>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>Pastebin, sadly not finished despite promises, because my cat turned off my computer killing about 3 hours of unsaved work. It is about 50% complete.>Haiku pool starting value : 2 / 6 pool points>Todays theme : Apprehension>Last 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 slew the Oonagi at the small price of minor destruction of the vessel he bought passage on. Asking the captain to dock in the pirate cove to repair (with bits from the Oonagi itself), Maro and his companions were given the chance to explore, where they found a reasonable amount of wealth - and some old ruins that contained a firebending scroll straight out of the spirit world. with a chance to finally speak to the Yu Yan Archer, Maro learns her name is Mayu Bei and that she's been traveling the fire nation mostly in search of purpose. Berated by Ming Puar for ignoring Lily, Maro finally confronts his emotions for the girl he met in a tea ceremony.
>>25917545You are Maro of Jin, also known as 'Maro of the Lightning'. It is the morning after you confessed to Lily that you desire to keep her by your side and that you returned her seemingly unrequited love...Waking next to Lily and you vividly recall a nightmare of faces bitten off and consumed by a great centipede like creature with foetid breath and an awful manner... the creature named Koh spoke to you of many things - the most vivid in your mind being the words "Someone close to you has betrayed you". Pushing thoughts of the beast out of your head with a shudder, a crewman is calling for you outside of your - Lily's tent.Stepping out, the crewman informs you that repairs will be done early today and the captain would like to speak with you briefly[ ]Wake Lily and ask her to join you[ ]Find pan and ask her to join[ ]Speak to Mayu - the yu yan archer[ ]Go speak directly to the captain.
>>25917657>[ ]Go speak directly to the captain.
>>25917657Tell the lily that we are going to see the captain, and if she wishes to float along then there will be no current to shake her path
>>25917657OP, you there?
>Speak directly to captainA short walk through the camp led by the crewman, brings you to the captains temporary abode. Entering you take a seat in front of the man who is busy shaving his scalp with a knife and a small mirror."You asked for me captain?""Aye boy, I wanted to let you know that things will be finished today - were it not for your crazed suggestion of using a dead sea-snake to re-bind the mast, we'd have been adrift much longer. Or we'd have had to risk taking one of the pirate's boats and travelling the fire nation with that""I appreciate the compliment captain, when will we be setting off?""Well that's the thing - some of the boys said you found a spot of treasure, now a few of us found the main base and we've loaded up or buried what we cant take there already, but I wanted to hear it from you if there was anything else you thought was worth staying on this island for a bit longer for?"[ ] Lie to the captain - there was no treasure[ ] Be honest - the place where you found the treasure was somewhat dangerous and tied to the spirit world... there isn't much of material value there.
>>25918094>[ ] Be honest - the place where you found the treasure was somewhat dangerous and tied to the spirit world... there isn't much of material value there.
>>25918094[X] Be honest - the place where you found the treasure was somewhat dangerous and tied to the spirit world... there isn't much of material value there.
>>25918094>[ ] Be honest - the place where you found the treasure was somewhat dangerous and tied to the spirit world... there isn't much of material value there.Best be honest.
>>25918094"The spirit world is a spooky place filled with face-stealing centipedes and talking monkeys. Please take caution with anything related to it"
>>25918180>"The spirit world is a spooky place filled with face-stealing centipedes and talking monkeys. Please take caution with anything related to it"Yeah, let's go with this.
>>25918117>>25918133>>25918134Folding your hands together you say "I'd advise any of your crew to stay well away from any strange old buildings they find in the search of treasure here, the only thing I found indicates that dragons may have lived here at some point in time. It seemed a shrine to some sort of dragon-spirit, better to avoid if you don't have an incredible interest in archaeology and minimal interest in profit""... Many don't believe in spirits, but you're different aren't you. You can account for the mindset of superstitious sailors can't you.""Was that all captain?""We set off in two hours, the remainder of our journey to Jin will take five days"Thanking the captain you leave and[ ] Speak to Pan about home[ ] Speak to Mayu - the yu yan.[ ] Do something with Lily[ ] Spar with Ming[ ] Other?
>>25918345>[ ] Other?Maybe try meditating on the scroll and the pictures there in, trying to think of ways to transfer the movements to a human equivalent?
Rolled 13>>25918345>[ ] Other?SCROLL
>>25918302"Take heed of this placeBeware of the spirit KohHe will eat your face"
>>25918375The scroll is going to be incredibly hard to decipher yourself without the aid of another bender. You're welcome to try, but it will be very, very difficult
>>25918375Hey, the scrolls depict a dragon doing the moves, right? So lets imagine our left hand as its tail, and our right hand as its head, then see if it makes sense that way.
>>25918345I say we focus on that scroll, if what our premonition says is true. We need new fire bending skills Speaking of, a character sheet of what we know and what can be improved on will be nice.
>>25918461I'll work on a character sheet for you guys when I'm not so hung over - some of the information on things you've learned I haven't conveyed incredibly well.Maro is a firebending prodigy - in a 'fair' fight he's generally able to hold his own against two or three other benders depending on their skill against another prodigy like Song or Rokan he'd have to put his full attention on the fight. He's learned how to infuse metals with energy either heating them up or channeling lightning through them.Maro finds lightning about as easy as regular firebending, but his lack of practice hasn't given him many abilities with it beyond the basic firebending method of dealing with things, aka throw more fire at it.He's reasonably skilled in melee combat, but against someone like Ming chances are he'd get his ass kicked more often than not.In a ranged fight against someone like Mayu without his bending Maro wouldn't stand a chance.Also, roll for attempting to read the scroll.
>>25918345>[ ] Do something with LilyWe've been ignoring her a bit, haven't we.
Rolled 7>>25918581A still hand is goodBut not so when frozen sitsthe mind behind it
>>25918581>Also, roll for attempting to read the scroll.Dice?
>>25918613d20 as per usual.
Rolled 12>>25918620>>25918581In that case, rolling!
>>25918607>>25918631>>25918635Should have made use of the haiku pool mentioned in the OP - the scroll was said to be incredibly hard without another bender.
>>25917545>Todays theme : ApprehensionWhat?
>>25918800Mostly about returning home after five years, and coming back home to Rokan with a not!wife
>>25918816>Mostly about returning home after five years, and coming back home to Rokan with a not!wifeAh okay.Is that the whole thread, or just the haikus you want?Or both?>captcha: cumpop have...Rokan's gonna be weird
>>25918835Have a cumpop! They're great for the skin!
>>25918835To count towards the haiku pool they'll have to fit the (relatively broad) theme of apprehension or anxiety. The whole thread isn't going to be themed around it though, that would just make me feel like an awful emo kid.
>>25918880Theme: apprehensionBread's being an emo kidhi blood flows freely
>>25918880Holy shit I managed to catch the thread again. Yay!
>>25918607>>25918631>>25918635>failure, by a reasonable margin. DC will be reduced by 1 for next attempt.Returning to your own tent, unused last night you sit down and pour over the scroll again... the techniques and moves depicted by the scroll are still so far beyond what you can attempt to translate into human motions. You think you might be able to work something by using one hand as though it were the dragons tail."Still brooding over old scrolls, Maro?" Pan says"I didn't hear you enter Pan... this scroll explains things I feel I need to learn" You reply."You'll have to do it later, then - it's well past time for you to pack up your things and get back onto the ship.... I have things I want to speak to you about later""What would those be?""I. said. later." Pan says with emphasis, "It can be put off for maybe a day or so if you've got better things to do - like read dusty scrolls""I'm not making much progress on the scroll..."Packing up your tent and things quickly, you hurry to make sure everything is in order to set off with the ship. Ming comes to help you seeing your relative panic and Mayu in passing seems to be amused by your distress. Boarding in time thanks to Mings help, the ship leaves the cove without a hitch.You will have five days to interact with your companions, train or study. Spend them wisely[ ] Speak with lily (try to figure out her foresight or train her more with her sword?)[ ] Speak with Pan[ ] Speak with Mayu[ ] Train with Ming[ ] Attempt to study the scroll again (dc : incredibly hard)
>>25918997>[ ] Speak with lily (try to figure out her foresight or train her more with her sword?)Try a bit of both. Or maybe see if the way a sword moves can count as a medium for her foresight.
>>25918997>[ ] Speak with lilyTell her about our dreamMy mind runs timidA pounding heart in my chestYet my feet advance
>>25918997Speak with Lily and train with Ming. Split time evenly. We need the practice and interaction.
>>25918997Mayu doesn't really have much reason to join up with us at the moment, I think we should invest some time with her if we want to add her as a party member.
>>25918997>[ ] Speak with Pan
>>25919076+1 to pool>>25919158Smart.At this point actions will be done in sort of a 'one day at a time thing'.
>>25918997>[ ] Speak with Panthen [ ] Speak with lily (try to figure out her foresight [ ] Train with Ming[ ] Speak with Mayulast day [ ] Attempt to study the scroll again (dc : incredibly hard)
I love how this turned into firebender harem quest.Well, not really. But it's preferable to the other things that could have happened.
We're going back hometo friends and family we knowso why am I afraid?
>>25919226Male NPC's can be threatening, there will be (a lot) more eventually, but right now you're travelling with a hired guard, a love interest and your little sister.Tie between Pan and Lily for morning of first day.
>>25919292voting for lily first
>>25919257+1 to 4/6 in pool>>25919344>>25919366So lily first, lets go with 2d20 to get some insight into her abilities and train her a bit more with her sword use.
Rolled 5, 11 = 16>>25919393
Rolled 2, 3 = 5>>25919393
Rolled 20, 15 = 35>>25919393Rolling
>>25919436Dat 20. Writeup incoming.
Rolled 1577, 5188 = 6765>>25919493>Dat 20Thank you!
As the ship pulls out of the cove, it stays relatively close to the coast of the fire nation islands. Resolving to spend some time developing your relationship with Lily you enter the cabin Pan strongarmed the Captain out of while Pan and Ming are above-decks."Lily, I have something to confess""What would that be Maro? Trying to break my heart already by telling me about another woman? or that you've been holding out in Pai-Sho? Or are you out of tea leaves?""Nothing so dire I fear, its actually about when you kissed me and somehow knew about the Oonagi""I don't think that makes any kind of sense in hindsight, how can you say I knew about that""In the past few weeks I've seen spirits, I met the spirit in Mings weapon, I think, I met another creature named Koh in an out of body experience... and -thing- terrified me.""Where are you going with this Maro""After spending some time with you I met a spirit named Wisdom, it told me that you had the ability to sometimes tell the future""Lord Maro, it is rude to tease!""Think on it, have there been times when you've somehow known things before they happened""I usually feel things after games of pai sho, I knew you'd buy me a dress and that my life would be changing though I didn't know how, I've also gotten the same feeling from tea ceremonies at times... I'm not sure about kisses - that only happened once""Well, lets not dwell on it too long, do you want to practice with your sword more?""oh! yes" Lily begins to clap excitedly as some of her heavier clothes fly off.Spending a few hours working on her swordplay, mobility and ending with a massage to strengthen her muscles she makes relatively good progress, a few more sessions and you think she'd be as good as people given formal training for about a year. You wonder if Rokan would approve.With Rokan on your mind, you're reminded that Pan asked to talk to you - right as pan enters the room.
>>25919719You don't need to bump the thread.
>>25919762Asking Pan what she wanted to speak to you about she answers with two different things[ ] Pan suspects that she believes she was betrayed. Brainstorm together[ ] Pan wants to know what your relationship with lily is. Be honest[ ] Pan wants to know what your relationship with lily is. Deflect by asking about Rokan.
>>25919762>Lily begins to clap excitedly as some of her heavier clothes fly offWell that was faster than last time>>25919804>[ ] Pan suspects that she believes she was betrayed. Brainstorm together>[ ] Pan wants to know what your relationship with lily is. Be honest
>>25919804>[2 ] Pan suspects that she believes she was betrayed. Brainstorm together>[1 ] Pan wants to know what your relationship with lily is. Be honest
>>25919804>[ ] Pan suspects that she believes she was betrayed. Brainstorm together>[ ] Pan wants to know what your relationship with lily is. Be honest
>>25919859>Lily begins to clap excitedly as some of her heavier clothes fly off>Well that was faster than last timeLast session ended with Maro and her kissing in her tent. This session we woke up there... I'm pretty sure there's a reason she's not quite so body-shy with us anymore.
>>25919859>>25919900>>25919979Writeup incoming, Thread feels kind of slow today - just a lot of lurkers or what?
>>25919999I'm lurking mostly. Wrote a haiku, but haven't voted on any of the options.Mostly because I'm autism as fuck and I'd rather do something else than try to think about how to deal with our imaginary harem. More enjoyable to just read it later.
"What is your relationship with Lily, Maro?""... We've been falling in love Pan, we've discussed some practicalities and she's aware that we may not ever be able to marry""Our mother would be happy I think, Lily is a good match for your temper and melancholy"."You think so do you? It's nice to hear about home""Speaking of home, Maro... I wanted to talk to you about my kidnapping. I know I was supposed to be married off to a wealthy house but I don't exactly know which one. I can think of a few things that would warrant my kidnapping... and a few people behind them for said situations""Why don't we go over it with Rokan, Pan?""... I think she might have been involved.""What?""I don't like the thought - but i have to accept that it's possible. The major situations I can think of were that the noble house I was being married into wanted nothing to do with me and so kidnapped me to avoid it - it would bring them shame though. The other possibility is that Rokan arranged the marriage and then had me kidnapped to spite the family in question, bringing them terrible shame - you know her temper Maro, it is possible""I don't believe she would do something like this - is there someone else possible?""It could be isolated, but I'm preferential to the powerful and connected - it could have even been an outside party seeking to cause trouble for both of us""... I'm not positive of that, I have a suspicion that the culprit lies close to us but isn't Rokan, or our parents, did anyone new come to the island in the last few years?""There was a new tax man, and a few imperial stewards took it upon themselves to attempt to 'manage' the flow of tea, Rokan has mostly intimidated them however""I do not like this conspiracy"Day two[ ] Train with lily[ ] Spar with Ming[ ] Speak to Mayu
>>25920262>[ ] Speak to MayuMaybe we can tell her a few things about us since we've already asked about herself, I think.
I have no idea what to do
>>25920262Kinda expected others to be here by now.3.
>>25920427*shrugs* if nothing else I can always pick it up sometime tomorrow or the like.
>>25920262>[ ] Spar with MingThough my power growsNothing can ease the beatingThe heart is untamed
>>25920262[X] Spar with Ming
>>25920458I'd rather you not.Glad to have you back, Bread!
>>25920262Woops, knew I forgot an option.[ ] Try to decipher THE SCROLL
Rolled 1 + 4>>25920543ALL GLORY TO THE SCROLLDecipher the scrollbecome master of fire,dragon of lightning.
>>25920616>Decipher the scrollLet's do that with friendly benders, not alone when it's harder than fuck.
Right, please roll for sparring with Ming, 2d20 - this will bring you half-way through the remaining journey to jin.
Rolled 1, 10 = 11>>259206781 bender
Rolled 15, 9 = 24>>25920678
Rolled 16, 12 = 28>>25920678Rolling
Rolled 7, 19 = 26>>25920678
Rolled 3, 12 = 15>>25920678
Rolled 8, 14 = 22>>25920678
Rolled 20, 7 = 27>>25920678Opposed rolls time.
>1 vs 20
>>25920691>>25920730>>259207561 vs 20, ahahaha
>>25920756>20 vs 1Farewell Dragon MaroDona Eis RequiemI won't forget you
>>25920804You linked to the 26 but not the 28
>>25920825Bread usually does best of first 3. Crit fail on first roll locked in the 1, I guess out of sympathy he decided to take the 19?
Any last words before Maro gets rekt hard?
>>25920860>Bread usually does best of first 3.The 28 was on the 3rd roll.The 26 was on the fourth.
Demanding that Ming spar with you, you finally manage to drag her out of the lookout and her pipe tobacco."Fine Maro, we'll spar - but I'm letting Gen Xiao Ren run this match""Wait, what d-" you start, before being interrupt by a girl shrieking like a baboon-dog, spinning her Guan Dao and leaping straight at you, all the while Gen's face and six arms hovering in the air over and around Ming.Punching forward trying to do something to defend yourself, you feel a twinge of where Lao Len struck you weeks ago. The fire you try to create blows up in front of your hands, moments before you eat two feet in the face, get your feet sweeped out from under you... and knock your head on the deck, sliding into uncaring blackness.Spending the rest of the morning being the laughing stock of the crew - especially Mayu and nursing a minor concussion which Pan berates Ming ferociously about almost challenging her to a fight herself, before Ming apologizes making a fight unnecessary.The afternoon goes much better with it being Ming herself fighting - after the first fight the crew is very intent upon betting between your matches in the later part of the evening. Winning most of the matches with a mix of bending and staff fighting you only really lose when you decide to focus solely on your staff.2nd to last day before getting back to Jin. Pick two actions, the same action may be repeated[ ]Train more with lily[ ]Train more with Ming[ ]Speak with Mayu[ ]Attempt to research the scroll (dc : very hard)[ ]Write-in
>>25921098>[ ]Attempt to research the scroll (dc : very hard)We should get this done before landfall I wager.
>>25921098>[ ]Train more with Ming>[ ]Speak with Mayu
>>25921191Samefag here.Scratch off Ming and train with Lily instead.
>>25921098[X]Speak with Mayu[X]Train more with lily
>>25921098Can we have an everyone be pals and do something together? I know ancient notasia ships don't exactly have movie night, but I'm sure we can think of something.
>>25921098scrolltrain with ming or lily
>>25921259You mean like group cuddling?
>>25921259Maro is a poet and a singer by training. Lily isn't exactly a great dancer but could be asked to perform. Pan can play a stringed instrument damn well, it could be a little relaxing show for the crew.
>>25921191>>25921199>>259212121d20 for training lily.
>>25921358I like this. We will be the opening act of TALENT NIGHT
Rolled 6>>25921371I rolled both of the last two 1s.GLORY!
Rolled 9>>25921371Holy fuckshit balls PREPARE FOR FAIL
>>25921383>>25921435>>25921552Damn. All those nines.
Training Lily some more on basic principles of sword fighting, she's finally ready for one of her first sparring sessions you decide - sparring with her using only your sai, you identify that she has a pattern of trying to use her offhand to distract... and more frequently you find yourself distracted by sweat rolling down her skin and hair sticking to the side of her face. Calling the match a little bit early after trapping her sword Flame-Taker she begins to insist upon another massage and you naming your Sai and Khakkara - it seems that in only a brief amount of time Rokan has infected your student with her madness through the vessel of your sister.Working on Lily's muscles you're thoroughly distracted by the pleasured noises she makes as you work out muscle kinks in her legs. You begin to suspect she's doing it on purpose. The distractions make both the training and the massage less effective than you hoped. Smoking in the corner of the cabin, Ming finds herself more and more amused by your reactions, even as she flushes slightly herself, it seems Ming embarasses easily.Leaving to get some air, you decide to climb up into the lookout, where you find Mayu."You look troubled firebender""Only slightly""What troubles you so"[ ]Spirits[ ]Returning home[ ]Relationships[ ]Being pursued.
>>25921626>[ ]Returning home
Rolled 11>>25921626>[ ]Spirits>[ ]Returning home>[ ]Relationships>[ ]Being pursued.all of the above. maro got 99 problems
>>25921626>[ ]Returning home>[ ]RelationshipsHonestly I think these are our biggest problems right now.
>>25921668Thankfully a bitch aint one+1
>>25921706Pretty sure Rokan might change that right fucking quick here,
Writeup is coming, It'll be done soon.
>>25921752True.So we got 100 problem and a bitch is one.
>>25921810two words make for a simple solutionharem optionafter all, nobility was expected to either have several wives, or several consorts in order to spread the family bloodline
>>25921800have to doublecheck a few things.
>>25921917From they way DB is making it sound I think Rokan is gonna be something of a yandere type, like we choose her or we don't choose anybody,
Rolled 16>>25921917incest harem
"My largest fear is of returning home - I have been gone, much has certainly changed certainly. I spent years at a prestigious firebending school only to accidentally kill a fellow student in gradutation""And this troubles you?""Only slightly, I fear his families retribution but the monks have promised to do much to shelter me from it. Ten Ping was an abuser, wastrel and blight, I do not feel much over his death""And your other problems?""Women mostly. My sister was kidnapped in a plot I do not fully grasp the extent of yet. She believes our tutor is behind it?""Would it be a problem if she was?""Rokan has always been hard for me to get a full measure of, she came into my life when I was but a child. Despite her station and age relative to mine she has always acted as though she is in love with me, I've never been sure how I feel about her she's been so aggressive and competitive when it comes towards me. Believing she's complicit in a plot against my family troubles me greatly.""Multiple women love you, I cant begin to imagine how that compounds your world ending troubles" Mayu says in a completely flat toneSlightly shocked you say nothing, before laughing"And here I am confiding in a complete stranger""I respect your honesty Maro, but you must find the answers to your own problems. If nothing else pray to the spirit world""There-in lies more problems, I've been seeing spirits... one asked me to find the avatar and aid her, my own problems are far more immediate though""Do not mock the spirit world like that! the spirit world is for the avatar alone"[ ]Try to calm Mayu down, by explaining you don't know what's been going on either[ ]Apologize[ ]Drop the subject of your problems and talk about Mayu herself.
>>25922109>sorry about the long time to post, had to doublecheck some things that weren't in my notes.
>>25922109>[ ]Try to calm Mayu down, by explaining you don't know what's been going on either
>>25922109>[ ]Drop the subject of your problems and talk about Mayu herself.Delicious backstory.
>>25922190You got her backstory in the last thread.
>>25922109>[ ]Apologize>[ ]Try to calm Mayu down, by explaining you don't know what's been going on either[ ]talk about Mayu herself.in this order
>>25922109>[ ]Try to calm Mayu down, by explaining you don't know what's been going on either>[ ]Apologizefire and lightningfast and powerful they arequick to hurt others
>>25922109"How was that mocking? And from what I heard, the Avatar is a bridge to the spirit world, not its owner."
Why don't Maro have a coo trenchcoat like the guy in the OP pic?
>>25922109[X]Try to calm Mayu down, by explaining you don't know what's been going on either"The Avatar is bridge to the spirit world, and possibly the main link between worlds, but not the only one to interact with it. I don't know why I've been seeing so much of it as I dream or why it has taken an interest in me, but I swear upon my honor that I do not lie."
>>25922109"In my short time traveling, I have encountered spirits of war, nature, and wisdom and even one who filled me with both fear and awe. The Avatar is the bridge of our worlds but not the only one to travel between them. A storm is brewing Mayu and I believe my destiny is to play a part in conjuring it."
>>25922378>>25922429Goddamnit guys, why do you make me choose between these. BRB, REWRITING.
>>25922378>>25922429We're going to be learning from dragon spirits aren't we? I'm down.
>>25922486we're up to Gen=WarWisdom=WisdomStone Dragon=Nature/earth?Kou=Spirit of oh shit please don't eat my face
>>25922554Do phoenix spirits exist? Ozai was the phoenix king so that must be another part of the spiritual world.
>>25922109>[ ]Try to calm Mayu down, by explaining you don't know what's been going on either"I don't know what is going on either."
>>25922624phoenix's don't die so if they exist i don't think they could become spirits, but then again its the spirit world so nothing i say means anything really
>>25922378"The Avatar is bridge to the spirit world, and possibly the main link between worlds, but not the only one to interact with it. I don't know why I've been seeing so much of it as I dream or why it has taken an interest in me, but I swear upon my honor that I do not lie.""If what you say is true - it is *deeply* troubling... I'm sure you know but the Yuyan come from a region mountains in the earth kingdom, we identify as fire nation and serve in the fire nation army, but when I left years ago the earth kingdom was showing many overt signs of aggression - both inside its own boundaries and towards the northern and southern water tribes.""In my short time traveling, I have encountered spirits of war, nature, and wisdom and even one who filled me with both fear and awe. The Avatar is the bridge of our worlds but not the only one to travel between them. A storm is brewing Mayu and I fear my destiny is to play a part in conjuring it.""Storms have no need of fire""You are right there... but I am Maro of the -lightning-""Firebenders don't use lightning, even I know this"Stepping back, you inhale and center yourself, splitting seperating your chi, yin and yang, after brief moments of making the requisite slow circles with your hands, lightning sparking around your fingertips, you thrust your hands towards the night sky and a great many-pronged bolt of lightning flies out.Mayu looks upon you in mortified shock."I am something new." you say."... You may refuse me, but I don't care if I need to track you around the world by myself... I *am* coming with you. Destiny does not thrust one such as you before me on mere coincidence"[ ]accept Mayu's offer[ ]Reject it.
>>25922677Wan Shi Tong existed in the real world entirely. As did the little fox spirit knowledge seekers.A phoenix would totes work
>>25922707>The Avatar is bridge to the spirit world, and possibly the main link between worlds, but not the only one to interact with it.>The Avatar is the bridge of our worlds but not the only one to travel between them.Kinda redundant.Go ahead and accept. May as well. More bitches for the harem.
>>25922707[X]Accept Mayu's offer"I've noticed a complete lack of coincidence in my own life as well. Everything seems to have meaning."
>>25922771Copy-paste with minimal editing, ignore the repeated bits.
>>25922707>[ ]accept Mayu's offerOr at least "I won't stop you"
>>25922707"Rarely does destiny call upon us a time of our convenience"Is Mayu ready to go with us? What does he have to lose if he does go?
We should practice with lightning until we can do crazy shit like magnetism. Would be nice to be able to yank the swords from everyone's hands and tell em to fuck off instead of just cooking them.
>>25922707AcceptFly far young arrowthough destiny may break youthe storm will shelter
>>25922837Metalbending is earth only - and it doesn't exist until Toph Bei Fong beats the shit out of some metal.
Mayu I accept.More bitches for the harem?I couldn't refuse.
>>25922837Or...we turn their weapons into lightning rods for our attacks. We can charge metals right? We could change our weapons to steel rods instead of swords to act as lightning rods or something.
>>25922870>what about glassbending? glass is sand and sand is earth
I'll be back in a little bit.
>>25922870There's a big difference between precisely controlling metal itself and making a fuckhuge magnetic pulse.
>>25922899I'm surprised the desert bandits don't make a fortune. Though with fire and earthbending the avatar could make it as well. Much like Roku with lava.
>>25922845I like L5R as much as the next guy but>Brick on a stick warhammerDisgusting.
>>25922870>>25922905maybe not metalbending in a sense, but we could learn to resonate our lightning with metal in such a way to repel or attract metal. maybe not as focused as legit metal bending but more focus on single object to push/pull or area repel/attract, though that would also mean no metal weapons or armor could be worn and our allies might lose theirs until we can control it better
>>25922875This is muy bueno.Excellente, if I may.I lick my lips now.
the lightning dragonsits on a throne of bitchesMaro is a boss
>>25922954Would be useful in a sword fight or against metal projectiles. Electric deflect.
>>25922707>[ ]accept Mayu's offer
>>25922722So when we master a scroll about dragons, we'll learn phoenix style. For now we're just salamander style.
>>25923048Then we'll teach the avatar this move, then this will be the best high-five ever.
Bitches fall like rainmaro needs an umbrelladrowning in pussy
>>25923101>like this anon?
>>25923205That is how we kill Koh and every other nasty spirit world creature.
Damn, so far we have three hot babes following us aroundfour if you count Panyou perverts, and were gonna meet up with the avatar, who is also a chick. Were gonna need some bros to keep balance man.
>>25923243We should find a water-bending bro.
>>25923284Someone who can walk on water, heal with his powers and can calm storms. We need water-bending Jesus if we're dealing with the spirit world guys.
>>25923243>implying our true element isn't bitchmagnet
>>25923357and douse enemies in water for our lightning of course
>>25923372I'd just be all for finding three other bending prodigies and they all learn from each other so they can teach the avatar.
>>25923357Maybe he could be one of those swamp dudes.
>>25923359Bitchbending, truly the most powerful of the bending schools.
>>25923566We gotta go pretty far south to see foggy swamp style. When you start hearing banjoes....your there.
>>25923570the fall of lightningis yet but a preclude tothe storm of bitches
>>25923587>Water-bending Swamp Jesus, there is but one element and it is not wearing pants
>>25923681>>25923681No better place to get our lessons from chakras and chi from.
I wonder if all these bitches haikus count for anything at all.
>>25923681I can see him floating down river, Huck Finn style. Only with less use of the n-word on his part.
>>25923707Well today's theme is not mackin' hos. So they're just for fun.
>>25923587Unrelated question, but what's a good Chinese equivalent for Keith?Me and my buddy Hsu...
>>25923698>>25923698Don't forget all 85 jing terms. We probably know positive, negative and neutral jing being a fire-bending prodigy.
>>25923778Keith means wood or forest so...Lin?
>>25923810>jingI thought it was just jin.
You know what this harem needs? Lolis.
Weep, Maro for yourharem is lacking in itsamount of lolis
>>25923960... no thanks.
>>25923960>>25924227Kamichi pls leave
>>25923960>You know what this harem needs? Older women.ftfy
>>25923960Why can't you be a normal person and ask for a redneck waterbender?
>So sorry, roommate asked for my help with something stating '10minutes'>An hour later..... yeah
"You see to the heart of things quickly, Mayu, you are welcome to join me""I would have came, even if you refused - I do not believe in coincidence""My faith in it sinks rapidly""You said you've spoken with spirits - what do they call you""Dragon of Storms, Lightning-Child""That is a name of power... in the shrines of the Yu Yan mountains, few names would have as much importance, only the greater spirits, avatars and the like""Would it trouble you if I told you that I was referred to as only one aspect of the dragons of the storm?""... That does trouble me""Fly far young arrowthough destiny may break youthe storm will shelter"Climbing down from the outlook and admiring the spine of the oonagi now used to reinforce the once-broken mast, at least one crewman who saw you shoot lightning pretends like he saw exactly the opposite - there was nothing special about what he saw at all, you hear him trying to convince himself.Heading belowdecks to the cabin and your bed, you think of what you'll do on the last day... deciding upon a bit of poetry, a duet between yourself and Lily with Pan playing music if you can convince her. You'll decide to spend the morning practicing in preparation for a performance at night.>Please roll 2d20 for performance skills.
>>25923960>not asking for the avatarshe's a girl right? I forgot what DB said, I know the avatar is an earthbender.
Rolled 1, 8 = 9>>25924456
Rolled 16, 2 = 18>>25924456
Rolled 8, 9 = 17>>25924456>least one crewman who saw you shoot lightning pretends like he saw exactly the opposite Hm. So. Lightning redirect lesson now? i know we can produce it but, do we know how to redirect it yet?
Rolled 13, 6 = 19>>25924456
Rolled 20, 20 = 40>>25924456dice!
Rolled 20>>25924497and the second
>>25924514>double 20 pls pls pls>>25924456
>>25924514... Holy fuck?
>>25924514Y'know what. It's not like it's combat or anything and that shit is rare enough that I'm just gunna roll with it.
>>25924527you are a just and kind god, and I will worship[ your thread before all others
>>25924514>>25924515Holy shit, firebender quest really is lucky.
>>25924514moments hesitationcan down entire armiesFucking lame captcha
>>25924527MY BREAD IS A DELICIOUS BREADI PRAISE HIS NAME
>>25924527>and we become legend in the hearts and souls of those who witness our performance, and they sail the world spreading our name
Rolled 5>>25924606Aw fuck I've been screenshotted. My life is complete.
>>25924754You're more the small yapping dog getting carried along by the double 20 rich bitch. Sure, you're kinda neat, but nobody really gives a fuck.
>>25924783Are you saying double 20's are the Paris Hilton of rolls?
>>25924795Considering they didn't actually do anything important here, yes...
>>25924783Man that isn't cool. I know I'm playing second fiddle but no need to harsh my good vibes. Polite sage for off topic
>>25924795>that feel when your dice-throwing skills are as legendary as a pop-media turboslut
Waking up early in the morning with your devious plan in mind, you quickly demand musical instruments from the crew, with the expressed desire that it be an *absolute secret*, you also demand the use of anyone who can play who quickly oblige.Lily when she wakes up is quick to demand that you practice swordplay, instead you ask her to sing and dance... she's a little bit clumsy but you can tell her swordplay lessons are helping - correcting her dance when necessary you also provide a brief bit of musical training as well. When the instruments come you ask Pan which one Rokan trained her with. Pan replies simply "All of them, music is a required skill for a noble lady, I am best with stringed instruments though". Ming comes by and takes an interest in a drum, when you question her on it "Gen wants to play". Rehersals go incredibly well and afterwards you demand that Lily, Pan and Ming all switch into their best clothes - Lily and Pan offer to help beautify Ming and each other as they begin to recognize what you're working at.Working with the crew separately you're thoroughly impressed with their musical ability, once you teach them the piece, you go above and begin setting the stage. Once prepared you signal the crew you absconded with to come up and begin playing. Belowdecks you change into your best clothes, and instruct the ladies to wait.With a display of artistic firebending and poetry you captivate the attention of the crew as you drift into port, as the music plays Lily, Pan and Ming make their appearances. The crews jaws collectively drop - despite seeing these women daily they're amazed at the transformation.Before they can mask their astonishment, lily and yourself launch into a duet... ships from the port are drawn like moths to the flame by the music, pomp and beauty of the display. Your ship is escorted into port and an impromptu festival is kicked off. Singing and dancing rules the night at Jin.>cont
>>25924935>Trying to avoid being discovered by people who would do us and our family harm>Start a fuckhuge festival heralding our arrival homeThis won't bite us in the ass.
The final notes to the impromptu festival are a skylight display with your own firebending.>Lily has now overcome her 'fear' of singing and dancing - it turns out she was much better than she thought>The captain and crew are incredibly impressed, a few caught up in the impromptu festival end up dragged into on the spot marriages with some of the unwed ladies and widows of the island.>Ming Puar likes drums, she demands Gen teach her how to play.>Pan smiles genuinely for one of the first times since you've rescuedAs your skylights display ends, you hear the crowds shouting "Lord Maro has returned" go somewhat silent as they part... Revealing a litter bearing, your mother Sho, your father Maru... and off to the side curtains are drawn from a separate litter, and nearly incomparable in her beauty, Rokan is revealed.End of Firebender quest episode 12: Homecoming.Q&A is open, and thread is already archived.
>>25925052Are we gonna be the last element the Avatar learns?
>>25925062and many spelling mistakes, Apologies for slightly shorter length tonight, I started the thread hungover and with a massive headache (I'm pretty sure it's visible throughout the thread). I'd have tried to fit more in but hour long roommate escapade cut into things. Figured I'd end it on the double crit high-note.
>>25925052A good session Bread.How goes the character sheet?
>>25925089Air -> Water -> Earth -> Fire is the cycle shown in the shows.So... Earth -> Fire -> Water -> Air.
>>25925052Hot damn Bread.You trying to make us waifu Rokan or what
>>25925091It's fine :)And this was a good thread.When will the next one be?
>>25925098I lost about 3 hours of work on the pastebin due to Misery (cat) resetting computer on me... The character sheet is probably going to be a seperate document and will require a bit of reformatting, I'm not sure when it'll be ready.(picture is the little bastard sitting on the far side of the bathtub - he almost fell into a full tub trying to get there himself once... he likes to walk across legs to get there too).>>25925158Thursday.
>>25925145Only trying to convey Maro's *incredibly* confused feelings about her.
>>25925196Quite the auspicious name.
>>25925366He's a bit whiney, so he got asked if he was miserable. it stuck.
>>25925409I forgotwhat gender is the Avatar
>>25925588Female - I need to introduce more male members to the cast. I got asked if the avatar was Kiyoshi last thread
>>25925608maybe have the rest of her tutor's be male
>>25925623>Maro has his own harem>Avatar has her own reverse harem with Maro's harem being a sub-haremThis quest is some kind of harem inception hell.
>>25925608I'll say! This feast is nothing but seafood! Fish tacos and oysters everywhere. Only one sausage and it flew away after we broke its arm.
>>25925623Possible, I think I have the art saved for them now (finding art for characters has been a bit hard, /c/ is not normally a board I go to but goddamn if they don't have good art if you can get them on the right topic)I believe I'm going to use this as the art for Song.
>>25925678The alternative is this - but I don't like it *as* much
>>25925678>Not getting your character art from /cm/It's like you hate the avatar or something.
>>25925704Oh I got the most recent two pics from /tg/ itself. /c/ is what I raided for pan, sho and rokan (alternate!)
>>25922954>>25925608any thoughts on this Bread?
>>25925678Any art for Appalachian Swamp Christ?
>>25925789>Appalachian Swamp Christomg that's brilliant, I'm using this at some point
>>25925766I'll consider it. Honestly doesn't seem very practical though because the general solution that firebending has for problems is 'throw more fire at it'.>>25925789Honestly I -hated- the swampbenders. I have a bit of art prepared for waterbenders but nothing as far as swampbenders.
>>25925650>Avatar has male harem, one of whom has his own female harem.It's so anime it burns.
>>25925865I don't see why it's being referred to as 'harem'. Only one of the girls has expressed *any* romantic interest in Maro, one is his little sister, and the other two are competent warriors - to the point where *two* of them practically took out a pirate ship by themselves
>>25925841true, more fire is the usual option, but Maro is quite collected and focused or at least more so than the average firebender. I can picture him using his staff or something to generate a current or something and while different we are the first lightning bender>we really need to get some lightning training in soon, but your thread so do what you feel works>
>>25925975We've got the scroll - Rokan is a firebender.
>>25926001yes this is true, I want to have at least something learned from the scroll before we meet the Stone Dragon but lets not forget our best teacher when it comes to lightning is ourself
I just read through the entire story up until now. Pretty awesome. I look forward to more.
>>25926032That or the time traveling ghost of Iroh.
>>25926032Y'know - with lightning we actually hold something over Rokan now. Up until now her relationship has been Tutor + Student... now we've got things that she doesn't.
>>25926072>random firebender steals our secret to lightning bending>tries to kill us>defeat him with the unstoppable combo of lightning defection and tea
Like this, but there be dragons upon it.