NRP Classic™Create a nation/civilization and RP in the fantasy themed world.Each player starts with 1 "tile" and a capital (Exceptions exist). Choose a location to start and your color. You may post immediately.===============================================================Rules and Information:Read the OP before you ask dumb questions. Standard RP rules apply.-The purpose of this is to create an enjoyable story through gameplay and RP, remember that there is no winning or losing, good RP and loremaking is the goal. Do not play to win.-Be reasonable. (Most important rule)Turns: All players may post 2 actions (one turn) alongside their introduction at start, after this their next turns may be posted after the update by OP. Diplomacy and lore posts do not count as an action.Actions will be introduced in the order they are posted. Actions are not canon until the game is updated.Actions: You're free to do whatever you want, but keep it reasonable. If an action is deemed unreasonable or otherwise unfit to put into play, you will be notified and allowed an extra action per disallowed action in your next turn.Results of your actions will vary depending on the player and what OP thinks of their capabilities. If you are unsure or feel your post may not be counted or done right, elaborate in your post the reasons why it should go through as such.A post may also be put into play but in a limited state rather than not put into play. This will be noted.Settlements: Settlements may only be created in tiles with an existing claim by the owner. (No expanding and creating a city in the expansion in the same turn)Tech: Starting tech may not exceed bronze age. Do not rush technology.Resources: Materials used in actions must be worked or traded in order to be used. Resources within your grasp that are not worked may be used for lore but not in large scale or for your advantage.War: War should be produced with 1 action which should describe the goal and intended tactics. The defender may then post a response detailing how they will defend against the action, or it will be decided by OP. The conflict results will be posted shortly after by OP.Defense to a war action is free, using an action will allow attacking with a successful defense.Leaving: Players may leave at any time so long as a suitable post regarding their end is made. Players that leave without an end post or and insufficient endpost will be banned from future games and the fate of their nation at the mercy of OP.Moderation: OP's reserves the right to retcon any posts requiring such action. Expect IC catastrophes for poor behavior.Grievances are to be directed to OP through private messages. Any complaints not issued this way are invalid.More rules and information exists but the above are simply the most important.
>>4240368====================================================================Creation TemplatePlease include a SMALL screenshot of your desired start location as well as your preferred color or it will be chosen for you.>Civilization/Race Name:>Capital Name:>Brief Summary of Nation:>Optional Fluff:====================================================================>Discord https://discord.gg/4WMSNU7<Game is open for two additional players to join.>
>>4237367Quartzite Shavii are borne, being heavy and hard of the quartz of the earth. Their "flesh" difficult to cut and carve, but if struck with enough force, would shatter horribly. Antennae are easily broken off early on in life.As far as the eye can see, dunes expand across the south, being halted by hills north and east. Shavii spy a closer look on the flying beasts from before. Great wings soar across the sands, carrying with their large limbs prey as big as the scaledbeasts that inhabit the border between sands and grass. Many insectoid creatures are seen burrowing into the sand in the furthest south scouted.>>4237374A spell is conjured to force a chilling breeze from the air. This new magic sends a sudden shock of cold to whatever is targeted. In light use, catfolk are cooled by the air on hot days.A new weapon is designed of crude design but more complex than anything prior. Similar to bow but locking back the drawstring on a plank of wood. Ammunition for said weapon is able to be enchanted to produce a shower of hot sparks upon hard impact after firing, though the process is lengthy, multiple uses can be seen.>>4237418As she makes her statement, the Shavii would be likely confused as the foreign tongue of the catfolk enters their minds.>>4237991Improved workstations allow smiths to labor away without many of the troubles plaguing them before.Scouts on land trek cautiously through the established labyrinths of the Lo-hai, subjecting themselves to the whim of the stone-lords lying in wait. >>4239056However, ships note signs of iron in the hills. >>4238134Compact bows are crafted in ornate dwarven style. Their power unimpressive but for their size, quite deadly.Hoofbeasts kick up dust in the academy as they send their riders and the weapons carried forward towards the dummy menace.>>4239056Marsh is turned to grass as scouts discover a great body of water likened to their home, but its surrounding terrain much different. Massive hills are seen further west beyond the water. A variety of butterfly flutter through the trees near the grassland.No venom is known of these beasts, but oddly wounds inflicted with their bite rot away with vigor weeks after the initial strike. Their stocky limbs don't appear efficient in hauling much beyond their own bodies and the meals in their tummies, furthermore, they enjoy remaining still for long periods and do not often exert themselves except when killing prey. Perhaps if they can be tamed they would prove useful in safeguarding trenches from rivals.>>4240054Elves venture towards a new goal. Their tired feet brought to an obelisk just like that of the one north. The glyphs are somewhat different but follow a similar style to that of the first. Much more can be seen not being enveloped by oak, but its base considerably sunken in the earth and what is surfaced has been faded by the elements.The great sun provides much for the world and its inhabitants, including drying of flesh.
>>4240375>using the newly developed frost magic, Meowpa revisits the armor design look to incorporate a cooling frost enchantment into it. to negate the overheating issue. allowing for more widespread use of armor>the cathi expand across more of the southern plans between saburn and lusk
>>42403681.Settlers go from the grotto in the Two-Legs land, and with great loads of shell material and other necessities, the Lo-hai go to construct an outpost/grotto on the north eastern face of the lake.2.The Hiss Beasts are forced to eat with their Stone-Lord owners, and soon acclimatise to the scent of their Lord's war band, this sparks a change in the trenches and cities. The new guard beasts serve well to the lords in the trenches, causing many to make personal bunkers for their warbands, protected by their loyal beasts. Stone Lords in the cities make moss garden plazas to store their beasts. Many are soon seen lurking in the Labyrinthine Red Hills. >>4237991
>>4240375Actions 1 and 2: Two new cities are founded, one near the eastern mines at the docks, one near the hilly western coast.The western city shall be named Crosikamas, and serve as a place to permanently garrison troops to defend our land, as well as produce iron once the mines are constructed.The eastern city shall be named Orikamas, and serve to increase the ore and ingot output of the area.>Things move at a swifter pace as the Necraket returns to the capital, to find her people have been attacked by strange and unpleasant rock monsters>Worse still, the granite mines have been exhausted, work on the pyramid has ceased, its dragging on... however the military has never been in greater shape>Now able to don iron armour and wield iron weapons, the ranks of the Crosis swell with new recruits, all eager to bleed and be bled.>The only thing stopping the Necrakets hand from declaring total war and pressing every able bodied man into the Crosis to annihilate this foe is the strange fact that there are reports of some stone lords being unaggressive, even amiable to trade.>Given the assumed primitive intelligence of the creatures, the Necraket wisely decides to wait a little longer to make a decision... the pyramid has yet to be completed after all, that is more important.>>4240394Diplo: Lo-Hai>Boats are sent to blockade any further Lo-Hai travel past the Zumakamas strait, as downstream where Necraztzi and Lo-Hai live in harmony an Eclipon family noble has a curious idea when observing some Lo-hai colonists>A group of particularly strong looking stone lords are offered some tin, and yelled at for a while in the traditional manner to open dialogue as the Necraztzi gesture over to the nearby mine several times while making digging motions with their stupid fleshy hands and fingers“Metal, in ground, put out of ground, get some tin, we get metal.”
>>4240368Action 1>These northern hills contain am untold verity of mineral wealth, not to mention hunting ground and the sea our people love so dearly. Juni takes his trusted quill and squid ink clay pots and sets off to expand northwest from the basalt mine.Action 2>This basalt mine is promising for future building, but it is too far away from home and the miners are sick of living in tents. A rowdy frontier town is crafted out of basalt blocks directly east of the mine, on the shore of the northern sea. It is dubbed Stoirmeil for the thundering sound of waves and scrapping picks that echo around the valley.
>>4240368>Civilization/Race Name:Kingdom of the Totem-men>Capital Name:Mors Totema>Brief Summary of Nation:A burgeoning kingdom in the west, born from a violent unification of independent tribes. It's people are comprised of terrifying, monstrous men with the appearance of a stone monsters. Although they are great in size and stature, their terrifying nature and poor communicative abilities make them poor diplomats and easily misunderstood. Their leader is Yis Mor-Ghai, a name meaning "Killer of foes, beasts and enemies." >Optional Fluff:The Totem-men, sometimes called trolls, often called monsters, are a race of giant reptilian creatures with heavy scales covering most of their body. Their jaws are filled with rows of sharp teeth, their claws as long as swords.They have two pairs of eyes, granting them effective night-vision. However; whilst other races can see somewhat decently in the night-time, the totem-men are completely blind in the daytime, with any bright surface being a glare.Although they are, deep down, pretty chill, they are terrible at communicating with other races and speaking their languages. Whilst they mostly seek peace, it seems as if they will be forever misunderstood.
>>4240486Also, I don't mind which colour
>>42403751. Finding answers lead to new questions which lead to even more questions. A horrible never-ending cycle of existence, but that's what makes life worth living. We can't uproot the tree and ruin it just because our curiosity. We shall consult with the spirits of our ancestors and life energies empower our magic to be able to awaken plant life to move it.2. To ensure we can handle the mental strain of channeling magic for when we research even more powerful than before, we will begin a school of the mind to strengthen our brains to remember complex ideas, designs, distant memories, ignore distractions, and etc. (Part 1)
>>4240375The quartz shavii aren't in good condition. Certainly, they're not fighters. Heavy and easily broken is not the way to go, and Petetar advises the public not to make any more quartz shavs until we can find a way to heal their stone skin. His heart goes out to the quartz shavs, whose antennae were broken soon after creation. He promises to compensate the shavii that are currently encased in fragile quartz.>1: more mental trainingThe best defense is a good offense. If our ranged attacks, using copper darts, are powerful enough, then we won't need to worry about the northeastern monsters beating our bodies to bloody pulps. The muscle of mind is a skill that every shavii shares with his brothers. As such, this muscle can be flexed and improved. The most powerful guards at Lz 022 are tasked with developing their own mental training program, consisting mostly of lifting the heaviest objects they can, using only their telekinesis. The guard with the most effective program will be promoted, and given food stocks to last his family several solar years.>2: study the bugs in the southWhat's with these things? We break them open, and they have no internal skeleton. It's just muscles, and an outer shell. The thought intrigues our avid breeders. What if we could create a new breed of shavii, with an internal and external skeleton? A fascinating thought, no doubt. If these insects can exist naturally with their chitin skin, then surely they must also carry the ability to heal. Our researchers take bug samples, both alive and dead, back to Lz 022.>>4240392>diplo: catgangPetetar can hear the sounds of the Cathi in his mind, but yet, he can't understand them. Despite their lack of universal communication, this is still highly intriguing. In his universal tongue, he forms a response to the Cathi's statement."Hello, ambassador. It is nice to see you again, just as it is nice to hear your thoughts with my own. However, I am still unable to properly perceive your message. Thankfully, you have taken a step in the right direction. Would you mind showing us just how you managed to discover basic telepathy, so that we may, in turn, show you how to improve upon it?"
>>4241751Diplo, somewhat disappointed that the telepathy spell wasn't enough Ambasidor Jackson agrees to the help. directing them to follow to the large tent. letting the Archmage break down the spell form of the Cathi telepathy.
>>4240392The process of enchantment renders use in limited numbers, but allows groups of more resilient and experienced warriors to be outfitted with special heavier armors imbued with the cooling magic, allowing prolonged use of heavy and hot armor.More grasslands claimed, soon, the catfolk believe, the land will run out and the south conquered>>4240394The construction is complete, with aid of new materials from the woodlands surrounding.When stone-lords must be absent in their watch of their trenches, protective beasts are often left to hunger, increasing their tenacity and warding off any possible intruders.>>4240438Necraztzi are spread, inhabiting the harsh hilly lands around them. >>4240470Settlers discover yet another expanse of wastes, located high above the sea held by hills, and opening up into grasslands. Dunes in the sand appear to move. New homes in Stoirmeil are often split from the hills, crashing into the thunderous waves below.>>4241631Coerced by elven magics, the ancient oak reels back from its seat of rest, maintaining for the most part its form, but revealing the once subdued portions of the obelisk. Continuing the previously cut off runes of obelisks in the stone, images appear to depict an ornate image of unknown meaning with surrounding obelisks joined by a liquid. Colors may have at one point aided the understanding of these images, but they have long since faded.The foundations of this school are formed, awaiting further development. Results are soon made clear.>>4241751The most skilled and strong in mind show off their ability to hurl even stones near the same weight of the Shavii themselves.Attempts to break open these insectoids are met with disaster. The eager prodding and plotting Shavii set out to learn from these creatures are enveloped entirely by a swarm of enraged bugs being half the size of the victims. A brief skirmish ends with many field researchers withered away by the mandibles of these beasts, but one specimen is managed to be slain and brought back to study. The price for the specimen is high, but the Shavii learn some of its secrets.
>>4243996Action 1>Realizing food resources are stretched a bit thin, Juni orders a proper port to be built next to the shipyard south of the capital. The great galleons we sailed here on will now commence regular fishing trips from this port.They will search Hammersmacht Bay for great waterbeast to bring both glory and feast. Elders describe the feat of how the dwarves provisioned themselves on the long journey to the island, using long harpoons tied to the greatships. Stripped down to loincloth, the bravest and dumbest would leap off deck to hurl themselves at any beast sighted of bow, putting their whole weight behind the tool.Action 2>a new weapon is forged the dwarves have not forgotten the wars with the ogres in the old country. Iron balls are forged together with a chain. Dwarven mounted troops and hunters take turns riding back and forth throwing this at the hoofed goat beast herd. The become very adept at incapacitating their targets, even at fast speeds.
>>4243996Yis Mor-Ghai looks upon his people as they look to him. Why should they not? He is the one chosen by Mor, god of conquest, to lead them- and all of the Totem - to a bright new age.> Yis knows that as the population booms, the need for meat will grow in kind. He thus sends hunters to expand the hunting territory of the totem.> Yis also knows that such an expansion will infuriate the forest tribes. So he sends forth gifts of fish, crafted knives, and trophies to gain their allegiance.
>>4243993Action 1: The Necraztzi now at Crosikamas venture on to construct an Iron Mine to further increase the flow of iron into the empire, producing valuable iron ore to be smelted at Orikamas.Action 2: Before the rocks can be dealt with, there are Unknown’s to be investigated.Send a gift giving party of missionaries to Golm. Learn what we can of them, and how easiest to turn them to the faith, and induct them under the rule of the Necraket.
>>4243993>1: chitin skinSuch a valuable find, a creature with no internal skeleton, but rather, armor plating on its exterior. It appears to have weaponry on its face, but using a part of our body that houses such a vital organ for the sake of offense feels unsafe, and impractical in combating the northeastern beasts. However, it's not the weaponry we're after. The defensive capabilities of these insects is far higher than our own. If it weren't for our size, they would be stronger than titans. What if we were to take this trait for ourselves? Skin that's as hard as rock, but not fragile like crystal. The bugs have a nervous system, and hold the ability to heal their chitinous exoskeleton, making their method 100% more effective than any crystal shav. Unlike the bugs, we have an internal skeleton. What if we were able to keep that trait, alongside the chitin skin?The public is too curious not to try this for themselves. Couples go straight to work on making chitin shavs. The remaining crystal shavs also take part, hoping that their lives will not be completely in vain.The original shavii complexion, white skin, thin body, bipedal stance, and pointed limbs, alongside any other additions (excluding crystal) are kept to their greatest similarity in these new offspring.>2: explore further westWhat lies in these deeper in these wet lands? Those living in the W E CW are growing more curious with each passing day.
>>42439961.A small rig to hold ship is extended from the fort, as the stone stars begin to fish and breed on their side of the lake.2.Lo-hai continue to expand, hugging the riverbank between the coastal grotto and the lake fort.
>>4243996>Diplo>NecratzitiThe Lo-hai Stone-Lords look at the strange Two-legs, before approaching the hill. Ah, a mine! Of course, the Stone-Lords set to work, sending their war-spawn into the gash in the earth to rip the shiny ore from the mine. The gathered metal is piled outside the mine, roughly coming to for every 3 ore chunks in the Two-Legs piles, the Stone-Lords take one for themselves.
>>4244160The coast is built upon further to facilitate ships sent to hunt down large fish that bask in the sunlight.A crippling weapon to be used against any unlucky foe, though its use limited with rare production.>>4244259Reach of the Totem-men expands outwards, opening new lands for their people. Many deer roam the forests and a similar species takes their place in the grasslands.The forest tribes' fury is quelled with bounties of flesh and objects.>>4244565A small vein of iron is struck in the lowlands, providing some much needed metals to the empire.Scaly humanoids hide from the Necraztzi upon first sight. Reluctantly few meet with the missionaries to accept the gifts, in turn giving them what they consider useful items, including captured prey and primitive tools and jewelry. The land is surveyed to reveal the expanse of Golm, being particularly clustered in one spot, but spread thinly, few hunters live on the outskirts beyond the settlement. The people of Golm do not understand Necraztzi and their converting nature, but it is believed they worship the act of the hunt and their ancestors.>>4246946From what limited study is revealed with the specimen, new Shavii are birthed with hardened shell-like surfaces around their flesh. More uncomfortable and sluggish than a normal Shavii, the chitin allows much greater damage to be dealt to the bodies before serious problems would occur. Some changes are made to the antennae, following the structure of the creature somewhat, providing support and providing less risk to loss of said antennae. Without being able to properly distribute the specimen among Shavii to replicate, the newborne are imperfect, but considerably more durable than their counterparts.Explorers venture through and beyond the wetlands, discovering objects similar to that of the native copper in the grasslands, but instead it is brown and red, revealing gray innards (bog iron). Into new forests, similar to the north but more angular and filled with no vegetation many odd stones dot clearings of the trees, seeming to represent something, but what it is is unknown to the Shavii. Explorers claim to sight small creatures scurrying about, between rocks and ferns, into bushes and beyond the treeline. No clear looks can be had. Many believe it just rodents or imagination.>>4247688New fish are brought up to feast.Settlers discover new and foreign creatures along the river. Many reptiles similar to those northwards and unique beasts in the waters ranging from long finless beasts and large fish that consume furry creatures on shore.
>>4247701Action 1: The issue with fighting these shelled creatures is their armour. Weapons specialised in cracking it should be prioritised.We already have them, in fact, in the form of hammers, but now these hammers shall be developed further and refined for cracking Lo-Hai shells on the battlefield. Iron for the first time is plentiful, and with it Iron Warhammers are forged en masse.Action 2:The most holy wetlands of Zuma have been invaded.The very homelands are threatened now, this is no hillset colony, but the lifeblood of the nation.Go forth, Phalanx of the Crosis!Arm yourselves with iron armour, wield hammer and shield and take back Zumas land from the invaders who have butchered and slain without remorse.This shall be no skirmish, deploy military boats to sail down and deploy troops to push out. We are here to slaughter them under the gleam of the sun, for none know this land better than us.
>>4247701[sorry for the abcence]>finish expanding southward conquering the remaining plains > the Mage college works to improve defense and offensive enchantment magic.
>>42477011.School of the Enlightenment is created in Than Ca. There one can enhance their mind to become sharper, quick witted, shield itself from tricks of illusionist powers.2. Sun Elves to ensure the new stone is within their territory to further study it in peace. We will continue empowering the tree to enable it to move towards our territory.
>>4247732>>42477011.The black shells of the Lo-hai are obvious and apparent, amny of those sneaking through the wetlands as part of the Great Ranging take to draping reeds and swamp muck over themselves as they travel along the river. The Lo-hai in the wetlands push through the aggressive Necraztzi, finding refuge at the fort. Those at the original coastal holding fight for their homes.>the new wetland Lo-hai move to the lake, those in fortifications fight off attacks, and attempt to parlay this misunderstanding.2.The Twolegs have gone mad, seemingly butchering those that once lived beside them, many Lo-hai near Golm cross the River into the Necraztzi enclave on Lo-hai land, intent on driving them out.
>>4247973> the once small fort is now a bustling city/grotto named Kld'rnn
>>4247701Yis Mor-Ghai knows for true the path that must be taken; the path Mor, god of conquest, has laid out for them. His kingdom is small, and whil it is small, it is weak. This cannot be permitted. Permitting weakness will surely anger Mor.> The greatest city of the totem-men, besides his own, is the city of Lair Rutis. The forest tribe that rules this city is proud, and will not bow to Yis as easily as the tribes before. Yis commands his messengers to Lair Rutis to speak of both the unrelenting fury and the generous benevolence of Yis. He promises that should the refuse to bow, great destruction will befall them. But should they follow, he will (amongst other things) accept their forest god Rut into the pantheon of the forest men.> On the subject of gods, Nyu, the goddess of wisdom and fertility, has some decrees of her own; the people must grow in number as well as power. Yis declares thus that a sizable fertility festival must be undertaken. But before this can take place, they must first hunt a great creature; the Mornbeast, who's prodigious size and tusks make it a dangerous creature to hunt - but the greater the challenge, the greater the people shall be rewarded> Pic related location of Lair Rutis
>>4247992*pantheon of the totem men
>>4247991>Diplo >NecraztziThe Stone-Lord's of the unnamed wetland Grotto approach their Two-Legged neighbors, requesting to have a meeting with their leaders. When the Sun Walkers arrive to the prepared spot, they witness a plaza of mud filled with crude effigies of shell, skulls, ore, and lakes of water along with oceans. The largest Stone-Lord approaches the Two-Legs and grumble out slowly the tongue of the Star Fish.>"WE/TALK/NOT/KILL/FORDAY" The larger than average crab-star pushes forward a shell plate of cooked fish for the Two-Legs to eat as he munches on his own plate. The practice of meals during Lo-hai "peace-talks" is a long standing tradition. Your enemy can't try to eat you while he has some delicious fish in front of him. The Lo-hai crouches over the plate, its toothy maw munching away at the fish, while one of it's orange eyes stare unblinkingly at the Two-Legs.>"WHY/WARSCENT/DRIFT/DOWNRIVER? TWO-LEGS/TAKE/ BLOODOFRIVALS. SOON/TAKE/BLOODOFBROTHERS?WE/LIVE/NOTFIGHT/HERE, WHY/NOT/THERE?" Here the Stone-Lord motions to the wetland grotto, and then the areas where the Lo-hai are being attacked in mass.>"SOME/WAR/GOOD! THISWAR/NOT/GOOD! DO/TWO-LEGS/WANT/TOTAL-WAR?" He motions to the settlement of Crosikamas, then drifts to the wetlands.>"HILLS/SACRED/TO/LO-HAI/PROMISED/BY/VENERABLE-ELDEST. MANY/LO-HAI/RAGE/DELUGE/WHEN/TWO-LEGS/WALK/ON/HILLS. WET/LANDS/SAME/FOR/TWO-LEGS?"Upon the affirmative. the Stone-Lord continues.>"LO-HAI/FOLLOW/RIVER/NOT/KNOW/OF/INSULT. WHERE/WATER/MEETS/LAND/LO-HAI/DO/WISH/TO/LIVE/FISH/WAR. MANY/GO/WEST/NOW/NOT/WANT/SHELL-CRACKER (Lo-hai word for hammer)." He invites the Necraztzi to make their alterations to the map.>"WHERE/SHALL/WE/LIVE/AND/WHERE/SHALL/WE/WAR. I/HAVE/TRADE/YEARS/WITH/TWO-LEGS/MANY/DEALS/DO/NOT/WANT/TO/KILL/ALL/TWO-LEGS/AS/IN/WET/LANDS/. LO-HAI/IN/HILLS/THINK/DIFFERENT/TWO-LEGS/OUTSIDER. HERE/LO-HAI/OUTSIDER.">Basically setting land claims, as the Stone-Lords really don't have centralized government besides superstition and tradition, the idea of land ownership operates on more of a material basis (I don't own the land, but the fort upon it. While this moss trench is "mine" it is purely because I can actively control it and harvest it.) Racial they have the religious belief that the northern hill-lands are their's in perpetuity, and can see how the wetlands are the same for the Necraztzi, however they like to use the rivers to explore as much as they can and see who all they can fight.Those in the hill-lands, were content to get their fill of blood lurking in the wall traps, killing the two-legs that came at them, and making small raids. Now they are going to be trying to advance upon the settlers. The Lo-hai wish if possible, to have the ability to found grottos in Necraztzi cities to work alongside them with their war-broods, and compete with each other for work with midnight raids to steal workers from one another. >Cont.
>>4248091>If the Necraztzi wished to do something similar, constructing their two-leg dwellings among the obsidian forts of all cities except Krrgstyl (the possibility of the VE raging because of the human's presence is too great, also most is underwater tunnels.>The new wetland settlers, as they begin being harassed with Two-Leg attacks, migrate West, gathering in a similar distribution around the new city, and enjoying the lake. >The first ships arrive Timbrekamas, Agrakamas, Orikamas, and Zumakamas, carrying Lo-hai traders and Stone-lords seeking to use their spawn for work if allowed.
>>4248091>Diplo Lo-HaiThe request to meet with the leader of the Necraztzi was met with a buzz of chatter among the two legs. They eventually replied that it would take several days, strange, as their camp near the enclave was only a few hours away.After three days and much anticipation one of those large wooden floats approaches, decorated in all sorts of ways, with it the Necraket of all Zumakind.It soon becomes apparent that the two-legs seem to have one leader they all look to, who now joins the diplomatic talks.They take part in the food, and offer some of their own, swamp beast meat, sweetened and spiced.>"WE/TALK/NOT/KILL/FORDAY" “To that. Agree.”>"WHY/WARSCENT/DRIFT/DOWNRIVER? TWO-LEGS/TAKE/ BLOODOFRIVALS. SOON/TAKE/BLOODOFBROTHERS?WE/LIVE/NOTFIGHT/HERE, WHY/NOT/THERE?" >The Necraztzi gesture to the sky, then to the wetlands“Zuma, Zumas land.”“Other rock-legs are not kind, have killed of us, innocent, they cannot be allowed to overrun Zumas land.”>At every mention of Zuma, the sun is gestured to>"SOME/WAR/GOOD! THISWAR/NOT/GOOD! DO/TWO-LEGS/WANT/TOTAL-WAR?" “Total war undesired. Protect Zumas land, revenge blood upon those who slew Crosikamas blood.”>"HILLS/SACRED/TO/LO-HAI/PROMISED/BY/VENERABLE-ELDEST. MANY/LO-HAI/RAGE/DELUGE/WHEN/TWO-LEGS/WALK/ON/HILLS. WET/LANDS/SAME/FOR/TWO-LEGS?">A simple nod gives an answer>"LO-HAI/FOLLOW/RIVER/NOT/KNOW/OF/INSULT. WHERE/WATER/MEETS/LAND/LO-HAI/DO/WISH/TO/LIVE/FISH/WAR. MANY/GO/WEST/NOW/NOT/WANT/SHELL-CRACKER (Lo-hai word for hammer)." “Live in wetlands with permission granted only. You have permission, were allowed. They did not, were not. Invaded, must be fought off.”“You are safe.”>"WHERE/SHALL/WE/LIVE/AND/WHERE/SHALL/WE/WAR. I/HAVE/TRADE/YEARS/WITH/TWO-LEGS/MANY/DEALS/DO/NOT/WANT/TO/KILL/ALL/TWO-LEGS/AS/IN/WET/LANDS/. LO-HAI/IN/HILLS/THINK/DIFFERENT/TWO-LEGS/OUTSIDER. HERE/LO-HAI/OUTSIDER.">The necraket talks among their two legged companions, before returning to the mud map“Do not want to destroy all rocklegged. Only those who disgrace Zumasland.”“I see now we have gone unwanted to your land without knowing, blood spill. Now yours have gone unwanted in our land without knowing, blood spill.”“In wetlands, Zumasland ends past highest river.”“Beyond there can be yours alone.”“In Zumasland, Lo-Hai May live only where Necraztzi live also, Necra peoples.”“Travel free, but do not settle in zumasland where Necra is not, or shells cracked.”“Up in Crosikamas, willing to allow Lo-Hai to join. Land is sacred to you them, make right, but still fight north.”>The line is drawn, Zumasland ending at the river between Golm and Atch’ptf, all below it Necraztzi, all above Lo-Hai.>The place for war is marked with an X, the fortified hills upwards of Crosikamas“May join Orikamas mines, Timbrekamas to knock trees, Crosikamas mines but must be painted to not get confused with enemy.”
>>4247701Action 1.>The dwarves realize the horns of our mountain goat steeds can be used as a mighty horn. A few special musician trains to be a herald for the army, using a special battle horn made of 4 horn bound together in bands of metal. The airways inside are edited with a tin contraption.When blown, it sounds a terrify blast that is something between the roar of a cave lion and the thunder of the sky gods.Action 2. With this final weapon ready the army gathers up stream from Neue Hoffnung, 5 units in total. The heavy cavalry with their iron lances. Swift archers with their dwarven bows. A few of the fastest form a scout cohort. 2 dozen mad lads pain their chest in swirls of color and bring the throwing balls and one harpoon each. Finally the few musicians bring their mighty war horns. They march west from the lumbar yard where the missing dwarves where last seen, onto the unknown danger.
>>4248243The Lo-hai would find these proclaimed agreements, and indicate the lines with their orange blood. Lo-hai take to painting skull patterns with the glowing ink of the Ink Fish while working with the Sun Walkers, or wishing to trade with them. The Lo-hai to the south around the fort when approaching with peaceful intent is painted, those unpainted are looking for war, and those covered are merely traveling. Carved stone tablets carrying these terms are scrawled and disseminated by the Stone-Lords as "war-intel" for trades.
>>4248443>The Necraztzi agree to these new arrangements for Lo-Hai living in enclaves near Necraztzi settlements“Last, May go to island, work in copper mines there for an amount of copper mined.”“Stay from island unless skulled, skulled given better trades.”“If wanting to approach Kamas for trade, must join in celebration of Zuma, and give offering for celebration.”“Necraztzi Kamas and the pyramid are for those in Zumas Church.”“Shall arrange with Lo-Hai enclaves on when and who to be smashing.”“Is anymore to be said?”
>>4247701>>4247760>1: Teach the cats about our ways of telepathyKnowing their basic methods for mental telepathy, we see to teaching the eastern people our personal methods for universal telepathic communication, by improving in their method. One must learn to project his thoughts as though they are nothing more than thoughts, while the Cathi were initially trying to think like one would speak. Of course, there is no problem if that's the way they think normally. Even some of us shavii do that from time to time. However, to truly communicate on a universal level, one must think in terms that anyone can understand. The way of universal mental telepathy is not a language. Rather, it is simply a method of thinking hard enough to share thoughts perfectly.At the same time, we also go about teaching the Cathi proper etiquette for mental communication. The number one rule is to use as little proper nouns as possible. Proper nouns have the tendency to be incapable of translation, when conveyed through universal telepathy. However, that depends on who one communicates with, and their understanding of those proper nouns.>2: harvest the bog ironA strange new metal? We must retrieve it, and take it back to Lz 022 for further study!
>>4247732Simply designed and simple to forge, smiths churn out new weaponry. Hefty and long are they, allowing a good strike to demolish a Lo-hai shell, though the users must be wary for they leave themselves open when hurling the large mass. Freshly forged warhammers make their way to the marshes along with their wielders.>>4247760As suspected the land ends, finalizing the settling of catfolk in the south.Magic refinements are attempted, improving more than before albeit little.>>4247877Minds are honed and practiced upon, increasing their abilities.(Second action transfered to expansion)>>4247973Relentlessly the Lo-hai migrate.>>4247992Stubborn and prideful are the forest tribe, refusing to bow, they challenge the Totem-men's claim of doom.The Mornbeast is tracked and successfully slain after much effort and bloodshed.>>4248293Deafening tools are distributed.Assuming the worst, dwarves march westward to investigate the string of missing kinsmen. Strange beasts are seen scurrying from the dwarves as they travel, some making attempts to attack the dwarves but swiftly failing and being overwhelmed. Following the retreat of the beasts, the dwarves discover an encampment filled with the creatures. Disheveled and ruined structures surround themselves in a clearing besides the woodland. Alerted to the presence of the dwarves, beasts resembling horse and man rise from their feast on various types of flesh around a bonfire and face the dwarves. The two foe find themselves at similar numbers of warriors, making first blows at the edge of the treeline where dwarven archers pepper the horsefolk before cavalry break their charge. Huge masses of flesh and limb dismount many hoofriders and break their bodies upon the ground as others are impaled with shining metals. Upon departing to once more attack the beasts, the riders find their enemy far more swift than they first seemed, following them closely and bringing more to the ground with their outstretched arms. These beasts are hardy and soon appearing more numerous than the dwarves despite the force inflicted upon them, forcing the dwarves to make a retreat lest they be completely destroyed.The battlefield is littered in dwarven and horsefolk remains, doing great damage to both sides, but in the end not able to overcome the foreign beasts.>>4251344This alien concept is tough to drill into the minds of the catfolk. After some time, the basic principles and understanding are formed. Granting them the ability to replicate the telepathy of the Shavii, but more effort on part of the catfolk will need to be made if full understanding is desired.Along the river in prime bog, the iron is gathered for use by the Shavii.
>>4247732 >>4247973As the peace talks are commenced, battle ensues.Eager Necraztzi make way to the invaded lands. Armed with many implements of war, iron contributing to a large portion, where the flaws of its design are noted as rust envelopes their iron within hours of being in the wetlands. Hammers being simple masses of iron are not so affected by rust or loss of material so soon but armor, shield, and any other weapon becomes greatly affected, losing much of its use in mere weeks.Shells of the Loh-hai are found and cracked by hammer. The odd mobile brush is also occasionally found and struck as well.The Lo-hai contribute little to the conflict, enraging many seeking bloodshed and being denied their glory, leading to further attacks despite the passive nature of many Lo-hai.More familiar with the wetlands, Necraztzi see success using the terrain to their advantage and navigating it with greater ease. Though their rusted tools begin to fail them and large Lo-hai exploit the weaknesses of their foe whenever possible.Shortly after an unexpected attack is formed by the Lo-hai, crossing the river to end slaughter with slaughter.After brief skirmishes and battles, a deal is made between the two nations, driving away the Lo-hai from the prized lands of the Necraztzi.While the goal had been met by the Necraztzi, the war had been so quickly ended, leaving many bitter not having had proper battle despite moderate losses.
>>4251844Heres the updated map for everyone.fluff>A scout gallops down the cobbled streets off Neue Hoffnung. His leather jerkin is torn and he clutches a bloody bag in one hand. He burst past the guards despite their cries and heads straight to the longhouse of the Council of Elders. Sweat pours off his goat and a bloody gash obscures one eye. Anxious dwarves pull at his weary hands begging to hear news of their loved ones. Juni steps out of the Council house to see what all this commotion is about."M.. My Lord.." the scout pants, still trying to catch his breathe. "I... I have ... urgent news .... from the expedition.""Come inside at once." Juni orders."Apparently the forward scouts disappeared. ..... we had a few plans for attack but the gods did not show us mercy..... we fought valiantly... it was not animals but THIS!"He opens the bag, tossing a series of grotesque horselike man heads......" The candles around the council table had burned low by the time he was finished. The High shaman shook his staff violently, the skull on top rattling ominously. "My grandfather told me of a race like this our forefathers exterminated from the Varun Hills... these must be a distant cousin. May the brave souls of our men find rest with the all father."Juni stands up abruptly. "This council is dismissed. Everyone but the High Shaman may leave. Gaurds, get this man a warm bed and some food, also see after his eye."Juni and the shaman remain in talks deep into the night.Action 1. >Juni orders a new class of soldiers to be trained. They are to be a commando class. They are fed a mushroom the shaman brought over from the old country that gives them a berserker rage slows down time for the user. They are also conditioned in many ways of war, from keeping their resolve to field dressings.Action 2. >Dwarves are known for their craft, are they not? Old parchments are dusted off from the old country, and the forest of Neue Hoffnung ring all night. The final result offers complete protection, but is too heavy for mounted troops. This new "foot-man" armor is produced, one that covers the whole body. A enclosed helm with a visor, spaulders, greaves, gauntlets, polyen and a reinforced chest-plate.
>>4252302better quality map
>>4251844Fascinating, this new metal, while durable, appears unfit for wetland activity...Action 1:Return the iron tools and iron armour to be resmelted. Have the smiths innovate and compete with eachother for a solution to the rusting issue.Action 2:Expand west to claim more wetlands
>>42518441. A population is coming. The Wise Elders can just feel it in the air. We have food and housing enough. May the stars guide us! We will research new agricultural techniques to allow us to cultivate new edible foods we find in the marshlands.2. A new port town called Florina will be built.
>>4252326>>42518441.The Lo-hai of Kld'rnn explore these new lands, these seas of grass and surrounding peaks.2.The practice of using fire for cooking food and smelting metals have been long standing in recent Lo-hai History. Recently it has come to practice of "cooking" Lo-hai shells to render them to a translucent quartz glass has entered the Lo-hai trades. Finely carved glassware enters the hoards of the Stone-Lords. A new method of defense for obsidian forts is keeping large boiling pots of water, which when poured over formations, make shells become brittle, scalded, and burning the flesh underneath. Many War-spawn are granted "FireBearer" kits, which are large shell firepits strapped to their backs, to serve as beacons for night raids and fish lures.
>>4251844>The mage college spends time to fully grasp the lessons of the Shavii to unlock the secrets of universal telepathy.> Expand into the mountain range west of saburn looking for new metal deposts
>>4251844It took many weeks, and the sacrifice of many warriors, but at last the Morn-beast is dead. Although the cost was great, the rewards are greater. Not only will this show the duty of the people to Nyu, but it will supply ample meat that will keep the tribe fed for weeks.> Celebrate the fertility festival; seven nights of partying and feasting and seven days of intense. Violent. Mating.The diplomat steps forth, limping and beaten, into the tribal hall. He exclaims that the forest tribes have challenged Yis Mor-Ghai’s right to rule. Yis is of course furious.> Summon all my warriors! Prepare for war! If Lair Rutis will not bow, they will be made to kneel!
>>4251844>1: try to refine the new metalWe cooked the last one, which hardened it into tools and armor. Maybe we can do the same with this? It's worth a shot>2: retrieve more coalThis substance burns very well. We should use it to fuel our furnaces at Lz 022.
>>4252302New hardened dwarves are revered for their expertise in battle, despite their rarity.Advanced armor would prove highly valuable in war, should the dwarves obtain a suitable source of metal to be used.>>4252603Smiths find after resmelting the iron only for it to degrade even more than before and become weaker. Another primary metal of the Necraztzi when exposed to moisture too changes, though the results only appear a change in appearance. Perhaps it would fare better.Western lands are claimed. Soon it is believed the wetlands will end in the west.>>4253520Digging trenches allows water to permeate in more of the wetlands for use in cultivating the native flora, and transporting soil from the trenches into new, flat areas less saturated in the moisture enables the spread of certain foods from the homeland.As the new settlers arrive, word spreads of a desperate need for better transportation along the land both home and beyond.>>4253548Many new creatures are sighted, small and large, along with what is believed to be settlements from those two-legs of the east. Small herds of short hairy and horned creatures venture down below the hills to graze and drink.Beautiful pieces of art are crafted to be admired, with one particularly sought after being a container of some size and shape filled with glowing ink, being both wonderful on its own and lighting the dark for the more affluent of the Lo-hai.>>4253658Secrets of the Shavii magic appears finally realized, allowing the most able and skilled magic users to perform this magic.Settlers and surveyors discover sources of tin and limestone in and around the claimed hills.>>4254196Bellies become full from feast and child.With what is available, warriors are raised, armed with stick and stone, but most valuable, their will and might.>>4255327The gathered metal, as predicted, is formed into new hardened material, appearing now black until the surface is removed, revealing an almost white shine.Furnaces burn brightly and with ease with this new resource.
>>4255523Action 1: Work our a solution to the iron degradation issue. It’s become weaker, that means it’s missing something it had before.Action 2: Finalise western wetland expansion
>>4255523>A mine is constructed at the tin and limestone deposits. to allow for their excavation and later use.>Continue to expand into the mountain range and prospect for more useful ores.Diplo to ShaviiThe good ambassador and her expedition group once again head to the lake to make contact with the Shavii. This time to hopefully have a meaning full exchange of ideas. reestablishing the small encampment and waiting for the shavii to notice.
>>4256515it's cat gang
>>42555231. Hmm, it seems the people want better transportation and pathways to more freely travel. We shall do it. We will create more roads and improved already built roads on the island and mainland towns. The marshlands are hard to navigate. We will use our nature magic to relocate plants and animals to make way for roads to connect Escuo, Florina, and Cieorocho.2. The marsh beasts might be able to help up for more mobility with the roads. We will begin trails to start taming them; enticing them with treats, affection, and a bit of rough housing.
>>4255523Action 1>Scout the hills south of the tin and small iron mine. If we found small deposits of iron in that one valley, there is bound to be a larger supply higher up. Action 2>Expand south, take as much of those southern hills and desert as possible. It should prove easy, with our goat-mounted scouts and all. The dwarves have become populous with their fishing and deep sea hunting food supplies, but it is getting really cramped in the small territory they control. Juni finds that he barely has space even write down the names of our provinces and resources.
>>42555231.[Expansion]The Lo-hai from Atch'ptf push east, filling out the wetlands above the river that is their's2.These Hair-Horns are penned and fed gathered grasses, and explored for hauling, food, and as work beasts. The city of Kld'rnn grows as Stone-Lords take up ranching, and begin driving herds to Golm, and Timbrekamas for sale. Stone pens with obsidian gates contain the creatures at night, while they are let out at day to graze, many Stone-Lords engage in herd stealing, or forcible takeovers of pens.
>>4255523> Yis Mor-ghai asks that the priest of Mor give a blessing to him and his forces. He also places his trusted friend Nyu Moss in charge of the tribal city whilst he is away.> War: Yis Mor-Ghai gathers his forces and marches to Lair Rutis. If an opposing army appears, he destroys them with the spear and the fang and the claw, showing them the true might of Mor. Otherwise, marches right up to Lair Rutis and begins besieging.
>>4255523>1: Make tools and weapons from the new metalAh, a metal that suits us well enough to nearly match the color of our skin. Petetar is growing more nervous as the days go on."We have to prepare. How else will we hope to take revenge for the loss of Nikkolas?"A few different design variants of our ranged weapon of choice arise in the process. One with a longer point, designed to be flung at a target in a straight line, and another with a more dull point, designed specifically to curve through the air and create confusion.>2: plant more fruit treesEven in our time of great preparation, we must not forget the importance of feeding ourselves. A growing population requires a growing food source.
>>4256030Heads are banged together but finding that 'something' seems impossible.The wetlands directly west come to a halt, transitioning into woodland. Evidence of travel going through the woodlands is seen, and to the north, more wetlands appear to continue.>>4256515A mine is struck, primarily bringing limestone from the earth, with tin byproduct.Some small portions of where hill meets grassland is noted as having copper.>>4256587New roads ease the traveling population.Still mostly ignorant of the elves, little progress is made in coaxing these beasts, but one in particular takes a liking to an elf during attempts to befriend it.>>4256758As expected, a larger supply of iron is found deeper in the hills. Nuggets of gold are found around a stream nearby.Many struggle to live in the barren land, but some are able to make a living harvesting the black liquid of the sand and trading for goods to live off, but still their lives are difficult without proper transportation.>>4256763Already controlling the east, they instead push west.Oddly, creatures do not object much to being corralled and require little effort to control.>>4257103Blessings are granted upon him and his forces, surely guarding and guiding them on their mission.Far they venture before any sighting of a defending army is seen. The enemy shortly after engages the Totem-men, noticeably more haggard than one would expect and in lesser numbers. The battle lasts half a day wherein the Totem-men do well against the foe, though their enemy does fight hard, the forces eventually fall back and retreat north, with a significant portion scattering and fleeing elsewhere. Yis Mor-ghai leads his warriors further to soon besiege Lair Rutis.>>4259202New variety of weapons allows the Shavii to be more versatile in their art of ranged combat.A twin orchard meets the opposite side off the capital.
>>4259280>>4259280Laziness is punishable by getting banned from celebrations.I told you bastards to experiment.Don’t give me “nothing” as if you tried absolutely zero ideas.Action 1: Continue experimenting with iron to increase our knowledge of it. For example one attempt might be to add woody biomass to the iron smelt. The blades are missing something from the ground, they get weaker over time, while tree branches and leaves are from the ground and get stronger over time.Combining the two should fix all issues, or we’re drunk.Action 2: Explore eastern hills for new resources
>>4259280Yis Mor-Ghai looks upon his nobele soldiers. With the blessing from Mor, the were able to handily send the forest tribes running with howls and whines, and with only minimal losses in return. Their superior morale and training earnt them an easy victory, but perhaps too easy?Yis Mor-Ghai looks upon the besieged city. Although they appear to be small in number, Yis still believes they have hidden reserves lying in wait...>His first commander, Tesh Morgo, is commanded to tour the territories of Lair Rutis, scouting, raiding and claiming territory as he goes.> Meanwhile, back in Mors Totema, Nyu Moss spends his nights building new boats to ply the waters of the great lake, the Pul Totemis, to open up a new source of food for the totem-menAlso, whats the time scale? As in how much time passes for each turn?
>>4259280Action 1.>We need to diversify our diet, and need more sources so we can increase our population. Juni orders the woodmen to log out the peinsula as seen on this map. then all the peasants of the realm are ordered to slash and burn the rest, providing further nutrients to the land. Then a series of canals are dug from the river that use a system of gates to regular water this land. Nutrious root tubulars that had only survived in a few waterfront Neue Hoffnung gardens now thrive in these farmlands.Action 2.>Use the basalt mine to begin hewing basalt blocks. Use these uniform blocks to begin building a road system. With our iron tools and dwarven work ethic this should be easy.
>>4259280>experimant with the properties of limestone to see how it can be use, and what it can be made into.>continue to expand across the mountain range, making sure to take note of any interesting findings.
>>42592801.The Lo-hai continue pushing west, and exploring the new rivers.2.The controlled land around Kld'rnn is expanded as more Stone-Lords take up ranching. Across the western grasslands the Lo-hai can be spotted building their stone pens and black bunkers, digging water basins, and driving their Hair-Horns out to pasture, and engaging in territorial wars for graze land.
>>4259417New experiments on the metal yield improved results by increasing the strength of the iron somewhat. Many ponder as to why they don't simply use the existing materials they already know to work fine and outperform the iron.Traces of silver are found deeper in the hills. Additionally, a cavern is discovered further in with many gemstones within (Pick: Jade, Amethyst, Amber, Ruby, Onyx)From the highest points of the hills, explorers sight a nearby desert and much further beyond, a large pillar of smoke.>>4259817Scouring the surrounding land produces scarce skirmishes with bands of enemies, yet they fight fiercer as the warriors continue. Numbers increase as they move north. The Totem-men draw ever nearer to the city.Timber is scrounged and vessels built to enable new harvests. Large beasts in the waters are seen with big bodies, stout fins, and long necks that wield deadly maws that threaten smaller vessels. A stable source of lumber will be needed for any future ventures required such resources.(There is no determined time, but a safe assumption can be anywhere between a month to two years. Do not take this as the rule.)>>4260709Smoke blackens the sky and fills the lungs of many in the surrounding hills. The land is slashed and burnt for preparation of new crops.Iron weapons and armor are melted down to be remade into new tools to construct the roads. Hauling the materials into place, the stone is laid and the roads settled, but to further expand, a bridge will be needed to progress south.>>4260785Researches see the obvious use as a good building material, and later discover it has some benefits to being added into soil for the improvement of crops.As they explore and expand, they figure the hills continue westward for quite a while. Many flowers are sighted near where the hills turn to coast. (Pick color and/or description) >>4260871Lo-hai push further and discover between two rivers a new creature and herb. (Your choice (Expect retcon if not reasonable))The land is grown and added upon.
>>4263219>expand the mines area of operation to include the newly discovered resource deposits and build new ones if needed. (Sapphires)>continue to expand into the mountain range.
>>42632191. New resources are searched for in the mainland territory. Marshland this big are bound to have something useful. Medicinal plants would be a great boon for us.2.A scouting party is sent on boat eastward to find the third and last monolith. What secrets does it hold?
>>4263219If Yis wants the timber for new boats, he must first pacify the locals of the forest.> Yis Mor-Ghai seeks a quick outcome to this war. He must definitively prove that he is the superior leader to the chieftain of Lair Rutis, the one who dare challenge his right to rule. He marches up to the town under the light of the moon. "If you challenge me," he yells, "then so be it! Face me, chieftain, if you are not a coward!"(If the chieftain refuses, begins the seige)> Nyu Moss is a follower of the goddess of wisdom, and seeks to understand the all the strange things in the world. He has heard tell of a colossal tower of stone to the north-east. He sends a scouting party to investigate. What mysteries will it hold?
>>4263219Action 1: Set up a new mine for gemstones, rubies.They shine red, redder than the sun, red as blood. They must have some meaning.Action 2: Send out boats to sail around to where the smoke billows from, beyond the desert.Take note of everything seen along the way.
>>4263219Action 1Build the second iron mine on the newly discovered site, and because of our new iron tools Juni makes sure that that it is a fine example of Dwarves craftsmanship. A squat purifying building on the outside is built, where the iron is fired before transport. Stout framing leaves the mineshaft deep into the earth, where dwarves toil by head mounted lanterns to remove the valuable ore from within.Action 2In Neue Hoffnung, the mist covers the cove. In a cave above the city, the shaman mutters over a boiling cauldron as he consults different parchments and manuscripts that surround him. A dead soldier lays on a stone tablet next to him, surrounded by glowing runes etched into goat skulls around him. The shaman takes a cup full of the blue glowing liquid in the cauldron, he pours it done the soldiers throat, and steps back as he mutters incantations. The body begins to shudder. Its eyes flick open momentarily showing pure white retinas before snapping shut again."Hmm... I must change the recipe.... I need a higher potency."
>>4264407Copper makes its way into the forges of the catfolk.Catfolk reach further west, expanding upon yet more hills. Flying creatures far in the distant west are sighted.>>4264714Vines encompass the deeper portions of the marsh which is inhabited by many marshbeasts. The vines wield razor thorns of purple pigment. When ground, they can be used as a dye, although difficult to produce in sizable quantities. A toxin within the thorns when ingested produce visions of grandeur, but paralyze limbs when exposed to flesh.After much struggle and pain to reach the depths of the unforgiving terrain, explorers uncover a third obelisk beneath stone, dust, and dead moss. Despite extensive damage by the elements, after briefly examining it, what appears to be another map is noted.>>4265109It is during the night Yis performs his quest to challenge the chieftain, but when he arrives, the skies roar in conflict. Lair Ruits is already under attack by another force. Fierce bloodshed sweeps through the settlement as gargantuan monsters rip through thatch and flesh while defenders haplessly prod and strike the beings.(You may respond with an act on part of your first action prior without cost)Scouts search to no avail, instead discovering native copper in the nearby grassland and remarkably robust wood in the eastern woodlands.>>4265150Astonishing rubies are harvested and spread throughout the realm, their luster unmatched and color magnificent.A long journey by sea notes many birds that nest on the high cliffs, feasting on silver-scaled fish. The ship halts as what appears to be a settlement is sighted along the cliffs.>>4265299The mine is struck, giving the dwarves much needed material.>>4265378(???)
>>42667901.Lo-hai push west of Kld'rnn, deeper into the Grass Sea.2.A city forms on the River where the Gr'blst beetles and cinnamon lie, named Ntch'gtng.
>>4259280>1: "handle" the horsefolkThese beasts! these horrid creatures of the northeast! They had killed our once great leader, and now, his son is scarred with grief. Not only with grief, but rather, a bloodlust so thirsty that he demands the creatures be driven out of the plains. His advisors had a tough time convincing him to shy away from genocide, but thankfully, Petetar was merciful in this endeavor. Well, as merciful as one could be.At once, an army is assembled. They are taught to attack from a distance, and that under no circumstances should they find themselves in close proximity to one of these northeastern monsters.>2: connect the northeastern territory to the central territoryThere's a long stretch of unclaimed land here, and our soldiers would have an easier time traveling across the plain if they knew where they were going. We must immediately familiarize ourselves with this area, in order to claim it as our own.>WAR! Attack the horsefolk!For the blood of Nikkolas!
>>4266790Response to event:> Yis Mor-Ghai looks upon these monstrous creatures with horror. What terror has been unleashed against these trolls, who have nought but stone tools and their bare claws to defend themselves with? Yis cannot stand this, and orders a mass charge. Hopefully our small supply of bronze swords and spears can bring down some of these beasts...> Meanwhile in Mors Totema, Nyu Moss sends teams to build work camps around the supplies of copper and wood. These will come in handy for many future construction projects!> Nyu Moss's thirst for that sweet archaic knowledge shall not go unquenched! He sends scouts even further afield in search of the mysterious monolith.(specifically, the monolith halfway between Totema and Fuldanth.)
>>42667901. Another map? These rocks just lead to more and more questions, but that's the fun part. We will study the obelisk/map. 2. Expand southwestward along the coast.
>>4266790Action 1: Set up a silver mine, to be aided by the strong Lo-Hai to increase silver production.This metal shines like the moon does... fragments of the pre-life fallen prematurely down to us?Action 2: Explore the wetlands more, more resources are needed for our growing industry.Diplo: Dwarves>>4265378>From the west sails towards you a trio of vessels of fine make, rowing boats with medium sails, all emblazoned with the skull and sun of the Necraztzi.>Across the decks are men and women clad in a mixture of bronze and iron armour and weapons, all wearing masks made of human skulls and many with elaborate headdresses of brightly coloured bird plumage>Much celebration and drinking appears to be had as they notice the settlement along the cliffs, and begin to try and catch the attention of those they can see.
>>4266790>The Fractured Mountains range is a cold unforgiving place that only the strong, the faithful, and the lucky can thrive. It comes as no surprise that when a city formed in Fractured Mountains it would be a settlement of warriors and religious hardliners. "Cattas rest" would grow into a place of great warriors and holy Toms. a place's for the holy light of Cattas (Goddess of Fertility, Family, and Love) to shine down on the world from. > expand into the southern wetlands from the mountains to close the gap in our boarders
>>4266790Action 1 Continue working on necromancy.Action 2 Build a bridge with our lumber supplies by neue hoffnung and finish the road system into the corners of our territory.Diplo with the Nez>>4268359Throw dried fish at the strange ships below the cliffs of Stormstein. Also a map tied showing how to get to neue hoffnung
>>4266819>The Gr'blst beetle is varies in size, it's early life it spends most of it's time as a 1 ft grub eating leaves off of trees, but upon growing enough, it makes a large shelled cocoon hanging off the tree to the approximate size of a basket ball. When it emerges, the shell cocoon becomes it's carapace, and it unfolds to reveal the 6 legged beetle, it has a small biting head to continue to eat leaves and small bug creatures, but it's rear end is large and bulbous. The largest spotted was 1 meter long. When disturbed these creatures release a spray from their ends that is firey and boiling hot. However if it's whole Reservoir of spray is released, the beetle explodes in a spray of boiling acid.>The herb cinnamon is grows as large red barked trees, discovered while logging, can have its bark rendered to a fine powder for a spice, Lo-hai take to using on food and their firebearers ritualistically, saying the tasty warmth from the Cinnamon makes one a better warrior and dull to pain.
1/2>>4266819The new land is settled, with many finding purpose collecting the furred beasts hat become more prevalent the further towards the hills they go.New settlers in the marsh struggle establishing new homes as the native beetles often react to the Lo-hai, releasing mist of boiling substance from their rear, cooking many a Lo-hai into a pink-orange hue.>>4266909A mixed army of Shavii diverse in both physical appearance and in their tools of war begin their quest for vengeance.The split in territory is melded into the borders of Shavii.Shavii "march" eastward towards the place blood was first spilled. Not finding any horsefolk in the immediate area but going just beyond and to the south, an encampment filled with the vile creatures is discovered. Careful to get into a tactical position before they are sighted, the army is halfway positioned when a stray beast sights the Shavii. Promptly, a ghastly shriek erupts from its maw to alert the others. Attempts to silence the horsebeast come too late and the battle is begun. Shavii rapidly finish setting their lines as horsefolk charge outwards at the intruders. The first wave is decimated with metal rods thrown by the attackers, and not soon after more make their way past their fallen brethren, also falling in similar manner but their numbers great, allowing many to bypass the torrent of projectiles, quickly catching any backpedaling Shavii with their superior speed. Despite any modifications or armor, the horsefolk are not slowed in their mission to rip and tear apart the frail Shavii. Horsefolk numbers lessened in the volleys of telekinetic fire, but a quarter of the Shavii lie dead or dying. Fearing more losses or an attack from elsewhere, the Shavii retreat while the opportunity is present.While many Shavii will not return home, and the horsefolk still present in the area, they've done well to honor Nikkolas in this attack.>>4267111Fighting now against a new foe, the Totem-Men share the struggle of their warring neighbor. The wrath of these monsters is great and are not easily felled, bringing with them before they die at least a dozen warriors. Hours of fighting would be endured, many unsure who is on whose side prompting small skirmishes between the tribesmen and Totem-Men but overall working to fight back the monsters, ultimately suffering many losses but managing to repel the beasts, but the people of Lair Rutis are not at ease. What remains of the two warring nations now tensely await the next course of action.Wood being more valuable for projects is first focused on, a mine being unable to be completed in time.Guided by the valley, scouts scour even further and sight what they believe to be the rumored stone. Its white surface stands centered in the grassland, aged but still standing.(If still present, they come upon the elves >>4268188)
2/2>>4268188Deciphering the damaged remnants of the map reveal new marked locations and map details. Glyphs depict strange humanoids worshipping and obscured object.Elves expand further, discovering an end to the marshland, entering into woodland.>>4268359A mine is established, returning to the capital small portions of the valued silver.Fungus is discovered in the dryer portions of the land, unique in its ability to adhere to things with ease. When ground into a paste, the fungus is made into a strong glue.>>4268375Fanatic catfolk settle upon the land that rejects them to come closer to their goddess and prove their worth.Those not worthy or willing instead settle in the unclaimed wetlands nearby.>>4269233Dreaded magics and taboo practices are expanded upon.Allowing transportation of dwarf and material, the road system is completed.
>>4256515>diplo: catgangAs the shavii were preoccupied with the bloody battle in the north east, Petetar finds himself arriving to the party much later than he had expected. Once more, he approaches the encampment, and tries to communicate with the catgang, giving a friendly greeting. He hopes that their practice at home has led them to a proper state of communication with us.
>>42709661. Exciting! We will continue traveling to the new marking southeast stealthilyas possible while mapping what they see. Will it end? We hope not!2. Things are getting messy. We are a wild bunch to say the least, but now it's not the time for basic barbarism no matter fun it is. We will create governmental systems and programs to track our population growth/decrease, agricultural product, laws to obey/enforce, managing the local needs of the people.>>4267111Miguel was left to study the rock for awhile longer just to make sure nothing was left unnoticed when a group of strange looking men showed up. It was tense and quiet until Miguel said, "Hello?"
>>4271569diplousing universal telepathy"Hello Petetar it has nice to finally be able to talk with you on a even footing."
>>4271726>Diplo: catgangPetetar communicates back, being able to hear his fellow ambassador speak with far more clarity."Hello, ambassador. I will have to agree that it is a pleasure to speak clearly with you. And I suspect that you have many questions. Now that you have the means to ask them, please, ask at your own leisure."
>>4271969diplomoving the conversation into the negotiation tent "Before we start, allow me to finally and officially introduce myself. I am Madam Ambassador Caroline Jackson and I have the authority to speak on behalf of my nation the Unified Felidae Republic." she gives a friendly smile and offers a handshake " As for business my nation would like to open discussion of material trade and the potential of an exchange of technology."
>>4270963Action 1 Build a gold mine by the stream where we found the nuggets. Action 2 Take control of that peninsula east of Neue Hoffnung. In a small tower overlooking the bay filled with half melted candles designs are scratched into goatskin parchment. Dipping his quill into a small pot of squid ink Juni looks over the the bustling confusion of his growing city. Looking back at his stacks of building plans he then looks to the unclaimed hills across the water. “Thoughts of filling the region with proper dwarven architecture float through his mind. “This is where my masterpiece will be formed.”
>>4270963>roads connecting Cattas Rest are made by the surrounding towns.>the holy toms and warriors of Cattas rest prey to the goddess for blessing them with even a shred of her holy power to bless her servents with even sliver of her divine power, her holy magic. (divine magic related to her domain)
>>4270963Yis Mor-ghai looks around for the cheiftain of the forest tribe.Walking up to him, he declares the following;> "I bid ye greetings, noble warrior. This battle is hard won. We have both bled together, you and I. Our people have bled too. They will continue to do so unless the totem-men stand together. The choice is now yours; declare me your king and all your people shall be rewarded, all of the Totem shall march forth to a new age of prosperity. If you do not, the legacy of your people will end here." although he does not show it, Yis nervously awaits the answer> Nyu Moss says bring all that Orrb-dammed wood back to Mors Totema and we make-a lotta cool shit, including but not limited to a brand spanking new royal hall for the king> Diplo: ElvesA band of giant creatures march up to the pillar, in awe of what they see. What mysteries will this monolith uncover? They are surprised to see a small figure; one with pinkish hide, flowing fur upon their head and strange growths around their aurals. "Hello?" speaks the figure. Luckily, one of the scouting party is a shaman who understands the foreign speak. He replies to the strange creature."Greetingshh. We are of the Totem. We are come to see the stone colosshhusshhh.Our king is Yish More Gai, he who [unintelligable] upon the rocks. Hissh trust'd Vissheer, Nyor Mosshc, sent usshh to gasshe uppon and tell him of the colosshusshhh.We not-before have seen a cree-ture such assh you. What cree-ture arr you, and from where have you come?
>>4270966A strong adhesive, it will be useful for wood craftsmanship. With this we make make more complex wooden items than ever beforeAction 1: Create a farm for this fungus to flourish such that we can harvest it for glueAction 2: Once more, once again, attempt to further refine our method of strengthening iron.
>>4269233>dilpo, Dwarves>The Necraztzi feast on the fish, after noticing that it is indeed not poisonous or previously eaten, continuing to sail their great ships to Neue Hoffnung.
>>4273166Miguel was shocked to hear these reptilian creatures can understand him and speak his tongue! A wonderful miracle, but are they natural? Miguel nerves himself and stands up straight while speaking in a noble tone."I am Miguel al la Verde Solomon of the Sun Elves. My group and I were also sent to study the obelisk as well. I come from the northern coast off to an isle near it. It's good to see new faces in this land; it was getting lonely around here. I believe our people should meet each other in a official place. Let us exchange a meeting point so our representatives or leaders can meet."
>>4270963>1: eat horse meatTake any of the deceased horsefolk from the battlefield back to Lz 022. There's no use in wasting the fuel that their meat could potentially provide. And so, we cook the meat, consume it, and use it as fuel to create another wave of breeding couples. Their offspring are made mostly of chitin shavii.>2: claim the land in the north westthere's more unoccupied plains over here. Let's take them, and see what's being left out in the wild by no one in particular.
>>4271651Elven scouts begin to garner a reputation for their ventures and discoveries. Heading towards the next closest location, a wide river bordered by swampland is mapped and multiple great mountains in the south and east are noted, particularly the great southern one is seen producing a plume of apparent mist. The scouts end their expedition as they come across a large body of water that sits at the supposed location of the next obelisk. Strange black creatures are sighted herding groups of goat in the grassland.Civilized advancements make their way throughout the nation, refining and bettering the elven peoples. Such is the way of things that the population is resistant to new regulations and enforcement but they are better for it in the end, at least according to the regulators.>>4272916Gold is scarce but it is taken from the earth into the hands of the dwarves.The land is taken, discovering in the center of the hills large avian beasts with bodies of wolves.>>4273135Roads are laid, assisting their journies and also connected to the nearby mines to aid them as well.Pleased by their obedience, power is granted.>>4273166The chieftain ponders for some time, clearly uneasy and stressed. Knowing the monsters will soon come again and his people may not exist if the current state of things continues. Reluctantly he must agree, and declares Yis Mor-ghai ruler of him and his people. The borders of the forest tribe are felled and condensed into those of the Totem-men. Terrified and grief stricken people of the forest tribe now look to Yis to save their people from doom.Improvements and new wonderful structures are made in the capital following the victory over the forest tribe.Lucky indeed are scouts that the shaman is present. Being the last known user of such ancient and forgotten magic, they would do well to keep safe watch over him.>>4273526Using the best suited location to match its native environment, the fungus is grown to harvest.Experiments and research are again conducted giving little results, increasing iron quality somewhat but too negligible to be useful. One final attempt is made with the new fungus being involved in the process, providing the iron a great natural luster and protecting it from the elements. The metal can be made hard and sturdy, but it becomes more prone to breakage as it does not bend and morph as easily as normal iron and bronze.>>4274151Careful to avoid confrontation from yet more enemies, a limited number of the large carcasses are taken west, giving some aid in recouping their losses.Land is taken and a new creature discovered (Pick (something not bad)).
>>42742731. Shields of shell are crafted to block the initial caustic spray of the beetles, which are then caught in nets to be bred for their spray.2.The Gr'Blst Beetle Hive is constructed in Ntch'gtng, a hole for the grub to be fed leaves, with stone cells to hold the adults.
>>4274273Action 1: Explore more of the eastern hills for resourcesAction 2: Explore more of the wetlands for resources
>>4274273>The Clerics and Palidens blessed by Cattas set out to preach the words of the goddess and share her blessing with all who will listen. >Expand into the western mountain range.
>>42742731.It's appalling to implement laws so we love our freedom, but we must stand together as one made of individuals for we are one in this world. To help mitigate this chaffing rules, we shall create the Pém Mão, a series of physical and mental challenges to test our people. This will give the people who stay at home something to adventure and train and will strengthen us in body and mind. 2. But, we should not forget our souls. The School of the Mind was a good start on understanding our being beyond the physical. Souls are tricky things for they want freedom even more than us. Luckily when the gods made us, they taught souls that being tied to a being of the material would grant real freedom. Mindlessly wondering the cosmos might seem a journey worth taking, but it gets dull with no change in the vast empty black space; that's not a problem here in the real world. A reason why we Sun Elves are born with a lust of adventure and freedom. Lately, our souls have been itching to interact personally with the world. This wouldn't be a problem if our soul leaving our bodies didn't kill us. We will research and meditate a way for our souls to leave our bodies, but still tether to us. (Trying to make astral project and what not.)
>>4274273> Diplo: >>4273865After some highly complicated back and forth between the translator, miguel, Nyu Moss and Yis Mor-Ghai, pic related is suggested as the optimal location for a meeting between Yis and the Elf leaders, considering you have boats and we don't. It is also mentioned that any meeting should take place at twilight, as the Totem much prefer the nighttime> Expand towards pic related, gonna get some mountain oresAlthough Yis by all means destroy any icons of Rut and kill any males of fighting age to ensure absolute loyalty form the newly conquered tribe, the capitulation of the leader seemed to be peaceful enough to do a more light-handed assimilation. The first step, however;> Order the clearing of a trail between Lair Rutis and Mors Totema, to ensure easier trading of goods and culture.
>>4274273>1: tame the long-legged beastsThese dogs, the ones we found in the north west, near the vampire territory. Unlike their brethren, directly north of us, they seem to be much more adept at hunting, and claiming meals in the tall grass. Their long legs allow them to survey the territory around them with ease. Most importantly, we want them on our side, so we take an effort in taming them through mental communication and food supply.>2: further refine the bog ironWhat happens when we cook this again?