"Let me get this straight," the captain says, exasperated, "Uurlor orchestrated an escape on an airship. Half the prisoners are dead, the other half are missing. We've got a traitor among the guards. Was there any warning?""Well, in hindsight, things seemed to get out of control when the beardless dwarf showed up.""A dwarf without a beard?""Yes, sir. He only had a mustache.""What is his name?""Kaarl."
>>27330793Criminal ProfileName: Kaarl GrorRace: DwarfAliases: Mustache RideKnown associates: Uurlor, Borthos, The Twisted SistersCurrent location: The abandoned dwarf city of Gaarth Dur
>>27330805Previous thread here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Fantasy%20Criminal%20Quest
>>27330805I think people voted for going to the Orc tribe last thread, but I stand by going to the elves' city/town on the ground that it is closer and most likely better hidden.
Your motley crew consists of you, Uurlor, Borthos, the three dark elves, the goblin Gren, and two humans who aren't important enough to be named characters. You spend the night getting bandaged up and recovering from the eventful ride.From the wreckage of the airship, you've got rations for about a week. You're making your way to Uurlor's nomadic tribe, and presumably, safety.The next morning, you set out, down the mountain. You make it down the mountain and into the forest by the time you're ready to make camp.Someone should probably keep watch. Which shift do you want?>First watch>Second>third
>>27330855...where nobody will want us.
>>27330855You're going through the forest anyway. There's room to change your mind.
>>27330805>Aliases: Mustache Ride
>>27330942You volunteer for first watch, and sit down on a nice large tree root while the others settle down to rest.Several hours seem to pass uneventfully.Roll 1d100 for awareness.
>>27331031Best of first 3*
>>27331065>>27331117>57You're nearing the end of your shift and begin imagining how much better this would be if you had a beer. Suddenly, you hear rustling in the distance. You get off your ass and crouch, gripping your makeshift spear.You don't see much in the dark, but you hear growling. Sounds like a wolf picked a fight with the wrong dwarf.Roll for combat, general strategy will make DC easier.
Rolled 96>>27331196Keep a low stance, wait for the wolf to come at us before thrusting our spear at its skull with all our weight behind it.
Rolled 34>>27331196keep the distance with the wolf, it'll jump at us and thats when we'll strike. also, be mindful of your back if there are more than one, wolves are usually in groups and they usually attack from behind.wake people up, let them know wolves are close.
>>27331265You make out a dark blob leaping from the other dark blob. The leaping one is probably the wolf. You wait until the last second, thrusting the spear out. It makes a single yelp, before falling like dead weight on top of you.You throw the body aside, and take a few moments to enjoy your kill. The woods are quiet again, but you hear faint whining in the distance.Following the noise, after going maybe twenty yards, you find a litter of 3 wolf pups. Looks like you just killed their mother. She was probably gone hunting during the day, and had just come back, while you inadvertently set up camp close to their den.>Take a wolf pup. They're cute now, but you could probably train them to be vicious.>Take all of them. You killed their mum. It's the least you could do.>Leave them.
>>27331373>Take TWO wolf pups. They're cute now, but you could probably train them to be vicious.one is never enough. and three is too many.
>>27331373>Take allWe could give one to the Minotaur and one to the Orc.
>>27331373>take alli'm sure we have enough rations (and time) to feed/train themand at worse, we'll always find someone more skilled than us to buy them
>>27331408>>27331447>Followers gained: Wolf pupsWhat are you going to name them? Two are male and one is female.
>>27331455first, we should ask the three elves if they want to keep one, we're not on their best side after all, so a little tribute would only do us good and do they have any distinctive sign?
>>27331455name one male: Panname other male: Lokiname female: Kali
>>27331455Stout, Porter and BlondeIf it fits
>>27331477They're all rather grey. One of the males is darker than the other, and the female has a white belly and paws.
>>27331512Going for this >>27331487We're so alcohol depraved we might as well name the wolves acordingly.
>>27331512darker one will be Loki, other one will be Stout and the female will be Ghost
>>27331585i think we should stick to one naming theme. i like deity names from different mythologies.
>>27331487>>27331556>Followers: Stout, Porter and BlondeYou give the pups some jerky and they warm to you quickly. You pick up Blonde and make your way back to camp with Porter and Stout in tow. You make the effort to not pass by the dead wolf mother. As you reach camp, you notice that the dark elves are missing, looking around, you see rustling in the trees. It looks like they just left.>Follow them stealthily (bring Porter/Stout/Blonde?)>Wake the others>Let them go. Maybe it's for the better that they go their own way.
>>27331627>Wake the othersTell them you think you should>Let them go.That was the deal to start with.
>>27331627>wake the others, find a hammer or failing that a stout ropeWe got us some traitors lads
>>27331627Let them go, if they don't want to hang with us cool kids it ain't our problem. We've got three new friends to replace them.
>>27331627wake the others to inform them, and let them gono need to panic, we knew our alliance was only temporary, i'm sure they just want to go back to their home without all the goodbye bsor maybe they were next on the watch and were looking for us
>>27331655>>27331656Uurlor wakes easily, but Borthos appears to be a heavy sleeper. You wake them as quickly and quietly as you can, apprising them of the situation. Uurlor scratches his head. "There's three of them, and 6 of us, and it's dark. I don't think we could catch them, this being their home turf, and whatnot."They were only allies of convenience anyway. Probably best to let them go on their way. >Allies lost: the dark elves.You go to sleep surrounded by the comforting warmth of furry bodies. You awake with a start to the sound of a hunting horn just as the sun is beginning to rise. Sounds like a search party is after you and are nearby. >Book it as fast as you can>Try to ambush the party
>>27331765Not to mean that they're enemies or anything, just that they're no longer with your party and you probably can't count on them coming back for you.
>>27331765>Gotta run fast
>>27331765>Cheese it. Let's just get before it's too late.
>>27331803>>27331807>run, you fools!The rest of the group seems to agree with the course of action, except for Borthos, who mutters about not being afraid of anyone.There isn't anything really to pack, so you all just continue making your way east. 1d100 for stamina
If we let them go we risk being discovered if they are captured or sell us out
Rolled 45>>27331865gotta go fast!
Rolled 19>>27331865>>27331875They're elves in home turf, don't think the risk of them getting caught is too high.
Rolled 95>>27331865dwarves are never tired
>>27331907clearly we have several world records on dorf olympics.
>>27331907Apparently not lol
I hope we find an excuse to shout "TILT YOU HEAD BACK KAARL. TILT YOUR HEAD BACK KAARL."
>>27331895>>27331904>>27331907>95You have unusual stamina for a dwarf. Despite your short legs, you're out in front with Borthos, blazing the trail for the others to follow.You come upon a stream running in your general direction. Perfect. Maybe that'll throw the pursuers off your trail and buy you some time. The day is spent in flight. After several hours, Gren is falling behind, but you, Uurlor, and Borthos have plenty of energy left.>Leave him. He's holding the group back, and if he's caught, It will buy you more time.>Kill him. He knows where you're going, and you can't risk him telling the authorities.>Get Borthos to carry him.
>>27331986This is me.
>>27331986>Assemble the Voltron. Gobbo on top, minotaur everywhere else.
Rolled 37>>27331986get borthos to carry him.i'm sure he's our only stealthy/scout element for now
>>27331986If Borthos won't carry him, we can do it.
>>27331986>Get Borthos to carry him.I dont remember who he is but lets carry him for now.
>>27332026>>27332029Borthos lifts Gren onto his shoulders. One of the human looks indignant. "You can't be serious. He's dead weight!""We started this together, we'll end it together." You say with finality. Gren looks at you with relief, and Uurlor nods respectfully.>Influence gained: GrenYou emerge from the forest after several more hours at a grueling pace. In front of you is a great expanse of hilly grassland. There won't be much cover from here on out, but you've been going quickly enough that you bought some time. The sun is setting. >Make camp somewhere. Uurlor's tribe is still about a day away.>Continue through the night. Everyone's tired, but you want to put as much distance behind you as you can.
>>27332135>Make camp in the edge of the forest. We ride at sunrise.>Make sure wolves are fed.
>>27332135Consult with Uurlor
>>27332184Uurlor seems unsure. He wants to get there as quickly as possible, but traveling at night could be dangerous itself. It's likely that someone will trip or get their foot caught in a rabbit hole that they can't see, which would slow the group down even more.
>>27332135>Make camp somewhere. Uurlor's tribe is still about a day away.no need for camp. just get some sleep for 4-5 hours and be on your way before dawn.
>>27332135let's make camp, i bet we all need some rest after that run
>>27332230>>27332243Short rest, then we head out before first light.
>>27332243>>27332274>>27332291You're all tired, and could use some rest. You'll be out be on your way before dawn. You nibble on some jerky and give the wolf pups some as well before passing out.After a few hours of sleep, you still feel stiff, but at least ready to move again. The party continues on across the fields.Eventually, you see smoke in the distance and Uurlor smiles. Looks like you found his tribe.You approach the camp and Uurlor tells everyone to let him do the talking. The other orcs look at your ragged crew suspiciously. "Brothers, I've returned!" Uurlor says, but something's wrong. Nobody rushes to greet him."You are to speak with the chief." One says curtly, and you can't get any more words out of them.(cont)
>>27332422Once you reach the chief, Uurlor's smile turns into a growl. "Rork, where is my father?""Your father regrettably died about a year ago. As the next in line, I have taken his place."Clearly there is bad blood between these two. "My father was tougher than an ox. I don't believe he would have just fallen over.""Are you accusing me of murdering a tribesman? Of murdering my chief? Bold words for one who has been sitting on his arse for several years."Uurlor is visibly shaking. "I challenge you for my rightful place."Rork laughs. "You expect me to accept, when you'll throw your pet bull at me? I refuse.""I don't need the minotaur as my second to defeat you. I choose the dwarf."Wait, what?(cont)
>>27332538oh my ~
>>27332538Look at Rork menacingly while gently stroking Blonde's fur.
>>27332538fight for yourself gods damned brute.
>>27332538Things whirl around you, as you and Uurlor are rushed into a large open area. "What was I just volunteered for?" You ask, pretty sure you're not going to like the answer."I invoked my right to challenge a weak leader." Uurlor explains. "Any chief worth his salt must have those willing to die for him. You and I will fight Rork and his chosen second to the death.""I don't suppose there's a way to back out of this?""I may have spoken rashly, but I have a plan. First, pick your weapon."You are presented with three options:>A mace>A bastard sword>a greatxe
Rolled 19>>27332625Greataxe is only choice here
>>27332625>The dorfiest of the three. I want to say mace, to better bash in skulls.
>>27332625Man, I was really getting the spear vibe.Guess we'll go for axe for now.
>>27332656>>27332675You take the axe. "Now about that great plan of yours."Uurlor grabs the bastard sword and tests its weight. Rork and another orc step into the clearing across from you, and the rest of a tribe is forming a large circle around you four. Uurlor speaks in a hushed tone. "Rork was never the strongest fighter, else he could have killed my father in an honorable duel. His time as chief has has also softened him." He's right. Rork appears to be sporting a larger than usual gut. "Stall Rork while I take the other."Well, you don't have a better plan.Roll for battle.
Rolled 88>>27332766why do we just stall? he is just a fat orc.
Rolled 48>>27332766flying dwarf attack
Rolled 58>>27332766Feeling good with a strong 88.
Rolled 79>>27332766We shall show our ancient Axe-to-the-gut-technique.
>>27332810You've been on the run for two days. You aren't exactly rested. Rolling like that helps, though
Rolled 16>>27332810>>27332816>>27332820>88You hear a horn, which probably signifies the start of the duel. The other orc rushes forward, and Uurlor steps up to meet him, their swords clashing in the air.Rork laughs. "Not even going to fight me yourself, Uurlor? You don't deserve to be chief."He swings the mace, but your head barely makes it past his waist. You duck it easily and swing horizontally at his feet. Rork leaps backward, though the blade grazes his calf.He sneers. "You would barely be a challenge for my wife, let alone an orc chief."You slash with the axe again. "So when I kill you, does she become mine?"Rork roars goes to attack again.(cont)
Rolled 8>>27332947Kaarl stronK!
>>27332988i dont think we are supposed to roll now, are we?
Rolled 78>>27332947>16You catch a glimpse and see Uurlor is clearly exhausted from the journey and struggling against his foe. Your next move is either amazing or amazingly stupid. You roll out of range of Rork and hurl your axe at the other orc's back, and slip around Rork's leg as he swings for you again. Your axe lodges itself in the other orc's spine, which gives Uurlor the moment he needs to decapitate him in a quick swoop. The crowd goes wild, and you see fear spread across Rork's face.Uurlor takes the other sword in his off hand and begins to walk forward. "What's wrong, Rork, scared?"(cont)
Rolled 50>>27333079You back up and Uurlor begins swinging at Rork with swords in both hands. Rork doesn't last long before losing his hand, and the mace with it.He falls to his knees, and with a quick slash, Uurlor decapitates him as well. The crowd of orcs get down on one knee, probably showing alliance to the new chief. After the fanfare dies down, Uurlor is decorated as chief, and a feast is set to happen in celebration. You are given the seat of honor next to Uurlor, and the tribe seems impressed by your showing. That's all great, but more importantly, there's booze.>Drink a lot>Drink even more>Drink all the booze
>>27333170>Getting triple crunked>even the wolves are smashed
>>27333170>Drink even morewe need to leave some for others. just a little.
>>273331704)all of the above
>>27333170give the pups a taste. if they are anything like my dog they'll love it. just a little though, too much would probably harm them.
Rolled 91>>27333193>>27333199>>27333201The beer keeps flowing. It feels good to relax for a bit after all you've been through lately. You sneak the pups some under the table. Porter seems to love the stuff, gods bless him, but Blonde doesn't like the smell.Uurlor is engaging in some drinking game with the other orcs which involve taking a drink, then being punched in the face. The rest of your crew is sitting to themselves, rather quiet.>Go talk with Uurlor>Socialize with some random orcs>Hang out with the crew
>>27333254>DRINK WITH BROTHOS
>>27333254BROTHOS IS THE REAL BRO
Rolled 100>>27333254Bring our crew and the orcs tougheter in proper dwarven drinking games.
>>27333301>>27333315>>27333375I can't ignore the nat 100, even if I didn't ask for a roll.Writing now.
>>27333375>>27333400Dwarven culture conquers all!
>>27333400Borthis isn't having enough fun. You swagger/stagger over to him. "Come on over, there are drinks to be had!""I spent my whole life in that jail. Now that I'm free, what will I do?""Anything you want, starting with those orc women that have been eyeing you up since we got here."Your mirth is contagious. The crew joins the orcs and you teach them some proper drinking games. You and Borthos drink several orcs under the table, before the night gets fuzzy. ==You wake up with a pleasant hangover. Borthos is snoring next to you, and... isn't this a pleasant surprise. Looks like you and Borthos got some orc booty. Too bad you can't remember it happening.You carefully step over the pairs of legs, to go get some air. You find Uurlor after wondering around the camp. The few orcs that are awake smile as you pass and give approving looks. Yeah, definitely got some."Well, friend. Looks like we've got some decisions to make. What are your plans moving forward?"Good question.>write in
>>27333591Bitches n hoes and dolla dolla bills y'all!
>>27333591we don't really have anywhere else to go, let's stay with him a little longer
>>27333641seems as good as any.
>>27333591"Haven't really tought that far ahead. Maybe chill here for a little while, maybe find someplace abroad to lay low."Find out how we were sent to jail?
>>27333641>>27333667>>27333712You can't really go back to the city, even if you wanted to. Seems like this would be a pretty sweet gig. You tell Uurlor you'd like to stay with him and the tribe for a while. You've been through a lot in the short time you've known him, and Uurlor makes it clear that you're welcome to stay with the tribe as long as you want. Uurlor was talking to some of the others last night about things which happned since he was gone. Seems like Rork was a particularly lazy leader. Most of the orcs had been feeling pent up without purpose. Uurlor thinks he knows how to remedy that. The tribe is going to slay a dragon.End of chapter 2.
>>27333778Nah. Doesn't matter. This isn't a revenge quest, it's an adventure/buddy cop/Dorf Fortress quest.
>>27333778You guys can decide that, as it was initially a choice in the first thread. Would open up some plot later, most likely.Would the group like to have a canon reason why you were imprisoned, or just leave it vague?
>>27333835Awww yee, now this is what I'm talkin' about.
Hate to cut this off at just around 100 posts, but I have to run.Next thread will be either Sunday or Monday at around the same time.
>>27333889Peace brother. Catch you then.
>>27333835Kaarl: Marathon Runner and Dragonslayer
>>27333835Dragons mean riches yo!