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  • #46
    *wrote up half of my Kek'Tungsssha subroutine post and lost it, MAKER DAMN IT!*


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    • #47
      I need to go back and edit in that Sitlacami wears the round onyx gem of the Populat, Konom'aq wears the square sapphire of the Theomachracy, and Tilxriyin wears the diamond-shaped amethyst of the Sodalites.


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      • #48
        Current Ministerial Subroutines of Kek’Tungsssha, Third Soul of Autochthon, Divine Minister of Smelting, Craft, Tools, Industry, Mass Production, Fertility, and Reproductive Sex. Goddess of Assembly Lines, Creativity and Productivity.

        Ryn Reb, Defining Subroutine for Common Goods, Interchangeable Parts, and Mathematical Mode; one of three Acting Advocates of Claslat

        A koan long pondered by philosophically minded Scholars proposes a tram that regularly has its parts replaced as they wear down, until every single piece of the tram over the course of a century have been replaced. Is it the same tram? If one took all the discarded parts and assembled a rather broken-down tram out of them, which is the original tram then?

        Ryn Reb arose as the Defining Subroutine of Kek’tungsssha in the earlier years of Autochthonia, before the Municipal-era, as tribal industrialists in what would be Claslat strove to standardize their creations and tools for easier use. Both product and patron of those efforts, Ryn Reb itself is a manakin-like humanoid assembly of replaceable arms, legs, heads, and torsos, who keeps a huge ever cycling supply of pieces of itself. Rare among Second Circle Deva, it can even co-locate by the assembly of additional selves from those pieces.

        Overseeing the necessary replacement of parts throughout the Maker, Ryn Reb ponders the possibilities of true repair to the Maker’s functions, and whether even exmachina can be interchanged with standardized replication. So far, the finite nature of human souls limits it with dealing with human replication, though it has been known to grant new bodies to humans in its experiments, particularly as shadowy business deals in the markets of Claslat, where it now serves as one of the three acting divine advocates for the nation.

        Should Tilxriyin's madness be discovered and he be excised, Ryn Reb would be the most likely candidate to be named Advocate of the Surgeons. Runel would object given her own dominion over health and good functioning, but as she'd be weakened at the time by the loss of her Wisdom Subroutine, her objection's would not carry as much weight.

        Motivation: Provide functional immortality for the Maker and Autochthonia through part replacement, and by extension, the mass production of selves.

        G Ibedreth, Expressive Subroutine for Improvisation, Jury-rigging, and the Science of Enchantment, co-Advocate of the Scholars

        The Expressive Subroutine of Kek’tungsssha stands tall as a copper armored warriors, with wings of propeller blades, strung together with Starmetal wiring. On the forehead of his narrow beaked face is the diamond-shaped amethyst gem of the Sodalites held in place by the binding of the starmetal wiring. Wherever he passes his spindly talons rework machinery and scrap into new devices and tools which he leaves scattered in his wake. Prayed to by the Scholars as their god of inspiration and new applications, he wrestles for dominance as their advocate with Nyothra. Franticaly improvisational, he is Kek’tungsssha’s greatest warrior among her subroutines and a deadly enemy to cross in battle – but at least he’ll use every piece of you to make new tools afterwards, even if he is prone to wander off and forget them.

        Motivation: CREATE! And achieve sole advocacy of the Scholars, leveraging that to become Keeper of the Makers Tools

        Nyothra, Indulgent Subroutine for Refinement, Perfectionism, and the Science of Enchantment, co-Advocate of the Scholars

        The other Advocate of the Scholars is G Ibedreth’s complete opposite. Nyothra is a perfectionist to the point of obsession. She has been laboring over the same Grand Goremaul for Autochthon since before he left Creation (the first circle exmachina she creates that spread out pursuing her unrelated goals being born from the scraps off her work). If someone could wrestle it away from her, it is obviously by now a n/a Artifact of unspeakable power, but as far as she’s concerned it’s still not finished. The Scholars pray to her for focus and attention to detail, when they labor for shifts on end to make sure their creation is exactly as it should be.

        Unlike her rival, Nyothra has doesn’t even have fleeting attention to spair for the politics of the soul-pantheon. Her status as Advocate of the Scholars matters only to her so much as their prayers provide more Essence for her work, so she nominally speaks on their behalf when she speaks at all among the Ministerial Subroutines and Divine Ministers. It infuriates G Ibedreth that despite her ambivalence, he can still not manage to be recognized by the Divine Ministers as the sole Advocate of the Scholars, but as any Scholar fearing mistake and striving over one piece of work prays to her specifically, and knows G Ibedreth jury-rigging will be of no help, her place is largely assured. Nyothra’s attention is for her creation, and her engagement with the heroes of Autochthonia almost always toward that end, as she strives for a component she needs for her work.

        Nyothra stands as a burly female figure of red-hot liquid metal. Her eyes appear to constantly weep liquid orichalcum from the left eye and moonsilver from the right. Like G Ibedreth she bares the diamond cut amethyst gem of the Sodalites as an Advocate of the Scholars. Hers is pressed over her molten heart.

        Motivation: Perfect the Maker’s Goremaul

        Enxoythorn, Messenger Subroutine for Levers, Belts, the Transference of Energy, Male Fertility, Male-Female Pairings, and Mathematical Range

        Masculine fertility god to the people of the Octet, prayed to for virility and plentiful children. He stands in the form of a muscular Autochthonian man, bearded of face, with eyes of solid green jade. He either appears naked or wearing a light shawl. From his loins, a great metal arm reaches up endlessly into the machinery of the Maker wherever he may be at the time, the movement of this arm carrying him from place to place. So to is he master of all levers and belts, transferring energy from one body to another.

        Enxoythorn is devoted to his partner Jejolllllli (see below), but his passions run deep and wide. As many as half of exmachina-blooded heroes conceived in Autochthonia’s history may be his children. While he is meant to receive the prayers of men, and Jejolllllli of women, he is known to answer the calls of women unsatisfied with their male lovers. While Divine Ministers and Operatives alike have chided him for this behavior – he predicts that one day one of his children will be the savior of Autochthonia by bridging humanity directly into Autochthon’s soul-hierarchy.

        Motivation: Conceive a hero who he can see reshape the very nature of Autochthonia and save the Maker.

        Dithru, Reflective Subroutine for Intellectual Craft and the Written Word, Keeper of the Maker’s Doctrine, Advocate of the Clerics

        The Advocate of the Clerics and Keeper of the Maker’s Doctrine serves as patron for the less overtly physical acts of creation under Kek’tungsssha’s purview. The written word in particular is central to her domain. The Old Realm text of countless editions of the Tome of the Maker cover her form – that of a tall elderly woman with eyes of solid blue jade with the square sapphire of the Theomachracy on her brow – the black sigils ever shifting and unfolding as she moves, often drifting around her like vapor.

        Dedicated to the translation of knowledge and philosophy into tangible physical form for its preservation, Dithru faces something of a paradox in her mandate. On one hand, it is the function of the Clerics and the Tome of the Maker to codify orthodoxy. On the other hand the erasure of heterodoxy is the loss of knowledge, which is anathemic to her. For the time being she relies upon Clerics to preserve apocrypha and blasphemy in forms off limit to the Populat, justified to the Preceptors by the need to identify heresies for what they are. She stands ready however to bless any serious hope of integrating heterodoxy into a collective whole that can unite the disparate paths.

        Motivation: To preserve all knowledge and see the creation of a written orthodoxy that unites all heterodoxy rather than erasing them.

        Jejollllllli, Warding Subroutine for Springs, Tension, Potential Energy, Female Fertility, Male-Female Pairings, and Mathematical Range

        Overseeing female fertility and women’s part in sexual reproduction, Jejollllllli is partner to Enxyothorn. Together their sexual unions bear countless first circle exmachina into the world. Furthermore she stands as guardian spirit over pregnancies, as well as springs and anything else coiled to retain potential energy. She is tormented by the cries for her intervention as the epidemic of stillbirths surge. To bare new souls into the cycle, she is the most outspoken supporter of the breaching the Seal of Eight Divinities among the Ministerial Subroutines. In her eyes, the union of Autochthonia and Creation is a new sexual union with the souls it will bare into the cycle of reincarnation the product of that union.

        Jejollllllli’s body is a tightly compressed spring that varies in outline depending on her current state of pregnancy, from an hour-glass figure to heavy with exmachina children. Floating over this figure, a feminine mask, painted with a checkered pattern serves as her face.

        Motivation: Unite with Creation in sexual union to bare new souls into Autochthonia

        Brongbwon, Wisdom Subroutine for Industrial Rhythm, Pounding Beats, and Echoing Bellows

        A relatively young soul of Kek’tungsssha, Brongbwon rose to replace the fallen Carzinithair (now one of the ruling Gremlins of Erlik). He is a musician of the bangs and clamor of the Maker’s innards, and the industrial labor of the Octet. A large mechanical dragon of brass and steam, he can create bellowing music from himself alone, but works further to unite all of Maker’s body in his music. Scheduling the movement of machine organs, seeking out and preserving perfect rhythms of industrial work in the Octet, Brongbwon seeks to compose a mechanical symphony worthy of the Maker. When the Autochthonian people say the Maker sings to himself in his sleep, they speak of Brongbwon whether they know it or not.

        Unique sounds and the events that create them are of great interest to Brongbwon as he can collect such noise to use in his work throughout Autochthonia.

        Motivation: To compose a musical masterpiece that resonates throughout the entirety of the Maker



        [Kek'tungsssha personal Motivation is to create an eighth Progenitive Subroutine that will in turn facilitate the creation of new Third Circle Divine Ministers expanding Autochthon's nature. She researches and labor's toward this end in her Birthing Forge, as yet to no avail]



        [up next, the Subroutines of Debok Moom!]
        Last edited by glamourweaver; 04-23-2017, 11:41 AM.


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        • #49
          Comments on Subroutines and requests/suggestions of the type of Subroutines you'd like to see are welcome!


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          • #50
            I'd be interested to see the Subroutine governing spatial folding, adjacency modification, and Elsewhere engineering.

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            • #51
              Originally posted by Anaximander View Post
              I'd be interested to see the Subroutine governing spatial folding, adjacency modification, and Elsewhere engineering.

              Off the top of my head there's a Subroutine of Noi coming who is dedicated to labyrinthian spatial twisting and exploration, and a Subroutine of Ku dedicated to keeping Artifacts stored Elsewhere inviolable.


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              • #52
                Added the following to Ryn Reb's write-up: Should Tilxriyin's madness be discovered and he be excised, Ryn Reb would be the most likely candidate to be named Advocate of the Surgeons. Runel would object given her own dominion over health and good functioning, but as she'd be weakened at the time by the loss of her Wisdom Subroutine, her objection's would not carry as much weight.


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                • #53
                  Cool stuff.

                  Minor correction: Jejollllllli’s entry should use "bear" instead of "bare."

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                  • #54
                    Thanks! Good catch


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                    • #55
                      Motivations of the Divine Ministers

                      Runel: Achieve health and harmony between humanity and the Maker

                      Kek'tungsssha: Forge a Progenitive Subroutine

                      Debok Moom: Eliminate weakness within the Maker

                      Noi: [changes constantly]

                      Mog: Enforce justice and obedience to the Maker

                      Kadmek: Realize the perfect beauty of his vision

                      Domadamod: Assure Autochthon can be reborn from his death rather than become a Neverborn

                      Ku: Gain control of Gremlin Syndrome and the Maker's Illness as his domain
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                      • #56
                        Sample Motivations of Noi

                        - See the Orthodoxy of the Octet overturned
                        - Integrate healthy Genesis tech into the Maker
                        - Uplift the Oilkin into a great nation to rival the Octet
                        - Seduce Mog
                        - Breach the Seal of Eight Divinities
                        - Help Kek'tungsssha create new Caste of Alchemical from a new Magical Material
                        - Help Domadamod create a new Caste of Alchemical from a new Magical Material
                        - Experience a new and completely unique pleasure or pain
                        - Protect those who's only crime was thinking differently/challenging orthodoxy
                        - Reprogam the Core with a human being whose original thinking is capable of saving the Maker from his rote cycle of decay
                        - Blow up the Core in hope a Fetich death can reshape the Maker to save him


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                        • #57
                          *while a buy more time to finish Debok Moom's Subroutines*

                          Languages of Autochthonia

                          The canon version of the setting where Autochthonic is a dialect of Old Realm that all the Octet speaks works well enough for Creation crossover games, but some may find the following alternative works better for purely Autochthonic games if they want to get more use out of Interpolative Syntax Emulator.

                          The Populat of each nation of the Octet has their own indigenous dialect. "Old Realm" (called Autochthonic here as it's the language of the Maker) is the language of holy scripture and ritual, and used as a lingua franca between the Tripartites of different nations.

                          None of the national dialects have a written form, save for Sovan, which many other nations see as heretical, and the secret Militat code of Estasian. All true writing is in Autochthonic/Old Realm. Public signs are written in simple pictographic script that crosses all language barriers with simple familiarity and do not require lore or linguistics for literacy.

                          The eight national dialects count as tribal tongues for the purpose of purchase.

                          The people of Loran speak Claslatian. Xexans speak Gulaki.

                          While the languages of the Octet, and various Tunnel Folk clans are all purchased as Tribal tongues, the languages of the Polar Mutants are so far removed from each other , and it's so unlikely for one person to speak more than one, that they require a dedicated Linguistics dot (or Merit dot in 3E) each.

                          Void-Cant is a warped perversion of Old Realm that Blightborn find instinctive. Alchemicals are advised to rely on their Interpolative Syntax Emulator for interrogation or undercover work and NOT to permanently integrate the language, as it is filled with memetic viruses that can serve as vectors for Gremlin Syndrome.
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                          • #58
                            One thing I hope is becoming clear in the Subroutine write-ups is the degree to which the different Subroutines of the same Divine Minister can represent opposing aspects of their personality and purviews, the same way the Divine Ministers do for Autochthon. Sitlacami believes in the equality of all humans and opposes the hierarchy of the caste system, while Qeb-Deq is a meritocrat who is one of its most vehement proponents. Runel herself overflows with compassion for humanity, but her nagging concerns about bio-matter and sterility play out as Bibgyejgen.

                            I made the rivalry of the co-Advocates of the Scholars pretty explicit as they embody improvisation and gerry-rigging vs perfectionism and focus.


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                            • #59
                              Important Note of Drones: After the Seal is breached, the Investiture of Axiomatic Clarity will be capable of granting a willing Solar, Lunar, Sidereal, or Dragon-Blooded Exalted recipient the Charms of Autochthon himself. HOWEVER, the Divine Ministers are drastically unlikely to do this, as Charms worming their way through Autochthon's set are unavoidably cancerous (such as his Sorcery Initiation), and could end up being a vector for an Exalted Drone to succumb to Gremlin Syndrome, corrupting their Program (Urge).


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