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Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Hold your nose and investigate the food bowl's contents. Might give some insight into what we're here to find.

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Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

The evidence tells us that Flopsy is most likely an arachnid of some sort. The pinhole style footprints were all over the pet house, reflective of long term occupancy. The larger lizard creature is some sort of beast of burden, used to pull the cart. Given the carnival location, I suspect the eccentric elf's creature will be used as part of a freak show or menagerie attraction.

Follow the scent of dung to find the animal trainer's enclosure.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Arkanomen posted:

1. Stake down the lumps. Give them enough canvas to roam with slack but keep them locked down.
2. Go and get two wagons that match the size of the moving and bear lump.
3. Herd the lumps into the wagons.
4. Seal them up
5. Cut the wagon lump free and examine
6. Get some animals to haul it home.


This but with the caveat that that anything that displays plantlike growth through holes/tears/whatever gets chopped into bits on the spot.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Old lady or her family made a deal with the dumb painting monster/demon/spirit/whatever, now she's trying to weasel out of paying her end. It's very likely she intends for our little band of idiots to either destroy it or pay the price for her.

Ask who the deal was with and what the terms were. We specifically want to know what if anything they were granted, and what they were supposed to pay in return.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

As Outrail said, B and C aren't mutually exclusive. Start with the assumption we'll be harassing it from range, but take some brush with us for the fire and stakes.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

The bottle is damaged. It is a damaged bottle of incredibly volatile explosive liquid.

Throw it into the cave now, before it kills us.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

F: Get rid of the volatile explosive bottle. I don't care how. Turn it into a landmine, toss it into the cave, pour it into a simple mold of mud to collapse the cavern, whatever.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

B: The thing he thinks he saw was probably a kelpie. Tell him we'll need specialized tools before we hunt his beast. Notably a bridle marked with holy symbols. As backups we'd need powdered silver for our weapons and oil for quickly setting a hot fire. If we manage to gather all of that, we'd then have to search for a human with hoofs or water plants in their hair, or a horse with backward hooves. If it's saddled, you cut the saddle off. If it isn't, you try to get the holy bridle into its mouth. If neither is an option, you stab it with heated weapons dusted with silver.

C: Sure, why not. She's got two weeks to prove she can hack it. If she can't pull her own weight by then, either she gets the boot or hires on as a non-combat role for a steady wage with no hunt share.

Tran fucked around with this message at Dec 30, 2015 around 01:28

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Offer to trade/sell her some of the FOOF. Gnomes eat that poo poo up, let her be the one responsible for reducing a city or two to ash and not us.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

If we're near, rush to block with our shield. If not, throw shield roughly between the knife and big dude.

Apparently the attack is Konnie throwing a dagger, according to IRC. Not really anything we can do except wait for another update?

Tran fucked around with this message at Feb 16, 2016 around 00:31

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Toss the man a canteen or skin of water and something to eat first off. He's not gonna' be any help at all if he's half starved and dehydrated.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

ACF, Armor goes to Kvelar.

What is the legal standing of kobolds in the Empire? Would this tribe be classified as a pest species, bandits, hostile foreign elements?

Tell Egg his options are pretty limited. As it stands the default options would be to kill him, turn him over to the authorities, or something equally unpleasant. However, he's obviously no fool. So maybe there's another way out of this. As he was technically not yet born and thus not culpable for the actions of the tribe, we could make a case for having him released into ITEC's care. In return he works his debt to us off as a trap designer and auxiliary member, according to his aptitude and physical ability.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

With them being confirmed as pest species, smash the eggs then see if we can figure out a way to get the crate back to Gruw. It's pretty valuable evidence, and may earn us a bonus. We also have the shrine we seemed intent on reclaiming and the death certificates of the previous adventurers to gather before we clear out.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

If you want the gnome, it basically means we have to buy a whole other building or excavate a sturdy basement. She's just too expensive right now.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Secure steel hatch and blast vents, yo.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

We already have an acquaintance who does just that. We also don't have to pay him for the privilege. The only reason to hire this lady is if you want someone constantly producing at cost. Part of her basic requirements for such was a private room/workshop.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

As the other dwarf said. Toil gave us a job, best be on about it. Do tell the others why we've abruptly decided to leave though.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

F: While the god may not offer a reward, one would expect it is reasonable to assume there will be some opportunity to profit. Whether by a reward from the Imperial Bureaucracy, possible legal salvage from the site or village, or local rewards from communities under threat.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Stop making emotional appeals to the libertarian dwarf.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

1. B
2. Volunteers only.


Pay out wages now, tell the ones going to Braav that we'll see them in a couple weeks. If Kvelar wants to go on the quest for Toil as we suspect, appoint Johakim to hold down the fort. As a doctor of sorts he's at least somewhat educated, and having two brothers as co-workers he's got incentive to keep things together.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Grab jerky, bury stuff if timely, get moving.

Also let's not experiment with potentially dangerous chemical cocktails the very moment we find them.

Tran fucked around with this message at Jun 9, 2016 around 22:07

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Waci posted:

A
I
L - Toil


Yep

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Switch from L to O then.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Bring Foof, dig shallow pit traps, place foof inside

Improvised land mines that confine and redirect explosive force. (More dangerous for things in pit, less so for everyone else.)

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

I think the joke is that a dwarf was possessed by a fey mood and fated to destroy the town in a rage when unable to acquire all the components.

It's a dwarf fortress thing.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Outrail posted:

WTF, that's the exact opposite of what we were trying to do.

Don't let any dwarves into the factory. That was like, point number one goddammit.

Either Toil wanted thit to happen or he is the stupidest loving god ever. Either way good job buddy.

Incorporate that phasing monster thing. That would be a great thing to incorporate into a destruction machine. The thing I like most about the world is FOOF, and Burn Powder and Pressurized Acid. With regards to concepts about the world that strike me as significant is the randomness of life, how dangerous everything is and how things can change in an instant.

Naw, we disarmed it. Fel/Fey/Mysterious moods cause terrible madness if not completed. If the components are gathered successfully the result is an artifact of great value and quality.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Many of the problems she poses could be solved with a little training, of which she has received almost none. We haven't taken time off for that sort of thing since we took our first job.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Waci posted:

Repeat the litany.

I WANT to be a paladin of Toil.

^

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Start making wood or stone spears or clubs for those with metallic weapons.

Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

D & E: Nyaa's idea about using the tree line is a good one. Neatly covers the group from those crossbows while getting us in close to rusty.

Theantero posted:

Actually, it looks like a displacer beast, just with an insect head:



Glad I'm not the only one nerdy enough to recognize that on sight.

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Tran
Feb 17, 2011

It's a pleasure to meet all of you. Especially in such a fine settin' as this. Just need us some music an' a brawl an' we'll be set.

Outrail posted:

That's third edition right? I think second was more like a big cat?

The shoulder tentacles were the same. They're the big defining feature.

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