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    151 KB Omnipotence Quest VII Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)18:01 No.14452357  
    A week has passed since the prophecy worm revealed the secrets of Mardana-Fel’s restoration to Palal Greenward. A rather boring week, at that. After his initial shock Palal seemed to recover and now spends his days in thought, pouring over the tomes he has collected as if searching for something. It soon becomes apparent what. One day with a tug that sends an entire stack of rare, priceless tomes tumbling to the ground he retrieves a book detailing the workings of a “Divinity Orb”, the same text as the one you saw Vassik the Red reading, in fact. A quick flip to confirm its capabilities and he returns to his old self, none too soon as the other druids were beginning to worry over his antisocial obsession the past few days.

    Reading through yourself, however, you note that this book was clearly made as a reference to be consulted by a mage who already knew the basic properties of the orb. There is no mention whatsoever made of the orb’s power source.

    In contrast, Vassik the Red has continued much as before, inn host by day and dark scholar by night. When you check up on him today, however, you note that he has pulled several books from his library shelves and placed them on podiums around his workbench, to be consulted at will. After flipping through them you are moderately impressed with his ambition. They are detailed (though fragmented) research processes used in the creation of the orbs aeons ago.

    Finally Ral Myres lies wracked with fever dreams in the Last Refuge. Even now he hangs on the border between life and death, his wounds still flooded with the deadly toxins of whatever abomination harmed him. His once powerful build and handsome, strong bearing have wasted away with his invalidity, now leaving him little more than a pale bedridden spectre perched precariously on the edge of the abyss.

    And you, watching over it all. How shall you touch the world this day, you wonder.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)18:01 No.14452366
    Part 1: http://archive.easymodo.net/tg/thread/14304400/
    Part 2: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14309655/
    Part 3: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14330103/
    Part 4: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14365301/
    Part 5: http://archive.easymodo.net/tg/thread/14397582/
    Part 6: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14420843/
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:07 No.14452416
    Let's figure out a way to let both Vassik Palal know who was the current orb. Maybe we could even have them team up?

    I would suggest letting them both gain access to some sort of magic item that lets you know the location of your true desire. For both of them right now, that seems to be the orb. But just in case it isn't, we should try to foster that particular wanting a little bit more.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:08 No.14452422
    To pull my post out of the abandoned thread from yesterday...

    Ral Myres. I'm not a huge fan of the plague zombie bit that was being thrown around last thread, but this does seem a golden opportunity to do a classic "sell your soul" deal with him. Pose as one of those super-charismatic obvious devils and pull him into a demiplane that we can pass off as a fever dream. Tell him that it's disappointing to watch someone of his promise die in such a pitiful fashion, but we're willing to save his life and even get him started on a better road to power than the one he chose... for a price. Three favors, whatever we ask for, whenever we ask for them.

    Yes, we've been keeping mostly to the policy of hands off, but as long as we're meddling in all their lives anyway a little less direct meddling won't hurt too much.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:08 No.14452434

    The druid needs a liek a little monkeypet.

    Guys im so psyched its omnipotence quest and IU'm drunk ass hell. :) Readan
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:09 No.14452444
    More specifically, we'll make the items in question somewhat like a scrying orb - but that can only show you one thing, perhaps with JUST enough context to where you can find that one thing.
    We'll make two orbs, each in the path of both Vassik's and Palal's research. Perhaps we can even make them aware of each other and see what comes of that while they both chase after the twins.

    It's all coming together quite beautifully I'd say.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:12 No.14452462
    The druid has massive divination abilities. We don't need to figure out ways to tell him things anymore- he'll take the initiative and start divining all the answers he needs to chase down what he wants.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:12 No.14452463
    So basically a genie

    And Capt. Jacks compass

    I like it! +1 for these
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)18:15 No.14452492
    >I would suggest letting them both gain access to some sort of magic item that lets you know the location of your true desire.

    This is vague. So vague. From this point forward if such a vague suggestion is what ends up being chosen I will just go ahead with it and use whatever methods I feel like at the moment for you to implement it.

    I seriously doubt you would like this. If you want to prevent that I suggest a little more planning.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:19 No.14452543
    So are we getting both of them (druid and dark lord) to chase after the twins?

    Why not include the sick guy as well?

    We could appear to him in his fevered dreams and tell him the location of the orb. Could even make it so that he always knows where the orb is. He feels a pull towards it... We then let dark lord & druid know of his skill and they have to collaborate to heal him.

    Then we'll hopefully end up with a "dark trio" of dudes hunting for the orb; each for their own purpose:
    *Druid: To heal the lands
    *Dark Mage: Power!
    *Prince: To stay alive/immortal life?

    I dunno though - this is my first time trying to quest on /tg/...
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:23 No.14452575
    it's actually not that powerful until high levels. just play it and don't try to be abusive.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:24 No.14452581
    >*Prince: To stay alive/immortal life?
    Or perhaps just to heal him back to normal? Maybe this illness will give him some sort of sapping/mindreading power as well?

    We could buff the dark lord with some sort of power he can feel from the sick guy once he's cured. I'm thinking it's like when you have a fever and are burning up: The results of the triage "healing" process are like a well of dark magic that only Vassik {?} can feel... and use. It is interesting - it's like he radiates a certain power...
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:29 No.14452627
    Sorry posted too early.

    I mean that the sick Prince is still kindof ill, even after the "triage healing" and needs to be tendered to every couple of days in order to stay alive. The invisible energies that also give him a deathly, burning fever will also fuel the dark wizard somehow with an insidious knowledge of an eccentic, long-forgotten type of black magic.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:31 No.14452646
    Let's insert a talking dog into Ral's life. It'll be a mostly normal dog, with the exception of having the ability to restore him to perfect health by licking his hand. The dog will be aware of this, and will bargain with Ral for favors.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:33 No.14452668
    We need to worry more about getting players on the field and less about arming them and giving them stuff.
    I do like this, it's a little dramatic.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:37 No.14452701
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    Hey it's me again!

    Sorry for the complete lack of naming the characters OP. I am pissed as a fart :D

    Just had another idea and then I'll leave well alone... This buff for Vassik could be knowledge of making the orbs. You know? It would be much more effective than studying how to make one from a book; more like a little bit of hands-on knowledge of forging these things is leaked from Val's aura every time his darkflu is "healed" by Vassik and the druid.

    OK I'll shaddap now. Btw love the quest OP. You da mon, mon.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:39 No.14452725
    >We need to worry more about getting players on the field and less about arming them and giving them stuff.
    This! For crying out loud, the druid can already divine anything he wants to know better than a major god, and Vassik has the resources of a super-magical city and hundreds of adventurers at his disposal if he decides to use them. They do not need power-ups. They need enough of a nudge in the right direction to make things interesting- and perhaps not even that, because they're intelligent, powerful, and ambitious enough to make things interesting on their own if we have the patience to sit back and watch.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:40 No.14452729
    Okay well first visit Ral and tell him about the orb or give him the three wishes (might need constraints on these - tell him "the rules" of these almost-genie-wishes).

    Theeen we get him to ask for Vassik. He's in the same inn isn't he? Not sure how to hookup Vassik and Ral with Palal though...
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:44 No.14452756
    >give him the three wishes
    What? No, you've got it backwards. We offer to heal him, in exchange for HIM doing whatever WE ask three times. He gets nothing except being healthy again from us, and possibly a small token which can let him get our attention in case he wants to offer us something more in exchange for additional power from us (classic devil strategy, always leave them a way to further damn themselves). Make it something innocuous but which will always return to him in good condition should he lose or destroy it.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:44 No.14452761
    The divinity orb is useless to the druid, as the land needs the power of 6 major gods, 23 regular ones, or 10 million human sacrifices to heal. Him being a god won't help at all .

    Vassik is doing fine on his own. We don't need to meddle with him. In fact, I think we should keep him on the backburner for later adventures.

    I'm not sure what to do with Ral, if anything. Only thing that comes to mind is to make him into some kind of plaguebearer analogue and have him preach undeath. Him and Vassik are BBEG material. The Druid is going to abuse the fuck out of that prophecy worm we gave him to his own ends.

    The only thing I think we can change for the interesting is Ral. Let's have him go plaguebearer. We don't need to appear, as ourselves or a god. Just fix him up and set him loose. He'll figure out the rest as he goes.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:45 No.14452769
    I still think the talking dog is a good idea.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:46 No.14452776

    Alright then. Any ideas?

    The way it's looking now it's either send them after our heroes or give them something else to do in the desert (or in the opposite direction to where the heroes are going).

    Once we decide on that, then we can move our pawns across the board.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:49 No.14452796
    Oh I seeeeee
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:49 No.14452797
    I'm still fully in support of making Ral a bearer of nurgle's rot.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:50 No.14452813
    We don't need to do either. I consider Ral the only one that needs our influence or direction here; the other two should do interesting things on their own, given what we know of their circumstances, objectives, and powers.

    >make him into some kind of plaguebearer analogue
    This turns him into miniboss material for every two-bit adventurer and will get him killed in short order before he has the chance to do anything interesting.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:51 No.14452820
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    Hmm you're right.

    So do I dude.
    So do I.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:52 No.14452834
    If it can be replicated, it means less sacrifices. If he can become a god, a sacrifice of ten million becomes much easier. There's also the potential for him to figure the source, recruit other gods to his cause, etc. You're thinking very directly about this.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:55 No.14452858
    We don't need them to go after our heros any time soon. Our heros still have a years worth of travel before they reach the first boss. Right now we need them to start acting on their ambitions.
    >> DRUNKEN ANON#sassafras Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:56 No.14452862
    What were the powers of the orb again? To ascend a man to godhood?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:56 No.14452863
    Sure he'll attract competition, but that's what makes things interesting. As it is, we can let him die, heal him, or heal him with strings attached.

    I have no idea what to set him about doing as some kind of deal. However, if we partially heal him, he'll go about converting people to the plague-faith. That could be interesting.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:57 No.14452881
    By pulling all the required power from the area around him, which is probably what caused the desolation in the first place. His ascension will create another dead zone.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)18:57 No.14452884
    So yea or nay on the scrying orbs? I've already written a lot of stuff but I can change it if you have decided against doing so. Working on the stuff with Ral in the meantime, since that seems to be confirmed.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)18:57 No.14452885
    Or to take control of an existing God.
    >> :) DRUNKEN ANON !TPWlrPZQIg 04/02/11(Sat)18:59 No.14452903
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:01 No.14452922
    We don't need him to do anything specific yet, just as long as he is owing us a favor or three. Then we can use him as we need, either to push things forward or hinder them as a situation calls for it. He doesn't have to be a direct villain, we could make him a catalyst for events, good or evil.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:03 No.14452934
    >I have no idea what to set him about doing as some kind of deal. However, if we partially heal him, he'll go about converting people to the plague-faith. That could be interesting.
    We don't have to set him to anything as part of the deal- the mere fact that we could will serve as a driver to his actions.

    I don't see how infecting him would cause him to suddenly become a devotee of a plague religion. We can't mess with his head, and I don't think he'd like being eternally ill.

    No scrying orbs. They're a pointless gift of power to people who can do well on their own already.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:05 No.14452947
    Scrying Orbs are unnecessary. They already have enough resources at their disposal.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:05 No.14452951
    You know how our Elf used Vampires as an excuse to climb into power? Let's create a few super-vampires in her territory to see how she deals with them.
    >> DRUNKEN ANON !TPWlrPZQIg 04/02/11(Sat)19:07 No.14452963

    But what will Vassik do then? These are his reason for living, man. How do you motivate such a man without using his love of pokeballs?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:07 No.14452968
    But if we do that it'll slow her efforts to stomp that loser Ugantu into paste.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:09 No.14452981
    He already wanted the divinity orbs, and he has many more resources than Palal does, he controls the only safe place in these lands.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)19:11 No.14452999
    Deciding to implement your plan with Ral Myres, you shift your focus to the third-floor room where he lies delirious and sickly. Hmmm. A quick locking of the door and you fold the weave of the universe over him, opening a way to the office you created so long ago for dealing with Laressa. Manifesting yourself, you take a seat and snap your fingers, purging the toxins from Ral’s system and not only healing him, but restoring him to his health from before. His moans, filling the office, gradually subside and after a minute or two he sits up, confused. Quickly looking around, he takes stock of the location and puts a hand to his chest where the sucking wound once was, feeling only smooth skin instead.

    He stands and faces you before looking down at his putrescent puss-soaked robe, then back up at you. Clearing his throat, he addresses you for the first time, “Might I be provided with my clothes as well? Assuming this is not yet another fever dream, I would at least like some dignity and you appear to have power to spare.”

    >For now will do the Ral Myres thing. If people actually want to do the scrying balls thing as well then I have something written up and can post it afterward.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:11 No.14453000
    Ral Myres
    Imbue him with fantastic physical strength
    cure him of his ailments
    and tell him to go and obliterate that sorcerer city ugantu took over
    it will be interesting to see someone so bound by your will and so lashed by your leach to have to complete such a daunting task with only one asset.
    that was the problem with our brute, i think - we gave him too much power too quickly
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:11 No.14453005
    So have natural disasters follow him around.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:12 No.14453010
    Are you new? I don't think you understand what we've been hoping to set up over the last few threads.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:12 No.14453012
    Clothe him, treat him nicely enough.

    Since we seem to be doing the "save your life, do our bidding" thing, I'll let the people who wanted to do that give him commands.
    >> DRUNKEN ANON !TPWlrPZQIg 04/02/11(Sat)19:13 No.14453014
    >Might I be provided with my clothes as well?
    Haa I like this guy.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:13 No.14453017
    Heh. I like him. Major style points. Give him some nice clothes that will always stay clean and comfy.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:13 No.14453018

    Give him some pants and a shirt, and then introduce him to the talking dog.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:14 No.14453023
    Should have appeared as a talking dog, OP.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:14 No.14453027
    Why the hell did we use the same office and face as before? We were clear that we're playing a different character for this scenario.

    He can have his clothes. Inform him that this is indeed a fever-dream, but a rather special one; one which we are manipulating and rendering rather lucid so that we can make him an offer.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)19:14 No.14453028
    >talking dog
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:15 No.14453032
    His clothes, but not his weapons,

    Everyone remember we're being a "common" devil for this one, so no flying through the ends of existence like we did with Laressa.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:18 No.14453060
    If we are saying that this is a fever dream then why are we giving him his real clothes?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:18 No.14453063

    Aww, author veto.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:19 No.14453071
    Because it's a dream, and therefore we can clothe him in whatever we want. We just took his current state as the default for him to appear in.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:19 No.14453072
    Stripped shirt and peasant overalls
    they should feel tight and constricting, reminiscent of our own overpowering might
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:22 No.14453086
    Let's shift the office/surroundings and our own forms around like a Hollywood LSD trip. This could satisfy the talking dog requests - only appear as one for like 2 seconds, then shift to something else. Maybe Penelope Cruz? I like Penelope Cruz.

    >Penelope Cruz
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:22 No.14453093
    Just give him his own clothes, and a cape made of dog fur.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:23 No.14453102
    Your idea is stupid and you're stupid. This isn't totally randumb ecksdee quest.

    Give the guy some clothes and whoever wanted this, lay down the deals.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:24 No.14453111

    Talking-dog fur?
    >> DRUNKEN ANON !TPWlrPZQIg 04/02/11(Sat)19:26 No.14453131

    I'm off to bed

    Dont fuck this up
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:27 No.14453136
    If we cure him completely, we risk having him lose his motivation to do anything. If we don't keep him desperate, he might turn into the next Ugantu.

    I say we save him in the short term, but keep a couple of the side effects around(maybe throw in a couple of interesting new ones too). In order to be completely cured, he'll need to find the same medicine the paladin's searching for. This could end up with him working with her, against her, or ideally, some combination of both.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:30 No.14453162
    I wasn't serious, my fellow anon. I thought that was clear from my post. OP wouldn't allow it anyway.

    I thought we were going to coalesce as something else... and was slightly mad at appearing as exactly the same being as before.

    But w/e... what's done is done. Give the man his clothes and a glass of fine brandy, and see what he has to say. Hopefully; "Thanks!".
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:30 No.14453164
    how about we cure him, but whenever he starts to stray from the task we give him, the disease starts to return.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:30 No.14453165
    He was a highly motivated person before he got sick, you know. He wanted power- in fact, he wanted an empire, just not badly enough to kill his family for it. Fixing his illness won't somehow rob him of that motivation.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:34 No.14453201
    Hell, we should've just healed him and let him get on with it then. No need to bring him here and play wishes.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:37 No.14453219
    I want to impress Ral with a dancing fire demon babe like in the OP's pic.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:39 No.14453238
    just keep him on a leash.
    tell him "If you do anything I don't like, including but not limited to sitting around doing nothing, then you will die a slower death than you might've succumbed to before"
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:42 No.14453256
    We aren't giving him wishes, we're posing as a Devil and cureing him on the condition that he owes us a favor.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)19:42 No.14453269
    You give a sharp laugh and bare your pointed teeth in a grin, burning yellow eyes glancing him over. “Indeed, I do have power to spare. Here you are.” You lift your left hand and flick one taloned finger toward him while exerting your will, causing his robe to vanish and fine royal garb of velvet and cloth-of-gold to manifest upon him. “There, I believe that is what you are used to... prince. Is it not?” A pointed smile again, “As to this being a dream, well, that’s all up to you. Your health, your clothes, even other favors I can provide. All of them are dependant upon you, not I.”

    You gesture to the chair in front of your desk and speak, “Sit, we have much to talk about.” you say, leaning back in your own seat while curling your new barbed tail around the glass of glowing ambrosia you manifested upon the desk, tipping it to your lips. Ral’s eyes narrow, but he takes his seat and finally speaks, “I think I know my situation here, I’ve read enough tales and am educated enough to know that much at least. You no doubt know me, but what of you? What shall I address you as? And what, exactly, are you offering me?”

    Finishing your refreshment, you place the glass onto the desk once more before reaching out and drawing a small black book from thin air and flipping through it casually. “You may call me Kasepithytus, dear Toric Myres D’An. I am afraid that will have to suffice, I do not think you could even pronounce my true name. As for the offer...” you peer into the book and chuckle. (It’s blank of course, but he doesn’t need to know that. Generating false infernal script is so tedious, after all.) “Well, it seems that you have been quite a interesting fellow. Other than your health and the clothes you now wear, what /shall/ I offer you, I wonder...”
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:43 No.14453273
    But that ambition almost got him killed. Near death experiences can be life changing, and he could take this whole thing as just a second chance to settle down.

    Besides, I like the idea of a former noble having to suddenly cope with his new status as an unclean leper.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:43 No.14453278
    The point of the three-favors bit is both so that we can see how he responds and so that we have a direct line on someone that we can use as a monkey wrench in the lives of everyone else we're meddling with. Otherwise, why heal him at all? It's not like there are any lack of highly motivated and powerful people in this town.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)19:44 No.14453284
    "I believe power to accomplish my dreams and such is the standard.", he responds wryly, and you can't help but chuckle. "Indeed, is that what you wish for?" In reply he merely shakes his head and shrugs, "I would prefer to hear your offer before making any... rash decisions. You seem sociable enough and I’m quite happy to be well again, but if we are talking a demonic pact or selling of my soul or some such I would like to hear the offer on the table at least."

    At this you raise an eyebrow and give a slight grin, “Oh? You have a standard procedure when dealing with devils, do you? I’m not treading upon ground one of my illustrious brethren has walked before, I trust?” At this he simply shakes his head. “No, I simply have been in... odd situations enough times to know when to keep still. And how to spot when another is attempting to direct the conversation to their liking, as you are.” he observes, flatly, “So, tell me, what is it you have come to offer me Kasepithytus? The royal mages in my youth educated me well enough that I know a meeting such as this is no small investment of power, fever dream or not. You want something, and I will want something in return. All that is left is... the negotiations. What is your offer, and what is the price you demand for it?”

    You sit back in your chair and rest your hands upon the arms, cocking your head to one side and raising an eyebrow. Bold, and driven. Unafraid. Good. Now, what to offer...
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:48 No.14453321
    Good prince, what if I told you there were riches far and beyond this land? What if I told you that power is /always/ needed, and your own body is a... /vessel/ that will provide oh so much power?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:49 No.14453339
    Our offer was previously decided upon as health for him in exchange for three favors. We don't even need his soul, or his allegiance. If he feels like upgrading from there, well, we'll leave him with our token- perfectly innocuous-looking to anyone who doesn't already know what it is and nicely undetectable by pesky magics, we can assure him- to facilitate any future negotiations.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:51 No.14453357
    Bah, all clean and nice and bleh.

    Negotiation should be done with him wracked in deadly suffering. Excruciating pain with no hope for salvation.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:52 No.14453369
    Oh, I might have it. How about the ability of a necromancer? There we go, huge amounts of power right there, and not to mention an interesting predicament concerning our dear paladin, but also the town itself. Who needs to fight off hordes of demons when you have an undead army at the gates, ready to fight back the horde with its own? Paladin finds out about this, goes to town, needs to smite evil, can't smite undead without sentencing the town to doom again, might fall.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:56 No.14453411

    Ah, don't make him another major villain. We already have so many of those, and we don't know if they are going to work out.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)19:58 No.14453429
    Have him build up an army and kill Ugantu.

    Because that's the first thing that came to mind and stuck.

    It'll also make him cross paths with Laressa, most hilariously at the same time she attacks Ugnatu. That would be great fun.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:04 No.14453472
    We can demand that, but it's only one of our three favors. Save it for later, after the deal's sealed.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:07 No.14453498
    What to offer indeed? We don't even know what he already has. Can we freeze the universe and quickly hop back in time to see this guy in action, so we have a better idea of what would be enticing to him?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:14 No.14453574
    We know that he's got an illness that will kill him unless he takes our help. If we can't get him to agree to a deal with that kind of leverage, we're the shittiest negotiator ever.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:16 No.14453595
    Well said, but I can't really find something to hook onto this guy, apart from him being a building block.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)20:18 No.14453637
    You grin and shrug, “My requirements are... modest. I will return you to health, completely free of the wound or any side effects. You will be just as you were before your unfortunate accident. In return I ask only unspecified favors at some later date. They will all be within your ability to accomplish.”

    At your words he raises a hand to his chin and appears to consider for nearly five minutes before replying, “I would also request that none of these favors lead to my death.” You crack a smile and shrug before replying, “I can hardly guarantee that, now can I? I could ask you to do something harmless like cross the road, but if you do it without looking out for carriages I can hardly be blamed for that. But I will agree that none of them will lead to your certain death, every one of them will leave you a reasonable chance to continue living. I trust that will suffice?”

    He nods, “I agree to those terms. How will I be informed of these tasks?” At this you flip him a small ceramic token, unbreakable and inscribed with some random symbol you made up on the spot. “I will visit you again when I require your services. Should you have need to contact me again for... whatever reason, well, you need only speak my name while holding that symbol and I will hear.”, and you raise your hand as he opens his mouth, “Worry not, none who do not already know of me, personally, will be able to identify it, and it is not magical in the... ordinary sense. Now, I believe it is time for our meeting to conclude, and there is but one more detail.”
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)20:19 No.14453647
    You wave your hands in an elaborate pattern in front of you and create a parchment floating in the air before him. On it is written the terms of your deal and your ‘name’, signed in ‘blood’. You manifest a needle for him and after a brief moment of hesitation his pricks his finger and signs as well. “Excellent! Now, Toric Myres, I believe it is time for you to awake...”

    And with that he bolts upright in his bed, opening his eyes to take in the sight of his room in the Last Refuge. On him are the clothes you provided, and his body fully healed once more. Raising his hand, he opens it to reveal the palm-sized ceramic symbol. Though quite pale, he rises and stashes it safely with the rest of his belongings before changing clothes and descending to the great room and devouring several meals worth of food.

    What shall you do now, you wonder?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:22 No.14453688

    Is it actually possible for someone to Detect Magic on our machinations?
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)20:27 No.14453730
    Depends on what you want. If you want them to be able to, they can. If you don't want them to be able to, they can't.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:27 No.14453736
    Watch and see what he does, of course.

    In fact, I'm pretty sure that we can watch and see what everyone does. They've all got interesting things going on, even that loser Ugantu.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:28 No.14453747
    No. We don't use magic, we use realityhax.

    Although we could use magic if we wanted to.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:30 No.14453762
    Locate all the Divinty Orbs that Vassik or Palal could retrieve easily and set something up so that we will be alerted when they get close. Then let these three go about their shit.

    It's been a week, so let's check on our other subjects. If Laressa and Ugantu don't need our supervision for something then let's see about making a little adventure for our Heros.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:34 No.14453791
    Also, what is the super cook doing?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)20:35 No.14453801

    One third probably between cooking, sleep, and eating.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)21:04 No.14454039
    Your elf has been busy. It has been a mere three months since you last checked on her, yet in that time... my, you must confess you are impressed. Even as you watch the skyship fleet trundles into formation, twelve wings of twelve ships, each boasting a complement of five hundred highly trained and excellently equipped “Jumpers” to secure landing sites, and nearly two thousand regular troops to deploy behind enemy lines. The normal navy has been increased as well, and you note something that shocks you quite a bit... Laressa has constructed six mobile staging platforms out of dozens of linked barges. As you swoop over them you count nearly a hundred and twenty thousand troops divided between them, as well as repair and reequipping implements to rearm the skyships in battle. Each one appears to have to wings of skyships assigned to it, enabling long range journeys and rearming even during the heat of battle.


    Diplomatically, however... well, she has never been particularly good with that area, you note. The human states around the new Empire are understandably wary and building their forces at a breakneck pace, but what truly concerns you is the uncharacteristic response of the last elven kingdom, Dar’an. Located deep within the heart of the continent and situated at the center of the Great Wood, it has withdrawn ambassadors and begun marshaling its elite legions of thousand year old warriors and titanically powerful archmages. Additionally, relations with Kaza have been severed... almost always a prelude to war, you note, and this assumption is heavily supported by the urban combat drills Laressa has instructed the generals to provide the troops with.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)21:04 No.14454043
    Also concerning, it seems that someone has been hiring large numbers of adventurers and spreading the rumor of an “Evil Vizier” controlling the Emperor Reginald II as a puppet, sending them to investigate the source. While they are currently, for the most part, complete oafs and inexperienced fools you do note that in your experience their failures will only serve to draw more and more powerful heroes as time passes. It’s almost like some cosmic scaling effect, you muse.

    Ugantu, for his part, is embroiled in a full-out civil war between the forces who hold him as a god and those who feel the press of hunger too keenly to care. Battle races through the streets at all hours of the day, and though the rebels numbers are small and disorganized they seem to be inexhaustibly replenished as more go hungry each day.

    Your troop of heroes, however, has stopped their progress toward Kaza, choosing to lay over at a rich southern trade city situated on a volcanic island and called Seluca. Annoyed, you descend to see why and find that Lady Voldire has become rather embroiled in a local succession dispute. It seems that an apostle of Loris is a contender for the rulership, aiming to unseat a corrupt and decadent magistrate. Upon hearing of such an esteemed champion of his god in the city it appears he explained the situation and asked for her help, and she was only too happy to provide it. Most of her days are now spent rooting out evidence of corruption rather than travelling, and occasionally in the courts presenting said evidence. The twins seem to have no interest in it however, apparently preferring to spend most of their days either in their room or browsing the bedazzling markets together.

    To complete your rounds, you check upon the archlord’s daughter that you spirited away. Interestingly, it seems she has progressed from a mere cook at an inn to the ruling duke’s personal chef, and her reputation is beginning to spread. Gooooood.

    >Wat do?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:16 No.14454139
    >Most of her days are now spent rooting out evidence of corruption rather than travelling, and occasionally in the courts presenting said evidence.
    While I can appreciate the value of such activities and it might be quite valuable to have a ruler who owes her a major favor, this is annoyingly time consuming. Still, don't want to change things too much- if we dropped down and anonymously hired a half-dozen quality assassins to off the magistrate she's going after, I don't suppose that her Lorisian friend could take the throne rather quickly and it would speed things along?

    >Ugantu, for his part, is embroiled in a full-out civil war between the forces who hold him as a god and those who feel the press of hunger too keenly to care.
    This is a great state of affairs, if it lasts until the hero types show up. It'll set them right against him.

    >large numbers of adventurers and spreading the rumor of an “Evil Vizier” controlling the Emperor Reginald II as a puppet
    Our girl can deal with this, and that's a rumor I rather like, honestly. It'll let the heroes feel out the truth when they come.

    >prelude to war
    Well, let's watch and see how the darling lady does in this phase of her villainhood. It should be great fun.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:33 No.14454322
    I love how everything is coming to Kaza. Watching all our work unfold towards a glorious climax. Thousands of troops, aerial assault, three nations at war, a near-unstoppable combat machine, and the party of adventurers. It will be glorious.

    As for the incumbent incompetent: Give him a heart attack while he sleep. Make it 100% natural. Get the party back on their way so that everyone arrives at once.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:41 No.14454399
    Okay, we really do need to check up on Laressa's past. I was somewhat curious about it when I found out that she had the benefit of professional training as a singer, and an ear for and appreciation of the arts that goes beyond what one would expect from a rogue in a city like the one we found her in. The place wasn't exactly a bastion of culture.

    >but what truly concerns you is the uncharacteristic response of the last elven kingdom, Dar’an. Located deep within the heart of the continent and situated at the center of the Great Wood, it has withdrawn ambassadors and begun marshaling its elite legions of thousand year old warriors and titanically powerful archmages.

    With this, I now have the suspicion that our favorite VIP is exiled nobility or something similar.

    >if we dropped down and anonymously hired a half-dozen quality assassins to off the magistrate she's going after, I don't suppose that her Lorisian friend could take the throne rather quickly and it would speed things along?

    Better to hire the assassins on behalf of the corrupt magistrate. We can make an adventure out of this.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:43 No.14454416
    >As for the incumbent incompetent: Give him a heart attack while he sleep. Make it 100% natural. Get the party back on their way so that everyone arrives at once.

    Or we could have him slip in the bath and knock himself into a coma.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:44 No.14454430
    >Better to hire the assassins on behalf of the corrupt magistrate. We can make an adventure out of this.
    If he's not actually the one who does his sins, then we're just framing him and making her victory over evil a false one.

    Which we may or may not care about, I suppose.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:49 No.14454492
    I'm pretty sure we give not one fuck about right or wrong.

    Just kill him and get it over with. This whole thing is boring.

    I think that the Elven Nation is going to support Laressa, given how it's severed ties to Kaza. She probably has some clout or has knifed some important people.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:51 No.14454509
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    Give the ruler a heart attack.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:53 No.14454540
    >I think that the Elven Nation is going to support Laressa, given how it's severed ties to Kaza.

    I thought that the severing of ties was referring to the empire Laressa controls rather than the elven nation?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:54 No.14454548
    We can't just let Ugantu go to waste. He could be doing glorious things.

    At the least, there should be someone in the city more worth than he is. Find someone with ambition someone who dislikes Ugantu and has more to his heart than satisfying his own desires. Somebody that has a heart for the people.

    Or at the very least, has personal desires that won't be satisfied just by being emperor.

    Someone with goals akin to your own before ascendance.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)21:57 No.14454576
    Ugantu is already a waste. We set him up for the big time (he can take on GODS!) and he's done nothing but rule like a tyrant over a tiny city with starving people.

    I'm more upset that he won't provide an actual challenge to Laressa's armada. We told her that he was the greatest threat to her power, and we're going to be proven wrong.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)22:00 No.14454606
    If she makes the mistake of going one on one with him he'll be a huge threat. I wonder if she already tried and failed to have him assassinated?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)22:06 No.14454675
    >Better to hire the assassins on behalf of the corrupt magistrate. We can make an adventure out of this.

    I actually like this idea. Not only would it give a nice challenge to Tissa and the twins, it would make a good lead to expose the corruption of her opponent and get the whole thing over with.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)22:06 No.14454678
    Fuck, now I can't think of anything other than what Laressa might have done with a Death Note.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)22:19 No.14454810
    This is correct. The Parthian Empire, controlled by Laressa through her figurehead Emperor Reginald II severed ties in preparation for war. The elven nation withdrew ambassadors from the Parthian Empire.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)22:30 No.14454908
    get on a cloud and float over the elven city
    sing loudly and drunkenly while playing a banjo
    taunt the populace into fighting you
    as soon as a rock is thrown at your cloud, fall down off it as a very poor peasant
    permit yourself to be captured, but pertain your own being to being invulnerable
    as soon as you are incarcerated, vanish.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)22:53 No.14455139
    I'm going to call it for tonight and pick back up Monday at 18:00. I feel bad about it being such a short thread, but I'm probably going to be writing most of Sunday since at this point you're going to be observing a lot of shit go down before intervening again.

    Will have:
    Laressa's war.
    Magistrate heart attack
    Mardana-Fel update
    ?Elven nation exploration?
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)22:56 No.14455169
    Thanks for the quest OP
    Hopefully monday session will be just as awesome if a little bit longer
    we might start running out of ideas
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)23:01 No.14455212
    >we might start running out of ideas
    How? I mean, I don't want to presume but... you do have INFINITE COSMIC POWER here. You are limited only by your imagination and not doing stupid shit like >>14454908

    To make up for the short thread I will answer questions.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)23:02 No.14455218
    What are some of the things that litter our office?
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)23:20 No.14455397
    You have a God in a Jar. You're not entirely sure why anymore, but you think it was because he tried to smite you once.

    A golden wedding band embedded in the center of an imperishable block of crystal with six others set into a block beside it. The single ring was your first wife's, she was slain by adventurers when you were still mortal. The second block contains the rings worn by the heroes wives, each taken from them /very/ slowly in your dungeon while they watched.

    Beside your desk sits a hyperdimensional planar rift that separates everything thrown into it into constituent elements and scatters them across the multiverse. You use it as a garbage can.

    On top of your desk is an ink well and bone stylus. The ink is normal. The stylus is the still-sentient imprisoned demilich Othras, he tried to steal your power and usurp your place as an omnipotent being a few million years ago. He is quite insane from being imprisoned immobile and insensate for all this time.

    You have a ring of pure energy that was, at one time, a pebble. You thought it would be interesting to see what happened when you accelerated something to infinite speed and made it travel in a circle. Apparently the item dissolves into a solid ring of raw power that throws off heat and light. You use it as both a space heater and lightsource, hanging from the ceiling.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)23:23 No.14455430
    Very interesting, thanks.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)23:40 No.14455602
    How did we become omnipotent? And why does no one seem to remember our stint as an evil overlord or our ascension to omnipotence? You mentioned we faced off against legendary heroes. It seems like the kind of thing people would tell stories about, at least.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/02/11(Sat)23:53 No.14455724
    >How did we become omnipotent?
    A dark ritual of your own unique devising, following a long, long, LONG period of research and power-gathering.

    >And why does no one seem to remember our stint as an evil overlord or our ascension to omnipotence? You mentioned we faced off against legendary heroes. It seems like the kind of thing people would tell stories about, at least.
    You sort of blew up that reality as you ascended. Woops. You didn't even mean to, really, it was just a side effect. Obviously people in other universes don't know about it.
    >> Anonymous 04/02/11(Sat)23:55 No.14455741
    Millions perhaps billions of years ago
    No one remembers stuff from that long ago, and likely anything that was ever written down was destroyed by the wanton destruction we pursued and others still pursue
    >> Anonymous 04/03/11(Sun)00:07 No.14455848
    We were married at one point, eh? Since she was killed by adventurers, I assume that means she was assisting in our evil plots in the past?

    Did we pretty much work alone or did we have loyal minions that followed us whenever plans of ours were foiled by adventures? Although I guess it doesn't really matter now since they'd all be gone now with that realiy being destroyed, heh.
    >> Anonymous 04/03/11(Sun)00:07 No.14455849
    As an omnipotent, how do we compare to those "unknowable" cthulu types that exist "outside" of reality.
    >> Anonymous 04/03/11(Sun)00:16 No.14455910
    We bitchslap them around for fun and games. Omnipotence is kinda useful that way.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/03/11(Sun)00:25 No.14455981
    You've been married at several points, and had more concubines or serial relationships than you can remember. You haven't found anyone you cared for in a very, VERY long time, however, and even if you had... well, they will always die before you no matter what. Even if you give them "Immortality" or "nigh-infinite power" that is still no match for omnipotence. It's lonely at the top in addition to being boring.

    You've found most eldritch horrors to be entirely underwhelming. They're powerful to mortals and can even, on occasion, throw down with the gods... but that's small time compared to you.
    >> Anonymous 04/03/11(Sun)01:07 No.14456376
    We should probably make something incredibly stupid and random happen in kaza every time we get disappointed with ugantu
    Mostly so that there atleast something entertaining while we see him being a lazy ass

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