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A work thousands, upon thousands of eons in the making. Such is the memory that resides in the stars. An innumerable, incalculable amount, beyond even your own comprehension. They lay the foundation, they are the building blocks of your body. Formless, shapeless, infinite. Can such a thing be even called "body" ? What ever it might be, it is you, and you are it.
Beside you, an infinite yet perceptible distance away, await your kin. You know this inherently.
A three-quarter dozen thereof, identical to you, down to the very atom.
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This is a civ-evo-rpg hybrid quest...thing.
your goal is very simple - win
The lot of you will all be controlling the destiny of a single World-Mech, as well as all the civilizations residing within him.
Life's actions will influence the World-Mech
and the World-Mech's actions will influence Life.
I honestly have no fucking idea what I'm doing here, we'll all figure this out along the way.
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The ten of you, have just awoken. What notion you might have of a time before your creation, is a fiction imparted upon you by your maker.
Chief among them is an innate drive to compete with your siblings. You cannot combat this instinct, only satisfy it by different means.
You are certain that whatever plan underlies the need for you to violently murder nine universe-sized entities, requires you to take some semblance of a shape.
What will it be?
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>>5253977
The Circle
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>>5253977
>Point
Bending our competition like a singularity bends gravity.
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>>5253977
The point
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>>5253977
The Line
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>>5253977
the Line
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>>5253977
That's an easy one, ever since I was a child, I've wanted to be a
>Nonagon
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>>5253977
>The line
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>>5254556
>>5254255
>>5254181
The Line is a versatile shape, not the densest or sturdiest, but a good all-rounder. Within you, the stars align into your desired form.
You and your brethren begin taking shape.
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>>5254670
hate it when it doesn't register the picture
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Though a two-dimensional form could be advantageous, your instincts compel you to take to a higher dimension, subconsciously warping you into a Tube rather than a mere Line.
It may be impossible for you to peer into the thoughts of your brethren, but you know for sure they experience the same thing, as they contort around you.
What will you add to your shape to truly become three dimensional?
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>>5254715
>Fountain arms
Stick bug.
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>>5254715
Swirl Arms
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>>5254715
>X&Y Bars
We must become more lines.
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>>5254715
>Delta Arms
They could be a maw, an arrowhead, wings, etc.
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>>5254715
>Remain a tube
return to lien
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Rolled 1 (1d5)

>>5254716
>>5254718
>>5254720
>>5254723
>>5254727
alright, let's see who gets it
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Upon taking a three dimensional form, your brethren do the same. The ten of you have already developed into strange shapes, the likes of which a few moments ago, you could not have fathomed; indeed you barely recognize one another anymore.
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You can feel Life beginning to stir within you, the first steps are being made, but it cannot exist until it has something to perceive, something to give it meaning, something that makes it Life.
They need Time, but how will it flow?

(if you have any questions here, just ask)
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>>5254855
>Progressive

Other shit makes my brain hurt. I hate time shenanigans
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>>5254855
Convergent
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>>5254855
>Convergent
I have no idea what I am doing or what is happening BUT I LOVE IT!!!
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>>5254855
>Divetgent
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>>5254855
>Convergent
I'm curious on how you'll do it
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>>5255324
>>5255142
>>5254942
>>5254912
>>5254858
One thought and it has become reality, the flow of time inside you becomes wild and chaotic, predictably so. As every possible outcome to everything, manifests within the same reality, stars come and go like you would expect most of the time, but whose outcome is unclear, on the edge, ends up a horrible abomination, as the inevitability of time has hijacked your physics.
Anything is now possible, and anything means everything.

In your chaotic hellscape, Life...?
>thrives
>grows
>gets by
>holds out
>suffers
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>>5255369
>gets by
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>>5255369
>holds out
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>>5255369
So like…if you brought be a sauce pan with a lid on it, and the possibilities of what would be in it would either be a burger or pizza, it would be a burzza??? Good God what kind of hell did we make?!
>suffers
For the sword to be strong, it must be plunged into fire…Also like, how could they possibly thrive in this?…How would pooping be like?
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>>5255492
All buttholes converge on a single poop
>>5255369
>gets by
medium difficulty master race
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>>5255369
>gets by
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>>5255504
>All buttholes converge on a single poop
They both cum in the sink, and sink in the cum…
Also changing my vote to
>holds out
Because I believe that better fits my thought process of Elden Ring levels if hell hole, and suffering would probably be I Have No Mouth level hell.
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>>5255670
>>5255648
>>5255504
>>5255419
>>5255372
Life gets by, barely managing to survive in the hostile environment you present to it. Indeed the average life-bearing world is a terrestrial planet with seas of sulfur-dioxide, orbiting a red dwarf, with a large asteroid, and several smaller ones satelliting it, and being at the mercy of a mini neptune's tidal forces.
Life from more pristine universes might find these conditions unsurvivable, if not downright hellish.
Life from harsher universes however, might find it pleasant, paradisical almost.

Under these conditions, it will take quite a while for fauna to develop, if at all. It seems as though flora has better chances here by virtue of its hardiness.

Who do you root for?
>Animals
>Plants
>Mushrooms
>Fungo-Flora (mushroom-plant hybrid)
>Fungo-Fauna (mushroom-animal hybrid)

(QM Note: inb4 "what about floro-fauna?" it's already there, we call them fungi)
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>>5255881
>Fungo-Fauna (mushroom-animal hybrid)
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Fungo flora
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>>5255881
>Fungo-Fauna (mushroom-animal hybrid)
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>>5255881
>>Fungo-Fauna (mushroom-animal hybrid)
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>>5255881
>Fungo-Fauna (mushroom-animal hybrid)
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>>5256831
>>5256325
>>5255932
>>5255921
>>5255882
(sorry, no picture for this)

A great many worlds are now harboring Life both Flora and Fauna, some even Fungi.
Though your laws of physics cause cataclysms for these entities on a regular basis, ones that most simply cannot survive.
It is under these circumstances that Death becomes an omnipresent fact of Life, and in it, they thrive.
Post-necrotic symbiotic parasites become the most successful form of Life across the vastness of your body, evolving into bizarre mushroom-animals where ever they emerge.
Though their shapes and intelligence vary from world to world, system to system, it is evident that this is the perfect form to survive the unrelenting chaos of existence.

There is a lesson to be learned here...
>victory can be achieved by unusual means
>adaptability is the key to survival
>success will lead to imitation
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>>5256850
>>victory can be achieved by unusual means
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>>5256850
>victory can be achieved by unusual means
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>>5256850
Get jiggy with it
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>>5256850
>adaptability is the key to survival
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>>5256850
>victory can be achieved by unusual means
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>>5256850
>Victory can be achieved by unusual means
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>>5256850
>Victory can be achieved by unusual means
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>>5257080
>>5257031
>>5257028
>>5256875
>>5256870
>>5256859
>>5256856
...that success can be attained via unorthodox methods.
Truly, Life is crafty, perhaps more so than you gave it credit for.

As life spreads, a few forms become dominant on the worlds, so much so that they begin to drown out other Life with their numbers.
Such a development is new to you, unexpected, intriguing one might say.

If anything could develop intelligence, it would be one of these.
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>>5259503
on their* worlds

and excuse the delay, it's a weekend
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>>5259503
Are we supposed to pick a creature or something?
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>>5259503
>NIGLR
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>>5259503
>JUUUSH
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>>5259583
yes
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>>5259503
Juuush
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>>5259503
>JUUUSH
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>>5259503
JUUUSH

I just entered the thread and I don't know what's happening, but it's interesting
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>>5259503
Nglir! It has a cute mouth :3
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As predicted, the Juuush have developed intelligence, the first creatures within you to have done so, though at the rate they develop, they might also be the last.

Little time has passed since the first Juuush spoke, and the first Juuush conquered another world.
They are spreading throughout your body like a tumor, an unstoppable cancer that, in the blink of eye, has subsumed the entirety of Life.
Everything lives to serve them, or at least doesn't attract their ire.

They have become such a fundamental part of your body, that you have unwittingly assumed their shape.

They call you "the Juuushiverse".

How will you respond to this extreme circumstance?

>Fight their influence
>Gently guide them
>Cave to Life's whims
>Reason with them
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>>5261455
>Gently guide them
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>>5261455
>Gently guide them
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>>5261455
>Gently guide them
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>>5261455
>Fight their influence
Give some of them cancer
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>>5261723
>>Fight their influence
>>5261455
>>5261723
kek, let's do it. cull the herd
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>>5261455
>Fight their influence
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Rolled 2 (1d4)

alright
guide or fight
the numbers will decide

1-2 guide
3-4 fight
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>>5261765
We be guiding boys
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>>5261455
>>5261765
I guess we'll have an advantage compared to our brethren universes
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>>5261529
>>5261530
>>5261536
>>5261723
>>5261726
>>5261734
>>5261776
>>5261806
While the Juuush attempt changing more and more of your physical make up to fit their needs, you push back against this onslaught, by ever so slightly adjusting your laws of physics to accommodate them.

Sure enough, they take the hint.
Feeling less threatened by a hostile universe, the Juuush allow other, lesser, creatures to follow them to the stars.

Though you retain this form, the increase in biodiversity begins to alter you, though it is not apparent yet.

One of these non-juuushi creatures, you think, will impact your form more than the others
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>>5261844
>SKISK
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>>5261844
>Skiskilfelkm

FISH FISH FISH FISH
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>>5261977
>>5261896
+1, Atslik looks like a snitch
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>>5261844
>SKISKILFELKM
Sorry to inflate the poster count, but I had power outages and had to reset my router twice lmao
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>>5262161
anon, are you telling me you are every vote for the current stage?
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>>5261980
>>5262192
He's not me, at least
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>>5262192
Also I think that was his only vote on this question, so there are likely 4 actual voters and others lurking
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>>5262192
Nah, I was >>5261529 and >>5261776
Sorry for the confusion
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>>5262201
>>5262194
ah
alright then, carry on
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Why did you people pick the carnivorous fish species? They might cause a lot of problems, like going to war with the JUUUSH later on
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>>5262370
because just look at the girth on the lad
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>>5262370
Evolution requires competition, they shall push each other to grow
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>>5261844
>ATSLIK
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just came by to say I'm not dead
updates will resume on monday, if you're still interested by then
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>>5266843
Thanks for running.
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>>5266843
Can't wait for it



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