An illustrated civilization quest.Neolithic to bronze age technology.Some magic/fantasy elements.Updates once every 1-2 days.You are Burnaburiash, shaman and leader of the village. Your people have been fled to the northern desert from the terrible army the Djenak Balai. Your population is small now but in time more survivors should reach these lands.
Last thread you left one of your villagers, Arwia to supervise the reconstruction of some burned down homes while you go off to attend to important shaman business. Hunting down an evil spirit that has been stalking you.You have cornered the evil spirit at a pool at the end of a dark cave. He styles himself "The Bellicist" and has offered you the gift of dark magic asking nothing in return. Vehemently you deny his offer...
Burnaburiash: "I think not Bellicist. I won't have anything to do with you."The Bellicist: "You disappoint me Burnaburiash. The indomitable will to victory is the splendor of humanity. You deny your very birthright."Burnaburiash: "Your words are hollow, shade! Enough of your lies!"The creature stands up to full height. With a resentful glare. Are you strong enough to destroy him?>Kill him>Demand he never come near again>write in
>>4715066>Demand he never come near again
>>4715066>Kill himWe'll show you our will to victory.Great pic!
>>4715063>Demand he never come near againA fight is what he wants!
>>4715066>Kill himGo medieval on his ass!https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsrvDc8ikpM
>>4715066>KillUse tangle to tie him up then slam him into the wall with wave! It was stated in the previous thread that we were strong enough to kill him in the spirit world and if he crosses over to the physical we have our guys backing us up
>>4716393entangle only works on a grassy area
You hesitate. What if fighting is playing into his hands? What if he crosses to the physical and kills someone?Burnaburiash: "I-I.. dem-"The evil spirit flicks your head with its gangly finger, knocking you on your spiritual rump.The Bellicist: "Your mind is divided. You'll not destroy me in this state. I will leave your village as you wish. For I predict you will crawl back to me for my magic and my knowledge soon enough."The shade twists his body around and starts crawling away, phasing through the cave's physical walls.The evil spirit is gone, and hopefully he won't be showing up in the village again. Though you worry you missed an opportunity to destroy him. You step back into your body and clear your mind.When you awaken in the real world you tell your men the evil spirit is gone and prepare to travel back home.You arrive safely, the men happily throw down their shields and spears to go meet with the others. Meanwhile you go find Arwia for a report. Arwia: "Welcome home Chief Burnaburiash! Have the bad spirits been taken care of?"Burnaburiash: "We won't be seeing that one again. Is the reconstruction going well?"Arwia: "The bricks are laying quickly! With my brother and the other men back to help they'll be finished in no time."Shala: "The wheat is almost mature too. Should be ready to harvest by winter."What's your current priority?>Construction>Security>Spirit Ward>write in
>>4716748>SecurityWe can do the Spirit Ward next turn, right now the bandits might come back.
>>4716748>SecurityWe need to contact Billia soon too
You get some of the men together and tell them to organize some security measures.Burnaburiash: "I don't want any raiders catching us by surprise again."Ishum: "So you just want a guard or two keeping watch at night, and a couple of torches?"Burnaburiash: "That's the idea. Guards, a defence plan, and some weapons close by in case of a sneak attack. I'll let you men work out the details yourself."Nabu-Mu: "Should we make more weapons?"Burnaburiash: "Whatever you think is necessary. If you're not working on security or hunting, go help Arwia build the huts."
You leave the men to organize their defence plans and night watch. But just as you leave, Enki approaches you.Enki: "Burnaburiash, there's something that needs you attention."Burnaburiash: "What is it Enki? A message from Namtar?"Enki: "Yes! I journeyed out to meet with one of Namtar's men and he brings bad news: The Djenak Balai have stationed some men to block the passage to the desert. Migrants won't be able to get through while the path is blocked."Burnaburiash: "What!? Even here they plague us!"Enki: "It is as we feared."You stare forlorn into the distance, how will you meet this new threat?>"There's no time to lose. We must destroy them!">"We shouldn't fight them alone, we must find allies.">"We must bide out time for now, we will fight them when we are ready.">write in
>>4718318>write in: send scouts to determine the enemy numbers, equipment and morale.
>>4718337+1Look for exploitable weaknesses too, for example poisoning their water supply/food
>>4718436Also spirit ward
Burnaburiash: "We need to scout them first, see just what we're up against."Enki: "I volunteer then. Let me go."Burnaburiash: "Very well, but take some other scouts with you. It's dangerous to go alone."Zakiti and Labashi volunteer for the mission and the party proceed on their way. While they go the village continues organizing its security and rebuilding work.The scouts eventually find the Djenak Balai's desert camp.Labashi: "Ash covered skin. Dreadlocks. It's them..."Zakiti: "I see no shades with them. Just human warriors."Enki: "We must get closer. Burnaburiash needs information.">[Roll 1d20 for the scouts' recon. We'll take an average of 3. Higher is better.]
I've going on a camping trip over Easter tomorrow, so I won't be able to update Chalco Civ for a few days. I might be able to do a quick update tomorrow morning, but probably not. See you!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>4719603
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>4719603>>4719609Have fun!
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>4719603gg dicegods
Rolled 11 (1d20)Hopefully I can help
>>4719640We got an average of 11.66 so we are at least ok.
Burnaburiash: "I am glad you are all alive and well."Enki: "Shaman. We have scouted the Djenak Balai camp as you asked."Zakiti: "None saw us. I don't think they know we are aware of them, Burni"Burnaburiash: "Good good good. What did you learn? How many are there? How's their equipment and morale?"Labashi: "We saw at least 8 warriors. No armour, wielding spears. They may have a leader but we weren't able to get close enough to see. They have a water source and some supplies but they're hunting for food."Enki: "All of the Djenak Balai warriors we saw were the kind that birth an evil spirit the moment they are killed."Zakiti: "I assume they're as fanatical as ever. They do anything the Djenak tells them no matter what."Burnaburiash: "Hmm. I don't think our 9 men will be enough to win. But they're just waiting. We don't have to attack them right away. Gives us time to prepare...">Make more armour>Make more weapons (which?)>Seek allies>Sabotage them>write in
>>4727668>Sabotage themPoison their water
>>4727668>>Sabotage themshit in their water.
>>4727668Poison their water supply, I don't remember which local plant does it but I think one makes you very sick.
>>4727677>>4727728Oh wow, and i thought I was being cleveranf unique lmao
>>4727668How about some pink flower in their water supply? Get them goooood and stoned then do whatever we want with them while they are smashed.I think straight up poisoning the water would upset the spirits
While a direct attack would be foolish, you could try more "subtle" means.Poisoning their water will be upsetting to the spirit of the pool, but he will probably be forgiving if it means ridding him of his new neighbors.You spend some time planning the mission and straining poison from a Pubu Fruit. Using it to fill up the water-skins the leather workers have been producing.Burnaburiash: "Will this poison make them unable to fight?"Nabu-mu: "It's not a killing kind of poison, it's a stomach-aching, Diarrhoea giving, snakes-wriggling-in-your-bowels kind of poison. They will be able to fight but won't be fighting well."Burnaburiash: "No less than they deserve. All we need now is someone to carry out the mission."When you ask, all of the men in the village volunteer for the task. You believe Labashi has the best chance of success, but you feel a little apprehensive about sending him. Losing a friend like that would be all too horrible.You could send one of the men you don't know very well, but you feel like that may be a selfish decision.[roll 1d20, average of 3]>Send Labashi (+4)>Send unnamed villager (+0)
The following morning a stranger comes to the village. A young woman who you sense is spiritually attuned like a shaman, or witch. She starts rudely demanding fruits and a personal hut to sleep in.You are annoyed by the girl's demeanor, but at least she isn't threatening you like the last sorcerer you encountered. How are you going to handle her?>write in
>>4730247oof bad timing
>>4730246>>Send Labashi (+4)
>>4730246Send labashi, he is the BEST>>4730249SHOW ME WHAT YOU GOT
>>4730249>Send Labashi (+4)>>4730249>Challenge her to a shaman-off to establish dominance.
>send lambashi>>4730249>Ask who she is and where she came from? Then correct her manners once we know who we are fucking with
Burnaburiash: "Who do you think you are? Stomping around like a queen. We are facing a great evil and I have little patience for your fly bites."Hani'ata: "Ha! Who am I? I'm Hani'ata, most powerful witch in the entire desert!"Burnaburiash: "...Where exactly do you come from Hani'ata?"Hani'ata: "I am not tethered to any one place! I wandered in from the east."Burnaburiash: "You will show my people respect, or I'll show you some real magic."Hani'ata: "Are you challenging me old woman?"Burnaburiash: "Old!? You're a fledge! I'll fight you, but when I win you'll sit on the floor."Hani'ata: "Hahaha, well when *I* win, you'll give me a hut all to myself."The villagers start to gather around, in anticipation of your "shaman-off."Hani'ata: "Fine then. First one to go in the water loses!"Burnaburiash: "Very well."
Meanwhile, Labashi lies patiently in wait for the sunset. With several skins full of horribly poisonous (but tasty) Pubu juice.Labashi: "Ancestors, watch over me.">[Roll me 2 1d20s]
>>4730295anime and anonymous image boards haven't been invented yet so Burnaburiash isn't gay
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>4730762
Rolled 20 + 4 (1d20 + 4)>>4730762Labashi, I'm sorry if this roll sucks
>>4730759>Use waveEnjoy being in the water loser
Fuck yes, love rolling with my heart
The witch raises her arms in the air and a puff of flames flares up next to your ankle. The hem of your robe catches fire!Surprising! She has spirit magic as well. Grinning excitedly, she prepares to cast again.Not this time. You ready your own spell. It isn't easy remaining focused whilst your clothes are on fire, but your well disciplined mind maintains concentration and you sling out your spell much faster than Hani'ata's amateurish hocus pocus.You conjure a massive wave that absolutely dunks her, washing her into the river. The considerable splashback douses your robe.The embarrassed girl crawls out of the river to face the chuckling villagers.Burnaburiash: "Now you are you ready to behave?"Miffed she avoids looking at your eyes while wringing out her clothes.Hani'ata: "Yes miss.. Let me stay here. Please."What do?>write in
Hours later Labashi returns, alive and well.Labashi: "I did it Burni, poured every last drop of poison into their pool."Burnaburiash: "Yes! I knew you would succeed."Labashi: "I managed to spy their leader as well, they have a sorcerer with them."Burnaburiash: "Hmm I see, Leave him to me."You look up at the moon, already starting to set.Burnaburiash: "They will wake up and drink soon. We must attack while they're still poisoned. Gather your weapons. Time to strike."[who will you bring to battle and who will you leave at home?][What weaponry will you equip your warriors with?]>write in
>>4732734>Ask who she is, where she's from and what brought her here (I don't believe she's actually the top witch of this desert)>>4732735>Take everyone who can hold a weaponThis is serious shit and calls for overwhelming force.>Three best fighters with swords and shields to tank, the rest with slings and bows.The Djenak Balai are armed with spears, so we might as well use the range advantage.
>>4732735Oooh fuck forgot to darken that image, its night time
>>4732734>Hani'ata: "Yes miss.. Let me stay here. Please."take her on as an apprentice if she wishes to stay as one. fire and water is a nice partnership. keeps the other in checkalso +1>>4732765 tactics
>>4732864No point in wasting effort on an apprentice if she doesn't stay to benefit the tribe. That's why we should ascertain her motivations first.
>>4732869she is asking to stay though. will she benefit the tribe in the future? we will have to wait and see
>>4732734Let her stay if she is willing to pitch in like everyone else and doesn't cause trouble. If she can manage to do that then we can think about apprenticing her as well later. Hand her over to our head female. >>4732735If I remember anything about our last battle, it's that Spears are OP as fuck. 2 range with 2 damage. Give half the men Spears sheilds and amour and the other slings
>>4732734She was trying the whole "fake it till you make it" tactic, didn't work clearly. >Ask her honestly why she is here>>4732765This but we should leave a couple of dudes behind to defend the village incase the raiders return. Don't forget those guys will still be pissed at us!
>>4733188>but we should leave a couple of dudesThey have like 9 dudes who also turn into bad spirits when they die. We need everyone.Honestly I would arm the women and children with slings and take them tooo.
Burnaburiash: "Hmm, I *might* let you stay, if you tell me exactly who you are, AND where you come from."Hani'ata: "I'm just a wandering vagrant, okay!? I'm an orphan from Mokodou. The spirits gave me magic and I use it to impress the tribals."Burnaburiash: "Is that so? Well Hani'ata. You may stay for the time being. But if you continue to live here I expect you to work."Hani'ata: "Work!? I don't wont to *work*"Burnaburiash: "Thunderbolts! You are very entitled for a beggar. My entire tribe is moving out to fight evil forces soon. All I ask at this time is you make sure no animals eat our supplies while we're away."Hani'ata: "What? *Everyone* is going out to fight? Even the children? With no one to watch the village?"Burnaburiash: "The Djenak Balai are terrifying enemies and must be CRUSHED with overwhelming force. Once we return we can discuss this further."Hani'ata: "..."
(First off I wasn't really thinking about the distance to the Djenak Balai camp until now, it's ~51.21km away from you. Don't worry about how your entire village including children and elderly managed to walk there so fast. Apologies, I'll try to pay more attention to this stuff in the future.)You gather up the ENTIRE village. There are some complaints, but everyone in the village take's the Djenak and his army very seriously so there isn't too much resistance.You give everyone a weapon, and move out. After a long moonlit march through the desert you reach the outskirts of their base...
I changed up the rules a bit since last time. So here's a quick rundown:Units can't move diagonal anymore. Most adult units move 3 tiles. Your uhh... child soldiers will move 2 tiles.You can move through friendly units but not through enemy units.By default:Men have 3 HPWomen have 2 HPChildren have 1 HP
=MELEE WEAPONS=Basic melee Weapons do 2 damage.Melee weapons made of bronze do 3 damage.All melee weapons except the spear can only attack the 4 tiles adjacent.You can only attack up or down 1 tile, any higher or lower than that can't be reached.Spear-can attack diagonallyWarclub-pushes* the target 1 tileStaff-reduces incoming damage by 1 from enemies within 1 tile.Sword-sidearm***if one object is pushed into another, both take 1 dmg**you can equip a sidearm in addition to your normal weapon, you can swap to the equipped sidearm at any time.
=Unarmed=You can always do unarmed attacks regardless of what you have equipped.Fist-does 1 dmgPush-pushes the target 1 tile-does 1 dmg if you have a shield
=RANGED WEAPONS=Basic ranged weapons do 1 damageRanged weapons that shoot bronze arrows / lead bullets do 2 damageCan attack at range!!!When aiming at enemies at higher levels of elevation, your range is subtracted by 1 for each tile of height your target has over you.Sling-9 tile range-can only target horizontally-pushes the target 1 tileBow-6 tile range-can target horizontally, anywhere within 6 tile range
=SHIELDS AND ARMOUR=Armour increases your hpLeather and Chitin armour: +1 hpBronze Armour: +2 hpShields reduce incoming damage from the direction you're facing, they can be paired with 1-handed weapons (swords, spears, slings)Leather/Wooden/Wicker shields: -1 dmgBronze Shields: -2 dmg
=GRAVITY=Being pushed off an edge makes the target take 1 damage per tile it falls.If one object falls on top of another, the latter is annihilated, regardless of its mass or HP.Objects that fall into water take no damage and reappear on the water's edge next turn.Stuff I will probably add later (feel free to make suggestions!)-throwing spears-clubs (stone age level sword)-dagger (more damage from behind)-throwing dagger (ranged sidearm)-light cavalry (camels and horses)
[I can't finish the rest of the update so here's a small update to vote on.]The Djenak Balai camp is just a short distance away. You've been gathering shamanistic supplies these last few months and you might be able to prepare a little magic for this fight.>Anti-magic charm>Evil Spirit Totem>Mark of Protection
>>4735962This pic is great.>>4735983>Whatever protects us from evil spirits
>>4735983>>Evil Spirit Totem
>>4735983>>Evil Spirit TotemI'm assuming it keeps evil spirits awayalso, are you saying spears only have 1 range now? BIG nerf
>>4735983>Evil spirit totem
>also, are you saying spears only have 1 range now? BIG nerfYes they only have 1 range. Spearchads btfoYou artistically create a totem to repel evil spirits. You can deploy it during the fight instead of attacking/casting. Evil spirits will not move into the totem's area of effect, and will actively try to leave it if they're caught in it.The time has come! You march your tribe into the battlefield. It looks like your poison has already damaged several of their warriors. Additionally you seem to outnumber them 27 to 9! Morale is very high! (amongst the adults anyway). You see their leader, a Balai sorcerer glowering from a hill top. Who knows what foul magic he has at his command?. You look at the sky and take a deep breath.Burnaburiash: "Attack!!! Doom to the Djenak Balai!">Blitzkrieg>Pincer Attack>Defensive positions>write in
>>4737725>Geek the mage first.
>>4737828+1 shove him off of that mountain with waveIf we go for a pincer attack watch out for that Scorpion hiding at the top of the map...
mage has 5 hp and we have 5 archers. They have 0 range guys so we should just set up a kill zone and wait. only 3 units of movement and slings have knock back so these dudes are fucked. Only bad thing is that 90% of the killing will be done by children
>>4739625I like the sound of this plan, but do we know what kind of magic/range the mage has? And once we kill their soldiers and they turn into evil spirits will they have some kind of ranged attack?
>>4740028>I like the sound of this plan, but do we know what kind of magic/range the mage has?The Djenak can hand out a wide arsenal of spells to his sorcerers as easily as Bilya and the Bellecist offered spells to you. There's no telling which spells a balai sorcerer might have.>they turn into evil spirits will they have some kind of ranged attack?from what you've seen the standard warrior shades are just melee units
As your warriors move into position the Balai warriors begin to ferociously charge straight at you. The sorcerer stands on the edge of the hill and conjures three orbs of dark crackling energy which start speeding forward. How should your warriors react?>disengage, avoid the orbs at all costs>attack! take out the sorcerer!>Send over the men with shields to cover your archers>write in(You still have the evil spirit totem, place it whenever you want)
>>4740111[placing all the movement lines is pretty tedious, even with this new software. I just ditched it and moved the units without the movement indicators to save time.]
>>4740111>disengage, avoid the orbs at all costsI don't thibnk shelads are good protection.
>>4740111Are the orbs projectiles? Or are they Units?
>>4740112there,I set up the troops. Don't want to deal with those unknown orbs. Honestly i'm pretty sure we are going to shit all over these melee guys with the slings and bows in a second, the only real problem is the sorc. Thats why I think its worth spending a turn to use wave and PUSH two spear guys past the zoning orbs that are going to be blocking us for a while. I noticed some of the females and children have spears, these units are just taking up space since I refuse to put them in any real danger. I guess there were not enough slings and bows to go around. That first guy gets killed by a spear man then the archers deal with the spawning spirit, its an over kill but we should be able to see what the spirits look like.
>>4740743they're projectiles that move forward 3 spaces every turn until they collide with something, they can't be attacked
>>4740958Hey thanks heaps for your dedicated responses! Since playing out combat with this skirmish mini-game isn't getting a lot of traction and takes many updates to finish I will swap to a simpler way to resolve combat in the future for better player engagement. But I will finish this one, it's not quite as bad as some infamous fights in quests that last for months.(Burnaburiash can only cast a wave directly in front of herself.)Nabu-mu strikes down one of the Balai warriors with his spear. No sooner than the fanatic dies, a shade crawls out of his corpse. A twisted hunched over thing, with a long head and gangly clawed arms. It is said Balai warriors are given lashings and burning hot brandings just to twist them inside, all to produce these wretched spirits. A volley of arrows arc over the hill killing the creature. But more Balai warriors are charging into the fold. And their sorcerer is coming down from his perch to join the fight.The enemy is close enough for you to charge out and attack!>Charge>Hold ground>write in
>>4742539>Move the frontliners a bit back and to the side to give the slingers a line of fire.
>>4742539>Since playing out combat with this skirmish mini-game isn't getting a lot of traction and takes many updates to finish I will swap to a simpler way to resolve combat in the future for better player engagement.As much as I LOVE turn based tactics games I understand. That said...positioning changes
ABC: Fireing arc, first two shots kill the two warriors, the next shot hits the spirits D: come from old man with bow, he hits one of the soldiers for 1 damageEF: The children then finish him off and again blast his spirit into the guy in the back. G: comes from the two archers who finish off the front most spirit. H: the two guys run around the balls (I didnt realize they were floating in the last update, i thought they were a 2x2 attack my bad.)i: shaman runs up and places the totem on the high ground
If you want to skip some turns my vote is >Hold ground and keep fireing
>>4743098>Don't forget that ranged characters need field of view to hit their targets>Move back a little bit so we can surround them when they are out of the little pass.We aren't using our numbers advantage right now.
>>4743098I have a feeling the slingers can't shoot over the allies' heads.
>>4743419I reached out to dolomite and he said that slings can be fired over peoples heads.
What software is being used to make this?
>>4743951I'm using Tiled | Flexible Level Editor to make the maps, the tilesets/sprites are made in Paint Tool sai. I use GIMP to do some editing stuff.
>>4743972Thanks, may join this qst later
Your archers start raining hell on the charging Balai. For each enemy you slay a shade emerges and continues the charge. You lift the evil spirit high into the air and drive it into the ground. You sense it's working! The shades start deviating from the charge and start moving to the flanks instead. But two of your own men are going down the flank as well, they may not be able to escape in time.The sorcerer uses his dark magic to embue one of the shades with crackling red energy. The creature appears strengthened! Most of the remaining human enemies continue their mad charge into your waiting archers.>Charge>Hold ground>Move away>write in
>>4744608>Archers, cover falnkers. Flankers, retreat. The rest, charge.
>>4744608>Take out the sorcerer asap!
>>4744740>Flankers, retreat.They can't, the spirits move 4 tiles per tern to their 3 per turn. Archers can't reach either. My plan:step 1: move some people into position. IF the spirit totem is a BLOCKER then have the guy in blue circle destroy it. Step 2: use WAVE on our OWN MEN to give that 1 slinger the movement she needs to get into position. step 3: final repositionstep 4: attack phase:Have the archers kill the spear men so all 3 spirits pop outThe spear men, doing 2 damage each, kill the first two spirits and the line up of slingers (STARTING AT THE BACK MOST SLINGER) do 4 damage killing all the enemies in front of usUse the 1 re positioned singer to do 1 damage to enraged spirit. Then have the two flankers finish off the spirits. that leaves us with just the sorc and 1 spear man. I did my very best to rescue those men with the wave tactic, hopefully they can survive and run next turn. We can use wave again on the children to reposition them and cover the retreat.
[okay, last update for this battle. No need for any vote / battle plans. I'll continue the quest tomorrow.]
>>4747399Thanks for the update Dol, we appreciate you!
Hey Dol would you blow som1... for a snickers
Yeah fine, TWO snickets?
Rolled 40 (1d100)>>4749293Not for anything!Your forces sweep in and take out the last Balai warrior. He and his shade are defeated before it can do any further harm. Despite your intentions to kill the sorcerer first, he has escaped as the sole survivor. He flees towards the grassland beyond the desert.Burnaburiash: "Leave the coward. We must tend to the injured."You quickly attend to the one warrior who was struck down in battle. You smear generous amounts of healing Bitee Paste to his wounds in a fleeting attempt to preserve his life.25% chance to survive. Needs a roll greater than 75 on 1d100
>>4749857Another warrior falls in battle against the foul Djenak Balai. May their destruction be soon and swift! How does your civilization respectfully inter the dead?>Bury, Plant a tree on the remains (Plant Spirit, Botany)>Burn the remains in a pyre (Fire Spirit, Metallurgy)>Bury them under a cairn (Earth Spirit, Masonry)>Inter in a Sarcophagus/Tomb (Evil Spirit, Medical)>write in
After resting in the Balai camp and feasting on their food supplies. You order the men to pick up all the remaining supplies and head back home. You return home to find your huts ransacked. The doors flung open, the pots and baskets overturned or broken. All of your food has been taken as well as some of your textiles. You find Hani'ata hiding in the Smoker.Burnaburiash: "Hani'ata!! What calamity struck here!?"Hani'ata: "It was not my fault! A bunch of raiders came soon after you all left! They plundered everything in sight."Ishum: "I say: She is a raider spy and TOLD them our base was undefended."Hani'ata: "Stupid! I saved your bag of Gemeti coins." She tosses you the bag of money the Uppulu had gifted you during your little fever crisis.Hani'ata: "You should all be kissing my footprints! I saved your money and I saved your crops from those mangy Emus!"Burnaburiash: "It's okay Hani'ata, I'm not going to punish you. And thank you for hiding what you could. We brought some food from our victory and we can start restocking our reserves tomorrow."The rest of sunup is spent fixing up the mess, after sunset you finally get to lie down on your soft bedroll and think about your plans for tomorrow.>Hunt down a large creature>Track down the thieves and get your shit back>Buy food from another village/city>Spend all your manpower hunting/trapping foraging>write in
>>4749860>Bury, Plant a tree on the remains (Plant Spirit, Botany)>Track down the thieves and get your shit back
>>4749862>Track down the thieves and get your shit backNobody fucks with us and lives. NOBODY.
>>4749860>Burn the remains in a pyre (Fire Spirit, Metallurgy)
>>4749860float them down the river, use fire arrow to light body. >>Track down the thieves. Maybe if we act like we won't be retaliating at first, we can find any spotters watching our camp.I don't like how they immediately knew, they must be watching us.
>>4749860>Burn the remains in a pyre (Fire Spirit, Metallurgy)FIYA
>burn the remains on a pure>Track down the theives and get your shit backThen burn them on a pyre too, alive
no update tonight, having a little rest
Burna bury ash. You have a funeral pyre made for your fallen warrior. As is tradition for your people. Sitting around the flames, conducting this small ceremony reminds you of home. Back in the city of Tripoda there were many wise men learned in the ways of flame and metalurgy. Memories of towering furnaces and treasures of Electrum and Bronze surface in your mind. You spent most of your time in the outlying villages but still have fond memories of the city. The other villagers seem to be likewise inspired. Maybe after the food situation ends you could start laying the foundation of metalworking.>Explore (Tin)>Mining Camp (copper)>Wood Furnace
You gather a small recon team and begin tracking down the thieves that stole your supplies. Suspecting a spy has been observing your village, you explore the nearby area for signs of a spy but find nothing. Eventually Enki picks up a trail and you begin to track it to its source. A column of smoke in the distance reveals the site of a battle, a lair in the side of a rocky cliff face and a handful of dead raiders. A group of Ishtar camel raiders are carrying supplies out of the lair an into their camels' travel bags. No doubt the supplies that were stolen from you are among the plunder. Your old associate Prince Jamael is with them, although it seems like an older grayer man at his side is the leader of this raiding party.Nebo: "That's our food!"Enki: "I don't think they will let us have it, not after they fought for it."Burnaburiash: "Shh, I'm thinking.">write in
>>4754348>Wood FurnaceIt's required for metalworking, and is useful for more things besides.>>4754352>Greet them and thank them for killing the raiders. Mention the food but don't ask for it back.
>>4754352>Explore (Tin)>Greet them and thank them for killing the raiders. Mention the food but don't ask for it back.I think tin would a valuable trade good to hold in a bronze age setting in the long run.
>>4754389+1Could word it like "these people raided our village and took all of our food, thank you for taking care of them for us. I trust you have been well since you stayed at our village?"
(Drawing all these stupid camels took up all my time!)You decide to approach the Ishtar, it would be foolish to turn away after coming so far.Burnaburiash: "Hello! Prince Jamael."Jamael: "Oh, Burnaburiash. Sun's Blessing."The prince makes a hand gesture, that you take as an expression of politeness.The grey beard trots his camel between you. His fine woven clothes and beads of precious metal show his high standing. He rudely points his spear at you.Ashur: "State your intentions. Woman of the woods."Burnaburiash: "These raiders stole all our food. We tracked them here to take vengeance, and reclaim our supplies."Ashur: "We are the Ishtar: the desert storm! WE slew the bandits and shall take what we wish."Jamael: "Father, when I was alone and injured Burnaburiash healed me and gave-"Ashur: "And THEN what happened Jamael? This witch allowed the Gemeti to destroy you! You, my own son returned home shamefully afoot!"Enki: "Wouldn't have returned home at all-"Ashur: "Silence runt!He rides back towards his men.Ashur: "Ishtar! Take everything your camels can carry. Burn the rest."The old man rides off, with his men scrambling to finish their work and follow him.It seems your relations with the Ishtar are tenous. You imagine they could become an enemy if you became a lucrative target for raids. Fortunately the young prince is much more agreeable. Before he leaves, maybe you could get a quick word with him while his father is gone.>write in
>>4756438>"Glad to see you made a successful escape, prince Jamael. Is your father always so confrontational or did we irk him in some particular way?"
>>4756505+1 Also please don't burn our foodNot gonna lie I kind of want to fuck that guy up for talking shit
>>4756438I'm just happy he isn't upset that we didn't aid him more. Our small tribe can't handle agression from either of our mighty neighbors. Apologize for being unable to save his camal from the warriors. Maybe ask him if there was anything note worthy about the bandits
>>4756680If they are going to burn it then we can't do much about it. We already asked nicely and the father character said no. If that's what it will take for the Chief to feel square with us, then fuck it.
>>4758016They could also see it as an admission of weakness. I say we prod some more for information first.
Burnaburiash: "I am glad to see you made a successful escape, prince Jamael. Is your father normally so confrontational?"Jamael: "You found him in a good mood Burnaburiash. It is not easy to earn father's respect, and he hates weaklings."Nebo steps forward beside you. Nebo: "You call us weaklings?"Jamael: "I do not. Indeed, I heard just a few days ago you defeated mysterious warriors from the south: clad in bones, with skin covered in ash."Enki: "How do you know this? I saw no witness to the battle."Jamael: "Rumours that spring from raiders who visit our city. They say the bandit lord named Razzaq sees everything in the desert."Burnaburiash: "Sees *everything*? Pah, empty baskets. But the rumour is true: we did battle the Djenak Balai. And the raiders knew we weren't guarding our camp."The last of the Ishtar riders leaps to his camel and takes off.Jamael: "I must go now, may we meet again Shaman."He reins his camel around and gallops into the distance, a cloud of dust behind him.You use your magic to douse the burning camp, but everything of value has been taken or destroyed. Disappointed, you return home empty handed.
You return to find little progress has been made. The Wood Burner you ordered hasn't even been started. One of the burnt hut husks from 2 raids ago still hasn't been cleaned up.Arwia: "I'm sorry Burni, with half the men hunting to restock our food and the other half with you, our clay pit has been left asleep. And that Hani'ata girl won't lift a finger without supervision!"Burnaburiash: "Don't worry, things are difficult right now but your management is a big help to me."You inspect the storage house and find your food levels are at least stable, villages should start producing things as normal soon. Your inventory check is interrupted when a villager approaches you with a message.Villager: "Chief, there's a group of our people heading towards the village. About 20 of them in total. They should arrive by the start of winter."Burnaburiash: "20 at once? I suppose more and more of our people are getting organized and escaping the Djenak's grasp."Arwia: "Before they arrive, we'll need more houses, and more food stockpiled."Burnaburiash: "We'll handle it, just like the last wave of migrants."[Food Strategy]>Raiding>Fishing>New hunting grounds>write in[Housing Strategy]>Make a large dormitory>Make many mud huts>Make a few brick huts>write in
>>4760970>New hunting grounds>Make a large dormitoryQuicker to build for the same internal volume. And after the newcomers settle down, they can build their own homes, and we'll repurpose the dormitory.
>>4760997That sounds pretty good.
>>4760970fuck that image was bad. Several villagers are just floating randomly lolThe hunters explore surrounding territories to find better hunting grounds and larger game. They discover a nice area an acceptable distance away.Two of the animals; the Camels and Elephant have excellent amounts of meat. With these grounds the hunters will bring in significantly more meat although they will be spending more time away from the village for these long hunting trips.Notable animals: Wild Dogs, Camels, Elephants
Arwia: "I have been trying to think of ways to help manage the village most effectively."Burnaburiash: "Is that why you hold a wordy papyrus paper?"Arwia: "We have 18 Working Adults. 9 Men and 9 Women."Burnaburiash: "But there are 11 women in the village, 12 if you count Hani."Arwia: "I don't count you because you're usually doing shaman stuff, and I don't count Hani'ata or old lady Bibi because they don't do much work."Burnaburiash: "Ah."Arwia: "I've written this report on what the village is producing. I also including how many people are spending most of their working time on that task. It's to help you sort out the village priorities."Burnaburiash: "Thank you Arwia, I will put your writings to good use."(The amount of people working on a task is listed in square brackets)(Zero does not indicate the task isn't being done, it just means no one is spending the majority of their time on that task)=PRODUCTION=Hunting/Trapping >Meat>Hides/fursForaging >Rofru Fruit>Poretri Nuts>Bitee Paste>Mojo Flower>PapyrusClay Pit >ClayKiln >Bricks>PotteryFarming >WheatTrade >Goat MilkTannery >Leather>Water SkinsSmoker >Cured MeatLoom >Bark Fiber>River Reed FiberBuilding >Brick Hut>Wood Furnace>DormitorySecurity ...
>>4764315=AVAILABLE FOR PRODUCTION=Foraging>Ferocc Tree OilFarming>Spices>Pulses>Flax>Poretri Plant>Pubu Fruit>Rofru Fruit>Papyrus>Mojo Flower>Bitee PlantLoom>ClothingTools>Work tools>Spears>Clubs>War Clubs>StavesBowyer's Workshop>Bows>SlingsResearch>Botanical Research>Zoological ResearchExploration>Search area>Search for specific resource=CONSUMPTION=Kiln>ClayTrade>Rofru FruitTannery>Hides/fursSmoker>MeatBuilding>BricksArwia: "If you want to change up our priorities I'll arrange the villagers to change jobs for you."[Select one or more]>Keep things the same>Focus Building>Focus Food>Produce Ranged Weapons>Put Children/Bibi/Hani to work>write in
You have been visited by a really big pig. What do?>Eat>Beware>Guest of Honour>write in
(I've got some news I'd like to share:I've gotten a real deal full time job and will be starting my role next week. I would like to continue running Chalco civ and will try to keep the quest running in the near future. Just a heads up, since there's a good chance the quest will be affected.)
>>4764316>Keep things the same>Guest of Honour
1: For hunting stick to Wild Dogs since there is only 2 hunters. No point in killing an elephant when you cant even eat it. My issue with killing camels is they may be sacred to the desert riders and we would be in their "territory" 2: See if you can have Bibi teach the children something, like how to weave baskets or make slings. She is an old women surely she has some knowledge of things. If Hani'ata doesn't want to work and thinks herself a powerful wizard person, task her with making contact with the earth spirit. The earth spirit is slow and hard to reach, it may teach her patience. 3: Try to make spiritual contact with it it and give it offerings. see how docile it is before letting it run loose, boars can be crazy and wild. 4: Grats on your job! Do your best!
>>4765060+1 to all of these including the congrats on the job, good for you Dol!
The hunters return with some mildly disappointing catches. Wild dogs, not really any better than the emus and lizards they've been bringing in. Nebo: "It's just not worth going all that way for small game. We should take down one of those ELEPHANTS. One of those should feed the newcomers easy!"Burnaburiash: "Ha, I don't want you hunting such powerful animals in a team of two, brave nephew."Nebo: "I could defeat an elephant alone!"Burnaburiash: "Can you carry it all the way home alone?"Nebo: "Uh..."(With the hunters' return. Your food stores are still mediocre, not small enough to hobble productivity but not large enough to properly accommodate the newcomers.)
Bibi is happy to direct the children as they pitch in. She's primarily a bowyer, and your vague instruction to "weave baskets or make slings" turns into more bows and slings and the kids fletching a large stockpile of ammunition.As for Hani...Hani'ata: "How am I supposed to find the mountain spirit? Crossing over to the spirit world is hard, normally I can only do it when there's an eclipse or when a tornado hits."Burnaburiash: "I didn't say it would be easy. But if it's too hard for you we could always use another pair of hands working the clay pit. But you have to do *something*. I don't want to send you away."Hani'ata: "Fine then. I'll find your mountain spirit."Burnaburiash: "If you would like instruction, I am happy to teach you."Hani'ata: "Bah bah bah, I'll succeed on my own."
The Pig does have some sort of spiritual presence, but not on the same level as a human with spellcasting ability. You aren't able to cross over into the spirit world at this time.You keep a close eye on the creature, you're not exactly familiar with giant warthogs but you know wild boars can be very dangerous. After a while you conclude that it's peaceful enough. The villagers, particularly the children seem to really like The Pig so you decide to treat it nicely and give it some offerings of food, finding it eats anything organic you offer to it. The Pig gets settled in and the next morning he is still lounging in the exact same spot.
Arwia: "This isn't good Burni, we're behind schedule. The dormitory isn't going to be finished AND we don't have enough food for all the newcomers. We fed that PIG too much of our precious food."Burnaburiash: "The Pig makes people happy!"Arwia: "Yeah, well I hope you have a plan in mind.">crunch time>tents>trading>write in[The map will be expanded next thread, same as last time. Which direction should it expand?]>Up>Down
That's it for this thread, idk how much longer before it falls off page 10I'll start a new thread in a few days. Thanks for playing!
>>4768205>crunch time>Up>>4768210Thanks for running!
>>4768205>crunch time>Up>find mate for pig, start making piglets
>>4768205use our coins to purchase the food we need
>>4768632ask our goat herder neighbours what they know about giant pigs
>tradingWe can send one or two guys to the goat herders to buy some meat >Crunch timeEveryone else except for Bibi and the children get to work finishing the dormitory>Bibi take the children to forage for fruits under VERY close supervision
>Plan to join in on this thread the moment it starts up, and drop a new picture>Forget about it for a few days, then realize it's been out for a bit>Don't want to post until I have the picture done>One month laterFuck.Sorry about not posting, Dolomite-senpai. I should've joined in the action a lot sooner, even if I hadn't gotten my drawings done. The past month has felt more like a haze than anything.Congrats on the job, and I'm looking forward to next thread. I'll really try hard to finish drawfagging in time for the new one.