>>Previous threads can be found at: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Sorceress%20Quest>>Character sheet and artifact list can be found at: http://pastebin.com/Fk0iR5bN>Fate Points: 1>Signature spells: Summon Elemental, Control Magic, Soulfire>Funds: Medium>Location: Jormungandr, Hobgoblin isles.Marigold is sleeping on her bed, and you're worriedly checking up on her- She's been unconscious ever since the ankh and flower had been removed- The ankh which is currently entirely wrapped up, and the flower had been relocated to one of the planters in Marigold's room.You screw up your eyes and think. You don't know what the mask is- The Wanderer's identity, perhaps? That seems reasonable. But there has to be more to it than that. . .Your throughts are distracted by Neiriel calling out 'You!' and smashing into something with her staff. You rush outside to see Gehenna on the ground, having been bowled over. Neiriel held up her staff."Where's your damn brother?!" She asked, and shook the staff menacingly.
>>19725037Ragnarok's dead, Neiriel.
>>19725066"Raggy's dead, Neiry."
>>19725066That would about sum it up.
"Ragnarok's dead, Neiriel." You say."And he's here because. . " Neiriel asked."Because he wants to be." Kaliel said, opening the door to her cabin. "That's how queenie over here works. If you want to repent, you can repent. She's the forgiving type, and she's rubbing off on Raziel. Neither of them care what he's done in the past, and neither do I."
>>19725129"Gehenna gave up on Eidolon, driving the twins apart. Ragnarok... He couldn't. He thought he could stab Eidolon in the back once his plan to turn the world into a magical utopia came to fruition, and take the reins from the madman. He even invited Eidolon's soul into his body, after he lost himself completely. Apparently he didn't see how this would conflict with his plan. I wanted to bring them both into the fold, but I could only win over Gehenna. I still feel terrible about it."
>>19725129Yeah, what Creepybeak said.
>>19725182>He even invited Eidolon's soul into his body, after he lost himself completely.That didn't happen. Even assuming that he actually turned into Eidolon which is unlikely (probably an illusion from the Wanderer to get him killed), he had no say in the decision because he was in stasis.
>>19725182>"Gehenna gave up on Eidolon, driving the twins apart. Ragnarok... He couldn't. He thought he could stab Eidolon in the back once his plan to turn the world into a magical utopia came to fruition, and take the reins from the madmanis fine. The rest of it... not so much. We don't know if he actually turned into Eidolon, or if that was simply trickery. I'm leaning towards trickery.The second the last sentence isn't really accurate either. We just wanted them to not work against us.
"Do you even know the kinds of things he and his brother did?""I do." Kaliel responded. "Destroyed Raziel's undead, stopped some of Uriel's schemes, killed the last High Lord Sirius. . .all on Eidolon's orders.""Eidolon? You mean. . they were part of the game?""Gehenna gave up on Eidolon, driving the twins apart. Ragnarok... He couldn't." You say. "He thought he could stab Eidolon in the back once his plan to turn the world into a magical utopia came to fruition, and take the reins from the madman." ". .For what it's worth." Gehenna said. "I'm sorry."Neiriel looked to the three of you, then sighed, and pulled Gehenna to his feet."Don't do anything else to anyone, and then maybe we can be civil." Neiriel said."There's hardly anything I can do." He responded. "Without my tome, I can't use my specialty very well."". . .Fair enough." She said.
>>19725243How did your talk with Azariel go?
Just a suggestion but at some point we should scry Vanko.
>>19725243Would it be possible to put Ragnarok's body in stasis? Just in case we'll need him later?
>>19725204It's a turn of phrase. What's the problem here? Maybe a little too religious a turn of phrase, but Ishelda does have a rather religious dedication to benevolence wherever possible, so even then it makes some sense.>>19725214He might have met Eidolon in his dreams. They do say that they are a window into the soul. Tons of fantasy has dreams as another plane.>>19725232True, it's conjecture. But how would he activate his illusion magic while in stasis? And why would he set up such a specific contingency? I still think he was literally becoming Eidolon.Besides. 'Not working against us' naturally transits to 'friends' in this quest.>>19725243"Now, Neiriel, I'm going to assume you know what to do with the children? I'm afraid Azariel's instructions were little more than 'take them to Neiriel.'"
"How did your talk with Azariel go?""It was very... informative." She said. "But we have a location I can bring Kaliel and Dariel to.. as well as raise my daughter.""What?!" Kaliel asked- you see her surprised for the first time since you'd met her. "You're with egg?""I'm in human form now, so there's no egg. . but yes.""Who's the father?" She asked.Nieriel gave her a mysterious, cryptic smile in response.
>>19725305Just don't tell me it's that grumpy meaniepants Venus'
>>19725305Personally, I suspect it's Cassiel. Not that I think we should say it.>>19725316I assume you're going for the ridiculous here.
>>19725305Raziel was right! Congratulations!
"Raziel was right! Congratulations! Just don't tell me it's that. . . " You say, spluttering as you try to find words for Venus."It's not the High Lord Venus." She said. "It was a human, yes, but they'll likely never remember me. Was a man with a most peculiar talent. . "She shook her head."Miss Ishelda, may myself, Kaliel, and Dariel stay on board until we get to our destination?"
>>19725348NoAnd summon this goddamn Rattata
>>19725348"I'd be happy to have you. I'd been hoping to borrow a book or two of Dariel's, as well. It's come to my attention that my actual understanding of magic is... quite lacking, recently."
>>19725348Why are you even asking?
>>19725348I'd be delighted.
>>19725348"Of course"We still need to make our minion creature thing with Kaliel. We've had that roll for how many threads now?
>>19725274I'll second this.>>19725348:Of course! But I should fill you in a bit about them, since I have no idea how long it's been since you saw the children. Dariel wants to be a warrior, so you will have to tutor him in many different arts and fields. I would suggest primarily shapeshifting, so he can be strong enough to fight. Perhaps a gryphon would be a suiting form. Sir Kristoph can probably teach him swordsmanship while he's with us. Kaliel is studying the nature of life, magical and physical. She's focusing on engineering new forms of life, largely living machines rather than any sentient or sapient ones. This work appears very questionable, but despite her cold logical approach, she actually has it very much under control ethically and is doing nothing warranting more than the odd inquiry about her research. Just don't be creeped out by the awful stares of some of her creations; they LOOK as if their thoughts are of pure malevolence but they do not in fact have the faculties to feel even the basest version of such a concept. Now, where do you need to go? We're on a bit of a detour right now."
"I'd be happy to have you." You say. "I'd been hoping to borrow a book or two of Dariel's, as well. It's come to my attention that my actual understanding of magic is... quite lacking, recently.""Well, let's go see to Dariel and I'll pick out some beginner books. From what Azariel told me, you can use magic without restrictions or limits, correct? Then I'll just get you the books on the very nature of magic, and wizard spells, summoning circles, and incantations. I don't believe you'll ever be able to use them, but. . you won't ever need to, either." She said, and you led her and Kaliel to Dariel's quarters. Neiriel came out with a small pile of books, and dumped them into your arms. "I'm going to need to speak with Dariel a bit about his specialization. . if you don't mind." She said, and closed the door.You were left alone with Kaliel, and it's . .rather awkward. So you say the only thing you can come up with."May I have your help with something?""So." She said, back in her room, a quill and parchment in front of her. "You want some kind of minion, right? What do you want it to be like?"
>>19725406It should appear non-threatening, but be capable of violence if necessary.
>>19725421Yes.And with mind and emotions maybe?
>>19725406"Well. Maybe something amorphous? A small, shapeshifting being. Like a sort of demi-kalak familiar, a bird of prey that could perch on my arm or shoulder. Maybe a little like that flightless, scaly raptor you made, but without that awful glare. Give it a meager animal-like mind to start, but with great capacity for learning, maybe even in magic; I don't want to construct a being's mind, that would be simply wrong, so instead I will let it construct itself. And... Can it be FLUFFY?"
>>19725406"Something... Utilitarian, I think. Suited to mundane, non-combat tasks primarily. To just... generally help out, perhaps to assist in the building of what will be Arcturus, once the Warped Lands are cleansed."I think that's what we're going for?
>>19725443So basically a pet kalak.
What about insectoid of some type?
Zerg drone please
Why do we want a familiar again?
>>19725450Pet DEMI-kalak. It's outright a bird, or one of those little winged flying raptors. It's the equivalent of a kalak pseudodragon.
>>19725477BEAR IS DEADAnd zerg please or Rattata
hey what about that zerg drone at 97 then the ratata at 75 infested as a roll of 96
"Fluffy." You say. "Something. . utilitarian, I think. Suited to mundane tasks.. To just... generally help out, perhaps."She sighs."I'm going to make it small." She said, starting to sketch. "And. . rodent-y. But capable of violence is necessary.""Can it have a mind and emotions, maybe?"". . . So you want me to make you a person? That's rather silly. I'm making something completely unique." She said, and started scratching out a strange creature on the paper. It had four long legs, and two strange limbs on it's back, complete with appendages and retractable claws. "What color do you want the fur?" She asked.
>>19725477Because more friends is always good. Now, how about we please everyone and make it a fluffy winged zergling-hawk?
>>19725481Uh, Grayson is not dead?
>>19725481What? No he isn't. Grayson's fine.>>19725482I don't even know what you're saying. This is a result of that 97, though.
>>19725493Oooo, Purple.Or perhaps whatever was primary in the Arcturan coat of arms.
Brown please i want it to shine too
>>19725493"Purest, shiny white. Blindingly so. For maximum fluffiness. The reason I want it to have a mind is simply because that's more useful to me than just a flesh-golem. The question is, can you do it?"
>>19725493We should be studying the magic she's doing in case we want to copy her technique later
"Hmm. . .Purple? And white." You say."Sure thing." she said, marking the parchment."The reason I want it to have a mind is simply because that's more useful to me than just a flesh-golem. The question is, can you do it?""Most likely not." Kaliel said. "Wiping a mind is easy. Creating one is a bit more difficult. But to make something smarter than an animal is. . almost impossible. I can give it the mind of an animal, though. Like a dog, perhaps. Dogs are loyal."
>>19725544"That would be good to start with." Grin mischievously.
>getting a pokemon>not getting a squirtleI just got here and wtf do you niggas think you're doin'?
>>19725544"That's plenty, thank you. Though, you could always take a look at Grayson's brain with that glass of yours; dire animals are far more intelligent than any normal animal, working from the same base of a normal one to be as smart as any man or smarter."
>>19725544"Why not just wipe it's mind, and I'll give it one later? Magic, and all that.
>>19725604Err, why not just keep its mind and build on it with magic?
"That would be good to start with." You say."Okay. . " She put a few more marks on the parchment.Then she pulled out, from under her desk, reams and reams of paper, with hundreds, or thousands of marks. Every so often, she copied a line from one bit of paper to the one she's working with."Though, you could always take a look at Grayson's brain with that glass of yours.""Won't work." She said. "Magic intelligence doesn't change the way the brain looks. And it's way too complex for me right now." She said.
>>19725622"There's a distinction between physical and magical intelligence?"
"There's a distinction between physical and magical intelligence?" You ask, and Kaliel nods."Magical intelligence is. . strange. It can't be made, it just has to happen on it's own. Like the two artifacts you and Ell carry around." She said. "And it has no grounding in . . physical phenomena. If I were to take the glass to your dire bear, I would see no difference between it and a normal bear's brain."She finished sketching- It looked somewhat like a large, yet very fluffy rodent, with two spindly limbs reaching from it's back.If you knew what a zergling or what a rattata was, you could have easily called it a bastard crossbreed of the two, with extra fuzzy."How's this?" She asked. "Am I missing anything?"
>>19725766"Can you give the limbs some manipulators? Not necessarily hands. Pincers, or retractable tentacles, maybe."
>>19725795>retractable tentaclesI've made enough hentai to know where this is going.
>>19725766Perfect but is it capable of mutating into structure of some sort that will spread some type of organic matariel around and give structure ability to reproduce this being?
>>19725804Stop thinking dirty things! They're just convenient, they can come out of of slits in the spikes and do so without sacrificing their stabbin' capabilities.
"Can you give the limbs some manipulators? Not necessarily hands. Pincers?""They already have pincers." She said. "You can't see it from the sketch, but these runes specify that the spikes at the top split into three digits. Not very adroit, but the thing's paws can do anything the . . 'hands' can't." She shrugged, and continued copying runes. "This will take a bit for me to set up." She said, hunched over the table with reams of paper covering it. "Go bug someone else."
>>19725852"Thank you."Let's go read.
rolled 56 = 56>>19725852Lets become lich
>>19725852"Thanks, Kaliel. Anything I can do to repay this favor or hasten the process?"
rolled 14 = 14Make some magic
rolled 46 = 46>>19725852I do not 'bug', I pester.Now would be a good time to scry Vanko
rolled 65 = 65Try creating pocket dimession in which you could stay alive for long time
rolled 82 = 82>>19725914That's not how you scry.
"Thanks, Kaliel. Anything I can do to repay this favor, or hasten the process?" You ask.She looks up at you, and gives you. . the creepiest look you've ever seen."I can call in this favor later. . So you'll just owe me." She said, and smiled.You go back to Marigold's room, books in hand- She's still asleep, and you want to be there when she wakes up.First, you need to try to scry Vanko. You close your eyes, and scry. You expend some energy, and you find. . nothing but fog. Almost as if he'd completely vanished.With a sigh, you pull away from the spell. . And try again.. . All you see is the mask. The faceless, featureless, porcelain mask that hides inside a pocket of space near your head. As if it can tell when it's been seen, it whispers 'Gareth' again.
>>19725951The mask ate himsweet
>>19725951Oh shut up.
rolled 81 = 81>>19725951Fuck this cast silence on mask
>>19725951THE MASK ATE VANKO'S BEING! THE WANDERER REALLY IS JACK OF BLADES!Oh God. How do we get him out? HOW DO WE GET HIM OUT?
rolled 33 = 33Hey gusy you know what?Lets give mask to wanderer what is worst that could happen?
rolled 39 = 39>>19725972
rolled 52 = 52Summon Ork
rolled 90 = 90>>19726009Even better.... SUMMON TWO ORKS
>>19725951Eat some pie.
"Oh, shut up." You say, and weave a spell around the mask.It whispers. . but you don't hear anything. It worked. You pull your attentions away from the scry, and get to work reading.The most basic thing about magic is that it is a form of raw energy. . One generated by the spellcaster, and kept within their body until used. In order to cast a spell, the spellcaster uses two different methods- somatic and verbal components, sometimes combining the two to amplify the spell's effect. However, the spell can be manipulated by the caster's mind, and familiarity with a spell- For example, to change the color a light spell emanates, or the shape of a fireball's explosion. . .You keep reading for some time, until behind you, Marigold murmurs."Ishelda?" She asked, her eyes bleary.
rolled 76 = 76>>19726046So he will destroy all demons give us candy and then suicide?
>>19726060"Marigold? How are you feeling? You kind of coughed up the Ankh, and I was worried."
"Marigold? How are you feeling? You kind of coughed up the Ankh, and I was worried.""My head hurts, and my power is tired." She said. "My muscles keep aching, like I'd been running a marathon." She said, pulling herself up. Then she blinked. "What's that flower?" She asked, pointing at the flower that had sprouted from her torso several hours ago.
>>19726106"It came from a seed I gave to Vanko in his Truth, which bloomed and popped out of your chest. It became real when... When the mask came back, from me trying to get rid of it- don't say that word again, Marigold, it will lead to terrible, terrible things- and did something to Vanko. It seems like he's stuck in the mask now, and I don't know how to get him out. I need to ask Ser Bubbles if he knows anything about it so I can destroy it and free Vanko."
"It came from a seed I gave to Vanko in his Truth, which bloomed and popped out of your chest." You say. "It became real when... When the mask came back, from me trying to get rid of it- don't say that word again, Marigold, it will lead to terrible, terrible things- and did something to Vanko.""I. . I shouldn't have said that word, should I have?" She asked. "I- I'm sorry, I didn't think about it."She hung her head, and then the airship shuddered."We're at the isle of man." Redglare called out, from above deck.
>>19726217"Where?"Let's go see
>>19726217"When did we enter the Irish Sea? Why do I know what the Irish Sea is?"
>>19726253Probably the isle of former human slaves
"Where?" You ask, climbing above deck."Well, that's what we're thinking of calling it." Redglare said, looking down and waving. Below was a large farming village, with humans and hobgoblins of all kinds. "It's one of the islands we're giving away." He said. "But I suspect the actual inhabitants will come up with their own name for it. It's where the humans were kept, mostly."As the airship shuddered to the ground, Redglare spoke up to some of the other hobgoblins- children and women, mostly, you see. "The message has been delivered." He said. "But they won't believe us until we start to return the humans."He turned to some of the assorted humans. "Which of you would like to come to Venus Province?" He asked. . And some of the largest, bulkiest men raised their hands, stepping foward."Soldiers." Kristoph whispered in your ear.
>>19726304"I expect all of you to behave yourselves while on my ship. It should only take us (Insert amount of time here) to reach Venus."
>>19726319Also lets put Grayson on guard duty for them. If he ever need to subdue them he can just flip his hat.
>>19726335And i almost forgot, if they plan on doing something mean, Grayson will have a larger chance of overhearing them, as they will not know he can understand them.
"I expect all of you to behave yourselves while on my ship." You say, as you speak with the Tone Of Command in your voice. "It should only take us a day or so to reach Venus."The soldiers, no doubt, can tell exactly what that tone means. They salute, and come aboard, bringing nothing with them but the clothing on their backs. The hobgoblin women and children, you see, are wearing even less than the humans- scraps, and rags.
rolled 44 = 44I VOTE FOR THAT WE WILL SUMMON TALKING DRAGON DIDLO
rolled 70 = 70>>19726389OKAY IT CAN BE DRAGON DIDLO AND SECOND DRAGON DIDLO
>>19726389>>19726403Don't be ridiculous, that might break the sacrifice.
rolled 34 = 34>>19726441OKAY SO WHAT ABOUT TALKING DOLPHIN ANTHRO THAT CAN FLY?
rolled 48 = 48>>19726460OKAY OKAY ITS NOT ANTHRO
>>19726460Nah, creating a dildo doesn't really suit the character of Ishelda.
rolled 44 = 44>>19726468SO WHAT ABOUT THAT WE WILL MAKE GIANT SAND CASTLE
>>19726385Let's throw a party. They've had an unfortunate experience, indeed. It's time for us to, if only for a time, turn Jormungandr into a CRUISE LINER.
"Hey, Marigold." You say, as she climbs up from below deck. "Are you up for. . throwing a party?!""Yes!" She cried. "I get to make more cake, right?"A few hours later, the soldiers- led by Captain Grimmauld, you find out, are all lounging on the deck, using chairs they'd brought from the cargo room."This is rather calm." Grimmauld said. "I expected more to happen. More than strange sweets and tea parties, at least.""It's a ship led by a little girl." One of the soldiers say. "Did you expect anything else? Bhahahaha."
>>19726572And then there was rape.Or maybe the wanderer will appear.Or maybe the Void Queen will burst forth.Something bad is going to happen, is what I'm saying.
>>19726572Have they met Grayson yet? They should meet Grayson.Correct them that we are not just any little girl, we were princess of Arcturus, and shall be queen properly once the land is cleared.
>>19726572"Oh, sure, laugh at the little girl who saved your bums from slavery at the forges, or looking at your builds, manning The Wall, by storming the devil's castle, slaying dozens of abominations and later closing the hellish gates. Ha ha. Hee hee."If he laughs again, give him the most serious face of dread possible. Just the abridged, condensed version of the tale should be enough, no need to mention Kyvann or Azariel."How would you like to liven things up? I have some terrible Lizardfolk alcoholic tea, if that would help you have a better time."
You urge Grayson to come above deck, and the massive bear does- over the past few weeks, he's really been bulking up- and the floorboards creak."I must correct you- I'm not just any little girl." You say, as the massive bear walks up from behind you. "I am the princess of Arcturus, and will be queen properly, once the warped lands are cleared."Judging by the looks on the soldiers' faces, Grayson decided not to bring his hat this time.He harrumphs, and the captain falls out of his chair.
>>19726572"Really, that is no way to speak about a queen. ESPECIALLY not while she is present. But if you really feel that way, we could do some sparring. I need the training."
>>19726635"Grayson! You decided to attend the party, excellent. But where's your hat? There's a dress code, you know."
rolled 7 = 7>>19726635"Grayson! You forgot your hat!" Offer to help the captain up. Perhaps magically.
>>19726663I'm quite sure a lot of the people we're delivering don't have hats.
>>19726671Make them hats!
rolled 81 = 81>>19726675That's kind of a mad hatter-esque solution, I like it.
rolled 73 = 73Lets make hats for everyone
rolled 16 = 16>>19726706Ha! My roll was better!
"Grayson. You decided to attend the party." You say. "Excellent. But where's your hat? There's a dress code, you know."The bear harrumphs, turns around, and goes back below deck."Dress code?" The captain asks, climbing back into his chair. "I wasn't aware there was a dress code."In response, you snap your fingers. . And hats fall from the sky, landing on everyone's heads.He doesn't seem fazed- He just looks up at the brim of his own hat."I see." He said.Grayson climbs back up, his hat balanced precariously on his head- it seems that the hat is getting a bit too small for him, and doesn't fit properly anymore. The soldiers seem a tad less bothered.
rolled 34 = 34>>19726728Make the hat more tailored to his size! Also, conjure a table with little snacks! And suits all around! With waistcoats! Fancy times!
rolled 86 = 86>>19726728Make Grayson's hat fit.
rolled 32 = 32>>19726748Curse you, dice gods! Fancy times will not be denied!
rolled 91 = 91>>19726728"Oh, come now. It's like you gentlemen haven't seen a dapper dire bear before.">>19726748I'll second this.
>>19726768Thank you for lending me your rolling prowess, kind gentleanon. I fear the dice are not with me.
>>19726728In addition to magical shenanigans, we should make introductions of the rest of the "crew," and maybe talk to the captain a bit, about his time with the hobgoblins.
With a spell, you modify Grayson's hat so that it fits more properly. The bear harrumphs again, and then sits down at the end of the table, foregoing a chair.As the rest of the crew (perhaps smelling cake) comes above deck, you introduce the soldiers to the crew. When you introduce Raziel, you hear a few crude jokes from the back, and someone saying something about this being 'a nice trip' but the captain just gives them a glare, and they shut up."So, Captain Grimmauld, can you tell me about your time with the hobgoblins?" You ask."Which time?" He asked. "The time I was fighting them, or the time I was helping them?"
>>19726833"Both, I suppose. I've heard stories from both sides already, but I always like hearing people's stories."
>>19726833"Which would you prefer?"
"Both, I suppose. I've heard stories from both sides already, but I always like hearing people's stories.""Fighting them was. . strange." He said. "They would show up at the coastal villages. . but they never actually tried to fight anyone. They just kidnapped, and never said a word. But when you drew steel. . they would become complete terrors, as if they were used to fighting something much larger and powerful than you. Waiting was the hard part. You just patrol across the coast, and just wait to see them in the distance. The myths made them sound like they were. . monsters, or unstoppable, ruthless warriors."He shrugged. "I much preferred helping them. When I and my crew were captured, they simply put us to work farming. We weren't. . mistreated, or anything like that, and there were people who preferred living on the island, rather than the provinces. It was. . simpler, and there were always new children being born, both humans and hobs. Before then, I hated them more than anyone. . well, not as much as the high lord, but anyone *else*."He sighed, and leaned back."It was rather idyllic. It wasn't easy work, but it was calm."
>>19726931"Actually, you're spot on. Usually they DO fight something much larger and more powerful. Fortunately, the thing they were fighting is gone now from this world. That's why you're being freed."
>>19726931"Well, they were used to fighting creatures much larger and more powerful. The same beasts that destroyed Marigold's and my home, before we came here."
"Actually, you're spot on. Usually, they *do* fight something much larger and more powerful." You say. "Fortunately, the thing they were fighting is gone now from this world. That's why you're being freed.""Freed isn't the word I'd use." He said. "More like. . being set loose. There's a difference. You saw those hobgoblins at the beach, right? How they wore scraps? They took the least food, they took the least supplies, and worked just as much as we did. They chose to do that. . Because they felt guilty. We were captured, yes, but we were. . honored, too, I suppose you could say."
>>19727040"That makes sense. From my interactions with the Hobgoblins they are a very noble people, very bound to duty. I admire them, in a way."
"That makes sense. From my interactions with the Hobgoblins, they are a very noble people, very bound to duty." You say. "I admire them, in a way.""I would too. . if I hadn't seen them train their young for war." He said. "Who would do that kind of thing to a child?"
>>19727103"From experience I'd say it works quite well, they didn't really have the chance to go easy on anybody."
>>19727103That's because of the things they were fighting. Even with such a harsh training regimen I was surprised they were able to hold off the demons for so long.
>>19727103Someone who has no choice is they want the child to have a chance to live.
>>19727103"You didn't see what they were fighting. In fact, I am training with a Hobgoblin warlord now, to improve my skill at arms."
"From experience, I'd say it works quite well." You say. "They didn't really have the chance to go easy on anybody.""From experience?" He asked.Then he glanced at the sword at your hip, and then at Redglare."I see.""You didn't see what they were fighting." You say, a bit more sternly than you intended."And you have?"
>>19727103"Someone who spend their lives protecting the world."
>>19727157"They were fighting the same force that destroyed my world, and were stopped on the brink of destroying this one."
>>19727157"Oh yes, they burned my world."
>>19727157I've fought them before. Those things are the reason Arcturus is no more.
>>19727157Create an illusionary demon. A big scary spiky one. Make sure to mention that they're immortal.
>>19727179And scare everyone on the ship? No thanks, people jumping would make a mess.
rolled 60 = 60>>19727157Go very still. "Oh yes. Many, many times. I could show you, if you like."Rollan for an illusionary demon.
rolled 15 = 15>>19727191But just a small one initially, and with proper warnings.
>>19727199I'm still against it
'nam flashback stare "Oh yes. I've seen them before."
>>19727210Why not? Only if he says yes, any way.
"Oh, yes." You say. "They burned my world. those. . *things* are the reason Arcturus is no more. I could show you, if you like.""I'll.. pass." He said. "I don't want to scare my soldiers." He said, and took another bite of cake. "They're a bit twitchy, after that bear. Speaking of which, it seems you have quite a few nonhumans on board. There's the hobgoblin, the elf, and a few of those. . bird people?""Kalak." Raziel said."Right, Kalak."
>>19727251"There used to be more people, and orcs, this is originally an orcish ship. Sadly, we had to go our separate ways."
>>19727251"Yes, there also was at some point a couple humans, the orcish crew the ship belong to, and a few other prominent elven figures, among others."
>>19727251There's also some lizardmen somewhere around here as well.
>>19727251"Well, their forms certainly aren't human, perhaps they even seem strange to many, but their hearts and minds are as human as any children of man I've met. I've found that's what matters; their hearts, not their bodies."
>>19727251There are some lizardmen around somewhere as well. We just dropped off all the kobolds though.
"Yes, there also was, at some point, a couple humans, the orcish crew the ship used to belong to, and a few other prominent elven figures, among others." You say. "There are some lizardmen around somewhere, as well. We just dropped off a kobold clan, recently, though.""That's. . rather interesting." He said. "You're almost the opposite of the high lord, really. I could see the two of you butting heads."
>>19727322"He already tried to shoot us from the sky."
>>19727327I'm good with this.
>>19727322"We did butt heads briefly but arrows don't deal with magical shields all that well."
>>19727322"We already did, a bit, but I'm trying to avoid it. He's a man worthy of respect, and hence I don't want to unnecessarily conflict with him over ideals or provoke him walking my delightfully rag-tag, speaking of species at least, company about his house. But he's also a stubborn, crass git. And that oversized fur cape is simply TACKY!"
"We did butt heads, briefly, but arrows don't deal with magical shields all that well.""I see." He said. "I think I can envision Venus tr-"There was a clatter from the other end of the deck."Back. The fuck. Away." Kristoph said, putting a gauntleted hand on one of the soldier's chests."Or what? You'll poke me with your sword?" The soldier asked. "You highborn don't know how to fight.""Oh, I don't? Then I demand satisfaction." Kristoph said, putting on his helmet. "Draw your sword."
>>19727404"No dueling over Raziel's honor on the ship!"
Let them fight it out.calmly "Try not to kill each other please."
>>19727404As the captain of the ship, we have the right to decide if the demand is justified or not. Let him state his reasons.
>>19727404"Oh bother. A duel. This is bad, bad, bad. Right, someone needs to preside over this. Ten paces apart, swords drawn, only to submission. Please don't hurt one another too badly over... Whatever this is about. Kristoph, what is this about? These men have hardly been on the ship more than a few hours!"
>>19727404"I think your man's picked the wrong man to bait, captain. Kristoph's no slouch with that sword he carries. Marigold, do think you'll be able to heal the man when this is done?"
>>19727404Marigold, one of the soldiers needs healing!
"Oh, bother." You say, getting to your feet as the other soldier draws his own sword- A shortsword, just like the one Fellwind used. "Ten paces apart. Swords drawn, only to submission. Don't hurt one another too badly over... whatever this is about. Kristoph, what *is* this about?""The soldier was getting rather too familiar with me." Raziel said, mild amusement on her face as the knight and soldier stand ten paces apart. "I'm rather pleased with the result.""Every good party has entertainment at the end." Captain Grimmauld said. "Don't lose, Raul!"
>>19727448"Kick his butt, Kristoph!"
>>19727448"Right, before this starts I want Mar here in case Raul gets hurt. Mar?"
>>19727448"Defend the honor of your fair lady Raziel, Sir Kristoph! Give the hooligan what-for! Ah, no offense intended, Captain."
rolled 91 = 91>>19727448marigold, we may need your assistance later!(where did he get his sword from? I thought they were prisoners...)
>>19727477They probably were returned their equipment, or what their equipment largely was
>>19727477I expect...>>19727482Beat me to it.
rolled 93 = 93>>19727482and here I'm delving into socio-economics here......but...exabyte said that the hobgoblands were low in iron and other valuable metals back when we first met them. I'd assume that every scrap of steel and iron would have been transported off to the forges of the wall guarding force to be modified for hobs or smelted down into raw ingots to make more weapons with.
>>19727448I'm expecting Kristoph to easily handle this. And then for exabyte to kill everything we hold dear in the best plot twist ever. Or do something that'll let Ishelda quote this little speech.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6heaoBQN97E
>>19727506It's probably a sword that was going to the wall, but is no longer needed (Due to the lack of demons.) I'd guess that it is brand new.
rolled 29 = 29>>19727521a most valid point...I had not considered that...
>>After the wall was no longer needed, neither were the weapons. They were either made into tools or kept as weapons, but they were all sent to the islands."Right. Before this starts, I want Marigold here in case Raul gets hurt. Mar?""I'm right here." She said, running to your side."Now, you heard her terms." The captain told the soldier. "Stick to them, or I'll give you hell when we get back.""Yes sir." The soldier responded.The duel was rather. . flashy, but the result was exactly as you thought it would be. Despite being weighed down by heavy armor, Kristoph's sword had much more reach than the soldier's short sword, and despite that. . .Kristoph was *good*. The blade tore through the air, almost as good as the official melee spars you've seen at festivals. No, even better. At the last moment, when the blades were crossed, Kristoph did a strange twisting manuver- The soldier's shortsword was torn out of his hands, and skidded across the ground, where Raziel stepped on it to stop it.Kristoph's blade whipped up to the soldier's throat. "I believe I've won." He said.
>>19727528Applaud. "Very well done! Both of you!"
>>19727528"Well won Kristoph! And well fought good soldier, but after this I ask you to please keep your flirtations to a minimum. After all, I expect that there will be any women awaiting the return of the "Strong men who braved the lands of the hobgoblins."
rolled 54 = 54>>19727528indeed you have...(to grimmauld) what say you that this man does the dishes for this little party hmmm?(to raziel in private) did I hear you correctly, you INTENDED for this to happen?otherwise just generally enjoy a pleasnt ride to the venus city, perhaps pouring a little power into the crystals if we happen to have some to burn...
"Very well won, Kristoph! And well fought, good soldier, but after this, I ask you to keep your flirtations to a minimum." You say.The soldier grumbles, catches the blade as Raziel throws it to him, and then sheathes it, before going off to mope."Did I hear you correctly?" You ask Raziel. "You *intended* for this to happen?""I didn't intend for it to happen. . . But I don't mind it much, either." She said.
>>19727571"...You're such a girl, Raziel."
rolled 100 = 100>>19727571EH WHAT, BUT WHY!
>>19727571To the soldiers: "Please let this not be representative for how nobles generally fight. Kristoph is an exception. Most other nobles are just as bad as you imagined."
>>19727596>Useless Nat 100Why dice gods, why?
>>19727596Fate point get.
rolled 54 = 54>>19727596well that blows...can I attach that hundred, or this roll to the whole pouring power into the crystals to make us go faster? I want to be assured of the hobs safety...
rolled 83 = 83>>19727596>that statement>that roll>that feel.
"..You're such a girl, Raziel.""Of course." Marigold said. "Who *wouldn't* like knights and soldiers fighting over them?"Raziel simply smiled"Please let this not be representative for how nobles generally fight." You say. "Kristoph is an exception- Most other nobles are just as bad as you imagined.""And how." Kristoph said. "I'm special.""Oh, Raziel!" Marigold suddenly whispered. "You should have given him a token!""A. . token?" She asked. "What's that?"
>>19727653"A mark of favor, to show that you like him."
>>19727653"Like a bit of clean, fine cloth. A token of your esteem. You know, to show you appreciate the fact he defended your honor!"
rolled 69 = 69>>19727605I broke the automatic bandsaw yesterday...and a 3" drill bit this morning...>>19727608because they love your tears, they mix it with sweet ambrosia to give it a little tang and a lot of kick...>>19727614hell nope>>19727647eh what?>>19727604include in that sentence."...for example look how bad I am at this, Redglare care for a little light sparring?"
>>19727673>Light sparring with Redglare.>Three broken ribs, a severed arm, and a shattered femur later...
rolled 46 = 46>>19727653>>19727670but it's a bit late for that now, at least in public.
rolled 43 = 43>>19727684nothing marri can't fix!
"Like a bit of clean, fine cloth. A token of your esteem." You say. "You know, to show you appreciate the fact that he defended your honor! But it's a bit late for that now.""I see." She said. "I'll remember that next time. Is that rather normal in Arcturus?""Every tourney, I'd get many knights requesting a lady's favour from me." Marigold said. "But never Ishelda- She intimidated them."Marigold giggled- Now that the ankh is gone, she seemed much more cheerful.
>>19727711"Of course! Because of my queenly presence!"
>>19727711"You seem in much better spirits, Marigold. Was Vanko really scaring you that much before?"
>>19727711"Well, I do have fabulous magical powers beyond the ken of mortal man. I'd be intimidated too."
rolled 31 = 31>>19727711>>197277110_o...mari, I was-am way to young to be worried about that sort of thing...and you are too...
rolled 22 = 22>>19727711out of curiosity, how many people are we carrying right now?how do we know grimmauld again?
"Of course! Because of my queenly presence!" You say."You mean that every time someone would come up to you and try to talk to you, you'd simply stare at them with a perfectly straight face while they stammered and embarassed themselves." She said, giggling."You seem in much better spirits." You say, quickly changing the subject- you're rather embarrassed. "Was Vanko really scaring you that much before?""No, it's just. .I feel different now. Back the way I was before I took up the ankh. My magic is behaving, and I can feel the sunshine on my skin again. Plus I don't hear anyone's heartbeats anymore." She said.
>>19727764"I can see how that would be off-putting."
>>19727764"You heard heartbeats...? That's just strange. I'm glad he's out of you, and that you're back to normal, but I'm not so glad about where he went."
rolled 49 = 49>>19727764first this >>19727776 followed by."who here can play a musical instrument!?! some jaunty songs I thing to lighten the mood."conjure instruments as necessary...
>>19727764I guess you don't want it back then? I'll have to find something else to sacrifice it for.
rolled 85 = 85>>19727793dammit this just isn't my day to be useful...re-rolling...
"I can see how that would be off-putting.""You couldn't feel the sun?" Raziel asked."Yeah. . It was just . . cold." She said, and shook her head."I guess you don't want it back, then? I'll have to find something else to sacrifice it for.""Why not seal up the ankh?" Raziel said. "Whatever it does, it might be useful sometime. If you seal it where nobody can get to it, then if you need it later. . . It's better than destroying it, any way."As you watch, Kristoph and another one of the soldiers start sparring. It isn't a duel, not exactly, just a test of skills. Again, Kristoph wins, but not as cleanly as the duel had gone.
>>19727824"I suppose you have a point, Raziel."
>>19727824"No. In the hands of a living person, it forces them to consume the lives of others. In the hands of the dead, it's a perversion of magic. While it might be useful, it is not worth it. I will find an appropriate cause someday."
>>19727824Who wants to live forever if you're miserable for all of it? And Marigold didn't even have to do the whole 'sucking people's blood to live' thing.
rolled 93 = 93>>19727824I still say we should >>19727793 with the instruments...I like jaunty music...then perhaps we go for a little sparring with kristoph or the other soldiers"you needn't worry about hurting me, marigold can fix anything that you break short of an actual decapitation..."
"Who wants to live forever if you're miserable for all of it?" You ask. "In the hands of a living person, it forces them to consume the lives of others. In the hands of the dead, it's a perversion of magic. While it might be useful, it is not worth it.""Artifacts don't only have one use, you know." Raziel responded. "The Heart may be able to sense things, and The Mind may be able to think, but that isn't their only abilities. They're hardly ever understood. . but strange things happen sometimes."You very suddenly recall that flower the ankh had made.
>>19727889"Well... Maybe, with the right handling, it can act as a foci for life magic rather than turning people into vampires or liches. But it would have to be modified so it doesn't meld with a host's heart at the slightest contact with skin, and meddling with the nature of artifacts is risky business. I'll make a note to try later. Until then, it stays in a lockbox, wrapped in tight cloth."
>>19727889However you use it it doesn't change the nature of the artifact. But I won't destroy it just for the sake of destroying it.
"Well... maybe, with the right handling, it can act as a foci for life magic rather than turning people into vampires. Or liches." You say. "But it would have to be modified so it doesn't meld with a host's heart at the slightest contact with skin, and meddling with the nature of artifacts is risky business.""If it's possible at all." She said, and shrugged."I'll make a note to try later. Until then, it stays in it's lockbox, wrapped in cloth."
You, Marigold, and Raziel continued watching each of the soldiers try their own luck against Kristoph. He won most of the time, but lost to the captain, and one of the soldiers who were able to pin Kristoph's blade."Well, it's probably time I get to sleep." Ell said. "We'll be in Venus in the morning. Night, you three.""Night." Raziel said."I'm going to try and get some sleep too- I'm still tired." Marigold said.Soon enough, the deck was entirely cleared, save for you and Raziel.
>>19728000"I'm glad you've managed to find someone, Raziel. I wish you good luck and much happiness with Sir Kristoph, should you manage to woo him."And for something more important than pleasantries."Raziel, I need to talk to Azariel."
>>19728000"Are things working out with your sister? I don't know much about her."
>>19728063Also, since she seems to know so much about how the ankh works, show her the flower thing.
rolled 69 = 69>>19728000so, raziel...you're trying for Kristoph...if the two of you get up to any shenanigans ever for any reason, please leave some kind of marker on your door so I know not to knock and ask who set up a silence spell...
>>19728091>Implying they'd put up a silence spell.>Implying lustful chirping wouldn't fill the ship.>Implying they don't like being caught.>Implying implications.
"Are things working out with your sister? I don't know much about her.""She doesn't really seem like a sister." Raziel responds. "She's more like a mother over anything- She's the oldest, and always comes by and checks up on everyone. Even Uriel or Sadriel. . . But things are working out well. She's actually fairly civil to Gehenna, which is something I thought I'd never see from her.""Also, since you seem to know so much about how the ankh works . . " you say."I don't really know much." She says. "I just know that artifacts aren't reliable. They're unpredictable. Like. . by all rights, I shouldn't have been able to turn the Throne into a totem. It should have been impossible, and shouldn't have worked. But it did. Artifacts are a lot like. .how you do things. It just happens, without rhyme or reason."
rolled 1 = 1>>19728104at this point I'd think raziel would be embarrassed by the thought of being heard...THERE ARE (80 year old) CHILDREN ABOARD THIS SHIP!!!
>>19728120Apparently the dice disagree with you!
rolled 83 = 83>>19728120or however old the young kalaks are...I keep thinking their 30 or 80 or whatever age they are...
>>19728119"So if I made an artifact quill, for writing in books it might let one fly? The throne probably worked as a totem because it was so important to Azariel, a part of his home, and his power."
>>19728119There is always a perfectly good reason for what I do. There is something that I want to happen so I bend the fabric of reality to make it so. It may simply be an extension of my royal presence and sheer stubbornness, reality is afraid to go against my wishes.
"So if I made an artifact quill, for writing books, it might let one fly?""Only you could talk about making artifacts so easily." She said. "But possibly. Quills are made of feathers, so there is a kind of twisted logic there.""The throne probably worked as a totem because it was so important to Azariel. A part of his home, and his power.""Most likely. . but the reason one burns a body to keep it from being resurrected is because you can't make ashes into a totem, or use any of the powerful necromancy that blood is required for." She said. "So I was rather surprised. . But Azariel knew it would work, on some level." She shrugged. "I'm not sure how. Hey, could I have a bit of Ragnarok's body? I want to ask where he took my book."
>>19728185"Isn't your book in Bubbles?"
>>19728199Wrong book, she means the family book.
>>19728185Go ahead, be extremely careful when raising him and be prepared to shut it down at a moments notice. There were a great number of shenanigans that occurred right before his death.
>>19728185"Of course... but it will cost you. ONE FEATHER!"Haha, "I jest. His body needs to be looked after, so you can take care of that if you want."
"Go ahead, but be extremely careful." You say. "There were a great number of shenanigans that occurred right before his death.""Gotcha." She said. "I'll do it up here, then. With white candles, full summoning circle, all that kind of stuff. Marigold needs to plant enough mushrooms here to make a fey circle- that would be interesting." She said, before going below deck. She came back up with a vial of blood, and a box full of materials.She lit the candles, and arranged them in a circle. The candles sparked, and then burst into white, necromantic fire. "Normally, you create a circle like this when you open up a hole to another world, to pull outsiders in and make contracts. That's . . essentially what I'm doing now, but with a spirit instead. It means that I can talk freely with it, and it won't get out without me letting them." She said. "Ready?"
>>19728257"As I'll ever be."Check we have Rikar.
>>19728257Do you have it set up to return the spirit back to where it came at a moment's notice?
rolled 74 = 74>>19728257lets do this!
"As I'll ever be." You say, checking Rikar- it's still at your hip, and gleaming. You touch it, and the candles flicker. "Do you have it set up to return the spirit back to where it came at a moment's notice?""As long as the circle exists, the summoning will hold. When it breaks, it should send Ragnarok back." she said, then set the vial of blood in the center of the circle. She stepped back, and started chanting.>Roll 1d100>Taking only the first.>Also, in this case, high may not be good, and low may not be bad.
rolled 17 = 17>>19728310
rolled 77 = 77>>19728310Welp!
rolled 71 = 71>>19728310TG dice ho!
rolled 74 = 74>>19728310inb4 Eidolon
rolled 21 = 21>>19728320>>19728318>>19728317>>19728315Sevens all around!
>>19728322Aww man, you got three sevens on a d100, i'm impressed!
>>19728315>>19728317>>19728318>>19728320>>1972832217, 77, 71, 74, 7*3. Dear god, what is going on here.
The space in front of Raziel, inside the circle. . twists, and Ragnarok steps out, small flames sitting in the pits of his eyes."What." He said. He did not sound altogether pleased."I'm looking for-""I'm not talking to you." He said, not even looking at Raziel. "I'm talking to her. My master." He says, pointing at you.Wait, what?
rolled 71 = 71>>19728331obviously were afflicted with lucky seven syndrome...
>>19728333"Does being dead make you crazy? You were against me to the bitter end."
>>19728337Another 7, it really is happening.>>19728333It's Mistress by the way. Where did you put Raziel's book on ancestry? When and how did I become your mistress?
>>19728362>MistressHa ha. Ha. No.
"Where did you put Raziel's Book on ancestry?" You ask."Far below the earth, hidden under Crescent island, Master." he said."When, and how did I become your master?" You ask.He looks up to your eyes. . then takes a step back.". . You're not her, are you? You're that whore who's killed me."He snarled, and brought his claw forth- but it scraped across the inside of the shield, and he howled, bringing his talon back."You tricked me!" He called. "She'll erase me, now." He said, howling, and tore his talons forward. They scraped across the shield, and the candles flickered.The space around him flickered."No!" He cried. "No!"A black cloak swirled around him. . and then it was gone. Ragnarok was, as well."What?" Raziel asked.
>>19728410Maybe someone else summoned him first somehow?
>>19728410...........WE BEST NOT BE IN CANON TERRITORY HERE.
>>19728410"I... I don't even know. I think he was found by yet ANOTHER player of that damned Game. Tyr, maybe?"
rolled 45 = 45>>19728410well that was rude.drag him back and make him apologize
>>19728410Well that was something. I wonder who "she" is. I suppose we'll find out soon enough, and we know where your book is.
>>19728433>>19728421>>19728415You guys don't seem to get it. Black cloak? Looks like us, but the eyes are different? Erases people?The Void Queen is here.
>>19728410welp hello void queen.better get the book soon
rolled 56 = 56I have a feeling the wanderer would be scarred of the void queen.
rolled 35 = 35>>19728448Or it could be the Wanderer. Or perhaps Azariel.I wouldn't really bet on either of those.
>>19728448We know that. But Ishelda doesn't know this.
>>19728448>The who?"Well, that was rude." You say. "Drag him back, and make him apologize.""Sure thing." She says, and continues chanting.Nothing happens.Raziel recites the spell again.Still nothing."This is strange." She said, and checked the vial. "It still has his blood in it, and it's still flesh, and reacting. . but he isn't being summoned. It's like there's nothing to be summoned. . .""That was something. I wonder who 'she' is. I suppose we'll find out soon enough. . and we know where your book is." You say."Yes, we do!" She says, and grins. "We can go there after we get to Venus and drop the soldiers off. As flattering as it was, I don't enjoy being groped. And there are other necromancers around- I suppose he just had gotten summoned by one of them before we did. . and then maybe this 'she' summoned them again?"
>>19728472Well he did say he would be erased, and now he's not there. Can a spirit be erased?
>>19728472"Necromancers compete like that?""Do any of the soldiers look reliable enough to take to New Arcturus with us? The captain Grimmauld's comment about there being so few humans hit a little close."
"Well, he did say he would be erased, and now he's not there." You say. "Can a spirit be erased?""No, they can't. They can be bound, or sealed, or summoned, but not erased. All of the time and memories that go into building a spirit can't just vanish like that." She said. "Not without some kind of major ritual. Destroying multiple artifacts kind of ritual.""Necromancers compete like that?""Not usually." She said. "But then again, wherever the afterlife is. . it's the afterlife for every world." She said. "So sometimes, necromancers- Bad ones, usually, go trawling for spirits. So out of every necromancer who trawls, one of them must have caught Ragnarok. I'm not sad to see him go."
>>19728534"Still… seems odd."
>>19728534"He was misguided and something of a bastard to the end, but I still don't think he deserves whatever terrible fate has befallen him."
>>19728534Well, I think we'll run into whoever "she" is in due time, no use worrying about it.Now about you and Kristoph, what was it like to have a noble knight fight for you honor? Was it exciting?
>>19728534"The afterlife spans the realms? You mean that I could talk to my parents, my friends?" excitedly
"The afterlife spans the realms?" You ask.". . Ishelda. . ." Raziel said, and hung her head. "It's not a good idea."
>>19728572Well I don't know where we're going to get a vial of Daddy's blood from now. We could try and SORCERY our way out of the requirements I guess.
rolled 41 = 41>>19728586Screw it, let's do it. All of them. At once.
>>19728586"So you get away with summoning family members but I can't?"pout"But... I guess you are right."
>>19728586Why not? You reanimated /your/ dad.
>>19728586If you say so Raziel, I just miss them. I miss them so much.
rolled 9 = 9>>19728597Not with a roll like that, we won't!
>>19728586"Why not?! You just admitted it was possible! I can see my father again, if only for a little while!"Think. We MUST have a keepsake linked to him. Maybe the ultimate cliche in this situation, a locket or somesuch?
rolled 38 = 38>>19728619...Okay, you win dice gods. You win this round. One more shot, don't screw me over, damn it.
rolled 15 = 15>>19728597>>19728619This will end terribly, especially because you're rolling terribly. Prepare for worse rolling.
rolled 90 = 90>>19728619>>19728619>>19728597>>19728597those rolls are pitiful, that said I led my support to the effort.
rolled 36 = 36>>19728628>>19728624dude. that's not how you roll.this is how you roll.AND AGAIN TO COUNTERACT THE SHITTYNESS OF ROLLS
>>19728586Don't try to do it, the specialist in necromancy just said it was a bad idea, I say we trust her on this one.
>>19728629Mono saves the rolls again.
"Why not?" You say, getting to your feet. "You just admitted it was possible! I can see my father again!""It is not a good idea." She said, again. "Trust me. Please."There's something about the way that she said 'please' that makes you stop for a moment.She's trembling... and pale. There's some dark, dark, buried memory in her eyes."Demon victims. . don't come back right." She said.
rolled 97 = 97>>19728641AND THEN i FUCKED IT UP. unless this one works out nicely...then we do something foolish and and contraindicated!
Haha, half of us don't want to summon, the other half do, but rolled terribly.Exabyte's gonna have fun with this one.
>>19728656"Wh-what do you mean?"
>>19728656Aww shit, I back out then. That's just going to scar us horribly.
>>19728656Shudder quietly for a moment, sob, then break down crying hugging Raz.
rolled 8 = 8>>19728656I...I don't care, I want to see them, even just once more...
rolled 77 = 77>>19728656>Implying we can't fix them.
>>19728656Give her a hug, cry into her shoulder. Tell her that we miss them so much.
"Wh-what do you mean?""I learned necromancy so that I could meet my mother." She said... and shuddered."Oh." You say, and then you hug her. And then sniffle."I-I miss him so much..." You're able to stutter out before you start weeping.>>End of thread 35!>>I'll stick around to answer questions>>and my twitter is @futureexabyte
>>19728713I have no real questions today. Or at least, none you're going to give a straight answer to.It was a good thread.>You feind
rolled 23 = 23>>19728713How did it feel to actually make the Void Queen a thing?>rolling for creation of Void Queen's Sceptor
>>19728758DON"T GIVE THE VQ ANYTHINGShe can interact with ooc comments, just don't do it! for the love of Arcturus, Don't!
>>19728758You don't have to roll for that.She's got a corrupted Key of the World.
>>19728779>>19728758>Who says that was the void queen?
>>19728814I do.>Seriously guys, it wasn't me this time I swear!
>>19728814Well it wasn't Eidolon.
>>19728814At this point? Everyone but you. Course, maybe it's evil Ishelda from a different world that arrived on the opposite side of the planet and has been having her own terrifying adventures.
>>19728825He lies guys, it was him. I never wear cloaks and there's no way having the mask right next to you could make Ragnarok mistake you for me. Plus everyone's absolutely certain I'm not female, right?
>>19728856>implying the wanderer couldn't be anyone he wanted
>>19728891Why do you even say that? My name is Bob. Anyway, Ishelda silenced you. Exactly according to my scheme.
SOMEONE GET ME OUT OF THIS FUCKING MASK I'M LATE FOR WORK
>>19728910Just wait motherfucker, I'm coming for you.
>>19728939>>19728910...... ...... ...... ......
>>19728954I know, that's part of my plan too.
>>19728954Did we keep the brick that we beat Eidolon to death with? Because it'd be kinda poetic if we used a fucking brick to take out any other members of the Game who decided to screw with us.
>>19728971Exactly as I planned. All falls before the glory of The Brick!
>>19728976If not we just need to scry and grab it. It might be infused with extreme amounts of magic from crushing his brainpan.
>>19728976If we didn't, we should port it and make it an artefact.
>>19728976>No, you didn't keep it- you left it in the Ursae cathedral.
>>19729055Considering that that brick has his blood all over it, could it be used to drag up his spirit and force him to reveal secrets?
>>19729309>The blood is dried, so it's less effective.>And Gehenna already stole a large amount of blood from his body. . after Eidolon's body was turned into ash.
>>19729604Stupid time shenanigans.Speaking of which, What can Ghenna do now that bubbles stole his book?
>>19729618>Very little, actually. He still knows basic magic (all kalak do), but his specialty is very, very weakened. He can't cast spells into the past or from the past, or any of that batshit insane stuff that he could normally do.>Unless he uses the Fell. . .