My people, hearken to me! Now is the sacred time, and again we relate the history of our people.The past two years have seen our clan settle new lands claimed from hated rivals, explore the reaches of Dragon Pass, and begin the process of forming alliances with our neighbors, for the purpose of tribe making. In the process, our reputation has soared to unseen heights, and other clans tell our traders that the Fimbulvetr are a clan of kingmakers.
>>28400964Here's the clan screen. In the future I might just apply magic myself to speed things up, putting points into Mysteries depending on whether or not we've decided we need one of the blessings we don't have enshrined.Speaking of enshrining, here's our list of clan assets.Shrines:Barntar--VigorElmal--Sun, ShieldErnalda--Bless CropsHumakt--TrueswordIssaries--SilvertongueLhankor Mhy--LiteracyMaran Gor--EarthbloodOrlanth--RainTarard Riel--WatchfulnessVinga--FyrdwomenWind Spirits--N/ABlessings that might be useful on a permanent basis: Humakt (Battle Luck OR Morale), Issaries (Market), Uralda (Calf Blessing), Urox (X Chaos)Treasure: Parentheses are where the treasure came from.Bullroarer (Exploration)Eurmal's Shield (Trade)Eye Mirror (Adventurers)Godbone (Adventurers)Grey Net (Exploration)Gustbran's Wheel (Heroquest, godsrealm)Humakt's Raven Banner (Exploration)Klanth of Orlanth (Heroquest, Orlanth and Aroka)Red Leather Mask (Adventurers)Shimmering Cloak (Adventurers)Silver Dragon (Exploration, dragonnewts)Splendorbread (Heroquest, Orlanth and Aroka)Vargast's Ring (Trade)
>>28401029Go ahead and do the usual. One point in mysteries just in case.
>>28401029Hail, Heort-Son.Important points at present: Do Humakt the Champion, get Humakt's ShieldDo Orlanth & Aroka /again/, acquire Bag of WindsBuild Temple of Humakt (Battle Luck)Built Shrine of Odayla (Tracking)Sacrifice to Vinga (Pathfinder)When you hit 1200+ population, switch Shrine of Vinga to Pathfinder and sacrifice for Fyrdwomen - you have on average 50% of your adults as fyrd, and your clan should have 50% adults and 50% crotch-spawn (ideally).With >20 Weaponthanes, 250+ Fyrd, Watchfulness from Tarard Riel and a tula that isn't comically oversized, you should always be able to spot them and beat the stuffing out of invaders.
>>28401188We should fill all of them except children. We can afford it.Let's focus this year on diplomacy. See if we can get an alliance with the Rune Ducks, then with our other neighbors, especially the one to the south.We should also see about beating on the guys who are still feuding with us until they offer to give us tribute rather than being beaten. So we can avoid that. But that's later.Let's get the last useful temples, and and focus on building our population of carls and weapon thanes, as well as hunters (for patrols) and crafters (for goods to give out lots of gifts so we can make tons of friends).Then we complete our last few hero quests, and form a tribe with every tribe currently in the north (that isn't Jenestri)
>>28401029King reputation! Does that mean it's almost tribe time?
This fucking game, I swear to god.A new Elmali appeared in our outer ring tab, and he blows the guy we've been raising to take over out of the water. His stats are incredible, and his Leadership is higher than our next best, who's been strengthened by Orlanth and Aroka twice. Comes with better magic too, and he's six years younger. Hail to the chief.Give me two events for Sea season. I'll go Heroquesting (O&A, for the Bag) and do diplomacy otherwise.>>28401193>a tula that isn't comically oversizedWell actually...>>28401329Just about. The Making of the Storm Tribe heroquest will officially open the midgame.
>>28401337I think we got a a new scion! Groom the fuck out of that guy starting right fucking now!>>28401337>>a tula that isn't comically oversizedGo ahead, show him. Show him the map with tribe lines.
>>28401337Baranthos looks pretty grizzled for 24.
>>28401373I spent five minutes looking for a map with our current borders are realized we didn't have one. So here, our current borders.>>28401375Baranthos is 46. His Leadership stat is Very Good. Harvar was our chief-in-training, and he is 24. Now that he's not going to be chief, he'll have a very promising career leading explorations.You saw nothing.
>>28401504>>28401469I was going to say, I thought we have displaced some tribe and gotten a lot more territory than that.
Just remembered that we had talked about reassigning crafters last thread, so I went ahead and did that. We'll have to put out a call for farmers again. Should we offer sheep as additional encouragement?>>28401534Nothing.
>>28401574We're drowning in fluffiness. OF COURSE WE OFFER SHEEP! Our thanes can't sleep at night because they keep confusing sheep for pillows and then get bitten.
No event, so straight to Sea 2. If we're going to grab the Bag of Winds, it's best to do it before raiding season. We can put out the call for farmers in Fire season.Also, I just checked and we are supporting as many crafters as the game will allow for our population. We're going to be swimming in goods before the end of the year.
THE MOST EXCITING TIME OF THE DAY HAS FINALLY COME!
>>28401635http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uh1K-Y4hF00Are you going to solicit participation again?
Look at that expression. Truly a born leader. Let's hope his next age portrait looks half this good.>>28401702Nah, only the first time. Humakt should be pretty metal. Pity we don't know that one yet (hint hint).
Does anyone actually read these stories? Because I just noticed>A great flood of blood, water and mead>flood of mead>after killing a dragonOrlanthi myths are awesome.
>>28401750By the beards of Orlanth, Humakt and Elmal together, you -still- don't have Humakt's heroquest myth?Getthee hence into the temple and start sacrificing.And OF COURSE Orlanti myths are goddamn metal, just read the entirety of a successful Humakt the Champion quest and you will know -how- metal.
The Bag of Winds makes the "Drive them off" option more effective. Given that it naturally has the highest success rate of any option, this is good.>>28401822Humakt is so awesome that once you get it, other Orlanthi myths just can't compete. Even the rewards are fantastic.
>>28401877Damn right they can'tPraise Humakt! (And remember, NEVER piss off the Ducks!)
OH GODS IT NEVER ENDS.Descendants of those killed in the feud between Glendara and Rangarda have it out in our tula. The invader boys are from the Jenestni clan. What do we do with them?
>>284019775. Take them back to their clan
May this be the end of it.>13 clan magic Oh hell yes, we did something right during the quest.>>28401977Wow that was a terrible editing job. I'll try to do better on the next one.
Actions for fire? Two please.
>>28402073We've got a feud going on with the Volstagg who neighbor us, right? We could do to them what we did to the Stag Hearths and the Grey Dogs.
>>284020731.) Send our Trader to the nearest allied clan to buy treasure.2.) Ask for donations to the Fimbulvetr cause from our hated neighbours.
>>28402238Vostang, not Volstagg, and they don't neighbor us. Shit....Ah, well, we could still raid 'em.
Buying treasure. The Gorinds are allies and nearby.>>28402238Unfortunately, we don't border them. If you look at the map, you see that there's a good amount of unclaimed territory between the two clans.>>28402258Our clan's special ability is that we can raid during Dark season and get magic for it. I'm not opposed to raiding, but if we wait we'll get more for it.
There's not any particular rush to get raiding at the moment. Just continue with the exploration and treasure hunting, and grab a few more thanes for when some stupid bastard inevitably makes a death wish by attacking.
I'm calling in a favor from the Elkenval for information. We'll ask them how to perform a heroquest. Not depicted: me increasing how many warriors accompanied Rostakos. 4 thanes, 10 footmen.>>28402376Not sure why it is, but we can only hire up to 24 thanes right now.
Old Milk Eyes has finally showed up. For those who don't know, he's the herald of the midgame, and his appearance suggests that we're finally ready to start tribe making. However, we're going to want AT LEAST a Heroic Bargainer before starting it, because the clan building skill checks are brutal. Having more local clans as allies will also help.
>>28402514That's cool, no need to deal with all that when we're still securing our position as top dog.
>>28402514We want to make sure we're allied with all of our neighbors and the Jene are driven off.We want to send gifts to the Treebrothers, Lonisi, Old Owls, and Mule Deers (in that order)Then Rune ducks alliance obviously.
>>28402514For the moment. Only 4 types of actions.1) Treasure hunting (go out into the world and get treasure)2) Gifting stuff to the near by clans to be all friendly with them until we can make an alliance with each of them.3) Heroquesting in order to gain advantages to our King to be.4) Building temples
The message received, we move on to trade negotiations. Heort's Stone is a decent treasure, that improves the success rate of heroquests when a disaster necessitates them. We want it because treasure.Since we have more cows than goods, I'll be splitting the difference more towards cows.Also, Orlgard is 67. He's going to die soon, so pray we get another Issarian.
>>28402663I'll miss you, Orlgard.
An even that showed up after we failed to buy Heort's Stone crashed my game. Instead, I give you us successfully buying Quivin's Torc.>>28402691Someone who worships the god of trade, Issaries. They have the best Bargaining skill in the game, so are good ambassadors and traders. They shouldn't be as rare as they're proving in this game.
Diplomacy time. I'm going to follow the order suggested by >>28402602, but with an extra trip to the Old Owls first. They somehow slipped back pink (not liking us) after being purple (neutral) at the end of last year.Bitches love horses. I'll send them 15.
Our emissary to the Elkenval scored us the heroquest Lhankor Mhy Finds the Truth. It's a useful heroquest, and will help Kentvent become good at his job.
Our emissary to the Old Owls made them like us better.Sending an emissary to the Tree Brothers.
The Tree Brothers are the ancient text clan, who can be frustrating to recruit into a tribe. I like the idea of educated barbarians though.
Looks like it went well.
A visiting poet trolled one of our thanes. Now Jarostar demands satisfaction. How do we handle this?
>>28403129Yeah, let's troll him back with some arm wrestling
>>28403129Arm wrassling.And if Jarostar loses, then he needs to work on pumping himself up so uppity poets won't make fun of him so much.
Counter-troll unsuccessful. Guess he didn't want to look bad.
It's now Greydog raiding season. Unsurprisingly, we're raiding the Greydogs.
I have no idea why we have to cross Lonisi territory to reach the Greydogs.Ten cows convinced them to let us through.
Even if we were spotted, we still outnumber them. Counting the benefit of Truesword, it's a pretty significant advantage for us.We're plundering them.
No injuries on our side, but 3 deaths. Even with the loot gained, still feels like a loss.
>>28403378Hail, Heort-sonDid you know that if you explore the Tula, there's an event where you get the chance to explore an Ancient Battlefield and re-enact the battle there?You want to do it, because it gives you free weaponthanes (everyone loves free weaponthanes) and, more importantly, the details to Humakt the Champion (at least it usually does for me.)
What's that? There are Greydogs who haven't been hurt or killed by our army? What are you doing here, go fix that.>>28403445I did not know this. This is awesome.
I'm surprised how many weaponthanes they managed to pull together despite us surprising them.
I'm new to this clan and why the shit are we raiding in Dark?
>>28403358Next we raid the Lonisi for thinking that they can extort us for passage just because their tula barely obstructs ours.
Baranthos watches a friend die. Remember, Heroic Combat, Very Good Leadership.>>28403512Taking ice demons as your starting enemy increases the odds of success, and scores you clan magic. You'll note we had 14 stocked magic before raiding, and 15 after.>>28403522Aren't we trying to ally with them?
>>28403512Coz we can. We got bonuses for clans enemy
>>284035442 tests combat, and 3 leadership, right? In that case, it looks like we do 2, we have chiefs in reserve anyway.
>>28403571Baranthos is a sword machine that kills Greydogs.
>>28403544>>28403551Ah, that must be whence comes the name Fimbulvetr, then? Dangerously appropriate.
Looks like Baranthos' friend got back on his feet after the battle. There's nothing like breaking an army with no losses or injuries.
>>28403544Even if we are, they sure fouled that alliance when they chose to blockade our raiders.
It's this event again. Outlaws under the protection of Gargath, god of such persons, have appeared and demand hospitality. The last time they appeared, we decided to redirect them at our enemies. I'll go with that again, so name one of our feuding partners and I'll send them in that direction.
>>28403667I think Jenestni's the best, since they're nearby.
>>28403358We have to go through the mountains otheriwse.OMG! WE MUST ALLIGN WITH THE LONISI!Even before the treebrothers. Getting them in an alliance will buffer the fuck out of us being raided.
>>28403667Go with the Anmangarn. It's been forever since we did anything to them, and they were the targets last time.
>>28403667Kind of tempting to see what killing them would do...
>>28403628You, shut up. GRAND NORTHERN TRIBE!FIMBULVETR LEAD!TREE BROTHERS, MULE DEER, LONISI, GORINDRUNE DUCK ALLIES!All shall have to negotiate with us to access the north!Also we need to go and get dwarves maybe?
>>28403772The parallel amuses me.Offered five cows because I literally cannot lower the slider any further. Really wish that the game could get a resolution patch of some kind, but nope.
>>28403667Jenestri so we can get rid of them more easily and with fewer losses when the time comes.Then start focusing on Lonisi allianceNew order:Lonisi, Tree Brother, Mule Deer, Old Owl.Then nab an alliance with the Rune Ducks since that'll tick people off us alligning with them right?
>>28403827Did you try a single click on one end of the scale?Because that should only raise or lower it by one.
Sent enough food for 40 people for a year to the Lonisi.>>28403847>Then nab an alliance with the Rune Ducks since that'll tick people off us aligning with them right?I think it might be a global reputation hit, but I'm not sure.>>28403872...This fucking game.
The Greydogs are tired of being footballs. What do we tell them? If we want annual tribute, how much do we want?
>>28403934I swear they should be able to afford more. Do we actually want peace, or do we want to demand more than they can give so we get to keep fighting them?
>>28403934Has asking for annual tribute EVER worked?
>>28403934Depends on how many clans are feuding with us. If its more than 2 or 3 we should accept annual with around 14.
>>28404035I wouldn't do it, just because they might renege in a year, and we gave them a truce for almost nothing. We might as well ask for as much as we can now, so we're guaranteed to get it.They offered 27 cows, so I think we can press them up to 50.
Demanding 14 cattle got us this response. Hope they like paying mercenaries that are going to get killed next year!>>28404007Keep in mind we've made off with 30 cows every time we've hit them, and they had to pay mercenaries to keep us away (not that it helped). Also, not every cow belongs to a clan, some belong to individual members, or are too old to be considered valid currency.>>28404035Certainly. We're getting sixteen a year from the Jenestni, and it's been three years now.>>28404054It's 5.
I think we're just about ready to start alliance making.
>>28404093Okay, fine, the Jenestni, but if my memory serves me right that's the only one of like... four or five attempts to get annual tribute, all of which ended like your pic related.
Storm 2. I think we wanted to send people to the Tree Brothers again? It's that or explore. We haven't done the tula exploration for the year yet.
>>28404181Explore the tula. Do this one >>28403445
Exploring it is.
Came up empty.And then the Greydogs decided that they hadn't had enough of us, and decided to come water our plants.
Baranthos getting an event.
>>28404304>as many as possiblemaybe they'll learn if no one comes back.
>>28404349Heroism is the answer! Strike down those fools whop dare stand up to him!
>>28404349Fight until his troops come around him. He'll be fine, he's got Heroic Combat.
Baranthos is our hero, bringing Greydog pollution down to zero.
Oh my Humakt. We hurt or killed every single attacker, with no harm to ourselves.And we were driving them off.
Is that your excuse for being terrible? Fighting bandits around your tula?
>>28404422Dont know why the greyhounds just build a watchtower and a stonewall and defend themselves instead of attacking the people that are wrecking their shit so hard they have to fuck off their own land and move somewhere else
Clan stats for the year.>40 babies born>45 children initiated as adultsI like those numbers.>24 fewer horsesAnd this is after using fifty or so as gifts.>>28404487It doesn't quite work the same for the NPC clans as it does for player clans. I really can't tell you how the game works, it's utterly inscrutable... and fascinating.
>>28404527Well i know thatjust sayin
Here's the clan magic assignment for the year. I think it's pretty good. Plus, 15 magic left over. Hot damn.>>28404544Fair enough. In universe? Probably has to do with feeling frustrated about being beaten at all turns. Once they saw we were ready for them, they had to choose between keeping up the attack or running and letting us chase them. They never expected that we'd outmatch them so totally.
>>28404593I suppose on the year that we try to do the Storm Tribe Quest (not this one, necessarily) we should have two in Mysteries?
The irony is, I called this earlier in the thread.>>28404670Quests actually. Mysteries increase the odds of a successful sacrifice.
Taralings have a new chief.
>>28404728...Jesus, my mind is jelly. How do I keep missing these simple details...
We're going to explore the tula first. Maybe we'll get the ancient battlefield event.
>we get the ancient battlefield eventMy face mirrors Orstalor's. We're going to want to conduct the divination, but I'd like to again show Orstalor being reasonable.
Looks like the guys who lived here before us were badass. Wonder how long it'll be until the clan shows them up.
>Nothing of note happened.Damn! So much for that.Okay, give me a second event for Sea season.
>>28405075at least you didnt fuck it up and piss them off
It's been a while since we've really run a heroquest.In honor of the righteous asskickings we've been delivering, we're going to perform one of my favorite quests philosophically: Lhankor Mhy Finds the Truth.>>28405139Small blessings.
First and foremost, we have to pick a blessing to seek.Making the quester stronger is my suggestion, since we want to buff Kentvent to be a good Customs agent.
>>28405306>>28405227Didn't we heroquest last year? Do we have some omen or treasure to keep this from failing horribly?
>>28405486You can reliably heroquest every year. It's heroquesting twice in one year that gets you in trouble.Lhankor Mhy is one of the easier quests anyway.
>>28405227That or learning more about dragon pass I guess?Also we should go looking for dwarves again later on. One more gift to the Lonisi, then we offer an alliance
>>28405306Let us make Kentvent a customs MONSTER.He'll compose poems with one hand and fill out the forms to compose poems with the other! AT THE SAME TIME.
Strengthening it is.You have the option to choose people from your tribe to play the role of the characters mentioned in the myth. Since we've lost our Uroxi and our Issarian I'm going to go ahead and say that we want to let the gods appear in this play as themselves. Admittedly, that's pretty awesome.Before we start, does anyone know the myth?>>28405582Learning more reveals map areas. It's honestly not a bad choice for first time players, but I know where we're going.
>>28405596>He'll compose poems with one hand and fill out the forms to compose poems with the other! AT THE SAME TIME.But will he fight off invading grey dogs with a sword held in one foot while cartographing the map's of unexplored land with other foot?His mouth is occupied shouting magic to banish chaos beings.
>>28405679Let's do it.
Issaries has sold the truth. In order to fight off Chaos, Lhankor Mhy needs to get it back. Issaries knows how to get from place to place, because he knows how trade moves across the world. How does Lhankor Mhy convince him to come along?
>>28405804I think the myth was that he didnt intend to sell it so 2.
>>28405851While that was said, Issaries didn't like hearing it.
>>28405880Let's give 3 a shot.
>>28405880Oh, the "correct" answer is about the trade routes. This and Issaries' quest are bullshit though, there's a random chance of any given response working.
>>28405880#3. Issaries likes trading. If trading is confused, then Issaries cannot trade well.
>>28405911Pretty much. Here's the answer that Issaries liked.
Heroquests can be total bullshit. The answer in the myth might not work, or might get you killed. Questing depends on your stats and the RNG lining up.Now, how do we recruit Storm Bull?
>>28406000Let's go with 5.
Urox is awesome.
This one can be tricky. Let's just say that Storm Bull loves his job.
Like a boss.
>>28406056#3.Urox is good at what he does. Lankor Mhy might just get in the way.
The Meeting Test is bullshit, full stop. Unfortunately, it's the only way through the guardians.
>>28406129Hm. I think 6 is right, but I don't think there's a perfect way out of this one. I could be wrong.
>>28406092This kills the Chaos crab.
>>28406129Let's try #6. IIRC, I *think* that was the option that worked on some other play-throughs. We might have just gotten lucky, though.
The Meeting Test is bullshit because it always injures your quester. Doesn't matter how good your skills or magic are.
>>28406180I was going to go with "strike its weakpoint..." but I like yours better.
For details about Issaries' distraction, please see Quest: Issaries the Conciliator.How does Know-It-All get Issaries back on track?
>>28406231I don't think you can, can you? He needs to be distracted, I think.Any option, therefore.
>>28406231Without truth there can be no reconciliation.
>>28406276In Isseries' myth he can't be turned from his purpose. In Lhankor Mhy's, Issaries realizes he's got to get his priorities straight.
>>28406300Oh, right. Okay.
This one's a bit tricky. How does Lhankor Mhy outwit the person who intends to eat the truth?
>>28406413Try asking him why did he do that.
>>28406413I think it's 1, but I don't quite recall.
Faced with no good answer, the truth goes to Lhankor Mhy.
>>28406479Now we have to untwist the truth. This is a bit clever. If you can't grasp the truth, what do you have to do?
>>284065034 is clearly the correct option. I hope.
>>284065035.You can't blind yourself, you can't blunt the thorns, you can't make it prettier. The truth is the truth. Only untwisted.
Issaries interrupts with a question. How does Lhankor Mhy respond?Players might recognize this scene from Issaries' quest, if you've performed it.
>>28406609Answer his question truthfully.
The truth is the truth.
Not only that, but he was also significantly greyer.
>>28406056>>28406129wonder if its the same storm bull from the other story
>>28406714Nah, this WAS the stormbull, not someone who WORSHIPPED the stormbull as their patron.
I'm wondering. Which heroquest is more likely to eat your quester? Elmal's or Uralda's?
>>28406691>grew two inches tallerI lol'd
Kentvent's new statline. We'll want to work on his Bargaining if we want to turn him into a real force of social combat.Okay, I have work to take care of. Give me two actions for Fire season and I'll pick them up when I get back. Will likely be a little over an hour; I'll make a note on Twitter when I start up the game again.>>28406761Given that heroquests are free-stage plays at the same time they're vision quests, who's to say they're not one and the same? Storm Bull picks a guy in the crowd to be his avatar and plays hard to get.>>28406787I've never finished Uralda without skipping the middle third. I say that one.
>>28406811I've heard that's because the middle third involves a lot of Combat tests, which Uraldans...yeah, tend not to have very high even if they're otherwise powerful devotees of their goddess.
>>28406811How do you skip part of a heroquest?
>>28406811man this game ooozes flavour. i love it! cant play it well enough to do anything of significance myself b/c always get pwned 2hard4me. nice to read this lets play
>>28406811More gifts to the LonisiThen propose an alliance.
>>28406888A rarely successful dialogue option that leads directly to the last third of the heroquest.>>28406911Take it a bit at a time. Explore how war works, then exploring, then religion. It's only about a month ago that everything clicked for me and I started being able to win regularly.Okay, now I'm off. See you in an hour.
Am I the only one reminded heavily of Wakfu by the way Orlanthi god-devotion works, just without the degree of physical transformation?
>>28407000Soooo...what's the plan? Continue with the diplomancy until we're allied with all our neighbors?
>>28408618ermmmm...how many enemies do we have? i think having more than 2 at a time is bad.also ionno bout too many allies b/c can cause events like 'he said she said' sorta things
>>28408654We got 3-5 feuds going on.The plan is to make a tribe out of all the groups in the north.
Sorry for the delay, traffic was worse than anticipated.We're sending envoys to the Lonisi until they like us.
I'll have to check, but I think they've just declared that they owe us a favor. Probably pretty close to alliance territory, so next we send the offer...
>>28409110How much do they need to like us in order to propose an alliance?
>>28409140alsowe should ally with that tribe whose chief was 'more favorable' to us : wink wink:sexy tula times
>>28409140Old Owl look pretty friendly too. Let's see about getting alligned with them, then the Tree Brothers.
The Gorinds don't like the Vostangi. The Gorinds want our help raiding the Vostangi. The Fimbulvetr are feuding with the Vostangi.What does the clan say?>>28409157Tribes in the bluer purples will offer alliances in events, so it's random.>>28409166That's the Lonisi.
>>28409242DO ITThen secure the alliance with the Lonisi
>>28409242Sure why not; arent we already red with the Vostang?
>>28409242Is it still sea?
>>28409242Send so many troops that we embarrass the Gorinds and take a greater share of loot.
Oh, interesting, that was an event, not a raid. We basically got free loot.>>28409309Fire season.
>>28409371Cool. Now let's allign with the Lonisi.Then let's try the Old Owls.Then we try for the Tree Bros and Mule deer. Get them friendly and alligned.Then we finally allign with the Rune DucksAnd finally, we do the tribal heroquest and unite the northern clans...OH! Also we need to try to contact the dwarves again and drive out the Jene
The Lonisi do owe us a favor now. That's cool. Also, we're making an offer of alliance to them.Also note: 600+ goods. We have it made.
>>28409451But food is steadily dropping. Might wanna get more carls.
The Lonisi are happy to see our gifts, if not so happy they stop fighting. What reason do we suggest they want to be our allies>>28409481Fire season. It'll shoot up during harvest time.
>>28409487What are the Lonisi known for? If it's fighting and martial prowess and good old fashioned Orlanthi football, #2 seems like a good choice.
>>28409487It looks like they enjoy fighting, so let's try 2.
>>28409511Hating Chaos.The guy on the left is our emissary. Great look on his face.
>>28409487>>28409511>>284095172, 3, or 5
>Uroxi>loving peaceLe fucking what.Still, mission accomplished.
>>28409570>>28409570Awesome. Let's go after the Old Owls, they got some stuff going for them too. What are they known for?We also need to send explorers after the dwarves again.
All aboard the diplomacy train, it's off to the Old Owls.>>28409600They're the cattle clan.
Uralda's teets, that is a lot of cows.I blanked it out last time, but Rostakos has a good suggestion this time. How do we approach the Old Owls for an alliance?
>>28409664I guess we take his advice? They won't renege if they find out we actually have lots of food, will they?
>>28409664Sounds good. go with his advice.
Negotiations successful.>>28409710They'll appreciate the extra ingredients by the sound of it.
Hmm, a marital dispute has gone political. How unpleasant.
>>28409779Conduct and divination. Then pay her bride price if this is true.
The ancestors aren't happy.Outlawing, paying up, or both?
>>28408654Looks like you called it. >>28409779Tell her she's wrong because she's a woman. But seriously, do the divination because we have spare magic
>>28409843Let's do both as a sign of goodwill to the Gorinds. We're punishing a guilty man, so there should be no issue within our clan. Was Enjossi anyone important, anyway?
>>28409893Nope. And now he's gone.
>>28409945I have a feeling he'll be back.
I'm going to stop giving away horses as gifts, don't know how far to go until it's no longer sustainable.Should the Horse-Spawn attack, all bets are off though.
>>28410026yea, we're rolling in goods atm.
>>28410026We have plenty of horses, and like 10 or 15 is a great gift. We need horses for everybody we can assign to the ring and all of our weaponthanes.So like 50 is a minimum.
Oh for fuck's sake. The giant armored rats are back.How are we trying to kill them this time?
>>28410096Kill the fuckers
>>28410096Are the Jenestri still nearby? Maybe Orstalor can introduce them to the vermin.
And no bitching about it like when the carls tried.
>>28410139Booyah.Let's go after the Treebrothers. Get them friendly with us.Or go exploring to the north for dorfs if that's a better chance.
No change to the clan's color though.
It's Dark season. Any preferences as to who gets attacked? The Greydogs are my standby.
>>28410165Keep at it. We had to give 2 more gifts before the Lonisi changed colors.And I vote Greydogs too. Raid their shit.What else can we do during dark by the way?
sounds good. let's see if we can make them abandon their land twice.
>>28410216Raid the ducksRaid the GreyHounds
Wow, look at those numbers.
>>28410272Steal their cows and charge
Fuck, this event again.Harvar has Renowned Combat, Good Magic, Excellent Leadership. He's probably fucked.
>>28410333Shoot the fucker
>>28410352cmon never works.Challenge!
>>28410359I thought it was challenging that we always tried and never worked?
Damn, we almost had him. Fimbulvetr strongk.>>28410395We've tried both, and neither worked.
>>28410395Oh, well I'm pretty new to this so I'm probably wrong.but you must admit challenging makes a better story
>>28410395does shooting or fighting in single combat use 'combat'? or does challange require bargaining/leadership. WHO NOES!
No deaths on our side? We are the storm.>>28410455They both use Combat, but I think challenge uses either Bargaining or Leadership to convince him to fight, and the other uses Magic.
>>28410435Do we ever get bullshit save-the-defenders-ass-despite-being-outnumbered events like that when we're on defense, or are flying rune wizards only available to the AI?
>>28410481I think its an orlanthi shrine power
>>28410477While our warriors and nobles are pretty awesome, our auxiliaries aren't too shabby themselves. They must have one hell of a medic in charge of triage.
Humakti want to kill undead for us.>>28410481I'm pretty sure that any noble with a decent Magic stat is hurling lightning bolts. We just don't hear about it because they handle themselves so well.>>28410517We're doing very well, particularly considering how we're lacking any Chalana Arroy worshipers.
>>28410542Give permission, gift if succeed.
Lots of undead re-killed. That could have ended badly for us.What do we give them, and how much of it?
>>2841060840 cattle, 45 goods?Is 40 cattle considered a generous amount?
>>28410637Extraordinarily. Working for a year, a person might make enough to afford 1 cow. I think.
>>2841069335 Cattle, 45 goods then. Or as near as you can if the slider is being temperamental again.
>>28410693They saved our asses something feirce. They deserve it, and it makes us look REALLY fucking good.
>>28410693>>28410712Yeah, the original sum of 40 cattle 45 goods sounds about right for killing lots of undead right on our doorstep.
And everyone ate dinner that evening.
Damn. Was preparing another raid on the Greydogs but then this happened. Even if you have ice demons as your main enemies, sometimes you'll fail in your attack. When that happens, you lose magic instead of gaining it.
>>28410788Ouch.Okay, what else can we do during dark?
Just finding out that we were on our way has the Greydogs offering peace again. What do we try to get out of them?>>28410797This Dark? Nothing, it's Storm next. Generally, actions that have you leaving the tula have a good chance of failure. In our case, raiding has a smaller chance of failing and provides magic when successful, which is why we do it every chance in Dark.
>>28410846Just get peace out of them 15 cows is enough.
They agreed. Now let's see how long they pay up.
I just cranked up our number of weaponthanes to 25, my apologies for not showing it or asking.A wandering Uroxi has decided that our cattle are Chaos infected. What do we do about his claims?
>>28411016Always ALWAYS use divinations when it comes to animals or goods
>>28411016How does he know? What's the test to see if cows are infected or not? Question him.
No chaos, no foul.
Just to end on a high note, I'm going to send a caravan to the Old Owls to buy a treasure. We'll get back to the diplomacy next year/thread.
Hmm.... Going to have to clear some forest, the cows and sheep are way overcrowded. Like, whoa, that's bad.Could also be a sign to increase the number of shrines...
>>28411144Makes sense.We should increase our number of shrines!Let's spend next year on diplomacy and consolidation, get a fuck ton more fields and pastures.
This could be fun or nightmarish, depending on how this year goes down.That's the end for today. Thanks for playing, see you all tomorrow. If you've got questions, I'll stick around for a little while.
>>28411195How do we get more trade routes? We should probably have a trade route with each of our allies right?
>>28411252Trade routes are determined by how many points you put into trade every Sacred Time and the size of your Issaries shrine (though I think it's the Market mystery that actually does it). Having one with allies is nice, since it's harder to piss off allies, and feuding clans can't trade, but it's not necessary. I think allied trade routes are easier to set up.
>>28411195What's your prognosis on tribe formation? Or at least readiness for Elmal's quest?
>>28411195what does trickster magic being more reliable mean?Does it mean it's more likely to do what we want?Or does it mean that we're going to have him be more reliably tricksterish?
>>28411291Feuding clans can totally trade.
>>28411291So we want a BIG shrine of Issaries?
>>28411397We're just about ready for the tribe. Getting the Tree Brothers is more important than the Mule Deers, I'd be delighted not to have the Long-Planning clan in the tribe.One is never truly ready for Elmal, it destroys all equally and without regard to stats or stocked magic.>>28411409>Does it mean it's more likely to do what we want?This. Note that it doesn't say that it's going to be reliably GOOD though.>>28411420Really? I suppose I've never tried to keep up my trade routes with clans I'm about to start feuding with.>>28411425At least one with Market.
>>28411477Well let's get tree brothers then. We don't -have- to get mule deers I guess... but we should drive them out of the area then! Replace them completely just like we're going to the Jene-faces.