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>Sorry for being so late, almost broke vacuum by not realizing someone had vacuumed up a cat toy.
>Please check my twitter ( https://twitter.com/DelicousBread ) for updates about when I'm running and the like.

You are Maro of Jin, whispered as "Maro of Lightning" among people. Lao Len was struck down by your hand mere minutes ago but she wounded you - tainting your chi, you stumbled and fell and gazed upon what you believe was a spirit... he knew you as "Dragon of Storms". Ming Puar saved you with instructions from Gen Xiao Ren - the spirit inhabiting her Guan Dao. The two of you navigated the burning warehouse and managed to escape without further serious injury.

As you stand outside the burning warehouse you look across the city of shen jiao and see that much of it has caught alight and the flames have spread like that of dry tinder in summer months. The walls between districts will prevent total destruction, but the citizens of Shen Jiao are in a panic.

You recall that Lao Len said "useful slaves were to be moved to the house of white tiles" momentarily serving as a safehouse. You need to decide if your sister falls into the category of 'useful'.

[ ] Try to get to the house of white tiles
[ ] Attempt to get more information from lao len's gambling house.
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>>25266378
[X] Try to get to the house of white tiles

We're getting our sister back.
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>>25266590
Gunna give it a few more mins before I write anything up, running in the middle of the week is apparently a bit off for my participants.
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>>25266669
Hmmm, if there's not much more interest in the thread in a bit I'll call it for the day, wait and then run on saturday.
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I'm here too mang.
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>>25267130
I usually have more players though, it doesn't feel fair to the rest if I run a thread for just two or three people.
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>Old master tells us to go out and do good for the world.
>First thing we do is burn down a section of town.
We are not good at this.
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>>25266378
>[ ] Try to get to the house of white tiles
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>>25267164
Perspective, sometimes you have to weed your gardens so good things can grow.
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>>25267164
Hey c'mon we're learning!
>>25266378
>Try to get to the house of white tiles

Just give it a few minutes OP. Not everyone refreshes /tg/ every 5 seconds--a player pool will filter in.
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>>25267184

I'll go with the house of White Tiles.
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>>25267239
(it's been almost an hour though)
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>>25267277
As the quest gets rolling you will probably have people actually come in, I think
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>>25267277
You've got 3-4 players now I think.
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>>25266590
Right will start writeup then, it'll take a little bit.
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After we secure our sister we are gonna need to make a run for it out of fire kingdom territory. Considering our lightening prowess I was either think stoping by the Air kingdoms(thunder and our attacks travel through it) or one of the water kingdoms(clouds) and see what we can learn discover.
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>>25267446
If we get high-profile enough we might be able to convince the Avatar of our innocence, since they're supposed counterbalance political BS. Do we know what nation the current one is from?
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Ming Puar directs you through the streets, progress is slow as people are in a panic to make it to the gates. You see some city guards attempting to assemble something resembling order, and a few others trying to prevent the fires from spreading further but it's futile at the moment.

Looters are rare, but as you approach a gatehouse the panicked traffic is becoming more congested... It seems like the guards have shut and barred the gates - keeping them stuck in the burning parts of the city.

You manage to make your way closer to the gatehouse and see the guard captain preparing to order his men to fire on the crowd.

[ ] Use firebending to intimidate the captain (medium hard)
[ ] Use lightning to strike down the captain and prevent him from giving the order (easy)
[ ] Use lightning to intimidate the captain (medium)
[ ] Attempt to negotiate (Medium hard)
[ ] other (write in?)
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>>25267446
Airbenders are mostly nomadic - they have a few temples but can be found prettymuch anywhere in the world, waterbenders are concentrated towards the north and south poles - though there are traveling waterbenders around the world.

Earth Kingdom has been pretty aggressive lately but is otherwise okay they live on mainland, fire nation is mostly islands.
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>>25267518
[X] Attempt to negotiate (Medium hard)

We are a monk for now. lets negotiate, try to calm both the guards and the public.
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>>25267518
[X] Attempt to negotiate (Medium hard)
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>>25267513
Don't know hell I am even sure if the avatar exists yet but if he/she does yeah we need to run to him asap. In exchange for his/her help we can teach our lightening to them. Either way we still need to book it out of the fire kingdom for a while.

>>25267518
Other

Go over if the captain drops the men are gonna panic anyway. Plus looters/mob is gonna form sooner or later not to mention time is of the essence.
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>>25267518
>[ ] Use lightning to intimidate the captain (medium)
Man must do his job
But if he finds it unjust
He should stay his hand
OH GOD I AM BAD WITH SYLLABLES PLEASE FIX THIS IF I MESSED IT UP
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>>25267592
You did good man.

>>25267518
Negotiate.
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>>25267518
>negotiate
It is what a monk must do.
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>>25267579
>>25267584
Roll for negotiating
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>>25267518
>Use lightning to intimidate the captain (medium)
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Rolled 2

>>25267722
I am the most convincing Haiku monk!
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Rolled 12

>>25267722
Dice gods save these poor souls!
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>>25267749
...or the least.
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Rolled 20

>>25267722
Appeal to his humanity.
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>>25267767
... WELL
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>>25267749
Perhaps you should try a different type of poetry?
Haikus seem like they aren't convincing many.
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>>25267767
Hoorah for reasonable and moral police captains!
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>>25267767
>Please don't kill them!
>I won't, infact, I'll give them all free money and access to the gated section!
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>>25267767
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>>25267767
Well shit, son.
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>>25267767
An Uncorrupt Guard in this city? I refuse to believe it.
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>Suddenly notice Firebender Quest is on
>Fukyes.jpg.
>Then >>25267767 happens

I have a good feeling about this.
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>>25267885
Not just an uncorrupt(likely) but one who is legitimately a good guy. Now I kinda wanna keep him...
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Rolled 6

>>25267962
Fucking husbandofags
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>>25268018
Wait, is Maro Jin a flaming homosexual?
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>>25267962
Speaking as a GM it's pretty hard to jimmy up a main NPC on the spot. If OP has some in reserves to drop in when appropriate on the other hand? Party member +1.
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>>25268036

Let's not go down the path of arguing sexual orientation, else we get sidetracked from the awesomeness about to happen.
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>>25268036
That pun was bad and you should feel bad.
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>>25267767
You jostle your way through the crowd. Until you're right up at the front, one man throws a rock and the captain shouts at one of his men to fire upon him.

The arrow is loosed but you've made your way to the front of the crowd by then, you dash out and catch the arrow before it strikes.

"GUARD CAPTAIN OF SHEN JIAO. WHO ARE THESE ASSEMBLED PEOPLE?" You shout.

"... They are citizens of the poorer districts, poorer districts that now burn" he responds.

"AND YOU FIRE UPON PEOPLE OF YOUR OWN CITY?" You shout again, voice filled with wrath.

"The fires spread monk, I cannot allow these people out of their district". He retorts back.

"These people do not carry the fire with them, let them out or you consign them all to death - Would you carry that karma?"

"... You've made your point monk, too often soldiers forget about their souls"

The guard captain orders his men to stand down, to open the gates and to process the assembled crowd as fast as possible. In the distance you hear a thunderclap and you instantly feel concern, winds pick up and blow towards Shen Jiao.

You make your way through the gatehouse and the guard captain bows deeply. His eyes linger on you though as you attempt to pass him.

Please roll an opposed check vs Guard Captain perception
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Rolled 1 + 12

>>25268087
whoops, missed part of that
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Rolled 2

>>25268087
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Rolled 20

>>25268087
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Rolled 18

>>25268087

Dang, I don't know how to throw up a quick perception filter with just a pithy -

>>25268119

BAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I knew I had a good feeling about tonight!
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>>25268119
... goddamnit guys.
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Rolled 19

>>25268119
Oooh baby.
>>25268087
Also have another roll.
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>>25268147

You should know better than anyone else the awesomeness of Maro of the Lightning!
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>>25268147
You will get your 1s, OP; but now is our time.
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>>25268119
>>25268097
20. Versus 1.
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>>25268119
Awesomesuace
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>>25268147
We're on a roll. We have a sister to save damnit, Heaven watches over us for the Great deeds we did today.
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>>25268253
He only rolled 1d4.

>>25268238
Just wait until we get a night like Predator Quest had. We had five Nat 1s in a row, it was horrible.
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>>25268311
Love of the Dice Gods
Ephemeral as the wind
Please, give mercy
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>>25268311
I am still amazed we lived through that. So many fucking ones as far as the eye could see...
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>>25268119
The Guard-Captain beckons you over. "Thank you brother monk... I should have known better than to obey those orders, I was born in this district and know well that it is the most vulnerable to fire. Please accept my offer of drink... you have convinced me to investigate the orders of my superior further." the captain explains while bowing deeply and apologizing profusely.

"May I ask your name Guard Captain?" you inquire.

"I am Ling Yi... may I have yours brother monk?"

"... I am Maro, thank you for your hospitality guard captain, you will be rewarded in the next life for heroism in this one."

"I will not forget the lesson you have taught me tonight Master Maro, it has humbled me."

You leave the man, the honeyed tea he offered you soothes some of your aches and reinvigorates you. He bows deeply to Ming Puar as she passes him as well.

Progress through the rest of the city is quick, but as you get to the house of white tiles you notice something wrong... it does not seem like the girls have fled, and more concerningly you spot several of Lao Lens thugs standing outside.

[ ] Sneak up and investigate (medium hard)
[ ] Attack openly - you knew the thugs would be here. (medium)
[ ] other?
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>>25268311
Remember that thread we got like 5 ones in a row?
These 20s are compensation for that.
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>>25268461
>[ ] Sneak up and investigate (medium hard)
The closer we get before they freak out and start shuffling the girls off the better.
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Can we sneak up, then attack? I don't want to alert those inside to our assault. If not, then
>[ ] Sneak up and investigate (medium hard)

>>25268464

The one where we slipped, fell, bonked ourselves on the head and had a spirit vision?
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>>25268461
>[X] Sneak up and investigate (medium hard)

Hit the thugs and they'll take hostages.
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>>25268461
>other
Did they see Ping Muar?
Let her go, if they didnt.
Otherwise sneaky time.
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Rolled 17

>>25268461
>[ ] Sneak up and investigate (medium hard)
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>>25268541
>Ping Maur
No idea how I mixed those letters up
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>>25268541
Ming Puar took watching your back a bit literally - she typically waits behind you and lets you go first, you spotted the thugs before they spotted you (your clothes were designed with a purpose in mind).
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Sneaky Sneaky
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>>25268461
[]Sneak.
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>>25268510
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Roll for sneaking.

Also now would be a good time to give ming puar instructions, Do you want her to wait till you figure out whats going on, are you going to take out the thugs at the front of the house then go in or are you going to have her attack after you've infiltrated?
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Rolled 17

>>25268632
have her attack once we have infiltrated, We could use the distractions.
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>>25268632
A girl with a big-ass glaive is kind conspicuous, it's best for her to hang back until there are sounds of battle I think.
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Rolled 20

>>25268632

Hum the Mission Impossible theme.

As for instructions, I say wait until we shoot up a flare into the sky, then have her charge in pole-arms ablazin'.
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>>25268706
Fuck you guys... Seriously.
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Rolled 19

>>25268632
have her circle round back and wait for comotion before entering the fray
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>>25268719

I swear to double-god, I didn't roll the other ones. I guess this is what happens when it's time to save family.
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>>25268706
>>25268119
>>25267767
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>inb4 DeliciousBread makes the DC 20 for every roll
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>>25268706
>hey, I know, I'll run firebender quest tonight there'll be some pretty interesting things available if people fail.
>hey guyz, lets critically succeed on everything forever.

I'm waiting for some consensus on what you want ming puar to do before I write.
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>>25268706
>Roll for Sneaking, get Nat 20
In before we just stroll directly up to the guys, walk by them, and directly through the middle of the most populated room in the building without anyone so much as blinking.
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>>25268719
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>>25268785
>>hey, I know, I'll run firebender quest tonight there'll be some pretty interesting things available if people fail.
Hopefully you can salvage some of those interesting things. I still like interesting stuff.
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>>25268785
Let's just do what the guy with the 20 said.
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>>25268785

The general idea is "go in first, and have Ming Puar show up if shit goes down." The specifics are variations on that, it feels like.
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>>25268818
yeah thats not to bad, should work out pretty good
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>>25268706
"Ming... wait till I signal you, i'm going to sneak into the house and try to find out what went wrong. When I signal I trust you to cause as much of a distraction as possible".

"I will, but be careful, Gen Xiao Ren says that the flow of your chi is probably still a bit disrupted... don't bite off more than you can chew."

Thunder rumbles again, and you see a flash of lightning off in the direction of the docks - it looks like a storm is blowing in. The noise should help mask your movements, the cloud cover hide you in the night and the rain (if it comes) help with the fires.

You dash out across the street and find a spot that the guards aren't looking at... with assistance from your staff and a little bit of firebending you manage to get up on top of the compound wall. You hop down into the gardens and quietly move past where you were first honored with one of flame lily's tea ceremonies.

The house is both far too well lit for this time of night and far too quiet for how well lit it is. Its while tiles shine into the night. You sneak in through one of the side rooms and immediately run into one of the thugs, a quick strike with the sai dazes him and he's unable to cry out.

[ ] Continue searching the house
[ ] Ask the man some questions (what?)
[ ] Signal Ming Puar before you bite off more than you can chew.
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>>25269050
>[ ] Signal Ming Puar before you bite off more than you can chew.
I figure they'll try to move the girls again if they think this is under attack too--which will be a mistake if we're already in the house.
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>>25269050
>Ask the man some questions
If I own a rice field 1.2km in length, and 2.5km in width, and every square meter has four rice plants growing there, how much would I make in a year from sales?
i dont know how rice works
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>>25269050
Interrogate a go go
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>>25269050

Hold him tight with the sai to his throat. "Where are they keeping the girls?"
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>>25269125
Remember, you've got to specify a question.
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>>25269155

Ask that, please.
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>>25269119
Depends on the current market price of rice! That shit ain't static, mang.
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>>25269204
I know! That's why we're asking.
We can save our sister, then open up a farm.
The true question IS: Do we want it to profit or not? Will a rice farm make a decent profit?
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>>25269155
I mean if we're going to interrogate might as well ask this.
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>>25269192
Apologies
Perhaps something to the effect of
Where are the girls? Tell me true and suffer great and terrible pain, long felt and well earned suffering. Understood?
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>>25269119
Backing this question.
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Seems consensus is on 'where are the girls'. Writeup incoming shortly
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>>25269192
Could we ask both >>25269155 and >>25269119 ? We do need to know both.
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>>25269229
With enough land, absolutely. I believe the average going rate for a bushel of rice in imperial china was somewhere around 2 taels, and the average rice paddy produces 90 bushels/acre
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>>25269337
That's pretty good, actually. If we ever want to retire, we might want to start a rice farm.
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>>25269337
Oh, and taels are a unit of measure used for silver in china. It used to be about 31.25 grams of silver, but since the People's Republic took over it was upped to 50 grams.
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"Where are the girls being held"
"In the safe-room, below the building"
"How do I get in there?"
"There's a hidden panel in the food storage room, it leads into the underground complex"
"Are there guards?"
"..."
"ARE THERE GUARDS?"
"A few"

[ ] ask where the master of the house, Zhao Peng is?
[ ] Signal Ming Puar
[ ] Go to the storeroom.
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>See firebender quest at odd time
>Read through to catch up
>It's the night of 20s
What is this witchery? Which of you sold your soul to dice satan?
I'm watching you.
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>>25269396
>ask where the master of the house, Zhao Peng is?
While we have a captive audience
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>>25269396
>[ ] ask where the master of the house, Zhao Peng is?
Then knock his ass out.
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>>25269396
>[ ] ask where the master of the house, Zhao Peng is?

"It's a little rude not to greet guests at your own house, isn't it?"
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>>25269396
[x] ask where the master of the house, Zhao Peng is?
we're gonna have us some words
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>>25269396
"Where is Zhao Peng".
"He's in his rooms in the center of the house"
"Why wouldn't he be in the underground saferoom?"
"I wasn't told"
"Does he have guards?"
"I think there might be a bender with him".

Hearing this you knock the man out, and quietly drag him over to a dark corner of the garden.

[ ] Sneak through house to find Zhao Peng (medium hard)
[ ] Sneak through house to the underground complex (medium hard)
[ ] Signal Ming Puar
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>>25269607
>[ ] Signal Ming Puar

This is probably too much to deal with alone.

Get her in.
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>>25269607
>[ ] Signal Ming Puar
Two targets, both guarded, yeah we're gonna need help
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>>25269607
>Signal Ming Puar
Reconnaissance complete, time to go in hot
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>>25269607

[ ] Signal Ming Puar

she can make sure we get the girls out of the under ground as we take the boss.
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>>25269687
You may not have time to communicate with her once you signal her, you told her to cause a commotion and distract lao lens thugs, that's what she's going to do, unless you sneak out and give her new orders then sneak back in or assault the house with her.
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>>25269721

Hmmm... we may need a dual-pronged strike, then. As much as I'd like Ming with us when we take on Zhao and Song, I think striking him fast and hard while she makes sure we're not struck from behind and forces them to fight on two fronts is wise.
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>>25269687
I misread that a bit, it sounded like you wanted to signal Ming and then tell her to assault the underground complex as Maro went after Zhao Peng.
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>>25269759
So to confirm, do you want to get ming puar to attack the underground area, or do you just want to leave her as the distraction.

If you want to get her to go after the underground area you'll need to sneak back out, and obviously have some people second the idea
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>>25269765

If we can have Ming backing us up directly, I say do so. If necessary, we can fall back and help her mop up the guards as artillery.
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>>25269721
Next time we get a break from DeliciousBread's Wild Ride of Fire and Whores™ we should set up a simple system of fire signals with her.

Something like:
1 short, attack and regroup/help me
2 short, attack and focus on eliminating enemies
1 long, falling back, cover me
2 long, pursue fleeing enemies/VIP
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>>25269846
>Implying you've seen wild yet.
>Implying they're whores.
>Implying the ride ever ends.
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>>25269836
It would be tough and time consuming to try and double back, best to let her serve as a distraction, trying man power away from our targets (which ever we end up choosing)
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>>25269868
>Implying the ride ever ends.

>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKZT2u3gYQI

FASTER AND FASTER

NOBODY KNOWS WHERE WE'RE GOING
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>>25269933

Our chi is still messed up, so really any fighting we do is dangerous at the moment. Having Ming assist us directly in fights I think is necessary. Plus, we didn't fare the best against Song last time.
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You step away from the wall and the man you've left there. Planting your feet you deliver a two fisted punch towards the air, creating a long tall line of flame.

You wait about thirty seconds, until you hear some shouting at the front of the house and a loud bloodcurdling scream a few seconds afterwards. Alarms at the front of the building begin to ring and you think "Good" trusting that Ming Puar will be okay.

[ ] sneak to Zhao Peng (medium)
[ ] sneak to underground complex (medium)
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>>25270005

Zhao Peng first. Without him to direct them, the guards around the girls will be easy prey.
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>>25270005
>[ ] sneak to underground complex (medium)
We have a sister and other bitches to save
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>>25270005
>[ ] sneak to underground complex (medium)

Get to our sister first.

Plus I have this horrid suspicion that they might poison the working girls for some reason.
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>>25270005
>[ ] sneak to underground complex (medium)
If we get distracted with a prolonged fight we risk them escaping with the girls. Again. Secure the hostages before we black Ming up.
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Roll for sneaking please.
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Rolled 4

>>25270176

I still think we're sneaking to the wrong place, but we'll see how this goes.
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Rolled 17

>>25270176
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Rolled 14

>>25270176
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Rolled 2

>>25270176
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Rolled 1

>>25270176
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>>25270192

Hey, DB, at least it's not a 20!

>>25270246

Thank fuck you're not in the top 3.
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Rolled 4

>>25270246
HA HA! Time for failure!
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>>25270192
>>25270191
>>25270239
No dicecrits for this part? Amazing.

Still a success vs a dc12. Writeup incoming
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>>25270246
thank god for delayed rolls
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>>25270192
Despite the house of white tiles being a fairly large complex and you never seeing the majority of it, somehow you manage to both make your way to the store room and avoid any notice.

There's one man outside the store room, but with a quick staff strike he's knocked out. Stepping inside you quickly locate the secret panel and make your way underground, the halls are somewhat cramped so you set aside your staff for the moment, leaving it behind you.

Drawing your sai, you proceed to make your way forwards until you come upon the guards the thug had mentioned previously. The area has opened up quite a bit but still not enough for staff fighting. Past the guards you note a much more open area where it seems the girls are being held.

There are three guards, One holds dual sabers, One wields some sort of fist weapon, the last carries no weapons you can see.

[ ] Attack with sai (medium-hard)
[ ] Attack with firebending (medium)
[ ] Attack with lightning (easy)

And

[ ] Attack the man with dual sabers
[ ] Attack the man with the fist weapon
[ ] Attack the man without any apparent weapons.

Please pick one from each category.
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>>25270461
>other
>negotiate
Please.
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>>25270461
>[ ] Attack with lightning (easy)

>[ ] Attack the man without any apparent weapons.

Things I have learned:
Use lightning before the range is closed
People too badass for weapons should be feared
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>>25270461
>[ ] Attack with lightning (easy)
>[ ] Attack the man without any apparent weapons.
Take out benders and martial artist first. We learned our lesson.
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>>25270499
You'd have to give me a lot more than just a negotiate here. A *lot* more because I can't see anything convincing them to stop what they're doing and just let you past.
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>>25270549
"I brought money"
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>>25270499

Honestly, this is righteous vengeance time.
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>>25270461
>[ ] Attack with lightning (easy)
>[ ] Attack the man without any apparent weapons.

in any case avoid firebending at all cost, undue risk to girls.
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>>25270461
>firebender quest is one and I missed most of it
>3 nat 20s
>we go underground while ming smaks some guys with her possessed glaive.

>we find 3 guys underground
>one of them isn't armed.

Yeah, nah, make that unarmed guy ride our lightning.
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>>25270569
Yeah... that's called negotiating from a position of weakness, the (presumably) three armed and dangerous men would likely just try to kill you for being where you shouldnt be and then loot your corpse of money.

Roll for lightning please.
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Rolled 17

>>25270639

Chouinee! Thunder! Saikyou!
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Rolled 11

>>25270639
critfail
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>>25270658

I said it last thread and I'll say it again. 17 is Maro's lucky number.
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Rolled 15

>>25270639

I'm shiny.
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Rolled 16

>>25270639
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Rolled 3

RIDE THE LIGHTNING!
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Rolled 12

>>25270639
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>>25270690
It certainly seems like it, you guys have succeeded incredibly at things you're attempting today.

Writeup incoming shortly.
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>>25270767

Once we actually get to fightan it'll all go to shit, just like last time, I bet.
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Fuck yeah, Maro of Jin is putting his unique chi abilities to good use.
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>>25270822
That wa snotthe comic I intended to post...

I need to name these.
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>>25270849
I think I'll just quit while I'm ahead.
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>>25270849

Neither one is really all that relevant...

I think you just like tits.
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>>25270658
With a flash of inspiration you take a strong stance gathering and separating your chi, you seem to be getting faster at it the more you do it. Lao Len's attack earlier doesn't even bother you this time. With a punch forward you direct your lightning out of the three prongs of your sai.

Two of the bolts strike the unarmed man, and a third bolt strikes the man with the fist weapon, both of them drop. You're fairly certain that neither of them will be getting back up, just leaving the man with dual sabers.

Startled he turns and sees you, then he makes his charge.

[ ] Close and attack with sai (Medium)
[ ] Firebend (medium-hard)
[ ] Defense (Medium)
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>>25270890
>Close and attack with sai
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>>25270890

[x] Close and attack with sai (Medium)
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Rolled 13

>>25270890
>[ ] Close and attack with sai (Medium)

Firebend = Bad
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>>25270890
>[ ] Defense (Medium)
Lets try to disarm him and then counter strike.
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>>25270876
I'm selecting via thumbnails, there's a comic where the sorcerer from dragons crown rides a meteor down to the earth to destroy a demon, that's what I was going for but I fucked up.

I like tits though.

>>25270890
Lets roast this turkey!
[x] Firebend.
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Rolled 17

>>25270948
Whoops, forgot my roll.
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Rolled 15

>>25270890
ALL PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED WITH MORE LIGHTNING
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>>25270942
sorry I left dice roll on
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>>25270967
>>25270970
You dont roll until after an action has been confirmed.
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Rolled 13

>>25270999
why?
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>>25270970
Lightning wasn't a listed option there. Sometimes I'll accept write ins (generally I'll leave an option allowing for a write-in) the rest of the time please select from listed things.
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>>25271023
Because a crit success or crit fail would lock an option in, even if it goes against the majority. That's less fun for everyone.
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>>25270890
Please roll for saifightan.
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Rolled 14

>>25271070
swag em
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Rolled 7

>>25271070
>>25271070
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Rolled 14

>>25271070
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Rolled 14

>>25271070
Rolling.
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Rolled 16

>>25271070

Stabbity!
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Rolled 1

>>25271080
>>25271087
>>25271096
k
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Rolled 13

>>25271080
>>25271087
>>25271096
what witchcraft is this
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>>25271096
>>25271087
>>25271080
Perhaps 14 is Maro's new lucky number?
That wuld be disappointing, though, 17's much bigger
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Rolled 12

>>25271126
1 is Maro's lucky number
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>>25271126
joke in there somewhere...
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>>25271126

Or 7.
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Rolled 14

>>25271070

Sai faightin
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>>25271260
It just keeps happening!
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>>25271260
Bahahahahaha
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>>25271126
14 is a terrible omen in china.

It's name literally sounds like "imminent death"

Spooky.
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Rolled 12

>>25271274

14's!

>>25271070

Slice and stab!
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Rolled 1

>>25271274
It should be done by now.
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>>25271291
I think there might be something to that, going by >>25271304
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>>25271291
I thought that was just four, which sounds like death.
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>>25271087
>Success vs dc13
Accepting the challenge presented in the mans reckless charge, you run straight at him. As the man nears you, you shoot a fan of flame across the ground with your feet. He dives over it and into a roll, coming up with a double thrust. You lock one saber with the sai and you catch the mans wrist with your other hand. Putting to use a technique most firebenders rarely practiced, you generate extreme heat in your hands which radiates through the sai and into the saber and searing his wrist with your other hand. You inhale deeply as the man screams, then you exhale fire straight into his face.

Stepping past him you see most of the women of the house, many unfamiliar faces.... and one especially familiar one. A face that bubbles with tears as you approach it.

"... Maro?" the face cries.
You kick down the grated door and sweep the body that belongs to the face into an incredibly tight hug. "Pan... I've found you" you exclaim.

As Pan weeps into your shoulders you look around you identify two incredibly important missing persons... Flame-Lily and Snow Lotus aren't here.

>Write ins time. I'll select either the one I feel is the best, or the one with most support (if it's not completely goofy).
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>>25271327
Four sounds like death when mispronounced (si with rising tone, to si with flat tone), I've never heard the same thing about fourteen though (which is just shi with flat tone and then si with rising tone).
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>>25271333

"Are you okay? Have they done anything to you?"

Then

"Where are Flame-Lily and Snow Lotus?"
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>>25271260
>4 is an ill omen in china 'cause its name sounds like "death"
>14 is even worse because its name sounds like "imminent death"
>14 4 times.
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>>25271333
Say nothing, we need to help Ming Paur
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Rolled 8

>>25271404
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>>25271404
Our imminent death is dead.
We are immortal.
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>>25271333
"Alright! Ladies, I'm sure many of you will be happy to know Lao Len is no more. In about thirty minutes, give or take, the Lord of the House will also be leaving us. I would like all of you to leave through the back door and wait for me and my associate there."
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>>25271333

"It's okay, Pan, I'm here to take you and the other girls away from here. You're safe now." Calm her down, make her feel safe, then ask her if she knows where Flame-Lily and Snow Lotus are. There's a good chance these are just the political prisoners, not working girls.

>>25271407

You heartless son of a basset hound.
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>>25271432
I'll have you know my mother and father were both felines, none of that disgusting dog breed you mentioned!
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>>25271333
reassure her everything is going to be fine, then meet up with Ping and have her escort Pan and any other girls down here out to saftey. Then track down Flame-Lily and Snow-Lotus.
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>>25271333
"I met a guard captain on my way here, find him and tell him the monk sent you to him for protection, he was last (directions). I have things to finish here but I'll catch up soon"

Ming will probably need backup soon.
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>>25271470

Your parents lied to you. You know that creepy uncle that you only see at family reunions? WIth the lazy eye and the gimp leg?

Yeah.
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>>25271333
"Pan I realize you've been through a lot but I need to know where all the other girls are, Kharma demands that they be freed from this den of vice and Iniquity."

>>25271371
-shrug- I read it on TV tropes so I'll take that 14 thing with a grain of salt.
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>>25271492
S-so my Uncle either impregnated a cat, o-or reproduces asexually?...
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>>25271407
this
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>>25271489
thats actually not bad, have Ming deliver them and travel back to us as fast as possible
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>>25271499
Yeah, I speak some mandarin (terribly, terribly out of practice though) but the 4 when mispronounced thing was something our (authentically chinese from china) teacher drilled into us to avoid social faux pas.

Never heard anything about 14 from her, but she did say that hotels didn't have fourth floors.
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>>25271489
Writeup is going to wait a little bit though - cookin some supper.
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>>25271545
So wait, it's just 3 and then 5 where 4 should be? Or they only make 3 story hotels? That would be like if an American hotel didn't have a 666 room.
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>>25271606
The fourth flour is a gap in reality.
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>>25271606
They skip from 3(san) to 5(wu), at least in the really superstitious places.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6-8Oczaqwg
Have some Maro and Flame-lily singing.
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>>25271606
a lot of hotels skip the number 13 when numbering there floors for the same reason
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Rolled 3

>>25271545
>>25271606
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tetraphobia#In_China
Wiki says it is 4, 14, 24 in Cantonese.
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>>25271606
American buildings don't have a 13th floor - it's bad luck
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>>25271333
Make sweet love to her.
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>>25271634
I've heard some high rises go so far as to skip from 39 straight to 50.

>>25271622
West does the same thing with 13, often architects would build a space inbetween the 12 and 14th floor to hold the bad luck.

There are some hotels from the british colonial era that skip both 4 and 13th floors.
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>>25271712
Wait, we have reality gaps here, too?
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>>25271668

Not entirely true.
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>>25271732
Western tradition states that 13 is bad luck, so in many christian countries large buildings would build a small space in between the 14th and 12th floors of a building.

The logic being that bad luck would collect there and since no one visits what's probably about 3 feet of empty space and structural supports no one would pick up the bad luck.

China did much the same thing except with 4.

When britain took over some architectual firms would carry out the dual tradition of building false floors, or simply skipping over the numbers when it came to labeling the floors.

Since the building probably had british and chinese sponsors the architetcs would bow to both traditions rather than including 4 or 13 and inadverdently offending a guest or incurring some wierd curse.
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>>25271634

You there, Delicious Bread?
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>>25271892

He said he'd be a while due to foodage.
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>>25271892
Grilling some burgers, I said I'd be right back. They're almost done.
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>>25271903

Ah, didn't see that bit. My bad.
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>>25271915

They good burgers?
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Rolled 6

>>25272197
I think he might have burned the house down.
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>>25272217

The burgers did it!

There will be hell tougrille!
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So... to keep the thread bumped:

What should we call our alter ego?

I'm leaning towards shadow dragon.

Also, who wants to bet guineapigbat belongs to Song?
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>>25272197
Been writing havent had more than a few bites.
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>>25272305
So what kind of burgers are they? I personally enjoy a good Turkey Burger with Blue Cheese and jalapenos.
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>>25272290

DB did say that guineapigbats are airbender pets. If Song tries to take him from us, though, she will suffer so hard it won't even be funny.
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>>25271489
"Follow me out of the house and then seek out a guard captain named Ling Yi. I met him on my way here, and tell him the monk sent you to him for protection, he was at a gatehouse near the docks. I have things to finish here but I'll catch up soon"

She nods quietly as you let her go. You ask another woman where Flame-Lily and Snow Lotus are... she tells you that Zhao Peng captured them and is holding them as the ringleaders.

"Women of the house of white tiles, I have heard the rumors that Zhao Peng is an abuser... and I know that most of you were sold into service here by Lao Len. Lao Len is dead by my hand, Zhao Peng likely will be soon as well. Follow my sister Pan and she will see you to safety."

You lead the collected women out behind you, most weeping and terrified. Some are terrified by the bodies you find. You grab your staff as you pass it and tuck the sai back into your sash.

Proceeding up through the main parts of the house the sounds of fighting have died down, and you allow some of the women a few minutes to grab their few belongings.

You meet up with Ming Puar in the main courtyard... there is blood and an astonishing number of dead gang members strewn all over. Ming Puar herself is covered in blood, but it does not seem to be hers... In fact she looks completely untouched.

"Ming... I'll need you to escort these women to the guard captain we met earlier and keep them safe along the way. I am going to confront Zhao Peng"

"Are you sure that you want to do that alone Maro?"

[ ] Yes, I want to do it alone
[ ] Nevermind, come with me.
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>>25272350
A: Song is a guy, specifically a mercenary.

B: I don't even like the guineapigbat. It's cute, but if its the equivilent of Ivan Venkos parrot I think Song deserves to have it back.
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>>25272350
Is Song a guy or a girl?
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>>25272350
Song is a man.

>>25272347
Beef.
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>>25272394
Just Beef? Classic Burger sounds good right now.
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>>25272410
Beef burgers with barbeque sauce and montreal steak spices on top.
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>>25272377

>[X] Nevermind, come with me.

Our first time actually fighting together. It'll be glorious.

>>25272388
>>25272391
>>25272394

Song sounded like a girl name to me. Turns out I was wrong.
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>>25272377
"These women need the protection of you and your spirit far more than I ming Puar.

A young Lynxhawk
Falls from the Nest
His is a lonely sojourn"

Then turn around and walk away to confront Zhao Peng without another word.
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>>25272432
Oooh. Good choice on the spice.
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>>25272439
It's okay, in many fuedal cultures people would take on significant nicknames.

Song is clearly a nickname meant to indicate the Air Nomad's bending skills.
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>>25272481
No, Song is his actual name, "of the Thunder" is his moniker. I'm not sure if I want to talk too much more about him, because it may be spoilers.
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>>25272509
Is he the Avatar? Is he Batman?
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>>25272509
Advice for the future DB?

Leave a detail like that hanging until we can confrontg Song or people who know him and learn the gospel truth from the prophet's mouth.

it's more satisfying that way.
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>>25272377
>[ ] Yes, I want to do it alone

I'd personally be fine with either, but I feel like Maro is the bitch savingest SOB and therefore is lees concerned with his own safety
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>>25272557
He introduced himself to you as "Song... Song of the Thunder" though in night of black tiles part one.
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>>25272618
I know! DB, Song is really WANG FIRE! Isn't he!?
Don't lie.
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>>25272618
Annnnnd?

It wasn't that uncommon in any culture, period for a person to drop their old name and pick up a new one ESPECIALLY for martial artists or prominent warriors.

Just because he says his name is song doesn't mean that's the one his parents gave him.
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>>25272569
Maro strikes me as Bruce Lee born into the Avatar universe, ergo he's gotta be a totally awesome martial arts hero and try to save the ladies himself while making sure the other women get away just fine.

Also we should use haikus more often they make a good character trait this one isn't bad. >>25272449
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>>25272655
Why do we give a shit if his parents named him "Song" or "McFartPantsDooDooBrains"?
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>>25272634
>Implying song isn't actually sokka's boomerang, long before sokka ever came to be.
>The boomerang was crafted out of parts of song.

>>25272655
Airbenders aren't (typically) raised by their parents though, would be parents make pilgrimmages between temples and consummate brief relationships. If children result the children are sent off to a different temple to be raised by one of the monks there... among the more devout airbenders that is, Airbenders often wander the world and form relationships with the people in it but they don't frequently stay around too long. The wanderlust in an airbender calls to them far more than any human relationship ever would, children resulting from such relationships are often brought to the temples and left in care of the monks.
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>>25272724
Well of course it's something Maro would say, its from the collection of poems and stories "10'000 nights away from home" a seminal Fire Nation text, taught in every school of worth.

Supressed by Firelord Ozai for having villainous characters hailing from the fire nation be defeated by an alliance of characters hailing from all over the world.
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>>25272439
Ming puar with us.

>>25272449
>>25272569
Ming puar with the girls.

I feel that we've gotten incredibly sidetracked and I want to give people a few moments to make sure they want ming puar to go with the girls or come with us.
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>>25272835
Ming Puar with the fine females.
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>>25272817
Firelord Ozai doesn't show up for a long, long, long long long long long time. We're centuries before the events of T:LA. Maro is specifically the first lightningbender in the avatar universe (in this canon).
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>>25272755
It's stuff we could've talked about atheorized in the thread, some of the best stuff from Civ quests I've run came from letting Anon's ideas percolate and then saying "yeah, you were right all along."

>>25272767
>Implying Sokka's boomerang wasn't purchased in a cheap giftshop before ATLA even started.
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>>25272835
confirming my decision for story goodness and character based priorities
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>>25272874
You're saying it would be out of character for Fire Lord Ozai's Bureacracy to censor and suppress fire nation culture that conflicted with his world views?

I get that we're in ancient avatar world, I just like world building. What's an asian fantasy universe without an epic book of poems and stories?
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>>25272879
That seems like something that doesn't really matter to talk about, though.
Like, if we were theorizing whether WE could have the same affect with firebending as he does with air (loud noise big boom), or something of the sort, that would help us. Not to say that guessing his real name wouldn't be fun, but it seems sort of irrelevant and off-topic.
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>>25272767
So in short, airbenders end up with a single name, given to them by a monk... and they have a hard time understanding the concept of 'family' mainly due to their social structure leaving them with few ties to the world.
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>>25272929
You'd be surprised where totally innocous conversations can lead.

But yeah, lets go with Ming Puar on an escort mission and Maro on a single confrontation spaghetic western/Wuxia flick/jedai geki style.
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>>25272835

Looks like my ass is still outvoted. I still think we could use the help, plus it'd be nice to see Ming Puar do her work with our own eyes, but not everyone else agrees with me.
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>>25273094
Nah, we can take any bitch-ass benders by ourself.
Unless Song lived.
That might be a problem.
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>>25273128
A: we're rich as fuck.

B: song seemed to enjoy fighting us.

C: unless Lao Len has superiors we've GUTTED the underworld in this city.

D: Zhao is an abusive dick and if song is working for him he's working for a man who beats kidnapped women to death.

All of these are valid points that can be used to appeal to whatever sense of honor or profit or self preservation that song possesses.
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>>25273128

From >>25268087
>The guard captain orders his men to stand down, to open the gates and to process the assembled crowd as fast as possible. In the distance you hear a thunderclap and you instantly feel concern, winds pick up and blow towards Shen Jiao.


Song's about as dead as I am.
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>>25273225
You must be a lich!
Really, though, a thunderstorm DID just start.
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>>25273210
Wait, what?
Where are you going with this?
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>>25273249

We also never found Song's body.
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>>25273265
neither did he
because hes ded
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"Go with the girls Ming, I don't doubt that some of Lao Lens thugs still roam the streets... I'm tired but I'll be fine".

"Becareful Maro... Gen Xiao Ren wishes this as well."

"I will... tell me, what does Gen Xiao Ren's voice sound like?"
"... It is a whisper to me from far off, sometimes I hear what he wishes, other times I just feel it".

Thunder rumbles again, and more lightning flashes, winds blowing into the mainland of the island have spread the fires further and the whole city smells of smoke. Wordlessly you turn and head past the terrified congregation of women... Pan grips at your hand weeping in concern.

"Maro... be careful" she weeps.
Kneeling to her height you embrace her again. She's grown much in five years but she's still only fifteen, small and delicate for her age.

"Do not worry for me Pan. I will be back."

You head past her into the house, and straight towards Zhao's rooms. Seeing the three benders you pause.

[ ] Rush at them and attack with the sai before they can bend (medium-hard)
[ ] Firebend and try to catch them off guard (medium)
[ ] Lightning, even through your exhaustion (medium)
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>>25273299

Firebend. The last thing we need is to collapse right in front of Zhao.
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>>25273299
>[ ] Lightning, even through your exhaustion (medium)
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>>25273299
>[ ] Firebend and try to catch them off guard (medium)

Try not to overexhaust ourselves.
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Rolled 9

We should call ourselves the storm dragon. Cause that's... You know... What the pole arm guy said our name was.
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>>25273299
>[ ] Firebend and try to catch them off guard (medium)
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>>25273373
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Right, please roll for firebending.
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Rolled 2

>>25273450
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>>25273373
I like shadow dragon but if we upgrade our warddrobe with intricate storm designs then I'll back it.

anyways, lets firebend our way to victory.
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Rolled 15

>>25273450
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>>25273459
well damn
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Rolled 4

>>25273450

Fire
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Rolled 1

light my fire
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>>25273459
>>25273466
>>25273487
Jesus Christ, is Maro drunk?
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Rolled 11

>>25273450

Rollan'
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>>25273494
Wait, thought this was d100, nevermind
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>>25273490
You're uh, really lucky that one didnt come a few seconds earlier.

>>25273494
Just exhausted apparently. He's been fighting a running martial arts battle for almost four hours now.
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Rolled 9

>>25273494

Apparently.

>>25273490
>1

You better not delete that roll
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Rolled 11

>>25273515

Good.

>>25273450

Ring of Fire
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>>25273258
Do you even Kung Fu?

Going by Western Cartoon or Wuxia tropes Song is very clearly a Worthy Opponent, Worthy Opponents can become the vilest enemies or the greatest of friends.

If we confront him in a situation where his is the dishonorable course of action we should at least try to diplomance him to determine which category he falls into.
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>>25273490
missed by one roll, thank the creator
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Rolled 16

>>25273532
>>25273499
>>25273450

Two elevens. Really.
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>>25273517
>>25273532
>>25273548
You dont need to keep rolling, only the first 3 count.

>>25273466
We succeed vs a dc13, writeup incoming
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>>25273539
No, I just don't see how that was relevant to the post you linked to.
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>>25273517
>implying I'm that much soot eating scrub bender

>>25273515
I know right?
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>>25273570

I know. Sorry.
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>>25273571
>unless song lived

That's how it was relevant.
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Taking a deep breath you focus on your stomach... the ocean of chi, you build the heat up in you and around you, fire catches along your arms and back along your shoulders You prevent it from burning your clothes, you hold all this building energy until you step around into the path of the three guards and exhaling you let the energy release. A massive concussive blast knocks all three over and flattens many of the sliding doors of the house, causing others to catch alight.

Following up on this you deliver a quick bolt of flame to two of them, but the last one manages to dissipate it. The sliding door to his room knocked off its hinges Zhao Peng looks upon you in astonished horror... Snow lotus and flame-lily are with him and they both show amazed relief.

The firebender returns a blast of fire towards you and you sidestep it, it hits the cieling of the first floor and starts a small fire.

[ ] Finish the firebender with lightning (medium)
[ ] Finish the firebender with a staff strike (medium)
[ ] Firebend and finish the other firebender (medium-hard)
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>>25273799
[X] Finish the firebender with lightning (medium)

It's all around us. Just waiting for someone to call it.
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>>25273799
>[ ] Finish the firebender with a staff strike (medium)

Let's not lightning the bender.

It might make Zhao Peng freak the fuck out and try to use one of the girls as either hostages or just kill them and run.
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>>25273835

Don't roll unless asked to.
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>>25273799

[ ] Finish the firebender with lightning (medium)
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>>25273879

Don't roll unless asked to, please.
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Rolled 1

>>25273799
>[ ] Firebend and finish the other firebender (medium-hard)
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>>25273939

Please don't roll unless asked to.

Why don't people understand this?
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>>25273799
staffstrike
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>>25273799

(We're in Autosage, but I don't know the page number)
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Rolled 19

>>25273959
>but I don't know the page number
2
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Please roll for lightning
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>>25273947
What if they do understand, but are doing it to annoy you?
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Rolled 1

>>25273995

I guess.
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>>25273939
>>25273969
Stop. Rolling.

You are wasting good rolls!
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Rolled 6

>>25273995
Take some from outside.
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Rolled 4

>>25274002
>>25273995

Well I just shit the bed.
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Rolled 18

>>25273995
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Rolled 13

>>25274005
That joke is old
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Rolled 11

>>25274022
>>25273995

Finally a good roll

Also: Rollan'
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Rolled 2

>>25273995
hueheuhee
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>>25274002
Well then, this won't go well.
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>>25274095

At least it's only the start of combat and not the middle or end of it.

We can work this out.
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>>25274002
Crit failure... Well it had to happen sooner or later.
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>>25274120

And we can work with the failure. It's not like we rolled two or three in a row.
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>>25274120
You start to separate the positive and negative energy required to generate lightning... focused solely on the dazed firebender but as you're about to unleash the energy Zhao Peng tackles you, red in the face and screaming. He starts beating you with a heavy wooden rod.

[ ] defend yourself (Medium)
[ ] grapple with Zhao Peng (medium-hard)
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>>25274202
>[ ] defend yourself (Medium)

Kick him in the dick.
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>>25274202
>[ ] grapple with Zhao Peng (medium-hard)
They can't shoot us with fire if we have their boss as a shield!
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>>25274202
>[ ] defend yourself (Medium)
DICK KICK-AN
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>>25274221
>>25274294
I hope we crit succeed the kick in the dick.
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>>25274202
Roll for self defense
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>>25274202
A solid strike
The most vulnerable organs.
Right in the Nuts
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Rolled 20

>>25274361
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>>25274382
seriously?
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>>25274382
YOU!
I like you.
High Five.
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>>25274382
You deserve it.
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>>25274352
>>25274361
>>25274382
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>>25274382
Oh fuck yes.
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>>25274420
I put my fist right up against the screen.

>>25274403
High Five!

>>25274393
Would it be too much to ask to include the Haiku?
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>>25274393
>>25274382

KICK HIM IN THE DICK
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>>25274489
YES, MARO, GO FOR THE DICK
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>>25274382
You bring your arms up to cover your face as Zhao Peng strikes at you with the rod, his blows are more fueled by rage than skill and you're able to avoid most of the harm.

"I KNEW YOU WERE GOING TO BE TROUBLE THE MOMENT YOU WALKED IN, FALSE MONK, FALSE FALSE FALSE. YOU'VE RUINED EVERYTHING, I'M GOING TO BEAT YOU TO DEATH AND THEN I'M GOING TO BEAT THE STUPID WOMEN WHO TRIED TO ESCAPE ME. I OWN THEM, ME."

You hear scuffling around the room. but cannot see any of the action. Zhao Peng continues his insane rant, then a blade erupts from his throat, his words and blows stop immediately.

He slides off the blade and behind him stands flame-lily... weeping in fear. looking quickly it seems Snow Lotus - Lan Se Shui has bludgeoned the man into unconciousness with an ornamental rock.

[ ] Comfort flame-lily
[ ] We need to go - where are my things?
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OURS IS THE FOOT THAT SHALL RUPTURE THE NUTSACK!
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>>25274573
The man, as in the other guard dude in the room?
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>>25274573
Damnit OP...

Oh well ask if Flame-Lily and Snow Lotus are okay, they both just killed a guy after all.
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>>25274573
>[ ] Comfort flame-lily

Though is the house on fire?

If it's on fire, get them out before comforting her.
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>>25274616
The house is on fire and it's spreading fast. Snow is handling things much better... Flame is terrified.
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>>25274573
What? Dude, crotch shot was totally appropriate there. Lame.
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>>25274630

Then let's get the fuck out of here before comforting her.
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>>25274638
"If you mention a gun hanging on the wall in act one, you'd better use in act two".

You guys spent the time and effort to get flame-lily a well crafted knife/sword... narratively it would be poor storytelling from me if it wasn't used by her ever.
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>>25274630

Archive?
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>>25274573
[X] We need to go where are my things?
Comfort Flame Lily as we leave as well. Fire is bad for our continued good health.
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>>25274670
Could have stabbed the other guy with it. We'll never get another chance to have a thematically appropriate critical crotch shot again.
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>>25274670
She could have stabbed the remaining guard.

I'm fine with storytelling here but we could've used our nutshot to capture Zhao Peng and grill him for inform-

Fuck it. I just wanted to nutshot him so hard he turns soprano, I readily admit it.

Lets get the fuck out of the house of the flaming tiles.
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>>25274738
>>25274759
you weren't rolling for a crotch shot though, you were rolling to prevent the enraged man from bludgeoning you into unconciousness, the crit just kicked it into 'stuff happens mode', Flame-lily was more concerned about your immediate safety than the guard.
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>>25274784
I think plenty of us were calling for a crotch shot back there. As well, we were rolling for
>[]Defending Ourselves
And the primary defense toward a dude over you and hitting you with something is finding a way to plant a foot in his balls so hard he sings soprano.
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>>25274813
Calling for it or not, you weren't in a position to deliver it. Mounted position.
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>>25274784
OP seriously, I respect you trying to inject story into the og for a nutshot was a troll.

It's quite literally one of the only ways to defend yourself if you've got a guy standing over you trying to beat your head in with a weapon.

Not very classy but its a classic way to take someone out and self defense professionals will tell you as much.

And I don't care how zen maro is, if someone was trying to smash MY head in you can bet my first reaction would be to slam something into his groin.
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>>25274889
Same position we're going to have Fire-lily in soon
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>>25274942
Hue hue hue I'd rather not.
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>>25274889
Firebreath/palm to the groin then.

The crowd was baying for testicular carnage.
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"Lan Se Shui... Flame-lily, we need to go... where are my things?" you ask with concern.

Flame-Lily weeps "... I have them with me here"

"Good... we need to go before this place burns down around us, Do you have all your things?" you question.

"yes" they both answer.

You quickly lead them out of the burning building, and on to the streets of Shen Jiao... you all turn and watch as the house of white tiles begins to go up in flame. Thunder rumbles and the first drops of rain fall. You are exhausted.

End of firebender quest episode 7, the night of black tiles has drawn to a close. Will try to have some notes for a new story arc done by saturday.
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>>25274889

Whatever, let's just get the girls out of here and then comfort them.
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>>25274961
This. Seriously, we nat 20'd that. The universe should have found a way to let us crotch shot.

>>25274889
Also what was he using to hit at our head?
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>>25274935
I'm not going to argue about people baying for a nutshot further. You don't always get what you want.
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>>25274965

Yay!

They're okay and not injured!

We can deal with the mental scarring later.
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>>25275008
A rod, the type you'd beat out dirty carpets with. Heavy wooden rods were also used for administering punishments in ancient china, and twenty to fourty strokes could see a man crippled for life.

It's likely what he used to beat the one girl to death.
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>>25275012
Honestly, at this point you just sound mad that we rolled four criticals.

"They want a nutshot and crit again. Screw them, even though it'd be appropriate in this situation. I'm not having fun."
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>>25275037
That seems incredibly awkward and unwieldly from a sitting position. You wouldn't get much swing behind it unless you were using broad sweeps, which would give the person you're sitting on ample time to counter attack.

Which would likely come in the form of a fist to the nuts.
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>>25275063
dude stfu and play the game. It's just a game. your nutshot does not matter remotely in the grand scheme of things
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>>25275063
Dude, why the fuck do you want to hit him in the dick that badly? Is that your fetish?
It's just one moment, we were in NO position to hit the guy in the dick, why are you so goddamn persistent?
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Rolled 6

If you want less crits, switch to 1d100

or if you really want to neuter crits, 4d5
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>>25275012
you're going to get your balls[/cpoiler] busted if you defy nat 20s OP.

Okay Real talk now,

How difficult would it be to take a ship back to our island and or send the girls who want to go back home as well as hire the rest on as retainers to our family?

Presumably to run a facility lik ethe White Tiles, minus the psychopath with the rod.
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>>25275063
No. I'm not mad, I just think that people wanted lolsorandumb and are now pissed that they didn't get it when I chose to write something else that was every bit as equally appropriate and likely to happen.

Carrying on about how I didn't write exactly what the people bayed for, incessantly is childish. Let it go.
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>>25275083
Then why weren't we given it.

>>25275085
Because a number of the people in the thread wanted it, we critted it, and we were in ample position for it.

In this picture -> >>25274889 if you had an opening you'd most likely go for either the crotch, head, or eyes. Especially if it was sudden, and how quick your opening was leaving.
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>>25275080
It's a thick stick. You could call it a jo-staff if you wanted to.
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>>25275112
Op, fucking ignore this whiny bitch.
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>>25275112
>Then why weren't we given it.

It didn't matter.

No one cares.

Shut the fuck up.
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>>25275114
One of these? This is even more awkward in a sitting position. You'd have to swing it from a low or mid hand, and there's plenty of time to grab it.
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>>25275097
>How difficult would it be to take a ship back to our island and or send the girls who want to go back home as well as hire the rest on as retainers to our family?
Probably relatively easy, but i imagine most of the girls want to go home.

>>25275112
>Then why weren't we given it.
Because something else worked better narratively. Get. Over. It.
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>>25275134
>It didn't matter.
Honestly, if it didn't matter why go to such lengths to not give what at least three - four people wanted.

>>25275146
>Because something else worked better narratively. Get. Over. It.
You still sound mad.
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>>25275097
Goddamn spoilers...

Okay anyway, we have something like 90'000 USD in Koku, can we A: rebuild the house of the white tiles and employ the girls there as means of providing our family with profit?

Failing that how much would it cost to send Snow Lotus and the kidnapped girls home?
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>>25275105
Honestly, I find it subject that they'd leave large heavy rocks lying around, a courtisan could overpower a Bender and hit him hard enough to knock him unconscious in one blow. She must be as buff as Ming.
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>>25275168
Dude.
You are the ONLY one complaining about it.
Anyone responding from this point on, this idiot is probably trolling.
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>>25275168
Why are you arguing about it? I'm not going to re-write it if you bitch long enough.

>>25275136
Smaller, think 'long enough to beat carpets out with', basically a club but not.

>>25275207
He had it on his desk, to hold parts of scrolls down as a paperwieght.
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>>25274573
>[X] Comfort Flame-Lily

Not too long though, there's a fire and all.
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>>25275229
>Why are you arguing about it? I'm not going to re-write it if you bitch long enough.
Why do you still sound mad?
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>>25275146
How many of those girls were kidnapped anyway?

What was the business model for the entertainement girls anyway?

Full on slavery?

A contract to be paid off over a period of time?

Food and Board+wages?
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>>25275245
You're projecting, I'm not angry.
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>>25275229
>He had it on his desk, to hold parts of scrolls down as a paperweight.
I've been hit by something like that. She'd have to have hit him from behind, then while he was doubled over hit him again until he stops moving. Probably end up with alot of blood on her hands.
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>>25275264
That's what my wife says when she's pissed.
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>>25275288
He was knocked on his ass by maro's concussive blast, once zhao tackled us she grabbed it and seeing that flame lily was going for zhao with a sword/knife he didn't notice on her (because it was new) she went after the dazed firebender.
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>>25275288
yes.....and?

It's perfectly plausable.

Guard has his eyes on his boss and the scary fucker in black. Snow lotus whacks him in the back of the head and he drops.

You ever been hit by a rock in the back of the head? I was in highschool, I wa sunconcious for 30 minutes, fucker who did it got himself expelled to. Wasn't even a big rock he just threw it real hard.

Throw in some desperation and strike someone on the skull and you'll knock them unconcious, a few strikes later and they're dead or concussed to the point of being harmless.

if she doesn't rupture the skull blood splatter should be messy but not gorn levels.
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>>25275302
Repeatedly insisting that I'm mad or upset because you didn't get something you wanted doesn't make it true. It makes you look childish.

>>25275095
I've got nothing against crits, usually they're entertaining. When people throw tantrums is when I start to dislike them.
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>>25275311
That just confuses me even more. This >>25273799 post says he dissipated it, stayed standing and returned fire at us.
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>>25275344
Actually, it did seem like you were getting kind of pissed at all the crit successes.
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>>25275339
>You ever been hit by a rock in the back of the head?
Yes, actually. It hit me right on the part of the skull that jutted out and broke that. Bled everywhere and hurt like hell, I think I was in shock because I kept reaching back and touching the spot every so often and looking at my hand.

That spot still gets pangs every so often.
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>>25275353
Maro built up and unleashed a concussive blast. Then he threw a few bolts of fire to down the people knocked over by it, the firebender dissipated the last firebolt aimed at him. Maro went for lightning while the man was still dazed and getting up (because he's getting pretty damn quick at lightning) which is when he got tackled.

Maro then was making sure that he wasn't getting smacked in the face by the furious man with the wooden stick, which is when the girls kicked into action.

>>25275368
I was being facetious, I have kind of a dry sense of humor and it doesn't come through in writing very well. I had some nifty stuff in mind if you had failed rolls at certain parts, but I wasn't upset at all that you guys crit succeeded prettymuch the whole thread.
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>>25275403
Oh, okay. I see it now. Misread it as him still standing.
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>>25275112
Having been in martial arts with a sensei who was a big fan of shoot wrestling, jiyu jutsu and MMA stuff, fighting from mounted position isn't easy - the most important thing you can do is protect your face, not try to punch the guy in the dick. Because you have no ability to twist or add any real amount of force it's near impossible to deliver a strike with meaning (and generally you're not going to reach further than the shoulders of the person in mounted position).

I hate to say this, but watch UFC matches where a lot of grappling goes on, you make sure you're not getting pounded in the face, then you get out of mounted position, then you do what you can.

As for why we didn't use fire breath? Man is smashing you in the face with a wooden rod, breathing fire is out of the question.



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