You are Ssen, a Lamia raised by a human Paladin who adopted you after killing the ones who birthed you. You are grown now, and Father has passed on. After a great deal of work, you have become a Paladin like your Father, and now take up his duties. You are accompanied by your best friend from childhood, the insect druid Tricia; Mage, a magic user who ran away from his family of cannibal raiders known as the Ghouls (Yes, his name is Mage. It was his idea); Persephone, a 22-year old thief/ex-guerllia fighter (She goes by Peri), and Mari, a 13-year old prodigy scholar/now sniper, who has her mind and soul trapped within Peri's body; and Lea, a deeply religious musician/martial artist, trained by her father, a famous trainer for arena fighters, she's covered from her mouth down in bandages to hide the horrific state her body has become thanks to the 'cures' that saved her from cancer.Your journey continues...( Opening theme song: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zvZgKRAacFc )http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Lamia%20Quest1d4 chan page: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Lamia_Daughter_Quest
Your talk with Tallow was illuminating, for both of you. Turns out that your father's oracle was able to speak to the Fifth because when he wasn't consumed with clinical depression, he consumed copious amounts of drugs. Your presence and spurring has galvanized him to at least get out of his therapy bath, and back into the fight. He also advised you about how the Lantern Coins are 'wrong.' Somehow, they've been corrupted, but that was all he was able to understand from the unfortunately vague visions the Fifth granted him.There was a brief interlude with Robin goodfellow. He's been hired to kidnap you and bring you before Queen Mab. Apparently the Queen believes that she is the same Queen Mab, reincarnated, and that the Paladin Serpent knows something about the disappearance of Princess Thistledown, who vanished during the First Age of Citadel. Goodfellow, of course, knows that he has a better chance capturing a rampaging manticore than kidnapping you, so he made some polite conversation, some offers were made and declined, and he and his two partners in crime went on their merry way.You also met up with Crazy Ted, who wasn't exactly what you expected. Short, wears a stupid fur hat, and his collection of trophies are other people's kills. He's just a taxidermist, along with being a boar and dragon hunter. It also seems that he doesn't plan on killing Old One, but rather that he just wants to see it. Also, for some unknown reason, he can understand and speak the tongue of the dragons. A language only, you, Granny, and the sane lizard people of Stone Hall know.After a slightly uncomfortable/VERY comfortable night shedding with Tricia's help, you have collected the newly remade Beacon and Clang, and are following Theodore Katushka out onto his boar hunting trails on your way to the Bear Shrine.
WOO! Lamia time!
Damn you Echo, just when I'm going to bed!
>>24116183The charms that Ted gave you are doing the trick. You aren't cold that you feel your teeth chatter involuntarily, your insides grow cold or have uncontrollable shivering. But it's still utterly, miserably, stupidly cold, wet, damp, and your new scales are just getting filthy with the snow and mud."So, let's see..." Ted looks at the ground. "We're in luck, it stopped snowing and looks like it's not going to snow for a few days." He points at the clear skies. "Course, knock on wood, right?" He raps on his head. "Anyway, you said you were a hunter and tracker back at your little home village, right? You ever do snow hunting?"A little, yeah, but mostly you didn't go outside when it snowed. Cause it was snow."I think I've got some boar tracks to follow, but I never say no to some extra eyes." He smiles at you. "You in?"
Hooray, echo is back!We in the discussion thread have decided that after lamia child quest is done, we are moving on to lamia paladin or lamia mother quest. Just, you know, putting that idea in yer head.
>>24116417"Well, if you don't think I'll scare the boars away. I like to think I am pretty quiet, experience nonwithstanding."
>>24116459"Well, if you don't think I'll scare the boars away. I like to think I am pretty quiet, experience nonwithstanding."Ted nods. "The field is yours, Paladin."Roll 1d20
Echo! Why didn't you ping us in the other thread? :(
>>24116657(By His Light, I love /tg/ dice.)No dice, you can't spot any tracks or signs. You suppose you could blame most of it on the Conclave students that have marched along the upper trail, knocking down snow and such...but that wouldn't be the complete truth.>>24116714Apologies! I was unaware that other thread was still up!
>>24116759Try using our patented Lamia Tongue to sniff them out.
>>24116783If we did that out tongue will become numb by the cold or frozen.
>>24116759>>24116783Yeah, if there's no trail."Well, I don't see any obvious trails. I can try to smell some out, unless you've spotted one by now. Or we could range a bit further.
>>24116823Or stick to the ground.
>>24116830"Well, I don't see any obvious trails. I can try to smell some out, unless you've spotted one by now. Or we could range a bit further.""Any trail is a good trail, sniff away." He says.Roll 1d20 to use your tongue and nose to try and get a scent trail.
Rolled 20>>24116892Now for /tg/dice to go into action.
>>24116908... I'll go put my dice away. Forever.
>>24116908>>24116913No. Friggin. Words.
>>24116892>>24116908>>24116913I vote echo give us some mercy here.I mean COME ON.
>>24116908>>24116913- - Service will be suspended for a moment due to hysterical laughter - -
>>24116949I've been a player since the first thread; I was the guy who suggested "Muna" for Mage's name. Yeah, stupid name, I know. Can we get a another reroll now that we've already spent one?
(I'll give you this one. Just because it's too damn funny for words.)>>24116913Ah! You got a trail for a boar, a big one too. You can point out the way to it clearly.Also...that's kinda weird...oranges. Specially oil of oranges. You taste that too.
>>24117086>Specially oil of oranges. You taste that too.Specifically*
>>24117086Thank you. That was quite obviously a case of /tg/dice being capricious and wrathful.Though, since we also critfailed in addition to critsucceeding, we probably got the WROOOONG boar."Ah, I've found something. This way, I believe. Look for more visible signs."
>>24117086Tell Ted what you smell; he might recognize it as something.Also, might I suggest that Anon Mapmaker has earned at least one reroll by now?
>>24117086Oranges are the best to hunt. They're tasty and they don't run or fight back. Don't usually live in freezing climates like this though.
>>24117086>>24117133"Also it smells like orange oil."
>>24117086"Ted, do you know of anything that smells of oranges up here?"
>>24117142>anon mapmaker has earned at least one rerollDaww, thanks for the vote of support guy. Though, my maps aren't the best. Not by a longshot.
>>24117173As Echo's said before, they're perfect. Don't put yourself down.
>>24117173I've said it before, they may not be cartography-as-art like you'd find in the front of a fantasy novel, but they *are* the kind of on-the-ground useful map an adventurer would draw for themselves while adventuring, and that's what we care about here.Your world map (and Echo's OK of it) really gave this world much more concrete spatial relations, made it feel more real, and helped us get oriented.
>>24117220>>24117219well, I'll keep makin' them as long as descriptions of how shit looks keep happening. Though promptness varies.
>>24116650>I like to think I am pretty quietOn fresh snowpack, feet crunch through snow making a decent amount of noise; spreading weight across a broader surface and moving with a continuous slither seems likely to make much less noise.Downside: like a snowplow, you'll have more effort required to move as snow builds up in front, since you need enough force to move it aside rather than stepping over it.
>>24117133"Ah, I've found something. This way, I believe. Look for more visible signs. Also it smells like orange oil."Ted nods at the way you point. "I thought I saw something that way...oranges though?" He shrugs as you all hike your way through the snow. "That's strange, there's some Frost Cherry trees that grow here and there, but Oranges are grown in Stone Hall or in the Sunrise Isles. (They're to the south and a little off of the East Coast, mostly jungle, no Tribes, there's some Citadel fishing villages and pirates.)You keep walking, it's a truly beautiful sight, the mountains are gorgeous, a string of white caps and deep dark blues, purples, and silvers. The sky is clear and the sun is glorious. It's still too damn cold though. Ted even points out the valley that starts the Dark Peaks, wow, they could not make a more foreboding looking black, the mountains are all jagged, there's fog choking the area, and you swear that the snow looks black."Okay, lets see if we can't find our succulent little friend." Ted says. He starts to scan the horizon.Roll 2d20 one for sight, second for smell.
Rolled 9, 6 = 15>>24117302
Rolled 4>>24117302rolling one of them.
Rolled 9, 12 = 21What the hell.
Rolled 9, 5 = 14>>24117357>>24117319>>24117317It's because you fast rollers do not have conviction.
Random thought: orange oil is a common natural method of pest control for certain types of pests.I could also imagine something using it in a trap.Could we please keep an extra-close eye out for any kind of trap?
>>24117374Or not! Damn, I was hoping the dice would work with my joke.
>>24117317You've got the boar's trail with Ted's help. That orange thing has vanished though.You head down to the lower cliffs on this range. The mountains here are covered with tunnels and small caves. The wind blows through them, almost making music with it."Impressive, isn't it?" Ted asks with a grin."I'd like it more if it weren't so cold." Tricia replies.
>>24117443Give Tricia a quick wrap-and-hug, purely for warmth of course. "Warmer now?"Can we take a moment and take 10 for picking up the orange scent again? Not like we're in a rush.
>>24117443""I have to admit, it's quite the view. Though, being reminded how cold it is doesn't exactly help."Then do that thing where shivers go up your spine and you're all Bbrrrrr before continuing on. I don't know how to adequately describe it, but I am sure you know what I am talking about.
>>24117496Well, we ARE at an intersection of all sorts of breezes. If we're finding it again, here would be as good a spot as any.
>>24117496You wrap and hug Tricia briefly. "Warmer now?""Thanks, but not now." She says, pushing you off.You take a deep sniff and take your time looking around. You aren't bothering about the boar now, Ted's got that pretty well in hand. Taking your time, you without a doubt pick up that smell and twinge of oranges again. Of course, with all the winds and crossbreezes from all the different holes, you have NO solid idea on where it's coming from...but you can try at least.Roll 1d20
Have we ever taken the others on one of our hunts before?We generally don't use the tongue this much on account of embarrassment/acting humanish.
>>24117670No stupid orange is a match for Ssen Patrick!
>>24117693I don't think we've been particularly embarassed about using it in the past, we just don't often think of smelling things out, and our hunts have mostly been offscreen.
>>24117733I thought it was one of those things we hid habitually.Like how we don't often show teeth when we smile, unless otherwise specifically stated.
>>24117670Got it...it's fresh. Very fresh and its oranges and something else, something...cold and dry but with that clean tinge and taste-smell of earth, but purer...heated clay. Also, there's two different versions of that orange/clay taste-smell. One's following you, and one's in front of you. Also, this isn't the pine/evergeen/chocolate smell-taste that Robin has.
>>24117757Quietly tell Ted and the rest of the party; give the expanded description of it and the two sources, see if he has any idea what it is. Make it clear that we might be being followed or tracked.
>>24117757Whisper to Ted. "I think we're being followed."
>>24117757"Guys, I think we're being followed, and it's definitely not Robin this time."
>>24117757>One's following you, and one's in front of you. Weapons at the ready. Warn Ted if he's still nearby.
>>24117757<There are two orange smells and they also smell like clay and one of them is following us.> In Lizard. Ted and Mage understand it, at least, and it's highly unlikely the followers will think it's more than a cough if they're in hearing range. Can Mage do some sort of telepathy thing to inform the others?
>>24117757>heated clayOh, crud. Porcelain.
>>24117757"I think something is trying to box us in, the smell is both behind us, and ahead of us."
>>24117833Mask people. With perfume. We're being chased by whores!
>>24117882>whoresSSSSANDOVER!We're being chased by MONSTER WHORES.
>>24117906Either that or we're being chased by golems polished with orange peels.
>>24117831<There are two orange smells and they also smell like clay and one of them is following us.> You say.Mage nods and looks at the others he holds up two fingers and points one forwards and one behind you.The others stare in confusion. "What?" Peri asks.Mage rolls his eyes and whispers in her ear. "Ohhhh," Peri does another set of hand gestures. Apparently Tricia and Lea get those."We can follow the boar down into the caves, or go up and see the Bear Shrine ascent." He suggests. As he says that he unhooks one of his axes at his side. He's actually asking you about where you want to go to deal with your 'friends.'
>>24117958Let's not get trapped in a cave with someone behind us.
>>24117958"The caves are nice and isolated. We don't want anybody at the Shrine or a wandering Conclave group catching sight of this."
>>24117977>>24117958I sort of want to go to the caves, but only because I really want to get that boar along with stopping these guys.I'm cold!
>>24117958"We tracked the boar this far, might as well go after it."
>>24117958"The caves would be good, I am starving."
>>24117958I'm voting the Bear Shrine. Should be other paladins there guarding it from what I understood of the past threads. Hopefully they'll help. Maybe.
>>24117958Are we on Ted's off-trail path, or are we close enough to town that we're still on the Conclave trail? If the latter, this might just be a Conclave tour group. If we're on Ted's path, we're almost certainly being followed.
>>24117958Bear Shrine.(Height usually being an advantage.)
>>24117958I'd say we follow the boar into the caves, then let Peri/Mari use the terrain to her advantage to hide and flank the one following us...but I'd honestly much rather have the backup available at>the Bear Shrine
>>24118042Ted's path, you've left the conclave areas long behind.>>24117995>>24118023>>24118027"The caves are nice and isolated. We don't want anybody at the Shrine or a wandering Conclave group catching sight of this." You say. "The boar. They see it and they'll spook it. We've gone this far, we should go after it, and I'm starving."Everyone nods and Ted leads you down into the inside of the mountain, after a few turns and twists, it's clear that the orange-clay pair have been forced to follow behind you two as they can't get in front of you any more. They're following you closer now though.After a moemnt, Ted stops, you're all inside one of the more open caverns. It's a oval-ish room that's about the size of a basketball court there are stone pillars of fused stalagmites and stalactites scattered about.On the plus side, you've also found what is unquestionably the boar's nest. It's a big old beast of a thing. Good eatin'. It's sleeping in its little warren that's one of the holes in the walls.On the down side, this place is a dead end.<Best place we could hope for even footing.> Ted says. He chuckles. <So, I'm guessing we have a few minutes before our followers get enough courage to attack, so...go ahead and ask, Beautiful One.>
>>24118204<Why can you speak the lizard tongue?>
>>24118204"You're a dragon, aren't you."
>>24118204<Well, since we've only got a few minutes, let's focus on the details that might keep us alive past the next few minutes. Are you human as you appear, or something...else? Do you have any particular abilities that could help us right now, other than those axes? And do you have any idea who these followers might be?>
>>24118204>Dead End>Great tactics guys lets go to the cave. Ugh.Time for some bluntness.<Who or should I say what are you really?>
>>24118276To be fair, it also means they can only attack us from one direction.
>>24118204I doubt she'll have much luck given the cold, but see if Tricia can drum up any buggy backup, and get Mage to start preparing to cast sleep or something comparable. Also, nock an arrow on our bow.
>>24118276>dead end>WITH A BOARTactics be damned, shopping and then an ambush.
>>24118204>After a moemnt, Ted stops, you're all inside one of the more open caverns. It's a oval-ish room that's about the size of a basketball court there are stone pillars of fused stalagmites and stalactites scattered about.How large are the stalagmites? Anything we (or the smaller members of our party) could hide behind?How large, well-positioned, and fragile are the stalactites? Anything we could drop on their likely entrance?
>>24118299We're in a cave with little to no room to move. No way to run if they things go south. We're vs an unknown enemy with unknown powers/weapons. No, this is bad.>>24118313Boar be damned.
>>24118204>It's sleeping in its little warren that's one of the holes in the walls.Any other holes in the walls? Any of them us-sized?
>>24118335>We're in a cave with little to no room to move.>Size of a basketball court>Little to no room to moveuh
>>24118243<Why can you speak the lizard tongue? Are you a dragon?><No.> He shakes his head. <I'm a Dragon Servant.><A what?> Mage asks.<I thought you were one too.> Ted says. <We're a race of humans who were bred to serve, speak, and attend to our great Masters. Don't you live to serve her?>Mage waves his hand in a 'kinda' motion.<I have been waiting for a long long time ever since my Mistress Whitefire went mad and had to be put down...all I seek is a new master. I don't...I can't feel complete unless I know I am wanted by one of the great ones.>
>>24118204>It's a big old beast of a thing.We need to piss it off and turn it against our attackers.
Can we finish off the boar? did we do that already?Just standing here talking waiting for an ambush with a dangerous boar behind us sounds... bad.
>>24118355Well shit, didn't Quentin warn us Dragon Servants were crazy cultists?"Well, it seems like we're both searching for the same thing, then."
>>24118243This. Then spread out and prepare for ranged combat, using the stalagmites for cover. They're limestone so movies to the contrary they should be rather sturdy. Us, Mage and Mari prepare to focus fire on the choke point when whoever enters the room. (Assuming Ted doesn't have any ranged weapons) We'll have a brief window to identify them and/or strike first.There's a chance it might be Robin's idiot underlings, if not could be someone worse.
>>24118355<No, Mage is a ghoul who I kinda sorta adopted. And good news, you'll probably have the Old One in your debt once you tell her that there's a group of powerful sorcerers trying to kill them and destroy their horde.>
>>24118334>How large are the stalagmites? Anything we (or the smaller members of our party) could hide behind?The stone fused pillars are big enough for the others to hide behind, not you or Mage.>How large, well-positioned, and fragile are the stalactites? Anything we could drop on their likely entrance?Mage can try like he did before in the Underwasp Queen lair. Remember how well THAT worked.>Any other holes in the walls? Any of them us-sized?Plenty, this place is swiss cheese nearly. You'll have to search for one that fits you though, and there's no way to turn around or see where they come out, or if they warp as you go further in.
>>24118355We could make him our minion! Do paladins get minions?
>>24118391Probably not the same thing. Those were people who worshipped the Dragon who Dwells in Darkness, who was more of a spirit than a dragon as far as we know.
>>24118429Paladins get cohorts.
>>24118391>Well shit, didn't Quentin warn us Dragon Servants were crazy cultists?Different kind of Dragon. Those worshipped the Dragon Who Was Of Shadow. Ted's of a Slave Race that was created through training, eugenics, and magic.
>>24118391No, those were the Dragon's Children IIRC.
>>24118421OK. Get everyone capable of fitting behind one using one for cover and prepared to snipe away. Mage and Ssen should back into some of the dark holes in the wall, close to the entrance. Dim all light sources to near-nothing, and have Ssen be prepared to use Beacon to blind them since they've adapted to the darkness.All that said, don't attack until we see who or what they are.
>>24118499Note: Ssen and Mage should be waiting in those holes for them to pass and then closing in behind them. And back in far enough that light cast from the room doesn't make them visible.
How good is ssen's low light vision? this is the first it's come up
>>24118460Well, we're looking for a dragon. Perhaps we could see if he would accompany us in the meantime.
>>24118571Several types of snakes can see infrared heat, which would make us exceptionally good at seeing warm bodies in the dark.Can Ssen?
>>24118499You direct your people to proper ambush points. Ted even helpfully points out some better spots for Tricia to come out swinging with her sickle."I take it you've taken people 'Dragon Hunting' here before, haven't you, Ted?" Lea says."I never killed anyone who wasn't already a murderer or a criminal." He says defensively."And what of the others? The ones who weren't bad, but just wanted a trophy?" Mage asks."I didn't kill them." He says."No, I bet the Dark Peaks did that for you." Lea snarls. "No wonder a noble beast like the Old One wants nothing to dow with you."<Tell your servants that they should watch their tongues Beautiful One. I serve the Greatest, and I am due my respect!> Ted hisses at you.
>>24118688<Just ignore them right now. We can complain about hurt feelings after we take these guys out.>
>>24118688"Alright everyone. Argue later. Stay alive now. And nobody attack until we know who they are; let's not regret this."
>>24118688Okay, everybody knock it off until after we've found how who's following us.
>>24118688"Now now everyone, moral quandries and ill trust later. Positions now. We're not done hunting.""Oh, and don't go straight for the kill. It could just be those rascally elves again. Probably not."
>>24118688<Focus! You two can argue AFTER we've taken care of the people following us!>
>>24118688<Listen closely, this is the sound of me not giving a shit.>
>>24118688<Let me make this clear. They are not my servants and no one /owes/ you respect.>
>>24118571>>24118653>Several types of snakes can see infrared heat, which would make us exceptionally good at seeing warm bodies in the dark.You can indeed. Lamias are designed for wetlands and cool areas, of course you can spot heat signatures. It's been invaluable in your hunts back home. You can see two of them approaching...weird...you see torsos and heads at the entrance to the cavern...but that's it.
>>24118763>>24118785No, and no, this guys leading us around the mountains, he gets respect.
>>24118688>just wanted a trophyI wonder how many Lamia trophies there are.Regardless, we'll save passing judgement for later when we have all the facts.
>>24118789Well shit, that means they're clearly not human. Maybe they have clay limbs?
>>24118789Are we getting attacked by puppets or statues? I don't like how this is going if that is the case.
>>24118789Either those things at the entrance are wearing extremely insulated leg/arm armor, or they may be some type of flesh golem. Or floating limbless horrors that vomit lightning.
>>24118789Huh. Are lamias and nagas cold-blooded? (In which case maybe they're only keeping their upper bodies warm, and their lower bodies are snow-chilled?) That doesn't *feel* like the right answer here, though.
>>24118806He earns respect. We don't just hand it out because he demands it or because he 'serves' a fucking dragon. He get can get over himself.
>>24118789"What fresh darkness is this? Something strange comes, fellows."
>>24118861He's guiding us through the mountains to help our search, thats enough not to be a douche to him.
>>24118688Have we killed the boar yet?Can we kill the boar?
>>24118861True on all counts, but let's not have *that* conversation right at the moment. Right now, we just need to tell everyone to can it, prepare, and not get an itchy trigger finger on the off chance our luck isn't the usual and they're friendly.
>>24118861But he's also the one leading us around right now. If we want to snark him we can do it once we're safely back on a trail we know.
So, wagers on what the heck is following us?It's got body heat and porcelain and no limbs. I am thinking maybe some kind of golem-mechs piloted by cripples.
>>24118885The boar is alive, but sleeping very deeply, filled up on fungus and lichens. It's used to Ted's little 'incidents' in this cave, so unless you wake it directly it'll stay asleep.>>24118862"What fresh darkness is this? Something strange comes, fellows. We'll argue later." You say. <And let me make this clear, Theodore. They are NOT my servants, and no one /owes/ you respect!>"Ssh!" Lea says."They came down here." A voice says.You can see them more clearly now. Two people dressed in black robes, and they have blank white masks that just have eye holes in them. "Are you sure?" The other says. Both voices are female. Also there's this strange clicking noise as they walk."Yes...I think." The first one says. "You will be unloved if we fail.""Please don't say such things. Anyway, we're the Shadow Sisters of fame and glory. We are always loved within the walls." The first says."We are only the Sisters until we fail. Then the Sisters become those who have not failed, and we become corpses." The second says. "Keep looking."They're in perfect position. I mean it, they could not have picked a better spot to pause at.
>>24119245Arrow them. What do we roll?
>>24119245We should pounce and wrap one by surprise. If mage gets his sleep off simultaneously, we could ace these guys with no blood shed on either side. Perfect paliscore!
>>24119268We have the ability to shoot an arrow and use our tail in the same round. Alternatively, we could go directly for a wrap on one of them.>>24119290Agreed, this.
>>24119290...Arrow to the knee?
>>24119268>>24119290Or maybe we should talk to them? They're pretty obviously meaning to do something to us, though. Maybe we talk after capture.
>>24119245An arrow to the knee for the both of them!They'll have a lovely story to tell later.
>>24119290this, we still dont know who sent them, and it would give us someone to interrogate.
>>24119307Alright, fine. I suppose that is more paladin-like.
>>24119307They're following us surreptitiously. We can talk to them *after* we make sure they can't hurt us. No sense losing our element of surprise.
>>24119307>Maybe we talk after capture.This. Until we know they aren't going to attack us, whether because their intentions are benign or they're tied up, its too much of a risk to let them know we know they're here.
>>24119245Question before we attack: do they look familiar at all? Do they look like ghouls (and what ghouls look like to us in infrared)? Or like anything we've seen before? The cold-lower-body thing is strange.
>>24119417honestly I am worried about wrapping them. they're probably spiky as fuck under those robes.But the chances of that are so low, it's just my paranoia. Hence why I suggested wrap in the first place.
>>24119417They're obviously Sandover's "products". He's definitely up to some creep stuff.
>>24119245can we see their legs? possibly Driders?
>>24119443I dunno. They claim to be "fame" and "glory".They could be humors business.
Their legs look normal, just wrapped in black fabric like the rest of them.So I take it you want to try and constrict one and have Mage sleep spell the other?
>>24119447This was my initial thought as well.
>>24119495That was my suggestion.Whether it's the majority vote is up to the majority.
>>24119495Yes. Watch whatever's in their hands; make sure they can't quickly stab us while wrapping. And be prepared to do something about the one Mage is putting to sleep if that doesn't work.
Rolled 5>>24119520Roll 1d20 for your attempt
Rolled 3>>24119639I hope the light overpowers the dice gods.
>>24119639I have a feeling that 5 is for Mage's sleep spell. Lea and Mari/Peri should get ready to take them down while Mage tries again.
Well I do believe that plan failed.Time to smack these punks up a bit now.
>>24119487I wouldn't put it above Sandover to try and make "fake" Humors.
>>24119639The moment we no longer have the jump on them, call out "What do you want with us?"
>>24119736Good point; he *was* being tested, and these might be his minions.
>>24119639Disturbing thought: "Rachel?"
>>24119649You wrap around one of the sisters, but Mage's staff just sparks and hums.<Damnit...> He mutters."Oh." The constrained Shadow Sister says. "This is unusual.""You have been captured." The other Sister says."Move and you get a bolt in your skull." Mari says."Ambushed." The one who is being held. "Huh. A reversal of normal events.""I assume that we have no been killed because you wish us to do a service." The freed Sister says. "I do wish to inform you that the concept of being violated sexually does not fill us with feelings of dread or powerlessness.""Nor does physical torture." The one in your coils says.
>>24119805"At the moment, we just want to know who you are and why you're following us."
>>24119805"No, no. We're just reasonably suspicious of the two travelers who try to sneak up on us without so much as a 'hello, friend!'. Maybe for a service you can tell us why you were following us, then I can let you go and we all talk like reasonable people?"
>>24119832"At the moment, we just want to know who you are and why you're following us.""We decline to answer that question."
>>24119762She should still be in hospital. And as the only person who can make the masks she's way too valuable to send on silly missions like this.
>>24119852"How about what you wanted from us, then? Depending on what it is, we might or might not be agreeable."
>>24119852Oh! Oh! I know, threaten them with separation from the force that keeps them happy! We need to use a Caligo Clarus symbol or something.
>>24119852Call everyone to move in to better positions then remove the mask of the one we have captured.
>>24119888This next, yeah.>>24119890And then this.
>>24119852"Come now, it can't be so bad that you can't tell us. Fine fine- then will you answer if we ask you what you want?"
>>24119890Leave a couple in hiding. Just in case.
>>24119852Perhaps they'd be willing to answer a very simple question: "Why do you smell like orange oil?"And: "What kind of 'service', exactly, did you think we might want of you?"
>>24119878"How about what you wanted from us, then? Depending on what it is, we might or might not be agreeable.""Again, we refuse to answer."You take your Medallion and hold it up against the mask. The Sister tries to pull her head away from it. "Please cease with that action. It is upsetting." She's starting to breathe heavily."Yes...put...put those away." The other Sister says. "Now." She's flinching at the sight of the other Medallions and Lea in general. "This is upsetting."<Why do I smell goat blood?> Ted asks.You take off the sister's mask.Well, now you know why you only saw the torsos and the heads of these two girls. Because they don't wipe their mouths after a meal, and they ate recently. Also you know why they wear masks and full coverings of black in the middle of the day. And you would have also known, had you visited the Goat Sanctuary, what had happened to the four missing goats, with one found drained completely of blood.You have also found out that startingly beautiful vampires are crazy strong and can force their way out of your coils with astounding ease.Roll 1d10 for initiative
Rolled 6>>24120037Push the medallion into the chest of the one we were wrapping, and pray.
Rolled 5>>24120037>inb4 1
>>24120037Damn vampires! We are totally amenable to talking!also stop taunting us with the goat shrine, we will forever regret not going.
>>24120085We're going there on the way back.>>24120037If we're pushed away and lose the opportunity to press our holy symbol against them, light up Beacon immediately.
Rolled 7, 3, 2, 1, 10 = 23>>24120037allies initiative
Rolled 3, 7 = 10>>24120110Enemies
>>24120110iirc, Lea's the 10.
>>24120128>>24120068I hope we have more bonuses than vampires by a good margin, elsewise we might get our grip broke.
Rolled 4>>24120142(Actually Ted is first. This is to see what he does)
GuysGuys we kiss the sexy vampiresAnd our poison will melt their fangs and make them harmlessGenius or genius?
>>24120195Takes a long time to do so, though.
>>24120195Could work, given that we only need to melt a very small bony piece that would get a heavy dose of venom. Of course, they might chomp us first. Who knows what diseases vampire whores carry?
Rolled 11, 5, 14 = 30>>24120172Good news, Ted's going for the vamps only, he wouldn't dare hurt a Beautiful One.He goes in a choppin at the one who isn't constrained. He's using his axe with the silver coated edge. He assumes the other sister is the same as the first with the blood smeared mouth, and he smells blood. He's not stupid.Tricia also swipes at the same vamp with her sickle. The amber sickle is magical in nature and life-based so it's good against undead.The vamp that you have is trying to escape from you. She only needs an 13 or better to escape, due to the fact that she's a bloodsucker and recently fed.
Rolled 17, 9, 14 = 40>>24120290So, Vampires are really really fast, and really strong.The vamp you had trapped has broken free, and the other dodges Ted and Tricia easily.
>>24120308Your turn, make a consensus or first suggested action to have three 'yes' votes to it. I tell you what to roll, first linked roll plays.
>>24120229It is, but I cleverly didn't make that an option. You have to pick genius.
>>24120290Set beacon up to full glow, and get to the spearwork. Try to distance the vampires from your crew, like a good spearfighter. Hopefully divine light abjures vampires.
>>24120328Thinking of turning on the ruins for the spear, if we can.
>>24120340This. Specifically, sweep/tail combo with Beacon.
>>24120333I reject your reality and substitute my own.Therefore, stupid.
>>24120385But my reality has hot vampire makeouts in it. Why would you want to leave?
>>24120376>>24120353>>24120340That's three (the first three, even) for firing up a glowing Beacon; we just need to agree on what spear action to take.Constriction seems unhelpful; we want to take advantage of our agility since we don't have a strength advantage on them.So: spear sweep plus tail attack.
>>24120376Just as a note, double attacks with your tail don't cause Beacon to gain points to its Light. Only single attacks with Beacon, damage, or blocks with Clang (I.E. hits that WOULD cause damage without Clang) cause Beacon to shine brighter.
>>24120433The attack from Beacon does, though, even though the secondary attack doesn't, right? So we might as well use the tail rather than leaving it idle. Unless using our tail at the same time reduces our accuracy with Beacon?
>>24120428Ssen/Tricia makeouts are much hotter. Evil isn't sexy, or haven't you heard? You're so outdated.
>>24120433So let me get this straight...>Single attacks with Beacon>Damaging with Beacon>Blocking with ClangThese three give points to Light?Regardless, I vote for a single attack with Beacon to build it up, we can start doubling up once we've got some bonuses going.
>>24120465No, that second one is damage to *us*.
>>24120433OK, I just reviewed our available attacks; changing my vote to an armor-piercing Beacon attack.
>>24120444No it's still +2, but a successful solo attack with Beacon gives you two points. Just so you know.
>>24120430spear and tail, sure.I believe all spear hits provide light, but tail hits don't because tail has no runes.Note: runic tatoos. Can lamias have tattoos? Do they just fall off come shedding time?
>>24120464>Ssen/Tricia makeouts are much hotterYou can have both! A whole harem!>Evil isn't sexy, or haven't you heard?They're not evil. They're good little mindraped servants.
>>24120497Definitely an armor-piercing Beacon strike then.
>>24120512Get out of here citadel!
>>24120512> You can have both! A whole harem!That's just a distraction. Don't your storybooks have True Love in them?>They're not evil. They're good little mindraped servants.Oh, but the mind is the sexiest part, though!
>>24120497OK, here's three for a piercing strike:>>24120513>>24120509>>24120496
>>24120571A piercing strike with Beacon. This will reduce the armor of the vamp, and give you one point to Beacon's light.1d20 +1
Rolled 1>>24120586Isn't everything with Beacon +2?
Rolled 1 + 1>>24120586capitals break dice?!?
>>24120599...not that it matters, apparently.
Rolled 7 + 1>>24120599>>24120604OH COME ON.
>>24120604Wow, I was just realizing I didn't actually roll 1d20+1, but evidently it wouldn't have mattered if I did.
>>24120599>>24120604A standard attack with Beacon is +2 a pierce attack is +1 but it permanently lowers the vamp's ACAnd...seriously?
>>24120546Bronze Peak is my city. Why don't you get out.>>24120550>Don't your storybooks have True Love in them?For a lamia? Don't be silly.>the mind is the sexiest part, though!Well yeah, that's why I rape them.>>24120599>>24120604Enjoy your 1s. Maybe next time you'll listen to me.
>>24120599>>24120604I ... I have no words.
>>24120604>>24120593>>24120599So uh, we using one of those rerolls?
>>24120624Oh. And a standard attack raises light by 2, but a pierce only by 1? Good to know.
>>24120624seriously.I hope critfails aren't so bad.
>>24120640Nah, it's just the start of the battle. We don't have to hit every time.
>>24120624Citadel-/tg/ dice, some sort of unholy hybrid...
Rolled 1>>24120637Outroll THIS Citadel!
>>24120654Yeah but it's a crt fail that's a bit different.
>>24120624>>24120637Honestly. Now it feels like I'm kicking a puppy. Stitcher, roll again, for no other reason than to tell Citadel that it may be the true all encompassing force of this land, but I'M the one in charge here! This is the LAST of my mercy though.Also, with a captcha like THIS...well. I kinda have to give it.
Everything inside of me is screaming in disgust right now at these fucking dice.
Rolled 18>>24120665>>24120671>>24120673he cheated, dice without the + is always a 1 afaik, like this.
Rolled 10>>24120682You might think you're so powerful, Citadel? Well, this is *our* quest.
Oh god Im seriously laughing here.>>24120704you forgot the +1 again
>>24120695Naw, it's the same with or without
Rolled 20 + 1>>24120714Hey, you're right, I did! Take *this*!>>24120682
>>24120682Go away Echo. You're telling the story all wrong.
oh well now that is nice.
>>24120728Now *that's* how you banish a Citadel.Hey Citadel, thanks for roleplaying (and rollplaying) so well you helped earn us a reroll. How does *that* make you feel?
>>24120728Anon from start of the quest, and from the now dead STALKER civ, this is apt.
These ones and 20s are stupid.4chan dice, you are stupid.Why are you so stupid 4chan dice.
what is happening.
>>24120762its trying to go lower then 1 so its wrapping around to 20.
>>24120777the DM, and thus, the universe itself is taking pity on us.
Rolled 8, 18, 16 = 42>>24120704Sadly, that is a miss. The vampire dodges easily.Mage shoots a fireball at the vamp that was Ted and Tricia's problem. Fire's always a good option.The other vampire tries to claw Ted's face off.Mari takes a few ingredients out from her pouches and treats Peri's blades.Lea goes for the vamp that you had. Lea can hit vamps and make it hurt.
>>24120791If for no other reason than how incredibly awesome that whole series of posts just was, I'd suggest that we should enforce "first linked post that rolls what you actually requested".
>>24120791You uh... forgot a roll there.
>>24120791"Always with the fighting! Why do these guys never want to talk it out?"Armor piercer towards the vampire trying to hurt ted. Spears're for keeping people back.
>>24120817Not unless what Mari did needs a roll, which I don't think it does.
>>24120810But the +1 makes no difference to the roll. And when we make a tail+stab attack we can't even roll 2d20 with modifiers on each.
>>24120859Yes, I know, but:>>24120704>>24120714>>24120728that was just too funny.
Rolled 3, 4 = 7>>24120791(I went with the ten and added 1, I'm not THAT kind of a GM. -Brofists Citadel-)Mage misses, and Ted staggers back as his face is now sporting some nasty claw marks.Lea does her usual punch to the lungs to stun a person. Normally that wouldn't do anything, but when Lea pulls her fists away the Vampire is busy howling in pain and slightly smoking.Ted snarls and tries to chop off the bitch's hand. Tricia goes again to rip out a vampire's throat.The vampire you and Lea are fighting is too busy trying to get accustomed to the pain of Lea's Holy Strike.
>>24120882eh, I prefer the 10. A pity roll shouldn't get us a 20 like that. Not again. Heck, a second pity roll at all is a bit eeeeh.Perhaps we could just make it so 1s are critical successes and 20s are critical failures.
>>24120916Those two are not used to fighting in the dark with just the light from Beacon being the brightest light source yet. They both miss.
Rolled 17>>24120624The dice hate namefags.
>>24120916"Feel free to surrender at any time, you two. You're quite outnumbered."Just a spear strike on the one we are fighting. A tail attack would get in the way.A normal spear strike, since they seem to not be so armored, just meaty.
>>24120916>(I went with the ten and added 1, I'm not THAT kind of a GM. -Brofists Citadel-)Fair enough. Doesn't make the OOC posts any less funny, though.Assuming that holy strike is a good distraction, go for a regular attack, not a pierce.
>>24120963Beacon stab and a tail swipe at our vamp
>>24120963Linking:>>24120971Regular Beacon attack.
>>24120916>Holy StrikeRider Kick. Jesus H. fucking Christ rider kick. Fffff-
>>24120963ya, I agree, beacon strike.
>>24120966>>24120971>>24120985Standard attack with Beacon1d20 +2(FYI, if the +2 isn't present I will add it on my own.)
Rolled 10 + 2>>24121011
Rolled 17 + 2>>24121011
Rolled 6>>24121011Let the rolls be done by anon!
Rolled 7 + 2>>24121011
>>24121019meh!Any chance of us getting a dialogue in there? I suggested this one.>>24120966
>>24121044They seem rather implacable and uncommunicative.
>>24121065I dunno, that one seems a lot less implacable after being burned by lea's smite evil.She has a freaking smite evil.I want a smite evil.
>>24121103Who says we don't have one, if we can connect with Beacon?
>>24121111>who says we don't?/tg/dice.
I wonder who they are taking orders from. They were talking about 'failing' just before we ambushed them.
>>24121135Wondering the same thing. If possible, I'd like to take one of them down with non-lethal damage. Perhaps we could threaten to bless them to death; they certainly don't seem to relish His Light.
>>24121135We'll cut them open and count the rings to find out.
Rolled 4, 15, 1, 7, 9, 11, 17, 4 = 68>>24121019You swpie and you just barely miss slashing at the vamp, but something does happen with Beacon. The light seems to now be a bit brighter that it was before. Not dramatically, but noticable.(That's one off of a hit. I'll give you one point to the Light.)"You're outnumbered." You say. "Surrender and you can walk away from this.""Again, we must decline." The Sister says. "Shadow Sisters never fail, are never defeated, and never die. That is the Truth, and Truth is Beauty."Mage shoots another fireball.The other Shadow Sister Vampire continues to try and kill Ted.Peri goes out a slashing at the one you and Lea are fighting with Alchemically Enhanced blades that will hurt vampires. (Wolfsbane coating)Lea attempts to kick the Vampire's chest hard enough to break a bone. (Lowers AC if connects)Ted works all night and chops all day at the vampire.Same with Tricia.Your vampire tries to swipe at you.
>>24121179damnit ted, why you gotta get clawed up. You're not an adventurer. You're not wearing armor.Back off.
>>24121179Ted's getting beaten up. Peri's being stupid.
>>24121179perhaps prayer will harm them, seeing as how they reacted to our medallion."May the Light guide us against this Darkness, for it cannot be allowed to prevail."
>>24121179Curious what that eighth roll was for.
Rolled 14, 6, 10, 5, 3, 9, 10, 17 = 74>>24121179Ted is not having a good day. That one got him square in the shoulder. There's a lot of blood dripping down his nice wooly shirt. He swings blindly but misses.Mage is once more having trouble aiming...maybe you should get him glasses one day.Peri didn't see a rock and stumbled to the ground faceplanting herself. "were okay!" They mumble.Tricia connects nicely with her sickle right into the Sister's shoulder. She yanks it out with a clean pull and a triumphant HA!You vamp tries to swpie at you, but you're faster than a regular human as well and easily dodge.Your turn
peri does double attacks I believe
>>24121254(Peri got two attacks)
>>24121261beacon and tail. this fight is going to slowly as we need to start hitting
>>24121261Keep slashing at our current target with beacon.
>>24121261Call for ted to get back, move to assist tricia in ted's place.(p/m)eri will take over for you helping lea.
>>24121261attack with Beacon, and call Ted to stay back.also cant hurt to pray, as here >>24121230
Rolled 18>>24121261Spear to the chest. Hard enough to pop the bitch's heart out through her spine.
>>24121261Regular Beacon attack again, and shift our position a bit so that we can help block the other one next round.
Ted needs some tender loving care...
>>24121294why must you have good rolls when rolls are not being accepted
>>24121261>Peri didn't see a rock and stumbled to the ground faceplanting herself. "were okay!" They mumble.Well that's embarrassing.As well good part of the story to tell if we live!-Attack with Bacon.
>>24121261That's three for regular Beacon attacks, and three (counting me, I'll back that too) for having Ted back off a bit.
Press the medallion to nearest vampire."May His Light shine brightly before the Creatures of Darkness."
>>24121323His Light is currently busy. Please try at another time.
>>24121314>Attack with Bacon.Beacon is not amused by your hammy distractions.
>>24121338I was talking about the boar!
>>24121322"Ted! Back off!" You yell as you change foes. "Peri, get up and help Lea. Tricia, watch out!" You shout as the vamp is not angry at the girl who hurt her. "And Mage is it TOO much to ask you to HIT something!?"Ted staggers back, moaning apologies to the Great Ones at his failure."Working on it!" He snaps backYou lunge with Beacon.1d20+2
>>24121338Stop with the puns, man, you're lookin' mad salty right about now.
>>24121358That'll do it!
>>24121353>And Mage is it TOO much to ask you to HIT something!?Ouch, harsh, Ssen! We need to apologize for that one, later. That said, we might want to get Mage training his aim, after he's done looking into the long-distance communication spell.
>>24121356Don't be such a boar, man; a taur of puns could be fun.
>>24121353>You shout as the vamp is not angry at the girl who hurt her.now angry?
>>24121377Ssen is trying to make people not notice how she herself hasn't hit anything.
>>24121377It's the heat of combat. People always say what's on their mind in middle of it. Tends not to be nice, ever.
Rolled 8, 19, 7, 7, 9 = 50>>24121358Bam, right in the side and you pull out clean as well, you see a lot of black blood drip out from that wound as the Vamp howls in pain.Becaon's glow is now considerably brighter. There's enough light in here to make it look like the city of Bronze Peak.The vampires are wincing a little and trying to not look at your spearhead.Mage takes a breath and tries once more to set P/M and Lea's vamp on fire.The vampire you stabbed has forgotten all about Tricia and lunges at you, arms aimed at your neck. "Stop it!" She shrieks. "Nothing is beautiful in all that light! Nothing!"Peri gets back up and steadies herself.Lea aims another rib-cracker kick to her Vampire.Ted takes a moment to get out and drink a potion he had in his pack.Tricia keeps doing what she does best.The other Vampire tries to claw Lea.
>>24121431Hitting something is a good way to do that.>>24121358
>>24121446Agreed. Hence why I said later.
>>24121448Of course everyone rolls like shit except for the vamp attacking us.
that vamp has had really good luck. hit every time
>>24121477yeah.Hopefully we can do an IMPALER on her after she starts strangling us. She'll be close enough for it. It will be our most brutal kill yet.
>>24121458What I'm saying about that is, if he needs Ssen to apologize for that, he needs to grow more of spin. Shit gets said and there's simply a quite understanding not to take things too personally afterwords. That's all.>>24121477That's the way of the world works.
>>24121501Actually, I'm thinking we up-stab into her arms.
>>24121448Crap, the vampire has her hands around your throat and it trying to snap your neck...it's a weird reversal.Everyone else misses.Now, it's 1d20 +2 to break free, but I've seen your replies and I know you want to do this, probably...let me know if it's different1d20 +1 to try and jam your Medallion into one of her wounds that show open skin. (Remember she still has her beauty mask on, yours and Tricia's hits are the only exposed skin she has.
>>24121516Of course if you have another idea, i'm open.
>>24121516At this point, Beacon seems as effective as the medallion. I'd say let's stab with Beacon at close range, either into her arms or her wounds.
>>24121516Voting to break free. No silly tricks when got a vamp around our neck.Unless we can stab the bitch.
>>24121515that's what I mean. If she is strangling us, and we stab upwards, it will do a classic vlad-the-impaler style vertical impalement.It is a classic vampire killer, and is extremely brutal.
Rolled 9 + 1>>24121516JAM DAT MEDALLION!
Rolled 6 + 1>>24121516This spear of mine glows with an awesome power! Its burning light is telling me to defeat you! Shining Medallion!
>>24121531The medallion will be easier at close range. Beacon's a polearm.
>>24121516stab with Beacon
>>24121556(unless i am misinformed, which is possible. Probable, even)
>>24121544>>24121540>>24121531A close stab with Beacon it is, but it's 1d20 +1 only because, you know, you're being choked to death.
Rolled 4 + 1>>24121574
Rolled 18 + 1>>24121574HERE GOES
>>24121573no you are correct, its a Ranseur, a polearm.
Rolled 8 + 1>>24121578>Rolled 16>!^|O <- head!
Rolled 13 + 1>>24121556It can still be used at close range. It is just a matter of changing where you grip the pole
>>24121637or, alternatively, jamming ENOUGH of the pole into the enemy.
>>24121644No, if you've got a grip too far down the pole from the head, you don't have the right angle or leverage for a close-quarters stab.
>>24121659now now, we don't know if being impaled kills vampires.It could just be extremely painful. And hopefully we're strong enough to physically lift her off of us.
>>24121686Very few things live with a spear going in their chin and out the top of their head.Not impossible, mind you, but I'm not really expecting these vampires to pull a Phineas Gage.
Rolled 2, 3, 15, 20, 5, 17 = 62>>24121578"This...is...my...trick!" You gasp and shove Beacon into the vampire's stomach. She screams and lets go of you as she pushes herself off of the spear. Beacon is glowing like crazy, it's as bright as high noon on a cloudless day in the cave. Also, you notice that there's light coming off of Tricia and Peri/Mari's medallions, Mage's wristband, and Lea's shoulder where Gregory stitched in a Caligo Clarus star. The spear's honestly humming in your hand a little.Mage frowns and fires a spell at the ceiling. "Wait for it!" He shouts.The masked vampire tries to just attack you.Peri does a double slash on the bare-faced one.Lea goes for a straight punch to the face.Ted downs another bottle from his pack.Tricia goes for mask-vamp again.Un-masked vamp tries to choke Lea.
>>24121705>Lea goes for a straight punch to the face.>20This is going to be good.>Beacon is glowing like crazy, it's as bright as high noon on a cloudless day in the cave. Also, you notice that there's light coming off of Tricia and Peri/Mari's medallions, Mage's wristband, and Lea's shoulder where Gregory stitched in a Caligo Clarus star. The spear's honestly humming in your hand a little.This seems like a good time to ask:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24080955/#p24085300> Beacon +2 (+2 To all combos & every hit on you or from you causes Beacon's Light to shine brighter, 5 points brighter you can use Beacon's Flare)So, is that whole-party effect Beacon's Flare, or is that something else we can activate?
>>24121705Hot damn beacon, you look pretty shiny.We're going to have a talk later about how you, apparently, feast on the blood of evil doers.I am not sure how I feel about that.
>>24121757I say; feels good man.
>>24121757schluuurp.Sorry, you were saying? I'm busy glowing over here. And over there.
>>24121753probably a good time to employ it, else Lea is going to get choked if her strike does not stagger or kill the vampire.
Rolled 20, 17, 14, 2, 5, 18 = 76>>24121705Peri's first slash misses but the second connects.Now the mask-less vampire WOULD have had her hands around Lea's neck, BUT seeing as that Lea just broke the bloodsucker's nose, cracked their jaw, and ruined about 400 gold worth of cosmetic surgery with one single smite of a punch, the vampire is a little stunned. Make that a LOT stunned. Ow.Your go. You can use Beacon's Flare in two ways.1) Slam Beacon's end on the ground tip pointing up and bathe the area with His Light.2) Point it at a Target and let Beacon shine upon them.
>>24121802If we do that, does that make the light fade that's currently helping everyone else? And what effect is that currently having on everyone else?
>>24121802WE NEED SPEAR LASERS UP IN THIS BITCHNUMBAH 2 ON THE STUNNED BITCH
>>24121802>Point it at a Target and let Beacon shine upon them.Seems better
>>24121823Kinda what I'm wondering or does Ssen not know?
>>24121802I am a bit partial to the AoE sunburst, myself.Unless by "point it at a target and let beacon shine upon them" you mean "stab a vampire and then do the sunburst technique internally for a brutal affront", I'm going to go with the AoE.
>>24121802do 1), should hurt both vampires.
>>24121802>1) Slam Beacon's end on the ground tip pointing up and bathe the area with His Light.Tiiiime to end this.
>>24121802FIRE THR CANNONS.
We're only fighting 2 enemies, I don't think AoE is the right thing to do here
>>24121838>>24121840>>24121843That's three for the area-effect Light.
>>24121802#2 on one of em, time for lazers.
Rolled 9 + 1>>24121802"Be redeemed within His Light!" Slam the end on the ground and fry the bastards
>>24121885Stop rolling when it hasnt been called for.
Rolled 17 + 1>>24121891Sorry I'm lazy and don't always delete it. It isn't like echo can get mad considering how often (he?) forgets hahaha.
>>24121965I'm lazy is no good excuse. Just stop posting if you're so lazy.
>>24121965But it is annoying to other players so I'll ask a bit more kindly than he. Please, keep your dice off unless called for.
>>24121838>>24121840>>24121843Three for the slam, okay.This is not apparently the offensive move. This is a move that helps the party. Now, when Father did it, he was a protector, and a caretaker. He cared for Tallow and his people and the Order.You are not. You are many many things, but you cannot deny that you are a Lamia. You are a predator a killer...but you also are a leader, and a true predator leader ensures that her pack is victorious.Beacon opens up the room to His Light, and your companions, your friends, your lover, your family all succeed. How could they not, with you showing them the way?Mage's spell works like a charm, his rock to mud at one spot causes a stalactite to fall and slam into the masked vamp's head. Tricia then does a stab into the vamp's chest, twists her blade hard, and rips it out, taking the blackened lump that was her heart with it.Lea kicks the other vampire in the chest dead on center that you can hear at least three ribs crack, and as she staggers back, Peri effortlessly does a blade twirl that severs her legs from her body, then Mari come up and fires a crossbow shot perfectly into both of her wrists that pins her to the wall.Ted howls and covers his eyes at the amount of light that fills the room. But it doesn't seem to be bothering you five/six in the slightest.Slowly it dims and Beacon's glow returns to normal. Everyone's symbols also stop glowing, and you feel...well for a moment you didn't feel like you were just a lamia, or a lamia trying to be a person, or even just Ssen. You were...a part of something greater, something that was at everyone's side showing them or helping them...and that felt wonderful...but now it's gone and you're back to being Ssen, and for once you are truly content with that.(The Vamps were on their last HP each. It wont be as epic every time.)Ted pushes himself against the wall of the cave. <What ARE you?!> He asks.
>>24122021"A Paladin with a holy magic spear that was inherited from my adoptive father. Other then that I'm honestly not too sure myself."
>>24122021<A Paladin of the Light>
>>24122021"A Light that shines in the Darkness."
>>24122021"...Are your eyes okay?"
>>24122021"I'm the goddamn Batman."
>>24122021"The light in the darkness, to show you the way"
>>24122061Oh, nice. This instead. "Usually not that literally, though."
>>24122071add this to the end of whatever we declare.Then check if everyone else is okay.Then check to see if either of the vampires are alive.Then deal with the boar we just woke up.
>>24122021That explains why you deferred resolving everyone else's actions until we chose what to do. I take it that that move will cause everyone's current action to succeed (just succeed, or crit?) regardless of roll?> Tricia then does a stab into the vamp's chest, twists her blade hard, and rips it out, taking the blackened lump that was her heart with it.More ingredients for Mage.
>>24122021Still curious what effect the general glow on everyone else had, when Beacon hit 5. Would be good to know in the future, in case we'd rather have a sustained buff as a third option.
>>24122087Nononono. The boar has to sleep right through this whole fight. You can't wake this boar if your life depended on it.
>>24122117honestly, I prefer the sustained charge. S'badass. We should discharge only if we gotta.
>>24122190Depends on what we're trying to do. A sustained buff could be useful, depending on its effect, but a guaranteed success on a party's worth of actions is potentially battle-ending, as it was here. Especially if they're trying to do something unusual other than combat.All three choices seem handy to have available. A mechanics discussion can wait until it won't distract from the flow we've got going, though.
>>24122218I meant thematically badass, not mechanically.
>>24122061"A Light that shines in the Darkness." You say. "...are your eyes okay?"Ted just nods, mouth still agape. The sleeping boar next to him lets out a little grunting noise and turns over in his sleep."That was...something." Mage says. "I feel tingly." He looks at his fingers. "Course that isn't an odd feeling." He smiles kindly at you. "Thanks for helping me hit something for once." He punches you softly in the shoulder. "Big sis to the rescue.""Holy..." Peri shakes her head."Yeah, just Holy." Mari says. "I think we need to sit down. Yeah."Lea has dropped to her knees and is going through a full blessing to His Light. Thanking him for allowing her to be his instrument. There are tears of happiness in her eyes.Tricia runs up and kisses you for a long long time."I love you." She whispers to you. "I love you I love you I love you...you don't know...you don't know how much it means to know that you truly do too." She kisses you again. You nod as you kiss her back. That feeling when you were with Tricia, helping her core that bitch...that was something special. It was just a moment as you were distracted by everyone else, but...yeah...that was special."No...no more...all ruined...all ugly...so bright, so horribly bright." The vampire pinned to the wall whimpers. "This can't be the Truth...this is the wrong Truth. Truth is Beauty...and I'm supposed to be Beautiful...so why? Why do I only see age?"Her beautiful face and elegant arms are now withered and dried. She's an old hag now, and you've seen people who were still pretty even when they were ancient. She is not. Lea is prettier than this thing on the wall. She tries to not even look at you. "No...go away...you're not supposed to be like this." She whimpers. "Let me go back to the darkness where it's pretty...please."
>>24122227Ah, I see. In that case, I've gotta disagree; thematically, being the momentary embodiment of the Light and guiding the entire party simultaneously beats a glow anytime.Speaking of which, Echo, nice thematic choice to send vampires after us in the first battle after we have the new Beacon. You asked in the Q&A thread what kinds of things make people so happy with this quest. That's the kind of subtle awesomeness in writing I meant when I said your writing was a big part of it.
>>24122248"Who sent you, and for what purpose?"
>>24122248"Tell us who sent you and why, and I'll give you a quick trip to wherever you're bound for."(We don't have to say that we'll do that anyway.)
>>24122248Stroke her face."True beauty is found in your actions, not your skin. If you think that you can be truly beautiful just by changing the way you look, then you have not found the Truth. Sex appeal and beauty are two different things."
>>24122248>The sleeping boar next to him lets out a little grunting noise and turns over in his sleepThis is the greatest boar ever. We cannot kill it.Keep it simple >>24122282 go with this.
>>24122248"Ah, you're alive. I was afraid we had gone overboard, that's always a terrible shame. Would you mind terribly answering some questions now? I'd love to let you go, but you had blood on your mouths, which means you might be a danger to others."
>>24122248"The darkness only hides what it true. If you wish for what is the truth, I will take your confession."
>>24122301...Little weird there Anon.
>>24122248The darkness merely conceals, it lies. truth is revealed in the Light. It can be ugly yes, and harsh at times. But to truly See you must walk in the Light and see everything for what it is. And in that you kind find true examples of beauty. Within his Light even the ugliest creature can be noble. Can be beautiful
>>24122303If we don't kill it, some cougar is. I mean, seriously, SUCH a sound sleeper!
>>24122301>>24122329If this is to be used at all it should be shortened to "True beauty lies beneath the skin." Tad too creepy otherwise
Guys, this is our ammo against Sandover. The guy is obviously dabbling in necromancy if he sent vampires after us.
>>24122355We can take with us! It be like mascot or pet!
>>24122370yeah. We're not killing this captive. We don't do that.We might apologize, though, since we DID stab them up and kill their sister. They really should have surrendered.
>>24122370Exactly why we want to find out who sent them. And we even have a witness who isn't part of our party, albeit one whom the rest of the town considers a bit crazy.>>24122374>>24122391It's somewhat lacking in the leg department at the moment.>>24122021>Peri effortlessly does a blade twirl that severs her legs from her body, then Mari come up and fires a crossbow shot perfectly into both of her wrists that pins her to the wall.
>>24122248The most beautiful person I know is the oldest creature I've yet seen. It's never too late to open your eyes or be forgiven.Go in peace, darkling, to whatever end you seek.>mercy kill
>>24122391why would we apoligize? She truly is something of the Darkness. She embraced it and turned to blood to keep her youth and beauty. At most she deserves a formal execution once she has confessed.
>>24122413>The most beautiful person I know is the oldest creature I've yet seen. It's never too late to open your eyes or be forgiven.Tricia might take some offense at that one.>>24122413>mercy killNot until we get some information.
>>24122401Hey, they're still alive even though their legs are off. If they can deal with that AND still beg to be left alive, I say we leave them alive.Though, we should totally interrogate and maybe use it against sandover.Also, gosh darn, this advances our plans somewhat. I wanted some leisurely booklearning.
>>24122401>We can take with us! It be like mascot or pet!>Is talking about the boarMake sure you follow the chain of post there.
>>24122343You walk up to the creature and grab its wounded jaw and force it to look at you."The Darkness merely conceals, it lies. Truth is revealed in His Light. It can be ugly yes, and harsh at times. But to truly See you must walk in the Light and see everything for what it is. And in that you kind find true examples of beauty. Within his Light even the ugliest creature can be noble, can be beautiful, and that is Truth."She shakes her head. "No...no...he can't be wrong.""Who sent you, and for what purpose?""Follow anyone who talks to Tallow." She whimpers. "Then if they are alone, show them our beauty, and see if they wish to be of it." She nods. "Then we have a goat or two, come back, and Master lets us rest within the Love that is given to us. Soon he'll command it, once he takes up the Mask." She looks at you dreamily. "He knows the heart."
>>24122422>Also, gosh darn, this advances our plans somewhat. I wanted some leisurely booklearning.It takes a little while to go from "vampires haven't returned yet" to "they must be dead", especially if you have a high opinion of their abilities and the masks. We probably have a day, and Sandover will catch on when we get back to town alive.>>24122431Just linked to the wrong post there, sorry.
>>24122444>"Follow anyone who talks to Tallow." She whimpers. "Then if they are alone, show them our beauty, and see if they wish to be of it." She nods. "Then we have a goat or two, come back, and Master lets us rest within the Love that is given to us. Soon he'll command it, once he takes up the Mask." She looks at you dreamily. "He knows the heart."OK, the Mask is obvious (Sandover joining the Dramatae). The Heart is probably Citadel, but:"The Heart? And who is 'he'?"
>>24122444>once he takes up the MaskSandover."What is the name of your Master."
>>24122466I, uhThink she's just talking about the human heart there.
>>24122466First, say the prayer to bind the eyes and ears of darkness.
>>24122444>"Follow anyone who talks to Tallow."That's not good. I'm hoping they just followed us, and nobody did anything to Tallow. Otherwise, we should invite the woman at the Healing Center desk along to see a smiting.>>24122475Could be; that'd fit with her comment about Love and her "dreamy" expression.In any case, this is more direct:>>24122467
>>24122444"Goats, eh? Never any people? Just... goats?"This is an important thing to ask. If these vampire hookers are only eating goats, they aren't really all that bad. Just mindbrainwashed. Though, rehabilitation might fail, since our light-based techniques seem to damage them.
>>24122492Nah, let's just not ask about the heart after all. We don't need more about Citadel.
>>24122444Who is the master?finish up with this:Will you confess poor woman, and walk in His Light to find true beauty?
>>24122444Oh, one more important question, if we want to pin this on Sandover: "What were your names, before you became what you are now?"Perhaps these are two of Sandover's "employees", and perhaps they have family that wonder where they've gone.
i wonder how many vampires Sandover has under his control.
>>24122444"He is a deceiver, a being of darkness to keep you from the light. Giving you lies and scraps to keep you as a tool for his machinations. But the light is not without mercy, and not without forgiveness. If you ask for it."
>>24122499"Goats, eh? Never any people? Just... goats?""Not supposed to get people, unless they say it's okay." She says. "Bloodless people cause questions and people put things together.""What is the name of your Master? He is a deceiver, a being of darkness to keep you from the light. Giving you lies and scraps to keep you as a tool for his machinations. But the light is not without mercy, and not without forgiveness. If you ask for it.""Jeremy. Jeremy, please...tell us...tell us how we can always be loved and pretty." She moans. "Jeremy, I don't want to die. I don't want to die! Please, help me Jeremy.""What were your names, before you became what you are now?"She shakes her head. "Sister, sister dear...tell me that there's nothing to fear...sister, sister dear, the three of us are perfection clear...sister, sister dear..tell me that there's nothing to fear..." She slumps down unconscious."Poor creature." Lea says. "Poor girl."
>>24122603Yeah, I think booklearning is going to have to wait. We got to take the vamps back to the Occuli Mansion and get Balles to raid the fuck out of Sandover's place.
>>24122603OK, if she's that willing to say what she just said about "Jeremy": is there any way we can keep her alive, or is she a goner at this point? If we can drag her back to town and get her to repeat that, that's some rather more impressive evidence to make an even stronger case than just having a Paladin and entourage and Crazy Ted say it.But if there's no way to save her at this point, then say a quick prayer for the souls of her and her sister, and move on towards the Bear Shrine.
Poor girl indeed. Bind her wounds. I think our trip to the shrine is cancelled for now.Also theres a third somewhere.
>>24122603Ok, staunch the bloodloss and save her if we can, we can bring her with us to the Bear Shrine and back to Bronze Peak once we finish therekeep an eye out for her third sister, 2 guards posted and rotated through the night.
>>24122603"I'm sure the oculi will find this interesting. Maybe we can even help fix this, a little. Deliver justice to "jeremy", at least, and get the cups on whatever condition these two were afflicted with."
>>24122668Oh, shit, I almost missed that. There might be a third sister about.
>>24122710of course there is. and she won't surrender either.
>porcelain masks>vampires>cult like devotionSo, I'm just putting this out there...
>>24122679"I'm sure the Occuli will find this interesting. Maybe we can even help fix this, a little. Deliver justice to "Jeremy", at least, and get the Cups on whatever condition these two were afflicted with.""Well, Vampirism could possibly be cured...but I doubt that two chopped off legs have such an easy cure." Mari says. "We'll have to fix her up and bundle her up as well, or wait until nightfall."<You can't be serious!> "I mean you can't be serious. She's undead! An abomination! There's only one..." Ted shrinks at the glares from the Dawnchasers and goes back to sitting next to the sleeping big. "This is why we need to find a proper Master, King Ceasar. People who serve Beautiful Ones go crazy." He says to the pig."Hold on...three sisters." You say. You shake her a little. "Hey, where's your third sister?"The others draw weapons and wait for an attack."Sister One and Sister Two, were supposed to follow you, Sister Three is supposed to look, and find Jeremy his Dragon Book." She says. "Big red cover, with words of cold, and etching of a dragon in iron cold. That's the book that's in Shrine above. Bring it back to be filled with love. Sister One and Sister Two, the snake and her friends are ugly true, kill them all and with glee, but be sure to keep them from Sister Three." She babbles.
>>24122768Looks like we're not headed to town after all; to the Bear Shrine, double-time. I don't suppose Mage's haste spell works on people?
>>24122768"We must hurry to the Bear Shrine, we must get there before Sister Three."
>>24122768KILL HER NOW!Then race for the shrine! We dot have long now. That book is linked to the dragons.
>>24122768Well, it's a good thing we got a haste spell, now do we?To the shrine!
>>24122803Nigga do you even paladin.
>>24122768>"Sister One and Sister Two, were supposed to follow you, Sister Three is supposed to look, and find Jeremy his Dragon Book." She says. "Big red cover, with words of cold, and etching of a dragon in iron cold. That's the book that's in Shrine above. Bring it back to be filled with love. Sister One and Sister Two, the snake and her friends are ugly true, kill them all and with glee, but be sure to keep them from Sister Three." She babbles.That's more than a little creepy, especially with her so sleepy. Let's get going to the shrine, and we'll catch up with sister thine. But what shall we do with sister two? She'll die like this, but we've running to do.
>>24122768"Look Ted, she's a vital part of pinning all this on the one responsible. In addition to that, she's a prisoner in our care, and a possible ward to be healed under us, light willing. There's plenty of reason to take her along. Less weight, even, without the legs. We'll be able to catch up to sister 3 while she's tangling with the librarians.And they're still more my friends than my followers. I guess you and that pig are in cahoots? Mind leading us on the fastest route to the shrine?"
>>24122792adding to this, bundle the injured vampire up, and stick her on the Snake Train.>>24122803NO, she is the only solid proof we have of Sandover's Darkness, we will not waste that.
we don't kil the defenceless. We take her with us.
>>24122803what is with the "stab the bitch! Kill the bastards! KILL HER NOW!" I'm hearing in this thread.Is there a new guy, or a group of new guys?
>>24122817>>24122820Both of these.
>>24122792"Double time to the Bear Shrine, we must get there before Sister Three.""What about her?" Tricia asks."She isn't going anywhere." Peri says. "Mage, that haste spell, will it work on humans?" You ask."No...but..." He looks at the ropes, tent tarps, and King Ceasar. "I have a very stupid idea."
>>24122820cahoots is such a fun word.
>>24122845"So nothing new for this group? Lets do it."
>>24122845par for the course for us... do it.
>>24122845>"No...but..." He looks at the ropes, tent tarps, and King Ceasar. "I have a very stupid idea.""Perfect, we thrive on stupid ideas."
>>24122845"This is going to be fun, isnt it."
>>24122768>Three sisters>Ugly, obsessed with beauty>Are undead>Speak in rhymesOh jesus.
>>24122845>"She isn't going anywhere." Peri says."Nobody could survive that!"No leaving her behind to mysteriously disappear. Bundle her up and tie her on.
if we leave her here I have a feeling she will disapear.
>I dunno, it's a real stupid idea...>DO IT! I'LL TAKE A MILLION OF THEM!The best way to convince ssen of something is to tell her it is a bad idea.
>>24122893we should really take her with us.>>24122845"Oh yes she is, peri. Even if I have to take her on the lamia express myself. Though, hopefully mage's plan will help alleviate that."
>>24122845"Mage, by this point, everything we do is a stupid idea."
>>24122897>The best way to convince ssen of something is to tell her it is a bad idea.Well, we're not a Lawful Stupid paladin, so all that stupid needs some outlet. And Mage's ideas generally seem to work out rather well, actually.
>>24122862"Perfect, we thrive on stupid ideas." "Okay, wrap up the vampire, and get me some rope, those tent stakes, that tent, and Ted, tell me you and that boar are close personal friends." Mage says. "What are you people DOING?""With us? Par for course." You say as you start to pull the items Mage needs. "Please don't hurt King Ceasar." Ted says. "He's been a part of this mountain as much as I have.""Then why did you lead us here to him?""I wasn't leading you to him, he's got like countless bastard sons all over these peaks." Ted shrugs. "He's a Dragon of Boars...how can I not admire that shred of nobility?"There's a pause."Ssen, I think Lea's now officially the most normal person we hang around with." Mari says.
>>24122946"What do you expect from a guy called Crazy Ted?""Honestly, Ted, you need to find better hobbies."
>>24122946Look meaningfully at Lea. "His Light save us, we're so doomed."
>>24122946http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d1mFfFxiVwLETS DO THIS
>>24122946"Well, ted, I'm not entirely sure of the plan yet, but I THINK we're going to go for a ride. And don't worry, caesar shouldn't be hurt. Probably. Our horses weren't, same thing."
>>24122984Could be worse. We could always just bring the Shrine to us by knocking down half the mountain.
For when we set off: "OK, let's go, full boar!"
>>24123010But the Shrine might take some damage ... and the people around it ...
>>24123027Continuing with Ssen's history of poorly timed terrible, terrible puns.
>>24123027"And I thought this trip was going to be a total boar."
>>24122961You look at Lea with a meaningful smile. "His Light save us, we're doomed."Lea laughs. "I've never regretted a moment...save that one bit in Citadel...but that doesn't count." She says as she ties off the rest of the ropes."But anyway, what do you expect from a guy called Crazy Ted? Honestly, Ted, you need to find better hobbies.""I have my hobby, taxidermy.""Try looking into checkers," Mage says. "Now wake up King Ceasar...and everyone hold on very tightly to the canvas.""Wait, what's going on?" He asks."Well, Ted, I'm not entirely sure of the plan yet, but I THINK we're going to go for a ride. And don't worry, King Caesar shouldn't be hurt. Probably. Our horses weren't, same thing.""I hope. I should have the flesh mass ratio issue dealt with." Mage says."What?!" Ted asks. "Wait, I need to think about this for a bi-""OK, let's go, full boar!" You shout.The last thing Ted hears. (Well, before the screaming) is Mage banging his staff against the ground."I think I'm going to hate you people. Forever." He mutters.
>>24123102Hold on tightly, and curl our tail behind the others to make sure they have something to fall back against if they lose their grip.
>>24123130oh, good plan. We're the safety rail.
>>24123130Roll 1d20 Oh please, oh please, oh please...
Rolled 15>>24123136I really hope I didn't prompt you to make us roll for something you wouldn't have before.
>>24123145we're rolling for how severely ted hates us forever.
>>24123142Clearly I cannot roll for Non-combat encounters.
Rolled 18>>24123142If we're really lucky, this is a roll for whether someone loses their grip and hits the safety rail, not whether the safety rail works.
>>24123171Sorry, I keep failing to notice the dice still in the email field. Not intentional.
>>24123142The Occuli guards at the Bear Shrine aren't quite sure at what they're seeing.A boar about as big as a horse, but slowly shrinking, is charging towards them. He's harnessed to what looks like a canvas sled. There's an elf-ish woman, a mummy with a twitching torso tied to her back, and a man with a stupid looking fur hat hanging onto the shreds of the sled.Hanging onto the legs of the man in the hat is a lamia, clinging to the lamia for dear life, is a girl with a large floppy hat, and hanging onto the lamia's tail as they all get dragged through the snow is what looks like a spellcaster with a staff chained to his arm.The boar skids to a stop about ten yards away from them. Shakes off the bridle like it was nothing, and goes to munch on a lichen clump as it slowly shrinks down to a size that's bigger than normal for any boar.The pile of people and monsters just groan as they lie in the snow."Never...again..." Mage mumbles.<I will see that you are all made to scrub the kennels and eat the scraps of scraps for this!> Ted says. <My soon-to-be master will...will not stand for...this...undigifi-ulpp.>He vomits onto the snow away from you all."What." The utterly confused Occuli guard asks."Par for course." Peri says with a grin before burying her face in the snow.
>>24123236"Paladin Ssen patrick. We're here toLook at books!"
>>24123236you have outdone yourself Echo"Paladin Ssen here, to visit the Bear Shrine's library."and pull out our paperwork.
>>24123259This, and then puke.
>>24123259"Oh and there's a vampire looking to steal one ..."Should we say this I'm not sure.
>>24123259More seriously we were attacked by vampires on the trip here. The one who survived the encounter said there was a third who was seeking to steal a book. We need to talk to the head of sercurity and the one who will recognize it by its description.
>>24123264This, and>>24123277Something like this. "Be on the lookout for a vampire out to steal a book. We encountered two others on our way here. We were really hoping our trip here would be more of a boar, but that never seems to be our fate, King Caesar over there notwithstanding."
>>24123285>We need to talk to the head of sercurity and the one who will recognize it by its description.Good thinking.
>>24123259"Paladin Ssen Patrick. We're here to.." You wave the permission form at him "Look at books!"You hold up a finger and turn to vomit a bit. You turn back and wipe your mouth, maybe showing a tad more fang than usual. "To be more serious, we were attacked by vampires on the trip here. The one who survived the encounter, that's the thing in that twitching bag." You point."Anyway, she said there was a third who was seeking to steal a book. We need to talk to the head of sercurity and the one who will recognize it by its description.""Uhhh." He looks at the pile of you, at the paper, and then back at you. He surrenders to the easiest followed protocol and stands aside as he salutes the Paladin.
>>24122768>Big red cover, with words of cold, and etching of a dragon in iron cold.Words of gold?
>>24123343"OK, everyone, if you have any more of your breakfast you don't plan to hang onto, please leave it *outside* the shrine."Then head in and quickly find someone who can identify the book in question, a Head Librarian or similar.
>>24123352 Yeah, those were supposed to be 'words of gold'
>>24123343"Well, we'll begin our investigation then. Can you point me towards the head guard, or whomever is locally in charge?"
>>24123374Does cold iron actually exist in this world, to the best of our current knowledge, or was that just the sister being poetic?
>>24123383oh, add to the end of this"And ted, if you don't hate us forever right now, we'll be getting to actually perusing the library as soon as the crisis is over. The offer is still open."
>>24123438Definitely this; it'd be amusing to see him pull a sudden 180.
>>24123343Ask the guard if he remembers anyone else showing up here in the last 20 mins. And be ready to pull weapons out and attack.
do the scent thing, thats how we picked up the other vampires.
>>24123473>>24123487sure, we can see if we can find a scent while we look for the headguard. though, we just threw up. It probably won't work so good.
>>24123391 Now THAT would be telling. >>24123367"OK, everyone, if you have any more of your breakfast you don't plan to hang onto, please leave it *outside* the shrine."The others all gather themselves up. Crazy Ted mutters curses at you as he checks on King Caesar. "Well, we'll begin our investigation then. Can you point me towards the head guard, or whomever is locally in charge?""Lower floor." He says. The other one points.To say that the Bear Shrine is just a shrine is a misnomer. It's an actual temple. Stone buildings, lots of bear carvings, and a large empty room that must have been a prayer hall. There's a large stone slab at the front of the room, more bears carved into it. Apparently a statue was here long ago, you still see half of a paw and indentations of where it stood. It's a very beautiful place, if you like that solemn quiet beauty of by gone ages. Proof that history makes ruin of us all and such. Maybe that's why Citadel keeps it around, to show people that this is what will happen to their great and 'eternal' civilization if Citadel's Blessing was to stop. Ash, rust, and ruin with only the guesses of what could have been and only the silence of snow to answer.The library entrance is in a room that's behind the prayer hall. It's a small little hut with a cellar door. It's a setup that reminds you of River Crossing's root cellars, honestly.Only River's Crossing didn't have the doors wide open and a groaning Amber Occuli holding a bloody rag to his neck, trying to pull himself out from below.
>>24123515Take a moment to survey the shrine, until you notice the wounded oculi."Man down! Threat in the library! Two two, come with me, I need you to stabilize your friend and watch the door."Make to run for the library. We're kicking in some doors. Except not. It's already open.
Well, good news is that we aren't too far behind her. Bad news is she is bloodied. Down those stairs. Lea is quicker so she can help him out and do some quick first aid so he doesn't bleed out. She should also for the gaurds at the entrance to come tend their fellow so she can join us.
>>24123515>Only River's Crossing didn't have the doors wide open and a groaning Amber Occuli holding a bloody rag to his neck, trying to pull himself out from below.How in the world did she slip past the guard outside?In any case, run up to the injured Occuli. Pull him up, see if he needs immediate attention to survive, have someone with healing supplies tend to him. "Is she still here?"
>>24123545er...>two twoI meant YOU two.
>>24123515Part of me wants to rush down there because vampire. But we should help the guy out. Then again, I don't we have the time ... yell for a guard to check on him and keep pushing forward. Book is important and as is stopping the vampire.
>>24123547Yeah, good call on having the guards take over.
>>24123559WE rush down there.The guards tend to the fallen guard.
>>24123570I think that's what I said ...
>>24123576and I didn't say you didn't.
>>24123570Yeah, but not so quickly that we don't make sure 1) he actually survives and 2) he tells us if she's still down there and what the situation is.
>>24123581It's just odd statement to make at that post ... to me at least.
>>24123545"Man down! Threat in the library! You two, come with me, I need you to stabilize your friend and watch the door." You shout at the pair. They nods and snap into action. "Ted, you still interested in the library deal?""Umm, whatever you say Beautiful One...it doesn't involve any more of your 'special' plans, does it?""No promises." Mari says."Fine."The Amber grabs your wrist and shakes his head. "Vampire's not alone. She's got my entire squad enthralled...but she has someone else with her. A man. He's got this weird mask on. He's...I don't know what he did...but he's the reason why my men bowed before that fanged bitch." He sighed. "Good luck. Wha?" He looks at what you are. "Blood loss...go, try to keep them alive. Please." He closes his eyes. He's not dead, just out cold from blood drain."We never go to nice places any more." Tricia says.
>>24123592Not good. Grab our medallion, pray to keep our minds clear.
>>24123592Sandover is with her? Things are escalatiing. What we need is some Light in this darkness.
>>24123592And we're fighting against an army's worth of innocents. We need to take them down nonlethally when they're in our way, and focus on getting to Sister Three and whoever the masked man is (Sandover *can't* be so stupid as to come himself, can he?).
>>24123592"Hey now, just because it's being attacked by vampires is no reason to speak ill of the bear shrine. It's probably majestic. "Now we're fighting SEVEN dudes. Shit. Why is it that all the times I really, really want to take people alive, they outnumber us?
We need to smash that mask is my guess. Might be a puppet.
Hopefully we can do some beacon strikes and awaken them from the darkness that grips them
>>24123592 I know it's a cliffhanger, and on a monday eve which makes it crueler, but I have to call it a night, my vision's blurring. As always, there will be no thread monday. I have a dentist appointment on tuesday morning, so the next thread will begin 12-2pm Tuesday, PST 4-9-13. Please archive. I look forward you seeing you guys, and the lovely /tg/ dice, next time. May His Light be with you all.
>>24123652Later echo. Thanks for the thread as always.
night echo, see you teusday!
>>24123652Actually, this seems like a pretty good spot. Thanks for the great session!
>>24123652Night Echo, will see you on the 9th, was starting to get a bit bleary eyed here too.
>>24123652>>24123674Darn, I won't be able to join at thread-start next time. Oh well, I'll catch the tail end of the encounter. Darn.Thanks for running, echo, even if your new schedule means it's not constant, every day all day like I would enjoy.
Ey guys, Imma make a thread over on tgchan for this tomorrow morning, then. I'm too tired for discussion tonight, but by tomorrow I hope you guys will be raring to join me in anticipating whatever will happen next.
>>24123704I can't either for the first few hours, sadly.For whoever's around to contribute to the early parts of the battle: we really want to avoid killing the enthralled Occuli, though knocking them out or incapacitating them seems fine. Bonus if we can do so using Beacon; I wonder if hitting someone with the flat of the blade still makes it glow? (I wonder if Beacon will get upset about being used against corrupted innocents?)This seems like the kind of battle where we rush straight for the boss, and when we're done with the boss everyone else drops like their strings were cut.Remember what we learned about spell reversal: I wonder if Jeremy Sandover is his True Name?
>>24123756>is jeremy sandover his true name?It had damn well better be, or we're going to look the fool later on.Also, I guess the schedule is now weekends+tuesday recurring? We generally switch it up every week, but I guess some stability will be nice.
>>24123781I figure our schedule is "whenever Echo has spare time and feels like running." Works for me.