(Said I'd do this by today, going to be equal part character building for you guys and setting up.)A little time away from home would be good for her, stretch her tail and shake out her mind.Yeah...that's just what she needed. She opened the door to her house, and stepped out into the warm light.Across the sea, an oracle for the Phoenix Empire shrieks in terror and collapses.WHERE ONE STORY ENDS...- - - - On the southern continent - - - -You jolt awake from a fitful sleep, it is early morning and it has been a week since you laid your father to his deserved rest. His health declining these past few years, and you found yourself taking up more and more of the responsibilities on the ranch to help out. Towards the end he brokered the sale of every head of cattle, content to settle for just making ends meet with what little other farming there was and to help pay for treatment and you suspect to help finish your education. With little work and low prospects of further employment resulted in the ranch hands leaving when their contract was up. Only one person has stayed on, you turn your head to the sound of a rapping on your door."Miss, the gentleman from the bank is here." a rough voice calls from behind the door to your room. Matt McCain, the ranch foreman, continues, "I know you'd like nothing more than to sleep in, and frankly, I don't blame you, but..."
>>27887967"I know... I know..." you respond, slithering out of your bed and to the dresser, "Just give me a moment to make myself decent." You hear a noise of affirmation as you go about becoming presentable. After a short time, you open the door, and the face of the old ranch hand is there to greet you. Grey haired, sporting an impressive moustache and one side of his mouth drawn upwards into a smirk. You've never ask him his age, but since he is an elf, you figure it must be well up there. "You still holding up alright?" He asks.You nod and head towards the door. Standing outside the door is a short human. You slither out of the door as he does a slight double take but recovers quickly. "My apologies on my early arrival, I have a boat back to the UFK to catch. Allow me to introduce myself, I am Mr. Vance of BP Banks and I am here regarding the last will and testament of a one Lionel Masterson, Owner of the Lion's Head ranch. I take it you are Miss Masterson?""Please, call me...>Choose a name>Current skillsRanching - Growing up on the ranch has given you an aptitude for maintaining and caring for one.>Choose two of the following to represent childhood aptitudesWoodcraft (Tracking, Foraging, Trapping, the like)Marksmanship (Handles Ranged weapon proficiency)Brawling (Melee and basically beating)Medicine (Handles more advanced trauma care and extended recovery)Scholar (Handles business and higher education.)
>>27887967where do lamia keep their reproductive organs? do male lamia have genitals? how do they reproduce? THESE QUESTIONS KEEP ME UP AT NIGHT!
>>27887976Medicine (Handles more advanced trauma care and extended recovery)Scholar (Handles business and higher education.)Call me Sasha (But add the lisp sounds snakes make)
>>27887976Marksmanship and Medicine
>>27887976Brawling & Scholar
>>27887976>Name[Insert name here]Chose two:Marksmanship as we know how to defend ourselvesScholar as we didn't let our education go to waste.
>>27887976>Marksmanship (Handles Ranged weapon proficiency)>Scholar (Handles business and higher education.)
>>27888050Sasha it is then.
oh god my heart. I looked forward to this. TIME TO READ.>>27887976Name:Something S-y. Sally. sam. fantasy-s-name.Skills: Woodsman and medicine? We're not educated city slickers, but we get by.
Well, it seems we're in the wild west. We should probably get something to ride.Not a horse, we'd crush it. We need something bigger.
>>27888155OP, do we have consensus on our specialties
>>27888375not OP, but we seem to be leaning towards a medicine/marksmanship/scholarship lead. except only two can survive, so someone might actually have to count.
>>27888396Not OP either, but I counted Marksman and Scholar in the lead by a bit.
>>27888375>>27888396My count has two votes for Sasha as the name, and Marksmanship and Scholar with 3 each. >Confirm?
>>27888437Sounds good to me.Confirm
>>27888437Yes, marksmanship and scholar.Finally a quest I can actually get behind! Hats off to OP!
>>27888437>marksman and scholarI can work with this. Though, it means we don't have fur trading as a fallback profession.
>>27888437So essentially, all the effort our father has put into giving us a good education has finally pair off.Not sure where marksmanship goes to itthough?Fellow anons give me a reason!
>>27888437Confirming. And I'm glad I caught this game early.
>>27888520We came out west to be a teacher, and when we found out people don't want snake-chicks teaching their little'uns the three R's we took to gunplay to pay the bills.
only problem with scholar is it's not applicable to the wild west so much. Can't easily go into a job like with medicine.On that note, I'm off to make a brownie, I need snacks for this.
>>27888562>handles businessAre you kidding?
>>27888591yeah, which means we have to pretty much start a business using some skill other than our business skill.perhaps ranching, but we already sold off the cattle, right?
>>27888775I took scholarship to just mean we had some kind of higher learning. Like science of advanced mechanics.How kickass would a lamia artificer be?
>>27888852it's a nebulous "higher education".It could be useful chemistry or machine work or who knows what else. It could also be a full education in elven breakfast ballads.I'm crossing my fingers on all of the above.
>>27888852Kind of ironic, since lamias don't have asses.
>>27888901no illogical snakebutt here.
so, think we have any post-father plans? we could try to take up teaching, like >>27888560says, which would probably lead to needing to use gun skills when that fails miserably.
>>27889300Also, what sort of marksmanship should we focus on? Long rifles, pistols? Wacky military-grade gatlings?
>>278893436 shot revolver, for starters.More than enough to kill anything that moves
>>27889343I say long rifles. They're just so stylish.Also, they cost way less to operate than a gatling.
"... Sasha." you respond, "Please, come in."Mr. Vance gingerly steps over the threshold of the porch, and moves into the foyer, removing a parchment from his coat pocket. "I, the undersigned, Lionel William Masterson, do hereby, after mature deliberation, declare the following to be my last Will and Testament with respect to such property as may be left by me at the time of my death: All of my holdings, possessions, and property will be remanded to the possession of my daughter Sasha Masterson." "I do dislike this business but given your fathers holdings, we felt that it was necessary t-" "Holdings? We have a fairly simple ranch, he always said he came here after retiring from the Nitor." "That he did, though from what it says here his land purchase consists of the woodlands and the majority of the river valley extending up into the southern highlands, all in all totalling about six hundred thousand acres of unimproved land save the three hundred used for cattle." The bespectacled banker responds smoothly handing you a sealed letter.
>>27889428You open the letter to find the careful, neat handwriting of your father. "To my Darling Sasha, I have watched you grow into fine young woman. I never had much care for anything else since the death of your mother. She was a beautiful soul, and the best soldier the Arma Nitor has had in recent memory. I was just a simple medic training in the schola when we met, and never in any of my wildest dreams had imagined becoming so close to her. We were inseperable, until she began showing signs of withering, we had not even thought of having a family at this time, and her time was growing short. We resolved to have a surrogate father a child so that would at least we would be able to start a family together. We eventually had you. Your mother did not survive childbirth. You are my everything. This is why I used the money I had been saving to buy land on this frontier, to offer you something substantial. Not a meaningless bag of Isens. I watched as you grew into a fine young woman, sharp as a blade and as good a hand with a rifle as your mother was. Do what you will with all that I have given you, I know you will make me proud. Signed, your loving father, Lionel. P.S. Please give the enclosed note to Mr. Masterson, I know he will still be there."Wordlessly, peel a smaller envelope from its wax placement on the bottom of your note and hand it to Matt. Who takes it, opens it, and just shakes his head.
>>27889468>The filename change didn't work. Fuck.Mr. Vance appears to be holding a respectful silence, though you catch him glancing at the clock. >Reaction?
>>27889428>600,000 acres of unexplored landIt is flop sweat time. Or would be, if we could sweat. As it stands, pokerface.Ask him if it's all in one piece. Or has people in it.
>>27889490A little confused, maybe tear up a bit and ask what do I do now?
>>27889468Oh, there's more. Good ol' dad. Always looking out for us, even when he just died and all. We might have something in our eye. Some dust.Take the extra envelope out."He said you should have this." pause a tick, then ask if anyone lives in the owned area.
okay, so, let's see. conversions say we own nearly 1,000 square miles.that's a lot.we can fit hundreds of our cattle ranch on it. Wonder what's out there.
>>27889797>find old gold mine>wonder what's inside
>>27889961there's no possible way this could end badly.Though, we might just find the gold vein and have to make the mine ourselves. What a hassle.
Seconding the "ask who and/or what is on our land" option.If Mr. Vance doesn't know, then I move we thank him for his time, entreat him to whatever niceties we can afford to spare (never hurts to have a banker-friend), and then when he leaves go find out what lies on our little Ponderosa.
>>27890066a good option, but we should take a trip through the nearest civilization first to stock up on supplies.dozens of grandfather clocks
>>27890037Well, the idea being that there isn't any gold and it's just a traditional level 1 dungeon.
"I... I don't know what to say about this..." You manage, voice breaking slightly, "I only ever thought we had just what the ranch was. How far does this go?"Mr. Vance responds, "Well, I'm not to sure on the specifics, but from what I understand, the entire river valley starting from your ranch and heading south into the mountain range is yours." McCain's gruff rumble interjects, "Always had Lionel pegged for that sort, though I don't see how we'll be able to make the most of it quite yet, would take some surveying, something we really don't have the money for lest we do it ourselves." "Yes, well, this is all well and good. If you would just sign here confirming that I came here, I do have a boat to catch. Also, just a note, I did hear talk of a gentleman interested in purchasing land around this area, if money is a concern. Regardless, I must take my leave soon." The man hands you a paper to sign, and as you do so, makes for the door with a tip of his hat. "Well Little Missy," McCain drawls, "Looks like your the boss now all official like. Any ideas?"You respond with a shrug of hopelessness, the gravity of being in charge of such a large area finally settling in."Well way I see it, we could go about seein' what's all out in that valley, Or we could see if that buyer is in Snake's Landing. Either way we are going to have to go to South Fork either just passin' through or to get provisions for in the valley. Or heck, you could just start ranching again.">Plan?
> all of these plansDon't put your wagon before the nightmare. This is all baseless speculation.
>>27890196For now, let's take a good look at the land and maybe see who this guy is.
>>27890196We gave the note to whoever gets it, right?Anyway, my plan is we take to surveying the land. At least until we run out of money from selling the cattle. Then, who knows.
(Just a note, if anyone has any questions about the southern continent, I'm free to answer general info of what is currently known. The Lion's Head is currently about as deep into the continent that the UFK has, explored, quite literally the edge of known territory, the river valley that you apparently own splits at South Fork Which is in the north of the continent and then goes to the two major towns, Riverport and Snake's Landing, named such as it was one of the only places on this continent that a certain Paladin Serpent was at. Making her one of the few people to set foot on all 3 known continents.)>>27890305Yeah, you did it in the same post you were told about it. McCain didn't say much about it.
>>27890255the town's name is snake's landing? Well, we have to visit there for supplies anyhow.We need like... wilderness junk. Whatever that would be.
>>27890196We should see this prospective buyer while we're traveling to see this parcel of land, if only by virtue of keeping our bases open for future consideration. Hell, maybe he would like to accompany us while we survey the territory.Either way, before we commit to any venture, I think we oughta know what we have on the property. So first priority would be to restock on provisions, then getting out that way and begin the surveying process.f
>>27890326You can get the supplies at South Fork, Snake's Landing is further off and on the coast.
>>27890325>set foot on all 3 continentsheheheheWell, I think our best bet is surveying the land then.We should write a missive to the buyer though, asking how much he wants and where. We could get a neighbor, if it works out right.
So what have we got consensus wise, it seems a mixed bag of going all the way to Snake's Landing, with a little more pull toward surveying ourselves which will mean going to South Fork now if you want to make any reasonable progress today.You can likely get to Snake's Landing, do any business you wish, and get back before they day is over, wheras scouting will likely take a few days. If not longer.
>>27890634Snake's landing will be there when we get back, so let's go to the fort for supplies but let's get surveying
>>27890656I agree with this.
Here's my rough take so far. Is everything in the right place?Given how close you say we are to snake's landing, I might have to move the ranch.Oh, and>>27890634If we're going scouting, we should send post to the guy at least asking what he wants. Though, I personally vote we should check in with him before surveying, so we know what type of land he wants if we happen to come across any.
>>27890723That's about perfect to be honest, though the mountain range extends east west pretty much all the way to the coast. The main reason that not much expansion has gone on here is that the mountains as thus this far have been nigh impenetrable. So sending a message to the mystery buyer and getting supplies is the consensus? If so, writing.
>>27890862goddamnit why do mountains have to be so hard to drawI'll fix it later. Also try to fix the scales so the valley is much farther than the villages, given travel distances and crap.
>>27890723I support this. It would pay to know what kind of person we might be doing business with, and the only way to do that is to meet him face-to-face. Our property ain't going anywhere, we can afford to take a day or two to go meet this mystery buyer. At the very least we can send Matt back to oversee the ranch operations while we go to Snake's Landing and hold palaver with the buyer, or vice versa. Either way it's always best to have thee kinds of meetings one-on-one, not over telegraph. Especially when he only a day or two away. Sending a telegram or the equivalent would be construed as rude unless it was over an unfeasible-to-travel distance.
>>27890891well, looks like we're going scouting first. It's not a HUGE issue, just a teensy bit rude.Unless we die while scouting, which would be extremely rude.
We could perhaps use the land for even larger scale ranching. Always nice to have a constant meat supply on hand.
You nod to yourself as you come to a decision. "Well Mr. McCain, I do believe it is time for us to get ready to moonlight as surveyors." "Just as you say miss, I take it we are headed to North Fork then? I'll get Traveller and Greenbrier ready to pull the carriage." McCain responds, heading outside and out to where the pair of horses are contentedly grazing in the pasture. You take another look at the house. Emptier now, but still tidy, before stepping out into the morning sun. The light just now peaking about the eastern ridgeline, and it is a little jarring to realize that you own everything to that ridge. It is at that point that the carriage rolls around, it is a curious thing, built mostly to accomodate you as you grew older, with the front seating removed and the wood overlayed with a plain fabric. A small hatch on the front right allowing you to slither up to take the reigns would it be needed. You remember when your father started drafting the ideas for it and his enthusiasm for modifying the carriage when he got it. With these thoughts in mind, you make yourself comfortable as McCain tap on the hatch and you pop out.
You settle yourself in beside him, your tail still ensconced in the carriage when a thought occurs to you. "Who will handle the ranch while we take a look around the property." A frown forms on his face, "Well you see, that's what I was sayin' about not havin' the money, I'm not to keen about headin' out alone so we'd either have to hire someone to take a look or care for the ranch, or just limit ourselves to many shorter expeditions. I suppose we'll figure that out at North Fork." Then he hands you his lever action rifle. "No sense in not being cautious. 'Specially since the hands have all left there ain't much to stop the local critters from encroachin' on the path."I need a 1d20 roll, lower is better. Best of 3. Minute long post time with me averageing 18-26 hundred characters a post are a pain.
Rolled 20>>27891602Haven't rolled in a while. Hope my luck is still good.
>>27891636I guess it's still good from a certain point of view...
Rolled 4>>27891602Oh shiiiii-
Rolled 17>>27891602oh shit a post! Also, I like McCain. He seems like a bro. A valuable asset.Enjoy the pleasures of custom tooled wagonry
Rolled 10 + 2>>27891634>>27891636>>27891667Can I get a 1d20+2 from you for a listen check. DC is 13
>>27891602oh, do be sure to thank him kindly for the firearm. Little lady like us could do for some protection.A little half ton lady.
Rolled 14>>27891705have more dice
Rolled 20 + 2>>27891705higher the better right?
>>27891748In this case yes. Writing after one more roll.>>27891733
Rolled 18whoever the third man is, I'm bogarting your roll because you weren't fast enough and I want to keep things snappy.>>27891705
>>27891748We hear all the things.
>>27891990I guess all that marksmanship skill hasn't killed out hearing yet.
We're going to have fun with this trip, aren't we?>>27891634>>27891636
>>27892067maybe. I wonder what kind of crazy wildlife is on this continent.It's apparently almost entirely unexplored.
You set off relatively quietly, passing out into the woodlands following the path to South Fork. Glimpses of the River, (Having been called that during the first tentative explorations and not given a proper name since) lull you into a near drowsy state when you start to hear it. A keening and warbling screech, one you've heard many times, but not with such an intensity. Coyotes. A large pack of them too it sounds like. You are on edge, knowing how easily a pack of them, on the hunt can startle a horse. It is here that you hear something else. And undercurrent grinding noise nearly muffled by the howling. You grab McCain's shoulder and say to stop. As he does, the grinding comes to a halt. Its about then he starts reacts to the noise, as do the horses. He steadies them, and hops down, pulling out a revolver as he does. You are left holding the reigns as he looks around the carriage. You see him stop at the rear wheel. The silence between the two of you is broken as he calls up, "Miss, there's some debris between where the axle meets the spoke of the wheel. Had we kept going, the carraige might have tipped if the wheel came loose. It'll take me a bit to fix though, I might be needin' some cover." You give the affirmative as the keening sound gets closer, you shoulder the rifle. >Warning shot hope it drives the pack away.>Let them pass without shooting, maybe they will ignore you. >For Reference. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtsZoIe3Czk
>>27892106Not just wildlife. What undiscovered tribes are out here?
>>27892133let 'em pass. Only open fire if they get too close and your elf or your horses start spooking.Maybe try hissing first even, if it works it'll save you the bullet.
>>27892106From what I gather, the climate is like the drier parts of the american southwest. Lots of cactus, sparse tree cover and and metric fuckton of color brown.
>>27892216>>27892136I'm looking forward to it.Though, the southwest has a deceptive amount of green near the water.Oh, and do coyote pelts go for anything in town? do we know how to skin a coyote? Probably not really.
>>27892133Let them pass. If they come closer, warning shot.
>>27892247Also, using my city (Prescott, AZ) as an example, as you move further north things get way greener.
>>27892133>>Warning shot hope it drives the pack away.Fuck coyotes. Give 'em a warning shot, or if any are looking the wrong direction, make the warning shot to one of their heads.
>>27892331that's probably where we are now. Shit will get more brown as we go further into our new property. Or perhaps when we get outside the valley.Hopefully these coyotes give us no issues. Last thing we need is to pull the wagon ourselves while the wounded horse rides. We'd never hear the end of it in town.
Note. Southern Continent is effectively south of the Equator, further south you go the more cold it gets actually. Snakes Landing is almost tropical. Elevation where you are at? Well... picture related.Anyway>Hold fire until you see them, then a warning shot. Into them.
>>27892418I like our back yard. Nice and warm like we like it.And sounds a bit right. If the coyotes come at us, we might be lucky enough to bag one. Hopefully we know how to turn coyotes into food and furs. Or our friend does. Otherwise we have to show up, blushing and bashful, to a butcher in town. Then he'll tell us we didn't bleed it properly.
>>27892418We still alive? If so, what happens next.
>>27892665I think this just has a slow pace to it for now. The first quest was like that too, in the beginning. We'll probably be completely fine. Coyotes don't attack much.except for echo's internet connection
You opt to hold your fire as to not attract their attention. Keeping one hand on the reigns you listen as the noise of the pack get louder. Further down the path, you see them cross the trail, bounding after something you are not sure what. However, while most of them seem intent on following what it was, a group of four break off and heading your way. This is all the sign you need. You yell to Matt over the howling to back away from the carriage and let loose a shot. The horses start a bit, prompting a bit of cursing from your foreman, as your round sails true, the lead coyote tumbles as the other three start away from the noise. They stop several yards back and look back at the fallen pack member, before a shot from McCain's revolver sets them off again. The noise of the pack dies down and McCain sets back to work, though when you look back, you see he's go the revolver near his knee. A short time later he rises triumphantly holding a nail."This little nuisance was the cause of it, good that you heard it, otherwise we'd a been in a bit of trouble if the whole pack had charged." He says, "Lets go see to your little trophy shall we?"
>>27892718While you are a fairly good shot, actually field dressing game is only ever something you read in one of the handbooks in your fathers study. You hear a mirthful exhale as McCain grabs the carcass and sets to work, setting the chest on a downgrade towards the riverbank. A few judicious cuts, some reaching inside when his shirtsleeves pulled up, and then simply tipping it to the side produces one gutted coyote which is then placed on the roof of the carraige. "Won't fetch much, but ain't no use not usin' it." He says, as you set off once again. Rolling, thankfully without incident into South Fork.>Send a message to the land buyer>Get Supplies>See what's happening in town.
>>27892718That reminds me of the needle that broke the camel's back. There's probably a proverb in here about nails and wagons.Yeah, let's go get that coyote. Maybe Mccain knows what to do with it.
>>27892731>>Get Supplies>>See what's happening in town.Let's hold off on selling land we don't know the value of yet. Our old man might have struck it rich in minerals.
>>27892731oh, heh, a continuation. Silly me.Check what's happening in town, as it could be important and preclude the other things. Then exchange supplies, if we haven't eaten the entire coyote yet. After all that, if nothing has come up to change our plans, we will send the message.
>>27892776very true. Though, if the prospective buyer only wants enough to, say, settle down, make a house, and do strange druid shit, that's another story entirely. Really depends on the buyer.
>>27892731>>Send a message to the land buyer>>Get Supplies
Which order we visit the options in is really immaterial, as they are all on our to do list.
Well, seems there is no consensus.QM fiat time!
>>27893029Alright. Supplies, check on news around town, hold off on sending the message if there is nothing for it. This update will be my last of the night works being a dildo and the only reason I ran is because I promised a month an half ago I would.
>>27893084allright, thanks for running, it makes me very glad to see.Hopefully this will continue on later. Maybe a schedule or something.
>>27893084Thanks for running anyway, though.I'd recommend you get a twitter account, so we can easily know what the schedule is and if you need to postpone a session. The latter is a very useful thing to tell people.
>Lamia QuestAnd here I was hoping I could sleep.
>>27893260oh, it's almost done for the night.but I'm SO EXCITED for next session!
>>27893084Thank you for running. I hope you continue. Been hurting for my snake fix.
does he mean that WAS his last post, or the one he is currently writing IS the last post?
>>27893299Meaning I'm updating here in a couple.
>>27893326and here I just assumed you were a veterinary pharmacologist.
>>27893326What's our timeline here? How many centuries have passed since the fall of Citadel? What kind of technology has come into existence without the repression thereof?And what does our adorable slithery MC look like this time?
>>27893397I'm betting we're some kind of rattlesnake this go around.
>>27893397Voting for this, albeit with normal hair instead of snake-hair.
>>27893397That little bit from the old quest? Right at the beginning before it jumped to Sasha? Yeah that's right now. So about 500 years after old Citadel. Weapons tech accelerated and you are at approximately 1866 western tech with regards to that. Telegraph is a big deal back in UFK proper, but down on this continent the big means of contact between the three major towns is a network of mirror towers that transmit flashes.>>27893423Honestly left that vague. Gonna say no on the rattle, but the pattern is whatever you want.
>>27893538I sort of imagined spectacles myself. Probably because of that rank in scholar.
>>27893551Didn't quite follow the original lamia quest all the way due to the read load among others reasons but after seeing this si sort of giving me some incentive....I'm so glad I got to name the character
>>27893551I mostly meant a rattlesnake pattern.But we're not actually from here if I understand correctly, so we might have more of a forest coloration.
You deem it the best to hold off on sending that message, you don't even know the fellows name after all, and just focus on getting supplies. You first head to the general store, and dispose of the carcass before it fouls up the roof of the carraige. A quick session haggling with the owner, a minotaur who specializes in butchering, a point of amusement among the townsfolk, nets you a fairly respectable trade in for a good amount of surveying and woodsman supplies, including an assurance that he will keep an eye on the ranch while you are indisposed.. Not much seems to be happening in this sleepy berg, though the local Nitor, during which McCain went to see if any of the old help were still in town, office appears to have a bounty on encroaching coyotes and wolves and a quick talk with the officer stationed there reveals that he has seen them increase in numbers since the ranch stopped operating a few months ago. McCain returns empty handed with regard to ranchers, but has info that the land buyer has reserved a room in the small hotel in the coming months and the local rumor mill is that he has his eyes on the valley. Supplies well stowed, and information received, you make towards home. You know not what that valley has in store for you, but you know damn well you are going to find out.>Going to call it here for the night. https://twitter.com/LamiaLegacy
>>27893670Hit post limit there, I'll be a around periodically to answer any questions folks may have, but I don't get off work until... probably 15 hours from now, so if the thread is still up I'll try and update more.
>>27893670Thank you again for the run!
>>27893670bookmarked, twice.Anyway, now that I've chortled at the minotaur butcher, I'm glad we're going to be heading out and exploring the valley.I wonder why that other guy wants the valley. Probably just because it's huge arable land. Should be something growing here, if we don't find a better use for it.
>>27893670What model pistol and lever action do we have.Does the army still used muskets or breech loading rifles?
Coyote and wolf bounty?Well, we can sure as hell shoot them. Finding them might be hard, but by golly, we can shoot them.
>>27893730Well, if you want to unfile off the serial numbers, you're holding a 1866 Yellowboy, and the revolver McCain has is an 1895 Nagant. Significance of one of those will be explained later.Nitor forces use what are effectively Sharps Carbines right now though there is some push to make them update to something with a magazine.This ones a fun but ultimately pointless tidbit.Beacon is a Sharps Rifle right now. >>27893343Physicist actually, but 2 classes from the degree.
>>27893730>1866Cartridged ammunition has been invented, and the industrialized cities have just acquired the capability to mass produce it. This, combined with smokeless powder, makes repeating-action weapons a reality.The three well known ones are the spencer rifle, in .56-.56 Spencer Rimfire, the Henry rifle, in .44 Henrey rimfire, and the recently produced Sharps rifle, in .45-70 Government.All three are full-length rifle cartridges and could blow a Coyote's head clean open. Take your pick.As for revolvers, the 1860 Army is being phased out in favor of the superior 1858 Navy. both use caplocks, as cartridge-using handguns are a bit trickier than rifles. there may also be room amongst the erudite for the LeMat revolver, which has a shotgun in it. The only cartridge-based revolver currently in use is the .22 Smith and Wesson Model 1. Pic Related.Of course, this is another universe, so All that can be tossed into the wind on a whim. But that's where WE were at the time.
>>27893876Oh man, we got a good type of gun. Multiple shots, rifled barrel. High tech for a wild west.>beacon is a single shot large bore rifleThat sounds like him.Anyway, I'm assuming these things have different manufacturers and aren't exactly the same magazine wise, but still, we have some good stuff. Should be able to stop a few bears.
>>27893876Aw yeah. The old man got his wish. Is Sasha going to come across Beacon at some point?
>>27893928Those are spoilers man! Besides, he has no way of knowing if we'll follow whatever path leads to beacon anyhow.
>>27893878There's a bit of a window. Since there is magitechnotelevision the UFK has made a few leaps and strides, though with there has been some stagnation since the Dawnchaser's went on to his light. A lot more time spent dealing with holding the things they use to hold together than outright technological advancement.>>27893927Just to note, while you do maintain your rifle, you are on a ranch across the sea, you are effectively an Argentinian Rancher with an American Rifle. Its not in the BEST of shape. >>27893928That I can't say. Lategame it would if anything.Also, I'm going to be a bit more... well, rules light than Echo was, a lot of quests that use dice end up getting bogged down in mechanics fights. And when you are in a situation when there is gunfire blazing, back and forth is going to be a bit complicated. There will be some dice, but thats mostly just a way to figure out which path I go, and only when it actually has something to do with chance, and not personal skill.
>>27893963I noticed the dice thing during the coyote encounter, and I have no complaints. It works for now, we'll see how it handles crazy situations later.As for the gun thing, all the more reason to value our imported fancy gun. I think it's technically mccain's gun, but whatever, it's a good gun and we don't want it breaking. If it does, we might have to do crazy snake things.
>>27893963So the main military is still using single shot rifles, and I'm assuming that either Nitor army arsenal are a bit behind or the repeting rifles like the U.S. thought that they were too expensive and will be a waste of munnitions. Also how much cash do we have, is our ranch okay since we have so much land their must be a big property tax
>>27893998that property tax is going to hit us hard once the government realizes we have it. We need to turn it from just land into profitable land as soon as we can.
well, I went from pensive and sad to happy almost immediately upon seeing this thread existed. Looking forward to the next one.
>>27894071seriously I'm still feeling from the end last time. Whoever linked "I'll fly away" sung by Johhny Cash, I hate you. Can't listen to that song anymore.
>>27894187I myself reread the whole darn quest. I was just about to the epilogue, but I decided to put it off for a bit.Then I saw this quest.
>>27894212word to the wise. Reading the epilogue WILL make you cry like a bitch. Especially if "I'll fly away" is playing.
>>27894227oh, I already read the epilogue. I was there the first time.I just... put off reading it a second time. For reasons. That may or may not be related to whether or not it's raining today.
>>27894244Oh shit son. It was raining when I was reading the epilogue. Bitch tears were cried. so many bitch tears
>>27894254Well, that's all behind us now. We've got a new continent to explore. At least, a valley of a continent.
>>27893998You have a fair amount of dosh, and the big deal with the frontier purchase that your father took advantage of, was the fact that only declared production would be taxed for now.
>>27894703>only declared production is taxableOh, sweet, so we can be as land baron as we want and ignore taxes until such time as we turn a product.Hobbyist fur hunting is back to being an option. Though you should totally go to sleep mangbro. I should go to sleep. We should all be sleeping.
I didn't think of this while the thread was active, but I'll put it down so the archive can remind me before I go to bed.Even if we don't find anything on our land, if we find anything PAST our land, we can still make a pretty penny off of roads, river travel, light tower rental, and all sorts of other things. Perhaps even legitimate railroad barony. Something to think about.
Oh bugger me, wake up and remember I never posted what the idea for the theme of this first 'season' would be.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzGEiER7mkcIf anyone has any other suggestions feel free to do so.
Shout, "Rael, welcome! We are the lamia of the poooool! We have been waiting for our waters to bring you cool!"Shout it nonstop then eat the nearest person
>>27896897I fucking went to sleep without asking, but how many of this setting's lamia racial abilities are we familiar with? Ssen started with one poison of three, no claws, no spines, and no quickquick.I'd assume that unless the "humanization" thing mentioned late in LCQ has progressed significantly, we're capable of using one, but we're not yet a full-blown biohazard?
>>27896897How about the theme from the AMC original series, Hell on Wheels
>>27897163Given your mother died before she could have taught you any of that, it is safe to assume you're only left with your base set of skills. The humanization bit was resolved in the epilogue, only major physiological effect of it on lamias is that any land spirits will have a hard time of dancing around in your head like they did Ssen. I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of snakebutts as due to the humanization, best leave that to the readers imagination. >>27897195This is a possibility, will keep it in mind.
>>27897333What is humization and who is Baron, is this from the original Lamia quest?Oh, and as for themes the entire red dead redemption ost
>>27897468Humanization is an issue that arose in the later stages of the original quest, an issue in which the monsterfolk were, through subsequent generations, becoming more an more human. It was an issue that ended up costing the Harpies their distinguishing facial features before it got resolved. Most of it however, was minor.
>>27897494Do we have a nice hat?
>>27897494I see, how old are we anyway?Will we discover more info about our parents?Also human males and female lamia's can't mate?
>>27897651Well, they CAN mate. It just has no reproductive value.
>>27896897I would suggest something from Red Dead Revolver. Perhaps http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IoKJajJ2Cxgorhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OhgGOqI0u_U
It just occured to me that the way technology is progressing in this setting, by the time that the UFK is actually ready and/or willing to invade the Empire (if such a thing does come to pass at all) it'll be around the early-mid 20th century in terms of tech.>WWII on magic>Operation Overlord on magic>Saving Private LamirezALL OF MY MONEY. ALL OF IT. NOW.
>>27900598>Not Private Nyamirez
>>27900598Oh god, and instead of America+England+russia vs hitler +japan it s gonna beAmerica vs Rusogermanyour magic/tech is gonna dominate the fuck outta them, especially since magitech wsa already a big thing 500 years ago
>>27900966wasnt the pheonix empire more Imperial not china/japan than rusogermany
>>27901000Well their racist as fuck so you gotta include germany, but russia can be swapped out with china as the USSR was just an inexperienced Communist china.only reason china didn't fall apart like russia did was cause its been hapening to them for thousands of years.Has the phoenix empire made it to our continent yet? are there any natives (monster or otherwise)? Can Sasha learn magic?
>>27901156Remember there was the land of clear sky or w/e the fuck it was called. Formed from the kingfishers colony. And the phoenix empire wasn't communist. That's why I said Imperial. They are a monarchy. You can have racism without a reference to Germany.Our "continent" is still the same os the UFK. Just south so Eitins I would think would be a thing. And magic wise we would need an innate talent for it.
>>27901156PE ruled the southern continent for a good while (centuries?) before the bloody LOS liberation campaign. I assume the current story takes place in the now-liberated, but uncivilized and tumultuous LOS wilderness.
>>27900966they were actively stealing our magitech back then.Nowadays they could have probably even improved it. >>27901156I don't know about any of your questions, but sasha can PROBABLY learn magic, given her dragon ancestry. Ssen did something similar, acting as a walking magic leyline for mage.>>27901419I think we're in some other continent entirely. To the south?
>>27902363Arn't we on the other side of the desert that purple sands was a part of?
>>27902480I think we're at the northern end of a new continent. Probably that one that was being mentioned in the epilogue. I am mostly basing this around the two cities further down the river called "riverport" and "serpent's landing", as that implies a coast directly to the north. A nearby northern coast would preclude being on the southern tip of the UFK continent.
I can honestly imagine Sasha being a really good sniper. Heightened Senses stealthy movement, and a tail that can support the rifle wherever she is.
>>27902618I was more imagining some kind of quick draw kind of deal. I mean, we've GOT good senses, but they're sort of tooled for closer range, thermal vision and all. We've also got a super fast reflex speed.Though, you're right about the sneaking around and tail supported rifles part. We could carry as crazy a rifle as we want. Maybe even a gatling, if we're just being silly.
>>27902480Based on the map, it looks like the desert south of Purple Sands is exactly that-a lifeless desert. It forms a natural barrier that, in addition to the straits/oceans between the continents, separates the north continent (the UK) with the south (LOS). The 'north' continent is called that because the massive mountain ranges that separate the Orc lands from the UK are only passable in a few select areas. That, combined with the difference in weather, makes it like a whole other world. hence the different 'continents'.The equator itself likely lies somewhere in the desert (Purple Desert?), and is uninhabitably hot and dry. Here there be Ettins, as few other humanoids would likely enjoy living in such an area. Maybe lamias. Depends on how hard it is to get sand out of your scales.
>>27902698I am almost 100% certain lamias would love the deserts. Or at least, the borders of the deserts, since deserts themselves sometimes have a bad case of the nofoods.
>>27902673Nah gotta go with something PTRD big. But yeah a lamia gunfighter would be really scary. A quick quick draw specalist.>>27902698The desert has to end somewhere. Even if it's as large as the sahara or the gobi.
>>27902758oh, it totally does end. The LOS is to the south of it. The real question is whether or not we're in the LOS. Or anywhere near it.As for antitank rifles, well, I am not opposed. I think the period equivalent is something closer to an elephant gun though. We'll purchase one the moment we see something too big to shoot dead with our normal rifle.
>>27902850Elephant gun, ptrd. Both are guns made for shooting something so big no sane man should be shooting at.
>>27902980chances are we'll never run into anything like that though. Heck, our land could just have the coyotes and wolves, nothing bigger.Crossing my fingers on some jabberwocks so we can purchase stupid big guns without feeling silly.
>>27903115Etins, Oliphants, wyverns. There's a lot of big stuff that we'll probably have to shoot at. Who knows.
>>27903210since we're getting close to desert zone, I've been hoping on graboids, wyverns, ankhegs, and other burrowing or flying types.
>>27903210>who knows what we may have to shoot at>posts image of flying tankyou, i like you.
>>27902698PE was to the westLOE was to the east
>>27902673You just filled my head with images of WWII infantry squads full of fantasy humanoids.>minotaurs/centaurs lugging around heavy weapons like recoilless 57mm's, .30 and .303-caliber machine guns>lamia engineers slithering forward and making perfect use of cover to mine obstacles and bunkers>tanks crewed by dwarves and kobolds, the reduced crew compartment allowing for a smaller, more heavily armored profile>harpies flying air recon in uniforms the color of clouded sky
>>27904470>filenameI'm amazed you managed to find a SFW image from that artist. Wonder what the moonspeak says.
>>27904470I wish there was a lamia or naga equivalent of this.
>>27903210>A chronology of of the UFK from formation to space age. >Titled: A Tank named Wagon. >>27897651Roughly 23.>>27897555Yet to be acquired. Again, basic appearance is something I wanted you folks to come up with.>>27902527You are on a new continent. Riverport was originally a Pheonix Empire City before it was wrested from their grasp. It was a token force, mostly show. They had the outpost here for the prestige only pretty much. Not even much surveying, and an attempt to breach to the other side of the mountain only revealed a mountainous coastline. The inner part of the continent is a true mystery. >>27905023I have 3 Lamiarez do everything pcitures.
>>27905072>All these typos. I shouldn't blame this on anything, but I'm going to blame it on tiredness from finding out my job changed my department without asking me. Resulting in even later hours. Which will make running even more of a hassle.
>>27905116Hey, welcome back guy, hope the job's not too terrible. We've made remarkably little solid planning progress since you've left, but at least it was fun. have a me stealing your picture.
>>27900966Actually it would likely be more Korean War. PE went full Best Korea after the debacle that was the war with the UFK.Not to say that UFK is a basket of roses either, but I'll leave those for later.
>>27905257So, we're talking lever action rifles and wheelguns, right? What exactly have we got in terms of guns? Are we any good with a bowie?
>>27905287Based on what you've chosen, you are a fairly good marksman, and while fast, you've never been too invested with learning the art of the quick draw. A lack of an actual female lamia or Naga to teach you the tricks have left those untrained as well. Guns are explained above, and as for melee? Well you didn't choose brawling. Once we get more than two folks affiliated with you, I'll start compiling lists of their known skills.>>27897651To answer the mating question, it was established in the previous quest that they were not genetically compatible, and as you were born well before the who "Paladin Serpent has a kid" business, you're parents never had reason to believe they could. In steps a surrogate and viola, you become the last treasure your father had.With regards to the land barony stuff earlier? That deal was to promote immigration and settling. It is no longer the case with new property. You are currently grandfathered in as it were.
>>27905447Are we going to continue from yesterday?So how did this work? They get a male Lamia, Naga, or lizard person to mate with her? or is their some sort of artificial insemination.
>>27905580There was a donor. As for a continue? I'm honestly beat, so I'm just lurking about answering questions until I get tired enough to properly sleep without waking up 3 hours later.Next thread likely next week. Won't know for sure until this new schedule comes out.
>>27905636fair enough, I'll check in on the twitter occasionally to monitor for threads.
>>27905636Oh,So it's the latter then. considering this is the mid-late 18th century does that mean electricity is going to come into play or the first auto mobiles? Also you mention something about harpies what happen to them?
>>27906063Their faces are more humany now. That's about it.
>>27906063we've seen tesla coil weapons. Hopefully more cool shit was done with that.I myself wonder how set up the local towns are. Any newspapers? Are we too far out for things like hospitals and gunsmiths to exist? Those were usually only in the big cities.
>>27905257>korean warEhh, I dunno...I can understand if the tech level would be around there, but UFK (and allies) vs PE (and allies) would be nothing short of the single greatest and most terrible war in this planet's history. Not even the war that created Citadel spanned across the oceans and multiple continents. It'd be a world war, methinks.
>>27906282I can imagine a large portion of the war would be an airship war over the ocean
>>27906282don't worry, there's no way the PE will make peace with their traditional enemies and come after us. Completely unprecidented.wish I had a picture of hitler and stalin shaking hands>>27906461I was thinking more traditional naval combat. Airships are nice, but normal boats are nice too. Entirely depends on the reliability and ease of creation of hovering apparatuses.Alternatively, they could all be normal boats who could become airships for a short duration before needing to recharge.
>>27906553So it'd be the Pacific war, instead. Island after island, with a higher and higher body count on each one, on and on to a distant, impregnible capital defended by utter fanatics willing to die by the millions to protect their emperor. Sounds just as nasty.
>>27901225completely different continent. ocean between us
>>27906199gunsmiths will be here, but it seems like we are going to be spending most of our time in the wilderness. so personally think we should get our cattle buisness back up and running so that we have a place to come home to.hell if you want to go all out we can establish a township on our land somewhere and have our own gunsmith and place to stay and to stash our shit in between forays into the wilderness, somewhere farther south along the river, rivers are notoriously good for trade.just a suggestion
>>27907174and they dont have to nuke to shut them up. you know the predicted body counts for the invasion of japan? 10to1. one of our soldiers per their ten , and 1 million casualties for us. you do the math. then add magic, and a fucking angry land spirit
>>27909053A township would be nice, but first we have to find something for it to assemble around. Like... a resource. Just being on a river isn't enough, unless there's something useful at the end of that river.
>>27909169well the usefullness would be the ends of the river. the North (trade with the civilized world) and The Southern Wilderness (all the goodies of untapped lands).We would make it a trading source. the place people go when they go south. unless that southern town has that spot filled, then we just take that spot from them by say either A. you're on our land get the fuck our, or B. creating a town farther south.but we do need something to start it around. could be anything really, but more likely a group of things and a process.1. find a proper place. must have open land(framing/cattle, river access, forest, and probably some sort of resource neary by.2.find some settlers, probably gonna have to go to the UFK for that.3. convince settles to come down to this place on your land . gonna need people like farmers and for whatever sort of business would use the nearby resource you have if you have one, business owners like shop keepers blacksmiths and average shit, also probably someone willing to do boat trips south, and probably someone who can appraise any strange items we bring back. it would be best for them to be able to be self sufficent so as not to rely too much on travel south trade. say 'new opprutunities" and "cheap land that we will allow you to build on for a small precent/fee"and other such bullshit.4. bring them south and establish township. make sure everything is going fine. fix thier problems, defend town. see about geting a small nitor post their. then everything is good and we have money and a staging point to single handedly settle the new continent and succeed from the UFK and create our new country with its immortal ruler. (optional).
>>27909104>no nukeThankfully, that's wrong. We've got Brillitite. Stuff's as energetic as Plutonium.>MFW magical Manhattan Project>MFW magical Nuclear Age>MFW Magical Hiroshima>MFW I have no face
>>27909400Is it weird that I find an almost erotic pleasure in looking at finely detailed maps like this? It's the kind of shit I've always wanted to draw.
>>27909512that would take a lot of brillite. but they also have Gunpowder + oili could totally see them making migicoil flamethrowers to.and we never did use the last half of the brillite did we?
>>27909512>>27909400I think once we find some natural resource, all the rest of this will fall into place.I'm hoping on brillitite. Or quicksilver.
>>27909534I've always wanted one of these for a city in a game (not video) . but since no one actually fleshes out their city building by building they would have to use a map as the model for the city and that restricts the creativity unless the city was inspired by the map
>>27909512>magical Manhattan ProjectThe ride of wrecking everything in an over the top fashion never ends.
>>27909618We should deffinatly invent the brillite nuke to end the war that will occur with the UFK when we succeed.
>>27909552Or coal of gold or iron, doesn't have to something magical and shiny
>>27909783any of those would be nice. We should keep on the lookout for other things too- we're a scholar, we may discover new types of valuable plant and animal. Be they melon or meatberry.
>>27909800That is standard aventureing practice for going into unexplored areas
Am I the only one that's extremely amused we're more interested in LQ!World War 2 than LQ!Wild West, which is the Quest Canid is actually running?
>>27909980I'm interested in wild west, but I am not very well versed in it. If that makes any sense.I've seen a lot more WW2 things than wild west things.
>>27909980Very much so but but I'll stay along for the ride for this snake train. Been in a wild west mood and I'll stick with it for now.
>>27909980technically it isn't going to be so much wild west as it is going tropics/jungle quest. there is desert in the north and he said it was tropical in the southi just realized that we live in africa. desert at he top and jungle in the south.
>>27909980>implying I don't care about LQ!Wild WestWell shit. I need to think my posts over more often. What I should have said was, I'm all for ANY Lamia Quest, and I find it funny that our attention has drifted so far from the current one.No, that still makes me sound like an asshole...
>>27910046actually, I'm predicting MASSIVE rainshadow behind those impenetrable mountains.So we may not get a sand-style desert down there, but we could certainly get some arid, arid scrubland.
>>27910046It implies that the entire continent was pretty much unexplored, like people haven't even crossed it or anything just seen the otherside from a mountain or something then went back.So it seems like we will be spending a lot of our time exploring. Though this would be very very fun >>27909400 i have always wanted to run a real nation building quest.
>>27910082probably scrubland for awhile like pic related and more dense. but around the river it will be more heavily greeneryed. as the name (Glimpses of River) implies it was kinda heavy on the vegetation. but the farther south the more tropicish it would become.just wondering if maybe the mountains are the equator?
>>27910134forgot pic. This and heavier
>>27909980Reminder that there were only 60-80 years between the wild west and world war two.Besides, there hasn't technically been a world war one yet? Landships anyone?>>27910134Honestly? Riverport and Snake's Landing are borderline tropical, as you move into the valley, elevation gets higher, think Wyoming.There is a reason I mentioned heated stone seating.
>>27910134the mountains are a bit south of the equator. Technically where we are is tropical jungle land, and the further south we get the colder it will get.And it will get significantly dryer after the mountain range.
>>27910134>>27910143Posting map for reference
>>27910155Well, I don't think the LOS campaign was full-on trench warfare, with poison gas, machine guns, and a 10,000 man/meter advancement ratio...was it?
>>27910155>landshipsMoved around with temporary floating, then landing to be a fortress? Am I guessing right?how the hell we managed heated stone flooring, I'll never know.
>>27910307Piping beneath the stone, boiler, closed circuit system.
>>27910302>literally every paladin but Ssen died in that war>war included participants who could do biological warfareI think maybe it was
>>27910166fuck forgot pic agian>>27910155PE campgain could be WW1. it certainly has the body count for it.So you made a Wild West Lamia Quest without the Wild West? not that i'm complaining, i actually love this setting so far, it is just a little misleading.Any chance of doing this>>27909400 establishing the township at least? though the nation creation would be awesome as well.>>27910158not gonna take any of that as cannon until OP says it
>>27910302Who needs Biological Warfare when you have lamia?
>>27910325the "wild west" had a deceptively large amount of not-actually-deserts.Though, I am still confident we'll hit one. I am also fairly confident the man who wants to buy our land is a railroad baron.
>>27910325Your partner is Elf Sam Elliot. You own a ranch whose holdings are the same size as the ponderosa, and you just rode a horse drawn carraige into town to get a supplies to effectively go prospecting. The climate you are exploring is the same one that the Virginian based their episodes in. If I get any more western I am going to shit a ten gallon hat. Keep in mind, I did factor in some of the enthusiasm for Klondike adventures there for our starting point. As for starting a town? I'm not going to stop you from attempting to, and as for climate? In the 'tropics' part of the north? Florida Everglades and Louisiana Bayou type business, not amazon.
>>27910420When i think "desert" i think Arizona desert. not sand desert but scrubland that isn't really use able for much. on them map how far do our holdings go? can we get a shading in of our land on the map?
>>27910464Mapmaker guy, I don't think I actually left in enough space to fill in our whole holdings. Because, you know, they're unexplored.
>>27910474yeah, but 600,000 acres isn't as much as you would think.the state of wyoming is 62,600,960so we don't own THAT muchpic related is kind what i imagine the foothills before the southern moutians to be
>>27910349Those pretty much count as biological warfare.
>>27910564Chemical warfare, really. Biological warfare means bacteria, viruses, or fungi. It's warfare through disease and vermin.
>>27910562true. We should figure out how wide the valley is, generally, first. Then we can figure out how long our patch of owned land is, and from there, how long we need to prepare our expeditions.
>>27910562>>27910600unless of course OP just picked a number that sounds high and didn't actually realize ho little it is compared to actual sizes and wants to retcon it to like 6 million or 60 million
>>27910625>>27910562>>27910600so think 1% of this
>>27910625No, I chose that size for a reason that is stated above. Your father basically claimed a valley between two downgrades of a mountain. The estimate is 600,000 acres until you get to the tree line of the mountain proper.The big deal with the southern continent that only a few small strips on the north are easily accessible. There have been a few expeditions to try and cross the mountains to see the inner part of the continent, but none have been successful that you know of.
>>27910698So basically it is non snowy Alaska. If we go trecking into that unexplored territory that borders ours, can we claim it as our own? Airships would greatly help the exploration
>>27910725You can, but there will likely be a bit of a legal fight.
>>27910747As in we wouldh ave to steal it from people who own it, or people would try to take land we claimed?
>>27910771Can't rightly answer that till you get to it.
>>27910725>>27910747>>27910771Probably that guy who wants to buy our land will be trying to get it before us.
>>27910787Hmm, well see you next thread for some EXPLORING and SURVEYING. I am against selling our land, better to put out the effort to make it profitable. And we basically own the land that will be prime once this continent get populated. Last question, do you have an ADVENTURE planned out for this question or are you taking it as it comes for now?
>>27910835Best not to sell it since we will more than likely be around for when this land will be worth 10 times as much. There is a reason someone is buying land in the area indiscriminately, means he either works for a developer or works for someone trying to turn a profit. Or someone trying to prevent expansion into the continent
>>27910846In starting I have on hand 3 major arcs that can be done, and at least 12 minor or character arcs that also can be done. I try to keep it fairly nebulous, as it allows me a much easier time to adapt my created content to what the consensus wills, and while I prepare for it, I'm not actually expecting something completely plot derailing to happen.
>>27910905You. I like you. I'm in for as long as I can be.POYEKHALI!
>>27910897I'm willing to sell some of it, residentially. Just not, you know, all or most of it.
>>27910905Say for example, we decided we wanted to go with the nation creation thing mentioned earlier and began working towards that. Would you introduce conflicts and derailment to get us back on your path? Or is it going to be something that is coming AT us that we'll have to deal with anyway. Feel free to not answer that due to the intense metaness it is.
>>27910961I literally went into this to be open ended. If you want to go town creation that's fine. If you want to auction off your fathers land to the highest bidder and become a world traveler that's on the table as well. Some of the arcs that you will encounter will change depending on what method you ho, some being easier, others being harder.Land Barony Capitalism Yayifications is the main plan I accounted for anyway. Not that it will be easy.
>>27911006The harder it is the more fun it is to accomplish
>>27911006I rather not sell our daddy's land, rent it out maybe but he gave it to us
>>27911006Personally, Lamia recettear with elf Tear sounds like a barrel of fun. But so do the others. I'll see where the story leads us.
>>27911205very good point. he DID want us to have the land. >>27911214We're probably going to wind up running some kind of shop. At least in a managerial sense, if nothing else.
>>27911233> running a shopIs "shop" synonymous with kingdom?
>>27911277more like a company town, but yeah.
>>27911298Ehh, i just have an expansionist mind
>>27887967Horray! I finished going through the archives on the original lamia quest a week after the epilogue. It's what got me onto /tg/ This should be fun.
>>27912178>It's what got me onto /tg/I seriously hope you continue to lurk more then.
>>27912178on a scale of sniff to bitch tears how hard did you cry at the end?
>>27912527I'd say there was enough dust in my eyes for several tears and a sleepless night (or two).
>>27912527Probably the best ending in which every single named character died I've ever read.I'm sad it ended, but I'm happy it ended when it did, how it did. Every story has to end some time.
>>27914904And lamia quest gave birth to this, a hopefully equal (but different) story
>>27887967>oh hey, an interesting quest about a nonstandard fantasy era. It may be about a monstergirl but I'm sure it will be fun anyways>WHERE ONE STORY ENDSSiiiiiiigh. I think that's the fastest Ive ever gone from interested to disappointed.
>>27915231I really hate how people will automatically be biased against a story simply because of where it originated, if anything that should make you like it more.
>>27915326>if anything that should make you like it more.Where is the logic in this? I fucking hated the original LDQ, and the ending made me hate Echo for dragging me through all that faggotry just to cockslap with the corniest, most forced attempt at a bittersweet ending I have ever suffered. Christ, even Requiem for a Dream was more subtle than that shit.Either way, I have no desire in pissing about in the world Echo shat out any longer, I already gave that bastard enough of my time.
>>27915361Not going to force you to read it, but everything on the Southern Continent is my own design, not Echo's, and both the tone and how I handle the quest is going to be different. I'd elaborate more, but I need to bugger off to work. Just know that this is my world now, and you might just like what I have. I too have a few issues with the first quest. I mean, if I were 100% satisfied with his ending, do you really think I'd make another?
>>27915637>everything on the Southern Continent is my own design, not Echo's, and both the tone and how I handle the quest is going to be differentThen you are doing yourself a massive disservice by attaching it to LDQ. I know that will keep me from reading it and there's many others who feel the same way.
>>27915361Well, then it is your fault for biasing yourself against a possibly amazing quest. I personally love when stories go on for a long time, encompassing multiple overall quest goals. it feels more like you are really involving yourself in the characters full life, and it doesn't truly 'end' until the characters death. And death doesn't mean bittersweet, it's only bittersweet if they died failing or in an unsatisfactory way. At least in my opinion
>>27916200>it's only bittersweet if they died failing or in an unsatisfactory wayThats just plain bitter, dipshit. Bittersweet would be finally getting to have your impossible magic lesbobabby, only for your bugwaifu to die in the night before she was born, like what happened in LDQ. The whole epilogue was hokey and contrived as all hell and I'm not much interested in a continuation.
>>27916274Well that's your opinion, just keep in mind that it is a completely different story set in the same universe. It's only a continuation if you use the same characters, or a character that was an intrical part of the story. And you have to be following the overall 'goal' of the story.
>>27917058>Well that's your opinionNo, its the definition of the fucking word.>just keep in mind that it is a completely different story set in the same universeA universe that wasn't very good in the first place and carries a stigma with it. You cant expect to piggyback off of a fanbase by pandering to them without getting the bad that also comes from using a recognizable name.If its similar to LDQ then I want nothing to do with it and if its different then he shouldn't have set it in the same universe.
>>27917476By opinion I was talking about your opinion on the endingI thought it was a great universe, it was definitely new and unique. And I don't think he was pandering to the fanbase since he isn't trying to make money off of it. He is doing this completely of his regard with no payment for it. The only possible reason for him to be doing this is personal enjoyment and because he was inspired. I think it was more a combination of the two.
>>27917476> implying more than one concept or story can't be set in one setting what are you twelve?
>>27916274>She is your and Tricia's life. You wouldn't trade it for anything.Mage died before the child was born, Tricia survived long enough to see her grow up. It was not even implied that she had died before the child was born.>>27917476that event never even happened in the quest, see above.If you dont like a quest stop posting in it, we don't give a shit about your opinions on it.
Apparently I missed an argument while sleeping, what a shame. Anyway, I made a realization that may or may not be true. Sasha's mom was already "withering" before she even conceived her. This means she was either ill in some way, or had another kid prior to sasha.Siblings might be a thing.
>>27917476The similarities are simply in the universe used. I had at least 3 other quest ideas, but each of those used an already established universe or were picking up where a QM had to drop the quest, Looking at you Stalker Civ. The draw to this, is that the universe evolved entirely on /tg/ and it fit exceedingly well with a lot of campaign plots I've used DM'ing, allowing me to shamelessly put old plots in for your enjoyment. And that's what it all comes down to, I'm only here for your entertainment. If you folks don't end up enjoying this? I've not done my job. I'm not trying to make a point, or force an aesop home, just trying to be a good storyteller. Speaking of, got a vague timeline of next weeks schedule, and I'm thinking Wednesday.
>>27920968Well, I'll be on the lookout for wednesday threads then. Looking greatly forward to it.
Oh and I suppose the other reason is because I was a part of the thread Echo based his quest off of so there is a pleasing bit of recursion going on.
>>27921136That's kinda awesome. And I'm surprised we haven't gotten a lot more hate about this question. I was having an argument not even a week ago about how I said I would love a new LQ and he was saying continuations of quests (or writefaggotry) were shit. I ended up getting banned for not using proper grammar.
>>27919989that was the first thing that crossed my mind aswell
>>27919989oh lord, please say we have siblings, that'd be rather interesting.Also, really trying hard to enjoy this, I love Echo's setting, the only problem I'm having with this quest it.......I have a deep set unreasonable hatred of the western setting.
>>27922664Don't worry it isn't actually western. the only think western about it is the tech level so think western level tech with magic. i don't think there actually is any desert anywhere near usbasically magic adds a hundred years to your standard level of tech. at least in my opinion.
Hullo now? What's this? More Lamia Quest after studies meant I missed the ending for the first one?Huzzah.