routes
>>29441175We're at our max for right now. We won't be able to support anymore until we have an Issarian on the clan ring, which won't happen until Orstalor dies (may that day be long in coming).
>>29441229honestly i have no clue what to doexplore more i guess
>>29441229We could go exploring as raiding will hurt our crops. On the other hand, we have more than enough food to spare...
>>29441264>>29441279There are still many treasures to be found in exploration, and no few events as well. Why don't we spend the rest of the game (after finishing Chalana Arroy Heals the Scars) finding the treasures hidden the the various areas?
>>29441339Sounds nice. But with first snow we shall strike.
Esrolian refugees come to our tula. How do we treat them?>>29441403We will teach the Jenestni to fear the storm.
>>294414312because the carls are going to get butthurt sooner or later
>>29441451This. And we are good hosts.
Fun fact: Doing this makes them carls.
Welcome to Dark season, or, The Twilight of the Jenestni.
>>29441431>>29441451>>29441494Plus it's not like we have a shortage of cows or anything.
>>29441576Time to make some red ice
We're spotted. Not that it matters.
>>29441608Whoa where the hell did they get all those weaponthanes fromuse magic and kll as many as possible
Oh wow, we had time to burn four steads and STILL got the first strike.Karendra has Heroic Combat.>>29441640If the AI's surrender is rejected, they have a chance of restocking their forces by hiring mercenaries from one faction or another.
It's a Heroic success.
I think we might have burned their entire tula to the ground.
Randella delivers the after-action report instead of Enothea, which is slightly odd.
>>29441827Have a nice winter fuckers
I send our forces to make a second pass, only to be turned back. So it goes.
Hah! The little brat who left us is now joining the ranks of our badasses.
We all knew this was coming. How many people do we send on the inevitable attack?
>>29441936Is it auto resolution or with delay?
>>29441955Auto-resolution.How many people?
>>29442019let's go with 30.The last one shall guard our stead.
The Jenestni sue for peace. We tell them they'll be at peace when they're dead.
>>29442137Damn, how many times is the game going to let the Jenestni bullshit their way out of annihilation?
Some Tarshites arrive, trying to poach our carls. What do we do?
>>29442191This seems shady as fuck1
>>29441850>meet new folk>attack them, even though they don't have loot>EVEN THOUGH THEY DON'T HAVE LOOTThe fuck, guys
>>29442137>who promised that they could beat us off if we raided again.I see the Jenestni are upping the ante now.
We keep our farmers due to sharp thinking.>>29442184Very many. I've never managed to annihilate a clan.>>29442234Murderhobos.>>29442274They say this every time.
It's now Storm season. Suggest one action, and decide what heroquest we're running.
>>29442412Laughed hard. Also, it's carls, the Tarshites are another kingdom.
>>29442376Build for Sense Chaos. Dunno what quest is smart.
Crossing my fingers that we don't get into a death spiral.
The Jenestni attack, but the joke's on them, their Tarshites only said they'd help if we raided them.
Kentvent has Renowned Combat, and he's in the middle of the Jenestni lines.
>>29442621No clan ring, you are the chaosAnd then everyone exploded into rape horses
Kentvent is the hammer, the rest of our army is the anvil upon which we forge the reaping scythes that take Jenestni lives.
The Tarshites didn't fuck around.
The Greydogs are next in line for a beating.
>>29442621ya, thats the worst>not enough farm animals to support shrines>shrines get demolished>buffs go down>even less livestock to support> doom
And beat them we did.
Now it's time to pick a heroquest. Chalana Arroy is the only one that's left undone.>>29442846We can probably arrest a spiral with our massive store of goods. Just trade with large caravans.
>>29442937lets finish her up
Starring in today's performance of Chalana Arroy will be... Elusu!?Say what you will about his taste in women's clothing, I feel much more confident in our chances of success. But just in case, let's call for help from our neighbors...
Chalana Arroy is the goddess of healing and mercy. She's pretty cool for a pacifist.I'll give you a few minutes to go over it, and then we'll get started.
Chalana Arroy doesn't have spectacular quest rewards. Just about everything here is something we can get elsewhere. 5 is my preferred reward, but I leave it to you.
>>29443320We don't need any of the one-shot rewards, 4 and 5 are the only ongoing buffs, and Elusu's already wise as FUCK. 5 it is
5 it is.Elusu-as-Chalana Arroy comes to a place where s/he is called Chalana-who-calms, and Yelmites call out familiarly, while greatly injured. What does Chalana Arroy do?
>>294436122, heal 'em all. 's how the goddess of healing rolls
>>29443612Chalana Arroy doesn't discriminate; all receive her blessing. 2.
>>29443612pretty sure 2
Elusu Arroy brings hope to our enemies.Reading this is hilarious; almost as good as Vingans doing Orlanth.
A brightly glowing figure halts Elusu Arroy on his way to heal the Storm Tribe. This member of the Fire Tribe demands that she show no quarter to enemies. What does Elusu Arroy do?
>>29443755Heal his blindness. SOLVE ALL PROBLEMS THROUGH HEALING
>>29443755Of course Elusu recognizes his lord and god Elmal! Heal that bro. 1.
Elusu Arroy heals Elmal's blindness, and Elmal realizes that he would much rather be Orlanth's friend than Yelm's servant.
Elusu Arroy does much healing, but her indiscriminate mercy piques Orlanth's rage. What does Elusu Arroy do?
>>29443963Man, half the options are all about throwing your heroquester on the enemy's sword, when that's not Chalana Arroy's jam.Heal his wounded judgement.
Elusu Arroy heals Orlanth, but cannot do so perfectly.
Malia enters the world and curses Orlanth's brother Kolat. What does Elusu Arroy do?
>>29443912Well, this part at least works pretty damn good with Elusu in the role, all things considered.
>>29444103What's Chaos' thing for goats? Between Ragnalar, Malia, Wakboth, Broos...Learn the secret of fighting without hurting.
>>29444103Shall we have Elusu bust out some aikido and fight Malia without hurting her?
I have no idea what this secret is, but it probably has to do with diplomancing.
>>29444103It says that before she healed Kolat, Chalana Arroy struggled with Malia. 3 maybe, but 4 sounds likely.
Storm Bull decides enough is enough and moves to put an end to the Unholy Trio, terminally. What does Elusu Arroy do when she finds Storm Bull preparing to kill Ragnaglar who is his brother?Note: Ragnaglar has a goat's head in this picture.
>>29444218I still say it's aikido.
>>29444218Probably an unbreakable hug
>>29444280Not 6; what do we look like, Lunars?2.
>>29444280This is the bugbear. The myth says he has to take an axe shot from Urox.The Runic Men actually beat this part of the quest with option 2, IIRC. But we might not be as lucky.
Elusu learns to win everything forever.>>29444342Elusu is at least on their level.
>>29444412Isn't that also option 7?
>>29444476its probably uses different skills
Elusu Arroy comes into conflict with Humakt over the life and death of King Heort. Humakt will claim Heort if Elusu Arroy does not heal Humakt.
>>29444500The God of Death mustn't be soft, but should be allowed to make an exception once in a while.1.
Elusu Arroy healed Humakt and learned another secret.
Elusu also came back completely fabulous. Just look at that hair.
>>29444342I've actually managed to get away with that option repeatedly with other Chalana Arroy heroquesters. I don't know what stat/roll determines success, if I've been incredibly lucky, or the Runic Men permanently broke reality and rewrote the quest.
Welcome to the endgame critical path.
All right, this is ridiculous. We have to get rid of some of our livestock.
>>29444723Ah, I love this game. Lurk Lurk Lurk, cheers to the anon whose running this. In fact, it was thanks to this board that I learned of this game in the first place so kudos.
Clan magic and omen for the year.I'm going to step away for a bite to eat and a stretch. If you have any questions, I'll answer them when I'm back in ten-fifteen minutes.
>>29444723Strange theres no option to just slaughter a ton of animals
>>29444814There is, on the Food screen. It's better to turn them into silver or treasures, though.
>>29444280Fun fact: Normally, getting different results from the original myth is a Bad End, but as far as I can tell there's no negative repercussions at all for letting Urox gank the bastard.
>>29444662we should put a record of stats for the end game before we start the session.Like ionno, land size, treasures acquired, shrines built etc
I accidentally put my computer to sleep, erasing the sacred time progress. Here's our new omen: good luck. I think this is even better.>>29444814There is.>>29444997I wasn't aware of this. I'll have to try it one of these days.>>29445044How about after the end of the session?
Here's Sea season. Two actions to start the year off.
>>29445353Sacrifice for something, prepare more cragspider food?
>>29445353Trade cattle for a treasure.
The ring has complained about not knowing all the Orlanth rituals before, so here we are learning the last one.>>29445449We have all the treasures actually.
Someone's been talking smack about the clan. How do we deal with the upstarts?And what is Elusu going on about here with the "stronger than us" deal?
>>29445560Oh, when you were saying we had all the trade treasures, you meant all the ones that can be acquired through trade. Not the ones that relate to trade. Gotcha gotcha gotcha.
>>29445598Elusu usually knows what he's talking about there. Plus, it's Sea. Raiding's a bad idea. Sent for the shamans.
The shamans cursed them pretty nicely.>>29445605I could have been clearer, but yeah.
For the second half of Sea, I'm going to kill 218 horses, and nine cows just because.
And the Horse-Spawn show up to give us even more horses.
The casualty list was disappointing, very small on their side. No horses too. Have Fire season instead, and give me two actions.
>>29445846Yakiniku and basashi for everyone.
>>29445941Make any preparations we need regarding our people (healing, sacrificing to Orlanth for the Lightning ritual, etc...) and then hit those motherfucking Jenestni in the balls.
>>29446222In tandem with this, I say we hit the Jenesti fields with Blast Earth, if we know it. If not, then sacrifice to Eurmal to Curse them instead.
First Orlanth empowers our warriors.>>29446278We know Blast Earth.
>>29446278We know it, we've used it many times.
Then the Anmangarn attacked us.
Kentvent has Renowned Combat and Excellent Leadership.
>>294464023Dozing off over here, last post for the night.good night OP
Seems Kentvent is better at smiting people than inspiring them.
I'm way more irritated about losing the farmers than I am losing the battle.
>>29446402Wow, our freakin' scholars have renowned combat. I'd say rally
And then we attacked the Jenestni's harvest.
>>29446577Welp, we killed more of them and they took horses we don't fucking need off of us. If that's a loss, I'd love to see what happens when we win.
Earth season. You'll notice that none of our people are hurt anymore except Kentvent. Behold the miracle of Chalana Arroy.>>29446650Every last member of the enemy party is killed or injured, none of our people are hurt or killed, and we take half their horses. It's a 30% chance at any given time that we do that.
>>29446577The only good thing aboud dead farmers is that they don't complain
>>29446714I think I should have said: Two actions for the season.
>>29446925Any nobles worth feeding to Cragspider? ...Any nobles worth scouting for replacing our aging ring members?
>>29446979Elusu's age is starting to worry me. As badass as he is, I'm afraid that he may croak of old age before we can get him to be King.
Ortossi here is prime Cragspider food, being young and superfluous.>>29447193Elusu's 41. That's right on the borderline. We should start looking for a replacement.My apologies, I've been called away. I'll be back in 15. In the meantime, does anyone have that HeroQuest music we were using about 10 threads ago for heroquesting?
The only thing that's better than messing with the Jenestni is messing with them and getting away with it.
A Lonisi trader wants Orstalor to mess with a trading rival. He's offering 10 cows for it. Elusu is against it, but Orlgard has the better argument against.
>>29448025Tree Brothers look like they're bros with us; let's let them know the Lonisi are scheming against them.
If you don't want to be mocked as a shitty trader, learn to be a good trader.
In the second half of Earth season I'd like to suggest a somewhat radical course of action: Destroying our shrine to the Wind Spirits. The benefit they provide goes unused by us, and we're right on the edge of a death spiral. Getting rid of one shrine won't end the problem, but it won't hurt.As always though, it's up to you.
>>29448257How can you tell we're on the edge of a death spiral?If we're not using their blessings, then let's go for it. We can reinstate the shrine later if needed, right?
>>29448323The sheep death spiral happens when you have a large number of shrines. We're sacrificing 85 sheep to the gods a year, and it's only with 2K+ that we can stay ahead of their natural attrition rate. Since they're still starving we're losing extra sheep on top of that 85. The combination makes for more sheep dying a year than are born, until you don't have enough sheep to breed. If it reaches that point that goes you can't dismantle shrines fast enough to keep ahead of the death rate. And since the shrines are what superpowers your clan, you're basically fucked.
The carls and the cottars are fighting. It means they're not complaining at us for once!Seriously though, we'll want to settle this.
>>29448532Sacrifice to Uralda and Nevala. That at least should help stave off the Death Spiral.
I think cattle here means sheep, so how many goods do we sacrifice? Full 50?
>>29448612We've got the dosh to spare, do it.
We've unified the carls and cottars... to voice their complaints about us.
Sacred Time rituals for animals failed? First I don't like the sound of that, second what caused it?
Our clan stats will never, ever look this good again. No one hurt or sick, max morale in all categories.
It's Jenestni wrecking time. And they're screwed.
Orlgard has Very Good Leadership and Renowned Combat.
Rolled 1, 1 = 2Dude on the right reminds me of Walter Kovacs.
>>29449026That's actually a woman.
>>29448922The same thing we do every fight, Pinky.(3)
Orlgard gets the job done.
That isn't very many dead for the kill 'em all option.
This event again. Want to piss off the Horse-Spawn? Adopt them.
>>29449314Do we worry overmuch about the Horse-Spawn these days?Does this risk fucking up the endgame for us?
>>29449356Nah. This and that are separate.
The next question is, do we want them as peasants or peons?
>>29449676Carl's'll just be bitter that we're handing people their position free-of-charge.Let's go with cottars.
Our new cottars please the ancestors.
Another day, another Jenestni raid.
Tessarin has good Magic and Very Good Combat.
>>29449890Don't try to be a hero, boy, let the grown-ups handle this shit.
>>29449890Option number 2: press the enemy boogaloo
Rolled 1Eurmal says...
Who says cowardice never pays?Also we're feeding this guy to Cragspider, his stats are terrible.
Now that's some nice damage.
Cragspider brand all natural recycling involves natural processes, like what comes naturally when you piss off a god-tier elder being of darkness.
The Jenestni are cockroaches, there's no other explanation.
Sorry, I was doing a bit of research. It's now Storm season. Pick 1 action and a heroquest. We've not done Ernalda recently, have we?
>>29450357Go explore Prax. And sure Ernalda's fine. What were you researching?
Exploring Prax.>>29450501End game requirements. I think it'll be another year or two before the events start triggering.
>>29450145Law of averages says one of these days, one of these schmoes is going to come back with her head, against all understanding.
Horse-Spawn come to tula. Horse-Spawn are massive jerks. How do we treat Horse-Spawn?
>>294506871. Attack them, leave no survivors to return to their ilk
>>29450687BLOOD AND THUNDER
It's worth noting that Horse-Spawn horses are magical and quite powerful.That said, we only lost two people.
Immediately following the Horse-Spawn are the Jenestni.
We fought them harder than we did the Horse-Spawn.
The Stag Hearths were right behind the Jenestni. What is this, an Enemy of Fimbulvetr convention? Or a conga line?
>>29450997Let the Renowned fight bravely! 2
Kentvent is badass; Orlanthi Gandalf except for the lowish magic.
Wow, these guys are the worst raiders ever. They didn't even get one cow, they got good and 18 people dead.
Unless there are any immediate objections I'm going to run Ernalda.
We haven't gotten Ernalda's treasure yet, so I'm going to go ahead and retrieve it.
Item get. Not the best treasure, but they can't all be Orlanth's Rattle.
Double treasure get. This one should let us have better relations with the minotaurs.
We get two points of magic back and lose the Spirit Fetch.
The sheep will consume us all. Or the babies, if the sheep don't do it first. I'm seriously considering intentionally throwing our clan's gender balance out to keep births low.That's the year! Thanks for playing all, hope you had a good time. If you've any questions or comments, I'll stick around for a while. If you want to know when the next thread will be, check Twitter (@WatashiwaOnline). At this point I can say that it will probably be Tuesday.
>>29451570Thanks i enjoying lurking in these threads.
>>29451570How bad does the prognosis look for Sheepmageddon?
>>29451855Actually, it looks okay. We're down one sheep. I'll be worried if we don't have a replacement Uraldan for Leika, but 2 magic into herds and Calf Blessing looks like it can stem the losses. I'll try tweaking the pastures again, we can probably find some kind of equilibrium.