You are Maro of Jin, whispered to be "Maro of the Lightning" by all who can carry rumor.You took to the streets with your new companion Ming Puar in an effort to find and confront the crimelord Lao Len and rescue your sister Pan who you learned to be in her clutches. After learning that Lao Len spends her time in an opium den chasing dragons you attempted to infiltrate it and we promptly discovered by the Airbender named Song... Song of Thunder, who can seemingly generate thunderclaps by bringing his hands together.Standing atop the roof of an opium den, two prodigy benders clash.
>>25201771Can't participate, but will be... observing.
>>25201771Awesome!Even though you're a little late. :P(Still glad to have you here, though)
>>25201771With ears still ringing you look at the airbender who introduced himself as "Song" and growl.[ ] Shout at the top of your lungs for Ming Puar to come to our aid[ ] Attack Song of Thunder with Sai (medium-hard)[ ] Attack Song with Firebending (medium)[ ] other (specify what?)>Incredibly sorry, I dozed off briefly.
>>25201847>[ ] Attack Song with Firebending (medium)Though try not to burn anyone.
>>25201847>[ ] Shout at the top of your lungs for Ming Puar to come to our aidNeede backupe>Incredibly sorry, I dozed off briefly.It's okay, a friend of mine had an exploding tooth recently so I completely understand. That shit looked incredibly painful.
>>25201847Get Ming Puar's attention. If we can do it without sound, like say, chucking something in her general direction, do it. If we can't, holler.
>>25201924I'm not too worried about the yelling part. I mean, people yell all the time in a gambling house, and her name isn't exactly on the tip of everyone's tongues.
>>25201847>[ ] Attack Song of Thunder with Sai (medium-hard) Did you say we could channel our lightning through the Sai? If so, do that.
>>25201947I don't want the soundbender to change what we're saying, or just drown it out with another thunderclap.
>>25201924There was just a localized thunderclap at your location - Ming is coming... slowly (she doesn't exactly know what's going on though) and she still has your khak...karra.But conversely Lao Lens people are coming too - and they know what the thunderclap meant. To explain the option a bit better, it gets ming here a lot faster with a bit clearer of an idea as to whats going on.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhEy5HRvjrYSomething like this - but imagine it being right overtop of you and shaking *everything* to the point where you feel it as much as you hear it.
>>25201847[ ] Attack Song with Firebending (medium)
>>25201993Man I had shit I needed to do today.Oh well I can brainstorm a high seas adventure campaign and participate at the same time.>[x]: Shout for Ming Puar to come to our aid.
>>25201993In that case, tell Ming that there's an airbender here she should come skewer for us.
Rolled 2>>25201847> OtherWe use firebending to suck the air out of the room we are in first and see how he responds to not breathing.
>>25202081You're not in a room - you're standing on the top level of a building outside.
>>25202081Don't roll until rolling has been called for.
>>25202081We need to breathe too you doofus.The only way we could perform an action like that is if we set an enormous inferno that would pretty much wind up burning the opium to the ground.Bad Idea/10
>>25202081Plus we need to breath too.
>>25202128>>25202130Actually I think there's merit to attempting it at some point in time (honestly I quite like write-ins, they give me something to work with that I may not have ever considered viable at that point in time), Just be prepared that if it's a room made of wood you'll probably end up setting everything on fire. If it's a room made of stone you'll do a bit better.Also you'll probably want to breathe sooner or later as well, and if its not a completely sealed room all you might do is slightly disrupt things for a few seconds.>>25202081I'll let you know when to roll as well (after an option has gotten enough to merit consensus), and we use d20's
>>25202197Our firebending would also cease to function though, so unless our bending was clearly outmatched, or we somehow knew our martial skills were a cut above his, it would just be a waste of effort.
>>25202197To one degree or anothe the idea has merit, I like write ins too but there's a lot of things wrong with that Idea though.Ever hear of a Fuel Air Explosive?You fill a room with flammable gas or liquid (spread it around in fine droplets) and then light it.The resulting explosion sucks all the air out of the room and the force of the air pressure can actually rip your lungs out of your chest cavity.Same thing happens in space, you don't hold you breath because the difference in air pressure will pull your lungs out.I think Maro needs his lungs in his chest.
Rolled 7Creating a ball of flame in your hands you fire it straight up into the air to signal ming as you shout "MING!!! AIRBENDER!".You feel the wind begin to pick up and whip around you and you see Song grin at you as he reaches into his sleeve... and pulls out a small rope of silver bells, detatching one, he sets it spinning in a sphere of air.Song extends a hand with the ball of air in it, and it rockets off straight towards you.Please roll a d20 for dodging vs my roll, only first 3 rolls count.
>>25202288Bleeding the air out of a room isn't exactly creating a thermobaric device...
Rolled 14>>25202321Dodge fuck jesus fuck
Rolled 16>>25202321Melt dat shit!
>>25202380Thank you!While >>25202352 would beat it, my roll of >>25202371 sucks ass
>>25202380>Pass against a relatively simple roll. moderate success.Writeup incoming
>>25202324We'd have to either A: use one big blast of heat and fire to consume all breathable air in the room, which for the record would leave bendable air in the room, it just wouldn't be possible to breath that air or B: spend something like 3-6 turns burning up the breathable air, at which point why even bother? This guy is an air bender he'll just WHOOSH more breathable air into the room.It might be more advisable to try this after we meet a gadgateer genius, get a gas mask and then use our firebending to fill a building with smoke so we can do stuff while people are too busy gagging and coughing.
>>25202475We're not in a room.
Can't we just shock his ass?
>>25202321As the ball containing the bell is launched, you easily step into a stance designed to minimize your profile - Something Ren Zhao personally taught you if you ever came into a fight with an earth or airbender who liked to use projectiles.The sphere containing the bell flies wildly past you.... and continues on for about fourty feet until it strikes the side of another building, where it explodes with a thunderous noise far greater than such a small bell should have ever produced... if it had struck you on the flesh it probably would have deafened you like the thunderclap again.You hear some commotion below, and you hear Ming Puar yell "I NEED TO EITHER DROP YOUR STAFF OR THROW IT UP TO YOU MARO. CHOOSE NOW!"[ ] have ming throw the staff to you[ ] have ming drop the staff in the street temporarily.
Rolled 9>>25202514Lose the staff, get up here!She can handle the melee, we'll blast this guy.
>>25202514>[ ] have ming throw the staff to youMaybe Song will catch it and we can shoot it with lightning.
>>25202475>gadgateer genius, get a gas mask and then use our firebending to fill a building with smoke so we can do stuff while people are too busy gagging and coughing.This is long before industrial fire nation happened and Gas masks to my knowledge have never existed in avatar universe, and firebending seldom produces smoke itself.
>>25202514>have ming drop the staff in the street temporarily.We'd need to turn around to catch it, which is something I'd rather avoid.>>25202475Point taken.
>>25202514[ ] have ming throw the staff to you
>>25202514Drop the staff.>>25202495Duh, though to be fair I suppose we were discussing the option of using the "fire bending air sucking attack" and not "fire bending air sucking attack against an air bender" -shrug-Whatever, its something we should try in the future once we have the proper equipment.
>>25202514Tell Ming to throw it up as hard as possible. That'll buy us some time to catch it, and maybe it'll arc at Song and make this easy.
>>25202580A: after the air benders became deader than batman's parents during A:TLA one of the airbending nations was taken over by a technologically advanced culture that had steam punk flying machines.B: Gasmasks were invented for use in industrial situations to keep a person from breathing in soot or dangerous chemicals like chlorineC: Fire+burnable materials produces smoke, smoke bombs are pretty easy to make assuming you don't mind hauling around 50+ pounds of smoke bomb.but hey you're the QM, if you don't want to bring a gadgeteer genius who wants nonbenders to not have to deal with smoke and soot or deadly mine fumes that's you're perogitive.
>>25202659I just don't see a workable material that you could get gasmasks out of given the level of technology present in avatar universe, not until after korra era... and lets say we're probably about a good milennium away from that.
>>25202659You should probably read the archives, we're living in ancient history compared to the shows.
>>25202659>>25202725>we're living in ancient history compared to the shows.The biggest industrial advancement might be either ox-led plows or steam boats.
>>25202705Noted. So its more iron age than industrial age.>>25202725yeah I know, I was just calling OP out on the exclusion of gas masks since rebreathers are actually extremely important industrial tools required for many jobs that deal with hazardous chemicals.I'm fine with no gas masks for low tech but no gas masks because we never saw one in the series rustles my jimmies.
>>25202766I'll grant you steamboats but Ox-Led plows is pushing it brother. All you need is a harness and some iron and wood to make even a primitive plow.Now standardized construction, THAT would be an industrial advancement.
>>25202514>[ ] have ming throw the staff to you
>>25202656You hear ming fighting down below you, but nothing terribly pitched yet "Ming, throw me my staff!".Song seems content to wait for you... the smile on his face almost says he's enjoying this.Your staff comes hurtling down like an arrow - you didn't even hear a long enough break in the fight for ming to throw it - she must have been fighting with her guan dao in one hand and the staff in the other you surmise.You manage to catch it easily and without interference from song, who looks like he's nodding his head up and down in time and attempting to pick up as much information as possible.You have your staff in hand, and you slide the sai back inside your robes. It seems like it's time for round two.[ ] Approach and attack with staff (medium hard)[ ] Firebending (medium)[ ] Lightning (easy)[ ] Wait for him to act (medium)[ ] other (write in)
>>25202859[X] Firebending (medium)Let him get used to Firebending and then when he's off balance we turn him into crispy bender.
>>25202859>[ ] Wait for him to act (medium)See what he does first. Try to observe and gain some information on him by his actions.
>>25202798Gas masks aren't exactly easy to produce without rubbers, and they *barely* had them in korra time.We're at a point where firebender steamships don't exist, Air nomads and Water tribes are the important groups for getting travel done.
>>25202859We're gonna have to ditch the staff after this.[x]LightningThis is difficult enough with standard stuff, we might as well hit him with our only special weapon.
>>25202859>Firebending (medium)Gotta save the ace in the hole for when we need it.
>>25202897As I said, fine with their exclusion. Just bugged me that you said we never saw them in the show.
>>25202859While I voted for >>25202883 it seems we're going for firebending by the other posts.
>>25202859[ ] Firebending (medium)
Please roll for firebending
Rolled 5lets do this
>>25203061>>25203075>>25203087Glad to see my roll was best. And not shit either.
>>25203061Stepping forward with staff in hand you being to launch some probing attacks, three quick bolts of fire are met with swift vortexes of air - it seems he's fought firebenders before.He shoots a small sphere of air (without a bell, you note with relief) that you counter with a quick burst of fire - you're momentarily distracted remembering ren zhao's teachings, air and fire are almost complete opposites - more so than fire and water, unlike absorbing bolts of flame and directing the heat elsewhere you must meet every gust or blast of air with a small explosion of your own.As you launch more attacks between each other, testing each other out you begin to have a dawning recognition that this 'Song' is probably the best airbender you've ever faced.With three running steps forward you jump and kick two flames at him, and land breathing fire at his face and for once he finally seems flustered enough to have lost some momentum - although not actually be harmed.[ ] Press firebending assault (medium)[ ] Attack in hand to hand with staff (easy)[ ] Lightning (easy-medium)
>>25203237>[ ] Attack in hand to hand with staff (easy)Smack that bitch up
>>25203237[X] Attack in hand to hand with staff (easy)Bash him with the staff, try to break something important like his wrist.
>>25203237Lets press the firebending attack, see if we can melt or otherwise rmove/destroy his bells and any sort of sound making devices he has.
>>25203237Beat him severely about the head and shoulders!
>>25203237>Attack in hand to hand with staff (easy)Know your enemy right? We know he's a good bender, let's see how well the throws down.
>>25203300>Beat him severely about the head and shoulders!Dandruff Defeat!
>>25203237Please roll for kung-fu fightan
Rolled 10>>25203399We be fast as lightnin!
>>25203382BUT AIRBENDERS SHAVE THEIR HEADS!WE HAVE ERRED IN OUR ATTACK!
Rolled 17>>25203415Smack that bitch up anyway
>>25203408You step in swinging a heavy blow with your staff - and song barely dodges, sliding out of the way with grace that only airbenders can manage.As Song realizes the fight is quickly turning into one of martial arts skill he reaches into his sash and pulls out a small iron fan with one hand and out of the sleeve of the other hand emerges what looks like a small two pronged sai - it's strange you've never seen a weapon that looks like it before.You step in thrusting with the staff and manage to deal him a blow in the shoulder, he leaps back clearly favoring the limb holding his fan - it seems you've genuinely hurt him either dislocating the shoulder or breaking part of it you're not sure. Song grins evilly at you and then smacks the two pronged jutte against the fan... and a humming begins to happen. You immediately have a sinking feeling about this.[ ] Dive for cover (medium)[ ] Interrupt him with lightning (hard)
>>25203581[X] Dive for cover (medium)
>>25203581>[ ] Dive for cover (medium)Fucking duck now!
>>25203581>otherproduce intense heat to disrupt whatever airbending shenanigans this is.
>>25203581... Is that a tuning fork? Are we about to have our asses kicked by a man wielding a *tuning fork*. Oh god I don't think I like what's about to happen.
>>25203581Other: take staff in both hands and hurl it at Song's head with everything we've got.
>>25203581Get the slap out of there!
Please roll for GTFO.
>>25203738>missed the trip, was posting on another board
>>25203745Will be back in about 20mins.
>Maro of the Lightning>Never lightningsThis is sillier than the werediaper.
Rolled 11>>25203738jump off side of building, use fire from hands and feet to rocket down to ground level.
Rolled 8>>25203779>>25203738HidingAnd we're trying to conserve it for the big targets.
>>25203794Conserve what? It doesn't run on mana. It isn't more exhausting than firebending. And you don't consider Song a big target? lel
Rolled 5>>25203745Hide like a shadow
Rolled 19>>25203813Lady Lao is a bigger one.Song is just an enforcer
>>25203824We used it on the earthbender guy, who was definitely below Song, after we got our shit smacked.So I suppose you just want us to get our shit smacked before we bust it out. Whatevs.
>>25203844It's for the good of the narrative I suppose.
>>25203844I just think it's in character. I imagine that this new power is scary to Maro, as new thing often are, so he'd avoid using it until he has to.I'm sure everyone has a good reason in their head as to why he isn't shooting lighting all the time, and that's mine.
>>25203960No way he's scared of it. Prolly just doesn't want to kill people more than he has to if you want a more accurate in character justification.
>>25203581[X] Interrupt him with lightning (hard)Time to use the big guns.
>>25203581>[X] Interrupt him with lightning (hard)Might as well show him why we're called Maro of Lightening
>>25204001Yeah, I see what you mean. If he was actually scared of it, he wouldn't have practiced it that night.
>>25204024>>25204035The QM has already called for rolls to dodge, we just have to wait for him to return.
Rolled 5>>25204052Sorry, Internets lagging pretty hard for me right now.
>>25203757Well that 20 turned out to be 40, because just as I was getting set to start writing again my cat decided to get into something retarded and I needed to extricate him from it.
Rolled 16>>25203757Dodge to close to the enemy, then through in a flaming shoryuken. While in the air, then through a hadoken at his body. When you land, get some lightning in your feet and through out a Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (hurricane kick with lightning baby).Let's show this faggot how a real fighter fights.Come on dice gods, give me a nat 20.
>>25203786Our highest roll is this eleven, how fucked are we?
Rolled 13>>25204479Ken style!
Rolled 9>>25204479This is masterful.
>>25204503Yep, but that Hadooken though is all Ryu (plus that Hadooken in the air is more Akuma. Besides, we were basically wandering hermits atoning for the slaying of that dude in the first quest, so I think Ryu was best.)
>>25204479Not a nat 20, but not a nat 1 either.And plus I doubt we could put lightning on our feet
>>25203786>Narrow failure vs DC12Instantly disliking the humming coming from Song's fork you dash for the edge of the roof, as song raises the fork the humming turns into a horrifyingly loud and shrill whining. You're almost off the roof when the projected shrieking of Songs fork catches up with you, instead of a graceful dive off the roof slowed by some firebending at the bottom your instead just drop.Luckily you get off the roof before the stone behind you explodes. As you roll to your unsteadily to your feet from a painful drop you look and see Ming Puar remove an arm from man wielding deer horn knives with an upward stroke, and then she quickly spins he guandao back into a downward stroke the man futilely attempts to block - Gen Xiao Ren slices through the mans knife, his arm, his chest, and straight out through his leg.You look around and realize that there's actually quite a few bodies from her efforts here and that man seemed to be the last of the thugs guarding the opium den.Then Song appears at the edge of the roof... and he holds the advantage of high ground now. He taps his fork against his fan again...[ ] Attempt to find cover again. (medium)[ ] Lightning. (easy)
>>25204606[X] Lightning. (easy)He has a metal fan and a metal tuning fork, time for some hilarity.
>>25204539We're not atoning for anything, Ten Ping is heavily implied to be a rapist and a bully who hides behind his (tenous) connection to the fire lord's blood line.We're undercover so that the school can escape dishonor for allowing ten ping to die in the angi kai and so that we can get a head start on Ping Assassins.
>>25204606You, see, Song, the thing about the relationship between Thunder and Lightning?The lightning comes first. ZAP, Motherfucker!
>>25204606Fry. Him.>[x] Lightning
>>25204606>[ ] Lightning. (easy)zap zap motherfuckers
>>25204606>[ ] Lightning. (easy)His power shall be his downfall!
Rolled 12>>25204606Through out that combo here earlier >>25204479Do you want me to re-roll that into a nat 20, Cause I'll fucking get it!
>>25204631Good show, sir.
>>25204606>[ ] Lightning. (easy)I've had enough of this song and dance
>holding a metal tuning fork>high upIt's like he wants the L
>>25204631I like it.
>>25204629Karma mate, no matter how bad the person was you still inheret bad karma from murdering a person - even if it was an accident.Maro *tries* to avoid killing people if he can, but ultimately he's a pretty big believer in 'self defense motherfucker'. He's also incredibly wrathful - he's just level headed when he's thinking about torching your property or inflicting severe bodily harm.
Right. Roll for lightning.
Rolled 8>>25204718The fury of the heavens descends upon you.
Rolled 1>>25204718Omae wa mo, Shindeiru.
Rolled 12>>25204718ZAP MOTHAFUCKA
Rolled 5>>25204729Guess we're the ones dead, huh.
Rolled 16>>25204729You fool! Never roll again.
Rolled 13I want to hear him sizzle.
>>25204729>>25204739I think they cancel each other out.
>>25204728>>25204729>>25204739WELL. The crit cancels out the crit fail... leaving us with a relatively mediocre roll. Writeup incoming
>>25204739>>25204739Well, uhh... kay....
Rolled 8>>25204739You glorious god! Roll every time!
>>25204739A POX UPON TH->>25204729Oh wait, nevermind.
Rolled 19>>25204756At least it's not a critfail.
>>25204756What about a crit and a crit fail? That could be done hilarity. Mari lightning's off both if their clothes, both are in their birthday suits and begrudgingly call a draw.We could use some more humor in this avatar!
>>25204810Or Maro's lightning blows him up, but everyone sees his face?
>>25204810Dude, you know this is the Dark Knight Returns of Avatar, right?
>>25204810dude this whole quest can be summed up as "Avatar but Darker and Edgier" with lots of nods to RL asian culture.
>>25204810Amusing as that is, I would picture something more like We blow up the fork and sear his hand, but we're a moment late and a resonance wave breaks our leg. But honestly just having the 1 and 20 cancel makes more sense, and is a heck of a lot easier to write.
>>25204728>narrow success vs dc7Your ears hum from Song's attacks, your back aches from the unslowed seventeen foot drop on to hard ground. You drop into a rooted stance and draw in the power you need - separating the positive and negative energies. You notice a sudden look of recognition on Song's face and you feel the wind pick up all around you - it feels like you're standing in the center of a hurricane for a few brief seconds. You take a stomping step forward shouting into the hurricane, you touch your fingers together and then there's pure white light directed at Song. He attempts to slide out of the way while deflecting with the fan in his offhand... but it only catches the lightning and you hear him scream and a loud pop - whatever you did with the staff strike to his shoulder earlier seems to have been finished by the lightning strike.He falls out of sight before you can finish channeling all of the lightning.cont
>>25204877It's more nobledark to be honest.
>>25204877I prefer to think of it as Noble Dark.
>>25204885>He falls out of sight before you can finish channeling all of the lightning....That might be shitty.
>>25204810>Maro the Flash
>>25204885The hurricane stops, the winds die down and you exhale a deep breath. You get the feeling that Song was somehow holding back during the whole fight - he genuinely seemed to enjoy fighting you.You drop to your back exhausted and in pain - but momentarily safe. Ming Puar runs over to you "We need to move quickly - we're still after Lao Len right? If we don't get on her trail we're going to lose her - I don't think that half the city didn't hear your fight up there... What the hell happened up there?"[ ] explain the fight in a quick summary.[ ] comment on Mings own handywork[ ] get back to the roof as quick as possible[ ] chase after lao len before you lose the trail.
>>25204958>[ ] chase after lao len before you lose the trail."I'LL EXPLAIN LATER, JUST FUCK THAT BITCH UP"
>>25204958[X] chase after lao len before you lose the trail."I'll explain later, bit busy."
>>25204958Can we give chase while complimenting Ming on her handiwork?
>>25204975But more nobly.
>>25204958>[ ] chase after lao len before you lose the trail.Story later, hunting now.
>>25204958[x] Chase after Lao Len before you lose the trail."I will explain everything later, we must make haste if we're to lance the boil at the heart of this city."
>>25204969Perhaps give Ming a glimpse into our true nature...
>>25204958>[ ] chase after lao len before you lose the trail.Just an EXPLAIN LATER will do.
>>25205074"Soundbender. Hardest fight of my life. Lao Len, Now." you spit out the sentence and get back to your feet.The two of you charge into the opium den... and see squalid individuals, lying in puddles of their own filth, too far gone chasing dragons to have even noticed the fighting outside and above. You remember the folk tale of the wife abused by her husband for long years, whose spirit appeared to her husband after death and told him to cultivate the flowers that grew on her grave... how to collect and manufacture the little white pellets, her spirit told her husband to smoke the result in a pipe and the womans vengeance from beyond the grave was had - for opium was her hatred for her husband made manifest, it ruined him and sent him chasing fantasies.Ming Puar directs you to a back room and you push the folk tale out of your mind - you kick down the door and find only two men whose hands begin to glow with flame.[ ] Staff (medium)[ ] Firebend (medium)[ ] Lightning (easy)
>>25205198Do the sideways double-jet that Zuko did that one time.
>>25205198>[ ] Lightning (easy)Fuck it, why not?
>>25205198Lightning.Shit lightning all over everything
>>25205198>[ ] Lightning (easy)Time to enter vengeance mode.
>>25205198>[ ] Lightning (easy)Not waiting to get our shit kicked first this time
>>25205198Well, lighting seems to be the expedient solution, but it must have a cumulative draw on or strength.I say fire.
>>25205216Rolls come after an option has been decided.>>25205230Thank you for being so specific - I know exactly what you're talking about (heres to hoping I passed my bluff dc)
>>25205198>[X] Lightning (easy)Time to quit being subtle. That time passed away when a fucking THUNDERCUNT BENDER attacked us in broad daylight.
Rolled 14>>25205254>Rolls come after an option has been decided.I forgot to take it out man.
>>25205249Maro finds lightning incredibly easy with just the short amount of practice he's had. If he gets to practice more he may find himself getting even better at it. In some cases he finds it easier than firebending - the difference is he's put a lot of time into learning how to fight as a firebender.
>>25205262Its night time. Hence arc title "Night of Black Tiles".
>>25205198>[ ] Lightning (easy)Lets just finish these fucks quickly.
>>25205277>There is no reason to not use lightning beyond poster paranoiaShove lightning up they asses. And lets get some more practice in after we get a moment of peace.
>>25205198Roll for lightning.
>>25205277Is Sith lightning or chain lightning an option with enough practice?
Rolled 20>>25205313TASTE MY LIGHTNING, MUTHAS!
>>25205288In broad nightlight!
>>25205320OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHMy roll is best roll!
Rolled 14>>25205320let's try that again
>>25205316I'd love to get it down to the point where we can deathtouch people by lightninging them without the stupid motions.Like Hei, the Chinese Electric Batman!
>>25205346There will always be motions involved - it's bending which is based on a martial art. The only time motions are skipped over are when I don't know how to write them properly or I don't feel like dedicating too much time to wuxia-action-porn. Song still had to use motions for his airbending (which is really hard to fucking write because we've seen so little of it).
>>25205381But lightning is all about the chi separation thing. It seems that with enough practice, one could learn to do that well enough completely internally.
>>25205381Might I suggest we either take one of these guys down while Ming takes one out; or that we split the lightning into two jolts and hit both of them at once.
>>25205320"Lightning ALWAYS comes before thunder Lao Len, did you think you could use one force of nature without facing the other?!"
>>25205440Instead of that, maybe we could start whistling Little Soldier Boy?>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQaKsgMiSxA
>>25205409It would still require us to pause and focus, motions would probably ease that process and we'd still have to make certain motions to wield that energy.>>25205381I'm thinking lots of wide expansive gestures and gathering chi into balls or whorls, chi being invisible we'd only see the motions.fuck energy bending.
>>25205381If I remember correctly Airbending is based off of Baguazhang, which is an internal style rather similar to Tai Chi, or Taijiquan.It's based a lot on circle walking and circular footwork, which consists spiraling around an opponent while facing them side on, and constantly moving to the side of attacks. It has strikes that flow from the rotation of the core out to the extremities, and a focus on smooth movements flowing from one to the other. It has a lot of flexibility in terms of what weapons to use and covers the gamut from throws, joint locks, and close in boxing, to longer range striking moves and evasive movement.Also, it looks very pretty and smooth, just like Tai Chi, very flowing and good for exercise, but it's an extremely brutal martial art, just like Tai Chi, based on hurting and breaking people in nasty yet effective ways.
>>25205474that works too.Maybe hum it or whistle it as The Shadow Dragon as a part of our persona.
>>25205490Works for me, so airbenders, circular foot work, face opponent side on, moves for close in and far out. A bit of grappling, a bit of striking.
>>25205320One of the man shoots a quick stream of fire, which you leap over completely and it sets part of a tapestry behind you on fire, you take two quick stuttered hops towards him and with an amazingly fast jab you place two fingers on the bridge of his nose - and channel lightning directly into his head.The other was attempting to deal with Ming but upon seeing what you just did to his companion he starts to turn and run. You pull out the sai from your sash and throw it infront of his face, where it embeds itself in a wooden beam and makes the man stop dead."LAO LEN. WHERE IS SHE!?" you shout."th-th-the docks she ran off to the her warehouse there, don't kill me please, I have a family".You grab the sai you managed to impale into a thick wooden beam right in front of his face and pull it out effortlessly. "Change your life - there will be no more of whatever you call this after tonight. I will grant you mercy *once*".You and Ming quickly run through Lao Lens escape-cubby, which leads straight to the docks and comes up outside of the warehouse.Recalling from earlier it seemed that there were men unloading a ship you sneak around and see them still at it, though it looks like a woman you presume to be Lao Len is furiously shouting orders to them.[ ] Frontal assault before they can follow whatever orders she's given[ ] Observe, figure out where Lao Len is going and sneak there.
>>25205560[X] Observe, figure out where Lao Len is going and sneak there.
>>25205560>[ ] Frontal assault before they can follow whatever orders she's givenSHOCKTROOPER LIGHTNING BENDER
>>25205540Makes sense. When looking at footwork in the shows I see>Air benders move in circles>Water benders move back and forth>Fire benders advance methodically>Earth benders hold their ground
>>25205560Now that we have a breather, compliment Ming on her work before while Observing.
>>25205560[x] full frontal assaultFuck the quiet approach, hit them hard and fast, throw some knives at the woman, foot strikes preferably since the leg has a lot of arteries, to keep her from running, let ming handle her cronies.
>>25205560Lightning the shit they're unloadingZap it all
>>25205560>[ ] Observe, figure out where Lao Len is going and sneak there.A hunter must find his prey before he can strike.
>>25205560If we're not injured that much, let's fucking fire-jet the fuck in there and ruin her shit. No one's going to step in front of a dude going 88 miles per hour with a trail of fire, and we can grab her before she knows what's going on.
>>25205474http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-8OczaqwgIn my headcanon the language of the setting is a bit of a mix of chinese, japanese and korean. If you took out the tinny sounding bits (more particular to the female) and got Maro and Flame-Lily to sing together they'd probably sound like this. Maro sounds a bit more melancholy though
>>25205560Frontal assault, gun straight for Lao Len and take her hostage.
>>25205560[ ] Frontal assault before they can follow whatever orders she's given
>>25205637Oh my god those voices are annoying
>>25205728I'm glad someone else said it.
>>25205738Totes downloading it for use as micspam in tf2.
>>25205728>>25205738I personally disagree, but whatever.Again, I vote for what I said here >>25205575
>>25205728Welcome to asian nasal tones. I actually quite like how the man sounds, the chinese vocaloid girl is better in other songs, and amongst nasal tone speakers would be considered to have quite a cute voice.
>>25205575Yeah, do this. More to our character.
>>25205581Yup, Waterbending is based off of Yang Style Tai Chi, flowing movements, back and forth movements, a focus on using the core, Airbending is based on Baguazhang as I mentioned earlier, Earthbending is based on Hung Gar, which is known for a focus on low stances, strong hand techniques, and a lot of stability, operating from a strong position with a lot of longer range punches, except for Toph who uses Southern Mantis, and Firebending is based on Northern Shaolin, lots of focus on kicks, explosive power, and offense over defense, Firebending defense often is throwing more fire at the problem, not avoiding or blocking it.
>>25205808So what would lightningbending be based off of?
You look at Ming Puar, "Full attack, we hit them hard, I'll deal with any Benders and Lao Len if possible" she nods at the orders.Stepping out from your little hiding spot you immediately fire off a shot of lightning at the man serving as a lookout, you fire three quick bolts of fire at the people you saw with bows... then with a few running steps and a short hop you channel fire with everything you have behind you... and end up making an 120 foot flaming leap from the docks to the ship landing right in the center of it.Two firebenders and three of lao lens dockhands set upon you immediately.[ ] STAFF (medium-hard)[ ] LIGHTNING (hard)[ ] FIREBENDING (medium)
>>25205849> inb4 Capoeira
>>25205849Honestly lit looks very similar to taichi jian movements... minus the jian.
>>25205872Firebending. Leap up on nearby crates or boxes, then rain flames down the two of them.
Rolled 1>>25205872LIGHTNING MOTHERFUCKER
>>25205872>[ ] FIREBENDING (medium)Take out the firebenders first.Try and keep one of the dockhands alive.
>>25205890Don't roll unless DeliciousBread asks you to roll.
>>25205890WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOU?!
>>25205849I looked it up, they based it on a Shaolin form called "Dragon Shoots its Whiskers", so still Northern Shaolin.
>>25205872>[ ] FIREBENDING (medium)I notice that lighting is now harder than fire-bending. Is that because it's harder to focus on your core while beset by multiple enemies? Or is it because we're losing our composure?You don't have to answer OP, just thinking out loud.
>>25205917I assume it is because we don't have time to properly center our chi or something along those lines.
>>25205917I think it's because of the former, personally.>>25205890You dumb nigger.
>>25205890Hey OP, use that. Will be funnies.
>>25205917Fighting five people at once is hard with lightning. Firebending is remarkably good at fighting multiple people (kick backwards, punch forwards, fans of flame, fire breath).Beating the snot out of five people with a staff while two of them are firebenders, not so easy
>>25205942I imagine that one dude suddenly getting zapped would make the others panic for a second.At least until we start throwing fire at them too.
roll for firebending please.>>25205972It's more about positioning - generally when you've been lightning bending before you've been at a moderate distance from people who weren't spread out all around you. You just took a 120 foot flaming skyleap and landed in the center of a ship of thugs.
>>25205972I think we're going to need a -lot- more practice before we can do fire and lightning simultaneously.
Rolled 12>>25206001Boot to the head!
>>25205938>>>/out/>>25205872Flamenwerfing time.That is to say, firebending.
Rolled 5>>25206001Let's see what we get
Rolled 9>>252060011 for the 1 throne
>>25206015If I remember correctly, a 12 is good for medium.Or hits the DC exactly. Either way, not bad. :)
Rolled 2>>25206001BURNIT ALL
Rolled 1>>25206001BURNING VENGEANCEIt's a 1d1. I'm not going to do it all thread long. I just want to fuck around for a post.
Rolled >>25206065That joke is pretty stale.
>>25206112True. But I wanted to get a stab at it before it drops.I'm not gonna do it again, don't worry.
Rolled >>25206112Does a D0 work?
Rolled 3>>25206015>Pass vs dc10You step around one of the bolts of fire, you kick behind you and punch ahead at the same time creating gouts of flame, hitting one firebender and a dockhand.Another dockhand comes running up quickly swinging a club wildly, you duck underneath it and taking your khakkara in two hands you bash him upside the head.The last firebender panics and shoots a giant sheet of flame at you... and he sets fire to things in the warehouse as you leap over his attack and deliver a flaming kick to the face.The last dockhand runs. You see Ming Puar making a charge against the workers who weren't on the ship, some have swords and long knives. Between Ming and Gen Xiao Ren there is a bloody toll being wracked on the thugs.You finally come face to face with Lao Len... and as you open your mouth to speak she whips a dagger at you.(please roll vs my roll)
Rolled 17>>25206160Wow. Lao len can't throw for shit tonight apparently. Too many fucking dragons.
Rolled 7>>25206160I think it's time to beat her stupid crime lord face in.
Rolled 15>>25206160Parry with the Jian, level it at her.
Rolled 12>>25206160Fuck you cunt.
>>25206173Do we have to roll against this one now, or did you forget to not dice?
>>25206173If we can directly jolt lightning into a guy's skull, could we fire some lightning at the base of Lao Len's spine?
>>25206177>Parry with something we don't have.Okay, I hope you like catching knives with your face.
>>25206219>I hope you like catching knives with your face.We'll catch it in our mouth by biting down on it before it gets too far in.
>>25206208Nah I wanted to see if my second roll would be much better, going with an average of my rolls you guys still beat it.
>>25206239>going with an average of my rolls you guys still beat it.But you said we roll against that roll. Not "you guys roll against the average of my rolls"./autism
Rolled >>25206177What this guy said, but with the staff.>>25206139I like to think a d0 is just a blank cube.
>>25206177You easily deflect the poorly thrown knife from the obviously opiated Lao Len, you keep on walking towards her, fire sparking in your eyes and exhaling a quick snort of steam from your nose."You know who I am Lao Len. You will tell me what was done with Pan of Jin, then you will either repent or die"."Terribly confident aren't you lightningchild. You presume much to think I know where this 'pan' is"."You would identify any noble that you came across, do not toy with me angering me will only make your death slow."She pauses to light her pipe on the burning remains of one of the firebenders you incinerated. "You'd have to beat it out of me lightningchild, the dragons told me about you and I know I can beat you" she exhales smoke in your direction... and proceeds to draw four more knives.[ ] firebend (medium-hard)[ ] staff (medium)[ ] lightning (hard)
>>25206433>[ ] staff (medium)She says we need to beat it out of her.Let's do just that.
>>25206433[X] lightning (hard)Grab her and remove her motor functions.
>>25206433[X] staff (medium)How can she be so hot, yet so evil?
>>25206433>[X] staff (medium)>"You'd have to beat it out of me lightningchild"Ok.
Rolled >>25206433[x] staff her.
>>25206470Dude... She's got FAS face...
>>25206500>I have no idea what that means.Roll for staffbending plz
>>25206574Fetal Alcohol Syndrome.That pic you posted, the girl's face looked like she had a touch of it.
Rolled 11Wooo I get to participate!
Rolled 17>>25206574There's not nearly enough risktakers around.
>>25206500>>25206574>>25206603Once you explained the acronym, I can see it now.That could be possible.
>>25206603Most of her face is obscured though, so you can hardly say anything with accuracy
>>25206639Other than http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kYKqA0St8_U
>>25206668Lets just leave it at 'artist cant draw faces' and forget about it.
>>25206602Passed and writeup is incoming, just need to start making dough for my http://www.maangchi.com/recipe/jjinppang-mandu
>>25206730You mind archiving? Or give me a summary to use for when I archive it?(Game of Thrones is almost on)
>>25206770>Thread not even in autosage yetDude chill. You don't need to sweat so hard about archiving in every quest.
>>25206770^.^ how's the show look? I heard it's drastically different from the books.
>>25206791Season 1 - Pretty much like the book save for some detailsSeason 2 - Differs in ways.Season 3 - Storm of Swords Part 1; Stuff is quite different.
>>25206790But I hate it when great threads just fucking drop.
>>25206841They don't "just fucking drop" unless a mod decides to delete it.Even when they hit autosage, it takes a few more hours to even reach pg10 and then a bit longer to actually drop off.
>>25206770We're not even in autosage. I'll archive it when it needs to be.
>>25206872Two posts away.
>>25206872Okay.(Sorry, but I'm heading off to watch Game of Thrones. Will be back when it's over.)
>>25206907And threads survive for hours in autosage on /tg/.
>>25206841I hate it when someone archives too soon and the thread is culled by page 11 before the once-an-hour suptg update updates the thread completely and makes the latter end of the thread spontamissing.
>>25206951There's no point arguing with him. Its a troll that does this in every quest and then when people start to seem really mad he goes and archives with a shitty description and forgets a few tags.
Rolled >>25206938We're a handful of posts away from OPs dramatic cliffhanger ending anyway.lets just wait till the quest is over and end it.
>>25206770It's archived. Making the dough for my foodstuffs doesn't take too long cause stand mixer (my name is indicative of a passion).
>>25207096"Then beat it out of you I shall"You make a quick leap towards Lao Len and smack the knives she throws at you out of the way. She does a much better job with these ones and they actually come close to hitting. Swinging your khakkara Lao Len elegantly spins out of the way, pipe still in mouth. You step forward with a high kick towards the face that creates a small gout of flame and end up getting a puff of smoke in the face for your efforts.She throws two more knives that you ignore as you bend fire behind you and slide towards her and take her down in a leg sweep. Victory seems in your grasp![ ] grapple (hard)[ ] Sai (medium hard)[ ] firebend (medium hard)
>>25207208I'd say that firebending is too good for her and that we should shank her, but then I'd be lying.
>>25207234If you really want to sure, but I wouldn't recommend it, you're still trying to get information from her.
>>25207208Are all options nonlethal, or will the sai and firebending kill her?
>>25207208[X] Sai (medium hard)Fuck up her wrists at the very least with them.
>>25207257Dc's for all options are for nonlethal.
Rolled 5>>25207208Crucify her
>>25207208>[ ] Sai (medium hard)
>>25207275That really doesn't indicate what option you want to select friend as sadly maro has left his hammer, nails and cross at home today.
[x] SaiSlap her around a little, once she's woozy pin her wrists against something and slam the sai point through her wrists.
Roll for sai please
>>25207208>[ ] grapple (hard)>Victory seems in your grasp!Can't resist. Power of the pun compels me.
Rolled 6lets treat her like a butterfly.
>>25207412I think 17 is Maro's lucky number.
>>25207412You drop your khakkara in favor of your sai now that you're at close range, Lao Len seems unable to throw any more knives from her back, but she quickly springs back up to her feet - oddly not losing a bit from her pipe.You twirl back up from your leg sweep creating fire that puts Lao Len on the defensive as you get back onto your feet as well.Then Lao Len does something uncharacteristic for the short time you've met her - she takes the metal pipe out of her mouth and taps it out. Shuffling towards her you attempt to make a quick thrust with the sai, which she avoids, she swings with the pipe and you quickly trap it in the sai."It seems you're out of weapons Lao Len""Not at all bender" and she delivers two quick jabs and a kick down your left arm and leg... and they go dead completely. Before you collapse under a leg that won't support you anymore, you deliver a devastating headbutt into her face, crushing her nose.You release the pipe from the trap with the sai and drive the sai through her right arm and straight down into the ship planking, Lao Len screams and curses you.You grab her left arm, with your right and begin to use firebending to heat it up."Where is Pan!""All the womenslaves worth anything were sent to the house of white tiles as soon as I heard Song's thunder - a runner saw to it."End of Firebender quest episode 5, night of black tiles part 2. Thanks for participating.Q&A is open, and any feedback is appreciated. I'll probably run again tomorrow as I've still got notes and I missed the saturday session (and got this one started late).
>>25207708What time should we expect you tomorrow, DB-man?Will we have time later to refine our techniques, perhaps come up with maneuvers that we can use at a lower difficulty? Things like using our sai to conduct lightning, or specific firebending / lightning techniques.
>>25207751It's a monday - I'll probably run in the afternoon (17:00 4chan time) so people can actually participate without being at work or school or the like.
>>25207751Oh and for the latter part of your question - if there's some indication that more people would like to do that type of thing - yes it can always be worked in.
>>25207812Meta note, you might want a different system for opposed rolling, like you roll 3d20, and take our first three rolls like usual.
>>25207812A little bit of down-time and self-directed training after we finish with this night I think would be great. I like the parts of quests when we get to build and improve whatever it is we're controlling, whether it's a person or a nation.
A: I'd like to learn weapons techniques that can be combined with our bending.B: For the sake of brining Celestial Kingdom Quest back, what days aren't you going to run FB Quest?
>>25207861Was actually thinking about that. At the moment I'm just playing around with opposed rolling - i'll try to hammer something out though. At the moment I think a dice 1d4+9-12 would probably work a lot better as it doesn't turn the whole thing into a luck based fiasco.
>>25207927Generally I will *always* try to run on saturdays, I will see about getting more threads in during the week (probably wednesday) too. Bonus threads may pop up depending on what my notes are like.>>25207878Investigate your companions - trust me, its worth it, they may have abilities or knowledge they're not even aware of.
>>25207961As long as you come up with something
>>25207961That's going to make enemies pretty dang consistently powerful. Maybe mooks only get something like a d4+5 or something, so they can get trashed, but can still be a threat if we roll poorly.Also, do you think there is ever a chance that Maro could get pluses to his rolls somehow?>>25208013Speaking of, we need to investigate our Guinepigbat more. He needs a name. I get the feeling he is the key to victory.
>>25208042>That's going to make enemies pretty dang consistently powerful.Not really. Average highest rolled for 3d20 is 16, and 4+12 is 16, so...
>>25208028I was perfectly satisfied with the roll song made, he was mostly just finding shit out in that fight. I was terribly disappointed in lao lens roll.>>25208042Most of it will follow usual format where options and vague dc's are given, opposed rolls are for other things
>>25208013Noted, look forward to future threads.
>>25208129I'll try to post on my twitter before I run something. You can always feel free to nag me there as well.https://twitter.com/DelicousBread
$10 says its our sister that was beaten to death by the guy who runs the white tile place.
>>25208172Liked how the thread went.(I'm the guy who went off for Game of Thrones)
>>25208253While I'm sure she's a spitfire she's also a noble and therefore valuable. Not saying it can't happen, but if it did the guy who beat her is already in a ditch somewhere.
I'm kind of surprised at the immediate rejection of the voices op provided for characters. I thought they were quite nice.
>>25208253>>25208283Yeah, she was probably beaten, but not to death.
>>25208283I actually haven't done much work on pans characterization.Flame lily was one of the first npcs I wrote up though.
>>25208520So since it's information Maro would have, what is Pan like?
>>25208541LET ME CHECK MY NOTES.
>>25208776OH WAIT I DONT HAVE ANY FOR PAN.I think there's some details at the end of 2nd thread in archives for pan, but I haven't fleshed her out really well.
>>25208447Well if she was harmed in any way, we'll just take it out on the House of White Tiles. Then we'll keep a mobile brothel/harem with us as we travel the countryside.
>>25210293New disguise: Pimp.
>>25210644>Deciding to travel around the fire nation (mostly by boat) with a large group of incredibly high maintenance women.Its like you're stupid or something.
>>25211926They'll make us back the money.And it'll be an ironic disguise. Like hiding in plain sight.Most didn't like their former "pimp" anyway... they're vulnerable and need someone to take care of them.Besides, we could teach them how to fight and have a straight up group of sexy ninja courtesans.They could get information, allow us sanctuary, and let us drop the shitty begging monk thing.>It's like you're not even trying to have fun.
>>25211989>ironicPlease go away. You don't know what that word means. An actual 'ironic' disguise would be for Maro to masquerade as a nobleman, because he *is* a nobleman.Also OP has stated repeatedly that sex isn't the service they sell - that's something they give freely if they choose to, what they sell is their time and companionship.Their current 'pimp' isn't a 'pimp' he's a house owner, who happens to buy slaves and he has a bit of a temper.Speaking of which I wonder if flame-lily is a professional cuddler.