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 were informed of a recent development of the village by Pastor Clegane.He spoke to you of a shipment that had been delayed, inciting the fury of the town's resident noble, Victora Manse.As the day went on, you took notice of an unnatural snow in the mid of summer. Father Clegane had said that the village had not had snow during summer in any of his years, you suspect foul play.With the onset of night, you met the nightly guest of the church, the young witch by the name of Alice.Alice appeared nervous before you, having heard tales of your kind. However, you swore to her that she was under your protection as well. The noble guardian angel of Hearthson shelters all peaceful beings under its watch!With the night, a blizzard rolled in that impedes your path to the west.You encountered frostbitten, gaunt white monsters in the cold of the mountain's blizzard.After witnessing a Black Gargoyle Vanquish the apparent home of the Wendigo.You meet a clan of gnomes, the leader of which informs you that Wendigo are demons that enter humans that have partaken in cannibalism.You have faced off against Half-Wendigo men and buried their leader in an avalanche only to incur the wrath of the Black Gargoyle. After losing your arm to his might and magic, you pummeled him into submission only to be attacked by the Greater Wendigo.Awaken Gargoyle, the night is dark.
You notice a shadow from the corner of your vision and swing your remaining arm while enhancing the block with your wing.You slide back a few feet this time from the strike of a bony tail.The Greater Wendigo, having unburied itself in the fight between Gargoyles roars with anger enough to cause a second avalanche had there been enough snow.Your right wing has thick chips taken off of it along with the bony tail of the Wendigo Lord.You are robbed of your wind control as the anger of the monster unfolds, monstrous winds whipping across the land, robbing evergreens poking through the snow of their needles.It appears you have offended this monster and it wants to see you shattered.The Obsidian Gargoyle is nearly destroyed from your bludgeoning, and lies in the snow, motionless with what's likely the last of his spark.You are missing an arm, grounded, and have deep cracks in your body that are healing slowly.How are you getting through this one Angel?> Charge at the Lord Wendigo with a dagger.> Stay as flighty as possible, strike at the Lord Wendigo to try to wear it down.> Retreat.> Surrender.> Bargain.> (Other)Free action> Speak(Write in)You also have the option to spend your 10 exp. Builds have been posted on the discussion by peers.
Just letting you know I enjoy reading your quest and wish I could join in, I can't because it's really late.
Attack from the skies
>>24062194So long as the Greater Wendigo controls the wind, you are incapable of flying.
>>24062096We COULD grab lightning and try to use it to bring down the pain on this wendigo lords ass.
Rolled 27Stay as flighty as possible
These are the likely the most efficient builds that your current exp can buy.>1. Shadow master: 2XP shadow forge (always armed), 3XP shadow hounds (we win action economy and can hold back a horde of enemies while we focus on one at a time). 3xp shadow step.>2. master of elements: Primal heart 4XP, earthen 1XP, natural 2XP, 2XP earth or 3XP lightening or 2XP fire hands. - magic good.>3. Melee master: dense marble 2XP OR beastly strength 5XP, force 1XP, wolven agility 4XP.
And here's your sheet.
Rolled 72With this guy>>24062344
Primal is unlocked.
Rolled 38A guy in the last thread was right about the skills we should get>>24062351
I'd really like to get frenzied regen and lightning
I'm seeing little in way for exp buy.Consensus so far has been to attack, specifically by moving and striking opportunistically.Any other suggestions?
>>24062671Lightning.Fry his ass.
>>24062351So.... I'm thinking our best bet right now might be to finish off the Obsidian gargoyle, take whatever EXP we can get from that and then fall back. I don't think we're in any position to stop the wendingo lord right now and he isn't either.
>>24062671I'm gonna stick with buying lightning. To me, it seems that it would go against the wendigos ice element, and it would allow us to attack from afar, without being impeded by our missing arm.Plus I really like the concept of an angelic figure striking from the shadows with fucking lightning.
>>24062734Would you be against getting frenzied regen as well? Would help to not need to find all the chips buried in the snow
I think we should spend some XP before this battle.>>24062629I would love to get frenzied regen before it disappears off of the chart (special bonuses unlocked via eating a unique opponent slowly go up in price and disappear after 10XP)But other combat builds are probably better.I am most enticed right now by the shadow master build (winning action economy via our own minions) or the master of elements build (weaker in combat, but the most utility).>MrTT: does earth shape only give utility or can it be used to fling earth fast enough to be used in combat. >Stone Mason: With enough proficiency... such as Primal Heart and Natural, you could make remote Earth- Spikes. I'll work on an overall profiency/ powerscaling sheet when I have some time. So for primal I think the ideal build is : Primal heart 4XP (comes with free earthsense, a 1XP value), earthen 1XP, natural 2XP, 2XP shape earth We could use earth spikes attack at this point and do so at a +35 bonus to attack roll. Furthermore we might be able to shut down enemy control over magic the way it is currently shutting us down.
>>24062761While that's true, I don't want to trade combat regen with limb regeneration.The way I see it, the point is to -not- get hit and lose limbs.
>>24062726Consuming XP takes time and soul eating can be interrupted, the obsidian golem cost us 2 wendigo souls by hitting us with a fireball as we started eating them 2 threads ago.The wendigo lord WILL cause us to lose the obsidian gargoyles soul if we try to eat it now AND it will not provide any XP in time for combat.We do however have 10XP ready to be spent at will
>>24062803I hadn't caught that. Ok. Let's go with spending some EXP now, then.
Whoo, gargoyle quest.Sheeeit I missed us fighting the obsidian gargoyle. The fuck?>>24062694>>24062734>>24062761Lightning + frenzied regeneration seems like an excellent choice right about now. We need a powerful ranged attack and some sort of health/defense upgrade.As for our action, keep our distance and shoot lightning.
>>24062793its worth noting that as long as we can reclaim the shattered fragment of our magically imbued marble we will be able to use them to regenerate. Limb regeneration would help if we somehow lose access to the material. Which could very well happen eventually.
>>24062726While I hate that obsidian bastard as much as anyone, I don't think it's a very good idea to kill him..There's clearly some kind of unspoken rule that we broke.Probably a stigma against eating human souls period.'Course, there's no telling if there's an actual rule, or every gargoyle operates as a free agent. Which would explain why most of the people privvy to the Night were surprised that we werent...you know, a horrible monster.
Lightning and Frenzied Regen seem to be of the highest trend.I'll need two seconds for it.Lightning, as a spell does require clouds in the sky with increased difficulty based on cloud absence. Due to the current blizzard weather the Greater Wendigo has caused, this is not currently an issue.>>24062878 Only way to find out is to let him live, right?
>>24062878I agree and want to nurse him back to health while talking and hopefully making an ally or at least learning more...I was just pointing out strategic issues (it will be interrupted) and rules misconception (it does NOT give instant XP, we must wait to "digest" it first)http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24043677/#p24047917This is worth reading about frenzied regen.
>>24062901Oh hells yeah.We should find a copper pipe and carry it around as a lightning director. Or a copper cross, we could wear it as a necklace. That would be awesome
>>24062849It's in the thread from yesterday.Angel caused an avalanche to bury the Wendigo and the Lord along with the caravan and the trade route. The Black Gargoyle attacked from what's presumed to be the fact that the souls absorbed earlier were not fully demonic, and from the fact that Angel effectively blocked the trade route.He took Angel's left arm and Angel broke his face.
>>24062947Oh, frenzied regen is an improved version of werewolf regen. I was confusing it with the one we got from the troll.I'll go for frenzied regen in addition to the lightning.
>>24062985It is from the troll. However it replaces the werewolf Regen.
2 for frenzied+ lightning
>>24062850regen sounds awesome , it always is , but rigth now i think a full agressive build its wat´s needed ,Primal heart 4XP (comes with free earthsense, a 1XP value), earthen 1XP, natural 2XP, 2XP shape earth let´s go full armstrong on this fuker
>>24063060Put down another for it.
>>24063060>>24063082Make it 4.
>>24063060Third. Let's get moving, we got a wendigo lord to hunt/run away from.
Seconding lightning+frenzied regeneration.Kite the beast.
>>24062958>Copper crucifix for directing lightning to smite evilOh God yes.
>>24063069I don't like the idea of investing too heavily in one tree, just because we can't be too sure of how it affects us...While we know that using traits causes some of that creatures mental traits to manifest in us, we don't know if abilities will do the same.
>>24063069We can go for depth after we get delicious Wendigo exp. I'll vote for dense marble + primal heart.
>>24063157As marble we get a huge penalty to demonic magic, a small penalty to fae, and the ability to buy marble related upgrades to primal for a +10 bonus to rolls (+15 on earth manip)cuyrrent vote is 4 for lightening + regen2 for ,Primal heart 4XP (comes with free earthsense, a 1XP value), earthen 1XP, natural 2XP, 2XP shape earth
>>24063157i´ll prefer to invest all in one tree first , jack of all traits master of non sorta thing , but i see what you mean
>>24063186I'm about to lock it. It's worth mentioning that in combat limb regeneration from Frenzied regen isn't really possible. it still takes time.
>>24063222It's still superior to what we have. So long as we can have our head roll away from a fight, we live.
>>24063222Understood. We need those deep cracks to start healing, we can get our arm later.
>>24063252If we lose the enemy is almost certain to shatter us dead rather then let us crawl to safety.If we win we can collect our fragments and heal fully with current regen.Frenzied regen does slightly help in combat... but mostly its for when we escape with a critical injury.Anyways, I don't see us getting 3 votes needed to swing this so I am throwing in the towel.Lets have frenzied + lightening
Rolled 53, 2, 59 + 20 = 134With your adversary before you, the Greater Wendigo, its eyes red with anger and nearly frothing from its mouth in its rage, you take a look at your own body, displeased with the state that it's in. You channel the power of the half wendigo souls you've recently absorbed and tap into the power of the Troll from the past night. You feel old, and full of life as you tap into the power... Like something ancient as you feel your body begin to repair itself at an even faster rate, even the marble of your missing arm beginning to manifest out of what seems to be thin air.You see the Monster move to lunge at you!Reaction roll vs, you'll gain lightning in the course of the counter.Lord Wendigo Terrain bonus. +20. Lord Wendigo's condition down from 110 max roll to 100.Angel's condition is improving, yet not quite there. 1d80 for defensive reaction and counter.
>>24063436Let's do this
>>24063381>Frenzied regen does slightly help in combat... but mostly its for when we escape with a critical injury.Where are you getting all the information to draw these conclusions? I appreciate the fact that it's not a miracle ability, but I can't judge how good it is in and out of combat, or at all. We've never bought or used the ability.
Rolled 50>>24063436Dodge, and BRING DOWN THE PIERCING SPEAR OF HEAVEN!
>>24063459>>24063497not bad at all for 1d80
A reminder of the Foe.And you can now see that its overall condition is still quite high, the Avalanche did a little in way of slowing it down, yet not much.As a side note, I looked up Avalanche injury for shits n giggles. Most deaths from avalanches are not from the trauma but asphyxiation. The Lord Wendigo is mostly unscathed.>>24063500Talked about it in discuss and prior thread.Technically it's not meta either because Angel gains inherent knowledge of such abilities from the souls taken in.
Only failed the last one by a margin of 17.Nice,
>>24063552Last random side thing: are we named Angel officially now? Or is that just short hand so we can refer to the PC more easily?Because I can't think of a name more vanilla.
>>24063500I linked it in previous posts.>>24063552>Most deaths from avalanches are not from the trauma but asphyxiation.This is even better for us, it means the minions are likely alive and we can eat them too.11 v 1 would get us killed but 1v1 we can kill him and then hunt down the remaining wendigos one by one and get their souls. And if we are forced to retreat then we get precious time as the wendigo must dig through to the
>>24063625Gargoyles are named by their people.
Rolled 62>>24063625Agreed. We should have something Old Testiment sounding.
>>24063671How much xp do we have left? Also what did we buy because I was late.
>>24063671...are we stuck with the name a little girl gave us?
>>24063671And so far we have only met:1. Molly: She named us angel2. Pastor Clegane: did not name us3. The homeless fae-witch: did not name usIf we interact with the townspeople more we can get a proper name from them... or we can choose to fight tradition and name ourselves rather then let them name us.
>>24063759Frenzied regeneration (faster regen + can regen body parts without collecting them) and lightning magic.
The Lord Wendigo lunges at you, a large bear-like paw coming at you from the side.You duck and hear the air ripping with a gusting blow.You retailiate with an uppercut into the human-like face upon its torso, giving it severe pause and causing it to stumble back as you unsheathe one of your silver daggers with your remaining arm and stab it directly into the same human-like part.The silver sinks in and causes a burning ignition of mystic fire causing the monster to roar in pain before bringing both of its paws down upon you with such force that it forces you into the snow and with a twist of its arms, it grips your wings and tears them away.The monster growls over you, causing the very wind itself to rumble.The human-form in the torso rips the dagger out of its eye and roars at you with a horrid screech.With your knees stuck into the snow, you tap into your remaining power and knowledge to master the next closest thing that can save you.The Sky.Casting lightning VS Wendigo and its dominance over the weather.Base DC for lightning in this weather is 10. VS the Wendigo's dominance it's increased to 60.You have healed to light cracks. You are missing both wings.DC is 60, and it's holding a silver knife.Roll 1d100. Best of three.
>>24063802So we have no xp? Well shit, oh well at least we got decent abilities. I think as soon as we kill the Wendigo Lord we should finish off the obsidian gargoyle, absorb his soul(s)(Do we absorb one soul or all of them if we kill a gargoyle?) and then the rest of the half wendigos.
>>24063847Typo, base DC is 20.
Rolled 22>>24063847FUCK YOU, ASSHOLE!
Rolled 91>>24063847Looks like this is it.
With likely the last movement you may ever make, you raise your remaining arm as the Greater Wendigo looms over you, trying to break through its mastery of the weather for your own purposes...The Winter Demon growls out words to you, its anger having come to a pass as it composes itself, "Pitiful.. A demon in stone and a demon in glass. I... Shall free you." The monster raises its mighty paw for the finishing blow.You feel a connection with the sky at the last moment. As it brings its paw down, you bring down the lightning, striking it through the silver dagger it holds, you see only a blinding flash and hear a thunderous boom that causes the monster to fall forward into the snow over you.It still moves slightly..> Finish it off.> Assert dominance and interrogate the monster. (Write in questions)> Run away.> Check on the Black Gargoyle.> (Other)
>>24064191Finish it. It seeks to confuse us with its words. We shall hear none of it.Make it slow.
finish it off, consume soul. grab your dagger, check for the location of lesser wendigo and then check on black gargoyle.
>>24064255Agree with this. Same order.
>make it slowfuck no, aside from serving no purpose and loosening our control over our emotions (which we must ever be in control of), it is also strategically stupid action as we don't have the time to waste on it with so many enemies around.
>>24064191[X] Finish it off."Pitiful. A demon trapped in twisted flesh...I shall free you."And then check on spitfire.
>>24064191Chop all the different parts off and eat the fucker.
>>24064191> Finish it off.make it quick we got souls to steal. Like it's soul, the other wendigo souls and the gargoyle.
>>24064191Assert Dominance over the weather and surrounding world again. Then, cast Lightning until the Wendigo is dead.After, tend to the Black Gargoyle. Say "Next time, do try to rein in our natural dark impulses, and allow me to assist you in killing threats to our respective charges, hmm?" Or something less condescending.>>24064240...We are a demon, why would its words confuse us?And make the death quick. We don't have the time to waste pointlessly torturing a defeated foe.
>>24064288PS. one more reason to make it quick is that we can be interrupted during a feeding in which case we lose the soul!so that is another very good reason to make it as fast as possible. The faster we do it, the less likely we are to be interrupted.
>>24064348It doesn't deserve a swift death. It has cost us far too much.
>>24064369What it doesn't deserve is the chance to cost us any more.
>>24064389>What it doesn't deserve is the chance to cost us any more.Indeed.
>>24064389thiscan we get on with it and kill it already?
>>24064369Kill it quick.No sense in wasting time.
You push up on the monster with the limits of your strength, just getting it up enough to grab your dagger, you hear it growl out in a groan-turned-shriek as you plunge the dagger into its body once more and call upon the lightning once more. The bolt strikes your dagger and gets conducted into the monster frying it once more.You take your hand off of the dagger and place it upon the monster, opening your mouth wide as you take in the soul...Do you convert to Exp or a Trait?
Rolled 5>>24064302Seconding saying that.
Rolled 44>>24064450What are the possible traits?
>>24064450Are they different traits from normal Wendigos?
>>24064302Baw... Sorry I missed that. I would've included it too,
>>24064473No worries, that'll be how it goes down in the movie adaptation.
>>24064450Are the traits different from a regular wendigo? If not then xp.>>24064473Retcon retcon!
>>24064493You mean the opera right?
>>24064498We can include it yet without a retcon, simply follow the rule from the evil overlord list.Step 1: killStep 2: deliver witty line standing over their corpse(contrary to traditional evil overlords who deliver the witty dialog first)
>>24064529Of course I did.
THE NIGHT NEVER ENDS
>>24064589>fun-time quantum dilation effect
1 Malice: You have severe difficulty in staying in line with your morals. If a check against your willpower fails, you will act maliciously and without remorse.2 Voracious Hunger: You have a ravenous hunger for flesh, despite your stone body. If you lose control, you will be forced to devour humans. This trait can also spread to Mortals within your vicinity.3 Frigid Aura: The air around your body is chilling, drawing cold breath from mortals and leaving a lasting chill in their bodies.5-6 Dead Wind: You gain increased control over the force of the wind and improve upon voice of the Wind, allowing you to conceal your presence from those that detect via wind and even life.7-8: Demonic Power: Tapping into your side demonic side, you gain Berserk, demon blooded and force. You also have strength enough to tear a sapling from the earth.9 Lord of Tundra: You have the ability to etch cold into every fiber of your being along with the weather, land and your weapons. Willing the cold is second nature to you and you are capable of freezing living things down to the bone with direct contact.
exp.I would rather gain traits slower then become a monster.
>>24064673So what does a 4 get us?
>>24064673Yeah. Can we just take the XP?
>>24064673How much exp is it worth?Shit, demonic power and lord of tundra are fucking amazing.
>>24064673lord of tundra
>>24064673Yeah, nah. The only really good one is 9.
>>24064673>dat MaliceLet's just get the EXP. We need dense marble and better darkness abilities or primal abilities.
>>24064702My mistake.4-5 Dead Wind: You gain increased control over the force of the wind and improve upon voice of the Wind, allowing you to conceal your presence from those that detect via wind and even life.6-7: Demonic Power: Tapping into your side demonic side, you gain Berserk, demon blooded and force. You also have strength enough to tear a sapling from the earth.8-9 Lord of Tundra: You have the ability to etch cold into every fiber of your being along with the weather, land and your weapons. Willing the cold is second nature to you and you are capable of freezing living things down to the bone with direct contact.
>>240646732/9 negative1/9 arguably neutral6/9 pretty good.We want to risk it? OP would the wendingo lord give us any additional EXP or is it the same as others?
>>24064673Get exp, the risk of bad traits is to high.
>>24064744A 10 is always our choice right?
We need to go hunt down and eat those remaining wendigo.
>>24064745Won't disclose the exp gain from the Lord until it is chosen. Honestly, I'd rather not do it with traits, but having you guys do a total blind pick would be BS.>>24064775Yes, 10 is player choice.
>>24064744Okay that is far betterI say we risk a trait since the odds are in our favor70% something Good30% something bad
>>2406476670% positive, 20% negative, 10% neutral is bad odds?
>>24064745I was willing to gamble when we needed a boost in a pinch, but we've won the day. Long term, I think we're better off keeping ourselves presentable so that we can win allies for the no-doubt tougher battles that lie ahead.
Also, of note. exp from a soul will always be less than a whole trait.
We need to get back to the church NOW. Remember we don't have wings right now, and can't move during the day. Must get back before dawn.
>>24064785I'd personally go with roll for a trait right, but I'm pretty sure I'm outnumbered here.Chances are good he's worth more than a normal wendingo, so it's w/e.
>>24064817We also have the other wendigos that were buried in the avalanche to go through for xp
>>24064785I'll vote for a roll, doubt it will pass, but whatever.
>>24064785Roll, roll, roll.
>>24064785I think a roll would be best considering the odds and what we could gain
>>24064819>>24064837>>24064797>>24064790...I dunno guys. We got lucky before, but luck tends to balance out.Malice would be really, really bad. The Discipline trait which would allow us to rein ourselves in is very far away on the upgrade tree.
>>24064673If it is worth less than 3 xp, roll.also, 4 and 10 would be choice then?You didnt write anything for 4, and 10 is normally choice.
Guys, negative traits NEVER GO AWAY. (we were explicitly told this)Hungering for human flesh or going nuts and attacking innocents are unacceptable... especially not for saving a few XP which we get anyways fast enough.
>>24064861But we have to keep in mind that the bad is REALLY bad. One takes control away, the other turns us into a fucking canibalism virus.
Xp. None of the traits are worth the 10% chance of exuding an aura of cannibalistic desires
>>24064901>Xp. None of the traits are worth the 10% chance of exuding an aura of cannibalistic desiresThis especially would be really fucking chaotic. Will be difficult to protect a town in which everyone wants to eat everyone else.>Captcha: surpono DEMONA
>>24064883But positive traits don't go away either, and these are fucking amazing. One allows us to control the wind better, and mask our presence. One automatically gives us a huge strength boost and 3 abilities. One allows us to deep freeze enemies, and gives us freezing weapons and defenses.
>>24064901>>24064918Good point. I'm changing my vote to XP
>>24064924This right here guysThe odds are in our favor
Ok, whoever wants to Swing, finish swinging.Vote>[A] For Trait Roll.>[B] For EXP
>>24064988>>[B] For EXP
>>24064988I'm going to vote A all the while thinking this is the point where we become homicidal lunatic.
>>24064988B for xp.Heh, it rhymes!
>>24064988B>>24064924>But positive traits don't go away eitherBut positive traits CAN be purchased with exp. if we really really want lord of tundra we can spend the exp we gain from eating the underling wendigos on it.Although personally I would rather spend it on other things.
>>24064988>[A] For Trait Roll
>>24064988B>Who can samefag harder?
>>24064988Alets roll baby
>>24065082I do appreciate namefags.
>>24064988A. He who dares, wins.>no guys, nobody is samefagging, interest in the quest just skyrocketed just this second.
does one namefag just by putting a name in the name section?
why yes, yes they do. but I already voted.
The people that want A just want Angel to turn into a murderhobo
>>24065107If samefagging is suspected we COULD have the vote in the questdis.It assigns each IP a unique but anonymous random ID of numbers and letters.Everyone is still anonymous but unless they are rapidly jumping proxies it will prevent cheating.
>>24065173And the people that want B are a bunch of pussies.
>>24065173No, we want to take a gamble on a huge power boost.We've taken WAY worse odds before.
>>24065142What do you think? I wonder when we get it for experience all of these traits costs will be really expensive since it was a BOSS we just killed>>24065196this is true why are we hesitating now?
>>24065182Too tedious.Anyone that cares enough to samefag the vote in a /tg/ quest game needs to immediately smash their computer and do something meaningful with their life.
>>24065196No we didn't, these negative traits are the worst negative traits we have yet to see and our situation is the most secure it has ever been.
>>24065189more practical than pussy. if the abilities would not be buyable I would say go for it but, this wendigo was strong as fuck and had shitloads of minions. we can probably just buy the good traits with the experience we get here.
Welp. I'm off for the night. If we go for EXP, pick something neat.
>>24064988Late voting B, sorry, just caught up.
You take in the Lord Wendigo's soul, taking in its power and knowledge. You feel as though it enters you, kicking, screaming and roaring. You... Don't feel quite right as you begin to incorporate it into your power.You clamber out of the snow and to stand and revel in your victory for the moment," Oh demon of twisted flesh, I'd give your soul freedom but... It is mine now." You feel a chuckle begin to come from your voice.You sense around under the snow, looking for the other Wendigo. You feel nothing. There is no further life under the avalanche. Your left arm has regenerated up to the elbow now and your wings have begun to return, though they are still only like buds.You walk over to the obsidian one that has since risen from your bludgeoning, it regards you with only one remaining Garnet eye, its demonic features scowling with your approach."You... Hungry one... aren't you? It will be your undoing... As it... is mine, gravel. Do you seek to finish me?" It clenches its staff and invokes flames upon its body, you sense a disruption in the air as once more, a greater dominance undermines yours."You have fractured me, however I will shatter you, should you continue your traitorous ways."The Black Gargoyle seems to have some regenerative abilities, yet he is still thoroughly cracked.What will you do?> Attack him. You will finish what he's started.> Speak to him. (Write in.)> Ignore him, gather your pieces and a trophy. Return to town.> (Other)
>>24065371> Attack him. You will finish what he's started.Finish him he is bluffing
>>24065371"Keep your mess from spilling over into my domain. Maybe if you'd done that from the start, we could have avoided this mess."Then walk away. Keep on edge, ready to drop lightning all over him.
You keep on calling me a traitor. Tell me, how could I have saved the half transformed wendigo?As for the accusation of blocking the pass... the snow will melt and I shall clear the rest.The wendigo lord was searching for something specific in it, he could not have been allowed to acquire it.
>>24065424Don't be retarded. We're regenerating faster, and this is a chance to gain valuable information about ourselves that we are sorely lacking.[X] Speak to him."I do not seek to harm another of my kind. Why did you attack me? What have you done to yourself?"
>>24065371"the hunger from before allowed me to call upon the power now that killed the Wendigo. Without that, my charges, myself, and you would be dead by its hand. it may be evil, but it does more good than harm for now. If that changes- and do make certain of it for once- you have my permission to strike me down." bow out, grab a trophy of the Wendigo and walk off to try and reattatch our wings and get home before dawn.
>>24065474 I replace bow out with the other guys's questions.
>>24065470>What have you done to yourself?>You... Hungry one... aren't you? It will be your undoing... As it... is mineI am going to go out on a limb here and guess he kept on eating and got some mental disorders. Paranoia, agression, etc
>>24065470Why not we could easily finish him here and now? Also don't call me retarded you asshat.
>>24065371>> Speak to him. (Write in.)"Never once do you stop to consider that, perhaps, I have no idea what you are talking about when you call me a traitor. I am not the one that attacks his own kind without cause. I am not the one that leaves humans to suffer. I am not the one who ran while this beast continued to exist."
>>24065371>Speak to him.Elder, I am four nights old. I know nothing of our kinds ways or taboos outside your attempt to break me. I admit, I am tempted to end your hostility, but that would leave my flank undefended from abominations I yet know nothing of. You will now, explicitly tell me of this treason I have committed and guarantee that the caravan waylaid by the flesh trapped monstrosities make it to (insert name of town). Then I will leave you, with any luck never to deal with your temper again.
>>24065519>finish him>absorb all his corruption>learn nothing about him, where he comes from, and how we can better avoid becoming like himDamn right I'll call you retarded. This is 4chan, leave your feelings at the door.
>>24065558We could just take the Exp like we did to the Wendigo. Unless we roll for a trait we won't get any of his bad traits.Also fuck you, I didn't bring any feelings you just wanna be an asshole.
>>24065519True. Thing is, even if less than effective after we fractured him he has been integral in preventing the mountain range from being overrun by monsters. We don't want this place to become a breeding ground for new threats to our town when we still have so much to do in other areas.
>>24065501Yeah, he couldn't stop from rolling for traits, I'm sure.
>You take in the Lord Wendigo's soul, taking in its power and knowledge. You feel as though it enters you, kicking, screaming and roaring. You... Don't feel quite right as you begin to incorporate it into your power.>You... Don't feel quite right as you begin to incorporate it into your power.This is concerning. Did we just bite off more then we can chew?Does each individual monster consumed increase our corruption somehow? Because that could throw off the risk v reward analysis we have been doing when choosing to not roll.
>>24065618Well, we did start talking like him right after we ate his soul...
>>24065597>kill important source of information before we've gotten any information
>>24065661WE can get the information and heres the zinger We can kill him!!!!!
>>24065641We decided to do that before we even killed him though.Also, if this really IS the case I think we could come up with a solution where we sacrifice more XP to properly cleanse the souls before claiming them.Alternatively, we could perhaps slow down the rate of our consumption and spend time focusing on already claimed souls to fully subdue the captured souls and strip out their faults. We should try it during the next day, spend the entire day wrangling the souls within us.
>>24065685Might I remind you your first post of this exchange was>finish him, he's bluffing
>>24065758If you guys really wanted which you apparently do which is to talk to the black arse of a gargoyle, we can both get what we want through a compromise.You can talk to him and ask many questions and then when we're done we can kill him. I didn't care about talking to him and still don't but since the rest of you do care we can compromise and everyone gets what they want.
>>24065371>[X] Ignore him, gather your pieces and a trophy. Return to town.
>>24065814I don't know if I want to kill him, but this is a much more reasonable approach overall.
You reign in your burgeoning hunger and savage impulses to deal with the black one with as much tact as possible. "Elder, I am four nights old.. I know little of our kind, or the taboos associated with our defense of..." Your mind wanders a moment as you imagine biting down into flesh. "You are feeling it now... Aren't you Gravel...?" The black one's voice whispers into the air, sounding less like a demon than even moment ago."What do... What do you speak of?""We gain power from the souls of the monsters we destroy... Yes... However we can only eat so much while staying in control.""What?""You may not have the hunger of that monster... yet.. but it is within you. Here is the truth. We are demons. Fleshless monsters infused upon the plane of mortals. The magic of the earth gives us our bodies, the Fae gives us our minds and... allows semblence of control. Yet our core is demon. We hunger for the souls of all things."You are silent as the Elder Gargoyle tells you things that you... you understand to be true. It is the truth.You look to the black one and snarl," I am not a monster! I am a Gargoyle, an Angel! I am the Angel of Hearthson!""And I am the Shadow of Evidas.. Yet Gargoyle, Shadow, Angel, or monster. We are all of these. Do well to understand. And keep your hunger in check. You have taken many demons this night. Do well to not act like one yourself."The Black one's flames disappear fully and you see that his cracks are gone, even his other garnet eye is back in place."Do well to not endanger humans in the future. I will not spare you a second time."The Shadow of Evidas spreads its wings and takes flight for the West, speeding off into the black and slowly clearing blizzard.You feel a compulsion to dig into the avalanche. To look for what's within the caravan.> Collect your wings, a trophy and return to town. (DC 50)> Go after the Shadow, you will end him! (DC50)> Other (DC50)>(DC Failure) Give into the impulse
Rolled 37>>24065884>[X] Collect your wings, a trophy and return to town. (DC 50)
Rolled 42>>24065884>> Collect your wings, a trophy and return to town. (DC 50)
Rolled 1>>24065884[X] Collect your wings, a trophy and return to town. (DC 50)
>>24065965And then there was a critical fail.
Rolled 82>>24065945>>24065948>>24065965Wow we suck.
Rolled 96>You feel a compulsion to dig into the avalanche. To look for what's within the caravan.>(DC Failure) Give into the impulseWhoa there, I assumed it was just GREED that caused it to go after whats in the caravan but an actual IMPULSE? This is different, this is something that has power over wendigo... This is something we must find and study... LATER!Right now what you should do is Other (DC50)Sit down and meditate doing nothing except turning your FULL ATTENTION to wrestling down the souls you have recently consumed.On the plus side, its not a permanent corruption but a question of how many souls we eat in a row. As long as we don't over indulge in one night we will be fine.
>>24065979I was curious anyways
>>24065979Are there abilities we could buy that would allow us greater control over souls or better control altogether? If not could I design some?
>>24066057I think the lack of such things is an intended feature of the system, not an oversight or flaw.
>>24065814he is worth an amount of exp if we kill him. if we leave him alive protecting this mountain range he keeps us from being attacked on ALL sides at least. and I am sure the laws of thermodynamics apply when eating souls to, so he is probably more experience walking around protecting our flank than he is in our belly. and he can grow separate from us(exponents!), if he can figure out how to not roll fucking traits all the time.it is mathematically best to keep him alive and freindly or at least neutral.
Rolled 73>>24066088He explained that the uncontrolled desire to eat is from the demon magic in us, while the self control is from the fae... so perhaps we could acquire or design such traits if we start eating fae and gain fae magicks and traits.Also, doesn't soul syphon do that already? as it reduces the chance of a negative trait when consuming enemies.
>>24066117Sorry, thought anon was specifically referring to the mental influence consumed souls seem to have on us.
wait, is our impulse for the caravan to just see what the wendigo wanted, or to eat the flesh of the dead humans no doubt littered throughout it?
Rolled 41>>24066161He was, so was I... Let me clarify this miscommunication:The "he" who said about our hunger coming from our demon part, our body from primal magic, and our control from our fae part is "the Shadow of Evidas".The anon I was replying to was asking if we could design a trait to improve control. I was suggesting that the path to learning such control is in pursuing fae magicks. Or perhaps the mind magicks branch of stealth.
The compulsion to seek the item within the caravan overcomes you. You bend down to dig, forgetting about your broken wings in the snow or even the fragments of your arm.You get down and you dig with your remaining right hand and the stub of the left.Only momentarily does sanity find you as you seek the hole that the Greater Wendigo rose from, delving down into the partially collapsing snow to get closer to the source.You keep digging and searching through the caravan with all of your senses, seeking out the origin of the strange impulse.'Where is it? I must find it. What is it even?'You keep digging until you discover the frozen corpse of a human. In your daze, you recognize it as one of the half-wendigo that had been with the lord. It appears that it died from the avalanche. Nothing remains within.You move the corpse to the side and keep digging through the night.The sun rises while you are buried underneath the snow, by the time, you have regained your left hand and both wings.The thought still burns within you.That you must find it even as the day passes.Your fixation continues into the night, digging and searching for what calls to you.In the middle of your fifth night, you find an odd ring with engravings etched into the side along with two concentric overlapping circles with markings within and around the design. The ring is composed of what appears to be gold, yet you can feel that there is something more. With the ring finally within your grasp, you begin to relax, only to realize that you've spent nearly twenty four hours digging.The Lord Wendigo Settles within you, though you still fieel its strange influence on the fringe of your mind. 'At last, I have found it... I... Must take it to the masters...'You gain 5exp.You feel a bit more composure and push that odd thought out of the way. You realize that you must return to your post. No doubt Pastor Clegane is concerned that a Gargoyle is gone... Hopefully no one has noticed.
>>24066215So we just need some more Fae in our diet and less demons. Sounds simple enough, when we design these traits I wonder if they will be tacked on to the Fae tree or just under the Special tree?
>>24066239Are we fully regenerated?
>>24066239>you've spent nearly twenty four hours digging.Holy shit.If we fail a mental check while we're talking to someone, we're so fucked.We need to see the pastor immediately, inform him of what's happened, and get his help to control ourselves. If we don't have control we can hardly expect to help the town.
Go back to town, have the father examine the ring while you sit still at your perch and wrestle down those demon souls until you are fully back in control or the town is attacked.Also, lets spend that XP
Rolled 83>>24066239At least now the Lord is settled, and we can spend a day digesting it.24 hours of digging means it's almost sunrise again.
You grip the ring tightly, not wanting to let your prize go. Climbing out of the snow, you look up to see the clear sky and the waning Gibbous moon of your fifth night.You retrieve your dagger properly from the monster and cut off its head which has been rather well preserved by the snow before flying off East to return to your post in Hearthson.With a tailwind on your wing, you make it back in under an hour.You see that the town has gone to sleep and seems rather peaceful overall as opposed to prior nights.There is no ice or snow, yet the grounds seem to be fairly wet from the melt.You get a kind of feeling... as though it's good to be home again... It's good to be home after so long away...What.. what are you thinking? It's only been one night.You have landed at your church and you sense two lives within the building. You would suppose that it's Pastor Clegane and the Fae-witch, Alice.The gift that the Pastor left for you is nothing but burnt tatters at this point...> Deal with reporting to the Pastor later, this is another night with more likely dangers.> Report to the Father now. He needs to know what happened with the caravan.> Hide the ring and the Trophy away. They are yours now.> (Other)
>>24066387Nearly 24 hours.And it stated the middle of the next night.
>>24066400> Report to the Father now. He needs to know what happened with the caravan.Taking on an old trip since OP likes namefags
>>24066400[X] Report to the Father now. He needs to know what happened with the caravan.
Report to the Father now. He needs to know what happened with the caravan.Then spend the night on your perch reacting to oncoming attacks but otherwise spending night and day fully focused on wrestling the souls.And have the pastor hold onto the ring.Spend XP as following:4XP - Primal heart (massive bonus to our wind and lightening manip AND gives us free earthsense which further increases our detection of threats).1XP - Mind whisper. Form a mind link with the pastor and the witch and maybe molly too...Alternatively 1XP on control
>>24066400Srry, missed that part of the sentence.>[X] Report to the Father now. He needs to know what happened with the caravan.Apparently the Wendigo Lord originally came from this town, and he's hanging around your soul. The Head needs to go away. You seemed almost compeled to take that trophy, and you WERE compelled to take the ring.The Pastor needs to purify things.
>>24066239> 'At last, I have found it... I... Must take it to the masters...'So.... I wonder who those masters are.
>>24066478Might I also suggest spending 2 XP for the dense marble upgrade?
>>24066478Doesn't Control only help with controlling Berserk better?>>24066415Can we get the updated Exp trees OP pretty please?
>>24066400[X] Report to the Father now. He needs to know what happened with the caravan.>>24066478Primal Heart - awesome.We should spend that 1 exp on control. We can't afford to accidentally eat Molly or the Pastor.
>>24066529I need to add the Lord Wendigo Traits-
>>24066499> 'At last, I have found it... I... Must take it to the masters...'IDEAWe tell the pastor and the witch everything...and then we let that mental demand lead us to these "masters". The pastor and witch follow us right to the puppeteers of this party.
>>24066518>Doesn't Control only help with controlling Berserk better?What does Control do, Stone Mason?
>>24066561There's a link to Wiki up top.
Updated EXP tree
>People will wonder where statue wentWe could permanently relocate our perch from the top of the church to the inside of the church. People will assume the pastor moved us (especially if he confirms as such). It makes no sense for him to move us down for a day then put us back, it does make sense for a long term move to the inside of the church.
>>24066561I may be reading too literally here but this is what says in the discussion.>Control: Reduces the madness induced by berserking to allow differentiation of targets.
>>24066602>>24066583Thought so. In this case it is pretty useless because we don't want to berserk. Only if other compulsions were better controlled by it, would it help us.
>>24066602I am thinking it reduces madness in general and it just so happen to reduce it to the point where we can differentiate targets in a berserk, for example, but also control other things... but maybe not...Will control help with self control in general?Also, is it just me or is the marble tree basically primal magic, the stealth fae magic, and the brutality demon magic?
>>24066645It isn't just you. Marble is better geared for Primal magics.
The marble tree does indeed end up that way.Three magics compose gargoyles.The body is Primal.The Mind is Fae.The Soul is Demon.And Control will offer some assistance, though the discipline trait is far superior.
>>24066673to get Discipline we would need 8xp whereas we only have 5xp
>>24066673I thought discipline required stalwart which requires knight of slaughter (branches out from "start" point)Are you saying that discipline and demon-kin have no prerequisites are are merely alternative entry points to the brutality tree? That would mean stalwart requires both discipline and knight of slaughter then? (would have been clearer if those were arrows rather then merely lines)
>>24066673So we could spend One XP on control to get the minor bonus.
>>24066701Sorry about being unclear. Discipline requires Stalwart.
Trying to keep this moving.Consensus is to report to the Pastor, yes?
>>24066713Ah ok, that is actually what I thought. Its just that you suggested buying it now and as >>24066691 said we don't have enough XP for it.>>24066730Yes
>>24066730So, while he is working on that. How about we try to reach a consensus on spending that 5XP?So far there are several calls for Primal Heart (+20 to primal magic rolls, costs only 4XP for now, gives a free 1XP ability Earth Sense)Dense marble (better defense, better damage, can hide wings)And either mind-link or control.I am fine with all of them, but I think dense marble is the lowest priority of that bunch since its price doesn't go up over time. Also offense is better then defense.I would really like to get earth manip right after we get primal heart, it would allow us to build and teardown things (walls, a high tower to perch on, a fake hollow thin duplicate of us inside which we perch IF we make it back in time (if not it sits there hollow, we earth manip our way in and out), detect hostiles better (via earth sense).
>>24066902If by Earth Manipulation you mean shape earth...that costs 2 exp.
>>24066902Primal Heart and Control sounds like a good use of XP.
You enter the church, reigning in your control to think clearly. It hasn't been quite as bad since you've claimed this ring. Or perhaps the soul within you has simply settled down? Who know?You see that the inside of the church is indeed lit, and you see a third person within that you could not detect.The woman looks over to you as you stop , stunned like some kind of animal. You do not know this woman, nor do you sense her. You feel Alice resting in the other room, likely sleeping in the church for the night.Pastor Clegane looks to you, dispassionate and mildly grumpy, yet that's likely just his usual self when composing around you.The woman with him wears frivolous clothes, a long embroidered dress with what is like to be black gold, several necklaces of gold and silver with many gems studding the chains, and her hair, many curled locks of a deep raven that fall along the sides of her face and down her back.She has makeup like some kind of clown, red lipstick giving her a permanent smooching look.Just who.."Ah, the guardian has returned." Pastor Clegane says calmly.The woman puts a fan before her face and eyes you up and down with some scrutiny," My, my... Nothing but the best for my little town here. Such fine craftsmanship... and the power pouring off of it right now... Somewhat to be desired, sure.. But a young Gargoyle is a young Gargoyle."The Pastor bows ever so slightly to you," This, this is Lady Manse, the noble patron of Hearthson. She is the true head of this town, the voice of the ruling nobility.""Quite so, and I need not your introduction Father Clegane, though I do cherish it deeply. So Gargoyle, what news do you have of the shipment, what of my... Hmm.. Luxuries?"What will you say to Victora Manse and Father Clegane?> Write in.
>>24066965"The blizzard was caused by a mighty Wendigo Lord. The men hauling the shipment were already possessed by demons. I was able to slay the creature, and its underlings, but it was a difficult battle. The trade route is buried by the snow, along with the caravan itself."Speak of the ring only to Pastor Clegane once she leaves, along with your own internal concerns. We don't know her, we can't trust her.
>>24066902Voting for Primal Hear and control. Mind-link would be cool as well, but not I'm more concerned about our own mind (or rather soul) at the moment.
We could so use mind whisper right now (to telepathically converse with the pastor and ask how reliable she is).>>24066965"Waylaid by a large group of wendigo lead by a wendigo lord. 15 of the caravan guards were converted into wendigo as well, all have been destroyed but the caravan was buried under an avalanch... the Wendigo lord however was compulsively searching for this ring for mysterious "masters""Alternatively if we want to keep the ring a secret from her for now:"Buried under the snow which was brought by wendigo, they have been destroyed so the snow will soon melt".
>>24067060"As such, a team can be sent out in the next few days to recover the 'luxuries', but a new source [i]is[/i] going to have to be sought out."
hold up the piece of wendigo we took as a trophy. "I am afraid the fight with the canibal demon and the thralls it made of the men of the caravan involved an avalanche. I dug to the caravan so a party should not have to much difficulty retrieving it so long as it was not overly fragile. now I am terribly sorry but the Wendigo leader has given me much that I need to discus with the pastor."
>>24067039Looking over it again, to hear what someone thinks we need mind peer, so that is 5XP not 1XP...As such I am seconding your spending suggestion of Primal Heart (4XP) + Control (1XP).Anyone thirding it or offering an alternative?
>>24067168Thirding Primal Heart + controlThe control side of the Brutality tree is really solid. Knight of Slaughter gives us weapon knowledge and better general combat ability. Stalwart makes us impervious to flinch/stun from physical attacks; we can't get knocked around or thrown. Finally, there's discipline, which gives us strict mental and physical control.We need the primal abilities and shadow magic, but we should be eying those carefully as we get EXP.
>>24067168I will third the primal heart control deally.
You hold up the stag-head of the Lord Wendigo for the two of them to see. Lady Manse regards it with a keen interest while Pastor Clegane's expression does little in way of changing aside from scowling a touch more deeply.You begin,""The blizzard was caused by a mighty Wendigo Lord. Fifteen of the caravan guards were converted into wendigo as well, all have been destroyed but the caravan was buried under an avalanche. I dug to the caravan so a party should not have to much difficulty retrieving it so long as it was not overly fragile, and the snow should melt within a few days.If you would excuse me... Lady Manse, I have things that I must discuss with the pastor." You notice that this woman has not flinched even once at your unearthly voice.As of now, Lady Manse nods, closing her fan and putting it to her side with a haughty, yet condescending smile," Well then, carry on, I'm supposing you found something interesting?" She's not leaving..> Leave, you'll just come back later.> Insist that she leaves.> Carry on with what you must discuss with the Pastor.> (Other)You may write in for any of these.
>>24067277Time to misdirect. She suspects we have the ring."The most interesting thing of all. Information about myself and Gargoyles in general. I'm sure you already know the basics so this would only bore you."If she insist on staying here imply that you don't feel comfortable talking about yourself around her. You don't yet trust her enough.
>>24067277"Lady Manse. What sort of 'interesting" thing would you expect from the caravan?"
>>24067320Given how we barged into their conversation it would be rude to suggest she leave. If she wants to stay she can, we will simply discuss whatever we want later, when she is gone.
>>24067320>"The most interesting thing of all. Information about myself and Gargoyles in general. I'm sure you already know the basics so this would only bore you."Perfect.Also add that the so-called "Shadow of Evidas" seems rather unstable - that's what you wanted to discuss with the pastor.That's all.
Carry on with what you must discuss with the Pastor.1. Our absence was likely noticed, it can be easily explained if we relocate inside the church during the day. We were simply "moved" by the pastor.2. Apologize about the robe being destroyed.3. You encountered an older gargoyle, he advised that consuming too many demons consecutively without first wrestling each soul into submission can cause a gargoyle to lose control, that after consuming the demon lord you were overcome with the absolute NEED to recover an item for "the masters" from the caravan, which means someone sent those wendigos after it.4. The elder gargoyle explained about the makeup of gargoyles, a demon soul, primal body, and fae mind. To that regards you would like to consult with him about methods to reinforce the minds control over demonic taint and perhaps with any contact he has that is knowledgeable about fae magic on reinforcing your mind's control of your demonic soul.This last point is important, we know he has alice as that but we want to know if he trusts the lady with knowledge of alice's occupation.If he does then I suggest we then go on to point 5..5. The ring we found in the caravan, the item the wendigo lord was compelled so strongly to retreive.
>>24067396PS. if he does NOT reveal alice then we COULD leave without mentioning the ring...However:1. We cannot sense her yet we can sense him and alice, i bet she is a really powerful mage.2. It IS her magic item, we should not steal it without due cause.3. She IS the official ruler of the town and we should not be so quit to alienate them.4. If she is evil, pretending to be duped by her would let us find out more about her plans then being hostile and prickly.5. She could very well sense the ring's presence in here.For all of those reasons I believe we should address the issue of the ring in her presence.
don't forget we felt more at home here than ever after eating the wendigo
>>24067396>[X] Carry on with what you must discuss with the Pastor.This seems like a good order of operations, though parts three and four might be moved up so as to seem like we aren't dodging her question."I found that the mountains, or maybe the caravan, if that is what you are getting at, are guarded by another gargoyle, who does not like others encroaching on his territory."Then segue into what we learned, and the rest of the list.-number five, we could leave before talking to her about that, or have her leave so we can talk about 'maintenance and such'.
>>24067451Could just be the missing 24 hours, or the caravan guards. Also the lord would have been noticed in town, what with causing winter. Besides which why would she attack her own caravan?>>24067460I don't believe we could get her to leave believably. If we decide to not discuss it we simply leave with the ring without mentioning it and discuss it later.However I seriously doubt that a mage so powerful as to be invisible to our life and wind sense is going to not notice the powerful magical item we are carrying in our hand... also she is going to be smart enough to notice we are "hiding" a small object in our hand.>>24067252Great, that is 3 v 0 votes for primal heart + control.I think that is enough to implement, yes?
>>24067505Yes, it's been marked, will write it in shortly.
>>24067505You've convinced me that we can't directly lie about the ring.Let's go with that plan then.
>>24067505And now I'm wondering about the possibility of using Earth Shape to hide objects inside our bodies, say during the day.Specifically, the knives, so we don't have to leave the church decrepit and sure to be empty at night so we can deposit and reclaim them without notice.
>>24067563That's not a bad plan, but we probably shouldn't hide silver knives inside our demonic body.
I am heading to bed as I feel rather ill...Goodnight gentlemen
>>24067617Goodnight, get better.
>>24067589>The body is Primal.The Mind is Fae.The Soul is Demon
>>24067617night, get better.
Seems legit to hide the ring, but I get this horrible feeling we may turn into some kind of superpowers stone 'golum'Is Stone Mason punishing us for consuming souls when we didn't know the risks? Some kind of hard lesson to be learned? Either way if we don't find some means of controlling souls consumed things gonna get BS real fast
>>24067717From what I understood from what we were told by the other gargoyle, its OVEReating that is the problem (or rolling and getting a bad trait). We are getting the souls under control, you lose control when you eat too many/too powerful souls in one night. The souls we have fully suppressed are not going to suddenly stir up.
You look to the woman and feel... unsure of her presence. Due to your inability to sense her, you presume that she is definitely someone of notable power... and not just of social standing."I...encountered an elder gargoyle within the mountains."The pastor puts a hand to his slight beard and rubs it with some interest," Oh? I'm guessing it must have been the Gargoyle of Evidas?""Yes, it is known as the Shadow of Evidas."Lady Manse chimes in," Oh, and they take up names... Well.. I've heard that Gargoyles take the names that the people give them. . .""Yes my lady..." You ignore her condescension," I am the Angel of Hearthson. Someone called me that, so it is my name."Lady Manse smiles a bit at that," Well, that is.. rather fitting... I suppose I can agree. Carry on." She puts the fan back up to her face."Shadow told me of the Gargoyle's make. Demon Soul, Primal body, and Fae mind... As well as how we lose control when we... Eat too much. Is there... Perhaps any that you would know to help me reign in more control, Pastor?"Clegane raises an eyebrow," Hmm, why yes. Lady Manse could possibly help you with that... Or perhaps Alice.""Oh? That homeless Witch of yours Clegane? Wonder how she would assist 'Angel' here?" She chuckles and sense some sarcasm in her voice.Clegane gives her a sharp stare."Now now Gargoyle, these are things we already know. I'm sorry I haven't assigned any to take care of you. I will have the Father here do it. And if you have need of settling demons, he shall deliver your request." Lady Manse's lips curl into a fox-like smile and she holds out a dainty lace-gloved hand."But first, you shall give me my ring."She knew.> Hand it over post-haste.> Refuse.> Ask her to explain what it is.> Grovel for her to explain what it is.> (Other)
>>24067717We gotta get the ring away from us.The Windego Lord was just a really powerful demon, and a demon's power usually comes from the possession of a host. We happen to be possessing this one (demonic soul), so IT can't take our body, but it looks like it can at least remain coherent enough to leave feelings, like the increased familiarity of the town, and the Need for the ring. Until we're in complete control of our body, it's more legit to give the ring to someone who doesn't have a demon inside them.
>>24067772>[X] Hand it over post-haste.
>>24067772Ask for an explanation."How did you know I had it Milady? And what is it actually? I had a strange sensation when coming into contact, and possession, of it."
>>24067772Hand it over, but ask her to explain what it was, saying that the Wendigo was hell-bent on finding it.
>>24067772Hand it over. "I'll assume that you know how to handle this thing safely, because I don't."
>>24067772"Of course, but explain to me why The Lord wanted to find it so bad, and who is the 'master' it mentioned?"She played her hand early so now we play ours
Hand it over post-haste. AFTER handing it over:"So it is yours then? I was going to hand it over and ask you to examine it for me... you see the wendigo lord had a very strong compulsion to acquire this ring and deliver to some unknown "masters"; obviously those who orchestrated the attack to steal it from you in the first place; until I fully dominate his soul I am better off away from it until I fully subdue his soul"Also #1 from:>>24067396
>>24067772"I fear my judgement concerning the ring is clouded. Truth be told I am split between getting it away from me as soon as possible and holding on to it right now. Before I recovered it I was overcome with the compulsion to seek it out. On the one hand I want the object of this compulsion to be far away from me. On the other hand I am concerned it might start again as soon as I relinquish it. If you don't mind I would like to improve my self-control first, so that I don't become obsessed with hunting down the ring when I give it away.This might be as easy as waiting for a day to let the Wendigo soul be completely subsumed.
>>24067888>>24067888This so much.
"So it was yours" hold out the ring flat on the palm of our hand while asking "any idea why did the wendigo wish to deliver this to some master so badly that it effected me when I absorbed him?" if she tries to snatch it before we are done speaking, just close our, hand, hopefully we can be the sensei with the pebble.
>>24067967Sorry, we are the pebble and she is more of a sensei to us given our respective age.
>>24067967>taunting a powerful mageLet's not.
Unwilling to let the lady wait on her ring, you set down the Greater Wendigo's head and hand the ring over to her.With the same fox-like expression, she observes the ring carefully.Father Clegane's eyes go wide as she regards the object in the candle-light,"Lady Manse, what is that?"The women appears coy for a moment, however she decides to take him seriously," Father Clegane, you should know of this ring quite well."You speak up, curiosity taking hold," So it is indeed yours. I had intended for you or someone else trustworthy to examine it for me. The Greater Wendigo had a very strong compulsion to seek this out for its... 'masters.' Might you be aware of-""Why yes... How interesting... Seems that demons do indeed seek this ring. Well, it is in the proper hands as of this very moment." She flashes a disarming smile, "You haven't the slightest thing to worry your little marble head over 'angel,' keep up the excellent work, aside from allowing Pastor Clegane the grace..." The Pastor's expression deepens even further into a scowl, it seems he does not like this woman..." Of being your caretaker, I will bestow upon you a boon of your choosing. Granted, you are not a human, I may still fufill at least one of your desires, oh 'Angel of Hearthson." She says almost mockingly, yet it seems that she's serious about a boon...> What will you request?> And what else will you say?
"I would very much like to not be forced by the souls I absorb to dig for a things I know nothing of until dawn. Pastor Clegane seemed to believe you could help me with this?"
>>24068157She's already agreed to assist with that. Alternatively, you can seek aid from Alice.
>>24068083If you would help Molly with her nightmares, that would be appreciated.
Honestly we have little to ask for at the moment. Save for perhaps a magic item, knowledge, or contacts.We could ask to save it but I don't know how long it will be available for, so I think I would opt for knowledge.Info about human mages, info about the type of monsters one might encounter, info about our own makeup, info about other towns, info about who makes gargoyles...Info about HOW gargoyles are made.>>24068185No. If it is supernatural then this is something we will discuss with the pastor, and if it is not then we are not going there.
>>24068185I feel it would be wasted. We will most likely be able to help her ourself within days. I honestly can't think of anything good to ask her though. We can gain power easily, we know so little that it would be wasted to ask her about most things. There is nothing immediate we know of and can't do anything about.We could ask her to teach us something? We are a construct of primal, fae and demon. There are surely some things we could learn that are not immediately obvious?
"Milady, might I be able to request this boon in a later night if need be?"The woman flips her fan open and peers at you with scrutiny befitting of a noble, "Hmm... Yes... If that is what you wish, You may arrange this boon from me for another night. That is, if you cannot decide on anything for now."You see the Pastor look to you, his features softening somewhat. He seems unwilling to speak freely...
>>24068226>>24068239I'm trying to think of something inconsequential to ask for. We don't need anything, we're a rock. But just denying the favor would be rude, and letting a little girls's nightmares continue for even a few more days while we grow in power is a bit hard for me to just accept.(didn't consider the nightmares being supernatural, if that were the case we'd have no problems with it, but I'm hoping to get her the psychological support she needs to come to terms with her mother's death)Or we could defer the favor until we need it.
>>24068288Thank her. Bring up relocating to the inside of the church to cover up missing from the roof for 24 hours. And then take up a pose and focus entirely on wrestling the new souls until she leaves, at which point talk to Clegane and Alice more freely.>>24068289I am thinking there is a hostile fae that lives IN the dreams themselves, we would need dreamwalker to fight such a being.If her nightmares are mundane in nature then the pastor is a better candidate to solve them then the local nob.
>>24068289I think she already gets psychological support from the pastor. I was thinking about buying Mind Whisper, Obfuscation and Mind Peer with the next chunk of exp. All of these are useful on their own and it's just another step to dreamwalker from there.
Speaking of Later nights, I need to hit the hay myself.I'll be hosting again tomorrow... errr... Today... Friday. Yes, Friday.6:00p.m. 1800 Pacific time.2100 Server-time.As for these suggestions, I'll post them in the selections next time I run.Catch you guys later.
>>24068372Night.Don't forget to archive
>>24068384Already done.And next time a night goes into overtime I'll mark it with numerals.