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    206 KB Storytime: Stranded in Fantasy. Part 10 008 01/30/12(Mon)03:01 No.17732681  
    Part 10: The Becoming
    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/
    Part 8 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17705159/
    Part 9 archive: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/17717365/
    Old Thread: >>17717365

    Journal Entry 333

    We made it to Eridale, best known for it's Guardocracy and ticketing a horse because of it's shoes. We arrived around midnight and landed outside the city limits due to their stupid laws for the night. Austin finished his tracking lens. It's a small circular lens he connected to a frame so it can be worn over an eye. While looking through it, airships leave behind a colored trail based on the specific spells used for it's propulsion. The Hind's are green. We don't see any others in the area which means we lost the trail. We're not even going to bother to visit at this hellhole, we're just going to take off come morning and head for Aeyllin. It should be a three day ride and if we have any problems, we'll be passing near Wildlake and New Chicago. Jason has become our official backup pilot and flies the nightshift because of his eye. We drew straws and I am next in line to learn how to fly this thing followed by Alex. So my days now begin with me hanging out near our lovely pilot. I hope Jason doesn't get jealous.
    >> Leeginn 01/30/12(Mon)03:03 No.17732729
    We have now hit the 10th thread mark without stopping. congratulations this is a success.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:05 No.17732751

    As if it wasn't already?
    >> Leeginn 01/30/12(Mon)03:06 No.17732765
    just saying. seems like a moment to remember.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:18 No.17732915
    Now it's impressive in addition to being a success.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:21 No.17732954
    >magical monocle

    now make one for everyone
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:22 No.17732961
    along with magic canes and tophats
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)03:23 No.17732973
    It is a noteworthy milestone. I'm not sure i've seen an unbroken chain of threads go on this long.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)03:28 No.17733016
    Journal Entry 334

    Flying an airship isn't that difficult, you know, until you want to turn or anything. I don't suppose it helps that our airship has all these extra controls for the flaps, ailerons and canards that Austin installed. The most difficult part though? Standing in one spot all day. Yeah, that's real fun. I have our pilot looking over my shoulder the whole time, which to be honest, I really need. One wrong move and we crash and burn. Speaking of crashing and burning, our mains went out. Austin got them up while the auxiliaries did their job. That's two times those things have saved our asses so far. After our pilot took over, we broke out my kindle and we all watched Strange Days. It's been awhile. Marcus started joking that he had been thinking of how to convert the movie into a play for awhile now. We egged him on for awhile about doing it but he doesn't want to be a theater writer, just a bard. A bard married to a dragon. A dragon with her hands in his pockets, and only for the money that's in them. At least that's how I see it. I know they love each other and all of that, it's just that she needs to learn her place amongst us. It certainly isn't overlord, that's for damned sure.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:32 No.17733051
    Still need to draw up that Adventurer Contract.

    Hell, they could start up the first formalized Adventuring Company. Maybe an Adventuring Academy too...

    In any case, the contract should specify that you only get a cut of the loot if you were actually involved in the adventure. You don't get to set your draconic ass in the comfy bed and still get a slice of the pie - I don't care who you fucked.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:34 No.17733068
    >use magical illussion spells to project kindle videos
    >charge for admission

    movie theaters.

    >project porn
    >> Starshadow 01/30/12(Mon)03:36 No.17733085
    That or invent bunny bars. It worked for Conrad.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:37 No.17733098
    Actually, I think I'll use that in a plot at some point. Adventuring party is getting contractually screwed by an elf girl who's actually a greedy dragon. They keep adventuring, she keeps sticking her greedy little fingers in their pie...
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:39 No.17733110
    whatre bunny bars?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:40 No.17733117
    wait nvm

    i get it now.

    at first i thought it was some kind of tech.
    and then i realized you were talking about hostess bars
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)03:48 No.17733185
    Journal Entry 335

    We passed over New Chicago today. I snapped some photos from the air as we passed overhead. It looks like the kobolds got two more buildings up and their farms look to be in respectable shape. Good for them. Hopefully they'll pack enough food for the coming winter. Maybe in a decade or two, Aeyllin will have kobold adventurers checking into the University. Anyways, we landed in Aeyllin just before nightfall. Marcus ran off to see his wife while the rest of us checked into the inn. While unpacking the airship, I found Avery's laptop. I decided to go through it. We knew what technical info she already had, and we had been through her music. I found detailed documentation on her condition as a cleric: what it was like to touch the divine, to call forth a spell, the auras and all of that. Almost as if she was trying to logically delineate the divine. I'm sure the University would love to see some of this. Then there were detailed documents of the sun church's organization, what history she managed to pick up, tenets and prayers. I still don't know what happened to her or where she went, but I know she is watching over us from wherever that place is.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:48 No.17733191
    Did they at least get to stick their fingers in her pie?

    hur hur hur
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:52 No.17733241
    Well the bard does, obviously.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)03:56 No.17733260
    >Almost as if she was trying to logically delineate the divine
    Oh boy, there's no way THAT could have ever gone wrong.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:01 No.17733298
    >>Almost as if she was trying to logically delineate the divine
    >Oh boy, there's no way THAT could have ever gone wrong.

    Well she suddenly gained a blue aura after being cut off from her former divine power source and then proceeded to kick massive amounts of ass.
    >> Starshadow 01/30/12(Mon)04:05 No.17733327
    What if she figured it out logically the same way Alex figured out magic?
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)04:16 No.17733429
    Journal Entry 336

    I paid a visit to the sun church today. They deserved to know what happened. I told them all, everything. I even showed a few of them that wanted to see. When I left, they were all in prayer. Some of them believe that she's ascended to her own divine throne, others think she's now the right hand of the sun god while a few think she simply died. Maybe they'll get their answers from their god. Anyways, I dropped off some things at the University when Raina showed up. She invented an interest rate based on how long Marcus is away from home combined with how dangerous the adventure is. What does she even need all this money for anyways? She's already living better then the average person in this city, which is already more advanced then most cities out there! They have bikes and sewers for fuck's sake. So my options were clear. Erase my existence from her mind, punch her or we go somewhere nice and have a long talk. While the first two options would have been the most satisfying. Oh so satisfying. We went and had a nice talk at the cafe with some coffee. There was snarling involved. The dragon perspective is an odd one. They love their wealth and wealth isn't always money or jewels. Once she had figured out what we were, she decided that us Terrans were part of her treasure hoard, and that lately, we weren't working hard enough to make her money pile even bigger. Her naive expectations were that we'd be throwing fist fulls of money at her, joyful to have a dragon in our midst because she's a dragon while she protects us from the world with her dragoness. She didn't take my rebuke well. I'm probably going to get a visit from Marcus in an hour or so about it. Fucking dragons.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:20 No.17733472
    >You guys are lucky I'm here to protect you from danger. I'm so awesome.
    >But you don't actually-
    >> Leeginn 01/30/12(Mon)04:22 No.17733480
    so at this point we have had the journalist say 'fucking bards' 'fucking paladins' 'fucking warlocks' ''fucking barbarians' 'fucking orcs' 'fucking dragons.' what else does he need to fuck next?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:25 No.17733504
    he, surprisingly, hasn't said "fucking Elves" yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:26 No.17733516
    The only elves we have seen are the wild elves and the spymaster. Who is basically fucking wolverine.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:28 No.17733523

    He's in a town that has a large % half elves and elves.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:28 No.17733527
    Dragons can be worked with, this one in particular.

    Personally, I can see a way to make everyone in this situation happy. Tragically, the journal author is not me in this situation.

    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:29 No.17733532
    Speaking of which, he should check up with the university to see if he escaped. Maybe they are being cloned or something.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:30 No.17733538
    Great. Mind on letting us in on the secret anyway?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:30 No.17733541
    Speaking of the spymaster he ought to find out how that bastard got out. Also, I have to wonder if the spymaster was going after him on behalf of his employers or as a personal vendetta for shooting him in the back of the head.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:31 No.17733546
    Both I'd say.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)04:32 No.17733553
    Journal Entry 337

    We had a cold front come in today. I had to pay a visit to the market to buy some winter clothes to deal with it. Anyways, hung out at the University with Jason and Austin. The master artificer managed to build a miniature steam train that runs a ring around the campus. It looks like those kiddy rides you'd find at a big mall around Christmas except it has a small chance of exploding, sending boiling hot water and steam everywhere. He assures us that it's not likely to happen, but that's what they say about airship engines failing. Now that we have a working prototype, he's trying to sell the idea to the quarry owners and the new department of transportation in the city that was founded recently to deal with all the bikes. Aside from that, he also has two working printing presses with movable type. One is for actual use, the other, he's trying to make work by voice command but is having trouble with grammar and dialects. Short of inventing a magical computer of some kind, he's probably not going to succeed at it. While we were there, Austin got a letter from our favorite shifter airship captain. The Celestial Rose's repairs had been completed while we off fighting a war and Austin has been requested to trick it out for a tidy profit. Maybe after all of that, we can have a racing rematch and we can kick his ass again.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:32 No.17733556
    Oh, well it's pretty simple actually. She has fucktons of time and wants more money.
    We have inventions that can make fucktons of money, but not enough time to implement them.

    Dragons are far from stupid too. She'd probably be able to grasp and understand the necessary concepts more quickly than 99% of the planet.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:32 No.17733559
    he did escape, and stabbed the shit out of the narrator while he was talking to a commander.
    >> Starshadow 01/30/12(Mon)04:47 No.17733706
    She wants a return on her "investment"? Pah.

    I suppose just to get her off our backs we could let her manage the business side of our inventions. Just give her a slightly bigger share of the royalties. Remember how it was said that the concept of copyrights doesn't exist yet? Well "angry dragon" is a pretty good form of DRM.

    But yeah, on the other hand, what a bitch.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:52 No.17733745
    Dragon Rights Management?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:53 No.17733751
    I still don't get why Journal Guy doesn't just erase all of her memory and leave her a drooling wreck out in the middle of nowhere.

    Oh, wait. He's a good guy.

    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:54 No.17733764
    >Mindraping a dragon

    Yeah, good luck with that.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:56 No.17733776
    pretty sure Marcus would kill him for that
    you know, what with her being the mother of his child and all
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)04:57 No.17733786
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:00 No.17733817
    And thus was ushered in the age of the dragon.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:02 No.17733827
    Eh, the kid's damaged goods for being half-dragon anyway. They take so damn long to mature that Dad would probably be dead from old age by the time the kid's come of age. Besides, no one has to know the psion was responsible.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:08 No.17733868
    Actually, Wyrmlings mature pretty much at the same rate humans do up until they reach sexual maturity. At that point they slow the fuck down and don't get out of the teenage stage until their 50's.

    But even then, that's assuming a full blooded dragon. A half-dragon probably goes more quickly.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:08 No.17733877

    Even if she isn't quite fully grown yet, he would have to deal with the bare-minimum of a +15 Will Save.

    Journal-Writer hasn't had a whole lot of success against stronger-willed opponents when it comes to the 'ol mind-rape.

    That, plus he isn't a bad guy (yet).
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)05:09 No.17733882
    Journal Entry 338

    We got our own place finally! It was an old two story inn that closed down recently, which should suit our space requirements. We did a thorough check of the structure, made sure it wasn't about to collapse, made sure it wasn't haunted, made sure it had the resources we need like it's own sewer and well access before we bought it. We're in the process of moving in and cleaning it up. Austin is making some magic lighting for the rooms and Jason, Mike and Max are out picking up some furniture. I'm on cleaning duty with the rest. We have finally accepted Mike's warlock girlfriend, Cherri, into our little group and she's helping out. Once we get the place cleaned up, we're going to see if we can't invent indoor plumbing, or at least a magic variant. In other news, the Hind is running cargo between Aeyllin and Brightly again. Raina wanted to start micromanaging our side shipping business but I don't trust her with our money. Sure, she wouldn't outright steal, she'd come up with silly dragon taxes or flying reptile interest rates instead.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:11 No.17733897
    It's gonna be awesome having Raina around when she finally starts trusting the rest of them. I suppose the journal writer and a few others saving marcus and/or her kid might do the trick.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:11 No.17733898
    Your old pal /tg/ is tellin' you from the other world, bro:

    >> Leeginn 01/30/12(Mon)05:12 No.17733909
    >silly dragon taxes or flying reptile interest rates
    i loled
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:13 No.17733913
    >flying reptile

    Don't say that to her face if you don't want yours burned off...
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:15 No.17733934
    Considering that mister narrator has already said NO U to her about showering her with money - then I'm surprised that nobody has given her the alternative: Telling her to join up and actively participate, if she wants to be paid - as in, contribute.

    sure, there's the kid - but that's what nannies and shit are for. They're going to need to hire some servants anyway to run the house when they're out adventuring
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:15 No.17733940
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    Hey, wanna make a contract?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:16 No.17733947
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    >Mike's warlock girlfriend, Cherri

    Suddenly, Ipod Brolem comes dancing around blasting "Cherry Pie" by Warrant.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:17 No.17733954
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)05:26 No.17734024
    Journal Entry 339

    So I got up this morning, and I'm feeling really good and happen to be the first one up so I decided to make breakfast for everyone. Oatmeal porridge with cinnamon and blueberry preserves. Jason comes down and just gives me the weirdest look, the shakes his head and takes a bowl. I figure because it's the fact that I'm making food. Typically Alex, Ian or Marcus do the cooking. The others start coming down and they're giving me weird looks too. Then I realize that I left my body upstairs. I had been detached the whole time. Apparently I can pick up stuff now when I'm detached. I'm going to have to keep an eye on this. How could I not notice? Anyways, Marcus talked me into babysitting little Nathan while they run off and have a romantic evening together. What do dragons consider romantic? Swimming in money Uncle Scrooge style? Anyways, the baby's been good. Raina's kept him shape shifted in his half-elf form this whole time. God knows what he really looks like. He's been good, not that he has a choice with me keeping his mind from wanting to make a fuss. Ah yes, Psions make the best babysitters.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:29 No.17734050
    Y'know im starting to think the narrator MIGHT wanna consider a body seal of some sort, to keep other stuff out while hes away like this.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:31 No.17734067
    In before another kid.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:38 No.17734119
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    >fiddling with the mind of a kid you've been trusted to watch over and take care of
    >whose mother is an incredibly powerful dragon
    >who hates you already
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)05:41 No.17734145
    Journal Entry 340

    Jason comes running into the house and drags me outside by force and points in the sky. The invisible airship is over Aeyllin. The Hind is out of town. We grab Alex, Cherri and Ian and beeline for the sun church. Nope, no strange priests there, so we make for the university. Sure enough, there's that asshole with the long rifle watching the steam train ring around the campus. I didn't even give him a chance. I mindlocked him soon as he was in range. He put up a fight but fuck that noise, I hit him with enough juice that I lit my hair on fire. After putting out the flames, we dragged him inside for a nice little chat without words. Well, he is in fact a priest of the sun church, but from a branch from a mostly isolated foreign city across the desert. It's his job to go around on their invisible airship and keep tags on technological growth. He's the one that sent the cannon ingredients to Wolflake, he gave Winterfield plans for the mortar and was going to deliver cannon plans to Hebiry, but we ended the war before he could. He does it to keep established civilized cities civilized. After the situation was resolved, he was going to return a few months later and erase that knowledge. He came here to look into sudden technological developments and limit their growth by force if need be. He also knows what we are. Before I could get more out of him, he up and vanished, Spymaster style. Jason ran outside and sure enough, the invisible airship was leaving. Well, soon as the Hind returns, we'll go pay him a visit. I know where he lives now.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)05:42 No.17734149
    All right, that's it for tonight. See you Gents when I'm back up!
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:46 No.17734175
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    Time to visit the desert and deliver some beatings methinks.

    I think the Sun God would disapprove of this.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:54 No.17734232
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    And by this I mean the behavior of the desert sun church.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)05:59 No.17734263
    It is time to bring the pain!

    ...or at least bring the awesome

    I mean, if this means finding an enclave of tecnologically advanced loremasters with terran info and tech

    Ideally they shouldn't be enemies - but we'll see how they get along
    >> Starshadow 01/30/12(Mon)06:00 No.17734273

    Time to bring the sun church into a new dark age.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)06:20 No.17734410
    Organized ignorance? Progression suppression? Looks like it's time to take some 21st century know-how and shove it....


    Where the sun don't shine.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)07:37 No.17734844
    > I hit him with enough juice that I lit my hair on fire

    He really should shave his head.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)07:48 No.17734903

    Hell no! Just always have a wet rag or a waterskin handy. Perhaps put some alchemical fire-retardant in his hair?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)07:49 No.17734909


    Or he could just shave it.
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/30/12(Mon)07:52 No.17734924

    >Anti-fire spray for his hair.

    Great... We're turning into a greaser.
    >He starts snapping his fingers, I blame YOU, anon.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)07:54 No.17734936
    >implying that having a greaser psion isn't awesome

    he will make you WANT to jump that shark

    and you will like it!
    >> Starshadow 01/30/12(Mon)08:03 No.17734973
    Short of dumping a bucket of water over our heads before every big fight I can't think of a passive way to save our hair without shaving it...

    Is it simply a heat issue? Or does the hair ignite because of magic?
    >> Gundrium !EorQ25Gak. 01/30/12(Mon)08:17 No.17735045

    I'm just not sure how comfortable I am having west side story being a near-religious mythos.

    >The Fonze is the CN God of mechanicals and "EEEHHHHHH!".

    >Roving bands of leather jacket'ed street punks helping the community and getting into SHINNANIGANS.

    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)08:29 No.17735108
    Now that i think about it, one of the original uses for sunglasses was in helping WW1/WW2 pilots cope with glare. That should be the Terran's next gift to the world: shades.

    And fire retardent hair product.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)08:33 No.17735136
    fund it - with the wealth of all the dragon hoards in existence - FUND IT!
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)08:52 No.17735249
    rickrolling Ipod golems as tomb guardians and a Fonze psion ghosting around

    I love you /tg/
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)11:35 No.17736300
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)11:36 No.17736303
    On the subject of excess hair spray and using magic to recreate movies, both grease and shocking grasp are first-level spells...
    >Greased Lightning
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)11:54 No.17736486

    my money. all of them. like, seriously,
    >also why didn't anyone come up with that joke until now
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)12:34 No.17736802
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    I go to sleep then come back to find shenanigans planned with hair gel and brogolem.

    I fucking love /tg/.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)12:54 No.17736948
    I love these threads and everyone in them. Especially 008.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)12:58 No.17736979
    Hey just reminding everyone that this has a 1d4chan page now, and the rest of the entries need to be added to it.

    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)13:02 No.17737012
    >mfw when I was the one who made that page yesterday

    but ya, we need the rest of the journal entries added. I added the first 109, now we just need the rest.
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    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)13:32 No.17737201
    Might work on that a bit after classes tonight (~4 p.m. EST)
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    Just caught up now, and I have to say this is awesome stuff 008.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:04 No.17738022
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    Bumping for an awesome thread.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)15:19 No.17738145
    Journal Entry 341

    The Hind is back in town. We're picking up supplies and we're going to head out to Manden and then the desert. We're making sure to pack plenty of water and we're bringing enough ingredients to make one ton of black powder and several containers to put it in. Raina has demanded to come along this time and she's bringing the baby. She doesn't care how dangerous this could be, she's tired of sitting home while we go gallivanting around the continent. I bet she's just worried that we'll find mountains of gold in the desert and not tell her. Austin is bringing a load of artificing gear, he's planning on working on a ship cloak on the way. See how they like having an invisible airship hovering above their city. So what do we know about this desert city? Very little. It does little trade with the outside world, mainly due to the difficulty getting there. It must be self sufficient to manage this. Getting there, even for us is going to be some trouble. My map doesn't cover that part of the continent, all I know are from memories I ripped out of that priest and that's mostly landmarks and a general direction. We should be alright though. If all else fails, we have Raina to comfort us.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:24 No.17738192
    >If all else fails, we have Raina to comfort us.

    Ahahaha, right.

    Hopefully she'll get off of her lazy scaled butt and actually contribute to EARN those extra shares that she's been demanding now.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:26 No.17738212
    yay he returns!
    On the side note I guess Raina is in this time just because she likes the heat and warmth of desert.
    On the side side note "Raina" means "stuff" or "junk" in Finnish. The moar you know.jpg
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:31 No.17738274
    Ok, so I'm trying to remember who all the Terrans are, and I think I've forgotten a few of them. (excluding the two who died, of course)

    Narrator - psion
    Marcus - bard
    Jason - thief/rogue
    Avery - cleric (currently MIA)
    Mike - warlock

    And then there's Alex, who I think was some sort of sorceror, Austin is an artificer, and then I think there were a couple other guys, but I don't remember their names or what they do.

    Can someone correct me on this?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:33 No.17738285
    Uh.. It doesn't, but it comes pretty close to 'Roina'.
    Raina is a completely different thing.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:34 No.17738297
    Oh, but you're right in that they're possibly pronounced the same way, doop.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)15:34 No.17738306

    Alex: Wild magic sorcerer
    Marcus: Bard
    Jason: Rogue
    Journal Writer: Psion
    Mike: Warlock
    Avery: Cleric/?!
    Dan: Dead
    Amanda: Dead
    Ian: Duskblade or Arcane fighter
    Max: Wizard
    Austin: Artificer

    Other Party Members:
    Raina: Silver dragon, Marcus's wife
    Nathan Ka'tzakon: Half dragon, Marcus's son.
    Marika Hajna: Airship Pilot
    Cherri Carnett: Warlock, Mike's girlfriend
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:35 No.17738309

    Amanda died because of barbarians. Ian did nothing special until now except be racist. And there's one more i guess?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:36 No.17738322

    Thanks, 008!
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)15:38 No.17738345
    Journal Entry 342

    We're in the air. It started snowing soon as we lifted off. I was on first pilot duty. Piloting an airship in the snow sucks. By the time my shift was up and I went below decks, all my facial hair was iced. The deck is getting iced up pretty bad too. If I recall, the way they do it back home is the same way they do it here. Clubs and brooms. We should be in Manden by tomorrow and we can take a break to defrost the ship if it doesn't warm up by then. In the meantime, Jason brought a deck of cards with him he picked up in the market. They're all different from the cards back home, almost more like tarot cards, but we're trying to adapt them into a game of poker. Our first few games ended hilariously and we're not sure who won. Cherri has decided to teach us how to play the game the cards are used for. It's similar to blackjack except the face cards have a value based on the person sitting next to you and you're trying to reach two hundred instead of twenty one. It was a good time sink I guess.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:45 No.17738398
    Need to get some more of those heating stones, methinks. And some chilling stones for hot weather and/or food preservation.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:47 No.17738424

    And some booze-dripping stones.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:48 No.17738435
    Decanter of endless grog?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)15:50 No.17738453
    Poor Dan he died from a kobold spear to the gut. Also Amanda got you know some more screen time with the ghost thing. What about Dan? He seems to be forgotten.

    Perhaps if they get rich enough they can get a true resurrection on Dan and Amanda.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)15:51 No.17738465
    Journal Entry 343

    We made Manden and their airship was hogging up their only air dock, so we had to use our landing struts. Well, what a surprise, our landing strutts were stuck. A few of us had to rope down out of the ship and unfreeze them so they could lower properly. The good news is that the snow stopped finally, but it's still cold. We're spending the night at the Inn and leaving in the morning. I checked around the market for any deals on dwarven made goods and picked up a new short sword for a pretty good deal. So a few things about those memories I tore out of the priest have been bothering me. Clearly, they're keeping hold on technology and keeping it to themselves but why? They're isolationists. Or is that the reason why, to keep the rest of the world from bothering them? How long has that city been out there, was it from the last group of Terrans or ones before that? While I was in the market, I checked around for anything on the city across the desert. Well, apparently every now and then, someone in the merchant guild gets it in his head that he'll make a fortune starting a trade route out there only to find out that they don't want any of their produced goods and ends up losing most of his fortune. It's become kind of a merchant guild morality story for your reach exceeding your grasp and knowing your customer base.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:03 No.17738560
    So... those desert ppl are VERY independent and don't like trading with outsiders

    Theory: A previous terran group set up this branch of the sun church to ensure that any tech they spread didn't spread rampantly
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:05 No.17738580
    that or its the last party's HQ
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:10 No.17738622

    If so...

    What are the odds for Aeyllin to be in deep trouble, now that they are away?
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)16:10 No.17738630
    Journal Entry 344

    Clear skies as far as the eye can see. A bit chilly but great airship weather. So we're over the desert and hauling ass when Ian comes up from below, takes a good look and asks where the mountains are. Well, the nearest mountain is Czebron and the dwarven range to the southwest a few days, otherwise, the landscape looks pretty flat aside from the occasional dunes. Ian starts throwing a fit saying that the landscape doesn't make sense, that there should be a lot of mountains around to keep rainclouds out of the area, otherwise the area should be plains or a forest. I'm not entirely sure what he was going on about but it summed up that he thought the area wasn't quite right. I don't know deserts, I used to live near the ocean. In other news, the mp3 golem is apparently on the ship. I haven’t heard from it since the battle of Wolflake but I hear Celine Dion coming from somewhere. That little bitch. Wait, that used to be Mike's player, why did he have Celine Dion? I'm going to have to have a talk with him.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)16:13 No.17738660
    iGolem confirmed for ultratroll?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:16 No.17738675
    Artificial deserts make me suspicious as hell.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:16 No.17738677
    fairly low, the mystery sungod priest seem to be trying to figure out where the new tech is coming from. I doubt they will take any major actions untill after they deal with the party. not sure how that might go.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:21 No.17738725
    Well not all deserts require mountains, and when dealing with MAGIC there's no telling what caused it.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)16:22 No.17738743
    Journal Entry 345

    We found an oasis today and made a short stop to replenish our water supplies. I'm not sure how much longer we have to go, but it can't hurt to be prepared. We did find the remains of an old wagon nearby, it looks like it's wheels had shattered. Possibly remains of an old trade caravan. It didn't have anything of value. Max and Ian tore it apart and made it into a kind of marker. We all signed our names, the Earth date and the local date on it. Even Raina. She didn't quite get why we had her do it but chances are that she's still going to be alive when this thing's disintegrated. Maybe by then she'll of learned some manners. Speaking of the Earth date, If the last group of Terrans left around the time of the date stamp on the photos they left behind in their SDcard, they would have been portaled off into the past three days ago. I'd wish them the best of luck except well, we already have a general idea of how well they did.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:26 No.17738787
    Can't help but think of Samurai Jack, but in reverse. Where instead of the future it's the past (and different dimension).
    >> Leeginn 01/30/12(Mon)16:29 No.17738816
    O right. They just hit the 2014 in the story
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:30 No.17738829
    It's 4 o'clock and I have work to put off. Time to edit the wiki, lets do this.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:30 No.17738830
    These Terrans seriously need to find a way to become immortal, so they can find out what's going on and hopefully end this weird cycle of terran injections.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:31 No.17738843
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:35 No.17738896
    . . . Because dozens of innocent people are being hurled through time to a hostile world where they will more than likely be killed, enslaved, or eaten.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:37 No.17738906
    ... your point being?...
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:39 No.17738928
    Also, anyone have any recommendations/thoughts/suggestions as far as formatting, or including post images? Right now I'm just copypasta spamming the journal text so it can be properly marked up.
    >> Leeginn 01/30/12(Mon)16:39 No.17738935
    Ya. Whats wrong with that?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:41 No.17738954
    it would be unspeakably evil if that portal picked up a bunch of Welshmen and dropped them off in this fantasy world, i wouldn't wish that upon my worst enemy, let alone a bunch of innocent elves/dwarves/orcs/whatever.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)16:42 No.17738970
    Journal Entry 346

    We found the last landmark that I've been looking for. A river. We were following it at a good clip. Typically you'd expect rivers to be surrounded by plantlife but not this one. You'd expect the sand to of consumed it otherwise but Jason says that it looks artificial, it's depth is too even. A few hours later, we spot it. A city in the distance. We engage Austin's “cloaking device” and go up in altitude. Marika takes the controls and we all go see what we can see. It's all enclosed. Aside from Czebron, this must be the largest city on the continent. It's designed like a layer cake, each level smaller then the one below with a massive tower in the center. There was no farm land around it. No plant life around it in fact. The only green was coming from inside the city, trees in open air parks, plants on balconies and so on. This may be an arcology. We counted five airships puttering around above it. These airships weren't designed like flying boats. They were all enclosed except for a small upper balcony. We have done several passes over the city, trying to get a good look at it, so far, we haven’t been detected. Or if we have, they haven’t done anything about it. We did spot something interesting. On the ground level, near the river, there was a large cement pad near one of the entrances with a typical air dock of the style seen in the other cities. Like they were expecting a standard airship to come out here one day. We're going to move back out of visual range and land for the night, head in during the day acting like traders and see what happens. We can pull it off, we even have the ton of ingredients in the hold.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)16:43 No.17738980
    Well, in any stressful sink-or-swim situation, there are going to be people who adapt quickly and deal with the challenges, adapting and even thriving on the chaos. And there will be people who flounder and fail. I do wish some of the failed terrans could get a second chance, though.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)16:52 No.17739094
    Part 2's up on 1d4chan, I got shit to go do. That brings up to entry 150.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:30 No.17739511
    a fortress city/arcology

    where do they get food?

    ...do they eat each other?

    or is it full automaton/golem servants that run basic industry and food production?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:31 No.17739521

    And remember, Ian had to leave a pregnant wife behind.

    I wonder what happened back on earth after they left? Did they just mysteriously disappear and no one ever saw them again, or did people forget that they were ever there to begin with?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:36 No.17739569
    Well, it does seem to have a lot of clerics, so there's that. They may be able to grow food inside/below the city, too, using artificial sunlight or whatever- easy enough to do with magic-powered technology.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)17:38 No.17739591
    Journal Entry 347

    We did our best to hide our tech and went in for a landing at the city air dock. Some people came out to greet us dressed in simple clothes. Three of them were human, the rest elves. Elves that looked like they were the same subrace as the Rheingraf spymaster. They were casually armed with disguised long rifles and what looked like matchlock pistols tucked into their belts. We introduced ourselves as traders from Manden, braving the desert wastes to open a trade route and look at all the alchemy stuff we have. We found out what the name of the city is, New Paris, City of Light. Well, we know who founded it now. I didn't detect anything distrustful of them, though they were considering us peasant scum and weren't too pleased that we arrived in an airship. We told them that this was a merchant guild expedition and that they were waiting for our return, successful or not. They called out one of their merchants, a sun cleric. He looked over our ingredients, shrugged and said we had nothing he wanted. He did take an interest in our airship though, started asking questions about it while we casually prodded him for information. Why was a sun church cleric acting as a merchant? Well apparently the sun church runs things in the city of light; it's considered the holy capital of the church except apparently only a handful of people across the desert even know it exists. We were invited in to see if they had anything we had wanted to buy.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)17:38 No.17739596
    347 Part 2

    He led us to what I'm pretty sure was the city garbage dump. Old pieces of equipment, rusted, junked, old clothes and so on. We picked through it for a few minutes, pretending to be interested but ultimately turned him down. We asked if we could stay in the city for a few days, we had traveled a long way and needed some rest. He considered for a few minutes before agreeing. We made our way into the city. It wasn't as advanced as I had figured. It looked like Aeyllin in maybe 20 years if they embraced everything we threw at them. It's all an eclectic mix of magic, technology and medieval design ideals with some early steam punk mixed in maybe? We're held up for the night in an apartment near the city exit with a bunch of cots our guide had brought in. We have running water, bathroom facilities with sewage access and what he called a food tube. It distributes a mint flavored paste with the consistency of mashed potatoes that the locals apparently eat. It was horrible. It better not be processed dead people. Our guide made it clear that he doesn't want us wandering the city. His reasoning was that we didn't know the laws and didn't want us getting in trouble or hurting ourselves. How nice. Jason's going to sneak out soon and take a good look around.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:40 No.17739620
    If that's not a setup for an ambush I don't know what is

    prepare to repel mindrape - and to see the PC's airship being stolen by the sun church ppl
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:43 No.17739662
    >food paste
    >it better not be people

    Ok, so it's probably not people - but I doubt it's anything the PC's will be happy about
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:45 No.17739683
    WOW they're snotty. My guess is that the paste is just that, potatoes mixed with other nutrients. Possible some soylent green added maybe, mixed in with some mint leaves.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:47 No.17739713
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    >How nice.
    >Jason's going to sneak out soon and take a good look around.

    I like that he doesn't even consider the possibility of doing anything else. It's just automatically assumed that they're going to go out and nose around against the cleric's advice.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:48 No.17739728
    Arcology is an self sustained, self contained system. It's the closest you can get to a closed system. They basically grow their food inside the walled city, live there, work there...etc. >>17739521
    That's a good question, well I think they'd just vanish and an investigation on where they went would take place. However they wouldn't turn up anything and most likely become a cold case real quick.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)17:51 No.17739767
    yum. Corpse Starch.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:07 No.17739927
    How long till autosage?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:08 No.17739946
    my post will be the 139th
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:23 No.17740125
    Is it time yet for the thread to regenerate again? Will the 11th thread wear tweed? Either way, I am excited by where this is going.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:26 No.17740154
    Autosage is 350 posts, I think. We're only reaching half of that.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:27 No.17740169

    Yeah judging by how these threads usually go, this one will probably still be around for another day before it hits autosage.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:31 No.17740209

    But then again, its not weekend anymore. 008 probably has things to do (work?) - so he can't post all the time.

    As long as the thread is bumped occasionally so it doesn't page 15, then it should stick around for 008 to use when he comes back.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)18:46 No.17740418
    Journal Entry 348 Part 1

    Well, while Jason was out, a certain sun priest bursts into our room with guards, points at us dramatically and yells “Terrans!” If we had Avery with us, we'd of fought back, but none of us want to deal with the long term effects of musket wounds, plus we have a baby with us. So we have been taken prisoner. We were taken through the city to another area that more or less had the same facilities as the last room, just with bars on the door. They sorted through our gear and ran off with our tech and then the questioning began. They brought in a psion interrogator, an elf. I volunteered first. He didn't expect it. He was trained to go through memories, carefully, like pages of a book while I was trained to mindrape and dominate. He started asking questions while starting his subtle mental penetration. He wanted to know how long we'd been here, what we had been doing, what technologies we had given out and so on. Instead, I grabbed him like a ragdoll and made him tell me everything without saying a word. This city was founded 800 years ago by Terrans and a local tribe of desert elves that worshiped the sun, but not the sungod. They believed that the Terrans came from the sun and worshiped them as well. They used their loyal population to start building this city. From what I gather, they were trying to make this the center of learning and keep it isolated enough to stay out of the wars. We may be looking at the future of Aeyllin here.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)18:47 No.17740427
    Journal Entry 348 Part 2

    The locals are descendents of Terrans, the tribals and adventurers that made the journey here. When the last of the Terrans died, the influx of new ideas stopped dead and things stagnated until 400 years ago when some of that batch of Terrans made their way here to found a new sun church and try and bring the city out of it's isolation. The locals still worshiped the sun and had no problem converting, but realized that these people were like their founders. Their knowledge was taken from them by force and they were used as breeding stock. Two hundred years ago, another group showed up and were immediately picked up by Parisian spies before they could make an impression on the world and followed the same fate as the others. They're planning on doing the same with us. Around the time the guards were starting to get suspicious, their necks exploded in a shower of blood. Jason had managed to find us and intercepted our stolen goods. I erased the interrogator's mind and we did a jail break. We're currently held up in some guys apartment. I convinced him that we're relatives. He's incapable of acting against us right now. We're currently working out what we're going to do next.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:52 No.17740489
    Raze the city.

    No, seriously. It's time Raina started pulling her weight in this adventure.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:52 No.17740492
    Wow. What a bunch of asshats.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:54 No.17740518
    agreed, she actually needs to start doing dragon things other then taking gold and shit from people.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:54 No.17740524
    Ye gods, even in a fantasy world Parisians are dicks.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:55 No.17740530
    Besides taking the ideas by force, the breeding part sounds fun.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)18:59 No.17740576
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    >Their knowledge was taken from them by force and they were used as breeding stock.

    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:00 No.17740590
    Sounds like it is time to, ahem, PUSH BACK!
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:04 No.17740618
    Holy shit.

    Time to burn this place to the ground.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:04 No.17740621


    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:05 No.17740631
    I can imagine you screaming this after hearing what was going on.

    And the narrator smacking you upside the head and maybe suppressing your speech centers.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:07 No.17740649
    Time to make that one ton MAGITECH NUKE get all city-levelan!
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:08 No.17740655

    This place has been around for awhile, is familiar with Terran technology, and likely has some pretty powerful people at the top to contend with.

    They're not going to be able to knock them over right away. I think it'd be a better idea to escape and come back when they've gotten more powerful, have more resources at their disposal, and a better plan.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)19:10 No.17740683
    I do believe I've brought up the concept of aerial superiority and firebombing before. If there were ever a time for the terrans to bust out their knowledge of Napalm and Thermite, now would be the time. I'm talking full-on biblical pillar-of-salt time.

    And let the heavens themselves weep with sorrow for what the Rightful Lords of this World must do, for no pity shall be found in their hearts, and no plea of mercy shall stay Their hand.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:14 No.17740726
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    I agree.

    Dragon Nuke this fucking place off the map.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:19 No.17740791
    they already have their own Airships, which probably have cannons on them. bombing them from the air won't be easy...
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)19:26 No.17740880
    Can their airships see through cloaking devices and fend off angry dragons whose young and mate are threatened?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:27 No.17740893
    somebody needs to start putting the pictures that the drawfags did. the ones of the characters and that crappy but awesome comic.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:29 No.17740914


    here you mean?
    >> leeginn 01/30/12(Mon)19:40 No.17741025
    So that random spike in wifi a while back might have been caused by these invisible airship scouting around. But how did they have wifi? Also since they worshiped the terrans, did their. Descendants become noble/royalty? And the ones that came from the less than consensual sex become nobles or something?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)19:47 No.17741098

    I wouldn't be surprised if they developed something that worked as wifi after having access to Terran technology and knowledge for several hundred years.

    And remember, the group that was here before our current party was from several years in the future. It's possible that groups that were even FURTHER in the future of Earth-prime got pulled through before us, and who knows what kind of crazy shit they could bring over.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)19:55 No.17741176
    Journal Entry 349

    Jason, Marcus and I went out on recon. We put on some clothes that the apartment owner had, stripped his mind of local customs and we went out. Jason had something he spotted and wanted to take a better look at in the central hub of the city on his earlier tour. We found what appeared to be a museum. A museum of Earth tech behind glass. Most of it was broken or damaged in some way and had been sitting for centuries. Mp3 players, tablets cellphones, guns with no ammo, other weapons. Simpler things like toothbrushes, bottles and wallets. Everything labeled and dated. Everything stolen by previous groups, technology they couldn't understand but were hoping to one day. I called the guard over and made him unlock some of the cases. We took what we deemed useful or repairable and left the rest. I erased the missing items from the guards mind so he wouldn't suspect, memories of seeing us as we left. We ended up with 2 smartphones of a type that wasn't made yet when we left, one pair of sunglasses, 2 pistols, A Walther p99 which may be able to use the same bullets as mine but needs desperate attention and a HK mk23 with no ammo and good old Mossberg shotgun with no ammo. We'll see if we can't fix that once we get out of this mess. Currently, Austin is trying to fix up the other 9mm pistol while we're having another meal of mint paste from the food tube. We're going to do another recon once the city enters its night cycle.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:06 No.17741296
    oh yeah
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:07 No.17741303
    >Before the start of World War I, most ammonia was obtained by the dry distillation of nitrogenous vegetable and animal waste products, including camel dung, where it was distilled by the reduction of nitrous acid and nitrites with hydrogen; in addition, it was produced by the distillation of coal, and also by the decomposition of ammonium salts by alkaline hydroxides such as quicklime, the salt most generally used being the chloride (sal-ammoniac) thus:
    >2 NH4Cl + 2 CaO → CaCl2 + Ca(OH)2 + 2 NH3
    >Household chlorine bleach is created in two ways: by separating sodium hypochlorite from sea water or brine using electrolysis, or by adding chlorine gas to sodium hydroxide which produces sodium hypochlorite, water and sodium chloride.

    And now, it's time to fight dirty.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:08 No.17741315
    It's like a whole society facing technologie and grandeur withdrawal, so they are acting like crack addicts on withdrawal.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:08 No.17741317
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    Awww yeah more guns are always a good thing.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:09 No.17741337

    Are you suggesting mustard gas?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:09 No.17741347
    Dear god I want that shotgun to have dragon's breath rounds.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:11 No.17741369
    >Mustard gas

    That's....kind of dirty.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:12 No.17741388
    Chlorine and ammonia don't play well together. When mixed they form a highly toxic purple gas. It's not the kind of shit you want to be near, at all. I'm presuming that's what he's alluding to.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:12 No.17741396
    mustard gas is much more complex than that. That's just a basic quick-and-dirty turn-your-lungs-to-sludge gaseous cocktail.
    A little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing.

    See, I have the same problem with these desert-dwellers as I have with the Adeptus Mechanicus and Comstar/Word-Of-Blake. They take it upon themselves to control technology, holding the entirety of civilization back because they think they have the right to force others to live in ignorance. The only acceptable response to this is complete extermination, followed by the equal dissemination of all withheld technologies to all other factions of the setting. An extreme sanction, but one that they bring upon themselves.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:13 No.17741399

    Bleach + Ammonia = Chlorine gas.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:24 No.17741540
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    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:26 No.17741555
    >dragonsbreath rounds
    >Raina confused as hell

    FUND IT.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:28 No.17741587
    Why is she talking about mustard gas when the angry infodump is talking about chlorine gas?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:30 No.17741615

    Well damn, my high school chemistry teacher lied to me.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:34 No.17741659

    If the ammonia is in excess though, you end up with hydrazine, which is really nasty stuff.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)20:36 No.17741691
    Journal Entry 350

    Jason has the new pistol and it's got a full magazine. We don't know if Austin's maintenance worked. Not that we can test it without drawing a lot of attention. The city guards have taken notice of our shenanigans and have been doing regular patrols, warnings for strange people acting strangely and so on. We're being extra cautious. We took a tour of the lower sections of the city to find any faults, anything we can take advantage of but found nothing obvious. We're figuring that the best way to bring this city down is to sabotage various systems around like the food tube or the sewer system and water supply, but the place is too big to just destroy. We don't even know what their contingency plans are or if they even have any. Unleashing Raina would be an option, but I don't think she'd get far before they managed to put her down. If all else fails, we'll just start assassinating the leadership from the top down and hope they don't have regenerative capabilities like a certain spymaster.
    >> 008 01/30/12(Mon)20:37 No.17741704
    Alright, I'll be taking a break again, my gaming group is doing another session tonight. I'll be back later!
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:39 No.17741729

    Thanks again, 008, that was quite a bombshell you dropped about New Paris here.

    Eagerly awaiting the plan for bringing it down.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:41 No.17741762
    What if the Spymaster wanted the Terrans to find out about the place? What if he's using them to stage a coupt.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:43 No.17741780

    I don't think the spymaster has anything to do with this place. He's just a weird magically-roboticized thing that won't stop trying to kill the main character.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)20:58 No.17741983

    >t - p

    How does that typo even happen?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)21:23 No.17742273

    Perhaps instead of a typing error, he simply thought the word was spelled that way.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)21:29 No.17742360
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    >What of the Sun Priest?
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)21:34 No.17742425

    Calm down, dude. They're not in much position to go stomping through the city on revenge yet.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)21:34 No.17742426
    Ahahaha. Sure is bitches kicking a beehive and not expecting to get stung in here.

    I'm torn between wanting them to determine if the leadership is to blame while the people are innocent and on the other hand, wanting them to just burn down everything.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)21:38 No.17742467

    I bet that most of the citizens here are going to be religiously fanatical about their way of living, and will seek to protect it from whatever the Terrans do.

    Knocking over the lead guy probably isn't going to change much.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)22:25 No.17742986
    OK, so forget about generalized destruction. They need to cripple the city's infrastructure. Erase all the knowledge of advanced technology and magic from the minds of everyone in the city, cripple its infrastructure so that none of their food production, water purification, gunpowder weapons, etc. ripple them, strip them of any advantage over the rest of the world, then give all their former advantages to everyone else and force them to trade and interact with the rest of the world. Even the playing fields, let the formerly elite scrape by and struggle.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)22:35 No.17743113
    That would likely condemn thousands, perhaps tens of thousands, to death by starvation. Thousands who don't really deserve to suffer because their society is led by dicks.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/30/12(Mon)22:42 No.17743191
    all they'd have to do is leave their isolation, or at least accept food shipments from the rest of the continent. People have been trying to sell them things for generations.
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)23:36 No.17743883
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)23:45 No.17743977
    >> Anonymous 01/30/12(Mon)23:58 No.17744148
    What if Warforged started to show up?
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)00:03 No.17744212

    Pattern them off of IGolem.

    Fuck. Yes.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)00:05 No.17744231
    What if we take down all of the leadership and put Raina on the throne? She wins because allofthemoney.jpg, and her son becomes a Prince instantly. Journal writer wins because no more Raina demanding a cut and revenge. City wins because marginally less batshit leadership.

    Dragons already tend to have a natural propensity for ruling. Hell, in a lot of places having dragon blood is equivalent to divine right.

    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)00:09 No.17744263
    Journal Entry 351

    A few of us managed to get into the food processing center of the city where the paste crap is made. Well, it's not dead people but it's not a whole lot better. They're magically converting the sewage waste into ingredients that they then mechanically process and distribute through the food tube system. Sure, it's efficient and “green,” but I don't think I could ever get used to something like this. Who's idea was this anyways? We had brought Austin along with us on this expedition, leaving Marcus behind. There were some guards around the facility but I got them to fight each using jealousy over a girlfriend that doesn't exist and we finished them off. Austin started tearing apart some equipment he figured would be difficult to replace. We then set everything on fire and quickly left. We had made it to the central hub with about a minute to spare before the guards came rushing in. There must be a silent alarm system somewhere if they responded that quickly.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)00:26 No.17744424
    Journal Entry 352

    We had a guard come to the door today. I sent him away believing that nothing was wrong. They're doing door to door searches, level by level. We packed up to moved immediately. If anyone trained in memory examination takes a good look, they might see the changes. I've convinced the resident of this house that he is a freedom fighter and will deal with “the enemy” appropriately. We moved across town, moving as separate groups of no more then three until we scouted out a house and moved in. Another single individual who now thinks he's always lived with all of us and it's perfectly normal and most importantly, he's already been questioned and searched. From our earlier attack, the food tube system has shut down completely. The arcology criers have been announcing that it will be fixed soon and not to panic. They continue to look for us. Once we get settled, we'll continue our expeditions and sabotage.
    >> Leeginn 01/31/12(Tue)00:32 No.17744484
    yay. IT'S SABOTAGE!!!!
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)00:34 No.17744510

    Where are you, iGolem?
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)00:36 No.17744532

    Loud music is not conducive to stealth.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)00:40 No.17744582
    What if the loud music is playing somewhere else and it distracts people? Then it's conductive to stealth.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)00:46 No.17744658
    Journal Entry 353

    We made it into the water plant. It's set up at the top of the arcology and uses gravity for water distribution. Simple system. Water is created magically from thin air more or less. The guards up here were all sporting anti-telepathy headbands. I guess they caught on. That didn't stop us from killing them. Jason went in first, snuck up and murdered the shit out of one of the guards. The rest of us launched our attack. They couldn't get their guns up in time before we'd stab them. We kept one alive which I interrogated while Austin tore apart the water system. The city is relatively peaceful and the guards aren't used to dealing with terrorist attacks or adventurers. They're adapting but slowly. They were under the impression that we would all be naive and helpless. Maybe we would have been if we were brought here in the early days. Jason was collecting their weapons when he had a realization. All the guns are muzzle loaders. Sure enough, each guard had his own powder in a small belt pouch. I convinced the guard that he was on our side and that he had to kill anyone else trying to come into this room, even at cost of his life. For the cause. We left him with all muskets.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)00:55 No.17744742
    >destroying the food network
    >not poisoning it

    It's like they never heard of guerrilla warfare.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)00:58 No.17744790
    People would get sick, but clerics could cure the sickness and purify the food / water.
    Casting Heroes Feast a bunch of times is a lot harder than purifying food that already exists, IIRC.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:00 No.17744819

    The people were eating reconstituted sewage, the heroes are doing them a favor.

    How is that working anyway? Any nutrients in the sewage would be leeched out through repeated use. They have to have some way of putting nutrients into the system.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:00 No.17744823
    Their food supply is recycled waste. Pretty sure that shutting their water down first would be faster.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:02 No.17744844
    Maybe they do throw a few corpses in for "freshness".
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:03 No.17744856
    It was reconstituted through magic. Transmuted might be a better term.
    The low quality paste is probably due to the limits on transmuting substances; the more similar the end product is to the starting one, the easier the spell is. They had this enchantment set up for mass usage, they probably made it as efficient as they could.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:06 No.17744881

    Really, what I want to know is which of the Terrans in the future/past though building a self sustaining, utopia style commune in the middle of fucking nowhere based on SCIENCE! and magic was a good idea. We have tried that on Earth many, many times. It always ends poorly.

    Once again, god damn dirty hippies.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:06 No.17744886
    A psion in this situation is nasty as hell. Guerilla warfare where you can turn almost anybody from the enemy population into a sleeper agent? If the high command isn't having nightmares about that, they should be.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:08 No.17744900
    The Terrans were a small group of very knowledgable, powerful people who set up an isolated city built primarily of typical peasant-class persons: Dumb and controllable, used to exploitation and hard work for little reward. Just having guaranteed food and clean water was probably a huge plus.

    It's easy to please people with low expectations.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:16 No.17744958
    The community isn't really a utopia. The typical failings of communes come from either a failure to be self-sufficient or from community collapse due to lack of control. Magic solves the first, and the sun church's power structure solves the second.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:18 No.17744980

    True. But this whole set up just reeks of short sightedness. What happens after the Terrans inevitably die? Yes, the place will probably keep chugging along, as we have seen. The cost of this is stagnation. They built what amounts to the Illuminati for Tech with no built in mechanisms for new ideas, only the power to cull growth elsewhere. Hell. They have WORKING guns left lying around, yet are still using Kentucky Long Rifles. Are they probably very accurate with those barrel loaders? Yes. As good as any of the guns in the case? No.

    The design of this place screams "BASTION OF KNOWLEDGE", yet all they are doing is using everything that was handed to them at the beginning.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:19 No.17744993
    Fucking this.

    Narrator should be strolling down the back alleys and planting suggestions to people: Sabotage food stations, burn guard houses, tear up infrastructure.

    Every day, ten more people "join" the movement.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)01:22 No.17745013
    Journal Entry 354

    I grabbed a book from the apartment we've been staying in and went, alone, to the floor above, went into that level's park and found a nice seat with a view. I ordered any passing person to hunt down and attack the nearest guard or government official one floor above this one or sabotage something important. I read the book in between all of this. Every now and then I would hear a gunshot or screaming and panic. I figured this was the easiest way to seed panic. They can't give out anti-psion headbands to everyone afterall. I'm sure this has me sliding down that alignment scale again, I can almost feel Avery's disapproving look on my back. After four hours, I wrapped up and headed back to the apartment. While I was causing that distraction, Jason, Austin and Ian headed back into the food processing center and sabotaged their repair attempts and filled a few containers with food for use back at base since our supply was starting to run low.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:23 No.17745020
    Why bother doing hard research (that probably doesn't make sense with magic all over the place) when you can just grab the local pack of Terrans that pop up every hundred years or so, and get hundreds of years of advancement that way?
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:25 No.17745031
    I was thinking more like deeply hidden programming to simultaneously rise up on a given day. So everything goes quiet for six weeks, no attacks, command thinks everything has settled down. And then ten thousand people drop everything and march on the seat of government.
    >> Leeginn 01/31/12(Tue)01:25 No.17745032
    Avery does not approve. i want some more notes that avery writes in his journal.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:26 No.17745053

    Can the narrator even influence that many people?
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:28 No.17745072
    What's happened to their ship? If they've done something to the Hind, I'll be very sad.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:29 No.17745084

    My point of contention is this. If they are grabbing the Terrans and compiling all the knowledge, why are they ONLY a couple of decades ahead of Aeyllin? They have had hundreds of years to upgrade everything, but this is all they have accomplished? The only way this makes sense is that the top priests have ALL the knowledge and share none of it. If they had founded a university here with research, this place would be probably up to 20th century tech by now. Hell, they would be doing things we can't even think of because "LOL MAGITEK".
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:30 No.17745090
    Over the course of six weeks, why not? Although, crunching the numbers that would be about 240 people per day. That does sound like a heavy work load. If we double the time to 12 weeks it's more manageable but then they're stuck in the city for three months.

    The current way he's doing it might be more effective because the panic will act like a force multiplier.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)01:32 No.17745103
    He probably only has to use one or two power points per manifestation; the chances that an ordinary person is going to be able to resist him at all are negligible.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/31/12(Tue)01:35 No.17745134
    It probably started with good intentions, like a 'prime directive' thing, to slowly ease the advanced tech into the setting without everyone running wild and wiping each other out. But then all the terrans died off, and their successors cared more about maintaining their own power than easing the world into a new age of enlightenment and advancement. So now the brainless savages are living in the decaying remnants of power.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)02:07 No.17745363
    Bare with me, this is a large post I'm working on and I've had to rewrite the last two parts twice now.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:08 No.17745374
    Believe me, we're accustomed to long waits.

    And your posts are always quality.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:10 No.17745386
    >Bare with me
    Well, I'm a bit shy in public, but I will if everyone else is.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:11 No.17745393
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    Dude I'm already putting off sleep just to see what happens next here. A few more minutes won't make a difference.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:13 No.17745408
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:26 No.17745506
    i'm already falling behind on my homework.
    thank you 008, you've reminded me what it's like to be 8 years old again and care more for the screen than my life. i owe you so much
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:36 No.17745595
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    If it makes you feel any better, I am still not done. Probably tomorrow, if all goes according to plan. Then onto the next one. 2 and a half done, 6 and a half left.



    Anyway, thanks for the story time 008. Again. For the 10th consecutive thread. You are good and should feel good about yourself.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:38 No.17745615
    I am gar for Jason. Please tell me this is normal.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)02:41 No.17745628
    Journal Entry 355 Part 1

    Our electronics detected a wifi signal. A few minutes later, there was knocking on the door. They found us. Those assholes developed some kind of a “Find wifi enabled devices” spell. There were about thirty of them outside. They demanded our surrender, promised that we wouldn't be hurt, that they wanted us in protective custody for the time being, that they wanted to talk. We didn't have much of a choice, not without undue risk. Jason shut off his ipod and hid with both working pistols while we took the house resident as one of us. We surrendered into their custody. We had our weapons taken from us and were all taken to one of the higher levels, a large atrium with a dinner table set up. We were told to have a seat. The guards stayed but kept their weapons ready. After a few minutes, three people came out in fancy dress. Two elves and one human. They were wearing those psion headbands of course. The elves stayed quiet but the human spoke. He was a the son of one of the founding Terrans. He was one of the first born in this city and eventually became it's immortal leader We had a long talk over breakfast. Real food for a change.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)02:41 No.17745634
    Journal Entry 355 Part 2

    His father and mother had been taken away in the Summer of 2017 and thrust into a situation we were all familiar with. There were 6 Terrans total. They had similar experiences, similar adventures and eventually made their way out here to deal with some great evil. The cause of the desert. The death of an evil avatar who's death blighted the region for hundreds of miles, turned it into a desert. They ran into the tribes and settled with them while they recovered and eventually were worshiped as gods. This group's ambition was to make each kingdom self sufficient to end the wars, but no one was listening. Here, they would listen, so they built New Paris. It took centuries to get to this point and it's still being built. From what I gather, this group never stepped down from their power, even after the population became civilized, they got used to the power they had. Understandable. Then they started dieing, one at a time, of old age. Lucas declared himself the King, being the only one of the first generation born here that was “pure blooded” and continued building the city in the vision of his parents and their companions. When he got old, he had a ritual performed. He's a Lich of some type. He has some kind of sustaining magic keeping his body alive, or at least alive looking.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:42 No.17745639
    Damn, that's nice. My only complaint is that spymaster's pose isn't dynamic enough. If he'd been stabbed, there'd be force pushing him back at the point of entry. However, fixing that would be a lot of work. Easier to claim he teleported right onto the blade, since Jason is a boss.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)02:42 No.17745644
    Journal Entry 355 Part 3

    So where did it go wrong? He didn't have the knowledge. The city was built from the plans left behind and then no one knew what else to do, so they just lived there and developed an isolationist policy. A few centuries later, another group of Terrans, the church founders, arrived. They were welcomed but when they didn't dump everything, they were taken prisoner and mindraped by psions for everything. Advancement began. New ideas and new directions to take things, but those ran dry fast enough. They had the church infrastructure to take advantage of now though and used it to try and nudge the rest of the continent into developing for them, after which they'd jump on it and try and suppress it afterwards so that they would always stay ahead of the game. The rest of the continent is their R&D lab, but their methods are screwing them over in the long term. Then they lucked out and caught the next group of Terrans a few days after they arrived. I already noted how that turned out. They weren't given a chance. So, because we've “proven ourselves”, we have been given the option. We could serve under Lucas and live to advance this place, or he'll take it from us by force. I reached out to everyone and got consensus. I leaned forward and told Lucas that Raina was a dragon.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)02:43 No.17745647
    Journal Entry 355 Part 4

    After she finished killing all of the guard, Raina had to withdraw from the fight through the Atrium glass roof. She had been injured from the gun fire and spells being shot off. She took the baby and Marika with her. We were launching everything at Lucas and he was fighting back hard. The entire section was starting to collapse. Jason showed up and shot the elven assistants from behind. They had been doing most of the shielding and counter-spelling. We put Lucas down after that. We didn't know where his phylactery was, but it was time to go. We managed to escape into one of the lower levels and have hidden in another apartment for now while we plan our next move. I'm not sure if Raina got out okay with the baby and Marika but she definitely earned her pay today.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:43 No.17745648

    He's really the only major player out of the Terrans that didn't get crazy magic powers of some kind.

    I mean, he can turn invisible and has a fucking magic eye, but at the end of the day, he just specializes in stabbing stuff really, really well.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:45 No.17745661
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    >I leaned forward and told Lucas that Raina was a dragon.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:46 No.17745664
    He's a high level rogue. He's basically a fucking god. He doesn't need magic.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:47 No.17745669
    Draco Ex Machina.
    For once she's earned a share of the treasure. I hope the narrator lets her know this and welcomes her assistance in the future.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:47 No.17745670
    Hot damn.

    They could've done so much more if they weren't so damn concerned about keeping their knowledge to themselves.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:47 No.17745674
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    >I leaned forward and told Lucas that Raina was a dragon.


    ... ok, almost everything.
    >> Leeginn 01/31/12(Tue)02:48 No.17745685
    holy fuking shit. omg that was the best reveal of Raina i could have imagined. god dam man. that was well worth the wait.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:50 No.17745693
    "Now, you can give us what we want or we can take it from you."

    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:51 No.17745698
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:56 No.17745725
    >She took the baby and Marika with her.

    Seriously hope she doesn't make off with the airship. That would suck all the donkey cocks.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:58 No.17745741
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    and i think i found a pick of Raina
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:59 No.17745744

    And leave part of her hoard behind? No way.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)02:59 No.17745746

    Dragons never abandon their hoard. Remember, she considers the Terrans -her- property.

    Odds are she did this because she saw Lucas as trying to steal them from her.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)03:02 No.17745763
    i have a feeling this isn't going to play out well, even years down the line. "oh you want to sleep on our couch for the night? wasn't me saving all of your lives enough?"
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    >I leaned forward and told Lucas that Raina was a dragon.

    You're fucking awesome, 008.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)03:08 No.17745796
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    These posts made me feel like this picture.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)03:32 No.17745961
    Journal Entry 356

    The city is in chaos right now. The atrium level has fully collapsed into the floor below it cutting off the upper levels, the guards are on high alert and outright shooting anyone that they think even looks suspicious. We've just been taking it easy in the apartment. We don't know how long it will take Lucas to regenerate, but we need to find his phylactery and destroy it, put an end to him or he'll just rebuild when we're gone and pick up right where he left off. After everyone's rested up, we're going to fight our way up and try and reach the upper levels. We have injuries from the last fight and the only thing we have on hand to deal with it are a few light cure potions we found in the apartment. They taste like cough syrup. We could of really used Avery for this.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)03:36 No.17745981
    Narrator should become a cleric of Avery and do the healing himself.
    >> Magus O'Grady 01/31/12(Tue)03:48 No.17746033
    I wonder if a prayer to Avery would yield some healing.
    >iGolem plays 'sexual healing' during prayer....

    Great to see Raina finally pulling her weight. If she keeps this up, I wouldn't be surprised to see Journal Psion offering her full membership in the team.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)03:52 No.17746056
    Journal Entry 357

    We have barricaded ourselves in the royal suite. It was a tough fight up here. Since most of the guards had their psion headbands, I became the distraction. I'd detatch and fly in at them acting all ghost like. They'd panic and fire. Then the rest of the team had a minute to kill them before they could reload. It's a big assumption that the phylactery is up here. It may be below the city, or outside the city. It could be in Rosenbridge for all we know. The suite is at the highest point in the city, is well fortified and only has one entrance outside of the balcony that rings it. The guard have tried breaching the door for an hour before giving up. I'm not sure what they're doing out there but if they were smart, they'd be putting together a bomb and blast their way in. Max has been casually slinging spells over the balcony at the city below, causing more section collapses and outbreaks of fire. The only problem is that he's burning himself out fast from doing it. From the looks of it, Raina shot down the city airships, as we can see their wreckage littering the city's superstructure. No sign of our airship or the dragon as of yet. Mike and Cherri have been setting up a summoning circle. They're going to try and get us some demonic assistance.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)03:54 No.17746065
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    >Mike and Cherri have been setting up a summoning circle. They're going to try and get us some demonic assistance.
    >> Leeginn 01/31/12(Tue)03:54 No.17746067
    ohohohoho Demonic Assistance.
    shits gonna get real yo.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)03:56 No.17746081
    >demons inside a city full of Terran artifacts

    There's no way this can go bad for anybody.
    >> Leeginn 01/31/12(Tue)03:57 No.17746082
    what can go wrong?
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)03:57 No.17746085
    >The rest of the continent is their R&D lab.
    So, not only are they incompetent, they're lazy as well. It's going to end very poorly for them, isn't it?
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:06 No.17746144
    Demons want Terrans very badly, because they know Terrans are crafty enough to outwit devils at their own game. Anything Terran will be worth its weight in souls to them.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:07 No.17746150
    I like how the group doesn't give a shit that they are ruining a city, burning down civilian property and dooming innocent people to starvation and death because they're in the middle of a fucking magical desert with absolutely nothing in it.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)04:10 No.17746177
    Journal Entry 358

    Lucas is back. I can hear him screaming curses at us from outside. We've ransacked his quarters pretty hard for anything we could use. We found a barely working, magically enhanced Android tablet that desperately needed a format, an airsoft FN FAL and a block of what we all agree is ancient Semtex that we're pretty sure is no longer any good after all these centuries. It's not even malleable anymore. In case it is, Austin is rigging up a magical detonator and we're dumping it in the sewer system, which seems to still be flowing, just in case. The airsoft gun appears to be modified. It can fire a magic missile about once a minute. As for our demon assistance, since we're not willing to sell souls or have a baby on hand to sacrifice, the best we can get is a messenger imp. We're sending it off to alert Marika, who presumably has our airship, where we are.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:12 No.17746207
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    >An airshit FAL that shoots magic missiles
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:21 No.17746272
    >Demonic assistance

    When the law is at your door
    And you just can't face a jailer
    Throw some chalk to the floor
    And summon Balors!

    When you're at a festival
    And it's all just such a bore
    You can be the best of all
    Just summon Balors!

    If you're troubled and you're stressed
    Recall what Arcane magic's for,
    Shun the gods! Don't be blessed,
    Have some fun and summon Balors!
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:47 No.17746415
    Oh god, I killed the thread.

    Stay calm. Deep breaths.

    And now run.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:49 No.17746426

    Get back here, my lynching rope needs some exercise!
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:51 No.17746438
    you monster
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)04:57 No.17746478

    nah - this is close to the time when 008 usually goes to bed.

    check back in 8 or 9 hours, then he'll be posting again
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)05:09 No.17746547
    Journal Entry 359

    Lucas breached our defenses. Well, he more went around them. He got outside and just flew onto the balcony. He's been fluctuating between begging and threats all day, but currently he's in begging mode. He just wants us to leave, he's promised he'll never bother us again and keep his hands off the rest of the continent until we're all dead of old age. We told him we'd consider it and that's what we're doing now. He's left and gone back downstairs while we figure this out. I figure that he's just going to stab us in the back the second he can. He's not entirely stable, especially since what we've done to his city. Even if he holds up the deal, the next group of Terrans is going to be fucked over and the ones after that and so on like the ones before us. I feel we need to do something, even if it's just for their revenge. Lucas needs to pay for what he's done, what he's doing and what he's going to do and I'll bring this whole civilization down with him if I have to. At least that's my stance on it. We're still discussing it. The Hind's returned to us and has landed on the balcony. They took to hiding a few miles away behind some dunes while the heat died down and Raina recovered. She's got some scars, even on her elven form, but nothing too dramatic. Marcus is proud of her. The baby's come out of all of this unscathed as has Marika. We're including their input in this decision. They're not Terrans but they've thrown themselves in with us, they should have a voice too.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)05:10 No.17746550
    Alright, sorry that took so long. I wasn't sure which direction to go. Now it's time for bed and I'll see you Gents later.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)05:28 No.17746631

    G'night, 008.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)06:38 No.17746962
    This is amazing.

    Definitely some morally dubious actions, but, y'know what? It's awesome anyways, and I'm sure Avery wouldn't complain too much about the long-term results and the intent behind it.
    >> Starshadow 01/31/12(Tue)06:57 No.17747052
    Just got caught up. Awesome stuff.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)07:57 No.17747411
    They're PCs. If they weren't doing morally dubious things, what the hell kind of PCs would they be?
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)08:06 No.17747473
    Damn right, son.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)09:08 No.17747813
    How far to autosage?
    >> Starshadow 01/31/12(Tue)09:24 No.17747909
    With this post we will be at 278, so danger zone basically. Don't bump too much.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)10:42 No.17748436
    I wonder what fate awaits New Paris...surely Lucas will be held as insane...will the Terrans start bringing their concepts of Justice and Equality? With a Kindle full of Wikipedia; they may well have a copy of the declaration of independence.

    How might that fly here, the notion that all sentient life forms are created equal and with certain unalienable rights.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)10:43 No.17748443
    Morning bump.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)11:48 No.17749023
    A well regulated adventuring party, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to mind rape, shall not be infringed.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)12:14 No.17749268
    Well Lucas needs to be put down. He's too crazy to live, well exist. Also I don't think Earth documents should be appliedin fantasyland. They should be allowed to make their own laws governing themselves. However constitutional monarchy would be best bet to go with. Perhaps setting it up along the lines of British parliament. With checks and balances of the American federal government.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)13:06 No.17749759

    With a largely lower-class, illiterate population, having a representative democracy like that may not be feasible, as a large portion of the population either won't be able to get information regarding the goings-on of the government, or care at all.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)13:15 No.17749842
    Then settup an electoral system meant to last forty years; while one of the first goals of the new government is for public education focusing on history, arithmetic, and literacy. Once the time of the Electoral system is finished, have a preplanned system set to utilize the popular vote instead.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)13:23 No.17749925
    Too dangerous to let live. They turned scientific progress into a goddamn religion. When the concept of advancement gets so convoluted and corrupted where new ideas are basically harvested straight from someone's brain, it's time to start over.

    Tabula Rasa. Wipe this place clean
    >> anti-008 01/31/12(Tue)13:52 No.17750218
    Bumping as a notification to everyone that my ban has been removed. You'd better have a convincing explanation as to why you managed to get me banned fanboy. I see no motive except for constructive criticism which doesnt' seem to be to your liking.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:00 No.17750313
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    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:02 No.17750332

    Dude, don't encourage him.

    Just ignore him and wait for 008 to come back with the next entries.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:02 No.17750341
    why did you reply
    i dont understand
    explain your train of thought to me please
    tell me why that was a good idea and something you absolutely had to do
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:18 No.17750504
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    We didn't 'get' you banned. All we did was report you to the mods. They looked at your posts, tallied up your rules violations, and decided to ban you as a lesson. You have nobody to blame but yourself. Go read the rules. And, more importantly, try to understand the culture of /tg/. We're the most civil of all of 4chan's boards. Acting rude, slinging insults, picking fights, and trying to verbally abuse other posters? Not welcome here. Don't do it anymore.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)14:47 No.17750786
    Journal Entry 360

    We made our decision. We moved our bomb ingredients off the Hind and mixed them. It took a few hours, but when we were done, we had our one ton bomb and a five minute fuse. We would run.. for now, but we were going to leave a parting gift. We had a 5 minute fuse set up. We drew straws as to who would light it. I got the short straw, so I had to light it. I was given a torch from below deck. We made sure everything we wanted was on the ship and everyone was ready to pull out. Then I walked over and lit the fuse. I made it two steps away when suddenly the Rheingraf spymaster appeared and stabbed me through the gut. From the shock, I dropped the torch on the bomb crate. I think they knew what was going to happen; I saw the airship suddenly lift off and shoot into the sky. I grabbed the spymaster with all my remaining strength. I figured the explosion would be enough to destroy his enchantments once and for all. Then the bomb went off and I died. Well, my body did anyways. The explosion caused a chain reaction of collapses, the upper half of the arcology collapsed in on itself. The city was evacuated. I was in a daze for a few hours before I realized what had happened. I'm detached now, permanently. I spotted the Hind circling the ruins and I managed to flag them down, and here I am. Everyone is kind of in shock, and so am I. I don't feel anything.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:48 No.17750806
    Oh fuck. I'd been wondering where that bastard was.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:51 No.17750848
    Welcome to the incorporeal club.
    We tried to have membership cards, but that worked out about as well as one might expect.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:58 No.17750912

    Well, shit. Hope you can get your clothes ghost touched.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:59 No.17750926
    well shit son, you are dead.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)14:59 No.17750928
    You used the word 'nigger' outsdide /b/. That alone is bannable.

    You're 'constructive criticism' consisted of you going from "This is stolen", to 'This is written poorly', while you yourself could do no better.

    Then you spammed these threads.

    Racist remarks, poor quality posts, and spamming. 3 offenses. I'm surprised the ban didn't last longer.

    Sage because I'm contributing nothing, and I'm sure this thread is close to autosage.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)15:02 No.17750956
    it's over 300 posts already
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)15:07 No.17751003
    I naively thought you were an elaborate troll. But it dawns on me that you might be not.
    I just... wow...
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)15:09 No.17751029
    Wait...Uncarnate plays weirdly with incorporeal rules, doesn't it. Still fun.
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)15:16 No.17751095
    That's CHEATING
    >> Anonymous 01/31/12(Tue)15:21 No.17751166
    He should have been detached when he lit the fuse, since he can still move things while detached.

    They can probably rebuild him. Harder. Better. Faster. Stronger. I'm sure they can continue feeding information to the university in order to get that done for free or for cheap.

    Also, thank you based mods.
    >> 008 01/31/12(Tue)15:22 No.17751169
    New Thread >>17751162

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