You are Maro of Jin, whispered as "Maro of Lightning".You fought Song of Thunder on the rooftop of one of Lao Len's buildings and managed to defeat him. You assaulted one of Lao Len's buildings and found out she had moved to the her warehouse where most of her gang is. You finally came face to face with the crime lord herself and after beating her in a fight found that your sister had been moved to the house of white tiles as soon as your fight with Song had started. Through accidents on the parts of Lao Len's firebenders both her opium den and the warehouse are now burning, and fire threatens to spread throughout the city of Shen Jiao.Taking a deep breath, Lao Lens eyes seem to go unfocused and all the pain that she seemed to be experiencing upon you stabbing her arm to the deck of the ship in the warehouse seems to float away from her. Lao Len laughs around a crumpled nose and she kicks you in the side of the head, then delivers a heel to your face knocking you away from her then without even bothering to remove the sai she pulls her arm from the ship deck... it seems she no longer feels pain behind the dragon smoke haze of opiates.You struggle to stand but find that your left leg and arm don't work. You grab your staff and somehow manage to force your way back to your feet.Lao Len pulls the sai out of her arm and grabs her metal pipe and begins to rush you.[ ] firebend (Hard)[ ] dodge (medium)[ ] attempt to defend yourself with the staff (medium-hard).
Rolled 1>>25225965[ ] dodge (medium)
>>25225965[ ] attempt to defend yourself with the staff (medium-hard).
>>25226011Well lets hope the dice don't treat this like the last episode of predator quest.
>>25225965>attempt to defend yourself with the staff (medium-hard).We're partly paralyzed, even if we manage to avoid the rush there's a good chance we'll land in an unfavorable position. Let's hold our ground while we still have it
Rolled 2>>25225965Set the deck on front of us on fire, then try to retreat and regroup with Ming Puar.
Gunna wait a few more minutes for more people, running on an off day so yeah.
>>25226113>>25225965Defend with staff
Please roll for staffbending
Rolled 17>>25226221Fuck her up, but good!
Rolled 10>>25226221Well even though she doesn't feel pain her arm isn't going to be half as effective as it was.
Rolled 19>>25226221Fuck her up, but good!
Rolled 14>>25226221>bent staff
Rolled 3>>25226221Fuck her up, but good!
>>25226248Well... I would have phrased it as Lao Len bending but I think that might have led to some uh, mistaken conclusions.
>>25226238Don't delete posts to try and powergame better rolls. I can see when it happens, you had already succeeded with the 17 above you.>>25226236Success vs dc14
Rolled 18>>25226281Sorry, the quick reply kept showing the post as aborted so I just continued to try posting without really thinking about it.
>>25226236Lao Len charges towards you relentlessly, the perforated arm holding your sai, the functioning one holding her metal pipe. You brace your footing and she continues towards you unabated, you thrust out and catch her in the lower part of her ribs and hear a sickening crunch and it doesn't even seem to phase her, with your leg and arm still numb Lao Len bowls you over without any real effort.You tumble into a pile with each other and lose grip on your staff, Lao Len ends up on top of you, blood leaking from her arm, her nose, and in ropy strings from her mouth. "I'll eat your heart lightningchild" she whispers in a fearsome promise. You hear more commotion at the edge of the ship.[ ] Grapple (medium)[ ] Defend (medium[ ] Headbutt (hard)
>>25226427[X] Headbutt (hard)
Rolled 6>>25226427Grapple, try to retrieve the sai from her arm and knock her out with the hilt.
Rolled 10>>25226427>[ ] Headbutt (hard)
>>25226456Sai is in her hands. If you managed to get ahold of it somehow you could probably heat it up with firebending, I'm not sure it would make her let it go though.
>>25226427Are we good enough to spit fire out of our mouth? Or are we still at punches and kicks only level?Because this would be a GREAT time to dragon's breath.
Rolled 10>>25226484>Drool lava
>>25226484You could definately try, Maro knows how to do it.
>>25226510Then that's my vote!
>>25226427Headbutt like a boss.
Rolled 5>>25226456>>25226481Sorry for lack of reading comprehension, alright let's headbutt a bitch
Rolled 3>>25226510Spit HOT FIYAH in her face.
>>25226535Nah it's not even a reading comprehension fail, I said she had a perforated arm and then a functioning one, so i can understand the mixup - both her arms are working, she's just using the sai against you too.
Seems like its a tie between 'headbutt' and 'breathe fire into her face'. Tiebreaker please
Rolled 2>>25226570I'll change from headbutt to spitifre>>25226463 was me.
Rolled 17>>25226570>>25226582Looks like the spitfires have it.
>>25226607>>25226582Roll for BAD BREATH.
>>25226649DC is Medium.
Rolled 8>>25226663Aww sheeeit.
>>25226663Don't bother in case we get a 1.
>>25226686Hey man, 3d20 means 3d20, you don't disrespect the dice out of fear.>>25226661>MediumI always figured breathing fire was fairly difficult, since there isn't much motion involved and motion seems to be important for bending. Not that it matters with a roll like >>25226663
>>25226731It's well beyond most firebenders capability, it's pretty hard and risky to do because it's prettymuch solely focused on power generated by breath. Most firebenders rely on strength of movement from the legs to generate energy into their strikes.
Rolled 2 + 10>>25226663Lao Len brings the sai up clearly intending to drive it through your collarbone, you inhale and there is instant recognition in her eyes that you're a firebender and she had briefly forgotten it. She attempts to shield her face with her arms but then you exhale fire and wrath for what seems like an eternity.Lao-Lens clothing from the waste up is burnt from her, her hair is singed and her skin and arms are charred, baked and burnt. "... I ... I finally found a *real* dragon" she whispers in amazement and then she crumples on top of you - on fire.Opposed roll please.
Rolled 3>>25226893Oh god. Either stop, drop, and roll, or just firebend the fire away.
Rolled 1 + 10>>25226893Like this?
Rolled 16>>25226893Put that bitch out, we need her for questioning!
>>25226924Nah the opposed roll is just a d20 vs whatever my result was.>>25226933... What would you want to question her about?
Rolled 4>>25226941>... What would you want to question her about?Whether or not she cares that she's about to get some hot Maro dick.
>>25226960If someone can come up with something better than waifu'ing one of the bad guys it might be included as a possibility in the write-up. If it's just 'we want to waifu' it's going to be ignored. I'll give you guys a few minutes to brainstorm something that *might* make saving her life worthwhile.
Rolled 13>>25226980There is no waifuing required for hot Maro dickings.
>>25226960>whether or not she cares that she's going to get some hot Maro dickI think you mean some hot, thunder dick.
>>25226980I suppose we could care about where the more underground parts of her operation are so that we can inform the right people and have them shut down. If she dies a lot of her goons will just go into hiding and start back up soon enough.Where she keeps her paperwork, ledgers, and blackmail so we can force authority figures into shaping the fuck up or we'll let it loose.
Rolled 5>>25226998>Ey yo gurl you want sum thundafuck?>Ok fine. Walk away bitch ain't no one want your nasty pussy anyway shiiiieeeeeeeet.
>>25227007>>25226998Guys, I think she's dead. We just charred her upper body into crispy Bar-B-Q.
>>25227033>implying necrophilia with cooked bodies isn't literally the hottest thing ever
Rolled 10>>25226996>>25226998>>25226960Enough with the dicks! We need her alive so we can ask her where they keep noble and expensive hostages. Once we know if our sister is there then we can rape her/make her a waifu and set her on the path to righteousness and sobriety.
>>25227033There's still a bit of life in her... but yeah, you prettymuch just hanako'd her whole upper body - it'd take a miracle to save her at the moment, if you can come up with a good reason to save her it might be included, otherwise Maro got the information he needed - people were moved to a safehouse when shit started going down.
Rolled 8>>25227049>implying rape isn't the most superior of advanced interrogation techniques
Rolled 1>>25227068We should entirely incinerate the rest of her so that we never be found out.
>>25227068I wouldn't mind grabbing a bit more information out of her if possible, but she isn't going to live through this.
>>25227090Or dump her body into the water.
>>25227090>We should entirely incinerate the rest of her so that we never be found out.What are they going to do get our DNA off of her or something? She's toast let her be.
Rolled 20>>25227118Or incinerate the rest of her. We're a walking flamethrower / tesla coil.
Rolled 16>>25227068Well we already know she's a formidable fighter and capable of leading an organisation. Once we leave this town there's no safe bet that it won't fall right back into destitution. However, if we leave a reminder of what happens to evil-minded thugs and slave traffickers and that reminder just so happens to join the local law enforcement then we might have a chance of keeping this city in a state of somewhat peace once we continue our journey.
>>25227068Just leave her be. Move on. We have a sister to save. Ignore the shitposters.
Rolled 4>>25227125It's about sending the message that you don't be criminal scum.
Rolled 6>>25227147>Ignore the shitposters.Then put on a trip so I can ignore you more thoroughly. We should get rid of her.
>>25227138WITH A ROLL LIKE THAT HOW CAN WE SAY NO!? She shall have a warriors death. Not gasping for air after being burned alive. Finish the job.
>>25227147I've been ignoring the 'we want to waifu' stuff, but that doesn't mean the initial suggestion of saving her couldn't have *some* merit.
>>25227168I can agree with being merciful and ending her now, but no wanton corpse defilement please--we aren't 12.
>>25227177I don't want to waifu, I want to fuck n' chuck.
Rolled 15>>25227141And I know that whole idea sounds naive but we don't have a lot of options when it comes to keeping this town clean. We can also give her some hot lightning dick to sement her fear of us and future retributions should she stray from the path of justice.
>>25227166She's already as good as dead and incinerating her corpse does nothing. It's fuckin' pre-industrial fantasy land they don't even know what the fuck a fingerprint is.
>>25227204>don't even know what the fuck a fingerprint is.You sincerely underestimate the Dai Li.
>>25227204Just incinerate her. It's a proper enough burial. We're leaving her as good as dead already and gasping for air. We need to finish the god damn job. Anything other than that would be cruel.
>>25227204It gets rid of her corpse. That's not nothing.The action could be rolled into the same post as the next action. You just don't want to do it because your a spiteful child.
>>25227220>You sincerely underestimate the Dai Li.NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPENOPEOk, that changed my mind. Incinerate her.
Rolled 3>>25227242>>25227220Did someone forget we're in the fire nation? If I'm not mistaken the boat we're on is aflame anyway. Just leaving her on the boat will finish her off since that's what everyone seems so keen on.
Okay, so we want to incinerate her. Let's make it as merciful as possible. None of this "We wanna watch her scream to death." Heat her up and she'll pass out. Then finish torching her. Quick and painless as possible.
>>25227278>merciful>for this bitchno.
>>25227274Teeth and bones usually do not born up that well in fires. Even in cremation they have to pulverize the bones after. Leave no traces and all that.
>>25227278Agreed. This isn't about torture, this is doing the job right.It'd be infinitely more dickish to try to save her. Ever been around burn victims?
Rolled 3>>25227223Or you could, ya know save her like the DM suggested is possible here>>25227177 and here>>25227068 but sadistic murder is cool too.
>>25227296So you're saying you want to watch her scream to death while dying in the most horrible fashion? No. That shit causes PTSD in the most seasoned of soldiers. Plus it's completely out of character.
Finish the job. Otherwise she'll be a problem later. That way if something related to her pops up it will be a relative or best friend after us.captcha: preference oclescuYes captcha I at least want some control on how this back to bite us. Preferably with her being dead
>>25227313"It'd take a miracle to save her."She'd be disfigured for life. This isn't modern day where she can get skin grafts and shit. Because she'd need em. A lot of em. She'd still never look right again. That shit never heals properly.It's better to let her die now than to make her live.
Rolled 15>>25227301Lived with one for a few months when I moved to texas. It's not something you forget lightly, yeah. That's why she has so much value as a symbol, a reminder to her old thugs and any future malcontents that if you fuck with the law, you get burned.
>>25227361So you want to make another human being, even though they're a criminal, live a terrible disfigured life where they're in constant pain as a reminder to behave? Get bent. That's lawful evil right there.
>>25227301>>25227349There *are* water benders who could potentially heal her - the southern water tribe had some fucking *amazing* healers and warriors before the fire nation attacked it in T:LA and yes, they could even heal burned tissue.I've still yet to see any proposition with merit towards saving her. Initially I had planned that she merely slumped over dead upon you with the good firebreathing roll, a bad roll would have just ended up with a flaming pain-immune woman with metal weapons on top of you.
>>25227361>Don't kill her that would be cruel!>Leave her alive in agony as a symbol because that's so much more painful!Toast her bread. Just finish it.
>>25225965Glorious. I just finished reading the suptg archive of this.
>>25227388Just torch her body. There's no reason to keep her alive. There's no reason to keep her as a symbol. Just end her suffering and incinerate the body. Then we move on.
>>25227388Katara was a fucking awesome healer and she couldn't even fix Zuko's scar.
>>25227402Welcome to the party, you're just in time for the first dose of drama.
>>25227402How's that gypsy curse workin out?
>>25227418You realize scar tissue is already healed right?
>>25227465So the plan is to have her look like beef jerky from the waist up? Cool beans.And on a side note, good luck actually getting her to the water tribe before deadness sets in. OP just said she's seconds from slumping dead anyway. So torch the corpse.
>>25227465You realize he said it'd take a miracle to save her. Unless there was an incredibly skilled healer RIGHT OUTSIDE THE DOOR she's basically shitter shocked. Just end her and move on.
>>25227429I fractured my skull and that's why I am on hiatus from Demi Quest. I'm mostly healed though. The migraines are even gone for the most part. I actually intend to TRY and start up again on Monday- oh god I looked at the date oh damnit. Make that Friday. As for this burned chick... yeah, don't finish her, we're a hero, not an executioner. Equally, I don't see any way we can help her, and our attempts (with no medical training) would just waste time. We need to get to the House of White Tiles, we have a job to do.
Rolled 14>>25227381Ya know what? You're right. Iroh wasn't lawful evil. just finish her off.
>>25227524She's going to die on her own. I'm saying to incinerate the body.
>>25227524We could end her in a few brief seconds. We have the time. We can't save her. Just heat her up slowly till she passes out then crank the heat way the fuck up. Job done. She dies the rest of the way painlessly with speed. It's better than letting her suffer.
>>25227465>>25227514First off, I haven't voted nor do I plan on voting, so no it isn't my plan to leave her as beef jerky cuz I don't have a plan. Secondly, I posted because you said that Katara couldn't fix Zuko's scar and I was pointing out the reason she couldn't heal him was because there was nothing to heal.
Rolled 5>>25227524You're right, we aren't an executioner, but there isn't a whole lot else for us to do in this situation. It's more humane for us to just end her suffering now.
>The only people saying to not incinerate her want to do so out of pure malice.Bizzarro /tg/ day is today?
>>25227582And I linked myself by mistake. I am retarded the first post I meant to link was >>25227492
>>25227597Yep. Usually /tg/ white nights to all fuck. Now the people have a genuine reason to mercy kill the bitch and people wanna keep her as a symbol to not fuck with us.Anything to not get our hands "too" dirty?Men do not leave jobs half finished.
>>25227585I suppose that's fair. Leaves a bad taste in my mouth to kill someone who is already defeated (too many paladins, I suppose), but it does seem kinder right now. None of this >>25227574 though. Blech. Just have our friendly lady with the sharp stick kill her fast and easy. And if she ain't available, lobotomy with the sai.
>>25227361Yeah, I'd veto that outright because Maro *does* believe in karma. He doesn't angst too much over killing people though because life or death situations and people make their own choices - he wouldn't consciously choose to leave someone permanently disfigured though.Apparently I'm also getting posting block due to a pending ban request for something - If it goes through I'll pastebin the writeup.
>>25227649We need to dispose of the body. It's a lot less painful to use the heating up method than to stab her. I assure you of that. It doesn't seem "nice" but it's a lot better than sugar coating it and saying "Oh yeah stabbing is painless."
>>25227670Wonder what you did.
>>25227670Save her.Everyone gets a second chance.Your deformities will remind you of what a life of crime brought you.
Just fucking kill her! God damn, it's the merciful thing to do at this point. This has held up the quest for an hour now.
>>25227670Just end her mercifully. Let it be done with.
>>25227747How do you intend to save her, friend? You'd need a Katara-class healer on hand right now to be able to do so. I dislike mercy kills, but agree it is the best option here. Kill her and move on, we NEED to get to the House of White Tiles like... now. Now now.
>>25227747If you can come up with a reason to save her other than 'she needs to be an example', I'd narratively move heaven or earth to keep her alive, hell you could even get an arc to heal her if thats what you guys *really* want to do, but currently Lao Len is shrodingers cat - she's both alive and dead.
Rolled 12>>25227686Look she's unconscious anyway, and what's the point of disposing of the body? Lao Len's gang knew that Maro of the Lightning was coming to wreck their shit, and once the news of tonight's attacks spread, the whole city'l know it was us who did it.
>>25227769>>25227770Yeah, she's beef jerky from the waist-up, from what I understand. Whisper a prayer that she find peace in her next life, then end her pain. It's the merciful thing to do.
>>25227813She's already given us the information. There is no good reason. Just put her down.>>25227824Rumors spread easily. With no body to be found it can easily be spread that she ran away leaving her companions to die.Seriously, there's no god damn reason to keep her.
>>25227813She has connections that can help us, it would be an example of our mercy, it would allow us to learn more about her operations and save more than just the ones we can currently, we're a legit good person who seems to like helping people, the list goes on. But seriously, we don't have time for this shit. Unless she's stable enough to bring along, I vote on whatever gets us to the 'saving people' part fastest.
>>25227813Our master told us to root out corruption right? She wuold be helpful in giving us information regarding other crime lords and the like.
>>25227879We could find someone else for that info. Someone we didn't turn to charcoal from the waist up.
>>25227851It seems like the general consensus is to move on. Aside from the sadists of the group, who are being ignored because I'm not writing their torture porn / borderline guro.>>25227879We're not even partway through the night.
>People wanting to keep her aliveI think I know what's going on...
>>25227909>muh burned waifu
>>25227909Nah...it's much more cruel than that. We gave her 4th degree burns. That's fucking horrible. They want to keep her alive as an example.
>>25227907If she is stable enough to be brought along while we go storm the safehouse, I vote for saving her, because we can save her, and because she is useful. If she would be a major problem to drag along while we go save people who aren't reformable crime lords, then just leave her and get a move on.
Personally I would leave her there and walk off.
>>25227909Oh boy! Time for Katawa Shoujo Quest!
>>25227945I want to keep her alive because she is useful and because she can be reformed and use her knowledge and connections for good. Our PC is heroic, this shit is our bread and butter. But there are also other people who can be saved, and take priority.
Back up. She said the something along the lines that the ones of use end up at the house of white tiles. Or sibling could be undergoing *training* right now. Or they could have not know who she was and fell under not of use. We don't know where those go. The immediate evidence that would lead us there is dying or on fire.captcha: consider byrigemaYes captcha we have much to consider
>>25227983>she is useful and because she can be reformed and use her knowledge and connections for good.Just.. stop.We don't need to save the first female villain just because she has a vagina.
>>25227949Bro. 4th degree burns. She probably inhaled some of that heat too. Means burned lungs. If she even wakes up. Even for a moment, she will be in the most pain she's ever experienced in her entire life. A pain that won't stop. That she has no control over. That's torture right there. Cruel as can be to let anyone experience that. Even your worst enemy. Just put her down. We can find other sources of information. If you wanted to use her, MAYBE, JUST MAYBE, we shouldn't have dragon breathed her.
>>25228029Make me tempted to save her now and throw her somewhere and walk off to save our sister.
>>25228029I would note the GM said s/he would kick the universe into shape just so she would be savable. Either way, again, I don't mind leaving her, all I care about is getting a god damn move on, with or without former crimelord slung over shoulder.
>>25228061And that'd be keeping her alive as a symbol. As a form of torture. That's most certainly not acceptable nor in character.This will certainly teach us to not burn and ask questions later next time. I think we should keep it at that and move on.
>>25228021.Implying we won't later bro up with Song and meet out justice with our combined might.Also, save her if we can, were not jerk butts.
>>25228093Is it really worth it to kick the universe into shape just to save her though? We went into this knowing what it could turn into. We were the ones who decided to scorch the shit out of her. Our actions should have consequences.This is a lesson that should be learned now instead of later.
>>25226921Deleted post but won with a 17, the 14 here >>25226904 would have worked as well.Quickly noticing that Lao Len has caused you to catch fire you push her off of you and roll it out. Out of curiosity you check her pulse and breathing... and there's nothing she's dead. You grab your sai and tuck it back into the sash of your suit... crawling over you grab your staff and prop yourself up on it. "dimples, smile, invisible eyes lips, whispering incomparable high after all the cries, are these still mine?" you intone."Find peace Lao Len", you begin to limp down the stairs and towards the ramp leading to the warehouse dock, but the injuries from your fights with song and Lao Len catch up to you and you stumble, fall down the stairs and hit your head upon the ship deck.You open your eyes and a Six-armed tiger faced *thing* with roughly the shape of a man is standing overtop of you, it carries a guan-dao all your surroundings are blurred. It looks upon you with bloodshot eyes past its harsh nose.[ ] Who are you?[ ] Where am i?[ ] What are you?
Just end her. She tried to sell our sister and we are not likely in a forgiving mood (last thread we were all "Rip and Tear" "For Justice")
>>25228154Shoot lightning at it
>>25228154[ ] What are you?
>>25228154"Hello, [Name of the spirit in Ming Puar's spear whose name I can't recall]."
>>25228102>And that'd be keeping her alive as a symbol. As a form of torture. That's most certainly not acceptable nor in character.So you just want to throw all that we learned from our masters away?Yeah that's WAAAY more in character for Maro.
>>25228154"Who and what are you. Also, where is this?"Thank god that's over with btw.
Rolled 5>>25228154I am hungry.
>>25228186So our master taught us to turn people into living symbols of pain just to teach them not to fuck with us?That seems pretty evil broski. Pretty sure our master didn't teach us that.
>>25228154>Where am i?I mean this is obviously the spirit world but fuck if Maro knows that.
>>25228154The only correct answer is "I have no time for this."
>>25228154"Oh, you really are an intelligent weapon. Hello."
>>25228102Honestly if people want to go full paladin mode saving her then letting her chose if she wants to die or not is the way to go because not doing that is effectively deciding you have the right to end someones life even after they are beaten. But eh I don't care.
>[X] Where am I?
>>25228154Seeing as we done bonked our head and are probably mildly delirious: "Heeellloo fluffy kitty!" and then try to pat it on the head.
>>25228283Yea, lets do that
>>25228219>>25228277Trying not to make any sudden movements, you look up and into the *things* bloodshot yellow eyes... "Where am I?" you ask quietly."Where you should not be dragon of storms." It speaks with a voice that sounds like an avalanche and exudes the threat of imminent violence. Absent mindedly you notice that you are laying in water, and the creature in front of you is standing upon a rock in the middle of the water."world of man-- in a little stone field catching fleas " it rumbles then it adds "Do not trouble yourself over Lao Len, she is in the great dragons garden now... Wake and find your sister Maro".The world around you seems to blur... and gain focus at the same time, the water around you evaporates, the images warp and bleed away like spilled paint, the only thing that remains constant is the position of the guan dao. Ming Puar replaces the creature, still holding her guan dao."I saw you fall Maro, are you okay?"[ ] No. No I am not in fact okay.[ ] Explain.[ ] Keep quiet and try not to panic.
>>25228438I think I saw the spirit thingy
>>25228438>[ ] No. No I am not in fact okay.>[ ] Explain.
>>25228438Definitely explain what we saw, as we get to our feet and make our way back to the House of White Tiles.
>>25228438>[X] No I am not in fact ok.I think I was hallucinating... Don't worry about it, I'll be fine.
Rolled 13>>25228438There is no need to be afraid, as all shall be revealed in time. Let us go now, for we have much to do, and little time.
>>25228438"I just saw a tiger..thing. Other then that I'm fine."
>>25228438Explain calmly. Then go to the house of while tiles. Eyes on the prize.
I'm not really trying to be a dick, but you seem to have a lot f run on sentences and forget commas way too much. It doesn't really matter since this is a quest thread on /tg/, but you might want to work on that.
>>25228573I know I do. I try to fix it but I'm horrible when it comes to comma splicing. It comes from unfiltered train of thought. DeliciousBread needs editor badly.
>>25228600I'd offer to editor for you, but then the quest would slow down even more, methinks.
>>25228438[x] No I am not okay[x] Explain our little spirit vision.
>>25228438"Your Guan Dao is a pretty cool dude. Anyway, lets go get my sister,"
>>25228620All I can say is that I'm aware of it and that it doesn't really bother me though I try to work on it. I could agonize and sit around with a thesaurus to try to improve my quality of writing, but at the end part of running a quest is about keeping things rolling... so if people are willing to overlook horrible grammatical errors and some lack of variety when it comes to writing I'll try to keep things moving on to more interesting things rather than causing people to focus on the words used instead of the information conveyed.
>>25228670At the very least, you've got me following the quest, so at least one guy likes the way you write. Carry on, I say.
>>25228670Can never hurt to expand your vocabulary. Though I agree doing it during this is not practical.
>>25228670Other QM here, don't worry about it, just fix your most grievious mistakes and post. I post from a PS3 so I don't even have spell check.TL;DRDon't sweat it bro, just quest on like a boss.
Rolled 3 + 9"I don't think I'm going to be okay for a very, very long time after what I just saw." you say trying to mask the panic you feel. "What does Gen Xiao Ren look like Ming"."I dont know" she shakes her head "All I've ever heard is his voice... if you can walk we need to get out of here before this place burns down around us"Please roll to walk it off.
>>25228438"Spirit's interesting. Let's go, too busy to stand around and talk."
Rolled 14>>25228796Tis only a flesh wound.
>>25228813Don't delete rolls, dickhead.
Rolled 4 + 9>>25228813Don't delete rolls - I use autoupdate and I can see them, remember that fails aren't necessarily *bad* things, they're just different things. Every one of them has the potential for interesting narrative.
>>25228813Now that's just in poor taste.
>>25228813Guess it's time for an inconvenient nap.
>>25228813So the deleted roll was a crit fail, writeup is incoming. Please don't delete rolls.
>>25228890What fucking part of "Don't delete posts" do you faggots not understand?We're not gonna die on a "walk it off" check.Calm down and enjoy the quest.
>>25228963I think that one got deleted due to leaving rolls on. At least, that's what I choose to believe.
The only good I can see coming of that crit fail is leaning on Ming Puar's shoulder all the way to the house of white tiles.>tfw you are late for FB quest>tfw you find the quest is still going>MFW I find a good portrion of the 160+ posts was spent arguing over whether or not to let a gangster burn to death.
"I think I can walk, at least I shouldn't be falling over anytime in the near future", Ming Puar extends a hand and helps you to your feet. You take three steps, then on the fourth you collapse into a heap. You're struggling to breath and Ming Puar runs over in concern."Where did she hit you Maro!""On my shoulder and on my leg""Can you use your bending with either of those limbs?""I didn't have time to try""Try now"You attempt and nothing, there's nothing there - you start to hyperventilate a little."I need to see where she hit you" Ming says as she starts removing your clothing, aiding her as much as possible you immediately follow her gaze when you hear her go "Oh no...".You see two blackish bruises on your skin, and the veins around them seem to be blacker. "Gen Xiao Ren says this isn't good - normally chi blocking disappears naturally, either something is wrong with you or Lao Len was able to do things that people shouldn't be able to normally."She pulls two needles out of her sash that you would have never known she had. "Gen Xiao Ren says that I need you to heat these up with your firebending the hotter the better it will infuse them with chi and then I'll need to drive them into the wounds, fairly deep too. There will be blood, he says we'll have to cauterize the area afterwards. Can you manage that?"You nod and Ming immediately proceeds about the treatment with your help. You feel agony when the pins are driven in, they remain there for almost thirty seconds and you can feel yourself regaining sensation in your two previously numb limbs.The pins are pulled out and you quickly cauterize the flesh around where they were with nothing but your bending - it's going to take a while for them to heal properly, and it will leave you with scars but you'll be able to walk and fight in the meantime.cont.
>>25229093That was really elaborate, for a suicide attempt. I mean he lit himself on fire, jumped out a window, and then had a molotov cocktail fall on him.
>>25229194As you replace your clothes and stand you are faced with a new dilemma. The whole warehouse is burning, and it seems to have spread and to nearby buildings along the docks as well. Looking over towards where the opium den is - correction was - you see buildings near it have caught too.You need to find a way out of here and back to the house of white tiles.[ ] Attempt to navigate the burning warehouse, using firebending to eliminate some of the fire (medium-hard)[ ] Try to swim in armor to one of the docks (hard).
>>25229093Exactly my thoughts, Anon.
Rolled 5>>25229250>[ ] Try to swim in armor to one of the docks (hard).Lel let it burn
>>25229250>[ ] Attempt to navigate the burning warehouse, using firebending to eliminate some of the fire (medium-hard)
>>25229250>Attempt to navigate the burning warehouse, using firebending to eliminate some of the fire (medium-hard)
>>25229266Note that eliminating the fire doesnt mean 'save the warehouse' it means 'eliminate fire that blocks your path'
>>25229250[ ] Attempt to navigate the burning warehouse, using firebending to eliminate some of the fire (medium-hard)Yeah, let's not try swimming while wearing armor.
>>25229250Can we do the flying thing with fire like Iroh II does in LoK?
>>25229250[x] Attempt to navigate the burning warehouse, using firebending to eliminate some of the fire (medium-hard)Out ASAP
>>25229250We're a firebender, lets bend fire.[x] Navigate the burning warehouse.>>25229259On the one hand I'm happy because I didn't miss anything important, on the other hand people were arguing to save a merchant of despair from death because WHITE KNIGHT SYNDROME or we're trying to turn our nobledark hero into a grimderp hero.Thankfully OP was not a fag and Maro of Jin remains a cool guy.
>>25229328I would have suggested picking the bitch up with Ming Puar and lightning bending her so hard she explodes.
>>25229314Somehow lao len tainted your chi on one side, you just regained use of that side - so falling with style isn't an option at the moment, and true flight is out unless there's something like sozen's comet going on.
>>25229293Fuck the warehouse, its probably full of opium, poison, wine and who knows what illicit goods.I'm more concerned about using our Wildefire Style to get out of the warehouse without a scar that makes Zuko look like a dude with a mole on his cheek.
has there ever been a bender who used chi blocking in combat directly?
>>25229347So she used bending style to poison our chi huh?That sounds familiar for some reason.
>>25229328Saving Lao Len was definately a possibility *if* someone could have come up with a good reason. Unfortunately no one did.
Rolled 9>>25229250Can we just...go around the warehouse?If not, then rolling for warehouse navigation.
>>25229347Iroh II used firebending to fly in LoK. No comet. Granted, it was mostly quickly blasting between airplanes, but it's still flight.
>>25229412And we did a 140ft firejump last thread--same concept, but it's not true flight unless you can sustain it for a long-ass time, which he never did.
>>25229399It was one of lao-lens warehouses, ship had to enter it directly so her goods could be offloaded out of sight. If you wanted to use the ship to get out you'd have to raise the dock chain, which would mean you'd need to navigate the warehouse.>>25229412No - that was falling with style, sustained flight is impossible for firebenders without something crazy like sozen's comet. You only get really powerful jumps otherwise.
>>25229390Nope.But there totally should be.Hell we could probably use lightning to further the amount of limb numbness.Not to mention it's totally non lethal, which is perfect for Maro.
>>25229397I saw no reason to save her. I also saw no reason to burn her. I just want the plot to advance.>>25229412Fire Bending Jump Jets, we've used those before, hell they probably saved us from breaking our spine last thread.
>>25229390Amon, he also used bloodbending in combat too
>>25229462Amon used bloodbending to permanently block chi.
Seems like navigating the warehouse is the consensus, please roll.
Rolled 17>>25229499For better or worse.
Rolled 15>>25229499Duck and Roll and Kick Fire!
Rolled 4let it burn.
Rolled >>25229515NODon't delete rolls you nigger.
Rolled 10>>25229537Well that certainly worked.
>>25229509>Success vs DC:14You dash down the ramp and into the inferno, with a hop and a quick blast you manage to disperse most of the immediate heat, the whole warehouse smells sickly sweet like burning plants and also horrifying like burning flesh. Ming Puar and yourself run headlong past the larger fires, the two of you narrowly dodge a falling wooden crane and its ropes. A large fire is directly in front of your path to the exit and with a parting motion you manage to split most of it. Ming Puar runs through quickly, but the fire quickly returns to where you parted it from.Taking a desperate breath you decide to perform a flaming leap even though you feel uncertain. You throw your staff over to Ming Puar who catches it with ease, then with three running steps you jump and channel a blast of fire straight down and you clear the wall of fire, only to slam into the wall above the door leading outside, It jars your wounded shoulder but you manage to not collapse again as you drop to your feet.As you exit the warehouse you survey the haze of smoke over the city and determine that you need to get back to the house of white tiles before the fire spreads even further into shen jiao.End of firebender quest episode 6 : night of black tiles part 3, Q&A Open.
>>25229686Is the entire city about to go up in smoke?
>>25229686Friendly tip DeliBread, next time the players start arguing like that I'd recommend you just call the vote and make a narrative decision, if necessary. Keeps things rolling.
>>25229719Oh come on the arguing wasn't that bad, but I probably would have called it if I could have posted - remember I was going through a 15min posting block.Some people were certainly being idiots about it yes, but I was very interested in seeing if anyone could come up with an actual reason to save lao len. Most of the reasons were daft (in my opinion) and very out of character, but if someone had something and others favored it like I said I'd have moved heaven and earth to allow it in narrative.
>>25229761Nothing really came to mind for a reason to keep her around besides 'muh fetish,' really. I like how it was finished; quickly and respectfully. Maro's style.
>>25229709There are walls between districts, and fire nation citizens tend to favor stone buildings (if they can afford them) because of the risk of a firebender torching your house.If it goes uncontrolled there will probably be a lot of destruction though.
>>25229811So while the harbor is likely to burn, it's not as likely that the entire city will go up, then?
>>25229831Poorer areas might go up too, as well as any buildings made out of wood (from necessity).
>>25229761Out of curiosity, which side was being 'idiots'?The people that wanted to burn her to death? Cause I wanted to keep her.
>>25229881The ones who wanted to keep her alive as a monument to why you don't fuck with maro struck me as monumentally retarded. I was fine with her living, but not as an example.
Oh jeeze, the archive was at -2.
>>25229911Looks like some people got butthurt about not being able to keep their extra crispy waifu
>>25229911*shrugs* some people just don't like quests. Most of my threads hover at around 10-15, that'd probably go up if I ran more often.
>>25229925I've seen some pretty bad quests get higher. And better score lower.Votes be a poor representation of quality.
>>25229953Exactly what I meant. running more often = more participants = more votes.
>>25229953>And better score lower.Like Overhuman Quest.>Votes are a poor quality test (essentially)True.
>>25230009>Maybe it's petty and racist,It is.
>>25229986Shucks, you're too nice.>>25230009So far the character's identity as a gypsy has yielded that he's a bit superstitious, he cares deeply for his family, has had trouble(though some success) at trusting others, and he's been accepting of his powers.Firebender quest has been pretty cool though.. DB's not a bad guy, and I like to follow this when I'm not running or I've got a slow spell at work.