Wiki here:http://tgchan.org/wiki/Gargoyle_Quest#AngelPrior threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23814785/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Stone%20MasonDiscussion here:http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/69289.html#69425You are a human-form gargoyle crafted of marble set to protect a small town on the frontier of the wild darkness. Your people are still ignorant of what you are, and rightfully so.Knowledge of what you are would simply prove that they fear you or the monsters among them tempt your destruction.Last night you had tailed a suspicious life signature that had been one of three awake during what appeared to be a city-wide sleep spell.Chasing the person up north, your attention was diverted by a large life signature that had begun to move to your village.Prioritizing threats, you intercepted the creature that you found to be a Troll of the Wood.Its withering aura proved to be far too great a threat to let it simply live, so you dispatched it and absorbed the knowledge of the old, primal creature.Picking up the trail of the suspicious person, you discovered him to be the mayor upon connecting him to his home.Investigating the Mayor's cellar you found the dark deed that he and his wife had performed, the mutilation of a child's corpse accompanied by its spirit.You had sought out the help of the priest, Pastor Clegane after subduing the mayor's wife.The Pastor brought his righteous fury and allowed you to kill and eat both of the evil people.With book in hand, the pastor released the spirit of the child that had been bound to the cellar.You chose not to eat it, allowing it to become a fae or return to the earth.Back upon your perch at your church, you meet the next day with a measure of peace. You delivered the town from evil the night prior.So the hidden guardian of the town continues...
With open arms, you greet the morning of the next day. The sky, overcast with thick clouds blowing in from the west.You feel a light drizzle run over your stone body, water running over your face as though they are tears.You see no Molly this early morning, it must be too wet for her, likely, her father would not let her outside for fear of catching cold.You are truly alone for some of this gloomy day, detecting little life in the town from your hill. Save for one walking your way.It's familiar. Quite so. The Pastor? Ah yes, it's the Pastor, he's come to the church this morning. With the rain running over his bald head, he bows to you, quite humbly."I thank you for the night prior. It was bloody work. Yet it had to be done." He steps into the door frame of the church, just out of the rain."I do not know if you can speak during the day, yet I wanted you to know that... an associate of mine has taken the child to the Fae. We may or may not see him again. It will be his will." The Pastor goes silent.Is there anything you would like to say to him?If anything at all?> Speak. (Write in)> Ask Question. (Write in)> Remain Silent
FUCK YEAH. Gargoyle Quest!Things to listen out for:Anything involving the Mayor and his wife.Anything about the Priest.Any ghost sightings. (I hope no one saw the kid when he ran off to explore)Any problems the people might be having in general.
>>23916563[X] Speak. (Write in)"Thank you. I hope he finds peace."
>>23916617>secondedKeep it short and sweet, we can have a proper conversation with him at nightfall.
>>23916563>[x] Ask Question. (Write in)"What of the Mayors crimes and his death? What do the people know?"Stone Mason. A few times you've mentioned absorbing knowledge from the souls we consume. How detailed is this knowledge?Did the werewolf give us the locations of local wolf dens? If we know where to look, that could be extremely useful.
>>23916652A lot of it is pretty murky overall. Likely if you search around the area, you'll have some intuition as to where they are.For something more savage like the troll though, you're not likely to have any "verbaL" knowledge.
>>23916674>Likely if you search around the area, you'll have some intuition as to where they are.Good. Assuming nothing pressing turns up (like more monsters) we can head for the farmers that were having wolf trouble.Remember, use blades. Let's not litter the woods with inside-out wolves.
>>23916472Hell yeah time to gargoyle.I wish this didn't coincide with my efforts to finish this rough draft for tomorrow, but that's okay.[x]Remain silent
"Thank you. I hope he finds peace." You give in response, keeping your voice low and as soft as possible.The Pastor chuckles out, nearly incredulous,"Wow, you actually sounded human there for a moment."The Pastor walks inside... The only life you sense in the area and you hear him going on.He talks to you from the inside whilst he cleans the church further."The people do not yet know of the deaths that occurred the night prior. With the rain, many choose not to leave their homes. The rain is a bad omen. Also, you may not feel it, yet it is getting colder and colder today.There was talk yesterday of a shipment of supplies being delayed. Victora Manse is quite furious as this shipment had many of her... luxuries. It may be bandits, or the like of monsters.Either way, come the night you may take care of it if there is nothing else you find."Do you say something to this, or do you continue to remain silent?> Speak (Write in)> Question. (Write in)> Say nothing.
>>23916874[X] Speak (Write in)"Tell me of Victora Manse."
>>23916874"I will look into it. Is there anything else which might require my attention?"
>>23916874>[x] Speak (Write in)"Victora Manse. I have heard that name before. Tell me of her.>shipment of supplies being delayed"I will investigate this. Bandits or monsters stopping trade can choke a town. It can not be allowed.What road does the shipment travel by?"
>>23916888"And what are these 'luxuries' you speak of?"
"I will look into it. Which road does the shipment travel by?""The Shipment travels by the road that goes south of the town and then west. It cuts through the mountain path and leads to the towns of Evidas and Arboree. However, the shipment comes from the port town of New Landing. The town's goods are shipped from across the Black Ocean, the capitol City of Raen Golas.""And what are these 'luxuries' you speak of?""Various things! Silks, Linens, Jewels, trophies of monsters. Lady Manse has all the love of Noble Luxury with fetish akin to that of a eccentric. Then again, what are the nobles if not? The Father chuckles at his own little joke. You do not quite see the humor."Tell me of Victora Manse.""I know little more than I have said already. She is the patron to this town. Without her wealth, we would not be able to get in necessary supplies outside of her luxuries. I had said that her luxuries come from across the sea, yet the supplies we require come from the other towns. Planets align and these two shipments were mean to come together. She is likely to be most grateful should you retrieve her shipment.""Is there anything else which might require my attention?""None that I am aware except... Oh, yes."The Pastor comes closer to the doorframe.The rain has ceased, it is now snowing... Wasn't it meant to be summer?"How odd... Hmm.. Anyway, I'd very much appreciate if you did not harm the young lady that visits this church at night. She's a friend of mine."> Speak.> Question.> Remain Silent.> Go to sleep.
Sounds good to me. Let's power nap to prepare for tonight.[x]Go to sleep
>>23917246[X] Speak."She is under my protection."Then go to sleep.
>>23917246Unless anyone has a pressing question, it's sleep time.
>>23917246[x] Speak."I would never harm one of my charges.Is it normal for snow to fall this time of year?"He said their was mountains nearby, it might just be snow blown from there. We should ask if it's happened before.
>>23917246"Do you know anything about her nightmares?also after we have gotten an answer:"There was a sleep spell cast over the city recently. Three persons were not affected. I suspect the necromancer cast it."
>>23917246"The one who comes to visit her mothers grave? She begs me to cure her of her nightmares. Are they simple nightmares, or something more?"
"She is under my protection." You say to the pastor, solemnly. You have such conviction in your duty."Is it... Normal for snow to fall this time of year?"The Priest steps out into the cold, holding his hand out. "I... Do not believe so... We have had no snow in the last three summers. Likely, it could have blown in from the mountains. Do be... Comprehensive in your survey of the mountains.""Certainly... By the way.""Hmm?""The Young girl... Molly. Do you know anything about her nightmares?""I only know that they have occurred since the death of her mother. They seem to make her grow wearier day by day.. I allow her to drink deeply of my magic to keep her strength up... I can do little more for the girl.""I see... There was an occurrence of sleep in the village recently. Three persons were not affected. I suspect the necromancer cast such a spell."The Pastor puts a a knuckle to his lips as he furrows his bushy brows in though."I believe I know the spell you spoke of. I had felt a disturbance, yet I had not thought much of it. It is... unlikely to have been them. There are no such spells among necromancy that grant sleep. That sounds more kin to... The Fae.""I will find the culprit. Identify their intentions and slay them if need be. Such a spell could jeopardize the town.""Indeed, I will look into it myself.""Very well, I shall sleep."Your doze off into the cold of the day, awaiting nightfall. . .
>>23917441>>23917519You two seem to be thinking of Molly. He's talking about the homeless girl sleeping in the church last night.
>>23917611Oh yeah. I forgot about her.
>>23917679Already asleep man.Wonder what adventures will await us.
Snow has accumulated upon you throughout the day. Between the rain and the snow, you awake with a small layer of ice. Moving your body, you slowly shake it off, the light shall falling around your perch.The snow has carried on into the night, the wind howls with flurries of snow, carrying with it an impending blizzard.Supposedly, this is not common. Yet in the middle of summer?Perhaps this land of evergreens should expect as such? Perhaps the delay is due to weather? You slowly shake your head. This is not the time to be thinking of 'perhaps' and 'what-ifs.'You sense a life within your church. The one from the prior night.You have a couple things on your plate for the night:Retrieving the body of the troll.Investigating the missing shipment.Exterminating wolves that trouble the shepherds.Perhaps visiting Molly.And then there's this odd creature within your "home.">What will you do?
>>23917740We're here and so are they. Might as well investigate our home first.
>>23917740Let's start with our home, it's close.
>>23917769>>23917791obvious first move is obvious
Check out the supernatural hobo, then figure out something to do with that troll body. Can't just leave that thing laying around.
>>23917740>And then there's this odd creature within your "home."Odd creature implies it's not human. Just what kind of company does the pastor keep?
>>23917740>You sense a life within your church. The one from the prior night.Just the Priests friend. Is she awake? That could be a problem for getting our gear.>Investigating the missing shipment.[x]Head towards the mountains and investigate the shipment.Wolves are a mundane problem, they won't destroy the town overnight.The Troll corpse isn't going anywhere right now.This freak snow storm and the missing shipment are the only things that have a pressing time limit.
>>23917867I more or less agree with this. But why couldn't we take away the troll corpse while we're on our way out? Seems like it'd be on our way.
First priority is none of the above, this snow cannot be natural in the summer and will be fatal to the entire community if not handled, we need to locate its source.>Retrieving the body of the troll.Lowest priority. It cannot be allowed within the village or water supply as it exhudes miasma still, it will be traded to the merchant or destroyed.>Investigating the missing shipment.Second priority>Exterminating wolves that trouble the shepherds.Third priority>Perhaps visiting Molly.Nothing we can do here until we learn to delve into minds. Which will be a few nights from now at the rate we gain XP.>And then there's this odd creature within your "home."She is the pastor's friend, leave her be.
>>23917861Blood mages ain't gotta explain their choice of friends.Perhaps a dhampir?
btw, havent we spent the xp gained so far? how much we have now? i had to bail mid thread last time
>>23917910Troll corpse is north. Mountains and the shipment are south.Also, we have to deal with the 'Troll Rot' problem. Until we have somewhere to store the thing then there isn't much we could do with it.Not to mention the fact that it's a 12ft Troll corpse. Moving this thing isn't going to be a quick job.
>>23917952because everybody is asking about molly instead of her
>>23918063We have 5XpWe need one more for soul syphon.
You enter the church to investigate the priest's apparent "friend." You sense that she is still awake. Likely settling in for the night, especially with the snowstorm building outside. You close the doors behind you after entry to keep the elements where they belong.You find your steps slightly prone to slipping due to the cold of the snow. It is... a bit upsetting?You retain silence as you collect your equipment.You find that your cloak has been replaced by a hooded black robe with a white cross on the front and back.. You look at it quizzically for a moment before presuming that the priest must have left it for you. Perhaps out of his own wardrobe or... No, he could not have had a tailor make this...Do you wear it?>Yes.>No.While you look upon the robe, you sense the awareness of the life coming near you and you retreat into the shadows abruptly. Wrapping them about you as you back off along the wood."Hello? Who's there?" A gentle voice asks from the dark.You see that the woman has rather fair features for one that has no home. She is of a medium height and slender, almost gaunt, with long hair of indeterminate color as of now.. She has her arms before her as she shivers with the cold. A cloud of condensation on her breath.What will you do with her?> Kill her.> Present yourself to her.> Remain Silent.> Slip out immediately.> (Other)
>>23917937We can only "leave her be" to a certain degree. If she's making a habit out of camping in the church and we're going to continue keeping our gear in said church, the odds are that there'll be some sort of confrontation at some point.>>23917867Corpse isn't going anywhere, but doesn't mean that living things passing through the area aren't at a risk of getting infected/miasmaed/whatever.Based on what we could've rolled for when we absorbed the troll soul, there's a chance that the rot is inherent to forest trolls, but as far as we know it could also be an intermediate host for some horrible magic parasite. To be fair, I don't know what we'd do with it either way aside from chopping it up into conveniently portable pieces for the trader.>>23918095Man what.
>>23918193Well, she at least seems human. I say we give her the cloak.
>>23918193>Do you wear it?>Yes>HELL YES[x]Remain silent for a moment to observe her behavior and try to figure out what manner of creature she is
>>23918228It's snowing and we're made of marble. We're just as likely to blend in against the white backdrop as we are wearing black. Besides, she's cold and I'm not quite sure I trust this new cloak.
>>23918193Put on the cloak, it's nice.[X] Present yourself to her.And find her something warm to put on.
>>23918193>Do you wear it?[x]Yes.>What will you do with her?She's supernatural herself, so she shouldn't be freaked out.She's a friend of the Priest so I don't think we need to worry about her.[x]Say hello. Tell her we're a friend of the Priest too and tell her to wrap up warm, it'll be a cold night.Grab our gear and get to work.
>>23918193> Present yourself to her."A friend of the pastor is a friend of mine. Should you have need of it, consider yourself under my protection."
>>23918193>Do you wear it?No.>What will you do with her?Wrap her in the cloak, she seems cold.
>>23918455Ah yes, and we obviously wear the cloak. It's black, and it's got the badass design.Plus it's way better than our shitty rag.
>>23918193Yes, wear the cloak. Maibe holy protection?[X] Present self."Greetings. I am a friend of the pastor. I understand you're staying the nights here. What is your name?
>>23918497If we can't find her something to keep warm, give her the cloak. We don't care about being warm, we're a goddamn statue.
You don the robe, soon finding that it comes in two pieces, a top and a bottom. It's been cut to allow a space for your wings to slip through, This is likely the work of a tailor..You wait in the darkness for a moment, yet she draws closer. "Indeed, there is someone here... isn't there?"You notice that her eyes have a slight radiance to them.You step from your shadows and peer at her from your new hood. "A friend of the pastor is a friend of mine. Should you have need of it, consider yourself under my protection. What is your name?"The woman gasps and claps her hands excitedly before suddenly shivering from the cold,"Oh, oh yes. The Father told me of you! The Angel of this town. My name is Alice, no last name. It is.. umm, a pleasure to meet you.. A gargoyle though, offering me protection? That seems a little odd... heh.." She backs off a bit from you, appearing fairly nervous," Umm.. I'm sorry for sleeping in your church if it offends you, I don't mean to impede on your... You really don't mean to eat me?"> What do you say? (Write in)> Nothing, and depart.> Eat her.> OtherYou notice that the tapestry still hangs by the altar, where it was the prior night.
>>23918531Pause for a moment before asking "What reason would I have to eat you?"
>>23918531"Contrary to your fathers beliefs, I am not a ravenous beast."MISUNDERSTANDINGS!
>>23918531"Only if you are an active threat, which you don't seem to be. What are you, anyway?"
>>23918531[x]Speak"You are welcome here."[x]Leave.
>>23918531"I would never harm one under my protection. The night is cold, Alice. Do you have cloth enough to stay warm?">she responds"It occurs to me that you use the church at night, while I roost during the day. Perhaps we could assist one another? I cannot move while the sun shines."
>>23918647Do we really want our caretaker to be someone we just met?
>>23918699I agree with the sentiment. We don't even know who or what she is, or what her relation to this village or the pastor is.
>>23918647Isn't she far and thus an unwelcome sight for the towns people? Probably should make sure she won't get torch and pitchforked before we offer her shelter while we are incapacitated.
>>23918730>isn't she fae
>>23918699>>23918730I suppose those are solid points. Keep the first bit, scratch the second.
You look to the young woman with an almost incredulous look. "Eat you? What reason would I have to eat you?"Her eyes go a bit wide as she giggles nervously," Oh, well, you know... Gargoyles tend to eat anything that's not human... Or should I say, those not normal.""I see.. I understand that you are different from most of my charges... What... are you?"The woman seems a bit uncomfortable," Well. Umm.. I suppose you aren't normal yourself.. I... Well.. I'm a witch. Or at least I'd be known as one by this village. I consort with Fae and study their magic. They know so much of this land after all.""And your relationship with the Father?""Mutually beneficial, to say the least. He offers me sanctuary for the dangerous nights, and in return I make potions for him. He frequently states concerns of keeping his health p for whatever reason. I've helped the man gain immense vitality." She smiles somewhat proudly as she twists a lock of her hair."Ah, I've been carrying on for too long, you likely have things you must be doing. I- I'll leave you be."Alice turns to return to that room that she had taken up."Do you require anything warmer?""I- No, I'm okay. I can't take anything from the villagers, it's not right. I'll be alright. . ." She vanishes into the room. You feel her life shivering and then lay down, a bit too wary to rest.You should likely leave.> (Other)> Depart.
>>23918916>DepartWe need to get something done tonight.
>>23918916>I've helped the man gain immense vitality.Bom chikka bow wowBut seriously though, we have to find something warmer for her. It's got to be freezing. I still say the cloak will be doing more good to her than us, given the weather.
>>23918916>[x] Depart.Let's head south. To the mountains and the shipment.
>>23918916Take the tapestry, put it on her, and then head out.
>>23918995This.Can't let priest-bro's woman go down from something so bland.
>>23918916>"I- No, I'm okay. I can't take anything from the villagers, it's not right. I'll be alright.Give her the cloak.
>>23918916>I can't take anything from the villagers,I guess she can't trade for what she needs and she's to principled to steal.If we run into bandits or something, we should bring their stuff back for her.Something as simple as new cloths and some blankets could be good.
>>23919038We're not giving her our cloak. One, it's clearly been tailor made for us. Two, it's colored to accent our stealth--you may not notice, but we're bright white. Easily visible in anything but pitch blackness. Three, it's probably magic or some shit. Four, it helps with our guardian angel persona.
warm her before leaving, if you knows what i mean...
>>23918995Thirded.Well, maybe just offer it to her for the night. We seem to make her nervous. (she thinks we might eat her)Trying to put it on her will just spook her.
>>23919086All excellent points. We should at least retrieve the tapestry for her. If we find anything useful later we can give it to her as a replacement.
You call out through the church,"Might I offer you this tapestry as a blanket? This cold very well may be the death of you. I will not have that upon my... conscience." You hear her voice, trembling slightly," No, I'm... I'm fine. It's fine."You take down the tapestry of red cloth and lay it before the door, "I insist, should you find it too cold. I will return later, goodbye."As you depart the church, you hear "Thank you" Just as you take wing, flying off haphazardly into the dark and snowy night. Flying will be more difficult with this horrendous wind...You have your daggers on your belt, and a new black and white cloak...With nothing else but your unnatural body, and stealth, you will descend upon the creatures of the night...Which do you take care of first.> Clean up that Troll body. (North East)> Exterminate the wolves plaguing the farmers. (South and Far East)> Patrol the town.> Investigate the missing shipment. (West)Due to the Troll awakening your primal magic, you are aware that this snow, this blizzard, is not natural. You cannot pinpoint the source however due to lack of practice, and the presence of this event everywhere. > (Other)
>>23919296We should check on the troll body--see if the corruption has spread at all...we may have been wrong.
>>23919296With any luck the cold will preserve the troll body somewhat and keep the wolves from being as active as they were. > Investigate the missing shipment. (West)
>>23919345That sounds reasonable, but we should check at some point this night to be sure.
>>23919296> (Other)Head for the mountains the Priest told us about. It's the only lead we have on the snow at the moment.Also, they seem to be en route for the missing shipment. If we're lucky we might get two birds with one stone.
>>23919296>> Investigate the missing shipment. (West)/Head for the mountainsIf we've got spare time towards the end of the night, I would still want to at least check on the troll corpse, though the sudden blizzard may reduce animal activity. as noted by anon.When's the trader due back again?
>>23919481He appeared the 2nd night. As this is the 4th night, so as this is the 4th night, 5 more nights.
>>23919481if we have time, sure. Its all a matter of priorities.Shipment/mountains first.
You turn your wings against the wind and find that it buffets you back as you attempt to progress forward, toward the mountains. Forced to land at the bottom of the hill near the church, it seems that you will need to proceed on foot, lest you continue to battle the harsh winds from the west...> Continue forward. Through the snow and on foot.> (Other) I'm subtle.
>>23919580>> Continue forward. Through the snow and on foot.The night's not getting any younger.
>>23919580Continue forward.>>23919571Certainly. I'm just horribly leery about leaving something like that (and by something like that, I mean a horrible walking plague monster) just laying around. I'm just glad those wannabe necromancers didn't find it.Heaven only knows what dumb shit they'd have done with it.
>>23919580Foot slogging to the mountains isn't something that we're going to do in one night.Can any of our powers help us in this?Anything we can buy for 5XP?
>>23919697Something on the tree that I posted. Realllll subtle.
>>23919714Yeah, I'm wondering what powers on the tree.Would Gust give us the power to fight the storm winds?
>>23919714what is this? i cant read spoiler
>>23919756Just being "Subtle">>23919751Dominance gives minor control over the elements.and Gust would indeed fight the winds.
>>23919790>Dominance gives minor control over the elements.>and Gust would indeed fight the winds.Okay then. It would be nice to save them for Soul Syphon but we have pressing needs.With any luck, we'll be able to make back what we spend with intrest.[x]Buy Dominance and Gust.
>>23919790Maybe we should burn the two points to keep moving forward? It would suck if we couldn't make up 3 tonight, really want that soul siphon.
>>23919848Seconding.I'm looking at that lightning spell right after...mmm. Not until after siphon though.
>>23919790I assume gust will increase our flight speed in normal weather?Make both the purchases.
>>23919790What's the range on Shadow Step?Just teleporting through shadows and bypassing the storm sounds like it could be good.
>>23919902Sight range.>>23919894I'm actually still working on the tree. Having a hard time getting a feel for demonic and what magic could get intertwined with fae. Kind of thinking that they may not be able to be mixed...
Continue on foot.>>23919924Well, not all magics must be compatible. Perhaps demon and fae magic simply have no synergy.
>>23919924>Sight range.Dominance and Gust it is then.>Continue on foot.I'd like to get there and search the mountains before next week.
dominance and gust isnt in the wiki, where can i find it? is it under the spoiler that i cant read?
>>23919958Not input yet. Still working on spell descriptions.
>>23919958Pic related >>23919580
You trudge on forward and through the snow, your body is unyielding to the cold and biting winds, yet you find that in just the same way, it does impede you.You take some time in getting to the opposite side of your hill only to find that there is indeed a palisade on this side. It has no guard, however it appears to be three times the size of what's around the rest of the town.It seems that they've made this one of the more well guarded areas... You manage to take flight, and battle the winds to some despairing degree, however you gust barely make it past.It seems almost as though... Something is willing this storm to impede your path.Trudging onward you begin to wonder if there isn't a better way of doing this.You dig into the knowledge you have of the land. Images that the troll has seen in its long life... You notice that it had not always corrupted the things around it. A memory of water shows that its eyes had been as radiant as the sun once... you can only wonder... What happened to the creature to make it so?You notice something among its long life. The way the earth is so... strong around you, the wind so fleeting and free, despite the harshness... The cold of this blizzard... In truth, biting and cold. You feel as though you have realized things you should have noticed long ago. Simple things, these elements are.You assert your presence upon the wind. And already do you feel it begin to part, and ignore you for your "Dominance."This is not enough. You need more. This wind will not let you fly.You feel the wind, the gust. And you part this offensive air, soon turning part of the headwind into a tailwind.(You have bought 'Dominance' and 'Gust')You would continue forward on foot, but your work has shown to be all the better for travel.You open your wings and soar faster than you ever have before. The wind lifts and brings you forward at your very whim. It yields and dances under your control as you wish.
You see the dark looming of the collasal mountain range while the night is still young.Heading towards the south, you can make out the impression of a road. It's not much to go by, yet it is indeed something.> Follow the road.> Explore the mountains freely for peculiarities.> Head beyond the mountains.> (Other)The visibility is low, and the snow upon the ground seems rather thick. Should you land, you will leave tracks.> Continue on foot.> Fly High.> Fly Low.
Sorry for taking so long on that one. Immediate distractions and the like... heh...
>>23920033I doubt the bandits and witchery we need to find will be sitting right on the road, but how successful will we be randomly searching in the mountains during a blizzard? Not sure where to go with this.>mfw we can fly much faster
>>23920033>[x] Follow the road.The road will take us to the mountains anyway. This way we can sense for anything on or near the road.Searching a mountain range blindly sounds like it will take a long time. Finding some sort of lead would be helpful.>[x] Fly High.Try and expand our senses over a wide area.
Remaining (exp 3)
>>23920099Sounds like a winner.
>>23920033Follow the road to find where the caravan was lost. Then start searching around thereAlso, the wind could have really been actively working against you if someone is aware of you and directs it. Perhaps we can find them by measuring their influence? Out of place gusts and the like.
You veer for the road and take your flight high, letting the winds guide you to your chosen destination.You set yourself along what impression of a road that your eyes can make out through the blizzard and expand your ability to sense life. You scan out across the land, yet you find mostly animals, wild things.You continue on nearer to the mountains. Finding the mountain path and finding that here, your new ability to augment the winds has waned to some degree. However, with your newfound sense for primal magic... you find that is not the case. You feel that most of the magic is concentrated in this area.Far greater than your current prowess with the force of air, you are defeated in this respect.However, within a dark recess of your being you think, ' Yet... Only in this aspect.'You feel a certain thrill at the thought of taking the owner's soul.Landing among the snow, you sense that there are various far off lives scattered amongst the mountains.They all feel very human. Yet... Something seems a bit off..You notice that upon the indent of the road, there are no tracks that show there was a shipment on its way through here... yet the human signatures are far too close, in fact, there are a couple that are behind you.A ghastly, horrible howl calls out into the air, or perhaps that's the whipping of the blizzard itself as it tears through the trees?The winds pick up, only slightly lessened by your dominance...> Seek out the source of that sound..> Seek out the human life.> Continue on down the road. The shipment is priority.> Remain where you are. Perhaps they will come to you?> (Other)
>>23920320>Seek out the source of that sound..
>>23920320[X] Seek out the source of that sound
>>23920320>yet the human signatures are far too close, in fact, there are a couple that are behind you.[x]Head towards the closest life sign.They may have answers or give us a clue for our investigation.
>>23920351>>23920407Unless we can get some sort of direction and range on that sound, the 'human-like' life signs near us seem like a good starting point.
You find that it is most prudent to investigate the life-signs. You turn, finding that the closest among them are actually the ones to your rear, eastward as you remember it.You begin to walk though the thick snow, soon finding that you feel eyes upon you. Eyes that you yourself cannot yet see.The human-like life signatures disappear. You can no longer feel them, yet the awareness of you... that remains...Do you... continue?> Continue Eastward.> Turn and head up the path Westward.> (Other)
... You hear that shrieking howl again... It sounds as though it's coming from all around you...
>>23920564We can feel that the magic is much stronger here. Strong enough to overpower our own wind control.See if we can track it to its source.Cast Dominance and Gust. See how strong the resistance is.Move a few hundred meters and try again.Is the resistance stronger or weaker?We will find the source of this!
Slow tonight hugh.Want to call it a night and pick it up tomorrow?
I expect it of a weekday.Aye, I'll pick it up tomorrow, same time, less distractions.Any predictions on what's causing the blizzard?
>>23920720Honestly, no idea.
>>23920720See you tomorrow then.Frost giants maybe?
>>23920795seconding frost giants.....or ice trolls
Someone should initiate an archival, the thread could be deleted overnight.
>>23920720Giant serpent made of ever changing liquid nitrogen.
>>23921527A serpent around the size of the titanic that has a body made of liquid nitrogen that doesn't turn into gas when exposed to heat. It's very presence causes intense snowstorms.The way the liquid nitrogen in it's body moves is comparable to that of a lava lamp.
Are you starting these late at night because you live in a timezone where this is reasonable for you or is it to fit with the whole gargoyles come alive at night thing?
>>23923584I don't think jotunns create wintry conditions, they just inhabit an icy region.Ccoa, on the other hand...>Among the myths of the Quechua tribes of Peru, Ccoa is a cat who is the spirit of storms. It has a grey coat with darker stripes about its body. Perpetual hail streams from its eyes and ears whenever it is abroad. To avert storms, Ccoa is the subject of many offerings, especially in the time before harvest when his attentions could ruin the crops.But then, that's not quite a perfect fit either.
>>23921620Reasonable for me. I'm an eccentric but not like that!
>>23925239But you're up now and the threads start 12 hrs from now.Wat.
>>23925269Hes clearly a witch.
>>23925291No, I'm clearly a baker...Also, inbetween jobs.Starting new one next week.