Omega, Turn Four (Year 13-16)
Prosperity visits the Omega, and the great mission is sustained by it. The eastern barbarian lands, depleted by predation, have fallen in line with little resistance, and so grows the lands connected to the Parent.
While Joseph the Breaker proved intractable and, ultimately, compactable, his neighbors to the north were more numerous and receptive, welcoming Deep Gully, an elemental of earth and stone. The measured remarks of the pleasant elemental, plus a chest of Emerald Resin, will hopefully open a dialogue that will hopefully see these children welcomed to the structured and inquisitive life of the Omega.
Deep within Emerald Root, Still Lake receives word that the Myrkan seek aid as recompense for knowledge. For the Omega, this is always an easy trade. The industries of the elemental nation are put toward assisting the refugee network. Expansion is never finished, however, and even as the Omega send more negotiators out in search of resources, the creation of new Daemons - elementals made for war - continues.
It is not all business, however. Alerted to the Convergence of the Moons by the Seekers, the elementals promptly logged the stellar curiosity and then comprehensively ignored it... until they learned of the ritual significance it held for the surrounding lands and the seeming importance of such a rare celestial alignment. Not understanding the appeal, but always willing to try new things, the Omega brainstormed and searched their oldest memories for similar ancient festivals and settled on their own form of celebration. On the night of the alignment, they brought forth the superstitions of old across the land. Animal-shaped elementals ran wild through the forest, flying elementals circled and sang in ethereal harmony, and those more abstract beings shifted streams, configured rocks, and drew symbols into placid fields and glades where none had existed before.
Finally, on the highest hill in their domain, they erected a massive straw bipedal form, anatomically accurate in all ways save that the hands were disturbing and strange. The elementals doused it in their endemic resins, and at the precise moment of the conjunction they set it alight. The children of the Omega watched it burn, cheering, still not quite understanding the purpose but knowing that they had successfully partied, per the records. Several admitted to having come up with truly bizarre turns of phrase in their song solely to baffle future generations who would examine this new tradition.
[Military]: Raise One Unit of Daemons
[Diplomacy]: Stake Claim on region 210, spending treasure to do so. (Success vs. TN 12)
[Diplomacy]: Stabilize Region 200. (Failure vs. TN 12)
[Industry]: Aid the Myrkan as they call upon debts.
[Industry]: Attempt to Buyout Lotus Silk TP 2 in Region 216 (Supported). (Success vs. TN 12)
Resist Conversion Attempts
Host Convergence Festival
Ruler Stats for Still Lake:
Diplomacy 4 (+1) | Military 7 | Industry 6 (+1) | Faith 1 | Intrigue 2