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Your wings twitch, stretching around your kalak form as you speak to Raziel and Skerghaul."Well. . we've got a destination." You say. "Sgragol mountain.""I will bring my belongings up to Jormungandr." Sker said, bowing low. "Good day, Ishelda."He tromped off, downstairs, into the tower's cellar.Once he was gone, Raziel looked up to you."Hey, uh. . ." She slowly turned a beet red, and pressed her fingers against one another nervously. "I really like your crest."
>>20495820"Th-thank you. I was worried it might be too small."
>>20495820"Oh? Really? I thought it was s-sort of small."
>>20495820Have we figured how to properly blush as a kalak, by now?
"Th-thank you. I was worried it might be too small." You say, blushing furiously underneath your plumage."Did Zeke say that? He's just being a jerk." She said, and gave you a nervous smile. "You look nice."
>>20495889"N-no, I think he's still out. Kali just said it was small. Thanks."
>>20495889Kaliel said it was tiny. I don't think she meant it in a bad way.
>>20495889"N-no. He hasn't seen me in this form since our last adventure two years ago. Kaliel said it was really tiny. We wanted to see what kind of Kalak I turn into."
>>20495889"I haven't shown Zeke yet. Kaliel and I were trying to figure out what kind of kalak I am."
"N-no. He hasn't seen me in this form since our last adventure two years ago. Kaliel said it was really tiny. We wanted to see what kind of Kalak I turn into.""And what did she say? You. . don't look like a marble. You're too... well, sharp looking for that, and your beak is hooked."
>>20495937She didn't know either. We'll have to ask Azariel some time.
>>20495937"She thinks it's one of the extinct types."
"Not sure, she thought I might be an extinct breed. Do you think that could be it? Or maybe it's just magic randomness and I'm not any particular breed. Who knows."
"She thinks it's one of the extinct types, but she didn't know either." You say. "Or maybe it's just magic randomness and I'm not any particular breed. We'll have to ask Azariel sometime.""We'll need to do that when we get closer to the mainland." She said. "I can't summon him across continents."As you talk, Fellwind, Jeanne, and Zeke are walking through the hall, speaking to one another."You can't cast for a few days." Fellwind was saying. "Your tendons are all messed up, and you need to give them some time- it's best if you don't use your hands at all. Stick to just vocal spells.""Hmph. That limits my repertoire quite a bit." Zeke said. "But I can do that. Or ask Kaliel to fix them. Oh, hello, Ishelda.""Wow." Jeanne said, grinning. "You can become a bird person too?"
>>20496007"I can do anything!"Except accompany that comment with a big grin. Because we have a beak.
>>20496007"Yep. And thanks to sorcery, I don't even have to acclimate to my new forms!"
>>20496007"I can do just about anything with magic, even if it should be impossible and doesn't make any sense for me to be able to do so."
>>20496007Didn't we already do that?
>>20496045Yeah, but Jeanna wasn't around 2 years ago.
>>20496045Jeanne's only been with us a couple of days, how would she know we did it once two years ago?
>>20496056>>20496049No I mean didn't we already ask Az about the kalak form?
>>20496071We just asked him if there were white Kalak, and he told us about marbles. If we actually show him the form he might be able to recognise it.
>>20496071We asked what white kalak were, and he told us about the Marble variant, but we didn't actually show him our form.
>>20496071We asked about white feathers, but we didn't show him our Kalak form, which turns out to have more differences than just the feathers.
>>20496071Just about what white plumage meant.
"Yep. I can do just about anything with magic, even if it should be impossible and doesn't make any sense for me to be able to do so.""That's so cool." She said, beaming."Skerghaul told us that we'd go to Sgragol mountain." Fellwind said. "We came by to verify.""Yeah, we're going there." Raziel said. "The same ogre who funded New Arcturus gave her a key for something up there, I think.""Right." He said, nodding his head. "Well, then, I'd best go finish up with the ogres. I'll be back before you leave, Ishelda.""I'm gonna stay here, love." Jeanne said. Fellwind nodded, and took her hand for a moment, before he made his way back to the garrison.
>>20496100"D'aww. You're cute together."
>>20496100Ask Jeanne if she wants to try being a Kalak for a little while.
>>20496100So, punch any minotaurs?
>>20496131I think we're pretty damn low on magic at the moment. There's no rush, we can make everyone fluffy on the journey to Fluffy Mountain.
>>20496149Can't we just draw some from the gems on our dress? I don't think we've tapped those yet.
"Does anyone else find it strange seeing the woman that punched a demon to death acting all lovey dovey?"
"D'aww. you're cute together." You say, with a grin only Zeke and Raziel can tell.She gave you a grin."So, did you punch any minotaurs?""Well, I thought I was gonna have to." She said. "And then suddenly it rained bright red fire.""I'm sorry to deprive you of your punching targets." Zeke said, dryly. In response, Jeanne hit him playfully on the shoulder."Also, Ishelda, I'm sorry for ruining the robe you made for me." He said, and spread his arm- small charred holes and burn marks sat on his robe, making it charred and rather used. "My spells got a little. . out of hand."
>>20496160Hmm, true. We should have done that earlier. Now we're in kalak form and the dress is in hammerspace.
>>20496186Its okay, Zeke. I'm sure I can fix it later.
>>20496186Hmm. As a punishment we'll have a tea party. It is only fitting.And if points out can't use teacups, point out magic.
>>20496186"Don't worry about the robe, or the spell. I am glad you are okay, though. It was quite scary.And you upset Kaliel."
>>20496192>>20496160>'Hammerspace' means that they've been temporarily transfigured into organic material so that it can be shapeshifted as well- it's literally part of your body, so you can still draw from it if you wish.
>>20496186Wasn't that conjured out of nothing and meant to disappear when it ran out of power? He still has it after 2 years?
>>20496186I'm more worried about the damage to you than the robe, Zeke.
"Don't worry about the robe, or the spell." You say. "I am glad you're okay, though. It was quite scary. And you upset Kaliel."His beak gaped open for a few moments."Did I? Oh man, I'm so sorry. I have to go talk to her." He said, wings spreading. He looked up to the airship, and started twitching as he prepared to fly up there. "I hope you don't mind if I rush off. What. . what did I do?"
>>20496231"Apparently her raptor got too close to one of the meteors and was caught in an explosion. It didn't survive.She doesn't blame you, and she knows she made it to die in battle like that, but she's still pretty sad about losing it."
>>20496231"Your spell hit Fenrir. She'll probably act like it was nothing, but she's upset."
>>20496231"I think she was just worried for you, that was a fairly extreme display of magic. Even by our groups standards."
>>20496231You killed Fenrir. I don't think she blames you, she knows what it's like to go into a <passion> like that, but she's still upset about it of course. And because she knows what it's like she was worried about you as well.
"You killed fenrir." You say, and he freezes. "I don't think she blames you- she knows what it's like to go into a Passion like that, but she's still upset about it, of course. And because she knows what it's like, she was worried about you as well."He was silent for a moment, and then kicked off with his feet, launching his way upwards as his wings took him up to Jormungandr.Raziel looked up at him as he left, and you can hardly understand her expression. Jealousy and bitterness, you think you see.Jeanne just watched him fly."If I got turned into one of those, I'd probably havta' learn how to use the wings, wouldn't I?" She asked, and shrugged.
>>20496294"Yep. Just ask Kristoph about it. He must have tried for hours and still can't. Although it's even hard for proper Kalak."
>>20496294"I could temporarily transform you into one if you like."
>>20496294"Maybe. It's much easier to use a new body with sorcery than with traditional magic. Even then, though some kalak are just more suited for flight than others."
>>20496318>that "though" shouldn't be there.
"I'm not sure, my magic imparts the instincts I need in my new form. I don't know if it would work if I transformed someone else."To Raz when we have a private moment"Hey Raz, are you okay? You're still carrying the torch aren't you."
>>20496294You'd have to learn walking, flying, everything. It doesn't take too long if you're transformed with sorcery though.
"Yep. Just ask Kristoph about it. He must have tried for hours and still can't. Although it's even hard for proper Kalak.""Except for Zeke, Dariel, and Ishelda." Raziel said. "The three of them have oversized wings. Probably why I couldn't fly." She said, and shrugged. "Me and Zeke ended up in the same egg, and he crushed me while we were growing up.""It's much easier to use a new body with sorcery than with traditional magic- it imparts the instincts I need in my new form. I don't know if it would work if I transformed someone else. . ." You say."Maybe on the ride to wherever we're going." Jeanne said. "Though it would be funny to turn me into a bear or something so I could go poke Rik and see how he reacts."
>>20496360What about a flying bear?
>>20496360"Of course, I'll just need to rest a bit before that."
>>20496378Good question. Let's ask.
>>20496360Hey Raziel, now that most of the astral fire is gone are you ever going to heal yourself?
"I don't think a bear would get a very funny reaction, he's too used to Sir Grason.Although..... I bet a crocodile would be hilarious. Do you have those in this world? I haven't seen any since I've been here."
>>20496394She seems to be happy in her human form so healing her wings hasn't even been an issue for the last 2 years.
"What about a flying bear?" you ask."Those would need *massive* wings, though." She said. "I wouldn't even be able to fit inside. Maybe a tiger or something. . .""Although..... I bet a crocodile would be hilarious. Do you have those in this world? I haven't seen any since I've been here.""Crocodile? I've never heard of those. . .""They exist here- in the lizardman lands." Raziel said. "Crocodile dung is part of what makes up swamp brew."
>>20496431"I... I didn't need to know that."
>>20496431"I didn't need to know that, Raziel. I bet crocodile would scare Fellwind a lot."
>>20496425Yeah but she was still bitter and jealous at Zeke flying off. Could just be because he's paying attention to Kaliel and not her, but might as well go for the easy to solve problem first.
>>20496431"I'm going to pretend you didn't say that second part."
"I... I didn't need to know that, Raziel." You say."It's how I was able to stop drinking it." She said, and grinned. "I just. . tracked down every ingredient in it. There's a *lot* worse than that in there."". . .I bet crocodile would scare fellwind a lot." You say. Jeanne chuckles and nods."I don't want to distract him while he's working, though, so I'll just make my way back to the ship." She said. "See if I can find any minotaurs on the way to punch." She chuckled, and walked into the tower, leaving you alone with Raziel.Something occurs to you."Hey Raziel, now that most of the astral fire is gone are you ever going to heal yourself?" You ask.She goes pale. "Uhm. . well. . . eventually."
>>20496501"I would love to go flying with, Raz."
>>20496501"What's wrong, Raziel? I saw that look you gave Zeke."
>>20496501What do you mean?
>>20496431"Hey Raz, I've been thinking. I know why you kept your human form, It's stronger and has dexterous hands.But have you ever thought of trying some sort of angel form?You could have the best of both worlds that way."
>>20496519>Get Kaliel to design a perfect species - strong, dexterous, fast, high magic potential etc.>Shapeshift everyone into it>Start the master race
>>20496457>Could just be because he's paying attention to Kaliel and not herThat was the impression I got. I think she's still carrying the torch.
>>20496501What's wrong? I can tell /something/ is bothering you.
>>20496501WAIT WHAT, EVERY INGREDIENT?RAZIEL IS NOT BEYOND THE SPACE SQUID'S COMPREHENSION, SHE HAS REACHED ENLIGHTENMENT
>>20496547Ubermensch Queen?With her vast armies of perfect warriors sweeping across the worlds in a blitz krieg.Void Queen can suck it!
"I would love to go flying with you, Raz."She shook her head, and made her way into the tower."What's wrong, Raziel? I saw that look you gave Zeke. You're still carrying the to-""I'm not." She said, her voice unnecessarily harsh."What's wrong? I can tell *something* is bothering you.""I. . . I just need some time alone."
>>20496596Raziel is the space squid.
>>20496623"O-okay. You know where I am if you want to talk." Time to see what a Kalak frown looks like.
>>20496623"I...all right." Be just a bit hurt, but understanding.
>>20496623Well ok, but I really wish you'd talk to me about it.
"I... all right." You say, frowning. "You know where I am if you want to talk."Before you can react, she hugged you, eyes closed."I know." She said, and then made her way into the tower.Now you're alone, just outside of Bastion. The ground is still charred from Ezekiel's spell this mroning.
"Sorry Raz, I didn't mean to poke a sore spot. Take all the time you need but if you do want to talk... You know I care about you, right?If you do need someone to talk to I'm here"
>>20496696Go find a dead minotaur to get a closer look at.
>>20496696See if we can find what's left of Fen.
>>20496714Good idea. Know your enemy.Also, bring Grayson, a dier animals assessment of a dier animal could be useful.
You make your way into the battlefield, your talons crunching through the ash, and the smell of burning fur instantly assails your kalak senses. For a moment, you're glad you're kalak right now, because as a human, the smell would be overpowering. You continue walking, looking for anything. . and then something cracks loudly under your talon. You pull back, and there's but a single bone sitting there, cracked and covered in ash. Your stomach roils. You won't find *anything* useful here, you realize. It's just. . ash and bone. A field of death.
>>20496764Collect some ash and bone for Raz.We might get some good information from a summoned spirit.
rolled 90 = 90>>20496764Magic it better. A nice field full of wildflowers with a memorial for the battle.
>>20496789Or one hell of a phantom warrior, for that matter.
>>20496764Screw this, let's go back to Jormungandr and wait for everyone.
>>20496799Memorials are for after the war, but it's a nice thought. >>20496764Registering my vote for collection of bone.
>>20496799I think you just turned a field of death into the garden of eden.
>>20496807Memorials are for anything you want to remember. The Ogres will probably make some kind of war memorial after it's over, but this was our first proper battle. Also it gives somewhere for Kaliel to mourn Fenrir without having a funeral.
>>20496839Let's not do anything about fan without Kaliel's approval.
You take up a single bone, and examine it- a minotaur's horn.Alone, in the field of ash, you look this way and that. . and you can't find anything of note. But. . this is wrong. What happened here. . You can't make it undone, not yet, but you can keep it from being a blight.Far above the field, in the tower, Fellwind was looking out at the pure white kalak, sitting in the cratered, pockmarked field of ash and bone. He watched as she knelt down, wings spread, and put a single hand into the ash. . And he watched as wildflowers and grass sprouted up around the ash, a powerful pulse of magic emanating from the sorceress."A monster?" He mumbled. "How could I have ever been so stupid."The spell complete, you hardly feel any more exhausted at all- the ash itself carried a surprising amount of fuel for the spell, it seemed. You make your way out of the field of grass and flowers, and back toward the tower, and the Jormungandr.
rolled 55 = 55Rolling to add a blackened and charred stone to the middle of the field to remember those who fell when the first wave broke and to commemorate the violence unleashed on the area, never forget
>>20496854Well I guess we're just waiting for the seer then.
You froze. and turned back... and held out a single hand. Focusing with your magic, you tear a large chunk of rock out of the ground; it was blackened and charred, and you feel your magic burn as your muscles begin to ache. You turn your back, and go back up the tower.By the time you get back up to Jormungandr, you see Kaliel in human form, wearing a red singed robe that was much, much too large for her, sitting at the tea table. Leon was sitting there as well, sipping tea alongside her."I-ishelda." Kaliel said, giving you a smile."Hello." Leon said, with a nod.
>>20496905"Hello. Why are you wearing Zeke's robe?"
>>20496905"The robe looks good on you, Kaliel. Hey Leon, you okay?"
*Sit down and pour ourselves some tea*"Kaliel, is that Zekes cloak?"
>>20496905So, is everyone okay?
>>20496927>>20496920At the tea table and forgot to mention tea...?What is wrong with you people?
You sit down, and pour yourself some tea- it's hard to act daintily with a beak and talons, but you somehow accomplish it."The robe looks good on you, Kaliel." You say."Zeke and I. . had a talk." She said. "He gave me his robe... and then Raziel went into her cabin, upset about something. He's talking to her about it now.""Hey, Leon, you okay?""I am, Lady." He said, with another nod. "That was quite an exhilarating battle, I have to admit. Still shaking, even hours later."
"It seems I've upset everyone today."
>>20496963Those minotaurs are troublesome. Hopefully there won't be too many more battles like that.
"Indeed, fighting a hoard of dier beasts that tower over Oagers is certainly 'exhilarating'.Yourself and the other knights preformed admirably, you are a credit to you province."
>>20496963>Raz talking with ZekeOh god, where's Grayson. We need to get all the fluffiness we can get right now.
"Those minotaurs are troublesome. Hopefully there won't be too many more battles like that.""That's. . not what the ogres implied." Leon said. "They implied that they were fighting a losing battle- and if they have more battles like this one, they might just end up on top. But that's just what I saw.""Indeed, fighting a horde of dire beasts that tower over Ogres is certainly 'exhilarating'. Yourself, and the other knights preformed admirably." You say. "You're a credit to your province.""Thank you, lady." He said, nodding again. Then he chuckled. "There's no chance you can say that to Lady Cerulean, is there?"Kaliel pulled her hood up, which all but hung over her entire face. She sipped at her tea, clearly enjoying it and the robe.
>>20497051"What is it about robes that Kalak like so much? Other than looking really good on you, I mean."
>>20497051"I can, actually. Would you prefer if I do it now, or when we return to the main continent?"
Did we ever get a robe for ourself, or are we pretty much naked?
>"There's no chance you can say that to Lady Cerulean, is there?""Of course, bravery deserves recognition, any leader worth their salt knows that. The High Lady will hear of all your worthy exploits.Kaliel, perhaps we should get the robe re-sized for you?"
"What is it about robes that Kalak like so much? Other than looking really good on you, I mean.""We can't really wear clothes." Kaliel said. "Because of our feathers and wings, and we're in a society where every other species in the world wears clothes. Robes are the only thing we can wear, and this one is *really* comfortable and warm.""Kaliel, perhaps we should get the robe re-sized for you?""Of course not." She said. "I'm just as tall as Zeke when I'm in kalak form, and it's comfortable when I'm human, so I don't want to change it.""I can, actually. Would you prefer if I do it now, or when we return to the main continent?""Oh, lady, I was joking." He said, swiftly backpedaling. "I wouldn't dare ask for a commendation.""Of course, bravery deserves recognition, any leader worth their salt knows that. The High Lady will hear of all your worthy exploits.""I see." He said, and bowed.
rolled 26 = 26>>20497115Well, in that case we should make robes for Raz and Zeke as well. Perhaps they could change their size when they go from human to kalak, or back?Or do the other anons think this wouldn't be a good idea?
>>20497115"Well if you're going to wear it as a human we should fix some of those holes."Look pointedly at the most revealing holes.
>>20497149Raz has been staying in human form.Zeke might want a new one.I think we should also make one for ourself.
rolled 78 = 78>>20497160>>20497149I concur, ours should be purple.
>>20497149Raz has human cloths but Zeke should need a new one if he gave his to Kaliel.
"Well, if you're going to wear it as a human, we should fix some of those holes." You say. She nods."I know. Zeke told me he'd been slowly replacing the conjured version with patches. The entire thing ended up being physical, with patches like this." She said. "He lent me some fabric so I can do it myself. Easier with fingers, though, which is why I'm in this form now."
>>20497197"Can I help?"
>>20497160We already have a robe, we made it while… retreating from Belethor last thread. It's white, I believe though.
>>20497197"I was wondering why it was lasting so long. Do you actually know how to sew or are you going to use magic?"
>>20497197"I am amazed I never noticed that before."
>>20497221Dude, she's a surgeon. Of course she knows how to sew.
"I was wondering why it was lasting so long." You say. "I'm amazed I never noticed that before.""I'm amazed how good he is at sewing." She said. "It might be because his specialty is somatic-heavy, but you can't tell the difference between what's patch and what's not.""Do you actullay know how to sew, or are you going to use magic?""I'm not going to use magic." She said. "Because it's a thing I'm doing for fun, not to get it done.""Can I help?"She nodded, and grinned. "Yeah, if you want. Do you know how?""I do." You say- your tutors made certain to teach you how, alongside an entire slew of other things."Then we can do it on the ride." She said.Leon just sipped at his tea, looking rather relaxed.
>>20497272How long is the ride going to take? We'll have to do quite a few things on it.
>>20497272[x] Summon fluffy wyvern
We should probably boil up some mana tea. We need to recharge.
>>20497272"Hey Kal, what does a Kalak do when a human would blush? Never managed to figure that one out."
"Hey Kal, what does a kalak do when a human would blush? Never managed to figure that one out." You ask her, as you sit down and brew up some mana tea."Uh, the feathers on the cheeks, kinda. . flare out. It makes your whole head look wider." She said, mimicking with her hands. "I, uh, still don't get a lot of human expressions yet, either." She said.Skerghaul climbs aboard, a massive bag on his shoulder."Ishelda, Kariel, Sir Leon." He says, nodding to each in turn. "The third cabin on the left is empty." He told you. "Do you have any problems if I use it?"
>>20497398"If you think it's large enough for you? Be my guest."
>>20497398Giggle a little, "no, that should be fine."
Be my guest. Once you're settled in we should discuss the situation.What you know about the Minotaurs. Anything that might be useful to know about the Ogre magi. Ect.
>>20497398If you want that one, that's fine.
You giggle a little. "No, that should be fine." You say. "Be my guest.""Thank you." He said, and set down the bag. "This is for the sgragol. It's full of oats."He chuckled, and then nodded, and made his way down to his cabin. His horns catch onto the top edge of the stairs belowdeck, and his entire body falls back, as he skids down the stairs.". . I knew that would happen." You hear him mumble from the darkness below. Leon chuckles, and gets up to go help the ogre to his feet."I didn't get anything done with my living armor." Kaliel sighed, laying her head on the table. "Zeke came in to talk to me about Fenrir before I got any work done."
>>20497491"There'll be plenty of time to work on it as we go."
>>20497491"It must be nice to have brothers, and sisters...."
rolled 50 = 50on a side note make us a robe
"It must be nice to have brothers, and sisters..." You say, and then Kaliel sits up, and pulls her hood back up."You do, though." She said "There's Marigold, and me, and Raziel, Zeke, Dariel.. even Gehenna. We act like we're siblings, and so we are."She shrugged. "If you haven't noticed, that's how everyone treats you, too."
>>20497561for the kalak form
>>20497564I guess now'd be a nice time to break down and start crying.
>>20497564But if were siblings, then how come you all keep flirting with me?The boys are out of earshot, yes?
>>20497564"I... I wouldn't know. I never had any before." And then hug her.>>20497598Seems to be normal for Kalak.
>>20497598No they're not
>>20497598Because the kalak are very few in number, and were raised as siblings. They have no concept of creepy sibling incest being wrong.
>>20497564Thank you Kal. It means a lot to me.
"I... I wouldn't know." You say. "I never had any before." You pull her out of her chair and into a big, feathery hug."You do now, though." She said, her voice muffled into your chest. You start to tear up, and the feathers on your face to strange things that you don't know how to recognize."When did Zeke become a tiny brown-haired girl?" Fellwind asked, with a grin, as he climbed aboard. Grayson followed him, the massive bear staring at his own feet."I'm Kaliel." She huffed back at him."Maybe Zeke wanted to be the little girl." Fellwind told you. "That might make sense."Kaliel fumed in your arms, but didn't respond.
>>20497623They're also fully aware that, with the exception of the twins, none of them are technically related. Which does make the whole Raz/Zeke thing a bit creepy, I suppose.
>>20497696"You're just jealous that you can't be the little girl."
>>20497721It's true, being the little girl is great.
>>20497696since he figured out he probaly needs a fire proof robe
>>20497696"If only you knew how great being the little girl is."Giggle."Hey Grayson, everything okay?"
Exabyte, I gotta ask:How big are Ishelda's tits?Yes, I am serious.
>>20497771>Somewhere around a B-cup.>Although she has no tits in kalak form."You're just jealous that you can't be the little girl.""Not particularly." He said, chuckling. "Jeanne wouldn't be happy with me if I was suddenly tiny with pigtails."Kaliel's eyes flashed. "Hey, Fellwind. Come closer." She said, an evil tone in her voice.
B85/W56/H84 or around that, since we're closer to Ilyasviel's mother than her now, if I remember correctly.
>>20497800"Now you're in trouble Fellwind. If you start running now, you might be able to get away."Big ol' shit eating grin (Even if he won't recognize it.)
>>20497800RUN, MAN.RUN FOR YOUR LIFE
>>20497800Fellwind I'm sure Jeanne would love it. Come closer Fellwind.Grayson, do not let him run.
>>20497800"noooooooooooooooo!! You don't change the boyfriend of a girl who punched a demon to death into a little girl. None of my knights or my self would be able to protect you."
>>20497800"Really? You'd be much more adorable, I'm sure she'd love it."Kaliel really needs to be more subtle. I guess we'll have to restrain him.
>>20497800"This is the moment where you should start running, Fellwind."
>>20497839>>20497800Also, given how much sword practice and physical training Ishelda does would also be fit as hell. She'd have solid abs and her arms would be pretty well muscled.
"Now you're in trouble, Fellwind. If you start running now, you might be able to get away." You say.Fellwind turns promptly around- and almost walks into Grayson, who is huffing- it sounds like he's laughing.Grayson rears up on his hind legs, and grabs Fellwind's shoulders, pinning him in place. You didn't even need to *ask* him.Kaliel extricates herself from your feathery embrace, and then whispers something to herself, grinning- and then touches Fellwind's face.Fellwind shrinks, his white robe getting larger and more baggy on him. . And then bright yellow kalak chick fluff puffed out from the top of the hood, alongside a bright orange beak."Now you're a little kalak girl." She said. "Have fun!"Fellwind tried to take a step forward and tripped on his own robe, falling to the ground. Grayson started chuckling, and padded his way over to the flowers, where he lay down as normal.
>>20497864I'm gonna second this one.
>>20497898Pick "him" up."Daww! You're adorable!"
>>20497910With a large amount of squeeing and hugging.
>>20497898Don't worry Fellwind, we'll turn you back soon. It's fluffy. It needs to get hugged.
>>20497839>>20497800Thank You gentlemen.
>>20497898Laugh, and admonish Kaliel, "That wasn't very nice, Kali. Funny, but not nice. Will it wear off, or are we going to have to change him back?"
rolled 63 = 63"Don't worry Fellwind we'll change you back in a few hours when I'm done cuddling your fluffyness."
rolled 40 = 40>>20497898lets have some fun and then turn him back
>>20497898Do you even need to ask?[x] Touch fluffy Fellwind
"Fluffy!" You cry, and pick him up, hugging him. "D'aww, you're adorable!""I've learned to use Ishelda as a weapon." Kaliel said, with the evillest grin imaginable."That wasn't very nice, Kali. Funny, but not nice. Will it wear off, or are we going to have to change him back?""It'll wear off. It's the temporary type." She said. "I'm actually surprised how easy it was to turn him into that."Fellwind grumbled as you hugged him, his wings twitching.
rolled 54 = 54>>20497930(rainbow serpent lucky charm)
>>20497942"Let's go find Jeanne!"
>>20497942"Could somebody get Jeanne?"
>>20497942Swing him around and go around showing him off to everybody on the ship. If they ask to touch him, sweep him out of reach while saying "No! My fluffy!"
>>20497968This.Except when Jeanne. Then give him to her.
>>20497942Could someone fetch Jeanne? She needs to join us for Tea and Fuzzy Fellwind. >>20497968I think Jeanne deserves to get some of the fluffy, they're dating and everything.
rolled 100 = 100>>20497942"Wah, pomf=3, what are we going to do on the Grayson??"
>>20497942i know your angry at me right now but i can´t help myself from cuddling you.
>>20497942Find Jeanne, obviously.Zeke and Raziel might also be amusing if they're done with their chat.>>20497985Everything.
>>20497985what have you done
>>20497985More like what AREN'T we going to do on the Grayson.
>>20497985Grayson will never be the same...
>>20497985Hug the fluffy Fellwind, till Jeanne is fetched.
>>20498025Just make it an Omake or something.
>>20498025What are you going to use that roll for? He didn't even say to do anything.
"Go get Jeanne." You tell Kaliel. Gleefully, she nods, and scampers below deck, as you cuddle with Fellwind. You sit back on Grayson, and he harrumphs, as you relax there."I've learned something today." Fellwind said, her voice high pitched and tweeting. ". . I should not have made fun of the shapeshifter."Soon enough, Jeanne and Kaliel arrived."So, you said Fellwind was up here. Is he. . Oh."Jeanne stared for a full moment at Fellwind. . .and then snatched him out of your hands, cuddling with him."He's *adorable*!" She said.
>>20498025I FEEL THE WAH OVERTAKING MEIT IS A GOOD POMF
>>20498061It implies we're going to pomf with the power of a thousand suns.Poor, poor, Grayson.
>>20498083"I know, right?"
>>20498083Now Fellwind, is this really so bad? And currently Fellwind's a she. Magic!
"I know, right?" You ask. She grins and nods, hugging Fellwind more tightly."Now, Fellwind, is this really so bad?""YES." she responded. It sounded like a particularly vehement chirp, and made Jeanne start giggling."And currently, Fellwind's a she." You say. "Magic!""How long will it last?""An hour or so." Kaliel said, grinning. "She won't learn how to use her body in time before she turns back, so in case her talent goes haywire, she won't be able to track me down."Fellwind continued grumbling to herself, as her arms, legs, and wings start struggling.
>>20498160And you said Jeanne wouldn't like it.
>>20498160"Okay Fellina, if you calm down, we will let you go. For a bit."
>>20498160>Fellwind's face when"Oh, come on, Kaliel. He seems rather miserable being this adorable. Can't we turn him back early? I think he learned his lesson." Hug his fluffiness especially hard for emphasis.
>>20498160Well you two lovebirds have fun. I'm going to leave you to it.Pet Grayson on our way out and ask if the Seer would like some tea.
>>20498206The other kalak should get to see him; they haven't got to see a chick for ages.
"And you said Jeanne wouldn't like it.""Oh, I only like it if it isn't permenant. A girl has needs, and Rik can't sate them like this." Jeanne said. "She's like a gigantic, humanoid baby chicken!" She said, and giggled, squeezing her captive again."Oh, come on, Kaliel. He seems rather miserable being this adorable. Can't we turn him back early? I think he learned his lesson.""No, don't!" Jeanne said. "Whatever he did, he deserves this."". . You're so kind to me, Jeanne." Fellwind squeaked, dryly."You're the one that pissed off a wizard." She said."Yeah, I can turn him back." Kaliel said. "Wouldn't be hard- I just take the extra magic out of it. If you really want me to."
>>20498273I think that decision is up to Jeanne. If she wants him like that for now we can't really deny her, she did punch a demon.
>>20498273>A girl has needs, and Rik can't sate them like thisWell we can solve that. She can be the guy. Or Fellwind can be the little girl with the big dick."It's only an hour, let Jeanne have her fun."
>>20498273"Jeanne seems okay with it, so I guess there's no rush."
"Jeanne seems okay with it, so I guess there's no rush.""Fair enough." Kaliel said.Soon enough, Kristoph and Belethor finally arrived on the ship; everyone was on board."So." Belethor asked, eying Jeanne who was still hugging the yellow kalak chick. "Where is our next destination, if you don't mind me asking?"
>>20498379"Sgragol mountain."And see how Raziel and Ezekiel are doing.
>>20498379We're off to find more fluffy. And some mages I guess.
>>20498379Sgragol mountain. And as much as I wish it was purely for fun we're got work to do over there.
"Sgragol mountain." You say. He pulls up his map, and nods."Should take about a day." He said. You walk over to the control crystal, tap it with a single talon, and then the ship shuddered, and made it's way west. The airship moving, you check on the Sparrow- and it's following you, as prepared.You step up to the balcony, and the ogres cheer as you leave, obviously thankful. One ogre, you see, has a chisel and hammer, and approached the blackened stone, ready to get to work.That done, you nod, and go below deck, approaching Raziel's cabin."Remember, Raz." You hear Ezekiel say. "I love you."He stepped out of her room, his robe missing. "You should talk to her." He nodded to you, and made his way back to his own cabin.
>>20498471Head into Raziel's cabin. Don't say anything just yet, just walk in, sit next to her and if a hug looks appropriate do so.
>>20498471Well, time to knock on Raziel's door, I guess.
>>20498471Looks like we have some talking to do. Knock, head inside (assuming she lets us in), and let her lead.
You knock on Raziel's door, putting the side of your head up to it."Raziel?" You ask.". . Are you taking turns?" She asked. ".. Come in."You come in, and she's just sitting on the pile of pillows that made up her bed, laying on her back."I. . I make a horrible kalak." She said, finally. "A horrible human, too."
>>20498524"What.. what would make you think that?" Sit down next to her.
Zeke tagged me in, is there something you need?
>>20498524"No you don't Raz." Go sit next to her.
>>20498524Of course you don't! Why do you say that?
Haha, this is the part where we drag Raz to our room and POMF Grayson with our GIRLTALK
>>20498524"Well, I think you're wrong about that - but even if you're right, who cares? You make an amazing PERSON. One of my very favorite in fact."
>>20498524You're a good girlfriend.
"Of course you don't! Why do you say that?""Can't fly." She said. "Can't feel the 'Passion' that took Ezekiel away. I don't. . act right. I don't feel comfortable in that form, and I never have."She closed her eyes."I just. . everything is too. . too much. Too much for me. I don't fit in, and I can't. . I can't keep up. I just want to go back to my crypt. . but now it's a city. Whoops."
>>20498524Raz you're wrong, why would you say that?
>>20498524>taking turns"Are we? I was just passing by when Zeke came out and said I should talk to you."
>>20498589Go hug her"So what if you don't fit in as a kalak. You fit in as a person, and that's all that matters."
>>20498589"I can understand you. Sometimes, it's all too much for me as well. If you need a few days, or weeks, or even months off, I'm sure I could create some kind of retreat for you. But never say you're a horrible person. If you were, I wouldn't like you so much."
>>20498589"You're also a savant necromancer and ritualist, one with scruples at that, a brilliant scholar of the ancient Ogrish civilization, a selfless soul who sacrificed her flight for the good of the world, a mutant, demon & minotaur-slaying hero, a fun drunk, and an excellent friend. Don't sell yourself short, Raziel."
>>20498589Raz, you're my best friend. If the hustle and bustle of New Arcturus is not what you want I could make some quiet place for you whenever you want some solitude.But you do fit in, when I came to this world I had lost everything. But I did find a new family, and I count you among them. There's not a single member of my retinue who doesn't care about you. You being more comfortable as a human doesn't matter to me, what skin somebody wears doesn't define them, what matters is who they are. And you're a good person.
>>20498589Wave your crest under her face. I know what'll cheer you up...Tea and dancing!
>>20498589"It's your city too, Raz. But there's nothing wrong with not really fitting in. I never really 'fit in' back in Arcturus, Marigold and [other cousin] were the closest I had to friends, and I never saw them that often. On top of that, I was the princess with a strange power, which kept everyone else away. But I digress. Raz, I do wish you wouldn't leave, I'd miss you so much, and it just wouldn't be the same."
>>20498589>>20498646"If you don't like your feathered form, then just...don't wear it. You don't have to, and nobody is going to force you to.""While I can't speak for Kalaks as a whole, you make a better human than most humans do. Don't sell yourself short, Raz.You're impressive, and powerful, and wonderful all on your own. You don't NEED the Passion - or the madness that comes with it - to create wonders. Just look at the dragon skull and the city - an entire CITY - that you carved from a hole in the ground. Zeke couldn't have done that. Kal couldn't have either."
"So what if you don't fit in as a kalak." You say, and wrap an arm around her. "You fit in as a person, and that's all that matters.""Do I? How can I? I don't even know who I am anymore. At least when I was fruitlessly chasing after Zeke, I had a goal.""You're also a savant necromancer and ritualist, one with scruples at that, a brilliant scholar of the ancient Ogrish civilization, a selfless soul who sacrificed her flight for the good of the world, a mutant, demon and minotaur-slaying hero, a fun drunk, and an excellent friend. Don't sell yourself short, Raziel.""I stopped drinking." She said. "And. . you heard Kaliel's theory, haven't you? About her 'passion'? About how it's connected to a kalak's connection to their magic. How can I be a savant necromancer if I don't feel the embodiment of necromancy? Even with my totems."She tossed her staff across the room."You don't *need* the Passion - or the madness that comes with it - to create wonders. Just look at the dragon skull and the city - an entire *city* - that you carved from a hole in the ground. Zeke couldn't have done that. Kal couldn't have either.""I just-" She froze. "I don't have anything that's my *own* anymore."
>>20498695you restore life to things that was dead and restore a dead citys glory and splendour
>>20498725as soon as we are able lets do the ritual you may find some awnsers there
>>20498725You can count me as your friend. Always.
>>20498725Then build something. When I came here I lost everything. My kingdom, my family, everything. And the reason I have a kingdom now is because of you. Instead of my powers scaring people away, because of you it brought people closer to me.You are a savant, how could someone who let me see my mother again be anything other than that?
>>20498725"Then I'll grant you a demesne when we return to New Arcturus, once these troubles are through with. Another dead Ogrish city, to do with as you please. Something that can be truly yours, rather than shared with someone else. Besides, why should you let your magic tell you who you are through that 'passion?' I'm a sorceror. My talent embodies formless chaos. A sinuous, snaking thing that twists and coils its way around and through the laws of magic, constricting and breaking. Yet I've done great things in the name of law, order, and the good of all, defying that stereotype. What does your magic embody, and what does traditional necromancy embody? Do you even want to be such a thing? Ask yourself that. Find a sense of self from it. Introspect and such."
>>20498725You'll find something. But Raziel, you're not defined by your quirks. You're still you, same as you always are.
rolled 44 = 44>>20498725Make her a robe, deep black with skulls and runes. Enchanted to glow softly with necromatic power and to keep her warm no matter what the weather."This is yours."
>>20498725Raz, everything I've done so far, I couldn't have done without you. Your magic, and you as a person: a loyal friend, an amazing sister, and a talented spellcaster. You're so important to New Arcturus, all the people you helped save, and, above all... to me. I can't imagine sitting here without you at my side today. Please believe that.
>>20498725"Then make something. Make yourself a new retreat as soon as we're back on the ground in New Arcturus."Pause."Why didn't you say anything about this before?"
>>20498725"Well... What do you want? You know that I'll do what I can to make it happen. Even if it's leaving you alone, if I have to."
"You'll find something." You say, pulling her into a hug. "When I came here, I lost everything. My kingdom, my family, everything. And the reason I have a kingdom now is because of you. Instead of my powers scaring people away, because of you, it brought people closer to me." You start to tear up, but you continue speaking. "You are a savant, how could someone who let me see my mother again be anything other than that?"She opens her mouth to speak, and then closes it, wordlessly."Raz, everything I've done so far, I couldn't have done without you. Your magic, and you as a person: a loyal friend, an amazing sister, and a talented spellcaster. You're so important to New Arcturus, all the people you helped save, and, above all... to me. I can't imagine sitting here without you at my side today. Please believe that. Raziel, you're not defined by your quirks. You're still you, same as you always are."She cleared her throat."..That.. that helps." She said, finally, returning your hug. "I just.. I'm just going to do the ritual." She said. "To find out about my mother. And then come up with a goal after that. And after that."
>Waifu Selection: Raziel>Do you wish to continue?: Y/N>Y
>>20498931"Good. That's my Raz. What can I do to help you?"
>>20498931"Can I don anything to help you with it?"
>>20498954Y (Although I have several other choices that are ranked equally with Raz)
>>20498931"Alright. Anything I can do to help? Make you some tea?">>20498954Possibly!
>>20498931"I usually only cry in front of Grayson,I try not to cry in front of anyone. But the thought that I could have lost you."Hug her tightly and weep a bit.
>>20498954Now's the time to choose everyone. Place your votes.
>>20498931Sounds like a plan. If you need something light-hearted you should go see Fellwind, it's hilarious.
>>20498997Not even a greentext choice by exabyte. So I don't care.
>>20498954>NIshelda don't need no waifu or husbando. She's too busy ruling, saving the world, and being high-class. And also being horrifically incompetent romantically. Besides. Her companions are like a family.
>>20498954She's a great choice. But there are so many other great choices. Why you do this, Exabyte.
>>20498931"Then I'll be right with you whenever you need someone... whether you realise you need help or not. Just like you did for me. I know you'll find what you're looking for - I've always looked up to you, you know. We all doubt ourselves... but when we hit our lowest point, we are open to the greatest change."
>>20499024He didn't.>Anonymous 08/28/12(Tue)00:56 No.20498954
"Good." You say. "That's my Raz. Can I do anything to help you with it?""You already have." She mumbled."Make you some tea?"She snorted, surprised, and then started giggling."If you need something light-hearted, you should go see Fellwind. It's hilarious." You say.". . What happened to Fellwind?" She asked, sniffling and wiping her eyes, regaining her composure.
>>20499040"He made fun of Kaliel. Saying anything more would ruin the surprise of it."
>>20498997>NHaven't met all the potential waifu/husbando choices yet. Wonder if we'll get d'aww time with Zeke too, I'm personally a fan of him. Think it was mentioned in a previous thread that he's into humans, too.
>>20499040"He pissed off Kali and she turned him into a little girl. He's so fluffy!"
>>20499038He made the characters.>>20499040"He made fun of Kaliel, and she took revenge."
>>20499040You have to see it yourself. Suffice to say he poked fun at Kaliel and the results are magnificent.Now we should both clean up a bit, we both look like sobbing messes.
>>20499066It was more than a mention, it's why Raziel went into human form in the first place.
"He made fun of Kaliel." You say. "The results are magnificent.""I have to see this." She said."Now, we should both clean up a bit. We both look like sobbing messes."She nodded, and started washing her face. "You don't need to." She said. "Your form doesn't. . reveal sobbing messes easily."By the time you and Raziel get back above deck, Fellwind is currently being cuddled by Belethor. "She *is* pretty fuzzy." He said, chuckling. Fellwind's expression only reads 'resigned', and behind you, Raziel starts giggling.
>>20499148"How many times has she been passed around now?"Grab her and hand her off to Raziel.
>>20499148"I know Belethor, isn't Fellwind adorable right now?Now Raziel hasn't had a turn yet so I think she gets to go next.How're you holding up Fellwind?"
>>20499148Belethor is seriously trumping Leon on the husbando scale now, in terms of that rivalry. Spell knight needs to step up his game.
rolled 15 = 15>>20498954As if this wanmsnt the plan all along> Y
"I know, Belethor. Isn't Fellwind adorable right now? How many times has she been passed around now?""All the times." Jeanne said. "The most hilarious time was when Grayson gave her a bear hug."You grab Fellwind, and sling her to Raziel- Where she promptly turns back into her normal form, accidentally knocking himself and Raziel to the ground.". . Finally." He said, getting to his feet. He pulled up Raziel, and started brushing off his robe. He turned to Kaliel, who just grinned back up at him."How was your stay as the little girl?" She asked.Fellwind closed his eyes, and took a deep breath.Jeanne takes Fellwind's hand, and whispers something in his ear- something you can't hear with your dulled kalak sense of sound, and the two of them make their way belowdeck."Aww." Raziel said, pouting. "I missed out."
>>20499203Personally, I don't think Leon has that kind of interest. The only evidence suggesting that is Kristoph's word, which may or may not have been valid at the time - otherwise, Leon doesn't seem that fussed about Ishelda, let alone 'sweet on her'.
>>20499241"Hmm..."Look at Belethor thoughtfully."Yeah you did...">Wheee trollshelda.
Sorceress Quest: Our waifu discussions have roughly twice as many posts as the actual quest contributions do.
>>20499241"It's okay Raz. I'm not that fuzzy and my crest is small, but you can still hug me."After the hug we should turn back into our normal Ishelda form. >>20499203I'm liking Belethor. I think that he has a fighting chance against Kal and Raz.
>>20499294Not even close buddy. This is the first thread where we actually discussed it. Go look at other quests wiafu discussions. We are being quite calm and rational about it.
>>20499300>not during the hug
>>20499294HAHAHAHAHAYou haven't actually played a waifu quest before have you? This is like relaxed, polite, armchair discussion.
>>20499300>turn back into our normal Ishelda formBut we still haven't got a compliment from Zeke. You have to complete the set.
"Hmm. . ." You say, eying Belethor. "Yeah. . .you did."He gave you a grin, instantly recognizing your glance- despite the fact that you're Kalak. Strange. "Well, if Miss Kaliel wishes, she can turn me into something." He said. "I'm not one to say no to new experiences.""It's okay, Raz." You say. "I'm not that fuzzy and my crest is small, but you can still hug me." You say. In response, she hugs you tightly, with a grin."Thanks for. . earlier." She said, pulling away.You nod, and closing your eyes, you release the shapeshift, turning yourself into a human being once more.
>>20499331Zeke likes human girls. It's one of his quirks.
>>20499241"Don't worry, I'm sure you'll get another chance. But I did promise you tea."
>>20499338"Well, tea first and then the preparations for the ritual?"
>>20499331We can just ask him what he thought later. Wonder what his thoughts are on DTC?
>>20499345He can still tell when a kalak is pretty.We should try out Ogre form some time. When in Rome and all that.
>>20499338That is quite admirable Belethor, perhaps later. If we start having Kaliel transform people willynilly then we won't ever get any work done. Me and Kaliel are going to have some tea, would you care to join us?
rolled 61 = 61>>20499338How much magic do we have left? Time for tea with the boys. I want to see them interact.
>>20499387Raziel, not Kaliel
>>20499405Right. Me and Raziel are going to have some tea.
"That's quite admirable, Belethor, perhaps later. If we start having Kaliel transform people willy-nilly, then we won't ever get any work done.""Of course." He responded. "Well, tea first, and then the preparations for the ritual?""No preparations required." She said. "It's still set up from when I did the ritual for you.""So. . just tea then." Kaliel said. "Business as usual, from what Raz's told me."Belethor grinned. "Yes, of course- getting work done." He said.
>>20499454We should check in on Zeke now. We spend too little time with him anyway.
>>20499454"It's amazing how much work you can get done over a cup of tea.Currently we're en route to our location. Nobody tells you this, but 80% of being a hero is travel time."After tea we should call up Marigold and see how our Kingdom is doing.
"Now, Belethor. Tea is essential. Besides, tea distracts only those of us drinking. Shapeshifting shenanigans distract everybody."
>>20499454Tea is important! Tea time is a big thing in arcturus.
>>20499494I'm sure we can call her during tea.
>>20499454Raise an eyebrow at him"Well if you aren't busy having tea then I suppose Kaliel can get more practice in."
"Tea is important! Tea time is a big thing in Arcturus." "Oh, of course it is." He said. "Mostly because it's labelled Galadriel's Light." He said. "Which probably means that whatever the tea enhances or helps your power. I'm. . curious what it does to mine." He said. "Do you mind if I join you?"
>>20499541"Of course not! Tea for everybody!"
>>20499541Ask Raz if she's okay with it. It's supposed to be giiiiiiiirltime, after all.
>>20499541"If Raziel doesn't mind. There are many other varieties of tea, mana tea is simply the most practical."
>>20499541"Of course not. Grayson, Leon, would you like to join as well?"
>>20499541I would never deny somebody tea, that would be cruel.The mana tea just recharges you if you've used up your power so I don't think it will help you. But it's still delicious.
>>20499541"Certainly. It's basically residual magic in a cup."Explain the concept as we brew and pour it for him."Whenever I cast a spell, any sort of spell, it uses up my energy. Whenever I deplete my energy, my reserve of energy grows. I have various ways to restore that energy, just resting for long enough will do it, but with the size of my magical reserves that takes days. You'll notice several gemstones on my outfits, none of which are purely decorative. I store excess magic in them, so that when I run low I can take more. I'm also capable of taking magic directly from the ship's power supply - though if I'm not careful I'll take too much and crash it, so I don't do that much anymore.But by far my most favorite method of regenerating my magic reserves, is the tea. Galadriel's Light is a plant that converts sunlight, which it turns out contains trace amounts of astral fire, directly into magic."
>>20499541If Raziel is agreeable to the suggestion of course.There are a great number of varieties of tea that I enjoy, this one which I call "Mana Tea" is made from the petals of the flowers aboard the ship, the same flowers that power it. You didn't think they were just for decoration did you?Perhaps later tonight I can introduce you to a different variety of tea, it's called "Swamp Brew".
"You okay with it?"Raziel shrugged. "I don't mind." She said."Grayson, Leon, would you like to join as well?""Of course, lady." Leon said, and took a seat. Grayson harrumphed. . and then turned to Kaliel."Please turn me into a man-thing." He said. Kaliel looked to the bear, then back to her hands."I'm. . not sure if I have enough magic to turn someone so huge into something so tiny." She said.. . and then touched her hand against his haunch.Grayson twitched, and then shrunk, becoming a young, scruffy man in a brown tunic, and a pierced ear, with the silver communication embedded in it. He shifted his hat, and then took a seat, leaning forward on the table, eyes half-lidded."Whenever I cast a spell, any sort of spell, it uses up my energy. Whenever I deplete my energy, my reserve of energy grows. I have various ways to restore that energy, just resting for long enough will do it, but with the size of my magical reserves that takes days. You'll notice several gemstones on my outfits, none of which are purely decorative. I store excess magic in them, so that when I run low I can take more. I'm also capable of taking magic directly from the ship's power supply - though if I'm not careful I'll take too much and crash it, so I don't do that much anymore." You say, brewing up the tea."But by far my most favorite method of regenerating my magic reserves, is the tea. Galadriel's Light is a plant that converts sunlight directly into magic.""Which means that the petals itself store this magic power, so when you steep it. . it probably turns the heat from the tea itself into more magic. Better than just. . snorting the petals, I suppose." He said, thinking.
>>20499609Dang, did we forget to ask kaliel? She can of course join us.
>>20499609"hmm... That would probably work for fast energy. It wouldn't be nearly as fun as tea though."
>>20499609Well yes, snorting the petals wouldn't be at all dignified.
>>20499609By the way, is SORC always going to run longer than 6 hours from now on? Doesn't really fit my schedule that well, although I'm happy we get more done per session.
>>20499609Snorting them would be unladylike of me. As a queen it simply wouldn't do for me not to be dignified.Speaking of tea, Belethor would your mother be willing to have tea with me once we're done with this saving the world business. I think she might enjoy being able to talk freely with someone over some tea and cake.
>>20499541How does he know what gladriels light even is? I thought it was kept secret by the elves until recently. Balethor is so suspicious.
>>20499693It's been exported for two years now.
>>20499693All he knew was that it was something to do with magic. Maybe he just knows who Galadriel is.
>>20499693It said "Galadriel's Light" on the tin we keep the loose leaf tea in. It's been 2 years since then. And Belethor is rather clever and adept at lateral thinking.
>>20499609>>20499693And now your telling him all our combat tricks? If he turns on us were fucked.
"Hmm... That would probably work for fast energy. It wouldn't be nearly as fun as tea though." You say, serving everybody."Eating it would probably be better than that, though." He said, and warily took a sip. Nothing in particular happened to him. ". . Rather underwhelming.""You could always try Swamp Brew. That makes for an interesting experience." Raziel said. "We have a cask onboard.""I might try some." Grayson said- you notice that his teeth are pointed, unlike last time he was in human form. Odd. "Last time I had some, I saw a dire serpent bind to Ishy."
>>20499723He has no magic power. If he turns on us we float ten feet up and zap him.
>>20499735"You mean my soul fire?"Draw the snake out.
>>20499766Don't draw the snake out at the frigging table.
>>20499770It's not a huge, disruptive thing.
>>20499735Dire serpent? I thought that was a manifestation of my soul or something.>>20499770Why not? It's harmless.
>>20499735"Is that what happened? I think... Eidolon? said it was Ghujj's talent."
>>20499735Splutter a bit"I-Ishy?"
>>20499750Second. Also, show him the serpent tattoo thing, but don't tell him it can move, we can surprise him with it when we duel.
>>20499750He's allowed to call us Ishy, he's Grayson.>>20499735Oh that, yes. I think it may have been a metaphor.Everyone, this is Grayson. Please feel free to introduce yourselves formally. I know he's a bear most of the time but he is my oldest and most trusted companion of this world.
"I-Ishy?" You ask, spluttering a bit. "Ishy." He responded. Grayson grinned, showing off his teeth."You mean my soul fire?" You ask, and the little serpent unbound from your arm, and drifted up out of your sleeve. You supplement it with a small amount of energy, and it suddenly became visible. Leon raised an eyebrow at it, and Belethor just examined it."You call it that, yes." Grayson said. "It's. . not exactly a dire serpent. A . . a dead lizardman gave you his talent. Through shamanistic magic. Swamp brew with ashes. Funeral. Words are hard to use. His talent accepted you like it didn't him."
rolled 22 = 22>>20499820"Bwhu?">Startling revelation opens a mental communication channel with Grayson!
>>20499820"That's... quite impressive.">>20499838Nope, doesn't look like it.
>>20499820"Huh? Well I suppose that makes sense."
>>20499820It was a gift with a price I wish was never paid. But one that I will treasure.Everybody, I would like to formally introduce Grayson. Prince of the Bears and loyal friend and companion. Also makes an excellent pillow.
>>20499863The most excellent pillow.
"It was a gift with a price I wish I was never paid. But one that I will treasure.""Talents are. . . shards." He said, shrugging. You open your mouth to formally introduce Grayson . .and then you go silent, to listen. "Shard of evocation makes you burn things. Shard of divination blinds you and lets you see the future. Shard of enchantment lets you see very far, or control beings with your voice. Shard of dire magic makes you angry and deathless. They all have their own personalities. If they like you, they. . open up. If they don't, they pass along your blood line."
>>20499820Ghujj was a good person. But what makes it a dire serpent? Talents are talents, not animals.
>>20499895"... Huh." Glance covertly at Belethor
>>20499895Interesting. So how could Belethor make friends with his talent?
>>20499820New goal, steal everyone else's talents. Start with fellwind, he doesn't want his anyway.
>>20499895Now formally introduce Grayson.
>>20499895Interesting. Belethor's blood line has two major talents in it, that of evocation and control of the elements via his father, the talent his brothers have shown, but his mother has a shard of enchantment.Can you tell which he would have inherited and how to get it to like you?
"... huh." You say, and give Belethor a glance. He isn't even looking at Grayson. He's examining the serpent."I see." He said, finally. "Then, according to my brother's talents. . whatever I have is evocation. Or Enchantment, based on my mother."Grayson shrugged, and leaned back in his chair."Everybody, I would like to formally introduce Grayson. Prince of the Bears and loyal friend and companion. Also makes an excellent pillow.""Also likes sleeping, berries, and sunlight." Grayson said, staring straight upwards."Prince?" Belethor asked."Just a human word. No court, no kingdom. So no, not mostly." Grayson added. "But close enough.""Can you tell which he would have inherited and how to get it to like him?" You ask Grayson. He harrumphs, and shrugs again.
>>20499972Harrumph back at Grayson, enjoy our tea, then start helping Kaliel with her sewing. We can dod that at the table, right?
>>20499972"Well fine."Pour some tea.Grayson seems to be showing off. Intimidating Leon and balethor perhaps? Testing them as candidates?
>>20499972"He harrumphs a lot. You get used to it." Harrumph back at Grayson"As for unlocking Talents I'm not an expert on it. In Kristoph's case it seems to be attuned to some aspect of Knightly honor. If you have a genealogy Belethor you could perhaps see along both lines of your family where Talents skipped a generation and what character traits those who had them possessed. It could be from either side of your family."
You harrumph back at Grayson, and he starts chuckling, eyes still half-lidded."Well, fine." You say. Grayson promptly leans back too much, and tips the chair and himself backward, away from the table. He didn't seem to care."We should probably work on my robe, I suppose." Kaliel said. "And then the living armor. I'm tempted to use you for that, Ishelda, because feathers will mess with the design too much and make it uncomfortable. It needs to be skin-tight."
>>20500061"Kinky."<Grayson, are you alright?>
>>20500061Blush."L-let us do the robe first. Okay?"
>>20500061I'm flattered by your offer Kaliel. Will I be allowed to make my own modifications to integrate my queenly garb, mana crystals, and other assorted things? Grayson, you've lived with me long enough to know that you are not exhibiting proper manners. Sit your chair down properly and sit up straight.
>>20500061"I wouldn't mind helping with that."
>>20500087Yeah, it's Grayson. He deserves some leeway for all those times we used him as a pillow.
"Grayson, are you alright?" You ask him, leaning over the edge of the table. He grins at you."Ground is soft." He said. "I'm fine."That settled, you turn back to Kaliel."L-let's do the robe first. Okay?""Of course." She said. "The armor will take days. Maybe weeks."She gave you a smile, and took off Zeke's robe, stretching it out along the table. As you examine it closer, you see that it's abnormally thick, and made of identically-colored red patches. Just from examining it, you can tell that Zeke's. . extraordinarily good at sewing, it seems, or he did it with magic."I have some cloth and threads here. . " She said, and the squirrel leapt out of it, climbing down to Grayson. Grayson took it in hand as it chittered at him.The two of you, with Leon, Belethor, and Raziel in attendance, get to work on repairing the charred robe.>End of thread!>Sticking around, blah blah, answering questions>My twitter is @futureexabyte.
>>20500132I guess no one wants to know or ask anything...Marigold's three sizes?
>>20500423>I guess no one wants to know or ask anything...How much wind would Fellwind fell if Fellwind could fell wind?
>>20500423Shoe size: 5Glove size: 7½ Hat size: 7Happy?
>>20500132Not even a small cliffhanger? I'm surprised!
>>20500463Exactly 1 FU (Fellwind Unit)
>>20500482Time didn't pass as quickly as I thought it would, haha. Plus, cliffhangers aren't good if they're forced.
>>20500477Nah, she's at least hat size 8.Also, here's the first relationships chart. Feel free to yell at me if things are wrong.
>>20500498The two of you, with Leon, Belethor, and Raziel in attendance, get to work on repairing the charred robe."ARRGH!" the robe screams. "WHY ARE YOU STABBING ME WITH NEEDLES?"It rears up dangerously and leaps at Kaliel's head. Wrapping around, it slowly begins to smother her as she claws at it fruitlessly.>Dun dun dun!>To Be Continued...Not really.
>>20501174Exactly. If I did something like this because I needed a cliffhanger, then I'd need to figure out why the robe went haywire, why it spoke, and *how* it did, and who's behind it. It's be throwing something brand new into the mix that I don't know how it'll mess with my overarching plot.>>20501097No pink line between Ishy and VQ?
>>20501220Until I'm conviced that the VQ isn't actually Ishy on a bad day, no.
>>20501220>why the robe went haywireBecause you were stabbing it with needles>why it spokePeople scream when they are hurt>who's behind itIt leapt on to Kaliel's face, so she is currently behind it>*how* it didBy being a magic living robeIt all makes perfect sense.>No pink line between Ishy and VQ?It's a rubbish chart, all those lines should be pink.
>>20501333Leon X Kristoph should be pink?
>>20501407ESPECIALLY Leon x Kristoph
>>20501407Leon didn't do a very good job as Kristoph's squire if he didn't carry his burdens. And he did do a good job, because he got knighted.
>>20501432He wasn't Kristoph's squire. Both of them served under the same knight at different times.
>>20501466I'm sure they had reunions.
>>20501432>>20501466>>20501678They were both squired by the same man- Kristoph was soon to be knighted when Leon was initially squired. They met that way, became friends, and then Kris ended up as a pseudo older brother figure, when it came down to it. Even after Kris was knighted, however, they still both stayed in Cerulean City most of the time. It especially helped that their trainer was the kind of person to drop his squires off with the knights and call them 'babysitters', so the two of 'em ended up together more than not.
>>20501763>the two of 'em ended up togetherThere you go then. Pink line isn't good enough, you need a new color for people that are already together.
>>20501856HAHA!>So they've been tonguing each other's butts>this whole time>And we're just now finding out.Oh well.