due to Syllugs early passing, his son Ydela grows up to be a neurotic and reluctant ruler, widely unpopular with his people--------------------------------------------------------------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 peopleIn 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.--------------------------------------------------------------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 shitpostshttps://discord.gg/kaQNqtd
Technology:>Science - Historiography>Science - Philosophy>Agriculture - Shidroz Tools>Agriculture - Two Crop rotationDiplomacy:>War - Aid the MenapazReligion:>Theology - The Aitlaz question>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Private - Playtime>Private - Being a Rolemodel>Public - Searching for talent>Public - The Wanderer King>National - Retreat of the Geldoz>National - New OngizaMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4539846>War - Aid the Menapaz
>>4539846>Theology - The Aitlaz questionLets just get this problem settled
>>4539843>Private - Being a RolemodelWe shall lead by example.
>>4539846>Agriculture - Shidroz ToolsIron, 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.
>>4540015>>Agriculture - Shidroz ToolsIron
>>4540078>>4540015Orza, Bado, EzzaAfter 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 rotationDiplomacy:>War - Aid the MenapazReligion:>Theology - The Aitlaz question>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Private - Playtime>Private - Being a Rolemodel>Public - Searching for talent>Public - The Wanderer King>National - Retreat of the Geldoz>National - New OngizaMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4540129>>National - New OngizaHelp, the qm tempted me.
>>4540134I did no such thing
>>4540134Supporting, let's get the roleplay decisions first
>>4540136Yes you did you vile temptress!
>>4540138that's bullshit, I did not tempt you, I did not- oh hi mark
>>4540140Damn you and your refferences! but nice quest.
>>4539846>Public - The Wanderer King
>>4540145our daddy taught us not to be ashamed of our questssince they're such a good size and all
>>4540129>Public - Searching for talentWe do need to find an heir after all...
>>4540129>>War - Aid the Menapaz
>>4540129>National - New OngizaWell now I'm tempted
>>4540134>>4541173Lara, OrzoWe 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, EzidoHaving 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, LaramoWe have returned home, full of energy and optimism.Technology:>Science - History>Science - Philosophy>Agriculture - Two Crop rotationReligion:>Theology - The Aitlaz question>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Public - Searching for talent>Public - The Wanderer King>National - Retreat of the GeldozMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4541572>Theology - The Aitlaz questionLets deal with the faith-breaking problem first
>>4541575Wait! We still have roleplay options, and those take up no turns. Lets go for >National - Retreat of the Geldoz
>>4541580I still don't understand how the notion that RP doesn't consume time still persists, when there are literal timeskips involved
>>4541572>Theology - The Aitlaz question>>4541584fug :^)
>>4541584Oh. Lets uh, nevermind then>Theology - The Aitlaz question
>>4541572>Theology - The Aitlaz questionWe 100% need to search for an heir soon though
>>4541730>>4541588>>4541587Lara, LaramoAnd 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, ZoxoThe 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
>>4542191>>support the moderate concessionistsI 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.
>>4542191>support the moderate concessionistsCreationists 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.
>>4542200>support the moderate denialistsShit! Pasted the wrong one.
>>4542191>support the moderate concessionists
>>4542191>support the radical concessionistsTruth above all
>>4542231>>support the radical concessionistsFuck it you are right!
>>4542231>>4542237Aww, come on guys, this one takes away the authority of the Ashgizo, ruins our faith completely, and will possibly be game ending
>>4542238It 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.
>>4542191>support the moderate concessionistsKeep the faith
>part 12>no archive linkhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=against%20all%20odds
>>4543935that's what the discord is for
>>4542669>>4542253>>4542221Iga, ZoxoAfter 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
>>4544639>agree with the Cyclicists
>>4544639>>agree with the Cyclicists
>>4544639>>agree with the Creationists
>>4544639>agree with the Creationists
>>4544639>Agree with the cyclicists
>>4544639>agree with the Literalists
>>4545429>>4544676>>4544675After 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, ZoxoThe 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 rotationReligion:>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Public - Searching for talent>Public - The Wanderer King>National - Retreat of the GeldozMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4546144>>Agriculture - Two Crop rotationI hope this was the best choice.
>>4546144>Theology - The Aitdonz questionLets figure out who dis nigga is first
>>4546149If this win then we are Constantine*
>>4546144>Science - History
>>4546144>Retreat of the GeldozWhat's this about?
>>4546185ya know, the geldoz going making some room, because of....something
>>4546220Because of their massive shit they've taken
>>4546480>>4546158Bada, Bixamo, ArdaThough 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 rotationReligion:>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Public - Searching for talent>Public - The Wanderer King>National - Retreat of the GeldozMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4546925>Science - Philosophy
>>4546925>>Agriculture - Two Crop rotationCan't think when crops fail.
>>4546925>Agriculture - Two Crop rotation
>>4546925>Agriculture - Two Crop rotationI stand by it being a primary concern if it's showing up now.
ya know whatthis vote is clearly hotly contestedI'll forego the tiebreaker on this one for today
>>4546925>>Agriculture - Two Crop rotationTIEBREAKER BROKEN
>>4548306>>4548211>>4548204>>4547442Orza, OrzamoWord 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 - PhilosophyReligion:>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Public - Searching for talent>Public - The Wanderer King>National - Retreat of the GeldozMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4548465>>Public - Searching for talentrptimeRptimeRPTIME
>>4548465>National - Retreat of the GeldozArpee time
>>4548465>National - Retreat of the Geldoz
guys I meant my rpee...
>>4548503Arsen, I love you very muchBut I feel like the national-level arpee holds more gravity
>>4548507I appreciate the mutual sentiment mister VG+Hlhtg, but I think that we sort of need talented members to aid us in any crisis.
>>4548512But Arsen, there don't be a crisis yet
>>4548498>>4548475Bixa, EzidamoDisturbing news have reached the palace.We have been informed that the Geldoz are on the move once again, though, and this is most bizarre, away from our borders.Not all Geldoz are moving however, only a few groups on the edge of the known world.While other geldoz groups are creeping closer toward us, with intent and great ferocity.This is evident in the fact, that those seeking to migrate to our sphere are fighting the local geldoz populations, rather than the neighboring Veliokaz.Perhaps the Geldoz are not the unified entity we thought them to be, they might just be a collection of related tribes.This is evidenced by the emergence of a splinter tribe bordering the Aduadugz, who have struck an alliance with them, likely preventing this tribe from migrating.Whatever the case may be, they are fleeing from something in the west, and simultaneously moving further south.Only our venerable ancestors know what this could possibly be.Technology:>Science - PhilosophyReligion:>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Public - Searching for talent>Public - The Wanderer KingMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4549253>>Public - Searching for talentfuckfuckfukcufkc
>>4549255what are you so scared of?
>>4549253>Public - Searching for talent>>4549255Rlx my dude, your time has come
>>4549310>>4549258AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SAAAVE ME BRICKS.
well I've got to make an announcement before the next updateI will be deleting the current discord server and making a new one, due to my previous account getting banned.If you are on the discord, I encourage you to migrate there once everything has been transferred.
>>4549255>>4549310Today appears to be full of surprises, as in the middle of night, we are awoken by a messenger from an unknown tribe.We are informed that they are the Kybrenn.As we have had no prior dealings with these murgandaz, them contacting us first comes as a surprise.It appears as though, it is not without a drawback.The Kybrenn find offense in our outlawing of slavery, and have sent this messenger to us to complain about repeated raids of our border villages into their territories.The situation appears so dire to them, that this messenger has been sent to speak on behalf of all Kybrenn tribes, not just the ones we've offended.We inform him, that we will look into the issue and that pressing us on it, will have little results in their favor.Disgruntled, the messenger leaves and we return back to bed.Iga, EzidamoWord has reached us through merchants, that the Dourigzoz have claimed the lands north of them.It matters little to us.Bada, ZoxamoDespite our unpopularity, we still have an empire to manage, and finding somebody who sifts through the proverbial mountain of documents stored in the palace.Thus, we dispatch a few wisemen with the task of locating mentally able subjects and bring them before us.We put emphasis on able, not willing, we doubt anyone would willingly support us.Now, wait wait for the results...Technology:>Science - PhilosophyReligion:>Theology - The Aitdonz question>Theology - Dusk and DawnRoleplay:>Public - The Wanderer KingMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4549547>>Public - The Wanderer KingWe should actually look into the matter of our villages raiding.
>>4549547>write-in>Domestication- The Raven Ravens can be used to send messages, and can even go over the channel, probably. It's been proven possible with Aitlaz 2's domestication. This'll also help the flow of information, allowing us to do things faster.
>>4549547>Public - The Wanderer Kinggot clean our image a little
>>4549571That probably won't clear the image too much, the populace would find a way to complain about us "Fucking around" and not doing our duties.
>>4549618 (dont feed the qm ideas)
A NEW ANNOUNCEMENTDiscord has restored my accountI will no longer be moving the server
>>4549550>>4549571[By the power of Greyskull, I break the Tie]Lara, Igamo, Vola, 129We have located a person whose talents will serve the Empire well.Her sorting skills are precisely what we were looking for, and from this day forward, she serves us as our court historian.Orza, IgamoWith everything of importance settled, we decide to leave the Palace behind for a change and roam the lands as our great ancestor once did.Hopefully, this'll win us some favor with the commoners.Bada, LaramoOur first stop is MurgandariThough we are estranged from our family, due to our apparently lesser birth, they don't treat us nearly as hostile as the rest of the empire.We use them to take care of local affairs without letting the locals know it was us.Iga, LaramoNext on the list is BalzariBoring as ever, there's no a lot going on here.We have been convinced to help the local honey-maker with his bees, but that's about it for our stay in this town.Orza, LaramoMoving on to Iza'orynOne of the largest towns in the Empire, there's always someone here to complain about something, this was our most grueling experience yet.Burdened with heaps upon heaps of guzbene work, we stayed a few days longer than intended.Lara, OrzamoWe have made it to OdobaQuite the desolate place, despite its sizeWe suppose that's what a city built on nothing but trade and crime feels like.Whatever is going on here, the locals want us to have no part in it, suspiciously so.We leave, having accomplished nothingBixa, EzidamoOff to Borgari we goAs usual, a most bizarre fashion is being demonstrated by the locals, clad in long dresses decorated with green-dyed feathers, even the men.We're inclined to call them walking bushes, but keep it to ourselves.Though they don't like me, they're certainly receptive to my support.Word here has it, that far to the east, human trafficking is being committed.We solve some local disputes and gather more information on this trafficking business, before leaving for our next destination.Bada, ZabamoWe have arrived at OuvinariAnd we have done so at quite the opportune time, a mine at Bendi Ouvina has collapsed and a dozen workers are trapped inside.We grab a pick and hammer away at the debris along with the other workers.Soon, they let up at the sight of us participating and merely stand back, letting us do all the work alone.The smiles of the rescued workers fade as they realize who we are.Having already been antagonized like that, we order them to continue their work or face execution.They comply and we leave the city.Bixa, ZabamoSailing down the Iba Ouvina we have reached Ibalebe ahead of schedule.We buy a few trinkets to commemorate our stay here, but the locals seemed to have no issues.Iga, ZabamoAt last, we stop at OngizaHere, we are welcomed like an Ashgizo deservesAfter a small feast, we get down to business.The Ongizaz have little problems and none that would require our attention in particular.CUT
CONTHowever, they are grateful for our visit.We thank them for their hospitality and go on our way.Orza, ZabamoDestination BolgobadziThe locals here don't mind as much as the heartlanders do, but they're still negatively predisposed toward us.We assist them with a crime investigation that is currently going on, apparently a notorious thief has been robbing people left and right, everyone in town has been stolen from at least once.This is quite a feat, considering the size of the city.Though we didn't catch him, we brought the investigation closer to it.Bixa, ZoxamoOn to LapyoThis lovely town has no hostility or hospitality to offer us, oddly enough.Townspeople have reported seamonsters lately, some kind of an all-consuming, giant fish, that can swallow a man whole.Other than that, they have no issues to really look into.Orza, ZoxamoWe have returned to the palace, for the moment, and prepare to take our precious friends along with us this time.Bixa, Igo, ZendagaWe have arrived in Ürallux where we plan on supporting the colonials in their building efforts and work out some arrangements with the natives whose territories we are encroaching on.Technology:>Science - PhilosophyReligion:>Theology - The Aitdonz questionMiscellaneous:>write-in
>>4550595>>Science - Philosophypretty nice update.
>>4550595>>write-insort out succession, either get a wife, name a sibling or close relative heir, or adopt somebody.Also just caught up, very cool style by far the most engaging and authentic feeling civ I've read. I thought it was a great touch how the voice of the adopted farmer king became noticeably more eloquent and proper over time.
>>4550597thanks, I'm trying my best
>>4550595>Domestication- The RavenRavens can be used to send messages, and can even go over the channel, probably. It's been proven possible with Aitlaz 2's domestication.This'll also help the flow of information, allowing us to do things faster.ME ME WANT BIRDIE!
>>4550595>Science - Philosophy