First Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27693404/Second Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27726570/Third Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27759119/Fourth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27796924/Fifth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27835051/Sixth Thread: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/27877615/Pastebin: http://pastebin.com/QXuSBgGpTwitter: https://twitter.com/Knight_of_TGDeviant Art - I'm sorry: http://knight-of-the-realm.deviantart.com/Hello everyone I'm back! I'll be back to writing shortly, but first a few announcements!One, as you can see in the link section I finally created a Twitter account. If my personal twitter account is any indication, it will be rarely updated. However it is there. Also I'm sorry to have to admit, I created a Deviant Art account. Sorry, but I wanted somewhere that I can keep a copy of these entries for viewing and Deviant Art also allows me to favorite some of the artistic depictions of Knights that frequently accompany my posts so I figured it wouldn't hurt too much.I'm also sorry that I never got around to posting more pastebins last time, unfortunately the stupid plot and character development got in the way.All right then, lets get to story time!Thanks for reading,Knight of the Realm
Dinner was an extravagant nine course affair. We initially started with a aperitivo of a light sparking wine from the Royal Vineyards, a pleasant beverage. As we were drinking that, I noticed a major difference between the elven courts and the courts of other lands. Normally the head table in another kingdom would seat the royal family and honored guests this was the same here, but while in another land the table would have seats on one side, to allow the royalty to look out over their subjects, here the table was circular and had seats all around it. I soon discovered that this was to facilitate conversation with the rest of the table. I had a pleasant discussion with both Captain Rina about sword techniques used in the border guard and with Felìcita about the dishes that we could expect to be served tonight and how they were made.As we were finishing the sparkling wine, we were then served an antipasto of small bread slices with diced tomatoes and a white cheese spread on top. It tasted amazing and when I commented on the great taste I was surprised to learn that the Queen herself had made these, evidently it was a tradition for the royal family to lead the kitchen in the creation of at least one dish when they were hosting a feast. Evidently the elven people have a strong tradition of hospitality towards guests and they try to keep that spirit alive, even in small forms.After enjoying the antipasto we moved on to the primo which was a simple pasta with meatballs. I say simple but it was actually one of the best dishes I had in my entire life. Over the course of this dinner I got into a debate with one of Felìcita’s cousins who was convinced that heavy armor simply wasn’t worth the weight. I tried to explain just how… wrong he was, but he was convinced that a lightly armored foe could dodge weapons that a heavily armored foe could not. I told him that I’ve seen people try that on the battlefield and it never works but he wouldn’t believe it.
>>27919012Fortunately before the debate could turn into a heated argument, the secondo came and we indulged on a main course of veal with a contorno that consisted of a simple side salad. While we were enjoying that, the King asked of my plans for the future. “So what is it going to be, my lad? Is it straight off to find Mr. Aldric, or Isocrates as I should say, again or are you going to stay and enjoy our fair city a while longer? I must recommend the later, from what I’ve heard of your story, your group must need a break of some kind.”I nodded in agreement, “My thoughts exactly, but I have something special planned actually.”Sieghild nodded, “So you’ve been saying for the past few days, but are you ever going to tell us what exactly we’re doing?”I smiled, “Well, I was looking around the local area and I saw that the druidic grove to the northeast offers several attractions for visitors…” As I explained about the hot springs I could see the group was pleased with the idea. Veila staged a mock argument with Aimèe for “keeping this from her,” and Sieghild and Siegbert started taking notes on what to buy for the trip. After making our plans for the future and finishing the secondo, we enjoyed the “formaggio e frutta” which was a serving of fresh grapes with a side of a pale white cheese, entirely different from the one served with the antipasto. As we were dining on this, a few elven children came up to our table and were picked up and greeted one by one by the King. I gleaned that they were evidently his nieces and nephews. I was content to sit back and watch the family until the littlest one came up to me and asked me to tell him the story of how I became a hero. Soon all of them were begging me for the story and the entire table was egging me on. So I caved and told them a sufficiently cleaned up version of the story that evidently met with everyone’s approval.
>>27919036After I finished the story, the various nieces and nephews thanked me and scurried off. I was finally beginning to be convinced that the meal was over when in came the dolce, this desert course was a massive cake that was almost the size of the table itself. I spent a lot of that meal watching Felìcita reunite with distant relations, all of whom commented on how much she had matured and changed over the short time. I also met one or two of her former instructors who practically begged me to tell them how I got Felìcita to listen to me. I simply said that I couldn’t really tell them but it involved teaching her exactly what discipline means.After indulging in far too much of the cake, to my relief the next course consisted of a caffè, a hot drink composed of some sort of bean that grew locally. It was quite pleasant and invigorated me a fair bit. As we drank it, we discussed Siegbert’s efforts at creating alchemical fire. He said that he had several standard alchemical fires made and even got a priest to bless some of them, hopefully they would be extra effective against the undead. Finally came another specialty drink known as the digestive, this one was a harder alcohol rather than a wine, produced from pomace. After we drank it we began to thank everyone for their hospitality and got ready to leave.Overall the meal was excellent, but I had to admit that I was relived when it was over. I never thought that there was such a thing as too much food, after all you should eat when you can, but a single elven feast managed to change my mind. We were offered rooms in the royal palace, which we gratefully accepted and when I found my bed I simply threw off my clothes and collapsed on top of the sheets and passed out.
By the way, who is here currently? Its been a while since the last thread died so just curious who found this again.
>>27919086I am here, lurking.
>>27919232Good. I was about to consider abandoning the thread and trying again later.
>>27919086I told you I would always be here.I- I'm not implying anything, okay?
>>27919052The next morning I was awakened by Veila’s gasps of surprise. It took me a while to work out what happened, but evidently Aimèe had wound up taking some professional offence to the way the palace’s maids conducted their business. She wound up making a bet that she “could turn Veila here into a better maid than they were by the next morning. Evidently a considerable sum was bet on it. And so, over her protests, Veila was dressed up in a maid’s outfit and taught by Aimèe how to serve as a maid. And thus she wound up walking in this morning to see me completely nude and laying face down on the bed. As her gasp woke me up, I only compounded the problem by rolling over. She was speechless for a moment before she overcame her surprise and her more traditional flirtatious personality emerged. “Well,” she said with a smile, “I can see why Aimèe always volunteers to help you with your armor, why if I had my way –“As I began to try to cover myself, Aimèe rushed into the room. “Veila! We’re not supposed to be flirting now! Maids and servants aren’t supposed to notice that sort of thing. We’re supposed to be working now! Remember our bet?”“It was your bet. And anyways I’m just –“>Captcha: Augustus Oginter. My next Roman character?
>>27919257Of course not.
>>27919344With a smack to the head Aimèe put an end to that line of thought. She then turned to me sweetly, “I’m sorry my lord, can we help you get ready this morning?I decided that there are worse things than being dressed by two beautiful young women, so I allowed Aimèe and Veila to do so. To Aimèe’s credit, she remains as dedicated to her job as she was when she was only a maid, and she took her job seriously, dressing me with little fuss. She even slapped Veila’s hands away several times when they came a bit to close for pure professionalism. In the end, I was fully dressed and armored. I thanked the ladies and even slipped a gold piece in their apron pockets. “Thank you ladies, I look forward to your services again.”Aimèe and Veila giggled at that and left to find something else to do before the bet was lost, leaving me with the rest of the day free.
>>27919398I decided to check on the preparations the other’s were making for their trip to the Druidic Grove. After all we were leaving in a few days so if they needed help getting ready I needed to know now. To my delight I learned from the palace servants that Martina, Sieghild, and Felìcita went out together to go shopping that morning. It was good to see them beginning to really get along and it took a load of my shoulders. I also had learned that Captain Rina had decided to spend the day taking care of some last minute paperwork and other city guard details that had to be finished before she left the city with us. As I was about to go find something to do in the city, a booming voice came from behind me, “Ah! Sir Knight! Just the man I was hoping to see.”I turned around and saw a beaming Siegbert running up to me, “Sir Knight, just the man I wanted to see! Hey, we should go get a drink. There’s a quiet bar near here that just started importing beer. We should grab one and talk.”It was early afternoon, but the way he said “talk” made me think that this wasn’t purely about the alcohol. As such I readily agreed and we went to a quiet tavern known as “The Silver Hawk.” We ordered a beer each and sat down in a quiet booth where we wouldn’t be bothered.
>>27919086Lurking here as well.In middle of killing space jews.
>>27919086That Finn here, going to catch some sleep, but before that I am going to read your stuff. Going to check the thread in the morning.
>>27919086Here. Still no idea what it might be besides Mind Control.
>>27919725Hey. I said you were almost right, but still a fair bit off. There was one guy towards the end of the last thread who was nearly spot on, but I never saw his post until it was too late.In a while I'll probably just explain it out of the story.>>27919693A pleasure to see you again.>>27919672>>27919639Thanks for reading!
>>27919759was it the insurance guy?Can't remember if you replied to him or not.
This is by far the best thing I have seen in a very long time. Keep it up mate.
>>27919621It was early afternoon, but the way he said “talk” made me think that this wasn’t purely about the alcohol. As such I readily agreed and we went to a quiet tavern known as “The Silver Hawk.” We ordered a beer each and sat down in a quiet booth where we wouldn’t be bothered. We made some small talk for a while before Siegbert sighed and set down his tankard, or his stein as he insisted on calling it. “So, Sir Knight,” he began, “What are your intentions towards my sister? I’ve heard a little bit of talk about an ‘arrangement’ but by the stones, I have no idea what that means for her.”I really should have expected this, but it was a bit of a surprise anyways. I looked Siegbert in the eyes and saw that he wouldn’t be dissuaded from this course, so I answered him honestly, “I intend to treat Sieghild as best as I can without breaking anyone’s heart.” I explained a little about the arrangement that had developed between Martina, Sieghild, and Felìcita, coloring slightly under the intense gaze of the dwarf. When I was finished Siegbert sighed. “I guess that’s okay. I don’t like it – ““I can't say I really care for it a lot either. It doesn’t seem really… fair to the girls. But I don’t know any better way of going about it. I don’t want to break any of their hearts, so I guess the only thing I can do is be as honest and open about things as possible and try to keep this fragile thing together.”
>>27919840Not that one.
>>27919887To my surprise and gratitude, Siegbert stopped glaring at me. He set down his drink and sighed again, “You’re a decent man Sir Knight. It’s a pity there aren’t more of you, both for this situation and the world in general. I suppose that as long as Sieghild’s okay with it, so am I. But let me tell you this, you mistreat her and I’ll dissolve your dick in acid. Okay?”“I’d sooner die than mistreat her, but the point is still made. I have to say I’m a little surprised. I thought Sieghild was the protective sibling.”“Heh. We watch out for each other, although Sieghild rarely notices me helping her out.”“Oh? What do you mean?”“Well, I tend to watch out for her in more subtle ways. There was this one time back when Sieghild was in the militia – ““Didn’t know she was.”“Yeah, she doesn’t talk about it much. Evidently she lost a few people and hasn’t really let go of them, but that’s not my story to talk about. My story is about what I did to one of her coworkers who wouldn’t stop harassing her. Want to hear it?”
>>27919639>In middle of killing space jews.Doing God's work, keep it up man.
>>27919925>''You mistreat her and I’ll dissolve your dick in acid. Okay?''Now there's our Siegbert!
>>27919931We're going to lose the planet but we'll make them pay for it.
>>27919925>Siegbert getting his time to shineThis can only lead to good things.
>>27919909Martina latched onto the knight because recent events have left her emtionally extemely vulnerable, and being a dragon she subconsciously projects her desires onto the people around her, causing them to seek the same (the same mechanism that causes people to seek out a dragon's hoard, only in this case applied to a human).
>>27920028And here I thought it was an interesting game.
>>27919976>>27919993He hasn't had nearly enough time lately. I'm going to fix that.
>>27920013This event is kind of nice, even though it would be better if there was more mobs. Hopefully they'll get a few more levels at the next planet.
>>27920182I'm in need for some mindless entertainment. Warframe is, by far, one of the most mindless things I have right now.
>>27920271May as well play CoD. At least that game is fun.
>>27920320I'm tired of CoD series though... And BF series... I would play the hell out of something like Shattered Horizon if it had larger playerbase.
>>27920415Maybe Firefall? I don't play anymore but it was fun for a while.
Sorry, this section is longer than I thought and I have some errands around the house to do. Thanks for your patience.
>>27919086Lurkan, just found the thread as I was doing shit earlier and hanging around /vg/
>>27920597All good. We're just bullshitting until then.>>27920575Liked the art style they went with for that game. But man, I thought the grind for Warframe was bad, it feels worst in Firefall. I'll have to keep waiting for Titanfall it seems. Any opinions on Path of Exile?
>>27919925“By all means! Go ahead.”“Right, so… Sieghild was in the Hammerburg Militia, she was a young footman at the time and I was merely a boy helping out in Father’s tavern. Now she had this fellow footman, a big, red haired, strong as an ox dwarf named Michi. Now Michi was a real piece of work. He would get into fights on his time off and harass women, any woman really. Every time he would come into our tavern, get drunk, and start to harass Sieghild. Now, normally this sort of thing would get him kicked out of the militia, but he evidently had family in the Schatten Gilde so no one wanted to cross him and my father didn’t want to risk his family’s lives by refusing him service in our tavern.So I was sitting there each night watching this Michi bastard get drunk without paying for a drink and then go up to my sister, slap her on the ass and ask how his little sparring partner was doing and if she missed the feel of his weapon. I naturally was getting sick of it. One night Michi went too far, he ripped off Sieghild’s dress and lifted her up for the whole tavern to see. So that night I snuck out of bed early, got dressed in the dark, and ran down to the craftsman’s guild. I found the one alchemist still working and I offered him everything I had in exchange for the knowledge of how to get revenge on Michi. The alchemist thought for a moment, and accepted under some conditions. I would be his apprentice and I would bring him extra beer from the tavern. So over the next few months, I slowly continued to sneak out at night and creep down to the craftsman’s guild with extra beer from that day. Over time, I learned beginnings of the science of alchemy. Soon I was competent enough to get some revenge. The next time Michi came to our tavern to drink, I slipped a little something extra in his drink. The next day I snuck down to the militia headquarters to watch the show.
>>27920652Path of Exile is what Diablo 3 ought to have been. Whether or not it's Diablo 2 standard is up to you.It also has a Scottish Muscle Wizard.
>>27920710Now Michi had somehow managed to get the position of Corporal and was using his authority to make the footmen do extra practice that day. I sat there, listening and waiting. Michi began to bellow his orders, ‘Footmen, attention! Footmen face… Right!’And then it happened. Michi was bellowing the next instruction and suddenly his voice went from the deep booming voice he had before to a squeak. He stopped, put his had up to his face and then tried again. Again nothing more than a squeaky high pitched voice came out. There was a murmuring amongst the footmen by now. Michi tried to order them to silence, but again his voice came out as high pitched as before. The murmuring turned to a chuckling. Michi got up on a nearby podium and tried to bellow them into compliance with his squeaky voice. And then phase two of my surprise started. Small red wisps began to float away from his face. At first they were barely noticeable but as they grew in number it became hard to ignore. It took a few moments for everyone to realize what was happening, but when it did the chuckling from before became a roaring laugh. Michi was losing his beard.
>>27920729Michi tried to regain control through his commands, he did, but it was too late. With his beard almost entirely disappeared and still falling out, his voice squeaky as a child’s or a woman’s, he was a rather comical sight for anyone who knew him before. As he was losing control of the footmen, he resorted to trying to regain control the only way he knew how, with violence. However as he was trying to beat people into compliance he discovered the third part of my little surprise. You see, dwarves have this mushroom can put a person into a coma if eaten, however if properly prepared and diluted, it can relax the body’s muscles. It is the main ingredient used in the Schatten Gilde knockout drug that you already know about. I put a little of that into the mix. Not enough to knock him out, but just enough to relax his muscles and reduce his coordination. So Michi’s blows only managed to amuse the footmen around him.Now Michi might have managed to get away with his dignity intact if it weren’t for what happened next. As he was shrieking in his new voice, his beard entirely gone at this point, and flailing ineffectually, the sergeant came out. Now the sergeant was a strong woman named Heidi who wasn’t the type of person to brook nonsense, but when she came out and saw Michi she started to crack up. And there Michi made his last mistake, he took a swing at Sergeant Heidi. It didn’t have enough strength behind it to even bruise her cheek, but it did connect. So Sergeant Heidi stops laughing, picks Michi up by the scruff of his neck and starts to haul him inside the station. A few seconds later she comes out to grab a spare uniform belt and returns inside without a word. A few seconds later everyone in the area begins to hear Michi’s shrieks of pain and begins to crack up with laughter again.
>>27920729>losing his beardHoly fuck>capatcha: Lord IotiawI likes this name
>>27920752As everyone was laughing at Michi, I heard more laugher from behind me. I turned around and saw my father and the alchemist who taught me standing there. I stammered, ‘Huh? What are you two – I mean what can I help you with father and who is this man with you?’Father chuckled at me, ‘This man, is actually a good friend of mine. He came to me the day after you approached him and told me what you offered. Naturally I agreed to let him teach you.’I boggled at the two of them, ‘Huh? But why did I have to keep creeping around at night if you were okay with it?’The alchemist shrugged ‘I wanted to test your dedication to the craft.’Father chimed in, ‘And I wanted to see how far you would go to protect your sister. I’m proud of you son. Don’t get me wrong, we’ll talk about you offering the extra beer out without my permission later, but I am proud of you. And now that you’ve accomplished this, I think we can reschedule your hours at the tavern so you can do a full apprenticeship. How does that sound?’And that’s the story of how I defended my sister’s honor and became an alchemist.”
>>27920712Fair enough, I'll put it on to the download queue.
>>27920828To give you a brief lowdown, here's some stuff you ought to know (based on my experiences up to the end of chapter 2)1) there's no money, vendors buy and sell with magic scrolls/orbs and their fragments2) skills are gained via equipable gems, and level up independantly, regardless of use.3) leveling up grants passive skills, and the passive skill tree is fucking gigantic.
Have to run a few errands be back soon.
>>27919086english ca/tg/irl here
So the dwarves have put new enchantments on his armor. I wonder what little marks the other girls will leave on it?
>>27921499aside from yaknow?
Daily reminder that Rina is a used up Russkie toy.
>>27921632Daily reminder that we all know you only keep bringing that up because it's your fetish.Also now I have to go rewatch that hentai. It should've gotten more than two episodes, damn it!
>>27921632Daily reminder that you're probably wrong.
>>27921250I'm surprised you are reading this kind of genre.
>>27921695episodes 2 sucks man.and i mean the bad kind of suck.
>>27921847What kinda girl doesn't like knights in shining armor?
>>27921869I know, damn it. I was hoping for a return to the quality of the first episode in the later ones.
>>27921847why wouldn't I? Theres a dashing hero, who makes a effort not to shit on any of the girls feelingsthat right there makes this better than any romance novel ive ever encountered
>>27921925Wait wait, even romance novels make the guy into a fuckwad asshole?
>>27921954Well yeah, that seems to be the thing nowadays, judging by the likes of Twilight and 50 Shades of Grey.
>>27921954Of course they do. Not without reason that everyone assumes that's what woman want.
>>27921954oh yeah, so very much
This knowledge saddens me
>>27922094Don't be sad, anon, we have good people like KotR to provide what we need.
>>27921250>>27921847>>27921885>>27921925>>27921954>>27921977>>27921999>>27922025>MFW I'm comparing favorably to actual romance novels. >MFW I have no appropriate reaction image.>Have another Knight instead.
>>27921695>>27921632>mfw this shit againReally though, could you stop bringing this shit up please. We've past the part you're still jerking it over, and I would like to keep reading without having to pause everytime you show up to go hit the heavy bag.
Well... I'm back from my errand, but I need to run off to work for an hour our two. I'll be posting later, and I now have both a Twitter and DA page where you can follow me for updates.
>>27921977>>27921999>>27922025everything i knew about that genre was a lie.>>27921925its more of uhm... you know what nevermind.
>>27922397Havea good one, sir knight.It's 0:40 in Bongland, so I'll see you in the morning.
>>27922259Get your shit in order.
>>27922418Whatever, I just asked if he would stop. Which is rather stupid on 4chan, but it's better than just being a dick about it.
>>27922402>its more of uhm... you know what nevermind.its a bit of a male power fantasy, having all those women fawning over you?
>>27922618And you need to learn to separate reality from imagination.
>>27922763That's not a problem, but as I said, we're past that point of the story. He's just posting it to be an ass.
>>27922618>>27922259Wow, I didn't realize my posts ruined your reading experience so much, like how dem Russkies ruined the fair cap'n for marriage. I'm really sorry. For the Knight. No way he can compete with the mighty Tzar Cannon. Poor Rina...
>>27922862Apparently it is. No sane person destroys property over imaginary people.
>>27922990It wasn't because of the story itself, it brought back some unpleasant memories is all. Anyway, I'm going to do what I should have done from the beginning and just go back to lurking and ignore you assholes.
>>27923101Oh look. You just described what I said you obviously had problems with! Argument over. See professional help.
>>27920415My god why do people have to mention Shattered Horizon, that game played so beautifully, ran so beautifully and was a magnificent game to look at too. I am so disappointed that it has no players, because I absolutely adore the thing.
>>27923243Man. I got like some 200 hours for that game. It would have been more if I didn't keep running into the same like 50 people...
>>27923313I feel you bro, I feel you so hard.
>>27922699I was/am worried about this myself. I got myself set in this path but I didn't/don't want my work to be inaccessible to a female reader. Thus it was a pretty big relief to see some ca/tg/irls in my audience.
>>27923341The only reason I never picked up that game was that it was the first games that required that you upgrade from XP to Vista and no game was worth Vista.
>>27924012While it's impossible to please everyone, as long as you don't degrade your female characters for no reason you should be fine for the masses.
>>27924012I'm male, so my opinion may not count for much, but I'm trying to judge the writing purely objectively. So far, you're doing a damn sight better than the romance 'novels' I've seen disgracing the name of literature. Sometimes I DO get a little carried away though, like when there's evil smiting to be done... Or when I'm salivating over the prospect of Dragon Knights, Shadow Walkers and various Elven/Dwarvern prestige classes...Also: Hi. I'm here for all of ten seconds, seeing as how it's 3AM and I'm off to the soft embrace of my bed.My god, I'm ever more jealous of Sir Knight now... Imagine being able to fall asleep in that cuddle-pile. Even without lewdings.
>>27922699exactly.>>27924012it is quite entertaining when in written in fiction, real life however.. well lets just say being the youngest and the only male sibling in a big family is not fun.
>>27920772>all this riffraff>no love for SiegbertFuck all of you
>>27924799it would be nice to read the journal of Seigbert, his reactions of knight and his gals.
Ugh... I'm back. Writing resumes soon.>>27924799Thanks for noticing the story!>>27924543Hey Britfag. Its been a while. Also I'm jealous and I wrote this story. I want a harem to cuddle with...
>>27924799After this recent story with him, I'm liking him more and more.
>>27920772As his story finished, I sat back and applauded Siegbert who was beaming with pride. “Nicely done Siegbert! Can I ask what happened to Michi afterwards?”“Don’t know, My surprise wore off after a few hours but it must have taken him forever to grow that beard back. I think he resigned the border guard and left Hammerburg after that day though. I don’t think he ever figured out what happened to him.”“Heh. And Sieghild never heard about this?”“Nah. I didn’t want her to be concerned about me when I was doing it and there was never a good time for me or Father to really bring it up afterwards. She was already worried enough about me being an alchemist without her thinking that I was doing it for her somehow.”“Well, I can’t promise never to slap her ass, but I will treat her as well as I can.”“You know Sir Knight, I really didn’t need to hear that first part.”“Sorry.”We spent the rest of the early afternoon drinking and swapping stories before we decided to head out to check on the girls. After meeting with them, we finished making last minute purchases for our upcoming trips and then returned to the palace for another good dinner, fortunately for our stomachs, it was far smaller than the prior night’s meal.
Hold up. Just taking a moment to recharge. Be back soon.
>>27926673>>27919693 I'm back, Good stuff you have written.
Might as well bump
I'm going to bed, doesnt look like knight will be back tonight.
>>27927942>>27927924Yeah. Sorry. I got a small case of writer's block. I'm producing but it is going slow. Hopefully I'll get another post in tonight but I wouldn't wait up for it.
>>27927992Should i archive it for you?
>>27927992dude, you've been churning out awesome at a stupidly fast rate, you can afford to take a break, we'll be here when you get back
>>27928008I'd be incredibly grateful. You never know sometimes how these threads go.
>>27926015The next day started out the same as the day prior, with me being woken by maids Aimèe and Veila. Evidently their competition with the local palace maids went into overtime. The two young women helped me dressed and then served me breakfast in the rooms small dining corner. I sat eating for a while and enjoyed the show of the two of them cleaning my room in the attractive maid’s outfits they wore. After they were done, Veila tried to chat me up about “how I enjoyed the show,” but Aimèe shooed her out, saying that she had to deal with the kitchen about my dishes. As she was about to follow her, she turned to me and bowed, “By your leave my lord?”To my surprise I found myself shaking my head, “Actually Aimèe, I wanted to talk to you a bit.”She looked surprised, but sat down across the table from me, “What can I help you with, Sir Knight?”“Nothing much. I just wanted to check in on you and see how you were doing. Its been a while since we last just talked.”Aimèe smiled, “I think the last real conversation the two of us had was about that chain shirt, and you spent most of the time lecturing me.”“Heh, yeah I guess I did. At least I got you to stop dressing like… well like Veila. Speaking of which, how has she been doing? I noticed that you were kinda taking her under your wing as it were. I saw you trying to sell her on the real chain shirt in the market and I’ve seen you try to keep her focused on work lately. Do you think you can make something out of her?”“Not quite. I think she can make something of herself though.”I raised my eyebrows in surprise, “Oh? What do you mean by that?”
>>27930702Aimèe shrugged, “Well… she recently lost two of her very close friends. She doesn’t show it much, actually if I’m honest she doesn’t show it at all, but she felt it deep down. She knows on some level that she should change the way she’s been doing things, but hasn’t quite got the changes down yet. I’ve been on both sides of that particular battle, so I figured that I’d help her out a little. Give her some friendly advice and prodding when needed.”“That’s… that’s amazingly kind of you Aimèe. Thank you for helping her.”“Sir Knight, its nothing…”“No, it’s not nothing. You’re taking someone under your care and giving them advice and help that may very well save their life. You should feel proud of yourself. Hells, I feel proud of you.”“T-thank you Sir Knight, I’m flattered. I –“At that point a large crash came from down stairs. Aimèe turned to me and sighed. “That would be Veila probably. I should go see if everything is okay. Thank you again for the kind words, Sir Knight.”As she was heading for the door I stopped her, “I do enjoy your company, you know. We shouldn’t let it be so long between conversations in the future, okay? But we’ll have more than enough time to catch up on the trip to the druidic grove. I’ll see you later, right?”Aimèe beamed at me, “I’ll be there! See you later!”
>Have a small update.>Related note: Insomnia sucks.>Trying to go back to bed now... see you in the morning.
crap, can't believe i missed a thread and a half
>>27930724looking forward for more!also i think you beat the record on the fastest updates for writefaggotry! Congratulations!
It makes me a little worried and sad when I think about the harem...#1 is that most people are not liking it ( not even the knight himself)#2 I worry if the girls can even learn to accept it and not destroy this harem/fellowship#3 I hope the knight can love them deeply and caringly enough as if each were just his only wife (and then possibly make this less... awkward.)I hope you have a plan KOtR
>>27932246it's not impossible to love several persons, and depending of the culture, nor morally or socially reprehensible.What is almost universally reprehensible is being a liar or irresponsible, which the Knight is not.
>>27932246I think it's good that the Knight is thinking about all this seriously, it makes him a great deal more likeable than most harem protagonists.Hopefully they will all come to appreciate the arrangement as something good given time.
>>27932514Oh I wasn't worried about the knights honor or anything, I just don't want see this end tragedy...
>>27932973* in tragedy
Shit it's already 2 AM, thought tonight was gonna be a lucky one. Following past experiences, Knight will promptly resume posting the moment I go to bed. Shitshitshitshitshit
>>27933377It is about 8.30 A.M. in Knightland, so I presume you are right.
>>2793348318:30 over here.Who needs sleep, anyway?
>>27933497>>27933377Sleep when you're dead
>>27930713I spent the afternoon running around town, helping my various party members with last minute errands that they needed to do before we departed for the Druidic Grove tomorrow. I had to help Siegbert find about a dozen rare herbs and components in the marketplace, Maritna needed to track down some rare inks for her scrolls, and everyone needed some help choosing cold weather gear for the upcoming winter and our eventual trek into Omrachena Zemli.That evening, I took both Aimèe and Veila out to a play, I hadn’t spent much time with either of them lately and I felt they deserved a treat. The play was named The Tragedy of Basile. It was about a young nobleman, the titular Basile, who fell in love with two women. Over the course of the play, his inability to choose between them drove him mad and he wound up committing suicide rather than leave either girl. Aimèe and Veila got quite into the play, crying and cheering where appropriate. I, on the other hand, was struggling the whole time to stay silent, balancing both the desire to rage at the play with the desire to laugh out loud. Seriously only two women? Some people don’t know how lucky they have it… After the play, we returned to the palace for a farewell banquet and got ourselves packed for tomorrow, where we are expected to leave for the trip to the druidic groves. It is going to be a short day’s ride to the docks at the Fiume River where we will meet with Captain Bonface of the Appât Flottant and travel upriver to the grove. It is expected to be a decently paced and enjoyable journey. Lets hope that it turns out that way.
>>27934099shit, you got on the boatYou never get on the boat.
Did somebody mention boats?I think somebody mentioned boats.
>>27934188>I want to get off the Sea God's Wild Ride.jpg
>>27934099did they put that play on because of Sir Knight being there?
>>27934134>>27934188>>27934205I don't get it
>>27934361Basically, the Berserk manga's retardedly slow updates have combined with a pointless filler arc about all the characters on a boat finding an island with an evil sea god.It has been going on for years now, and has literally no purpose in regards to the main plot.
>>27934188Wait a minute... My memory has gone a little rusty, but I think I got the essentials>Guts was arrested by a female soldier, who later became one of his followers and more docile than usual>A witch who obviously likes Guts>Young kid who has some thieving skillsOkay, maybe I'm being a little too ridicilous here.
>>27934412>>27934383>>27934205>>27934188>>27934134Inb4 Sir Knight puts the hot spings on a island, just to fuck with us.
>>27934099Yay, Knight is back.> Squeeee
>>27934577yeah, really gonna be dissapointed if it turns out to be anything but a massive hamfest
>>27934188Never saw it. Sorry about the delay, took a nap to catch up on sleep a little.
>>27937198Grabbing lunch then back to writing.
>>27937294Huzzaa!captcha: warm cunteso
>>27937294Reporting in! I am going to start to be a namefag just for this thread! Keep up the good work!
>>27937456One of us! One of us! One of us!
>>27937456>>27938100Don't make this into a circlejerk. We need new blood.
>>27938163We seem to have 4 or 5 regulars, including me, the finn and the pumpkin smashing guy.Not much we can do about attracting new people, either they like it or they dont
>>27938253Namefags also turn people away. Faster than anything else, really.
>>27938264Fine, happy now?
>>27938253this guy has it right>>27938264They can be bro as fuck, but people will still see it as trying to make it exclusive.return to your anonymous state, I beg of you.When any extended effort of any kind (be it a quest or writefaggotry) hits the stage where it attracts namefags, or people putting on names, it tends to stagnate and/or go to shit.
>>27938264Also, tripfags who do not need to, or any avatarfags are 100X worse than namefags
>>27938320I trust that I'm under the "need to" category?
>>27938338Yes, otherwise some dickhead could just post and pretend to be you. (We need to be sure its the right dickhead)
>>27938264I am just going to namefag to inform that I am lurking. No need to worry about me posting all the time.
>>27934099Dear Journal,Well the trip was interesting to say the least. We departed that morning from Albero Città to head Fiume River docks. As we traveled through the woods, we could see the signs of winter beginning to show, snow was falling, many animals disappeared for hibernation, and sapient creatures like us began to bundle up. Martina herself evidently required two bearskin coats for herself, I had to remind myself that she was a fire dragon and that the relatively mild cold would be indescribably worse for her. I had my campaigning cloak on and the rest of the party had purchased elven-style winter cloaks in Albero Città. Fortunately now that we could travel by the roads, the trip to the Fiume took about a day. We rested in a coaching inn near the river for a night then in the morning left to meet Captain Boniface. Captain Boniface turned out to be a frail looking human man who spent too much time paying attention to the attractive women in my party, but was otherwise amicable. He informed us that it was expected to be a three day trip upriver to the Druidic Groves, that we had guest rooms prepared for us and, this part was clearly aimed at the ladies of our party, “should those prove insufficient, I’d happily allow you access to my personal cabin.”
>>27938403Forgot the pic.
>>27938356That's perfectly alright as long as you ditch the name right afterwards.
>>27938403The attractions of Captain Boniface aside, the trip was relatively pleasant that first day. I started out the trip that morning with a good game of Chess with Martina which taxed my abilities with the game to the fullest, I wound up winning one of the three games we played. Afterwards to warm up I did a bit of light sparring with Sieghild and Rina on the main deck. It was surprisingly more effective than my usual sparring sessions, having to switch my style from countering the solid, powerful, but less mobile Sieghild to fending off the mobile and quick Rina was effective at keeping me on my toes. Eventually the two of them wound up teaming up to finish me off, Sieghild pushed my blade aside while Rina tried to tackle me, with her clinging to my torso my balance was off, leaving Sieghild open to knock my legs out from under me. When I looked up, Rina and Sieghild were straddling me, Rina at my chest and Sieghild at my legs, effectively pinning me. I smiled at them, “Well done ladies! Well done! I didn’t see that coming!”Rina smiled as she panted and heaved from the exertion, “Yeah. It was a little improvised. Give me a moment to sit here and catch my breath, okay?”
A wild Errand appears!Knight of the Realm used Procrastinate!Its not very effective...Errand uses deadline!Its super effective!Knight of the Realm fainted!>Sorry guys, I should be back in two to thre hours. Questions, comments, and commentary are appreciated. Shouldn't be longer than that.
>>27938686Sorry about how flakey my schedule has been today.
>>27938718shit happens, brosef
>>27938686Just do your stuff, we shall wait. Quality writing trumps the wait!
Central Texas21story's great, one of /tg/'s better stories
>>27938686>>27938718you are doing fine, only in infestesimally small number of people could have written so much, in short a time from a fairly basic prompt, while working 2 jobs. le alone a good oneyou sir are a god among men
>>27938686c'est la vieHope things go well for you!
>>27938789Another central texas person? I'm from lampasas. Let me guess, Austin?
>>27940454Moody!Bumfuck nowhere, closest WalMart is 30 miles away
>>27941188America: Where you can measure civilization distance to the closest WalMart
>>27938748>>27938770I'm back.>>27938843Technically its only one semi-full time job and a side job that only gets me a few hours a week, but thanks!
>>27938305Damn you anon. Why did I laugh so hard.Also, good to see another frozen anon from the north strong and free who posted in a previous thread.
>>27941637And in Canada we do it by the distance you can carry a bag of milk before your arms are too tired to continue.
>>27941793How'd you know i was Canadian?
>>27941760Britfag here. Sleep be damned, it's 3AM and I'm staying up to hear the continuing saga of the Knight and his harem. Keep up the excellent work!
>>27941862Where in canada is that? I live in alberta and ive NEVER seen a bag of milk, but i hear about them all the time
>>27941873Exactly, it's saturday and I have nothing to get up for in the morning, need my KotR fix!
>>27941871I was just commenting that another Canadian posted in the last thread and I was impressed. I am surprised I got the right anon as well.
>>27941888In Ontario. On the west coast we get bottled milk like everyone else.When I was out east for University I had to buy a special container to hold the bagged milks.
>>27941908Yeah, i had to drop the namefagging because mcnofun said so
>>27938648Rina smiled as she panted and heaved from the exertion, “Yeah. It was a little improvised. Give me a moment to sit here and catch my breath, okay?”As we were sitting there in that rather compromising position, who should come out but Captain Boniface. Seeing us he raised his eyebrows and chimed in, “Well ladies, if you’re looking for another sparring partner after your knight… tires out, I’m always available…”Sieghild and Rina politely declined the Captain’s offer. Sieghild shrugged and said, “We’re just about done for the day anyways.”Captain Boniface chuckled and gave the women what he probably thought was a winning grin, “A pity… I was just looking for a –“I slid Rina and Sieghild off me gently and stood up and picked up my blade, “I suppose if you’re looking for a fight, I could oblige…”Captain Boniface visibly winced at the thought, “…No, no. I wasn’t looking for a fight, I was looking for a way to help out. But if you’re done I’ll just get back to the ship,” and with that he scurried off.Sieghild shook her head as he departed, “Disgusting man.”I shrugged, “I don’t care for the way he looks at you. Still, he has his uses, at the very least he seems to be a competent Captain and host. The rooms he’s given us have been good and from the smell of things, the chefs know what they’re doing too.”The chefs were even better than I thought, and after a great meal we retired to our cabins for the night and I let the peaceful rocking of the ship put me to sleep.
>>27941997It was the next day when things got interesting. It started out normal with a good breakfast followed by another few rounds of chess with Martina. I had just started my sparring sessions with Sieghild and Rina when one of the sailors who were clearing snow off the deck turned and shouted “By the Gods… we’re under attack!”I turned to look at what the sailor saw and to my surprise and horror it was a group of raiders, a mix of two giants and a dozen humans. The two giants were hefting boulders large enough to make our lives seriously shorter should they hit us. As they hurled them at us I ducked, only to be surprised when they looked like they wouldn’t hit me. Too late I realized my mistake, they weren’t aiming at us. They were aiming at the ship.
Was this thread supposed to already have been archived?
>>27942014What if we now have giants in our harem?
>>27942037I'm not sure how the mechanics of that would work...
>>27942048snoo snoo always works.
>>27942014Up until that day I had never been in a shipwreck and if this is typical of them, I never want to again. The boulders struck the ship and completely snapped it in to three pieces which immediately collapsed into the frigid water. I thought to myself, “Lucky I’m using my equipment for this sparring practice. It means I’m armed and armored and ready to go.” Then I realized. Being armored may not be as much of an advantage as normal when you’re on a sinking ship. Unfortunately the ships were sinking too fast for the crew to reach the life boats. Fortunately there was a lot of rope on the deck. I turned to Sieghild, “How are you at throwing that axe?”She looked at me curiously, “It’s not balanced for throwing, but I can probably hit a target with it. What do you need me to hit?I lifted the rope. “Tie this on the handle. Then try to hit something sturdy. We’re going to need to pull ourselves over with the rope; I don’t think we’re going to be swimming in our armor.”She nodded, “Good idea,” and proceeded to hurl her axe into a tree on the riverbank near the raiders.By then we were under water and sinking fast. As I looked up I could see others of the crew swimming to safely including most of my party so I set about following the rope to the shore. As I was about to reach the shallows, I saw a glimpse of red drifting down river underwater. I was horrified to see that it was Martina, I remembered that she had been in her cabin at the time, but I thought she would have been able to get out of there already. I looked closer and saw that she wasn’t moving, the shock of the cold water must have made her pass out. She wouldn’t live without someone to rescue her.
>>27942048You get a running start.
>>27942318As such I did the only thing I could and went after her. Now trying to move underwater in heavy armor is almost impossible, but I was aided by the fact that I was already moving with the river and I could use driftwood and debris from the ship to catch myself on the current and make the distance, I managed to snag the edge of her heavy bear coat and pull her in closer to me. I then began to haul the two of us back up the rope towards shore.As I reached shore, I collapsed to my knees and began to try to regain as much of my breath as possible. As I looked up I could see everyone still fighting the raiders. I watched as Sieghild dodged around the single remaining giant and swung her axe into his calves, dropping him to a knee and allowing Rina to reach his vitals. The remaining human raider suddenly dropped his weapons and ran, saying something about not being paid enough for this. Sieghild turned to me and began scolding me for worrying her when I didn’t come up after her, but my concern was on Martina. She still hadn’t regained consciousness and was deathly cold, even by human standards. I looked up at the gathered party to take account of who was there, “Martina – near dead but here, Aimèe’s here, Sieghild’s here, Felìcita’s here, Veila is here, and Rina is here… where is Siegbert? Siegbert? Where are you?”From the other side of the river I heard someone call out, “I’m over here Sir Knight!”I turned around, sure enough a small collection of survivors amongst the crew were pulling themselves out of the river on the banks of the other side. Siegbert and Captain Boniface were amongst them.
>>27942553“How did you get over there, Siegbert?”“Sorry! I followed the rest of the crew and they had this ridiculous idea of heading away from the danger! How is everyone over there?”“Martina is in a real bad way. We need to find some shelter soon. Can you send help our way?”“Count on it Sir Knight! Keep everyone safe for me!”“Will do Siegbert. Will do.”With that I turned to Rina and Felìcita, “All right, you two know woodcraft the best. I need some form of shelter. If it’s taken by an animal, just kill it. We need to get Martina warm fast if there is any chance of her living. Hells, with the temperature out here the way it is, we might all need that shelter to live.”
>>27942572I dug through our possessions that I could find. Almost everything we own was soaked through and beginning to ice over in the wind, but I found one large blanket at the bottom of Martina’s bags that had managed to remain mostly dry. I quickly wrapped it around Martina’s frigid body and waited impatiently for Rina and Felìcita to return. Soon they came back and reported they had cleared out a bear den, I picked up Martina and carried her to the cave and inside it, ignoring the large, arrow filled bear corpse outside. As I set Martina on the ground, I told Rina and Felìcita to start a fire near the entrance for warmth.
>>27943061I knelt besides Martina and struggled to remember what my teachers had told me about preventing and surviving hypothermia. I remember the old grizzled sergeant who taught me wilderness survival. “Well first off boys, you need to know what to look for. In some cases when exposed to extreme cold a person can take to it funny. Look for someone who despite being cold suddenly stops shivering, breaths slowly or shallowly, feels tired, slurs their words, and gets clumsy. In some cases they even will fall unconscious. If your victim is unconscious, get a medic immediately. If a medic is unavailable, then you can try these steps. Now you’re all going to be brothers-in-arms and as such have nothing to hide from each other, which is a good thing because the first step here is to remove any wet clothes that the person may be wearing.” I remember everyone bursting into laughter at that bit, but the sergeant threatened to beat us senseless if we didn’t listen. I’ll have to remember to send him a letter to thank him for that. “You need to protect the victim from wind, drafts, and other things that can make them get colder with warm clothes, blankets, and the like. Then you should move the victim into a warm dry shelter as soon as possible. After that you should begin to rewarm the victim as soon as possible. Use warm blankets, and clothes. If nothing else is available you even should use your own body heat.” At this point the instructor had to stop to hit some students who couldn’t stop laughing with his baton. “Right, well then after that all you can do is wait for a real medic to show up or for the person to get better.”
>>27943087Right, so I need to remove wet clothes, protect the person against winds, move them to a shelter, and begin to rewarm them. I had done most of those already, but the remaining steps were going to be awkward. As I began to remove Martina’s clothing, I could hear Rina’s eyes bug out as she asked, “Wh-What are you doing Sir Knight?”“Rina, do you remember your survival training? Did they ever cover what to do in this case?”“…Ah yes. Sorry, I forgot about that for a moment…”“But you remember now, right?”“Yes, yes I do.”“Good, because I’m going to need help convincing everyone to help in rewarming Martina as is. Can you two go and explain what we’re going to need to do?”“What… you mean all of us?”“Martina is a fire dragon. She needs a lot more heat than a normal person does. Please Rina, I need your help to save Martina. Can you do this for me?”“I… all right Sir Knight. I’ll see what I can do.”“If you can’t convince them, I’ll speak to them myself, now go; Martina doesn’t have much time!”
Who is still here by the way?
I am good sir!
>>27943272Of course,this is the only thing I am currently looking forward to.
>>27943205Soon enough the women came in. Veila glared at me, “You know, if it wasn’t for the fact that this would be absolutely necessary I’d be really angry at you about now.”“I’m sorry about that. I’ll buy you all a nice dinner at the druidic groves. Now lets try to make this less awkward if possible,” with that said, I began to remove my armor and clothes. I could hear Sieghild gaps and ask, “What is this about?”As I continued to undress I answered, “Well. Sieghild, do you remember why I needed to remove Martina’s clothes?”“Because the wet clothes would only make her colder and… aww. Ours would do the same thing, right?”“That would be correct, Sieghild.”Aimèe gave me a look. “You know Sir Knight, if I didn’t know better I would suspect you of arranging this for your own benefit,” she sighed, “but I suppose you’re right. Veila, can you help me with this courset?”
>>27943448As everyone undressed, I got into the bearskin with Martina and pulled her icy body on top of me, a rather unpleasant experience truth be told. Worried, I held my hand to her mouth and was at least marginally relieved to feel shallow breathing still coming from her body. As the others began to get undressed and get in with us, I began to direct them, “Alright, Felìcita can you get on top of Martina? There that’s good. Aimèe can you come in beside me here so you can come up against Martina’s side? Perfect, well done. Sieghild, can you take the other side? Thank you. Now Veila and Rina can you two get on Aimèe and Sieghild so we can box Martina in a little? That’s great.” I realized that everyone in the room was glowering at me a little so I took the opportunity to thank them again, “I just wanted to say that I wouldn’t ask this if Martina’s life wasn’t on the line and I really, really appreciate your help in this matter. Thank you all. All right, the fire is going, we’re wrapped up. I’d say that you should try to get some rest if you can. I’ll stay up and watch the entrance and keep an eye on Martina.”
>>27943469I sat up waiting for hours, worrying about Martina. Eventually her body did warm up and her breath did stabilize but it was close there for a while. I almost relaxed for a while, then I heard her voice. “Sir Knight, why am I in the center of what appears to be an orgy and why shouldn’t I completely panic and shift into dragon form right now?”I hastily explained what had happened and what we needed to do to keep her alive. Martina blushed as she said, “Oh… thank you Sir Knight. I… Thank you.”I stroked her hair affectionately, “Just relax Martina. You still look a little under the weather. Just fall back asleep and enjoy the warmth.”As Martina laid her head back against me, I saw Felìcita look up groggily. “Was that Martina?” she said with a yawn.“Yeah it was. She’ll be okay. You can go back to sleep.”Felìcita nodded sleepily. “Good, as jealous as I am of her… I wouldn’t want her dead…” and with that she drifted off. I wondered if she would remember being up at all, let alone saying that when the morning came.So I relaxed a little. I laid my head back and thought to myself, “My life may have been hijacked by a quest to destroy some mythical artifact, but right now I’m literally falling asleep in a pile of naked and attractive women.” As Aimèe shifted in her sleep to move herself closer to me I concluded that thought with, “Life could certainly be much worse.”
>>27943469Where's that goddamn comfy image macro when you need it
>>27943272Lurking and reading.
>>27943674>So... any thoughts on that last bit?
>>27943704It's good, gonna make for a fun morning.
I can't help but think of this...>>27943704Good. I like how Sir Knight understands that some would see this as the holy grail, but he ignores those thoughts and insinuations, and focuses on the important stuff, like keeping Martina alive. He is the Knight all other knights should aspire to: Loyal, and willing to put himself in harm's way, time and time again, to keep his friends safe.>Infatuated detirmYes, captcha, the girls definitely are.
>>27943704Captain Boniface is going to walk in on them, isn't he?
>>27943704I'm greatly amused
>>27943918How long until everyone starts calling him 'bonerface'?
>>27944097right about now, I'd say.(thanks for the mental image, btw. sleep is for the weak)
>>27944097>>27944157And now its only a matter of time before someone takes the peg-faced pirates from Dr. McNinja and puts some quick pixilization over the wood...
>>27944234You're doing well, though at times the knight seems almost uncharacteristically unchivalrous. Still, he is just a man. I really hope everyone gets there pants back on before Siegbert shows up.
>>27944457Heh, wonder what he would think about his sister, the knight, and all of that.
Hold up a moment. This next bit might take a while to churn out. So grab a beer (or any other drink of your choice) and make yourselves comfortable.
>>27943899I can't believe how comfy that looks.
>>27945222those sheep are fucking fearless
>>27944665Ugh... This is taking longer than originally thought. My apologies.
>>27945490Take your time. Writting is hard yo.
>>27944665>>27945490>>27945944>>27946616...Yeah. I think I might be out of fuel for the night. I cant seem to get this next part down. I think I'll pick up again tomorrow. I should be back in the afternoon at the latest. I'll keep Twitter updated though.In the interim, feel free to post commentary! Its always enjoyable to read!Thanks for reading,Knight of the Realm
>>27946663have a good one, sir knight.Just woke up, and it seems like I have good timing.
>>27946663G'night, rest well.
Meanwhile in a far away realm there is a female wizard acompanied by a halfling swashbuckler , two dwarves shieldbearers, a human ranger and a drow pitfighter whom they just rescued from a slaver dominatrix.
>>27947668Hey, stop stealing my fantasys!
>>27947668Would be funny if she and the Knight met. They'd swap stories, trade notes, and become friendly harem rivals.
>>27947668>>27948028I'm more waiting for the inevitable point at the end where the knight shows back up at the bar that had us all tell him to rescue the dragon.
>>27947668And a druid who wildshapes into a human because his normal form is a kraken.
>>27948054A tabern called "the next morning" where we pay for the drinks of each others until fully intoxicated swear to make something that at first sound estupid. Unknown to everyone there is a magic effect over the place that gives luck and a compulsion to fullfill drunken oaths
>>27948524I would prefer something like a long forgotten, near powerless god whose last shrine had said tavern built over. All the eventual spilled booze serves as a sacrifice that grants enough power that gets expended on the odd drunken wager that binds the one who agrees to it.
>>27948543That is the best railroading excuse for a "you find yourself in the local tavern when SUDDENLY" campaign start i have ever heard.
>>27949047It ain't an adventure until dead gods are involved, I just sped up the process.I also may have been inspired by that mummy innkeeper thread that was around like a weekish ago.
I have a ton of errands to do today, but hopefully I'll be back this afternoon.
>>27951299We shall wait
>>27952956>>27953566>>27954946Thanks guys. Hopefully I'll be done in a little bit and I can get back to writing.
>>27954985I'd wait for ten thousand years just to see one of your posts.
>>27943674>*Sigh*>Alright /tg/ here's the next update.>I wanted to do this earlier, to space out the time until the druidic grove but the stupid plot and character developments got in the way so I inserted it here.>Sorry this took so long, I couldn't figure out how to write this properly last night and I'm still not sure how I like the end result.>So without further ado, I present the next part:http://pastebin.com/11QmDNgH
>>27955631Well that escalated quickly.
>>27955631Oh my.Was okay, decently written. To be honest the main problem was that it felt kind of like it came out of left field. You kind of need to add more buildup to your pastebin scenes in future I think, so they flow better from the rest of the story.
>>27955631Meh, I honestly felt like that didn't really mean anything or change much. Kind of just filler, sort of like how most movies will put in a pointless female nudity scene just to appeal to the young male demographicAlso, namefagging just to show i'm lurking.
>>27956068>>27955913Still there was that whole scene in the library and the cuddle pile and almost hyperthermia that rather added up.But more build-up couldn't hurt, I'm used to literary blue-balling
>>27955631Fantastic, just fantastic! I will now continue my lurking. Carry on good Knight!
>>27956146I dont care about the buildup, but i think it really was a pointless scene.>Showed Martina has the hots for the knight, which we already know>Showed the knight as a chivalrous and trustworthy sort, which we already know.>Nobody but the knight will remember anything about it.
>>27956068>>27956220It was a pointless scene. It was meant to be a bit of light filler during the points where the story was getting a little heavy, but unfortunately there was no time to really put it in then so it got moved back until now.
>>27955913another childhood memory ruined... i like it
Another update:While last week you were lucky enough to get extra storytime because my group got sick, this week people are better and I had errands to run. I'm probably going to be cut short today, hence I left you with a pastebin by way of apology.I'll keep updating until around 5:00 then I need to go.Knight of the Realm
>>27956252>having things of your childhood not already ruined by porn.What are you doing posting on 4chan Father Anon?
>>27955631The next morning many of the women were surprised and confused when I started out the day by jumping into the snow, but after last night I felt that I needed it. We dressed and then got ready to set out to try and meet up with the rest of the Appât Flottant’s crew. To perhaps, no one’s surprise, no rescue crew was in sight. Fortunately we were able to scavenge some supplies from the wreckage of the ship before we set out to reach the grove on our own.As we were looking around the site of the wreckage, I saw Rina kneeling by the frozen over bodies of the raiders who attacked us. She turned to us and said, “Come over here and look at this.”As we approached the body, she held up a small gold coin. “It was in his coin pouch. Take a look.”She tossed me the coin and I examined it closer. It was minted in Albero Città. I looked at Rina and she shrugged, “Their coin purses are full of those. Evidently someone with access to Albero Città gold wants us dead.”“Could it be Isocrates? He certainly had time to obtain enough coins and he has tried this before.”“Could be. It probably is, but I thought I’d let you know, just in case.”“Thanks Rina. I’ll keep it in mind.”
>>27956220I on the the other hand remain confused on how the hell does he move like that under that pile.
>>27956836tentacles. the knight has tentacle magic.
>>27956690That picture is probably the best thing in these threads. Sorry, Knight, I like your story, but god damn. That man has it tight!
>>27956836>>27956883Good question.It was a small pile, the only girls directly on top of him were Martina and Felìcita. Furthermore, the only thing he really could move was his hand, everything else was pinned down a little.>>27956924It is a pretty awesome picture. I saw it and thought, "Well, that's getting saved right now."
>>27956690NEW VILLAINS! YEAAAAAAAHHH
>>27957023My guess is it's the princess' dickbag suitors.
>>27957052That sounds about right.
All right.Sorry, but I need to get going right now. I'll try to update later tonight, but right now I've got to get going, forgot to account for travel time in my previous 5:00 deadline.I'll see you guys later! My various accounts will still be updated.Seeing as how I suspect this particular thread might not be long for this board, feel free to speculate on the story!Thanks again for reading,Knight of the Realm
>>27957065>>27957052>guys, what if we just KILL the princess?
>>27957162Hey now, slow down there fella. Yer talkin' crazy.
>>27957152Oh, quick question. How's the story still? I know that today was a bit disappointing in terms of update quantity, but otherwise how was it?
>>27957671Feels like yer slipping a touch. Perhaps a bit of a break is needed
>>27957671Still as enjoyable as the rest has been, and don't worry about the quantity. I can wait for it, you're only human after all. Or are you?
>>27957671It's still good. Don't force yourself though, or you'll burn out.
page 8 already, might want to officially end the thread for the janitors.
>>27959831you just sent it to page 1 and its got a good 38 posts until its past bump limit
>>27957671To be completely honest, I feel the story's slipping a bit. I'm gonna be upfront with you; in previous threads I could barely sleep waiting for new entries, but this thread I had to - dare I say - force myself to read through.
>>27960400I sort of feel the same way. For me, the issue is that there's a clear goal they're going towards - the hot springs - but lots of random and largely irrelevant stuff stops them from reaching it. It's different from when they were in the city; there was a clear opponent, a goal they were working towards and their actions were in service to that goal. Their opponent was also srs bsns, whereas here they're probably dealing with some shitty elf nobles that honestly don't even merit getting names. My expectations were that the hotsprings were going to be the filler stuff - they get to the hotsprings, some interactions scenes happen, maybe a short conflict with shitty elf nobles, and then return to the main quest of destroying the rod. I didn't expect the journey to be this involved. Please note that i'm not trying to disparage your writing, just giving my impressions on the more recent updates.
>>maybe a short conflict with shitty elf noblesWho's to say it hasn't already started with the bandit attack?
There was people who wanted banter. Others wanted lewdeness. Others pastebins. Others action.Anon can't be easily pleased
>>27960671I second this. Imo the hotsprings should be a subplot for banter, pastebin and lewd, done within 1 or at max one and a half thread, maybe with some nice fighting woven in between because of dickish nobels wanting petty revenge so it doesn't get boring. Then the party should get back to pursuing the BBEG. Instead the story is currently completly derailing. First that huge ass dinner and now their boat was sunken and I can't see how they are getting to the hotsprings in a decent amount of time now. Your story has traveld quite far away from getting to Mr. Lich. This may be okay in a quest story where the player anon's get into direction they want to go, but considering you are going more into the direction of novel it is quite bothering. Seems like your DM nature got the better of you there ;)Another thing that's bugging me a little bit is that your characters seem to be awfully straight forward when talking. I know it is difficult to make a written, fictional conversation seem genuine and it is a tedious process, but currently your characters are always SRS BUISNESS, without build up and no afterthoughts and strangely no one is bothered with it in character.I hope you don't get fed up by us anon's criticizing your work as I really like your story and I'd like to see it continued.
>>27960400>>27960671>>27966234>I know it is difficult to make a written, fictional conversation seem genuine and it is a tedious processMaybe, just MAYBE you could speak to your players, or anyone else you know who'd help out? Like an RP andyou could use that as inspiration?
I am loving this story, Mr Knight, please continue being awesome.
I for one am fully supporting the diversion. Everybody needs to unwind, and it helps develop the relationship between the characters so it must be good.
>>27967808I don't mind the hot springs as a diversion, it's that all this stuff feels like a diversion of a diversion which I think is making people unhappy.
Yogi got this sir knight! Keep it up!
I'll be back to updating later today hopefully.
You're fine, waiting patiently
All right. I'm back to writing right now. I'll try to keep things from getting in the way of the whole story in the future. I'm writing the next bit up now. I think this time I'll try writing up a fair bit at a time before posting, see how well that approach works.
>>27980114Sweet as. As long as some character or plot development happens it isn't really that much of a diversion anyway. If this is a long haul story I think the relationships should be developed.
>>27980114At this point we might as well just start a new thread. We're only a few posts away from autosage.
>>2798213620 to be exact, but may as well keep going until this thread dies, no need to make more
>>27956690And on that ominous note we headed off into the wilds, theoretically towards the Druidic Grove. As we climbed up the next hill we could see the wilds stretching before us. In the distance behind us we could see the lands of Albero Città. In the foreground, up against the distant mountains we could see the structures of the Drudic Grove, about the size of ants in the distance. Something about their small relative size struck a chord in my memory. I turned to Martina, “Say, Martina. While the sun is still rising, how about I take you up on that offer of seeing the sunrise from dragonback? Can you fly us over to the Druidic Grove?”Martina turned to me with a smile, “You know… I think I can.”The experience of flying on a dragon’s back was just as exhilarating as I remember. Martina indeed spoke true when she described how beautiful the sunsets were from the high altitude. The rest of the party may not have appreciated the view as much, seeing as they were clutched in the dragoness’ claws. It wasn’t long before we soared over the hills that separated us from our destination. We set down as the sun was finally peaking over the hills. As we landed, we saw the local druids and rangers running around in minor panic. As a ring of druidic and ranger guards began to surround us. As Martina shifted back to her human form I stepped towards the senior druid, “Hello sir. I’d like to ask permission to take shelter here for the near future.”After some persuading, the druids were convinced to ignore the giant dragon that was in our group and allowed us to stay in the grove for the next week or so in exchange for the typical donations to help maintain the land. We had access to the hot springs and a small cabin to stay in at the edge of the grove. We also got a messenger to send a message to the Albero Città docks to let Siegbert and presumably Captain Boniface know that we were alive and had reached the druidic grove.
>>27983001We then set about settling in to our cabin. There was enough beds for each of us, I took the master bed that was large enough for several. I recall hoping to put it to good use by the time the break was over. That day we started out or small vacation by eating a light lunch composed of some wild elk and collected berries. After that we decided to head for the famous hot springs. The local pools were divided into a mix of men only, women only, and mixed communal pools. There were also a number of private pools available for an additional donation. I paid to have one reserved for our use later in the evening, hoping that I could find a good time to take Martina there. After buying the light cotton robes required in the communal pools for the seven of us we headed down to the communal pool to enjoy a nice and relaxing day. However no sooner had we gotten down there, but we found the pool occupied. A large number of the younger women druidic initiates and female ranger trainees were waiting around someone in the center of the pool. As we got closer we could hear some of what he was saying.
>>27983014“So there I was, sitting in this tavern and all the guards and foul scum around me were talking about this Knight. However, they were spreading this rumor that he was this evil Deathknight and were talking about how they were going to hunt him down for the bounty. Now I couldn’t stand for this injustice so I stood up and said, ‘Hey now! I’ve met this Knight and this dragon! They are hardly the monsters you make them out to be! I was once one of you, mislead into thinking that the Knight was a brigand or someone else worth hunting! Me and my companions even attacked the Knight under that assumption. However after the battle, the Knight asked how I came to be fighting him and when I explained my cause, he showed mercy and spared my life!’ Now as you can probably guess, this wasn’t a popular opinion to voice in that tavern. Two of the foul ruffians surrounding me stood up and drew their blades. ‘We aren’t here for justice, we just want the money!’ one roared at me before lunging with his blade. Naturally I defended myself as best as I could but even as I took down scores of them, their numbers eventually overwhelmed me. However as all seemed lost, suddenly the door burst open from a mighty kick! There, in his gleaming armor and majestic white cloak, was the Noble Knight himself! He quickly dispatched the brigands and scum who were about to kill me and drove them off. It turned out that he and his party were stopping to restock their provisions and they overheard me defending the Knight’s honor. When things turned sour, he burst in to return the favor. And that ladies, is how I met the Noble Knight the second time.” As the assorted ladies oohed and ahed around him I shook my head quietly. I think I’m really coming to hate Gaël.
>>27983020I told the ladies to just ignore the braggart and head for one of the side pools. While it did irk me to let him get away with his wild exaggerations, I was at least treated to the sight of his face frozen in fear and terror as we passed by. We settled down into the smaller pool and began to truly relax for the first time in ages.As we were soaking in the hot water, Martina turned to Sieghild, “Say dw- Sieghild, could you help me braid my hair, I like the way that yours looks, with that single braid down the back.”Sieghild sighed, “Dr- Martina, you can’t just braid your hair like that. Dwarves have a lot of rituals attached to the way you wear your hair. For instance, these braids,” Sieghild indicated some braids towards the end of her hair, “indicate that I’m traveling on a quest. These ones,” she indicated some beaded knots further up along the braid, “mean that I was recently working with beers and other alcoholic drinks. These show my time working with Father at The Rusting Anvil Inn.”Martina looked closer, “What about those knots? The ones near the iron beads with axes engraved into them?”“Those… I’d rather not talk about those right now if its alright.”I remembered what Siegbert had said abut Sieghild’s time in the militia, “Yeah, she doesn’t talk about it much. Evidently she lost a few people and hasn’t really let go of them…” I frowned a little, concerned, but Martina evidently noticed the mood shift too and decided to let the matter rest. Martina shrugged, “So what braids would be appropriate for a dragon?”“Hmm… that’s hard to say. Dragons are a bit of a tricky combination of warrior, wizard, and scholar. I guess I could throw a few of those braids together and see how it turns out…”“Would you? That would be great.”
>>27983028After some more banter about meaningless trivialities, I had to leave for a moment to relieve myself. As I was returning I overheard a bit of their conversation in my absence.“So Martina, what’s the real reason you asked about me braiding your hair?”“Hrmm? I just didn’t want it hanging on my shoulders. That’s all.” Felìcita’s voice cut in here, “So, after hundreds of years a dragon decides to change something about its humanoid form? Are you sure it has nothing to do with Master Knight? I heard something about something going on between him and Sieghild here.”Aimèe cut in here, “What’s this now? Come on, Sieghild, spill the beans.”Sieghild protested, “Oh, it was nothing,” but none of the other girls would have it.Veila spoke up, “Oh don’t give us ‘it was nothing!’ Now we know that something happened. Something big… Go on, tell us!”Rina coughed, “Well, normally I’d stay out of childish arguments like this, but now I’m really curious. What exactly did happen?”And so under their prodding and nagging, Sieghild eventually told the story of my armor fitting. When Sieghild came to the part in her story about the cup sizing, the entire pool erupted into gasps and giggling.Veila asked, “So Sieghild… how was it?”“Huh? What do you mean?”“Oh don’t give me that, you know perfectly well what I mean. How was it? Sir Knight’s mighty blade?’ His ‘powerful sword?’ You know…”Rina broke in, “She doesn’t have to tell us that…”Veila retorted, “Oh stop being so uptight, guardswoman! I can tell that you want to know too!”“What you couldn’t know – I mean, that’s not true at all!”Sieghild started talking again, “Well… it’s… it’s impressive to say the least. What I wanted to know was how Martina knew about all that. I didn’t think she was the type to spy on other’s private moments…”
>>27983034Martina sniffed, “Hrmph. I don’t need to. He told me all about it,” in a coy voice she continued, “We’ve been spending a lot of time together lately, after all…”Rina stammered out, “Wh-what do you mean by that?Felìcita’s timid voice cut in here, “Well… Master Knight and Martina have been getting rather close lately…”Rina’s voice almost quavered a little as she asked her next question, “Are they…” she turned to Martina, “Sorry, are you two… are you two together?”There was an audible intake of breath, I could even hear it from where I was standing, at this question. The silence that followed lasted several moments.“Well…” Martina answered, “It’s complicated.”Felìcita added, “It’s really complicated.”Sieghild continued, “It’s really, really complicated.”
Urgh. That's what I got for now. I'll write more later if I can.I was actually planning to head to the grove right after that bit. The reviews just prompted me to do it without any delays.
>Be in college.>Have papers.>Stuck with writer's block and can't make page counts sometimes, other times just barely make them.>Graduate.>Decide to try writefagging.>Suddenly 155 page Word document with just under 75,000 words in under a month.>Really, brain? Really?
>>27983097The tenshiun is killing meh.>>27983119College paper =|= fictional story. Getting stuck during a scientific paper is really easy, I know the feeling too.
>>27983119You presumably enjoy writing about the knight; college papers not so much.
>>27983218>>27983226Yeah, I know. It's just really annoying.
Sorry /tg/,I think I may be done for the night. Seeing as how this thread is close to autosage, you can use its remaining time to ask me questions or just let it die. Your call.See you tomorrow,Knight of the Realm
I really hope Martina and the knight ends up together.They're almost too cute together.
>>27983718>implying knight isn't one night away from a harem end
>>27983718What the hell kind of story do you think this is?God dammit I swore I got the capatcha right an hour ago