Moonlight shines through the shattered stained-glass windows of your castle, looking out over the dark forests of Ulvenwald.Your servants scuttle to and fro, cleaning up the puddle of urine the fool of a vampire hunter who smashed your windows left. He has been long since taken away, left in the tender ministrations of your porcelain dolls. He deserves no less, after the damage he's done.You would thoroughly enjoy making him personally understand why fire is not to be brought near your dolls or your books, and why the laws of hospitality must be obeyed…But you have another guest coming soon. The mayor of Mark, the city where your castle resides in Grand Victoria, is coming to play chess with you, and you will need to personally attend to him.You step forward, and let the passageways of the castle take you to where you need to go.
>>24975262You are Isabella Katarina Markova, twelfth of the line of Carmilla, thirteen generations from Dracula, the First. This places you with enough blood and power to make you a minor noble in Shadescast, the city of the vampires, and possess your own castle- which does not necessarily have sensible geometry, and which is not always in the same place. Though your physical appearance is that of a young girl, you are actually three and a half centuries old. You spend your time responding to requests from other vampires for lore, and holding tea parties and other social events, both with humans and vampires. On occasion, you indulge in adding one or two of them to your collection of porcelain dolls…
>>24975274ull Character sheet:Stats:Ferocity: 23Physical power and intimidation through savagery. Also may affect how animals treat you. You have weak ferocity; most vampires are stronger than you and closer to their animal servants. Eeriness: 60The degree to which you can radiate eldritch wrongness. Affects the strength of your magical abilities and mindfuckery, and how good you are at scaring the hell out of people. You are very, very eerie. Your domination is stronger than most vampires, and your magic and mindfuckery are strong. Celerity: 29How fast and dextrous are you? How good are you at flying?Your celerity is average. More than half of vampires are faster than you to a greater or lesser extent. Of course, you can still outrun most any human. Masquerade:32How good are you at ignoring standard vampire weaknesses and hiding your vampiric nature? How good are you at persuading others?You're about average at hiding your vampiric nature. Minor vampiric weaknesses don't bother you, but the sun will kill you, and you do slip up in front of guests occasionally. Acumen: 54How smart and obervant are you? How much occult and esoteric knowledge do you possess? You are astute and perceptive. Few things get past you. In the political arenas of the vampire world, you are dangerous. Your knowledge of the occult is broad, allowing you to come up with spells for most situations. Other vampires come to ask for your help on matters of lore. Discipline: 44How much mental fortitude do you possess? In a contest of wills, can you protect yourself? How long can you survive without blood without entering a feeding frenzy?Your willpower is above average. You can go for a month without feeding, though you will hate every second of it and it will weaken you. Powerful vampires would think carefully about plans that involved dominating you; they would not, however, dismiss them as flawed for that requirement.
>>24975285Holdings: 24 (15 Castle, 5 Catacombs, 4 Unspent)You own a large castle and the catacombs beneath it. This castle exists in multiple places simultaneously; though it is rooted in Shadescast, the vampire city, it may also manifest in other locations.The doors that are currently open go to:Mark, in Grand Victoria, the land of the Ever-Shining Sun. Fields fleets of airships that cross oceans to many other lands, trading for spices, silks and tea. Watched over carefully by inquisitors both official and unofficial, carefully guiding the light of the Empress to where it is needed most. Dangerous political waters for a known vampire, but extremely profitable if played right. An abandoned castle in Ulvenwald, the land of bountiful forests. Dark and foreboding in its rocky crags and forgotten groves, a perfect place for a vampire who doesn't want visitors to live. Other, stranger creatures are rumored to live in the woods as well, and the villagers give sacrifice to pagan gods to keep away the things in the dark. Shadescast, the Vampire City. The true location of the castle, passed down through vampire sires. An eternally-dark city hidden in the depths of the earth, where vampire clans strive for dominance and the purity of your blood is everything. Founded by a direct child of Dracula- but the both that first vampire and his direct children have been gone for centuries. Some say he is dead. Few believe it.
>>24975292Servants: 24 points.15 Castle: Dolls and House Staff 5 Catacombs: Personal Butler4 unspent. Your servants:Personal Butler and ValetThis long-standing member of your household staff is utterly devoted and incredibly competent. He has the duty of maintaining your personal rooms and protecting and reviving you should you be 'killed'. DollsYour collection of porcelain dolls.Collected from those foolish enough to challenge you or worthy enough to deserve a place in your collection, these dolls are the result of extended ritual torture, creating perfect, beautiful servants with only a shred of their former selves left within them. Most people will mistake them for completely ordinary dolls until they start moving…Household StaffThe remainder of your human servants, who do mundane jobs around the castle such as food preparation. Have all been dominated for so long they've forgotten how to think without orders.
>>24975295Your vampiric strengths and weaknesses:Cast a shadow or appear in a mirror any time you want.Cross running water easily. Ignore the power of garlic, though it offends your senses.Go out on a cloudy day with heavy clothing and a parasol without lighting on fire, though it's still uncomfortable. You cannot approach someone faithfully presenting a holy symbol to repel you, nor can you walk on consecrated ground. Holy water burns like acid; in food it is a very nasty poison. Anything that will kill a human will kill you, but you will regenerate from most minor wounds. Lethal ones will result in you reforming in your coffin over a period of a few days; this may be longer in extreme cases, particularly deaths from fire or holy magic. If you are staked, decapitated, burned, or exposed to sunlight while in your coffin, you will stay dead. You are faster than any human, but slower than a lot of vampires. Some humans can approach your level of brute strength, which makes you very weak for a vampire. However, you make up for this with your supernatural powers and mental strength.
>>24975301Your supernatural powers are as follows:- Dominate 99% of humans with no save on direct eye contact. Even other vampires will have trouble resisting your hypnotic gaze. - Extended domination on the order of years will result in utterly devoted slaves.- You can only maintain so many dominations at once; around 20ish is your current limit. - Nudge humans to like you and follow your suggestions with your voice.- Focusing your voice on an individual, cause them to take any course of action you can phrase reasonably. The individual may resist this.- You have minor telekinesis and can generate small illusions at will.- You may choose to passively radiate an aura of sanity damage by revealing your true, cursed form.- You may become mist, a bat, a cloud of bats, a wolf, or a shadow at will.- You can ride the senses of animals easily, and the senses of dominated intelligent servants with more preparation. This leaves your body in a trance, but in whatever form you left it in (so you can possess something while leaving your body as fog.)- You posses blood and shadow magic. In dark areas you can make shadows come alive and obey your will. You may choose to spend blood in your body to cast any type of thaumaturgy you wish. Blood from others works as well, but most blood magic requires writing in blood, so incidental wounds are unlikely to work for much more than giving you a tracking device and wedge into the target's mind.
>>24975307On blood:- Vampire blood is addictive and will give you an in into the mind of humans that drink yours. If you drink of the blood of a vampire and are fed upon by that vampire, you may rise as a vampire on death- but it's not a guaranteed thing. Ritual may increase the chances, but it's never certain that someone will rise from the grave. -Vampire spawn require the blood of their sire to live for the first year they rise from the grave. They are easily influenced by their sire, but will naturally grow to resist this. - If you do not feed for long enough, you will fall into a deep, death-like sleep until you are reawakened by blood or something with a pulse. As you near this, your instinct to feed will grow stronger and stronger. People who awake starving vampires rarely survive.
>>24975314The system we are using is roll-under. If you roll under your stat on a d100, you succeed.
OH SHIT IT'S VAMPIRE QUEST.Next time tell us the approx server time of the next thread before you split.Archived thread 1 for you, although you may want to do it yourself in the future so as to get the tags / description you want.
>>24975262Shall we step directly into meeting the mayor, or is there anything you wish to do first? you have about an hour before he arrives.
>>24975386Thanks, but my schedule is wierd enough at the moment that this is basically happening on an ad-hoc basis. I'll remember to give my best guess next time, though.Thanks for the archive, by the way.
>>24975397Well make sure we clean ourself up and get properly dolled up, it wouldn't do to not be looking our best. Fixing the broken windows if we have the time, letting any sunlight inside would be bad. We've already directed our Servants to fixing up what they can and salvaging the damage, make sure a nice sitting room, along with tea and snacks, is prepared for us and the Mayor away from the clusterfuck and damages.
>>24975427Roll 1d100 for our Acumen to arrange things such that nothing appears unsusal for the Mayor.
Prepare for audience with the mayor. Receive him in an undamaged wing of the castle.Act like nothing is wrong. Save face.
>>24975397Have our servants clean the piss up if the haven't already. Be ready to have the Mayor directed to a suitable (non vandalized) room when he gets here. Not sure if we greet him ourselves or make a butler do it. Whatever. Whoever greets him should avoid the damage.>>24975408Your welcome. And for time, a range of hours would be nice, as well as whenever you think the next day is. You can make a twitter to say daily if there's gonna be a thread or not if you're planning to keep this quest going for any amount of time.
Rolled 31>>24975437Oh boy.How counting rolls? First only? Best of 3?
Rolled 60>>24975437Rolling.And make sure that we put our hair up and have proper elbow length gloves and a fancy dress.
Rolled 55>>24975454hooray>>24975459boooMan, we're fucked if we ever get in physical combat with a vamp and have to roll under 23 (although when both people have stats I don't know how they interact).
>>24975442The twitter is a decent idea. >>24975454Rolls are first with commentary. If you just roll and don't talk, I reserve the right to ignore your roll if I want.For important checks I may take best of three.This one will be used since you asked a question.
>>24975472Opposed rolls, whoever gets a success first wins. If both get a success, whoever has the most degrees of success wins (furthest under their stat.)
>>24975489ah, makes sense. I'm assuming if we fight with normal humans they'll have stats in the teens or so?
>>24975484kay.Are you going to have situational bonuses ever lower (raise?) the dc for actions? Like having the high ground and a holywater dipped spear would be way better than being unarmed in a physical fight.Or the element of surprise. Or poisoning our enemies first. Things like that. They have effects on the roll reqs I assume. Yes?
>>24975500Normal human skills max out around 25. As such, highly-trained humans can actually beat us in a straight-up fight because we're tiny and have less leverage and weight. Of course, they will never make it that far if we're not idiots.
This human will believe what we wish. We could receive him in a cellar and tell him it’s a palace in the clouds if we chose. Don’t allow him to suspect anything might be wrong.Split our brave huntsman’s tongue and break his hands and feet. Just in case.
>>24975525>Implying they wouldn't become insane before they could land a single punch.
>>24975517Circumstance modifiers are of course involved.Poisoning someone will lower their stats. Powerful weapons and situational advantages will increase Ferocity.
>>24975454>>24975459>>24975534The servants are quickly and efficiently directed to repair the stained-glass window, and you remember to have the wards on the dollhouse activated so that the vampire hunter has no chance of accidentally interfering with your game of chess. Then you retire to your chambers to prepare for appearing in public.> How do we present ourselves in public?> Sweet and Childlike> Dark and Elegant> Wise and Learned> Occult and Mysterious> Other?As always, there are no insignificant choices.
>>24975484>Rolls are first with commentary. If you just roll and don't talk, I reserve the right to ignore your roll if I want.Even on things where the action is already clearly defined? Seems a bit silly to add commentary on how we tell Acumen to clean this mess. I get that some rolls really need it, but with others it's a bit much.
>>24975602As I said, I reserve the right. If something is massively obvious then I may just take the first roll, but I want to encourage participation in the thread. There will almost always be something to discuss; the post doesn't have to be relevant to the roll, just to the thread.
>>24975594Public? I thought the Mayor was coming to us?No matter.Dress dark and elegant.
>>24975594> Sweet and ChildlikeMilking that creepy kid schtick as much as possible. Turning to dark and cruel if it doesn't get us what we want.
>>24975645More accurately, how do we present ourselves to official guests such as the mayor.
>>24975654I was kind on the fence about picking S&C at first, but I was probably overthinking it. I'll change >>24975645 to sweet and childlike.
Sweet, proper, precise.The gas light empire is in love with itself.Conflate us in his mind with his favorite child, or a dead one.Just because were damned doesn’t mean we cannot see that the empire is the greatest and most laudable thing in the whole of the earth. It would be a crime not to collude with us. To offer us a chance for redemption.
>>24975618Silly anon. Isabella is already jailbait.That actually makes me think, though. We should totally frame some poor bastard as a child molester.
>>24975737The hunter perhaps? Or maybe his family, just to twist the knife further.
>>24975594Start as Sweet and Elegant, like the daughter of nobility we are. Change to fit the mayor's reaction.
>>24975755Nah. He's getting dollified.
>>24975654>>24975678You smile into the mirror, and turn to carefully observe the white and pink dress that you've selected, considering the impression of childlike innocence you've built; and you select a tiny pink top hat fascinator to place atop your head. To all the world, you look like just another spoiled heiress...Which, of course, will only increase the effect should you choose not to act like one. > Dressed this way, you gain +5 Masquerade, +5 Eeriness, and -5 Ferocity.> No-one will really believe you're a monster while you're wearing this, which will make it all the more shocking when you are... You descend the stairs of your castle and move into the front hall to recieve your guest.> The mayor will arrive if nobody breaks in with any more preparations.
>>24975594>Sweet and ChildlikeWe are a Noble, we will always have an air elegance. And we radiate eldritch power so we always appear Occult and Mysterious.
>>24975776The mayor already knows us though, he's gonna expect whatever we decide because it's retroactively 'canon' and how he knows little miss vamp.
>>24975813Yes; essentially you've just decided what your default approach is to interacting with human officials.
>>24975781No one said we couldn't do it to his family, ruining them before/after we dollify his mind. Twist the knife.>>24975800> The mayor will arrive if nobody breaks in with any more preparations.wait wat
>>24975829IE, there is still time left, but if nobody in thread has anything else to do before the mayor arrives we'll skip to his arrival.
>>24975800Make sure tea, cookies/biscuits, and an antique hand-carved chess set are set up to receive our guest.
Alucard, from now on, can you put Isabellas name in the OP so I can put a filter on it.Trying to filter Vampire Quest will get to many results.
>>24975800>tiny pink top hat fascinator to place atop your headSqueeeeeeeeeTime 4 murder!Not really.>>24975839Yes, let's do that. It's time for tea and chess!Speaking of which, we can actually eat things that isn't blood, correct?
>>24975839Let's make sure we've got somewhere non-wrecked to welcome him, and maybe freshen up (though we might just be able to do that magically) so we don't look like we've been laying in a dusty coffin, avoiding wrinkled clothes, etc. Gotta look proper for social visits.
>>24975839Let's get to it.
>>24975843The servants have prepared everything necessary for your usual game. >>24975848I'll remember that. I was thinking that the quest name was rather generic looking at the archive on sup/tg/.>>24975853Yes, we can eat normal food, though it doesn't sustain us. We still taste things normally, of course. >>24975865Has been done.
>>24975839Nah, just make sure the hunter is unconscious before the mayor shows up. And show him nothing but the utmost courtesy and grace.
Actually we may want to make sure the hunter isn't about to start screaming if he's within earshot.Perhaps hold off on the dolls torturing him if he's not in a soundproofed chamber.
>>24975871When the heck are you going to have a highly destructive little sister?
>>24975875>>24975913We made sure to refresh the wards on the Doll House. It'll be fine.We should make a point of mind-raping him as soon as our gust is gone. He might know something that is time sensitive.Wouldn't want to miss it because we were dragging our feet.
>>24975800A knock comes from the front of the castle, and the servants open the small inset door in the grand gates as the mayor comes inside, handing his wet coat and hat to a servant as he steps out of the constant rain and fog of Mark. A large, jovial man, the Mayor grins at us and spreads his arms wide, the gold chains across his plump belly jingling as he calls across the hall to us."Isabella! It's been too long since I've last seen you. I do apologize if I'm a bit late." His eyes twinkle merrily, and he steps across the hall towards us in long strides, stopping as he nears us to bow formally and kiss our hand, as custom dictates.He crouches down so that his face comes to our eye level, and nods seriously. "Well then, not to rush you, miss Markova, but I would like to get to our game as soon as possible. I've worked up quite an appetite walking through the rain to get here!"The mayor, of course, has no idea of your actual history; he believes you to be an orphan heiress, quickly thrust into your role as mistress of the house. A boisterous man, your careful manipulation has made him start to consider himself a bit of a father figure to you- which, of course, makes him all the more eager to overlook any little slips you make. A few more weeks of your careful game, and he'll be under your thumb for good. At least, that's what you estimate.But for now, you need to talk with him and pretend to lose at chess. > How do you reply?
>>24975979Agreed. The sooner we interrogate and indoctrinate him, the better.
Naw, our brave huntsman was a fool on a suicide mission, even if he didn’t know it.After tea we should inspect our various holdings and try and guess what he was meant to distract us from
>>24976050His actual name is Jake Redford, by the way.
>>24976050Start by kissing both sides of his cheeks."Of course Mayor, as always it is a pleasure to see you. Right this way so you may sate your appetite and teach me more about chess. At this rate I may even beat you in a game eventually due to your skilled tutelage."
>>24976050"Ah, I would be a bad host if I didn't offer at least some refreshment, Mr. Redford. And I'm surprised you didn't hire a coach* in this driving rain - frugal as ever I see!"*I don't know what level of tech Grand Victoria has, airships could be 1800s or even more advanced than modern, though from the name I assume closer to the firstAnyway, flattering and relatively simple dialogue since he thinks we're a kid. Bet Isabella relishes talking to people in the know so she can use proper language.
Hey guy, what can we use our holdings points for? Make new portals? Properties?
>>24976050Offer him tea and whatever we have the servants make. Crumpets?I'd say to hug him, but I don't think we're quite there yet.>>24976120Do we normally call him Mr. Redford or Jake? Jake seems a bit too informal. Maybe Mr. Mayor?
>>24976050"It is wonderful to see you again Mayor [name].Let us go to the lounge and enjoy our game."If we're not actually trying to get anything from this, just conditioning him for later, can make small talk about Mark and get some exposition about the city and what we want to get from it? Or what we can get from it.
>>24976203Sir? Sirrah? Lord? Mister? Sure are a lot of possible titles
>>24976179Coaches is correct.Redford is an avid outdoorsman, but eats more than enough to make up for whatever excersise he might happen to gain from it. >>24976191Currently they represent power we have to claim land and other things we want. A small house is five points of Holdings. >>24976214Mayor Redford is useful to us as he knows the local political landscape and talks about his work. He also can acquire titles and deeds for us, and quash investigations at the local level. This is useful to us, because Grand Victoria is obsessed with purity; religious types are everywhere and at least some of them will hassle us just for having a castle. The Mayor keeps the Jehovas' Witnesses equivalents away for us.
>>24976268And we get more points via money or...?
Tilt head forward, smile demurely, mostly with our eyes. After he takes our hand and kisses our glove squeeze his fingers for an instant with the hint of a frown behind a crooked smile. Turn bodily away so he can’t see our face, count to three, regain composure. Start walking towards the study. “I’m very happy see you… I’ve almost finished that book you lent me. The queen’s gambit is scintillating. Though I think I’ll still get most of my work done with pawns.”
>>24976268Ah, he sounds like a useful fellow then, and with his mantle of office we can't really off him without a really good reason anyway, so makes sense to use him for menial work and distractions.If we use any kind of powers on him, say to make him more obedient or have him ignore anything strange or incriminating he sees regarding us, could the inquisition find out in some way (through magic would be most obvious)? As long as he's easily manipulated like this, it might be unwise to increase our hold on him if so - with his position he's probably more likely than most to get scrutinized.
>>24976214>>24976179Mayor Redford nods to you and smiles."Why thank you, Isabella. I'm sure your cook's meals are as delightful as ever."You patiently steer him to a seat in the lounge, where the chess board has been set up for you to play your weekly game. You're white, as usual. He compliments you on the pastries that your staff has prepared, and you are unsurprised to see that he's already eaten three. He's going to keep your cooking staff on their feet. As you consider your opening move, you go over in your mind the tidbits of information that the Mayor has told you before about Mark, and think of what you'll ask about during this game...> Roll 1d100 for Acumen to determine what we know about Grand Victoria at large and Mark in particular.
Rolled 94>>24976379Go Go Gadget encyclopedic knowledge!
Rolled 38>>24976379I'm really hoping we know something about the airships and the religion of the area.
>>24976328>If we use any kind of powers on him could the inquisition find out in some wayI assume this is why we've been subtly influencing him over the course of weeks/months rather than just insta-slaving him.Can we get some info on Mark and Grand Victoria itself?You said great profit could be made here. How so?
>I thought Acumen was the name of our butler.>I'm retarded
>>24976328This is the main reason why we don't just Dominate him. Domination can be detected; more subtle forms of control such as that of your voice cannot. Currently, the mayor will do small favors for you, but if he believes it will harm the populace as a whole he'll absolutely not do it. Careful extention of your control will make him willing to do larger favors (such as deflect real investigations from on high) and protect you from your enemies. There's no real drawback to this until you start actually using favors, at which point someone might notice the mayor's odd behaviour.
Rolled 55>>24976379Time for exposition.
>>24976430Acuman or in the case of many of him, Acumen, -could- be our butler's name!
Rolled 78>>24976379What is immediately around the exit from our castle? What kind of inquisitorial presence is there in Mark? Economy? Mages?
>>24976392Ignoring this one>>24976403In favor of this one.Lucky that >>24976392 didn't post a little more detail, eh?
>>24976469I don't know how I feel about this.
>>24976469nigga watwait what's good bad? Highs good lows bad? Or highs bad lows good?
>>24976596It's a roll under system. Low is good.
>>24976596Highs bad lows good 90% of the time. Roll under your stat.
>>24976592>>24976596its a roll under system guys chill out.
>>24976592>>24976596If I remember things correctly, it's a roll-under systemI.E.We take our acumen score of 54 and try to roll under it. The larger the difference is, the bigger our success.On the other hand, if we roll over 54, our fail gets bigger as the difference between the ability score and our roll increases.
>>24976445You go over what you know of Mark and Grand Victoria in your mind.Grand Victoria is an island nation in the middle of a cold sea, where rain and fog are facts of life. The nation is ruled by divine right; should the emperor or empress be deposed, it is a result of them losing the favor of heaven. As such, the existence of vampires, sorcerers and such are viewed as direct challenges to the rule of the crown, and are preached against daily in town squares and churches. Formal and informal organizations dedicated to their eradication exist, both at a local and national level. Each town has an office of the Witch-Hunter; they are in charge of trying cases of witchcraft. However, many of them are incompetent. At a higher level, the Inquisition hunts for bigger threats, examining nobles' estates and merchants' houses. You've also heard whispers of a secret organization, reporting directly to the Empress Hikari Gloriana, that handles the most dangerous and powerful work- but if they exist, they are very good at their job, because no-one has found and solid evidence of their existence. Why would a vampire wish to live in this place, where every corner searches with prying eyes for corruption…?Power and money. Grand Victoria is the largest airfaring nation, and while it might not have the best technology in the world, it comes in a close second. Its colonies stretch across the globe, bringing ideals of honor and nobility wherever it goes. It's the centre of a merchant empire.And not all nobles taken by the Inquisition are vampires. In fact, the majority of them aren't. The inquisition's unparalleled authority means that if you can get inside it, it becomes a powerful, powerful weapon to make your way in the world with. A careful vampire can amass great holdings and large numbers of servants here, not to mention fleets of ships to spread their influence elsewhere… > Continued
>>24976681>Empress Hikari GlorianaSo this place is Japangland. Ok.
>>24976681Mark is a costal town, much like most of Grand Victoria. One of the larger manufacturing centres of the nation, it holds great shipyards where the airships of the nation are born from canvas, wood and gas. Its nobility are many, but not so many that your presence has not been noted. A heiress with a castle is a useful political tool for many of the nobles here, and they undoubtedly will be sending you visiting cards as soon as they can figure out a way to do it in such a way that their rivals don't find out. Recently there's been some trouble with workers at one of the shipyards; they're complaining about terrible pay and low safety standards. > So, anything you want to ask the Mayor?
>>24976715Japchinangland, plus a dash of the Imperium of Man.
We can also collect little witches with nowhere else to turn, an underground railroad that goes all the way to hell.
>>24976746>The Imperium of ChapanglandSwag
>>24976760in b4 we Big Sis Witchpire now
>>24976760Yep. Though anyone who's stupid enough to be caught by the municipal-level hunters is probably going to take quite a bit of training to be useful to us.
>>24976728Let's ask about the different colonies. They sound oh so exotic! Then we can see how that business with the workers turned out. I'd imagine the formation of unions and such will be quite a bother for profits. Maybe e could even attach some strings to that show and manipulate the formation of a union with one of our minions as its head.
>>24976728Ask about how his job has been going, any troubles he's been having.If he's unmarried ask about his marriage prospects and any eligible ladies. If married ask after his no doubt lovely wife and any children he has if he has kids.Check in on the general state of Mark, how he's planning on dealing with the workers.Of course make sure to look like an overly curious kid when asking, not conniving.
>>24976728"So, how are things going in our put-upon town? The Empress still demanding ships at unreasonable rates? I've been too busy going through the ropes of estate management to keep up with the news I'm afraid."I figure pretending we're busy learning to do noble things and politics from our experienced butler both allows us to more easily manipulate people (they underestimate us + see us as more innocent and worth helping, I figure such things would carry a lot of weight in Grand Victorian society) and have excuses for not being available for social calls when we're other places.
Small talk, fluctuations in the price of lumber, how’s the family, scheduled witch burnings, sure is rainy today, what was that you were saying about witches?
>>24976797I am okay with this. Train and make them fully devoted to us is a mutual thing!
>>24976838>Maybe e could even attach some strings to that show and manipulate the formation of a union with one of our minions as its head.The head of the United Airship Builder's League is actually our puppet. I like.Find an upset worker that actually has some smarts and gently nudge him to stir shit, then we manipulate it to take over something. I'm not sure what that something is, but we can take it over!
>>24976760>>24976797Plan. We get in bed with the local Witch Hunters.Everyone they catch gets burned in illusionary fire, then spirited away to us.We get steady supply of mages. Some will serve us, the rest will be sold on to others that have use for such people.
>>24976854>>24976870Seconding both of these
How strong is our cover? What long broken line of samurai templar do we claim descent from? Did our castle just materialize out of the mist or have we tied the crumbling façade of a derelict keep to our door?
>>24976854>>24976900You make small talk for a little while, easing the mayor into the game; then, while he's distracted by a difficult move, you ask about the shipyard strikes."Oh, that? It's a bad business all around. It's the fault of Lord Inzen, I'd say. He's been working them harder than usual, undoubtably because he wants to swell the ranks of his own merchant fleet. Sure, he promised them a share of the profits once the trades come back- but that could take years, and right now the workers aren't getting any time to be with their families. I'm doing what I can to settle things down, but…"He shrugs.You nod understandingly, though you make sure to adopt a glassy-eyed look.Then you perk up a little and smile at him as if you've just had the best thought ever."Do you think it could be witches?"He laughs, a deep guffaw that's almost contagious. "I doubt it, Isabella. It's just your every day people annoying each other. We've had no witches in town we know of for weeks.""Awwww. I was hoping I'd get to see one for real."He shakes his head."That's no matter for a little girl like you to worry about. Leave that to the Witch-Hunter General. Now, where was I…?"He place his hand on a piece and makes a move that would lead to his being checkmated in four if you were actually playing this game seriously. > Anything else you'd like to do? Just by chatting with him you cement your hold on him somewhat, but anything else you'd like to ask? Do you want to pry into either of these topics more?
>>24976995Roll 1d100 for Acumen for our cover.The castle, however, has manifested in an actual set of ruins. Everyone will remember it always having been there; so far as they recall it was never a ruin.
Rolled 41>>24977060What, to remember our cover? Or maintain it?Cause I thought we were the supposed heiress to something, now living in her family castle.>>24977028Perhaps ask how the WHG recognizes a witch? That way we can start setting people up if we dislike them.Finish it off with something to the effect of "I'm glad we have you and the WHG to protect everyone here."
Rolled 27>>24977060>The castle, however, has manifested in an actual set of ruins. Everyone will remember it always having been there; so far as they recall it was never a ruinHoly fuck! That's epic level mass hypnosis.Do you have any idea what we could do with that kind of power?!
>>24977028Any news from the Capital? Or from other lands?
>>24977116>Finish it off with something to the effect of "I'm glad we have you and the WHG to protect everyone here."That bit should come after he answers our question about witch recognition.Accompany it with a happy looking smile with eyes closed and maybe a head tilt. Maximum overadorable.
>>24977116>What to remember our cover?I think we're retroactively establishing our cover since it didn't come up until now...
>>24977137We could run for Empress....AND WIN! Despite....Empress not being a job that you get elected into....
>>24977028"Does the good Lord Inzen have plans for what to do when the workers get tired of promises, then?""How is the family doing? Have you convinced them to join you more on your hiking trips or are they as resistant to the idea as I would be?"
Perhaps we could have his family, for dinner, when the renovations are done.Also, there is prolly at least one vampire here already, that would explain our little difficulty earlier. Midrange plan- either completely mindfuck the huntsman into working for us of find a local charlatan to play exorcist. Start acting up in town, have him banish us, maybe even blow our cover here. Get the man some prestige as a wandering holy man out for justice who listens to the common man and isn’t part of the local hierarchy. ?????Witches and doors
>>24977116For how good our cover is the first place. How much examination will it hold up to. Taking this roll, we have 1 degree of sucess on our cover roll (10 points of safety.) Someone will have to beat us by 20 to find us out. >>24977137The castle is passed down from the line of Dracula, made in the times when vampires were even stronger than they are today. It has its own rules and own mind, and while it's generally helpful to you it may stop being so if you abuse it.
>>24977173>This castle may or may not be a TARDIS
>>24977028Compliment his chess skills, act in awe of them.Ask more about the local WHG branch, act a bit childishly concerned that they might go after a poor orphan like us. When he promises to protect us adorably thank him and maybe hold his hand.
>>24977184Like I said before, we're bizzaro Doctor Who.
>>24977184If it's a TARDIS, it's Dracula's TARDIS, and he had a few of them. Consider that for a moment. And that he's been missing for years.
>>24977201A universe where the Gallefryians failed and the vampires won that war? I can dig it.
>>24977153>>24977189>>24977142Okay, roll 1d100 for Masquerade in order to get an answer from him rather than having him just tell you that children shouldn't ask about such things.
Time for evul plans.>Shadow magic into a bar>Whisper to the drunks>"Public urination, defecation, and masturbation are all good ideas">"Privacy is for suckers">The bar get shut down>The town rages
Rolled 79>>24977274Tell him that we need to learn about the town and its goings-on, since we are after all in charge of the estate whether we like it or not, and would hate to mismanage it by missing crucial information or being ignorant of obvious truths.
Rolled 38>>24977274Who could resist a bastion of adorable like us. And our control of him should help.
>>24977287This could be done and would cause exactly as much uproar as you think it would.
>>24977173>It has its own rules and own mind, and while it's generally helpful to you it may stop being so if you abuse it.We will treat this baby right. It's a vampire castle, do we feed it?Would it like us hiring artisans and craftsmen to pimp it up?Also, please, /please/ tell me we have a second library or store rooms where copies of our valuable tombs are kept.We didn't just lose 350 years of magical lore when that cunt burned our library did we?
>>24977326Seconding all of this comment and questions.
>>24977319Evil overloli, away!
>>24977287>>24977319That would be a great way to frame someone for witchery.>Noble pisses us off.>Do the bar plan>Whisper to the priest that that noble we don't like seems rather witchy>Stash a human skull under his bed or somethingAnd they burn him at the stake.
>>24977294>>24977310Ooh, not good. >>24977313Too late, unfortunately. >>24977326The castle dislikes alterations to its structure. Repairs and maintenance are appreciated; failing to maintain it will make it like you less.Adding superficial things such as tapestries and furniture is good; the more expensive, the better. We have a personal library in our sanctum where the most valuable volumes are kept. Nothing irreplacable has been lost, but it's still going to be pain in the ass to replace the less-important books we did lose.
>>24977375You smile and ask him to elaborate a little bit on the witch hunter and the situation at the docks, but he clams up, only gruffly insisting that such things aren't suitable for children, and continues on with the game.You could probably just take the knowledge from his mind; you've had him here for long enough that you can probably do it without him even noticing, and without leaving any traces for others to find. > Steal the information from his mind, Y/N?
>>24977375>>24977313 is also a failure anyway, need 32 or less.
>>2497741837. We got a +5 for being childlike for this.
>>24977418Actually, it's a failure by 1. +5 Masquerade from our current clothing.
>>24977416> Steal the information from his mind, Y/N?What's the chance to cause damage with that?
>>24977416No no its fine. We'll find out some other way.>>24977375So the castle is a fussy bessy that likes dress up? Cute.
Mnngh, a hard choice. If it's like 99% chance to have no negative consequences then it would be great, but on the other hand is there really a chance that we'd get targeted by witch hunters when we've done absolutely nothing suspicious so far?
>>24977416Nah. We can find our other ways, if they'd as incompetent as has been let on.
>>24977416>> Steal the information from his mind, Y/N?>NDon't bother, we're playing the long game with him. You said we'd have the control we want in a few weeks, we can get all the info we want from him then.
>>24977438Ah right, still.
>>24977418+5 Masquerade from our outfit. It was a success.>>24977416Do it, be careful and prioritize not leaving traces over getting everything.
>>24977438Sorry, new here but do we have to vocalize specific commands to dominated individuals? Assuming that prolonged mindfuckery of any sort will make an individual more susceptible to our domination, I'd like to force the mayor to play a better game of chess. Even if that means picking some of his moves for him...
>>24977416You decide against taking anything from his mind at the moment; it's too much of a risk that he'll be investigated at some point in the future.The game's coming to a predictable loss on your end, though you're doing better than you did last time. It'll be so much more entertaining when you can use your full skill against him...> Anything else we want to do before he leaves? Buy any property in town with our Holdings? Ask him for any favors?
>>24977536Without giving him overt instructions, obviously.
>>24977536He's not dominated, so you can't just pass him moves. He is more susceptible to us as we've been training him, but not enough that we can give him silent suggestions without that showing to anyone investigating.
>>24977549Are we involved in the airships in any way? If not we should be.Express some interest in getting into that. It will be fun. And if Inzen opposes us, we turn his workers against him in full and then do operation get the bar closed and frame Inzen.
>>24977549"Oh, by the way, would you mind keeping an eye out in case any particularly ruthless or disreputable nobles or merchants seem to take an interest in me or the estate, and warn me? I'm not too good with money or management yet, and I'd hate for someone experienced to trick me into extremely unfavorable deals."
I have a plan. Outline of one anyway.Once we have control of the Mayor. We find out where witches are burned, then, using the disgruntled workers, we start a riot that wrecks the place. Make sure a few fires get started if need be.Then, we offer a generous donation to the city and have the site rebuilt.We are a new young Heiress, doing something to attract favour and gain respect would be completely expected of us.Have the new witch-burning site constructed with hidden illusion charms and a teleportation circle.People see the witches burn and hear their screams - never realizing it's just illusions.The witches come to us. Some will be kept and trained to serve us, some will be sold on to others. The useless ones will either join the serving staff or do for a snack, whatever.Opinions?
>>24977549Let's try getting into the airship business. That's the whole appeal of this place, yeah? So let's take advantage of it.
>>24977629You'll need more Holdings before you have the resources to pull this plan off.
>>24977615This is pretty decent. We should also ask if anything interesting is in the grapevine about the capital or something.
>>24977587Ok, thanks for clarifying. Might as well ask him about potential investments in town, we might be "young and clueless" about how all that business stuff works, but we are part of the community and should do something with our inheritance... Play the loney little girl looking for acceptance angle hard.
>>24977652And how do we get more holdings? Money? Property?
>>24977615I like this. Play on our perceived vulnerability.
>>24977668I'm also still kinda fuzzy on how holdings work in general.
>>24977668>>24977706Holdings represents both abstract wealth and actual buildings or places you control. You gain more as you gain status and wealth. Holdings come with an equal number of Servants. We have four Servant points also undefined, but usually the two go together (IE, if we own an airship yard we also spend an equal number of Servant points on the workers.)>>24977634>>24977609You can either invest now or later. At the moment, you don't have enough Holdings to make a controlling interest anywhere, but investing may make you more Holdings from the airships your workers build.
>>24977744So, in theory, we could set up some sneaky scheme that just made us look rich as fuck to artificially inflate our holdings, which would allow us to take over some profitable thing and then actually acquire some holdings that are less abstract.Interdasting.
>>24977744Hmmm, I see. Perhaps it might be good to ask the Mayor to see if there's someone around to help us with our investments, to make connections with the airships. For us to Dominate and enslave.
>>24977668>>24977706If we want to make some easy money, I have a plan.OP said we can establish new doors in places with our power and will.We establish a new door somewhere that has a lot of poverty, lots of street urchins and beggars.Then we open one in a place with a thriving slave trade.We head out at night and use a little influence to lure in the poor, then ship them directly to the slave market.Quick cash. Once we've milked as much from the local poor as we can without drawing fire down on us, we close that door and move on.
>>24977824Yes. Which is why Holdings are defined in the top post to show how much of your holdings represent things you actually own.
>>24977830Sell some for blood thralls to vampire land?
>>24977830Yes, you can do this. However, establishing too many new portals at once will annoy the castle as it becomes "stretched", and it may eventually stop cooperating.
Hey guy, what's in the catacombs anyways? Storage space or full of zombies or thralls or something?
>>24977863If there's a big market for them, yeah.Anywhere there's a demand. Some sort of Rome analogue or with the local Drow equivalents.
>>24977897/shrugI still want to fill it with hobo fleshbeasts.
>>24977827Spending some holdings on advisors is certainly something you can do, and it would be quite cheap (relatively speaking.) 1 Holdings for a dedicated lawyer and investor who is not yet under your Domination. >>24977897The Catacombs are where you reform if you are killed. As such they are heavily trapped and contain multiple secret passageways and escape tunnels, as well as some of your more valuable items. Your Butler came with them and is dedicated to your immediate revival should you ever reform there.
>>24977926Oh we will. We just need to find a city slum or wait for enough adventures unworthy of becoming part of our doll collection to show up.
>>24977952Oh, I should add. The Dolls and the Household Staff have been under your control for long enough that there's no sign of mental magic on them anymore. You don't need to maintain your control, because it's part of them now.
>>24977973one of us one of us
>>24977952Lawyers and financial planners (trustworthy ones) are always useful to have on hand near long term bases of operation. I'd support spending a holding to acquire one.
>>24977883Okay, let's do this. Can we get some locations to choose from?If there is a suitable market in Shadescast, we can just open one door.Either way, we will invest a nice chunk of our wealth to pimp out our castle.I'm talking about beautiful tapestries that once adorned the palaces of Emperors a thousand years ago. Wall murals made of precious stones.This castle has some fucking amazing possible applications. We will spoil it rotten and make it love us.
>>24977952I say we should go for it. Thank the Mayor for coming and ask his help in calling for a lawyer-investor to us.
Alright, so I think this is consensus:> Don't invest at the moment> Ask the mayor to watch our back> Slave Trade> Take over a shipyard> Profit!> Start stealing witches> Train black magic apprenticesIs this correct?
>>24978043It would appear to be overall goals we're discussing, yes...but not quite doable yet, friend.
>>24978043Also sabotage the bar, but I think that is part of taking over the shipyard since it will be used to remove Lord Inzen.But I think people kinda want the lawyer / investor. I'd be down with that. We might need em for the shipyarding.
>>24978043Add in, hire a local law office for our future investments in Mark and that's it.Make it happen.
>>24978102Making the first part happen.
>>24978043You forgot 'Fucking torture and brainwash the hunter into a doll'
>>24978124That's a given. And a hobby, not a long term goal.
>>24978043Also, rip all the information we can from the Hunter's mind.
>>24978078>Also sabotage the bar, but I think that is part of taking over the shipyard since it will be used to remove Lord Inzen.These things can be integrated.Build wealth with slave trade. Once we have enough to buy a controlling interest in the ship yard and sponsor the rebuilding of the witch-burning site.We start a riot with his workers, wreck some of his holdings and smash the old witch-burning site.
>>24978043Do witches or their blood sell for a better price than most slaves in the vampire city? Do they act as better bases for flesh crafted horrors than vanilla mortals? I'm assuming the answers are 'yes', but I figured I might as well check.
>>24978153Seconded. Once the Mayor leaves, mind-rape him and get everything he knows.
>>24978153Do we do this before or after slave trading?
>>24978179I'd personally guess that the blood of witches, magicians, and other supernaturals would be a lot more valued than bog standard human blood.I bet Fae blood is expensive as fuck, but tastes like the forest.>>24978195I'd do it before, we know that someone is after us and our holdings, we want to know as much as possible before going into a new endeavor in case they try to sabotage our loli butt.
>>24978179Sell better, harder to modify, more powerful once modified.
>>24978166What we really need is a competent, dominated witch hunter...packaged delivery would be so much more efficient, don't you think?
>>24978214Excellent. Thanks OP.
>>24978195We torture-interrogate as soon as the Mayor leaves. He has...upset us.
>>24978214Cool. We should find out who the local WHG is, invite him over for tea some time, foster a relationship between us like the one with have with the Mayor, make him feel protective of us and trust us, then we can sic him on people and also get access to his info on what's going on around us.
>>24978221Then we'd only get the few he was able to smuggle away. And we'd have to come up with cover stories for why these Witches weren't getting burned. People might wonder where they were going.People see the witches burn. No one suspects they are missing. No one comes looking for them.They get teleported right to our holding cells.
>>24978195Wait. Mind ripping the information isn't going to lobotomize him right? We want him to feel everything we're going to put him through, no early escapes.
Our blood is addictive to humans, right? What if we very sparingly lace it in the food/drink we give our guests. Over time, the mayor and anyone else we choose would become psycologically and physiologically dependant on us. Would that be detectable like domination is?
>>24978327>we'd only get the few he was able to smuggle away.No. We'd get first pick on any he stumbled across. No need ta tag 'em when 'e bags 'em, ya know? Also, we could have him put political or financial rivals of our on the stake to burn. Just a thought.
>>24978361We should use that for longer term (staying with us for a week or so) guests since that's bound to leave a detectable mark (addiction aside) on the infected individuals.
>>24978327Hmm, the only issue I have is how public the snatch and grab is. Then again, as long as we're replacing the body on the stake and teleportation spells are undetectable I doubt any of the blind little humans will catch on.
>>24978255>>24978211>>24978189>>24978153You look a little downcast, and turn the conversation to the meanness of Lord Inzen and how you need somebody to watch your estates in case of people like that. The mayor, of course, is quick to volunteer, and he also recommends a good investment manager to help you with your estate. As you let him checkmate you for what feels like the hundredth time, you smile and bid him goodbye, thanking him for the game, and knowing that he's slowly but surely coming closer to the utter devotion to you he's destined for. But for the moment, as he steps outside once again into the driving rain, you have other business to attend to. You step down a side corridor and down a flight of stairs, carefully approaching your dollhouse. A silver key unlocks the door, and you step inside, carefully avoiding the tea stains on the floor. > Continued
>>24978488The dollhouse is a cheery place, its floor covered with teacups and spoons and bowls. A doll perches on a pile of overturned bowls in one corner, sipping tea from a porcelain cup. Murals cover three of the walls; the fourth is a large, ornate gate into the cheery, wonderful world of the tea party. A window in the western wall lets in the bright glow of sunlight, and you bask in its warm glow as it passes over you. The hunter lies slumped over onto the table, looking for all the world as if he's asleep. Charm bracelets adorn his wrists and feet, little treasures given to him by the dolls. Then you blink, and let yourself see the truth...The floor and walls, stained with blood in intricate designs. The pile of skulls the doll perches atop. The bones scattered all across the floor. The hellish light that burns from the western wall, casting everything in fiery red.The heavy, iron-banded door that takes up all of one wall. The ropes that have cut into the skin of the hapless hunter, suspending him helplessly from the ceiling. The burns, punctures and lacerations all across his body. His teeth, scattered along the floor.As you watch, the doll picks up one of his teeth, dips it into blood she's drinking, and crushes it in her teeth with a satisfying crunch. The dolls have done well in the short time you've given them.You doubt he can still speak. Not that it matters.> Roll Eeriness to rip the memories from this broken toy's skull.
>>24978495Wow....we're metal as fuck.
Rolled 65>>24978495Hopefully we get a bonus to this due to circumstantial bonuses, like him being completely unable to resist anything we do to him. And our dolls are so cute today. Be sure to praise them.
>>24978550Hunter's roll to resist.
Rolled 93>>24978495>the dolls eat teethFUCKING BROOTALWowzers. Clap clap clap.Now slap him on the face with a severed hand (there's gotta be one in here somewhere). "Speak up!" teeheehee "Oh who am I kidding. here, let me lend you a hand." Then smile big and rip into his mind.
Rolled 63>>24978550I need to add dice in the field.
>>24978583>He beat us by 2
>>24978592Yeah, but I sincerely doubt that his Willpower at this point is anywhere near our Eeriness. I mean it might be good normally, but currently he's tied up and tortured, cut off from his God, and is missing a pile of teeth. He's not at top form, and even if he was we'd probably still have more Eeriness than he did Willpower.
>>24978592No, because his Discipline is lower than our Eeriness. He fails by five degrees due to circumstance modifiers. We succeed. We win the opposed test. post coming soon
>>24978477My plan is assuming we can ward the magic so no one can detect it. If that's not viable we'll do something else.Providing it is possible, this would get us the most potential witches. We can pick out the cream of the crop for ourselves and sell the rest for a nice profit.The people see and hear the illusion of witches burning, then get left with a pile of ash and some blackened bones.No one is the wiser and no one asks questions or comes looking for them.>>24978416>we could have him put political or financial rivals of our on the stake to burn.Yeah, OP already said this was a thing. We'll secure influence with the hunters with our generous donation.That will give us the opening to invite a few of them over to socialise. Give it a few months and they'll be eating out of our hands just like the Mayor.
>>24978550The hunter can't even raise his head to look into your eyes.So you grab him by his jaw and force him to look.The red-hot tendrils of a probe that doesn't care about the person behind it rip into his mind, setting his world on fire. He only knows how to show you what you want to know. It is his reason for existing. A man. In a heavy cloak. Why are you not surprised that you can't see his face? Right, because the person A very large bag of coins. A small piece of porcelain…Someone took a piece of your dolls to him. The person who sent this man was in your castle. Either as a guest, or without you knowing. And it's not on the hunter. Someone still has a piece of one of your dolls, and is using it against you.This is a larger problem than you thought. You tear into the hunter's mind with even greater fury, but nothing else remains. He is useless to you. Whoever sent him hid his tracks well. > What do you do with the Hunter?
>>24978774*The person you are looking for is not an idiot.Accidentally a sentence.
>>24978774I say fuck with his head. Let the dolls keep on playing with their new toys for as long as they like, and when we come to visit him we'll drain some of his blood and care for him a bit, make him fear the dolls and look forward to us coming and draining him. Because inducing Stockholm Syndrome is hilarious. For now drink some of his blood and bandage him up a little bit.
>>24978774Can he still think / feel pain?Or is he just a big fleshy vegetable.
>>24978774Well that's no good. Call all the dolls together and try and find out which doll is missing a piece. And then for being such good toys, let them play with the hunter. Be sure to have him changed before he dies though.
>>24978582Where did you think they maintain their porcelain skin?Of course they eat teeth and bones. >>24978844The mindrape's knocked him unconcious, but he'll come around soon. And yes, he can definitely feel pain. The dolls are good at inflicting pain.
>>24978808Roll acumen. Do we have any guesses? Whoever sent the hunter very well may know usand vice versa
Rolled 56>>24978901Rolling acumen.
Rolled 39>>24978901Take 2
Rolled 58>>24978901Well they obviously have been in our house before, likely as a guest of some sort.They knew we were a vampire and are likely a rival of ours. Probably another vampire with a reason to have beef with us.
>>24978774Darn, we did get any information on his home town or social habits? Could be useful in breaking him,again and again. For now give him a few drops of our blood, whisper that he looks so much prettier now, and leave him to the dolls.
>>24978890Ok then. If he was a vege then I was gonna have him be the start of project hoboflesh.But he's not. So new torture!Use blood magic. Make his skin on his belly grow long and flappy. Then cut some off when he wakes up and stitch it shut. Repeat a few times until we have some fancy hunter leather for making doll clothes, leatherbound books, lampshades, etc.
>>24978917>>24978928You can think of a few minor candidates, but nobody really leaps to the fore. And none of the dolls appear to be missing any porcelain; if you didn't miss it, then it must have been long enough that it's grown back natually.
>>24978969Well of course they aren't missing any porcelain, they're sitting in a room full of teeth and bones to fix themselves!
>>24978901Clearly its a fellow lower class noble. No one but magic users or vampires uses big face-concealing cloaks and not upper class noble would deign to use subtle tactics against us. Perhaps its one we publicly humiliated or one we took shit from?
>>24978956I approve of leather harvest torture.
>>24978956If we go for this have the dolls do the cutting and us do the stitching for maximum mindfuckery. We want him to be scared of the dolls and to revere us, it's funnier that way.
>>24978990My money's on "bitch ass nigga wats to jack our castle"
>>24979013Agreed. We have to do the casting too, though. Unless the dolls have blood magic.But we can do that when he passes out from the pain.
>>24978956This would normally cost you some hunger, but because you're using his blood it won't be an issue.
>>24978774>What do you do with the Hunter?Let the dolls play once he wakes up. He can be a hobby for the next few years. We'll drop in an play every now and again.>Someone still has a piece of one of your dolls, and is using it against you.Some sort of sympathetic magic? By controlling a part of the doll he can influence the whole?If that's the case it should go both ways. If the part is connected to the whole, the whole is connected to the part.Inspect our dolls and find the one influenced by his magic. See if we can trace him.If we can't, we'll lock the doll up so he can't use it for anything.
>>24979037Then lets do it!
>>24979045I mean using it against you politically. But you can roll Eeriness and Acumen to see if you can track the piece of doll that's missing.
>>24979037Then start the magic while he's still out.Then order the dolls to hold off til he wakes up. We want to watch, but he can't see us. So sit in the shadows and watch them cut. Then we stitch him back up.Rinse and repeat
>>24979017Our pad is very swank, yes. Its possible it might be a commoner vampire trying to rise in the ranks. Taking a castle and drinking our blood would make them a noble as the OP said.We should use some of our holding points to get some 'underworld' connections in Vampire Land. Someone wants us dead, so lets find out who they are and kill them publically to make such attacks stop happening.
Rolled 77, 55 = 132>>24979071Worth a shot, why not?
Rolled 73>>24979071Tracking spell.
>>24979089We have 3 points of holdings left. In order to do things in Shadescast you'll either have to go there or send out some servants.
>>24979118Also roll Acumen for me.
Rolled 7, 14 = 21Eeriness + acumen
>>24979119We should send out servants for prospects and meet the prospects ourselves says I.
>>24979013Yes. I assume the dolls will be making boots, gloves and hats out of him?
>>24979172And hats and scarves and ribbons and it'll be wonderful! Its time to...ACCESSORIZE! MWUAHAHAHAHAHAHA!
>>24979172>Peel off his face like an orange>Blood magic to grow him a new face
>>24979143Sigh, if only this counted... Remember to write something thread relevant when you post.
>>24979211>Make a trenchcoat out of faces.>Face lampshades>Face leather couches>Face toastercozies
>>24979159Seconded.Also, we need to hire/enslave some goons.Clearly, our household servants are not warriors, that dick was able to run around our castle wrecking shit for a couple hours while we were out.He got lucky against us. That could happen again, we need some extra security.
>>24979211No. We give him a porcelain mask reminiscent of our dolls. When he sleeps we regrow his face. Sometime after he wakes up, the dolls cut it off again and lovingly replace it with the mask.
Rolled 42, 57 = 99>>24979071There ought to be some major sympathetic connections there, which should make it easier.And if we need more blood for it we have a convenient bag of it hung up for us. What sort of terms are we on with our sire? Could we call him in for a favor if need be?
>>24979159Do we have any guarantee that our servants wouldn't be poached?
ITT: Vampire affected by Phyexian Oil Light
>>24979143>>24979111You examine all the dolls, but can't make any links from any of them. But then you realize something.Your finger skips back along the row of dolls, as you count under your breath..."thirty-two... fifty... sixty... sixty-one..."A doll is missing. You hadn't noticed, earlier- your collection keeps growing, so sometimes you forget dolls. But one is definitely missing.> And let's end the session there, folks. I have to go to class soon and this is a good cliffhanger to end on.> The new official quest name is "Vampire Doll Quest" because these things are not going to go away.
>>24979442THIS FUCKER IS GONNA BURN. Attacking us? Fine. Expected. Taking our dolls!? THAT'S OUT OF LINE BUSTER.
>>24979442Someone stole one of our dolls, unforgivable. They'll have to replace it.What is our relationship like with our sire and with the rest of the vampire community? Are we known, trusted, respected, liked, disliked?
>>24979442When are you running the next one?
>>24979442Thread's archived on Sup/tg/, additional votes are o-okay. > Archivehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/24975262/> If you want to upvotehttp://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=vampire+doll+quest> Next thread will be:Most likely tomorrow morning or in 4-5 hours, depending on how much prep I want to do and whether I feel like running this again that quickly.
>>24979529"Tomorrow morning" for me is in 15 hours.Do note that I'm doing this on an ad hoc basis so this is not a guarantee, your own fault if you F5 futilely.
>>24979556So, about that twitter.
>>24979556>>24979574If you wish to avoid futile F5ing, follow me on twitter at @Wergeldt.
>>24979583thanks for running.
I love how all the weird shit I wanted to do got shot down in Blatant Fetish Quest, but in here we're full steam ahead on it.
>>24979626You are a vampire.Casual sadism is expected.> See Hellsing
>>24979626shut up snapple
>>24979442>sixty-oneAnd I didn't notice at first, but sixty-one. 61 dolls. Fuck yeah. So good.
>>24979626Well it makes sense; everyone has a fetish or two, so lots of people reading BFQ want to play as a good character that's a futa or into BDSM or whatever. People interested in vampire quests probably just have more tolerance for extreme violence than most.
>>24979738We've been alive for a while. And a very busy girl.
>>24979738Possibly more. She wasn't counting all of them...
This quest is promising and I can't wait for more world building about the world occupied completely by trans-dimensional vampires. Politics, empire building, magic studying, the sky's the limit!
>>24979756Aside from the main character being a dickgirl, BFQ was surprisingly vanilla. There was some minor bondage, a strap-on, and anal.
>>24979756We're not even being that fetishy about it in this case, sure we're sadistic and fucked up, but it's not about sex, it's about power. I don't really see Isabella as the sort to really care all that much about sex, there's the logistical problems from having a child's body, and tea, blood, dolls, and fucking with people's heads is a lot more interesting.
>>24979881well sure, I didn't mean it was anything sexual (though the original poster might), just saying. Fetishes aren't inherently negative or repelling, while killing, maiming etc is, so it's hardly surprising that a quest that focuses on the former attracts a more squeamish crowd that prefers good characters over one focusing on a fantasy creature with which the latter is commonly associated.
>>24979995Okay.Note, I'm just fine with sadism, it adds to the character and allows for some interesting stuff. But the moment being sadistic towards someone is detrimental to our health and position I am going to advocate for toning it down. I'm aiming for a responsible Lawful Evil, we follow a rational code of conduct, respect hospitality, and don't randomly piss off potential allies or things that are too big for us to take down alone.
>>24980055Stupid evil will get you smacked down hard.i can vouch for that.
>>24980100Just like stupid good would. Mainly it's just stupid that'll fuck us over.What are sire/child relations usually like?
>>24980100What about the whole nabbing people if we think they're really pretty and would make good dolls?Because you said we already did that; it's what part of our collection is from. Just confirming that this occasional indulgence is not "stupid evil".
>>24980055We are Isabella Katarina Markova, descendant 12 of the line of Carmilla and 13 generations from Lord Dracula the First. We will hold ourselves in a manner befitting our stature. We are not some animal enslaved to our hunger or our urges.
>>24980143As long as we do it safely and smartly that's not stupid evil, it's unnecessary, but it's not stupid. Now if we took the daughter of a powerful noble in a public fashion we utterly deserve to have a fucking Witch Hunt unleashed on us. >>24980159Damn right motherfucker. Politeness, poise, and grace. We treat our guests well and follow proper etiquette of hospitality. Unless they fuck with us, then we end them.
>>24980191This. Smart, careful indulgences can be done.Stupid ones? No.
We should use the hunter as a guinea pig for things.For example, I'd like to know if our telekinesis is able to knock someone out by pressing their carotid.
>>24980745Also a good idea. Test dummy til we get bored and doll him up is good plan. Anon is kredit to team.
>>24979738>>24979758>>24979769Don't forget, that dick burnt some of them.Bastard. I hate that nothing we could do will be enough!