OK. DominariaGuide is a gigantic faggot but his concept wasn't bad. I am hereby ripping it off and honouring the high roll. Intro:>You were once the greatest hero of the land. A knight most powerful, most dedicated, who rose up from humble beginnings to bring light and justice to the people. Then you went up against your arch-enemy, the mage-lord Xaraxxes.>He killed you.>But Xaraxxes didn't just slay you and be done with it. He wanted to torture you and gloat. So he stuck your spirit in one of his magical gems instead of letting you pass to your righteous reward in the afterlife.>Xaraxxes under-estimated you. For years, you waited inside the gem, enduring the cackling spellcaster's attempts to break and demoralize you. In time his visits came more and more seldom, until finally he forgot all about you.>Then something changed. Something opened up in the world. You poured your consciousness into the empty space - then your eyelids fluttered and you gasped in new breath for the first time in... who knows how long?>You are lying face-down in a pool of blood. Your head hurts a lot and you feel confused. There's a lot of noise, perhaps the sound of battle nearby? What do you do?RULES: All responses to be accompanied by d100 roll. Top result in the first three is binding. In the case of ties, I will attempt to combine. In the case of nonsense/suicide commands, I reserve the right to take the edge off.
Rolled 98>>22839224Climb to my feet, grab a sword, and start killing.
Rolled 66>>22839224Meditate briefly to regain your inner balance. Just because you were a knight doesn't mean you're only limited to swinging a sword. You once apprenticed under a master of the Sublime Way, and the aeons of being locked away only allowed you to further one your mastery of self.
Rolled 81>>22839224First things first, stand up, check how our body feels, give our weapon a few test swings to get the balance of it. If we're not wearing a helmet and one is available put that on.Then check our surroundings and move quietly towards the noise, there's almost certainly killing to be done. Personally I prefer consensus over rolling to see who is selected, combining options if possible, and rolling for the efficacy of actions when it is needed.
Rolled 29Duck behind something and try to learn what I can about what's happening
Find something to arm myself with. Maybe something to wear if I'm naked.
Rolled 90>>22839317Well, fucked that roll up
>>22839239You push yourself up. The world is a grey blur for a moment and you almost pass out. But your vision clears and you see that you are standing in a stone corridor. Several slain warriors lie nearby.Following your instincts, you seize the nearest blade and stagger towards the sounds of battle. You long to kill again... wait, weren't you a hero? You feel so confused. Maybe things will be clearer when you reach the fray. You heave open the double doorway at the end of the corridor. A great hall is before you. In the center, a handful of adventurers fight for their lives against a horde of uniformed guards. Xaraxxes watches with amusement from his throne. The mage-lord looks up at you and smiles.What do you do?
Clarifying:>>22839266By roll because rapid-fire.>>22839317You're wearing armour, per the pic in OP.
Rolled 58>>22839350Attack the adventurers. Kill them all.
Rolled 86>>22839350KILL XARAXXES
Rolled 61>>22839350Find something throwable, like a spear, javelin, heavy ass rock, something along those lines. Throw it right into Xaraxxes's stupid smug fucking face.
Rolled 38>>22839350Greet him casually and ask him what you've missed over the years. Just because you hate his guts is no reason to be rude.
Rolled 34>>22839350Yell 'DOWN WITH XARAXXES' and charge into the frey, assisting the Adventurers.
Rolled 18Turn into a robot.There's no other way to win!
>>22839368At the sight of your arch-enemy, your blood boils. You give a howl of rage and charge heedlessly towards him. Of course, the most direct route to Xaraxxes takes you through the heart of the fighting. The guardsmen you barge into look up in confusion, then pull back to let you pass.As you close in, one of the adventurers, a brawny youth with the weathered hide of a southern barbarian, sees you and cries out in horror."No... you're dead, I struck you down!"Xaraxxes' laughter rings out over the fray.What now?
>>22839417Probably correct. Pity about the low roll.
Rolled 88>>22839419IGNORE GUY, I SAID KILL XARAXXES! DO IT.
Rolled 95>>22839419Take a minute to absorb the scenery before killing Xaraxxes, for all we know he's had a change of heart and killing him will cause the end of the world or some shit.
Rolled 43>>22839419NO FUCK THAT, JUST KILL HIS ASS.
Rolled 42>>22839419Yell, "As long as Xaraxxes' lives I SHALL NOT!" And rush past him burying our sword in our enemies face!
Rolled 51>>22839419Pick up a guardsman and throw him sword-first at Xaraxxes, killing him!
Rolled 71>>22839454Goddamnit anon! If we were a robot we would be a fag...
Rolled 27>>22839469Wouldn't be a fag I mean.
Rolled 52>>22839419Use the fear to your advantage.Announce that you you are a spirit of vengeance and justice, bury your sword in that barbarians head on your way to Xaraxxes.
Rolled 24>>22839491>Announce that you you are a spirit of vengeance and justice, bury your sword in that barbarians head on your way to Xaraxxes.You realize our body is probably one of Xaraxxe's minions, right? Starting to kill people who are on our side is a shitty idea
>>22839510>>22839454Pretty much why I rolled for this.
>>22839510We're already charging wildly into combat with sword drawn, with the guy who ALREADY killed the body we now inhabit standing between us and our goal.Might as well go full beserker; ain't no time for chit chat when there's a battle and a dickish mage in the room.
Sorry for delay, internet issues. Also, while I didn't specify before, ya'll should roll openly if you want me to count it.>>22839454There are five adventurers still on their feet. The barbarian youth who wields a great mace, two older men (brothers, by the look of them) clad in good sailor's clothes and armed with swords, a stern, bearded fellow in chainmail also wielding a sword, and a brawny woman who fights with a staff. Perhaps more of them lie dead, there are certainly enough dead guards.You notice that your own armour is much like that worn by Xaraxxes' soldiers. Hmm.The mage-lord's throne is on a raised dais. He looks much as he did last you saw him - slim, dark-haired and handsome enough in an oily way. Xaraxxes licks his lips in anticipation as he watches you.What now?
Rolled 3>>22839668Kill the adventurers.
Rolled 43>>22839668Charge Xaraxxes, stick our sword in his neck.
Rolled 76>>22839668Demand the adventurers surrender, capture them, privately interrogate them and explain our situation if they seem trustworthy
Rolled 94>>22839668KILL XARAXXES
Rolled 46>>22839668Genuflect before the adventurers and whisper "I apologize, but I must get through. I have unfinished business with that man on the throne."
>>22839692>>22839690>Y'all should roll openly if you want me to count it.
Rolled 100>>22839668Lick yours right back. Them look him in his eyes with a cold stare.
Rolled 14>>22839668Fight the adventurers, while declaring our love for Xaraxxes.
Rolled 16>>22839668Announce that you're going to kill Xaraxxes. If they're not with you and still in the room, they're against you.Charge Xaraxxes
Rolled 66>>22839734Remove the noko from your roll
>>22839711We are rolling openly you dumbass.
Rolled 30>>22839734Do I need to get rid of the noko?
>>22839734I think he's asking you not to noko your rolls.It actually doesn't matter, if you roll a die that is lower than 100 you lower your chances of it getting chosen, if you roll one that is higher than a d100 you either will have the same result spread as a d100 or your roll will be disregarded as being over 100.
>>22839752No you're not, dumbass.
Rolled 36>>22839703Good, good, someone else to join me as the voice of reason.
>>22839757Noko rolls say "noko" next to them.
Rolled 86>>22839773I dont think they do.Test.
Rolled 56>>22839721>>22839712Wouldn't it be better if we didn't let him him know we want to kill him beforehand ?Surprise is good against casters.
>>22839757I dunno, does the system allow for modifiers? Ie, could someone roll "d10+90"Testing that now
Rolled 88>>22839781>>22839773Yeah, they dont.
>>22839788Guess not. never mind
Rolled 8 + 90>>22839788You can, but it's immediately obvious as it shows the + separately.
Rolled 4 + 90>>22839788Wait, lemme try again
Rolled 50, 21 + 3 = 74>>22839805>>22839797Didn't it show the result of the addition before ?
Rolled 70>>22839782We look like a guard. The adventures know this.One is a barbarian. One that has killed many guards, including you.I think it would be best if we didn't let he re-kill our body.
Rolled 20, 77 = 97>>22839820Yes. But now it only shows the addition if you're rolling more than 1 die. Don't ask my why.
>>22839712Too slow, but as that's compatible with the highest of the first three...>>22839703You linger for a moment longer, to meet Xaraxxes' gaze. The mage's expression turns quizzical, then confused as you lick your lips. As you start shoving your way through the melee towards the throne, Xaraxxes cries out in alarm. "Stop him! Stop Artem!"This causes havoc. The first guard who tries to seize you gets a broken nose for his troubles and slumps to the ground. The second fares worse - one of the sailors runs him through. You pay little attention to all of this.Xaraxxes must die.Finally you are out of the throng and charging up the stairs. The mage-lord has composed himself and drawn his glowing sword. As he takes up a guard he chuckles. "I knew you'd try it some day, but is this really the right moment? They'll kill whoever survives."What now?
>>22839845It probably assumes you are capable of basic additon
Rolled 67>>22839883KILL XERAXXES.SAY SOMETHING COOL, BUT DEFINITELY KILL THAT BITCH.
Rolled 56>>22839883Tell him to stay his hand, ask what's going on.
>>22839883Perfect. That means you will be dead either way and I can finally pass on.
Rolled 87>>22839883"You assume that I give a fuck. I'll happily die and go to hell as long as I can drag you down with me."Pick something up as we run towards him and throw it into his face to disrupt his defense so we can stab him easier.
Rolled 79>>22839883"Too fuckin' bad."
Rolled 24>>22839883Kiss him as you drive your blade into his belly.
>>22839930"You assume that I give a fuck. I'll happily die and go to hell as long as I can drag you down with me."You accompany the verbal barb by kicking a stray shield at Xeraxxes' head. He ducks under the improvised missile and dashes forward to meet you at the edge of the dais. As your blades clash for the first time, it's clear that you're stronger than the mage - but he is a master swordsman.Last time you fought, he killed you. How are you going to win this time?
Rolled 91>>22839883Cut his head off, roll it down to the adventurers.Announce that you are not their enemy, you simply wanted revenge. Explain you story.
Rolled 60>>22839956ask the adventurers for help!
>>22839956"Who the hell do you think I am?"And then hope he starts explaining that we are his most trusted general doing the "sudden and inevitable betrayal " move.
Rolled 79>>22839961This body is already fatally wounded, just stab him in the chest.Then tell him your name
Rolled 94>>22839956We cheat, we get into a clinch, stomp on one of his feet, pull him into a grapple, disarm him, and bash his head against the stone floor until it becomes a bloody mush.
Rolled 13>>22839956Laugh in ecstasy as the feel of flesh and steel howling let's me know I am truly alive. Gut the wizard, any means necessary, while yelling "Guards! This demon is an impostor! Help me defeat him!"
Rolled 80>>22839956Die with him. Let him sink his blade as deep as he wants. That won't stop us this time. We've no fear of death.
Rolled 6>>22839956Try to place ourselves so that his back is turned towards the adventurers.
>>22839981You decide to get in close to take advantage of your superior might.Xeraxxes is no rookie. When he cannot ward you off with his glowing blade, his footwork keeps him out of reach. You managed to get on to the dais, robbing him of the high ground."No explanation, Artem? I suppose that blow to the head has addled your wits."You don't care. You're almost certain that's not your name, anyway. If you can just get close to him, you can overpower the mage. How do you create an opening?
Rolled 4>>22840036"You've made one mistake, Xeraxxes. Yes, you killed me last time, imprisoned me, even kept trophies from me and paraded them in front of me. But after all this time, Xeraxxes, after all this time, you've made one single blunder."You're still using my blade."The bonded weapon that Xeraxxes never managed truly to break leaps to our hands and cuts savagely at Xeraxxes, as though seeking vengeance for centuries of torture.Am I even allowed to do things like this?
Rolled 42>>22840036"You idiot, you don't even know what is going on," I smirk.
Rolled 76>>22840036Make it look like you are going to attack his upper body, then stab his leg.Choke him with you bear hands.
Rolled 60>>22840036Make him back off into the adventurers.
Rolled 76>>22840036Take to the air. WE SKELECOPTER NOW.
>>22840055You feint high and then strike low. Xaraxxes isn't fooled. He parries and ripostes, striking you in the left shoulder. Damn. You keep your eyes on Xaraxxes as he smirks, but you don't need to look to know the wound only struck the flesh.You're not going to be able to beat him with swordplay. Any other ideas?>>22840046>Rolled 4Good try.
Rolled 62>>22840082I am going to copy-paste Anon's delicious idea, is that ok?"You've made one mistake, Xeraxxes. Yes, you killed me last time, imprisoned me, even kept trophies from me and paraded them in front of me. But after all this time, Xeraxxes, after all this time, you've made one single blunder."You're still using my blade."The bonded weapon that Xeraxxes never managed truly to break leaps to our hands and cuts savagely at Xeraxxes, as though seeking vengeance for centuries of torture.
Rolled 77>>22840082With our superior might and our "fuck the world" attitude we grab his sword with all the strength we can muster, holding him in place and then striking him down.
>>22840082That doesn't answer the question of whether we're allowed to spontaneously expand on the backstory of our knight here.
Rolled 8>>22840082Use magic.
Rolled 32>>22840082Well I still think that continuing to advance on him until he's flanked by adventurers or backed against a wall is a good idea.Make him understand who we really are, maybe that will surprise him too.
Rolled 46>>22840082I say we tackle him.
>>22840109Ought to keep that in reserve for when we need him open for the figurative(?) decapitation strike.
Rolled 90>>22840082We summon divine power to boost out sword-skills. We're a paladin, right?
>>22840106It implies an answer.>>22840104To hell with it. You go through another exchange, this time letting him lay open your thigh. But that gives you the option to do something really stupid. You grab his blade with your left hand.It's wickedly sharp. While your gauntlet does enough to keep Xaraxxes from just shredding your hand with a flick of his wrist, you're now bleeding from a third site. But the mage's attempt to free the blade is opening enough. You drop your own sword and land a right hook on Xaraxxes' jaw, knocking him to the ground.Your mutilated left hand spasms uncontrollably and the other blade clatters to the ground. Your enemy is floored. What now?
Rolled 39>>22840158Take the other blade - OUR BLADE - from the floor, and end him with it, not knowing, not understanding, as he deserves.
Rolled 62>>22840158Get into a wrestling mount on top of him and start throttling his neck and bashing his skull into the floor. It shouldn't take that long to turn it into paste.
Rolled 41>>22840158Knee drop on his face.
Rolled 33>>22840158GUT HIM.
Rolled 39>>22840178Do this - but im sure our blade is on "our" leg now...
Rolled 85>>22840158finish him quickly before killing him say "I'm not Artem"
>>22840182Never mind subtlety. You pounce on Xaraxxes, pinning him beneath your weight. Then you splatter his good looks on the marble floor.You don't know how many times you've rammed Xaraxxes' head into the stone, and don't really care. But there's the sound of footsteps coming up the stairs. What do you do?
Rolled 88>>22840216Greet the adventurers with your mutilated arm."Care to give me a hand?"
Rolled 21>>22840216Finish him off as quickly as possible. Quick quick quick quick kill kill kill. I'm not letting this chance go by.
Rolled 66>>22840216bash him one more time, then stand
>>22840221Are we sure its the adventurers?....Well if they are roll with this!
Rolled 46>>22840216Keep on bashing his head against the floor, don't turn around."Hey, just think you ought to know I'm not one of his guys, he did die, I just borrowed his body to take revenge on this fuck."
Rolled 61>>22840221>>22840238They think we are the enemy. Better be ready to defend ourself.
Rolled 91>>22840216"Shh. Gimme a moment. Working off centuries of pent-up aggression here." Smash his corpse a few more times.
>>22840254This man knows whats going on!
>>22840221You look up to see the dark-skinned woman springing up the dais, murder in her eyes. Attempting to ease the tension, you raise your left hand in salute."Care to give me a hand?"You get the wrong end of the stick. She cracks you over the head with her staff. Oh, god, it was already hurting enough... you stay conscious, but crumple beside Xeraxxes. The woman is on you immediately, trying to choke you with her bare hands. You get your right up to slow her down, but you're too weak to stop her with force.What do you say?
Rolled 2>>22840216Collapse, and turn over."My task is complete. Do what you will."
>>22840288"HRGSFDSF"Maybe play dead or something.
Rolled 56>>22840288mind taking your top off?
Rolled 35>>22840288"Ow. What the fuck, woman. Trying to work off centuries of pent-up aggression on my captor here. Get in line."
Rolled 26>>22840288Start laughing.
Rolled 6>>22840288Laugh, or rather, choke while trying to laugh, and let it happen. We've done our bit.
Rolled 68>>22840288Be gentle.
Rolled 16>>22840288soul shift to her body
Rolled 95>>22840288Well....time to go out with "style" ROLL DOWN THE STAIRS GRAPPLE
Rolled 60>>22840288"I'm not fucking Artem or whatever his name is.I'm the Great Hero Ezekiel, slayer of dragons, yadda yadda yadda, you've probably heard of me. I was stuck in a crystal for a while, came back, and killed this guy. Chill out lady."
Rolled 25Die, then PUNCH XARAXXES SPIRIT IN THE FACE. FOREVER.
>>22839224>RULES: All responses to be accompanied by d100 roll. Top result in the first three is binding. In the case of ties, I will attempt to combine. In the case of nonsense/suicide commands, I reserve the right to take the edge off.This is fucking retarded. Do not use "best roll decides" system, that shit never works unless you're doing "lolrandom" quest.
>>22840344...I'll have to agree.Just look at >>22840309
>>22840344Is letting ourselves be killed suicide?
>>22840344>>22840353>>22840356>In the case of nonsense/suicide commands, I reserve the right to take the edge off.Hopefully he'll exercise this clause.
Rolled 34>>22840360Well, letting the spirit go after killing Xaraxxes fits thematically.
>>22840366I was more talking about the "take your top off" vote, actually.
>>22840360Even then. Long term planning is practically impossible with this kind of system. Everything will happen spontaneously with little thought behind actions.Consensus is the best option and rolling only when it cannot be reached.
Rolled 58>>22840376It's taking a while for him to write a reply, so he's trying to get some wiggle-room (if you know what I mean, eh, eh) there.Do we know the Knight was a goody-goody? A bawdy joke in this situation doesn't sound completely inappropriate.
>>22840309>Already asked for open rolls>>22840310>Too wordy"Let me go, I have to kill Xeraxxes!"This doesn't really faze her. She spits in your face. "The same way you killed my mother? Your killing ends here, Artem!"You know you should be stronger than this. But you were wounded when you awoke, and the fight with the mage-lord was tough. Your arm trembles, then succumbs to her strength. The woman's fingers close around your throat. You close your eyes, knowing that you'll go to your reward soon.A man's voice interjects. "Hold up..." the rest blurs in your fading hearing, then you feel the woman's grip ease. You cough and splutter and breathe again.Looking up, the barbarian youth is restraining the woman. She is very unhappy about this, but isn't struggling.You might be able to cough out a few words. Make it good.
Rolled 39>>22840385obviously knights arent supposed to have a sense of humor. duhhhh
Rolled 58>>22840389"Who the fuck is Artem?"This ought to get the point across well enough.
>>22840378The protagonist has a head wound and cannot think clearly. What you're describing is a feature, not a bug.
Rolled 99>>22840389"Finally...Now mind help me kill him first?"
>>22840389"I'm not this...Artem, m'lady."
Rolled 54>>22840389not artem bitch
Rolled 70>>22840389"Make sure to kill Xeraxxes. Oh, and by the way, there's a an amulet somewhere around here with the trapped soul of a great knight in it - could you handle that for me?"
>>22840389Future waifu found.
Rolled 98>>22840389"I'm not fucking Artem, you killed him.I just kinda stole his body to get revenge on Xeraxxes.Used to be a legendary hero of legend."
Rolled 35>>22840389"Jokes on you, I don't care-" Take the time to shatter Xaraxxes' neck."-What you do, as long as this bastard is dead first."
>>22840399So we're going to get consensus-based voting once he recovers enough to not act on first instinct? Wonderful. Quick, find a healer.
>>22840422>>22840399This actually seems kinda nice
Rolled 28>>22840409Should have worded that better i guess. since by HIM i meant Xeraxxes
>>22840400"Help... me" You then start coughing. The youth's eyes soften."He saved our lives, Zia. The least he deserves is a just trial."The woman scowls, but nods her assent. The two sailors bind and gag you as the rest of the party gets to looting.THE ENDor is it?
Rolled 2>>22840447No, it's the end.Bleed out while they kill the other guy.
Rolled 73>>22840447definetly not end, LETS SEE!
Rolled 89>>22840447Before anything else, ask what year it is.
Rolled 80>>22840447take out dick, masturbate
Rolled 75>>22840447Our soul leaves this body that has served its purpose to us and manifests elsewhere in the lands we once walked.
>>22840462That looks like a, "Please continue". However, as you're a prisoner at the moment, the protagonist can't make too many serious decisions.RULE CHANGE: Decisions are now based on apparent consensus reached within thirty minutes of the last Quest post.So while the protagonist waits, he might remember a few things. What was his name again?
Rolled 78>>22840511Last name, Night.First name, Ser.
Rolled 91>>22840511Shaoram the Merciful, of Ar-Tariw.
>>22840511Sir Wilheim Tangent
Rolled 24>>22840525Merciful no longer, looks like.
Rolled 13>>22840536Shaoram the Once-Merciful.
>>22840511Our name was Torbjorn Tordenskjold, Defender of the north.
Rolled 54>>22840511Ser Jonn Jonnz
>>22840511Vlad III, Vlad Țepeș, Prince of Wallachia.
Rolled 76>>22840539rolling for thisalso 10-20 minutes for a quest this fast should be enough. if there are less people around, you can increase the time
>>22840525I'll back this one up. Once-merciful also works.
>>22840565If you reach a consensus more quickly, we'll go. 30 minutes is your maximum time.
>>22840578Sounds reasonable.Shaoram the Once-Merciful!
>>22840589Yup this sound good
Agreeing on Shaoram the Once-Merciful!
>>22840613OK. Any major objections?
Rolled 46>>22840511Admiral James Braddock
>>22840623name kinda sucks.
Should I archive this?What description should I use?And maybe a new name? I think "Kingception Quest" sounds fucking stupid.
>>22840671Forever Knight Quest? I have no idea.
>>22840671Current title is "Knightception Quest", but I'm not married to it.>>22840665"Kinda", like you prefer something else, or "kinda" like you can't stand it. The former is a minor objection.
>>22840690>Current title is "Knightception Quest"The current title is stupid.I might use >>22840679 instead
>>22840690i cant stand the name. sounds dumb the merciful is cool though>>22840679this i like!
>>22840589>>22840679Sounds good to me.
>>22840679"Forever Knight Quest" it is.>>22840723Well, I'm not seeing a whole lot of other players objecting to it, so you have ten minutes to propose an alternative and win everyone over.
>>22840750i guess it sharoam then *cringes
Rolled 92>>22840723Come on, let me have my Shaoram. The only thing I got through in this thread... Otherwise we'll end up with Chaplain Haddock or something.
>>22840764Karl-Theodorus, Freiherr von und zu Starkenburg the once-merciful?
>>22840775you can have your shaoram as long as he is not a knoght wiht a stick up his ass.
>>22840784I could deal with Karl-Theodorus the Once-Merciful, but that full name? Fuck no.Still going for Shaoram.
>>22840800mah-mah-mah-my Shaoram-ah is officially his theme song
>>22840785That's true, he's got an immovable rod up his ass.
So this will be called "Forever Knight Quest" then.What should the description be?
>>22840800His friends just call him Karl anyway.
>>22840825I dunno. If you're not going with a summary, then the most notable things are that this was a quest idea someone else had but didn't follow through on, and that the decision-making was varied according to the condition of the protagonist.
>>22840826i second this. his nickname is karl
>>22840858I would write a summary if I knew what to put.
>>22840863A long imprisoned spirit regains his freedom. A knight in a villain's body takes revenge on his captor.
>>22840818"Shaoram". That's what your mother named you back in little Ar-Tariw. Later, people would call you "the Merciful", but you don't exactly feel that way now. It's almost like you're starting over from nothing.What was it that set Shaoram on the path to becoming a hero?
>>22840825"Quest started by another anon with body change as the main point, hilarity ensues when the soul of a knight ends in the body of...another knight. Knight [name] lost his body in battle and his soul was trapped by the mage-lord Xaraxxes. He's now free and ready for revenge."Maybe?
>>22840891god i'm retardedI'm just gonna leave this quest thread in shame if that is perfectly alright
>>22840883The teaching of our master, back when we were a squire.
>>22840883He had no choice. Four monks walked in and smashed his noodle shop, and he had to find another way to earn a living.
Rolled 4>>22840912What in the world... dammit /tg/...
>>22840883Reluctantly became an adventurer to make sure my head-strong sister didn't get herself into too much trouble. Learned to love adventuring and meeting new peoples and cultures.
>>22840903>kingdom under heaven. undead armor come to life.>>22840883Lost bet in a particularly shady bar. Long story.
>>22840883The undying sense of JUSTICE...or some cliche thing like our village being burned down by BBEG or something
Orcs destroyed our village and stole a very important item, and we promptly set upon recovering it.
>>22840912Not that it counts, but I kinda like this. (Don't let that sway you, /tg/. I am not the boss of Shaoram.)
>>22840912>>22840919>>22840922Mix these someway or another and it would be good just because it is not generic.
>>22840931DAMMIT /TG/, now i have to gather my sides from the floor...
>>22840958Because monks smashed your table?
>>22840932While funny, I prefer to leave that noodle shop owner alone.Go with JUSTICE
>>22840949after losing a bet in a bar, his sister is forced to go on an adventure to find 4 monks. Shaoram goes along to make sure his sister doesnt get into too much trouble. He eventually falls inlove with adventuring and the many people and cultures he has met.
>>22840980There's still plenty of time, but this is the current leader. (Nobody else has agreed on anything.)
>>22840958I said sides not noodles...kinda look like them tough..
>>22840949After losing his bar to 4 monks he had to make a living somehow. He were already strong since he had grown up with a headstrong sister he had to often get out of trouble and after losing a bet with his last money in a shady bar he agreed to go along as a caravan guard to the merchant he lost his money to. Later he learned to love adventuring and meeting new peoples and cultures and thus his story began.
>>228409804 Monks smashed his noodle shop. He used most of his income from that to pay for his sister's tuition. Now she has an excuse to go adventuring off, because that's what she wanted in the first place, instead of some lame education. Depressed he went to a shady bar to lighten his mood with some drinks. Came across a rich mob-type guy. Tried to bet with him to get money out of that guy to pay for repairs, to return everything back to normal and make his sister come home. He lost and the mobster with his twisted sense of humor made the guy join the Paladin academy (whatever). So then, he figures he might as well go join his sister on her adventures.
>>22841038This is great.
>>22841038>>22840980Remember, this guy is a knight, at some point he needs to learn chivalry and stuff.
Monks, MONK EVERY-FUCKING-WHERE
>>22841049Eh. "Knight" is a vague term.
>>22840980>>22841038>>22841044Fucking monks.I bet they fled and we never saw them anymore. The "4 monks" were/are second on our shit-list only after Xaraxxes
>>22841049maybe its just a title given to him by the people since he's so nice and good. I'd like to think that he's that.
>>22841057Most of the time it includes a rigid code of honour, usually from a higher power (religion, knightly order, royalty, etc), otherwise you are just a warrior.While I accept this funny origin, the end result is to be a full knight.
>>22841089maybe his code of honor is to be good and nice to people? defend the weak etc but I kind of dont see him beholden to a higher power
>>22840882Going with this.
>>22841057>>22841089At some point we were saved by a knight from a certain death. We traveled with him for some time and learned more about him and his order. We decided to join it, our connection with the knight and our several years of experience as a warrior made the normally long process of becoming a knight fairly quick.
>>22841099He can be a knight errant, but just being nice doesn't make you a knight, just a bro warrior. A knight needs an oath.
>>22841120true. maybe he was knighted in battle by a knight who travelled and adventured with him?
>>22841115Pic related (kinda)
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/22839224/Archived thread there.
>>22841115>>22841126Yeah, some instruction with other knights and he's ready.>>22841129Cool.
Perhaps we can simply decide on his humble beginnings right now, leaving the later part of his career (and the skills he developed in that time) vague? So that he can pull out unexpected skills and shit in dire situations, of course.
>>22841149I fully agree with this Anon.He/She has it right on the monies.
>There were a lot of ideas floating around but not much consensus. I've tried to use most of what was there.While many of your faith made their living by catering to the decadent pleasures of the nobility, your family were poor innkeepers in the worst part of town. Food, drink, and the occasional small loan - that was the trade of your father.As a child, you didn't feel moral outrage at such a small man as your father being condemned as a usurer. Children do not need a reason to be horrified when evil is done to their parents. But when the childhood wound had healed, the young man was left with a scar called "injustice".For a few years, you and your older sister just lived rough. You stole food or begged for it, lived in rags, and scarcely had a warm night. Eventually you were "apprenticed" by an old rogue who prized those quiet little feet and thieving hands. Being on the wrong side of the law as a youth taught you a lot. Most of it you don't care to use. The best lesson was that most criminals are petty, desperate souls who need help more than punishment. And for your own part, once you were wearing proper clothes and eating properly... the life of a criminal didn't sit right. But what was your alternative?
>>22841202what happened to the monks?is that a rhetorical question in the end? I can't tell.
>>22841222It doesn't really matter, after the time we spent trapped they are probably dead.Our sister too.We should pay a visit to her resting place if possible.
>>22841232wait are we still doing the backstory or in the future?
>>22841259I mean when we start playing again.
Needed food badly.>>22841222The monks were part of the inquisition that carried off Shaoram's father. Not obvious enough?It was a rhetorical question at the end, but I thought a "what happened next" would have been too crude afterwards.There has been no confirmation about the date.
>>22841380we're back in present time. gagged and bound, Shaoram follows his captors.
>>22841380Back to the present, we have enough backstory for now!
>>22841398>I'll take that as a cue.You are roused from your reminiscence by strong hands bearing you to your feet. The rest of the adventurers seem to have delegated the barbarian to look after you. Hopefully his sense of honour is deep-rooted.You do your best to walk on your own, but with the wound to your leg it's too hard. Before you collapse, your captor wordlessly hoists you over his shoulders. It's not hard to see how he bested Artem.The journey out of Xaraxxes' keep is a blur. Your head still aches and you can't quite shake the idea that this body is still entirely dead and being dragged around by your spirit. But it feels like your heart is beating. That wouldn't happen if you were dead. Would it?Eventually, the adventurers settle down to rest. The youth puts you down gently, then scratches at the beginnings of a beard."I will take off your gag so you can eat and drink. Any trickery, and Zia" he indicates the woman with a jerk of his head "will finish you off."How do you respond? (If you are going to nod, then you might as well tell me what you say to the barbarian, too.)
>>22841495"...What year is it?"
>>22841495Nod heartily. This is a great laugh, frankly.First question: "So, did you kill Xaraxxes the rest of the way? I sincerely hope you removed his head from his body and his brain from his head, just to be sure."
>>22841495in a good way I hope. Shaoram smiles slyly but exhausted.
Rolled 8>"If I were not on your side I'd have tarried to accost you before charging the mage."Ill also add a smirk to indicate the friendly quip
He removes your gag and helps you drink a few swallows of water. It tastes better than you remember.>>22841515"...What year is it?"He looks a bit embarrassed. One of the sailors chuckles and calls out, "Twelve forty-two."Three years? You've only been dead for three years? It seemed like so much longer... perhaps they use a different calendar?>>22841523"Did you kill Xaraxxes the rest of the way? I sincerely hope you removed his head from his body and his brain from his head, just to be sure."The youth frowns and takes a sip of water himself. "He was dead enough by the time you'd finished with him."
>>22841591"Tweleve-Forty-Four of C?" X being the calendar we remember
>>22841591Only three years? Make sure to visit your sister someday.>>22841622Yeah, better make sure.
>>22841622"Twelve forty-two of X? I have only been dead three years?"Where X is the calendar we remember.
>>22841649This, 1.- messed up C with X2.- far better explained
Rolled 57>>22841591"Tell me about who you are, and she is," nod at Zia. "Also, if you could explain..." I let the question trail, and let him draw his own conclusions. Hopefully about this mother murder thing.
>>22841649"The lord's year twelve forty-two? I have only been dead three years?"Your captor gives you an incredulous look. "If you were dead, it was only for minutes."One of the others - Chainmail - comes up and looks at you closely, then mutters to the boy. "Reckon you hit him hard enough to scramble his brains. He might die from it yet, but I guess we should be grateful."
Explain to them you were trapped in a crystal and took this body.
Rolled 35>>22841702Ask them about a priest, a shaman or someone who handles matters of spirit and death. If necessary, tell them it's about last rites or somesuch.
>>22841685>>22841724I'll give you a bit of time decide which course you want to take here.
>>22841724Sorry didn't roll
>>22841702Hmmm, have you heard of Shaoram the Merciful then?
Rolled 35>>22841737I am on phone idk if rolling will work.
>>22841685This, let's get some information first.
>>22841751No rolls necessary at the moment, Shaoram has his wits about him. Mostly.
>>22841702Do Shaoram know who Artem was? Seems like he was pretty a prominent person.
>>22841771No. But he did kill off a lot of Xaraxxes' henchmen last time around. Artem probably got promoted to fill a gap.
>>22841685"Tell me about who you are, and she is," you nod at Zia. "Also, if you could explain..."The question dies between the two of you. "You really can't remember, can you?" He shrugs. "I am Brechulf. You did me no wrong personally, though you guarded a wicked man until I knocked some sense into you. Zia was born as one of Xaraxxes' slaves, and you killed her mother as they escaped.""I don't think she's forgiven you."
>>22842002"I can see that."Ask where are they going.
>>22842002"All right. Well, then. Let me tell you a somewhat fantastical story, then.""Once, there was the greatest hero of the land. A knight most powerful, most dedicated, who rose up from humble beginnings to bring light and justice to the people. Then he went up against his arch-enemy, the mage-lord Xaraxxes.""He killed that man.""But Xaraxxes didn't just slay that knight and be done with it. He wanted to torture me and gloat. So he stuck that spirit in one of his magical gems instead of letting him pass to that righteous reward awaiting him in the afterlife.""Xaraxxes under-estimated that man. For years, he waited inside the gem, enduring the cackling spellcaster's attempts to break and demoralize the knight. In time his visits came more and more seldom, until finally he forgot all about that soul, locked inside a gem, lost on the pile of treasure.""And then, that knight found himself awake, suddenly, able to move, to breathe, to LIVE once more. And he sees his greatest foe on the throne, and a battle nearby. And, that knight jumps into battle once more, not knowing what the fuck is going on, goes to mangle his hand just to disarm his greatest foe, not even really caring if he gets struck down again, because hey, he's died once already.""And, now Xaraxxes is dead, and that knight finds himself here, in someone else's body, and people looking at him pretty damn weirdly.""It's a funny tale, no?"
Rolled 13>>22842002Apologize for killin her mother
>>22842002check body for damage, shape, etc.
>>22842002plead to go back to the castle to investigate the whole "getting back to life" deal. maybe a henchman did something stupid with the gem so we were able to take him over or something.
>>22842002"I'm not...I'm not who you think I am."
>>22842150"...Artem is dead."
>>22842076All that exposition kinda bothers me."I'm afraid, Brechulf, that you did more than knock some sense into that man. You actually killed him."
>>22842164Well, we don't know that. We could possibly leave this body only to find he came back.
>>22842170>say "yeah, I'm not actually that guy's right hand man, he died">totally not lying>tell them a tale so wild and out of this world it's too stupid to be true>you'd better believe it!Seriously, you go all out with the tale and hold nothing back, or you might as well not tell it at all. Telling it bit by bit just makes it sound like you're making the whole thing up.
>>22842175We're bleeding out, horribly mutilated, and in the company of at least one person that wants this body destroyed, a few succinct sentences is probably the best way to do it, and even is he isn't dead, that might just be something that makes them stop and think for a second.>>22842170I see that you agree.
Rolled 54>>22842076I support this. No sense in hiding things. Would you rather explain that at our trial ?Just one thing to add : ask the barbarian how often someone he thought to have have killed got back on his feet to fight like we did.
>>22842002one of them said he struck us down. ask where we were hit and check for a wound.
>>22842230I was typing a response to that line, but I'll hold off until it's settled.>>22842240To be clear (another anon was wondering, too), Artem's body is beat up but probably not close to death. You've taken some head wound, another belt to the head from Zia, a light wound to the left shoulder, a moderate wound to the right thigh, and your left hand is badly cut - perhaps to the bone - on the palm and fingers. None of these are bleeding too much at the moment, but they could do with being cleaned.
>>22842283I'm >>22842170Just go with what >>22842076 said. I despise exposition, but he has a point saying that the story is pretty insane no matter how we tell it.
>>22842270He hit us in the head, see first post. We are at least also wounded in the leg and left hand, and possibly the shoulder.I'm imaging any talking we do will be between long, ragged breath as our body shuts down from bloodloss, possibly coughing up blood in the middle of sentences, I don't think we'll be talking quite eloquently.
>>22842328The passing out earlier was more due to being hit in the head and choked.
>>22842352OK, cool we're in better shape than I thought.
>>22842328That's fine too; being utterly not giving a fuck as we slowly die of bloodloss is pretty much in character,
>>22842328we should see if it was lethal and if not, check if we have another soul in our head who might eventually try to reclaim his body.
We should probably check or have them check our body for the gem to see if we are attached to it (and see if the body dies without the gem and we return). This would also prove that we aren't messing with them.
>>22842076Brechulf sits silently as you tell your story. He does not laugh at the end."I told you, no tricks." He picks up the gag, then sighs. "Have you had enough water? Can you stomach some food?"That does sound pretty good. Do you want to try any more stories or questions, or just be glad he's not turning you over to Zia?
>>22842428We'll have plenty of time to prove our story later, right now food sounds good.
>>22842451I agree. We haven't eaten in three years, even hard tack will probably taste hella good.
>>22842428Food would be nice. How far are we from the place you're carrying me too ?I might have healed whatever wounds you inflicted to this body, but gangrene might be harder to overcome. So if we're in for a long trip, could I ask you to wash the new wounds ?
>>22842494>>22842451Food first, shut up for now. Look unconcerned.Back when we were alive, did we have any contacts?Do we know if our arch-enemy has a tendency to come back from the dead? Is revivication magic a possibility?
I like how we lightly we take our wounds, after dying once we don't give a fuck.Hopefully the other's will not get weirded out by this.>>22842547Our very existence proves that the can survive without the body. I'd be prepared for a future comeback, but for now we eat! (and then have a trial...)
>>22842579the soul can survive without the body*
>>22842451>>22842547"I would like something to eat, please."Brechulf feeds you a couple of slices of cheese and some fresh berries. He explains that he's worried about your teeth after those blows to the head.>>22842522"A drink, and if you can spare the water, please wash my wounds."He nods and helps you quench your thirst, before cleaning your wounds. You're relieved that it doesn't take him too much time to deal with your head - though if Brechulf hit you with his mace, it probably didn't break the skin that much.It's not so comforting to hear the breath sucked past his teeth when he looks at your left hand. "These are deep. Your hand may never fully recover."
>>22842625an acceptable price for killing our nemesis
>>22842625"I don't mind, it's good to be alive, isn't it?"Time for small chat, we can learn some things about the world right now.
>>22842625"Eh. Once you have been tortured for what seems like centuries and you start to fear you have been bodiless for an eternity, feeling something like this is pretty trivial." "Hm. If it's going to get infected, we might need to cut it off."
>>22842625"A hand is a small price to pay to rid the world of evil such as he.'Sides, not my hand anyway."
Rolled 4>>22842625"Eh, I'm glad to just be alive again. And I would have payed a thousand times the price of one hand to smash Xaraxxes' head into the floor. All things considering, not a bad bargain. Also, apropos of nothing, I would like to meet someone who deals with dead spirits, before I get killed again."
THINGS TO ASK ABOUT:Our CountryOur Friends/former party membersOur allies in high up placesIf anyone knows what happened to us.
Rolled 49>>22842685>>22842674>>22842669>>22842662>>22842649Don't-give-a-shit-it's-all-good mind.
>>22842703We should definitely try to find out about our sister; if nothing else, have one of 'em take a message to her after they kill us.Capcha: eelsful captivity
>>22842662"I don't mind, it's good to be alive, isn't it?"Brechulf is quiet for a moment. Then he sighs again and comes back into view. "Listen," he says, putting a hand on your good shoulder for emphasis, "don't try to befriend me. If you keep your bond as prisoner, I will keep you safe and even speak to your deeds in any trial. My honour demands that. But I cannot be a friend of a man such as you. My honour demands this, too."He's trying to look grave and serious, but in an odd way the expression just makes him look young and vulnerable. You wonder if Brechulf's companions ever look past his mighty sinews to his youthful heart.
>>22842791>You wonder if Brechulf's companions ever look past his mighty sinews to his youthful heart.Say this out loud
>>22842841I have a strange accent.
Rolled 24>>22842791Laugh at his youth, laugh at being alive."We're going to get along, whether you want or not, young warrior. Maybe not for long, but we will."
>>22842791Smile at his words."Living by your code I see, I can respect that. You'll attain great thing, Brechulf.""Oh, and about the hand, should we cut it off if it's useless?"
Just gonna put this idea out there but we should probably just leave if we get a chance and find out our past by ourselves since these adventurers are taking us to be executed in a lawful and fair manner.
Rolled 65>>22842791you are too young to wear a look like that but I understand
>>22842791"Look, son. You don't get it, do you? I don't really care about what happens next. I've *won*. My enemy's dead, and the land's going to be a damn site more peaceful. If you manage to bring me to the trial they'll prove who I say I am, or they'll take me out back and kill me, and I'll go off to my afterlife that I was delayed from three years back. Hell, you could cut my head off right now and I'd go with a smile."Pause, gesture. "Still, I wouldn't mind someone to tell my sister something. Assuming she's still alive."
>>22842857No, i meant for our hero to say this out loud to Brechulf
>>22842889we might not die from it
>>22842937I didn't say escape, just up and leave since having a broken neck (probably) will be pretty inconvenient
>>22842882>>22842924I like these
>>22842892>>22842888>>22842934"You are too young to wear a look like that. But I understand. If the hand is useless, shouldn't you cut it off?"Brechulf lets you judgment of him go and focuses on the practical question. "I'm not sure how bad it is. The wound isn't hot, so it's not making you sick. Your thumb isn't bad. Even if the fingers and palm end up stiff, its still more use than a stump.""Now, I need to see to my own needs." He gags you and walks away. You notice that Zia is staring out you. Surprisingly, she doesn't appear to be planning your death...
Alright, I have a meeting soon. More of this later.
>>22843081>>22843099I'll be waiting.
Rolled 96>>22843081WHATEVER YOU DO DON'T SMILE AT HER.Don't even look at her.
>>22843120Thread's on autosage, so we'll need a new one most likely!
>>22843135Well then, see you guys next thread.
>>22843135Yeah, look out for "Forever Knight Quest, part 1" (this was part 0)
Rolled 18>>22843081close our eyes and focus on our past how much did we lose in that crystal prisonmeditate on what we were to do if we did defeat the mage all those years ago
>>22843235So.. You're not posting a link to part one here?Because you didn't think of it, or because you're not starting part one tonight?