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    151 KB Omnipotence Quest XIII Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)18:41 No.14683694  
    Laressa’s words hang in the hushed air, a soft entreaty to draw your attention. You allow a minute to pass as you decide upon the method of manifestation, testing her resolve in the meantime. She passes, of course; your dear elf has never lacked for resolve after all, remaining silent and with her head slightly bowed while kneeling upon the cushion. At last, however, you resolve to use your original form -- not only is it what she is familiar with, but it is as always the most ‘comfortable’ of your skins... something that this evening of ease and enjoyment surely demands. To complement her beautiful dress you choose finery of your own and are hardly lacking in it, drawing one of your finest and most comfortable robes from a storage plane. Fine Ophilian spider silk weave dyed a dark grey, a deep burgandy lining just visible inside the dagged sleeves, gold -- but not ostentatious -- embroidery along the edges... yes. There.

    Clad and prepared you manifest across the altar from her silently, breaking the hushed silence only when you speak, “Hello, Laressa. As always, you do not fail to disappoint.” At your words she looks up and, rising slowly, gives a tight lipped smile, “Thank you, great one. I, ah, do my best. Thank you for coming, and allow me to welcome you to my castle, if you need anything during the evening please don’t hesitate to ask for it. For now... well, dinner awaits, and I hope that you will be pleased.”
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)18:45 No.14683728
    You nod but hold up your hand, slowly walking around the altar, “Indeed, but first I have something for you.” With that you reach out and weave the essence of the world together, drawing from thin air a powerfully enchanted square mirror just over a foot tall and eight inches wide. Another twist and you form the raw energy into the shape you desire, a tool for viewing the gods and their works, revealing their actions, and speaking to them directly if need be. Closing the last few feet, you walk up to Laressa and present it to her, a devilish smile forming at her carefully-hidden astonishment, “I believe it is proper for a guest to bring a suitable gift? For a practical, intelligent woman an item of power, for a beautiful one a mirror, and for you both. I have noticed of late that the gods do not approve of some of your actions. I do, however, and so I think that perhaps this will allow you to be more prepared. As for exactly what it does... well, half the fun is in finding out, don’t you think?”

    “I agree, lord. Thank you very much, I shall treasure such a handsome gift and use it well. I can only hope that the evening will live up to your expectations... m-mine have already been exceeded by far.” she trails off, running her fingers along the silver frame before looking up and blushing at the last part. At that she quickly turns and begins unlocking the door, murmuring a quick apology for the wait. Once you make your way into her room she only hesitates briefly before quickly opening and stashing the mirror in a secret compartment within the wall, likely correctly assuming you already knew about it anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)18:55 No.14683819
    hell yeah, Omni-quest!
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)18:57 No.14683833
    That done, you offer her your left arm and she accepts with a brilliant smile, leading you down to the main floor. You pass through a series of rooms, escorted by several servants who do their best to stay invisible. On your way through a lavish hall you feel her tense slightly on your arm and, before you can wonder why, she speaks; “Great One, I was wondering, and I hope not to presume, but I was wondering what your... name is. Y- you know mine and, ah, well, I was hoping that we might be able to... talk. And to get to know each other better.” You give her a sidelong glance and feel the corners of your mouth lift in a smile, as you nod, “I see. Well, I do not mind, though there is a difficulty. I have had many names, far too many to remember, and long ago ceased to remember a name of my own.”

    At this she seems startled, turning her head to look at you, “You don’t remember your name?” You can only shrug and give an indifferent reply; “I am afraid not. But I have a proposal, you shall decide upon a name for me. If I find it acceptable then it then that is what I shall be for as long as I remember it. If not, well, then I shall not use one.”

    Laressa smiles coyly in response, “Oh? That seems quite the proposal, should I be expecting any others?” You chuckle, yourself, “I suppose that depends on the rest of the evening, doesn’t it?” Grinning, she shrugs as she returns her gaze to the front, “Perhaps I should tell the cook to make the dishes less appealing then, I’m hardly prepared and the poor tailors just finished /this/ dress.” You chuckle as the two of you continue to walk, Laressa knitting her brows slightly in concentration and slowing her pace almost imperceptibly as she ponders.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)18:58 No.14683845
    Eventually you arrive at a sort of antechamber... the sitting room next to the main dining room. Inside sits the grey-haired Koris, dressed in a fine dark green and brown ensemble while looking every inch a dignified lord. As you enter he stands, walking up to the pair of you with a smile which Laressa returns. “Hello dear one, you look positively radiant, and I see that you spoke truly when you talked of your companion.” He turns to you at the last part and dips his head forward, extending a hand. “Rathiel Koris, a friend of Laressa’s. It is an honor to meet you, though she was understandably tight lipped, and I am afraid I do not even know your name.”

    You take his proffered hand and speak, “Indeed, I’ve heard of your knowledge and skill. Perhaps one day I’ll even see it in action.” His implied question, however, remains unanswered... until Laressa chimes in, “Valerian, Master Koris has volunteered to handle some work for me in a few days if you would like to... observe. But in the meantime dinner awaits, please excuse us Master. Hopefully the two of you will have more time to talk... after dinner?” She phrases the last part as a question, glancing to you as she does so.

    “Of course, child. I hope to come to know him better as well, but you put a great deal of work into this meal so I should not delay it.” With that he excuses himself, though you note he speaks the part about Laressa’s effort quite sharply to you and gives a long measuring glance before departing.

    Your elf, however, smiles and nods to a pair of slaves servants who mind the doors before glancing to you and giving a coy smile, “Shall we, Lord Valerian?”

    >Damn field too long errors.
    >> Magos Joran Bal'von !!NEU2YbcG2To 04/22/11(Fri)19:01 No.14683873
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:04 No.14683909
    Huh, I wasn't expecting her to be introducing us to any of the others.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:06 No.14683921
    No, seriously. I'm actually interested in this, but what the hell is going on?

    Also, sorry for the trip earlier. Forgot to turn it off.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)19:08 No.14683943
    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/
    Part 7: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14452357/
    Part 8: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14474488/
    Part 9: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14498610/
    Part 10: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14536106/
    Part 11: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14605848/
    Part 12: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/14638251/
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:10 No.14683971
    Crap. Well, I'll skim 'em.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:23 No.14684094
    yah, me neither

    Well, I hope Valerian is going to enjoy this evening (good name by the way. I like it)
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:30 No.14684174
    The previous thread had a whole list of suggestions on what we were going to do, right? (I haven't read them actually)
    Do that.

    Also, I am quite displeased that we gave YET ANOTHER bullshit hax artifact to Laressa. She already has extremely powerful gifts given by us.
    We should have put some limitations on their use.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)19:32 No.14684206
    Maybe if you are displeased you should have read the suggestions? That was one of them. Just giving a little time for any more suggestions other than the ones from last thread, just in case people have thought of anything else. If not I will continue.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:41 No.14684303
    We're giving her this because we're going to stop blocking the effects of the curses the gods laid on the empire. And hopefully stop helping her with problems like that.

    Aw man Vedi, why you have to run this on a holiday when I'm stuck with family for the weekend?

    Ah, I see no reason to divert from the suggestions in the last thread at this point.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)19:48 No.14684395
    Eh, honestly today's kinda bad for me too for the same reason, but I can still run it. Just might take longer between posts. If people want I can do a Monday / Tuesday double session instead?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:51 No.14684429

    Let's see what's for dinner.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:57 No.14684490
    Maybe after a bit this will gain momentum?

    I am not a regular player.... Actually I am not a player at all. Since I live on opposite side of the planet whenever the quest is held, it is middle of the night here.
    So I can't really comment ..... but I would like this to be continues so that I can read it later
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)19:59 No.14684514
    yes, yes

    Lets do that.

    Since she wanted a dinner with us so badly, let indulge he in that.
    nothing more than that!

    Hopefully no one will insist on hanky-panky or something like that.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:14 No.14684693
    We should probably avoid getting "acquainted" with he other friends in future.
    I really wanted us to be a completely mysterious figure. (yes, we still are... but a bit less than before)
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:17 No.14684731
    I wonder why she chose Valerian?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:19 No.14684759
    SOMONE will, it is a question on how many follow suite.

    I vote we stick with the last thread for now since I havn't seen anything to change our minds yet.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:20 No.14684767
    I thought we were going to prevent anyone but Laressa from being able to see us? Whatever, I wanted to learn more about Koris anyway. Might want to extend our senses a bit and see who is spying on us tonight.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:23 No.14684796

    and block them from spying.

    I'm sure her "master"&Co had set up things to listen in.
    They must be reeeeaaaaalyyyy curious what the fuck is happening.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:27 No.14684831
    Maybe we shouldn't block them, we could fuck with them a bit.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:29 No.14684860
    The knife is overpowered. I'm also curious as to how we made a perfect mind-control artifact when we apparently don't know enough about minds to do the slightest little thing to them without killing the person (e.g. that banker last thread).
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:32 No.14684886
    because FUCK YOU!!! thats why. It would make the quest alot more boring if we could just mindrape anyone into doing what we wanted without causing harm.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:33 No.14684892
    Any thoughts on wheather we should let slip about ugatu or not?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:34 No.14684914
    I agree. I'm saying that the knife should never have existed.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:38 No.14684950
    It doesn't control minds, it induces feelings of extreme loyalty. Also, we didn't really care how the knife would alter the thought processes of the people it would be used on. Laressa is supposed to be the bad guy after all.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:40 No.14684967
    It was our first ever artifact, there was bount to be some balancing issues.

    Patching it would cause too many problems IMHO and we should just work around it using other gifts instead of nerfing it.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:40 No.14684971
    Let what slip about Ugantu?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:40 No.14684977
    Maybe congratulate and thanking her on taking him down, he was boring us immensely after all. We just have to make sure not to let it slip we had anything to do in his raise to power, or anything that might lead one to suspect such.

    Oh and if she ever mentions that nothing can stand in her way now that the greatest threat to her is gone, mention that things change and he was just the greatest threat at that given time. His failure to take advantage of that fact is one of the reasons he fell.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)20:41 No.14684991
    You can't always alter minds without permanent damage, though sometimes you can. The knife itself does cause damage, severe damage in fact. The ones enslaved by it are focused exclusively on the wishes of the bearer to the exclusion of all else, often completely destroying who they were before. Didn't you see how her first use of it utterly changed the guy?

    Still writing, haven't left you guys.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:42 No.14685004
    our interferance with him in an attempt to recreate her success.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:45 No.14685026
    I would mention that regardless of wheather she asks...
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:45 No.14685028
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:47 No.14685051
    no talking about our other playthings, especially Ugantu the failure.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:53 No.14685105
    >Oh and if she ever mentions that nothing can stand in her way now that the greatest threat to her is gone, mention that things change and he was just the greatest threat at that given time. His failure to take advantage of that fact is one of the reasons he fell.

    This is good and I agree about not mentioning/implying that we had a hand in making Ugantu.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)20:56 No.14685133
    Ah, fair enough. I hadn't appreciated the extent of the change. What's for dinner then?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:01 No.14685193
    Oh shit yes Omnipotence Quest!

    If Stella enters the room change into a Dwarven female. Her face will be so worth it.
    Change back afterward, of course.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:05 No.14685228
    who? and no that's a stupid idea.
    >> Tripe 04/22/11(Fri)21:06 No.14685232
    One of the Journeymen Assassins part of Laressa's growing entourage.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:12 No.14685284
    She's the red head who told master Koris Laressa was pregnant as a joke back in part 8.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:17 No.14685314
    >She's the red head who told master Koris Laressa was pregnant as a joke
    well could always make that not a joke.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:20 No.14685339
    Not on the first date! What kind of omnipotent being do you take us for?!
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)21:25 No.14685388
    “Of course.” you reply, the two of you striding through the doors and into the grand dining hall, a lavishly appointed room centered around the huge intricately carved feasting table. It spans the length of the room and could accommodate fifty people easily, despite likely being only the head table for a true feast. Still, though it could serve fifty it is set for only two, the rest of the space being given over to fresh cut flowers or ornate candles pressed into a variety of forms.

    To either side of the chairs in the middle stand slaves who have had their eardrums pierced and been permanently deafened, so as to not overhear their master’s secrets in addition to the mindslaving of the knife. (Not that it can be broken, but good to see her being cautious.) They are dressed in finery and holding a variety of drinks... palate cleansers, alcohols of various types, myriad other beverages that you assume to be intended to go with certain courses. Finally, of course, empty handed servitors to address any unforeseen requests by darting out the serving doors in the rear.

    Overhead hang great banners, streaming down from the high vaulted stone ceiling, changed for this occasion from Laressa’s heraldry to a plain black and gold alternating theme. Slowly moving between the banners on a circuit are multicolored orbs that provide light for the room, casting everything in alternating -- but never contrasting, you note -- hues as they pass. The walls are impressive as well; hollow structures with slits in the top and a thin channel at the bottom around the edge of the room, they constantly cycle water from bottom to top. This gives the entire room a shimmering, otherworldly feel as the water silently courses down the stonework, blurring and shifting the runed magical patterns that provide the power to the enchantments within.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)21:25 No.14685393
    Laressa leads you over to the paired chairs sitting next to each other in the center of the table, both facing the grand entryway you just came in from. The servants pull them out and you sit, allowing an embroidered napkin costing more than most peasants make in a year to be placed across your lap in order to catch any food that might otherwise stain your clothing. In front of you sits the “hot plate” upon which the first courses are to be placed, and you reach for the sharp, dry wine that is poured for you.

    “Well my dear, I must confess that I was not expecting to be introduced to anyone else. I don’t believe I mind the one, but you are as always full of surprises.” you say, after taking a drink, turning with a raised eyebrow to your elven hostess.

    Laressa has finished a light sip from her glass as well and turns to you as she replaces it, “My apologies, he was... is the closest thing I have to a father and desired to meet you. All of my companions did, actually. I told most of them that I would only introduce you after dinner if you wished to, though Master Koris insisted on meeting you. I... didn’t see any reason to refuse /him/, at least.”

    “I see...” you respond, but your mind has already gone to the room itself, probing and searching... ah yes. You see all six of them arrayed at various spying points, one even using a water-breathing enchantment to lurk in the walls themselves, to your amusement. Enough of that, you flick your thoughts and render the room unable to be observed from outside of it. Turning back to Laressa, you smile, “Well, we shall decide that later I think. For now, I believe the first course is approaching...”
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)21:26 No.14685399
    And so it is, as you finish the sentence slaves silently enter from the servant’s doors with trays lined with the Hors D'Oeuvres. You point to one and the slaves whisks it onto your plate before stepping back, and you turn your attention to the piece. And a piece it is, a virtual culinary artwork... a single raw oyster topped with basil and slice of overripe tomato, wrapped in a thin slice of slightly crisped mermaid, set upon a bed lightly salted caviar with a round cracker as the base. Picking it up, you sniff it lightly and then take a small bite; the flavors to bursting in your mouth. Utterly delectable, easily within the top section of the meals you’ve had based on the combination, seeing as the majority was raw and the rest crisped. You quickly finish it off and turn to your elf, smiling. “Very good, I must say, though I do hope the rest of the meal involves cooking.”

    Laressa gives a litle litting laugh at your commentary, “Oh, to be sure. I would hardly have it otherwise, knowing how you like to let things simmer... such as my mother, for instance. Why, I would say she likely lost a century of life when you came and went so abruptly, and letting her stew on it afterward was quite amusing. Somewhere in Dar’an there is likely someone being assassinated because she was in a bad mood after that, none the wiser.”

    You give a lopsided grin as you reach for a second glass -- water this time -- and shrug, “I have to agree there, though she was quite the liar and manipulator. Why, in the time it took me to appear and start asking questions about you she was already attempting to convince me you were romantically interested and attempting to test me.”

    “Well now, that’s just silly.” she responds, and you turn toward her as she looks over. Tilting her head, she raises a golden eyebrow over one of her laughing blue eyes as she pops the last bit of appetizer into her mouth. “I’d never test you, would I?”
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:42 No.14685527
    >“I’d never test you, would I?”

    "Of course not.... as that might be a bad idea."
    >> Tripe 04/22/11(Fri)21:47 No.14685569
    > wrapped in a thin slice of slightly crisped mermaid
    > slightly crisped mermaid
    > mermaid

    So...is this...a common thing to eat for the high class? If so are they mermaids of myth or some creature that is simply named a mermaid that generated these myths?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:47 No.14685572
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    At first I was like "bitch you did it all the time in the first two meetings."

    But then I was like... oooooh. Duh. Of course.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:56 No.14685671
    she did?
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)21:57 No.14685688
    Not really.

    The mer-people have their own underwater kingdoms, some quite large, and are hardly ever seen by surfacers. They mostly don't give a damn about the land anyway and fairly scornful of 'two-legs'. Think (and I dread saying this, but it's the closest I can think of off the top of my head) The Little Mermaid un-disneyfied.

    So yeah, it's somewhat rare.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)21:58 No.14685694
    She did at first when we brought her to our office and was trying to figure out what we were.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:03 No.14685742
    Go and read thread 3. She wasn't even all that subtle about it.

    I wonder if this would be a good time to bring up her mother's 400 year plan?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:03 No.14685744
    that sounds a bit too harsh for me

    more like
    "Well, you do know how I like to upset the status quo... and the results of tests are just as entertaining to do the same."
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:07 No.14685773
    Dude. She's hitting on us. Please tell me you don't miss such obvious double meanings like that in real-life too.
    >> tha/tg/uy 04/22/11(Fri)22:12 No.14685820
    I think it would be best to wait a little bit before pressing such big questions. It is also entirely possible that Laressa knows next to nothing about what her mother REALLY has planed.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:13 No.14685827
    I'm pretty sure that's rhetorical guys. Just answer with a smile and move to the next subject.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:14 No.14685846
    >I'm pretty sure that's rhetorical guys. Just answer with a smile and move to the next subject.
    probably the best answer
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:15 No.14685849
    Do we even know how old she is? Maybe they made the 400-year-old plan together. What's an elf's normal lifespan in this setting?
    >> Tripe 04/22/11(Fri)22:16 No.14685866
    Honestly this, stop taking things literally. We are onmipotent, not a douchebag. Let us discuss that dwarven warehouse she manage to find? I'm sure that would be interesting to say the least. See if she tells us about the coins and the production of them in such vast quantities.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:20 No.14685901
    "So while I've been about, I noticed that you've been producing a vast amount of coin from that dwarven warehouse you found. It's definitely a worthy asset, but are you concerned about the value, or the retaliation of certain deities?"

    I'm also curious about what she knows of her king's preparations.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:22 No.14685927
    Also, before we go and do anything awesome, let's remember that as an ancient omnipotent being, we are secure in our power and do not need to stoop to childish displays to feel strong.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)22:30 No.14685998
    >Do we even know how old she is?
    I don't think I've ever said.

    >What's an elf's normal lifespan in this setting?
    1000-1200 roughly for natural death. Average lifespan is obviously much lower because accidents.
    >> Tripe 04/22/11(Fri)22:32 No.14686021
    Yes, I'm just really curious as to what she means to accomplish with this mint and that new coin.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:34 No.14686044
    If I recall correctly the currencies of other nations is being produced with a higher than normal amount of copper, so I guess she's trying to devalue the currency of other nations so as to make hers that much more wealthy by comparison?
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)22:34 No.14686049
    Well being involved with us as she is, she'll either have a very short lifespan or a very long one.

    Her flirting is obvious, yet gives the response to us. Don't go for it, it's a kind of friendly verbal sparring. The first one to explicitly state or refute romantic intent loses. But it's definitely fun, so let's try to keep the banter going while we talk about other things.

    Something like "Of course not. I'm sure you don't listen to half of what your mother says."
    >> Tripe 04/22/11(Fri)22:43 No.14686148
    If I recall correctly there was one currency in particular that was being produced more than any other. An old man we possessed couldn't identify I believe.
    >> tha/tg/uy 04/22/11(Fri)23:20 No.14686507
    Don't go for it? I'm pretty sure she really digs us.

    Also we might want to address the other 'dinner guests' as we don't know what their real motivations for spying on us are.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)23:25 No.14686548
    >You see all six of them arrayed at various spying points, one even using a water-breathing enchantment to lurk in the walls themselves, to your amusement. Enough of that, you flick your thoughts and render the room unable to be observed from outside of it.

    not a problem, right now they can't spy on us
    >> Tripe 04/22/11(Fri)23:26 No.14686556
    we just stopped them from spying on us...just meet them after dinner and bring up the fact you knew they were spying, and that you were able to stop them from doing sol ater.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)23:29 No.14686585
    Pretty sure he meant "don't go for it" as in "don't take the bait and flirt back." Flirting is a verbal and mental game, if we want to jump her bones that happens later. This is pleasant dinnertime fun.
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)23:30 No.14686595
    >"don't take the bait and flirt back."
    I meant "don't take the bait to say something direct and instead flirt back"
    >> Anonymous 04/22/11(Fri)23:49 No.14686782
    I meant that we shouldn't just say "I know you're flirting. here's what I think of it."

    We should be more subtle. Let's have some wordplay and clever banter. We're vastly intelligent, and should be capable of holding our own with a mortal.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)23:57 No.14686877
    “Of course not. Besides, I’d think you only listen to half of what your mother says anyway. The question was which half...” You reply, answering the verbal stroke with a smile and one of your own before glancing to a slave. The young man immediately steps forward and refills the blown glass goblet before stepping back into position. Expert at his work, not a drop spilled, perfect amount. Excellent service.

    “Mmm, you think the question answered, then?” she returns as you shift back, just in time for the second course; a choice of a light clear soup or a thick opaque one. You choose the clear soup out of habit, you always prefer to stay light with the first courses, and the bowl is whisked onto your hot plate. A strong beefish broth with a far more gamey taste combined with carrots and sagegrass and of course the main element -- seared scallops. You glance at the placard that comes with each course and note with surprise Dire Buffalo as the stock for the soup... something you don’t believe you’ve ever had. Or heard of. You’ll need to correct that from now on.

    Finishing, you allow a slave to take away the plate and hotplate as the third course is served immediately after, charred peppered kraken with a spiced tomato sauce. Between bites you answer Laressa’s challenge, “Oh? Are you saying it isn’t?”

    She takes time between bites of the delicious entree to shoot a coquettish look your way, “Who says I only listened to half of what my mother said? It could be that I scorned all of it, after all, and took different advice altogether.”
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/22/11(Fri)23:59 No.14686884
    “Truly the lords your mother speaks to would be left disheartened and bereft in such a case. Tell me then, if not with your mother’s view where does your path lie?” you prompt as the plate is whisked away and a great platter with the hollow bone of a roc laid before you, sawn in half longways and stripped bare of meat... the meal is inside instead, a rich assortment of rice and vegetables combined with shredded roc meat and marrow, cooked to the point it melts in your mouth.

    The main course is served, poached dragon egg draped in thinly sliced medium-rare unicorn stakes, all situated in a basket made of... you can’t immediately identify the bread, and reach out to check. Ah, there, holy wheat grown in the fields of Anora by the priests of the fertility goddess Sindra. Not available for any price, but apparently Laressa got her hands on it somehow. The taste is, well, divine.

    “Well,” she begins as the plates are taken away, sipping lightly on the same sparkling wine that you are, “I would have to say my path is shrouded in mystery. I catch glimpses and at times, why, it almost feels like I can sit down and hold a conversation with it... but always it seems to keep slipping away.” She sighs as if exasperated and shrugs, looking over with a coy smile on her face and a slight flush before continuing, “Would you by chance know any way to catch sight of such a path again? If the path I walk this eve is smooth, I mean.”
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:00 No.14686900
    Bumping for love of omnipotence
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:08 No.14686976

    "Such a path seems like it would be fraught with peril as well as reward, and it would be important to keep your wits about you while traveling it. As for knowing the path, well, to get this far you must have seen the signs? I do not think they'll fail you. And such a difficult path to follow surely has something marvelous at the end."
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:12 No.14687020

    Where is the fun in certainty? Although I have it in good authority that you are on the right path. Where it will take you, who can say?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:13 No.14687031
    >Dire Buffalo
    >buffalo large animal
    >dire plus one size
    >huge 2 tons–16 tons
    >elephant 4-7 tons
    my god that Buffalo is at least as big as an elephant
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:18 No.14687095

    Dragon Eggs and Unicorn steak! This is a pretty awesome meal!
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:27 No.14687208
    >Dragon Eggs
    >eating them instead of using the loyalty on dragon hatchlings to make a fleet of dragon fighter/escorts for her air ship fleet.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:28 No.14687217
    that should be loyalty knife.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:29 No.14687224

    That depends, y'know. It's pretty hard to incubate a dragon egg. Besides, they might not even be fertilized, which means no chance of baby dragons.

    Also, unicorn steak? I'll have mine rare.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:35 No.14687297
    This only reinforces how infatuated with us she is. She went to all the trouble of getting these just to impress us with a single meal.

    Also, eating unicorn pretty much cements the whole BBEG thing.

    Hey Vedi? Is it a bad thing to eat unicorns in this setting?
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)00:38 No.14687324
    Clearly not, they tasted amazing. Exactly what you would expect from a sapient creature of focused good and symbol of purity.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:40 No.14687354
    >Clearly not, they tasted amazing. Exactly what you would expect from a sapient creature of focused good and symbol of purity.
    >tastes good
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:47 No.14687430
    A veiled way of asking if there's another task to be done to gain our favor, provided we are suitably pleased by her efforts in setting up the meal?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)00:54 No.14687501
    Should that be the case we should respond as thus

    >"implying gianing my favour requires specific tasks"

    I don't know how you greentext outloud, but were OMNIPOTENT DAMMIT!!! Figure this shit out!

    (feel free to paraphrase me)
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)01:26 No.14687866
    Thread dead?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)01:40 No.14688001
    Nah, Vedibere takes forever to post. But it's good stuff.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)01:42 No.14688018
    It's easter holidays. Vedi probably has to deal with family stuff an it holds him up.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)01:53 No.14688113
    Combine these two.
    Also bump.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)01:54 No.14688126
    Still here, family stuff plus some of the toughest writing so far. Hope it's up to standard when I post.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)02:08 No.14688259
    Sorry we didn't give you more to work with.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)02:44 No.14688668
    “I have a bit of experience with such paths,” you concede over the eighth course, a vinaigrette of rare herbs and vegetables found only in the blasted and nearly barren wastes of the east, “but I can assure you that they are often perilous to walk. Only those who are sure that they desire what lies at the end should embark on the journey.”

    At this she goes silent and pensive, though the pixie foie-gras entertains you well through to desert. As the alchemically frozen and flavored snows from Mt. Porium (apparently the highest peak in this world and the seat of several gods) are served she looks up, meeting your gaze with azure eyes. For a long moment she is silent, then shrugs and gives a small, sad smile. “To be honest, I think that regardless of the risks -- my path has already been decided. If not before... then at the very least the time I’ve spent following it today has made me choose this road, despite what my better judgement may say. The only option I wish to follow... means I will simply tread lightly on the path I’ve set and hope to reach the end.”

    You nod, finishing the delicacy and making to stand. The chair is instantly pulled back for you and napkin whisked away. Laressa rises as you do, but starts as you immediately step toward her, closing the short distance between the two of you with supernatural speed before she can retreat. You swiftly slide your right arm around her waist and place the other hand upon the curve of her right hip, focusing your power. “Wha--”, she begins as she starts to pull back, cutting off in a yelp as she jumps slightly within your arms. Your doing, of course.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)02:45 No.14688682
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    “Well then, my dear,” you say in a soft, powerful voice, “let us see how you walk the path. You are the most interesting thing or being I have found in either this world or others beyond count for a very long time; therefore, though your goal is both dangerous and difficult... it is not impossible I think. Especially with the excellent start you have made.

    Upon you I have placed a mark. My mark, and its function is three-fold. First, through it you may speak to me undetected by any being -- mortal, god, or otherwise -- simply by touching it and focusing your mind to do so. Second, your own mind is sacrosanct from any who would plunder it for information or command it. Lastly,” you tighten your embrace; pulling the tall elf against you and looking into her eyes, “it signifies the path you have chosen, placed upon you alone in all the world. What you do upon that path is what shall decide your end, be it dead in a ditch or...” you trail off. As you finish she gazes up at you, her eyes only slightly below yours, with her mouth slightly parted and eyes wide.

    Slipping your hands free, you move back and leave her standing, pale and shivering slightly. As she regains her senses she immediately looks down and places her hand over the mark, feeling the ever-so-slight heat it radiates before turning her face to you once more. You feel a slight tug at your mind and open yourself to it, feeling tentative thoughts filtering in to form words. *Can you... hear this?*
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)02:46 No.14688693
    You nod and respond the same way, *I can. Be aware, however, that you are not to use this freely. It is more akin to a burden than blessing, at least for now. Understood?*

    She nods, slowly regaining her former color and giving a weak smile, “Thank you, Valerian. I- I will be mindful.” She finally removes her hand from the symbol and brings it to the bridge of her nose, closing her eyes briefly before going scarlet. Her eyes snap open and she darts them about the room, alighting on each slave or servant attendant in turn. “All of you are to stay in this room and speak to nobody until I return, do you understand?” The ones who can hear nod, moving to herd the deafened (and now confused) slaves into a group for their mistress as she turns back to you.

    “Ah, so, um, my friends and Master Koris were hoping you would join us after dinner. I... would like that as well, if you would. Though,” she diverts her eyes, suddenly intently studying one of the banners hanging from the ceiling, “I- I would appreciate it if you wouldn’t mention the marking or anything to do with that. I would... never hear the end of it.”
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)02:58 No.14688808
    Sure, let's go meet her friends.
    Also, it's not entirely clear, where is the mark on her?
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)03:19 No.14689017
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    Side of her hip. About where the grey dot is.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)03:21 No.14689032
    Err, obviously the right hip though rather than the left like in the picture. Not that it really matters, just being consistent.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)03:31 No.14689137
    right lets go meet her friends, see if we can stir up some more rumours for stella to poke at
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)03:36 No.14689180
    Seems like a very slow thread tonight overall. If it's still alive tomorrow I might continue, maybe not. Or later tonight if we get people again. Just one or two, though, I think I'll call it quits for now. Or at least pauses.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)03:38 No.14689200
    Ah, what use is omnipotence if we don't cop a feel every now and then.

    Let's not push too fast though. She's been dodgy and reserved her entire life, probably wouldn't appreciate a bulldog. And besides, it's bad manners to get too close on the first date.

    To her friends, keep reserved and secretive about ourselves. We're Lord Valerian, skilled and knowledgeable mage who wanders the globe in search of... something, we don't quite know what.

    If they keep asking, regale them with stories of our exploits, real or invented.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)03:38 No.14689206
    well i think people are going "holy shit massive exposition" because that's what i was doing up until now.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)03:39 No.14689215
    Alright then, see you later. It is nearly 4AM anyways.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)03:47 No.14689287
    My thoughts: Are we getting so attached that we won't be able to not intervene if our heroes are going to kill Laressa?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)03:55 No.14689377
    i don't think so.

    we are enjoying our pet elf and giving her gifts because she is entertaining us so.

    given more time we might get that attached that we would intervene but i think we are liking our adventurers about the same as her really
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:01 No.14689438
    my theory is thus: should the heroes gain the upper hand, it would cheapen everything she has done so far to intervene directly one way or the other.

    However, once the heroes have won we can still claim Laressa's soul and give her another oppotunity on a different world, or simply allow her to accompany us as we seek new entertainment next time.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:02 No.14689447
    OP: Are you writer dude?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:03 No.14689462
    just finished easter saturday dinner here ved, had people over all day so I couldn't contribute as much as I normally do.

    I'll keep refreshing the thread till I go to bed and during my D&D session tomorrow since I really don't want to miss interacting with Laressa's companions.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:04 No.14689469
    Ah, crap. I thought we vetoed marking her last thread.

    That would make Writer-dude more skilled than I ever believed, as Omnipotence quest has run at the same time as Dragon quest.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:04 No.14689478
    While I have no love for our heros we've made them for the express purpose of viewing the interaction between them and our villians.

    Speaking of villians once we're done here, be it now or after we talk to Laressa's friends, we should go raise another. Possibly a find a dark wizard and give him a fortress/keep terrorizing the surrounding kingdoms via grotesque beasts.

    inb4 'You remind me of me when I was your age.'
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:07 No.14689510
    Same writing style, same posting style. I wouldn't be entirely surprised, but Vedibere responds a fair bit faster than WD. Although, originally, WD responded like the wind. Maybe he just got bored.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)04:13 No.14689580
    Not Writer-Dude, no. I do hang out in the dragonquest IRC during the quest though.

    If there are people here I will keep going. Just was calling it because after an hour or so only one or two people had posted.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:15 No.14689597

    well I believe there are a few of us here, the silence only becouse of expectation and awe
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:33 No.14689756
    I'll stay for a little while more. Not like I have anything else in my life.

    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)04:37 No.14689802
    I know that feel, bro. Give me something to work with and I'll throw out another post-cluster. You guys all seem to have a really hard time even giving a general /demeanor/ or something. It's hard to write with no direction at all.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:39 No.14689831
    >we tattooed her ass

    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:40 No.14689834
    I also am here, eagerly awaiting the next post. I just don't post often, because I don't have any ideas I consider good.

    That said, when you're willing, next session maybe, I'd like to do more development on our current heroes. I don't feel like they've accomplished enoughs.
    But then again, perhaps the time to check up on Palal Greenward or the blood mage is coming up.

    Whatever the future is, I look forward to the next post.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:40 No.14689835
    doing it that way might be good:
    we surely got a lot of tales to tell if they ask, we've been around for some time, dont we?
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)04:44 No.14689870
    Aww, cmon' don't be like that. It was totally the apex of her hip, completely different!

    I considered shoulder too, but I figured wearing strapless or backless dresses was something she probably did a lot and would be inconvenient.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:46 No.14689894

    Well, we just shut them out, so they know that we know they were spying on us, without Laressa's approval. Let's not mention that as a favor to them. It'll shame them a bit I think. Also give them a bit of insight to our power.

    Share a story about ourselves, maybe some time we beat out a competitor (but leave out the horribly evil part). Then ask how they know Laressa, try to get embarrassing stories from them. Not only will it be funny as hell, but it'll keep them away from asking pointed questions about us.

    Also compliment Laressa on the quality of the meal. While we don't have anything that could be called morality, I think the girl could use a break.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:49 No.14689917
    And it's not like she's going to be parading her ass around in public for all to see.
    Besides no one knows what our mark means anyway.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:55 No.14689973
    Still, it's not like we couldn't have made it visible only to her. And she'll only be able to wear long skirts with the slit on one side!

    But yeah, it's no big deal. I like the symbol choice. Hard shapes, hard color. We are powerful, and our things should reflect that.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)04:57 No.14689997
    Wow guys, okay, I fell asleep while writing and am having minor auditory hallucinations. I think perhaps it's time for bed.

    Will pick up again tomorrow when I wake up. Not sure when that will be. Try 13:00 or 14:00.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:58 No.14690002
    I just have a minor question. We were a dark lord before we ascended to omnipotence, but how strong is a dark lord exactly? I knew we were on the very high end of dark lord, so how does an average one and our former peak translate to?
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)04:59 No.14690022
    Lol ok. Cya.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)05:01 No.14690034
    In relation to us, mortals, gods, super-beings, all of them are ants.

    I don't think we ever fluffed our mortal life out. We've probably forgotten most of it. It was millions of years and several realities ago.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)05:07 No.14690101
    Varies. Once again your former peak led to /omnipotence/ so it was pretty beastly. You were an overwhelmingly powerful endgame BBEG to multiple parties from multiple realities composed of people like Hercules, Gilgamesh, Merlin, Hou-yi, and Ulysses.

    And average BBEG? I guess the whole "mu ha ha I will destroy this ruined world and purify it with my mcguffin" type? I mean, everyone has to start somewhere, it's just that the villains tend to become more and more scarce the higher you go in power levels. Obviously, otherwise they would rule everything.

    Last post for real this time, probably. I have a second monitor set up over my bed so I can lay in bed and do stuff, so if an interesting question pops up then I might answer.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)05:19 No.14690197
    Thanks for the answer, I'll be reading through the rest of the thread now since I'm a very late arrival. I haven't ever done any DnD type playing, only go on /tg/ for the funny threads and good storytimes, but I think I can translate a BBEG to a videogame equivalent now.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)06:26 No.14690726
    So guys here's the deal. We're playing chess like we just learned what all the rules were and are making half-assed moves at random only to change direction 2 moves later. Sure it might be fun, but we should at least have some basic goals or agenda. Such things can change as we progress but I think we should at least have some sort of plan, as opposed to "lets give X, Y superpower and see what happens" I mean giving out loot is cool and all but its like being a GM and handing out your rewards willy-nilly. To this end I suggest we keep in mind the following goals

    1) Keep Laressa interesting, we can do this by continuing to let her build up and make war, but mostly we need to challenge her and not show up every 20 seconds to fix her problems. Romancing her is an option, but bear in mind that it is usually impossible to "un-romance" someone once they get boring.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)06:27 No.14690730
    2) Get the "Heroes" to quest and onto a level to challenge Laressa. This could involve giving them loot, but since we're building up Laressa to take on Gods, we should find a method that involves either more brute force or more subtlety than we're currently allotting them.

    3) Keep ourselves entertained while not forcing Vedibere to run "writequest" when we tell him to just observe. This one is more of a meta-goal but it should still be a goal. Therefore, I propose we start trollin someone. We don't have top do this right now or even at all, it is just a suggestion, but I think we should target some high-ranking muckity-muck and slowly collapse his entire universe upon him. Suggestions for this man include Elven King/Prince, Parthian Neighbor's King/Noble, One of the dudes from the Trade-illuminati, Maybe some sort of general or knight that opposes one of our currently running plots and turn him into our own personal Job. A thread about this would let everyone let off some steam by shooting off a cosmic bullet at an innocent bystander so the meat plots can develop with less "Lets Manifest and beat the shit outta everyone" suggestions.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)06:38 No.14690799

    I can get behind this.

    I even think the elven kings is the correct target to start collapsing his shit. We could even set it up that the party of heroes joins the war against him.

    As soon as we finish up with the meet-and-greet we should do that.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)12:30 No.14692753
    I concur.
    Also, bump.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)13:23 No.14693127
    >As soon as we finish up with the meet-and-greet
    As tempting as it is to turn this into Laressa Quest, we really need to deal with the heroes next. They're wandering around Kaza looking for clues we haven't planted yet and it'd be bad manners to leave them hanging after leading them so far. Everyone else has stuff they can do without us and the king's not going to go away if we don't troll him immediately.
    >> Vedibere !!O+eQDn0BBx8 04/23/11(Sat)16:04 No.14694261
    Haven't forgotten you guys, but family crap for easter is destroying my free time. I'll try to finish the Laressa part today but honestly I can't be sure I'll be able to. Sorry.

    I'll run Monday's thread long and switch between if you want instead, should I be unable to.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)16:38 No.14694609
    Oh wow this thread is still up.
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)17:35 No.14695208
    maybe we could send our heroes against the srite?
    I think the world will need a unifying enemy as soon as Laressa finishes taking it over and sending them that way now will let us set the groundwork.

    have the cure-all manifest in some holy relic or such...
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)17:39 No.14695246
    that is after we finish the current Laressa bit, though (meet and greet + aftermath)

    I'm thinking World War 1 -> Srite War -> COSMIC SHOWDOWN
    I'm somewhat hoping that the druid uncovers something that could theoretically touch us... that would make the endgame very interesting
    >> Anonymous 04/23/11(Sat)18:46 No.14695902
    I doubt it, we closed off omnipotence to anyone new after we attained it apparently.

    and I think the current order is actully thus.

    Fuck With the Elf King -> World War 1 -> Srite War -> COSMIC SHOWDOWN

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