My people, to me! It is again the Sacred Time, and we relate the history of our people in keeping with the old traditions.In the last two years we reacquired Voriof's Flute, leaving us owning all the treasures the Orlanthi of Dragon Pass brought with them from Heortland. We narrowly avoided losing a team of explorers to the minotaurs of Beast Valley when Elusu overrode Orstalor's suggestion of trickster magic and led a successful negotiation with the minotaurs. With clever words we convinced our carls to not listen to the Tarshite carl poacher. Elusu completed Chalana Arroy Heals the Scars, the last heroquest of the gods. At the close of last year we explored Prax, and again performed Ernalda Feeds the Tribe.
This is one of the less interesting omens, we'll be getting extra food from our animals, though I don't know how much that will be.
We start the year getting raided by the Horse-Spawn.
Thanks to the Bullroarer they're driven off without problem. I'm going to miss the thing when it inevitably breaks.
Morale is sky high.Let's have two actions to lead off the year. Explore/sacrifice/curse/Cragspider
Explore your tulaCattle raid
>>29516019>ZERO sickI knew we were hardcore, but when did we become ubermensch?
I'm willing to send off the cattle raid, but I think that might wreck the harvest. So, in my best Gygax impression, "Are you sure you want to do that?">>29516267Chalana Arroy Heals the Scars has the option to boost the passive healing rate of your people as a reward.
>>29516312Depends, do we have any useless nobles?
>>29516382A couple, yeah. Tessarin and Orstanor come to mind first, and we've got a bunch of older nobles who'll die naturally in a thread or two.We've also got three Issarians. While I'd be delighted normally, we don't have any martial focused replacements except the Odaylans.
>>29516481Maybe we should kick someone Cragspider's way to narrow down the options later, then.
This is Orstanor, no relation to Orstalor. Orstanor thought he was being entrusted with an important surveying mission. Orstanor could not have been more wrong.Bye Orstanor.
There's a troll trading caravan on the edge of our tula. Raiding or trying to trade with it could earn us some goods, but it's still Sea season, so raiding will wreck the harvest.
>>29516823Would the bonus from troll corpses offset any of the penalty from raiding? If not, just leave them alone.
>>29516981Probably not, we're due to get several thousand units of food from the harvest, and we'd get maybe 50 goods from the raid.
We're at the slowest part of the game now. We've completed the prerequisites, and now we wait for the tumblers to line up to give us a win.I'd suggest more noble fruitbaskets and a serious exploration campaign to grab the last treasures as something to do.
>>29517100Wait, we're almost done?
>>29517158The game has three main arcs: Establishing your clan, forming your tribe, and forming your kingdom. You signal your readiness to move on to the next arc by completing the heroquests. We've completed the necessary heroquests to move on to the last arc, so yeah, we're just about done.
We're going to explore the shit out of this place.
Man, the Anmangarn really want to have their steads burned and their fields salted.
I can't remember the last time we had casualties in the double digits.
They were pretty cool for Horse-Spawn.
Orstalor, I think you have the idea of death or freedom backwards...That last option is "We make no promises to mere trollkin."
>>29517512This will not do. Schedule the Anmangarn for a double-raping.
>>29517512What is the meaning of this? We outnumber them two to one, have the home field advantage, have loads of experience, divine blessings and magic loot, yet 11 of our conscripts die anyway?They must be a fierce enemy. We should consider beating them into submission with the help of the entire tribe.
>>29517568We also lost the battle, technically. Their fewer soldiers were willing to die to steal less than 20 hoofed animals, which is why they won.We'll ask Maran Gor to ruin their next ten harvests in between raiding them.
>>29517552I should have said, this is an event, if one we've had before. Last time we freed the trollkin. The troll apocalypse event isn't possible, so we're going to ignore this warning either way.
>>29517920Good enough for me. Free 'em again.Also, screw these captchas. This took way too many tries.
Brain soup? The wonders of Dark Tribe cooking.
Stick a fork in him, he's done.
Oh god, this event again. Sacrifice to Orlanth and send one of our Odaylans to make a theft attempt?
>>29518092Yeah, definitely go for the horse.
So much for all that preparation.
Ther's some treasure to be had in Snakepipe Hollow, Prax and (I think) the Stinking Forest. I haven't sent this exploration party yet, so pick a place and they're off.
And she's off.
Since the background is the same I thought this was the same event we had last thread, but it's a new event with the same characters. How do we deal with conflicting traders?
>>29518510What does the clan ring suggest we do?
>>29518769Two abstains (Orstalor and Reika), two avoids (Elusu and Onelisin), two confronts (Kentvent and Eonislara) and one scold Dangmar (Orlgard).
>>29518843Hmm. Let's just avoid getting tangled in this, then.
The right choice as far as our people are concerned.
Now it's Earth season. Two more actions going forward. Want to keep exploring?
>>29518965Sure.Did we encounter the Bronze guy yet?
>>29519085>Did we encounter the Bronze guy yet?The Brass Man? We haven't started the end game events yet, so no.I'm sending Enothea to Tarsh. No idea if there's anything left up there, but exploration will let us know.
We've lost our second Spirit Fetch. The magic we spent on the horse-stealing divination has been refunded to us in part.
This hasn't been our martial year.
We should Blast someone's tula. Anmangarn or Jenestni?
I'm curious how long this can go before they run out of food.
>>29519262Jenestni!Vengeance earlygame stuff rabble rabble rabble!
...That's kind of a weak news report Randella.
That's more like it.
Haven't seen too many three-parters.Enothea's a poor drunk and made us all look bad.
Tusk Riders are a bit like Horse-Spawn, except they're orcs and they ride boars instead of an animal we can scare away with the Bullroarer.
That's not a good injury count during Earth season.
Hello event exclusive treasure. I think we want this one, and can't risk it getting away.
>>29519508Dicker up to 60. Anything else risks losing it.
>>29519508Let's go use Elusu's bargaining skills and try option #2, then (60 cows, dicker).
Luckily, we're more than good for it.
What causes the animal ritual to fail? I know raiding ruins the harvest, is animals due to overcrowding?
Again the Jenestni lose part of their harvest, again they don't know who could be behind it.
It's now Dark season, meaning time to continue our string of raids on the Jenestni.
Like clockwork we arrive and start trying to hurt them in every way we can.
Randella has our battle event. She has Very Good Combat and Fair Leadership (the lowest stated value).
>>29519748Fight harder to make up for the cowards!
Very Good is the point where success is akin to a coinflip.
This was the Jenestni's combo breaker.We'll be using the Resurrection ritual to get Randella back.
Just don't mention the smell of formaldehyde.
We brought her back just in time to watch a trade dispute show up in court.
>>29519875I wonder if there are any events where Humakti get pissed off if you resurrect people enough times.
There's no interrogation option, but this is what the ancestors have to say. Knowing this, whom do you rule in favor of?>>29519910Our Barntar worshiper got resurrected three or four times, and twice in quick succession. Hard to imagine it happening, but it would be funny.
>>29519942Rule in favor of Brandig, then.
>>29519942Who are we to question our ancestors? Rule in favor of Brandig.
Hard to say whether the ancestors were correct or not.
It's Storm season, and we might have a problem. The problem is 200 more children than farmers. That's a massive resource drain, and I know what the cause is: Our shrine to Kero Fin, the one that provides Maternal Ward. Fewer babies are dying as babies, meaning that their numbers are starting to add up.In a few years there COULD be a massive uptick of working adults, but it's a race to see whether that or the resource crash will hit first.Also noteworthy is the fact that our farmers are underutilized, we could take on more farms and fields pretty easily. I think we'll want more pastures first, then see if the number of new adults increases in the next few years. If the gap gets much bigger, we take down the shrine and the problem solves itself.That's a long and roundabout way of suggesting we adjust pastures for our first action. Do we want to run a heroquest this year? Kentvent's replacement could use more training.
>>29520273Sounds solid. We've got enough old folks that we should be investing in replacement training now, while we're not hurting for it.
Let's see what that does to our sheep situation.
Just when I was worried about not having two attacks on the Jenestni, they attack us.
Oh come on Elusu, there's not even 150 of them. What do we have Eonislara do with Elusu down?
>>29520497I forget what her stats are, so I'll suggest 3 unless that's a completely boneheaded idea.
>>29520574It kept him alive, that's what matters.
This is practically a return to form.
Enfrew prepares to be strengthened by Lhankor Mhy Finds the Truth.
One of these days we'll have to pick one of the other options, like learning about Dragon Pass.
Now there's a nice omen. Here's hoping they stay happy for a while.I'm afraid I'm not going to be able to continue tonight. I'll put up the end-year summation and the next year's omens and we'll pick up on Thursday or Friday.
Lots of kids being born, not a lot climbing the stairs of adulthood. Somewhat worrisome.And goddamn those sheep. I'm at a loss.
We have under 2000 food going into the year. We're going to have to be careful again, we've 1,500 mouths to feed.Good harvest forecast though, that's nice.That's all for now, see you in a few days.
>>29520750The Carls are happy? What kind of bizarro Glorantha world is this?