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In the beginning there was family. The father shining harsh light, burning away all that is not right. Giving life and taking it. The Mother reflecting what is cast upon her. Cold and unforgiving. Beatiful and mesmerizing. Eno harboring life on its surface. A place where the strong prey upon the weak and the weak covet. Others too distant to be seen and yet their precence is known. In the midst of all are the children born from the mother and made pure by the father. Remaking themselves in constant creation.

And it came to be that children fell upon Eno and great cataclysm came. Above surface burnt to ashes. Seas boiled to steam just to rain once more down to the cinders of Eno. The cycle was halted and half of Eno was scorhed by the father when the other half was frozen in awe of the morher. And inbetween them a never ending tempest.

the children rose from the sea. They chose children of their own from the few that survived and from those that did not. And they rose to the great mountain of day and night and from there they gaze upon their children and the world.

excerpts from "The ramblings of a madman."


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In the village of Polemik all is quiet and peacefull. The most prominent (and the only) businesman of the village, Hans Lyypek is strolling down the quiet street as birds chitter on trees.

He looks up and sees that the village healer and a crazy person, Martha Maadolin is in the tree conversing with the said birds. He looks at the sight with a pitifull disdain and continues his journey to the village center.

The center is no more than a few houses build in circular formation surrounding the well of the village. Few stands house the market circle. There are stands for veggies and fruit, honey and wool and other produce of agricultural nature. There are also stands trading game and gathered food stuffs like berries and shrooms. The village is a fairly prosperous one and Hans Lyypek thinks he is mostly to thank for that.

The fishmongers stand stands unpopulated for there has not been any fish on the nearby river for a quite some time. The fact that Hans has set up nets upriver before the village to catch the fish and trade them for stone at once hostile village of kraak has got absolutely nothing to do with it. And if it would have something to do with it then so be it! The raids from kraak that used to plague the village of Polemik had ceased and the stone the village gets from the trade would one day be used to make something great!

Hans is headed for biggest house (biggest with a small margin as pretty much all the houses are quite small) of the market circle. The house houses a tavern and the village hall and is located between the buildings which will one day
be a bank and a church. Hans walks in the main (and only) hall of the building and sees that the man who is both the Mayor and a tavernkeeper is behind the counter serving his fellows beer and counsel. Hans heads to the counter to seek neither.

"Hello Mayor" says Hans.
"Well hello there Hans" replies the Mayor.
"I saw Mary up a tree on the way here" Informs Hans.
"Yes, but did you see what she was doing in the tree?" asks the Mayor.
"Talking to the birds." Hans replies.
"And I asked her to go to the squirrels for the nuts!" wailes the Mayor amused.

Hans is less amused

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Hard choice. I kinda get the feeling Hans Lyypek is this greedy, arrogant, burgher type, and establishing a bank to maximise profits would sound like a natural pick. But... The magical route sounds just so much more interesting option storywise. - Quest to fetch a Village Deity.

“It is true that I have experience in dealing with kraak. I will make the trip and I am sure we will come to an agreement on labor for the wall, skilled or otherwise. I trust I can act with some degree of freedom on regards on the terms of the agreement?“ says Hans “As it really should be your job leading these expeditions to hazardous areas!” which Is left unsaid between the two. "Of course! You will have absolutely free hands to come to an agreement that is both beneficial and fair for all parties." says The Mayor.

Meeting ends with high spirits on both sides of the counter. The Mayor can rest assured Hans will be busy for a while dealing with his next enterprise leaving him in peace. Hans on the other hand can and will be pursuing an agreement that is beneficial for atleast one of the parties included and fair for all the parties although maybe a little more fair to some. Hans begins to plan for the trip immediately thinking what and who to bring a board for the best possible outcome.

Vote for 1-3 options. 3 of the options with the highest stake behind them gets picked and the rest are discarded. The composition of the entourage affects how the deal is presented. Aggressively or with silver a tongue. Voting closes at wednesday 29.11.2017 00:00 UTC +2.00 if there are not enough votes cast to deside the victor then the options are chosen via diceroll

STATE OF AFFAIRS

Population: 50

  • Employment: 25 ppl (50%)
  • Women/Men: 25/25
  • Children: 13
  • Elderly: 12

Noticable villagers:
The Mayor (Administrative leader)
Hans Lyypek (Financial leader)
Martha Maadolin (Healer and animal handler)

HOUSING: Abundant
AGRICULTURAL PRODUCE: Enough for the population
STONE: Abundant
FISH: None
GAME: Some occasionally

Option 3

Bring Martha. She is adept with animalcare and could maybe teach the people of kraak something as a sign of good will. Crazy as she is she is she is still atleast a familiar face to the people of kraak.

Option 2

“It is true I have experience in dealing with kraak. I will make the trip to kraak and I am sure we will come to an agreement on labor for the wall, skilled or otherwise. I trust I can act with some degree of freedom on regards on the terms of the agreement?“ says Hans “As it really should be your job leading these expeditions to hazardous areas!” which Is left unsaid between the two…

Option 4

"WRITE IN"

Option 3. Write in.

Hans shifts his weight. The Mayor gestures to a stool. Hans sits as he rewords his statement.
"I have a propostion for you and the town itself. But I fear it is rather uncomforting."
The Mayor cleans a glass. His brow furrowed. Everything was excellent in the area. Must Hans waltz in with gloom and doom?
"I have no intention of procrastinating my cleaning."
He grabs another glass nearly dropping it. "I am listening Hans. Let me guess a place of worship so we can keep up morale or-."
He gives a pause and leans on the bar studying him. "A bank that can help us finacially."
Hans taps on the wooden bar. "Not quite. I fear it has grown too quiet."
The mayor cocks his head. "You fear peace?"
Hans scoffed. "I fear hardship. I think we are growing soft! It's like a bloody children's tale out there. What if our neighbors decide we should share our wealth and fortune. Half these imbeciles might lead them down the street. We need a sense of purpose."
The Mayor signed. "Are you wanting a war? Do you want me to go out there and forge swords, teach men to fight and send boys to die?"
Hans grimaced. And pointed to the keg. The mayor relented and poured a glass. Hans spoke. His voice echoing into the mug.
"This city needs walls."
The mayor stammered as his patron chugged. "Made of what? Grass and sticks?"
Hans smiled. A sight that made the mayors spine shiver.
"I have stone. Enough for forty towns."

Option 3

“I am sure I would do great in our fiefdoms manor. I would require a retinue if I were to properly represent the village as you put it. At least few servants and a gnome. And a guard!” Muses Hans. The Mayor is left looking amused.

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Option 1

We need muscle. Bring the strongest and the most able-bodied villagers armed with what ever tools of trade they posses.

Option 2

We need bribes. Bring along leftovers of last years harvest and what ever seasons produce we have. It is mid-summer so that would be berries and green veggies.

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Option 4

Bring along the aristocrat (suggest a name) and his/hers gnome servant. We need legitemacy for this trip and to bring a blue blood along would come a long way of producing credibility for the bunch.

Option 5

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Option 2 chosen

1st roll
0-33 option 1
34-66 option 3
67-100 option 4

2nd roll
50/50 for the remaining options

lets hope the dice bot works :)

noppasata

31

Options 1 and 2 chosen
option 3 0-50
option 4 51-100

noppasata

62

Options 1, 3, and 4 chosen.
We will bring muscle, a crazy person and an aristocrat along to negotiate a deal.


I made a mistake there but just replaced the option 2 with option 3 which was actually voted for.
I think im not going to keep the rollbot rova online on regular basis as I think it might not be a good idea. Leave a comment if you disagree.
Im gonna try something on next post which will be att sunday 3.12.2017 09:00 UTC +2.00 New thread "Journey to kraav"