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 (NEW for Season 2!): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5si7w3uS9tUhttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Lamia%20Quest1d4 chan page w/battle stats: http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Lamia_Daughter_Quest
Ryan holds up one finger. "We did it swiftly, and we needed ONE corpse. Plus the guy was a prick who like to shoot at nesting birds.""We think." Jessi says."There's only 5 of them left." Robin says. "They're in the prayer hall with the head jerk.""We thought that we'd save them for you and the Occuli." Ryan says."Not that we aren't game for a little fun." Jessi says. "I mean even the one we killed wasn't that bloody. We're up for a little fun."
>>24503721"I'm not going to press our collective luck by making a comment right now so I'll say thank you for keeping it to one."Now shall we all continue with are stealthy ways and finish this little or no blood?"
>>24503721At this point, we've taken out all but 6 of a force of 25 or so with only a single one dead. I think we ought to try for the prayer hall ourselves, and get Mage to re-cast the stealth spell. We can handle 6, whether stealthily or if it turns into a full battle. But honestly, I want to see if we can handle the entire Shrine with pure stealth.
>>24503721"Gotcha beat, didn't kill any of 'em. Lets go finish this then."
>>24503758Oh yes, everyone needs that stealth spell on them.
>>24503747yeah, only one death is pretty good if he got all the archers and roofmen. Heck, we probably have a higher casualty rate, what with bolt-based anasthesia and untested neurotoxin.
>>24503769We've been using that bolt-based anesthesia for a well now. It's fine. But we'll need to check on the ones we took down.
>>24503788no, see, bolt-based anasthesia has a different method of casualty rate. Accidental vitals shots.
>>24503721Can we check the two semi-moral characters to make sure they're alright (here's hoping we can restart their heart in time)?
>>24503802>>24503813my thoughts exactly. what?
>>24503802If you're talking about the two we JUST left behind ... they're fine.
>>24503762I am content with this one. Simple enough, and we're in combat.
>>24503802Uh, bro. We only paralyzed one. Lea did her sleeper combo on the girl. Besides, we tested the poison on Granny Anyway, lets stealth up and roll out.
Rolled 1>>24503762"Gotcha beat, didn't kill any of 'em. Lets go finish this then.""Oh you had what four, five? They had nearly everyone up top on arrow duty!""Seven to be exact." Mari says. You clear your throat to stop the fighting before it starts. "Now, shall we all continue with are stealthy ways and finish this little or no blood?""Fine by me." Robin says."Alright, hold still.""Oh, you used magic too? So cheap." Ryan mutters."Shut it." Robin says. "Needle the competition after the game is over, or before. Not during."Mage starts his spell.
>>24503862>you now have technicolor rainbow scaleseither that or shimmering dragon silver.
>>24503862And there's are luck ...
>>24503878oh well, we outnumber them at this point.
>>24503862Well, looks like the ol' dice gods are here to crush our hopes and dreams.Better lube up boys.
>>24503862I really hope it just works as an ANTI stealth spell, and we glow in the dark with all the colors of the rainbow.
>>24503862Oh Mage. He does just fine when it's just us. Is he shy infront of the Elves? Does he have trouble performing under pressure?
>>24503890One is supposed to be skilled swordsman with some mooks. But this is more funny because Robin and his crew is here.We need comment."Hey, Lea, you were right. We should never talk about our luck. Ever.
>>24503902That's it, isn't it? Every time strangers have to see him perform magic, his staff just goes limp.
>>24503901There's an Australian myth about a serpent with rainbow scales who brought rain.Just saying.
>>24503914>>24503902Be very careful about saying this out loud. if you give the meri/peri collective this idea, they will never stop coming up with jokes.
>>24503926No Peri and Mari /are/ the ones saying this right now.
Rolled 2, 1, 5, 4, 5, 4, 2 = 23>>24503862Mage's staff goes from blue ro an angry looking red."Oh dear." Mage says. "Everyone du-"CRACK! POW!!And everyone is knocked on their ass (or just to the ground in your case) as Mage's wand misfires and lets out a concussive blast that is loud enough and echos throughout the entire Peaks so that even Ted, Grace, and her children look up from their work to wonder 'what the hell was that?'"Hey, Lea, you were right. We should never talk about our luck. Ever." You say.You get up, ears ringing, and you see Mage pointing at Ryan and shouting something. You can't hear anything. Neither can the others.Which is a problem, because not all of the others see the remaining six Glass Assassins charging at you, weapons drawn.You do though.
Rolled 6initiative?anyway I think they'll get the hint if we go charge the buggers with Beacon drawn.
>>24503958Paralytic claw time. Charge at the assassins, and hope the rest notice us doing so.
>>24503958Nothing clever. Nothing smart. shake lea, and robin, even, if we have the time, and point them towards the six. Then charge. Use quickquick.
>>24503958>that even Ted, Grace, and her children look up from their work to wonder 'what the hell was that?'Haha!>>24503958>d6sHmm ...
>>24503979I don't think we have to roll initiative any more.
alright then, lets try for a tail sweep then. we need to give our allies a chance to recover.
Rolled 2, 9, 8, 10, 4, 4, 7, 7, 10, 7 = 68>>24503958Tricia, Mage, and Jessi are unaware of combat. All of you are deaf.There's the leader of the Glass Assassins with a sword, a magic user, a cleric, an archer, and two fighters, one with an axe, one with a pair of daggers.Roll for initiative.
>>24504030aww, I was hoping we didn't have to any more.
Rolled 2=>>24504030Remember to GEEK THE MAGE.
>>24504030Geek the mage.
>>24504047Remember that Robbie claimed the others would surrender if we took out the leader. So let's do that, fast. Paralytic.
>>24504061I agree, paralyzing claws, quick-quick
>>24504061Yep. We need to drop him fast. We know he doesn't have his little buff also. So mini boss level then?
>>24504030can we do 2x claw and a tail action? or is that beyond us because the claws are too "new" and we need more experience with them?if not geek the leader first.
>>24504068>>24504061Well, I had wanted to claw-quick. I don't care who. Go for it.
You know I just had a thought. What happens if the harpies have been watching us work this whole time? Well minus what happen /in/ the library. But everything else.
Rolled 4, 15, 7, 14, 13 = 53>>24504036Ryan lets loose with his blade and chain towards the mage. He practices the time honored strategy of 'geek the mage.'Axe man goes for Robin.Lea deals with dagger guy.Robin faces off with his punch daggers against the Axe guy.
>>24504153then they are VERY observant. because we sneak.
>>24504153Given that they respect daring feats over those of strength, they'll probably love this story.
>>24504168Lea and Ryan miss, and the Axe man gets Robin in the side, but Robin nails the bastard twice.Your turn. Due to the misfire, you cannot give orders to the others.
>>24504195The leader. Us. we DUEL!Only this time first blood means we win, on account of toxin.
>>24504200with claws, if I didn't specify.
>>24504195>>24504061>>24504068>>24504076>>24504082Paralytic claws, quick-quick. Let's see some dodging and back-attacking action.
>>24504195Leader, claws?How does that Dodge work? Do we declare it now? Or what it didn't seem very clear to me at the time.
>>24504212yes. Do a quick quick. However the hell those work.
>>24504195leader with everything we have, double claws.
>>24504233http://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Lamia_Daughter_Quest#Battle_Reference> Lamia Dodge: choose in response to being attacked. No effect on miss. Hit gives chance to dodge by rolling higher. Beat by 5+: you are now directly behind them and get a +2 (Or +1/+1 if it's a combo) to your attack.> Lamia Dodge works automatically if not using Beacon and Clang. So, we get two attacks with claws, and two more if we dodge, which we do automatically.
Rolled 3>>24504212Okay, so Beacon stays on your back, your claws drip with the black, and You're trying to get to the leader to use the claws.The warriors are busy with their targets, but the Archer tries to stop you.Roll 1d20 +2 to get by him
Rolled 16 + 2>>24504270fuck your bow
Rolled 11 + 2>>24504270
>>24504275>>24504276Yay for timely dice-syntax screwups. Go anon!
>>24504287No problem, friend.I wonder if we get a free attack at the archer?
>>24504276Okay, you're past the Archer, and now are at the leader. 2d20 +2 to claw at the guy (Note: Since it isn't a surprise attack, the Black will act little different in combat.)
Rolled 19, 8 = 27>>24504310
Rolled 17, 14 = 31>>24504310Fair enough. Eat toxins.
Rolled 6, 2 = 8>>24504310
>>24504270>>24504276MOVE YOUR ASS, GOTTAGO QUICKQUICKTHERE ARE NO BRAKES ON THE LAMIATRAIN
Rolled 2, 7 = 9>>24504317Wish I didn't roll ...Ah well.
>>24504330Stupid dice stay off when I delete you.
Rolled 9>>24504312One claw skitters across the fancy armor, but your other claw jabs into a sweet spot at his armpit and pulls away with a lot of blood.The leader's chance to resist the poison (one dose)
>>24504312>19NO BRAKES>8Well, can't win them all.
>literally dodge arrow>punch hand right into enemy leadergo Ssen! you're not scary at all! No sir!
>>24504346I wonder if this is 16+ like breaking free of constriction, or something lower? Either way, I bet 9 is low enough.
>>24504346>one doseStupid question: if we connect with two claws' worth of poison, is that two doses (fatal)? If so, can we pointedly avoid the second attack if we connect with the first, at least when we care about being non-lethal?
>>24504346Congratulations, his arms are starting to go numb.The cleric points his mace at the leader, and the chief seems to have control back over his arms again, also the wound seems less serious.The dagger guy attacks Lea.The archer shoots and arrow at you.The chief swings at you.The mage they have shoots a fireball at you.Mari shoots a crossbow bolt at the cleric.The other three people who were unaware of combat is now aware of combat.Roll 3d20 for Lamia dodges
>>24504346GO TOOO SLEEEPSSSSHHHHH... SH-SH-SH...
Rolled 19, 8, 3 = 30>>24504405
Rolled 4, 8, 1 = 13>>24504405
Rolled 5, 17, 2 = 24>>24504405go fast, snaketrain.
Rolled 19, 19, 14, 11, 7 = 70>>24504405
>>24504410With the successful dodge, go for claw attacks.
>>24504418ooh, bad round. at least we dodged one arrow.
Rolled 12, 16 = 28>>24504431Goddamnit
>>24504423we didn't succeed that dodge by 5+, I don't think.
>>24504418>19, 19, 14
>>24504405>Congratulations, his arms are starting to go numb.>The cleric points his mace at the leader, and the chief seems to have control back over his arms again, also the wound seems less serious.OK, new plan: tail-disarm the cleric's mace away.
>>24504441> Lamia Dodge works automatically if not using Beacon and Clang.
>>24504443this is a STEALTH MISSION, snake!
>>24504418Wow. Also, question:>Lamia Dodge works automatically if not using Beacon and Clang. If this isn't true then that needs to be fixed. Considering I've been looking at where Echo posted about Lamia Dodge I don't even see anything that suggest that.>>24504462We still rolled for dodges. We really need echo to clear this up.
Rolled 9, 2, 14, 9, 12 = 46>>24504423You dodged the arrow, and the mage missed, but the chief got you in a light attack to the side.The dagger guy got a nasty stab in at Lea, she's obviously crying out in pain, but you can't hear it.Ryan changes his target to the cleric.The axe guy keeps fighting Robin.Lea tries to take on the dagger guy.Robin keeps fighting the axe guy.
>>24504472>>24504462see, how it works is we get automatic dodges when people attack when we are unarmed.when armed, we have to sacrifice our own attack to dodge and MAYBE get double attack.
>>24504446better chance if we just go for him with the claws I think, I dont think we are permitted tail actions if we are double claw and quickquick dodging >>24504462by works I think he means we use it automatically in addition to the claws, instead of choosing to use that instead of an attack.
>>24504484But that's not even clear in his post about it.
>>24504477Lea delivers a solid punch to the bastard that had stabbed her earlier.Your turn
>>24504507RIP AND TEAR WITH THE BLACK!Also maintain quickquick, if that's something we need to do.
>>24504507Double claw attack to the cleric.
>>24504507Attack the cleric with paralytic claws, or tail-disarm the healing mace. Either one makes sense.
>>24504507Keep going for the leader.Hope someone goes for the cleric.
>>24504528>>24504526>>24504516go for the leader. robin is on the cleric. One turn of distraction is all we need.
Rolled 15, 8 + 2 = 25>>24504556
Rolled 18, 12 = 30>>24504556
Rolled 20, 5 + 2 = 27>>24504562whoops.
>>24504572because if we don't get injured, we don't get 2-3 days of vacation.
Rolled 17>>24504560You miss with one claw, but the second actually rips open a chunk of his armor. These things are stronger than you thought they were.Chief is rolling to resist poison (One dose)
Rolled 18, 18, 4, 17, 7, 4, 5, 2, 12 = 87>>24504595Which he resists.The cleric is attacking Tricia.The dagger man goes for Lea again.The archer shoots at you again.The chief swings at you once more.The mage shoots another fireball at you.Mari shoots a crossbow bolt at the mageTricia responds in combat with the clericMage shoots a fireball at the archer.Jessi fires the signal flare into the sky.Roll 2d20 for lamia dodge
Rolled 18, 9 = 27>>24504659
>>24504595Looks like the Chief made it.Does that cure the effects he already has, or does it just prevent worsening? Also, does that remove the (1 dose), or will he still have to roll for a few turns? Just wondering how this poison works.
Rolled 14, 13 = 27>>24504659ah, we're going to dodge something I hope.
Rolled 18>>24504659>>24504659>The archer shoots at you again.>The chief swings at you once more.>The mage shoots another fireball at you.Shouldn't it be 3d20 for lamia dodge?
Rolled 15, 17, 13, 8, 10, 1 = 64>>24504664The mage misses horribly, and you dodge both the arrow and the sword slash. They whistle by you harmlessly.Lea gets another blade to her side. She's bleeding pretty badly.Ryan continues to attack the cleric, this time he can use both ends of his chain now that they've broken ranks.The axe guy keeps working on Robin.Lea is still in the fight though, and tries for a disarm strike to make the bastard lose one of his daggers.Robin is also punching at the axe man.
>>24504709>Robin loses an arm
>>24504709Lea misses, and one of Robin's punch daggers breaks. Ryan however, tails the cleric twice with his chain, drawing away blood and bruises.Your turn.
>>24504709>Ryan fucks up the cleric>Axe guy misses>Lea rolled a 10 so...maybe its a success?>Robin fucks up hard
>>24504727one more claw attack? should we try a wrap?
>>24504727Claw or wrap leader.
>>24504727Double-claw the leader.
>>24504765>>24504757>>24504743Claws are out2d20 +2
Rolled 17, 1 = 18>>24504772
Rolled 11, 6 + 2 = 19>>24504772
Rolled 3, 8 = 11>>24504772go claws!
Rolled 9, 20 = 29>>24504772snikt
>>24504776We broke a claw. Cute.
>>24504776Welp, we just lost our claws
>>24504776oh, ow. we need a manicure.
>>24504803Umm ... how bad is it if we don't? Wait no how many do we have again? One left?
>>24504803No, we'll live.
>>24504808You'll lose a claw and yes, this is your last one
>>24504820...do they grow back?
>>24504803>>24504820We're rerolling, then.
>>24504820claws grow back, yeah?
>>24504820if they grow back then no reroll, can we use Beacon + 1 claw?
>>24504840Better off just using Beacon and Clang than trying that.
>>24504826Yes, but it'll take about a week.
>>24504820Also, it occurs to me to point out that rolling 2d20 or 4d20 per action, we have a rather decent chance of rolling both 1s and 20s; if we'd lose a claw every time we roll a one, they're a rather major glass cannon, which doesn't seem very consistent with how strong they are and how they can cut through metal.
>>24504853Then no, let's not reroll. We'll live.
>>24504854they grow back. we're not naturally supposed to claw through armor more than once or twice a month. makes fantasy sense.No reroll. I want to complain that "I chipped a nail!" after battle.
>>24504845eh, light charges on first and paralytic on the second, we have yet to take a hit.>>24504853no reroll then>>24504854bad hit with even an incredibly tough weapon can still break it, and we dont exactly have much experience using them yet.
>>24504854They're sharp but brittle, like glass.
>>24504853Then no reroll. Also, we've got healing magic available, so it'd be a waste of a reroll anyway. If we don't finally drop this guy, it's Beacon's turn
>>24504889we should try a wrap.
>>24504901Hopefully this poisonstabbing will stick, since the Cleric is finally taking some hits.
Rolled 14, 5 = 19You nail the guy with your right hand, but your left...well now you see why lamias don't often go into open combat with people in heavy armor. Why they use surprise and ambush. How they don't go into combat with their claws all the damn time, cause the fuckers break and it hurts like a BITCH!Leader is rolling for poison resist. (Two doses)
>>24504929well, to be fair, this was supposed to be an ambush.
Rolled 1, 7, 2, 17, 9, 8, 10, 10, 20, 6, 12, 4 = 106>>24504929His limbs are now heavily numb again.The cleric attacks Tricia again.The dagger guy continues to attack Lea.The archer shoots at you.The chief swings at you.The mage blasts you.Peri does a double slash at the dagger bastard.Tricia counters the cleric.Mage shoots at the archer.Jessi goes for the mage with her kamas.Roll 3d20 for dodge
Rolled 12, 3, 3 = 18>>24504981
Rolled 9, 10, 7 = 26>>24504929>Two dosesI take it that this is "the Black will act little different in combat" that you mentioned, as opposed to him being in danger of having his heart stop?>>24504981
>>24504989no, he's probably in danger of heart stop. we may have gone overboard.
>>24505002it might be since he's aware of us, the venom is less effective?The other guys we paralyzed didn't get rolls.Captcha: Quetzacoatl heatsval>Ssen: Acquire wings
>>24504989I would assume a head to head hit with the black from the claws is a smaller dose, ie need a couple hits to incapacitate someone, while a dose from ambush is a much larger full size dose.
>>24505024That's what I was suspecting, yeah.
>>24505002Even in that case, at least we TRIED to go non-lethal. It's more than we can ever expect from them, and more than they have any right to expect from us.
>>24505039yeah. but we don't get the double-perfect achievement.
>>24505045Remember. this is Mages fault for talking about his luck. That's all we have to tell ourselves.
Rolled 9, 5, 10, 4, 3 = 31>>24504986The chief and the mage miss, but the archer finally gets one in.The cleric tries to get a hit in with his mace, but her trips on a rock, skids, and Trica swings with her sickle, and rips a good chunk of the cleric's throat out. He falls to the ground.Ryan then turns his attention back to the Mage with both ends of his chain.The axe guy keeps trying to kill Robin.Lea keeps fighting the dagger guy.Robin uses his single dagger on the axe guy.
>>24505108Everyone misses.Your turn
>>24505114wrap the leader. he's numbed, it should be easy. can we hear yet? we can offer terms of surrender if we can hear.
>>24505114Pull out Beacon and Clang.Go for a double-strike on the leader.
>>24505114Is drawing beacon a full round action?
>>24505114Bite the leaders face offThen after, when everyone looks at us weird, we just say he broke our nail
>>24505127If we can do both.
>>24505114>>24505126Agreed, wrap the now-partially-paralyzed leader and use that to call for an end to the battle.
>>24505126>>24505138>>24505156Roll 1d20 +1 to constrict.
Rolled 18 + 1>>24505168
>>24505172this is gonna be a drawn out one.
Rolled 8, 8, 12, 14, 6, 12, 13, 9, 8, 8, 1 = 99>>24505172You try to launch your tail around the guy, but he's too agile. They picked the guy well.The dagger warrior goes for Tricia.The archer keeps shooting at you.The chief swings at you.The mage shoots a fireball at Ryan.Peri does a double slash at the dagger guy.Trica slashes at the dagger guy.Mage shoot a lightning bolt at the archer.Jessi does a double kama attack at the magic user.Roll 2d20 for dodge
Rolled 1, 20 = 21>>24505232snaketrain!
Rolled 10, 10 = 20>>24505232Still not clear on how dodge is working.
Rolled 18, 7 = 25>>24505232Yes. Caught up just in time.
>>24505244>>24505245>1, 20>10, 10CITADELLLLLLLLLLLLLL
>>24505244I think that's a successful +5 quickquick on the chief, clearing us for a melee attack. Right?
>>24505232>>24505244All these fucking ones.
>>24505257Alas, I was not fast enough.
>>24505244so we both trip over our own tail, and somehow end up behind the leader in perfect attack position while dodging him completely?
Rolled 9, 12, 7, 7, 10 = 45>>24505232You fumble your dodge against the archer because you almost step into a blow that wouldn't have hit you anyway, but you recorrect yourself and manage to dodge the chief's slash.One of Peri's swipes manages to connect, but other than that everyone's gone wide, and Jessi's lost one of her kama. What the hell do they MAKE these guy's armor out of?!Ryan keeps trying to kill the mage.The axe guy keeps fighting Robin.Lea goes for the dagger guy.Robin goes for the axe guy.
>>24505309Everyone misses.Your urn
>>24505318*turn, o it's late.
*sigh* Beacon. Tail Swipe.
>>24505318Hi-Speed Beacon stab? Or are we still going non-lethal on these chumps?
>>24505318>>24505323Another wrap attempt on the leader. Let's end this.
>>24505309"Hey, did you guys happen to want to surrender? I mean, you're outnumbered and all that. "assuming we can hear yet.
>>24505330>>24505332>>24505360You snap your arms back and whip beacon out and swing it wide. Honestly, HOW do the others deal with such stiff spines and limbs?Roll 1d20 +2
Rolled 5 + 2>>24505393
Rolled 7 + 2>>24505393
Rolled 2 + 2>>24505395>>24505397This'll be a long one...>>24505393
>>24505395>>24505397Motherfuck. And no Echo, we're not going to waste a Re-Roll on this nonsense.
if we're real, REAL tired of this, we could start secreting clear and just... grab the leader's face.
jeesh the dice have it in for us today
>>24505453no, they loved us when we were doing a stealth mission.SNAKE. best at stealth.
Rolled 9, 12, 20, 2, 1, 3, 11, 3, 16, 13 = 90>>24505395You miss.The dagger guy goes for Tricia.The archer shoots at you.The chief swings at you.The mage shoots at Jessi.Peri does a double slash at the dagger guy.Tricia counters at the daggers.Mage shoots at the archer.Jessi uses her remaining kama at the mageYou can roll 1d20 to dodge the chief.
Rolled 18>>24505466fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck
Rolled 11>>24505466>20oh, jeez. even with clang, we aint dodging that one.
>>24505473don't we have exactly a +2 bonus on that?
>>24505481> http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24422089/#p24430599Oh, and say they roll a Crit 20. You get a roll, if can hit 17+ it goes down to just a regular hit. If you crit, then they miss.
>>24505486Can't remember. Numbers are for mammals.
>>24505473Wasn't 18 the number to beat to dodge nat 20s?
>>24505466Your dodge is good enough to keep what would have been a blow that would have cleaved off something, to just hurting like hell.Mage and Jessi manage to connect, but Peri breaks one of her blades.Then, something strange happens. All of the warriors, except the leader, drop their weapons and raise their hands.The chief shouts out something, and in the middle of his lips moving."-ARDS! We're the greatest force known to Citadel!" The chief says. "We can take them!"You're surrounded by the Red Occuli. They have crossbows pointed at the Glass Assassins.Also, there are harpies perched on the wall all around you. They're also armed with stone daggers and very very sharp looking talons."I will not fall to you Paladin Serpent!" The chief says.It's obvious that this guy is going to fight to the end. You can humor him and keep fighting...or you can give the order to fire.The other members have wisely decided to surrender.
>>24505537> It's obvious that this guy is going to fight to the end. You can humor him and keep fighting...or you can give the order to fire.Presumably he's saying that with his arms hanging limp.Wrap him.
>>24505537Wrap him then bite with paralytic.
>>24505537"Hold. This won't take but a moment."
wrap him. maybe our dice will actually let us too.
>>24505537This is the point where we should challenge him. Harpies are watching, and we need to show our bravery.
>>24505576"Hold. This won't take but a moment."Roll 1d20 +1 to wrap.
>>24505537"Man, have you been doing that cool swordsman banter? I'm mostly deaf, after that bang, but I'd feel sorely robbed if I missed out on swordsman banter. Either way, come now, let's get you restful and ready to be processed by the law."
>>24505537Or we could just convince his allies to stand down, then figure out what makes the leader tick,
>>24505595>Then, something strange happens. All of the warriors, except the leader, drop their weapons and raise their hands.They already have.
>>24505593Probably should reroll for this.
christ, i need to get a 4chan pass, or pretype captcha's if I ever want to be first to roll.
>>24505593 The dice have been bigger bitches than usual, so I'm going to give you this one. Also it's late and I want to wrap this up so we can go to sleep. You move like lightning and wrap yourself around the chief. He struggles but your around him far too tight. He's at your mercy. Just a little more of the black in his claw wounds, or a slight bite, would be enough for a proper full does to render him totally paralyzed.
>>24505606Normally I wouldn't suggest spending a reroll on this, since he's already surrounded by Occuli, but if we can spend one to just take Archivist's 20 and impress the hell out of the watching harpies, that'd be worth it.Sadly, rerolls don't normally work that way.
>>24505631Paralyze him with our remaining claw.
>>24505633>>24505631good enough! and can we just sort of choke him out, or could he still struggle lose?he's been PRETTY poisoned already. I'm unsure about more.
>>24505631It's finish don't bite him or give him anymore poison.
>>24505631might as well paralyze him, use our claws since we have an audience
>>24505662>>24505681Show some more class than that. We got him wrapped up he anit going anywhere. Just hand him over to the Occuli.
>>24505631The dice where rather funny this thread, first all those sucesses with sneaking about, then the complete failures for Mage casting and our claws.paralyze him, just to be safe.
>>24505776Yeah, I have absolutely no complaints about the dice in the last two threads. Those stealth successes were awesome.
>>24505662>>24505678>>24505681You jab your claw at the man's neck and you feel him go limp. He slumps to the ground and you uncoil around him. He falls to the ground.The Red Occuli move in to bind the arms of the other Glass Assassins, and give the wounded among you treatment.Paul flaps down to you. "Her majesty has asked me to speak to you all because I can speak human tongue better than others."She is here to first speak to you about her people staying among you, aiding you, and living in a new safe place." Paul says. "But she has changed her mind. She has seen skill and cleverness of a new kind that she is enthralled and impressed. She will be happy to talk terms, as long as the one that has impressed her remains. They...fascinate her." He nods.The harpy that's slightly larger than the others flaps down from the wall. Judging by the ornate necklace around her neck, she must be the queen. She takes a few steps forward, and then bows......to Robin.Robin looks at you. "This probably isn't good, is it?"
>>24505853"For me? No not really ... "
>>24505853This is the perfect time to have an end-of-the-episode scooby doo laugh.
>>24505871I dunno man, this is pretty good for us.
>>24505853They were watching Robin... and completely missed us hah!
>>24505853"For me? No. For you? Yes."
>>24505853"Congratulations, you are our diplomatic contact for the Harpies."
>>24505853>this probably isn't good, is it?"Are you kidding? your name is ROBIN! do you know how wise I'll be cracking? Oh man you are not prepared!"
>>24505893Well, of course. This proves that we were sneakier than he was.>>24505900This.
>>24505905>>24505893"I guess this proves we were sneakier, eh robin?"
>>24505896"For me? Not sure. For you? Yes. Congratulations, you are our diplomatic contact for the Harpies." You say."I think he's less of a contact," Mage says, looking at how the Harpy Queen is looking at Robin and poking his shoulder with a feathered arm. "And more of a bargaining chip.""I can handle this." Robin says, gently pushing the feathers away. "I can handle this.""Are you kidding? Your name is ROBIN! do you know how wise I'll be cracking? Oh man you are not prepared!""I...have no revolutionary slogan for this kind of scenario." Ryan says."This is creepy...and kinda hot." Jessi says grinning."They will never find your bodies." Robin glares at his partners. He sighs and looks at you. "What do I...do, or say to her?"
>>24505947Where is the food? Did someone bring it to the shrine, or is it sitting back at the town?
>>24505956It's back at the town.
>>24505947"Excuse me a moment, I need to go somewhere peaceful and die laughing."
>>24505947"I assume you stick around while we're conducting the deals. And maybe after. "as long as the one remains" is sort of vague. Otherwise, try to make friends, I'm sure you're just birds of a feather. We'll start talking about trades and such immediately after arranging for the occuli to carry away the prisoners. they've got important information and all that."
Also, explain that he should invite the Harpies to dinner (possibly explaining that it's being provided for a fair price as a joke).
>>24505947>>24505958"Well, Robin, I'd suggest you go along with whatever it is they want. They respect feats of bravery, cunning, and feats of daring. Impress her. And invite her and her people to dine with us; tell her we have food back at Bronze Peak, including octopus. We'd have brought it if not for the haste to get here and reclaim the shrine."
>>24506018"We'll even sell it to you for a fair price." Wink after seeing his expression.
>>24506018> I'd suggest you go along with whatever it is they want ...How about we ask them what they want first before agreeing to it ...
>>24506056I meant of him personally, not of the general diplomatic situation.
>>24506018Pretty sure the plan was to meet here so they aren't overwhelmed by all the humans around them. Neutral ground and all that.
>>24506071Yeah again he might want to find that out ...
>>24505947"Well, you could try being charming. I'll send for someone to fetch the trade carts, jeremy or quentin too, and we'll discuss a nice big after battle meal and some accounting.
>>24506075That was the plan, yes, but we don't have the food here.>>24506093That works.
>>24506093oh, isen too.we need isen too. for legalities.
>>24506107and the Princess would probably want to come meet the harpies also.
>>24506118We better make sure she's still not in Ledger Beserker mode before that time.
>>24506118Yeah, she will be working with them.
"I assume you stick around while we're conducting the deals. And maybe after, "as long as the one remains" is sort of vague. Otherwise, try to make friends, I'm sure you're just birds of a feather. We'll start talking about trades and such immediately, after arranging for the Occuli to carry away the prisoners. They've got important information and all that." You grin. "You should invite her back home for dinner.""Funny.""No seriously." Mage says. "We have food specially for them. It's part of negotiations."Robin just smiles at the Queen. "Please tell her Majesty that I cordially invite her to dinner, so that we may further talk about negotiations."Paul translates. The Harpy Queen says something and Paul looks at Robin. "Her Majesty is happy to accept your invitation to having a meal at your residency, and happily accepts your role as her consort to this dinner, as all dinners must be taken in at least pairs, for safety and security, and fairness." Paul says. "You are her consort, and deserving of much respect. She will let you chew the first bite. A great honor."Robin smiles at the Harpy Queen. "It would be my honor."The Harpy Queen puts one of her feathers in Robin's hair. Then she flaps up and goes up to the Bear shrine's roof to 'hold court' according to Paul."Is this all of them?" Peri asks."Yes, this is all of us who were able to make the trip, and are free of whispers within our head." Paul says."There's what thirty of you?""Twenty eight." Paul says."Huh." Mari says.Robin looks at you. "Please, tell me that I have options here.""Well, you could try being charming. I'll send for someone to fetch the trade carts, Jeremy and Quentin too. Then we'll discuss it after a nice big meal and some accounting. Now, excuse me a moment," You say. "I need to go somewhere peaceful and die laughing." You slither off to get your wounds and clawless hand, bandaged by the Occuli medics."I should charge you more for this!" Robin snaps.
>>24506142 And with that we come to a close. It's a little up in the air if I'll be able to run a thread tomorrow. If I do it'll be Sunday, May 28th, 5-7pm PST or not at all. The next thread for certain will be 4-6pm PST on Tuesday, May 30th.
>>24506142"You wouldn't dare!"
>>24506162 good night echo, and please run again tomorrow. I so look forward to lamiaweekends. Wonderful thread, as usual.
>>24506162Thanks for the thread Echo. Catch you whenever.
>>24506162Thanks for the thread once again Echo, the Robin twist at the end completely blindsided me, still chuckling about it and him being the Harpy Queen's consort for dinner.
>>24506185I love robin being the consort, but I feel as though we SHOULD have brought isen along. It seems like the spot he was fated for. Oh well, robin was equally fated for it, name and all.
>>24506162Thank you for the excellent pair of threads today. I enjoyed that sneaking mission more than any dozen combats.
>>24506197sneaking mission was fun. The dice just sort of agreed with it. the dice really slowed down the game come actual fight time though.
>>24506202I'd really like to get some additional details about Lamia Dodge and how it works. As well as how the paralytic works in combat.
>>24506221Well, however it works I don't think we were doing it right. Mostly because it started coming into play at like 1 AM.
>>24506221I've been trying a few things about it actually. Seeing how it'll work best, because I don't want you to have to give up your attack for it. So I may limit it to, if you have B&C, you can dodge one attack from one source, or if it's a solo enemy, then every other attack. If you go with primal weapons, then you can try and dodge every attack. That sound like a fair rule?
>>24506246fair enough. It's completely cool if it changes as we get better at using it in-universe. It's an interesting mechanic.
>>24506246As for the paralytic. 4 doses = 1 'full' dose which equals total paralysis. Target rolls to try and shake off the dose. He does or gets healed, dosage goes down. They get negative modifiers for every dose, unless they take a full turn to shake it off automatically. Four does, they are out cold, two full doses and they die.Sound good?
>>24506268fair gametically, a bit counter-intuitive roleplay wise, but whatever. There's plenty of excuses for why it doesn't work as well in combat. More adrenaline, or they bleed out some of the poison, or you didn't get them well enough, etc.
I'm too tired to continue discussions. I hope desperately to see you tomorrow, echo.
>>24506268I am making up these rules on the fly. Feel free to call me out on stuff if it seems OP or unbalanced, or I just fuck up. Which will happen. I want this to be fun, /tg/ dice be damned.But ugh, this is really melting the brain. Next quest, I am using NO original stuff. Stealing a system, and it's going to be nothing but crossovers and references.But I swear I'm going to finish this puppy strong. I have an end game in mind. A clear path to the end game, and a fully proper final boss.
>>24506196> Consort> Already has Tara and Mumeiright
>>24506292marvelous, I love it. Though, an epilogue quest chain, at some point? I'd love it. Or maybe another character within the universe, but we can cut back to Ssen's retirement occasionally. I dunno, I'm wandering.
>>24506292oh, and I like the on-the-fly rule gronking a lot. It has charm, and I'd suggest keeping it for your next quest. or using these mechanics.
>>24506306>>24506317I guess I samefag too much. I should condense posts.
>>24506246Seems pretty reasonable to me.I'd like to understand what exactly we're rolling against, and under what circumstances we successfully dodge behind and attack. That was the bit that didn't seem clear in battle.I'll take care of writing it up on the battle reference afterward.>>24506268Given that we get two claw attacks per round, the 4-dose thing seems somewhat reasonable, though that does make it much less powerful at ending a battle compared to a wrap and crush. At a minimum I'd wonder if it really takes 4 for a random mook, or just for a boss/mini-boss.As for the shaking off, I think it makes sense to let them force their way through the initial paralytic effects (negative modifiers), or to explicitly heal if they have anti-venoms or magical healing available, but I don't think it makes sense for the dosage to go down. Given that we can very nearly take them out of the battle with not much more than 4 hits, or crush them to death with less, I don't think they should be able to just shrug off doses of one of the strongest poisons in the world.So I'd suggest that they get negative modifiers with the initial doses, have no way to resist full paralysis once they hit four (or perhaps 2-3 for weaker enemies), and bosses have some ability to shrug off the negative modifiers but not the eventual paralysis.
>>24506335(Also keeping in mind that we still have to actually *hit* to dose them, which this battle proved the potential difficulty of.)
>>24506335>I'd like to understand what exactly we're rolling against, and under what circumstances we successfully dodge behind and attack. That was the bit that didn't seem clear in battle.Right, okay. Attacker rolls a 15, a hit, you roll a 17. You dodge it.Attacker rolls a 9, you roll a 4. He misses anyway.Attacker rolls a 9, you roll a 16. THAT gets you behind them for the bonus.If you are on omni-dodge and you are attacking person A you have to dodge person A's assault by more than 5, if you dodge attacker B by more than 5 it does nothing.>>24506335>So I'd suggest that they get negative modifiers with the initial doses, have no way to resist full paralysis once they hit four (or perhaps 2-3 for weaker enemies), and bosses have some ability to shrug off the negative modifiers but not the eventual paralysis.I like it .Done.
>>24506162So what do those times mean for those in New York?
>>24506387>Attacker rolls a 9, you roll a 16. THAT gets you behind them for the bonus.Ah, OK, that makes sense; previously when you'd explained it you said it had no effect on a miss, only on a roll that would otherwise hit. This approach seems much more sensible.> If you are on omni-dodge and you are attacking person A you have to dodge person A's assault by more than 5, if you dodge attacker B by more than 5 it does nothing.Fair enough; I can see why you'd only get the extra attacks against your current target.> I like it .Done.Awesome!I've updated the battle reference accordingly:http://1d4chan.orghttp://1d4chan.org/wiki/Quest:Lamia_Daughter_Quest#Battle_ReferenceLet me know if I've accurately described the mechanics you want to go with.
>>24506455It means you add 3 hours.
I know it is late as fuck to suggest this, but should we make it standard procedure to only use claws in stealth situations or vs masses of lightly armored folks, and beacon/clang for the heavier ones. I actually passed out right before mages fumble so I didn't get a chance to suggest this.
>>24509276Beacon + Clang would lead to less stalemates, and the numbers are pretty similar.That is to say that you keep building up charges and eventually blow your light load. Claws + poison seems best for stealth. Best combo would be somehow training to work in dodges with Clang and heavy armour.
>>24509359Thats basically what I was saying.
we need a bit of a timeskip to train quickquick with beacon and clang
>>24511531Oh yeah, speaking of time and plans, how are we going to handle the pending attack on River's Cross? There's lamias in the forest that Peace will probably try to work into her plan for extra insult to us, and we can be sure that Add-whatever kid will be the "Fallen Lightbringer". Way I see it we can take their figurehead away, try and get to the lamias first (diplomacy or combat), or pull a Rock Ridge and use the buildings to turn the whole place into one giant kill-box. Possibly the latter could involve sealing magic for disabling and subsequently killing Peace.
>>24511765>Rock RidgeHis light, do we have the strength to carry on this mighty task in one night... or are we just jerking off?
>>24511765>pending attack on River's Cross?There are hundreds if not thousands of small towns like RC through the Kingdom. It doesn't have to be our hometown, it could be anywhere. Why would they make it easier for us to find it?>>24506162>And with that we come to a close. It's a little up in the air if I'll be able to run a thread tomorrow. If I do it'll be Sunday, May 28th, 5-7pm PST or not at all. The next thread for certain will be 4-6pm PST on Tuesday, May 30th.Do you mean April 28? Or are you taking a one month hiatus?
>>24511904I really like the idea of luring Peace herself into a depopulated River's Cross, only to have Mari crossbow her in the back with a bolt loaded with enough poison(s) to kill Old One.
i believe he meant april 30th since that hits a tuesday and may 30th is a thursday.
>>24512090They're the Bad Guys, and we've been foiling their plans. Storybook badguy logic would demand that they attack our hometown as retaliation, to finally give River's Cross the bad end that everyone seemed to assume our adventuring would make inevitable. And storybook logic is what makes the entire Lightbringer/Dramatae world go round. As villains their weakness is that they've been doing this for so long they have trouble breaking from their own schtick. They're utterly predictable, and when someone sidesteps their whole scheme they can't seem to recover.
>>24512263That doesn't mean we should jump to the conclusion we'll be able to predict all of their movements all the time.And what if they don't hit River's cross? Are we prepared to deal with either eventuality?
>>24509276>>24509359this is what I've been suggesting for a while, I'm glad the story apparently backs my suggestions.>>24511765I really want to get those lamias on our side at some point. Even WITHOUT the dramatae attacks, wild lamias near our hometown isn't the best of things.
>>24512263>>24512349If they don't hit river's cross, we have no way of predicting WHERE they will hit, and not enough manpower to guard every little town.The best we can do is ride into that town with a lamiacavalry when we hear of its troubles, and hope nightmare is fast enough.
>>24512349Nor should we overthink the issue. If there's an obvious target, we should prepare for that to be where the Dramatae make their move. Right now, River's Cross is both the symbolic-value target de jour and the place we're the least prepared to defend. And if it comes right down to it, Tricia's parents and Liam have been at this long enough to know how to either turn that town into a fortress, evacuate, or possibly pursue a few alternatives I can't even think of right now: and they probably have multiple options for accomplishing each. All they need is advance warning. >>24512522This is also true, but if memory serves we never knew exactly where to find them, nor what condition they were in mentally. The wisest call would be to hedge our bets and prepare the town for an attack in general and THEN try to deal with the likely assailants Peace might employ. Three arrows bundled together are much harder to break and whatnot.
>>24512663>all they need is advance warningYeah, something we don't actually have the ability to do right now. Unless you want to use the array, or some extremely valuable long distance magic communication object. Or we have a timeskip to build signal towers.As for the Lamia, I have fair hopes for their mental state. They've not attacked river's crossing yet, after all. I also have the sneaking worry that the reason for that, if they ARE citadel lamia, is the pherimones of a different lamia ward them away. And our pherimones haven't been in town for a while.
>>24512918Not gonna lie, it would probably mean going there and telling them in person. That being said, I think the risk of River's Crossing being the home of the next round of Lightbringers is high enough to warrant our attention. As for the other lamias, to discuss that now would be purely conjecture and their potential involvement in Peace's plans is speculative.
>>24513370Man, there's so much to do. We need to get our home town ship shape, set signal towers between our two cities, either build or secure shore defenses or ships, gain elvish support, STILL need to talk to the harpies, still need to attend to the inventions of barney's issue...and that's ignoring the topic of citadel.
>>24513424Delegation is the key to good management. Delegate the task of securing the coast and building communications towers to others. Leaves us with more time to handle other issues that require our direct attention.
>>24513554I think we should consider starting an order or private militia of some sort.I've been tossing around "The Serpentguard" for a while.
>>24513651That gets us more of a Merc reputation that diminishes our stature as a Paladin, and adds in a bunch of dumbasses to our ranks. One of our greatest strengths is that we're a small, hand-selected group: we have tight control over who gets in and how our team functions. If the Red orders are like bludgeons or axes, we're more like a scalpel. Our weakness, though, is numbers. It always will be. The ideal solution? Start founding new cohorts of the Caligo Clarus: small, tight-knit teams like ours that can handle most problems alone, but that can still call each other in for extra muscle.
>>24513773That works too. I may have just been swayed by the idea of green armor, but shining silver is almost as good. Can we think of anyone to tap for recruitment of the top of our heads? Or should we take a gaggle of squires and show them the way?
>>24513810Hell naw. You know who else wore green armor and was a professional pmc?Those fucks we just gibbed.
>>24514009I think that's what the anon was going for. Turn some of the assassin's towards fighting the Dramatae.
>>24513810"Shining Armor" isn't something we seem to go in for. Part of our success so far has been due to being some of the few "Reasonable Paladins" in the world. Honestly, Robin and his crew are the closest I can think of to our level of zany antics and skill. Plus, they have the benefit of already being a more-or-less cohesive unit.
>>24514060Yeah. What we should be doing is founding schools, funding -real- inventors and supporting scientific pioneers.
>>24514060>"shining armor" isn't something we go forBut we have a shining ass quicksilver shield and spear and steel armor, which can also be quite shiny.We're reasonable, sure, but we're also shiny. We like the light.Robin and his crew would be great, but I predict superbly expensive. I'd prefer going along with this over here>>24514034if we had any confidence in being able to retrain or gain the loyalties of the glass assassins.
>>24514074we need to find more inventors. we only have one. And whatever happened to the lighthouse-school extension we were discussing way back?
>>24514123Guys. Idea. We could expand the Caligo Clarus. The Caligo Scholarus. Detachments of scholars and highly skilled artisans accompanied by the wisest, most patient and open-minded men we can find among the red occuli, serving as bodyguards. They'd travel from town to town, emparting practical and technical knowledge upon any willing and able to learn. I bet a lot of the problems stemming from the loss of citadel's training wheels will be solved by giving people a bit of education.
>>24514198hmm... "Caligo" is the darkness part, the "clarus" is the see part.Caligo Scholarus rolls off the tongue better, but sort of means scholars of the dark. Other than naming, though, I'm all for it. We need to use our bounty money to contact the inventors of barney's items to hire them and also clear their inventions for public consumption. This will earn us a continuous income with which to fund the scholarus.We've been putting off educating the people too long. Though I don't know what, exactly, we'd educate them about. All I have off the top of my head is this ancient history shit we're learning. or perhaps mathematics, it seems very few know how that magic works. Even Ssen is relatively in the dark.
>>24514198Yellow would likely yield more candidates.
>>24514271which ones were the yellows?
>>24514271>>24514285heck, we could ask for volunteers from any color, and prune them down from whatever recruits we get.I hope our legend is strong enough to make some aspiring young heroes want to understudy us. This plan kind of relies on it.
>>24514271I actually chose red -because- the number of viable recruits would be few. I want the most militant branch, the one most easily typecast as fire-and-perdition zealots, ie. a big part of the Dramatae's current schtick to slowly gain some real insight, tolerance and compassion. I want people everywhere to see the fearsome, battle-hardened men of the red occuli sitting down and learning how to cure leather, or how to shoe a horse, or how to set a broken bone alongside the everyman.
>>24514443guilty admission: Ssen doesn't really know how to do any of those things either. She needs some schooling herself.I like the sentiment though, it goes nicely with our corruptor-of-purists title. Which we are never going to ditch.
>>24514266So how about Schola Clarus
>>24514527less marketable than the first one, but better in meaning. We'll think on it. Naming things never has been Ssen's strong point.
>>24514266Scholars of the Dark would be an apt title. Provided the motto of the organization is something along the lines of "Bringing the Light of Knowledge to the dark."
>>24514807Marketing! It works!also, if we go through with this, I predict this converation a thousand times across all of history in caligo-offshoots."But what will you do when there is no more darkness to bring light to?""Retire!"
>>24514861Ssen. In Florida. Where it's nice and warm and sunny.
>>24514987We will let the young, fresh paladins believe we're meditating on top of that rock.Nobody needs to know it's just a warm rock.
>>24515018Or better yet, the trainers believe we are meditating on top of that rock, and then we go "Sometimes a warm rock is just a warm rock."
>>24515120I love it. You can almost hear the gong after we say that.We're sort of towing the wise/mad line. That's going to be fun in the future. I blame leviathan brain.
>>24515172"Young one, you must understand something about beauty. There is a certain sort of perfection in asymmetry, also in redheaded wasp girls.""Remember always to seek the dark places in this world, young paladin, for that is where His Light is most needed. Except inside bags. Fuck bags."
>>24515172>>24515330More like a display of obfuscating shenanigans. Don't mind her she's half mad from age all the while the inside of our brain is all shiny and clockwork, a blued steel forged from lifetimes of experience, to the point where our ideas still seem bad but at that point we've carefully considered it to the point where we can turn our own downfall into our advantage.
>>24515342Refuge in Audacity is now a martial art.
>>24515330"And THAT is why you don't go directly to the head of our order for answers. She'll give you some cryptic bullshit and 5 years later WHAM, you're the savior of some town, drowned in beurocracy, and you never have any time for yourself.">>24515359It's our primary technique!>>24515342I don't quite know about blued steel clockwork. but I certainly agree we'd be a lot less mad than we let on.
>>24515380Think of it this way, a horrifyingly competent cross between Havelocke Vetinari and the Sweeper out of discworld.
>>24515429I was unaware of the sweeper, but aware of vetinari. Upon reading, he seems quite apt.And we better be horrifyingly competent when we're old. We'll be dead otherwise. Or in a post-apocalypse.
>>24515481>Centuries from now:"Why do bumblebees make the headmaster cry?""She's just weird like that, I guess. Don't let it get to you."
>>24515537Oh man, that's some tragedy right there.