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we gave the cart to the blackrocks, since we tried to give them a gift earlier and it didn’t work. they were grateful for it and went from “mad at us” pink to “neutral toward us” purple, hooray!
we also sent 3 horses and a few shiny things down to the rangdani - i chose horses because we had 70 of them and the rangdani worship elmal and might appreciate that kind of a gift. endal was toasted in their clan hall and says he thinks their chief is more friendly toward us now.
our harvest came in but we’re still, like, 100 or 200 bushels of food short for the year. i have no idea what’s up with that because we have enough land cleared, we have enough farmers, we SHOULD be making enough food?? SACRIFICES TO ALL THE FARMING GODS, plus we’ll send endal out to trade for some during Storm if the roads are clear
Sora Goodseller, a trader-priestess of the talking god, Issaries, comes to trade. In addition to the usual exchange of goods, she asks if we have any white horses. Although we have some light grey horses, none can truly be called white.
- Apologize for not having one.
- Apologize for not having one, and throw her a feast.
- Offer to save the next white horse for her.
- Sell her another horse.
Garrath: We should at least show generosity, so she will spread our good name among the other clans.
Aransanda: We have failed in our obligation to a guest.
Endal: I bargained with Sora several years ago, at the great market. She had a fine white horse back then, and she’s probably trying to replace it.
Ingard: A horse is usually worth four cows, but white horses are fairly rare.
Orngerin: A horse is usually worth four cows.
Robasart: A horse is usually worth four cows, but white horses are fairly rare.
Wilms: We could paint a horse white, I’ve done it before.
robasart r u trying to get in nice w ingard bc u miss yr old barntar buddy? thats my headcanon now, u poor thing
i’ve gotten this event before in other games (sometimes you even DO have a white horse to trade her!) but ive never seen that particular response that endal gave, like, none of my traders have ever been like OH YEAH I KNOW HER before, that’s p neat
im not sure why aransanda thinks “not owning the random horse she asked for” is “failing an obligation” i think she’s overreacting here. so we don’t have one, so what? we can’t throw her a feast since we’re, like, short on food and shit, but promising to save her a horse costs nothing
lol and she is aware that promises cost nothing apparently
Priestesses of Chalana Arroy from many different clans have gathered together to pay homage to their goddess. As part of their devotions, they are traveling to various tulas and offering to heal the sick and the wounded. They ask only that you promise to aid them in the future, when your help is needed. The more people they heal, the greater the favor they will ask. The people are honored by their visit.
- Ask them to heal all of your sick and wounded.
- Ask them to heal half of your sick and wounded.
- Ask them to heal only a few people.
- Decline their offer.
- Decline their offer; give them gifts.
Garrath: Everyone loves and respects the priestesses of Chalana Arroy; if we gift them generously, other clans will look on us with favor.
Aransanda: Of course, we should let them heal everyone.
Endal: The priestesses will come back later and ask either for one cow for every two people healed, or a share of our clan magic.
Ingard: Not all attempts to heal are successful.
Orngerin: Chalana Arroy is the virtuous goddess of healing and mercy.
Robasart: Chalana Arroy isn’t so great. She healed the enemies of Orlanth as well as his friends. She even stopped Urox from killing the chaos brother, Ragnaglar!
Wilms: Did I ever tell you the story about what happened when Eurmal lifted Chalana Arroy’s skirt to see what was underneath?
NO WILMS TELL ME MORE NO SRSLY I WANT TO KNOW im gonna look around the internet and see if that story is available somewhere to share w u
also robasart never change. uroxi are the best
ive actually never had the chalana arroy people come by and call the favor in. maybe this will be the time! anyway two heals per cow is not that bad. if you sacrifice to chalana on your ownio it usually works out to like one heal per cow. & like wouldnt it be awful to be like OH YES HEAL SOME PEOPLE BUT ONLY CERTAIN ONES. WE’LL TELL YOU WHICH ONES TO HEAL AND LET THE REST OF THEM JUST SIT THERE AND BE SICK BECAUSE WE DON’T LIKE THEM.
so we’ll have them heal all our folks, it’s fine, it’ll buff out. i dont think we had TOO many anyway
to try to help the food situation we send endal over to the ducks to trade silver things and horses for edibles. the ducks are good neighbors in times of need - they’re v farmy in addition to being v anti-chaos, so they almost always have a ton of food and are so glad to have a friend that they’ll give us decent bargains on it. he might be able to get us some nosh for nothing, we’ll see in a couple of weeks
While plowing the fields, the carls find something strange. It’s the enormous skull of some kind of dragon creature.
- Destroy it.
- Display it in a temple or shrine.
- Display it in the clan hall.
- Rebury it.
- Trade it away.
Garrath: It might be worth something as a curiosity.
Aransanda: Remember that dragons ruled this land. And they could still come back.
Endal is over at the duckhouse rn but i bet if he were here he’d tell us to trade it to somebody
Ingard: I don’t really care. Just get it out of the fields.
Orngerin: It might be worth something as a curiosity.
Robasart: Let the warriors help the carls destroy it.
Wilms: What would Eurmal do? I mean, what would Orlanth do?
we didnt like dragons plus everybody’s kind of in a bad mood because of several years of shitty harvests despite all our hard work. let’s beat the FUCK uot of this dragon skull YEAH
and that brings us to a new year!
everyone on the ring is really antsy because we haven’t done any heroquests yet. well, we don’t really know any heroquests to do. between fixing that and sending out explorers like lhankor mhy wants us to, we should have a pretty full year tbh - sacrificing until we learn some legends, so next year we can try to DO MAGICS.
endal didnt get us food for free unfortunately :( maybe next time. he did bring back some duck gossip tho. now that i think about it it’s possible ducks only trade you 40 food, flat, the end, no matter what size caravan you send, so i should maybe send just a regular caravan and be stingy with them. we’ll try and do that next time we deal with the ducks
we have a shrine to vinga up to give us Fyrdwomen; for our explorin’ purposes i swap it over to Pathfinder and then go to send some people out. do you think that’s distant enough?
Thanes from the Rangdani clan come to lodge a claim against you. Unlike most other clans in the area, their main god is the sun deity, Elmal. In their tradition, it is Elmal who is the exemplar of the good chieftain. Elmali clans still worship Orlanth and the other gods, and their laws are otherwise similar to yours. These thanes are here to complain that thanes of your clan disrupted their holy ceremonies and lobbed dirt clods at their temple.
- Allow them to lob dirt clods at your temple.
- Compose a poem of apology.
- Offer them compensation.
- "Elmal must always be subordinate to Orlanth."
Garrath: Elmal must always be subordinate to Orlanth, or so our laws say. The Rangdani laws are different, however.
Aransanda: Our magic will suffer if we let them lob dirt at our temple. But if we offend them, they could call on Elmal to curse us, which might be worse.
Endal: A tangible gift shows greater respect than do pretty words.
Ingard & Orngerin & Robasart all agree that Elmal must always be subordinate to Orlanth. They’re like this little clique.
Wilms: It’s good to see Elmal getting picked on, instead of Eurmal.
ugh we’re trying to be nice to these guys and what do our fuckin thanes do? go piss them off good job assholes ugh
how do you guys wanna fix this?
QUESTIONS FOR THE ASK BOX: 1. WHAT DO YOU WANT TO DO ABOUT THESE ELMAL-WORSHIPPIN’ DUDES WHO LIVE NEXT DOOR TO US?? 2. WHICH OF THE GODS SHOULD WE TRY AND SUCK UP TO THE MOST IN HOPES OF LEARNING MYTHS AND DOING A HEROQUEST NEXT YEAR? ASK BOX