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    586 KB Storytime: Stranded in Fantasy. Part 8 008 01/28/12(Sat)02:41 No.17705159  
    Part 8: Forever Faithfully
    Part 1 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17586304/
    Part 2 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17611378/
    Part 3 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17632664/
    Part 4 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17648894/
    Part 5 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17663235/
    Part 6 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17670989/
    Part 7 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17685424/
    Old Thread: >>17685424

    Journal Entry 292

    We made it to Aeyllin today. Kind of. Everything was going fine and we were around ten feet above the air dock when whatever keeps us in the air suddenly cut out. No one was seriously injured but the hull is damaged. Luckily we know some artificers. Speaking of that, we headed to the university first thing and paid our three students a visit. Austin is doing well and was apparently working on a magic steam engine with the master artificer when we arrived. Ian's started training in some spell casting combined with his swordsmanship, something like an arcane fighter or duskblade maybe? Max. Max has caused some problems. His class went out to some field to practice and he tossed out a spell he had learned on his own that he apparently shouldn't of been able to cast and immediately lost control of it. People were injured, but luckily no one was killed. It hasn't slowed him down any, but he's being a lot more cautious about it. We all gathered up in the local tavern and told them of the war, the devil army and our victories and our new slightly broken toy. Austin got all excited about the airship and who knows what he's going to do with it, but he's got permission to repair it. Raina showed up with the baby and joined our little celebration and made some overt threats that we'd of been dinner if Marcus had bit it out there. I'm starting to like her less and less.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)02:52 No.17705279
    >the dragon is a bitch

    Somehow I'm not surprised.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)02:56 No.17705318
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    Drawfag, here. Given my SHAMFUR DISPRAU in the last thread, I decided to try and fix this shit. Let me know if it is better or worse. I am at the point where I can't tell anymore.

    Also, if things are looking funky, don't hesitate to let me know. I may not take everything in, but it generally points out major problems.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)02:59 No.17705346
    That does look better, great job.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:00 No.17705359
    Better indeed.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:00 No.17705366

    >Austin is doing well and was apparently working on a magic steam engine with the master artificer when we arrived
    >magic steam engine
    >No more 2nd Law of Thermodynamics holding us down

    The engineer in me just squealed in delight. The potential for power generation here is just STAGGERING. We are talking energy efficiencies that make everything we currently have look like shit.

    >implying I can't make a magic powered perpetual engine

    Oh, the shenanigans I would get up to in magic land...
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:01 No.17705374
    Why would threatening the only people who have a vested interest in keeping him alive help keep him alive? Also, considering he knocked her up and skipped town, you think she'd have different feelings on him having some pain and suffering
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:02 No.17705390

    Ah, I think this one is quite a bit better. Though I kind of did like that one anon's slight modification to wifey's nose.

    Nothing wrong with it as it stands as far as I can see, though.

    Awesome work, sir!
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)03:04 No.17705404
    Journal Entry 293

    Since we can't hang out at Raina's place, we're all set up at the inn. If this city is going to be our home base, we'd best get a home here. The inns are nice, but it's still an inn. Anyways, paid a visit to the University to see about some side project, namely what to do about the Rheingraf spymaster. They think they can bind him to a location, an anchor, and produced an enchanted pin. Put it on him and if it works like they think it does, he should be stuck. I'm going to give it to Jason, he seems to know when he's going to show up before he does, or at least has lightspeed reflexes. Maybe spymaster related precog or more likely, that ruby eye is letting him see something. In other news, Austin has checked out the airship wreck, did some research and presented me with a design. He wants to build what looks like a tilt-rotor wings on it. Sure, it looked neat, but that's not how airships work here, it won't fit in the air docks with wings like that. He's gone back to the drawing board. He at least understands how flimsy these things are in the air though and was planning redundancies out the ass. In the meantime, the hull is being repaired at cost and should be back up in the air within the week. Jason has been keeping our pilot busy, showing her the more secluded parts of town. Avery on the other hand is talking about laying her own personal siege on the sun church. After what happened last time, I don't know if that's such a good idea but I got her back either way.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:04 No.17705408
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    I just can't win. That was the pre-nose job one that I had saved under the same name.

    This is last (please, please, please) one with all the corrections from feedback.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:07 No.17705433
    Looks great. The nose definitely looks better.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:09 No.17705453
    >magic steam engine
    Steampunk soon fellow Stalker...

    Also Time-skip when?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:10 No.17705457
    Wow, that's much better. It looks fantastic.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:12 No.17705478

    I think my favorite part is the dragon motif on the dress. That or the Les Paul on the cod piece. Either just makes so much sense.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:15 No.17705504

    Goddammit, Max is going to end up doing something REALLY dangerous eventually, I just know it. Nobody got hurt this time, but next time I doubt they will be so lucky.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:15 No.17705512

    Good stuff, Journal_Drawfag, looking forward to anything you contribute in the future. You really have a talent!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:16 No.17705517
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    Siege the chapel full of religious zealots who are pissed the fuck off at us and will attack on sight? What could go wrong?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:17 No.17705529
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    The smile is much better, but I still think the nose should be slimmer.

    Wide noses are usually associated with dwarves and the like. Elves should be fair-bodied. This is my cruddy mspaint edit from last thread.

    I've got no right to tell a capable artist how to draw, but this is just my preference. You've done fantastic work as it is.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)03:24 No.17705585
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    Journal Entry 294

    So between designing our airship changes, Austin finished his magic steam engine. Jason and I went over and we discussed what to do with it. It's a small prototype, simple expansion engine. Our first idea was a car. Unfortunately we can't produce tires. As near as we can figure, worldwide rubber production is nil. Rubber trees may not even exist here. We could put it in an airship, but that won't make it any safer then the current ones. That leaves trains. Why would anyone use trains over airships? They can haul much more cargo. That may be the problem though. It can potentially haul more then any city can currently export. The world might not be ready for this. Austin is going to put it on the back burner for now, but will produce a small scale train for demonstration purposes once he's done with the airship. Maybe something to the main farmsteads and back or maybe around town as public transportation for those who can't afford the expensive bicycles. In other news, the last of my bic pens died. I am officially using one of the local ballpoints that have made their way here. It's not as smooth but it works well enough. I donated my empties to the master artificer. Since there's no such thing as patent offices here, he could start producing his own brand and we can make a fortune off them and fuck the merchant guild.
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)03:24 No.17705588
    >Jason has been keeping our pilot busy, showing her the more secluded parts of town.
    Bow chicka wow wow.

    I think what the terrans need to do to is figure out the magic equivalent of a blimp or hot air balloon. From the sound of it airships are a lot like helicopters. They produce constant and "free" lift, but if the engine suddenly cuts out the whole shebang drops like a stone. Essentially they created a boat without buoyancy.

    The magical version of a helicopter might work better. A helicopter doesn't lose lift the instant the engine cuts out. It can keep gliding to a point because the rotors will keep spinng and act like a parachute. So what would make the current airship a lot more safe is the addition of some sort of flywheel to power whatever magic that generates the lift.
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)03:27 No.17705609
    > Since there's no such thing as patent offices here, he could start producing his own brand and we can make a fortune off them and fuck the merchant guild.
    They could incorporate and call themselves...

    Magic Markers
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:32 No.17705657

    An alternative would be to have the hull of the ship enchanted with a large-scale feather-fall spell, activated either when sudden acceleration (Free-fall) is detected or via some sort of manual activation.
    >Oh shit, someone pull the "I don't want to die a horrible death" lever!"
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:34 No.17705667
    I like this. And it can't be hard. They already made a magic steam engine.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:38 No.17705712
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    I tend to draw women having a slightly broader nose, but that is my preference. Also, the nostrils will flair when you are smiling that large (you can see it when you look in the mirror). How much it flairs does vary from person to person though.

    Anyway, I shrunk it down another size because I think your point is valid. It may not be what I like, but it certainly makes sense for the setting. I wouldn't go much smaller than this version because it will start looking like a beak (or in the case of your edit), a cats' nose. Anyway, thanks for the feedback. I strive to please.

    And with that, I am going to bed. Tomorrow is another day and another portrait. Oh lord, what did I get myself into.

    Thanks for the threads 008.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:41 No.17705735
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    You're very talented, especially with shading and contrast. These are some of the thoughts I had on her, though. Mostly the length of the nose tip versus the nostrils made her nose look sort of long and hooked, and the mouth needed a little more shading around the corners at the teeth, I thought. Also, her belly could be a little bit more pronounced and rounded. It almost looks a little flat without more dramatic shading. I'm sure you could do better than my quick, lousy little photoshop job here, but I just wanted to point out what I saw.

    Also, writing with a mouse is, much like Raina herself, a complete bitch.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:43 No.17705746

    Whoops,I should have refreshed the thread before posting. You fixed the nose! Perfect.
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)03:44 No.17705753
    We could also make necklaces of feather-fall and give them out to all passengers as an alternative to lifejackets. And while we are at it, add a red and green light to the sides of the ship. Real ships use them to help navigate because they can show what direction a ship is going, even at night.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:46 No.17705758
    Even better: Pioneer the concept of lighthouses for airships.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:49 No.17705773
    That is so much better. They look like real people, and the elf looks good too. Which is important considering a dragon wouldn't polymorph into an ugly person.
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)03:51 No.17705784
    Now that you mention it... how would this work? Put magical beacons in high places? If you have a number of beacons and make them different colours, it would allow you to determine how far away you are and in what direction.

    Also, even though ballpoints have been re-invented. That doesn't mean the university couldn't make a superior line of magic ballpoints, markers and fountain pens. Markers with felt tips are useful because you can use them on anything, so sharpies would be a great dungeon tool to have. Fountain pens that don't sputter could also be used for more fancy and formal stuff.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:55 No.17705811

    Drawfag here.

    I like the way you handled the fold under the belly. You are correct about the corners of the mouth needing to be pushed back. I was just going to leave them at well enough, but I will go back and tweak them after seeing your edit. As for the shading, I think I will have to break out a darker shade of purple/grey to get that effect. Which means I need to adjust the rest of the picture to balance it out as well. No rest for the wicked, I suppose. My monochromatic stuff always ends up looking flat because I push the "dark" to much in comparison to the light. I need to work on that. I usually end up cheating and adding a different color in to make it seem darker.

    This nose will be the death of me. I will keep playing with it. I think I am almost there based off what I gave


    Rather than spamming corrections in 008 thread (sorry 008, I didn't mean to), I think I will wait until tomorrow and see if anything else pops up. I am going to hate myself for mentioning this, but I am surprised no one is complaining about Marcus' current face. To me, that is the worse of the two by far. Anyway, thanks for the feedback. And now sleep. For reals, yo.
    >> Dogstar !!sKGW1u0HNtI 01/28/12(Sat)03:55 No.17705815
    The Terrans are actually looking at this incorrectly. The first engines were created to power mechanical looms and used rivers as power sources. Later on simple prototype engines were used to move water out of mines and coal up from the lower section, and power a version of a locomotive to move mined goods from their source to the coast. What they need is a place that needs a whole lot of repetitive physical labor to do a task. Mines are great for this, but so are places where you work on clothing.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:56 No.17705818

    You mean like actual lighthouses, or guide lights?

    Harbor bouys are set with two different colors on either side to keep ships on path at night or in low visibility conditions to keep em from running aground, not really an issue if you can fly, however having lights on high peaks etc. would be useful, as would having color coded lights for different routes (potentially) and for "harbor" approaches.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:58 No.17705834

    Also, they'll have lights that line up with each other if you're making a good approach into harbor. This wouldn't work so well off the water though, but still, airports have the same deal going on with runway lights.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)03:59 No.17705841
    If that magic bag of his can dupe something like a bullet why couldn't he use it to dupe his pen before it ran out of ink?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:01 No.17705858
    All excellent ideas.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:01 No.17705860
    could have != thought to do it. Unfortunately.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:05 No.17705885
    Turn it into a generator. Just add a magnet and voila, current.

    Then you can charge your taser again.

    Actually, give the taser to Austin. See if he can increase the range and/or if he can add different settings to it. A widespread setting would be sweet for disabling a group of people at once.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:06 No.17705889
    It's not small enough. It's barely big enough to hold the two bullets, as I recall.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:08 No.17705904
    I think they already use lights on the airships. One of the ship rides they took almost suffered a mid air collision with an airship heading the opposite way. The only reason they knew it was heading towards them at all was a forward mounted light. Better idea might be making shortwave radio so ship can avoid making course corrections that could lead to collisions.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:11 No.17705920

    We could easily give them lights that don't suck. Hell, with magic they basically have UNLIMITED POWAAAAAAAA!!!!

    It could be abused so, so easily. They could easily make a ridiculous airplane without too much trouble if they knew the mechanics behind it.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:12 No.17705930
    DWARVES IN F-16s
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:14 No.17705942

    WW1/2 tech actually wouldn't be that hard to get, only issue would be mass production since the population base required for that kind of industry probably isn't there yet either. That and you'd have to get some serious political and military backing to get the resources required to start something like that.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:15 No.17705953

    Thank you. I think I also forgot to mention that I sort of lengthened, thinned, and evened out her eyebrows. You might be able to get away with using the same shade of purplegrey you have now, if you really emphasize the light. You sound a bit like a perfectionist- not a bad thing at all.

    As for Marcus (his codpiece is hilarious!), well...I'm really not good at drawing men, because I mostly draw ladies, but if you wanted criticique...a few of his fingers seem off, and he seems a little...wrinkly? Maybe? I don't know how old you were shooting for with Marcus, though. I think him being male and human both contribute to the lack of criticism; people are usually a lot more picky when it comes to the 'prettier' races and females.

    Sleep well!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:15 No.17705955
    Ok, you are offering flying death machines. I'm pretty sure any government is going to get behind that.

    Also, there's bound to be free labor all over the place. Can't they summon some golems or something?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:15 No.17705957

    They have flying ships. They could make X-wings and TIE fighters if they wanted to, it would really just be an outer shell around whatever floaty mechanisim they use, and something to direct forward thrust. Lasers could probably be some kind of magic, or actual lasers since magic breaks all kinds of physical laws.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:16 No.17705958

    In all seriousness, any engineer pulled into this world is going to wreak havoc on the laws of physics and build horrifying/amazing things in the process.

    "So you want a heavily shielded aircraft capable of surviving multiple explosions, has VTOL capabilities and an on board munitions factory to constantly churn out explosives while never needing to refuel? I think we can do that"
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)04:18 No.17705969
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    Journal Entry 295

    Avery decided it was time, grabbed her gear, grabbed most of us and charged for the sun church. She said she had a vision. She was very clear, no casualties. Well, they were not happy to see us, that's for sure. We walk in, look over the place. In a room full of paladins, clerics and priests, Avery walks right up into the pulpit, tosses out the head priest, knocks over the podium, lights up like a holy beacon and declares that it's time for a change. That girl has some fucking balls. They aren't having any of this and try firing off their holy lasers and smites. It's not happening. They're all shocked. Avery starts laying down the laws as written and how it's time to start following them again, to do as they preach. Anyone that tried getting close gets burned. Even us. They were forced to listen or leave. About a quarter of them left with their iconography burned off and from what I picked up, they were going to the peace and love church to enlist. The rest were inspired, entranced by what she was doing. She went on for 4 hours. She's still going on! I don't know how to handle this. Yesterday she was just Avery, a close friend, a sister, who keeps reading my journal behind my back and who I have playful fights with when we're bored. Now suddenly it's like she's becoming some kind of divine figure. How does anyone deal with this?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:18 No.17705971

    I'm a remote sensing/GIS guy, and I can still think of all kinds of absurd things you could do with what amounts to limitless power (even if only at smaller scales). You could have legit death rays and everything.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)04:19 No.17705979
    If you ever played the game Arcanum, the first human use of the Steam Engine was to power a pump to keep water out of a mine. Looms and other factory-uses followed. Transportation was one o the LAST implementations of steam tech. And don't forget the basic principles of electromagnetism, see if you can rig up a generator that doesn't rely on the tiny charge stones.

    Speaking of tech, weren't the party going to look into a repair spell to fix the damaged mp3 and kindle?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:21 No.17705987
    >ever had your girlfriend become a prophet?
    Heh. This should be interesting.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:22 No.17705994

    And then this was Star Wars, in an even longer time ago, two universes over, in a galaxy even further away than we realized.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:24 No.17706008
    More like a fucking avatar of her god.

    Seriously. This is like Female Sun Jesus.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:30 No.17706038
    Maybe it's just cause I recently started playing League of Legends, but I can't imagine Avery as anything other than Leona now
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:31 No.17706050

    Mech-E here. I am drooling over the potential that all these energy sources have. The limiting assumption behind ALL of the stuff we use is that matter/energy cannot be created or destroyed. Energy in = Energy out. There are tons of tricks we use to get the most efficiency we can out of stuff, but we never will be able to make a perpetual machine.

    We are now in a world where those rules are being SEVERELY abused, if not broken out right. Size, weight, strength? All the things you constantly have to consider while doing design work can be side stepped. Need a wing to survive 100G pulls? Calculate how thick a piece of steel you will need and then start charming it with feather weight. Reduce it further by adding "strengthen". Material properties can be modified to what ever your design calls for. Throw in some time magic and a fire elemental and you officially have a never ending source of heat. Heat can be made to do work, thus unlimited work can be done. The possibilities are only limited by GM discretion.

    >ortakill pinels

    I agree captcha, those pinels are getting uppity.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:33 No.17706066
    My next campaign for my players: Magical military R&D. Everyone is a wizard with levels in a homebrewed machinist class.

    Let's make some magic happen, boys. Those soldiers in the field need better rifles and better magic tanks! Let us conquer the Elf kingdom with MAGI-TEK!
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)04:41 No.17706108
    Journal Entry 296

    Avery is still at the church doing her thing. It's really not my thing so I slummed around town for a bit and then oversaw the airship repairs. It looks about done. Austin's been adding auxiliary/emergency engines to keep it up in the air should the mains fail. So why do the mains fail? Well sometimes it just does apparently. It's a thing with artificing enchantments. There's a tiny percent chance that it's just going to fuck up at some point and it increases with wear and tear. The auxiliaries are there to keep us up until the mains can be repaired, which any artificer can do in under an hour in normal circumstances apparently, or limp to the nearest port. So aside from that, he wants to add pontoons for water landings and is still going on about adding wings. As long as they fit on the air dock, I don't mind I guess.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:41 No.17706111
    >Find hypocritical religion
    >Become closer to their deity than they are
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:43 No.17706118

    Austin, you are a magnificent bastard. Don't let anyone ever tell you otherwise.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:45 No.17706126
    Today, on Pimp My Airship...
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:45 No.17706128
    I wonder how much longer until we Spelljammer now?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:47 No.17706137
    You dumbass. We need to go to the moon first.

    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:47 No.17706141
    Or perhaps a few small lights in different colours that flash in regular intervals on the widest and the longest points. That way people could accurately determine the dimensions of the ships so that they could avoid each other.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:54 No.17706174

    Pretty sure we already do this with airplanes. These guys probably just have some crappy torch or something going though
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:55 No.17706183
    speaking of moon, how many are there?
    I'm not sure if it was ever mentioned (or I might have missed it).
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)04:56 No.17706188
    IIRC Howard Hughes and a few other manufacturing tycoons decided to help the burgeoning aeronautics industry in the early 20th century by painting a compass on the roof of each of their factories, and the name of the city it was in, so any pilot only needed to see the factory district of a city to know which way was north and where they were. Since the basics of finding Lattitude and Longitude might be in the encyclopedia files they recovered from that one tablet, they could probably make a killing establishing guide beacons, 'mile markers', etc along major trade routes, and developing more accurate maps of the continent.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)04:57 No.17706190
    I think what the locals need is mass-production and communications technology, not steam engines.

    You know, telegraph lines.

    But even before that they probably need a stable food supply, which means more advanced farming methods. The peasants then become the labor force for the factories.

    Skip the whole coal/steam deal and go straight to electricity. Start working on computing machines for advanced calculation.

    That probably requires an education system of some sort: a scientific base.

    Low-level science can't hold a candle to magic, but once it gets advanced enough to about modern-day, it definitely does.

    We're also talking about modern manufacturing techniques and materials science. Steel. Aluminum. Machine-assisted mining.

    I guess looking through the tech progression charts from the Civilization series would give you some good ideas on where to start.
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    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:00 No.17706208
    Yeah, that poster's been posted like in thread 3, and it assumes a temporal displacement, not a universe with magic.

    There's a lot of shortcuts you can take when you have magic.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:00 No.17706214

    More accurate maps would require quite a bit of geodessy, something I doubt these guys would have the time for. they could actually do decent topo surveys with limited equipment but even with magic that would still be very time consuming.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)05:06 No.17706236
    Journal Entry 297

    Avery is at the church still. She's got her hands full. I decided to keep myself busy and paid a visit to the University, visited the psion instructor first. We had a good mindrape session and he recommended that I start meditating and expanding my mind but without drugs, and see where I end up. He demonstrated some techniques. I guess. Afterwards I paid a visit to the master artificer to see if he could do anything with our broken electronics. He didn't have a clue how they worked but said he had some ideas. He took the mp3 player and kindle to his work counter and grabbed some tools and threw around some spells while poking them. Maybe if I knew anything about artificing, I'd have an idea of what he was doing. He said it would take a day or more, so I left him to his work. After that, I visited the summoners and had a talk as to why the devils have been treating us the way they have. It kind of baffled the summoners and they summoned up a..one of them said it was a brachina? He had he stand behind a wall. The devil showed up and starts doing it's wheeling and dealing and then I step out from behind the wall. It shuts right up and won't say a thing. I get up as close as I can to the summoning circle without crossing the line and it doesn't move, just watching me. The summoners start asking questions, trying to make deals. Nothing. Apparently when the warlock instructor tried doing this a year ago with us, it was thought of as a fluke. They continued bombarding it with questions until it finally said something. It asked, not demanded, to be sent back. They suggested we try summoning a demon tomorrow and see if we can get anything out of that.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)05:07 No.17706240
    I know, but it's a good starting point. Case in point: Have they even thought one about food preservation? Pasteurization mixed with infinitely-chilled magic ice-boxes makes storing food for a year easy, while the average peasant in this time setting would struggle to keep anything besides hard-tac for more than a month. Transporting meat via airship to any part of the continent? When was the last time the desert dwellers had unsalted deer? Ice in a drink? Fresh cow's milk? The party is still taking for granted how well they used to have things back on Terra.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:09 No.17706249
    >asked, not demanded, to be sent back

    They're SCARED of Terrans.

    Like, legitimately scared.

    Holy shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:11 No.17706260

    probably because they know we'd start capturing them and experimenting the shit out of them in all kinds of horrific manners.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:15 No.17706298
    I'm going to bed, but I'll keep the thread auto-updating. 008, you're awesome.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)05:40 No.17706472
    Journal Entry 298

    Had lunch with Avery today. She looks tired and she's a little afraid of what she's doing. What she's becoming. And there's still so much to do. All of this work is only going to effect this particular branch. She did check the church archives for anything pertaining to cannons and found something of interest. It's a 300 year old entry about reassigning new clerics in training to maintain the city cannon. We haven't seen any sign of any cannon in the city. The only place it would make sense to have one would be on the outer wall. Jason and Marcus are going to go check it out while I pay a visit to the University. First thing was first, the artificer. He managed to fix the Kindle. It looks like new but has a metallic sheen to it. How the hell? The mp3 player on the other hand, somehow it went wrong and it's become a small 6 inch tall golem of some sort that's escaped and was last heard blasting Madonna down the halls before it escaped into the city. That one broke my brain for awhile. And what was Mike doing with Madonna on his mp3 player?
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)05:41 No.17706475
    Journal Entry 298 Part 2

    I managed to make it to summoning on schedule however. They had me get behind a wall and then summoned up a succubus. It turned on the charm right away. They had me come out and she? started laughing and turned up the charm. I asked her what she knew of Terrans and why the devils seize up when we're around. So she told a tale, some of it real, some of it not. The real parts.. Well apparently 1500 years ago, demons and devils could come and go as they pleased. One of the first groups of Terrans arrived and to make a long story short, one of them was a lawyer of some kind and put the devils and demons into some kind of binding arbitration, effectively banning them from warring against each other on this plane and keeping them from being able to manifest on their own here. She also seemed to suggest that he went on to become a top ranking devil lord. From that point on, the devils were ordered never to make a deal with a Terran under any circumstance. Demons have no such order and have made attempts at collecting Terran travelers for their own uses against devils with little success. Well, that answers some questions I guess.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:42 No.17706486
    Fuckin' lawyers.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:44 No.17706500

    Oh Mike, I love you. Your lady warlock better treat you well.

    >devil lord

    Oh my god, that is amazing and better than anything I was thinking up. I wonder what would have happened if it had been a D&D rules lawyer.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:49 No.17706517
    Wait, wait. If a Terran is now a top-ranking devil lord, does that mean they can summon him and talk to him to find some things out, possibly?
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)05:50 No.17706522
    Oh god my sides!

    Fucking lawyers man!
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)05:51 No.17706531
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    You are technically correct. The best kind of correct.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)05:53 No.17706536
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    If you fill out the correct forms, maybe.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:53 No.17706538

    By a mortal lawyer.

    I can see why some Devils would avoid that shit from then on. It's like rubbing it in. "Oh, fuck, there's another one."
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)05:56 No.17706557
    Journal Entry 299

    The airship's hull is fixed! Aside from the auxiliary engines, Austin's changes have yet to be implemented. While he prepares that, I set up a trade run for our pilot to Brightly and back. Marcus, Austin and Alex are heading out with her. It should be a 24 hour run. Austin is hard at work getting his upgrades ready between his class. The other two, Ian and Max, are on their first adventurer trip out to one of the local dungeons with some more experienced adventurers. Best of luck to them, hopefully Max won't accidentally nuke the region. After the airship left, I had a surprise visit from Raina, baby and everything. She wants to know why Marcus isn't getting a larger cut of the profit since he has a family to feed. She's trying to emotionally blackmail me. Fuck that noise, even cuts for all. I made it very clear that I wasn't changing the group policy. What is she even going on about, she's a dragon, doesn't she have a mountain of gold somewhere? Or is she living in Aeyllin because she's the equivalent of a dragon hobo? Hell, she originally wanted Marcus to run off and be a farmer. I don't get her at all. Anyways, I'm starting to worry about Avery. I'm seeing less and less of her lately because of her work at the church. Do you even read my journal anymore Avery?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)05:58 No.17706576
    >dragon hobo.

    Fucking lost it.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)06:06 No.17706625
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    >After the airship left, I had a surprise visit from Raina, baby and everything. She wants to know why Marcus isn't getting a larger cut of the profit since he has a family to feed. She's trying to emotionally blackmail me.

    I hate her so much.

    >dragon hobo

    ...maybe slightly less.

    >No greentext response from Avery.

    Picture related.

    captcha: asselfie the

    Why yes, the elf IS an ass.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)06:24 No.17706715
    >Devil lord lawyer terran

    Wild speculation time.
    The Gods of this setting were originally Terrans.

    >No response from Avrey
    Oh fuck, pull her out of this crazy divine shit right now.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)06:25 No.17706720
    Journal Entry 300

    A troupe of worn out, dirty adventurers arrived in town, Mike's warlock girlfriend among them. He's off seeing to her. Maybe he can tell her about the mp3 golem running around the market district blasting “Like a Virgin” and terrorizing the locals. Anyways, the airship arrived today carrying wood products from Brightly and more importantly, profits. The wealth was distributed and another run is going to be lined up in a few days. Anyways, Jason has finished scouring the city and found what he thinks was a cannon mount and one cannon ball. So at some point, this city had a cannon. We checked the city records in the peace and love church and with a translator, found out that around the time the last Terrans were here, a cannon was made to defend it from an expected attack from a big war that was consuming the continent at the time. It was never used as Aeyllin was too isolated to get involved. It was maintained for awhile, then it was melted down around 200 years ago for it's metal content because no one knew what it was anymore. It was listed as a statue. What else has been lost? I see we're going to have to look into the dissemination of knowledge now as well. I'm going to have that Earth book duplicated and drop a copy to every cities archives that our airship visits. We also need to invent the printing press. I'm going to drop that one on the artificer tomorrow. That still leaves the issue, that somewhere, one of the churches or at least a few members, know things that they shouldn't and they're keeping it for themselves. We'll just see about that.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)06:26 No.17706727
    Alright Gents, I'm out for the night. See you when its awake time.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)06:28 No.17706747
    >no printing press

    Oh man, wait till they get a load o' this!

    Too bad the peasants are illiterate.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)06:28 No.17706748
    Oh god. They get summoned whenever huge wars are about to happen.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)06:33 No.17706772
    You know what I'm worried about?
    That city of undead and sun worshipers that they've left behind and unmonitored.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)06:34 No.17706779
    Maybe... maybe they were just getting ready to create an undead computer. Right?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)06:36 No.17706786
    Oh SHIT.

    All these other wars they've been getting involved in as mercenaries?

    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)07:14 No.17706976

    We can only hope that the people transported to this world are none of the fatguys who came up with either the skeleton computer or gods forbid, the Painternet.

    And oh God, the fucking mp3 golem. I giggled like a little bitch!
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)08:31 No.17707499
    Hourly bump with:

    Madonna slinging mini MP3Golem.
    >Portable sentient mental instability generator. Use it to make the enemy listen to Madonna, then breeze through while the enemy is preoccupied trying to render their ears useless.

    ACTUAL STEAMPUNK vessels. Fucking. Awesome.

    Also, instead of those damned overhead telephone lines, bury that shit in pipes under ground.
    >Modern society has SO many problems because of that...

    Keep it up, 008!
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)08:44 No.17707558
    Just had a thought. Have they invented toilet paper yet? Get on that! You will need paper production infrastructure anyways if you want to use a printing press.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)08:53 No.17707615
    Don't mock the stick. The stick is civilization.

    We should make a steam-powered stick to wipe your ass with.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)09:01 No.17707670
    >A close friend, a sister

    >They fucked

    >Narrator is an incestuous HICK
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)09:37 No.17707910
    At some point the terrans should clarify things with the dragon. Not necessarily making concessions, but that is one land mine that will just grow over time,
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)10:04 No.17708087
    Guys, I figured out how they can become filthy rich.

    They manufacture miniature MUSIC GOLEMS and program them with popular folk songs and Marcus' amazing covers of Earth music and sell them for a pittance. After this takes off the ground, they found a music recorder's guild to make sure the bard's guild can't do a thing except join or get out.
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)10:45 No.17708366

    Yeah, untill a internet analog comes out, "Privateer Pier" comes out, and torrents of magic come along and tell them to fuck off.

    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)10:55 No.17708449
    >It can even be an owlbear, or a dire bear, or a fiendish/celestial bear! Or a fiendish dire owlbear! Oh my!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)11:01 No.17708488
    >you wouldn't torrent a decidly heretical cat/tau/monstergirl waifu

    Oh yes I would. And so would you, don't deny it.
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)11:32 No.17708740

    Implying I would not download the Eldar/Titty monster/Soritatas
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)11:35 No.17708755
    >/tg/ - we would download monstergirls
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)11:37 No.17708765
    >implying I wouldn't download the Emperor
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)11:40 No.17708771

    Why do you think The Big E let the Eldar live?

    >BTW, SoriTa-Ta's is not heresy. Not in MY 40K.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)11:58 No.17708887
    that's your headcanon - I'm fairly sure that fawning over sororita militia will get you blamed 9 times out of 10. the 1 other time you'll just pop into a slaneeshi demon-host
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)12:17 No.17709020
    Just saying, you should try and capture tht MP3 golem, because that's awesome.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)12:49 No.17709291
    I love the mini-music golem running around terrorizing the locals with LIKE A VIRGIN!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)12:56 No.17709361
    Well, the music is in English, so it's essentially devil speak to them. While the protagonists get the benefit of auto-translation the rest of the population does not.
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)13:00 No.17709395

    My head-canon is somewhere between Warhammer and Brighthammer.

    >Big E is still alive, but is a giant sex-fiend.

    >Multiple Xenos/ Human bitches and hoes.

    >Slaneesh won't go NEAR him because the last time he got near the Emp, she got so ravaged slaneesh STILL doesn't walk straight.

    In fact, the entire Imperial empire has humanity as the 'top' dogs, in all definitions of the term. And the tyrinids are still consuming shit.

    >The Space Marines are kind of embarassed by his actions...

    And best of all, Slaneesh is now a catholic schoolgirl, almost deathly afraid of the 'Big' E.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)13:00 No.17709400
    Except that common = English. It's just the written language that's different.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)13:05 No.17709456
    >Journal Entry 2
    >I think spoken language is just being translated for us at this point.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)13:07 No.17709477
    alright - 008 has been out for six hours... with any luck he'll be back in a few more hours

    and then more awesome

    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)13:11 No.17709515
    And the people they talk to also understand them.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)13:31 No.17709699
    yes, that's what translation is, usually. 2-way communication. They basically have the Tongues spell active on them at all times.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)14:34 No.17710243
    Journal Entry 301

    I paid a visit to the master artificer with Jason and we told him all about the printing press. His eyes lit up and not with magic. The possibility of not having to use messy copy pens or having to wait a day with a dupe box? He loved that idea. Of course he's having the all time consuming problem of too much to do and not enough time. He's thinking about turning his artificing class into a workshop to start churning out all these wonders we keep giving him or at least start a second after-class group to do this. In other news, Austin finished the wings and attached them to the airship. Delta style wings. We grabbed our pilot, Jason, Alex and Ian and went up to try it out. We can bank now. The good thing is that we now have superb maneuverability. The downside is that it's easy to lose our footing and go falling over the side. Austin is going to work on that along with reinforcing them since they started vibrating when we got up to speed. So far so good though. Afterwards, we had lunch with Avery. She's looking better, more rested. We all had a long talk about what's going on. She's setting up some of her strong believers up to take over the church so she can move on to other things, like dealing with other church branches. She still wants to travel with us, so that's good. We discussed what we're going to do next but nothing came to mind other then visiting other cities. It was a good lunch, even if that god damn mp3 golem was somewhere nearby playing “Don't cry for me Argentina” the whole time.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)14:38 No.17710278
    yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey he's back
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)14:41 No.17710298
    I'll be waiting for that airship to do some barrel rolls, a split s, or if we're lucky a Pugachev's cobra.

    Y'know, make money putting on an airshow.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)14:52 No.17710387
    How small can these ships be made? About the size of a broomstick?
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)15:04 No.17710501
    Journal Entry 302

    So I've been trying this meditation thing the psion instructor suggested I do over the last few days and I may of hit paydirt. I'm sitting there and suddenly I'm floating through town, almost dream like, people are reacting to me in shock and surprise and then I realize that I'm not in my body and instantly snapped back. What the fuck was that? I thought I had dozed off but there was word on the street of a ghost or wraith running around when I went out. I paid a visit to the psion instructor and he said that I apparently can detach. What the fuck? So what happens if I can't snap back? I'm a bit worried about this. Speaking of new tricks, Austin is adding a tail to the rear and canards to the front of the airship. I hope he realizes he's going to confuse the hell out of the pilot with all the new controls. Speaking of which, we finally managed to break the name tie for the airship. Jason wins, we're calling it the Golden Hind. We're having it painted in English on the side, and then in common in smaller lettering. As for the color to paint it, we're going primarily with red. Because red makes everything faster.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:05 No.17710510


    This is a DnDverse, they already have magic carpets and shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:07 No.17710520
    Haha that's hilarious
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:07 No.17710527
    >red makes everything faster
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:07 No.17710530
    >Jason wins, we're calling it the Golden Hind
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:09 No.17710555
    Oh god that feel when I refresh this thread every half hour waiting for 008 to return and he finally has.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:11 No.17710569

    Catch that golem, seriously.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:15 No.17710597
    Except you'll want it big enough for people to see if you're doing an airshow. An F/A-18 is 56 feet long with a 40 foot wingspan, but of course that is a fighter jet. For a propeller plan, you'd be able to make it much smaller.
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)15:20 No.17710625

    We talking 'three times faster', or EVAN FAESTIR WAAAAGGHH!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:29 No.17710703
    Then they can craft cannons for it and add dakka.

    This airship is going to be the group's mobile home. They should trick it out as much as they can. Maybe put in a little hangar so they can deploy magical mini-fighters or something.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)15:33 No.17710722
    Journal Entry 303

    So I'm sitting down to start my meditation session when Jason walks in and starts talking about trade routes between Aeyllin, Brightly and Winterfield. I'm wondering why the hell he chose now to decide to talk about this when suddenly the Rheingraf spymaster appears, knives and all. Without thinking I unleash a mind bolt at him which of course does nothing. Jason's already got him disarmed and the anchor pin on him. How the hell does he move so fast? The spymaster seems displeased. We tie him up, get the others and drag him to the University to find out what the hell is going on. The researchers manage to render him unconscious with some magic and start poking and prodding. Well he's not an infernal but he shares similar properties. It baffled them for awhile until the master artificer started his analysis. He's got subdermal enchantments. Everywhere. Like someone tore him apart and re-enchanted every piece as they put him back together while adding in metal reinforcements. How the hell is this even possible? It's a god damn magical trans-huma..trans-elf. Did the Rheingrafs pay for this procedure or did they hire him like this? Did they buy him? Anyways, as far as we can tell, every time we killed him, he has some kind of fail-safe magic recall and then he regenerates. So how do we stop him? We have to break down every enchantment. The University wants to keep him for study. As long as they keep him caged and away from me, I'm fine with that.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:35 No.17710738
    Spymaster confirmed for motherfucking Wolverine.

    Keep him caged? whatcouldpossiblygowrong.jpg
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:37 No.17710751
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    An elf terminator
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    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:40 No.17710780
    >take spymaster apart
    >individually enchant each one of his bits with all kinds of shit
    >put him back together
    >send him out to murder a loose end
    >all he can do is jump out with a knife
    >he fails each time

    I think they made a poor choice of spymaster. Anyone worth their salt would quit zergrushing and try something more involved.

    Or at least jump in wearing a ton of explosives.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:41 No.17710790
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    >The University wants to keep him for study
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)15:43 No.17710805
    As long as 'study' involves 'disassembly', I'm not seeing too much trouble.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:43 No.17710807
    I can see nothing but good things coming from this.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)15:53 No.17710863
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    >Implying he didn't ask for this.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)16:07 No.17710968
    Journal Entry 304 Part 1

    So Austin finished his current round of upgrades and we gave them a test run to make sure they wouldn't just snap off. Sure enough, the pilot's having some trouble adapting but she's doing an admirable job. Austin provided her with boots that keep her firmly locked in place, even if the ship flips over. I'm calling them magic gravity boots for now. So while we're in the airdock, the other trade airship is also in dock, the Celestial Rose, captained by a certain adventurous shifter. He swaggers on over and declares that his ship is faster. Well, that just won't stand. Austin starts bragging. So he challenges us to an air race. To the mountains and back, a 2 hour ride, 2 laps. I'm pretty sure we just kicked off the first air race in the world. Word spreads around town pretty quick and we got spectators. Even the mp3 golem gets into it and is running around town playing speed metal. The rose dumps it's cargo to lighten up, only the basic crew, namely the artificer and the pilot. Austin's all excited. Some university professors are tagged official judges, bets are made and the countdown begins. One of the judges fires off a lightning spell into the air as the start signal, both airships lift off and they're off. We lose sight of them pretty quickly.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)16:07 No.17710978
    Journal Entry 304 Part 2

    Two hours later, the first pass. The Hind is in the lead. Two hours after that, the Hind crosses the finish line with no sight of the Rose. We have a big celebration. The Rose's captain is pissed. Well, an hour later, the Rose still hasn't shown up. We load up on the Hind and head out on a search and rescue mission. Sure enough, we find the wreck of the Rose in the foothills. It had an engine failure. We land and check for survivors. The pilot is dead but the artificer's okay if injured. Apparently the mains failed due to stress and they swandived into the side of a hill. The hull is wrecked but there's enough of it left, that the captain thinks it's salvageable. It looks like a mess of mangled wood to me. Austin and the Rose's artificer managed to get the mains back up to make it lighter so we can tow it back to Aeyllin's airdock. It's captain seems to think he has enough money to pay for its repairs, apparently his family is rich from their trade run. Maybe Austin can talk him into getting his auxiliary engines installed. For a price of course.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:09 No.17711006
    Dude. If there is one thing I learned from my parents (automotive engineers) it's that you may be hot shit in your tuned Mustang with your muscles and girls, but you NEVER, BUT NEVER drag race the 4 dudes in ties in the junker.

    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:10 No.17711013

    Why do I love the mp3 golem so much?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:11 No.17711032
    mp3 golem sounds cooler by the minute
    might become a local celebrity
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:12 No.17711042
    Does it make me a bad person if the only thing I can picture MP3Golem as is Soundwave?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:13 No.17711057
    >be airship captain
    >yours is the fastest in the world
    >some other airship that looks all weird in your turf
    >challenge them
    >you're eating their dust
    >shift into maximum overdrive
    >engine breaks, crash
    >fucking adventurers
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:17 No.17711083

    >MP3 golem being awesome

    God damn it 008, I already have way to much shit to draw... At least tell me what brand it is. I assume it is an iPod, but I want confirmation before I make anything.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:18 No.17711090
    Its official, mp3 golem needs a proper name.
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    >the mp3 golem gets into it and is running around town playing speed metal
    I forward the motion that the mp3 golem must be the next priority for drawfags.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:21 No.17711131
    Need to recapture it first.
    The spell casters need a proper familiar.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:24 No.17711156
    this reminds me of that rob&elliot comic with their imonkey
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:24 No.17711159


    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:24 No.17711160
    Shouldn't it be Mike's familiar? It is his MP3 player after all. Maybe he can teach it to play songs according to what he's doing, giving himself theme songs?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:26 No.17711170

    You know the worst part? The damn thing probably uses image macros/reaction pictures for faces. These were fa/tg/uys (and gals) before they started. I would bet hard coin there is at least 1 folder of said images in there for portable scorning while browsing 4chan from the bus.

    The Madonna incident? MASSIVE_TROLLFACE.JPG
    Air Ship race? SHADES.EXE
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:27 No.17711184
    >theme songs
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)16:30 No.17711207
    Yeah, it probably is an ipod.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:30 No.17711208
    FUND IT.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:32 No.17711229
    >golem running around being awesome
    >suddenly long line for food or some shit
    >Ludacris: Get out the way

    mp3 golem is possibly the best thing ever.
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)16:35 No.17711253
    I just realized something. Thousands of years from now Austin is going to be a nebulous myth. A legendary artificer from another age. So of course some enterprising adventurers are going to track down his tomb and try to loot it.

    After a couple decades of blood, sweat and tears they finally lay hands on his coffin. They open the lid, and what pops out?

    Rickroll Golems. Thousands of them.
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    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:38 No.17711276
    Oh my god, how horrifying.

    By that time, I wouldn't doubt it if he also rigged them up to where not only are they playing that song, but dropping sonic bursts like it's no body's business.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:38 No.17711281
    >"Never Gonna Give you up, Never gonna let you down, never gonna make you cry or desert you!!!"

    >"...get me a paladin."
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    Now that is dedication to trolling. Austin, we salute your potential for screwing with generations of adventurers to come!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:41 No.17711310
    You guys just reminded me that Mike is a pact warlock, and given that we now know that devils and demons don't really deal with terrans that brings up the question: Who or what did Mike sell his soul to?

    Seriously, if they want to get some answers why not summon up Mike's contract holder? It's kinda weird that the author just let let the matter drop after finding out that one of the "first" terrans might still be "around" to talk to.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:42 No.17711323
    Devils don't deal, demons were pretty happy to talk to them.
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    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:43 No.17711337
    Demons deal just fine. The succubus wanted him even more BECAUSE he was Terran, and Terrans are known for doing amazing things.

    Whichever demon Mike sold out to is probably hopping around waiting for him to die so that he can get to work.

    Imagine an infinite, MODERN demon army. Goodbye everything.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:47 No.17711379
    Should read The Salvation War. I'm pretty sure it's /k/ fanwankery at it's finest, but it's basically centered on 'what if Hell decided to invade modern Earth'. (Answer: they're using bronze age tactics against modern artillery)
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:49 No.17711396
    While probably too much, this is all assuming that the lawyer terran devil wasn't the one to buy his soul.

    Also, I wonder how that dude is taking all of this. Becomes a devil lord, lives for innumerable amounts of years, probably seen hundreds of terrans come and go...
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)16:49 No.17711397
    Journal Entry 305

    While the Rose's hull is being repaired, our pilot Marika, Austin, Ian and Jason are doing a trade run to Brightly and back and then they're going to do another run to Ashvale to cover for the Rose while it's down. Some of the Rose's crew is signed on to assist as well. I did more meditation practice and detached again. Tried to stay out of public eye and messed around to see what I could do. Not much. Can't move anything solid, not yet anyways. After awhile of wandering around the less traveled areas of the city, I kind of forgot that I wasn't in my body and paid a visit to Avery at the church. Half the attendees saw it as a sign, the other panicked. Whoops. Avery stormed over afterwards and gave me a good talking to about doing that. I told her it was an accident. She thinks I'm running around impersonating a ghost to get my kicks while we're hanging in town. Now I have to go over there and apologize. Why do you do this to me Avery?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:51 No.17711427
    probably enjoying the booze and whores or whatever it is that devil lords do
    and probably getting the best deals in town due to the incomprehensible shit that is legalese
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:53 No.17711445
    Yeah I've read it up to the most recent entry, and it's a goddamn shame it's discontinued. Oh well, the perils of publishing online.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:53 No.17711458
    It's obvious that Mike sold his soul to the King of Hell, who happens to be the Terran lawyer from the last batch - clearly, he left himself a special loophole just 'cause.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:54 No.17711475
    If I could leave my body, I would do so much shit that I'd probably be investigated for a haunting or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:55 No.17711494
    Journalist leaves body ->
    Spymaster steals body
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:56 No.17711507
    That would be bad.

    Our psion should see if he can displace people and possess them.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)16:57 No.17711520
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    I have a very clear mental image of Phil Ken Sebben with devil horns.

    Ha ha! Horns.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:00 No.17711558
    That's only really appropriate, considering that the Journalist is Mentok the Mind-Taker.

    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:02 No.17711581
    ... Does this make Mike Harvey Birdman?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:05 No.17711603
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    Shenanigans ensue.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:05 No.17711608
    I'll take the pact!
    >> Servant of the Emperor 01/28/12(Sat)17:10 No.17711650
    Man, he needs to make himself a 'I'm not actually a ghost' sign or something
    Would that even work?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:13 No.17711677

    No no if he really wants to use it as a way to investigate or spy on people, he needs to make himself MORE invisible.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:14 No.17711684
    You know the guy who plays him was Stephen Colbert, right?

    Wait, doesn't Colbert play D&D?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:16 No.17711704

    I think so. Maybe not regularly, but I think he's admitted to it in the past.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:20 No.17711749
    Too bad he isn't a lawyer.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)17:28 No.17711820
    Stephen Colbert isn't, but the character he played is.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:18 No.17712388
    I'm just hoping that we'll get some action soon

    but hey, it is all good man
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)18:32 No.17712545
    Journal Entry 306

    It's been a few days. The Hind is back from it's trade runs, we made some nice profit. They also had a message. There's a general call for adventurers and mercenaries to Hebiry to join in the defense against the undead. It sounds like people are starting to get worried about Wolflake. We all gathered up and had a long discussion. We're going to go. It's time we wrapped up this chapter of our lives. The University courses end in a few days. We're going to let our students finish and then we're heading off. We're going to sell tickets to any others who want to go along for the ride. I figure we can make it there in three or four days if we go a direct route instead of the week if we followed the trade path. Of course that means we'll be flying right over Wolflake. We can make some good recon while we're there. Avery is definitely coming with us, she says she'll have the church branch all sorted out by then. In the meantime, we're dumping as much information on the master artificer as we can in case we don't make it back. I can't believe how far we've come. It's almost two years now and we're no longer scared. We've become powerful. We have pushed back. What has this world done to us?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:37 No.17712591
    Christ, they've come a long ways. Just looking at the first few entries, compared to these hardcore adventurers, is. . . Pretty amazing.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:40 No.17712624
    It helps that most of them are morally ambiguous or are some form of magic-men and the leader shoots anything he cant mindfuck or convince to not kill him.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:40 No.17712630
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    So...I am just going to leave this here.

    Those are head phones acting as speakers, by the way. I figured the artificer left them too close when he was dicking around with iPod and they got added to the golem. That and iPods don't have any built in speakers making it hard to terrify the natives properly.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)18:43 No.17712660
    Hahahaha that's amazing!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:46 No.17712686

    That is awesome, just awesome. I love you.
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)18:46 No.17712689
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    looks great
    some kind of Portal and Transformers crossover.
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    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)18:49 No.17712723
    Journal Entry 307

    I got a surprise visit from Raina while I was traipsing about unattached. Apparently I can communicate just fine, especially when I'm angry. She doesn't so much mind that we're dragging Marcus off to join the war. No, she wants the airship. She wants us to have the pilot fly it back to Aeyllin once we get there. Why does a dragon want an airship? Well she wants to use it for business. More greed. Seriously? She's decided that because she's Marcus's wife, she and the baby own a percentage of it, and because all three of them combined make up a majority, she should get to decide what to do with it. Well first of all, they never got married. Getting knocked up and churning out a baby is not marriage in my book. Fuck that noise. Oh did she get pissed off. I think she was seconds from changing forms when Marcus showed up and defused the whole situation somehow. What ever happened to the happy go lucky elf girl I remember? Was it all an act? Is she still under control of pregnancy hormones? Is it that time of month for dragon women? Would dragon attacks even effect a psychic ghost?
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)18:50 No.17712731



    He's the cooler version of scrappy-doo.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:51 No.17712735
    >Dragon being a greedy bitch

    Welp, can't say I didn't see this coming.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:52 No.17712741
    Fucking dragons.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:52 No.17712742
    This dragon can get fucked. She isn't part of the party, she's just a dragonic groupy that got extremely lucky. She wants a part? She can fucking help for once.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:55 No.17712763
    Sounds like they can take a page out of the lawyer's book and write up a legal document that mentioned everything hence and prior is split equally, based on adventurer involvement.

    Only the adventurer gets a cut, and the cut is equal to the entire hoard divided by the sum of adventurers who have signed this contract and have had their contract approved by the contract approval committee.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:55 No.17712770

    I used to like the dragon, then she started acting like a dragon, and now I no longer like her.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)18:55 No.17712773
    I think the baby kind of precludes her from helping.

    [spoiler]Keikaku doori.[/spoiler]
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    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)18:57 No.17712786


    This bitch wants it? She'll have to fucking EARN it. She's a WIFE of a shareholder. She by no means has a slice of ownership unless her hubby splits his with her. Equality is a bitch, but so is the Dragon.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)18:58 No.17712793
    Woah, woah. IF she got officially married to Marcus, she'd get half his share of the ship. So she'd still only have one vote on decisions and it'd have to agree with Marcus' before being counted. And if she wants a marriage, that means Marcus gets half ownership of all her stuff too. Unfortunately for the dragon, Terrans have little things called 'pre-nuptual agreements'
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:00 No.17712813
    Unfortunately for Marcus, knocking someone up and then living with them for a year probably counts as marriage.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:01 No.17712823
    Civil union at best
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:02 No.17712826
    What our Journalist needs to do is explain to this bitch that if she wants to do all this shit or whatever, it'd be nice if she perhaps pulled her weight. In -some- fashion. Knowledge! Dragons live for a fucking long time. She might have been around for some earlier Terrans. OH! HOW ABOUT BREATHING FIRE ON SHIT. :| Or some magic. Or -anything- other than riding their coattails. You know what their baby will want the airship to do? Fly in circles so it can watch the pretty flying thing. Damn it Marcus. Explain shit to her.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:05 No.17712868
    i thought common law couples had to live together for like 7 years before they were considered married.
    and even though she gets child support that only comes from mr. FUCKING BARD, not the rest of the group

    also, 008 i hope you don't mind if i steal the idea of a dragon that adds to its hoard by marrying/havng kids with rich adventurers, waiting for them to die, claiming all their stuff, and then dropping the kid off at an orphanage
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)19:09 No.17712917
    Journal Entry 308

    I'm starting to grab supplies for the trip. We're bringing enough ingredients to make one ton of black powder, but we're not mixing them until we get there. No need to be flying around with the world's largest bomb in our cargo bay. I also picked up some new armor and a new sword for emergencies and of course a new set of clothes. Austin is making some final adjustments to the ship, adding more lights and reinforcing the underside and landing struts. We've already sold out on tickets just from graduating adventurers who want to get in on the action or just want a shortcut to the main trade circuit. I made sure to mention that if anyone had any complaints, that they need to see Raina. She'll handle all of that whether she knows it or not. In other news, Jason has apparently learned to just up and vanish. I can tell he's around, he's just gone invisible. How the hell? Is that something he picked up off the spymaster or just something that the high ranking members of his guild get?
    >> Starshadow 01/28/12(Sat)19:10 No.17712931
    Marcus needs to find out if his wife is just a greedy bitch. Or she actually needs all of this money for something important and is getting increasingly desperate.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)19:11 No.17712951
    My guess is that this is a young dragon, relatively. Probably draconic jailbait that decided to get knocked up by a human just to piss off daddy, and is now being a gold-digger because she's still in the GIMME GIMME I'M ENTITLED phase. What do they know about Marcus' new in-laws?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:14 No.17712993
    My guess is something between jack and shit. I'm sure our dear Journalist could perhaps convince Marcus to start being very curious about that and spouting about family values and how it is important to him. That'd probably be very very helpful.

    >His draiian

    Why how accurate about her!
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:14 No.17713000
    >Adventuring company
    >Not operating like a company with shareholders and a board of directors

    Come on, now.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:26 No.17713149
    If she's so insistent that she gets a share of the party's stuff by being with Marcus, Marcus should get a share of her dragon hoard.

    Seriously, I cannot stand this bitch. The Terrans need to make a set of fancy new leather couches for their airship already.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:29 No.17713181
    >Poor elfgirl, bard is evil guy!
    >Lol, what if elfgirl is dragon?
    >Yay, she is!
    >We hate her nao! Bard should dump her!

    I find this situation hilarious.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:32 No.17713211
    I can't have as much sympathy for a huge bitch as for a clueless girl who had to deal with a bunch of PC-style shit.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:33 No.17713218
    Dragon gets 1/2 Marcus' share, like another guy stated. She can further dilute it with the baby if she really wants.

    And the bit about him getting half her possessions will probably drive her off.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:34 No.17713228

    I'd like her if she in any shape or form supported the group other than the clear as day "Marcus is being used like a pet" mannerisms.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)19:34 No.17713235
    It's more about her being a royal bitch than a dragon. She's treating the terrans like locals, thinking she can scam stuff out of them as if they were common dirt-farmers, or even local murder-hobos. She's not used to people who demand equality. She's going to get screwed over in negotiating a marriage contract just like the devils did. I hope she learns real fast that Terran men don't have a high tolerance for gold-digging skanks.
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)19:34 No.17713237

    The fact she is a dragon is not the problem.

    >The fact she is being a greedy bitch used to getting her way is.

    Should she pull her weight, that would be different.

    >But no, because her 'husband' is part of the team, she expects to be treated the same, the lazy whore.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:35 No.17713243
    Dragon confirmed for Yoko Ono tier.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:46 No.17713363
    >I'm very sorry Raine, but the Company didn't make any money due to an unforseen rise in overhead costs and scheduled investments.
    >In other news, check out all the fancy gear we suddenly have!
    >And entirely unrelated to all this, I need you to look after the new Company mascot, this here golem blasting "Nyan Nyan Cat". It's stuck on replay and max volume.
    >Marcus told me it was ok, bye now!
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)19:52 No.17713432
    Journal Entry 309

    And we're off! The University students graduated last night and we all took our three graduates and got smashed at the tavern. We gave them some new adventuring equipment for the war ahead and then we got smashed again. A grand time was had by all and I'm pretty sure the central district got trashed from all the partying students. Come morning, Avery cleared us of our hangovers, we said goodbye to friends we'd made and we hopped ship. It took a few hours for all our passengers to show up. Mike's girlfriend is among the passengers. Lucky. We didn't overbook luckily and are still below our “predicted” maximum carry weight. It's more of an educated guess at this point. We lucked out, the sky is clear blue, no clouds. We'll be flying over a few mountain ranges. We should make Wolflake in two days and Hebiry in three if all goes to plan, four at most. In other news, the mp3 golem is on board somewhere. I've been hearing techno all day and it won't stop.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:57 No.17713493
    MP3 golem needs to be the one who plays the soundtrack to their adventures. Mood music, etc etc.

    Kind of like having a mariachi band following you around forever.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)19:58 No.17713515
    >In other news, the mp3 golem is on board somewhere. I've been hearing techno all day and it won't stop.

    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/28/12(Sat)19:58 No.17713517

    Techno music on the flight.

    I'm all:

    Stsingb bass.

    Yup,capcha, stsing b base.

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    >the mp3 golem is on board somewhere
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:02 No.17713572
    inb4 the crash
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:03 No.17713581

    Check out my new weapon.
    Weapon of choice.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:04 No.17713597

    That image of a mariachi band following a group of heroes -everywhere-. I..I have something to add to my group.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:04 No.17713600

    Any bets on how long it will take before the iGolem decides that Marcus does not deserve sex anymore and begins actively cock-blocking him?

    Marcus: "Hey baby, how about..."



    iGolem: U_MAD.JPG
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:07 No.17713631
    hey! haven't seen this thread since "lolsturrups, everythings fucked" still fucking everything?

    /off to catch up.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:18 No.17713764
    Man dragons are giant cunts.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:38 No.17714004
    No, girl dragons are giant cunts.

    The men are just dicks.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:42 No.17714053
    This makes me miss planet 4chan...

    Is anyone else planning on using this for their next campaign?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:45 No.17714083
    then who was asshole
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)20:51 No.17714159
    the spymaster
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)21:07 No.17714345
    No, the iGolem is a bro. Marcus and Raina start having a tender moment, suddenly: Barry White, Barry White everywhere. Awww yeaaahhhh.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:10 No.17714383
    All I know is, bitches be crazy, and that dragon is a bitch.

    I'd still hit it.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:11 No.17714402

    Umm...you do know that it has a built in camera right? If it is close enough to make noise, it is probably close enough to take pictures/movs.

    Just saying.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:12 No.17714417
    Why can't it do both?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:12 No.17714422
    Thus revitalizing the porn industry.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:14 No.17714443
    Right on, Right on...
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)21:15 No.17714446
    I see no problem with this.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:16 No.17714461
    I need moar, god damn it 008
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:19 No.17714506

    I am not sure this world is ready for the introduction of hard-core interracial voyeur porn with a Barry White in the background. Oh god. This is going to be the first thing on the magic internet, isn't it? They are not prepared for this level of sexuality.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)21:20 No.17714510
    I may be a few hours, sorry.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/28/12(Sat)21:24 No.17714546
    Take your time. I'm stuck at work until ass end of the morning.

    Well, they'll have to get used to it. Terrans are agents of change, and if that means tearing down cultural values and rebuilding them from scratch, then so be it.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:27 No.17714585
    Orc chick with three halfling midgets= All my boners.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:31 No.17714621
    What's a halfling midget? A quarterling?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:32 No.17714640
    They're like the corgis of humanoids.
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    i thought corgis were the corgis of humanoids
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:38 No.17714699
    >video/audio recorder introduced
    >first use thought of is pornography

    Never change /tg/
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)21:40 No.17714720
    My good Redguard, some of the first films ever were porn.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)22:56 No.17715597
    I just finished catching up with the story. 008 your write-faggotry is amazing can't wait to read more.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)23:01 No.17715652
    Journal Entry 310

    Just as we were about to crest a mountain ridge and cross the Wolflake border, our mains went out. Luckily. the auxiliaries kept us up long enough for Austin to fix. Excellent work. Wolflake has changed since we were here last. The green plains are brown, all the settlements we passed were ruined or smoldering. We saw several groups of wandering undead milling about as we passed above. Stupid Orcs, we could of won that campaign. We were so close. We were within sight of the city gates! We gave them what they needed. But no. So here we are again and soon we'll be under the flag of Hebiry. Just as we put an end to the barbarian threat, we'll deal with this mess too, even if I have to mindrape whoever is in command.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)23:06 No.17715726
    I think were in autosage
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)23:07 No.17715731
    Nope. 31 posts left.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)23:22 No.17715912
    Journal Entry 311

    We made it to Hebiry today. The city was surrounded by refugee camps from Wolflake and had a large militia force hanging around the city. From the looks of it, the walls are being reinforced and we had spotted several new guard posts along the trade road, so they are preparing. Well, people were surprised when a new airship landed at the city air dock and wasn't carrying trade cargo. We unloaded our passengers and went around to check out the city. It looks like the tribal Orcs finally retreated to the city, there are a lot of them around, some of which I recognize including one of Marcus's girlfriends. Whoops. Anyways, we all visited a tavern and had a nice cooked meal before looking around for whoever was in charge. Turns out they were looking for us to find out why a non-merchant airship had shown up and landed in their only dock. We introduced ourselves and got signed on for the campaign. The pay is good and the city is in much better condition then Winterfield was, no siege and open trade lanes with Aeinfield and Rosenbridge by road and river and Ashvale by airship. I still get the feeling in the back of my mind that we're going to get stiffed like in Winterfield, but we made out pretty well afterwards considering.
    >> 008 01/28/12(Sat)23:41 No.17716084
    Journal Entry 312

    We've been moved in with the mercenary corps. A big series of tents on the south side of the city. There's about five thousand or so here I believe, most of them Wolflake refugees. Quite a lot of Orcs, goblins, wild elves and some shifters mixed with random adventurers and sellswords. No standardized gear for us. We have to supply everything but tents, beds and meals. I have noticed that even the guard are now using primitive stirrups on their horses. Looks like someone was quick to copy recognize their usefulness and copied them. I hung around with Ian and Jason and watched the militia training with them, using cavalry charges with long spears and horse back archers. I hope they realize that the arrows aren't going to stop the undead unless they're going to have them all blessed. Speaking of that, Avery ran off to the local sunchurch branch and has been doing her thing. From what I've felt, they're not as bad as the Aeyllin or Wolflake branch were apparently, but needed work according to her thoughts. I don't know why she feels the need to do this though. Last I heard, the gods of this place don't really care what you do in their name. Maybe she's hoping to change that, or maybe she already has.
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)23:48 No.17716167
    >Make cannons
    >Make grapeshot ammunition
    >Avery blesses it
    >Holy artillery

    Why haven't they done this?
    >> Anonymous 01/28/12(Sat)23:53 No.17716213
    'cuz they were reluctant to usher in a new age of warfare at the time.
    they did make bombs for the orcs though...
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/29/12(Sun)00:05 No.17716357
    They need to send a runner to the orcs, see if they can catch the undead in a war on two fronts.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:07 No.17716378
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    I realize that they've basically just retrofitted a boat with wings, but I choose to imagine that the Terrans have successfully recreated the Highwind out of local materials.
    >> 008 01/29/12(Sun)00:08 No.17716386
    Journal Entry 313

    Still no orders. So I took the day off and decided to look into the history of this town to see if it held any clues. We already know one Terran did settle down here eventually. I can see why, it's a nice place. Well, after some questioning some officials, the older records were stored in the knowledge god's church, in it's library. I went with Marcus, Alex and Jason and with some skill, talked our way in. Their library was a bit underwhelming. Mostly city documents, old legal proceedings and census data, some history. We donated a copy of our Earth book and spent the rest of the day researching what was here. From what we gathered, 400 years ago, there were several big wars going on. Humans seized control of Wolflake from the Orcs and Dwarves, A kingdom that used to border Winterfield was destroyed, sending it's refugees to Aeyllin. The trade routes apparently didn't exist back then, kingdoms were forced to be self sufficient, wars were happening all over. Then something changed. It started with sudden organization of religious cults into churches and the deployment of several “super weapons” by them. Aeyllin wasn't the only city to have a cannon, Hebiry had one as well. According to the documents, it was later stolen and never seen again a century later. No one knew how to build another one or even make the powder to make it work anyways so no one bothered investigating. It looks like the last group did deploy weapons, they just kept the knowledge of how to reproduce them to themselves unlike what we've been doing. Maybe it's time.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:17 No.17716466
    Zombies are literally a plague. I imagine the Terrans, especially fa/tg/uy Terrans, would know this and have theoretical experience in fighting The Horde.
    Point being, there are only three ways to end a zombie invasion:
    1.) Find a Cure. Possibly not applicable if magically induced.
    2.) Destroy ALL corpses. Ever. If no new undead can be raised, then it's just a matter of decreasing their existing numbers.
    3.) Kill the Source.

    I think #3 seems the most feasible for an Adventuring Party.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:20 No.17716494
    They need to do some infiltration of the city, see if they can take out the necromancers, hopefully stopping the undead, without hostilities commencing.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:21 No.17716499
    surprised they haven't "invented" lightbulbs yet. Considering they can get electricity from their steam engine toys, they don't even batteries or high-capacity transmission lines.

    Although they would still need wire... maybe they could kick-off a copper industry or if gold is more plentiful they could do that gold-plated steel wire thing.

    Another thing: steel. Blast furnaces. Fun times.

    Maybe later on they can do something about a plastics industry. There's coal in this setting, right?
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:21 No.17716503
    Question! Why are they sleeping in tents if they have an airship? In fact, why try and get a house in Aeyllin if they have an airship? Why not just sleep in there?

    Also, I've forgotten that one of the old Terran's settled in this town. Hope I didn't forget anything else...
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:22 No.17716509
    What? That's ridiculously fucking easy, they have an airship and bombs. Shell the whole thing into the ground.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:22 No.17716511
    Did anybody else think that they should just build a fuckhuge bomb and blow up the city? Maybe even just firebomb the area with the help of mages?
    >> 008 01/29/12(Sun)00:22 No.17716518
    Because the rooms are slightly larger then a broom closet. It's an airship.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:24 No.17716538

    How are plastics made?
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:27 No.17716562
    With oil and shit, I think, I'm no industrial chemist.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:27 No.17716566
    The raw material for plastics are a byproduct of refining oil. I'm not sure of the details.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/29/12(Sun)00:28 No.17716569
    If it's based on classical ship design, then the accomadations are minimal, at best. Some hammocks. No walls, no privacy, no padding.

    Iirc one of the oldest forms of 'plastic' as we know it was derived from wood pulp, milk, and coal dust. It was Developed in the 1700's and considered a useless curiosity for over a century.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:30 No.17716589
    >considered a useless curiosity for over a century

    How little they knew...
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:32 No.17716607
    plastics are polymers, usually derived from petrochemicals, but it can be from any hydrocarbon (which can be used for fuel).

    You just gotta know the polymerization reactions, which would be organic chemistry.

    If they've got an encyclopedia, i'm sure they can figure it out.

    The biggest deal would probably be either PVC or synthetic rubber, since there apparently doesn't seem to be natural latex here.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:35 No.17716635
    Rubber isn't very useful for industrial applications unless you can vulcanize it.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:38 No.17716660
    Which is done by adding sulfer to it when it's heated and will flow.

    Prior entries seem to indicate that the lack of rubber trees prevents them from doing this.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:41 No.17716690
    Is 008 dead/sleeping? I hope not!
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/29/12(Sun)00:43 No.17716733
    Indeed. And even if the coal dust is no available, an anon pointed out that the encyclopedia should contain enough information on polymers and plastics to suggest useful alternatives. At this point it's a matter of not having enough time to sit down and study. That's the only thing holding them back from more advancements.
    >> 008 01/29/12(Sun)00:43 No.17716736
    Journal Entry 314

    We finally got our marching orders. The mercenary corps leading the way for the militia in a long hard march down the trade road and into Wolflake. It took two days before we exited the valley. Since we have to move with the corps, we had our pilot fly the Hind to meet us at the forts we stayed the night at. We're using the ship as a scout right now, performing wide concentric circles and keeping an eye out for undead. Only a few small groups have been encountered, often wandering aimlessly until they spotted us. We've been cremating the bodies after we manage to make them stop moving. The militia has a large portable crematory just for the occasion. I think it's a little elaborate but as long as I'm not the one pulling it. In other news, the mp3 golem is following us. It's been playing Highway to Hell the entire time. The troops were spooked for awhile but then took it as a divine sign of assured victory.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:45 No.17716751
    >divine sign of assured victory
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:45 No.17716752

    That little thing is a bro.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:46 No.17716761
    >Highway to Hell
    I love this guy.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:49 No.17716797
    mp3 golem confirmed for bro tier.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)00:58 No.17716896
    Program mp3golem with bardic magic. Constant buffs.
    >> 008 01/29/12(Sun)01:00 No.17716920
    Journal Entry 315

    I got a good look at our forces today. According to the General, we have around twenty thousand troops including the mercenary corps and twice that in support. We have troops borrowed from Rosenbridge, Wildlake, Aeinfield and Czebron as well as all the refugee tribes of Wolflake. I've never seen anything like it, not this big. Anyways, ran into the old Orc High commander and we talked. I told him of our time in Winterfield and he told me what happened after they left. The undead kept out of the tribal territory for a month or so, then suddenly swarmed in over night. Tribes on the boarders were wiped out. By the time they got their army back together, it wasn't big enough to deal with the problem. Their explosives alchemist died trying to build a massive bomb to slow down the coming tide. Eventually they were forced to leave the kindgom and moved into Hebiry which took them in as long as they followed the laws and earned their food. When the call for mercenaries was sent, the remnants of the tribal army joined in to continue the fight. Unfortunately, they still don't see that we should of pushed the attack when we had a chance last year. Maybe I'm just bitter about it.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:01 No.17716941
    Has anybody noticed that 008 says 'of' instead of 'have'? Like 'should of' or 'could of' rather than 'should have' or 'could have'? It's kinda irritating me, this is just the first thread I've actually been present for.
    >> Platyspy 01/29/12(Sun)01:02 No.17716943
    Thats my next wish, an invulnerable spectral mariachi band that follows me around everywhere
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:04 No.17716972
    Yeah, it bothers me too. But I imagine it's the Psion's frequent grammatical error and not 008's.

    I'm a little surprised Avery never called him on it.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/29/12(Sun)01:06 No.17716995
    Should really rub that point in. And the doctrine of distributed firepower. 'one big bomb'? Rarely works. Even America needed TWO nuke in ww2, and that only delayed problems. They should have distributed the powdr into every unit and kitted them out with grenades, instead of large single-shot weapons. Spread the devestation over a wider area. The party needs to start drilling these guys in 21st century combat tactics.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:08 No.17717010
    Guerrilla and Hun tactics.

    Just imagine, circle strafing grenade traps. Courtesy ORCS.
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    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:14 No.17717081
    It bothers me too, just like it bothered me in the first few threads when entries started with "well" or "so" all the time.

    Then I took a chill pill and decided not to care, because even though 008 isn't a virtuoso writer, people get better with time and practice. The story is entertaining enough that I can overlook the defects and still enjoy it.

    And even then, while I may not have made those same mistakes, I still once misspelled "Aeneid" in a final paper on the thing. The teacher called me on it when he was handing back papers in front of class. Then he called me out on writing in the margin. He was the most bro teacher ever, so I didn't mind, but it was still embarrassing.

    And now I make sure to know the spelling of things I'll be writing papers on. Oh, and I always leave a margin.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:22 No.17717128

    It's a dialect thing. It is fairly common in my area for people to speak like that.
    (Southern Indiana)
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:22 No.17717140
    He also uses the word road instead of rode, boarders instead of borders, anyways instead of never, ever saying anyways and numerous other grammar and spelling errors.

    But really, at the end of the day, who cares? yeah, it niggles a little but I'd rather just enjoy the story. And this is coming from someone with a background in editing.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:26 No.17717172
    It's not a dialect thing, it's an improper rendering of the contraction. The phrase "would have" is commonly contracted in speech into the word "would've"; the rendering "would of" is erroneous because it doesn't reflect the actual words involved in what is said.
    >> 008 01/29/12(Sun)01:30 No.17717218
    Sorry about that. I know my grammar is bad and pointing it out does help some. I thought I got the border/boarder, road/rode thing down but I see it's still getting away from me on occasions.
    >> Anonymous 01/29/12(Sun)01:34 No.17717248
    don't worry, personally i think it helps show that this is a real journal
    >> 008 01/29/12(Sun)01:48 No.17717370
    We are in autosage. New thread with new posts >>17717365

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