Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38068246/Our Current Stats: http://pastebin.com/iahm4JSj (Please have a look at them, but don't feel obligated to read it all in one sitting- use it as a guideline if you're drawing a blank or need some contextual information as I've essentially compiled every piece of information that's relevant to our civilization.)Our Current Bestiary: http://pastebin.com/TWY0QfWA (Please have a look, but don't feel obligated to read it in one sitting- it's VERY extensive and currently in "alpha" since I'd like to make an illustrated pdf.) *updated*The Great Progenitor has arisen from the darkest, deepest, depths of the primordial ocean as he can no longer ignore your presence. This is not like other sessions: Your survival is not "guaranteed". If you are not capable of either repelling or killing The Great Progenitor: he will consume your empire, he will be the extinction of your people, you will lose the game, and this quest will be over.The Great Progenitor has arisen from the darkest, deepest, depths of the primordial ocean and this entails many environmental and societal developments simply through his presence:>Environmental Development: A World of darkness. >The Great Progenitor is incomprehensible massive and his body alone eclipses and blocks out the sun; from morning 'till noon you will experience partial shade until the sun reaches high enough in the sky for it to shine onto your islands. This effect has obvious psychological effects on your people, but it is also incredibly stressful for fish, plants, and animals- it also makes farming more difficult. This presence only extends to your islands and the tip of the mainland. (2nd post inc- please be patient.)
>Political Development: Elderitch Embargo>The Great Progenitor is incomprehensible massive and his body alone disturbs the wake of the tide and misaligns the movement and current of the ocean. The Great Progenitor is actively preventing you from contacting the southern continent: he, himself, will stop any boats, canoes, or any manned vessels he sees with his wall of eyes- he is even willing to adjust the ebb and flow of the tide if he has to. (2nd post inc- please be patient.)>Public Health Development: The Stress of another's gaze>The Great Progenitor is incomprehensible massive and when night falls; his body appears to distort, he expands and becomes fluid, the reality of his form becomes subjective and he becomes the night sky. A great un-blinking, perpetually staring wall of eyes and blackness is all that awaits for your people each night The Great Progenitor is awake. This effect causes great distress and psychological pressure on your people- to such a degree that would not be seen until modern day times. This effect is ON PURPOSE and is particularly hard for those who practice magic or theology; The Great Progenitor however is not strong enough to block out the Moon. >Public Health Development: Psychic intrusion.>The Great Progenitor's mind is unlike what you've experienced in gods, animals, or people; his is of alien origins, his is a mind that only knows the nightmares of ancient creation. The Great Progenitor is psychic; psychic is not magic, psychic ability is something that only permeates the minds of thinking people- it ticks away at the mind, especially in dreams, and plants dark, brooding, hideous suggestions. The Great Progenitor's thoughts will subtle corrupt the actions and ideas of your people. Stupid people and most animals are resistance/immune from this effect. You have until the end of this session. You may now Roll: 2 Actions(d20), 1 Idea (d100).
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38224664First things first, action: build great pools for the mer-people refugees.Idea (next roll): Research new magic to help fend off the Progenitor. Ice to freeze it's tentacles in the sea before they get to shore. Study lightning as well, that bright flash that happens during storms and destroys where it lands.
Rolled 89 (1d100)>>38224706For the idea.
As usual: I'll just chill out while I wait for people to fill into the thread.
Rolled 25 (1d100)>>38224664Maybe dreamcatchers will help with the psychic intrusions. Or at least let people sleep. Let's have some sages and occultists work on that as well.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38224664Pray to the sun, stars, and moon for assitance/advice
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38224664Consult the scroll(s)
Rolled 82 (1d100)>>38224802Seconding.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38224664Establish some counseling for the people. Let's not let him affect our minds.
>>38224823The one that causes people to go blind.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38224664Try to contact the Zizz for assistance.
>>38224903THISThe Zizz will not abide this.
The Progenitor is basically Cthulhu. O.O
Call in our favors from the Hydra Mother. We need her help.We also need to call on the gods- maybe even talk to the proginetor itself, see what it wants out of all this.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38224903Supporting.
We're doing good on ideas (magic and dreamcatchers), but not so hot on actions at the moment (except scrolls/books, and Zizz)>>38224823Do you want to consult the Grimoire as well? The one that the only person brave enough to read from started weeping uncontrollably? I'm fine with it if you go for it, I just want to be clear.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38224901desperate times, desperate measures. I'll support reading the Scrolls.
>>38224966Not really, he's more like Dagon if anything- the mother/father from the sea, calling us back home >>38224968I second this, call the Hydra mother to at least consult. Does this require a roll?
>>38224968Good idea. Is this just a conversation option or do we need to roll for it?
How are gorgons affected by the Great Progenitor, both in our empire and outside it?
>>38224966bitch please. if this guy resembles anything from the Cthulhu mythos, it's Ubbo-Sathla.
>>38224706>Build great pools for the mer-people refugees.>Roll 2/20>Progenitor's Roll 20/20>Complete and terrible failure.The mer-people have been dwelling within the relative safety of the shallow reefs that make up the waters within your neighboring islands: they are cramped, but they are safe and the reefs- especially the ones south, provide relief from the gaze and mental stress of The Great Progenitor. He however forbades you from assisting what he has designated as "his": His thoughts succeed against your actions and even the tide itself seems to subtly dissuade any contact or assistance. >You cannot save them.>They are already mine.>Your efforts are futile- the trifling last minute panicked actions of sand fleas and minnows.>You will all be mine.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38225025>>38224968>implying we need any other gods than the Sun, Moon and Stars
Running my own Civ but lurking between writing posts
>>38225154Go away, Myrmidon Civilization Quest.
>>38225143Who does this guy think he is? Sovereign?
>>38225170>>38225183Myrmidon isn't even running.Long time contributor to this civ anyways. I do what I want
>>38225261You do apparently.
>Study lightning as well, that bright flash that happens during storms and destroys where it lands.>Roll 89/100>Progenitor's roll 74/100>Success +Rolling with the sun, +Theology, +Mana AversionThe Golden Lightning bolt is something of an anomaly on your home island; the Great Progenitor's thoughts cannot permeate those who dwell in the dull glow that the Golden figure dimly shines and the delicious golden flow of Mana that constantly and gently pours from it alleviates stress and seems to have a positive -if short term- effect on those who leave it's presence. Even the night sky itself seems to be just a little bit clearer when watching it within the presence of the Golden Lightning bolt. This effect carries on even if the Mana is not produced by the Golden Bolt itself: the kind Solar priests make appears to be just as effective and the Mana that flows from Mycea's deceased structure works as well. You're not 100% sure, but it appears -whatever Mana is- It seems to be created equally without impurity.>Construct magical implements such as trinkets, baubels, dream catchers, and other charms in an effort to combat Psychic influences.>Roll 82/100>Success -Psychic is not Magic.Your Sages, Druids, Arcanists- really, anyone who can do any amount of magic makes an effort to create some baubel, some sort of dream purifier or SOMETHING that can block out the nightmares and the constant insideous voice of The Great Progenitor- but it is of no use. Nothing works: Small monoliths, chanting, charms, nothing.>You cannot ignore me, foolish children; my presence is beyond that of the soul.
If you love us, why will you not let us be happy Proginetor?Love means many things- the love of a mother and child is different then those between lovers, or the love of great friends- but it always means looking to put the happiness of your loved one before your own.Great progenitor, though you profess love for us as children, you refuse to be let us grow, to seek happiness in our own ways. You claim that you own us, and that we do not know. No one may own another. And no love is born between a master and slave, owner and object.Great progenitor, if you truly love us and your children, then talk to us. Treat us as we are equals, as others like you do, to let us make our own decisions. We promise that we will love you back, but in our way. We will always remember the sea, even if we no longer call it home.
Do we still ahve the Zizz's feathers? Should we try beseeching it for help?
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38224823supporting! Call forth Father Sun, and his servants The Weeping Sage and Zizz!
>>38225887The zizz reclaimed its feather a long time ago, the bow created to shoot it is now dust speaking of bows, shouldn't they be included as part of the warfare section on our page?
>>38224823Fuck yeah the scrolls
>>38225568You want to talk to us so badly? Fine. What's 'the Red' then?
Wonder if we should consider the Moon, he said it's the only object still visible in the sky at night
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>38225568study the weeping sages scrolls
>>38225912The giant bow was more of a one off superweapon, we don't have personal bows quite like that. Gorgons might, but we don't. By the way; This session is freaking me out guys. I'm freaking out.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38224823Supporting. Desperate time calls for desperate measures.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38224823We need hem now more then ever, also actual reading not just glances
>>38225971Me too anon ;_; We can't lose Cyclops civ, not yet.
Mother mycea did leave a pod filled with fungal life. The first one damaged the progenitor. I know we've promised Akelade on it though.How's he holding up in all this?
So we need to figure out what to do.according to >>38225568 the golden bolt has some sort of Anti Progenitor whizz bizz going on. it protects us from the progenitor. If magic doesn't protect us from psychic attack? what of Gold? what if Gold is like tinfoil hats? It protects us. And what if the enchanted Gold of the sun, is what can slay the Progenitor. Beseech the gods, fuck it JOURNEY to the gods if we have to.
>>38226011 would having one of the moon-touched Cyclopes read them make the effect more powerful btw?
>Success +Rolling with the sun, +Theology, +Mana Aversionit's obviously weak to mana and Sun, you guys. let's just go ahead and shoot it in the eye with pieces of the golden lightning bolt.also, we can infuse food with mana. we could totally do the same for arms and armor if we tried.
>>38226039He's probably freaking out more than usual.>get elf a harem to calm him down
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38226065Can we have the moon touched drink some of the golden stuff? The mana?
>>38226072We have to try a peaceful solution first though.It's the cyclopean way. Nothing can't be solved with a good long talk and a large amount of alcohol
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38226098You know, fuck it what's the worst that could happen.Let get some super mana chugging moon cyclops out there
>>38226072Maybe food and drink infused with mana give magical effects for a time. We could start making potions.
>>38226115>the Cyclopes then got The Great Progenitor massively drunk>Partying and shinanigans ensued
>>38226115sure, let's keep fucking around when the OP said the civ might end if we fail.besides, Mycea wanted this guy dead. that's a good enough reason to kill him as far as I'm concerned.
>>38226162Tentacle eroge, though all things considered the tentacles might be the ones fighting off the advances
>>38226072Maybe studying Mana itself will yield some answers and solutions.
>>38226211We can talk AND all look for something to stop the progenitor
>>38226115>peacefulNo, fuck that. Trying for a peaceful resolution with him goes against everything Mycea worked hard for. This fucker dies.
>>38224818>Pray to the sun, stars, and moon for assistance.>Roll 10/20>Progenitor's Roll 11/20>Sun's Roll 5/20>Moon's Roll 15/20>Star's Roll 11/20>Success, with divine intent from the Moon.Upon the great and unfettering night sky of a million unblinking eyes; you begin a desperate and rushed hymn to the Moon. The moon has been distinct in that the Great Progenitor's presence has been unable to block it out and your people have noticed it; that shining, pale, blue-hued orb that is the only familiar comfort in a darkened abyss of horror and alien intent. When your council sings, the Moon's alights, a focused lunar spotlight cuts through the nightmare and a brief pause of relief and divine contact is achieved.The Moon's hymn is one of deliberation and duty- The Great Progenitor's thoughts becomes silenced and muffled by the calming tones of the Moon's presence. >"My connection to your lands are tedious; he blankets the night sky over you and he fuddles the minds of your people- dampening your souls and making it difficult for me to follow your songs... I will do something; I will do something inconvenient to myself and undeserved of it's target- but through deliberation it will become clear through time. The Light fades and the clouds of nightmare gently brush back in on a wind of madness.>Personal Development: Akalade's "Soul" has been re-tuned.>Akalade is an elf; a species non-native to your planet.. the moon however has "re-tuned" his soul and he is now sensitive to the distinct harmonics and symphonies of your world. He is probably not taking this very well; babies only cry after all because they are aware and hear with great clarity every song sung by every living soul before they eventually grow accustomed and these hymns becoming the background noise of life Adults ignore.
>>38226211Speaking of, should we call on the Southern Cyclopse? The Gorgons? The Changlings, who *know where the Zizz live* and could probably show us where?
>>38226327already calling the gorgons, southern cyclopse are blockaded by the progenitor
>>38226317oh sweet heavenly sun and stars... Akalade is going to need some *heavy* booze and family time when this is done.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38226317>babies only cry after all because they are aware and hear with great clarity every song sung by every living soul before they eventually grow accustomed and these hymns becoming the background noise of life Adults ignore.ah fuck
>>38226327You know what. Yeah The changlings might have an answer... THEY must see this MOnster on the horizon too? right? Maybe they can have access to ZIZZ.
>>38226317We're going to need to hug Akelade a lot
>>38226317Man, Akalade has had a tough fucking life thus far.
>>38226412Yeah. And it never ends either...
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38226317if she thinks that's the way to victory, fine. let's go comfort Akalade and ask for his help.
>>38226431>it's going to get worse
Alright... its time for the big question... How Big is the Progenitor. Big enough to be a noticable BUMP on the horizon, big enough to block out the sun for the better part of the morning. But that isn't nearly as big as the things we've seen. He ain't nearly Zizz sized. Zizz covers the whole sky, with its wings. when Zizz flies overhead.Zizz, is Bigger. We Know This.
>>38226606I don't think he's quite as big as the home island but definitely about the size of one of the larger nearby ones.
>>38226606I wouldn't put all our eggs in one basket though.The last time the Zizz got NEAR the islands it ended up nearly destroying them in a hurricane and as far as we know it neither knows nor cares about us one way or the other
>>38226674I'd rather clean up after a hurricane than deal with whatever the Great Progenitor's swan song will be.
>>38224823>Consult the Weeping Scrolls written by the Blind Sages in ancient times.>Roll 19/20>Success, +Akalade, +OccultismThe weeping Scrolls are something that have persisted since almost the dawn of your civilization: no one knows whether or not the scrolls themselves persist through time, a cultist following constantly re-writes them, or perhaps the scrolls themselves are innately magical and possess a persistent soul that cannot be silenced by the ravages of time. Whatever the case may be: They still remain and they are being feverishly read by any Magic-literate Cyclopes who thinks they can put an end to this potential apocalypse. Most immediately spasm and avert their gaze as soon as they've layed eye upon it- disturbed by it's writings and quickly going off to drink or wash away their problems. A handful; just a handful though have managed to bare reading the compiled scrolls- just a few portions at a time. Some of them are moon-touched, as to be expected, but some are perfectly normal cyclopes.. and a few are even true-born Gorgons.. The most distinct reader though is Akalade.Akalade is reading the scrolls, he is not in his suit and he is reading the scrolls. Akalade is not wearing his suit.Akalade is visibly flushed, his hair is messy, his nose is running and he looks emotionally disturbed- his Ears constantly move and flick like that of a disturbed horse and he seems to be trying to ignore some invisible force by investing himself in complex literature.
I wrote a song for Akelade and the Hydra mother, about their immortality and their relation to cyclopean people. I know now is not a good time for something as frivolous as poetry and music, but would anyone still be interested if i posted it anyway?
>>38226726Man, when Akalade feels he's learned enough on this world, he'll probably teleport back to the moon.
>>38226853Please do. :3
>>38226853Sure. I've actually been thinking about doing a song or two for these guys myself. Haven't gotten around to it yet though.
>>38226853we might not be able to do much societal pick-me-ups in actual game.... so yeah... this might help brighten these dark times.
it looks like OP just takes all rolls in order rather than tally votes. if I'm right, we'll be trying therapy and Zizz diplomacy next, with a roll of 5 and 15, respectively.
>>38224903>>38224969>Contact the Zizz for Assistance>Roll 15/20>Zizz Roll 18/20>Progenitor's Roll 12/20>The Zizz answers to no Authority.A Warm breeze blows over the world. It is familiar and it is ominous. For a Brief moment; normality seems to be installed, a brief and nervous faltering of The Great Progenitor's Will that lasts only a second.>What have you done.>In-game Detail: The Zizz has been contacted. The Zizz is now aware of The Great Progenitor's presence; he will arrive roughly "mid-game". His coming will be foreshadowed by environmental and other obvious details.>The Zizz answers to no Authority.>The Zizz is the sky, the Zizz is Air.>The Zizz is natural, the Zizz does not show favor. >You do not know what you tamper with.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38227054>>What have you done.At the very least you will go down with us mother fucker
>>38227054Alright, guys.You may now roll for new Actions, remember: Talking to Characters does not require rolls.So, you know, if you want to check up/cuddle Akalade or say hi to the Hydra Mother or whoever- by all means go ahead. Take full advantage of it.
>>38227054Okay. That's something.
>>38227054Are we going to have to survive two massive giants? As in, we're facing against the ocean and the sky?
>>38227054Fuck. Hope I didn't just ruin my favorite quest.
>>38227054We can prepare for disaster, we can survive disaster.What we cannot prepare for or survive is war. Especially against a force of a sepulchator like the Progenitor.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38227096Feed the moon cyclopes mana
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38227096Have every cyclops gather round their settlement's megalith and sing a hymn to call down lightning on the great progenitor.
>>38227096Give Akalade lot's of hugs/sex/girls. Might be the last time we can give him any love.Also, ask him if his ancient Elven knowledge has any ideas on what to do in this situation.Also, also Hydra Mother. Ask for the support of the Gorgon Empire and the Tribes.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38227096Gather everyone.The southern cyclops, changelings, etc.
Rolled 51 (1d100)>>38227096Study mana itself. It seems to keep his influence at bay, and may have a solution.
>>38227054Study The Progenitor's psychic abilities any way we can. It might help disrupt his influence.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38227121no no nofill tanks with mana and submerge cyclopes in it from the neck down for days at a timecome on you know you want to see what happens
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38227096HYDRA MOTHERFAVORSHE OWES US AND NOW WE NEED HER HELP BIG TIMEAlso ask Akelade what he has read in the scrolls, what it means to him and compare it to what other cyclops and gorgons have seen
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38227096Shoot some lightning at the tentacles. Keep them at bay.
>>38227141It's been said three times in the threadThe southern cyclops cannot be reached, the progenitor is blocking any attempts to contact them
Rolled 13 (1d100)>>38227096Alright, we need to consult hydra mother, or the Dinosaur chief, or Manticore tribes. We need to know who is on our side in this fight, how they are preparing. An idea though, resurrect the great bow. Recreate it. Ten Times bigger. Prepare for its usage against the progenitor.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38227096Check on Akalade and see if he has learned anything from the schools.
>>38227054w-waitcan we make a dealwe'll give you things for helpjust askanything PLEASE ;_;
>>38227191oh that's a relief, thank you
Rolled 91 (1d100)>>38227148>>38227096Fuck, the roll didn't go through
>>38227192any ideas we can use to improve this? Like rather than blindly throwing support to it. I feel we might need to clever this idea up if we want it to work. What will the arrowhead be? how will we aim it? Dimensions, usage of modern tech. please...
>>38227207Maybe if we built him a giant birdhouse?
Guys we're not getting anywhere with all these individual attempts. Just flailing and hoping for the best won't work here.We need to make a list of all the ideas, make a cohesive plan.
>>38227226Thats good. Thats very good.
Rolled 4 (1d100)>>38227096On the other spectrum: keep our minds occupied and resistant to his influence through logic. Distract ourselves by studying Physics, Algebra, Calculus, Probability, ect...Nothing is more logical.
>>38227236THE ZIZZ IS THE WIND.THE ZIZZ IS THE SKY.IT CANNOT BE CONTAINED.
Rolled 85 (1d100)>>38227148This and quickly with our elf friends help
>>38227151 We did that before. It just heals them.
>>38227273But maybe the Zizz likes to take breaks?
Any one remember the origination of the Great Bolt? It came down from the sun, and pierced the ground on an island.All that from praying to the sun. Now... this is a crazy idea but what if...what if.We pray to the sun... while its still behind the progenitor.What if it hurls a bolt, towards us, through him. It would require math and good timing, but maybe, maybe it could work.
>>38227238yeah, nobody even voted for mana weapons and research, even though we seemed to be okay with the idea. I didn't either. we seem to be too fucking scatterbrained. probably something about the format.
Rolled 20 (1d100)>>38227148Supporting this,
>>38227238This right here. After this turn, let's try to make a cohesive list of all our plans and agree on what to do.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38227096Maybe meditation helps. Focusing and controlling one's own thoughts. Achieving peace of mind.
>>38227096Try to support Akalade and ask him if we can help him in any way
>>38227405I'm slowly starting to worry less, now as this session goes on, but i don't think we're gonna make it out of this without significant culling.
>>38227595I just hope the Zizz doesn't fuck us up too. We might be finished if he does.
>>38226958>>38226883>>38226901>>38226920The Hymn of Flowers to the gardners: A cyclopean song to be sung by at least three people, with optional accompaniment instruments The day is fast and fleeting/ And the sun sinks low in the skyBut though this ends our meeting/ we will ask you not to cry The warmth of day may have fade/ but the moon is rising now Our petals grow old and grayed/ but we see the weight on your brow We love you both so dearly/so let us heal your hearts See what we see more clearly/ In the time before we partChorus:Time flies like an arrow across the evening skyListen to our song before we say goodbye You've brought us joy and laughter / and we have always turned to youWere we go you can't go after/ but our seeds belong to you We just ask you sow them wisely/ and remember our short song They may grow slow and shyly/ but will always play along Chorus
>>38227591sure, I'll put a roll behind that.
>>38227405Agreed. I'm thinking we need to elaborate, or create plans on who to call. >>38227192 This idea might be on the table... if we can somehow improve it. But yeah what is the ultimate plan we should do?Mobilize an army to assist in the fight against zizz? Ping the progenitor from the islands? What else?
>>38227616We'll show our eternal gratitude for judging our humble plea to be worth his notice, and promise to honor him.
>>38227136>>38227202>>38227192>Check up on AkaladeAkalade is.. doing.. Okay(?) Akalade is being a little weird. Akalade is not all together upset, he's tired. Akalade is Tired. >"I can.. hear everything. Everything. I can hear absolutely everything: that bug over there, the fish in the ravines, the grass, even the tiny whispers of bacteria creeping around on my skin. My equipment. I can hear my Equipment. I could handle everything else, but not what my Equipment had to say.. It.. Doesn't like me. My Equipment hates me. My Suit, everything.>Akalade is also unwilling to admit it, but he has begun to develop an awareness of the presence of Magic and is becoming more familiar with it's application and practice. This is significant as for hundreds of years he has denied it's existance on a subjective level.The "real" good news though is the Nightmares have stopped and Akalade seems to have slowly become more "Naturalized": He's taken a great liking to local fashion and a fondness for wearing sandals and flowing silken gowns of blue or purple, his teal hair is often tied up and stylized with flowers or coral pieces and he has been more active within his community.It is perhaps a little bittersweet, but Akalade has finally flourished into a beautiful young man -at maybe an inopportune and depressing time- but he is at least content; a small and minuscule victory in these trying and ominous times.
>>38227647Our ultimate goal is: SURVIVE The following should be how to do soRight now the proginetor is a major risk to us- it claims us as its own and tries to drag us back into the sea. Whatever intention it has is ill. It has PSYCHIC POWERS that our magic seems unable to interfere with, but the might of the sun, stars, moon and Mycea seem to be able to hurt or at least hinder the creature
>>38227622I like it! :D
>>38227703The Zizz has now ALSO BEEN SUMMONED and while it may not intentionaly try to destroy us we are going to face a lot of blow back from its physical presence. I recommend the construction of structures to withstand great winds, reinforcing existing structures.We should also try to talk to the mermen to find out more about what exactly the great progenitor IS and what it WANTS
>>38227786looks like Marilyn Monroe reincarnated as a cat.
>>38227622I like it.
>>38227622awesome work anon! should we sing this Akalade?
>>38227809I think he's dying and wants ro reincorporate us into his being? Just a guess though. I'm not really sure.
>>38227905Sure, why not?
Rolled 11 (1d20)Dig disaster bunkers to protect from the Zizz hurricanes
So people consulted the blind scrolls, but has anyone actually reported what it is they say?
>>38227809There is also the implication that the Zizz itself will be as much of a danger to us, if not more so. We're a diplomatic people; maybe we can negotiate with Zizz through our Hymns to defeat the progenitor while sparing us.
>>38228028Not yet. I guess we'll have to either ask or it'll come up later.
>>38228060Let's pray for the best but prepare for the worst
>>38227965DIG DEEPDIG HARDGO FOR SHELTERNEVER LOOK BACK
>>38227121>>38227151>Experiment with the consumption and application of Mana.>Roll 14/20>Success, +Progenitor cannot interfere.Mana is a dimly glowing, bright, golden fluid- it resembles honey in a way, but it's origins are far from it: this fluid seems to flow from any great and substantial source of natural magics. It is delicious, it is nutritious, but it's chemical properties and origins are steeped in mystery and obscurity. Your Sages though have noticed the Great Progenitor's aversion to the Fluid and this has inspired them to start actively experimenting with the substance:>Pro-longed Consumption: Daily and constant Consumption has already been experimented and documented as it was already something both the Solar priesthood and the Cult of the weeping Sage already did on a regular basis.. And.. It doesn't appear to have any miraculous or super-natural effects beyond Clear skin, healthy and beautiful hair, and an enthralling, optimistic, charismatic mood that can't be denied. >Moon-touched Cyclopes Exposure: They've been stuffed on Mana Biscuits and wined on Mana until no spaces remained in their stomachs before bathed in Mana for good measure. They report nothing but EXQUISITE bowel movements and uncharacteristic energy... as well as a craving for nuts. >Expose Washed up pieces of The Great Progenitor: occasionally writhing, disgusting, black and purplish pieces of the great progenitor wash up on shore; still too healthy and aggressive for anything to take root in it. Your sages decide to pour Mana all over them; they then flee as the Masses of flesh spasm, wiggle, fume, before they burn- The smell of the mana burned flesh is disturbingly delicious and would have been impossible to resist if not for the fact that animals did not hesitate to consume it- The stain itself left behind beginning to encourage the growth of plants and shellfish.
>>38228160How much Mana do we produce within 24 hours? Considerring it decays after that long.
>>38228160btw, have we attempted to talk to The Sun already?
>>38228160We're gonna dump that stuff on him.
>>38228199We tried but the proginetor ran intereference
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38228160start constructing giant spears tipped with mana containers, designed to break on impact.
>>38228160We should fill flying pods full of mana and drop make them drop directly into the Great Progenitor
Maybe of we do make another great ballista, a bolt made of a piece of the sunbolt and coated in mana would ne a good thing to fire from it?
Rolled 65 (1d100)>>38228231idea, try using the Flying Pot as mana-bombers?
>>38228231There's a thought. Might be a suicide mission for whoever does it but it might be worth a try.
>>38228243Dipping the bolt of the great ballista in mana and firing it at him. Could work.
>>38228251FUck Yes. But only thing to worry about is the deterioration of mana. It has a short shelf life outside of the spring. I'm not sure how long though. But to use that... as the poisonous tip to the arrow that kills the progenitor.That I can get behind.
>>38228364A giant cluster of clay pots holding freshly harvest mana as a clusterbomb at the end of the bolt?
>>38228364I thought our priests found a way to preserve mana way back?
Rolled 63 (1d100)>>38228251SUPPORTING
>>38227130>Have every cyclops gather round their settlement's megalith and sing a hymn to call down lightning on the great progenitor.>Roll 11/20>Progenitor's roll 10/20>Not success, but not necessarily failure. +Sun saw an opportunity.You do it while it's warm, while it's sunny, and just after the depressing shadow of the morning has crept away and before the overwhelming darkness of night washes away the sky: Your people call out for Lightning, they call out and enchant their songs and hymns for a desperate cry for THUNDER- let the sky break open, let the sun extend it's cosmic hand to channel forks of radiant light, like veins pumping life giving blood. Your people can can hear it- off in the distance, very far in the distance; you can SEE it better than you can hear it, but it's there. Dim flickers of light and a small almost cartoonish-like halo of light hovering over the tippy toppiest "head" of The Great Progenitor.Faint glimpses of the Great Progenitor's horror are also shown and made more apparent by the crackling and calling of lightning and thunder- crashing waves against a tall, endless, figure of disturbing horror and selfish flesh. The Great Progenitor does not "seem" phased. >Tiny Embers- wafting on the breeze of a distance fire.>He cannot save you.>Your Prayers cannot reach him.>He cares not for your fate; he is a father and ruler of many worlds and countless organisms- of which you are but a spec.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38228221Supporting.
>>38228452True. But i still think it has a shelf life. just can't remember how long.
>>38228221Yeah lets do this with our heroes.
>>38228472The sun likes us inspite of our origins. He might not like us socializing with the Gorgons and what not, but still. He makes a better father than you do Progenitor.
this tentacled motherfucker's taunting is pissing me off...rage mode?
>>38228472Great Progenitor, we know this. All life is but a mote dancing in the wind. We love the sun and we know it loves us back anywaysGreat Progenitor, there is room for you too in our hearts. But love cannot be demanded or forced, but earned. If you truly wanted a place in our hearts, show us mercy. Show us reason. Show us the compassion of a parent to its child.Show us love.
>>38228680counter-taunt: an ear of corn is not the son of the cow shit that fertilized the soil it grew on.
>>38228731I'm sorry anon, we cannot love this one, now is the time to let out the protective rage of The Moon and Sun, the anger of the Mother Elephant protecting it's young, now is the time to *fight*
>>38228839Everything and everyone deserves a chance. If the progenitor is willing to change for his children, then I can only hope we can find some way to accomodate him
Should we ask Akelade how his people killed the Progenitor of his home?
>>38228924he's a Horrorterror, man. Horrorterrors don't think in terms of human emotions.also, we killed it. that's why it's here for us.
>>38228958yes, let's ask Akalade if he's gotten any insights from the scrolls.
>>38227159>The Hydra Mother's Favor.>Roll 10/20>Success.Orochidina: Mother of Gorgons, Demi-goddess of Fertility and misconduct, & Matriarch to her people- Has been alive long enough that her true name can now be remembered and spoken and her physical reincarnation is complete.Orochidina is a massive mother of a Hydra; possessing a small crowd of 20-30 maidens in place of heads, she is the definition of "endowed"; every last of her maidens if busty and an exaggerated of fertility and pride as she adorns her forms in the finest golden jewelries, piercings, precious gems, and tattoos that accentuate and draw attention to her buxom maidens. She remembers her Favor, she is aware of your current "situation" and she comes immediately when summoned; slithering into your city on the mainland with grace and jiggling divine dignity that is almost surprisingly given her massive body. She presents herself before the local Sages council; forward, seductive, clinging to the members and embracing them in her serpentine coils and heaving Gorgon cleavage. "Listen Babies, I wasn't going to get involved. I was going to lay low; like a snake under a rock, one might say and just let this whole thing breeze over until Mycea's infection took it's course.. but I remember your Favor.." She rolls her eyes, "Aaaand..I suppose I could help. You little darlings might not know it, but back in the day I was quite an accomplished archer, until I got old and another calling found me.." Her maidens motion towards their over-burdened and full-fleshed breasts, "so I will do this: I will release an Arrow, an Arrow poisoned with Mana and aimed upon That wiggling mass spelling doom upon your door-step... The Mana as you know will exacerbate and worsen his condition, but it will not kill him. This I will do for you, darlings."
>>38228960I'll have you know that rapestab McGenocide is a HERO AMONG MEN
Rolled 15 (1d20)Weaponize Megaliths
>>38229200>Lying low until it blows overSomehow I doubt our Progenitor friend here will stop with us if he succeeds.
>>38229200Thank you very much. We appreciate it. We also wrote a song for you, if you would like to hear it>>38227622
>>38229200>jiggling divine dignityokay. anything you say, ma'am.
>>38229290They are weapons. In a way. They're amplifiers.
>>38229313Stick a magic bell in megalithChorus the megalithMegalith amplifies chorusChorus is stored in the bellBell is struckMagical Tsar Cannon is born
>>38229407>bornand probably set off immediately in the middle of the city.it's a good idea for when we can carry megaliths around, but not now.
>>38229407Or on a fail it could shatter the megaliths right when we might need them most.
>>38229486It's not like this is a mobile war we're facing. We need the biggest, baddest weapon to kill a singular target.
Maybe we could ask the Red World for help?
>>38229505What if we shoot the bell at the progenitor? What then?
>>38229623Fuck no. We don't know anything about it. Don't want to know anything about. Were specifically warned not to learn anything about it. And now is definitely not the time to even consider it.
>>38229623That idea is not so much putting out a greasefire with water, but with gasoline instead.
>>38229200Aaaand... that's three.You guys can choose to accept or decline The Hydra Mother's Offer: >>38229200And you guys can go ahead and roll for new Actions as well.I have also noted that we've hit the "180 post mark":>There is blackness on visible on the Horizon from the view of the Mining Towns and the Villages neighboring the Mountains and Jungles just before the Plains.>This Blackness dominates the skies; bringing forth the flicker lights of lightning and the dull roar of thunder in the distance.>It is carried by a warm and gentle breeze.>The Zizz is on his way.>The Zizz is almost here.>The Zizz will bring Storms, The Zizz will bring Thunder.>The Zizz will remind the world why he is the Air.>The Zizz will remind the world why he is the SKY.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38229743Weaponize megaliths
>>38229623NO. >>38229743Also maybe no for the Hydra Mother's Offer. don't want her hitting the Zizz accidentally and then getting the Gorgon's face eaten by Sky-God Zizz.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38229743Prepare for the Zizz!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38229798supporting!! give offerings to the Zizz!
>>38229743I vote no on her offer.We'll trade our favor in for more cyclops-y gorgons.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38229743Clear the skies with the bells and ask help from the divines.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38229743CONSTRUCT SHELTERS TO WEATHER THE ZIZZ
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38229798Support.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38229743Accept the offer. Use flying bells as mana bombers.
>>38229743Accept the hydra mothers offer.Also WHAT WAS ON THE SCROLLS YOU STIL
>>38229743we need offerings, guys. any ideas?
>>38229790Ask our scholars, and Akalade, what they've learned.
GUYS STOP SUGGESTING STUFF AND FOCUS ON FORMING A COHERENT PLAN
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38229743Check on Akalade. See if he has ideas. Trust in him to help organize things.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38229863Supporting.
>>38229743>>38229926Linked the wrong post.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38229743Of course we accept the hydra mothers offer.Also, I suppose there's only one thing we can do- try to replicate what happened with the weeping sage. Provide offerings of food and drink.Dig deep cellars, shore buildings, warn everyone to keep their heads down.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38229790Guess I'll support so they don't fucking explode.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38229942maybe break a piece off the golden lightning and craft it into a fuckhuge arrow for the hydra mother? it's a start.
Rolled 46 (1d100)Idea: Now that the progenitor is distractd/weakened, talk to the mermen, extend diplomancy. ask them to come ashore and weather what happens with us.
Rolled 38 (1d100)>>38230080I'll support.And yeah we'll accept the hydra mother's offer. Assuming she somehow doesn't half ass it. Kinda sucks we couldn't save the favor for stuff like Not waging open war on the tribes, or hybridization.
Rolled 79 (1d100)>>38230080supporting, the merfolk do need help
>>38230122>hybridization50 bucks say she'll still help us with that, as she has before. possibly for a price, but still.
>>38230179I dunno. She's more about getting something for herself and her gorgons than for us.
>>38230179what >>38230246said.Sort of why i wanted to save the favor for that.Hybridization (either cyclopean gorgons, or equal likelihood of Cyclopean/gorgon birth from Gorgon Mothers)
Rolled 12 (1d20)So shall we create a bow of adequate size for Hydra mother? and create the arrow? What should we do to make it especially cyclopean?Or is that something she's got covered.
>>38229200Is this going to use up our favor to her?If it does, it means we lose the chance for gorgons to be able to bear eggs that will hatch into things other than other gorgons... not hybrids persay so much as whatever the father's species is?Would really really not want to lose that opportunity.But it's stupid to not use a favor if we'll die before we get to use it. So if there's no other way (propose the plan afterwards by the way).
>>38230246>>38230179>>38230122I wanted to save it for hybridization as well
>>38230455It's probably something she'll take care of.
>>38230455I was thinking of affixing bells to the arrowhead... like those little jinglebells, perhaps as well as it being mana tipped.
>>38230476>Hybridization (equal likelihood of gorgon/cyclops hatching from an egg)is what I'd go for.But again, if we're all going to die before we manage to summon our people, then what's the point?Also... got an action coming up that's PROBABLY important to do before the Zizz arrives.
>>38230455I think making the arrow out of a shard of the sunbolt would probably be a good idea. If it's up to us.
>>38229948Always try to help Akalade
>Accepted, with some slight hesitation.>Orochidina: Mother of Gorgons, Demi-goddess of Fertility and misconduct, & Matriarch to her people>Is going to do it right now."Sorry, Darlings- you know how your silly little mortal heads can get when you're under pressure; I'm just gonna, go ahead and take some initiative here.." The Hydra Mother slithers off with deliberation and determination. She's slithers into the ocean and a few days later is found making her way onto the shores of your home island where she quickly moves up into the Arcanum- making a way for herself and politely excusing the Cyclopean civilians. At the Top of the Arcanum she can see The Great Progenitor clear in the distance, "My my, he's even uglier in person- good lord, look at all that wiggling and those eyes.. Bluech, positively unbecoming. Right, Anyway, Arrowhead." She quickly extends her maidens throughout the Arcanum to collect every single scrap of lay-about gold that her "Heads" can find.She stops when she finds the Lightning Bolt- her eyes becoming wide like saucers. "Oh. My. God- You STILL have this? You've just been letting it sit in here in the fucking Aquaducts..YOU'VE JUST BEEN DRINKING IT, WHAT?! Babies, oh my- babies you're so silly. I can't believe how silly you are sometimes." Her initial shock wears off her necks and maidens begin aligning, coiling around one another, and forming a giant hand to grab the bolt. "I'm sorry darlings, but I'm confiscating this- you'll thank me later." Her form heaves and her Maidens forming the palm and fingers of a hand that firmly grasps and 'plucks' the lightning bolt to be carried off. (2nd post incoming)
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38229790Supporting.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38229743Action roll.>Evacuate as many of our people to the mainland and away from the islands as we can, and as many as we can afford without undermining the efforts to combat the corpse that doesn't know it's a corpse yet.>Pay special attention to getting copies of written materials to Mycea. If the storms the Zizz brings shut off access or prevent us from evacuating further inland where it'll be safer then we have a problem.
>>38229863>>38229951Supporting as well.
>>38230554Given her maternal feelings and tsundere nature.... she probably is acting in our best interest, but we really are going to demand an explanation about this later on.
>>38230554can we ask her what it is? she relieved us of something valuable after all; the least she could do is to tell us what it was and therefore why it was so suitable for her purpose.
>>38230627Or she'll use it to strengthen her own damn empire. She's not just a god, she's a queen.
>>38230554Were...were we supposed to do something with it?We didn't want to break it or anything, and it seemed pretty neat all by itself
>>38230554Thats OUR bolt. Give it back.
>>38230681>>38230668Let her finish her job, she's about to kill a god for us.
>>38230596You'll need to roll.
When Mycea gets back we should run major shit like the sunbolt and the blind scrolls by her.
>>38230720I don't think you need to roll to support a post actually
>>38230681>>38230668collectivism guysit's not our bolt, it's everyone's boltif she wants to keep it all to herself later then THAT is a problembut for now if she has a use for it and we don't then it's in our nature to give it up
>>38230569>Myceaour demigoddess is DEEEEEEEAAAAAAAADalso, hybridization has plenty in it for her as well. I mean if Gorgons are her worshippers, so will half-gorgons be.
>>38230746Got a point here. We ask for it back after as well as an explanation.>>38230755Full blown hybridization like half-cyclops half-gorgons (gorgons with one eye for example) has been explicitly stated to be a BAD IDEA with body horror implications. I think possibly because we've got cthulhu genetics going on and they don't.Instead I say we go for the whole 'chance to be born from either the father or the mother's race in all cases with gorgon eggs.' Keeps the races distinct.
>>38230755Mycea is the name of the city too.
>>38230817We've used our favor. Our new magics might make it possible though.
The lightning Bolt will be her arrow or javelin I'm sure
>>38230854If she runs off with our thunderbolt without permission, monopolizing it, then I think she owes us another favor.
>>38230817>Full blown hybridization like half-cyclops half-gorgons (gorgons with one eye for example) has been explicitly stated to be a BAD IDEA when?
>>38230817it's less asking for it back and more making sure she doesn't just keep it for herself forever>>38230817>>38230520I'd be fine with either but I'd honestly prefer seeing what becomes of a true hybridization of the races
>>38230554Orochidina's next action takes place at night; she plays off a choir of her maidens that beckon forth an ancient ray of light that pierces the Elderitch over-cast darkness in the form of a Bow. The Bow coils around in mid-air lined and reminiscent of the form of the Cosmic snake; it's bow-string a line of radiant stars. The next scene is explicitly graphic; her maidens begin tearing themselves apart; ripping and rending flesh with nail and tooth before falling over and regenerate back into fully-fledged twins of one another.The Hydra mother continues to do this until she's grown and accumulated into a quite frankly horrifying, writhing, hissing, crowd of hundreds of hydra Maidens; they then conjoin and reform into the final body of an utterly Titanic version of herself.... And she has not sparred spending mass on doing her breasts justice.Her form grabs the Cosmic snake Bow and the Golden Lightning bolt is drawn forth- revealed to have been molded by divine magic into a grossly incandescent arrowhead that drips and bleeds porous with viscous droplets of glowing Mana. As she Draws the Arrow back; a shaft of bone is formed, flecked scales and reptilian psuedo-feathers making up the tailing- all of her own flesh. She Takes position, coiled over the Arcanum like an all-encompassing world snake."Alright my darlings, cover your precious little ears- Mommies going to maim a God for you." She adjust herself (having, perhaps, spent a little "too" much mass on her breasts), she begins slowly pulling back the string on the other worldly bow, her body tightens, and Astral Maidens start to materialize to gently lay their ethereal hands upon the ears of locals.
>>38230905The sun and moon and stars all said it was a bad idea when we asked
>>38230854>>38230893Or at least an explanation. If she uses it to kill or weaken the elder god enough for the Zizz to take it to pieces, then I'm good, but if she reclaims it, takes it away, then we either need a DAMN good explanation for why she's taking something given to us by OUR FUCKING PATRON GOD, or she needs to owe us another favor of equal value.>>38230922>>38230905Apparently in the earlier threads. I wasn't there for it. But from what I gathered, we asked the gods and they said full stop that full hybrids was a baaaad fucking idea.If it was just the moon and sun? I'd be skeptical. Given the stars are in on it too and they're our ancestors? yeah...
>>38230927Okay, this is a legit use of the bolt. We can always try to recover it later. Though it'd be nice for an explanation of why she thought we were cute for just using it as we have been.
>>38230927I do hope the Sun isn't offended by us using his gift this way... but it WAS to defend us... if he holds that against us then I'm not sure he's worth our time...
>>38231048he's the guy that kinda made us out of mermaids, dude. I wouldn't be too rebellious.
Will there be another thread since we're pretty close to bump limit?
>>38231087well, I'm sure he'll be grumpy about the Hydra Mom wrecking his thing, but I think he'd understand. Plus, We can always try to get it back or find new ways to make versions of our own , right?
>>38230975>we asked the gods and they said full stop that full hybrids was a baaaad fucking ideaI'd still be curious about how it would turn outit's not as if the entire population would immediately hybridize
>>38231349I'm imagining the Cronenburgs from that one Rick and Morty episode where a roofie-love potion gets waaay out of hand
>>38231395but those were the best things ever. (also they're spelled Cronenberg after the director)
>>38231349Listen man, i'd love it too, in an ideal world.But then again, I was also the guy that suggested Enlightening the Parrats. I really did want more to come from them... despite them being goofy little jerks. Better than them being dead and plaguing us with REVENGE monsters.
>>38231395I don't imagine it'd be THAT bad
>>38231349I'm not sure they said it was bad. The Sun was just like "YOU DAMN KIDS ARE BORN DIFFERENT." and while hopefully it won't be as bad as >>38231395 I'm sure it wouldn't hurt. Cyclopes and gorgon have been breeding for I'm guessing several hundred years now.
>>38231460Thousands by now. I think. Or at least a thousand.
>>38231087I'm actually starting to like Hydra-mother's style. She's a true mom. Will do anything to protect her children. Trickery, bloodshed, anything. Making sure her children are safe.
>>38231460I have to wonder if there have been any long term affects on the Cyclops gorgon population.At some point a subspecies would develop, right?
>>38231453Yeah burg and berg is a common typo I make all the time ):
>>38231540They did. Native gorgons are different from the others.
>>38231458you didn't know, anonhow could you have knownbut you know what? things were learned even if times were hard for a little bitmaking mistakes is important>>38231460>>38231540that's all I'm interested inreally, just the ability to breed more peaceful and collective-minded cyclopean versions of stuff would be great
Elf-cyclops and elf-gorgon hybrids when?
>>38231664Probably not soon. Akalade's the only elf and he's only fallen for one guy so far.
>>38230927Orochidina considers saying something clever or poetic- she actually wastes time, milling it over, with the draw-string pulled back and making everyone sick with anticipation. "Sorry sweeties, couldn't think of anything. Mommy is bad under pressure as well it seems." Aimed with precision, she finally releases it. The Sheer force of the bow-string being released causes a kick-back that it sends The Hyda mother toppling over and for her to slowly revert back into her normal form through sheer shock. The Arrow itself cuts a clear path through the darkness, revealing the night sky, and letting out such a crackling, booming, deafening cry of thunder that it can be heard across the ocean. What she neglected however to remember was the light- the absolutely blinding light of the Golden Arrow being fired temporarily dazes everyone and everything for miles. For just moment- people can almost make out the brief opening of a psychic message, "Wh-" before it's silenced.... it is then followed by the very REAL image of beam of light that connects the heavens and the earth and sends out crooked paths of lighting all across the sky that flicker with golden specks and horrendous booming after-shocks that boom and sweep over the islands; winding trees, knocking over people, and sweeping everything like a fat, heavy, breeze. The Hydra mother has returned to normal- albeit a little disheveled as she adjusts herself, "Well, that was pretty 'neat'." She is quickly cut off "O-oh no babies."
>>38231460Yeah, but all the babies are born Gorgons. They might draw traits from the father but they aren't more than superficial.
>>38231700Don't tell me she's dying too.
Hopefully she didn't just blow him to bits and prevent Mycea's spores from taking root.
>>38231722strictly speaking that wouldn't be TOO badshe's only very recently back, after all>>38231778did we ever learn what her plan was, exactly?
aw hell...hope she didn't accidentally nuke some folks that were caught under the Progenitor..
>>38231700>make out the brief opening of a psychic message, "Wh-"Did we just interrupt the profound Horror Terror?Did he just do a DOUBLE TAKE at what we just did? Did we just bare witness, to a COSMIC SITCOM MOMENT!?
>>38231863to kill the progenitor.
>>38231863Not really. The whole thing's still pretty vague too me.
she probably realized we were stupid enough to deliberately attract the zizz
>>38231890my assumption was this, the Progenitor was dead but in the process of rebirthing himself a-la the Hydra Mother, he would've grown under the sea if left unchecked. Her plan was to poison him/destroy his corpse so he couldn't come back, by poisoning him with her spores (life trumps anti-life, which really is what the progenitor is). He's woken up pre-emptively, he is dying, but he's gonna wanna take one big swipe at us before he goes.
>>38231907Maybe. At any right he probably doesn't have anyone else to fuck up when he gets here so this could be the bad end no matter what. And I'm the one that asked for him to come...
She might have just hit the Zizz.He might think she be mirin', now.
>>38231982many of us did.
>>38231700"Promise you won't be mad, but it looks like Mommy got him in the Shoulder instead of the Heart- oopsie poopsie, babies." The Hydra Mother sing-songy tone is belayed by her very concerned look. "I...think that will be good enough. I 'think' that should be good enough." She seems more inclined to slowly excuse herself than to properly elaborate on the current situation.She slowly and nervously begins back-pedaling and slithering off to sea to swim back to the mainland, "Don't worry sweeties- He is at least maimed.. He should start feeling it in a bit there and at any rate he's a big boy; it'll still take him a couple months to get to you." Although what she's saying doesn't install confidence; the Nightmares have stopped, his mind no longer penetrates the thoughts of your people, and the night sky is no longer polluted by his presence.Instead he is now physically on the move and the ocean cries out with every step he takes as he brings forth a disturbing and rushed force of consumption and reclamation to take back what he has deemed as stolen from him.
>>38231982We all did. Also, chances are, he'll go after the weak prey. If we have to we protect the hydra-mother. Get her as low and sheltered as we can.
>>38232085SHE PISSED HIM OFF
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38232085balls... welp, charge up the monoliths!!
>>38232085Make sure to say "thank you" to her to show our gratefulness.
>>38232085>In-Game Development: The Great Progenitor is coming.So, here's the deal: The Great Progenitor is coming. There is VERY little you can do at this point and even less you can roll for.. that will come into effect in time as he is essentially "booking it".The Zizz is not fast enough- he is simply too big.I obviously can't tell you what to do or how you're going to solve this or survive, but now might be a good time to.. pull something out of your butt? I suppose?You can also just trust and wait: Mycea did after all have something planned.
>ONE HUNDRED MILLION MANA ARROWS
>>38232162Our lightning bolts didn't even tickle him ;_;
>>38232184Have we learned anything helpful from those scrolls?
>>38232188i didn't mean to!! uhh...fuck! um...ok! Idea!!! Ask Akalde if he has any giant lazer Kamehameha thing he can do!
>>38232184We sing.We sing to the stars.We sing to the sun.We sing to sun.Our final dirge will be heard, and it will be remembered.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38232085We contact the gods again! We can call upon the sun, moon, and stars for guidance.Also. Talk with Hydra mother. Thank her for her help, and inquire about why were we so silly for just eating mana?Also, inquire if we can use our magic, with her help to allow Gorgons to bear eggs that have an equal chance of hatching into both Gorgons, and the father's species.
This is the end isn't it?
Make everyone fuck
>>38232184why isn't Akalade doing shit?
>>38232184Give thanks to everyone that helped out. Akalade, sages, Hydra mother and all.
Evacuate to Mycea?
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38232267supportanSince he no longer blots out the sky, maybe something good will happen
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38232184Fuck it lets PRAY.
>>38232314It's been fun, no matter how much I want to fight back. Let's just spite the Progenitor.Give him no enjoyment in our deaths.We go down salty, and we go down angry.We do not want this end.We want to make our own.
Rolled 44 (1d100)>>38232184Idea: The red world callsPerhaps this is the time for the demonologists to make a move
>>38232184Use the knowledge Weeping Scrolls
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38232184>>38232267Supporting. Pray to everyone. Mycea too. Hopefully she can tell us it's all under control.
Rolled 96 (1d100)>>38232184Its our turn to abuse him. He used his psychic sit to demoralize us for MONTHS on end. We'll use our Magic Crap to PING him eternally. Get the gods to use the BOLT as a tracker, a mark to aim for. A Lightning Rod, for the LIGHTNING God.
>>38232346Pray to Mycea. Sing to her our faith in her plan and the love she had for us. Sing for the love we have of her
>>38232253>>38232374>>38232346Let's do this.
Rolled 52 (1d100)>>38232402Supportan with giant bell weapons.
Was hoping the civ lasted long enough for cyclops to become Astronaut Ancients
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38232085Niggers you can't just fucking pray. You know what we're doing? We're getting flying fucking pots, a whole fleet of them, and making mana bombs, and dropping that shit on him. We're attaching bells of pacification to them, anything to make him slow the fuck down.
>>38232333Rolling for this.
>>38232383Voting against. Like hell we're going out lime that.
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38232445supporting!
>>38232411>>38232402Fuck him up with lightning.Fuck him up with hope.>Night bright, Night bright, light up the night with a shiny light
>>38232426Fuck Yes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iT8xt6XDs_U
>>38232383No fucking way.
>>38232267Pray to all our gods, from the sun and moon, to the stars, Mycea, and even include the hydra-mother in our prayers as thanks.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38232445I agree, but "PRAY" has been a nice Catch-All in the past. But you. I like you and your idea.
Rolled 16 (1d20)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwMVMbmQBugI WANT YOU TO GET MADAND PUNCH THIS FUCKER IN THE DICK
>>38232383Against. Could you at least wait until we actually talk to the gods about that or something before you press the big red button for no reason?
>>38232298>>38232297>>38232253>>38232240>>38232174>>38232303>>38232267It is at this point in time that everything seems the bleakest: The Great Progenitor is on his way and he will take back what is his and there is very little anyone can do to stop him. He is not a force of nature, he is a force that is beyond life, beyond creation, and that which pre-dates existence and the Gods themselves.The Great Progenitor is not a god; he is a force beyond divinity.The Great Progenitor is not alive; he is a force beyond the soul.The Great Progenitor is a mind; he is a figment, he is an unhappy, angry, depressed thought from a bygone time where reality was the imagination of an ancient and all-encompassing being.In these short few Months; people don't flee, they don't rung, they do not hunker, nore do they bunker. They drink, they love, the feast, and life goes about as it does and how it always has gone; casually, nonchalantly, with that Cyclopean easy-going island life. >>38232346>Pray>19/20>An Imperfect 20- too good to pass up.Hope. Hope at the last moment.Hope from a source that you've never faltered in faith from.>She's coming Home.>She's sorry she made you worry.>You'll be with her soon.
>>38232501NO FUCK WHAT AM I DOING!?
>>38232501That's horrible, horrible
>>38232445>Niggers you can't just fucking prayYes we can. We're creatures of family and community and love. We aren't warriors, we aren't destroyers. We should celebrate everything we have and everything we've had for one last time. We can only have faith and accept whatever comes. We sing one last song into whatever this long night brings us.
>>38232523>I'm coming home, I'm coming home>Tell the world I'm coming home
>>38232523Oh fuck o.o
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>38232523myconomancy up the Progenitor's ass. now.
>>38232523During the months can we ask the hydra-mother to make it so her children can do. Ore than just replicate themselves? So if one day her kin find children after we've been taken, they can bring even greater happiness to that race than they did to ours?Just in case we all die is all.
>>38232523she heard us anons....*begins to chuckle madly* Mycea returns!!!
>>38232523If we're going somewhere, can Akalade come too? He'll be so lonely.
>>38232523>The Great Progenitor is not a god; he is a force beyond divinity.>The Great Progenitor is not alive; he is a force beyond the soul.>The Great Progenitor is a mind; he is a figment, he is an unhappy, angry, depressed thought from a bygone time where reality was the imagination of an ancient and all-encompassing being.Dude really sells the Anti-Life Vibe,He is but a parasitic story from a time immemorial.The Perfect Villain, for the Perfect Hero. The Nature within ourselves.He is the vampire sucking worlds dry of vibrance and life. Its time we stake him.
>>38232703of course Akalade is coming, he's an honorary Cyclopes by now.
>>38232523isn't him infected by Mycea spores? Can we get all together and sing the hymn that made fungus and plants grown like crazy?
Peace, in the stars.Above all storms.Passion, from the sun.Lighting all loves.Wisdom, by moonlight.Guiding all hands.O, these eyes, they will not close.O now, these eyes,will not be closed.
>>38232837...that might have been a good thing to do. Too late now though, I think.
>>38232837>sing?to last the whole night long?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYjcNR7W-Ow
>>38232523The Waves beating down on your island homes start coming up darker, deeper, blacker, and every proceeding day they brush in farther onto land and with them bringing forth clumps and massess of fallen flesh from The Great Progenitor as it advances closer and closer towards your Civilization.He will be here soon, he will be here soon and each day he comes a little closer the darkness lasts a little longer and hope becomes a little more sparse; his eyes ever present and watching over with greed and disgust at a world that has taken everything from him and continues to threaten his very existence.The Great Progenitor will not be denied.He will have his happy ending: Creation will cease, he will begin with you, your people, your plants, your livestock, your produce; everything. He will take back creation, he will put an end to his constant suffering and you will no longer know the nightmare that has been his reality- that has twisted his dreamscape into one of horrific flesh and constant anguish. >You just had to do what you were told.>The Elves could- I returned them.>You just had to do what YOU WERE TOLD.>THERE IS NO VICTORY IN LIFE. >JUST A BRIEF PAUSE FROM SUFFERING; LITTLE MORE THAN A DELUSION. >I AM THE WAY OF PEACE. MY DREAM WILL PERSIST. THE MIND WILL RULE.>YOU JUST HAD TO LISTEN.The Golden Arrow within his shoulder begins to shuffle.Something is inside the Great Progenitor.
>>38232837A Hymn sung by every member of the Cyclops and Gorgon racesA grand chorus, sung in one voice by thousands united together through their faith and hope.Faith and Hope that all will be well, all will continue.The Hymn of Unity and Faith. A Hymn of Family and Eternity.
>>38232927The Hymn of Home
>>38232925>The elves could- I returned them...Oh god he killed the elves didn't he?
>>38232927do we need to roll for this? because I don't want the dice fucking up this awesomeness.
I'd rather sing a hymn of Mycea.
>>38232977>>38232927>>38232873>>38232552let's do it
>>38232925Do this >>38232927https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eulSbXIjzkFuck the Great Progenitor. We're going to defy him and sing a great song of life. Invite everyone, all the Gorgon tribes and that bitch the Hydra Mother.
>>38232977The Hymn of Hope, The Hymn of a new tomorrow.
>>38233010why not combine them? That would fit Mycea to the letter. love. home and peace
Akalade should lead us in singing the song of hope.
>>38232991The elves did everything he told them to. And he gave them their reward.Freedom In SubjugationPeace From Troubles Of Life Eternal.Death is a Reward. Freedom is a Burden.
>>38233048true. I just wanted to give it a myconomantic spin.
>>38233048>>38233010>>38233023>>38233034>>38233072A song of HomeA song of HopeA song of Life and Death and the beauty that is the acceptance of bothMycea was his polar opposite and we'll represent her until we're goneWe'll sing to our graves because we'll always be home
>>38232925There is no more gloating.He can feel it inside himself- He no longer has any time nor any words.His mass comes running, thrusting forward- He just has to reach the shores and maybe, maybe he can start again. Maybe he can start again; better this time, there's always time, there will always be more time. He can wait endlessly if he has to, but he just has to make it. >>38233029>>38233010>>38233072>>38232977>>38232927>>38232873>>38232837>>38232552You sing. You had to sing- of course you sung, you've always been singing. Everything living thing in the world has a song to sing and you sing yours with deliberation and dedication; to hope, to home, to love, as a testament to life and to suffering in equal share. Your people all across their Homes, Lands, Farms, Beaches, Jungles, and Hills- they Sing, they sing of everything they've ever known, have ever loved, and ever will.. and they do so unabashedly in the presence of unrelenting and overwhelming alien force. The Great Progenitor stops- he can't seem to support his own weight. He falls to his knees and if ever a nightmarish horror could perceive regret and sadness- a longing not for forgiveness, but for a second chance. He will not save this world. He will not save anyone. Suffering will persist, the nightmare will never end and he is a failure and he knows it- He cries out once last time; a horrible, pained, and debilitating psychic yell of resentment and frustration.Before he begins to be taken.
>>38233349Damn this is epic.
>>38233349the thing that saddens me the most is that he has knees and shoulders.
>>38233461figuratively i'm sure
>>38233461well good thing Hydra-mom hit him in the shoulder, else he'd be even more pissed
>>38233461makes sense when you think about itI mean cyclopes and merfolk have them, so why not their creator?
>>38233349Its kinda sad whats happening to him.I mean he is so sad and regretful. I mean i guess he is sad and regrets the fact that he CAN'T un-life us. But still.
>>38233349Forgive him his trespasses.Crown him with our boughs and branches.Sing his name into history.Remember his sorrows and his shames and disgraces.Remember our origins, and learn from them.
>>38233570Well, at least we could sing him to sleep.
>>38233628no. he had to go. for reasons entirely his fault. I empathize, but I don't sympathize. or regret.
>>38233244perfect>>38233628perfecthe will be our song of difficult past and sorrows that may never be overcomewe'll write the Hymn of the Past in his honorhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BNj2BXW852g
>>38233686He had to be cast down, but his shames may still be forgiven. May still be remembered. May still be learned from.
>the Great Progenitor gets reincarnated as a cute shota merperson
never thought Cyclops Civ of all things would make me want to rewatch Rick and Morty in its entirety.>>38233756no. trying to consume all life in existance is not a forgivable thing, and none of his behavior is applicable to mortal beings, so we can't learn anything from it.I'll remember him as something I'm glad doesn't exist anymore, and that's that.
>>38233829Oh the things Hydra Mother would do to him....
>>38233349The Wall of eyes slowly begin to close one after another as if the stars in the sky were being dimmed and blinded one after another. His body creaks, it writhes, he begins slowly slumping over- bracing himself on masses of flesh to form arms as the waves come crashing down on your islands through the sheer mass of his forms weight.The Sea itself slowly begins to recede and seemingly loses it's fear of The Great Progenitor; Birds begin clouding him, an algae bloom is present, swarms of fish start encircling and over-taking the immersed portions of him while the blackness of the depths is slowly replaced by green life-rich ember waves of fertility and growth.His body trembles, he no longer functions, but something deep within himself begins to shuffle- to move and cause a disturbance from the confines and inner-workings of his flesh before the "top" of his head finally swells and bursts open to send forth a rich, vividly, colouful cloud of spores that obscure the horizon in a inseminating technicolour fog of life. Through the fog, while the sun slowly rises over the carcass being eaten away by all venues of life- the shadow of a Titanic Female. Long unnaturally thick locks of hair, tearing at flesh with long nails, rending meat with tooth- She climbs and claws her way out of the body all the while clutching something in her off arm. Her form is steaming, wafting, gifting off a tremendous amount of heat that boils the water and dissuades further creatures from feeding and obscuring the sight of her. She then hunches over; ravenous and greedily tearing apart the body with her free hand and starts shoveling the flesh into her mouth- pulling and ripping, Gnashing, gasping, chewing, lip-smacking, and teeth clacking against one another- huddled and squatting over the carcass like an animal as she greedily and graphically consumes the flesh.
Just caught this thread live.Speaking of the zizz, we completely forgot about the wind monoliths,
>>38233921WELCOME BACK OUR CIV-WIDE LOVER
>>38233921OP, do you have a twitter that I can follow? I keep missing these threads
>>38233921Our love has returned!
>>38234013every Saturday at midnight GMT.
>>38233349Fuck him. Pour mana on him. He's caused us endless pain, and he belongs to another age. He needs to pass on. If we don't remove them, they will eventually remove us.
looks yummy. can we eat some too?
High-Fives everyone, Mycea is back (I hope)
>>38233921This is going to end... Well I hope. She's not exactly ever shown her brutal side, maybe she was more approving of the manticores than we thought?
>>38234156>manticores are currently fangirling out
>>38234156She is a goddess of Death And Life.I'm not sure Rebirth qualifies.What if we aren't so much dealing with Mycea reincarnated...But her progeny. Mycea Jr. Rather than Mycea again
>>38233921I hope she returns the lightning bolt arrow.
>>38234208These are gods we're talking about. Part of her divine essence will be there regardless of whether its a direct reincarnation or not, and thus a part of her more than that of a parent in a child,
>>38234208then we take care of her to the best of our ability, like Mycea knew we would. let's face it: friendship has been our most powerful weapon so far.
>>38234208Well she said she was coming back. I assume it's actually her. Or a soon to be upgraded version of her.
>>38233973>>38233999>>38234021She feels your eyes upon her and overwhelming embarrassment and shame awash over her- but she cannot help who she is and cannot stop in what she does. There is a brief moment that feels like forever to her as she looks back from the ocean with a visibly flushed face and bright glowing divine eyes through the fog of steam and spores- before shaking her head and ruffling her hair to thicken the cloud of obscuring spores in an effort to provide some venue of shame and retain her dignity.She lurches back down to resume her feeding; all the while it becomes more explicit the juxtaposed care and tenderness she's investing in the vague form she's clutching closely to her heart and bosom. The Scraps start washing up on shore; great large chunks of meat that steam and visibly waft- that must be eaten quickly before they're scrounged up almost immediately by anything alive.Even The Hydra Mother herself cannot resist the carcass and she soon unapologetically returns; devoid of manner and grace as her body aggressivly churns the waves in an effort to arrive at the kill "on-time". Nothing is spoken, there's just a partial glance as Mycea jerks her head over almost out of instinct and the two acknowledge over another before they both practically burry themselves into the carcass.Things eventually start to calm down- The Great Progenitor apparently not having many bones beyond a spine, some ribs, and a beak that protrude from the ocean akin to the familiar geographic land marks you've come to notice in your travels. The Two Gods quietly discuss things over, the warm morning sun at their backs, the shallow green tide washing the blood off them. Mycea seems to pass over the unidentifiable "lump" she had been guarding so carefully and The Hydra mother immediately clutches onto it with Maternal care and dedication- the lump splitting into three visibly figures that she's quick to begin nursing dutifully.
>>38234313MYCEA HAS BABBYS
>>38234313>the lump splitting into three visibly figures that she's quick to begin nursing dutifully.wat
Rolled 26 (1d100)>>38234313The sages must immediately start fawning over the babbys
>>38234313Giant... Science... Babies.
Feel free to talk about this session here: >>38206480after this session archives.
>>38234313Of course I'm wondering what Sun-Dad thinks of this. Oh wait!The Progenitor Came To Us. The Bolt is in the progenitor.We can pick it up again.
>>38234313Is there more? is it going to wrap up soon?
>>38234690It seemed like it exploded. hopefully not but I wouldn't be surprised if we can't get it back. Small price to pay to get Mycea back though.
>>38234313They both slowly make their way back to the Shore and everything eventually becomes clear.The Crisis has been adverted. The Great Progenitor has been EATEN.Mycea: Mother & Father of Fungi, Demi-god of harvest, & physical expression of the moon. Has successfully Reincarnated- although at this moment she is willingly to admit her form is a little.. unorthodox and unbecoming of a dainty and refined lady such as herself. She finds it uncouth to be stomping across the world in her Avatar form; she is too self conscious that she will step on someone or something and she cannot bare the thought.The Hydra Mother, Aka: Orochidina: Mother of Gorgons, Demi-goddess of Fertility and misconduct, & Matriarch to her people... isn't honestly too eager to sit around and loiter and with a quick "hello, good bye, thanks for the meal." She excuses herself and the offspring she seems to be keeping secluded and obscured. Mycea is currently just sort of hanging out on the Shores of your Home island; she is just sort of in the after glow of current events and is just sort of "chilling out" before she walks back home and things return to normalcy.We've also hit the bump limit and there's not much else to do or say unless you want to talk to anyone. So, I'm gonna go archive the thread now.I hope everybody had a great time and my story telling was on par with everyone's expectation-
>>38234313There's a baby.Okay then.We should ask about it at some point! They might be a distant relation to us!Or at least God-children to our race given that our trust with the two goddesses...We need to ask about stuff. Gorgons having cyclops children.Mycea helping us integrate the manticore into ourselves and redeem them.Who the baby it is.Why is just eating mana is silly? What else should we do with mana?
>>38234746Well she's gonna to have to wait to go home until a couple thousand island people get their hugs in.
>>38234746Talk to both Mycea and the hydra mother about the things in >>38234758
Rolled 50 (1d100)>>38234758>Why is just eating mana is silly? What else should we do with mana?I love's to see that conversation.>SO a strange golden magical substance comes off an item left by the mother fucking sun and you guys jus eat it?
>>38234746Also. Yeah, we've missed her! Her size doesn't matter! And we've kept her temple ready and prepared for her return!
>>38234788>Well she's gonna to have to wait to go home until a couple thousand island people get their hugs in.If you want you to roll for this.>Stop Hydra Mother.>Demand hugs.We can just turn the last few sessions of the game into, "chill out with the gods and cuddle."
>>38234746Great session! I hope the three babies are explained next session.
>>38234746We want to see the babies too. Who are they? Who's the daddy?
>>38234741Yes... fungus waifu is back... with three weird things. I dunno, I'd rather impress the stars or Sun-Dad.I am curious as to what the babies are.There is the implication that the Sun isn't a cyclops god, nor is the moon...if the product of destroying the progenitor...Is a cyclopean God being... Then... well..That might be interesting.
>>38234837>sessionsEr, sorry, last few MOMENTS of this session.
>>38234811Just talking isn't a roll I thought?
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38234837I do. Rolling for maximum hugs.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38234837MAXIMUM HUGS
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38234861Seriously ask her the stuff in >>38234758
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38234837I wanna hug these tiny little new things. What are they?HUG everything.
Rolled 83168 (1d1000000)>>38234897ONE MILLION HUGS
>>38234837As long as they answer the stuff in >>38234758The 4 lines at the bottom. Seriously we chill but we need answers. We save red world talk for next session.
Rolled 94 (1d100)rolling for hugs.also, can we ask about why Mycea wanted the Progenitor dead, what the three children are, and also do we have the bolt back?
Rolled 64126991620287297, 98112414963543409, 66468707984313369, 26308096339926125, 63642927724868057, 17267512762919069, 34876735461875797, 81070471089333297, 79633847204968337, 71830047573894265, 65612665005028249, 29142444115132093, 47692089341580865, 18732992978766561, 44164361245930193, 87396252248436209, 70286805275827649, 8053988125175239, 32674891967326405, 57795033371075985, 5396694177761675, 25786765711382033, 33882474247366189, 67954464349895713, 24550061579793693 = 1222459736466407773 (25d99999999999999999)>>38234918supporting
>>38234746Talk to Mycea about the small figures (Babies). Ask if she can get are Thunderbolt for us. Tell her we cared for her grove while she was gone and give her love.
Thread had me nearly in tears several times. both sad and joyous tears
>>38234837As long as they answer the stuff in >>38234758The 4 lines at the bottom. Seriously we chill but we need answers. We save red world talk for next session.Also fuck yeah, seeing that 20 from when she died finally paying off.Also, guys... We have to prepare for Zizz coming too! Better move people inland and batten down the hatches!
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38234953This. we need this. We need it back. Maybe we can even put it someplace more convienent (Like in the aqueducts.
>>38234953>give her loveThat reminds me: we didn't have an orgy this thread. Let's append that.
>>38234979Me too anon. It's a really great story.
>>38234811It healed my powderised femur, shattered ribs and punctured lung. Why wouldn't I eat it.
OHHHHHHH shit. The zizz.ISSTILLCOMING
>>38235224Might want to bring that up when the pair answer our other four questions, mention we thought the zizz, being the enemy of the thing in the sea, would take it's weakened ass down.
>>38235224Yeah...yeah. I'm not sure what we're gonna do about that.
>>38235224I think... we over compensated. And I don't think it will turn back.Especially since this is raw OLD god, and apparently eating GOD corpse makes you stronger...In short...I think... the Zizz is gonna land.
>>38235224We did roll to build shelters several times.
>Demand Hugs from Gods.>18x2/20>Success. +Twin Rolls. +Mycea Wants hugs.Your people thankfully have no fear of gods and very little personally boundaries when it comes to physical affection; The Hydra Mother is stopped in her snake tracks by hundreds of Giant Cyclopes men, women, children and elderly latching onto her for Hugs and affection. Mycea cannot help but let out a soft and familiar laugh that you've been longing to hear; that contagious giggle that comes from the stomach and ends in a sigh as she opens her arms and is immediately filled with Cyclopes before their bursting from her lap. The Cuddles are quite divine, Mycea demands The Hydra mother stay, "Come on- Get back her Ecchi, why do we do these things, if not for our friends and family? I know you want to go BROODY, but it can wait. We've already got plenty of babies right here- come on, come on! Show them the new Babies!!" Mycea is almost giddy at this point, the Hydra mother drawing visibly annoyance from being called "Ecchi" as her maiden's roll their eyes and she slowly slithers back- dozens of Cyclopes riding ontop of her snake form.>Ask About the Babies.>Mycea starts to wiggle and squirm with excitement, "Oooohhh- I was so happy, I couldn't believe I was able to pull them out of the carcass when I did; okay, okay. This Orange one with the white hair- Ecchi, turn him around, yes,- He's got one eye; he's a marine demi-god of Coral! The pink one with the tail-fin is a Patron demi-god of the Merpeople." There's a brief pause, the third baby the Hydra mother does NOT want to show him- she cradles him tightly "The other little boy- The grumpy little dark blue baby with the bright eyes and the teal Tendrils; we.. haven't figured out what he is, but we love him anyway." >The Zizz>"Oh, well..That's going to be Awkward." You've killed Mycea's baby buzz.
>>38234746Ask about these things>Gorgons having cyclops children.>Mycea helping us integrate the manticore into ourselves and redeem them.>Who the babies are>oh by the way, the Zizz is coming and we should take cover for a bit I think... On the mainland probably so we have fewer hurricane risks you know?>Why is just eating mana is silly? What else should we do with mana?
>>38235318Ask about the other 3 questions besides the zizz! We can deal with the zizz and got a high roll for battening down the hatches and fortifying against his coming before. The other three questions!
>>38235318>Why is just eating mana is silly? What else should we do with mana?Tell the HydraMother she'd better bring the babies around to visit
>>38235318Not that they'll really need it, but I'm sure we'll only be too happy to help take care of them all.
>>38235381We also PRAYED before. And got Divine Intervention from the sun. We got Divine Intervention for defeating the Progenitor.Don't ask lightning to strike twice.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38235318we should keep the coral demigodhe's clearly the closest to being of our makeREQUESTING CORAL DEMIGOD TO BE PUT INTO OUR CUSTODY
>>38235479>Don't ask lightning to strike twice.But you just gave 2 examples of the proverbial lighting striking.....
>>38235479Not divine intervention, we had a nice roll for it earlier in the thread! But yeah, it'll probably begin next thread.Remember guys. First priority next thread is fortifying against the Zizz's storms and winds, and moving our population inland where the storms won't be as deadly... Hopefully the arcanum will still stand when we return.
>>38235498>REQUESTING CORAL DEMIGOD TO BE PUT INTO OUR CUSTODYWE WANT A BABY TO TAKE CARE OF TOO
>>38235506Those happened millenia apart.
>>38235498Yes. Walk up to a mother cradling a newborn child''HEY, WE WANT THAT THING BECAUSE REASONS'''That seems fair.
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38234746Roll to tell the Zizz The Great Progenitor has been EATEN. Invite it a feast to celebrate the birth of three children.
>>38235541you say that as if it's her child that she just had and not as if it's a child she ripped out of a corpse quickly enough that it's still alivebig difference
>>38235498They need to visit their respective races regularly, and the third baby is patron to the changelings I bet! They need to be raised to know their abilities by fellow Demi gods, but they also need to be brought to their respective races regularly.In fact, suggest the changelings for the third baby! After all, three races related to the progenitor right? Merpeople, cyclops, changelings? Three babies, one cyclops if, one met mush, and one unknown!
>>38235498>>38235541I think she is gonna give him to us eventually. Or let him hang around. Don't worry. We don't have to demand anything.
>>38235577>In fact, suggest the changelings for the third baby! After all, three races related to the progenitor right? Merpeople, cyclops, changelings? Three babies, one cyclops if, one met mush, and one unknown!We really should bring up the changlings
>>38235573We are saying this to two MATERNAL gods. This is stupid.Asking that they keep regular contact with their three related races however isn't too much to ask I think.
Hey guys. You know what we should do?Ask the merpeople to join our society. Now that the progenitor is dead they might be lacking direction... and our Fungal Goddess has their demigod and our demigod (and a third demigod). Frankly... they (the merfolk) wanted to welcome us back for a while... lets return the favor.Lets welcome them to us.
>>38235624and I'm saying we're a very caring race who's more than capable of taking care of mythical beingsMycea and elf are evidence enough of this and I'm sure they'll back us up
>>38235613Mycea was aware of the changlings... at least by name. She mentioned that we three were of the same flesh as the progenitor.
>>38235588Third edition. But we should bring up the changelings... aLSO the other three questions about mana, gorgon-born cyclops, and freaking drinking manticore tribe redemption/integration!
>>38235646I can get behind that. We might want to see how they handling this entire event.
>>38235646I'm sure we can be friends but they'll probably want to go live in the ocean again.
>>38235679All the more reason to remind her of the possibility!
>>38235646Also backing this up.>>38235671As well as two freaking MATERNAL DEM
>>38235737Maternal demigod Dresses? Who have motherhood related shit right inside of their freaking portfolios? You're fucking stupid.
>>38235679What about the ant-people of the plains?
>>38235318>Consuming Mana?>The Hydra mother- as she gently pushes away and slaps the hands of intrepid and grabby paternal and maternal Cyclopes; is the one to answer this. "Mana is a concentrated form of.. I supposed you'd refer to it as-" Mycea seems to be giving The Hydra mother the stink eye. Apparently she wasn't supposed to say anything about Mana and you've put her in an awkward position. "I just think it's silly that they were eat-" Mycea gives a slight 'tisk' and slowly brushes the fungal tendrils from her face.>Custody of Babies.>The Hydra Mother immediately begins coiling around herself and Mycea slowly shrugs her shoulders- giving little pets to the Cyclopes hovering around her. "That.. is out of my authority. Despite her behavior; Mistress Orochidina is the most qualified for the position of Mother. I have my utmost faith in her ability and I hope you will too" There's a long drawn out sigh and Mycea motions to her chest, "I'm just a mushroom my loves, this tap has been running dry for quite sometime." The Merpeople slowly start coming forward- Your people are visibly shocked, but they start awkwardly and sheepishly crawling forward before The Hydra Mother of all people chimes in, "Yes- yes, we have your kid too- come on, if we're letting the clam apes look at theirs we may as well get you lot in the action as well." Mycea becomes flustered, "MANNERS, woman!" The Hydra Mother's confidence seems to be growing and she beckons out, "Wait, wait- lets get Akalade. Akalade should be here as well- Someone get Akalade.">Do you want Akalade in on this hug/baby shower?
Does anyone think we should thank the Sun and Moon for their assistance during the entire event?
>>38235779No, I meant: have we forgotten about them? Maybe they have some interesting stuff we could trade.
>>38235788Do you need to ask? OF COURSE!We're going to press on the mana thing later.For now, due to baby craze, bring up possibility of Gorgons being able to bear children of both their own race and the race of the father if one is involved?
>>38235817Yeah. We're thanking everybody. If the Zizz weren't on his way we'd probably be having a huge party right about now.
>>38235839They're completely hostile to everything not themselves. They see everything else as food, or building materials or something.
>>38235788Uh, I dunno. How does Mycea react to that request?
>>38235870Interesting. Maybe I could steal that for my own quests.
>>38235870according to the changelings, at least.we ought to broker a peace between those two. when we've gotten our shit together. which will probably take a few threads.man, I wish this ran more than once a week.
>>38235788>>Do you want Akalade in on this hug/baby shower?This either sounds like the kind of thing that should come naturally...or the kind of tempting offer that would TURN out HORRIBLy.
This is a first attempt but still.Does this seem right for our cyclopean Coral God? Would he be tan like us? or Multicolored like coral? I really wanna draw some Toddler Gods.
>>38235939Look, from our perspective? Bringing him seems natural. He's held lots if baby's before now.From an of perspective, this will likely go down like a house on fire... Ever been in a burning house?
>>38235973Looks Goodall! Can't wait to see the others.
>>38235973i thought we were actually rather pale with freckles?
>>38236008Tanned my man, very pacific islander brown
>>38236008Thats the gorgon halfbreeds. We apparently range from Milk to Dark Chocolate in skin tones.
>>38236023Oh I see it in the pastebin now. Soft to darker brown. right.
I would've said no in the past, but Akalade is different now. one of us, as far as anyone's concerned. yes, I do believe he is ready, and it's not like he wouldn't have heard of Mycea's presence by now. have 'em meet while they're both on the same island.inb4 the Sun just shot his load onto the planet and we're all just gobbling up his jizz
>>38236049well...mana does have stem cell properties so I wouldn't be surprised
>>38236039Speaking of gorgon half breeds... Would the goddesses be willing to help us out on this too?Not an actual fused race, but like what's been said before. Father's race hatched from a gorgon's egg.
Mycea seems... a little hesitant, but she agrees that Akalade should be here and that it would probably be good for him to not keep him away from such an important local event: The Hydra mother is more than pleased to put Mycea in an awkward position and almost immediately sent out a Head to pluck Akalade from what he was doing and bring him over. Akalade is.. a little flustered; he isn't entirely aware of what's going on and is mostly just assuming this is in fact just a really weird baby shower- Your people do have a tendancy to get excited about things coming out of you just as much as coming into them after all... That is until he notices someone he recognizes. It isn't Mycea- Mycea is actually relieved that Akalade doesn't recognize her; if anything Mycea is actually very curious about the physical changes and the tones and distinct atmosphere Akalade's presence is giving off- he doesn't feel like an "elf" anymore. His scent is pleasant, there's a certain vibrant and alluring colour to his complexion and markings and he's.. "nice". He nice. Mycea likes him- He gets a hug.Akalade recognizes the Dark Blue Baby. The Grumpy, cranky looking one with the Teal Tendrils for hair. He doesn't know where, but it looks familiar to him- He can't help but look at it.. He feels as though he's seen the baby or something resembling it before. The Baby seems to recognize Akalade- Reaching his giant, pudgy, fat, demi-god baby hand and giving Akalade's little Elven hand a squeeze of acknowledgement. Akalade is Happy. Baby hype is contagious.Mycea is Thrilled.The Hydra mother wants to go home and wants all these unwashed, dirty, mortals to stop touching her babies.
>>38236049Would we even care given our whole 'no real sense of taboo about sexual stuff or even orientation'
>>38236119OMG THE ELF DEMI-GOD
>>38236119Before she goes, then bring up the cross breeding thing!
>>38236119Demand she brings the babbys for playdates!
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38236119Create a Hymn to celebrate the event.
>>38236162Why is he made of tentacles? That raises new and troubling questions.
We should gift the Hydra Mother with a lullaby for each of them.
>>38236225or a holiday.although we're like 5 new threads away from falling off the board. new thread, maybe.
We'll unfortunately have to save it for next time as I'm completely out of steam and starting to slip up a little.The Thread is already Archived, so please go vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI hope I'll see you guys next week, Saturday, hyped for demi-god children and more civilization and a little Zizz on the side.
Totally dicking around with how to color. Might reattempt later. But here is merfolk god(dess).. .wonder if He or She has a name yet.
>>38236283y u no do more ;c
>>38235973>Does this seem right for our cyclopean Coral God? Would he be tan like us? or Multicolored like coral?This is perfect- he's an orangy/pinkish/creamsicle kind of colour scheme.>>38236284The Merpeople have the tails on their HEADS- Think of like.. I guess a Zora from the legend of Zelda? Except.. like Dolphin texture as opposed to Fish texture- if that makes any sense.I'm tired.She is pink though.
>>38236268No doubt this'll become a holiday. New gods were born, one of ours came back, another helped us defeat an ancient foe. It ever there were an event to be remembered this is probably it.
>>38236283Thanks for running.
>>38236283Thanks again for running OP. You're an inspiration to us all.Plans for once this Civ eventually runs its course? Maybe write a book of the history of the Cyclops civilization?
>>38236330Okay My bad. I'll fix her up. Yeah I assumed that because "demigod" they'd be sorted out different. But yeah I'll take a less tired attempt at all three by next week.
>>38236363>Yeah I assumed that because "demigod" they'd be sorted out differentWell they're just babies- they won't become more unusual and epic looking until they're older/I've had time to plan out their design.
>>38236330I'd always assumed zora's had dolphin-esque flesh given that their fins are thick and solid rather than thin and translucent like a fish
>>38236383I'm going to make a pantheon write up in pastebin later tonight given our gods.Still think tentacle baby is related to the changelings.
>>38236383Alright gotcha. Here's Grumpy Gus. Or BlueBaby. He needs a name. And seeing as we got Ecchi as our patron's name... I say something similarly rediculous.
>>38236600Hentai? Ashi? Shokushu?
>>38236671Steve. Perhaps? Would anyone take a goddess named Steve seriously? Maybe Jim.
>>38236699Are all demigods female?
>>38236600I thought Ecchi was a pet name Mycea gave to Orichidina?
>>38236600>>38236729Ecchi is a pet name Mycea gave to the Hydra mother.>>38236723>Are all demigods female?The Blue Baby and our Coral baby are both boys.
>>38236729Oh whoops. I guess I misunderstood that converation.I guess we could mess around with names for our newborn demigods' names then if that is the case. Should we brainstorm that now that the thread is pretty much concluded... or do you have something in mind noble OP.
Is there a unique quality to a cyclop's singing voice? Are they all good singers?
>>38236801Are people don't name themselves. Why would we try and name the newborns? If they want to have names they will name themselves.
>>38236820More like constant practice and it's hard to sound bad singing in a group. Humans for example harmonize their voices when singing together, though it takes training and practice to make it perfect... Cyclops get lots of training.
>>38236848True this. But gods have names! They're special!
>>38236848A good point. The Hydra Mother will probably pick out names for them anyway.
>>38236888No. Just somebody who spends way too much fucking time reading Wikipedia and informational articles.
>>38236881>>38236876Both of these are true. I hope they're cute... or wait... Noble? CUte?Crap I have no idea what to name these newly birthed collective ideas given manifest in flesh form. Wheo, means coral. We could go with Sango and Izumo to keep an -o theme going with their names. Again that is unless OP has ideas.or we could keep the Maori theme going and name the other two, Ika and Puru Pouri. Seems suitably Islandy.
>>38236926We could let them choose their own names? Or ask what their names were before the progenitor got them? It's not like they're entirely new entities, they've been reborn.
>>38236922I was asking because of how ingrained singing and the Hymns are in the Cyclopean people. I wonder if it gives them a sort of ethereal quality to their voices or anything.
>>38236964Oh! Pretty much core to our culture. Almost 100% of our worship, Arcanistry, and magic uses hymns.
>>38236944I thought they were.Entirely new entities that is. The Gods of this world were first born from the corpses of the terrors before. What we're dealing with is a Chronos Moment. we peeled entirely new God beings from the Godhead of The Progenitor. Or at least that is what I'm assuming.He didn't eat these three to take them from us... These three, are the last representations of Himself, divided to be like us. such as we are of the progenitor's flesh, these demigods, are the last true smallest divisible fragments, of the progenitor.
>>38236980Wait sorry, I misread. Hen, I guess it could? But I wouldn't know. Do they need to be supernaturally good? That much practice would make most cyclops God-tier singers.
>>38236988Then why is the tentacle one attracted to the elf? Whose race he convinced apparently to purge itself of living natural substances... If that were the case there should be no special attraction except to the changelings?
>>38237027They don't /need/ to be. I just think it'd be cool if nobody could sing quite as well as a cyclops. To sort of add a layer to their mystique. Something like their songs being so beautiful it'd almost be considered a privilege to hear them.
>>38237063That's the mystery. Maybe in lieu of Changlings being there he went for the only one who's shape was changing (Akalade).Maybe Bluebaby isn't a Changling patron, he seems kind of... Moist, for a race of Clay shapeshifters that reside in a desert. Maybe Bluebaby, is closer to the progenitor than we'd like to admit? Maybe he is a spiritual bottle of Progenitor essence... Our Sweet P.
>>38237192or maybe he is a patron of an as of yet, unseen, race.
>>38237192"Stop. I have learned much from you. Thank you, my teachers. And now for your education. Before there was time, before there was anything, there was nothing. And before there was nothing, there were monsters. Here's your gold star!"
>>38237227>Before there was time, before there was anything, there was nothing. >And before there was nothing, there were monsters.That really is way more accurate to our cosmology than it has any right to be. Its kind of worrying. Is anyone else re-reading the Progenitor's Dialogue and putting Ron Perlman's voice to it? Or is that just me?
>>38237227>>38237299consider this:if before there was anything, there were monsters, before there could be anything, the Lich had to kill everything.Mycea is, in this scenario, the Lich. if anyone has Perlman's voice, it's her.
>>38237335>if anyone has Perlman's voice, it's her.whyboner.jpg
>>38237335That seems like a bit of a stretch.
>>38237374life literally oozes out of the Progenitor's corpse. plants, wildlife and Demigods alike are all compelled to consume it. not to mention that we know the merfolk come from the Progenitor, and we come from the merfolk.it's not as much of a stretch as I'd like it to be.
>>38237299That face when the Lich's best lines could've easily been the Progenitors "You are alone, child. There is only darkness for you, and only death for your people. These ancients are just the beginning. I will command a great and terrible army, and we will sail to a billion worlds. We will sail until every light has been extinguished. You are strong, child, but I am beyond strength. I am the end, and I have come for you"
>>38237429>life literally oozes out of the Progenitor's corpse. plants, wildlife and Demigods alike are all compelled to consume it.The way I view it is that the Progenitor is straight up Anti-Life. Not Death, because to die you need to be alive in the first place. The Progenitor is a sentient void of being. If he is nothiness, if he is the anti-life, the extinction of hope and the end and non-beginning of all things, the existance of life must've forced him to EXIST, to feel, and I must assume he hated that.Why yes I do frequent /co/ and i do quite enjoy weird meta monsters like Mandrakk or Darkseid or Nekron.
>>38237525I think he was more just a giant life sponge... Remember everything exists only because we're the bacteria devouring old God corpses.
>>38237525except nothing indicating something like that happened. I'm still going with the Ubbo-Sathla theory.
>>38237549We are nothing but maggots feasting on the corpse of the divine>>38237591I kinda see the Progenitor like this Big Bad
>>38237549I guess i can see that, but still seems kind of but that isn't exactly living either. Its existing. He is mere Existence then. We are life, and life that lives feels and experiences, rather than simply existing.I dunno i think i'm talking out my own ass at this point.Does make me wonder what the redworld could be... A world where a progenitor like entity won, and has free reign and feeds freely off the creatures that feed off its body?
>>38237591>Ubbo-Sathlawho? is that what >>38237596 pic is?