One addition to the setting per post, you can ignore magical realm or setting-breaking suggestions, try and add on to previous posters' ideas!Start:The majority of devices in the world are powered by Miasma.
>>40993044The exposition to this technology mutates a little the human body, and some turn into hellish monsters when they die, but its a little percentage so the population is ''just deal with it and be happy''.
>>40993044The rest are powered by Ichor.
>>40993649Ichor is harvested from magical beings, Miasma is harvested from people.
>>40993585>The exposition to this technologyGod damn it, learn English before you post.
>>40993687The fungi used to harvest the Miasma and Ichor comes from the decaying remains of an ancient dead god.This looks like a promising thread.
>>40993744The discovery of the Dead God attracted strange creatures known among humanity as the Euclid, geometric beings that can twist and warp the flesh of biological creatures to their pleasing. the reason for their arrival is unknown, even to the devotees of the Dead God.
For reasons lost to history, the legal system is based on poetry.
>>40993813Euclids leak neither Ichor or Miasma.
>>40993744>>40993813Walking among the men and the Euclid are the Fealac, they claim to be the children of the dead god and are working in terrifying unity and efficiency to see their father live once more.Their means to this end is a mystery.They are few, but they are mighty, and they are relentless.
>>40993813These Euclids are normally resistant to normal means of combat, however they can be held back by the vapors produced by mixing Ammonia and Lye. This is the only known method of pushing them back.
>>40993949Yet, this does not prevent them from being subject to parasites.
>>40993966The most common forms of Fealac are the Sharu, faceless humanoids known for their ability to control miasma at whim, allowing them to convert entire tech-heavy cities into fortresses of their god.
The dead bodies of those who handled ichor in life are cremated lest they rise again as bloated, flesh-eating ogres.
>>40993966There is an organized religion, which the Fealac are a central part of, that worships the Dead God.Recently there has been a schism which has split it into two different churches, those who worship the Dead God as a loving and sacrifical being who gave himself to man, and those who view him as an harbinger of judgement and wish to revive him.Luckily the government has kept these two factions from warring against eachother.
Within human society there is a sub-faction initially started by the high-class elite.This faction, who call themselves simply "Ascended" make heavy use of miasma bio-technology to permanently enhance and replace most of their bodies with strange machinery.They do this in order to escape the mutations that plague the rest of humanity, but as they solidified their standing they have come to rely on the power this process gives them.There is a catch tough, the process leaves them in desperate need of miasma to sustain themselves, without it, their enhancements consume them from within leaving them a soulless shell of miasma powered terror.
>>40993998>>40994091These parasites are grown from within the bellies of the Ichor Ogres, and infect their hosts by burrowing into the base of their skulls.The infected, known as the "Surrogate", are seemingly driven to consume the dead fungi and flesh of the Dead God with a singular determination and madness.
>>40993816All lawyers are skilled 'pataphysicians.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/'Pataphysics
Many of the world's major cities have been founded on key components of the decaying God.The capital houses what remains of the God's brain, and prides itself on being the most knowledgeable location in all of the lands.Meanwhile, the cities that have obtained its eyes claim to have the truest perception of the actual world etc.
>>40994334Okay, what manner of weird Kirkbridian bullcrap is this? Could someone explain it to me?>>40993687The mixing, drying, and catalyzing of ichor in numerous ways is the backbone of magical study and usage. All "magic", at least that which is sanctioned for use and is officially defined as such, is derived from the usage of Ichor in some form.
>>40994479>>40994259Ostracized from their families and barred entry to most cities, a large group of mutants have formed a mercenary army.The army is known as the Blighted Company, they take in all those not wanted anywhere else.The cities have come to begrudgingly accept the Blighted Company presence, only because their ruthlessness in battle is unmatched. They still lock their doors and bar their windows whenever the Blighted Company passes by.They'll take any job regardless of the danger as long as the pay is decent, and they never run out on a job half-done.Often unorganized and chaotic, they are lead to victory by their leader and founder, a brilliant mutant tactician.
>>40994498Similar, the powdery Miasma can be turned gaseous by intense flame, and is used to power devices that cannot be powered by the magical capabilities of ichor.
>>40994479The Brain cities are under constant attack by the Euclid, and every day their forces grow stronger...
>>40994773>>40993813The Euclid rarely make an appearance on the battlefield, instead they send waves of their warped minions to attack.Most of these troops have been so warped and twisted that they are unrecognizable from their original shape, some may even once have been human.
>>40994848The few times where they have appeared on the battlefield have rarely ended happily for their enemies.
>>40994887Speculation as to why creatures so powerful rarely appear in battle is common. The prevailing theory is that there is a limited number of Euclid, and they cannot produce more.
>>40994806Michael Kirkbride, old writer for The Elder Scrolls, and the one responsible for all the weird stuff like CHIM, Dagoth-Ur, Tonal Architecture, Enantiomorphic spirits, and most of the cosmology stuff, especially the stuff concerning the Dream, Aka-Tusk, and subgradients. He also write the 36 Lessons of Vivev, and the incredibly controversial "c0da">>40994887However, it has been found that those Euclids infected with the Surrogate Parasites, seem to be more easily damaged by Ichor Magics than normal, however doing so also makes them more unpredictable.As such, companies sent to fight them often carry cages of parasites, and vats that produce the cloying vapors of Ammonia and Lye
>>40994985In order to circumvent such problems, the Euclid have started giving extreme power to select mortals in return for absolute loyalty.
>>40994110A small religion have recently popped up in the underworld.They believe that the dead god that fell on the world was slain by another, greater god in a legendary heavenly war.They believe this other god will arrive and deliver them from the taint of the dead god, but only if they make the world ready to accept the gift, and as such proponents of the old world and worshipers of the dead god must be systematically be eradicated.They are radical religious terrorists who targets religious and political seats of power all over the world.They will stop at nothing to see the day when "The Living One" will finally arrive and set the world right.
>>40994479Out of all these "Body Cities", there has been one mystery that has eluded scholars: No one has yet to find the remains of the Dead God's reproductive organs, that is if it even had them to begin with. his has led to rampant speculation by scholars as to its location or existence.No, I'm not trying to be magical realm. I'm just trying to make a plot point, and this was the best bodypart I could imagine would be important enough to go missing.
>>40995089Certain sects of this Faith believes the Euclid are the angelic servants of the The Living One.
>>40995138Some believe that the Euclid are otherworldly disciples of the Living God, working on desecrating the Dead God's body. Either way, no one wants them near the Dead God. There is always a battalion stationed near it.
Whenever a Euclid is somehow put through pain, and another Euclid is nearby, the other Euclid will react to the pain just as the one actually damaged. Scholars believe this either indicates them all being facets of a single entity, or their minds, however alien they may be, are all connected.
>>40994985>Michael Kirkbride, old writer for The Elder Scrolls, and the one responsible for all the weird stuff like CHIM, Dagoth-Ur, Tonal Architecture, Enantiomorphic spirits, and most of the cosmology stuff, especially the stuff concerning the Dream, Aka-Tusk, and subgradients.He sounds like a pretty cool guy!
>>40995128 Well how else are old gods made right? I doubt anyone will accuse you of anything.
>>40995067In turn the fear of these traitors has led to the creation of a secret police made up out of advanced ichor users.This special task force uses their "magic" to detect and eradicate anyone the suspect have been touched by the Euclid or surrogates.Though as many state official have come to discover, their uses are not limited to simple pest control, political rivals may after all be in league with the Euclid, only the task force know for sure right?Though they do not officially exist, the common populous have come to call them the Faceless after the masks they wear.
>>40995089The Living Faith indicates that the Living One has three cosmic servitors, The One of Many Faces, The One Whose Words Heal All, and The One Which Drives The Stake Into The Heart To Destroy All Evils. Of course, these are all rough translations of the Living Faith's ancestral language, which they use in ceremonies to this day.
>>40995321We have weekend Elder Scrolls Lore general here on /tg/. If you wanna know more go ask them, and lets focus on keeping it out of this thread.>>40995365Incedentally, there are rumors that the leader of the Faceless is a Sharu, whom his servants seeks to emulate. Of course, this is purely supposition, as it is impossible to know anything about the Faceless without getting oneself killed.>>40995067These select Mortals are referred to as Emissaries, and their powers range in terms of ability. The only constant amongst them is that they often possess some powers associated with their Euclid Patron, while still being able to hold onto their original forms. Of course, it has been noted that some Emissaries occasionally forgo their human form for greater power, but whether this is reversible in unknown.
The Dead City made from the Dead God's lungs has been made into a massive engine;/factory, endlessly churning out Miasma and automatons powered by it. The city regularly unleashes their machines to attack other cities in a bid for more power.Most worryingly, they have discovered a way to distill Miasma into a form that cannot be controlled by Sharu.
Dark Elves are the most common race in the setting.Below them, there lives a race of vicious Pitch Black Elves
>>40995826>>40995673The reason they are the most common is because they are primarily used as servants and machine workers, due to their small stature and dextrous finger. It can be said a noble's power can be measured in how many Elf servants he possesses.PitchBlack Elves are called so because constant exposure to Miasma and Ichor blackens their form, and results in their increased aggression and viciousness.Most Pitch Blacks are shipped to military work or other jobs where their natures are better suited. Luckily, when they are Blackened, they are seemingly immune to mutation from Miasma and Ichor mutation.there are also rumors that the true ruler of The Dead City is actually a highly intelligent Pitch Black Elf, however this is mere speculation at the moment.
There were and are cities beyond the Dead God. Yet their power and fortunes have waned, as modern technologies and magics flow from the Dead Cities, leaving the Old Realms destitute and jealous.The Lord-Commaner of Devgre eyes the cities of the Left Hand hungrily.
>>40995826High Elves are the result of Sharu experiments on Dark Elves, and as such, most High Elves worship the Dead God.
>>40996187Nah, make them experiments made by the Ascended to run their biotech and act as personal retainers, hence why they are referred o as such since they are considered to h "Higher Born" than the other elves.
Rumors of a land untouched by miasma and ichor flow amongst the underclass, and occasionally expeditions go out to find it. They never return.
>>40996457The Disciples of the Living Faith believe this to be their true home, while the Scholars of the Thinking Cities believe this to be the lair of the Euclid.
>>40996141>>40996457>>40996556These lands beyond the Dead God Cities are home to the most unsavoury folk. Dark Elves who have rejected the ways of both Ichor and Miasma; folk who have been mutated by the substances so badly the Dead God Cities reject them; luddite civilisations of Grey Elves; the devolved, cannibalistic descendents of the long extinct Wood Elves, lurking in the shadows of forests and preying on all those who leave the cities.While no sane Dark or High Elf would ever seek to leave the Dead God Cities to live in these lands, expeditions into them are not uncommon, though they rarely go farther than the Work Colonies. Indeed, it is these lands which provide the raw materials for the technologies which will be powered by Miasma, and the barely-elven savages and magical creatures which will be drained for Miasma and Ichor, respectively.
>>40993744The fungus was at first used as a food source. Someone, several hundred years ago, then had the bright idea to try planting it on dark elven corpses in order to try and produce a private crop. This resulted in the discovery of Miasma, as the fungus secretes it when grown from elven bodies.The discovery of Ichor resulted from research into discovering more types or more efficient production methods of Miasma. Upon growing the fungus from the corpses of creautres such as unicorns and even dragons, a new substance was secreted, similar in behaviour to Miasma but far more magical. Ichor quickly became more popular than older magical materials such as eye of newt and brimstone, and its similarities to Miasma opened the way to all sorts of magic-technology hybrids.
They talk about strange creatures lurking in old mines, some say it was an old civilization, others says a true godly being awaits there his return.
This setting is creepy and I would not wish to live in it.Compelling, though.
A hundred years ago, a strange star was seen in the sky, which then fell somewhere beyond the horizon. The next decade was without a spring or summer.
>>40995365>>40996457>>40996556Expeditions keep going out because there is a rumor that, in decades past, one small expedition team did return. Those that are brave enough to tell the story speak of several members, all shocked beyond speech, returning from far beyond the Work Colonies. They came back with no supplies, no equipment, and looking as though they hadn't eaten in days. The only thing they carried with them was a child, a baby who was wrapped in fur and leather and not a single sign of Ichor or Miasma about it. A group, possibly the Faceless Men, came in summarily executed everyone in the group, including the child, without saying a word. Their bodies were burned where they fell and almost everyone who had seen the group was also killed.
>>40998056Just recently, a group of adventurers set out to find this fallen star. They returned mutated by what they claimed to be an unnatural mixture of miasma and ichor.
>>40997967I gotta say my favorite part is that there's no concrete "good" group, both the Living Faith and those that worship the Dead God both have cases for them, and have also done horrible things.
>Ominous world populated by non-generic elves that is stuck in a war between fleshy monstrosities and "angelic" corrupting aliensI gotta say, this is my favorite setting produced by these threads yet.
>>40998344Personally, I think one of the closest we're gonna get to a "good" group, might be the "Sacrificial" sect of>>40994110
>>40998435The Old Realms might at least not be evil. >>40996141
The Dead City of the Lungs (We might need a unique name for it, I suggest The Endless Engine) is known for despising anything related to Ichor, actively hunting down Ichor-powered devices and mages at all costs.
>>40998056Or winter. It was called the Stained Decade. A time in which many adherents to the Living God took as a sign that the time of redemption was at hand . Many small "crusades" and attacks broke out within heavily populated areas. Once such area was the lung city, which allowed the cult to take many irreplaceable pieces of advanced Miasma based technology and destroy them accordingly.
>>40998504The Lung City has the fact it wants to destroy Ichor going for it.
>>40993724Not that poster, but it looked like a phone auto-correct error to me, personally. Always have to check with those damn things once you're finished.
At one point, the Euclids partially succeeded in their goal.During an incident known as "The Bloodied Knee", the City of Capra, which was built atop the Right Kneecap, was invaded by the Euclids who made their way to the Knee. What happened exactly is unknown, due to there being no survivors, however all that is left of the Knee is a massive crater, littered with poisonous growths of silver crystals. These crystals are seemingly unbreakable, and just being within the crater is enough to poison a normal man without proper protection. So far scholars have been unable to determine what they are made of or any other properties that they may have. Followers of the Living God view it as a sacred place and perform pilgrimages to it, while the Ascended have been investing money to determine a way to forge new bodies from this seemingly indestructible crystal.There are also rumors of some kind of beast that skitters about the crater, as all who attempt to reach the center ed up either dead or mauled.
>>40998541Crops in the Old Kingdoms also failed, leading to unrest and reliance upon the Dead Cities technology and magic in order to survive.
OP here, also the person that first introduced the Euclid.I am glad you've managed to keep their goals a secret, I was hoping that the mystery would be maintained, as that's why I added them in the first place.Alright, let's try something different:Explain how this thing fits into the setting.
>>40998764This is what happens when a rogue Dead City scientist experiements with infusing Miasma and Ichor into a living creature, in this case a cricket.He thought they were small enough that he could control them if they got out of hand. He was wrong. They killed him, destroyed everything in the lab and infest the wastes.
>>40998256>>40998764Miasma/Ichor mixtures are very rare. Usually the two refuse to mix, even more so than blood and water. Ichor will usually sit atop Miasma when the two fluids meet. A creature which has been mutated by one usually cannot be mutated by the other. However, under some exceptional circumstances the two can be mixed into an even more powerful mutagen. What these circumstances are is unknown, as the Star Searchers were killed by the Faceless Men and the rogue scientist's notes were consumed by the mutant crickets.
>>40998764One of the many mutated beasts from outside the Cities. Mutations vary, from growing an extra leg, to extreme ones, where creatures would be unrecognizable due to their grown chitin, organs warped to allow them to survive the miasma-saturated Badlands. Some can be tamed. Others, shot on sight.This is a Fetid Dweller. Resides on the many caves of the Badlands. Preys on any adventurers that explore and map the Badlands. Very fast and dangerous.
>>40998944>blood and waterThat was meant to be oil and water, my bad.
/tg/ please keep this thread alive so I can drawfag some stuff for this setting later
>>40998945Shit. The Badlands should have been ichor-saturated.
We need a name for this setting, it's certainly distinguished itself.
>>40998831While no doubt savage as any beast infused with miasma and ichor, the once benign crickets now known as death singers use the sound made by rubbing their legs to create an miasma infused sound that addles the minds of those not versed in handling miasma.Those held in this deliious sound for a length of time have been known to try to find some expedient means of suicide as the noise becomes unberable to the point of madness.Even after death, if their bodies are preserved their legs can be used to produce the sounds by Miasma mages.
>>40998689The increased use of Miasma in enhancing crop yields and pest control attracted more cultists to the relatively unprotected fields, creating even greater disputes within the already roiling farming houses. Though this has led many to prefer the use of Ichor to aid in their agricultural efforts, a group of Sharu have taken to representing the interests of the both the Lung City and the Fealac in encouraging greater dealings with Miasma. What their true intentions are are still unknown
>>40999074Miasma-fueled weapons are common in this world. However, ichor-saturated weapons are very rare, for their very cost is high. Only the nobility and high-ranking officers use this.The picture depicts a standard linebreaker of the Deus Mortem Militante, the army of the Church of the Dead God.
>>40999056>>40999114>>40999265Deitopsy>>40999197Also pictured: The Ichoric fumes given off by active Ichoric machinery. While less immediately dangerous, Ichoric residue and emissions tend to build up inside of living things and last longer.
>>40999180>Sharu have taken to representing the interests of the both the Lung City and the FealacMiasma in the Lung City cannot be controlled by Sharu, though. Judging by how they want to destroy seemingly anything magical, the automatons would automatically kill any Sharu who came near.
>>40999305>>40999197In various stats of quality and quantity, Miasma weapons compress the gas and release an energy that can be harnessed and shaped to create keen and powerful weapons.Those who use the weapons face the risk of high exposure to miasma but often accept such risk for the advantages such weapons offer them.In even rarer instances the mutations caused by miasma and ichor infused weapons have caused them to become one with their wielders turning them into violent monstrosities of battle. The unfortunate few who retain their sense of self suffer under the heels of masters who bound them in chains and use them as weapons to be turned on their enemies.
>>40999305Don't forget>>40994498While it is more costly to make weapons infused with Ichor, Ichor is much more easily manageable to be used as a catalyst for magical rituals and spells. Because of its common usage in this, this just makes it harder to come across someone willing to convert it into a weapon-system rather than just use it as a component in collegiate magics.Furhter, these magic and research institutions are also the ones usuall in charge of the Ichor Distilleries, that convert Ichor into its numerous forms, strains, and mixture.Miasma, sonversely, while not as easy to change into different forms, provides much more energy when burned or used, and is much safer to transport since it is often dried into a power or transported in cannisters as pressurized vapor.
Even without a Euclid to guide them, those morphed and transformed by the Euclids retain their loyalty until their dying breath, taking any options they believe would appease their masters, though naturally the Euclid's enigmatic plans and absence cause them to not always follow what the Euclid wish.
>>40999384Even rarer to see are soldiers who have managed to stay human using miasma weapons. These men are the most valued and deadly to all, their senses sharpened and enhanced tenfold. However, this does not come without price. Each one of them has to endure the agony of seeing the world in full detail, every rock, shrapnel and dead body rendered. Some burn out, their minds unable to cope with the stress. While others...go mad. Whatever the case, they are ticking time bombs, as much a threat to their armies as a boon to them.
We really need to sum this up for the moment, for anyone who wants to join.
>>40999379But the Sharu don't control Miasma through magic. How they're able to control Miasma is still unknown. In any case, the farmlands are a separate province from the Lung City and the Sharu are speaking in their favor.The alien, clandestine and often openly antagonistic nature of the Fealac has of course led many to distrust their motives. However the growing concern over the Cult's growing influence has encouraged many uneasy diplomats from the Lung to let them speak
>>40999548It is not actually known if the Fearlac are the sons of the Dead God. There are a few theories out there that say the Fearlac are pretenders, liars that merely want to claim the Dead God's body as their own. This is persecuted through most sects, believing that it is heresy to say so.Are we going the way of Dishonored?
>>40999614>Strange power sources>Fancy, odd civilizations>Blend of Sci-Fi and Fantasy>Overall tries to avoid especially generic fantasy tropesI can see the similarities.
>>40997125The Luddite Dark Elves practice the old-magics that have long been done away with with the rise of Ichor and Miasma. These magics are not that useful for direct enchantment, instead relying on the usage of Totems and Approximations, catalyzed by old traditional components, and "sacrifices". A sacrifice can be any object so long as it is representative of life in some way, and can rage from either a murdered goat, the heart of an enemy, the self removal of a body part, or the mixing of blood and sexual fluids.by channeling the right level of sacrifice, along with the right kinds of componants and a strong enough "Approximation" (such as a target's clothes, a handful of his hair, a relative, or a well made effigy), they are able to lay small curses of misfortune, such as causing a soldier to trip on a root while tryin to fight an enemy. This magic is incapable to directly damaging enemies, however it can lay small Geass, dull pain, discern random bits of information, or partially direct misfortune to its target.As such, it is no small wonder that these magics are mostly abandoned by the civilized world in favor of the powers of Miasma and Ichor.>>40999614Except that's kinda wrong since they are the core of one of the most known sects, see>>40994110>>40999633Eh, I think this setting is more akin to pic related, minus the apocalyptic stuff.
>>40999507Hold on, I'll do that real quick. just wait a tad.
>>40999662I agree, it's very similar to Bloodborne, at least in the areas that are completely fucked over.It reminds me more of Dishonored when it comes to populated areas and empowered individuals. The fact Miasma and Ichor come from a dead abomination is totally Bloodborne, though.
>>40999633Yeah. So far I only remember a few factions. The Euclids, otherworldly creatures that obey no laws and of unknown purpose. The Church of the Dead God, split into two factions. The Lung City, who despise magic. The Fearlacs, claimed sons of the Dead God who have an ability to control miasma.So far this thread begs for a homebrew.
>>40999507A long, long time ago, there was a god who was slain. His body fell to the earth, where it began to rot. As it rotted, a strange fungus grew upon it.The men who found the Dead God's body fed upon this fungus. But soon they found that, grown upon the corpses of mortals, it secreted a powerful magical substance known as Miasma.The same fungus, grown upon the bodies of magical creatures such as unicorns or dragons, secretes an even more powerful substance, known as Ichor.The discovery of these substances led to huge advance in magical technology.
>>40999708Don't forget the Living Faith, who may or may not worship the Euclid.
>>40999662Well, I was thinking that there are some priests that begin to doubt if the Fearlacs really are the son of the Dead God. It would be persecuted, with only a few people knowing about it.Most of the Church of the Dead God do not know what the Fearlacs actually look like. Some say they look like angels, wreathed in golden cloth and gleaming steel. Some say they look pale and deathly, one hand holding a scale, the other, holding a hammer. It varies from church to church, often adding their own twist.>>40999746The Living Faith? Sounds like an interesting concept. Are they nihilists? Or masochists?
>>40999819Here are posts mentioning them:>>40995089>>40995138>>40995239>>40995374>>40996556>>40998541>>40998667
>>40999745Harnessing the power of Miasma and Ichor is, however, not without it's drawbacks. Exposure to Miasma causes mutations, and the possibility that the person will rise from the grave as a hellish abominations. The latter is rare, however.Upon the discovery of the Corpse of the Dead God, strange new beings began to appear. They were strange, geometric beings, capable of twisting living creatures into monstrosities. They are known as the Euclid. Also appearing shortly after the Dead God was discovered were strange people (I'm not sure what they're supposed to look like), claiming to be the children of the Dead God. They are known as the Fealac. Many, known as the Sharu, are capable of bending miasma to their wishes. They worship their supposed father, and claim to seek his revival.
Beneath the Dead God's body is a thick, muggy realm of fungus and rot, known as the The Shadow of the God, or The Valley of the Forgotten. Those poor souls in the land that have no home, no family, no friends, no anything to live by, wander into this shadowy, murky swamp. However, it is home to countless wretched creatures, fungus that has mutated from the rotten lumps of god flesh over the decades, untouched and undisturbed, and become something foul, commonly known as the Sporei.
>>41000055Sporei produces tainted Miasma known as Blackmist, which grants biological power to rival even the most potent Ichor, but is said to mutate those who wield it to degrees more extreme than any amount normal Miasma could cause.
>>40999507>>40999693part 1/2>Once there was a low-fantasy world, slightly grim like Witcher.>then some dudes found the remains of a Dead God buried under some shit.>Turns out the Dead God is approx big as a nation.>There's fungus growing on the corpse. Lets farm that shit for bread.>When the spores grow on other things, it produces some magic shit. Miasma comes from human/Elves, and is basically magical Propane, While Ichor comes from magical critters, as is essentially Black Oil.>This shit is incredibly mutagenic, but super powerful and magical. Cue Dieselpunk and Magitek having a grimderp baby, wiht some Repo thrown in.>Suddenly Geometric Abomination Aliens ("Euclids") come in, and start mutating people and messing things up. Know one knows what they are, what they want, but they are Eva levels of bullshit, and some people worship them. They have already nuked one city.>Some people become their champions, or "Emmissaries" and gain super powers. They are super dangerous, adact as their agents since the Euclids hate the smell of Ammonia and Lye>Meanwhile you have Fealacs, wh claim to be descended of the Dead God, running most things in the background. The most commonly known variety are the Sharu, which have no face, though there's more that are secretive.>Fealacs started one of the major religions: The Church of the Dead God. They worship the giant Corpse, and worship the Fealacs as angels>recently the Church had a schism, The main church wants to revive/wait for revival of Dead God, while the splinter sect views him as someone who sacrificed himself for their benefit, and view him as a caring father that gave himself to them and that they in turn should spread his kindness. Whether they have Fealacs too is unknown.>Some people believe Dead God was killed by another God, so the Church of the Living God worships that mofo. They are basically ISIS, and some view the Euclids has their God's angels.
>>40999848Okay, good. To sum them up, they believe that there is a stronger god that killed the dead god. They also believe that the Euclids are the extension of his will. He has three aspects: The One of Many Faces, The One Whose Words Heal All, and The One Which Drives The Stake to Destroy All Evils. These guys are basically Not!Nihilists. Seriously, I expect them to run towards Euclids, believing that doing so will transform them into heavenly beings. Also, that fucking asteroid might doom us all.>>40999947I don't think anyone should have a consensus on what the Fearlac look like. I mean, they come from the Euclideans, right?The technology level of the world is a mess, sometimes looking like something from the 1900's, to something akin to techno-barbarism. They are on the verge of making airplanes, as well as rockets. A citizen would have a pretty comfortable life, with a heated apartment and guaranteed food and water. However, the government is more or less dictatorial. Armies would range from musket-and-pike, to bolt-action rifles and mechanical vehicles.
>>41000123death to all who insult the living faith
>>41000123How many continents are there? Three? Two?And how would Fearlacs make the Church of the Dead God? Maybe a Fearlac messiah of sort?
>>41000205The founders are known as the Kovan, colossal beings who have the power to control Ichor to extreme degrees, like the Sharu can control Miasma.
>>40999947Before the Euclid and the Fealac, there were humans and elves.Humans were the discoverers of Miasma and Ichor. They control much of the civilized world. Their cities the scattered organs of the Dead God. A large percentage of their upper crust, calling themselves "Ascended," have taken it upon themselves to alter and enhance their bodies with the use of Miasma. However, should they fail to maintain their use of Miasma to stabilize these adaptations, they will have their soul eaten away from the inside. Thus, the very fact that they are still walking around proves how stinkin' rich they are.Making up the underclass of workers, servants and general drudges are the Dark Elves. The lowest of the Elves are the Pitch-Black Elves, who work most closely with Miasma and Ichor. Exposure the substances affects Elves somewhat differently than humans; it turns their skin ever darker, and warps their minds, causing them to become increasingly aggressive and vicious. Pitch-Black Elves too deranged to work as machinists or harvesters are usually shipped off into military service or similar. At the other end of the scale are the High Elves, Elvish servants designed by Ascended to act as personal servants. Their exposure to Miasma and Ichor is minimal.
>>41000095When a person mutates to an extreme degree, they begin to release their own brew of Blackmist, less potent than the Sporei, but it's purpose is more horrifying than originally thought. The Blackmist made by these horrid mutants signals the Sporei, who are drawn to the mutant, and pushed by some strange desire, they apprehend the mutants and using more Blackmist, as well as various fungi, they begin to turn the still living mutant into lumps of mold-like biomass, which they attach to the missing lumps of flesh from the Dead God's back. Throughout the Valley of the Forgotten are pillars of mold and fungus stretching into the blackened sky of god flesh and expanding out into large festering patches of mushroom flesh, as if the Sporei are trying to fix, or possibly replace what the god has lost.
I assume the Dead God is about one continent huge, with maybe some bits of his body sticking in the water for some cool coastal cities.As such, on the northernmost continent, Silvak, a massive, monolithic structure has formed, acting as a beacon for both the Living Faith's Euclid-worshiping Schisms and the Euclid-transformed creatures that are currently without master. The Euclids themselves do not reside at the Inverted Pyramid, instead only checking in occasionally to gather servants, soldiers, and those worthy enough to become Emissaries, to bring on their exploits across the globe.
>>41000205Probably a few, with the Dead God forming the Easternmost/Westernmost third of the "Main" Continent.There are apparently Work Colonies, which are self explanatory, and the Old Realms, once-proud nations now dependent on the Dead Cities.
>>41000240The standard way of fighting against Euclids and their creations are to fortify and shell anything in sight. Of course, this only slows them down for a little bit. Hordes of non-Euclidean creations are expected, and the Living God cultists are sure to appear somewhere. There are a few lucky times in which Euclideans have been turned back, but most of the time it is a stalling action. A conscript is likely to break down after a month's worth of fighting, so most mental wards are overfilled with shell-shocked soldiers. There have been some methods to try and reverse the mental scarring that these men received, each having multiple degrees of success. Mind-wiping is the most favorable option, but dangerous and costly.>>41000240Aren't the Fearlacs the ones who created the CotDG (Church of the Dead God)?
Dwarves look like this. You can fluff the rest, I'm just making sure the dwarves are little scavenging gas-mask men.>>41000344Sharu and Kovan are both types of Fearlac.
>>41000296Holy fucking shit. Walking bio-weapons. That seems extraneous.
>>41000205Beyond the realm of the Dead God, the billowing pipes of miasma and churning vats of ichor, is the Vast Wetland, miles and miles, stretching out into the horizon, of swamp and marsh, ecers of mangrove trees, reeds, cattails and willows, all forms of wetlands blended seamlessly in all ways. Some say the Vast Wetlands can easily be traversed by boats, but others have reported some parts of the wetlands are deep, murky and filled with dangerous creatures. However, many believe beyond these wetlands are other lands, possibly with more sources of miasma and ichor.
>>41000375I bet they live in the Shadow. That's why they have gasmasks.
The One of Many Faces is believed among those who follow the Euclid = Angels theory to be the master of the Euclid that create emissaries, as Emissaries always have a strange mask as part of their transformation.>>41000313Evil Mecca. I like it.
>>41000123part 2/2>Aristocracy of the World is super afraid of getting mutated, so they form a speshul club called the Ascended, who use Miasma Machines to go full Deus Ex/Admech>They also created their own breed of mutated "High" elves to act as retainer>Oh yeah, the "elves" are basically small Gremlin people, and they's black.>Mostly common laborers, used in machine maintanance, and their a whole shitton of them. Like, their's more of them than people.>when they breath in too much Misma and ichor, they become Pitch Black, and they's stone-cold crazy niggas, and hella violent. So they either get shot or sent to military.>The one who don't live in cities are a bunch of cannibal forest dicks that use outdated majiks>Oh yeah, Ichor and Misma are used t make Magic. Ichor can replace nearly all reagents and the Scholars/Wizards have a monopoly on the distilleries.>Miasma is safer to use than Ichor, and is used for all your energy/power weapons, and burns super hot. Isn't as toxic and is more commonly used>We got several cities built on top of Dead God Bodyparts. Brain's got huge capitol city, Eyes have Nerdsdoing Nerd shit. Lungs are led by an Ichor hating Fascist Technocracy, who got most of the machines and shit. Left hand is somewhat unstable, Right Knee got nuked by Euclids and is ISIS holy site, and there are more places that we havent coveredThe towns and Villages not on God Parts are fucked. Shells of former glory that rely on trade from the Dead God Cities. Though some jobber is planning to take over Left Hand.>Also, Laws are written in Poem, the Lawyers are all Absurdest Metaphysics wizs, Mutants join PMCs, and the normal Wizards still mutate and mess with shit like Wizards are want to do.>Also there is a Secret Police that supposedly hunts down Euclid Cultists. No one knows, its a secret. Secret Police is also Wizards too.>>41000375They happen when a human and elf mate. Sterile as hell, and pretty ugly. Though they mutate at a much slower rate.
>>41000407The Vast Wetlands is largely unmapped, the trees too thick and the sky so dark to accurately map. There are only a few routes to connect cities to each other, each being a dangerous endeavor to travel. Many expeditions are launched to map the deeper parts of the Vast Wetlands. Only a few come back, each telling tales about horrifying creatures and long-forgotten tribes.I suggest that only a few creatures are described as actually real that reside in the Wetlands, and that the others are basically handwritten accounts or local legends.Should I use a name for now?
The world has three moons, one large, one small, and one fairly tiny. The oldest legends only speak of two.During a recent Total Solar Eclipse, some astronomers claimed they saw an object hidden by the sun. They were laughed out of respectability.
The nation is customarily ruled by an Empress, and below her, a senate. By tradition, the Empress is not allowed to dabble in either Ichor or Miasma, however the Ascended have been trying to change this so that the current Empress may join their ranks.
>>41000525The Vast Wetlands hold a horrible secret that noone on the dead god's land knows.It turns out the land stretched much farther, but the wetlands have swallowed the land, possibly long ago all at once, possibly over a slow march. But the wetlands are still encroaching upon the land
>>41000375>>41000488They were originally bred by the Ascended to see if they could be more useful servants than the elves. The Dwarfs disagreed.Violently.Fleeing into the vascular systems of the Corpse, the Dwarfs have an instinctive fear mutation from the various materials gathered there, despite its lessened effects on them, and fear retribution by the ascended.They trade with certain, less crazed cities, but otherwise try to keep to their own, hermetically sealed, enclaves. Living inside a corpse has both perks and disadvantages, after all.Out of fear they try to use as little Miasma and Ichor as possible, leading to rather efficient, if expensive, designs. They'd have better success if there was a source of refined mundane materials in the bloodstream BESIDES shattered ships.They're trying to figure out a way to breed amongst themselves. So far they've gotten nothing but the occasional abomination.
>>41000618How old is she? And what is the state of her family currently?
>>41000488>>41000626Due to their diminished capacity for mutation, dwarven ogres have never been documented. However, dwarven ghouls, which are undead created from ichor exposure after death rather than before it, have been spotted.
>>41000714Ghouls, unlike Ogres, do not produce their own Surrogate Parasites.However, then can act as carriers for them.
>>41000375>>41000488>>41000448Humans and elves rarely couple, or so it is said. Most often it takes the form of a human overseer forcing his attention on an elfmaid, or an elfmaid using her wiles for special treatment. A male elf/female human coupling would be downright scandalous.Results of such a union are an embarrassment, both from the social aspect, as well as the fact that the children are born stunted and oddly-formed, never reaching the height of even their elven relatives.These babes are usually abandoned in the Valley of the Forgotten/Shadow of the God, with the expectation that they die. However, there they may be found and raised by their adult crossbreed predecessors, a masked society of scavengers who dwell among the rot.
I'll be using a name for now.>>41000526Astronographers are one of the most valued jobs in the Cities. A lot of ships need an astronomer if they are to go to other ports and cities. Astronography is a confusing and unknown field of science, concerned with reading the stars to determine position and time. There is an attempt to make a star map, but most astronographers use familiar star patterns to determine time and position, such as the Heaven's Eye, or the Cricket's Haven. To determine time, you simply take a look at the sun with a miasmic conflagellator, and measure the contrast between the sun's brightness and the sky.
If a person consumes any of the god flesh they become Flesh-blighted, which is a horrible fate, so bad that people would rather starve than eat even a piece of god flesh
>>41000626>>41000761Eh, these can work together. Since they can't breed, they get their next generations from abandoned mutant babies!
>>41000619The Wetlands are slowly encroaching towards the Dead God, yet do not seem to touch it, as if it is anathema to itself. However, small villages have been swallowed and as a result, tons of refugees have come to the major cities. There are reports coming from the Wetlands by radio, that there is a giant tribe of mermen, that stalk the many rivers, preying on any boats or unfortunate fellow. This has not been confirmed.
>>41000679I'd say around 18-22, impressionable area. Mother is naturally dead, father on life support. (having been vehemently against joining the Ascended)
>>41000488Forgot to mention>Dead God's genetalia are strangely missing. No one knows why, not eve the scholars
>>41000870In some of the deeper water ways, rumors have surfaced of villagers spotting large, jagged spines rising out of the murky depths, stretching down entire rivers, as if the river itself was some creature's body, others claim witness of river boats being torn asunder by what is described as "walls of teeth that seem to have no end" and even more reports claim to see eyes that burn like the hottest ichor furnaces, gazing out, just below the surface of the murk, in the dead of night. None of these claims have been confirmed by officials.
>>41000789Another thing about Dwarfs: They abhor Miasma and Ichor.Where some might have concerns about mutation, the Dwarfs find it abhorrent. They seal their homes from it, they wear masks to filter it, they DO NOT WANT IT.It seems odd to some that the beings least affected by mutation are so fearful. Truthfully, they fear it for the same reason they're unaffected: It is Not, it is Un. It is so opposed to their existence it gives Dwarfs the same terror Humans and Elves feel about Pitch Darkness, Disease, and Taxation.Perhaps the Dead God really didn't like race mixing, but in any case the Dwarfs are scared of the stuff. They do recognize how useful it can be, but they LIMIT it.
>>41001194Babies retrieved from the Shadow/Valley undergo a ritual cleansing.After, they are not permitted outside the sealed area until they are of age.
>>41001284Supposedly, if a single child in the sealed area is detected as a mutant, the entire collection of children will be wiped clean, just as a precaution. Of course if it's true, no public records say.
Firearms exists in this setting, but the means to make them are a closely guarded secret by a few organizations.
>>41000872>literally pure, young impressionable princess.Waifu mode activatedshame about her mom. Would've preferred some MILF actionAnyway, back to Lore.>The foremost center of learning and research, especially concerning Magic and Ichor, is the Pure Gaze University, built atop the Dead God's Cyclopean Eye. Here the majority of research regarding the applications of Miasma, Ichor, and the Dead God in general occur. The central foyer of the university is has a thick, magically enhanced glass pane in the floor, showing off the Dead God's giant eye for all to see.The current head of the University is Magistratorum (his title) Velecos. He has a hands off approach to running the University, though it will well known that he favors the Mutational Research Department, and routinely visits it to see what kind of monstrous pets the researchers have cooked up for him.He is very secretive, cold, and is overall not interested with manners of spirituality or ethics, though he loves watching mutated animals fight and eat.He interacts very little, and some say he hides a grim secret. The secret is that, deep underneath the college, there are 5 more eyes, each one different completely in appearance to the other. And every month he bathes in their fluids to enhance his own magical powers, keep himself physically superhuman, and build a resistance to mutation. Y'all spooped yet?
>>41001435Except in the Lung City, where it's standard issue for guards to have at least a handgun.
>>41001505Doesn't mean they go about telling just ANYONE how to make it, though.
>>41001445Forgot my pic.
>>41001521Although some of the workers have been sneaking off with some of the weapons of late, trying to reproduce them since Lung City is known for it's oppressive city government which is runned by a R&D corporation that handles miasma and Ichor mutations. Said company often sees the workforce has an infinite source of test subjects.
>>41001445>Ascended superhumanNice.Giants wander the space between cities.
>>41001577Miasma sure, but remember that Lung City hates Ichor immensely.
>>41001577The Lung City destroys Ichor and anything relating to Ichor. I assume the Eye cities handle Ichor management.
The Stomach holds not a city, but instead a vast canyon. Many PMC groups reside here, as well as the largest church to the Living God in all of the eastern continent.
>>41001505Every city puts a spin on how they create their firearms. Small towns might make simple muskets, or rifles if they know how to. Some are imbued with miasma, removing the problem of loading times. Others are imbued with ichor. Mostly artillery and huge guns, since doing it for a handgun or rifle is costly and hard. There are no machine-guns, yet there are multiple-shot guns.Boats and other types of transportation are mostly powered by miasma, but engines are notoriously unreliable, as the miasma tends to corrode metal over time. Most transportation is either by carriage or by bike.
>>41001596Right nevermind on the Ichor. Said Corporation in order to encourage workers holds a lottery every year with the promise of the winner winning riches beyond his dreams. But the lottery entails 1 golden ticket (The Grand prize), Silver ticket, bronze ticket and 1000 purple tickets. Winning a purple ticket earns you the right to be a test subject.
>>41001591These "giants" aren't exactly real entities, as they have not corporeal form.Many believe them to be the lost and forlorn husks of God's that have been forgotten, made visible by the presence of the Dead God's body.They only show when a part of the God lies beneath them, and are completely untouchable and intangible. They seem to not like the smell of burning Miasma.They never interact with the physical world, and seem almost oblivious to it. Occasionally, they may stoop over and observe small children or dying men, but otherwise they seem content to walk about is a depressed shuffle.
The legs of the Dead God had been eaten away by time, only leaving brittle skin and bone behind. Said bone has been corroded over time, forming an ecosystem of rivers and lakes. Rainwater feeds the beings that reside in it. City-barges use the rivers for local transport. This is probably the only place where the grim-darkness of the setting isn't easily felt.
>>41001706Except, of course, for the fact that there's a giant smoking crater full of monsters and Living Fanatics after the city of the Right Kneecap was destroyed by the Euclid.
>>41001666Some people believe that the giants are the dead god's version of a white blood cell. Except since it's master or controller is dead, they have nothing to do now.
>>41001739The Left leg then, forms a narrow peninsula out into the ocean filled with rivers and lakes, with the remains of blood vessels forming canals, and the protruding toes forming large islands.The right leg is just sprawled ALL OVER what was once the Protectorate of San-Vall.
>>41001783>the limbs aren't straight, they're all stretch and bent lime a corpse would have.I like it. Much more interesting than it being another Dead body in the shape of a cross.Maybe have some body parts torn off and spread about., while the University Boys work on determining which part is supposed to go where
>>41001783This would work.
>>41001639The City of the Left Kneecap is famous for absolutely despising guns, instead preferring melee weapons. The City of the Left Kneecap is very lucky nobody cares about destroying it.
>>41002085I like that. They have experience against pirates, perhaps? I can see that as a valid explanation for their preference in melee weapons.Pirates scour the rivers of the Bone Sea, attacking trade vessels and passenger ships if able. These guys are frenzied and incomprehensible, dedicating their actions for the Immortan Kraken, a man rumored who had too much ichor and steers the Iron Maiden, a battleship of supernatural fury, blazing as if it were a will bull. Tales appear throughout the many ports, but no man has seen it, or lived to tell about it.
>>41002085>>41002216The City of the Left Kneecap is also known for its many breweries, delightful city center, vibrant fishing and shipping industry, and public torture and execution of pirates.
I have grown too tired to keep adding to the setting, I have archived the thread on sup/tg/ in case it is kill while I am gone. I look forward to building more with you.
>>41002332I hope this gets a second thread.
>>41002297Also, if this thread isn't up tomorrow, search "Miasmapunk" in the catalog every now and then, because if I do a continuation it'll be with that name.
An expedition once was sent out to look into the rumors of the missing Dead God's genitals. The last stop they were seen in, they had left some cryptic notes hinting they were on to something, and vanished. A massive manhunt turned up no trace of the expedition.
Fashion amongst both elves and humans is based on wearing a heavily decorated piece of clothing or an accessory corresponding to the Dead God City you hail from;>Eye city dwellers wear elaborate spectacles or monocles>Brain and skull inhabitants prefer large hats and head dresses (the Empress' crown and veil are a beautiful construct which requires support from both an internal frame and two high elven servants)>City of the Left Knee Cap wear spiked, patterned and jeweled pieces of armour on their left knees>Inhabitants of the Lung city of the Endless Engine wear complex breastplates and/or respiratorsEtc.These fashions apply far less in the Old Realms and Kingdoms. Those which are dependent on a Dead God City will sometimes import fashions from their benefactor, while independent realms will either come up with some other fashion craze or are too poor for fashion to be a concern for most people.
>>41004943This is a very good campaign hook. What system should be used for this? A homebrew seems fitting.>>41006017Shit I never thought about this. Good job anon.
>>41004943The absence of the Dead God's genitals has given way to widespread speculation about its gender. The Fealac commonly refer to the god as their father. Meanwhile, the two recently split sects of the church both have their own commonly accepted interpretation: the sect of the dead god's loving self-sacrifice tend to treat it as a motherly, female-leaning entity while the sect of the harbinger of judgement depict it as a stern father who shall bring order to his wayward children once revived.
>>40995673The Endless Engine has a close relationship with the Dead City of the Heart, which is responsible for mining metals/recycling broken things and is a hub of religious activity for radicals of every belief.
>be me>be the one to suggest the Dead God>go to bed>wake up an look at this thread.>mfwI love you so much /tg/. People may complain and slander, but threads like this prove why I love you.>loreLuddite cannibals, while usually a minor menace, have occasionally taken to the field, though they despise the Euclid's and the civilized lands equally. While normally a minor threat due to their weak magics and inferior technology, occasionally they perform a great and costly ritual, one which takes many days of preparation, and at least one willing sacrifice. The Sacrificial warrior will allow his body to become and Avatar for one of their savage God's, and he'll take to the field as a savage juggernaut, his body warped into the Old God's appearance. This, of course, inevitably kills the sacrificed warrior when the magic runs dry.One account claims that one of these juggernauts was able to leave a deep scar on a careless Euclid, before the Euclid disintigrated the Avatar in a single blow, though this had yet to be fully confirmed.The soldiers who witnessed it, a detachment sent from Left Kneecap to rendezvous with another detachment from Left Elbow, claim that the Avatar smelled vaguely of piss and Lutefisk, a disgusting and slimy type of fish commonly harvested and eaten at Left Kneecap, and is the most common variety of fish in the Leg Rivers
>>41008075Oh, to clarify, Avatar was disintegrated, not the Euclid
>>41008075>>41001591>>41001666>>41001762The nature of Gods worshipped by civilisations outside of the Dead God Cities is a bit of a mystery. Some claim that these pagan Gods and the ethereal Giants are one and the same, while others claim that, like the Sharu and the Kovan, Giants are a type of Fearlac.Anyway /tg/ if you can keep this thread alive for a while, or make a sequel if it does die, I'm going to give some drawfagging a go. Might make a map.
>>41009651Don't worry, We're only on page 3, as long as we come up with more ideas, it should still be here.Perhaps we should speak on the various other Towns and Villages that stand atop the Corpse God. I know Left Hand was mentioned briefly, but had no other info in it.Ther needs be some more owns, like Big Thumb, Ruptured Elbow, The Shoulder's Shelf, or Severed Spine
>>41009828The Left Hand is closed, as if to hold something.It had six fingers, but the Index Finger is severed, and forms a large island off the coast of the Left Leg.Redbone City and Seadran's Stair were the largest cities on the hand, before the expeditions returned from the center of the hand.Seadran's Stair is named as such because of the natural ramp up to the Dead God a flap of skin forms. Also because the guy who founded it was Seadran.Devgrerian Scouts have been sighted near the Stair.
>>41009828>>41009970Cities built upon organs are usually larger and grander than cities built on limbs or expanses of flesh. This is because they are regarded by both branches of the church as being more religiously significant and maybe matter taken from certain parts/organs of the God has special properties? Don't want to draw attention away from Miasma and Ichor though.Of course, Limb Towns are still important to Organ Cities. The vast plains of skin and flesh on the arms, torso and what remains of the leg are ideal for growing gigantic fungus crops, and the fungus is vital for extracting Miasma and Ichor.
>>41009828The Right Hand has been completely overtaken by the Living Faith and is considered a rogue element. The hand is clenched and remained this way due to huge scale rigor mortis, making it difficult to traverse by anybody except those used to crawling about crevices and generally being sneaky shits, such as the Living Faith. For this reason, attempts to take back the hand have consistently failed, and the Lung City refuses to offer help.
>>41010201triangle ISIS strikes again
>>41008075>be meWho the fuck else would you be?
>>41010499You. We are all one in the eternal consciousness.
There is a sect within the Organ City of the Brain that is dedicated to discovering the Dead God's cause of death.This is done though expeditions and analyses if the Dead God's tissues. Because of this they have the most complete map of the entirety of the Dead God.Their work is stymied because of false reports and disappearances of its members.Is there any work we can do on the setting prior to the discovery of the God-Corpse, or should that be kept to scant details to avoid bloating into a setting within a setting?
>>41011038I think it'd be better to keep it apocryphal, especially since it was Witcher-style low fantasy,
Time for unwanted yet necessary details>PlumbingEveryone poops, that's the natural way of things. Fecal matter is often collected or in some way directed to the flesh fields to act as a supplement for the growth of the fungus. In larger and richer comsipolitan areas, there is usually a plumbing system, powered by a large, pnuematic Miasma Furnace that transports the defecate where it needs to go. In the poorer areas, small latrines instead dump into a large sewer, that is either set on an incline, or pushed along by sewage workers with paddles, whereas much more poverty stricken or rural areas commonly use chamber pots or latrines.Such refuse has been known to release miasma when treated with fungus, though only in small trace amounts. This Miasma is often collected in more heavily populated areas, often by the refineries, though this amount is negligable, save for on especially bountiful feast-days.A Somewhat common practice amongst the exceptionally wealthy and power, is to instead divert all defecate on their property to a septic holding area, where they convert and store it into personal stores to Miasma. The oversight of this system is often left to a highly respected High Elf steward or other similar person, and is considered a great honor and comes with much power, oversight, and say in the household, along with the privileges that come with high rank. Almost all of the Ascended have an extensive and state-of-the-art septic system.Due to jealousy for this rank, often these stewards are referred to as "Brown Ears" by the common servants of the house, bu this phrase has evolved to mean "Insufferable person within a high position that is ridiculous". As such, this has become a popular insult thrown at bureaucrats.>>41011038I always thought that the Pure Gaze University would have some sway on expeditions and mapping out the body parts. Perhaps they are funded by the Brain, which is the major Capital, and are often accompanied by officials?
In mortal decay there would be a stage in which the body bloats by the production of gases.There is no evidence of this stage in the God Corpse.So there is no evidence of microbes (macrobes? Deus-obes?) within the God whilst he was still living.
>>41011222There are some theories that the Surrogate Parasites may have once been a part of the Dead God's lymph systems, but have mutated over time. However, this is only hearsay and has not been confirmed yet.
>>41011222For this we need a Forensic Scientist to come in and educate us on decomposition.
>>41011038One of the main causes behind expedition member disappearances are dwarf attacks. Dwarf communities consider any humans or elves straying too deep into the Dead God as intruders trying to take away what little they have.>>41011095Yes, best to keep pre-Miasmatic/Ichoric civilisation vague. Civilisations outside of the Dead God Cities such as luddites, cannibals and the Old Realms romantacise it but fail but to truly grasp it. The Dead God Cities themselves need only look at the luddites, cannibals and Old Realms to be immediately put off wanting to know anymore about life without the fabulous secretions produced by the fungus.Also, how exactly does Miasma machinery work? Is Miasma used as a combustible in engines or is it somehow sublimed directly into energy?
>>41011278Depends on the form that Miasma takes. What physical states can it assume?Gas?Liquid?Solid?Plasma?Non-Newtonian Fluid?Some form of colloid? (one type of physical state uniformly spread out inside another)
>>41011278>>41011355Miasma is commonly collected as aerosalized spores from the fungus. It can be dried and condensed into powder, or pressurized into a more potent gas, or converted into a colloid when mixed with other liquid substances.When Miasma is burnt, it releases both intense amounts of heat, as well as some raw arcane energy, which is often used for simple constructs, engines, and weapons. So it does both, it combusts, and also sublimes directly into energy, and this energy can be directed or used in different ways depending on how the Miasma is prepared.Basically, its magical Propane, whereas Ichor is magical Radioactive Crude Oil.
>>41011538So, solid (spores) dispersed phase and liquid dispersion medium gives us a sol (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sol_(colloid)).From this we can do things with it:>Production:Are the spores condensed into a sol or are they rolled into balls then milled via a rotary grinder?>Brownian motion:The suspended particles will move in random directions. But is the direction really random?>Tyndall/Rayleigh Scattering:Could be used to see how "pure" a sample is by the intensity of the color it shines back.>sol use:See picture attached.
>>41011538Ichor is either liquid or crystallized.
>>41011222Or perhaps the bloating has happened long ago, shortly after the god's demise, when the dead cities were yet to be built. The bloating then ulminated in a gaseous eruption of cataclysmic size that left much of the pre-Miasmic society in ruins and wiped away most of its achievements- forcing the survivors to seek sustenance from the fungus, and the rest is history. The cities that survived the putrid catacysm were those of the Old Realms, far enough away to be safe- and the distance that once saved them from the eruption proved to be the reason of their slow and steady decline since, as they are consequently too far from the Dead God to produce miasma and ichor of their own
>>41011538Miasma fires are used in crematoriums to neutralize the effects of ichor on the dead.Depending on the arcane energy output of the fires, humans burned alive by these fires may become Efreet (alternatively spelled "Ifrit)).
>>41012038Which is why they must be burnt over a long period of time at a low setting, less incineration and more melting.As such crematoriums are long gapped conveyor belts over an eternally blazing miasma-fire pit which eventually dump the charred corpse to be used as food for the mushrooms.
>>41011538>>41011763>>41011957Fungus secretes Miasma and Ichor/releases puffs of Miasma and Ichor spores (depending on if we go with foggy, gooey fuel or spore based fuel) when grown from a human/elven corpse or a magical creature's corpse, respectively.New fungus can only be grown on God flesh. Fungus produce spores once a year. The amount of spores produced and how likely those spores are to produce a healthy crop is based on factors such as temperature and purity of the God flesh; a good fungus farmer will keep his patch of land free from pests, dirt and chemicals. Anything that finds its way into the flesh can impact the growth of the fungus.Once the fungus has reached a healthy size it can be moved onto the appropriate corpse for Miasma or Ichor production. A healthy fungus will imbed itself in the dead flesh but fungus spores will not and, again, must be grown on God flesh at first. Once a fungus is imbedded in a corpse it will never produce reproductive spores, only Miasma or Ichor.Just as the God flesh must be kept pure for a standard crop, so too must a corpse be kept clean. So, in the culture of the Dead God Cities, the dying are usually promised a rather happy ending, as they will spend their last days pampered and fattened up. Their bodies will be cared for excellently to prevent or remove any rot or infection. Clean, meaty corpses ensure the best Miasma production.Miasma and Ichor frm poor harvets tend to release too little energy, or are more mutagenic than usual. The very worst crops are actually capable of producing Blackmist, even though they are far from the Shadow of the God and its Sporei (>>41000095).
Studies have shown that the more 'pure', that is, the less tainted by miasma or ichor, the greater the effects granted by them.As nearly everyone in the known world is tainted by miasma, this hardly ever comes into play, but the old Emperor and the Dowager Empress-Consort made strong pains to keep their daughter as pure as possible.
>>41011744>that filenameWe have gone full circleAnyway, Considering that this stuff is magical God-Flakes, I'd imagine that the particles, when actively being observed, move in different patterns and shapes unpredictable to normal human or elf comprehension. All scholars know is that they aren't random, as they seem to repeat pending on the person viewing the patterns.I guess you can use scattering to determine purity, that makes sense.Other than that, lets not think too hard about it. This is a setting filled with Abominable Math Angels and Magic Cyborgs.>>41012038Efreet are beings of pure smoke, flame, and ash, as such they can often travel around in clouds of dust when thy feel the need to.They seem attracted to the heat that comes off of Miasma Fires, and will occasionally clog up Exhaust Pipes with their basking. Normal flame can attract them, but they seem almost intoxicated by Miasmic fireIt is unknown whether they are intelligent or not, as they seem to be skittish around normal folk. They have a bad habit of accidentally setting dry cloth and paper on fire by accident. when fleeing.Artists love making sculptures and writing about the grace at which they move, so some will construct radiators to attract and observe their muses. In action they appear to move in smooth/squirrely motions that are almost like dances, and can range anywhere between human size to fitting within the palm of one's hand.When multiple Efreet vie for a singular place, they will often engage in a "swirling" contest, whether they dance and swirl around each other in an attempt to pin or grapple the other, with the loser forfeiting the rite to the flame.While a mostly harmless nuisance, some people prefer to exterminate or relocate them away from delicate work or materials. This is usually done by catching them in a sack that's been soaked with water and Ichor, and either taking them somewhere else, or dowsing them to death. They make horribly pitiful shrieks on death.
>>41010103Perhaps fungus grown from major organs simply produces higher quality miasma/ichor? Or perhaps miasma/ichor which is 'predisposed' towards certain functions, like miasma/ichor produced at the eye produces superior sensory mechanisms and scrying spells, liver causes fewer mutations (because the liver purifies the blood), etc.
All the smoke that rises into the air from burning miasma and ichor collects in the sky, so quickly does this build up take place, that it's expected that twice a year a Downfall occurs. When a Downfall occurs, dark green fluids rain from the pitch, oily clouds in the sky. It is an event that is forecasted weeks in advanced, and considered an incredibly dangerous weather phenomena, as the sickly green rain is highly toxic, so that a single drop on a persons skin can be fatal. The toxin doesn't just kill you, it will cause a rapid mutation into an immovable, squirming mass of tumors. Thankfully, the Downfall lasts only a few hours at the most, and the rain quickly dries up, however every year the build up happens quicker and the Downfall lasts longer.
>>41012584>Artists love making sculptures and writing about the grace at which they move, so some will construct radiators to attract and observe their musesYou just know that someone has tried to fuck one of those.And on a completely different topic, what entertainment exists in this world?The classics such as old man telling stories to children surely exist, and you know a hipster is going to make percussion and string instruments out of the Dead God.But what is unique and shared between these people of the Corpse? What gives their lives vibrance and depth?
>>41012869As said in >>41006017 designing and trying out new fashions is popular.Seeing as the world is pretty grimdark already I think it wouldn't hurt for gladiators to still be popular. Slave matches between mutants, cannibals, luddites and outsiders for the locals' amusement.City of the Left Kneecap enjoys a good old pirate execution (>>41002245).
>>40999633Not a bad way to go, to be honest.The Dead God's corpse didn't come down in one piece. A good portion of something close to a liver landed somewhere in an ocean west of the God.(Name it whatever.) The sea water is now a witch's brew of Miasmia, Ichor, and other, more exotic and horrendous substances.
>>41013032Surprisingly plausible given the fact that Dishonored takes part on a small (compared to the Pandyssian Continent) series of islands which consider the main Continent to be infested with savages and the like.Just have the God Corpse on the far side of the Pandyssian Continent to the Isles and you can comfortably slot in the Dishonored world.
>>41013032>The sea water is now a witch's brew of Miasmia, Ichor, and other, more exotic and horrendous substances.Miasma and Ichor comes exclusively from fungus grown on corpses. The god corpse itself produces neither but is the only thing which can grow fungus capable of reproduction.The ocean could be infected with something else though. There do appear to be some weird properties/fluids from the God corpse: >>41001445
>>41000873>"It Lies in the Pelvic Abyss..." ~the sole cryptic rumor talked amongst Misasmics.No one knows what exactly lies in the Pelvic Abyss, except that it is valuable enough that many organizations have invested heavily in countless expeditions and religious crusades/pilgramages into the Pelvic Abyss.Even Euclids, whom many civilization fears or worships, hesitate to approach the Pelvic Abyss for reasons unknown. However, it is the same place where the Euclid count is at it's highest.
>>41012869>The Opera is as much of a social event as it is a performance. A symbol that ties together people o all social classes, the operahouse is a place where people will meet up, dress as nicely they can, and have enjoyable discussion whilst the performance plays in the back.>Because of this factor, most opera companies will focus of quanity over quality, and a savvy artist can make some quick coin by writing up and renting out Opera scripts.>For those of less than savory tastes, the underground hosts the usual ammenities of gambling, substances, and "pleasures of the flesh">A popular routine in the underworld are Pit Fight, were patrons may watch and bet on fights between mutants, beasts and ruffians of all sorts. While this is a known event in many cities, it is still "officially" looked down upon, and no "decent" person would admit to attending them. Their existance is mostly an open secret, and an experience most people, high-born or low, keep to themselves.>Various Churches as host different musical celebrations, and art competitions, and of course you will always have the occasional wealthy patron to commission artists and musicians to make things for the public, often to benefit his image.>Children, when not stuffed into classrooms or helping their parents at wok, will often play their usual make believe games, with the most popular being "Bulwark", a contact sport where team take turns trying to pass a flat disc against the opposing team's defences in order to place it in one of 4 bases past the enemy bulwark, while being limited to holding the disk between their forearms.>Cross-stitch, quilting, embroidery, and other forms of sewing are also popular, and many people engage in quilting contests. It is a skill highly sought out for in a suitor, either male or female.Here, threw in some comfiness while I was at it.>>41013186I'd prefer we keep the setting its own thing, and just leave the outside world mostly unknown and alien.
>>41012869>You just know that someone has tried to fuck one of those.The former libertine Richard von Vivre, a nobleman well known for his hedonistic lifestyle, attempted it once. After he was taken to the hospice, and people stopped laughing, he was forever known as "Smoked Richard", an name now used to refer to horribly over-cooked sausage.The phrase was coined by his nephew, currently the head of the Pure Gaze University's Mutational Research Department, Germaine Calijael Descartes.
>>41013234Good point. Retcon!The sea water is now a witch's brew of hostile fluids. Some are merely highly toxic.Others...are more exotic.One of these fluids occasionally crystallizes and drifts in pink, jagged chunks the size of a fist just beneath the surface of the water. Netting these is the only known way to collect this substance-It has a lower boiling point than water, which would make it difficult to distill even if the vapors weren't horrendously corrosive.In its normal, liquid form, the substance is a hot pink and translucent, and is a (something horrible but potentially useful. Fill in, please? My brain's out of ideas for today.)Thankfully, the substance is inert in crystal form. Unfortunately, it seems to melt and recrystallize seemingly at random...
>>41013679armor? Sealant? Something which protects something by acting as a second skin to it.The problem is that eventually it will become a literal second skin.
>>41013785Hot pink latex armor.Does this setting have a thriving BDSM scene?
Some lazy drawfagging. A kind of in character propaganda look at some of the races.
Sitting on the cliff edge of the great sea, the City of the Right Foot boasts the largest sea fleet known to the cities of the Dead God. Isolated from the politics of the other cities since the destruction of the right knee, the city has become a trading haven for pirates, merchants and exiles, as well den for poets, artists and the many drugs they consume. The city is run by Khol Hulder, an exiled noble from the royal line, cousin to the Empress.
Dwarves' breath smells of garlic.
Medieval Canada. How would it work?
The Blighted Company has built a moving fortress, powered by miasma.
>>41000525Perharps it was only natural that this lawless frontier attracted all sorts of misfits and outlaws. These undesirables have constructed several settlements, from poor farming hamlets inhabited by heretics to bustling market towns brimming with stolen goods. Chief among the latter is the Island-Fortress of Shegneth, located on a triangular island surrounded by large rivers, and led by an influential crime lord.
>>41016342They believe it wards off the effects of Miasma.
Euclids have a habit of waiting under the sea as they approach land, preventing coastal cities and patrolling ships from seeing them coming.
>>41017865Good idea. There are a few settlements in the Vast Wetlands each fortified just to survive the near-constant attacks the feral mermaids that reside in them. They inhabit caves, sunlight being anathema to them. To live in the Vast Wetlands is a hard and dangerous life, but with danger comes safety. Criminals reside here to avoid detection by the authorities, and they congregate to form small settlements. The Wetlands seems to have an adverse effect on them, as they grow scaly, slimy skin and grow less human as time goes on.
What I imagine the average guardsman looks like.
>>41023084Here you see an Exemplar of the Right Tibia's Guardsforce, an officer in charge of at least 10 Guardsmen, collectively called a Squad.She reports to the Co-ordinator, a bureaucrat, who is in charge of the deployment of Squads for their area.There is a lot more detail in the bureaucracy of the cities and their police force, but that is for another time.=====This Exemplar is one who is expected to work closely with Miasma and Ichor and this has replaced her Flat Mask with a Breathing Mask.They have shunned the heavy, clanking plate they usually wear for the supple leather which is no less proof against the secretions of the fungus, but may allow her to escape their grasp.Steel and Boom are this Exemplar's friend. The steel bears a heraldry that comes from her house, or perhaps she hopes to start a house with that heraldry? The Boom is small and unlikely to open craters larger than a fist in people, but it is also likely to have many, many kinds of cartridges available to swallow; For no-one uses the Boom without losing a bit of themselves to it.
>>41014421It exists but can't be called thriving. Add in the fact that binding yourself with leather and chains is seen (erroneously) as something followers of the Living God, servants of the Euclid, and all ne'er-do-wells do and that is some underground shit right there.
IS there anybody else awake and working on this, or am I the only one bumping this thread?
The duty of each Guardsforce varies from city to city, but each has a blanket responsibility to stop the miasma and ichor mushrooms from leaving the Corpse-God.Partly out of ensuring the outliers don't gain access to miasma and ichor and thus continue to rely on the cities, and partly to prevent the partly-fungoid "shamblers" from arising as a result of improper care that will inevitably arise from backwards yokels attempting to cultivate things they cannot comprehend.
A final bump before I let this thread die.I hope to heaven and hell that someone#s going to make a second thread tomorrow.
Seasons? It seems like the Ichor-based societies would be at a disadvantage when the spring/summer periods bring about increased miasma; rotting body and all. Maybe nobility would distance themselves from heat; cold being consider a purifying element. Industry workers would always complain about their position putting them close to warmth. Keeping with the original Norse myth inspirations, maybe some kind of Frost Giant would appear during the middle part of winter season, rumored to cross from their homeland islands on belts of ice.
>>41028754Rumors of a godforce that strayed too far from the city and returned as skeletal abominations are common amongst the Lung City populace.
>>41035683Unsurprisingly, there are variations of these rumours from each city.Surprisingly, they all tell of the same squad. Efforts from the City of the Eye are being made to see why this is so, and why the cities above the neck don't suffer from these rumours.>>41033189>original Norse myth inspirationsI must have come in really late because I can't see where that is.
>>41036012>I must have come in really late because I can't see where that is.I guess he means the dead god.
>>41036012>>41036153Dead God Anon here. I was originally thinking of a mix of Xenoblade and FFIX at the time.Personally, I like what this thread did with it instead.
>>41036248I thought this was going to go full Autochthton (Exalted) and have people tap into still-flowing arteries for water and food, nice to see people completely subverting expectations.
>>41018876They almost NEVER approach from the sea with :>>41013679 in it.One influential figure in the Brain thought it might be smart to dump a lot of it in the ocean.He was laughed out of High Society.
>>41036334Same, I made sure the starting prompt was unique for a reason, but never expected it to become homebrew-worthy.
>>41027216...I sorta meant it as a joke. Can we have this NOT be armor or a sealant?I'd tolerate it if it was...but I don't think it's a good idea.
A expedition into ruins deep within the Wetlands found an etched steele. On it, it talks about the Coming of the Third Moon and a Terrible Cloud that would stain the world, with details matching up to use of Miasma and Ichor. It also talks about a Fourth Moon that will bring a terrible salvation.The entire party was executed and the steele rubbings were 'proven' to be fake.
>>41042011The "Witch's Brew", as it is colloquially known, is at least somewhat sentient as can be seen from the formation of its pseudopods and rudimentary organelles if gathered in large enough quantities.Alongside the Miasma & Ichor mushrooms, the Dead-God bones & flesh, and Blackmist, Witch's Brew is one of the para-gnostication materials used by the Revivist Churches who attempt to make the Dead God live through dark and dangerous rituals unheard of until now.Good logic indicates that either the Euclid of the Fealc are behind this information.So far nothing has come of this other than the corruptions of everyone involved in the ritual into beings of fungi, meat and warped space.However there remains a rumour that one of the distal Phalange-states disappeared because of a ritual that imbued it with life again.This is obvious fungal rot as not only is there no tracks from the God Corpse indicating the Phalange's movement, all Phalanges, destroyed or otherwise, have already been accounted for by the Eyes and Brain.>>41042482In fact, the steele itself is proudly displayed in the public centre of the Throat, were traffic of materials both living and inorganic flows heavily between the head and the rest of the body. Boldly proclaiming one and all to observe the duplicity of the steele.To this end it is proclaimed by the Brain and Eye both that the steele must never be removed for even a single second from that position and to do so is treason against not only them but also the entire people of the Dead God.
>>41036012https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ymir>The gods Odin, Vili, and Vé fashioned the Earth (elsewhere personified as a goddess; Jörð) from his flesh, from his blood the ocean, from his bones the hills, from his hair the trees, from his brains the clouds, from his skull the heavens, and from his eyebrows the middle realm in which mankind lives, Midgard.
The science behind Ichor and Miasma powered tech is a deep and confusing business. In the cities of the Dead God, dangerous jobs are performed by very archaic automatons, Copper Dolls, which are fueled by Ichor and Miasma, the magical compounds allowing the strange machines to function properly. When Copper Dolls are damaged beyond repair or become useless is some way, they are thrown away in scrap heaps, however, a strange phenomenon has been witnessed many times. Because it is impossible to completely clean out the residue of Miasma and Ichor left in the machinery, the fuel left inside marinates in the automatons for months, possibly years, and eventually the Copper Dolls become animate, stalking the city like zombies of metal and ceramic. They are mostly harmless, if not a nuisance, as they attempt to perform their old jobs, but in places they are not supposed to, like trying to tear apart an housing block, however, far older Copper Dolls that were not torn apart tend to possess far more violent tendencies
The Town of the Left Shoulder is secretly in the hands of a heterodoxy of the Dead God. Using samples gleaned secretly, they are attempting to construct a Godschild, which they feel will lead them to triumph and dominate the worldThe cities of the Eye and the Brain both know about this 'secret' plan and are content to quietly sabotage them.
>>41046919>Church is performing ritual to make new God>Time is at hand>Suddenly Velecos bursts in, wearing nothing but the hid of some experimental Ichor monster he recently got bored of.>He duplexes the Archbishop, and sets the ceremony ablave with arcane fire.He then finds the stash of communion wafers, grabs the most famished cultist he can, and noisily eats them in front of him.>meanwhile he forces the other people to hold piles of almonds for him while eating bowls of eggs.>the starving cultist asks "Why are you doing this?">"Because, in this moment, I am Euphoric"And that is why the Department of Miasmic and Ichoric Drugs and Stimulants lost their funding
>>41047037>duplexes the archbishopHoly shit that's really nice, offering to share a flat with the guy?
>>41047067Living Space in Left Shoulder is apparently at a premium.
One of the most well kept secrets of the upper class of the country is referred to as "the message" Many many years ago, when the cities of the Dead God were first rising, a message was discovered upon the Dead God's left brow, carved into the bone itself"All Gods Fall"
>>41047276How about it just being an unknown etching, seemingly calligraphic in nature which appears to squirm before the eye.And a mansion was built upon it out of fear of someone understanding what it means.
>>41047366I dunno, I think I prefer the idea that it's like some mining facility converted into a research center, with the tightest security around, as only the highest of the high brow are even allowed to walk down the winding tunnel of flesh to see the huge wall of bone, with either a tiny etching into the bone, or a massive wall of words. Though the unknown nature of the writing might be a better idea, so scholars spend day after day trying to translate or figure out what it says
>>41047585I like the idea that there are hints all over that This Shit Be Cray Cray And Wrong, and everyone is either ignoring or supressing it.
Just finished reading this thread.This is metal as fuck, keep up the good work.
>>41048220I dunno, theres not enough chrome, and too much mutating for it to be really "metal"
>>41048282To be fair, all we need to do is say the God-bones are chrome in appearance and the national music is Heavy Metal Opera.Though that is neither here nor there as we are trying to finish up this setting....Maybe after we've cemented this setting someone else can convert to something more metallic.
This is the face of the fallen, continent expanding god.
>>41048547The Supreme Host, guardian of all religious knowledge, hold on covetously to the message sent by the god in a language older than creation."Can anyone hear me? Can anyone hear me? Can anyone hear me..."
>>41046512Interesting, but I thought that Miasma and Ichor generally don't work together?
>>41045776The world isn't made out of the giant Dead God though, he just happens to be sprawled across one part of it and some parts of him have decayed into the land scape.>>41047276>>41048547>>41048857I think we ought to avoid making too much stuff about the nature of the Dead God as it risks getting rid of the mystery. It draws attention away from Miasma, Euclids, etc. and undermines the setting's religions if it suddenly becomes canon that 'lol war in heaven' or 'lol god is an astronaut.'
>>41049818Agreed. Keep the Dead God origins unknown.
>>41047810So, what have I missed? I'm happy that /tg/ is getting shit done before my eyes.
>>41048547Wrong, the God is a Cyclopean horror, with five more eyes burried deep within its head.Read the thread.
>>41049818>>41049894I would like to third this
The Bringers of Homeostasis wishes to return the Dead God to life, as they see themselves as chosen servants obligated to reanimate and join their God once more in heaven.They have recently gained much popularity in the small cities of the Kidneys, and through a combination of ichor-run machinery and slave labor, were able to return the functions of the city to somewhat of a semblance of their former power. The Bringers gain much of their income through the purification and reclamation of the wastewaters that flow through.The other cities see them as strange, as they detest the use of Miasma and Ichor unless used directly to help revive the old functions of the Dead God. Self-modification through Ichor is seen as the highest heresy, as it is to confer an aspect of the divine upon oneself.
>>41052598Sounds like another part of the Faecl.
>>41049068Well I thought perhaps different function of the Copper Dolls are fueled by the two different compounds, and having the two fuels just sit around, mixing up and corroding by themselves, turns the Copper Dolls into animate zombie machines
By the Dead God's backside this thread shall live!
>>41055102"If you can reach the Dead God's backside!" is a common expletive showing disbelief in the likelihood of something, much like we'd say "When Hell freezes over!"This is because reaching the Dead God's backside would require an incredibly dangerous trek through the Valley of the Forgotten, a feat wh
>>41055260*a feat which no one has yet accomplished, woops
>>41055260Actually it is possible to travel to the gap between the terra and the Dead God as pronounced here >>41000055The real trouble is returning.The Valley of the Forgotten is the only reliable two-way path between the Backside and the rest of the world.
So what's the life expectancy
>>41057052for the Ascended? "As long as you don't get killed".Everyone else has more-or-less a "natural" lifespan, except for those in contact with Miasma or Ichor on a daily basis.
>>41057228Natural: Everything is tainted with Miasma/Ichor since most plants are grown on the corpse. They don't release Miasma/Ichor like mushrooms, merely store it.Unnatural: So full of fungus that they don't know what death is. Nor do they know what life is either.
Contrary to popular belief, there are no canals in the Ear Canals.The Ears DO have a large amount of Earwax, which, while not growing fungus quite as quickly as normal flesh, does make quite the Concrete when prepared correctly.
>Excerpts from the Research Journal of Professor Dmitri Mordekalav, Pure Gaze University, Mutational Research Department>Day 1It was quite a stroke of luck for us to gain access to this subject. Not many Dwarves venture out of their Enclaves, except for transient and well guarded traders. This fellow, a rather brutish thing named Grimvelk, was apparently exiled from their lands and found his way to the surface, where he promptly got himself involved in a fight and murdered a High Elf retainer who had been sent by his master to check-up on the his workers. The savage was promptly arrested, however with a few words and a well placed bribe, he was put in the custody of our department.The subject himself seems typical for his misbegotten kind. Washed-out complexion like granite, wrinkled and lumpish face, squat form, and breath so heavy with the scent of garlic it could possibly knock an Ogre out cold. The Subject is clean shaven, though some patches of facial hair seem to be going through, and he has taken a proud fondness to it. When asked why he seems so giddy, he responds by saying "Coonts loiuh mae ai' allowue nah baurds, fings ge' i' wauh ov mausk. Onle O'l Baurds ge' im, sin' dey dun woek ou' nah mahr"Suffice to say, this has been an "enlightening" experience to hear what the ugly halfbreeds sound like amongst each other, and no when trading with the civilized lands. I have made note to forward this snippet to the Anthropology & Mercantile Studies Department.Currently, the first step of our research is completely sterilizing the subject, checking his health, and prepping him for experimentation. I have also requested that his mouth be washed thoroughly as to get rid of that offensive odor of rotten garlic that spills forth every time he speaks. So far he seems fairly healthy, other than a few scars, and as expected he has no traces of mutation on his person.
>>41052904The Bringers are completely human, although they are an offshoot of the Fealacs. They felt that most of the Fealacs have delved too deep into Miasma and Ichor augmentation, appropriating the powers of the Dead God for selfish reasons.One of the greatest assets to reinforce their independence from both Lung City and the original Fealacs is the Suprarenal Pyramids. While the Brain still holds the most control over the Dead God's functions, the Pyramids regulated many of the greater, involuntary functions of the God such as the composition of vitae and the fluxing of its channels. The Bringers theorize that they could potentially regulate all the power flow of the city if they unlock all the Pyramids' secrets. While far from this goal, their discovery of the Adrenal serum within the depths of the Pyramids was the key to their success. The liquid, when ingested, would give them unparalleled strength, agility, and endurance. However, as the chemical was meant for the divine, not humans, would often render one comatose if not dead. While used rarely due to this, it was able to turn the tide of both a massive Church assault and the only Euclid attack the Kidneys have suffered.
>>41058608>offshoot of the FealacsI don't think this is possible. The Fealacs appear to be a collection of races. They're at the center of the organised religion though, so the Bringers could be another split of that.
Like most worlds, this one was created from the corpse of an Old God. From his blood spawned the first monstrous creatures, the First Ones.
>>41058824Boy are you late for this.
Is it worth making something like a PDF or Google doc for this?Would need a rule about not adding anything directly to the document though: its only there for assembling and organising stuff from the thread(s, if we make more after this one).
>>41058558>Day 15After 15 days, I still cannot remove the scent of Garlic from the lab.Aside from that, the subject has been shown to become increasingly agitated and rash. When his mouth isn't covered he keeps shouting more death threats and curses until his throat grows hoarse, further he seems to constantly bite and yank against his bindings. After these fifteen days of constantly alternating between different mutagens, there has been noticed some slight change. His skin tone seems to be getting darker in pitch, and it also appears to have a somewhat more stretch appearance. In addition, I have noticed bleeding from the Gums, however that's possibly from all the biting against his restraints.Current hypothesis is that he is undergoing a phenomena commonly seen in the Elves known as Blackening, where the contact to Miasma and Ichor causes an Elf's skin tone to turn pitch black, and his temperament more aggressive. After recording such concerns, I have forwarded them and requested an increase in the guard number near the lab.Now if only there was some way to remove the blasted stench of garlic. I smell worse than my ex-father-in-law.
>>41058815Well break off is what I meant more. It was more like "geez, these dummies are more concerned with getting superpowers and fucking cities over than actually getting shit done" mentality that made them split off
>>41058962What I meant was the Bringers are a faction of humans while the Fealac are a group consisting of atleast two races, not a faction. A break off of Fealac would not suddenly turn into another species.
>>41058862yeah i am D:
>>41059011That makes sense. It could be handwaved that the Bringers are humans though since they're the ones with the big bucks and influence to fund a splinter organization unlike the more twisted, degenerate elements of the Fealac.
>>41058946>Day 26Yesterday, the Magistratorum himself came into the lab, shortly after I had packed up for the day. He told me he had heard of garlic-scent problem, so he shove some red, fleshy fruit into my face. Apparently it grows native the the area near one of the shoulder blades, and help in the removal of unwanted scents. It tastes aweful, but I accepted it anyway. I was informed that a crate would be shipped to my residence, so that I may wash my clothes in it.Personal notes aside, the subject seems to be changing more, if only slightly. Skin tone has been darkening still, and has taken on an appearance of old parchment, stretched a cracked. Further, I have noted he formation of patches of putrescent green along his skin, similar to liver-spots. The subject's teeth have grown jagged, and his gums have also been blackening in color, and his sclera have taken on a greyish discoloration. He still displays aggressive behavior, though it has taken on a more twisted and methodical bent. His death threats have become to low voiced descriptions of different way and methods of how he's going to kill everyone, and he seems to delight in describing them in excruciatingly gory detail. He also seems to have developed a possessive nature, as he often keeps describing his cell and the area around it as "His" and talks about how he's going to "claim" the items and instruments around himself. Currently, his violent movements have changed to instead being frantic jerking designed and spaced in a way to startle and disrupt the experiments.I believe this confirm my theory of the Dwarf suffering from some strain of Blackening, though I will continue to observe the results. It should be noted that the amounts of mutagen he is being exposed to is incredibly concentrated, so I doubt this will ever happen with any regular frequency outside of the lab.On a side note, I have been informed that the red fruit offered to me will also be added to the subject's food rations.
Left Thumb #1!Eat it other fingers!
>>41060915>435 Post-Mortem>Not living on the Left KneecapEnjoy being conquered by Devgre
>>41061514Enjoy getting nuked by Euclids
>>41061514>The phrase Post-Mortem, shortened to PM is used to describe the years its been since the discovery of the Dead God's Brain.>Miasma was discovered around 5 PM, Ichor at around 6PM>Time is measured by around which moon is dominant in the sky, and is seperated into three distinct periods: Bright Moon (BM), Seed Moon (SM), and Young Moon (YM)>>41061594That's Right Knee, you silly. Left Knee is the one with the rivers and Pirates that worship the Immortan Kraken. The Euclids seem to stay away due to the smell of lye and piss from all the Lutfisk.
>>41061679Same difference.Ya'll going to get what's coming to you, whether from the Church or them Emissaries
>>41061823>Triangle ISIS shill confirmed.Good luck. this is a town that gets their jollies off of hanging super-mutant pirates. You ain't gonna get much luck. And if worse comes to worse, they can always just hire the Blighted Company to help
Scavenger here.Any fellow prospectors find any good stuff in the bone dust wastes? Occasionally I find an unblemished chunks of arthrodial cartilage (artificers love it for smooth machine parts) and I once found a small red marrow oasis.
>>41061679>the cataclysmic eruption of gas happened at 12 PM
>>41062708Sounds like me after I eat leftover beans for breakfast
>>41062799>The Dead God died of explosive diarrhea
>>41062860This is incredibly not canon.So much so, lets have a crazy NPC who pretends to be a doomspeaker that believes this stuff, but is really an undercover spy/investigator for the Faceless.
>>41063619Well yeah.Hence the greentext.
Could someone do a recap for a retard like me.
>>41063803From where? All of it?
>>41063872see>>40999745>>40999947>>41000261>>41000123>>41000488then go from their. This setting has a lot of stuff, and summing it all up won't really do it justice.
>>41063803Once upon a time a God died.Its corpse fell on a continent, and a gas explosion rekt shit.Good news is, a fungus grows on the corpse that makes MYSTICAL substances when put on the dead.Miasma: Used in machinery, gained from dead Mundane creaturesIchor: Used mystically, gained from dead Magical creaturesOver time, various cities were settled on the corpse, usually corresponding to a bodily organ.Life outside of the corpse sucks, due to poverty.There are Humans, Slave Dark Elves, Servant High Elves, and Half-Breed Hypochondriac Dwarves.A buncha Math Abominations keep trying to kill everyone. These are the Euclid, and they give people powers.There are cults to the Dead God, and to a hypothetical Living God that killed it.Miasma and Ichor cause mutation
>>41064101Okay, so where would the best place to live be?
>>41064255I'd say the Head cities, but the Euclid hate them.I'd say the Lungs, but they PURGE THE FOULI'd say the Kneecaps, but one was Magic!nuked and the other has Pirate ProblemsI'd say the left hand, but INVASION is happeningI'd say the Old Realms, but poverty sucksReally, the best place is anywhere if you're rich enough. Everywhere has problems, but some places have more manageable ones.I'd rather deal with the Pirates than the Math Abominations, for instance.
>>41011222Dude, why not have the Miasma harvesting the cause for the body to not bloat? The Miasma is actually the dead god's decay gas. Decomposition is done by the fungi everybody's growing.
>>41064101Don't forget the Feanor (or however it's spelled), who claim to be the children of the dead god and do... stuff.
>>41064255depends, do you want. If you want knowledge and quiet research, the Pure Gaze University over on the Dead God's Eye.Left Knee Cap is friendly enough, even with a minor pirate problem. But its nice enough, especially if you like Lutfisk and public execution of pirates.If you like being rich and are a fan of Post-humanism, being a rich member of the Ascended in any major city, especially The Brain (which is the capitol).If you want to be just a quiet person living without dealing with Miasma, then you can be a dwarf and live in a hermetically sealed enclave in the Dead God's veins, but you'd be ugly and sterileDON'T LIVE OUTSIDE CIVILIZATION!unless you wanna deal with cannibal luddite elves in the woods who conduct human sacrifice to perform magics.>>41064420Fealac, its Fealac
>>41064502>>41064328Kidneys seem nice since they're the only alive bodypart although you have to deal with the local cult
>>41052598This is already a thing. There is a faction within the Church of the Dead God that is already this.
>>41064582alive body parts contradicts the lore. stuff that violates the already established canon is non-canon.The Dead God is Dead. Super Dead. He's already decomposing.
>>41064712Miasma and Ichor produced in the kidneys is less mutagenic, however.
>>41064741Its less mutgenic in the Liver alreadyPlus its not te god that makes the Miasma and Ichor, its the fungus that grows off its body when its feed human or beast bodies.
>>41064712I'd say it's closer to electrical stimulation of dead tissue rather than "alive".
>>41064688The Bringers are richfag humans who thought that the Faceless were stupid and petty though
>>41064771Oh, right, got those two mixed up.
New Thread when?
>>41066331When you make one
>>41063619It is non-canon, as we have established the Dead God is very similar to mortal anatomy, it can be assumed his bowels vacated long ago. Deep within the Valley of the Forgotten, never seen by mortal eyes, is a massive canyon, carpeted in the thickest, densest jungle and vegetation, flora and fungi grown to impossibly monstrous proportions, and the air thick with insects, all of which is positioned right under the Backside
Jesus Christ, is this still here?
>>41068037Yes, and its amazing. Read this shit, its great.Just wish we had a system to run it. One that relies on purchasing equipment, and with some kind of Mutation Meter or something with random roll tables pending on the mutagen.