>Firebender Quest Episode 2You are Maro of Jin. Murderer of Ten Ping. Wielder of Lightning, Infamously whispered around your dojo as "Maro of Lightning".It has been four days since the end of your agni kai duel with the student named Ten Ping. It has been four days since you murdered a man. It has been four days since you surrendered to the monks who sought to subdue you and bring you to the small holding cell in the dojo of Centered Flame, where they would decide your fate. It has been four days since you were first asked exactly what you did to create the lightning that killed your peer... and you were unable to answer.It has been five minutes since the most senior monks have entered the holding cell below the temple, allowing you to plead your case before deciding your ultimate fate. You are asked the question of "Why, did you kill Ten Ping"How do you answer[ ] "I do not know"[ ] "He was a lout, and a threat"[ ] "The techniques he was performing in agni kai were filled with lethal intent - I was defending myself".
>>24908363>[x] "The techniques he was performing in agni kai were filled with lethal intent - I was defending myself".
>>24908363"The techniques he was performing in agni kai were filled with lethal intent - I was defending myself".
>>24908363BECAUSE HE ACT RIKE EREVEN PING!
>>24908363>[ ] "I do not know"(And I think you should do this about twice a week or so, OP)
>>24908363>[X] "The techniques he was performing in agni kai were filled with lethal intent - I was defending myself".>[X] "However, I did not know that my retaliation would have such an effect."
>>24908478>"However, I did not know that my retaliation would have such an effect."Yes. We should say this. "I... didn't realize that my attack would be that deadly."
>>24908475>I've thought about running more, but my internet access during the week can be, intermittent, so I might not always be able to run consistently. Weekends however are different.
>>24908363[X] "The techniques he was performing in agni kai were filled with lethal intent - I was defending myself"."I did not know how I did what I did nor did I plan on doing so. I acted knowing my life was in danger and my bending responded. I did not mean to kill him, merely defend myself."
>>24908519Please try to run it more, whenever you can.Really interesting Quest and I would love to see it done more often.
>>24908422>>24908501>>24908539"Plus, though I'm not sure if you heard, he threatened to rape my sister."
Ten Ping meant to send us home in shame.We sent him home in a box.
>>24908398Several of the head monks nod sagely, they seem to accept this. One steps forward and states "I was prepared to intervene and put a stop to the whole challenge, Ten Ping had broken the rules of the challenge, but you reacted with skill... I stayed my hand because I thought you capable of managing the danger".A different master suggests that you killed him over the threat he made to your family, not being fully convinced of your answer.You are asked once again what you did to create lightning... and you still do not have an answer. The council of Masters seems frustrated by this, and one storms out of the room in exasperated fury.The remaining monks ask you "Why did you not come to us over the antagonism between Ten Ping and yourself before".How do you answer?[ ] Confront the monks on favoritism and corruption.[ ] Dissemble, and say that there were no serious problems between you and Ten Ping.
>>24908738>[x] Dissemble, and say that there were no serious problems between you and Ten Ping."There may have been some conflict, but I never thought it was severe enough to lead to bloodshed. I did not mean to kill him. I wasn't even certain that I could win the agni kai."
>>24908738Dissemble, confront would give them a reason to suspect our intentions more.
>>24908738Confront, Ren Zhao had said that the masters let ten ping get away with all sorts of shit, they have no reason to still play favorites if he's dead.
>>24908795Plus, confront doesn't fit with the calm Iroh-style character everyone was so intent on.
>>24908756god no anything but this.>>24908738[ ] Dissemble, and say that there were no serious problems between you and Ten Ping.Ten, knew we were a calm bender, I knew any thing he was saying was to get me off my focus. but the way he did attacks me was shocking I reacted, and I don't know how it worked.
>>24908756>>24908813Listen y'all, we're calm Iroh-man stylin' we don't confront.
>>24908818Iroh would have been able to put forth an unpopular truth in a way that did not offend.
>>24908738[X] Confront the monks on favoritism and corruption."I already had told some of who he was and how he acted, but no action was ever taken. Any with eyes who chose to look could see his arrogance and how he blatantly ignored rules of conduct for his own amusement. But such is life, I am but one man, I moved past my dislike of him. There is no benefit in holding onto hatred.Despite who he was and our conflict I had no desire to kill him. If I had meant to kill him I would not have done it during an agni kai, that would be true idiocy."
>>24908855Then can we dissemble while subtly hinting at possible corruption to probe for their reactions?
>>24908855Except this particular unpopular truth's family may hear about everything we say here. We don't need to... fan the flames.
>>24908855And so far nobody has done that.
We're currently tied, Need a tiebreaker - or we can go with >>24908882 if it's seconded
>>24908950Do the disassemble.
>>24908950We should probably hide any accusations we make behind flowery language and metaphor. Speak of the royal family as some kind of tree and Ten Ping as a branch of the tree and speak of a gardener preserving a gnarled branch of the oak while ignoring the willow. Or flowers, you can do it with flowers or different tree types.
>>24909040We could make a pretty bad grafting metaphor to call him a bastard.
"The problems between myself and Ten Ping were not so serious that I could not deal with them myself. The problems between Ten Ping and more junior students, or those he was more skilled or powerful then were far worse, I do not pretend to know the scope of all of his actions, but I remember seeing a girl he 'favored' with his attention being turned away from a Master in tears... with a black eye that did not come from any training session. I recall that she left the dojo shortly after to return home" You state calmly."What are you saying Maro", one master says, while shaking ever so slightly in what appears to be rage."I am saying that while I did not have problems with Ten Ping, others did, and when they reported them nothing was done because of how close Ten Ping sat to the throne of the firelord. I recall hearing whispered rumor that the same student who left the school... had been forced... by ten ping".The master who had been trembling before, now steps forward and strikes you in outright fury... before being pulled back by the others and forced out of the room.Another master kneels in front of you "You are right, we favored Ten Ping. We did not respond to the problems he had caused... We will need some time to think on the issues you have raised".And with that all the masters leave the room, you are brought a small meal - you do not know if it is lunch or supper as you have not seen the sun for four days. You eat and doze off, only to be awoken by a sad looking Ren Zhao, standing in front of the wooden bars of the prison you could easily break out of.He hands you a letter, bearing your family seal. "Happy birthday my Pupil".[ ] Read the letter[ ] Ask what decision the masters have come to
>>24909237[X] Read the letterThe letter is far more important than the decision right now.
>>24909237>[x] Read the letterAnd a birthday in a cell. Swagger.
>>24909237>[ ] Ask what decision the masters have come toBut also take the letter.
>>24909237>[X] Read the letter
>>24909237first thank him [ ] Ask what decision the masters have come to
>>24909237>[X] Read the letter.
>>24909381seconding thanking him with also saying hello
Before even taking the letter into your hands, you smell the familiar smells of chrysanthemum and cinnamon, you know immediately that it was your tutor who penned this letter. Opening it, you are greeted with her familiar script... The letter starts with a happy birthday from your father Maru, and your Mother Sho, stating that they're proud of you and that they hope for you to be able to return home within the year... It continues with messages from your sister Pan who even through your tutor's script projects the sheer excitability that your tutor so often found exasperating... after the formalities within a long letter are met, it details that before you return home you are to meet your sister in the city of Shen Jiao, because she is to be married to ... You cannot make the name out, it seems a watermark has rendered it unreadable. The letter continues with a message from Rokan, about your upcoming graduation and the hopes that you perform as well as she did in her agni kai.You continue to turn the multi-page letter over, until you come to an incredibly skilled sketch of your whole family, and another one noting it is a self-sketch from rokan, done in front of her personal mirror in your rooms next to the courtyard.You begin to tear up.[ ] Thank your mentor[ ] Ask what the monks have decided
>>24909647Sorry, forgot an option.[ ] ask why your mentor seems so upset
>>24909647Both. In order displayed.
>>24909647>[ ] Thank your mentorWell, after that beautiful letter we have to.
>>24909647>>24909676All the options! It's exposition after all.
>>24909647>[x] Thank your mentor>[x] Ask what the monks have decided
>>24909676Whelp. They gonna kill us. Time to bust out, Iroh style.
>>24909647>[X ] Thank your mentorthen [X ] ask why your mentor seems so upset
>>24909693>Sometimes I'll allow multiple options at once, this time I want a choice between asking your mentor why he seems so upset or asking what the monks have decided.
>>24909647[X] ask why your mentor seems so upsetStart by asking this, it probably ties into the decision made about us.
>>24909696 here.Changing ask decision to asking him why he looks upset.Although I think we could just say "...Bad news?"
>>24909740>>24909772>Although I think we could just say "...Bad news?"Pretty much this, I vote.
>>24909772I like that. We all perceptive and shit.
>>24909647Drying the first beginnings of tears you thank your master for the message from home. "Master... what's wrong?" you question.Initially Ren Zhao ignores you, bringing out a small ceramic teapot of absolutely stunning quality. You see him fill it with water, and pull out leaves that you are positive came from Jin, he heats up the water with his firebending and pours a cup for both of you... and then he begins."I read the letter Maro... You will not be going home for a long time, I do not know how long. The monks have come to their decision. Remove your clothes"[ ] Wait what?[ ] ask about the monks decision
>>24909971>[ ] Wait what?>[ ] ask about the monks decisionBoth, if we could.
>>24909971oh, forgot :[ ] complyI really need to stop making mistakes.
>>24909971>You are sentenced to 1001 anal rapes.
>>24909971[X] Ask about the monks decision"Ren Zhao, I respect you quite a bit, but I would like some answers on what is to happen to me."
>>24909971>[X] Ask about the monks decision
>>24909971[ ] comply>[ ] ask about the monks decision as we comply
>>24909994>>24909971>Want to note that missed options are due to my kitten freaking out about the rain outside.
>>24910008>1001 anal rapesYou call that a punishment?>>24910097>missed options are due to my kitten freaking out about the rain outside.That sounds adorable. And hectic.
"Master... I'd like to know what the monks have decided before I am to strip naked, I have been generous enough to remain in this cell for four days... and I do feel guilt over the accident, but I *will* have an answer as to what is to happen to me". You state sternly."Remain calm Maro, I will explain. There are two major factions within the masters at the temple - those who are sycophants to the firelords throne and any who are close to it, these are the same people who have clamored loudly to hold you until retribution from ten pings family arrives. Then there are the Masters who believe as I do that were it any other student but Ten Ping - who has been sheltered from any repercussions for his actions for seemingly his whole life, including attempted rape, threats of murder and other nonsense - this would merely be reported to the family involved as a tragic accident. Fortunately my faction has managed to reason with the others this time, you are to be released and sent from here in disguise"[ ] demand further explanation.[ ] remove your clothes
>>24910369>[ ] remove your clothesAny further argument will be insulting to a guy that's trying to save our lives.
>>24910369Being stripping, whilst demanding further explanation.
>>24910369Sounds good to me. Strip neked. But I do have concerns. If we're leaving in disguise, there is to be a reason. Are we about to have this framed as an escape and we'll be stuck as murderers on the run? I suspect yes.
>>24910369>[X] Remove your clothes>[X] Ask him what happens after that
>>24910369>[ ] demand further explanation.>[ ] remove your clothesdo both
>>24910399>>24910421>>24910426You remove your clothes, and Ren Zhao promptly incinerates them. A change of clothes is brought in... You recognize them as the robes of a mendicant monk, you are to be set free as a wandering beggar."The majority of my brothers agreed that the accident was far too public to ever cover up, sooner or later someone would speak to the house of Ten, whether it be students or one of the monks. Through setting you loose like this, we can still report to the house of ten - keeping almost everyone satisfied." Ren explains as you get dressed."And what happens after - am I to be framed for escape?" you question"Certainly there is no way we can prevent some from telling the truth... but we can obfuscated the path to you with lies. Everyone has been given a role, some will speak the truth for we cannot stop them, others will say you escaped to prevent execution, a few will say various masters broke you out, others will say fellow students broke you out as Ten Ping was not well liked""... Where will I go?""Wherever you choose, I recommend heading to shen jiao in disguise however, it has always been hospitable to the wanderers in our order. Seek out the House of White Tiles, it is an inn" And with that Ren Zhao pulls you into a large hug"You have been my greatest student. I do not know how you created lightning, but I think amazing... I want you to take the teapot here, as a memento of me - you may not be able to contact this school for some time"[ ] Refuse his gift[ ] Accept graciously
>>24910635>[ ] Accept graciously"Thank you, Master. Thank you for everything."Give him a hug.
>>24910635>all these typos :(
>>24910683I didn't notice, and I'm an OCD autist.
>>24910635>House of White TilesSwagger.>[x] Accept graciouslyWe're gonna need a teapot to be Iroh
>House of White TilesWe order of the white lotus nao?
>>24910635[X] Accept graciouslyHug him back, try not to cry, fail and start sobbing into his shoulder."Thank you Master. I could not thank you enough for what you have taught me and have done for me if I had a thousand lifetimes. I suppose I may get used to the wandering monk business, maybe I could get one of those fancy staffs with interlocking rings."
>>24910635>[ ] Accept graciouslyfuck yea Teacould you contact my family, tell them I love them.?
>>24910745yes fuck yea.`
>>24910745We should see if we can ask for one of those staffs.
>>24910672"It was an honor to be your student master, I will gladly accept the gift you present me with"."Good, because I've got more!" Ren grins as he escorts you out of your cell "there's no point in having a teapot if you have no tea to drink it with... Here is the remainder of my stock of tea leaves from Jin" he points to a roped bundle that must be at least twenty pounds of compressed tea leaves."Master... this is too much" you protest"I will not take no for an answer Maro" Zhao says sternly. He goes on to explain that he also wandered as a mendicant monk for a time though it did not suit him... and he presents you with his old staff of rings. He also hands you a small bundle, checking inside you find 10 fire koku... an incredible amount."The other monks of my faction pooled that together - we are sending you out in disguise as a wandering beggar... that money is to be an absolute last resort... I have one more request of you""What is it master?""I want you to attone for the sin of murder upon your soul. Do good where you can, and fight evil when you meet it... your gift of lightning is special, you can do great things with it if you only have the will to apply it"[ ] accept his request?[ ] Refuse?
>>24910864Who are we to refuse?>[x] accept his request?
>>24910864[x]Accept. We won't let that douchebag turn us into a bad guy.
>>24910864>[ ] accept his request?He's saving our freaking life, I don't think we're in any position to refuse.
>>24910864[X] accept his request?"I will do my best Master. I can't promise I will succeed, I can't promise I will find peace, but I will try."
>>24910864>[ ] accept his request?I don't think we want to be cold-blooded murderers, anyway.
Rolled 6>>24910908>>24910913>>24910922"I will stamp out evil where I meet it master, and search for peace in the places where evil is not. Farewell... I wish to see you once again when all of this is through""I would like that Maro... or as the students have whispered in hushed tones when they thought we couldn't hear 'Maro of the Lightning'"It is late in the afternoon as Ren Zhao escorts you through the complex - you see no other faces, this route must have been planned by the monks. Heading through the great gates at the front of the complex, you look up at the sky and see storm clouds - inexplicably you know there will be a storm tonight.[ ] Head for shelter along the path down from the mountain complex[ ] Continue down the path until the storm arrives, then use the opportunity to practice lightning in secret.
>>24911015[X] Head for shelter along the path down from the mountain complexI'd prefer to practice it in safer conditions and not get completely soaked.
>>24911015>Rolled 6WHAT IS THIS EVIL?>[x] Continue down the path until the storm arrives, then use the opportunity to practice lightning in secret.Can't be Maro of the lightning if we can't do it reliably. We can warm up later with hot tea.
>>24911015>[ ] Continue down the path until the storm arrives, then use the opportunity to practice lightning in secret.
>>24911015>[x] Continue down the path until the storm arrives, then use the opportunity to practice lightning in secret.Let's get as far as we can before the storm begins. We won't want to practice too close to the complex.
>>24911015>[x] Continue down the path until the storm arrives, then use the opportunity to practice lightning in secret.
>>24911015[x]Practice lightningStorms aren't exactly a daily thing. We should try to get our control down in case it becomes necessary to use Lightning again.
>>24911015Practice in secret
>>24911049>>24911101>>24911104>>24911111You make your way down the path... for hours occasionally hearing rumbles of thunder, but the storm does not wish to comply to your desire to train. After walking to the bottom of the mountain path you hesitate before the bamboo forest... you know there are tigerwolfs in there.[ ] Continue walking.[ ] Search for food with light from firebending and wait for the storm to hit
>>24911207[X] Search for food with light from firebending and wait for the storm to hit
>>24911207Ok... so it's not raining now? Guess we know what that roll was for now.>[x] Continue walking.Fuck food.
>>24911207>[ ] Search for food with light from firebending and wait for the storm to hitHow long has it been since we've had a decent meal anyway?
>>24911207>[x] continue walking
>>24911207>[ ] Search for food with light from firebending and wait for the storm to hit
>>24911234>it was one small meal a day while you were being held - you're reasonably hungry.
Rolled 5, 6, 7, 3, 2 = 23>>24911207>[ ] Search for food with light from lightningkeep it low to the ground and hit some tigerwolfs a pair of tigerwolf boots would look bitching.
>>24911255>>24911242>>24911234D20 Foraging check (first 3 rolls only)
Rolled 15>>24911289Critfail plx
Rolled 3>>24911303>>24911289I mean
Rolled 11>>24911303Wrong dice, man.
>>24911320Crit success>why? because I feel like it.Write up incoming.
>>24911357I love you even more now.
>>24911357>fluid roll acceptanceThis is gonna be a good quest
>>24911289Your stomach grumbles, and you suddenly wish master Ren Zhao had given you something more than just tea leaves. Wandering off the path to forage for some food, you pick some berries you know are edible.... and you quickly come upon what looks like a forest garden with a nearby stream... Pulling a few tubers and vegetables out of the ground , you rinse them in the stream and thank the sun that you took the teapot - it's large enough to make a small stew from just what you've found in the forest garden.You cook and eat and feast like a hermit king... and the smell of your meal quite quickly attracts a scavenger. A lost looking guineapigbat with a piece of cloth around its stomach flies slowly into the camp, attracted by the smell of cooking food.[ ] bribe it with some food[ ] chase it off
>>24911483>[ ] bribe it with some foodsharing is caring
>>24911483Is it going to morph into a large OP angel?
>>24911483Bah, it's just as lonely as we are now. [x]bribe it with food
>>24911483...is it edible?Nevermind, it has some sort of a clothen collar. Best give it some food.
>>24911483Offer it some veggies. Maybe you can train it.It's so cuuuuute
>>24911483>[X] Bribe it with some foodBecause what else?
Rolled 3>>24911289Dice God's grants us food
>>24911518No. But it is damn cute.
>>24911483>[x] bribe with food.
>>24911483>[ ] bribe it with some foodCute AS FUCK.Feed him~!This is just like my Japanese animes!
>>24911547Blegh. Patamon pissed me off. And it would be an airbender animal anyway since it shoots air bubble blast things.
>>24911483"Come here little friend... there is more than enough to share" You hold out the first thing that you grab... which happens to be an onion.It floats over and performs its cutest little backflip before taking a large bite into the onion almost as large as it... and chittering at you in immediate disgust. Grabbing the next thing that comes to hand you offer it a carrot - which it likes much better... and it quickly perches itself on your shoulder.Then it starts to rain.D20 LIGHTNING BENDING check
>>24911599>And it would be an airbender animal anyway since it shoots air bubble blast things.Hey, hey. Lets not fuck with foreshadowing here bud.
Rolled 7>>24911636RIDE ZE LIGHTNING!
Rolled 4>>24911636AAW YEAH.
Rolled 14>>24911636Why couldn't we gt the 20 on this?
>>24911659>Because there is no ability to fail it, it's just a measure of progress.Writeup incoming
>>24911650>Actually importing a digimon completelyWhelp..
Rolled 12>>24911636Rolling for rolling's sake.
>>24911683Where else can one find Avatar-world style bastardized creatures with pictures?
>>24911683>I'm sorry - where did I say that i was doing that? I chose a representation that was closest to what I had in mind for the creature. Mentally combine a guinneapig with a bat - you probably ended up with something like patamon. In this particular case the critter cannot do any form of bending, but animals being able to bend isn't exactly a strange part of avatarverse, look at dragons, sky bison, molebadgers etc.
>>24911713You said it in the post I linked to. The part about not fucking with the foreshadowing implied that this thing is going to burp up some air bullets. Just like Patamon. The issue wasn't that some animals can bend, anyone that's watched Avatar knows that. It's that this thing was starting to look like a 100% rip of something from Digimon shoved into Avatar. I'm sure you can see why that would be troubling, but you've just said this isn't the case, so I'll drop it.
>tfw instead of Maro of the Lightning we become Maro of the GuinneapigbatOnly tangentially related, should we start deciding what name we want to use on the road? Since continuing to call ourself Maro of Jin is likely to paint a massive bullseye on our back.
>>24911777"Jin of Maro"
>>24911777Mario of Brooklyn
>>24911636Gently plucking the now sleeping guinneapigbat off of your shoulder and placing it an area where it cannot get wet, you whisper "Sleep my little friend, I have some bending practice to do".You walk to a clearing you passed in your foraging... you close your eyes and slowly enter a meditative state, where you feed all your emotion to the flame in the center of your soul. The sky strikes first, but you do not let this disrupt you, you take your stance and begin to generate energy in slow circular movements, you touch the two first fingers of your left hand together with the two first fingers of your right hand together and stepping into a forward stance you thrust your right arm forward and your left arm backwards... and you trade lightning with the sky.The dance begins with that motion, and it lasts for two hours... apparently you find lightning effortless when you get to practice it. You bow to the sky and thank it for allowing you your opportunity to practice, you admire the grace of its fury and promise to put words to it in a poem someday.>Maro has no difficulty generating lightning at will, but he has yet to develop any advanced techniques with it.You return to the clearing and find your little friend still sleeping, despite the thunder and lightning.[ ] search for shelter[ ] camp here.
>>24911764You *leaped* to a conclusion that wasn't entirely implied, maybe I was only responding to a portion of what you said. Jumping to conclusions is bad, don't do it.
>>24911827How fast can we generate lightning? Is it quick draw ready, or does it take some prep?
>>24911827>[ ] search for shelterAnd we could go by >>24911851
>>24911858It's as effortless as regular firebending to maro.
These here woods is full of tiger beetles.Time for a beetle roast!
>>24911827>[x] Search for shelter.
>>24911777You're disguised as a monk - people will address you with honorifics, and shen jiao is a big enough city that you won't have to worry about people identifying you unless you perform lightning or break the tenets of a wandering monk. Firebending is perfectly fine though as it's not strange for a wandering monk to do.
>>24911873That's good. I assume it has a lower Dc to do damage or it's harder for enemies to dodge or something?and>>24911827[x] search for shelter
>>24911827We're still in tigerwolf forest right? Yeah.. shelter would be good.
>>24911827>[X] Search for shelterAnd attempt to bring the guinneapigbat with us, if we can do so without waking it up.
>>24911896That's pretty swaggin'
>>24911907>break the tenets of a wandering monk.Mind giving us a list of those so we don't accidentally break them?
>>24911827Picking up your tiny friend and holding him in one hand, you create a flame with your other and use it to search for suitable shelter. Without too much difficulty, you manage to find one and with a quick blast of fire you chase off any nibbling tiger beetles and other insects that would otherwise disrupt your sleep. You grab a few pieces of fallen wood and build a small fire at the front of the cave and go to sleep.In the morning you are awoken by the guinneapigbat alternating between tugging on your cheeks and rubbing the cloth on its stomach like it's hungry while chittering the whole time. You pull out a carrot you stashed in your robes and head back onto the road...After a few hours of walking you hit the outskirts of shen jiao. It is still early enough to beg like a proper monk.[ ] beg?[ ] explore the city?[ ] search for the house of white tiles
>>24912085Bah, forgot trip.Also feel free to offer suggestions on the guinneapigbats name, it's quite attached to you
>>24912085[X] beg?May as well keep up the charade. And begging on a busy corner like a monk would is a great way to pick up gossip, rumors, and information.
>>24912085>[x] beg We have to look a real monk after all.
>>24912085>nibbling tiger beetles Mah niggaThen we can [x] begthen[x] search for the house of white tiles
>>24911968The major ones are handling money (you're not supposed to have money or use it) and conduct with women. You may beg at certain times of day and are only supposed to eat actual food provided then, you may have tea when begging isn't allowed... You are not supposed to ask for things as that represents worldly desires which actual monks are supposed to try and rid themselves of, though you may accept any offers people make.
>>24912085>[X] BegWe can ask about the city from other beggars and wayfarers too.
>>24912113>>24912118>>24912122>>24912135Beg where? Slums? Low city? Docks? Market area?
>>24912171Market area or docks, best gossip there.>>24912132What sort of conduct with women, because that might be a major deal breaker. And not all monks were celibate historically speaking.
>>24912171Can we do it while wandering the city, so we get to explore a little, and perhaps find the House of White Tiles if we're lucky?
>>24912132>you're not supposed to have money or use itI wish you'd told us that before we accepted the fire things...
>>24912132>>24911968In general you don't have to worry about much as I'll try to make things fit as much as possible. If you want to look it up for your own curiosity they're pretty close to the tenents of buddhism mendicant monks
>>24912171Market area seems like the best bet for info and food. Is it unusual for someone our age to be a monk?
>>24912171I would also like to do this >>>24912195
>>24912201Those are for an emergency.
>>24912201Koku, it's a traditional unit of wealth measured in rice, it's worth enough rice to feed someone for a year. It's there just in case we really need it, we're disguised as a wandering beggar monk, but there might be an emergency where money is needed. Otherwise it stays hidden.
>>24912206No.>>24912201You're in disguise, as long as you don't blatantly do things against tenets in public where others can see it your disguise will be fine. Historically a lot of criminals have gotten away with shit by masquerading as monks.>>24912191Intercourse is the big nono. Get caught and your cover is totally blown, that said if someone was willing to keep a secret and you weren't caught...
>>24912237>>24912262Emergency what? Food? We shoot lightning and there are forests full of animals that aren't very lightning resistant.
>>24912281Food probably isn't the type of emergency most people are thinking about. fire nation is mostly islands, while some people are willing to give free passage to a wandering monk especially one who can firebend... you may need to use it for bribes or other things.
>>24912281Passage on a ship, bribes, using it to help some people dearly in need of help, replacing our hat if our hat doesn't have a wide enough brim, tea, a Pai Sho set, things like that.
>>24912370>teaDon't we have a retardedly huge brick of tea leaves?
>>24912396We'll run out eventually.
>>24912085As you head into Shen Jiao on the pilgrim road, you quickly link up with some other travelers, mostly farmers bringing crops or crafts in for sale at the markets.One sends a child towards you with an applepear, which you graciously accept in exchange for a blessing. You continue into the city through the pilgrim gate and you see two guards chatting, you approach them to ask for some directions."That lightning storm last night was something else wasn't it... I swear I counted twice the number of lightning strikes as I did thunderclaps". Your blood freezes in its veins"I hear on the mainland there has been cases of the exact opposite, storms where three to four times as much thunder has been heard as lightning seen", the guards laugh boisterously at the confusion of the elements.[ ] Ask them for directions (where?)[ ] Continue on?
>>24912462>storms where three to four times as much thunder has been heard as lightning seenI bet it's actually someone like Combustion Man.Just continue on.
>>24912462>[ ] Continue on?Keep walking.
>>24912462[X] Continue on.>twice the number of lightning strikes as I did thunderclapsBut thunder comes from lightning superheating the air, so shouldn't our lightning should produce thunder as well?
>>24912462>[x] continue walking
>>24912514its bending, I don't gotta explain shit.
>>24912514We don't have enough juice to match actual thunder. Think tesla coil rather than storm.
You decide to follow the farmers to the market, which is located relatively close to the gates, and you sit down near a nice fountain, spreading a white cloth in front of you. You receive a few donations of food, and one beautiful woman (clearly wealthy) sends a man over to set a few rolls of grilled meat in rice in front of you, you offer your blessings to all who donate or ask for them... and soon you notice something wrong two men with clubs chase the farmer who sent his child over to you with an applepear earlier.The men are screaming about how "nobody defies Lao Len" and how "she will have her money".[ ] Intervene (firebend or staff)[ ] Stay where you are
>>24912659[X] Intervene (diplomacy)Excuse me, sirs, is there a problem?
>>24912690Sounds good to me
>>24912659Try to stop them by talking before you attack. You have to be a monk, remember? If that doesn't work, though, knock them down with the staff.
>>24912690>>24912659Intervene with Diplomacy
>>24912659[X] Intervene Stand between the men and the farmer, plant the staff in the ground making sure it jangles properly. "Excuse me gentlemen. Is there anything the matter?"
>>24912749The passive-aggressive is strong with this one.
>>24912659Intervene with words first, but if they persist beat them down with the staff.
>>24912659>[x] Intervene (Firebending)
>>24912690>>24912701>>24912706You run out to intercept the men, who are furious that you've dared step in their way - clearly they're not used to this situation. The farmer and his child stand behind you."Gentlemen, is there a problem here?" you ask calmly as you plant your staff in the ground."Yes there's a problem, that shitswimming farmer owes lao len some money, he hasn't paid in a month. He thinks he can get away with growing those stupid applepears instead of the poppies lao len wants!"Poppies? you muse to yourself.The farmer shouts from behind you "Lao Len the JADED is a criminal and a slaver, I wont grow her stupid flowers"One of the men starts a run towards the farmer, club already raised. A small crowd is gathering to watch this.[ ] Firebend (dc easy)[ ] Trip with a staff (moderate)[ ] Intercept the club strike, and deliver a quick blow to the mans chest (hard)Roll dem d20's.
Rolled 14>>24912873[ X] Trip with a staff (moderate)
Rolled 2>>24912873>[ ] Trip with a staff (moderate)Rollin'
Rolled 17>>24912873[x] Trip with a staff
>>24912873Trip with staff
Rolled 20>>24912873Rolling for Trip too
>>24912873[X] Trip with staff and then prepare a firebending stance for the next one.
Rolled 12>>24912873[X] Trip with a staff (moderate)"They are very good applepears, you should try one some time."
Rolled 7>>24912873>[ ] Trip with a staff (moderate)Don't want to use firebending unless absolutely necessary
>>24912919YOU WON'T INTIMIDATE THESE FARMERS
>>24912919Are you counting the first four rolls?If so, he just got tripped the shit out of.
>>24912919I think the guy just ate a dirt sandwich.
>>24912944Generally I'll take the first 3, unless there's something that makes AWESOME narrative.
>>24912964use the narrative from>>24912930
>>24912919>>24912873As the first of the club wielding men attempts to run fast you to get at the farmer, you ever so subtly move your staff and he does a faceplant straight into the rock tiles of the market... were you not able to tell that he was immediately knocked out, you know that the kick to the face the farmers child delivers shortly after the man faceplants surely would have done the job.The next man is already running towards the farmer[ ] firebend (dc : easy)[ ] Unarmed Martial arts (dc : moderate)[ ] Hit him with the stick (dc : moderate)
Rolled 11>>24913050Hit him with the stick
Rolled 16>>24913050Same as the last one. Trip with stick
Rolled 14>>24913050Hit him with the stick
>>24913097>>24913090Unless we can do thiqs
>>24913066>>24913090>>24913097"You should have learned from your friend's mistake."
Rolled 9>>24913050Smackaroo muthafucka.
Rolled 12[x`] Unarmed Martial arts (dc : moderate)
>>24913050Hit him with the stick, activate silly sagely one-liner.
Rolled 5>>24913050>[ ] Hit him with the stick (dc : moderate)
Rolled 18>>24913127My roll failed to produce, lets try again.
Rolled 2>>24913151"Now now sir, take a seat and lets talk about this."
>>24913090You deliver a blow with the top of your staff straight into the mans stomach... which doubles him over and empties the contents his stomach. He's not knocked out but he certainly is winded.To the small crowd that's now assembled you state "I was graciously offered one of the farmers applepears today, and they were truly amongst the best I have ever had", to the winded man you step closer "A wise man would have learned from the mistakes of another".Out of your peripheral vision, you see the aide of the beautiful woman walking towards the farmer - apparently the lady is interested in some applepears.[ ] Question the winded man (saying what?)[ ] Chase the men off.
>>24913167>[X] Leave yourself without making any more of a commotion.I doubt the farmer is in any further immediate danger. Now, it's time for us to vanish.
Rolled 15>>24913167>apparently the lady is interested in some applepears.No she isn't! It's the person that wants them to grow poppy!Tell em to get outta here and go talk to the farmer.
>>24913167[X] Question the winded man (saying what?)"I admit I am curious about this Lao Len. Tell me of this woman who finds the sap of the poppy of more value than the fruit of the earth.">>24913221I don't think that's her. She wouldn't be here for that, and they'd probably recognize her. Still, keep an eye on the farmers and the lady, just in case.
>>24913221>No it's not, it's just a random NPC, she sent Maro the meatrolls because she thought he was attractive... such a pity he's a monk, oh well might as well try something he thought was tasty. Side effect of the crit.
>>24913202Don't vanish just yet, there's plothooks here. The beautiful lady, the crime boss Lao Len, plot hooks!>>24913265Damn you monkly vows that we didn't actually take.
>>24913293>You're now imagining her sensually feeding you peeled lycheegrapes, in her boxed litter, while playing footsies with your crotch
>>24913167[X] Question the winded man (saying what?)Ask him about Lao Len, I don't think we can just let crime bosses intimidate random peasants, we ought to at least know more so we can do something about it, help people.
Rolled 7>>24913293But there's one great thing about disguises: you can change them. I f we come across a spare set of clothes in the future, we could be disguised as someone who can bone people.
>>24913343Damn, yes I am. If only she asked, we could've said yes.
Rolled 8>>24913369>not being Obi-Wan in firebending monk form>>24913167Question him."Now, who's this Lao Len?"
>>24913343>You're now imagining holding hands with her
>>24913441>Not having a nice chat over some Tea
Rolled 14>>24913486>Or asking her about her day.
>>24913368>>24913249You step towards the winded man... avoiding the puddle of vomit, you put your head to his chest and make sure you didn't do anything like break ribs or collapse a lung... and he sounds alright.You pull him off to the side and wait for him to be able to speak, with a slight snarl you ask "Who is Lao Len". It takes him a few minutes but eventually he spits out "Lao Len owns this town Monk, she gets her cut on everything - brothels, food, opium. When she hears about you interfering with the farmer today, she's going to send benders after you. Nobody screws with the Jadeds business, not for some fucking farmer".[ ] Intimidate[ ] Knock him out[ ] Tell him to lead a good life and hope for better karma in the next.
>>24913441>>24913486>>24913502Whoa whoa whoa, way too lewd. I'll have none of that talk here.
>>24913249[x] Tell him to lead a good life and hope for better karma in the next.HuehueheuThen knock him out.
Rolled 11>>24913508You should try the applepears, I hear they help with indigestion.
Rolled 15>>24913508Intimidate, and if successful, tell him to go home and think about his life.Maybe we just reformed him.
>>24913293>damn monkly vows
>>24913508[X] Give insightful haiku, pat him on his head, and walk away.
>>24913587>OH GOD HOW DID THIS GET HERE, I AM NOT GOOD AT HAIKU
Rolled 15>>24913508Tell him to lead a good life after all we are acting as a monk.
>>24913508Make some metaphor about fire burning too hot burns forests or something like that.
>>24913508First ask "Where is her base of operations?"Then[X] Tell him to lead a good life and hope for better karma in the next."This may be your chance to turn things around. Should you keep on this road you will meet men stronger than I am and far less kind, I doubt it will be pleasant for you."Looks like we may need to have a talk with the town monk later. After this return to the farmer and his son, apologize for causing a fuss and scaring them. Greet the rich lady if she's still about.
>>24913601Peaceful, you should befor when the lightning comes downit strikes the highestOr something.
>>24913628Gettin' poetical up in dis bitch.
>>24913628Changing "peaceful" to "humble" makes more sense.
>>24913625>BoO Are you stupid? Monks don't Paladin it up. Act the part.
>>24913555Oh snap!I vote for this, at least after interrogation.
>>24913654She's got the local monk in her pocket, that simply will not do. Besides she's going to come after us anyways, we're involved in this brouhaha now.
Rolled 5>>24913628>dat lightning lineTHIS
I just realized.Maro = Omar>"MARO COMIN'!"
>>24913628>>24913652That sounds nice. Vaguely threatening, and its a haiku!
>>24913701Oh shit.We need to watch out for little kids.
>>24913708We need to whistle something.Maybe Little Soldier Boy?
>>24913716Oh man... It's appropriate, but feely. I'll back it though.
>>24913732It's also ironic if we whistle it while blasting muthafuckas with lightning."You come at the Monk, baby, you best not miss."
>>24913743>It's also ironicJust realized I probably used that incorrectly.My bad.
>>24913749"fitting" is probably a better word
>>24913508"Humble, you should befor when the lightning comes downit strikes the highest""What?""It is a haiku""I know that, what the hell did you just say""I am not afraid of Lao Len the jaded or her benders", you state... then you whisper "I am Maro of the Lightning, and you should take heed. Recite her the haiku and tell her this name, then leave her if you do not wish to be caught up in the storm""... Are you threatening me?""No, I am threatening Lao Len... and advising you lead a better life and change your karma, for men stronger than me and less merciful will not offer the same".[ ]Speak with farmer[ ]Talk to the ladies aide[ ]Leave and look for the house of white tiles
>>24913804>[ ]Speak with farmerThen leave.And did you see what we talked about with whistling Little Soldier Boy?
>>24913804Speak with the farmer.Also is the stuff he is farming really that good?
>>24913804>[x]Leave and look for the house of white tilesMight wanna get some allies since we just decided to challenge the mob.
>>24913804Well so much for her not going after us. As a monk it would be wise just to let us go due to monk always good to let that sorta stuff go first time or two. After all just because your an evil son of a bitch doesn't mean your terrible one. Unfortunately thanks to the threat that would no longer apply.
>>24913804[X]Talk to the ladies aideOr the farmer, or both, one first and then the other.>>24913654Actually Sohei, which were a variety of buddhist monk, were pretty much orders of knights, about as close to paladins as you got in the Orient.
>>24913804>[x] Speak with the Farmer.
>>24913804>dropping our charade this earlyWelp.[X] Speak with farmerTo learn more about Lao Len and so on.
>>24913899>Goes against what we promised to Ren Zhao the other day - we probably know poppies are used for opium, we grew up in a farming island. And when honest people are being harassed by criminals we cannot stand for it.
>>24913804>I am Maro of the LightningProbably should have left that part out... It was good enough as a vague threat
>>24913950>>24913804Leave the Maro of the Lightning part out.Maybe go as Raiden, instead?
>>24913926>Actually, not that problematic - word won't get to the house of Ten for a few weeks, and then it'll just be an isolated incident of a monk kicking the shit out of the mob wuxia style, with some rumors as to his name... If you do things right... It's returning home immediately that gets you into big trouble.
Rolled 12>>24913964Or Omar the Thunderous.
>>24913964We are Raiden The thunder god
>>24913964Wait till you meet some of the other benders I have planned. Trust me, they're gunna be fun.>>24913982I don't understand the omar reference.
Rolled 1>>24913804Speak with the farmerAND>slip one of the ten coins our tutor gave us into his pocket when he isn't looking
>>24913982>Omar the Thunderous
>>24913804>Threaten the head of the mafia>Reveal our identity>Specifically someone on the run with potentially a price on his head... a familyFirst she is going to send her benders after the farmer.Then after our family.Then after us.We are going to have to deal with her now. Also, we are like 1 day walk from the temple... not nearly far enough.
>>24913989>I don't understand the omar reference.The Wire.Omar is a guy who goes around sticking up drug dealers with a shotgun and stealing their product.Goes around whistling Farmer in the Dell/Den
>>24913989Omar was a character from The Wire. He robbed drug dealers with a shotgun and everyone was scared of him.When niggas saw Omar walkin they all yell "OH SHIT! OMAR COMIN' " and then they run.
>>24913991No on the money, we keep that hidden and do not use it. >>24913989It's a reference to The Wire.
>>24914013>Farmer in the Dell/DenHe whistles "A Hunting We Will Go"
>>24914011MrTT get out. You are not welcome.
>>24913967It would of been nice to make that decision on our own
>>24914011Her benders are probably shit
>>24913987>Not Raiden the rain transformed
>>24914081It doesn't matter, they would have been after us any way.
>>24914090Maybe but they can still take out a farmer.I am saying that if we just skip town after making this threat she will make examples.Hence why we need to stay and carry out the threat rather then just walk away with a threat.
>>24913982I'd personally go by Benkei, we aren't as huge as Benkei was, but we're a warrior monk who is capable with spear and staff, and I like the name Benkei.
>>24913804You proceed over to the farmer... who is inexplicably weeping..."T-th-th-the lady over there has just decided to buy all of my applepears... and all the land around me for 6 miles to produce more... I'll be able to hire servants of my own an-an-and I'll be able to put my s-s-son into one of the schools!""I am happy for you, fabulous displays of wealth truly mark the nobility... might I suggest that you send your son to the monks of the centered flame? I imagine with the influence of a local noble your son could get tutelage under the monks"."R-r-r-really? they'd do that?""I cannot promise that, but i know that they accept a few nonbender students each year, more if they have a patron. I think the ladies word should suffice if I have guessed her right"."How can we ever repay you?""Lead a good life, do not bend to the whims of the temporary... and tell me where the house of white tiles is".It turns out the farmer knows exactly where it is and is more than happy to provide you with directions.[ ] Speak to the lady?[ ] Leave for the house of white tiles.
>>24914132She won't thoughshe's a pussy
>>24914081>Maro not a stupid guy. He knows roughly how long it'll take word for ten pings death to get to his family, he knows that monks will obfuscate the trail behind him, he knows that by naming himself lao len will go after him, rather than the easier target. Trust me, it works.
>>24914152>[ ] Speak to the lady?Can we do that first before leaving to go to the House of the White Tiles?
>>24914152>[x] Speak to the lady?>>24914132MrTT get out. You do nothing positive for these threads.
>>24914152[X] Speak to the lady?Give her our blessing for the meat and rice she got for us and for performing such a kind act of charity. Also ask her for her name somewhere in there.
>>24914090>You have the advantage of lightning, something that *no one* knows about and is almost impossible to defend against. Its the 'musashi dual wielding bokkens' of the bending world.
>>24914152>[X] Speak to the ladyAnd praise her for being kind to people beneath her station and shit.
>>24914152Speak to the lady>>24914184Stop shitposting.
>>24914224You're joking, right? You have to see the irony of what you've just said.
>>24914224>Stop shitposting.Speak for yourself, mang.>>24914221I really think we should save the Lightning for when we need to take down someone serious.
>>24914258maybe, but when we're on the road we definately need to start experimenting with it. channeling lightning through our staff, using it as a wave rather than a line, etc.
>>24914152You hesitantly approach the lady on her litter."So the handsome monk finally comes to see me, I was wondering what I'd need to do to get your attention" she giggles."You are beyond generous lady, may I have your name?" "Oh but whatever will you do with my name once you have it... certainly I will need it back" the lady giggles further, she's being coy.[ ] Flatter[ ] Honesty
>>24914316Firing lightning out of our fingers.Calling it the Hakusho technique.>[ ] Honesty
>>24914320>[X] HonestyBitch please, we're a monk now.
Rolled 78>>24914320[x] Flatter
>>24914320[X] Flatter"I would want put it up in the stars where it belongs. Though that would make it hard to return. I suppose I would have to be satisfied with admiring it before returning it to you.">>24914359We never took any vows of chastity, we just promised to be kind and to help people.
>>24914221This whole situation is reminding me of Yakuza: Kenzan.All we need now is to become a bodyguard/debt collector in a pleasure district and we're firebending Kazuma Kiryunosuke.
Just cause we monkin doesn't mean we lost are swagFlatter
>>24914435>are>not ourYou fucking whore.
>>24914435Monkey monkin'.Add Sun Wukong to our list of potential names.
>>24914480>Add Sun Wukong to our list of potential names.Maro of the LightningOmar the ThunderousRaidenWang FireSun WukongWhat else?
>>24914480Adding Biribiri to list of names.
>>24914526One more and we'll have a full d6 of names!
>>24914526The Twinkle Fairy
>>24914531>>24914560Well, we do have 15 coins. Time to fuck shit up.
>>24914435http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drukpa_KunleyLook at this guy, he named his penis the "Thunderbolt of Flaming Wisdom" and was a monk, just because you become a monk doesn't mean you can't have an enjoyable life. Actually Drukpa is a pretty good example to follow.>>24914526Lee, as Piandao said, there's tons of Lees. Benkei, Tajima, Hozoin, Tsutsui, or Ichirai, all of whom are famous historical Sohei.
>>24914526Maro of the GuinneapigbatMaro of the ApplepearMarowak
>>24914526>>24914531>>24914542>>24914558Maro of the LightningOmar the ThunderousRaidenWang FireSun WukongBiribiriMario Sun Strike
(We're at 328 posts and in auto sage. Would someone please archive this?)
>>24914646It will be hours before we even reach the top of pg 10. Chill out.
"Though I do not look it lady, I am a poet and a singer - I would have your name so that it may be turned into art and song, and lifted in praise to the celestials of the sun that they may know your generosity before it is returned to you".The lady blushes "My name is Fire-Upon-Snow"."And the heavens shall know it". You bow and head off towards the house of White Tiles. It is an exceptionally large building, noted for the white glass tiles it uses on its roof, and the floors of the interor... Apparently it advertises the best tea in shen jiao, and some of the most hospitable accommodations.You are greeted by a confused looking girl upon arriving. She asks your business here, and you respond by telling her you come from the dojo of centered flame, and were directed to find accomodations here by Master Ren Zhao, her jaw drops and she flutters off in an absolute panic to find the proprietor of the inn.The Proprietor it seems was sent a message by Ren Zhao by firehawk that you were to be accomodated here... and that there was to be a tea ceremony performed for you.You are hurried into one of the deepest rooms, in the whole (unbelievably large) complex. The proprietor tells you that your staying here is to be an absolute secret, while you search for your sister.Before long you are guided into a room where a meek girl kneels in front of a teapot, head bowed almost to the floor. As you sit, she introduces herself as Fire-Lily, the properties best tea girl.[ ] Ask about her name[ ] How long has she been here[ ] Only tea ceremonies?
Goddamnit, I keep doing it>>24914723yes this was me
>>24914723>[ ] Only tea ceremonies?What else do they do here?
>>24914723>These names.Srsly. What's up with them?
>>24914753>Fire-Upon-Snow wasn't ever intended to be an actual npc, Fire-Lily had some stuff written up since the end of the first episode
>>24914723Bow back, it's only polite, and offer our blessing.[X] How long has she been here
>>24914739Fire-Lily giggles as you blurt that unconciously, "It's an inn with girls... take a guess".You turn bright red following her implication.
>>24914820Your edginess is showing again.
>>24914820I hope the tiles are white just because they're clean.
>>24914608>Name the guinneapigbat if you must name something, It's still around. I just haven't had cause to write anything about it yet.
>>24914820Woo boy, our Master knew some interesting people.Hmm, the goon we beat up earlier said that Lao Len had a cut from everything, this might be complicated. Probably will be alright though.>>24914835It's a whorehouse. You do know that pretty much every major culture throughout history has had prostitutes. It's hardly edgy.
>>24914820Shopping and talking about boys?
>>24914841Boy: TotoGirl: Kima
>>24914835>edgy edgy edgy>quest runner had stated that he wanted to portray a grittier avatar world, more in line with certain periods of chinese dynasties.If this is going where I think it is, it wasn't uncommon for girls to be sold to geisha houses / music houses at young ages, china had been doing it for a damn long time before japan picked it up. It's not edgy, its historically accurate.
>>24914835http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geishahttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yijihttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OiranSo fuckin edgy.
>>24914811"How long have I been here? Um, the only thing I remember before coming here is lady lao... that must have been at least twelve years ago"[ ]Lady lao?[ ]Ask about her name[ ]Tea ceremonies
>>24914987>[ ]Lady lao?What can you tell me about her?(OOC: Why did they want us here at the Tea Ceremony again?)
>>24914987>[X]Lady Lao?Oh shit son.
>>24915006>You spent your birthday in prison. Your master was trying to treat you.
>>24914987[X]Lady lao?"I happened across talk of a Lao Len earlier, would this be the same Lao? Could you tell me more of her?">>24915006Because our Master set it up for us for presumably because he's awesome like that. He was shown to be a bit of a perv when he talked about the women doing the agni kai topless.My guess is that her name is a house name, kind of like strippers have fake names.
>>24915019>To whoresDon't cut yourself on that there edge.
>>24915019(So..... Get our dick wet, basically?)
>>24915029I think you're just imagining it, FagAnon.
>>24915031No, he wanted to give us a comfy room and a tea ceremony only.>>24915029I won't pretend that my writing or plot is the greatest thing ever to grace /tg/, but if you're not enjoying it you're more than welcome to leave.
>>24915029>>24915031>tfw it just turns out to be actual tea ceremony>because our master really really likes his tea
>>24915065>>24915063Oh okay, my bad.Then just drink tea and ask about Lady Lao.
>>24915065Well the tea is probably part of it, what's the point of getting laid if you don't get to drink some delicious tea before, after, and if you're daring, during the fucking.
>>24915083That was sarcasm, we're getting laid. LAID I say.
>>24915028"Lady Lao? Would you happen to know if this lady lao is also known as Lao Len?" You question.Fire-Lily nods slightly "I think she may be called that now, I'm not too sure, it's been a very long time - some of the newer girls might know better, but this is really a terrible choice of conversation for tea".You sip the tea Fire-Lily has prepared... and it is wonderful, you make some small chat about the leaves used and she remarks that the leaves came from Jin, but they're rare and hard to get.[ ] Ask about other girls?[ ] Offer her some of your Jin tea leaves.
>>24915151>[X] Offer her some of your Jin tea leaves.>[X] Ask if she plays Pai Sho
>>24915151>[ ] Offer her some of your Jin tea leaves.Give her the leaf~But seriously, do give her at least some of the leaves we have.
>>24915151"So what's a monk gotta do to get his dick wet?"
>>24915151[ ] Offer her some of your Jin tea leaves.
>>24915171>Ask if she plays Pai ShoOh shit!Good idea, Anon!
>>24915151[X] Offer her some of your Jin tea leaves.I'm hoping this is a euphemism for sex. We'll ask her more about Lao Len or who would know more about her afterwards.>>24915171Strip Pai Sho! Strip Pai Sho! I'm not sure how it works, but it'd be awesome.
>http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24908363/Thread archived.(Not by me, though)
>>24915171Again, I vote for this.
>>24915171>>24915172>>24915178>>24915195You bring out the package of Jin leaves that your master gave to you and her nose scrunches up on her face - and when she sees the first few leaves she claps excitedly and jumps up and down."How did you get so many of them!" she absolutely bubbles"You must keep it a secret - but I come from jin, you may have a quarter of what I have here"Her jaw drops."... Do you want to see me sing or dance now? I'm not as good as the other girls...""No thank you, do you play pai sho?""oh!!! pai sho! that's something I'm really good at!"You spend most of the afternoon playing pai sho with Fire-Lily, talking about her life at the house of white tiles, and you begin to build a clear mental picture that the house proprietor is clearly corrupt and in league with lady lao... but upon one comment you freeze, fire-lily mentions that the newest girl sold to the house by 'lady lao' has complained about her separation from her friend 'Pan' "who is from jin too!"End of firebender quest, episode 2.Open Q&A time.
>>24915352Did we get laid?
>>24915352Why so oat?
>>24915352Have you ever watched / read To Aru Majutsu no Index? What about Railgun?
>>24915378If I say yes, I'm edgy mcedgerson king of the edges.If I say no, I'm prudy mcprude, king of the prudes.Use your own imagination.
>>24915382Because he's a Quaker.>>24915391You would have been Edgy McEdgerson either way. Playing woe-is-me victim like this just further cememts your sharp, edgy crown.
>>24915390Nope, I have not. A lot of the parallels I'm attempting to draw have their reference in books like "Under Heaven" (guy gavriel kay, great book check it out), and my own (somewhat limited) knowledge of asian history. I learned to speak a bit of chinese in highschool and participated in a few cultural festivals etc.
>>24915415How you manage to not scalp yourself with that crown is nothing short of a miracle.
>>24915429Index / Railgun is actually nothing like the quest thus far. I was just asking.
>>24915352>that the newest girl sold to the house by 'lady lao' has complained about her separation from her friend 'Pan' "who is from jin too!"Either a new girl here is our sister or a friend of our sister.
What is the functional justification for wearing a cape / cloak?
>>24915415Being frustrated at a few people being dinks is normal, I'll get over it. Deliberately trying to interrupt the story to grate and angst over something you seemingly don't like is being a dick.If you don't like it leave, I'm not writing for you. I'm writing for the people who do like it. I apologized once and catered to people who thought I was being too gritty before, and I won't do it again - because I know it's impossible to satisfy everyone.
>>24915483I've also been curious as to why we're wearing a cape.
>>24915483We're not wearing one though, we're wearing robes and carrying a khakkara
>>24915391And my imagination says yes. Bitches love tea, and pai sho.When is the next thread expected?How much work would it be to channel lightning through our staff, have the lightning arc from one target to another or split?How difficult will it be to teach? Because one day we will probably end up teaching someone. Could you tell us some more about our family, what we know about them, what they're like? Same with Rokan.>>24915483We don't have a cape. But it conceals movements and can make your movements harder to predict, can conceal weapons, can be used in the off hand in some varieties of fencing, it's warm, it can have piles of pockets to hold things.
>>24915539>When is the next thread expected?Next Saturday.
>>24915539When is the next thread expected?I have a twitter but i dont like to use it, It'll take me a few more days to write up the next segment of plot... A lot of the middle of the thread was improvised, I tend to jot down a few points and an npc or two and then go from there.>How much work would it be to channel lightning through our staff, have the lightning arc from one target to another or split?Honestly, channeling lightning through the staff won't be easy, but putting the staff in the off hand and blasting with your fingers is easy enough. As for arcing, It depends on how much you practice, remember that this is new even to maro.>teachingWait till you get it all figured out first.>Could you tell us some more about our family, what we know about them, what they're like? Same with Rokan.Check the first thread on archive, I explain a bit there. >>24915474>Either a new girl here is our sister or a friend of our sister.The boat Pan was on got attacked by pirates, pan got kidnapped and brought to local crime boss.
>>24915539>Bitches love teaTea is Fire-lily's *favorite* thing.
>>24915619>The boat Pan was on got attacked by pirates, pan got kidnapped and brought to local crime boss.Oh yeah, we're coming for Lady Lao.>"OH SHIT, MARO COMIN'!"
>>24915642Yup. Bitch touched our sister, ain't nobody touches our sister.She's going to throw benders at us who we'll outclass because we're damn good, and then lightning her in the face. Nobody hurts our little sister.
>>24915669The real question is whether or not I want to use my SPECIAL FUN TIMES npc in the next thread
>>24915669"NOBODY FUCKS WITH MY FAMILY!">Lightning bolt to the face
>>24915678They were hinted at in this thread
>>24915678I just hope that the next thread is soon.
>>24915685I'm still waiting for some hermit to hunt us down for stealing stuff from his garden and abducting his flying rat thing.
>>24915619Could you describe Rokan's appearance? We did just get a self-portrait from her.
>>24915717Remember that guy who was flipping out over me apparently direct important patamon? read the first part of his initial comment.>>24915731I'll scrape my folders for a picture if I have one, if not I'll do a description
>>24915785>Oh shit nigger we're about to fight an angel.Or an airbender. Meh.
>>24915834Well if we run into an airbender wondering about the guineabearpig, I think we should name it Taka, and saying it's his we'll just tell him that we found it in the forest before a storm, offered it food, and it chose to follow us, but if it chooses to leave us and return to him that it's the animal's prerogative. It probably did have someone as it was wearing something.Or you know, we zap that mofo.
>>24915785Rokan... sans swords
>>24915952Is Rokan tattooed like that?
>>24916031Yes. Family thing.
https://twitter.com/DelicousBreadMy twitter, I'll update it when I'm running.Pic is my terrible beartrap kitty. Good night participants