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Fate of Golems

Discussion in 'Mythic Roleplaying' started by Ban, Apr 12, 2021.

  1. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    Round 5: Year 40 has started.

    The world of golems is located on the inside of a hollow... cylinder? Orb? It's not yet known.

    The world is comprised of glass, withered grass, withered "grass", sand, dust, diamonds, dunes and caves enveloped by thunderous, light-emitting clouds which strike the lands below with plentiful bolts of lightning. A deep dark sky lies beyond the clouds, beyond which the other end of the hollow golem world is located.

    There are:
    -Tiny little greyish worms who tunnel through sand. Found in caves. Taste pretty good.
    -Big, arm-length juicy worms that taste pretty good. Cultivated for farming.
    -Sentient and sapient hiveminds called wormballs, made from tying worms together in a ball. They wonder what their purpose in life is.
    -Blocky, Glass golems who move by hopping around and say: "Or!" ...or what? Or they hit you with fire by guiding light through their glass forms.

    Locations:
    -There's a town of stone and glass called Gaaaaaaaaaaa, ruled by Ga and populated by the tribe of Ga. It is made up of glass and stone bungalows and has the world's first restaurant in it. Glass "singing" bowls which send messages from other worlds are located on the hills outside of it.
    -The tallest dune is called Mount Ra, on which a giant diamond statue dedicated to the deceased self-styled goddess is located. It is a holy site for the Glass Devotees religion.

    Religions/Schools of thought:
    -The Glass Devotees are a religious group who worship the deceased goddess Ra, a golem who created the first glass golems, built a diamond statue to themself on Mount Ra and spread their religion by fire and glass.
    -The Beardbearers are a cult of golems dedicated to the "great god" Poo, who promised them wealth, splendour and facial hair.

    This round will conclude on Saturday 1st of May
     
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  2. Mia

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    Ra now dead Or was now in charge. As Ra former right hand golem the other 99 glass golems looked up to him for guidance. he wasn't a real golem, more like a puppet to whom Ra had given life, and to show his eternal thanks to her he made sure her name would live on. He became the head of this new religion, praying to the Goddess. he decided in order for all golems to worship Ra and not look down on her creations, the had to become indispensable. In order to do so, he sent his troupes all across the land, at consistent intervals and created a communication through smoke operation, allowing golems to spread word quickly everywhere. Satisfied with his new path he kept one golem, Ad by his side, the same way he was to Ra. Sending him to Ol's restaurant to bring him a hot meal, kept hot in Ad's hollow chest which was essentially a keep warm type of oven
     
  3. Ban

    Ban Sir Laserface Article Team

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    Great! Ra lives on in her creations.

    In the future, could you summarize what Or will do in a single statement near the end of the message, or highlight a sentence? It's easier to write a follow-up for this game when I have one thing to work with and refer to.
     
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  4. Orc Knight

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    Um has seen a lot of the (confusing) world of which they live, along with Why, the now learned wormball. Or as learned as they were. Which troubled Um the Explorer, as they still knew very little of the world or of all it worked. Nor had they ever found out how to answer the wormball's greatest question. Um needed to know more and perhaps find answers to this world. Or more questions. This would only be solved by more exploring. Clearly. This would need to be more. This would need to further golem knowledge.

    Um, with Why in tow, would try to map the golem world and learn what they could. From the caves to the mountain and the one village and all they had previously explored.
     
  5. S.T. Ockenner

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    Poo, stroking her beard, decided now was the time to teach her worshipers the power of facial hair. She willed her divine power into the faces of the golems, and created great hair growth to each of them- well, she tried to. Did it succeed? That's up for her superior, the Highest Deity Ban to decide.
     
  6. S.T. Ockenner

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    I love how you summarize how the world has changed.
     
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  7. Qa pondered the words the singing bowls had spoken. Lyrics? No, not good ones at least, and they probably should ignore them. But Qa had come so far. These voices of the bowls must, since Qa felt well versed in Golem history, be speaking to them from the future —perhaps even the very distant, ten-or-twenty-years-down-the-road future. Who can say? Only. . .

    Oh, the surge of excitement that rushed through Qa as the idea hit them! SO many Golems appeared to be wandering through life with no direction (how would they be able to understand the after-sand if they weren't made aware they were bogged down in this life's struggle and strife?) Qa had seen it for themselves. The mindless, The glass eyed and the grass-eyed. The unaffected.

    Qa could utilize the bowls, divine the strange words they offered, and offer guidance.

    The sign read:

    "Mesdames Qa - Futurist and Fortune Teller"
    (Mesdames being better than Messieurs, both words another bowl had spoken to Qa in their early trial and error) and set out to charge one wormball per future/fortune told. (Qa will also accept diamonds if the poors have nothing nicer to barter with.)

    Yes, the bowls were cryptic, elusive and cheeky. . . but sometimes, lacking a rockin' headband, a little mystery is what one needs to get them off their lazy sandbags and out into the world!

    Qa sets out to be the world's first Golem fortune teller and goes about creating an atmospheric cave setting in which to host their clients. ( Qa is also available to entertain at most social gatherings)

    And Qa keeps right on singing as their newest venture takes shape. . .

    You're walking sand dunes in my mind
    Making waves across Golem time
    Oh no, oh no
    I got a straaaaaange magic . . .
     
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  8. Lynea

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    Having failed at their endeavors to domesticate worms, Ga and the Tribe of Gaaaaaaaaa are keen to bring the sport of soccer to the world, using a sphere made of diamond called Ball.
     
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  9. Svrtnsse

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    After much staring at the grass, listening to the wind, and smelling of the smoke, Sagacious Wu experienced that his mane of luscious hair had become a lot less luscious, and a lot more sandy. It seems the wind is enough to bring sand into the hair, but not to bring it out again. There is need for something stronger than wind.
    A concept that flows into the hair, merges with the sand, and disappears, without taking the sand with it. Something that exists in a state between sand and air. A kind of half-air - to clean the full-hair.

    Wu sets out to discover water.
     
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  10. Ban

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    MiaMia

    After the death of Ra, the glass golems came together to elect a definitive “Or” from among them. Ra had wished to call their glass golem this name, so to honour them, the name would finally find a single host.

    It was decided by the golems that Or should be Or, and not Or nor Or. In fact, Or became Ad, not Or. Or? No, Ad! The golems coronated the Or among them with a united, celebratory shout of: “OR!”

    As the true Or among Ors, Or inherited Ra’s position of leadership, both over the glass golems as well as the Glass Devotees religion. They wished to use this position to create an advanced communication system in the dunes, by sending out their subjects to the far reaches of the world, but this only led to the glass golems scattering to the winds, lost throughout the dunes.

    Well… so much for Or’s rule over the other glass golems. At least they still held the nominal leadership of the Glass Devotees religion, as well as their companion Ad, who Or had ordered to stick close to them. A religious leader worth their salt’s got to have a personal delivery golem. Speaking of which, the worm lasagna from Ol's place had just arrived.

    (Ambitious act. Roll = 28. Result = Fail)

    Orc KnightOrc Knight

    Um the Explorer decided the world required more exploring. And not just a little bit of more exploring. No, no, no… ALL the exploring would be needed. One great exploration of the world to determine once and for all what’s on it, how far it goes, and perhaps most importantly, what the shape of the world is. And it was sorely needed, for Why with too much time to spend, now figured the world was shaped like the inside of a leaf of grass. Whenever Um asked for further information, Why replied with their customary: “Why?”

    Fair enough Why. With no time to waste on their Herculean task, Um and Why laid down a plan of action. One of them would walk one way, the other the other way, both recording everything they found on their path. Every cave, every dune, every everything. Whenever they came across each other again at the end of their walk, they’d take a few steps to their right, then repeat the same process.

    And repeat, and repeat, and repeat… Wait a minute… What did Um and Why record their findings on exactly? There was no paper in this world, nor hides, nor much of anything. Um and Why had noted all of their findings by writing in the sand, not realizing until they were done that sand has a tendency to shift. All of the caves and dunes recorded by Um and Why had been wiped away again when they rturned to check.

    Well that was a bummer. All that hard work for naught. On the plus side though, Um and Why figured out that the world was not a cylinder, nor shaped like a leaf of grass, but was fully and completely round. The world of Golems is a hollow orb. Furthermore, the basket-headed golem and their wormball companion discovered that the world of golems is indeed as expected, completely made of sand, dust, diamonds, glass and the other known components of the world. There is nothing new under the light-emitting clouds.... For now.

    (Ambitious Act. Roll = 73. Result = Success)

    S.T. OckennerS.T. Ockenner

    Poo figured it was time to prove their divinity to their followers. Too bad for Poo, Poo was for now simply a deity in name, not in form. For years Poo tried every possible magical stance, incantation and ritual they could come up with in order to fulfill their promise of granting facial hair to their followers, but none of them worked whatsoever in any way. Most Beardbearers decided to leave the upstart religion in these days, but a loyal few remained at Poo’s beck and call. As the decade came to a close, Poo decided to simply make fake beards with handfuls of grass, which their followers tied around their faces. Although it was a silly solution, it seemed to make the loyal golems happy enough for the time being.

    (Ambitious act. Roll = 8. Result = Fail)

    Maker of Things Not KingsMaker of Things Not Kings

    Mesdames Qa decided to use the strange bowls they had created, with the stranger messages coming from them, to set themself up as the first Golem fortune-teller. Because they had ample experience decorating a cave, once long ago owning perhaps the most comfortable cave there ever was, it wasn’t the slightest problem to turn a cave on the outskirts of Gaaaaaaaaaa into a wonderous bazaar of the mystic, the magic and the transcendental-meta-arcane. Mesdames Qa didn’t know what the last of those three meant either, but the singing bowls told them it was a word, and so it was.

    The cave of Mesdames Qa featured everything a golem fortune-teller’s parlour needs, from glass balls to augur the future through, to extravagant pillows woven from grass and “grass”, to an impressively kitsch amount of wind-chimes hung all over. The singing bowls were dragged inside, where they could benefit from the magical atmosphere of Mesdames Qa’s yet-to-be-named parlour.

    Mesdames Qa adjusted their purple headband to ensure they looked as mystical as they possibly could, then opened for business.

    The years that followed were a tremendous success, with Qa auguring all sorts of important messages from the bowls such as “The Evening Show is brought to you by Absurdium Absinthe. Chase the green fairy!” which obviously meant that the golem before Mesdames Qa should let go of their jealousy and embrace a more whimsical attitude to golem life.

    Why Mesdames Qa would want to receive sentient, sapient wormballs for compensation was a bit of a mystery for the people of Gaaaaaaa, but they did not mind picking a few up and giving them to Qa. The sage wisdom of the singing bowls was well worth it.

    (Ambitious act. Roll = 95. Result = Super Success)

    LyneaLynea

    Ga figured that the people of Gaaaaaaaaaaaaaa needed a sport to engage in. Something to do with their sandy feet and a ball… Football? Ga thought it through and then shook their head. No, no, the feet ball sport would be called soccer, because that makes more sense obviously.

    So Ga took a look at a wormball, then told their followers to grind blocks of diamonds into that exact shape. Meanwhile, Ga would figure out the rules of the feet ball sport that is soccer., the team formation, the field layout, whether or not players should cry their eyes out whenever they get hit by a breeze.

    And then the day came where it could all be brought together. Many diamond balls had been made by the citizens of Gaaaaaaaa. Meanwhile Ga was confident they had figured out how soccer should be played. It was time to test out the game and play it…

    Immediately Ga realised that there was something wrong. For one, the ball was not round, but a sort of oval shape. At the same time, the rules which seemed so soccerish in Ga’s mind, didn’t live up to their imagination. At the end of the confusing match Ga turned to their people and told them that this mutant of a sport they had created was no soccerish football at all, but a different type of football with a ball that was thrown not kicked.

    They thought of what to name the sport they had inadvertently created… Handball perhaps? No, no, that’s a different sport. When they couldn’t figure it out, Ga threw their hands to the air and told their subordinates that this sport would still be football, just a Golem variety of it. Golemerican Football was created.

    (Common Act. Roll = 26. Result = Fail)

    SvrtnsseSvrtnsse

    Sagacious Wu decided that their quest for grass would not end until it had reached its end. The dunes of the golem world would be covered in luscious green hair, even if it were the last thing Wu would do. How could this be accomplished? Wu looked upon their three followers, Wa, At and Er… Then it hit. Water. The world needed water. A substance akin to wind in how it flows, akin to sand in the way it sticks to ground and akin to the softness of the lovely hair Wu once possessed long ago, before the elements tore at their magnificence, breaking down what once was gentle and delightful.

    Sagacious Wu, with Er, At and Wa as their witnesses, began to ponder the idea of water as deeply as they had pondered grass, hair, the universe and the meaning of everything. And as was now custom of the great philosopher Wu, the wisest golem to have ever been, lightning hit them after a long time in thought.

    But water did not manifest in the world beyond Wu. Instead, Wu felt the sand which shaped them turn from grains to liquid. Where once were arms and legs, great rivers flew forth, forcing the stunned stoners Er, At and Wa to flee to higher ground to view what was happening to the great Sagacious Wu.

    The rivers of Wu kept flowing forth, filling the vales of the Golem world with great lakes of fresh, clear water. Sagacious Wu, as calm and collected as always, decided then that they would see the entire process through. The way of Wu was now the way of Water.

    All of Wu’s sand and hair turned to liquid, flowing to the far reaches of the Golem world, filling low-lying sand with water, thus creating a world of green islands and deep, blue lakes, where diamonds glisten beneath the water and grasses of all types grow in great, green splendour. As Sagacious Wu’s hair once flowed through the wind, it now flows as waves through the vales of the Golem world, giving life to grass everywhere. As a result of the new state of the world, with its sandy soil kept in check by grasses and waters, the winds of the golem world are no longer filled with dust.

    (Delusional act. Roll = 23. Result = Death )
     
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  11. Ban

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    Round 6: Year 50 has started.

    The world of golems is located on the inside of a hollow orb. It is small enough that one can walk the full circumference of the world a few times over in the span of a decade.

    The world is comprised of lakes, islands, hills, caves, green grasses of all types, glass, sandy/dusty soil and diamonds enveloped by thunderous, light-emitting clouds which strike the lands below with plentiful bolts of lightning. A deep dark sky lies beyond the clouds, beyond which the other end of the hollow golem world is located.

    There are:
    -Tiny little greyish worms who tunnel through soil. Found in caves. Taste pretty good.
    -Big, arm-length juicy worms that taste pretty good. Cultivated for farming.
    -Sentient and sapient hiveminds called wormballs, made from tying worms together in a ball. They wonder what their purpose in life is.
    -Blocky, Glass golems who move by hopping around and say: "Or!" ...or what? Or they hit you with fire by guiding light through their glass forms.

    Locations:
    -There's a town of stone and glass called Gaaaaaaaaaaa, ruled by Ga and populated by the tribe of Ga. It is made up of glass and stone bungalows and has the world's first restaurant in it. A fortune teller's parlour is located in a cave just out of town.
    -The tallest dune is called Mount Ra, on which a giant diamond statue dedicated to the deceased self-styled goddess is located. It is a holy site for the Glass Devotees religion.

    Sports:
    -Golemerican Football is played with a diamond ball.

    Religions/Schools of thought:
    -The Glass Devotees are a scattered religious group who worship the deceased goddess Ra, a golem who created the first glass golems, built a diamond statue to themself on Mount Ra and spread their religion by fire and glass. It is led by the glass golem Or.
    -The Beardbearers are a small cult of golems dedicated to the "great god" Poo, who promised them wealth, splendour and facial hair. They are known for wearing fake beards woven from grass.

    This round will conclude on Saturday 8th of May
     
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  12. S.T. Ockenner

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    Poo, downcast at her failure, takes a brief period of reflection. Then realizes something.
    "Why not simply...teach them to grow facial hair...the exact same way I grew facial hair!"
    Poo creates a facial hair instruction manual for her followers.
     
  13. Orc Knight

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    With the loss of the great philosopher now back to one with the changed golem world, one of Um's next options was cut off. For Um and Why could not ask Sagacious Wu questions of existential matters. Mostly, why? Though being met with failures and successes, Um would have to continue stumbling on in it's own way, mostly avoiding the other golems. But there were new things, greens and wet things and Um could perhaps cultivate. Being unable to answer questions was frustrating, but Um could cultivate and grow things.

    Um wishes to learn to use the true Sagacious water and grasses to cultivate a new worm ecosystem. Might as well stick to their strengths.
     
  14. Mesdames Qa has been so busy divining the messages from the singing bowls for clients, they have had little time to decide what to do with the abundance of sentient worm balls the've now accrued.

    They've noticed, however, that the worm's castings are piling up. Afraid of being hit with a fine for creating a neighborhood eyesore, they decide to mix a barrow full of worm castings into their little sand garden out back behind the cave-dune, ostensibly to hide them, but one never knows what may come of such a deed. Now, the pressing issue solved, Mesdames Qa turns their attention to the worms themselves.

    While attempting to assist the worms in contemplating their meaning and purpose, one of the singing bowls transmits something musical for the every first time. It is scratchy and so brief, Mesdames Qa fear they've misheard it. . . Wasn't it —

    You take the grey skies outta my way
    You tie the worms all together like Doris Day


    Wham! It hits them. . . Mesdames Qa attempts to follow the bowl's sage advice, makes one massive worm ball and names that massive worm ball, Doris Day. Then they release it FAR from the cave. . . rolling it down-dune towards Gaaaaaaaaaaa, hoping doing so will allow the worms to finally find their true purpose out there. Helping others is good.
     
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  15. Lynea

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    Ga desires to visit Mesdames Qa in their parlor, hoping to understand what it means to exist. Does Ga have a destiny? Perhaps this fortune teller would know.
     
  16. Svrtnsse

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    After Sagacious Wu sadly expired, Er, At, and Wa stood very still for a very long time, not knowing what to do, and waiting for inspiration. Little by little, the three of them came to the conclusion that if they just managed to organise themselves in an orderly fashion, they'd be able to use the discovery of water to their advantage.
    Er had the feeling that with so much water around, hair would become an issue, both the kind of hair that grew from the heads and hides of golems, and the kind of hair that grew from the sides of hills and sand dunes.
    At worked off of Er's assumption that hair would be plentiful, and concluded that something needed to be done in order to calm the growth and keep it manageable.
    Wa, listened to the sound of the wind, found it soothing, and decided that the best way to calm the oncoming storm of unkempt hair would be to distract it into complacency with liberal applications of pleasant harmonies.

    Er, At, and Wa decide to form a barbershop quartet, and set out across the dunes to find a contra bass.
     
  17. Ban

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    Poo decided to create a manual to instruct their small group of followers how to grow facial hair. The manual was written on a clay tablet and consists of three steps:

    1. Think about facial hair
    2. Get hit by lightning
    3. Profit.

    Golems had not quite figured out reading yet, so Poo simply told the members of their beardbearer cult what was written on it. They were hesitant about getting hit by lightning, scared it would turn them to glass, which would be a nightmare for growing a beard (how would it even stick on glass?), but they trusted their supreme leader both wholeheartedly and foolheartedly.

    Before long the success of the method became apparent, with more and more golems walking around with wizard beards, handlebars, mutton chops and a plethora of other types of facial hair. The grass beards the cultists used to attach to their face were dropped and many former cultists rejoined the cult, which now had its own holy book in form of the Beard Tablet and its three simple steps to beardhood.

    (Common Act. Roll = 76. Result = Super Success)

    Orc KnightOrc Knight

    Um the Explorer was hit hard by the loss of Sagacious Wu, who had for decades been a living beacon of stability and sage advice to the golems of this world. Where would the golems go without Wu’s wisdom? Who could provide them with answers for the ever-growing amount of questions Um and others had? After a time of contemplation and sorrow, Um decided that they should divert their attention to different matters. The world contained many mysteries, but Um did not always have to place the burden on themselves to discover the truth behind those mysteries.

    Um and Why settled down by a lake in the newly wet and green golem world. They built a hut for them to live in, which over the decade expanded into a simple, but sturdy golem home, with pens attached to it where worms could be grown. Meanwhile Um and Why spent their time figuring out how to cultivate the grasses of the world, taking a particular liking to the funny grass that makes people mellow and giggly. They experimented on this grass, trying to see how it would react to water and lightning. In the end, the pair accidentally created seaweed, but without possessing any culinary inclination they couldn’t find a purpose for the new type of green. Seaweed quickly spread across the waters of the golem world.

    (Ambitious Act. Roll = 18. Result = Fail)

    Maker of Things Not KingsMaker of Things Not Kings

    Mesdames Qa follows the advice given by the enigmatic singing bowls that have brought Qa great fortune, to figure out a very simple solution for their wormball wealth. If a wormball is just a bunch of worms tied together, than the best way to have fewer wormballs, is to tie wormballs together. So, easy does it, Mesdames Qa spent their off-time tying wormballs together to create a giant wormball named Doris Day. As soon as this was accomplished, Mesdames Qa rolled Doris Day out of the way, so they could focus on the important art of fortune telling, which had quickly become a central part of Gaaaaaaaa’s daily lives.

    As the giant wormball rolled, its many hiveminds organised themselves into an enormous and new hivemind, whose sheer mental capabilities allowed it to will things into existence. Without needing to be hit by lightning, Doris Day willed itself to grow majestic locks of golden blonde hair. Then it bumped against a bungalow in Gaaaaaa and came to a halt. An audience of locals who had been playing Golemerican Football, some bearded, some not, gathered around the behemoth before them.

    The blonde-haired giant ball of worms spoke: “I am become Doris Day, performer of arts.”

    As the citizens of Gaaaaaa marvelled at the immense size of Doris Day and the intense, rumbling timbre of their voice, Doris Day’s many worms began to vibrate, thus creating a highly concentrated dose of pure, undiluted energy from within them.

    This enormous voltage, akin to the powers of lightning, shot out from Doris Day to hit a building in Gaaaaaa with its full might. The stone and glass of the building expanded, balconies and pillars sprung forth from the walls, while multiple stories grew into the air.

    With their blond rivers of hair waving in the wind, Doris Day spoke: “I am become Doris Day, patron of the arts.”

    From then on, the wormballs had found their purpose. They would become Thespians and singers, performers of all types of art in the image of the great Doris Day. As for Doris Day, they rolled on top of the Doris Day Theatre to guard and attend it in perpetuity as its great wormball patron.

    (Ambitious Act. Roll = 82. Result = Super Success)

    LyneaLynea

    Ga, unsatisfied with being a beloved tribal leader, the ruler of the first and only city of the world and being the creator of both sandballs and Golemerican football, went to Mesdames Qa to discover their true purpose in this golem world now filled with water and grass, where sand and dust used to stretch.

    Passing through a smoky cave filled with way too many wind chimes, Ga sat down before Mesdames Qa and their singing bowls to ask for the meaning of life and the purpose of being. Mesdames Qa adjusted their purple headband, then placed their sandy fingers on the rim of a singing bowl. As Mesdames Qa moved their fingers over it, sound came from it:

    “Same old song
    Just a drop of water in an endless sea
    All we do
    Crumbles to the ground, though we refuse to see

    Dust in the wind
    All we are is dust in the wind”

    Ga was silent for a moment, then said with a sigh: “It’s all pretty meaningless then? We live, we die and neither matter in the slightest in the scheme of things.”

    Dejected, but not deterred, Ga straightened up and asked their other question regardless of the answer they received. In the grand scheme Ga and everything else might not matter, but that did not mean there was no hope. What if anything was Ga’s purpose in this vista of meaninglessness? The singing bowls answered:

    “Country roads, take me home
    To the place I belong
    West Virginia, mountain mama
    Take me home, country roads”

    Their purpose was clear to Ga now. Ga’s purpose was to leave behind all that they had built, relinquish their claims on Gaaaaaaaa and their tribe, so they could traverse the breadth and length of the golem world unburdened by the weight of their authority. It was time for Ga to find or create this new place where they belonged: West Virginia… Or Mountain Mama, Ga wasn’t clear on which name the singing bowls had given the place-to-be.

    (Common Act. Roll = 97. Result = Super Success)

    SvrtnsseSvrtnsse

    Er, At and Wa had giant shoes to fill after the passing of Sagacious Wu, but luckily for them, they didn’t know what shoes were, so the burden could be a lot heavier than it already was. What the trio of philosopher apprentices did know, were the many lessons taught by their teacher, both in life and in death. They had inherited inklings of the sage golem’s wisdom. Like their teacher, the trio appreciated the flow of the wind, the growth of grass and the great prescience of water, for which Wu had given themself fully.

    With this great appreciation, came great responsibility. Er, At and Wa had inherited philosophical custodianship over the natural world, and they had decided amongst themselves that the best way to exercise this position, was through learning the art of song, so they may soothe the world and all that’s in it.

    Er, At and Wa travelled to Gaaaaaaaa, where the Doris Day Theatre had recently come into existence. The giant wormball for which it is names greeted them with a low rumbling as they passed by the pillars of the building and entered its depths. Inside, the trio found wormballs and golems aplenty, practising all sorts of arts.

    Searching the building for a fourth member of their upcoming barbershop quartet, the trio found a wormball with the voice of an angel, who introduced themself as Phiar the Phantastic, a name whose spelling the three did not question… for the moment. When Er, At and Wa asked the wormball to join their group and teach them the art of song, the wormball agreed.

    Er-At, Wa and Phiar was born... Or was it the Phantastic Phour? Or....

    (Common Act. Roll = 41. Result = Success)
     
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  18. Ban

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    Round 7: Year 60 has started.

    The world of golems is located on the inside of a hollow orb. It is small enough that one can walk the full circumference of the world a few times over in the span of a decade.

    The world is comprised of lakes, islands, hills, caves, green grasses of all types, seaweed, glass, sandy/dusty soil and diamonds enveloped by thunderous, light-emitting clouds which strike the lands below with plentiful bolts of lightning. A deep dark sky lies beyond the clouds, beyond which the other end of the hollow golem world is located.

    There are:
    -Tiny little greyish worms who tunnel through soil. Found in caves. Taste pretty good.
    -Big, arm-length juicy worms that taste pretty good. Cultivated for farming.
    -Sentient and sapient hiveminds called wormballs, made from tying worms together in a ball. They are wonderful artists of all kinds and all types.
    -Blocky, Glass golems who move by hopping around and say: "Or!" ...or what? Or they hit you with fire by guiding light through their glass forms.

    Cities:
    1.
    Gaaaaaaaaaaaa is a town of stone and glass, which no longer has a leader since the resignation of Ga, its founder. It is made up of glass and stone bungalows.
    -It contains the Doris Day Theatre, a massive art institution with pillars and balconies, on which the wormball demigod Doris Day is sat.
    -It contains the world's first restaurant.
    -A fortune teller's parlour is located in a cave just out of town.

    Locations:
    -The tallest dune is called Mount Ra, on which a giant diamond statue dedicated to the deceased self-styled goddess is located. It is a holy site for the Glass Devotees religion.

    Sports:
    -Golemerican Football is played with a diamond ball.

    Religions/Schools of thought:
    -The Glass Devotees are a scattered religious group who worship the deceased goddess Ra, a golem who created the first glass golems, built a diamond statue to themself on Mount Ra and spread their religion by fire and glass. It is led by the glass golem Or.
    -The Beardbearers are a large cult of golems dedicated to the "great god" Poo, who promised them wealth, splendour and facial hair. They are known for sporting bears and mustaches, and follow a holy scripture called the Beard Tablet.

    This round will conclude on Sunday 16th of May
     
  19. Orc Knight

    Orc Knight Auror

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    Um, while now often in a haze with the beat of a song only they heard in their head still did some thinking. The now often baked golem was getting philosophical thoughts, or what passed for such while distracted on the grasses. Had Um known what a train was, the thoughts would have been described as such, but Um didn't know what a train was, but they could figure out what it was later. For now, Um had come to a great conclusion that it seemed many others had. True, it could go terribly wrong, but perhaps a little more risk was needed. It seemed thoughts, combined with lightning, was a vital function to this world they lived in. Along with a strong will to create. Um felt the world needed more biodiversity (a word they and Why had worked out with one evening and made a picture of on the hut) and it would perhaps work better then the slow path that Um was currently on.

    So Um and Why would set out to make the world even more diverse, with things like flying worms, water worms, lightning worms, things that weren't worms with legs, furry walking worms that weren't worms and other not worms. With the combined will of golem and worm, some lightning brought to them and the world itself, Um and Why would make it much more diverse.

    For good or ill, Um.
     
  20. S.T. Ockenner

    S.T. Ockenner Auror

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    Poo, happy to have finally fostered beardedness, sends her loyal acolytes across the land, to spread the religion of beards and mustaches
     
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