My people, to me! It is now the Sacred Time, and we tell the history of our people in accordance with old tradition.In the last two years we encountered Saraska Bright Eyes, pretender to the unformed throne of Dragon Pass, learned the heroquest Uralda's Blessing, and acquired treasures. We also won great victories against enemies of all stripes. The successes of our clan reached our ancestors in the godsrealm, who descended to our tula to offer us their blessing.
Sorry for not doing the setting infodump I had suggested on Christmas Eve, turns out I had forgotten certain demands on my time. We can do it some other time, or after the thread.Here's the omen. Saying that there will be a battle later in the year is a bit non-indicative, really.
That omen might not have been entirely useless after all.
>>29111433Oh, it's this bitch again.Confront the asshole. If nothing else we'll look like the bigger man before we beat the shit out of them.
"Wait, we'd have to fight the Fimbulvetr? Forget the rest of their tribe, we can't take those guys!"That's exactly the discussion that ended their plans. Also, Onelisin got old.
>>29111546Holy fuck she has a face like a haunted tree.
Now that that's taken care of, it's Sea season. Suggest two actions to start us off.We have too many nobles who aren't being useful, and not enough decent replacements for the elders on our clan ring. We might consider getting Pathfinder up and sending some people to Cragspider. We'll also probably want to lower the amount of land we're planting, and increase the amount we're ranching.>>29111568Sometimes your ring members grow up pretty. Other times...
>>29111601Annual Cragspider meet and greet.Did we already properly set off the Dwarf events?
Rather than spend an action sacrificing for Pathfinder, I just swapped out Fyrdwomen for it. I'll put it back in Fire season.We'll explore Dwarf Valley next action.>>29111705I don't believe so.
And here's that group heading off.
Tusk Riders managed to get around our allies and our patrols. I admit surprise.
Step 1: See orcs invade tula.Step 2: Acquire weaponthanes.Step 3: Slaughter orcs.Step 4: Seethe that killed four of our famers.
Fire season now. I'll be switching Pathfinder back for Fyrdwomen after this action.I'd recommend sacrificing; we can learn the rest of Uralda and drastically improve our chances of succeeding at it.
>>29111822Well, go for it. Let there be sacrifice. Also, some more weaponthanes?
Learning a quest's secrets also adds to its text. I'll show both versions later.>>29112238We'll do weaponthanes in Earth season.
It's the spirit again. The game really likes this event. What do we do about it; capture it?
>>29112283Ostalor what are you even talking about.I say 2. Would be 5, but shamans have terrible work ethic.
Treasure get. We've got two Tinkerbells in cages now.
>>29112357Alright, given how often we seem to be getting these spirits, who's willing to bet that the shamans have never actually caught one, just threw some sticks and shiny bits together and passed it off as a success.
Fire 2, give me an action. Want to run Uralda? Focus on exploring Dwarf Valley?>>29112365That could be. But if other clans think it's a treasure, who are we to argue?
>>29112380I dunno if we should mess with the dwarves. Didn't we bug up their events or something? I seem to recall them coming to complain that we'd broken an agreement with them despite never actually having met them before.Anyway, explore either for the dwarves or re-trying the cragspider, then quest.
>>29112365Dude clearly they run on Unicorn rules. You can't see it if you don't really believe in one.
Enothea sets off with extra manpower.>>29112403I should have been clearer, Enothea was the explorer we sent to Dwarf Valley. Cragspider food is en route.
>>29112430Why haven't we killed the ducks?
>>29112449Because we aren't ducking retarded.
Anmangarm attack. What a twist.>>29112449Because if you fuck with the Ducks, the Ducks kill you.
>>29112459>>29112472The ducks existence insults us, even worse that they made their little tula right next to ours. Drive them away by taking their land I say.
Kentvent's gone magical. Renowned Combat, Excellent Leadership.
>>29112493You're quacked in the head if you think we can take the ducks.No one can take the ducks.
>>29112504Fight bravely, press them
>>29112506No one you say? We have the strength, the will, and the blessing of the gods. We shall win.
Kentvent's name in Orlanthi translates to "Total badass".>>29112525Not shown: The beastman apocalypse destroying their tula.
They took horses? Thank god, we had too many.They took our people's lives? They're going to regret that.
>>29112587We preform the hero quest to honor Issaries and to gain the friendship of the beastmen.
Some dragonnewts want to borrow our Uraldan. What do we tell them?
>>29112644 Kill them, how dare they come into our home and threaten us.
>>29112644Well for starters let's ask what she thinks of it.
>>29112644sure. just remember to pack lube and ...protection.Also: we want gifts for whoring him out
>>29112644Why do lizard people need a poet?
>>29112644She's old and we don't wanna piss off no dragons. I say allow her, no strings attached.
She's all for it, so we let Leika go.>>29112679>The dragonnewts flare their crests and hiss at you.
>>29112707>>The dragonnewts flare their crests and hiss at you.their way of saying "stick to the fucking script, we're heroquesting here"
Earth season. We could explore or trade or sacrifice. We might want to send gifts to a tribe we're on poor terms with as well, to cut down on people raiding us.
>>29112778Sacrifice to Malia, we have a plague on our hands.
>>29112778Sacrifice and send gifts.
>>29112801I laughed.Which non-Malia deity are we sacrificing to?
>>29112873Fuck, those cats are kinda scary.
>>29112873I'm only trying to help, anon.>>29112884Chalana Arroy, 35 goods should help us cure all of our sick.
Cured.>>29112907>It's all one personOrstalor, when did you manage CHIM?
We met a crazy shaman who said some crazy things. But snakes might have invaded our tula, tactical espionage action style. What do we do about it?
>>29113008 Do nothing, snakes are nothing compared to Elmal's power. He is only trying to scare us into giving him what he wants.
>>29113008Wait, he wants us to sacrifice horses? Do it. Not like we'll ever be able to get rid of them any other way.
>>29113008Eh throw a few cows at it, doubt it can hurt.
Rolled 2Let's ask Eurmal.1=Do nothing2=Sacrifice
Might go with horses next time if this didn't take.
Righteous Horse-Spawn ass-kicking.
Earth 2. Someone suggested giving gifts, so who do we give them to? Maybe the Six Brothers, since they used to be us.
>>29113210Demand tribute from them.
>>29113210No, fuck six brothers. They have betrayed us.Why are we feuding with Vostang?
>>29113238I can't remember, were they the ones who betrayed us in a big event a long time ago?
>>29113238>>29113266That was the Anmangarm. The Vostangs hit us when we were down, so we turned around and started hitting them.
>>29113411I don't see much point in convincing others to like us - all our feuds are well argumented.Maybe we can add trade routes?
>>29113430We can actually. Give me a moment and I'll have the options up.
WIN FIGHTS BUT NOT TOO MANY FIGHTS AND DONT GET ME HURTGIVE ME LAND BUT NOT TOO MUCH LAND HOLY SHITGIVE ME COWS AND SHIT BUT IF YOU GIVE ANYONE ELSE STUFF I'LL LOSE MY MIND I SWEAR TO GODPAY ATTENTION TO MEEEEEEE
>>29113493There is no cure for being a carl
Here's the current tribe+clan territory map, with added trade routes. Pick a clan and say whether you want them to get gifts, a trade offer, or an invasion in Dark season.Greydogs are still paying tribute, so they're off limits for now.>>29113493>>29113523What is a carl? A miserable pile of complaints! But enough talk, have at you!
>>29113670we arent trading with the tree brothers? but we're bros, lets get them in on this
>>29113670Are we trading with the Tree Brothers? We should be.
We were not trading with the Tree Brothers, but we will be in the near future.
I've never seen this event before. Travelers from a distant land arrive, looking for the place of Orlanth's origin.They're looking for Kero Fin. Should we tell them about it?
>>291138316why the fuck not
>>29113852Because they never come back.
>>29113831I say 4, 6 or 7, probably 7 would be the best. They are our distant kin, after all.And they never stole a single cow from us.
That scored us a treasure. Now we pick again.Taking off the GM hat, I THINK they're looking for the Hill of Orlanth Victorious. Pointing them in the right direction might win us more stuff.
That did it.Both Elusu and Kentvent suggest performing the divination, but asking for payment first.
>>29113945Let's follow their advice, then. Go with #3.
>>29113945We already got the Ice, preform the divination for free.
We got two treasures from that event. I have no idea what either of them do. Awesome.
>>29113973dont listen to this guy. he's an elf.ask for payment
Leika isn't around to perform her cattle rituals, so no huge increase.
New trade route get.
It's now Dark season. Pick a target and we'll hit it. For the second half, I'll be adjusting land use.Here's what our new treasures do: be a refrigerator and be expensive.
>>29114085>rescuefrom having an awesome party with dragons?She won't thank you...
>>29114065>>29114085speaking of rescuing, who were those shits who kidnapped our people and have we destroyed them yet?
>>29114065Anmangarni. Fuck those guys!
>>29114085The Dragonewts don't have anything we can hit. Besides, for all you know they're having the world's wildest kegger right now.>>29114114The Horse-Spawn, and they also don't have anything we can really hit.>>29114122Hitting momentarily.
>>29114065The Anmangarni are the only ones who have gotten the better of us in a fight. They need to be cut down to size.
>>29114128>world's wildest kegger right now.This.also:Taking a hundred dragon dicks
Anmangarmi didn't the Storm Men coming this year. They'll regret that.>>29114143The one implies the other.
Elusu gets his first event in I-don't-know-how-long.Heroic Everything.
Elusu is a living inspiration.
>>29114284Be a king, RALLY!
Flawless victor-->1 deadDamn everything.
It's now the second half of Dark season. I've readjusted our land use.
>>29114357It was a lucky pot shot from the Anmangarni town idiot. Another one of Eurmal's silly pranks, I say.
The Narri clan, who wanted to ally with us, has brought us gifts. How do we respond?
>>29114389How do you get the land area right? I could never workout a system, myself.
>>29114410Accept their gifts and then raid them.
>>29114410We cant let Leika have all the fun. FEAST
>>29114446FEAST FEAST FEAST!
It was a most righteous feast.>>29114422I pray as I adjust the sliders.
It's now Storm season. The carls are really starting to irritate me with their refusal to be happy, so we might consider dumping treasure on them, then heroquesting in the second half of the season.Also, we got another Ernaldan. This one's not terrible because of a Very Good starting Magic stat. Next year we'll be recycling more nobles though.
>>29114553>The carls are really starting to irritate me with their refusal to be happy, so we might consider dumping treasure on themWorks for me. We're rich, we've got treasures we're not using, spread the wealth around.
This should fix the problem.
Looks like it did, for now.Heroquesting time. We don't have our Uraldan, but we could use Onelisin as a replacement in Uralda's Blessing. Or we could choose not to do the killer heroquest.
>>29114766do Ernalda's quest and "settle the grievances of the carls"that'll shut em up for a year or two
>>29114787Also a valid course of action. Anyone else want to do this?Here's Uralda's Blessing in its completed form. Underlined text is the secret part of the quest, which the cults omit from the public renditions of their stories.
>>29114851How dangerous is it? Enough that we'd be better off waiting a year for Leika to get back? I don't recall a reason it's pressing enough that we can't.
>>29114972The quest can be more certainly lethal than Elmal; the reason that it isn't as hated is the shortcut that lets you skip the dangerous parts (I'll be taking it) and the quest not being required for victory path.
>>29115014Is the bonus for Uraldans really substantial here? Or could Onselin's stats compensate for the lack of advantage?
>>29115088Onelisin's Magic stat is several stages higher than Leika's. They have the same Bargaining stat, which might mean that Leika is the clear superior choice due to deity bonus.We ought to hold off. Do Ernalda instead?
>>29114851I really hate Uralda's quest. It's ether the wolfs or the bulls that screw everything up.
>>29115198I guess we could try to feast to please the Carls. Or try to see if there are any other nobles who are worth improving through heroquesting.
>>29115014>is the shortcutshooortcut?
>>29115315Part one can lead to the end part of the quest, but you can still die though.
>>29114851>not picking "humans think they will rule us, but secretly we will rule them!"
>>29115297We could run Enfrew, Kentvent's replacement, through Lhankor Mhy Finds the Truth. Or we could put our sole Issarian, Randella, through Issaries the Conciliator.>>29115324Correct. You need a decent Animals and Bargaining skill to succeed at the end.
>>29115498>Or we could put our sole Issarian, Randella, through Issaries the Conciliator.Let's go with that one.
>>29115498We always wanted an Issarian on the ring, right? Then let's go raise her stats to an appropriate level.
>>29115575>an appropriate levelHeroic in at least three stats?
Here are the reward options. We want to buff her up, right?>>29115575Since Issarians are best at trading, and trading takes you off the tula and away from the ring, it's worth boosting them even if you don't put them on the ring.
>>29115642Yes. Raise her stats.She might not have been born heroic, but we can sure quest her into those types of stats.
Identical treasures don't stack. Here we are getting Randella back without injury thanks to Tinkerbell.>>29115632Works for Elusu.>>29115707Very few nobles are born heroic, Elusu the awe-inspiring exception.
Randella's pretty butch in this picture.
Good work /tg/, you're doing well.
>Overcrowded and malnourished.WHY.
So we have to do this year exactly what we do every other year? Okay sure.
Derik is growing up, and hating Praxians to the exclusion of all else. What do we do about him?
>>29115931Are the Sable Riders our friends? If not, then try #4. Assuaging his vengeance could turn him into a more cofused asset to the clan.
>>29115931The young would-be Batthane needs his revengence. Let him go lead a raid, he'll either get it out of his system and learn responsibility or he'll get himself killed. Either way, problem solved.
We're sending him off to claim skulls for the Storm God. How many people go with?
>>29116126Max footmen and 15 thanes.
Here we are in Sea season. The first order of business is getting more thanes before Fire season. We can hire 4. Should we do that or try something clever?
>>29116334Wait what happened to Batthane!?
>>29116357He took his people and went to get vengeance. He'll be back in a bit.
>>29116334What's the clever option? Is that the one where you send thanes away on a mission and hire more thanes?
>>29116334We're already short thanes because of the event, I think 4 on top of the rest when they get back will be enough. And clever tricksters sometimes get their hands broken.
>>29116475Correct.>>29116510>clever tricksters sometimes get their hands broken.Only if they get caught, in which case they're not very clever. But also correct.
Just as a test, I went through with sending them off to the Gorinds. Predictably, the Horse-Spawn attacked. UNpredictably, our farmers drove them off with no casualties. I didn't capping it because I didn't expect to win, but here's the official record.
Please note: We have no weaponthanes.The farmers are STILL complaining that the thanes are being treated better. We'll throw more goods at them in a bit.Orstalor decides to be funny, so I capped him instead of people complaining about class war.
The Osgosi have a new chief. This is what we know about her.
>>29116985>I believe that the Tula is over... THAT WAY!I'm going to be sad when Orstalor goes. Gives good advice and is very productive for a trickster. He's truly one-of-a-kind.
Derik's back, having given the Sable Riders a beatdown without getting any of his people killed.I think I can recommend Derik to X-Com without reservations.
>>29116865Oh wow. Our farmers are so badass they can beat seasoned nomads without breaking a sweat.
The Gorinds have the Iron Plow on sale, but aren't willing to part with it. Next time...We failed to pick up a full complement of thanes during recruitment. We got five instead of a full ten like I had hoped. Oh well.
Fire season. Give me two actions to perform. Might be a good time to start up the Cragspider grinder again, that or start sacrificing for Chalana Arroy Heals the Scars.
>>29117224Can't we do both?
The Jenestni are here for their bi-yearly slaughter.
They're burning steads. I think we'll be burning them out of Dragon Pass the next two years.Randella has Fair Leadership (the lowest possible you can have while still having a listing) and Very Good Combat. This is the situation that getting help exists for.
Ouch.We did far better on casualties, and we've got the goods to spare though.
Didn't effect clan morale at all.Here we are learning the last heroquest.
Earth season. How about exploring the tula and throwing hundreds of gifts at the farmers?
I've got no idea if there's still something in the tula or not.
A Vostangi trader-shaman has come to us with thralls to sell. We're opposed to thrall-taking, but we could free them here. What do we do about her and the thralls?
>>29118068Purchase and free? It's not like we're going to do much else with those thousands of goods other than drown the Carls in 'em.
Let's see what happens.
This should improve the mood some.
This improved my mood.
This happened because we sent off that raid against the Praxians.
I was preparing a carl-hate filled rant post, but it turns out that the number value changed, but not the mood title. The carls have positive morale for the first time in a while.Since it's Dark season, we're hitting the Jenestni.
For the first time in a while, we're burning steads instead of plundering.
>>29118432Perhaps we should try making up with the Jenestni sometime. They were asshats in the beginning, but they're Elmali, and not as big as assholes as the Anmangarni.Orlanthi football feuds can be forgiven, but declaring peace and then assassinating leaders is unforgiveable.
The Jenestni are the Elmal worshipping clan, meaning they have all kinds of defensive rituals. Here's a guy doing one. How do we deal with him? Going around will probably neutralize his battlefield effectiveness entirely.
>>29118399Even when they're happy, they'll tell you they're unhappy.Typical carling.
>>29118525Go around. Anything else is just a variation on the trials that Elmal had to overcome when defending the stead.He can have that patch of ground he's defending.
Unfortunately, this was a mobile variant, and the Elmali tracked Vastyr and beat the tar out of him.On the upside? Didn't matter. BURN!Only 2 steads though. Get back there and do it again.
The divorce event again, this time with the Lysangs. How are we going to defuse this one? Elusu has some good ideas, I think.
>>29118730Elusu knows what he's talking about. We can double-check with Kentvent just to make sure.#1.
Kentvent agreed entirely, while also feeling that he'd be able to convince her she was abusing the law.
Here we are to burn down the rest of their tula.
>>29118861Death to all.
Trolls in the tula. Not in huge masses though.
We did quite well there.
It's now Storm season. We're going to perform a heroquest--I'm thinking Lhankor Mhy, to buff up Kentvent's replacement--to meet the omen.I'm going to sacrifice to pick up the secrets of that heroquest. We got Lawspeaker instead.
>>29119027Lankhor Mhy it up, Heortson.
The game really, really wants us feuding with the Lysangs. What do we do about their demands?
>>29119052Let's try 3.
This might help with the decision making process somewhat.
>>29119052I was thinking doing a divination
>>29119110So, either tell them that their god's full of shit, or banish a woman on false charges.Hoo boy... guess we'll go with the former, we can take a hit or two diplomacy rep-wise.
Elusu is a god among chiefs. He convinced a clan's top warriors and leaders that the foundation of their faith had made a mistake.
Trollkin arrive in the tula to warn us about our noble recycling system. Thing is, the troll apocalypse is broken, so we don't care.What do we tell/do to the trollkin?
2 or 5. Who cares?
Cragspider still can't do anything to us.
>>29119407If you piss off certain factions in the game, they will trigger an apocalypse event. This is basically an event where you lose a large proportion of your, well, everything with no way to fight back.
We have exactly as many sheep as we did last year. Interesting. I'll be adjusting their land usage again.That's it for tonight! Thanks for playing all, hope you had a good time. I'll probably do the next one day after tomorrow; I'll announce on Twitter (@WatashiwaOnline) exactly when.>>29119407Near-certain game over due pissing off the trolls so much their entire faction comes down on your tula.
>>29119472>Near-certain game over due pissing off the trolls so much their entire faction comes down on your tula.And we're doing things that threaten this because...?
>>29119594Earlier threads have mentioned certain game mediums have that event bugged out to where it won't trigger properly. I think this was listed as including that, but I suppose we'll find out.
>>29119594PC version is bugged. Trollpocalyse never occurs.
>>29119759If Heartson is wrong I'll laugh. And cry.
>>29119759>>29119815Also, as was previously explained, it can be beneficial to get named characters killed off. Killing them off means you get new ones to replace them, so it's good to dispose of ones with crap stats and hope for better replacements because there's no other effective way to re-roll the bad ones.
>>29119406Have you guys thought about playing this game on that stupid ipad? I heard they added more stuff. It would at least be worth one play through.The troll apocalypse is fixed.
>>29119815>TrollpocalypseThis should be a metal album name if it isn't already.
What type of programming does this game use?
>>29126755Rune programming, obviously!
>>29119406Seriously, is there a way to defend personally from something that can burn you by just lifting a eyebrow?