"I disagree," you speak up. Heads turn to look at you; not all, but some. "The last time we took a 'wait and see' approach, we ended up having to change our entire way of life."That stops a few of the elders in their tracks. No-one wants to have to repeat what happened last time."If we keep sitting on our hands, waiting to see what they do, we hand all initiative to them," you continue. "They're not as numerous as the strangers, so maybe they'll consider some kind of arrangement? I'm especially interested in how they managed to get goats to just follow them around, rather than fleeing at the first sign of a hunter...""You would be," mutters one of the elders, "But I see your point. Maybe it would be better to send someone to talk with them. Not you, Trym, at least not at first... You'd get to talking about their goats and nothing else would get done.""Then again, the gods aid might be helpful," mentions another. "Maybe he should go?"Again, the council is paralyzed until sleep and old age claims enough of them to agree to continue tomorrow. The following day, talks resume and it is eventually agreed that joining the first group or not should be up to you. By now, many elders are saying that meeting with the herders was what they supported all along, but that's fairly typical of them.>Join the group>Leave it to the elders' choice
Join the group.
>>44430034>Join the group
Join the group
>>44430034>Join the groupGood to see you RWB, hope your holidays went well
>>44430389I don't like all the time and fuss with my family; my grandma had a small stroke; and now I'm sick so I'm fragile and tired (this quest won't run too long tonight) and hungry and dehydrated, but it hurts to swallow. I've got half a leftover pizza here I can't eat.Beside that? Yeah, it was alright.Votes called. Writing.
>>44430034>Join the groupHappy Holidays RWB
>>44430551Damn, I'm sorry man, thanks for running what you can and I would suggest tea, herbal tea high in vitamin C and with some honey. I think I am one of the few Americans who holds to the idea that tea can in fact fix everything.
>>44430709except stomach wounds, tea fucks up stomach wounds.
>>44430911Everything fucks up stomach wounds, the stomach is a prissy bitch is what it is. Not as bad as the appendix though
>>44430944True, you would think that an organ thats only job is to serve as a repository for bacteria would be less prone to inflamtion and rupture at the least sign of a little blockage.
You immediately put yourself forward to be a part of the group that meets the herders. The elders agree that a volunteer is probably better than the unwilling and accept. The rest of the day, you spend preparing and saying your goodbyes to your family. Come morning, Ebba doesn't want to let go of your legs."Ebba, I have to go...""Nuh-uh! I want you to stay!""I have to talk to those people with the goats that your mommy told you about. Are they bad people?""Nope. I just want you to stay with me!""I have to go.""No! Stay!""Go.""Stay!""Go.""Stay!""Stay.""Go!""Alright then, let me go."Ebba unwinds her arms from around your legs and you kiss the top of her head before she realises she's been tricked. "Heeeey!" She laughs and gives you one more goodbye kiss before you head out.A few of your clan are keeping watch at the river. Not many are fishing, with the herders within slingshot on the far side, but a few of the hunters crouch with javelins and slings, keeping an eye on them. The trouble is that the river here at the bend is wide and deep. You're in a group of seven men and women. One man is an elder.What will you do?>Swim the river>Try to make a nest, like for funerals and float across>Shout across the river>Go upstream until you find the crossing point>Call on Nila to lower the waters for you>Try to lower the waters yourself, with magic
>>44431446>>Try to lower the waters yourself, with magicPractice makes perfect right?
>>44431446>>Try to lower the waters yourself, with magicI feel like we're gonna scare the shit out of them, but hey.
>>44431446>>Try to make a nest, like for funerals and float across
>>44431446>>Try to lower the waters yourself, with magicI feel like this is a trap option but the bait is too tasty
>>44431446>Go upstream until you find the crossing pointWhile I'm all for practicing our magic, we have to remember that there are people around that, should we fail, could be seriously injured.
>>44431446>Try to make a nest, like for funerals and float acrossThe world's first boat?
>>44432061boat big enough to to hold 7 people, made out of twigs? No thank you.
Votes called. Oh you poor dumb bastards.There's no changing your fate now.
>>44432647did we just kill ourselves with magic?
>>44432647hello darkness my old friend...
>>44432647wait we're just trying to clam the water down right? Because I didn't vote to attempt a Moses.
>>44432647Guessing that even if we roll well Nila won't be quite as forgiving of our recklessness as she were last time.
>>44432647It can't be helped
Reaching out for the magic in your heart, you direct it towards the river. You have a simple plan; if the river is shallow enough, you can just wade across. Bit-by-bit, you push an indentation into the water on your side of the bank, your hands outstretched, your brow furrowed and sweat beading on your skin. The water ripples and shivers, shaking under your pressure, as the effort builds and builds. Through your connection to the river, you suddenly feel Nila's alarm as she feels what you're trying to do. She desperately tries to stop you, but it's too late; you're already too committed. Pain roars in your head and magic burns in your veins like liquid agony! The river is slowly being pushed down, forming a narrow path for you, but you can barely stand upright and your vision is blackening! Even so, only one thought is foremost in your mind...Why were you so STUPID as to ignore Nila's warning?! You can feel her now, trying to lend her strength to the effort, but even though she is rushing downstream, she's so distant and it may not be enough...>Roll 1d10+6 (Spirit +Assistance)
Rolled 4 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>44432912Rip Trym, he was an hero.
Rolled 10 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>44432912God dammit guys
Rolled 3 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>44432912
>>44432956you the man
Rolled 6 + 6 (1d10 + 6)>>44432912oh christ...>>44432956...I love you
+1 Spirit pls
>>44432956We Moses now.
>>44433018Brit should take away one point of wit and give one of spirit after this.
>>44433054Honestly I am kind of worried that Nila is going to end up hating us now
>>44432956Your luck is just off the damn hook, man.If only that was enough...Writing.
>>44433068Maybe. Britfag even stated that our character comes across as proud and stubborn.
>>44433089Wait ... it's notOh god we're all gonna die
>tfw Ebba thinks the reason we don't come home is that she made us mad.
RIP Trym, you were a great shaman and a loving father
>>44433089>If only that was enough...Well shitSo we will live, but miss a limb or something?And take on the role of an honorary elder allowing us to muck about and invent stuff as we please.Whatever happens, it better not be >>44433184My heart wouldn't be able to take it.
>>44433215>>44433089Yeah I'm hoping the crit success keeps us from being killed/potato'd. RWB Isn't THAT evil after all...r-right guys?
>>44433184>>44433215>>44433240MUAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Oh you guys think I'll be lenient. That's just ADORABLE!Didn't anyone tell you? Make a dumb choice and IT'S BRITFAG'S WILD RIDE NOW, FUCBOIS!I'm kidding. I wouldn't do something that horrible. There's punishment and then there's just tragedy!Storing that idea away for later though. you guys are lucky the dawn of civilization is a time of innocence.
Power rages out of control through your body. For a brief instant, you feel everything align just as you want. The river parts and grows shallow; a path as wide as a man's shoulder forming, right to the other side..! Then all at once the pain returns, branding you for your arrogance in over-reaching your abilities! You can feel the insideous crawl of the black spiderweb veins creeping towards your chest. Nila's words echo in your mind, "You mustn't ever, EVER let them reach your heart!" For a split second, you panic. This is the day of your death; there can be no question!But in the next instant, you reject such a fate. You are Trym, the shaman and godspeaker of your clan! You slew the wolf god and lead your people to plenty! You created slings and tamed wolves into companions for men! This will not be your end! Not here and not today! With a force of will that leaves your body feeling like every bone you possess has been shattered and re-made, you focus your spirit inwards. The spiderweb lines shift and move, crawling over your body, stabbing at your heart and seeking your life, but you will not let them! Yet all the same, they twist in your mental grasp, wriggling free like snakes. This is your judgement, your punishment for abusing powers beyond your understanding! A price must be paid! It must!Suddenly, the serpents give a great heave and spring free from your grasp! Before you can respond, your entire world is consumed by pain that you have never dreamed in your darkest nightmares could be possible! Your skin is flayed from the inside out; your bones cracked in a fire and sucked for marrow; your heart and lungs filled with ice water colder than the most frigid winter river! You cry out in a screech of agony that rebounds from the walls of the valley and then... Everything goes dark.
>>44433499oh shit, oh shit, oh shit, oh shit
>>44433499Oh FUCK we summoned the bad magic into the world
>>44433499Darkness brings no immediate relief from the anguish. You can still feel your body being ravaged by the burning lash of magic pushed too far. Your world remains shrouded as you are dimly aware of hands carrying you, the world spinning and lurching sickeningly. Something cold and soothing is slathered over your arms and body, over your neck and head, but it brings no relief from the pain that has pushed its way inside you. Voices you half-recognise speak words you cannot understand... Words of comfort, words of anger, words of fear and sorrow...Over an unknowable span of time, during which you can neither move, nor speak, nor comprehend anything but a single, dire truth, that magic is nothing to be taken lightly, the pain slowly, oh-so-slowly subsides. Finally, the day comes when you hear life, birdsong, the sound of feet and the soft rustle of clothes. You painstakingly flex the fingers of your left hand, your right feeling oddly hollow and numb, as if you've slept on it... Your voice croaks as you try to call Beren's name. Immediately, you feel your woman at your side, sobbing her heart out and bringing a gourd of water to your lips. Your thirst is quenched, but something is wrong. Why can't you open your eyes? Why can't you see Beren, your home, your children?Then it hits you... Through some miracle, you're alive, but you're blind. Forever more, the world will be nothing but darkness for you, deprived of light and colour, or the faces you know and love. This is the punishment, the price that had to be paid for your life.
>>44433734Oh fug. That really puts a damper on a lot of things.
>>44433734well shit new character when?
>>44433812We still live, you knowThink it would be intresting playing as one of our children? For maximum feels when interacting with our father Trym?
>>44433734I know this sounds really dangerous (and pretty cocky) after we nearly died from trying to magically move a bit of water, but how about we try to gain some kind of magic vision?
>>44433734Well. We can make it work. We can still do this. Just need to figure it out. Also I kind of want to hear what happened with the tribe after that
>>44433881That would actually be pretty cool. I mean even if we didn't get another point of spirit, we can probably try praying to the forest god (I think) and try to reach out and sense the wills of other things.
>>44433734It is late summer.What do you wish to do?>Try and find your way in the dark>Talk to Nila>Talk to Beren>Talk to Elia
>>44433881Yeah I'm going to go with a no there
>>44433881Nah, I think this is enough to convince Trym that magic shouldn't be mucked around with. And besides......that's for when we truly are on our deathbed
>>44433917>Talk to Nila
>>44433917>>Talk to EliaSorry for putting such a burden on you.
>>44433917>Try to move your right hand some more
>>44433917I wonder if MAGIC CAN DEFEAT MAGIIIIC!Take the Geode and use it to channel healing to our eyes.
>>44434028Jesus guys, stop fucking around with magic. We're already blind and thus useless to our family
>>44434085So we become useful again. Get back on that horse as they say.
>>44434085>We are useless>Lets not attempt to become useful again
>>44434119>>44434201Totally, yes, let's work on becoming useful again. The solution however is not killing ourselves which I am pretty sure is what will happen if we keep fucking around with magic
>>44434119It was when we tried climb that horse that we were kicked in the face. Let's just see where this goes. IC I doubt Trym is all that eager to try his hand at magic again.
>>44434243Ok man let me just call the optometrist and see if he can give us a star trek visor.
>>44434243We're blind Anon. We can't invent as well anymore because we can't see what we're doing or what others would need. We can't move around without someone making sure we don't trip. Being blind in the stone age is a death sentence.
>>44434250We ARE Trym though. Trym is a man who has at least 14 voices floating around in his head guiding his decision making process.
>>44434271Well I was just blinded from using magic too much again and that was after the first time backfired and almost killed me as well. You know what'll fix this. More magic, my god I'm a genius.
>>44434298> splitting a river in half is the same thing as trying to heal our-selfNot to say one is easier than the other.
>>44434335there's also the fact that using the geode should greatly lower the amount of energy we need to expend.
Well, whatever we do in regards to our eyes, should the concensus be that we try to fix them, can we at least ask someone more familiar with it for a go ahead. What ever you do, do not mention any of this to Nila for now. For obvious reasons.
>>44434290We are still the shaman though, we still have the closest communication with the spirits of anyone in the tribe. Hell we just became a cliche by become a blind shaman from overstepping our bounds with magic. We are still useful there and need to prove it and we're not going to prove it by not learning our lesson and dying. We need to talk to the spirits first and be humble about our mistake. Maybe a little ways down the road they can help
>>44434350I'm all for using charms but I am kind of worried about our crafting ability at the moment. Maybe we should practice making crafts before we use our precious geode. And I mean hey, if this all works out in the end we'll have more points in crafting.
>>44434431I meant using the Geode as is as a magical battery. not making it into anything but expending it to fix our eyes.
>>44434431Oh. Then yeah, lets do this. While wearing the charm of healing.
>>44432326I bet you feel pretty dumb right now
>>44434497Can we please not jump straight to that. Let's talk to the spirits first at the very least
>>44434561Nope. Twig boat was a stupid idea. This was a stupid idea that was just crazy enough to seem like it might work. But hey, you just gotta roll with the punches.
>>44434591oh of course. RWB already called the votes, I'm just thinking about the future.
>>44434602You've got a weird definition of just crazy enough
With great hesitation and difficulty, you rise from your bed. What was once a simple act for you causes you to grasp blindly, second-guessing your every movement. Beren takes your arm and guides you, step by faltering step. You jolt slightly in shock, as your two young daughters take your other hand in theirs. It feels muted and still not-quite-there."The river," you say, your strength still not fully returned to you. "I have to- Nila..."You cannot see Beren, but you can hear the hitch in her voice. "Children... Take your father to the river. I... Need to look after Noh."Before you can ask what's wrong, she leaves your side, the void left by her lack of presence cold and unwelcome. Ebba and Sera take your hands in theirs and slowly guide you to the river, step by terrifying, unknown step. You can hear the clan whispering too, muttering about what can only be you. On your way, you find that you can still move your right arm, but to your shoulder, you've lost much of the feeling in it and your fingers.Finally, you leave them behind and feel the brush of long grass against your thighs and hands. The sound of running water and the soft chirp of insects comes next and your daughters slow to a stop."We're here, da..." says Sera, quietly. You can't hear any fishermen, strangely enough... Not even the few who were here last time."Are we alone?" you ask, the sheer scale of your disability starting to dawn on you.You hear the soft movement of Sera's hair. She must have nodded. "There's no-one else here."You hesitantly take a step forward and kneel, as you feel your feet crunch into the course, gritty sand of the river's edge. You crawl forward on your hands and knees, until you feel water lapping against your fingers and you call, your voice quiet. "Nila? Nila, are you there?"Silence greets you.You try again, putting a little of your spirit into it this time. "Nila, please, answer me."Again, silence.
>>44434671"just crazy enough to seem like it might work">seem like
>>44434708"Nila, please..! Please, I know I was-" Anything would be better than this. You'd take any kind of anger and ire over this simple, mute rejection. "Please..."Nothing but the cool flow of water over your hands answers you.Burning tears of shame sting your eyes and cheeks, as your head drops. She TOLD you the price of abusing magic and like an arrogant fool, you thought yourself immune to any harm. "Nila, PLEASE!" you cry, your voice breaking. "Please, just say anything-! I did wrong, I know! I just...""I-I think mommy is mad at you, Daddy," Ebba quietly whispers.Overhead, you hear the cawing of a crow, which sounds horribly like the mocking laughter of someone amused at the plight of the great, wrought by their own hands.You have never felt so alone, so abandoned, in your whole life.
>>44434742>Overhead, you hear the cawing of a crowof fucking course he would be here to laugh at our expense.
>>44434742ugh great now we're going to have to figure out this healing thing on our own. Like hell I'm accepting this fate like some pussy ass bitch.
Damnit, just got here. Fuck RWB, if magic was going to get us fucking maimed regardless of success, then it shouldn't be a fucking option. It was a trap option doomed to fail and we'd have no idea to gauge our limit. In short, fuck you
>>44434880Bitch please. It was IC to try it and it failed. Don't blame the QM for our own mistakes even if you weren't there to vote.
>>44434880>We've been told numerous times not to fuck with magic>Last time we almost lost our livesDon't start shit over this, please.We voted for it (well, not I), and now we'll have to deal with the consequences
>>44434742I guess the magic boner was greater than the water-wiafu boner. :^)
>>44434911Sure, trying magic again should be an option, but if it's bound to fucking fail then the DC should be known. There's a reason dice checks are stated up front and it's fucking shitty to have no idea we'd fail from the get go
>>44434971What? Why should we know the DC to something we've never done before?
>>44434971Look, it's already happened and it's not like we can go back and change it. We just have to move forward from here. Which in my opinion involves talking to the spirits again. Not asking for our eyesight back, possibly ever. Learning more about magic from the spirits, using them to help our tribe and then making sure we pass that knowledge down to probably Ebba but really whomever shows an aptitude with the spirits
>>44434926We were told not to go over our limit, not dabble with magic ever. If not fucking with magic means not experimenting with no margin of success then it needs to be said up front.
>>44435014Because if there's no margin for success then it needs to be said. It's like 'hey, its not within your means to learn this thing', tons of game systems and quests do this up front before rolling
>>44434971>>44434880You were told by Nila about the risks. She made it ABUNDANTLY clear what over-stepping your limits would mean.I put the option there, because it WAS an option. It wasn't a GOOD one, but not every decision someone makes is the smart one and not every choice will lead to success. You were WARNED about fucking with magic and you decided to go with it anyway. This is what choosing your own adventure means. I will not hold your hand through this; sometimes you can and WILL make the wrong decision and depending on the stakes, you WILL pay for it. Likewise, you will not be told numerically how hard something is - you have to figure it out on your own, much like in real life, there's no handy numbers to tell you that you have a good chance of fucking this up.Now, that will be it for tonight. I don't want to stay up too late, as I want this foul lurgy expelled from my body as soon as possible.This marks the end of a chapter in Trym's history however! So if you've been paying attention, you'll know what that means! That's right: Next thread (or tomorrow morning, if the thread is still alive) will start with a TIME SKIP!And yes, by the way... Had Trym died as a result of his magical fuckery, you would have continued playing as one of your children.
>>44434971I get what you're saying and I find myself thinking that it is kind of stupid to have a roll option, that was given by the GM, that was bound to fail, even on a crit success. But shit happens, and RWB is a good GM, so there's not a point in complaining about it any longer.
>>44435087Thanks for running, Time skip should really be interesting.
>>44435027Dude, we tried to lower the water level of a river. That's not "dabbling", that's pretending to be Moses Jr.
>>44435087Thanks for running.I will fix those eyes if it kills me.
>>44435027>>44435093You were told to start small, like minor blessings and healing for your clan.Draining a river to cross to the other side is NOT starting small! If you couldn't catch some fish, there is no way you would be able to achieve that. The moment you rolled, you weren't rolling for success, but to not balls it up so horribly you die.
>>44434926That was due to a critical failure I thought, that's how RWB seemed to imply when he quoted the one we rolled last time. Then Nila taught us some, and we critically succeeded in our roll this time. The circumstances were different
>>44435087Thank you for running RWB. Has this soiled our reputation with the spirits?
>>44435143Honestly though like I said near the beginning I thought we were just going to calm the waters to make it easier to cross, I didn't expect us to pull a Moses.
>>44435087Thanks for running man, I hope you get better soon. Looking forward to the fallout and the new character
>>44435143I just got here, I'm not even mad. This will make gameplay and narrative interesting, and we might even learn some cool oracle shit. Either way, fisherman and Hunter just became pretty worthless, we need to spec into wiseman or something.
>>44435183So be it. We will use the magics of man. Fire, Forged Iron, Blood, and Bread.
Oh gods no, we may be blind but surly we can work out something, we are cunning, but im sure this will taint our peoples view of magic. So long as during the time skip we stay in character (a caring man whom would do anything to seek forgiveness from his ethereal lover.)I like to imagine he goes on some pilgrimage where he seeks out each spirit in turn before fading into myth, the man whom became the very concept of a Legend. He is the first legend a man who did strange and sometimes impossible things, he faded into myth his end unknown there are many suspected ends, but no one knows. Whatever it is he became something more the very spirit of mankind, endlessly reaching, its never enough, that drive to more forward whatever the cost.
It'd have been better for MC to die than to become blind to be honest
>>44441765At least he can be built into the world still, would have been a lame as fuck end. At least now there are options, maybe w can hear what happened to him, him seeking the River Spirit to say he is sorry for reaching too far. Maybe him going to the Wolf Spirit and going on a quest to regain his sight, kinda like Orion in Greek mythos. He could become the basis of an entire mythos, the first part that creates th idea of myths. He is our Gilgamesh.
>>44441779>would have been a lame as fuck endBetter than the shitty drama that is incoming.
>>44441795drama makes a character, besides we will be playing as someone else so you wont even suffer through it. we could peas together his story, hell imagine if another character goes on some journey to find him, that weird old hermit in the wilds or something.
Four years pass as you slowly grow used to being unable to see. According to Beren, your eyes have been turned completely and unsettlingly black and the marks on your right arm refuse to face, scarring you halfway past your elbow. Given how it seems to scare both your family and the rest of your tribe, you take to wearing a blindfold across your eyes and a lopsided cape that hides your arm. At least you have lost none of your strength or mobility along with your feeling, but unable to see, you are no worse than useless on the hunt. You have to learn to define things by touch and by sound and the first thing you re-learned was Beren's face. You pretended not to notice the tears.The wolf-dogs, oddly enough, prove a great help during this time. In your clan's wanderings, those who were stricken blind or otherwise crippled, were a drain on the clan's resources and were quietly left behind, no-one speaking much of their fate. You presumed that among the wild and savage society of the wolves, it would be much the same, but they not only still accept you as their alpha, but take to nudging you as you try to find your way around, guiding you away from obstacles and dangers. They are not the only one of your discoveries that potentially saves your life either; the fields continue to increase, feeding your family when you can't hunt. It's fortunate, as Elia tries his best, but is woefully inadequate for keeping any more than himself and his woman from hunger. Farming and grinding the grain is hard, time-consuming work, but there is now just enough each year to keep your family from starvation. Mesut has indeed taken over the harvesting and handing out the grain in gourds and the duty (and the power that comes with it) has given him much stature in the clan.
Friggin finally, I can post again! What the hell happened?>>44442046Thankfully, your relationship with the gods hasn't been damaged by your blunder. Awak continues to laugh at you every time you go to make offerings, but the rest of the gods are not so rude. You suspect they regard you as somewhat foolish, but as long as they are made offerings, they are content and continue to watch over the clan. The Strangers have also taken to making offerings as well, you notice, especially to Ursa, the bear. His speech is improving markedly, although it's smattered with as many of the Strangers words as yours. Apparently, in addition to teaching them how to mimic his strength, Ursa has been teaching them how to find good honey as well; the strangers coat themselves from head to toe in mud, before breaking open beehives and stealing the golden honeycomb within. Despite the risks, it's a practice that soon catches on among your clan - honeycomb is sweet and rich, a far cry from your usual fare and that justifies the stings, at least for some. The only exception to the spirits acceptance of you, is Nila. In four years, you've never once heard her voice, or felt the cool touch of her skin. She refuses to answer your call and offerings you make are always left, even as the others are accepted. You're not sure if she's angry at you, disappointed, or just grieving for your foolishness, but the result is the same.Your children have grown up well, at least! Sera is now twelve and learning to cast a spear or a stone, whenever she isn't helping Beren winnow the grain or grind the flour. She's maybe a few years from adulthood still, but her sharp features already have caught the eye of some of the boys her age... Or at least so she brags to you. The fact that you can no longer see your children aging cuts deeper than you like to admit, but they seem to realise that and do not talk about it for long.
>>44442158Ebba is now ten and just as placid as ever. It is she who spends most of her free time describing things to you, picking out colours and lights you can no longer appreciate, giving a little more detail to what you can feel with your left hand. Your son, Noh, is too young to remember a time you could ever see clearly. Five years old, he just accepts that you cannot see him and is constantly touching your legs, "So you know where I am and don't squash me!" As the chubbiness of his infant years starts to fall from his face, you can just about tell that he's going to look rather drawn, taking more from his mother's hooked face than your own. Strange for someone with such melancholy features to be so happy all the time, but you suppose that's one of the benefits of childhood.It is now late spring. You have enough food stored to last your family until early fall. Grain keeps a lot better than even smoked meat does, but keeping it in gourds is a little limiting.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Fisher +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation>Other
>>44442158So that's it? We can't ever be with Nila again? I didn't even vote to do the magic shit. :\
>>44442232>>Make something specialCraft a figure of Nila out of the geode we have left
Rolled 8, 9, 9, 8 = 34 (4d10)>>44442261forgot dice
>>44442232>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)Let's have a look at our stats first
>>44442273>>44442261Holy hell anon, second. Remember to pour our feelings of grief and love into it
>>44442279TrymJobs: Fisher 1 Craftsman 2 Leader 3Inactive: Hunter 3Injuries:Strength: 2Speed: 2Skill: 2Spirit: 0Wits: 2Charisma: 3Traits:Experienced Fisher: Gain a +3 to any attempt at fishing and a +1 to resist the effects of negative events while fishingEquipment: 4 javelinsFlint fishing spearFlint knifeFlint spearHide pantsHide tunicGoatskin jacketSlingWolf-claw knifeBelongings:Two white leavesA few great wolf’s teethGreat wolf’s headFine Charm of HealingAn empowered geodeThese are our stats from last game
>>44442273You wish you could still roll that many...>>44442280God dammit, why am I a sucker for emotional things like this? Fine...>>44442240Now I didn't say that, did I? I just said she's not answering your calls, not that she'd never forgive you.
Rolled 9, 6, 2, 6 = 23 (4d10)>>44442232>>44442261>>Make something special
>>44442279>>44442289Not quite. I updated some stuff which I've apparently been neglecting. My mistake.TrymAge: 33Jobs: Fisher 2 Craftsman 2 Leader 3Inactive: Hunter 3Injuries: Strength: 2Speed: 2Skill: 2Spirit: 1Wits: 2Charisma: 3Traits:Experienced Fisher: Gain a +3 to any attempt at fishing and a +1 to resist the effects of negative events while fishingBlind – Maximum of 1d10 for any task requiring sight. Other penalties may apply.Equipment: 4 javelinsFlint fishing spearFlint knifeFlint spearHide pantsHide tunicGoatskin jacketSlingWolf-claw knifeBelongings:A few great wolf’s teethGreat wolf’s headFine Charm of HealingAn empowered geode
>>44442315Only a maximum of 1d10? Does crafting with wits count? I figured we'd be crafting based on our memories of Nila
>>44442331Your good. I'm a sucker for sob-stories so allow you to use full dice this time...
>>44442346Aw, thanks RWB, you're too kind
Rolled 8, 1, 10, 4 = 23 (4d10)>>44442232>Make something special
>>44442346Hear that? We just have to do more feels-y stuff.I too am a sucker for sob-stories. Despite the tragedy we''ve encountered I can't help but love the drama introduced.
Alright, votes called and writing, as apparently everyone wants to make it up to fishwaifu.
>>44442587well, I know I am, especially since I wasn't there for that dumb magic vote. I want to fix what anons dun broke
Now you've regained enough of your dexterity to try, you want to make your mistake up to Nila. Her rejection is half of the pain you feel, easily equal to losing your sight. But how could you possibly..? The memory of the glowing, crystal-filled rock comes to you as the solution for your worries. You might just be able to turn it into something worthwhile...The process is slow, extremely slow. The crystal snaps and sheers at awkward angles that force you to work around it, into the stony shell. You can't afford to waste a single chip, as you carefully scrape away with flint and bone tools, pausing every few seconds to run your fingertips over the surface and make sure it's still perfect. Ebba sits by you most evenings, as you retreat into your own, tiny world of darkness. Your focus is so great, every sense in your body seems to be trying to make up for your blackened eyes. The heat of the fire; the scratch of your clothes; the path of a bead of sweat down your neck... The almost imperceptible sound of Ebba's breathing; the smell of the food Beren cooks; the scrape-scrape of your tools over the precious stone. "I can see colour," Ebba speaks up, softly, so as not to break your concentration. "Where you're scraping it smooth, it's showing layer after layer of colour. It's beautiful!"You smile and show your daughter your creation so far. She carefully turns it over, never taking it from your hands, as she looks closely at the slim waist and the long, finned tail."Is it going to be my mother?" she asks."It is," you nod. "I hope this will show her how sorry I am for ignoring her warnings."
>>44442970Ebba regards the small idol for a little longer, then nods, her hair brushing ticklishly against your arm. "I think she'll like it. She'll have to talk to us again after this.""She hasn't been speaking to you either?" you ask, surprised. "Why? You've done nothing wrong.""Mother and you are fighting," she explains. "But you're sorry and my mother won't hear it. I'm not saying she HAS to forgive you; you were REALLY stupid, pa... But she should at least listen. It's childish! So I'm not talking to her until she stops acting like a baby."You blink behind your blindfold, a hollow thud echoing in your chest. When did your little baby girl suddenly start acting so adult? There's times when she seems more mature than her sister even...Despite your best effort, your tools mean the small statue is not finished by the time summer comes. What you have started looks beautiful, according to Ebba and you can tell by touch that you're on the right path, but you just need more time.Fishermen say the wandering herders have returned to the valley. Your spectacular display frightened them away last time, but now they've returned. Apparently, they look wary and hold their hunting weapons tightly. The elders are considering sending a small group to show you mean no harm.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Fisher +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation>Go with the group to visit the herders>Other
Rolled 10 + 3 (1d10 + 3)>>44443009>>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Fisher +Trait -Blind)
>>44443078changing to >>44443098
Rolled 8, 8, 8, 5 = 29 (4d10)>>44443009>>Make something special>>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)|Finish the statue and see which of the tribe is most willing to hear the herders out
>>44443098What the ACTUAL fuck?! If you were at my table, I'd be telling you to swap dice by now, the amount of crits in this quest is unreal!
>>44443174the dice gods must be pitying us because of what happened, though I don't expect it to last
Only three votes, huh? I guess interest has dropped off after last night. Hope the blindness didn't scare anyone away...I wonder how the drawfag's going to record this little step in our history..?Ah, anyway, votes called? I guess?
>>44443629sorry, just woke up. >Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Fisher +Trait -Blind)
>>44443629Hey I thought you were writing. Sorry sooo this then >>44443098
>>44443629>needing more than 3 votes once a majority had been reached for over 40 minutesC'mon, Britfag, a lot of people would've just lurked and waited for the next vote.
>>44443765I dunno, I guess I just saw the vote as atypical...You probably caused enough problems last time with your display of magic... You decide it's probably better if you didn't try to accompany the small group that heads upstream to find the ford the next day. Instead, you keep yourself busy by fishing. Without your sight, you dare not use a fishing spear, for fear of catching someone's foot. Instead, you simply dip your left hand into the water, wait until you feel the disturbance of a fish swimming nearby and immediately smack it out, onto the bank like a beat. Before humans learned how to shape flint, you think, this must have been how we did everything... Just by hand and cunning. You've come a long way, you reflect.Amazingly enough, either luck is on your side, or you're a natural at this, as soon you've amassed a pile almost as respectable as if you'd used a spear all along! Even Elia and Galit are impressed when you return with your daughters and dogs guiding you."That's actually quite amazing," Galit admits. "Maybe you could teach Elia some time.""I doubt it," your brother shakes his head. "I'm getting much too slow for that sort of thing, these days." It's true that, at 40 years old, he's soon going to be considered an Elder."Pa's hands are very fast," Ebba nods. "Pa, you should try grabbing birds out of the air next!""Birds are too jumpy for that," disagrees Sera, a little sulkily. "I've tried! They just fly away as you try to sneak up on them..."You've gathered enough food for three, but that still leaves one person going hungry before the harvest comes in.The group sent to the herders returns, saying that while they're wary, they aren't hostile. They even agreed to trade goat meat, skins and bone, in exchange for grain. Given that Mesut controls the clan's grain, he readily agrees to this! The first signs of wealth start to appear...
>>44444271It is now late summer. What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Fisher +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation>Other
>>44444288>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Bring more land under cultivationwhile>continue carving statue of river girl in down time.
>>44444376Please remember that, while talking is a free action, attempting multiple actions will make each one less effective.
Rolled 9, 5, 7, 5 = 26 (4d10)>>44444288>>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>>Finish statue
>>44444406We can't carve the figurine at night time other unproductive down time?Then >See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Bring more land under cultivation
Rolled 4, 4, 2, 4 = 14 (4d10)>>44444288>>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>>Make something special
Rolled 3, 2, 9, 6 = 20 (4d10)>>44444288>>44444412this
>>44444271Holy crap, Elia's forty? I always thought he was younger then us. Also, does he have kids yet?
>>44444590No he doesn't. Strange, isn't it?Votes called and writing!
>>44444740That is strange, and a bit worrying. Is he sterile? Is Galit barren? Is something supernatural at work?
>>44444878Maybe he's just gay. You don't have to force your heteronormative agenda on everyone, anon.
>>44445036Sorry anon, I forgot to check my privilege.
>>44445036speaking of, when do we invent stone age tumblr?
>>44445277I'd rather invent fucking rockstop. Captcha is crazy right now.
Rolled 6, 10, 8, 6 = 30 (4d10)>>44444412Yes, let's finish it.
RWB still there? :(
Fucking hell, I think I fell asleep there. What is wrong with me? I must be getting oldThe clan's attitude towards you is unusual... A good deal of your mysticism was stripped away by your accident and subsequent blindness, but the marks it left on you cause some of the more nervous of your kin to recoil outright. This makes information gathering somewhat difficult, but overall, you get the opinion the clan is relatively happy. The gods haven't turned their backs on them due to your mishap (even Nila still accepts offerings from the rest of the clan) and despite initial reluctance, everyone agrees that not having to worry about the herds being hunted out of existence is definitely a plus. There's still some stigma surrounding "Eating grass like a dumb animal," as some of the more hidebound elders put it, but by and large, people are just glad to have enough to eat. With plenty of food, there's more room for children too, so within a few years, the clan should see a veritable population explosion!With Noh quickly growing enough to become a burden on your food, you try to look to the fields to expand, but your attention is too divided. Without any kind of direction, the workers you can assemble to expand their fields and yours soon drift away to their own devices. You, meanwhile continue work on the statuette for Nila. You've never worked with something like the geode before... The smooth, very slightly abrasive surface of the river-rounded stone gives way to something glossy and almost slippery where you polish it.
>>44446441Speak of the devil>>44446475And he shalt apear
>>44446475Little by little, you grind away protruding crystals, Ebba carefully collecting the glittering dust. That blessed girl has become your eyes, telling you how the powdered crystal sparkles like the stars as she carefully catches it on a smooth sheet of leather and stores it in a gourd for later use. Finally, the offering is complete. You've never made anything as fine as this and with your sight gone, it is likely you never will again, but your sorrow, regret and love all went into making this statue, guiding your hands until you have shaped the geode into a coiled likeness of Nila, in her form of a half-fish, half-woman. Your entire family is quietly awed by your work."If not for you giving this to Nila," Beren remarks, "That would be passed down to our grandchildren and beyond. It's beautiful..!"You have captured Nila's likeness well (if slightly stylistically). You have crafted a Small Masterwork Stone Idol.Do you wish to name your creation?
>>44446485A Fool's Solice
>>44446485I'm shit at naming objects but probably something having to do with our agony over her leaving us, without becoming to edgy.
>>44446485>>44446521*solaceOtherwise, I second this
>>44446485The River's Jewel
>>44446521Yeah, Supporting "A Fool's Solace"
>>44446485Masterwork? Hot damn
>>44446853Just so you're all aware? The success levels for crafting items are as follows:>Shoddy (only revealed after it fucks up the first time)>Average>Fine>Superior>Masterwork>Exceptional>Legendary>Transcendent
We should make something nice for Beren next. No doubt she is as rocked by our disability as we are, and she has been a good wife. I wonder if all our pining for Nila makes her jealous?
>>44446993Well, she actually encouraged us to screw her so I dunno
>>44446993Beren likes confidence, so lets just take up a leading role in something suitable. But then again, gifts couldn't hurt.
>>44447014Yeah but ever since we became blind we've been worrying nonstop about getting back into Nila's good graces without considering how this tragedy has effected our loyal wife. I think Beren deserves something, a personal crafted gift and perhaps a heart to heart talk.
Should research another crops and "give" it to another tribe member to counter Mesut's growing hold of the wealth it brings
>>44447071I still think it was a bad idea to give Mesut control over the harvest. It wasn't even a player choice if I remember correctly. He just said he wanted control and we almost eagerly agreed, which was surprising, because we had a relatively high charisma/persausion roll.
>>44447070I agree that she does deserve something, but what?
>>44447150Yeah I never understood why the decision was left out of our hands
>>44446924The fact that we crafted a masterwork idol while blind is impressive.
>>44447150That's because you only JUST passed. You got his support, but with stipulations. It was a brand new, revolutionary idea and Mesut is no push-over, if a little conservative.>>44447285Damn right it was. I'm impressed and I EXPECTED it to be good, with your whole dice pool. Maybe I should have raised the barrier... Naaah.Okay, We're going with A Fool's Solace then. Votes counted, called and writing!
My suggestion for now onwards is to either focus on experimenting with magic so we can do something even while blind. Finding out more about what you can safely and can not would also be useful for future generations. Or we can discard that and involve ourselves completely into the tribe politics since we have high CHA and leader skill.
>>44447788this a thousand times. We're ineffective for anything else now...
>>44447696WAKE UP YE BASTARD!!!
Rolled 14 (1d20)>>44447696Wake up fucker
Rolled 510 (1d1000)>>44447696rolling for RWB to wake up
>>44448567failed, take 10 damage
>>44448567You failed and you are now blind.
>>44578490>>4442R459SDJc jhqwid h
>>44448492>>44448567FACKOFF YA CUNTS! I DON'T DO MORNINGS!A statue like this needs a name... There's almost something alive inside it, but not quite. Knowing the emotions you poured into, there's only one appropriate name. You carefully wrap the Fool's Solace in soft leathers and stand, telling your daughters to remain behind this time. You take only a handful of the dogs with you, for guidance and protection. Making your way to the river's edge, you sit quietly until the sun begins to dip and the fishers take in their nets and spears to head home. A few call out to you, asking if you'll need help, but you re-assure them. One of the very few advantages of your injury is that darkness no longer holds the terror for you, that it would for any right-thinking human.Alone at last, you un-wrap your precious bundle, running your fingers over it one last time to ensure it is perfect. You carefully place it on the altar the clan has set up, the river just lapping at its lowest stones. The soft glow of the statue's exposed crystal gently illuminates the humbler offerings around it, not that you can see any such thing. You sink to your knees and for what feels like the thousandth time, recite how sorry you are, how much you want to hear something, anything from her... And unlike hundreds of appeals before, you are answered...
>>44449082>MorningsI thought you were a, you know, Britfag?
>>44449082>>44449234Yeah it's what, 22:45 over there?
>>44449299Nice catch man I don't know what would've happened if that'd been ignored. :^)
If we have honey, Then we have mead.
Just got back home from vacation with the family, and while it would be polite to refrain from comments i have to.People are fucking stupid. A fucking bar of dynamite equivalent explosion nearly killed us. Any attempt to calm a deep river involves orders of magnitude more and continuous application of energy. Fucking think people. Don't be morons ffs!And we wasted fucking years with no gain, and will soon have to retire our inventor and focus on wealth gathering. Magic research after what we learned should have been done only on disposable assets, and not actually used without testing or in moments of absolute desperation. Fuck.
>>44449896The bait was too tasty to resist
>>44449896/tg/ sometimes gets dumb in its quests, like "I try to eat Erebus" dumb or "I put on the mask" dumb
>>44449896Too late mon. Now its magic or bust. Got to get rid of Blind ASAP.
>>44449896>>44449963>>44450029>>44450083These sum it all up pretty well.
>>44449234>>44449277Details. Urgh... Sorry.>>44449082"Why?" You didn't even hear her emerge from the river; there must have barely been a ripple. "Why did you do it, after I warned you not to?"You can't read her tone, but you can tell Nila is struggling to hold back some kind of emotion. "I-""Did all of my care, all of my affection for you really mean so little that you'd just ignore me?" she spits, interrupting your attempt at explanation. "I gave you my first and only child to raise; I fed you; taught you; aided you and you repay me by ignoring everything I said and the spirit in which I gave it, throwing your own life away?!" You can't see the blow coming, nor brace for it, so the heavy, razor-edged smack of her tail and fin across the side of your face knocks you sprawling. You hear your dogs start to bark and snarl in defense of their 'alpha' but suddenly, a split-second of heart-stopping dread washes through you, blotting out any kind of reason but the piercing, ice-cold thought that you need to RUN. Just as quickly as it comes however, even as you're rising shakily to your feet, it passes and you hear the dogs yelping and whining as they back down.The cold, clawed, webbed feeling of Nila's hand closes about your neck, not quite tight enough to strangle you, but more than enough to lift you clean off the ground, your feet kicking in the air as your hands scrabble at her grip. She shakes you like a doll, screaming into your face. "YOU! STUPID! THOUGHTLESS! SELFISH! THICK-HEADED! ARROGANT! MORTAL IDIOT!" You're weightless for a moment as she hurls you through the air, slamming into the bank with enough force that you feel one of your ribs crack. You struggle to regain your breath, as you hear her slither towards you at a horrifying pace. You've never fully appreciated before the gulf between a new, nameless, ill-formed god and something that has had time to grow into itself; it's like comparing an infant to a grown hunter!
>>44450029So basically /tg/ is Magicka.BANANA.
>>44450029That shit with Erebus was fucking mind boggling stupid. Why did anyone think consuming our progenitor was a good idea?
>>44450366We love you too Nila.
>>44450029>I put on the maskNo one cared about BQ until we put on the mask.
>>44450366Well fuck, rub it in why don't you, we're already fucking blind.
>>44450366Slithering, eel-like coils wrap around you from your waist down, Nila herself pinning your arms to your body. Your head starts to swim and in a moment of airless levity, you think that you're lucky your vision can't get any darker... Until you hear the sobbing.Nila is sobbing, wailing, bawling into you as you realise that, through some miracle, her anger is at last spent. You can't even wriggle your arms free to pat her back, as she screams into your shoulder, venting four years of pent-up anger, frustration and worry. Little by little, the coils loosen and shift into legs; her cold river-water blood becoming red, warm and human. You can feel the light and warmth of the sun slip over the horizon and still she continues to cry.Finally, after what seems like an eternity, you feel her hands reach up and gently pull at the blindfold covering your eyes. At once, you snap them shut, afraid of what she'll do if she sees them, but you feel Nila's hand on your cheek, her grief-wracked and broken voice imploring you, "Please... Let me see."The sight of your broken, blackened eyes brings yet further tears to her own. If only... If only you could look into them once more, see that strange honey-amber yellow... Something less physical than your rib shatters inside you and you join her in your mutual misery.Once eyes are dried, she at last releases you and delicately fixes your blindfold. "No more, Trym," she says with a shaking voice. "No more. Not ever again. I can't take this... Call and... A-and I'll answer, but I'll never again lo-" You hear her voice muffle as she presses a hand to her mouth and stifles a new sob. "I was an idiot to think a mortal would ever understand..." Your ears twitch at the soft scrap of stone on stone, as she picks up A Fool's Solace. "...It's beautiful," she says at length. "I've never seen its equal. I shall treasure it, always."
>>44450558For a half-moment, your heart can almost see, almost FEEL her clutching the precious statue to her breast."Nila-" you try to begin, but you are once again cut off."Just go," she breathes. "Please... Just... Go."You haul yourself to your feet, wincing at the pain in your chest and click your tongue for your dogs, who hesitantly approach, still wary of the supernatural terror Nila instilled in them."Trym?" she says, just as you start to walk away."Yes?" You turn your head, as if to look back, praying and hoping against all reason to see her just once... Only to be met, as ever, with darkness, without even a star's gleam for light."...I forgive you," she whispers. A soft splash breaks the night's quiet. A fish jumping, or..? You wait on, counting your heartbeats for time. At over a hundred, you are forced to realise that Nila is gone.
>>44450558Dammit Red, this is too much
>>44450513This isn't really about rubbing it in. This is more about how she feels.>>44450466You may, but she can't... Not anymore. Not after what happened to you.>>44450639It is early autumn. One of your family will go hungry unless you can find some food for them, somehow.What will you do?>Hunt the aurochs 1d10 (Strength -Blind)>Fish in the river 1d10 (Skill +Fisher +Trait -Blind)>Explore the forest>Explore up the valley>Explore the hills>Try and investigate something new>Make something special>See what the mood of the clan is like, talk to people and get to know them (free)>Change your active jobs and examine your inventory (free)>Try to summon a new god>Make offerings to a god>Bring more land under cultivation>Other
>>44450558>>44450639So she'll never love us again? Doesn't seem like she forgives us
>>44450677>You may, but she can't... Not anymore. Not after what happened to you.well good fucking job guys, you broke her
>>44450677Damn, I'm sobbing. Badly. And this is pretty much my first time I'm here. Thanks for the feels to begin with.Also, I would like to>Fish in the riverWe're still somewhat good at it, right?
>>44450677>we still have to get food despite being blindWhere's our welfare pay?Being blind is making me laugh more than I expected.
>>44450712My ex forgave me for my mistakes, too. Still, she doesn't love me anymore because of them. Feels bad, but is completely reasonable.
>>44450677>Try to summon a new godWe need a new God, the God of Man
>>44450677Really? Then >>44442240was right, because this isn't being with Nila. I wouldn't call this forgiveness either. Fuck, this really puts a bad taste in my mouth
I guess some girls can't handle stuff when the going gets tough, it's a sad kinda feel. Maybe we could talk to the Stag, go for the pride wounded man is ready to accept his scolding and seeks advice route, maybe ask if they know a way to restore our sight? Maybe get more magic rock and make an eye outta it or maybe some paint that goes over and around our eyes.
>>44450797Backing this. If we don't, someone else will.
Drawfag here, holy shit what did I miss! Well I guess I got some chronicling to do. This may take a bit not home yet. Wonder if we have seen Sqode about of late and what he thinks?
>>44450677I think the time has finally come to ask for help... As demeaning as it can be, we need it
>>44450819We should become that God. Forgive a quest for each of our deities to get a little power and become more spirit than man, recover our eyes, reclaim all.
>>44450889Imagine the fables about our relationship with nila
>>44442291>>44450677We were trying to get back together, not forgive us. She beat the shit out of a blind man and took the statue that we made while fucking blind, and all we get is a 'I forgive you but don't actually?' Fuck that, she's still being childish and that isn't forgiveness
>>44450677>demand welfare pay from the elders and tell them to check their privileges
>>44450889I like this idea
>>44450925I like THIS idea
>>44450925don't forget to dye our hair with blue berry juice.
It'd interesting if we started the common myth element of losing sight to obtain knowledge/wisdom
>>44450889This sounds like the perfect end to our final arc someday. Maybe Red will think about this.
>>44450889A blind cripple god huh? God of the year award. GOTY™
She beat the shit out of us and took our shit that we offered as an olive branch. What exactly is forgiving about that? Why should we even call her? We're barely better then we started
>>44451019Think about Hephaistos or Tyr. Hephaistos was badly crippled and Tyr was blind and missing a hand, if I remember correctly. Still, they were gods. And not just some minor ones.
>>44451019Who loves crafting stuff. And hooked up with the hot God, whom will likely hook up with someone else now. I thibk we all know whom we would be
>>44451019Blind gods are a thing in many religions.
>>44451040Meant to quote >>44450795Reasonable this is not
>>44450919Well what the fuck did you want to happen, break ups suck man and shit doesn't get fixed because you want it to
>>44450925>>44450967Aha. Ahahaha. Ahaha. Hahaha. Ha.No. SJWs wouldn't survive in the stone age. They contribute nothing and drain the resources and patience of everyone around them.Honestly, they'd be shocked: When a society has less to go around, people tend to be very egalitarian. Notice how there's no legal or societal difference between men and women in your clan (yet)? That's because everyone works, or dies. If you lose a part of the group, you risk losing all of it. So everyone helps, everyone pulls their own weight.>>44450919>>44451040Humans are complicated creatures and gods even moreso. She vented her anger and frustration on a 'cause' but didn't finish it, as she knew you weren't honestly to blame (at least to her). She didn't scorn you or turn you away; she accepted the gift you made for her as an apology and she forgave you.But (Spoiler alert) she's hurt. She trusted you and you just blithely disregarded her, showing an utter lack of concern for her advice and feelings. Then you nearly died and she was TERRIFIED you would. She did her best to save you and you were still crippled. The fact that you nearly died also hurt her, even as it hurt you. She doesn't want to risk that hurt again, especially as you're a mortal. She'll just return after death - you can't.>>44450997I'll certainly consider it, but you don't even know if it's POSSIBLE yet, in general, or for Trym specifically.And while I'm sorry I may have broken a few hearts, at least I know my writing's effective. Nila may not be lost to you, or to humanity forever, but it's going to take some time for these scars to fade. Keep in mind, she's still mentally rather young. Human thoughts and emotions are less than a decade old to her.
>>44451099Not to get our shit beat in and walk away with nothing? I'd have preferred if she just refused our statue and told us she'd never see us. That's like taking a dude's jewelry that he gave to help mend the relationship and then break up with us anyway. She didn't have to accept
Can Trym just die already so we can start over?
>>44451130So... Let me get this straight.. We just fucked, and had a baby with what is essentially a kid? A god kid yeah but still... We are become pedobear! Destroyer of tight anuses
>>44451130I like it.Ok let's ask some spirits for help as to become more spirit like or if such a thing could be possible. I think I feel the Crows clawing at us... Darn it all
>>44451194In time anon, in time. There's still plenty of chances to turn things around. Or fuck up worseOf course, if you WANT him to die right now, vote for it! If it gets a majority, we'll skip ahead to a child. That's how this quest goes; one bloodline throughout history.>>44451195Well, she has an adult's capacity to process information and input, but not the experience. It's hard to draw a parallel to humans, as much as it's sometimes hard to forget, she ISN'T one!If it helps, remember she's been the spirit of that river and every river-beastie in it for thousands upon thousands of years. She knew EXACTLY what doing the do was about!
>>44451194Not like this. He did well over a lot of time and because of a 'minor mistake' that even a critical success couldn't prevent from happening won't stop at least me from trying to get this guy back on the tracks again. He will be alright, better than ever before. Trust the dice and our decisions, dude. It worked for sixteen and a half thread.
>>44451253I will actually vote to sabotage as much as possible
>>44451253Admit it your just as salty as the rest of us. RWB fucked us over and he doesn't give two shits. It's not going to get fixed
>>44451290Alright, saltlick, you want it in black and... Slightly off-blue?There is a way to recover your sight. Looking at the vote, you're on track for it, maybe.
>>44451253No fuck you, I'll samefag and sabotage until Trym and his line are dead. If even one misstep gives RWB the go ahead to fuck us over completely then fuck that I will actively ruin this questbecause RWB's a cunt
>>44451315Sounds like spirit and magic is the way to go.
>>44451345Dude, chill.... It's just a game.. of words... over the fucking internet.Wtf dude?
>>44451345Calm the fuck down, it's called consequences and we are on the shit end of the stick for them. Life's tough, deal with it
>>44451264>>44451345Honestly guys... If you're rustled this badly because of something someone on the internet wrote and which is even reversible, maybe you're not old enough for the internet yet.
>>44451414When has that stopped anons from being mad? People can get mad at anything
>>44451448Nope I want to start over, I don't accept these consequences because it was a shit decision
>>44451345And then god said: "Let there be that guy!"Shortly thereafter, he regretted it.
>>44451451Ruining a quest is fun though, even if at first it was because your salty.
>>44451498well, deal with it
>>44451539Alright, votes called! This is a lively thread alright; we might even hit auto-sage... Now let's see here...
>>44451498>The other anons decided to do something I didn't agree with.>Therefore, I shalt cry. Cry until I silence all others>>>tumblrIn all seriousness, this is part of a quest. You aren't roleplaying a character. WE are. WE are in this together. And personally, I accept the challenge that we've been given.Look at it like this, we've just entered hard mode. It's our job to make it our bitch.
Has Red fallen asleep again? Or is he writing down the most epic recovery since Britney 2007?
>>44451130She broke our ribs in anger, that's scorn. She didn't turn us away, but she did injure and scare us. Nila should be the one aplogizing to us, especially as you said she doesn't really think it's our fault.
Voting for calling out to the crow that chaotic neutral douche is likely our best hope for now. Ask him about regaining our sight and becoming a spiritual being. Humour him some but cut to the chase...
>>44451580I have followed this quest for a while, in the past i have read many other but this is the first time a GM has made this sort of choice. I must say that i asked someone un-invested in the character about this and they agreed that you should not have offered the choice to use magic. I will stand by what i imagine is a fair part of the people watching this quest and say that you have made a bad choice but how you deal with this will decide if you are a good QM
>>44451863Well the other half of the equation is that she is essentially a fey spirit, not quite a human at all and her reaction seems to match up with the tales and fables relating to fey spirits
>>44451887Honestly, I think what RWB has done here is great, and something that most QMs fear to do. He gave us a choice that was extremely risky. Now usually, if this something like this happened, I'd be pissed, but in all fairness, we HAD the context to prove how risky this was. A n expert on the use of magic told us how dangerous this could be, and the outcome for the action we undertook was totally justifiable. But either way, shit happens, it always has and always will, so we can either sit here and cry for a Retcon (which will not happen) or we can try to salvage the situation at hand, which has been confirmed possible by >>44451315Also, on the off chance that anyone is interested, I had a fundamental misunderstanding of that vote option, I had assumed we would simply throttle up on our magic as far as we safely could and see what effect it would have on the river. To see what we were capable of; not to prove that we were capable of something specific.
>>44451887I'll agree that it was a stupid decision, but it shouldn't have been ignored entirely. Anons should have known better. I did. I voted for the boat. Lifting 30 fish blew us off our feet and knocked us out cold. Jumping to trying to split a river as the next step with LITERALLY no extra training was stupid. It was very stupid, and RWB is right to punish us for it.Just out of curiosity, RWB, what did we have to roll over to not die?
>>44452108>He gave us a choice that was suicidalFixed.
>>44452167> and we took it..
>>44452167It wasn't suicidal though. We lived. In the literal sense it was just risky as shit. It wasn't 100% pepsi time.
>>44452108I don't care about the sight, I'm more miffed about what happened with Nila and her violent non-forgiveness. I don't think there's a way to mend that
>>44452199>and lived to tell the tale!Always look on the bright side of life~
>>44452167God damn it this again? We already went through it beginning here >>44434880
>>44452233Tell that to Trym. You monster!
>>44452221There probably isn't. At least without a hyper experienced playwright-fag to come along and make RWB cry dramatic tears of sadness all over his keyboard. But hey, on the bright side, this will make a great story for generations to come. And the BEST part is, we can still shape it into something beautiful in its own right.
>>44452199From what I gather, there was a severe misunderstanding going on as to what we were capable of, and RWB fucked us over on it with even a critical success. That's not good game design, no DM I know pulls shit like that. It's not cool to pull running a game with friends, and it's certainly not cool to pull it during a game with collective strangers. It was a trap option, and he was not brave or inventive for including or allowing it. If I told a DM I wanted to jump off a cliff and fly and had no ability that allowed me to, he'd tell me 'fuck no, that's retarded, you'll die'
>>44452233Life's a piece of shit,when you look at it.Life's a laugh death's a joke, it's true.You'll see it's all a showkeep 'em laughing as you go.Just remember that the last laugh is on you!
>>44452341But he DID specify that it's fucking dangerous and will most likely kill us in past threads... If you're so ass-hurt about this why are you still here fucking up our fun?
>>44452313>remember that guy that found out how plants work? He became blind and shit
>>44452313why? I spent a lot of my own time suggesting to make Nila's first gift, I was the one who suggested her name after one anon suggested she be named Nila, and I was the one who suggested making the geode into a statue so she'd forgive us. Why should I put with a decision that tanked that invested with one bullheaded decision I wasn't even a part of?
>>44452437*she be named Nile
>>44452382who said I was here to fuck up your fun? I'm just pointing out the bullshit, as I did earlier.
>>44452437Because this is a game that involves the cooperation of many individuals and grow the fuck up.
>>44452108>>44452149I react to your statements and agree, we can't ignore the fact we made the choice and the penalties it bring but i'd like to ask if in future we can have three things things; one we are show if we can even pass an option, two that we are given a chance to re-vote, even if just this once. i also think that we should change the penalty to something a but less destructive. we could have lost a arm and/or part of our eyesight but this is incredibly limiting as we can't do much of anything. We could have retained control of tyrm and gained control of our "descendant" or instead been offered a choice of results like death or different wounds, i realise that you, running this quest have made your mind up on what shall happen, and that everyone watching has too but i just want us to consider that this was a major vote that passed by like the vote for our child's name. something which almost killed us received the same attention as something that is purely "visual" if that makes sense, it held no value. i am rambling now and chances are he won't see this so see you all next thread or maybe i won't
New thread soon?
>>44452512Ok then. Bullshit acknowledged. Now can we go back to the quest?
>>44452383Remember Trym? The slayer and lover of gods. The man who united the tribe in one of its hardest times. The man who allowed our tribe to grow and flourish with the invention of farming. The man who tamed the wolves to be our loyal companions. And who could forget his lesson in humility, that even the greatest of men can fall when they become too prideful.And this is only what we've done so far, we have a chance to continue and leave a great legacy, lets take that fucking chance.>>44452437Because we're all equals here. It doesn't matter if an anon has been here since thread one or or thread sixteen, all we are are players, there are no ranks among us. Plenty of decisions I haven't agreed with have passed, but once they're chosen, you don't see me whining about them.>>44452532You should stick around. I have faith in both RWB and the playerbase to fix things. Don't give up hope.
>>44452525And a decision that fucks over many individuals is fair? >>44451345 >>44451264these two chucklefucks are saying they will actively fuck us over and samefag a vote to kill us off, and given the way participation works and how informed we are on a vote they could do it. That's bs.
>>44452597Man... get over it. Quests come and go, enjoy them while they last and don't sweat the samefags. They will get their's one day.
>>44452532We're too far on the other side of this storyline to pull off a retcon now, to be honest I'm pretty torn on how to feel, on the one hand our hubris was struck down with appropriate legendary splendor but you're right on the fact that the vote didn't appear to have much weight to it and if it was going to be such a huge turning point in the story then there might have been more to give that impression.It's not like the story is ruined though. I just know that personally I am going to be more cautious in my voting since there are landmines like this around
>>44452593Maybe I will stay, honestly It'll take more than this to shake me but this all reminds me of the AI quest fiasco about the ending but that is what is affecting me to make sure this goes better, even if only slightly.Not bad for my fist posting on 4chan.
You will not be blind for the rest of your life. You refuse to let that fate rest. As the warmth of summer starts to turn into the colours and cold of autumn, colours you can never see again, your detrmination turns hard as stone. None of the gods can help you, but Nila mentioned once that you might be able to call one forth to help Beren in childbirth. Perhaps, just perhaps, if there is a god of humans, as there is one of stags and birds and bears and of course, the river, he (or she) could be called forth and asked to heal you?You have precious little idea how to begin, but you know where. The glade where the gods assembled and you named them was special; you're certain of it. Hastily, you gather your things, give your family a swift farewell and whistle for the dogs, making all speed possible for the glade. Once there, you carefully start a fire, the dogs watching your back as you make offering after offering, sending your silent call out into the True Wild, as Lugal had named it. Your cry for help however, is not answered by any man. Instead, two much more familiar figures find you at almost the same time."Long way for a blind man to be from home, isn't it human?" growls Soqed's voice, as he pads around you. "You're calling for someone, hm? A spirit of humans? Now I wonder why that might be-?""Isn't it obvious?" cackles another voice, this one from high above you. "He fucked up and now he's trying to dodge the consequences! Typical human! Kahahaha!"You can feel Soqed instantly sag. His display of predatory pacing stops and you hear the smack of a hand across his face. "Oh goodie. You're here too.""Of course I am!" Awak chuckles, "I'm never going to miss a chance to watch him scramble out of this one! Human! I'll say this much for you: I was wrong! You ARE interesting after all! I cannot WAIT until they send YOU down the river! I'm longing for a chance to really pick your brains, heheheh! But for now, I'll settle for watching."
>>44452532Why should we be given more knowledge than our character?
>>44452684That's a lot of red.
>>44452593I'm 'whining' because I care about this quest, and I'm disappointed that one decision irrevocably changed it and we had no chance in succeeding whatsoever.
>>44452532 <--(me)well this is interesting, I think the crow is implying he eats our dead. we should tell our people that.
>>44452771huh... good point. Might need to look into that since that crow is an asshole and denying him pleasure will be enjoyable.
>>44452771>>44452793That's not RWB
>>44452793>>44452771He is definitely god of death...Possibly Nurglebird?>>44452810Could of dropped trip man.
>>44452762Why would I be here if I didn't care? Also, RWB HIMSELF stated that we can reverse(or in some way fix) our blindness. Stop complaining, most of us care, and we aren't going to fix anything if we don't work together.>>44452771I think he was implying he was going to defile us specifically, but hey, lets invent propaganda while we have the chance, it's not like the crow has any redeeming qualities. That we know of.
>>44452825RWB does not use a trip.
>>44452856shit, you're right still an interesting thing
Also, thread is autosaging, it'll probably be a bit before we need a page 9 warning but I just thought I would bring it to everyone's general attention.
>>44452836I don't care about the blindness, it's the relationship with Nila I care about, which you admitted was likely not possible to mend. That said, I've already aired out my criticism so I'll stop here. I'm not going to stop criticizing him in the future though if I think he fucked up
>>44452884We will go down with the thread, i give her a few hours at most at our current rate of posting.
>>44452908gentlemen it has been an honour bickering over something so small and petty.
>>44452810>>44452825>>44452856>>44452836see pic>>44452903Honestly I don't have a problem with criticism, I just don't like people clogging threads with it, but by all means, if you're pissed let it be known.
>>44452726because this is a game, not just a story. There's things that a player character can and cannot do, and games generally define those things from the start. It's an acceptable break in verisimilitude, just as having stats is.
>>44452939huh, beat me to it, gg.>>44452983While I do support us having a little bit of extra knowledge now and then, most of this stuff is "behind the curtain", so to speak. It's stuff that only the QM and spectators should truly know.
>>44452684"Why are you here?" sighs Soqed, "I know you're calling for someone new, but why here?""It's just like Awak said," you admit, "I want my sight back. I want to be able to see again, to see the colours of the leaves in fall and to see my family and my clan... I'm not trying to dodge the consequences for my actions; just to repair them. A spirit of humans could help me do that.""Hmmh," Soqed grunts, "Well, I could help you. It's certainly within my power to do so. But it's not in my nature; a blind human makes so much easier prey than a seeing one." You feel his breath hot on your neck as he leans in from your side, "And in the end, that's what really matters to the pack... Prey.""Oh pay no attention to that over-excited fleabag," snorts Awak, "Why don't *I* lend you a hand instead? I'll tell you this for free, human, if you're looking for a spirit of your kind, you are in the wrong place! I've been all over the True Wild and I've not seen even one of your kind anywhere. A few who LOOK like you, at least to your eyes-" he stops and sniggers, "Ooops, sorry! Sore spot? Anyway, there IS another place you could try.""Where is it?" you ask, but Awak cuts you off with a tutting sound. You can almost see him shaking a feather like a finger."Now now, remember what I said about payment up front? Raw meat. Pony up, mortal."Luckily, you came prepared for something like this. You pull a rabbit corpse from your bag and place it on the ground. Given you ARE dealing with a god, even one as belligerent as Awak, you think it best to say a few words. "Awak the trickster, sharp of tongue and dark of wing, accept this offering of life and flesh. Your insight is needed, your far-seeing eyes are needed. Accept this offering and in turn, I pray you give me your assistance."
>>44453069He's gonna laugh at us and want human sacrifices right?
>>44453069I would go with soqed's help in this situation really. I absolutly HATE that nigger>>44453107kek
>>44453069Just out of curiosity, would our wolves fight soqed if he were to attack us?
>>44453135They would most likely be dead by the time he breathes out. Not Britfag btw
>>44453135Did you see Jurassic World. The velociraptor vs the Indominus rex... it would be like that.
>>44453069A clapping of wings almost sounds like applause for your sanctification, as Awak leaps down form his perch and you are forced to endure the sound of him ripping into the rabbit's carcass for a while, complete with tearing skin and ripping sinew, breaking bones and you SWEAR you hear both the rabbit's eyeballs pop as Awaks beak stabs down, once-twice! Finally however, it seems his hunger is sated."Aaah... You people need to give me stuff like that more often. Here's a little bit of wisdom from the 'trickster'. Well, three pieces actually! How's THAT for a bargain? First, I never lie when asked a question. Second, I will never tell you the truth. Third, when you humans offer it like that, you'd do well to remember what that watery bint said about names.""In other words," coughs Soqed, apparently he hasn't left yet... Maybe he doesn't trust Awak not to say something stupid? "Keep doing it. We like it better that way.""And now for the location!" caws the bird. Follow my voice, blackeyes! And do try to keep up! Bring those little puppies of yours too!"Following Awak's calls of mixed encouragement and insults, you leave the grove behind you, trekking blindly through the forest. Thank everything for your dog pack, or you're sure you would never find your way home. With them keeping you from walking into trees, you blindly make your way over several days, Awak roosting sometimes right on top of your sleeping form, until you lift your head, sniffing and catching woodsmoke on the breeze. "Awak?" you ask, "Is that a forest fire?""What? No no, don't be daft," the crow scoffs. "We're near your village.""What? If this is a trick-!""I don't lie to you, remember?" Awak's voice is suddenly so uncharacteristically serious, you're taken off-guard."Sorry... But, why here?""Well, OBVIOUSLY, this place has an absolutely GORGEOUS view of your little patch of the worl- Oh, whoops~!" The crow god is back to his usual mocking ways. "Nevermind. Not far now!"
Well remember the Crow is the literal incarnation of Chaotic Neutral, so remember we are dealing with the Joker. Soqed not be a definite ally but we do know his character
>>44451130>Nila may not be lost to you, or to humanity forever, but it's going to take some time for these scars to fade.I've been meaning to ask, what do you mean? Do you mean it's not improbable to win her heart back or whatever, and put her faith back in humanity?
>>44453212WE are becoming the first god of mankind aren't we? I'm so excited!! EEEEK
>>44453224I think that it may take generations for her to recover, but keep up the good work. Do not sacrifice our Wolf/Dogs, ask Soqed what he suggests for our eyes. Also maybe we can do something like give the one whom helps us a title or better yt a shape, a shape that means them, a rune if you will. Something to mark something as theirs.
>>44453224All my sympathy for Nila was lost when she decided to first tell us that "She had the experience of several lifetimes" and then proceeded to throw a hissy fit better suited to a teenager when we took a risk and it backfired on us. Seriously who the hell gives the silent treatment for four years?
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>>44453312Four years is like a day for a spirit.
>>44453312Also she seems to forget that we are mortal. We are meant to die, and our deaths are very small matters.
>>44453273This is a good idea. We should also make Nila a rune, as another token to show that we love her, even if she doesn't love us back. She will know that we will not let her go.Still a better love story than twilight.>>444533226>>44453312If she was being measured in human terms, which RWB said was difficult, she is a teenager.
>>44453312And then after the silent treatment, beat the shit out of us when we can came to earnestly apologize and offer up something incredibly valuable and thoughtful to her. Oh, and then 'forgive' us in a way that made it completely clear we were not forgiven. What a bitch.
>>44453338I kind of doubt that since Trym apparently went to her shrine hundreds of times during those four years. She must have known how long it was for Trym.
>>44453273>>44453312I appreciate the answers, though I want to see what RWB says.
unrelated but this is kinda trippyhttps://youtu.be/e9P9_QM8cN8
>>44453367See >>44450919 and the ensuing conversation on that topic
>>44453312From what it sounds like she'll continue to give us the silent treatment until we call on her. Glad to know we wasted a geode on the cunt, thanks RWB
>>44453212You can feel the change the moment you step into the area... Wherever it is... There's something different in the air here, like the glade, but with its own unique ring. Awak is as good as his word, it seems."There you go," he declares proudly. "And as an added bonus, you can even get home quickly! Right, I'm off. You have fun messing with things you don't understand, but then, you already know all about that, don't you?" His mocking laughter slowly vanishes, as you hear the beating of jet-black wings launching him into the sky.This is the place. Your call at the glade may not have worked, but here, you can almost feel the air of somewhere else blowing in your face. It seems almost alive, each breeze touching you curiously and pulling back, never threatening, but unsure of what you are. You have no wood to make a fire and few offerings left, but all the same, you sit yourself down and fold your legs. You let the other place touch you once again and this time send it back with a single, simple though: A request for help.All at once, you feel a shift in your mind. You're still there, still on top of the ridgeline that overlooks the wide fields of wild grain and your little village, but your mind is halfway in another place altogether; a place you cannot see, but which all at once brings a tear to your blighted eyes. You can feel the warm embrace of your mother; teh comfort of a warm fire; the kinship of the pack; the laughter of your son and daughters... Everything good surrounds you and brings you a feeling of peace."Help me," you say, your mouth remaining closed, but the words spoken in your mind. You relate the story of your foolishness and pride, of your pain and fall, of Nila's anger and not-really-forgiveness-
>>44453468I don't blame RWB I blame Nila.
>>44453466>breaks up suck>she's a complicated women and ain't no man gonna contain herall shitty excuses for her behavior, behavior which she should be called out on by either Trym or her daughter.
>>44453548Everyone quit botching something awesome is happening right now
>>44453589this desu senpai
>>44453477The other place stops you and memories of flowing water, of talking and laughing and loving with the river goddess flow through your mind and into the Other Place for it to see. Something resonates back at you, a different tone to the memories of love and kinship, but wiser, more understanding and speaking with the authority of an Elder truly worthy of the title. Gods cannot be judged as mortals. Nila is the river and just as easily as a river's water washes away dirt, so too does it wash all other things that are not held fast against the current. She forgave you, in truth and testament and took the Fool's Solace as an offering accepted. That act as much as any other shows she has forgiven you and no longer rejects you.The first 'voice' of the Other Place urges you to continue and you come at last to your eyes. Sympathy flows forth like a torrent, as you re-live every desire and emotion to see your family and the glory of the cycle of seasons again, but a third tone stills everything. This one is commanding, strong, just... A voice you trust and obey, like Mesut when he instructs the hunters, but stronger by far. Your mind shifts again and you are back wholly on the hillside, shut out of the Other Place as the voices speak of something not for your ears. Were they all new gods? Just what has Awak shown to you here? A tickster and annoying loudmouth he may be, but if his advice pays off like this-!
>>44453602i love the filter
>>44453589>>44453602We may be about to get in more trouble with our River Lass, we fucked up with magic... so we solve our issues with magic, in river spirit woman think thats gonna piss her off even more.
>>44453613Long you sit and wait for the discussion to be concluded. Then, you feel, rather than see, something change. It's like a star falling from the sky, although you are certain that nothing of the like has happened. You catch your breath in anticipation and just as your chest starts to burn, you hear a new voice."Name me." It is neither male, nor female. You have no idea who or what has spoken, but you can feel power and benevolence in its tone, but twinned with its sympathy for you is a certainty and confidence of something that must be done, something that takes priority over all else. It must have a name.
>>44453636Name's are powerful to them, and they mean something to them... Name it Trym, to forever tie the god with us.
>>44453636Capac(Mayan for man)
>>44453660become god... just not the way we thought we would.
>>44453636Trym >no longer rejects you.but that's wrong, she said she will no longer love us, that is rejection sir.
>>44453636A compassionate but confident and powerful god?Odin.
Barbat (means man in romanian)
>>44453681Or Huayna (Mayan for first)
>>44453636Aaand that is IT for tonight! The naming will have to occur next time!Besides, I have the strangest feeling that some people wish to ask questions of air grievances with me. As I don't want to have to pick them out of the hodge-podge above, why not shout, scream, spit or otherwise abuse them at me here?Don't be shy; before the thread falls off the board, I will do my best to answer everything I can, fairly and impartially.Oh and just to spoil a bit of something for you? This is NOT the 'God of Humanity'. This is something else completely.
>>44453636A new god that is, if I take this right, stronger/more dominant in us than every other god we knew so far. He simply shall be known as "The One". First (and possibly only?) god of the humans.
>>44453707this question >>44453224
>>44453707This is an Outer God and we are about to unleash hell into the world.
>>44453707its Cthulhu ain't it. Also i noticed that we first encountered 9 spirits, crow was CN would they all happen to fill in the alignment table?
I wouldn't give something very powerfull my name just for the fact that it is quite a powerful thing for them and well.... it's ours>>44453720fuck off jew
>>44453707oh lawd nu
>>44453707Then "Inlustrem", for the star references. Also, >>44453713>>44453692>>44453660possible same fagging as threatened earlier.
>>44453707What did we have to roll to not die horribly?
>>44453707All this bitching isn't putting you off the quest is it? Because I'll admit I am torn on the issue myself but I still like the story and it gave us an opportunity to do some really powerful building with the character and (it looks like) some really cool stuff with the gods.
>>44453707Salmat, to continue with the Sumerian theming
We opened Pandora's Box with that new god. He's fucking bad news. [shadowrunning intensifies]
>>44453707I'm confused, the god said Nila didn't reject us but she said she did. Who is right?
>>44453707Why is Nila such a bitch, and why are you backpedaling with this new god stuff?
>>44453871We are after we embrace our destiny and become the tribes Protective Spirit.
>>44453707next thread when?
>>44453871she forgave us, but is emotionally scarred over what happened. Or at least that's what I've gathered from the plethora of posts surrounding this topic.
>>44453810How about Akitu, for new year?
>>44453707>spoilerwell, shit.hmm, Trym wouldn't know that so perhaps "Ludari" (Eternal man)?
>>44453707I am going to link the appropriate posts of beliefs relating to the water vote>>44452645>>44452341>>44452108>>44451887>>44452532
>>44453970 The bottom two separated from the others are mine. I wish to discuss this more but it is 3 AM here and I must rest.
>>44453940All I want to know is if we can go on some adventure quest to win her back and maybe become a god along the way. The thirst for fishwaifu is strong and I won't let anons dumb decisions set me back
>>44453707How are you feeling?
>>44453732Nila has never had to confront what it means to love a mortal before... Or to have one she cares for come so close to death.It IS possible, but EXTREMELY unlikely that she can love Trym again, without the angst that comes with the inevitable threat of death. It is more possible that she will come to terms with it in time, but that will be longer than a mortal lifespan.>>44453736They do not. The gods are the gods and they are what they are. Call them good or evil and you might be right, but more than that, they simply are their own characters.And no, it ain't ol' squid-face. You found a good thing here. The bad things come later.>>444537739 or 10.Maybe it was a bit of a dick move to give you the option, but I maintain that 'freedom' means 'the freedom to screw the fuck up' too. Don't tell me you've never made a dumb move in tabletop that your GM has punished you for, like walking into the room that is OBVIOUSLY a trap, because you think that because you know about it, that makes it less of a trap?>>44453806Oh no, I'm here to stay. I knew the MOMENT I started this that I was going to get salt the first time your own decisions lead to a bad result. This won't scare me off.>>44453906Nila's already explained. As for the new god, I never actually said there WAS a 'god of humanity'. You guys just assumed there was.>>44453923Thursday at the same time as before: 9PM British
>>44454146I'm betting this is kinda a god of emotion/driving force, along the same lines as a God of Honor. As for Nila would she be able to do to us what she did to our dead son? not asking if she will be if she COULD given what sh has shown she can do with spirits and what she said.
>>44454146>It IS possible, but EXTREMELY unlikely that she can love Trym again, without the angst that comes with the inevitable threat of death.okay then, that really sucks. I really liked Nila, and now that bridge is burned. I want to keep playing, but at the same time this experience put a bad taste in my mouth. I may just decide to drop it, I don't know. It's shitty all around, regardless of whose fault it was
>>44454146How about (աստղ) Astgh for the new god. Armenian for star.
>>44454218Relax anon, there will be more generations, and therefore more wiafu-grade material, such is life.
>>44454146>I never actually said there WAS a 'god of humanity'. You guys just assumed there was.This might be something worth discussing with the other gods. From how I understood it , every "being" had some sort of god. Might be good to have that confirmed/dispelled IC.
>>44454238I am relaxed, just disappointed. It's not just the waifu thing it's what RWB allowed what was basically a trap option with a high chance for failure and no chance to fix what happened with her despite our best efforts.
>>44454146>Nila's already explained. As for the new god, I never actually said there WAS a 'god of humanity'. You guys just assumed there was.that's not what I meant, I meant that why was the new god telling us how Nila forgave us when the way you wrote it made it clear that wasn't the case? She lashed out at us like a child, and now we're not allowed to call her out on it? If she was just going to stop loving us, then she shouldn't have accepted the statue for what it meant to Trym.
>>44454286Well, I feel you in that regard. But, it was a very realistic outcome, and for me personally anyways really hits home. That's just how life is, and, I for one, think its pretty cool RWB is balancing the good and the bad.
>>44453970It is perhaps possible I could have worded the situation slightly better. I'll keep that in mind in the future and correct myself to avoid further ambiguity.That said, you bitches were WARNED not to muck with magic and fucking around with pushing a river down is seriously advanced shit! Nila gave you a direct warning and it was disregarded. Again, you have the freedom to make stupid decisions.Maybe... Yeah, I'll definitely at least get a reaction image to warn you when shit could potentially go tits-up. Areyousure.jpg>>44454128I've been worse. Touch-wood my throat's clearing up and I'll be able to drink water without wincing in a day or two. Thank god for copious amounts of orange juice! Gotta love that Vitamin C!Mentally... Again, I've been worse, but that's personal shit. With regards to this thread, I'm worried. I don't want you guys to think of me as your enemy: I'll give you the freedom to make good choices and bad, but I won't hold your hand through this quest. Honestly, Trym has lasted longer than I expected of him already! I don't want anyone's nose put out of joint... Ultimately, this quest is for everyone to have fun. If you guys aren't having fun, I'm not doing something right. At the same time, I believe that challenge IS part of the fun, so don't expect an easy ride filled with waifus...Long story short... Been a lot worse. Been better, but I've been a lot worse.>>44454218Nila will still be around and she'll probably be friendly to you; if noting else, you have her daughter.She just will be more resistant to the idea of a relationship... But then again, even a river can change its course...
>>44454146Why did Nila accept our gift if she wasn't going to accept the spirit in which it was given? We weren't just seeking forgiveness, we we were seeking her and she turned us down. That happens, but we spent a half a year's time while blind to give it to her in the hopes of fixing our relationship.
>>44454247Yeah, you guys tend to operate a lot on guesswork...I'll give you a tip right here... The god you are most likely to get something useful out of is, believe it or not, Awak. The others will try and blind you with mysticism and majesty and not reveal more than meets their own plans, but Awak gives exactly negative one shit about all that. Just be aware that his help is going to come with a price and it won't always be flesh...>>44454346You could absolutely call her on it. She wasn't in much mood to listen at the time, but maybe she feels remorse for acting like that? You don't know.Then again, she might not. Rivers can flood and destroy, as well as bring food and water.But for the fuckup and not heeding her advice and all? She forgives you. She just can't FORGET it and THAT is what's effecting her actions now.>>44454406Buddy, as far as I'm aware, you made that shit for a "Please talk to me again and forgive me" offering. That's certainly now Nila took it. Sorry if that's not what you had in mind.Oh by the way, that's probably not the last time you'll see A Fool's Solace.
>>44454443Now the artifacts name has a ironic double meaning to us. kek.
>>44454366I'm sorry, I agree with you in a sense that the game should be challenging, but if I'm being honest I'm not having fun. I mostly feel like I'm helping play out how to fix someone else's mess, and that's not a fun feeling
>>44454443I'm hoping it becomes something of an Idol for her and her worshipers.
>>44454443I mean, no that's definitely not the intent I had behind suggesting it. I suggested it to mend the relationship, not to seek forgiveness and get her speaking to us. Why would you give your unrequited ex a gift, if not in the hopes of mending the relationship? I don't want her forgiveness, if it means that Trym has to deal with unrequited love bs. That's what I was trying to avoid with the statue
>>44454443I don't want to see more of Fool's Solace, and I don't particularly want to see Nila. Dealing with unrequited love bs is not my idea of fun
>>44454661so you're saying we shouldLet it go
>>44454708Yes, with the caveat that we no longer see Nila again.
>>44454734By see I mean keep in contact, though whoops unintended blind joke
Quick Chronicle, title says it all, but ill repost next thread. Im enjoying this, good character building and is interesting, lesson learning and the like
>>44454704>>44454661>>44454443I, for one, look forward to love BS. One of the reasons I like this quest is for the drama, so here's hoping for a whole lot more. Also, Mesut may need to have an 'accident' if he gets too cocky with his new power.
>>44454768I love the ass grab in scene three.
>>44454768Fucking sweet man. You got the black eyes and everything.
>>44454661>>44454734No man, you're being more childish than Nila was at this point. Gifts don't fix feelings. The statue was to show her that we acknowledge our mistake and we wanted her to talk to us again. That's how I saw it and that's how it works in real life man. I am super happy that you've never had to go through a break up like this but it's how it goes and "unrequited love bs" is fucking life. RWB is actually doing an excellent job showcasing it and you might want to take the lesson to heart since it doesn't appear like you've had to learn it the hard way.
>>44454497I'm sorry to hear that. If you feel you're not having fun, there's nothing to keep you, but I'll be sad to lose a player after one setback.>>44454704Then you'll have to try and convince the others not to vote for it.And I mean CONVINCE. Make a good case for it. Just saying "No" won't win anyone over. I'll go with whatever the majority says.>>44454734>>44454761https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oShTJ90fC34>>44454768I like it. The title really does say it all. I especially love how the river turns dark. I wonder if that's because of the blindness, or Trym's broken relationship?>>44454780My my, plotting murder? Whatever for? Has Mesut done anything objectionable~?
>>44454904Can we have a vote as to the courses of action i out-layed in >>44452532 ?
>>44454904That, my dear britfag, is for you to know, and us to find out.
>>44454904Kinda symbolizes both, nevr know..in time the river may run dry or turn jagged and against us. As the story progresses ill change it to suit, this was a big moment of our hero and as such wanted to change the overall feel of the cave painting, this have gone dark.>I made it dark for his Fall, his Pride undoing him, the blindness to warning and now his sight fitting...
>>44454959I.e controlling both tyrm and one of our children or we change the wound to something different like a arm and a eye or losing tyrm altogether?
>>44455011What exactly are you hoping for the vote to accomplish
>>44455011Bro, retcon doesn't need to happen, everyone here will have an option that they didn't get to vote for or that they don't like the outcome of, there's nothing we need to do except get over it and move on. This isn't like a video game where you can just reload the save and act differently. Like I've been saying the whole thread, shit happens, just roll with it and make the best out of it. That little tidbit will get you far in both the quest and in life.
>>44455075To not be blind, we can lose an arm and five more years of our life and we'd be better off
>>44454811Your right that gifts don't 'fix' feelings, but they can help open up dialogue to mend a relationship and that's what I was hoping for here. That she doesn't want that dialogue or that relationship is understandable, but she didn't have to accept it.And yes, I have, I've had to deal with a complete communication blockout with someone I grew to care about, but unlike Trym I didn't get to know why. So in a sense, that's exactly why I don't want to see it here. I don't play games with magic and shit in them to imitate the circumstances of my life, but to escape from them. Maybe that's childish and hard to ask in a cooperative game, especially when everyone has a different definition of what qualifies as fun, but that's my piece
>>44455115Fair enough i am just feel unhappy but we did talk earlier about this, i am the poster in the referenced post which you talked to and i still want to work this stone for blood
>>44455160an alternative is that we get some useful info like; "can we cure our blindnesss by healing it?" or "can we get magic sight and if so how hard is it?"
>>44455143dude in Spirit/god terms its been like a day since w did this to her. Get a sense of scale, she is still in anger phase likly
>>44454959No. You control one person at a time and that wound stays. Trym isn't useless yet and if you think he ever is, just vote to advance to the next generation. You get a clean slate to work with there.Next time there's a high risk though, I'll post something to warn you of it, so everyone has a chance to double down, or change their minds.Anything else? I think this might be our last chance, given we're on page nine already. Never thought I'd ever have a thread that went over 400 posts long!
>>44455160I understand. Just have faith that we'll fix Trym and make him better than he was before, and then work to turn that faith into action. If we can all just do this, It'll get much better in no time.
>>44455223I know, did not know we could vote to change characters though which alters my logic thanks for that. I feel you are one of the best write and quest-fags on here and i hate to imagine this damaging your reputation with people besides me. Wish you good health last post for me tonight
>>44455223No, I'm done. I appreciate how civil you've been, and I think I'll still participate. I'm still unhappy about the Nila thing, but such as it is there's nothing I can do about it anymore. I'm sorry if I've come off as a bit antagonistic, I'm tired and sick and was hoping this thread would cheer me up. It just wasn't one of those threads
>>44455360Trust me, Anon... Once you find out just what you've called... Well I hope my writing can do it justice, because there is no way they can fail to brighten your day... At least for a few generations. I hope.
>>44455471pls no super flamboyant homo gnome lich-god
>>44455471>At least for a few generations. I hope.Of course something the crow help us with has a catch.
>>44455360please don't brighten in the literal sense. Night time is important.
>>44453720In context, I actually don't mind Yahweh. It's simple enough. I thought about calling it Lucifer, for morning star, but I don't know how receptive to that.
>>44455583Of course it did! Awak can be trusted COMPLETELY, as long as he's in strangling range!But that's not what I meant. Rest assured, you asked Awak for help and made a fair trade, so he's held up his end of the bargain. Nothing unquestionably bad or evil will come from this particular thing.>>44455510That sounds... Oddly specific? But no, nothing like that.Anyway, that is all then! Thank you very much for playing and I'll see you in the next thread. Tata!
>>44455143Well please allow me to apologize for making assumptions. For me such events in games are cathartic and I like seeing them if that makes any sense. It's like listening to a sad song and ending up loving it, I don't know if anyone has come up with a word for that though.
>>44455758Thanks for running, can't wait until next time!
>>44455814Thank you for the apology. I don't mind sad songs, I just have to be in the right mood for them, and today was not one of them