Archive is here : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=firebenderTwitter is here : https://twitter.com/DelicousBread Please follow for any updates about when I'm running, or to nag me if you so feel like it.I'm always receptive to feedback and awesome haiku's, I said I'd try to set a theme for haiku's each thread and for this one the theme is 'expectation'.>Sorry for the late start.--------------------------You are Maro of Jin, also called 'Maro of the Lightning'. It has been a week since your sister Pan negotiated passage for your party onto a ship headed towards the island of Jin. It has been a week since you were warned by the spirit Koh to 'ware the sea', and Flame-Lily mentioned that she had an ominous preminition about your sea voyage.Your week of travel has not even brought you to the first (and only) port of call this ship intends to dock at before continuing forward to Jin. Attempted conversations with the ship captain have left you ignored, most of your seven days thus has been playing pai sho with Lily, explaining your last five years as best as you can to Pan and occasionally asking Ming Puar about spirits.You are beginning to bore of travel. You want to stretch your legs and fight, even if it's only sparring[ ] Ask Ming Puar if she'd like to spar (hard)[ ] Ask the Captain if there's any benders aboard that you could spar with. (medium)[ ] Ask Pan if Rokan taught her anything about self defense (medium-hard)[ ] Ask Lily if she'd like some lessons on how to use the knife we bought her. (Easy)
>>25457416>[ ] Ask Pan if Rokan taught her anything about self defense (medium-hard)I assume Pan has no talent for bending because she wasn't shipped off to monkland with us, so we should make sure she knows a bit about stabbing people.
>>25457465Correct, it was mentioned in the very first thread that Maro is the only bender of his family.
>>25457416[X] Ask Ming Puar if she'd like to spar (hard)Getting our ass handed to us is a good learning experience.
Rolled 11>>25457416>[ ] Ask Ming Puar if she'd like to spar (hard)Go big or go home.
Right, roll for sparring with Ming Puar. Best of first 3 as per usual.
Rolled 2>>25457607I hope we don't shame ourselves.
>>25457706... And you meet the DC of 17. Surprisingly.Writeup incoming soon.
>>25457706lucky 17 strikes again
>>25457706Growing restless and bored, you notice a similar sentiment growing in Ming Puar."Ming, I feel confined and restless on this ship, I feel like my skills are losing their edge, even thought it's only been a week. I know you're skilled - Spar with me please". You practically plead with Ming."... I'll warn you once more, that Gen Xiao Ren might cut you to pieces" Ming says slowly and cautiously."You say that every time I ask you about sparring, why?""Gen Xiao Ren didn't teach me how to hold back... and for some inexplicable reason it feels like he takes over when I fight sometimes"."I'll be extra careful then Ming, am I allowed to use my bending?""Yes, it would be good practice for me too. No Lightning though I think it would both unsettle the ship captain and Gen Xiao Ren tells me that while you find its generation easy, you still don't have proper mastery of it.""I wasn't planning on lightning" you say almost sullenly "... I've seen what generally happens to people I use it on."The past few days on the open seas have been unseasonably hot, even for the fire nation. You know washing your clothes won't be able to be done for a few days, so you remove your top as you grab your staff and head above decks.Above deck you explain to the first officer that you want to use a portion of the main deck to spar, and he quickly allows it citing the need for entertainment amongst the crew.Minutes later Ming Puar arives above deck... dressed in a similar manner to you, though her chest is wrapped tightly. The crew is whoops with delight.Ming nods that she's ready.[ ] Start with a small blast of fire[ ] Get close and use the staff[ ] Wait for ming to make the first move.
>>25457892Woops, forgot muh DC's>[ ] Start with a small blast of fire (medium)>[ ] Get close and use the staff (hard)>[ ] Wait for ming to make the first move. (medium-hard)
>>25457892[X] Start with a small blast of fire
Rolled 18>>25457907>>[ ] Get close and use the staff (hard)Go big or go home
>>25457892[X] Start with a small blast of fireHave to play to your strengths.
>>25457933I get the feeling like you may have accidentally left the dice on, but i'll remind you that I'll call for rolls after a consensus on actions have been reached. Rolls up until I call for them don't count.
>>25457807Hey at least its not Pred quest anon.>>25457907Start with fire blast not make sure to not aim at the ship.
>>25457973Read >>25457957Rolls don't count unless they're asked for.
>>25457982Did you miss the other thread where there was something like five critical successes?
>>25458000And all it got us was an upset QM. So even good luck sucks.
>>25458048No it didn't. I was amused by it, until someone started getting mad because I didn't write exactly what he wanted me to.>>25457947>>25457982Roll for fire. Lets try not to burn everything this time.
Rolled 12>>25458075Oh, but there will be fire.
>>25458119Pass vs dc13Writeup soon
>>25458119Almost as soon as Ming nods, and you nod back she points Gen Xiao Ren straight towards you and begins a charge. You know she holds the advantage in close quarters so you'll do whatever you can to deny her that for as long as possible.With a step forward and a punch you deliver a shortened blast of fire, which she twirls past - and she pulls a knife and throws it. Ducking under it, it strikes the mast behind you and bounces off, "Dulled" is the immediate impression you're left with. Continuing to drop from the duck you kick out with your right foot, shooting a burst of flame that Ming is forced to block, she's only minorly singed by it but its halted her charge. You see a fuzzy outline around Ming, It seems familiar somehow.Planting your staff you slap your hand towards the deck and shoot a small gout of flame that sees you back on your feet and in proper stance."First blow struck?" You clarify and recieve a nod"First blow struck Maro, that will determine this match".[ ] Use firebending to charge in an acrobatic manner (medium-hard)[ ] Wait and recieve mings charge, Attempt to strike her with the staff (hard)[ ] Attempt to negate mings use of Gen Xiao Ren by going for hand to hand (medium-hard)
>>25458263[X] Attempt to negate mings use of Gen Xiao Ren by going for hand to hand (medium-hard)
>>25458263>[ ] Attempt to negate mings use of Gen Xiao Ren by going for hand to hand (medium-hard)Defeating polearm users step 1: Enter hug range
>>25458263>[ ] Wait and recieve mings charge, Attempt to strike her with the staff (hard)BIG
>>25458263[X ] Use firebending to charge in an acrobatic manner (medium-hard)It's all about those acrobatics.
>>25458318>>25458272Roll for negating advantages!
Rolled 6>>25458458I ain't afraid of no ghosts!
>>25458492>>25458507>>25458522And you fail vs a dc14. Writeup soon
>>25458533You could have stopped this
Shooting out a sheet of fire from your feet as you step forward, you're incredibly surprised to see Ming use Gen Xiao Ren to leap over it.Ming grabs Gen Xiao Ren, close to the start of the blade, and as your sheet of fire spreads across the deck, she plants the base of the pole against the deck and she 'jumps', extending herself completely vertical over the blade.You're so astonished by this manuever, that you don't even consider defense when she hops over from her guan dao, and plants both of her currently bare feet in your face. You reel from the kick and slam back against the mast, the crew are amazed but you both know that wasn't the end of it.[ ] Attempt to finish the match with a decisive staff thrust (medium-hard)[ ] Wait for Ming to swing and try and catch Gen Xaio Ren to deliver a firebending punch (medium)Don't agonize over hitting ming puar with firebending please, maro knows this is just a friendly match.
>>25458686>[X ] Attempt to finish the match with a decisive staff thrust (medium-hard)
>>25458686>[ ] Attempt to finish the match with a decisive staff thrust (medium-hard)Waiting for our opponents to attack first? Do we look like some kind of water bender?
>>25458686>[ ] Attempt to finish the match with a decisive staff thrust (medium-hard)
>>25458744no, just filled with HONOR
>>25458686Fire paaaawnch. It's close enough to falcon punch that we can roll with it!
Roll for staff strike. I didn't even think about falcon punching there.
>>25458963Success! Writeup shortly.
>>25458963Ming puar steps in closer, brandishing Gen Xiao Ren... a flicker of fear passes over you, you step forward and thrust with your khakkara, Ming sweeps the thrust off to the side twirls around and spins straight into a chop. You manage to grab Gen Xiao Ren with your free hand halting the chop, you recover from the thrust, plant the staff down in front of you and gently tap it into Mings forehead."Very good" you hear, in almost a distant whisper... and thats when you notice the six disembodied arms floating around Ming, two in the exact same position her hands are. Startled you let go and scramble back, and that's when you notice the face of Gen Xiao Ren imposed over Mings own."Very good... Stormchild", you hear the face say as it and the arms fade out of existence.[ ] Take Ming aside and explain that Gen Xiao Ren is actually helping her fight.[ ] Thank Ming for the match and see if Lily would like to learn a bit more about how to use the knife you bought her.
>>25459238[X] Take Ming aside and explain that Gen Xiao Ren is actually helping her fight.Also tell her what we learned about Gen Xiao from Koh, she should be informed about her polearm.
>>25459238>[ ] Take Ming aside and explain that Gen Xiao Ren is actually helping her fight.
>>25459238Maro is still having issues with spirits. I vote for teaching lily how to defend herself better.
>>25459238Hmm.. Not sure if we should tell her exactly, she kind of already noticed based on when she mentioned feeling like he took over sometimes. We should thank her for the fight either way, though.
>>25459238[X] Thank Ming for the match and see if Lily would like to learn a bit more about how to use the knife you bought her.Why would we need to tell her something she probably already knows?
>>25459294I'm interested in hearing what you think Koh's knowledge would bring to the situation. As of right now Maro has mostly kept bottled up about spirits and spirit world shenanigans.
>>25459238Ming already knows to some extent. Lets teach Lily how to defend herself.
>>25459452I figure that her knowing a bit more about Gen Xiao Ren might be good, such as his status and how he put his essence in her weapon, strengthened it, and how he lives in both worlds. It could be useful for her to know that she's got a conduit to the spirit world in her hands.
Rolled 13>>25459502nah, lily needs to be our unbeatable tactician, and we'll be her peerless warrior
>>25459551She still needs to be able to shank a dude if he gets too close.
Vote called in favor of lily, already in process of writing
"Thank you for the match Ming... I feel like there's some things you could teach me about how to fight. I mean the monks were good... but you've been taught by a master"Gently rubbing the spot on her forehead where you hit her. "I kind of expected a real blow... I didn't think you'd be so gentle... I'll see what I can do about training you."Looking around you see various crew-members settling bets, and in the lookout you see a woman snort in derision before she goes back to watching the horizon. You mentally mark her as 'unusual' though you cannot say how. The first officer tosses both you and ming something to wipe the sweat off with and thanks you for the entertainment.Heading belowdecks you find Lily in the room."Lily, would you like some instruction on how to use the knife I bought you?""... I'm not sure I do""Why?... Is it because of Zhao Peng?""... I don't think I could go above-decks dressed like Ming just was, how she wasn't blushing from head to toe..." Lily trails off before leaning in and whispers in a conspiratory manner "I don't think Ming has a sense of shame".After a few reassurances that Lily won't have to dress at all like Ming unless she chooses, you manage to convince her how to defend her self.Please roll some d20's for training montage, they are only indicative of progress made in time allotted, I'll call the roll when I've got sufficient dice.
Rolled 9>>25459716Time for eye of the tiger.
Rolled 17>>25459739>>25459743>>25459748we are a bad teacher
Rolled 13Man we suck as a teacher. Let's just throw stuff until she can reliably hit it.
Rolled 9>>25459739>>25459743>>25459748Apparently we're either not good teachers or she's not a very good student.>>25459716rollan
Rolled 9>>25459716ha ha time for rolls
Rolled 10>>25459716She shall be the mistress of blades.
>>25459800And that's sufficientWritan.
Rolled 15>>25459821I believe you'll need this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vK4gv11PTI8
>>25459739Starting by telling Lily that we won't go above decks to practice... but it still helps if she's less encumbered by clothing you're met by resistance. Apparently Lily is very body-conscious. After some cajoling you finally manage to get her into an appropriate state of dress for learning how to play with knives, you firmly believe it was "Please, we wouldn't want to ruin one of your nice dresses" that managed it.>>25459743>>25459748The first twenty minutes after you manage to get her changed, she expresses enthusiasm for learning and things go well. So well she starts to spin off into daydreams about how she'll be the best knife-fighter ever, you think based on the latter portion of the hour.>>25459770Pan steps in and begins to help you with instruction. Pan has dressed down in an appropriate manner and explains some of Rokans theory and practice. You're given a bit of a break in which you make some tea and ponder on how terrifying your younger sister could be if she was a bender.>>25459772Breaking briefly for tea, Lily complains of sore muscles, you pause training briefly to check her muscle tone and find that she has very little. Remembering that the monks often used deep tissue massages to help strength the muscles of trainees sent to them in poor physical condition, you pause training to work on helping Lily get stronger. Shortly after you know you've done well when Lily complains of sore *everything*.>>25459773Ming enters and hearing Lily's complaints prepares a soothing balm, while you explain some of knife fighting theory.>>25459784Lily seems to follow the theory well and makes some decent progress, but she'll clearly need a lot more practice.Cont
>>25460108>>25459800Ming and Pan both try to help you with training... and that somehow ends up with them in their own little sparring match, while you're instructing lily, who is repeatedly destracted by Ming and Pan. Ming has set down Gen Xiao Ren for the match and Pan somehow manages to throttle the larger stronger girl soundly. Attempting to teach lily based on this works relatively well and you decide to call the training session for the day.Lily is [beginning to show a slight amount of skill with her knife]. She has decided to name her knife [Flame-taker] upon Pan's advice that 'all good weapons need a name' something you recall Rokan enthusiastically telling you... It seems Rokan managed to delude Pan with that sillyness.In all you manage to spend about three hours training Lily, and when you're done you hear a cry from above decks. "CAPTAIN, THERE IS BLACK FLAGS HEADING OUT FROM THE COVE WE'VE BEEN SKIRTING THE EDGE OF".The Captain grunts angrily, "I had hoped we wouldn't run across them here, but it sounds like the rumors were true, a bunch of pirates have been preying upon those making the run to Jin".[ ] Ask Pan what she knows about this[ ] Ask the captain what he knows about this[ ] Tell Ming Puar to get ready to fight pirates.
>>25460249[X] Ask the captain what he knows about this
>>25460249[X] Tell Ming Puar to get ready to fight pirates.Why not just set fire to their sails from afar?
>>25460249all 3, then start planning a defence
>>25460322They're well beyond range of firebending.
>>25460249>Ask Pan what she knows about thisAre these the motherfuckers? Because if they are the air will be red with fire and blue with lightning.
>>25460352use lightning as artillery?
>>25460352Are they well beyond zapping range?
>>25460330I really don't like having to explain this over and over. When I give players multiple options it's to allow them to break things into chunks and because different choices may have different branching options leading off of them.I cannot write all three at once because it would probably end up with nine different options at the end and 3-4 posts worth of writing. Maro is not capable of existing at multiple places at multiple times. Select *ONE* option, or write something else in that is *plausible* for him to do in the situation.
>>25460371>>25460376They're not... but Maro isn't exactly keen on using lightning in this crowd (he's still trying to cover his tracks) and it would be a DC:Impossible (ie nat 20 only) to even hit.
>>25460285>>25460322>>25460358Tiebreaker please cause we've currently got a three way tie.
>>25460441That's out then. Can we work on making oil filled pots to toss at the other ships after talking to Ming?
>>25460441talk with captain, ask if theres any weaponary on board
>>25460567As a reminder, this is well, well before A:TLA this isn't a fire nation steamboat (as they don't exist), this is a trading ship without a trebuchet or the likes.
>>25460441>>25460606and then prepare to negotiate with pirates. if possible, avoid bloodshed. possibly replace monk habit to look non-threatening, but reveal your firebending to them early
>>25460608I wasn't suggesting long range projectiles it was something more akin to Molotov Cocktails. This is a trading ship, so they should have some oil.
I'll give you guys a few minutes to stew on this and come up with more suggestions, because I do think you have a few unique and interesting ideas here.And because no one seems to be doing any tiebreaker stuff... Also I'm hungry.>>25460636>>25460683Both pretty nifty ideas, and would be capable of possibly mixing in with other options.
>>25460726I stand by my previous post (>>25460358) because if these are the same pirates Pan might know crew strength and armament.
>>25460726I'll switch from>>25460322 to talking to Pan.
Rolled 16>>25460771she may be a smart kid, but the captain should have a greater understanding of how these things work, and if theres more than one ship, we may be in trouble. we may be great at what we do, but one stray arrow and we're more dead than zukos mother (shes definately dead)
Rolled 94>>25460726how many ships are there?
>>25461116there's only one in sight currently. And it's pretty close.
Rolled 91>>25461153is that you, delicious?
>>25461199guess not. talk with pan then
>>25461205Nah, just a joke because you rolled 94/100.You don't need the dice btw.
>>25461270and next time i rolled 91. i hate myself sometimes. anyway, delicious, i guess theres not too many lurkers, keep going or hold off for next quest
>>25461316I'm pretty sure we're all still here, just waiting on OP.
>>25461359What this guy said.
>>25461316I'm making some pancakes, Hungry. will write when I get back.Gunna go with talk to the captain... and introduce a potential new EHN PEE SEE
"Captain... you know of these..." You pause looking for the words"Pirates?" The captain offers."Yes, I suppose pirates will do" you respond"Yes, I knew of them, hoped they were just a rumor but I knew of them""And you still took our money and offered no warning!?" Pan begins to rant, apparently this is a sensitive issue with her."Aye, I can't let rumor ruin my custom for me, girl. I did what I could to prepare in case the rumors were true. See the woman up in the lookout? She's a former Yu Yan, she left them for reasons she wouldn't tell me about - she's the one who spotted them first and she's worked with me before. Pirates are often mightily discouraged by their numbers being struck dead from more than twice their bow range.""They're a bit too close to put our archer to good work, and we'll have to prepare for boarding if they've got another ship, but we should be able to repel this easily" the captain says with confidence[ ] Ask the captain if there's anything we can do to help[ ] Go speak with the Yu Yan, learn what you can before all hell breaks loose.[ ] other (writein!)
>>25461807[X] Ask the captain if there's anything we can do to helpSet up anti-boarding defenses if possible, flasks of oil to throw at them and catch on fire, get ready to fuck them up.
>>25461807Oh and one more option[ ] Ask Lily what she thinks about all of this.
>>25461807>other (writein!)Pan here was attacked by pirates last time she traveled these seas. Maybe she can tell you about their numbers? This might not be their only ship.
>>25461807ask captain if theres anything else we can do to help, and add some intimidate with him with firebending. he took our money and tried to charge us more than double its value, we can scare him a bit
>>25461807[X] Ask the captain if there's anything we can do to helpI say we get ready to burn ships.
>>25461839Lily was confirmed to be a seer last thread. She had a bad feeling about this whole thing. I'd be very, very interested in hearing what she has to say about this.
>>25461839>[ ] Ask Lily what she thinks about all of this.and if there's time>[ ] Go speak with the Yu Yan, learn what you can before all hell breaks loose.
>>25461839just a suggestion, but one part of the ATLA universe which was interesting was the variety of animals. apart from the guineapigbat (which hasnt been mentioned for the last two threads), we havnt seen much of any of them, dont suppose youll throw in a kraken eating a pirate ship or something?
>>25461972...I.I wouldn't do that to people.Not ever.Really, I promise.I wouldn't lie about things like this.Lily might be able to tell you if I'm bullshitting though.
>>25462032narwhalhorse? dogsparrow? tunabear? the possibilities are endlessand for >>25462004lets just talk to the girl then
>>25462032psh not a squid or octoshark or even a dreaded Fis.
>>25462085>tunabearBwahahahahaha, would they come in schools?>>25461972The Guinneapigbat tried to put you out when you set yourself on fire last thread. Unfortunately he tried to put you out with oil. He's cute but not very smart.
>>25462142true. but thats the first thing hes done. all quest. and for the bears, they wouldnt come in schools. they would be delicious, and a delicacy, and also 8-foot-long monsters of gnashing teeth and massive forepaws and draconian scale armour. they wouldnt come in schools, since there needs only one to take your blood
>>25461838"Is there anything I can do to help captain?""Well boy... How good are you at using your fire to jump over to other ships if they have more than one?""I'm pretty sure I could manage it, if it was necessary. I don't think I'd want to try to fight that many pirates at once though.""And the girlie with the nasty polearm, think she could lead my crew for me?""I'll ask, but I think she's more suited to just fighting than leading a boarding party".Pausing to talk to Ming Puar, you get confirmation that she could lead a boarding party. Relaying this information the captain he warns you that there's only going to be a few minutes before you're in range.[ ] Use the little bit of time to ask Lily her feelings about this[ ] Talk to Pan[ ] Speak to the Yu Yan quickly.
>>25462255>Use the little bit of time to ask Lily her feelings about this
>>25462255speak to lily
>>25462255[X] Speak to the Yu Yan quickly.We're going to burn so much this day.
>>25462255No time for feelings, only action. Talk to Yu Yan.
>>25462403About to start writing.... then THIS GUY makes it a tie.Tiebreaker plz
>>25462255would prefer lily, but if we have time for Yu Yan as well....
>>25462484[X] Speak to the Yu Yan.
>>25462492You might, I could probably make that work in terms of writing.
>>25462492Will second this if it allows writing.
>>25462484>mfw im THAT GUY
Motioning to everyone you rush down into the room shared by your party. Ming and Yourself quickly don your respective bits of armor, as you finish putting it on you turn to Lily."Lily, I need to ask you what you feel about this. I know it seems strange, but please tell me everything you feel about this"."... This is much worse than just two pirate ships, I feel like there's some sort of... sea monster?""I trust you, I need you to do me a favor - climb up to the Yu Yan archer, tell her to shoot at anything you feel is most important. If it means defending me or Ming while we're over on another ship do it. If it means shooting something else to keep this ship safe, do it. You'll unfortunately need to stay dressed as you are to climb up there though." You instruct lily.Lily nods and accepts what you say. As you turn and start to walk away, Lily grabs you and pulls you into a completely unexpected kiss."Eel""That was... unexpected but not unpleasant, and what was that about Eel?""Nothing... I mean, I'm not sure. Stay safe Maro... Please.""I will, Yu Yan almost never miss."Your whole group comes up from belowdecks together, Pan and Lily quickly start climbing towards the Yu Yan, who is already firing. Unfortunately arrows are coming back as well... and you notice a bolt of fire coming across as well.The captain has opened the arms room and a few of the crew members have armed themselves with spears and polearms, others have grabbed bows. A second ship has come into view and it's moving much faster than a ship normally would, you suspect there will be a waterbender or two aboard. Your vessel will impact with the first very shortly.[ ] Attempt to deal with the firebender from long range (dc:hard)[ ] Attempt to deal with the incoming arrows (dc:medium)[ ] Try and jump over to the fast moving ship with a firebending assisted leap (medium-hard)
>>25462855>[X] Attempt to deal with the firebender from long range (dc:hard)
>>25462855deal with firebender
>>25462855[X] Attempt to deal with the firebender from long range (dc:hard)I'm confident in our conflagration creation skills.
>>25462896>>25462902>>25462915Roll for fire.
>>25462855>Try and jump over to the fast moving ship with a firebending assisted leap (medium-hard)fwoosh
Rolled 10>>25462984WRONG DICE!
>>25463024Just a bit too late :(>>25463020Crit failure, writeup incoming
>>25463020>>25463024>>25462978so we make it but take an arrow?
>>25463048how is it too late? the 1 is roll 2, the 20 roll 3
>>25463058You were attempting to deal with the firebender, not go for falling with style.
I wish I had not posted.
>>25462993>>25463084this isn't linked to the post, why should it count?
>>25463084That dude was rolling before it was even called for.
>>25463084>>25463096yeah, not linked and even his first roll was before rolls were called DB
>>25463096>>25463111No, his roll came after the call. Stop trying to weasel out of a 1--you'd take it with a smile if it was a 20.
>>25463096... Really? REALLY?It counts because I counted it, You do not need to win every roll forever, and even with crits canceling each other out you still failed the roll.I have never said that rolls needed to be linked to my post in order to count.
>>25463132the rule of thumb is rolls must be linked AND after rolls are called for. Would you want him to count a random 1 not linked?>>25463150i understand this, just having a conversation with fellow anon Bread. it is your decision on final calls and we do fail either way
>>25463162and some civility at last, on with our inevitable failure
>>25463111>>25463130>>25463162He was rolling for the exact same shit that you were all rolling for, by that metric it counts as the roll with the correct dice came in after I had called for rolls.Don't try to weasel out of a bad roll, it honestly just irks me that you try to argue with me over out of it and makes me want to turn the roll into something more punishing than it would be. I won't do that this time because it's spiteful, but you've been warned.
>>25463224Bread, lets calm down. No one wants this kinda of quest to happen. Warning has been given to be ignored or followed at their own peril. Besides we while no one wants to fail, no one wants this quest to be ruined by anon bs
>>25463278I'm calm, I just cant believe that people would try to argue something so unbelievably silly, simply to try and weasel out of a bad roll.Trying to argue rules I've never even stated.
I really wish I had not rolled. I'm going back to lurking. I'm sorry Bread
>>25463346No, honestly please stay around. I like you.
>>25463332Remember, the first rule of a Quest Thread is GM makes the rules. End of discussion.
>>254633461's suck, but good participants to a thread are worth the anon abuse.>please stay
>>25463346It's not you're fault that others started to be retarded about their own bad roll, and start blaming you for things completely out of your control. It was in no way your fault that someone else rolled a one, and then likely samefagged lashing out at you to get out of it.Honestly I'm surprised that bread isn't more pissed off, I would have dropped the quest for the night if people started arguing with me about rolls.
>>25463427bread is like Maro, he would prefer peaceful resolution but will burn us alive is we insist on being like this
Alright, I'll stick around. B-but not b-because I l-l-like your quest or anything...
>>25463486Thank you. I would be absolutely disgusted (like to the point of dropping quest) if people ended up chasing out another participant over wanting to game a bad roll.Now I'll get back to writing after this complete derailment.
>>25463486>>25463527and the storm has settled, let the journey continue>love that pic bread
>>25463486>if you're the Tsundere, does that make DBread the Yandere?
>>25463554>tsundere/yandere pairingThat can't end well.
You work on generating some power and with a few quick steps and a jump a twist and a kick you create a whirling whip of flame... but it fails to even get close to the other ship.You land from your high-flying kick, and suddenly feel the attention of the pirate ships archers on you. You dodge the first few arrows with ease, but as your ships drift closer the arrows get harder to dodge, eventually one strikes you... but thanks to the work of the tailor and the armorer it strikes the edge of one of the metal plates sewn into your clothing, it does not penetrate far. Unfortunately it manages to strike the same area that Lao Len tainted your chi, and it sends a pulse throughout your whole body. You're not sure if the pulse was because of poison or if it was merely a result of striking the same area.The Yu Yan in the nest fires arrows rapidly and you notice that almost every single one strikes a pirate archer.Your ships are mere minutes from colliding, and the ship with the waterbender(s?) is still completely unscathed. You believe you can trust Ming and the Yu Yan to handle the other ship, even with the firebender still present.[ ] Try and take out arrows between your ships (medium) [ ] Try again for the firebender (medium-hard)[ ] Leap over to the waterbender outrigger (medium)
>>25463696>[ ] Leap over to the waterbender outrigger (medium)now or never>Lightning vs Water
>>25463696>Try again for the firebender (medium-hard)Doesn't matter how accurate the Yu Yan's arrows are if they get incinerated.
>>25463696>[X] Leap over to the waterbender outrigger (medium)Let's do this.
>>25463696[X] Try again for the firebender (medium-hard)Set that boat on fire.
I'm still waiting on a haiku about expectation. It could be worth a bonus to a roll!
>>25463799expecting what? i can work with this
>>25463799Waiting, wondering.The unknown undiscovered.Patience disappears
>>25463818Expectation is the theme, you do whatever you want
>>25463799Far across the seaWarnings from man and spiritThe storm must beware
>>25463799Unknown seas spread wideMysteries hidden from allUndiscovered truth>>25463864>water bender ship
>>25463864Take on the waterbender
Right, roll for leaping. Each haiku can be cashed in for a +2 bonus to roll, they can be split up or used all at once. Crit fails will still be crit fails and won't take away from haiku pool, Crit successes won't take from haiku pool either.Current haiku pool is at 3 (for a total to +6 if all cashed in at once). This roll probably won't need it.
>>25463799Arriving slowlyTraversing undiscoveredImminent approach>i tired
Rolled 8>>25463960no cash in
Rolled 14>>25463960Leap like flaming dancefear not for the coming falleel do not eat us
>>25463960go ahead and give me a list of subjects at the start of the thread, we'll have more than enough
>>25463999We succeed.>>25464035Haiku pool is something i'll play with, in order for haiku's to count to the pool they'll have to fit theme for the day. It'll wipe between threads.
>>25463960Soar high young dragonGiven new life amoung stormsno longer earth bound
>>25464068i figured, meant post theme(s) at start of thread and we can take our time coming up with better ones
>>25463960what lies beyond herean endless fog blinds my sightonly time will tell
>>25463960>Oak and willow stand>In summer sun, awaiting>The oncoming fall.>Mountains grasp the skies, >Knowing the time they kneel is>Inevitable.>Were you expecting>Some elegant, flowing prose?>Too bad. It's just me.
"Captain, I'm going over to the outrigger - It should burn within minutes. I trust your men and my allies can deal with the closer ship"The captain acknowledges and shouts a few orders to his crew.You fasten your staff to your back and with a few running steps you hop and kick downwards with both feet creating a huge jet of fire, punching behind you, you create two stabilizing jets of fire.... About three-hundred feet into the air your flaming pillar fades out. Throwing out wild punches and kicks you strike down a surprising number of the waterbender ship outriggers.With a jet of fire, you narrowly dodge a spear of ice. Inhaling deeply you exhale a great blast of fire stopping your descent mere moments before hitting the deck of the outrigger.You are faced with a waterbender in front of you and behind you.[ ] Firebend (medium-hard)[ ] Lightning (easy)[ ] Staff (hard)
>>25464231[X] Lightning (easy)Zappy zappy!
>>25464231[X] FirebendKeeping lightning hidden, or at least in reserve. We don't want to leave a trail of where we are, after all.
>>25464231[x] Firebend (medium-hard)burn everything the ship/sails/people everything
>>25464274Roll for firebending - Haiku pool is at 6 (but a max of 3 is spendable on a rule).
>>25464274This guys got a point.[x] Firebend
>>25464452... Firebenderquest not so lucky.Writeup incoming
Damnit step up Maro
Rolled 14>>25464452... Damn it man.
>>25464468well, not that I'm happy with another 1, but fire against a water bender? failure was assured from the beginning
>>25464516Pretty sure that would have failed on a 1 too. Just saying.
>>25464531meant see>>25464525fire vs water
>>25464531don't think that's what anon meant, if its fire<water>lightning than lightning would've made more sense
>>25464452You start with some basic probing attacks... and unfortunately that's a mistake as these benders are rather skilled. And based on their coordination they've been working with each other for a long time.Narrowly dodging a blade of water from one, you're knocked down by a tendril of water sweeping your feet out from under you. A club of water comes smashing down towards you... and you roll out of the way before it can knock you into oblivion. You start to stand up as a man swings a club at your head, you wince and try to roll with the blow but it doesn't connect. An arrow sprouts from the mans neck. Whispering a silent prayer to Lily and the Yu Yan, you prepare to face off against the bending duo again, the one in front of you has coated his arms in water.[ ] Fire (medium-hard)[ ] Lightning (medium)[ ] Staff (hard)
>>25464623time for Lightning
>>25464623despite arguments, 2 vs 1 is when we need lightning to beat water
>>25464623>[ ] Fire (medium-hard)
Rolled 13>>25464623[x] Lightning
>>25464623time to stop fighting fire with fire and fight water with lightning
>>25464702"Arms coated in water"Lightning.
Rolled 3>>25464623Zap some bitches>then synnexeThis is NOT Nethack CAPTCHA!
So just to add a bit about haiku pool, just add +2 +4 or +6 to your roll (if there's that much in haiku pool) and If there's multiple rolls that succeed I'll take the lowest success with a bonus to it. If there's a crit success or crit fail I won't subtract anything from the pool.If you choose not to add anything to the rolls and you still fail its a regular fail.So please roll for lightning and you may add +2, +4 or +6 to your roll.
Rolled 3 + 4>>25464767
Rolled 17 + 4>>25464767Rollan
>>25464783>>25464790like this or this?
Rolled 2 + 2>>25464767
>>25464802time to bring the thunder
>>25464805Same end result.
>>25464805Preferably the latter, but the former is understandable too.>>25464802We have a whopping success that subtracts two from the haiku pool.
>>25464767so whats our total pool look like, minus the bonus we used this roll
>>25464831>>25464802yay, 19 that only cost us +2
so haiku pool at 4 now? unless you added some of the later entries
Rolled 11 + 4>>25464831
>>25464833We're at four now. If the haiku pool draws too much bickering it'll be abandoned.>>25464840I'm sorry, its like betting, If everyone bets +6 and still fail (without crit fails) you still use up 3 points. If the lowest fail doesn't have a haiku boost on it no points will be used. If the only success has a +6 on it it takes 3 from the pool regardless of if it would have succeeded without pool or not. If there are multiple successes and one has no haiku spent on it, I won't subtract from pool.I hope that's understandable.
>>25464886thank you, pool at 4, no bickering, it can still cost points even with massive fail so we shouldn't use it every turn>crystal
You step into your low stance, gathering and seperating chi like you have many times before, the waterbender with his arms coated gets a rather puzzled expression and starts a grabbing attack and you ignore him. As his tendril of water closes in on you, you thrust your hand into it and unleash lightning upon him.He screams and drops and the ship smells of ozone. The other waterbender looks absolutely furious, he draws the water up around him in a wall with tendrils sprouting from the top - something you recognize as 'octopus form'.He seems unsure of what you did but is doing everything he can to prevent you from doing it to him too.[ ] Attempt a stronger blast of lightning (medium-hard)[ ] Try to break the defensive shield with fire (medium-hard)[ ] Try to pierce the form with your staff. (medium)[ ] Ignore the bender and start burning the ship, trying to provoke him (medium)
>>25465005either staff or fuck the ship
>>25465005>Ignore the bender and start burning the ship, trying to provoke him (medium)
>>25465005[X] Ignore the bender and start burning the ship, trying to provoke him (medium)
>>25465005>[x] Try to pierce the form with your staff. (medium)BREAK HIS ROOTS
>>25465020>>25465021Burn it all down
>>25465005our mission is not to take down one guy, its to stop the ship
>>25465005Right, roll for firestarting. haiku pool is at 4.
Rolled 13>>25465093burn it all
Turning away from the water bender you breath a great torrent of flame into the mast and sails, a few seconds later you're shooting a plume of flame straight into the deck, quickly burning through wood, and causing some of the things in the lower levels to catch fire as well.Your provocation is successful and the bender lets a tide of water wash over the deck putting out the fires in the lower ship. As he does this you rush towards him with your staff and he pulls a signature water tribe club. A quick exchange and you have the man disarmed.He tries to launch a spear of ice at you and you catch it with your bare hand and evaporate it. A few short seconds later you toss the man overboard, and direct a small blast of lightning into the water.Which is when you see a great shadow slide through the depths, moving towards the ship you came from. Looking across you see the handiwork of Ming and the Yu Yan clearly on display. Severed limbs and dead pirates chum the water.[ ] Finish setting this ship ablaze.[ ] Use a flaming leap to get back to your own ship
>>25465280>[X] Finish setting this ship ablaze.Don't leave things half-assed.
>>25465280FUCK>Use a flaming leap to get back to your own ship
>>25465280Mast is already burning, get back to our own ship.
>>25465280>[ ] Use a flaming leap to get back to your own ship
Gathering yourself, you begin your leap back towards your ship, aiming for the rope rigging as you drop you come up close to the lookout where Pan and Lily are."I just saw something really big move down there, I think it was attracted by the blood in the water. You should get out of the lookout!" you shout.Extricating yourself from the ropes you find the captain. "We need to get our people back on board, there's some sort of monster in the water" you start to explain.Before the captain can respond or give orders a giant Eel-like head rises out of the water, the tendrils on its face crackling with electricity.You know this creature, if only in myth and legend. Fire-Nation Oonagi. Eel-Serpent.End of firebender quest episode 10. Q&A is open, thread will be archived soon.
>>25465584>the tendrils on its face crackling with electricity.HOPE WE LEARNED SOMETHING FROM THOSE TWO WATER BENDERSAH HA HAFUCK
http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=firebenderThread archived. Please upvote if you enjoyed. It was fun running with you all as always, thank you for your participation.
>>25465584time for Epic mount
Oh and for anyone wondering what the end of our sparring match with Ming looked like - it was something like pic related.
>>25465991Cool.>avoiding bumping old thread
>>25469073we're well into autosage, so it doesnt matter.