>First off, my apologies for the long delay between episodes... Two+ weeks is a long time no matter how you slice it.>My twitter is : https://twitter.com/DelicousBread Please follow it for updates on schedule and general banter.>Archive can be found here : http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=firebender>Recap pastebin *will* be done by next session.Haiku pool starting value : 2 / 6 pool pointsTodays theme : TenacityLast time we introduced the haiku pool, a mechanic that allows a player to draw up to three points from the pool for a +2 bonus (per point, so +2/+4/+6) to a roll. If there are multiple successes on a roll, the one with the lowest number of haiku points spent will be used, if there are multiple failures (and no successes) the one with the lowest number of haiku pool points will be taken and subtracted from pool. If there is only a single success it will be taken and whatever was gambled on it will be subtracted. In the case of crit failures or successes no points will be subtracted.The haiku pool is added to by submitting haiku's that fit the theme of the day and it caps out at a maximum value of 6 (it can be added to again after points are spent).In the last thread Maro and his party had bought passage on the last ship headed towards the island of Jin, seeking to return his sister Pan home and to reconnect with his family. After some sparring with Ming Puar and a bit of teaching Lily how to use her knife [Flame-Taker], the ship we were aboard was attacked by two pirate ships. Maro took care of the waterbender outrigger while Ming Puar and a Yu-Yan archer on our vessel dealt with the other ship.The fighting was so intense and deadly that it attracted a fire nation Oonagi whose face bristled with electrical energy. Maro fearing the worst prepared for a faceoff with it.---------------------------------------------
You are Maro of Jin, whispered as "Maro of the Lightning", it has been scant moments since you returned to your ship and saw the Oonagi beast rise out of the waters between your vessel and the one Ming Puar took the boarding party over to, you have only ever heard rumors of the beasts mythical fury, many believed the creature to be extinct even. You know it currently prevents Ming Puar and the ships crew from returning.[ ]Quickly ask the captain if he knows anything that might help you deal with the beast.[ ]Take a boat and try to distract the creature[ ]Attack the creature with firebending (dc: Medium)[ ]Attack the creature with lightning(dc: Medium-hard)
>>25800050>its face bristles with electrical energyI'm not sure lightning will work. I'd go for fire.
>>25800129This is a fire nation thing.Lightning is stronger than fire, but both will be equally resisted.
>>25800041>[ ]Quickly ask the captain if he knows anything that might help you deal with the beastI feel like fire vs. water types may not be our best option either.
Rolled 7>>25800041Lightning! We fight fire with fire!
Right, roll for lightning, 1d20, best of first three as always. Haiku points can be spent either by adding +2/+4/+6 to roll, or typing out that you want to spend them in post. You currently only have 2, so a +4 is the highest you can get.
>>25800303...Maybe fighting fire with fire was a bad plan.
Rolled 17>>25800303Well we're off to a wonderful start
Rolled 10>>25800289Cmon cancel the crit fail!
Rolled 11>>25800289ORA OR
Planting your feet you prepare to create lightning and shoot it at the beast. You start with the slow rythmic movements as always, but for some reason they only seem to draw the beasts attention.The two tendrils on the Oonagi's face raise up and click together with an arc of lightning between them. The beast roars and opens its mouth as water pours out from a hole below its tongue. The water pouring out turns into a pressurized jet and the facial tendrils are brought into it electrifying the stream.The jet is of such high pressure that it saws through the water and even cuts a portion of the boat as it heads towards you, fortunately you manage to scramble out of the way - which is when you realize that the blast damaged the main mast of the ship, where the Yu Yan archer still was, and where Lily and Pan were climbing down the rigging.[ ]Use firebending and your own strength to try and correct the masts fall (dc:hard)[ ]Use a firebending leap to try to save the Yu-Yan (medium)[ ]Use a firebending leap to try to save Pan and Lily (medium-hard)[ ]Hope all three will manage on their own and fight the Oonagi with firebending (medium)[ ]write-in
>>25800547>[ ]Use firebending and your own strength to try and correct the masts fall (dc:hard)NOT TODAY MOTHERFUCKERS
>>25800689Am I all alone in this thread? Can we get a roll call here or something?
>>25800805Seems pretty barren, but two weeks away will do that.
>>25800547[X]Use firebending and your own strength to try and correct the masts fall (dc:hard)God dammit I want to save everyone even if we are going to likely fail.Also, I'm a lurker, I've been here. I just don't like posting often.
Roll for correcting the mast!
>>25800547>[ ]Use a firebending leap to try to save Pan and Lily (medium-hard)They're more noncombatants. Protect the weak!
>>25800025Don't worry about it.Just glad to have you back.
Rolled 1>>25800873Here comes a 1 most likely.
Rolled 15>>25800890Ah, was too late. Oh well.>>25800873Here we go!
>>25800906>that makes me chortle.
Rolled 17>>25800906HAHAHA, Come on can't we have a bonus for foresight here?
>>25800906Haha! The night of crit fails!
Rolled 14>>25800920No that was just me being pessimistic, which when I used to do that before the dice gods favored me. Apparently their favor has been revoked.
>>25800906Right, so there's two ways we can do this. You can make an opposed roll -OR- you can have the NPC's each roll 3d20 to bail out, I honestly wasn't expecting two consecutive crit fails.
>>25800959Maybe the curse of crit fails only applies to us. Let's have the NPCs roll their own d20s.
>>25800959Sometimes shit gets real and people get hurt. Might as well give the NPCs a chance to roll for themselves though.
>>25800959Lets go with the 3d20's.
Right, 3d20 please.
Rolled 4, 18, 13 = 35>>25801031
Rolled 12, 5, 20 = 37>>25801031
Rolled 12, 5, 15 = 32>>25801031All of this is happening in slow motion in my head.
Rolled 3, 16, 3 = 22>>25801031Rolling
Rolled 12, 5, 1 = 18>>25801031Can I fail again?
>>25801067You can, but fortunately - your roll was late enough to not count!.>>25801037Yu Yan gets a 12 (she was still in the lookout)Lily gets an 18.Pan gets a 20.Turns out they didn't need your help! Writeup incoming.
Rolled 19, 15, 20 = 54>>25801067
>>25801122>Turns out they didn't need your help!YAY>>25801129>54WHY THE FUCK WEREN'T YOU FIRST?
>>25801144Didn't see the thread until just now.
>>25801122Not trying to complain, but how rusty do you feel since the last thread?
As the mast starts to topple you rush over seeking to correct it by bracing yourself against it and throwing as much fire as you can, right before you leap though you slip on the wet deck. The fire you throw beneath you only sends you flying into the mast at an awkward angle, bashing it hard and very nearly knocking the wind out of your lungs.As you plummet back towards the deck, you hear a shouting voice above the deafening noises of the Oonagi and splintering of the mast, it shouts "Maro! take my hand!". Flailing you grab Pan's hand and are saved from certainly knocking yourself out upon the deck.Lily shouts as the falling mast accelerates, but both Pan, Her and yourself managed to leap out of the rigging and back to the deck without any major issues. The Yu Yan on the other hand ends up having to make a choice between dropping into the water with the mast, or leaping to the deck... she chooses the latter and ends up taking the fall hard enough to knock the air out of her lungs.Everyone seems safe, for the moment. The Captain is screaming in utter fury at the Oonagi and the boarding party are lowering a boat with Ming in it into the water.[ ] Attack the Oonagi with firebending (medium)[ ] Leap over to Ming's boat (hard)[ ] Attack the Oonagi with lightning (medium-hard)
>>25801320[X] Attack the Oonagi with firebending (medium)
>>25801286I feel a little bit rusty. Writing character interaction will do a lot more to clear that than working on the boss battle.
>>25801320Let's play it safe and burn him.
>>25801320>[ ] Attack the Oonagi with firebending (medium)Hit the whisker things.
>>25800025sometimes mountains flushlike a dog shaking off fleasI cling like a tick
>>25801320[X] Attack the Oonagi with firebending (medium)I bet that shit is tasty if properly cooked.
Lets make some fire. Gimme some d20's and make them good.>>25801377Haiku pool now at 3.
Rolled 2>>25801428>Make them goodYOU WISH. MORE 1s INCOMING
Rolled 2>>25801428BURNING BURNING WITH DESIRE...for good rolls
Rolled 10 + 6>>25801457Your rolls terrify me anon
>>25801457>>25801467>>25801480>Three 2sHOLY SHIT
Rolled 7>>25801457>>25801467FUCK>>25801476Based Haiku dump.
Rolled 10>>25801428Ha, the first roll is a two. We're on a roll!
>>25801457>>25801467>>25801480Jesus.>>25801476Well, we succeed vs dc13, but we drain our haiku pool.Write me some damn haiku's.
>>25801520>Write me some damn haiku's.These rolls do suck assBut hopefully things improveI dearly hope so.
/tg/ gods of dicewhy have you forsaken mewhat have I done wrong?
>>25801520The dice are unkindAs ones push us to our endYet still we roll dice
>>25801520>Write me some damn haiku's.Fearsome OonagiThinks we are against its lifeI wish to be friends
Rolled 1>>25801520lightning never strikesthe same target more than onceones show less mercy
>>25801520This damn Oonagitakes our fire like its nothing.Tonight I eat fish.
>>25801608And when I forget to turn dice off in my post, it berates me!
>>25801608Faggot rolls a oneHe better not try againDo not fucking try
>>25801520Players throw the bonesFar too many ones appearTragedy ensuesMaro of Jin knowsThere is much pain in all lifeFate is capricious
Leaving the rigging you gaze upon the beast... it tracks you with its eyes, facial tendrils waving and sparking.Taking a deep breath in you root your feet firmly on the ship deck building a small circle of fire in your hands, as the fire grows you let itself climb up your arms. When you feel you have sufficient fury mustered, you start shooting rapid percussive blasts of fire at the Oonagi - aimed directly at its eyes.The first few blasts strike along the creatures neck, scorching the skin, the next few it snuffs out with a jet of water, creating a brief veil of steam. You let go a great wave of fire to disperse the veil of steam, and continue punishing the creature with firey bolts.[ ]Keep up the assault (medium)[ ]Lightning (medium-hard)[ ]Try to leap at the oonagi and land on its head and continue the assault there (hard)
>>25801724>[ ]Try to leap at the oonagi and land on its head and continue the assault there (hard)
>>25801724>[ ]Lightning (medium-hard)
>>25801724Given our dice tonight, we play it easy. Keep up the assault.
>>25801534>>25801577>>25801620I'll take those as counting for the theme of 'tenacity'. Haiku pool is at three.
>>25801724>[ ]Keep up the assault (medium)
>>25801724[X]Try to leap at the oonagi and land on its head and continue the assault there (hard)This is too awesome not to do
>>25801724[X]Try to leap at the oonagi and land on its head and continue the assault there (hard)
>>25801736>>25801782>>25801815Lets hope dice favor rule of cool. Roll, give it a go!
>>25801878the dice LOVE the rule of cool.
>>25801891>>25801906Thank you anon&namefriend, you have done us well.
>>25801906we are taking this man's name as advice, yes?
>>25802020We are not suplexing the giant fish.
>>25802063We are not Hunter Stormlord, we don't have to fist fight every massive enemy.
Looking past the oonagi you see Ming Puar shouting at the two men on the boat with her to row harder. Inspired by her desire to take the fight closer to the creature, you run forward and with a short hop shoot pillar of fire from your feet. Staff in hand and fire trailing from your arms you throw a few jets of fire as you drop, kicking and punching, one strikes the creature right in its left eye popping the orb with a hiss.As you drop within striking range of the Oonagi, it snaps at you, Staff held before you, you wedge the creatures mouth open. Standing in the creatures mouth and holding on to the wedged staff, you hear Ming shout victory as she starts hacking away at the outside of the creature from her boat.The Oonagi thrashes and flails its head about, you believe you hear it impact the pirate ship with its tail. Your footing is somewhat unstable.[ ] Climb out and finish blinding the creature (easy)[ ] Make it eat lightning (medium)[ ] Make it swallow fire. (medium)
>>25802093[X] Make it swallow fire. (medium)
>>25802093>[ ] Climb out and finish blinding the creature (easy)>[ ] Make it swallow fire. (medium)Make a jack-o-lantern!
>>25802093>[ ] Make it swallow fire. (medium)WE GONNA HAVE A FISH FRY!
>>25802093>[ ] Make it eat lightning (medium)I'M GONNA MAKE YOU EAT LIGHTNING AND SHIT THUNDER
>>25802102>>25802113>>25802123Right, lets get some d20 action goin here.
>>25802202HOLY FUCK I ROLLED 20
So now that there's a crit can we rest on it or does he still need three rolls? New to this quest thing.
>>25802252We can rest on it.
>>25802252Well, there was a chance that anon #3 could have rolled a 1, the two criticals canceling each other out. But he didn't, so we're golden.
>>25802252Well we could but in my opinion it would be kinda dirty tipping the odds in our favor like that.
>>25802202>>25802252I'll be taking the crit - generally people don't roll against them. I was just searching for the appropriate image to express how I feel.Fun story, I once had to give an impromptu public speech on fire, I froze up after I got the words "Fire Is Good." out, I think I seriously disturbed some people at that point in time.
>>25802277Yeah I agree it's weighting the odds towards the positive end. Was just curious how it worked.
Taking a risk and letting go of your staff, you drop deep into a rooted stance, fire still lingers on your arm from before, and inhaling deeply you draw it out in front of you, working with it and exhaling even more life into it. The fire builds and grows with a life of its own, until you direct it forward into a great flaming blast, it rips through the oonagi searing the creatures insides and blasting the eel-serpent apart.The destruction is so great and so complete that there are holes all throughout the beast. its jaw slackens and you dive out of its mouth and into the water, where chunks of the creature now float. It is brief seconds before Ming and the two crewmen pull you out.The crewmen look at you with a mix of horror and awe, and even Ming seems unsure of what to say.[ ]Play it off[ ]Don't say anything[ ]Write-in
>>25802532[ ]Don't say anythingOr, more accurately, check up on the status of everyone. We don't have time to look at explosions! At the very least, the archer got injured during the fight.
>>25802532Defeated creatureNo longer stalks the oceanLet us continue.Then leave.
>>25802563Actually yeah, check up on everyone, make sure peeps aren't like, crushed to death or anything.
Rolled 15, 14, 3 = 32>>25802532[X] Just continue on, and try and get to work saving people.
>>25802532>[ ]Play it off
>>25802532>[ ]Play it off"Everybody okay?"
>>25802532>[ ]Play it off"Uhh... dinner's ready."
>>25802532"So, are giant lightning Sea Serpents edible?"
"Blow if you will, fall wind...the flowershave all faded." You intone as you bow before the dying beast of myth."... Is everyone okay" you ask Ming"We lost only a few, two burned by a firebender before the Yu Yan got him, at least one drowned, another is unaccounted for. We have more injured than we do dead, their wounds are only moderate though" she informs you"Good... I hope we don't have to fight anything like this again, pirates or beasts of myth""Sir... what *was* that thing" a crewman asks you."A sailor hasn't heard about the Oonagi? legend has it that they used to roam these waters in even greater numbers, but they were chased out by the lion-turtle who fed upon them, there is only rumor of them in reefs and coasts around the world"."... Is it edible?""Apparently they tasted great - if you can salvage some of the larger chunks we'll find out I guess"Returning to your ship, the captain regards you with awe... before informing you of the minor issue of lacking a mainmast and the ship taking on more water.[ ]Ask the captain if there's any way we could fix the mast[ ]Suggest moving over to the former pirate ship[ ]Suggest sailing to the pirate lair
>>25802941[X]Ask the captain if there's any way we could fix the mast
>>25802941>[ ]Ask the captain if there's any way we could fix the mastwith oonagi bone
>>25802941>[ ]Ask the captain if there's any way we could fix the mastAnd see if we can spread word about the Pirate Lair.We've got business to do. Fuck that place.
>>25802941>[X]Suggest moving over to the former pirate shipThe pirate ship probably has a sweet spoiler and racing stripes.
>>25802979>Honestly I was thinking about having the captain tell you "No, it's fucked...." but that suggestion is goddamn awesome. You are awesome anon. Feel fucking awesome.
>>25802979>>25803001I second this choice.
>>25802979>>25803001>Pimping out boats 101 - masts of giant serpent bone, and instead of naked ladies on the front of the ship we put GIANT SERPENT SKULLS.
>>25803001Hope you're writing now
>Ask the captain if there's any way we could fix the mast"Is there any way we could fix the mast of the ship, captain?""You don't 'fix' broken masts boy, they're broken - you need to rebuild the whole thing with new trees, when a mast breaks you might as well get a new ship""I might have an idea if you're willing to consider it captain""What, takin' the pirate ship and hoping that the navy doesn't kill us for it?""No, the Oonagi's water jet mostly cut through the mast like a saw would - there was very little splintering and breaking - that was of the crossbeams mostly. If we re-mount the mast, we can use the oonagi's spine and bones as a brace, striking them in with iron spikes... We could also mount the skull somewhere as decoration. I guarantee you with a display like that pirates would *never* come near your vessel again""... When I saw you leap towards the beast boy, i thought you were crazed and that my career was coming to an abrupt end... after hearing that idea I'm now sure you're crazed - but in the way that makes people geniuses whose advice is sought after by all""Thank you?""We'll need to do two important things then, recover the beast's corpse along with the mast, and find a port - being as pirates were around I'm positive they have one on the island. It'll take more than a few days to repair the mast though... You've already done enough for us with killing the pirates and the serpent, I've heard rumors that there's treasure on this island somewhere, though I'm not sure of what kind. If you want to look for it, it's all yours."[ ]Go treasure hunting[ ]Decline treasure hunting to help with ship repairs[ ]Decline treasure hunting to train.
>>25803292[X]Go treasure huntingAdventure!
>>25803292>[ ]Go treasure huntingthen repair ship
>>25803292>[X]Go treasure huntingThat's basically training anyway.
Rolled 8, 20, 20 = 48>>25803292I'll have a look around for both the food from the beast, as well as the treasure.
>>25803292>[ ]Decline treasure hunting to train.Wealth gained though fortuneCannot be compared at allTo wealth from practice
>>25803292>>25803292Yo ho, yo ho a pirates life for me.
>>25803292>[ ]Decline treasure hunting to help with ship repairs
>>25803333Double twenties and quads, what is this witchcraft?Too bad this won't be used for anything.>>25803292Go treasure hunting and then help repair the ship.
Right then, I guess we're going to be rolling for treasure hunting. Roll me some d20's I need to think for a bit.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SLMJpHihykI
>>25803358OH SHIT SON, THAT SOME LUCIFER AND BISCUIT HAMMER I SEE?
>>25803484>YOU FIND NO TREASURE AND THE ISLAND IS NOW WORSE FOR YOUR PRESENCE.
>>25803484This isn't treasure! It's a snakewolf!
Rolled 20>>25803459Rolling>>25803484... god damnit /tg/ dice.
>>25803514They taunt us.
Rolled 13>>25803459ADVENTURE HO!
>>25803548Calling rolls here. Next writeup will be a little bit - this was entirely unplanned in notes, tl;dr we're off the edge of the map, mate. Here there be monsters.
>>25803632So you're counting the 20 and the one?
>>25803659I occasionally do 'progress' type rolls, where I just ask for a reasonable sample of rolls and write something around it. You found something *really* interesting but what it is, as of yet has yet to be determined.
Was consulting MAPS, apologies for taking so long on this bit.
The crew quickly sets to work retrieving the mast and the dead Oonagi, the ship is guided into the cove that the pirates were using as their base, wasting no time the crew salvages what it can and sets about the plan you mentioned. The captain informs you that it will take a number of days to fix things.>>25803471The first day of exploring the area around the cove is uneventful, though lily seems greatly pleased by it. Pan seems to be enjoying it as well, you return back to the ship before sunset and find out that oonagi is indeed very tasty.>>25803484The second day starts without a hitch... but Pan ends up getting lost somewhere along the line... spending the whole day searching for her you're unable to find her - and you spend the whole night searching too.>>25803487Pan is found the next day, but she's quite shaken by the experience, she did manage to pick up an old trail when she was out though and found one of the pirates caches. In its contents you find a few pretty gems and pieces of jewelery, and roughly 900 silver bu, probably belonging to one of the benders you fought - well paid but not rich. You return to the ship and end up eating oonagi again.>>25803514The fourth day is special, and you can tell from the moment you set out, you find another old path - but this one is different from the one Pan found... it takes most of the day, but following it leads you to a very old and if you had to describe it - you'd say a sacred place. Exploring it you keep seeing strange little shadows in the corner of your eye, you follow them and are led to an ancient chamber.Inside the chamber there is a statue with a magnificent but ancient sword in its hands, raised towards the heavens, at his feet coils a winged serpent you know to be a dragon, it has a scroll in its mouth.[ ]Take the sword[ ]Take the scrollPick *one*.
>>25804263>[ ]Take the scroll
>>25804263Scroll, knowledge is power.
>>25804263>dragonAwww hell yeah this is providence>Take the scroll
>>25804263Scroll. We've got a sweet weapon and none of our chums are really sword-havers.
...Does the sword have pretty red tassels? This is important to me.
>>25804386A Jian without tassels? Blasphemy.
>>25804401Well I have to vote for the sword then. Sorry guys--it has tassels.
>>25804263scrollknowledge is power
>take the scrollAs you place your hands upon the scroll container and remove it from the dragons the statue itself blinks and its mouth closes, then opens again "The Stone Dragon wishes to speak with you when you next find yourself in the spirit world... lightning child, Call his name and he will bring you to his gardens. In the meantime learn from his scroll well"Thoroughly unsettled at having inanimate objects both move and speak at you *again*, you decide to head back to the ship.The Captain informs you that repairs will be done in the next day or two.[ ]Ask Lily about the kiss?[ ]Thank the Yu Yan for her help and ask about her?[ ]Attempt to decipher the firebending scroll (HARD)
>>25804583[x ]Thank the Yu Yan for her help and ask about her?we could use a range fightercompliment her face tattoo if she has one
>>25804583>[ ]Attempt to decipher the firebending scroll (HARD)have lily help, and ask her about the kiss
>>25804583>[ ]Attempt to decipher the firebending scroll (HARD)In before 1 and we see if it responds to fire
>>25804632She doesn't have one.
>>25804583>[ ]Thank the Yu Yan for her help and ask about her?
>>25804583>[ ]Attempt to decipher the firebending scroll (HARD)
>>25804583>[ ]Attempt to decipher the firebending scroll (HARD)bond with Pan, Lily and Ming over trying to read it
Right. d20 for trying to decipher the scroll.
Rolled 2 + 6>>25804872
>>25804872And a reminder Haiku pool is at 3, this one is probably going to be tough.
Rolled 3 + 6>>25804872
>>25804881Welp. Crit failure, writeup incoming.
Rolled 6 + 6>>25804872
>>25804881...what the hell dice gods. Twice in a row?
>>25804924This is the night of them, haha. Though I guess we got a couple crits too.This is gonna be a nasty paper cut..
Hey, it's just lost and likely forbidden knowledge. What could go wrong?>>25804881Oh. Well, let's find out.
>>25804944The night of 20s and 1s. No other number is needed.
>>25804967we fail or we winwho needs middle ground?
You sit looking at the detail work on the scroll casing. Dragons are wrapped all around the metal shell and it's vaguely hypnotizing, it takes some time but you eventually manage to get the scroll out of its casing, and unrolling it... it's unlike any firebending scroll you've ever seen.Instead of human going through bending motions on the scroll, the scroll depicts a dragon doing bending forms... and not just a regular one, a great one with scales like black stone, sometimes there is lightning in the forms, other times there is blue fire... the techniques depicted are beyond comprehension and absolutely stunning in scope. You begin to wonder about who may have penned this scroll and in what age, its details go beyond anything you've seen before...Learning the forms depicted in the scroll doesn't look like it's going to be even remotely imaginable for the time being - you're going to need to figure out how to translate them to human movements. Rolling the scroll back up and putting it in its case you tuck it into your robes.[ ] Seek out the Yu Yan[ ] Talk to Lily about the kiss.[ ] write-in?
>>25805107>[ x] Seek out the Yu Yan
>>25805107lily, we should still try some forms later even if we look ridiculous trying to be a dragon
Rolled 1>>25805107>[ ] Seek out the Yu Yan
>>25805107>[X] Seek out the Yu YanShe was badass in that fight. As expected of the Yu Yan. Also, new party member GET?
>>25805107Yu Yan, most definitely
>>25805107>[ ] Talk to Lily about the kiss.
>>25805107Yu Yanlily afterwards is possible>spend time later trying to emulate scroll til ship is finished
Writeup incoming for Yu Yan, gonna do a few more posts then probably call the thread for the night as I'm starting to get tired, if it's still up tomorrow I'll likely continue
>Reading archives I missed>Pirate ships attack!>We didn't just lightning their sails when they were a few hundred feet out.>Da fuq?
>>25805428The reason was because you were trying to keep your lightning a secret, and as you didn't use it in the battle at all, you managed it rather well.
Oh god, Lily is so low on our list of priorities. It's almost like we've friend zoned her.
>>25805790That's hilarious. I want this to be true now.
With a moment of introspection you come to the realization that you haven't yet thanked the Yu Yan for her aid in the pirate raid. Asking some of the ship crew you're directed to a small tent she's set up close to the ship.Approaching the tent you call out "Excuse me, may I speak with you?""Come in firebender." stepping into the small tent, you see the woman working on some arrows, waxing the string of her bow and performing other maintenance oriented tasks."... I wanted to thank you for your help with the pirates - if it weren't for your skill I fear that things may have gone much worse""Is that all?" she practically glowers.[ ]Ask her name[ ]Ask how she came to be working for the captain.
>>25805863>[ ]Ask how she came to be working for the captain.
>>25805863>[ ]Ask her name
>>25805863>[ ]Ask how she came to be working for the captain.BACK STORY, HO!
>>25805863>[ ]Ask how she came to be working for the captain.The name will come later eventually.
>>25805863>[ ]Ask why she has a stick up her assNicely though. Something like "There is no need to be coarse, I am grateful. Is there something bothering you?"
>>25805964While tempting Maro has a bit more tact than that, especially to someone who saved his life (the fight with the waterbenders wasn't exactly going well).>>25805910Writeup incoming.
>>25806064You writing now?
>>25806303He made the mistake of posting in a QTG with his trip on, always a bad idea.
>>25806363I think it's funny how mad that one anon gets every time Bread posts. I seriously only go to QTGs to watch him and Bread go at it, and they do it every QTG--it's great.
"How did you come to be working for the ship captain?" you begin"I got tired of killing people, I mean I'm *really* good at it, but I decided I wanted a life outside of war and fighting... so I abandoned the Yu Yan ways, and took passage on a ship going well, anywhere.""And?""And wherever I arrived was no different than where I had left. My past was chasing me, until I ended up killing two of my brothers... and as I ran low on money I started to need work. The Captain recognized me as a Yu Yan and offered the prospect of money that didn't come from blood. He hired me for my eyes first and my bow second, first person who hasn't tried to proposition me just for my ability to murder others""I can respect your decision, it seems my past is chasing me as well""What's your name bender?""It's as secret as yours is""Wuya Bei""Maro"[ ]Speak with flame lily[ ]Attempt the scroll *again* (hard)[ ]Ask Ming Puar if Gen could help with the scroll[ ]Other
>>25806458>[ ]Ask Ming Puar if Gen could help with the scrollNeede backupe
>>25806458>[ ]Ask Ming Puar if Gen could help with the scroll
>>25806458ask ming>lily before this quest ends i swear to Maro
>>25806458>[ ]OtherPassive-aggressively antagonize people and then pretend to be a victim.
>>25806458>[ x]Speak with flame lilyromantic moment to close the night
>>25806403It's not every thread - generally I manage to avoid him too, but man is he ever obnoxious.
>>25806458>[ ]Ask Ming Puar if Gen could help with the scrollTwo heads, one, yadda yadda
>>25806458I want to vote for> [ ]Ask Ming Puar if Gen could help with the scroll
>>25806581Just don't respond to him and pray to raptorjesus that Bread doesn't either.
>>25806458>[ ]Speak with flame lilyWe haven't talked to her in a while.
>>25806597Bread is too busy crying about his sister in law in the QTG.
>>25806458[ ]Ask Ming Puar if Gen could help with the scrollLet's do dis t!
>>25806458>[ ]OtherTry not to cry about your dead brotherCry a lot
>>25806597I'll try to be cool and friendly to counteract the bullshit. Polite sage
"Thank you for the story... it in its own little way helps put things in perspective, if you'd like to talk again my door is always open" you say as you bow and leave.Heading back to your own cluster of tents, you look for Ming Puar. You find her reclining in her tent, still working away on the stock of tobacco with her pipe."Ming, can you help me speak with Gen Xiao Ren""It... doesn't really work like that Maro, he comes to me, not the other way around, generally he's pretty close by but sometimes he's not really here at all""That sounds... complicated""What did you need though Maro?""Remember the scroll I took?""What about it""It's very hard to understand, I was hoping Gen might be able to help with it""Can I look at it?""Put the pipe out first. First rule of firebending - always be aware that flames can quickly grow out of control"Please give me a d20 roll to see if Ming can tell you anything
Rolled 17>>25806774keep a look out 1d1 rolls
>>258067881d2(letterO).>>25806818I'm always on the lookout for that, it's so common it's amusing
Rolled 1>>25806818>keep a look out 1d1 rollsYou rang~?
Rolled 108>>25806774do we want high rolls or low ones
>>25806844The guy who posted above here.That was just a one-time thing for me.
>>25806867High rolls are best.
>>25806884So then all the 1d1s are trying to sabotage the quest. Either that or youre lying to me. My bad about the extra zero, by the way.
>>25806800>>25806818Ming fails - but only barely. She comes up with a few insights.>>25806913It's okay, mistakes happenWriteup incoming.
>>25806913The only 1d1 I saw was me doing a one-time shtick.
>>25806956Dont patronize me you bastard. No wonder everyone hates you.
>>25807008don't be an ass anon, don't like it get out
>>25807008>everyoneI'm sorry, I'm trying my hardest not to respond but this is just too fucking funny not to.
>>25807064>>25807101>lets all gang up on the new guyFuck yall,
"Maro... I don't need Gen to tell you that this scroll was made by spirits - see the symbol in the corner there, its the seal of Wan Shi Tong - the knowledge spirit""Can you tell me anything about how to translate the forms into something I can practice?""No... that's way too complicated for me"With a sigh you thank her and prepare to leave."Wait Maro!""Yes Ming?""... Are you gunna go talk to Lily about that kiss?""What do you mean?""I mean she kissed you infront of everyone else idiot and you haven't said more than a few cursory words to her in five days and now you're stuffing yourself into old scrolls. I'd be furious at that treatment if I was in that situation!""... Do you have any advice?""None other than talking to her."[ ]Talk to Lily[ ]Make sure Pan isn't having an anxiety attack
>>25807187>[ ]Talk to LilyIgnoring her would be funny as hell but let's not and say we did.
>>25807187>[ ]Talk to Lily
>>25807187>[ ]Make sure Pan isn't having an anxiety attack
>>25807187lily, time for suave
>>25807187>[X]Make sure Pan isn't having an anxiety attackWow, look at all dem waifufags.
>>25807242>If it's in character its waifuing
>>25807187>[ ]Talk to Lily"Hi."
>>25807187>MY SIBLING SENSE IS TINGLING. I MUST ABANDON THIS CONVERSATION AND YOUR ADVICE TO GO PROTECT MY DARLING IMOUTO FROM IMAGINED THREATS!>I AM SORRY LILY
>>25807242>Literally putting it off until someone brings it up>WaifuingI wish I could detect sarcasm on the internet, but sadly I can't and have no idea if you're srs or not.
>>25807187"Thank you Ming, I'll do that, and thank you for the help with the scroll""Any time Maro" Ming says as she drops back onto her bedroll and lights up her pipe again.Heading to Lily's tent, you call out her name gently."Yes Maro?" she says as she pokes through the tent flap."May I come in?" you ask and lily nods you in. "I need to know what that kiss was about""Haven't you ever heard of a kiss for good luck?"[ ]Press Lily, you know it was more than that[ ]Let it go, she's not comfortable.
>>25807577[ ]Press Lily, you know it was more than that
>>25807577[X]Press Lily, you know it was more than that
>>25807577>[ ]Press Lily, you know it was more than that"That was more than just for good luck, I think we both know that."
>>25807577>[ ]Let it go, she's not comfortable.
>>25807577>[ ]Press Lily, you know it was more than that"I have. Is that what that was?"
Rolled 15>>25807577>[ ]Press Lily, you know it was more than that
>>25807577>[ ]Let it go, she's not comfortable.let her come to you. play it cool
>>25807577[ ]Let it go, she's not comfortable.
>>25807577[x] Both"If it was more than that, would you tell me?"
>>25807577>press"I'm sorry if I took it the wrong way, but I admit I found myself quite happy at the thought"
>>25807577>[ ]Press Lily, you know it was more than that
"I have heard of kisses for good luck. In fact I know quite well what they are and what they aren't due to being tutored by Rokan, Lily... that was not a kiss for good luck. Be honest with me please", you plead."I'm afraid to" Lily respondsPulling Lily close, you recite "no eye ever fearsrevealing her nakednesswhen sadness rains tears"She's weeping softly now "I'm afraid you'll send me away Maro. I'm afraid that you will leave me somehow... I'm afraid because my head is filled with thoughts of you"[ ]Assuage her fears[ ]Hold her tight[ ]Other
>>25807879>[ ]Assuage her fears>[ ]Hold her tightcan't we do both?
>>25807916You could. I was being uninspired, Maro's lily points are pretty high, I wrote the options that are most likely to be taken by him.If another option gets enough support I would consider it
>>25807879>[ ]Hold her tightSometimes words mean nothing
>>25807879>[ ]Assuage her fears>[ ]Hold her tight"Fate may one day see fit to try and separate us, but even then I will stand by you"
>>25807879>[ ]Hold her tightWith our penisJust kidding, no dirty unless it's fade-to-black.
>>25807879>[ ]Assuage her fears>[ ]Hold her tightAs the lightning strikesthe world pauses and scatterswhile the lily stands
>>25808020That's cute. I really like it anon, did you write it yourself?
>>25807879>[ ]Hold her tightSeems kinda forced, but whateva.
>>25807879>Let me show you again what a kiss for good luck isn't.>>25808042agreed, but it's justified here: >>25807971
>>25808039yes, ive got a mind for quick poems, just didn't get here early enough for haiku pool
>>25807879>[ ]Assuage her fears>[ ]Hold her tight
>>25808073The haiku pool has largely gone unused.
>>25807879>Awkwardly pat her back and mumble condolences.
"As the lightning strikesthe world pauses and scatterswhile the lily stands""I have no plans on sending you away Lily, nor do I intend to leave you in any other manner than dragged kicking and screaming by the spirits to the afterlife. I will not lie and say that my life is not a life of danger though..."Lily's crying stops momentarily before she pulls you into a passionate kiss, when your tongues finally part and you're able to breath, lily declares "I would stay by you forever Lord Maro... I know you are a noble and that means marriage may not be an option, but I want to be with you"."... my family may have some ideas about that, I will need to speak with my mother. I know that conversation will go well. It's the one with Rokan that I dread... she's, in a word 'competitive'.""Thoughts for a later time Maro... I'm here now, kiss me"End of firebender quest episode 11, Q&A is open.
>>25808207oh, i think more than kissing will be happening, its not like we were sent to a monk school for the last several years and haven't even had a girl friend before or anything>great thread btw Bread
>>25808227I thought it was a bit mediocre, I'm still feeling a little bit rusty. Right now current plans for thread are investigating and finishing up the plot thread involving how Pan got abducted, and then we can move on to other fun stuff, of which I have a few ideas in the works.
>>25808275What kind of bender is the Avatar's default element
>>25808275as long as we get to go on epic adventures with the Avatar once we reach that plotberg I'm super, also Rokan may know a thing or two about the scroll
>>25808317Uhm, I believe I said somewhere previously that it was earth, and I'm pretty sure Koh mentioned the avatar was female.
>>25808341Koh also said something about Thunder knowing the avatar....
>>25808207"Fearful of what the night winds may have done,I arose at dawn - Were my plum trees yet in bloom?"
>>25808353I don't remember the exact conversation with Koh, mostly because I knew it wasn't pertinent to what I had notes for, for today. But I'm not sure he said that.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/25383837/This is the thread that had Koh in it, and I have to say the player reactions were incredibly entertaining
>>25808409So are we gonna teach the current Avatar how to zap bitches?
>>25808207a storm of feelingsthe boys heart seeks anotherjoined by love's embrace
>>25808453Pretty sure thats what the friendly neighborhood face-eating-monster asked us to do.
>>25808409i know it was garbled, but he said Song, Avatar and Befriend. just saying>unless i'm miles off
>>25808453If she's not a jerk about it, yes. If she is a jerk about it we might just pick up our lightning and go home.
>>25808453It's kind of a questionable ability for an Avatar to learn. Unlike fire, which at least has SOME practical applications, lightning at this point in Avatarverse is just exceedingly good at killing shit.>>25808341So it's Kyoshi. Good shit.
>>25808511He also said harm.>>25808548Not necessarily - it could be a female earthbending avatar before kiyoshi.
>>25808544With all these motherfucking spirits in our motherfucking head, I think lightning is the least of what we have to teach the avatar.
>>25808555It better not be. A young Kyoshi could be awesome and full of win.
>>25808548I've tried pretty hard to divorce myself of any interaction with actual avatar timeline and major setting events. It's not kiyoshi, though I can see how you'd get that due to the screen of bullshit I've been throwing up when questioned.>>25808574It would definitely be fun, I'm just not confident that I could write her well, besides I'm not sure how organized the whole avatar cycle and 'we must teach the avatar' was in her day and age. Also that bitch is *HUGE*, I swear to god she's like 6'8". Fucking brumhelga the battlemaiden of china, ever wonder why the makeup was so thick?
>>25808621>she did have the biggest feet of any avatar, if you know what i mean
>>25808621So, question. How do noble houses work in the Fire Nation, specifically regarding ladies-in-waiting and consorts?
>>25808678>ladies-in-waiting and consortsi'm more worried about our old teacher drop kicking lily and challenging her to a duel for our hot bod
>>25808681>her feet were huge
>>25808678So just for an example : plain and simple, unless a later decision is made, Lily will not marry Maro - she would just be a concubine. Living with Maro and his family, and essentially being a wife in all but name, children from it would be 'bastards' and thus out of any actual line of succession if there was a first (or second) wife who also had children.
>>25808712>the toe was fat
>>25808694>Lily accepts the duel>"We will settle this with Pai Sho">And the island itself, and even the surrounding reefs were never the same after that fierce battle
>>25808718unless she defeated all other challengers right Bread>>25808729huh huh
>>25808729Like that reiichi comic or whatever? the one where super aryan hitler came back from the dead to gamble with crazy japanese presidentman?>>25808745Marriage politics were complicated. With one or two wives it was simple... with hundreds of wives and potentially thousands of kids the imperial palace could get complicated.In actual history there were a lot of princes who spent a lot of time pretending to be drunkards and wastrels before assassinating all of their threatening siblings and taking the throne - because displaying competence, ambition and intelligence could get you killed.
>>25808694See, that's what I'm concerned about as well. The example of Yang Kuei Fei comes to mind... when it comes to asian nobility, direct confrontation would almost be preferable to the sort of infighting and backstabbing you actually see. Though there'd be nothing stopping them from both being ladies in waiting in most cultures.
>>25808718So basically, it'd be like the Tale of Genji, but with hopefully fewer deaths in the household.Greeeeaaat. I suppose we're going to have to lay down some ground rules at some point.
>>25808791Except Rokan is both rich, influential and comes from an even higher tier of nobility than you do - the only reason she's on jin is because she chose to be... and it's caused a lot of rumors in the court.Honestly marrying Rokan would be an incredibly sound decision for Maro, the only problem is well, Rokan herself... to say that she terrifies Maro barely does it justice.
>>25808788Speaking of pai sho, I gotta ask, is the White Lotus around, or have they not been formed yet? Though I guess Maro would have no way of knowing yet.
>>25808830>she's the overbearing sister figure that while torturing us in our youth is actually sincere in her wish for our hot bod
>>25808833That would be very OOC knowledge.
>>25808830>Maro quest, where we travel the world, aid the Avatar, and fill our harem with girls that both love and terrify us
>>25808865Rokan is a member isn't she?It's okay, you don't have to answer. I promise I won't let my suspicions affect my decisions.
>>25808900Personally I'd try to avoid harem antics... but as i'm trying to to portray things fairly close to how actual history worked, I cant exactly say that multiple wives didn't happen
>>25808900>women can't resist, the D(ragon)
>>25808938oh i know, just couldn't resist
>>25808938even without harem antics, i can't wait to see our parents faces when we show up outta nowhere with two girls and our sister
>>25808997>"Mom this is Lily, she's romantically interested in me and me her">"Well as long as she's okay with being second wife, it's fine by me!">"Dad, she plays pai sho">"I'm sold. I hope you two have lots of kids - in fact start having them now, I'll go buy the recipe for the fertility drink your mom was using when we concieved you">"Rokan...">"Dont even fucking bring her near me, I will stab her with HATE, I GROOMED YOU TO BE MINE"
>>25808997Does this look like the face of a lady who'd judge who her son woos?
>>25809051love it>implying Rokan won't just make Maro hers anyway
>>25809078did i say judge, im talkin 'bout spahgetti
>>25809088That's what the pai sho duel is for
>>25809099Thats what our bodyguard Ming sitting outside our bedroom door is for.
>>25808938I wouldn't even be talking multiple wives. I mean, every character involved seems to know the rules of the game. Rokan certainly seems as good a political marriage as they come, since it sounds like as tough as she is she's taken a shine to us and we have a healthy respect for her. Then there's Fire-Lily, who at least SEEMS to have accepted that there's no prospect for actual marriage there and wants in anyway. Beyond that, Ming doesn't seem interested in romance and Wuya hardly seems interested in our existence. No harem really exists.
>>25809150That's one thing that i find a lot of quests fail to do - is have companions who are just that - companions, they're not after your dick or unavailable because you're not a homo etc.Bit of a personal gripe there. Ming does have a bit of romance on the mind though.
>>25809166>everplease god, let me be right
>>25809166Well, Ming I could see. Maybe.Wuya seems at this point like she doesn't even want to come with us, let alone marry or be a concubine.
>>25809237We'll see as the cast expands. Even my opinions, ideas and plans for characters can change.
>>25809229not saying i vote for harem, but so far those three have potential. as long as people don't just make this "give the D to as many people a thread Quest"
>>25809279Ming isn't interested in Maro, she's interested in the only guy she's ever seen kick the crap out of Maro - Song
>>25809308but we beat her while sparing and she was using Gen.....
>>25809303Bread has been a vocal advocate of giving players a kick in the ass where needed, I imagine if people tried to waifu and NPC interaction those house of ten assassins would catch up real quick
>>25809321which is why she's even more wet for song.
>>25809229Which is totally fine. After all, Genji was specifically described as not liking promiscuity, and yet he kidnapped a 10 year old and raised her to be his ideal waifu. It doesn't count as infidelity if you're a noble. "Lavender stains my robe//In deep disorder, like my secret loves" and all that.
>>25809229I'm sure she'll find a nice, peaceful traveling merchant to settle down with eventually. She seems like that would be her type of guy.
>>25809349>airbenders take a vow of celibacy, she's barking up the wrong tree
>>25809373If they're all celibate how are airbender children born?There's more to Song's story than you know.
>>25809420typically air nomads pseudo adopt orphans and raise them as airbenders, while children born of airbenders are sent to other temples so as to not become attached to their parents for spiritual reasons
>>25809349Except we were fighting at a handicap, and still won in the end. Plus, she's not exactly a sellsword who admires strength in the absence of virtue.
>>25809373>>25809420didn't mean celibacy, sorry. more that relationships are more avoided since it clashes with air nomad virtues and such.>but your quest, you timeline please feel free to ignore all this for the sake of awesome
>>25809450Also I'll drop it down here now - while the current avatar wiki says western and eastern(?) air temples are exclusively female and northern and southern air temples are exclusively male (IIRC). In this time period that is not true.Song came from the western air temple.>>25809477The way I envision it is that Airbenders are very much loving people, but when there are relationships among themselves they give up the child due to spiritual reasons... and when delinquent air nomads roam the world they often fall in love with common people. But at their heart they are NOMADS, and sooner or later they blow out of their erstwhile partners life. Children from such relationships are often brought to an airbender temple to be raised (as being a single mother throughout most of history but especially in largely poverty ridden china was often a cruel, cruel fate... single father was workable though).And there *are* delinquent airbenders.
>>25809543So, can I ask a question? I usually miss details like this, but am I right in thinking that Ming really hasn't expressed much interest in us other than as a traveling companion and something of a "kindred spirit"? Because honestly, I feel like I didn't pick up on Lily's interest until WAAAAY after everyone else did.
>>25809750Yes.>Because honestly, I feel like I didn't pick up on Lily's interest until WAAAAY after everyone else did.That's the thing about being subtle, you really have to walk a fine line with it, otherwise players won't pick up on the things you want them to, or you'll be hitting them in the face with the book.