You're in a dark alley in the artisan's district of Tianna.In front of you, five pirate-y ruffians in mismatched armor and unhealthy-looking weapons. Not to mention gills, webbed fingers, one of them has a tentacle per arm, stuff like that.They just lit the fuses on three barrels. You have no idea what's inside them, but it can't be good.Oh, and they have two Blood-Ape demons.Behind you, Tia, one of the Lunars that you invited in Tianna for some diplomacy tonight. She's been staring at you since the first minute she's seen you. You can't really decipher with what emotion, though... but it seems she barely noticed the Lintha about to blow up stuff.Further behind, Tianna's Main Street. Queen Amata is there, accompanying the other two Lunars up to the castle and hoping this very tense diplomatic meeting doesn't turn into a bloody mess.And there's also the matter of the shadowy figure that drew your attention to this alley in the first place. Where has he gone?"Finally." Hisses Tia, blissfully unaware of all your problems right now. "Finally, I've found you."Seizing the opportunity, the Lintha release the lit barrels, and they roll down the alley towards you, picking up speed, leaving a trail of smoke behind.>Stop the barrels!>Get Tia to help you! [requires using TALKING TO THE HEART, no time to have a chat now.]>Sommersault over the Lintha, get them between you and Tia!>Run back to Main Street!Optional:>Activate SOLAR HERO STYLE (can't use if also using TALKING TO THE HEART this action)Roll 1d10 when posting.
>Who are we?Maka, an exiled noble recently Exalted as a Zenith. She's in the western city of Tianna as a guest of queen Amata (DB), an old friend. Abyssals are targeting the city for conquest, Lintha pirates have infiltrated it with spies and agents, and half the island is controlled by paranoid lunars. Fun times.>DB? Zenith? I don't know Exalted...This quest is as newbie-friendly as possible, and I want it to work as a newbie's intro to Exalted. If you have ANY question, ask in thread. For the setting, google "1d4chan exalted".>Archive?http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=zenith>System?Dicepool-like system. When performing an action, everyone rolls 1d10 when posting. the first X rolls are considered, where X is equal to attribute + ability. Yes, this means that the more people are posting, the stronger Maka is, up to a limit of her attribute + ability.>XP?Attributes cost [current score x5] xp. Abilities cost [current score x3] xp, except Zenith costing [(current score x3) -1]. Charms cost 10 xp, except for Zenith-based charms (related to charisma and physical/mental fortitude) which cost 8 xp. At the end of every "session" (thread) you will be presented with a list of possible acquisitions.>Twitter?@exaltedfag
Rolled 3>>30564362>Stop the barrels!That's definitely our #1 priority. We don't want these buildings or the diplomatic procession to get blown up.>Get Tia to help you! [requires using TALKING TO THE HEART, no time to have a chat now.]We can activate Solar Hero Form next turn.The basic jist of the idea we want to get across perfectly is something along the lines of, 'Saving the queen and the diplomats is our number one priority, and it should be yours too!'
Rolled 5>>30564362>Sommersault over the Lintha, get them between you and Tia!Hopefully she'll fight her way through the Lintha to get to us if she's in the mood for a fight.>Activate SOLAR HERO STYLE (can't use if also using TALKING TO THE HEART this action)Because we're in the mood for a fight.
Rolled 1>>30564362Can we actually activate Banish the Darkness? I want to see if that will banish the blood apes or if it actually does only work on undead.
Rolled 8>>30564362>Get Tia to help you! [requires using TALKING TO THE HEART, no time to have a chat now.]save the hero style if this does not work
>>30564425they probably aren't extras.
Rolled 7>>30564362>Stop the barrels!Priorities. I'm assuming it's one choice only right now.
Rolled 8>>30564362>Stop the barrels!>Get Tia to help you! [requires using TALKING TO THE HEART, no time to have a chat now.]Fighting time!
Rolled 2>>30564362>Stop the barrels!Let Tia handle the rest for a while.
Rolled 1>>30564432They're First Circle Demons. That's as close to Extras as demons ever get - they're roughly equivalent to the skeleton cannon fodder or mortal ghosts, in terms of their overall power tier. They have some hefty physical strength, of course, but they should still just be powerful extras.
Rolled 9>>30564362Welcome back, OP~>Get Tia to help!Once she's with us, we can split between barrels and thugs.
Rolled 6>>30564362Throw the barrels back - They've got fuses, not pressure sensors.
>>30564452First Circle Demons are not extras in my games, that's why I didn't put the "use BANISH THE DARKNESS" option there.
Rolled 6>>30564480Makes sense to me. Are goblins and other fae mooks extras?
Rolled 1>>30564508Cool. And would demon-blooded or other yozi-tainted dudes and mutated cultists be viable as far as 'demonic extras' is concerned? Just trying to hammer out what does and doesn't count as an extra, as far as different types of Creatures of Darkness is concerned.And if you haven't decided or want to keep us guessing, feel free to say as much. It's all good.
Rolled 7So, it doesn't explicitly state it, but do armored/steel toed boots fall under 'unarmed' or 'armored gauntlets' as far as Solar Hero Style is concerned?
Rolled 5>>30564362> stop the barrels
>Solar QuestMost exciting time of the day has come!
>>30564362>Stop the barrels!Everything else can wait.Also, nice to see this quest over the weekend.
>>30564610You either have low standards or a very boring day.
>>30564663Not that guy, but i spent my morning and most of the afternoon taking a test, this is in fact the high point of my day.
Phys + Night: 3 5 1 8 7 = 2 successesWith no time to form a proper plan in your head, you act on instinct, planting your feet and preparing yourself.The barrels thunder towards you, and after a frighteningly long couple of seconds, impact.You expected them to be a lot lighter. Whatever they're filled with, must be heavy as heck, and... a liquid? You hear a sloshing sound as the three containers smack against one another, as you hold the first one of the file. The impact pushed you a few steps back, but you managed to stop all three.They're too heavy to just simply toss back, at least without using your strength-increasing power. You hear, faintly, a heavily accented "Blast! She stop'd 'em!", and a "Good enuff! Lookit 'er blow!".You glance worriedly at the fuses to gauge how much time you have left, to find out that two of them have been cut. A knife is embedded in the ground next to you, and the severed fuses are burning out harmlessly next to it.You glance up to the roofs. The dark shadow you saw earlier is there, a brilliant knife in hand, carefully lining up the next shot to sever the last fuse before it reaches the barrel."Tia!" You call out to her, keeping your eyes ahead.Before you can add anything, you feel her approach you from behind, way too close. You feel her breath on your nape."...what." You can only comment, as the Lunar gives a little bite to the the side of your neck. You feel a sharp pain for a second, and then her licking up a few drops of your blood.(cont)
Rolled 9>>30564362Solar hero style. Run and then walljump over the fucks to get to the fuse. Once there defensive fighting while yanking the fuse out. Do not get surrownded. Circle them and keep mobile
"...It's really you." She whispers in your ear. A stone-cold tone of voice you'd normally only associate with hardened psychopaths.[Essence spent. 4/5]"...TIA! LATER! LINTHA NOW!!" You scream at her, and by the way she jolts, you can only imagine your sudden shout has shaken her out of some sort of trance. You've barely finished saying "now", that she immediately replies "YES!" and leaps over you and all three barrels, on a collision course with a very confused Lintha squad.Things are getting too weird and too much is happening simultaneously to start asking question. You look up. The shadow on the rooftop throws his knife at the last fuse.>Toss the barrels into a side-alley.>Toss the barrels back uphill at the Lintha. [requires using TEN OX MEDITATION]>Hold the barrels still.>Rip out the last fuse yourself.>Let the barrels go, charge the Lintha.Optional:>Activate SOLAR HERO STYLE (can't use if also using TEN OX MEDITATION this action)
>>30564715>>Rip out the last fuse yourself.Priorities people.
Rolled 8>>30564715> hold the barrels still>activate SOLAR HERO STYLE
>>30564715>Activate SOLAR HERO STYLE>Hold the barrels still.When the knife cuts the fuse, we charge in. I think the less we roll, the safer it is. Less chance of someone's bad luck ruining everything.
Rolled 7Rip out the fude and hold the barrels
Rolled 9>>30564715>Rip out the last fuse yourself.Assuming that last knife-throw missed, I guess?>Activate SOLAR HERO STYLELet's do this.
>>30564762It didn't miss. It's still in-flight.
Rolled 4>>30564715>Rip out the last fuse yourself.>Activate SOLAR HERO STYLE
>>30564715>Hold the barrels still.The best action is to take NO action!
>>30564749You have no idea how the dicepoll system works, do you?
Rolled 10>>30564788Whoops, forgot to roll.
Rolled 3>>30564715>>Hold the barrels still.>>30564737>>30564762>>30564786See>>30564783Don't be idiots, you're going to get us stabbed and then blown up
Rolled 5>>30564749That's not how this system works.
Rolled 4Lets not spend essence needledsly. We eithet jold the barrels or risk them braking. Then a spark is enogh.
>>30564833>Exalted>Being stabbedso fanny joke
Rolled 3>>30564849Depends who threw the knife with what charms.
>>30564809No dramatic failures?
>>30564849>Thinks someone picking a fight with a Lintha cant cut an Exalted.Really now?
>>30564874Nope. We do have botches though. We roll a certain number of D10s, any result 7 or above counts as a success. You compare the number of successes to the target number to see how well you did. If you get a lot more successes than needed awesome happens. If you manage to get no successes and roll a 1 you get a botch, which is essentially a critfail.
Rolled 3>>30564715>Hold the barrels still.and wait for the knife to cut the fuse, then>Activate SOLAR HERO STYLE (can't use if also using TEN OX MEDITATION this action)I have no idea what this means, but it sounds cool, so we should use it
>>30564715>She drank our bloodDoesn't that mean she can shapeshift into a doppelganger of us now?
Rolled 4>>30564715>>Hold the barrels still.>>30564904>I have no idea what this meansIt's a useful power you're currently advocating on wasting on nothing.
Rolled 7>>30564920>It's a useful power you're currently advocating on wasting on nothing.Then enlighten me on its proper usage fellow anon
>>30564919Wouldn't she needs to drink our heart blood for that?
>>30564933the explanation is in the OP pic.
Rolled 10>>30564904Solar Hero Style costs one point of Essence but gives us a +3 bonus for things like boxing and wrestling for the rest of the scene.
Rolled 9>>30564904Everything a solar does sounds awesome. That eclipse caste didn't sneeze, he used GLORIOUS EXPULSION OF BODILY IMPERFECTION.
Rolled 4>>30564952It's not something so crude as 'getting off' !It's PERFECT RELEASE OF THE VIPERS FRUSTRATION
(Phys + Night: 8 7 9 4 10 = 5 successes)The flying blade flashes past you, severing the burning barrel in half and stabbing the ground with a dull *thunk*.From ahead of you you hear sounds of fighting and screaming. Now that there's no more fire and you can be a bit rougher, you push the barrels aside, into a small side-alley where they won't roll down into Main Street, and rush ahead, letting Essence flow into and through your body. You feel your reflexes accelerate and your fighting instincts sharpen.[Esence spent. 3/5]One of the Lintha is already on the ground, decapitated, you can imagine, by a slash of Tia's sword, who you catch sight of as she plows it through a second pirate's chest. Blood sprays all over her as she, rather than pull the blade out, just slashes upwards, severing the man in two vertically from the ribcage up.That leaves two Lintha and two demons. Where did the fifth Lintha go? No time to look for him: in the chaos, one of the Blood-Apes roars and launches itself at you, swinging with its massive, clawed arms.>Counter-punch!>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin.>Hard parry, lock arm, try and break it.>Dodge, get close, grapple it.>Take the hit, then right jab at face.Optional:>Prepare to use IRON SKIN CONCENTRATION in case Maka suffers damage.
>>30565044>severing the burning FUSE in half...dunno how that got through.
Rolled 8>>30565044>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin.GLORIOUS PUNCHING TECHNIQUE!
Rolled 5>>30565044>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin.Drop him and move on.
Rolled 9>>30565044>Dodge, get close, grapple it.
Rolled 8>>30565044>>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the THROAT.This isn't a game, why would we bother with it's chin?
Rolled 7>>30565044>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin
Rolled 7>>30565044>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin.We gon fuck you up son
>>30565044>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin.
Rolled 6>>30565044>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin.KICK HIS ARSE GIPSY
Rolled 4>>30565044We're stupid fast now right (I'm talking reflexes)? Sidestep, grab massive arm being swung at sun, use the Bloodape's momentum to help pull, lift and slam it head first into the ground. Then, while its stunned , dislocat it's shoulder and elbow. Proceed to grapple its head and rain down blows while fending off the other arm.
Rolled 8>>30565044>>Soft parry, get into its guard, uppercut to the chin.REVERSAL!
Rolled 10>>30565112It's not a 1v1, there are other targets that have fist-to-face appointments, grappling takes up too much time.
Rolled 9>>30565044>Hard parry, lock arm, try and break it.Fuck yeah.
>>30565135Disregard that dice roll, accidentally did another one.
>>30565135Then switch "rain down blows" to "puch through the back of its neck", a generally agreed kill shot. Though personally I think Tia has things in hand.
>>30565055Are you offering dice for stunting Boss, or do you only roll what the system requires?
>>30565044>Optional:>>Prepare to use IRON SKIN CONCENTRATION in case Maka suffers damage.Are Essence or Health Levels easier to regain?
>>30565204Essenes are easier, but can be more critical in a fight.
(Phys + Dawn: 8 5 9 8 7 = 4 successes)You raise your right arm and intercept his swipe at the wrist, ducking your head under his massive claws still managing to reach you because this monster-thing's hands are HUGE. You tune out the battle around you for a second, and the noise and chaos disappears quietly in the background. You can faintly see your golden castemark reflected in the creature's pitch-black eyes.Your right hand, closed in a fist, impacts with the Blood-Ape's chin with a resounding noise. The blow lifts the massive demon off its feet and sends it flying through the air for about three meters. Before it even lands, without turning around, you realize one of the Lintha is sneaking behind you, a long curved sword in hand, about to slash it horizontally into your waist.>Grab sword, disarm him.>Grab arm, put him in lock.>Grab arm, throw him.>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.>Dodge, counterattack with reverse jump spin kick.>Dodge, counterattack with low sweep.>Other?Optional:>Prepare to use IRON SKIN CONCENTRATION in case Maka suffers damage.
Rolled 5>>30565248>>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.Let's break his skull and be on our way.
>>30565204Essence, especially once we set up our cult. We still need to figure out our doctrine. I vote we make Queeny an honorary Solar for [Religious Reasons] so we can preach Solar supremacy without treason.
Rolled 1>>30565248>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.Shouldn't we be getting 3 more dice for solar hero style?
Rolled 9>>30565248>>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.>>30565263>so we can preach Solar supremacyOr we could not do something that stupid and just preach Pantheon.
Rolled 5>>30565248>Dodge, counterattack with reverse jump spin kick.
Rolled 9>>30565248>>Dodge, counterattack with reverse jump spin kickBoot to the head!
>>30565248>Dodge, counterattack with a reverse jump spin kick.>prepare to use IRON SKIN CONCENTRATION in case Maka suffers damage>>30565263>honorary SolarGood for a laugh.
Rolled 4>>30565248>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.>>30565280What this guy said
Rolled 6>>30565248>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.Quick and lethal.
Rolled 9>>30565304Forgot to roll.
>>30565263>so we can preach Solar supremacyThis is how things go very wrong.
(I also realized that I've been listing the normal dice but not the +3 bonus dice i should count for Solar Hero Style. Well, good thing you've rolled really good up to now so It didn't make a difference. I'll keep track of that from now on.)
Rolled 7>>30565248>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.
>>30565332Hehe, my late rolled 9 still counts! I think.
Rolled 2>>30565248>Half-turn, elbow strike to the head.
>>30565332Then you could just give us back the essence for Solar Hero Style as we haven't actually been using it.
>>30565201Stunting lets you accomplish outlandish stuff but doesn't give mechanical benefits because the dice are already few and essence works differently.Plus i never liked the idea of mechanical incentives for being awesome. You should be awesome because being awesome is awesome, not because you need some extra dice.
>>30565366It's a scene long charm. We're using it.
>>30565366Seems fair.[Essence: 4/5]
>>30565373It's more an incentive to write thins in since the system is designed to reward the earliest voters.
>>30565373Incorporating description into effectiveness/results is fine, it's just that "you get a couple extra dice" is a really clunky way of doing it.
>>30565263Better Idea: How about we create a philosophy where there is a natural hierarchy that society is supposed to follow. It goes something like this:SolarLunar/SiderealDBGodblooded/Essence using mortals/Half-CastesMortalsHowever, by BEING AWESOME or ACTING LIKE A DICK you can get promoted or demoted from your starting position in the hierarchy. Queeny is an example of a really awesome DB, while the list of dicks is much longer, but includes: Every DB in the Realm, Bronze Faction, First age Solars
Rolled 2>>30565248>(Phys + Dawn: 8 5 9 8 7 = 4 successes)Don't we have Solar Hero Style active? Shouldn't it be Phys + Dawn + 3?>>30565332>>30565388Ah, that was already addressed. Alright.>>30565248>Dodge, counterattack with reverse jump spin kick.Yeah, let's flash our crotch to everyone.
>>30565388And now my 9 again doesn't count. Bummer.Hope 2 successes is sufficient against any Lintha charms he decides to use.
>>30565413Cool, so where do infernals, alchemicals and liminals fit in?
>>30565373The idea in the actual game is that Fate (specifically the Pattern Spiders) is tweaking things when you try to do something awesome so its easier to pull it off. Which is why you get the extra dice.
>>30565413Or we could institute a system that isn't incredibly discriminatory and provokes an inevitable war.
>>30565413Eh, I'd rather pass on starting any solar cults any time soon. That and that's kinda a really dicky order and horribly unequal. Preaching 'DB are lesser than solars' is a good way to get stabbed a lot by Dragonblooded.
Rolled 7>>30565388Damn. I would rather you just remember to incorporate it in the future.
>>30565449infernals would pretty much all fall under the dick category. Alchemicals and liminals would be around Lunar or DB level.
Without even turning to looking behind, you move half a step to the side to give you an extra split-second before the sword connects with your torso.You use that split-second to slam your right elbow into the Lintha's forehead. A cracking noise and then he's propelled backwards. You hear the sound of him rolling on the ground as his momentum comes to a halt, and his sword clattering as it falls on the ground.A quick look around confirms that there are no more Lintha. One has disappeared, all the others are lying to your feet, scattered here and there.Tia is standing on the other demon's back, sword stabbed deeply in its spine, and the large monster is struggling and flailing around its arms, trying to reach her, and bashing its head into buildings in the process. You turn back to your old friend, who stands up groggily from the ground. There are three throwing knives stabbed in its chest, so deeply that only the hilt and handle are jutting out.>Wait for his move, then counter.>Take a short running start, flying kick.>Launch yourself by running up a wall, falling axe kick.>Charging body slam.>Grapple, suplex.>Step closer, flurry of blows.
>>30565482>Preaching 'DB are lesser than solars' is a good way to get stabbed a lot by Dragonblooded.Its entirely true though. Preaching that everyone is equal runs into the fact that its complete bullshit.
>>30565519>We broke his fucking skullNicely done.
>>30565519(that was Phys + Dawn 5 1 9 5 9 4, 2 successes)
Rolled 3>>30565519>>Launch yourself by running up a wall, falling axe kick.
Rolled 8>>30565519>Launch yourself by running up a wall, falling axe kick!
Rolled 10>>30565519Kick the knives harder into him.
Rolled 10>>30565519Flying kick the hilts deeper.>>30565523It's also a very easy way to get the shit stabbed out of you by angry Dragonblooded and Sidereals. It kinda happened once before.That and 'Less in power' does not mean 'Lesser in society', which is what that cult is saying. A Dragonblooded, Mortal and Solar should all be equal as far as society is concerned.
Rolled 4>>30565519>Grapple, suplex.
Rolled 6>>30565519>Take a short running start, flying kick.stab him with what he's already been stabbed with
>>30565558>A Dragonblooded, Mortal and Solar should all be equal as far as society is concerned....That's insane and would never work.
Rolled 7>>30565519Hm, do we want him alive? We want him alive, grapple, pin then immobilize.Wait for the soldiers to show up and take him.Huh, do we get a compassion channel for not killing him?
>>30565558>Equality>ExaltedPick one mate.
Rolled 5>30565519>Launch yourself by running up a wall, falling axe kick.Drive his skull through the pavement!
Rolled 8>>30565575>>30565584Someone doesn't Sarlona/Autokun hard enough.
Rolled 2>>30565519>Launch yourself by running up a wall, falling axe kick.Lets deliver more punishment to his head!
>>30565558>It's also a very easy way to get the shit stabbed out of you by angry Dragonblooded and Sidereals. It kinda happened once before.That happened less because the Solar were in charge and more because they were insane while in charge.
>>30565581Why are you trying to take a shittier demon alive?
>>30565581No and no to the two questions.
Rolled 5>>30565612Information, where and how he was summoned, by whom etc.
>>30565604A bit of both. I imagine there was plenty of hatred for the idea that Solar were just automatically in charge and supposedly better than even other Celestial exalts.Anyway, it's kinda really douchey to start a 'Solars are better than dragonblooded' cult when we are being sheltered/looked after by Dragonblooded. One of whom is the queen of this area.
>>30565637I keep forgetting to delete the e mail field...
>>30565519>>Take a short running start, flying kick.
Rolled 5>>30565637>Information, where and how he was summoned, by whom etc.At the Lintha base by someone with Third Circle Sorcery. Also, demons are bound. He couldn't reveal information to us if he wanted to.
>>30565639Yeah, there are ways to object to the Realm without inventing some sort of heirarchy of worth.Judge people based on what they do and what kind of people they are, not based on whether they're Exalted or not (or what kind of Exalt they are).
>>30565757>>30565639That seems freakishly populist for a princess who exalted into a God-King.
We have to be careful about spreading our solar religion in order to avoid getting wyld hunted. Getting the three lunars on our side is a good start. Trying to hunt four exalted is much harder then one freshly minted Solar.
(Phys + Dawn 3 8 10 10 4 = 5 successes)Before the demon can pick itself back up completely, you're already on the move. Taking one, two, three steps up the left-hand wall of the alley, you launch yourself in the air after picking up enough speed, rising in an arc.In mid-air, during that spot at the apex of your falling arc where you hang weightless for a moment, you catch a better sight of the dark shadow, as you're nearly on-level with him.He's a tall man, wearing large, voluminous, dark robes, and with a large mass of long black hair hanging behind him. The clothing seems fairly refined. His hands are slender and delicate, with long fingers. You notice he has bags under his eyes.He flashes you a dry smile as gravity catches gold of you and you start falling again.Focusing back on the demon, which is apparently looking around for you, you hold your right leg out, shift your weight, and land planting the back of your foot into the monster's skull, caving it in with a horrifying noise.You drop back to ground, doing a three-point landing.The fight is over: Tia is slowly walking towards you with a decapitated blood-ape head in her arms. The moment she notices your return she tosses it over her shoulder, absent-mindedly.You glance back at Main Street: the diplomatic group has passed the crossroads. Maybe they didn't even notice anything: there's quite a crowd there, as noisy as any crowd can be.>Talk to Tia privately.>Talk to the mysterious man.>Look for the missing Lintha.>Rejoin the diplomatic party.>Other?
>>30565771I'm just saying, not acting like you are an inherently superior God-King is the best way to avoid the whole Great Curse business.
>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately.we can always leave breadcrumbs for M to find later
>>30565782True. When the realm notices us I don't want it to be a case of a Wyld Hunt, I want it to be a case of dealing with a thoroughly entrenched Priestess-Queen.
>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately.Any particular reason you felt like biting me instead of noticing the Lintha rolling barrels at us?
>>30565790>Talk to the mysterious man.Ninja Bro ought to have seen where the last Lintha went.
>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately.>Motion to the mysterious man that we're missing a Linta
>>30565790Give the man a nod and then >Rejoin the diplomatic party.Delegation! This man can find our missing Lintha while we do stuff that is important
>>30565801Preaching that everyone is equal is still bullshit though. Plus, I want to play God King.
>>30565790>Crack a Lintha's skull open with an elbow>Cave an erythmanus' skull in with a dropping ax kickAt this rate we should start calling ourselves Maka Skullcrusher.
>>30565790>Look for the missing Lintha.>Talk to Tia privately.Ask her if she can track the missing Lintha.Alternatively, promise to talk to her as soon as possible.
Rolled 4>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately."What was that bite about? That was literally the only blood drawn on me this fight."I hope we didn't stain our 'dress.'
>>30565801>I'm just saying, not acting like you are an inherently superior God-King is the best way to avoid the whole Great Curse business.That seems very metagamy. Also distinctly lacking in fun.>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately.
>>30565835God King is pretty bullshit too though. The DB kinda put the end on that when they killed the Solars.I'd rather we not start upsetting the current order of things too hard. Doubly so when there really only is room for one queen on the Island and I don't favor backstabbing our friend because 'lol solar now'
>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately.I want to know what's her deal.
>>30565846I don't find turning into a first-age Solar despot any fun at all.
>>30565857Agreed. Especially not this damn early.
Rolled 7>>30565852We shouldn't be a god-queen of this island, we should be a god-queen of the homeland from which we were exile.We're a Zenith. We're literally supposed to be a priestess-queen. That what all our powers set us up to be - head of a church, leader of a nation.
>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately"I...I'm sorry but I don't know you yet. But I would like to get to know you, if that's ok?"
>>30565790>Talk to Tia privately.
>>30565866Pretty much this. >>30565869What?
>>30565866A church, or a nation is fine.Trying to usher in some sort of new world order of Solar supremacy is fucking awful. You rule based on how well you'd actually rule. A lot of Solars are fucking assholes, and a lot of DBs are entirely capable statesmen.
Rolled 7>>30565898Oh, sure, I agree with that. A caste system based on exaltation type is dumb. Maka is on top because she's the goddamn priestess queen, bitches, not because she's a Solar.And so on, and so forth.But she really does need to be a priestess-queen sooner rather than later. A pope-queen, if you will, to a theocratic state which reveres the sun.
>>30565898>However, by BEING AWESOME or ACTING LIKE A DICK you can get promoted or demoted from your starting position in the hierarchy. Queeny is an example of a really awesome DB, while the list of dicks is much longer, but includes: Every DB in the Realm, Bronze Faction, First age SolarsDid you read this bit?
>>30565925Yes, but Solars still start at the top by default, and DBs start near the bottom by default. Which is entirely stupid.
What the fuck is it about exalted that attracts this?Last thread we had 100+ posts of people arguing about breeding a fucking army till the QM came back and said No.
You turn to face the crazy lunar. Now that you're away from all the crowd seems like a good moment to try and figure out what her deal is.Then, you see her caste-mark lighting back up."...So, what the-mmpf" You start forming your question, but are immediately interrupted by her grabbing and kissing you. Deeply.Maybe on purpose, maybe on accident, maybe not caring either way, the Lunar is using her full strength while doing this - and you quickly realize that she's quite a bit stronger than you.You aren't left with breath to reply: Once she interrupts the kiss, she leans in even closer with her full body and she whispers "I've waited too long." in your ear... before biting it, as her hands move under your dress.>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Push her away.>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Put her in a lock.>[TALKING TO THE HEART] Tell her that you want her to stop.>Call for help.>Let her do what she wants.>Play along.>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.
Rolled 2>>30565988This. Exalts are rare enough that they can be judged on an individual basis instead of assigned a caste based on their flavor.
>>30565925Yes but that still puts people on levels by default based on exaltation. It would be simpler to go 'People who do well, regardless of exaltation, do better'.So that solar who has done fuckall yet is worth just as much as the Dragonblooded that has done fuckall yet rather than ranking above 90% of exalts.
>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.Preferably somewhere slightly more secluded than a city street.
Rolled 3>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Push her away.We ain't playing this shit. There's a time and a place for fucking like animals, and that time and place is later at the castle. For now, show we're strong too - she should hopefully respect that.
Rolled 1>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.
>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.Assert Dominance.jpg
>>30566029Someone better cancel my botch!
>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.As long as it's somewhat quick, we can't waste time here.
>>30566002Motivations for Exalts are supposed to be massive and world-changing. People in the quest are trying to decide on one for Maka.
Rolled 3>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.
>>30566003Lunar Mate get!This is a nice revelation but we got important things to do. >[TALKING TO THE HEART] Tell her that you want her to stop.Lets not piss our lunar mate off, she's a ally.
Rolled 3>>30566003>>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.
>>30566003Either put her in a lock via Ten-Ox so she knows not to just up and do that kind of shit, or talking to the heart so she gets the message.We don't mind it rough, but we don't like obsessive strangers trying to overpower and screw us.
>>30566046Plus a clash between those who keep to RL moral structures and those who wish to throw them away.
Rolled 9>>30566022Oh, are we supposed to roll for this?
Rolled 7>>30566003>>[TALKING TO THE HEART] Tell her that you want her to stop.
Rolled 9>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.
Here's my take on celestial hierarchyBig 3Exalted minus abyssal and sideral reformed abyssal are fine yoMortalAbyssalDemon Fae and other shitterSideral
>>30566003>[TALKING TO THE HEART] Tell her that you want her to stop.
>>30566103Sidereals shouldn't really be anywhere in the heirarchy. They're advisors and internal affairs guys. They influence the rest of the chain of command (and keep everyone else flying right), but they don't have authority of their own.
Rolled 1>>30566103I'd put Heroic Mortals of various sorts in between mortals and Exalts. We want to promote more godblooded, because we're never going to get enough DB to stop the realm, so we need to use their dislike of mortal essence users against them. Also, do Infernals get to hang with the rest of the Exalts?
>>30566127Until they decide that we need to die again which a large faction of them wants already, but that's meta knowledge anyways
>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.
>>30566003>[Talking to the Heart]We're strong, sure, but we're a social Zenith. Let's show her who we are now.
>>30566003>[TALKING TO THE HEART] Tell her that you want her to stop.If the queen and her guests happen to come across us, things might get awkward. Then again, I don't know anything about exalted so I could be wrong and this is just business as usual.Judging by previous threads, I'd guess it's the latter.
>>30566149That's when we get too powerful for them to do their job as internal affairs, and when we've gone too crazy with the effects of the Great Curse to listen to them when they tell us we probably shouldn't be doing that shit."Fucking murder them all" wasn't exactly a first-resort option.
>>30566175No, this is pretty forward even for an Exalt. Especially with the "using all her Exalted strength" part.
I just realized the we're voting to blow valuable essence on nookie, and that this is normal and expected. I love this quest.
>>30566003>[TALKING TO THE HEART] Tell her that you want her to stop.Maka don't play that shit.
>>30566199We're blowing valuable essence on AVOIDING nookie, because it's being forced on us.We're fine with a sexual relationship with this woman, after we actually get to know her and if we like her once we do. We're not fine with creepy stalker Lunar we don't know forcing herself on us.
Rolled 10>>30566003>>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.
>>30566003>>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.best set the tone.
You realize she's going to take "play along, but get the upper hand" as encouragement to force herself on us again in the future.
>>30566240Maybe. Or maybe she'll see us as her alpha after we turn the tables.
>>30566240What's life without a little excitement?
>>30566214Considering "play along" has the majority, I think you need to stop using "We're and us".
>>30566214I'd post the guy running from the Moose with "STOP RUNNING I LOVE YOU" but can't from my phone.
>>30566249If we want her to see us as alpha we'd go for the arm-lock option.
>>30566264Perhaps mistress is a better description then?
>>30566240it will force us to be always watchful of ambushes. We could probably stunt that as training Awareness/Perception. ALWAYS BE ON GUARD, OR YOU GET SOME SURPRISE SEX
>>30565575It works for Autochthonia, but then Autochthonia was actually smart enough to design their Exaltations to only go to people who are actually worthy and have repeatedly proved themselves as such over life after life after life.Not just "you do one cool thing, have impossible godlike power!"
Thinking about it. What would we do if we encounter Solars who are either mad or not playing very nice?I remember reading in dawn caste book about a pair of solar's (one being a dawn) going from place to place saying "Renounce your loyalty to the realm and pledge allegiance to us. OR WE WILL KILL YOU!"Will we kill the mad solars? Vision of bronze Or should we try and reform them? Vision of gold
>>30566328>It works for Autochthoniathat has its own slew of problems.
>>30566003>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.only option here
>>30566003>[TALKING TO THE HEART] Tell her that you want her to stop.Seriously, guys, don't turn this rape into reverse-rape.
>>30566349Yes, but very few of them have to do with Exalts.
>>30566240i see literally nothing wrong with this. Its nice to wrestle someone to the ground before fucking them
>>30566343Kill them, repeatedly if necessary, until their Exaltation ends up grafting itself to someone who's not an asshole.Improvise our own Exaltation criteria, considering the Exaltation itself lacks a decent one.Vision of Bronze would be "remove Solars entirely as a thing".
>>30566358Can't rape the willing/Lunar>>30566343Likely attempt to reform then kill them if it fails
>>30566003>>[TEN OX MEDITATION] Play along, but get the upper hand.It ain't fun with a Lunar unless there's a fight.
>>30566328They were built for different purposes, though. Creation Exalts were smart weapons that needed to get back online ASAP when the host died. Autobot exalts are there to protect and serve the people and eventually even house them
>>30566343Seeing as we're Zenith, probably try to reform them. If that doesn't work, then we'll kill them.
>>30566391Yes. Creation's exalts were a fix for a short-term problem that for some reason weren't designed not to outlast the problem they were designed to solve, so now we've got a bunch of god-killing weapons that have long since outlasted their purpose running around fucking shit up while the gods who created them shove their fingers in their ears and pretend this isn't their fault. Alchemical Exaltation is built to be good in the long term, because Autochthon is less of a fuckup that way. He just has terminal cancer and his body isn't designed for human habitation.
>>30566343Make them reform their evil ways. If they won't, we now have a partner in fucking them up royally
>>30566452What? Solars were made to rule so the gods could go fuck off and play the games of divinity.
>>30566452In all fairness, it's pretty much agreed that Autobot gave himself terminal cancer intentionally, he just was wrong about being able to keep it under control.
>>30566468This is true. And it worked great until the Primordials deliberately fucked everything up with the great curse.
How does this lunar mate thing work? If I understand correctly, they used to be the solars' lovers in past lives. Do the two always like each other because fate or something or can they dislike each other as well?
>>30566468Well yes, but that came after the war. Auto (the guy that designed the exalted shards) didn't really have that in mind.
>>30566503They dont have to be lovers or even like each other
>>30566503The UCS wanted Luna to make it so all Lunars "belonged" to all Solars.Luna was like "pff, fuck that." And made it so each Solar has a specific Lunar mate. Thing is, they just feel strongly about that particular Solar. It doesn't mean they like them, or anything, so really, Tia could still just want to fuck us and then kill us.And then fuck the body.
(This was a fairly close vote. going to ho with something middle of the way, with the most popular vote taking precedence)"Uhh..." You're not terribly sure how to react to this. Is it because of the dress? Is it some magic you're using without realizing? Is she just crazy? You're absolutely sure it's...You're pretty sure you've never met her, yes. That doesn't really explain the fact that she's pushing you against a wall, twisting your tabard aside, her hands gently caressing your body......you decide that, if you want to get some answers out of her, you better take control of the situation.[Essence: 3/5] You gently but decisively break her hold, and hold both her arms by the wrists."Care to explain?" You ask, leaning in. She looks straight into your eyes, unblinking. "...I remember you. From before.""..Before? You mean the First Age?"She struggles against your hold, with impressive strength. Finally, she manages to break one arm free, but all she does with it is bring it up to your face and caress your cheek. "I don't know. I know I've always dreamed about you. But now you're here. And you're mine. And no one else's."Those eyes are definitely the eyes of a crazy psychopath."Uh...I'm not sure if I want this kind of long-term commitment with a stranger that I've just met." You try and play to reason.Useless. "It's not a decision. It's a gift." She says, pushing you down.You both hit the hard stone of the road, and roll about for a few seconds in a furious grapple. You end on top, keeping her pinned down. Her previously-inexpressive face cracks up in a terrifying grin. "...What are you doing? I didn't tell you you could stop!""...What." You reply, dumbfounded.She looks up to you. "Are you going to take me, or do I have to take you?" She asks.You can't really reply to that statement in any way other than taking action. Seems like that's the only language she'll understand coming from you. Maybe you'll get through to her that way.(cont)
>>30566538...So we have a yandere Full Moon mate.Awesome.
>>30566476I said he was less of a fuckup when it came to the specifications of his Exalts. He's a huge fuckup in lots of other ways. Like "ehh, people can take care of themselves in my giant cancerous deathtrap of a body, let's go to sleep for millenia. And also eat souls. And also I have terminal cancer and will die if I don't wake up soon enough."
>>30566538>And you're mine. And no one else's.>And no-one else's.>no-one else's.Right, this bitch is going down. Nobody is getting in the way of Maka's harem.
>>30566587I concede the point. Apologies for misunderstanding your point before.
>>30566604Eh, I don't want a harem. Casual sex is nice though, so she'll still need some reformation if she wants to avoid my shitlist.
>>30566538I like her, she's got spunk. She will have to change her views or learn to compromise a little though.
>>30566616She's going to fucking murder anyone else we sleep with. That is not acceptable.Nobody else gets to control our sex life.
>>30566616she's already decided no one else can have us, and will likely kill and who try, so fuck her if she thinks we'll only be hers
>>30566623You heard me, anon.
>>30566645I miss Keychain. Hope Jukashi's doing well wherever he is.
>>30566538>"I don't know. I know I've always dreamed about you. But now you're here. And you're mine. And no one else's."Oh hey, someone we could actually justify using UMI Charms on. Poor crazy bitch has been plagued by dreams about us for most of her life and is completely obsessed. We need to give her a good old-fashioned personality reconstruction.Anyone know an Alchemical with a Personality Override Spike?
Gentlemen, I must sleep now, fellow anons, do please try to make Tia understand that we ain't anyone's to keep
>>30566664me too>Secret will never become a solar>Misho will never collect the keys>Marena will never find her son
>>30566691Doubt the Seal's been breached yet, so no.
>>30566691Using UMI on her might not be a good idea. Remember everyone, she's one of the three Lunar power players, and if we manage to take her home without force, we already have 1/3 of the Lunars on our side.If Amata&Co manage to come to an agreement with at least one of the two other Lunars, we have ourselves an alliance; which can go terribly wrong if the other Lunars find out that UMI was used on one of their companions.
>>30566691Well, let's see how she adjusts to being around us first. I'll hold out hope for her calming down and getting reasonable after a little while of Maka's soothing yet intoxicating presence.
>>30566698Her son is the yellow Sid who's been popping up since comic 1.
Amid your twists and tangles in the dirty, blood-spattered backalley (a fact that doesn't seem to bother her at all), you realize that Tia is not holding back anything. This is basically a fight for dominance.And, since she dragged you into this, you're now quite determined to win. However, the fact that you're not really feeling comfortable with this - not with the violence of her passion, nor with the location in which you're consuming, nor with the situation in general - still puts you to a disadvantage.But then, after another minute of struggle, you catch Tia starting to cry.This is the final straw, upsetting you enough to make you stop for a second. Catching you offguard, she grabs your hips in a bear-hug, and suplexes you to the ground.Your air knocked out of your lungs, you come back to with her straddled over you, keeping you pinned, her tears dropping on your chest one after another."...Did I hurt you?" You reflexively ask her, feeling very stupid after thinking about it for a second.She shakes her head, still keeping you pinned to the ground. "...I'm too happy." She says, And, looking at her face, you realize she can't be lying. "Do I... Do I even deserve to be this happy...?"She leans down on you, dropping her enhanced strength, just burying her face in your chest, wrapping her arms around you, and quietly crying, without moving.You stay like this for almost a minute. Things have definitely taken yet another turn for the bizarre.>Hug her back, wait.>Ask her to continue someplace more comfortable / sometime less busy.>Explain that she's scary and creepy.>Tell her that your heart belongs to someone else.>Ask her to stop crying.>Ask her what she meant.>Push her away>Other?
>>30566691This is a capitial B, bad idea. Mucking about with someone else mind rarely ever ends well.
>>30566730>Hug her back, wait.
>>30566698>White Wolf will never say "fuckit" and license his work as an official release.>Never see Nova and her minions again. Never see them get a full supplement for mechanical support.>Neven see Nova force Misho into that maid outfitThe pain knows no end. Still I hope J's doing well and doing fun things.
>>30566730>Ask her to continue someplace more comfortable / sometime less busy.
>>30566730> Ask her if she can calm down a little and try to explain what's going on, if she knows.We're PROBABLY not needed with the others yet, since we're doing our job by associating with a Lunar and getting info from them right?
>>30566730>Ask her to continue someplace more comfortable / sometime less busy.Now is definitely the absolute wrong time and place for this. Five dot Bond full moons are scary. But once she calms down it should be fine.
>>30566730>>Hug her back, wait.
>>30566730>Hug her back, wait. (With a very, VERY confused face.)Or>Ask her to continue someplace more comfortable / sometime less busy.We still have to be there with the Lunars.
>>30566730>Hug her back, waitI mean...yeah...that's best thing to do. Trust me.regards, grill exbert
>>30566730>Hug her back, wait.Lets just wait for her to relax before we talk to her about things.
>>30566730Every girl deserves to be happy~Hug her back, and tell her that you would like to continue elsewhere, at another time, and get to know her better.
>>30566730>Hug her back>Ask her to explain what she meant>accept that since she won, we're her sub now.[/spoiler ]
>>30566785nah, we'll beat her in a rematch eventually.
>>30566730>Hug her back, wait.>Try to help her calm down.
>>30566797Maybe, but right now we're helplessly pinned under her. And she's going to take whatever she wants from us.
>>30566730>Hug her back, wait.>Ask her to continue someplace more comfortableAn alleyway isn't a place to get to know someone, and it sure as hell isn't a place to get intimate with someone for the first time. Lets head back to the group, and we can work things out later.
>>30566807What happens when you lose a fight for dominance anon?
>>30566806>we're helplessly pinned under her.she deactivated her enhanced strength and is crying, while our charm is still running
>>30566825You try again when you are sure you wish to do so.
>>30566825the fight wasn't over, we hadn't given up yet, she just broke down.
>>30566835This is true. I vote>Reverse position, then hug.
>>30566825We didn't lose even if it looked a bit grim, she abandoned it to have a cry. Besides, she's clearly in no shape to be the dom or anything of the sort.
>>30566730>>Hug her back and Ask her what she meant.
>not wanting to be submissive to our new possessive psycho rapist lezz gfwhat, are you gay /tg/?
>>30566858Seems a bit forceful. Doing something similar with gentleness and care while hugging is cool. That's the way a Zenith should dom anyway, not by beating someone is a contest of raw strength.
>>30566860>she abandoned it to have a cryNo, we abandoned it because her crying broke our concentration. Which gave her the opportunity to suplex us and pin us to the ground beneath her before we came to. Read the update.
>>30566876Since we do want to have sex with her on our terms, yes, yes we are gay.
>>30566876I actually like her, but I'm not a fan of being dom/sub terms outside the bedroom myself. And her demands aren't very reasonable. And she needs to calm down and get better, anon.
>>30566843And until the point at which you try again?
>>30566730>Hug her back, bury her head in our boobs and calm her down >>30566890we were distracted, she used that to gain a short-term advantage and then gave up. That's like saying we should have stopped after pinning her hands above her head and stopped and it would have counted as a win
>>30566890We pinned her earlier, that's not the end of the fight anon.
>>30566906do what >>30566880 suggests.
>>30566880Sounds like a reasonable compromise.
You give in to your instincts, and just wrap your arms around her and wait.A few minutes later, the sobbing stops."...Did you calm down?" You ask her,"...Yes." Is her reply, after a long pause.Awkward silence."N-n... name..." She mumbles."Maka." You tell her."Maka." She repeats. "Maka. Maka. Maka." She repeats some more."...You can let me go. I'm not going to run away." You slowly try to stand back up."You're not. We'll stay together forever." She says, sounding absolutely certain. But she lets you stand up.You're both a mess of dirt and blood picked up from the ground as you were rolling in it, of course.At least you can justify it with the fight, but it might be a bad idea to go back to the meeting like this."We... should get back to the others, but first we need to clean up." You explain.Tia looks at her own beautiful wedding dress, completely ruined, like she realizes only now what sorry condition she's in. "You're right, Maka" She concedes, perhaps feeling the need to tack your name to the end of the sentence just as an excuse to say it again.>Look for some clothes you can steal in town>Return to the castle, head to the baths>Return to the castle, head to the dressing room>Return to the castle, look for Milliam>Other?Combined with:>Ask about her "dreams".>Ask about "I am yours and you are mine".>Ask about the other lunars.>Ask about herself.>Tell about yourself.
>>30566730Wait, did she not pin our arms when she pinned us to the ground?
>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the bathsMake sure we're not needed immediately first.>Ask about herself.Probably the best way to start, I think.
>>30566937>>Return to the castle, look for MilliamTime to hit up Super Maid>Ask about herself.
>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the baths>Ask about "I am yours and you are mine".We really need to talk about this
>>30566937>Return to the castle, look for MilliamMilliam can fix our dress. SAVE THE OUTFIT. SAVE THE OUTFIT BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY>Ask about herself.We should probably know a bit about our psycho Lunar mate.
>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the dressing room>>30566949Eh, I'm more surprised she "let us get up" we had the advantage in terms of strength then. pity >>30566880 came to late as a suggestion.
>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the baths>Ask about "I am yours and you are mine".
>>30566937>Return to the castle, look for Milliam>Ask about herself. >Tell about yourself.which leads to Ask about "I am yours and you are mine". if we have time
>>30566730>Return to the castle, head to the dressing room>Ask about herself.>Tell about yourself.
>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the baths>Ask about herself.Asking about her should naturally segue into the more relevant stuff.
>>30566937>Look for some clothes you can steal, involve Tia in it playfully to brighten the mood>Ask about herself on the way to the meetingJust don't forget to mark where you took the clothes from and be careful. The last thing we need is losing our influence with a show of petty thievery.
>>30566949She knocked us out, then sat on us to have a cry>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the baths>Tell about yourself.>Ask about herself.
>>30566937>Return to the castle, look for MilliamWe need to get something that fits Tia after all>Then head to the baths while Milli does her thing.Combo with:>Ask about TiaStart small and work up to the "About these dreams and 'being yours'?" thing.
>>30566996>She knocked us out, then sat on us to have a cryFelt more like temporary disorientation to me. The fight was by no means over when she essentially forfeited.
>>30566730>>Tell her that your heart belongs to someone else.Absolutely do not do this, as she'll take that as "this is the only thing keeping us apart".And then it will be murder time.
>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the baths>Tell about yourself.Asking for information can wait until we get to a less...dirtied state.
>>30566730>Return to the castle, head to the dressing room>Ask about herself.>Tell about yourself.We'll ask about "dreams" and everything later. Play it gentle.
I'll have to AFK briefly. Thread is almost at 300 already, so keep discussion not related to the thread at a minimum please. When I'll be back I'll see if we should continue here or open a new thread.
>>30567041You were the 300th post.
>>30567020See>>30566730>"...you come back to (consciousness) with her straddled over you..."It might have been brief, but it reads like a knockout to me.
>>30567041See you then~Thread is -already- at 300 though.
I was just thinking: we should probably get a charm that makes it so we're always presentable no matter the situation. We're having to take time out to freshen up, when we could be looking immaculate all the time.
>>30567041Actually we're already in autosage
>>30567057sounds to me like you come back from having the air knocked out of your lungs. Either way, that sort of fight ends when one side submits, which didn't happen. From my perspective, that's a draw, and if the lunar thinks differently we'll turn that draw into a win.
>>30567059Collar of Dawn's cleansing light. One dot artifact. Reasonably common.
>>30567090Sounds about right to me.
>>30567090I'm more astonished that we didn't do a lot better. I thought we had Solar hero active still, which would have led to a win.
>>30567127Well yes, by my count we should have won. (also, the vote wasn't remotely close). I suppose its too much to ask for a retcon?
>>30567127We never had solar Hero active since OP forgot about it and refunded the essence to us
>>30567167True. Grappling should be Physical+Dawn+3 for a total of 8, with a total of 3 successes. unfortunately, a retcon is unlikley, so we'll just have to slap her down next time.
>>30567127We retroactively never used Solar Hero Style (see >>30565388). We activated Ten Ox Meditation (>>30566538) to combat her strength, but it just evenned the playing field and when our concentration broke we still ended up at her mercy.
>>30567189Even though we asked to keep it anyway when he offered?
>>30567199We needed 4 successes, we got 3.
>>30567167It is sadly. Better to ask for some sort of bonus when this comes up again.
>>30567223He actually forgot the bonus for ox style whatever that is.>>30567227seems like a reasonable compromise>>30567205Way overstating things there, we were not "at her mercy in the slightest" she was at ours with her crying
Btw, archive this thread before it drops down.http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Solar%2C+Quest
>>30567209I don't see this "we" you're talking about someone people were sad their roll were not used but otherwise nobody asked to keep it going after the essence was given back
>>30567227darn, I suppose a bonus is a better thing to ask for.
>>30567261The archive only has threads 1-6... are we missing a thread? Or should we label this one as thread 7 in the archive?
I'd like a clearer understanding of when we are supposed to roll, really. Also, that bonus would be nice, and in an extended action like that we should have the opportunity to use Solar Hero style as well as meditation.
>>30567354>The archive only has threads 1-6... are we missing a thread? Or should we label this one as thread 7 in the archive?Someone mislabeled thread 7
>>30567356Yes, what this guy said would be great going forward.
>>30567356Knowing which options have you roll what would be nice.
>>30567370I would archive it, but please let me know if I should label this as 7 or 8. This discrepancy between numbers is ticking me off.
>>30567425You should label it 8. See here:http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive.html?tags=Tianna
>>30566937>>Return to the castle, look for Milliam>Ask about herself.and in response >Tell about yourself.give and take
>>30567425This is session 8. Session 7 is still on the top page of suptg, if you feel like checking.
>>30567356I'd prefer she repost the proceeding post with:>"You're not. We'll stay together forever." She says, sounding absolutely certain. But she lets you stand up.changed to>"You're not. We'll stay together forever." She says, sounding absolutely certain. But you push your way past her anyway.or something to that effect.
>>30567497>>30567445Yes, apparently the 7th thread did not include the Solar tag and didn't show up for me.
>>30567520But that changes her actions considerably...
>>30567544Something that makes it clear that she didn't have to "let" us do anything.
>>30567544that is the point
>>30567580Change it to "But she doesn't resist when you push your way past her" maybe?
>>30567580The fact that she DID let us is just as important as our own actions. Even if we could have just pushed past, that doesn't change the gesture.
>>30567601sounds good to me.
>>30567356Gonna be honest, I wasn't even clear on the fact that it was a fail-able roll. OP really needs to make those things clear.
>>30567665While this is true, I think it's a safe assumption that anything REQUIRING charm activation is a fail able roll.
>>30567777Not when the charm is Tent Ox Meditation. We definitely needed the charm to bring the stones back to the city, yet we did not roll. Same with all the other times we have used its strength enhancing function instead of its punching function. Except this time. Its actually pretty reasonable to assume an automatic success really.
>>30566937>Return to the castle, head to the baths>Ask about herself.>Tell about yourself.
Back, will start posting after eating something. But is it that important to you who wins in what's essentially an Exalted pillow fight?I have no problem retconning it into Maka winning: unless you plan to actually use the advantage to try and kill Tia, though, it doesn't change much. I didn't think about using rolls and scores for that scene because I didn't think it was important.If it is, though, I'll use them next time.
>>30567977It's not important to me, and I DEFINITELY don't want you to change the sentence referred to in >>30567520 since it's pretty important for Tia's character.
>>30567977/tg/ can't lose, no matter how little impact it has
>>30567977don't retcon it to winning-if Tia actually takes winning it seriously, we can just claim we let her win because she started crying and ask for a rematch
>>30567977Hmm, I think some of us were just reading too much into the staging of that scene then. Don't worry about it, let's keep it the way it was and move on after you grab some grub and are set to go.
>>30567977>Didn't use rollGonna be honest, a player shouldn't lose automatically unless what they are trying is literally impossible. In that case I would like a retcon
>>30567977Do please retcon. An attempt to establish dominance on the part of the players should never fail without a roll.
>>30567977Please no, no retcons for the love of the Unconquered Sun. It goes as it goes, don't give in to the mildly dissatisfied.
>>30568020I don't really care, but >>30568020 is right and seems far more of an important principle to uphold than anything else.
>>30567977On one hand, it doesn't matter much in the grand scheme of things, on the other hand, bragging rights are a BIG deal when it comes to fights, even pillow fights.Still don't think a retcon is needed
>>30567977Don't fucking retcon, that's dumb and anons are whiny crybabies.
>>30568007basically this. To the people upset, we really didn't win or lose anything, this is literally the Exalted version of rolling on a bed cuddling
>>30567977on one hand, I don't like failing without a roll, especially when we spend Essence on itOn the other hand, i don't like redcons unless it makes a big difference
I seriously don't understand what people don't like about this.We beat up the bad guys and are taking a cute Lunar home, what do a few sentences mean?
>>30568086I have to agree. Not a fan of retcons in general, but a fail without a roll needs to be erased.
>>30567977I have never seen a quest that was improved with a retcon, even if the retconned solution would have been better if done originally.
>>30568118Complaining about failing something without a roll is not being a crybaby.>>30568129see >>30568020
>>30568129she's crazy possessive and may try to murder our other lovers and we hoped we could nip it in the bud easier if we won and thus etablished dominance
>>30568155there was that one in MGNQ concerning having QB time stop with us.
>>30568165What exactly did we fail? I can't follow this shit...
>>30568179wrestling with our lunar mate
I don't get why people care enough about this to want a retcon...
>>30567977I'd recommend you not retcon it but do promise a flawless victory next time when we finish our little wrestling. Seems like a decent compromise.>>30568179An attempt to establish dominance.
>>30568089This sums it up for me. I think letting it pass this time is fine.
>>30568190But no-one had time to win or lose though, she just stopped. Why would we want to retcon that?
>>30568176I thought that was more Decu showing the players what happens when the go full retard than an actual update. Then again, I read it from the archive knowing there were another 20+ threads for me to catch up on, so I might be wrong about how serious he was.
>>30568190>>30568211Nah m8, we just skipped the "what do?" when she started crying.
>>30568193The same reason why people play games on the highest difficulty or go for 100% completion.
>>30568220....*shivers* it was ;_;
>>30567977Don't retconn, some anons are butthurt, miserable people that can't "lose" even in such scene where we are, from narrative point of view, "winning" (ergo not being raped).
>>30568211>I'd recommend you not retcon it but do promise a flawless victory next time when we finish our little wrestling. Seems like a decent compromise.I'll go with this just to bury the hatchet.
>>30568176Hmmm, yeah I guess that one, though that was simultaneously a HUGE thing, and all Decu's fault for miscounting. This seems so miniscule that the main reason I don't want a retcon is I don't want OP to waste time writing it out. I mean, seriously people.
>>30568211Can we just get an post where Tia says she'll get us next time, and complain about it being our win for showing concern for her when she started crying? Seriously, this is getting out of hand.
>>30568179Failed showing dominance in a bit of sexy wrestling with a clearly distressed and not-in-her-right-mind lunar.Lesson learned, from now on I'll take every little conflict, even competitive foreplay, seriously. But I'm going to keep the option to retcon events for actually relevant stuff.Back on track.
>>30568173I think as long as it's only for fun and she's included she probably won't go killing people we bed.
>>30568233Bad analogy is bad
>>30568242Huh, I didn't care, but now I want a retcon just to see you lose.
>>30567977Leave it as is. It was a cute scene, and I didn't see much dominance being decided.
>>30568260I like >>30568260 or >>30568211
>>30568260nah, don't take things seriously if the moment doesn't call for it-some people will be mad no matter what happens, so write what you think makes sense instead of trying to appease them
>>30568260You don't need to take everything seriously, just remember that when players try to win, they shouldn't automatically lose.
>>30568283So much this.
>>30568260Don't worry about it so much, I seriously don't get this whole argument at all...usually when anons want retcons I might think it's a terrible idea, but at least I see why they'd want it. This is so small I'm impressed people went to the effort of pointing it out.
>>30568254I like this option.
Weve had plenty of qt girls ride our lady bone or hunger for it, when are we gonna roll in the sheets with a big buff dude!?
>>30568320I wouldn't even call it a loss. It was a momentary reversal followed by her immediately giving up, and instead of SMASHING our way out we de-escalated and ended it.
>>30568355Sword boy want the Solar.
>>30568365Then they shouldn't automatically "fail" Op's words, not mine. >>30568260
>>30568355The prince can get a turn. He's the only decent choice so far, not a fan of the furries. I'm sure we'll meet some soon, though I'm not personally bothered.
guys, this is completely minor and will have little to no impact on our interaction with Tia. Can we be less butthurt until OP writes something worth getting upset about?
>>30568355I wouldn't mind having some fun with Taylon or the prince
>>30568355When we know Tia isn't going to attack Talon just because we're having some fin with him and Irene.
>>30568447>furriesAsshat. Talon is clearly in Warform as a statement, and the other two are pretty much human.
>>30568295Huh, my experience is that its better to throw them a bone, especially if other players are insulting them like >>30568242 the second to last thing a quest needs is people believing they are a persecuted minority.
>>30568474I'm sorry you feel that way, anon, I'm just stating my personal preference.
>>30568481whats the worst?
>>30568491I just think you're a complete asshat for calling Lunars furries.
>>30568505When a majority of players think they are being persecuted or insulted by the QM, especially if they are right. The few times I've seen that... have not been pretty.
>>30568481>>30568505The worst is apparently the QM retconning events per player request.
>>30568516I don't play exalted and the description was about 100% furry, so.
>>30568563Pretty much this.
>>30568554>Majority of the playersYou mean vocal minorities
>>30568573It can be similar in description without actually being furry, you know. The point of the War form is being 9 feet of raw "fuck you up" and when a Lunar intentionally shows up like that for talks he's sending a message, not looking to tiff.
You slowly make your way to the castle.Tia is following you, holding your hand. She doesn't look like she's going to let go of it anytime soon, or ever. "...I don't know anything about you." You say, trying to get her to talk, as you sneak through dark alleyways. You don't like this, but you also don't want to be seen in this condition."What do you want to know?" Talk about being a tough customer. You think about it for a bit. "...Where are you from?""Far." She says. Then, after a pause: "Halta.""That's..." It takes you a moment to remember where exactly Halta is. "...Far." you concede. "What brought you here? Don't tell me you were looking for me. I was just Exalted, you couldn't know.""I was wandering." She explains, looking straight at you. Feels like her eyes are trying to drill a hole into your heart. "Travelling. Couldn't stop. Couldn't find a place.""...Because of me?" You ask, fearing that you might know the answer already."Also." Apparently, she can still surprise you. "But I was also running away."After seeing her in that fight, you have some trouble imagining what she must be afraid of. "...Running from?""I used to work for another Lunar. I thought he and I wanted the same things. He lied to me. Deceived me. Betrayed me. I betrayed him back. Unmade his schemes. Sold his secrets to his enemies. In exchange, they told me that I could find you here."You wonder how could THEY have known, but hold the question."So, I had to run. I was alone. Only here, on the other side of the world, I found friends. A place to hide. And you." She smiles, and it's a smile as bright as the full moon. "Now, I'm not afraid of anything anymore. I'm not going to hide from Ma-Ha-Suchi anymore."(cont.)
>>30568610No, I mean majorities. I am referring to a few quests where the QM has literally insulted the intelligence of a majority of his players on a semi frequent basis.
>>30568611Well I wasn't referring to his being a furry to call some anti-furry sentiment, merely stating that anything with fur, much less resembling an animal, is in my personal 'no-fuck' zone.
>>30568610usuallywhen it does become the majority, the Quest usually has a thread or two left, barring a miracle
>>30568628Hmm, her manner of speaking is pretty terse even in normal conversation huh.
>>30568642he's a lunar, they can turn back to human if they want
>>30568693Well he'd better do that then.
>>30568693It's the default really. Like I said, he's basically telling us and Amata not to fuck with him by walking in in war form.>escaped from Ma-Ha-Suchifuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
>>30568693>humanboring. Do you think he can grow tentacles?
>>30568628Please tell me we have enough Lore to recognize /that/ name.
>>30564362I want to turn her into my personal cock slave.After breaking her first of course.
>>30568831I'm going to assume this guy is a strawman.
>>30568831I guess it was time for a shit poster to show up. Ah well, there go the courteous discussions we once had.
>>30568861Congratulations on earning your first dot in UNEQUALED SPOTTER OF THE UNDERBRIDGE DWELLERS
She said the name like it should sound like a horrifying bogeyman, but it doesn't say anything to you. Maybe misinterpreting your lack of reaction for bravery, her smile widens and her hand squeezes yours stronger. With the way she's been handling you, if you had been still mortal, you'd have already exploded some time ago."And you?" She asks. You've reached the castle walls, but now you'll have to sneak in. You briefly wonder how. You're not sure even you can jump that high."...I used to be a princess of a southern kingdom." You sigh. "But I was exiled from my country. The Queen of Tianna took me in as a guest. I Exalted a few days ago, fighting some Abyssals that are for some reason targeting the city."Tia, meanwhile, without much problem, has started climbing the wall, grasping with her fingers in the tiny spaces between bricks. "Hold on to me." She invites you.It feels so odd to get a lift from her, considering she's a lot slimmer and lither than you, but she seems to have no problem climbing up the wall at a pretty decent pace."Where is your kingdom?" She suddenly asks, halfway to the top.>An-Teng, a vast tropical kingdom, now a satrapy of the Realm.>The Lap, a quiet and boring city-state built in the lap of an enormous statue.>Chiaroscuro, a prosperous trading hub and the most ancient city of the South.>Paragon, an orwellian city ruled by an immortal, all-seeing, all-powerful autocrat.>Gem, the southernmost settlement in Creation - vastly rich, bloody with war, and doomed by fate.>Harborhead, a tribal confederation, warlike, yet subject to the Realm.>Varangia, a confederation of city-states where castes and roles are pre-determined by birth.
>>30568967>Chiaroscuro, a prosperous trading hub and the most ancient city of the South.Wooo piggy-back ride!
>>30568967>The Lap, a quiet and boring city-state built in the lap of an enormous statue.Damn, I was hoping for something closer.
>>30568967>An-TengWe elephant rider now
>>30568967>Gem, the southernmost settlement in Creation - vastly rich, bloody with war, and doomed by fate.Helps explain why we ran so far, and why we're used to living in luxury.
>>30568967>Gem, the southernmost settlement in Creation - vastly rich, bloody with war, and doomed by fate.
>>30568967Are we saying this city IS our kingdom, or this is the major kingdom our city was nearest?
>>30569078That it IS your kingdom.
>>30568967>The Lap, a quiet and boring city-state built in the lap of an enormous statue.Can we please not chose Gem. I'd like to return to our Kingdom one day
>>30569078Think of Gem as a city-state that punches well above its weight class in terms of political influence and strategic importance.
>>30569133...what exactly keeps you from ever returning to Gem one day? I'm confused.
>>30568967>>The Lap, a quiet and boring city-state built in the lap of an enormous statue.
>>30568967>>Chiaroscuro, a prosperous trading hub and the most ancient city of the South.Sounds nice.
>>30568967>Chiaroscuro, a prosperous trading hub and the most ancient city of the South.I have no idea what any of these are?
>>30569177it getting destroyed?Isn't it the city that's doomed to be destroyed no matter what?
>>30569177Gem is considered doomed to explode in pretty much any scenario, so I guess they assume that applies here too.
>>30569214Doesn't that just make it more interesting?
>>30568967>Gem! The southernmost settlement in Creation - vastly rich, bloody with war, and doomed by fate.
>>30568967>>The Lap, a quiet and boring city-state built in the lap of an enormous statue.Really, I don't get what's with some of you guys and setting us up for failure.
>>30569214>>30569216Plebs trying to "win". Also - it just makes this place more interesting.
>>30569277we already have a city with a shitload of problems to fix
>>30568967>>Gem, the southernmost settlement in Creation - vastly rich, bloody with war, and doomed by fate... TO EXPLOOOODEFor the guys who don't know Exalted: It's an old inside-joke that Gem Always Explodes. There are several apocalypse-type scenarios about to unfold in canon centered on Gem.Which makes it a very interesting place for us to be the princess/queen of!
>>30569214Isn't it a Solar's purpose to punch Fate in the throat? To save the doomed and redeem the damned? Gem need not die if we stand in the way of its destruction.
>>30569288why not 2?
We are on Page 9 OP, want to continue in new thread?
>>30568967>The Lap, a quiet and boring city-state built in the lap of an enormous statue.
>>30569277Only if you definition of interesting includes mandated mass death and inevitable failure.In my book that's as boring as you get.>>30569302It's cute that you think it's going to work out like that.
>>30569238By that argument An-teng is the most interesting because we'd be picking a fight with one of the most loyal satrapy of the realm
>>30568967>>Gem, the southernmost settlement in Creation - vastly rich, bloody with war, and doomed by fate.
>>30569124So we're the Despot of Gem or the Perfect of Paragon or the Leopard Seat of Harborhead?
>>30569320Nah, closing it here. Also, Gem wins the poll.Will continue... probably monday.Remember to archive if you liked.[Base: 2 XP][Defeated the Lintha: 1 XP]
>>30569302>>30569306>>30569290Voices of reason.>>30569334Jaded munchkin
>>30569383er, was me. sorry, also posting in other threads, forgot to put my trip back on.
>>30569384Only in Exalted could I be considered a Voice of Reason.
>>30569412Thanks for running! A full day without thread is suffering, but we will persevere.
>>30569383See you OP, was cute~Also, archive link here: http://suptg.thisisnotatrueending.com/archive/30564362/
>>30569412So, we learning what we can spend XP on now OP?
Also, a personal doubt:I love the Lap as a location, but I have to wonder: how many voted for the Lap because it's a well-written, interesting piece of the setting, and how many voted it because they perceived it to be easier to conquer than Gem?I want you to vote for a location you'd like Maka to be exiled ruler of, not for the choice that gives the most bonuses.
>>30569438Eh, I'd love to, but i think the thread's not gonna last long enough to have a good discussion about it. I'll toss that in at the start of the next thread.And if I don't, remind me.
>>30568967>Chiaroscuro, a prosperous trading hub and the most ancient city of the South.
>>30569455A bit of both really. I would much have preferred an option that was closer, so we could stay more integrated with our allies when we come to reclaim it. I don't really like the fact that our homeland is so far away that we'll essentially have to abandon our initial success to start from scratch to reclaim it.
>>30569532me too. At this point, I'd rather forget about our origin and just invade a nearby country
>>30569455If you hadn't listed Gem as an option I would have voted Lap because the idea of a city built into a giant statue, even just one's Lap is beautiful in its imagery. But Gem's an old favorite place of mine so it got the vote instead. Difficulty level of conquest really didn't enter into my decision.
>>30569532>>30569572Have a bit more faith in your QM.
>>30569603We're not thinking with portals, are we?
>>30569509Aw, I tend to miss the first few hours of your weekday threads though. Well, that's what happens when you play online.Take it easy OP, hope the rest of your weekend is excellent.
>>30569615We can think about moving whole island near Lap, conquering Lap and then going back to Gem as the Despot since they need Lap's food surplus.Think in this way.
>>30569728Point. Regarding hierarchy things, while I agree it isn't a good idea to piss off the DB, we should glorify and encourage essence users in general. Since the realm discriminate against mortals like Godblooded we should recruit as many as possible to offset the Realm's superior numbers of DB, and normal mortals. Plus, we can offer enlightenment are teaching to mortal dynasts for extra fun
We seem to be gathering enemies like a collector. Ma-Ha-Suchi, Abyssals, the Yotzis aiding the Lintha, our Exilers, the Realm on principle.