(( Previous threads:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=SoulQMTwitter:https://twitter.com/SoulQM Erick's inventory and Shards:http://pastebin.com/MxM1SNLw ))Seated in a fifth chair pulled up to the hunters' small kitchen table, you join them for a meal of fruit, eggs, and salted bacon, savoring tastes different from those of the food in your home village; once you begin eating, though, you finally grow aware of your own soreness, of throbbing bruises and scrapes from days past that you're not sure you remember receiving.You begin to grow a bit lightheaded, but are pulled back to reality by the touch of a large hand on your shoulder. Grato looks over from the seat next to you, a tear in his uniform opening to a bandaged wound where the drake swiped at him. “Eat, boy. You want to keep your energy up, don't you?”“He's right.” Rebecca adds. “It'll speed the healing process.”The conversation stalls, before Daeron speaks. “So, what are we going to do now?”“Like I said earlier, taking a couple of days off sounds reasonable.” Rebecca responds. “I imagine we could use a little bit of recovery time, and we've got the coin to fall back on. After that, if the city doesn't have anything for us to do, we'll just go back to hunting and peddling for a while, maybe take a trip out west.”>Continued
>>29134502“Ah, great. Sounds like we're gonna be working our way back up the ladder. If only we'd found something in the forest, other than a... spirit dragon.” At that, Daeron gives you a confused look as if expecting confirmation, then sighs.“Yeah!” Sonia shouts, accenting her statement by banging her fists on the table. “It's all Grato's fault! Making us go out there for nothing...”“Like it matters to him.” Daeron shrugs. “All he cares about is 'the thrill of the hunt', right?”“Least I care about -something-, boy.” Grato nonchalantly responds. “If you think—““Hey.” Rebecca raises her voice, clearly fighting to remain calm. “It's nobody's fault, so stop arguing. Sorry about that, Erick.”“...No problem.” You nod, continuing your meal. Strange bunch.What will you say?>”Actually, I've got a bit of a proposal.” You've never really dealt with money, but it seems to be king. Offer to partner up with them.>”I'd like to see the city, if it's not a problem.” Ask someone something about Callestria.>Write-in
>>29134514>>”I'd like to see the city, if it's not a problem.” Ask someone something about Callestria.How much do houses here cost?
>>29134514>>”Actually, I've got a bit of a proposal.” You've never really dealt with money, but it seems to be king. Offer to partner up with them.You hunt beasts, they sell the meat, you make soulshard weapons. L O D S A M O N E
>>29134514>>29134655Seconding. Teaming up is well and good, but I think we should at least give an effort into looking at being self-sufficient.
>>29134514>”I'd like to see the city, if it's not a problem.” Ask someone something about Callestria.
>>29134655>>29134668“I'd like to see the city later, if it's not a problem.” You say, swallowing a mouthful of egg.“Sure,” Rebecca says, “One of us can show you around later. We owe you more than that.”“How much do houses here cost?” You ask. With your ability, you doubt you'd have trouble making enough wealth to be self-sufficient.“Depends.” Daeron says. “This place was cheap, but it was a fixer-upper, and we bought in years ago. Land's going up, as you might imagine. Why's that? You looking to make a home?”“Maybe. Actually, I was wondering if it'd be possible for us to work together, at least for a little while.” You nod, looking over at Rebecca. “You said yourself you felt guilty, knowing what you're putting to waste when my trade exists.”“I suppose you're right.” She responds.“I can join you on your hunts, and capture Soul from the beasts we encounter, then empower items with them to create the sought-after relics you said occasionally turn up in the market here.” You say—you're pretty sure that's how it'd work, anyway.“And we'd make a fortune...” The bowman's eyes light up. “Hunting is lucrative, but there's so much more to be had...”“Quit drooling.” Rebecca glares at Daeron, then looks back over at you. “You've yet to disappoint us, Erick, so I suppose we'll give it a try. Once we're back on our feet, you can come out with us and see how things go.”Breakfast finished, you return to the front room of the building, taking a moment to assess the new infusions on your equipment. Rebecca urges you to let her know if you need anything—the four hunters then return to business as usual, with Grato retiring to his room to polish his axe and assess the damage to his equipment, and Sonia sticking around to clean the kitchen.What will you do?>Perform some Soul ritual. (Description)>Go talk to one of the hunters, or ask them to accompany you into the city. (Description)>Other
>>29135086>>Perform some Soul ritual. (Description)Put Skeith back in your halberd. Maybe we should experiment with the other souls?
>>29135086Ask Daeron if he'd like, in the future, to have us replace the soul in his weapon for a nominal charge, should we come across a suitable Soul.
>>29135144We don't even know if other people can use weapons we've empowered.
>>29135162Perhaps we should test that, then.
>>29135162>>29135189They would!According to your knowledge, anyway. As long as the power of the item doesn't have to be brought out by communication between the user and the Soul within, or isn't reliant on a pact with a Spirit, anyone should be able to take advantage of a Shard infusion.
>>29135228All right then. Let's talk to someone about seeing the city. The loudout we've currently got is fine for now; our poisoned knife is easily concealable, andI don't think anybody in this city has seen clothes/armor with shards in them (have they?), so we might be able to pass them off as just fancy clothing.
>>29134502Might want to update your twitter with this thread. I initially assumed something came up until I decided to check the catalog.
>>29135144“Daeron.” You knock on the door to the hunter's room, and it cracks about halfway before long.“Yes?” He sticks his head out to greet you, messy brown hair tossed back over his head in a sleepy halo.“I've noticed you and Rebecca don't have empowered weapons like Grato's.” You suggest. “At some point in the future, I believe it'd be possible for me to change that, provided I could find a suitable Soul, and for a nominal fee.”“Already looking for business, huh?” He rolls his eyes. “I bet it's no sweat for you when it comes to the actual process, but I'm down as long as you're not trying to empty my wallet. I don't know anything about all these... spirits and souls and dragons and junk, but if it's anything like his... lunar... death... razor, then count me in.”>>29135387You shrug, making your way back into the hall. As far as traversing the city goes, you believe you could pass any of your equipment off as fancy, artisan clothing; you're a traveler anyway, so you suppose people would buy the fact that it's not made anywhere near here. Your knife, Venom Fang, is much more concealable and accessible than Scourge, the halberd that looked more like a black scar in reality—it seems reasonable, then, to simply leave your halberd here at the lodge while you're on the town.What will you do?>Are you satisfied with your loadout?>Who would you like to show you around the city?
>>29135523>>Who would you like to show you around the city?Rebecca.
>>29135523Let's go out with Sonia, she's fun. I'm fine with our loadout for now, we can modify it later if need be. Ask her about stuff as we travel, I'm sure we've got a lot of questions about this place.We can pick up some other stuff while we're out in the city, gloves, a mask, a mirror, maybe some one handed weapons like a sword and axe, a robe, a bow perhaps, though we can always fiddle with Daeron's bow instead. Other stuff for experimentation.
>>29135523Let's have Sonia show us around town
>>29135599Second your suggestion. We do need a bow to go with our quiver, and a sword would be really nice.
>>29135523>>Who would you like to show you around the city?Sonia
>>29135523Rebecca, we should get to know her.
Neither. Fucking waifufags
>>29135940It's got little to do with waifus, they're the characters we've interacted with most out of the four. One of them is ten years older than us.
>>29135995Sure, bud. I believe you.
>>29135940Oh boy here come the waifu wars
>>29136002>>29136157>>29136002Out of the four of them, Rebecca is the most experienced and knowledgeable.OP has suggested there is a 50% chance Sonia has what it takes to become a shardkeeper like us. Bringing her with us would give up an opportunity to test her "gifts"There is is logical non-waifufag reason for having either of them show us around.
>>29136202I voted for Sonia because she was cute, no logical reasons.
>>29136202>Test her gifts;))))))
>>29136202I voted for Sonia because I wanted to know more about the desert nation and see what we could get from there. I have a boner for scimitars
>>29136335Also because delicious peppy brown girls.
>>29136335Halberd > Scimitars
>>29136362Glaive > AllHalberd is close enough though.
Rolled 2“Sonia.” You make your way into the kitchen right as she finishes cleaning. You're not sure if the girl will prove particularly reliable, but the others seem busy. “Mind showing me around Callestria before it gets too late?”“Oh, uh, sure!” She darts back to her room, and you hear shuffling from inside before she emerges at her characteristic high speed, covered by her familiar cloak. “You couldn't have picked a better guide! We'll be back, everyone!”“Wait, what?” Rebecca and Daeron glance out of their rooms, shooting confused glances as the girl grabs you by the wrist and sprints clear of the door, sending you stumbling forward with her.“Our place is a little bit behind Callestria proper, see.” The hunters' building appears to be located off-center in a park-like residential area, with other similar places situated around the area, suitably distanced from one another. You're guided along a cobble road to a short stone staircase, leading up toward a city gate, though not the one you recall seeing on your weary journey—probably a smaller back entrance, or one to a private residential area. As you enter the city, you get a sense of its construction; surrounded by hills, and divided from the world beyond by great walls of white stone built into those hills.You aren't quite used to the sights, of a place so densely populated, or of seeing so many unfamiliar people all at once. Men, women, and children—families, and individuals, make their way up and down the streets, or loiter around fountains and converse with one another on benches. The wheels of passing merchants' wagons rumble against paved cobble roads; city guards patrol the streets with shield in hand and sword at their side, dressed in chain mail and colors of blue, red, and gold. Metal lanterns sit along the sides of the streets, each one equidistant from the last; though it's about noon now, you imagine they're lit each night.>Continued
>>29136840“Our great, though humble city is structured around these three major streets! What were they called, again?” Your tour guide leaps onto a stack of wooden crates outside a small building; through the window, you can see a man inside shouting and waving a hand at her. “Crown Street, which runs through the city's center, is home to our government, as well as the museum, the mail...” “Ash Street, which goes furthest to the west, is where you'll find some of the city's bigger neighborhoods. Rebecca says that's where some of the warehouses are. Also, that it's dangerous at night!” She trails off, leaping down from her perch as you continue speed-walking to match her pace. Gliding to the left and right to avoid collisions with the passerby, she continues, frowning. “Daeron always talks about a place there that he says I'm not old enough to go to.”“Makes sense...” You say, attempting to keep pace. “Sorry, I'm not used to a place like this.”“It's great, isn't it?” She responds. “Finally, we've got... uh...”“Sapphire street?” You say, gesturing to a nearby sign.“Oh, yeah.” She shoots you a nervous smile, walking backwards down the street. “I'm, uh, not so good with reading sometimes.”You roll your eyes. “I guess this is the merchant district, then?”“You're absolutely right! You catch on quicker than I did.” She continues down the road. “Vendor stalls, tailors, blacksmiths, grocers, bakers, all those crooked types. Can't trust 'em a bit, y'know!”“Right.” You nod.As the two of you come to an open area amidst the merchant district, she shoots you a confident grin, hopping onto the rim of a fountain and folding her arms. “Had enough?”What will you do?>”I think I've got the gist of it. Let's head back.”>”Show me where Grato got his weapon.”>Ask where you can find something in the city.>Other
>>29136878>>29136840>Discuss possibility of Soul Magic learning!`
>>29136878>>”Show me where Grato got his weapon.”>>29136903This too.
>>29136878>”Show me where Grato got his weapon.
>>29136878>”Show me where Grato got his weapon.”Lets see thiss merchant
>>29136878>”Show me where Grato got his weapon.”>>29136903maybe this, but just ask if she's interested. We don't want to force it.
>>29136878>”Show me where Grato got his weapon.”It'll help us get a better idea of how common they are and how expensive they are if we check with this person, and hey, it might be fun.I think we could use a pair of gloves and mask, not too hard to find. So if we see them on the way we can ask Sonia to pick them up, nothing expensive, or we can just remember where they were.Also chat with Sonia, ask her who is in charge of Callestria and who usually hires them for monster hunting stuff. Also tell her that she might have the potential to become a Shardkeeper, and that if she's interested we could try and teach her. Make sure she knows that it's not an easy profession, that it requires a lot of learning and studying.
>>29137023>>29136978>>29136970“Show me where Grato got his weapon.” You say.“Oh, that place? I don't remember where it is...” She drops into a sitting position on the edge of the fountain, thinking. Maybe it might have been more favorable to bring someone else along after all? “I think, over there? Yeah!” “This is the place!” She leads you meandering in circles around Sapphire Street for several minutes, until finally deciding on a shop. You cock an eyebrow, as from the building next door, appearing a bit more decorated even from the outside, you feel a presence of Soul.“You sure it's not that one?” You ask, pointing at the other shop.“...Maybe you're right.”You lead the way, and the two of you enter—a small silver bell rings overhead, though no one comes to your service immediately. It's a strange, rustic looking place, that doesn't appear to specialize in a particular merchandise. You see books, various baubles, items that look like they could be antiques—you turn, nearly bumping into a golden birdcage that hangs next to a rack of ornate walking sticks. Only one or two other customers are present; they meander around the store, pausing to assess the merchandise or read one of the thick books.The presence of Soul flares up as you enter, slightly, and you look for its source. In a glass case behind the counter rests a Shard, which radiates a strange sylvan feeling. It's not the only presence in the room, but you can't place the other.“Something wrong, Erick?” Sonia asks.“It's nothing.” You shake your head.>Continued
>>29137365“Welcome, welcome!” From behind the counter, the shopkeeper waves, and you slowly approach the counter, Sonia tagging along. He's dressed elaborately, wearing a long-white cape—lined with fur where it meets his neck—over high-quality silken clothing. His hair is long, a discolored yellow-brown, and a pair of thin-framed glasses sit low on his nose. “Might I say that's quite an exquisite cloak you've got on today.”“Thanks!” Sonia nods. “It's fr—““I meant your companion.” The shopkeeper tilts his head toward you. “What can I help the two of you with?”>What will you say?
>>29137382Inquire about the shard.
>>29137382>>29137414"That's an interesting stone over there. What is it?"
>>29137441Maybe browse a bit first, don't want to seem too interested. Though his comment on our cloak may have already given us away.
>>29137539Yeah ask about some things around first. There should be other interesting things we want to ask about anyways.
>>29137382Try to find the other presence
>>29137382"Nothing quite yet, I'm still browsing." Give him a smile, try to identify where the second presence is, look at some of his other wares, ask about a few knick knacks before asking about the stone.
Rolled 17>>29137382"Thank you, it's of Tyranian make!" you bluff "I just noticed the finery of your shop from outside and wondered what it is you sell, sir?"
>>29137686>>29137560>>29137539He won't suspect anything
>>29137539>>29137560>>29137686“Just came to browse a bit.” You nod.“Alright.” He responds. “Let me know if I can help you find anything.”You search the store for a bit, the back of your mind locked onto the other presence—all you can place, though, is the one of the Shard behind the counter. The object gives off a soft ray of light through the glass case, reminiscent of sunlight.You inquire about several of the knick-knacks in the store, to avoid suspicion—you think Sonia gets the idea, or is just intrigued by the merchandise, as she eventually begins to assist you, ending up with the shopkeeper summarizing a couple of books for her before returning to his position behind the counter. There's a few things that might be useful; you did catch a nice pair of decorated leather gloves, but there's nothing you couldn't find somewhere else, and more importantly, nothing else that contains the power of Soul.“Let's see... I think that's about everything I had my eye on—ah, though that's an interesting stone you've got over there.” You point to the Shard. “What is it?”“Ah, I'm glad you asked. You've excellent taste.” His exasperated look turns to a grin. “It's an artifact recovered from a dig site to the west. Our literature suggests that stones like these were used, long ago, to capture the souls of ancient creatures. It's a must have if you're a researcher, historian—or are just in search of a nice conversation piece for the mantle. Interested in buying?”>What will you say?
...Do we actually have any cash? I'd love to get our hands our hands on that shard, but I don't know if we have any money.
>>29137901"May I examine it more closely? I am something of a scholar in these things. I need not purchase it, merely look closer upon it. Apologies if this is rude, I am from foreign lands."
>>29137901Depends on how much it is. He seemed interested in our cloak, it might be worth trading if the soul is more powerful.
>>29137901Even if we are interested in it we have no money at all so no point in it.
>>29137901"Perhaps. It certainly is interesting...though I've heard of supposedly mystical properties being assigned to fancy gems in many places during my travels, and don't put much stock in them.Quite pretty though, may I take a closer look at it?"
>>29137901>I'm not much of a historian but that gem might make for nice jewelry. A necklace maybe. How much does it cost.
>>29137901"It certainly is quite pretty. I definitely could be interested in purchasing such a thing.May I hold it?"Try to evaluate what is in there, relative strength of the Soul in there.
>>29137970This sounds good.
>>29137969Sonia has money, and it may be worth far more than the shopkeeper thinks. Buying it, putting in an item, and selling it would turn quite a profit, assuming we don't use it for ourself or give it to another member of our hunting band.
The dude obviously knows his wares and he certainly knows its worth. There is no point in downplaying it. Also seeing as how ours is a dead art, it would probably be easier to just go and kill a beast than to buy one's gem for us.What we can do is though that go kill something easy, bind it to something useful and trade the item with merchant's unbind gem.
>>29137960>>29137970Didn't we establish with the last vote that we do not want to let people know we know about these things.>>29137943>>29137964>>29137969I would be willing to trade in for a more powerful shard. I imagine an infused item would be way more expensive than a raw shard.>>29138007>>29138012Good excuse to get our hands on it
>>29138012>inb4 it wildly lashes and we drop the gem
>>29138118How durable are soul gems?
>>29138124Because rather then implying that it's magic and we know that it's magic, we're saying it's a fancy rock and we want to look at it.
>>29138151then go with this>>29138007
>>29138124Because it devalues the object in our view, putting him on the backpedal as the seller. It also shows him that he'll have to restrain his more outrageous bargaining attempts because we have an unknown amount of knowledge on the subject matter.But it doesn't reveal that we have any knowledge greater than passing about souls.If he's this rich of a merchant then the throwing him off will only do so much...and he likely already knows what we are anyway. Still, best to keep up appearances.
>>29137970“It certainly is interesting, though I've heard tales of such things, and don't put much stock in them.” You suggest, and he gives an understanding nod. “It's quite pretty, though. May I take a closer look at it?”“I understand your perspective. Though based on what I've seen, I believe such stories are legitimate. Such gems have crossed my path before, as well. They give off an unearthly light, evident of the ancient power within, and they're made of a robust material unlike any naturally occuring crystal, that cannot be easily broken or cracked... though I'm afraid I can't let you test that, as we've a strict policy.”“Erick, we've got plenty of money, so I'm sure we can afford it.” Sonia looks at the shopkeeper. “How much are we talking, here?”The man raises an eyebrow at her, then scribbles something onto a small piece of paper, folding it and sliding it across the countertop to her. She opens it, and gives a disturbed double-take before looking back up at you, whispering hoarsely. “Never mind, we're broke.”“Here. Why not have a look for yourself?” The man lifts the case and gently recovers the item; it's smaller and somewhat more cleanly cut than the Shards you've worked with thus far, a somewhat jagged fist-sized gem. He sets it on the glass counter in front of you.>What will you do?
>>29138224Gently touch the gem and figure out how strong it is.
>>29138224Try to see what kind of soul it is. We still have our cloak if we think it's worth it.
>>29138224Hmm....Anyone else suspect a trap? He's rather forthcoming...and it seems that gem has some sort of powers of disguise/deception/camouflage.Consult Skeith mentally and ask him if he could lend us some of his spirit-poison if needbe, this shopkeep is likely more than he appears.
>>29138224touchy feely time
>>29138255Wait, I thought we still had the serpent cloak. Nevermind, I don't want to give up the Tregalis soul.
>>29138224Gently pick it up, try to get a sense of the spirit residing inside it. Try not to give indication that anything is odd.
>>29138266He's probably just trying to figure out whether or not Erick is a Shardkeeper.
>>29138266This, I agree. Pick it up after we consult with Skeith.
>>29138285Which is something we don't want to let on.
>>29138224>Examine it>>29138274Tregalis is a no. But I'd be willing to part with the snake.
>>29138266>>29138285Someone buying a fancy gem does not automatically mean they are a shard keeper. Normal people buy jewelry all the time.
>>29138396We put Traglis' Shard in our cloak. He commented on it earlier. Normal people don't have cloaks made out of rock and scales.
>>29138224>>29138266I'll back this.
>>29138474Yeah the guy knows our cloak is one of these artifacts.
>>29138492All the artifacts this guy has sold have been mainly weapons. For all he knows, our cloak is just the skin of some huge brown wyrmthing - which might be why he made such an apparently huge opening price, he's assuming we're rich as fuck.
>>29138567He clearly knows somethings funny with the cloak and two weapons that we know about are hardly a good basis for guessing what he mainly sells. Especially since knows about the shards and seems to sell all sorts of random junk.
>>29138492>>29138567I'm sure that he knows that there are magic items other than weapons. But I wouldn't go so far as to say he knows the cloak is magic. All he knows is that our cloak is unusual and unusual equals expensive. He probably does think we're rich.
>>29138291>>29138277>>29138266>>29138484As you reach toward the gem, you attempt to establish mental contact with the poison spirit. “Skeith, are you there?””What is it, Shardkeeper?”“Think you could lend me some of your poison, if I need it?” You ask. “I have a feeling this shopkeeper is a little more than he's letting on.””A man who would peddle the power of Spirits to any traveler with the coin—who would put this world at risk of repeating its great catastrophe? Do you believe that I would hesitate to assist you?” Obscured by your cloak, the Venom Fang vibrates at your hip, prompting a worried look from Sonia. Your head throbs, as the Spirit's voice grows immeasurably loud, filling your ears from all directions and echoing through your skull. ”No, Shardkeeper. Speak the word, and I will turn this building to dust.”You reach down and touch the Shard, attempting to inconspicuously focus on the energy within. You do not see the image of a creature or spirit, nor do you hear a voice—however, the Soul within fills you with a strange feeling of hollowness, though tranquil. It is a feeling like lying alone in a windy forest grove, warmed by the sun overhead; it is a powerful feeling, that blanks your very thoughts momentarily. ”...This is familiar to me, somehow... I do not like it.”The salesman looks at you with a smile as you clear your head, continuing to look over the Shard. “Beautiful, isn't it? Is it to your liking?”>What will you do?
>>29138744Come back later with the swamp serpent soul infused in something more impressive than boots.
>>29138744check the price he gave Sonia
>>29138744what did you do to the spirit inside?
>>29138744It looks like selling shards as a business may be a no go.
>>29138744"It's a remarkable piece. I wonder how old it is?"
>>29138744It is Beautiful, but the price seems a bit much. I'll need a little time to think on it.
>>29138744"It is, but i have not the currency to buy it for the moment unfortunately. I may return for it if i have the money or maybe an item to trade for it"
>>29138808Yeah, real sneaky buddy. Way to keep stay in character.
>>29138802I was fine with our old loadout, I want to change it back.Muh Earthquake boots T_T
>>29138928Dude, Stealth boots.
>>29138971Which is not going to matter when we attack the big bad ugly, we just don't have the initial attack power for it to be useful next to the crazy earthquake boots that could rip fissures to trap dragons and jump on their backs.
>>29138928Earthquake boots all day every day. I think snack skin cloak is less noticeable than stone scale cloak.But, the fast dagger is way better for wondering around town. We'll change back when adventuring.
>>29138928I like the added physical defense of the cloak (We've been taking one hell of a beating after another lately!)>>29138744"It is strange, perhaps I should reconsider my earlier assumptions. It is to my liking, and I suspect it is to yours as well. What sort of price do you demand for it?"
>>29139008We mad poisonous though. And we can still make tremors.
>>29139050We still get some pretty significant physical defense from the snake as well.
>>29139086They're not the crazy earthquake tremors that allow us to jump on dragon backs however.
>>29139050The snake cloak also increases physical defense, and I really like the high jumps and better mobility tregalis' shard offers when it's in our boots.
>>29138868>>29138828“It's beautiful. I wonder how old it is.” You say.“Things like these, perhaps in the neighborhood of centuries.” He responds. You set the Shard back onto the counter, and he goes to work returning it to its case.“It's very much to my liking,” You suggest, “But I haven't the currency to buy it at the moment. I might return, though, if I have the money, or perhaps something I could trade.”“I deal primarily in artifacts.” He responds. “You know, bits of civilizations past, and relics of the old world—things that belong in the museum, or didn't quite make it there. Please, do come again.”You and Sonia exit the store, and she looks up at you as you make your way down the short stairs to the cobble road. “Sorry I couldn't pay for it.”“Don't trouble yourself. If it's important enough, I'll find a way to get it.” You respond. The district is as busy as ever, with plenty of time left in the day.What will you do?>Return to the hunters' place.>”Great catastrophe?” Communicate with Skeith.>Ask where you can find something in the city, or head somewhere else.>Other
>>29139121We haven't tried them out yet, we don't know how strong they are. Plus they aren't restricted to the ground anymore.
>>29139093>>29139140I think the physical defense bonus from the snake-cloak was minor, I dooo like the ultra-high jumps but that snake boots increase mobility also.
>>29139156>>Return to the hunters' place.>>”Great catastrophe?” Communicate with Skeith.
>>29139156>>Return to the hunters' place.>>”Great catastrophe?” Communicate with Skeith.Shit sounds pretty important.
>>29139174Nah, the snake boots let us do stealth ninja camouflage and get out of traps with greater ease, but they don't really increase our mobility as such.
>>29139156>>”Great catastrophe?” Communicate with Skeith.
>>29139050The mountain king and the snake have the same power level. It's defensive abilities are the same as the snake skin cloak. The only difference is the stone scale cloak damages people that attack it instead of poison resist.Snake skin being less noticeable than stone scale is also a factor.
>>29139163Dude, those tremors are for defence only. We don't get to use them for mobility or offence anymore.
>>29139156>Great Catastrophe? Communicate with Skeith.>OtherLook for a serviceable bow!
>>29139197Can we put Skeith in the boots/cloak anons?
>>29139202>it manifests itself through the ability to produce tremors through the very air, as well as in objects it comes into contact with—such as the weapons of those who would dare strike the wearer.We can make airquakes.
>>29139156We should find an easy hunt, bind it to an old item and trade it for the stone. To the merchant, a bind one should be much more precious since this one is just a pretty stone to anyone but a shardkeeper.
>>29139226I honestly think he's best served as a weapon, consider his nature. But we could always try, if just to see the results.
>>29139209Seconding the looking for a bow, why else do we drag around this quiver?>>29139202>>29139200>>29139197>>29139174>>29139163>>29139140>>29139121>>29139093>>29139226Perhaps OP can clarify which cloak has superior defensive qualities?
>>29139255I am convinced we would get stretch powers.
>>29139255I'm actually glad people let us put the snake in the boots and the lizard in the cloak, even though some anons had retarded reasons for not even trying.
>>29139156>”Great catastrophe?” Communicate with Skeith.>Ask where you can find something in the city, or head somewhere else. (What do you do for fun around here)
>>29139209Also some gloves. and a hat or something.
>>29139237Airquakes directed at ATTACKS aimed at us. Nothing in that contradicts what I've said.
>>29139315>it manifests itself through the ability to produce tremors through the very air,* AS WELL AS* in objects it comes into contact with—such as the weapons of those who would dare strike the wearer.Offensive tremors. Force miracle unlocked.
the pastebin is missing the snake halberd.>>29139156Also i hope we use the snake boots more often i like that the lizard boots gives us mobility, but i would like to try the stealth of the snake boots.
>>29139429Did we make a snake halberd?
>>29139445I think not.
>>29139445We did, it was basically a longer halberd that had better accuracy.
>>29139268(( As stone is harder than scales, the Seismic Shroud is a bit more resistant than the Viper Spirit Shroud. While still well-armored, it provides little defense against piercing and bludgeoning. It can also make “airquakes”, though the efficacy of this ability hasn't yet been determined. ))>>29139198“Skeith.” You continue communicating with the Venom Spirit—he seems a bit troubled. “What do you mean by 'great catastrophe'?””A diligent student, an esteemed hunter... and a fool. Your observational skills render me deeply troubled, Shardkeeper.”“What?””If you truly wish to know, call upon me in a place where none may see us.”What will you do?>Return to the hunters' place.>Ask where you can find something in the city, or head somewhere else.>Other
>>29139389Still not exactly seeing how'd that translates to offensive capabilties. Even if it did work, it wouldn't be as strong as that conducted through the ground, air makes for a poor conductor of energy.And besides, we still don't get the Mountain King Greaves' fantastic mobility.
>>29139467You sure that wasn't with skeith?
>>29139445It would probably be similar to Scourge only less powerful.>>29139389I picture the air tremors as another word for Jedi force push. Except less accurate.
>>29139486>Ask where you can find something in the city, or head somewhere else.Get a bow.Talk to skeith when we return.
>>29139486Well geeze, Skeith. We know it has something to do with the Shardkeepers not being around anymore (maybe they took too many souls out and shit went to...shit?) but how could we know more?>Ask where we can find a bowFind a bow.
>>29139504Give me a moment.
>>29139502Have you ever played darksouls? It sounds pretty much like some of their miracles. Hopefully wrath of the Gods tier but probably not.
>>29139486>Ask where you can find something in the city, or head somewhere else.A bow to go with our arrows and gloves for supper fast snake punches.
>>29139569Also some sort of headgear.
>>29139504Huh we didn't, we should check it our then.
>>29139581Oh yeah, a mask might be useful.
>>29139486Calling this now: Mass production of Shard weapons lead to a grat catastrophe and a culling of the creators.
>>29139665Perhaps Manwe or Enu got angry?
>>29139486If we're going to use the mountain king for defense we really need to use proper armor rather than an old beat up cloak.
>>29139665And we're about to do the same for fun and profit~!
>>29139699Best video I could find.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ygUjwv2DlY
>>29139780Shirt might work for now too, till we have a light chain.
>>29139665Perhaps the environment was broken from over-harvesting of spirits and animals for their souls (Tregalis was **very** connected to the mountain, after all)...and that made the world-spirit angry. Alternately a failed attempt to bind the world-spirit.And then humans lost their souls.
>>29139529After a while of meandering about with Sonia, you're guided to a weaponsmith's building; here, weapons, armor, and Callestria's finest martial crafts are made before being moved out to various stores and buyers. Empty racks are visible around the store, and in the center of the floor, a middle-aged man operates an ancient-looking sharpening wheel, switching between it and various other tools at his disposal to maintain a knife with intricate patterns carved into the blade.“Greetings.” The man looks up at you from his stool; wearing a tattered grey shirt, he's tall and heavily built, with wavy, light-brown hair that greys around the roots. “Need something?”“I'm looking for a bow.” You say.“Lot more hunters in town, so they've been moving pretty quickly.” He nods. “And I haven't talked with my fletcher in a while here, either. What kind do you fancy?”>What will you say?
>>29139813Skip to the 1 minute mark and that's a pretty good representation of the Seismic Shroud. But I think the actual blast is only as strong as a Jedi force push.
>>29139883Synthetic Composite bowRecurve.
>>29139883>What ever's cheep
>>29139883Recurve bow.Good enough for the Mongols, good enough for us.
>>29139835Naw dude, we're a monster hunter. We need to go murder something with tough hide, skin it, tan it, and use that. >>29139883"A Shortbow, recurve if you can manage."Do they integrate monster parts into their weapons? Monster sinew and horn could be useful for a bow.Also keep an eye open for light armor.
>>29139883Shortbow.We'll carry it on us.We need to be mobile while bot wielding it and just carrying it.
>>29139912>>29139920>>29139928>>29139929>>29139939I like where your heads at but money might be an issue. A short bow would be in our price range.
>>29139941Yian kut ku armour 4 life.
>>29139883We want pic related.
>>29139941Light armor and some gloves would be good. But, we all need to remember Sonia is going to be buying all of this for us. We can promise to pay her back but we shouldn't go for anything too expensive.
>>29139883"Lots of hunters in town? Know why?"
>>29140024Noone said to go buy armor.
>>29140084Is there something wrong with armor?>>29139780>>29139941>>29140024
>>29139912>>29139920>>29139928“A recurve would do nicely if you can manage.”“Sounds expensive!” Sonia grins.“I can pay you back later, if it's any trouble.“Don't worry about it!” She turns to the blacksmith. “Got any?”“Just one, but you might not want it.” He makes his way over to a shelf, pulling down a simple-looking wooden recurve bow. It looks smoothly carved to a standard, but the wood around the grip has peeled back some and splintered away. “The others I moved out for sale are all gone, but you can see why I kept this one. The damage is mostly cosmetic, but I'd give it to you real cheap, considered I'm not getting rid of it otherwise.”>What will you say?
>>29140231So we soulshard it and fix it, no big.
>>29140231Buy it. It won't matter since we're infusing it with souls anyway.
>>29140231Deal.I love bargains.
>>29140231It'll probably be fine once we stick a soul in it, let's take it.
>>29140231fuck yeah motherfucker...I mean yeah, thats some nasty damage, it better be cheapI'm practically helping you by buying it
>>29140231Ask him if we can test it first, to see if we like the feel.Then test it. If it performs adequately, buy it.
>>29140293Seconding, let's test it out first to make sure that damage IS superficial.
>>29140231>cosmetic damageTo words I love to hear while shopping. As long as it's not structural I could care less.
>>29140256>>29140270>>29140272“Sounds fine to me.” You nod. You've trained with bows, though never a proper recurve—you're sure you'll catch on quick, though. Once infused with a Soul, it shouldn't matter if the damage is cosmetic or not, as long as the weapon isn't completely broken.“You heard the man.” Sonia folds her arms. “We'll take it.”She completes the transaction, and the weaponsmith bids you a good afternoon as two of you make your way outside. “Anything else?” She asks.“I was going to look for a pair of gloves.” You respond. “Know where I can find some?”“Like, leather gloves?” Sonia asks.“That'd be fine, I guess. Why?” You look at her.“If you're gonna do stuff with 'em, I can just give you some of Daeron's.” She grins. “I'll tell him I lost 'em.”What will you do?>Return to the hunters' place.>Ask where you can find something in the city, or head somewhere else.>Other
>>29140374>>Return to the hunters' place.Experiment with the new bow you got.
>>29140374>Return to the hunters' place.Let's head back, experiment some, maybe take a nap, get to know these people and ask more about this place.
>>29140374>>Return to the hunters' place.Try out bowTalk with skeith.
>>29140374>Return to the hunters' place.
>>29140374>Ask where we can find somewhere that no one else will see usGotta talk to Skeith.Once we return to the hunters' place SEE WHY THE TURTLE CHARM IS SO STRONG!Also, practice with the recurve.
>>29140406>>29140431I bet the snake spirit would make arrows shot from it into homing missiles
>>29140483Or just very fast and poisonous.I quite like Skeith on the dagger, guys.By the way, Sonia's spirit-sword said something to her when Skeith trembled at the shopkeeper.
>>29140524>I quite like Skeith on the daggerWhat dagger?
>>29140524While in the city. When hunting monsters I think he'll be more useful in the halberd.
>>29140559Our hunting knife.>>29140524It's pretty nice when we're in cities, but Skeith will probably be more useful in the halberd or another, longer weapon when we're monster hunting.
>>29140524This, or she could sense Skeith's anger
>>29140582I dunno, I'd sooner see the snake on our halberd and keep Skeith in the dagger (he likes it there!). A powerful hidden holdout weapon is good to have at all times.
>>29140582> Venom Fang - An envenomed blade, that, though small, increases the speed of the wielder's strike to mirror that of the spirit Skeith. Like the scorpion's sting, it deceives its opponents, who may underestimate its speed, and *forget its very presence*.Got ya.
You make your way back through the city streets—cloak drawing a couple awestruck glances from the passerby—to the only familiar building in the city, the small lodge just out back of town. Sonia takes you on a brief walk through the area, showing you some of the other buildings, before the two of you loop back to the small grass lot behind the lodge.“Well, what do you think?” Sonia asks. “Getting the hang of city life?”“I think so.” You respond, leaning against a nearby wooden fence. “Still going to take some getting used to, though.”What will you do?>No one else around. Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith.>Get some practice in with your bow.>Other.
>>29140621A good holdout weapon is nice, but it's better if we never have to resort to the holdout weapon.
>>29140683>Get some practice in with your bow.Telling Sonia to go away is rude considering how she's helped us.
>>29140683hay pretty lady wanna be our apprentice?
>>29140683"Hey, I noticed you were uncomfortable back in the shop...sorry about that. I'm trying to figure something out."Talk with Skeith.>CHECK OUT THE GODDAMN TURTLE CHARM
>>29140582I agree. But the question is what do we do with the other spirits? This is what I think would happen>Snake boots = stealth>Snake gloves = supper fast punches>Snake bow = homing missals or fast poison arrows>Snake dagger = poison dagger or fast dagger(Snake is a less powerful version of Skeith so I think it would have one or the other)>Lizard boots = Earthquake boots>Lizard cloak = force push
>>29140621Yes, but not at the expense of what might be our best option for our halberd. I'm not saying don't experiment with the snake, but you consider holdout weapons after your main weapon. The problem with big monsters isn't them noticing a knife, or needing to strike fast once you're really close.>>29140683>Get some practice in with your bow.Talk to Sonia about the time at the shop, ask if she felt anything odd going on.If we get a good chance ask if she'd be interested in trying to learn Shardkeeping.>>29140737Last time we looked at the Turtle Charm we didn't get any response from it. It can wait until we get back to try to look even more.
>>29140799>Lizard gloves = Quake-punch
>>29140683>Get some practice in with your bow.
>>29140683>>Get some practice in with your bow.
>>29140838We figured out that it's oddly more powerful than it should be for the strength of soul that we sense in it. Seems pretty important, and I was suggesting we do that once we're back and done talking with Skeith.We should, perhaps, start be recrystallizing it and applying it somewhere else...though if the trick is in application then that means we've lost the extra strength.
>>29140838This>Talk to Sonia about the time at the shop, ask if she felt anything odd going on.And depending on her response>If we get a good chance ask if she'd be interested in trying to learn Shardkeeping.
>>29140683Who wants to take bets on Sonia being our rival's sister or something like that?
>>29140886I think we should leave it as is for now. If our master did something to it to boost the effectiveness it may be lost if we take the soul out.
>>29140886OP said in earlier threads that we cant recrystallize the turtle. Just part of the mystery that is turtle.
>>29140959He did? Hmm. That's probably why it's more potent then, it's permanent.
>>29140683>No one else around. Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith
You take out your newly gained recurve bow, readying an arrow and aiming it about—it seems stable, and sturdy despite the damage. Sonia directs you to what you assume is Daeron's archery target, out back of the house—a piece of canvas over wood, with a crudely painted target, riddled with holes. It's been a while since you've used a bow; you loose the arrow, and it flies a bit off-center, hitting the canvas but missing the mark.Was it your shot, or the weapon? You produce another arrow, shooting again and again until you get a feel for it, hitting a pair of consecutive bullseyes. It takes the energy of the shot a bit more efficiently than the bows you've used in the past, but the wear around the grip does make it a bit awkward to aim.“Not bad.” Sonia suggests.“Thanks. Hey, back there in the shop, did you feel anything odd going on?”“Mm.” She nods. “That was the weapon you made, right? It was reacting to something. Did you cause it?”>What will you do?
>>29141099Tell her what Skeith told to you. Then infuse the Tregalis into the bow.
>>29141099It was reacting to the spirit in the stone.
>>29141099"After a fashion...my weapon has a powerful soul bound into it and it has retained its will.Something about that crystal the shopkeep had...irritated it, and it became angry."
>>29141099>The spirit is named Skeith. He talks to me like the bird talks to you. He was angry that someone would buy and sell soul shards like that without knowing their power.
>>29141191Changing to>The spirit is named Skeith. He talks to me like the bird talks to you.>Something about that crystal the shopkeep had...irritated it, and it became angry.
>>29141191“The Spirit contained within this weapon is named Skeith. I can communicate with him, as you do with your bird.” You produce the Venom Fang from beneath your cloak, turning it in your hands to assess all sides of it. “He was angry that someone would buy and sell Shards like that without knowing their power.”“I see. Well, uh, no offense.” She shrugs. “But you're the one who knows about all that stuff, right? What's it got to do with me?”>What will you say?
>>29141288Can we test her to see if she can be a shardkeeper? Maybe we can make her our apprentice.
>>29141288It doesn't? What made you think it did?
>>29141288>You could sense it's anger couldn't you?>What I do take years of study but it's not something that anyone can do learn. I think with the proper training you could learn it just like I did.
>>29141288"You noticed, most wouldn't have felt a thing. You bound with a spirit already. If you were interested it might be possible to teach you Shardkeeping. I won't promise anything, and it involves a fair bit of studying and hard work, but it is a noble profession."
>>29141407>What I do take years of study but it's not something that anyone can learn. I think with the proper training you could learn it just like I did.typo
>>29141288"I get the feeling you might be able to do what I do, with some training. I'm not sure though. Truth be told, I'm not as good at this kind of stuff as my master was."
>>29141470Though they're all pretty much the same, I prefer this one.
>>29141340It'd be possible to perform some sort of test, though you're not sure what; you could attempt to see if she could discern the nature of a Soul within an unbound Shard, or even communicate with Skeith.>>29141470“You could sense its anger, couldn't you?” You ask, and she nods. “Most wouldn't have felt a thing. I get the feeling you might be able to do what I do, with some training. I'm not sure, though... Truth be told, I'm not as good at this kind of stuff as my master was.”“I think you're doing just fine... But you really think I can?” She responds, eyes full of wonder. “Wow... I'd like to learn, but I can't imagine I'd be good at it. I could never study and practice all the time, too... It seems like a lot of work, and it doesn't sound like you're too sure yourself!”“Right. I can't make any promises, and I'll have to figure it out.” She has a point—the prospect of taking on an apprentice does seem like a lot, especially when you haven't figured it all out yourself. “Do you think you'd at least like to give it a try?”“Seems like you're really set on this.” Sonia nods. “Alright, I'll do it.”“Alright, then. Later, we'll figure out if you've got the necessary affinity.”What will you do?>Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith.>Perform some Soul ritual.>Other.
>>29141761>>Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith.
>>29141761>Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith.We'll talk to her later, for now we should get some answers from Skeith. Also think back to our old lessons, try to remember how the basics work.
>>29141761>Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith
>>29141761>Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith.Ask him if he would talk to Sonia while we're at it. We wouldn't want it to backfire if we do use him as a test.
>>29141761>Dismiss Sonia and call upon Skeith.
>>29141970>>29141839>>29141813“Sonia, mind going inside for now?” You ask. “I've got something I need to do.”“Alright!” She waves, darting back around the building towards the front door. “See you later!”She disappears around the corner, and before you can even completely call out the Spirit, the weapon at your hip vibrates. You feel a sudden displacement of the Soul; the grass in front of you turns dark, and begins to melt into a patch of black, bubbling oil. An amorphous blob rises from the liquid, with great swaths of darkness dripping away from it until it takes a familar humanoid form, two green eyes and a twisted smile folding open in front of you.“What is it?” You ask, as Skeith takes form; you'd rather not have him talk to you so aggressively. “Something to do with the Shardkeepers not being around anymore, right? I don't see how I could know anything more than that.”“Shardkeeper.” The Spirit's tone is no less sinister than ever. “The people you have encountered each have their own knowledge and theories of spirits and Soul, but does it bother you in the least that no one south of your home town seems to know that your craft ever even existed?”>What will you say?
>>29142033>>What will you say?"Sort of. Do you have an explanation?"
>>29142033"I assume that some sort of disaster befell the civilization that created my art."
>>29142033"It does seem...odd, now that you've mentioned it. What are you suggesting?"
>>29142033"Let me make a guess, Spirit: My people's hubris lead to us creating soul weapons by the millions, arming our armies, and the resulting arms race lead to our near extinction and loss of the Art."
>>29142033Yes. Between that and the drake presence earlier, I've started thinking that something has hunted down Shardkeepers.
>>29142033Boom! Skeith summons just like that. Now we can throw poison spirits at people.
>>29142070good enough but I wouldn't say millions.
>>29142033"I thought it odd, I reasoned that Shardkeepers were either eliminated by something hunting them, or there was no small amount of hubris involved and they either destroyed themselves with Soul imbued weapons or somehow brought about an apocalypse or a retaliation from the natural world through their creations.I wouldn't be surprised if the 'dragon' that we fought was tasked to hunt down Shardkeepers."
>>29142052>>29142047“I assume that some sort of disaster befell the civilization that created my art.” You say.“You are correct, though not entirely.” The Spirit pulls its legs free of the earth, and you recall its height, its spindly body towering above you.“Do you have an explanation, then?”“The manipulators of Soul were numerous, centuries ago. Those that gave birth to Shardkeeping quickly expanded their repertoire of techniques and rituals, as they sought to further augment the power of themselves and their people with Soul.” It continues. “It should not surprise you that after the secrets of Shardkeeping spread beyond their progenitors, many different types of people took advantage of the art. Some wished to preserve the balance of nature, while some wished to preserve humanity; some desired wealth, or great power above all else. The rampant use of Soul caused backlash from the natural world, and some Spirits even sought the destruction of the Shardkeepers...”“Was it this retaliation that eliminated them?” You ask. “Did something hunt them down?”“...But this was not the disaster I spoke of.” The Spirit chuckles.“Then what was it?”>Continued
>>29142477“As the practice of Soul-binding began to run rampant, soon did the use of Shard-infused tools and weaponry. When conflict arose between civilizations, wars were fought, and warriors then used these tools to bolster their offensive and defensive power.”>>29142070>>29142139“We armed our armies with Soul weapons, and the arms race lead to our near extinction, and the loss of the art.” You ponder aloud.“Yes.” Skeith hisses. “And as the masters of your art emerged, Shardkeepers first joined armies—then, took the place of armies, with the souls of legendary beasts and spirits of unimaginable power serving as their squadrons. With powers like ours at their disposal, an ordinary man on the battlefield would simply get in the way. Tell me, Shardkeeper. Do you believe yourself to be powerful?"“Not in comparison to my Master.” You respond.“Callestria is the largest city you've seen in your life, is it not?” Skeith asks, his luminescent mouth twisting into a wide smile. “Were you to fight a Shardkeeper, equally skilled as yourself, with each of you aiming to kill the other? That alone could cause enough damage to destroy this city. Shardkeepers fought one another. Shardkeepers fought Spirits. Armies fought Shardkeepers. Amidst it all, the world burned away, civilizations crumbled to dust. Your art, and much of your race's history, was lost.”You tilt your head; you find it difficult to believe.>What will you say?
>>29142519"Then I will make sure the art of the shardmaker remains an exotic, rare, and largely inconsequential thing."
>>29142519Sweet! This means we can still peddle shit as long as we dont make weapons or teach anyone how we make make stuff.
>>29142519"Then shardkeepers must grasp the responsibility all their power brings with both hands."
>>29142519"welp, time to tell Sonia she has no talent, and hoard the secrets of shardkeeping to myself"Harbor inner suspicions that Skeith is lying to you and trying to prevent you from teaching shardkeeping, since he kinda hates your kind.
>>29142519>That would explain why you hate shardkeepers
>>29142646I don't think that is necessary, just we need to impose upon who ever we teach the importance of restraint. With great power comes great responsibility ect ect
>>29142719The quote marks mean I was talking to Skeith, not actually intending to follow through with what I said.
>>29142519"It is a grave responsibility. But a necessary one.If humanity is to survive we need strength, ordinary men don't stand a chance against the monsters and the spirits of this world. It resulted in the downfall of civilizations, but those civilizations would never have existed without it."
>>29142646>>29142589>>29142671“That would explain why you hate Shardkeepers.” You say.“I have many reasons for that, as I'm sure you're aware.” Skeith shakes his head. “But this? It was only natural that the practitioners of your craft would destroy themselves.”“What, then, Skeith?” You ask. You get the feeling that he's lying; how far would the venom spirit go to prevent you from spreading knowledge of your art? “You're saying I should take hold of the responsibility this power brings, right? Are you trying to discourage me from teaching others my craft—should I hoard the secrets of Shardkeeping for myself?”“It is not my place to attempt to change your path of action, Shardkeeper.” The Spirit responds, his body beginning to melt back into the oily patch he stands on. “That matters not to me. But having encountered a man who profits from the artifacts of Soul, and with you beginning to decide what you will do with your art in the future—who to share it with, how to profit from it? I wish only to illuminate you on the fate of your predecessors before you move on. Make of my tale what you will.”The last of Skeith's inky form fades into the now-discolored grass, leaving a bitter stench on the wind. The power of Soul returns to the weapon at your hip, and you fold your arms with a sigh, leaning against the building at your back.(( Calling it a night here, though I might stick around to answer a few questions this time. Sorry about the turnaround time these last couple of posts, by the way. I've been managing to consistently write myself to near-exhaustion during this thread as well as the previous few. As usual, thanks for the posts; I'll be archiving and updating Pastebin shortly. ))
>>29142777>He says in the middle of a city that exists without spirit magic
>>29142849There's relic weaponry. There's not enough to lead to widespread destruction, but there's enough magic weapons laying around that fighting monsters is a bit more even.
>>29142873Its a bit much to say that the city wouldn't exist without it though.
yeah>>29142777is a pretty silly thing to say
>>29142881Skeith was kicked out of this area by a Shardkeeper a while back when he tried to set up shop. It would not be habitable without Shardkeeping. And there are monsters and spirits that are tougher than Skeith wandering around.
>>29142873>>29143028I think that if all of the magic weapons and items were to disappear forever humans would become much more scarce. I'm not say they would be in danger of extinction but equilibrium would favor spirits and giant magical beasts.