>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 with misarchivals going on I generally archive threads shortly after I start.>Haiku pool starting value : 2 / 6 pool points>Todays theme : Choices>About the haiku pool, It is a mechanic that allows any player to draw up to three points from the pool for a +2 bonus (per point, so +2/+4/+6) to any 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 spent will be taken and subtracted from pool. If there is only a single success 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 we fought Rokan for some breathing space and won for the first time ever. Trying to sort out some of his emotions on the matter Maro consults with his family who tell him to try not to argue with her for too long. Asking for forgiveness for the outburst at the end of the fight Maro is confronted with Rokan confessing that she's been in love with him for fourteen years, attempting to steer the conversation in a different direction Maro reveals the firebending scroll he discovered and asks Rokan for help translating it.
You are Maro of Jin also known as Maro of the Lightning.Rokan stands before you, scroll unrolled before her befuddled and sputtering at the knowledge it contains. "Where did you get this!? Who penned this!? these forms are so complicated... Amazing... they've even thought of methods of defensive firebending. Is that an orb of lightning?""Can you help me work on one of the techniques Rokan?""In the morning. I'll need to spend some time studying the scroll yet tonight, unless..." Rokan lets the sentence trail off."Unless what?""I wonder why Lily likes you, or if five years have made you intentionally dense, I just told you I'm infatuated with you Maro and it's been a long day, will you stay with me?"[ ]Stay with Rokan[ ]Ask her for some time to think.[ ]Ask her to work on the scroll.[ ]write-in
>>26217115>Stay with Rokan.
>>26217115[X]Stay with Rokan
>>26217115> [x] Ask her to work on the scroll
>>26217115[X]Stay with Rokan"Some of the density isn't really there, it's just useful to pretend to be dense. It lets me sort things out at my own pace.I've missed you Rokan."
>>26217251this guy gets it - Maro isn't dense, he just likes to think about shit
>dese people waifuing
>>26217072>>Todays theme : ChoicesSittin' in the front seat. Chillin' in the back seat.Which seat can I take?
>>26217394Oh god damnit.We've entered Bread's magical realm. And it's full of older women.
>>26217410If I changed "Sittin" and "Chillin" to "Bitches", and then also changed the "seat" in line 3 to "bitch", would it be more appropriate?I think it fits this problem of harem economics quite well.
>>26217115[x] Ask for time to let Lily know so she doesn't come looking for us.She SAYS she realizes we'll never get married, but how well she's really accepted it is anyone's guess.
>>26217367Seasons come and go,The lily bloomed when tended,Will more shoots follow?
>>26217394We better be having a 5 way with Rokan, Lily, the one whos name I can't remember, and that firebending scroll.
>>26217440[x] Ask for Lily to show up, we keep it open only with consent.
>>26217488The Yu Yan, you mean?I think she was... her name being... I'm... not... sure?
>>26217514Mayu Bei - White Hawk
>>26217115>[ ]Stay with Rokan>[ ]Ask her to work on the scrollCan we try both?
>>26217496In a noble setting, it would be considered rude to have two ladies present at the same time.
>>26217544They can take turns.
>Things getting hot and heavy>Rokan jams the scroll up her cunt>"ROKAN YOU NASTY BITCH"I wouldn't put it past her after the blood kiss. Hell, maybe she'll be all "Maro, have you ever wanted to try something new?" and then jam the scroll up his ass.
>>26217536>doin it dragon style.If people want to get lily's consent on this I can rewrite. It is somewhat out of character for a noble to ask his mistress for permission but we can work with it
Question for the newfag; what era is this RP set it? Relative to the series? Like whois the current avatar.
>>26217581I like it, very Marstonian.
>>26217566That's sort of the case, but what happened between a man and a woman was considered a private matter. It wasn't rare to visit multiple ladies, sometimes in the same day, but each had to be given her own attention. Each relationship was to be cultivated as its own unique thing. They could still see each other, and even be good friends (in theory). But asking them to share in matters that should be private is a serious breach of etiquette.
>>26217592If you don't mind could you please drop your name and trip for the thread, it's distracting. As for setting it's set well before A:TLA, Maro is the first one in canon to use lightning. The current avatar is an earthbender and we don't know anything about her really besides being asked by koh to find her and teach her?
>>26217592>what era is this RP set it?LONG BEFORE THE YOUNG AVATAR'S ASCENT, IF YOU MUST KNOW
>>26217581Not so much "asking permission" but "informing her that this is happening so that she doesn't find out in another way".
>>26217627Cant we just go full Mormon on this bitch? Qing rules and all...
>>26217581We may be a nice noble, but we're still very much from a noble background. We do like Lily, but she's our mistress, we can let her know, but seeking permission seems odd.
>>26217528Technically white hawk would be Bai Ying wouldn't it? ("Northern Hawk" would also be a cool name).
>>26217635Oh sorry, I still had it on for the Night Somewhere RP; my bad.
>>26217115Christ Deeb, what is with you and the milfs? (Milves?)
>>26217655But we're not a Morman, Mr. Tripfag. We're NotAsian. And in the Asia that NotAsia is heavily based on, privacy and propriety are both very serious matters. >>26217581Then again, Maro doesn't strike me as a typical noble.
>>26217651If that's the only gripe maro can simply inform her himself, they're all at his estates.>>26217665>My mandarin is very poor, I make mistakes often. Sometimes I rely on whatever shit babelfish feeds me.
>>26217729That was kind of what I was driving at when I suggested he let Lily know.I mean, it's not like we're having a royal baby or some shit. We don't need to send a town crier to announce it.
>>26217708But Oriental Nobles were all about the polygamy. Confucianism ya know. (And lets not get started on the Thai or Egyptians)
>>26217772Meanwhile, outside the window of Lily's room:>HEAR YE, HEAR YE, LORD MARO IS ABOUT TO MAKE IT WITH AN OLDER WOMAN!
>>26217708Actually, the Fire Nation is a Combination of Meji Japan, Feudal China, and Ancient Egypt politically and New Zealand and Iceland Geographically.Lots of polygamy there.
>>26217808>HEAR YE, HEAR YE, LORD MARO IS ABOUT TO MAKE IT WITH AN OLDER WOMAN!TICKETS FOR VIEWERSHIP ARE 5 YUANS PER PERSON
>>26217801Yes, but they do it in a different way that reflects their "courtly values". And keeping romantic trysts under some semblance of privacy was one of those.
>kinda want this to blow up in everyone's face because spiteful dick>kinda don't want it to blow up in our face because drama like this is fucking annoyingl>know it won't blow up because magical realmNot entirely sure if happy or upset.
Iron and FlowerEqual in their perfection How could I choose one?
>>26217729>102nd year of the Republic.>Using babelfishYou bring shame on the revolution.>>26217860So let's just be discreet about it already.
>>26217860From what I can tell in what I am researching here, Polygamy was common among the upper classes, at varying levels of legitimacy based on the era.But once Confucianism hits its done with, so I guess it depends on what era of China/Japan/Notasia etc. we are supposed to be analogous to.
>>26217909>But once Confucianism hits its done withBy that I mean Confucius was ALL ABOUT the bitches. He pushed for Polygamy hard.
>>26217909Polygamy lasted waaaay into late Chinese culture. It was quite common among the upper classes, to the point where a slur for a mistress in modern day China is still Xiaosan ("Little Third (Wife)")
>>26217909Multiple wives was a thing of this era, but yes - it was kept 'discreet' even if you were visiting multiples in a night. It was less polygamy as it was polyamory most were treated as their own individual relationships with all the upkeep and maintenance that went into it.
>>26217909You don't have to guess. It's public knowledge that nobles can have mistresses and dalliances in the Fire Nation and it'd be completely okay.
"I'm not really dense Rokan, but acting like I am at times allows me time to think. You used to be part of the firelord court... I know you know people do this just to buy time""You're right, but sometimes letting people maintain their 'deceptions' is important" she says a moment before she kisses youYour lips breakmomentarily "... I cant spend the whole night with you Rokan.""I know, I hoped you might though." she says as she leads you towards her bedchamber, sloughing clothes along the way.Some time later, you step out of Rokans rooms into the cool night air.[ ] Sneak through Pan's rooms to lily (Dc: medium)[ ] Go to our own rooms and end the night.
Old bitch and young bitchI am pained by restrictionswhy can't I have both?
>>26217867+1 haiku pool
>>26217945If fire-upon-snow was any indication it's somewhat public knowledge that powerful *women* can have public dalliances and have it be completely okay.
>>26217949>screw it, Rokan cuddles
>>26217942When you say "this era" mind being more specific?
>>26217949>[ ] Sneak through Pan's rooms to lily (Dc: medium)We dontc love them hos
>>26218008The era of the quests setting obviously
>>26217949>[ ] Go to our own rooms and end the night.until we sit Lily and Rokan down together (tomorrow morning) and talk it over, let's not have sex with both in one night
>>26217949>[ ] Sneak through Pan's rooms to lily (Dc: medium)And if she notices, apologize but keep going.
>>26217949>[ ] Go to our own rooms and end the night.
>>26218054Rokan seems to be aware of *why* we cant spend the whole night with her.
>>26217949own rooms, look at the scroll alone more if able
>>26218093Scroll was left with rokan
>>26217949Sneak to see lily
>>26218112>>26218086>>26218070>>26218055>>26218054Dont hate the playerrather should you hate the gameWe dont love them hoes.
So we seem to be at a tie between sneaking or simply retiring to our own rooms
>>26218141Mako loves the hoeshe keeps them happy all nightthe harem must grow
>>26218152tie breaker vote for sneak!
>>26218152That was a request for a tiebreaker.
>>26218188>>26218172i haven't been in many quest threads, but are tie breakers more than additional vote? because i just gave one
>>26218206Most QM's will wait for a few votes to come in so it's not decided by a single quick response
My bitches love meAnd I love all my bitchesI come, and gain sense.
>>26218238oh, i see. cool then
Roll for sneaking (d20)
>>26218290new guy again. how do rolls work? is it just first one in response gets used?
>>26218250My ho, with my hoAnd So I must fuck them bothsore pussy, sore throat
>>26218342Fuck.Although, the fallout will be funny as fuck, I think.
>>26218305Best of first three, 1's being crit fails, 20's being crit successes. Read the first post for information on haiku pool.>>26218321>>26218250>>26218168>>26218141Can you stop spamming uninventive haiku's that have nothing to do with the theme, they aren't particularly funny or good, just distracting.>>26217867>>26217486This shit is good.
>>26218342Crit failure writeup incoming soon
>>26218372Those arent one person.
>>26218372Ah. But then, if it's best of the first three, why is >>26218404writing the crit failure when an 18 was rolled in the same set of three rolls?
>>26218455Because crit failures override noncritical successes.
>>26218476what about crit successes? sorry for being such absolutely oblivious
>>26218501Crit successes and Crit fails cancel each other out.
>>26218516cool. thanks everybody who's answered my questions!
Bitches to the leftTeachers to the right of meStuck in the middle(Same guy who wrote the other one, I just felt like this had a better ending)
>>26218545I liked the lil wayne one, both because it abridged a situation appropriate verse, but also followed the traditional haiku format of presenting a problem in the first line that is resolved in the later ones.
Opening one of the windows to Pans rooms you're met by the faces of both Ming and Mayu."That was quite the show Maro... was the bending intentional, cause the shadowplay was impressive" Ming starts"Pan watched for a bit, but after about three minutes she decided she didn't want to know what her wedding night would be like." Mayu says."Were you trying to emulate a dragon fighting a pheonix or something... I didn't thin that could go on for three hours" Ming whispers."... Did Lily see any of it?""No, she went to sleep earlier. I think your parents may have seen too though." Mayu adds"Oh. Wonderful... I was hoping to speak with lily""That wouldn't be advisable Maro, I know you're feeling pretty good right now but I still think that going for two in one night is a bad idea - Lao Len tainting your chi could probably cause you to drop dead from overexertion. In fact now that you're here... I want to visit the hotsprings here, Jin is a volcanic island and I think I might finally be able to fix whatever Lao Len did to you there."Flushing furiously at being so thoroughly caught in the act you start to answer them both[ ] Go to hotsprings[ ] Stay to study scroll.[ ] Other?
>>26218754>[ ] Go to hotsprings
>>26218754[X] Go to hotspringsHot springs are always good. It means we can clean up after our exertions.
>>26218754>Go to the hotsprings
>>26218803>>26218823This is going to lead us to more harem building aint it?go for it!
>>26218754Springs sounds like a plan
>>26218844No. Ming has eyes for another.
>>26218754>[ ] Stay to study scroll.Scroll is love. Scroll is life.
>>26218754>[ ] Go to hotspringsWhy not? Kind of a vacation anyway.
>>26218844>This is going to lead us to more harem building aint it?No.And I'm glad about that, since it's already annoying in Bleach Quest.
>Love triangles>Hot SpringsWe're like one degree from going full on Harem Anime.God yes.
>>26218754>[x] Go to hotsprings"I only wished to let her know what had developed. I was trying to be honest. As for the 'dragon and phoenix' resemblance, that wasn't unintentional.""As for fixing the damage Lao Len did, it's a good idea... I mean, it could very likely get me killed in a fight."
>>26218823Hotsprings are a great idea. We need to fix our chi.
>>26218858fuckin tease. soon she will learn the error of her ways.
"Fixing what Lao Len did is a good idea. If you think its for the best we should do it""I didn't think you'd be able to get him to agree so easily Ming" Mayu says with some astonishment"Maro's good like that, it's easy to get him to dote on women. Especially his sister." Ming beams at Mayu "Lily and Pan will be coming, I suggested it to them earlier"Turning from the two women in the window you head to your own rooms and sleep the rest of the night. House servants will take care of the preparations for the trip to the hotsprings, leaving you with some time to yourself[ ] Work out some of the scroll with Rokan[ ] Speak with Lily.[ ] other?
>>26219107Speak with Lily, I think
>>26219107>Work out some of the scroll with Rokan.
>>26219107>[ ] Work out some of the scroll with RokanSee what we can find out, especially since we can talk with Lily later at the hotsprings.
>>26219107Scroll. Because chaos!
>>26219107>[ ] Work out some of the scroll with Rokanwhile asking what she wants out of our relationship
>>26219107[x] Speak with Lily.
>>26219167I find myself kind of leaning towards this.
Leaving your own rooms you find Rokan in her chambers in a similar state of dishevelment to what you left her in last night, less hair is stuck to her body with sweat though and she is slightly more dressed."Rokan, did you stay up all night to work on the scroll?"She nods slightly "The things it had in it held my attention far too much, I think I've translated about three things from it, though i'll need your help to finish them off""What have you finished?""The first one was the most fascinating to me, it seems the creature in these scrolls adapted a method of firebending for close range defense - it used almost a shawl to defend itself, it seems more efficient than our typical solution of throwing more fire at problems""What was the second?""The second was a larger portion of the scroll, it's mostly based off the allegory you were working on - it seems like a much more mobile and stronger form of firebending, I think it would be well suited to you""What's the third?""That I'm not completely sure of, but it seems to be an orb of the lightning you're capable of generating, I have no idea what it would be capable of"[ ] Work on the defensive fire-shawl[ ] Work on completing the Dragon Style allegory[ ] Work on the lightning orb.These will require a roll, which will be asked for after a choice is made, it cannot be critfailed.
>>26219547>[ ] Work on the defensive fire-shawlDefense is good.
>>26219547I'd be partial to investigating the lightning orb. That's something that only we can do, so if Rokan herself makes any breakthroughs on the other two she can get us caught up later.
>>26219547definitely dragon styles
>>26219547Dragon Style Allegory.
>>26219610I agree. What's the point of directing only our attention to it when any firebender could help translate the first two?
>>26219584I dunno, firebending mostly seems to be about overwhelming their opponents. A style that allows us to do that easier is amazing.
>>26219664The only other firebender present is Rokan, and I'm not sure we *want* to teach other benders our secret spirit-world scroll techniques
>>26219547>[ ] Work on the lightning orb.we lightning bender
>>26219708Sharing that information with Rokan would be fine. If we can't trust her, we're already in deep shit anyway.
Seems like the consensus is for Dragon Allegory? You could try to teach Rokan lightning to see if she could work on the special techniques but that would require a seperate roll
>>26219547dragon style. most versatility
>>26219708Then you don't give it to them. If you didn't want anybody to learn your techniques, you'd go for the lightning orb, because a firebender could see your shawl and learn from it.
>>26219797Actually, it seems like lightning orb by my count. At least at the time of your post.
>>26219797let's try it at least. we want stronk waifus
>>26219811Reverse engineering techniques is *hard*
>>26219797I like trying to teach Rokan lightning. Then we're less of a special snowflake.
>>26219819Was a tie at time of post by my recount, I didn't see the last orb one.But the latest dragon style pushes it 4 : 3... so roll for dragon style and don't forget you *can* use haiku pool, which is currently at 3.
Rolled 4, 3 = 7>>26219880second is teaching Rokan the lightning
>>26219873Being a 'special' snowflake in a quest is actually a good thing, it gives people something to latch on to. I mean it's firebender quest so it's not like we're the most special snowflake (that shit is the avatar).
Rolled 12>>26219880for the style
Rolled 17 + 4>>26219880for teaching
>>26219914Yeah true enough. Still, we gotta pass on this shit at some point. Might as well get started!
>>26219897Well then.Make a second roll for attempting to teach Rokan lightning this will be hard. Uncalled for rolls will be discarded at this point.
Rolled 8 + 4>>26219951
Rolled 14>>26219951Rolling for making it look like we're teaching her but we really aren't.q
Rolled 8 + 6>>26219951
Well, you succeed at the allegory... but you just barely fail at teaching rokan lightning, you may try again... eventually.
>>26220104Meh, rather keep all the lightning goodness for ourselves anyway
>>26220104>barely failMeh. We can try later. Or she can try herself.
>>26220104eh, for the best.lets not pass down that technique until We're sure of she's clean of Pan's kidnapping
"I want to work on completing the allegory, can you help me identify what it's missing?""Show me what you've got so far"Displaying the use of a hand as the dragon head and the other as a claw you demonstrate the portion of the allegory you've completed. As you work through it Rokan makes some notes."You've got it mostly correct I believe Maro, but you need to remember the dragon has a tail, it also has wings and its breathing is even more powerful than whats required for normal firebending.""How would you implement these then Rokan?""Use your legs as the tail - not just your feet, the whole leg, grand sweeping kicks with one leg in the air to emulate how a dragon lashes about with its tail""That breaks any ability to move I'd have""Use jets of fire as your wings, create them with your hands"Attemping one of the kicks Rokan described you create a long sweeping circle of fire."Good Maro, now combine them"Taking a deep breath you make a small turn you thrust your hands at the ground and launch yourself into the air, spreading your arms you create trailing wings of fire as you fly across the room, your right leg trails fire from the knee waiting for you to throw it with a kick - you know you're moving faster and more offensively than any firebender you've ever seen. Coming down your combine thrusts of the hands that snap your 'wings' closed and an exhalation into an even more powerful wave of fire than you'd been able to generate before... the tips of your flames look like they're... blue? You're positive your eyes play tricks."Amazing, its so fast and powerful I might have to try the style myself some time, I still greatly prefer my celestial allegory however. What are your thoughts Maro? the style seems to be perfectly suited to you, you're a natural">cont
"I think in a longer fight it might tax my stamina, it seems hard to keep up... but it seems overwhelmingly powerful just from that small display. Rokan, do you think I could try to teach you how I generated lightning?""Do not tease me with such things! You know I leap at the chance for any new bending knowledge"Explaining at length the idea of seperating chi into positive and negative, and feeding your emotions to the inner flame, you direct her through the movements that you typically use to create lightning. You explain the concepts of guiding not controlling and as you stand pressed against her she seems to have it... only for it to explode in her face, sending you both flying."That's never happened before...""I'm afraid Maro""It's bending, you've never been afraid of that before""I'm not afraid of bending you idiot child, I'm afraid of you leaving, again. I know you plan to! Do not deny it... just tell me what you plan on doing." [ ] I plan on going to the Fire nation capital and petitioning the Firelord for the mercy of the eight deliberations[ ] I plan on leaving the fire nation some time to find and teach the Avatar.
>>26220636>forgot an option[ ]I'm still trying to make a decision... I'll let you know as soon as I do.
>>26220636both eventually"government first. Then train the Avatar..maybe. Wanna come with?"
>>26220636[x] Undecided.Both should happen at some point, but we have no idea which should happen first.
>>26220674>[ ]I'm still trying to make a decision... I'll let you know as soon as I do.
>>26220636Definitely teach avatar. Honorable teacher is best character archetype.
Fire nation is more immediate and pressing.
>>26220835I would tend to agree, but this is one of those times that our teacher might be open to advising us on.
>>26220636>[ ] I plan on leaving the fire nation some time to find and teach the Avatar.
>>26220636>[ ]I'm still trying to make a decision... I'll let you know as soon as I do.but no matter the decision, I would like you with me
>>26220979This is a nice thought. Keep her involved in our exploits, even if her social obligations prevent her from fully diving into our crazy shenanigans. Also, we might be able to use the time to discern whether she was involved in Pan's kidnapping.Speaking of which, I'd be much more inclined to take Pan with us because we still don't know all the details.
>>26221047She's not gonna like that, but that's kind of the point. Maybe work the "I'm not sure because holy shit spirits are talking to me" angle?
>Already writing, just having a bit of a hard time trying to get what I want to convey into a proper form. A bit more exposition, ho!
>>26221312Don't worry about it!
"I plan on..." as you open your mouth to speak the world blurs and runs like spilled ink and watercolor paints, you feel the far too familiar feeling of falling without movement. "I've ended up in the spirit world again at an important juncture. I guess they have something they want to tell me" you think out loud."Great Spirit. Stone Dragon I was told to call for you the next time I found myself lost in the spirit world" you shout, but your words fall on naught but the wind.Folding your arms back into your clothes you sit and wait for something, anything to happen."He has heard you and sends one of his children to fetch you, I tell you as a favor from the lonely one. He means to ask you something dangerous" says a voice from nowhere.Trying not to visibly show disturbance at things you cannot see speaking to you, you wait an indeterminate time until a dragon arrives and bows before you royally. "My father the great spirit has sent me, the fifth of his children to bear you to his courts. Hold tightly to my horns we will be traveling very quickly."The landscapes blaze by you as you ride the back of the great wyrm and after an unforgettable and indescribable journey, you are set down in a great stone walled garden, with many lesser dragons lounging about it and a great set of gates in front of you - spirits of the ancestors, you see human souls wandering here too, they all look to be like citizens of the fire nation.
"You will enter my fathers court and you will thank him for the scroll he presented to you" the fifth child of the great spirit instructs.Taking a deep breath you pass through the great gates you were set down in front of. The courtyard beyond is lined with intermittent pillars, but towering above them all is a great black scaled titan of a dragon. It reclines upon the largest pillar."Great Spirit, I thank you for your gift. I would ask why you have called me to your court." You bow and lower your eyes to the ground."The wind told me you had asked Koh if he would have you perform some task, some favor, for *him*. He was ripe with mirth in the telling of this tale. Is what the Wind tells me true, or does he play me - a Great Spirit - for a fool" the titanic wyrm booms."The wind does not lie, you have heard truth great spirit""Then I shall ask you for a favor as well in exchange for the gift I have bestowed upon you. The tenth of my children has transcended itself to the mortal world and seeks to cause disaster there.""Great spirit, I was under the impression that many spirits did not care for the mortal world""We do not, my child has displeased me. You will kill her for me. The wind tells me she lives somewhere in the fire nation capital.""... Why do you ask this of me, Great Spirit?""You give favors to the wretched beast Koh FREELY and you will not honor my request!? The Avatar does not do her duty mortal, yet you travel here and beg to be of use to one of the most loathed."The world bleeds around you again and you find yourself lying in a litter, with Lily and Rokan next to you. When you start to move Lily stops you "Ming told you not to over-exert yourself" She says"Where am I?""We're on the way to the hotsprings." Rokan informs[ ]Inform lily of your new relationship with Rokan.[ ]Thank Rokan for staying with you[ ]Tell them both that you've been seeing spirits again.
>>26221957>>26221969>Apologies for how long this one took, it really just wasn't working for me.
>>26221969>one more thing[ ]Ask one of them to call Ming
>>26221969>[ ]Tell them both that you've been seeing spirits again.
>>26221969"Sorry, I think I've just been asked by a spirit to track down one of his children here in the mortal realm but fine other than that. Thank you for looking after me Rokan."tell Lily about relationship, might as well since all three members are here now
>>26221969[x] That thing about the spirits.It's immediately relevant, and was probably going to come up with Rokan again anyways. So get it out of the way, then do the other two when the opportunity presents itself. Preferably Lily first.
>>26221969second then first, then third
>>26220636Is there any possible way we could utilize explosions in our bending? If someone gets too close, BAM, knock them on their ass and probably stun them to. It could go something like this: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL7j0JO-w0xWmxdRITueD-Flgx19-8UZIS
>>26221969>spiritsalso may as well thank Rokan and discuss matters with her and Lily since now is as good a time as any.
>>26222109>Minecraft playlist about bees... something something explosions.Why not this : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7W35dyPTh6o
>>26221969>[ ]Inform lily of your new relationship with Rokan.then spirits
>>26222197Shit, I meant to post this.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLS_HARAYZQ
>>26222329>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLS_HARAYZQSomehow I think that's less relevant
>>26221969You there, Bread?
"I've been seeing spirits again" you say as you let out a deep breath"Again?" Rokan exclaims."This would be new to you, I haven't made it known to many.""Who was it this time Maro" Lily asks."A spirit called the Stone Dragon - he sent me the scroll I 'found' to manipulate me into doing a favor for him. Apparently he was jealous that I offered to do a favor for another spirit""Wait, you offered to do a favor for a spirit? What are you now - the avatar?" Rokan says angrily"The favor he asked was for me to find and teach the avatar, he answered a great many questions of mine. It seemed proper""You consider issues of PROPRIETY with SPIRITS Maro?""I had just seen the spirit in question EAT THE FACE of another spirit Rokan, I didn't want to risk being improper." you shout back.Rokan deflates with a small "oh""... What did this Stone Dragon ask of you Maro?""He wanted me to kill the tenth of his children - for displeasing him"Before you even have a chance to protest Lily kisses you "... It is the tenth and it resides within the house of ten""What was that?" Rokan says, still angered"Lily sometimes knows things... I cannot explain it" You say"No I mean the kiss - to do so in front of me after what we did last night""What does she mean Maro""Rokan and I were intimate Lily.""Then she will be disappointed to know I had you first""YOU WHAT?" Rokan shouts. "How dare you! I've loved him for thirteen years!""Which would mean it took you a year to decide if -" Lily begins to respond as Ming pulls open the side of the litter."Both of you out. Now. This nonsense between you two will be resolved later." Ming says and stares both of them down. Lily leaves quietly, but Rokan matches Mings glare for some time before eventually deciding to submit."I will send Mayu in to check for spots of tainted chi - I have instructed her in what to look for. Do not exert yourself Maro."
A few moments later Mayu enters the litter and begins to remove your clothes."I heard the shouting, You've gotten yourself into a hell of a mess Maro, neither woman seems to want to back down"[ ]ask Mayu for advice on how to reconcile it[ ]ask Mayu for advice about spirits[ ]ask Mayu what Mings instructions were[ ]ask Mayu for advice on the journey ahead[ ]Other?
>>26223000Maro, Master of Swag.
>>26223015>[ ]ask Mayu for advice about spiritsis there a way to make them to stop telling me to do things?
>>26223015[x] All of the Above
>>26223015>[ ]ask Mayu for advice on how to reconcile it>[ ]ask Mayu for advice about spirits
>>26223015why not all the questions DeliciousBread?
>>26223015>can we have it all?
>>26223125>>26223129Writing in four different directions is hard.
>>26223152And by hard, I mean 'unpossible'.
>>26223015>[ ]ask Mayu for advice on how to reconcile it>inb4 threesome
>>26223152>and I'm patient>but your call
>>26223015Ask Mayu about reconciliation. Because honestly, those two are likely to kill us even before the spirits get a chance.
>>26223166>>26223152how about all except what Mings instructions were
>then its decided! the first one to get pregnant will be his legitmate wife, the other will just be his mistress!>OHGODWHY Maro.jpg
>>26223015>[ ]ask Mayu for advice on how to reconcile it
>ohgodI'mnotgoodatrelationships howdoimakethemstophatingeachother then?I suppose I can write that.
"Mayu - this is just a question - but if you were me... what would you do in my position?""Your current one? I'd let the person caring for you examine you and stop struggling""No, I mean with Lily and Rokan""Oh. I think I'd try to help them develop a relationship with each other, have them show each other what they're good at""Do you think that would work?""I have no idea, I've never been much for romance. Never had time for it as a soldier, never felt much like it after I killed my brother to keep the yu yan off my tail""That sounds... sad, I'm sorry about your brother""The alternative is minimizing the contact they have with each other.""I don't think I'd really like that""examinations almost over Sparky, got another question for me?"[ ]Explain spirit shenanigans and ask what she thinks we should do[ ]Ask for advice on spirits[ ]Ask how we checked out.
>>26223645The first one. She'll tell us the results of our checkup later.
>>26223645>[ ]Ask how we checked out."Am I clean?"
>>26223645[ ]Explain spirit shenanigans and ask what she thinks we should doShe'll tell us how we checked out anyways.
>>26223863>>26223723That's what you think. You don't tell a man who's got a bad case of the dying he's got a bad case of the dying because you want him to stay calm.
>>26223645[X]Explain spirit shenanigans and ask what she thinks we should do"I can't exactly not deal with the Great Dragon's request, it's a problem all of its own what with a dragon ending up in the fire nation, and if I don't do it for him I shudder to think of the consequences. But it's interfering with other favors I have to pay and otherwise making my life more complicated than it was already.I hate being caught in spiritual politics, normal politics are bad enough."
>>26223938And if she doesn't tell us, we make her. And if she lies to us, then we won't know until we're dead.
>>26223963Presuming she doesn't just 'nope.jpg' out of the litter when she's done we *might* get the chance.
>Need to doublecheck whether or not mayu is aware that we've been chatting with spirits.
>Apparently I just noticed that we've been getting Wuya's name wrong all thread - it's not Mayu, it's Wuya.>Depressing on two fronts - I have a page of notes sitting open and never bothered to check, and nobody called me out on it.
>>26224179I just figured you liked Mayu better....
>>26224179>i thought it was Mayu and now i am disappoint
>>26224179Don't worry.We all make mistakes.
>>26224218>>26224225Going through archives it seems like it's been every thread except for the one we learned her name in.
>>26224218>>26224225I like Mayu better. I'd be fine to a retcon.
>>26224281Retcon it is then.
"Mayu... I believe i told you that I've been seeing spirits""You're correct there""It turns out that I've made a very old and very powerful spirit jealous... because I offered a favor to an apparently ancient and loathed spirit""... Why would you do that Maro. I thought you were smart""I saw it eat another spirits face and then wear it, it answered a few questions, it seemed proper - I didn't want to risk being improper""... Fair enough, anyways go on""Well it turns out this other spirit has gotten rather jealous and has basically manipulated me into doing a favor for it, under threat of violence""What does this other spirit want""It wants me to kill one of its children - a dragon""Here's a question for you Maro, have you gotten any more 'gifts' or bits of information from spirits?""... Yes" you say haltingly"You may be in a whole new world of trouble if the spirits think that you can resolve their issues for them through simply bribery or coercion. The Avatar is the bridge between this world and the next, you've made a great mistake by putting yourself in this position... normally I'd tell you to go and find the avatar as soon as possible but it sounds like the threat of violence from the other spirit you spoke of is more pressing".Slowly coming to realize the world of trouble you've gotten yourself into you drift off towards sleep.End of firebender quest episode 14. Q&A is open.Sorry to end it early, I'm pretty tired. I'll try to have the next thread up on sunday.
>>26224570>inb4 we run into the Avatar anyway while hunting for dragon>then turn it into epic mount
>>26224570So how's the Avatar's training going?she done with earth?we up first? next? last?
>>26224832Earth -> Fire -> Air -> Water
>>26224927>so she could be heading to/in the fire nation looking for a teacher.....
>>26225019Possible, she may not even be aware that she's the avatar yet
>>26225126what was her age? (if you gave it)Avatars usually are told they are the Avatar around 16ish i believe so maybe maybe not
>>26225189I haven't said it.
>>26225242>then carry on
>>26224570Ugh. I hate leaving issues so unresolved, but you gotta do what you gotta do.g'night.
>>26225242For the scroll, if we looked at other forms of bending would it help with our understanding of it?
>>26225341what do you think was unresolved? and leaving on a cliffhanger is a good thing... the cliffhanger for this episode being "You're acting like you're the avatar and being a total idiot about it"
>>26225394>inb4 we become a spiritual guru and teach the Avatar about spirits as we have awesome adventures
>>26225379Maybe - but there are a lot of allegories out there. Maro is particularly suited to some of the ones detailed in this one, other people may not be.
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