(If people are questing this Memorial day, I'm not sure if I'm prepared for such a shitstorm after last thread... So many ideas thrown around...)Wiki here:http://tgchan.org/wiki/Gargoyle_Quest#AngelPrior threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/23814785/http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Stone%20MasonDiscussion here:http://tgchan.org/kusaba/questdis/res/69289.html#69425You are a human-form gargoyle crafted of marble set to protect a small town on the frontier of the wild darkness. Your people are still ignorant of what you are, and rightfully so.Knowledge of what you are would simply prove that they fear you or the monsters among them tempt your destruction.Last night: The Lady of Teeth had laid seige to Hearthson and Angel successfully defeated the wicked Unseelie Fae with the aid of the new Child- Gargoyle.After inheriting the Fae's wicked teeth, Angel is told by the other Gargoyle that Lady Manse demands his presence.The Gargoyle's stone runs cold as he realizes just how much of this disaster upon Hearthson is his own fault.Lady Manse's fury, barely constrained, she chastises the Angel's absolute and horrendous failure, save for a caveat.This attack was an act of aggression by the Fae, thus allowing her leeway in the council of other aristocrats to push for a war with the Unseelie within this area. One that would be respected as a proper retaliation that would not suffer intervention by the Seelie due to the fickle nature of Fae Law.However, with Angel's failure, Lady Manse must still carry out punishment, and gives the gargoyle a choice:To learn its original name, from the time that it lived as a human, such a thing that could cause the Gargoyle to go mad, become either demon or fae, or even perish altogether.OrTo have its wings descuplted and sent into the deep wilderness where few men of society have ever dared to tread.Angel has one night to decide.Awaken Gargoyle, The Night is Dark.
(I'm going to start with posts that happened after Lady Manse left the church...)
It dawns on you that there will be much healing to do... and that aside, you still have a decision that you must make, one that will require the counsel of those that you would count on as your friends, as well as charges...That thought warms and saddens you at the same time, and you hear the voice of the Lady of Teeth within you laughing, she drinks upon your misery... The Wench..."How many died in the attack?" You whisper.None want to answer, yet Clegane is the one that does," Still counting... I healed most of the injured.. the ones I could find... I've never known a fae to be so aggressive and bold..."Alice picks up," The Unseelie are very different.. and it may just as well be that their leader had a chip on her shoulder..."An awkward silence follows, and you bring up, the greatest cause for concern."Well... She has given me two damning choices... To Learn my name... or face a trial pf an exile..."Alice bites her lip, Marble speaks," Whatever you do, you must not learn your name, I... I... Gargoyles that learn their name.. They are not who they once were.. And yet they are... You very may well destroy yourself in trying to remember. . . And that's not to say that it would be your choice... The making of a Gargoyle separates the inherent evil and good in a person as Demon and Fae. . . Yet it only works when those two forces are already catalyzed by demons or the light of fae. . . To learn a name is to make those parts force a soul whole again... Among the Masons, we rarely see cases where a Gargoyle remains... a gargoyle... One force or the other takes over... Or the the Gargoyle dies... That's what y-" Marble silences herself and turns around. Not saying another word."I... Understand... thank you Marble... Perhaps if I make this choice... I'll be an exception.... Alice... If I take exile, I will lose my wings and be sent into the wilderness... Do you know... what lies out there?"
Alice clasps her hands over her mouth gently as she thinks.... Removing them, she starts."Beyond this city, from what my mentors have told me, there are titans that sleep within the land, dragons that dwell within caverns, and worse things that lurk in the dark.. There are people there that embrace demons and consort with spirits.. however they could no longer be called 'Human'. I don'y know of what you'll find exactly but..."Alice gives a hard swallow and shakes her head as tears begin to well up in her eyes," You heard Victora, she means to declare war upom the Unseelie. Fae law dictates that the Seelie will not become involved... Yet Fae law similarly dictates that should the Unseelie or Seelie be purged from the land, the remaining opposite must purge themselves as well. They are my friends far more than humans have been... I...I.. I need to rally the Seelie... I need to give them reasons to fight... I cannot let this witch and her demons destroy those I care for..." Alice steps away from the other people in the room, tears streaming down her face."I'm sorry, I- I'm sorry..."Pastor Clegane clears his throat," Manse has decided to involve the nobility... and with that ring... she has all the means she needs to start a war... I have no doubt she will use it to convert our own people into demons, by force if she need to... Angel... I cannot abide by this woman... And I... as much as it pains me, understand when arrogant mistakes are made. My time as one of the men embracing demons and consorting with spirits within the wilderness... I hurt many good people that should live here now... I may have to return fully to those ways to stop further bloodhshed at the hands of the nobility..." The man clenches his fists until his knuckles go white.The three before you have spoken their case... yet Marble seems neutral in the terms, aside from having you learn your name... It may be keen to speak with her in private.
At a sound, the four of you look over to the newborn gargoyle, as she's finally used her voice to bring attention to her take on the matter."I... I will protect this village... No matter... what you choose. It... it is mine. I care not if you learn your name and die or if you take exile. No more will die from monsters..." There seems to be a struggle within her for a moment before she speaks with more serenity," These demons within me... they are demons of war. I will not let them win.. The Faeries want to protect their home as well.. That woman is evil... Yet she is also powerful. . ."Marble stares intently at the other Marble Gargoyle, her mind working through various thoughts," Child, you are broken. I'll fix you up... Unlike your friend, you don't have powers of regeneration."The Gargoyle's voice whispers out gently, much like her previous manners," You have my thanks..."Is there anything else you would like to say?Any more opinions you would like to hear?It seems that Alice will seek to rally the Fae, and the Pastor will seek to reconnect with his past.You have the option of speaking with Marble in private after the other two leave, it seems that she's hiding something...The New Gargoyle is on your side.. though she may be an uncertain ally given what she's been forced to do...
You look to Marble, and then glance at the other three in the room. You get the feeling that you'd really like to hear what Marble has to say...And she won't be speaking without being alone with you."Alice, is it my understanding that you won't seek a full-scale war on humans?"The young woman shakes her head even as more tears stream out,"I... I don't even know if I can convince them... But it would indeed be a war against those that threaten their lives... though it would need to be the Seelie, and not the Unseelie..." She starts to mumble at the end.You had some concern that she might intend to declare war on humanity... You still aren't certain as to how exactly this will develop..."Alice, Pastor... Gargoyle child... Could you please leave Marble and I alone for some moments? I'd like to speak with Marble..."With some surprise, the two humans turn and look at Marble, who stares at you.They leave for outside with the other Gargoyle, and only you and Marble are left within the church.The woman grabs you by the now fully regenerated hand and takes you to your pedestal,"Come with me." She says, and not another word.The two of you approach the pedestal, and Marble bids that you touch it... you comply and you feel mana flowing back into you."This... this is your pedestal. Within this, the ashes of your bones have been molded into the stone so that you may stabilize during the day... It recharges your mana and brings centering to the inner turmoil... You could say that it's a meditation... Upon the back, set in letters known only to the Masons... They are inscribed by their makers... It would say, 'Awaken Gargoyle, the night is dark.' "The words... they feel familiar to you, right somehow...Marble continues," I am the one... I am the one that inscribed your Pedestal. However... I am not your maker."
Current Skill Tree.exp is at 1.
Current Magic Tree. With spell-type updates. I probably missed a couple.
>Demonic>Curse of Pain: Inflicts selected target creature and those within a meter radius a curse of increasingly agonizing pain. The more mana used in the spell, the more intense the pain is. The curse is more easily fascilitated with an item of personal possession and if infusion is cast with it, can generate a voodoo doll. 3exp>Voice of Sin: Your voice whispers into the hearts of mortals luring out their inner desires and drawing demons to possess their body. This ability can be used to lure a demon into a host, or it can be used as a means of suggestion to encourage or discourage certain behaviors.3exp>Evil Bolt: Harnessing the power of malice and killing intent, your draw forth an arcane bolt of pure energy that can either be used to impale or infect targets with such wrath. 3exp>Torment: An improvement from Curse of Pain, Torment harasses not only the body, but the mind. Drawing out primal fears and breaking the heart and minds of the average mortal, or weaker Fae. 5Exp>Desecration: You taint a given area, twisting plant-life into thorny, hard and poisonous counterparts. Mortals that walk upon the land without your protection will easily become sick or be influenced by demons. Water will turn into poison or even blood to reflect the tainted nature of the environment. Desecrated land is a sanctuary for demons, and demonic spells cast are cast at half cost for full effect.>Withering Aura: Your body facilitates desiccation, drawing out moisture from living things and causing decay. Your aura weakens those you come into contact with. Maintaining cost is 3 mana per round. 4Exp.
>Call of the Damned: An improvement upon voice of Sin that allows you to call upon host-less demons. Calling upon them will likely cause them to possess the closest and most suitable host bodies. If no hosts are to be found, they may be spoken with. Attempts to devour them will force engagement with all of them at once. **Should not be used without Demon-kin** 3Exp>Pale Light: You wield a ghastly illumination that drains the life out of plant and animal alike. Demons are not susceptible to the light, and Fae are weakened at high intensities. Primal beings often have far too much life force to be affected by this magic. 3exp
Anyone here? Heh..
Oh shit. Hi.
>>25078487Lurker since the first night here, but probably going to have to sleep sooner rather than later, sorry.
>>25078598It's cool man, I'm just taking the time right now to get all the spells and shit written up.I figured if it was dead, at least I posted when I said I would.And if anyone wants to argue whatever for Angel will actually end up doing, then there's that too.
Let's ask Marble if we can / what would happen if we incorporated the pedestal into ourself.Also ask if she knows who our maker is.And the demon rtee is nice, but I've got my eyes set on electrotank.
>>25078709Oh, and how long it takes after hearing our name for the soul turmoil to kick in. Is it instant? Delayed, if so how much? Variable between gargoyles?
>Fae Fire: Illuminate an enemy with the light of the Fae, and allowing you to track them wherever they go until the light finally fades. Cost: 5 mana.>Toadstool Ring: While not a true Faerie Ring, you can call upon the forces of nature and wonder to generate a ring of Fae magic that may in turn become occupied by such denizens. Any Fae magic cast within the ring is cast at half cost. Requires 10 minutes to channel a ring of 2 meter diameter. Costs 5 Mana>Pocket: Some Fae are especially known for their ability to hide things. Unsurprisingly, they have magic dedicated to the task! Pocket generates a compressed space that allows storage of numerous items and articles. There is a limit to this "pocket," and it can be increased. Costs 3 exp. Lasts indefinitely. Fae Law is fickle, and by that same right, so is their magic. Pocket can only store inanimate objects upom the basis that living, moving things don't go into pockets!>Treespeak: A Passive ability that lets you commune with the trees and plants themselves. Gathering information of events they've witnessed. Creatures that have interacted with them. Costs 2 exp>Growth: Increases the rate that a plant or animal grows manyfold. Can be applied to an area.Costs 3 exp>Animate Plant: Allows plant(s) and fungi to move freely, entangling creatures with roots, trapping them in branches, unleashing clouds of spores and so forth. It is a bit of a sneaky magic that can be cast from afar.. Costs 4 exp>Telekinesis: By bending the laws of reality, you may act upon an object without being in direct contact. By empowering this spell, you squeeze the real distance between two points, allowing you to strike from afar, or retrieve an object at range. Increased mana use extends the distance that this spell takes effect. Costs 4 exp>3 mana 10 Feet>4 Mana 15 Feet>5 Mana 20 Feet>6 Mana 30 Feet>7 Mana 50 Feet>8 Mana 80 Feet>9 Mana 100 feet
>Faerie Light: Creates a luminous, glowing orb of varying intensity. Reveals things hidden to the naked eye through magical means or otherwise. Can be compounded with some other spells to produce an area of effect or even a remote effect. Costs 2 exp>Dimension Door: Links two previously entered doorways to each other, allowing long-distance travel.*Fickle>Lunar Fire: A spell that's power is determined by the moon and its visibility. The targeted enemy is afflicted by a reality defying energy that burns only who is intended. Its flames are cold to all others, and persist so long as the moon is visible. (Single Target Spell) Costs 3 exp.>Inner Light: You become recognized by Faeries as one of their own kin. They see the light within you and trust you far more. Causes vulnerability to Iron. Reduces cost of Fae magic. Costs 3 exp>Fae Mind: Your inner light has settled well into your mind and you now see through the eyes of a proper Fae. Witnessing the magic and wonder, that mortals do not and becoming able to find the hidden Faeries Rings and Lei lines that dot the land.>Enthrallment: Casting an enchantment upon the air, you can cast mortals into a state of hightened bliss or intense rage. Truly, the humans are your plaything! Demons are immune to this affect. Some Primals are especially vulnerable. Exp Cost: 3>Hypnosis: Through direct eye contact or utilizing the magic of Faerie Light, you may hypnotize mortals into acting out your whims, forgot what they've seen, or have a generally nice day. Faerie light allows this to be done remotely, turning the spell into Wil-o-wisp. Can affect more than one target. Exp Cost 4
>>25078709Sorry Snapple, it's looking like you're the only other one here.A toast for feels that we're on /tg/ during Memorial day...Unless you're not in the U.S. In that case...Aside, I thought most people that partook in this quest were Euro or something.. Had a lot of talk about my quest scheduling before...
>They are inscribed by their makerswhy was ours not, why did marble inscribe ours if she is not our maker, did something happen to our maker, was he unable to finish his work... did something go wrong...?
>>25078877Nah, I'm in Florida. The tiny little tip of the panhandle that's still in CST. It's basically southern Alabama.Woo.And I thought after that 12 or so hour discussion after last thread, we would have more people.
>>25078877I'm here, but extremely uncreative and indecisive, which is why I lurk and only post when it is multiple choice and rolling generally.And just for to keep this going I'll second Snapple, I mean nothing can go wrong while following Snapple right?
>>25078918People were hypothesizing that we gargoylized ourself for <reasons>
>>25078934People listen to what I say all the time. You just don't realize it.
I'll say it, I think Snapple's a bro. Creative as shit a lot of the time. Makes some quests pretty interesting.>>25078947 I'm assuming that you mean they listen when you go anon... Huehue... Good stuff.
>>25078709This will certainly accelerate our decent into madness...I'd rather try casting pocket on ourself and stuffing it in there (mostly, leave ourself in direct contact with a small piece of the pedestal of something), but it's worth asking if either option is doable.Just got here, sorry I'm late.
>>25078877Im only here now but thats because i didnt know there was going to be one tonight>(End of Session for tonight, I'll see you guys again Saturday! should be 6p.m Pacific time... 2100 servertime.)> Saturday!its monday
>>25078976bawww fuck.I forgot to post that My schedule got fucked up that day. Forgot all about it.Well. We're gonna get rolling now.
>>25078760Seconded. We really need to try and get answers on exactly how crippling, and how immediate hearing our name is likely to be.
>>25078947I've lurked other threads where you have revealed ideas you suggested while anon, so I already recognize that you are capable of good, even great, ideas. But you are still as capable of making mistakes as anyone else.
Oh, and ask about Marble modding our hearing to deafen us in case we decide to go the noname route. I wanted to hear it, but just in case it's a gigantic no no even worse than I imagined.And if having the name beamed into our head with fae magic would fuck us just as bad, because I'm 99% sure Manse could do that.
>>25078969Hey, thanks man. Is funny how the QMs of the quests I'm in tend to like me more than the other posters most of the time.
>>25078947We do at this point, you just seem a little more...aggressive in challenging previously established characterization (motivations, interest, ethical limitations previously adhered to) when writing under that particular name/trip. Which can be good when it gets the conversation going, but can also start a spiral of random screaming across the interwebs. The key word in there is "seem."Anyhow, good to see ya Snaps, let's see if we thread the needle or go out in a blaze of glory.
"What do you mean.." Your mind turns over Marble's words... the words... are not those of your maker?You stare at the white-haired woman, her eyes looking at you nearly pleading and then away as she touches your pedestal with her left hand."I... knew your maker. It is why the Lady Manse knows your name..."You features frown as you feel something very familiar, yet still only at the edge of your grasp. Turning away,"So, The Lady knows my name because of you... She took it from you.. didn't she?"Marble looks down and fingers the tools on her work-belt gingerly,"I'm quite sorry... It means that I know your name... And I could tell it to you... Though..." She begins to shake her head, catching the dim strands of moonlight coming in through the ceiling."I... I need to know what your choice is, how will you answer Lady Manse? If you intend to hear your name, I may as well tell it to you now.." With a swallow and strained words, Marble spits out these last few," To refuse her the satisfaction.."You look back to Marble, the woman's eyes are dry, yet her face is contorted in discomfort and anguish. She must have seen the sad fates of other gargoyles before yourself..."How long... would the madness set in? How long would I have before I broke down?" Your words echo with nearly a sense of resolution. It would pain you to leave Hearthson in the hands of Manse and the mad-child gargoyle...Marble bites her lip and then answers you,"Most Gargoyles... It's immediate. They repeat it over and over as though they have lost something dear to them... Some claw at their own bodies in fear and panic... they destroy themselves... Others, seem to remember horrors they've committed in their life... Some ask for penance, and they often become Fae... Others revel in the acts as they've reveled in their demon-side... Those... well... those tend to require extermination... There are those that fight for a long time... and just fizzle out... (Cont.)
>>25079178...I smell infrequent but ongoing San checks...
>>25079178>It's immediateKnew it. Time to hear the name.No way we bad end here and now, r-right guys?
There have been few in history that have heard their names... and accepted their fate... Or went mad, believing that this is only a dream...I'm sorry... that I know your name... May God forgive me..." The woman clasps her hands together and bows her head, her body shaking.You face her fully and place a hand upon her shoulder."There is no need for that. There is no god in this world... We must do what we can for ourselves..."Marble shakes her head slowly,"No. There must be... A reason that we can keep going as we do... Something that we can hope for if we live long enough to simply die of age..." Her weathered face begins to tear up finally," We need to have hope for something... and it must be out there... We... of the Masons... Knowing the art that we know.. there must be something watching out for us..."Your expression goes sad. as the woman before you begins to cry. This whole situation must be falling down on her... She's blaming herself.>Any Kind words for Marble?> Learn your name.> Bury the issue.> Ask her other Questions.> Call the others back in.> Leave the church.> (Other)
>>25079239I'm not really the one to ask for these things, I'll take a good Bad End over a boring Good End nine times out of ten (the tenth time always reminds me why I usually go the other way).
>>25079239no ofcourse not, were the PC and the PC never dies... even if he makes a terrible choice that everyone is telling him as terrible and has never ended well for anyone else before, but were the special snowflake one and only survivour right mason...r-right mason?
>>25079239I'm tempted to agree. If we don't immediately and permanently loose it, that's one less weapon Manse can use if we do decide to blaze of glory it...
>>25079298Fuck it, learn our name. I want to see what happens.
>>25079298Want the name, but something else first.>> Ask her other Questions."What if I took in the pedestal? Into my form.. for stability and balance to weather the storm. I doubt it would make survival a ceertainty, but.. I cannot allow Manse to keep this power over me. I cannot allow her to keep me from protecting the peopel of Hearthson."
>>25079364>ceertainty>peopelFingers be slippin' tonight
>>25079364This. Also "This is NOT your fault."
>>25079401And then add a "No matter what" and some tearjerky part about not letting us become a monster if the demons take over, for there are many.Boom.
>>25079298"Do not cry, it is not your fault, you should not hold yourself responsible for the actions of "The Lady of Mance" heh. This is my decision and you are not to blame, Its my fault all this happened in the first place."
>>25079462Sounds like Vampire Bill, especially now that I imagine you with a southern accent.
>>25079469>The Lady of Mancemanse FUCK
>>25079364Just to clarify, I mean literally make it a part of us. Not just inside our pocket. I'm thinking Veins of Us to go with the metal. Or maybe keep the ash if it's ash and not bones dispersed throughout us evenly.
You place your other hand upon Marble's shoulder, gripping the woman firmly but gently,"This... this is not your fault. None of it is. I requested that you make the Gargoyle. You came here to aid me. And because of your intervention, this town did not go to ruin at the hands of a wrathful Unseelie. You saw not the extent of what damage that monster did to me. I incurred far more than the child did."Marble looks up at you, eyes still together... She leans away and you release her hold upon her. She turns and holds one of her arms,"Is it your choice then... To hear your name?""It is, However I have... a question concerning my pedestal... It is the source of my mana.. and centering... Would it be possible.. to put it inside of me?"Marble turns to you and looks you up and down,"You're a little small for that as it stands right now... However I may be able to incorporate parts into your form... Some Gargoyles.. erm... usually ones made of prisoners are commissioned to be sent into unknown lands and go absolutely wild... We do not see the return of many, and they are made large enough to take in their entire pedestal or simply have the remains infused in their bodies from the start.You were made as a guardian. To keep you from absconding from your duties, you are given a pedestal.. Ah.. I'm sorry for explaining in such detail... I... I'm used to speaking to new gargoyles and having to explain such things to them extensively...Aside, if it were discovered that I did this without Master Mason approval, it could mean my... excommunication from the Masons... In other words...""You are already to be hanged, and have graciously sidestepped that..." You think out loud.Marble finishes," Yes, and this would mean that I am never considered a full Mason... By honor.. and by the order.. I would be required to cut off one of my... One of my hands... I... I don't know if I could... even for you...""I understand...">Well, what now?
>>25079644Damn. Well, let's hear the name.
>>25079675But let's stand on the pedestal while we do it.
>>25079644Shit, didn't finish writing a little support speech for Marble in time.Sure, let's go insane. Try to force primal to dominate the resulting juxtaposed internal territory.
>Push the issue, tell her that this is for the greater good.> Leave it alone, and hear your name.> Change plans(Write in)
>>25079644>Would it be possible.. to put it inside of me?Toplel.
>>25079737>>25079737>>Push the issue, tell her that this is for the greater good."When I first acquired the veins of silver and iron, it was through my regeneration repairing my form around my melted daggers. Perhaps if I were to become damaged by [molly's] fire again and a piece of my remains were to fall inside, I could incorporate part of my pedestal without you having to be too involved"
>>25079737 Leave it alone, hear our name, spiral into madness.We're going to need both her hands intact if we stay sane and stick around, if not then there was no point in her integrating the pedestal to begin with.
>>25079778...if that were the case, couldn't we just use our new teeth to eat our pedestal?
>>25079737we have recovered our mana and are pretymuch running on all cylinders (and limbs) now right?
>>25079795Ask her that too, then.
>>25079795Wait, can we eat anything or do we just pulverize it? Because it opens up possibilities if we can absorb/store materials we've eaten.
>>25079795because we dont have a throat and it would be like how the cookie monster eats cookies by crushing it but not actualy eating it.
>>25079737Ask if she is authorized to repair damaged pedestals.
Before we risk madness, whenever that may be, "It feels like I know you from somewhere. I did, didn't I."
>>25079796Yeah. Touching it restored mana to max. and enough time has lapsed to restore all damage done by the Lady of Teeth.>>25079795>Eat the Pedestal.If Snapple weren't already tripped, I'd say you were him.>>25079831The Lady of Teeth was ACTUALLY eating Angel. She didn't give a fuck about the iron either.
>>25079864>The Lady of Teeth was ACTUALLY eating Angel. She didn't give a fuck about the iron eitherAlthough iirc we just got the teeth of the lady, not the whole rock munching digestive tract.
>>25079883That's why I was trying to get a ruling... I think SM is saying that the teeth let us EAT targets, but it's kind of iffy.
>>25079883That could be solved by getting Marble to install a hollow space in our chest with an access tunnel running up our throat to our mouth. Chomp-chomp swallow, remember to clean out any organic once a week. Could also be used to store smaller monsters' bodies for that merchant guy, always good to keep your hands free.
You stare at the pedestal as the moments tick by and a thought snakes into your mind, eliciting an almost playful grin in the midst of this tense situation."Marble.""What is it? Are... you ready?""No, not yet... about the Pedestal... Are you authorized to repair damaged ones?"Marble's brow furrows at the notion," I... hmm... That's unlikely... they're unique to each Gargoyle.. the one thing of yours that can't be replaced... why?"You smile wide and your teeth transform into your recently acquired chompers, courtesy of a recently deceased Fae Duchess,"What would happen... if I ate it?"Marble's expression contorts in confusion," Eat it? What... what even... I... don't think that you can... Unless you've gotten something that allows... and the enchantment upon the stone is strong to keep it from damage, what-">Will you commit to eating your pedestal? It willl be gone forever as a mana font. However it will allow passive mana regen.> No. Stand upon the pedestal and hear your name.
>>25079864Please, Snapple is saner than I am, I just usually keep my crazy to myself.
>>25079980Passive mana regen? Worth it. Champ chomp!
>>25079980>>Will you commit to eating your pedestal? It willl be gone forever as a mana font. However it will allow passive mana regen.It's actually a choice?Fuck it. It's time to see what happens.Not like it's been terribly useful as a mana font anyway, we already have regen and the new passive should be good enough for a night's rest to refill.Yes, I realize that we can't run back to it and get insta filled if there's a massive invasion and we need mana now.
>>25080003>Snapple is saner than I amI'll take things you never thought you'd hear in a Quest thread for $200.
>>25080045Crap, we should probably find a way to sell our decision as a perfectly reasonable response to our current circumstance to Marble before she decides we're already started devolving into insanity. Counting on ya Snaps.
>>25079980May it be writen in the books forever more that the first victim to fall prey to The Angel Of Teath was his own pedestal.
>>25080235>Teathwhat the fuck is wrong with me
>>25080235>TeathI seriously hope this just became then name of a town we cam move to if ours gets destroyed.
>>25080235Something about man being both the marble and the sculptor... or chewer in this case.
>>25080243Just following from your name, right?
Before Marble continues, you lunge into the Pedestal, your jaw snapping backward like a snake, courtesy of the Faerie's physiology. You rip into it and tear out chunks and chew savagely as you shred the enchantment and take in the material. The control you have over your own density allows you to reconstitute the accepted materials, crushing it smaller and smaller even as you take more.Your feast is not a matter of hunger, yet you do indeed feel remnants of power filling you as you take in your original home... the home that you will no longer have.>Maximum mana has increased to 35. >Mana will regenerate by 1 every 5 minutes.>2 every 5mins during the day or in direct Moonlight.>Angel will still be immobile during the day to the crude acquisition and lack of altering.Marble stares at you in absolute disbelief as you finish, you look at her with your eyes glowing, power leaking before your body fixed the new adjustments."I... I can't believe you really just did that... Those enchantments... That maw of yours just... tore right through them.. Are you... are you alright?"With smile mischieviously with the inhuman maw before you convert back to your original structure. "I am well. The way I see it, exile or no, I cannot simply leave my pedestal behind... Now, you need not cut off your hand as I have done this of my own accord.">.... Will you hear your name now?> Hear your name... you are as ready as you'll be for it...> Deviate, you will face exile instead.> (Other)
>>25080292>> Hear your name... you are as ready as you'll be for it...Let's do it.
>>25080292Eh, I'd prefer exile (after we learn our name) just to see more of this world, but I'm pretty sure the majority still feels like sticking around.
>>25080292>Angel will still be immobile during the day do to the crude acquisition and lack of altering.Damn, if I'd realized we could learn to day walk I'd totally have gotten Marble to chop her hand off "for the greater good." Shucks.
>>25080401Hope for that is not yet lost.Anyone else have anything to say?Or is it time to go down the rabbit hole?
>>25080334Wanna do any prep work first? Like, say, dominate the lady of teeth before we get seriously distracted by all our past memories flooding back?
>>25080430Kinda, but do we remember how long it took with the wendigo lord?If it's gonna take too long, we'll wanna just hear the name now.
>>25080428You tempt me SM! I'm trying not to start a shouting match and here is dangled a delicious shiny! Gah! Stupid impulse control...Eh, we should probably get our ducks in a row first, but since no one else feels like meditating first I guess it's rabbit hole time...
>>25080475I think our screwing the pooch and having to retreat to primal and far for reinforcements (and convincing said reinforcements onto our side) had something to do with the time. But I kinda wanna see if we go crazy and tear Marble apart, so let just hear our name and go from there.
>>25080523Far = fae...
>Life and Stone Acquired: The Gargoyle no longer has a pedestal... for it is now within him. Mana will naturally regenerate and the Gargoyle will gain bonuses to Sanity in its centering...
We will proceed to internal Meditation unless we truly want to hear the name and get on with it.The time is 1:30 now.First Sun is at 6:40.
>>25080589Lets get aquainted with our new guest but talk to alfa and troll (>talking to troll) for backup since this is windigo lord.V2 tooth fairy boogaloo
>>25080589Tell Marble we intend to meditate and to write our true name on a scrap of paper. Put paper in mouth safely behind teeth, don't swallow. Get out internal prison in order. if Marbs is still around, get her to tell us our name, if not, read the freaking paper.
>>25080657Hope we can finish in 5 hours. Welp, do it.
>>25080635Too bad we don't have another Exp point. Treespeak would probably help Troll negotiations a lot...
>>25080675Well, we could always buy mind whisper and tell Marble to come and give us our old name if we finish in the morning.
>>25080675WAIT THE FUCK UP NOW A SECOND PALLSok ok so what if we had her tell us our name, ok listenand she did it ,now heres where it gets crazy but keep it togetherwhat if she told us while we were daylight frozen and couldnt go berzerk on everything?BOOM IM GREAT THX SNAPLEZ
>>25080754They our mind tears itself apart, we become fae or demon and can suddenly start moving around in broad daylight (which may or may not injure us, depending)? Just a guess. Or Manse is planning to have our answer before dawn since permanently removing regenerating wings will probably take awhile.
>>25080791And is best done while we're, you know, immobile.
"Of your own accord... I... Well I see.. that's the caveat isn't it... you've done this yourself... A sentenced Gargoyle going Rogue as it is... You... are doing this for the right reasons, aren't you?" Marble folds her arms and closes her red eyes.With a small smile and a nod,"Of course I am. I was made to defend people. And if I live through this failure, I will correct it in the future...""Would you like the name now?""I would, though not quite yet. I have... internal affairs to sort out with these new... residents.""Internal... affairs? I'm not quite sure I've heard of gargoyles in this day and age doing that... Most just commit legion and absorb them all... though either way can lead to madness... Though... I'm not the gargoyle... I can't know anything about it..." Marble shifts her eyes away and goes quiet for a moment,"What would you have me do?""Write the name upon a piece of paper and put it into my mouth. I will read it when I awaken from meditation. Until then, I would like to remain undisturbed."Marble stares at you for a moment before going over to her trunk, pulling it open and sifting through it," I really need to be more organized... Get to it... I'll have it there while you do whatever it is... I'll go check on Alice and the Father... we'll get started on making repairs to the village and fixing up the wounded.. Though I'm not sure of the changeling... she may already be gone...""Changeling?" You ask, as you take a seat upon the sparse remains of your once-pedestal."Yes. She spoke of the Fae fondly.. declared them her family. However she's human. Sometimes the Fae take away children into their world that have the smell of magic... If the child chooses to stay, the Fae replace the child with a doppelganger. Somewhere there exists another Alice... However the other is likely to have already died or be much older depending on the time that she's spent with the Fae. Time means little to the creatures... it's just a cycle to them."
>Questions?>Diving into Meditation will occur next post.
>>25080855Personally I'd like to name the other gargoyle, mainly since I think her saving our ass gives us the right. But I don't want to deal with a derailing argument before we go on, so if anyone opposes us giving a name to Marble for safekeeping I'd say lets move on to meditation time.
>>25080938Do you have good name in mind? If It's good I won't oppose.
In last thread, someone suggested Hope.So, she'd be "The Hope of Hearthson"
>>25080855Dive head first into the mess that is our inner being>>25081000Hope is fine
>>25080953Not really, my gut reaction would probably be "Hope" which I admit is pretty generic but kind sums up what she is, beautiful, strong, utterly damned and the being we are trusting the safety of our town to upon our inevitable demise. Plus I think a positive name might help balance the overt demonic influence from her feeding habits. If anyone's got something better, I'm open to ideas. I just think our window of opportunity before Manse names her is closing.
You begin to enter trance and feel yourself entering your inner world at your seat... However, as you begin to drift within, one thought comes to mind..."Marble..."The woman shuffles through he things, finding everything but actual parchment,"Yes, Angel, what is it?""One last thing before I go... I do not want Manse to name the child... Tell her... that her name is... Hope... The Hope of... Hearth...son..." You feel your vision fade away as you enter the ether of your inner world.The Gate of demon is bound by brambles and thorns coming from the Primal domain and barred with pillars of light with the same glow of the realm of Fae.The Gate of Fae, is shinining, its power having evolved greatly, and recently. Through the open gate, you see hundreds of little eyes that lie beyond and one pair, mad and with a wide toothed grin....The Domain of the Primal has Water surging by the green and very natural, earthen energy. You smell brine... the power of the sea... could the Scylla have ended up there?Which domain will you enter first?>Domain of the Demon.> Domain of the Fae.> Domain of the Primal.> Exit.
In retrospect.... >"One last thing before I go... I do not want Manse to name the child... Tell her... that her name is... Hope... The Hope of... Hearth...son..." You feel your vision fade away as you enter the ether of your inner world.Would have been the best tearjerking end of Angel...
>>25081266That was more or less what I'd planned to go out on if the lady of teeth took us out. But mind whisper and hope you'd let us pass a message to the newborn gargoyle before the end. Glad it didn't happen that way though, and glad I switched to Hope since it became appropriate.
> Domain of the Primal.To acquire assistance in case the toothfairies and queen are uppity.And now you'll have to make an even more tearjerky ending before you kill us
>>25081254Primal. Hopefully our noble ward won't take that as an insult.
>>25081254primal, rather talk to one big angry mess of animals and woman then hundreds of very angry reciently deciest little bitey men and their even angrier more reciently deceased duchess
Weighing your options, you enter the realm of the Primal, figuring that you should at least get the Scylla on your side before dealing with the malicious Lady of Teeth and her many little minions...You push against the rippling portal and through the watery power that has filled it. You soon find yourself in the Green forest-like environment with a surging ocean pushing back and forth through the floor, the mass of water in the distance.In short order, you are pounced by the feral spirit of the wolves, Alpha, knocking against your ethereal form in this domain, yet not taking you down as it rightly should."You." Alpha growls, the spirit not seeming all that happy to see you."Me. What is it? What's wrong?"The Tree-like spirit of the troll pushes through the waters within the realm and looks down at you... it seems as friendly as usual... almost as though it simply likes being here...Alpha however, snarls," You. You have not kept your promise of aiding my wolves... I should never have made such a deal... I was wrong... to think that they should fear you... and that witch.. that Human aristocrat witch...""You speak as though you've never been human..."Alpha growls and pushes away from you, moving through the surge of surreal waters without looking back at you," I am a spirit of wolves the human I took had been bitten in death throes with me during my time as a proud beast... I took his body for myself. I. Was never human." Alpha turns back to you now, it calms down somewhat."Greater threats exist in this land. Your Lady of the Manse. She threatens the wolves, she calls us animals... I could chew her throat and it wouldn't be good enough... Yet.. this place has its own problems... The Scylla here is like us, yet spites us. She fills this realm of water and we can do little to supress her while dealing with the Wendigo as they push. Now there's this Fae..."
Alpha growls low and deep," This has been difficult work, Angel... And you have broken our promise... I only ally myself with you know as you serve my interest. Demons and Fae fighting in lands belonging to my pack? Wolf blood will be spilled...">Alpha will aid you so long as it involves defending the wolves in some way.The Troll looks at you peacefully, yet then turns mournfully to the surging waters.>The Troll is indifferent and will help you... However it would like the Scylla dealt with. That would make it happy.> Any Words fpr Alpha?> Deal with the Scylla.>Subdue the Scylla.> Leave and enter another domain.(State)> (Other)
>>25081634>[x] Any Words fpr Alpha?Tell him we'll deal with Manse soon and that things are going to get rougher soon.> Deal with the Scylla.See what it wants first. If it is unreasonable we can subdue it I guess.Vamp Doll and Bioweapon start up at the same time. Guess everyone left.
>>25081634"I wish no further harm to come to your wolves as much as my own charges, but Manse is putting both in danger with her war, I would rip out her throat myself if I could for she seeks the aid of ... deamons to help her win."
>>25081634>AlphaThen we both have a vested interest in preventing either Fae or Deamon from gaining a foothold in this land. As for the Lady Manse, I admit she must be dealt with, but you must understand that I am not yet strong enough to challenge her successfully.Then let's see what the heck the Scylla is up to.
>>25081634>>Subdue the Scylla.
"I wish no further harm to come to your wolves as much as my own charges," You begin explaining to Alpha...," Yet Manse is putting both in danger with her war, I would rip out her throat myself if I could for she seeks the aid of ... demons to help her win."Alpha growls and a portion of this realm trembles," This I know... The only reason I have not spat upon our deal. Take care of the Scylla. for now you still have my support...""I will." You move through the waters as the Troll bows the head of its form to you in passing.You see the power of the Scylla welling up ahead... Between the Troll, Alpha... and the others... it strikes you... have you truly tapped into all the power they have to offer?As you near the rolling sea, a wolf's head forms out of the foam and it's maw opens to reveal the form of a human woman, in the nude, yet ethereal like everything else."Wellllcome... to my... Oasis among these... Land-walkers..." The woman speaks, her voice is calm, almost soothing, enchanting..."You... You do not hate me?""No. I do not. We of the earth and sea, we that are old as the land itself take no side in such conflict. You devoured me. It is... only natural... as I had intended for those Sirens...""Sirens? You mean the mermaids?""They are indeed tricky ones. Took you for a fool? Hmm... Noble hearts are the easiest... They love to play at drowning and eat the sailors when they try to save them... Yet... you are young... such a simple... thing..." The Scylla goes on and on with simple banter, avoiding the reason you've come here..."It is good... to know the identity of those... creatures. I thank you... However I must insist..." You gesture to the waters invading the land," That you give the other two residents a bit of room?"The woman smiles upon the tongue of the wolf, that likewise turns its maw up into a grin,"Oh, I don't believe that's possible. I am comfortable right where I am... And my power... it spills over, why should I do anything?"
The Scylla continues," I would propose you this deal. Ignore the plight of those two. Allow them to drown in my sea. I am... content here... I will aid you... If only... Out of boredom as I wait for this prison to collapse.""Collapse? You think that I intend to perish soon?"The woman slowly shakes her head," By the seas no... I wager that you'll live quiiite a while with the things you've gotten yourself into.I am old though, very old. I will live again, someday... However... for now the oceans have one less Scylla..." The ethereal woman winks at you."Oh, and my name is Eurybae. You can call me Eury"> The Scylla wants to undermine Alpha and the Troll in return for her support. > No deals, subdue the Scylla.> Agree, to this deal. She will be far more powerful.> (Other)
>>25082422Dis nigga srs?"you forget where you are, you forget your PLACE HERE, why whould I THE BEING IN WHICH YOU RESIDE, side with you over these two, wait hold on, I dont care because Im not doing it... dont make me come over there and woop yo ass again bitch, this is MY HOUSE and you will live by MY RULES while you are in it. GOT IT"sory for loosin it at the end there but we are simply not going to take this shit fome these guys who think they own the place.
>>25082422Is it bad that I'm now shipping Eurydice and the Wendigo Lord? Cuz I am.Ugh, I'm leaning towards subduing her since I'm a fan of troll-bro.
>>25082578Whoops. Eurybae, not Eurydice.
>>25082422I'd say to take her offer, but I'm paranoid about losing regen. She is stronger, and she isn't going to gripe about the wolves, but losing the regen would be death. Not sure if that'd even happen, but I don't wanna risk it.Trying to think of an other, but nothing comes to mind.So it looks like subdue.
>>25082626Well, we could offer to eat the Sirens for her?
>>25082730I suppose we could, but I don't think she would really care that much. She doesn't even give a fuck that we ate her.
>>25082578They're kind of similar, aren't they?>>25082626She's asking that you subdue the wolf and troll. Nothing will be lost in terms of abilities.She just doesn't like them "Landing" up the place.>>25082783She might have freaked out a bit at first. But Primals are typically dog-eat-dog when they're old and roll predatory solo.
It's also important to mention again how neutral Primal creatures typically are when it comes to Fae and Demon. They often don't care unless it directly concerns them or it serves their purposes... Though Primal creatures rarely conspire to such a degree.
>>25082866Oh. Well subdue them, then. I never liked Alpha anyway. Maybe now we can call him Beta or Alfalfa instead. The troll, well sorry. You're cool, but you're in the way.
>>25082904Snapple...no ;_;>>25082866I still say we harpoon that landwhale
>>25082904So you think she won't support Tooth Lady in her coup right? Which court is Eury from again?
>>25082948I think >>25082888 seems to say no.Eury is a primal, right? Not some weird demon shit that's all going over our heads?
>>25082948Eury is a primal. She doesn't care about Fae courts. And she was intent on eating Genn's family(The mermaids)
>>25082995since all of this is taking place inside us, could we just summon endless lightning to electrocute her into not being a manipulative bitchasaurous rex with help from our two primal budies and since we are in the apropriate domain for it
>>25083092>buddiesThe troll just trees it up all day and the wolf nags about his pack.We killed and ate them. No reason to be all buddy buddy now if they're just holding us back.
Rolled 39, 6, 64 = 109>>25082995Originally, it was surmised that she was Demon. However her nature is more in line with the Primal, albeit a malicious one that likes to eat Fae.>>25083092There's technically no lightning here.It seems the consensus is to subdue her. Roll vs. Eury.Alpha, Cari, and the troll are tied up subduing the Wendigo Lord. No bonus from them.Eury is an old being, her will is stronger than her body was. +15 to her roll.Angel's incorporated his pedestal into himself.1d105 Please roll.
>>25083130the only thing they are holding back is the windego uprising which might be why they cant take care of octodog because they think deamons are more important than this bitch who left the sprinklers on overnight.
>>25083130Agree with wolfie, but the thing is that the troll literally demands nothing of us while giving his support. Not sure if the Scylla would be interested in that relation ship or if she'd get bored after a while.
>>25083224Sounded like she just wanted to drown the landies. But that's moot now because my critfail just sent us to tentacle rapeville
Rolled 71>>25083180Cmon capitain planet, earth needs you
Rolled 44>>25083180In case you need a third roll (I have no hope)...
Rolled 7>>25083180Saving roll?
Rolled 85>>25083197>>25083253>>25083286well it looks like we get beaten up again...we realy suck at fighting
>>25083324Yes we do. Also, roll more often Type0.
>>25082569I blame this statement. Last time Angel pulled smartass shit like that, he got Wendiloled.
You stare at Eurybae, the woman smiling playfully within the maw of the seafoam Wolf.With a chide of that enchanting, singsong voice, she says," Well now creature, what will it be? Will you allow me to drown the land-dwellers beneath my power? Or..."You shake your head," You forget where you are, Your place here, why should the very being in which you reside, take your side over these two? I will not do it, you will submit to me."The Scylla's smile grows so sinister and sharp that it seems as though it could tear the ether itself," Very well, you speak true and bold words, creature... However I will not submit quite as easily as you might think..."You begin to assert your influence over this realm and muster whatever you can to push back the Scylla, her sea, and her power.The true expanse of her will is beyond your measure however, As the Foam-wolf dissolves, you see a gigantic wave build in the ethereal ocean, Scylla standing in its path in front of you,"How... feeble an attempt.. Perhaps I should not have offered to swim with your school? You will swim with mine soon enough...The Wave Crashes into you, pushing you back even as you fight against it... You push and you push, however the dominating will of the Scylla is nearly unnerring. You see Alpha and the Troll swept away by the tsunami as well... the two trapped within this realm as you are pushed out and the same water-like energy surges back into the crossroads... the realm of the Primal blocked with water, and the Brambles holding back the demonic realm melt away.You hear the mocking of Eurybae from the Primal realm," Seems I get my wish either way... You should have given me your blessing in the first place...." her speech devolves to chuckles."Perhaps I should free the demon here? Fae are such... Boring creatures... Delicious though... That Greater demon in the other realm's been giving me the eye since I've gotten here however... Perhaps I should pay him a proper visit?"
Looksey there, guys. It dissolved anyway.
>>25083651Yep. Whelp, looks like we either beg fae for assistance, or we just drop whatever borders we have between the realms and see if we can snipe anyone of significance (wendigo lord, lady of teeth and scylla) in the free for all. Not the best of options
The waters surging from the Primal realm begin to twist and reach for the remaining bars on the Realm of the Demon. You see the cold and hungry eyes of the Greater Wendigo peering at you from just inside, the gaunt jaws of the creature staring from inside," It... Seems that... You are... Losing your hold... My... Friend... Hueh... Hueh... Hueh.....:" The creature cackles through the bars, as it makes a reach for the Faerie prison only to recede at the touch of the light."Not yet... Ohhh... Not yet... Though I will have you yet.... Friend..." The creature stares at you, not just with hunger but Malice... Hatred that very well would melt the ice that it commands....> Strike a deal with the Wendigo Lord.> Enter the Realm of the Fae.> Force entry back into the Primal realm.> (Other)> Leave the inner world...
>>25083703Eh, we're screwed anyway, drop the meditation, go somewhere isolated and read our name. Should set off the chain reaction you're describing.
>[x] Force entry back into the Primal realm.And then when we get fucked again, we go to the fae realm and tell them to hold on for dear life if they don't want to get wendigo'd.
>>25083712If Wendigo and Scylla were to fight that would be great. Teaming up however would make them far too powerful too control.Force her back. Not a good plan but better than the alternatives nonetheless.
>>25083712Eh, >>25083718, here. Time for me to hit the hay. Throwing my vote behind Snapple, at least whatever happens will be entertaining.
Rolled 80, 27, 40 = 147Forcing way back into Primal Realm....Vs Eury.same as before.1d105
Rolled 10>>25083821>1s for the 1 throne
Rolled 62>>25083821Rolling for death
Rolled 25>>25083821Here we go! Or don't I guess.
Rolled 12, 32, 29 = 73Kind of waiting for the thread that one of my challenge rolls is either 100x3Or one of the opposing rolls is 1vs100.
Rolled 20>>25083821Here we go again I guess...
Rolled 66>>25083856Do we roll again?
Rolled 67>>25083856Time for double failure then.
>>25083869No, just forgot to remove my roll.
Rolled 79>>25083856GET IN THE BAG
>>25083884Darn...makes sense given the rolls though.
>>25083856vs>>25083869>>25083882>>25083887Wow, you guys would've had that one....oh well.
Time for tooth fairies."You all hate me, I know. I hope you hate demons a little bit more. Because things are about to get interesting."Don't tell them it's a naming. The LoT is tricky. Just tell her bad things a brewin' fast. Then jump back to reality and since this is probable still night we might need some sort of restraints.Hope we don't kill everyone when we read the paper.
>>25083907Like it even matters. We are the worst Gargoyle in all time. We led the Fae into the town which gave Miss bitch a free check to start a war and we brought her ring of power straight to her. Honestly at this point them taking over could only improve the situation.
>>25083947I'm sure we will. One way to stop a war, kill your own side first.
I need a 1d100 roll real quick for something.Call this a luck roll.
Rolled 17>>25084069TIME FOR THE RIDE
Rolled 3>>25084069I got this.I don't got this.
Rolled 71>>25084069here we go i guess
What the fuck.
Rolled 68>>25084069Here comes the fail.
>>25084097are we realy doing so bad that we needed a mercy roll. ARE WE DOING SOMETHING WRONG HERE?
I know this is going to sound a bit sociopathic, but what about having Hope eat us?Then we can restrain all the souls in her and take over ourself.She'd never expect it.
>>25084124Nah, this is just the result of "All choices are shit" + tgdice
>>25084124Let me point you to this over here>>25083976We are still a pretty shitty gargoyle even without the bad rolls.
>>25084130Let's call that Plan B.
>>25084130Given how unstable she is to begin with, I'm not sure she could take the Lord and Ladies... I honestly think she would break, but hey, I could be wrong.
>>25084124Yes. The dice aren't helping though.
You turn back to the primal realm, you need to stop this torrent before it frees the Wendigo... it snaps to your attention... Why would she even care to release the Wendigo... unless...You see a water image of Eurybar appear before the gate to the Primal even as more tumbles through."Oh, to think you still believe that you can oppose me...""I will not go down... without a fight.... Why would you release the Wendigo?!""I have decided to free the Wendigo as you defy my whims and they want at you. Simple... really..." You lose ground in the crossroads, the water creeping out touches the fae-bars that keep the Wendigo imprisoned, causing the light to wane."What is it... what do you want?!" You cry out as your efforts are trivial before the surging waves of the malevolent sea."Nothing. I don't want a... single... thing..."Your power wanes against the surging tide that Eurybae pours forth, however just when all seems lost, you see a tooth pushing back against the ethereal waters.And then... another... and another... And soon there's an entire wave of the teeth, forming an impressive maw around you, pushing back the tides.With a glance, you see that one Fae bar had broken, yet it is quickly being replaced by the Teeth, forcing light into the structure.You hear a familiar voice echo within the crossroads," It seems as though the monster needs aid... Is this not for which it was made?"You turn to see a shining embodiment of magic and light observing you from behind... A viscious smile from the teeth that dwell in her maw... The Lady of Teeth is lending you her aid."Just... having a fair bit of trouble with demons... Here to lend me a hand?""Not a hand, but a tooth. We will help you at once, that is the truth." The Duchess waves her hand and between yours and her might... Eury is pushed back deep into the realm of the Primal. You hear the groaning sound of the Troll and the howl of Alpha as land is restored to the realm.
A fine mess you've gotten this chap into, /tg/. Time to enjoy the ride.
>>25084249I'm honestly not sure how I feel about a rolled 71 "for luck" resulting in what I consider a best case scenario...I'm really expecting her to try to eat us now.
You turn to the Duchess, a bit weathered, yet very grateful," I, thank you for your assistance...""The beast sought to free the demons of cold, its soul was powerful and old. Surprising to see that you thought to win, yet now I have requests, oh where to begin..." The shining soul puts a finger to her mouth in contemplation....You almost don't like where this is going...> Subdue the Duchess.> Inform her of the circumstances and negotiate.> Listen to her most immediate demands....> (Other)> (write in)*Some words may cause her lenience.
>>25084322[X] Listen to her most immediate demands....Just give up and listen.
>>25084313Below 50 and she wouldn't have done anything.
The least we can do is listen to her requests. Lets hear how reasonable they are. If nothing else, we can always use her to assist in putting down the beast, then handle her after.
>>25084322"Lady, the odds are very much in favor of my death within the next 24 hours. I would recommend you decide what measures to take with regard to those two I the mean time." return to normal space and read our name.
> Listen to her most immediate demands....Then we're going to need to tell her that things are about to get really bad really fast. She has the upper hand in negotiations, she knows it. Ugh.
>>25084322>her demands....Oh. Oooooh! I really hope I'm wrong, but I just figured out what I'd demand in her shoes, and it's our own stupidity that she would even have access to it. Man I hope I'm wrong, but if not that 71 is pretty acceptable for her saving our ass.
>>25084322"Of course. Like everyone here you may ask me to do something in return for you help. However, I have to warn you that should it not concern the immediate war between humans and Unseelie or Lady Manse who incites it I might have to let you wait.
>>25084494 And what, pray-tell would that be?
>>25084529>>25084494You keep your whore mouth shut and don't speak a word of the awful things you would lead us into. He needs no further ideas for our misfortunes!
Rolled 1>>250845291 - tip my hand2 - nope
>>25084581Bet she wants us to kill some villagers as payment. Or take their teeth or something.
>>25084593Or maybe fight this war on the fae side, since she knows about outside happenings
>>25084529Well since >>25084590It was delicious and continues to be nutritious sorry if that isn't direct enough, but it's all you're getting.
>>25084607Given how badly we suck at fighting, maybe she wants us to fight for Manse...
>>25084529Oh, I was meaning to ask, would the fae have reacted negatively to use breaking our oaths to Alpha and the Troll, or are bargains not sacred to them in this setting?
>>25084811Sorry for the bit of pause, had to do some consoling. The shoulder to lean on consoling.Fae do very much like their deals, however not all are Fae. and technically there is no bargain with the Troll, only Alpha. Aside, a Fae Duchess may very well know the secret to creating binding contracts. Such are matters of fae law after all.
You stare at the Duchess's form, her maw smiling back at you in an almost sinister fashion. With another wave of her hand, the Gate of the Primal is also barred with Faerie light."They will not be getting out...This, I have quite little doubt... Our business with you...""Your requests..." You concede to her whims graciously... she restored order so quickly... it is the very least you can do."Bowing its head? If only it did that before we were dead. Nay. We have but one request, and it is certain that you must say yes.""Yes... yes... what is it that you want?" It strikes you that she's been just as talkative as she was in life... though a bit less condescending.."Yes, ah the point. We would have you fight the war of Manse with the Unseelie fae. Mind your tongue before you say nay, lest I unleash the horrors from which they stay. Consider for a moment, and waste no time... For we know yours runs short, and we care little for the charges of thine."You look to the gate of the Fae, its power surges into the crossroads... with a glance, you see that the bars that bind the demon still have the Wendigo lurking behind them, and conversely, the Primal gate has been restored, however its power is restricted...As it stands here... The Fae has taken control..."Ah, and as for the terms... You shall not harm any within the Unseelie court.You shall seek a way to free us of this prison.And you shall refer to us as "My Queen" Is it agreed?"> Agree to the terms.> Negotiate terms.> force open the gate of the Demon.> Force Open the gate of the Primal> Forced exit to consciousness.> (Other)
>>25084857So, if we break a deal with, say, Manse, Toothy wouldn't care?
I wonder what would happen if we forced the demon gate open and then took our name paper
>>25084934Just let the demons out Miss Duchess. At this point nothing will matter since we gonna go completely nuts after hearing our name. Maybe it's time to become legion and send our sanity down a faster spiral.
>>25084934Whelp, if we learn our name now we should end up fae. If we convert to a demon or a fairy, are the beings stored within us released or consumed in the process?
>>25085012>>25085021Errrr. We really doing this?
>>25085058Maybe, I'm ambivalent at this point given just how fucked our character is.
>>25085058Well we could always try to force an exit to consciousness but that won't really solve anyways. Also note her terms>You shall not harm any within the Unseelie court.It say we can't harm any of them period. It probably includes self-defense as well. Either way we just become someone's bitch whether it's the demon's, Manse's, or the Duchess right here.
>>25085026In all likelihood they would end up consumed rather than released.In any case... I'd refer to the image >>25085021 here.>>25085079 There's a way out, and I've given it to you.
>>25085058>>25085079We could try to Negotiate down to include self-defense in case the Gargoyle's life is in danger but I don't think she would care at all.
>>25085120Let me see if I'm understanding this right. Toothy wants us to kill as many Seelie Fae as we can under the cover of the war, right?
>>25085120But am I willing to pay the price?
>>25084934I was going to type out something along the lines of "cant get you outa me, wont hurt no fae unless its self defence and I aint callin you queen of SHIT, deamons wana rip everyone appart so you cant threaten me with em so FUCK YOU" but then i thought how futile it would ave been because we are just so stretched out and worn down at this point and i just want to watch the world burn so LET GO SEE WHAT OUR NAME IS
>>25085120>In all likelihood they would end up consumed rather than released.We can force her hand.Force her to agree to less shit terms, or she goes down with us.
I think we should not merely have "order" under this deal, but have her assist us in subjugating all the forces that would conspire against us. Once they are under our thumb, we would have a chance of doing the same to her as well, and being master of our own mind.Besides, I'm no fan of the hag anyways, and our pals seem to be on the path to fighting her. I would amend the part about the Unseelie. We shall do no harm to any Unseelie fae that does not harm us or enable such, extend also to those we are responsible for.
>>25085234She isn't going anywhere and we are allowed self defense. We'll still call her queen if she wants but she better keep those damn demons locked down. same with the dickass scylla.
>>25085120Oh, so we actually do have some leverage. Except she's fae and is probably not motivated by threat of oblivion. Still worth a shot though.
>>25085259>allowed self defenseAnd defense f our charges against unprovoked attacks.Although we'd need to hammer out a definition of provocation. Can have the entire village die because some dummy killed a few tooth fairies.
>>25085259The issue with calling her queen is whether that literally will make us her subordinate in the eyes of the Unselee court. Could complicate things, no?
>>25085304Or at least proper reparations. Say such was to occur, then for the next 5 years, whenever a tooth is lost or removed, it is placed in location "X" so they can acquire it.
>>25085312>tfw people think that seemingly benign article could prove the most damning.
>>25085343She's fae. I expect most of her demands are misdirection (she'd be happy if we gave them to her, but she came in with some room to negotiate). So what innocuous bits are left that might screw us permanently?Too much paranoia?
>>25085312>2:20am >negotiating contracts with the Unselee.Should have just read the name before we messed things up even worse. This was an awful idea.
>>25085312We're on deaths door, and you're worried about titles. Good sir, frankly, I don't give a damn.DAMN THE TORPEDOS, FULL SPEED AHEAD!
>>25085386It doesn't really matter what we do then I guess. Time to go legion>>25085021My post so don't count this post as a vote
Glaring at the Fae duchess, you turn over thoughts in your mind... You consider for a moment, forcing your exit and learning your name... though to do so would be a mad endeavor...Similarly to this, you could do the unthinkable and pry open the gate of demon, allowing the two to battle with as much as they inherently loathe each other...However... now is... the time for some diplomacy..."I would present a counter-proposal..." You say, the Duchess perking to attention and a touch of curiosity."We are rather certain that we hold the cards to this game. To force our hand could prove... quite the shame..." Her voice echoes in this world, a fringe of noble fury.You are undeterred," By learning my name, I haven't the faintest clue what will happen to me. In all likelihood, you will be destroyed."The duchess simply shrugs," We are Fae, and we are noble. Our concern is for our subjects, aside ourselves. This Lady of Teeth has lived for quite some time... It would not bother her for another to take her name." You notice that this has caused her to drop her rhyming speech..."Well, if you care so little then, is it enough to hold your position upon these requests? As for my own, I could abide by only attacking Unseelie in retaliation for my own being or charges... I could abide naming you my queen, yet I could not abide by seeing you freed."The Lady of Teeth is silent for a time, yet she finally answers,"We would have you fight in the war to come with the Unseelie, to protect them as you have protected Man. You have become so much more than they however... you smell so very Fae... Why fight for them? Even your Alice agrees that the humans are less than the Fae."You shake your head, defiant," I defend them as I was once a man. I may never be again... I am not the person I was... And this is what I am."The Lady of Teeth grins," Such convictions.. One last proposal for the creature..."
"You shall stop the one called Victora Manse, even should your mind be lost. You shall deprive her of her life, her dignity, and her victory.You shall defend the Unseelie as you do every other peaceful creatures you come across...And finally, you'll work out some superstition about lost teeth. The next Lady of Teeth will need them for more children...And last... We open this agreement up for amending with mutual agreement..."Her sudden change of heart takes you aback a moment," Why... why would you just turn so suddenly?"The Faerie gets ever so close to your form, smiling,"I've already told you why. . ."The Fae's form disperses and returns to its domain, letting open the primal once more and restoring a sort of peace to your inner world...> Speak to any loose ends here(State and write in)> Return to consciousness.>- and then read out your name.
>>25085496Terms we can agree on:<Lady Manse is the enemy<No aggressions against Unseelie. No attacking and no intentionally provoking attacks and trying diplomacy if possible<She can be called whatever she wants. This does not actually grant her any kind of rank though. At most we would acknowledge her as the Queen of our Faerie domain.<We will search for some means of freeing her. Don't agree to actually free her if we find one though. Just that we will try to find a way.
>>25085570Disregard this. Everything went better than expected.
>>25085566>>[X] Return to consciousness.and let's not read our name, that's just crazy.
>>25085566>> Return to consciousness.No more. Run.
>>25085595We have to fight Manse as per the agreement.Fighting her means we need to know our name
>>25085595You do remember the options are have our wings stripped from us and be thrown into the far wilderness, or learn our name and retain our home in the town at least for the duration of the war?
>>25085566lets wake up and smell the ashes
You call out to the realms as they are,"I agree to your terms, Lady of Teeth... I thank you for your mercy and consideration.""Begone from this place Gargoyle. You have things to protect. . . We. . . Tire of you..."With a precarious order restored, you bring yourself from these crossroads and back into your reality.You awaken and you sense that some time has passed. It is still night, and there is no life to be senses near your church.. no disturbances besides the patter of mice and the gentle brushing of the wind against trees within the graveyard.That time did not help you feel refreshed..You take a folded note out of your mouth and hold it in a closed hand within the dark...Dare you read it?> You dare.> No, you cannot lose what you've only just gained...> (Other)
>>25085736>[x] You dare.Unless you guys suddenly want to monster hunt out in the wilderness and hope that Hope can do enough.
>>25085736Read it. The whole point of the interlude was preparation to read it.
>>25085766I do, but I want to see our name first.
>>25085736>> You dare.Lets do it, all or nothin, heads or tails, life or death, master or slave, MAKE OR BREAK TIME
>>25085736My only wish is that our name isnt something gay like melvin or nancy
Of course we read it. But not until just before dawn. For now, if we have time, we have some Sirens to investigate. It's about time someone tells us what they eat.
>>25085736man... we still gona miss the boat
>>25085736Other.Before we go see if there's any representation of the pillar we just ate in out inner world.
>>25085934Pillar should be pedestal. We might want to secure it before one of our guests figures out how to cut off our supply of mana before staging a coup.
>>25085952We're already out of the inner world.
>>25085973Ah well, might as well find out who we were then.
>>25085736>Dare you read it?You know this phrasing pretty much defines our subsequent action, right?
You open the scrap of paper slowly, your heart Pounding if you truly still had one...The paper begins to unfurl...In the late of the night and the early of morning, sparse moonlight sifting in through the dilapidated roof of your church, and broken stained glass...You see that the paper reads..."The name of this Gargoyle is Arthur. An orphan taken... in..." Your vision begins to go blurry as the memories surge forth, your body shakes with the realization that it was once a man.. you drew breath once... You push that as far back as possible and try to read what more is there... "by... the order... of Masons. Known for the last forty years as "Stone Mason" upon graduating in the order..."Your flesh.. your stone begins to hurt... begins to ache as even more comes rushing back... You... remember... You... read on..."Within the last year, Stone Mason new his time in this world grew short... His life nearing... an end... Skill... near perfection..."You close the note in your fist... you need to read nothing else... You were old, dying, you chose to make your last gargoyle... the one that all masons make before their passing. The one that takes all of their skill, all of their effort to create even as they infuse their soul into it.. as they tempt themselves into both demon and fae...You feel a cold sweat come on.. or is that your stone... The walls seem to close in... you... you're trapped... trapped in this prison of stone... What... What have you done...You've given... You've given your life for the final virtue and selfish act that the masons can carry out...You... you were your own maker... and Marble... Marble was your apprentice.She was unique among the orphans, with red eyes and white hair.. yet it was no surprise that her parents abandoned her.. Those would be signs of a demon child.. yet under your wing she learned the craft and you found someone for the first time that felt such empathy towards gargoyles..
There's so much to remember... so much.. and...You feel a sudden revulsion as you suddenly want to break something. You look to your side and you see that a pew is now broken, you smile. It was... fun... But now you're angry... you do it again, to another one. THis time paying attention to the way the wood is crushed under your fist...Why... did you choose to be an angel? A demonic form would be much more... dangerous.You can't quite remember and that makes you smile. It's funny. It was so important and then it's not there. It's almost enough to make you want to eat your arm.You bite deeply into the left, holding your teeth there, feeling the copper and iron within you...Suddenly it dawns on you... that you were a mason... that your name was Arthur... but why? And why should you care now?That life is gone, nothing else really should matter..You open the door to the church and stare at the waning moon looming over the town. The village is in ruins.... its your fault... [Ending it here for tonight 2000 should be the next runtime this Saturday. scrutinized my schedule for that one... if changes, I'll throw it up on the discussion thread.]
>>25086148well that wasnt so bad, were not so stable and think bein a deamon is cool beans now but it could have been worsethanks again mason
>>25086228The madness is just beginning.
Ohhhh I just noticed that I have part 43 in the title.. well I corrected that for the actual archive.Damn.. the longest night...Heh...The longest night...