You are Maro of Jin, whispered as 'Maro of the Lightning'.For the better it seems like things in the city of Shen Jiao have come to a close, the crimelord Lao Len 'the jaded' is dead by your hand, Zhao Peng the corrupt proprietor of the House of White Tiles also fell to his misdeeds. The smuggling and slaving ring ran by Lao Len has been destroyed and the few girls from the house of white tiles who wished to stay have been taken in by the lady Fire-Upon-Snow, a former entertainment house girl herself purchased by a now deceased husband for her economic acumen.It is late into the night and feeling out of place you wake up - you are not in the barracks where you went to sleep. You have awoken on a grassy knoll, with a rocky path leading down towards a stream... things further away seem blurred and distorted.[ ] Follow the path down[ ] Shout out for aid - you are clearly lost.
>>25383837[ ] Follow the path down
>>25383837>[ ] Follow the path down
>>25383837>[ ] Follow the path downDidn't see you guys here.
>>25383943Following the path down to the stream you see more of the area around you. Ahead of you past an outcropping of rocks you see a path bracketed with withered trees. To you left you hear music, quiet, soft and soothing. To your right in the distance you see a great stone gate with a stylized dragon above it, looking past you seem to see gardens.[ ] Head towards the music[ ] Head down the ominous looking path with withered trees[ ] Head towards the stone gates and garden.
>>25384205>head towards the musicMaybe there's a bard.
>>25384205>Head down the ominous looking path with withered treeswhatcouldgowrong.jpg>havakoi couldCaptcha do you know something I don't?
>>25384205>[ ] Head down the ominous looking path with withered treesWhat could go wrong?
>>25384205Lets go see what is in the trees it might be something that we need to face
>>25384205>[ ] Head down the ominous looking path with withered trees
>>25384205>[ ] Head towards the musicPeople playing might tell us where we are.
>>25384270>faceYou begin walking down the ominous path... somehow it frightens you just walking it. All things seem dead and drained here and even for this strange land it seems abandoned.You walk past what seems to be a small bird but upon further inspection... It's missing its face. Unnerved you continue forward until you hear what seems to be a fierce struggle going on. Deciding to get a closer look you sneak forwards and you see what looks like a great millipede attacking a four-armed baboon-creature with a staff. The baboon-thing delivers a staff strike to the millepede-things head and a flash of triumph flickers across his face, the millepede-thing surges forward and wraps the baboon-thing up then smashes it into the ground. The baboon-creature screams and the gigantic millipede-thing seems to envelop its face. After a few moments the millepede thing backs off... now wearing the baboon-creatures face.[ ] Step forward and ask what manner of strange spirit the millipede-thing is.[ ] Get the hell out of there.
>>25384397>After a few moments the millepede thing backs off... now wearing the baboon-creatures face.>Get the hell out of hereEven without knowledge of the television show in his mind, I think that Maro would run the fuck away from Koh anyway.
>>25384397>Get the hell out of there.NOPENOPE.jpgNOPE.pngNOPE.gifNOPE.bmpNOPE.tiffNOPE.aviNOPE.pdfNOPE.mp4NOPE.wmv
>>25384397>[ ] Step forward and ask what manner of strange spirit the millipede-thing is.Do not express emotion. Could thing we chose the calm firebender archetype.
>>25384397We are not cowards. Step forward.
[ ] Step forward and ask what manner of strange spirit the millipede-thing is.watcouldgowrong?I mean, we've come this far, plus running might show fear which is what he feeds on
>>25384476>Do not express emotion.Why? He doesn't know that rule.All he knows is that some millipede thing walked over and stole a monkey's face.That's creepy as fuck. Why would you walk toward that?
>>25384540>Why would you walk toward that?>YOLO...
>Sorry guys I have to step out for a little bit (yay unexpected shopping). I'll be back in about 30-40mins, please feel free to debate this one. All I'll say is that Koh is incredibly ancient and knowledgeable and if you have something you want answered he'll probably know the answer. You could always nope the fuck out of there and backtrack to one of the other locations... You may still have time.
>>25384601>You could always nope the fuck out of thereI vote this
>>25384567I don't think he's saying it's a good reason, I think he's saying it's THE reason. Though I could be wrong, of course...
>>25384601>incredibly ancient and knowledgeableWe can't miss this opportunity. Power is ours.
>>25384397[X] Step forward and ask what manner of strange spirit the millipede-thing is.
He may know, "losing face" is a phrase in some language (Japanese I think) it's not impossible to guess
>>25384640>we can't miss this opportunityHE'LL STEAL OUR FACEFUCK THAT NIGGER AND FUCK YOULET'S GET THE FUCK OUT
>>25384630It's because the risk is worth it. If Maro retreats at the first sign of trouble he will accomplish little of note.
[x] FACE STILL NO EXPRESSION
>>25384669>If Maro retreats at the first sign of trouble he will accomplish little of note.WE'LL ACCOMPLISH THE TASK OF NOT GETTING OUR FACE STOLEN
>>25384692Why would he do that?MARO DOESN'T KNOW ABOUT KOH THE FACE STEALER.THAT'S WHY I'M SAYING WE LEAVE NOW BECAUSE MARO IS HUMAN AND USES EMOTION THEREFORE HE'LL BE CONFUSED OR SURPRISED BY KOH AND SHOW EMOTION AND GET HIS FUCKIGN FACE STOLEN YOU DUMB NIGGERS
>>25384694Stop being a pussy. This is our chance to learn dark and forbidden lore. We may even earn his respect by not running.Go play cowards somewhere else.
>>25384720>Go play cowards somewhere else.I don't want to see our MC die.
WHAT GOOD IS DARK FORBIDDEN LORE IF WE HAVE NO FACE?Do you want to be myfacewhenIhavenoface.MC? DO YOU? DO YOU FAGGOT? He's a face RAPIST.[X] Get the hell out of there.
>>25384701Maybe he'd do it because it is in step with his personality. He knows emotion is a sign of weakness, so he would not show it in front of a potential enemy.>step forward>gain power
>>25384801Faces aren't as important as dark forbidden lore, that you would think that is treasonous.
>>25384720Just namefagging on my phone, but maro will only get to ask questions he could conceivably come up with, so dark forbidden lore is outAnd for the people freaking out, you may be overreacting a bit.
Could always steal the face-stealer's face.
>>25384860You can't USE the lore if you can't into FACE. you stupid fuck
While we are at it, anyone want to dance around the most powerful enemy we have ever mets palace intentionally throwing breadsticks everywhere?
I have a policy about faces. Anything that can and will steal mine should never be dealt with in any way save murdering it violently.Can we murder it violently? Is not, we get right the fuck out of here. Policy has served me well in the past
>>25385354No, you really wouldn't stand a chance against koh.Anyways, time for quick vote. Are we speaking to the creature or noping the fuck out of here. Koh *can* answer just about any question maro is likely to ask, he borders on fourth wall breaking with his knowledge.
>>25384871Oh and yes, this was me.
>>25385597ask him if he would like to share some tea with us
>>25385620>asking the face eating monster to share some tea with usyou, I like you
>>25385597Then run like the living coward we are. Nope right the fuck out.
>>25385620I like this one. Everyone, no matter if they're a centipede face stealer, deserves a nice cup of tea.
>>25384397Oh god what have I done?is there anything vitally important we need to know as in loved ones are in danger or fate of the world? if not>>25384469Do this immediatlyWhy did I think that was a good idea why?!
>>25385617Ask him the way to attain true lightning bending.Brief jagged sky torchNever permanent in skyComing and going.Of course, do so with a cup of tea in hand.
>>25385712He wouldnt be able to answer that.>>25385620You lack tea at the moment. So I'm reading this as four votes speak to the scary monster and one vote NOPENOPENOPENOPENOPE.Writeup soon TASTY FACES.
>>253857382 votes for nope nope nope actually.
>>25384397"Hello what manner of spiri-""I am Koh mortal... and as thanks for not disturbing my 'meal', I will tell you the rules by which I will treat with you." Koh says ominously "I am a spirit that takes faces from those who show any emotion while I gaze upon them, the spirit whose face you just saw me take was one I long desired and had you interrupted I would have grown terribly wrathful. I am ancient and incredibly knowledgeable of many things... You may ask me what few questions your time here allows and I will answer them to the best of my ability. Compose yourself mortal, for if you show any emotion at all, I will have your face - I do not get such chances often."Please roll 2d20 - Crit failures will not be counted. I will take the best of the first three rolls.Aaand select a question.[ ] Ask about one of our companions latent abilities (who?).[ ] Ask about how to throw the house of Ten off our trail[ ] Ask about Song[ ] Other (only questions maro himself would concievably ask will be considered).Good luck delicious facemeats.
Rolled 8, 17 = 25>>25385850[X] Other (only questions maro himself would concievably ask will be considered).Ask if any others have bent lightning before us, and if he knows more about it.
>>25385850>Ask about one of our companions latent abilities (who?).That spirit glaive whatshisname
Rolled 8, 20 = 28>>25385883Also dice
>>25385850>otherwould you like to share some tea with me?
>>25385923Scion of DescartesHerald of the gloriousMajesty of D
Rolled 6, 1 = 7>>25385956dice for this
>>25385866I've confirmed multiple times without you needing to ask that maro is the first lightningbender, ever. So this is essentially a non-question>>25385881>>25385923I dont get you two, If you're trying to troll you're really not doing a very good job at it. If you just wanted to roll dice you didn't need to be stupid about it.>>25385883This is the only real question here, but you have more companions than just Ming.
>>25385881>>25385923>>25385956>>25385962>>25385983You realize you're all just going to be ignored right? Go be retards somewhere else.
>>25385976Ask him what we can do to improve the world. Either that or ask where the avatar is, we can always teach the avatar lightning bending
>>25386013Beginning to think this is just a retarded samefag. Polite sage to avoid total derailment
>>25385850>Ask about how to throw the house of Ten off our trail
>>25385850>Ask where we at
>>25386012The answers to that would be so incredibly vague.>>25385883Seconding this, then if we have time ask about flame-lily as well
>>25386099We're talking to a spirit, presumably we're in the goddamn spirit world.Are we just having a really bad case of driveby shitposting this thread or what?
>>25386119Well, I was somewhat serious about that.I only said to ask because everything else seemed retarded.I guess a better question would be, "How did I get here?" Though we can probably assume this is a dream , or something along those lines.
Composing yourself and remaining emotionless you ask your first question"One of my companions possesses a glaive that she says is inhabited by a spirit named Gen Xiao Ren... Would you tell me more about him?"The head of the segmented body turns to you and blinks and the face changes to a tiger-like face with bloodshot yellow eyes and a harsh nose, almost exactly like Gen Xiao Rens own."Gen Xiao Ren is a strange spirit... Normally to leave the spirit world you give up your immortality, instead he has chosen to throw only a portion of his essence into an object and cast his voice across the worlds. His voice is stronger to those who hold the object, but it is still weak. In doing this he has weakened himself in the spirit world - even I once feared him, the mighty tiger king of war. He has gone into hiding in the spirit realm... but he still dwells here. The glaive you speak of is another thing, it now possesses a tie to the spirit realm and a portion of Gen Xiao Ren's own strength, among the weapons of your world few will ever compare."Koh's gaze upon you is unnerving and his breath is foul, but you have centered yourself and feed your emotions to the flame in your soul - he will not shake you."Hurry mortal, you have time for another question or two"[ ] Ask about flame-lily[ ] Ask about the Journey ahead[ ] Ask about Song
>>25386336>[ ] Ask about flame-lily
>>25386336>ask about the Journey aheadAny specific reason Journey is capitalized?
>>25386369No, I'm just typing like a retard
>>25386400Oh, i just thought we were either asking about a band we've never heard of, or that was subtle foreshadowing.
>>25386336>Ask about the Journey ahead>>25386369He's obviously referring to the band, thus it is a proper noun.
>>25386336>[X] Ask about the Journey ahead
>>25386336Ask about the journey ahead.
>>25386336>ask about Rokan>if we have time, ask if koh has anything he'd like us to do for him in the mortal world
>>25386336[X] Ask about the Journey aheadAsking the hard-hitting questions the public wants to hear.
>>25386491http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aATwo can play that game.
>>25386511>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LatorN4P9aAIs this Journey Quest thread now?
"I have a long journey ahead of me, back to my homeland... I would know of something that would help me prepare" You say almost in a toneless manner.Koh becons you to a pool... which somehow shows a map of the world. "I cannot tell you much of the journey that lies ahead, that would require foresight that I do not have. But I know your story dragon of storms - the spirit world is abuzz about it, even one so isolated of me has heard of you 'Maro of the Lightning'. From everything I can infer your sisters capture was no accident, someone close to you has betrayed you. Beware the sea.""You have time to ask one more question... Your composure is amazing."[ ] Ask if there is a favor Koh would like of you[ ] Ask about flame-lily[ ] Ask about song
>>25386649I am okay with this.
>>25386687[ ] Ask if there is a favor Koh would like of you
>>25386687>I couldnt be bothered to edit out the red text, the black text is pertinent. Red text is mostly just stuff from the original series
>>25386687[X] Ask if there is a favor Koh would like of youAlways good to have horrifying creatures in your debt.
>>25386687>[ ] Ask about flame-lily
>>25386687>[X] Ask if there is a favor Koh would like of you
>>25386687>Ask about flame-lily
>>25386687>[X] Ask about songHe's the Zuko to our Aang, plus favors for face-eating spirits seem like a thing that could go horribly wrong.
>>25386687>[ ] Ask if there is a favor Koh would like of youhe's been polite and helpful, the least we can do is offer to help in returen
>>25386779Koh. We shall help him and be rewarded with POWER
"Great Spirit, I thank you for your benevolence" you say with a bow "I would ask if you have any favors you may ask of me"Upon hearing this Koh begins to howl with a malevolent laughter as he rises up to his full height "A FAVOR FROM YOU MORTAL? THAT IS THE GRANDEST JOKE I HAVE HEARD IN A MILLENIA. SOUND DID SAY YOU WERE A FLATTERER..."You begin to wonder if you haven't just made an incredibly, incredibly big mistake."The joke was worth far more than your face ever would be to me. When your own trials are done, find the avatar, with the aid of two others you will teach her all the aspects known to the dragons of the storm...... Your time is up, yet you still linger - ask quickly and you shall have one more answer from me"[ ] Ask about flame-lily[ ] Ask about Song
>>25386921[X] Ask about flame-lily
>>25386921>[ ] Ask about SongWe can RP finding out about Flame-Lily. This is information that would be more difficult to acquire.
>>25386963This>>25386921>Ask about Song
>>25386921>[X] Ask about SongWe can ask Flame-Lily about her ability's over tea.
>>25386938Seconding. It may be something we wouldn't find out without koh's genius.
>>25386921[X] Ask about SongWhen is our fight to the death?
"There is an Airbender called 'Song of the Thunder', tell me more of him great spirit". you ask humbly, the world starts to distort and color bleeds from it like ink"Song... ... .. ... Dragon .. . st... .. harm . Avatar .. .. .. .. ... ... .. befriend..." Kohs words are garbled and you do not hear everything he tries to tell you and of what you do hear you understand less.With the slight sensation of falling your body rushes up to meet you as the spirit world evaporates around you. Your eyes snap open as you feel something nuzzle up against you. You cannot make out what it is. You sense it is early morning.[ ] Firebend to create light and risk startling whatever it is (dc : medium)[ ] Extricate yourself from the thing and go about your morning.
>>25387259[X] Firebend to create light and risk startling whatever it is (dc : medium)Apparently Song will be the dragon of the wind who will teach the avatar. Anyways let's burn whatever is messing with us.
Sorry, new to this quest. What's the timeframe we're working in relative to the show?
>>25387309Unspecified but a long as fuck time before the shows. Maro is the first firebender to ever produce lightning.Some of the world is the same, but don't expect everything on the previously provided map to be accurate. Fire nation doesn't have their crazy steamboats either.
>>25387259>Extricate yourself from the thing and go about your morning.In before owlbear.
>>25387259Don't make any fire, first, identify if it's a woman. Then, place our hand on their head and gently run our hand through their hair, identify who it is from that.Then, we might have to extricate ourself.
>>25387259Cuddle with the fluffy creature that is waking us up.
>>25387259Firebend JUST to make light. The last thing I want is to fwoosh our poor adorable guinepigbat.
>>25387361In before bearowl
>>25387366That's the first thing we need to do.
>>25387371What type of sounds do you think those would make? I think they'd "HROOOOOONK"
>>25387383No killing the emergency food supply until we're starving.Just kidding I think it's adorable
Right, looks like its a roll for firebending.
>>25387383You are history's greatest monster.
Rolled 17>>25387420Time to turn off the dark.
Rolled 1>>25387420Getting to burning mighty early.
>>25387444Tell me we just roasted it.
>>25387435Why.>>25387431Well, the dark got turned off pretty well. But unfortunately THE DARK IS NOW FIRE.
>>25387444Just let us burn our backpack or some furniture nearby or something. Please for the love of double-god don't burn something adorable and / or important.
>>25387554We're going to burn the batguinneapig
You're unsure of what strange creature has cuddled up next to you while you slept - or rather didn't sleep and probably wont for some time to come. The way Koh ate that other spirits face will remain imprinted in your memory for a long, long time and that sickening laugher... you resolve to avoid or incinerate anything that could possibly be considered a cousin to koh.As you start to create a small flame to see what's next to you, it rolls over and presses into you... and those were clearly breasts you felt. You remember Rokan did this sort of thing all the time, between thoughts of Koh and thoughts of Rokan the small flame you intended to create instead turns into a burst of fire.This startles the guinneapig bat that has taken up residence in your room and it flies around madly crashing into things. The curtains you just set on fire drop onto you, fortunately you've identified the creature cuddling with you to be Pan, she must have been having bad dreams. Unfortunately a flaming piece of cloth has dropped onto your bed.Roll for damage control.
Rolled 16>>25387638Try inhaling the heat from the flames and exhaling it as smoke.
Rolled 1>>25387638full damage control
>>25387670It begins.The night of 20s followed by the morning of 1s
>>25387670this is the second 1 ive got in this quest, maybe its time to stop rolling
>>25387670Its time for you to stop rolling. Or else porkchop sandwiches.
Rolled 7 + 4>>25387670>damage control critical failure.As you try to put out the flame a task that would normally be quite easy, the guinneapigbat decides to intervene, it comes flying over with a vase of liquid that it thinks is water to pour it on the fire. A helpful gesture, but as the first drop of 'water' hits the flame, it ends up catching - the cute little winged creature is trying to immolate you with oil and blankets.The guinneapigbat panics at suddenly having fire so close to it, and drops the vase pouring oil all over the bed. Pan begins to wake up.Opposed roll time.
Rolled 2>>25387796She's just starting to wake up after everything is on fire. Observant girl.
Rolled 14>>25387796Rolling for the love of god
>>25387812>>25387819>>25387825>The night of White Tiles>The morning of Bad Rolls
>>25387819Pan isn't a morning girl. It's safest to wake her up with kiddy gloves (or small cute animals) or food. She's especially bad after she's been having nightmares.
>>25387796We're eating the pig.
>>25387825Thank you based anonymous.
>>25387856It's not it's fault that we decided to torch our room in our sleep
Rolled 12>>25387863>>25387837>Tfw you single handedly save a questFeels good man
>>25387918Just you wait. That pig will be roasted one way or another.
>>25387825Blinking sleep out of her eyes, Pan quietly asks "Maro... why is everything on fire?".Ignoring the question, you quickly grab the blanket and roll it up, stuff it into the small fireplace you've been provided and incinerate it. Looking around the room you spot the still burning curtain and toss that into the fireplace as well. Nothing else seems to be alight and the oil was happily confined to just the bed.Making a mental note to purchase a new curtain for the guard captain and a new blanket for yourself, you turn to Pan and say. "Pan, what are you talking about - there was no fire. Were you having bad dreams last night?"She nods slightly. Performing a quick glance to make sure there's no more fire anywhere, you quickly tell Pan to go back to sleep, you'll wake her up again when you've got breakfast ready.[ ] Go wake up your other companions.[ ] Go find breakfast.
>>25387974[X] Go wake up your other companions.
>>25387974[X] Go wake up your other companions.>Inb4 that one anon suggests making our adorable lovable key-to-victory pet into breakfast
>>25387974[X] Go wake up your other companions.While practicing juggling with lit torches.
>>25388017Blindfolded for good measure.
>>25388032With the pig running interference for added difficulty.
>>25388006You wouldnt make a meal out of this. It just thought it was helping
>>25388089Patiently waiting for someone to put the caption "DIE IN A FIRE" on that gif.
>>25388089There's someone around here who does. And I don't want them to.
>>25388089You see cute. I see buffalo wings and the attached picture.
>>25387974>[ ] Go wake up your other companions.group breakfast time>also when we see Ming tell her to tell Gen "Storms welcome the tiger"
>>25388006Heading to Ming and Pans room first, you knock quietly and hear an invitation in. Ming is lounging back smoking from one of the pipes provided yesterday."Fire-Upon-Snow gave it to me as a gift, she also gave me a large amount of pipe tobacco. She said she was fascinated by the thought of a woman so young as me being a warrior. Gen Xiao Ren says I should look at your shoulder and hip"[ ] Let her look[ ] Ask her why she let pan leave in the middle of the night.
>>25388225Oh and one more option[ ] Ask her to speak to Gen Xiao Ren about a spirit named Koh
>>25388240>[ ] Ask her to speak to Gen Xiao Ren about a spirit named KohYeah, that one.
>>25388225[ ] Let her look
>>25388225[X] Ask her why she let pan leave in the middle of the night.Not much of a guard is she.
>>25388225Let her look, and ask while she's investigating?
>>25388225Let her look like the whore that you are.
>>25388292Screw you, Maro is as pure as the forest after a fire.
>>25388225Writeup incoming for wound inspection and asking why she let pan out in the night.
>>25388292Maro is not a whore! Simply a voyeur! There is a difference you know. Unless she is "looking" with her hands. Then he's a whore.
>>25388343Wouldn't that make him a slut? A whore implies an exchange of money.
>>25388433It doesn't count if you burn them afterwards.
>>25388323can we in passing mention something to Gen Xiao?>like a small poem about war and tigers?
Rolled 6 + 5Removing clothes and laying down on the bed she motions you to. Ming Puar begins to inspect the wounds, feeling them gently with her fingers, the burns still ache."Hmmm, it seems like some effects of Lao Len tainting your chi still linger. Bending may occasionally have unpredictable results for you until you heal properly. You pushed yourself harder than most benders do in a lifetime the other night, I'm surprised you didn't simply drop when all was said and done.""I had good help, you fight better than anyone I've seen, girl or not.""Gen Xiao Ren is a good teacher, I recommend we find you a healer if you plan on doing any more fighting in the next few weeks"."Why did you let Pan leave the room last night?""Gen Xiao Ren peered into her dreams, he would not tell me what troubled her but he asked that I escort her to your room. I even tucked her in next to you.""... I didn't hear a thing""You wouldn't have, your spirit wandered but your body remained."You get dressed again and deliver your invitation to breakfast, then head over to Lily's room. Almost as soon as you knock on the door she opens it... It seems she has tea prepared for you."Lord Maro... I've been waiting for you. Ming told me late last night that you had been hurt in your fighting. I think I've devised a recipe that should help you!"Opposed roll please
>>25388547>>25388551>>25388553i think we did it
>>25388501>>25388523can we do this?
>>25388551You drink the tea and it tastes strange and bitter, things seem to blur and it almost feels as though you're walking the spirit world again. You look towards flame-lily and see a strange face imposed over hers.You start to speak, but are interrupted by the face. "I am the spirit called Wisdom. This girl you call flame-lily has been blessed by me, she has the gift of insight and see's answers where others may not. Help her master them".The world immediately snaps back into focus."Well Lord Maro? Did it help?"[ ] Yes Lily, it did.[ ] I think I just hallucinated, what did you put in this tea[ ] Can you read my tea leaves for me?
>>25388681>[ ] Yes Lily, it did.>[ ] Can you read my tea leaves for me?
>>25388681[X] Yes Lily, it did.
>>25388595>>25388501>I've stated before that I'm pretty bad at haikus, I'm probably not ever going to rollback text just to toss in a haiku or two, especially when it doesn't add anything significant.
>>25388681>Yes Lily, it did.Diviner GET
>>25388681[X] I think I just hallucinated, what did you put in this teaShe just tried to drug us. Who else is working against us? Must the entire area burn before we are safe?
>>25388741oh noble tigerfrom far here you hide awaythe storm gives its thanks
>>25388809>from far herefar from here
>>25388809>>25388821Admittedly I think its awesome when you guys submit haiku's and I think I might end up having to start a text file just to keep them on hand to toss them around when appropriate. I'm just not so great at them myself.OC is an awesome thing and you guys should never stop doing it just because the grump that I am doesn't use them more often. Maybe I'll have to name a theme for haiku submissions in each thread, If I really like em they could be either a bonus to a roll or potentially ignoring a crit fail.
>>25388821It's supposed to be read like this: "From far, here you hide away
>late for FB quest again>motherfuckers decide to talk to Koh the Facestealer instead of NOPING off to find an option that isn't so dengerous to our face>we manage to keep our face but pic related almost happens.Goddamnit you guys.
"Yes Lily... your tea helped me beyond words. Please join the rest of us for breakfast... I recall you mentioning something the other day when we were shopping about a tea set?""Yes Lord Maro, there are tea sets designed for proper ceremonies even while travelling. They are compartmentalized and lightweight, I've always desired one."The group gathers in your room, Lily sets about making tea (which wakes Pan up in a wrath-countering manner), food is brought in and you all enjoy a short but filling meal. Shortly after the steward loaned to you by Fire-Upon-Snow arrives.[ ] Go buy pan some new clothes first[ ] Book passage on a ship headed to jin[ ] Shop for utility items.
>>25389015Do all of them starting with the utilities and working your way down the list.
>>25389015>[ ] Go buy pan some new clothes first
>>25389015>Go buy pan some new clothes firstWe dote, yes, but who doesn't for their sister?
>>25389003Hey, to be fair - I made two posts on twitter about running today. One late last night and one about an hour before thread start.
>>25388681[x]Grumpily declare that you are sick of all these mutherfuckin spirits in this motherfuckin journey called life.just kidding.[x]Yes, it did lily.[x]read my tea leaves/
>>25389015first cloths, then utilities, boat after we say our goodbyes
>>25388892if you ever need one, just ask. I can whip something up
>>25389081me being late was my fault, the rest was retarded quest decisions and /tg/ dice.>>25389015A: Buy Pan some new clothes, make certain she gets some travelling clothes at least.B: Get Firelily a general; purpose tea set, something classywithout beve.C: Pick up some general purpose supplies, food rations, a couple of tents, some sleeping bags, a compass, and a map of the world at large and the fire nation in the greatest detail available.D: book passage for Jin on a ship, make certain the crew is trustworthy via Lily's soothsaying.
>>25389051"Pan... you only seem to have the clothes on your back, lets go pick you up some new things... Fashions here are a bit more current than they are in Jin so you may even return home in style.""I've never cared much about fashion, Maro... but it would impress mom- I mean Sho" Pan confesses and quickly corrects herself, it's unusual for your sister to slip like that.Giving a few instructions to the steward and the laborers he has in waiting, you end up at the same tailor you met the other day with flame-lily. "My Mistress also favors this tailor, he does exceptional work, she often purchases cloth directly and has it brought to him, he makes a set of new outfits she picks her favorites and allows him to keep what remains in payment." the steward informs you.The tailor Tian Yi quickly sets about inspecting your sister, and lily drags pan off with him into another room. You hear some muffled protests, then a furious yelp, a sharp smack and Pan stomps out of the room red-faced... You don't think a dragon would dare stare her down at the moment.Tian Yi follows shortly after and seems to be working on rubbing a handprint out of his face as he approaches you. A shock of recognition passes his face as he sees your clothes."Well you do clean up nicely don't you. Fortunately we have some ready made clothing in the ladies size" He points out three dresses. You have 170sb[ ] A fine courtly dress (20sb)[ ] A set of travelling dresses (12sb)[ ] Ask to have something custom made (23sb)
>>25389426>[ ] A fine courtly dress (20sb)>[ ] A set of travelling dresses (12sb)
>>25389475Going with this gotta be prepared for all ocassions, sides would be nice to see our sister? in something nice
>>25389426[X] A set of travelling dresses (12sb)Not like we're going to be meeting nobles.
>>25389426traveling dressesi think the courtly dress would be a nice gift for our sister and make mother happy
>>25389475>>25389506"I also have need of a few tents, sleeping rolls and blankets, Master Tian""Ah, I can do that for you, cheaply too." He leans in and whispers "Thank you for all that you've done for the city.Surprisingly he only charges you three Silver bu for the extra items. With the laborers quickly gathering the things you need you prepare to set off to your next destination. You have 135Sb.[ ] Utility items[ ] Book passage on a ship to jin.
>>25389648>[x] Utility ItemsLike a fucking boy scout- Be Prepared. That's the only thing that's going to keep us ahead of the House of Ten.
>>25389648>[ ] Utility items
>>25389678>>25389686What type of utility items do you think we need beyond the tea-set for our soothsayer?
>>25389648>[X] Utility itemsIf were gonna be Not-Batman we may as well get the tools for it. Speaking of batman, we should figure out a way to do non-lethal lightning bending. We are trying to atone for killing that rapist dougebag, and a high bodycount is doing no favors for our karma.
>>25389766climbing gear, makeup kit , cleaning stuff/ med kitpi sho gaming bored travel style
>>25389782Maro tries to help people he can, and while he believes in karma self-defense is a big thing for him. He's pragmatic about things. Sometimes it simply isn't possible (or even remotely safe) to deal with things non-lethally.Like ghandi said "It is better to be violent, if there is violence in our hearts, than to put on the cloak of nonviolence to cover impotence."Also, as >>25389766 said I'm willing to take ideas for utility items.
>>25389648[X] Utility itemsBuy the finest roasting spit they have.
>>25389871Thank you. I had some of that in mind, but some of it was well out of what I had thought of.
Arriving at a fairly centralized portion of the market. You quickly spot a supplier of odds and ends, a seller of hunting supplies, a beautician and matchmaker, an apothecary and a fine potter.[ ] Grooming and Makeup kit (8sb)[ ] Climbing kit + rope (5sb per person).[ ] Portable Masterwork Tea set (30sb)[ ] Roasting Spit (3sb)[ ] Fishing supplies (5sb / set)[ ] Medical kit (3sb / set)[ ] Hunting Spear (10sb)[ ] Portable High Quality Pai Sho set (10sb)[ ] Trail Rations (10sb / 5 days for party).I really hate throwing so many options at people (cause it takes a while to sort out) but there you go, If there are requests beyond that I'll see what I can do.
>>25390085[ ] Grooming and Makeup kit (8sb)[ ] Climbing kit + rope (5sb per person).[ ] Portable Masterwork Tea set (30sb)[ ] Medical kit (3sb / set)[ ] Portable High Quality Pai Sho set (10sb)[ ] Trail Rations (10sb / 5 days for party). get a months worth
>>25390085how long do trail rations last?
>>25390085mule, or other pac animal to cart our stuff, perhaps a small cart too
>>25390154lets throw in the fishing set and go with this
>>25390085[X] Grooming and Makeup kit (8sb)[X] Climbing kit + rope (5sb per person).[X] Portable Masterwork Tea set (30sb)[X] Roasting Spit (3sb)[X] Medical kit (3sb / set)[X] Trail Rations (10sb / 5 days for party).Total 64sb. The rations are for emergencies, and if need be we can always zap to hunt.
>>25390154Just one medical set?>>25390165For the price listed it's 5 days for the whole party.>>25390169A riding dracoturkey would cost 25 silver bu per partymember and require its own food, a pack one is only about 15 silver bu, but still requires its own food - you're making the journey by boat anyways as Jin is an island.
>>25390223I'd prefer at least 3 medkits, one for each noncombatant
>>25390214Changing some of the amounts.Add two Spits, one more medical kit, and one more set of trail rations. The new total is: 83sb.
>>25390214>>25390289>>25390282Damn /tg/ you do good grocery shopping
>>25390289Skipping the Pai Sho set for your diviner? Remember all Maro knows is that she *can* see insight into things that others wouldnt, he doesn't know how it works - it could be pai sho, it could be tea leafs, it could be the way clouds look, it could be the way the sheets are rumpled after a good roll in the bed.
>>25390223no how long do trail rations last before going bad?We don't want to use them if they are just going to g bad in a few weeks.
>>25390403They're things like jerky and hard tack. They'll last for a while but won't be particularly pleasant if not supplemented by fruits / meats
>>25390399damn it fine throw in the Pai Sho set, atleast we can entertain ourselves on the road with it
>>25390399Don't believe in that gypsy mumbo jumbo. Anyone gives Maro lip about ill omens and what-not he'll zap em.
>>25390399>could be the way the sheets are rumpled after a good roll in the bedBest divination ever.
>>25390399Get a Pai Sho set, it's a fun game to play.
>>25390289>[X] Grooming and Makeup kit (8sb)>[X] Climbing kit + rope (5sb per person).>[X] Portable Masterwork Tea set (30sb).>[X] 2 Roasting Spit (6sb).>[X] 3 Medical kit (9sbt).>[X] 10d Trail Rations (20sb / 10 days for party).>[X] Masterwork Pai Sho set (10sb)88 SB total. If you act now you can get some fishing equipment to bring it to an even 90sb.Confirm? This will leave you with 45sb
>>25390501Well yeah, I mean everyone loves lay down in a soft warm bed and just rolling around under the blankets.
>>25390556Hell why not? Fishing is pretty fun.
>>25390556yes to all, and fishing gear
>>25390556how much gold do we have left?
>>253906139 Koku of emergency money. You're pretty sure pan could get a much better bargain than lily did at the moneychangers.>>25390587>Imagine when thats *exactly* what I mean, she lays down in a bed and rolls through it, gets up and looks at the sheets and speaks truths based upon them.
>>25390613herehow does the money here work can someone quickly explain I don't really want to scour the archives right now.
>>25390653A koku is worth 1 year of rice for an individual (depending on the nation who minted it you may get more or less). As koku are rather large denominations they're broken down into silver bu, which are roughly weekly denominations (moneychangers take their cut though and you may not always get a good deal - lily got you 270 silver bu for a single koku). From there they're broken into daily denominations 1 bu is worth roughly 7 copper zeni, you still have ~ 70 zeni left.I try not to work with denominations too much as I don't like accounting.
Is this archived? I'd like to read the first 8.
>Right will add these to NOTES:POSSESSIONSYou have 45 silver bu remaining. When you pick out the tea and pai sho sets Lily claps with ecstatic joy. Ming seems happy by the fishing sets, and both Pan and Lily are thrilled by the makeup.It is getting late in the day, the laborers gather your things and you all rush to the docks. Quickly speaking with the dockmaster you learn that all but one ship for jin has set off, and the man charges a high boarding fee, if you had come earlier you would have gotten your pick of the pack - and those taking passengers would have gladly waited for you.You speak with the captain offering the last ship to jin. He asks an outrageous price - 20 silver bu per head coming to a total of 80 bu, you only have 45.[ ] Threaten the man to cut his prices in half (dc:hard)[ ] Haggle with the man (dc:medium)[ ] Ask pan to haggle (dc:medium)[ ] Promise the man the rest of his payment upon arrival at jin (dc:medium)
>>25390796http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=firebenderGenerally its less shopping / conversation and more action. We're just stepping into a new arc at this stage.
>>25390854[X] Ask pan to haggle (dc:medium)Trust her, she knows what she's doing.
>>25390854[X] Threaten the man to cut his prices in half (dc:hard)That ship looks mighty vulnerable. Wouldn't he like to feel safe with a bender and warrior as guards?
>>25390903Nah lets get Pan to Haggle
>>25390854>[x] Ask pan to haggle (dc:medium)
>>25390979Roll for haggling.
Rolled 4>>25390990Offer the pig as payment.
>>25391112Guinneapigbat is partymember. He stays, maybe he wont pour oil on you when you set yourself on fire next time.>>25391093Success, Writeup coming soon
>>25391130Maro doesn't deal in maybes-we make guinneapigbacon
"You demand a rate more than twice what you charged those three men over there, simply because we're dressed finer. You will get fourty silver bu and that is all, You will also be giving us your quarters and taking those of your first officer, who will sleep with the regular crew." Pan states in a no-nonsense tone, the captain attempts to protest and is silenced by a terrifying scowl from Pan... and the Guan-Dao hoisted over the shoulders of Ming Puar.Your things are brought aboard and your party makes their way below decks... the guinneapigbat stops to give a cheeky glare at the captain. His things are moved into the first officers cabin and your party takes residence with their things in the captains room. The first officer apologizes for the captain and says that the journey will take roughly three weeks, with one stop at another port to trade. As you settle down Lily whispers to you "I think something bad is going to happen on this trip"End of Firebender quest episode 9. Q&A Session open!
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>>25391251>"I think something bad is going to happen on this trip""I think so, but it trust you to see what others won't"
>>25391251>"I think something bad is going to happen on this trip"Yeah, I got told the same thing by a centipede that ate a monkey's face.
>>25391551Is best explanation. Also, we definitely Iroh now.
>>25391730>>25391551Come on now, you don't want to scare the poor girl.
>>25391873Someone needs to know that we seem to be attracting spirits like a lightning rod
>>25391873Just out of curiousity, where did the other two paths lead?
>>25391940One led to the great dragons garden where you could have had a conversation with lao len.The other led to a place... with fun music things.
>>25392015Forgot muh trip, was posting on other boards.
>>25392015Fun music things?
>>25392102In my experience, "fun music things" means "being eaten alive by birdsharks"
>>25392102Yes. Fun music things, it might have come down to a poetry battle.The rolling on Koh mostly determined how many questions you got and whether or not you pissed him off. And with a 19 and 20 in the counted rolls, you guys got a lot of questions... and lets just say the face-muncher might consider you a friend... as much as he considers anything a friend. Whether this is good or bad is yet to be determined.
>>25392194>koh might consider us a friendThat goes in the meta-uncertain position of "might be terrifying".
>>25392249Koh's friends usually don't have faces either normally or because of koh. Sound talks to him often, because sound is invisible and doesn't have a face.
>>25392270Which firebending form do we know? Dancing Dragon or the later Anger based one?
>>25392270>sound is invisible and doesn't have a facewhat
>>25392270Doesn't really make it better.
>>25392311IIRC the angry one, but we're more calm, vengeful angry than fucking shit die angry.
>>25392311The calm one, we chose that in the first thread.
>>25392311When I started writing I had initially forgotten all about the dancing dragon style in not-mesoamerica, It's come back to my attention (as of last night actually) but the sun warrior style is very, very rare amongst firebenders.Maro himself uses a style similar to Azula, but less psychotic. He's a calm, collected individual and rarely expresses actual emotion in combat, but if you know how to press his buttons he has an *incredibly* bad temper and can be very wrathful.At character creation the players were given the options between calm and emotional (zuko was a highly emotional bender... he had some major flaws though - he was deeply ashamed of a lot of things, Maro wouldn't have had the same flaws but he could have risked spiraling out of control over repeated failures at things).So, prettymuch Maro is part azula (calm but wrathful), part iroh (generally very composed, but man you wouldn't want to make him angry) and very much his own beast.People have asked for more training stuff, so I might write a character like jeong-jeong in.
>>25392402Mario is already reasonably calm and serene, Jeong-Jeong couldn't teach him patience if he already had it.If he gets a trainer her might need a hotblooded one who is very emotional. The complete opposite of calm and controlling his emotions, he lets them go free and doesn't hold them back.
>>25392402So does this mean that Dancing Dragon is a potential upgrade for us later in the campaign? We can learn it and incorporate it into our being style?How are you running Blue Fire? What's the story behind that shit in this canon?How much shit should we lose when someone figures out Lightning Redirect? Because I totally expect Song to show up later and be all "Haha! Thunder guides the Lightning!" and redirecting our shit all everywhere.
>>25392444For the lightning redirect I'm pretty sure you have to be a firebender to do that. It it inspired by waterbender but no waterbender can manipulate lightning.
>>25392402To rephrase it, In my conception of how people have played him (and how I've written him). Maro very much possesses Azula's ruthless efficiency and to a lesser aspect her wrath. He also has (to a degree) Iroh's general wisdom and love of life Maro is far more calculating than Iroh ever was in the series... but the loss of a son changes a man.There are things that deeply unsettle Maro (his encounter with koh though it went well, will probably result in nightmares for the rest of his life - you don't just forget something like that unless you repress *really really* hard).>>25392318The spirit Sound.>>25392444Blue fire as I see it was mostly a way to differentiate between Azula and Zuko in the series. I see no need for it in narrative.As I understand it, in order to redirect lightning, you had to be a firebender and it was a technique developed by Iroh. There were only like three known lightning benders in A:TLA (Ozai, Azula and Iroh).As for Song? He could have completely wrecked your shit, just by spamming thunderclaps.