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due to Syllugs early passing, his son Ydela grows up to be a neurotic and reluctant ruler, widely unpopular with his people
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In light of our recent discoveries, it would be unwise of us to upset the people further.
Though our disdain for them hasn't diminished, we wager that it would be better for everyone involved, if we were less antagonistic towards our subjects.
The guards agree, leaving us to once again be embarrassed by thinking out loud.
We really need to stop this.
Though dismayed by our still apparent hatred for the common folk, our headguard shows empathetic for our troubles.
While he agrees with us to an extend, suggesting that, while it is the people's shortsightedness that has caused this animosity, that we as the supreme ancestor, should be above this sort of behavior.
We could argue with him about this, we're very much capable of tearing that logic apart, but he's got a point.
We concede and agree to set things right, asking for a suggestion on how to proceed.

After a brainstorming session with the guards, we have a good idea on what to do.
Now with a plan, we set out to reconcile with the people

In the town square, we get up on a podium and shout for their attention.
As a couple of people turn into dozens and dozens into hundreds, we take a deep breathe and apologize.
We apologize for our disregard of the commoners, we apologize for our misbegotten attitude toward them, we apologize for not living up to our namesake.

As if this wasn't humiliating enough, the response we got was mostly silence, a few concerned looks and a couple of boos.
...
We.
Are.
Seething.
...
...and return to the palace, this was a mistake.
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Rules are pretty simple
>You are, at all times, the current de-facto Ruler of your people.
>There will be decisions after each Update.
>You may only pick ONE option, unless states otherwise.
>Parenting options run parallel to the main-game and are their own separate decisions.
>When there is no Majority, a Tie will always be broken by the option that was chosen the earliest.
>Time and Technology progression adapt to the Scale of the game.
>Status summaries may be requested at any time (I may not always respond)
>This is a very slow quest, be prepared to wait.
Discord link for bonus content and shitposts
https://discord.gg/kaQNqtd
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Technology:
>Science - Historiography
>Science - Philosophy
>Agriculture - Shidroz Tools
>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
Diplomacy:
>War - Aid the Menapaz
Religion:
>Theology - The Aitlaz question
>Theology - The Aitdonz question
>Theology - Dusk and Dawn
Roleplay:
>Private - Playtime
>Private - Being a Rolemodel
>Public - Searching for talent
>Public - The Wanderer King
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
>National - New Ongiza
Miscellaneous:
>write-in
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>>4539846
>War - Aid the Menapaz
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>>4539846
>Theology - The Aitlaz question

Lets just get this problem settled
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>>4539843
>Private - Being a Rolemodel
We shall lead by example.
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>>4539846

>Agriculture - Shidroz Tools

Iron, people, iron! This will do wonders for our agricultural productivity, and from there our population, and from there the prosperity of our kingdom as a whole.
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>>4540015
>>Agriculture - Shidroz Tools
Iron
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>>4540078
>>4540015
Orza, Bado, Ezza
After repeatedly prostrating ourselves in front of our subjects, not only in the capital, but every major city, we have thoroughly embarrassed us in front of everyone, in an effort to improve public perception.

The only place where our "apology" was well-received, was in Ongiza, and even then they didn't like it.

Are we out of touch? No, it's the commoners who are wrong.
We hate these "civilized" people more with every day that passes.

No matter, there's other business to take care of.
Though shidroz is nigh-impossible to refine and requires a lot more effort to produce than anything bronzy, it is still many times cheaper, so the realm sees an increased production of low-quality shidroz items that sell like fresh bread.

We saw it with our own eyes, peasants walking around with shoddy shidroz tools, too poor to afford bronzy.
Though crude and cheap it may be, shidroz still seems to last longer when put under stress, than bronzy does.
We're sure it'll take the realm by storm soon, if it hasn't already.

Technology:
>Science - History
>Science - Philosophy
>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
Diplomacy:
>War - Aid the Menapaz
Religion:
>Theology - The Aitlaz question
>Theology - The Aitdonz question
>Theology - Dusk and Dawn
Roleplay:
>Private - Playtime
>Private - Being a Rolemodel
>Public - Searching for talent
>Public - The Wanderer King
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
>National - New Ongiza
Miscellaneous:
>write-in
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>>4540129
>>National - New Ongiza
Help, the qm tempted me.
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>>4540134
I did no such thing
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>>4540134
Supporting, let's get the roleplay decisions first
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>>4540136
Yes you did you vile temptress!
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>>4540138
that's bullshit, I did not tempt you, I did not- oh hi mark
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>>4540140
Damn you and your refferences! but nice quest.
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>>4539846
>Public - The Wanderer King
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>>4540145
our daddy taught us not to be ashamed of our quests
since they're such a good size and all
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>>4540129
>Public - Searching for talent
We do need to find an heir after all...
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>>4540129
>>War - Aid the Menapaz
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>>4540129
>National - New Ongiza

Well now I'm tempted
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>>4540134
>>4541173
Lara, Orzo
We are currently on our way to Ürallux, along with a small fleet of colonists.
Two weeks prior we have arranged for adventurous ongizaz to settle a city in the new world, to provide aid for our growing colonies.
We are coming with them, to search out a good spot, and to bless the ground they'll built their settlement on.

Bixa, Ezido
Having landed on the Iba Buzrun, we set up a small camp and begin to survey the land.
Though previous colonists have claimed the southern side of the river without the natives minding too much, they haven't actually settled here and the land is sparsely worked.
These flat grasslands seem fertile enough for us, and we bless the very land we landed on.

With this, the ongizaz begin to build their settlement.
I stay for a few weeks to help them with the essentials, cutting wood, plowing land, sowing seeds, building homes.
These early homes are made out of wood, rather than sturdy arize, and we wager that the other colonies look like this as well.
We should start exporting arize to the colonies some time in the future, until they have their own supply.

Though the ongizaz population back home is now reduced, the new world will soon have their own, ready to defend the colonists from native incursions.

Iga, Laramo
We have returned home, full of energy and optimism.

Technology:
>Science - History
>Science - Philosophy
>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
Religion:
>Theology - The Aitlaz question
>Theology - The Aitdonz question
>Theology - Dusk and Dawn
Roleplay:
>Public - Searching for talent
>Public - The Wanderer King
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
Miscellaneous:
>write-in
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>>4541572
>Theology - The Aitlaz question

Lets deal with the faith-breaking problem first
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>>4541575
Wait! We still have roleplay options, and those take up no turns. Lets go for

>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
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>>4541580
I still don't understand how the notion that RP doesn't consume time still persists, when there are literal timeskips involved
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>>4541572
>Theology - The Aitlaz question
>>4541584
fug :^)
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>>4541584
Oh. Lets uh, nevermind then

>Theology - The Aitlaz question
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>>4541572
>Theology - The Aitlaz question
We 100% need to search for an heir soon though
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>>4541730
>>4541588
>>4541587
Lara, Laramo
And as soon as we got back, reality came to rear its ugly head again.
The temple doesn't quite know what to do with the ancient texts, they question their validity.
We don't have the time to argue about this, the boulder text has been accurately translated, there is no mistaking that it was written by Aitlaz.
Of course, this begs the question for the clergy, if Aitlaz was a man, but not the first one, how could he have created this world?

Nothing speaks against Aitlaz being the creator AND a random ancestor, but the clergy argue that this is blasphemy, metaphysically impossible.

Though they like us just as much as the rest of the empire, they at least recognize our authority still.
We order an assembly of all priests to discuss this topic.

Bida, Zoxo
The clergy of the realm have assembled in the palace.
The great debate begins.
Soon, the hall is split into several distinct camps.
On one side, the Denialists, who say that Aitlaz was the very first ancestor, no matter what.
On the other side, the Concessionists, who claim that Aitlaz was possibly not the first ancestor.
Though we have a preferred choice in the matter, our interference has only further split the room.
Denialists have splintered into Trialists and Creationists.
Trialists argue that the old understanding of Aitlaz is the only correct one, and that the boulder text was merely a divine test of faith.
Creationists assert that, Aitlaz simply created himself, thus rendering him both the creator and the first ancestor.
Concessionists meanwhile have splintered into Cyclicists and Literalists.
Cyclcists pertain that the universe resets itself periodically and that Aitlaz, while not being the first ancestor over all, was the first of our cycle and may have very well created it too.
Literalists insist that Aitlaz was neither the creator, nor the first ancestor, as none of this is described in his own holy words, that we have translated.

We're not versed enough in this matter to actively interject, not again, but we must steer this conversation somewhere, or else it'll never end.

>support the radical denialists
>support the moderate denialists
>support the moderate concessionists
>support the radical concessionists
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>>4542191
>>support the moderate concessionists
I would rather allow some change but not too much due to the evidence shown here. He might not have created the world but he created our world.
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>>4542191
>support the moderate concessionists

Creationists seem like the best choice. It keeps the divinity and power of Aitlaz, and explains why he walked among us as a man. And had kids.
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>>4542200
>support the moderate denialists

Shit! Pasted the wrong one.
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>>4542191

>support the moderate concessionists
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>>4542191
>support the radical concessionists
Truth above all
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>>4542231
>>support the radical concessionists
Fuck it you are right!
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>>4542231
>>4542237
Aww, come on guys, this one takes away the authority of the Ashgizo, ruins our faith completely, and will possibly be game ending
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>>4542238
It doesnt tho, it just says that he is not the og god. He can still be the sun god and the main line after his legendary ancestors had a play in it.
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>>4542191
>support the moderate concessionists
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>>4542191
>support the moderate concessionists
Keep the faith
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>part 12
>no archive link
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=against%20all%20odds
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>>4543935
that's what the discord is for
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>>4542669
>>4542253
>>4542221
Iga, Zoxo
After we steered the debate in favor of our preferred view, the assembled priests disbanded for the day to come up with better arguments.
Now that they're back at it though, the denialists have dwindled in number over the course of today's debate.
Less than a handful of ardent trialists remained, who have been excluded from further debate and shunned from the community.

By the time the sun sets, lesser arguments have been thrown out of the window by all sides, descending the whole room into a relentless shouting match.

Cyclicists adopted the stance, that as contemporaries of Aitlaz, only pure-blooded Boxdony can be considered legitimate Ancestors, rendering all else Abdaxa.

Creationists argue, that if Aitlaz truly were from a previous cycle, then as the creator of ours, it would stand to reason that he has created his wife as well, rendering him the only legitimate God, invalidating all aspects and his wife.

Literalists concluded, due to Aitlaz and his ancestors being from another reality altogether, that none of this matters, if nobody is truly divine, then there are no Gods, there can be no Gods and that worship is evil.

It's up to us now to bring to bring this to an end.

>agree with the Cyclicists
>agree with the Creationists
>agree with the Literalists
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>>4544639
>agree with the Cyclicists
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>>4544639
>>agree with the Cyclicists
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>>4544639
>>agree with the Creationists
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>>4544639
>agree with the Creationists
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>>4544639
>Agree with the cyclicists
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>>4544639
>agree with the Literalists
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>>4545429
>>4544676
>>4544675
After some deliberation, we have come to support the cyclicists again, after all, they are our favored party, it makes sense.
With some further back and forth arguing, our word has finally put an end to this.
We now officially support the stance, that barbarian peoples, are no longer people, they are in fact Abdaxa.
Of course, this raises the issue of the status of the Remz, our true and loyal allies.
To avoid this issue entirely, we simply recognize them as civilized, despite their backward ways, they have potential.
This retains their status as inferiors, without jeopardizing our relations.

Lara, Zoxo
The priests have returned to their communities, the creationists have conceded to my judgement and the literalists have left the empire in protest, we won't be hearing from them again any time soon.
normalcy is returning to the realm, for the moment.

Technology:
>Science - History
>Science - Philosophy
>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
Religion:
>Theology - The Aitdonz question
>Theology - Dusk and Dawn
Roleplay:
>Public - Searching for talent
>Public - The Wanderer King
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
Miscellaneous:
>write-in
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>>4546144
>>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
I hope this was the best choice.
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>>4546144
>Theology - The Aitdonz question

Lets figure out who dis nigga is first
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>>4546149
If this win then we are Constantine*
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>>4546144

>Science - History
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>>4546144
>Retreat of the Geldoz
What's this about?
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>>4546185
ya know, the geldoz going making some room, because of....something
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>>4546220
Because of their massive shit they've taken
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>>4546144
>Science - History
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>>4546480
>>4546158
Bada, Bixamo, Arda
Though the concept of record-keeping has been with us since time immemorial, the loose nature of ancient records poses a problem for current generations.
We think it is time to reform the way we understand record-keeping and prevent future generations from having our problem.

As such, we have reached the conclusion, that history must not only be written down, but also understood.
Hence, all official records must from here-on out, contain the date of the recording, the names and occupations of the witnesses including those of the author.
This is to ensure the accuracy of a document and enables us to confront spreaders of falsehoods.
Further, to get a better grasp of the situation in an area, all recorded events, must contain the location at which they were witnessed, as well as the location in which they were recorded.

With these reforms, you issue a decree, that anyone withholding or falsifying information about their name, occupation, time, or location toward a wiseman, will be considered a small-time traitor.
This offense is punishable by burning.

Due to how recent and massive this reform is, documents with missing information are still rolling in, but we let it slide for the rest of the year, let people get used to it first.

These reforms however, require a new kind of job, one that we cannot possibly do by ourselves.
We have the wisemen work double-time for the time being, for extra pay of course, but we really require court historians to keep track of these new, massive documents that we have just created.

Technology:
>Science - Philosophy
>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
Religion:
>Theology - The Aitdonz question
>Theology - Dusk and Dawn
Roleplay:
>Public - Searching for talent
>Public - The Wanderer King
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
Miscellaneous:
>write-in
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>>4546925
>Science - Philosophy
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>>4546925
>Science - Philosophy
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>>4546925
>Science - Philosophy
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>>4546925
>>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
Can't think when crops fail.
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>>4546925
>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
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>>4546925
>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
I stand by it being a primary concern if it's showing up now.
>>
ya know what
this vote is clearly hotly contested
I'll forego the tiebreaker on this one for today
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>>4546925
>>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
TIEBREAKER BROKEN
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>>4548306
>>4548211
>>4548204
>>4547442
Orza, Orzamo
Word has it that, apparently, a revolutionary discovery has made its way here from Ürallux.
Colonists who shared their fields with the natives, reported consistently higher yields than people on the mainland as well as the more established colonies to the south.
After some deliberation, the colonists figured it must be because of the fact that different crops are being grown at different times within the same year.
This has lead colonials to split their fields in two and have their growth alternate periodically.
A technique which has now reached us here back home.

Technology:
>Science - Philosophy
Religion:
>Theology - The Aitdonz question
>Theology - Dusk and Dawn
Roleplay:
>Public - Searching for talent
>Public - The Wanderer King
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
Miscellaneous:
>write-in
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>>4548465
>>Public - Searching for talent
rptime
Rptime
RPTIME
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>>4548465
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
Arpee time
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>>4548465
>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
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guys I meant my rpee...
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>>4548503
Arsen, I love you very much

But I feel like the national-level arpee holds more gravity
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>>4548507
I appreciate the mutual sentiment mister VG+Hlhtg, but I think that we sort of need talented members to aid us in any crisis.
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>>4548512
But Arsen, there don't be a crisis yet





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