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1652 Great Flood

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12 hours ago, soltakss said:

Worcha was created with the sole intent of destroying Ernalda. The Seas have invaded the Land many times, sometimes with catastrophic results.  I think that some Sea Deities are friendly with some Earth Deities and some are hostile, depending on the cults. The Pantheons themselves are probably neutral, due to the differences within.

That seems reasonable.  All the same, I am uncertain that even land-hostile deities of the sea will tolerate being forced to war by darkness forces.  The troll plan is something akin to a Dominate spell for water forces.  I would expect that all the water forces that matter would be utterly intent on destroying the iceberg and freeing the trapped water.

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I noticed that the Theyalan name of the Bullflood is Uxeler, i.e., Urox-heler, which implies that Heler/Eler is a Theyalan common noun meaning flood as well as the name of a god... This may be of some significance for the interpretation the Heortlings have of the event and a proper response to it.

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On 7/24/2018 at 12:22 PM, David Scott said:

I was reminded that I hadn't done the third map! So here is the final flood level with a special note. You'll see i've marked a red circle on the map. This place is important as its the separation pain of the Oslir river watershed and the Creek-stream-river watershed. I've chosen not to have the flood spill over at this point. If you want an Oslir catastrophe as part of this event - go ahead, but it doesnt seem to fit here unless you think otherwise.

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So David, what will happen when the waters reach the Dead Bottom? Thanks.

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1 hour ago, kalidor said:

So David, what will happen when the waters reach the Dead Bottom? Thanks.

Or rather the leak the Mostali have been trying to plug under the Long Dry?

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2 hours ago, kalidor said:

So David, what will happen when the waters reach the Dead Bottom? Thanks.

There’s an error in the third map, according to Greg’s notes, the Wastes don’t get flooded. However if you want it in your game I’d say the Wicked Writher escapes and roams the waters as a giant water elemental, not trapped anymore. Or some other cool story.

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3 hours ago, Joerg said:

Or rather the leak the Mostali have been trying to plug under the Long Dry?

The assembly gantry is swung back, all workers brace for impact, terminator dwarves are returned to stasis pods. The lead dwarves reverse the containment valves, the dinosaur powered capstans slowly turn the flow forcing the flood into the breech. The maelstrom gorges on the flow, sucking harder than the flood pushes. The organic material recovery filters strain as herd beasts start to clog them. Chaos monsters add to this and a chaos aquaslime starts to regulate the flow. Ultimately this is what saves Prax from loosing its top layer of earth. Prax drains faster than surrounding areas and is pretty much dry after a year. The aquaslime plug is moved onto the break, forming a gel that the plug sits on and seals. The mostali flood plan succeeds in plugging this ancient crack, the world machine repair is progressing.

By sacred time of 1654, the dwarf's complex had been repurposed and packed. The great city sphere was hitched onto its dinosaur dray and begin the slow move up from the depths. In spring* it had penetrated the deep basements of Cliffhome on the way to the Greatway. It was here that the Dwarves were instrumental in evicting Cragspider and the Black Dragon with the aid of Unstanos. The trolls had never dealt with this kind of highly trained force, however few of the terminators survived contact with the Dragon.

* it's implied that the city spent many years moving, so it's uncertain which spring it is.

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20 minutes ago, David Scott said:

There’s an error in the third map, according to Greg’s notes, the Wastes don’t get flooded. However if you want it in your game I’d say the Wicked Writher escapes and roams the waters as a giant water elemental, not trapped anymore. Or some other cool story.

Sorry David it was my mistake, I meant "The dead place" in prax. Will it  be healed?. Thanks.

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I don’t think so without some Adventurer intervention. This was a great god time act and so I don’t believe it can be easily undone. The lifeforce is now part of Storm Bull. If he were to die there it might be restored, but getting to that point is a huge adventure. That said if you think the flood can restore the dead place then go do it. YGMV. 

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8 minutes ago, David Scott said:

I don’t think so without some Adventurer intervention. This was a great god time act and so I don’t believe it can be easily undone. The lifeforce is now part of Storm Bull. If he were to die there it might be restored, but getting to that point is a huge adventure. That said if you think the flood can restore the dead place then go do it. YGMV. 

Well i was not thinking about undone what was done, just that the life-giving waters just heal the " life stealing" effects of that zone on those who go there even if what it is left is only desert.

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1 hour ago, kalidor said:

Well i was not thinking about undone what was done, just that the life-giving waters just heal the " life stealing" effects of that zone on those who go there even if what it is left is only desert.

Looking at the description on page 124 of RQG, i personally wouldn’t call it life stealing. The dead place is magically dead and as a result what’s there suffers. As it says using magic there would likely start to restore the place. I can’t see the flood restoring this magical deficit. I think what’s more likely with the flood is how the area will affect sea life there. A cool idea would be to have it become a lake. 

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I think I know what the Trolls are up to.  They are very likely to be well aware of the Elf Plot to superseed the world, and flooding it is their answer.  It will also cause the Dwarves a good many problems with their little plot to raise all those sunken lands.  Remember the Praxian prophecies about how the people who wish to return Prax to the Green Age will ultimately destroy everyone?  I think this may refer to the Aldryami plan to reforest Prax and the rest of the world, and the Trolls then flooding the place to stop this taking place.  

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> [Joerg] Or rather the leak the Mostali have been trying to plug under the Long Dry?
> [David Scott] The assembly gantry ...[snip]

I don't remember ever hearing about this Mostali Prax / Dragon Pass tunneling stuff before, but it sounds cool.  Is there some background text on it somewhere?

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14 minutes ago, Roko Joko said:

> [Joerg] Or rather the leak the Mostali have been trying to plug under the Long Dry?
> [David Scott] The assembly gantry ...[snip]

I don't remember ever hearing about this Mostali Prax / Dragon Pass tunneling stuff before, but it sounds cool.  Is there some background text on it somewhere?

 

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