Previous Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/38704846/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.) *UPDATED*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.)Our Current Resource List: http://pastebin.com/X2EGb3Es (Sloppy and new.)It seems so long ago when your civilization was on the constant brink of extinction from Zizzes, Deep Sea abominations, Elven tamperment, and all manner of dangers.. but now, in these modern times; perhaps the most dangerous threats aren't always the most explicit or obvious? >+/-Technological BONUS: Akalade Lives his life.>Akalade has chosen to stay on world and this has a few implications: 1. You may ask Akalade for advice; he appreciates and loves your people, so any rolls towards him are in your favor/he will pick up the slack on failed ones. 2. Akalade is just one person, you cannot directly control him and sometimes he'll just do his own thing. 3. Akalade does not "know everything": Akalade possess only a basic/functional grasp on biotechnology, physics, astronomy, clockwork machinery, and biology/ecology. Akalade is Magic illiterate. 4. Akalade is middle aged: He doesn't work as much as he could, he spends more time sleeping, he's developed a grey streak in his teal hair, and you have to be gentle with him when you play. (2nd post incoming)
>+/- Economic: THE COLD FORGE.>The Southern Cyclopes civilization has gutted the Volcanic island residing within the bay of their continent and have converted it into a massive lava powered blast forge. It has revolutionized their country as the leading producer of high-quality steel production, has begun siphoning skilled Cyclopean workers from your country, and they have begun importing massive quantities of steel & iron commodities and arms to both Changeling and Kenku buyers. The bad news is you can't compete with this kind of production- even though your quality of goods is comparable. The good news is the South has to ship their goods through YOUR waters and you're receiving an enormous amount of commerce and tourism from the cross-fires. >- Political Development: Gorgon Escalation. This is the first time in almost 1500 years that the Gorgon's have had this much traffic from outside sources and they are taking full advantage of it:>+See Gorgon Renaissance in stats+>The Empire, The Manticores, and even the Dinosaur Tribe have all in their own ways begun stealing from, raiding, and kidnapping foreigners; it as made the fungal wood impassable for Changelings and especially Kenku- whom some Gorgons find particularly EDIBLE. >Gorgon territory (purple territory) has become embroiled in a constant state of Guerrilla warfare between the Dinosaur Tribe and the Empire: The Carnage is always brief, but explicitly graphic. Arson is rampant. >+/- Environmental Development: Rabbit Accidentally Introduced>You don't know if it was the Kenku or the Changelings, but The RABBIT has been introduced into your slice of the "mainland". Rabbits are small to medium sized, delicious, little mammals with long ears that are native to the Northern Hemisphere. They reproduce exponentially and don't appear -at the moment- to be of any consequence on your local ecosystem. Alright guys, you can go ahead and start rolling now.Actions d20. Ideas d100. I'll pick 3/4.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38854418Expand, or set up a continuous drive to colonize. we are small and this should change.Also welcome back!
>>38854485well. That sets a tone for a thread.
Rolled 34 (1d100)>>38854418Develop new foods and drinks. Look at the various neighboring cultures for inspiration like maybe learn how cheese is made or learn about making hot chocolate. Possibly experiment with injecting flavor into foods and drinks with alchemy.
Rolled 86 (1d100)>>38854418Develop Economics and Banking
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38854485This
>>38854485>>38854515>>38854538As always: I'll just be hanging back until we bump and fill up with people.I suggest everyone take some time to check out the stats since it's been updated with exchange rates and the most "recent" SLAVE MARKET PRICES.
Rolled 30 (1d100)>>38854418Runes.We already have magic tattoos, so lets try transfer that onto items and materials.
Rolled 49 (1d100)>functional grasp on biotechnologyrebreathers! we gotta provide help to merpeople in their cities like we did when the gorgon empire went to shit like this.
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38854418Preemptively maintain control of the rabbit population.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38854418Ask Mycea for aid on the gorgon question, introduce her to the serpent
>>38854672Gotta make money, man. Even if we are communists.>>38854579Supporting.
>>38854579Yeah lets get all Venice on these competing civs. If they outproduce or out war us, we'll at least be the guys that manage their money.I am a little worried about parrats though. I feel if we can help the parrats out of slavery we might be able to deal a blow to kenku.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38854694supportan
>>38854579Banking is going to be interesting.We should keep the ivory rings currency and have a degradable (but much slower degradable) storage item. I oppose any change to make accumulation of wealth that would slow the flow of money (e.g. currency that does not degrade)
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38854775>>38854694STOP HELPING.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38854794NO YOU STOP
>>38854744We should just gather a group and sing the same hymm that we used to make them sapient. Then teach them were they came from etc, maybe get the aid of some of the parrat monster spirits.
I have some free 'talking' actions that I REALLY hope the OP will take into consideration: We ask Akelade to tell us everything he knows about Elven civilization and culture We ask Mycea about how she was imprisonedAlso, are there still echoes of Mycea now that she's returned?
Rolled 86 (1d100)Idea: metal frame construction. This is what allows for bigger buildings to be built faster. Eiffel Tower, the Crystal Palace, etc.Not sure if we have the materials is my only concern. or if we're skipping a crucial step but still.
>>38854826>>38854775AND THE CURSE OF THE CRACKBITCH CONTINUES TO SPREAD
Rolled 19 (1d100)>>38854875Supporting.
Rolled 16 (1d20)Re purpose our flying pots to propel ships when their is no wind
>>38854861You know what I really want to talk to?Foliatom. He gathered up the escaped or wandring parrat slaves we freed. What is he planning?Also archillopilli is our own cyclops god, i wonder how our love god is doing?
We need to really focus our attention on getting the gorgon nations into line What are some suggestions? My current idea is to get all three 'gods' and leaders of the nations to talk to each other. We can't let them keep hurting gorgons as a way of having arguments by proxy We could also offer Manticore tribewomen employment protecting/guiding visitors and caravans
>>38854906I feel if we need to construct faster and build up more "presence" in the world, what better way than to erect colonies made of glass and iron in the plains?
>>38854930He is a god of outcasts and strangers.We should hook him in to help on this line.
>>38854972Could just summon up more islands out of the sea through a concerted mega project. Expand by turning the sea around us into an artificial archipelago along the coastline.
>>38854940Well its implied Hydra Mother and Cosmic Snake get along like oil and water, like thor and loki, and sort of want different things.Hydra mother wants to stay an individual and alive, whereas Cosmic Snake wants Hydramother to "Recombine" and both die to rejoin the stars. Also hydramother doesn't know Cosmic snake is alive.
>>38855016Don't we have our own volcano on the home island? Maybe we could tap into it as a source of power
>>38855045Yes lets mess with a volcano, its not like those things are dangerous on their own.
>>38855040There has to be some sort of middleground. They were one before, and even if they both want different things they both have the same thing in common- they want to care for and protect gorgon people.Sniping at each other and having their worshipers killed during the process can't be an ideal situation
Rolled 1 (1d20)Develop the magical science of Theology to commune better with the astral Gods.
>>38855045Turn the Volcano into another Wonder by building colossal steam pipes and vents to create the worlds largest Pipe Organ. Maybe magic pipes like the Flying Pot uses
>>38855087The southerners seem to have done pretty well with it though. Maybe next turn we study their techniques
>>38855040Cosmic just does not want to be a living individual, i don't think she wants to recombine at all.
>>38855045we have an unoccupied island out in the sea. maybe it'd be safer to fuck with that one.I recommend pact magic with some powerful spirits like the ones we had been summoning way back then
>>38855128Really? She said before they were once one being. The Hydramother the head, the cosmic snake the tail. Hydramother Reincarnated and left Cosmic snake alone in the sky.
Rolled 6 (1d20)Secretly Investigate the Red World.
Anyone have link to the tarot deck? Also, next turn I'm going to roll to develop rituals for the passage of cyclops and gorgons in our society into adulthood- physical and mental feats for youngsters to show that they are ready to enter society so that way our metropolitian lifestyle doesn't make us too soft. What do you guys think these could be? I was thinking of things like caving your own canoe and rowing out into the ocean for a week
>>38855166Oh shit i forgot we had spirits. Damn I wonder how they've been. >>38855214Here you go mate.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1KBVlKGna3VGXv30Mrm3ggOpcDjNqng_8XsARdkqzl18/edit?usp=sharing
>>38855040when we first dug up that ancient gorgon city, Cosmic Serpent was depicted as the other end of Hydra Mother's tail. I feel like that city might play a key role in that.
Rolled 12 (1d20)Whelp lets summon some spirits to say Hi
>>38855171Yes, but that still does not mean they want to recombine, as it is, they are currently two separate entity's, and that is fine.
>>38854485>Expand, or set up a continuous drive to colonize. we are small and this should change.>Roll 1/20>Complete and Horrible objective Failure.Your people not only do not want to leave, but any hopes for expansion have been almost completely dashed for the moment: The outside world is full of weird and unusual things and your people are quite complacent in the lives they've been leading up to this point.. Expansion is a slow and tedious process and no one is quite willing to go out on a limb and explore the unknown world and constant failure and returnees.. or even those who don't come back at all.. discourage any kind of expansion or colonization. The Southern continent is already owned by the Southern Cyclopes.The Plains are full of Changelings and Ant Women.The North is so far away- it may as well not exists.>>38854597>Saving roll 11/20>DOUBLES: Interesting results.It's not entirely hopeless though: The Mountain Villages bordering the savanna have proven to be quite economically viable, the Observatory is quickly turning into it's own little village and place of commerce and trade (despite Wyverns) and the Jungle community further north and beyond the mountains has the potential to become it's own city within time due to maritime traffic, comfortable tropical temperatures, ideal fruit-orchard conditions, and plenty of room for expansion.
>>38855214I don't think it's a thing we need. I'd rather spend a turn on inventing aeromancy, founding a Star Monastery, discovering organic dyes to advance art, stuff like that our civ seems to be dramatically behind in compared to other stuff
>>38855291Hmmm, I think we should turn the Observatory into a giant science town, like Los Alamos.Maybe build a huge chemical production facility or reactor there.
>>38855214I would suggest we have a kind of ritual set of tasks that must be done. Wrestling etc is a part of our culture, so maybe wrestling a pig and winning? kind of deal. That way they also get to eat their first true victory as a prize.As for mental, maybe we give them the task of making or having their first magic tattoo? Its something they would need help with, which should encourage co-operation.
Okay guys... I gotta ask. What will we do about the parrat problem? How shall we approach this? There's something wrong with them other than just the slavery. They're missing something spiritual and important, and they are being taken advantage of on their own islands and being abducted.I think next round we should try and go with some changlings to the parrat islands... and see if we can... Do something.
>>38855348Observatory's require lack of light, i suggest keeping industry away from it. We could expand the little greenhouses though and use it as a farm/research town. Maybe summon the plant goddess again (who we have not talked to in a very long time).
This is going to be the session where nothing gets done because everybody rolls 1's, isn't it.
>>38855370Maybe even bring Foliatom to see if he can aid them
>>38855370We allready genocided parrats Son. It was glorious and our shit was CURSED because of that. Good Times.
>>38855370The parrat issue is stable at the moment, we need to worry about gorgons nowThey're right on our fucking doorstep and our biggest and oldest trade/culture partners. We need to help tem
>>38855407>plant goddessI feel like there are so many figures we lost track of its crazy. Yes we should try and get in touch with Jungle Goddess or Jungle spirit some time. or see what spirits reside in the plains.
>>38854744We do need to have something we're best at alongside that. We can't allow ourselves to be mediocre, mediocrity gets us killed. We are the most naturally talented in magic, and the most advanced, but we need to keep going. Find and document each type of Magic, try to find any Kenku mages, see how magic interacts with black powder, all these things will serve to keep us at the top in terms of magic. Not to devalue the neccesity of trade and diplomacy, but Magic is our most functional defense from danger, and a brilliant utility.
>>38855464Well put it this way, if we find all of them, we can hold a truly grand nature/forest/harvest festival alongside mycea, like once every 10 years or so.
Rolled 90 (1d100)>>38855291Create board games like chess or something.
Rolled 16 (1d100)>>38855549Supportanlet's make Tarot a official thing
>>38854624I vaguely remember inventing 'arcane magic', which OP described as 'programmable' and different from the shamanistic magic we've been so far.Strangely, we never did anything with that, or with druidism and astromancy.
>>38855444Well we made ALL parrats sentient in that unpleasant stint, meaning ones up north woke up one day able to feel and think and then wound up getting enslaved. So There is some liability on our part. Plus I feel if we can end parrat slavery we can maybe cripple the kenku's industry somewhat. >>38855459Stable yes, but I am curious about it. The Gorgons are something to be concerned about but I dont know how much we should get involved. This is a situation with no clear good guy or bad guy. Picking sides and then "losing" would result in the loss of a trade partner and a new "nation that hates us" in the way of Mycea's Grove and the Tip City.
>>38855549>>38855599Eh a little late to be rolling but don't worry I agree with y'all folks.
Rolled 75 (1d100)>>38855549Supporting, for Dominoes.
>>38855604We developed it to a point, but kind of left it at that.Really we need to push institutionalization of each aspect and promote their advancement and more importantly, the recording and sharing of it.
>>38855611We need to do SOMETHING to stablize the gorgons though, we've been letting the situation spin for a couple hundred years and it's just getting worse and worse
>>38855707Use the power of money!
>>38855688I wonder how the Arcanum is doing. We've discovered a ton since it was built... Maybe it needs to be renovated and upgraded before it falls into disuse entirely.
>>38855707>>38855762Embargo the FUCK out of them
>>38855707The first step is getting Mycea introduced to the cosmic.
>>38855762birdman jews gtfo
>>38855765I suggest we renovate it alongside institutionalizing the magical arts, two birds, one stone, and its in the center of our civ's power base.Having said that, we would need to set up a sister library in the new coast city JIC of things like fires etc.
>>38855707agreed. we did set up mycea's grove as a sort of United Nations/neutral zone last session (or so). and yeah i feel >>38855776 idea might be a way to progress things.Honestly I feel we shouldn't side with anyone, nor expect them to "Peace It Up" with eachother either. We need to exert some amount of cyclopean control on the region somehow. either through embargo, or money, or other means that border on the interventionist. .
Since so much of our trade right now relies on economy, should we build a giant lighthouse?
On the gorgon issue- we still have the lenses. The lenses are something all gorgon civs want, and would seriously enhance their combat capabilities
>>38855688We should really, REALLY get back to asking the Sun for guidance. Mycaea is a cutie and we all like her, even if she had me worried when it seemed that her attack to the Deep Father had done fuck all and that he was coming to rape our civilization. But the Sun probably forgot more about magic and science than she ever knew. And he IS our patron after all, we've neglected his cult and forgotten his harsh but truthfull word in favour of One too many "idols".Lets get back in track: Let's ask help to Akalande to Formalize our magic scientifically. Let's ask the Sun for the misteries of his a Perfect Sight.Let's build something GRAND.
>>38855891Yes. We should probably upgrade all the old ones with lenses as well.
>>38854538>Develop new foods and drinks.>Roll 34/100>Boring Failure.>AKALADE rolls support: 66/100>Akalade gives advanced insight.>+Branching Development: Akalade's modern tastesAkalade has a lot more free time than he once had and he's been spending an awful lot more time taking in the simple pleasures of life, mainly: He's actively encouraged and hand holding a few of your people into gathering all the necessary ingredients to make some of his favorite foods so he can just be fat and sassy.. This has lead to the following innovations:>+Cheese Invented: Elephant Cheese.>Salted, Smoked, or prematurely eaten as a kind of Yogurt; Elephant cheese is tart, it isn't as sour as one would think, but it has a certain hearty, tartness that is platable and delicious to your people. Your people have always had an on and off relationship with Milk, but Cheese is quite universally delicious and well received. >+Pasta Invented: Ramen-like Curry.>The local flavor isn't "quite" right, but your flour is just perfect for the kind of wiggling, wiry, noodles that make Ramen possible: The Broth is made from a combination of southern greens, milk, kelp, local spices, and either chicken, iguana, triceratops or peccary- It's honestly quite good and has a really spicy, vegetably, kind of appeal to it. >+Baked goods invented: Tarts, Pies, Cookies, Crepes, Pancakes. >Wrapped in dough, filled with fruit filling, and then baked in the oven. They're simply, they're delicious, they make life a little more bearable and they're fantastic with milk and extremely popular among everyone.
>>38855921They already reversed engineered it. What we should it start using it for are civ.
>>38855793I just realized why the race with the beaks are this planet's Jews.OP, you magnificent bastard.
>>38855925>>38855941I'd like to really start a new megaproject
We need to build a mine. A proper, deep, mine. We need to find what's below us, not just iron, gold or silver, rare metals, hidden metals, and whatever else is to be found under the earth that has been our ally since time immemorial
>>38855971It took you this long?
>>38855966>pancakesI wonder where we can find syrup.
>>38855966WE HAVE RAMEN,CHEESE AND PIES! SCORE!
I'm personally thinking we should help the Parrats..
>>38855966Still no hot chocolate?
>>38856059mana-syrup?>>38856075we should trade with the south
>>38855978>>Praise the Sun + Lenses + The Arcanum.Are you thinking what i'm thinking?
Under the stats, there's a list of slave trade prices and a couple of new races we've yet to actually meetpotential victims of Slavery:*GREATER HUMANOIDS*1 x CHANGELING: 50,000 GP1 x KENKU: 5,000 GP1 x KENKU(Pied): 2,500 GP1 x MERPERSON: 25,000 GP1 x SELKIE: 25,000 GP*GIANT HUMANOIDS*1 x TROLL: 75,000 GP1 x JOTUNN: 35,000 GP1 x CYCLOPES: 50,000 GP*LESSER HUMANOIDS*10 x PARRAT: 750 GP10 x BEE WOMEN: 550 GP10 x ANT WOMEN: 750 GP10 x MOTH PERSON: 550 GP
>>38854781Would you be okay with something like the tally stick? It's kinda like the ancient worlds credit card and is difficult to make forgeries of.
So I heard a rumor today.Is Cyclops OP the same person as Militia Lobbyist who ran Matryoshka Civ a while back?
>>38856121I was thinking giant lighthouse to bolster our shipping economy...Were you thinking giant death beam?
>>38856121A light house that projects shadow puppet displays into a massive open air performance that is 3D and magical?>>38856140Sure. So long as it is detrimental to wealth build up in an individual then im fine with it.When the state/government needs capital we can just have a special kind of storage that is open only for them, so long as its never used by an individual or organization other than it should be fine.
>>38856110We have the crop to do it, but we just haven't done anything with it.
>>38856135>1 x CYCLOPES: 50,000 GPOkayIs no one else outraged? Plus damn we should see if we can seek out any of those giant races sometime. I can imagine being quite awesome bros.
>>38856135>1 x CYCLOPES: 50,000 GPGood thing we're pricey but WHAT?Either they're kidnapping us or there are other Cyclops people out there.AlsoMoth People, I'm intrigued
>>38856143wat?I don't even know what that is.
>>38856171I was thinking BOTH actually.
So guys...we have something more pressing.WE HAVE TO END THE WAR BETWEEN THE GORGONS AND GET THEM TO STOP STIFLING TRADE HERE.
>>38856205We need to talk with the Kenku, and get them to introduce us to all of the people.
>>38856135>1 x CYCLOPES: 50,000 GPFUCK THE SYSTEM!
>>38856194It's more of a early version of financial record keeping. It uses notches made on a wooden stick to indicate the amount lent—and owed. The sticks were then split down the middle; the creditor kept one half and the debtor the other. When a payment was made, the sticks were paired up, and the payment was marked on the stick. The tally stick system also has another built-in benefit: It's nearly impossible to counterfeit, as the shape, size and grain of the wooden halves had to match up perfectly.
>>38856239Good, we're on the same page then Anon.
>>38856300all it means is that there's prices on our heads. And that we're going to have to devastate some bitches.
>>38856240We either embargo them or we choose a side and test ourselves in war for the first time in our history. Each side is ruled by a God with opposing agendas its not like we can do much.Except fry them at a distance with our new megaproject if we manage it.
>>38856203>>38856205This is a case of angry cyclops get ready for their first true war.>>38856313Excellent. I support that idea fully.
>>38856349ORWE COULD TALK TO THEMWE HAVE YET TO ACTUALLY TALK TO EITHER SIDE DIRECTLY ABOUT ENDING THE WAR
>>38856240how do you think we would do that anon? Mycea? Our past history as gorgon peacekeepers? (we did try to police the collapsing gorgon empire for a while..)
Guys. We need to end the gorgon skirmishing stat.We need to get the Hydra Mother and Cosmic Serpent to talk.>>38856349No. We can do better. I say we send in missionaries like we did back in the day. Preaching peace and settlement of grievances without bloodshed.
>>38856378Peacekeeping Friendclopse Force, GO!
>>38856378>>38856374For a short term relief we could set up convoys manned by Cyclops for Kenku and Changling visitors since the Gorgons respect the Cyclops too much to harm them
>>38856325If that's the case, then why aren't Gorgons on the list?
Could of course also have Mycea cut them off physically with massive fungal growth until they talk it out.
>>38856374Missionaries.We send missionaries, and we work our way from the bottom up. We make the populace unwilling to wage war.Then we get the cosmic serpent and hydra mother to talk.That's the root of the entire problem after all, except for the Manticores, who are our wayward lovers and sisters. We cannot simply kill them, not put them down. We did that to the parrat, look where it went.So we need a 3 pronged plan.1) An escort force of 'guides' at the mountain mouthes to guide traders in and out of the gorgon lands.2) missionaries into gorgon lands to convince the populace that fighting is not the answer.3) Getting the hydramother and cosmic serpent to talk and reconcile.
>>38856398Snoo snoo for peace.
>>38856370Talking to them sounds like an idea honestly.We can talk to them, that is easy.Its them talking to eachother thats the hard part.They don't see Eye To Eye to Snake To Snake To Snake To Snake.
>>38856370>>38856378We're yet to talk to either side about ending the war because both sides are ruled by Gods with mutually exclusive aims. We know this, One of the goddesses doesn't yet. I don't know you guys but spending missionaries to force a truce between phisical gods seems a little hubristic to me. Unless we get a third God in the deal. Like Mycea through her influence on the Manticores.
>>38856422Probably the same reason merfolk arn't, limited spread. Wereas cyclops tend to be able to wander.
>>38856446These are all great ideas. If the gorgon empire and the tribes leadership don't listen we can always brandish the threat of a trade embargo- we'll route all trade between the continents directly around the gorgons from our home island to the mountains via boats
>>38856478We have to try. We seem to be buddy-buddier with our gods than most. Convincing them of things isn't hubristic from our point of view. FORCING them to do stuff might be.
>>38856496And if things get really bad. The Cyclops might have to go to war for the first time. Against our closet friends.My vote, by the way, is that if war DOES break out in full. We step in and PUT a stop to it. Forcibly. All sides, forced to stop fighting. We've never deployed arcanistry in full power. But still.
>>38856520>>38856496>>38856446Look, fine. Lets try. It allmost allways worked in our history. When it comes to roll for this you'll have my support roll.The roll after that however is either the megaproject or praising the Sun.
>>38856446might help to commune with them in person, then relay that same hymn to the other partymaybe it'll remind them of how it felt to be whole
>>38854579>Develop Economics and Banking>Roll 84/100>Complete Success, incomplete 85. +Roll too high, devoid of foreign influences.Banking isn't something your people "do", they don't concern themselves with borrowing or renting money because for all intents and purposes; they don't typically borrow things, they usually just give people "things". Your people are VERY BIG on "genuine" favors. Your species concept of "money lending" is as explicit and as deep as, "Yes, I'd like that, but I only have this much" and the other person simply owing them a favor or forgetting the difference. Terrible liars, terribly generous.The Kenku are terrible liars in the other sense and terribly not-generous.>Economical Development: Xeno-Banking. >If they want your Ivory, they will learn to play by your rules: Banking, dept, and money lending is something restricted to non-Cyclopeans. They cannot be trusted; they have names, they have internalized goals and identities and they are greedy. Records and Book keeping are kept and managed by the few Cyclopes who care about such Foreign affairs and any foreigners (Changlings and Kenku) who wish to deal with money; must have some form of proven equity or deal strictly in physical goods. Keep track of their wealth, offer money-exchanging services, and keep records on the lies of the Kenku. >Societal/Economy Development: Cyclopean Taxes>Do not let the name fool you: Cyclopean taxes are more in line with a charity or fund raiser than an 'actual tax': Members from the Sage council go out maybe once or twice a month with lengths of rope and go from household to household respectfully asking/begging for donations- their goal is to completely cover their rope lengths in Ivory rings. Sages are encouraged to appeal to their fellow citizens sense of moral obligation towards their community and to offer minor-pleasantries such as brief tutoring lessons, minor chores, or guaranteed invitations to sagely parties.
http://pastebin.com/TE7CxWcHTo Do List by the way guys. Feel free to edit and replace.Big priorities are>Expanding foundries and mountain mines>Solving gorgon crisis.Everything else is secondary. We can't solve slavery with a war brewing on our doorstep, and we can't solve it at all without massive increases in industry and metal working.
>>38856483Look again anon.>1 x MERPERSON: 25,000 GPThe Gorgons are the only known sentient race not on that list.
>>38856610It's just mother hydra that wants to stay here tho.
did we do ideas yet btw?
>>38856620Are cyclops-fathered gorgons more cyclops-like than their full gorgon mothers?
>>38856620>or guaranteed invitations to sagely parties.I will gladly pay my taxes
>>38856639Huh, well, that means if we develop naval and get the merfolk involved, we could get one hell of a naval blockade to force the end of slavery.No one is going to fuck with a joint op between two ocean adapted species who can shreck your economy.
>>38856638Thanks for the list Anon
>>38856690Yes. Cyclopean Fathered Gorgons are fairer haired and a bit more "plush" and "taller" than pure gorgons. they still have two eyes and snakes, but their scales come in brighter colors too.
>>38856620This post Made me finally realize how FUCKING Mary Sues we are as a Race.
>>38856715I thought the Kenku lived in the center of the vast super continent we live on the edge of.
>>38856782Does not mean everyone around them would appreciate shit getting hard. To stamp out slavery we are going to have to go up against more than just the Kenku.
>>38856778not mary sue when you consider we're piss poor at lieing and probably get taken over and over again in trade.
>>38856135>1 x KENKU: 5,000 GP>1 x KENKU(Pied): 2,500 GPThere is something goofy going on here.Pied kenku are valued less than "pure" Kenku. We might have friends even in the enemies' midst. They Enslave themselves.
>>38856778To be fair anon, every race is Mary sue in some way.This one is just a bit.. different than the standard. Plus its grown rather organically instead of being a construct.
>>38856778No idea how well we'll do in battle. Sure, we got great weapons, but we are NOT very warlike at all you know?
>>38856843Pied Kenku sound kind of cute to be honest.
>>38854665And one last one as a freebie/Someone is ontop of their Ecological game>Preemptively maintain control of the rabbit population.>Roll 19/20>Complete and Total near perfect success.Rabbits are seemingly quite mundane little animal, but you've notice how they reproduce and you've noticed how they seem to eat every visible speck of vegetation; either wild or garden variety and frankly your environment has never had to worry about the pressures of "Mammal Vermin" beyond the banana rat.Just to be on the safe side though you apply a bit of artificial hunting pressure on them: Gorgon Rat-catchers are more than happy to after them and for the most part rabbits are controlled well enough to be merely a "footnote".
>>38856759I meant mentally.
So what's the difference between merpeople and selkies? What are bee-women and moth people like? What's a troll or a jotun?
>>38856925They grow up amongst us, they wind up being pretty chill and stuff. Still need to eat meat though.that said when left to their own, thats how the "Dinosaur" Gorgon tribe got started. They're either chill islanders like the cyclopses. or Amazonian warriors.
>>38856900>>38856860>>38856824I meant Mary Sue in the original sense: we're allways right, perched on our moral high ground like i dunno what, some kind of very altruist vulture i guess?
>>38856927Merpeople are like Zora mermaidsSelkies are normally human shapeshifters that can turn into seals with a magic sealskinTrolls are probably the old big nosed scandanavian cowtailed trollsJotuns are typically BIGGER BADDER versions of normal trolls that live in the mountians
>>38857004>very altruist vultureI love this unashamedly.Reverse Skeksis
>>38856927I'm guessing selkies are more aquatic mammal than fish person... or maybe freshwater mermaids. Jotun are "Frost Giants" so ... bearded blue cyclopses with two eyes? and Trolls are trolls. they probably live under bridges.
>>38857004except we're not? We fuck up shit all the time. We just go out of our way not to hurt people, period.
>>38857050Jotun just means giant,So mundane, frost, fire. etc.
>>38857050>cyclopses with two eyesThis statement is mutually contradictory.
Alright guys.You can go ahead and start rolling for your next set of moves. >>38856778>This post Made me finally realize how FUCKING Mary Sues we are as a Race.I'm very sorry you feel that way. I don't like knowing you think I'm being too generous or too idealistic with our people. I will try to do better: I'm sorry that I disappointed you.
>>38856778yeah, cyclopes are pretty much Anonymous at his best.I'm looking forward to inventing telepathy so we can put central hivemind megaliths in all our towns.
Rolled 32 (1d100)>>38857144Find new uses for the Wheel. Look at other cultures to see if they've discovered any other uses. Ask Akalade.
>>38857144>orry you feel that way. I don't like knowing you think I'm being too generous or too idealistic with our people. I will try to do better: I'm sorry that I disappointed youIt is fine, you don't need to worry. I like how they are so far and you shouldn't change
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>38857007Scandinavian trolls would be pretty cool.The resulting half breeds would be hillarious.>>38857144Improve sailing!e.g. The lanteen sail! which allows the ship to move under any wind in any direction so long as it blows, even against the wind.(basically a curved triangular sail).
Rolled 14 (1d100)>>38857144New mega projectThe Solar Lighthouse, praise be to the sun
Rolled 69 (1d100)>>38857144Experiment with the other metals we know of.
>>38857078Shut up. It can happen.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38857144Send missionaries into the gorgon lands preaching peace and pacifism. To end the strife. Make people unwilling to fight from the bottom portions of society up.
Rolled 18 (1d20)>>38857144Turn the flying pots into a ship propulsion system
>>38857210Course it can,they just also have two heads and are blue.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38857144BEGIN DIPLOMACY TO EASE TENSION BETWEEN GORGON FACTIONS(Also I like how the cyclops are, they aren't mary sues considering how they aren't perfect by a long shot)
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38857144Action: Recover the holy thunderbolt from the progenitor's corpse.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38857234supporting!
>>38857218BUWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHACyclopes peace methods rule.
>>38857218We pacified the fuck out of them.
>>38856843>second-class citizen kenkuswe took in gorgon slaves, why not do the same for these souls?
Rolled 9 (1d100)>>38857144develop metal frame construction.
Rolled 66 (1d100)>>38857297Seconding.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38857144Peace corps-caravan guards and guides for foreigners, invest the gorgons in making sure people arrive and leave safely rather then raiding and slaving
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38857218>>38857234>>38857252supporting.
Rolled 72 (1d100)>>38857222Yes! A Hymn Powered Engine. Attaching this to boats will make em GO faster. This is awesome. Though do you think it might be more of an idea?
>>38857218>>38857222>>38857236>>38857314>>38857334Cyclopes on a motherfucking roll this century
Rolled 54 (1d100)>>38857144star cult plx
Rolled 61 (1d100)>>38857144Commune with the sun father, ask for him to illuminate our knowledge of mana and understanding of it's properties. Ask him why the Gorgon lady was so flabbergasted by us drinking the stuff.
>>38857144The cyclops aren't mary sues. Their culture isn't without flaws- they're NICE but that doesn't mean that they're perfect. We're focused on some odd morals too- degradation of self for starters
Rolled 49 (1d100)>>38857185Supporting
>>38857144Any chance of us starting up a new mega project OP?
>>38857353pity we can't get all of them.
Rolled 7 (1d100)>>38857196Supporting, but adding improve all other lighthouses as well.
>>38857144Don't change the cyclops, they're good as they are!
>>38857196>>38857428we might even be able to ask Akalade his advice on it?
>>38857144Don't get me wrong, i love the quest and the setting. We're just on the edge of credibility of altruist behaviour. Part of it is us playing our choices to the end, part of it is Also you not describing anything bad about us that might happen DESPITE our culture and our choices.Like There's no parrat revenge party that wants to Exterminate the little shits again for all the children their God killed, or any real criminality organized or otherwise. We have all the hallmarks of a communal tight society without the trademark flaws (people getting exiled for total bullshit reasons etc).We had demonic cultists but they stopped on their own when we told them Mycaea disapproved, and now turns out we manage a semi modern economic sistem on... Snuggles and fundraisers?
Rolled 70 (1d100)>>38857233>>38857233why the fuck haven't we led a joint council/Akalade/Mycea investigation to find out what the fuck's up with the moontouched anywayrolling for it
>>38857449we could. Let see if he'd be up for it.
>>38857218As promised, supporting
>>38857454hey, we had A REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE when we tried to exterimante the parratsanyone who would want to try and do that again would be fucking insane Our culture is unique but not without flaws- and I really don't think you're one to apply modern anthropology to a culture of one eyed giants with fukken magic who are best friends with gorgons
>>38857454Hey, it's not insane. A number of cultures have similiar practices- I think I've heard of inuit tribes where people who accumulate alot of material wealth have parties where they just give stuff away until they don't have more then anyone else
Rolled 17 (1d20)>>38857586
>>38857144OP ignore >>38857454this guy doesn't know what he's talking about. We all love the cyclops as is
hot damn the cyclopse are getting All The Knowledge and Things Done!
>>38857206>Experiment with the other metals we know of.>Roll 69/100>SEXY 69. RESULTS DETRACT FROM ACTUAL PROGRESS.Instead of devising new and exciting metallurgy techniques and practices your people get way out of hand and take it into a completely different and unproductive direction: piercings. Lip, Ear, and Nipple to be specific, some people are interested in nose piercings and a few even braver individuals are interested in genital piercings, but for the most part piercings have become the latest "craze". >+/- Cultural development: Piercings>Previously something usually only done so explicitly by the Gorgons; your people have finally caught onto the "piercing craze" and have begun spending time meticulously crafting rings and studs from gold, silver, and steel to produce some rather high quality -but still frivolous- piercings. >I could not find a work safe picture for this.
>>38857557Wtf is happening to my rolls?
>>38857661Ha.Amused.Gold prince albert, it resonates to hymns. Naughty cyclops.
Rolled 80 (1d100)>>38857661it's cool, we'll enchant 'em to make 'em useful. make it synerge with our magical tats and shit. it'll be baller.now let us invent enchantment, dammit.
>>38857661 The Lewdness rises...
>>38857648Agreed with this dude. If you'd shoved it down our throats? And actively prevented us from doing stuff that wasn't mary sueish? That'd be one thing. But this has been an organic growth.
>>38857674Are you putting a space between the + and the amount of dice your trying to roll?
>>38857794>now let us invent enchantment, dammit.we have? It's called arcanistry.
>>38857794I suggest going for runes in this regard. They arn't far from magic tattoos we already have.
>>38857826>>38857648too late, we getting debuffed now, roll for anal circumference
>>38857868It would suck alot if OP changed cylcops culture around just because one guy complained......
>>38857661Anons... What would happen if we placed the piercings into a bell forge to give them magical properties?
>>38857903OP wouldn't do that
>>38857927Maybe studs could be ways of storing magical energy for short spells? Like purifying water or preparing foodcantrips and predistignation for the masses
>>38857927Magic nipple piercings?
>>38857992That has so got to be a present to the Hydra Goddess at some point.
>>38857992nipple rings with bells on.Hell, ring peircings ANYWHERE with bells on. Dancing creates effects.This must be a thing. Or perhaps make it part of clothing.I know what I'm rolling for next turn.
Guys, I think we need a star cult, and I think we need them to carry khakkhara.Maybe shitty fanart will help you agree..?
>>38858073this could be cool. But it's pretty much the base level all pervading religion for our people... no specific cult required.
>>38858073Ooh, that's neat. Khakkhara are used to keep people from stepping on animals right?
>>38858073but anon, how would we commune with them? Last time we tried we only heard the crying of the killed gorgons who got killed by the parrat-revenge-magic?
>>38858070That could make for a very interesting cultural dance, a bit like a belly dancer but with musical bell piercings. Attached to cloth for those who don't want to get pierced.
>>38858143that's my thought.Use magical bells to create complex magical effects.Step 1: Make it so bells can combine their music together to create greater magical effects.Step 2: Apply this to dancers.Cyclops heavy artillery becomes dancers.
>>38857172>Find new uses for the Wheel. Look at other cultures to see if they've discovered any other uses. Ask Akalade.>Roll 34/100>+Second exact boring failure roll: 34. -More interesting failure. Your people are very interested and motivated with ways they could try and compete with the kind of Steel production the South is currently outputting and with your past of historical failures concerning tampering with large elemental forces: no one is entirely too interested to start meddling with the Volcano.They turn however to the wheel: The wheel has been proven capable of powering a number of inventions using wind, water, and the tide; all to make industrial work significantly easier and to assist with some minor level of automaton. You already use them for milling, for processing wood, and for some simple printing projects and blacksmithing. One of your local Iron Foundries on the Home island decides to try and use it to create more efficient and hotter burning blast forges; using the wheel power to bolster the force of bellows... It.. it works a little 'too' well. The forge is over bellowed and a large fire is started: The forge burns down, a large quantity of iron is ruined, the fire spreads and successfully burns down a section of the dock and industrial sector on the western side of your home island.The proceeding fire damage will take years to repair, a few of your Craftsmen die in the fire, but most are just mild to wildly burned but are saved through months of recovery and physical therapy.The worst part though is the industrial district becomes lousy with Fire Elementals who are disturbed by so many people burning to death and wish to "apologize" by setting constant & random fires until they're finally satisfied after MONTHS of "being sorry".
>>38858177>The worst part though is the industrial district becomes lousy with Fire Elementals who are disturbed by so many people burning to death and wish to "apologize" by setting constant & random fires until they're finally satisfied after MONTHS of "being sorry".It's so nice to know elementals love us and wish to show us their love... in the only ways they know how.
>>38858177Ask the fire elementals that if they want to apologize, maybe they can set useful fires?Get water to boil faster, help tend forges, keep 'wild' fires contained?
>>38858174Cyclops war dancer. Ha.Just need martial arts and its complete.
>>38858261we go full bender now.
>>38858070>vibrating genital piercings>self-electrifying nipple clamps>magic-induced lactationnot that we didn't already know, but it's official now: Cyclops Civ confirmed to be magical realm.>>38858138that happened right after the thread Manaia gave us magical abortions. it's been a like millennium in game time since then.
>>38858338Its been official for many, many threads now. The only thing that changes is how many new kinks are introduced to it.
>>38858387um, no it hasn't?
>>38858387I think all kinks are present within gorgo society... except maybe guro... and if widespread mana usage becomes a thing even that might change.
>>38858261nigga we need airbending first
>>38858406I quothe the good QM, "magical realm is perfectly healthy in small amounts, dammit". Not that I'm complaining, he's not wrong here.
>>38858414And so the Red World Calls
>>38858414gorgon and cyclops society*
>>38858467>inb4 red world is eldar home world just before slaanesh is born.
>>38858414>except maybe guromanticores, anon.
>>38858414>Widespread guro via mana overdoses>Leads to mana poisoning over the entire continentThat sounds like a fantastic way to turn this world red....Actually, that just might explain why Mycea is so shit terrified of the prospect. I know I would be after seeing an entire planet indulge in guro.
>>38858517Yeah but they never do guro to US. And I'm not sure they find carnage sexually arousing, at least no more than the whole normal fight/flight/fuck instinct thing crossed wires kicking in.
>>38858177Thats adorable and horrible.Horradorible.
>>38858551I now have a new background.
>>38858551that reminds me of something I read on /tg/, about how Fire elementals Love people, are are so sad to see people aren't on fire because that means they aren't being loved
And because I literally can't ignore two 20's; we get to find out what all the hubabloo is about concerning the Gorgons.>Send missionaries into the gorgon lands preaching peace and pacifism. To end the strife. Make people unwilling to fight from the bottom portions of society up.>Peace corps-caravan guards and guides for foreigners, invest the gorgons in making sure people arrive and leave safely rather then raiding and slaving>DOUBLE 20'S>Complete and Total unarguable success.Your people have grown grossly dissatisfied with the constant and rampant violence of the Gorgons within the Fungal woods and their surrounding territories: It's bad for business and that's bad for peace and bad for everyone. You're not exactly going to march in their Bells a-blazing, but you're not just going to ignore them either: you'll give them a very stern and formal talking to and hopefully everything will quickly resort itself out. The Gorgon Empire seems to be something of a lost cause though, the Hydra Mother welcomes you into her city which at this point has become quite honestly an ornate and breath-taking snake-themed city under her Divine rule.. and she is more than pleased to tell you of her "justified" aggression."I understand your ignorance; you people were never suited for war, but they simply can't be reasoned with: their demands are completely and horrendously unreasonable and on personal level -outrageous-. Do you know what they wanted? They want me dethroned, they want me to stand down and take my place as an "unbiased deity"- they want me to go back to being no better than some Nannying bitch in the peanut gallery, so they can be free to wallow around in the mud and shitting in holes in the ground!" She obviously quite flustered, her Maidens won't stop slithering around back and forth in some form of serpentine "pacing". (2nd post incoming)
>>38858681I find myself empathizing with their demands.
>>38858811To be fair, we owe the hydra mother in a sense.Really the only way this is going to be resolved is with a mutual respect and left-the-fuck-alone agreement. Kind of like the 40k imperium and mechanicus
>>38858681>"I understand your ignorance; you people were never suited for war,Condescending> but they simply can't be reasoned with: their demands are completely and horrendously unreasonableStereotyping>They want me dethroned, they want me to stand down and take my place as an "unbiased deity"- they want me to go back to being no better than some Nannying bitch in the peanut gallery,Unwilling to Acquiesce> so they can be free to wallow around in the mud and shitting in holes in the ground!Holier than Thou.Yup... thats our Hydra Mother alright.Why are we letting her raise our kids again?
>>38858811Yeah. The hydra mother is nice but an immortal goddess dictating everything? That's not cool. The gorgon empire is starting to be less of a state and more like a vehicle for delivering praise and worship to the hydra mother it sounds like.
>>38858887In my book we're kind of even. We've done a lot to help her over the years, more then enough to pay her back for helping us. Without us, I very much doubt the gorgon empire would exist
>>38858931oh yeah. It probably would've assploded even more than it did without the Cyclopic peacekeepers helping and giving aid
>>38858895The Hydra Mother is a creature of deals. She honors her bargains, but is ultimately self motivated. She likes us, we saved her from starry oblivion, and saved her people from elf subjugation. Ultimately though she cares about herself. She cares about her Gorgons because of narcissistic reasons.Its like Bender and Turtles.
>>38858681She seems to be a little nervous though, "It uh, It doesn't matter though- I've taken care of them. I know your heart is in the right place, but you've caught this conflict on just when it's about to end and if you know what's good for you; you'll let me see it finished. I don't want you to intervene; you'll frankly complicate things and maybe even exacerbate the situation, so just keep being the one eyed little pretty-boys that you are and stay out of Mommies way, okay?" Your Emissaries are not at all convinced; they can very clearly sense something is off, but they're not quite sure what it is.. They vote to stick around and watch the situation unfold for the time being.Your secondary party of diplomats however heads towards the Territory controlled by the Dinosaur Tribe; their cities are no cities, but actually large, intimidating, fortresses lined with wooden and stone palisades and something you've haven't seen in a while: Walls. The mood is entirely different from that of anything you previously experienced: there are muscular, scarred, and grizzled Gorgon women everywhere with grim moods and sullen looks on their face as almost everyone works towards a militarized goal. There are platoons and divisions of Gorgons organized in varying armed forces of military specification and precision: Spear Women, Archers, Snipers, Shield-maidens, Beast Tamers, Venomancers, and all manner of other military units including an entire section of their fortress devoted to the reverse engineering and production of explosives and firearms; staffed by a number of Gorgons dressed in Hoods and Aprons and working with meticulous care, dedication and precision. Their Warchief however is nowhere to be found. (2nd post incoming)
>so they can be free to wallow around in the mud and shitting in holes in the groundyeah a lot of that was usI wonder how things would go for her empire if we withdrew support
>>38859017oh Sun's balls they've got guns?!? ...well..we could always Neo-slow-shift them with our bells/magic, right?
>>38859017>you've caught this conflict on just when it's about to end and if you know what's good for you; you'll let me see it finishedI don't like the sound of this at all
>>38859017also, the Hydra Mother sounds like she's in need of a good spanking. By us or the Cosmic Serpent.
>>38859065Yeeeaah... looks like we might have to intervene. Save the Dinosaur tribe. And maybe... blockade whatever the Hydramother has planned..She wouldn't... do something horrible would she? Even Mycea thinks doing that is stupid.
holy bajeezuswe might have to pull a Kyoshi this time around
>>38859125Ok, that Tarot is terrifying
>>38859125I doubt she would dare. Our civ also comprises of a large number of gorgons, If they all turned against her due to her actions, then the dinosaur civ would be the least of her problems.
>>38859017No Mother Hydra, we will not let you finish it. You are treating gorgons like they are game pieces or tally marks when they're PEOPLE. You're killing people and we think that whatever reason it is you may think vindicates you, we will never believe it. How can you justify sending your own children to fight and die for your own vanity? How can you ask these people to sacrifice their own daughters and wives while you remain safely ensconced in this temple of narcissism? If you no longer care to govern with the consent of the governed, then you are no longer a leader. You're a despot. A tyrant. An elf.
Why have we still not carried out Operation Parent Trap
>>38859218>>38859226we aren't even voting yet you goddamn samefag
>>38859191support. She must listen to reason.
>>38859191>An elf.Oh man that's low.But at the same time, it's entirely justified given her behavior. Supporting this.
>>38859191>an elfWhoa. Let's not say things we can't take back.
>>38859298But she is! She's acting just like the elves! She's treating the gorgons like they're toys, things to be won or lost not flesh or blood people with hopes and lives and dreams
>>38859258Talking is free and open to cinematic scenes.
>>38859298You can't take away the truth Anon
>>38859258Not even samefagGit gud skrub
>>38859017The Cosmic Snake's reincarnation cannot be found anywhere and you are instead taken directly to a council of Large, intimidating, muscular Amazonian-esque Women who are almost as tall as your own Cyclopean species. They nod to one another, have your emissaries seated, serve hot chocolate and begin the peace talks.Their Accents are absolutely atrocious and they are difficult to understand at times, but they are patient and they hope you will be too, "Orochidina, no longer, uhhhh, 'sym-pa-the-tic' to Us. Had bad run in with her Ro-yal guard; Capture Cosmic Snake. Capture our princ-ess, eh, Warchief. Very mad; she per.. she see us as plotting against her. Orochidina Lock up Warchief inside tower, lay egg that hatch into gi-ant din-o-saur that breath fire. Din-o-saur now guarding princess." They are not familiar with Cyclopean and they are frustrated on how stupid it makes them sound; their Gorgon is no better as it is a Rustic and very old Dialect. To put it in summation: It seems The Hydra Mother successfully managed to kid-nap and has caged away the Cosmic Snake; she is currently keeping her locked up within the basement of her palace and is guarding her with you assume to be some kind of dragon. The Dinosaur tribe plainly and bluntly states that whether or not you support them, they are still going to march on the Gorgon palace with all the excessive military force they can muster. They end their speech with a brief, "No Gods, No Queens, only Gorgon." The Dinosaur tribe seems to be very confident in their military plan: The Hydra mother seems to think that the Cosmic snake was pulling the strings, when in reality she is more akin to a cherish figurehead. The Dinosaur tribe will take advantage of this.If you have your own plan they are welcome to postpone the carnage, but they will not wait forever.THIS IS A QUEST.You have 2 Turns to come up with something/roll correctly.
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38859393Save the Cosmic Snake!
>>38859393SPEECH TO THE HYDRA MOTHER>>38859191
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38859393Wall of Cyclops to stand in front of the army.
>>38859393OP, what about that 20 roll for the missionaries to go rouse the lower classes? I'm fairly certain they wouldn't enjoy being speared by their titanic ubermench sisters.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38859393Call out the Hydra Mother on her mistreatment of her children. Call her an elf.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38859393Save the cosmic snake! and the princess.ASSEMBLE THE HEROSlets bust her out and get her to our lands or back to her home.Before the dinosaur attack.
>>38858681to show >>38859490isn't bullshit
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38859480No>>38859393Let's send our people to break her out ourselves and stop the conflict, move her and the dinosaur tribe to our home.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38859393You know who's good at fighting big fire breathing Lizards? Southern Cyclopses.Do you know who's good at TAMING them?Changelings.A joint offensive to get all sneaky and save the princess! Changelings might appreciate the potential "trade gains" they can get from this.
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38859498Supportinguse this speech from before >>38859191
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38859393Bring everything we have to convince the hydra mother that this course of action is...well it's insane. We're not going to stand idly by while she does this. We LOVE the hydra mother, like a child loves her parents, but that will not excuse this kind of behavior. We will not let her throw away her life and the lives of other because she refuses to act like an adult
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38859393Display power of our bell as a warning if all attempts at diplomacy fail.Gunboat diplomacy.
Rolled 5 (1d20)Pray to the Sun god for aid.
Rolled 2 (1d20)>>38859393>>38859533This so much. Supporting.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38859533You know if there's one thing that can get the cyclopes to stop playing soccer it's someone they care about acting stupid
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38859393Supporting this. Try to convince her. >>38859533
Rolled 10 (1d20)>>38859533This. Get Mycea involved along with the God-kids/teensShe is no longer acting like a proper god or leader. She is a despot wanting control. She is behaving like the Elves that killed her and enslaved her people so long ago.
ask Mycea how we might make the two of them one again. if it's a spell we need to perform, now's the time while they're both close.the plan's to send our heroes to rescue the Serpent and sneak her into the throne room, where our sages will be with the Hydra. then the sages do their thing while the heroes do like the Fellowship of the Ring in Rohan's throne
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38859604Pretty much this. Zetoscea might be war loving and take after her mom, but she Loves hanging with the Dinosaur tribe.Archillopilli is the god damn God of love peace and understanding.Foliatom is the wildcard.All we need is the brains of the operation.
This is your solution hydra mother? Kidnapping? What are you going to do when the princess refuses to bow to you, even now? Cart her in front of the people and execute her? For their own good?And then what? Will you imprison everyone who refuses to worship you as their queen? You cannot build a prison large enough. Kill them all? Then you had better start with us. Don't worry we will not fight you. But you had better start now, because we will never bow. As long as we draw breath we will fight with words and song against it. So kill us now, hydra mother. Strike us down like the elves did to your own priestesses so many years ago. Or... let her go. End this madness. We can find a solution through talking. We promise. But there is no middle ground. Peace, or a world where you rule a kingdom of corpses. The choice is yours.
>>38859533Seconding the fuck out of.>>38859530Fuck this. Changelings are cruel tamers.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38859773Forgot to roll for seconding >>38859533Also. Figured out our argument. She's a mother, she's babying an entire race. She doesn't think they're ready to decide for themselves. This isn't about control so much as a parent who isn't ready to believe their children are ready to face the world standing on their own two feet. This is how we must approach her.
Rolled 96 (1d100)Figure out how to use multiple different bells and hymns with different singular purposes to weave more complex spells through harmonic songs that produce effects greater than the synod their parts
>>38859676I wonder if there are any sufficiently old spirits we can make a deal with. One who has witnessed the separation of the two demigods, who might share its knowledge with us. I'm fairly certain we'd pay nearly any price.Alternatively, we find a spirit that can control/pacify the dragon.Either way, the Arcanum is where the line between the physical and ethereal realms thins the most, so that's probably where we'd go for this.Any thoughts?
>>38859875We try nat 20 diplomamancy first.
>>38859869>Sum of their partsRather. Fuck autocorrect
>>38859714>prisonspeaking of prisons, we probably should invent jails if we're to include parrats and kenku in our society, since they're pretty much thieving gypsies and covetous kikes.
I drew a thing.... I don't want to mess rolls up because I'm scared.
>>38859955Nah. They either join our culture or get beaten. 90% of crime depends on the ability to use force as a threat. Doesn't work on 20 foot tall Giants with bender bells.
>>38859983ANSCHLUSS NOWALL CLAY IS RIGHTFUL CYCLOPS CLAYWE ARE BORN OF THE GODS
>>38859976oh that's really cool, I like it a lot.
>>38859533>Bring everything we have to convince the hydra mother that this course of action is...well it's insane.>Roll 20/20>Complete and Total non-negotionable success.Phase one of your Cyclopean plan: Make an Appeal to the Hydra mother, use her Children against her if you have to.>MyceaYou first immediately tell Mycea about these current shenanigans as she is the easiest and most dependable diety currently available on a regular basis: You find her in her personal Chambers, tending to a small collection of pressed flowers while having tea and snacks with a few of her followers and for the moment oblivious and at peace... (un)fortunately you've come to spoil her good times. You immediately break the news to her and request her assistance. Her frows becomes slightly furrowed and she just lets out an exhausted and frustrated groan while laying out, "Yeah, I.. I can help with that. She owes me one, let's see if we can make an appeal, but I doubt she'll listen to a mushroom such as myself.">Archillopilli He is the second one you find: just residing in the bay of the mainland, idly hanging around in the reefs while braiding his hair and writing poetry and songs for the locals in between assisting them in minor things such a fishing and offering minor blessings. The small, bright, coral-esque horns he had been born with have grown and matured more into much longer, thicker, grander horns that really compliment his hair and divinity. "O-oh.. Hello.. I haven't seen you guys- Oh? Mommy?" He trails off. "Mom..Uhmn...I'll.. I can come." He doesn't seem confident about confronting his "mother", but his sense of what is right and wrong gives him courage. (2nd post incoming)
>>38860002Might be a problem if they bring firearms in. We will probably have to implement gun control just because of this.
>>38860038Aww Mycea, you need to be more confident in yourself!
>>38860155Even I'm not sure we can "Peace" our way out of this mess. Plus there were other "Sorta successful" and unsuccessful rolls that can be taken into account in this "confrontation". We might be able to get the cosmic snake out... But I dont think we'll ablate any war. Hell this might be the kind of indignity that starts one.
>>38860038we really need to pay more attention to the demigods
>>38860247Eh, they seem perfectly happy as latchkey kids.
wow, autosage and page 6 in 3 and a half hourskinda hoping we get thread 2
>>38860247Its only going to become a problem when our coral god hits puberty and meets some cyclops women.Demi-gods, demi-gods everywhere.
>>38860038>FoliatomFoliatom is the most difficult to find because he honestly hasn't gone anywhere: you find him at the observatory. He seems to be sowing himself a Gown/Robe made out of a disturbing material that exhumes a deep rich blackness akin to the void of space; dotted and accentuated by formations of of blinking, gazing, eyes and a landscape of patchwork, convulsing, moving, flesh and tendrils of varying hues and shades. He seems incredibly focused in his work and doesn't notice the sages arrival until they're right next to him. He's quite flustered: his tendrils of hair squiggle and wiggle right out of the neat top-knot he had tied to keep them from out of his expressive eyes, "Uhhhhhhhhhhmmmnnn". He quickly stows his personal project away and tries to act natural. You update him on the current situation and he doesn't hesitate to oblige. "Yes. I can do that." Your sages were expecting some resistance, so they try to make small talk to fill the time gap. Foliatom seems more concerned with very politely, but firmly; trying to get the Cyclopes out of his room so he can go back to his weird projects. >Zetoscea She can't be found anywhere; she's 'could' be somewhere within the Coral city, but it's a BIG city. Zetoscea was never much of a home body and she went back to the ocean as soon as she could until her return trips waned and eventually you just stopped seeing her all together. Next post incoming, "Part 1. Appeal to The Hydra Mother".
>>38860384>FoliatomThat boy ain't right.
>>38860479shame we lost contact with zeto. that will probably rectify when we mesh with the merfolk more.
>>38860384according to my experience as being a teenager, his robes also have wriggling tentacles on the inside that are fondling his every nook and cranny at all times, hence his flustered state.
>>38860544what would really suck is if she sides with hydramother. She definitely seems like the type who'd wanna be worshipped in the same way as Hydramother is. She's headstrong and brash, and the Merfolk lack/lacked leadership and their own god for a while. But then again Zeto really liked hanging with the dinosaur tribe... so who knows.
>>38860384They all make the commute in their own time, but they all arrive promptly at the same time: Mycea blossoms forth, Archillopilli comes in on a gentle shower and on a cool breeze, Foliatom is the last to arrive and makes all the mortals feel really awkward, but he's with good divine company so everybody feels a lot more comfortable.. it's just his Eyes. A large assembly of Cyclopes, Cyclopean sages, the representatives from the Dinosaur tribe as well arrive on their own terms and finally; an overwhelming amount of low-class Gorgon Sympathizers; mostly war veterans and "Fodder" who had been unwillingly victimized or otherwise not compensated by the collateral damages of the constant fighting. They're brought into the palace; into the ordained floors of the Hydra mother's palace made from the finest marble with fossil engravings and no expense to great to lavish her kingdom and symbol of her divine authority and power. The Demi-gods are seated before a massive table and the Mortals are directed by numerous and seemingly endless maidens playing the part of waitresses as everyone is treated to a truly ornate and dignified dinner to keep everyone passified, civilized and placated before the peace talks. The Maiden of Honor; the Hydra mother, takes her seat before a massive throne of Dragon Bone. "So, how do you like the place? I've spared no expense; this is REAL dragon bone, Mycea- I had it shipped in from the south from one of their Dragon Graveyards. How is everyone enjoying their dinner? Don't worry, don't worry; It's been pre-killed and cooked and everything- I understand not everyone swallows their food whole." Mycea extends her arm to stop the Dinosaur tribe from getting up in frustration, "We're here to talk about the release of the Cosmic serpent, you can't just keep her locked away like some kind of trophy.. We KNOW you have here; we need to talk this out like Adults."
>>38860645That is probably more just you instead of a teenage thing anon.
>>38860685argument incoming. Brace for impact.have another tarot card for your trouble.
>>38860685Orochidina seems visibly erked, "Do all of you feel this way? Foliatom? Archillopilli? Archie, Sweety, what about you? You've always been such a good little boy.." Archillopilli is visibly nervous, he instinctively begins rubbing his horns before Foliatom slides a little over to rest his hand on his back and he looks at his 'brother' with those deep, endless eyes of his and they both nod. "Yes.. Yes Mother; what you're doing isn't right- You can't just lock people up, that isn't practical.. that isn't "nice", don't you want to be a nice mom?" The Hydra mother's tail; the massive reptilian lower half of her body and the root of all her maidens begins to coil up around her throne and flexes visibly from frustration. Mycea begins again, "Come now, Echi, lets be practical here: The Cosmic snake doesn't want to dethrone you- you can still rule in your own way or you can just wait this out until a more reasonable solution is available. You're IMMORTAL, what is a couple thousand years?" There's a visible hissing and rattling noise heard and the palace begins to shake, "Do NOT PATRONIZE ME FUNGAL THING AT MY OWN DINNER. I WAS NOT OBLIGATED TO HOST 'YOU'. " Everyone now is.. rather significantly nervous. The weird brothers; Foliatom and Archillopilli lose much of their confidence and go back to quietly eating.You notice some of the Dinosaur Tribes women making a discreet exit down to the lower levels while everyone is distracted with "family affairs". You may join them in their "infiltration" and save The cosmic snake/princess behind everyone's back.. or you can think of a "new plan". What would you like to do? You may roll if you wish.
>>38860660Has Cyclops OP put in a mention from all these great Tarot cards you've been making, cuz these are awesome.
>>38860686so you wouldn't wear clothes that let you jack off hands-free? man, you're a weirdo.>>38860965yup.
>>38860962Join the Infiltration, but take her to the Arcanum
>>38861036Because big guys are super stealthy.No we really are. we managed to sneak around the fungal forests like Guerilla pros back in the day.
Rolled 11 (1d20)>>38860962We confront her. We know she cares, but she needs to understand that while our races are young, we are no all children. There is much we don't understand, but how can she expect her children, the Gordon's, to grow up unless she allows them to start self determination? Why not set up a parliament for them? Where they can rule themselves, but the hydra-mother an veto anything absolutely outrageous? Also send a few people to stop the dinosaur tribe members, but offer to help if things go really south.
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>38860962i wonder, if this all fails. Could the cyclop's just sing the cosmic serpent hymm and boost her power until she could break out of her own free will?Either way, i say a hero or two slips away to aid the gorgons. Meanwhile we ask her to at least consider handing over the cosmic if she is kept away from hydra. Or to name a price for such. Keep her busy and chatting.
Rolled 3 (1d20)>>38861108supporting
Rolled 1 (1d100)>>38860962did she just insult our fungus waifurolling for outrage
Rolled 7 (1d20)>>38860962I'd say send a detachment of maybe our own gorgons to and a couple of cyclopses to help infiltrate. but we need to think of a way to balance this out. (Are gorgons still as susceptible to our hymns as we remember?)
>>38861127...Do you think we could just hymm the hydra mother to sleep?
>>38861124Nah man we don't get mad
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38861117>Could the cyclop's just sing the cosmic serpent hymm and boost her power until she could break out of her own free willOur hymns, as I remember, either KO gorgons, or turn them WAY on. It'd be a great way to distract the hydramother and her maidens, and any enemy combatants should worse come to worst. >>38861146Lullabyes are the bone of great heroic tales of subterfuge. I like the way you think.
>>38861185didn't mean to roll there...
>>38861067no we didn't. the elves totally shroombender'd us around as they pleased. we couldn't even find the gorgons until they led us to their cities.
Seriously guys. Stop thinking of her as a Lowe hungry mad woman, think of her as a mother with umpteen hundred thousand children. Think of this from the perspective of an eternal mother, someone incapable of thinking of her children as Anything but children? Then this all begins to click doesn't it? Other gods are bad influences, mother knows best, children should listen to mother because she'll keep them happy and healthy, and any small unhappiness or anger they direct at mother is to be lightly punished, but accepted as inevitable. But the influences of other adults, corruptive, evil influences, are to be torn out root and branch and met with lethal force.This makes way more sense than her being some power hungry bitch.
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38861127Seconding.
Rolled 12 (1d20)>>38860962supporting.
Confront hydra mother over elven like practices using above speeches
>>38861228If we attack her as if she's evil and greedy, she won't understand, or misunderstand it as the approach of other gods working through us to destabilize her and take her children away! But if we take the kind approach, then she's far more likely to give in and understand!
>>38861228she's also a goddess of misconduct who has gone against the will of the true deities just for the sake of it. she was never a benevolent being. hell, she tried to bamboozle us several times and our own gods warned us against trusting her on multiple occasions.I think she needs to be brought down a peg or two.
"My people are mortal. To us, life is important. We do not come back. So from were we can sit and see, you are locking someone in a cage and letting people die, because you feel that they might replace you. You are irreplaceable, that will not change. Just as the others are. What you are doing is wrong to us, and it is distressing."
>>38861288Also, key point in >>38861108Do not compare her to elves or evil beings. She's trying to do the right thing, not exploiting her children. To suggest she is will only lead to disaster.>also might need second thread tonight
Talk to the hydra mother this cannot continue. She is destroying her people as surely as the elves did
>>38861370Our own gods, barring the stars, are hardly altruistic. And her position aid fucking with other gods makes perfect sense given her distrust of those who might corrupt her children.
>>38861396Agreed. Comparison to elves is a no go.This needs a soft diplomacy approach.
In the end your people decide to take a more pragmatic approach and a small detachment of Cyclopes slink down into the basement while the rest of your group "tries" to dissolve the stress going on in this currently lame ass party. The Cyclopes who had been left behind to act as a "distraction" mis-translate that as making the party better: They ask the Hydra mother to slither out the Alcohol and the instruments they had brought as house warming gifts; there is much merry making to be had and everyone knows any decent decisions must be made twice sober and at least one time drunk so as to create a formal bias. The plan is a complete success and very soon the atmosphere is much more acceptable and intuitive to talking, getting dates, and in general having a fantastic time: A number of your Sages begin playing a rousing accompany of songs both familiar and new before they cool everyone off with a slow dance that calms everyone down and lets all the attendants get real close and personal.. before taking requests and finally ending the festivities on a severely chilled out mixed session of gambling, bull-shitting, and promptly forgetting why they had came here in the first place. The Hydra Mother was completely and utterly successfully placated: She was far too busy slow dancing, drinking, and then later became very invested in 3 hours of beetle fighting and gambling when Foliatom revealed to have snuck in a dog-kennel sized cage of Beetles that Mycea told him not to bring, but he did anyway.The Hydra Mother's mood changes entirely and she becomes more open to suggestion, she feels as though she might have been hasty and maybe she should be redirecting her energy. "I.. I'm sorry, you know- this has all been very stressful, but it's difficult when you're immortal; I really can't go back to "not physically existing". Living among the stars is so cold and so distant.. I'm willing to admit I may have been a "little"-" She's cut off. phase 3 has been completed.
>>38861452Definitely agreeing with this whole train of thought. But if it goes south then we have to intervene and will use military force to do so. At the very least, with that pair of 20s earlier, we can make the populace unwilling to wage war, and can also set up peace keepers who will put combatants down.
I think it's hilarious that you think she's acting like an elf without actually ever seen an elf in its natural everyday state. and no, that one diplomat who was on an interplanetary mission does no count.downvoting wiseassery.
>>38861492Goddamn it op! We just had a Bunch of people supporting trying to talk her down and only break people out if shit gets bad :(
>>38861492I get the feeling we are going to have to consult with the stars to put the cosmic up there without the hydra.
>>38861492Shit really? Well what's done is done I guess... Fuck this is going to go south fast now.
Oh god this is tense. I like the hydra mother we have to find someway to talk her out of this
>>38861492> 3 hours of beetle fighting
We need to make it clear nobody wants her to straight up leave! We love her! Like we love everybody! Sure we have our tough spats like any family! But we'd mourn her passing as well!Can we find a way to reconcile her still existing, Gordon's self determination, and the cosmic snake returning to the stars? Are these three things mutually exclusive?
>>38861492>everyone knows any decent decisions must be made twice sober and at least one time drunkcyclops philosophy confirmed to be the best philosophy.>>38861561a lot of us voted for both.
>>38861648>the cosmic snake returning to the starswe can totally convince CS to stay probably would haveexcept HM just assumed otherwise
Please be peaceful please
>>38861492Yes, phase 3. Phase 3 being: Infiltrate the basement, pacify and or eliminate the dragon, and rescue the Cosmic Serpent. The longest portion of this mission is simply just getting down to the correct level of the palace where the Cosmic serpent is being held: which resides on the absolutely lowest floor of the palace, deep, deep, deep underground.. What you see is quite an interesting sight. The Cosmic serpent in her current reincarnation has been locked away quite a while: She hangs in a cage from the ceiling constructed out of entwined fossilized serpents with very little room to move around and on the bottom of the cage seems to be some sort of organic structure in the form of a chandelier with a large, blue, glowing heart that visibly pumps and is connected by "snake pumps" that flow into the ceiling and the upper floors.... Below it all is the Dragon.The Dragon isn't honestly that impressive; you get the feeling that the Hydra Mother wasn't expecting anyone to find this room as both the Dragon and the cosmic serpent are noticeably wasted away from a lack of proper exercise. The Dragon's wings have visibly atrophied to tiny, flaccid, little limbs from lacking the necessary room to fly around and the wrest of his body only seems to be spared the most grievous of muscle wasting simply because there's room enough for him to move around and pace back and forth... He's actually quite fat. The Dinosaur tribes women show a mix of pity, embarrassment, and shame- The Dragon is not even hostile. The only visible sign of aggression he gives is an audibly hiss, followed by a growl at the Cyclopes- but he is quickly placated with an offering of food before he lays flat on his belly like a reptile; gnawing contently at bones before taking a nap. Both parties agree they should save the Dragon AFTER they save the Cosmic Serpent.
>>38861882>Go to rescue princess from the tower defended by dragon.>Rescue the dragon and the princess.I fucking love these guys.
When this is all over, we really need to make this a fable about an overbearing but loving mother who is not quite good at acting evil but tries.
Bump limit reached on page 9.new thread soon?
>>38861882>blue, glowing heart that visibly pumps and is connected by "snake pumps" that flow into the ceiling and the upper floorsLet No one do anything rash. We don't want to break Hydra Mother's Heart.
>>38862057>Dat Tarot10/10 would worship
>>38862057Looks like more than just two colors and black and white...
>>38862057Is that the Cyclops version of the Chariot card?
>>38862134HydraMother Represents: Motherly Love, Motherly Protection, Fertility, Motherhood, Love,Reversed: Mischief, Trickery, Wordplay, Drunken Copulations, Overprotectiveness, condescensionen not really
>>38861882She's a bit weak, but becomes quite energetic once she notices your two parties arrival, "Free me- Free me, free me, this is hell. This is quite literally Hell for me; I need you to free me immediately. All she has me do is eat, sleep, and shit. She's just keeping me barely alive in this little cage" She reaches her arm out and points down at the disturbing hanging Heart Chandelier below the Cage."She's using this to Jerry-rig an artificial "bond" between the two of us that keeps our Souls separated so we can live as two separate beings, but at the same time she is awarded ALL of the power as one complete divine being. FREE ME. SMASH IT. SMASH IT BEFORE SHE NOTICES YOU DOWN HERE." She's begun to swing the sage back and forth and bang her hands against the fossilized bars. Your people unfortunately don't hesitate and with the Gorgons standing on the Shoulders of Cyclopes.. and the Cyclopes standing on the shoulders of the taller Cyclopes they man-handle and begin removing the Heart from the Cage in order to release the Cosmic Serpent from her bondage. The Heart is cold to the touch and the flexing of it is quite physically disturbing, but both parties manage to safely remove it; the cage opens, the Cosmic Serpent slowly makes her way out and...>cosmic Serpent roll 16/20>You guys needed to beat her, Highest roll 14/20The Cosmic Serpent makes sure the first thing she does when she's free is to step on the Heart.And that is where everything starts to go wrong.
>>38861993Did you miss the part about her imprisoning her own sister for a long amount of time? In a cage that doesn't even let her move enough to scratch any itches she may have on her back? Seemingly siphoning her power the way the elves siphoned Mycea's power?
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38862166
If she subsumes hydra mother and tries to ascend, we will drag her ass back down to earth and separate them with the jagged remains of the lightning bolt personally.
Rolled 5 (1d20)>>38862166please no 1
>>38862245>>38862265why are you rolling? has anon really not heard of reading comprehension?
Rolled 13 (1d20)>>38862166
BuggerI hope they'll both be okAlso kinda dumb move keeping your enemy imprisoned over your giant weakspot
>>38862312I believe because they are under the effects of blind panic.
>>38862166he said needed... Past tense. This is bad. But rolling anyways.
So quick question before I get back to finishing the tarot descriptions. Maticore tribe was the crazy ones who had mass fighting/assassinations per succession right? Woo ra lets fight tribe
Rolled 8 (1d20)>>38862166Please please please save us dice gods...
>>38862369STOP FORGETTING TO ROLL HAMHANDS.
Rolled 6 (1d20)>>38862394fuck.
Rolled 16 (1d20)>>38862166Why have you forsaken us dice gods!
Rolled 19 (1d20)>>38862166
>>38862372I just call them the Rape tribe. easier to type. rolls right off the tongue.
>>38862372Also they're super friendly to us and devoted to Mycea,mateos ides of the same coin.
>>38862166In the Basement the Heart melts into a blue pool of water that resonates and sparkles with a kind of endless and bottomless vastness of the stars; All the Cosmic Serpent can do is but to laugh to herself as she weakly drags her body into the waters and a pillar of light desegregates her physical form and beams her back up into the starts through an ethereal and all connecting force that cannot be stop by any physical barrier of this earth. Everyone immediately recognizes that might not have been the best thing to do >>38861492 as the Hydra Mother is cut off mid-sentence and realizes what has happened. "Oh no, no, No, NO, NO- NO, I SHOULDN'T HAVE LET YOU IN HERE. I SHOULDN'T HAVE-NO. NO. WHY. WHY. I TRUSTED YOU. I TRUSTED YOU." She's absolutely livid.Her body starts being dragged down by some mysterious force and her seemingly endless maidens start disappearing one by one as they're "plucked" off and de-materialize into a cloud of vapor and star-stuff. She makes a futile attempt to grasp at them, grasp at ANYTHING, but the pool in the basement starts getting bigger, and larger, and deeper and more and more of her begins to disappear. By the time the second party gets back up from the progressively flooding basement they're welcome to a show of the Hydra mother in Hysterics as she breaks down into beams of light."I DIDN'T WANT THIS, I JUST WANTED TO HELP- YOU KNEW THIS, YOU KNEW THIS FOR SO LONG. I'M NOT THE BAD GUY HERE, YOU CAN'T TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES; YOU NEVER COULD. PLEASE, PLEASE, I DON'T WANT TO GO BACK. I CAN'T DIE. I'M IMMORTAL- I WON'T DIE. AN ETERNITY NEVER ENDS." She screams, she weeps, she bawls and hiccups and chokes on her own words as her final "main head" begins to get sucked up into the ceiling."No-NO, NO-NO NO NO, I'M SORRY, I'M SORRY, I'M SORRY, PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE!!"
Well. we have a purpose for the next monumental project.The god splitter bell.
>>38862490I fucking told you guys. I fucking broke down the logic of this. But no. No. You had to fucking help the dinosaurs.
>>38862490Oh god we fucked up. We need to find a way to separate them and bring her back
>>38862490Well this is fucked up... I know she was overbearing, but she didn't deserve this and if she does comeback we're going to have her fucking furious and distrustful.Goddamn it guys. This happens ever. Fucking. Time. We try to go against our core directives of being nice guys. Every time we try to be mean, or sneaky, or do anything but diploma de, it falls apart.
>>38862490Nooo cosmic snake don't do it please! We have to convince her to ease up we gotta help her realize this is the wrong wayThis is the opposite of what I wanted....
>>38862602it is as it should be, the cosmic serpent was never ment to be mortal. It's back in it's place of divinity.
>>38862602>separate themnah.fuck it, at least we may prevent the war this way. bros before demihoes.
>>38862490How did we bring them down initially? How do we fix this?Even if we can, do we want to before the Gorgons prove they won't completely fall into anarchy first?
>>38862490No one really knows what to do; you didn't exactly prepare for this, how could you? How could anyone have expected this?Foliatom doesn't seem to care: He's always been the weird child, he's always been a bit of an outcast, but his Mom loved him and he isn't about to let cosmic non-sense get in the way of that. Foliatom leaps forward to make a dive and pull back his Mother into the physical reality.>Foliatom Rolls 1/20Foliatom forgets his grasp on Reality isn't that great either: His source material wasn't exactly "spectacular" and he hasn't really existed for very long to accumulate a strong and independent soul. Even though his heart is in the right place; he begins de-materializing as well, but at least the Hydra mother isn't afraid anymore. "Oh, oh yes- Yes, my dear sweet boy. I knew I could count on you; It's the thought that counts, it's the thought that counts- I knew you tried to help, I knew you tried so hard- so hard for your Mommy. We'll do it, we can do it together.">>38862440>Cyclopes Run counter roll 19/20This small comfort however is short lived: Your drunk sages finally leap into action and manage to improvise enough to pull back the spaces within the physical and ethereal reality and break the bonds between the cosmos and the living world just long enough... to pull back Foliatom.The Hydra Mother was not expecting that shit.She doesn't even raise her voice, she's honestly just completely and utterly shocked and as her physical form fragments away with her empty open arms all you get out of her is a very deeply sad, "No, no- I can't do it alone. Plea-" And just like that she's gone; wafted away like spores on an open breeze.>The Hydra Mother no longer physically exists.>The Thread has been archived, please go vote: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.htmlI'm sorry.
We really need to stop screwing up.
>>38862732YOU'RE LEAVING IT ON THIS NOTE?!?! YOU UTTER BASTARD!
>>38862732Why were we rolling counter roll to him! We wanted her back goddamn it :(0/10
>>38862732>I-I'm not crying
>>38862732I'm on my mobile so I can't post my op is a faggot sign. But you are evil op...
Help herPull her back upAppeal to cs if she does this it's just as bad as what was done to her
OP She still exist right? In the heavens? As a concept? As a God? Even if not with us on thsi goddamn plane she exist somewhere right?
>>38862732>>38862440My roll Saved Foliatom and the Cosmic Serpent is a true god again.MISSION ACCOMPLISHED(I didn't really want her to dissapear though, I wanted to bring back the cosmic serpent back to the arcanum and devise a ritual to fuse them back together and keep them on the mortal plane)
Rolled 11 (1d20)Worst time to post an updated "Stars" card i take....
>>38862732What the fuck OP, what the actual fuck.
Rolled 1 (1d20)>>38862732Worked with Mycea come on you fucking bitch of a rng
>we try to get Hydra Mother another avatar>end up attracting the attention (but not summoning) the Red World
>>38862936It's far too late for that Anon
Rolled 15 (1d20)>>38862955>>end up attracting the attention (but not summoning) the Red WorldWorth it, lets get to work
>>38862969Worked with Mycea...
On the bright side this is the prime time to install our own government and reap the gorgon civ tech.
Rolled 20 (1d20)>>38862732bring her back. I don't care what it takes! We won't let her be alone.
Rolled 4 (1d20)>>38862918same here.although, with the help of spirits, we still might be able to do this, what with our magic being so dope and all. there's probably a steep price to pay either way. I'm expecting a new type of monster at the very least.
Rolled 9 (1d20)>>38863010Supporting! Please op!
Do not end here Make a new threadWe demand answers
>>38863018I mean if we commit to it we can start a new mega project and build a grand temple to the cosmic serpent and summon it's true Avatar to our plane.Reminder that them being separated is what stated this war in the first place and left her unbalanced.
>>38863065That's likely going to be next week though, looks like OP is done tonight.
>>38863010There is no going backthere is no hope.UndoUndo. I bet foliatom hates us now. We're the prick of the litter.
Rolled 3 (1d20)can't we, I dunno, drink the blue fluid?
I'm sorry guys, but we don't really have any time or opportunities to pull something out of our Ass this time: You're just going to have to wait until next week. Sad Ending is Sad; I promised myself when I started this quest that I wouldn't throw any punches.>>38862895>OP She still exist right?Yes. She still "exists".
The one hand it's pretty obvious that the cs and hm needed to get back together, hm was uP to some shady shit and I guess it had to have a cost somewhere down the lineOn the other cs just raped hm into non existenceSo... Kind of in the middle of the road here
>>38863153So it's still possible to asspull in the future then?
>>38863153so what does Mycea and the kids think of all this?
>>38863153We have to fix this starting next thread. She did not deserve this.
>>38863215New mega project super temple is a go then?
>>38863192Source?Also if gods are bros then we keep them.
>>38863153I think the REAL question everyone should be asking isIs the dragon ok?
Op you keep starting later and Later and ending soonerPretty sure next session will start at eight and end at ten at this rate
>>38863228Xenoblade Chronicles.THE best jrpg and THE best Wii game
Here's abig one. I've been reading the archives.Not one singular incident I can find if the hydra-mother ACTIVELY fucking us over.Withholding nonvital information.Being a bit of a bitch.Never working towards our detriment.Not. Fucking. Once.Where did we get the idea and was some scheming super bitch out just to make herself more powerful?
>>38863153The gods rely on belief dont they? so long as we remember and worship her, she exists.But next thread, we need that sage to write down with fol what happened with the reality pull. If we can replicate that, we can get a very very large number of magically prowess cyclops to do it all at once. After that, we use the last of the lightning bolt to empower and fully realize the hydra mother as an entity again.
>>38863268This anon gets it, let's do it.
>>38863195>so what does Mycea and the kids think of all this?Mycea's the kind of person who honestly doesn't blame anyone, but she can't help herself from laughing out of sheer shock over what just happened. Mycea really relates to the sentiment behind not wanting to exist in the stars, so she's pretty sympathetic. Archillopilli most likely feels like the worlds shittiest son as he didn't even have the courage to TRY. Foliatom on the other hand probably feels like he's failed his mother and didn't TRY ENOUGH.>>38863231>Is the dragon ok?Yes, actually. The Dragon will be fine. He'll receive his own small epilogue next week. >>38863181>So it's still possible to asspull in the future then?Yes, anything is possible.You can also always fuck everything up even worse: it takes a steady hand.
>>38863267It was the fact someone who seemed benign asked for help. we got tricked.>>38863285When we drag that snake back from the heavens, shit is going to get real if we don't build a weapon to split them. We need a god splitter bell.
>>38863268Mega project, re-summon the Cosmic serpent
Fuck it worst comes to worst we can power magic using what's left of our bolt right?
>>38863304We're not splitting them.
>>38863304Why do we need to split them?What if we could create a permanent gate that lets them exist in BOTH worlds at once?
We beat the villain midway through getting them to ourside...We saved the hero in time for her to do something spiteful. What has happened to the hydra mother, deserved to happen. But what she didn't deserve was the pain or the despair. It was straight up unfair, for Cosmic snake to pull what she did. >>38863267Taking the lightning bolt and missing. Trying to steal the Akalade's pod from us.And this war she has been waging on Cosmic Serpent, and using her own kind as engines for this war.She hasn't done anything horrible to us... but she's done plenty to her subjects. Its shitty, its unfair. No one was playing fair.
>>38863304Note, said bell needs to be really precise.We might have to try the weeping sage scrolls for this.>>38863347Feel free to vote against me.>>38863348While ideal, might be hard to do, it would basically be a spirit portal.
>>38863319>implying the bolt will run out>implying we're got it back from the progenitor's corpse and fused it back with the other half.
>>38863356Missing wasn't her fault. She wounded the fucker enough for Mycea to finish the job before he finished us.
Ugh... god damn... Worst time to be an artfag right now. I just got done drawing this fun stupid thing.
Let's not fOrget the e hm was doing Bad ThingsLike it or not what happened was brutal but maybe justifiedMaybe spending so ling apart from cs was corrupting her and twisting herMaybe she and the cs are going to be better together then apartStill we should contact cs and ask wtf
>>38863377I think making a stable portal will be better than the God splitter bell. They are meant to be together, but one prefers the spiritual realm, the other the physical. We must reconcile both halves.
>>38863387point is that she's capricious. not spiteful, not hateful. she never did anything to directly hurt us... never really. But she's caused plenty of "short term" problems for us just out of her own selfishness. and again its been implied she's been a tyrant to her own people... despite how well she treats us.
Oh god, what if the Dinosaur Tribe was using us and degrades everything Hydra achieved as a final "Fuck You", proving her right about wallowing in mud pits for the rest of eternity. And the Dinosaur Tribe shoves us off.
>>38863422Agreed. Then we need to create the spirit portal.
>>38863422we might be unable to...They might not "Exist" any more.They might be one Cosmic Hydra.
>>38863396>Cyclopean Dr. King SchultzOddly extremely appropriate.
>>38863428hmm. Perhaps if we made it as an enchanted ring? Something that allows her to project down onto the world and be like she was there. >>38863470QM confirmed that ass pulls are all possible.
>>38863153You take the time illustrating an interesting and dynamic character, giver her a family, have her pull our asses out of the fire. You create a deep emotional investment in her wellbeing and spend an entire thread dealing with this situation, and you conclude it abruptly in this manner. Her last words were one of pain and betrayal and seperation from her beloved children.You didn't allow us any chances to prevent or ameliorate the consequences of our actions. The only rolls of ours that you counted once we were aware of what was going on was a single roll to PREVENT any aid she might receive or prevent her 'death'. It's worth noting this isn't the first time something like this has happened. You also had Mycea die pitifully and sorrowfully with no opportunity to alter events by the time we were made aware of them. You nearly pulled an ending like this with Akelade.I don't know if you think this sort of emotional whiplash creates an engaging and emotional narrative, but I think otherwise. By this point it seems every significant character in this quest we get attached to gets stuffed in the fridge, and you're leaving us with a cliffhanger ending thrown in just salt the wound. And I do believe I've had my fill of it.
>>38863516Kinda agree... Especially since the counter roll was actually meant to help hydra mother...
>>38863494A portal ring of bells for the hydra portion to move into?
>>38863579I feel this fixation on bells is going to turn into:"No problem no matter how big nor small cannot be fixed with the aid of more bells"
>>38863596It hasn't already?
>>38863543Blessing in disguise in my opinion. We have Foliatom... and that creepy kid can open or stabilize, Star Portals. Yes you are right it was a little cheap that the 19 counted against us. But honestly it felt like "Helping out" foliatom drag her back... rather than drag Foliatom away. Cosmic Serpent was a bit of a bitch this time regardless.
>>38863610We apologize to folk. Ask him to help us make a portal that'll let cosmic serpent exist in the stars, but hydra mother live in our reality.
Let's focus on the living before we embark on some megaproject please?The gorgon factions are going to be a mess after thus, we will have to do something to stop a second collapseCall the cs and hm up on spirit Phone and see what's what but focus on the gorgons who will need our help first please
>>38863644Agreed on thus. They could go full manticore. We have to nip it in the bud while helping Foli bringing Hydra-mother.
>>38863481You don't say.stuff like this gives me hope. Good quest OP.
>>38863644>>38863668We must help protect her children from themselves.
>>38863696We need to keep a mostly hands off approach though, otherwise it'll just go horribly.
>>38863635They might not be separate entities anymore. that is the big problem. But maybe that might not be too bad.It might give Cosmic Snake a chance to "see the appeal" in living"
>>38863516>>38863543And that's exactly why I think you'll be coming back for more: You like the world, you care about the characters, to the point where you've actually become emotionally cranky because bad things are happening to them.But I'm confident you'll be back.I take all of this as a humongous compliment because I've MADE you care. You CARE about these characters; WHO among you anons would ever think you'd get emotionally attached to a blatantly Milfy Hydra snake woman in a Civ quest revolving around a bunch of bishonen Cyclopes and their ridiculous shenanigans? /tg/ has always been so quick to choose the path of violence and murder-hobo'ness and I've finally got you guys to walk the path of peace through minor lewdness and ever increasing emotional attachment.It'll be worth it, Anon.I know you'll be back: You can save the world, Anon.You guys can save this world, but you're going to have to EARN your happy ending.
>>38863644This might be the best chance we could get to> A)consolidate our power on the southern continent.Without the hydramother or the cosmic serpent leading the Empire and the Dinosaurs, it might be anarchy... there are no more ruling parties now.We can "sieze" control and sort of end all this self destructive habits and whatnot.But really we need to be a rock for them to gather around and a source of stability. this is a Post French Revolution situation.
Thread has almost reached it's limit:I'll be keeping an eye on the CIV GENERAL:>>>38831528In case you guys want to shout at me or whatever.The Thread is 'still' archived, so don't forget to vote.
Remember how I said I couldn't put up my op is a faggot image before?Well now I can.>SadAndMad/10It's not fair when you can make us like characters this much OP...
>>38863774True.>>38863759Oh I'll be back you evil bastard. Don't you worry. This is my abusive relationship.
>>38863516>>38863543>>38863884>>38863917We've still got a ways to go: just imagine all the new friends you'll be able to make a long the way.And the ones you'll lose.
>>38863774>>38863917that entire pink part of the political cloud is gonna dissappear.The Cyclopean Nation is gonna be whole.This is our Mexican-American War equivalent.
If we get hm back we can't let her return to ruling the gorgonsShe was doing a sucky job of it
>>38863959Fuck. You.seriously though, good job op. Can't wait for next week.It wouldn't be so bad in this case if not for the fact we were heavily divided about this shit, and it did feel like you deliberately misinterpreted a few of our posts...
>>38863959Trolls,Jotun,SelkiesBeesMoths.Yeah I hope we can hug them all. And rock out when we can.
>>38863759No no, see I don't mind that you've dropped a bridge on the Hydra Mother after making her such a beloved character. What I object to is you making a habit out of this with the only immortal (and thus permanent) characters in the quest. First Mycea, then Akelade, and now Hydra Mother. These are the only characters we can get attached to by virtue of this quest taking place over centuries, and you try to kill them off in the most gut wrenching and painful ways you can come up with. Really, ending the thread immediately thereafter makes it that much worse, as you purposefully deny us any sort of satisfying conclusion to the emotion rollercoaster you've got us on.This does not endear your characters to me. It makes me want to care LESS about them, explicitly because I know your going to pull this shit. And then you're going to leave us hanging for a week with the feelings left by this needlessly tragic ending.Your handling of the quest thus far has severely diminished my interest in it and any desire to get further involved in it.