Hello and welcome to Lost In Time Quest! You are John Erin Perry, commonly called Jeppers (to your chagrin), and you’re the President of the Civil Engineers Association of Roanoke and surrounding districts. Of course, those surrounding districts seem to have taken a holiday, or maybe Roanoke has, and you find yourself, along with the rest of your small town, in another land and time. But now, it seems you’re about to adventure off into this new world for the first time.Twitter: https://twitter.com/artemisQMArchive: suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=ArtemisQMPastebin: pastebin.com/u/ArtemisQM---!The trip towards Hashan is quiet, just the waves lapping at the sides of your boats, a few complaints from the sea-sick, and Tsin-Chak impatiently tapping her foot on the deck of your boat. Well, not your boat originally. But since it was the biggest and best of them, a full on yacht, and the owner had been on the mainland during the Event, you’ve claimed it for yourself.“So, Tsin-Chak, what can I expect when I arrive at Hashan?” you say in Dorvish. You’re pretty good at it now, so might as well practice.Tsin-Chak stops tapping her foot and turns to you, happy to have something to distract her from the monotony. “Oh! Well, once we arrive, there will be ceremonial gift giving between the two leaders of each hearthplace- or *kingdom*, as you say in your language. The more valuable the gifts, the better, but as long as it’s seen as heartfelt, that’s fine. Your gifts are well above and beyond what we would like, so you’re set up perfectly.”“Alright. After that?”“Then you will discuss with the Pick, War-axe and Barrel, the three heads of the society, what you wish from them, and what you will give in return. Oftentimes what you offer and what you ask for can merely be symbolic, like access to their city in return for more gifts. At that point, it gets a little easier to socialize and figure out what’s the best practical solution.(1/2)
>>39978158"Practical?""What the people want. Usually the Barrel, being the master of commerce, will take over, though the Pick and War-axe may join in depending on the talks, such as mineral trades or weapon trades. And-""PIRATES!" one of your men roar from the deck, pointing off in the distance, where you make out the shapes of the human ships, clunky and awful but at least twenty-five of them, more than your own twelve.But your twelve has gatling guns and rifles.>Turn to face the human ships. Fight them head on!>Ignore them like the scum they are and continue onwards.>Write In.
>>39978231Now, small bit about my schedule this week, since it's a ride. I'll be running this quest today, and will be running it again on Sunday.The quest-ion is whether I can run MSQ tomorrow. It depends. If I do, the timings will be off. Is that alright?
>>39978231>>Turn to face the human ships. Fight them head on!We have ammo to spare, our friends need a demonstration of the Gatling guns, and these bloody barbarians must learn to fear us.>>39978327is fine
>>39978231>Turn to face the human ships. Fight them head on!I almost feel bad for the Pirates...
>>39978327Don't worry about it. We'll live.
>>39978231”So, Tsin-Chak?”“Yes?”“I think it’s time that these pesks learn a lesson,” turning to your own crew, you shout out, “prepare the gatling guns! Every man on deck and ready to throw lead! MOVE IT!”Feet stomp, and soon enough everyone on your boat is up against the walls of the ship, either holding their own rifles towards the oncoming threat, or working to load the gatling guns sitting ready on the ship’s sides. Soon enough other ships start copying you on seeing your response to the threat, though a few of the ones just transporting goods turn around to put the fighting ships in between them and the raiders.“Sir!” one of the men approach you. “How should we handle this?”>No survivors. Scorched Earth.>Take a few boats down, scare them off>Just some warning shots from the personal arms.
>>39978671>No survivors. Scorched Earth.I regret nothing.
>>39978671>No survivors. Scorched Earth.The fewer people who actually know how deadly we are the better.
>>39978716>>39978709Haha time for killing indiscriminately.
>>39978729we're human, was there ever any other option?
>>39978802Actually, you're trans-drone. Please don't oppress me and my right to kill indiscriminately.
>>39978671“Kill them. Kill them all.” the man salutes, and turns back to the group, signaling for them to fire.And by god do they. As the raider ships get within range, the pop and whip-crack of .22 rifles going off up and down your blockade of boats fills the air, only to be drowned out by the constant churning of the gatling guns. The smell of powder fills the air, and you think quickly about how you may need to secure sources of saltpeter or whatever else you use to make gunpowder.Soon enough, the sound stops. The enemy ships aren’t that bad looking, with holes here and there, but it’s the gore on board that really shows off the handiwork of your team. They were chewed up and spit out, and with so many people on board (standing room only) they had no choice but to get torn apart by the bullets before death granted them their reprieve.And now it appears you don’t have any more enemies. For the time being. Once again, the Dorves look impressed, especially Tsin-Chak. “One day you’ll explain the secrets behind those guns of yours. Or I’ll wring it out of Richard.”“One day, Tsin.”After the excitement of your fight, time passes quickly enough until the shores are close enough for you to make out people, and Hashan itself.As opposed to just being a seaside cliff, Hashan is almost like the cliff-face was torn apart and restructured to look like the wall of an entire castle, if any castle was several dozen metres high with battlements and towers leaning out of it. Right at the bottom of the wall there are stone docks extending out into the water, where a few ships are already gathered.>Get all your ships docked.>Send a few in, for diplomacy>Only send your ship in.
>>39978845>Only send your ship in.A show of trust is extremely important.
>>39978845>Send a few in, for diplomacy
>>39978845>Only send your ship in.
>>39978902Just leaving some stuff here...
>>39978845>>Get all your ships docked.But send in the Dorvish ship first to tell them we're not like the savages, we kill from 300 yards or more guaranteedSup arte
>>39978864>>39978901>>39978926well. it would seem we have come to an impasse. lurkers?
>>39978926Sup Anon.>>39978951No impasse, single ship wins! Yours has the Dorves on it anyway, so it's cool. Writing.
>>39978987huh, didn't see the vote with the pictures.well i look stupid...
>>39978845“Alright, so our ship will go in first, to make a good impression. After all, we’re not savages; we kill from 300 yards or more!” the man you direct the instructions to rolls his eyes and heads off to tell the captains of the other ships, now close enough to have set up a few planks between, waiting for the command.Your ship slowly pulls away, entering the Dorven dock. A few of those on the smaller Dorven ships cower in fear as the yacht you come in on slowly makes it’s way up to the largest space open at the dock, conveniently present right at the front. Soon enough, it docks, and your men are securing it to the ground.As the bridge comes down for you to walk down, some Dorven guards march out from the great wall. Of course, guard is a strange word, considering that all of them are wearing a mish mash of armor and wielding a smorgasbord of weaponry: one particular dorf has a pan on his head and a ladle in hand, both looking recently used.As you descend, the guards march forward. “Halt, human scum! I know not what clan you come from, but you’re just like those barbarians around us! If you refuse to leave-”“Calm down, Makin-tok. He’s a guest of mine, and as civilized as could be. More than us, for sure.” Tsin-Chak descends the bridge, followed by the other dorves, all following her like a procession. “Now, this calls for the Greetings Ceremony. Johnerin here has been practicing his Dorven, and would like a chance to use it.”The guards stare in shock at Tsin-Chak, before bowing and scraping away. “Of course, Barrel. Right away.”>Barrel?>This place is impressive. Valets could be better, though.>Write In.
I find this song to be oddly appropriate to our current situation.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOfZLb33uCg
>>39979158>Barrel?Oh cool, we saved leadershipI wonder how odd our clothes must look to them, I now it seems random but DAMN we must look strange.
>>39979158>Barrel?It's a rank isn't it?
>>39979187Ding Ding Ding.
>>39979211She said we had to meet with the pick, war axe, and barrel. You don't have to be sherlockSeriously though, even to the barbarian humans we must look weird as all hell. jeans? jackets? Hoodies? god damn if this doesn't get addressed at some point later i'm gonna go mad from wondering.
>>39979228OH SHIT! I just made the connection, I saw you on merc 2030 quest last night man! I didn't notice you read this!
>>39979392He knows when you're asleep.
>>39979158“Barrel-” it clicks, and you laugh. “Oh, that explains the retinue, then. Well then, Tsin-Chak, Barrel of Hashan, it is a pleasure to make acquaintance with you.”Tsin-Chak nods. “The pleasure is mine. Now, the War-axe and Pick should both be at least out of bed by now, so we shall go greet them while the time is ripe.“Time is ripe for what?”---After managing to surprise two surly looking dwarves dressed in pajamas predominantly featuring gold and cave-rabbits, you’ve finally settled down in the Grand Hall of Hashan, where a round table has been set up in the centre of the room, where the three Dorves all face you, where you sit on the other side of the table.“So, let us begin. Tell us, human, what do you bring of worth to Hashan?”>Men capable of fighting.>Weapons, worthy to be wielded by Dorves.>Trade, so that everyone may prosper.>Write In.
>>39979547>>Men capable of fighting.
>>39979547>Men capable of fighting.>Technology, the likes of which has never been seen.>Trade, so that everyone may prosper.
>>39979547>Men capable of fighting.And hopefully afterwards.>Trade, so that everyone may prosper.
>>39979579>>39979604>>39979608Writing for Men capable of fighting, with a little side of >everything.
>>39979547>Men capable of fighting.>Trade, so that everyone may prosper.>>39979392That I do.
>>39979547“I can bring you men, capable of fighting off the threat you currently face, capable of driving that threat into the fucking ground, if you would allow me. And after we’ve eliminated those pesks, I can bring you trade, to fill your coffers and make each dorf living in Hashan a wealthy one, their riches born off the technology we have at our disposal. Allow us to help you.”>Roll 3d10, minor 4, major 7.
>>39979839welp, where's the goodrolls anons, you guys know your jobs.
Rolled 4, 5, 2 = 11 (3d10)>>39979839Today, is a good day to roll. I can't hurt a little girl as badly as I did in Post-Apoc Magical Girl Quest, anyways.
Rolled 9, 2, 4 = 15 (3d10)>>39979879...thank god the dc is low.screw it, might as well test my luck againI'm sorry in advance
Rolled 8, 3, 5 = 16 (3d10)>>39979839
Rolled 1, 2, 2 = 5 (3d10)>>39979839
>>39979916>>39979909>>39979879Agh! Minor success only! Writing.>>39979926Thank god you're late, eh?
>>39979879>>39979909>>39979916I keep forgetting how the dice works in this because I play in one that's similar but not exact, how does this work again?>>39979926aaaand I'm suddenly happy I decided to roll.
>>39979956You need 2 or more dice to reach a DC. Having all 3 above the major is a crit, having all below the minor is a crit fail. In between gives me freedom for varying degrees of success.But honestly, I should just switch to D20.
>>39979839The War-axe frowns. “Hmmph. You’re a human. What could you possibly provide? Maybe Barrel has been won over by your apparent wealth, but you’re soft. No real strength. I cannot give my approval.”The Pick also frowns. “You sound strong. But we have not seen anything to show your strength.”Tsin-Chak sighs, and turns to you. “You’ll have to give them a demonstration, Johnerin.”>Write In
>>39979978I would suggest d100, less constant critting either way.>>39980021>demonstrate one of the gatling guns on some training dummies.
>>39979978Honestly I prefer 3d10 to 1d20 but if you are going to switch 1d100 would be the way to go on /tg/I'll back this >>39980059 cause it's pretty much what I was going to put.Except i was going to suggest using the invading humans as the practice targets.
>>39980021>>39980059this worksand i just read the backlog, im loving the quest so far
>>39980098I would agree, but they aren't... wait are they here yet? because if they're here than totally use it on them.
>>39980145Awww, thanks anon! :3
>>39980153I believe they are around 2 weeks out by their estimates
>>39980098>>39980059>>39980145Gatlin' it up. On humans, if necessary and present.
>>39980153after all, why waist ammo am i right?
>>39980207Yes, shoulder ammo far superior.
>>39980207>>39980207That was partially my reasoning but what better way to show them our power than if we annihilate their enemies?
>>39980240aaah screw you I'm eatin pizza on a friday i'm allowed not to care about speling.I Seriously though this quest rocks.
>>39980245Cause they will have to wait for those enemies for a week+?
>>39980318Minor details. Because of conserving ammunition? We're the only people who know how to make it and gatlings fire at about 1000RPM (More realisticly 400 in combat)
>>39980021“In that case, let’s bring out some guns to demonstrate. Treat them to a gatling, maybe.”---Soon enough, you have a few riflemen and a gatling team set up on the docks. Further out into the sea is a single human boat, apparently captured and stranded just outside the gates. The humans inside live on whatever scraps people send them, and they’re all currently watching the events on the dock.“So, what, we’re an execution team for these guys?” one rifleman asks. “Is that even slightly moral?”“Eh...” you shrug. “I guess, but Tsin-Chak told me a few of these guys made it in and managed to get to the children’s quarters with a weapon before they could catch up. I think we’re allowed this one.”The rifleman nods vigorously. “Actually, yeah, putting them to death sounds humane. Anyway are those the Shawrax, Tsinrax and Hashta people? Isn’t the last one Tsin-Chak?”You think for a moment before realizing that you actually hadn’t thought about how the War-axe, Pick (or diamond-axe) and barrel sounded like in English. Weird. “Yeah, Tsin-Chak turned out to be the Barrel/Hashta person. Either way, we’ve got a confirmed ally. We just need to put on a show.The rifleman, and the rest of the firing team, all salute. “We’ll do our best!”>roll 1d100, +10 for rifled weapons. DC is 45, but that's the minimum for impressing them.
>>39980387We can use regular rifles. Their effect on fruit and armor should be impressive for a long-range weapon.
Rolled 85 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39980410LET THE THUNDER ROAR!
Rolled 84 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39980410>>39980447nice
>>39980447Holy shit did I actually roll well for once?>>39980465right back at you
Rolled 17 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39980410I'm not sure the moral of this either...
Rolled 39 + 10 (1d100 + 10)>>39980410
>>39980476They slaughtered helpless children, i am okay with this.
>>39980496...well, apparently there was a hidden major DC.
>>39980490If that's what they did then fine. The way it was said wasn't clear when I read it the first time.
>>39980410And so the carnage begins. Sure, it’s only a boat with about twenty people on it, but with a few riflemen methodically destroying each and every last one without pause. The gatling gun stays unused, with the team looking slightly unhappy but very impressed with the riflemen.You turn to the Shawrax and Tsinrax, both wearing awed expressions on their faces.You smile, and say in Dorvish, “So, do I deliver?”“You...you most certainly do.”>You’ve impressed all of the top Dorves at Hashan! Time to befriend them!The rest of your ships all come into the docks, and soon enough they’re actually lifted out of the water by an ingenious crane that some Dorven engineers created that looks pretty damn good, despite flagrant abuse of physics, to inside Hashan, in a warehouse to be kept safe. One ship gets sent back to confirm the success of the mission, along with some notes for what to develop next.>Back on Roanoke (Pick two)>>Develop Agriculture>>Develop Industry>>Develop Science>>Develop Culture(1/2)
>>39980595>>Develop Agriculture>>Develop ScienceThe sooner we make food and chemical weapons, the sooner we become a world power.
>>39980595>>Develop Agriculture>>Develop Science
>>39980595>>Develop Agriculture>>Develop Culture
>>39980595>>>Develop Agriculture>>>Develop IndustryJust to be slightly different.
>>39980625>>39980632>>39980642>>39980664WELL WELL WELL,the age-old debate begins.
>>39980625>>39980632>>39980642>>39980664>>39980665Agriculture locked. Please choose your second one, or change votes to make it work, or wait for lurkers. (Now voting between Industry, Science, or Culture).
>>39980731>ScienceI vote for science because we need it to advance down the trees of medicine and technology.
>>39980731>ScienceFuck it but NO CHEMICAL WEAPONS they're a real shitty way to die and illegal for a reason.
>>39980761fine, no chemical weapons unless we encounter a really fucking strong enemy we need to wipe out instantly.
>>39980731im >>39980632 so dont count this as another votescience seems the best way to gofor now we have industry handled decently well, better than everyone else at the momentand im not even sure what culture would even give us
>>39980786Culture victories, anon.
>>39980803what? wait... will culture make us into culinary gods?
>>39980784I'm with the other guy. I don't want chemical warfare
>>39980815I bet our food is better than what most can make in this world
>>39980818I agree, we need to put our best foot forward. I'm just saying that if it looks like somebody is about to wipe us off the map, we beak out the satan killers.
>>39980818>>39980761But are we going science, then?If so, please roll 1d100, DC 50, with crits and critfails being 95-100 and 5-1
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>39980853
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>39980853If their is a goddess of science, please guide us!
>>39980862well now i hate myself
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>39980853>>39980884welp, they appear to have made no progress without us
>>39980862>>39980878>>39980907...goddamn not a single one of us even made the DC, apparently our people need us and our leadership. hat or the old mayor staged a revolt.
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>39980853Rolling for my amusement
>>39980925They didn't give the proper respect to the Science Goddess of this world
>>39980959.....fuck i hat myself right now.>>39980974well, guess we try again next time we're actually there.
>>39980974Apparently more humor is required.
>>39980907>>39980878>>39980862Midway through your own preparations through preparing Hashan, you receive news that Roanoke is having a little trouble. Some civilians realized that they were all boned and rebelled. It was calmed without too much fuss, but productivity tanked.Now, here on Hashan, you have some other duties. Your first mission starts with checking in with the Shawrax, and seeing what he does.“So, I am the War-axe of this hearthplace, as you know,” the Shawrax says, “I train my men to fight, and then lead them in glorious battle.” He pauses, looking out from the walkway over the centre of a large training hall, where numerous dwarves are all going at it, either with each other, with dummies, or the slightly broken beer pump at the side of the hall, where some dwarves are methodically bashing it to persuade it to release it’s sweet nectar.You nod. “So what would you like me to do?“As the War-axe, my job is to ensure my men are battle ready. Compared to your own troops, though, they are utterly and completely inadequate. I would appreciate if you were able to train my men with your firearms. I don’t mind if they aren’t as good as what you have, but please! To survive, two hundred of your men won’t be enough. We have two thousand dorves, ready to fight, not even including the Hearth-mothers and children who can all bash a human’s head in.”>Give breech-loading rifles.>Give repeaters.>Lend a number of Richard’s weapons.
>>39981010>Give breech-loading rifles.and a few>Give repeaters.Not too many, need to jew it up
>>39981010>>Give repeaters.We can mass-produce em, why not?
>>39981058I immediately thought of multiple counter-arguments.backing this>>39981056
>>39981010I'll back this >>39981056We can also give them like 5 gatling guns for defending the town.
>>39981121how many do we have? we only took half of them.
>>39981056Backing this, but would not want to give up any gatling guns for now.
>>39981056>>39981074>>39981121Alright, so we'll go with breechloaders+repeaters, and save gatlings for now.
>>39981150Uh.. looks like it was never specified... How's 50 sound Artemis?4man crew and weighs about 1100lbs. just to give you an an idea of how many would be needed to man them all
>>39981288Yikes, how about 25? You made about 10 in the first production run, anyway.
>>39981288...we DID only work on them for what a week?
To be honest we should develop culture first, we live in a culture where there is television and the internet to waste all our spare time on. the longer the people have nothing to waste time on the more prone they are to start goin' nuts.
>>39981328And that's the other side of culture.
>>39981328I suggest we at least create medicine and working hospital equipment first.
>>39981315Yeah, that sounds good to me Incidentally howitzers require about an 6-8man crew
>>39981010“Alright, I can provide you with several hundred of these single shot rifles we have, and some of the ‘repeating’ rifles as well. That fine?”The Shawrax nods. “Anything, anything at all.”>Roll 1d100. DC 40. Crit 80 and above.
Rolled 48 (1d100)>>39981397If I fail, kill someone!
Rolled 92 (1d100)>>39981397rollin.
Rolled 41 (1d100)>>39981397
>>39981397alright, hopefully we don't fuck up this time>>39981420>>39981424>>39981425you're all good people.
Incidentally if we wanna give them repeaters but not weapons strong enough to prove a valid thread to us we can give them a couple of these. Made in 1780 by austria held 20 rounds of .46 caliber balls and
>>39981578was powered by a hand pump. The stock is the air chamber BTW
>>39981424sorry for not writing, my desktop is being used to demo the rift for people.
>>39981674It's all good take your time.
>>39981010It’s within a single week that you watch a group of some of the Shawrax’s best being gathered up to use the rifles, and within that week you see them get turned into an elite military unit. In fact, you think they did far better than your own people did on their first lessons. With the massive amounts of training and discipline that the dorves went through, they take up the wonders of “aim and fire” with pleasure.Soon enough, officers are chosen, and promoted to repeaters, who then lead their own squads of dorves onto some raids into nearby human villages, slowly pushing back the threat till Hashan once again spreads out onto the docks and beaches, as opposed to staying inside out of fear.You watch a few dorven children playing around some of the ships before turning to Tsinrax, who’s watching you with avid interest. “So, Johnerin, you have certainly helped us, even in your first week here. What else do you have planned?”You shrug. “Honestly, however I can help. What do you need?”“Well actually, a few things…”>Make mining more efficient>Make mineral transport more efficient>Make refineries more efficient.
>>39981868>>Make refineries more efficient.
>>39981868>Make refineries more efficient.
>>39981868>Make refineries more efficientNo sense in mining ore you can't do anything with.
>>39981903>>39981902>>39981888Please roll 1d100, DC 60.
Rolled 23 (1d100)>>39982004
Rolled 24 (1d100)>>39982004rollin'
>>39982022... welp my luck has gone back to it's usual.>>39982025... I swear to god if you were the guy who got an 83 earlier when I got an 84....
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>39982052Nah, mate I got the 91 earlier.
>>39982082jesus christ thank you for saving us right now.
>>39982082I hope that counts even though it's not linked...>>39982099I seem to be pretty lucky tonight.
>>39982110Nah, it's fine. Writing,
>>39981868The first thing you had done once everyone had arrived in Hashan was get the CEA you had brought with you set up in their own little domain. They had quickly made friends with the spell-gineers (as the CEA was calling them) and were both coming up with a handsome combination of magical and mechanical machinery. They replaced the original crane with one that didn’t outright disobey the law of physics, thus making it work a little more smoothly. They had gone about improving the roads by plastering them with high-quality paper, so that they’d keep stable for hundreds of years.When you gave them the task to refine the refineries, they were overjoyed, with at least one of the reasons being the recursion that came with the task.With the help of the spellcasters, they quickly figure out a good system to melt out slag, channeling that away into handy little vats for any silly would-be sieges, and then using the prime product and combining it with little chunks that the engineers help the dorves identify as chromium and carbon (before, known as notsilverstone and ashstone), and how they can help the process of creating high quality steel.Before you know it, Hashan’s industry, already huge for dealing with thousands, now has the assistance of modern tech. You have no doubt people will be complaining inside the year of cheap dorven labor.
Oh, guys, I had an idea.How about, for all the help we're giving them, they teach us what they know about magic? I mean, sounds useful right.
>>39982563sure. think that was kinda the idea to begin with.
>>39982457And now you’ve done it. Tsin-Chak, of course, demands nothing of you. After all, you guys are friends now, and you both know you’ll be trading as soon as possible. And so, to repay you for what you’ve done, she offers you some favors, at least before the humans arrive.>One option, to learn/gain this week>>Magic. Taught to you and some CEA members. This is dwarven spell-gineering, not quick-casting stuff.>>Industry. Command the mighty forges of Hashan and create something wondrous.>>Something Else?
>>39982563What we should really do, is dress up all our science as philospher/alchemical bullshit, make ourselves the only ones who actually know what it is that we do, so that we can turn our island into a giant secluded stronghold-city of beings who appeared from nowhere possessing strange knowledge, it'll help keep others from counteracting us, make our goods in high demand, and make us an intimidating unknown force.Plus I love the idea of a giant fortress-island where strange creatures with unknown powers dwell, emerging with bizarre weapons that overpower armies far larger than them.
>>39982698>>>Industry. Command the mighty forges of Hashan and create something wondrous.Can we SCHWERER GUSTAV?
>>39982698>Magic. Taught to you and some CEA members. This is dwarven spell-gineering, not quick-casting stuff.While the forges are cool, the sooner we can master magic the sooner we can blend it with advanced technology to make entirely new fields of magic and research, the sooner we can do this>>39982711I mean seriously, one-time-gift versus magic training? That's basically not even a question.
>>39982698>>Industry. Command the mighty forges of Hashan and create something wondrous.C'mon super sonic 30MM uranium shells. You know you want to. I mean I definitely would like magic. But.. c'[mon....
>>39982767What about a Gatling Schwerer Gustav? We've established magic trumps physics.
>>39982755It's not a one time gift. All it's saying is, for the next week, you get this. Thus, forges may be more efficient, since you know what to do with them already.
>>39982791oooh, i thought the first one was them offering to teach us magic, and the second was them offering to build us something kick-ass.
>>39982812Either one week of training your magic, or one week of using the forges. That's the gist of it.
>>39982846I still say training, it's a permanent upgrade to a very useful skill.
>>39982698>>Magic. Taught to you and some CEA members. This is dwarven spell-gineering, not quick-casting stuff.
lurkers, we need a tie-breaker.
>>39982995lurker reporting>Magic. Taught to you and some CEA members. This is dwarven spell-gineering, not quick-casting stuff.
>>39982995I guess i'll change mine from >>39982767 to Magic... I mean we can always make one of those but use magic to make it incredibly light or something.
>>39983040>>39983037>>39983035>>39982914Magic! Writing!The pizza is back
>>39983134Actually, roll for me. 1d100. DC hidden.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>39983231c'mon good rolls.
Rolled 3 (1d100)>>39983231
Rolled 87 (1d100)>>39983231
Rolled 57 (1d100)>>39983231
>>39983257>>39983246>>39983251...please let the two 80's outdo the three.
>>39983290WOOO! Based QM you rock!
>>39982457Magic is an interesting tool, you learn. Every species has its own kind. Now, you can cast the spells of another species, but they can often sputter out and die on you, as the magic is very dependent on the area you’re in and what you are as a person, thus leading you to believe genetics may have something to do with magic.Besides that, you learn that the Dorves have one of the most powerful styles of magic there is, behind dragons and aetheric beings, but also seem to have the disadvantage of extremely long cast times, depending on entire magical circles and symbols to cast than a few words and snapped fingers.But hey, you’re an engineer. Nothing was ever done with a few words and snapped fingers.That’s what you think, as you stare down at the wondrous magical monstrosity that is your first spell. It reminds you of the first time you set out to make a blueprint with all those fancy views of the final product. It sucked. It sucked so much.But god did you love it. It’s still in your room at Roanoke, you think.This seems much the same, though the dorves watching you seem a bit more careful with it than your engineering teachers did.“Uh, Johnerin?”“Yeeees?”“What exactly is that?”>An offensive spell>A defensive spell>An enhancement spell>Write In.
>>39983350>>An enhancement spellWhat else would an engineer want after all?
>>39983350>A defensive spell
>>39983350>An enhancement spellGonna have to duck out for an hour or two, if the threads still around i'll be back.
>>39983350>An enhancement spellThis would probably be most beneficial for us in the long term.
>>39983410>>39983397>>39983378What does it enhance?>Yourself>Weapons>Tools Implying this one isn't the same as the first
>>39983435Ehh a weapon IS a tool... It's a tool to kill. but I guess i'll put >Weapons
>>39983508>>39983500And that tells me we may have had enough for the night. Might continue in the morning if the thread lives on.
>>39983634Damn. Well, good night then I guess.
Last bump from me.
and for realz last bump I'm out
Page 8 bump.
>>39987613>>39986265>>39985689>>39984849Damn, that's impressive. Nice job keeping it alive. Anyone here up for continuing?
>>399884777:00 AM bumper here.
>>39988629Lovely! What should I write for?>Weapons>Tools
>>39988477yo,>Toolsmagic tools leads to better weapons AND better everything else.soooo I fell asleep. sorry for ditching.
>>39988705>>39988684...fuck.So do we wait?
>>39988635Tools to make better tools which in turn create true industry which then creates our military-industrial complex.
>>39988715>>39988684Tools wins! Writing.
>>39983350“It’s an enhancement spell, for tools. Lower tolerances, More precise cuts...though I’m unsure how that would work on a hammer...either way, this is going on the first lathe I can find.”>Guess what! You can use magic! Magic takes time to be written, and at your stage in development it usually takes you a week to get a spell down right.And now you hear the news coming in, from the outermost reaches of Hashan. That the small homes are being raided, the furthest away mines are being plundered. The humans are coming, they say. The humans are coming.And now it’s time to figure out how you’ll defend Hashan.>Let’s turn Hashan into one big ass fortress, more than it is already.>Set up ambushes on the way to Hashan. They’ll never see it coming.>Go into direct combat with these idiots. Nothing can stand up to a gun.
>>39988765>>Set up ambushes on the way to Hashan. They’ll never see it coming.
>>39988765>Let’s turn Hashan into one big ass fortress, more than it is already.aaaah the poor fools, the range of our gatling shall mow them down like wheat.
>>39988772>>39988776huh, these two could work together.the ambushes can also give refugees time to pull back to the city.Maybe not use guns though, it'll give it away.
>>39988765>>Let’s turn Hashan into one big ass fortress, more than it is already.we want them all in a nice narrow killing field so no one escapes.
>>39988971aaah the poor fools. they will think us opening the gates gives them an entrance. and that's when the line of gatling guns starts firing.speaking of which these dorves have yet to see our gatling guns in action, this will be good.
hey artemis, you still alive?
>>39989092You know, it might be helpful if artemis posted in his twitter that he's (supposedly) resuming this thread.
>>39989246I think he may have fallen asleep at his computer...
>>39989292That's certainly possible.
>>39989458or he died of pizza overdose.
>>39988971>>39988776I am alive. Had to go get an eye test. writing.
>>39990143HOLY SHIT HE HAS RETURNED!
>>39990143What's wrong with your eye m8
>>39990143Please roll 1d100 to find the level of preparation. +2 for each Gatling you add, and you've got twenty five with you :).
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>39990166satan guide my dice
>>39990164Short sighted m8.
Rolled 75 + 50 (1d100 + 50)>>39990166well. duh go big or go home.
>>39990182adding all guns makes this a 67>>39990187iiiii'm not sure how dice work with bonus's, is this a 125 or a 75? I usually don't roll.
>>39990212That'll be a critical success.All your gatling guns are now mounted in Hashan, excluding those back on Roanoke. writing.
>>39990187Well I'm seconding that vote then and that roll and everything. I like big numbers.
>>39990228eh, totally worth watching a massive horde of barbarians getting mowed down like grain.
Rolled 50 + 40 (1d100 + 40)>>39990166hold a few back on the ships to make sure there defended too
>>39990259ships are inside the city, the magiccraned them in.
>>39988765And so, for the final few days you work on finishing the preparations of turning Hashan into a mountain fortress. Every entrance except the sea-side docks now menace with spikes, and the dock itself has five gatling guns at the ready, to fire upon any ships that dare come close.And it appears one human ship is coming in right now.>It’s a messenger, let it through.>Time to begin using those gatlings!>Break the ship, make them swim to you.
>>39990290>>It’s a messenger, let it through.
>>39990290>It’s a messenger, let it through.under guard. dorves with melee weapons and some humans with guns.
>>39990327actualyl scratch that thought, have there be no humans present, except us and two of the CEA (preferably wearing some sort of face masks, so that the humans don't know who is helping the dwarves or what we are, give the CEA orders to remain silent. let's scare some bitches y acting all mysterious.
>>39990533Yo I'm in on that.
>>39990533...holy shit at the typos.>actualylactually>(preferably wearing some sort of face masks, so that the humans don't know who is helping the dwarves or what we areMissing right parenthesis at the end of this> ybygoddamn I really need to stop trying to multitask.still what do you guys think of the idea?also, try to speak as little as possible.
>>39990565and speak in dorvish unless we absolutely have to speak english.
>>39990565you're english is shite mait
>>39990575I feel so disgraced...I have no other option but to commit Sudoku.
>>39990290You allow the ship to come in, though you get the Dorven fireteams ready to fire on the ship necessary. The only humans present are yourself, Michael, and Harriet, all wearing masks quickly put together by the Dorves, along with some other bulky looking armor. Tsin-Chak confirms that you definitely don’t look human, more like golems (which you note as a source of free labor to build for later).Soon enough, the ship has docked, and one human stumbles out, looking slightly more refined but not by much, in the way that a fur coat looks better than just wearing the still bloody skin of an animal.Without much fanfare, he comes forward to face Tsin-Chak and the other two leaders of Hashan, glaring at them in disgust. He jumps a little upon seeing you and the others, and stays wary. He begins speaking, in whatever they called English here.“This is human land. You dorves need to get out.”Tsin-Chak, being the translator, relays the information, and gives back a shaken head. “No can do. This is both the land of Dorves and of Roanoke. You have no right to be here.”The human cocks his head. ‘Ro-ah-noke? What is this?” he stares at you. “Are you those from this Roanoke?”>Yes.>Yes. (Remove helmet)>No.>Write In.
>>39990585You could also stop namefagging. It's not like you have anything special you bring to the table.
>>39990659Eh, it's not like he's too awful.>>39990647Yes. As in "Yes."Crank up that intimidation factor.
>>39990697actually just nod, it will be WAY creepier.
>>39990690>>39990677>>39990674You are free to roll for intimidation.1d20.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>39990712welp, I shouldn't risk it but I will.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>39990712risky intimidation with a single gesture? sure
>>39990726aaand THAT is why I don't roll d20.still backing just nodding without talking.really amp up that mystery factor.>>39990738thank you for making up for my terrible luck.
Rolled 15 (1d100)>>39990659if your post doesn't contribute to the topic at hand your worse then a namefag how same full>>39990647we need to make all relations with others to be by golems we make to work or humans in magic power Armour so we look like golems like that one HFY were we never left encounter suites to look more intimidating >>39990712>>39990697this
>>39990750>>39990738Nodding for intimidation.
>>39990750exactly. also I think you're talking about veil of madness, we should absolutely do that, so much win.
>>39990787yes yes i am
>>39990847I find the idea of the dwarves teaming up with a mysterious race that appeared out of nowhere in the middle of a lake bearing advanced technology, and no other race has seen there faces, so very damn funny. we absolutely need to get to work on making voice-changers and freaky-ass ceremonial armor. we will turn our island into a giant fortress that only a small group of dwarves has ever been inside.You can't tell me this shit wouldn't be funny.
>>39990896Why be so negative to other races mate?
>>39990896funny and perfictly IC for nerdy Engineers
>>39990647Making sure that the helmet grinds against your body, you slowly lean in towards the human, and nod, each part of you screeching as you do so. “We are Roanoke. We *will* destroy you.”The human slowly takes a step back. “W-well, t-this is human…this is human territory! You can’t come in here and take our land!”You laugh, the sound ringing out in all the wrong places inside the helmet and suit, sending the sound everywhere, an omnipresent grinding. “Really? And what are you going to do about it?”“We’ll kill you!” now the human is getting angrier, likely at himself. “We’ll fight you! We are the twelve clans of the cliff-coast, and we will make you suffer!”Tsin-Chak shakes her head, and says in English, “Leave, human. You will not win today, or the day after. You are free to come and die at any point. Know that we, and Roanoke, will wait for you.”---After that bit of fun, it seems that the humans begin to gather, and are preparing to attack. You have one more action before the battle begins.>Send a ship to Roanoke for backup and updating their commands. (Gives you turns back at home).>Use the dorven forges to build more rifles.>Use the dorven spellgineers to reinforce the weapons and defenses you have.>>39990896That shit ain't funny. It's hilarious.
>>39990924>>Use the dorven spellgineers to reinforce the weapons and defenses you have.
>>39990922it's more, "holy fuck we're in another world we need every advantage possible cause we don't know how shit works here.">>39990924>Use the dorven spellgineers to reinforce the weapons and defenses you have.
>>39990924This gave me a great idea, we should make it so that it's never quite clear whether the City-fortress is named Roanoke, or we are, just to add that little extra bit of weirdness. Just always respond as, "we are Roanoke" when asked what the island, or the people are named.
>>39990995It's shaping up to be a good time>>39990924>Use the dorven spellgineers to reinforce the weapons and defenses you have.
>>39990924>Use the dorven spellgineers to reinforce the weapons and defenses you have.I'll admit, I find our just going along and killing humans with seemingly little remorse disturbing to a degree.
>>39991033>>39990963>>39990943Reinforcing.Please roll 1d100, DC 50.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>39991033it's always fun when you get to act mysterious.>>39991044They're brutal barbarians. also how is this any different from human history? we've been massacring each other for centuries.>>39991049rolling.
>>39991044Eh, have to drop some semblance of reality in order to not micromanage everything and worry over little things. Ultimately it's all for fun. I'm fairly sure if we were more realistic then we'd not have an army, considering the civilians, fear of death, training and so on.
Rolled 17 (1d100)>>39991049
>>39991068damn, looks like I used up all of my luck yesterday, i'll just go back to thinking up ways to scare the shit out of everyone but the dwarves of hashan.
Rolled 81 (1d100)>>39991049well hopefully I save this
>>39991078>>39991068...okay we need the goodrolls anons this is ridiculous.>>39991089yes, yes you did. thank you.
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>39991044bloody savages we can always take there women foke later after killing there army its the Roman way !and the survivors will serve or die, those who serve may one day be uplifted to citizens of Roanoke and let in to the city...>>39991049
>>39991089And you save it! Writing.
>>39991068Does that mean that we, humans of a much more civilization, can't be the more civil ones and at least attempt diplomacy first. And correct me if I am wrong, but are these guys from an actual human kingdom and are not just another band of pirates or rouges?
>>39991112They are made up of eight human clans around the area of cliffcoast.You kinda went with the dwarves first, but you're free to try diplomacy. Just, no one has yet. To be fair, I agree with you, but I'm a writer, and the story is fun either way.
>>39991102>those who serve may one day be uplifted to citizens of Roanoke and let in to the city...eh, I don't want to do that because then they'll discover we're human.>>39991112There a collection of tribes who are pissed that the dorves are here. also, we just got dropped into a world where the first humans we meet are child-slaughtering savages, that MIGHT make people a bit paranoid as to the dispositions of the other races, we should make it so that only the highest-ranking members of races we ally wit ever see a human out of large-impressive looking ceremonial armor. and even then we might want to have them wearing ornate black clothing with voice changers. Maybe even throw on a freaky mask.
>>39991112there tribes.... its a dirty filthy savage way of living. its no more a crime to shoot them than it is a dog or the irish .
>>39991158While I agree that diplomacy is all well and good, let's wait until we have Roanoke made into a staple fortress with a food and freshwater source that won't break down. We can be diplomatic and creepy at the same time, again, veil of madness.
>>39991186It also helps the whole ceepy vibe if a dwaven city that was supposed to be over-run, suddenly finds mysterious allies who destroy a force that vastly outnumbers them. Hopefully we can set it up so the dwarves don't tell anybody about the island, I mean the only ones who know are the ones who went with us.
>>39991223The thing I worry about this "creepy" factor is it will just lead to distrust or fear when we meet new groups of people/races. Fear of the unknown can lead to rash decisions after allMind, I don't mind secrecy in and of itself. I'd never easily or freely give away our best cards. Not even to the dwarfs.
>>39991112Besides Spectral, it's all in the name of th'emprah.
>>39991294I'm just thinking, never really reveal what we actually look like or are, or the limits of our technology not, "mysterious screams and dissapearing ambassadors."
>>39990750>your worse then a namefag how same fullWow, just reading that was enough to give me a headache. Takes talent to be this awful at typing. Congrats.
>>39991346>>39991346you have alwasy been my inspration pushing me further and futher, to be a bigger fuck up just like you my hero
>>39991344You're not going to make it mandatory for everyone of our citizens to do that are you? I highly doubt all of them would agree to such a measure.
>>39990924With a little bit more work, Hashan becomes even more of a fortress. After getting over the shock and surprise of seeing such clean paper, the dorves quickly jump to it and start applying it to absolutely everything, reinforcing the walls and weapons as much as possible, until you can see the magic running down the barrels of the guns in the dorven and human hands.After you had managed to make the mask work for you, the Roanoke humans (who’ve caught onto the joke and are now all calling each other Roanoke) are wearing masks, either made of forged metal and lightened with magic (fucking magic) or from more exotic materials, like wood, old knives, or even permanently-frozen snow. It’s creepy, seeing it, but in a way it helps. You weren’t always great with names, anyway, so the masks help you remember who everyone is.And now, you see the first wave of humans approaching, from land. There aren’t exactly any entrances to get in from up there, but...>Let the dorven berserkers go fight them>Let the dorven fireteams fight them>Let Roanoke fight them>Sit back and wait.
>>39991411Well considering this artemis post I don't think that's going to be an issue. After all, it's a quest. We've got leeway.
>>39991411no, just the diplomats and ambassadors, after all those are mostly going to be the ones that people see, if rumors start spreading that we're human, we start spreading other more ridiculous rumors, so that they get buried in the shuffle.I mean honestly these people lived in suburbia, they're not very likely to want to go roaming out beyond there homes.I mean the CEA would probably go along with it, they all seem to have a great sense of humor.>>39991444>wait until they get well within suitable range of the Gatling guns, then mow them down.
>>39991411Just the combatants. I mean, powered/magitek armor and voice modulators would make us ridiculously fearsome to medieval enemies. Just imagine their leader's face when we approach him, his armies laying around, battered and broken. "Be you angels?""Nay, we are but men!"
>>39991512Can't see shit captain
>>39991444>Let the dorven berserkers go fight themDon't reveal the good stuff just yet.>>39991512Not sure what that pic is about, but you seem to be in need of charging
>>39991487the more we can take out at range, the less there are when we go hand-to-hand, the less people die.Our army IS relatively small after all, we need every advantage we can get.>>39991512change "we are but men" to "Nay, we are Roanoke," also, still think we should have the diplomats be in black formal-clothing with masks, and voice-changers, less intimidating, but still enough to make sure nobody really can tell who we are.
>>39991541How big of a push is this? Is it a full-out charge or just a probing attack, if it's the main attack, gatling.if not, I back this idea, I didn't even think of this.
>>39991541Seconding if it's a small attack.
>>39991444>>39991444>>Let the dorven fireteams fight them>>39991560Aye, suits are a must.>captcha confuses baklava with sushiAlright, that was the last fucking straw. I'ma go choke some bitches now.
>>39991619HA! Tuxedos! nobody will have ever seen tuxedos!
>>39991678I was thinking more fantsy-esque masks, but holy shit that's funny.
>>39991637Tux a shit, lounge suits master race>>39991678I would need to spend the rest of my life saying "yes" over and over to express my approval sufficiently.
>>39991637>>39991678make them from Kevlar and magic
there is so much win in this thread...hey artemis you still here? if so the winning vote appears to be>send out the dwarven berserkers if it's a small attack, use the gatling guns if it's the big one.
>>39991444 we want to lure them in as deep as possibly for the slaughter
You know, I can't wait till we start introducing more of our culture to this world. Cooking, music, education. Things like that is what gets me going.
>>39991809dwarf will love metal!
>>39991740Got it. Thanks for counting.>>39991809I'm very excited for it myself.
>>39991444After checking outside, you find a smaller force coming towards Hashan, more like a raiding force than anything. Obviously they had attempted to pick off the last dorven outposts, but with all of the citizens of Hashan returning inland to the hearthplace, there was nothing for them. And so they’re angry, and ready to kill some dorves.At this, the Shawrax sends up some of the dorven berserkers, all five hundred of them, loaded up with their own shawraxes and beer, ready to take on the invaders.>Roll 1d100, DC 50.
Rolled 97 (1d100)>>39991886
>>39991893nobody else roll!
>>39991886So uhh, do you require three rolls to continue or is stopping at >>39991893 acceptable?
>>39991886You might want to be a bit more descriptive than that, OP. Nothing turns players off like short updates.
>>39992001It doesn't turn me off. Hive queen quest is one of my favourites.
Art? you die of pizza overdose yet?
>>39991893Alright! Writing!>>39992001My apologies, I'm currently cooking a lentil chilli that requires most of my attention was unable to fill in a full one, and I dislike small updates myself. Will try to fix right about now.>>39991981Stopping is fine, if you judge the roll to be good
>>39991886The battlefield is ready. On one end, a party of some hundred human raiders, each one dressed up in their armor, iron swords at the ready, wooden bucklers all aiming towards their opponent.Their opponent is 500 very rowdy dorves, each and every single one drunk out of their minds, more than a few menacing with spikes, a group holding sheets of paper at the ready to enhance their comrades. And all of them were thirsty for human blood.If it weren’t for the fact that you were their allies, you are sure they’d tear you apart just as easily as they are going to tear apart these humans. You don’t even think that guns could stop them that easily, at least not before some of your own men go down.And so, the battle begins, and you watch the war take its first step. The dorves all rush out, with the Shawrax at the head of the charge, screaming out the dorven equivalent of “BLOOD FOR THE BLOOD GODS!” The rest follow, and cheer the same, into the human mass.The sound of weapons clashing reaches you from here, but you can tell from the screams of humans and victory cries of the dorves that your side is winning.Within half an hour, the humans are either all dead, or running away. You feel a small twinge of guilt at the massive amounts of murder, but they had initiated it in the beginning. And they haven’t even faced your own weapons, yet…>Victory to the Dorves!You return back inside Hashan, where more progress is being made on a war room, inspired by the map you have set up back at Roanoke. Several of the dorves and your humans (you need to figure a palatable way of saying Roanokian or something) gathered around it, discussing battle plans. They look to you for guidance.>Reach out to Roanoke for assistance, and check in on progress (Gives you turns in Roanoke)>Bring out the ships again, work on a Dorven naval presence.>Build more guns, prepare for invasion.>Go on an invasion yourself.
>>39992292>Reach out to Roanoke for assistance, and check in on progress (Gives you turns in Roanoke)
>>39992292>Reach out to Roanoke for assistance, and check in on progress (Gives you turns in Roanoke)If the Howitzers are ready have them send us one or two, that'll REALLY impress the dwarves.also we need to see how the food issue is coming.also, Roakinrow-ah-kin
>>39992292How about just "Roans"Seems a little more eloquent
>>39992331I like to propose in the future we work on communications. Like radio or something, so we can communicate between Roanoke and those who are away from it easier
>>39992463problem with that is towers, hand-held radio would probably work, and we might be able to figure something out with magi.
>>39992463>Implying that the CEA wouldn't have their own HAM tower already built with parts for more. They do.
>>39992526This kinda shit is why i'm glad we went engineer.
>>39992323>>39992331Writing for Roanoke.
>>39992526not CB? with a good tower and a few amps my dad was talking across the united states on his and the smaller versions are way more mobile than HAM CB is the Superior format
>>39992607Sorry to say, but I talk shit half the time. What's CB? And I'll let you choose between multiple HAM stations and fewer CB, if that's the case.
>>39992607What's HAM, what's CB?Are these wizard things?
>>39992629there smipler to build (less complex ) but don't have the best range, and only 40ish 40 frequencies mostly truckers use it they are handy and cheeper. ham can cross the world but much higher operation cost.
>>39992699>>39992607Got it.>>39992292You choose to send back a few ships to Roanoke, so you can check the progress of everything and insure that it’s all going the way you want it to.So just before the ships leave, you prepare a letter.Dear Mary,Just wanted to check in with Roanoke. Everything is going splendidly here in Hashan, with the humans now attempting to invade and us winning each time they’ve tried so far (once, to be fair, but it was enough of a win that we believe we have this covered).Nonetheless, I wanted to make sure that Roanoke is:>Focusing on Communications>Focusing on Agriculture>Focusing on Culture>Focusing on Industry, because I believe that will be our primary goal in the coming weeks. I’d also like to>throw a party for those in Roanoke, for their efforts>get some items shipped back, if you would (Write In what you want)>send some dorves over for a bigger workforce.Along with that, I’d like to see if the CEA still at Roanoke could please:>Build more lathes>Build more guns>Research new technology>Research some magicCheers,John Erin Perry
>>39992748>Focusing on AgricultureWe need stable sources of food.>throw a party for those in Roanoke, for their efforts>get some items shipped back, if you would (Write In what you want)1-2 howitzers, the boat will NOT hold more>Build more lathes
>>39992748>Focusing on Communications>throw a party for those in Roanoke, for their efforts>Build more lathes
>>39992748>Focusing on Agriculture>throw a party for those in Roanoke, for their efforts>Research new technology
>>39992748>Focusing on Agriculture>throw a party for those in Roanoke, for their efforts>Build more lathes
...oh god I just realized, we're going to introduce these dorves to vodka.
>>39992794I'll back this because i'ts pretty much what I wanted. Fast communication makes battles, troop transportation and management so much easier.
>>39992868please we are men of science!http://www.palcohol.com/
Seriously though, fast reliable information is one of the greatest boons of the modern age. It's made so many things better. News travels fast which our army's can use for communication back home. as well as managing Roanoak rather than having to send letters which could take day's or weeks it takes seconds. Not to mention the warfare applications of it being able to send messages to different squads/army's.
>>39992960>http://www.palcohol.com/I can absolutely imagine them being fucking FASCINATED with this stuff, this shall be our great gift to the dorven leaders.
winning vote is>agriculture>party>lathes
>>39992748see if the CEA still at Roanoke could please:send some chain saw ax and swords so we can get the dwarfs to magic them
>>39993231eeeeeeh, we don't really have those.
>>39993253I know they should fab some
>>39993209Please roll 1d100, DC 50.
>>39993272honestly we could do that ourselves if we put the engy's at it for a few weeks.
Rolled 11 (1d100)>>39993301let's go
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>39993301>>39993312ok thats cool too
Rolled 62 (1d100)>>39993301here goes nothing...
>>39993332Above-average success. Writing.
>>39993331>>39993332eeeeeh, barely a success, I guess things kinda need to get in order after the riot, but progress was made so meh.
>>39993346Any good images for a second OP, assuming I open another thread today? Alternate history/ modern in fantasy would be best.
>>39993422I also have these
>>39993453>>39993422Perfect. Keep posting.
>>39993453and here's the third
>>39993465Might be the best.
>>39993465Here's a fourth one
>>39993500here's one with a few airships
>>39993520When the CEA have a bit to much to drink
>>39993465we could build an orbital elevator, control the sky control the world. Blought out the sun with kinetic weapons !
>>39992748A week later, and about two more utter destructions of human raids (leading you to believe that whoever is in charge was just expecting the dorves to fall over at the first blow), the boats return from Roanoke, with news.“Dear Jeppers,Things are going reasonably well here. It’s been some struggle after the last riots here, but we’ve managed to mostly get back on track with things. We’ve cut down trees in the reserve and have turned it into some farmland for cultivating, and we’ve actually began to grow some potatoes and carrots that we’ve had lying around. That guy who had his own plot of land, Mitch, has taken over the farming operations, and it’s coming together reasonably well. The party itself went great, and has pulled the few of us still depressed that they’ll never see the other world again from the brink. Still, there were some suicides, unfortunately.On the CEA side of things, they’ve managed to get some lathes set up. Not too many, only three right now, but they say that these ones are built for making more a bit faster, so that should be fine. We’ve actually sent you over>one of the lathes>the first Howitzer>a converted diesel engine that can run on biofuel and alcoholCan’t wait till you return,Mary, President/Queen/Absolute Dictator of Roanoke.
>>39993549how long do you want me to keep this up?
>>39993579You may stop now. You can resume when the next thread begins.
>>39993576>>the first HowitzerBringing in the big guns.
>>39993576>the first Howitzerooooooh this should impress the dwarves.
>>39993576>the first HowitzerLet's keep non-military engineering secrets to ourselves. If the dorves outdo us at everything, they wouldn't need us anymore.
>>39993620I agree, our paper ALONE should make them excellent trading partners.
>>39993576You laugh at the last line as you set down the letter, watching as the crew of Roanoke humans (goddamnit you need a name) slowly lift down the entire Howitzer. You notice one is actually still wearing a mask, a wooden affair covering his entire face, a wooden affair with markings and a net where the eyes are, almost appearing to have none at all. Weird, but definitely interesting.Finally, the howitzer gets set down, and you go to inspect it. From your limited knowledge of it, it seems to look good, and the little note attached to it runs through how to operate it safely. With it comes fifty rounds, along with a guide on how to make more in the forges of Hashan.>Give it to the dorves>Train your men to use it>Get a mix of both races operating it.
>>39993783still vouching for Roakin>Get a mix of both races operating it.
>>39993654Note to self: start mass-producing quality paper. And find sulphur, coal and niter sources. The latter can be found in guano, I think. >>39993783>Get a mix of both races operating it.Brotherhood ahoy.
>>39993807pronouncedRow-ah-kinguys any other suggestions?
>>39993783>>Get a mix of both races operating it.
>>39993836I didn't even think of how much it sounds like dovahkin...
>>39993879Why not just go full Dovahkin then?
>>39993931eeeh, I was thinking keep it sounding like the island, in a world where dragons exist you probably shouldn't lightly claim to be a dragonborn.Dovahkin could totally be a rank though...
>>39993957Maybe we should call the Howitzer model "Dovahkin" and shout 'FUS RO DAH" when firing.
>>39993783Please roll 1d20 for teamwork.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>39993981fuck. yes. what would be awesome would be if we could use magic to create a howitzer that doesn't need ammo, and fires magically-compressed air instead.Seriously though, all of my yes.>>39993992WELP fuck it i'll try.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>39993992FUS RO DAH
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>39993992
>>39993981When we design entirely unique weaponry, maybe. Could just full-on name the models in not!dragon language. Or Klingon, or Tolkien, or whatever nerdy fiction language CEA members speak the most often.
>>39994032dude, they're nerds. all of the above.
>>39994032You have three members fluent in Klingon, seven members fluent in Tolkein Elf, and two who can speak both. You also have one other guy who speaks Japanese and Chinese, but that's weird.
>>39994052can we get numbers for how many people are in>the CEA>the civilians/army
>>39994052How many speak German and/or Latin?German is actually a good language to know as an Engineer.
>>39994081Fifty of you speak German. Twenty of you are actually German who moved to Roanoke for that perfect mix of tropical and technological.
>>39994106so... to add that extra little bit of wierdrace to our diplomats, they should totally speak German when they're talking to each other when they're discussing "private" matters right?
>>39994106Exxxxxxxxxcelllllllllentttttt. Danke.And I only know a smattering of German.
>>39993783With the help of the Shawrax, you manage to get a team of 8 individuals, some dorf and some human, to operate the Howitzer. Each armed with a short rifle, almost a derringer, and the tools to load and prep the howitzer, they all work together pretty well, ignoring the fact that only one dorf knows how to speak English, and no humans know how to speak dorf. But, all of them know how to drink, so you’re perfectly fine.And it appears that another wave of humans is coming. Several hundred ships from the sea are closing in, and a few large parties are coming in on land. Seems like they finally believe you’re worth the effort.>Troops>>500 Dorven Berserkers>>100 Dorven Fireteams (each Fireteam made up of 10 dorves)>>200 Rovhakin/Roakin Riflemen>>35 CEA Officers *Armed with modified repeaters*>>25 Gatling Gun Teams *All Rovhakin*>>1 Howitzer Team *Rovhakin/Dorven mix*The only entrance in is through the mountain wall, though there are stairs leading up from the docks to the top of the wall, where you can fire at those on land.How do you distribute?
>>39994229ho boy. /k/anon and tacticsanon we need you.
>>39994106I'm fluent in German. We will be having fun with this, yes.>>39994229Line the wall with fireteams, but don't crowd too much since the humans can chuck fireballs at tight formations for great damage. Let the berserkers out once the enemy is too close for howitzer fire. Better guns take priority, with even distribution over the wall. Stay frosty.
>>39994326Should the Howitzer focus on the ships or the army? i'm assuming the gatling guns should be an even split.
>>39994229>>1 Howitzer Team *Rovhakin/Dorven mix*>>10 Gatling Gun Teams *All Rovhakin*>>15 CEA Officers *Armed with modified repeaters*>>125 Rovhakin/Roakin Riflemen>>75 Dorven Fireteams (each Fireteam made up of 10 dorves)>>400 Dorven Berserkersat the mountain wall>>100 Dorven Berserkers25 Dorven Fireteams (each Fireteam made up of 10 dorves)>>15Gatling Gun Teams *All Rovhakin*>>20 CEA Officers *Armed with modified repeaters*>>75 Rovhakin/Roakin Riflemen
>>39994360ships. It'll possibly set them on fire.
>>39994387Are we going for this, then?>>39994541Figure it out.
>>39994360Can't really tell which side has the greater numbers. But have it blasting the most crowded formation, I guess. >>39994551I'd like the amount of defenders to match the amount of invaders, if possible.
>>39994551Focus the Howitzer on any ships that look to be in command. It'll be most effective that way at disrupting their attack and taking out their ability to react on the fly to any developments. Also, it'll make them especially scared if we do it from range they think they're safe at.
>>39994602>>39994598>>39994387In that case, going for this but with howitzer on the docks.
>>39994710pretty sure howitzer could be within the city, the range is kinda ridiculous
>>39994602You have my support.
>>39994710Please roll 1d100. DC 50.
Rolled 31 (1d100)>>39994986ok
Rolled 36 (1d100)>>39994986
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>39994986
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>39994986
>>39995030>>39995052>>39995054ffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff do we get any bonus's for unexpected technnology and our success so far?>>39995056any chance we can use this?
>>39995075cause seriously with the howitzer and gatling guns we have a pretty huge advantage.
>>39995075This is the first time we've failed a roll so far, we'll be fine.
>>39995118>>39995113i know, it just SUCKS that that was the one we failed at... hopefully it doesn't hit us to bad.
>>39995151quick! bribe the QM with weird-ass music!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bznxx12Ptl0
>>39995197>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bznxx12Ptl0Well, with an offering like that, I have no choice but to say fuck no
>>39995234feh, it was worth a shot. let the combat begin.
>>39995197The hell did I just listen to?
>>39995299i don't fuckin know, found it on vine.
>>39995259You should have tried Hungarian Rap. I got exposed to it yesterday. Interesting experience to say nothing about it.
>>39994229Once you send all of the troops to their places, you prepare to take on the oncoming threat. You yourself make way to a viewport at the top of the wall that gives you a clear view over the docks, along with a staircase that leads to the top of the surface wall. And now, you wait for the enemies to approach.Or wait, why would you? You’ve got a fucking howitzer. As the human boats start to approach, you signal for the Howitzer to begin raining hell down upon the newcomers. And they happily oblige. And you watch as the rounds quickly get sent flying the two kilometres out from the docks and straight through the lead ship, sinking it pretty damn quickly.The other ships press on, confused as to what the hell could’ve destroyed their ships from so far out. And what could continue to do so, four times a minute. You know that the forges are working on making more rounds, but you’ll likely run out just as the ships come in range of the gatling guns, which are all waiting and ready.A runner comes down to alert you that the berserkers have just come into contact with the humans on the surface. It seems the humans are better armed this time, and ready for dorven tactics, and are slowly pushing their way through.>Docks: Ten enemy ships killed, no loss of life.>Full compliment alive>Ninety ships left. >Surface: One hundred seventy five humans down, 100 berserkers down.>300 Surface Berserkers left.>1825 surface humans left
>>39995390For /k/anon, the howitzer has a max fire rate of 4 RPM, similar to the M198. Magic really fucking helps it at this. You could sustain at maybe 2-3.
>>39995390is there a second part or are you waiting for tactics write-ins?
>>39995390The ships at the docks continue to approach, and in the ten minutes it takes for them to get close enough that you could see their faces if you were down on the docks, another fourty of those ships die, the last round sending a ship up in flames, declaring the last of their ammunition. They begin shuffling it back inside, to wait for more ammunition. With that, the gatling guns begin to spin up.Up on the surface, your recieve word that the dorves have managed to kill another three hundred humans, but at the cost of 200 dorven berserker lives. They’re a kilometre away from the wall, now, where the seventy five dorven fireteams wait for them, along with the gatling guns.>Docks: Fourty enemy ships killed, no loss of life.>Everyone’s alive.>Fifty ships left.>Surface: Three hundred more humans dead, two hundred berserkers down.>150 Berserkers left>1525 humans left.>Roll 1d100>Any strategy you wish?
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>39995641>Pull the berserkers back into a shield wall and unleash a hail of bullets with the Gatling. If things look like they're going to go bad, have the army reinforce them from behind.
I suggest a new thread, as our strategy.
>>39995719Archive: suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=ArtemisQMTwitter: https://twitter.com/artemisQMAnd the new thread:>>39995767>>39995767>>39995767